Archive for July 18th, 2015

July 18th, 2015 - 8:27 pm § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS: The Warren McCain Bill?

Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Angus King (I-Maine) have re-introduced what they call the “21st Century Glass-Steagall Act,” a bill that would reintroduce the separation between commercial and investment banking. The bill is aimed at “redu[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 8:08 pm § in The Ave Scene

FYI: Sawant’s $80,000 Charity: Where Does it Go?

Financial data  from her SA Party website. The most obvious question here is what is her total income.  Given her other costs (housing, cabs, food, and travel she is unlikely to be living on $40,000.  One source tells me that she also pays her housemate $25,000.  If that is true, these data say[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 7:50 pm § in Politics

How Republicans compromise …


July 18th, 2015 - 7:46 pm § in Misc.

Of course you can make gasoline from seawater!

All you need is a ship with a big nuclear reactor and someplace to drive the car. (Click here for story.)[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 6:28 pm § in Misc.

Sawant and the mysterious “no address.”

Where does Sawant get her money?  61 % of her contributions comes either from “no address” or outside Seattle.  Out of almost 1300 contributors, only 200 live in District 3![...]

July 18th, 2015 - 3:58 pm § in Misc.

Florida trailer park manager threatens to evict elderly resident for accepting food from church

Pearl Jones, 81, has lived at Caryln Estates Mobile Home Park for 31 years. She owns her trailer, but pays rent for the space. The trailer park was sold last year, and the new owners imposed this rule:  If you accept food donations from a church or food bank, you’re out. So Jones, a widow w[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 2:18 pm § in Uncategorized

Rick Perry shouldn’t be president

Actually, there are lots of reasons, and Mother Jones details some of them here. Among them: He’s been indicted, his administration is marred by scandals, and he’s allowed hundreds of executions, including his disturbing handling of the Cameron Todd Willingham case. In 2011, he slashed h[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 10:37 am § in Misc.

Eid el Fitra Mubarack … عيد سعيد

The Empire State Building is lit in green July 17, 2015 in New York City to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of Ramadan. (AFP PHOTO/BRIGITTE DUSSEAU)[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 10:33 am § in Misc.

Dissing an American Hero

Trump On McCain’s War Record: ‘I Like People Who Weren’t Captured’[...]

July 18th, 2015 - 10:26 am § in The Ave Scene

An Architect From San Francisco Comments of the Unforseen Consequences of Seattle’s Housing Policy.

Maureen Bean Ui Lassig There is FAR more to the issue than just supplying additional dwelling units per acre. The situation here, in the SF Bay Area, is analogous to Seattle’s. We are hemmed in by the coastal hills on one side and the water on the other. All the economically feasible areas hav[...]