Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from
San Fransanity.

Hope this year brings
all the opportunity and
success you desire.

P.S. Don't forget about love!

Friday, December 18, 2009

San Francisco Plus Insane Criminals: An Enduring Love Affair

This City's love affair with mentally deranged creeps continues as yet another psycho is given a slap on the wrist with a twist... this time a judge - who had previously slapped said psycho's wrist - was allowed to sit on the jury!

The "Stinky Stabber's" got a cellie!

A man with a two-decade history of biting and attacking San Francisco police officers was convicted of misdemeanor charges Thursday stemming from the latest incident but cleared of a felony.

Miquel McNorton, 49, of San Francisco was found guilty of misdemeanor battery on an officer and two counts of resisting arrest stemming from an Aug. 18 run-in with two officers in the Tenderloin, one of whom he bit on the wrist.

One juror said the panel was not convinced that Officer Michael Wolf had suffered a serious enough injury for the attack to be felony battery.

"We decided that (the bite) really didn't require medical attention," said Steve Duff, the lone juror who agreed to speak about the case (which is fucking nuts - these animals are crawling with disease - should be charged with biological warfare).

The officer testified that he had received inoculations and other treatment after being bitten.

McNorton has been arrested 16 times (!) since 1988 for attacking officers, eight of whom he bit, prosecutors said. He had been convicted of misdemeanors in three bite cases before Thursday's verdict.

Superior Court Judge Kevin McCarthy, who presided over the case, barred prosecutors from telling the jury about McNorton's history, calling it irrelevant.

Defense attorney Seth Meisels argued to the jury that McNorton was not guilty of a felony because Wolf had not been seriously injured.

After the verdict, Meisels said he would arrange for McNorton to receive mental health treatment upon his release. McNorton could spend four months in custody on top of the four months he has served awaiting trial (but will probably be released as soon as possible - as is the way here).

If convicted of a felony, McNorton could have been sent to state prison for as much as three years.

The case drew attention within Hall of Justice circles because Judge Bruce Chan - who in July reduced battery charges in another cop-biting incident involving McNorton from a felony to a misdemeanor - was allowed to sit on the jury.

Chan appeared shocked when prosecutors told him after the verdict about the previous case and said he did not remember it.

"His jaw dropped," said prosecutor Victor Hwang. "He said, 'You all knew that and you let me sit on this jury?' "

Chan was not asked during jury selection about his earlier decision, and McCarthy refused to let prosecutors excuse him. Then, on Thursday, McCarthy gave both the prosecution and defense the opportunity to remove the judge before deliberations, but both declined (!).

Chan left the court without commenting.

Asked what it was like to have Chan on the panel, Duff said, "He was a juror like the rest of us."

It's hard to know what is the stupidest thing about this case... the fact that the liberal pussy judge refused to allow past actions of the animal - which clearly show a pattern, the fact that this liberal pussy judge allowed the other liberal pussy judge to sit on the jury, the jury of liberal pussies that let the animal off easy, or the so-called prosecution (no doubt composed of liberal pussies) who allowed a sympathetic judge to sit on a jury!

The defense attorney seems to be the only sane person in this story.

And that's
never good.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Idiot Republicans Hand Major Victory to Democrats on Wall Street Reform

The stupid idiot Republicans in the House emboldened Democrats everywhere with its unanimous - and unanimously idiotic - opposition to the Wall Street Reform Bill that passed through the house by a vote of 223-202.

The House passed the most ambitious restructuring of federal financial regulations since the New Deal on Friday, aiming to head off any replay of last year's Wall Street failures that plunged the nation deep into recession.

The sprawling legislation would give the government new powers to break up companies that threaten the economy, create a new agency to oversee consumer banking transactions and shine a light into shadow financial markets that have escaped the oversight of regulators.

The vote was a party-line 223-202. No Republicans voted for the bill; 27 Democrats voted against it.

While a victory for the administration, the legislation dilutes some of President Barack Obama's recommendations, carving out exceptions to some of its toughest provisions. The burden now shifts to the Senate, which is not expected to act on its version of a regulatory overhaul until early next year.

The president praised the House action Friday, and called on Congress to act swiftly to get the bill to the White House for his signature.

