Nov 13, 2012
commented on What Should Be the Next Big Goal for Washington Liberals?
@24: Yes, let's say we make it a goal to move from the MOST regressive tax system in the country to just #3 or #4 on that list. Maybe 10 years from now, we can be better than Alabama. Or Mississippi. WA is such a weird, selective kind of liberal place.
Jul 26, 2012
commented on Introducing Rob McKenna
I dunno. I saw it the other day and thought, "Man, that was good. I don't remember a damn thing about the policy positions, but I have this vague good feeling about McKenna and his energetic, loving family." I remember a similar Dino Rossi ad from his last race, and though he didn't win, he came a lot closer than a right wing nut has any right to in a blue state.
Now, naturally, I'm a lefty liberal and I think elections should be decided on policy positions, not vague warm feelings. But low-information voters decide these things, and that's what appeals to them.
I confess that I didn't notice the man-boobs.
May 21, 2012
commented on Democrats Ate Cory Booker Alive Over the Weekend
Sorry, Paul, but Booker's move was a classic of a certain kind of douchebag Democrat: someone positioning themselves as a "centrist" by denouncing both sides (can you say "false equivalence"?) and ultimately helping to neuter the Democratic party. He deserved to be denounced. He deserves to be denounced still. Can he possibly not understand the damage inflicted by Wall Street in general, and Bain in particular, on middle class Americans?
Apr 11, 2012
commented on Meth Lab Found in Walmart Restroom
Any reason to visit Alabama? Well, their tax system is less regressive than ours and they spend more per pupil to educate their kids. But you smug Seattleites keep telling yourselves that places like AL are the conservative backwaters and WA is a bastion of liberalism.
Jan 23, 2012
commented on You Gotta Love Barney Frank
Swoon! I have always loved his ability to quickly turn the tables on fatuous journalists. He never, ever accepts the premise of their questions when those questions are full of BS. And, the Hildy Johnson reference is just smashing!
Dec 19, 2011
commented on What Do You Think of the Dark Knight Rises Trailer?
OK, I loved the first two, especially the second one (too long, but awesome nonetheless).
But I just saw a scene from the new Batman as a preview at the IMAX showing of the new Mission Impossible (am I an action movie nerd, or what?) The scene featured some insane, mind-blowing action involving airplanes. But all I came away with was: I CAN'T UNDERSTAND AN EFFING WORD ANYONE IS SAYING!!! It was deeply annoying and really got in the way of appreciating the mind-blowing action involving airplanes. Apparently, Bane can't be understood throughout the movie. Seriously!?
Also, Nolan and crew filmed in Philadelphia instead of Chicago, where they filmed the first two. Which I just don't get. Suddenly, we get to the third movie, and Gotham City looks completely different! WTF?
As for MI:Ghost Protocol, well, it was kick-ass in parts, and Tom Cruise isn't unbearable to watch. Simon Pegg is a lark, as usual.
Nov 17, 2011
commented on Nevermind the Twiheads, Here's the Quileutes: With "Twilight," "Everyone Profits But the Quileutes"
#13, again, seriously?! It's a book about vampires. Vampires! And werewolves! No, it's fans aren't interested in the real Quileutes. They're interested in vampires. And werewolves! And a passive, pretty young girl trying to maintain their virginity. You know, a fantasy. Why in the world would anyone expect Twihards to be interested in reality? And then why would those people feel so embittered as to create a web site demanding money from the people who actually worked to earn that money?