commented on Murray Pushes Progressive, Reform-Oriented Former Chief into "Retirement"
this is not a good move of the mayor, and Dominic is right to point it out. Murray hasn't yet transitioning well from the tar-pit of Olympia, but he's neither anti-progressive in his nature, nor a "fucking disaster for this city". there are levels of competence between god-level (which some of you unaccountably assigned to McGinn) and apocalypse incarnate. that is, hold fast to a bit of perspective and save up some of your precious hyperbole for if seattle really approaches some detroit or new-jersey behavior.
commented on Dispatch from the Bay Area
There is a periodic rejection and embrace of technology and technocrats ("nerds!", geeks, burn the witch! etc). they are the problem! (e.g. anti-intellectual right-wing, the GMO imbroglio) and then they are the solution (often Hollywood, mostly unsung during epidemics and similar crises). but the one constant to both states is that those evincing the emotion are displacing it from the proper target (typically economic forces)