I feel like I’m more tickled by KEXP doing every Sub Pop release than I should be. I was a teenager in Seattle at a time when they were huge. I guess that may be true of any time in the last 30 or so years.
I think Netflix and Amazon (and similar subscription based companies) should start giving spots in corporate governance to members. I think there are many Prime members who would like some representation in corporate HQ. I know, they don’t need some asshole blogger telling them how to run their bidness, but I do think companies in the US ought to become more democratic.
Another day, another Seattle head tax proposal. I have supported these probably since the 1990’s. The homelessness crisis is so bad at this point we need to build more, and if this helps, great. We’re woefully behind.
The legislature banned licensed therapists from trying to torture gay kids straight. Great! It’s about time. I was glad to see a number of Republicans support the measure, although I will note that it took Democrats controlling both houses of the legislature to make it happen.
I forgot to write something and now I’m almost at work. I guess this will have to do. Sorry.
At the end of February, I always feel like I was overcharged for rent (and an ORCA card, even though I get mine through work). This usually gets me through 30 or 31 days, but this time it’s only 28. I know it works out over time, but part of me wishes it was prorated.
Men knew: King County Democrats edition. It looks like they’re getting their shit together now, but this didn’t happen in a vacuum. People heard his derogatory comments and didn’t speak up. In the end, not calling it out didn’t do him or the organization any good.
I should also say that I see more of my past self in this bad behavior than in a lot of these. And I am grateful to the people who have called me out on these issues over the years.
I don’t know enough about the case to comment one way or the other, but morally the legislature shouldn’t be exempted from public disclosure requirements. It’s 2018, if anything we should make these records available more easily. Maybe all electronic communications go on a searchable database after a certain amount of time to ensure we aren’t giving away personal information, etc. I realize that this sort of thing can be abused, but in general it’s the direction we should be going.
Over the weekend, I was walking around suburbia. It was the day after the storm, and I passed a rhododendron that had been toppled. I wasn’t sure if I should have pushed the root ball back into the ground. I decided not to wander onto some stranger’s property to do some half-assed landscaping. But I would prefer to live in a world where people did that, and it was OK.
Seeing the coverage of the kids who survived the Florida school shooting at rallies and in the Sunday shows, I couldn’t help think of how much we, adults in this country, have failed them. However they grieve is the right way, but they shouldn’t have to be there.
They deserve better than the world adults are giving them. They deserve better than being judged on how articulate they are less than a week after living through a horror and having their friends die. The fact that they are stressing about something more than grades or sports or who to go to the dance with is our fault. Shame on us.
Once again: Please everyone reading this, don’t murder anyone. I’m sick of having to write that, but people keep murdering. Honestly, don’t.
I should say to start that there may be times when a box of food instead of SNAP benefits might be beneficial. Save a trip or two worth of gas. Maybe for disabled, people not having to go to the grocery store is a positive.
The proposal isn’t that. And that said, there is a problem with the plan beyond how it infantilizes poor people. It’s that grocery stores are one of the few places where all strata of society meet. This proposal seems like another way for middle class and wealthy people to not think about poor people in their communities.
This Presidency is fucking exhausting. Should I write about massive deficits? The second wife beater? Cruel immigration garbage? It’s too much and all at once.
Fuck Rob Porter. Fuck this administration covering up for him. A lot of people should start resigning in disgrace, start with John Kelly. But also, the people who swore up and down that Kelly would be the grownup in the room can go too.
I should have noted the passage of the Reproductive Parity Act in the Senate earlier. Since it has passed the House multiple times, it should be law by the end of the session.