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1. Don't like Holmes, but this seals my vote for him.

2. The Stranger should try to sell them same ad space for at least the same price.
2
Oh SPOG, the union that gives all public sector unions a bad name. Thanks for clarifying this issue for me. I can be nearly certain that whatever SPOG endorses, I will vote the opposite.
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A FULL PAGE AD USING ALL CAPS IS THE PRINT EQUIVALENCY OF SHOOTING AN UNARMED CITIZEN IN THE BACK. WELL DONE, SPOG! TOTALLY ON-BRAND!!
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That ad looks like an anthology of Trump tweets. Who the fuck thought that was appropriate for a reading audience? Sad!
5
if SPOG's agin' it, I'm fur it!
6
Uh, 2 guesses who the offending party was for those lawsuits the city had to pay out on.
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Whatever case the cops think they have against Holmes in this election is undercut fatally by the alternative. Holmes' opponent is the architect and promoter of Ed Murray's homeless sweeps, and one of the worst, least principled pieces of yuppie scum to run for office around here in a long time.
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Anything SPOG is for, I'm against. They give unions and police a bad name.
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@7: Sure let's continue to let the junkies, tweakers and rapists camp wherever they please, that's done wonders for our city.
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@10: Right. And when you're done sweeping the homeless off the streets, there will still be junkies, tweakers, and rapists "doing wonders for the city." Stick your punitive, authoritarian mindset right up your right-wing ass.
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This development might actually force me to hold my nose and vote for Pete 'Promoter of Virtue and Eradicator of Vice' Holmes.
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@1 says it all. Here, have some of my hoarded Democracy, Pete.
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@11: so we shouldn't be punitive and authoritative to rapists and people who steal and trash our city?

Homelessness is actually on a slight decline Nationwide. Meanwhile it's exploding in Seattle. You can go across the lake to Bellevue and Nazi mounds of trash and throngs of homeless everywhere. Do you ever ask yourself why that is?
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what if it's an trick to get people to vote for holmes?
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3 wins.

If the SPD knows of suspects guilty of rape camping right out in the open and won’t go arrest them, they must really suck at policing. A lot of people put up with the SPD’s horse shit because at least they are out catching the rapists and murderers. The phrase “You had ONE job” comes to mind.

Waiting for one of the troll bots to say it’s Pete Holmes’s fault for not prosecuting rape in 3... 2...
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@14:

I'm assuming that your use of "Nazi" for "not see" was either an unfortunate lapse of your spell-checker or else a Freudian slip of epic proportions.

But of course Bellevue DOES have a homeless problem, and has for years, but it's a convenient canard used by folks like yourself to deny there's any "homeless problem" on the Eastside, because doing so fits your personal narrative that this problem occurs ONLY in Seattle.
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@14: dear christ on a pogo stick. What @17 said about using Nazi instead of not see. Hilarious.

And, seriously: practically every city in the country is dealing with high rates of homelessness. This is especially true of the west coast, where everyplace from here to San Diego is seeing the highest numbers and rates of homelessness they've ever had.
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Holmes opposition Lindsey Scott is behind the sweeps that have caused more pain and suffering in this city and has left people out on the streets and public places with few decent options. Murray et al didn’t install the Housing First program which has been successful elsewhere e.g. in Salt Lake City etc.. Scott chooses the punitive approach and he is a nasty piece of work. Apparently he is a fan of police brutality on the poor and vulnerable. SPOG doesn’t like Holmes! What a recommendation for Holmes.
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Good going SPOG...you just elected Pete Holmes!
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The best thing for Pete Holmes since the SPOG's widely mocked pro-discrimination suit against the fed-debacle.

Seriously, if the guys holding the city hostage for cash to follow rules that 100% of other workers follow for free, that most locals accept have a serious racism and sexism problem, are attacking you, you know youre doing something right.

Imagine Trump sending a tweet swearing at Bob Ferguson right now. Sure, itll get high marks with Idahoans, or Alabamans, or West Virginians. But a majority of Washingtonians will see it as a "the assholes hate you, youre doing something right"-moment.
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Anyone else remember when the SPD hired convicted violent sexual assaulters to infriltrate OWS, focusing on "their families"?

Pepperidge farm remembers.

Anyone else remembers when 126 members of the SPOG attempted to file a suit against the federal government demanding that their right to racially profile citizens and use excessive force freely be recognized?

Pepperidge farms remembers

Anyone remember when, after 5 years of stalling on mayoral candidate Durkin's reform plans, the SPD demanded a 100+ million dollar war bunker headquarters be built in north Seattle...equipped with more luxuries than you could find in Trump's Mar A Lago?

Pepperidge Farms remember.
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Pfft. Damn you auto-correct.
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I wonder how many of those cases have not been prosecuted or are lingering because of the officers not doing proper investigations, not replying to follow-up requests from the prosecutor or are simply over-charging and the prosecutors have to lower or drop charges to what the evidence actually conforms to?!

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