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I don’t know how big a problem this is, but given Seattle’s reluctance to enforce most laws it might be bigger than you’d think. I know that I have neighbors whose multiple cars have all had Oregon tags for 15 years ++; different, but related. The issue is one of fairness; somebody has to pay, and those who don’t pay their fair share place the increased burden on everyone else. So yes, it does affect “us”. Nor do I understand why everyone is piling on Eddie. His gas station idea might not be the best or most workable, but the issue itself is as legitimate as any of the other rants posted in the forums. As Jort might point out, maybe it’s because Americans anthropomorphize their cars and get downright tetchy if anyone suggests putting constraints on that ‘relationship’.February 26, 2022 at 3:33 pm in reply to: Madison Middle School : Self-Appointed Law Enforcement Deputy for Dog Owners? #1028532
If anything, the “self-appointed law enforcement deputy” should be commended for getting out there and standing up to ignorant, entitled scofflaws like the OP. If you don’t have the perfect living conditions for keeping a dog, don’t have one. Either that, or get your lazy bum out there and take the poor dog for a walk. It might do you some good.
This post puts me in mind of air raid drills we had in elementary school when I was a kid. The siren would go off, and the entire school marched in lines down into the bowels of the school. There we sat on concrete floors under the pipes and heating ducts until there was an all-clear signal. It was creepy.February 10, 2022 at 7:39 am in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1027414
“It seems you cannot comprehend changing your views as the wave comes to an end and the end to masking is inevitably in sight”. LOL, that was sooo predictable. No one who has commented here ever suggested that we should mask forever. Everyone – except you and a couple of your cohorts – realized that the necessity for masking would probably end within the near future, but that would depend upon factual, medical information and the path that Covid would take. Your rants began almost FOUR MONTHS AGO. Of course, things have changed, just as most sensible people knew they would. Yet you, and Buddy, still choose to characterize others as rigid zealots when in fact, that description fits you better than anyone.
As an analogy it’s as if, back in October, you’d initiated a rant demanding warm weather. Most others would have pointed out that the weather would change eventually, but you weren’t having it. Oh no. You insisted that the weather must change immediately, and vociferously attacked anyone who adopted a wait-and-see attitude. Then spring came, and you were TRIUMPHANT!! The weather had changed at your command! You were right all along, and everyone else was a rigid, ignorant sheep for trying to delay the warmth!!
As for your list of grievances, you include “congrats on your new buddy, Buddy” and incorrectly connecting him (and me in a way) to the KKK”. How interesting you cite this as a “vile” insult to you. You were perfectly fine, even congratulatory, with having this accusation initially leveled at your detractors. Was it not “vile” then? Hypocrisy, much? There is nothing in your list that I regret saying, nor do I think any of my comments were anything but accurate – including the suggestion of narcissism – one of the characteristics of which is a tendency to accuse others of that which you, yourself, are guilty of.
This will be my last post. It’s been entertaining, but not to any extent that would make it valuable or worth continuing. As for having coffee with your happy, friendly a$$ – now that’s funny! You should ask Buddy; he probably has some hilarious Stalin jokes.February 9, 2022 at 11:41 am in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1027355
“Thought it be obvious.” Yes, just as revealing as that sentence. So, to understand you correctly, parents concerned about the well-being of their children and following medical guidelines are to be characterized as racist, authoritarian, KKK-loving bigots? And you (and @WSeaKell) call that reasonable discourse?February 9, 2022 at 7:07 am in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1027332
Cheese, are you related to former legendary WSB comedic troll Del Griffith? It took me a while to figure it out, but now I think I see the connection. If so, thanks for the laughs. If not – thanks for the laughs!February 8, 2022 at 9:31 pm in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1027249
