Jun 26, 2015 Big Sven commented on Up Early for the Supreme Court—Marriage Decision Could Come Today or Monday.
Great day for all America. So glad that Washington State was part of the journey, showing that legislators AND voters were united in support of equality.
Jul 22, 2013 Big Sven commented on Seattle Is One of the Top US Cities for Class Mobility.
"Yet the parts of this country with the highest mobility rates — like Pittsburgh, Seattle and Salt Lake City — have rates roughly as high as those in Denmark and Norway, two countries at the top of the international mobility rankings."

Umm... Charles, explain again why Seattle is not great? Because even Denmark and Norway suck, I guess?
Jul 18, 2013 Big Sven commented on If Somebody Can't Get to Bellevue by Car, They Shouldn't Be Coming at All.
@13: efforts that totally failed. But you don't explain any of that, so you get comments like numbnuts @14.

You're the worst reporter ever.
Jul 17, 2013 Big Sven commented on If Somebody Can't Get to Bellevue by Car, They Shouldn't Be Coming at All.
Goldy- how is this relevant to Bellevue? You know that the last Bellevue city council race had three pro-transit vs anti-transit races and in all three cases the pro-transit candidates won, right?
Jul 17, 2013 Big Sven commented on Why Jenny McCarthy Is a Terrible Person.
@21: citation, please.
Jul 13, 2013 Big Sven commented on The Saturday Morning News.
@10: is this a hypothetical child, or do you have an actual child? And you don't vaccinate him or her?
Jul 11, 2013 Big Sven commented on John Curley Says Fast Food Workers Need to Quit Being So Uppity or Get Replaced By Robots.
Curley is really, really stupid. Frank Burns stupid. Judge Smails stupid.

Evidently he decided the Sammamish City Council didn't sufficiently appreciate his talent, and just stopped going to meetings.
Jul 8, 2013 Big Sven commented on Plane Crashes in Alaska, Killing 10.
@4: yes, yes, yes, it's like 50x safer to fly to Minneapolis than to drive there, and the odds are just getting better since we've had over a decade without a widebody domestic crash. I know all this. I just hate turning my fate 100% over to somebody that I don't know, who may or may not be a stickler for little things like what landing speed he/she should use.

Also, though it's a statistical oddity, I've had exactly as many of my friends die in car crashes (1) as have died in plane crashes (a friend who was with Senator Wellstone in Eveleth.)
Jul 7, 2013 Big Sven commented on Slog Bible Study: 2 Samuel 13:10-15.
There no point in liberal Christians discussing this issue on SLOG.

I've pointed out that the majority of Catholics and mainline Christians support marriage equality (http://jezebel.com/5835789/poll-shows-ma…) and been told it doesn't matter until the churches themselves officially support it. I can point out that Pew says that while only 6% of scientists are Republicans, 33% believe in God and another 18% believe in a "higher power:" http://www.people-press.org/2009/07/09/p… but when somebody who I respect like Fnarf is deep in denial on the existence of liberal Christian scientists, what hope do I have with people that I don't know?

No, if we're lucky, we're told we're apologists or we are slapped with the NALT label (which is just an all purpose 21st century "Uncle Tom" ad hominem.) If we're unlucky, our existence is denied and it's assumed we're really just John Birch Society sock puppets.

So I'm done with "Slog Bible Study." Enjoy the echo chamber.
Jul 4, 2013 Big Sven commented on Charter School Opponents File Complaint Seeking to Have the Initiative Ruled Unconstitutional.
And then there's the other 5%...

@28: The PA law is very different from the WA law. Here's what it says: "Discrimination is prohibited in admission decisions; however, the charter school may limit admission to a particular grade level or area of concentration and my set reasonable criteria to evaluate prospective students, consistent with the charter."

My original point was that the lawsuit is exhaustive in its list of complaints, yet it doesn't try to make the argument that charter schools are exclusive in their admittance. The news stories you cite are in fact disturbing, but if these aren't isolated instances but rather a broad problem, I would like to see evidence that the very deep pocketed, very litigious teacher unions are willing to present in court.