ScrawnyKayaker
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Nov 30 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Trump's Cabinet Picks Include Betsy DeVos, a Major Funder of Conversion (or "Ex-Gay") Therapy Groups.
Jesus fuck. This is Erin Jones all over again. Can't you even MENTION the abomination of having a Secretary of Education who wants to dismantle public education and turn it over to religious and corporate schools? Break the teachers' unions and have professionals replaced by nuns and crazy-eyes homeschoolers?

Yes, torturing gay kids is bad. But if you think 100% identity politics and ignoring right-wing economics (whether practiced by the Rs or the Ds) is the way to go, you haven't learned much from the results of November 8, 2016.
Nov 9 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
"She was rational and caring;"

Lip service. The Ds had a choice in the mid-90s: remain the party of labor and fight a rear-guard action against job loss to globalization (not stop job loss, but try to keep the brakes on) or go all in for "Wall Street, Wall Street Uber Alles." They chose the latter. and put Ron Brown on a plane to China every month, despite China being our biggest strategic and economic threat in that decade.

Yesterday the chickens of "triangulation" came home to roost.
Nov 9 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
@58 Yeah, that would help.

@59 I keep thinking "Italy survived Berlusconi, we can survive this." But Italy has a lot fewer aircraft carriers than we do, which may limit their ability to get into deep shit...
Nov 9 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
But, hey, we'll just offset the candidate's center-right economic baggage by harping on gun control! Working-class voters in "flyover states" LOVE gun control, right?

That worked out so well in 1980, and 1994, and 2000, and 2014. What could possibly go wrong?!?
Nov 9 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
What @43 and @46 said.

Who'd have thought that the lower-middle class wouldn't show enthusiasm for the DNC's coronation of someone LITERALLY married to a Wall Street hedge fund, who's dynasty had gleefully presided over the effort to shove working-class jobs out of the country at the greatest possible rate? That worked out well, didn't it?
Nov 8 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Husband-To-Be's Porn Use Causes Ex-Christian Bride To Despair.
LW, go listen to ALL the episodes of the This Week in Jackin' podcast before your wedding. If that doesn't help, you're fucked.
Oct 24 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: Pregnant Muckleshoot Woman Fatally Shot by Deputies, 83 Protesters Arrested at Standing Rock.
Seattle Times lately is pushing out an ST3 tax increase calculator for property, sales and RTA tax. It only shows your estimated increase (I get $1250), not your current estimated tax bill. They also don't break it down by category. Current car tabs and property tax are easy to look up, sales tax not so much.

While it doesn't matter much to the ol' budget, it would be interesting to know what percent increase this represents. Anyone know what method they're using to estimate sales tax based on household income?

Larger question: is their calculation worth shit for accuracy?
Oct 20 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The Morning News: Seattle Times Wants You To Spend More Time in Traffic, What Would Happen If Only Whites Voted for the President.
That word, credibly, I do not think it means what you think it means.

Perhaps you would enjoy "credulous" more?
Oct 17 ScrawnyKayaker commented on The First Savage Love.
I lived in SF from early '92 to mid '94, and Savage Love was in one of the free weeklies for a chunk of that time. Probably kinda sorta roughly half, but I really don't remember specifically
Oct 14 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Four Washington Vape Stores Are Being Sued for Allegedly Selling Exploding E-Cigarettes.
In the immortal words of the fucking brat on The Simpsons, HA HAAAAA!

How 'bout just not being addicted to nicotine, idiots?