@WSeaKell, it’s hard to say what Buddy actually meant, but if your interpretation is indeed correct, it was very poorly presented. Nor do I think that comparing folks who want to protect their kids to the KKK is an apropos response. Mask mandates for kids are being lifted in a very few areas due to political pressure, in others due to medically-based responses to the changing nature of this pandemic. The latter is expected and reasonable, though not necessarily permanent. There is no closure date for Covid. One thing is for sure, your foot-stomping and vile and histrionic characterizations of those who would rather take a better safe than sorry approach with their children neither helps nor convinces anyone – except maybe those who have KKK quotes already at their fingertips.February 5, 2022 at 1:53 pm in reply to: Man with offer from CenturyLink knocking on doors in Arbor Heights neighborhood #1027071
OK, this jerk finally showed up today in Arbor Heights. Ignored the “No Soliciting” sign. When I told him to get off my property, he denied that there was any sign and said he wasn’t breaking the law anyway. Wrong. He also was not wearing a mask and showed no sign of even having one on him. I wish him a future filled with pit bulls.January 31, 2022 at 1:56 pm in reply to: AGING PARENTS SERIES – SESSION 3 NAVIGATING CARE AND HOUSING OPTIONS #1026707
It would be great if someone discussed the options for those who have no family or support system, and who are not wealthy enough to afford long term care options, even if they wanted them. The options are “numerous’ only if you can afford them. We need to stop pretending and figure out some solutions.January 31, 2022 at 1:41 pm in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1026704
@WSeaKell, congrats on your new buddy, Buddy. For those of you who don’t know who Nathan Bedford Forrest was (the man whose authoritarian quotes apparently inspire Buddy) Forrest was a Confederate general and the first Grand Wizard of the KKK. You’ve got some great company there! For someone who self-describes as happy, friendly and “never angry” (bizarrely narcissistic descriptors) you’ve spewed an enormous amount of dismissive and hateful rhetoric at anyone and everyone who has either disagreed with you or tried to provide reasonable information to counter your alternative facts. It should also be noted that, despite your numerous demands for proof of the benefits of masking, you have shown NO proof, aside from largely anonymous opinion pieces, to bolster your claims to the contrary. Not that it would do any good; you’re perfectly capable of finding that evidence yourself if you were even slightly interested in facts. Every science (not opinion) based website, including the CDC, recommends that children mask in school and provide documentation of the negative consequences of not doing so. You do, however, make an excellent case for recent studies showing that conspiracy theorists not only reject facts when directly presented with them, but dig in even deeper. I’m fine with letting you do just that.January 28, 2022 at 10:24 am in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1026483
“…get a plan in place for the mandate, especially in schools, to end”. And here is the fatally flawed argument behind the anti-mask mentality – that somehow a virus will respond to legislation, or that legislators can predict the precise behavior of a virus, including an end date. No one can do that, no matter how zealous they might be or how god-like in their own eyes. After all, you failed to predict Omicron, didn’t you, as your first rant preceded it? A virus is not a policy. Please tell us all the exact date when Covid will end, back up that claim with evidence, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll get someone to agree with you. Meanwhile, we have no choice other than to be flexible depending on the direction that the virus takes. It is also baffling that you would open another thread with exactly the same rant, presented to exactly the same audience, and somehow expect that this time everyone will agree with you. That is the very definition of insanity, and the more you screech and name-call, the more likely the definition seems to fit.January 27, 2022 at 11:49 am in reply to: Speech Therapist View – LET’S END SCHOOL MASK MANDATE ASAP #1026407
What “violent threats” are you talking about? DO tell. If you don’t like stereotypes perhaps you should refrain from referring to those who don’t agree with you as having a “head-in-the-sand point of view”. Don’t be such a hypocrite, and then blame it on being “fired up” like in your last rant. And why would you think it necessary to begin a new rant simply because you didn’t get the responses you wanted on the other one? You do know it’s the same audience, right? As for your young clients, have you ever heard of Zoom? Maybe you should do some research…? Meanwhile, I will continue to applaud the brave, sensible kids who continue to mask as this pandemic rages through our schools. Good for them.January 27, 2022 at 7:46 am in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1026388
” …instead of blindly doing whatever is told of them. Or is this way of thinking to [sic} dangerous for you.”
This is the kind of quote that comes from those who are themselves afraid of thinking. Cheese is not asking questions to learn or to find answers, but merely setting up excuses to take anti-vax potshots.
