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 I moved to SF with my wife and baby 7 months ago from NYC. My wife is a member of local online mothers' club, Golden Gate Mothers' Group (GGMG), in which local moms pay $75/year to access a forum to share notes around good restaurants / neighborhoods / sites / activities / etc, and generally help each other out.

Here was a barely-surprising story related by one of the GGMG moms: We live on a very steep hill, where parking is perpendicular to the curb. Last Saturday night, we were at our neighbor's potluck party - well attended with lots of older folks and young kids, including my toddler and baby. We went home at 8 to put the kids to bed. Our car was parked in front of our house at the top of the hill. Around 10, I was asleep, but my husband heard a crash - didn't think much of it. The next day, we looked out to see my car parked at a 45-degree angle. I thought, Oh no, someone hit it. Yes, indeed. Some jerk totaled my car (which I just paid off last month). Damages are estimated to be $9,000 and the car's only worth $11K. Of course there wasn't a note. People suck. But then, the neighbors rallied and IDENTIFIED the car using security footage. A guy in an SUV was backing down the hill, rammed into my vehicle, switched drivers (probably drunk), and literally sped away back up the hill. An Uber was on the street at the same time and captured his license plate number. We filed a police report and included all this information, including the license plate number. The cop said the SF police force is understaffed, no one wants to work there, and yeah, they're not going to investigate. So this drunk driver, who totaled my car, who could have run down my children, can just go on enjoying life. So, please take note - if you hit a parked car (or a moving one, or even a pedestrian), don't worry. No one is ever coming after you. I hear this type of story a lot. "I was the victim of a property crime. I did the cops' job, tracking down who did it and collecting proof, all on my own. I presented a heap of evidence to the cops. The cops shrugged and very politely responded, 'F**k off.' AFTER I did their job for them!"

Part of SF's urban breakdown is surely due to the idiot politics of its elected officials. The SF police basically can't incarcerate anyone for anything short of attempted murder, especially after SF just elected Chesa Boudin (former Hugo Chavez speechwriter and adopted son of Bill Ayers / Bernadine Dohrn) as the new DA, whereupon he fired the 7 assistant DAs for incarcerating too many people. But the cops also just don't seem to care.

As far as I can tell, these policies and government are despised by 80%+ of working liberal San Franciscans, who strike me as fundamentally rational people, aside from attributing 90% of all weather readings to either global warming or, if it's a colder day, climate change.

But nothing changes and nobody expects anything to change.

If you live in SF, it sucks. But the moral of the story is, you couldn't dream of a better example (in the US) of the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of woke liberalism in action. Every Democrat presidential candidate outside of Biden and Bloomberg wants to do to the United States what the Democrats are doing to San Francisco. If one of the idiot Democrats wins the nomination, Trump should have a full-time staff based here to log all of the stupidity that SF puts its taxpayers through. They will come up with a very original, just shocking enough, 100%-true attack ad every week.


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  1. none on January 23, 2020 2:04 pm

    Cannot understand ‘why’ so many think Trump is a conservative, he is as liberal as all those before and from the liberal NYC way of life.

    The Trump Presidency is today 1170 days +/- as of 01172020.

    The long term trading range in place started 01222018, 2 years in length today this is 63% of the total Trump Presidency to date.

    63% of the Trump Presidency locks in the stats below:

    Extremes in 2018 Buy Back Programs had top out.

    Extremes in the amount of ETF ETN trading vehicles are in place.

    There are now 70 times more stock market indices than listed stocks in the world.

    There are nearly 3.3 million stock market indices around the world, according to new research from the Index Industry Association (IIA).

    In 2018, there were 190 initial public offerings (IPOs) in the United States.

    2019 produce the biggest IPO ever.

    President Trump’s rhetoric on the stock market is and has been the most extreme in all American history.

    The DXY top out at the Trump stock market low point 112016 to 012017 (102.050- 103.820 level) and has headed lower as the stock market had move toward and created the long 2 year trading in stock prices. Lower DXY trends suggest ‘funds leaving the USA not entering it’.

    You now have 3 presidents starting with the 2nd Bush, Obama and Trump with zero interest rates to address major situations. Causing data in the Inequality chart to go parabolic!

    Decades into the future we will suggest that what we saw where the 3 worst American leaders the United states has ever had.
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    Detroit in 1960 was America’s wealthiest city.

  2. Forrest on January 23, 2020 3:18 pm

    I have been a big fan of Vic for decades. I had almost everything that he has published, online or in print.

    I am saddened that dailyspeculations features such invective (also see the “poem”) regularly.

    Ranting, attacks, no logical chain to follow…. But so it is. Everything comes to an end.

    Have fun devoting your lives to raving against “liberals,” whoever they may be. Enjoy stroking yourselves to your self-righteousness.

  3. Lman3b18 on January 26, 2020 10:24 pm

    You’re missing the point here. This is EXACTLY what late stage capitalism asked for, top-down. You estimate that 80+% liberal working SFers despise these policies, but you fail to recognize that SF is an extremely transient city. Most have zero skin in the game long-term so they have no incentive to work for change. Most SF workers are mercenaries looking to make a buck and get a notch on the resume before moving again to greener pastures. Then many of the people who do live there long-term are so wealthy and insulated from such instances (they don’t park on the street lol) that they also don’t give a shit. Oh well…

  4. none on January 29, 2020 10:24 am

    “This is EXACTLY what late stage capitalism asked for, top-down.”

    I thought this statement was interesting, and I would suggest the ‘ending’ of long term or ‘last’ stage communism.

    100 years ago 80% of the American population was ’self employed’, today we have only 20% of the population as such. This shift over decades was and still is added by a government liberal way of thinking and the programs they assist with.

    ‘Republicans are liberal’ and ‘Democrats are communist.’

    A new wave of a long term wave in capitalism is beginning, by way of a ‘Roman fire sale.’

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