Achieve the Four Modernizations.

Jun 5 Garth B commented on Shooting at Seattle Pacific University: Multiple Victims, One Fatality, Two Suspects in Custody.
@44: They were being sarcastic. As in, this is why we should have bans on automatic weapons, and we don't need a heavily armed populace to stop violent acts from worsening.
Dec 23, 2012 Garth B commented on I Really Do Want Wayne LaPierre's Head on a Stick.
Well, they've done one thing right. Instead of talking about gun reform and mental health funding, everyone is all in a tizzy over the NRA's asinine ideas. If they can play the clown for the rest of the news cycle and maintain a distraction, good on them.
Dec 11, 2012 Garth B commented on WHO IS THIS? Magnificent Hair Edition .
I would guess High on Fire, because they're playing on Friday and long hair.
Dec 9, 2012 Garth B commented on Sunday Morning News.
@18: Read the article. It's one of those bars where they have a "private club" room upstairs where willing participants pay $10/year to have access. I don't know what, if any, loopholes there are in the smoking ban regarding marijuana, but the private club loophole seems not to discriminate between types of smoke.

That said, the [whomever polices the smoking ban] is continually trying to shut down these so-called private clubs in which the only thing defining them is paying an annual fee, or just signing your name on a dotted line, as the hookah bars all started doing right after the initiative passed. Seems to be an uphill battle.
Nov 20, 2012 Garth B commented on Vulcan Named as Finalist in Yesler Terrace Rebuild.
Get it? Because poor people are stupid, and knowing star names is for smart people!
Nov 6, 2012 Garth B commented on Who Do You Think Is Going to Win the Governor's Race?.
Even as bad as McKenna would be, Beatgrl @9 is right: either one is lightyears ahead of Dino Rossi.
Sep 27, 2012 Garth B commented on 1985 Mitt Is the Truthiest Mitt of Them All.
I don't see what's so damning about this. This is some proper business-speak, professional and stodgy, but it doesn't do what you say it does. There are plenty of opportunities more recent and more blatant to point out Mitt's hypocrisy.

This recalls the "Chaos on Bullshit Mountain" segment that aired on the Daily Show, where they take Fox to task for airing a 1998(?) clip of Obama saying something stupid, right next to grousing about how dirty and down-low it is to film a private speech. This is 1985! Let's go a whole year back to 2011--"corporations are people" is a lot sweeter and a lot scarier than this non-issue.
May 11, 2012 Garth B commented on Breastfeeding and Time Magazine.
Honestly, I look at this and I see a comment on the Affordable Care Act. The camo pants, the tiny chair, the hollywood-shaped woman holding her son tightly against her chest, they all appear to me as code for American power. I agree with @4 regarding the confrontation born from their eye contact. Mom is the government, we're the kid, and we're supposed to be uncomfortable with the image. Regardless of whether we think that breastfeeding a 3-year old is weird, it's that they are staring us in the eye, making us a part of their relationship.
May 11, 2012 Garth B commented on Are You a Non-Rich-and-Powerful Person and Have You Ever Felt Excluded or Intimidated at an Art Museum? THEN JOIN US. (Queering the Art Museum Week on Slog, Part 7).
"Docents at the Whitney Museum of American Art during a Cy Twombly exhibition a decade ago were told to cast suspicion on any museumgoer who asked about Twombly's gayness, Katz said, according to a memo that was leaked to him from the Whitney's education department. The docents were told to respond, "Why would you ask that?" and "Do you think that's relevant to the paintings we're looking at here?'"

What the fuck? Training your docents to be hostile to the guests, for fear of (shudder) talking about the artist's life & influences? Words fail.
May 9, 2012 Garth B commented on Across the Street Right Now.
It was eerie. 4 people arrested, about 6 unmarked cars and twice as many plainclothes cops. Never seen that many guns drawn--handguns, a shotgun, a couple two-handed fast-looking somethings. Egads. Jackets said "Gang Unit", and I've never seen that much white hair on that many of them.
 
 

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