Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Seattle is Dying and Kirsten Gillibrand on Social Security for Illegals

 

The documentary #SeattleIsDying is a brutally honest and upfront expose’ on how blue city governance is killing this once great city. We are also seeing this in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and most other cities run by progressives. Here’s my latest rant on this and Gillibrand at Real Side Radio with the documentary below.

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  1. Randy Webster Member

    Gillibrand is clearly ignorant. SCOTUS has held that SS isn’t a right even for those who’ve paid into it all their lives.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 2:33 PM PDT
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  2. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    Randy Webster (View Comment):

    Gillibrand is clearly ignorant. SCOTUS has held that SS isn’t a right even for those who’ve paid into it all their lives.

    But, but… we need new voters!

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    • March 29, 2019, at 2:43 PM PDT
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  3. RightAngles Member

    I saw the Seattle documentary week or so ago, and it’s easy to imagine in the future having no normal people living there at all. As for Gillibrand, what an idiot. Thank you, Dave.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 2:51 PM PDT
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  4. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    I saw the Seattle documentary week or so ago, and it’s easy to imagine in the future having no normal people living there at all. As for Gillibrand, what an idiot. Thank you, Dave.

    #MeToo… this was recorded last week, just got around to opening the email from the producer. Scary stuff.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 3:12 PM PDT
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  5. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    I saw the Seattle documentary week or so ago, and it’s easy to imagine in the future having no normal people living there at all. As for Gillibrand, what an idiot. Thank you, Dave.

    Hey girl, I’m still here! Am I not normal? I love Seattle even my wacko Dem friends with whom I can discuss everything BUT politics. Uh, we do have a problem with a far left city council and their inability to recognize a serious drug problem among the homeless. I’m fairly active on Next Door and have happily discovered there are plenty conservatives, at least in my end of town, who are very unhappy with the one-party rule we are experiencing. This used to be a conservative state until all those left wingers from California moved up here about 20 years ago.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 3:53 PM PDT
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  6. RushBabe49 Thatcher

    Hey, Dave, where were you when we were in SoCal in February? I didn’t need to watch that documentary, I could script it myself. That’s why I keep out of my former hometown as much as possible. And my new game in the car is “spot the homeless camp”. Last time we went downtown, I counted 18.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 4:03 PM PDT
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  7. RightAngles Member

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    I saw the Seattle documentary week or so ago, and it’s easy to imagine in the future having no normal people living there at all. As for Gillibrand, what an idiot. Thank you, Dave.

    Hey girl, I’m still here! Am I not normal? I love Seattle even my wacko Dem friends with whom I can discuss everything BUT politics. Uh, we do have a problem with a far left city council and their inability to recognize a serious drug problem among the homeless. I’m fairly active on Next Door and have happily discovered there are plenty conservatives, at least in my end of town, who are very unhappy with the one-party rule we are experiencing. This used to be a conservative state until all those left wingers from California moved up here about 20 years ago.

    Oopsie, sorry! haha Let’s hope you and your group of Conservatives can make people see the reality of where liberal social policies lead.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 4:11 PM PDT
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  8. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Oopsie, sorry! haha Let’s hope you and your group of Conservatives can make people see the reality of where liberal social policies lead.

    It will take a while. Don’t hold your breath.

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    • March 29, 2019, at 4:16 PM PDT
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  9. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):
    And my new game in the car is “spot the homeless camp”. Last time we went downtown, I counted 18.

    Are there a lot of conservatives up in Everett?

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    • March 29, 2019, at 4:17 PM PDT
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  10. DonG (skeptic) Coolidge

    In the wonderful movie “Independence Day” the plot is about a colony of aliens that come to earth. These aliens go from planet to planet and consume all the resources and infrastructure built by the inhabitants. Democratic Socialism is like that. It invades a prosperous city that was built over time by sacrifices and effort hardworking inhabitants. It then consumes what was built and then moves on to the next prosperous city. 

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    • March 29, 2019, at 9:40 PM PDT
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  11. Dave Sussman Podcaster
    Dave Sussman

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    Hey, Dave, where were you when we were in SoCal in February? I didn’t need to watch that documentary, I could script it myself. That’s why I keep out of my former hometown as much as possible. And my new game in the car is “spot the homeless camp”. Last time we went downtown, I counted 18.

    Sorry to have missed you! 

    18? That’s bush league DTLA looks like a Kenyan refugee camp.

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    • March 30, 2019, at 7:25 AM PDT
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  12. CarolJoy, Thread Hijacker Coolidge

    DonG (View Comment):

    In the wonderful movie “Independence Day” the plot is about a colony of aliens that come to earth. These aliens go from planet to planet and consume all the resources and infrastructure built by the inhabitants. Democratic Socialism is like that. It invades a prosperous city that was built over time by sacrifices and effort hardworking inhabitants. It then consumes what was built and then moves on to the next prosperous city.

    Only difference is that in real life, the support of the politicians who claimed to be earth people’s leaders is needed by the aliens for the rapacious consumption to proceed.

