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  • Washington's cherry blossoms bloom despite cold snap

    03/27/2017 7:53:39 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 3/27/17 | yahoo
    A mild winter followed by a spate of cold weather in Washington, made its mark on the city’s cherry blossoms, but the annual festival delighted first-time visitors on Sunday. The cherry blossom trees were a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912. The cherry blossom trees currently grow in three National Park Service locations, including the Tidal Basin, Hains Point and on the Washington Monument grounds. The cold weather killed half of the blossoms on the Yoshino cherry trees just as they were reaching their peak. The National Park Service says on its website that peak bloom was...
  • Police: Naked Man's Bizarre Rampage Destroys Edmonds Luxury Home

    03/25/2017 11:09:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    KOMO ^ | Friday, March 24th 2017
    A naked man's bizarre fight with police ended in the fiery destruction of a luxury home Thursday night in Edmonds, police said. Officers said they eventually had to subdue the man with a Taser when they spotted him rampaging and setting fires inside the home. The strange drama unfolded at about 11:30 p.m. Thursday as police responded to the home in the 19100 block of Olympic View Drive in Edmonds after receiving reports about a disturbance there. The first officers on scene heard a lot of commotion inside the house, including furniture being thrown and items breaking. They finally were...
  • Landlords suing over Seattle’s ‘first come, first served’ rental ordinance say it’s unconstitutional

    03/24/2017 9:47:42 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Q13 FOX News ^ | March 24, 2017 | BY HANA KIM
    A lawsuit in Seattle pits some fundamental rights against each other — it’s civil rights that ban discrimination, and property rights that allow owners to decide what to do with their homes and land. The issue is with a new law that requires landlords to rent to tenants on a “first come, first served” basis. The goal is to make sure all renters are treated equally. But the landlords who are suing say the program is a bureaucratic nightmare and unconstitutional. Critics say it’s all about the survival of the fastest, but supporters say it levels the playing field for...
  • Mayor Obama would be most powerful man in D.C. again

    03/10/2017 5:02:39 AM PST · by luke1825 · 19 replies
    lowell sun ^ | 3/11 | peter lucas
    Mayor Barack Obama. How does that sound? According to my imaginary, non-existent Russian intelligence sources, the real reason the former president decided to live in Washington is so that he can run for mayor of Washington, D.C.
  • A black Muslim teen was just found hanging from a tree outside Seattle

    03/02/2017 8:29:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Resistance Report ^ | March 2, 2017
    Ben Keita, an 18-year-old black Muslim, was missing for months. His body, which was found hanging from a tree, hints at a possible hate crime. Keita was first reported missing in November, just months prior to his graduation from Lake Stevens High School, where he dreamed of working in the medical field, according to his father, Ibrahima Keita. Roughly a month after he disappeared without having taken his car, wallet, or phone, his body was found in the woods near his home, hanging from a tree. KUOW reports that Keita’s death was initially ruled a suicide, but the cause of...
  • So You Wanna Be a Socialist? In Seattle, You’ve Got Options

    02/27/2017 1:59:01 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | February 27, 2017 | by Sara Bernard
    A few weeks ago, tenants’ rights activist Jon Grant announced that he’s running for City Council this fall as a Democratic Socialist. Although he is not, technically speaking, a member of any political party - the affiliation is more a kind of “shorthand to describe my values to voters,” he says - his second-time run for a Council seat is couched in the belief that, in Seattle, anyway, “it’s not enough anymore to be an establishment Democrat.” The events of the past year, and especially of the past few months, seem to echo that sentiment. November 8, 2016, was an...
  • PRESIDENT TRUMP: BEWARE OF THE WASHINGTON WE BE CROWD

    02/27/2017 8:06:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/27/17 | Patrick Dorinson
    Federal government’s “corporate culture” is dominated by career bureaucrats with no passion for their product and no incentive to improve Many years and a few lifetimes ago, I received Presidential appointments to serve in the federal government. It was an experience I will never forget and I was honored to serve. It was an eye-opening experience in how our Washington government actually works, or doesn’t work as the case may be.
  • Customs and Border Protection Officers Arrest Escaped Fugitive

