Feb 5, 2013
commented on An Interview with Art History Itself: The Painter, Champion, and Designer Rolon Bert Garner
Thank you for the interview. I haven't seen Rolon since he moved to Whidbey. People like Rolan made Seattle into a fun, vibrant place. It's good that his memories are being recorded, no matter how fragmentary. Seattle's art and political scenes were populated by wonderful people who connected with each other in unexpected ways. So much of that history is being lost to age and death.
Jul 26, 2012
commented on Endorsements for the August 7 Primary Election
I like the Stranger and generally agree with it's analysis of candidates. But in regard to State Supreme Court position 9 you are way off. I know the Stranger hates Sanders. Yes, he's a hypocrite on issues of personal morality. So what. I strongly disagree with his view of gay marriage. Sanders was a singular voice on the court in favor of individual rights when in conflict with the state. He was sometimes a lonely voice against police misconduct and prosecutorial overreach. OK, you don't like him. But to reject Sheryl Gordon McCloud on the basis of a past contribution to Sanders is just plain fucking stupid. She has decades of experience fighting and winning cases before the Supreme Court almost always representing indigent defendants. You could not find a more progressive candidate for the position. Judge Hilyer is also a good, well-qualified candidate who would make a good justice.