Tuesday, March 15, 2016

It was a raging success

The fundraiser was spectacular. Hizhonor, Lil Eddie Murray was there politicking, which was appropriate to get folks all excited. The line to the bar for the Phoenix was long, but I ran into my ol' pal Chicago Jimmy who had a table so we got waitress service. Her name was Reese, and she knew the Terminator reference. Very bouncy, happy, while running her butt off. Good to get that sort of professional service.


By the time we left they had tapped 8 kegs of the stuff, and that was about 10 pm with hours to go! That's about $2000 I have been told but I am not gonna bet the bank on it.


I quote De Tocqueville:


The health of a democratic society may be measured by the quality of functions performed by private citizens.


In this instance, the people came together, well outside the constraints of government, to lift up our fellow citizens. Quiet rare enough in Seattle.


More to come, by popular request.


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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Going to the 'splodie site this evening

A local brewery and taproom is holding a fundraiser; it is just a block or so away. All proceeds from drinking Greenwood Phoenix Golden Ale (“we will rise again!”) will go to the fund. Plan to take a gawk at the mess.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

KA-BLOOEY! Case anyone was wondering

Yeah, baby, woke me right up in the wee hours. I was just a block away on Friday night. The gyro place was a favorite of mine. Man, ya' just never know!



http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/greenwood-explosion-levels-buildings-injures-firefighters/