I am excited about the US House of Representatives and the Washington State Legislature. Like, I actually expect great things from the state. A less regressive tax code and maybe steps toward pre Kindergarten education at the state level. At the Federal level, finally, finally, finally some accountability.
Oh right, I post open threads here sometimes. Anyway!
Over Christmas break, I listened to the Pitchfork Economics episode about trickle down economics, and how it’s the conventional wisdom. It made me think about the great chain of being. We can look back and see how silly it was. But if you were living in a time when it was professed by everyone around you, and presumed to be from God, it’s easy to understand why people kept using it as a way to understand the world.
What a creep. Senator Ranker should stop being such a creep. Don’t be a creep, you creepy creep. I hope that the investigation is thorough. I hope that we as citizens get the full picture. And that he’s punished appropriately. But for now, we know that he is a creep.
I took the Sounder train for the first time, even though I have lived in the region since before there was a Sound Transit. I suppose it’s different for people on a packed train, but Tacoma to Seattle was rather pleasant in the afternoon, even with a delay. I don’t really know how much of my car tabs went to it over the years, but I am glad that it was there.
Sometimes when a predator gets metooed, certain segments of the Internet lament the loss of art from those assholes. Oh no, what will we do without another season of Louie, or with a Kevin Spacey free House Of Cards?????!? Obviously that is pretty gross.
But man, keeping those fuckers around is losing a lot of great art. If you make the argument you are also OK losing art from the harrassed people. I mean Cybill Shepherd. Cybill Goddmn Shepherd.
Even if you ignore that it’s gross, siding with predators isn’t a fair trade art for art.
I was listening to a podcast set in medieval France, and it quoted one of the sources saying that donkeys would fly before a siege was lifted. I don’t remember having heard of any land animals other than pigs flying. I took French in high school, and I don’t remember that coming up. Is there a zoo of flying animals in other languages?
Is Lisa Brown running for Congress again? I only see her on Twitter. So maybe I am missing something. Still, her Tweets are very much against McMorris Rodgers. I don’t know the district well enough to know if there’s someone else who might run next time, but I like Lisa.
Right now Twitter is all atwitter about a typo in a tweet of President Trump’s. I think it’s definitely one I could make, so I have refrained from joining the pile up.
I mean it has only been a few days since the whole Individual-1 thing. So much crime. So, so much.
I had to be at work early, and I didn’t prepare anything yesterday. Sorry.
It’s cold y’all. I am regretting not wearing a hat this morning. I also am disappointed with the Internet that fedoras have become not just unfashionable, but looked down on. They’re more useful than a cap, but less silly than like a ski hat.
I am looking forward to a Seattle hockey team. We will know tomorrow if we get one. I am not excited enough to be a season ticket holder.
Darryl already did a Tim Eyman piece. So rather than some informed addition to that, here’s a hastily written limerick:
There once was a fellow, Tim Eyman.
This time can we say, goodbye man?
He’s super corrupt,
Tim went bankrupt.
No money from the “my biggest lie” man.
Buses honking at cars in the stop is my favorite thing. I don’t know, yesterday coming home honk honk honk. Sure it’s like 10:30 in a fairly residential neighborhood. So great from the bus, probably less so if you’re in an apartment trying to sleep. I assume it’s rideshare drivers, but maybe it’s delivery people. I know that it’s tough to find a place to idle your car for a few minutes while you wait for the next customer, but stay out of the bus stop. Honk honk honk.
Can whoever is killing sea lions please stop? It seems like not fucking killing sea lions would be the default. Come to think of it, I have lived my whole damn life not killing sea lions.
If you see a sea lion today, just let it be. Same tomorrow and the next day. Pretty soon you’ve gone a week without killing any sea lions. Then a month of no killing sea lions. Because you know it, not killing sea lions becomes a habit.
Man, what the hell, Republic? If you care about the Second Amendment, form a well regulated militia. You actually can do that. I mean protect yourself from invading Canadians, or insurrectionary elements or whatever. But this is silly.