Comments for West Seattle Blog… https://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 01:13:30 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by Katy Lloyd https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271843 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 01:13:30 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271843 In reply to Millerab6.

I walked by your house this morning, and saw your signs and cooler of water—made my day. 

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Comment on West Seattle Transportation Coalition sails into discussion of ferries, Water Taxi role in bridge crisis by June https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/west-seattle-transportation-coalition-sails-into-discussion-of-ferries-water-taxi-role-in-bridge-crisis/#comment-2271842 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 01:12:59 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=979270#comment-2271842 In reply to surefinewhatever.

Pregnant lady here–would also line up for a Pill Hill shuttle!

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by ally cat https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271841 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 01:09:36 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271841 Awesome<span>!</span>]]> In reply to Sassy.

✊ Awesome!

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Comment on UPDATE: Fire on Harbor Avenue SW by Chemist https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/fire-callout-in-2400-block-harbor-avenue-sw/#comment-2271840 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:50:18 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=979991#comment-2271840 In reply to Rick.

I will ask my dad again but I think he has mentioned there was a fuel station and Thor branch at the 47th Erskine dawson lot before it became svetlik architecture.  I think he had two locations 

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by B https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271839 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:49:09 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271839 For those interested in learning more about local, immediate demands, I think this is helpful: https://www.kingcountyequitynow.com

It also includes links to local community-building organizations in Seattle you can donate to. 

Keep up the fight, Seattle!

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Comment on TRAFFIC ALERT: Two crashes on 35th SW by West Seattle Hipster https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/traffic-alert-two-crashes-on-35th-sw/#comment-2271838 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:45:22 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980174#comment-2271838 Looks like the road diet didn’t prevent these crashes.

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by Will S. https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271836 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:24:10 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271836 In reply to Loveylove.

What did Dow say? I was toward the back of the crowd and couldn’t get close enough to hear the speakers until it thinned out later. Dow went on for longer than it takes to say ‘I’m just so encouraged to see such a large crowd, and now I’ll shut up and listen and I promise to do better.’ All I could think of was Rep. Eliot Engel’s revealing hot mic moment from earlier this week, wherein he explained that it was important to his election campaign for him to be seen by the constituents he’s ignored for years. Then people behind me started to boo Dow and chant No New Youth Jail, and I chanted too. More minutes passed. Finally Dow got out of the way. 

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Comment on West Seattle Transportation Coalition sails into discussion of ferries, Water Taxi role in bridge crisis by M https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/west-seattle-transportation-coalition-sails-into-discussion-of-ferries-water-taxi-role-in-bridge-crisis/#comment-2271835 Sun, 07 Jun 2020 00:02:36 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=979270#comment-2271835 In reply to Rob.

There’s a false assumption that a left-turning car is headed downtown. Not all the cars that turn left go across the bridge. Some of them go to the Alaska Junction or elsewhere in West Seattle. Restaurants, shopping, doctor’s appointments, friends. Look at the data. The data are what they are, whether they align with your opinions or not.

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by Mandy https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271834 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:59:00 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271834 ]]> So beyond proud to be a part of this community today. This was an experience that my family (including my two small children, 2&4yo) will never forget. It is so exciting to see how ready everyone is for change. ♥️

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by Vic https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271833 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:51:23 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271833 In reply to Loveylove.

well said.

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE NOW: Community coalition launches website, video by WSB https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/west-seattle-bridge-now-community-coalition-launches-website-video/#comment-2271831 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:48:57 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980050#comment-2271831 In reply to Rick.

I hope you’re just joking but … 866-4-CRISIS

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Comment on CORONAVIRUS: Friday 6/5 roundup by Seaweed https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/coronavirus-friday-6-5-roundup/#comment-2271830 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:47:48 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980109#comment-2271830 Trying or not trying, we are still ending up with herd immunity, and it won’t be that “eventually”, it will be sooner than you would seem to prefer. It is not a strategy, it is a reality; managed or otherwise. It seems to me that your insistence on a vaccine being on the horizon in any timeframe that is useful to us now, or soon, is quite a plaintive song.  

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by Loveylove https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271829 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:38:15 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271829 A love letter to West Seattle: You are my community and I love living in West Seattle and I’m so proud of all who came out today in large numbers with big hearts. But I must say this to us white folks in WS: We MUST DO BETTER. I witnessed a Black family leave the protest today in tears and rage when Dow Constantine spoke at the rally. Look, if you’re not aware why that is harmful to our Black community then please google it. In short Dow is not for Seattle’s Black community and he has pushed and committed illegal acts to fund the new youth jail in King Co. That’s just the surface of the awful things he’s done. So if one Black family left in tears, then we did harm which is what we are supposed to be protesting against. We have to do better. We have to organize better and love better. Hear me. We white people. We have to fix white supremacy. And we must elect and support politicians who do the same. Dow is not one of those people. 

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE BRIDGE NOW: Community coalition launches website, video by Rick https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/west-seattle-bridge-now-community-coalition-launches-website-video/#comment-2271828 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:38:15 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980050#comment-2271828 I always thought I’d die jumping off the bridge as opposed to dying stuck on it.

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Comment on UPDATE: Huge protest in The Junction, report #1 by WSB https://westseattleblog.com/2020/06/happening-now-protest-marches-headed-for-the-junction/#comment-2271827 Sat, 06 Jun 2020 23:31:59 +0000 https://westseattleblog.com/?p=980147#comment-2271827 In reply to MLyons.

Crowd estimation is an art, not a science, and seldom makes everybody happy – but I would guess that’s closer to reality,

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