commented on The Tuesday Morning News
However, throwing explosive devices laced with hazardous chemicals into a crowd of people is still not a crime... as long as you're wearing a uniform.
commented on City Files Light Misdemeanor Charges Against Six May Day Demonstrators
Really? Seriously? Fnarf has an extensive and readily visible history of wishing physical harm on other people, which Slog has willingly allowed to be published for years and years. This approval of physical violent harm towards other people is exponentially more disturbing than a few empty water bottles thrown at thugs with IEDs and chemical agents and wooden batons.
Yet the Stranger allows him to spout off his crap and in essence implicitly endorses his advocation of serious physical violence against people. And more comments = more ad hits, which is the reason why creepy little violent fucks like Fnarf equate to more profits for Tim Keck.
This is fucked up.
commented on Anarchists Target Downtown Seattle Goldman Sachs Offices for May Day
If you have an intimate connection to the subject of a story, yes, journalistic ethics supposedly require you to recuse yourself from covering that person - and there aren't a whole lot of situations more intimate than being nannied by someone. Yes, you did disclose that specific relation - yet you reported on him anyway, and in rather glowing fawning terms at that.
What you did not disclose, however, is how exactly you came to be babysat by the current interim police chief. One usually doesn't trust one's kids to random strangers. Is Jim Pugel a family friend of yours or something? Close neighbors? That merits a bit of disclosure, again, giving lip service to whatever ethics allegedly remain in journalism.
commented on Scott Miller of Game Theory / Loud Family 1960-2013
Scott was simply a beautiful songwriter. Every hook sounded like heaven. Every word, no matter how arch or cute or clever or bittersweet, was the only word that would fit. Every song was the perfect song to play with the windows of your car down, wind whipping your hair.
commented on Fear Of A Female Planet
Thanks for helping me realize the subtext of the song 20+ years later. For most of that time, I was thinking "really, that's the result of a collaboration with Chuck D?"
I'm superficial like that.