How do you reduce veritable Paradise into a reeking open sewer in such a very short time?
You can thank our ‘Progressive’ friends. Their social policy is a gift that keeps on giving.
Is there any wonder that companies are thinking twice about holding their conventions in some of the cities that USED to be the go-to destinations?
Here are some key takeaways.
It’s not for a lack of money…
Like twentieth-century Detroit, thriving industry, high median wealth and other natural advantages that made them the envy of the nation, they stubbornly found a way to fail and fall into a serious decline.
Since few places have greater wealth than California, the problem lies in HOW these cities have managed what they have, not in whether they have enough overall wealth to address the problems.
Where Rats Are King
You know that expression about fighting city hall? In some American cities, City Hall can’t even fight their exploding rat population. This is reporting from LA
Officials at Los Angeles’ City Hall are considering ripping all of the building’s carpets up, as rats and fleas are said to be running riot in its halls.
A motion was filed by Council President Herb Wesson on Wednesday to enact the much needed makeover amid a typhus outbreak in the downtown area.
Wesson said a city employee had contracted the deadly bacterial disease at work, and now he’s urging officials to investigate the ‘scope’ of the long-running pest problem at the council building.
Office workers (plural) have even been bitten by rats.
Rats? Fleas? Typhus?
What next, a return of the Plague?
Don’t think it’s a localized problem, either.
The number of homeless has been rising about 20 percent a year, public drug use is seemingly everywhere, and there are mountains of trash all over the place. Needless to say, rats thrive in such an environment
Yikes. Maybe it’s best to give LA a pass then.
What about going a little further North, say, to Oregon?
Terry Balow, an outreach worker with the Salvation Army, has been here for the darker moments of living life under a bridge — anger, mental illness, drug use and human frustration boiling over at times everywhere one looks.
Yet it was a rat infestation and concern about human health that prompted the city of Salem to move the campers out.
“It just grew and grew and got worse,” Balow said. “It’s badder than people can imagine.”
More drugs. More homelessness. More rats.
Maybe it’s just a problem on the coasts?
How’s Denver looking?
The Denver City Council has voted unanimously to decriminalize a number of offenses, including defecating in public. Also, urinating in public. Camping on public or private land without permission. Panhandling. And lying across public rights-of-way, such as sidewalks. — Hot Air
On PRIVATE LAND???
Oh, the things they are willing to overlook so as not to ‘complicate’ life for their beloved Illegal aliens.
We’ve already covered San Fran…
Where they needed to create a Poop Map to help the public.
The story did have a Western emphasis, so there were some obvious omissions, including the city that was awarded the title of Rat Capital last year. What about…
Funny how that title works in more ways than one, isn’t it?
What. A. Mess.
But an unchecked influx of illegal aliens wouldn’t have anything to do with ANY these trends… right?
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