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October 20th, 2022 - 3:57 pm § in Politics

Sawant’s poo problem

Seattle City Council member Kshwana Sawant, a socialist activist, has plenty of detractors. The late Dr. Steve Schwartz, founder of this blog, was one of them. I’m not a fan either. But she’s won four elections, and after a recall attempt failed last year, her enemies are reduced to flin[...]

December 10th, 2021 - 6:21 pm § in Politics

Effort to recall Kshama Sawant fails

Kshama Sawant is the Socialist who can’t be made to go away. First elected in 2013, re-elected in 2015 and 2019, then surviving a recall in 2021 despite her detractors spending $1 million on their campaign to unseat her, it’s obvious voters in her district like her. Sawant seems radical [...]

December 7th, 2021 - 8:00 pm § in Politics

Polls close in Sawant recall election

Since 2013, Kshama Sawant has been a Seattle City Council member. Now, voters in her district are being asked to kick her off the council before her term ends. Dr. Steve Schwartz, the late founder of this blog, wasn’t a fan of hers; and if you search this blog, you’ll find stories critic[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 12:26 am § in Politics

Sawant likely to face recall election in Feb. 2022

Kshama Sawant’s opponents submitted petitions that could result in a recall election next February, the Seattle Times reported on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (read story here). Sawant (photo, right), 47, is a Seattle City Council member who identifies as a Socialist Alternative candidate. Her[...]

May 13th, 2021 - 9:32 pm § in News Media, Politics

Seattle Times rips Sawant, urges signing recall petition

Dr. Steve Schwartz, founder of this blog, didn’t think much Kshama Sawant. See, e.g., his postings here, here, here, here, here, and here. That’s just a small sampling; for more, enter “Sawant” in the search function, and be prepared for a deluge. Steve really had no use for[...]

November 9th, 2019 - 2:41 pm § in The Ave Scene

Sawant wins, District 3 and Seattle Lose.

As a resident of District 3, I can say Sawant has no interest in where I live.  She is never seen here and knows zilch about the issues of black flight, terrible local transportation, and dying schools. . She wins by bringing in huge amounts of outside money to organize a voting block. Her office [[...]

May 21st, 2017 - 12:26 am § in The Ave Scene

Why do MY tax dollars support Sawant’s Socialist Alternative Party?

A friend in Seattle tells me that this was sent on Seattle money, using City Council Staff, by Kshama Sawant.  Whatever the value of her opinions, I do not understand how this is relevant to Sawant’s job as the Council member from my neighborhood in Seattle. Sawant is obviously using city mon[...]

April 25th, 2017 - 3:48 pm § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Sawantism and May Day


October 22nd, 2016 - 7:16 am § in Misc.

What’s the matter with Kshama Sawant?

From the blog Quixotic: October 21, 2016 Meet Kshama Sawant: Seattle councilmember. Socialist firebrand. Enfant terrible. For as big a hit as she’s been in Seattle, I’ve never felt that she really got this town. Oh she gets a part of it, all right. The young part, certainly. The tech part. The h[...]

September 22nd, 2016 - 9:44 am § in Misc.

Kshama Sawant Plays the Trump Card: Attacks the UW for studying the $15 minimum wage

“It is professionally irresponsible to draw such a conclusion from the data at this time.”  Kshama Sawant The Seattle Times Reports: Professor Jacob Vigdor and other members of a UW team  published a preliminary study of the effects of the $15 minimum wage in Seattle. Whatever good that has d[...]