commented on Surprise: Governor Inslee Calls Special Legislative Session After Lawmakers Fail to Pass Budget
It seems every reporter has made the same mistake, now including Goldy: The legislature passed the regular 2-year transportation budget. It is largely status quo and noncontroversial. They have not passed a proposed separate 12-year transportation revenue package, which would increase the gas tax by 10 cents and fund a bunch of new stuff and is quite controversial. They will discuss the latter during the special session.
commented on Suspect Allegedly Pulls Gun on Hired Driver, Hired Driver Pulls Legally Concealed Gun on Suspect, Gun Fight Ensues
@2 You're assuming Powell's gun saved his life. Actually, it seemed to have nearly killed him by starting a gun fight. Though we can never say precisely what would have happened had things been done differently, it is more likely that Powell would have been uninjured (albeit, out a few bucks) had he not pulled (or not carried) a gun. The all-guns-all-the-time crowd likes to pretend that guns make everything better, but they more frequently make things worse (and that's not even counting the accidental shootings).
commented on Teabagger Wisdom for Children
The thing I find most weirdly impressive about the mentality of teabagger deficit-obsessives like this is their ability to say things like "devoured $15 Trillion" without ever for a moment asking where that money went, who paid it, who benefited from it, and who made those decisions, so as to avoid any uncomfortable answers. Amazing mental "flexibility".
commented on Who Should Be Mayor?
With 835 votes so far, I think that's a pretty reasonable prediction of the actual election. If so, then congratulations, Mayor Murray.