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Apr 01 2019

Drugs and San Francisco

In the 1960s, the hippies came to San Francisco with their drugs. The drugs are still there. The liberals in charge have dealt with the problem by facilitating drug use out of the goodness of their hearts. Let’s see how that approach has worked out:

At the heart of Silicon Valley, San Francisco is one of the wealthiest cities in the country. It demonstrates that homelessness is not primarily an economic problem but a symptom of drug abuse, which in turn is a symptom of degeneracy and irresponsibility at both the personal level and the government level.

On tips from Varla and Pork_Soda.

Jan 12 2019

Dead Raccoon in San Francisco McDonald’s

Something interesting can happen at any time when you live in a city that moonbats have reduced to an open-air insane asylum. In San Francisco, McDonald’s customers were recently presented with a blood-dripping dead raccoon:

On tips from Varla, 1-Bodhisattva, and Becky in Washington. Hat tip: Power Line.

Jan 05 2019

San Francisco, Window on Our Progressive Future

Want to see America’s future? Look to San Francisco, always at the cutting edge of progressivism. This video sums up what will be left when moonbattery finishes rotting away what’s left of civilization:

Tourists staying at the nearby Hilton San Francisco Union Square might have been able to watch this out their window — assuming that rapidly decaying San Francisco still has tourists.

There was a time when it would have been unthinkable that you would see a savage beat someone possibly to death (the victim’s injuries are considered life-threatening) in the middle of town (Ellis Street between Taylor and Jones, near Market Street) in broad daylight and walk away unmolested. Those were the dark ages, when everyone was a bigot, unenlightened by political correctness.

At least Melton Earl Kelly was later arrested for this crime. Not even San Francisco has hit rock bottom quite yet.

On a tip from Seaoh.

Dec 27 2018

Postcards From San Francisco

The promised utopia awaits not in the faraway future but right now in San Francisco, a city so liberal that Nancy Pelosi represents it in Congress. Dysfunctional behavior is not only permitted but encouraged, as required by progressive ideology. The inevitable consequences are so conspicuous, even CNN can’t help notice them:

Outside the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in downtown San Francisco, a woman urinates on the sidewalk and smokes a crack pipe. …

About 50 yards away, a man injects another woman in the neck with a needle. …

This San Francisco neighborhood is home to the headquarters of Uber, Twitter and Salesforce. But stroll around here, and you’re also likely to find used drug paraphernalia, trash, and human excrement on the sidewalks, and people lying in various states of consciousness.

Ruin and decay don’t come cheap. Local government provides subsidies:

Last week, the mayor announced a detailed plan to direct a $181 million cash windfall the city received from the state to homelessness, affordable housing and related problems. The proposal includes nearly $20 million to be spent on beds for patients who have addiction and mental health problems.

Spending money on the homeless unsurprisingly draws the homeless and exacerbates the problems they cause. In Los Angeles, doubling the homeless budget increased homeless crime by nearly 50%.

No crisis is so bad that the progs who caused it can’t make it worse while supposedly fixing it:

San Francisco may also see an influx of cash to help solve the crisis, after a controversial ballot measure passed in November. Known as “Prop C,” the measure is viewed as a “homeless tax” — it aims to raise $300 million a year to spend on homeless services by taxing big businesses.

The city already provides junkies with 4.45 million free needles per year. Now Mayor London Breed wants to offer taxpayer-funded shooting galleries (a.k.a. “safe injection sites”), staffed with healthcare workers. If abortion is healthcare, then so is helping junkies shoot up.

Restauranteur Adam Mesnick lives and works in South of Market (SoMa). If you are among the shrinking number of travelers planning to visit, his Twitter page gives you a preview of the sights to behold:

The page CleanUpWestSOMA offers an alternate travel guide:

Don’t let this happen to your town. Block moonbattery at every opportunity.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Dragon’s Lair.

Oct 03 2018

San Francisco Residents Angrily Watch Their City Degenerate

They who sow the wind, reap the whirlwind. They who sow moonbattery reap worse still, as San Francisco demonstrates:

Residents of San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood packed a community meeting on Monday night to voice their concerns about the concurrent increases of both homelessness and crime in the area.

The situation has escalated beyond having to wade through the human waste that piles up on the sidewalks.

Reports of mentally ill homeless people committing a variety of crimes in San Francisco have increased in recent months. Some of these crimes include the homicide of a store clerk and the random stabbing of two people with scissors just down from the crooked section of Lombard Street.

