Yikes. The US Navy is moving a guided-missle destroyer, the USS McCain, to waters off the coast of the Korean peninsula, as the North Koreans threaten to restart their nuclear program. Not that we stand a chance against their superior Photoshop skills.
Whatever. Gubernatorial loser Rob McKenna has an op-ed in the Seattle Times about saving the GOP or something. Can't be bothered to go around the paywall in order to read it, but maybe somebody with a digital subscription can tell me what he says?
Bipartisanship. Several New York City politicians, including a state senator and a councilman, were arrested on bribery charges in an alleged plot to buy a Democrat's way onto the mayoral ballot as a Republican. Oh God Seattle politics is soooo boring.
Lazy foreigners. Euro zone unemployment reached a record high 12 percent in February. Hey, Europe: How's that austerity working out for you?
Lazy immigrants. Applications for H-1B visas will exceed the quota of 65,000 within days of the application period opening, the earliest time the quota has been reached since 2008. Cheaper than educating our own workers, I guess.
Don't hold your breath. State Senate Republicans were expected to unveil their budget proposal today. No link. I just hear that Rodney Tom is finding it difficult to "lead" his "majority," so don't expect to see a budget today.
They got a Basketball Jones, oh baby. Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Executive Dow Constantine are in New York City today to help Chris Hansen make his pitch to NBA owners to approve his bid to purchase the Sacramento Kings and move them to Seattle.
I have no idea who this dead person is, but it was at the top of Google News so I figured it was important. "Buckwild" star Shain Gandee, 21, was found dead along with two other men, in a Ford Bronco at the end of a long dirt Kentucky road.