Feb 10, 2016 dak7e commented on Four New Places That Say Something About Seattle Right Now.
dunno if this city is done, but this crappy paper certainly is. How much of this came directly from a brochure?
Feb 2, 2016 dak7e commented on First Hill Streetcar Is Slow but Aesthetically Satisfying.
Snail rail to airport? It's actually faster if there's even light traffic on 5.

You want snail rail to the airport, talk to: Denver, Portland, Dallas...
Jan 15, 2016 dak7e commented on Cliff Mass Is Wrong About the Carbon Tax and Seattle's Liberals.
Don't sweat it, Cliff. Most of the stuff coming from Charles has no connection to reality.

Occasionally entertaining, at least.
Jan 13, 2016 dak7e commented on A Car With a Dead Body in It Has Been Sitting on Capitol Hill For "At Least" Twelve Hours.
So there's a dead body in plain view literally on the same block as The Stranger's offices and they won't notice until the SPD seals the area off.

There's a good joke here, but I'm too drunk and disinterested to craft it.
Dec 2, 2015 dak7e commented on Timeline: Bertha's Two-Year Nightmare Before Christmas.
And if Will is on your side: automatic fail.
Dec 2, 2015 dak7e commented on Timeline: Bertha's Two-Year Nightmare Before Christmas.
Yeah, I'm bummed at how quickly this publication has gone downhill. When I first moved to Seattle 10+ years ago, I really enjoyed reading it. In the past few years, starting right around McGinn's first run for mayor, everything started to go to shit. Their "reporting" on Bertha is one of the biggest examples of how this once relevant paper has slid into terminal decline. Never mind the rapid fire departure of most of their top talent.

The Stranger is into advocacy journalism. I get that, even if it's not my preferred style. But if you want to be taken seriously, you need to take the time and money to really dig into the relevant issues. Keck is a cheapass and has apparently decided he'd rather make money being the Fox News of the left wing.

That's depressing.

Dec 2, 2015 dak7e commented on Timeline: Bertha's Two-Year Nightmare Before Christmas.
And, like clockwork, the Stranger starts up with it's non-reporting reporting on Bertha.

Stick to the issues your organization has the knowledge and budget to cover, guys.
Nov 16, 2015 dak7e commented on City Council Votes Against Municipal Broadband and More Paid Parental Leave (and For Some Good Stuff, Too).
Maybe if Sawant actually had a clue when it came to building bridges, these ideas would have a chance.

Want something to die a premature death on the city council? Have Kshama sponsor it.
Oct 26, 2015 dak7e commented on Why Does Equal Rights Washington Want Seattle's LGBT Community to Vote for Pamela Banks?.
So, in supporting this contention that Sawant has done "great work" for the LGBT community, you point to a town hall meeting and... well, the minimum wage thing. Because you've always gotta mention that one, no matter how tenuous the connection. Right?

She hasn't done shit for the LGBT community. And since she's not interested in reaching out to anybody who isn't already up her ass, that won't change.
Oct 26, 2015 dak7e commented on Here's Why Equal Rights Washington Says It Endorsed Pamela Banks Over Kshama Sawant.
People seeking to dismiss the gravity of this endorsement are missing the point. Sawant already has a bit of an image problem when it comes to being out of touch with her constituents. And believe it or not, there are still plenty of gays on the hill. She should've taken the time to listen to their largest political action committee.

Minimum wage is awesome - well done there. But that's a citywide thing that was settled before she was elected the first time around. What about transit issues and the trolley? What about nightlife related crime issues? Rent control is awesome, but that's a macro issue that impacts the entire city. Likewise with municipal broadband. She just can't be bothered when it comes to local issues that don't dovetail perfectly with the image she's seeking to craft.

Realistically, she should be running for an at large position because that's the level her issues are at. But she opportunistically runs for the hill because she knows we're the only place where she has a shot at getting elected. This is pretty shitty of her.