Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Photo of the Day: The Rathouse

Rathouse Seatte

Rathouse Seattle

It still stands.

The infamous Rathouse.

Rest in Peace, Mia.

First Taste: MOD Pizza on Capitol Hill

Capitol Hill MOD Pizza - Pizza #2 Mad Dog and Pizza #5 Lucy Sunshine

At about 9am this morning, I left home with my family en-route to Broadway Market for a little pre-weekend grocery shopping. Weekday mornings are prime if you hate standing in line, and standing in line is something that I detest more than anything.

As we were climbing Mount Pine Street, led by two sherpas, I checked my Android to see if anything interesting was going down. Unlike in my more “controversial” writing days, I actually check my own email now a few times per day.

While flipping through a few messages, one in particular caught my attention. Apparently, the new

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Goodbye Daylight Savings Time?

Spring Forward - Seattle on March 13, 2011

Spring Forward – Seattle on March 13, 2011

Oh, please make this happen.

It’s one of the best ideas to come out of Olympia in some time.

State Representative Hans Dunshee has introduced a bill that would completely abolish Daylight Savings Time in the State of Washington.

Check out this article: http://www.mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=453164

Dunshee introduced the bill on Friday, but he doesn’t plan to bring it up until next session. He wants to hear from you first to see if it’s worth pursuing.

“If people want to call in, send me an email, and tell me what they think, I’ve

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A Downtown Tunnel Referendum

Viaduct in Background

Opponents of the deep-bore tunnel to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct have managed to get a petition before a judge. The petition basically requests that, before a tunnel can be built, the people must first approve it in a referendum.

The story and a video can be viewed here:

http://www.king5.com/news/Seattle-tunnel-opponents-hope-to-give-voters-a-say-118862464.html

In my opinion, the petition asks for basic common sense that should have been required from the outset. The tunnel is a massive project, and the people should obviously have a say in the matter.

Not surprisingly, City Attorney Pete Holmes, the guy that ruled that kicking a man

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Seattle and Portland Are Miserable

U.S. Misery Map

At least that’s what wealthy corporate news would have you believe.

There’s a new “study’ making the rounds in the mainstream media.

Apparently, the Wall Street Journal came up with a new scheme to get eyeballs, and I have to hand it to them, it worked.

The scheme is called the “Misery Index”, and it claims to rank the, well, misery of all major US cities.

Feel free to take a look yourself:

http://graphicsweb.wsj.com/documents/DJFX/pu.php?graphic=MISERY20110329

U.S. Misery Map

That’s right boys and girls, according to the esteemed WSJ, San Diego is more miserable than Detroit. Minneapolis more miserable than Las

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A Day at the Park

Seattle Skyline from Dr. Jose Rizal Park in Beacon Hill

The weatherman says we’re in for three straight days of rain. The weatherman says Seattle is going to get 1-3 inches before Friday. The weatherman says it’s going to be the third wettest March on record.

I don’t believe the weatherman anymore. I’ve seen this movie before and I know how it ends. It’s not going to rain and they are going to spend three newscasts explaining why.

Still, a broken clock is right twice a day, so I decided to put at least 10 miles on my scooter yesterday in case it did rain hard for three straight days.

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East Precinct Pro-SPD Rally

Seattle Police Rally in Capitol Hill

I just got back from the “Pro-Police” rally on 12th Street, and I have to tell you, I’m kind of baffled.

I mean, I just don’t get it. What, exactly, are the people of Capitol Hill supposed to think about this?

“Awww shucks, ma’am, you’re right. That whole Ian Birk thing was an overreaction on my part. My bad!”

A large group of wives were lined up outside the police department (where on earth did they find parking???), while 4 protesters stood on the other side decrying the actions of Ian Birk.

Seattle Police Rally in Capitol Hill

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Live From The East Precinct Rally

The East Precinct Rally in Seattle

The East Precinct Rally in Seattle

Photos of the Day: Your Government in Action

Pike/Pine Parking Enforcement

I spend the better part of the day avoiding potholes on my scooter, and believe me when I tell you, there are a lot of them. There are many streets in and near Downtown Seattle that I would not even consider “paved”.

Fear not, however, our local government is on the job, uh, enforcing the newly doubled parking increases in Pike/Pine.

Pike/Pine Parking Enforcement

Pike/Pine Parking Enforcement

Pike/Pine Parking Enforcement

Thanks city leaders!

Seriously, this scene saddened me as I watched it unfold. This lady was like a shark searching for prey. She’s out there just victimizing

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Graffiti at Pike & Summit

Graffiti at Pike and Summit

Graffiti at Pike and Summit

Graffiti at Pike and Summit

I cannot fathom the lack of intellect behind the statement scrawled on this wall.

Hey guys, when you’re done rebelling against daddy, can you wash this off?

Better yet, keep this crap in your own neighborhood. You know, in Bothell where you left to escape your unglamorous past.

It’s not revolutionary to destroy property with the knowledge that your corporate lawyer family is a phone call away to bail you out.

Losers.

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