Oct 25, 2016
commented on Rich Guy Insistent on Bringing Back the Sonics Finds a Way to Do It Without Public Money
This just in too: City of Seattle loses right to own 20 acres of prime real estate and a 20,000 seat Arena only for financing a portion of the build. Now that land will stay in the ownership group indefinitely. I'm fine with that, no public financing millionaires and all, but the city had some skin in the game before, now this will be Hansen's arena and the city isn't going to have much say over it
May 3, 2016
commented on It's Official: You'll Vote this August on Doubling the Housing Levy
In 2012 I bought a townhome, and my property tax was about 2400 a year. This year it will be 5,000. If all of the levies pass, and values increase again (and a value increase only matters when you sell) I could be looking at $7,000 next year. almost $600 a month just in prop tax for a townhome in Columbia City. The tax is already near 50% of my P&I and at this rate in 5 years I will be paying more in taxes than actual P&I.
Voting no. I have to stop worrying about housing IN SEATTLE for refugees, the addicted, the uneducated, the bad luck crowd, and the whatever-sob-story-they-have leftovers so I can concentrate on not joining them.
Mar 30, 2015
commented on An Apology for Anyone Who May Have Watched Saturday's Sounders Match
Spike, bunkerball is never pretty, but it is an effective way to protect a tie when a team goes to 10 players.
As for developing new players, you can always check out an S2 match, like the one I went to last night. 18 bucks for a seat, 6 dollar Big Al's at all four corners of Starfire, and all the young raw soccer talent you desire. Darwin Jones with a hat trick made the night, where we drubbed the Whitecaps2 and sent them back to Canada with their tails between their legs.