A Walter Russell Mead Blog post Via Meadia in The American Interest takes New York to task for Blue-model social policies that exact a high price to live in that hell-hole, but it might as well be written about San Francisco and the Bay Area.
The low and middle classes are being priced out of a life in New York City. Even as many residents spend fifty percent or more of their earnings on housing, the majority of the city’s “affordable homes” are still out of reach. House prices and rent have risen by more than forty percent since 2001, and landlords, betting on gentrification, are evicting existing tenants in favor of wealthier ones.
What he neglects to say or discuss is the intentionality of such real-estate leveraging, and how the poor who live adjacent to such vast wealth and who service the needs of the Über-Affluent, are often and mainly/precisely those who live in the shadows: the illegal aliens and their “handlers” – and how the Blue System as set-up effectively allows and essentially requires of them to “Game” the System in order to survive. They avoid the big financial institutions and it’s costs (and taxes) by living out of a cash economy working under the table. They most sensibly use all the available free-resources granted to them by Blue-Model policies and institutions in Education and Healthcare: free School Lunches and (a marginal) Education for their children, Hospital Emergency Rooms as HMO’s. And yet the Blue-Model’s Left adherents keep saying that theirs is the only workable way to achieve “Social Unity” (and other utopian-drivel vision) and that Cities are the wave of the Future… Yet just look at what they find inspirational; the politically corrupt, stinking shambling wrecks they expect people to inhabit like Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. This is not a vision any clear-sighted person would seek-out. These are not The Emerald City of Oz, nor a City on a Hill of out Founders. These are the trainwrecks of Casey-Jones’ Blue-Light Special Social Engineering, festering cesspools of decay and heaping piles of corruption. This is not the garden it is the mulch-pile where good intentions rot away and turn to methane. These are the boils and hives of some kind of disease – like the Picture of Dorian Gray…
Why on earth would our Peeps of the Gub friends at Hell in a Handbasket (see side-bar link) get hacked by a bunch of ignorant illiterate jerkoffs from Bangladesh – if in fact they are such. Why? I just don’t get it, the inability to distinguish mental capacity from intellectual acuity.
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There’s really something wrong with these mental-midgets. It makes me sad to see retarded children play with chainsaws.
It’s like the anti-gun maroons who think you can simply, effectively, just ban something – it’s like banning murder: Chinese teen kills nine in knife attack. Make it more illegaler. Or make hammers illegal. It’s stupider than when the elevator doesn’t go all the way to the top, but goes to the basement instead – where they hide their head in the sand.
UPDATE: Things seem back to normal with James at Hell in a Handbasket.
In a situation worthy of a mash-up between segregationist George Wallace and George Orwell’s 1984 MiniTru we have Atty. General Eric Holder At National Council Of La Raza Convention Promises Aggressive Civil Rights Protection. Special exemptions for those who seek a Superior “Equality” of their own. And as such;
The U.S. Justice Department will aggressively protect the civil liberties, voting rights and safety of Latinos in the United States, Attorney General Eric Holder promised during a Saturday address at the National Council of La Raza Convention in Las Vegas.
Those of you not belonging to a Specially Protected Group can just move along now, nothing to see here, it’s not for you this whole “Equality” shenanigans-thing.
Meanwhile Holder has refused to turn over documents related to Fast and Furious, a botched and utterly reckless BATFE “investigation”/operation that was cleared at the highest levels and designed to manipulate public opinion, and was an attempt to
track run (or walk) guns purchased in the United States through a couple known informants who had DEA protection, those rifles purposely funneled to violent drug cartels in Mexico without ANY notice to the Mexican Government – unlike an earlier Bush Administration operation had attempted, and been shut-down – for the same, huge risks involved.
One of these guns was later found at the scene of a shootout where an American law enforcement officer died shooting BEAN-BAGS at a heavily-armed Mexican drug-cartel members.
According to HuffPo, “The precise role Justice Department officials of Fast and Furious played in making the gun available remains unclear. Holder is the first sitting cabinet secretary in U.S. history to face a contempt charge.”
