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Aug 18 2019

Los Angeles Is a Sh**hole

There is no point importing a different population from sh**hole countries when we have sh**holes right here in the USA. Portland and San Francisco are two examples. Los Angeles is another. Paul Joseph Watson lifts the lid:

Any city will become a sh**hole that remains under moonbat rule for long.

Aug 12 2019

Los Angeles Assemblymoonbat Sides With Rats Against Humans

Progressives always self-righteously side with “them” versus “us.” In the dystopia subsidized homelessness is making of Los Angeles, it comes down to humans versus the burgeoning rats that spread serious diseases like typhus. Guess whose side leftist local authorities take. That’s right, the side of the rats.

California Assemblyman Richard Bloom of hoity-toity Santa Monica wants to ban second-generation rat poisons. (The rats developed immunity to first-generation poisons.)

He is worried about “predatory species, such as raptors, bobcats, and foxes (that) regularly consume rodents as part of their diet. Poisoned rodents also become more lethargic and exhibit abnormal behavior” according to an analysis of the bill.

However,

The analysis says that data is “less conclusive in pointing to (rat poisons) as the specific cause of death in necropsied animals.”

Hawks dying from the rat poison is theoretical, like CO2 exacerbating global warming.

What is not theoretical is the threat LA’s exploding rat population poses to humans.

Typhus cases spread by fleas hosted primarily by rats numbered 109 in 2018, having more than doubled in seven years.

People die of typhus, which has already reached epidemic levels in Los Angeles. Rats have even carried it into City Hall. Some suspect that bubonic plague, also spread by rats, is already present in LA.

Another threat that is not theoretical but actual is posed by wind turbines, which kill hundreds of hawks every year. These turbines are subsidized by the same sort of moonbats who would ban rat poison.

Too bad we can’t just send in a few thousand feral cats; there is no shortage. But with today’s rats, that might not work out:

On tips from Varla and R F. Hat tip: Bunkerville.

Aug 12 2019

Los Angeles With No Gas Stations

I just spent most of a 3-day weekend driving to, around, and back from Los Angeles. It would be virtually impossible to get around the place without a car. That’s why Los Angeles will die if the envirofascist moonbats running the county get their way. Can you imagine a Los Angeles with no gas stations? Social engineers can. It’s part of their sustainability plan.

If carried out, the list of 159 action items included in the plan could dramatically transform LA’s landscape in the coming decades. County officials call the scheme to phase out fossil fuels the “nation’s most ambitious” regional proposal.

Modern economies at every level — including the local level — rely heavily on fossil fuels to function. Jacobins have decided that these precious fuels will have no place in America’s second largest city in the near future. Because global warming.

No sane person thinks that the global climate is perceptibly influenced by whether people in Los Angeles drive or try to get around on bicycles like Cuban peasants. But sanity has nothing to do with authoritarian virtue signaling.

Maybe it’s just as well that there won’t be any gas stations. Traffic would come to a complete stop anyway due to the plan to install bus-only lanes throughout a region that already has nowhere near enough traffic lanes. In addition, planners will eliminate parking requirements for new housing. A car isn’t much use if you have nowhere to keep it.

They also want to put an end to oil drilling and refining in the region, which will hurt not only the local economy but the whole country.

The demented goal is to make the entire county “carbon neutral” by 2050.

It’s more than a trendy posture. As the former brains behind AOC confirmed, the global warming hoax is not about the climate. It is about totalitarianism. In the kind of country progressives have planned, transportation will only take us where someone in authority has decided we should go.

If whole cities plunge into economic collapse, so much the better. Poor people are easier to rule.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair. Hat tip: California Political Review.

Jul 25 2019

Visit Skid Row, Los Angeles

Austen Fletcher is your tour guide for an informative visit to Skid Row in downtown Los Angeles:

Even the street people seem to understand that throwing money at LA homelessness won’t lessen it, any more than the booming economy does. On the contrary, other people’s money is fuel for the fire. Zombie hordes of mentally ill, drug-addled derelicts inundate Left Coast cities because liberal rule incentives dysfunction.

Governor Gavin Newsom’s solution is to double down by doubling the state taxpayer money spent subsidizing homelessness to an astounding $1 billion. As we will soon see, you can buy a lot of homelessness with that kind of money.

What would Democrats do differently if they were deliberately trying to collapse Western Civilization? That would sure make for a stumper of a Jeopardy question.

On a tip from Kate P.

Jul 20 2019

Visit Los Angeles

What if tourism bureaus told the truth? An ad for Los Angeles might reflect what moonbattery has wrought in the erstwhile City of Angels:

On a tip from Scott D.

Jun 26 2019

Moonbattery Destroys San Francisco and Los Angeles

Everything that moonbattery touches is made corrupt, filthy, diseased, hideous, and dysfunctional. This includes even some of the most beautiful cities in the world, like the crown jewels of California, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Once upon a time, some of the most beautiful cities in the entire world were on the west coast, but now those same cities are degenerating into drug-infested cesspools of filth and garbage right in front of our eyes. … Right now, nearly a quarter of the nation’s homeless population lives in the state of California, and more are arriving with each passing day. When you walk the streets of San Francisco or Los Angeles, you can’t help but notice the open air drug markets, the giant mountains of trash, and the discarded needles and piles of human feces that are seemingly everywhere. If this is what things look like when the U.S. economy is still relatively stable, how bad are things going to get when the economy tanks?

