The Government We Deserve in Minnesota & Fitchburg, Seattle, Kentucky & LA under the Fedora

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The Government We Deserve in Minnesota & Fitchburg, Seattle, Kentucky & LA under the Fedora

In Min­nesota a city coun­cil decided to aid “diver­sity” to those who came to Amer­ica (but still appar­ently hate it) by remov­ing the pledge of alle­giance from their meetings.

The back­lash pro­duced another meet­ing to recon­sider it and a lot of folks turned out but no final deci­sion has been made.

This is why pay­ing atten­tion to local gov­ern­ment matters.


In Fitch­burg fresh off finally defeat­ing Planned Par­ent­hood the pub­lic library is get­ting ready to bring in Drag Queen Story Time.

My church will hold a spe­cial mass that day and peo­ple are call­ing the Mayor and I have a few ideas in mind myself, but it’s an impor­tant reminder that beat­ing the devil for a day doesn’t mean you do so forever.


It’s not been a grand time in Seat­tle. Naked men stab­bing peo­ple, restau­rant chains going bank­rupt, hate crimes hoaxes, Ama­zon build­ing else­where, but there is a sign that things finally might be chang­ing.

Seat­tle City Coun­cil elec­tions are com­ing up in a few months and the Seat­tle Times reports that Mayor Jenny Durkan has been qui­etly clean­ing up home­less camps at an increased rate com­pared to last year. Durkan may be hop­ing that by reduc­ing some of the vis­i­ble signs of the prob­lem she can mol­lify vot­ers who are tired of see­ing tent camps on side­walks and in parks through­out the city.

Even­tu­ally things reach a point where the vot­ers rebel and with elec­tions com­ing the the author­i­ties want to give those angry over what the city has become a rea­son to direct that anger elsewhere.


In Ken­tucky the left has decided that the best move they can do is to nom­i­nate a far left can­di­date who already lost for con­gress to take on Mitch McConnell.

How much of a long­shot is the pro­gres­sive Demo­c­rat in Deep Red Ken­tucky? Even left-​leaning (if it leans any fur­ther it will fall over) Vox​.com summed up her announce­ment like so: “McGrath’s viral can­di­dacy for Con­gress fell short in 2018. Now she’s run­ning against the most pow­er­ful sen­a­tor in Wash­ing­ton.” That’s the kind of encour­age­ment most long­shot can­di­dates could do without.


And it isn’t like Kentucky’s sixth dis­trict, where McGrath (a Ken­tucky native) ran for Con­gress in 2018, is com­pletely hos­tile to Democ­rats. Demo­c­rat Ben Chan­dler rep­re­sented the peo­ple there from 20042013, sur­viv­ing even the yuge GOP surge of 2010. Despite a very well-​funded cam­paign, lots of favor­able media atten­tion, and a gen­uine war hero record includ­ing 89 com­bat mis­sions bomb­ing al Qaeda and Tal­iban tar­gets, McGrath still lost to incum­bent Repub­li­can Andy Barr by more than four points.

I am delighted that it’s likely Ken­tucky will still get the gov­ern­ment they deserve and even more delighted that very dol­lar the far left spends on McGrath will be a dol­lar that won’t be used in other races.


Finally it’s sim­ply Amazes me that the peo­ple of LA put up with this:

I can’t walk down the street with­out think­ing that a flea could jump on me,” said Estela Lopez, who rep­re­sents busi­ness own­ers in the area.
After report­ing the pile of waste to the city’s 311 ser­vices hot­line, the I-​Team was told it could take up to 90 days before it’s cleaned.
Infec­tious dis­ease spe­cial­ist Dr. Jef­frey Klaus­ner, of UCLA, said there’s no time to waste.Trash and food waste attracts rats,” said Klaus­ner. “It does pose a pub­lic health risk.” An out-​of-​control rat pop­u­la­tion can even lead to the spread of dan­ger­ous strains of sal­mo­nella and bubonic plague, he noted.

How bad it is? This bad:

When state offi­cials inspected the Los Ange­les Police Department’s Cen­tral Divi­sion sta­tion last Novem­ber, they uncov­ered rodent infes­ta­tions and other unsan­i­tary con­di­tions at the facil­i­ties respon­si­ble for pro­tect­ing skid row and other parts of down­town.
The con­di­tions have now become the source of grow­ing anger inside the sta­tion, with some offi­cers threat­en­ing to seek trans­fers and city lead­ers scram­bling to address the prob­lems.
The issues at the Cen­tral Divi­sion come amid larger con­cerns about dis­ease and filth across down­town, notably a ver­min infes­ta­tion at City Hall last year. One city employee was diag­nosed with typhus, a dis­ease that can be spread by rodents. City Hall work­ers said they saw fleas, rodent drop­pings and plants eaten by ver­min in the building.

