commented on I, Anonymous
I have the same problem but my neighbor's 36+ cats and kittens seem to have dwindled to maybe six or seven. Thank you to the coyotes or whatever reduced the population.
commented on Why You Should Give a Fuck About the Port of Seattle's Decision to Help Destroy the Planet
For petesake yes, pay attention to the port because it's mostly run for the convenience of big money out-of-state corporate special interests. We need to take our ports back.
Meanwhile, to slow global warming, the governor has a better idea (carbon tax) and even the stinking Republicans want to raise the gas tax a little. (regressive) They aren't drilling when they have their equipment parked here. Thanks for drawing attention to the port.
Dec 10, 2014
commented on Seven Arrested After Yesterday's Large and Peaceful Protest Against Police Brutality
If you are blocking an ambulance carrying a critical patient to life-or-death hospital treatment then you should be arrested and jailed. Since such situations are not predictable with any precision, there are laws that forbid blocking traffic, and persons who refuse to clear the right of way can be charged with a crime. Protesters have no right to get attention by blocking the streets without a parade permit.
Nov 16, 2014
commented on If You Didn't Vote, Why?
I remember those voting machines, in the general election, there used to be a lever at the top of each column with a donkey or an elephant so you could vote for all the candidates from your favorite party even if you were illiterate. Absentee ballots had a similar feature on a big sheet of paper, bigger than modern newspaper pages. I was 18 when the 26th amendment was ratified and the voting age was changed to 18 from 21 and I've never missed a single even year election.
I can see how life threatening illness or injury, loss of ones home or other personal tragedy could cause someone to miss an election, but mostly what I see here are excuses for being lazy, selfish, and STUPID. Why were there two Republican scoundrels on the ballot in Yakima 4th district? Because not enough sane people bothered to send in their primary ballot. Why did the most corrupt and evil caucus in the history of the US house of representatives get even more power? Reality voters stayed home. America doesn't need excuses, it needs Democrats to stick with it and vote every time.