Tank it will, if only because liberals are sure to get back into power and inflict policies motivated by Marxism and climate ideology that are explicitly hostile toward the success of the free market economy.

UN official Leilani Farha visited San Francisco last year. She compared the conditions there to Third World hellholes like Mumbai. The difference is, San Francisco is the epicenter of the tech industry and therefore one of the wealthiest cities in the world. The condition of its streets is purely a function of liberal local politicians who incentivize homeless and tolerate illegal aliens and recreational drugs. Add in a severe economic slowdown and it will make Mumbai look like paradise.

As for Los Angeles,

If someone predicted half a century ago that a Los Angeles police station or indeed L.A. City Hall would be in danger of periodic, flea-borne infectious typhus outbreaks, he would have been considered unhinged. … Yet typhus, along with outbreaks of infectious hepatitis A, are in the news on California streets. … Hygienists warn that permissive municipal governments are setting the stage — through spiking populations of history’s banes of fleas, lice, and rats — for possible dark-age outbreaks of plague or worse.

If moonbattery can do this to California, it can do it to the rest of the country.

On a tip from Eddie_Valiant.

Jun 05 2019

Debating the Issues on a Los Angeles Street Corner

The relentless, race-tinged campaign by the media to stoke hatred against anyone supportive of the President is having its effects. Watch what happens when Trump supporters try to hold a peaceful rally in Los Angeles (sorry about the language):

Note how heroically the oversized SJW zeroes in on the smallest guy he can find to lord it over, before spitting in a woman’s face.

Imagine trying to hold an intelligent discussion with this maniac. He illustrates why historically low levels of black unemployment during the Trump Administration don’t make any difference. All that matters is that Trump and his supporters are racist and bad; everyone knows it is true, because the media says so over and over and over again.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Kate P. Hat tip: Independent Sentinel.

May 22 2019

Los Angeles Garbage Heaps Breed Typhus

No story could be more emblematic of Los Angeles, a city inundated with moonbats, illegal aliens, bums, and degenerates. The garbage situation and therefore the rat situation are getting out of control:

Laying out a welcome mat for derelicts from every corner of the world turns out not to be such a bright idea. Already diseased vermin have infiltrated City Hall, and I’m not referring to liberal bureaucrats.

Typhus is no laughing matter. People die of it.

As noted earlier,

The word “typhus” comes from the Greek word for “hazy,” “describing the state of mind of those infected.” If hazy minds had not already been a problem at City Hall, the epidemic might have been avoided.

On tips from Kate P and 1-Bodhisattva.

Mar 01 2019

Whooping Cough Hits the Rich in Los Angeles

Liberal elitists inflict their agenda on regular Americans as if the consequences could never affect themselves. However, even as the rising tide of liberty lifts all boats, drilling holes in the bottom of a boat will eventually get everyone on board wet, even those in the captain’s quarters.

California’s elite don’t see a problem with flooding the state with unvetted illegal aliens from the Third World. Cheap landscaping and maid service, lots of Democrat votes, what’s not to like? Only the little people have to deal with the Third World conditions massive numbers of Third Worlders inevitably bring with them.

These conditions include diseases that we thought we had left behind us but that are now making a comeback in welfare-colonized California. The diseases did not get the memo regarding limiting the downside of illegal immigration to the little people.

Earlier, we learned that a typhus epidemic has infiltrated Los Angeles City Hall, probably spread by the rats that can be found in large numbers wherever Third World conditions prevail.

Now the elites of Los Angeles County have been hit with whooping cough:

Health officials say they are monitoring three large clusters of highly contagious whooping cough among 11- to 18-year-olds. …

Harvard-Westlake, which has campuses in Studio City and Beverly Crest, was hit particularly hard, with 30 students coming down with whooping cough since November, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Tuition at Harvard-Westlake is about $40,000 per year. This is on top of what their parents pay for public schools through outrageously high taxation — and the kids aren’t even in college yet. All of the infected students had been vaccinated.

Whooping cough is highly contagious and can be fatal for infants.

You can’t help but suspect that the whooping cough is another facet of cross-border multicultural enrichment, along with Chagas disease, dengue fever, malaria, leprosy, drug-resistant tuberculosis, hepatitis A–E, mumps, AIDS, chickenpox, scabies, flesh-eating bacteria, measles, chikungunya, and more measles. This is why, back when the people in charge wished our country well, immigrants were checked for disease before being allowed in.

Meanwhile, California’s ruling democrats want to ban paper receipts lest the BPA coating them make someone sick — even though it won’t. Because they are so concerned about public health.

