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Monday, August 01, 2022

Tossing away 246 years of progress

Kane at Citizen Free Press posted a montage of NYC today and tweeted, "Eric Adams is a disgrace. NYC is a nightmare. One of our greatest cities reduced to the Dark Ages."

The scene is the same in Chicago, LA and of course, San Francisco. How's that Grateful Dead song Trucking go again?

Pooping outside and looting the stores on Main Street
Chicago, New York, Detroit and it's all on the same street
Your typical city involved in a typical nightmare.
Hang it up and see what tomorrow brings.

We know what tomorrow brings: something worse.

Cities were smelly, stinking, crime-ridden firetraps when the American Revolution began. For two centuries, we chipped away at it. In the 1990s, New York City was renewed. Crime abated. 

Then came the end of Rudy Giuliani's two terms as mayor. Bloomberg followed for three terms. Their 20 years as mayor made things so good that New Yorkers felt they could afford to have another Democrat mayor.

Soo-prize, soo-prize!

DeBlasio sucked for 8 years but Adams has done even more harm in less than 8 months on the job.

City after city is failing.

The ironically named progressives have reversed the progress we made. Pooping outside is legal in cities along the West Coast. But you still have to have to carry a pooper scooper when you walk your dog.

Natural gas replaced coal to heat homes. San Francisco and other cities are banning natural gas. They will replace it with electric heating systems. They will force us to use electric cars. At the same time, they are shuttering reliable generators of electricity such as coal plants in favor of windmills

Then there is climate change. Progressives say it causes droughts in California. But California last completed a major dam in 1979, when its population was 23,800,800. It population nearly doubled in the 40 years since then. It plans to destroy 4 dams.

Criminal reforms have led to electing prosecutors who don't prosecute. Not requiring an arrestee to post bond has replaced the revolving door of justice with no doors at all.

Schools have given up completely. Rainbow flag groomers are replacing teachers. Now Johnny not only can't read, now he cannot figure out if he is a boy or a girl.

John Milton said the devil would rather rule in hell than serve in heaven.

That would make him a Democrat.

34 comments:

  1. Neither the devil nor the democrats will rule in hell. They will only bake and dream of a drop of water.

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  2. Good column, Don, and it describes the situation perfectly. I still want to go to NYC for a long weekend, but I just can't do it when I don't know if I will get shot or attacked. And, I also don't want to look at all that human misery. NYC is going to destroy its tourism industry. Why would anyone in their right mind choose to go there and spend money? The only advice I can give as an outsider looking in is for the Rs to get active in city politics and try to take back these cities and for voters to stop electing useless pols and to start recalling pro-Soros DAs. If not, don't expect anyone to want to visit or live in these cities.

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    1. I spent a week in New York one day.

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    2. You ask how I know about New York City,
      Well I spent a month there one day.
      The muggers all crawl out at quarter past ten
      And good folk still out there get robbed once again.

      Sorry John, more appropriate than Toledo.

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    3. Anon, W.C. Fields on Baltimore? Or was it Groucho?

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    4. Found it. It was Fields, supposedly, but it was Philadelphia, not Baltimore.
      https://quoteinvestigator.com/2011/12/26/week-in-philly/
      Also see: I went to Philadelphia last Sunday, but it was closed.

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  3. Would this be an appropriate time to blow up the bridges to prevent escape from noo yawk?

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    1. Time for a Snake Pisken.

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    2. Plisken, dam'

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    3. ..."Spell check - you Mother-Forklift"........

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    4. W c Fields hated Philadelphia. For good reason.

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  4. Bloomie was no R. He was a Demo the Demos didn't like.

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  5. Steve Bannon deeply believes in a theory about America's future laid out in a book called "The Fourth Turning: What Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny."

    According to the book, the last two Fourth Turnings that America experienced were the Civil War and the Reconstruction, and then the Great Depression and World War II. Before that, it was the Revolutionary War.

    All these were marked by periods of dread and decay in which the American people were forced to unite to rebuild a new future, but only after a massive conflict in which many lives were lost.
    It all starts with a catalyst event, then there's a period of regeneration, after that there is a defining climax in which a war for the old order is fought, and then finally there is a resolution in which a new world order is stabilized.

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    1. KC: Quite Right. I believe that America is on the cusp of an renewal that will make the prior 250-odd years seem like the minors compared with the show. It will take that catalyst, which I believe history will come to pinpoint as the 2020 election steal. Everything that has been occuring during the last two years is just the lead-in to America rising up again to take back control of their own destiny.
      Yes, we have challenges: Communists/Democrats unwillingness to release their hold on power; China waiting in the wings (although IMHO they are on the edge of massive economic failure themselves); The Great Reset crowd which must not only be held at arms length but beaten thoroughly here at home to provide a model for Europe and the rst of the world to follow.
      All of these are serious matters to address. But true Americans are up to the task. We will prevail. Because we are, indeed, exceptional on the world stage and always have been.
      God Bless The USA!

