Jigae needs to remember this place frustrates him.
Feb 1, 2011 Jigae commented on The Current Cost of a Jaywalking Ticket in Seattle?.
It also involves the primacy of cars / the rights of bikes and pedestrians... it's a perfect hot button topic. I'm sort of surprised we don't get more posts about jaywalking now that I think about it.
Feb 1, 2011 Jigae commented on The Current Cost of a Jaywalking Ticket in Seattle?.
Covert racism and a fascistic dedication to the letter of the law... must be Tuesday in Seattle.
Nov 30, 2010 Jigae commented on An Interview with the Brother of the Accused Capitol Hill Hatchet Murderer.
@19: "Medical Probation" already exists, so that's not the solution to this problem.

It's called med monitoring. It's a service offered by the Sound Mental Health system, who I believe he's already involved with. They have a staff nurse who makes sure patients take their medications, as well as Adult Day Services including counseling and other activities. Attending day treatment can be a condition of receiving SSI benefits or a part of sentencing after a mental illness/drug abuse crime.

Nov 27, 2010 Jigae commented on The Last Thing I'll Say About Liquor Stores (for Today at Least).
@55:
53/Smell: Anyone who wants to throw liquor store employees out of work should be thrown out of work themselves in today's economy and see how they like it.

If Washington had an agency that strictly regulated everyone's sex life and there was a movement to abolish it and give people sexual freedom, you'd be arguing against it on the grounds that it would throw the sex cops out of work, that preserving their jobs was more important than individual choice and freedom.


Love this. Genius.
Nov 26, 2010 Jigae commented on My National Opt-Out Day at SeaTac.
@28: They're still pissed at him about his union articles. He's going to have to start posting under a pseudonym.
Nov 25, 2010 Jigae commented on My National Opt-Out Day at SeaTac.
I try to understand why people say things like this:
"You know, if it keeps someone from blowing up a plane, it's OK."
They don't need proof that it works or understand why we're doing it. They just need to know that some faceless security official (who maybe had a vested interest in selling backscatter machines) tells them it's the only way to stop the terrorists from knocking planes out of the sky.

I wonder at what point things become invasive enough for the average American to stop and question this security theatre... I'm eagerly awaiting the day the get out stirrups and forceps "because otherwise the terrorists might smuggle a bomb in their vahjayjays!" Ludicrous. We're a nation of fucking sheep.

And yet... it's still one of the greatest places to live. Sigh.
Nov 25, 2010 Jigae commented on Is the Seattle Times Satisfied With the Snow Response? A Stranger Investigation..
@17:
You are so wedded to this ridiculously simplistic left-right paradigm. I get it, you hate Bill O'Reilly. Do you really think there's that much of a difference between O'Reilly Olbermann? They're both just provocateurs who support the state's assault on your life in different ways.


Well said. I think Olbermann is more honest but both networks serve to polarize and not create any sort of meaningful discourse.
Nov 24, 2010 Jigae commented on Is the Seattle Times Satisfied With the Snow Response? A Stranger Investigation..
@6: There's also infinitely less snow than 2008, although it seems like it's much colder.
Nov 24, 2010 Jigae commented on Police Say Capitol Hill Hatchet Murderer and His Victim Were Strangers to Each Other.
@15/16 Make an excellent point. Some people need the extra support found in being institutionalized.
Nov 24, 2010 Jigae commented on The Last Thing I'll Say About Liquor Stores (for Today at Least).
@14: Yes to both.

@30: Snowstorm? Seriously? The one that's been going on for THREE days? That one?

One of my friends made a similar pilgrimage. Apparently the line was ridiculous and people were kept outside despite the fact the store wasn't that crowded.: http://www.flickr.com/photos/md76/