commented on A Video of Light Rail Train Taking 3 Minutes to Travel from Capitol Hill to the University District
If they're already running trains through, then why is it not going to open for another year and a half? Also, can we stop calling this the "U-District Station"? This is the Husky stadium station, the U-District station at 45th and Brooklyn isn't gonna open for like another half decade. The Husky stadium station is a good 20+ minute walk from the heart of the U-District. You're not calling the Westlake station capitol hill, and they're basically the same distance.
commented on Vote "Approved" on Proposition 1 to Fund Needed Emergency Radios for First Responders
Oh shit, I never thought the day would come where I agree with raindrop AND seattleblues...
But seriously, I'm voting no on this. Mainly because I resent the entire premise of it even being proposed. I'm not against emergency radios for first responders, mind you, I'm simply disgusted by the fact that the city/county/whoever are apparently so shitty at their jobs that they can't even be bothered to provide such basic necessities for emergency services operation. While I feel kind of crappy about stiffing the first responders here, I think voting no sends a better message, because if the measure fail, it will force them to go back and fight for the money that they should have gotten anyways through their regular budget channels.
And, let's be honest, emergency radios is on the ballot and not building maintenance or something simply because they know that it tugs on peoples conscience and is less likely to fail.
Well, fuck that.
Plan better, tell the politicians to stop fucking around, raise the money some other way, whatever you gotta do. Don't bother us with this bullshit, that's what we elect people to do.
commented on SPONSORED CONTENT
Of all the things I'd ever thought I'd see on the stranger, an article debating the greatness of the soup flavors found on the shelf of the grocery outlet is not among them.
Sep 12, 2014
commented on A Man Fell From This Makeshift Homeless Encampment and Died
Somewhat offtopic, when the fuck are they just gonna build a lid over I-5 from like Olive down to, say, Madison? Build a park on it and be done with this nonsense of a freeway cutting off downtown from the city's most popular neighborhoods.
Hell, the paramount could have a summer concert series in the park right in its own backyard.
It's already like half done if you count the convention center.