Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom
Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing
on the radical left and Islamic terrorism
are a few things that are effectively legal in San Francisco:
drugs, public defecation and shoplifting.
And here are some of the things that are banned or will be
banned in the City by the Bay.
water. Eating at work. Vaping
liquids. Upholstered furniture. Plastic
Electric scooters. Coffee
cups and packing peanuts. Tropical
fish. The McDonald’s Happy
can think of something, San Francisco has already banned it.
Or will be banning it soon.
Korea with a tech industry and some leftover Victorian
architecture (which it’s banning tour buses from visiting) has
reacted to the collapse of living conditions and fleeing
tourists by banning everything.
except the behavior that’s making San Francisco unlivable.
the Gold Rush, legend had it that the streets of San Francisco
were paved with gold. These days they’re layered with human
waste after the socialist city legalized public urination and
defecation. A bag of 20 pounds of human waste was
deposited on the street. Urine
corroded a pole so badly that it fell
on a car almost killing the driver.
But don’t think that you can get away with anything in San
Francisco decriminalized public defecation, but criminalized
plastic straws. While bench warrants for public urination are
discarded, the straw fines are real and expensive. A
California statewide bill goes further with a threat of six
months in the county jail for giving a man a straw. When drugs
are legal and straws aren’t, the Mexican cartels will soon
switch to smuggling drinking straws into California.
ban straws? Because straws, according to the San Francisco
ordinance, “may threaten public health” and are bad for the
environment? Piles of human waste in the street are great for
public health and the environment. But a Chicago medical
association disagreed and cancelled its planned conference.
Chicago thinks your city is dirty and dangerous hellhole, you
really have a problem.
America’s greatest experiment with socialism is coping with
its collapse by banning everything. The straw ban isn't the
last straw. It’s one of a series of San Fran bans that would
make Kim Jong-un wince.
straw ban was the brainchild of Supervisor Katy Tang. Katy was
excused from the straw vote because she had to take
her bar exam. She had previously won a proposal to ban
sales of fur coats. In her press
release, Katy noted that, "fur farming contributes to
water and air pollution" because each mink produces "44 pounds
of feces in the mink’s lifetime."
press release doesn’t state how many pounds the Board of
Supervisors produces a year. Or how much the homeless
population that San Francisco’s insane government has
speaking, Katy Tang would be personally responsible for around
342 pounds of waste a year. Or 7 times more than a mink could
manage over its entire existence. The entire Board of
Supervisors, which in true Stalinist style votes 11-0 on its
insane bans (except when Katy has to take an exam), would
directly account for around 3,700 pounds of waste. Or worse
than an entire mink farm.
that’s not accounting for the true legacy of the Board of
homeless population of San Francisco increased by around 1,000
in six years. Complaints about human waste rose
from 5,685 in 2011 to 18,211 in 2016.
A 1,000 increase would mean an extra 342,000 pounds of human
waste. San Francisco pols clamored that all the mink farms in
this country produce a million pounds of waste a year. The
homeless population that they cultivated does that in only a
few months with an estimated annual output of well over 2
are rabid, deranged animals that bite everything in sight. But
millions of them running loose around Frisco would still do
less damage than the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Francisco’s budget topped $11 billion for the first time. An
increase of almost
a billion. Annual spending on the homeless is expected
to rise to over $300 million.
of this would be possible without the tech industry that the
city is trying to alienate. And if North Korea with a tech
industry loses the dot com firms that feed its tax base, it’ll
just be North Korea.
it’s working hard to make that happen.
brilliant ban from the board brains would
outlaw new workplace cafeterias.
can’t have an industrial kitchen in your office building,”
declared Supervisor Aaron Peskin, who along with Supervisor
Ahsha Safai, was one of
the geniuses behind the idea.
workers eat in cafeterias, it deprives the restaurateurs of
customers. The same lefties who banned straws because of their
environmental impact, want to mandate the existence of a
thousand restaurants, which were formerly serving those
straws, without regard to their environmental impact.
the environmental impact of a straw or an employee taking an
Uber for lunch? It’s as disproportionate as the environment
impacts of Katy Tang, Aaron Peskin and Ahsha Safai compared to
a thousand minks whose senseless aggression is at least the
product of instinct, not leftist ideology.
the great hand of socialism gives and takes away. It just
doesn’t make any sense while it’s doing so.
the decree passes, the only people entitled to a free lunch in
San Francisco will be the same ones defecating on the street.
But the workers who actually subsidize the mess aren’t allowed
a free lunch.
will offer you a free lunch. But not if you pay taxes and use
urge the Board to focus on making our streets safe. Perhaps
then, workers would feel better about leaving their workplace
for lunch without having to actively dodge tent camps, human
feces, and needles," one San Francisco letter
that runs contrary to the entire philosophy that turned San
Fran into an overtaxed and overregulated public sewer where
every problem is solved with a new ban.
more heavily regulated than the water you’re getting in
bottles," a senior advisor to the mayor's office insisted of
San Francisco's water in defense of a water bottle ban.
not everybody wants more regulated water. Some people just
want the water that they want.
the vaping liquids, the goldfish, the upholstered furniture,
the plastic bags, fur coats and coffee cups of their choice.
Some people just want to drink their bottled water through a
straw. They want to wear a fur coat while shopping for
tropical fish and upholstered furniture. And then light up a
no room for that attitude in San Francisco where each social
problem is met with a new ban.
restaurants unhappy about the bans on coffee cups, foam
containers and straws? Just ban workplace cafeterias to drive
customers to them. Are workers and companies fleeing San Fran?
Put up a wall made of recycled waste and trash topped with
armed homeless encampments to keep them from escaping. Then
direct the survivors to eat out at the strawless, coffee-cup
less, salt-less and sugar-free vegan restaurant of their
mandated choice offering tasteless meals with no more than 40
worked for North Korea. It’s bound to work for San Francisco.