"The crisis from which we are still recovering was born not only of failure on Wall Street, but also in Washington," Obama said. "We have a responsibility to learn from it and to put in place reforms that will promote sound investment, encourage real competition and innovation and prevent such a crisis from ever happening again. "

The legislation would govern the simplest payday loan and the most complicated high-finance trades. In its breadth, the measure seeks to impose restrictions on every house of finance, from two-teller neighborhood thrifts to huge interconnected conglomerates.

Democratic leaders had to fend off a last-minute attempt to kill a proposed consumer agency, a central element of the legislation and one the features pushed by the White House. The agency would take over consumer protection powers from current banking regulators, and big banks and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce vigorously opposed the idea.

Democrats said the broad legislation would help address problems that led to last year's calamitous financial crisis. Republicans argued that it overreached and would institutionalize bailouts for the financial industry.

"Let's put it to the American people: Do you prefer the Republican position of doing literally nothing to rein in these abuses or should we try to rein them in?" Rep. Barney Frank, who led the Democratic effort on the bill, asked moments before the final vote.

Republicans cast the regulatory bill as a burden to business and argued that it would continue to protect companies considered too big to fail. They offered an alternative that called for special bankruptcy proceedings to dismantle failing financial institutions. That alternative failed.

"This house has been on a spending spree, a bailout spree and a regulatory spree that I could never have imagined in any of my prior 18 years here in Congress," Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio said.

Democrats accused Republicans of doing the bidding of big banks, pointing to a meeting in the Capitol Visitors' Center this week between GOP leaders and about 100 lobbyists. Even the White House took a swipe at House Republicans.

"I didn't expect them to help after a meeting with 100 lobbyists for the financial industry," White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel said in an interview. "I'm not surprised they are opposed to it. The lobbyists are trying to gut this."

Consumer advocates cheered the survival of the consumer protection agency but said the overall legislation fell short, especially in the regulation of complex investment instruments known as derivatives.

Now... even though the Senate won't pick this up 'till early next year, I see this as a major victory for Democrats for several reasons....

1) As a gloating liberal posted in commentary, this bill was passed despite bi-partisan opposition. If nothing else, this vote gives hope to the Democrats, who now know that significant legislation can be passed against conservative-to-moderate opposition (healthcare anyone?).

2) The age-old perception that the GOP is in bed with the worst abuses of the free market system has now been confirmed to the American people. If the GOP was trying to convince people that they held the interests of average struggling Americans over the greedy American banks, then they failed spectacularly.

3) As everyone knows, if there's one thing that the average consumer would say to boost their bottom line and confidence in the economy, they would say "get these fucking banks and credit card companies OFF MY BACK! Make them treat us fairly. Make them stop charging us $35 when we go one cup of coffee over our limit. Make them play by the rules!"

The GOP had a chance to be a part of that - to stand up for American consumers - and blew it bigtime.

Whatever momentum the GOP had towards 2010 is now stalled. Too bad for the country. Obama and the left will utterly destroy us if we let them, and we've given them a great opening, thanks to the GOP's achilles' heel: its uncritical support for "free market" finance that everyone knows is RIGGED.

I dunno... maybe the liberals are right... maybe the GOP is incapable of extricating itself from the hip-pockets of the financial industry.

Look... I'm a Republican and a conservative (just in case the tone of this blog wasn't clear). A great Republican once said "The constitution is not a suicide pact" - and I believe that one's financial philosophy shouldn't be one either.

I am all in favor of companies making a fair return on their investment, and I am leary of all of Obama's schemes... but COME ON! These bankers are CROOKS! The abuses of banks and credit card companies are well documented. They are nothing less than financial rapists and the way they have conducted themselves in this tough economic time towards their own customers can only be described as profoundly evil.

This is one case - I am sad to say - where the Democrats are on the right side.

It makes me angry when so many conservatives spout on about "personal responsibility" (which I'm all for btw) but can't see criminality for what it is. It's one of the main reasons - if not the main reason - why so many people don't take us Republicans seriously. And why should they... we are standing up for criminals.

And, as you know, I do not stand up for criminals - whether they are wearing doo-rags or pinstripes. A crook is a crook.

