I don't know what exactly the staff at the Times is getting out of these insane endorsements, but their credibility is now zero.
They don't even read their own damn paper.
I'm pretty sure the P-I endorsed this as well.
They endorsed MCMORRIS?!?!?!?! Are you kidding me??
I've got a raging clue.
I wish the times was more metronatural.
Maybe the Sonics will take The Times to Oklahoma City.
For a town that was founded on the availability of hookers, and was sustained for decades by the taxes paid by "seamstresses", and eventually beat out the corporately-prefered Tacoma as the "Queen City" because of our prostitutes, I find this pretty damn embarrassing.
Let the boys see some titties up close and personal. Let them have a lap dance if they want. And let them have a drink while doing it.
Lou Graham and John Pinnell are spining in their graves.
The staff at the Times is clearly in need of an extra long, extra close lap dance. Perhaps The Stranger and club owners could spring for a few dancers to pay them a visit.
Holy crap, I want that cop's job! Man, I've heard of some great careers - video game tester, those guys who made robots and then battled them on TV, beer taster - but getting paid by the city to enjoy $10,000 worth of lap dances? Nothing comes close.
Speaking of lap dances, anyone here ever been to The Sands in Ballard? Is that place any good?
Did the cop beat off or have sex before each time he got lap-dances so as not to ´react´ to the dances? Would a ´reaction´ be a kind of entrapment of the dancer? Was he paid for the time he had sex/beat off prior to the visits or was that on personal time? Maybe the cop was a woman in disguise or wore special equipment to conceal possible engorgement.
These are the kind of ridiculous and inappropriate questions that are begged by the government butting in where they have no fucking business. Electeds of Seattle: Do something for poor kids or address global warming or something, ya morons.
To be fair, a good amount of the blame for this is to be laid at the feet of Seattle's Neo-Liberals.
I remember listening to a show on KUOW a few years back when Strippergate happened. They interviewed one of the reporters from the Stranger (maybe Eli?) who was taking a somewhat moderate, normal person's stand, when a shrieking harpie called in and went on a tangent about the strip clubs, and how can't she drive her daughter past one (the implied message being that a girl sees a strip club, a girl becomes a stripper) and ended the call with her shrieking that the reporter and the KUOW person should be ashamed of themselves.
Crap. Pure crap. She's probably one of those people who would bore you to death with storied about her trip to Amsterdam.
Neo-liberals? Damn those free markets!
The Times should worry less about the difference between lap dancing and prostitution, and more about the difference between journalism and prostitution.
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