Feb 2, 2015 dirge commented on Rand Paul Claims to Prefer "Freedom" to Vaccines, Says Vaccinations Cause "Profound Medical Disorders".
@15 Exactly. Parents are responsible for their kids, which is in no way the same thing as owning them.

Not surprising that a Randian only understands responsibility in terms of property rights.
Jan 20, 2015 dirge commented on In Local News: Area Woman Wants Her Hat Back.
Spoiler: the rabbit has it.
Jan 7, 2015 dirge commented on The Stink-Fog That Coated Seattle Last Night.
Smelled it in QA, Lake City and Greenwood last night.

It smelled like Tacoma, like the fog had carried the paper-mill odor up the I-5 corridor.
Nov 11, 2014 dirge commented on Paseo Is Closed and Now the Best Sandwich in Seattle Is Gone.
Somebody better get those recipes.
Oct 31, 2014 dirge commented on 11 People Arrested for Supplying Dead Unmarried Men with Dead Brides.
Way to obliquely hate on nomads, Charles.
Oct 31, 2014 dirge commented on Mayor Ed Murray Shouts at Me About Gender Pay Equity, Calling My Reporting "Wrong" and "Unfair".
Good thing we got rid of McGinn because of his personality and "leadership-style."

Oct 16, 2014 dirge commented on A Majority of Our City Council Is at a Swanky Resort With the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
@22 “[T]he transaction of the official business of a public agency by a governing body including but not limited to receipt of public testimony, deliberations, discussions, considerations, reviews, evaluations, and final actions.” RCW 42.30.020(3).[1]
"For example, a majority of a city council could attend a meeting of a regional chamber of commerce or a county commission meeting provided that the council members did not discuss city business or do anything else that constitutes an “action.”"

If they aren't going to be discussing city business, then why are we paying for them to go?

Oct 16, 2014 dirge commented on Two Thirds of Our City Council Is at a Swanky Resort With the Seattle Chamber of Commerce.
Is this a violation of the Open Public Meetings Act? It applies to retreats as well.

I don't know much about the details of it, but I know that 6 is a quorum.
Sep 15, 2014 dirge commented on What Happens After the Fall of Mars Hill?.
MH is a cult and its members are victims. They're not innocent, but they're victims nonetheless.

Not the elders. Those guys should do time. I'm sure that misuse of church funds, tax evasion, fraud and conspiracy could be combined to rope them in. The financial damage they've done pales before the psychic damage they've inflicted on their congregations, but its the only tool available.
Aug 28, 2014 dirge commented on Can You Spot the Historical Inaccuracy In the Preview for Ridley Scott's New Biblical Epic?.
Why are they making a prequel to Stargate?