Apr 24 kasa commented on Why Does This House Cost $1,000,000?.
@15 - EXACTLY.

HALA is a toothless joke. "Affordable" under HALA guidelines is 60% of the median income level, which is what - 50k or so these days? Give me a break.
Apr 24 kasa commented on Why Does This House Cost $1,000,000?.
@4 - hate to say it, but if you want to have "affordability" -$800 apartments (ok not 600, i'll give you that) are what we need to have. Otherwise, you aren't actually talking about "affordability," dude, unless you are making upwards of $65k a year - and even they can't afford that condo.
Apr 24 kasa commented on Why Does This House Cost $100,000,000?.
While I agree that rezoning needs to happen, and Capitol Hill has plenty of lovely apartments that live side by side with your million dollar houses (that's the horrific post apocalyptic future you are freaking out about, Wallingford), lets get real: if we depend on rezoning alone, it's not going to drive down prices. You'll just have 500k condos instead.
Apr 19 kasa commented on Cary Moon Is Running for Mayor of Seattle: An Interview With the Brand-Newest Murray Challenger.
Whoops, I meant to @8 on that first one, though MitS did mention homelessness
Apr 19 kasa commented on Cary Moon Is Running for Mayor of Seattle: An Interview With the Brand-Newest Murray Challenger.
YES.
@3 her stance on homelessness is on her website. also, seriously, gun violence is one of seattle's biggest concerns? if you say so, i guess.....

Also The Stranger, please ask her about education? Nikkita has her beat there (naturally, being an educator) and Cary sends her kids to private school. There is meat here you should dig into.

Apr 14 kasa commented on Please, For the Love of God, Someone Stop Zach Braff.
Well I and my bb in PDX are cackling, Ned. Fuck the hater haters
Apr 6 kasa commented on We Asked Seattle Politicians to Respond to Activist Omari Tahir-Garrett's Anti-Semitic and Anti-Asian Remarks.
I think Wyking's response is pretty fucking good considering it concerns his DAD. Give a kid a break.

Also, the fact that the Stranger has now dedicated THREE POSTS to a neighborhood crank spewing racist remarks, which is literally Not News, is unfortunately, exactly why it's a bummer that Omari is always front and center at these things. Eisenberg does pull shit and isn't a great neighbor. 23rd and Union is a flashpoint for a REASON. Omari is a Get Off My Lawn Guy and nothing else, but he's loud, so let's not talk about the real issues here, like the endless Bangasser dramas, the absolute shit handling of the 23rd road work by the City, or any actual issues, let's just focus on Grandpa Simpson. For three full days.
Apr 5 kasa commented on Central District Activist Tells Jewish Uncle Ike's Owner to "Go Back to Germany" So Nazis Can "Get" Him Again.
And for the record, I shop at Ruckus but have never even spoken to them about Ike's. Since this is anonymous and they are across the street, I don't want to make it look like they have anything to do with my bitching.
I just found that entire saga to be some low as hell business dealings.
Also, just from a good neighbor standpoint, it's one thing to open a weed shop on 23rd & Union (THE center of the gentrification conversation well before Ike's opened), and another thing to build a weed shop with ropes like youre heading into a damn club, and one that basically became a tourist attraction as soon as it opened. It's the highest profile weed shop in the city, and nobody likes their neighborhood turned into a tourist trap, and that corner changed FAST. I'm a white girl and those businesses in those new apartments are too bougie for even my tastes. For better or worse, its the lightning rod in the area, for good reason, and nobody should be surprised.
Apr 5 kasa commented on Central District Activist Tells Jewish Uncle Ike's Owner to "Go Back to Germany" So Nazis Can "Get" Him Again.
@54 - i live off of 15th and first hand witnessed his shitty underhanded ploys to prevent Ruckus from opening near his future Ike's outpost. He opened a free to play arcade in the future Ike's because according to Seattle zoning, weed stores can't open within a certain distance of a number of things, including schools, and bizarrely, arcades.

Literally the day after the city said "uh, no - you didn't have your proper permit for your arcade, buddy" - he closed it down.