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.
Jun 6, 2016 Zander commented on In Frantic Texts, Mayor Threatened to "Pull Police Off Enforcement" If Council Moved Forward with Jungle Plan.
One wonders what chance they have tackling the homeless issue when they can't even manage to communicate with each other. It seems that every problem the city faces becomes a drama production at City Hall rather than finding a solution.
May 31, 2016 Zander commented on City Council Approves New Plan for Clearing the Jungle.
Putting on my fancy troll cap: So the Council Resolution green lights mass disobedience to Ordinances the City Council has put the on the books? Can the rest of us get mulligans on any code section we want to ignore? If the Council believes public spaces should be used for private camping they should rewrite their own laws.
May 2, 2016 Zander commented on In 5-4 Vote, City Council Kills Street Vacation for New Sodo Arena.
I think we already know what kind of partner the NBA would be for Seattle. A wise move to not play their shell game.
Apr 25, 2016 Zander commented on The City Council Will Soon Spend Half a Million Dollars More a Year on Staff.
Hooray for Districts, more people are engaging our elected officials on the issues and Council members now think it is in their best interest to be more responsive. The questions people should be blogging about is why is was not this way for the last hundred years.