Jan 19 big l commented on Advice to Seattle Newcomers from Newcomers.
"Best neighborhood in Seattle?

Pike's Market, aka downtown."

I nearly had a stroke reading this.
Sep 1, 2016 big l commented on An Open Letter From Erin Jones to The Stranger.
Maybe Erin Jones' views on LGBTQ issues are just fine - the problem is, now I don't know. She says one thing to one group and a different thing to another. She says one thing in writing, when she has time to think about it and for staff/consultants to draft/edit it, and she has said different things off the cuff in interviews. She chalks these up to learning experiences, misunderstandings or miscommunications. Maybe she's right and she is growing and learning but I don't know how anyone can be sure what she actually believes.

I know what Chris Reykdal believes on LGBTQ issues, and he stands with the community 100%.
May 6, 2016 big l commented on Why Cliff Mass Is a Very Dangerous Weatherperson.
Cliff is a self-important asshole who cares more about being as pedantic as possible than actual science and truth. He lost a lot of credibility in the meteorological community last summer with his whole "we're not really in drought" routine that turned out to be completely wrong. You'll never hear him admit that he made any kind of error, ever, of course.
May 6, 2016 big l commented on The Ethical Conundrum of Watching Prince Clips Online.
The world will be a happier and sexier place with more of Prince's beautiful music more available. Isn't that a good thing?
Feb 3, 2016 big l commented on Cheat Sheet.
@7 - I agree with your comment, but one minor correction - most levies need a certain minimum turnout to be approved, but there's a special exemption for school levies. If 3 people vote and 2 say yes, it passes.

Jan 26, 2016 big l commented on Spokane Senator Introduces "Seattle Quarantine" Bill to Stop "Radical Leftist" City Councils From Raising Wages.
It had better get people excited - I hope we don't have all the Democratic effort and money going into a "who's more progressive" competition in the 7th CD while Republicans are focused on swing districts in the legislature. If we take our eyes off the ball, this kind of crap could actually pass.
Jan 7, 2016 big l commented on I Spent the Holidays Listening to Billboard's Top 20 Singles of 2015.
Uptown Funk is derivative as all hell, but when you're derivative of something that good, it can't help but rub off. I like the song a lot.
Jan 6, 2016 big l commented on Where's the Radical Lefty Who Wants Jim McDermott's Seat In Congress?.
Farrell has already endorsed Walkinshaw and Courtney Gregoire (and now Carlyle as well, as of this AM) are both on the record as not planning to run.
Nov 7, 2015 big l commented on West Seattle, Southeast Seattle City Council Races Get Even Closer with Latest Ballot Drop.
Recount threshold depends on the total number of votes cast but it'll probably end up being somewhere in the area of 125 votes apart or less.
Nov 2, 2015 big l commented on Where to Get Drunk with Politicians and Watch Tomorrow's Election Results Come In.
Always great to see a candidate getting mad as hell about an internet blog in the comments section the day before the election! I'm glad you're spending your time posting 1000 word screeds here because I'd rather you spend your time doing that than getting-out-the-vote for the 15% of voters who supported you in the primary