The Left coast is even leftier

The provost marshal of the Policy Werkes made a surprise visit to our branch campus here on America’s Left Coast. The nutty ideas germinating here are bound to make its way to the Berkeley of the Midwest. Blaska filed this report:

San Francisco is considering an outright ban on vaping. Odd, that market-leader JUUL is based here. Odd that cigarettes could still be purchased while its safer alternative could not. Yes, vaping introduces addictive nicotine but none of the tars and other carcinogens that makes tobacco a health threat.

Two Bay Area legislators are doing their best to advance socialism. They would throw an extra tax on the largest corporations depending on how much they pay their chief execs vis-a-vis their workers — a tax rate up to 14.84% on companies paying their CEOs more than 300 times their workers. On average, the CEO of the top U.S. companies make nearly $14 million a year — 361 times more than the typical worker. The teachers union signed on as supporters. 

More than 1,500 doctors and hospital staff at the University of California-San Francisco have signed petitions to end the partnership with the Catholic Church. Abortions, sterilization, and transgender surgery, don’t you know.

Big fuss over a massive mural at San Francisco’s George Washington High School. “The Life of Washington” painted in 1936 under WPA auspices depicts (among many other scenes) Washington stepping over the body of a native American and slaves lugging bales of cotton. A school board committee recommends painting the whole thing over. It is the work of Victor Arnautoff, is considering a major artist and disciple of Diego Rivera. And a political leftist. His work can also be seen at Coit Tower, 

The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

Authorities at San Francisco International Airport are struggling to deal with rising numbers of homeless people arriving at the International Terminal, many of them seeking shelter in the middle of the night after riding BART trains south from the city.

It’s the latest expression of the region’s increasingly visible homelessness crisis … which this week declared a state of emergency over surging crime, rampant fare evasion and “quality of life” issues.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors last week unanimously rejected a 63-unit apartment complex, including 15 below-market-rate units, because it would cast an evening shadow on a two-acre park. A shadow lasting an hour and a half. On the longest day of the year. Over 18% of the park’s surface.

The board also unanimously passed Mayor London Breed’s proposal to start spending money raised by Proposition C, the November ballot measure to tax big businesses to fund homelessness programs. 

Coincidence? Blaska reports, you decide.


Says not to use on sidewalks. Yeah, right

One sees the occasional Tesla in Madison but here in the City by the Bay the vehicle is bidding to overtake the Beemer. And you can rent electric scooters and mopeds curbside here, via a smartphone app, of course.

The city is indignant that President Trump wants to dump illegal immigrants on this sanctuary city. Speaking of sanctuaries, Julian Assange loses his sanctuary at the Ecuadoran embassy in London because he wouldn’t clean up the bathroom or mind his kitty cat.

Like the evil “Chucky” marionette says in those humorous Spectrum commercials, “House meeting!”

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22 Responses to The Left coast is even leftier

  1. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    A few years ago, a friend and I were sitting in Union Square in SF sipping our overpriced coffees and people-watching ( a fine spot to observed every stripe of the self-absorbed liberal elites that now almost exclusively populate that once-diverse city). We also had to periodically fend off the bums, winos, nut-cases and assorted human refuse that form the rest of the population (and an officially “protected” class).. At one point I found myself gazing at the imposing column in the center of the Square, Officially named the Dewey Monument and dedicated by Theodore Roosevelt in 1903, it commemorates Commodore George Dewey’s successful assault of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay in 1898. I turned to my friend and said, “I wonder how long it will be before a bunch of outraged Filipino-Americans demand the removal of that?” (Because as we all know, the Spanish-American War was a racist, colonialist exercise in toxic male violence.) As it turns out, a bunch of indignant Filipino-Americans did express their objection to the monument but settled for an addition to the inscription on a plaque at the base of the column that tells of the “Philippine-American War” that followed the Spanish-American War in which (supposedly) 20,000 Filipinos the hands of American imperialists. Of course it’s only a matter of time before this moderate compromise is denounced by fanatics who refuse to settle for anything but the monument’s removal; after all, their version of history is one in which one side (theirs) is totally right and the other is evil–and must be eradicated root and branch.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      @Gary L. Kriewald;

      I was out there 35 years ago as we speak after winning a sales contest; stayed at The Fairmont AND had Tony Bennett serenade our group at the awards ceremony.

