It’s not on their website, but KUOW had a piece on the band Thunderpussy. It was fantastic how many times they said it. I have no idea who in standards and practices approved it, but all the kudos.
White American Evangelical Christians are going to have to figure out how far they’re willing to go along with Trump. I know, how about stop when he discriminated against Black people in housing? Or when he took his first shit in a gold plated toilet in a tower over a then impoverished city. Or when he said Mexicans are rapists. Or when when they heard him bragging about all the sexual assault. Or his attacks on food stamps and insurance while giving tax cuts to the wealthy. Or the sex outside marriage.
I know, for decent people support for Trump should have waned long ago, or never started. But now it’s at least a possibly that paid for one of his mistress’ abortions. Now, I don’t care if it wasn’t coerced. But White Evangelicals have been pretending that abortion is the same thing as murder for decades. I don’t think that they will care, but maybe that will be too far.
What ever happened to Seattle nice?
I was on the bus over the weekend, and I sat in the seats over the wheels that face each other, as opposed to the ones that face forward. It was bright out, so I had my sunglasses on. I should say for this story that they weren’t particularly dark.
I wasn’t really paying attention to anything other than the podcast about the Holy Roman Empire that I was listening to. The guy sitting across from me says, “where are you getting off the bus?”
I assumed he was going to need some help with something and was looking for a recruit. I really didn’t know. “Queen Anne.”
He didn’t say anything for a bit and then angrily said, “take your fucking glasses off. You’re being creepy.”
Now, I’m not damaging my eyes because some coked up (?) jackass on the bus is having a paranoid reaction to me sitting. So I sort of nod my head no, and go back to the podcast. Now guy who is concerned about creepy people on the bus is starting at me intently. And I have to pay him much more attention than I had been. He got off the bus before me and the rest of the section of the bus started laughing at him.
Be nicer, Seattle.
There’s a small part of me that hopes there is an initiative to repeal the head tax. I haven’t seen any polls, but I can’t imagine team regressive taxes and do nothing about homelessness is popular among Seattle voters. Still, I hope you don’t sign if you see a petition. It’s past time to deal with homelessness in Seattle.
So, obvi, all private server email scandals aren’t the same. Hillary Clinton deleting emails after her lawyer says it’s fine isn’t nearly as bad as the Republican Party losing State Department emails on their server. But if you’re going to say what about email servers, at the very least, don’t do it when you get in power. Honestly get your shit together.
Later this month is the 400th anniversary of the Defenestration of Prague. I have trouble wrapping my head around the 30 Years’ War, let alone the Holy Roman Empire. It’s tough to imagine the religious fervor. I don’t think anyone who participated could understand the horror they were unleashing.
The world seems very very different from ours. And yet 400 years seems like not much time at all.
Look, we can’t have a head tax, because then there will be fewer heads. It’s Econ 101. Just like how the so called death tax causes there to be fewer so called deaths. What, do you want more not dead headless people? Vote no to prevent Seattle from becoming the new Sleepy Hollow. Econ 101.
There are a lot of things more important about the Cohen bribery scandals. But Essential Consultants? That’s the name of your evil scheme. I know that the goal was to fly under the RADAR. But so much else was designed to get caught. Seriously has there been a more boringly named GOP effort to destroy the Republic since the Enterprise?
It’s weird that people who spent 8 years looking for Obama’s Katrina aren’t saying the same for Trump. I mean Puerto Rico is still suffering from Trump’s actions. The continued suffering of our fellow citizens is a choice. The same people who thought that everything Obama did was as bad as Katrina sure are missing their chance.
This week Seattle nice died. Mark your calendars. It wasn’t when we stole the land from the people who already lived here. It wasn’t when we restricted where Native Americans and African Americans could live. It wasn’t when we let Skid Row develop. It wasn’t when we mostly went along with Japanese internment. It wasn’t several decades of just being shit to anyone who had any connection to California. It wasn’t letting the current homelessness crisis develop.
So, Donald Trump wrote the letter saying that Donald Trump is the healthiest person who ever lived. I can’t exactly explain why he would lie about his health. I think in general it’s probably not a good idea to speculate on his health. I mean sure, his campaign ran ads speculating about Hillary Clinton’s health. Clearly he is hiding something.
So, I guess a comic made some jokes at the White House Correspondents Dinner. Very offensive. I for one am sure that nobody who works in the Trump White House has ever heard vulgarity or insult.
Seriously though, I think the dinner is pretty gross as a concept. Oh we’re chummy buddy buddy over here. That should definitely be our job. I guess the White House correspondents should do their jobs better before they throw themselves a party.
I see we’re into the redemption phase of the me to movement. It seems pretty quick. I don’t know the correct amount of time, but even as someone who believes in second chances, this seems rushed. Especially since most people haven’t faced any legal punishment.
Also, I’m not seeing any steps that people are taking to prevent future harassment and assault by people credibly accused of past bad acts. No clearly laying out future consequences if they keep acting the same. Maybe that’s impossible, but then all the more reason not to start the redemption tour.
I think I might do the Wednesday open threads on the way home. See how y’all like it. This is definitely not just because I forgot to put one up this morning. Thank you and God bless.
Did you enjoy the weather this weekend? Me too. It was grand. I hope it’s good for a while. I could do with less foot traffic in places I frequent even when it’s a bit gloomy.