commented on Cops Evict Protestors From School Building, Arrest Four
"I don't think that was necessary," he adds. "The negotiations are still underway... We have a lot more support than we first started. We've never been on hostile terms with the district. And we're moving forward."
Wasn't necessary? The district got date after date for the "departure" which wasn't going to happen until the district gave them another space they liked. Meanwhile, the district has run up what is likely to be hundreds of thousands of dollars in late contract fees to contractors.
And more support? From who? Not the Central Area community because a lot of neighbors were VERY unhappy.
Maybe the group was not hostile to the district (although telling Banda to his face that he would have blood on his hands if things didn't change does strike me as "hostile") but they were to KIRO-tv.
I am glad no one was hurt and SPD got it done professionally. We move on BUT remembering that the district needs a plan to close the achievement gap.
commented on There Is Nothing Rational About Moving 777X Production Outside the Puget Sound Region (but Don't Expect That to Stop Boeing)
How much of an extra discount will Boeing need to offer customers in order to allay their well-founded fears that an all new aircraft built by an all new workforce at an all new facility may run far behind schedule and way below the quality standards set by unionized Machinists?
That says it all. Highly-trained AND experiencedpeople deserve to be compensated for what they are worth. You don't get that overnight or even in a couple of years.
If Boeing wants to throw its reputation away, that's on them.
commented on Pregnant Women Are Like Wine Bottles
Thousands of years of evolution and we still have babies the same way. Honestly, it should be one person, one body (get pregnant and you'll see what I mean) but that won't get you a baby.
As I told the doctor at the research hospital as I was having my first child, when he inquired if a group of residents could come in, "Bring in the USC football team if you think they can get this kid out."
This has potential.
commented on Where Should I Buy a New Mattress?
Hate memory foam; comfortable for ten minutes. Give this one a long thought before you buy.
Flippable ones are rarer now but you can still find them. I think they really are the best as any mattress is going to wear in from the area where the most weight is.
Bedrooms and More in Wallingford does have a knowledgeable staff.
Also, ask if whoever if they will take away your old mattress. That's an issue as well.
commented on Another Look at the Dale Estey/Peters School Board Race
I think the quotes are because it's not clear who was advising the candidate and if they were campaign experts (in the purest sense of the word). Dale Estey did have a paid treasurer, campaign manager and a consultant as well as polling. So it would seem there were some experts in the batch.
Also, Daley Estey didn't make "an" error - her campaign made many errors. Running for School Board is a very different animal than other races but the "experts" keep forgetting that and their candidates keep losing.
commented on Kshama Sawant Pushes Ahead of Conlin
Two years ago, the same thing happened in a School Board election. The establishment incumbent, Peter Maier, had the lead over challenger, Sharon Peaslee. Day by day, she chipped at his lead, took over and never looked back. She sits on the Board now.
It can be done.
commented on Kshama Sawant: "The eyes of the left, nationally and internationally, are on Seattle."
It is also interesting that Seattle School Board Director-elect Sue Peters overcame a huge wave of money from her opponent, Suzanne Dale Estey and her wealthy ed reform friends. Her lead has gotten bigger every single day since election day.
And Dale Estey said this about the negative campaigning on her behalf (from an article in Parent Map), "She said experts had told her that the gains from negative publicity far outstrip the losses."
Seattle should lead the way in showing that the person and the issues matter, not the money.