A Message From Lucianne

A Brewing Rebellion in the Emerald City

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Posted By: MissMolly, 4/3/2019 5:27:44 AM

For the past five years, like many of its West Coast counterparts, Seattle has endured a steady expansion of homelessness, addiction, mental illness, crime, and street disorder. But the activist class—a political and cultural elite comprising leaders in government, nonprofits, philanthropy, and media—has enforced a strict taboo on declaring the obvious: something is terribly wrong in the Emerald City.(Snip)” According to the Seattle Times, 53 percent of Seattle voters now support a “zero-tolerance policy” on homeless encampments; 62 percent believe that the problem is getting worse because the city “wastes money by being inefficient” and “is not accountable for how

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Lazyman 4/3/2019 5:55:37 AM (No. 21784)
The silent majority had better figure out how to organize quick because its hard to get the toothpaste back in once it´s out.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 4/3/2019 5:59:01 AM (No. 21782)
They retained a "crisis communications firm". I guess that´s the guys who have been telling us for decades we don´t see what we see, we haven´t lost what we´ve lost, they aren´t stealing what they are stealing, and the dangers we see all around aren´t dangers.
How very liberal of them. Convince everyone that their perceptions are all wrong and their reasoning ability is flawed. But its ok because they will save us.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Trigger2 4/3/2019 6:03:29 AM (No. 21776)
What they need to do is dump their libtard city council, then then county libtards, then their state libtards, then their federal libtard morons.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: George R. 4/3/2019 6:12:26 AM (No. 21798)
We as conservatives need Seattle as it is, Why you ask. Well, Seattle serves as a visible proof positive example of why and how liberal policies create more problems than they correct.

Maybe one day, some responsible school will use Seattle as reason to never go down the liberal path to perdition. Probably not, but we can hope.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: molson309 4/3/2019 6:30:02 AM (No. 21783)
I live in Colorado and can see the Seattle gaslight from here.

Or not, depends on who is talking.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: rinohunter 4/3/2019 6:33:59 AM (No. 21772)
I guess some cities have visit worthy things like the liberty bell, or the statue of liberty, or presidential homes, or stunning art & science museums, or beautiful symphony orchestras. Now we have cities with public, open view mental wards. That would be Seattle, San Francisco, maybe to a lesser degree New York City. These public, open view mental wards draw in tourists to their utter disgust and disbelief! Isn´t that what attractions are suppose to do? NOT!!!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2 4/3/2019 6:36:50 AM (No. 21797)
“Seattle is making progress to end homelessness, and proven solutions are working.”

I don’t think so. You never make progress to “end homelessness“ unless you forbid it under penalty of law or find a way to ship them off to some other city. Seattle will continue to have problems so long as liberals are in charge.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: PChristopher 4/3/2019 6:55:53 AM (No. 21792)
You can save the city, but it involves drastic action, removal of the city council, and running the homeless into prison, hospitals, rehab centers, institutions, or just plain out of town. You won´t fix the problem by catering to it.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Paperpuncher 4/3/2019 6:58:10 AM (No. 21791)
The politics of the west coast will never change. It is sad to see but, it will not change. There are just too many bleeding heart lefty voters there for the problems to ever be fixed.

My vote is that we ad an extension to the border wall running all the way from the Mexican border north along California, Oregon and Washington to keep them on the other side and perhaps we can save the rest of what we have.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: privateer 4/3/2019 7:27:12 AM (No. 21778)
Gee, and I thought from the title that Scatall was finally going to brew a beer worth drinking. Turns out they are just trying to be San Francesspool north.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: janjan 4/3/2019 7:39:15 AM (No. 21790)
The hapless citizens of Seattle are fighting a losing battle with their liberal masters. I have zero sympathy for voters who continuously re-elect the same flaming losers somehow expecting a better result. Suck it up.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Clinger 4/3/2019 8:00:38 AM (No. 21795)
The canaries are dying all over the country and the left has doubled, tripled down on sending us deeper into the mine.

Unfortunately far too many who are gasping for air have the slightest idea that they themselves have poisoned the atmosphere and will continue to support more poison policy every place they go to get fresh air.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 4/3/2019 8:08:57 AM (No. 21775)
First, they will have to go at the media leftists. After that, the rest will be easy. the one Two things leftists can´t stand- truth and lots of it.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Calamity Kate 4/3/2019 8:14:00 AM (No. 21769)
Seattle is my home town. I´m currently exiled to Houston (husband´s in oil biz) which I´m slowly growing to love and putting down roots.