This isn't about (the all too usual) creeping Socialism of the Obama-ites; this whole thing came about because of people on Wall Street consumed with sheer greed and a political party that refuses to be less than dogmatic on the issue of finance. If the industry had taken even the slightest measures to address the overwhelming tide of seething hatred (deservedly) flowing their way, they might have avoided this. But pure greed knows no limits.

The industry richly deserves any and all limits put against it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

What. A. Shock. "Stinky Stabber's" Attorney Sets Up Insanity Plea

Wow. I am shocked. Truly.

Crazy... at least,
crazy about stabbing people on buses

Bobby Brown - the alleged human being accused of now 5 stabbings and 18 felony counts - is going to plead insanity, apparently.

The attorney for the homeless man who is facing 18 charges in a string of stabbing attacks on Muni passengers and women in the street told a San Francisco judge today that he has doubts his client is psychologically fit to stand trial.

Bobby L. Brown Jr., 30, was to appear before Superior Court Judge Donna Little to answer for the charges, the latest of which, filed Thursday, involved a woman stabbed in the arm on an N-Judah Metro train May 12.

Brown's alleged victims now number five, including an 11-year-old boy badly wounded (nearly murdered) in a stabbing on a Muni bus Sept. 1.

However, the defense attorney's assertion about Brown's mental state puts the entire case on hold.

"I've declared a doubt about his ability to assist me," Brown's attorney, V. Roy Lefcourt, said outside court. He noted that Brown is in the jail ward of San Francisco General Hospital because he is considered a danger to himself or (clearly) others.

"I want him to see a psychiatrist, I want him to be evaluated and I want to see if he needs medication," Lefcourt said.

Brown is scheduled to appear Monday before another judge, who will arrange for a psychiatrist to evaluate whether he is able to assist in his defense and whether he understands the nature of the charges against him.

Lefcourt asserted that Brown is overwhelmed by what is happening. Brown "has had numerous problems" (bad childhood, didn't get what he wanted for Christmas, blah, blah, blah...) and has not been able to get help for his "serious psychological issues," the defense attorney said.

Brian Buckelew, spokesman for District Attorney Kamala Harris, said prosecutors were surprised that Lefcourt had not waited until after arraignment to seek a psychological evaluation. Brown has not entered pleas to any of the felony charges against him, which include four counts of attempted murder.

... and of course the insanity delay was granted...

Criminal proceedings against a 30-year-old homeless man accused of five separate unprovoked stabbings in San Francisco this year, three of them on San Francisco Municipal Railways, were suspended indefinitely today after the man's attorney declared a doubt about his mental competency.

The suspect, Bobby Brown, is facing four counts of attempted murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, eight counts of battery and one count of attempted robbery for the alleged attacks.

The attacks include a 41-year-old woman stabbed in the arm on a Muni train May 12; an 11-year-old boy knifed in the stomach on a Muni bus Sept. 1; two women stabbed while walking in the Tenderloin on Nov. 14 and Nov. 26; and a 24-year-old woman stabbed twice with a corkscrew on a Muni train Nov. 30.

Police said the stabbings were all random and unprovoked: the unknown attacker said nothing and then fled. In the Nov. 14 Tenderloin stabbing, he reportedly asked the woman for money before attacking her.

All five victims survived, though the boy nearly bled to death.

Brown was arrested Dec. 1.

But the criminal cases were suspended in San Francisco Superior Court this morning when Brown's attorney V. Roy Lefcourt requested a hearing on "his ability to assist counsel" and understand the nature of the charges against him. A hearing is scheduled for Monday for the appointment of a psychiatrist or psychologist to evaluate Brown.

Brown, who is being held on $5 million bail, was dressed today in a red jail uniform and listened quietly to the proceedings, his head hung low and his eyes cast downward.

When Judge Donna Little told Brown he was going to a different courtroom for Monday's proceedings, he responded, "Alright ... alright."

Brown is being held now in a hospital ward due to his status as "a danger to himself and others," Lefcourt told reporters outside the courtroom.

Lefcourt said he and Brown have "had conversations," but he wanted to make sure Brown understands what his attorney is saying, and that he can receive the proper medication if necessary.

Lefcourt said last week that Brown told him he was not guilty.

"When you have a serious case like this, you have to be able to help your lawyer," Lefcourt said today. "I think he has some serious psychological issues," he added.

