Feb 16, 2016 rtm commented on Right-Wing Loons: Obama Had Scalia Killed!.
If only the true-blooded conservatives at this private ranch had armed themselves to prevent this sort of attack.
Jan 27, 2016 rtm commented on In Update from Fatal Encampment Shooting, Mayor Ed Murray Wonders, "Did I Act Too Late?".
I don't have any solutions. I live in the CD, and every time I go by Nicklesville, or walk under the freeway in the ID I just get unbearably sad and think "is this the best we can do?" I'm not pollyanna. There are always some people who can't be helped, who don't want anything other to do with this culture other than live on the edge of its margins. But what we see now is a lot of people who fell of the last rung, and it doesn't seem like we want to help them back up.
Dec 15, 2015 rtm commented on Washington Pharmacists Vote to Recommend Descheduling Medical Marijuana.
Why am I not surprised that the only timely and high quality reporting on this issue is coming from the Stranger? Keep up the good work.
Oct 29, 2015 rtm commented on Richard Bishop Reflects on Sun City Girls' Reissued Classic Psych-Rock LP Torch of the Mystics.
Found it. Grails does an excellent cover
Oct 29, 2015 rtm commented on Richard Bishop Reflects on Sun City Girls' Reissued Classic Psych-Rock LP Torch of the Mystics.
I followed the link to "Space Prophet Dogon" - and recognized the guitar part as an instrumental. Has someone else covered/borrowed the riff? I'm not well versed in the SCG Catalog, so I don't think its a SRB instrumental version. But now I am haunted. Help?
Oct 29, 2015 rtm commented on Library Board Votes Against New Logo and Name Change. Here's What Happened at the Board Meeting..
Rich, thanks for your attention to this issue. This is a perfect example of what real journalism can accomplish. It's remarkable how much attention the Stranger has given books, literature, and libraries over the last 20+ years, and you are now a part of that tradition.
Sep 28, 2015 rtm commented on Here Are Some Things to Watch For When the Mayor Announces His Budget Today.
christ, what a miserable, pathetic collection of miniscule crumbs. we've become Mayberry under Murray.
Jul 24, 2015 rtm commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates Says the Arc of History Bends Toward Chaos.
@3 - Coats isn't talking about legalisms. All you need to do is know Michael Brown is dead, and that shit stain who killed all those folks in South Carolina was handled with kid gloves. Police, black and white alike, treat the black suspect differently. Did you watch the Sandra Brown video?
Jun 16, 2015 rtm commented on Why Is the Biggest Golf Tournament in the World Coming to Tacoma This Weekend?.
I actually heard some jackhole say on the radio that this would put Seattle on the map. Because Boeing, Starbucks, Microsoft, Amazon, Nirvana and Pearl Jam haven't. I'm happy for my golf loving friends (one of whom is a marshall today), but the ridiculous lockstep between pro golf and privilege and oligarchy is ridiculous.