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KOMO does honest report called ‘Seattle is Dying’ but local media, politicians pretend the problem isn’t real

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Seattle’s ABC affiliate KOMO isn’t a right-wing news outlet ripping on the far-leftist policies that are destroying the once-proud city of Seattle. But they’re being treated like they’re Breitbart by local politicians and other media outlets who refuse to accept the truth that their city really is dying. The homelessness problem combined with extreme levels of property crime (second only to progressive San Francisco), a police force that’s frustrated by the reins holding them back, and rising drug addiction makes for a city that is crumbling under the weight of the poverty on its streets.

“People come here because it’s called Free-attle and thy believe if they come here they will get free food, free medical treatment, free mental health treatment, a free tent, free clothes and will be free of prosecution for just about everything; and they’re right,” said a law enforcement officer who remained anonymous out of fear of losing their job. “It didn’t used to be that way. Law enforcement officers used to be able to enforce the laws.”

KOMO received answers to their questionnaires from as many police officers as they could collect. When asked why they didn’t highlight any of the positive reactions by the police, their answer was simple. There were no positive responses. The police force in Seattle is in a general state of despair over their politically induced impotence.

“Even if quality warrant arrests are made, the judicial system sees fit to let hem out of jail within a couple of days – often the next day,” another police officer noted. “Why are we risking our lives to take felony level fugitives into custody if they are just going to be released?”

Despite the clear evidence the problems are bad and getting worse, plus reports from the police themselves who say they aren’t being allowed to do their jobs, the compassionate leadership of Seattle believes in continuing and even expanding their leftist policies without regard to the safety of their residents, cleanliness of their streets, or welfare of the addicts and homeless they’re allegedly protecting.

On cue, local media pounced to denounce the honest reporting.

Most thoughtful people regardless of political ideology will come to the conclusion Seattle’s problems really are devastating and require actions that are different from current city policy if they: (1) Watch the hour-long report, and (2) Research the facts and sees the problems objectively. Just listening to the comments by the police officers themselves should be a clear indicator that the problems are real and the solutions are not being enacted. To counter this narrative, media outlets who would never dare cross the progressive political philosophies that created and perpetuate the problem turn to every possible loophole in an effort to discredit the video. Some tracked down people in the video who were clearly on drugs, mentally ill, or both. They got quotes from police officers that, when taken completely out of context, made it seem as if the report was unfair.

These actions by press and politicians alike aren’t designed to really counter the arguments made by the report. They’re intended to prevent people from watching it. The truth is too hard to take, so they’re doing damage control journalism. Meanwhile, the problems will continue to go unsolved until enough people rise up and say enough is enough.

The solution isn’t simple, nor is it cheap. Law enforcement and prosecutors need to do everything they can to remove the drug problems from the streets and then keep perpetrators behind bars for a reasonable period of time. I understand there have been problems with drug convictions going overboard, but in Seattle, it’s nearly impossible to get arrested if you’re only carrying 30 doses of heroine, let alone convicted and jailed. Those who carry more find their way back to the streets almost immediately. The system is strained, not for lack of funding but for lack of power. Neither police nor prosecutors are allowed to their jobs properly.

Unfortunately, taking the steps to fix the problem would put those in power currently in jeopardy. It may be hard to conceive, but the growing problems haven’t harmed leftists politically, so there’s no real need to address them. In fact, getting tough on crime has become tantamount with conservatism, and such a concept is anathema to Seattle’s “leaders.”

But as long as radical progressives call the shots in Seattle, things are only going to get worse.

We’ve covered how hyper-leftism is destroying San Francisco. This report demonstrates an almost identical problem in Seattle. Is it any wonder that progressive governance yields the same results 800 miles away?

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    April 5, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Komo News is nothing but a propaganda site for the new American Nazi orgs. You guys suck as well.

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Following Mueller report, President Trump calls for tables to be turned in new video

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Following Mueller report President Trump calls for tables to be turned in new video

The Mueller saga is far from over with the majority of leftists trying to find something onto which they can latch. Some are calling for impeachment. Others are calling for further investigations into what Robert Mueller left open to interpretation. But on Trump’s side, it’s time to celebrate.

But it isn’t just about feeling good with the results. Now, according to President Trump, it’s time to turn the tables on the Democrats, the FBI, and anyone who has performed actions that led to the investigation in the first place. In other words, he wants to investigate the investigators.

His team put together a compilation video of several instances where those on the left were declaring collusion and obstruction as foregone conclusions from the investigation. Some were claiming to have hard evidence against the President which never materialized. Others were practically gloating over the prospects of the Mueller report coming out. Then, it cuts to other leftists and media personalities declaring the Mueller report a win for the President.

