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Apr 10 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Restaurateurs Had a Minimum-Wage Lunch Chat at City Hall Yesterday, and the Crowd Raged.
Should I be the only one to point out that Pho shops mostly thrive because of their affordability and are precisely the kind of business that is likely to see a raise in overall sales when people who currently eat a cheap restaurant meal once or twice a month can now afford up to five bowls of Pho a month?

"How do we do it? how do we do it? Volume, Volume turn up the Volume...."

BTW, there's a comment form on the Pagliacci site. Do what you must.

Mar 7 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Issaquah Students Go On Racist Rant Against Garfield Students.
@35

See 4, 9, 19, 27

@33

Cue some jackass ranting about affirmative action in 5...4... (joke people)
Mar 7 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Issaquah Students Go On Racist Rant Against Garfield Students.
Hey, not to be a total dick, but there's an awful lot of stereotyping of Issaquah going on in this thread. I mean no one has come right out and called anybody a cracker but...

I mean we're all rightfully angry about how Issaquah students look at Garfield students but can I assume we're all adults and a lot of you seem to have a preconceived notion of what every student at Issauqah high must be like?

No, this is not a complaint about poor persecuted whitey just pointing out a common thread in the thinking.
Mar 7 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Issaquah Students Go On Racist Rant Against Garfield Students.
The WIAA rules don't really seem to apply. It talks about participants, coaches, bands and spectators during competition. Students not attending a WIAA event being assholes on Twitter doesn't look like it falls under WIAA authority.

Mar 7 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Issaquah Students Go On Racist Rant Against Garfield Students.
Some kids are assholes. Think about something you might have done or said at 16 that you find abhorant now. The difference is Twitter lets everyone hear it.

Should the kids involved be punished, totally. Should we ruin their lives because of this? It's why we don't treat children as adults, mostly.

(Yes, I'm aware that possibly some of these kids may have had their 18th birthday already.)

A rival school from my youth that was largely hispanic were know as La Cucaracha by other schools. We thought it was hilarious at 14. I now know that was fucked up. Sorry guys.
Feb 14 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Hey, Ted Cruz, How Did You Prepare for Valentine's Day?.
That outreach to younger voters is going great. Let's talk as much as possible about the evil that none of them think is at all important. Go Ted Go! Paving the way for an extinct party by 2035.
Feb 13 BornAgainInBellevue commented on San Jose's Minimum Wage Experiment Refutes Opponents Warnings.
@3
Ah, yes. New businesses will naturally open in neighboring non-Seattle comunities. I mean the customer base in a non-walkable suburban area is EXACTLY the same as say Capitol Hill or Greenwood. I'll just stroll from the dense residential areas on down to Lake City Way just the way those folks in Lower Queen Anne do. Better yet, I can walk a few miles down Aurora if you set up shop there. Hell it's totally worth it to hop in the car and drive down to Tukwila because I hear there's this awesome florist there.

Location means nothing in business.

(If you get really close to your monitor you can smell the acrid aroma of snark)
Feb 13 BornAgainInBellevue commented on San Jose's Minimum Wage Experiment Refutes Opponents Warnings.
Right, when I need lunch I'll leave my downtown Seattle office and cruise down to Burien or up to Shoreline so I can get my Jimmy John's for $.24 cheaper.

When I need a six pack of really good beer, instead of going to Full Throttle I can probably save a little bit if I drive down to 99 Bottles in Federal way or over to Malt and Vine in Redmond.

That'll show those commies and that Sawant nutter that I MEAN BUSINESS.
Feb 12 BornAgainInBellevue commented on "I'm the 'What's in your wallet' black guy, he's the car black guy, Morgan Freeman is the other credit card black guy.".
As a much younger person my job was to point a BetaCam at famous people at Hollywood events.

It's not just Sam Jackson, Sam Rubin is really that stupid and bad at his job and doesn't recognize white people either.

The following is a 100% true story:

Oscar Night 1992, my camera position is next to Sam Rubin's. Sam is live on air blathering about the gowns and jewels and whatnot when he spots someone he'd like to talk to. So Sam takes a man on the other side of the rope and, again live on air, pushes him aside by the shoulder and says, "Excuse me sir can I get you to move? Michael, Micheal Bolton is with us live..."

The gentleman he pushed aside was Barry Levinson who at that point had won an Oscar for Rain Man and was nominated that night for Bugsy.

Sam had not a single clue who he was and yes, he's an entertainment reporter based in Hollywood. But who's a nominated director on Oscar night when you can talk to Michael Bolton?
Jan 29 BornAgainInBellevue commented on Cathy McMorris Rogers Thinks You Should Free To Make Your Own Health-Care Choices....
@5

Given 80% of her speech was reciting her resume (leaving out the bits that both she and her husband have had paychecks and health care from the taxpayer their entire adult lives) Me & Cathy McMEEEEEEEE rhymes just fine.
 
 

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