commented on Who Are the Lawyers Suing Ed Murray for Alleged Child Rape?
@12: you keep posting about the price and maybe you're basing this on extensive experience with rent boys, but I back in the 80s and early 90s I did a shit ton of street outreach with homeless youth and $20 for a blowjob seemed to be the going rate and some reported tricking for as little as $5 if they were really desperate. Some would trade a place to sleep or a hot meal for sex. I find it really odd that you're so fixated on the price amid all the other details (including two folks who don't know each other giving remarkably similar descriptions of private parts).
commented on Mike Pence Cast the Tie-Breaking Senate Vote Against Planned Parenthood
Corydon @2: reminds that "Pence was the man who enabled the outbreak of HIV among (poor, white, working class) opioid addicts in his state as governor."
There is a backstory here that relates to today's events. As Governor, Pence defunded Planned Parenthood in Indiana. Like many states, Indiana has a truly shitty public health infrastructure and the entity that provided HIV testing/counseling for rural areas was PP. It was this combination of no funding for effective HIV prevention (because, God) and severely curtailing HIV testing (God again) that gave rise to the deadly epidemic in Scott County.
commented on What Seattle Voters Can Learn From the Racism of Washington's Pro-Trump Rural Voters
Rational people: when they see someone earning more than they do for the same work, think "hey, I should earn what they do". The aggrieved white masses think: "they should earn what I earn". This view was recently articulated by workers at the Boeing plant when they voted to reject unionizatioin. They argued that the union workers made too much.
These people have been so brainwashed they work against their own self-interest.
commented on UPDATED: In State of the City Address, Mayor Promises New Tax for Homelessness, Threatens to Sue Trump
@16 and 17: Really? And you can't figure this out for yourself: cities are magnets. People flock to cities for a wide variety of reasons. Go to any city of any size from Vancouver to San Diego (and I'm including Oly, Salem, and Eugene) and you'll find concentrations of homeless folks and a chunk of them from somewhere else.
As the late Bill Hobson used to say "there is no goddamned Conde Nast for the homeless. Homeless people come to Seattle for the same reasons other folks do." And a lot of folks become homeless after they migrate here.