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  • Donald Trump voodoo dolls a big hit in Seattle: 'Harmless way to take out your pent-up feelings'

    08/19/2017 7:15:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Christian Today ^ | June 8, 2017 | Czarina Ong
    The U.S. election season has reached a whole new level of absurdity now that Donald Trump voodoo dolls are selling like hotcakes in Seattle. Voodoo dolls are effigies into which pins are inserted so that the person made into its likeness will suffer pain. It is commonly used in the occult. However, Sally Noedell, a Bainbridge Island woman, thought of making these dolls to earn some extra cash. "At first, I made a whole bunch of political figures, but Trump became the front-running doll really fast," Noedell told the Kitsap Sun. "This is the one most people most want to...
  • Trump Supporters Converge On Seattle’s Lenin Statue, Shout ‘Tear It Down’

    08/18/2017 1:25:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 26 replies ^ | August 16, 2017
    A handful of self-described supporters of President Donald Trump converged on Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood Wednesday to call for the removal of a statue of Russian Communist revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin that has stood in the neighborhood for 22 years. Protesters Wednesday wore Make America Great Again hats and held signs that said “Lenin = Hitler,” “100 Million Dead” and “Alt-Left Hate,” and they chanted slogans such as “Shame on Seattle,” “Tear hate down,” and “Genocide is not a joke” at passing cars and people grabbing lunch in the arty, tech-heavy neighborhood. Fremont is home to offices of such tech companies...
  • Seattle Named After Slave Owner (Vanity)

    08/17/2017 5:14:25 PM PDT · by llevrok · 55 replies
    "Seattle earned his reputation at a young age as a leader and a warrior, ambushing and defeating groups of tribal enemy raiders coming up the Green River from the Cascade foothills, and attacking the Chimakum and the S'Klallam tribes living on the Olympic Peninsula. Like many of his contemporaries, he owned slaves captured during his raids. "
  • Seattle mayor requests removal of Lenin, Confederate statues

    08/17/2017 4:11:16 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 33 replies
    Seattle Mayor Ed Murray expressed his displeasure in a Confederate statue Lake View Cemetery on Wednesday. Now, on Thursday, he’s officially asking for its removal. That and the removal of the Lenin statue in Fremont. RANTZ: Murray should mind his own business See his entire statement: “In the last few days, Seattleites have expressed concerns and frustration over symbols of hate, racism and violence that exist in our city. Not only do these kinds of symbols represent historic injustices, their existence causes pain among those who themselves or whose family members have been impacted by these atrocities. We should remove...
  • Small group gathers at Fremont's Lenin statue, calls for its removal (Seattle)

    08/17/2017 5:31:00 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    SeattlePi ^ | 8/16/2017 | Kirsten O’Brien and Stephen Cohen
    Fremont's statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin has once again come under fire. On Wednesday afternoon, a small group had gathered in front of the monument in Fremont calling for its removal. The group was seemingly led by Jack Posobiec, a pro-Donald Trump conspiracy theorist and self-described online "alt-right" activist. Posobiec Periscoped part of the gathering on Twitter. The statue's origin story is well documented.(snip)The statue was toppled in 1989 after the Velvet Revolution toppled communism in Czechoslovakia, and that's when Lewis Carpenter found it in a scrapyard. The English teacher from Issaquah then mortgaged his house to purchase and...
  • Seattle Storm holds pregame rally supporting Planned Parenthood, amid mild protest

    08/16/2017 9:35:18 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Seatle Times ^ | 7/18/2017 | Emily Giambalvo
    While the Seattle Storm’s players warmed up inside a quiet KeyArena, the area surrounding the building was crowded with members of the community who supported the team’s partnership with Planned Parenthood, and a few who opposed the rally. The Storm’s WNBA game against the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night featured an ownership-led initiative in support of the nonprofit that provides reproductive health care. This marks the first time a sports franchise has partnered with Planned Parenthood, according to a spokesperson from the organization. In addition to an online auction, the Storm pledged to give $5 from each ticket sold to...
  • Seattle approves ordinance to stop landlords from using criminal records to screen tenants

    08/15/2017 9:01:38 AM PDT · by PROCON · 55 replies ^ | Aug. 15, 2017 | Michelle Esteban
    SEATTLE - The Seattle City Council voted 8 to 0 to prohibit landlords from using criminal records to screen prospective tenants. The only exception to the new ordinance are sex offenders. City leaders and supporters of the measure; 'Fair Chance Housing Ordinance' insist its goal is to reduce housing discrimination and barriers. Inside Seattle Council Chambers there was overwhelming support for a measure. In short, it will restrict how landlords can use arrest and conviction records to exclude prospective renters. Seattle landlords will no longer be able to ask about criminal records, pending charges, juvenile records or any arrest record...
  • Michael Bennett [Seahawks] sits for anthem with more NFL players set to follow