    02/26/2017 3:55:04 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 15 replies
    Breaking 911 ^ | February 26, 2017 | Breaking 911
    TUCSON, Ariz. – Customs and Border Protection officers at Arizona’s Lukeville Port of Entry arrested a 30-year-old man on Feb. 21 wanted in the state of Washington for “escape from community custody.” Zeferino Alaniz Balderas was a passenger in vehicle returning from Puerto Penasco, Mexico. When officers asked both occupants for identification, Balderas stated that his identification had been stolen. As a result, officers directed the driver to a secondary inspection area.
  • University of Washington Writing Guru Declares American Grammar ‘Racist’

    02/25/2017 5:23:14 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 57 replies
    heatst ^ | February 21, 2017 | Emily Zanotti
    The chief writing instructor at the University of Washington, Tacoma, is trying to dismantle the rules of grammar because he believes they are racist—and the college has given its endorsement to his campaign. Posters that appeared this week in the college’s writing center are part of a new effort to teach students that the conventional rules on how to structure sentences and form ideas in written language are perpetuating inequality and “white supremacy.” “Racism is the normal condition of things. Racism is pervasive. It is in the systems, structures, rules, languages, expectations and guidelines that make up our classes, school,...
  • Kshama Sawant calls for wave of anti-Trump protests and strikes on May Day

    02/24/2017 11:06:51 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    KCPQ-TV ^ | February 22, 2017 | Staff
    SEATTLE — Socialist Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant is calling for a wave of protests and strikes on May Day this year against President Donald Trump and his policies. Sawant penned an article in the socialist publication Jacobin Magazine titled Why We Should Strike on May Day. “Since Inauguration Day, millions of people have taken to the streets to fight against Donald Trump’s right-wing agenda. Yet the president is continuing his attacks,” she wrote. Sawant called for rank-and-file union members and labor leaders to bring forth resolutions to strike on May 1. She also called for “mass peaceful civil...
  • Egypt's foreign minister to head to Washington Sunday ahead of Sisi visit

    02/24/2017 8:49:10 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Ahram ^ | Friday 24 Feb 2017 | none stated
    The visit is aimed to set the ground for next month's visit by President El-SisiEgypt's Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry will head to Washington DC on Sunday in preparation for a visit by President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi in March, the ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Shoukry will meet with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to discuss bilateral ties and the Trump administration's vision for the Arab region, spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid said in remarks to a local TV programme. The spokesman said the visit will also tackle the agenda of El-Sisi's anticipated visit to Washington in March, the first by an Egyptian president in...
  • Wash. governor orders agencies to ignore immigration requests

    02/23/2017 7:10:29 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 91 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2-23-2017 | Reid Wilson
    Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) on Thursday signed an executive order blocking state law enforcement agencies from detaining undocumented immigrants at the request of federal officials, days after the Trump administration began ramping up immigration enforcement actions.   Inslee’s order prevents state agencies from discriminating against or refusing service to those in living the country illegally. It also blocks those agencies from spending state resources to create or enforce a registry of citizens on the basis of religious affiliation.   The order blocks the Washington State Patrol and the state Department of Corrections from detaining anyone solely on the basis...
  • Washington State Trooper Under Investigation For Notifying ICE Of Deported Felon

    02/19/2017 8:05:47 PM PST · by Robwin · 34 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | February 19, 2017 | Cowgirl
    Tacoma, WA – A Washington State Patrol Trooper is the focus of an investigation because he notified ICE about a criminal illegal immigrant, just as he had been trained to. According to Q13 Fox, the incident began on February 9th when the Trooper, who was not identified, did a routine check of a driver’s license during a traffic crash on I-5.  That driver’s license belonged to Armando Chavez Corona, whose car was hit during a multi-vehicle collision. When Corona’s driver’s license was checked, which is standard procedure for officers to do when investigating car crashes, a warning came back from federal authorities...
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision “highly regrettable.” “While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • College Writing Center Declares American Grammar A ‘Racist,’ ‘Unjust Language Structure’

