Dec 10, 2014
commented on An Epic Mac 'n' Cheese Taste Test
I stand by Annie's White Cheddar as the very best boxed mac'n'cheese, and I've tried just about all of them (I'm a single dude living on a budget...)
It's always important to spice that shit up with something extra. Start with the butter and milk, but before you add the powdered goodness, throw anything else you want in. It blends much easier without the powdered cheese. I typically add some other cheese to the mix, and then whatever else I happen to have around that sounds good. Diced jalapenos are good. I actually made a bowl today and added some parmesean, some gorgonzola left over from last night's dinner, some garlic, and some garlic. It was delish.
Oct 28, 2014
commented on Want to Protect Police Officers? Close Gun Sale Loopholes, Group Says
You made an error.
"The National Rifle Association, meanwhile, poured almost $200,000 into its opposing initiative last month."
No, the NRA has not funded the opposing initiative (I-591) at all, nor has it even endorsed it. The article you link shows that the NRA has been funding the opposition to this initiative. That may seem like a minor distinction, but I think it is important to not that I-591 is such a terrible initiative that not even the NRA will allow the campaign to put its name on it.
Jul 24, 2014
commented on Paul Ryan Has a New Plan to Fine Poor People for Being Poor
I hate Paul Ryan and I am sure this plan is shit, but sanctions is a vague term. Currently, a family who is on TANF can face sanctions when failing to follow the terms of a personal plan created with the help of a DSHS case manager. The sanctions are a reduction of benefits until the issue is remedied, or complete termination of benefits for repeatedly falling into sanction.
So what I am saying is, I am not sure that this plan is all that different from the status quo.
Jun 12, 2014
commented on What Was Behind Steve Scher's Sudden Departure, After 28 Years, from KUOW?
KUOW has been disappointing recently. They barely produce any local programming despite reaching their fundraising goals every pledge drive. It chose to combine all three local radio programs and combine them into one garbalyguck thing called "The Record." I think it was obvious that none of the three radio hosts were in love with that idea. Steve Scher, who had his own daily 2 hour show, went to sharing a single 2 hour show with two other hosts.
I don't have strong feelings for Scher, positive or negative, but I think the format change was frustrating for the producers and hosts.
I hope that KUOW starts producing more original content again. I find "The Takeaway" host to be extremely obnoxious and I am annoyed that KUOW is paying for that instead of creating its own morning talk program (like it had for ages).
Jun 11, 2014
commented on International Franchise Association Files Their Lawsuit Against Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage
Can you please elaborate on what the law is here? My understanding is that this is a non-protected class distinction, and thus is subject to a rational basis review under the 14th amendment (i.e., an impossible case for the plaintiffs to win). As far as I know, there is no where in the relevant law where profit distribution or business risk would be relevant to the legal analysis. But please, if you know more about this than us, elaborate.
Feb 18, 2014
commented on Suddenly, Masmari Has a New Private Lawyer
We do not need updates on every step of the proceedings. Are you going to write updates for every motion that is filed? This man has not yet been convicted, and a jury has not even been selected as of yet. I say give it a rest until there is actual news to report. Until then, this dude is just another person charged with a crime, and he does not deserve to be tried in the media before he gets his day in court.