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Aug 4, 2015 theartofrain commented on Primary Turnout Wouldn't Be So Low if You'd Get Your Ballot In. Oh Look, You Still Can!.
Get your ballot online:

You still have to print it out and mail it, though.
Jan 7, 2015 theartofrain commented on I, Anonymous.
lol you should totally go to yoga, tho. with good teachers, your practice will keep you in a great shape for a good, long while.
Dec 7, 2014 theartofrain commented on I Quit My Job at the Harvard Exit Three Weeks Ago After Working There for Seven Years. I Just Learned It’s Closing. I Will Miss It..
i always thought old people lamenting "good old days" were just, well, grouchy old people... but now i am starting to wonder.
Jun 18, 2014 theartofrain commented on The UCSB Killer Is Reported to Have a Disciple at UW.
"Penis-Americans are women-hating gun-mongers" is a fine model, and it probably fits in more cases than we would like, but I find it a bit too broad. Most of the men I know don't fit this frame.

I also find that this model distracts me from other relevant and possibly actionable issues at play here. For example: lack of care for our mentally ill, reckless propaganda by monied interests (NRA in this case), unworkable political system (where politicians are paid for by those monied interests -- again, NRA in this case -- while pretending to represent voters), lack of sense of community on UW campus.

I want good, accessible mental health care. I want my politician representing me, a mere human (rather than being sponsored by our "corporate" "citizens"). I want students on our campuses feel connected. I want... well, let's start here.
Jun 8, 2014 theartofrain commented on Steve Scher Abruptly Parts Ways With KUOW After Nearly Three Decades.
I really liked Steves Schere's interviews. I thought he was insightful, and I really liked his casual, gentle and conversational style of exploring whatever the topic was, and he usually had interesting topics (compared to "are risc processors appropriate to senior citizens? should you be outraged?" approach of many others**coughcoughrossreignoldscough**).

i missed weekday, and i will miss steve's insightful presence.

thank you steve.
Oct 10, 2013 theartofrain commented on In Case You Missed It: Seattle Times Editorial Urges Its Readers To “Start A Garden”.
I don't think this needs to be very complicated.

I-522 is simply a vote on my right to know what's in my food, not a vote on GMO safety.

A "Yes" on I-522 means more information and clarity for me, and maybe less sales for Pepsi, Coke, Monsanto, DuPont, etc. (or whatever reasons they might have for spending millions against labeling?).

Too bad about the sales, but I want to know what's in my food.

So I am voting YES on I-522.
Jan 21, 2013 theartofrain commented on Mark Driscoll on President Obama's Inauguration.
Oh bigots, you are the horror movie of live -- creepy, ridiculous, scary, entertaining. Thank you for all that you bring to the table, mr. Driscoll. ;)
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