Affirmative action remains banned in Washington state: Looks like conservative radio host/Crosscut columnist John Carlson got what he wanted. Although I'm still confused how he was allowed to write columns on affirmative action without disclosing he was actively campaigning against the affirmative action measure. The campaign brought him in to argue against affirmative action to the SECB. Remember when he told us that anti-white racism is "absolutely" a problem in Washington. The fuck?
Not sure what to do with this quote: But hey, all lives matter?
WATCH: At a NYC economic forum, President Trump says he meets with kings, queens, prime ministers, presidents and dictators: "Anybody who wants to come in — dictators, it's OK — come on in, whatever's good for the United States." https://t.co/LjP8hIdTKE pic.twitter.com/J7ekPEZQCt
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 12, 2019
For a person who "never" says "never," Hillary Clinton fucking loves the word "never": Clinton hinted that she hasn't FULLY ruled out a 2020 run. She's mostly, entirely, almost ruled it out. But, as she always says, never, never, never say never. The full quote:
"I, as I say, never, never, never say never. I will certainly tell you, I'm under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to think about it. But as of this moment, sitting here in this studio talking to you, that is absolutely not in my plans."
The Seattle Children's hospital's ongoing mold crisis is getting worse: A surgical patient received an infection from Aspergillus mold that the hospital believes is in at least three of its operating rooms and two procedural areas, reports the Seattle Times. Another patient may have also contracted a disease caused by the mold.
New report shows WeWork knew about its toxic phone booths: for months. A report from Bloomberg (which must have at least three reporters just on the WeWork beat) writes that WeWork learned many of its phone booths might have elevated levels of formaldehyde earlier this summer. The problem didn't become public until October, even though the company continued to allow its customers to use them.
Egan Orion gives a "final statement": “Four more years of reckless policies that cost the city millions in legal fees and settlements, and we’re bound to see more division than ever." My, how divisive Egan.
Disney+ is live and I'm slogging through its surprisingly tiny amount of original content: And let me tell you, it's mostly bad. I suffered through the horror of Encore!, a strange reality show that makes adults return to their high schools and reperform their high school musicals. It is pure, gleeful trauma. The new streaming platform's Jeff Goldblum show is fine, sort of like elevator TV. Its new High School Musical series is unbearable. The Lady and the Tramp remake has way too much uncanny valley—I'm still recovering from the new Lion King. I'll be watching The Mandalorian tonight, so hopefully that saves it. The platform does have all of The Simpsons, which is worth the subscription price, but the aspect ratio is notably off.
Were you at the massive Sounders parade and rally today? Maybe you'll see yourself in this livestream from KOMO.
Redhook Brewlab ain't local: Anheuser-Busch InBev announced it will acquire all of Craft Brew Alliance, the parent company of Redhook. I'm not sure how InBev, the multinational drink company, gets away with fully owning a "craft brew" alliance, but WhAtEvEr.
Australian bushfire updates: It's bleak. From News.Com.Au:
83 fires are burning in NSW, 50 of which are not contained; One blaze west of Coffs Harbour covers 150,000 hectares, with a perimeter of more than 1000km; At least a 50 homes were damaged or destroyed yesterday; The wind change that caused havoc in NSW yesterday is now moving into QLD; More than 60 fires are burning across the state.
There are 90 #bushfires burning across NSW, with homes in NSW and Queensland under threat from huge fires on Australia's east coast. This was Port Macquarie on Friday afternoon. Follow updates in our live blog https://t.co/jcqltVmJDA
Credit: @stevemolk #nswfires #qldfires pic.twitter.com/Db1vPkEF8L
— The Guardian (@guardian) November 8, 2019
Buttigieg tops for the first time: in a new Iowa poll. The poll shows him at 22%, followed by Biden at 19% and Warren at 18%. Sanders is at 13%.
Goodnight: May we all be as content as this owl on a bike.