      My memory, other than getting $#!t upon by some sea gulls I surprised while running through Ghirardelli Square, was how clean it looked.

      No more! Mayor London Breed: “I will say there is more FECES on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen.”

      How she sees it through all the homeless, the pith, and the needles is beyond me.

      Anywho, doesn’t matter. Another Proglibocrat success story; Book It!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        So you won a trip for beating a lot of old ladies out of their savings. Typical.


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          @richard lesiak;

          Below-minimum-wage donut makers have no options beyond relying on the leave of others, being a ward of the state, and living in a 200 sf Section 8 apartment.

          The Gotch


  2. George's Son says:

    Outta the fryin’ pan -into the fire…. “Danger, Will Rogers, danger……”


  3. WashCoRepub says:

    Caught this outstanding new documentary on Seattle’s ‘homeless’ problem produced by one of their local TV stations. Highly recommended, it’s eye-opening.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      Yoikes!! The KILL SHOT/Click/WOKE moment is at 13:26 when a LEO is quoted:

      “People come here because they call it Free-attle and they believe if they come here they will get free food, free medical treatment, free mental health treatment, a free tent, free clothes and will be free of prosecution for just about everything; and they’re right.”

      Gosh, you mean the Lefty mantra of more More MORE high quality/quantity free $#!t has unintended consequences? And have they tried the surefire solution for, you know, like, everything; Community Policing?

      Jenny Durken, mayor of Seattle (a shamelessly unapologetic Sanctuary City) utters a cluelessly proud, manifestly imbecilic slobbering: Our City “Isn’t Afraid Of Immigrants.”

      Keep a light in the window, Jen, they’re comin’ your way!

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        “Free stuff”!!!! Like trump’s tax cuts to the rich. Like 18 billion to shore up farmers because “trade wars are easy to win.” Like free security clearances. So many indictments; so little time.


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          Proof Positive that: The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.


          The Gotch


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      I’m astounded that a local tv station in Seattle dared to make this. It shows what anyone with an ounce of sense would predict to happen as a result of rewarding bad behavior by hordes of alcoholics, drug addicts, psychos, petty–and not so petty–criminals, and assorted misfits. Try imagining one of Madison’s news outlets running a story that called into question any policy implemented by the ruling liberal elites. How can anyplace run by them be anything but perfect? I wonder how much hate mail that Seattle station received from outraged liberals indignant at having their fraud and hypocrisy exposed.

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    • Scott Freeman says:

      This is your crystal ball Madison. A guaranteed look into your future.


  4. Sheppy says:

    The excellent video of the situation in Seattle is a preview of the path that Madison is now on. this is what fewer police officers in leu of “increased mental health services”, restorative justice programs and other free stuff will get you.


    • Gary L. Kriewald says:

      To complete the picture, the feds should dump–yes, “dump” as in trash–a family of illegal immigrants on the doorstep of every sanctimonious liberal in Madison with one of those ubiquitous yard signs welcoming everyone from anywhere. And dump the rest of them on the steps of City Hall.


  5. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    On the subject of LaLaLoopyLoonyLeftyLand and its cognitively barren pols:

    SanFranNan: ”A ‘glass of water’ with a ”D”(uh) next to it ‘would win’ in OCRAZYo-Cortez’s district.”

    Poor Lefty, Sad Lefty, eminently (and highfreakin’lariously) Butt Hurt Lefty!

    Righty should just sit back and Lefty them alone while they lead their monumentally imbecilic base by devouring their own; survivors…um..managed by self-imposed circular firing squad.

    What’s that I SMELL?


    The Gotch


  6. madisonexpat says:

    Madison demonstrates why Americans are self segregating and why. Middle class families with kids see high taxes for increasingly bad schools and Hello Verona/Oregon/Sun Prairie.


  7. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    In an undeniably appropriate scenario, Lefty dominated/excreta inundated San Fran$#!Tsco has become one giant, perpetual, never-ending SKID MARK!

    The Gotch


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