Whenever Seattle makes the national news, it’s never for something good, and this week was no exception.
Apparently, a woman who lives in a building about a block from my own, looked out the window this week, and when she did so, she spotted a radio controlled helicopter. As it turns out, this radio-controlled helicopter had cameras attached to it, as many do these days … even the $199 RC helicopters from Toys R Us.
Upon spotting this RC device, or “drone” as she called it, the woman naturally assumed that it had been launched with the sole intent
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The phony liberals on the Seattle City Council are once again showing the voters what gullible, idiotic, pretentious fuckbags they are. “We are”, I should say, although nobody I vote for ever gets elected.
On Wednesday, the City Council, spurred by fraud-in-charge Mayor Ed Murray voted to raise the salary of Seattle City Light’s general manager, Jorge (pronounced “Whore, Hey!”) Carrasco, from $250,000/year to $364,000/year.
In other news, thousands of mentally ill people still call Seattle’s streets “home”. In yet another unanimous vote, the Seattle City Council voted to “give the stupid retards nothing”, while publicly pretending to care
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“Why is the SPD always involved in controversy?”
I was asked this question about a month ago by someone visiting the city. They were both concerned and intrigued by the amount of national notoriety our police force has received, especially given the fact that Seattle is not a particularly large city.
I explained to them that less than 20% of SPD officers live in the city. I explained that the overwhelming majority of them are suburbanites and ruralites, tasked to police an environment and a people with which they have little off-duty familiarity. When you throw in the fact
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Raise Minimum Wage to $15 Rally in Westlake Park
If you think it’s expensive to live in Seattle now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
In perhaps the single largest repayment of bribes Seattle has ever seen, today, the City Council KY-ed the sphincter of every middle-and-lower-class Seattleite, bent them over, and spread their cheeks wider than the town’s ever-growing income gap.
Oh yes, my fellow middle-class urbanites, we’re about to get loved from the backside by every hipster hotel builder from here to Timbuktu, and it’s only going to be about half as fun as it sounds.
Continue reading The City Council Votes to Annihilate the Working-Class. Again.
This morning, a KOMO/King 5 helicopter crashed next to the Space Needle, and two lives were lost. Both casualties were employees of KOMO News.
A third man, struck in his car by the helicopter, is in critical condition at Harborview.
Earlier this year, a Federal Court ruled that bloggers have the same First Amendment rights that journalists have. Believe it or not, the issue was actually up for debate.
Unfortunately, some states still only afford full protection, such as shield laws, to journalists working for mainstream news outlets.
This is frightening, and today’s front page of the Seattle PI remind us why.
Folks, I am not joking, that is the true and present homepage of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Remember that the next time you hear the phrase “reputable media outlet”. Remember that the next time politicians argue for special
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Three people – including two off-duty Seattle firefighters – are being investigated for an assault on a homeless man Saturday night.
Police say a woman and the two firefighters were walking through Pioneer Square when they came upon the victim, who was sleeping under the Fallen Firefighter Memorial near 1st Ave. S. and S. Main St.
Witnesses said the woman yelled at the man for sleeping on the memorial, then kicked him. One of her companions hit the victim with a stick and the third suspect joined in.
A man who says he witnessed the incident said he heard
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Badass. Just … badass.
“Promise me something”, I remind my daughter nearly every week, “when you become Mayor of this town 20 years from now, you’ll install an escalator on Pike Street, and name it after me … the Rex is a Lazy Ass Memorial Escalator … or something to that effect.”
She always agrees, but between you and me, I think she’s just humoring me.
Fortunately, the point may be moot.
Matthew Roewe, of Via Architecture, said the demolition of the viaduct will take out about 1,200 waterfront parking spaces. But the Convention Center has 1,200 parking
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A fossilized mammoth tusk discovered in a Seattle construction site was retrieved Friday evening from a 30-foot-deep pit to the sound of cheers and clicking from people taking pictures.
Scientists and construction crews used a crane to retrieve and hoist the tusk, which was placed on a pallet, encased in plaster and covered in blankets, to a waiting flat-bed truck. The tusk headed to its new home a few miles away at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture on the University of Washington ‘s Seattle campus, where it will be preserved, studied and eventually put on
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