Feb 22, 2016
commented on How Will We Know When Capitol Hill Isn't the Gayborhood Anymore?
Even worse, the neighborhood is being repopulated with the kind of muffy bitches who say "ew" when they see the name of that laundry mat.
OK, I know, maybe that woo girl who walked by me last summer doesn't live on the hill, and maybe all the prissy things who seem to like living there now aren't openly squeamish.
Feb 10, 2016
commented on A "Proud" NIMBY Sent Us an Unhinged Letter About Heidi’s Homelessness Reporting
The author obviously does not understand the role lack of new housing units plays in making a citybless affordable, which contributes to increased homelessness (among other problems).
We need to increase density along our most viable transit corridors. Yes,we need to do this.mindfully of factors including current residents and neighborhood aesthetics, etc., and we also need to encourage our suburban neighbors to increase their density as well, and we need to build our transit infrastructure at a faster pace.
Jan 21, 2016
commented on Why Didn't Bernie Sanders Get the Human Rights Campaign's Endorsement?
@15, you're right to have no faith in Sanders getting "the right people to affect any change." That's because the president doesn't pick the people who affect any change. Those people are elected to congress, state houses, county and city councils, and other unglamourous, never thought about until they piss somebody off, offices.
People, if you want change, quit staying home every fucking Election Day that doesn't involve the presidency. Give us good candidates in November by voting in the primaries. Stop regarding the president as the only one who decides our political fate.
I will give Clinton this: she probably does have better leadership skills than Sanders, but where will she lead us? I think she'll lead us to the center, where her husband and the DNC establishment have led us. We've been there, and we have a disastrous, costly, and unjust war and a still out of control Wall Street to show for it.
Feel the Bern!
Jan 20, 2016
commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Bernie Sanders: Why Is the Socialist's Imagination "So Limited Against White Supremacy?"
It's a little late for reparations. Bernie's plan is the most race-neutral "reparations" we are being offered.
Yes, second only to native Americans blacks have gotten the shittiest end of the stick in America, but at this point in history we all need to understand that class divisions are more relevant than race divisions, as MLK seemed to understand as he began the poor people's campaign towards the end if his life. Reparations for blacks, and blacks alone, only plays into the hands if the mighty that have pitted the poor against each other going back to slave times.
Jan 13, 2016
commented on Seattle's Next Big "Sharing Economy" Challenge Is Regulating Airbnb
@13, go fuck yourself. We are not takers, we are hard working people who don't get raises that match the increases in rents. I've lived here for 23 fucking years. I have worked at Pike Place Market ( where wages would not make a decent standard of living possible these days), have worked in biotech, then got my ass kicked when the economy tanked and my experience didn't make me stand out among the 20+ others who would apply for the same (not very well paying) jobs I applied for.
I am now a stagehand, I mostly work at Seattle Center and other Seattle entertainment institutions. If you knew the hours I put in (sometimes after a dispatcher calls me asking how soon I can be somewhere), you would know that I, and my brothers and sisters in the union, were not fucking takers. If it wasn't for people like us, your concerts and theater wouldn't be as good, and would probably even be a safety hazard to the audience. So get fucked you elitist sack of shit.
It takes all kinds of people to make a city run, and I'm sick of hearing assholes like you call the hardest working of us takers.