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November 27, 2018 at 12:41 am in reply to: How to change the judicial picture in King County? #934421
HMC Rich. Haven’t been here much this fall. Just thought I’d wave and say hi :)October 13, 2018 at 9:48 pm in reply to: I am totally oposed to Kavanaugh on the Supreme court but…… #930762
Dear 935….ANTIFA? HAHAHAHAHA…do you honestly think we’re from down on the farm? WTF? I am 71, and I have heard of much more than that. Don’t be so damned condescending as to think you only know about these things. And don’t generalize…one protesting senior citizen(As is their right) does not equal every senior citizen that exists.(Are you sure you weren’t speaking of your dear president at one of his rallies? No comment about that?) More than that, now at the the ripe age of 71, life being as short as I have finally found out, I am simply saying that you’re so full of it, your chin is turning brown. Maybe someone needs to slap you silly, too. There, I, too, condoned violence. But you took your football and ran away when no one agreed with you, poor thing. You really have some serious personal negative feelings towards JoB, don’t you?)October 13, 2018 at 8:57 pm in reply to: I am totally oposed to Kavanaugh on the Supreme court but…… #930751
yes, thank you aa….
dear trex…are you honestly saying that dr. Ford connived to deny Mr.Kavanaugh a Supreme Ct. judgeship 6 years ago during Obama’s term as president, when she told her doc about it? Her husband? Are you effing serious? Sorry it took this long to respond…have been incarcerated at Swedish Cardiac Interventional Unit for 2 months….sigh.
you really think women are this conniving?
yes, welcome. This is a great source for information, for bringing up almost anything that you’re curious about, just want conversation, have a rant, want to get involved. I have made some serious friendships from coming here way back when it first started. Lifelong ones. So, pull up a chair, have an adult refreshment, make yourself comfortable. Glad you’re here.
not only did they send you a ballot, the return postage was FREE! How easy can they make it? If you think things are bad now, keep up the no voting records, and imagine how bad things will be in 6 years under this regime. Boggles the mind how completely uninvolved some people are…do they not care? prefer to bitch instead of doing something about it while this country goes down in flames?
Dear wsb1984…here’s some advice – SLOW THE HELL DOWN ! Goes for the rest , too. Do we collectively no longer have common sense? It’s summer ! Kids will be playing on side streets. Yes, they could be inside in front of the TeeVee Machine, or the internet. They’re not. You have the big metal vehicle with a lot of tonnage. Use it wisely. Or go play in the street yourself. Good grief!
Dear Carol…let’s hope this is the beginning of a trend :)
from a fellow survivor , hugsJune 17, 2018 at 12:35 pm in reply to: Museum of Flight billboard off the West Seattle bridge – REALLY?!! #919873June 15, 2018 at 11:27 pm in reply to: Museum of Flight billboard off the West Seattle bridge – REALLY?!! #919716
Dear Poke…ain’t nothin’ wrong with enjoying the company of a younger man…just sayin’…
and I disagree…the term “cougar” simply means an older woman who likes younger men, and it’s not necessarily a sexual term. Good grief ! I dislike the term, but that’s me. To me, a woman born in the 50’s is just a woman born in the 50’s. (or 40’s, or 60’s, or whatever)
June 15, 2018 at 11:19 pm in reply to: Museum of Flight billboard off the West Seattle bridge – REALLY?!! #919715
- This reply was modified 4 years ago by JanS.
I hadn’t seen this thread before. So…I am a girl (woman) born before 1950. All the way back to ancient times in 1947 That makes me “vintage” now. In the early 70’s I enlisted in the Women’s Army Corp, where women got to shoot weapons, became mechanics working on vehicles in the motor pool, and driving said vehicles, too. So what’s the crap about having to be born in the 70’s, yada yada. Women may not have flown many planes way back then (damn, I feel ancient….oh, wait…), but women did a lot of stuff that you probably don’t realize. It had to start somewhere. And , as far as flying planes, and doing what men do, now…well, that changes and gets better every day. It might be 2 steps forward, one back, under the current administration, but, progress has been made. Things are far from perfect…we definitely are considered 2nd class by many in this country, but we persist…and resist…and hopefully the new generation coming up will follow in the footsteps of women like Harriet Quimby, got her pilot’s license in 1911, or Matilde Moisant, who got her license 13 days later. Military? No. But they could fly. Or consider Bessie Coleman, the first black aviatrix, who got her international pilot’s license in 1921. What an accomplishment. I don’t think Boeing is disrespecting women on that billboard. Yes, we’ve come a long way, and still have a ways to go. But give Boeing a break.
PNelson…thanks for your post.
reading the response that Jeannine posted from PCC….all the donations in the world will not make up for a crappy store, a crappy shopping experience. People simply won’t go. Stick with the Columbia Center model…not everything has to change to be “modern”. Just a thought.