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    2. Hopefully we'll find Conservative politicians with enough fortitude to follow through.

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    3. Economic downturns do not impact communist countries like China because they do not value their people. Chinese people are very expendable and the state even desires a significant portion of the population go away.they aren't needed or wanted.

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  6. Earlier this year I read an article that made a case for an idea/outcome that had not occurred to me -- that CA in the USA will go the way of Quebec in Canada.

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    1. They are going to speak French?

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    2. Relevance to the country to which each is a part. The point is that over time Quebec has become increasingly irrelevant in Canada. IMO the same will happen to California.

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    3. Based on where I live and what I know, CA is far worse than Quebec for homeless folks, crime and law order. Yes, our taxes are higher than yours.

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    4. I see your point about Quebec becoming less relevant to Canada, but to many here Canada is irrelevant. So, I see it as a stalemate. Has been for a very, very long time - since 1759.

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    5. If I was homeless, I’d make my way to California - the weather in many parts makes it easier to live under the overpass. Quebec - it’s beautiful, but not conducive to being homeless.

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    6. No, the weather is conducive to freezing to death on the street unless you get your butt to a shelter. There a usually at least a couple of cases every winter of the homeless freezing to death.

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  7. More people live in a NYC apartment building then in my entire town. Why do millions want to live like they do? Not I. They can rot away. The country will survive without the major cities. The major cities can’t survive without the country folk farming, the energy producers and the manufacturing workers. None of these are found in the decaying cities.

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  8. Commiefornia is doing a 180° turn. Back on the 80s they banned electric water and space heaters and forced us to install gas or propane fueled heaters in new houses. Now they are banning new buildings from installing natural gas lines. I'm not sure if this applies to areas served with only propane.
    But I do know the dummies can't keep the lights on while demanding all new vehicles be electric by 2030. Now they're banning gas heaters? Has Newdom's hair gel contaminated his dyslexic mind?

    HPB

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  9. Just heard that here in Fairbanks, Alaska if a bum, a squatter, or as is now almost mandatory to refer to them using the newspeak term, homeless, sets up a tent on one's property and has a campfire one must give the bum a ten day eviction notice, just running them off is forbidden. I heard about it third hand but that's apparently how the cops explained things to the property owner.

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    1. Jim, I'm headed your way for a 10 day vacation. I have the tent packed and hope you have a few extra trash cans, beer, and a toilet would be nice! If not, I have my Home Depot bucket with a toilet seat. Can't wait to meet you, I feel like I know you already!!!

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  10. Lived in the bay area, all the money in the world would not get me to move back to California for the state and all it beauty has been disrespected and abused. Ronald Reagan left the state in great financial standing, California at that time was the 3rd richest places on earth
    hence you can now see how the democrat party has destroyed the state.

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    1. You were too far south in the state. Go way north and you'll find a very conservative "state" that wants nothing to do with Sacramento. Our hope is to become the state of Jefferson.

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  11. I'll be visiting NYC at the end of the month. I'll report back. If I make it back.

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  12. https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2022/07/the_one_point_that_can_get_people_off_the_global_warming_obsession_train.html


    Carbon dioxide constitutes four one-hundredths of one percent of the air we breathe (or 400 parts per million). That is an extremely tiny fraction of the atmosphere.

    What constitutes the rest of the air around us? Seventy-eight percent of the air we breathe is nitrogen, 21 percent is oxygen, 0.9 percent is argon, and 0.1 percent is other gases. The other gases include methane (0.00017 percent); nitrous oxide (0.00003 percent); and water vapor, which varies from 0 to 4 percent.

    How can such a small magnitude of CO2 be dooming humanity? Furthermore, how can climate change alarmists be absolutely, positively certain that if CO2 continues to increase, it will be lights out for life on Earth?

    During the Cambrian period 500 million years ago, CO2 constituted over 5,000 parts per million of the Earth's atmosphere. Then, 150 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, CO2 was 1,700 parts per million, more than four times what it is now. Life thrived during those periods. How can 400 parts per million be a threat to our existence?

    Before humans started burning fossil fuels about 200 years ago, CO2 made up 250 parts per million of our atmosphere. It has been growing at about one part per million per year for the past 150 years. In other words, a very small magnitude is growing at a very slow rate. Is there any reason that rate will accelerate when it hasn't in a century and a half?

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  13. Don't call them climate protesters, they're really climate communists.

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    1. Climate Change is China disrupting the weather patterns over North America. Look up the "Northern Pacific Storm Track". Most of the mediots on TV don't even know which way the wind blows.

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  14. The immigrant vote has put the far left into power and this is the result. The Republicans have supported virtually unlimited immigration for the last 40 years and this is the result. And it's nothing compared to the tsunami that's coming when all the illegals get the vote. Everything else is fluff, and you probably can't change it now, but at least deal with reality.

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