commented on Impeaching Obama Is Not a Real Thing
@4: "Emo-prog" is mushy centrist bullshit and represents no actual people. It has all the depth of a golf divot and i's as empty as the right calling Obama a socialist.
BUT OH BURRRRRRRRRN, YOU GOT THOSE NON-EXISTENT CARICATURES! You go!
commented on Neighbors Want Smoking and Dogs Banned in Parks Popular With "Young Thugs"
See, my only direct complaint is folks who smoke in bus shelters or in the doorway to the bus tunnel (like, ahem, the long escalator at 3rd and James, AHEM HINT HINT SOUND TRANSIT COPS). Otherwise, sure, they're a boisterous lot but having the cops push them around isn't going to make it better. And actually, it usually makes things worse.
You know why the cops copped an attitude to Dom? Because they're basically told to do whatever it takes to keep the peace in Downtown for a specific class of people. Challenging their judgement or documenting their activities is a challenge to them, and when the DSA, Chamber, Royer and the downtown establishment are basically enlisting you as their private security force, someone like Dominic is a threat. And when profiling starts it's really hard to make it stop.
commented on Ed Murray: "I Am Not Running to Be a Progressive Mayor of Seattle"
Murray is a moderate, at best. His pro-business inclinations are nothing new and there's nothing specifically liberal about pro-equality leanings if Senator Portman and Dick Cheney can support it. Sure, it was the decent and historically necessary thing to do to pass that bill, but it doesn't automatically make him a liberal, nor do his play it safe antics that require him to only vote for progressive measures when they can't pass and to press on more moderate measures that can pass.
Also, let's all recall that in his DSA questionnaire Murray suggests openly that he'd like progressive measures to slow down and for business to be at the table via more economic studies.
The key to the word progressive is "progress". Let's not vote for the exact opposite.