Slog PM: French-Speaking School to Open on Beacon Hill, Free

What’s before long to grow to be a reality? Absolutely free Metro transit for these under the age of 19. The King County Council “unanimously accepted [the] proposal” these days. Youthful folks really should anticipate cost-free rides all about the county “someday in September.” Younger people today need to do their most effective to continue to be absent from the useless stop that is Driver’s Ed.

By the way, Metro is totally free until eventually the heatwave is more than. I know this from the bus driver who saved me from the heat that unfold even below the leafy trees of Genesee Park. I even believe the sunlight was frying the much too-wise brains of the crows. They appeared louder and much more frantic than regular. And the coolness of the bus trip transported me to a potential where by what stays of humanity is condemned to live in temperature-controlled bubbles on an Earth that has become as alien as the Purple World.

BREAKING: The thermometer:

We have to keep in mind that these escalators are in the station that introduces lots of readers to the city of Seattle.

Westlake Station is one of the busiest factors on the line, and this has been the sorry condition of things considering that the beginning of the yr. It actually is astonishing. It really normally takes a great deal of work to be this negative. It genuinely reveals a deficiency of mission or, more importantly, community spirit. A single needs Sound Transit even experienced the enthusiasm of a utilized-car salesperson.

And certainly, fuel prices are even now slipping in Washington. MyNorthwest: “Some fantastic information: Gasoline costs have been slipping for about 40 days in a row. Over-all, gas in Washington point out is down 43 cents from the history higher established on June 16, placing the present-day common for a gallon of common unleaded gasoline at $5.12.”

And this is particularly why a massive section of the still left is doomed to are unsuccessful in the US. The slipping cost of gas is, politically, “some great news” for the Dems. The proper want’s substantial gasoline costs to continue being significant, and even to go higher. This is all the GOP can talk about. It is really betting the midterms on this one concern, which can, it thinks, eclipse even the rights of women of all ages. And so, the Dems are not making the regulations for what constitutes superior and undesirable information. The appropriate is. Superior news is not much less expensive solar panels. It is really more cost-effective gasoline for any placement on the mainstream political spectrum.

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Hannah Krieg reports that the City Council narrowly averted guillotine. Acquire it away, Hannah:

Thanks, Charles: The council was meant to vote currently on no matter if or not COVID-19 is more than for frontline grocery staff inspite of the point that we are now in the midst of a huge COVID-19 surge. Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, the authentic sponsor of the hazard shell out invoice, determined to skip the assembly. Her spokesperson claimed Mosqueda asked for today’s absence at the council’s very last conference and is shelling out time with family “like many persons.” Councilmember Tammy Morales did not go to, also simply because of a family motivation, in accordance to her tweet Monday. And Council President Debora Juarez did not demonstrate up. So, the council postponed the vote until eventually Aug. 2.

BRO. Persons Called IN For the duration of Operate. I Used TWO Days Working ON THIS VOTE. MARK MY Terms, NOT Providing See THAT THE COUNCIL WILL JUST POSTPONE THE VOTE IS ALSO ANTI-Employee Because THESE FUCKING “General public SERVANTS” Wasted OUR TIME. WE Manufactured A FUCKING GRAPHIC OF THEM IN A GROCERY CART. The fantastic news is that this protection life another 7 days. For comprehensive-time personnel, that will come out to about $160 extra in their pocket. Enjoy to see it!

Sing your track, Hannah:

I had no notion there was this sort of a massive demand from customers for French in the Seattle area. But evidently there is. According to the Puget Audio Company Journal‘s true estate reporter, Marc Stiles, the “French American School of Puget Audio on Tuesday mentioned it will buy a block on North Beacon Hill, the place it will construct a new campus.” The venture will expense “about $70 million.” This is all wonderful to me, mainly because I have in no way heard French spoken on a Metro bus. At any time. Or maybe only when I was listening to MC Solaar on what evolved from a Walkman. But which is rapping, not talking.

Yeah, yeah, yeah. It can be as well late. The correct would not have to have him anymore. You can have him. And that mayor from New York.

Listed here we are again. Down to the two decisions the abundant uncover suitable: Neoliberal leaders or fascists. Italy has turned down the previous, the technocrat Mario Draghi, and is now heading toward the latter. The remaining, of system, are out of this photograph. 

So, Tony Dow is not useless? New York Periods: “An obituary of the actor Tony Dow was posted in mistake. The Times primarily based the confirmation of his death on a Fb article by his associates, which proved erroneous and has since been deleted.” We entered this twilight zone not extended back. It was the same with the rapper Biz Markie. He was useless, then he was not lifeless. Then, he was definitely dead. 

Dan Savage this morning:

Let’s close PM with one particular of most wonderful hiphop tracks, MC Solaar’s “A La Claire Fontaine”:

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