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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

No 911, no need for San Francisco

Todd Starnes reported, "If you’ve got an emergency in San Francisco, don’t expect the police to answer the call.

"After the liberal city’s vaccine mandate took effect Monday, at least 120 police officers and even more city officials were put on leave, according to the local media.

"Democrat Mayor London Breed won’t budge, despite officers citing religious reasons and concerns about the vaccine. Instead, she told reporters the city’s human resource department will step up to the plate to help people."

Public Enemy sang 30 years ago, "911 Is A Joke In Your Town."

That was a complaint about ambulances refusing to go into black neighborhoods because of high crimes.

911 is now a joke in San Francisco. Instead of the police, Breed is sending social workers, if you can figure out which agency to call.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported two weeks ago, "S.F. will soon have 10 different teams to respond to crises on the streets. But it's not always clear how to call them for help."

911 was created to solve this problem of trying to figure out who to call.

Democrats are bringing back the problem.

The story said, "Supervisor Hillary Ronen has called for a hearing to figure it all out. By her count, there are 10 different teams run by at least three city departments under a variety of acronyms — HOT, SORT and SCRT (called “skirt” by city officials) to name a few — that all have somewhat similar goals, but varying hours, client capacities and ways of contacting them.

"Ronen got the idea for the hearing after two recent heartbreaking encounters. On a trip to Grocery Outlet, she saw an elderly man who was hunched over with his pants down. He’d soiled himself and reeked. On another outing, Ronen encountered a different elderly man screaming in his wheelchair near the Embarcadero. She asked him what he needed, and he said a trip to the hospital.

"Ronen said she was reluctant to call 911, not wanting to involve police and not considering either incident a life-or-death medical emergency. So she did what she usually does in those situations: texted the fire chief, an inside track not available to the vast majority of San Franciscans. The chief sent an ambulance for both men."

Instead of getting rid of 911 and the police, San Francisco should get rid of these other 10 agencies.

This is only the latest in a string of devolutionary policies that are bringing the town down. The most infamous was the poop-in-the-streets policy that turned San Francisco into a third-world city. 

In the 20th century, backward savages in hellholes on other continents defecated in the middle of the road, not sophisticated, cosmopolitan urban centers. San Francisco reversed that in this century. In so doing, it invited bums to set up pup tents on the streets and sidewalks.

Californians approved a referendum that allows people to steal up to $950 worth of goods without facing arrest. This led to store closings.

The Daily Mail reported, "San Francisco mayor London Breed has disputed Walgreen's claims it needs to shutter five stores in the city because its soft laws on shoplifting have led to rampant theft, claiming that the big chain was simply trying to slash costs and increase profits - and that retail theft was an easy scapegoat.

"Mayor London Breed told reporters last week that she thinks 'there are other factors that come into play' and San Francisco District 5 Supervisor Dean Preston tweeted that the pharmacy chain has 'long-planned to close hundreds of locations.' 

"The national chain has closed 17 of its 70 San Francisco locations in the past two years and cited the shelf raiders, who have swiped every kind of product not behind lock and key. 

"But the pharmacy chain insists that San Francisco's rampant crime is to blame, revealing it spends 46 times as much on security at its city stores, which face five times as many shoplifting incidents compared with those elsewhere in the country. "

Democrat mayors have a contempt for the law and for order. Last summer's BLM riots -- aided and abetted by Democrat mayors across the land -- resulted in thousands of officers retiring or plain quitting, leaving police forces devastated.

This year, vaccine mandates are toppling police forces.

And restaurants. San Francisco closed an In-and-Out burger restaurant because its management refused to follow a vaccine mandate. The joint wants to sell burgers, and not be the vax patrol.

While mayors obsess with masks and other mandates, cities burn.

In Portland, Oregon, police cannot use tear gas and other means to quell riots.

KTVZ reported, "Portland police say a group of about 100 anarchists caused more than $500,000 in damage to businesses and government buildings in downtown Portland Tuesday night."

That was on October 12.

In Philadelphia, the city ordered police officers to stop enforcing traffic laws.

Why bother having a city then if you get no service? Democrats have thrown away decades of working on sanitation, traffic safety, and crime reduction. They want chaos. The next Republican president should use the courts and the National Guard to bring order to the cities.


  1. The next Republican president
    may have to resort to the Napoleonic "whiff of Grapeshot."

    1. I would prefer something much more substantial than a whiff .

    2. We may have to resort to it just to get a republican president.

  2. I met a traveller from an antique land,
    Who said—“Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
    Stand in the desert. . . . Near them, on the sand,
    Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,
    And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command,
    Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
    Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,
    The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;
    And on the pedestal, these words appear:
    My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings;
    Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!
    Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
    Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare
    The lone and level sands stretch far away.”


    1. Nice. Adding:

      “The wicked plot against the righteous
      and gnash their teeth at them;
      but the LORD laughs at the wicked,
      for he knows their day is coming.”

      Psalm 37:12-13

  3. You deserve the government you voted for.

    1. E D U, that used to be true, when votes weren't 'harvested' and cemetery residents didn't vote. Until those little issues are resolved your statement doesn't have as much gravitas as it used to. Even though it's still true in some places.

