Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Keepin ‘Em Dehumanized

 

 

At least no officers or “civilians” were hurt.

You know, “civilian” being loosely defined as some hapless suburbanite who finds herself inexplicably caught on the wrong side of the Seattle city line.

Remember, over 80% of Seattle Police officers live somewhere other than Seattle.

And now you know why.

According to the SPD, the citizens of Seattle are not even human.

If you think about it, it really does explain a lot.

The Rally for a $15 Minimum Wage

Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Rally in Westlake Park

Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Rally in Westlake Park

Yesterday, a rally was held in Westlake Park to convince the legislature to raise Seattle’s minimum wage to $15/hour.

The increased minimum wage is supported by the same people who support amnesty for illegal aliens, as well as policies which support a general increase in illegal immigration.

Alas, at its core, the rally was yet another social gathering where gentrifiers congregate to jockey for social status in an urban setting … the great irony being that they are largely the problem. I mean, do any of you at all realize

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Super Bowl Here We Come!

Home of the 12th Man

Home of the 12th Man

Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses. — Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, 140 B.C.

“Bread and circuses” (or bread and games) (from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metaphor for a superficial means of appeasement. In the case of politics, the phrase is used to describe the creation of public approval, not through

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Surf’s Up

Wave Clouds Over the Puget Sound

Last night, I spotted these wave clouds, a/k/a “Kelvin–Helmholtz Clouds” over the Puget Sound.

Per Wikipedia:

The Kelvin–Helmholtz instability (after Lord Kelvin and Hermann von Helmholtz) can occur when there is velocity shear in a single continuous fluid, or where there is a velocity difference across the interface between two fluids. An example is wind blowing over water: The instability manifests in waves on the water surface. More generally, clouds, the ocean, Saturn’s bands, Jupiter’s Red Spot, and the sun’s corona show this instability.

Just another relatively rare thing that happens in the Seattle atmosphere relatively frequently, and another

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Twelve

12th Man Seattle Skyline

Coming home on the ferry this evening, I noticed the scene pictured above, and I was overcome with excitement.

“Seattle School District test scores are up 12%!”, I thought, “Yesssss!”

I realized that I might have been wrong, though. I mean, 12 could stand for anything. Although for the number to be juxtaposed against the Seattle skyline in such a huge way, it was certainly something of awesome importance. After all, I see the skyline every day, and I’ve never seen this giant twelve before.

Ever the hopeful optimist, I thought hard about all the great things the number

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Dear Racists, Please Talk to Asians, Thanks In Advance, Gay People

Know Asians

I encountered the above poster today.

As the only non-Asian in my family, I can categorically state with some authority that what is said in this sign never happens. At least not in the Capitol Hill environs. At least not in a way that any of us have ever noticed. It doesn’t happen to anyone else either.

How do I know?

Common sense.

Just think logically for a moment. This “Know Stigma” place holds that there are anti-Asian bigots in this world who dislike Asians so much, that they move to Seattle … a city where 14% of residents

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A Very Seattle New Year

Space Needle New Year's Eve 2014 - 11:34pm

This is what the Space Needle looked like last night at 11:34pm:

11:34pm

 

This is what it looked like at 11:48pm:

11:48pm

 

And here, 3 minutes before the fireworks show began, is what the Space Needle looked like:

11:57pm

 

And that, my friends, is how Seattle rings in the New Year.

For even more hilarity, I present to you the fireworks “show”:

http://www.seattlerex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/space_needle_new_years_eve_2014.mp4

Although it wasn’t terribly visible, I rather enjoyed the fireworks this year, if only to hear the tourists bitching and moaning on the way home.

“We spent four thousand dollars for

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