1:26 PM yesterday
commented on Transit Advocates Dance on the Grave of Tom Rasmussen
Tom did ok and was a major improvement over his predecessor Margaret Pageler. He was also a sincere and long term advocate for the elderly and homeless and any else in need of human services.
Our transit problems are due to Seattle's geography and misguided schemes to team up with the County or State. It is not Tom' s fault that we did not start building a subway system in the '70s.
commented on Attention, City Council Carpetbaggers: You Have One Week Left to Move
Nice piece. It matches my post from January 6th. Even uses some of the same language. So do you not read Ansel stuff or has the Slog Tipper thing been retired?
Zander commented on Kshama Sawant Is Considering Running Against Sally Clark for a Citywide Council Seat.
Hey, I actually read Charter Amendment 19. It requires district candidates to be a resident for 120 days before filing. The last day to file in May 15th so a candidate would have to establish residency by January 15 to qualify. If Jess Spears,or anyone else, wants to move into a District to run there, they need to get a move on.
commented on Why Rod Hearne Is Taking on Kshama Sawant in Council District 3
For shits-and-giggles value alone it would be great if someone challenged Sawant from the left. Preferably a candidate with North Korean style rhetoric who is eager to denounce her for her "running dog lackey" ways etc, etc. There is never an anarchist around when you need one.
commented on Meet John Persak, Who's Challenging Tim Burgess for a Citywide Council Seat
I tend to be suspicious of people who label themselves as "Progressive". They are usually advocating a laundry list of issues that that most Seattleites already support but have few if any ideas to make "progess" on any of them. Having said that, Persak is doing a public service by knocking Tsimermann out of the race.