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Nov 2, 2016 SuperSteve commented on Washington State Republican Budget Writer Andy Hill Has Died.
@5 - the story here, which Heidi completely failed to pick up on and address, is that Sen. Andy Hill was elected as a Republican in a suburban King County legislative district that has two Democrats serving in the House. This is a true 'swing district' that will effectively have an open seat in a special election next year (a Republican appointee will serve until then). You can expect a multi-million-dollar off-year political battle for that seat next year, with control of the state Senate very likely resting on the results. Of course, The Stranger can't see that far ahead - or that far across the Lake Washington. They'll focus instead on which liberal Democrats are beating each other up for the chance to rule Seattle.
Oct 25, 2016 SuperSteve commented on Supporters Rally Around Pramila Jayapal in Wake of Opponent's "Attack" Ads.
@1 "Walkinshaw's claim that Jayapal missed a crucial vote"
Is this a claim? Or is this a fact?

It's a fact that Jayapal skipped a vote, but it's only an opinion that this was a CRUCIAL vote - as implied in Walkinshaw's attack ad.

Jayapal is a Democrat serving in a Republican-controlled senate that was going to pass that budget regardless of how or whether Jayapal, or any other Democrat, voted.

And it's disingenuous of Walkinshaw to imply that Jayapal doesn't do her job when she DID vote on the budget earlier in the legislative process, at a time when the issue on the table was a first-draft Republican budget proposal that was uglier than the eventual budget agreed to between the Democratic House and the Republican Senate (…)
Mar 29, 2016 SuperSteve commented on Washington Superdelegates Still Endorsing Clinton, Spurning Pro-Sanders Majority of State Voters.
There's absolutely NO excuse for Jim McDermott to be a super-delegate for Clinton. That's just downright baffling.
Mar 29, 2016 SuperSteve commented on Seattle Must Learn Public Transportation.
And if you're waiting on the platform, Stand Back so people can get off the train before you try to get on
Jan 6, 2016 SuperSteve commented on What? You Want Action from Our State Legislature in 2016? Sorry..
@1 - Don't hold your breath: none of the senators you listed are up for re-election until 2018.
Jan 5, 2016 SuperSteve commented on Authorities Want to Cut Power to Wildlife Refuge in the Hope of Freezing the Armed Outlaws.
Cut off their power (likely generated at government-funded dams and delivered by government-funded rural electrification) and stop delivery of snacks and supplies by the USPS. Let them pick themselves up by their own bootstraps.
Dec 3, 2015 SuperSteve commented on State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw Will Challenge U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott in 2016.
@5 - in the long run he benefits even if he loses since a run now (assuming it's a respectable campaign...) helps build his name recognition in the larger Congressional district (beyond his Legislative district) for another run in the future. I seriously doubt that's his strategy, though - he's in it to win it.
Dec 3, 2015 SuperSteve commented on State Rep. Brady Walkinshaw Will Challenge U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott in 2016.
@10 - you cannot have your name on the same ballot for more than one office. Seattle Mayor is an 'off year' election so Ed Murray ran secure in the knowledge that if he lost he'd still be a state senator (and, incidentally, could have kept both jobs as far as state law is concerned; Sen. Tim Sheldon is also a Mason County Commissioner since that election is held in off-years). But for Walkinshaw, it's 'up-or-out' - if he wins he moves up to Congress, if he loses he's out of a job.
Oct 2, 2015 SuperSteve commented on The Martian Is a DIY Guide to Not Dying on Mars.
We can "start caring about space again" when we're done adequately caring for Earth - including the countless humans living in poverty and hunger.
Sep 30, 2015 SuperSteve commented on Peeple: An App That Allows Users to Rate Other Humans.
I wonder what kind of reviews co-founder and chief executive Julia Cordray is going to get...