    2. By the time theres ever another true republican as president, no one will even recognize the "America" they would be living in anymore.

  4. A synonym for the word city is shitty.

    How many people will die as a result of this decision? This is a disgrace. But not isolated. Coming to a shitty near you.


  5. "The next Republican president should use the courts and the National Guard to bring order to the cities."

    Assuming the next Republican isn't a RINO and the courts actually follow the law and agency bureaucrats don't block his every move. What are the odds?

  6. The last sentence of this column is so bad that is makes this entire column intolerable and unacceptable.

    Look Don, what you are describing is Representative Government in action. If the people of these cities through free and fair elections (or fraudulent elections the people tolerate) elect these Mayors and City Councils that enact policies that increase crime; destruction of businesses; lawlessness in the streets — IT IS WHAT THE PEOPLE OF THAT CITY VOTED FOR!

    Furthermore, if the People of the State in which the City is located elect through free and fair (or fraudulent elections the People tolerate) Democrats or RINOs for Governor and the State Legislature who tolerate (or encourage) the Cities in their State to become Hellholes — including the annoying Governor of Maryland (Larry Hogan) who in his almost eight years in office has done nothing to improve the quality of life for the People of Baltimore — that is Representative Democracy in action.

    Peoples in these miserable Democrat-run cities have a choice; they can move out of these miserable, no good, hellscapes.

    Don, your ignorant, magical thinking that one person, the President of the United States of America - is not just responsible for, but has the authority to determine the policies and actions of the local governments of all the cities of the USA — is not how things work under the Constitution of the USA.

    Your encouraging some of your more ignorant and impressionable readers — such as Douglas DC above — to write comments supportive of the need for a “Nepoleonic” authoritarian government that would openly rule through the threat of terror.

    You’re encouraging that type of ignorant thinking with this column.

    Here’s what I think after reading your column.

    The next Democrat President (“Hells Up”, after Pantload is sent to a cushy nursing home or is carried out of the White House feet first), should “use the courts and the National Guard” to accelerate the depopulation of West Virginia (so it is no longer a State and Man-Chin and his RINO colleague no longer have a seat in the Senate) — and ship all those former West Virginians to live in camps in California where their jobs (for which they will be paid at most; minimum wage) will be cleaning the streets and serving the needs of the homeless people of California.

    Don, if you’re assuming a Republican President has the power to change the trajectory of every major American city (and in this case; specifically San Francisco); then you’re also (unwittingly — perhaps because of low wittage) assuming a Democrat President has the power to change every State — including your beloved WV.

    Grow up. Yes, San Francisco has become a sh&thole; but don’t fantasize (and don’t encourage the portion of your readers who are dim and impressionable) that the President of the USA has the power, the Authority, to unilaterally decide how every American city (and specifically, San Francisco) will operate.

    I expect better from you.

    1. SM -

      You may have worthwhile opinions, but what you write is unreadable.

      Why don’t you just write your opinion without criticizing Don.

      This isn’t a classroom and you are the teacher grading a paper.

    2. Susie is my brother in MPLS, still firmly convinced that cop-less policing is the answer. To him I wrote, “If you wanna go down with the ship, not much I can do about that.” Funny that the Twin Cities’ own wrote these words:

      But when I woke up this mornin
      Coulda sworn it was Judgment Day
      The sky was all purple
      There were people running everywhere
      Tryin to run from the destruction

    3. Agree SL. I agree with what SM is saying. Yes we have a 10th Amendment we haven't been using. But her delivery and Ad Homenin attacks at Don are quite off putting.

      On a personal note, as a 17 year old, I knew Baltimore was a shitty city and GTFO immediately after graduating high school. When DE became too liberal I voted with my feet again to Sarasota. And 10,000 votes against Andrew Gillam keep me very happy here.

    4. Try to make a cogent point in less than 10,000 words.

    5. Representative Government used to be true, when votes weren't 'harvested' and cemetery residents didn't vote. Tolerating fraud that isn't recognized as fraud isn't Toeration, it's trust in the untrustworthy.

    6. Rich, it's not trust in the untrustworthy, it's capitulation or possibly collaboration.

  7. I left SF Bay Area for FL in late 2020. The single best quality of life decision I have made in my life. Everyday I thank the Lord that I'm in FL and I get to read posts like this one and laugh.

    1. Yes but the problem is that the progressive parasites,( that have shit out their nests in blue states), move into the red states and ply their stock in trade over again, rinse and repeat.

  8. Nobody put a gun to the head of the people of San Francisco and forced them to elect the loonies and incompetents who are running their city. As comedian Rob Schneider tweeted, "Unfortunately, too many people in California will vote for a bowl of shit if it has a D next to it."

    1. I want it? Prove it. Either put up or shut up.

    2. E.D. took stupid pills instead of Viagra again.

    3. FED
      Pete Bootyfudge for President

  9. All you have to do is go back to 1851 and Franciscans had a solution for such behavior.

    1. let us hope when the moment arrives, that we all have a some Jonathan R. Davis in each of us

  10. ITs apparent that the SF Mayor is outmatched. She is a and incompetent who couldn't manage her way out of a paper bag. But most commie stooges are.

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  12. Sending social-workers in to police-response situations?

    Sounds like a job creation scheme.

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