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  • D.C. ignoring court order to issue concealed-carry permits, columnist says

    05/26/2016 7:27:15 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 16 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...
  • Seattle''s homeless Emergency Episode 1: Big fat government always = big fat failure

    05/10/2016 7:44:27 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 6 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    This is part 1 of a series of episodes I am doing on the Seattle homeless crisis. It illustrates perfectly the problems with big government, the insanity of liberals and the great lengths these red diaper doper baby liberal degenerates will go to get a free lunch off the backs of those who earn their lunch by their own sweat and tears. This first episode is a prologue of sorts, at focus is the failure of Olympia and city hall in particular a taxpayer funded program, The committee to end homelessness in King county that has gotten little attention but...
  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • Local TV Media Cut Trump Off This Afternoon.

    05/07/2016 4:51:54 PM PDT · by Vinylly · 30 replies
    We were watching Donald Trump Rally in Lynden, Washington. A local TV channel said they would be covering it. When he got into Crooked Hitlery, the station cut him off and we didn't have a chance to hear all his message. The TV just went black..
  • Trump Invokes Clinton Impeachment In Latest Attack

    05/07/2016 4:35:16 PM PDT · by drewh · 73 replies
    CNN Breaking News ^ | 7:03 PM ET, Sat May 7, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    <p>Donald Trump on Saturday invoked Bill Clinton's impeachment in an escalation of his attacks on Hillary Clinton over the family's treatment of women.</p> <p>"She's married to a man who got impeached for lying," Trump said of the likely Democratic nominee. "He was impeached and he had to go through a whole big process and it wasn't easy. He was impeached for lying about what happened with a woman."</p>
  • Trump: The Gravy Train's gonna end pretty soon for a lot of people

    05/07/2016 5:14:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 96 replies
    Donald Trump at Lynden, Washington 1:48:45
  • Sorry, you #NeverTrumpers are going to have to actually think instead of trotting out that one.

    05/07/2016 8:51:13 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/07/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The most intellectually lazy argument ever: ‘Trump and Hillary are one and the same!’ Here’s how it goes every time. It’s always the same: “I will not compromise my principles and vote for that man! And if you had any principles, neither would you! I REFUSE TO COMPROMISE!” “I’m not compromising anything. My principles say Hillary must not be allowed to become president. Like it or not, electing Trump is the only way to stop her.”
  • 2 Live Trump Rallies 5/07/2016 Spokane, WA @ 12pm and Lyndon, WA @ 3pm PDT

    05/07/2016 5:51:42 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 1,125 replies
    Rally #1 @ Spokane Convention Center - Exhibit Hall A & B @ 12pm PDT Spokane, Washington Is a city in the state of Washington, in the northwestern United States. It is the seat of Spokane County. It is located on the Spokane River, west of the Rocky Mountain foothills in eastern Washington, 92 miles (148 km) south of the Canadian border, approximately 20 miles (30 km) from the Washington–Idaho border, and 280 miles (450 km) east of Seattle along Interstate 90. The city and wider Inland Northwest region is served by Spokane International Airport, 5 miles (8 km) west...
  • Gunman on the run after shooting estranged wife outside Maryland high school

    05/06/2016 6:13:04 AM PDT · by fruser1 · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6 May 2016 | Associated Press
    BELTSVILLE, Md. – A man fatally shot his estranged wife while she was waiting to pick up their children outside a suburban Washington high school Thursday afternoon and wounded a man who tried to intervene, police said.
  • Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA

    05/04/2016 8:30:51 AM PDT · by jennychase · 117 replies
    FOXNEWS | 5/4/2026 | Vanity
    Kasich heading back to Ohio, cancelling events in WA. He will make state at 5.00 pm Ohio Time.
  • Behold the Nominee: Will the GOP Embrace Its Trump Nightmare or Walk Away?

