Aug 8, 2014
commented on Unions Claim "Swiftboating" of Their Preschool Measure
In the interest of "sunshine" and the public disclosure principles they claim to hold so dear, The Seattle Times should share the city's I-107 fiscal-analysis memos with the public. They needn't disclose their source, but there is no reason to assist the city with its bogus attorney-client privilege excuse. Unless of course, The Seattle Times ALSO feels the numbers in the memo won't withstand public scrutiny... Hmmm.
May 2, 2014
commented on Can Someone Explain How V for Vendetta Became a Major Symbol of Protest?
I liked the V Is For Vendetta movie. I guess that means I'm not hip or intellectual. Or that I'm a consumer pawn of media conglomerates like Time Warner.
Here are some more movies that didn't suck just because they were made by them after Time merged with Warner: GoodFellas, Unforgiven, The Shawshank Redemption, The Matrix, The Departed, The Dark Knight... and many more.
I like the masks, too. To me, they simply signify an anti-establishment perspective. And I choose to read no further into it. I choose not to let comic book/movie criticism or Guy Fawkes' biography muddle this simple message -- just as I wouldn't argue that the protesters wearing bandanas don't really understand the historical significance of the garment's use among bikers, gang members, or hipsters.
As for the anarchist kids, them I don't like.
Apr 29, 2014
commented on Little Feat Is Stanky: Slog Poll
The obvious choice missing from your list is "Waiting for Columbus," their live double album that's always been one of my favorites. Go listen to it right now and tell me I'm wrong.
Nov 22, 2013
commented on There Really Ought to Be an Oscar for Best Stunt-work
Which is why stuntmen (and women) will never be recognized. Tom Cruise won't even allow any of them to have their photos taken with him off-camera as a memento. Kudos to Statham, because most Hollywood A-listers care more about their images and maintaining this absurd pretense than they do about "all the little people" they hope to thank one day.
Aug 8, 2013
commented on Lazy, Lazy, Union Workers: Washington 787 Workers to Make Up South Carolina 787 Shortfall
When right-wing anti-labor ideology infects corporate governance, money gets wasted. The 787 story should serve as a cautionary tale about how NOT to run a business, but because local unionized workers have bailed out that dog's breakfast of a Frankenliner, the company continues to make money and executives walk away unscathed... even rewarded. Boeing has wasted billions farming out its engineering and manufacturing, and now they stand to waste untold more trying to replace unionized workers with cheaper, non-union ones. I, for one, don't want to fly in an airplane made on the cheap.