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Mayor Jenny Durkan in crisis mode as
Seattle confronts coronavirus, homelessness,
failing West Seattle Bridge

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Posted By: Ron_lfp, 5/26/2020 11:12:07 AM

Hours before she received news that the country’s first reported COVID-19 death had occurred just outside Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan led local Girl Scouts in a downtown parade. That was Feb. 28. (snip) Today, the streets where the scouts marched are deserted, except for people in sleeping bags and tents who haven’t been housed, even amid the pandemic. (snip) But pressure is building at City Hall. As Seattle tentatively enters recovery mode, Durkan is working to distribute masks and boost testing capacity, drawing sharp criticism for her approach to homelessness from some corners, staring down a monster budget hole and contending with a push to tax big businesses.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 5/26/2020 11:25:05 AM (No. 422371)
The mayor said: “There’s no indication that . . . Only a liberal is allowed this excuse.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Daisymay 5/26/2020 11:28:30 AM (No. 422378)
Another Incompetent Democrat Governor! What a Surprise! One would think the Taxpayers in those poorly run states would get tired of their Governors being a laughing stock. Republican Governors seem to be doing just fine, not begging for a bailout from the governor to pay for unfunded pensions and bad decisions. I see a Republican Landslide in November!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: GoodDeal 5/26/2020 11:37:44 AM (No. 422387)
When is there not a big push to tax big businesses? Always the solution to incompetent fiscal management. The big push is to get masks and clean syringes out to the homeless.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cold porridge 5/26/2020 11:38:30 AM (No. 422388)
I'm from the conservative east side of the state. We have been over-ruled by the coastal counties for decades. I doubt the liberal coast will ever wake up. When any of them tire of the mess they have made they just move to another part of the state or country and begin trying to make that area the same type of hell hole they left.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: wilarrbie 5/26/2020 11:46:41 AM (No. 422393)
So now they must spend lots of money fixing social problems such as homelessness - a very expensive proposition. First look for extra $$ goes to shuttered businesses and jobless homeowner taxpayers. Where else to look? It's as if there is no other expensive but unnecessary spending that goes on in their bare-bones budget ANYwhere! The museum of The History of Zippers, Buttons & Bows, and freelance graffiti artists downtown beautification projects must still be supported. And bloated public pensions and benefits are NEVER given a look - that was the deal when the unions gave their vote blocs.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 5/26/2020 11:49:35 AM (No. 422396)
Dems have the "touche d'merde", a bit different than Midas, and not in a good way. Everything they touch turns to .....crap.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna 5/26/2020 12:07:03 PM (No. 422422)
Millions of square miles of forest, abundant streams, fat deer and fatter salmon....yet those who reject the modern way of life seem equally uninterested in a 'simpler' , honorable, dignified life in the woods. Washington State is a freaking movable feast for those who insist on living 'differently'. "Kill it and grill it"-------Ted Nugent No one objects to your stench and your crazy when you camp in the woods. Look into it and.....get to hell off my lawn.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Strike3 5/26/2020 12:10:46 PM (No. 422427)
What a dilemma, fix the problem by raising taxes or actually doing something creative and using common sense. What's a liberal to do? I know, she could stuff the homeless into nursing homes like Cuomo did. Win-win. It's going to kill her dreams and ambitions when Amazon moves out. How many of those employees will be willing to return to the building being occupied by insane drug addicts who are used to relieving themselves on the first convenient surface?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribicon 5/26/2020 12:21:07 PM (No. 422439)
"Mayor Jenny" has the approximate gravitas as "President Jimmy."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Urgent Fury 5/26/2020 12:22:01 PM (No. 422441)
Anothèr incompetent female RAT mayor, what else is new?
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Sunhan65 5/26/2020 12:28:23 PM (No. 422447)
FTA: "'Some of what the Durkan administration has done, or not done, has left me wondering whether anyone... understands public health,' said Alison Eisinger, executive director at the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness." I hate people like this. Not the "homeless", about whom I care only to the extent that I want them all removed from our streets and institutionalized or confined as needed. I hate "homelessness" misery mongers like Alison Eisinger. They make money off of the mentally ill, addicted, and socially dangerous. They are social parasites living off of anti-social parasites. Here's how I understand Public Health: The most dangerous thing you can do with a crazy person is allow them to live on our streets in filth. They are a breeding ground for diseases that could kill us. They need to be removed, confined, and if possible treated. But, to be honest, we're not going to fix most indigents at this point. All we can do is control them so they don't threaten others. Here's how I understand social policy: the most dangerous thing you can do with a lazy person is to give them something they haven't learned. If you subsidize indolence, you create more indigents. And more parasites like Alison Eisinger.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: SweetSweetback 5/26/2020 12:30:14 PM (No. 422450)
A once-great City, reduced to what it is today, thanks to the LIBERAL-19 virus. Same virus also has destroyed the California Dream, the twin maggots of illegals and socialism having reduced it to skeletal remains.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Sunhan65 5/26/2020 12:30:41 PM (No. 422451)
Sorry. Should be "give them something they haven't *earned*" above.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: NorthernDog 5/26/2020 12:37:42 PM (No. 422458)
There is one thing that will wake up Seattle liberals: Mt. Rainier.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DrOstrow 5/26/2020 12:52:17 PM (No. 422472)
I'm not sure I want these people having access to matches and located in large wooded areas #7. Microwave ovens, maybe, but not matches ! Worked with a woman in the 80's who actually believed ( something she had picked up in college ) that the best treatment for all homeless, indigent and mentally ill persons was to 'somehow' get them integrated into 'normal' society where they would all flouish and become 'normal'. Give them money, a roof over their heads, food, medical care ( a Lear Jet and a Rolls Royce !!! ) and all would be right with the world. Astonishing. And still preached today as the 'solution'.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Strike3 5/26/2020 1:42:40 PM (No. 422519)
That's a terrible dye job, lady, you really need to allow your favorite salon to let you in the back door for personal treatment. You are the mayor after all. We should have sympathy for the woman, it's not her fault. She sought a job that promised nothing but ribbon cutting ceremonies and exective dinners and then some killjoy throws a problem at her. Life is so unfair, especially to somebody who has gone the extra mile and uses an electric bicycle.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Strike3 5/26/2020 1:47:12 PM (No. 422522)
#15, that silly woman's philosophy is still held by the experts today. According to them, mental illness does not exist in modern society because we closed the asylums. We should have disallowed them to run for Congress.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: worried 5/26/2020 2:52:30 PM (No. 422591)
Why, like #7, do so many recommend sending homeless, etc, to the country? All they do is spoil wherever they live, trash all around, needles, drugs, you name it. Why push the city's problems on us? Those people don't appreciate the country, anyway, and soon would migrate back to the city. I wouldn't be about to arm them so they could hunt game. They don't obey laws now, so why would someone expect them to follow game laws? Not only would wildlife suffer, but some would probably kill each other. Hmmm. Maybe that last part wouldn't be such a bad thing!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Luandir 5/26/2020 3:07:31 PM (No. 422624)
Every spend-to-the-limit liberal city is poised for something like this to happen. There is no revenue margin to cover an emergency. And when the emergency does hit, the administration's priorities are too skewed in the wrong directions to provide help where it's needed.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: hurricanegirl 5/26/2020 4:59:32 PM (No. 422743)
So . . . what am I missing here? TWO of these three problems have been a problem for a while now, right? I mean, the homeless didn't just show up last week, and the bridge didn't miraculously, suddenly, spontaneously go bad, no? So adding a third problem (and one that's already declining) is enough to send this poor fool of a mayor into meltdown? Really? Me thinks she chose the wrong career!
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