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Archive for May 18th, 2017

May 18th, 2017 - 11:58 am § in Donald Trump

A FACEBOOK DIALOG: It’s time again to consider leaving the United States.

This is a good time to consider leaving the United States. Jonathon Golub Hyperbolic? Consider: The executive and legislative branches of the federal government (and most state governments) are now completely aligned to support a Trump-lead authoritarian kleptocracy.  The Judiciary (including the j[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 9:38 am § in The Ave Scene

Why Seattle’s Voucher System Is NOT A Cure for Election Corruption

Seattle’s Democracy Voucher Program: A Candidate’s View   James Passey was running for a city council seat this year, but he recently withdrew, citing the Voucher Program as one of the reasons. Here is his view: “In 2015, Seattle voters passed an initiative to create a public-finance[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 9:37 am § in Misc.

BREAKING NEWS 5/18

Senate intel chairman: No decision from Flynn on honoring subpoena Mount St. Helens ‘recharging’… New quake swarms…Conservatives begin to whisper: President Pence… Advisers Urge Trump to Hire an Outside Lawyer VP Builds War Chest… WSJ: The Special Counsel Mistake&[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 8:55 am § in Misc.

CHINA vs US ,,, as the century unfolds

One Belt, One Road, One Global PR Blitz Over the weekend, Beijing hosted an international conference to promote its “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to link China with countries across Asia, Europe, and the Middle East through trade and investment in infrastructure. President Xi Jinping pr[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 8:40 am § in Donald Trump

American Neofascist Appointed as High Official Over Internal Police Force

There is good reason to be frightened of David Clark. Mr. Clarke will serve under another Trump appointee, the former  Commandant of Guantanamo,  General Kelley. These Trumpers will oversee the US’ first internal security police force.  One of the central tenets of the US Constitution was[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 1:20 am § in The Ave Scene

Big Brother, the Alt Right, Comes to Seattle

Sinclair Broadcast Group has acquired Tribune Media for approximately $3.9 billion, a deal that will bring more than 200 television stations across the country under one owner. For Seattle, this would mean KOMO TV, channel 4,  as well as KCPQ-Fox, channel 13, under one boss … the far right S[...]

May 18th, 2017 - 12:16 am § in Donald Trump

Alt Reality in the Oval Office

K.T. McFarland, before joining the Trump Administration, hosted a talk show and appeared on Fox News Channel  Now Ms McFarland has been identified as being the person who  gave Trump an Alt News  printout of a Time magazine covers. The faux cover, supposedly from the 1970s, warned of a coming[...]