Jun 1 SPG commented on The Morning News: New Rules Coming to Seattle Airbnbs and Why Some Choose the Jungle Over Shelters.
@4, Yeah, it's a bad quote in trying to say how dangerous those tracks are and you can usually avoid crashing on those tracks. Like so many cyclists, I thought I was sooooo good at crossing them too...until that time I wasn't. Lucky for me I just had some nasty scrapes and bruises.
Ease up on the superiority. Karma tends to take note of it.
Jun 1 SPG commented on The Morning News: New Rules Coming to Seattle Airbnbs and Why Some Choose the Jungle Over Shelters.
@1, Is your "encouragement" to get people to change their ways actually punishment? You seem to want to take away their last bits of freedom and dignity.
I'm a little torn on the subject myself as I'd much rather see them get their shit together, but I hear this refrain a lot of the time in regards to people who are unemployed and have the nerve to go out and do something fun every once in a blue moon "Shouldn't they be looking for a job!?!?" Yes. But you also have to live a life too.
May 27 SPG commented on Do You Still Trust Hillary Clinton?.
@11, Bernie could win in a landslide in CA and it won't make a difference. Despite all the twisting of the math on Facebook it's all done and dusted. If I lived in Cali I'd still go out and vote for the guy, but he's 3mil votes and too many delegates short of the nomination. Hang in there if he wants to, but the primary is ending soon and we have a much bigger problem on the horizon.
Oh yeah, I was a big fan of Dean in '04. Even snowboarded with the guy once when he was VT's governor and I really wish he had made it in, but alas we get the candidate that the majority wants.
May 27 SPG commented on Do You Still Trust Hillary Clinton?.
Do you read your own stuff, Ansel? In the same hit piece where you're trying to hype up Bernie (and don't get me wrong, I like Bernie) you use this as your example: "Hillary’s insularity kept her from recognizing that, because Congress would not support universal coverage, the White House needed to embrace more modest reforms."
You're endorsing Bernie remember. The guy who proposes all sorts of shit that's way more extreme and unpalatable to Congress. Bernie is even less likely to work with anyone, let alone even explain how he's going to make any of his proposals happen, so what's your point here? That Hilary was too principled? That she had the good of the nation taken too strongly to heart?
May 24 SPG commented on Seattle Pot Couriers Face Criminal Charges, Potheads Have More Orgasms, and More Pot News.
Didn't they issue all kinds of warnings and even announce that they were going to arrest the couriers if they kept on doing it? I think delivering weed should be legal, and regulated, but I'm not about to go out there and start doing it knowing that it's not currently legal. What did these couriers and more importantly, their bosses expect was going to happen?
May 24 SPG commented on Your Donald Trump Reader.
@32 Al Gore never claimed to have invented the internet. He said he helped make it what it is today through authoring supportive legislation making the point that government can make good things happen. Some GOP shmuck twisted this to make a pithy bullshit soundbite for a news cycle and it stuck.
Florida was more than the butterfly ballot. It was a concerted effort to purge the voter rolls of democrats.
Learn some real history already.
May 23 SPG commented on Your Donald Trump Reader.
How is this not 2000 all over again? A known and proven capable national level politician who isn't particularly liked by the media going up against an inexperienced, though charismatic shit stain that is being helped into office by an egotistical old man claiming moral superiority acting as the spoiler.
Did you ever meet someone who admitted voting for Nader after about 2003? There will be no time machine for the Bernie Bros just like we can't magically avoid 9/11, two wars, global economic recession, and the untold damage to our rights by imagining what would have happened under a Gore presidency.
May 19 SPG commented on More Complaints of Racial Profiling on Popular Neighborhood Site Nextdoor.
@12, So are you saying that everyone everywhere is racially profiling so Seattle must be too? ...even though everyone who's been caught on camera stealing things are white? ...and everyone who was reported for casing houses by walking around the backyard and looking in windows were also white? ...and even though nobody on Seattle's ND site reported anyone as being suspicious because of their race?
May 19 SPG commented on More Complaints of Racial Profiling on Popular Neighborhood Site Nextdoor.
Well, the people being reported (and caught on video repeatedly stealing shit) on NextDoor in Ballard and Greenwood are all white, so don't know if Oakland's racism is really applicable to what's going on here "north of the ship canal".
As far as a bias towards "homeless" it's really more about the tweakers and heroin addicts that are living on the street trashing the neighborhood and stealing everything not bolted down than the people without homes per se.
May 2 SPG commented on The Morning News: May Day, Viadoom Day Two, and Our Neighbors in the Jungle.
Labor should expand the May Day marches and events to the weekend as well as May 1st. That way they could at least get a news cycle that didn't involve the idiots smashing things being the only news reported. Hell, make it a week or a whole month of labor stories!