Mahtli69
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Strangercrombie Donor 2010
Ballard
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Mar 25 Mahtli69 commented on Sound Transit Unveils $50 Billion Light Rail Package Including Lines to Ballard and West Seattle.
Ballard needs light rail yesterday. Fuck the suburbs.
Mar 23 Mahtli69 commented on New Column!.
Too soon
Feb 11 Mahtli69 commented on UPDATED: Oregon Standoff Ends As Final Occupier Surrenders.
Hopefully the occupiers had the decency to separate the used dildos from the unused ones.
Feb 11 Mahtli69 commented on Morning News: Seattle Is a City of Bad Drivers, Man Slashed in University District Starbucks.
@23 Further confusing this is the Seattle PD ... Per their spokesman, Sean Whitcomb:
"Here in Seattle, traffic circles are specifically for slowing people down in residential neighborhoods. They're not to regulate traffic. Otherwise, there would be signage directing you to stay to the right," he says.

Which is not what the state law says. Nor it it part of the Seattle municipal code.
Feb 11 Mahtli69 commented on Morning News: Seattle Is a City of Bad Drivers, Man Slashed in University District Starbucks.
@19 - I think there are some things particular to WA driving that I just haven't seen in other areas of the country ... Refusal to use turn signals, driving slow in the passing lane, not knowing the difference between a yield and a merge, and the whole 4-way stop ineptitude/passive-aggressiveness. If anything, I think the influx of other drivers has improved things somewhat (that is, when traffic is actually moving).
Feb 10 Mahtli69 commented on A "Proud" NIMBY Sent Us an Unhinged Letter About Heidi’s Homelessness Reporting.
I live in Ballard and confirm that Nextdoor is a reactionary cesspool. One recent poll there supported a recall of Mike O'Brian by a 3:1 margin (yes, 3 months after he won in a landslide), so that gives you an idea of the active demographic there compared to the population at large.

I haven't seen the racial stuff that is prevalent in other cities, but I suspect that is due to a lack of minorities to profile in N. Seattle. Not that some people there aren't self-congratulatory about but the apparent racial harmony, but this makes about as much sense as someone from Kansas being proud of the lack of shark attacks.
Jan 8 Mahtli69 commented on Last Night in Magnolia, Mike O'Brien Got Shouted at for Suggesting It's Wrong to Punish People for Being Homeless.
@85 The crime rate hasn't changed much here in 10-15 years. it's 2-3x lower than it was in the early 90's. If someone thinks the city has changed much in 8 years, the only explanation is that they were completely unaware of the crime around them at the time.
Jan 7 Mahtli69 commented on Last Night in Magnolia, Mike O'Brien Got Shouted at for Suggesting It's Wrong to Punish People for Being Homeless.
The biggest problem with the complaint about rising property crime is that it is bullshit. Look at the city crime stats, including in Ballard, Magnolia, etc. It is the same as it's been for years. I am convinced that neighborhood websites like Nextdoor have simply made people aware of crimes that have been going on forever. What was once awareness of our immediate surroundings and people we know has quickly become awareness of several square miles with thousands of people, and it is making people lose their fucking minds.
Dec 2, 2015 Mahtli69 commented on New Column!.
What would Jesus brew?
Dec 1, 2015 Mahtli69 commented on Republican Candidates, Emboldened by Trump, Are Telling Bigger Fibs than Ever.
Chris Christie is the sensible one? I'm confused.