It would have been unthink­able for such a thing to be tol­er­ated in an Amer­i­can city in the cul­ture of my youth, but that was a time where Amer­i­can cul­ture was untainted by today’s lib­er­al­ism. But now Cal­i­for­nia in gen­eral and LA in par­tic­u­lar are both one party left­ist states and the peo­ple includ­ing the folks at City Hall and at the LAPD are get­ting the gov­ern­ment they deserve.

I’m sure they hoped they deserved better.



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In Minnesota a city council decided to aid “diversity” to those who came to America (but still apparently hate it) by removing the pledge of allegiance from their meetings.

The backlash produced another meeting to reconsider it and a lot of folks turned out but no final decision has been made.

This is why paying attention to local government matters.


In Fitchburg fresh off finally defeating Planned Parenthood the public library is getting ready to bring in Drag Queen Story Time.

My church will hold a special mass that day and people are calling the Mayor and I have a few ideas in mind myself, but it’s an important reminder that beating the devil for a day doesn’t mean you do so forever.


It’s not been a grand time in Seattle. Naked men stabbing people, restaurant chains going bankrupt, hate crimes hoaxes, Amazon building elsewhere, but there is a sign that things finally might be changing.

Seattle City Council elections are coming up in a few months and the Seattle Times reports that Mayor Jenny Durkan has been quietly cleaning up homeless camps at an increased rate compared to last year. Durkan may be hoping that by reducing some of the visible signs of the problem she can mollify voters who are tired of seeing tent camps on sidewalks and in parks throughout the city. 

Eventually things reach a point where the voters rebel and with elections coming the the authorities want to give those angry over what the city has become a reason to direct that anger elsewhere.


In Kentucky the left has decided that the best move they can do is to nominate a far left candidate who already lost for congress to take on Mitch McConnell.

How much of a longshot is the progressive Democrat in Deep Red Kentucky? Even left-leaning (if it leans any further it will fall over) Vox.com summed up her announcement like so: “McGrath’s viral candidacy for Congress fell short in 2018. Now she’s running against the most powerful senator in Washington.” That’s the kind of encouragement most longshot candidates could do without.


And it isn’t like Kentucky’s sixth district, where McGrath (a Kentucky native) ran for Congress in 2018, is completely hostile to Democrats. Democrat Ben Chandler represented the people there from 2004-2013, surviving even the yuge GOP surge of 2010. Despite a very well-funded campaign, lots of favorable media attention, and a genuine war hero record including 89 combat missions bombing al Qaeda and Taliban targets, McGrath still lost to incumbent Republican Andy Barr by more than four points.

I am delighted that it’s likely Kentucky will still get the government they deserve and even more delighted that very dollar the far left spends on McGrath will be a dollar that won’t be used in other races.


Finally it’s simply Amazes me that the people of LA put up with this:


I can’t walk down the street without thinking that a flea could jump on me,” said Estela Lopez, who represents business owners in the area.
After reporting the pile of waste to the city’s 311 services hotline, the I-Team was told it could take up to 90 days before it’s cleaned.
Infectious disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Klausner, of UCLA, said there’s no time to waste. “Trash and food waste attracts rats,” said Klausner. “It does pose a public health risk.” An out-of-control rat population can even lead to the spread of dangerous strains of salmonella and bubonic plague, he noted.

How bad it is? This bad:

When state officials inspected the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division station last November, they uncovered rodent infestations and other unsanitary conditions at the facilities responsible for protecting skid row and other parts of downtown.
The conditions have now become the source of growing anger inside the station, with some officers threatening to seek transfers and city leaders scrambling to address the problems.
The issues at the Central Division come amid larger concerns about disease and filth across downtown, notably a vermin infestation at City Hall last year. One city employee was diagnosed with typhus, a disease that can be spread by rodents. City Hall workers said they saw fleas, rodent droppings and plants eaten by vermin in the building.

It would have been unthinkable for such a thing to be tolerated in an American city in the culture of my youth, but that was a time where American culture was untainted by today’s liberalism. But now California in general and LA in particular are both one party leftist states and the people including the folks at City Hall and at the LAPD are getting the government they deserve.

I’m sure they hoped they deserved better.


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