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8:24 AM yesterday Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on "Talking Stamps" From the Kingdom of Bhutan.
Belgium did the same thing with 8-tracks in '73.
Aug 13 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on You'll Never Guess Who's Joining the "Legal Fight Against Seattle's Minimum Wage".
If they believed any of their own rhetoric, they'd let Seattle be a cautionary tale for the rest of the world, scotching any other minimum wage increases lest they become smoking crater of economic stagnation like Seattle.

But they know Seattle will go on quite well after $15/hour becomes the norm, and then every other city will want to follow. That's what they fear. It's actually the same fear the rich have of health care reform: they know it works.
Aug 13 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Mayor's Office and SDOT "Dropped" Plan for Seattle Bike Infrastructure, Missed Council Deadline.
The Ed Murray administration, ladies and gentlemen. Our new, professionalized, fully funded, adult-supervised city executive. Way better than McGinn and his office full of underpaid interns who didn't know how to make the machinery of governemnt work, am I right?
Aug 11 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on A Book for White Kids: "My Parents Open Carry".
Oh thank God. When I first heard of this title I pictured it looking creepy. Dodged a bullet there.

I love how they managed to combine masterful book design with everyone seeming so calm and at ease, none of that stiff, cult-like intensity and crazy eyed stares you'd have thought a kids gun book might have.
Aug 11 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Lunchtime Quickie: "Couple Falls to Their Death Taking a Selfie".
Fuck you, ghouls. You are not a superior being to everyone who ever had a bad break. You're just luckier. So far. I can tell from here, just by your arrogant lack of self-awareness, that you've taken at least as many "stupid" risks as anyone who ever got killed doing something that you think makes them unfit to live.

Some day you'll get yours and you won't have to eat a bite of crow because you always posted your snotty remarks anonymously like the fucking coward you are.

Rest in peace. Respect.
Aug 11 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Amazon Continues to Be a Hot Mess.
@6

When an impartial observer says "I think the Mets are going to lose this game", they're not saying the Mets are "oppressed victims." They're just saying, relative to the team that's running circles around them, they suck balls. They're blowing it. Because they're suckng so badly. It doesn't even mean you have any particular love for the team that's kicking the Mets' ass. It's just observing a fact about a thing.

I'm not saying Paul Constant isn't barking mad on the subject of Amazon. He is. He's like that guy Khan at the end of that movie when he blew up that thing and killed Spock? Or whatever? He is an Amazon hater, no doubt. But people besides Paul have also noted that Amazon is acting like the Mets here, and Amazon is supposed to know what they're doing. They're supposed to be bringing their A game.

Aug 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Anti-$15 Franchise Association Has Such a Good Case They Quote Dave Meinert's Facebook Page in Legal Documents.
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Since Washington already has the highest minimum wage in the nation, your theory ought to hold compared to other states. We ought to have a high unemployment rate than lower wage states, since various retirees and other people of leisure will push young, low-skill workers into unemployment. Any evidence of that? At all?

(Spoiler alert: No. Washington has a very low unemployment rate. A high minimum wage has not done any of the things predicted by whatever free market theory spews out these scenarios.)
Aug 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Anti-$15 Franchise Association Has Such a Good Case They Quote Dave Meinert's Facebook Page in Legal Documents.
Arbitrary cutouts were the concession that business demanded from Murray to get this thing to pass. Now they're back arguing that arbitrary cutouts are arbitrary. No shit?

Solution? The original $15/hr across the board minimum wage, no exceptions. Put the charter amendment to a vote in 2016. Treat all businesses equally. Because all workers should be treated equally.
Aug 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Could This Help Seattle Understand How Traffic on an Escalator Works?.
I'm Andy Rooney.

You know what really ticks me off? The way people ride escalators. It seems I can't take one trip up or down an escalator without finding a person standing in my way. Don't they know the rule? Stand on the left and walk on the right.

And another thing. Have you driven up I-90 lately? Everyone is driving 60 miles per hour in the left lane. There's more cars crowded on the left than the right! What's the world coming to? I fought in World War II. And this is what our country turns into?

I'm Andy Rooney, and I'm cranky this morning. Thank you.
Aug 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on We're Dropping Bombs on Iraq.
Andrew Sullivan is the guy who said you were a traitor if you didn't believe there were WMDs. Now we're listening to him?
 
 

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