Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night



Hate is bad.

hate |hāt|

• feel intense or passionate dislike for (someone)

• have a strong aversion to (something)

Intolerance, worse.

intolerance |ˌinˈtäl(ə)rəns|

• unwillingness to accept views, beliefs, or behavior that differ from one’s own


These are things which are drilled into our heads each and every day. At least in Seattle.

What we’re not told, however, is that these things are accepted, encouraged, even celebrated, if the targets of hate and intolerance are approved by the Democratic Party of the United States.

In a city as learned as Seattle (we consistently rank in the Top

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Thanksgiving in The Bubble

Being that we live in The Bubble (hey Brooklyn transplants, kneel before the true masters of conformity) and today is Thanksgiving, there are a few other things of which we can be reasonably certain:

1) It’s raining (how does it get through the dome?)

2) The streets of Pike/Pine are completely deserted since the climate-change-obsessed tourists have all flown back home on big, polluting jets … but you’re still an evil right-wing nazi if you don’t support climate change legislation. Do as we say, deplorables, not as we do. Climate change is the cause of our time, and if

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Told You So

The poor went to war so you could go to UW, and when they came back, you called them gun nuts. And racists. And homophobes. And, let’s face it, far worse.

Hillary Clinton was anti-gay marriage in 2012. As was Barack Obama. Yet, you voted for the latter, twice, despite his position. When a person of lessor means took the very same position, you boycotted, cajoled, bullied, and oppressed them. Your message was loud and clear: Only the moneyed elite are entitled to opinions, and dissent will cost you your friends, your reputation, and in some cases, your livelihood.

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The Most Useless Program I’ve Ever Written … and That’s Saying Something

Most people watch TV in their spare time, or drink beer, or surf porn, or surf porn on their TV while drinking beer.

I write programs. Big, compiled, GUI programs, small console scripts, and everything in-between. It’s not just a profession, it’s a hobby I’ve had since I was 10 years-old, and the net result is somewhere north of 50,000 individual scripts, programs, utilities, etc.

As you can imagine, in that time, and with those numbers, I’ve churned out my share of pretty useless crap. None of that crap has been more useless than a “script” I wrote named “jam”,

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The Amazon Treasure Truck in Westlake Park

I spotted Amazon’s latest idea, the Amazon “Treasure Truck”, in Westlake Park this weekend.

Apparently, the idea is that they have a particular product on-sale on a given day, and if you can find the truck and part with the money, you can buy whatever it is that’s being offered.

On this day, it was a FujiFilm Instax Mini 75 Instant Camera for $35. I didn’t take the plunge, but as I was standing there, a lot of other people did.

It seems to be a relatively popular attraction here in Seattle, but I guess we’ll have to

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Capitol Hill’s New Body-Shaming Statue

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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Guns N’ Roses at Seattle Taxpayer Stadium

And they said it would never happen …

At least not in this lifetime.



Looking back on the 200+ concerts I’ve been over the course of my lifetime, it would be hard to declare a “best”. After all, they’ve all been so different. And while there have certainly been smaller shows in distant years that have been more meaningful … Nirvana at the Off-Ramp, for instance … I’m hard-pressed to recall a more entertaining show, a more spectacular show, a more awesome show than Guns N’ Roses at Seattle Taxpayer Stadium on Friday night. (Yes, Century Stink,

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Do Unto Others

Hey, it worked for some guy in Russia. Well, sort of.

I guess we’ll see what happens. I mean, it’s not like Verizon can argue that these messages aren’t binding. Right?

The American court system would never stand for such a double standard.

Never I tell you.


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