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  • Minnesota Teacher, Husband Under Investigation Found Dead

    08/29/2016 7:22:32 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 91 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/29/16 | AP
    A Minnesota elementary school teacher under investigation in a criminal case has been found dead along with his husband on an island in Washington state. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports 40-year-old teacher Aric Babbitt and his 36-year-old husband, Matthew Deyo, of South St. Paul, Minnesota were being investigated for allegations that authorities declined to specify, citing an active investigation.
  • Live:Trump for President Rally in Everett, WA @ Xfinity Arena, 8/30/2016 7pm PT.

    08/28/2016 6:09:29 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 669 replies
    You are cordially invited to attend A Freeper Online Rally Leading Up To The live Donald J. Trump for President rally on 8/30/2016 in Everett, WA At 7:00pm PT @ The Xfinity Arena Attire: Come as you are Where: Here Begins: Now Cost: Donation to Free Republic or Be a Monthly Donor Sunday Brunch Today: 2pm to 5pm Cocktail Hour:Begins @ 1pm Monday Breakfast: 5am to 10am Monday Dinner: 6pm to 8pm Tuesday Breakfast: 5am to 10am Tuesday Dinner: 6pm to 8pm Tuesday: Popcorn: 9pm to Midnight ET Please RSVP @ nikos1121 Tuesday, August 30, 2016: Live stream coverage of...
  • Here's the secret to racial equality

    08/27/2016 8:48:06 PM PDT · by amorphous · 11 replies
    American Minute ^ | 27 August 2016 | Bill Federer
    "I have a dream...where little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and walk together as sisters and brothers," stated Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., AUGUST 28, 1963, at the Civil Rights March in Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr., attended Booker T. Washington High School in Atlanta, Georgia, 1942-1944. Booker T. Washington, who founded the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, wrote in Up From Slavery (1901): "I learned this lesson from General Samuel Chapman Armstrong, and resolved that I would permit no man, no matter what his color...
  • DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

    08/27/2016 9:36:21 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 18 replies
    AP ^ | August 25, 2016 | GENE JOHNSON
    Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 — about three times what investigators cited when they first charged him with fraud in 2014.
  • Tickets available for Trump’s Washington state visit

    08/26/2016 11:45:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Tri-City Herald ^ | August 26, 2016 | The Associated Press and Staff
    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has scheduled a rally Aug. 30 in Everett. Tickets are available now at donaldjtrump.com/schedule. The rally is at 7 p.m. at Xfinity Arena, following a Seattle fundraiser the same day. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the rally. Trump’s campaign added the rally to his official website Friday....
  • Fear and loathing of the privileged class

    08/26/2016 5:39:29 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 27 replies
    lowell sun ^ | august 29 | Peter Lucas
    The mainstream media, like the entrenched Washington political establishment, is becoming increasingly unhinged over the possibility -- once remote -- that Donald Trump could become president. The panicked reporters and commentators are like the scribes in ancient Rome in the year 410 when the barbarians were at the gate, threatening their pampered and privileged lives. Nothing was the same for them and for the political elite after Rome fell. The rulers became the ruled. And nothing will be the same for the ruling political and media elite in the U.S. either if Washington falls to Trump as well.
  • Kelso officer shoots, kills man at gas station, reports say

    08/17/2016 4:19:06 PM PDT · by Inspectorette · 28 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | 08/17/16 | Oregonian staff and wire reports
    KELSO — Authorities say a Kelso (WA) patrolman shot and killed a man Wednesday morning who attacked a gas station clerk, a customer, and the officer himself with a walking stick. Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson told a news conference later in the morning that the suspect, a 27-year-old man described as a transient, was reported to have shoplifted from a gas station food mart in West Kelso. The officer, identified as John Johnston, responded about 8 a.m. to take a report. As the officer and one of the clerks were reviewing surveillance footage in an office, the man returned...
  • Pelosi Hack Hell: Flooded With "Sick" Calls - Drudge

