Hernandez
Awesome Person 2011
SWASHBUCKLING HERO 2012
Live in Fremont, work Downtown
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I am Ian Hernandez.

Hernandez is busy, man. Just busy.
Jan 7 Hernandez commented on Get Ready for the Right-Wing Backlash Over Washington's New Transgender Bathroom Policy.
The response to this backlash is already spelled out in this article: it's illegal to enter a restroom or locker room with intent to hurt someone, and if you do hurt someone you will be arrested and prosecuted. Making accommodations for trans people does not change that. Simple. That, and as @1 points out, "I'm uncomfortable" is not a sufficient reason to deny a law-abiding person access to public facilities.
Dec 21, 2015 Hernandez commented on SL Letter of the Day: High Hopes.
@7 & 13 - great points. If you're looking for good, fun people to be with, then you will find them in all shapes and sizes. That's been my experience, and I know that if I had decided to categorically reject people based on physical characteristics, I would have missed out on the chance to date some great people (and have some amazing sex).
Dec 21, 2015 Hernandez commented on SL Letter of the Day: High Hopes.
I've never understood why there isn't more empathy from shorter men toward the body-shaming that fat women endure. I'm only 5'-9", and thankfully I've only had one real experience where I was flat out rejected because I wasn't taller, and it sucked! dudes should be out on the front lines of fighting back against body shaming too.
Dec 6, 2015 Hernandez commented on Antifascist Groups Are Organizing a Protest Against the Alleged White Power Rally in Ballard and Capitol Hill.
@41 - I'd argue that's even worse, wouldn't you? If the ascendant politicians of the American right wing are embracing similar positions to those held by the white supremacist movement, then no wonder neo-nazis feel empowered to march right through Seattle.

@51/63 - my housemate and another friend are in the neighborhood right now, and it sounds like this shit is actually happening.
Dec 5, 2015 Hernandez commented on Antifascist Groups Are Organizing a Protest Against the Alleged White Power Rally in Ballard and Capitol Hill.
I'm not surprised that the neo-Nazis are taking more brazen action these days. They're probably emboldened by the fact that racist, fascist rhetoric once confined to the political fringe is now being embraced by mainstream Republican candidates around the country. If I was a white supremacist, I'd be feeling good about my odds in 2015 America.
Nov 1, 2015 Hernandez commented on No, We Did Not Endorse Pamela Banks or Tim Burgess.
I can't believe how many goddamn Burgess mailers I've received over the last two weeks. The developers are terrified of a Grant win.
Oct 30, 2015 Hernandez commented on The Morning News: Feds Say Washington ID Isn't Enough to Board an Airplane, Food Workers Aren't Getting Sick Time.
$2,900/month luxury apartments for people who generally won't even be here for longer than a year? Just call it a hotel. And someone actually called it a "deal"? If that's a deal, then the market is failing us.
Oct 23, 2015 Hernandez commented on How to Really Punish the Incorrigible Fast Drivers of Rainier Avenue.
I've never driven on Rainier when it wasn't crowded and slow, it's hard for me to picture people speeding there. But, I've never driven there after one in the morning, I suppose it's a very different story then.
Oct 9, 2015 Hernandez commented on How to Cut a Handgun in Half with a Chop Saw.
@16 ...to prevent untraceable private sales to people who would use the firearm to perform a criminal act.

By your logic, the 2nd Amendment was only intended to allow organized citizen militias to have guns, because hey, there's nothing specifically in its wording that mentions private arsenals for unspecified purposes.

Context matters, yo.
Oct 8, 2015 Hernandez commented on How to Cut a Handgun in Half with a Chop Saw.
@14 - I don't detect an editorial position in this piece. I agree that this is a type of sale that 594 was aimed to prevent, although realistically the intent wasn't to prevent people from destroying guns.