commented on Governor Signs Bill Overhauling Washington's Medical Marijuana System
I'd have more sympathy for the Medical Marijuana folks if the industry had made even a teensy effort to reform some of the abuses that go on. For every patient who legitimately needs medical pot, there have to be a dozen who are just recreational users who get occasional headaches or something - otherwise, given the unbelievable number of dispensaries, we'd have to believe that there are a hundred thousand people in Seattle who need it. I believe a few thousand, but the rest is just bullshit, and the dispensaries rely on the bullshit customers, knowing damn well it's bullshit. How many don't check for prescriptions? (Many.) Come on: if you don't police yourself, you have to expect crackdowns like this.
I feel sorry for the minority of dispensary customers who have legitimate needs for it: they're screwed because of a fatal combination of greed and "law and order" authoritarianism. A pox on both houses.
commented on MLK Day Marchers Switch Front Pages of the Seattle Times with the Seattle Crimes, a Newspaper Dedicated to Black Lives
@16, seriously, man, you are DESPERATE for some bongo accompaniment: "We major on the minor". That's some dope shit, my brother.
And here's a hint in case you're not the troll you appear to be: just swap in the word "poor" for the word "black" in basically everything you write, and you'll be a lot closer to the real issue. But you don't want to deal with that, of course. Sorry you couldn't make it to your parent-teacher conference, my man, but I'm even sorrier for the teacher who had to work on a day off.