Happy MLK Day

a day off to do your taxes?

Happy the Day that We Honor A Fella who articulated some of the Great Ideas of All Time ["content of their character... a great street sweeper who did his job well."]. Might it be that the day is better spent discussing the idea[s] rather than the person?

Worth remembering, too, is that this fella was legally & illegally wiretapped by a .gov outfit run by a guy in a dress [back when that meant something] purportedly to keep at bay the promoters of the Worst Idea of All Time [Communism].

History is filled with Humans in all their fallible extremes — not just brightly colored cartoons for children with brightly colored hair.

Moar,
here
here
here

Stuff that’s hard to do (Crew Dragon abort test)

Now, this here’s nifty


Oh, yeah, full-screen, definitely
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Story

today’s deep question of the day

Are you a pusher or a puller?

Stuff I just don’t understand

With the wide availability of private culture,
why is there still Crap™?


Recognizing incidents of freedom almost always brings a smile to my face and mind.
You know, like posting here where I don’t have to worry about being censored
by someone with an axe to grind at Google or Facebook or Twitter or some such.
Nope, only have to worry about Missy (SondraK) kiboshing me; but that ain’t never happened, yet.
Yep, gimme dat ol’-fashioned freedom of expression…

…while it lasts

(What? No, nothing like the anti-Darwinian question: “If monkeys evolved into humans, why are there still monkeys?”
Well, okay, mebbe a little)

Yay, freedom! (language NSFW)
Fxxk her! Yay, freedom!

A few good wimmin

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Story (ex A-10 SqdnC/O hacks hack’s hackles)
Story (wailing and gnashing of teeth)
Historical ref (Raju & McCain horns)
Cultural ref (A Few Good Men)
Picked up by Pookie’s Toons

And a few sucky ones

Well, the weekend’s officially begun, so standards have eased, as usual

Trump trolls the GAO

“Typo” says GOA
Like they’re not important enough for him to know who they are.*
Feller cracks me up


And well he should
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* Classic humbler: “accidentally” mispronouncing or misremembering somebody’s name

ToDaZeD CaliZuela *facepalm*

JunkieTown in Motion Edition

Now that PrettyPrettyGavin [K]Newsome has proclaimed upon the land an Executive Order, Calizuela counties and cities are floppin’ around slithering toward the scent of Freeee Moneeeys™ my Precioussss.

Here’s an example — one among many — sent by a pal:

There is a 2.5 mile bike trail between Santa Rosa and Sebastopol which became a JunkieTown. What started as a few bums snoozing under a tree near cheap groceries and begging corners grew into a 2 mile long, tarp/garbage-crusted “camp trail.” It’s not “just country” out there; the trail borders established and new housing developments with more currently being built.

So, at a cost of $2Million the county proposed to move them …elsewhere. One option was into a parking lot at the County Center — right where those making the decision work. Suddenly a “Day Care Center” for “At Risk Children” appeared in the area which disqualified the site. …funny, that.

The only other site to be found in the whole, rather large, county?!?

A county property parking lot out front of some abandoned [asbestos] buildings 6+ miles from any shopping/starbucks/7-11/anything, smack in between a pair of high-end wineries. Along a narrow and dangerous highway with 6″ shoulders.

Official count is 250 tarp-tents in the current location. No official count of how many actual people. Who will be chosen for the 60 coveted places in aluminium garden sheds with “laundry and food service, a warming center, showers, a service hub, dog run with kennels”? [That there is a lotta infrastructure for what they call a "temporary emergency shelter."]

Those at risk of death[aren't they/we all?], exploitation or physical abuse [is this social worker speak for "the nice ones"? or for "the ash-oles"?], plus seniors and those suffering from severe or persistent mental illness [differentiate between 'mental illness' and 'the behavior demonstrated with long term IV drug use' plz] or medical conditions [8 (eight) miles from a hospital] would be given priority…

But more telling is the location of the site, a few hundred feet from: the County Juvenile Hall, Juvenile Court, County Probation, Juvenile Justice Center, and the “Children’s Home” for children headed into the foster system [yanno: "at risk"]. All involuntary wards of the state. hm…

Is that the role .gov has selected for the CaliZuela Bum/Junkie population: Dependents of The State?

Or actually Dependents By Choice, as no one can be compelled to accept offers of shelter. A nice balance to the 9th Circus decision that no one can be prevented from “camping” on public streets without the .gov has “a bed available” for them. [whatever that means]

This is being sold to the voters as a “temporary emergency shelter due to close in 90 days.”
[[2/1-4/30/20] Just No One mention there’s an election in March, eh?]

What then? Where they gonna make [for a vague value of "make"] these people go in April? Back to the bike trail? To some abandoned county buildings in some other poor slob of a taxpayers’ neighborhood? Are taxpaying citizens expected rotate the Crime, Rats and Disease [CRD™] on a quarterly basis all over town?

What happens if they all refuse to go anywhere?

Whadda world.

Further tidbits BTF »

The “man tapped to run the 90-day emergency camp” who will run the site is 1] City Councilman and B] heads the “nonprofit” Society of St Vincent De Paul contracted to run the “camp”.
Conflict of what, now?
[[NB The choice to move this JunkieTown to this site was made by the County Supervisors]]

The “camp” will be “secured and shielded from view by an 8 ft. fence and a strict 7pm curfew for campers.” [even the word "campers" is startin' to make me *shudder*]
Lemme get this straight: there is a fenced-in place [it's a freakin' parking lot] they are not allowed to leave after 7pm? Like a jail-lite? naaaah…
Or are they not allowed to enter after 7pm but can leave at any hour of the night and wander the countryside aimlessly seeking to score? Like they do where they are now.

Are those who don’t make it in by 7pm and, unable to get back to town, abandoned to wander? [how ya get a shopping cart onto a bus?] That seems a little cruel on the part on Teh State. To all concerned.

There is an upscale 55+ development across the highway [.25 mile] with ‘memory care facilities’ [.5 mi.]. There are high-end wineries and rural properties for miles. I predict a turn up in the rent-some-muscle market.

The hills around this area burned in ’17 and were evacuated in ’19. How long before those abandoned state buildings are breached and set afire? Burning asbestos – yum.

WARNING! »

CANNOT UN-HEAR

Animal House & Senate

Liar Liar

~ Senators ~
Yeah, but… free stuff !
~ Voters ~

~ Congressperps ~

~ Mitch for the troll ~
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Story (debate)
Story (signing)
Joke ref (pens delay)
More Liz
#1 picked up by Pookie’s Toons

Who’s whose who?

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Cultural ref (Ran)
Story (Blackburn)
#2 picked up by Pookie’s Toons