commented on Last Night in Magnolia, Mike O'Brien Got Shouted at for Suggesting It's Wrong to Punish People for Being Homeless
Whoa! I live in Magnolia. I do really. And I can tell you that this shouty loud contingent (that I'm sure has been written about so unbiased by The Stranger) doesn't represent the community as a whole. When the Interbay Tent City opened a couple of months ago many of us from the Magnolia Community went down to welcome them, to bring food, blankets, tents, tarps. Calls for these things went out through our local BN FB group and people stepped up. Sounds like there were some scared (not so nice) people at this meeting. But don't lump us all into the same category. The shitty and the kind can be found most everywhere.
Jul 23, 2013
commented on "The shots were so close, I ran out to see what was going on."
A friend of mine took a bad tumble down the Harbor Steps last week and no one even broke stride to help her up. Nice to know there ARE people who look out for others in this world, whose first instinct is to get involved, not hide. Lucky to have people like Brandon in our community.
Jul 10, 2013
commented on The Great Ballard Ice Cream Battle
Full Tilt is the Ice Cream of my youth, super sweet, crazy flavors and colors, though the Ube is nothing my kid self would ever try (you missed out kid!). Molly Moon's Salted Caramel is my hands down most favorite ice cream in the universe, but it must must be eaten with something else to cut the salty. Oddly most of the their other flavors don't do it for me...except for Baracky Road which was A-Mazing...and seasonal :-(
Jun 2, 2011
commented on WA Leads Nation in Stupid Fucking Anti-Vaccine Hippie Child-Killers
@37, I think you hit the nail on the head, there was supposed evidence that was being tauted regarding the harmful effects of the composition and number of vaccines given to our children. That people became fearful, is not surprising. Now new data debunks those "studies" and prove once again the safety of these vaccines.
What I really dislike is how easily people are so mean and nasty to parents who were doing their best to understand what is the right thing to do for their children. It is a scary thought that something supposedly safe could cause developmental issues and given the information they were being given, why wouldn't any self respecting parent seek to protect?
And lets face it, it wouldn't be the first time that the medical could be wrong about something...you know like that deviant behavior known as homo-sexuality or how fantastic it is to prescribe antibiotics as much as humanly possible or what a wonderful drug thalidomide is?
It is pretty clear that the studies were bogus, and that is criminal. But a modicum of compassion is due here people. Cut these parents some slack.