However, my heart aches for the beauty of the Pacific NW. All my family is still there and I visit frequently. Every time I fly home and drive from SeaTac to Everett, I´m amazed at the number of construction cranes and the sheer growing number of homeless encampments. When I worked downtown 20 odd years ago, the blight was generally kept near 2nd and Pike where the needle exchange was and under the freeways. Now, it. Is. Every. Where. Parks, empty lots - and not just downtown. It´s spread to the suburbs.

It grieves me. Yet, the fine idiotic, "Look how much we care" folks of Seattle and King County KEEP VOTING FOR THOSE WHOSE POLICIES PERPETUATE THE PROBLEM! Until they get ´woke´ to the failures of modern liberalism/socialism, this descent into barbarity will continue.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: GrandmaP 4/3/2019 8:15:58 AM (No. 21773)
This is what left wing activists do. Deny, deny, deny. Just as they are denying the immigration invasion crisis on our southern border. Keep saying it´s not so, sooner or later, the clueless horde will believe you. Unfortunately the clueless horde includes most of my friends. You can´t even talk to them about what´s going on.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: mifla 4/3/2019 8:19:19 AM (No. 21794)
Proving once again that compassion without common sense usually turns a bad situation worse.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: gone2pot 4/3/2019 8:31:05 AM (No. 21767)
FTA:"Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan is using taxpayer resources to attack a respected local journalist and convince taxpayers that they shouldn’t trust their own experience."

Why would the elite class do that for any other reason than they know they can get away with such arrogant lying because they also know, without doubt, their voters are utterly stupid.

FTA:"It’s not working the way it used to. In Seattle, a reckoning on homelessness may not be far off."

Name ONE reckoning of the Marxists in the past twenty years where ONE Marxist has admitted being wrong then changed. All right, now, name ONE Marxist in the past twenty years who has done anything other than double down when proven wrong even when they lose an election. Right. Crickets.

The voters who can, will leave, take their fidiotic liberalism to a red state like Texas, and turn it purple, then blue. Rinse, repeat. Texans are moving into Oklahoma now and not just to avoid the ridiculously high-even in rural areas-Texas property taxes (OK income tax and property tax combined are one sixth to one eight LESS than property taxes in Texas). They´re also moving here because the Austin Marxism "weird" is taking over DFW and Houston thanks to CA, NY, WA, IL immigrant blue voters helping. For now, red voting Texans are moving here. How long that lasts before the new ones are blue, is anyone´s guess.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: M2 4/3/2019 8:48:39 AM (No. 21777)
The death of truth on the Left cannot be reasoned with; you cannot expect the truth to permeate a mind that says all truth is relative. Worse, it often says "my truth" corresponds to reality, yours doesn´t. Even when ours does.

There is no reasoning with them. We have to defeat them utterly and soundly, not allowing them a road back to power. If they get power back, America is over. We´re already on a knife´s edge.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: StormCnter 4/3/2019 8:50:01 AM (No. 21774)
" Texans are moving into Oklahoma now..."

Source, please?

I did some quick research after reading your statement and I can´t find any stats, but did find a few Oklahoma-based blogs encouraging Texans to do so. One newspaper got 28 replies (pro and con) when asking if Texans are moving to Oklahoma in any substantive numbers.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Strike3 4/3/2019 8:57:26 AM (No. 21765)
Their problem is like an infestation of bed bugs that many of the people want.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: gone2pot 4/3/2019 9:02:31 AM (No. 21771)
19, it´s antidotal. I moved here three years ago from Texas to avoid property taxes on retirement income. I see and talked to a few dozen over the past few years who are doing the same thing. Locals are also talking about it. Four years ago, when we went to a southern OK town to look at property, and saw that it was higher than expected for crap shacks on 10 acres, the RE agent told us we were two years too late-Texans already came in a bought up the good stuff for cheap-and needed to go east and north. So we did.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: jacksin5 4/3/2019 9:18:36 AM (No. 21796)
When will the "Compassionate" Left learn that any bad behavior you subsidize, will guarantee More of the same.

Any Free Stuff you distribute has no value to the recipients, so they will either reject it, destroy it, or demand better. In the meantime, more will flock to the area, awaiting the Golden Handout.

