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Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Thursday Morning News

Posted by on Thu, Oct 17, 2013 at 8:40 AM

They Figured Out They Fuckin' Lost: Seattle congressional Representative Jim McDermott had predicted Republicans would "fuckin'" lose the fight to shut down the government, retroactively stop Obamacare, and block paying for debts Congress already approved. McDermott was right. Today's cover of the printed New York Times blares: "REPUBLICANS BACK DOWN, ENDING BUDGET CRISIS."

Republicans Literally Drove People Crazy in the Process: A long-time stenographer in the House of Representatives became a woman possessed last night as Congress finally voted to end the government shutdown, screaming that the House was the devil and had been divided. “This is not one nation under God. It never was," yelled the woman whose job it is to be silent from the rostrum. “Praise be to God, Lord Jesus Christ.”

Pot Rules! The state codified long-discussed rules for legal pot growing and retail selling, but the system will hit the ground crawling:

Not everyone thinks this will be enough stores to combat the black market or meet demand. In fact, LCB members have said the first wave of stores will likely only compete for about a quarter of the black and “gray” or medical market, but they hope to get the new system up and running on this smaller scale and then take it up a notch as it stabilizes and the size of the market is better understood.

Cat Lady Taken to Court: An unemployed Ohio woman who is on the verge of losing her apartment pleaded not guilty to charges of stealing $2.87 from a fountain outside a courthouse. But she also allegedly told authorities: "I'm trying to feed myself and I've got four cats I'm raising and I'm trying to feed them."

Can Ed Murray Handle the Truth? New ad from a pro-Murray-for-mayor PAC uses battered women as props in a smear ad against McGinn, claiming the mayor is responsible for an increase of domestic violence crimes and he eliminated the city's domestic-violence prevention program. Actually, DV funding increased under McGinn and the law became stronger to charge more DV cases. This reflects a larger dishonesty problem with the Murray campaign. As we noted in our endorsement of Mayor McGinn, Murray claimed we're having a "public safety crisis" because crime is spiking across the city, when, in fact, crime is down across the city. Murray insisted earlier this year that he opposed new fines for aggressive panhandling—fines that the human rights commission said violated city standards and may be unconstitutional—but now Murray says he might support that sort of law if elected. Murray also said the mayor didn't create the police commission—and that's just untrue. Murray may be an honest man, but you wouldn't know it by watching his campaign.

The Only Way for Mayor McGinn to Get Positive Press in the Seattle Times: He had to buy it. Today his reelection campaign inserted a 12-page booklet into 56,000 copies of the conservative paper, which has spent four years parading hit pieces and editorials that praise things that have gone right at City Hall without giving McGinn credit. The booklet is just as positive as anti-McGinn activists Lynn Thompson's and Frank Blethen's pieces have been negative—read the booklet here.

Call in Stuart Little! A Puyallup woman who already has lots of problems done gone lost her wedding ring.

The Man Who Would Be Mayor: New York City's Anothony Weiner says it would have been oh-so-different if there wasn't a pesky internet for him to send lewd selfies to.

I Love Meagan Hatcher-Mays ‏on Twitter!!!. She tweets, "THIS IS THE METALLICA I HAVE SELECTED FOR TODAY."


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raindrop 27
@26: However, pussy as a reference to a vagina an be taken literally.
Posted by raindrop on October 17, 2013 at 4:24 PM · Report this
venomlash 26
@18: When I say I like to eat pussy, it's figurative, not literal.
Posted by venomlash on October 17, 2013 at 3:23 PM · Report this
seatackled 25
Posted by seatackled on October 17, 2013 at 2:13 PM · Report this
MacCrocodile 24
@21 - I don't know what kind of porn you're watching, but the internet is stuffed full of hos.
Posted by MacCrocodile on October 17, 2013 at 12:57 PM · Report this
Dominic Holden 23
@16) You done gone and learned me on that one.
Posted by Dominic Holden on October 17, 2013 at 11:35 AM · Report this

In the history of the world, and most definitely America, once an individual has been removed by the powers-that-be, assassinated, the next step is to destroy their reputations by any and all means possible.

