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Sep 19, 2013 TJ commented on Sally J. Clark to Gay Russian Teenagers: Drop Dead.
There's a lot of supposition. And here say in this piece. Where's a quote from Clark?
Sep 14, 2013 TJ commented on Slog Poll: How Ugly Is This Building?.
I don't think you mean modern. In architecture, modern is a specific style, generally from a specific period. Here's the definition: "Modern architecture is generally characterized by simplification of form and an absence of applied decoration."
It likely would belong to the post-modern style, but I think the word you were looking for was contemporary.
Aug 19, 2013 TJ commented on Murray Counters McGinn's Symbolic Gesture with Even Larger Symbolic Gesture.
If by successful, you mean an open-air gun market on the nearby streets, with no background checks, then sure, it was successful.
Aug 9, 2013 TJ commented on McGinn vs Murray: A Classic Battle Between a Progressive and a Liberal.
Godly - the DLC members eschewed the term "liberal" in favor of the label "progressive," using pretty much the opposite of your definitions. Clinton, Lieberman, et al were all for relaxing both taxes and regulations on businesses.
Aug 8, 2013 TJ commented on Dominic's Big Break: Holden Interviewed by KOMO Reporter About his Altercation with Police.
No matter the results of the investigation, if they face any sort of sanction, expect their guilds to appeal and fight it.
Aug 6, 2013 TJ commented on Omigod, Omigod, Omigod, They're Finally Building My Playground!.
And how nice that the glass museum pays minimum wage on public land.
Aug 5, 2013 TJ commented on KIRO Tells Cabbies: "Take a Shower.".
Sorry for the miscommunication, Dom. By "you," I meant the Slog writers generally, and not necessarily you specifically. While some stories on the Slog have pointed out how well these ride-share programs work, the overall tone comes across as hostile to this new development, including bolding quotes by Sawant and O'Brien (who you, the SECB, endorsed) that are anti-ride-share.
From my discussions with UBERX drivers, the majority are current and former taxi drivers (including from East Africa) that enjoy the freedom and extra money that they get by working as freelancers.
You're right to call out KIRO, but what do you expect from them? But you should also call out O'Brien and Sawant for being so anti-progressive (on this issue, at least).
Aug 5, 2013 TJ commented on KIRO Tells Cabbies: "Take a Shower.".
I don't quite understand your hostility to ride-sharing. Having moved from Seattle to Chicago recently, we got rid of our car and in addition to public transportation, regularly use cabs and car-sharing. We've never had any problems with Uber or UberX. In fact, at times, it's the smarter choice to go with Uber or UberX.
Should Seattle laws be updated to regulate them? Sure. But I would suggest you try them out before bashing these services.
Aug 2, 2013 TJ commented on Eight Arrested Outside Downtown Seattle McDonald's as Fast Food Strike Gains Momentum.
So.... McGinn's boys in blue are arresting people trying to: 1) recover owed wages, and 2) fight for a living wage? I thought you said he was committed to ensuring living wages in Seattle. What gives? Have you asked him why he's allowing this?
Jul 30, 2013 TJ commented on Women Had Better Sex Under Communism.
Yea, I bet those North Koreans are just having a great orgy. That is, when they can find enough grass and bark to eat.
 

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