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Mar 10 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Police Reports Illustrated: Man Walks Into a Capitol Hill Gay Bar.
I bet none of you people even cares that I've never been given an SPD business card. Typical.
Mar 10 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Mayor Murray Interrupted by Youth Jail Protesters During Irish Week Kickoff Speech.
Yeah, 87% for Clinton, but that's 87% of those who bothered to vote. Turnout for King county was down in 2016, from 84% 2012, and 83% in 2008. Not as bad as 2000, but we lost in 2000, so what's that tell you? Washington is a safe state for Democrats, but it's a good barometer of Democratic complacency. If King County Democrats can't do better than 80% turnout, Democrats are probably going to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Again.

This isn't a complex idea here. I'm not saying anything that isn't well understood.
Mar 10 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Mayor Murray Interrupted by Youth Jail Protesters During Irish Week Kickoff Speech.
Deal with it? Get over it? The same people rallying everyone to resist Trump are saying, "you lost, get over it"? You don't have to agree with them but at least recognize that they are working from the same playbook you're using. These are the kind of activists who actually show up for things, and you have enormous common ground with them. Don't insult them. I can't believe I'm still having to say this.

Guess we're slipping back into the same complacency that gave us Trump in the first place.
Mar 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on New CIA Leak Reveals that Wikileaks Could Be a Department of the KGB.
Don't you love these guys who stare at this Russia scandal and think it's a liberal fantasy? Remember when people who supposedly couldn't stand liberals at least waved the flag a little and tried to throw some patriotic slogans around when they could.

Now they just get talking points from RT and Sputnik and, workmanlike, desultory, they bang them out on the twitter and the forums. Quota ain't going to fill itself.

Remember when Assange said that there was no need to leak Russian secrets? None! Because so much good government there! If the need ever arises, sure, WikiLeaks will get right on it. But Russia's all good, every since...

...since WikiLeaks got coopted. It's all volunteer after all, loosely organized. A few people working for...? For someone moved in and took control. And then we got the WikiLeaks that protested that the Panama Papers were wrong! Unethical! Below WikiLeaks sterling standards of Decency. And embarrassing to Putin's cronies.

So yeah. Keep tooting that horn. How's that working out? Who's buying it? Yeah, that's what I thought. Lulz
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Mar 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Future News, Dateline 2047: Whatever Happened to Milo Yiannopoulos?.
Yeah but if you had time to sit here complaining about wasting your time it's not like you had anything to do in the first place. Probably didn't have anywhere to rush off to. Probably still sitting there with nothing to do when you post again in five minutes.

So in compensation for your time, here is $0.00. Keep the change.

I'm grateful for the vivid image of fat straight-married Milo looking back with regret for the shame he brought on all mankind. You're ungrateful because your hero's got nothin'. Fresh outta snappy comebacks.

Can't wait to see another canard that Yiannopoulos's woes are all the work of evil liberals. Always the victim, these little brownshirts.
Mar 8 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Future News, Dateline 2047: Whatever Happened to Milo Yiannopoulos?.
Yiannopoulos had said that Jews control the banks and the media, and that the banks and the media are destroying the real, decent America. Not sure how that doesn't inspire anti Semitic beliefs and attacks.

But the trick he gets away with is making you think he became famous for demanding answers to The Jewish Question, or for putting down women.

There were 9,000 other white boys on 4chan all saying the same things. Who noticed little Milo yapping in his little corner? His real fame took off when he mastered the power of harassment. Doxing, issuing fatwas to a mob to destroy nobodies who crossed him.

It's that shit that gave him a following.
Mar 7 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on The Walking Dead Recap: For Unlawful Carnival Knowledge.
One day's drive is a radius of 300 to 600 miles. That's 280,000 to 1,100,000 square miles. Like you're in Yakima and there's four other groups anywhere between you and the vicinity of Calgary, Vancouver BC, Portland and Boise. Go find them! Oh, and there's zombies everywhere.

So yeah, no. I don't know why people think this is the Walking Dead's plot hole. It's just not.
Mar 1 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on The Morning News: Trump's Speech and a Local Effort to "Trump-Proof" Seattle with an Income Tax.
If you eliminate all other taxes and get all your revenue from a 25% sales tax, you create too much incentive to evade paying it. If you get it all from property tax, everyone has good reason to evade that. Income tax? If it is so high that it lets you eliminate everything else, the you get the same problem.

One of the reasons you're better off spreading your revenue sources among many little taxes on many different kinds of economic activity is no one tax is large enough to make it worth trying to get around it. The public doesn't waste so much productive effort on tax evasion. The government doesn't have to waste as much of its resources on tax enforcement.

And weirdly large taxes on one thing distort economic activity, beyond evasion. A distorted economy, with all kinds of oddball behavior people wouldn't normally do just because of a tax, isn't as health as one when everyone, you know, acts natural.

The state ties the hands of cities and forces them to float way too many bonds, and have way too high a sales tax. It's out of balance and it shows.

Income, property, corporate, sales, beard taxes. They each have their place. A little of each, balance in everything.
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Mar 1 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Logan Isn't Just a Great Superhero Movie, It's a Great Movie.
What's so special about Cyclops and Jean Grey dying? What X-Man hasn't died? Nothing to get upset about.
Mar 1 Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn commented on Bertha Stopped Because the Machine "May Be Several Inches Off" Tunnel Alignment, State Says.
Texting while driving these boring machines is a thing now. It's the dopamine reward for clicking your phone. Nobody can resist.