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The Trump/Sessions Kabuki Dance Continues

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Hey, guess what happens when you essentially make it legal to poop on the street? – The answer would seem obvious to anyone living anywhere but some ultra-liberal enclave like San Francisco:  Homeless people are gonna poop on the street, and most likely won’t clean up after themselves.  But San Fran’s city leaders were oblivious to what the consequences would be when they decided to stop enforcing laws against defecation and urination on their city’s streets a few years back, and they are oblivious about how to really deal with the issue today.

So, they are now spending more than $12 million annually on what basically amounts to janitorial services for the city’s growing multitude of homeless encampments that keep springing up all over the city (“What? We can poop on the streets there?  Let’s hop the next freight train to San Francisco!”).  It has now advanced to the point at which a person can make a pretty decent living off the city by signing up to be a part of the “poop patrol,” a sort of rapid response team of sanitation workers whose job it is to quickly respond to the dozens of complaints that come into the municipal poop hotline each and every day.

Here are some fetid details from a recent San Francisco Chronicle article on the odorous topic:

“San Francisco Public Works has a $72.5 million-a-year street cleaning budget — including spending $12 million a year on what essentially have become housekeeping services for homeless encampments.

The costs include $2.8 million for a Hot Spots crew to wash down the camps and remove any biohazards, $2.3 million for street steam cleaners, $3.1 million for the Pit Stop portable toilets, plus the new $830,977-a-year Poop Patrol to actively hunt down and clean up human waste.

(By the way, the poop patrolers earn $71,760 a year, which swells to $184,678 with mandated benefits.)”

One hundred and eighty-four grand for scooping human poop – some would call that nice work if you can get it, and in San Francisco, you can get totally get it.  (I just realized that that’s about what a member of congress makes, which seems completely appropriate.) And feces is far from the only problem the Democrat-run city has built for itself by voluntarily becoming a homeless magnet.  There’s also the issue of cleaning up all the drug needles being left on the streets.  From the same article:

“At the same time, the Department of Public Health has an additional $700,000 set aside for a 10-member, needle cleanup squad, complete with it’s own minivan. The $19-an-hour needle cleanup jobs were approved as part of the latest budget crafted largely by former Mayor Mark Farrell.

The new needle crew is on top of the $364,000 that the health department already was spending on a four-member needle team.”

The “solution” to this issue offered a few years ago by the city’s Democrat leaders?  Hand out free needles.  Since that policy began, guess what has happened?  If you guessed that the number of used needles on the city’s streets has multiplied, you are a winner.

San Francisco’s Democrats appear intent upon turning their city into something one expects to see in a third world country, and they have every right to do that.  The wonder is that the voters in the city witness this insanity each and every day, and keep voting for the same brain-dead leadership when they go to the polls every two years.

All of which leads me back to the conclusion that perhaps the best place for a border wall would be between California and the other 49 states.  This kind of public policy insanity needs to be isolated; otherwise, as we have seen too often before, it will spread like a virus to much of the rest of the nation.

The Trump/Sessions Kabuki dance continues. – As discussed in yesterday’s Evening Campaign Update, President Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions engaged in one of their periodic exchanges of frustrations on Thursday, with the President calling Sessions out for his “stupid” recusal shortly after he took office, and the AG firing off a written statement defending his conduct in office.

Never one to be satisfied with a stalemate, the President fired off another round of haymakers on his Twitter feed this morning:

Now, this is about the tenth time in the last 19 months in which the President has lashed out and publicly berated Sessions in this manner, and yet, Sessions remains in the job, steadfastly refusing to do what anyone would say is the honorable thing and resign.  Given that, two schools of thought have arisen about Sessions and his relationship with Trump:

  1. That Jeff Sessions has no sense of self-respect whatsoever and is just another DC Swamp rat; or
  2. That he and the President periodically engage in this sort of Kabuki dance as a means of building up sympathy for Sessions among the public and the fake news media;

As I made clear yesterday, I continue to lean towards the second option as being the most likely, and that we have seen a pattern in the past of these exchanges coming shortly before some significant action by either the Justice Department or White House related to rooting out corruption at DOJ and the FBI.  We saw similar flare-ups between Trump and Sessions shortly before the firing of Andrew McCabe and the release of the first report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, for instance.  This is the first time I can remember a flare-up between the two moving into a second day.

Maybe that’s all just coincidence and maybe Jeff Sessions, a multi-term U.S. Senator and former state Attorney General who has always exuded self-confidence and pride and never given any indication that he was or wanted to be a part of the DC “establishment”, has suddenly become a meek, corrupt doormat.  That seems unlikely to me, though I know many readers disagree.

