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Sep 23, 2013 Starmite commented on WA Is Number One! (At Taxing the Poor!).
We also have the most bestiality cases in the nation (…).
Sep 17, 2013 Starmite commented on Russian Official Furious at Seattle Mayor for Protesting Russia's Anti-Gay Laws.
What!? This is ridiculous. Is there any valid reason why the city council shouldn't put it's support behind a human rights event attended by BOTH mayoral candidates? I can't think of one. This isn't exactly a fringe issue either. Even centrist Adam Smith has spoken against Russia's "homosexual propaganda" law (…).
Mar 26, 2013 Starmite commented on Be Careful What You Wish for on Prop 8 and DOMA.
I've also seen this argument circulating on the Internet and, though I find it intriguing, I also think there are some fundamental legal differences between abortion and marriage equality.

Specifically, when Roe was decided, it did not create an absolute right to abortion, but created a limited right to abortion (further limited in future cases) that ultimately allowed some states to enact abortion restrictions that have effectively eliminated abortion as an option for many women in the United States.

I just don't see how creating a fundamental right to marriage that encompasses lesbian and gay couples could allow states to enact similar laws that would limit access to marriage for gay and lesbian couples. In other words, the legal outcome of this case would limit the political process options available to marriage equality opponents in a way that Roe did not.
Mar 5, 2013 Starmite commented on Here Is a Thing That Exists (Needy Ferret Edition).
I've been absolutely terrified of ferrets ever since I heard that they eat babies…
Feb 19, 2013 Starmite commented on City Council Will Discuss Reconfirming Police Chief.
Is SLOG considering doing a live tweet of this discussion as it did for the drones meeting? I would follow - even if nothing interesting happens.
Jan 22, 2013 Starmite commented on What Are the Five Most Hated Companies in America?.
@1, 2, & 4 have listed my write-ins for most hated companies
Dec 24, 2012 Starmite commented on Any Good Ideas Where to Go for Christmas Brunch?.
Portage Bay and Voula's in U -District and Skillet Diner in Capitol Hill might be open, but I would call ahead to check. Or you could do what my family's doing - go to Trader's buy orange juice, champagne, bacon, eggs, shredded hash browns, & pancake mix. Nothing beats mimosas & bacon at home on Christmas! Cheaper and a sure way to avoid a family argument while waiting in a long line for brunch.
Dec 6, 2012 Starmite commented on "What we are doing today is living up to the founding ideals of this country.".
Congratulations to all! What beautiful photos! Crying tears of joy for all the lovely couples :)
Nov 30, 2012 Starmite commented on THIS IS IT: SLOG CANINE DOMINATION!!.
Capitol Hill Blog has responded with Hillcats2012 (…
Nov 16, 2012 Starmite commented on Overheard in the Office.
Back in August, I was enjoying happy hour at Merchant's in Pioneer Square after a busy work week, when a guy in a gorilla suit named "Chef Bigfoot" came in with a camera to interview the owner. Apparently, he releases videos of interviews with bar owners on youtube: Because I actually know this exists, I'm going with Gorilla chef.