Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Happy Thanksgiving from Seattle

Smashed Minivan Window on Pike Street

Maybe next year you should go to Portland, though.

 

Either that or leave the Accura SUV thing back at home.

 

I feel conflicted when I see scenes like this, and for whatever reason, I’m starting to see it more often.

When I see these things, part of me feels bad for the owner … but I’m not going to lie … another part of me feels like smashing the other windows out.

Several motorcyclists have been killed in the past couple of months, and in the past three days alone, I’ve personally witnessed several near-misses

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Duck Duck What?

Duck Duck Logo

It’s easy to get into habits, and by doing so, failing to discover better alternatives.

Take search engines, for example.

I’ve been using Google since it was a cluster of Linux/Free-BSD boxes in the late-90’s. In those days, Google was a scrappy challenger to then-dominant Yahoo, and when I told people that I’d switched to it, I was met mostly with snickers.

Alas, history is repeating itself, as it wants to.

Google was superior to Yahoo because its algorithm was right for the times. Whereas Yahoo merely counted the number of times a search term appeared on a page,

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“It No Longer Rains in Seattle”

Late November Rain in Seattle

That was a quote by a friend of mine this weekend, and she’s right. It doesn’t rain in Seattle anymore. At least not like it used to. Our weather has changed dramatically in the last couple of years.

A semi-permanent high pressure system has set up in the eastern pacific, and this system relents only sporadically. Certainly much less than it used to. The result is extended dry stretches, lasting weeks or even months, interspersed with short bursts of moderate to heavy rain, alternating near-record dry and near-record wet events.

The most notable of those two patterns is the dry

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Guess Who’s Back?

Greed

 

Yeah, you already know, don’t you?

That’s right, Obama is back in town today. He’s here for the same reason he’s been here the last 3 times. To take bribes from ultra-wealthy people. It’s the only reason Obama ever comes to Seattle, I mean, Medina.

Of course, as is always the case with any presidential visit, deception and lies have also accompanied him.

“Nothing charges people up like a presidential visit, it creates tremendous excitement,” said Paul Berendt, who is a former chairman of the Washington State Democratic Party.

“This has really been a critical state for healthcare

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Here We Go Again: Suing Google

SeattleRex vs. Google Initial Demand Receipt

12.

That’s the number of times I submitted an appeal to Google. Twelve times.

Look, I don’t like going to court. In fact, I hate going to court. It’s extremely time-consuming, risky, and frustrating. That’s why I spent months appealing to Google a dozen times. Because I really, really, really didn’t want to go to court.

What can you do, though, when a company takes your hard-earned money, locks the things purchased with that money into a particular account, then decides somewhere along the way that they don’t like your name. That’s right, for no particular reason …

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Picture of the Day

Ferry from Belltown

Seattle Rex On Religion and Personal Hygiene

Motherfucking Lamb

Penn Jillette once said that agnostics are simply atheists who are cowards, and before I witnessed him getting teabagged by Donald Trump on “The Apprentice”, I actually respected Penn Jillette’s opinion.

Atheist simply means without theism, which is the belief in one God as the creator and ruler of the universe.

An agnostic is a person who believes that nothing is known or can be known of the existence or nature of God or of anything beyond material phenomena.

Using the dictionary definitions of the word, Agnosticism is probably closer to my opinions, although, strictly speaking, they are kind of

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Tantrum on the High Seas

Washington State Ferry with the Space Needle

A few months ago, I wrote a rant after a particularly trying day, and the replies I got to it were rather rude, if not predictable, and all of them anonymized.

They fell along the following lines of:

“Oh, that never happens”, “Why I haven’t I see it?”, “I ride the ferry all the time and I’ve never seen what you are describing once, not even once!”

That’s the thing about anonymous internet commenters. They’re all full of shit.

Skepticism in general is a good thing, though. Frankly, there should be more of it. Much more of it. I

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Chicken Dinner

Well what do you know. She won. She actually won.

Frankly, I take the credit.

Just days after I wrote an article about her, Kshama Sawant became the first socialist to be elected in Seattle in 100 years.

Read it and weep:

http://www.seattlepi.com/news/politics/article/Seattle-elects-socialist-to-city-council-4986539.php

Now, I know what you’re thinking: Is it possible that I swayed just one, two, three votes, or enough to push her over the top?

Hell yes it’s possible.

In fact, I would say it’s probable.

Okay, it’s possible. Barely. But still, possible.

So, Ms. Sawant, you’re welcome. Just remember who got you here when

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Eh, Fuck You Comcast

TV Antenna

Most days, I go through the day feeling like a floppy asshole that’s been fucked one too many times by the corporate cock. Every once in awhile, though, every now and then, I tense the sphincter of my meager existence and I snap the phallus right in half.

Today was one of those days.

It all started last Thursday when I woke up and turned on the dipshit box.

“Where’s that raving bitch M.J. McDermott?!”, I screamed, “How the fuck am I supposed to know if it’s going to be a ‘dry paws’ day or a ‘damp paws’ day goddammit??!!”

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