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9:58 AM Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Seattle May Sue the Trump Administration.
We should still let the SPD wither on the vine and shift funding to other agencies, addressing social issues with specialists, not a badge and a gun.

No matter what, cops gonna cop. Only way to ever change that is to not be a cop.
9:54 AM Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Seattle May Sue the Trump Administration.
It's a good strategy. It's easy to write a memo telling the SPD not to go out of their way to help ICE, but if they buy Trump's rhetoric (and our average cop gets his news from Fox; our erudite cop gets his reading Breitbart) they'll believe the law requires they serve the federal government.

A clear court ruling against cheeto can make all the difference.
9:47 AM Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on The Morning News: Mayor Murray to Give Address at Local Mosque, Seattle's History of Racism, and a Modest Proposal.
Lawsuits stopped Trump in his tracks. So yeah, yuk it up when som leader takes a highly effective action against religious discrimination. And is -- LOL! -- given attention for it.

You're basically saying we live in a world where politicians can show resolve in the fact of cowardly xenophobia in a way that makes a tangible difference, and for that, citizens show appreciation. Like, this whole doing-stuff-that-matters thing is nothing but a way to get reelected! And voters fall for it. LOL. So hi-lar-i-ous.

Good comment there. Thanks for revealing the sick irony. Serve the people. Get their votes. What a broken system.
4:24 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Mayor Calls Kshama Sawant's Suggestion that Seattle Police Block ICE "Irresponsible and Dangerous".
"This grossly mischaracterizes the objections to Sawant's proposal"!!!

And what exactly is Sawant's proposal? Gosh I hope nobody grossly mischaracterizes it.
2:15 PM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Milo Yiannopoulos: Girls Are In Danger When Adult Trans Women Use Public Toilets But 13-Year-Old Boys Can Benefit From Giving Head To Adult Males.
None of Milo's boring opinions are shocking. Blacks do all the crime? Milo says, yes, that stereotype is true! Gays are diseased sneaks? Milo says, yes, again, believe that stereotype! Jews? Milo says, hey the stereotype that they control the media and banks (which are destroying America just saying) is true!

Shorter Milo: believe musty old stereotypes!

That's it. That's all the guy's got. Seriously. That is IT. His whole oeuvre. Believe old stereotypes.

Rehashing grandpa's stereotypes is not why Milo is famous. He's famous for posting the photos and addresses of his enemies' family members online. For outing people. He's famous for orchestrating campaigns of death threats and rape threats. That's the reason you've heard of this guy. That shit is a lot more than stupid opinions or offensive free speech. That shit is beyond the pale.

That's also the reason to bar him from speaking at reputable institutions, decent universities (no idea why CPAC is too good for him but fuck them). He's a harasser and bully who targets physical threats at people.

His stereotypical opinions about old queens cultivating young gays? Just as boring and unremarkable as his Jews-and-the-media stereotypes. Neither of these stupid opinions is a reason to pay attention to him, nor a reason to censor him. His stupid opinions are beside the point. It's the way he puts people's lives in manager that is the issue. The only issue.

Also: another timely reminder that Bill Maher is a twat. Fuck that guy.
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Feb 19 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Mayor Calls Kshama Sawant's Suggestion that Seattle Police Block ICE "Irresponsible and Dangerous".
You guys assuming our police can't possibly "block ICE from seizing human beings" without breaking the law are the same ones who thought $15/hr was impossible, and that rent control was a dead letter because it's "illegal" in Washington. If Richard Conlin had stayed in Sawant's seat, nothing would have happened: today would look no different than 2005.

It turns out if you at least TRY, things happen. Empty suit Democrats like Conlin and Ed Murray tell you before you've even started No We Can't. Useless fuckers. (If I had $1 for eveery time I've said here on Slog that Ed Murray is a useless fucker I'd have AT LEAST SEVERAL dollars. Tens of dollars possibly.)

Remember when Trump ordered the government to do everything within their discretion to hinder and rollback Obmacare? Short of breaking the law? He can do that. There's a lot of room between complying with the strict letter of the law and actually enforcing its intent. Red states undermine Federal laws every day. Look how easy it is for the Seattle Police to act as if the Civil Rights Act never happened.

Short of physically interfering with Federal officers, the SPD could, if they worked for us, the ones paying them, if they did what we would want them to do, block ICE in all sorts of ways.

And even beyond toeing the legal line to trip up ICE enforcement, a police force that shared Seattle's values (instead of the foreign occupiers we have) would include cops who would choose to put themselves on the line and defy Trump in acts of civil disobedience. If 80% of the SPD voted for Hillary the way that 80% of Seattle did, we'd have a few cops who would do that.

Instead, we pay these cops to do the opposite of what we would do. That's all I'm saying. It's fucked up. Bad enough Washington D.C doesn't represent us, but our weak Mayor can't even give us a police force that believes what we believe. And there is no plan to ever have a police force that looks like Seattle or represents Seattle. Ever.

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Feb 19 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Mayor Calls Kshama Sawant's Suggestion that Seattle Police Block ICE "Irresponsible and Dangerous".
It's sad that wanting our own police to share our values makes you some kind of extremist.
Feb 16 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on The President Is Insane.
This idea that he "doesn't suffer" as a result of his narcissism, and therefore he isn't mentally ill, is absurd.

Everything he does is an expression of great pain. His obsession with his proving he deserved his win is an example of how much anxiety drives him. If he had truly beaten Hillary Clinton, he wouldn't need to keep punching her. Everyone knows: she beat him. She humiliated him, and he got to be president anyway, because the game is rigged and he had lifelines thrown to him by the FBI and the GRU. He suffers pain from that crooked phony win continually. His small inaugural crowd is eating his guts. And so on.

His inability to have anyone with strength of character working around him is evidence of how much it hurts him to be stood up to, or proven wrong. He can't admit error because he is too fragile.

The list goes on. The argument that he has had "great success" is misleading. He was handed a vast fortune and he squandered it. He has had to swallow his pride to keep afloat, and obviously he has abased himself with backers, financial or geopolitical, without whom he'd be in the gutter. To survive that he has had to break with reality.

Those who call him crazy as a cheap insult are doing mentally ill people a disservice. But if I wanted to cheap insults, I'd be angering the water sports community with my slurs. I call Trump mentally ill because of the 25th Amendment. It's about facing facts.
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Feb 15 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Source: Intelligence Agencies Prepared to Go "Nuclear" on Trump; Watch Him "Die in Prison".
Fucking Russian trolls.

The US providing a disproportionate amount of defense in Europe is the only way to prove that they are not alone. Any attack on them unavoidably involves the US. That's the point. Pulling our forces out out and telling each country to field bigger armies sends the clear message that our commitment there is nothing but words, easily broken. It's the easiest thing in the world to decide to hang back at a safe distance when somebody else is being invaded. Look at Crimea.

Which is the entire reason Putin's puppet keeps going on about "fair shares". When each country provides only for its own immediate, individual defense, nothing more, they're easy pickings.