Jun 9, 2015 BombasticMO commented on City Officials Reject Creating a Municipal Broadband Network to Compete with Comcast.
Have you guys read the report? It's amazingly positive on the idea of setting up a public network. It's unclear why Murray and Mattmiller are already giving up.

On page 39:
"This analysis indicates that the City is in a favorable position because of its ability to focus on long-term goals in its pursuit of Fiber to the Premises. Fiber tends to be a capital-intensive endeavor with a somewhat slow return on investment (ROI). The City is at an advantage because of its bonding power and ability to prioritize goals other than only a bottom line (unlike most private companies). If the City is able to partner with Seattle City Light and build fiber in the power space as well as seek cooperation internally, it has a better chance at succeeding. The City’s weakness is that it has never taken on an endeavor like this."

We've never done a lot of things. That doesn't mean we shouldn't leverage our favorable position to start.
Apr 1, 2015 BombasticMO commented on Holy Smokes! A New Stranger Podcast About What the Hell Happened This Week.
Are you putting this on itunes and other podcasting services? I can't find it in my app. The best part of podcasts is being able to listen to them on the go. Soundcloud doesn't seem as useful for that.

Where are your tech savvy at-risk youth?
Jan 27, 2015 BombasticMO commented on Microhousing Opponent to Challenge Sally Clark for At-Large Council Seat.
The City's elections website also lists Terry Hofman as running against Clark. Anyone followed up to see if he's decided if he's running or not?

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives…
Nov 12, 2014 BombasticMO commented on Another Casualty on Capitol Hill: The Redwood Is Closing.
For the record, Pony replaced the Cha Cha before the development. It only existed because the other bars were temporarily vacant due to the tear-down.

And how can you forget the Man Ray?! That place's closure has left a hole in my heart no other gay bar can fill.
Jul 31, 2014 BombasticMO commented on Protesters Block Downtown Oil Train Tracks; Legislative Candidate Jess Spear Arrested.
Also, did I use the word aggressive yet? I'm really into it.
Jul 31, 2014 BombasticMO commented on Protesters Block Downtown Oil Train Tracks; Legislative Candidate Jess Spear Arrested.
@6) That's just bullshit pessimism for pessimism's sake. Of course protest like this matter, because they draw attention to an issue aggressively more than a blog or blog comment can alone.

Case in point: Sightline has been covering this aggressive problem for a year now.

http://daily.sightline.org/blog_series/t…

Took some arrests to get attention to the matter. And candidates running for office getting arrested is drastically more newsworthy than just plain-old activists.

To pretend these things don't blow up is willful ignorance.
Apr 18, 2013 BombasticMO commented on After an Ultimatum, Gay Couple Sues Florist for Discrimination.
Amazing reporting Dom. A few typos along the way, but so glad you're on this story.

"It would be a different story if she said she would sell wedding flowers to anyone."
"would have piked up the flowers"
"had no plant to invite"
Feb 18, 2013 BombasticMO commented on Rumors That Alison Holcomb May Run for City Council.
She would be an amazing councilmember. I hope she doesn't run against O'Brien, he seems like he'd be a great ally on the council, but I'd happily volunteer on her campaign against any of the others.

Jan 31, 2013 BombasticMO commented on Pulling Up the Ladder Behind Them.
Any chance this can get into next week's paper? It's a story that needs massive telling.