commented on First Hill Streetcar: No Firm Plans to Return to Service
I need someone to try to explain to me once again why they think a streetcar is a better transportation option for a city than a bus. What is so magical about putting the vehicle on rails that makes it appealing to city officials or public transportation advocates? As far as I can tell, it's more expensive, noisier, slower, and hindering to traffic, all while being less flexible to respond route issues such as construction, weather, emergency response, or technical issues.
Jul 7, 2015
commented on Another Reason Why Seattleites Should Eat Herring
I don't know anything about herring other than joking about it with people going to visit Scandinavian countries. Is there a way to eat herring other than smoked, salted, or pickled? I'm not seeing fresh herring listed on the websites of the fish markets that I know of.
May 13, 2015
commented on Tonight Is the First Candidate Forum Featuring Kshama Sawant and Her Challengers
The 37th and 43rd District Democrats would be labeled as socialists in most other parts of the nation. They label themselves as Democrats because it makes them feel more mainstream, but all of the politicians and a majority of the constituents are much more liberal than your average Democrat on the national level. Sawant is just a natural extension of that, except that she calls herself a socialist. She belongs in the local Democrat party forums.
Apr 29, 2015
commented on Bumbershoot 2015 Lives! Here's the Lineup!
Is anyone else noticing the $100 at the gate price? As in a 50% increase from last year. And the early bird prices are twice what I could buy them for when tickets first went on sale in previous years.
And no jazz.
And no comedy.
Nov 11, 2014
commented on Metro Bus Drivers Must Always Remember to Open the Back Door
I've been on buses where the bus driver refuses to open the back door, usually because the backdoor is not lined up with a sidewalk and the driver is following the rules he was given rather than applying common sense. This would be OK, if the bus wasn't standing room only and the people in the back now have to push their way to the front.