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Friday, March 22, 2013

The Best of Slog: Syphilis, Pot, and 50 Shades of Seattle Pride

Posted by on Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 5:03 PM

Of Seattle, By Seattle, For Seattle: Should the city demand that construction companies only hire local workers? And should we get over ourselves and embrace growth?

Footloose Meets the Boston Tea Party: On April 1st, nightclubs are staging a dance-in on the steps of the Capitol Building to protest the dance tax.

Because You Don't Want a Sick Waiter: Why restaurant workers deserve health care like everyone else.

Speaking of Health Care: A Gig Harbor hospital called the cops on a patient because he was carrying a (totally legal) amount of weed.

How About You Stop Raping People, Rapists? Did you read Megan Seling's post about the Stubenville rapists? You should.

Dog Bites Man: Seattle Times makes an error, can't really admit that they made an error.

Let's Roll Out the Welcome Wagon: Someone just moved to town and he wants to complain about how we do everything. Also, a Seattleite wonders "why can't I see the Space Needle?"

The Republicans Had a Stupid-Off and Everyone Won: Last weekend was packed with racism and Sarah Palin and Rand Paul.

A Confederacy of Bounces: Who said it: Ignatius Reilly or Gwyneth Paltrow?

A Wonderful Discussion About Cloris Leachman's Stage-Two Syphilis: Slog's inaugural Netflix Streaming Movie Club discussed Someone I Touched. On Monday, we will discuss The Imposter, but for right now, please enjoy this highlight reel of Someone I Touched.

 

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Last of the Time Lords 1
Dance clubs should pay their taxes like everyone else should. Who opens a business and doesn't research what taxes that they need to pay to the DOR?
Posted by Last of the Time Lords on March 22, 2013 at 5:46 PM · Report this
Tacoma Traveler 2
1,

A) it is unethical to tax those who have no money, as you endanger their survival. It is more ethical to tax those whose wealth will never leave them unable to meet basic needs. Dancing is a low-cost form of entertainment. Since the poor are more likely to pursue lower cost entertainment (they're excluded from high cost entertainment), a tax on dancing is a regressive tax.

B) It is better to tax behavior that you wish to discourage. Taxes on cigarettes, alcohol, pot, environmental degradation, prostitution, sugar, salt, all those make sense. Dancing is kinda something we should encourage; it is good exercise, harms nobody, and brings pleasure to all.

Therefore,

A tax on dancing is a poor decision.
Posted by Tacoma Traveler on March 22, 2013 at 6:44 PM · Report this
Bauhaus I 3
Man: You got yourself a case of VD.

Girl: You're putting me on.

Man: Yeah. How'd you know? (chuckle) I love hitting the beach with my clipboard telling people they have syphilis. The look in their eyes is just priceless.

I suppose this TV movie at the time was intended - maybe? - as a public service to inform. Or maybe some greasy old producer got his rocks off thinking about youthful discharge, but they should really change the title of films like this - films that have outlived their usefulness. Here's my suggestion for this one:

Betty Lou, Could You Relieve Me at the Switchboard? - My Tampon is Just Soaked!
Posted by Bauhaus I on March 22, 2013 at 11:26 PM · Report this
rootwinterguard 4
Holy fuck. Garak is the VD inspector!?!
Posted by rootwinterguard http://www.askanatheist.tv on March 23, 2013 at 9:26 AM · Report this

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