commented on Kshama Sawant's Brash Style Catapulted Her to Victory
It's not about the "Seattle Nice" narrative. So tired, put it to bed.
It's about efficacy. I don't care if Council members are all sunshine and lollipops and weave each other friendship bracelets. I care that they're smart enough and efficient enough to get the job done. This article seems to be telegraphing that perhaps Sawant will not be efficient because SHE'S A REBEL, DAMMNIT!, a preemptive strike for potential critics.
I hope that she proves to be a good Council member, efficient at working at City Hall and efficient at pushing her agenda. I'm far less invested in seeing her change the Seattle political landscape, the abiding hope of Dominic & Goldy. We shall see.
Also "Everything I have written so far is sort of true, but it's also bullshit." Sadly, more the norm than the exception.
commented on Conlin Concedes: "I Am Surprised and Disappointed."
I appreciate the restraint of this piece. Good work, D.H.
Michael P. is right on in @3& @7. The Sawant campaign is tone deaf on this. Excited in victory, sure. But grace & compassion are both necessary to be effective. Hoping to see better from the new Councilmember in action.
commented on Flowers in the Attic Is Coming to Your TV
@6 - I know, right?
I think Ellen Burstyn looks like she's doing a bit too much scenery chewing here but I am so, SO excited that Kiernan Shipka is in this. I think that she's been phenomenal on Mad Men and I love that she'll be in a high profile trash remake...
commented on Shelter Beds or Westlake Park
Yes, Cienna, it is the evil local business community that the issue here.
On complex social issues you have all the perception of a head of lettuce.
commented on Slog Bible Study: Genesis 9:20-25
This passage freaked me out at Sunday School, too. First -drunken naked father - super creepy. Then getting cursed forever by drunken naked father for telling on him. Ick.
It always seemed that the lesson was that Shem & Japeth showed respect and didn't shame their father, like Ham. Still. Gross.