    Trump refuses to play along, so he is the one castigated for failing to see the tremendous needs of the one billion poor people south of the border. Those people want to come here, and one billion people cannot be wrong!

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    • March 31, 2019, at 1:11 PM PDT
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  13. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    This used to be a conservative state until all those left wingers from California moved up here about 20 years ago.

    I’ve heard people from Idaho and Montana express fears of their states moving leftward, due to Californians moving there to escape the high cost of living in The Golden State. It would be fine if it were just conservatives escaping and moving to a state whose values they are in concert with. But more often the ex-Californians are progressives who don’t understand that it is the policies that they have voted for that have made California inhospitable to the middle class.

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    • March 31, 2019, at 4:06 PM PDT
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  14. RufusRJones Member

    Gillibrand has to be the most disingenuous person in history. Not that long ago she was a total Blue Dog, pro-gun Clintonista and now she’s supposed to be whack job socialist. Something like that. I think she’s actually independently wealthy from her law practice, too. So she isn’t a complete parasitical leftist idiot like Elizabeth Warren. I think being a lawyer messes a lot of people up. 

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    • April 1, 2019, at 5:22 AM PDT
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  15. JamesSalerno Coolidge

    DonG (View Comment):

    In the wonderful movie “Independence Day” the plot is about a colony of aliens that come to earth. These aliens go from planet to planet and consume all the resources and infrastructure built by the inhabitants. Democratic Socialism is like that. It invades a prosperous city that was built over time by sacrifices and effort hardworking inhabitants. It then consumes what was built and then moves on to the next prosperous city.

    Funny you mention Independence Day – todays liberals remind me of the vacant-eyed goofs who stood on top of the skyscraper, welcoming the aliens, right before getting eradicated by their big space weapon.

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    • April 1, 2019, at 6:48 AM PDT
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  16. RightAngles Member

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Gillibrand has to be the most disingenuous person in history. Not that long ago she was a total Blue Dog, pro-gun Clintonista and now she’s supposed to be whack job socialist. Something like that. I think she’s actually independently wealthy from her law practice, too. So she isn’t a complete parasitical leftist idiot like Elizabeth Warren. I think being a lawyer messes a lot of people up.

    Gillibrand is an idiot whose “position” on any issue depends on who she’s talking to in the moment. Reminds me of Hillary.

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    • April 1, 2019, at 7:26 AM PDT
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  17. RufusRJones Member

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Gillibrand has to be the most disingenuous person in history. Not that long ago she was a total Blue Dog, pro-gun Clintonista and now she’s supposed to be whack job socialist. Something like that. I think she’s actually independently wealthy from her law practice, too. So she isn’t a complete parasitical leftist idiot like Elizabeth Warren. I think being a lawyer messes a lot of people up.

    Gillibrand is an idiot whose “position” on any issue depends on who she’s talking to in the moment. Reminds me of Hillary.

    What gets me is, why does she think she can be so overt and clumsy about it? If anyone can explain it, I’m interested. 

    We are ruled by these psychos. There was another thread talking about the go-go boots senator from Arizona. Very unsettling. She’s voting total Blue dog right now, but the locals think she’s going to go hard left first chance she gets. She was hard left in the Arizona legislature. Her House record was pretty tame I think.

    Everything moves left all of the time.

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    • April 1, 2019, at 7:31 AM PDT
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  18. RightAngles Member

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    RightAngles (View Comment):

    RufusRJones (View Comment):

    Gillibrand has to be the most disingenuous person in history. Not that long ago she was a total Blue Dog, pro-gun Clintonista and now she’s supposed to be whack job socialist. Something like that. I think she’s actually independently wealthy from her law practice, too. So she isn’t a complete parasitical leftist idiot like Elizabeth Warren. I think being a lawyer messes a lot of people up.

    Gillibrand is an idiot whose “position” on any issue depends on who she’s talking to in the moment. Reminds me of Hillary.

    What gets me is, why does she think she can be so overt and clumsy about it? If anyone can explain it, I’m interested.

    We are ruled by these psychos. There was another thread talking about the go-go boots senator from Arizona. Very unsettling. She’s voting total Blue dog right now, but the locals think she’s going to go hard left first chance she gets. She was hard left in the Arizona legislature. Her House record was pretty tame I think.

    Everything moves left all of the time.

    Yes it does. And there are fewer and fewer of us standing athwart history yelling “STOP.”

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    • April 1, 2019, at 7:33 AM PDT
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  19. Stad Thatcher

    DonG (View Comment):
    Democratic Socialism is like that. It invades a prosperous city that was built over time by sacrifices and effort hardworking inhabitants. It then consumes what was built and then moves on to the next prosperous city. 

    The mechanism by which it moves is the flight of interstate immigrants from their socialist “paradises” to more livable states. Once happily ensconced in their new homes, these immigrants fall back into their old voting habits. Eventually, socialist parasite politicians get elected and a tipping point is reached – red becomes purple, then turns red. Then the cycle is repeated.

