New Dispatch from the Seattle Cesspool

Yes, it's that time again.  Time for a news roundup of what's going on in the dystopia that Seattle and environs are becoming.  Contributed to by the perverse state law that prohibits police pursuit of fleeing vehicles, which results in hundreds more stolen cars, and criminals allowed to get away. First, we have the case …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #216: Urban Environments

Thinking back on the past three years, it occurs to me that we have pretty much stayed out of big cities, both at home and on vacations.  In the last three years of Covid madness, I have only been to Seattle once, for a private concert at the new Center for Chamber Music, which Hubby …

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Terri’s Sunday Stills Challenge: #Urbanity

These days, I live in a suburb.  The closest big city is Seattle, 20 miles south of our home in Everett (where the airplanes are made).  I was born and raised in Seattle in the 1950's and 1960's, and lived there from the mid-1970's until 1990.  I do not recognize the Seattle of my childhood …

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Intriguing election results from November 2

The press has been very active since early yesterday, registering and reacting to all the election results from around the country.  Not only did the state of Virginia turn a lot redder (electing a new governor and state assembly members), but locally the Deepest Blue city of Seattle seems to have chosen a new City …

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A sordid tale from Seattle’s anti-religion stance.

A friend of mine sent me the link to an article on the Heritage Foundation's Daily Signal site. He is connected to the mainstay downtown Union Gospel Mission, which is facing a deadly threat from a lawsuit by a person who applied for a position there, and objected to the Mission's requirement for all its …

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Circles and Wheels: This week’s Photo Challenge from Cee Neuner.

I just had to do this one, for my friend Cee, who doesn't live too far from me.  Circles make the world go round (see what I did there?), and trace the roughly-circular orbits of all the planets and their satellites.  Did you know that the ancient Egyptians did not use the wheel?  They found …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #159: Postcards

In 1991, I went to Cambridge, England on a three-week summer program run by UCLA. At that time, I lived in Seattle. I knew that I was going to be meeting new people from all over the US and England, and I remembered something I had read in a magazine somewhere. It suggested that you …

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Fire Destroys historic theater in Seattle

The historic Seven Gables Theater in Seattle was destroyed in a three-alarm fire on Christmas Eve.  It took over 100 firefighters to finally put down the flames that gutted the 95-year-old indie movie theater that was a landmark in Seattle's University District. The building had been vacant since 2017, when the owners finally gave up …

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Seattle used to be committing slow suicide. The word “slow” no longer applies. Decline accelerates.

Sometimes I wonder how Seattle manages.  Their Radical Leftist government, elected by the people of Seattle, continues to engage in activities that are making the city unlivable.  Let's start with Cal Anderson Park, on Capitol Hill.  During the summer, riots over the death of a black man in Minneapolis led to the takeover and destruction …

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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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