Seattle has a big choice to make in the election for City Attorney-the stark contrast between the two candidates is remarkable.

I could not believe this myself, when I read an article on the city attorney race in Seattle.  The incumbent, Pete Holmes, has had a great effect on the city.  He has released violent felons with no bail, allowed frequent offenders to stay out of prison, and refused to prosecute rioters and destroyers of city …

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Be very careful what you ask for, Washington State DemocRats. Police Reform.

The last legislative session in Olympia passed a package of "police reform" measures, supposedly designed to "undo racial inequity" in policing in the state.  The effects of this reform package can be easily predicted.  The article at KOMO today lists some of the changes to law-enforcement in the State of Washington. The laws constitute what …

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Clean Energy? Not so fast.

We hear and read about the advent of so-called "clean energy" sources, which are scheduled to take over from dirty sources such as coal, oil, and natural gas all over the world.  The European Union, The USA, China, and many other countries are embarking on the energy transition with dispatch; banning internal-combustion vehicles, institution "cap …

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If the government of Paris is giving up on electric cars…

How can every single automaker plan to go all-electric?  This picture just blew me away.  It is from Twitter, but I could copy it without actually going to Twitter, which I despise. The description of the above situation is as follows: Green madness.  Electric cars belonging to the City of Paris.  No one will buy …

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Guest Blogger: Brian Watt’s excellent alternative disclaimer for “Gone With The Wind”

We all know that the movie, Gone With The Wind, was about the Civil War, and its effects on some wealthy families in the Deep South.  That movie is perhaps the best-loved movie of all time, and it is forever fresh.  Generations of Americans have viewed the film, on every possible screen, from huge IMAX …

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A new disincentive to work in the State of Washington

The "Nanny State" of Washington has enacted a new social program, paid for by all those who are employed in the state.  Employees will now have half of 1% of their wages withheld, starting in January, for a "long-term care" tax, which will not be active until three years later.  That benefit will be a …

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Independence Day: The Declaration of Independence, and Calvin Coolidge’s speech on the 150th Anniversary

The Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most momentous single document in American history, and maybe even in the history of Western Civilization.  In July of 1776, after long deliberation by a group of remarkable men, they laid out the many reasons for the decision to separate the thirteen colonies from Great Britain, and by …

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Heatwave in Western Washington brings the expected responses

Yes, there is definitely a heatwave here in Western Washington.  Every local news web site has multiple stories about the high temperatures being felt here, where 80 is normal summer.  Here are a couple of screenshots of what I see on my phone right now. We have been in places where it was this hot, …

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Did you know that “gun control” was a part of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution?

Well, the President of the United States told us this week, that: "No amendment, no amendment to the Constitution is absolute," he said. "You can’t yell 'fire' in a crowded movie theater — recall a freedom of speech. From the very beginning, you couldn’t own any weapon you wanted to own. From the very beginning that the …

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Why many teenage girls today do not want to be girls: “transgender” edition

A Ricochet friend did a post about "saving our children" from the malign "transgender movement".  She mentioned the fact that today, many teenage girls don't like being girls, and maybe that sentiment could explain the popularity of the "transgender" movement. [scare-quotes used to indicate the falsity of transgenderism]  I took it a step further, and …

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