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Jan 22 pickthescab commented on Live from the Seattle Womxn's March!.
Had a lightning bolt moment at the march myself! After waiting with thousands of others on one of the small side streets for over two hours to even begin walking, little girl's voices behind me starting to sing, We Shall Over come, a few other voices started to join in myself included when the woman next to me told me how I needed to check my white privilege and shut up. That song doesn't belong me she told me, it belongs to the black feminists. She, herself is so disgusted at the older feminists, of which I am a member of, that she can't even stomach calling herself one...
Earlier this week I was sitting in a chair getting my hair cut by my stylist who goes back to Detroit every 6 weeks to spend 4 days cutting her clients hair. Jenn is quite the kick ass business woman! She knew Trump was going to win months ago just by listening to the women in Detroit. They were furious at being labeled racist, losers, etc. We all know the arguments, the labels.
So lightening stuck me twice yesterday. First I get how it feels to be told your part of the problem, even though I have lived a life working for social and environmental causes, and reject that label completely. Second, the circlular firing squad on the left will render it useless.
Have fun girls, if you continue to kick out the foundations, the actual bedrock, there won't be a house left.
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Jan 17 pickthescab commented on Inside the Debate Over Whether the Seattle Womxn's March Should Be Silent.
Christ almighty, telling women to silence their voices.

It's time for the organizing committee to understand this was a wrong tack.

We are fucking furious. We need the cathardic primal scream. Stop trying to control us, we've had enough.
Oct 25, 2016 pickthescab commented on Vote Approved on ST3!.
This is going to increase my families taxes over $2600 on top of every other fucking levy we have. Why aren't the Corps being taxed for things like this? The Corps and developers are paying nothing! Amazon pays a total tax rate of 13%! Microsoft pays even less.
I live in West Seattle and I'm still voting no and I'm a raging tree hugger but I can't afford this! Don't give me the crap about how I'm reaping the benefits via my increase in my homes worth because until I sell that means NOTHING!

It's just like the Stranger to be so short sighted....how can we ever forget your position on the Commons?
Dec 22, 2015 pickthescab commented on Why I Am Probably Going to Send the Drunk Driver Who Killed My Parents a Christmas Card.
The damage done by one individual can spiral through generations. My grandfather killer himself and and entirely innocent family one Christmas Eve. It destroyed his daughters, his sons and continues to wreck havoc with his grandchildren. I didn't even know how this Navy doc was killed until I was 22. There are times I want to look up the survivors and tell them the price we all have paid for his addition, his choice to get behind the wheel more than a half a century ago, destroyed two families.
I am so, so sorry your parents were taken away from you. I wish you love and support. I hope you find big love that can help fill the ravine.thank you for writing this.
Oct 24, 2015 pickthescab commented on A Short, Really Depressing Documentary About the Housing Crisis in the Bay Area (and How It's Affecting Seattle).
This is one of the most depressing things I've ever watched.
Tech workers should all be forced to live in dorms, they offer nothing to our neighborhoods.

When the collapse happens these people don't have anything to offer for a place in the boat.
Jun 19, 2015 pickthescab commented on A Man Wore a Bright Red Nazi Swastika Armband at the Seattle Ferry Terminal Last Night.
If this asshole wore that in NY he would have been thrown on the subway tracks and no one would have said a ficking thing.

SeattlitesSeattlities are fucking cowards, including this photographer.
May 3, 2015 pickthescab commented on Why Governor Jay Inslee Isn't Fighting Harder to Stop Shell's Arctic Drilling Rigs.
I will not be voting for Inslee again after his complete failure to speak up for the idiocracy about allowing Shell safe harbor on their way to destroying not only the Arctic but helping the fossil fuel industry to making the future for humanity a complete hell on Earth. Seriously WTF gov? To say Inslee is a complete disappointment is an understatement.

One term is enough if he can't even manage this.
Apr 2, 2015 pickthescab commented on Seattle Restaurant Owner Behaving Badly.
What about the staff that doesn't work there at the end of the year give out? Are we to believe he's going to be sending the cash to that ex-employee?

I eat out 3 or 4 times a week, the Dalhia used to be a place after work to meet up with my husband, Palace the place before Cinerama, etc....Now that I know what an asshole Douglas is we'll be heading else where. Total smuck.
May 5, 2012 pickthescab commented on Savage Love.
Dan-I just read that your going to debate the motherfuckers of NOM. I want a ticket. I want to be there when all the bigots heads explode. I want them to see Satan coming out of Brian Brown's skull. I want to bring cleanup wipes to those who will be in need. Please, please, please!

Oct 13, 2011 pickthescab commented on Fuck You, Big Banks.
State run banks NOW! There is only one in the entire county. Our state gives all of our tax $$$ to fucking BOA to make millions on. WHY!!!
STATE RUN BANKS NOW!