Mar 7 Zander commented on The Poor In Seattle Are Taxed Like Hell.
It is almost like there is a direct link between rising taxes and gentrification. They are redeveloping the ghetto/slum/barrrio/starter houses in order to save them.
Mar 7 Zander commented on The Poor In Seattle Are Taxed Like Hell.
In other tax stuff that is overlooked, property values increase and with them their taxes. You would think that local government was collecting a nice windfall. Ok, let me do the math for you. You own one of those little green monopoly houses and it it work 100K. Taxes are 10% so you pay the man 10k each year to cover his costs. Then the man comes back the next year and says your house is worth 200k and you gotta pay him 20k. Did his costs increase as much as your little green monopoly house increased in value. What does the man do with the 10K difference before telling you that there needs to be another levy? (Yes, I am playing as the Top Hat in this scenario.)
Feb 28 Zander commented on I, Anonymous: Post Pot.
Meanwhile in the Crescent City the mistake is taken as a double cross and the brutality of a drug gone bad unfolds.
Feb 8 Zander commented on And Then They Came for Nordstrom....
We are talking about potus using his office to promote a family member's business and fortune. Makes "Billy Beer" seem classy.
Dec 12, 2016 Zander commented on Tim Burgess Will Not Seek Reelection Next Year.
From 2015 Braddock, Morales and Maddux did better than Grant and would probably do so again. A crowded field would also split the vote and the voucher money. 2017 will have at least one interesting race.
Nov 29, 2016 Zander commented on Tenant Advocate Jon Grant Is Running for City Council Again.
So the white privilege of patriarchy will challenge the patriarchy of white privilege. Ha, that'll certainly show Trump what's what.
Nov 22, 2016 Zander commented on I, Anonymous.
Here is my actual Facebook post it and is only 6 paragraphs long.

Unbidden, here is my unbridled election reaction.

I am going to skip over the shock and blame parts because I am not that shocked and there are too many to blame.

Instead my mind has turned to the question of resistance. I don't think we need to wait for leadership to arise and show us the way.

Since the outcome pivoted on social media and swing states, I think the solution is to adopt a Red town in a Swing state. Find a blog in the red part of a swing state and start monitoring it and commenting to win back independent voters.

Facebook and Twitter won't work because they basically mirror people's mindset back at them. Find a high readership site in Waterloo Iowa or a similar town in Wisconsin, Michigan, etc and start the work of changing minds and hearts.

Each vote you win will count as two since it will mean one less red and more blue. 14,000 such votes could turn Wisconsin blue.
Nov 2, 2016 Zander commented on Nate Silver Is Here To Ruin Your Morning.
Um, yeah. Nate kind of needs to make the most of hyping his site every four years. I think ol' Gary Johnson might surge from Republicans who just can't vote for Trump. They'll call it the Utah effect.
Sep 9, 2016 Zander commented on I, Anonymous.
He probably rides on the peddles and keeps the seat low so it doesn't bang into his junk. Also, crazy people swear at people all the time which does not help the overall situation. Mostly though the article just wasn't passive aggressive enough.
Sep 6, 2016 Zander commented on City Council Considering Proposal to Limit Homeless Encampment Sweeps.

The limited space is by design. The old Council chambers had more seats and testimonies would drag on. Moreover, the City and Council often draft people to speak in support of their motions. This gives the impression that the people are with them.