Michael is right; it is time to stop feeding the troll.January 21, 2022 at 1:56 pm in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1025989
Cheese, you are right about ONE thing: you have only a vague idea of biology. The facts are simple and are easy to find. Unless you listen only to Fox News, it is almost impossible to avoid knowing how Covid and vaccines work. To ask these kinds of questions two years into the pandemic demonstrates a profound commitment to ignorance.January 18, 2022 at 8:23 am in reply to: Man with offer from CenturyLink knocking on doors in Arbor Heights neighborhood #1025768
I’m in the same area and haven’t seen anything, but this used to be a frequent occurrence. The sales reps are not actually affiliated with Century Link, they are independent contractors. Impossible to say if the person you saw was an actual rep…or something else. It does seem odd that there would be any door-to-door activity during Covid. I’m on block watch, so I’ll keep an eye out for this. Thanks for looking out for your neighbors!January 11, 2022 at 9:27 pm in reply to: The functional end of single-family zoning in Seattle. #1025244
As long as human population continues to grow at an unsustainable rate, sprawl will happen anyway. Whether it’s new housing to accommodate new residents, or established residents moving out because they don’t like crowding, merely increasing density will not solve the problem. The housing crisis is nationwide and beyond, with no one seeming to care about the resource crisis created by overpopulation. We can’t just build, build, build indefinitely. Due to the sheer number of humans on the planet, as well as the wanton destruction of the environment that is directly related to human population, life is about to get a lot more miserable for everyone – and eventually impossible.
Michael Waldo makes an excellent point. The same conservatives who, at this very moment, are attempting to destroy Roe v. Wade have now perversely co-opted the pro-choice slogan ‘My Body, My Choice’. While we can’t really conflate the two issues, it is highly suspicious that a classic feminist slogan is being used to write over herstory by anti-choice, anti-vax factions.
I actually encourage these believers to gather in crowds, to kiss and hug and cough and proselytize to one another about their superior awareness of grand conspiracies. All maskless, of course. Let Darwinism prevail.October 27, 2021 at 3:35 pm in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1019538
@wseakell, there are a number of inconsistencies and contradictions in your posts, but what strikes me most is the sheer level of exaggerated emotion. That might be expected if the issue were children at risk of dying of Covid, but instead it’s the opposite – children with the wherewithal to protect themselves and others by wearing masks. If your stance is truly apolitical (a claim belied by phrases like “cater to do-gooders”, and “righteous left-wing”) then it must be either religious or anti-science. Your claim about “droplets” is inaccurate, and although you are correct about children themselves not usually developing severe symptoms from Covid, they can (and do) carry and transmit it to other individuals and family members who are vulnerable. I can’t believe we’re even having this discussion so late in the game. Lindsey makes a great point – we’re very close to kids being able to be vaccinated, so what’s the urgency? My concern for your kids in particular is not the inconvenience of them having to wear masks for a few more months, but about the mental health of their mother. This level of catastrophizing is not healthy for them – or you. Take a break.October 24, 2021 at 1:56 pm in reply to: End School Mask Mandate (and unmask the poor kids outside!) #1019189
I think you’re projecting your politics onto kids. While I agree that outdoor masking is not necessary in many circumstances, it doesn’t appear that kids regard it as the onerous burden that you do. Play often involves fairly personal contact that is quite different from ordinary distanced walking, and most kids are not yet vaccinated. I see kids walking around my neighborhood fully masked all the time. They seem to embrace it, and it appears compliance is higher among kids than adults. Is it so terrible that we have an up-and-coming generation that takes responsibility for others seriously? Sounds like a lot of adults could learn from them.
By licensed, I assume you mean licensed arborists? Not everyone with a “license” is qualified to prune trees. In addition to Out on a Limb, I’d also recommend Grun Tree Care. Most other good ones have either quit or retired, many due to outbidding by unqualified “tree trimmers”. I’d also hold off a bit until the trees have gone fully dormant.
I don’t get why a sports team not only gets to violate a fireworks ban, but also the noise ordinance. We also happen to be in a serious drought, so this sets a terrible precedent. Enough with special treatment, and enough with non-enforcement of public safety violations.
DWave, what “plot” are you referring to? I’d sure like to see the document behind your claim that you “own” part of the street. And good luck with making the street Local Access Only. My street is LAO, and is doesn’t make one bit of difference. If you think police are going to stake it out and make sure your private claims are not violated by the riff-raff (other tax-payers) you have a well-deserved rude awakening in store for you. Your sense of entitlement is in direct conflict with the facts.