Wait. So the president is really Ace Ventura? According to the QAnon MAGA-verse Trump is really JFK ( who would be 105 and still alive some how). Fantastic!
So the final battle will between Ace Ventura's talking butt and Zombie JFK!
Cool. That's a much better future than simply the agonizing burning devolution into authoritarian Billionaire-trust-fund-baby incompetence.
I always love it when TS takes a data point and uses it to gaslight us. People are not afraid of crime. Oh so I guess all those other articles and comments complaining about the rise in property theft and assault are all imagined or are some part of conspiracy by the media? Two things can be true at the same time. Seattle is relatively a safe city if you mind your business and watch what you are doing. That does not mean there hasn't been a decline in quality of life and livability in the city due to the pandemic and failed city policies.
"Some community members worry the new station will displace residents and businesses."
Of course it will.
In my experience, the people who screech the most about how “dangerous” Seattle is are old people who haven’t been to Seattle since the 1970’s -when it really was a dangerous place (in the context of Seattle, which has been a milquetoast city ever since Lou Graham bought order to the prostitution industry)
"What's wrong with you stupid cunts? Don't you like to fuck?"
- Harvey Weinstein.
"That does not mean there hasn't been a decline in quality of life and livability in the city due to the pandemic and failed city policies."
The Stranger has never disagreed with this statement. Neither has anyone else. I mean literally they talk about failed city policies all the time. Like the inability to deal with housing costs.
But that statement is a very far cry from what the reactionary partisan "Seattle is Dying" crowd has been saying for nearly a decade. For christ sake they literally made a loaded propaganda piece titled "Seattle is dying" delivered by the rightwing Sinclair media machine and promoted by rightwing talk radio well before the pandemic.
And those same rightwing partisan hacks have been making the same claims for over two decade to literally derail policy discussions we need to deal with these problems.
Jackkay dear, having read the article, the Fourth Ave S station makes an immense amount of sense: right between the two stations, minimal disruption of local businesses, and the 4th Ave viaduct needs replaced anyway.
I personally would like to see a connection between King Street Station and the ID station that has an underpass below the BNSF mainline and brings people up into King Street.
Your right, things are just great.
"I grabbed him by his col-
lar and pulled him in close"
now we're Getting somewhere
It's just that displacement is inevitable, I feel for those 'in the way' . Like those lost to the Monorail that never happened.
the largest transit stop north of San Francisco! Bigger than...Redding?
I don't get the obsession of whether Seattle is less dangerous or more dangerous. It's simply dangerous. The degree of which is a silly abstract point until you're bashed over the head with a baseball bat or thrown repeatedly down a flight of stairs or any other violent crime including murder.
Seems like Hannah might(?) have posted the wrong link in that final blurb about Jim Carrey. I thought she was suggesting Carrey might be targeted to play Biden in a future biopic, or maybe just future SNL skits or something. And then the link she posts is just about twitter partisan twitter accounts, so not really helpful.
But then I googled, and I guess I get @1's alluding to the trending story that is nut-jobs who legitimately think Carrey is clandestinely making the president's public appearances in elaborate Biden make-up! So great. Those people may be nutsos, but I bet they're a goddamn blast to hang out with.
I've never understood why anyone has ever taken this non-scientific, annual, voluntary sample poll seriously, and how Seattle U can defend it without using probability sampling.
@5 glad to see we agree TS posts on public safety in Seattle are every bit as sensationalistic and toxic as the KOMO specials.
Having causes associated with ubiquitous fashion choices, like denim, certainly is convenient, but it's kinda unfair to those who are opposed to the cause if they inadvertently wear denim not knowing about the campaign or if it's the only thing they have to wear in the first place.
if a small group of "right-wing partisan hacks" can "derail" policy over the course of two decades in one of the most liberal and progressive cities in the country, what does that say about the leadership around here for those two decades? spineless? useless? ineffective? all of the above?
"The Stranger has never disagreed with this statement. Neither has anyone else. I mean literally they talk about failed city policies all the time. Like the inability to deal with housing costs."
That's hugely dishonest. Seattle's policy on homelessness has been a complete failure exactly because local politicians and the Stranger won't stop describing it as a local housing-affordability crisis, when it is actually a national public-health crisis, driven by Substance Use Disorder and other untreated mental disorders. Bitch about Sinclair all you like, but they do not make policy, and when the actual policy-makers consistently make the wrong policy -- fully supported by an 'independent' media outlet which never questions that policy -- the result has been a total disaster.
@12 & @1 The theory is actually wackier than "Biden is really Jim Carrey in disguise." It's actually "Biden is really Jim Carrey and James Woods in disguise."
Let's face it, the nattering nabobs of negativity at the Not Seattle Times and their "electeds" live in Fear, because Fear gets them elected and stuff.
But Seattleites are brave.
We (gas) in your general direction.
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