Lefcourt reiterated his stance last week that the identification of his client as the stabbing suspect in the five cases was at issue. He also said he has since spoken with members of Brown's family.

"They have been in touch with me, and they're very concerned," he said.

This morning's development, though not uncommon, took prosecutors by surprise as to the timing.

District Attorney's Office spokesman Brian Buckelew said Lefcourt's request was "unexpected."

"The people were prepared to arraign Bobby Brown today," he said, adding that prosecutors have no opinion yet on Brown's mental competency.

Buckelew said all five victims have identified Brown as their attacker through either live, photo or video lineups.

"I'm confident in all five cases," he said.

If found incompetent to assist his attorney, Brown will remain in a custodial status -- typically in a mental hospital, Buckelew said -- until competency is restored and criminal proceedings can resume.

That can take years, if ever.

If convicted, Brown would face life in prison.

A comment to the SFAppeal article said:

"I can also say, from reliable sources, that Brown's competency will be an issue. He was taken quietly by the SFPD because, allegedly, he had no idea what he was wanted for or why he was being arrested. That is a good clue about his mental state right there. The test will be: does he know what he has done, and does he know right from wrong?"

The answer is what does it matter? What does it matter if he knows what he has done? Does that take the knife out of that poor kids' stomach? Does that keep a woman from getting stabbed on Thanksgiving Day in front of her 3 children? Who fucking cares if he "knows right from wrong" or not???

He is clearly a danger to others, if not himself. He has proven again and again and again, that he cannot function in society without committing heinous, atrocious acts (and those are just the ones we know about).

When an insane, dangerous animal is loose on the streets, you kill it. No difference here. You do not take it to the kennel and let it maul the other animals hoping it will get better. You put it out of its misery. It's the humane thing to do.

God... it's amazing that I even have to say this shit.

If "not knowing right from wrong" is enough to get you off an attempted murder rap, then the police just might as well disband right now; there are an awful lot of people in this town who don't know right from wrong.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tough Talking Kamala Harris? BWAHAHAHAHA!

So the "Stinky Stabber" - a psychopathic puke named Bobby Brown - has been caught and charged not only with the two high profile stabbings of a child and a woman, but also with two other stabbings that somehow didn't get as much media attention.

And, after over 5 years of coddling criminals and cutting plea bargains for a small fraction of the perps' sentence in order to boost her image of being "smart on crime," San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris is now trying to convince us that she's grown a pair and is actually going to prosecute this case to the proper extent that it deserves.

Too little. Too late.

A homeless man was charged Wednesday with a string of stabbings against women and children as they rode Muni or walked the streets of San Francisco.

Bobby L. Brown Jr., 30, faces four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon and seven other felony charges stemming from the unprovoked attacks, including one Monday.

District Attorney Kamala Harris said all four attacks - and two more that are being investigated as potentially involving Brown - appear to be random, targeted at vulnerable people and committed with no motive.

"We are ending tonight this defendant's reign of terror," Harris said Wednesday night. "We've got our guy, and he's off the streets." (yeah... for now...)

Harris said Brown faces 72 years to life in prison if he is convicted (by a jury and sentenced by a judge. No telling how long he'll get if he gets one of your sweet plea deals, Kamala...).

Rachel "Ty" Brown, 24, who is not related to the suspect, was stabbed on the J-Church streetcar as she slept on the way to school. Prosecutors say Bobby Brown attacked her with a corkscrew found in his pocket when he was arrested Tuesday. Authorities believe he used a knife in the three earlier incidents.

The first occurred on Sept. 1, when 11-year-old Hatim Mansori was repeatedly stabbed as he rode home from baseball practice.

Bobby Brown's mug shot had been in a group of photos the boy was asked to review after leaving the hospital, but he was unable to identify him. Unable to make a case against Bobby Brown, San Francisco police turned him over to San Mateo County authorities on an outstanding warrant in an indecent exposure case.

The boy's mother, Laila Elfazouzi, said Wednesday that her son had been asked to assist police in making an identification this week.

She said she was frustrated in how long it took to capture a suspect. "It takes so long, meanwhile, he hit another victim, the lady, it's very sad," she said.