After the assassination of Alexander Hamilton's son, followed by the murder of Hamilton, himself, his achievements were sullied and credited to others.

If there is an actual "father of this country" it should not be the slave-holder, George Washington, whom Hamilton served as his chief of staff during the Revolutionary War, but the anti-slavery, non-slave holder, Alexander Hamilton, who promoted meritocracy in America (pure anathema to the landed gentry like Adams, Jefferson and Washington).

Hamilton was the first American to introduce a brilliant and far-ranging national industrial plan (his Report on Manufactures) and although rejected by the congress, would later be inexorably enacted over the next hundred years.

It was America's first secretary of the treasury, Alexander Hamilton, who effectively saved America as a country, financially speaking, and it was Adams and Jefferson who would later sell out America to the Bank of England, thus paving the way for the War of 1812!

Just so have the reputations of President John F. Kennedy, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Sen. Bobby Kennedy been severely trashed and revised over the many years after their respective assassinations.

Enough moronic, lazy lackeys who mindlessly follow the manufactured consensus --- or status quo (could mention several members of The Stranger staff at this point) --- repeat such nonsense over and over again.


A perfect illustration of how the Great Reframing takes place on all levels was the recent awarding of the so-called "Nobel prize in economics" --- which has never existed, as no member of the Nobel family has ever endowed such a prize, and the Nobel family officially doesn't recognize the existence of such an object (and have repeatedly requested the American newsy whorescum to call it for what it is: the Swedish Central Banks' Prize in Economics)!

This prize was awarded for a nonexistent work, i.e., a paper on independent stock picking which, to anyone who fully understands the internalization business (whereby the top banks and brokerages buy the vast majority of stock orders, routinely, from the major brokerages such as E*Trade, Schwab, TD i*trade, etc.) and the affiliated HFT, realizes such a thing doesn't exists in the retail, or public, sector of stock orders!

A nonexistent prize awarded for a nonexistent subject!

The Path of Least Resistance

It is far easier to go along with what the majority believe, be it Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, religious mumbo-jumbo, or that a single lone gunman was responsible for an action when an extraordinary abundance of evidence suggests otherwise.

Please endeavor to be brave, to show some spine and pluck, and avoid following that path of least resistance.

Suggested reading:……

Hamilton opposed the British ideas of free trade, which he believed skewed benefits to colonial and imperial powers, in favor of US protectionism, which he believed would help develop the fledgling nation's emerging economy. Henry C. Carey was inspired by his writings. Some say[who?] he influenced the ideas and work of the German Friedrich List.

Alexander Hamilton: a biography, by Forrest McDonald

Suggested reading for October:

London Falling, by Paul Cornell
Posted by sgt_doom on October 17, 2013 at 11:28 AM · Report this
seatackled 21

Your schematic must be incorrect, as cats occupy a greater portion of the internet than hos.
Posted by seatackled on October 17, 2013 at 11:08 AM · Report this
seatackled 20
I've never noticed raindrop slipping out of irrationality.
Posted by seatackled on October 17, 2013 at 11:04 AM · Report this
raindrop 19
I must confess that I do at times slip into irrationality, and my words about the President in my last few posts were misguided. The President was less obstinate towards the House leadership in the past few days and that's a good sign.
I'll send the President and First Lady and apology note, and a gift basket of Harry & David pears - those apples in the Oval Office are looking rather lonely.
Posted by raindrop on October 17, 2013 at 10:52 AM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 18
@14 Only if served to the ho roasted. Does cat go better with russet or sweet potatoes?
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on October 17, 2013 at 10:41 AM · Report this
My brain made my eyes see $2.87M, so I skipped on to the next item. I mean, c'mon, someone's stealing $2.87M almost every day and getting away with it. But now I see it is $2.87. Good to know there's a lower limit to what's ok to steal.
Posted by laurax on October 17, 2013 at 10:32 AM · Report this
Fnarf 16
I believe the correct usage is "done gone and [verb in past tense]", not "done gone [verb]". Done gone and lost her ring, not done gone lost.
Posted by Fnarf on October 17, 2013 at 9:52 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 15
@7: You do not see a problem with criticizing a paper for doing the same exact thing your paper does?

