Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

In Related News, The Seattle Times Finds Grass to be “Green”

 

Remember, folks, they are also overwhelmingly Democrats. Democrats who care about gays, women, blacks, immigrants, and the plight of the working poor. Democrats who are tirelessly supported by affluent college professors, affluent college students, and the affluent media which caters to them … including such “alternative” outlets as The Stranger, Seattle Weekly, and every other Seattle-based blog and website on the Internet.

Yes, they care. No, really, I’m serious, they care about all of those diverse groups of people more than their own demographic because they are completely selfless people. That’s right, benevolent angels sent down from heaven

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PUSAfest 2014

PUSAfest 2014 - Seattle

Like most people, I’m often conflicted over how to spend President’s Day Weekend each year.

Part of me feels like I should spend the day doing what our government intended … learning about and celebrating the life of our first president, George Washington, but that can be difficult at times.

For instance, did you know that when George Washington was twelve years old, he inherited ten slaves, and by the time of his death, 316 slaves lived at Mount Vernon, including 123 owned by Washington, 40 leased from a neighbor, and an additional 153 “dower slaves” … servants

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It’s Okay, Because They’re Affluent White People

Imagine if you were a working class honky, living in a trailer park, working in a garage by day, driving a pickup truck with a “Bush/Cheney” bumper sticker, putting on plays at night.

Think you could put on a play like this without being picketed for being “racist”?

Not a chance, my redneck friend, not a motherfucking chance.

That up there, is chosen-white privilege. You can’t do that shit without a degree from an expensive college, preferably multiple degrees, at least one being Art History so that other white people know that you’ve got money to blow, and gainful

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Tusk

A fossilized mammoth tusk discovered in a Seattle construction site was retrieved Friday evening from a 30-foot-deep pit to the sound of cheers and clicking from people taking pictures.

Scientists and construction crews used a crane to retrieve and hoist the tusk, which was placed on a pallet, encased in plaster and covered in blankets, to a waiting flat-bed truck. The tusk headed to its new home a few miles away at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Washington ‘s Seattle campus, where it will be preserved, studied and eventually put on

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Today’s Guilty Pleasure

Once, during a basketball game, I got out in front on a fast break, went up for an uncontested dunk, threw it down unnecessarily hard because I wanted to be a gangsta, shattered the backboard, and brought the rim down on the back of my head, requiring many stitches and a monthlong bandage around my cranium.

Once, like a dumbass, I went surfing in a hurricane, got slammed into a rock jetty, and presented to the emergency room with over 100 lacerations.

Once, while trying to make a rush delivery as a bicycle messenger, I blew through a red light

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The Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Celebration

Seahawks Parade - Fans in Westlake Park

Seahawks Parade – Fans in Westlake Park

When it’s an unprecedented event, and only a few blocks from your home … you kind of have to go.

After waiting roughly an hour, however, I forwent waving to the players as they passed by on 4th Avenue. Instead, I contented myself to celebrate my unbridled joy with what has been reported to be between 200,000-500,000 people.

I suppose it was entertaining on some level, although I’m still not sure I’ll ever fully agree with these kinds of priorities.

As it turns out, all absences from Seattle Public Schools will be

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You Know You’re Fucked

When the Seattle Public School District is the lone voice of reason.

Dear Seattle Public Schools families:

Seattle Public Schools will not close or dismiss school early because of the Seahawks parade on Wednesday. Parents who wish to take their students out of school can, but per state regulation, it will be treated as an unexcused absence. While we support the team, academics must come first and it’s important not to lose a day in the classroom.

We are proud of our Seattle Seahawks and we know this is a historical event for our community. But we also know that

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Priorities

Ferry Sign Supporting Seahawks

The Seahawks Won! The 12th Man Didn’t.

Pike Place 12th Man

When I lived in Olympia, one of my neighbors got a Seahawks sweatshirt from the Olympia Free Store. After wearing it only a few times, however, he promptly threw it away.

“If you don’t want it, why don’t you donate it back to the free store?”, I asked him.

“Because I wouldn’t want someone else to go through what I went through”, he replied.

I was perplexed by this response.

He went on to explain that he had only bought the shirt because it was nice and warm, but whenever he wore it, he found himself on the receiving

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I’ll Take 200,000 Of These

Sticker on Fire Hydrant

 

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