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Yes, I'll be sure to steer clear of Phoenix Jones and Purple Rain. I know how much they like to whip out the pepper spray on the ladies and all that. Losers.
Posted by treehugger on February 17, 2013 at 8:27 AM · Report this
seatackled 2
Did they also advise not to show fear?
Posted by seatackled on February 17, 2013 at 8:44 AM · Report this
kitschnsync 3
Silly intern. "Warning the public" = "rape culture." Haven't you learned anything from your time on Slog?

Since you are a man, you shouldn't even talk about such things. Get with the program, k? Thx.
Posted by kitschnsync on February 17, 2013 at 9:43 AM · Report this
107 House Democrats sent a letter to President Obama calling on him to oppose any entitlement benefit reductions, including switching to the so-called chained CPI:

"We write to affirm our vigorous opposition to cutting Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid benefits in any final bill to replace sequestration. Earned Social Security and Medicare benefits provide the financial and health protections necessary to keep individuals and families out of poverty. Medicaid is not only a lifeline for low-income children, pregnant women, people with disabilities and families, it is the primary source of long-term care services and supports for 3.6 million individuals. We cannot overstate their importance for our constituents and our country.

That is why we remain deeply opposed to proposals to reduce Social Security benefits through use of the chained CPI to calculate cost-of-living adjustments. We remain committed to making the changes that will extend solvency for 75 years, but Social Security has not contributed to our current fiscal problems and it should not be on the bargaining table.

Similarly, we oppose proposals to increase Medicare cost-sharing requirements or to raise the age of eligibility. Half of all Medicare recipients live on less than $22,000 a year – yet they spend, on average, three times as much of those limited incomes on health care as other Americans. Raising their already heavy cost-sharing burden or increasing the age of eligibility doesn’t lower health care costs, it just shifts them to those who can least afford more financial burdens – seniors, people with disabilities and their families."

Out of the entire Washington state congressional delegation, only Jim McDermott signed the letter. Why is the state Dem party cautioning candidate like DelBene, who are less than sanguine about protecting the social safety net?
Posted by anon1256 on February 17, 2013 at 10:11 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 5
I like the idea of taking the onus of preventing rape off the potential victims and putting it on society. Just ticking off a list of things that women should do and leaving it at that does make it seem like it's their problem, not ours.

I'm just not sure what that is supposed to sound like. Since we do still have this problem, there's no avoiding the fact that you have to take care of yourself. Maybe before telling women they must be alert and carry a cell phone, we should preface that with an admission that the reason they have to do these things is that we've so far failed in our basic duty as a civilization.

Oh, and these so-called superheroes aren't the solution to anything either. I thought that fad was over.
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on February 17, 2013 at 10:13 AM · Report this
Knat 6
I do not understand the mindset that allows priests (and their superiors) to justify hiding child abuse from authorities. Is it that they feel they're outside the jurisdiction of the law as they service a "higher power," or a more pragmatic effort to save face (which has clearly backfired again and again)? Such incidents seem to only highlight the corrupt nature of the organization, as well as God's repeated lack of power to punish evil and/or interest in His children's well-being.
Posted by Knat on February 17, 2013 at 10:42 AM · Report this
GeneStoner 7
@3 kitschnsync Sexist comment.

Since you are a woman, you shouldn't even talk. Get with the program, k? Thx.

How does that feel honey?
Posted by GeneStoner on February 17, 2013 at 10:45 AM · Report this
#7 - you left your sarcasm detector turned off.
Posted by catsnbanjos on February 17, 2013 at 10:48 AM · Report this
Fnarf 9
Hey, intern: You shut your mouth. That green ketchup was GREAT STUFF. The purple was no good -- purple is a lousy color -- but the green was terrific.

I just got a robocall from The Real Conservative Majority offering to send me an "Impeach Obama" ("who may not even be President") bumpersticker for $100. I pressed "1" and told the guy to cup my balls.
Posted by Fnarf on February 17, 2013 at 10:49 AM · Report this
Here's some local folks educating people about Palestine's hunger-strikers:…
Posted by Linda J on February 17, 2013 at 10:57 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 11
Phoenix Jones' sidekick is actually Purple Reign. I'm pretty sure she'd get sued by Prince if she called herself Purple Rain. Although the UW might have the trademark on Purple Reign as well.
Posted by Gern Blanston on February 17, 2013 at 11:01 AM · Report this
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn 12
The prime sponsor, Sen. Ed Murray, D-Seattle, also condemned the search provision in his own bill, after I asked him about it. He said Palmer is right that it’s probably unconstitutional.

“I have to admit that shouldn’t be in there,” Murray said.
Why do we tolerate this level of incompetence from Seattle's delegation?
Posted by Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn on February 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM · Report this
JonnoN 13
@12 good question, this is obviously not helping. Must be busy running for mayor? At least they didn't "accidentally" try to ban abortion...
Posted by JonnoN on February 17, 2013 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 14
If you don't support drones or webcams then you cannot prevent and prosecute assaults.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 17, 2013 at 12:26 PM · Report this
Phoebe in Wallingford 15
Most legislators never read bills, they have their staffs prepare executive summaries.
Posted by Phoebe in Wallingford on February 17, 2013 at 12:43 PM · Report this
"Prisoner X" suicides,

Yeah, riiiiiiiggggghhhhtttt.....

And the Israelis never attacked the USS Liberty, no doubt????
Posted by sgt_doom on February 17, 2013 at 12:59 PM · Report this
Cornichon 17
Phoenix & Purple are stupid adolescent poseurs. The media attention they get is not helping. Ignore these fucktards.
Posted by Cornichon on February 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 18

In 1993, a housekeeper in La Center, Clark County, was blindfolded and raped. She pointed out Northrop and Larry Davis in a lineup.

In 2010, the two men were cleared of all charges using DNA testing, which had not been widely available when they first were convicted.

Northrop was released, his record cleared, and he faced the prospect of getting to know his three children, now in their early 20s.…

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 17, 2013 at 10:04 PM · Report this
Good for Colorado.
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 18, 2013 at 10:51 AM · Report this

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