    02/20/2017 1:37:04 PM PST · by ColdOne · 118 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/20/17 | Rob Shimshock
    An “antiracist” poster in a college writing center insists American grammar is “racist” and an “unjust language structure,” promising to prioritize rhetoric over “grammatical ‘correctness.'” The poster, written by the director, staff, and tutors of the University of Washington, Tacoma’s Writing Center, states “racism is the normal condition of things,” declaring that it permeates rules, systems, expectations, in courses, school and society. “Linguistic and writing research has shown clearly for many decades that there is no inherent ‘standard’ of English,” proclaims the writing center’s statement. “Language is constantly changing. These two facts make it very difficult to justify placing people...
  • Obama going after Trump - Democrats will be lost in the desert for a very long time

    02/20/2017 7:43:11 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Lou Dobbs interviews Representative Chris Collins (R) New York, regarding Obama and Democrats going after Donald Trump.
  • Seattle judge won’t immediately release ‘Dreamer’ from detention center

    02/17/2017 10:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | February 17, 2017 | Nina Shapiro
    Lawyers for detained “Dreamer” Daniel Ramirez Medina went to court Friday seeking his immediate release and calling his arrest in a Des Moines apartment unconstitutional. A federal magistrate ruled he wasn’t empowered to free Ramirez before an immigration judge gets a chance to weigh in. But in a case that he said had far-reaching implications about federal policy regarding Dreamers, and which has drawn the concern of the Mexican government and immigration activists nationwide, Chief Magistrate Judge James Donohue took the unusual step of requiring that a bond hearing in immigration court be held within a week. U.S. District Court...
  • Stores around Washington selling out of Trump Wine

    02/15/2017 8:48:12 AM PST · by GonzoII · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/15/17 | Judy Kurtz
    There’s a run on Trump Wine, with stores in the Washington region selling out of bottles bearing the president’s name. Mike Mackie, co-owner of The Wine Cabinet in Reston, Va., says the brand is flying off his store shelves quicker than he can restock it for multiple reasons.
  • The Water, The Spirit and The Blood !

    02/17/2017 8:12:12 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Holy Spirit,Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-17-17 | Bible , jedediah
    Your soreness is a sign of spirit loss , so come drinking my Spirit "For I AM refreshing", and renewal "IS" yours for the taking when you learn to just receive ! So Take on Me through receiving deep within My Blood as your water and My bread as your food for as you truly fast the Earth I shall "restore' all that has been lost and stolen from you for I and The Father work "As One" . "So just agree with Me and all shall be restored to you " as I ( (( Rise Up )) )...
  • US gov't: Arrested Seattle 'dreamer' admitted gang ties

    02/16/2017 3:30:21 PM PST · by mandaladon · 18 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | GENE JOHNSON
    SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle area man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally as children admitted to having gang ties, the U.S. Justice Department said in court documents filed Thursday. Ramirez "stated 'no, not no more,' when asked if he is or has been involved with any gang activity," the government said in documents filed in U.S. District Court. Lawyers for Daniel Ramirez Medina, 23, called the allegation "wholly fabricated." The court documents also said Ramirez, who is Mexican and arrived in the U.S. at age 7,...
  • Court rules yet ANOTHER Christian owner must promote homosexual agenda

    02/16/2017 3:14:39 PM PST · by 198ml · 37 replies
    In yet another case where an LGBT “non-discrimination” order trumped First Amendment rights, the Washington Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that conscience rights don’t matter when it comes to running a business. In the case of Ingersoll v. Arlene’s Flowers – in which a gay client sued Baronelle Stutzman, a Christian floral artist who refused to participate in his same-sex wedding – the Evergreen State’s high court ruled that Stutzman’s First Amendment rights to freedom and expression should be subjugated to the LGBT agenda.
  • [Seattle Trotskyite Socialist City councilor] Kshama Sawant: Anti-Trump protests a 'historic' chance

    02/12/2017 4:10:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | February 12, 2017 | Patrick Strickland
    American leftists see huge gains as anger grows against Donald Trump's anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim policies. The election of far-right President Donald Trump has led to a surge in membership of socialist organisations across the United States. During his first few weeks in office, Trump has already issued a flurry of executive orders targeting Muslims and immigrants, while moving to lift regulations on Wall Street. In response, protests have taken place in cities across the country. Last week, demonstrations against Trump's now frozen ban on travellers from seven Muslim-majority countries were held at airports. The day after his inauguration, millions joined...
  • DisruptJ20 felony rioting indictment count rises to 209

