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in the past hour sloegin commented on What Do You Think of President Obama's Khaki Suit?.
That taupe is dope.
Jul 24 sloegin commented on No, No, NO: Seattle's Hurricane Cafe Is Closing.
I remember having a drink and an open-faced chiliburger at the Dog House back in the day. Or did I read that in a JP Beaumont novel?
Jul 23 sloegin commented on Report: Arizona Inmate "Gasping" For Breath During Two-Hour-Long Execution.
It is possible to be in favor of justice without being a sociopath about it.
Jul 9 sloegin commented on Amazon Offers Hachette Authors One Hundred Percent of E-Book Sales.
Just remember that Amazon isn't doing this for *you*. They're doing this to drive other e-retail out of the market and boost their own margins.
Jul 3 sloegin commented on Union Activists Call Bullshit On Forward Seattle's Anti-$15 Minimum Wage Signatures.
Because citizens can't be trusted to vote (representatives) when they can be trusted to vote (on everything else). Or something. Except, of course, for Seattle voters. They be cray cray. Better that the rest of the state vote on what's best for Seattle.
Jun 30 sloegin commented on What Do We Call Politicians Who Value the Rights of Corporations Over the Rights of Individuals?.
The corporatist piece of this ruling is only part of the reason that it's so terrible. The other part being Catholic justices carve out a special snowflake exception for their religion and claim that other possible religious legal scenarios don't count, because... one true religion or something.
Jun 9 sloegin commented on A Word on Thomas Piketty and Kindle.
Graphs, charts, and most kinds of data-rich images suck on the Kindle. But no, that couldn't be the reason people would buy a hard copy instead.
May 29 sloegin commented on Dave Meinert Threatens to Retire from Public Life, and Other Minimum Wage Mayhem.
Galt's Gulch needs restaurants too. Don't know where they'll find the takers (sorry, employees) to staff it however.
May 22 sloegin commented on Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations in The Atlantic.
Outlawing redlining is one thing, getting rid of the pernicious offspring of redlining (local school district funding) is another. Eliminating this vestige of Jim Crow is long overdue.

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