commented on A Spectre Is Haunting Seattle—the Spectre of Non-Democratism
One misgiving I have, which I think is only strengthened by this analysis, is that the Dem establishment didn't make an organized, concerted effort against her campaign b/c they didn't think she had any chance of winning. But now that she did, and by doing so has scared the shit out of them, they are definitely going to bring all their guns to bear on her in the next election. It's not going to be pretty, for them or for us.
commented on These Are the Kinds of People Who Do Battle Against Library Funding
Back in '91 or '92 I had the opportunity to attend a David Duke rally in Leesville, LA, when he was making his ludicrous presidential bid. During his rile the rubes rant he said - and I swear I'm paraphrasing only slightly - "The Democrats are taking your hard-earned money and giving it to those n*****s in New Orleans so they can buy drugs with it!" I was only a little astounded to see the crowd of 20 or so nodding and applauding when he said this.
Plus ça change...
commented on Lunchtime Quickie: It's Almost Hallow's Eve!
One of our neighbors in West Seattle does Skeleton Theater - or did, it doesn't look like they're doing it this year. Besides that, someone at work lives near "Candy Cane Lane" in Ravenna and told me a couple weeks ago that a couple of guys there have a full-on decoration rivalry going, and that they do Halloween too.