    02/10/2017 8:18:57 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/10/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Of the 230 people arrested and charged with felony rioting connected with Inauguration Day, 209 have now been indicted This is a good way to curtail the anti-American Left’s violence. Make the perpetrators pay. A total of 209 individuals have been indicted for rioting in downtown Washington, D.C. on Inauguration Day, according to media reports.
  • State of Washington & State of Minnesota v. Trump

    02/09/2017 3:47:18 PM PST · by Ray76 · 10 replies
    Ninth Circuit Court ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | Ninth Circuit Court
    Ruling re Appeal of Visa Suspension TRO
  • Jesus forcast for you[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/06/2017 9:42:32 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-6-17 | Jesus the author of our faith
    You are my children so come spend time with me for now as you enter into worship welcoming in My Spirit of Grace truly Heaven shall open and my angelic army abound around you for you are My holy place as I live in and with you as one abiding together . Allow me to show, yes reveal to you that which are mysteries to others yet make I it known to you for you are my Gideons and we are about to take on a great victory over darkness and this is why my presence in you is expanding...
  • Trump appeal against Seattle judge’s travel ban ruling

    02/05/2017 5:05:48 AM PST · by Ellajonnez · 12 replies
    The US justice department has filed a court motion against the suspension of President Trump’s travel ban on people from seven mainly Muslim nations. The move seeks to reverse Friday’s ruling by a federal judge in Washington State. Visa holders from the affected nations have been scrambling to get flights to the US, fearing they have a slim window to enter America. Mr Trump’s ban last week led to mass protests and confusion at US airports. There were further demonstrations on Saturday in Washington, Miami and other US cities as well as in a number of European capitals. Thousands of...
  • Dilemma in Washington State: Crime Stats Don’t Support Gun Bills

    02/02/2017 2:48:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Dave Workman
    As the Washington State House Judiciary Committee gathers in Olympia to hear public testimony on two gun control bills Thursday afternoon, proponents of the measure requiring licensing and extensive background checks to own so-called “assault weapons” have a major problem. Uniform rime data from the FBI dating back to 2013 does not support contentions that semi-automatic rifles or shotguns pose a serious threat to public safety. Indeed, crime reports spanning three years – 2013, 2014 and 2015, the most recent year for which data is available – suggest quite the opposite. Rifles and shotguns are used in a fraction...
  • Washington state sues Trump over immigration order

    01/30/2017 11:39:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    msn.com ^ | 1/30/17 | MARTHA BELLISLE
    Washington state's attorney general says he is suing President Donald Trump over an executive order that suspended immigration from seven countries with majority-Muslim populations and sparked nationwide protests. Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced his lawsuit Monday, becoming the first state attorney general to announce a legal action against the Trump administration over one of its policies.
  • A look at the Northwest earthquake that shook the world

    01/27/2017 6:09:31 PM PST · by JimSEA · 15 replies
    Seattle PI ^ | 1/25/17 | ZOSHA MILLMAN
    Just before midnight on Jan. 27, 1700, Japan woke to a massive tsunami, a surprise since no one there felt the earthquake that would’ve caused it. Years later, scientists finally figured out why – it all started in Cascadia, exactly 317 years ago. Samurai, merchants and villagers wrote of minor flooding and damage. Confusion abounded. After all, there had been no tremor in Japan that would’ve given locals warning of a rogue wave.The “orphan tsunami” wouldn’t be linked to the parent earthquake, which originated in the geologically active Pacific Northwest’s Cascadia subduction zone, until the 1990s. The zone hosts a...
  • Women’s March on Washington - Useful Idiots Unite

    01/27/2017 1:13:39 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/27/17 | Ray DiLorenzo
    As faith dies out in the West, Islam moves in The Women’s March on Washington and other cities has effectively demonstrated the division in our nation. One side wants to conserve our ideals while the other side demands an end to our Judeo-Christian principles and faith. In the process, these protesters are being unknowingly manipulated by Islamists, Anarchists and Communists, much of it financed by George Soros. The formula is simple. You find impressionable or unhappy people, tell them their misery is not their fault and then build a fire underneath them.
  • March for Life in DC Live Thread