We keep being advised that there will be rain, soon, it’s coming – meanwhile it’s muggy enough under the high-70′s hot overcast to wear shorts, but not flip-flops too, and Hawaiian shirts (I don’t have any other kind except t-shirts) are good-to-go.
And my mind is still buzzing about the Defensive Pistol class: like if a bunch of stupid #OWS asshole-anarchists in black hoods showed up in The Neighborhood with Molotov cocktails, which one do you shoot first? Do you do the Col. Cooper thing and pepper them in the legs with .22LR rounds to make it hurt badly enough to disperse? Or do you do the Stand By Me thing, Ace: What are you gonna do? Shoot us all? Gordie: No, Ace. Just you…
I would hope that my hipster neighbors who are hipster-parents would act-up in prevention, after all maybe they can grok the fact that their little kid cannot actually be a hipster (there’s an age related component to hipsterism) if he or she dies in a house fire – they have to grow-up to become hipsters like Mom & Popster. It’s not like some singing Hipster Unitarian Gay Bishop with a guitar over her shoulder can do the Catholic-style water-sprinkling baptism of Hipsterousity, wherein the tykes are blessed with a Fixie bike, a goatee, and immediate soulful Irony. But I’m not sure about my neighbors, and the President is obviously hoping for a hot summer to grease his reelection plans, one way or another.
Well enough of Godwins-Law on my own blog, it’s just that these creeps still get so much traction even decades later, and the well of Progressive-ism is still poisoned… Talk about
one a bunch of bad-apples spoiling the whole Yoga-barrel. Avoid perfection and Utopian thinking – renounce it entirely, because it really is the Road to Hell. Beware the un-obtainable, ‘perfect spiritual insight and tranquility,’ because there’s almost no better example and truth-in-advertising of the Zen saying, “If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him!” – especially if this nondescript little bespectacled guy is your Yoga-teacher. Kill him before he kills you and hundreds-of-thousands of others.
A German historian has come out with a book about how Heinrich Himmmler and the SS in Nazi Germany recommended Yoga to its members, including death camp guards, believing that the practice of would enrich their ‘mind, bodies and spirits’ – and also convinced it was a way to ‘internally arm’ people and prepare them for battles…
Apparently Yoga was big in Weimar Germany especially among the progressives and “forward thinking” types, and if you wanted to be an Übermensch this was one ticket to that elite social-status. It also resonateed nicely with the famous moustachioed guy who was a vegetarian and animal-rights advocate.
Perfection is rubbish, a fig-leaf and a dullard’s fantasy – be a Human, dammit. Humans are awesome and amazing – and if you STILL need to have sex with a Neanderthal there’s always Liberal Chicks at the #OWS camp…
As some people have noticed, even the self-absorbed LA Times, some members of our California Stupidlslature think they should get themselves a hidden shoulder thing that goes up – for themselves but not for the rest of us. Au contraire.
As Danger Mouse pointed-out,
“City of Bell, Vernon, Cudahy and Maywood – bastions of political ethics and integrity. Who is their Assemblyman? Why, it’s John Perez, Speaker of the House!!!! Way to fly low and under the radar. Question to Mr.Perez: Has he had any contact or dealing any city official mentioned in his capacity? Would he mind opening his professional, campaign and personal finances up to public scrutiny.”
Perhaps the criminals in the Capitol don’t want the population to be able to defend themselves against their criminal enterprise?
These are the same people who can’t pass a budget, the same people who are in bed with and accept campaign funds from the same Unions, Industries and Developers they are supposed to “regulate.” These are the crooks and liars and scum of the Stupidslature.
They have already proven their financial incompetence and their political incompetence – should they demonstrate further incompetence in gun-handling? They already enjoy a level of on-call Police Protection that none of us get to have, and in the case of Citizens the Cops are indemnified against their own inaction but can be called-down when they mess-up a Politician’s security?
If these jerks are unable to trust the People with shall-issue concealed carry, why on earth should we trust them with a weapon – or even any financial instrument?
At first I was enamored by the surface of this protest, to see the reflection of my own handsome face in the mirror-pond, wearing my old Youth Brigade beret and flowing hair – and feel the immense rippling power of my collective awesomeness.
