commented on Fuck You, Rick Santorum
@ 17 - Except re: George Zimmerman. SROTU was right on the money when posting on that topic.
You know, stopped clock and all that....
commented on SEXY HOT LESBIAN LEAD SINGER FOR METAL BAND WANTED! (Edmonds)
"Must be alright with other band members checking you out constantly. Even though we will be very attracted to you, we are looking for a fun, bro type who we can bond with emotionally while writing music."
This is just so painfully earnest.... and so hopelessly naive... I, uh, wish them luck in their quest.
commented on Nelson Mandela
Oh man.... The passing of a man, a legend really, who changed the world through his courage and vision...
RIP sir. And get ready for a BIG reception over there with the angels......
commented on SeaTac Passes the Torch to Seattle in Fight for a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage
Bacon and Blues - I'm curious. After so many, many months of reading your posts on this blog, I have only one question for you guys: Is it glue or paint chips? As in, are you sniffing airplane glue, or are you snacking on delicious paint chips? Just trying to pin down what is actually wrong with you... Because you know, identification of the problem is the first step to correcting it....
commented on New Study Pegs Washington State Living Wage at $16.04 to $30.46 an Hour
@ 44 FTW.
Here's my story: I've been working a good union job for the past 16 years, I'm now at the top of my wage scale at about $22/hour. AND THAT MEANS that my income qualifies me for subsidized housing in the city of Seattle.
My commute used to be 3 hours a day, 90 minutes into the city, and 90 minutes out, from White Center to Cap. Hill. So a little over 2 yrs ago, I thought 'heck, I'll move closer to work.' EVEN WITH SUBSIDIZATION, I still pay nearly half my monthly income in rent, which has gone up once since I moved into my tiny studio (not an apodment). Yes, I made that choice in order to regain some of the time lost in commuting, but clearly I can't continue to --gasp-- live near where I work, it's untenable. It is now untenable for a person who makes $22/hour to live in Seattle. THAT is the reality.
I know that it's only a matter of time until I'm forced back out of the city but I will never be at peace with the trends in housing that are occurring. We need more truly affordable units and rent control in Seattle and we need it NOW. Unfortunately for me, I know it won't come soon enough.
Silly me, all I did was maintain a stable work and rental history for 16+ years - where the HELL do I get off thinking I can live in this town? I don't even have an IT degree!!!