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Jul 8, 2015 Buttercup commented on All of These Secret Seattle Beaches and Parks Belong to You—Use Them!.
All Washington beachfront, below the high-tide line, is public.* The access roads are just to get down to the shore, proper -- to avoid trespassing. But once ON the beach, the public is free to enjoy all the sandy bits along the shore. Spread out!
Keep your kids and dogs off the residents' front porches: stay water-ward of the highest logs and tide residue. Think of it like any residential street -- past the tide line is their front lawn, but below that, it's a public sidewalk. The water is a public road! They have no special right to it, unless you are creating a nuisance. Be sure to pack out your trash,
and no amplified noise. If there's no access road, kayak in with a cooler! Enjoy the whole length of the beaches, Public! Don't let them make you feel like trespassers. It's all yours.

*With a few exceptions [e.g. federal **, military, Port], which are clearly posted. And another tip: don't forget marijuana is still illegal on federal land. Have fun!

Jul 3, 2015 Buttercup commented on Seattle Jury Acquits Protesters Who Blocked Highway 99 on MLK Day; Juror Says The Action Was Free Speech.
If restricted to a polite whisper on the streets, political speech is a wealthy privilege, not a right. Our law is clearly on the side of the protesters. Thank you, @10, @19, and @20! Yes.

"Acts authorized as an exercise of one's constitutional right to picket or to legally protest, and acts authorized by a permit issued pursuant to the Street Use Ordinance, Chapters 15.02 through 15.50 of the Seattle Municipal Code, shall not constitute obstruction of pedestrian or vehicular traffic."

Jun 23, 2015 Buttercup commented on Charles Leggett, 2015 Stranger Genius Award Nominee in Performance.
Also, he's sexy as hell. Yeah, I said it.
Jun 4, 2015 Buttercup commented on Seattle Finally Hired Someone to Enforce Its New Minimum-Wage Law.
Dylan went to UW School of Law, and was terrifically popular with students and faculty alike. He's got a great career and front of him, and we're lucky he's come back to Seattle.
Jun 3, 2015 Buttercup commented on The High List: Recommended Events for Stoners.
l am either too high or not high enough to follow comment #2, but I have a crucial message for you: WASABI shrimp chips. Try 'em. MmmMasochistic saltiness. Yesss. Burns so good.
May 4, 2015 Buttercup commented on The City Just Put a Major Roadblock in Front of Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rig.
Hooray for the mayor! Keep fighting, Ed.
Mar 25, 2015 Buttercup commented on An Encomium (E-N-C-O-M-I-U-M) to Spelling Bees.
What makes it an "adult" spelling bee, other than setting it in a bar? Howzabout either (a) an all-ages venue - maybe with awards for best overall + best under-18 speller, or (b) STRIP SPELLING-BEE! With a sudden-death final round involving shots! See, e.g., c-o-n-c-u-p-i-s-c-e-n-c-e, l-a-s-c-i-v-io-u-s-n-e-s-s, and i-n-e-b-r-i-e-t-y.
Mar 9, 2015 Buttercup commented on Heavy Metal's Illegible Fonts.
If the font's too bold, you're too old.
Mar 9, 2015 Buttercup commented on The Great Mesob Returns as Shewaber.
Thank you thank you thank you for this terrific news! Mesob was my #1 all-time favorite Ethiopian place -- I'm so happy to learn it's got a new home! I'll be eating there a.s.a.p. & often.
Mar 9, 2015 Buttercup commented on Do Yourself a Favor and Watch Queen Shmooquan Dancing and Feeding Twinkie to Rubber Chickens at the Same Time.
All hail Queen Shmooquan! She is mighty mighty, and she is letting it ALL HANG OUT. I love her!