Dispatch from Washington State: Doubling down on failure

Here are some news items from the State of Washington, and the City of Seattle.  Please note that the state and city are run by Leftists through and through. First, items relating to the Wuhan Coronavirus pandemic.  Two weeks ago, our Dictator closed all state restaurants for inside dining, closed gyms, and reduced capacity allowed …

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Damn You, Jay Inslee, Part Three. Damn You to Hell.

With the New Lockdown of the State of Washington, how many Businesses and Restaurants have you RUINED today?  How many Families have you torn apart?  How many Suicides have you initiated today?  How much State Tax Revenue have you destroyed today?  How much additional drug use have you initiated today?  And, tell me, Who Gave …

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Impunity. Protesters block Freeways.

The title of the article this morning is "It's illegal to block Puget Sound roadways, but many protesters rarely face charges". In Seattle, as in many other places, so-called "protesters" often use this tactic to get their point across. They know that there is very little chance that any of them will bear any consequences …

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Let’s Play “Demoralize the Population”

First, you have the Washington state governor, who has been Ruling by Decree since March, say that "Outdoor Sports Will now Be Allowed, With Restrictions". Then, after reciting all the restrictions, you publish a statement by an All-Powerful Medical Expert: Dr. Jonathan Drezner, director of the UW Medicine Center for Sports Cardiology and a team …

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What I learned from watching the movie The Bowmakers, by Ward Serrill

This past week, I was invited by the Curtis Institute of Music, one of the world's premier music conservatories, to watch a movie about the people who make bows used by string-instrument players.  Specifically, the movie profiled bow makers who live right in my neck of the woods (the Pacific Northwest), in and around Port …

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The Mammoth Site

On our South Dakota trip, we spent a pleasant afternoon at the Mammoth Site, near the town of Hot Springs.  For some reason, we thought that there were probably few people at the Hot Springs that day.  Here's why. That's what WeatherBug told me. We were very pleasantly surprised to find that the site of …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #116: Symmetry. It’s hard-wired.

In my graduate studies in Psychology, one unit we studied was "interpersonal attractiveness". The professors at my university had done numerous studies of what makes a person attractive.  They asked thousands of study subjects to rate photographs of various people, male and female, young and old.  There are many dimensions to attractiveness, and different people …

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Retirement. It’s bittersweet, for me.

Tomorrow, Monday, August 31, will be my last working day at my current job, which I have held for 12-2/3 years.  That's the longest I have ever worked at any job in my entire working life.  My original goal in life was to work forever, and never retire.  Well, the Wuhan Coronavirus put an end …

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He said it better than I could…Today’s Quote

I admit that I copied this quote from George Will's book The Conservative Sensibility, from a friend's post over on Ricochet.  He (George Will) said this better than I could. Conservatives’ task is to build a society that nurtures individuals to self-sufficiency, including independence from politics. Now more than ever conservatives need to be focused …

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Headline: Top CEOs paid 320 Times Typical Worker’s Pay

Yes, it's a real article.  It set me to thinking.  When you see that kind of a headline, what's the first thought that comes to your mind? Is it: Wow, cool!  I wonder how they got to make that much money?  I wonder what they had to do for their company to get that kind …

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