Looking For a Better Read
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Looking For a Better Read is enjoying coffee and free wi-fi at Ladro in West Seattle.
Oct 13 Looking For a Better Read commented on Rush Limbaugh Takes a Stand Against Consensual Sex.
@18 - if you're trying to argue that Clinton used his position to "coerce" the intern, then by all means lay out your case; but to say that the imbalance in power alone eliminated the intern's ability to provide knowledgeable consent in the same way that a child can not provide consent to an adult is just demeaning.
Sep 15 Looking For a Better Read commented on Clinton Counterfactual From '08 Disproved by Clinton Nomination In '16.
There is no arguing against the reality that Hillary has run a terrible campaign so far. Whether Sanders would be doing any better or not is purely conjecture, and pointless at that. I am bothered, though, that a HRC cheerleader like Dan is continuing to poke at Sanders supporters rather than using his platform to encourage his preferred candidate to run a more emboldened campaign.

After the convention, HRC had an opening to reach out to Trump supporters - acknowledge their anger, validate their dissatisfaction, but help them (at least some of them) see that their anger had been misplaced by the Tea Party and Trump. Show them that she gets it, and that she has a plan to address it. She wouldn't have converted all of them, nor did she need to. But siphon off 5-7%? That's doable.

But no, she went mostly dark, allowing Trump to suck up all of the oxygen, counting on him to be a continual fuck up. She's playing not-to-lose. And Dan, if she does lose - to the most unelectable person to run for office possibly ever - yes it will be her fault. Any number of people, including Sanders, would have cleaned this clown's clock.
Jul 27 Looking For a Better Read commented on New, Groundbreaking Study Reveals That Seattle Is the Most Hipster U.S. City of All.
Whatever. I knew Seattle was hipster long before these guys did their little "study".
Jul 21 Looking For a Better Read commented on NBA Moves All-Star Game Out of North Carolina.
So they need a city to step in and host on short notice. Maybe the NBA can do two solids in one and send the game Seattle's way.
Jun 6 Looking For a Better Read commented on Hillary Clinton Has Already Won the Democratic Nomination.
For the life of me, I just don't understand why Dan is such a huge shill for Hillary. I'm fine if he wants to favor her over Bernie, but the disdain he's shown for Sanders and his supporters is just . . . . disappointing.
May 31 Looking For a Better Read commented on Jerry Brown Does Math, Endorses Clinton.
Dan thinks Hillary will be a great president. Dan also thought invading Iraq was a great idea. I'll consider Dan's recommendations around proper fellatio technique or how to be a better straight advocate, but when it comes to political opinion, I'll look elsewhere.
May 25 Looking For a Better Read commented on 50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted.
Betraying my West Seattle bias here, but I worry about how long we'll have Husky Deli and Easy Street Records. Come visit both before it's too late . . . .
May 3 Looking For a Better Read commented on Seattle Repertory Theatre Takes Action after Stagehand Gets Caught Saying the N-Word.
@19 - one always has the right to be offended. That doesn't mean that it is right to take offense. I'm offended by all sorts of things people do around me, but I do not have the right to punish them for my sensitivities, particularly if they intended no harm as interpreted by a reasonable person.
May 3 Looking For a Better Read commented on Why Our City Should Embrace Passive Aggressiveness.
Option 1: write 435 words whining about what is for most an inadvertently inconsiderate oversight and observe no resolution.

Option 2: "Pardon me, would you please move your bag so that I may sit?"

Yep, I can see the obvious appeal of Option 1.