    01/27/2017 9:05:51 AM PST · by RooRoobird20 · 121 replies
    CSPAN live stream ^ | Jan 25 2017 | Me
    March for Life Rally just started
  • 'El Presidente' Enrique Peńa-Nieto coming to Washington

    01/25/2017 12:21:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/25/2017 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Let me give President Enrique Peña-Nieto a little credit for taking the initiative and setting up a meeting with President Trump.  He is under a lot of political pressure south of the border.  Let me give President Trump credit for accepting the visit.  It shows me that both sides want to get something good started. This is from the L.A. Times: The Mexican president’s early visit to the Trump White House underscores the importance that Mexico City places on having smooth relations with the new  U.S. administration, despite candidate Trump’s many broadsides against Mexico and Mexicans. According to a...
  • Trump Tornado Hits Washington

    01/25/2017 7:27:45 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 67 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 01/25/17 | W. JAMES ANTLE III
    The Trump administration's frenetic pace right out of the gate has confounded Democrats and kept the national press on its toes. "Incredible pace of activity in the Trump White House on week one," tweeted ABC News' chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. "When have we seen a public sked as packed as yesterday's and today's?" Entering his first full week in office, President Trump has issued executive orders clearing the way for the Keystone and Dakota Access pipelines, pushing for relief from the costs imposed by Obamacare, reinstating a ban on public funds for international organizations that perform or advocate...
  • 10 Things Learned From 3 Days In Washington D.C. (An AMAZING Pro-Trump Read!)

    01/22/2017 7:02:06 PM PST · by vannrox · 56 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 23JAN17 | Submitted by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com,
    Submitted by John Mauldin via MauldinEconomics.com,I have been in Washington DC for the last three days. The ostensible reason was to participate in a board meeting of a public company, Ashford Inc. (AINC). We manage hotel REITs that own three hotels here in DC, and the group decided to move our board meeting up a few weeks and hold it in DC during the inauguration. That gave me the opportunity to set up a few meetings to try to gain some insight into what the first 100 days, the first six months, and the first year of the Trump...
  • Time to go Barry

    01/19/2017 1:29:33 PM PST · by BobP · 28 replies
    01/19/17 | BobP
    Hit the road jack wagon, you hate-America agitator, and don't come back. AMF! You were nothing but a usurper and domestic enemy that divided our country. Barry's domestic legacies will be "The Porkulus," which lived for 8 years in CR's, which deepened the economic pain. The disappearing Middle Class. Eight years of massive debt and his catastrophic social engineering of our military. The U.S. military is in deep trouble. Our new Secretary of Defense (retired Marine Corps General James Mattis) will no doubt be dealing with topics such as Navy ships that breakdown, Air Force planes without spare parts...
  • CarMax looks to hire 120 for new Lynnwood, Puyallup stores (Washington state, career fair on 20th)

    01/18/2017 6:59:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Everett Herald ^ | January 10, 2017
    LYNNWOOD — CarMax, which bills itself as the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, is hiring more than 120 people at two new stores opening March in the Puget Sound region, one in Lynnwood and one in Puyallup. The publicly traded company is looking to hire full- and part-time employees and is offering up to a $5,000 signing bonus for automotive technicians. The company is planning to hold a career fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 20 at 202 15th Ave. SW, Puyallup. Or people can apply at http://jobs.carmax.com. CarMax, based in Richmond, Virginia, has more than 150...
  • In Iowa, Trump Voters Are Unfazed by Controversies

    01/12/2017 3:50:17 PM PST · by iowamark · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 12, 2017 | TRIP GABRIEL
    MONTICELLO, Iowa — The Table of Knowledge was delving into President-elect Donald J. Trump’s plans to upend government, and marveling at how he had forced his fellow Republicans in the House to reverse themselves on gutting the Office of Congressional Ethics. “He’s getting responses; things are happening,” Jerry Retzlaff, a retiree, said. “He got Congress to turn themselves around with one tweet.” “There’s no secret the press doesn’t like him, and neither does a lot of the leadership,” he added. “And that’s because he’s planning on making a lot of changes.” The eight men around a rectangular table, sipping coffee...
  • Why one side of Puget Sound became Trump country in 2016

