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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bellevue Watch

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blackhook 1
Bellevue is a scary place ...super-sized shopping malls & gargantuan office buildings, no street life, upscale gated communities, upscale uppity residents, hateful right-wing community "leaders", no parks, soul-numbing sterile atmosphere.

Stay away if you value your sanity. If you must go, please be careful!
Posted by blackhook on January 10, 2013 at 5:26 PM · Report this
ScandalMgr 2
#1 described "Kemper Freeman-ville" Its where Truman was raised.

Whats with the Thomas-Kincaide-Of-Glass (aka Chihuly) picture? The abandoned shopping cart is missing.
Posted by ScandalMgr on January 10, 2013 at 5:34 PM · Report this
biffp 3
People aren't talking about diversity all day like Seattle where people think different outside appearance is diverity (sort of like a Benneton ad of the 80s), but there is some mixing of people from around the world in Bellevue. Most of them work at Microsoft and shop at the mall, but maybe we'll get some stores and restaurants and culture.
Posted by biffp on January 10, 2013 at 5:37 PM · Report this
Really? Have you ever been to Bellevue, blackhook? We have tons of parks, modest working-class neighborhoods, public art, ethnic diversity, and 3 elected Democratic legislators. We are part of the majority-minority 9th Congressional District and are a majority-minority school district. Get a grip and get your facts right.
Posted by LizK on January 10, 2013 at 5:43 PM · Report this
Posted by Totalpukoid on January 10, 2013 at 5:51 PM · Report this
originalcinner 6
Bellevue. Responsible for electing Rodney Tom.
Posted by originalcinner on January 10, 2013 at 5:58 PM · Report this
@2 Thomas-Kincade-of-Glass is the best description of Dave Chihuly I've ever read. It describes all that's wrong with him in a little nutshell.
Posted by floater on January 10, 2013 at 6:06 PM · Report this
@4: I commute to and work in Bellevue daily and I don't see what you are talking about.
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on January 10, 2013 at 6:06 PM · Report this
yes, that is criminal.
Posted by gracey on January 10, 2013 at 6:27 PM · Report this
TVDinner 10
Oooooo! Candy!
Posted by TVDinner http:// on January 10, 2013 at 7:17 PM · Report this
@4, public art? Where are the offbeat art galleries? Where's the experimental theater? Where are the underground rock clubs? No El Corazon or Neumos type locations for music?

As @1 said, a lot of souless steel and glass office buildings that match the character of the residents.
Posted by neo-realist on January 10, 2013 at 7:42 PM · Report this
Look Bellevue is in the burbs its where you live once you settled down, not a place when your are 20.

But nothing scary about it and plenty of Democrats there, real ones not like Tom.
Posted by Seattle14 on January 10, 2013 at 7:47 PM · Report this
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@11 But you're more than happy to insist they be taxes to pay for your so-called 'experimental theatre', ie. failed theatre.
Posted by Shame your arts have no patrons on January 10, 2013 at 7:52 PM · Report this
I'm 31 and "settled down" in Seattle. Fuck the burbs.
Posted by Nic in Greenlake on January 10, 2013 at 7:54 PM · Report this
fletc3her 16
The glass herpes are spreading.
Posted by fletc3her on January 10, 2013 at 8:12 PM · Report this
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care bear 20
Diversity is not the only thing that makes a city a nice place to be.
Posted by care bear on January 10, 2013 at 8:27 PM · Report this
"Diversity is not the only thing that makes a city a nice place to be."

I'll pay you $50 to print that on a t-shirt and walk around Seattle for a week wearing it.
Posted by Call it "Seattle's motto" on January 10, 2013 at 8:32 PM · Report this
@17, Bellevue is just as white as Seattle, as a matter of fact whiter. The Asians blend in well with the white square Bellevue residents (honorary defacto white people). But more importantly, Seattle has more than 3 times the African American residents that Bellevue has, giving it for all intents and purposes, more cultural diversity.
Posted by neo-realist on January 10, 2013 at 8:34 PM · Report this
@18 weren't they both from the CD? Might explain why Kemper doesn't want Sound Transit to build the train to Bellevue.
Posted by Make it easier to Sound Thuggit to Bellevue on January 10, 2013 at 8:35 PM · Report this
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@24, I should have added that some of the Asians I've known in the Seattle area were some of the most racist people I've known as far as their views on African Americans, more so than some of the local white people. So you can say that even though they are non-white, many share a stronger identification with the views of the racist power structure including beliefs in stereotypes regarding African Americans.
Posted by neo-realist on January 10, 2013 at 8:50 PM · Report this
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@ 15 Not for everyone sure but for me I love Seattle now in my 20s but I feel suburbs are better for families, safer, cleaner, etc.
Posted by Seattle14 on January 10, 2013 at 9:09 PM · Report this
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@11 Well, there's Open Satellite.... oh wait. Well, at least there's the Museum of Doll Art... oh, fuck. Well............ there's two giant slices of human head outside the Library. There you go.
Posted by K on January 10, 2013 at 9:29 PM · Report this
@26 I'm married, own a house and have a 1-year old daughter. I was born and raised in the South King County suburbs and had a great childhood, but I'm totally psyched to raise her in the city.
Posted by Nic in Greenlake on January 10, 2013 at 9:41 PM · Report this
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I feel kind of sorry for the technicians who do Chihuly's work for him and have to do it in exactly his style. They must get really sick of it.
Posted by sarah70 on January 10, 2013 at 10:42 PM · Report this
Mike Force 35
Congrats Grant, on starting a race war with your provocative photo of glass.
Posted by Mike Force on January 10, 2013 at 11:14 PM · Report this
pfffter 36
@2 there are no abandoned shopping carts in Bellevue! Duh!
Posted by pfffter on January 11, 2013 at 5:49 AM · Report this
kittenalarm 37
I'm Mexican and work in a Bellevue office. I'm treated like a novelty. "Oh hey, you're not in a kitchen! You speak English! Haha, WEIRD."
Posted by kittenalarm on January 11, 2013 at 6:51 AM · Report this
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biffp 39
Love all the pulled comments, and this isn't even a Mudede post. Well done Grant.
Posted by biffp on January 11, 2013 at 10:05 AM · Report this
The Dopest 40
Holy shit guys, it's Bellevue. Pick your fucking battles.

(p.s. every condo that doesn't go up on the eastside goes up on the former site of the funhouse instead.)
Posted by The Dopest on January 11, 2013 at 11:10 AM · Report this
Unregistered User 41
a) Seattle isn't very diverse overall despite some very diverse neighborhoods and b) living in Seattle or Bellevue (or any other place) doesn't magically make you more or less cool, progressive, hip or diverse.

At least you can all join together in making fun of the rest of the state.
Posted by Unregistered User on January 11, 2013 at 2:28 PM · Report this
JF 42
@22 You don't know what the word "fact" means and that's too bad.
Posted by JF on January 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM · Report this
Bellevue has no parks? It has 77 parks, mostly pristine. Bellevue is no Seattle in many ways, but it has parks galore.
Posted by Joshua Wilson on January 11, 2013 at 7:06 PM · Report this
blackhook 44
It's not so hard: Bellevue has no parks in its anti-human downtown - and it has exactly *zero* waterfront parks.
Posted by blackhook on January 12, 2013 at 4:02 AM · Report this

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