Dec 7, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Bands I Pretended to Like for Boys. Part Two: The Doors.
@4 Good catch. There is a story in that song that Kathleen is missing. It's not a groundbreaking observation, but, then again, Jim Morrison was "the stupidest motherfucker I have ever met" according to David Crosby. Amazing voice, little clue how to live life. Listen to the Doors for the music - ignore the lyrics.
Dec 7, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Dan Savage's Open Letter to Paul Allen on Lidding I-5, Righting a Wrong, and Leaving a Legacy.
The most ridiculous thing about the defeat of the Seattle Commons initiative was that the Seattle Center was already too small for things like Folk Life, Bite of Seattle and Bumbershoot in the mid 1990's. If the weather was nice, you could count on being shoulder-to-shoulder every minute you were there. Forget about trying to use a restroom. Unfortunately, the people who attend those events just don't vote in the same numbers as the NIMBY's who have long dominated Seattle politics. The last time we actually voted sensibly for the future was Forward Thrust, and that led to the WPPSS scam. Things like Sound Transit have faced a major uphill battle ever since.
Nov 29, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Seattle Police Steadily Increasing Diversity of Force With New Hires.
None of this is going to matter once Attorney General Sessions removes federal oversight on the SPD. They will then be free to trample civil & constitutional rights as never before.
Nov 20, 2016 Sir Vic commented on WA Congressman Adam Smith Calls Out Trump for Nominating "Documented Racist" to His Cabinet.
@7 Actually, he'll come after both. Sucks to be a "patient" who got their MMJ card in the past decade. Those lists will be leaked, and you can bet there will be harassment & intimidation similar to what is seen with Planned Parenthood. Sessions will be more than happy to lead a Green Scare on behalf of the pharmaceutical, tobacco and alcohol industries.
Oct 12, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Scott Baio: What Men Say In Locker Rooms Is What Women Say During Brunch.
@23 The most important thing you need to know about Scott Baio is that he is always featured in those listicles titled "You Won't Believe How Many Women This Man Has Slept With!". He is generally 'credited' with around 3k, sometimes more. The famous story around Hollywood is that Hef had someone tell him to "take a break" from the Playboy Mansion, at least until they got some new girls. Regardless of your opinion of this kind of behavior, there is no question that Scott Baio's experience with women is an extreme outlier and can be disregarded.
Sep 30, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Maybe Gary Johnson Just Needs Some Easier Questions?.
To be fair, there are a LOT of shitty world leaders right now. If you're not a liberal/progressive type, Justin Trudeau is probably not your cup of tea. Merkel has pissed off a lot of people with her handling of the Syrian refugee crisis and EU debt relief. Great Britain just got a new PM, so no record to speak of. Netanyahu is a warmonger, Latin American "democracies" lurch from one kleptocrat to another, and African nations are largely run by despots & idiots. Former Soviet republics are mostly run by autocrats, as are Arab nations. Shinzo Abe is a nationalist that appears to be trying to revive Japanese militarism.
I think a lot of Americans would have trouble naming a world leader they "admire".
Sep 14, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Former Stranger Writer Dominic Holden Wins National Journalism Award.
Well deserved. Congratulations Dom!
Aug 30, 2016 Sir Vic commented on The Clinton Campaign Is Courting the Christian Left, Which Hasn't Really Existed Since Reagan.
The cynical back-stabbing of Jimmy Carter by Falwell, Graham and Robertson at the behest of Reagan's cronies is one of the more disgusting episodes of US electoral politics. Carter is by almost any measure the most Christian man to be POTUS in the 20th century. Reagan only visited a church for photo ops, and his "denomination" doesn't really exist in America. (Where is the Dutch Reformed church in your town?)
The Fundamentalist movement was co-opted by such quixotic dreams of ending abortion and restoring mandatory school prayer, goals that are by their nature oppressive. When bible-humpers talk about "religious freedom", they really mean "freedom to oppress". Of course, you really couldn't expect that crowd to act honestly, as their entire worldview is based on a childish belief in magic. There is always a magic explanation that makes them right every time.
Aug 24, 2016 Sir Vic commented on Americans May Not Be As Open To Mixed-Race Couples As They Think, UW Study Says.
This culturally based resistance to togetherness is just another reason to leave the Old World behind. We left the Old World for a reason, and it probably wasn't good!
Aug 18, 2016 Sir Vic commented on There's a Horrifying Statue of Donald Trump in Capitol Hill.
The hands are a little too big, but everything else seems accurate. Hurrah for art!