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Knat is pretty sure we've all slipped into a "worst case scenario" parallel universe.
9:39 AM yesterday Knat commented on Capitol Hill Woman Finds Threatening, Anti-Abortion Message on Her Windshield.
Such Christian behavior.
Apr 26 Knat commented on The Morning News: Seattle Home Prices Continue Climbing, WA Republican Senator Wants Seattle to Become Its Own County.
We're including emojis into the morning news roundups now, I see. What a wonderful new milestone to have passed. The Stranger is looking more like Buzzfeed every day.

@14: That sounds good, but the prospect of moving to a podunk village in which I might actually be able to afford a home requires a) that I can save enough money to purchase a home there to start, with my "higher" wages that I'm making in the city (what little doesn't go to rent, of course), and b) that I have a job when I get there, that pays enough that I can afford the mortgage and other living expenses. For those of us that have become specialized in a field that only exists within a city, that's an inherent impossibility. So there's really no easy answer here.
Apr 26 Knat commented on On the Blabbermouth Podcast: Ijeoma Oluo on 100 Days of Donald Trump.
My thanks to Ms Oluo for sitting in on this one.
Apr 25 Knat commented on John Scalzi Ventures into The Collapsing Empire.
More sci-fi reviews, please! This appeals to the nerd in me, and frankly most of the literary reviews posted on the Stranger are over my lowbrow sensibilities.

I've heard good things about John Scalzi, but I'm already juggling several series at the moment, so I don't think I could really justify wading into another ongoing series. Though looking him up on Wikipedia, I see that "Old Man's War" is at an end, so I can finally check that out.
Apr 24 Knat commented on On the Blabbermouth Podcast: When to Protest Incendiary College Campus Speakers, and When to Ignore Them.
I don't really have any feedback about this week's podcast, but I love the choice of photo to accompany it. It looks like Spencer is carefully scanning the crowd as he speaks, alert for a fist appearing out of the throng to deck him.
Apr 24 Knat commented on Married Couple Who Shot and Pepper Sprayed Milo Yiannopoulos Protestors Charged With Assault.
Charming. And totally not confirming every negative stereotype of alt-right douchebags. I wonder if he also repeatedly shouted "AM I BEING DETAINED?!" as they cuffed him.
Apr 24 Knat commented on The Morning News: Cliff Mass Says GOP Not Anti-Science, Seattle is the 9th-Most Expensive City in the World.
@8: This actually doesn't seem to be the case. It was a statement about a nearing funding deadline that was sensationalized and ran wildly before the EPA could correct the record. [Forbes.]

@12: Science itself is not pro- or con- anything, but it's absolutely fair to append that title to those who will only fund or support a public good when it's benefiting them personally.
Apr 23 Knat commented on Voices from the Seattle March for Science Protest.
I'm glad that there are no reports of idiotic unrelated (possibly masked) axe-grinders taking over the mic, like at the tax protests. Sounds like a good time. I wish I had been able to make it.
Apr 21 Knat commented on The March for Science Shows How Bad Scientists Are At Politics.
@4: Belatedly, I realize I might have misinterpreted your tone/intent. My apologies if that's the case.
Apr 21 Knat commented on The March for Science Shows How Bad Scientists Are At Politics.
@4: Do their fellow Americans and their elected representatives not count as part of their community? Why would scientists give up their First Amendment rights, because they pursued a career improving and sharing knowledge? They have been quiet for all of American history, and this is where we're at as a result. They're supposed to simply stand by as climate change threatens to wipe us out, when they could help? Seriously, what the fuck are you even saying?