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Jul 6 Westside forever commented on #AltonSterling.
@10, what a charmingly tough yet thin skinned little sausage you can be. It is absolutely quaint that you would request that a critic file their complaints through the proper editorial channels. Perhaps a telegram to the copy editor is also in order.
Jul 6 Westside forever commented on #AltonSterling.
@9, what a charmingly tough yet thin skinned little sausage you can be. It is absolutely quaint that you would request that a critic file their complaints through the proper editorial channels. Perhaps a telegram to the copy editor is also in order.
Jun 2 Westside forever commented on Seattle University Occupation Wins: Humanities Dean Jodi Kelly Placed on Leave Pending Investigation.
The question that always gets me is why are universities responsive at all to these demands? They almost always seem to come from the humanities department of a liberal arts school. Is it because even elite universities are terrified that good paying customers will wake up one day and discover that degrees in the humanities are only useful to trust fund kiddies who won't need to produce an income when they graduate? Why not respond to customer demand? There is so little market value for the finished product, why bother to defend the intellectual integrity of the Western canon?
May 13 Westside forever commented on Go Read "N*gger," Seattle University Humanities Dean Told Black Student Who Complained About Curriculum.
Genuinely curious--what should "a diverse curriculum" include?
May 11 Westside forever commented on Um, Budweiser Is Changing Its Name to "America" This Summer.
Weird how a soulless international corporation is using the very definition of a mass consumer product to make one of the more interesting public art pieces in recent memory.
May 4 Westside forever commented on More Growth Please.
HALA got pinched because of the Mayor's preference for secrecy. You aren't going to turn people into Yimby's by forming commissions that create their plans in secret.

I wonder why we don't see more development like what was done at High Point? Lots of attached housing and multi-unit buildings that are attractively designed and were relatively affordable when they went on the market. It seems that would meet the needs better than a small number of set asides in downtown luxury condos.
May 2 Westside forever commented on City Council Members Will Vote on the Arena Street Vacation Today—Because the Mayor Pressured Them To.
Watching the sausage get made is pretty fucking gross. Doesn't O'brien style himself as the progressive's progressive on the council? Doesn't the Mayor and the council constantly bleat about the need to support family-wage jobs in the city? But watch them both line up to grease the skids for a billionaire so he can build luxury boxes for millionaires to watch phantom NBA/NHL teams.

Interesting that the article doesn't reiterate the fact that somebody in the city buried a consultant's report that said that Key Arena could in fact be redeveloped to meet the NBA's standards. Kudos to the Seattle Times for keeping the heat up on this story.
Apr 26 Westside forever commented on Some Unimaginative Anarchists Think the May Day Smashfest Is Going to Be Awesome.
Sad...a hundred years ago an Anarchist revolutionary set the whole damn world on fire. Now, victory is breaking a window at Nike Town. Anarchy has really fallen on hard times these days.
Apr 8 Westside forever commented on The NIMBY, Part One: Why a Sense of Community for Homeowners Is the Same as Prostitution.
That is some PhD level trolling Mr. Mudede, my hat is off to you. It's like 4chan doing a post doc.
Apr 1 Westside forever commented on Under Pressure From Billionaires, Will Governor Inslee Flip-Flop on Charter Schools?.
Governor Haircut just continues to disappoint. Was he more effective back in DC or was he just so far away nobody noticed? His signature issue--climate change--seems to be stuck in neutral. His attempt to shame the legislature was thrown back in his face when they overrode all 23 of his vetoes. And he has been totally ineffective in using the Governor's office to get anywhere in resolving the McCleary decision.