Let’s give it a week, and see what happens.

Just another day in time to isolate the California public policy virus America.

That is all.

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Actual Vote: Just 10% of Democrats Support Our Law Enforcement Officials

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Today’s news from California.  Oh, my. – A scheme to infest the U.S. Congress with an additional four nitwit senators from California by splitting the state into three parts was slapped down by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday:

The court said in an en banc decision Wednesday that “significant questions have been raised regarding the proposition’s validity” and that “the potential harm in permitting the measure to remain on the ballot outweighs the potential harm in delaying the proposition to a future election.”

So, the Republic is safe for now, though the insidious proposal will almost certainly come up again in 2 years, and 2 years after that, and 2 years after that…

Meanwhile, just in case some of you agree with former FBI Director and current teenage drama queen James Comey that we can trust the Democrat Party to protect our nation, the Democrats in San Francisco began handing out voter registration cards to illegal immigrants on Monday.  City officials claim that this is just to allow parents who have kids in the public school to vote in school elections, but no one really believes that.  No word yet on whether California Democrats will send activists over to Tehran and start registering the Mullahs, too, but it seems just a matter of time.

Also in San Francisco, in case you missed it late last week, new Mayor London Breed (yes, that’s her name) told the media that her city is full of, well, poop.  I swear I don’t make this stuff up – who could?

“I will say there is more feces on the sidewalks than I’ve ever seen growing up here,” Breed said.  “That is a huge problem and we are not just talking about from dogs — we’re talking about from humans.”

Oh, that.

The Mayor’s solution to the problem?  You can’t make that up, either:  She proposes to “educate” the city’s massive and growing population of homeless people to “clean up after themselves.”

Somehow, I don’t think this is going to end well.

Here’s an idea:  How about we replace that whole “3 state” idea with that “CalExit” ballot measure that would allow Californians to vote to secede, and put it on a fast track?  Our country would be much safer – and far less poopy – if we got that one done.

Your Democrats in Action! Part I – With their whole “A Better Deal” slogan having come up a crapper (sorry, I still have California on my mind) with the voters, House Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new, improved and highly poll-tested tag for their mid-term election campaigns:  “For The People.”

Yeah!  All right!  Man, is that inspiring, or what?

Wait, though.  For ‘which’ people?  For the illegal immigrants in San Francisco?  Those people?  For the MS-13 gang members, in who San Fran Nan Pelosi sees “the spark of divinity”?  Those people?  For the felons whose voting rights Democrats are working to restore all over the country, because they know most of them will vote Democrat?  Those people?  Which people?

I can’t help wondering if any member of the House Democrat Caucus thought through the implications of the fact that the most logical abbreviation of their new, inspiring slogan happens to be “F the People,” which, of course, is how Democrats feel about all of us actual non-felon American citizens and anyone living out here in Flyover Country.

Probably not.  That’s why they’re Democrats.

Your Democrats in Action!  Part II –  As a part of their recent massive expression of hysterical outrage and virtue signaling over the fake border “crisis”, several congressional Democrats co-sponsored a bill that would abolish ICE, the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, even though ICE has literally nothing to do with the manner in which illegal aliens are housed in border detention facilities.

Seeing an opportunity to make a political point, House GOP leaders first decided to bring the Democrat bill quickly to the floor for a vote, so every Democrat would have to go on record as either supporting or not supporting the irrational, illiterate desires of their vapid anti-American voter base.  Naturally, the Democrat sponsors of the legislation panicked and pulled their proposal.

So the GOP leaders came with a proposal of their own yesterday, a simple resolution of support for the “officers and personnel who carry out the important mission of the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.”  A no-brainer for any patriotic American who actually supports our law enforcement officials, right?  Right.

Not exactly, since just 18 Democrats voted in favor of this resolution, roughly 10% of the total Democrat members of the House, with 13 actually voting against it.  At least those 13 had the guts to vote how they really feel about it.  Another 133 Democrats simply voted “present”, the most cowardly act any member of congress can take on any piece of legislation.

And, as so often happens, President Trump tweeted on this very subject as I was typing this piece:

Spooky how he does that, huh?

So, to be clear, just 10% of Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, when it comes down to actually casting a vote – the clearest way for any policymaker to express his or her true views – support our federal law enforcement officials.  Put that in your pocket to be whipped out next time some social justice warrior accuses you of treason for criticizing the outright seditionists who remain in the FBI.

