Achieve the Four Modernizations.

report this user
Aug 30, 2013 Sa-Spence commented on What Do You Think of Pirate Joe's?.
Dov Charney, the founder of American Apparel, got his start bringing Hanes tee shirts back from school in the US and selling them to all his friends in Montreal who couldn't get them. This was when Hanes were good.
Aug 30, 2013 Sa-Spence commented on Completely Heterosexual Rightwing Talk Show Host Thinks Long and Hard About My Butt, Plans to Send Me a Sex Toy for My Birthday, Calls Me a Faggot.
That guy in the background was a little "woah there" on the fire hydrant comment but he did an admirable job of keeping a straight face.
Aug 21, 2013 Sa-Spence commented on Savage Love.
My grandfather lost 3 1/2 fingers on his right hand in an oil field accident as a young man. He was a handsome dude with an attractive down home country boy way. He never suffered with the ladies, marrying twice. When he would shake my hand as a child, he'd rub the stub of his middle finger across my palm because he knew it freaked people out. That was a man who was confident in his disability.
BTW, he once went on a date with the Black Dahlia (no, we don't think he killed her).
Apr 11, 2013 Sa-Spence commented on Today in Legislative Developments.
Let the horse saving/ cowboy riding begin!
Feb 26, 2013 Sa-Spence commented on Not Capitalism but the State Is the Solution.
Oh God. This is the absolute worst possible example you could have used to make your point, Charles. Battery swapping is a pointless, unneeded technology that is extremely expensive to enact, requires costly engineering that no one wants, and that, in an age of improving battery efficiency and supercharging, is already technically obsolete. In 20 years these swapping stations will be albatrosses, signs of a bad government bet. That Agassi, a slick, superficial salesman who has since been ousted from Better Place, managed to use his family connections and charisma to keep this con job running is a testament to the wooly-headed thinking that can happen when non-expert politicians drive technical policy. They are pulling out of the US and Australia because it's dawned on even these gullible lawmakers that this was a bad idea sold well, not a new disruptive technology. Agassi might have well ended his pitch with "Monorail!!!". You just made the best possible case against what you were saying, which is sad since I think you are right in many other much more solid cases. Do you homework next time and talk to people who actually know about the challenge of implementing the widespread use of electric cars. They were on to Better Place years ago.
Dec 14, 2012 Sa-Spence commented on Walking Down Broadway the Other Night, I Passed Three Different Couples Smoking Weed on a Single Block.
I actually live in Amsterdam, across the street from a "coffee shop", and you rarely see anyone smoking pot on the street (btw, the Dutch use pot at about 1/3 the rate of Americans). Public drunkenness is much more common (thanks England!). It's not that you will be arrested, it's more that it's a social faux pas to be blowing skanky weed at people who just want to get home from work. Also, since it's been effectively legal here for so long, no one is impressed. Part of what you are seeing in Seattle may be a bit of showing off; at least it was for me when I last smoked weed in front of a club on Market Street in SF (I always seem to smoke more when I'm in the States).
BTW, the exception in Amsterdam is Queen's Day, when you can smoke whatever you want and no one is bothered.
Dec 11, 2012 Sa-Spence commented on Savage Love Episode 320.
I'm a gay man, and when I was 13 my parent's marriage was broken up when my Mormon mother, with five young children, found out that my dad had a hidden second gay life. This was of course devastating to her, destructive to the family, and an absolute bomb to me, wrestling as I was with my own sexuality. I held off coming out for years because I hated the idea of being the same "thing" that broke up my family. It was years of pain and self hatred. I blamed and hated my father, myself, and gay men everywhere. Yeah, eventually, I got over it and came to understand the impossible situation my father had found him in (btw, if you ever want proof that gay people can't change...). But I will never date a married man, ever, who is cheating on his spouse. If I ever caused that kind of pain, just shoot me. There's plenty of other options. I don't fuck Republicans, racists, druggies or married guys. The end.
Oct 3, 2012 Sa-Spence commented on Is Tony Perkins Threatening to Sue Me?.
Punching the nose of a bully does not make you a bully.
Keep punching, Dan.
Jul 3, 2012 Sa-Spence commented on A Slog Poll: Are We Doomed?.
I wish we could get us some global warming over here in Amsterdam. 65 and cloudy is officially tiresome now.
Jun 26, 2012 Sa-Spence commented on Polygamous Marriage.
This isn't an attack on Mitt Romney for what his ancestors did, this is an attack on Mitt Romney for what he does. It's a crime and a sin to not learn from the suffering of your ancestors; like the West Bank settlers who talk in eliminationist rhetoric about the Palestinians, Mitt Romney refuses to learn the lesson of compassion from his forebears. Mitt Romney's family was persecuted and chased from the country for practicing thier form of marriage. The default position of anyone who is a descendent of Mormon polygamists (as I am0 should be that the government should stay the hell out of people's private lives. Mormon polygamy was the "gay marriage" of the 19th century; a political football fed by hysterical intolerance. How Mormons, in their desperate need for acceptance, forgot the lessons of that bigotry and have now become the bigots is where it all went wrong. Mormons believe (they still do, theologically) that plural marriage is god's plan. The government persecuted them for that. Now, gay people, and many of the churches they attend, hold that marriage for them is god's plan. But it is the descendents of the once persecuted, like Romney, who are leading the charge to keep their rights from them. Why can't Mormons learn from their history and stand up for the right of the individual to decide who they wish to marry, instead of the state? They once got this, and now they do not. Mitt Romney dismisses what his ancestors fought for, and betrays their memory.

Want great deals and a chance to win tickets to the best shows in Seattle? Join The Stranger Presents email list!

All contents © Index Newspapers, LLC
1535 11th Ave (Third Floor), Seattle, WA 98122
Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Takedown Policy