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Oct 19 long-time reader commented on The Stranger Live-Blogs the Final Presidential Debate.
Maybe it's just me, but about half of the live-blog posts are showing up without the author's name.
Oct 14 long-time reader commented on Mistakes Were Made: 25 Years of Golden Blunders.
@5, "mistake". Sure. As in "Mistakes were made"--understatement of all time?
Sep 26 long-time reader commented on Seahawks Make Easy Win Over the 49ers Unnecessarily Hard (Also, Russ Got Hurt Again).
(point being that the same could be said about any team in any sport)
Sep 26 long-time reader commented on Seahawks Make Easy Win Over the 49ers Unnecessarily Hard (Also, Russ Got Hurt Again).
Isn't that "three types of games" idea pretty facile? You're saying that either they lose, and you're heartbroken (duh), or they win but it's a close margin of victory, or they win and it's not even close.
Sep 21 long-time reader commented on Guest Editorial: Why You Should Sign Initiative 873 to Change the State Law on Police Killings.
Editor: You have an "it's" in the second to last sentence where you need an "its".

On to the subject matter: Try a thought experiment. Suppose that for a year, all US police secretly agreed to never draw their firearms under any circumstances. How many police officers do you suppose would be killed for lack of self-defence? Probably in the single digits, or a few dozen tops. Compare this number with the hundreds and hundreds of citizens the police kill every year.

Do you really believe the life of a police officer is worth the lives of ten or more citizens? If not, then you have to conclude that the police are too quick to use force in this country.
Sep 19 long-time reader commented on Videos Show Terence Crutcher, Another Unarmed Black Man, Being Killed by American Police.
@33, I'm a daily bicycle commuter. Shitty, menacing drivers scare me shitless more often than I'd like. Shall I start carrying a gun and emptying my magazine at them every time it happens?

No. If you cannot temper your fear with reason and deliberation, you have no fucking business carrying a gun, or being a cap.
Sep 13 long-time reader commented on The Reason Why I Could Not Suggest the Adult Swim Drive-In.
@4, only an imbecile and/or a troll could call the bicycle a "19th-century novelty".
Sep 12 long-time reader commented on The Morning News: Seattle Remembers 9/11 and Slain Woodcarver, Hillary Clinton Scrutinized for Taking Sick Days.
Ignorance about sportsball is something to be lauded and encouraged (says this able-bodied cis het white man).