    08/13/2016 1:31:05 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8/13/2016
    Pelosi warns colleagues of harassing calls and messages KEVIN FREKING August 13, 2016 View photos In this Aug. 11, 2016, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi is advising fellow Democrats to change their cellphone numbers and not let family members read their text messages after personal and official information of Democratic House members and congressional staff was posted online. Pelosi says in a letter to Democrats that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the hacking of the committee's computers. (AP Photo/J. Scott...
  • 'Mayor for Hillary' Arrested for Allegedly Trading Meth for Gay Sex Orgy

    08/06/2016 6:43:03 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 6, 2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    Richard "Scott" Silverthorne, mayor of the city of Fairfax, Virginia, and a supporter of Hillary Clinton, has been arrested after allegedly giving methamphetamine to an undercover detective in exchange for a homosexual encounter, according to Fairfax County police. The mayor allegedly promised to bring more men, turning the sexual event into an orgy. The 50-year-old Silverthorne was arrested Thursday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Tyson's Corner, NBC Washington reported. "I ask that you allow the process to proceed before rushing to judgment (as tough as that may be)," the mayor wrote on his Facebook page Friday.
  • Portions of Orange and Silver lines to remain closed following Metro derailment

    07/29/2016 4:47:49 PM PDT · by Fraxinus · 9 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jack Moore
    Because of a derailment at the East Falls Church Metro station portions of the Orange and Silver lines will remain closed for the rest of the day. WASHINGTON — Service on parts of the Orange and Silver Lines will remain suspended through at least Saturday, following an early-morning derailment near the East Falls Church station that damaged two train cars, sent one rider to the hospital and scrambled passengers’ Friday morning commutes. Service on the Silver Line between the McLean and Ballston stations and on the Orange Line between West Falls Church and Ballston will remain suspended through the end...
  • 2016 Presidential Debate Schedule

    07/29/2016 3:17:23 AM PDT · by knarf · 73 replies
    Election Central ^ | July 29, 2016
    So much time between now and then.
  • N. Korea: US has crossed red line, relations on war footing

    07/28/2016 8:43:14 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 28 2016 | By ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press
    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea's top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington "crossed the red line" and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and said a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. Han Song Ryol, director-general of the U.S. affairs department at the North's Foreign Ministry, said in an interview that recent U.S. actions have put the situation on the Korean Peninsula on a war footing. The United States and South...
  • Washington Post to DNC: Story ‘Running on A1 Tomorrow… You All Will Be Totally Fine with It’

    The tight relationship between The Washington Post and the Democratic National Committee was borne out in emails discovered in the 20,000-deep email trove from the DNC posted on WikiLeaks. In an April 26 email to Mark Paustenbach, the DNC’s deputy communications director, the paper’s White House Bureau Chief Juliet Eilperin wrote: Subject: just FYI, the story is running on A1 tomorrow Dear Mark, I think you all will be totally fine with it. Thanks again for all your help. Best, Juliet
  • This restaurant told cops they’re no longer welcome

    07/14/2016 11:25:10 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 73 replies
    NY PostHB ^ | July 15, 2016 | Associated Press
    SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — The sheriff of a county about 70 miles north of Seattle says a restaurant owner has asked that law enforcement no longer dine there. Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt said on Facebook that after four deputies finished lunch at Lucky’s Teriyaki in Sedro-Woolley Thursday, the owner asked them not to eat there anymore.
  • Officers Start Arresting I-94 Protesters (BLM MN)

    07/09/2016 7:56:37 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 143 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 7/9/16 | Ellie Herman
    Police started arresting protesters who shut down parts of Interstate 94 following the death of Philando Castile. Hundreds of protesters marched from the Governor's residence and crossed I-94, blocking off the freeway in both directions. State Patrol officers redirected motor traffic as they cut off I-94 entrances at Dale Street. Protesters are throwing objects at officers and one officer was injured from a thrown firework, according to SPPD. One protester was using a laser sight and pointing it at officers. St. Paul Police Department officers are using glass balls with smoke, not tear gas, on I-94. Police officers on I-94...
  • David Horowitz on where Black Lives Matter came from

