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Feb 8 westello commented on Did You Miss the Appeals Court Hearing on Washington State vs. Trump? Here's What Happened and What People Are Saying.
To note, Trump did say that more Syrian Muslims were given refugee status than Christian Syrians so it would appear he favors one religious group over another.
Feb 8 westello commented on And Then They Came for Nordstrom....
1) if she pushes him to do the right thing, why doesn't he?
2) Nordstrom has built a brand loyalty that Trump could only dream of
3) He should know better; it's just business
Feb 1 westello commented on Dear Arts Institutions of Seattle: Set Aside Tickets for People Without Homes.
SAM just had a completely free weekend. It was great. They do that a least a couple times a year. The Fyre is free all the time.
Jan 18 westello commented on Betsy DeVos: We Need Guns In Schools to Protect Children From Grizzly Bears.
Of course, things with DeVos are much worse than just her stupid bear remark.

Watch Patty Murray try to get a straight answer out of her.

Watch Al Franken find that she does not know the difference between student growth and student proficiency (which would hurt kids at both ends of the learning spectrum.)

She's absolutely not qualified if only because she never went to public school nor did any of her children. Her experience with public schools has been her experimentation on OTHER people's children. With no great outcomes.

Jan 12 westello commented on Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher Dazzle in Bright Lights.
I saw this at a preview before they died and it is well worth seeing.
Jan 12 westello commented on Seattle Artist Akio Takamori Has Died.
I think he had great talent but man, I do not like the eyes on these things. There's a couple at the Computer Science building at UW and one little girl follows you with her eyes.

Oddly, there are a couple at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Condolences to his family.
Jan 4 westello commented on Lindy West Quits Twitter: "It Is Unusable for Anyone But Trolls, Robots and Dictators".
That's an interesting statement about tweeting for free; I wonder what that ratio is. (I tweet for free as well.)

Because my Twitter account is about my work in public education, not as many trolls. However, I had two guys - one local and one in Minnesota - talking about where I lived. I tweeted them back that a public ed discussion is not where you threaten people. They both deleted their tweets. So a bit more orderly in my world. (I was surprised they went that far but the local guy would like me to go away. Naturally, like Lindy, I'm not going anywhere.)
Dec 27, 2016 westello commented on Carrie Fisher.
Also, I just saw a documentary about Carrie F. and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, called Bright Lights. Really good one and now more poignant. No child should die before their parent does.
Dec 27, 2016 westello commented on Carrie Fisher.
And Brian Wilson. But ditto on Betty.

Queen E? Meh.
Dec 4, 2016 westello commented on Video: Thousands of Women March Against Hate, Rally at Cal Anderson.
As well as advocating violence towards Trump supporters.."

Not true. No one at the rally did that. I think it's you that has the problem.