Politics As Germ Warfare

THE coronavirus of US states – Democrat-infected California – is quickly becoming an embarrassment even to left-wing journalists and newspapers ‘of record’ like the New York Times. Large sections of Los Angeles and San Francisco have become crime-ridden metropolis-shanties strewn with needles, faeces, trash and indigents. For the Democrat Party, these indices make for happy reading. Financially and culturally broken cities inhabited by impoverished human wrecks elect Democrats. The souring Grape State’s disease could now be spreading. Since 2007, 7.3 million Californians have fled. Far from being chastened, however, these reverse Tom Joads might be infecting Nevada, Colorado and Arizona with socialism. Timothy Egan in the NYT is thrilled. The emigrants, he says, are U-Hauling their “California values — fierce defense of the environment, tolerance of immigrants and a multiracial society, insistence on universal health care” – with them. California Takes Revenge on Trump is the Gray Lady’s triumphant headline to the piece. Egan ridicules the “tax-averse whites” of Arizona who have been joined by 250,000 ex-Californians. If the trend continues, AZ will be loaded up with regulations and imposts – and the streets of Phoenix with poo – within ten years, perhaps fewer. Democrats and their media sycophants are no longer a joke. They’re sociopaths. They enjoy making people suffer.

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36 Responses to Politics As Germ Warfare

  1. BorisG

    As far as I understand, the key reason for emigration from California is sky rocketing cost of living, mainly driven by real estate prices. Not quite a sign of degradation.

    I haven’t seen Silicon Valley moving anywhere else. Instead I have seen huge real estate boom in the vicinity of LAX airport, driven by a new wave of tech companies. The disfunctional inner city nearby notwithstanding.

  2. Howard Hill

    And this my dear friends is why other states must somehow prevent the exodus of victoriastanies to other states, else suffer the same fate. Mogadishu on the Yarra ( formally known as Victoria ) is gone. You others are our last hope.

  3. Roger

    Democrats and their media sycophants are no longer a joke. They’re sociopaths. They enjoy making people suffer.

    Lije our local SJWs who continue to afflict suffering upon our remotely located indigenous people.

  4. Tel

    I wonder if it is possible for a state to legislate quite high taxes for someone who first moves there, but then reducing a bit every year and quite low tax for people who have been there a long time.

    This concept of “buy in” means that people only turn up if they really want it, and once they have gone the distance they have skin in the game to ensure their investment remains valuable.

  5. Chris M

    must somehow prevent

    Sure. We don’t want the tatted green voting freaks of inner suburbs migrating but in practical terms how is this contained? I’d favour cutting welfare along and let reality mug them, probably this will happen automatically when the government runs out of money some time in the next decade after the likes of Medicare and NDIS finish stripping the country. But what then, poorly educated and with few life skills do they just lay about in blankets on the footpath like SF randomly dumping and scrounging for weed?

  6. Zatara

    As far as I understand, the key reason for emigration from California is sky rocketing cost of living, mainly driven by real estate prices. Not quite a sign of degradation.

    Try extremely high taxes, truly massive immigration problems, health issues (such as TB, typhus, etc.), rapidly increasing crime rates, out of control legislative oppression, and incredibly flaky people. And yes, extreme housing costs.

    The day I sold the last of my properties in southern California was one of the happiest days of my life.

    That being said, the extreme northern counties of the state are rural and quite sane. Trump won them in a landslide. The state is also physically beautiful and full of resources, that’s what makes its demise into the bag-lady of the US so sad.

  7. feelthebern

    I haven’t seen Silicon Valley moving anywhere else.

    There are more tech start ups in:
    Texas;
    Poland;
    Thailand;
    Indonesia;
    Lithuania;
    Then there are in Silicon Valley.

    PS, if Boris knocks on your door looking for $$ for a tech start up, slam the door in his face.
    The retard sounds like he wants a fancy office & a $US6 coffee in Menlo Park.
    That is, you’re money will never stand a chance.

  8. feelthebern

    Your.
    Not you’re.

  9. cohenite

    The left are the enemy of mankind.

  10. egg_

    Is Cali dumpster diving now an Olympic sport?

  11. egg_

    truly massive immigration problems, health issues (such as TB, typhus, etc.)

    Not unrelated, presumably?

  12. JC

    Zat, I read that Beverly Hills votes solidly GOP. Is that true?

  13. Rob MW

    “As far as I understand,………………..”

    WAT ? Try DuckDuckGo

  14. JC

    I’m answering my own question. I appears to be so. The LA Times pieces discussing this appears to be incredulous asking this question in the header to the piece

    Op-Ed: Is Beverly Hills with Los Angeles or against it?

