commented on Trump's Cabinet Picks Include Betsy DeVos, a Major Funder of Conversion (or "Ex-Gay") Therapy Groups
Jesus fuck. This is Erin Jones all over again. Can't you even MENTION the abomination of having a Secretary of Education who wants to dismantle public education and turn it over to religious and corporate schools? Break the teachers' unions and have professionals replaced by nuns and crazy-eyes homeschoolers?
Yes, torturing gay kids is bad. But if you think 100% identity politics and ignoring right-wing economics (whether practiced by the Rs or the Ds) is the way to go, you haven't learned much from the results of November 8, 2016.
commented on Live Reports from Election Night 2016: We're Everywhere, Watching Everything!
"She was rational and caring;"
Lip service. The Ds had a choice in the mid-90s: remain the party of labor and fight a rear-guard action against job loss to globalization (not stop job loss, but try to keep the brakes on) or go all in for "Wall Street, Wall Street Uber Alles." They chose the latter. and put Ron Brown on a plane to China every month, despite China being our biggest strategic and economic threat in that decade.
Yesterday the chickens of "triangulation" came home to roost.
commented on The Morning News: Pregnant Muckleshoot Woman Fatally Shot by Deputies, 83 Protesters Arrested at Standing Rock
Seattle Times lately is pushing out an ST3 tax increase calculator for property, sales and RTA tax. It only shows your estimated increase (I get $1250), not your current estimated tax bill. They also don't break it down by category. Current car tabs and property tax are easy to look up, sales tax not so much.
While it doesn't matter much to the ol' budget, it would be interesting to know what percent increase this represents. Anyone know what method they're using to estimate sales tax based on household income?
Larger question: is their calculation worth shit for accuracy?
commented on The First Savage Love
I lived in SF from early '92 to mid '94, and Savage Love was in one of the free weeklies for a chunk of that time. Probably kinda sorta roughly half, but I really don't remember specifically