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Ugh. Self righteous idiots with views. Since they almost never figure out who does this crap, they should just fine/sue the whole damn neighborhood.

Posted by seattle98104 | June 18, 2007 8:16 AM


Posted by Mr. Poe | June 18, 2007 8:24 AM

Out of Context Theatre: Last night I listened to red-headed stepchild Erin Hart on 710-KIRO. You thought that KIRO had given Hart a well-deserved boot to the head or boot to the ass? You thought you'd never again have to reach thru the radio to bitch slap the sniveling snarling groveling whining little bitch? Wrong.

She's back, vamping as a bald stealth tranny. She's posing as somebody or something called "David Goldstein," but it's fartin' Hart for sure. I'd know that PMS screech anywhere.

Her third-hour, however, was pretty good, something about our animal companions being poisoned by Red Chinese capitalism and conservatism. Also us.

Capitalists and conservatives want us and our doggies to die, probably so we can't buy their stuff. They resist regulation so they can poison our kibbles and kill our teeth.

For the first time ever, Hart's right. Until last week, the Lutheran Compass Center, a compassion station for Seattle's poor, dispensed white death: AmerFresh toothpaste made in China, a paste for which the magic whitening brightening ingredient may be diethylene glycol antifreeze ... according to the usual unreliable sources: NPR, FDA, Erin Goldy Hart.

Wouldn't it be useful if Hart or one of The Stranger's month-of-heathens writers did something useful for a change? If maybe they pulled their little heads out of the communion cups to find out whether, indeed, AmerFresh is poison? To find out if Sanctuary City is subsidizing LCC and other do-good venues to poison Seattle citizens and "citizens"? To find out what hot-rod Greg Nickels will do to determine if Seattle's deserving poor deserved to clean their teeth with Seattle-subsidized renal shutdown and liver failure?

(As for being killed by conservatism, I and many others were almost killed by Bill Clinton and Democrat liberalism when we ingested E-Coli 0157 with our well-regulated, made-by-American-hippies, organic, cow-shit Odwalla. Mmmm mmm. Those were the days, Erin. Or "David.")

Posted by Better Here Than There | June 18, 2007 8:40 AM

The dumb-ass things people do to trees never fail to amaze me. Even professional arborists (or at least people who accept money to do dumb-ass things to trees) can do some really stupid crap.

Posted by Levislade | June 18, 2007 9:09 AM

Or better yet, the city should spike all trees deemed protected. That'll teach these dumbfucks a quick lesson.

Posted by seattle98104 | June 18, 2007 9:17 AM

It seems like it would be pretty easy to figure out who illegally topped those trees in West Seattle, because itís not like the loggers work for free. Canít they subpoena the bank and credit card records of the handful of homeowners who now have much improved views? If they donít see a check or credit card charge, then maybe a large cash withdrawal might identify the perp.
What about telephone records? I haven't watched 500 years of Law and Order for nothing.

Posted by Original Andrew | June 18, 2007 9:19 AM

What I learned form watching L&O is always check for semen.

Posted by elswinger | June 18, 2007 9:35 AM

Here's hoping Bill Richardson's gamble pays off. He's a long shot, but a guy can dream, right?

Also, Howard Stern had Michael Moore on this morning. Great stuff.

Posted by Mike in MO | June 18, 2007 9:46 AM

Aren't West Seattle residents getting their fill of the view from the viaduct?

Posted by keshmeshi | June 18, 2007 10:12 AM

I am wondering what the secret screening was this weekend at SIFF. Was it Sicko, like predicted? Anyone go?

Posted by Original Monique | June 18, 2007 10:32 AM

I didn't go because I figured Annie was right. I don't want to watch that tub of lard for two hours. No thanks.

Posted by Mr. Poe | June 18, 2007 10:53 AM

nice burn, keshmeshi.

i just had a 4-story house built in my view. do those loggers also do demo work "when no one is around"? i need a story taken off.

Posted by maxsolomon | June 18, 2007 12:13 PM

The city should erect giant scaffolds with banners reading "topping trees for your view is a crime", scaled to the exact height of the cut trees, facing the neighbors who cut them, and leave it there until new doug firs grow back, say 50 years or so.

Posted by Fnarf | June 18, 2007 12:37 PM

as an educated horticulturist who knows how to prune CORRECTLY (and someone who admires cass turnbull/plant amnesty to no end) i second fnarf's suggestion @13 - make those fuckers pay.

too often i am somewhere around town only to see horridly pruned trees...enough so that i've often dreamed of a way to hang a permanent sign on the glorified stumps left behind that says something to the effect of 'thanks for murdering me. please put me out of my misery and re-plant a new tree who won't end up pruned like me.' ...if there's anyone out there who has any great ideas on how to do this inconspicuously, let me know.

oh and for those who need images rather than words to show what goes on:

plant amnesty's bad pruning gallery is here.

Posted by jezbian | June 18, 2007 1:28 PM

Fnarf, that is freakin' brilliant. How do we make it happen?

Posted by Levislade | June 18, 2007 1:44 PM

If they just gave us a bounty of half the property taxes for each illegal tree cutter property owner turned in who did it, and tripled the tree cutter property taxes, that might be way more effective.

Especially if it was splashed on the front pages of the papers and on TV ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | June 18, 2007 1:52 PM

Eli, ECB has sort of raised the Morning News ante. We need a photo and a recipe every morning...

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | June 18, 2007 2:06 PM

I wonder if Gore will get in if Hillary continues to keep well ahead of Obama. There is some talk that could be the case.

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