commented on Where and How Do You Buy Your Liquor?
The BevMos in WA sadly don't have quite the selection they do in CA, because they're limited to what they can get from WA distributors. That still puts them ahead of the grocery stores though.
commented on You Get Stronger
As heartbreaking it can be to read at what complete and utter shits parents can be to their kids, this part made me smile: "One brother is in college, and he has told me that he will be here no matter what."
Mar 23, 2012
commented on Greg Nickels: "I'm Proud to Be the Person [Rob McKenna] Blames for Light Rail"
They're aiming for a 13 minute light rail ride from downtown Seattle to Northgate. ST claims right now that's a 26 min bus ride. Considering that the entire stretch is going to be dedicated right-of-way (unlike link to the airport) they'll probably hit that.
And it's also amusing to see McKenna try to lay claim to bus riders... like those of us riding the busses wouldn't prefer to have a more consistent quicker commute.
Mar 19, 2012
commented on Mike Daisey on the Aftermath
@4 China's suicide rate, according to wikipedia, is actually 22.23 per 100,000 per year... which only shows much dramatically lower Foxconn's suicide rate is. Although I would suspect that being employed reduces suicide rates across the board.
Nov 11, 2011
commented on Michael Arrington Really Wants You to Know He's Not Racist
I generally consider Michael Arrington to play something between an under informed idiot and provocateur to draw links and clicks to his website, something that you have helped him. However this does legitimately look like an attempt at CNN to construe his remarks using sensationalist tactics to generate controversy. I do get a little bit of schadenfreude seeing Arrington get outclassed by an even bigger provocateur with an even larger microphone.
However kudos to you as well on pulling off the triple lutz of highlighting the quotes to try and make Michael Arrington look like a racist idiot of some kind, while mocking him for attempting to defend himself against Soledad O'Brien's shameless rabble rousing, and then complaining about how too much attention on this important issue. Because oh dear, you really have no choice but to make that the highlight of your article because someone is holding a gun to your head and forcing you to do it.