Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

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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Picture of the Day: Body Language

Body Language

Mounting Proof That Ed Murray is Seattle’s Worst Mayor Ever

Ed Murray Hypocrite

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. If you want to know what the mainstream will be talking about tomorrow, listen to what I’m saying today.

What do I mean by this? I’ll tell you. The life cycle of a Seattle Rex position is roughly this:

Ignore it and pretend that it was never said Outrage, snark, and ridicule A quiet period, as the evidence of my correctness mounts, but where everyone waits for an “expert” or fashionable observer to confirm what I’ve always known. Acquiescence, where the mainstream finally adopts my opinion as its own,

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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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Seattle Rent Control (sign) Finally a Reality!

Rent Control Sign in Value Village Window

Value Village in Pike-Pine is no more, and all we have to remember it by is this display in what used to be their window.

It says “Rent Control”, and it’s something I very much agree with. There is no incentive whatsoever to create thriving neighborhood businesses, to get involved in the community, to be anything other than a transient when you know that, should you succeed in making the neighborhood a better place to live, you’ll be immediately kicked out while your unit is sold to someone wealthier. “Thanks for everything you’ve done to make this such a

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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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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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Tuesday Morning Comics

Seattle Rex Goes to the Comet

 

For more information about The Comet, consult your local library, or visit http://www.seattlerex.com/the-cowardly-comet/

Smashing Pumpkins at the Paramount Theater

Smashing Pumpkins on Paramount Marquee

The Smashing Pumpkins played the Paramount last Wednesday night. After opener Liz Phair did her thing, Corgan began the show with a string of mostly-acoustic-ish (solo acoustic through a fairly large PA system) songs, then segued into some fully-electric songs, back to acoustic-ish, back to electric, back to acoustic-ish, etc, etc. The rest of the band came and went throughout the gig, depending on whether the song was a band or solo number.

When all was said and done, it was maybe 40% traditional rock, 60% quasi-acoustic, all kind of mixed together. I’ve never seen anything completely like it,

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