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posted Jul 26, 2011
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Maybe you've been reading the online newspapers of late, stories about a Tacoma divided by fear, loathing and hate.  Fear of the known unknowns, and hate of the unknown known foreigner foodstamps-take-our-jobs-obamacare-garble-garble?  

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We've been drawing too many lines to divide us. Why not draw some lines to bring people together for a change?  I present the ONE TACOMIC T-SHIRT: One T-shirt to rule them all, one t-shirt to find them, one t-shirt to bring them all and in the glow-in-the-darkness bind them.  Pre-order this unique t-shirt with a pledge in the comment thread below.  How much will it cost retail?  Maybe between free and $15 (depends if I get any angry lawyer mail)?   You'll have to come to the HFW+The AMoAE Studio Tour this November to receive.   Ha

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 12:32am
Dear Cissero & Jessica will this image work for a T-shirt ? Do you need a vectorized version? Thanks!

by cisserosmiley on 7/26/2011 @ 12:58am
looks awesome! the best is if you size it as close to the final t-print size you want before you give it to us, all formats are cool

by Jesse on 7/26/2011 @ 2:48am
What is true and what is false about what the guy said in the video?

The cars he points out are sometimes 20 years old as he calls them "new".

"They even have hydro-seeded grass". That's actually the cheap way of making grass. Sod is the expensive way.

"Look, the school bus even comes to their homes". Where doesn't it do that in America?

But what about the welfare comments? What does it financially take to get a place at Salishan? How do you qualify? Do they really mow and maintain the lawns outside of the homes for free? Was Salishan really built out of Social Security money?

by The Jinxmedic on 7/26/2011 @ 7:37am
I so want to spoof this video....

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 7:48am
@Jinx you should do a Tweed spoof driving in your Land Rover. "Look at all these sweat pants! Just Look. These are your sweat pants. The construction is beautiful, don't get me wrong..."

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 7:49am
@cissero Thanks I'll see what I can do!

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 7:54am
ADVANCE PRAISE FOR TACOMIC T-SHIRT from NWDC Tide Flat Pioneer Kevin Phelps:

"RR - it was so strange to have you request us being FB friends. I have followed your cartoon / comic relief over the years. I saw your testimony just the other day at the Tacoma City Council regarding the electronic billboard issue. It's funny how your mind assigns a face and body to people you have never met. For some reason I thought you were an older guy in your late 60's or early 70's. Wow was I wrong! Btw - good job on your testimony. Anyway, having just put a real face to you name and then getting a FB request was timely. "

by Jesse on 7/26/2011 @ 8:10am
One thing the guy in the video had right is that the infrastructure in Salishan (curbs, sidewalks, etc.) is better than a lot of Tacoma.

by CaptainBritton on 7/26/2011 @ 8:51am
Hey I like this design, except is that skunk anatomically correct? Or is that just a "2" ?

by Mofo from the Hood on 7/26/2011 @ 8:51am
Interesting Facebook comment. It never occurred to me that Tacoma may be a safe haven for elderly Beatnik anarchists or surviving remnants of atheistic Hippie tribes.

Yet that haven view does offer a satisfactory explanation to account for Tacoma's Neo-Beatnik and Neo-Hippie members of the current City Council.

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 9:07am
253 Truck Nuts coming soon

by jenyum on 7/26/2011 @ 9:42am
Jesse:

What is true about what the guy in the video said?

The buildings are very nice and the streets are in great shape.

What is false about what he said?

Just about everything else.

- There is no such thing as "refugee pay" and the "2600 a month" they receive from the govt is pulled directly from his hind end.

- Salishan was not "built for illegal aliens" - it's a mixed-income development. Those portions of it that are subsidized rental units offer Section 8 housing, with rent adjusted to 30% of the tenant's income.

- Section 8 is a federal program, limited to citizens and certain categories of lawful immigrants, and administered by local housing authorities.

Section 8 eligibility requirements:

portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/progra...

Section 8 and immigration status (from Seattle, but these are federal requirements)

www.seattlehousing.org/housing/immigrati...