    05/03/2016 7:04:11 PM PDT · by Milhous · 64 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 3, 2016 9:09 p.m. | Ed Kilgore
    Well, so much for suspense. The networks called Indiana for Donald Trump about five seconds after the polls closed, and within two hours Ted Cruz announced he was suspending his campaign. Trump is winning a majority of the vote and will likely win all 57 delegates. Even if a few delegates stray back across the line, this win clinched the nomination for Trump. He will now have well over 1,000 bound delegates, which is less than 200 from what he needs to make it a lock. And that's without the unbound delegates he definitely has in Pennsylvania and is sure...
  • Man Hijacks Metrobus; Pedestrian Fatally Struck: Police (Armed Teens Hijack DC Metro Bus)

    05/03/2016 9:07:00 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    NBC Washington DC ^ | 03 MAY 16 | News staff
    A man attacked a Metrobus driver with a weapon and hijacked his bus Tuesday morning, D.C. police said. The bus then struck a pedestrian, who later died. It's not clear where the bus was taken from, but police say the bus in now stopped at a gas station in the 4300 block of Minnesota Avenue in Northeast Washington. Police say the suspect got on the bus and attacked the bus driver with a weapon. The driver managed to get off the bus, but suffered a back injury in the process. He is expected to be OK. The suspect then drove...
  • Ex-49ers standout Dana Stubblefield charged with rape of disabled woman

    05/02/2016 5:50:40 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies
    WFAA.COM ^ | 02 MAY 2016 | WFAA.COM
    Former 49ers defensive tackle and Super Bowl champion Dana Stubblefield was charged Monday with the rape of a “developmentally delayed” disabled woman, the Santa Clara (Calif.) County District Attorney’s office announced. According to the San Jose Mercury News, prosecutors said the 5-foot, 105-pound woman was assaulted on April 9, 2015 during an interview at Stubblefield’s home for a babysitting job. "This was a crime of violence against a vulnerable victim," Deputy District Attorney Tim McInerny said in a statement. "She was looking for a job and she was unconscionably assaulted."
  • Supreme Court rejects challenge to Seattle's $15 minimum wage

    05/02/2016 2:27:29 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 19 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | May 2, 2016
    The U.S. Supreme Court will not hear a challenge to Seattle's $15-an-hour minimum wage from franchise owners who say the law discriminates against them by treating them as large businesses. Seattle was one of the first cities in the nation to adopt a law aiming for a $15 minimum wage, giving small businesses employing fewer than 500 people seven years to phase it in. Large employers must do so over three or four years, depending on whether they offer health insurance to their employees. Franchises say they are small businesses and should have more time to phase in the higher...
  • Bill Gates calls for higher capital gains taxes

    05/02/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 02 MAY 16 | Robert Frank | @robtfrank
    Bill Gates said investment gains should be taxed at the same level as ordinary income — a bold call for one of the world's largest investors. Speaking Monday on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Gates said that he's "pleased" that there is more discussion around changing the tax code. When asked what he would alter, Gates sided with his pal Warren Buffett and said he supports raising the earned income tax credit. But Gates also said he would raise the tax rate for capital gains — the largest source of income for the richest Americans. The current top tax rate on capital...
  • Cruz Hits Boehner for 'Lucifer' Slam

    04/28/2016 11:32:57 AM PDT · by maggief · 40 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 28, 2016 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    EXCERPTS "When John Boehner calls me 'Lucifer,' he's not directing that at me," the GOP presidential candidate and Florida senator said in a Fort Wayne, Indiana press conference Thursday morning. "He's directing that at you. What Boehner is angry with me for is not something I've ever said to him. What Boehner is angry with me for is standing with the American people and energizing and encouraging House conservatives to stand with the American people and actually honor the commitments we've made." (snip) "If I said 50 words in my life to John Boehner, I'd be surprised," said Cruz, nothing...
  • Long before John Boehner called Ted Cruz ‘Lucifer in the flesh,’ he called him his lawyer

    04/28/2016 12:43:33 PM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 4/28/16 | Sean Sullivan
    We are re-upping this post from early 2014 in light of Boehner labeling Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh" and saying, "I've never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life." Here's where their work together began, two decades ago. For what it's worth, Cruz downplayed their relationship Thursday in his comments responding to Boehner. "I've met John Boehner two or three times in my life," he assured. As we show below, that's not entirely accurate.
  • John Boehner once hired Ted Cruz to be his lawyer

    04/28/2016 3:16:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4/28/16 | Allan Smith
    Former House Speaker John Boehner ripped into Sen. Ted Cruz in a memorable fashion during a Wednesday appearance, prompting Cruz to say he "doesn't know" Boehner. "I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life," Boehner said, dubbing Cruz "Lucifer in the flesh." But a closer look at their history reveals the two weren't always enemies. In fact, long before Boehner saw Cruz as Lucifer, the 2016 Republican presidential candidate was actually his lawyer.
  • WaPo: Ted Cruz Was John Boehner's Lawyer

