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.
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?
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.