Oh, and the whole "just own it" thing is a meaningless phrase, not an actual criticism. Anyone with a brain can already see they are "owning it" quite openly.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 17, 2013 at 9:42 AM · Report this
venomlash 14
@13: Cats before hos, you sick fuck.
Posted by venomlash on October 17, 2013 at 9:34 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 13
@11 - It goes:

wishes > bros > hos > cats
Posted by MacCrocodile on October 17, 2013 at 9:29 AM · Report this
Max Solomon 12
5280, she said the reason we're NOT Onenationundergod is because Freemasons wrote our Constitution.

And she's right! They did!

Thank God.
Posted by Max Solomon on October 17, 2013 at 9:24 AM · Report this
seatackled 11
Er, cats before wishes?
Posted by seatackled on October 17, 2013 at 9:17 AM · Report this
seatackled 10

As I recall, the local cop initiated contact, not the reporter.

A lippy cop with a gun makes all kinds of threats, implied or otherwise. A lippy cop doing the same thing when there's not a crowd around might well apply deadly force against an unarmed, unresisting civilian.

I don't think there was much chance that anyone was going to get hurt with the stenographer's breakdown.
Posted by seatackled on October 17, 2013 at 9:14 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 9
@1 The crazy house stenographer doesn't carry a lethal weapon, nor have the ability to lock people in jail, nor is she likely to rough people up on their way to jail (and out of view of any pesky security cameras). Oh, and crazy house lady doesn't have a powerful union to protect her.

But otherwise good job! Your analogy was spot on! Is Bailo's stupidity contagious? You appear to be catching it.
Posted by Dr_Awesome on October 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM · Report this

Manhattan rents drop for first time in two years; may be close to plateau

The median monthly rent dropped 3.1 per cent from a year earlier to US$3,095, the first such decline since June 2011, according to a report by appraiser Miller Samuel and broker Douglas Elliman Real Estate. The vacancy rate climbed to 2.66 per cent, the second-highest in three years, from 1.85 per cent a year earlier.…
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on October 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM · Report this
Dominic Holden 7
@3) I didn't say the Seattle Times shouldn't be biased. I said that their news section and editorials have been campaigning against McGinn for years. That's fine! They can do that! But I think they should own it. The Stranger openly admits we support candidates we like and oppose those we dislike.
Posted by Dominic Holden on October 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM · Report this
Fifty-Two-Eighty 6
The nut-job court reporter apparently blames freemasons for all our problems. Are we sure she isn't secretly Sgt. Doom?
Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty on October 17, 2013 at 9:08 AM · Report this
MacCrocodile 5
@2 - How could you be so heartless? Those are people's wishes, you monster. You can't just take people's wishes!
Posted by MacCrocodile on October 17, 2013 at 9:05 AM · Report this
Dominic Holden 4
@1) That is a very impressive stretch on the parallel bars!
Posted by Dominic Holden on October 17, 2013 at 9:03 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 3
So The Stranger is calling out another paper for biased election coverage?

So whats the over/under on pieces blindly praising everything Sawant has ever said and done next issue/next week on Slog?

Raven, crow, pot, kettle, take your pick.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 17, 2013 at 9:01 AM · Report this
seatackled 2
It's a crime to take money sitting in a fountain? That shit's just out there. Isn't she just being an entrepreneur?

I kind of want to donate a few bucks to her.
Posted by seatackled on October 17, 2013 at 8:55 AM · Report this
Kinison 1
So someone working in the house for a very long time, is exposed to all sorts of BS, suddenly goes crazy and thats ok, get her some therapy, sympathy and support. But a long time local cop, exposed to even crazier BS, suddenly gets lippy when reporters inject themselves into a common arrest, yeah he needs to be fired, demoted or ridiculed.
Posted by Kinison on October 17, 2013 at 8:54 AM · Report this

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