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Friday, September 15, 2017

Seattle and Washington State

Space Needle
I just returned from a six-day trip to Seattle and it's environs.  Other than the beauty of the state there really is not very much to crow about regarding their governments.  And in Lynwood, where I was staying the local paper is even less thick than our little Union!  The Mayor of Seattle resigned while I was there and since he was a democrat and a homosexual he seemed to be getting way less press than if he wasn't.  But that is just me I guess.  He was a pervert and was sexually abusing kids.  He was forced to resign as his nephew announced the pervert abused him!  But in the "on the street" interviews the liberals were not that bothered as long as the trains ran on time.

There was a school shooting too.  A young man brought a gun and killed a fellow student, 15, and wounded three young female students.  A brave teacher told him to put down the gun and lay on the floor!  And he did!  Pray for the victims.  School districts in Seattle sent a cadre of psychologists to "help" the students at the school.  Good intentions I guess.

Flying Tiger
Mostly though I wanted to see the area and  most of the time I was being driven to some interesting places.  I toured the Boeing plant which is 96 acres under one roof.  I learned Boeing was a GERMAN!  Oh my!  And he resigned in 1934 from the company he founded.  It has been run by others and no Boeing has been there since!  It was truly amazing to see all the planes being constructed.  And the company has billions in sales so it looks secure for years.
I toured the Paul Allen funded museum that holds some great airplanes and some tanks.  A Spitfire and a Flying Tigers P-40 were there too.


Destination Tokyo

 The state is all in for marijuana (cannabis) and there is a huge sign every few blocks advertising the dispensaries.  And they are all over the place.  Also, they have little kiosks selling coffee and other beverages and the gals in there are half naked!  Apparently, they are flourishing and I saw many cars waiting in the lines to get their "joe".  And I read where a person could be serviced there too and the cops were busting many of them.  Cracked me up.  Could you imagine that in our County?  No way.
Sherman Tank

Drove out west of Seattle to see a very beautiful waterfall and the hotel next to it.  Really like the old-fashioned places we remember from our childhood.  And the flowers were beautiful too!  The traffic though is horrendous all the time 24/7.  I have to look up the population numbers and see why so much bumper to bumper.  Highway 99 and I-5 go through there too.  Massive jams.  Gasoline was 50 cents a gallon more and eggs were really cheap.  They have not decided to rip their people off for a cage of chickens yet.

Dining was fun and I had some good seafood dishes.  I took the ferry across the way to Kingston and had a beer and looked around.  Lots of room in those massive ferries.  And they carry cars as well.  But they ran on time and were comfortable.  Also, Seattle is tunneling under their city to replace the Highway 99 Embacadero-like freeway on the water.  Way over time, over budget and making a lot of people very mad.  Same as California there. LOL! 

All in all it was a fun trip and I thank my pal Judi for doing the driving.

21 comments:

  1. I worked at Douglas Aircraft 1964 to end of 1969 during the transition to MAC-DAC.
    Liaison Engineer on the DC-9, DC-8 and DC-10. An amazing place. Tim Gore

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  2. Speaking of tools, this just in from Jeff Pelline.

    "Meanwhile, George clings to the notion that a panel discussion with a cartoonish fish is 'news.' That explains why he never made it past the San Mateo Times. Podunk."

    Coming from the guy who couldn't keep his job at The Union, this is quite rich...

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    1. jeffpelline says:

      September 19, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Sounds like Pruett is making claims on Todd’s blog as “anonymous.” No surprise there.



      That's right Gloria……posting as somebody else is so low rent.

      Podunk if you will!

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    2. ….and then fish said….and then fish said….and then fish said….and then fish said….and then fish said….and then fish said….and then fish said….and then fish said!

      You are nothing if not predictable jeffy!

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    3. And all the other feminine puppets. LOL!

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  3. Oh lord Jeff. It's all about me. Lol. Sorry to disappoint by I am not shy in my contempt for you and will do it by name or to your face. 😉

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    1. More "Dr. Phil" comments to follow I'm sure.

      You need to drop by his site and see the photo there…..evidently somebody from the Korean side of the family is involved with the fireworks industry. Looks a lot like our little jeffy though….fur hat and all!

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    2. I looked and yes he does bear a strong resemblance to UN. That is too funny!

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  4. Looks like the FUE is really attempting to slim down. LOL!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFniTVW9hIw

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    1. jeffpelline says:

      September 21, 2017 at 8:37 am

      I don’t know about that, but I hear that Aqua Velva signed on as a corporate sponsor to his Sierra Dragon’s Breathe (sic)! https://youtu.be/bkMVjnjojK0

      Congrats on the Aqua Velva gig Todd.....far superior to having to smell like old man meat sweats
      like that certain someone!

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    2. Thanks, did you see the babe in the AD? WOW!

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    3. Tim Gore says, no anonymous there. I really don't have time to interact with the folks on "Nevada Debates" It's more like "The Gun Fight at OK Corral"
      Damn it, it seems to be a cluster of idiots, all with short mental fuses and in my mind they are looking for the "The Gun Fight at OK Corral".
      I won't name any I suspect having mental issues but it is good Lumberjacks replaced Lyons. You Todd, Barry and those of our mind set are great folks.
      Nevada Debates seems to attract those of a high intellect, a low intellect and those in need of a frontal lobotomy so they will not harm themselves or other people.

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    4. I prefer POLO, STETSON but us old bulls that shower, shave daily seem to as far as I am concerned make our wives and daughters happy and we never eat velveta cheese and beans or need a catalytic converter attached to our posteriors? I am 6'-3", 36" x 36" wrangler jeans ans 175 lbs. Not a fat ass'
      Tim Gore
      Late yes but been on the phone with business folks and friends in Huston, Texas. Really a mess down there. God Bless Texas and President Trump.

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    5. I seem to get into a lot with the liberals and their moronic minions. It is because I call them out and don;t let their BS pass. And then they go off. Glad you are in good shape though. I am 67, 6-4 and 222. But it is still too much. And do take a daily shower! LOL!

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    6. Hi Todd,
      222 lbs not bad for a big guy. I weighed 205 when playing football and lifting weights in college.
      I dropped out of the discussion group as it became an irritant and not an enjoyment. Too many angry people obsessed with their liberal or self centered view. Some were looking for a fight both verbal and even some would be happy it seems to carry it further. Those being all brag and no action. Too bad it could be a good group with less angry people.
      Tim Gore

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    7. I m old now so things like knee joints creak. LOL! Anyway you should stay on the site as a thorn in the side to the left. They need to be challenged at every step.

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  5. Yeah, I used to think this could be a good group but the whole holier than thou self righteous right self affirmations and inability to accept any opposing viewpoints made it a joKe.

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    1. I really don't agree as I have an open mind and am conservative and found some or most on the left as you describe the right.
      Your statement leads me to believe you are as you describe the right,"but the whole holier than thou self righteous right self affirmations and inability to accept any opposing viewpoints made it a joKe."
      Perhaps with an attitude adjustment you might not be a joKe?

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    2. Give me some examples. It is easy to blast away like you did but pin it down for me to review.

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    3. It's easy, the left is accusatory of the right but the right is less accusatory of the left than they are of the right and the right has an open mind but the left does not.

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