commented on A Critical Overview of a Quarter Century
I've decided the demise of A. Birch Steen was the beginning of the end of Seattle being a cool place to live. I used to think it was when Sit 'n Spin went away but when The Stranger killed off their ombudsman marks when Seattle had truly crossed the Rubicon.
Now it's $2,200 studio apartments, watery-ass $12 cocktails happily consumed by a sea of Lumbersexual Gluten-Free Vegan Brogrammers and their goddamn pumpkin spice.
Fuck this town.
commented on American Democracy Isn't Rigged, It's Just Not Very Good
To be fair, even a strongly left-leaning fellow like myself has to admit the Democrats are just as heinous as Republicans at gerrymandering.
And for Bernie supporters like myself, who knew all along that the DNC rigged the game for Hillary in any way they could, in which the proof 'coincidentally' came to light just after Hillary had it locked up, proves that the powers-that-be in the Democratic camp are just as corrupt as those who gave us George W. Bush.
It's all about the money. And those of us who don't have it continue to get fucked.
commented on Three People Died in a Mukilteo Shooting Last Night
I found The Stranger's coverage of the mass shooting in Munich last week to be particularly interesting... because there was no coverage. None. Bupkus.
I'm guessing The Stranger didn't cover it because they couldn't blame Germany's lax gun control laws or the NRA and because the shooter said he was actively seeking the fame and publicity the media would inevitably give him.
The Stranger simply doesn't like to cover stories that don't fit their agenda.
I've been saying for years that mass shootings are perpetuated by the media (and now social media) who fetishize deranged killers and give them the posthumous glory they so desperately crave. And the Munich shooter proved my point.
As a side note, I'd like to note that guns and semi auto rifles are harder to get than ever before. 25 years ago I remember buying a German H&K 91 over the counter with nothing more than my driver's license and a 4473 form. Why weren't there more mass shootings back then?
It's because Columbine and the media's masturbatory coverage of it hadn't happened yet.