    08/14/2017 7:31:19 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 168 replies ^ | 14 Aug 2017 | Staff
    Several players plan protests following violence in Charlottesville Colin Kaepernick still without a team after protest last season Bennett says protest is not a sign of disrespect for military The day after Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch sat out the national anthem, his former team-mate Michael Bennett has followed his lead. The Seattle Seahawks defensive end, who is known for his strong views, sat with a towel draped over his head during the anthem before Sunday’s game against the Los Chargers. Bennett said he plans to continue the protest for the rest of the season, and his stance was...
  • The Pacific Northwest could be a ‘climate refuge'

    08/10/2017 6:12:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 43 replies
    NBC Local ^ | August 9, 2017
    SEATTLE - If you think living in the Pacific Northwest looks good now, consider the next 100 years. Atmospherics scientist Cliff Mass of the University of Washington said that as global warming takes hold, we'll be better off than the rest of the lower 48 states. According to Mass, global warming will affect different parts of the US in different ways. “The Southwest United States is emphatically going to get drier,” he said. “The models are really all on board about that, and they start off with a water resource problem right now. I mean they have too many people...
  • The Fight Against Another Progressive Attack On The First Amendment

    08/07/2017 8:19:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 6, 2017 | George Leef
    The First Amendment gets in the way of many “progressive” goals and you often hear them say, “Sure I’m in favor of free speech, but…..” There are so many possible “buts” to complete that sentence that the First Amendment would by now just be lifeless words on parchment if it weren’t for vigilant defenders. One of those “progressive” goals is to make politics more fair by taking out private funding as much as possible. Recently the city of Seattle, fresh from curing poverty with its $15 per hour minimum wage, decided to clean up politics with what it terms its...
  • Seattle’s Minimum Wage: An Experiment in Democracy Gone Wrong

    08/03/2017 8:23:24 AM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Seattle, Washington, with its highest-in-the-nation minimum wage, has discovered how high is too high. In January 2016, Seattle’s minimum wage jumped to $13 an hour from $11 for large companies. New research released in late June by a team of economists at the University of Washington points to the wage hike having come at a significant cost to low wage employees: The increase led to steep declines in employment for low-wage workers and a drop in hours for those who kept their jobs. The slashing of jobs and hours resulted in, on average, $125 less per month because of the...
  • DREAMer Accused of Raping Woman in Sanctuary City

    08/02/2017 6:09:29 PM PDT · by davikkm · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    An illegal alien protected and given temporary amnesty by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is now accused of raping a woman in a Seattle suburb with a sanctuary city policy. Salvador Diaz-Garcia, 23, is facing second-degree assault and rape charges for an alleged brutal attack on a 19-year-old woman in Burien, Washington. According to court documents obtained by Fox News, the woman was on a treadmill at her local gym when Garcia allegedly stood behind her and asked her questions. The woman said she asked Garcia to move. Garcia allegedly attacked the woman, breaking her jaw, nose,...
  • DREAMer accused of brutally raping woman in Washington

    08/02/2017 9:00:37 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/2/17 | Springer
    SEATTLE – A 23-year-old DREAMer in Washington state is accused of brutally raping a 19-year-old woman in her apartment complex's gym and leaving her with severe facial injuries -- including a broken jaw and dangling ear. The woman ended up stumbling home with missing teeth, a bloody head and wearing only a black tank top, according to court documents obtained by Fox News. She was working out in the gym in Burien, a Seattle suburb, before the June 25 assault and did not know her attacker, police said. Salvador Diaz-Garcia, an illegal immigrant who is a recipient of Deferred Action...
  • A Republican runs for mayor in a 'socialist hellhole'

    08/01/2017 1:55:41 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 21 replies ^ | July 29, 2017 | By ROSS REYNOLDS
    Gary Brose, the 65-year-old Republican candidate for Seattle mayor laughs at the recent Fox News host assertion that Seattle is a socialist hellhole. “They’re trying for ratings there, I think.” But the small businessman who runs four courier services knows what he’s up against. Seattle hasn’t had a Republican mayor in 47 years. There’s a Socialist Alternative Party member on the City Council, but no Republicans. “I've always wanted to do something virtually impossible,” he says. “This is pretty close.” Seattle elections are officially non-partisan, but Gary Brose openly identifies himself a moderate Republican. He says it wasn't until three...
  • Emails: Seattle Mayor’s Office Manipulated A Minimum Wage Study For Political Benefit

