Nov 2, 2015
commented on I Hope Pamela Banks Loses...
@6 Dan has lived in Seattle for more than 25 years. That's longer than he lived in Chicago. He is now officially "from Seattle".
@15 Um... Like HUMP? The Stranger? Genius Awards? Helvetica Bold? Valentines Bash? Savage Love? The Lovecast? SLOG? (the very thing you are commenting on?) Those are all contributions made by Dan.
So... Yer Welcome Seattle.
Love, Dan's "SO"
Sep 2, 2014
commented on Last Night on Twitter
So about that tweet I sent Tom Rassmussen’s way: I totally meant it. And in response to some of your questions…
If you don’t like Tom Rassmussen, why follow him?
The same reason I follow the President, the Mayor, and other city council members. They are politicians and local leaders. I want to have an idea of what they are doing and thinking.
What’s wrong with the original tweet?
Nothing… if you take it at face value. But here’s the thing that got to me: In the last year some newsworthy national and local events have happened and you wouldn’t know it from the Twitter feeds of our city council members. Virulently anti-gay Russia was about to host Olympics and what did the city council have to say about it? Nothing. (Sally Clark and Tom Rassmussen had to be badgered into speaking up.) In June two gay black guys were murdered here by a Muslim religious bigot. What have Tom—or ANY member of the city council—had to say about that on Twitter? Nothing. What did city council members have to say on Twitter about that officer writing tickets to people smoking pot? Nothing. And this week a 31-year-old Lesbian—a mother and a lawyer who worked for the ACLU—died blocks from Tom’s offices at City Hall. And what did Tom (or Sally!) have to say about her? Nothing. But Sara Jane’s cookies? Yummy!
Anyway, I was reacting to those nothings and other nothings when I tweeted last night. I didn’t know Dan was going to toss it up on Slog. Going to go and kill him now. Bye!
But before I go I have to ask… why do our city council members even have Twitter accounts? Sally Clark’s last tweet (@sallyjclark) before today’s “enthusiasm” tweet was Aug. 14. Nothing about the murdered gay guys, or Sher Kung. Other than the odd ESPN retweet, Tim Burgess (@CouncilmanTim) last tweet was on August 3. Sally Bagshaw’s (@sallybagshaw) last tweet was May 28. Jean Godden (@Jean_Godden)? August 27. Bruce Harrell (@bruceharrell) July 31. Pathetic. Mike O’Brien (@CMMikeOBrien) August 25 about Bike Share. Nick Licata (@nicklicata) January 14, 2013. Seriously not a single tweet since then.
Kshama Sawant’s (@cmkshama) last tweet was August 30: “Saddened by the death of another cyclist on Seattle's streets. We must make them safer for bicyclists and pedestrians.” The day after Kung’s death—she was the only one who said anything about it, at least on Twitter.
Mar 18, 2014
commented on Woman Reviews "Husband's Stupid Record Collection," Will Probably Get Book Deal
Megan, I usually agree with you, but this time... I don't totally disagree, but I think you are reading this too literally.
In fact the author of the blog writes quite intelligently about her feelings of being a feminist and it's effect on how she views the albums frequently. Her take on of AC/DC's "Dirty Deeds" is case in point. She loves Big Balls, but is creeped out by the track about having sex with an underaged groupie.
And at least when she finds something she likes, she digs deeper in, doing a lot of research and leaving you with lots of links to click through about the artists.
She writes intelligently. More than I can say for Minard, who sufffers from the Jezebel/Gawker symptom of uneducated verbal-diarhea in the form of snark overload.
This woman's blog has actually made me go back and listen through A Certain Ratio. Minard has only succeeded in making me want to throw my computer against the wall. (I gave up on her posts a while ago though. Maybe she's changed.)
Anyways.... Not everyone is gonna love Anthrax. Give her a break.
Apr 4, 2013
commented on Important Poll: Which Sparks Album is Best?
Yeah. It is weird there are no modern albums. Lil' Beethoven was amazing. Kimono will be picked by people who never really looked any further. Introducing and Big Beat are incredible, and the Moroder albums are still a sensation. As is the album they produced for Noel. (which is essentially a Sparks album with a female singer)
There really is NO correct answer to this except for comment #3.
Dec 17, 2012
commented on Please Stop Saying That Liza Long Is Wrong For Sharing Her Story
What's actually strange to me is I see the majority of people haranguing Ms. Long about her post are women.
Alithea's digressions about patriarchy, aside, she's particularly cruel in the face of the kind of things this mother has had to face. And let's not forget that she has two other children Ms. Long is trying to protect as well.
Sounds like a right mess for sure, and one society should learn from and try to heal, but blaming the messenger seems pretty lame. Jezebel's post on it was particularly putrid. This just seem like women beating up a poor mom who'e reaching out and asking for help from society for a son she doesn't want to lose wholly to the vortex of mental illness.
Geez ladies. She's hurting and conofused, if she made a mistake, give her a break. Or better yet, reach out and GIVE HER A HAND!!!
Dec 4, 2012
commented on December 9 City Hall Wedding Update
I'd love to know where the gay leadership in Seattle/Washington is going to be on this day. So far it seems like our great straight allies, Mayor McGinn and County Exec Constantine, are being helpful! BUt we haven't heard a peep from the lgbt political leaders.
So where are Ed Murray, Jaime Pedersen, Sally Clark, etc....