Consequently, the crowd at the community meeting was standing room only. Looks like not much was accomplished other than venting.

When asked if the meeting gave her any confidence, China Halton said, “No, this is actually making me really angry. Because I hear nothing. And as someone who is in North Beach every day, on a very busy corner, I see no one. I see no authority managing any of it.”

Instead, authorities have been rolling out the red carpet for bums and junkies, shoveling hundreds of $millions of other people’s money at the homeless and passing out free needles. Mayor London Breed has been pushing for city-sanctioned shooting galleries.

You see what San Franciscans get for electing moonbats. Let the ruin of their city be a lesson to us all.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

Sep 14 2018

Deshawn Patton Demonstrates Why Your Car Is Not Safe in San Francisco

Auto burglaries in San Francisco are out of control. No one dares leave anything of value in their car. The story of 21-year-old Deshawn Patton illustrates why this might become such a serious problem in a city run by moonbats.

After a year-long crime spree that occurred while he was already on two separate probations for a previous car break-in and for a felony burglary, Patton was indicted on 11 felony and nine misdemeanor charges, which include eight counts of auto burglary and one of hit and run causing injury. Young Deshawn was caught in the act multiple times, but he usually managed to escape, employing tactics such as ramming a police car with officers in it.

No doubt he is a nice boy who plans to go back to school and maybe also become rap star.

So Superior Court Judge Christopher Hite will let him off easy.

Regarding the judge,

Hite is perhaps best known for flushing all 64,713 outstanding warrants issued in quality-of-life cases from January 2011 through October 2015, giving police no authority to detain people who skipped court appearances and rendering the citations meaningless.

The judge is a moonbat. Incidentally, he is also a Person of Politically Preferred Pigmentation, like young Master Patton.

Patton agreed to plead guilty to most of the grand jury charges, and Hite indicated he will put him on probation and release him…

Probation doesn’t seem to work on Deshawn. This time is unlikely to be different. We will probably never know, because only 1.6% of reported car burglaries result in arrest.

The deal isn’t final. Outraged members of the public keep showing up at the hearings, and Hite keeps kicking the hearings back. The next one is scheduled for October 3. Patton will almost certainly walk free.

Patton mainly preys on the rental cars of tourists. No wonder tourists and conventions are learning to stay away from San Francisco.

On a tip from Dave.

Aug 20 2018

San Francisco Menu

At least businesses trying to serve their customers in the dystopia moonbats are making of San Francisco have kept their sense of humor. The Sentinel, a popular sandwich shop in the Financial District, offers some commentary on its menus:

“Napkins, straws, and bags are available upon request,” a message at the bottom of the menu reads. “You can still get needles for free though. Welcome to SF.”

Needles used by dope fiends and financed by taxpayers cover the streets of San Francisco, presenting a conspicuous health hazard.

Eventually, offering straws even on request will get them in trouble. As of next July 1, single-use straws will be illegal in San Francisco. Napkins will be available upon request or at self-service stations — for the time being.

As progressivism continues to progress to its logical conclusion, before long everything conceivable will be either publicly funded or banned.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Jul 27 2018

San Francisco May Ban Employee Cafeterias

There is no problem big or small that the authoritarian moonbats who have reduced San Francisco to a cesspool will not address with their only tool: ham-fisted intrusive coercion. Say the restaurants near tech companies like Twitter, Uber, and Square aren’t getting enough business because employees would rather eat (often for free) in employee cafeterias than venture out into the needle-strewn, sewage-scented hellscape that is the streets of San Francisco. The solution is obvious:

In an attempt to attract employees to local restaurants and businesses, Supervisors Ahsha Safaí and Aaron Peskin are co-sponsoring an ordinance that would ban “employee cafeterias” from new office buildings in the city.

If the bureaurats really wanted to help restaurants stay in business, they would not impose minimum wage, which is killing them. The real purpose is social engineering. Moonbats know better than we do how we should live. Therefore, they must force us to behave optimally, in accordance with their notion of utopia:

“This is also about a cultural shift,” [Ahsha Safaí] said. “We don’t want employees biking or driving into their office, staying there all day long and going home. This is about getting people out of their office, interacting with the community and adding to the vibrancy of the community.”

