Apr 18 gnossos commented on Ed Murray's Accuser Wants a New Judge for the Trial.
Um, given that DH has a criminal history, maybe the judge has been involved in one of his prior cases either as a judge or prosecutor? That would be a pretty clear conflict and reason for a different judge.
Apr 11 gnossos commented on Was it Legal For Mayor Ed Murray to Use Campaign Funds to Discredit His Accusers?.
With the fairly explicit (and supposedly independently provided) descriptions of Murray's gonads, it would seem that there might be some (a few? many?) folks who have a pretty good guess about the veracity of these claims.
Apr 7 gnossos commented on Who Are the Lawyers Suing Ed Murray for Alleged Child Rape?.
@12: you keep posting about the price and maybe you're basing this on extensive experience with rent boys, but I back in the 80s and early 90s I did a shit ton of street outreach with homeless youth and $20 for a blowjob seemed to be the going rate and some reported tricking for as little as $5 if they were really desperate. Some would trade a place to sleep or a hot meal for sex. I find it really odd that you're so fixated on the price amid all the other details (including two folks who don't know each other giving remarkably similar descriptions of private parts).
Apr 5 gnossos commented on Is Steve Bannon's Removal from the National Security Council the Next Sign of a Soft Military Coup in the US?.
Trump may now be answering to two masters. If the Russians actually do have enough goods for him to be totally compromised, the US intelligence/military also has that by now.
Mar 30 gnossos commented on Mike Pence Cast the Tie-Breaking Senate Vote Against Planned Parenthood.
Corydon @2: reminds that "Pence was the man who enabled the outbreak of HIV among (poor, white, working class) opioid addicts in his state as governor."

There is a backstory here that relates to today's events. As Governor, Pence defunded Planned Parenthood in Indiana. Like many states, Indiana has a truly shitty public health infrastructure and the entity that provided HIV testing/counseling for rural areas was PP. It was this combination of no funding for effective HIV prevention (because, God) and severely curtailing HIV testing (God again) that gave rise to the deadly epidemic in Scott County.
Mar 22 gnossos commented on Texas Teacher Smiles For Mugshot.
Oh lord, the NYPost identifies her as an anatomy and physiology teacher! Some jokes write themselves.
Mar 22 gnossos commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters.
Rational people: when they see someone earning more than they do for the same work, think "hey, I should earn what they do". The aggrieved white masses think: "they should earn what I earn". This view was recently articulated by workers at the Boeing plant when they voted to reject unionizatioin. They argued that the union workers made too much.

These people have been so brainwashed they work against their own self-interest.
Feb 25 gnossos commented on American Muslim Empowerment Network Director Aneelah Afzali Will Accompany Rep. Jayapal to Trump's State of the Union Address.
This is technically not a State of the Union address. He was invited to address a joint session of Congress.
Feb 21 gnossos commented on UPDATED: In State of the City Address, Mayor Promises New Tax for Homelessness, Threatens to Sue Trump.
@16 and 17: Really? And you can't figure this out for yourself: cities are magnets. People flock to cities for a wide variety of reasons. Go to any city of any size from Vancouver to San Diego (and I'm including Oly, Salem, and Eugene) and you'll find concentrations of homeless folks and a chunk of them from somewhere else.

As the late Bill Hobson used to say "there is no goddamned Conde Nast for the homeless. Homeless people come to Seattle for the same reasons other folks do." And a lot of folks become homeless after they migrate here.
Feb 14 gnossos commented on So You Want to Counter-Protest Abortion Clinic Protesters. Here's How to Do it Without Making Things Worse..
@9: what the fuck are you jabbering about? There is no governmental restriction about where kids can go to school (hell, with a small amount of fuss, you can even not send them to school and home school the little monsters). The argument is over whether public dollars should be used for private school.

So, no, one thing like the other. You should have paid more attention in school.