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May 16 herrbrahms commented on Eight Months After Opening, Plantation Design Furniture Store Still Riling Seattle Activists.
"Marin continued: 'To them, calling their store Plantation is like calling their brand Pepsi or Coca-Cola. I think that really speaks to privilege and entitlement..' "

Natasha, your butthurt tone is why your side is *losing* this debate.
Apr 28 herrbrahms commented on Three Days Before May Day, FBI Arrests Protester from Last Year's Anti-Capitalist March.
"Investigators say Floyd made Molotov cocktails from green Heineken beer bottles, an "unknown flammable liquid," tampons, and strips of white cloth. He allegedly brought the homemade projectiles to last year’s May Day march, and around 7:30 pm near 4th Avenue South and South Seattle Boulevard, threw one at an officer."

Fuck him then. Have fun in Federal prison, bitch.
Apr 21 herrbrahms commented on Meet the Man Who Could Turn Eastern Washington Blue.
There are two fundamental reasons that Stuckart has no chance in Eastern Washington:

1. He supports gun control measures that would enable the government to prohibit purchases simply by putting you on a terrorist watch list. This is a violation of the 5A due process guarantee.
2. He supports amnesty for illegal aliens, while the citizens of that area want them booted out of the country.
Apr 17 herrbrahms commented on Is North Korea Going to Bomb Seattle?.
North Korea would be doing well to launch a missile capable of striking Japan. The west coast of the US is far beyond their technical capabilities.
Apr 14 herrbrahms commented on "I'm Not Lying": One of Mayor Murray's Alleged Victims Tells His Story.
Also, it's a bunch of crap that the Stranger removed comments from the mayor's editorial itself.
Apr 14 herrbrahms commented on "I'm Not Lying": One of Mayor Murray's Alleged Victims Tells His Story.
Dear Mayor Murray,

When multiple people independently accuse you of the same illegal act, with no prior knowledge of the others' accusations, it sure looks as though you're guilty.

You can tarnish the reputations of your accusers all you want. You can claim that the motivations are political all you want. You can invoke a vast right wing conspiracy all you want. It doesn't add up. I saw an interview with Jeff Simpson on KIRO last night, and he has more credibility than you do.

It is time for you to resign for the good of the city.
Apr 12 herrbrahms commented on Everything You Need To Know About the Two Massive Tax Marches Planned for This Weekend.
What's sad is that we terribly need state tax reform to make it more progressive, but the rapacious Democrats all throughout state, county, and local government have lost credibility with the public by larding tax after regressive tax on their constituents.

We have no reason to trust that if a progressive income tax were instituted and the sales tax slashed, that these same officials (looking directly at you, Dow Constantine) wouldn't immediately come back and start reraising the sales tax step by step until it was right back where it was before.
Apr 4 herrbrahms commented on The Morning News: Seattle's Traffic Is So Bad, It Has Finally Broken the Mind of Its Favorite Weatherperson, Cliff Mass.
@52 "~80K per (parking) spot, on average, for 1-4 daily commuters."

And how many hundred million does the system cost per track mile, again? Parking is a critical piece of the infrastructure. If you only want people living carless in urban villages to have full use of the system, why don't you just say so?

"There will always be people who'll willingly subject themselves to miserable traffic because they're too good to use a bus..."

It isn't because she's 'too good to use a bus,' as you snootily proclaim. It's that 1. parking is too hard to find at the transit center, and 2. the bus is already chock full by the time it gets to her stop.

Finally, "of our ~70K+ daily riders, only a tiny fraction are P&Rers."

What an amazing insight. When you don't build enough parking, you don't attract many P&Rers. Apparently you like it that way.
Apr 4 herrbrahms commented on The Morning News: Seattle's Traffic Is So Bad, It Has Finally Broken the Mind of Its Favorite Weatherperson, Cliff Mass.
I have to say that it's amazing to see so-called transit advocates pooh poohing ample parking at light rail stations. I for one thought that the idea behind light rail was to collect huge ridership on a train, then move that traffic efficiently through the city, opening up space on the road grid. It's Big Transit for Big Routes.

Cars will serve the last mile in this city until our isthmus resembles Manhattan with its skyscrapers -- and that's never happening. Most people are not going to willingly walk a half mile in the rain to catch a bus that goes 2 miles to the light rail station, where they have to transfer in order to get downtown. People WILL drive their cars the 2.5 miles to the light rail station, walk 1/8 mile from their car to the platform, and go directly to their destination.

We live in Shoreline and my partner works in a tower right next to the University St. station. It'll be great once the 185th station opens and she can take the train straight to town. But if she can't find a place to park at the station once it opens, you know what she's going to do? She's going to continue driving and parking downtown, just like she does today because there's insufficient parking at Northgate P&R and the 41 is packed like sardines for the commute.

If you want transit to succeed in this city, then enable it to succeed. Make it easy and convenient. Imposing ridiculous purity tests and hating on cars is counterproductive, and half of you people should be ashamed for taking that position.
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Apr 4 herrbrahms commented on The Morning News: Seattle's Traffic Is So Bad, It Has Finally Broken the Mind of Its Favorite Weatherperson, Cliff Mass.
"How long will the Stranger allow him to inappropriately follow a journalism of name calling and put downs?"

Dr. Mass, that's precisely what the Stranger expects him to do.