After $35,000,000 and countless American resources used to reveal essentially nothing of substance, it’s time to look back at the circumstances that led to this inquiry. What was fabricated? What lies were told? The American people deserve to know.

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Sometimes it’s the little wrongs that stick

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Sometimes its the little wrongs that stick

I was a pretty cocky kid.

It’s something that I get to hear a lot lately, especially when connecting with old friends from high school and college. I remember thinking that I wouldn’t be that guy, the one who looks back while on the second half of a standard life and calls himself stupid, but that’s exactly what I’ve started doing. I was a cocky, stupid kid.

There are several instances that I can recall that had an effect on the way that I grew and would eventually point me to dedicate my life to Christ. One of those events was very small, so small that the person I “wronged” likely doesn’t even remember the incident.

I was managing a steak house in Oklahoma City. I was the youngest of the managers of what was supposed to be a summer job and ended up supporting my young family for three years. I was cocky (and did I mention I was stupid as well?) and took pride in my ability to diffuse situations. It wasn’t a fancy steak house. In fact, it was a two-story, 550-seat monster that served hundreds of steaks every night.

One particular evening I was helping one of the servers by taking the order. It was a special day for the patriarch of the family and they were celebrating – what exactly I don’t recall or perhaps never knew. The special day man had one important request – no Texas toast. His wife (or daughter, couldn’t tell for sure) said that he was extremely allergic to anything that had bread and I assured her that no bread would touch his plate. I plugged in the order, put the special instructions in all caps (NO BREAD NO BREAD NO BREAD) and went on to see to the hundreds of other guests as well as the staff.

I was walking by the table, just checking in, when the food came. Time went into slow-motion mode as the plate was put down in front of him with a big, buttery piece of Texas toast right smack dab on his 14 oz. ribeye. The look on the wife/daughter’s face has always stuck with me. It was pure disappointment, shock, and even a little bit of fear all flashing before me in technicolor slow motion.

Instantly, I reached down and grabbed the plate, but the man grabbed my arm. His fury was clear. I told him that I would get him a new steak, but refused to let go. He wanted to keep that steak hostage to make certain that we didn’t just take it to the back, pull of the bread, and serve him the same steak. I assured him that we wouldn’t do that but he was firm. He didn’t believe me and that made me mad.

In the same situation today, I wouldn’t have tried to take the steak back. In fact, I would have left one more instruction on the ticket – “Page ME for delivery”. I would have made certain that the bread didn’t go on his plate. Instead, I allowed myself to get angry. I took it out on the staff that couldn’t read instructions. I took it out on the table that had a special occasion ruined. I didn’t even comp the meal because of my petty, stupid, cocky anger.

For all I know, they never thought about it again. For all I know, the man was emotionally unstable and hurt someone that night due to my mistakes. His grip was very strong, the type of grip that one can’t get by working out. It only comes from working through life with your hands.

It’s the fear in the wife/daughter’s eyes that I’ve never been able to shake for two decades. Mad – understandable. Disappointed – who wouldn’t be? Fear – that’s something that was distinct. She wasn’t looking at me. She was looking at him. She was waiting for his response. I don’t recall if I truly saw it out of the corner of my eye or if it has emerged through my imagination over the years, but I think she even looked up at me with a subtle, desperate shake of her head as I tried to pry the plate from his grip as if she was warning me that this many might kill me over the mistake.

We never know the effects of our actions. We don’t know what little thing we might do that causes someone to snap, something bad to happen, or something life-changing that could have been avoided by being a little less stupid, a little less cocky, and a lot more like a believer in Jesus Christ should act.

I never had the chance to apologize properly to the family. Maybe that’s why it stuck with me for all of these years. The slow motion look of mixed, terrible emotions – I pray that my little act of defiance didn’t cause pain to anyone.

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Trey Gowdy on the future of investigations in wake of Mueller report

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Trey Gowdy on the future of investigations in wake of Mueller report

Former Congressman Trey Gowdy took to Fox News to talk to Martha MacCallum about the release of Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference from 2016. His interview was arguably the most impressive take on the release so far.

As MacCallum notes, the divide really started with the Bill Clinton impeachment. Lawmakers ran to their respective political party corners and one can argue they never returned to the middle to become a single Congress again.

As for Gowdy, he pointed out the unfortunate reality that the American people are going to have to suffer (and pay for) more investigations from Congress and other entities who are not and will never be satisfied with how the Mueller probe concluded.

But perhaps the biggest takeaway from Gowdy is his belief that former FBI Agent Peter Strzok should and will be investigated in the wake of the Mueller report. This is important because Gowdy has never been one who shied away from the Mueller investigation, nor did he believe it should be made public.

Watch this video. Gowdy is in rare form by giving the cold, hard truth while not playing partisan games. Best take of the investigation so far.

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