Apr 10, 2011
commented on The Difference Between Germans and Southerners
#8 Your point: My point about it being less about slavery than we like to think nowadays was about the North's motivations, which were more economic and not humanitarian. It makes a nice story in elementary school that all that nice northerners wanted was to free people, but that just isn't true.
Actually makes the South look worse, rather than better. You're right: The North didn't care that much about slavery. But the South was so invested in slavery that the very idea that the North was not for it, and pushed back against new slave states, etc., meant that it was worth breaking up the entire country. The South went to war to "save slavery" even though no one was (at that moment) even trying to take it away from them. So, evil, *and* delusional.
Apr 19, 2010
commented on Aggressive Soliciation Bill Appears Dead
Anyone who puts the SLOG down as silly or juvenile needs to take a look at how hard you guys worked on this -- fuckin' A, man -- the Stranger rules, Burgess droolz.
Mar 18, 2010
commented on The Fried-Chicken Ideal
The Ballard firestation restaurant Hi-life has fried chicken dinners on Sunday -- Trust me, it's the best 12.95 you'll spend this month.
Feb 10, 2010
commented on The Nation Weighs in on the Filibuster
> The same will be true of the next president, regardless of party.
Oh honey, you wish. The Dems will never use it 1/10th as much as the 'Pubs have been this year. Dem's motto: In Majority, ineffectual, in Minority...ineffectual.
Feb 4, 2010
commented on Match Book: So You're Into Boneshaker
I recently read, and loved, Liar. It's being rec'd in many of the same places as Leviathon -- it's similarly YA-that-adults-like-too, and I liked it more than Boneshaker (which ultimately I enjoyed, but it took a long time for me to really fall into the book).