Jan 31 SPG commented on The Morning News: Washington Senators and Representatives Fight Against Muslim Ban, Amazon's Jeff Bezos Says He Will Too.
@4, It was for the police's safety (or more realistically their convenience) and not for any safety benefit of the protesters or travelers trying to catch flights out of Seatac. Therefore, from the point of view of the police, "Fuck 'em!" let 'em sit at another station and miss their flights or miss their opportunity to peacefully assemble and exercise their first amendment right.
I wish I had known about this when it was happening so I could have shuttled people in there (including Charles Mudede) by car.
Dec 13, 2016 SPG commented on The Morning News: Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess to "Move On" in 2017, Local Examinations of "Justice".
@8, No. The intelligence community is in agreement on this. They've put out official statements about it. The CIA and NSA have been very explicit about it and shown the evidence.
The fake news and rightwing blogosphere is peddling misinformation like what you spewed above in attempt to make their side not look bad.
Dec 13, 2016 SPG commented on The Morning News: Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess to "Move On" in 2017, Local Examinations of "Justice".
Rex Tillerson is not just the CEO of Exxon-Mobil with billions at stake in Russia, he's a complete Putin lackey even receiving a freaking medal from Putin himself!
For the more conspiratorially minded we now know that the Russians hacked the GOP servers too and took all that data. Trump has partied a few times in Moscow so there's pretty good odds that they have kompromat, aka compromising material, on him and all the GOP's dirty laundry too that they pulled from their servers.
Goodbye Eastern Europe. It was nice knowing you.
Dec 9, 2016 SPG commented on And Now for the Annual Seattleites Can't Drive in Snow Film Festival.
The video where they put on snow chains? They put them on the back wheels of a front wheel drive car. derp.
Nov 29, 2016 SPG commented on Please Stop Asking Poor Old John McCain Questions About Dumb Old Donald Trump.
I hate to admit it, but John McCain actually has a point here. All this discussion of Trump's Twitter shenanigans does nothing but fire up his base and cast everyone else as flag burning traitors.
Maybe we should be talking about the incredible damage his cabinet picks are going to inflict on this country? or his use of the office for his own enrichment a la Putin? or the...well that list goes on and on....
Nov 29, 2016 SPG commented on The Morning News: Evacuation Order at Standing Rock, Matt Hickey in Court, Jon Grant Running for City Council.
re: Trump's flag burning comment. Again, we're missing the real point of all of this. Trump says some stupid shit that the mouth breathing goons agree with to rile them up and equate opposition with treason. We take the bait and discuss the issue on its merits. The goons see this and it confirms their view that opposition is treason and we're a bunch of traitors.
Trump doesn't give a shit about anything but Trump. Remember that. Trump doesn't give a shit about anything but Trump. So, he obviously doesn't give a shit about flag burning, but he does give a shit about Trump power and keeping it. Distracting everyone with this flag crap furthers his power by keeping his goons riled up and making everyone else look like traitors. Well done Donnie!
Nov 18, 2016 SPG commented on Voter Suppression Is a Real Thing—and It Will Get Worse.
The whole country should be vote by mail.
I tell people in other states that WA is completely vote by mail and they're dumbstruck. I haven't missed an election in years, but most people I know in those other states will maybe vote in presidential years, and then hardly any of the other elections like mid terms or local races.
Nov 8, 2016 SPG commented on Live Reports From Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!.
How much of a complete douchebag is Trump going to be when he has to concede?
What are the odds of him being somewhat normal? or is he going to throw a yuuuge tantrum?
Oct 31, 2016 SPG commented on Homelessness Is a Growing Problem For People, Not For Cars.
Garages are also very cheap to build so it's an economic equation of return on capital spent building that extra garage space. It pencils out quite well when you're building in the suburbs and exurbs.
Oct 28, 2016 SPG commented on Acquittal of Bundy Brothers Reveals Much More Than White Privilege.
@1, Yeah, but the Occupy protestors weren't armed to the teeth threatening to shoot the bank employees. If these Bundy idiots just chained themselves to the front gates to make a statement then I wouldn't have any problem with them being acquitted. Bringing weapons into the picture should change that equation.