Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Capitol Hill’s New Body-Shaming Statue

Donald Trump Statue on Capitol Hill

You know, I’ve never heard anyone call fauxgressives brave, and if this statue deep in “Amen Territory” is any indication, I’m not going to hear it for some time.

Yes, Donald Trump is evil incarnate. We know this because the wealthy elitists in media, politics, and academia tell us so. Especially those elitists who share a political party with none other than the venerable Ku Klux Klan.

It is these very bastions of ethics, not to mention their gentrifying offspring, who inform us that it is uncool … so very, very uncool to be a Trump supporter in 2016.

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Stupid vs. Evil, Round eh I Lost Count

Trump Chalk Graffiti

So, I hear around town that the dumb people have nominated Donald Trump as their party’s candidate.

Ha ha ha. Those dummies. Those foolish uneducated dummies. Those stupid sons and daughters of rednecks who grew up poor and went into the military instead of having their tuitions paid at UW or Evergreen or some other good white person institution of higher homogenous diversification which is filled to the brim with ex-patriots from lilly-white affluent suburbs.

Those stupid McStupidsters. When will they learn? When will they wise up? Big dummies. Hey dummies! Yeah, you … dummies. You’re dummies. Ya dumb dummies.

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The Unintended Altruism of Ad-Blocking

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I am a person who wears headphones for most of the day as I whack away at command-lines and code, and as a result of this, have suffered hearing damage over the years as I stumbled upon one auto-start video after another, most of which play at twice the decibel level of my music.

In a fit of self-defense, years ago, I resorted to using an ad-blocker, and I quite frankly never looked back.

I’m evil, though.

At least that’s what I’m told by numerous website-operators. Too many to count at this point.

They tell me that by using

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The Ruthless Victimization of LinkedIn

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LinkedIn would like you to know something.

This isn’t easy for them to talk about, you see, but a few years ago, they were victimized. Oh, it was awful, it was, and LinkedIn is still suffering.

How were they victimized?

Well, you see, after they used every less-than-honest trick in the book to procure your private information, they turned around and stored that private information in an insecure manner, which in turn caused your data to be stolen, and then sold on the black market.

MY GOD CAN THIS COMPANY EVER GET A BREAK??!!! SOMEBODY THINK OF LINKEDIN! WON’T

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Everything’s Relative

Betty Page House

Black folks have slavery.

Poor whites have slavery as well as massive de-humanizing propaganda, bigotry campaigns, and a calculated effort by the elite to drive down their incomes and living standards.

For Jews, it was The Holocaust.

Asians have internment.

What about affluent white women, though? Now that they graduate from college more often, live longer, wield greater political power, and control a greater percentage of consumer spending than any other group, what claim to oppression do they hold today?

Well, I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but in Seattle, they’ve got “hearing opinions they don’t agree

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Spotted: The Outrage Machine’s “Check Engine” Light

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The Outrage Machine, perhaps the best example of modern American craftsmanship there is, has really been churning along the past couple of years, and it’s been doing so, well past the red line.

Alas, it seems to be sputtering a bit, as the latest creation of said machine falls well short of what most people would generally consider plausible. Not that this matters in the least. Eh, read it for yourself.

 

Did you get all of that?

Woman denied boarding, but she wasn’t really denied boarding, and, well, I see what’s going on here. The Outrage Machine. Something’s

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Reality Check

Seattle Chinatown

When one has lived a charmed life, it can be difficult to imagine what it must be like to be tormented by mental illness. Add to this the fact that many mentally ill people are simply dumped onto the streets when they have no money, and it can be downright impossible to relate to the people who have experienced this pain and suffering firsthand. After all, when we don’t “feel emotionally secure” in a private, locked toilet stall … a national crisis is declared, legislation is passed, and social media erupts with sympathy for us and shame for anyone

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The Honeycaust?

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An outspoken woman in Seattle? Complaining about a perceived imperfection in her extraordinarily-privleged 3%er life? Why, that doesn’t sound right. No, that doesn’t sound right at all. That only always happens!

There’s a point in most moral panics where, emboldened by the cowardice of the populace and complicity of the media, said panic crosses the threshold from vaguely-theoretically-possible, to outright parody. A point where all but the most mentally enslaved exclaim “Oh come on, this is just too much!”, either verbally or in their own minds. The point at which the moral panic, to borrow a phrase, jumps the

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One Less Witch

Prince Mural on Capitol Hill

There’s a new mural at 10th & Pine:

Pretty nice.

On a personal note, I still have the receipt for the best $125 I ever spent.

 

 

And while I hate to use such a tragic opportunity to make a point, I nonetheless feel compelled to do exactly that.

See, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again:

Go to your book collection, your movie collection, your art collection, and your music collection. Now, throw away everything made by a “drug user”. Stand there and look at what remains. It won’t be much. Stand there nonetheless,

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Hypocrite

Mayor Bans Travel to Mississippi

Twice, once in 2008, and again in 2012, the Mayor of Seattle (and nearly all of those Seattleites who call themselves “progressive”), voted for a man, the President of the United States, who was publicly, and rather strongly, against gay marriage.

Not more than two years later, the very same Mayor boycotted the working-class people of Indiana for holding the exact same position as a man he voted for to become President.

Last year, several high-profile individuals lost their jobs when it was revealed that they were against gay marriage in their private lives. Once again, these people maintained

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