If enough bureaucrats and rich people’s kids come down with awful diseases, the concern for public health may become more genuine. By then it will likely be too late to avoid major outbreaks.

On a tip from Kate P.

Feb 08 2019

Diseased Vermin Run Wild at Los Angeles City Hall

Previously we learned that the typhus epidemic in Los Angeles had sickened at least one bureaucrat, Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood. Looks like she won’t be the last:

On Thursday, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez provided to KTLA video showing rats running through City Hall offices. Spooked staffers could be heard shrieking in the background.

With typhus, as with plague, rats spread the fleas that spread the disease.

Council President Herb Wesson has filed a motion:

Wesson’s motion asks for a report on the scope of vermin and pest control issues at City Hall, and instructs city staff to report back with a cost estimate for removing all carpets in the building…

Speaking of vermin and pests, the scope of the moonbat issue at City Hall is vast, or Los Angeles would not be suffering from terrible diseases from out of the history books. Sanctuary city and homelessness-promoting policies are likely to blame, in addition to the incompetence regarding trash disposal that can be expected when a city focuses on providing a welfare safety net hammock rather than appropriate services.

On tips from Chuck A and Kate P.

Feb 04 2019

Typhus Epidemic Hits Los Angeles

Where you have leftists making policy, you have illegal aliens from backward countries and large encampments of derelicts living as if America were a backward country too. Where you have those, you have exotic diseases that we used to think we had left behind us — like typhus. Such diseases inevitably spread to the population of regular Americans. Sometimes the diseases even spread to bureaucrats. From Los Angeles:

Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood, a veteran prosecutor, tells NBC4 she was diagnosed with typhus in November, after experiencing high fevers and excruciating headaches.

“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told the I-Team. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

Ironically, Democrats denounce a border wall as a “medieval” solution to the ongoing Third World invasion that may be responsible for importing medieval diseases.

Typhus can be spread by fleas living on rats, which flourish in environments created by moonbats. Last year, Los Angeles County set a new record with 124 cases.

[Greenwood] believes the city should fumigate City Hall and City Hall East to protect the thousands of workers and visitors who could be at risk from getting typhus.

Considering that bureaucrats are the most likely culprits of the typhus epidemic, thanks to sanctuary city policy and a pricey taxpayer-financed welcome mat for derelicts, it would be more fair to fumigate private businesses, and let bureaucrats sleep in the flea-crawling bed they made.

The word “typhus” comes from the Greek word for “hazy,” “describing the state of mind of those infected.” If hazy minds had not already been a problem at City Hall, the epidemic might have been avoided.

On a tip from Jester.

Jan 15 2019

Greedy Teachers’ Union Could Bankrupt Los Angeles Schools

The further left the greedier, until you reach communism, whose proponents are so pathologically covetous of other people’s property that they will use violence to seize all of it. Just short of communism is the mentality prevailing at a typical teachers’ union, the avarice of which threatens to financially ruin whole states like Illinois. Yesterday teachers were on the march in Los Angeles:

Educators and parents wearing ponchos and rain boots and carrying umbrellas gathered downtown to march from City Hall to district headquarters in the pouring rain, pressing for higher pay and smaller class sizes that the district says could bankrupt the school system with 640,000 students.

Austin Beutner, Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, stands accused by United Teachers Los Angeles of the ultimate sin against Big Government moonbattery: promoting privatization. Beutner took to the Wall Street Journal to observe that someone has a math problem:

During a three-year period that began last summer, Los Angeles Unified will spend about $24 billion educating students. The district’s revenue during that time will be closer to $22 billion, forcing us to spend all our reserves.

The teachers union’s demands would cost an additional $3 billion during that same three-year span.

Obviously, the money would run out. This would likely result in bankruptcy and a state takeover. Experience indicates this could result in turn in layoffs and a wage freeze — the exact opposite of what the teachers are demanding.

Regarding their demands, this reflects the job performance for which they insist on being extravagantly rewarded:

Nearly 70% of the students in Los Angeles Unified are not proficient in math. About 60% are not proficient in English.

The teachers were offered a generous 6% raise. They turned it down, demanding ever more.

Elsewhere in today’s WSJ, we learn how cushy LA teachers have it already:

Los Angeles teachers earn on average about $75,000 per year … though compensation including health and retirement benefits exceeds $110,000.

Only in pro sports are people so grotesquely overpaid who don’t even have to work the whole year.

Teachers can retire as early as age 55 and don’t have to pay a dime for health insurance until they qualify for Medicare and then receive subsidized supplemental coverage.

More money looted from taxpayers would likely mean not better education, but rather more extravagantly generous pensions.

Recall that in 2012 public unions and Democrats championed a tax referendum to soak the wealthy—putatively to raise money for schools. Voters in 2016 extended the tax hike through 2030. Well, state K-12 spending has increased 70% since 2012, yet pensions have swallowed the tax windfall.

Meanwhile, the unions do everything in their power to crush the charter schools that provide kids with dramatically better education. Insatiably greedy teachers’ unions are the worst enemies that education ever had.

On tips from Varla and 1-Bodhisattva.

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