Kinison
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Whoever I end up voting for in a mayoral election, never wins.

Oct 28 Kinison commented on Acquittal of Bundy Brothers Reveals Much More Than White Privilege.
Meh, this is exactly what happened years ago when a bunch of Occupy Flunkies held a protest at the Washington Mutual bank on Broadway. Clearly they were trespassing, but the jury couldn't convict them.
Oct 26 Kinison commented on The Morning News: New NBA Arena Plans, Lying Cops, and a Very Slow Walk to Protest Comcast.
If only Mike McGinn chose a company with experience and money to build out the Seattle Gigabit project. Many neighborhoods would be lit up by now, but chances are, only the neighborhoods (Downtown, Capitol Hill, First Hill, U-Dist) that have easy access to fast internet would get them, leaving the ones with piss poor options (Georgetown, Rainer Beach, Central District) waiting.
Oct 26 Kinison commented on Vote Approved on ST3!.
I voted for this, but I honestly dont see how it would personally benefit me. I dont own a car and absolutely depend on buses and even if light rail had a stop at the Kent Transit Station (where the Sounder Commuter stops) I wouldn't take it as the ST commuter buses would be faster and would operate earlier than the light rail. To go from Kent to Redmond (Bear Creek P&R), it would have to go through Seattle, just to get to Bellevue, then onto Redmond and in order to maximize the ridership, it would have to go through lots of residential areas and as such, slow the fuck down when going through them. The 567 bus goes from Kent to Overlake TC, then 269 to work (or 545 to Bear Creek, then mile walk to work) and its maybe 2 stops between Kent and Bellevue, its highway most of the way.

The light rail, when completed would take much longer to get to Redmond and ST would probably eliminate the 567/566 routes, forcing me into a much longer commute and I would have to ask work to re-schedule, letting me come in later as the light rail, in no way, would be up and running at 430-5am.
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Oct 24 Kinison commented on Why Do So Many ST3 Critics Want Buses When Trains Would Be Better and Cheaper?.
As a life long bus user, the problem with trains is that in order to justify building the route, you need to have that line go through residential neighborhoods in order to maximize ridership. This slows the train down to the point where even if they built a station in Kent, going straight to Redmond, id still have to take the 566/567 bus because those commuter buses have 3 or 4 stops and its Kent and Redmond. The light rail would require me to go to Seattle, just to get to Bellevue.

The old bus (194?) that went from downtown to Sea-Tac was a much better route. Faster and it dropped you right on the curb of the airport. Lightrail takes about 10 minutes longer (again, were slowing down to go through neighborhoods) and makes you walk 10 minutes to get to the airport.
Oct 3 Kinison commented on Seahawks Shoot Down Jets, But No One Is Mad Because Football.
Get ready for the Husky Football bandwagon. They are now 5 and 0, destroying Stanford last Friday. WSU kicked Oregon's ass this Saturday and were going to play them this Saturday. Now ranked #5 nationally, thankfully the light rail station is open, otherwise a sold out Husky Stadium is going to be miserable for those that live near Montlake.
Sep 23 Kinison commented on Kshama Sawant Provides an Excellent Assessment of the Political Situation in the US.
The problem I have with socialists is that they almost always go after Democrats during election campaigns. They pander to the far left liberal who might vote Democrat, so thats what they do, attack Democrats and for the most part, ignore the Republican challenger.

Just look at Gary Johnson, he's almost supportive of Clinton, while always attacking Trump. While Jill Stein, like Trump, praises Putin while relentlessly attacking Clinton all while ignoring Trump. The irony is that a person like Stein knows full well that she is not going to win over Trump voters, so its pointless in attacking Trump, even though she has almost no chance at winning the election, so why is she even running?
Sep 14 Kinison commented on Edward Snowden Gains a Powerful Ally in His Legal Campaign for Clemency.
Seems highly unlikely that he'll get a pardon, given that he stole thousands of documents unrelated to the NSA bulk data collection and is using it to threaten the USA if they attempt to arrest him.
Aug 26 Kinison commented on Watch Hillary Clinton Describe "the Steady Stream of Bigotry" that Is Donald Trump's Career.
@3 Wasnt this a job Bernie said he would help out in? I could have sworn he was going to work with Hillary in bashing Trump, but all we got from him are a few tweets.
Aug 24 Kinison commented on Hey Bernie Bros, "Revolution" Is Not the Best Way to Structure a Political Movement.
Ive read comments on Reddit from volunteers who worked for both Obama in 2008/2012, and for Sanders in 2016. And most of these volunteers will say the local campaigns were dysfunctional as fuck. When you go canvasing door to door, you spend 2-3 minutes per house, you dont spend 20 minutes arguing with the home owner as to why Hillary is going to prison. Also had volunteers waste countless hours arguing with others at the campaign office about everything and nothing. Sometimes they would ignore their duties just to go protest a Trump rally going on nearby. Even if they collected pages worth of data, they didnt feel the need to add it to the data base (data entry is for nerds!!) and theres lots more that went on and it wasnt some odd office that it occurred in, it was going on nationwide. This went on for months and none of the higher up campaign managers did anything about this dysfunction, they ignored it. So it doesn't surprise me that people would rather quit than be led by Weaver.
Aug 18 Kinison commented on Why Is There a Surveillance Tower Outside CenturyLink Stadium?.
Just what kind of privacy do people expect to have when walking around in public?