    07/07/2016 7:32:00 PM PDT · by TakebackGOP · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | March 13, 2016 | David Horowitz
    "The mob that came to disrupt the Trump rally in Chicago was neither spontaneous nor innocent, nor new. It was a mob that has been forming ever since the Seattle riots against the World Trade Organization in 1999, whose target was global capitalism. The Seattle rioters repeated their outrages for the next two years and then transformed itself into the so-called “anti-war” movement to save the Saddam dictatorship in Iraq. Same leaders, funders and troops. The enemy was always America and its Republican defenders. When Obama invaded countries and blew up families in Muslim countries, there was no anti-war movement...
  • Washington’s Hollow Men

    07/05/2016 6:38:20 PM PDT · by Baynative · 4 replies
    National Review ^ | July 5, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    In a sense, these revolving-door apparatchiks and incestuous couples are bullies, who use their megaphones to disparage others who are supposedly blinkered and ignorant to the point of not believing that a videomaker caused the attacks in Libya, not trusting the Iranians, being skeptical about the theory of sanctuary cities, missing the genius of the European Union, not seeing the brilliant logic in allowing in 12 million immigrants from southern Mexico and Central America under unlawful auspices, panicking about $20 trillion in debt, and incapable of appreciating the wonders of outsourcing. In matters of deception, ostentatious vulgarity never proves as...
  • Beijing ready to confront Washington if it intervenes in S.China Sea dispute

    07/05/2016 12:15:01 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    RT ^ | 07/05/16
    Beijing must prepare to make the US “pay a cost it can’t stand” if it intervenes in the South China Sea dispute by force, a state newspaper editorial has warned, days before a court at The Hague rules on the territorial row between China and the Philippines. The American military build-up in the South China Sea, including the deployment of two carrier strike groups, comes in defiance of China’s vital interests and represents “a direct threat to national security,” the state-run Global Times said in strongly-worded editorials in its Chinese and English editions on Tuesday.  Beijing should accelerate developing its...
  • TODDLER BEATING ENDS WHEN BAT-WIELDING MAN INTERVENES

    07/03/2016 9:49:27 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 87 replies
    ABC NY ^ | Friday, July 01, 201
    VANCOUVER, Washington -- A 2-year-old girl is in critical condition and fighting for her life after deputies say her own father nearly beat her to death. But one man is being credited with giving her the chance to survive. Don Gilbert is still in shock after he intervened when the girl's father, 32-year-old Kyle Holder, started attacking his daughter at a motel in Vancouver, Washington, authorities say. Deputies say Holder and his girlfriend were in their motel room and their 2-year-old daughter was sleeping when suddenly, Holder grabbed the girl and threw her out the window onto the concrete. Law...
  • Obama accuses Trump, GOP of spreading hate (Obama sucks Oxygen out of Hillary, Bernie)

    06/26/2016 10:33:09 AM PDT · by CptnObvious · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/25/2016 | Harper Neidig
    President Obama on Friday night lashed out at Donald Trump and the Republican Party, accusing them of spreading hate and bigotry.
  • She Has Down Syndrome But She Just Graduated From High School With a 3.7 GPA

    06/23/2016 10:44:35 PM PDT · by kathsua · 19 replies
    lifenews ^ | Jun 23, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Young people with Down syndrome are constantly surprising their communities by showing how much they can achieve. They are learning to read and write, graduating from high school and college, and becoming fashion models and business owners. Now, a Washington, D.C. teen made history last week when she became the first student with Down syndrome to graduate with a full high school diploma from the D.C. Public Schools, The Federalist reports. Madison Essig graduated with 3.7 GPA and National Honor Society honors, but her mother had to fight to ensure her daughter had that opportunity, Fox 5 News reports. Madison’s...
  • Trump Speech Hits The Mark: Last Chance To Change Washington

    06/22/2016 12:32:05 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 28 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Donald Trump’s speech Wednesday morning did more than attack rival Hillary Clinton over her corruption and her foreign policy record. It also laid out a clear choice for voters between the status quo in Washington, and a unique chance for change.
  • Racketeering alleged in Stillaguamish Tribe lawsuit

