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Sep 15, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on "It's got to stop. I don't want another family to bury a son, a father, or a grandmother because of a traffic death.".
@19

Yes, I'm aware that bike advocates have blogs and that they use blogs tell the true believers whatever they want to hear. It's a lovely circle jerk.

Pedestrians still hate you. But maybe some bike guy will write some fiction on his blog saying they don't. That will make it all better.
Sep 15, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on "It's got to stop. I don't want another family to bury a son, a father, or a grandmother because of a traffic death.".
Bicyclists have always treated pedestrians like shit. And now they want pedestrians to help their cause? As if it's cars vs bikes and their good buddies walkers?

No thanks. Bike riders made enemies on all sides with their arrogant and aggressive behavior toward everybody they "share" the road or sidewalk with.

Pedestrians have their own agenda. Bicyclists are on their own. Good luck with that.
Sep 15, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on Could Be Worse in Cal Anderson.
Not having a home is not what makes some people come up and harass your kids. Drugs, alcohol and mental illness are the cause of that.

The Stranger is intentionally dense about this. You complain about creepy behavior and they hear complaints about "the homeless".
Sep 15, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on Just Let It Close: The United States Postal Service.
I skimmed the beginning, middle, and end of this post, then checked the comments to verify my impression of it.

An interesting post would be to compare the Deutsche Bundespost or the Royal Mail to the USPS. God forbid you try to mail something in Egypt. Spoiler: They suck. USPS rules.
Sep 15, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on Pat Robertson Urges Man to Divorce, Abandon Sick Wife.
God's cure for Alzheimer's is divorce, silly. Pay attention.
Sep 14, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on Police and Mayor Listen to Neighbors and Community Group Leaders Who Feel Threatened in an Urban Park.
@30

It's no accident that the staff at Oddfellows restaurant and Boom Noodle and Molly Moon ice cream and Nube Green and Velo bike shop go far, far out of their way to make you feel welcome with your kids. It's clearly their policy -- the policy of most of Capitol Hill -- to encourage families to return and to stay.

The odd ones out are led by The Stranger. A group of aging Capitol Hill hipsters who are stuck trying to relive their glory days of 20 years ago. The late 80s and early 90s were a beautiful time in their lives, and having filthy parks with crazy people and addicts wallowing in the muck is a part of that memory. They don't care about "the homeless" as people -- a lot of the addicts and crazies who are the real problem have homes, but whatevs -- but they care very much about them as extras in their little theater.

It's kind of upside down: the parents on Capitol Hill are the progressives. The childless scenesters are the conservatives and reactionaries.
Sep 14, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on How to Prioritize Bikers and Walkers on City Streets.
pedestrians > trains > buses > cars > lint > bicycles > toejam > skaters
Sep 14, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on Police and Mayor Listen to Neighbors and Community Group Leaders Who Feel Threatened in an Urban Park.
@4

This is exactly what I'm saying. If you have internalized the kool aid that all urban parks must, by definition, be filled with creeps (because the only New York City in your reality is stuck in the year 1978, not 2011), then shut your mouth about people moving to the suburbs.

You want all the kids to live in Issaquah and Kent? Your job is to finance more and more freeways, and get to work clearing forests and farmland, since you can't deal with families in the city. And maybe get your ass to Iraq to help keep the cheap oil flowing.
Sep 14, 2011 The Wretched Harmony commented on Police and Mayor Listen to Neighbors and Community Group Leaders Who Feel Threatened in an Urban Park.
You should have Dominic Holden write another article where he explains that everyone who feels unsafe can go fuck themselves. He could walk through the park trying to look vulnerable and sort of act like he's 3 years old, to prove that it's perfectly safe for children. And write something about how cities are supposed to be cesspits and anybody who doesn't want their kids around drunks and crazies should move out to the fucking suburbs. Yuppie scum.

For a follow up you could write another anti-sprawl screed. Because at The Stranger, comedy is king!
 

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