Tribute to a Socialist

 

Socialist Kshama Sawant of the Seattle City Council faces a recall vote Tuesday, December 7. Despite the daunting task of gathering signatures and court challenges brought on by Sawant and her supporters, a recall effort was successful.

Even though the recall vote is uncertain, I thought a little parody theme song was in order, sung to the theme music to “Here Come the Brides.”

The foulest streets you’ve ever seen, in Seattle

With human waste, no one to clean, in Seattle

It’s no place for a child

With Antifa running wild

Full of needles and full of tents

Companies canceling their events

Dystopia it represents

In Seattle

When you find Dems in control, you will know it

By the crime and the riots going on

Boarded up buildings all around

All the businesses leaving town

Look out everyone, here comes Sawant

 

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  1. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Yep, very good!  Sitting here in Everett, I’m glad I don’t live in Seattle (where I was born and raised).

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  2. Randy Weivoda Moderator
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    From the linked article:

    Sawant, 48, an Indian immigrant and an economics professor, is the longest-tenured council member.

    Good grief.  An economics professor who believes in historically failed economic principles.  Does her school also employ an astronomy professor who teaches that Earth is the center of the universe?

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  3. RufusRJones Member
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    This pretty much faded away, but I always thought that “head tax” they were trying to impose was really interesting. Washington is really screwed up because they don’t have an income tax and probably some other things which is compounded by the way the financial system is organized. They have a lot of problems basically because stock prices and real estate prices are going up because of inflationist policies. 

    So what they did was, they invented this head tax thing which was just nothing but seizing wealth based on the number of employees you had. Something like that. I forget exactly why it went away, if it was legal or legislative. My point is it just shows how screwed up everything is.

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  4. Gary McVey Contributor
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    Hey, he just joined today! Welcome to Ricochet, PostalSage!

    For younger Ricochetti, his avatar is the long-ago USPS spokes-character Mr. Zip, whose job it was to introduce 60s America to five digit Zipcodes. 

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  5. Rodin Member
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    The cure for insanity is erasing history. Oh, you’re still insane its just that without knowledge of how often an idea has failed there is no warning to others of the consequences of implementing the idea beyond maybe a gut feel about it. But then, gut feels also rely on history, so a society is totally disarmed against disastrous ideas.

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  6. KentForrester Coolidge
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    Nicely done satire, Mr. Postal Sage. I hope to see more of these kinds of things from you in the months ahead.

    The Left is currently full of rich targets for satire, Mr. Postal Sage, so hit ‘em with wit, rhyme, and meter (as Swift and Pope did back in the day) whenever they try to foist their  political foolishness on the rest of us.

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  7. PostalSage Member
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    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Hey, he just joined today! Welcome to Ricochet, PostalSage!

    For younger Ricochetti, his avatar is the long-ago USPS spokes-character Mr. Zip, whose job it was to introduce 60s America to five digit Zipcodes.

    Thank you for the welcome, Gary (somehow, that sounds backward 🤔)

    I always liked Mr. Zip – he seems so happy all the time. I think he makes a good avatar even though I’m grumpy all the time😳!

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  8. The Reticulator Member
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    PostalSage (View Comment):
    I always liked Mr. Zip – he seems so happy all the time. I think he makes a good avatar even though I’m grumpy all the time😳!

    Go Postal! 

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  9. OkieSailor Member
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    PostalSage (View Comment):

    Gary McVey (View Comment):

    Hey, he just joined today! Welcome to Ricochet, PostalSage!

    For younger Ricochetti, his avatar is the long-ago USPS spokes-character Mr. Zip, whose job it was to introduce 60s America to five digit Zipcodes.

    Thank you for the welcome, Gary (somehow, that sounds backward 🤔)

    I always liked Mr. Zip – he seems so happy all the time. I think he makes a good avatar even though I’m grumpy all the time😳!

    It’s us Grumpists that need a laugh now and then the most ;>)

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  10. Quietpi Member
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    Welcome, @postalsage! And thank you!  What an audacious entry you have made!  

    @kentforrester, please decode “saltire.” I don’t see a tie-in with heraldry & / or St. Andrew.  OTOH your specialty was medieval literature, was it not? 

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  11. Stad Coolidge
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    Love it!

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  12. KentForrester Coolidge
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    Quietpi (View Comment):

    Welcome, @ postalsage! And thank you! What an audacious entry you have made!

    @ kentforrester, please decode “saltire.” I don’t see a tie-in with heraldry & / or St. Andrew. OTOH your specialty was medieval literature, was it not?

    Went back and corrected the spelling.  Thanks, Quietpi.  My speciality was 18th-century British,  the age of satire (or saltire, if you wish). 

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  13. Old Bathos Moderator
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    They will likely replace her with someone who rejects immediate complete economic and social destruction and fervently believes it should be done more gradually.

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  14. Hammer, The (Ryan M) Member
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    Unfortunately, Seattle will not get any better in her absence.  I’m not sure why they would even bother to vote on something like this.

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  15. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    This pretty much faded away, but I always thought that “head tax” they were trying to impose was really interesting. Washington is really screwed up because they don’t have an income tax and probably some other things which is compounded by the way the financial system is organized. They have a lot of problems basically because stock prices and real estate prices are going up because of inflationist policies.

    So what they did was, they invented this head tax thing which was just nothing but seizing wealth based on the number of employees you had. Something like that. I forget exactly why it went away, if it was legal or legislative. My point is it just shows how screwed up everything is.

    The so-called “head tax” was originally known as the “Amazon Tax”.  Sawant has a visceral hatred and envy of Amazon-to her way of thinking, no-one should make, or have so much money, regardless of how acquired.  She was, and is, bound and determined to siphon off as much of Amazon and Bezos’s money as possible, so the City can use it for support of the “homeless” and other “underserved communities” in Seattle.  Instead of an income tax, the state has a “Business and Occupation” tax, which is an unfair gross-receipts tax-the rates differ by industry and type of business, so the  government can adjust rates, depending on whose is the favored group of the day/year.  In the past, the car-tab tax brought in the majority of the funds that support state government, but when it was reduced by citizen initiative, the state was floundering around for more and more money.

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  16. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    As of now, 53% of the votes are in favor of the recall. However, this being corrupt Seattle, that could change. When she ran for re-election last time, she was about to be thrown out when the tide turned and she won a second term. 

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  17. Old Bathos Moderator
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    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    As of now, 53% of the votes are in favor of the recall. However, this being corrupt Seattle, that could change. When she ran for re-election last time, she was about to be thrown out when the tide turned and she won a second term.

    Does the Washington state Dem party still maintain a warehouse for storing late-discovered ballot boxes? Or is that only for governor’s races?

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  18. RushBabe49 Thatcher
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    Old Bathos (View Comment):

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    As of now, 53% of the votes are in favor of the recall. However, this being corrupt Seattle, that could change. When she ran for re-election last time, she was about to be thrown out when the tide turned and she won a second term.

    Does the Washington state Dem party still maintain a warehouse for storing late-discovered ballot boxes? Or is that only for governor’s races?

    I’m sure they do, so it’s not safe to assume the recall will pass. 

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