Presenting the vibrancy of the San Francisco community:

The cafeterias exist as a perk to attract employees. Before long, tech companies will have to locate somewhere else if they want to compete in that regard. Even notoriously moonbattery-prone techies could get force-fed to the teeth quickly if compelled to interact with the community dominating San Francisco’s streets.

On a tip from Eddie_Valiant.

Jul 24 2018

Today’s San Francisco Summed Up in a Picture

A picture taken on a San Francisco Municipal Railway platform sums up what moonbattery has made of the city:

Working in public relations, veteran consultant David Perry had to think long and hard about posting a picture on the internet of a man passed out cold in broad daylight — with drug paraphernalia at his side — on the Muni platform at Second and King streets in front of the Giants’ AT&T Park. …

“It breaks my heart, and it took me 30 minutes before I decided to post it,” Perry said.

Drawing attention to the social decay that liberal policies have allowed to get completely out of control does not make San Francisco look good. But in the long run, ignoring it as it continues to fester and escalate will make the city look even worse.

On a tip from Pork_Soda.

Jul 23 2018

San Francisco Is a Sh*thole

What do you get when liberal authorities subsidize a culture of degeneracy and debasement? When they incentivize crapping on the streets and injecting heroin? San Francisco. Paul Joseph Watson takes us on a tour of America’s largest unsupervised outdoor mental hospital (language alert):

To summarize, this beautiful city has been reduced to cesspool because:

• Laws against public drug use and public defecation are not enforced.
• Government incentivizes the homeless junky lifestyle.
• There is no expectation that the underclass should take some responsibility for its behavior.

Don’t let this happen to the rest of the country.

On tips from Lyle and StephaneDumas.

Jul 17 2018

London Breed Reveals Plan to Clean Up San Francisco

Even Mayor London Breed has noticed that the streets of San Francisco have been reduced to a cesspool by runaway moonbattery. She wants the junkies and bums who have overrun the place to clean up after themselves. Maybe the homeless advocacy groups the city shovels money at to make the place so attractive to derelicts will help. Ms. Breed gives it a try:

“I work hard to make sure your programs are funded for the purposes of trying to get these individuals help, and what I am asking you to do is work with your clients and ask them to at least have respect for the community — at least, clean up after themselves and show respect to one another and people in the neighborhood,” Breed told the Investigative Unit, referencing her conversations with nonprofit groups aimed at serving the homeless.

Addicts and lunatics are sure to stop defecating on the sidewalks and flinging their used needles right and left once they are told that this behavior does not demonstrate respect for the community. If not, London will back up her polite request with enforcement… or maybe not:

When pressed about whether her plan calls for harsher penalties against those who litter or defecate on city streets, Breed said “I didn’t express anything about a penalty.” Instead, the mayor said she has encouraged nonprofits “to talk to their clients, who, unfortunately, were mostly responsible for the conditions of our streets.”

While the homeless persons are getting their talking-to, maybe they could also be told to lay off the heroine and get jobs.

Soon after her inauguration, Breed took a stroll to see just how bad the city has become. The video below shows someone prepping a needle as she walks by:

The city has been spending hundreds of $millions per year on homeless people, yet — mystifying to moonbats — the homeless population is not going down.

On a tip from Steve T.

Jul 05 2018

Degeneracy Starts Costing San Francisco Conventions

There is a price to be paid for letting moonbattery reduce your city to a cesspool — especially if that city is as reliant as San Francisco on tourists. A major medical association is pulling out its conventions:

“It’s the first time that we have had an out-and-out cancellation over the issue, and this is a group that has been coming here every three or four years since the 1980s,” said Joe D’Alessandro, president and CEO of S.F. Travel, the city’s convention bureau.

The first time will not be the last time, if current trends in Pelositown continue.

They aren’t saying which association it is, but the initials are likely AMA. Chicago is mentioned as the headquarters, a major clue.

The group’s annual five-day trade show draws 15,000 attendees and pumps about $40 million into the local economy. … [P]ostconvention surveys showed their members were afraid to walk amid the open drug use, threatening behavior and mental illness that are common on the streets.

Here’s why this is so ominous:

Tourism is San Francisco’s biggest industry, bringing in $9 billion a year, employing 80,000 people and generating more than $725 million in local taxes — conventions represent about $1.7 billion of the business.

You might get away with leaving moonbats in charge for a while, but never indefinitely.

On tips from 1-Bodhisattva and Chuck A.

