Walt in Belltown writes to say that he read the Stranger Election Control Board's endorsement to approve Prop 1, which would prevent Metro bus cuts by (1) raising sales tax by 0.1 percent and (2) increasing car-tab fees to $60 a year.
And Walt did vote yes—no thanks to our vulgar language:
I'm obviously not a reader central to your imagined marketing demographic, being retired and averaging about 9 bus rides a week. For example, I vote the same way I write, thoughtfully. What proportion of the readers who might adore your vulgar language even bother registering and voting? How many of your regular advertisers believe that your language helps sell their products and services?
If your editorial board got on a bus together talking the way they write, most riders would be offended. I voted and work for the "Yes" campaign to preserve the bus service, not to tell right-wingers what I think of them.
How many of you ride the bus?
Walt in Belltown