Then the waters actually did ripple and with consciousness I saw my balding Earthworm Jim visage, the thin gray chest hair, and my delusion of grandiosity died.
If there was ever a DoubleTalk-DoubleSpeak award this might get it.
If the googly-eyed pinchy botox-faced Nancy Pelosi, the sad-clown Communist Barbara Lee, and psychotically deranged Lynn Woolsey gave money to it, it must be self-serving.
If scumbucket George Soros is for it, beyond simply being bad it is very likely to be evil.
The Incumbents and Political Master-Class want their power back and the will pay millions in their effort to return control to themselves. They want to eliminate the little people who are on the Commission and return it to the untrustworthy, lying fat-cats of Incumbistan. For the greedy stupid Pasha’s to get their power back they preform Jihad on the electorate and Taqiyya. The lying.
|Working 4 Working Americans
|Democratic State Central Committee of California
|Judy Chu TruPAC
|Charles Calderon for State Assembly Committee
Note: “Working 4 Working Americans” is described by Capitol Weekly as “a Washington, D.C.-based, labor-backed group.”
17 Democratic congressmen either gave money directly to the campaign or whose campaign committees gave money:
Mike Honda, shame on you!
And it’s entirely partisan, no members of the Republican Party have made any move to support this bayotch, while members of the Democratic Party are bankrolling it either personally through their state senate or state assembly campaign committee, or through a ballot measure campaign committee set up with their name on it:
||State Assembly, District 58
||State Assembly, District 49
||State Assembly, District 40
||State Assembly, District 46
||State Senate, District 20
||State Assembly, District 39
||State Assembly, District 14
||State Assembly, District 47
Bastards! No to 27 – this stuff is the ugly sausage-factory of politics.
Enviroshitbags can’t resist their totalitarian impulses to kill people who disagree with them. Like Islamists they depend on terrorizing people to bend them to their small-minded, narrow-focus, death-oriented, zero-sum worldview.
H/T Rick – The creeps at something called 10:10 are mostly funded by some asinine Governmental boobs who steal taxes, but in addition have a couple real sponsors, namely O2, Sony and Kyocera, who ought to find that their commercial interests among living breathing and exhaling people are not furthered by funding murderous Eco-Nazi will-fulfillment propaganda:
Some punkass shithead tagged our garage. No f*ing way, that crap will not stand.
So I got rid of it. Yay to brake-cleaner, even the crappy enviro-friendly kind.
It was 100% likely the Yout’ concert-goers who were filtering down the street from the train-station, walking out to Shoreline for the Rock the Bells (WTF?) tour event. You could tell they were not from around here.
With thanks to “geoffchambers” in comments at Bishop Hill Blog regarding the tyrrany of Greenthinking in the post Milibandias,
(with apologies to WS Gilbert:)
I am the very model of a modern climatologist
I’m partly statistian, partly palaeo-phrenologist
I’ve temperature readings from thermometers coniferous
my data are the same (or not, well, maybe) as Keith Briffa has
I bought them from a bloke who brought them hotfoot from Siberia
and mixed them with some algae from the mud in Lake Superior.
When counting different isotopes I’m really in my element
and sucking up to journalists from Guardian Environment
I know what makes the treerings from Siberia to the Rockies tick
And I can make spaghetti and transform it to a hockeystick.
My data’s got dark matter that would shatter a cosmologist
I am the very model of a modern climatologist.
And what started it: Reader Dreadnought has been moved to poetry:
I met a traveller from a distant shire
Who said: A vast and pointless shaft of steel
Stands on a hill top… Near it, in the mire,
Half sunk, a shattered turbine lies, whose wheels
And riven blades and snarls of coloured wire
Tell that its owners well their mission read
Which did not last nor, nowhere to be seen,
The hand that paid them and the empty head.
And scrawled around the base these lines are clear:
‘My name is Millibandias, greenest Green.
Look on my works, ye doubters, and despair!’
Nothing beside remains. Round this display
Of reckless cost and loss, blotless and fair,
The green and pleasant landscape rolls away.
There’s hope for Blighty yet.