Eric Arrr
Pike to the Pine
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Liberal n

1. A conservative who has just been arrested.

Apr 10 Eric Arrr commented on The Morning News: Uncle Ike's Owner Appears to Be Insensitive to the Racial History of the CD, What's Worse than Finding Bits of Rat in Your Salad?.
Uncle Ike's stands where it stands because the original language of I-502 prohibited MJ businesses from operating within a 1000' radius of schools, parks, and other places where children gather.

And - what a coincidence - the corner of 23rd & Union is one of the few high-traffic crossroads in this city which, for some straaaaange reason, family-oriented public works and investment never got within 1000 feet of.

Go figure, eh?
Apr 5 Eric Arrr commented on Why the Activist Shot While Protesting Milo Yiannopoulos Doesn't Want His Attacker to Go to Jail.
@9,

Sure, quote the Hokoana's attorneys' versions of events as if it's neutral.

What actually happened, if you were to actually watch the footage, is Marc Hokoana blasted an unidentified protester in the face with pepper spray, even though the guy was not engaging Marc in any way. Hex saw this, grabbed Marc's can of pepper spray, and tried to wrest it away from him. Liz Hokoana freaked out, and shot Hex.

The claim of "self defense" only works when 1. you weren't escalating other people's fights by wading in to pepper spray them, and 2. you're not resorting to deadly force against an unarmed person who's done nothing but tug at your precious can of pepper spray.
Apr 4 Eric Arrr commented on Let's All Watch Bertha Birth Together.
@6,

Technologically, I've always been a fan - Giant tunnel! Neat!

But as a transit solution, it just sucks. (Even if I do look enthusiastically forward to driving through it for the first time.) Costly, with a toll that's going to divert a lot of traffic onto city streets and I-5 anyway, and zero access to downtown. I mean, they couldn't even be bothered to put a bump-out somewhere under downtown for a bus stop.
Mar 31 Eric Arrr commented on Yesterday, Michael Flynn Asked For Immunity. Today the Question Is, Why?.
@14,

I'm mystified what Yates could possibly know about the Trump/Russia affair. She was a holdover from the Obama admin, whom I can't imagine the new administration trusting to read her in on anything hinky they might have been getting up to...

...excepting, of course, the front row seat she must have had for administration attempts to obstruct and/or shut down the DOJ investigation.
Mar 31 Eric Arrr commented on Yesterday, Michael Flynn Asked For Immunity. Today the Question Is, Why?.
Here is an extremely incisive explanation of the dynamics of Flynn's request for immunity:
https://www.justsecurity.org/39426/expla…
Mar 31 Eric Arrr commented on This Is a Big Fucking Deal: Flynn Wants Immunity.
Several things here:

1. Yes, Flynn's pension - that of a 3-star general -
is in jeopardy. Unlike the majority of Team Trump players, he's not independently wealthy, doesn't have a long personal history with the boss, and is still smarting from being tossed under the bus. Of course he'll flip.

2. He's seeking immunity via the DOJ, not Congress. This is good. DOJ lawyers aren't suckers.

3. The interesting question now is whether DOJ actually grants his request for Immunity, vs passing up the offer. As I said, FBI/DOJ NatSec folks aren't suckers. They will only take the deal if he promises to deliver them some bigger fish. If they pass, that's a signal that all Flynn had to offer was small-time fall guys - think Manafort, Page, maybe Kushner. But if DOJ makes the deal, it's because Flynn brought them somebody bigger than a retired 3-star general/former national security advisor. That would have to be Sessions, Pence, or even the big cheeto himself.
Mar 22 Eric Arrr commented on FBI: Trump "Associates" Communicated With Russian Operatives.
@8 If the full unraveling of this affair were to take, say, two years, who knows who the Speaker of the House might be.

...one can dream, no? (sigh)
Mar 7 Eric Arrr commented on New CIA Leak Reveals that Wikileaks Could Be a Department of the KGB.
Regarding Wikileaks and its loyalties, I find this quote by Humbert Wolfe apposite:

You cannot hope to bribe or twist
- thank God! -
the British journalist.

But, seeing what the man will do,
unbribed,
there's no occasion to.
Feb 17 Eric Arrr commented on Detained Dreamer's Lawyers Say Government Doctored Document to Justify False Gang Affiliation.
@11,

Spoken like somebody who has never seen the business end of our law enforcement apparatus, am I right?
Feb 4 Eric Arrr commented on SPD Officer Gives First Public Account of Shooting Che Taylor, Never Personally Saw A Gun on Taylor.
@3,

The police had an abundance of legal grounds to recover the gun at the scene.

1. Plain view. It's a firearm within arm's reach of a felon.

2. Search incident to arrest. Taylor was under arrest, and search incident to arrest permits searching a vehicle interior within the subject's immediate reach for evidence relating to the crime for which they are arrested. That fits the facts of this case perfectly.

3. Consent. The car belonged to someone other than Taylor who did consent to a search of the vehicle.

So, no, they did not need a warrant to secure that weapon, given at least three solid legal grounds available to them at the time.

It also strikes me as poor firearms safety to tow a car with an unsecured firearm just lying around the interior in an unknown position and condition.