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Yeah, I made some smart a*s comment about some house on fire, and was chided for it. I own it, I earned it, its in the past. It was a flip remark made years ago, so I don’t recall what I said, but I never “hoped a person’s house would burn down”
Oh, and on the subject of the Hill Billy QFC, this past summer I was there and it was like MILF central full of smoking hot cougars buying tubs of ice cream and cheap liquour, I went back a few weeks later on a good hair day, and it was but a bunch weirdos using paper coupons buying charcoal and frozen hamburger, I went back a few weeks later, and it was nothing but a bunch of MAGA hat wearing idiots buying postage stamps and machine rolled cigars… I’ll never understand that place.
Does it really matter? The only thing worse on than the comments around here is the reporting.
Just pull the plug.02/09/2017 at 12:35 pm in reply to: Do you think Ballard is worst now than it was 20 years ago? #85072
Hello Vegan, nice to hear from you, and hope you are doing well! And that goes for you too, Gracie and Penny!
As for your question, I was not here 20 years ago, so I can’t say if its better or worse. We moved to Seattle about 12 years ago and spent 10 years in Ballard. In 2008, we would have been called New Ballard, yet so much has changed since then. Recall I used to joke about New Ballard and New New Ballard. I don’t know how I would describe it today?
I’m stunned by all the changes, and somewhat depressed by them, even citywide its hard to process. When we moved in, the direction Ballard was trending in was pretty obvious and we liked it, or we thought we did. While I still like the area, I can’t imagine someone, who was born circa 70s and lived in it as their hood, would like it much at all.
I think the only thing that really gets me down about Ballard, and Seattle, is the homogeneity of the newcomers. All these IT companies bring in people who remind of living on Capitol Hill in DC during the 90s, its all college educated, blowdried “…like well designed bottles of bleach. It’s beer and lifestyle… I mean it’s like the next world war will be sponsored by i don’t know,…” small plates, micro brews, and Uber.02/08/2017 at 3:47 pm in reply to: Do you think Ballard is worst now than it was 20 years ago? #85068
“…back to Ballard in 1985. There was one homeless person..a woman with mental issues who had anger issues. She eventually got help,…”
I’m glad you were able to get the help you needed, Gracie. I too know what it feels like to be totally bonkers, its not a pleasant way to go about life.
Don’t you know anything about taxidermy, Greatidea? Someone, probably from Wisconsin, took a badger, shoved a theremin up its b*tt, and gave it to someone with a classical education in music performance.
The only thing that could make that clip scarier is a theremin!
Well part of the problem is the internet is no fun anymore. I mean, anonymous sane people who pretend to be insane is fun, while people posting under their own name trying to be sane just comes across as plan crazy.
Aside from the human rights issues associated with the relocation of transients, the city has a poor record of enforcement of ANY infraction. I think its created a culture of entitlement and laziness on the part of the locals. I get that it worked for old Seattle, but as the city get denser it needs to get more aggressive in its culture of law enforcement and minor infractions.
So 42 percent of the people want Ballard to Shut Up, while 57 percent want to round up the homeless and store them in a camp?10/09/2015 at 2:32 pm in reply to: Welcome to Ballard's newest neighborhood – Tweaker's Junction #82634
Rose – You are your own worst enemy and a poor spokesman for your cause.
Wait; did you two mean you singular or you plural?10/08/2015 at 12:08 pm in reply to: Welcome to Ballard's newest neighborhood – Tweaker's Junction #82610
There seems to be general agreement of that on this forum.
+110/07/2015 at 3:39 pm in reply to: Welcome to Ballard's newest neighborhood – Tweaker's Junction #82598
Just don’t tell me to shut up!10/07/2015 at 1:01 pm in reply to: Welcome to Ballard's newest neighborhood – Tweaker's Junction #82590
Please, those reddit comments are posted by a bunch of bots, just like the comments on this forum.10/07/2015 at 9:58 am in reply to: Welcome to Ballard's newest neighborhood – Tweaker's Junction #82580
Kids? please.. they are too busy doing cool stuff to bother hobos. Clearly that sign was the work of the Ballard Chamber in an attempt to garner attention to a “growing” problem. Whoever it was who put that sign up, don’t tell them to shut up!
As long as you don’t tell me to shut up, you can do anything you want!
Wow Rose, great work! Sounds like the people leading the war on Christmas are opening a new front by attacking Halloween! Get the torches, release the hounds, and whatever you do, DON’T TELL ME TO SHUT UP!
I disagree, obviously. I don’t think communities…..’s failure to deal with homelessness foisted upon them in the form ….. fail homeless people. It’s appalling ….crisis.
Tent cities are not ….. 200 people? That’s a drop in…. And I’ve said it many times – Setting u…. is not the answer. It’s ridiculous…. this.
Compass Rose – SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP Already! [DOG JUMPs Up and Down and STAMPS FEET with hands over ears]
Nobody wants to hear your tired old rant anymore! Just move back to Vancouver so you can find the past you are so desperate to live in!
P.S. Next time you find a pile of bum trash, please pick up a big bag of it, and hit yourself in the face with it. And before you take offense to that suggestion, remind yourself, the self flagellation you practice here could not be any worse than a swift kick in the a*s from a hobo’s boot bindle! Moreover its something you’ve earned!
Do you mean west of 15th, Edog?
No, I mean east; its complicated. I understand the section of trail we are talking about is west of 15th, but I think the land people really want to access is to the east. If the businesses immediately next to the missing link west of 15th don’t have a historical protection, will anyone be able to oppose total rezoning and development of that area?
My intuition tells me this won’t be solved by the EIS. The missing link won’t be finished until the industrial contingent of Ballard, the City, and developers form a consensus on land use for the area east of 15th and south of Market. While I think there is a real issue here for the businesses immediately along the trail, I believe for many, they are against the path as its seen as a very real border to the protection of their enterprise.
Residential permit parking
This was the way when I lived in DC, and it really helped. Sure street parking was a pain to find, but there was justice and order in the way it was managed. Back in 98, I paid like 50 bucks for sticker to park in zone 6, a second car would have cost like 80, and a third even more. I don’t think that make sense for all of Ballard, but it would clear up a lot of issues in the constellation nearest market and old Ballard. I doubt the chamber of commerce would go for that though.
…Ballard is losing its feeling…
Its a great time to be a seller, and a horrible time to be a buyer. There is no inventory. This seems like an unhealthy market to me; not the high prices, but with prices so high, more should be willing to sell, yet people don’t. Something is wrong.
Just wait until the roof starts leaking dog pee.
Seattle is because the city officials allow them to.
I know for a fact car camping is not tolerated on Queen Anne and Magnolia. When it comes to the city’s response to car campers, their complaints get more attention.