Mar 29, 2016
commented on Why Is Hillary Clinton Entitled to Any Washington Superdelegates At All?
The amount of misinformation in this article is simply stunning. Precincts and legislative districts are partisan "blobs"? Seriously? The party has nothing to do with them. Maybe you should have dragged your ass out of bed on Saturday morning to go to a caucus and actually learn something about how it all works.
And perhaps it is true that a caucus isn't the most inclusive way to do this, but the parties are private organizations allowed to choose whatever method they want to select their candidates. If they want to make you meet in the middle of the night on railroad tracks in Black Diamond, WA, they can. Presumably they feel that caucuses get more dedicated Democrats to show up, and that people who actually care that much are who should make the choice. I don't know. But they provide an absentee system, so kwitcherbitchin'.
I am a Bernie supporter, but I actually enjoy the caucuses, though I am troubled by the accessibility issues. But at least I know what the delegates we elected on Saturday were representing!
Feb 11, 2015
commented on The Varsity Theater Will Reopen on Friday Under New Management
It's not really possible to only patronize union businesses any more, but i do try if it's an industry that still has active unions at all. One of the things that has led to the collapse of unions in this country is that everyone is too goddamn selfish to deal with any inconveniences that would benefit us as a larger group, such as avoiding non-union businesses. I'm not perfect, but I do my best.
Jan 28, 2015
commented on Who Knew Tom Petty Could Be So Litigious?!
Yeah, the choruses are so, so close. It's not that they're only close after "knob twiddles and pitch changin'" -- that was just done to get them in the same key for the video. But just because the two songs are in different keys does not mean the melody of the chorus isn't essentially the same. If I take a Nirvana song, change the words, and perform it in a higher key, is it a different song? No. It's still the Nirvana song with new words.
Oct 7, 2014
commented on "Hungry" No Longer: RIP Paul Revere
One of my earliest memories is of watching the band on one of their TV shows when I was sick in bed. And when I say early, I mean it -- I was 2 or 3 years old. I have basically loved them my entire life. and, yes, they were the "local team" -- I grew up just up the hill from Nathan Hale HS where there was a Raider painted on the chimney, and as a tiny kid I thought for sure that the band and Nathan Hale were connected and that one of their album photos that showed them on a lawn was shot on the Hale front lawn. No actual connection, of course...