Progressive state? Maybe in your Seattle delusions.
Minnesota decriminalized pot in 1976. Yea, you guys are some real trailblazers. Biggest thing you have to brag about is that you have a state full of useless stoners. Gay marriage? Who cares? Again, Washington was far from the first to take that step.
Washington state didn't make bestiality illegal until 2007 upon a Boeing employee dying after being boned in the ass by a horse in Enumclaw. That's a fact, look it up. Certainly the world was impressed with your "progressive" laws then.
Liquor sales were not privatized until 2011. The state was officially added to the union in 1889. People gladly voted to privatize liquor sales that has a stupid high tax rate which made the product even more expensive. But when you have a state full of drunks and drug addicts why not? The state and liquor board fucked you all in the ass on that one and everyone spread wide with a smile on their face for it.
In 2003 a woman named Maria Federici lost her eyesight and could have been killed when a piece of wood flew out of the back of an unsecured pick up truck and crashed through her windshield. At the time it was perfectly legal to NOT secure a load in the back of truck, because the white trash hillbillies in Washington couldn't be bothered or figure out how to tie a knot in some rope when high on meth or heroin. I should have taken that as a sign to leave.
Everyone acts like a world renowned food critic, but unless you live on salmon (wild not farmed of course) and produce from your garden the food in Seattle sucks. Some decent Thai and Indian, but pizza, Italian, Mexican or any other food? Forget it!
The only building that sorry ass city is known for is the Space Needle. Built in 1963 and never had the exterior cleaned until 2006. Why try to clean a international landmark though? Last time the idiots in Seattle tried to improve a major structure it was the Kingdome and the chemical that was used caused the building to deteriorate even faster than it was. Probably has something to do with the lazy slobs in and around Seattle never washing their filthy 40 year old cars, homes or themselves for that matter.
While I am on the subject of failed improvements, how's that 520 floating bridge coming along? Nothing like waiting decades to fix something that was a piece of crap in the first place. Now people stupid enough to live there pay a huge toll daily to cross that deathtrap. Wasn't the main genius on that project fired due to faulty pontoons and didn't know what he was doing?
About as hilarious as your Bertha project. You morons do realize many engineering publications outside of your dank pit are having a field day making fun of Seattle for that don't you? Much the same way the original Galloping Gerdie Tacoma Narrows bridge has been studying around the world as an example of how NOT to engineer a bridge.
If the city had any sense they would had any sense the Monofail would have been torn down after the World's Fair. Seriously, it goes a few blocks and isn't functional half of the time.
Why don't we build this huge ugly viaduct, wait 60 years, then decide to replace that with an underground tunnel in some of the worst geological conditions we can? Make sure there is no reverse on the tunnel boring machine too. So when it hits a pipe that the state knew was in front of the machine you can't get it out easily for repairs. The Alaskan Way Viaduct was probably a tribute to the women in that city, big, ugly, boring and unstable.
Speaking of the women there, my god! Seattle must have a contest to see who can be the ugliest, pastiest, fattest, covered with stupid tattoos women on the planet. Not saying every woman has to try and look like a Hollywood starlet type, but what a pack of knuckle-dragging dead eyed twats! Same goes for the men! Most of the dykes have bigger dicks than the men in Seattle. I think they were all spawned from the Fremont Troll and abundance of sex offenders.
If you are in bad enough luck to have to use the ferry system, hope you like to wait. Some of those ferries are 80 years old and on any given day the West Seattle or Vashon boats are down. Any time one of the vessels is replaced it's usually a hand me down.
Speaking of old garbage I have never seen a city cling so tightly to the past in the stupidest ways possible. Case in point was a Denny's that was slated for demolition in the Ballard area back in the mid-2000s. Turds in that region went so far as to try and have a decrepit ass old Denny's, the same Denny's you only go to when your drunk at 4am, registered as a landmark to prevent it from being torn down. Wasn't the first Denny's ever to exist, no historical value at all. But let's get all up in arms about that because Ballard still isn't a group of stinky Scandinavian fishermen. Times and places change people, maybe the note from 1889 didn't get there yet.
In closing I would like to say, fuck Seattle, fuck Washington, fuck your Prius, fuck your Datsun truck with the Michael Dukakis in 88 bumper sticker, fuck the boring ass skyline, fuck all the ICP Juggalo fans that migrate there, fuck your lame ass hipsters who have not come up with a single original idea of their own, fuck whiny ass Kurt Cobain, I sincerely hope your suicide rate increases one hundred fold and if America ever gets hit with a nuclear missile I hope it lands on Pioneer Square.