    06/21/2016 3:31:53 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 3 replies
    HeraldNet ^ | Scott North and Diana Hefley
    ...Among the more than a dozen other named defendants are David L. Nelson of Stanwood... are accused of not only initially bankrolling the Goodridge family’s illegal smoke shop operation, but also arranging numerous land and business deals that were unfair to the tribes.Nelson didn’t return a phone call. He told The Herald last fall that he was given direction to pursue buying almost any piece of land within the tribe’s historic boundaries. The plan was to build an entire city, he said. But the tribes broke ties with Nelson and insisted his businesses move off tribal land after the Goodridges...
  • Islamic Cleric Encourages the Killing of Homosexuals and Lesbians.

    06/12/2016 2:34:02 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 17 replies
    PJ media ^ | 06.12.16 | Patrick Poole (@pspoole)
    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/2016/06/12/orlando-night-club-attack-by-known-wolf-terrorist-previously-investigated-by-fbi/ In fact, an imam speaking in Orlando in April said that killing gays according to Islamic law should be done "out of compassion": On Twitter I've noted two previous cases from 2014 in which Islamic terrorists, Musab Masmari and Ali Muhammad Brown, targeted the gay community: REWIND: 10 years in prison for Seattle gay club arsonist Musab Masmari who wanted to "exterminate homosexuals" https://t.co/5 REWIND JUN 2014: Known terror cell member Ali Muhammad Brown executes Seattle gay couple for US foreign policy in ME https://t.co/THVXG64G0b
  • MSNBC Uses School Shooting Coverage to Push Gun Control

    10/24/2014 3:26:03 PM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Oct. 24, 2014
    MSNBC’s Joy Reid used the network’s coverage of a school shooting in Washington State to push for more gun control on Friday. Less than an hour after the network began live coverage of the shooting, she remarked, “You do have the prevalence, obviously, of guns in this country. It's interesting that Washington State actually has two gun measures that were on the ballot in the upcoming election.” And, “We can't really have a conversation about school shootings without talking about the country's gun laws” during an interview with law enforcement analyst Jim Cavanaugh.
  • General David Petraeus Forming Gun Control Group with Mark Kelly

    06/11/2016 8:56:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    General David Petraeus is forming a gun control group with Gabby Gifford’s husband Mark Kelly. The goal of the group will be to push national adoption of the same universal background checks that have failed in California, Colorado, Washington state, and Paris. In fact, Petraeus will be pushing the same background checks that Giffords’ attacker passed in order to acquire the gun he used to wound her on January 8, 2011. According to The Hill, Kelly announced the launch of the group by talking about military members’ commitment to “protect our constitution and homeland.” He suggested political leaders now need...
  • Ninth Circuit Court: No Second Amendment Right to Conceal a Firearm

    06/09/2016 8:54:06 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 93 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 9, 2016 | Liz Sheld
    The Ninth Circuit Court has upheld the ruling of the lower court in the Edward Peruta v. County of San Diego case and affirmed the Second Amendment does not include a right to conceal a firearm. The Peruta case challenged the legality of denying permits to conceal and carry a firearm unless the applicant for a permit has "good reason" to do so. A three-judge panel initially ruled that the San Diego County Sheriff's Department did not have the right to deny the permit. The case was subsequently heard by the entire Ninth Circuit Court and their decision was...
  • 9th Court of Appeals - "No constitutional right to concealed carry"

    06/09/2016 11:02:03 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 113 replies
    NBC ^ | June 9,2016
  • Watch how a quick-thinking bus driver foiled possible hijacking after vicious attack (VIDEO)

    06/03/2016 5:17:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 35 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | 5/31/16 | Staff/Jamie Tompkins
    PORT ANGELES, Wash. -- A Clallam County bus driver is being called a hero, after a violent attack on board her bus that was caught on surveillance video. A look at the video, first obtained by Q13 News, shows the terrible beatdown of an elderly passenger and the one move by the bus driver that kept the attacker from possibly hijacking the bus. It started out like any other Saturday afternoon -- people getting on a bus in Port Angeles. But things quickly changed. In the video, watch the man on the right. He stands and kicks an 80-year-old passenger...
  • Airline tells Seattle woman to change clothes or find a new flight

