May 19 rshoff commented on Morning News: Sea-Tac Airport Begins Privatizing Security Checkpoints, Seattle Is Very Good at Road Rage.
Okay, okay, I apologize for rudeness and the language of my comment. My point being, that in a free country, we must look at solutions at the legislative level. Making driving, biking, busing, and walking a personal issue by blaming each other for global warming won't solve the problems. It's a really really big issue that deserves attention. There are many many solutions but we have to agree upon what they are and how to implement them without creating chaos and ultimately bringing harm to many humans by abandoning required infrastructure. We can't go backwards, we must move forward.
May 19 rshoff commented on Morning News: Sea-Tac Airport Begins Privatizing Security Checkpoints, Seattle Is Very Good at Road Rage.
The same freedom that lets me drive my car lets you keep yacking about anything you want. If I park my car will you shut the fuck up? About everything. btw, I also walk, much more than the average person.
May 19 rshoff commented on What Are You THINKIN'?.
@4, nope, Homeland first season was absolutely amazing in all categories. Writing, Directing, Acting. Wow. However, Chicago Hope has my heart. It had a heart. And if Mandy Patinkin is the subject, it was his best role. The Princess Bride has been redone too many times and Ragtime? I'll have to google that.... As for his music, that's a surprise to me. Seems like I heard about it before maybe. Sounds like he will be a treat for the Seattle stage!
May 19 rshoff commented on What Are You THINKIN'?.
BitTorrent? Peer-to-peer with strangers?! She's probably spreading viruses to all of her friends and acquaintances. Not quite a slut... but maybe. Lol, her stealing opens her computer up to malware like you wouldn't believe. And she deserves that. But note to self, don't strike up conversations with an international star of your magnitude no matter how much my heart flutters in their presence....
May 18 rshoff commented on Mayor Wants More of Seattle's Poor to Get Discounts on Their Electricity Bills.
clarification: Bought. Bought all my furniture from Good Will.
May 18 rshoff commented on Mayor Wants More of Seattle's Poor to Get Discounts on Their Electricity Bills.
btw, when I moved to Seattle it was because I could not afford to live in the cities I preferred when I was released form the military. Seattle was inexpensive at that time. And when I moved here, I looked for roommates and got all my furnishings from Good Will. My family was poor and I was very pleased with my successes and my new life in Seattle. I worked my way up ever so slowly and not all that high. That was then. Now, no one wants to start at the beginning. They all want hand outs that people like me really can't afford. And why should I, no one gave me a handout. So, in retirement I will have to look to move away to something more affordable, because I can't afford this and certainly don't qualify for subsidies. So, in other words. Don't live somewhere you can't afford. It's a really big country, there's other places. I'm searching now.
May 18 rshoff commented on Mayor Wants More of Seattle's Poor to Get Discounts on Their Electricity Bills.
@19: The point is the expense of outreach. If a person cannot pay their bill, then the subsidy kicks in. However, these people come to city lights door. They don't pay their bill. The only ones that an outreach would help are those that do pay their bills, albeit on a shoestring budget. But we do live in a capitalist economy. That means, um, you pay your bills. Simply put. If you think that capitalism is a scheme to provide free services that you will be bringing places like somalia here. Heck, why should I pay any of my bills if I can force some rich person to do it? In your world view, I shouldn't. And no one should be able to make me. Hey, I'm against the one percenters. It's really messed up, too many rich, too many poor. However, the solution is not for the middle class to bail out the economy and its failures. Maybe people should try harder to get a job and pay their bills or move to a cheaper location. I can name several within a hundred mile radius of Seattle.
May 18 rshoff commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: A Good Threesome, Spoiled.
4th option. Apologize to wife for avoiding her. If she is a nice person, then let her know you think so. If the question of a three way comes up again, simply explain it was a one time deal with them, that you were satisfied satisfied and not interested in a re-do. It's impressive that you recognize boundaries (three ways should not lead to two ways). Now if you don't want to smooth it over and you don't want to associate socially with this couples, then follow Dan's advice. Just move on. You were intimate with this woman and then brushed her off. Your bad. She blurted what should have tastefully remained private. Her bad. You're equal in that sense.
May 6 rshoff commented on Mayor Wants More of Seattle's Poor to Get Discounts on Their Electricity Bills.
If someone can pay their bill, why not let them? Why should I pay higher electric rates to support a program to reach out to people to give them a subsidy, which further drives my rates up? Perhaps then I will need a subsidy!! More middle class subsidization based on an extreme left wing intolerant policy. The city does what the city wants I suppose. Whether it is fair or not.
May 6 rshoff commented on An Update on the Site of the Felled Trees in West Seattle.
I'm not sure I understand why cutting the trees makes the slope less stable (at least right away). I'm assuming it's the roots that help stabilize the slope. The roots are still intact. Anyway, this is a tragedy, agreed. But this city also has a ridiculous approach to managing trees which may drive people to act out inappropriately to take matters in their own hands as did these folks.