The local newspaper out here in the land of liberal fruits and nuts is the San Francisco Chronicle.
Another newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner, is a free rag that is available in thousands of
kiosks across the city. The history of newspapers in San Francisco is no different than other large
urban areas in the United States. Where there used to be 4 or 5 or more competing newspapers, now
there is one with another sidekick or two. Weekly info papers try to fill the gap, but tend to
focus on lesser quality journalistic endeavors or entertainment and restaurant concerns.
Well out here, Donald Trump Jr. appeared to have arrived in San Francisco on Knob Hill for a fund
raising event that was ticketed at $35,000 per couple.
Interestingly enough, this was barely mentioned by the San Francisco Chronicle, by the hired water
carrier Phil Matier, on the 7th of July --- Click here for a lame trivial article that is typical of Mr. Matier and the news
organization for which he works. Trivial drivel and celebrity boosting nonsense.
Only the SF Examiner bothered to send a journalist, to do, well, you know, actual journalism.
[SOURCE: Sf Examiner | Joe Fitzgerald
Rodriguez |17 July 2019 ]
When asked about why they supported Mr. Trump, or what they thought about his recent comments over
sending 4 black women duly elected as Congressional representative back to their countries -- this
is what the upper classes of San Francisco had to say
Some of those Republicans had choice words for San Francisco.
Charlie Kirk, founder of conservative group Turning Point USA, exited the fundraiser following Don
Jr. Kirk’s group has struggled with budding white nationalists within its ranks, according to the
Huffington Post. Still, Kirk didn’t hide his disdain for The City by the Bay.
“It’s a beautiful city with a lot of problems,” Kirk continued, which he listed as “homelessness,
for one, and failing public schools, for two.” When asked how he would solve The City’s homeless
problem Kirk said, “stop electing Democrats.”
“It was fabulous,” said Joan Leone, the president of a 200-member group the Republican Women’s Club
of San Francisco.
Don Jr. talked for “a very long time,” she said, though she and other attendees said he did not
touch on San Francisco. And why did she attend the event? Simple, Leone told reporters.
“We love Donald Trump, we want him to win. How about my 401k? How about low unemployment? We all
know what he’s done as president and we want four more years of that,” she said.
Gregory Mendez, who attended the event, told reporters outside that Trump is “a great president”
because “taxes are great. Immigration, he’s doing as well as he can.”
Responding to Trump’s recent critiques of United States representatives known as “The Squad,” in
which the president said those representatives — three of whom were born in the United States —
should go back to the countries they came from, Mendez said, “people who are viciously critical of
this great nation maybe should think about why they’re in this nation.”
WTF is this bullshit. Hiding behind their luxury and status in the economy, while ignoring that
more than 30% of the 2017 tax cuts went to corporate stock buybacks, but oh my, golly gee, that 401k
is hawt babe !?!
Do these people realize we have a situation where a wanna-be dictator is using racist memes to
avoid questions about Russian collusion. He is using ICE and CBP to create vast private holding
centers -- at tax payer expense -- currently
being filled with immigrants seeking asylum. Additionally, the demeaning and inaccurate words
"socialist" and "communist" and
"haters" of America is starting to become the norm. Being told to "love it or leave it" is the same as
saying shut the fuck up and bow down to our superiority.
Excuse me but back before the Civil War constituents would allocate their taxes all the time for
and community needs, like poor houses, police and fire departments, buildings, schools, roads,
railroads -- often using taxes to subscribe to the stock of the created railroads. Because society
is created by investment in the community, not because of some independent magical Adam Smith "free
hand" that automatically creates the best society and gets government off the backs of the people.
The government is the people, which earlier generations of Americans intuitively understood.
Notice what these stallions of the Republicans say when given an opportunity to express their ideas,
or to try to convince with their different
opinions. Mr. Kirk, when asked about what he thought about "solving" the homeless problem, offered
no substance or policy position other than to say don't vote for the other party. Which by default
means nothing other than the same, addressing the symptom of homelessness with big show case events
and street sweeps, proving that politicians are "tough" on the marginalized souls who wind up
sleeping on the streets. Stopping our voting for "Democrats" will somehow change this trajectory,
because of some unarticulated reason.
I have personally encountered these upper crust San Francisco Republicans. There is no policy.
There is no ideology. It is quite simply all about maintaining status and wealth, which is why the
very first reason given by Mrs. Joan Leone is her 401k. She also gives away how clueless these
Republicans are when she utters her second reason -- low unemployment statistics. Touting high
profits on stocks and low unemployment statistics is like jumping up and down and going
ga-ga-goo-goo over 2 data sets within a sea of literally thousands of data sets.
Are you concerned over the dismantling of the science at NASA and the Department of Agriculture? No,
we are making money hand over fist and have a small statistic of limited value called the
unemployment rate. Well, how about looking at other data sets that are more relevant and less
easily manipulated, such as ...
But none of these matters were considered by these swarthy caretakers of the Republican elites.
That's because they are blind. They have plenty of money. They don't have to work multiple jobs or
have rents that take away 50% of their earnings, and they paid for their children's college
education by writing a flat check.
Meanwhile they look at blatant white nationalism and racism and private firms making money housing
immigrant refuges in camps with not a care in the world.