commented on Morning News: How Bad Is Your Election Hangover?
Now that district elections measure won (a surprise to me), I hope The Stranger adds a blog post on the implications. Who currently lives where? Who's most affected by districts? What districts are up for election next time? Who else is likely to run? Etc.
commented on What Are Your Norman Rockwell Feelings?
There's a Norman Rockwell museum in Stockbridge, MA (or Sturbridge, or whatever) that's a real gem. The volume and originality of his work is amazing. He was an American original; who else can you consider in his niche?
And, a year or so ago, the Tacoma art museum had a show of his work, inclkuding a display of every one of his Saturday Evening Posdt covers, which numbered like 400 or more. This guy was incredibly focused and productive over his career.
commented on How Far Can You Get from a Subway?
And, in other there-goes-the-neighborhood news, a Subway just opened on Alki. Just what we need, franchise food on our only accessible, and up until now sort of funky, city beach.
commented on Seventy Percent of Primary Voters Cast Ballots Against Ed Murray
Goldy is right that the race is close. (Closer than the Times and Dwight Pelz would like you to believe.)
1. This was the primary, and the typical low turnout was the more-engaged voters. Overloaded with those who want anyone-but-McGinn and those who strongly support Murray.
2. When the turnout doubles for the general, it will add all those that haven't really been paying attention, or don't feel that strongly anti-McGinn. They will be fair game for McGinn to win.
3. If Murray wants a nasty campaign, McGinn has every bit as much ammunition against Murray. And when the conversation turns to Murray's deficiencies and negatives, it will be fun to watch.
commented on KIRO Tells Cabbies: "Take a Shower."
My only surprise, reading the headline, is that the comments didn't come from that anti-labor, anti-government, anti-people douchebag Dori Monson.
commented on The Thursday Morning News
Regarding weather statistics: There's actually an official NOAA weather station at Sand Point, which is much more indicative of Seattle weather than SeaTac. Check it out:
If you click on any month, there's an interesting table of everything of interest. In July, it actually shows there was rain (at least a trace) on 3 or 4 days.
commented on Zimmerman Juror Decides to Not Write Book After Internet Flips Out About It
One of the jurors, which I think is this one, was interviewed by Piers Morgan after the trial. (They were playing parts of the interview on KIRO radio yesterday.)
She was a total idiot, proud of the fact that she never read the newspaper or followed any news on the internet, radio, or elsewhere. This is what lawyers seem to want in a juror: a blank slate. What they get unfortunately is a person that is totally uninformed about anything in the world, unengaged, uncurious, and intellectually dead.