    One would think one solution would be for freedom-thinking folks to move to the blue state husks left behind. However, the political systems left in place greatly inhibit change for the better. An example is the non-partisan blanket primary, where the top two candidates run against each other in the general election. The typical result is one party wins the top two spots, so voters have no choice other than the same policies but in different degrees.

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    • April 1, 2019, at 7:56 AM PDT
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  20. RufusRJones Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    An example is the non-partisan blanket primary, where the top two candidates run against each other in the general election. The typical result is one party wins the top two spots, so voters have no choice other than the same policies but in different degrees.

    I don’t know anything about any of this but it reminds me of rank choice voting. That is supposed to be a huge Progressive advantage. I think it’s kind of going away in Minnesota. 

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    • April 1, 2019, at 7:59 AM PDT
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  21. Randy Weivoda Moderator
    Randy Weivoda Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Stad (View Comment):
    One would think one solution would be for freedom-thinking folks to move to the blue state husks left behind.

    I wonder if the voters of Detroit have had enough? Wouldn’t it be something if they started voting in conservatives and the city became a hospitable place to do business? Think what Amazon could have done for Detroit if they put their new headquarters there, but you have to wonder if the local politicians and unions would try to squeeze them dry the way they did to automakers. I think Michigan became a right-to-work state, so maybe?

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    • April 1, 2019, at 10:47 AM PDT
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  22. Stad Thatcher

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    but you have to wonder if the local politicians and unions would try to squeeze them dry

    It’s funny how even heavily Democrat states try to lure businesses with tax breaks. If big business ever figures out they can simply move to a low-tax state without a special break, it’s a win-win for business and the low-tax state.

    I wonder what impact the capping of the local tax deduction at $10k has had on businesses . . .

     

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    • April 1, 2019, at 2:38 PM PDT
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  23. The Great Adventure! Inactive
    The Great Adventure! Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Not sure if this will be accessible by all since it’s on Facebook, but the producer of Seattle Is Dying posted this a couple of days ago.

    If you found the documentary valuable, these comments are a very good follow-up.

     

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    • April 1, 2019, at 2:45 PM PDT
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  24. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    The Great Adventure! (View Comment):
    If you found the documentary valuable, these comments are a very good follow-up.

    In the event the Facebook connection won’t open, you can also access it right here on the KOMO website. His follow-up comments are really interesting as he carefully explains his reasons for the original documentary which, I might add, have nothing to do with his politics but resulted from his concern for an addicted relative. The usual liberals in Seattle are criticizing him for changing the discussion from homes for the downtrodden to drug treatment for the hopelessly addicted who have become a serious problem in our city. In fact, the far left city council has hired a pr firm to counter his narrative.

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    • April 1, 2019, at 3:35 PM PDT
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  25. Stad Thatcher

    RightAngles (View Comment):
    Gillibrand is an idiot

    Whoa! Why are you going easy on her? Hehe . . .

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    • April 2, 2019, at 7:02 AM PDT
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  26. Stad Thatcher

    RufusRJones (View Comment):
    it reminds me of rank choice voting.

    I had to look that one up. Yes, it sounds similar.

    I should add that in some states with party primaries, the primaries use the system where the winner either gets 50% plus one vote, or there’s a runoff of the top two candidates. At least the result is a real choice in the general election.

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    • April 2, 2019, at 7:07 AM PDT
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  27. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Dave Sussman: The documentary #SeattleIsDying is a brutally honest and upfront expose’ on how blue city governance is killing this once great city.

    I’ve been involved in a conversation on Next Door about the documentary produced by KOMO. Since it came out loads of people in my end of town have been discussing the pros and cons with most favoring Johnson’s point of view that drug addicts among the homeless are the ones doing the most damage and need treatment. Now that the city has hired a PR firm to counter the KOMO narrative, suddenly our discussion has been invaded by pros who are busy at work changing the subject from the homeless to advocating for more taxes in the state and deriding Amazon for not paying more. Expertly, they twist and turn the facts to their own ends and have succeeded in changing the subject entirely. Discouraged, I’ve quit posting. Sigh. 

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    • April 2, 2019, at 1:36 PM PDT
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  28. RightAngles Member

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Dave Sussman: The documentary #SeattleIsDying is a brutally honest and upfront expose’ on how blue city governance is killing this once great city.

    I’ve been involved in a conversation on Next Door about the documentary produced by KOMO. Since it came out loads of people in my end of town have been discussing the pros and cons with most favoring Johnson’s point of view that drug addicts among the homeless are the ones doing the most damage and need treatment. Now that the city has hired a PR firm to counter the KOMO narrative, suddenly our discussion has been invaded by pros who are busy at work changing the subject from the homeless to advocating for more taxes in the state and deriding Amazon for not paying more. Expertly, they twist and turn the facts to their own ends and have succeeded in changing the subject entirely. Discouraged, I’ve quit posting. Sigh.

    They don’t ever seem to grasp the fact that when you remove the stigma from a behavior, you get more of it. They think it’s compassion, but it isn’t.

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    • April 2, 2019, at 2:56 PM PDT
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