Jul 13, 2015 Leaward commented on A New Plan for Public Campaign Financing Will Appear on Your Ballot this Fall.
Looks like Moneytree's consultants got a new gig opposing campaign finance reform. https://twitter.com/DBeekman/status/6207…
Oct 31, 2014 Leaward commented on Mayor Ed Murray Shouts at Me About Gender Pay Equity, Calling My Reporting "Wrong" and "Unfair".
You could have said, hey, you know what would help women get pay equity in this town? Affordable childcare. It's called the Motherhood Pay Penalty. Men's salaries go up when they have kids but women with children make less. They pass up (or are passed up for) jobs with more hours/responsibility because they can't find affordable, reliable childcare care. It costs $17,000/year to put an child in diapers in childcare in Seattle -- that's outrageous. Yet I see that Murray is campaigning hard and raising hundreds of thousands from conservatives and corporations to defeat a citizen initiative (Prop 1A) that would get the ball rolling on lowering our astronomical childcare costs in Seattle. It would also raise wages for the thousands of women who take care of our kids. That might be a good way to help close the gender pay gap, eh? Here's a good NYT article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/07/upshot…
Aug 2, 2013 Leaward commented on New Pro-McGinn PAC Launches $19,000 Radio and Internet Campaign.
Great ad! I like it. Sounds like my grandmother. Nana? Is that you?
Jan 12, 2012 Leaward commented on Anonymous Posters in South Lake Union Chastise "Am-Holes".
Wow, just last night we had a run in with a group of about 8 chubby guys in their late 20's with backpacks on Terry Ave outside the Tom Douglas monopoly spaces (Brave Horse, etc). We were walking behind the group on a set of stairs. The Am-borg suddenly froze and blocked the stairs to confer through silent blinking and simultaneous head twitches, stopping everyone behind them. Finally my girlfriend loudly exclaimed "Excuse me, move it!" and busted through the group. I think they fell down like bowling pins. $5/each with free shipping.
Sep 13, 2011 Leaward commented on Activists Prank Port Convention.
Thanks @4. So I just looked up which port commissioners are up for election and which voted for this port guy's huge salary. Looks like Republican Bill Bryant voted for it. So much for the GOP line of "shrinking gubbermint" and cutting public employee salaries.
Jun 21, 2011 Leaward commented on Small Business Owners Support New Paid Sick Leave Legislation.
Fantastic! But you don't say ... which city council members are supporting this? Who was at the event?
Aug 26, 2010 Leaward commented on Poll Shows Voters Favor Liquor Privatization Initiatives.
Apologies to Ogden Nash, but hard liquor is quicker and more potent per dollar.

My corner mini-mart owner just admitted she would replace local wine and craft brews with cheap hard liquor because she has limited shelf space and would move more hard liquor with the street drinkers.
Aug 26, 2010 Leaward commented on Poll Shows Voters Favor Liquor Privatization Initiatives.
Great. Every gas station and mini-market pushing cheap vodka and gin on the city's drunks, visiting frat boys, and transients.... That's sure to make the city even more livable and sweet smelling.
Feb 26, 2010 Leaward commented on Port Reform Gaining National Attention, Heading to Congress.
Thanks for letting us know about that... wouldn't have scanned the NY Times. Ever. And it's a good article and reminds me... what the heck ever happened to the Port of Seattle's lobbying against the environment on this? Seattle's port is to the right of Republicans like Bloomberg?
Feb 26, 2010 Leaward commented on Grandpa Masturbated to These.
Thanks Jake, just read the New York Times piece. So... even Republicans like Bloomberg support cleaning up port pollution but Seattle's port CEO is lobbying against this environmental legislation?