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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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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The Mask Slips on Seattle Homeless Mitigation Plans

In Seattle, the City Council passed, over the Mayor's veto, a bill to reduce the budget of the police department.  Included in this bill was a provision to eliminate the Navigation Team (wherever did they get that name?  It says zero about what the team actually does.) that has been doing (ineffective) outreach to the …

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Washington State (Seattle) Supreme Court confirms that “all your money belongs to us”.

In a unanimous ruling, the state/Seattle Supreme Court declared Tim Eyman's $30 car-tab initiative that passed last year to be unconstitutional.  The reason? "More than one subject". The judges' ruling Thursday is a victory for a coalition of cities, King County and Garfield County's transit agency, which had sued saying it would eviscerate funds they …

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It must be uncomfortable to live in Seattle these days

With the city council overriding the mayor's veto of their bill making drastic cuts to the Seattle Police Department, and the number of homeless camps increasing all over the city, residents of Seattle may be worrying about the safety of themselves, their homes, and their children.  Especially since for a few years now, Seattle police …

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