These are just a few of the stories at the top of the KOMO News site this morning. Every single story shows how the radicals running local government have destroyed everything they touch.
The City of Seattle encourages (does not punish) public drug use, especially in and around the burgeoning homeless encampments.
Also related to the drug scene around Seattle, evidence that there is no plan to decrease the use of illegal drugs in the city.
And Seattle/King County does have enabling legislation to allow “Safe Injection Sites”, where illegal-drug addicts can “shoot up”, supervised by nurses. They just can’t seem to find the ideal site, so none has opened up yet. I have read that they are considering “mobile” drug dens, so no permanent site will be necessary. I can just see the ads now: “Hey, Burien Drug Addicts! Meet your Mobile Drug Den at Fourth and Highway 900, Monday at 3:00PM”.
And Seattle has passed the most restrictive gun-storage laws in recent memory, essentially requiring legal gun owners to lock up their firearms where they cannot be obtained by anyone easily (especially the homeowner with the burglar or rapist at the door). Yeah, buy that gun for self-defense, and we will mandate that it be unavailable to you when you need it most.
Everyone in the Seattle-Everett-Tacoma area is paying through the nose (car-tab tax, property tax, sales tax) for this useless Choo-Choo Train that 1% of the population will ride. Everyone has heard of the huge (predicted) cost-overruns associated with this boondoggle, and this is one of the most egregious. It seems that they need very long escalators to carry riders from the street down to the underground train station by the University of Washington. The radicals who run (?) un-Sound Transit ordered “commercial-grade” escalators instead of “transit-grade” escalators, probably to save costs. Yeah, big savings! Not only are transit riders inconvenienced by having to walk up and down hundreds of stairs to get to and from the train, but NO costs were saved, and more costs will now have to be incurred! On MY dime!
Seattle police have essentially stopped responding to most property crimes in the city. Is it any wonder that we try our best to stay the hell out of Seattle? The city is almost literally going to hell in a hand basket. I Despise Seattle, and I feel sorry for those who live there. However, they do get the government they elect, don’t they? Maybe I shouldn’t feel too sorry for them after all.