May 11, 2016 brewer commented on Why Aren't These West Seattle Workers Making the Right Minimum Wage?.

Okay, you are naive. Both of the ubiquity of illegal practices by large corporations and the complexity and inefficiency of the bureaucracy that is supposed to enforce the law.

Your notion is how things ought to work, but it doesn't reflect reality.
May 11, 2016 brewer commented on Why Aren't These West Seattle Workers Making the Right Minimum Wage?.

In Washington state and city enforcement of wage and hour law only awards actual damages. To get the double damages (as well as costs and reasonable attorneys fees) provided for by state law you must hire your own attorney.
Mar 3, 2016 brewer commented on We Can't Start Building Tall Buildings Next To Short Ones!.
I faced a real dilemma last week when there was a public meeting about the proposed building going up next door to my capitol hill condo (which I rent). Right now I have a wonderful view of the entire skyline with a large balcony with a southwestern exposure that gets sun much of the day. I can spend hours a time out there. The proposed structure will include an eight story wall 15 feet from my balcony, removing my view entirely and severely limiting my sun exposure. But you know what? I didn't complain. In the 80s when my building was constructed the smaller building next door (which this new construction will replace) probably lost a lot of sun and some views. This is the reality of living in a city. If you want a permanent view go buy something on the other side of Puget Sound. The value of my condo would pay for plenty of house over there.
Jul 15, 2015 brewer commented on Nine Questions for Sandi Doughton, Author of Full-Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest.
@26 And Sandi's book makes it clear that the Seattle fault poses more of a threat to our city, despite its title.
Dec 5, 2012 brewer commented on Responding to Shortage, Judges Will Open Courtrooms on Sunday to Marry Gay Couples.
The best part is that Mary Yu is openly lesbian and engaged. If only she could perform her own wedding ceremony first!
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Oct 11, 2009 brewer commented on Meanwhile on Broadway.
This is ridiculous. No one was shouting that at the march. There were different chants going simultaneously. Perhaps you were hearing a combination of the "Hey hey, ho ho, homophobia's got to go" chant and "Obama, escucha, estamos en la lucha" or something else. The most provocative chant I heard was "We're here, we're queer, don't fuck with us." I'm not saying it's impossible that some people were yelling anti-Obama chants, but I didn't hear it.

My impression of this post is that it was purposefully disingenuous, which is pretty sad.