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This demographic is far more concerned about Social Security and Medicare (and so are many of its family caregivers).
Besides any small business owners in that age cohort would have long since sold off their businesses when the economy was still on fire and are retired.
If McKenna really approved that commercial it's the best argument I've seen yet for voting AGAINST him. What a doofus.
If McKenna was smart -- doubtful at this point -- he'd drop his opposition to marriage equality and become the fanciful unicorn of a candidate that Charles thinks he is. Unfortunately -- or fortunately, in this case -- Rob is hanging social conservatism and grouchy anti-Republicanism around his neck like so many lead weights.
Now that we're less than two weeks away from ballots dropping it looks like McKenna just doesn't care to win. He only cares about that ideological purity that Marcus is lashing out at.
Inslee is a dolt. Cast a guilt-free vote for McKenna.
Please go back to your cave and stay there until AFTER the election.
When Eli states: "President Obama has, in the past, spoken favorably of universal health care.." --- yup, and Obama has also claimed when he ran for the first presidential election, he would address tax breaks for corporations which moved their facilities, and jobs, offshore as well as the oil depletion allowance (which dates back to 1913, BTW) for tax-avoiding oil companies --- neither one which he took action on, and both of which he is once again repeating on his reelection campaign!
Oh wait! Obama actually did take some action in that area, he closed the ultra-secret office which had been tracking jobs offshoring in the private sector --- something which 20 years' of FOIA requests had been responded to as not having existed!!!!
Eli is being most specious when he says: "..but since it's not politically achievable in the near term (referring to universal health care).." --- which is total bullcrap, and we've been hearing the same bullcrap for the last 10, 20 and 30 years or more; Obama refused to even address the issue, instead allowing the health insurance industry to write that legislation.
Back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Prudential Insurance was offshoring insurance processing and administrative jobs to Ireland, they did a feasibility study.
The results of their study suggested that, although Prudential was offshoring a small part of their client base (insurable workers' jobs), there was still enough insurable potential left, as long as a sizable number of corporations didn't also offshore a large number of jobs.
Well.....with the fourth official "jobless recovery" underway, that point has long since been reach, and whomever was elected president back in 2008 had the same Wall Street mandate:
to do a backdoor bailout of the health insurance industry, a subsidiary of the banksters.
A done deal, but please let us not describe such reality as BS as Eli does.....
His views on choice, gay marriage and the minimum wage (voting to stop it's increase and then turning around and petitioning for a raise on his 6 figure salary) are horrid.
I'd prefer a far more progressive governor. But I don't want to live in McKenna's Washington, a world where Plan B can be denied to women based on the whim of a pharmacist.
Next time I'll try to remind yourself you aren't trying to actually understand my point of view when asking questions, but rather trying to get a quote you can then print a bit out of context to match the point your trying to make, regardless of the point I'm trying to make.
My interview with you was all about explaining how I think Marcus came to his conclusion about McKenna, and how I think that's ok. Yes, I disagree with him. And I can disagree with someone's view on support of a politician, and yet still think they are a decent person.
Marcus is a smart man. He's also a good father, fair businessman, good husband, and great friend. Further, you attack a business he only owns a part of, with several other partners who I bet disagree with him about McKenna (me included). Not to mention the staff at the Crocodile who are awesome, and who you also attack by attacking the business.
Marcus is Marcus. He's not the Crocodile. His PAC isn't associated with the Croc. The Croc has been home to many progressive political fundraisers for the likes of Dow Constantine, Pete Holmes, and Steve Gonzalez. Attack Marcus's support of McKenna all you want, he put himself out there, he is a public figure. The Croc has nothing to do with it.
And, if you're going to start attacking all music events who have someone in their ownership who at some time or another supported a Republican...well, you're going to have a long list, including almost every major music venue and festival in this area, let alone the rest of the US.
Also, it's pretty laughable you call out Marcus support of McKenna "an exercise in politically reckless inconsistency" because in part McKenna doesn't support pot legalization. Don't you support Inslee who agrees with McKenna on this issue? And didn't you support Obama, and for that matter Gregoire, when they both actively opposed same sex marriage? Pot I'd like to introduce you to the kettle. Jeesh.
And anyway, I think a boycott of the Crocodile for this douchy poster campaign seems extreme. It doesn't seem, to me, to be malicious on the same scale as, say, that homophobic landlord in Cienna's story.
Yelling at the owner for running a boneheaded and voter-confusing campaign supporting an anti-health care Republican jackass, however, is called for.
mind Supreme Court Justice J. Roberts' surpris-
ing decision , fairly recently..
Or maybe they think that's it's a bad idea when one political faction controls government for a generation, the idea being that those in power get fat and corrupt when in power too long, the product of groupthink and vested interests, a principle understood by journalists who have actually read about, you know, history and other stuff besides kinky fucking and fringy music?
I have no idea who Mr. Charles is, but I happen to agree with his poster 100%. I already intended to vote exactly this way, well before seeing the poster.
For a independent weekly that holds itself out as a bastion of free thought and tolerance, The Stranger has become - like all things in the dynamic system of human thought - stale and predictable, a knee-jerk dogma fountain...
Oh well. Guess I'll start grabbing 50 copies of The Stranger to start the wood fire in my workshop instead of The Little Nickel.
This article is the journalistic equivalent of Fat Vegas Elvis.
From Obama's own mouth:
THE OBAMA CHRONICLES:
“I promise 100% transparency in my administration.”.
“I promise NO NEW TAXES on a family making less than $250K a year.”.
“I will allow 5 days of public comment before I sign any bills.”.
“I will remove earmarks from PORK projects before I sign any bill.”.
“I will end Income Tax for seniors making less than $50K a year.”.
"I will bring ALL of our troops home within ONE year."
“I’ll put the Health Care negotiations on CSPAN so everyone can see who is at the table!”.
“I’ll have no lobbyists in my administration."
"I'll close Guantanamo."
"I'll resign if I don't cut the deficit in half by the end of four years."
"I'll unite the people of this great country."
From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about her that made me wary, a little too sure of herself, maybe and white..
From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'
From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself: the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'
And FINALLY, and most scary!
From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'
I believe most of us read your paper for entertainment, not to be informed of real or legitimate news.