in the past hour MikeyC commented on Governor Jay Inslee Issues Executive Order Blocking State from Participating in Federal Immigration Raids, Religious Registry.
@2 "You don't have the power to control what the federal government does."

*blink* *blink*.

Well, duh.

Inslee does, however, have some authority over *state government* and that is exactly what the article was about.

Reading comprehension is hard but I'm sure with time and practice you will master it.
in the past hour MikeyC commented on The Morning News: Now's the Time to Stand Up for Trans Students in Washington State..
@9. Point taken. These days when so much bad has happened in part because of rhetorical excesses (from all quarters) such that certain words don't have meaning anymore (case in point; most of the Ctrl-Left wouldn't know a real Nazi if they got a jackboot up their ass), it may seem niggling to point it out here.

Still, "violence" used to mean something. So unless one can point to changes in statutes that exclude crimes like assault when they happen transgendered people; "state-sanctioned violence" as used here is categorical nonsense AND is an insult to millions world wide who are actual victims of state-sanctioned violence (such as those who met real Nazis).
in the past few hours MikeyC commented on The Morning News: Now's the Time to Stand Up for Trans Students in Washington State..
"....state-sanctioned violence targeting the trans community."

As odious as Trump's action here and elsewhere is, this is nonsense. It is language like this that undermines support for otherwise worthy causes and ideas (except for the self-righteous and the activist, where truth is always orthogonal to tactics).

People stop listening when wild, baseless claims are thrown about; if advocates are willing to so blithely lie about simple concepts, trust in other things they say can be deeply undermined.
Feb 21 MikeyC commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Resigns from Breitbart, Making His Bad Week Much Worse.
Good riddance. Give creeps like him enough rope and they always hang themselves.
Feb 21 MikeyC commented on The Morning News: Mayor Murray to Give Address at Local Mosque, Seattle's History of Racism, and a Modest Proposal.
@8,@10 The latest hate crime statistics are from 2015. From that list the number of anti-Jewish hate crimes was more than half of all religiously motivated hate crimes in the U.S. Second on the list, at less than half the amount of attacks against Jews, was anti-Muslim hate crimes. (The exact same situation is true in Canada with anti-Jewish hate crime making up more than half of all hate crimes and more than double all anti-Muslim hate crimes.)

If any one religious group has been and continues to be the target of the majority of hate in the U.S. it is the Jews.

See https://ucr.fbi.gov/hate-crime/2015/tabl…
Feb 20 MikeyC commented on Milo Yiannopoulos Gets Dropped from CPAC.
@31 Absolutely correct. The 1st does not guarantee a platform for anyone. It does, however prevent all government agents, which includes schools like U.C. Berkeley, from denying a platform, particularly if one is allowed to others.
Feb 17 MikeyC commented on The Morning News: Trump is the Ebola of Politics, GOP State Senator Dinosaur Rossi Wants Darkness to Fall on Light Rail.
@10 Actually, Atlanta has the highest rates in ENTIRE United States. Seattle is not far behind, though. Most of Seattle's current excess costs are to underwrite the federally mandated storage tunnels that were built to handle overflow.
Feb 16 MikeyC commented on Let's Talk About All the Lies Trump Told at His Press Conference Today.
@5 The phrase I'm seeing reported on CNN now is; "A friend of Harward's said he was reluctant to take the job because the White House seems so chaotic. Harward called the offer a "s*** sandwich," the friend said."

Shit sandwich, indeed. Someone elsewhere on Slog suggested he won't last the year. This guy is so off the nut I'm thinking six months. Max. No way someone this unhinged can keep it up very long.
Feb 15 MikeyC commented on The Morning News: What We Know about the Arrest of a Seattle "Dreamer," More Late-Night Bus Service Coming.
@15; if you're going that route it might be better as... "Arlington Police Shoot Knife Wielding 17-Year-Old Girl."