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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I’ll Never Get to Do this Again

posted by on April 23 at 16:39 PM

So, I’d like to boast about this week’s fat news section.

In the news lead slot, Jonah Spangenthal-Lee reports on a legal battle between a Rev. and his former congregant that may turn his Central District church into condos.


Turn the page and Erica C. Barnett busts City Hall (the building itself) for not living up to its eco design.

Eli Sanders enlists your help to interpret yesterday’s results from Pennsylvania.

And increasingly excellent news intern Chris Kissel files a story on Rev. Ken Hutcherson’s latest temper tantrum.

It’s also a loaded edition of In Other News: City Council Member Tim Burgess loses his temper during the citizen comment period; the City budget is falling apart; Seattle doesn’t have enough trees; and a Seagull shoves around his ex-girlfriend.

And Erica, who filed two stories plus a column last week, has a second piece in this week’s edition, writing a heads-up column on the latest round of City Council hopefuls.

I don’t know about the City Council hopefuls, but watch out man, girl reporter Erica C. Barnett is obviously going places.

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"Girl reporter"? Well, that's just super, toots. And it's so damn cute the way your tits bounce when you walk in those heels.

Posted by Sleazy McGee, News Editor Extraordinaire | April 23, 2008 4:48 PM

Hopefully, some savvy student at Mt. Si will snap a phone-cam shot of the half-dozen or so Hutch supporters who bother to show up - just so there's a good visual record of the actual numbers when teh Rev. tries to chalk up another "victory against teh gays" the next time someone shoves a mic in front of his big, fat face.

Posted by COMTE | April 23, 2008 4:48 PM

This is Josh's way of saying Erica's getting his job, by the way.

Just so y'all know.

Posted by obvs | April 23, 2008 4:57 PM

I am still relatively new here and I am curious, are Josh and Erica dating?

Posted by PopTart | April 23, 2008 5:04 PM

ECB really is taking over Josh's job? Great, now every local news piece will be guaranteed to have her whiny voice. Really, I don't care if she likes Clinton or whatnot, but she just always sounds like she's stamping her feet and whining.

@4, it seems like it, doesn't it? They're perfect.

Posted by Conchis | April 23, 2008 5:09 PM

Great news for fans of manufactured outrage, and morally-righteous nut jobs!

Posted by Michelle Malkin | April 23, 2008 5:15 PM

Boast about what you like, so long as it's not your ability to properly use the word "its."

Posted by leek | April 23, 2008 5:21 PM

"it's eco design"

"it's" -- really?

Posted by Kim | April 23, 2008 5:27 PM

The list of potential City Council candidates only had one that even sounded worthwhile, IMHO. Alec Fisken would be a great choice.

A lot of the problems with City Hall (the building) have to do with the design itself, as well. No real thinking about form = function - a good eco building is a system designed from the beginning, not put together in a faux-Jetsons OMG manner like we have.

Just look at the innate air flow, window location, the hard steps ... ok, does nobody realize mostly old people show up at city council hearings or are they all in Clinton denial land?

We can make up the city tax shortfall from real estate revenue taxes with the profit from towing all the Hummers that are too big off the streets and increasing the parking fee for any vehicle that gets less than 40 mpg to $20 an hour.

Plus put a flat 1 percent income tax on all people doing business with the city who have a gross income (salary, bonus, meds, retirement, options, dividends) of more than $1 million, as permitted by our fine state constitution. With no exemptions, of course.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 23, 2008 5:33 PM

We know what the Chris Kissel comment is aiming for. Hopefully Dan will ignore anything Feit says and bring Dominic on board.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 23, 2008 5:52 PM

Josh - I've enjoyed your work. Especially the basketball analogies and hearing your dad's perspective on the state of the country. Best of luck... Keep on kicking ass

Posted by brad | April 23, 2008 5:59 PM

I'm not usually a pro-development cheerleader, but if more condos equals less churches, then Sis-Boom-Bah, baby!

Posted by catalina vel-duray | April 23, 2008 6:30 PM

Nothing at all then about the congolese witches responsible for shrinking men's penises.

Posted by kinaidos | April 23, 2008 6:35 PM

April is dragging. I was really looking forward to the end of the month. Now I'm apprehensive about what the beginning of May will bring.

Posted by Mark | April 23, 2008 7:47 PM

I wish you well Josh. We will miss you around these parts.

Posted by Huffy | April 23, 2008 9:55 PM

good riddence you stupid fuck. overstayed your welcome by about 5 years. how old are you now?

by the way, your election coverage has been retarded. do you know any more than two republicans? thanks to your bitch, mccain is the the next prez. thanks for your contribution.

Posted by doink | April 24, 2008 3:55 AM

Maybe we should zone ALL church properties into condos? Now that is something I could get behind easily. St John's Cathedral as some nice first hill condos? PERFECT!!!!

Posted by Andrew | April 24, 2008 5:29 AM

There's something kicky and ironic-awesome about "Girl Reporter Erica C. Barnett." I do think her byline in the paper should read, from here forward, "BY ERICA C. BARNETT, GIRL REPORTER" similar to "SEAN NELSON, EMERITUS."

Posted by Christin | April 24, 2008 5:45 AM

Except for the fact that it's St. JAMES cathedral, I am totally behind your idea Andrew. That place hasn't been the same since they remodeled it anyway.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | April 24, 2008 6:55 AM

Let's just charge all the churches in town taxes (local, and federal) and see how many go up for sale.

Can you imagine how fast Driscoll and Hutch would be out of here without their tax free income?

Posted by LOL!!!! | April 24, 2008 7:32 AM

Josh, ECB is as stale as you. Aimee Curl is going places.

Posted by Snark | April 24, 2008 7:48 AM

ok - i've been away - where is josh going?

Posted by momster | April 24, 2008 8:05 AM

I thought "fat news section" was going to be news on fat people, and hence the headline "I'll never do this again" led me to think that Josh was seriously regretting the decision to do news on fat people.

Best of luck, Josh.

Posted by Emily | April 24, 2008 8:48 AM

but it is eco friendly...

Posted by infrequent | April 24, 2008 9:06 AM

The fewer churches the better, I always say. (And I've always been confused as to why so many blacks continue to eat up the white man's religion they were served as slaves).

Posted by Justy | April 24, 2008 9:24 AM

@25. why do so many white's continue to eat up the middle-eastern religion served them?

Posted by infrequent | April 24, 2008 10:55 AM

I have a feeling that we'll still see Josh around.

Probably walking down Broadway, talking to himself. Loudly.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 24, 2008 12:06 PM

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