    06/01/2016 7:27:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 91 replies
    KOMO News ^ | 5/31/2016 | Joel Moreno
    SEATTLE (KOMO) -- A Seattle burlesque dancer says an airline stripped away her dignity when they told her to change her clothes if she wanted to fly.The performer, whose stage name is Maggie McMuffin, says she was flying on JetBlue when an airline worker approached and said the pilot decided her shorts were inappropriate. McMuffin says it was her only outfit and offered a compromise."I could tie a sweater around my waist," she said. "I could get a blanket from you guys, and they said, 'If you don't change your clothes, you're not going to be able to board this...
  • Seattle's Vanishing Black Community

    05/27/2016 9:17:44 PM PDT · by steve86 · 65 replies
    Pacific Northwest Magazine / Seattle Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Tyrone Beason
    PASTOR PATRINELL WRIGHT was just a 20-year-old country girl from Carthage, Texas, who didn’t know what she was getting into when she migrated to Seattle in 1964. She grew up one of seven children in the Walnut Grove community, to be exact, a nearby farming enclave designated for blacks. That’s how it was in Southern towns back then. If you were black, you knew where you belonged, and it sure wasn’t around white people, unless you happened to be working for them. Seattle had its own form of segregation, with blacks clustered mainly in the city’s Central District because of...
  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 17 replies
    NOLA ^ | 05/26/2016 | Todd Masson
    Despite a recent court order, Washington, D.C., is still refusing to issue concealed-carry permits to its residents, according to Devin Watkins, who attempted to obtain a permit last week. Watkins, a columnist at the federalist.com, wrote that when he went to apply for the permit, police officers at the station told him they had been ordered by D.C.'s attorney general to ignore the court order and continue to deny applications.
  • Donald Trump wins Washington primary

    05/24/2016 8:47:07 PM PDT · by Innovative · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | May 24, 2016 | Eric Bradner,
    Donald Trump moved closer to clinching the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday by winning the Washington primary. With 68% of the vote in, Trump had 76% support, with the rest going to former rivals who have since departed the GOP contest.
  • TRUMP 77% in WA

    05/24/2016 8:03:10 PM PDT · by profit_guy · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | May 24, 2016
    Politico declares Trump winner in WA
  • Hillary Clinton wins Washington primary

    05/24/2016 9:47:53 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 24, 2016
    Hillary Clinton won the Democratic primary in Washington state Tuesday, though she technically got no closer to becoming the party’s 2016 presidential nominee. With 74 percent of the vote counted, the former first lady had 54 percent of the vote, to rival Sen. Bernard Sanders’ 46 percent. Sill, Mrs. Clinton remains on track to reach the needed 2,383 delegates, having 2,305 to Mr. Sanders’ 1,539 with hundreds at stake in California and four other states wrap up the 2016 presidential primaries on June 7.
  • WA State Primary (LIVE THREAD)

    05/24/2016 2:37:08 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 159 replies
    Today at 11:00 PM EDT, polls in the last primary held in May - Washington State - will close. Primaries in both Republican and Democratic contests.
  • Ted Cruz just crushed Donald Trump in Washington State GOP delegates [dirty tricks]

    05/24/2016 12:49:36 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 280 replies
    The Week ^ | May 23, 2016 | Peter Weber
    Washington State holds its Republican primary on Tuesday, and with one candidate left in the race, there's not too much drama about the outcome. But in a twist — and what would the 2016 race be without a twist? — 40 of Washington's 41 delegates selected Saturday to attend the Republican National Convention in July are Ted Cruz partisans. Cruz supporters outnumbered Donald Trump supporters at the state GOP convention in Pasco, and they were better organized, pushing through the Cruz slate of delegates over occasional protests from Trump backers, who noted repeatedly that Cruz is no longer in the...
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 6 Share ally the Transit Riders union

