Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Giving Anarchy a Bad Name

Protest in Seattle

Shot through the heart and you’re to blame …

Protest in Seattle

Even though I am often mistaken for one, I am not an anarchist.

People routinely assume that my disillusionment with government means that I hate all government, but nothing could be further from the truth. I don’t hate government, I hate bad government. I would give my left ball for a good, ethical, non-corrupt government which existed to serve the people instead of itself.

The problem is, it is becoming increasingly evident that such a thing is not possible in the USA. All doubt of this

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Photo of the Day: Tracks of SoDo

Train Tracks in SODO

John T. Williams Day

John T. Williams

Today, February 27, 2011, has been declared John T. Williams Day in the City of Seattle.

For those who are unaware, John Williams is the man who was gunned down by SPD “Officer” Ian Birk several months ago at the eastern edge of Downtown.

Today would have been Williams’ 51st birthday, and Deputy Mayor Daryl Smith made “John T. Williams Day” official with a proclamation at the Seattle Club this afternoon.

Interestingly, Seattle Police Chief John Diaz also attended the ceremony stating:

“The reason I’m here is out of respect for the Williams’ family. This is

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The Best Photo of the Space Shuttle Ever Taken

Space Shuttle flying across Seattle Night Sky

Yes, that is the Space Shuttle.

Last night at about 7pm, a twit message popped up on my screen.

One of our local meteorologists informed us that the Space Shuttle would be passing overhead from 7:21pm – 7:24pm, and that it would be in the northern sky about 45 degrees above the horizon.

At 7:15, I went up on my roof and scanned the northern skies. After a few minutes, I finally spotted it. The shuttle appeared above the skyscrapers, slowly moved overhead, and disappeared somewhere over the East Side.

While it

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Photo of the Day: City Market

City Market

A Real Hero

Super Shomari

No gun, no badge, no vest, no backup … just a regular guy looking out for his fellow community members.

Shomari Stone, the real deal.

May you all be so fortunate as to have someone like this in your city:

Photo of the Day: Pioneer Square

Pioneer Square in Seattle

Pioneer Square in Seattle

A Woman’s Right to Schmooze

Protest in Downtown Seattle

A Woman’s Right to Schmooze

Earlier today, I was walking up 5th Avenue when I encountered an eager young lady who greeted me with the following:

“Excuse me, sir, can you sign my petition?”

“What’s it for?”, I asked.

“It’s to support a woman’s right to choose.”, she answered.

“A woman’s right to choose what?”, I responded.

She seemed puzzled by my question, and I was equally surprised that she did not have a quick answer ready.

After what seemed like an eternity, she finally said … “to choose her own reproductive rights”.

Now, I’m

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Psssst … Wanna See a Picture of a Gas Station?

“Excuse me! Excuse me?! What are you doing?”

I looked down and to my left to find a short, young, Indian (dot not feather) woman barking at me.

I dug deep into the dictionary of my semi-educated brain, and brought forth the following retort which was sure to convince her of my intellectual superiority:

“Huh?” … I replied.

“What are you taking a picture of?”, she quickly shot back.

“Um … a building”, I answered guiltily as though I had just been caught masturbating.

“What building?!” she asked, this time more forcefully.

Now, before I go any further, let me

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Congratulations To Boeing … and The Puget Sound

Boeing Field

Boeing Field

Read The News Announcement

Boeing has beat out Airbus to win a $35 Billion contract from the DOD for 179 refueling jets. This could very well boost the entire region’s economy by creating 50,000 new jobs.

Huge news.