commented on This Weekend's Nightmare Traffic: Why Won't Our Leaders Build Light Rail Faster?
If you live in the city you'll rarely even realize there is a traffic nightmare happening. A good geographic choice in housing = no traffic hassles. Many, if not most, of those idiots sitting in traffic made a choice to live in the suburbs so they could have a big yard and 5 bedrooms...they've rightly earned "traffic" time.
commented on In Defense of Maureen Dowd Getting Too High and Writing About It
I don't usually enjoy Maureen Dowd's articles, but thank god for this one (and all of the subsequent comments on Slog). When I try pot for the first time, it will be an edible since I find the smoke smell kind of revolting. I'm pretty sure I would have eaten the whole cookie, or whatever, and her experience sounded hellish (even if it was only half as bad as she wrote). One very small bite is the important lesson I'm taking away from this whole discussion.
commented on Seattle Will Not be Affordable Without First a Real Public Transportation System
I agree that we need more fixed guideway/dedicated right-of-way transit, but it is already easy enough to live without a car in Seattle even by just relying on our extant public transportation options (assuming you make a spatially aware housing choice and don't require a SFH). The approaching cuts with make it a little less convenient, but the big trunk routes will see (at most) modest reductions.
commented on What Would You Do for Heroin?
It's amazing how many terrible decisions Ann made in such a short amount of time. I can imagine bad fortune making me penniless, homeless, unloved, seriously ill, but not the heroin addict(s) from the linked article. Is that drug so powerful, that after one use it sucks every ounce of reason out of you? I am such a rational person that it's like reading about an alien species. Is there such a thing as a recreational heroin user, or is Ann's fate the fate of all users?