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Jun 15 Swearengen commented on What We Find in Gay Bars and Queer Clubs.
dan ive trolled you via email a half dozen times over the years and you've told me to fuck off several times (in as many words). the sad thing is, i bet we agree with each other about 99% of things, i just hate how you have always felt like a bully to me. two wrongs not making a right and such.

i've attacked you to friends for never writing anything significant in the stranger (which was true the last time i looked through everything you had written for the stranger, not slog, several years ago), yet i knew from your near universal staff benevolence that you were probably a rock star employee.

all of this is to say i think this piece is slowly turning my thoughts around on you. idk if you care, but this is me telling you that.

i want to specifically stress my negative feelings towards you has nothing to do with homosexuality. although i am the most boring cis white male on the (overpriced) block, my first roommate and then-best friend is gay, blah blah blah.
Dec 17, 2015 Swearengen commented on No, Seattle Times, The Flavr Blue Lead Singer Hollis Wong-Wear Is Not "Macklemore's Sidekick".
time to dust off ih8gawker@thestranger.com
Jul 28, 2015 Swearengen commented on Seattle Police Officer Cynthia Whitlatch Should Be Fired, Says Misconduct Investigator.
""There is no evidence that he [Wingate] didn't swing the golf club at her at 11th and Pike," Smith said." -- this guy is a hugely important SPD officer and he says inane shit like that? I hope the SPD doesn't wonder why they have an image problem.
Jul 17, 2015 Swearengen commented on New Plan for the Weekend: 10 Hours of the Grateful Dead Playing "Dark Star" in 1972.
Keith and Donna left the band in 1979, and the Dead didn't play Dark Star from 1981-1989, when it made a triumphant return at the Hampton Coliseum.
Feb 18, 2015 Swearengen commented on Seattle Police Union President to Cops: Get With the Times or Get Out of This City.
If he is genuine, and it sounds like he is, this is very refreshing to hear from the SPOG/SPD.
Jan 12, 2015 Swearengen commented on Rick Santorum Thinks He's Gonna Be President.
grow up
Dec 26, 2014 Swearengen commented on What I Learned from Walking Around Lake Washington in Two Days.
I have struggled for years to adequately explain to people why I couldn't handle working on the east side and switched jobs almost solely to get to downtown Seattle. Thanks mostly to Mudede, but echoed in this post, I finally am able to explain car-orientated neighborhoods to people-orientated neighborhoods. That is an easy to understand and effective way of explaining the difference, and I find myself applying the dichotomy to a lot of local civics themed thoughts.
Dec 1, 2014 Swearengen commented on The Walking Dead Chitty-Chat Club: Worst Rescue Plan EVER!.
Point #5: what I got from that subplot was realizing you hated Dawn's personality, but agreed with her ideals (ie: of not running a force that pushes around old people and rapes the help). So you end up being forced to at least respect her (ie: what she was saying in the dialog).