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Oct 24, 2011 Johnny Anonymous commented on Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit, But 
Here Are the Stranger Election Control Board's Endorsements for the November 8, 2011, General Election.
get in goin! - Don't be so gullible.

Do you have any idea who actually wrote I-1183?
It was written by Costco themselves.

"Oh, and small grocers will not be able to carry liquor?"

Correct. And why would Costco want their competitors to sell booze? They hate competition which is why I-1183 is in their favor, not yours, unless you get off on buying booze from a big mega store than some small state run liquor store.

But hey, at least you can buy liquor at Costco now! Doesn't mean it's going to be any cheaper but if you like more taxes on booze, by all means, vote yes but don't be mad at the state because you can't buy liquor at smaller stores.
This initiative is Costco's baby.
Oct 24, 2011 Johnny Anonymous commented on Shit Is Fucked Up and Bullshit, But 
Here Are the Stranger Election Control Board's Endorsements for the November 8, 2011, General Election.
I don't understand why Kemper Freeman would want to stop light rail across I-90?

Isn't he the owner of Bellevue Square?
Wouldn't light rail that stops near Bellevue Square be a great thing for his business?
Aug 17, 2011 Johnny Anonymous commented on A New Tax on Dancing.
ha ha - no surprise. Seattle has always been a 'Footloose' town. They hate music, they hate kids having fun and they especially HATE dancing. So they set out to put an end to it with the 'dance tax'.

I guess now I have my answer as to why Seattle has such a small number of dance clubs compared to other cities. This city seems to have 90 bars to every 1 'discotheque'. Didn't know there was a dance tax until today.

Oh well, I'm 31 and already too old to go out dancing anyway. Dancing was so 1990's.
I'm gonna go home and rock out to Footloose and dance in my underwear in my living room without paying the stupid tax. Take that Seattle ;)
Sep 9, 2010 Johnny Anonymous commented on Tax the Filthy Rich!.
A lot of money has been spent trying to convince us that taxing the rich is a bad idea.

How much has been spent by the poor trying to fight this? That's right, we're poor....we don't have any money???
Feb 22, 2010 Johnny Anonymous commented on It's Time.
anyone who supports privatization of liquor is an idiot.

Okay, let's do the math on this. According to the bill's sponsors (Senator Tim Sheldon, D-35) and Senator Curtis King, R-14) privatizing the WSLCB means taxpayers will save $120 million (the WSLCB operating budget), and lose $330 million (the revenue from liquor sales).

Wow, that's negative $210 million. Some savings!

All of this for convenience...and there is not a single person here that can put up a good arguement other than "it will be more convenient". You're idiots if you think this is a good idea.
Feb 22, 2010 Johnny Anonymous commented on It's Time.
Amazes me that in such a liberal state so many of you are willing to embrace Republican ideas. Surprised that our Democrate state legislators are trying to employ Republican ideas too.

Does anyone here seriously believe that liquor prices are going to go down once it is taken over by the private sector? Seriously?

The state will rake in a ton of money after the sale of their stores but what's the state going to get after that other than just tax money? What is the state going to do once they miss receiving those provits from liquor? Raise taxes maybe??

What it all comes down to is convienence. You dont want to drive an extra mile to the liquor store and thats the ONLY reason you want this to happen.

You're naive if you think handing the sale of liquor to the private sector is good for anything other than convenience.

Feb 22, 2010 Johnny Anonymous commented on It's Time.
Amazes me that in such a liberal state so many of you are willing to embrace Republican ideas. Surprised that our Democrate state legislators are trying to employ Republican ideas too.

Does anyone here seriously believe that liquor prices are going to go down once it is taken over by the private sector? Seriously?

The state will rake in a ton of money after the sale of their stores but what's the state going to get after that other than just tax money? What is the state going to do once they miss receiving those provits from liquor? Raise taxes maybe??

What it all comes down to is convienence. You dont want to drive an extra mile to the liquor store and thats the ONLY reason you want this to happen.

You're naive if you think handing the sale of liquor to the private sector is good for anything other than convenience.

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Feb 18, 2010 Johnny Anonymous commented on It's Time.
I've been to other states and I agree with Sea Otter. Washington liquor is cheap compared to other states where its sold in the private sector.

I think you guys are being a little harsh on Jay7. I'm sure Jay7 does not believe there IS a liquor literally on every corner however, i've been to california and i've been to neighborhoods where liquor is in fact, literally sold on every corner. Granted, not all neighborhoods have a store on every corner but most of them do. This i a fact.

For example, in Belltown where I live, there are 3 stores currently selling beer and wine on the same block. If privatization of liquor becomes legal, these same stores will be selling booze. That's fine with some people but not with me. There is alcohol theft from these 3 stores almost daily - this just makes it easier for some 14 year old kid to steal a bottle of booze but thats not what bothers me the most.

i have my own personal reason for not wanting this to happen. i happen to work in a bar and after liquor stores are closed they've got to go to the bar if they want liquor. the bar is easy access to liquor for anyone over 21 and the only place to get it after 10pm or so. i quite like things the way they are.
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