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Is Brian Weinstein hot? Because hot mildly retarded guys turn my crank.

Posted by Frank Sinatra's Reanimated Corpse | March 1, 2008 12:45 PM

This has nothing to do with me. Poopsies!

Posted by mister po' | March 1, 2008 12:48 PM

Being sexy (and acknowledged as sexy) shouldn't/doesn't diminish a woman's professional savvy, dedication to the good fight, or her power to do meaningful, smart work.

Posted by Katelyn | March 1, 2008 12:53 PM

Nice triple post in the original thread, Senator Oversensitive. Perhaps you might learn how this whole Internets thing works before shooting your fucking mouth off- Josh isn't our Dad (though he could probably be Mr. Poe's sugar daddy...)

Posted by Big Sven | March 1, 2008 12:55 PM


No, he couldn't.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 1, 2008 12:58 PM

Why can't every single anonymous, unaccountable internet post be nice? Why?

Posted by elenchos | March 1, 2008 1:03 PM

Some comment sites are casual, others formal - this one is not formal, sir

The testy legislator from Mercer Island is simply very up tight - oh well ... and how could Josh know his prude index rating?

Glad the Lobbyist lady does good work, so do hundreds of others in Olympia, many UNPAID ... session after session

Josh has a crush on her or she would be ignored

Posted by Adam | March 1, 2008 1:10 PM

Big Sven @4!! That was harsh. I'm gonna write my local legislative representative and see if he can write you a letter that would whip you back into shape.

Posted by Katelyn | March 1, 2008 1:31 PM

Heh Heh, he said "fist"...

Posted by ecce homo | March 1, 2008 1:33 PM

Interesting how a LONG list of legislative trivia is more important than transportation, taxes, or education.

Olympia is full of ego and hot air.

Sad. There is work to be done.


Well, not God. Duped voters will have to do the forgiving.

Posted by Essex | March 1, 2008 1:37 PM

Whoa, wait a minute...she's cute? She's sexy? I'm re-arranging my return flight through Oly - where do I pick up my press pass?

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on Molokai | March 1, 2008 1:51 PM

Sigh. It's pretty frustrating that the minute you recognize the work a young woman does, the predictable and dull reactions follow: cat calls; speculation that the news editor has a crush on her; and the compound double reverse backlash that slams someone like Sen. Weinstein when he tries to remind readers about her work.

No shit Sherlock. Obviously Kim Justice is good looking—you'd have to be blind as a bat not to see that. (And Katelyn @3 is right that saying so doesn't diminish Justice's work. And it's probably even fun and flattering for Justice to hear).

But Weinstein is right to call bullshit on some of the boorish comments and remind people that Justice was getting a shout out from Slog for a great session.

It was inspiring to see Justice—a young, lesbian progressive—beating the standard issue corporate lobbyists on one of the centerpiece bills of the session.

Posted by Josh Feit | March 1, 2008 1:56 PM

Hmm, will obviously not be getting a press pass from you anytime soon. Maybe Keenan Hollihan can help.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | March 1, 2008 2:17 PM


Josh, if you don't want catcalls and trolls and pointless crap on your blog, talk to your management as to why they can't register user accounts. Or hide posts from everyone but the person who posted them, like

It's like having no public bathrooms for miles and then "calling bullshit" on homeless people pissing on the ground. Hello, reality!

The Slog has a technical problem. An infrastructure problem. If you can't fix that, at least learn enough about the Internet to realize that posting letters complaining about internet trolls is nothing more than feeding the trolls.

If you feed the trolls, you own the trolls. Don't complain to me about your trolls. Their yours, not mine.

Posted by elenchos | March 1, 2008 3:08 PM

Josh, stuff a sock in it. Katelyn's comment at 3 might as well have ended the thread, but since it didn't, her goes:

You posted a picture of her because she's beautiful, and you wondered how people might react in the comments. You wanted more, so you posted another lovely picture of her (and a tiny note about her achievements which, at 29 and still in school, make me feel like a total loser).

I don't think any of us are leaping to unfounded conclusions given who you are, what you care about, and your reputation around town by concluding that you are sexually infatuated by this person whose image you cannot stop posting to slog.

In closing, I hope that when I start doing Big Things, people think that I am both smart AND sexy. I don't pay that gym membership for nothin'.

Posted by moobs | March 1, 2008 3:19 PM

Just as there will always be obnoxious comments on blogs that allow anonymous posting, there will always be people there to express how shocked - shocked! - they are at the existence of obnoxious comments on blogs that allow anonymous posting.

Posted by tsm | March 1, 2008 3:19 PM

Trolls? I don't see any trolls here. Except maybe in your own mind. And elenchos' mind, of course, but he seems to have a demonstrable track record of manufacturing demons crawling out from under the woodwork. Go back on your medication folks - both of you - and lighten the fuck up.

Posted by Igor | March 1, 2008 3:31 PM

Just how much can we say about a stranger who is paid well, and does her job well - HERE, Julie who is not related to me, ask for a bonus, you seemingly did a great job. Charge MORE next session. Do not use Josh from the Stranger as a reference, after all.

