One of the more dubious benefits of writing this scruffy little blog is I am informed, daily, of all manner of unsavory and disturbing facts. Because my first career was in law enforcement, I am more than well acquainted with man’s inhumanity toward man–nothing surprises me–but until I began closely studying the political left, I had no idea of the depth of hatred, and for the purpose of this little review, the insanity, of progressives. So come along with me into our own little Twilight Zone, where up is down, black is white, good is bad, and s**t doesn’t stink. The Seattle Times reports:
Two King County Superior Court judges are asking for help cleaning up the courthouse at Third Avenue and James Street after they say two jurors and half a dozen employees have been assaulted.
The judges, Laura Inveen and Jim Rogers, acknowledged Tuesday that there are difficult underlying circumstances contributing to the unsanitary and potentially frightening atmosphere around the courthouse.
They — along with King County Sheriff John Urquhart — also recognized that there are two elements at play: crime and the fear of crime, with the latter being just as likely to keep people away as the former.
My goodness! These people are tiptoeing around whatever the problem is. What could this horror be, and are these people dense? Of course the known presence of uncontrolled crime–near a courthouse(?!)–would cause rational people to avoid that area. Talk about belaboring the obvious. So what’s up?
The homeless hang out in that area pissing and defecating all over the place, and attacking anyone they please. The tone of the article suggests the police do little or nothing to address obvious crimes, and even the two judges seem afraid to clearly identify the problem.
Inveen told the committee about two incidents, one in late May and one in June, in which jurors were attacked in separate incidents outside the courthouse’s Third Avenue entrance. On other occasions, Inveen said, employees have been spat upon, slammed against a wall or punched.
Although cleaning and patrolling the area immediately surrounding the courthouse would not address some of the deep-seated issues faced by denizens of the space, it would send a signal that somebody was paying attention, she said.
See what I mean about the police doing nothing? Apparently so-called “homeless” criminals have free reign in downtown Seattle.
She and Rogers asked the county to take immediate steps to clean up the courthouse with a daily power-wash of the surrounding sidewalks, which reek of urine and excrement.
They also asked that the county empty trash cans more frequently, remove bus-stop benches, remove tents from the adjoining park and increase the presence of law enforcement — not just to arrest people but to deter crime. Another suggestion was closing the Third Avenue entrance and reopening the one on Fourth.
Sounds reasonable, right? Excrement and urine all over the sidewalks? Wash it clean. Not in Seattle. The police pretty much poo-poohed the idea the area was any more dangerous or problematic than any other in Seattle, as did:
…Renee Winget, a ‘permanent resident’ of the park, scoffed later Tuesday at the idea that the patch of land near the courthouse was any worse than anywhere else.
The area may look a little rough at the edges, she said, ‘but there’s nothing to be afraid of out here. The people who are afraid probably just haven’t experienced homelessness, but experience is a great teacher.
Uh-huh. She lives–permanently–in a park. I suppose being constantly exposed so those fumes would be a great teacher indeed. Here’s the best part, though:
Some committee members expressed concern about addressing the symptoms of the area’s problems without getting to the cause. Councilmember Larry Gossett said he didn’t like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists.
Hmmm. And what images, exactly, does leaving the area knee-deep in urine and s**t inspire? Who, seeing a public health hazard being removed thinks: “Oh my! That reminds me of evil Republicans using fire hoses on black civil rights demonstrators in the 50’s and 60s! We must leave the s**t right where it is!“? Are Larry Gossett and a great many other progressives likening black people to excrement and urine? Interesting, isn’t it gentle readers, that it was democrats, including Bull Connor, a Democrat and member of the hierarchy of the DNC, that were responsible for that sort of thing. And aren’t you glad you don’t live anywhere near Seattle?
And did you know at the G20 Summit, Ivanka Trump was demonstrating her submissiveness in public? Was she wearing a dog collar? Being led about on a leash? Bound and gagged? The Federalist explains:
On Sunday, the Salon editor [Joan Walsh on MSNBC] slammed Ivanka Trump’s dress choice at a G-20 summit meeting, calling it ‘ornamental,’ and saying it hearkened back to a time where daughters were shown off as nothing more than the property of their fathers.
‘In patriarchal, authoritarian societies, daughters have great value — they are property,’ she said. ‘And the message that she is sending about her own value, about her place in the White House, and about the place of women in this administration, I think, are really frightening.
I don’t find the dress particularly flattering, and she’d probably look good wearing a burlap bag, but “frightening?”
Walsh added that Ivanka could not possibly fight for women’s equality while wearing a pink dress with bows on the sleeves.
‘That’s not a dress that’s made for work. That’s not a dress that’s made to go out in the world and make a difference. That is a dress that is designed to show off your girlyness… don’t tell us that you’re crusading for an equal place at the table, because you’re not.
Um, whatever happened to “I am woman, hear me roar?” Whatever happened to women wearing what they pleased as a sign of liberation? Apparently Walsh did not specify exactly what color and style of dress fights for women’s equality–dress for success?–but Ms. Trump’s dress obviously wasn’t it. Whatever happened to sanity?
And speaking of insanity, The Climate Depot reports:
Former Vice President Al Gore likened the battle against ‘global warming’ to previous social causes. Gore spoke to the EcoCity World Summit in Melbourne Australia on July 13th. The conference is being held from July 12-14.
‘The abolition of slavery, woman’s suffrage and women’s rights, the civil rights movement and the anti apartheid movement in South Africa, the movement to stop the toxic phase of nuclear arms race and more recently the gay rights movement,’ Gore said. ‘All these movements have one thing in common. They were all met with ferocious resistance,’ Gore said on July 13th during his talk to the conference in Melbourne.
Uh, I thought it was “climate change” now. Isn’t “global warming” no longer the politically correct thing to say?
So the global warming scam, and the untold billions already wasted on it, a substantial portion of which have made Al Gore a wealthy man–love his 100 foot houseboat–is just like the abolition of slavery, women’s suffrage and rights, civil rights, and abolishing apartheid?
It now appears that some black folks were not amused at Mr. Gore’s comparison of the noble battle for global warming with slavery and the civil rights movement. PJ Media reports:
Horace Cooper, a former assistant law professor at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, criticized Gore for appropriating the moral fight to end slavery to lend credibility to the push against global warming.
‘When Al Gore, Jr. associates these moral movements of history with one grounded in questionable data, he gives climate change activists unearned moral credibility they haven’t earned and don’t deserve.
Cooper also suggested that Gore’s father’s general support for segregation makes the former vice president’s comments inappropriate. Al Gore Sr. voted against several important civil rights initiatives during the 1960s, including the Civil Rights Act of 1964. He did support the Voting Rights Act of 1965, however.
Perhaps we ought to concentrate on power washing the brains of the Left? We could give the resultant, voluminous, empty space to Seattle’s homeless.