commented on The Best "Fuck You, Pedestrians"? Stewart Street and Denny Way
@7 you're wrong here. this is, like, one of the few intersections where the dilemma doesn't apply. there are no right-turns to cut in line (on red) here. the stewart cars don't wait for it to clear and get stuck blocking denny. it's pretty bad. before the light cycle changed (only a few months ago) it was the left-turners from denny to stewart who would do the same thing.
and, yeah, the drivers will not go right to clear the intersection.
commented on We Still Get Great Comments (From Great Commenters) Here On Slog
the feel of slog comments has certainly changed in a downward direction over the years. i've been reading and somewhat (in)frequently commenting for way too long now. part of the problem for me is that i'm not a part of the good slog "community" -- as i once was. but i think apart from that, there's just a lot more stupid or incendiary comments here. before there was, like, one or two trolls. and even they would attempt discourse from time to time. now, there's a bunch more and there's not even an attempt to communicate. also, calatina is great, and i miss fnarf's insight on everything seattle.
Nov 3, 2016
commented on Seattle High School Teacher Gets a “Teaching Moment” After Wearing Blackface
@13 - generally confused. the stranger article is not an editorial, it is only reporting facts. it actually supports no view and makes no judgement, but lets the story and those quoted speak for it/themselves. what part was filth? the facts? the stranger reporting on facts that happened? even if you don't like what happened -- maybe especially so -- wouldn't you the reader want the facts reported? why would the stranger be ashamed of reporting these facts?