Self-Esteem comes from performing esteemable acts, not from receiving handouts.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Heil Liberals 4/3/2019 9:28:12 AM (No. 21785)
Appeasement of dictators has never worked, and so it is with the "activists" of Seattle. They are liars, plain and simple. There is power and money in the chaos they created and support, and that´s all they care about.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: planetgeo 4/3/2019 9:36:50 AM (No. 21780)
It´s interesting that Seattle doesn´t see the prescient irony of their chosen title of "Emerald City". A real-life Oz. Wicked liberal mayor witch. City council wizards pulling strings behind the curtain. And millions of compassionate voter munchkins merrily skipping along their yellow shiitbrick road. And random conservative cowardly lions, scarecrows, and tinmen looking for a Dorothy & Toto to help them figure out a way to get them out of there.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: Chuzzles 4/3/2019 9:39:52 AM (No. 21788)
One way is to stop electing snowflakes to run the city. Just Stop. Daughter was telling me that the homeless issue is so bad up there that there are homeless encampments all up and down the I-5 corridor near Seattle. Plus the hospital she works at had to get the police to clean out the tent city that was within just a block or so of the hospital location.

This must be hurting their convention and tourist trade big time if they are wanting to finally make some noise. The Seattle waterfront is one of the best and most interesting areas to visit if you are a tourist, and now people don´t want to go near it. The filth, crime and harassment must be off the charts right now.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 4/3/2019 9:47:07 AM (No. 21787)
Seattle - the new Detroit. The new Chicago. The new Newark. The new Philadelphia. The new New York. The new Portland. The new Albuquerque. The new...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Starboard_side 4/3/2019 9:47:39 AM (No. 21779)
So, the Coast areas are expensive, and it´s harder and harder to afford a home, or apartment, in those areas.

Doesn´t take a genius to realize thousands and thousands of people will end up on the streets, particularly with the drug problem taking over (not an emergency though, we are told by the same liberals who run many of these cities).

As things become more expensive many will be priced out, and end up trying to hang on, then end up on the streets - because they have no place else to go.

Many don´t like the shelters because there is always an alpha or two that dictates things among the group, and many find they "lose" things that they leave there, so they then end up on the streets.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Arby 4/3/2019 10:29:36 AM (No. 21789)
I don´t think this town is user-friendly for families. The last time I was there I saw a man sitting in the market holding a sign that detailed the things he wished to do to women. At the original Starbucks two gay men were tongue kissing. Flagrantly and dramatically. I´m glad that I was not with small children. I´m not a prude, but this felt very wrong.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: DVC 4/3/2019 10:59:32 AM (No. 21768)
Nothing will change. These folks are all hard core lefty fools and they really think that their ideas are "the real solution".

Not going to change, I´ll bet $1000 on it.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Franz 4/3/2019 12:55:13 PM (No. 21781)
Don´t you know, elitists are never wrong even when they don´t know what they are talking about. Their motto is, "Don´t confuse me with facts."

As elites, we know better than you deplorables. So, "are you going to believe us or your lying eyes?"

Since the facts are not on their side, the elites have retained a "crisis communications firm" to discredit the opposition.