Jun 19 2018

San Francisco Terrifies Tourists

Take a wealthy and physically beautiful city, add plenty of moonbattery, and what do you get? San Francisco. Tourists don’t know what to make of it:

“Is this normal or am I in a ‘bad part of town?’ Just walked past numerous homeless off their faces, screaming and running all over the sidewalk near Twitter HQ and then a murder scene. Wife is scared to leave hotel now,” wrote an Australian Reddit user Wednesday. …

On Sunday, another tourist from Canada asked the San Francisco Reddit community, “Why is this city so terrifying?”

“I’d been there for probably less than a day, just wandering around the center, and already seen more than enough poverty and suffering to cause me wanting to leave desperately,” wrote another visitor from London in 2017.

You don’t have to come from abroad to notice that San Francisco is a sewer.

“The streets are filthy. There’s trash everywhere. It’s disgusting,” Joe D’Alessandro, president of S.F. Travel told the Chronicle’s Heather Knight in April. “I’ve never seen any other city like this — the homelessness, dirty streets, drug use on the streets, smash-and-grabs.”

If only Harry Callahan were around to clean it up. But the dinosaurs (as he was called by a moonbat in The Enforcer) have been weeded out long ago. There is nothing left now but touchy-feely liberalism and its inevitable consequences.

This is the city that provides Democrats with their leader in the House of Representatives.

On tips from Dragon’s Lair, Steve T, and Steve A.

Mar 22 2018

San Francisco Bans Fur

No moonbat dream is too tyrannical to come true in San Francisco. In a unanimous vote, the ruling junta known as the Board of Supervisors just banned the sale of fur:

The ban takes effect Jan. 1 and applies to apparel and accessories featuring real fur, including coats, key chains and gloves.

A lucky rabbit’s foot won’t be so lucky if authorities catch you selling it in San Francisco, a city that imposes the flaky notion of animal rights so repressively that it is against the law to sell cats and dogs unless they are “rescue” animals.

The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce estimates that fur sales contribute $40 million per year to the local economy. Authoritarian virtue signaling doesn’t come cheap.

The same screwball totalitarians who elected this Board of Supervisors sent Nancy Pelosi to the House of Representatives, where she has been the top Democrat (either Speaker or Minority Leader) for more than a decade. If you want to live in a rigid moonbat dystopia, there is no need to move to San Francisco; just vote Democrat and wait a few years.

On a tip from Dragon’s Lair.

Mar 01 2018

A Sample of Pro-Illegal Propaganda from San Francisco Local News

See if you can make it far enough into this tearjerker tale of evil ICE agents making a 14-year-old girl cry by dragging off her father to get to the part where they parenthetically acknowledge his violent criminal history, which includes assault with a deadly weapon, felony force, burglary, and hit and run:

Never mentioned is the fact that the fugitive Armando Nuñez-Salgado has already been deported four times. His daughter won’t have to wait long before he turns up in this country once again, like a bad penny.

On a tip from roccolore.

Feb 12 2018

Moonbattery Becomes Unbearable, Sparking Exodus from San Francisco Area

You can tell moonbats are in control when people stop moving in and start moving out. Despite all the riches generated by Silicon Valley,

for the first time in a long time, more people are leaving the Bay Area than are coming in.

The reasons given include unaffordable housing, crime, and politics. These boil down to one reason: politics. Liberal rule has made this sanctuary state a worldwide magnet for lowlife, and has prevented developers from meeting housing demands.

Operators of a San Jose U-Haul business say one of their biggest problems is getting its rental moving vans back because so many are on a one-way ticket out of town.

Escaping Californians are welcome, but rest of the country has to ask that they leave the moonbat politics that made their state unlivable behind.

On tips from Bodhisattva and Mr. Freemarket.

Jan 17 2018

Interactive Map of San Francisco’s Human Wasteland

Largely by attracting and encouraging bums from around the world, ultra-liberal policies have literally reduced San Francisco to a sewer. Getting around in the town without wading through human waste is not easy. But no worries, there’s an app for that — or rather, an interactive map called Human Wasteland:

The map charts all of the locations for human excrement “incidents” reported to the San Francisco police during a given month. The interactive map shows precise locations of the incidents by marking them with poop emojis.

San Franciscans who can’t pry their noses loose from their phones even as they walk down the street will find this indispensable if they want to keep their shoes clean.

