Feb 13, 2013
commented on To Avoid Rape, "Try not to show fear."
This post isn't arguing that authorities not do anything about the problem. It accepts there is a clear and present danger from a group of predatory and potentially violent assholes. This is just giving you preventative tips to minimize the possibility that you might be targeted, until authorities can catch the perpetrators.
Don't try to make it out into something more than what it actually is.
Feb 13, 2013
commented on I Hate the Airline Industry
They have all the leverage. You need to get across the country in a few hours. They're the only ones who can do it. They don't have to unless they choose to do so. They can charge you whatever they want and treat you, within legal reason, however the hell they want.
You have no leverage other than to refuse to fly. But then again, you're the one who needs help to get across the country in a few hours.
Dec 10, 2012
commented on "How Freakin Dare You?????"
Does Marc realize that the photo on the cover is usually either irrelevant to the content inside the paper or tongue in cheek?
Nov 16, 2012
commented on Stories for Bad Children: Kelleen Conway Blanchard Plus Puppets
The anonymous rant is especially curious because it targets Annex's community... even though the show in question isn't even an Annex show!
The reason the puppet theatre community and KCB get so much run is because their work is fucking funny, and good. Many working with the puppet scene are talented comedic improvisers (note that a lot of great actors in town are improvisers themselves or started out there), and that talent shows whenever they pick up a puppet and go to work on a new scripted production.
It's no wonder they draw so much interest and attention.
Nov 15, 2012
commented on Who Do You Want to Run for Mayor?
With regards to SPD accountability being an issue, no mayor is going to have the stones or the political pull to do what it takes to change SPD or call in the Feds to straighten them out. What's happened with SPD would have happened no matter who the mayor is.
That all said, McGinn has grown on me in the last three years despite any shortcomings. He at least has been receptive to citizen and civic feedback and has altered his approach over time. He's been supportive of the local arts and most of his policies have been useful and more good intentioned than those of the bicycle. (Also, somewhat unrelated, but he lost weight and got in better shape, and anyone demonstrating a commitment to self-improvement wins my respect.)
Now, if Ed Murray ran, I'd face a hard decision. But otherwise I'd probably vote for McGinn this time around... amazing given four years ago I loathed the man.
Oct 24, 2012
commented on Sunday Morning News
Wow, you people got a little too pissed off about the George McGovern line.
It's a blip-blip news rundown of multiple stories. I'm not sure why you expected the intern to interrupt the rundown to write a treatise on how George McGovern parted the Red Sea and led the Democrats to the Promised Land. Is this some sort of a joke?