With people leaving Democrat cities in droves, mayors and city councils are hoping to fill them back up again — with tourists!
Maybe it’s time to give these cities a second chance. Check out these beautiful tourism posters from Democrat-controlled cities around the country!
The city of Seattle is literally paying Antifa militants to write “f**k police” and “all cops are bastards” (ACAB) on Black Lives Matter murals near the infamous CHOP zone, according to a far-left live streamer.
Kitty Shackleford shared clips from the individual’s live stream which went out on Monday, which show the mural tagged with phrases like “abolish capitalism,” “ACAB,” “no good cops in a racist system,” & “abolish ICE”.
“The funniest thing about this is… the city of Seattle is paying me to do this, so it’s beautiful, you know what I’m saying,” the live streamer says while laughing.
He also makes clear that BLM is “coming for” Mayor Jenny Durkan next, despite her literally overseeing financial aid to the agitators.
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Seattle has hired a former pimp to serve as a “street czar” who will help the city government communicate with racial justice activists and consult on available alternatives to traditional law enforcement.
Fox News reports that Seattle hired activist Andre Taylor, who is “open about his past as a pimp” to help city officials better understand racial justice issues before they become the subject of demonstrations, or worse, riots.
Taylor is no stranger to street violence. His brother, Che, was killed in a confrontation with Seattle police in 2016, and although he runs a non-profit designed to seek racial justice and improve policing, he was critical of the now-infamous “Capitol Hill Occupied Protest,” or “CHOP,” and joined with the father of a black teenager killed on the outskirts of CHOP to urge the city to take action and break up the protest, appearing with him on Fox News and in other televised interviews.
“Taylor has previously worked with the city, receiving $100,000 for his nonprofit to host panel discussions called ‘Conversation with the Streets’ in 2019,” according to Fox News.
When hundreds of BLM and Antifa extremists gathered outside the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild (SPOG) on Monday, they were met by a large group of cops who charged the agitators and made twenty-two arrests.
The “protesters,” who chanted, “I don’t see sh*t, I don’t know sh*t” and held signs reading, “All my heroes kill cops,” were armed with Molotov cocktails and used bear mace against officers.
Police on bicycles blasted “Save a Horse Ride (Ride A Cowboy)” by Big & Rich through loudspeakers as they charged the horde, which is ironic because John Rich is a staunch supporter of American law enforcement.
Video uploaded to SPDBlotter.com shows the moment a firebomb was flung at police, nearly hitting a pair of “protesters” in the process.
A giant tsunami along the west coast has been very heavy on my heart for the last 24 hours, and then when I saw a new Fox News article about a simulation that was just run by officials in Washington state I knew that I had to write an article.
Experts at the Washington Department of Natural Resources decided to simulate what would happen if a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck along the Cascadia Subduction Zone, and what they discovered is really, really bad.
Such a seismic event would produce an absolutely massive tsunami, and the Fox News article says that waves “could reach Seattle in 2 hours and 20 minutes after an earthquake”.
And this is not just a hypothetical scenario that may or may not happen.
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The US Department of Justice has designated several cities, namely – New York City, Portland, Seattle, Oregon and Washington as jurisdictions that allow “anarchy” in a move that will allow the federal government to restrict funding for the cities, according to a statement released on Monday.
“The US Department of Justice today identified the following three jurisdictions that have permitted violence and destruction of property to persist and have refused to undertake reasonable measures to counteract criminal activities: New York City; Portland, Oregon; and Seattle, Washington,” the statement said.
In early September, US President Donald Trump issued a memorandum directing administration officials to review and consider cutting funding to cities unable to prevent the establishment of lawless zones.
During another anti-police riot in Seattle, Washington on Monday night, BLM/Antifa hooligans unsuccessfully tried to seal the door to SPD’s East Precinct using a quick-dry concrete before setting the building on fire with officers inside.
Seattle Police provided KTTH with an image of the concrete mixture on the door.
The key card reader on the door was also destroyed in an attempt to trap the police personnel inside.
Meanwhile, around the corner, rioters tried to burn the building down.
Seattle Police chief Carmen Best has thrown in the towel and resigned after the Democratic city council voted to cut millions from the police department’s budget following demands to defund the police from Antifa rioters and Black Lives Matter agitators.
“To the Women and Men of the Seattle Police Department – I wanted to notify you that I will be retiring from the Seattle Police Department, effective September 2nd, 2020. I wanted you to hear this from me, but some media have reached this conclusion on their own.”
“This was a difficult decision for me, but when it’s time, it’s time.” Best added.
“Chief Best has been an outspoken critic of the council’s plans to cut SPD’s budget, citing concerns over public safety in a scenario where the department is forced to lose personnel,” KIRO radio reported.
Antifa agitators have filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, claiming that a heavy handed police response to “protests” has forced the group to invest in more expensive riot gear.
KIRO 7 News reports that Antifa is complaining that police use of blast balls, sponge rounds, pepper spray, and other crowd control methods has meant the rioters have had to buy “expensive” protective gear.
“Because the Seattle Police Department has acted above and outside the law in dispensing its unbridled force, and the City has failed to prevent same, the government effect is to establish a de facto protest tax,” the lawsuit claims.
“Individual protesters subjected to SPD’s unabated and indiscriminate violence now must purchase cost-prohibitive gear to withstand munitions – even when peacefully protesting – as a condition to exercising their right to free speech and peaceable assembly,” lawyers also suggest.
Update: Because of this blog, my weekly weather segment on NPR radio station KNKX has been cancelled permanently.
Update2: There is a major error in the Seattle Times story. My original blog never criticized the protesters or BLM activists. My criticisms were limited to VIOLENT individuals who destroy property and hurt people. Please read my original blog if you want to confirm this. Some folks are choosing to misinterpret my words.
Update3: There are two types of mobs. First, mobs the hurt people and destroy property. Second, there are social media mobs that attempt to destroy those they disagree with or attack different viewpoints. We have seen both types of mobs here in Seattle during the past months. Neither is good.
Take a walk around downtown Seattle. You will be shocked by a shuttered, dystopian city and made angry by the inaction and ineptness of its political leadership. It is simply beyond words.
Sunday morning I took a two-hour walk across downtown Seattle and I was stunned by what I saw.
Block after block of boarded up stores, restaurants, and other buildings. A city in lockdown and afraid.