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Apr 6 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on We Just Bombed Syria.
They can paint over Trump's incompetence with that madman theory all they want. The fact is, nobody trusts him, and nobody expects him to be steadfast about anything, ever. He doesn't believe anything. What good is it to "send a message"?

Every leader knows Trump is a flake. Today he bombs, but tomorrow? Turn a blind eye, or run to cower behind his walls because it got to hot for him. A message sent by a flake is noise.
Apr 5 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on I, Anonymous: White People, Stop Asking Me to Pay for Your Party.
You know, if you drive a $60,000 car and all you really need is a $20,000 car, if that, or you spend $20,000 on bullshit accessories for that car, or you spend $20,000 on your wedding, or your unnecessary kitchen remodel, nobody will criticize you. Drop $20k on a boat, and most people will admire your thrift -- boats and shit typically mean pissing away $50,000 just to get started. No stranger, or acquaintance will write a think piece about what that kind of spending says about society. The only people who might have a problem with it are your spouse or in laws. But nobody calls that a sign of any kind of decadence. Your spouse or in laws might just think you really should be pissing away the money on jewelry, or a more expensive-sounding college for your kids for the family to brag about even though in fact nobody gives a fuck about what college your grand kids went to.

But spend one tenth of that amount on certain things, and people will lose their shit. Instead of blowing $20,000 on custom car shit or granite countertops and professional gas ranges, try spending a mere $2,000 on surgery for your dog. Or giving it away for a whimsical gofundme. Holy shit. Ho. Ly. Shit. Look out.

Spend money like THAT, and people you never heard of are going to be PISSED. All of a sudden, total strangers think it's their business to tell you what you can and can't piss away your hard earned (or stolen or inherited -- doesn't matter) dollars on. We have this huge tolerance for the most crass waste, on scales you can't imagine. But only for certain types of things. For other types of things, you got something wrong with you and somebody has to tell you what for.
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Apr 5 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Is Steve Bannon's Removal from the National Security Council the Next Sign of a Soft Military Coup in the US?.
Headline ends with a question mark, so I'm going to go with the answer to the question being a "no".
Apr 5 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on I, Anonymous: White People, Stop Asking Me to Pay for Your Party.
The reason this is a problem for this person is they don't have any friends except for people who crowdfund their hobbies and vacations.

Get some new friends! Your welcome.
Apr 5 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Photos From Bertha's Breakthrough.
This is a truly positive sign for this mega project. The odds of a complete fiasco must be lower than before. Maybe a lot lower!

I think this tunnel project might not fail. Probably. It's got two years to go and there's a lot of court rulings and legislation pending that could still put Seattle on the hook for money. For ALL the money as they say.

But regardless, any honest man is going to say those who said this would never work were maybe wrong! Maybe!

Couple more years and we'll know.
Apr 4 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on How Jeff Sessions' Attempt to Halt Police Consent Decrees Will Impact Seattle.
Just want to point out that if you're one of these Cascadia independence movement geeks, you basically agree with Jeff Sessions on this. Like you agree with Trump and Ryan that if a state wants to allow the sale of health insurance [sic] that excludes coverage for fucking everything, that's cool! State's rights!

Seattle can't deal with systemic racism at a local level, or a state level. No matter how much you like your mayor or your state AG or your governor, they don't have that power. Only the Feds can make that change happen.

Isn't that fucked up?
Apr 3 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on The Morning News: Seattle's Traffic Is So Bad, It Has Finally Broken the Mind of Its Favorite Weatherperson, Cliff Mass.
Remember when Cliff Mass thought his qualification as a meteorologist was good enough to contradict the oceanographers who said it was bad for the Puget Sound ecosystem to salt Seattle's roads?

A fucking WEATHERMAN. Knows so much about the weather now he thinks he knows what's good for the orcas and the octopuses. Yeah.

That wasn't yesterday; that was several years ago. It was right then that everyone should have realized that Cliff Mass was a sham.
Apr 3 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Democrats Have the Votes to Filibuster Gorsuch.
Indeed. The party in power can take away or give back the filibuster at will.

If the Democrats aren't willing to use the filibuster because of the Republican threat to take it away if they use it, then the threat to take it away is THE SAME AS TAKING IT AWAY.

A filibuster you can't use might as well not exist. It's stupid to have to explain this but I guess not considering these are the same assholes who think health insurance you can't afford is "access" to health insurance.

Consider every other time in the past that the minority party filibustered. That only worked because the majority party let them. If using the filibuster were grounds for the nuclear option, then no filibuster should have ever been allowed. Which is stupid.

In fact, if the GOP of today has not chosen to revoke the filibuster yet, then they have given their approval to the action the Democrats are taking right now. If they didn't think it was acceptable for the Democrats to filibuster today, then why didn't they eliminate the filibuster yesterday? The Democrats are following the rules which the majority has said are legitimate. How can any Republican say it's not legitimate? They are the ones who have chosen to permit it.

One possible answer is that McConnell doesn't have the votes to exercise the nuclear option. UH OH! Embarrassing.

It could be that only a minority of Republicans think it's illegitimate for the Democrats to filibuster. Let's find out! I can't wait.
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Apr 3 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Let's All Watch Bertha Birth Together (Tomorrow).
The last 25 feet are the hardest. Don't count your chickens.
Mar 31 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Trump Is Not Trying to Prove He Is a Good President, He Is Trying to Show He Is the White President.
We don't need to grasp why rubes like Trump. We don't need to leave our bubble. Half us urbanites grew up in red states with a MAGA dad or mom or church. We learned all about guns and shit too, before we got the fuck out of bum fuck and moved to the city to earn enough to be in the highest tax bracket and subsidze our bum fuck MAGA home states.

There is no big truth we don't get. We have our flaws, but we were basically right all along.

It's only one thing: we need to fucking turn out. We got complacent. The Times said Hillz had it in the bag, 95% certain. We didn't listen to Nate Silver and in our complacency, not enough of us voted.

We do rule this country and we deserve to because we're right and they're wrong. But we can't take anything for granted, ever.

It's not that we don't "get" it.