Jan 3 xina commented on Before Greatness: Barry Is About an Obama Who Has No Future.
I thought this movie was unbelievably boring and pointless. Barack Obama is one of the most interesting people in the world, with a fascinating personal history and they reduced him to "guy who doesn't feel like he fits in anywhere." I eagerly awaited the film's release on Netflix and would give it negative stars if I could.
Dec 14, 2016 xina commented on Why You Should Give a Shit That a Neighborhood Group Just Won a Fight Against Backyard Cottages.
@31 and now you couldn't rent an apartment (one month's rent) for the amount you pay in taxes. it's called perspective. get some. Seattle property owners are living in a dream world.
Dec 14, 2016 xina commented on Why You Should Give a Shit That a Neighborhood Group Just Won a Fight Against Backyard Cottages.
I love how homeowners in Seattle think they pay MASSIVE property taxes. Your home values are overblown and bloated beyond belief and paying $3000 a year in taxes for a house worth half a million or more? Please. In upstate New York a house worth $200,000 pays property taxes between $8000 and $10000 depending on the size of the lot. Seattle pretends to be so progressive but no one wants to pay for anything. And you wonder why traffic is a nightmare from hell, rents are completely outrageous, and your schools suck. Yep, keep on perpetuating the myth that you are overtaxed and bitching about people moving there and no one being able to afford to live there and I'm sure things will get better someday. *rolls eyes*
Dec 9, 2016 xina commented on Ohio's GOP Uses Bestiality Ban To Prevent Cleveland From Raising the Minimum Wage.
Our "democracy" is such a joke. Idiot legislators ram through insane BS along with other totally non-related legislation and we call this governing.
Dec 2, 2016 xina commented on Trump Voter Rudely Woke Month After Trump Wins Election.
Meanwhile we are ALL going to pay dearly (and let's face it some more than others - MANY with their lives, MANY with their livelihoods, MANY with their civil rights, MANY with their rights to manage their own bodies) and it is going to brutal. Buyer's remorse? Anyone who voted for Trump is stupid and/or racist. They couldn't tell he was full of shit up to his comb over from the get go? Now we ALL have to pay? Fuck these people I am so revolted by how stupid Americans are and how much damage will be done because huge swaths of our nation's population are so stupid and so full of hate they really shouldn't be allowed to live.
Nov 23, 2016 xina commented on How to Get Through Thanksgiving at Your Right-Wing Family's House.
Why not just not go? So many articles about how to survive this holiday with hateful people who are going to stress you out and not one offers the option: DON'T GO. STAY HOME. VOLUNTEER. TRAVEL TO NORTH DAKOTA AND HELP SUPPORT THOSE PROTESTING THE DAPL. GO OUT FOR A MEAL. HAVE A MEAL WITH LIKE MINDED FRIENDS WHO YOU WON'T HAVE TO ARGUE WITH OR "DEAL WITH" WHILE WISHING YOU WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE. Seriously, get a grip. There are so many things one can do besides spending time with people you don't want to spend time with just because we all for some reason expect that's what we should do. Family is found through bond, not blood. Some of the best Thanksgivings of my life were with friends in Seattle. And one year, I made myself a veggie lasagna and binge watched a season of the Sopranos (to be fair I did have a retail job that year and I had to work the next day, so I couldn't travel home to be with my family, who I would not have fought with and would have enjoyed seeing. I actually called them 4 times that day).
Oct 17, 2016 xina commented on 41 Percent of U.S. Voters Believe Election Could Be "Stolen" from Trump.
41% of the population are apparently dumber than rocks. And any of that 41% that decides to take violent action (or even threaten to do so) against Hillary Clinton when she wins, will find themselves with law enforcement up their a***es and, if we're lucky, perhaps thrown in jail. You cannot threaten the President of the United States, no matter how much you may hate him or her.
Oct 10, 2016 xina commented on A Black Woman Gets A Warm Welcome from Racist Seattle.
It never ceases to amaze me that so many self-proclaimed progressive cities are only progressive when it come to white, wealthy people. People in Seattle care more about where their food is sourced than they do about homeless people or non-white citizens. The cognitive dissonance and hypocrisy is astounding.
Oct 3, 2016 xina commented on Netflix's Amanda Knox Leaves People of Color Out of the Story.
I am so f"ing sick of Amanda Knox. She acts like some sort of champion for the wrongly accused, yet she wrongly accused the COMPLETELY INNOCENT Patrick Lumumba. I don't care what her reasons are. She still did it and by her own logic that would make her has bad as the Italian police and justice system that wrongly accused and convicted her. She has not EVER shown any empathy or respect toward the Kercher family since the murder of their daughter - not at the police station, not after her imprisonment, not during her trial, not after acquittal, not in her book, not in her numerous interviews, not in her "blog" that she barfs up for the West Seattle Herald, and I am assuming not in this film, either (I won't watch it). She has repeatedly ignored the Kercher family's requests to leave them alone and to stay away from Meredith's grave - repeatedly saying she expects their forgiveness, them to allow her to visit the grave, hoping they read her book, blah blah blah. And there's the fact that Rudy Guede was NOT a drifter (he'd live in Perugia most of his life), he was known to and may have been a CI of the Perugian police (FBI speculation based on treatment he received), AND his conviction and sentencing is all based on the premise that he did not commit the crime alone. So who did he commit the crime with? I don't claim to know what happened. I doubt we will ever know. We'll never be rid of Amanda, though, that's for sure. She can't give up being the center of attention and her attitude from the moment Meredith's body was found has been: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME. It is almost unbelievable. It is for certain revolting. And when she says she spent 4 years in jail when she was innocent? She was found guilty for what she did to Patrick Lumumba and for lying about being beaten by the police. The 4 years she served in prison counted as "time served" for that conviction. It's amazing how she has learned NOTHING in the last 6 years. She's gone from believing she could help the police solve the murder of her roommate (because she's so special), to believing she's some sort of champion for the wrongly accused (when she participated in the oldest finger pointing trick in the book of white women >>> the black guy did it), to believing she will reconcile with Meredith's family and they will embrace her (seriously? how f'in delusional ARE YOU?, because it seems you just get worse and worse and worse). Anyone who thinks AK was distraught when she was imprisoned needs to listen to the three prison intercepts available on youtube - the first three visits of her with her parents. She's not upset AT ALL. She may as well be having coffee at Starbucks. Her parents seem to be confused, telling her to tell the truth and make sure she doesn't lie to her lawyers. This woman is sick. She may or may not be a murderer, but she is disturbed - and the more she opens her mouth and flaunts her freedom mocking Meredith's family she comes off more and more and more as someone who doth protest too much. She never talks about Meredith. She always talks about herself. She is completely self-absorbed and convinced she is somehow special for what she has gone through. She is mistaken. And she seriously needs to STFU.
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Sep 29, 2016 xina commented on Edward Scissorhands Made by Director Who Wants to Be True to White People.
Jesus Christ why don't people just STFU! Keep your stupid racist horrible beliefs to yourself and crawl back under the rock you live under and leave the rest of us to it. WTF