commented on All You Motherfuckers Complaining That aPodments Are Too Small at 200 Square Feet
@Dominic, my comment #1 was not say that I think apodments are bad. I actually think they are great and I hope that they succeed. But I understand why some people are upset by the way they are popping up in their neighborhoods. I think that they should be subject to the same type of building reviews that every other large apartment building is subject to. But other than that, I think they are cool.
But like I said, the argument you seem to be responding to in this post still does not seem relevant. Even in your list of crazy arguments in your long article, you do not bring up the argument you are countering in this post.
commented on The 50 State Solution
It's very likely that the court fails to get the merits on either case, and instead decides them based on standing. Many legal scholars believe that the court will simply refuse to use these cases to declare a country wide right to same-sex marriage. More likely, the very narrow 9th Circuit ruling is upheld, which applies only to CA, and the section of DOMA is given a rational basis review and is overturned, which does not create a marriage right but allows same sex married couples to be recognized by the federal government.
commented on Lawmakers from Rural Counties Should Quit Their Whining About the Viaduct Tunnel Before We Demand Our Money Back
@17: Governor Gregoire chose the tunnel option for us. Seattle voted against the tunnel. That was not our choice to spend the money on a tunnel that doesn't even serve downtown Seattle. As to the arena, the plan should end up costing the city nothing in the long run, and should even bring revenue to the city. I love how you so quickly dismiss plans for mass-transit as doing nothing to ease congestion despite failing to support such an assertion with anything other that your statement. Our city is aching for more transit, and that's what we are doing. It is not wasteful at all.
You know what abortively will not help improve our schools? Withholding funding.