Citizens qualify outright, as long as they meet the other requirements. Note that all of the categories of non-citizens who qualify have to be lawfully present.




by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 9:57am
Tacomamama instead of pulling other people down, how many dents are in YOUR car huh?

by jenyum on 7/26/2011 @ 10:01am
The author of that video seemed to particularly have a bee in his bonnet about Asians living at Salishan. (After all he knew that one Korean girl Grace who got 600 a month from the federal govt - ?)

Anyway, many of these residents own their homes and most did not receive assistance:

www.tacomahousing.org/about/pdf/Fair%20H...

Of the subsidized homes purchased for which race and ethnicity information was available, two Asian households (8%) used a subsidy. The relative infrequency of assisted Asian buyers reinforces research findings indicating that Asians are well prepared before buying a home. According to a 2005 Freddie Mac study, prospective Asian home buyers consider cost effective mortgage financing essential and will often wait until they are financially secure before buying a home, with a 20-percent down payment instead of the standard 5 or 10-percent.

Freddie Macís conclusion that Asian home buyers are well prepared is illuminated by the fact that Asian households represent 20% of Salishan home buyers and only 8% of assisted buyers.

by cisserosmiley on 7/26/2011 @ 10:08am
holy eastside marty campbell...i totally qualify for section 8 housing, except for i already own a home...but i am poor and tired, why won't the feds pay my house payment?

by fredo on 7/26/2011 @ 10:12am
the youtube was probably just another anarchist teaparty infiltrator stunt. worked on tacomamama just as intended. heh

We all know that there is no welfare fraud going on whatsoever at salashan and that all the residents are working incessantly on getting out of there. who can blame them?

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 11:10am
You'll Like Tacoma

spaceworkstacoma.wordpress.com/2011/07/2...

by Jesse on 7/26/2011 @ 11:58am
Thanks for the info jenyum. Sounds like this guy is a total nut-bag then.

by L.S.Erhardt on 7/26/2011 @ 12:20pm
907 = Alaska

Interesting.

by cisserosmiley on 7/26/2011 @ 12:34pm
does anyone remember "Admit it Tacoma, You're Beautiful!" from the 80's ... im bringin it back!!!


by thriceallamerican on 7/26/2011 @ 1:03pm
re: cissero and "Admit it..." -- I believe PNW shop in Proctor still sells those stickers, I have one on my truck I bought within the past few years...

by jenyum on 7/26/2011 @ 3:26pm
Sadly, it doesn't matter that he may be a "total nut bag." This meme is now officially everywhere. Just google "elaborate welfare housing" and you'll find a billion references to an "eleborate welfare housing project in Tacoma, WA, BUILT FOR ILLEGALS!"

It's going to be like the "hot coffee" case. Everyone is sure it happened a certain way because the story is everywhere.

www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie...

by fredo on 7/26/2011 @ 5:39pm
Wish I was a hipster so I could understand that t shirt.

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 5:57pm
clues!

www.weeklyvolcano.com/restaurants/person...

and

253heart.com/threads.html

and

www.cityoftacoma.org/Page.aspx?nid=306

and

www.253hiphop.com/index.php?p=/discussio...

cant find online example of 253 > 206 shirt but i've seen them

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 6:34pm

by fredo on 7/26/2011 @ 6:52pm
The narrator makes a bunch of mistakes in describing the Salishan project on youtube. But the title "Elaborate Welfare Housing Project" seems OK. That sort of sums up the neighborhood.

by NineInchNachos on 7/26/2011 @ 8:17pm
detective dipshit has his ass handed to him on a dump truck blog.thenewstribune.com/street/2011/07/2...

by cisserosmiley on 7/26/2011 @ 9:03pm
i do like the black bar over this girls face, but if it said "TACOMA" across it she would cooler

by jenyum on 7/27/2011 @ 10:45am
Why, Fredo? With the income mixture and mix of home ownership and rentals I don't think "welfare" is accurate at all.

by fredo on 7/27/2011 @ 11:00am
If you can suggest a better 4 word description of Salishan, let's hear it.

by NineInchNachos on 7/27/2011 @ 11:20am
MEANWHILE: most fucked up thing i've seen all week www.tacomacurfew.com/

by cisserosmiley on 7/27/2011 @ 12:33pm
curfews are great...maybe mark lindquist could prosecute these insomniac teens...i like curfews because when i was 19 my car broke down in grants pass oregon (they have a curfew) and i could not get a booth at denny's, then suddenly every kid got up and left. thanks curfew for getting me a seat at denny's. also, it's kinda zomby like when all 14-18 tear olds move at the same time

by NineInchNachos on 7/27/2011 @ 1:00pm
sick. I thought this was America?

