commented on Seattle, You Should Be Better Than This
What amazing speculation and generalization in these comments! How ever do these people manage to leave their lofty palaces and commune with the plebs, I guess I’ll never know.
commented on You Don't Know Either, Amanda Palmer
Amanda Palmer is Westboro Baptist: no matter how many times or how much people are beseeched to pay no mind, someone always manages to throw a little publicity their way.
Fuck her and her insufferable eyebrows.
commented on The War on Cabs
December 9, 2012: my soon-to-be husband and I were getting married at City Hall. I called Yellow Taxi for a cab because I didn't want to deal with parking hassles. We received the automated call that our cab was waiting outside, so we made our way to the street. The cab driver saw us, two men dressed in suits, and drove off. Thank goodness we had a car that we could jump into, otherwise we would have been late to our own wedding. Yellow Cab didn't give two shits.
The irony of Seattle cab drivers crying for equal treatment is palpable.
commented on The Story of How I Was Detained and Almost Arrested This Afternoon
This writing is not your best work, Dominic. Aside from a misleading title (page click incentive?) your post reads like it was hastily written with a lack of focus.
An earnest question: why didn’t you identify yourself sooner as a writer – not reporter – for The Stranger? “Immediately” asking a string of questions regarding personal information without identifying yourself first would surely set off anyone.
The hyperbole of your situation is a bit of hack writing, or at least heavy-handed for a writer such as yourself. You can do better, Dominic, so be better.
commented on Someone Who Just Moved Here Tells Us About Seattle
I live in the CD and I make eye contact with people of color every day. We even take turns speaking with each other! It’s true! I will say, “Hello,” the person of color will respond in kind, and then we go about our lives. In fact, the only times I find myself surrounded by white folks is when I vicariously through other white folk such as Estlin who paint with such broad strokes as to completely whitewash a city full of people from every race, color, and creed.