The attacks escalated after Bobby Brown was released from jail in San Mateo County on Nov. 10, authorities said.

He pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges and was put on probation. He was later charged with misdemeanor battery of a San Mateo sheriff's deputy while in custody.

Four days after his release, prosecutors say, on Nov. 14, Bobby Brown allegedly stabbed a 25-year-old San Francisco woman at Sutter and Jones streets at 10:40 a.m. after she refused to give him money. She was stabbed twice in the back and buttocks and was hospitalized.

On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, he allegedly attacked a 26-year-old woman in the Tenderloin at Golden Gate and Leavenworth streets in front of her three young children, one of whom she was pushing in a stroller.

Prosecutors said Bobby Brown grabbed the victim for no apparent reason and stabbed her three times in the back. She was hospitalized for seven hours.

"I feel like there's been some closure," said the victim, who asked not to be named. "I feel utterly grateful that I am alive today. That guy could have taken my life.

"He's sick - anyone in this world who would just randomly attack a woman with three small children is sick. "

Police Commander John Loftus said police were able to link the attacks because they were all stabbings, all random, the locations were all clustered in the city's central neighborhoods and the victims' and witnesses' descriptions of the attacker all matched up.

Loftus said two other stabbings are being investigated in connection with Bobby Brown, and that anybody who knows of similar attacks should call the police department's tip line at (415) 575-4444.

Harris said she could not discuss the defendant's mental state, but that it would not prevent her office from getting a conviction in court.

Harris said an arraignment could be scheduled for as early as this morning.

Authorities said Bobby Brown has been violent before on public transit.

On Dec. 14, 2004, he was accused of punching a woman for no reason as she waited for train doors to open at the MacArthur BART Station in Oakland, BART spokesman Linton Johnson said. Bobby Brown was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery, and although no charges were filed, he was sent back to state prison on a parole violation.

Bobby Brown had also been cited twice in 2003 for BART fare evasion.

The most serious crime on his record dates to July 13, 1999, when police said he shot at a Noe Valley man who confronted him for knocking on a woman's window at 11 p.m.

The man told him to leave but Bobby Brown fired at the man and fled, officials said. Bobby Brown was arrested on attempted murder charges and pleaded guilty (or plea bargained his way down) to charges of assault with a deadly weapon.

He was given a three-year suspended prison sentence (for shooting a stranger - that's S.F. for 'ya) but was later sent to prison for violating his parole.

He has told authorities in San Mateo that he lived at an O'Farrell Street SRO hotel, but a clerk there said this week he had not been staying there for several months.

Bobby Brown's father, Bobby L. Brown Sr. of Richmond, declined to comment late Wednesday.

Kamala... you had better not fuck this up. I have a real hard time believing in this change of heart crap; it looks too much like an election year ploy to convince the people of California you've got what it takes to be state Attorney General. You don't. Everyone in SF knows it, and soon everyone in the state will know it when the litany of people you have failed to protect come out of the shadows.

Your problem, as I have stated before, is that you love criminals. You probably even think that this sick, sad piece of excrement can somehow be rehabilitated. He's a career criminal who nearly murdered four people in the last 3 months. What sane person would argue that he should get anything but the maximum possible penalty - which would be life?

Speaking of arguments from sane people, let's look at the opposite - taken from the SFGate's comments page...

-This is just another downtrodden black man striking back at the society that made him this way. Instead of locking him up and increasing his rage, this man can be rehabilitated. Giving him an education, a place to live, some help, this can be the reparations America should give to the black man for the sins committed against them.

Now... let me just breathe for a second... okay... this comment is so utterly stupid that at first I thought it must have been a joke. But then I remembered this is San Francisco and allegedly sane people still think this way. I don't even know where to begin with... the unbelievable naivete? the apologism for evil? God... how do you begin to reason with someone so DUMB?

Christ... even when I was a liberal I wasn't THAT dumb!

As usual though, the comments do bring out some folks who have not embraced the bullshit and respect reality enough to see the situation - all of it - for what it is...

-When society is kind to the cruel it is cruel to the kind. See what happens when you feel sorry for thugs and let them back into society whether they are brain-mad from drug use, came from a bad upbringing, or are simply sadistic?

-The City will just put him in a program because he's homeless and mentally ill...