Dear CarDriver. Yes, I am carless. Weekends? I stay home. Vacations? I don’t take them. I’m 71, and am now, for all intents and purposes, retired. I use a walker…it doesn’t work on Metro very well, like a wheelchair does. So I don’t take metro. Besides, I live near Admiral Way. I’m not going to work, so no bus service to downtown on off hours. If I go to the junction, and have to transfer? C Line, depending on time of day, is crowded, and people are very not willing at times to give up a seat in the front. Besides when I get downtown, there is no connecting service to where I need to go. And then? I’ve already wasted 1-1.5 hrs to get to my appt. In other words, I do not go anywhere unless someone else is providing a ride. I have friends who sometimes do that. I also take a shuttle to My doc appts that picks me up at home, and brings me back. That sometimes takes 4 hours for a 1/2 hour appt. I am on a fixed income…Uber and Lyft are out of the question. I agree wholeheartedly with JoB. Our system may work for many, but it doesn’t work for all. I am used to staying home. Yes, I miss the world out there at times. I’m used to not participating a lot…and, yes, things would be different if I was half my age. Caveat. My car will be repaired in the not too distant future, and I will again take the occasional beach run down Alki…something myself and my friends call a mini-vacation :)
hear, hear ! Saved yourself a wasted interview. And time, although it didn’t seem so at the time. As a self employed massage therapist, I recall many no shows, no communication. Disrespect of your time, like you had nothing better to do, weeds out the people you don’t want to see, and helps when they finally do communicate. Don’t give them a chance to waste your time a second time.
22 blades…funny you should bring up helmets. I brought up the subject on a FB thread and had it thrown back in my face? I was told to not be naive…exactly how many people have I heard about who got injured riding a bike share. So I deduced that a law , to them, is only for those who wish to observe it, that it was OK to not use a helmet, because SPD will not call them out on it. Guess they’re special, and obviously harder headed than most of us.
At the risk of someone jumping down my throat for mentioning it…71 years old here…semi-disabled (currently going through some procedures for arthritis in lower back), and I am using a walker. My car is not functioning at the moment, so I mostly go nowhere, can walk to grocery. Obviously, I will not be riding a bike. I’ve given up on Metro…they don’t go where I need to go. For others in my predicament, I recommend the Hyde Senior Shuttle…a door to door small bus service that will take you places like doc appts, food bank, the Y for a swim, that sort of thing. It’s not always timely…I have had to wait at the Polyclinic for up to 2 hours after an appt. Facebook is a time killer, of course. Or a good read. It is free, donation only. It is not perfect….it’s a vehicle. We will never be free of them totally, I’m sorry to say. Just Google Hyde Shuttle. Yes, you have to plan for it. There is no immediate service.
This city missed the mass transit boat like other forward thinking cities a long, long time ago. People want the amenities, but for God’s sake, don’t you dare raise a tax to pay for it ! Guess they think the Magic transpo whatever in the sky will just snap it’s fingers and it will be done.
Those of us who actually do drive a car as a single take a lot of heat. Mine is being repaired soon. It will allow me to go to places like a restaurant, or TJ’s, or maybe Westwood on occasion. I usually put less than a thousand miles on my car per year.
I try to respect cyclists, and I do wish a few of them would be more respectful of drivers. I’m not saying all riders are disrespectful, but I give them leeway when they are riding on a street in front of me. I have followed at 10 MPH in places because they are oblivious to me, or simply ignoring me. I’m a firm believer of making bikelanes next to the curb with car parking lanes next to them, separating cyclists from busy streets…safer for both drivers and riders. I don’t give anyone the finger when I’m driving. I may cuss and swear under my breath, but don’t we all? I have been given the finger, I have been cussed at while driving by a cyclist or two. It’s part of life. I have observed cyclists biking on 1st Ave near the stadiums with one hand on the bike, the other holding a phone to their ear. I don’t do that, phone stays off when I’m driving. Period. So, I guess we all have to realize that we are in this together, no one is better than the other, and we all need to be more attentive to the others around us, and the environment, etc. Perfection is illusive.
Rest of the week is downhill…don’t speed, and be kind to your fellow man/woman/child.
well, cynical me says…everyone wants the service, no one wants to pay
the rest of the week is downhill, folks
I will say this once..Dear Mark..how the f— do we know what’s being said in jest or not? It’s the internet, and sometimes things don’t translate very well. Dammit, I want to be accommodated, too. But I stay home mostly, a virtual recluse that can no longer work because of disability issues, living on the second floor with no elevator. Yeah, another “old cranky lady”. Someday you or your wife are gonna be there, and that precious bike that too many riders break the law with will do you absolutely no good at all…and you’ll bitch , too. Personal? How can one not take it personally, when one lives it? I like you , Mark, always have…grow some empathy. People don’t want to hear about other people’s problems, so I’ll leave it at that…looking for my teeny violin now.
hey, Michael Waldo….that headline should read $3,000,000. I doubt she’s asking for $300 million dollars ;-)
Imagine…you don’t have kids, so you don’t want to pay taxes for them. I don’t own a house, I rent. Yet, I pay property taxes. What’s that, you say? Yes, landlords pass those expenses on to us. Right now, in the atmosphere of this country, education is probably the most important thing we should all agree to pay for. Of course, that’s my opinion only. No one has to agree.
I am not a dog owner. I had a cat once or twice. Latest is gone now. When I go out and about walking, I use a walker mostly, sometimes a cane. Due to health issues( and, geez, 71 now – when did that happen?), I am sometimes not very sturdy on my feet. I haven’t encountered an off leash dog in my neighborhood yet, but I suspect I would freeze if I did, if they were coming at me. I would simply be afraid to move, knowing that I would probably end up on the ground. It saddens me that this is an ongoing problem, exacerbated by a new attitude in this country that it’s OK to be rude, OK to break the rules, to be hateful when approached. We all talk about how much we love West Seattle because it’s a real community, because everyone is friendly, helpful, etc. More and more it seems not so much to me. That, too, saddens me.
Eh, I’m starting to sound like the “get off my lawn lady” – lol.
Keep speaking out…please:)