On tips from Byron and Zack VC.

Dec 15 2017

Robot Tries and Fails to Keep Building Clear of Homeless in San Francisco

Never send R2-D2 on a job that calls for the Terminator:

A robot patrolling a street in San Francisco to ward off homeless people has been removed after complaints from locals, who also knocked it over and smeared it with feces.

These days feces go with San Francisco the way cars used to go with Detroit.

The Knightscope K5 security robot was deployed by the San Francisco branch of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) to deter homeless people from sleeping and loitering near its building.

Even this feeble attempt to clean up the streets of San Francisco is strongly discouraged by the bureauweenies in charge:

[The SPCA] was forced to take away the 400-pound machine as it was operating in the public realm without a permit, and threatened with a $1,000-a-day (£745) fine.

The same bureauweenies do nothing to prevent the bums who have been washing up there since the hippie days from turning the otherwise beautiful city into an open sewer and menacing employees as they try to come and go at work.

The robot’s nickname is K9. Presumably the SPCA has real canines at its disposal. Maybe a few Doberman Pinschers could be trained to keep the entrance clear of derelicts.

On a tip from Steve T.

Oct 31 2017

Hate Hoaxer on San Francisco Subway

The San Francisco area is probably the last place you would look for white supremacists. Easier to find would be graffiti presumably meant to look like it was left by white supremacists:

BART [Bay Area Rapid Transit] police are looking for a man who drew offensive images on the floor at the San Francisco Embarcadero BART Station earlier this week, police said.

Police say he drew several swastikas and racial slurs on BART property.

A description is included, so that citizens can help police find him:

The suspect is seen wearing a Star Wars hoodie.

Fortunately, a picture is also included, on the off chance that the suspect has other clothes besides the hoodie. The picture won’t surprise anyone familiar with the Hate Hoax List.

On a tip from Steve A. Hat tip: Cristy Li.

Aug 25 2017

San Francisco Leftists Plan to Combat Free Speech With Feces

One drawback to holding a free speech rally in San Francisco is that natives are not exactly known for avoiding the unclean:

Hundreds of San Franciscans plan to prepare Crissy Field, the picturesque beach in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge where rightwing protest group Patriot Prayer will gather, with a generous carpeting of excrement.

Mostly it will be dog crap.

“I just had this image of alt-right people stomping around in the poop,” Tuffy Tuffington said of the epiphany he had while walking Bob and Chuck, his two Patterdale terriers…

Tuffington, a 45-year-old artist and designer, created a Facebook event page based on the concept, and the dog owners of San Francisco responded in droves. Many have declared their intention to stockpile their sh**piles for days in advance, then deliver them in bags for the site.

Elected officials lobbied unsuccessfully to get the National Park Service to deny Patriot Prayer a permit for the free speech rally. As with the war on history, what cannot yet be done legally through the bureaucracy is accomplished at the street level by the most unsavory people imaginable.

BTW, not even the Southern Poverty Law Center lists Patriot Prayer as a hate group, even if local Congresscritter Nancy Pelosi demagogues by calling it “white supremacist.” Founder Joey Gibson has explicitly denounced white supremacists and neo-Nazis in the harshest terms, and plans to exclude extremists from the event. He is an admirer of MLK. The stated purpose of his group is to use “the power of love and prayer to fight the corruption both in the government and citizen levels that seek to gain power through division and deception.” Four groups of leftist counterprotesters have been given permits to confront this single right-of-center group.

Yet Democrats and the media are making the event out to be Kristallnacht. When “antifascists” start fights, you know who will be blamed.

On a tip from J.

Feb 07 2017

In San Francisco Area, Conservatives Have to Live in the Shadows

The San Francisco Gay Area is not a good place to be anything right of left-wing:

Robert Ward is coming out conservative, but in a place he says is risky for those who share his beliefs.

“If you witness what happened in Berkeley, actually they are so violent on top of it. I mean being a conservative in the Bay Area is like being a heretic,” says Ward. “You lead a double life. You can never tell your friends and co-workers.”

Robert says several Bay Area conservatives have secret meet ups like the one KPIX 5 was invited to visit in the East Bay.

Organizers asked not to disclose their location or the faces of anyone who attended, but insist this is the way it has to be in a liberal state.

Yet liberals preach that we should be more tolerant and diverse.

On tips from Gary, Bodhisattva, and Torcer.

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