Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Tourist Trap

"Despite its good intentions, San Francisco is not leading the country in gay marriage. Despite its good intentions, it is not stopping wars. Despite its spending more money per capita on homelessness than any comparable city, its homeless problem is worse than any comparable city's. Despite its spending more money per capita, period, than almost any city in the nation, San Francisco has poorly managed, budget-busting capital projects, overlapping social programs no one is certain are working, and a transportation system where the only thing running ahead of schedule is the size of its deficit.

It's time to face facts: San Francisco is spectacularly mismanaged and arguably the worst-run big city in America. This year's city budget is an astonishing $6.6 billion — more than twice the budget for the entire state of Idaho — for roughly 800,000 residents. Yet despite that stratospheric amount, San Francisco can't point to progress on many of the social issues it spends liberally to tackle — and no one is made to answer when the city comes up short."

-- Benjamin Wachs and Joe Eskenazi, finally pointing out the obvious - not that it will do any good - in the paper I once worked for, The San Francisco Weekly.

Folks, in the four years I've been doing this, this blog has only attacked two actual places full-on - the San Francisco Bay Area and France - because, out of all the places I've lived, worked, and traveled, those are the two most screwed up places I've seen. I've told you, repeatedly, San Francisco is a cult town. There's no escaping it. It's mayor is a cultist, who caters to cultists, and the whole damn city is engulfed and enthralled with cults of every description and massive amounts of groupthink. It's not only pathetic but dangerous, and the best thing that could've happened to California was avoiding electing Gavin Newsom as governor. As this article states, "Gavin Newsom truly is the mayor San Francisco was destined to have." I mean, think about this:

That cheating loser - "the mayor-who-slept-with-his-appointments-secretary" - thought he should run for governor!

And why not? He's the Democratic Party's "boy wonder", don't you know! He was drunk for much of his first term! (See photo above) Listen to the San Francisco Weekly on how this jackass has been accomplishing his job since then, after his cheating scandal and promises to come back refreshed and ready to deliver services to the people better than ever:

"The mayor,...talks a good game on accountability. He has an Accountability Matrix and an Accountability Index, and even an Accountability Report. But, sadly, a recent audit noted that these lists were largely redundant and overlapping, and were tabulated independently of one another, a clear waste of effort. Actually reading Newsom's Matrix/Index/Report is like a trip through the looking glass (only pathologically dull): Where is this city the mayor reports upon, where everything seems to be getting done with such marvelous efficiency? Sadly, it appears to exist only within the Matrix/Index/Report."

And haven't I been telling you that? His media specialist is a guy I know - an admitted socialist who not only tried to convert my black ass to socialism (Can my life be any more like Bigger Thomas'?) but takes the time to analyze the content of this blog - yet doesn't have much to say about his boss needing a NewAge life coach as he disappears to his cult getaway in Hawaii. I swear, I can't make this stuff up! The damn place is a loony bin!

I gotta go, but I'll have more on this when I return,...


  1. My liberal friend went to San Fran this summer with his family for vacation.

    When he came back he was not too eager to talk about it.

    I asked him if he visited that vista area from that famous picture you put up. He said that was very high crime area, and he would not chance going with his family there.

    I was puzzled to say the least.

  2. Lem, all of San Francisco is a high crime area. I've seen crack dealing right in front of City Hall - with a cop just feet away. I didn't dare say anything to him because I could be arrested myself for suggesting something might be amiss.

    Cops don't like to be embarrassed, y'know,...