Catalina Vel-DuRay
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Beacon Hill Housewife and municipal career gal Born and raised in the rolling hills of… more »

Catalina Vel-DuRay is finally back up north.
Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn dear, I have a problem with it because it's the same street theatre every year. It's as predictable as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, but much more ineffectual and not nearly as entertaining (which is not saying much).

If you want to get to "Ozzie and Harriet and Junior", get off your high horse and head out of downtown (which, believe it or not, is largely comprise of allies) or are you afraid of what's outside your bubble? This election should have proven to even the most hardcore purity test liberal that we need to get out there and maybe even try to listen. This isn't listening and this isn't reaching out. At best, it's just reaching around.
Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
GermanSausage dear, you don't find many door buster sales in downtown Seattle. The "Dicks" you are referring to are mostly at Wal-Mart and Target or out at some mall. And you'll notice that these protesters don't go anywhere near malls or big box stores, because that would mean some real confrontation, probably with the people they say they speak for, not just street theatre.

But of course it won't be a real old-timey downtown Seattle protest until the anarchists arrive.....
Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
People go out the day after Thanksgiving not only to shop but to get out of the house. They like to take the kid to the Santa window at the store previously known as Frederick & Nelson. They want to go down to the market and see people throw things. They want to see the light on the Bon turned on. It's all just dumb touristy stuff that the "activists" want to make them feel bad about, but they won't. They'll just be annoyed.
Nov 25 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Live Updates from #BlackLivesMatter Protest in Downtown Seattle.
I agree with Our Dear Raindrop. This is just Seattle style political masturbation.
Nov 22 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Donald Trump Is Still Squeezing Out Pouty Tweets Between Cabinet Appointments.
Raindrop dear, the tradition of a curtain speech is almost as old as the theatre itself. I thought the speech was very nice, patriotic schmaltz. If you need to find fault, I'd look to the audience (although I personally had no problem with their reaction, either)
Nov 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Donald Trump Is Still Squeezing Out Pouty Tweets Between Cabinet Appointments.
I would like to ask, in a sincerely non-partisan way, if anyone else thinks there's something wrong with Kellyanne Conway. She looks to me like she's had a stroke or something. Her face seems unbalanced.
Nov 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Hillary Clinton Is Everything We Have Been Taught Women Should Not Be.
Commentor ComItatus dear, if you are referring to the popular vote, it may not "matter" in terms of the elections, but it really does bring home the point that we need to get rid of the electoral college, don't you think?
Nov 21 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on Hillary Clinton Is Everything We Have Been Taught Women Should Not Be.
I think the biggest problem wasn't with Hillary Clinton herself, but the cartoonish parody of her that has been created by right wing media. It bled into the mainstream, with even people on the left buying into it, to a certain extent.

But as Our Dear Not Good Red Herring Either points out, she did get more votes than Trump - by the time everything is tallied, it looks like she will get about two million votes more than he did. It's just that pesky electoral college system.
Nov 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on "Mike Pence" Makes 46,000 Donations to Planned Parenthood.
gandolf, etc: You're maudlin and full of self-pity. You're magnificent.
Nov 20 Catalina Vel-DuRay commented on "Mike Pence" Makes 46,000 Donations to Planned Parenthood.
Raindrop dear, don't be silly - zygotes can't self-abort. That's the decision of the woman. I think maybe if we offered incentives: Toasters, electric blankets, color TV's, Side-by-Side refrigerators - things like that - we could entice them.