commented on Capitol Hill Seattle Blog Is Closing or Going on Sabbatical
@8 Right on.
@5 I remember when the Stranger had a dedicated City Council reporter that covered even the most mundane shit in the best way possible. Now it seems like you're fixated on producing clickable hot takes on day-old articles from a center-left perspective. I can cruse Facebook if I want to see that.
Was anyone sitting in on the City Council meeting today? A friend posted some fancy charts about housing displacement that a local journalist would surely be interested in.
Nov 25, 2016
commented on I’m Not Giving Jill Stein a Single Dollar
There are so many falsehoods in this article.
"...Jill Stein took it upon herself to play the hero, launching a fundraising effort on Wednesday to file for recounts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan."
The Guardian reported that the activists who approached Clinton about a recount also approached Jill Stein. Clinton, more worried about a "smooth transition" to Trump's fascism, refused to intervene, but Stein agreed. It's nice to see that The Stranger believes responding to experts concerns is egocentric, especially after the Democrats spent the entire election accusing the Russians of interference. You may find yourselves enjoying the rhetoric of a Trump Presidency more than you think.
"(Her vote tally in Michigan and Wisconsin would have helped elect Clinton, assuming most of those votes were from liberals.)"
That's a pretty big assumption. Considering the anti-establishment mood of the electorate, you can't assume that these people wouldn't just stay home or leave their Presidential vote blank if Stein wasn't on the ballot. If you had looked, the exit polls would have showed you that at least 60% of these voters would have stayed home instead.
You know what's an easier assumption to make? That Clinton would have won if the 9% of self-described Democrats who ended up voting for Trump had voted for her instead.
"Stein launched her bid Wednesday—at first asking for $2.5 million. Then, she moved the goal post to $4.5 million. Now, she's aiming for $7 million."
She mentioned that she was aiming for $7 million from the start. It was written in bold at the bottom of the donation page you didn't read. Each landmark is another state that has been fully funded.
Then, you conclude by quoting personal attacks from less-than-reputable websites. For all your lamentations about fake news, you certainly seem happy to generate your own.