Seattle Space Needle Reflection at Night

Spotted: The Outrage Machine’s “Check Engine” Light

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The Outrage Machine, perhaps the best example of modern American craftsmanship there is, has really been churning along the past couple of years, and it’s been doing so, well past the red line.

Alas, it seems to be sputtering a bit, as the latest creation of said machine falls well short of what most people would generally consider plausible. Not that this matters in the least. Eh, read it for yourself.

 

Did you get all of that?

Woman denied boarding, but she wasn’t really denied boarding, and, well, I see what’s going on here. The Outrage Machine. Something’s

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Seattle Rent Control (sign) Finally a Reality!

Rent Control Sign in Value Village Window

Value Village in Pike-Pine is no more, and all we have to remember it by is this display in what used to be their window.

It says “Rent Control”, and it’s something I very much agree with. There is no incentive whatsoever to create thriving neighborhood businesses, to get involved in the community, to be anything other than a transient when you know that, should you succeed in making the neighborhood a better place to live, you’ll be immediately kicked out while your unit is sold to someone wealthier. “Thanks for everything you’ve done to make this such a

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Hypocrite

Mayor Bans Travel to Mississippi

Twice, once in 2008, and again in 2012, the Mayor of Seattle (and nearly all of those Seattleites who call themselves “progressive”), voted for a man, the President of the United States, who was publicly, and rather strongly, against gay marriage.

Not more than two years later, the very same Mayor boycotted the working-class people of Indiana for holding the exact same position as a man he voted for to become President.

Last year, several high-profile individuals lost their jobs when it was revealed that they were against gay marriage in their private lives. Once again, these people maintained

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A Funny Thing Happened on My Way Home from Work

Adam Sandler, Norm McDonald, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Tim Meadows, Nick Swardson, and Right-Said-Ed Vedder cover the Who's "My Generation"

I was walking home from work on Tuesday night when some guy sauntered up beside me and said “Pssst, you need tickets?”

“No”, I replied, before looking up at the nearby Paramount Theater marquee to see who I was being offered tickets to see. Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, David Spade, Norm McDonald (and Tim Meadows and Nick Swardson, I would find out once in the venue).

The show was starting in a half-hour, and I didn’t hold out much hope for ticket availability, so imagine my surprise when I walked up to the box office and learned that they

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I See Your Twuuuuu Colors Shining Through … Again

Progressive Empathy

They came, they gentrified, they kicked black people, poor people, and pretty much everyone except affluent, ex-suburban white kids out of the city. Before you knew it, wide swaths of American cities were affluent ghettos filled to the brim with white kids from the burbs.

Then, they drew up some signs which read “Black Lives Matter”, and they marched around their newly-gentrified domains. You know, because they care about black people. Just not enough to let them stay in their homes.

All was right with the world of the ex-suburban fauxgressive, until 150+ people were killed in Paris. Then,

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What I’ve Learned After 2 Weeks of Cat Ownership

I promise the nail clipping won't hurt.  The decapitation on the other hand is gonna hurt like hell you little fucker.

No, it’s going to hurt like hell! First of all, you’re a different species and I can’t be your daddy, duh! Second, what did I tell you about articulation? ‘Dis’ is not a word. It’s THis! THis! With a ‘TH’! Now shut up and let me do this! I’m sick of you scratching up the furniture! Reminder, there are zero no-kill shelters in this town!

I’ve had cats before, but it’s been awhile since my last one.

This being the case, and since I like being nice to animals, I’ve spent some time reading about how to raise cats.

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Blocked by My Mayor

Blocked by Ed Murray

After being down for a day last month throughout Seattle, being down several times since, and once again … being down most of today, I decided to tweet the Mayor to express my disappointment that he’s presided over the most precipitous drop in Seattle Internet service, probably ever.

As one who makes a living through those connections, it really hurts. In some cases, kind of badly.

Ed Murray didn’t want to hear about my problems, though.

Don’t believe me?

 

No, my friends, your eyes do not deceive you, I’ve been unfriended by my own Mayor.

It is the

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Suing Amazon

New Amazon Tower

 

• I placed an order and paid extra for, and I quote, “Guaranteed Two-Day Shipping”. (I’ve never had anything arrive in 2 days from Amazon via second day shipping, but I guess I’m an optimist. Plus I got tired of waiting two weeks for deliveries, a time artificially extended to extract $99 more from customers.)

• 3 days later, it had not arrived as usual, so I contacted Amazon. After a couple of bad interactions, I also left negative feedback.

• “For my inconvenience”, Amazon apologized profusely and seemingly sincerely (they weren’t), and they agreed to compensate me.

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Another Dispatch from the Streets of MEattle

Car Blocking Intersection

Who looks exactly the way that I look? Me! When I am reading, who’s holding the book? Me! When I want dinner, who always will feed me? Who’s always handy whenever I need me? Firm as a feather in all kinds of weather, Me, me, wonderful me!

-Official song of Seattle Tourists Worldwide

“Seattle Rex exaggerates.”

I know you think it. Frankly, I don’t blame you. I would think the same thing. I have some weird tales to tell at times. I see things that, frankly, are not very believable.

I’m aware that there’s a healthy amount of skepticism

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I Apologize

Ashamed Statue

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Saturday announced his decision to prohibit the use of city funds for travel by all city employees on city business to the State of Indiana after the passage of S.B. 101.

The new law, which was signed by Governor Pence on Thursday, has the potential to legalize discrimination against LGBT people and others based on religious beliefs, a press release from Murray said.

“Seattleites know that discrimination has no place in our City – that’s just equality ‘101’,” said Ed Murray.

More than a dozen states this year are considering measures aimed at preventing

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