commented on Seattle Times Constructs Nonporous Paywall
I find not reading the S.T. a tremendous time saver. Their complete failure to keep us informed about the legislature or anything else that matters over the years has resulted in their total irrelevance and stultification.
commented on Lying Liar Lies
For Pete sake ignore Rush, he needs attention and will wither and die without it. I don't give a shit what he is saying this week.
commented on Booth Gardner
Of course I campaigned for McDermott in 1984 but can't remember a single thing Booth Gardner did as governor that I disagreed with. (I still have this McDermott apple corps T shirt from that primary campaign though I can't remember what that was all about.) I met his daughter by chance at a live broadcast of the Larry King show in Seattle which I attended with my late partner a couple of years later.
The last time I saw him was at a rally for Howard Dean, he had a strong voice but had grown a huge beard like Yosemite Sam. I'll miss him.
commented on Elementary School Rejects PETA's Offer of "Free Lunch"
Those who are meat eaters and vigorously commenting here, what is your motivation? What do you care? Could it be that on some level, you understand that eating meat is wrong?
I like to go by evidence and facts, not bullshit. # 5 Theodore Gorath: I can find no evidence that "electronics" always or even sometimes contain animal products, but so what if they do? If nobody ate meat they would make them out of something else.
Bethany Jean Clement: How do you know that image was going to be given to school children? Couldn't the district have asked for disturbing images to be omitted? Why wouldn't it be possible for the school lunch staff to safely prepare the food in compliance with all regulations and safe practices?
Also I grew up surrounded by farms and farmers, and my father's brother and father had working farms and raised and produced meat which we ate. When I became an adult I started thinking for my self and haven't eaten meat at all since the '70s.
commented on Let's Put an Assault-Weapons Ban on the Ballot
I think it's a good idea except the part about throwing kids in jail. I just don't believe more incarceration is going to help much, we already lock up a lot of juveniles. So who's going to gather the signatures? Or do you really think we can get the state senate to stop obstructing on this?
commented on It Looks Like an Exoskeleton
Is it a real boy or just an image? The NYT claims it's a model named Matthew Terry, this guy: http://www2.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Parke…
but it looks like animation to me. A still on the back page of the sports section had him modestly covering his navel with his too perfect wrist. If the idea is to get me to buy undershorts it failed, I think they just want to get publicity for their brand in general.