Think Fusion GPS.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: Smart11344 4/3/2019 1:13:29 PM (No. 21786)
The yellow brick road in Seattle is from all the urination from the homeless. I am waiting for a plague to start from all the homeless fecal matter. One of my doctors is located in the heart of downtown Seattle. I dread going there. The city has carved up so many streets making if difficult to drive. That´s the gift we get for continuing to vote democrats in to office. Heaven help us. Maybe 40 days of rain could wash away the filth.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: GO3 4/3/2019 2:01:13 PM (No. 21766)
Like 19, I don´t know the stats for how many Texans moved to OK. I think the moving companies put those out every so often. However, I do agree that the property tax situation is getting out of hand in Texas. The whole process is held hostage by the Texas education establishment, which has a penchant to go for the wind turbine and solar farm boondoggles to provide additional revenues for school districts - for a finite amount of time, however. Once the agreements terminate, the fattened school districts turn around and push county appraisers to raise the value of homes to make up the shortfall. Our value went up by 42 percent! It´s flat crooked and all to feed the the beast in Austin (IMO very little gets to schools or to teacher salaries). The red Texas is an overplayed PR schtick, and it wouldn´t surprise me if the number of people leaving increases dramatically.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: az2thsolution 4/3/2019 2:33:33 PM (No. 21770)
Blue voters who destroy a place by voting for inane policies and then move somewhere red when they can´t stand the result of said policies are the worst. It´s like farting in a crowded elevator and then getting off at the first stop.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: MickTurn 4/3/2019 6:03:54 PM (No. 21764)
Go figure, Liberal policies have turned Seattle into a SheetHole!
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Mike22 4/3/2019 8:59:12 PM (No. 21793)
You do not need to wall off three entire states. Bring up Wikileaks. Look at vote totals in California, Oregon and Washington by county. You could save a lot of money by simply walling off LA county, the bay area, Portland and Seattle. (And NYC) Allow them all to be self governing with no input to national elections. If residents of these areas move to the US, don´t allow them to vote for 20 years. Allow these areas to elect to pay to be covered by the US defense department or not. (Imagine the fun ISIS or the WAHABIs would have in an unprotected San Francisco - fun for them anyway) Problem solved. You think its bad dealing with the coastal lotus eaters on a national level. Imagine living with them. They are not ok.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: Penney 4/3/2019 9:54:42 PM (No. 21762)
America´s once lovely & safe cities which now have lefty/socialist/dem pol leadership are now transformed into dangerous decaying relics. Expect dem pol leadership for decades and this is the tragic result.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: watashiyo 4/3/2019 10:38:37 PM (No. 21763)
Been there a month ago. It´s a mess. Should have the Activist and the politicians live amongst the homeless to experience for themselves. Not quite HELL, but the sight of Desolations, Waste as a Human, and a constant losing struggle against their Evil Force is their way of Life. These Activist and the Politicians, instead of defending the Tax Payers who supports them, chooses to defend those Drug Addicted Homeless out of PC and Fake Compassions.
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There’s no longer any way to avoid it: “Something strange is going on at Fox News.” “Something strange is going on at Fox News. Something very strange,” President Donald Trump told a throng of thousands at his Pennsylvania rally last night. “The audience showed their agreement by booing Fox News.” (The Blaze, May 21, 2019) According to the Blaze "President Donald Trump
Jerry Nadler’s cynical, cowardly show 19 replies
Posted by MissMolly 5/22/2019 3:57:46 AM
Jerry Nadler was at it again Tuesday, waxing indignant about former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. It’s all a show, meant to keep old news in the headlines, and to appease the large “Impeach Now!” wing of the Democratic Party without actually doing anything. Everyone on Judiciary knows perfectly well that Congress can’t compel testimony from top presidential advisers except in the most extraordinary circumstances: The chief executive’s right to frank, confidential discussions with his staff is well-established. So Nadler’s bluster about how he’ll “go to court to secure” McGahn’s appearance is just noise for the cameras. Then again, that’s all
House Judiciary Chairman Nadler: Trump
is making it 'more difficult' not to consider
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 11:38:19 AM
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-NY, accused the White House of "intimidating" former White House Counselor Don McGahn from testifying on Capitol Hill and said it was becoming "more and more difficult" to not consider President Trump's impeachment on Monday night. Nadler told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo that his committee will hold McGahn "in contempt" for not complying with the subpoena and will take the battle to court. "You are dealing with a lawless president who is willing to go to any lengths to prevent testimony that might implicate him, that does implicate him," Nadler said. Nadler expressed that Trump's "lawless behavior"
Self-driving trucks begin mail
delivery test for U.S. Postal Service
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Posted by NorthernDog 5/21/2019 10:30:55 AM
The U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday started a two-week test transporting mail across three Southwestern states using self-driving trucks, a step forward in the effort to commercialize autonomous vehicle technology for hauling freight. San Diego-based startup TuSimple said its self-driving trucks will begin hauling mail between USPS facilities in Phoenix and Dallas to see how the nascent technology might improve delivery times and costs. A safety driver will sit behind the wheel to intervene if necessary and an engineer will ride in the passenger seat. If successful, it would mark an achievement for the autonomous driving industry and a possible
Democrats Embrace Socialism:Are We
Headed Towards 'Atlas Shrugged'?
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Posted by Hazymac 5/21/2019 8:45:28 AM
There's a recurring theme in American science fiction where the country loses its way, endures some horrible but cleansing disaster, and then rediscovers the blessings of liberty. You'll find it in Robert Heinlein's "Future History" stories, where the Crazy Years -- a period of rapid technological advances, decaying social norms, and mass psychosis -- leads to the backlash of a religious dictatorship. The Prophets regime is eventually toppled by a liberty-loving group dedicated to individual rights. The theme is even more pronounced in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged, where a socialist regime puts the country into another Great Depression, only worse. The country's capitalists
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