Mar 9 lrb commented on The Moral Imperative For Driverless Trucks vs. The Immoral Opposition to Single-Payer Health Care.
Actually the moral imperative should be to use trains whenever possible instead of trucks, due to their lower carbon footprint and safety record.
Feb 24 lrb commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Man Phones in a Robbery.
Missoula, Bozeman, maybe Fargo.
Feb 8 lrb commented on Pacific Northwest Ballet's Cendrillon Is Cinderella For Adults Who Are Kids at Heart.
The article failed to mention that the music is some of Prokofiev's best and most beautiful.
Jan 20 lrb commented on We Watched the Trump Inauguration So You Didn't Have To.
Let's hope tomorrow's protest isn't just a one-day event, but actually gets people off their butts (and away from social media) to do the real work of politics.
Jan 19 lrb commented on Trump's Team Gears Up to Slash Tons of Vital Government Programs.
We can whine about the pittance spent on the NEA when the defense budget is reduced to a level commensurate with the actual threats this country faces.
Jan 8 lrb commented on Can Portlandia Be Funny In the Age of Trump?.
@31 - great comment, and why I still read the Slog comments.
Dec 28, 2016 lrb commented on The Morning News: Cellphone Coverage for Mount Rainier Being Considered, 41 Elk Fall Through Ice And Die.
You can connect with the wild on a downtown street in much the same way you connect with it in the middle of a forest

Dec 20, 2016 lrb commented on Person of Interest: Jill Mangaliman.
Got Green is continuing to push for climate policies that reduce pollution directly at the source

I can't find anything about birth control or other measures to control population growth on That is reducing pollution at the source.
Dec 14, 2016 lrb commented on Shitty Oklahoma Lawmakers Require Businesses to Post Dishonest Anti-Abortion Messages in Oklahoma Shitters.
@2 - nope, because in the end, the State should not be able to force a person to use their body against their will, even to save another "person's" life.

I would like to see bills introduced that, when a woman is forced to give birth, the father is forced to donate a kidney or part of his liver to save someone else's life. Both are violations of bodily autonomy by the State.
Dec 8, 2016 lrb commented on The Morning News: Eastern Washington Wants to Become Its Own State, Snow Is Expected Today.
I live in Spokane, and every time someone talks negatively about "the West side" I remind them that without King and Snohomish Counties, Washington State would barely have an economy, and welfare counties like Spokane would be shit out of luck.

Sometimes that is enough to get the idiots to shut up.