Reduce the housing shortage by . . . making home ownership more costly???

One wonders whether the San Diego City Council has ever heard the expression, “a contradiction in terms”.  Its housing policy appears to exemplify it. A San Diego committee took a preliminary step Wednesday toward placing a $900 million housing bond on the November 2020 ballot. . . . The measure was designed to help San Diego secure a greater share of state money devoted to homelessness and affordable housing by providing local matching funds typically required for such assistance. Supporters say evidence the bond is necessary includes city estimates that San Diego needs more than 5,400 additional housing units geared for homeless

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Well, what did they expect?

Australian reader Snoggeramus brings us another example of bureaucrats living in a dream world – that backfires on them. Two social workers at Melbourne’s controversial safe injecting room are facing drug trafficking charges. A 49-year-old man and 36-year-old woman were arrested on Thursday, along with six others, following raids at North Richmond Community Health and several homes. The centre has been the site of Victoria’s first safe injecting room since 2018, as part of a two-year trial. The pair, who work as counsellors, are accused of supplying drugs to addicts who use the service and have been stood down following their arrest.

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Where do all our democratic socialists come from? The US education system, of course!

Bill Whittle lays it out in this video clip.  It’s well worth your time to watch it. That’s why our society appears to be infested with liberal idiots, democratic socialists, Antifa, radical feminists, and the like.  They’re almost all the product of the tarnished, propagandistic, left-wing-hijacked American educational system. For the love of God, if you have children or grandchildren, please see to it that they’re given enough food for thought to counteract this inadequate preparation for life and progressive brainwashing!  Home schooling is a good start, for those in a position to provide it.  A solid family life (including extended family) and

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The Social Justice Warrior brain

From an article by Simon Black, here’s a classic illustration.  Click the image to see a larger version. The artist left out the “fear, hatred and loathing” synapse (activated whenever anyone disagrees with the SJW), but apart from that, I reckon it’s more accurate than not! Peter

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Yet another excuse to control everybody

A new report draws racial inferences from pollution – and uses them as a rationale to propose additional restrictions and controls on society.  Bold, underlined text is my emphasis. A study published Monday in the journal PNAS adds a new twist to the pollution problem by looking at consumption. While we tend to think of factories or power plants as the source of pollution, those polluters wouldn’t exist without consumer demand for their products. The researchers found that air pollution is disproportionately caused by white Americans’ consumption of goods and services, but disproportionately inhaled by black and Hispanic Americans. “This paper is

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A succinct commentary on the US job market

Received from two readers, origin unknown: Yep.  The number of people still taking degrees in gender and/or ethnic studies, underwater basket-weaving and the like never fails to astonish me.  What’s more, when they finally graduate (weighed down with student loans totaling tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars), they bitch and moan and whine about having to repay the loans, and default at the slightest opportunity.  I know of several who’ve appeared overseas, teaching English in third-world countries, who openly and defiantly state that they refuse to go back to the USA because that would entail accepting responsibility for

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Rush to judgment, much?

The Jussie Smollett “assault” case, submission #1: Submission #2: Submission #3: Aaaaaannd Submission #4: Brothers say Jussie Smollett paid them to participate in alleged attack, source says The two Nigerian brothers arrested in connection with the assault on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett are no longer suspects in the attack. They’re now cooperating with police. A source close to the investigation confirms to CBS News the brothers told detectives Smollett paid them to participate in the alleged attack on January 29 and that they purchased the rope — which was found around Smollett’s neck — at a nearby hardware store. The source

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An interesting exercise

I’m busy with a writing project that involves using words according to their historical meaning, rather than the way in which they’ve been reinterpreted in these politically correct times. to avoid stigmatizing or offending people.  There are a great many such words, and by allowing the Social Justice Warrior brigade to redefine their meaning, we’re essentially surrendering a very important front in the culture war. As part of my research, I looked for older dictionaries online, which I could compare to their modern equivalents.  A very valuable resource has been Webster’s Dictionary.  You’ll find the original 1828 edition online, as well as the

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Sunday morning music

In view of the political shenanigans currently roiling Washington D.C. over the judicial nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, this morning’s music is in (dis)honor of those politicians who are turning the matter into a self-promoting circus. We start with (what else?) the Governor’s “Sidestep” from “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas“. And, of course, in sex as in politics, these days, “Anything Goes“. We should, of course, note that political hypocrisy isn’t confined to these shores. Jethro Tull sings of the “Commons Brawl” in England. And, of course, the perpetual cry of the whiny progressive, much in evidence over the past

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