    04/29/2016 7:11:28 AM PDT · by Rational Thought · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 04/28/2016 | Bill Hoffmann
    Ted Cruz's claim on Thursday that he never knew or worked with John Boehner has been called into question following the revelation that the Texas senator once served as the former House speaker's lawyer.
  • No, Ted Cruz was not ‘John Boehner’s lawyer’

    04/29/2016 11:23:34 AM PDT · by OneVike · 109 replies
    New Zeal ^ | 4/28/16 | Renee nal
    The media is working hard to convince you that they caught Ted Cruz in a lie about working with John Boehner. But they are the ones lying, as usual.During an interview hosted by Stanford in Government (SIG) and the Stanford Speakers Bureau, former House Speaker John Boehner referred to presidential candidate Ted Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.” He continued, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.”But Boehner did not “work” with Ted Cruz. Boehner only worked...
  • Ted Cruz Responds To John Boehner With A Really Weird (And False) Comeback

    04/28/2016 4:28:03 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 24 replies
    uproxx.com ^ | 04.28.16 | ANDREW HUSBAND
    Cruz also told reporters gathered in Fort Wayne, Indiana that he’d only met Boehner “two or three times.” Which, in terms of actual numbers, may or may not be true, but the depth of these meetings was far greater than Cruz’s statements suggested. That’s because he worked as Boehner’s attorney during the Ohio representative’s federal lawsuit against Washington representative Jim McDermott in 1998.
  • 80-year-old woman fatally shoots home intruder

    04/29/2016 10:36:18 AM PDT · by DeltaZulu · 36 replies
    KIRO 7 News via MyNorthwest.com ^ | April 28, 2016 @ 11:26 pm
    Deputies are investigating after an intruder was fatally shot in a home near Thursday night Monroe. Authorities responded after an 80-year-old woman called 911 to report she had shot an intruder in the 13700 block of Woods Lake Road before 9 p.m. Police said the intruder broke into the home and stabbed a 75-year-old man. The man’s wife then shot the intruder. According to police, the intruder died at the scene. The man was taken to Harborview Medical Center and is in stable condition. The woman was not injured. Woods Lake Road between Florence Road and Old Owen Road was...
  • Charge: Bernie Sanders Supporter Threatens to Cut Out Rep. McDermott's Tongue

    04/29/2016 8:51:22 AM PDT · by Rinnwald · 25 replies
    KOMO News, Seattle P-I ^ | 4/28/2016 | Levi Pulkkinen
    A Seattle man accused of threatening to cut out U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott's tongue now faces felony charges. King County prosecutors claim Jasper K. Bell made the threat because he was upset that McDermott, D-Seattle, was supporting Hillary Clinton for president.
  • Judge tosses Seattle ordinance requiring garbage-can searches for food waste [SANITY!]

    04/29/2016 12:17:00 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/28/2016 | Valerie Richardson
    A state judge threw out a portion of a Seattle ordinance requiring garbage collectors to snoop through residents’ trash in search of food waste, calling the provision unconstitutional. King County Superior Court Judge Beth M. Andrus issued an injunction against the garbage inspections but not Seattle’s residential food-waste ban, which forbids throwing away food scraps and compostable paper.
  • University of Washington removes cheerleader infographic after outcry

    04/28/2016 7:20:19 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 33 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 28, 2016
    The University of Washington removed an infographic Tuesday that gave prospective cheerleaders tips on how to do their hair and makeup for tryouts after strong social media backlash. The graphic advised women to wear their hair “straight or curled” along with “false eyelashes” and “flattering eye shadow.” It discouraged women from wearing “distracting fingernail polish” or “tops that cover the midriff.” The Seattle Times reported the advice along with a photo of a white woman in blond hair posing in a black sports bra was posted on the cheerleading team’s Facebook page. The post was removed before 9 a.m. Tuesday.
  • Point Roberts (an American city stranded at the tip of a Canadian peninsula)

