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11:18 AM yesterday MajordomoPicard commented on Someone Thinks It Would Be a Good Idea for Bill Bryant to Run for Mayor.
Hang on guys, give him a chance. If he ran and won we'd finally get to see how he'd single-handedly fix Seattle traffic like he was promising in his gubernatorial campaign ads.
Apr 26 MajordomoPicard commented on The Morning News: Seattle Home Prices Continue Climbing, WA Republican Senator Wants Seattle to Become Its Own County.
My visceral, spleen-venting reaction is to say fuck 'em — let them do less without our tax dollars (as @5 mentions, idiots like Fortunato either fail to comprehend or pretend not to understand how the money actually flows). But my bleeding heart points out that innocent people in the rest of the county would likely be harmed by such a separation. Seattle is the successful, stable older sibling with the decent job who lives in a nice neighborhood with a good spouse and gets along with Mom and Dad; the 'burbs are the resentful younger brother, obsessed about measuring success, paranoid about being overshadowed, flirting with libertarianism like so many Ayn Rand-reading college boys. You gotta love him because family is family, but there's no reason not to tell him from time to time when he's being a little shit.
Apr 24 MajordomoPicard commented on Can Someone Remind Bernie Sanders That Abortion is an Economic Issue?.
@19 Omaha has a primary system where the top two candidates survive to the general (similar to what we have here in WA, if I understand correctly). It sounds like you would not vote for Stothert (assuming she toes the Republican line on abortion) and you would not vote for Mello. Not that it matters except for the sake of discussion, but I'm curious what you would do. Would you write in a name? Abstain in protest? Considering how important you say the issue is to you, would you have volunteered for the other Democrat or independent in the primary (I don't have their positions on abortion handy)? Would you have run yourself?

I admit I don't know what I would do. Organizations like NARAL can afford to dramatically weigh one single issue above others when making endorsements but we voters often have to make the best of the limited options we have. Your post is half complete: you've outlined the problem, but what do you propose the solution in this case should be?
Mar 31 MajordomoPicard commented on Yesterday, Michael Flynn Asked For Immunity. Today the Question Is, Why?.
@13 pssst, it's 2017, and the last time Sanders was relavent to the presidency was early summer 2016. In case you missed the convention and the election and New Year's and the inauguration and all that.
Mar 7 MajordomoPicard commented on Tomorrow Is International Women's Day. Here's What's Happening and Why It's Controversial.
Holy shit, these comments are a shit show.

Allies, you can wear red if so inclined.
Feb 16 MajordomoPicard commented on Rachel Maddow: Something's Up Between Jill Stein & Putin.
Here's a question, Dan: how much better-positioned for 2018 and 2020 would we be if Democratic party insiders and their keenest supporters -- like you -- did some serious soul-searching about why we shit the bed so hard in 2016, instead of dwelling on purely unimportant shit like your hate-on for Jill the Pill? After 2012 the GOP at least had the good sense to commission a report about how they fucked up. Meanwhile, we're still talking about Bernie and the Green Party, because apparently the left has become allergic to winning elections.
Dec 13, 2016 MajordomoPicard commented on The Typo that Killed America.
Goddammit, no. There are tons of reasons why Secretary Clinton lost. This is probably #1,138 in a prioritized list of them all. Way higher up there are her years of baggage, the mistakes her campaign made in the endgame, and the Democrats' inability to sell their message beyond their voting base. Wasting time on bullshit like this — instead of looking hard in the fucking mirror — is going to cost us 2018, 2020, and beyond. @2 has it exactly right.
Dec 8, 2016 MajordomoPicard commented on The Morning News: Eastern Washington Wants to Become Its Own State, Snow Is Expected Today.
I think secession is a stupid idea and a distraction from Trump-inspired, "style"-over-substance morons. But it would give me a little schadenfreude in one regard. I read elsewhere that the denizens of a nascent Liberty would be facing a potential $1 billion dollar budget deficit (whereas, true blue Washingtonians would be the beneficiaries of a same-sized budget windfall). It be would be interesting to watch them struggle with the idea that they would immediately have to consider raising their own taxes to keep their precious roads and highways from crumbling. This joy would be of the shameful variety because there would be a lot of innocent folk caught up in the crossfire: children, women, minorities, and dryside voters who reject the "death before ever raising taxes" idiot ideology.
Dec 6, 2016 MajordomoPicard commented on Recount Update: Jill Stein's Quixotic Battle For Democracy Continues Apace and Yeah, She Still Wants Your Money.
Ahh, the Tweeter-in-Chief supporters' version of logical consistency: while your margin of victory has gone down by tens of thousands in Pennsylvania, you crow about tens of... ones netted in Wisconsin. Only 0.00156% of the way there!
Dec 2, 2016 MajordomoPicard commented on Trump Supporters Panic; File Lawsuit to Stop Recount.
@1, @2 You're supposed to do a Mic Drop after your big epic speech, not before!