    05/24/2016 8:22:07 AM PDT · by mainestategop
    MAINESTATEGOP ^ | mainestategop
    TRANSIT RIDERS UNION: SUBSIDIZING SLOW INEFFECTIVE TRANSPORTATION AND LAZY ANGRY BUS DRIVERS THAT DON'T GIVE A &#*^@!! In episode six and beyond, we'll take a look at SHARE WHEEL's allies. In this episode we'll discuss one of their biggest backers, the Transit Riders union. According to liberals, TRU is about low income riders joining together with bus drivers to demand cheap effective transporation that works. Transportation for poor working citizens that is cheap, routes that will take them anywhere at anytime and to demand safer transportation. It is anything but. TRU is in truth more of a union for...
  • Racial hoaxes: Who's really the victim?

    05/23/2016 7:41:12 AM PDT · by detective · 6 replies
    WND ^ | 05/22/2016 | Jesse Lee Peterson
    The racial victimhood racket has taken off. Marcus Owens, a black 19-year-old University of Iowa student, posted a picture of his bruised face and chipped tooth, claiming he was violently attacked by a group of whites for no reason. The story went viral. Predictably, black students protested, demanding “justice” and an end to “racism.” They called out the University of Iowa (even though the incident occurred off campus). Law enforcement launched a major investigation. The media descended on Iowa City to get to the bottom of this awful “hate crime.” Everything unraveled when surveillance video of the altercation revealed the...
  • Washington state GOP snubs Trump in delegate elections

    05/22/2016 11:11:43 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | May 22, 2016 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    Donald Trump may be the last Republican standing in the 2016 race, but that doesn't mean everyone in his party is happy about it. At the Washington state Republican convention this weekend, 40 of the state's 41 elected GOP delegates went not to Trump but to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, Trump's primary challenger in the race. The Seattle Times reports that even Trump's state campaign chairman in Washington, state Sen. Don Benton, didn't snag a delegate slot in the anti-Trump crowd. Cruz's state campaign manager, Saul Gamoran, said many Washington state Republicans are "taking a wait-and-see attitude" to Trump's candidacy....
  • Washington state GOP convention backs Cruz over Trump

    05/22/2016 9:05:37 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 98 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Jim Brunner
    PASCO — Donald Trump has all but sewn up the GOP presidential nomination. But as thousands of Washington Republicans converged on a rodeo arena for their state convention over the weekend, the gathering didn’t look like a political party yet united behind a Trump-led ticket. Red Ted Cruz T-shirts outnumbered Trump ball caps on the convention floor at the TRAC Center, and supporters of the Texas senator won 40 of the 41 elected delegate slots for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer — even though Cruz has dropped out of the race. ...snip... Amid talk of Republican unity,...
  • Seattle ...East African Migrants with Suitcases of Cash Leaving US – They’re ALL ON WELFARE

    05/20/2016 8:19:52 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/19/2016 | Jim Hoft
    Seattle and King County officials have stopped several migrants with suitcases full of American dollars leaving the United States. All of the suspects carrying the suitcases full of cash were on welfare. KING5 reported: “ Travelers pulling suitcases full of cash started showing up at Sea-Tac Airport last year holding tickets for flights headed out of the United States. The people carrying the cash didn’t hide the fact from Customs. Just the opposite, they reported it. Anyone traveling out of the United States is required to declare any amount over $10,000 and fill out a one-page federal form. These reports...
  • ESPN Panel Incensed That Native Americans Too Dumb to Be Offended by Redskins

    05/20/2016 7:02:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/19/2016 | Bruce Bookter
    The Washington Post released a poll on Thursday, which showed that 90% of Native Americans do not take offense to the word, Redskins. The sports media responded to this poll by apologizing for decades of fear-mongering, race-baiting, and trying to make a national crisis out of something that is not even a crisis in the Indian community. Just kidding. They freaked out. On ESPN’s Around the Horn, host Tony Reali asked his panel whether or not the fact that the supposedly offended Native Americans, being not so offended, changed their views on the issue? Spoiler alert: it didn’t:
  • Trump says ‘sanctuary cities’ should lose funding

