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Oct 28, 2014 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Prop 1A Is Not About Kids, It's About Unions and Money.
@8 It is no secret that I work for Nick Hanauer. As I announced on HA:

I am writing this post from my new office on the 28th floor of the Russell Investments Center in downtown Seattle, where I have just started my first day of steady part-time work for America’s premier self-loathing plutocrat, Nick Hanauer. I have been hired to put my research, analysis, and writing skills to work advancing a broad range of public policy issues—obviously, income inequality and gun violence prevention, for example—but notably not education reform, because Nick is totally deluded about charter schools, so it’s not even worth the two of us having that conversation.

In fact, I went to Hanauer, unsolicited, and and vouched for 1B. My advocacy for a universal preschool program based largely on the guidelines developed by the state Early Learning Technical Workgroup (which is what guided 1B) goes back years. Totally on the record.

@9 I'm not union bashing. (And I didn't write the headline.) As is sometimes the case—like on the arena—labor is split on this issue, and in those cases I'm with some unions and opposed to others. More surprising is that I'm on the opposite side of an education issue from Melissa Westbrook; not sure that's ever happened before.

Honestly, had both 1A and 1B been on the ballot as separate measures—as they should have been—I likely would have voted for both. But our choice is between one or the other. And 1B is the one that creates universal preschool.
Oct 25, 2014 Goldy commented on I Got a Job at the Seattle Times, Which Means I'm Leaving The Stranger.
Welcome to life after Stranger, Bethany. And don't let Frank Blethen anywhere near your dog.
Aug 29, 2014 Goldy commented on Uber Drivers Honking Their Horns in Downtown Seattle to Protest Pay Cut.
@5 Careful, Fnarf. You wouldn't want to get fired from the comment threads!
Aug 28, 2014 Goldy commented on Can You Spot the Historical Inaccuracy In the Preview for Ridley Scott's New Biblical Epic?.
But then again, I guess the biggest historical inaccuracy is the Bible itself.
Aug 28, 2014 Goldy commented on Can You Spot the Historical Inaccuracy In the Preview for Ridley Scott's New Biblical Epic?.
Also, it looks like they're using steel swords in the Bronze Age.
Aug 27, 2014 Goldy commented on The Morning News: ISIS, Russia, Cherish.
@8 Thanks for your concern. I'm doing just fine hawking my skills since leaving The Stranger. Not driving a Lexus, but I am enjoying my knew Prius C.

Not sure why you think attacking me personally is an effective argument against a livable minimum wage, but if you don't mind wasting your effort, I don't mind.
Aug 18, 2014 Goldy commented on The Most Misleading Seattle Times Editorial Ever?.
@18 Paul is the King of Slog; if it was between me and him, I'd have fired me.

In general, I appreciate the kind words, but save the criticism of Slog for posts which don't graciously link to HA. Better yet, bookmark Horsesass.org, follow me on Twitter @GoldyHA and read me daily! It's Slog's readers I miss, not the paycheck.
Aug 18, 2014 Goldy commented on The Most Misleading Seattle Times Editorial Ever?.
@8 Are you talking about the estate tax or the property tax? Washington exempts working farms from the estate tax, including timber and ranch lands, with no requirement that the heirs continue to work the land. But it must be a working farm to qualify, not merely farmland. Planting a garden, keeping chickens and few farm animals doesn't count. It must be an ongoing economic enterprise engaged in agriculture.
Jul 31, 2014 Goldy commented on Guest Editorial: Why Voting for a Seattle Metropolitan Parks District Means Losing Citizen Oversight.
Jesus, Slog, why would you give these crackpots a voice? They are blatantly lying to voters in their mailers, and they're continuing to do it here with their "traditional levy process" bullshit. There is no traditional levy process! The first parks levy wasn't until 2000. Hell, lid lifts weren't even a thing until the 1970s because there was no lid to lift! This is nothing more than an effort to turn our Eyman-induced revenue shortfall into the new normal.

You're giving these lying anti-park, anti-tax, anti-government cranks more credibility than they deserve. What's next, equal space for the Tea Party?

Just sayin'.

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