Nov 1 G g commented on Guest Editorial: Initiative 732 Is a False Promise for Climate Justice.
"This initiative doesn't provide unicorns and world peace and end cancer; it just combats climate change and makes our taxes less regressive" -you.
Nov 1 G g commented on The Morning News: Men Are Babies About Birth Control, Cynthia Whitlatch Trial Begins.
@8: yes. Charles Mudede is embarrassingly uninterested in Cliff Mass' actual statements, and there is no reason to follow Charles' silliness. The Stranger is good at pointing out when the Right ignores facts (all the time); it would do well to point out when the left does (now and then) as well.
Oct 27 G g commented on Westneat Weighs In On the "ATTACKIEST ATTACK AD EVER!".
@17: I first saw the idea that Brady added "PiƱero" halfway through the campaign written by Jayapal fans on her facebook page, accusing him of adding it when a woman of color entered the race. And you know what? I have Brady's actual campaign announcement from Dec 4th using all 3 of his names -- before McDermott dropped out, let alone Jayapal had anything to do with the race. And you know what else? He was using it before that, too.
Oct 15 G g commented on What Does Cliff Mass Have to Say About The Storm That Wants to Not Be Forgotten?.
@29: Are you Donald Trump? Because you're telling jaw-dropping lies that can be easily disproven with a quick google search.
Oct 15 G g commented on What Does Cliff Mass Have to Say About The Storm That Wants to Not Be Forgotten?.
Charles, you're just wrong on this point. We meteorologists are forced to point out regularly that events cannot be specifically attributed to global warming. It would be great if it went without saying (like you suggest), but unfortunately people's first question -- including the media's first question -- is predictably "is this storm due to global warming?" Often it's best to nip it in the bud and say "no" before it's asked instead of providing the explanation that "certain types of extreme weather in certain areas are likely to be more common with climate change, and it stronger storms aren't inconsistent with this." Because the take-away after the conversation (or in the case of the media, the HEADLINE) needs to be "we have a dangerous storm coming: be prepared", NOT "Scientist ties storm to global warming" which it inevitably will be.
Oct 5 G g commented on Why Are You Worried About Creepy Clowns When There's a Dinosaur on the Loose in Seattle!?.
I can't believe I actually voted in this. And now commented.
Sep 19 G g commented on Seattle Subway: Think ST3 Is Too Expensive? Check Your Seattle Times Subscription.
@4, what does the city have to do with this? We're voting for a Sound Transit proposal, not an SDOT proposal. Sound Transit, since it was reorganized way over a decade ago, has an outstanding track record of building quality infrastructure on-time (often early!) and under-budget. And if you're complaining about residents of Seattle (I'm sorry you feel that way), not Seattle government entities, well then...Seattleites are a minority of the Sound Transit Region, so there ya go.
Sep 19 G g commented on Seattle Subway: Think ST3 Is Too Expensive? Check Your Seattle Times Subscription.
@3, There is no "better proposal", and your "thoughtful concerns" about funding source changes would have been just that several years ago (or even, still, a year ago), but voicing them now reveals you as simply someone who is against transit and has decided to concern-troll against it instead of being honest and openly arguing why you're against transit. ST3 wasn't created in a black box, it was created over years with nearly unprecedented levels of transparent public input (look it up!). Voting against the package sets us back years. It's not perfect because different people and communities have different needs, and different levels of government have different restrictions on funding sources. But within the restrictions our region has, this is the best package we will see, and it truly will help everyone in the region, either by providing transit access in their community, or by reducing congestion from their driving commute due to other people choosing transit. It is so important that this passes if our region wants to prosper for decades to come.
Sep 10 G g commented on Even With City Help, 23rd Avenue Businesses Still Struggling Amidst Construction.
@3: Catalina -- the information you provide is correct, and south of Union traffic is open both ways. But the intersection of Union/23rd is still a total cluster (I live within a block of there and walk by and see it every day). Cars are being detoured off 23rd at Union, and I see why the businesses are still struggling. That block still very much feels like a construction zone.
Sep 10 G g commented on Crude Anti-Obama Stickers Seen on Lockers During Tour of Police North Precinct.
@25. you didn't read the article/link that @19 provided. Or, rather, you stopped reading after the first point (in my opinion, a minor point relative to the later points) that states job-related police deaths are less common than they used to be. Keeep reading. (Hint: the part where it says homicide rates of cops are similar to rates of the general population -- that's the real stat; also worth reading: job-related deaths for cops are suuuuuper low compared to many other common professions.)