    In 2016, three precincts on the Westside of Los Angeles went for Donald Trump. Not many, I’ll wager, would be surprised to discover that all three were in Beverly Hills.

    https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-ulin-beverly-hills-precinct-that-voted-for-trump-20181105-story.html

  15. feelthebern

    JC, see that NY is banning residential leasing brokers?
    The idea is that leasing brokers discriminate against minorities.
    Everyone I know that has ever lived there has paid a broker to find them a place.

  16. feelthebern

    They tell me the goal is to live on the same line as you work.
    What did you do when you were working there?

  17. JC

    I read that, Bern. It’s going to be interesting how this will work out because the brokers system they have there is very different.

    You want to buy or rent a place, you contact a buyer’s or a renter’s broker and they in turn figure out what you want and then deal with a sellers/landlord broker if something is interesting to the client.. Brokers can act as buyer’s and seller’s broker depending if they have the listing. You can also contract the seller’s broker and if they transact the buy and sell they glom the full 6% on a sale or two month’s rent on a lease. Fucking expensive. I dunno if the brokerage rate has moved, but the rate was 6% to sell and that was immovable when I lived there. The total rate for renting hitting both the prospective tenant and landlord is around 8%. They each fork over 1 month’s rent.

    And if you’re a newly minted foreigner, most don’t want to deal with you for a lease. Generally, you have to fork over up to 3 month’s rent as a bond as a foreigner. They can’t be fucked accessing credit references in Australia or elsewhere for instance.

    Strange market.

  18. BorisG

    If California was was such a shithole (with crime, high taxes, immigration) why real estate prices are skyrocketing?

  19. Zatara

    Zat, I read that Beverly Hills votes solidly GOP. Is that true?

    I’d say that was a major exageration. Those three tiny voting precincts mentioned in that article comprise a only small part of Beverly Hills.

    Donald Trump won this one Beverly Hills neighborhood while Clinton took rest of liberal Westside

  20. JC

    Okay. That thought brought me up, now I’m back to being depressed again 🙂

  21. feelthebern

    Strange market.

    Distorted because so many people aspire to live there.

  22. JC

    We had to get friends to go guarantors for our kid to rent there in the beginning.
    I had to laugh at this one though. We were paying her rent when she started in the workforce. We offered the landlord the full 12 months upfront and he refused to take it. It meant he would have to pay full freight taxes over a straddled year. At least that was his excuse.

  23. JC

    Zat

    I once read southern California was solidly Republican. Now according to the map it’s a small sliver. All immigration?

  24. Zatara

    JC

    Yep. That’s exactly what happened.

    The military population went down when some bases closed in SoCal and the illegal population skyrocketed when California quit kicking them out.

  25. ArthurB

    Victor Davis Hanson is an American commentator who is always worth reading. His analysis of California’s woes is worth reading, what is happening there may well happen here.

    https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/california-coastal-elites-poor-immigrants-fleeing-middle-class/

  26. Charles Rasp

    Hey Zat that 10 reasons to leave CA link sucks. Antivaxxer propaganda …. got anything better and more recent?.

  27. Zatara

    Hey Zat that 10 reasons to leave CA link sucks.

    DuckDuckGo – fill yer boots.

  28. Beachcomber

    Hopefully this is Marxist media wishful thinking. The migration may be more about escaping from the infected area without spreading the disease. A comment from the NYT article.

    LTJ UtahFeb. 14
    What a lovely fantasy. The folks who arrive out here are not looking to replicate California, they are looking to escape it. You should try a visit.

  29. Crossie

    Howard Hill
    #3325592, posted on February 16, 2020 at 8:35 pm
    And this my dear friends is why other states must somehow prevent the exodus of victoriastanies to other states, else suffer the same fate. Mogadishu on the Yarra ( formally known as Victoria ) is gone. You others are our last hope.

    It’s all those Victorians who moved north to retire that have turned Queensland into a Labor state.

  30. Andre Lewis

    Its not exactly new. In San Francisco 35 years ago you could look down from most high rises to alleys below about 6/7 am to watch people crawling out from their large cardboard box shelters to dive into the fast food bins or panhandle around the bus stops. 15 years ago queues for the soup kitchens went around two blocks three deep. Apart from the easy drug supply its not obvious why they go to SF as it can be damn cold in winter and the wind chill must be deadly if living on the streets.

  31. Bruce

    If California was was such a shithole (with crime, high taxes, immigration) why real estate prices are skyrocketing?

    Offfshore cash?

    See San Diego and who OWNS its port facilities.

  32. Squirrel

    It will be most interesting to see what happens in California if/when the ocean of mega cheap, easy money which is propping up insane stock prices – including for companies which make no profit – recedes.

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