Dec 22, 2016
commented on Just One Thing About Tom Douglas's Griping...
I like Tom Douglas's restaurants but his incessant whining makes me increasingly reluctant to go to them.
Your shit's already overpriced, Tom, but people keep coming. Stop crying, pay and treat your employees right, up your prices some if you have to— like everyone else will in Seattle— and please shut the fuck up about it.
Nov 14, 2016
commented on Tomorrow, the Washington State Supreme Court Will Hear the Case of the Florist Who Denied a Gay Couple Flowers
If your goal is not have to offer services at gay weddings, offering poor services seems like the worst way to do that:
- You're still participating in the wedding as much as you would be otherwise (which isn't much… delivering flowers to a site before the ceremony?).
- You risk getting a bad yelp review, which may endanger all your business.
- You risk being sued for damages if your service is bad enough.
- If it comes out that the bad service was due to discriminating, you can still be sued for that.
Sep 15, 2016
commented on Clinton Counterfactual From '08 Disproved by Clinton Nomination In '16
If Hillary pulls it out then I don't care- Bernie supporters (and I was one of them when he was still running) can offer all the counterfactuals they want during a Hillary administration- and for the most part I think that'll be a welcome critique from the left.
If Hillary doesn't pull it out, however, I think it's fair to bemoan that Bernie didn't get the nomination. Would he have fared better against Trump? Maybe, maybe not, but if Hillary loses then we couldn't really have done any worse with Bernie, and maybe he would've won. In that case, I think the argument (that is, how far left should the party go) would be useful to have within the Democratic Party as the Second Republic of the United States is re-forming.