MISCmedia MAIL by Clark Humphrey — your Seattle morning news roundup
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FRIDAY, JUNE 19, 2015

There are days when a certain distanced glibness is just the right attitude to take toward the day's headlines. This, as you already know, is not one of them.

WEATHER

Clouds and potential showers Fri. Dryer and warmer Sat and Sun.

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BACK TO YOUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED RACISM

Yep, the 21 year old suspect in the mass shooting at a historically black South Carolina church sported the apartheid-era South African and Rhodesian flags on his jacket, regularly spouted racist "jokes" that his school classmates shrugged off, and loved him some pill-poppin' and some high power guns. (Daily Beast) 

Of course, there was a local prayer vigil in solidarity with the victims and their families and friends. (SeaTimes)

Charles P. Pierce says the shooting is not "unthinkable": "What happened in that church was a lot of things, but unthinkable is not one of them." (Esquire)

Shaun King says what the shooter did, "pure and simple, was terrorism." (Daily Kos)  

Tavis Smiley says, "Black America is under attack. Unsafe. Unprotected. Subject to random violence. Hated for who we are." (USAT)  

The FBI reports more than 7,000 "victims of hate crimes" in 2013. (BBC)

"An Open Letter to the Leaders of the White Community": "You really have to take the lead in teaching our community not to murder Black people." (HorsesAss)  

Seattle Times accused of treating the alleged shooter as a "human interest story." (Slog)  

Remembering the slain as noble, heroic individuals. (WaPo)  

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EVERYTHING ELSE

 YOUR DAILY DOLEZAL

The man Rachel Dolezal has called her father supports her unconditionally: "I am not going to throw her under the bus." (E Online) 

Local counselor Chad Goller-Sojourner, who deals with real "transracial" cases (cross-race adoptions), believes Dolezal "can emerge as proud anti- racist white woman." (South Seattle Emerald) 

I COVET THE WATERFRONT

Wanna keep a 400-foot section of the Viaduct as an "elevated park"? There's an initiative for that. (KING)

ECONOMIX

SeaTimes business writer Jon Talton agrees with many social critics that CEOs make way too much, in comparison to their employees and the population as a whole. But unlike some complainers, Talton suggests things we could do about it. (SeaTimes)  

Half the people living in the San Juans can't afford to buy homes there. (KING)  

BREWSTER'S MINIONS

Knute Berger explains David Brewster's latest big idea, a private library. (Seattle mag)  

ROLIE POLIE OLY

A state gov't shutdown would put 25,000 workers on unpaid layoff and close state parks. (KING)  

REMEMBRANCE

Joel Connelly recalls the late Seattle U. president Rev. William Sullivan as "a man to be remembered by the breadth of his company and the depth of his spirit."

WHAT'S NEW WITH THE REALLY REALLY OLD

Yes, Kennewick Man really is of similar genetic stock to modern Native Americans. (KING)  

TODAY IN GOD

Pam Elliott of Snohomish County resigned as a volunteer with Young Life, an evangelical Christian ministry, after its officials complained when she posted a pro-gay-rights image on social media. (Everett Herald) 

TECH TALK

A self described LGBT woman of color says "white venture capitalists" need to discover and reach out to business founders from "under represented" groups—not for pity's or charity's sake, but to get in on some great concepts and ambitious people. (Medium)  

"Click farms," often in developing countries, generate umpteen thousands of fake social-media "likes" for marketing and phishing companies. They could potentially destroy the networking sites' business models. (TheWeek)  

LADIES LIKE IT TOO

Cosmo claims to have uncovered a massive fad of young women looking at hardcore stills and .gifs at Tumblr.com porn blogs. 

SPORTS

The Mariners' finale against the Giants was in a hard-but-not-impossible 3-0 defecit when the bullpen came in. Final: 7-0. Next: Three at home vs. division leaders Houston, starting tonight.

Sounders FC try to come back from a disastrous U.S. Open Cup match by hosting San Jose Saturday.

Storm vs. Phoenix Sunday.

And the big golf thang at Chambers Bay continues through Sunday, of course.

SOMEWHERE OVER THE WEEKEND

"United Hood March," calling for Black neighborhoods free from violence. (Seattle Police HQ to Myrtle Edwards Park, Fri 5:30-8:30 p.m.) 

Seventh annual "Long Shot," weekend-long fest of photo shoots and exhibits. (Photo Center NW and other venues)

"Building Human Habitats," talk by UW public health dean Howard Frumkin on transportation, land use, and their health impacts. (City Hall, 12:30 p.m. Fri) 

"Channeling Yourself: The Golden Age of Seattle Public Access," featuring Shannon Kringen ("Goddess Kring") and Kelly Hughes ("Heart Attack Theater") plus clips of '80s-'90s DIY TV. (Scarecrow Video, Friday) 

Fremont Fair (Fri-Sun) and Solstice Parade (3 p.m. Saturday), including music gigs by PISA and Deltron 3030. 

HONK! Fest West, free shows by community street bands. (Various spots, thru Sun) 

Festival Sundiata, African American heritage fest with music, dance, food. (Seattle Center, Sat-Sun)

Suyama Space Garage Sale (2324 2nd Ave., Sat/Sun)

Red Hawk Avalon, weekend outdoor festival of Eco-themed folk and rock bands. (Walville WA, thru Sun.)  

INSIDE

We end our second week well on the way to 100 list members by the end of the month. It'll take a lot more than that, of course, for this to become even a potentially self-supporting venture, but we've definitely now got a chance to get there. Thanks to all of you; and keep inviting your friends and/or loved ones to check us out.

WORD-O-THE-DAY

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