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Merchant Seaman
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Jul 6 Merchant Seaman commented on The Sunday Morning News.
How is Oscar Perez-Giron all that different than Cliven Bundy?

Of course Bundy is alive, and Perez-Giron is not, but they both refused to pay a government mandated fee for a government service, of course Bundy's theft of taxpayer money was around one million dollars and Perez-Girdon's was 2.50$, and Bundy has owed for over twenty years, and Perez-Girdon only for about an hour.

But when each was told to pay, each threatened law enforcement officers with firearms, of course Bundy had over a hundred supporters who created a human shield of women and children, and Perez-Girdon was man enough to stand on his own.

And yet the right-wing hails Bundy as a "patriot" and a "hero" and claims that Perez-Girdon "got what he deserved"

While the left says that Bundy should have to pay back the money he stole from the taxpayers, and Bundy and his gang of thugs who threatened to murder law enforcement officers should be held accountable, and that the death of Perez-Girdon should be investigated as required by law.

Sad in a way that the right wing is so unpatriotic and has so little respect for the law.
Jun 27 Merchant Seaman commented on Liberals And Progressives Draw Battle Lines Over How We Fund Metro Bus Service.
Wouldn't the off-campus private lots also ahve to pay the new tax?
Jun 23 Merchant Seaman commented on Mark Your Calendars.
@4: Oh come on. Where's your sense of adventure? Sword waving lunatics, the occasional appearance of six legged wildlife in your food, risking serious illness or even death from unsanitary food, that's all the spice of life(and in the cases of six legged wildlife, sometimes the spice in your food)
Jun 22 Merchant Seaman commented on Catholic Archbishop Asks Holy Spirit to Cure Gay People.
Perhaps he misspoke, and meant to say that, "he hopes the Holly Spirit will take all Gay People to The Cure."
Jun 22 Merchant Seaman commented on The Sunday Morning News.
Yes Ansel, please tell us which local union officials are overpaid.
May 29 Merchant Seaman commented on Dear Seattle: Stay Home This Morning, Seriously.
@19: I don't own a car, so I don't need a parking space free or not, but automobiles are and will remain a fact of life, society should provide at least some "free" parking just like they provide "free" cycle tracks, "free" parks and "free" storm drains.

Yes a person on a bicycle should be safe, and so should while I'm walking, but I never deliberately try and walk in front of a bike to obstruct them, just like I don't stand in doorways and block them.
May 29 Merchant Seaman commented on Dear Seattle: Stay Home This Morning, Seriously.
@15: Or a geriatric parent to the doctor, or need to be at several job sights in one day, or need to carry 100+LBS of tools to and from work, or need to pick a weeks worth of groceries for a family of four, or do physical labor that leaves someone exhausted at the end of a sixteen hour shift, or...

While there are many great reasons to get around the city on a bike, there are equally valid reason that a person may choose to walk, or use transit, or even drive an automobile, society can only function when people respect the choices and lifestyles of others.

Most people outgrow their narcissism after adolescence, those that don't grow up to be republicans.
May 28 Merchant Seaman commented on Ugh. Seattle Cops Sue to Block Rules Intended to Stop Excessive Force.
@6: something close to that could happen, the DOJ can take over a local police department.
May 28 Merchant Seaman commented on Judge Orders Sakuma Brothers Farms to Stop Retaliating Against Striking Farmworkers.
Good job on standing up for agricultural workers, if you get a chance you might want to cover the labor issues at the Darigold farms.

Anyone in Seattle who cares about workers, should be buying Tillamook dairy.
May 23 Merchant Seaman commented on Anti-Cycletrack NIMBYs Flood Public Meeting in Matching Shirts.
@45: So you will not care if the cycle track is not built then?
I mean if its such a minor issue.

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