(Fox News) …In Seattle, arguably the country’s most liberal city, homelessness remains one of the most divisive topics. Over the past five years, the city has seen an explosion in homelessness, crime, substance abuse and addiction. Residents say they struggle to balance compassion with growing resentment.
In all, the city spends $1 billion a year fighting homelessness. That’s $100,000 for every homeless man, woman and child in King County (so that’s $400K for a homeless family of four) and yet the needle has mostly been moving in the wrong direction. Residents say there is a deep disconnect between them and those in charge and say elected officials are tone-deaf and offer up simple solutions to a complex problem.
It’s The Season
|Graphic h/t Daily Timewaster|
Yes, we all know that presents are the Reason for the Season and that given that you have 124 shopping days to Christmas – you need to start buying now. Before it’s too late! Before all of the landfill is gone from the shelves. If you’re thinking of buying something for me, just send gold (insure the package).
I was in Flagstaff, AZ yesterday. I go into various towns for supplies and yesterday, it was Flagstaff. I saw Christmas decorations up and a furniture and lighting store had Christmas music playing. The insanity gets earlier every year and maybe next year, they’ll start right after Independence Day.
On Stopping Antifa
Don in Oregon – Chief Outlaw is a young diversity hire from Oakland CA who was hired over a bunch of older more experienced local cops. In her current job less than a year.
Portland must have cast the net far and wide to find anyone that stupid. Yes Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) feared that the Island of Guam might capsize and it’s that level of stupid. I wonder if she’s offspring of his?
Corporate transportation is important, just the way that image is. Combining the two is pure genius. Bring Tex-the-Wolf with you in case somebody takes exception to a flower that squirts water or a pie in the face.
I’d love to see the Arizona Highlands riot. I could bring popcorn or ammo or maybe both.
You’d be welcome to attend the Arizona Highlands Antifa Riot as a spectator or as somebody who would step in and suppress illegal activity. Sound suppression is not necessary because there aren’t many people to hear it.
Beans – Greenland. Everyone is making fun about Trump wanting to buy Greenland, but no one is reporting that Com China is trying to backhandedly take over the island.
You’re on the money with that comment. I think that the discussion of strategic rare earth discoveries in Greenland and the immediate Chinese interest is what prompted the President to say, “Why don’t we buy it?” His Secret Service code name is Mogul and he’s a real estate guy. After all, we bought Alaska, and “Louisiana”. Why not Greenland if we can maximize the place?
There are also those who worship at the Temple of the Living Elvis (Vegas) and donate vast sums to the building of MORE places of worship in Sin City. Better to invest in Japanese racing cars.
I don’t know why the Catholics hate Masons, but I’ve heard that. They won’t excommunicate Democrat lawmakers who vote to slaughter unborn – and born children but go after Freemasons? Weird.
Jim Jones was sort of a poster child for cultish behavior. There was also a Y2K group that was waiting for a space ship to pick them up. They all bought the same clothes and ‘drank the kool aid’ in the hopes that their spirits would be whisked away to the planet Vulcan or some such.
Perhaps Antifa is smarter than I give them credit for. I’ve heard that besides handing out revenue coupons (traffic citations), the only thing that Portland PD does is deliver ice to parties. I’m not sure which kind of ice that they’re talking about…it is Portland.
Cube – You’ll never get street creds from liberals/progressives/the Donkey Cult with a hard science degree. Better that you go to some sort of foo-foo, very expensive, liberal Ivy League University and (I hate to use the word ‘earn’) obtain a degree in Social Justice.
£100 k?!!! How do I get to Seattle?
The State Department must have a robust training program to prepare employees for postings in foreign lands. Perhaps they can help the Interior Department employees forced to live in Grand Junction?
For their "Blue" fix, it is a short 2hr drive to Aspen or Avon/Vail. Lots of daytripping options.
A lot of the homeless spending is a scam for mouth-breathing oxygen-stealing social workers and government bureaucrats to skim some of that sweet, sweet taxpayer money. Check how much of that spending is consumed by the system versus how much gets to people on the street. And, of course, all of those street people can be counted on to vote at least once every election for the Progs who keep expanding this black hole of spending. There are times I think the Phoenix program wasn't a half-bad idea, though I'd rather just be left alone.
A lot of the same whining happened when the Ag Department announced the move to Kansas City. How dare they move their HQ to an appropriate location! While KC is very blue, it does have a competent police chief who came up through the ranks. I've known him awhile and can attest that he's also a really nice guy as well.
While the 100K is tempting, I'll have to pass. I'd have to live in Seattle and that's where my ex-wife lives. I'd rather not risk running into her.
I've never wanted to visit the city of grunge but now I'm tempted, by the cash.
And what, no Kwanza decorations? That's pretty racist.
I have also noticed the "Christmas Creep". Reminds me of the Christmas gift fetish in the '80's dystopian movie "Brazil". Reminds me I intended then to read the book, but never got around to it.
But…but… If they move to (gasp) Colorado, they'll be away from their lobbyists, free booze, and, and… And NO INFLUENCE… LOL
Re: Masons vs Catholics – it's a (relatively) modern Masons (being staunchly protestants) banned Catholics. So Catholics got their hate towards Masons.
Used to be, in the 20th century, Masons did not invite Catholics to join. Dunno what it is now. Dunno if I care.
Who knows, may be all due to (place conspiracy hat on head) the Masons being the successors to the Templars (supposedly) and thus hating on the Catholic Church for it's roll in the suppression of the Templars. Hmmmm… sounds like the basis for a History Channel show…
Better yet, that BLM lady can quit and give a job to someone in Colorado.
I don't buy gold. Probably should, but never have. Will bullets do?
$100K in Seattle huh…morons.
The adage still applies: "You get more of what you subsidize and less of what you tax", which is fully lost on the moronic Left….but ya gotta give 'em props for their doggedness, even if idiotic.
That $100k story. You got that from BabylonBee, right?
Seattle's got nothing on LA: $690,000 apartments for homeless. No doubt illegals will be given preference.
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