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Apr 19, 2012 Pmm commented on Another One Bites the Dust.
@78.. I'm not against high density urban infill. I don't imagine that the Melrose Block building is of enough historic significance to protect. The problem I have is with what is replacing these older structures, all over Seattle it's uninspired garbage. (see further up Pine or virtually anything built in Ballard over the last 15 years) I don't think people would be as upset if they felt that what was replacing these existing structures was both of appealing design, and fit within the context of the neighborhoods' character. Hell, you could even keep the ground floor facade.. my point is, we should have a say in what replaces what's removed. I don't even live on the hill but Seattle as a whole is my city, and I hate to see the erosion of character from any of our neighborhoods. What do people like about the Melrose block? I would assume it's the white brick, large wood sash windows, high ceilings, and relief details on the facade.. looks like it was an old Ford dealership or something from the twenties... there's a good place to start with whatever you replace it with. It CAN be a win win.
Apr 19, 2012 Pmm commented on Another One Bites the Dust.
Dear GOD when will Seattle STOP replacing blocks of appealing architecture with completely uninspired crap?! Can we please put a moratorium on the use of corrugated metal siding and bare concrete? There needs to be a citizen's board of aesthetic review, and 90% of the commercial architects working in Seattle need to be stripped of their license to build anything larger than a sandwich. (This should include 100% of the architects working for Vulcan) It's time for the citizens of Seattle to demand thoughtful design in ALL new construction! The time is NOW!
Oct 29, 2010 Pmm commented on VOTE, BABY, VOTE!.
I typically agree with The Stranger's voter info around 70%, and this year is no exception.. the biggy for me was your endorsement of the booze initiative 1100. Not that I think the WSLCB is a modle of efficiency or even sanity, but taking the markup revenues on liquor sales out of the pocket of a strapped state, and into the pocket of supermarket chains is bad news unless your last name is Costco. Besides have you been anywhere booze is sold willy nilly? (Like Denver) Package shops are sleazy and typically congregate in poor neighborhoods, they're predatory on the poor. Vote NO on BOTH BOOZE BILLS!!! If it's so inconvenient for you to get a bottle of vodka at a state run store, stop drinking in your basement and go to your neighborhood bar. ;)
May 18, 2009 Pmm commented on The Bush Administration: Even Batshit Crazier Than We Thought.
@16.... The Surge in 2008 won the war in Iraq for us? We also won the war in 2003, when the mission was accomplished...

It's ok #16, drink the Kool-Aid, your mothership is near.
May 18, 2009 Pmm commented on The Bush Administration: Even Batshit Crazier Than We Thought.
@32... I agree, there are more pressing issues moving forward, however I can't believe there isn't SOMEONE already on the government payroll who can investigate the war crimes of the previous administration, and bring those criminals to justice, while Obama and his administration focus on the economy, education, health, and getting us out of the fucking mess in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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