-Sorry, but this guy doesn't belong in a school. He is too far gone. He belongs in the looney bin. Also, the days that blacks couldn't get an education are long gone. Anybody in this country who wants an education can get one. Furthermore, we don't know at this point what made him this way. Even his own family could be a great contributor, so stop trying to lay this at the feet of "society."

-When do we get to end DA Kamala Harris reign of terror over all San Francisco? You'll notice she finally starts prosecuting a case here and there as we lead up to the elections -- but the trailing six years she acted in agency with every banger and MS-13 hood in SF -- if there were truth in advertising the last six years she'd need to say she's from the Public Defender office.

-He'll be back on the streets after some kind of compassion defense or other silliness.
It'll surely turn out that Bobby Brown has a criminal past that should have kept him in jail instead of out on the streets stabbing people, but S.F. is soft on crime, so no surprise.

-Since Harris is so utterly fricken useless, he'll walk. Just watch.

-Knowing Kamala Harris, this guy will be back on the streets in no time.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

"Stinky Stabber" Caught - Cop-killing Seattle Animal Put Down

News out of SF is that MUNI patrons can leave their Kevlar vests at home for the time being, as a "man" has been arrested in the "Stinky Stabber" case.

This comes as MUNI implements drastic service cuts starting December 5th. Maybe a good thing?

San Francisco police have arrested a man in the stabbing of a Muni Metro passenger Monday, authorities said today.

The suspect, Bobby Brown, 30, a (most likely typically criminally insane) transient, was arrested on the street along the Metro tracks in the Sunset District this morning, police said.

He is being held on attempted murder and other charges stemming from the attack Monday on Rachel "Ty" Brown, 24, on the J-Church Metro line. The suspect and the victim are not related.

Police are trying to determine whether Bobby Brown may also have been responsible for the Sept. 1 stabbing of 11-year-old Hatim Mansori on the 49-Mission bus.

Taraval Station Officers Feliks Gasanyan and Maria Donati made the arrest at 8 a.m. at 31st and Judah streets. The officers recognized Bobby Brown on the street along the N-Judah Metro line.

"They were on the Muni streetcar routes in hopes of finding him," said Lt. Michael Connolly of the investigators bureau (I know... cops doing their job??? Who woulda thunk it...).

The victim, who is still hospitalized, said in an interview before the arrest that she was sleeping aboard the outbound J-Church train at Church and Market streets Monday morning when a man walked past her and struck her at least twice in her side.

"I saw his face," Rachel Brown said. "He startled me awake, then he ran off the train."

At first, she said, she didn't realize what had happened and didn't want to call police.

"I thought the guy just punched me, no big deal," she said. After two or three stops, she said, she realized she was bleeding, and other passengers notified the operator.

Now... I really don't wanna rag on the victim here... she didn't ask to get stabbed... but both her and her "partner" displayed exactly the PC, anti-punishment attitude that directly contributes to this kind of situation.

(Brown's partner Gabby) Winder said she assumed the man who stabbed Brown on Monday was mentally ill.

"I felt sorry for him," Winder said. "If you find him, help him. I feel bad. I didn't want the dude to go to jail, but he's not mentally there."

Your girlfriend is stabbed, nearly killed, and you feel sorry for him. The only reason you want him caught is so that he gets help? Not so that he doesn't kill an innocent person, but so that
he gets help? Whatever! Fucking liberals.

Brown herself showed a little more sense, saying that she decided to do interviews from her hospital bed after hearing that the "poor" psycho who nearly killed her had nearly killed an 11-year old kid. Sometimes political correctness just can't compete with a hard, cold dose of reality.


It is time for us to stop looking at the drug addicted/insane zombies who roam our streets as our stray pets.

A commenter on sfgate summed it up nicely...

If it had happened suddenly, San Franciscans might have reacted more forcefully. That might not have been an entirely good thing, either... But it happened gradually, if fairly consistently, beginning sometime between the Beats and the Hippies, people came here to Be Free. Mencken noted that those arriving for the Democratic convention (1920) felt they'd escaped America. You could do things here you couldn't do even in LA, or NY, or so we've been told. But over the years the idea of Tolerance became confused with Acceptance, and it almost always ran one way, the newcomer insisting You had to accept them, but they didn't have to accept You. Clearly, You were not cool, You were wrong. They got to do what they wanted, and You had to accept it, because this was San Francisco, but what you did was simply Wrong/Not Cool. The lunatics now control the Asylum. The losers seem to think they can call the shots. The difference between Tolerance and Acceptance needs to be reset. Soon.

