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Friday, July 14, 2017

A Seattle, Wash., councilman implied that a new effort to clean excrement off the side walk outside the local courthouse could be racist Tuesday.

The crime and smell of urine and excrement have gotten so bad outside a King County courthouse that two judges are scrambling to find ways to fix the situation, reports the Seattle Times.

King County councilmember Larry Gossett isn't a fan of one solution to power wash the feces from the sidewalks to tamp down on the smell. Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said.

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If this is reported by someone besides the Daily Liar I will have an opinion but Tucker Carlson and his band of liars and idiots have no respect for the truth so I'll wait for a reputable publication to report about this. Tucker Carlson makes me want to vomit.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-07-14 08:16 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I understand what you are saying, Danni.

I think you'll find this to be a more trustworthy source:

Some committee members expressed concern about addressing the symptoms of the area's problems without getting to the cause. Councilmember Larry Gossett said he didn't like the idea of power-washing the sidewalks because it brought back images of the use of hoses against civil-rights activists

www.seattletimes.com

#2 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-07-14 08:34 AM | Reply

I hope that excrement finds itself a good community organizer. I know one guy who's available.

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-07-14 08:48 AM | Reply

Has Peak SJW Insanity been reached yet? Probably not. Just when you thought they couldn't get any crazier...

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-07-14 08:51 AM | Reply

"Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said."

That is a stupid argument.

Just like the the trump loving, pizzagate truther MI official that called for all muslims to be killed.

Stupid people. Stupid people everywhere.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2017-07-14 09:06 AM | Reply

So he is calling civil rights protesters 'excrement'? He must have went to Trump University.

#6 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-07-14 09:14 AM | Reply

In Seattle, is "sidewalk feces" now a synonym for "homeless people?" Lmao

#7 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-07-14 09:59 AM | Reply

--In Seattle, is "sidewalk feces" now a synonym for "homeless people?" Lmao

The gentry progressives would like to wash them off the streets as well.

#8 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-07-14 10:38 AM | Reply

#2 | POSTED BY JEFFJ
"I think you'll find this to be a more trustworthy source"

The source isn't the issue in this case. The issue is, it's ONE GUY who had a walk-on role in the original story.

The Seattle Times article mentions Gossett and his concerns once.
The Daily Caller makes Gossett's concern the lead. Because...The Daily Caller.
Their headline reads "Cleaning Poop Off Sidewalks Is Racist".
Further investigation (i.e., reading) reveals that the Daily Caller lead reads "councilman implied...could be racist.
Paragraph three reads "Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said."

So, the Seattle Times writes a story about unsanitary conditions outside the courthouse.
The Daily Caller writes a story about one councilman concerned about how one solution looks.
James G. Elliott posts the Daily Caller article, rather than the Seattle Times article, and writes the headline "Guess What Is Racist Now".

#9 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-07-14 10:38 AM | Reply

Place sounds like the Orange County Courthouse in Santa Anna. Great place to spend jury duty.

#10 | Posted by patron at 2017-07-14 11:21 AM | Reply

I want those sidewalks so clean that the Virgin Mary herself would be proud to go out there and take a dump!!

--R. Lee Ermey

#11 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-07-14 12:55 PM | Reply

The Seattle Times article mentions Gossett and his concerns once.
The Daily Caller makes Gossett's concern the lead. Because...The Daily Caller.
Their headline reads "Cleaning Poop Off Sidewalks Is Racist".
Further investigation (i.e., reading) reveals that the Daily Caller lead reads "councilman implied...could be racist.
Paragraph three reads "Power washing the sidewalks is too reminiscent of civil rights activists being hosed down, he said."
So, the Seattle Times writes a story about unsanitary conditions outside the courthouse.
The Daily Caller writes a story about one councilman concerned about how one solution looks.
James G. Elliott posts the Daily Caller article, rather than the Seattle Times article, and writes the headline "Guess What Is Racist Now".
#9 | POSTED BY THETOM

I get all of that and it's one of the many reasons I don't patronize the Daily Caller. Nevertheless, the guy did in fact say this and it's a really stupid comment IMO.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-07-15 02:42 PM | Reply

Stupid people. Stupid people everywhere.
#5 | POSTED BY 726

I bet he's college educated.

#13 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2017-07-15 02:59 PM | Reply

#13

Says the Prep School Queen....

#14 | Posted by Corky at 2017-07-15 03:02 PM | Reply

Whitefolks "anger bait".

#15 | Posted by fresno500 at 2017-07-16 05:59 PM | Reply

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