    04/22/2016 10:17:58 AM PDT · by NYer · 58 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | April 22, 2016
    The Convention of 1818 between Britain and America following the War of 1812 had a tough job to take on: determining the border between Canada and the United States. In an effort to avoid controversy and confusion caused by drawing the boundary based on watershed, the two countries agreed on a simpler solution: the 49th parallel. There were, of course, multiple problems that arose with this solution, including the fact that Vancouver Island was split in two by the imaginary line. The debate over whether the line of latitude should split the island in two or if it should be ignored,...
  • Saudi Influence on Washington Must End if we are going to have any hope of defeating global jihad

    04/22/2016 8:47:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/22/2016 | Robert Spencer
    The 28 pages of a Congressional report detailing where the 9/11 hijackers got their financing have been classified for years, but what they contain is an open secret. Former Senator Bob Graham explained: “The 28 pages primarily relate to who financed 9/11, and they point a very strong finger at Saudi Arabia as being the principal financier.” So why keep this information secret? Because the Saudis wield undue influence in Washington, among both parties – an influence that has deformed our response to the global jihad threat, and continues to do so. Responding to a bill that would allow 9/11...
  • Ted Cruz continues work to lock down Washington State.

    04/18/2016 3:48:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Red State ^ | April 17, 2016 | Moe Lane
    To refresh your memory: Washington State has 44 delegates, winner-take-most (majority takes all) proportional primary (20% threshold), with statewide and CD delegates. Closed primary (deadline to switch is next week; deadline for first-time voters is next month), but it’s all mail-in. …And, just think! Five months ago, I would have had to write another three or four sentences to explain all of that. Now I can just assume that most of you folks will be able to follow along. It’s an ill wind, huh? Anyway, it turns out that Ted Cruz has already done the work – before the deadline...
  • Washington 'keeps option open' on PA's 'settlement' resolution

    04/14/2016 4:57:52 PM PDT · by Lera · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/15/2016 | Elad Benari
    State Department spokesman won't say whether the United States will support anti-Israeli resolution, but also rules nothing out. The United States refused to say on Thursday whether or not it would support a Palestinian Authority (PA) proposal for a United Nations resolution to condemn Israeli "settlement building" -- but ruled nothing out. "We understand that there is an early draft that the Palestinians have shared informally in New York," State Department spokesman John Kirby said, according to the AFP news agency. "I'm not going to comment on an informal draft resolution. Nothing has been formally introduced or circulated at the...
  • Researchers link climate changes, Pueblo social disruption

    04/11/2016 5:29:00 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Washington State University ^ | April 1, 2016 | Eric Sorensen 9posted by Cynthia King)
    Washington State University scientists... say the region saw three other cultural transitions over the preceding five centuries. The researchers also document recurring narratives in which the Pueblo people agreed on canons of ritual, behavior and belief that quickly dissolved as climate change hurt crops and precipitated social turmoil and violence... Bocinsky, WSU Regents Professor Tim Kohler and colleagues analyzed data from just over 1,000 southwest archaeological sites and nearly 30,000 tree-ring dates that served as indicators of rainfall, heat and time. Their data-intensive approach, facilitated by climate reconstructions run at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the University of...
  • Trump team tells supporters to sign up to be delegates 2 days late [WA]

    04/08/2016 12:01:44 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 91 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/08/2016 | Eliza Collins
    Donald Trump's team is encouraging its supporters in Washington state to sign up to be a potential Trump delegate. The only problem: The campaign's local crew sent its email on Friday -- two days after the filing deadline to appear on the printed ballot in Saturday's conventions and caucuses. The email, headlined "invitation," encouraged supporters to submit their Declaration of Candidacy for Delegate form. But the very next sentence says the filing deadline was Wednesday. "You can still be elected as a Trump Delegate at your GOP County Convention this Saturday!" the April 8 email, which was obtained by POLITICO,...
  • Ambulance Stopped by ATVs and Motorcycles while Transporting a Child

    04/07/2016 1:39:13 PM PDT · by jumpingcholla34 · 46 replies
    WTOP.COM ^ | April 7 2016 | Megan Cloherty
    A commercial ambulance crew told the Department of Health they were swarmed by about 30 ATV and motorcycle riders on March 23 on Michigan Avenue near North Capitol Street. The incident description said the group blocked the ambulance, which was carrying an intensive care patient being transported to a children's unit, and forced it to stop even though the ambulance used its lights and sirens in an attempt to get by. The crew reported one of the drivers opened the ambulance door and accused the ambulance driver of cutting the group off.