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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Morning News: Courts, Cops, Kings, and Morrissey

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An Amicus Brief for the History Books: Both Eli and Dan report below on the letter submitted to the Supreme Court by 75 prominent Republicans "arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry."

Wondering Why Cops Were Swarming Bellevue Ave Last Night? SPD tweets about it: "Officers respond to 1700 Blk Bellevue for argument between roommates. One threatened other w/ gun, shot fired into ceiling. Suspect arrested."

Well, There's a Headline: "SPD monitor asks city to pay for his cable bill, meals and booze." Take it away, KOMO:

Since starting the job, [Merrick] Bobb's spending habits have raised eyebrows. He has turned in receipts for expensive dinners at top restaurants that cost $113, $92 and $191. He has also turned in receipts for his monthly cable bill, an Egyptian cotton pillow case and alcohol. While no one blames Bobb for having expensive tastes, few seem happy that he's asking taxpayers to foot the bill.

Those Weird Gray Nudie-Pic Machines at Sea-Tac: They "should be gone by mid-April, according to a staff memo sent to Port of Seattle commissioners on Sunday."

Sacramento Wants to Keep Its Kings: In a counteroffer to the Seattle bid, private investors promise to build a new arena in Sacramento.

Weigh In Here: Will you pay the Seattle Times $4 a week to read it on the web?

America Looks Dumb, the World Laughs: The Guardian is now live-blogging our political and budgetary disaster. "Good morning and welcome to our live blog coverage of the sequester. Just three days to go now until the axe falls."

Speaking of Sequestration: House Speaker John Boehner tells the Senate to "get off their ass."

A Blizzard in the Heartland: A writer in the bathroom? "Gobs of wet, heavy snow plopped to the ground early Tuesday in the Kansas City area," begins CNN.

So Does He Get to Keep the Hat? The Vatican explains what the pope's new title, outfit, and jewelry will be after he quits.

Ohhhh, Morrissey. He just really loves ducks, okay?


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Fnarf 1
Bobb needs to be fired. Not only for our sake but for future customers of his who might like to see what kind of bullshit he almost got away with at his old job.
Posted by Fnarf on February 26, 2013 at 9:10 AM · Report this
My comment in response to article Seattle 5th Best Place to Work

Seattle's a good place to work and not much else. Terrible weather, over priced real estate, morbid social scene. It's more like a giant oil rig than a city. Best to sock it away and buy a retirement condo in paradise.…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 26, 2013 at 9:34 AM · Report this
Gern Blanston 3
Lord love a duck!
Posted by Gern Blanston on February 26, 2013 at 10:18 AM · Report this
"House Speaker John Boehner ...",

the ultimate slacker who washed out of US Navy boot camp, forever complaining about his aching back (the usual slacker/malingerer's complaint to avoid military service - - unlike Ted Nugent, who crapped and pissed on himself to avoid military service during the draft), is requesting someone else to get off their ass?????????

Most important article of the month, and a geniuinely interesting web site:…

(You may be interested in the sociologist Darwin Bond-Grahamp's articles on "Pueblo Lands" - most informative and revealing.)

Posted by sgt_doom on February 26, 2013 at 10:35 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 5
Is that Cantor in the orange tie in the Guardian's picture? Is he some kind of dwarf? Either those are the shortest arms in Congress, or that perspective is really weird.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 26, 2013 at 10:55 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 6
"That's a pretty bad name: sequester."

I could do without the POTUS channeling Fred Rodgers.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on February 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Here's a nugget buried in the KOMO story with controversy over what expenses of Merick Bob's are elligible for reimbursement:

While explaining the receipts, Bobb questioned the police department's progress.

"I'm not certain that we can currently say we are getting cooperation from the city regarding the monitoring or movement toward full and effective implementation of the consent degree," he said in an email.
Posted by Phil M on February 26, 2013 at 1:00 PM · Report this
Anna wrote, "Those Weird Gray Nudie-Pic Machines at Sea-Tac: They `should be gone by mid-April, according to a staff memo sent to Port of Seattle commissioners on Sunday.' That's misleading. There are two types of "nudie-pic" machines that are used to perform electronic strip searches (i.e., to look under people's clothing) at Sea-Tac. Only one type ("backscatter imaging") are being removed. The other ("millimeter wave") will remain. People exercising their right to transit through the navigable airways via common carrier will still be subjected to either A) a look under their clothing with the nude-o-scope, or B) a law-enforcement-style body search during which an airport security guard runs his or her hands up and down the search subject's body, pressing into crotches and lifting breasts.
Posted by Phil M on February 26, 2013 at 1:10 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 9
My most fervent wish (and it will never come true) is for the world's media to stop covering the Vatican and start treating it like the over-privileged, irrelevant sideshow/circus that it is. In other words, just stop covering it. Man, I could go...well, forever without getting the latest updates from El Papa and the Boys.

If they want press, let 'em start their own cable channel. Just leave me out of it. I don't give a fuck about who the Pope is or who the next one is going to be. But give those who care an all Vatican/all the time channel where they can get caught up. Maybe part of the day it could be a Vatican shopping channel selling statues and crucifixes and Papal ring knock-offs and Prada slippers just like what the Pope wears.
Posted by Bauhaus I on February 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM · Report this

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