commented on New Sonics a Big Win for Mayor McGinn
I'm not a sports fan, but it's undeniable that the Sonics and Storm Foundation helps kids. Having Sonics Basketball Camp back in full swing among the other benefits sure wont hurt the Mayor either. The Foundation is a tremendous side benefit for our city.
commented on Who Would You Pick for Mayor?
Because he's been a champion of schoolchildren, I've got to go with McGinn. None of the others come close. I don't trust Burgess, he used to be a Republican. Murray couldn't hold his own party together in Olympia, Steinbrueck will say most anything for money (eg voting for stadium district, but being against an arena going there when paid by Port). Harrell is just too damn boring.
commented on What Progressives Need to Understand About Gun Control
I can't even believe in all those words, Murray failed to mention the failure to care for mentally ill people and any discussion at all about how huge cuts in funding for social services is part of the problem. It's not just easy to get a firearm, it's easy no matter how dangerous you might be.
His argument is for us to quiet down and wait 15 or 20 or 100 years - don't rock the boat - stay in your seats - let the grown ups handle this. But the grown ups continue to fail. Gun rights are not human rights and the comparison to gay marriage is a thinly-veiled attempt for Murray to remind people he's gay, he did stuff on that one issue and to let us know nothing will happen in this Legislative session it's not his fault.