7:53 AM yesterday
commented on We Say Stop the Coal Trains
Puget Sound Energy gets 1/3 of power from coal. That's not good, but still better than the U.S. average of 42%. PSE gets 1/3 from hydro sources also, and the rest from natural gas, wind, etc.
That's the kind of 5th-grade level reporting, which took me about 30 seconds to compile, you won't get from reading @Unbrainwashed's comments.
7:31 AM yesterday
commented on We Say Stop the Coal Trains
Seawall project: McGinn said in 2009-10 that we need to redo the seawall, especially if there's going to be a tunnel running next to it.
City Council, supported in huge part by the downtown bu$ine$$ a$$ociation, was trying to fool us with the "only $3 Billion, all will be paid for by tolls" lie about the tunnel and didn't want the city to understand that the seawall ($200 million price back then) price also needs to be added in, and flat out denied that a seawall needed to be rebuilt at all.
2011-12: Enough of you Seattleites were fooled into voting for the Tunnel of Death/Money Pit/Big Dig West, and the tunnel will be built. ONLY THEN the City Council started rumbling what McGinn had said exactly two years ago: "WE NEED TO REBUILD THE SEAWALL!!"
And enough of you lemmings went along "oh....okay," without realizing that the deliberate delay by the City Council will now cost us additionally ($300 million is the new price tag), and still ALL SEATTLE RESIDENTS WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY AND ALL TUNNEL COST OVERRUNS.
And the projected toll to try to fund the project? $9 roundtrip. You do the math on whether that's ever going to break even, and how few idiots will be using the <1-mile-long tunnel for $9, versus the free surface boulevard THAT WAS GOING TO GET BUILT NO MATTER WHAT ANYWAYS (but was falsely represented as only an "either/or" option).
commented on Slog Super Poll: Who Should Be Mayor?
Yes, the dark forces won that round, but I am voting McGinn as he was the only candidate who stood up against the TUNNEL OF DEATH as viaduct replacement.
McGinn also warned us of the need to replace the seawall if tunnel is happening, and the fucking City Council said what back then? "McGinn you don't know what you're talking about." They didn't want people to realize if you do the tunnel you have to throw in another $200 million bucks for the seawall.
So when the tunnel is too late to stop, what did the fucking City Council say? "Oh shit we have to rebuild the seawall." Exactly what McGinn was saying back in 2009, except now the seawall will be built at the new price of $300 million. Bunch of fucking liars, that City Council.
commented on New Column!
@ 5, Purrl: if you always focus only on the "more important issues," why were you reading Stranger.com
? You should be in Syria fighting the civil war, in Africa stopping the famine, or in North Pole helping the polar bears survive.
If your mind can't multitask and deal with the profound and the inane around you all at once, the sum of all of which equals "LIFE," your mind is too small. And don't hold it against others whose minds can effing multitask.
commented on McGinn Spanks Seattle Times Editorialist Over Garbage Editorial on the City's Gender Wage Gap
When you readily admit you haven't read the study ("(paywall)"...what kind of piss-poor excuse is that), and then go on to read the tea leaves of the wordings of the summary in order to make a shaky, most likely irrelevant point, AND then lecture us about how one must always "look at 'exactly' what words they use...to get the truth..." wow. Aren't you ashamed? Usually people with brains just refrain from commenting on the details of anything they've not had a chance to access.
How do you live with yourself: one who reads only the abstract yet wants to criticize the details of the study you have not seen? And preach the importance of getting to the bottom when you're too cheap to even crack the surface?!
commented on The Grilled Cheese Challenge
This article's calling it the food truck "scene" perfectly describes the Food Truck FAD.
There is no way one would logically prefer dining in the Seattle dreary raininess (Portland's not better, OR snobs), standing in parking lot puddles with a paper plate in one hand, plastic fork in another, napkins tucked underneath armpit, Dixie cup of overpriced beverage balanced on some random car's bumper, rain and bird poop coming down on your farm-to-parking-lot precious creation....unless you're doing it only because it's HIP.
People do a lot of masochistic things for a fad. Paying $10 for a grilled-cheese sandwich out in the wet and cold is a perfect example.
Nov 22, 2012
commented on A Late Quartet: The Inherent Messiness of Life, Set to Music
If you've ever played soccer in your youth, can you stand watching a film in which beautiful-looking but completely unathletic and uncoordinated actors with two feet that have not yet met are pretending to be the members of the U.S. National Team and winning the World Cup?
Saw the preview, and these four actors, as accomplished as they are, cannot even pretend to play a stringed instrument and pass a third-grade music class pop quiz.
Watching this will be painful for anyone who's been to a concert and seen real classical musicians. Fortunately that rules out 96% of the general population, but about 65% of this film's target audience will find their fake violin/viola/cello playing dreadful and totally distracting.
Jul 9, 2012
commented on Savages: Cops and Robbers and Threesomes
Oliver Stone starts each film project by buying a copy of that day's "USA Today" and picking out the story with the biggest color picture on the front page. That way, he's certain that the bread-dead, mouth-breathing set of the American demographic is familiar with the film's subject matter.
Jul 8, 2012
commented on Where to Enjoy Eating This Summer
@#2, let me continue for you:
"However, Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar has terrific service every night, and their chalupas are among the best I have ever tasted."