commented on Council Member Kshama Sawant and Three Others Arrested in SeaTac While Protesting Minimum Wage Lawsuit
There are lots of Socialist Alternative activists (and fairness-minded people of all political stripes) who could be in SeaTac tackling this issue. Kshama Sawant made a decision to run for office in Seattle, and she has been elected by, and she and her staff are paid by (charity contributions be damned) the people of Seattle to work on issues pertaining to our city. Spending the working day showboating for local news cameras at a protest in the suburbs is not what we pay her to do.
Tonight, video will air of her being arrested, and not a single person will change their position on whether or not Alaska Airlines' employees are entitled to a fair minimum wage. But lots of people's position on whether or not Kshama Sawant is really up to the task of governing will be called into question.
commented on I, Anonymous
@43: Yeah! Build more walls! That's what's missing in the world! We don't do enough tribalistic land-patch claiming and cross-border bickering as it is.
Sorry to sound like such a pinko, everyone. Build a fence if you like... or don't. I don't care. Just let's not all do the same thing because we should all be more the same.
commented on Balagan Theatre Shut Down By Its Board After Being Blindsided by Debts
@12: No one should let the board off the hook for this. Four quarters of verbal financial statements is beyond the pale.
Ultimately, these two scammers came swooping into this organization, and mismanaged it for their own fun and profit and, while the board let them do it and is ultimately legally responsible, the guilty parties remain Hobson and Groschong. A failure some of us predicted as soon as it was clear who was to take over at Balagan. I remember attending a season preview party and being utterly unimpressed by Mr. Hobson's utterly undeserved, holier-than-thou "I'm from New York" bullshit attitude. Seemed like a scammer (and someone woefully out of touch with his audience) from the beginning.