We talked to Seattleās own superhero, Phoenix Jones, yesterday, where he attempted to set the record straight about what happened early Sunday morning in Belltown.Ā To recap, Phoenix and his sidekicks were patrolling the streets when he witnessed, what he perceived, to be a fight among 7 or 8 people.Ā Long- story short, he peppered- sprayed four of them and was subsequently arrested for assault.Ā Heāll be arraigned on Thursday.Ā Itās no secret that Belltown is where stupid people go to express their stupidity, and thatās why Phoenix and company frequent the area.Ā Itās also why the neighborhood itself set up a citizenās patrol.Ā Instead of only complaining about it, they organized an effort to actually do something about it.Ā Meanwhile, in cities across America, including here in Seattle, the Occupy Wall Street movement has gained momentum, although itās produced pretty much no results.Ā Nevertheless, like the Tea Party Movement before them, the āoccupiersā are trying to create some kind of change that benefits the Average Joe and not just those who contribute six digits to election campaigns.Ā And now, outside of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a group of homeless, and their benefactors, are protesting FEMA funding cuts to their shelter.Ā Crime, corporate greed, basic human rights, itās the stuff thatās always in the news, but these people are fed up enough to actually make an attempt to do something about it.Ā Todayās question:Ā EVERYONE GETS MAD AT SOMETHING; WHATāS THE ISSUE THAT PISSES YOU OFF THE MOST AND HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING ABOUT IT?
Little dogs in grocery storesā¦ Iām sure it happens in places outside of Seattle, but Iāve never seen it personally.Ā People are very weird about their dogs here, believe they should be able to take them any and everywhere
Over populationā¦ hasnāt and wonāt have kids.Ā There are a lot of arguments to be made about over- population, then you look at the population centers around the globe and you realize that itās not over- population, itās a collective inability to take advantage of the space we have
People who tailgateā¦ weāre assuming he means drivers and not people who enjoy multiple cocktails before a sporting event
The cost of health careā¦ nothing he can do, so he tries to stay healthy.Ā The cost of health care is ridiculous, but itās more ridiculous the lengths at which insurance companies will go to avoid to provide the service you paid for
Politics in generalā¦. Resents the phoniness of it all
Other musicians in Guitar Centerā¦ turn up loud and play for sh*t
The Child Support system in Washington stateā¦ the issue is, the state charges what they charge for profit, not to take care of the kids
I could go on, but Iām running out of timeā¦ not unlike Keiffer Sutherland on every episode of ā24ā.
SIT AND SPIN
Today we covered 16 musicians best known for their accessories.Ā Seriously.