commented on 43rd District Dems Endorse Ed Murray for Mayor
@2: wtf are you talking about? Sure big win for Ed, but the rest of your comment makes little sense.
I'd say the vast majority of folks in the room were attending their 1st 43rd meeting. Ed did a great job of getting his folks out.
commented on Ed McClain, "the Real Change Guy"
JustHallie @6: thanks for that. I am one of the multitudes who came to know, admire and respect Mr. McLain over the years. I lived 3 blocks from the U-Dist Safeway for many years and came to love my brief conversations w/him when I would see him at the store (which was often). I also served on the Real Change board for a few years and he was much admired and respected by other vendors, staff, and board members who knew him.
For all of those pulling crazy ass assumptions out your ass about him being an alcoholic/dope fiend/whatever: do you ever check your shit before just going off? Seriously. For fucking shame.
And kudos to Univ. Temple United Methodist. The most socially engaged church in Seattle. Ya'll rock.
commented on SPD Supports Free Speech and Doesn't Use Excessive Force, Police Say
@29: Seriously. Today is the 50th anniversary of the Children's Crusade in Birmingham (aka Bombingham). That was the moral power of the civil rights movement. Be peaceful in asserting your rights no matter how obscenely violent law enforcement is.
The single biggest contributor to the success of the civil rights movement may well have been Bull Connor. He revolted not just a nation, but a planet and within a few years he was in the dustbin of history and the moral arc had surged eons past him.
Yesterday shows the contrast. One protest loudly, emphatically, articulately, and peacefully making their case. Another a group of privileged spoiled brats trying to provoke a confrontation w/SPD in hopes they would be seen as victims of oppression.
One group may help make social change. The other is actively inciting opposition to that change. They have no moral authority.