commented on The Always Ugly Beacon Hill Branch Library: Part II
The Beacon Hill Library is absolutely luminous inside. When the sun is going down in the evening I love the contrast between the golden wood of the vaulted ceiling and the darker, bluish tones of the building just north of the library. I'm quite fond of the crazy silver winged ship mounted on a post above the roof in front of the building (the photographer elected to cut this feature out of his shot). The meeting room to the right of the foyer is a pleasant gathering space during public events. I like the way the outside of the building has some texture and nice, albeit still immature, landscaping. All in all, I think SPL did an excellent job creating this branch on a very cramped, peculiarly shaped lot. I also really appreciate how SPL got all the library projects built on time and under budget--what a refreshing contrast to the way Seattle normally rolls. IMHO, SPL is the ONLY functional branch of Seattle government.
commented on Mark Driscoll on President Obama's Inauguration
1. Pastor Driscoll wants us to come to Him of our own free will, and bring Him lots of $$$ so he can expand his mi$$ion.
2. Pastor Driscoll wants us (especially us ladies) to love Him by keeping His commandments in humility, prayer, observing His law and offering sacrifice (in the form of our personal independence, autonomy, career goals, etc.) to Him.
3. Pastor Driscoll wants us to love our neighbor as ourselves (unless our neighbor is gay, or practices another religion, or--heaven forbid!--is an agnostic or an atheist).
Oct 13, 2011
commented on Fuck You, Big Banks
@10, I am sorry to hear your Shittybank card fucked up while you were in the UK. Before I travel I let my credit unions know about the timing and and approximate itinerary of my vacations and they make sure my debit and cards are fully functional while I'm away. During the past couple of years, these cards worked seamlessly in Mexico, Spain and the UK to get cash out of ATMs and to rent cars. The best part is that the associated fees for currency conversions were miniscule compared to the way Bank of Fucking American used to nickle and dime me when I used their cards in foreign countries.
Oct 18, 2009
commented on Ouch
Serves him right for being an egomaniacal jerk. As a dem, I have no choice but to hold my nose and vote for him, but I am not happy being faced with such crappy choices for KC Exec this time around.
Sep 19, 2009
commented on PARK(ing) Day 2009
I LOVE this!!!! I'd like to see them mount a row of bike racks in a parking space. It deeply offends me that soon-to-be-ex Mayor Jowly crowed about Seattle being a green city and himself as a green mayor, but most of the block in downtown Seattle and other parts of town heavily travelled by cyclists lack even a single bike rack. Fucking hypocrites!
Sep 9, 2009
commented on Chase Center, We Hardly New Ye
“We just don’t need that amount of space and we want to focus on the business of screwing our retail customers out of their money,” said the Morgan Pirate Bank mouthpiece.
Fuck them and their corporate bad boy bloodsucking brethren: Bank of Effing America, It's All About US Bank, Well Off Bank et al.!!! Don't drink the Kool-Aide! Back away from that bogus $100 offer to start a "free" checking account! Instead, chase them all the way back to Manhattan!
A huge welcome to Russell and its corporate daddy, Northwestern Mutual, who hopefully won't be evil like AIG.
Regrets, City of Destiny.