by NineInchNachos on 7/27/2011 @ 1:12pm
what the fuck

"Being married (and thus having achieved the status of majority)"

www.tacomacurfew.com/why-curfew.php

by cisserosmiley on 7/27/2011 @ 1:42pm
"Exercising first amendment rights (such as freedom of religion, speech, assembly, etc.)"

isn't being a teenager a state of perpetually exercising first amendment rights?

by Joel 413 on 7/27/2011 @ 1:51pm
I'll try and remember to get reference photo of 253>206. They sell them at Metro Coffee at UWT.

by jenyum on 7/27/2011 @ 2:10pm
Most large cities have curfew ordinances. I really don't see it as a big deal.

public.findlaw.com/civil-rights/curfew-l...

I don't think kids under 18 need to be out past midnight, nor do they have much effect on the economic vibrancy of our night life.* Like it or not, alcohol has the best profit margin and kids shouldn't be consuming that anyway.

*after midnight, plenty of teens out spending money from 9 to 12 but after that there's nothing but bars open, it has been thus since I can remember wherever I've lived, with the exception of the occasional midnight movie.

LA has a 10 pm curfew, and that was a real PIA the summer I spent there as a teenager.

by NineInchNachos on 7/27/2011 @ 2:13pm
thanks!

by cisserosmiley on 7/27/2011 @ 5:47pm
i feel like police would always contact a couple of 13 yr olds walking down a street at 1 AM...just to ask what they are doing

the 28 day re-education element is quite severe for curfew infraction, since this is basically a service and mentorship program it should be offered to youth when a curfew infraction occurs as a social service...parents would have final word on participation

by NineInchNachos on 7/28/2011 @ 8:37am
some backstory on the man who made the video (above)

ANONYMOUS SOURCE: I know Bill, he is a member of our local Electric Vehicle Association and the Northwest Solar Group. Unfortunately, he is also a nutcase who believes he has personally stopped multiple nuclear wars in the last couple of years, has the cure for AIDS in powder form, knows of a battery that would solve all our energy problems that the government has been suppressing for the last god knows how long, is an ambassador and I think it was Knight to Russia... has a ring binder with all his 'documents' which are bad printouts from microsoft paint and conspiracy sites. I'm guessing that putting this out there will make me part of the conspiracy suppressing him, at least I'm not an assassin working for the Catholic Church that sets off atom bombs... Oy Vey!

by NineInchNachos on 7/28/2011 @ 8:39am
why isn't this guy running for office in Pierce County ?

by NineInchNachos on 7/28/2011 @ 8:51am


kplu.org/post/tacoma-asks-teens-spread-c...

by NineInchNachos on 7/29/2011 @ 8:26am
www.snopes.com/politics/socialsecurity/s...

by NineInchNachos on 8/29/2011 @ 1:21pm
meanwhile...

twitter.com/#!/RR_Anderson/status/108270...

by NineInchNachos on 11/10/2011 @ 12:08pm
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by NineInchNachos on 12/1/2011 @ 1:09pm
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You can find any size or color you need as long as it is Large and black.



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by NineInchNachos on 12/2/2011 @ 1:36pm



this shirt kills fascists !  

by NineInchNachos on 1/11/2012 @ 10:09am
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$20  - size L  

by NineInchNachos on 5/17/2012 @ 8:10pm
for posterity... 
i.feedtacoma.com/KevinFreitas/253-gun-ho... 

some people aint got no taste.

by JesseHillFan on 5/17/2012 @ 8:56pm
Yes I like the wood stock AK-47 here on the T-shirt.Hey if you can't write words in automatic weapons fire on a target ( I recommend a disused junked car) you need to practice some more (better handling).

by cisserosmiley on 5/18/2012 @ 7:16am
This shirt is relevant, everyone should honor tacoma's tagro pride as well as acknowledge the appropriateness of a skunk for a mascot.

by The Jinxmedic on 5/18/2012 @ 8:43am
"skunk nutz"