Catalina Vel-DuRay
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Beacon Hill Housewife and municipal career gal Born and raised in the rolling hills of… more »

Catalina Vel-DuRay is finally back up north.
8:14 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Best "Fuck You, Pedestrians"? Stewart Street and Denny Way.
May I just add that in addition to the "don't block the box" campaign (getting people not to pull into an intersection until they know they can clear it) We need a "mind the gap" campaign? There is nothing more frustrating to see a gap of two or three cars on a busy street, usually because the driver is looking at their phone instead of pulling up behind the car in front of them. I have found myself stuck in an intersection more than once because of this, and it's aggravating.

And I would like to donate that "all walk" signal at the intersection of Beacon Avenue and 15th Ave S. to a worthy charity. I hate, hate, hate that intersection to begin with, and all that stupid walk signal does is hold up traffic even more. It made sense when the library was there, but the library's not there anymore.

Beacon Hill needs a major traffic overhaul to move cars and people through it much more efficiently. Particularly now that they've announce a new 325 unit development with 23 parking spaces. That is going to be insane.
2:57 PM yesterday Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on How Long Do You Have to Live Here Before You Can Bitch About Seattle's Most Annoying Qualities?.
I have been here, on and off, since I was ten (1975 Note to young people, I am very, very old). I have lived here full time since I was 22 (1987). I predate The Stranger, and all of my favorite businesses disappeared a long time ago (RIP Frederick & Nelson, That's Atomic, I. Magnin, Andy's Diner, The Marine Room, the Ballard Denny's, Lelani Lanes, Ruby Chow's, Ben Paris, Trader Vic's, the Lake Union St. Vincent de Paul, Perry Ko's South China Sea, The Gold Coin, The Copper Kitchen, The P-I and The Golden Lion).

The rent is indeed atrocious and there's lots of new people, but Seattle doesn't ever really change that much. The Seattle Freeze is only a thing if you are a self-important bore, everyone freaks out when it snows, and we're always in a boom or a bust. There's no middle ground in Seattle.

And every time Charles decides to go on about cars, I go out and buy another vehicle. We're up to five now, including the boat.
Jan 17 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Crowd At MLK Rally Boos Cathy McMorris Rodgers.
"It was evangelical white voters who gave it to Trump. But just keep trashing "the working class"

You seem to be making the assertion that those are two completely separate groups, which leads me to believe you don't know anyone from either of them.
Jan 17 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Chelsea Manning Gets Her Sentence Reduced Courtesy of President Obama.
I think it's great, if for no other reason than all of the right wing doofuses who will have strokes over it.
Jan 16 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Inside the Debate Over Whether the Seattle Womxn's March Should Be Silent.
It's finally happened. My eyes rolled so much that they are stuck.
Jan 16 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Wait, Why Did Washington Senators Vote Against Buying Cheaper Drugs from Canada?.
Root dear, FTW, as the kids say. Canadian Pharmaceuticals are a panacea at best, and the most vulnerable people should not have to vet a website's "Canadianness"

American taxpayers pay for a huge chunk of the R&D that leads to pharmaceuticals, mostly through the university system and the military. Our government should not be let off the hook by "allowing" citizens to buy cheaper drugs from Canada.
Jan 16 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Morning News: Facebook Removes Post that Calls Ben Carson the GOP's Nigger, Murray Kills Bike Sharing.
Raindrop dear, I'm not so sure about that. I've seen that word in posts before (I know some real hicks).
Jan 16 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Morning News: Facebook Removes Post that Calls Ben Carson the GOP's Nigger, Murray Kills Bike Sharing.
Charles dear, did you ever consider that your post was removed because users reported you for using that word? Do you think that if you hadn't used that word you would still be banned?

Jan 14 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on The Morning News: I Guess We Need to Talk about Golden Showers.
I don't think Trump is a Russian agent.

His wife, on the other hand.......