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Enigma is sorta working.
Dec 19, 2014 Enigma commented on City Leaders Will Consider Whether We Need a New Seattle Police Intelligence Auditor.
This is a great example of what good investigative journalism can accomplish.
Dec 18, 2014 Enigma commented on "Thanks for Proving Rick Santorum Right".
Woe unto those that would celebrate their love for each other with lifelong commitment of companionship and support, without making it clear that that love is predicated upon a willingness to bump genitals at least once.
Sex=Marriage! It's in the Bible!
Dec 4, 2014 Enigma commented on Public Defender Association Exploring Whether SPD Has Violated Protester Rights.
Did anyone getting arrested celebrating right after the Super Bowl? Did anyone that broke the structure in Pioneer Square get in trouble?
No one requested permits for the roving bands of celebrants after the Super Bowl or after electoral victories for Obama and marriage equality.
So police are happy to stand aside and make sure people demonstrating for happy things are protected, but angry people demonstrating for changes to the system need to be control?
Nov 18, 2014 Enigma commented on This Is What Happens When the Left Takes Over the City Budget.
@6 Your ignorance in this comment shows your knee-jerk reaction to concepts you have no actual knowledge of and the ax you want to grind against people who think differently than you.

Those tampons you attempt to decry are safer and just as effective as the bleached poison that is sold at grocery stores. Toxic Shock Syndrome is a serious issue that kills women every year. Not to mention the studies that have been done that show super absorbent tampons actually can cause tears in vaginal canal, causing women to bleed more heavily, leading to the potential for iron deficiencies and greater risk to STIs.

If you don't have a vagina that bleeds 3-7+ days a month or haven't done actual research on the subject of menstruation, you have nothing to say on this matter. I've been using Jade and Pearls sponges for years and thanks for the link, I'm gonna share it again: http://jadeandpearl.com/sea-pearls-reusa…
Oct 13, 2014 Enigma commented on Seattle Bicycle Share Launched Today! Here's What You Need to Know..
I just used one and really enjoyed it.
After running some errands on North Broadway, I hopped on a bike from the Harrison and Broadway station, returning it to the station pictured above. The seat is easily adjustable, though the speeds are little low for my style, but it's so convenient I'll likely be using this every day to get to work.
Yeah for living on top of a Hill and working downtown.
Sep 10, 2014 Enigma commented on RIP, Slogger Rhett Oracle.
I remember chatting with him at various Slog Happy events and smiling the whole time. He was a delight and will be missed.
Sep 5, 2014 Enigma commented on LTE: Why I'm Wrong for Parlaying a Cyclist's Death Into a Piece About Underfunded Bike-Safety Projects.
Thank you, @28 for this: "And as an aside, the whole "what about people who can't ride?" aside is demonstrative of just how dumb, or possibly mendacious, your interlocutor is. Some people can't drive, either, for medical or financial reasons. No one has ever suggested that's a good reason we shouldn't build a safe infrastructure for those who can."

This is the absolute worst argument. Mainly because pedestrian improvements almost always come with improved bicycle infrastructure.
Any "improvements" to car infrastructure is generally made at the expense of all other forms of transportation- walking and transit among them.

Ms. Kung was a bike commuter and was likely looking forward to riding on a safer 2nd Ave. If the City Council hadn't dragged its feet for years trying to promote a mode of transportation on the decline, Dominic's article wouldn't be necessary and we'd still have a talented and progressive advocate for the LGBT community still with us.
Dominic's article is exactly the kind of advocacy we need to come out of tragedies like these and I hope Ms. Kung's family sees it as one honoring her senseless death.

Sep 4, 2014 Enigma commented on Another Seattle Restaurant Oldie Is Gone.
This might be the saddest I've ever been at a restaurant closing.
My dad used to take me here all the time in the 80s. The people behind the counter were the nicest and the regulars ran the gamut from delightfully weird to scary weird, but all wonderful in their own way.
When I moved back here in '01, I was so excited to see this place was still opened, it was the first place I splurged on a non-dorm prepared meal.
Jun 19, 2014 Enigma commented on "If America Laughs at This, America Is Beyond Redemption".
I saw this at SIFF and can't recommend it highly enough.
Jenny Slate is wonderful, the direction is great, and the supporting cast is great. It's about more than 'just abortion' and I'm planning a trip to see it again with a bunch of friends.
May 27, 2014 Enigma commented on Gimme Your Fucking Papa Smurf: 20 Photos from Seattle Folklife Festival.
@2 Thank you. I was tickled when I saw David the Gnome and his wife, Lisa the Gnome.
@3 Hat maybe, but Papa Smurf doesn't wear a shirt, so, no.