Mar 24, 2011 andre commented on The Solution: Close Tax Loopholes.
@HMRBEAR

Everyone should pay thier fair share. Why should one business have an unfair advantage (ie not pay taxes) when another business does?
Mar 24, 2011 andre commented on The Solution: Close Tax Loopholes.
@Baconfat

What you aren't mentioning is the fact that population growth has also been extraordinary. If you also factor in inflation the growth of the budget isn't as explosive as you would proport.
Jan 22, 2011 andre commented on Keith Olbermann Quits MSNBC.
I always enjoyed Mr. Olbermann. He conducted himself with a tongue in cheek attitude that was refreshing. Many of the other partisan commentators took themselves WAY to seriously. I am sure he will be back sooner than later.
Dec 6, 2010 andre commented on The Ball, the Boys, and the Big Dogs.
They could have come to the front door and knocked and asked the residents to retrieve thier ball. To my understanding several people were home... Not the dogs fault. Where was the adult supervision of these children?
Nov 10, 2010 andre commented on It Got Better For Kurt Last Night On Glee.
Nobody cares
Oct 19, 2010 andre commented on The Future of the Book (In Handy Video Form).
Bravo Mr. Constant
Jun 30, 2010 andre commented on What We Should Replace the Fun Forest With.
The 'sculpture park' for the sculpture in question is actually Edmonds Community College which has some sculpture. Give credit!
Jan 27, 2010 andre commented on Olivier Wevers, I Wanted (and Want) More.
Jen, You hit it strait on. While I can't knock OTB for doing something like this (as is evidenced from earlier comments it drew in a number of people who do not generally go to OTB) in the name of audience building. The work by Mr. Weavers was that of a novice choreographer. I for one expect better from OTB as I found the choreography to be, well, equivalent to that of a college sophmore or junior. Being a master performer does not a master choreographer make.
Jan 12, 2010 andre commented on Boy Needs Dog for Mental Stability.
If this isn't a solution what is Charles? Or are you only willing to cry foul and not have anything to solve the problem. Assistance animals take more than one form and not just assistance for the blind. Look up seizure alert dogs, facility dogs, hearing dogs, therapy dogs, etc etc. Why question something that works? Assistance dogs have been proven in innumerable situations to be effective aide to the disabled.
Dec 27, 2009 andre commented on Rural People are the Fucking Problem.
@80 Conservatives DO say that cities are the problem, all the time. Just listen to people complain about New York City or San Fransisco (like my conservative brother for instance.) If you recall Sarah Palin did say that only 'real people' lived in rural areas.