commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?
Everrest, as a couple people said above. They are local, family-owned, affordable, and come with an awesome guarantee. We comparison shopped a few years ago and went with them and have NEVER regretted it. Would use them again.
You gotta rotate and flip your mattress regularly, though--no matter who you buy it from.
commented on Seattle Times Doesn't Understand Fuck About Mayor McGinn's Broadband Strategy
Commenter #1 is right on--it's Harrell who ought to get a huge amount of blame for slow-rolling the City's progress towards what we should (and could) have--a city-owned fiber-to-the-home network. The City studied that option (under Nickels) and has studies showing exactly how to do it, how to pay for it with public bonds, and how long it would take to basically pay for itself (arould 20 years I think). An incredibly safe investment in local business, education, democracy and culture.
But Harrell always prefers a "public-private" approach, meaning in this case no moving forward with any plan that wasn't greenlighted by Comcast et al.
The Seattle Times is right to say that we could and should have had way more progress on broadband by now, there are lots of reasons to say so. But it's way disingenuous to put all the blame on McGinn--he made campaign promises about public investment in broadband, which no other candidate thought was important at all. And under his direction we're making (frustrating, Seattle-paced) progress.
Now that the Times has put this out there, though, I'd love for it to be the basis for a question in an upcoming Mayoral debate. This city has concluded that fast broadband would be a smart investment for the entire city. Now that there's a plan to bring it to Capitol Hill, the U District, and a few other splotches, how will the next administration commit to filling in the gaps?
commented on "Positive, Uplifting, and Invigorating Art" to "Offset Grey Days"
The marketing guy's bio on the gallery's website describes him as a "classicly" trained journalist who writes "predominately" on aerospace and defense, and says that he gets his "excersize" by shooting photos in "inclimate" weather, among other spelling and grammatical blunders. What, aren't there like 25,000 out-of-work journalists in this town who actually know how to spell?
Jun 20, 2012
commented on Cover Up
Hey @25 and @14, cool it re. Dewey Potter--she's just the Parks Dept spokesperson saying what her bosses told her to say. That said, hopefully the controversy will lead to the end of this dumb policy, which I think would wither if attacked in court.