Is she running for office? Then she would be really public - lets' encourage her to move to Mercer Island and run for the soon to be empty senate seat

As far a being Lesbian, well, Josh there are about 50,00 Lesbians in the 5 mile area around your offices - surprise - but I bet she gets a lot of dates from your personal classified

And the guy from Mercer Island is retiring - good riddance - who needs a scold? Lighten up Brian, we all know you want her .... after all, this is SLOG not the blog of the stiff necked prudes and humorless dried up old men from Oly

Posted by Barnes | March 1, 2008 3:34 PM

Josh and Senator Weinstein are right. You people are boors.

Posted by Fnarf | March 1, 2008 3:43 PM

Katelyn's right @3.

And stop saying mean things about ECB, Barnes ...

Posted by Will in Seattle | March 1, 2008 3:43 PM

Why thank you, ST, that's the biggest compliment I've had all week. Hey, weren't the Boors Afrikaans? Racist.

Posted by Shrek | March 1, 2008 3:53 PM

fanarf want her to

geez, how booring

Posted by Oscar | March 1, 2008 3:57 PM

Katelyn@8: not my legislative representative! I'll be good- I promise!

elenchos, as usual, is right. It is disingenuous of the Stranger staffers to create an anonymous comment board and then whine when people act like anonymous smart asses.

Although I would tell Brian Weinstein that he's an oversensitive twee to his face.

The funniest thing is that only one comment about Kim Justice seemed, to my jaded eye, beyond the bounds of propriety- 43 out of 44 were respectful. Probably a record at the SLOG.

Posted by Big Sven | March 1, 2008 4:09 PM

OK, into the fray with another "nice" post this week (geezus, what's wrong with me--TWO nice posts in the same week?)

Kim J is completely, thoroughly cuter than cute. And this, as I've said before, coming from a big ol' homo.

Her record is impressive and worthy of commendation. You all should be proud she's "on our side." And by "our" I don't mean G/L...I mean reasonable people who've actually given some thought to issues and decided to take a stand.

Good for you, Kim Justice. You deserve the recognition. Keep fighting for what's right!

Posted by Wolf | March 1, 2008 4:11 PM

Well, I for one, thought that I phrased my expression of lust for her in a most respectful, honoring sort of way. So, whatevs.


Posted by violet_dagrinder | March 1, 2008 5:08 PM

I'm sorry, can you say that again? I got stuck at "fist and glove"...

Posted by Yes | March 1, 2008 6:47 PM

Who doesn't trust a real smile?

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | March 1, 2008 7:19 PM

If it makes Senator Weinstein feel any better, I didn't think she was especially cute.

Posted by Chris in Tampa | March 1, 2008 8:55 PM

Boors : picture of hot chick on blog :: flies : shit

Pathetic but true wherever there's a hottie and a comment section. Don't like it, don't post the pic.

Posted by shub-negrorath | March 1, 2008 9:02 PM

Her "heroic achievements as a lobbyist." Wow. Excuse me while I spend the next 10 minutes laughing about that statement.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | March 1, 2008 9:30 PM

I have only one thing to say to all of you, Josh and the Senator included:


Posted by NapoleonXIV | March 1, 2008 10:35 PM

@12 - I call bullshit. Your second post included a gratuitous and unnecessary picture, which I might add was LARGER than the one you used in the original article.

Since I made the first post in your second article, I will clarify that the person I was objectifying and cat-calling was YOU, not her. All in good fun I might add, and I think you set yourself up. Just my opinion.

Posted by Mahtli69 in Shanghai | March 2, 2008 5:26 AM

This lady is nice looking - but hardly hot. Good on the job, great. Good political operatives make big money if they are good.(hint, the BIG time is in DC)

NW women do not have a good reputation as beauties. You need to come down here to SLC and take a look around.

And spare me the mormon jokes, this city is only about 40 per cent mormon.... and lots of lesbians if that is your thing.

Posted by JOHN IN SLC | March 2, 2008 7:19 AM

josh @12, you get pretty sanctimonious on behalf of women (and most things, actually), but if it had been about a nice-looking guy with a smile like that, the post would have generated all the same comments.

and (speaking of sanctimonious) it would have been good if weinstein had a sense of the slog (and stranger) culture before he weighed in (not that his intentions don't seem honorable). it's got its intellectual seriousness, but it's not like it's the nation or something.

Posted by mks | March 2, 2008 7:34 AM

I'm with Sven @23, I hadn't read the original comments, but after this post I did. They didn't seem that bad for me, with the exception of maybe 2 or 3 of them. Pretty good for Slog. Sure, a bunch of people acknowledged that she is cute (duh), but most did it "fist in glove" with comments on how awesome her activism is. Katelyn @3 has it right..

Posted by Julie | March 2, 2008 10:15 AM

Shouldn't Senator Weinstein be doing his job instead of reading Slog?

Posted by Greg | March 3, 2008 11:52 AM

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