Looking For a Better Read
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Looking For a Better Read is enjoying coffee and free wi-fi at Ladro in West Seattle.
Jun 6, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on Hillary Clinton Has Already Won the Democratic Nomination.
For the life of me, I just don't understand why Dan is such a huge shill for Hillary. I'm fine if he wants to favor her over Bernie, but the disdain he's shown for Sanders and his supporters is just . . . . disappointing.
May 31, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on Jerry Brown Does Math, Endorses Clinton.
Dan thinks Hillary will be a great president. Dan also thought invading Iraq was a great idea. I'll consider Dan's recommendations around proper fellatio technique or how to be a better straight advocate, but when it comes to political opinion, I'll look elsewhere.
May 25, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on 50 Places in Seattle That You're Taking for Granted.
Betraying my West Seattle bias here, but I worry about how long we'll have Husky Deli and Easy Street Records. Come visit both before it's too late . . . .
May 3, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on Seattle Repertory Theatre Takes Action after Stagehand Gets Caught Saying the N-Word.
@19 - one always has the right to be offended. That doesn't mean that it is right to take offense. I'm offended by all sorts of things people do around me, but I do not have the right to punish them for my sensitivities, particularly if they intended no harm as interpreted by a reasonable person.
May 3, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on Why Our City Should Embrace Passive Aggressiveness.
Option 1: write 435 words whining about what is for most an inadvertently inconsiderate oversight and observe no resolution.

Option 2: "Pardon me, would you please move your bag so that I may sit?"

Yep, I can see the obvious appeal of Option 1.
Mar 16, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on Republican Solution for Chaos: More Chaos.
@8 - I'm genuinely terrified for the people of Cleveland. Layer the anti-Trump protest, the surety of BLM showing up, national media reminding us that Cleveland is the home of Tamir Rice and the cop who shot him, and poor local economy on top of a convention that was already going to be a chaos magnet and you have some seriously scary shit coming down.
Feb 15, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on John Oliver Is Back.
I don't think the idea that 4 v. 4 decisions leaning leftward will concern the right wing too much. Those decisions will not set precedence; besides, the condition is short term, while allowing a nomination to proceed will present long-term consequences from a judicial standpoint.

The short and long term consequences (of obstruction) on the legislative future of the makeup of the Senate are an entirely different issue.
Feb 3, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on Ted Cruz Attempts to Force His Daughter to Hug and Kiss Him.
This is one situation that actually makes me feel a bit sorry for distrusTED. What parent hasn't had their seven-year-old act out in a bizarre way? Most of us, though, don't have to deal with this with cameras documenting the moment. I mean, what is he supposed to do? Smile and turn away? Scold her? No matter what his reaction, we're going to find something to pick at.

Doesn't mean that he's not a complete dick, though.
Jan 13, 2016 Looking For a Better Read commented on I, Anonymous.
What's with the extra nipples in Weissman's illustration?