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Jul 04 2019

San Francisco to Destroy George Washington Mural

Looks like George Washington will be following fellow Founding Father Thomas Jefferson into the memory hole. From AP:

San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people.

Anything depicting a Caucasian is likely to be seen as “racist and degrading” to strategically aggrieved racial groups these days. Even to remind people of the Enlightenment period that produced George Washington is offensive. That is the reason Nike gave for opposing the Betsy Ross Flag.

The “Life of Washington” was painted by Victor Arnautoff, one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression.

In those days, San Francisco was part of America. Even so, Arnautoff was a Russian-born communist, who apparently intended the fresco as a critique of Washington. At the time, it was considered radical. Now, it isn’t radical enough.

The San Francisco School Board’s decision to paint over the 83-year-old mural is prompting some to worry that other artwork from the so-called New Deal era could face a similar fate because of changing sensitivities.

This won’t stop at the New Deal era. The War on History demands that everything produced before yesterday be demonized and/or erased. Only a people with no heritage is malleable enough to be forged into suitable inhabitants for utopia.

The name of the school is George Washington High School. No doubt that will be changed to something more suitable, like Huey Newton High.

On a tip from 1-Bodhisattva.

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.

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.

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