Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

February 20th, 2022 - 9:36 pm § in Misc.

Seattle’s “Beauty and the Beast” musicians’ strike

This month marks the 25th anniversary of Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater musicians’ strike. The labor movement has always found strength in numbers. This strike stands as one Seattle history’s most dramatic examples of union solidarity and strength in numbers. In February 1997, a tiny[...]

January 17th, 2022 - 5:29 pm § in Health

Guide to who’s not vaccinated in Seattle

“Seattle is one of the most vaccinated major metro areas in the nation,” the Seattle Times says here. Even so, as of early December, there were about 216,000 unvaccinated people over age 18 in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties, and that probably hasn’t changed much because most [...]

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[...]

November 10th, 2021 - 5:59 pm § in Misc., Politics

Will rampant violence end Seattle’s experiment with homeless compassion?

THE CITY’S DOWNTOWN AREA IS SO DANGEROUS THE COUNTY  HAS HIRED ESCORTS FOR ITS WORKERS. Read story here Despite that, Seattle’s city council still wants to cut $10 million from the police budget. Read that story here Meanwhile: Voters nationwide are skeptical of efforts to cut police fu[...]

June 11th, 2020 - 4:49 pm § in America, Racism

Antifa captures Seattle!!

Thousands taken prisoner! “Armed militant activists with the group Antifa have seized a sizable section of Seattle and are plotting to expand their territory” while “the local police surrender,” rightwing media have reported. Fox host Sean Hannity told viewers,”You have[...]

March 26th, 2020 - 1:19 am § in The Ave Scene

20th Anniversary of the Kingdom’s Doom


October 30th, 2018 - 9:18 am § in Misc.


The measure, called the “Keep Groceries Affordable Act of 2018,”  is being attacked from the left because, shock shock, the sweet beverage industry is spending millions to attack Seattle’s soda tax.  Despite my core dislike of corpulent corporations, I am voting with the companies! The[...]

October 3rd, 2018 - 1:38 am § in Schools & Colleges, UW

How Unions Destroyed Public Education

The WAPOST has an excellent OPED saying that we are training far too many elementary school teachers.  The article also argues that the real need is for teachers with expertise in specific content area, from English to Special Ed and STEM.   The article places the blame on teachers unions that re[...]

July 13th, 2018 - 12:09 am § in Misc., The Ave Scene

How did Seafair get started?

The  Golden Potlatch Festival was organized and held July 17 – 22, 1911 by the  Seattle Carnival Association The slogan: “A hot time at a cool festival.” July 17th was chosen as the the date when, in 1897, two tons of gold arrived in Seattle from the Yukon on the steamship Portland. A mile-l[...]