I’ve got a bit of the yucks, so I think I will half sleep and hope I don’t miss my stop. As ever, I am the worst.
I was at the library the other day, so this is one of those posts.
There’s a remodel going on, and they’ve taken out the pay phones. I don’t want to write a post bemoaning progresses: It’s better that most people don’t need to use them. But! There is still a population that needs them.
Men knew: The Matt Manweller edition.
I’m glad that KUOW and other mainstream news outlets are reporting on Manweller. Still, they must have known earlier. I knew much of it when Goldy reported on it several years ago. But OK new info has come out, and the interview with his ex wife is sold reporting.
Still, what concerns me is that KUOW had him on the air, on the news roundup show, and acted like nothing was wrong with him. Didn’t question him on the air. It may have been a prerequisite to getting him. But maybe it’s not worth having him.
There is a problem going around Seattle. I have seen it a few times now, but I suspect that bus drivers and regular bus commuters see it more than me. I refer, of course, to men — always men — who put their ORCA Card in their front pocket and then hump the card reader when they get on the bus.
What is? But. Why? Just don’t.
I don’t know, dudes. If you read the dozens of Weinstein stories, and your take away is I can’t ask about your weekend or compliment your haircut, maybe you shouldn’t. If you can’t tell the difference between a friendly hug and a creepy one, yeah, no hugs at work. Sorry, you don’t seem to know what harmless flirting is, so maybe don’t try it out at work.
At what point does Hillary Clinton have the right to sue Donald Trump for slander? I think making up lies about her lying to the FBI must cross a line. She’s a private citizen now. She isn’t running for anything.
There are protections for some presidential actions that would end up in court if they weren’t President. High crimes and misdemeanors are handled by Congress, for example. But this sort of slander is civil, so perhaps it can proceed.
Oh man I would have thought it would take longer for Flynn to flip. Seriously, everyone, stop helping Trump commit crimes. He won’t save you, and you destroy your soul. Also, maybe don’t bring your children into your criminal enterprise.
Anyway, thank goodness we avoided having a kindly Methodist grandmother as president.
I support the striking school bus drivers. I’m sure it’s inconvenient for many parents, but you want bus drivers to have healthcare and a retirement plan. These are people in charge of your kids, for goodness sake.
The last new mayor of the year (touch wood) will be sworn in tomorrow. I didn’t vote for her, but I was always on team they’re both fine. So lets hope an even more liberal City Council can push her further to the left.
Was your Thanksgiving nice? Are you shopping now? Working? I’m heading to work late, but I will make up for it by leaving early.
Seriously, Black Friday office work is the best. I’ll be working like 6 hours, with fewer interruptions. I’ll get so much more done.
I don’t know, y’all. I think shitty dudes who do shitty things need to come up with better obviously bullshit excuses. Shared feelings? I thought she was hitting on me, so I grabbed her butt?
Really? How about, making sure first? Or, I don’t know, not trying to have sex with a subordinate who is young enough to be your granddaughter?
There once was a thread that was open
And as I write it, I’m hopin’
That you won’t hate
How it’s seriously late
And not about the next guy who’s been gropin’
Men knew, part a billion in an infinity part series: Al Franken.
The photographer knew. The man sitting next to her knew. The picture was sent to God knows how many people. It wasn’t just men, but plenty of men did nothing. Men on that trip were literally sent photographic evidence and nothing happened for a decade.
Now that the stock market is going down, I feel like it’s a good time to write this without it sounding like sour grapes. The stock market is a shitty way to measure the economy. And the ways we measure the stock market are usually an unrepresentative sample of the market in general. A few dozen stocks, or even a few hundred don’t get at small business anything, or hiring, or wages.
Over the weekend, I saw The Government Inspector at Seattle Shakespeare. It was quite funny, but there were a few aspects that felt dated. One thing I wanted to comment on was the casting seemed to be gender neutral, or at least had some women playing male parts and it wasn’t commented on.
I don’t know if it was a lack of good parts for women, or what. I do know it took about a minute to figure out and then it was fine. I’d prefer better female characters, but if you’re reviving old plays that don’t have them, this is pretty good.