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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!  What did Daddy say about articulation? It’s THis! With a ‘TH’!  I’m taking the whole toe now you illiterate little fuck!

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.

After a couple of weeks of doing so, I’ve come to one conclusion that I consider, frankly, factual.

That conclusion, is that cat owners are, for the most part, insane. Just straight up crazy. Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.

See, I thought dog owners

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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. They gave 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 and disbelief

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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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Mayor Ed Murray’s War on Tolerance & Diversity

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Growing up, I was called a “faggot” more times than I can remember. Probably 10,000 times, maybe more. Come to think of it, everyone was called faggot. In fact, I doubt a single day went by when I, my friends, my enemies, and even the boys I didn’t know were called faggots.

I wasn’t gay, though. Oh sure, a little effeminate maybe. In later years, people who knew me when I was a child compared that Haley Joel Osment kid to me. I was a sensitive kid with higher IQ than most of my peers, and it caused me

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A Cowardly Christmas Spawns a Wake-up Call

Child Bullying Cowards

Child Bullying, minority displacing, priapism curing, emotionally-stunted, psychopathic, pathetic cowards on the lookout for grown-ups or anyone who might be able to fight back.

You know, I’ve taken on the local protest groups quite a bit in the pages of my blog, but I’ve always done so as a protestor myself, and there’s always been at least some element of tongue-in-cheek expression in my opposition. Despite my criticism of their sincerity, I’ve always maintained some level of hope that I was wrong about them, and I’ve always felt a tiny bit of, even if it is not always palpable,

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Seattle’s Ferguson Social Parade

Protesting Outside US Courthouse

They’re bored as hell, and they’re not going to take it any more!

Believe it or not, I had to work today.

Yes, yes, I know, I know, working is sooooo proletariat, and therefore so un-nuevo-Seattle, but somebody’s gotta do it.  If the economy collapses, the trust fund checks stop, and then the outraged class will really have something to complain about.

As I made my way back to the office from lunch, I got caught in the trust-fund social event as it made its way from Westlake Park to the U.S. Courthouse.

Folks, do you know what an organized,

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Washington Initiative 594: A Rare Win for the Wealthy

You Won I-594

Well, you won.

It won.

Initiative 594, the one that requires mostly-proletariat gun owners to register with the ruling-class. With overwhelming support coming from our wealthiest, most highly-educated districts, passed in the State of Washington 60% to 40%.

Nearly all rich Washingtonians voted in favor, but why did so many out-of-state multi-millionaires support Washington Bill I-594, though?  Didn’t they spend an awful lot of money to influence legislation in a state they don’t even live in?  Why would they do such a thing?

Do they really just care that much about the safety of the common man?

The answer, is

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Breakin’, Boogaloo Shrimp, White People, and Hip-Hop History at EMP

Boogaloo Shrimp at EMP

From a musical perspective, I’ve lived through interesting times.  Although I was but a child during some of them, I’ve been alive to witness the birth, or early years at the very least, of such diverse genres as heavy metal, progressive rock, funk, glam, disco, punk, hardcore punk, hip-hop, new wave, electronic, house, dubstep, trip-hop, noise/grunge/alternative, and whatever the fuck the last 15 years have given us (shit?).

I’ve witnessed the rise of a few of these genres first-hand, most notably hip-hop, hardcore punk, alt/”grunge”, and a regional music genre known as “Go-Go”.  The latter is a genre which

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