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.
Jan 13 Looking For a Better Read commented on I, Anonymous.
What's with the extra nipples in Weissman's illustration?
Dec 14, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Marco Rubio Pledges, Again, To Pack the Supreme Court with Anti-Gay Justices Who Will Overturn Marriage Equality.
His logic is spectacular. He notes that individual states, such as Nevada, have different marriage regulations from other states - no waiting period, drive-through chapel and all that - but, as one unified nation, other states have to recognize Nevada marriages, as it should be. This is the "age-old" system that he favors. So can we assume that if Nevada recognizes same-sex marriage, he would also admit that, as one unified nation, other states would have to recognize Nevada marriages?
Dec 11, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Seattle's Upcoming Uber Vote Has D.C. Libertarians Freaking Out.
So I agree that Uber's privacy policies are horrible. But honest, non-snarky question: is there merit to their concern about Uber being "forced" to provide driver info to a union? If so, how could it be mitigated?
Dec 8, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Take a Trump.
It worked with Santorum because, even though he is a despicable human, he at least had a smidgen of shame. Santorum wants people to like him; he just doesn't understand that people never will because he's an unlikable ass.

Trump will not care that his name is associated with poop. He doesn't care if Seattle hippy-liberals dislike him. In his mind, it will validate his belief that people who disagree with him are just too dumb to get it.

The only way we get Trump to leave is if we stop paying attention to him, if we are somehow able to marginalize him as the uninteresting side-show freak that he is. Smile, nod, pat him on the head, and give attention to the serious people in the room.
Nov 24, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Chicago Police Release Video Showing Killing of Black Teenager.
@7 because it is genuinely more newsworthy when someone in power (police, priest, politician) abuses that power. You haven't discovered some blatant hypocrisy. Hopefully you'll realize that after you pass your freshman course load.
Nov 24, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Chicago Police Release Video Showing Killing of Black Teenager.
The internal investigation still has not been able to determine if the officer violated department policy. Imagine that.
Nov 18, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on We Saw You Watch a Woman Fall, Spit on a Woman Outside a Rock Club, and Make Espresso in a Bikini.
@4 - as a parent of a former toddler, breweries are usually set up to sell decent beer and reliable grub, including child-friendly choices like chicken strips and french fries. Sometimes parents just need to get out among the people, too, and enjoy a tasty pint while we're at it.

And as a close friend of an owner of one of said breweries, I know that they actually appreciate our business, and intentionally cater to it.
Sep 29, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Guess What: Trump's Tax Plan Is Going to Cost Trillions.
Trump is getting "credit" for coming up with a surprisingly detailed tax plan (I guess folks just continue to assume that he'll shoot from the hip now and figure out the details later, and yet he's still a "viable" candidate - whatever). But all he did here was take Jeb!s tax proposal and cut even more. Next I expect his approach to the military and foreign policy is to take whatever Fiorina said in the last debate and build on it. "She wants 386 destroyers? I say we need 413! Deal with Assad by blowing up Syria? Fuck it, we're going after Turkey and Lebanon, too!"
Sep 29, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on Watch the President of Planned Parenthood Hand an Anti-Choice Congressman His Ass.
It's a bullshit chart as well for the fact that the lines should never cross. The value of the "pink" line indicating the number of abortions on the bottom line is always less than the value represented by the purple line indicating the number of breast exams provided.
Sep 23, 2015 Looking For a Better Read commented on I, Anonymous.
Dear people who ride around on those stupid horse things: In a word— WHY? In two words—FUCKING WHY? Because, really, it appears to me as though you have two legs that are perfectly capable of being placed in front of each other, one at a time, until you reach your destination. Yes, I did roll my eyes at you, dandy-on-one-of-those-stupid-fucking-things. Can I send you a charcoal sketch of how stupid you look? Please? You're a half step away from those useless velocipede riders. JUST FUCKING WALK.