4:31 PM yesterday
commented on Guest Editorial: Why Voting for a Seattle Metropolitan Parks District Means Losing Citizen Oversight
This is such a silly argument. "Don't allow elected officials to make decisions!" That's the way a democracy works. It's really just window dressing for the real issue, which is that those elected representatives would be able to raise taxes to pay for shit. They're accountable in an election. Duh. Like the Founding Fathers intended and all that.
Then there's the straight up LIE from the Against campaign's mailer that "your property taxes would increase by 20%!" I'm sick of people who want shit (they SAY they're for the parks...) but don't want to pay for it. Unless they're lying about being for the parks, too. Which they probably are.
commented on Report: Arizona Inmate "Gasping" For Breath During Two-Hour-Long Execution
@19 you make it very easy not to take your "argument" seriously. Emotional appeals and hostile outbursts do not a valid point make. I'm very sorry that happened to you. Howling for vengeance accomplishes nothing, though, no matter what sort of pleasure you think you'd derive from it. Get help to overcome your anger issues and whatever trauma remain from your horrible experience. The law has to be cool, methodical, and unemotional in its response because people generally aren't.
commented on BBC Officially Has No Time for Science Skeptics
@24 I said "GMOs," not "Monsanto." I know it's easy to conflate the two. Kinda like "weather" and "climate." The key is to listen to the scientific consensus regardless of one's world view. That can be very hard to do because we don't like having our positions and preconceptions challenged; then again, that's the whole *point* of science.