ScrawnyKayaker
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Apr 14 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Guest Editorial.
Apr 14 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Want to Relax? Don't Let Them Talk You Into High-THC Weed.
My hands are naturally a bit shaky. Not wild tremors, but enough to be a little annoying at times. Any suggestions from the weed world for a motor-neuron-calming effect?
Apr 14 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Want to Relax? Don't Let Them Talk You Into High-THC Weed.
@4 It should be. Buying weed solely on high THC content sounds as dumb as going into the beer store and saying "I'd like your strongest malt liquor!"
Apr 7 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Have an Opinion About Bernie Sanders? Or Hillary Clinton? Or Donald Trump? Just Shut Up..
@16 Literal LOL. The Ted Cruz part, that is.
Apr 7 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Have an Opinion About Bernie Sanders? Or Hillary Clinton? Or Donald Trump? Just Shut Up..
People put Andrew Sullivan in their movies? Good FSM, I've got to get out less!
Apr 5 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Five Ways to Make Sound Transit 3 Better Before Sending it to Voters.
...latte they picked up in THE LOGGIA.
Apr 5 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Five Ways to Make Sound Transit 3 Better Before Sending it to Voters.
@16, 18 Those aren't truly mutually exclusive. You *could* have parking and an urban village, too, if you just don't put the parking right on top of the damned station: Put the station, say, 3-4 blocks both south and east of the I-5 exit. Put the parking garage east of the exit and due north of the station. Connect parking and station with a narrow pedestrian mall, partially roofed against rain and with half-block long moving sidewalks, like we put in airports when (the horror!) we force people to walk a couple hundred yards. Then the fat-asses come out of the south side of the garage, walk/slide 2 blocks south THROUGH the dense urban village, and arrive at the station with a fresh latte they picked up in, while the condo-dwellers live on the block atop the station, the blocks adjacent to that, AND the blocks adjacent to those. And on Saturday, those condo-dwellers don't have to fight their way through 40 extra minutes of traffic out of Ballard to go hiking. Everybody's a winner!

How this fits with putting the Lynnwood transit center at the fucking hell of the mall, I don't know...
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Apr 4 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Five Ways to Make Sound Transit 3 Better Before Sending it to Voters.
@17 "Sound Transit needs to provide an alternate "best-case scenario" timeline alongside their existing conservative one."

Eh, the cat's out of the bag now. If they'd originally done that and said, "no more than 15 to 22 years to Ballard, tops, depending on the breaks,"that might have been successful at getting people to focus on the optimistic end of the scale, not the number they don't like. But after saying, "this is what we really think it's going to take," and then they come back, "Oh, what, you hate that? Sorry, here's an answer we hope you like better," I'm going to find it hard to believe they aren't just spinning in desperation.
Apr 3 ScrawnyKayaker commented on Governor Turns His Back on the Democratic Party, Won't Kill Charter Schools Bill.
@19 It's a little out of date, and it's a lot, but you might try reading this:
http://saveseattleschools.blogspot.com/2…
and other charter links in their frame.

tl;dr Charter success is cherry-picking.

Admittedly, given SPS upper management's long-standing program to degrade both Special Ed and Spectrum/APP in favor of impossible-to-deliver "differentiated" instruction in single classrooms, I'm close to saying "fuck you" and supporting charters, but at very least, that should happen AFTER McCleary is complied with.