    08/01/2017 1:02:37 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 8 replies
    Daily caller ^ | August 1, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    The Seattle Mayor’s office coordinated with a Cal Berkeley economist to manipulate a study on the effects of a $15 minimum wage for maximum political benefit, according to emails obtained by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI). A staffer for Democratic Mayor Ed Murray reached out to the Cal Berkeley economics department asking them to rush the release of a study, released in June, that cast a positive light on Seattle’s increased minimum wage ordinance. The Berkeley study’s findings contradicted those of a then forthcoming University of Washington (UW) study, which found that Seattle’s increased minimum wage had cost low-skill workers $179 per month and hurt employment numbers. Murray’s...
  • Seattle's Income Tax Brings Out the Crazy in People

    07/31/2017 11:35:38 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 60 replies ^ | 7-31-2017 | Kenneth H. Ryesky
    By unanimous vote, the Seattle City Council has now enacted an Income Tax ordinance imposing a tax on "high income residents," i.e, those whose annual incomes exceed $250,000 ($500,000 for joint filers). The new legislation is largely the work of Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, an unabashed leftist and redistributionist who was elected on the Socialist Alternative party ticket, and who was a moving force behind Seattle's ill-advised $15 per hour minimum wage. [Kshama immigrated from India to the United States, ostensibly to improve her economic situation. She went on to further her education, submitting her PhD dissertation in 2009. It is...
  • Seattle's $15 Minimum Wage Debate Catches Small Businesses in the Middle

    07/27/2017 11:20:03 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 27, 2017 | Jessica Mendoza
    SEATTLE—The posters on display at the entrance to her Capitol Hill store say it all: “You are safe here.” “Black Lives Matter.” “Resist Trump: keep America great.” “I was raised on the most progressive politics,” says Jon (pronounced “Joan”) Milazzo, who co-owns Retrofit Home, a furniture shop on a busy corner of downtown Seattle. A native Vermonter who moved west about 30 years ago, Ms. Milazzo is all for the idea that employees – especially those at the bottom of the pay scale – receive a fair wage for their work. But she is straining to reconcile her principles with...
  • Seattle fires research team that proved minimum wage hike would hurt low-wage workers

    07/21/2017 10:35:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 11 replies
    redalertpolitics ^ | July 6, 2017 | Alana Bannan
    Seattle leaders are displaying shocking bias by turning over a study on their minimum wage increase to Michael Reich, a left-leaning economics professor at the University of California Berkeley, after their initial sanctioned study with the University of Washington (UW) proved their decision to raise the wage was having adverse effects. Seattle’s 2014 legislation called for a gradual increase of the city’s minimum wage until it reaches $15 an hour. Following the vote, commissioners recruited a team of UW researchers to find the effects of the steady rising minimum wage. Not to the surprise of fiscal conservatives, the study found...
  • Press Downplays Seattle Mayor's Party ID As New Evidence of Teen Abuse Surfaces

    07/17/2017 11:25:24 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 17 July 2017 | Tom Blumer
    In May, as noted at NewsBusters, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray ended his run for reelection in the wake of "mounting allegations that he sexually abused underage boys in the 1980s." On Sunday, the Seattle Times reported that records previously thought destroyed revealed that "An Oregon child-welfare investigator concluded" that" Murray "sexually abused his foster son in the early 1980s." The Times, as well as related wire reports from the Associated Press and Reuters, have only told readers that Murray is a Democrat in very late paragraphs. Specifically, a newly surfaced May 20, 1984 Multnomah County, Oregon social services document assessing...
  • Now considered racist: removing human feces from sidewalk

    07/16/2017 12:30:42 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 30 replies
    It’s now considered racist, at least in liberal loonville of Seattle to remove human feces from the sidewalk. In the socialist-communist utopia like Seattle, human feces on the sidewalks is an all too common occurrence. Black racist Democrat Councilman Larry Gossett is “concerned” that power-washing the feces and urine off the sidewalk would bring back images of the civil-rights era when black civil rights activists were hosed by local authorities. This is yet another fine example of why liberalism is a mental disorder. Now considered racist: removing human feces from sidewalk Now considered racist: removing human feces from sidewalk A...