    05/18/2016 12:21:01 PM PDT · by Theo · 75 replies
    Conservative Firing Line ^ | May 18, 2016 | Dave Workman
    In an on-air interview with KVI-AM’s morning host John Carlson in Seattle on Wednesday, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump blasted the idea of so-called “sanctuary cities,” and said that as president, he would withhold funding from those cities. He called such cities “a haven for criminals.” “We have to have law and order in our country,” Trump said. “We have no law and order. When you look at the people who are pouring in and the borders are so porous. “I want people to come into the country a hundred percent,” he explained, “but they have to come in legally....
  • Seattle's homeless crisis episode 4: Going inside the SHARE/WHEEL mafia complex

    05/17/2016 3:56:13 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Maurice Newhope
    The following is a testimony by Maurice Newhope, who has stayed at Seattle's notorious share shelters and tent cities. Maurice Newhope is a conservative libertarian activist who has experienced homelessness in the past after he was wrongfully and unjustly accused of a crime. Despite having his name cleared, his arrest record has stopped him from finding work and he has difficulty. It is his third time being homeless in America. Maurice expects to get housing in a month or so in New Hampshire. He currently works part time in the Manchester Concord metro area.  Maurice was enrolled in SHARE/WHEEL from...
  • Confessed time-traveller pretty sure he'll win U.S. presidency

    04/26/2016 2:31:04 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 105 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | April 26, 2016 | Postmedia Network
    If Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton don't resonate with American voters, they always have Andrew Basiago -- a presidential candidate who is pretty sure he's going to become "either president or vice-president" between 2016 and 2028, according to information he's gathered time travelling. Cheekily calling his campaign "a time for truth," Basiago, 54, brags on his site that he "served bravely in the two secret U.S. defence projects in which time travel on Earth and voyages to Mars were first undertaken." Basiago -- who has made similar claims in the past -- also said he's helped several former presidents make...
  • 52 climate activists arrested in Washington railroad protest [blocking train to refineries]

    05/16/2016 2:09:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 13 replies
    AP ^ | 15 May 2016 | Donna Gordon Blankinship
    Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in tents and sleeping bags on the tracks near two refineries in northwest Washington, according to BNSF Railway spokesman Gus Melonas. They were asked to leave at about 5 a.m. and most gathered their belongings and left the area near Anacortes, Melonas said. "It was peaceful," he said. "Eighty percent removed their belongings and cleared out." The 52 people arrested were cited for trespassing, according to the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management....
  • Dozens arrested in Washington state environmental protest (part of Break Free 2016 12-day campaign)

    05/15/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/15/16 | Kevin Murphy
    (Reuters) - Dozens of people were arrested in Washington state on Sunday, two days after protesters set up a blockade on railroad tracks leading to a pair of oil refineries as part of a global protest over dependence on fossil fuels, authorities said. The protesters, camping out on BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] tracks at Anacortes, Washington, about 70 miles (113 km) north of Seattle, refused police orders to disperse, said Katie McCulloch, a spokesman for the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management. All of the 52 protesters under arrest were charged with trespassing, while one person was also charged with resisting...
  • Seattle's homeless emergency episode 2: SHARE/WHEEL The homeless mafia

    05/13/2016 11:22:10 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball and Maurice Newhope
    Shocking isn't it? Tent cities, refugee camps, they are all over America but in Seattle they are considered the norm. Today as of the writing of this article, one such tent city has been erected over Seattle city hall. It is illegally established and yet city hall not only tolerates it but is using taxpayer funds to promote it. They have but one demand. GIMME! GIMME! GIMME! The Tent city, dubbed Tent City 6 is run by two organizations of militant homeless bums called SHARE/WHEEL. Share stands for Seattle Housing and Resource effort. Wheel stands for Women's Housing, Equality...
  • Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug

    05/11/2016 8:28:53 AM PDT · by fella · 49 replies
    sciencedaily ^ | 10 May 2016 | AAA
    Foundation research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are meaningless Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. New research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are arbitrary and unsupported by science, which could result in unsafe motorists going free and others being wrongfully convicted for impaired driving. Washington was one of the first two states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, and these findings raise serious concerns about drug-impaired driving with...