Ballard Pimp
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Ballard Pimp is on his freaking computer. .
Jul 3, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on The Morning News: Picketing Swedish, Worrying About Heat, and Taking Responsibility for a Falling Drone.
What could be duller than studying the state budget? But that fucker is PACKED with total disaster. Ignore the fact that the K-12 appropriation is half what the state supreme court said was needed to get out of contempt. The Land Commissioner had asked for a bare-bones $4 million to fight wildfires; he got $1 million. where did it go? For a tax break for extra big yachts, over 78 feet. I shit you not; thank Senator Barbara Bailey (R-Oak Harbor) for that gem, and she's bragging about it. Remember, three years ago Margaret Haugen (D-Oak Harbor) was the critical vote for marriage equality. Well, Bailey beat her over the head with that vote until she beat Haugen by 2% of the vote. Your yacht under 78 feet? Fuck you; only the Big Rich get in tax free.
Jun 17, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on Did Developers Shoot Down Discussion of Rent Control on the Mayor's Housing Affordability Committee?.
There are at least a thousand different programs that are called "rent control". The fact that the HALA had a "conversation" tells me that they never seriously discussed it. Let me give you an example: Idiots like #10 above always tell us that landlords pay property taxes and include that in the rent they charge. That is true. It is also true that certain people are permitted reductions in real estate taxes in Washington State law. So if those people own a house, they get the reduction, but if they rent, they don't. Requiring landlords to give a proportionate rent reduction is a form of "rent control" which Ed and his minions refuse to consider. There are 999 more.
Jun 16, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on Savage Love Letter of the Day: Family From Hell.
Another home run, Dan.
May 15, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on Why Black Slave Liberator Harriet Tubman Should Not Replace Slave Owner Andrew Jackson on the $20 Bill.
All these proposals do not take into account the advantages and flexibility of modern printing. Ot is now possible to change the picture on the $20 every week. Remember how the obverse of quarters were changed several times a year? Why not have a lottery? Every week we could buy tickets to have our ugly faces on the $20?
Apr 26, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on I, Anonymous.
Note to headline writer: Despite what the nuns told you in parochial school, "vomitorium" is Latin for "Exit".
Apr 9, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on Greenpeace Activists Have Barnacled Themselves to the Polar Pioneer, a Shell Oil Drilling Rig Bound for Seattle.
The usual right wing nutjobs have finished posting, so now we can decide what to do with Bob Bryant, whose campaign for governor just got flushed down a very small toilet.
Mar 11, 2015 Ballard Pimp commented on How a Bill to Roll Back Payday Lending Reforms Got One Step Closer to Being Law.
"Washington Democrats are corrupt and support their donors."

As contrasted with Republicans, who are simply evil.
Dec 20, 2014 Ballard Pimp commented on The Man in the Unitard Explains How He and His Naked Friends Got Trapped on Seattle's Great Wheel.
This is why I choose not to live in Ritzville.
Dec 1, 2014 Ballard Pimp commented on Returning Column!.
Not unless it explains why anyone reads Ayn Rand.
Oct 31, 2014 Ballard Pimp commented on Republican Senator Andy Hill Allegedly Says He's Up Against Canvassers Who Look Like "Thugs".
As one of Matt Isenhower's canvassers, what the speech means is that Aunt Andy is scared shitless that he will be out of work after next Tuesday.