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Slog PM: FBI raid Trump house, Starbucks manager accuses union workers of kidnapping and I’ll see you in hell (Rhode Island)

Farewell, ecoblocks. The illegal concrete blocks on SW Andover are gone and SDOT crews hint that a bike path could take their place. The blocks were put there by neighbors who didn’t like seeing the effects of the housing crisis, because if you can’t see the poor, then their problems don’t exist. Meanwhile, Seattle weather Editorial Committee call the blocks “an understandable response” to the City’s inability to address homelessness. Brother, if throwing two-ton bricks in the street was a rational response to local political disappointments, I’d be out of concrete before you could stop me.

Would you like to watch Donald Trump’s toilet? No, of course not, but here are the pictures anyway, and I bet at least 10% of you will click on the link. The photos are provided by a whistleblower as evidence that Trump would tear up documents and flush them down the toilet. (Not really the point, but what strikes me about them is how apparently clean the restrooms of the wealthy are. Really, it looks like a model on the floor.) Anyway , FBI raided Trump’s home today; no details on what they found, but I’ve given up hope that THIS will be the thing that finally puts him away.

She drives off in this big convertible in the sky. Olivia Newton-John has died aged 73 after a long battle with cancer. Of course, she will be remembered for her breakout role in Fat and its cheerful pop hits, but one of my favorite appearances is in the memorably weird Xanaduwhere she has a really sweet number with Gene Kelly.

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers are gone for life. Travis McMichael and Greg McMichael were sentenced to life in prison today for federal hate crimes. Arbery was going for a jog when the two men chased and shot him dead in February 2020.

The pro-Trump candidate takes the lead in Southwest Washington: Joe Kent edged out Republican incumbent Jaime Herrera Beutler after today’s ballots were counted from Cowlitz and Clark counties, according to Seattle weather. He now leads JHB by 813 votes after losing 260 votes at the last count. I’m sure he’ll accept the results of this election if it survives a recount, which it probably will. If you want to stop Washington from sending a Trumpian congressman to DC, now would be the time to put on your blue jumpsuit and start knocking on the doors of Democratic candidate (and mechanic) Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, who is still in the lead. of the peloton with 31% of the vote. .

Five hundred fewer people have to worry about monkeypox. A King County vaccination clinic cornered five hundred people this weekend before run out around 5 p.m.. You’ll be shocked to learn that local asshole Kathy Lambert (last convicted of sending racist campaign mail) took the opportunity to indulge in the exact kind of counter-productive moralization that worsens epidemics. In other news from Kathy Lambert, here is a typo where she accidentally praises the principal of a Christian school in Redmond for being inbred.

Design your dream rest area. The WSDOT is currently conducting a survey of what you would like to see at the state’s 47 highway rest stops. Once, while driving across the country, I visited a rest stop in Iowa that had an art installation where you could play a giant pipe organ by hitting it with sandals. Then there was one in New Mexico that had a snake in the bathroom. What I mean is that Washington should combine those two things and build pipe organs that shoot snakes when you play keys.

Weird science knocks at Cal Anderson. There’s some David Lynch bullshit going on here.

Ironically, people who did this would likely enjoy a pleasurable sexual encounter. Five crackpots threw rocks through the window of WinkWink, a sex shop in Bellingham, around 3.30am last night. The vandalism follows a slew of right-wing harassment on sex ed classes earlier this summer, which was brought to light by the malicious fungus Tucker Carlson. The shop is currently holding a fundraiser to help rebuild.

Are we in a housing crisis or a crisis of the wrong color of brick? In a perfect world, we would prioritize the construction of new housing. Instead, we’re going to spend months and hundreds of thousands of dollars discussing brick color and balcony shapes.

Have you seen Kiely Rodni? The 16-year-old disappeared from a California campground on August 6 during a big party.

Free health care! If you can find a way to fit it into your 109-hour work week, ZoomCare is offering a free evening of health care this Wednesday at its Bellevue Clinic. It’s first come, first served. I personally have had good experiences with ZoomCare providers, so this seems like a good deal to me.

A dark period in local history. Until the mid-1970s, Ted Griffin captured wild killer whales and sold them (well, those that survived, at least) to various parks. The practice ended, in part, due to public outrage after several dead baby orcas washed up on shore. They had drowned when Griffin attempted to capture them, and in an attempt to cover up their deaths he attached stones to the bodies in the hope that they would sink and decay without anyone finding out. Some of the orcas he captured are still alive and indigenous groups have been calling for their release for years, to no avail.

Could managers just not do it. After a group of Starbucks employees calmly presented a list of demands to a manager, the manager left the meeting and later accused the workers of kidnapping and assault. Here is a video of the meeting. It looks scaaaaaar!

Are you going to eat this? When the weather is this hot, food can grow quite nasty microorganisms very quickly. Here are the Washington Department of Health’s tips for not getting food poisoning in hot weather.

See you in hell, suckers. And by Hell, I mean Rhode Island, where I’ll be spending all of next week in quarantine ahead of a family vacation to Cape Cod. Try not to do anything too worthwhile while I’m gone, Bothell.