Just another day in Democrats hate law enforcement America.

That is all.

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20 lb. Bags of Poop, Pelosi, Feinstein, and Harris – What do These Things Have in Common?

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

CNN and MSNBC will demonize him for violating traffic laws.:  Eric Trump caused panic among his Secret Service security detail on Monday when he rushed into New York City rush hour traffic to wave down a passing ambulance.  He took this action in an attempt to aid a woman who had passed out near a train station.  No word yet if Maxine Waters will now urge New York City’s drivers to run down anyone named Trump who rushes into a street to save a potentially dying woman, but it seems only a matter of time.

Hey, better late than never, right? – More than 7 months after he panicked global stock markets by rushing to air a completely false report claiming that Gen. Mike Flynn was rolling over on President Trump, ABC’s long-time fake reporter Brian Ross finally got his walking papers on Monday.  The New York Post reports that Ross was allowed to resign by his ABC fake news masters, but in a clue that it wasn’t exactly voluntary, his long-time producer, Rhonda Schwartz, is also moving on to pursue – as they say in the corporate world – other opportunities.

Hey, don’t be sad, guys – you’ll fit right in over at MSNBC or the New York Times.  Tons of “other opportunities” out there for news fakers these days.

After all, Ali Watkins, the NYTimes reporter who was sleeping with not one, but two staffers of the corrupt Senate Intelligence Committee in order to get scoops, still has her job.  Chris Matthews, the fake host at MSNBC who has been accused by multiple women of creating a “hostile work environment” on the set of his daily show, still has his job.  Joy Ann Reid, the fake MSNBC host who has been revealed to be a heinous gay basher, still has her job as well.

It may have taken ABC 7 long months to drum up some ethical standards, but there are plenty of fake news outlets out there that have no standards at all, so Ross and Schwartz won’t remain unemployed for long.

Speaking of the promiscuous Ali Watkins, we should also remember that the recent indictment of Senate Intel Staffer James Wolfe lists not one, but four fake news reporters to whom he was feeding classified information.  While the indictment does not cite these reporters by name, it does provide a good deal of detail about their activities.  Some independent investigators have concluded from these activities that the person identified as “reporter no. 4” in the indictment is very likely…wait for it…Brian Ross of ABC News.

So, there may be more – much more – to the Brian Ross story than the world currently understands.  We won’t know for sure unless and until Mr. Wolfe goes to trial.  Somebody pass me the popcorn.

If you want to witness a post-apocalyptic world, you don’t need Netflix – just take a vacation to San Francisco. – SFGate has a report this morning that someone deposited a 20-lb. bag of human waste on a street corner in the city’s “tenderloin district” on Monday.  Tellingly, a spokesperson for the city’s Public Works Department commented that, thanks to the new city ordinance that allows urinating and defecation in public, reports of human waste on the streets are common.  But the good news is that bags of this poundage are “not typical.”

Unfortunately, that particular qualifier implies that a bag filled with 20 lbs. of human waste on a city street corner is also not unprecedented.  Can it really be any accident at all that Dianne Feinstein, Nancy Pelosi and Kamala Harris all hail from this particular city?

And speaking of Kamala Harris, the California Senator issued a tweet on Monday with the following statement:  “As a career prosecutor, I actually went after gangs and transnational criminal organizations. That’s being a leader on public safety. What is not, is ripping babies from their mothers.”

Note to Sen. Harris:  The phrase “ripping babies from their mothers” is probably not the best imagery for someone who is a rabid supporter of the Planned Parenthood abortion mills to use, on Twitter or anywhere else.

Every time you get to thinking you can’t possibly think any worse of Barack Obama, he turns to Michelle and says “hold my beer.” – It turns out that the act of loading up several cargo planes with $1.7 billion in cash and shipping them over to Tehran was just not quite enough mendacity for Barack Obama to commit while he was giving away the world in his “negotiations” with the Mullahs.

Thanks to Fox News, we now learn that the blessedly former President also summarily granted U.S. citizenship to no fewer than 2,500 friends and relatives of Iranian public officials as he and John Kerry desperately tried to get a deal in place throughout 2015.  The source for this claim is one Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, chairman of Iran’s parliamentary nuclear committee.  Given the scope and scale of the myriad un-American actions undertaken by Obama and his band of evil minions during the darkest 8 years in U.S. history, there is no reason at all to disbelieve Mr. Zolnour.

Naturally, both Mr. Obama and Mr. Kerry are not commenting on the matter.

Just another day in the scope of Obama mendacity just keeps growing America.

That is all.

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