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Graciano a Hilary sticker isn’t a symbol of hate and intolerance. As such it reflects the views of the person who displays it. Views of sad, pathetic lowlifes who are throwig a tantrum because minorities and women are starting to do better in life then they are.
Anonyme I wish my post was Russian bot derived fake news, but I assure you that it is not.
I find it really irritating that I have to take time out of my day to let people know these scumbags live amongst us.
Yes. I always wear a PDF and a whistle, sometimes an air horn.
More importantly, what prompted your rant? Are you sitting in your car in traffic adjacent to a body of water watching people have fun on SUPs and in kayaks?
“TSurly, please enlighten me on why the state needs an income tax which is not an option for the state and municipalities.”
States without income taxes rely more heavily on sales, excise and property taxes, which fall disproportionately on moderate and low income families. Basing budgets on the backs of families who lack a stable financial footing is unsustainable in the long run, and it runs the risk of dampening consumer spending that fuels so much of our nation’s economy.
“Or do you subscribe to the Kshama Sawant view and just would never be a friend of a Republican? (Her words, not mine).”
No, my core group of oldest friends (guys I grew up with in a very conservation area of VA) are Republicans. We have heated debates, but in the end there is resolution, mainly on the fact that we agree as to how much of a disaster Trump is. The exception is one guy is this group, who I would describe as the poster child of Trump’s base. An uneducated (failed out of college), misogynistic (Jordan Peterson cultist who loves to refer to women by all kinds of nasty names), racist (openly refers to all people of color by the N word), who blames his lack of success on “Obama Policies”, minorities, and women.
“Why is Washington nearly the most regressive state when it comes to taxes?”
Because dirt bag, freeloading Republicans will not support a state income tax.
@CarDriver perhaps I am misunderstanding what you are saying, but are you calling people who comment that there should be no right turn here vigilantes? If so, are people who do not make a right on red there because they are uncomfortable with the awkwardness of the intersection vigilantes as well?
Newnative, if they bother you, don’t look directly at them. Do what drivers are supposed to do when an oncoming car has their highbeams on, look towards the right edge of the lane. Or, in a pedestrians case, look towards the right side of the side walk an wait the few seconds until it passes. Cyclists (and walkers, runners) are not intentionally trying to cause you any harm, only using every tool available to keep inattentive or distracted drivers from killing us.
Any thoughts on why the city ignores their own leash laws??
The police have more important things to do, like dealing with real crime.
Seeing more bikes with flashing strobe lights. According to a past Seattle Times “traffic lab” article these are illegal-they gave the smc#. Also there are helmet laws. Why does the city ignore?
Question for the bike riders: if you don’t like these laws why aren’t you working to change them?
Why would I waste energy trying to change a law that an already overburdened police force is never going to enforce? Also, I’m going to continue to shine my annoyingly bright helmet mounted stobing light at approaching cars. Why? It gets their attention when they are distracted texting, puting on makeup, reading the paper and drinking their 600 calorie lattes when considering making a left turning in front of me.
Mark nailed it. Your entitlement to ride on the trail as you see fit ends where the safety and wellbeing of pedestrians begins.
There is an inherent risk with cycling in a urban environment. If you think riding on Harbor Ave and Alki Ave bad, how do you handle riding downtown or elsewhere? If you feel unsafe riding in the street, use your legal right to take the lane. Thats what I do on around Alki to avoid being doored by people exiting there vehicles and to control the traffic behind me. If that isn’t a viable solution for you, then perhaps you need to reevaluate your choice of having a bike as your primary source of transportation.
Blaming dogs, kids and women with strollers is weak.
As someone who rides everyday, I think you are severely misinformed. The Alki Trail is a multi-use trail, not a bike trail. As such, you are required to yield to pedestrians, even if what they do pisses you off. It is not a place for hard charging. If you want to ride 20 mph, ride in the street with the rest of us. Your rant is nothing but an entitled whine that makes cyclisst sounds like jerks.
@EdSane as Job pointed out, it appears you fall back on the rule of law when unlawful behavior affects you. Your unlawfully behavior (deploying illegal fireworks in a densely poupulated area) could easily cause signicant property damage or worse and I find it laughable that you come on here and criticize cyclist for minor traffic infractions. Perhaps their should be some kind of licensing requirement to buy and deploy fireworks so that when someones house is burned down the responsible party can be held accountable.
To your point though, I’m sure you wouldn’t intentionally shoot fireworks at my house, and I apologize for saying that.
This morning on my bike commute to downtown, an asian male in his early to mid 30’s driving a white jeep cherokee/grand cherokee (didn’t get his plate #) got pissed that I took the lane riding down Avalon. I was keeping pace with traffic, so I don’t know what his issue was. He dicided to pass me on the short stretch of Yancy between Avalon and Andover, needing to speed (my speedometer was reading 27), go head on to oncoming traffic, and slam on his brakes at the bottom of the hill when he got to the queue at the stop sign. I caught up to him at the light of Andover and Delridge and gave him an earful (no cursing) about his stupid, dangerous move to get no further ahead and just sit in more traffic. Of course he waited until the light changed, and as he was driving on Delridge towards the bridge, rolled down his window and yelled “stay left a**hole.”
Hopefully the coward will man up and come on here to explain/justify his actions, but I’m not holding my breath. He’s probably still sitting in traffic.
Unforntunately I did not have my helmet camera with me today, it would have been a nice video to share. Moving forward, I think I’m going to update this thread (or start a new one with a more catchy subject line) with a video link each time a driver endangers me or another cyclist. I need to limit the scope to just that, because posting video everytime a driver endangers a pedestrian or another driver would be a full time job.
- This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by TSurly.
I was thinking the same thing but didn’t bring it up. I better be careful not to upset him, he may start sending motars and bottle rockets over my house.
No I don’t because it’s impracticable, and I say that as someone who also drives a car. Would you also propose going after every 5 to 15 year old who rides their Huffy on a public street?
@EdSane there are a**holes everywhere, in cars and on bikes. Current state law does not require bicycles to be licensed, and until it does, please stop using that tired argument. The bottom line is when a cyclist makes a dangerous or illegal maneuver on the road, they are often held accountable by having the fear of god struck in them, road rash, broken bones or worse. The choice to do something stupid on a bike has nothing to do with anonymity. It is the same bad decision that someone chooses to do behind the wheel of a car.
I agree Ed. Having a helmet camera on while I ride my bike is the best way to capture license plates and faces when drivers do dangerous things. It’s amazing how fast a driver’s behavior changes when they realize they’re being recorded.
It takes a lot of gall to want nice things but then get bent out of shape when you have to pay for them.
As for the complaining about a directors salary range, what do you think it takes to run a utility that provides and maintains some of the most vital infrastructure in a major US city? A position like that demands 24 hours per day/ seven days per week, 365 days per year dedication and responsiveness.
Perhaps you should look at what you are getting before you decide to bash it. You could also move somewhere else that does not value public health, environmental protection, and sustainability; I hear Flint, MI may be good for that.