commented on KING 5's Linda Brill Interviews Kshama Sawant
Well that was a dumb interview. Real nice job trying to paint the picture of a wide-eyed immigrant ending up through crazy circumstance as the unlikely member of big scary Seattle, but Kshama really didn't want to be painted that way, so she got squirmy.
But at least they recorded it in shitty monophonic audio to add credibility.
Having said that, hopefully Sawant learns to deal with these types of interviews a little more. . . smoothly.
commented on Hey Media, Perhaps You Might Have Wanted to Ask This Question Before the Election?
Nothing bad can possibly come of this. It's so important to have a dissenting voice in government and here is one governing body that finally will have one.
Don't expect to hear the news channels giving her arguments or explanations any air time though, she will definitely be reduced to a sentence affixed to the end of every city council story that goes like this ". . . socialist Kshama Sawant, as usual, disagreed."
commented on One Time I Cried While Watching Gavin Rossdale Sing "Glycerine"
I saw green day and blink 182 at the Tacoma Dome and thought I would never see a greater rock show. Later I lied and told my friends that I was down in the pit when in reality I was way up in the seats, which is the more embarrassing part.
Also saw shitty nu metal band motograter like a year ago.
commented on Cap Hill Is Becoming a Little Like What?
As a person that has lived in Bellevue and now lives in Cap Hill, I will add my two cents.
1. The fewest white people you will see on a bus is driving past crossroads mall on the "B" line.
2. Capitol Hill is mostly white people. Sorry.
3. Capitol Hill seems more fun now than when I was a kid and Bellevue just as boring as ever (it's basically 99% residential, there are no good clubs or bars at all), so if Capitol Hill is turning into Bellevue. . . then I just don't know. But then again, it's just one dude being sad that the war room closed and hipster bands are playing at every venue every night.
commented on A Theory of White Native Americans
I agree with this post. Native Americans have a mystique, they "lived in harmony with nature, spoke to the animals, wasted nothing." (past tense because few consider their present status)
In much the same way, white folks do the same with African culture, which is "beautiful, primal, spiritual." That's African culture as in Masai, etc. not African American culture, which is close enough to the would-be romanticizer to lose any mystique it might have.
commented on Bellevue Watch
Holy shit guys, it's Bellevue. Pick your fucking battles.
(p.s. every condo that doesn't go up on the eastside goes up on the former site of the funhouse instead.)
commented on When Gay-Slur-Using Seattle Sounder Marc Burch Came to Play With My Gay Soccer Club
I'm not apologizing on Burch's behalf but he probably isn't a homophobe. "Fag" is a less-than-savory element of sports culture, but those that say it rarely think of the implications.
Kinda like how many, many people say things like "that's fucking retarded, man," meaning no offense to the developmentally disabled. It's also not something that they would say if they were in the presence of a downs-only soccer club.
Props to him for apologizing though and props to you guys for accepting it and not demanding more.