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Feb 3, 2015 Baconcat commented on Lummi Nation Says It Will Not Negotiate With Bellingham Coal Terminal Company.
We as tribal nations have nation to nation relationships and Pacific Terminals International is not in any way a diplomatic equal in this matter.
Jan 28, 2015 Baconcat commented on NAACP: The Silence of Mayor Murray and Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole Is Deafening.
@1 brief prepared testimony, yes. Can't see how it'd be a big distraction from these issues here at home.

Though maybe he doesn't have a cellphone or maybe he's not briefed on stuff like this.

Or maybe he doesn't care. Who knows.

Jan 2, 2015 Baconcat commented on Wait. What? Mayor Murray Dreams of a Fourth Tunnel. (For Transit.).
Well this is a clumsy pander to shove transit advocates into line.

Meanwhile U-Link is early and under budget. But nice try, Ed.
Dec 11, 2014 Baconcat commented on Downtown Business Owners Call Holiday Protests Against Police Brutality "Intimidating" and "Unfortunate".
Ah the classic "oh no you're driving allies away" uh no you dick those allies were never there. Clearly being civil has done nothing to solve a deadly problem.

Were you aware of or active on the issue before the protests? No. Did you care? No. With so many people claiming they're being driven away you would think there's a mass of people ready to act. There's not. Just the aggrieved and folks who are always there to protest.

People wonder why these murders happen but somehow lack perspective to note that the notion of "your vocal disagreement with the killing of black people is keeping me from shopping and makes people in the cause look violent" comes tumbling out of their mouths with little effort.
Jul 15, 2014 Baconcat commented on 2014 Seafair Powwow Cancelled.
Don't worry. We survived worse. Our community will powwow again.
Jul 9, 2014 Baconcat commented on Governor Inslee Tries to Have It Both Ways On Protecting Washingtonians From Cancer, Pleases No One.
If we don't make a good faith effort now then all our asses will be on the line. The increasingly toxic stew sloshing around in the Salish Sea will increasingly harm more than just Native Americans and Asian and Pacific Islander communities and that's bad news for everyone.

It might cost money, it might be bold, but the lives of your neighbors and the future you leave your children depend on healthy fish and clean waters and that means hard work. Ridiculous efforts to push profit over people only harms us all in the end.
Jul 2, 2014 Baconcat commented on Mayor Ed Murray Reverses Position, Won't Support Salary Increase for Seattle City Light CEO Jorge Carrasco.
Don't mistake the principle of the opposition from Dori Monson and the Times as being on the same ethical or moral plane as CMs Sawant and Licata.
Jun 18, 2014 Baconcat commented on Who to Blame for Bertha.
They were happy to take credit when Ref 1 passed but now they're all about being hushed up? Cool.
Jun 18, 2014 Baconcat commented on The Morning News: Washington Redskins' Trademark Is Canceled Because That Name Is "Disparaging to Native Americans".
The best part of this whole thing is that the name wasn't selected to honor Native Americans or the dubiously Native American Lone Star Dietz -- it was a marketing ploy. Native mascots were popular at the time (similar to the late-1940s and Termination Era proliferation) and it was renamed to differentiate things a little:…

Anyway, everyone knows they should be renamed the Washington Escalators.
May 29, 2014 Baconcat commented on Dave Meinert Threatens to Retire from Public Life, and Other Minimum Wage Mayhem.
Please go, Dave. You know policy eventually tilts toward the capitalist class -- your services are not necessary. Bye. Au revoir. Auf wiedersehen.