    01/05/2017 6:36:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    KUOW-FM ^ | January 4, 2017 | David Hyde
    When you first hit the road from Seattle on your way to Mason County there are lots of signs that the economy is buzzing, like construction cranes, shiny new buildings and hybrid cars. But when you wind around past Olympia into Mason County, you're more likely to see a pickup truck with a gun rack than a Prius. And the average wage in Mason in 2015 was about half as much as in King County. The political contrast is also dramatic. Whereas Seattle is Hillary Country, in Mason County voters bolted on a 13-point swing from Barack Obama in 2012...
  • Anti-Trump ‘Occupy Inauguration’ event promoted by Seattle councilwoman with city resources

    01/04/2017 1:32:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 4, 2017 | Douglas Ernst
    Seattle’s only Socialist council member is using government resources to promote an anti-Trump event on Inauguration Day. Kshama Sawant wrote a letter Seattle residents as 2016 came to a close that urged them to resist “right-wing anti-worker bigot” President-elect Donald Trump. A 10-paragraph screed against the billionaire ends with a link to “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration — Seattle!” on Facebook. Nearly 9,000 people have seen the event and 3,000 have committed to attend. “Thank you for making 2016 a year to remember. When we fight, we win!” the Dec. 31 letter reads. “We cannot, as Hillary Clinton suggested, ‘give Trump...
  • Alabama Beats Washington 24-7 In 2016 Peach Bowl & Advance To Championship

    12/31/2016 3:52:49 PM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | Mike Cherico
    Mike Cherico December 31,2016 Roll Tide! Alabama crushed the Washington Huskies, 24-7, in the 2016 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, college football playoff game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Dec. 31st. Keep reading for all the details on this epic matchup! What an amazing game! Alabama, the reigning National and SEC champions, defeated a strong Washington Huskies team 24-7 in the Peach Bowl. Washington jumped out to an early 7-0 lead in the first quarter but then the Crimson Tide, led by young quarterback Jalen Hurts, 18, came roaring back and controlled the rest of the game. Alabama will now...
  • Fake Adult Entertainment Agency Sued for Deceptive Business Practices

    12/30/2016 5:41:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    KWWL-TV ^ | December 29, 2016 | NBC News
    The Washington State Attorney General's Office last week filed a most unusual consumer protection lawsuit — charging a Seattle man with running a scheme for nearly a decade where he set up a fake talent agency for adult entertainers in order to trick women into posing nude and having sex with him. Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey is accused of creating a fictitious business and using deceptive ads with bogus employment offers to find his victims. The lawsuit alleges Hickey offered and advertised commercial services solely for his "own personal gain" and to "satisfy his sexual desires" with no intention of following...
  • Meet the man who can basically read President Obama’s mind (I want to puke)

    12/30/2016 4:31:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 17 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2/15/2016 | Colby Itkowitz
    Outside the Oval Office is a small rectangular room with two side-by-side, nondescript wooden desks. In one sits President Obama’s personal secretary. In the other is Brian Mosteller, the man who sweats the small stuff so that the president doesn’t have to. Few have even heard of Mosteller, but if you look closely at photographs taken inside the White House, you can often glimpse him at the edge of the frame, omnipresent. From his chair, he is the only person in the White House with a direct view of the president at his desk. No one gets in the Oval...
  • Acclaimed Seattle chef wants people to ignore Trump’s inauguration

    12/29/2016 2:37:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    KTTH-AM ^ | December 29, 2016 | Kipp Robertson
    A Seattle chef wants people in the city to do something positive on Jan. 20 and ignore the presidential inauguration. “In all honesty, we are trying to take away attention from the inauguration and turn it into something positive,” Renee Erickson told KIRO Radio’s Jason Rantz on Thursday. Erickson will close one of her Capitol Hill restaurant’s, Bar Melusine, to host a party and raise money for the Anti-Defamation League, she says. She is encouraging other restaurateurs to do something similar — close down and host a fundraising event. “On our end, we want to create an environment where we...
  • In Alabama And Washington's Peach Bowl matchup, It's All About The QBs

