Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

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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Sequoia Sitta

Man Sitting in Macy's Giant Sequoia

Since about 11:00 today, a man has been sitting near the top of the Macy’s Giant Sequoia at 4th and Stewart/Olive.

For the majority of the day, helicopters have been hovering overhead, and dozens of police officers with assault-rifles have been standing at the base of the tree.

Assault rifles.

For a man in a tree.

Allow me to repeat …

Assault rifles.

For a man in a tree.

For a man in a tree.

As you might expect, this spectacle has drawn a fair number of onlookers, as well it’s cost the city a small fortune in “law

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Dude Looks Like a ………… Dude?

Man with Flower Lei

I made a resolution at the beginning of 2016. I decided to make an effort, a real effort, to just ignore the insanity around me. After all, what can I do? What can one person do when the masses have collectively gone insane? What can you do when tens of thousands of people around you start saying provably irrational things? Things like “gender is 100% determined by society, and has no basis whatsoever in biology”?

“What about chromosomes?”, you wonder, “I thought chromosomes determined ones gender? I thought XX equaled female and XY equaled male? How does society determine

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Blame it on the Rain

Wettest Winter in Seattle History

 

I’m an avid reader of local meteorologist Cliff Mass’ Blog. It’s an interesting mixture of weather information and brothel reviews which I find both fascinating and arousing.

Upon checking out Cliff’s place today, I learned something new. I learned that happy endings have returned to local massage parlors. Yay! I also learned that this past winter was the wettest winter on record in Seattle.

No, really, I’m not kidding. This past October – February was the wettest on record. This means that every winter people have whined about up until now, have all had less rain than this

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The Most Un-Surprising Report Ever Issued

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In related news, a new shocking report has been released which finds that grass is green and, oh yes, apparently the sky is blue as well.

In explaining our rating, the report above makes a few observations, which you have to read between the lines to understand (it’s wrapped in advertiser-friendly explanations about weather and density).

What they actually say is that our poor drivers are the result of a high influx of transplants from fair-weather Podunkville , who are used to suburban/rural roads and clear, sunny weather. It notes that these people are far out of their element,

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Biting the Hand

Pug puppy biting finger

I’m going to let you all in on a little something: People cannot change their gender. No, it’s true, they can’t. At least not without killing themselves.

I know, I know, this news will really piss some of you off, but don’t shoot the messenger for I didn’t make it so.

See, gender is determined by chromosomes. If you have Y chromosomes, you’re a male, otherwise, you’re a female. You can pump yourself full of hormones, change the tone of your voice, grow your hair long, get the best fake knockers that money can buy, and chop off your wang

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A Coward’s Christmas Carol

Child Bullying Cowards

 

For the second year in a row, overwhelmingly affluent, overwhelmingly white, overwhelmingly ex-suburban, overwhelmingly gentrifying people are threatening to ruin the Westlake tree lighting ceremony. It’s a ceremony that many kids in the city look forward to every year.

Why, do they protest this event, you may ask?

Alas, the reason is fairly obvious. As an event with a large middle and working-class attendance, disrupting it keeps the protestors far away from the ruling-class and political elite, and thus, overwhelmingly safe. It also keeps it vague, which unfortunately, is the point.

Hey, BLM folks, let me ask you

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I See Your Twuuuuu Colors Shining Through … Again

Progressive Empathy

They came, they gentrified, they kicked black people, poor people, and pretty much everyone except affluent, ex-suburban white kids out of the city. Before you knew it, wide swaths of American cities were affluent ghettos filled to the brim with white kids from the burbs.

Then, they drew up some signs which read “Black Lives Matter”, and they marched around their newly-gentrified domains. You know, because they care about black people. Just not enough to let them stay in their homes.

All was right with the world of the ex-suburban fauxgressive, until 150+ people were killed in Paris. Then,

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Bricks are People Too

Seattle Gumwall Final Day

Seattle Gumwall – The Day Before

We are on one hell of a roll I must say.

Lest anyone doubt the veracity of my vision for Seattle, on Tuesday, we ameliorated one of the few true tourist attractions that Seattle has. Anymore at least. Especially with Ride-the-Ducks sidelined.

Seattle Gumwall – The Day Before

For those who may not be aware, the Seattle Gum Wall is no more. On Tuesday morning, it was blasted clean by a work crew, which is why Monday evening, I headed down for some final pictures, as well as to stick some more

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A Solution to the Seattle Teacher’s Strike

Hypocrite

A few years ago, we were informed that a school bus could no longer be sent to pick up our 10 year-old daughter. The school system had run out of money for buses we were told, which meant that my daughter had to walk in the dark to 3rd & Pine street every morning to catch a city bus. For those who aren’t aware, this is a rather notorious drug-dealing corner that 35 year-old transplant girls mention walking through when they want to impress other ex-suburban transplants with their urban-cred.

Oh, I can hear suburban moms cringing at the

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