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King County targeted in Justice Department crackdown on sanctuary cities.  I will be interested to see how “Smack-Daddy” Dow Constantine (King County Executive) tries to weasel out of this.  That nickname was given to him by local talk-show host (and sometime sub for Rush Limbaugh), Todd Herman, in recognition of the county’s attempt to institute […]

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I’m going to visit some family members in Seattle this summer and knowing that there are Ricochet members galore out there, I reckon we ought to have a Ricochet Meetup. I’ve consulted a few Ricochetti already and we figure Saturday, June 30th will be the day. We’re also thinking that instead of the usual evening-only […]

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Oof. Seattle Sugar Tax Raises Soda Prices by 75 Percent

 

Seattle residents started the new year with a bad case of sticker shock followed by a sugar crash. A new tax of 1.75 cents per ounce was added to all sweetened beverages sold in the city. The move had public support in June when it was passed 7-1 by the Seattle City Council, but images of regret have been hitting social media as the bill came due Monday.

The prices at an area Costco showed that the tax increases the price of Gatorade by 65 percent and Dr Pepper by 75 percent. To avoid complaints from outraged customers, the discount chain posted an explanation of the steep price increase.

A tragic train wreck in Seattle, while the GOP Congress appears to be avoiding one of their own on today’s tax bill vote.

Why are liberals obsessed with spending billions of tax dollars on the cutting edge technology of the 19th century?

The Art of Civil Discourse – and Treason

 

Teddy Fischer of Mercer Island High School near Seattle (Photo: KING 5/Tegna)

Back in May, the Washington Post published a picture of Keith Schiller, President Trump’s pre-Secret Service body guard with a Post-It note stuck on a stack of papers. Clear as day on that little slip of paper was Defense Secretary James Mattis’ cell phone number. The Post pulled the picture when notified but not before quite a few people called and filled up the SecDef’s voice mail.

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Shift WA observes that environmentalist groups have been exceptionally quiet since a city water treatment plant flooded on Feb. 9, resulting in “one of the biggest infrastructure catastrophes in regional history.” After three months of polluting Puget Sound, West Point Treatment Plant is back to normal operations. They are finally in compliance with state and federal regulations […]

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Ed: Everyone, I have deleted the video link wherever it was found, and deleted the original video.  I need to re-do it so I can get the audio.  Sorry for the confusion, but it’s not my day job! I really can’t add much to @larrykoler’s narrative. Herewith, some still pictures, and a link to the […]

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[Cross-posted on RushBabe49.com] The title of the story on the KOMO news web site is Watchdog: SPD Needs Big Mayday Reforms. In Seattle, MayDay every year brings out the Anarchists, masked and destructive, breaking glass in store windows, and other acts of vandalism. See this picture-this is what the Seattle Police Department is faced with […]

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I have a conflicted relationship with Seattle.  Like Boeing, Nordstrom, REI, Starbucks, and Henri the Existential Cat, I was born here.  While I love the city I was born into, I often hate what it has become.  We have outrageous politicians, a $15 minimum wage law, horrible traffic, a massive boondoggle-of-a-tunnel project, a plastic bag […]

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Funny, normally the levelers known as Socialists or Communists prefer to bring the high-earners down so everyone is “equal”. This business owner in Seattle tried it the other way, making the minimum salary at his tech firm $70,000 per year. Yes, even new hires with less experience were paid at that rate, higher to start […]

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My parents I spent three nights collectively building the Lego pirate ship back when I was a little scamp, because they were good parents. But, during the day, they had jobs. And friends. And lives. I certainly respect the skill and dedication, but only an upper-middle/upper class white mom with means and excesses in both money […]

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The social set at Ricochet is at it again, with plans for some Northern Meetups that will send shivers up your spine….and everywhere else.  After Jan. 14 I’m heading out to California, so stay tuned for the inevitable warm weather meetups in LA and Las Vegas.  As always, check out RicochetMeetup.com for the latest information. Seattle Dec. 6 […]

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‘We Built This!’ Seattle Passes Small Business Relocation Incentive Plan

 

shutterstock_115433032…and it was passed unanimously to universal acclaim, establishing a national formula for bold action against the war on income inequality:

“No city or state has gone this far. We go into uncharted territory,” said Seattle City Council member Sally Clark before the council agreed to give workers a 61 percent wage increase over what is already the country’s highest state minimum wage.

“We did this. Workers did this. Today’s first victory for 15 will inspire people all over the nation,” said Councilmember Kshama Sawant.