Originally Posted by restless
There is A nice rig in Everett, and no one seems to mind???
The city of Everett is made up of people with a hell of a lot more sense of reality than the city of Seattle. Everett knows the value of things that bring jobs---- Boeing, lumber, railroads, the US Navy, oil rig parking, marina's, boat launches, etc. When Boeing wanted a deep-water dock as a backup to air transportation for the 787's (and 777's) components that come from Japan, Everett didn't bat an eye and they built the dock.
The number of kayak protesters in Seattle I've heard was about 20. But maybe more showed up on a different day.
The ruckus, at least the official one, seems to have died down now that it's come out that Shell pumps millions of dollars into Seattle (and Seattle's politicians) for all sorts of things, not just oil-rig parking. every year.
While I know there are cities on the planet that are worse than Seattle, I haven't been to any of them yet (except maybe Sao Paulo). Seattle can't do anything right anymore for love nor money. We went to a concert in downtown Seattle Friday night and while the concert was great, the experience of going into and walking around in Seattle was pathetic.
When people we know in different places express an interest in visting Seattle we recommend they not bother. Washington State has lot of great things and places that are well worth visiting, both in western and eastern Washington. But other than the airport, there is no reason we can think of anymore to spend time in Seattle itself.
I'm surprised Shell didn't put both rigs in Everett unless there is simply no room for two of them up there.