    12/28/2016 4:18:11 PM PST · by blam · 52 replies
    Sports Illustrated ^ | Andy Stables
    •If Washington can get pressure on Alabama QB Jalen Hurts, the Crimson Tide could be vulnerable. But the Huskies need QB Jake Browning to have time to take advantage. Andy Staples Wednesday December 28th, 2016 Who wants Bama? Washington does. Huskies coach Chris Petersen did excellent work as an underdog at Boise State, and now his team will get the ultimate underdog experience against the undefeated defending national champ in the Peach Bowl. Alabama coach Nick Saban has told anyone who would listen since the playoff field was announced that Washington will be the best team the Crimson Tide have...
  • A Revolutionary Christmas: The Battle of Trenton, 1776

    12/27/2016 9:07:35 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/27/16 | Susan Frickey
    Try to picture it. Try to feel it. It’s brutally cold. East Coast cold, where the humidity makes the bitterness cut right through to the bone. You’re freezing, even with a thick parka and snow boots. Your fingers are numb in your designer gloves. Holding your hot chocolate, you’re thankful for the warmth making its way down your throat as you walk down the paved and de-iced sidewalk. Travel back in time to 1776. You don’t have a parka, or boots, or a hat or gloves. You’re lucky if you have a shirt on your back and something between your...
  • What’s Merry about all This?

    12/24/2016 10:26:02 PM PST · by pboyington · 6 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    It seems that Americans have always been deployed to dangerous frontiers during the holidays as they’ve battled the enemies of freedom and justice. In December 1776, the entire American patriot cause was in danger of collapsing. Reeling from yet another loss to the British Army, General George Washington and his men retreated from New York to the frozen hills of eastern Pennsylvania. Desperate times called for desperate action. Instead of bivouacking for the winter, as was the custom at the time, Washington developed a daring plan to hit the enemy. On Christmas night, he led 2,400 starving and ill-clothed Continental...
  • Washington Crossing the Delaware, 25 Dec, 1776

    12/24/2016 7:20:18 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 31 replies
    Washington Crossing Historic Park ^ | 2016 | Washington Crossing Historic Park
    In the winter of 1776, General George Washington and his ragged army had experienced only defeat and despair. The War for Independence was going badly, with failure following failure. ... General Washington hatched a daring plan to cross the Delaware River under the cover of darkness, march to Trenton and attack the Hessian outposts in and around Trenton. The boats to be used for the crossing were gathered earlier in the month in compliance with Washington’s orders, primarily as a defensive measure. Various types of boats were collected; most notable were the large, heavy Durham boats used to carry pig...
  • Judge: Seattle Kids Can Move Ahead with Climate Rights Case

    12/22/2016 9:02:28 AM PST · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/22/16 | PHUONG LE
    SEATTLE (AP) — Eight Seattle children should have "their day in court" to argue that Washington state and others aren't protecting them from climate change, a judge ruled. King County Superior Court Judge Hollis Hill on Monday allowed the young petitioners to move ahead in their case against the state, writing that "it is time for these youth to have the opportunity to address their concerns in a court of law, concerns raised under statute and under the state and federal constitutions." The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, had asked the judge last month to find the state...
  • Mourning George Washington

    12/18/2016 5:58:58 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 6 replies
    www.MountVernon.org ^ | 2016 | unattributed
    Mourners assembled at Mount Vernon to attend the family-organized funeral and internment on December 18, 1799. Washington's body lay in the long portico, in a coffin that featured silver-plate ornament at the head inscribed, "SURGE AD JUDICIUM," (rise to judgement) with another mid-point inscribed with "GLORIA DEO." (glory to God) Josiah Bartlett, a fellow Mason, chronicled the funeral, explaining that the Alexandria Band played the "Funeral Dirge" by I. Decker. Bartlett as well as other Masonic brethren and military officers served as pallbearers. The coffin bore Washington's sword and Masonic apron. Washington's horse was lead by two servants dressed in...
  • Let's Fight Tyranny

    12/17/2016 11:40:10 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/17/16 | Walter Williams
    The following article was published in the Jewish World Review on November 16th of 2016. By Walter Williams For more than a half-century, it has become abundantly clear that our nation faces increasing irreconcilable differences. At the root is the fact that there is one group of Americans who mostly want to be left alone and live according to the rule of law and the dictates of the U.S. Constitution while another group of Americans wants to control the lives of others and ignore both the rule of law and constitutional restraints on the federal government. Should those Americans who...