Here here! I for one get real sick of these leftist cultural carpetbaggers... these liberal dumbfucks from wherever who come to San Francisco, take a big, steaming ideological dump, and call themselves the "soul of San Francisco." You would think, talking to them, that San Francisco has had eight generations where everyone in every family was a transgendered body piercer or homeless art camper or multi-ethnic dildo producer. San Francisco is (or at least, was) a place where normal - and I'm sorry because I know how much liberals hate that word - normal people lived and had *gag* families and *ack* worked for a living at honest jobs and *eeew* went to church and all the other things that people who aren't fucked up in the head do. But I digress...

By that time, however, the attacker was long gone from the train.

Rachel Brown was being treated at San Francisco General Hospital for at least two wounds in the side. One wound was superficial, the other more penetrating. She may be released today, hospital officials say.

Police are trying to determine whether Bobby Brown may have been responsible for stabbing 11-year-old Hatim on the bus Sept. 1 at Mission and 19th streets. The descriptions of that attacker and the man who stabbed Rachel Brown on Monday were similar.

The boy was badly wounded in the attack but recovered. His mother said he has returned to the sixth grade at Marina Middle School.

The stabbings and other high-profile incidents, including a fight between two female passengers (one black and one asian) that was posted on YouTube, have led to public concern about whether crime on Muni is increasing (and, as you'll see, it is).

Figures compiled by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees Muni, show that the number of crimes committed in the first three months of the fiscal year, through Sept. 30, was slightly higher than in the same period in 2008.

A total of 248 crimes on the Muni system were reported to police from July through September, up from 230 in the same three months in 2008. The number of aggravated assaults dropped, from nine in the first quarter of fiscal 2008-09 to four in the same period this year.

The number of reported robberies in each period was identical, 37. (Sooo... aggravated assaults are down... robberies are holding steady... so what crimes are increasing - I mean, besides the stabbings of course?)


And meanwhile, while the story above may end up being a good one - with a psychopath behind bars (at least 'till Kamala Harris can find a way too release him) - the horrible story from up in Seattle has had a good ending....

A lone officer on patrol in the middle of the night Tuesday spotted a stolen car, its hood up and engine running, and pulled over to check it out. As the patrolman sat in his cruiser, a burly man with a large mole on his cheek came up from behind.

The officer turned, stepped outside and recognized the most wanted man in the Pacific Northwest — the ex-con accused of gunning down four cops at a coffee shop.

Moments later, Maurice Clemmons, 37, lay dead in the street, shot by the patrolman after Clemmons made a move for a gun he had taken from one of the slain officers, police said.

Clemmons' death brought to an end two days of fear across the Seattle-Tacoma area and one of
the biggest manhunts the region has ever seen. Dozens of police officers milled around at the scene afterward, some solemnly shaking hands and patting each other on the back.

"Good thing he wasn't able to get the gun out here or we might have had a different ending to this whole thing," Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said. "The officer in Seattle did a good job of making sure he went home safe tonight."

Clemmons eluded capture thanks to family and friends who provided him with shelter, cell phones, cash and first aid for the severe belly wound he suffered when one of the dying officers in Sunday's coffee-shop rampage got off a shot, police said. Six to seven of those associates were being arrested Tuesday.

Among them, police said, was Darcus D. Allen, a convicted murderer who served in prison with Clemmons in Arkansas and allegedly drove the getaway truck after the coffee shop rampage; two men who later traveled with Clemmons as he eluded police; and Clemmons' sister, who bandaged him up and gave him a lift part way to Seattle.

It wasn't immediately known if she or Allen had attorneys; the other two have pleaded not guilty.

"Some are friends, some are acquaintances, some are partners in crime, some are relatives. Now they're all partners in crime," Troyer said.

Troyer said paramedics were stunned that Clemmons lived as long as he did with the bullet wound. It had been packed with gauze and patched with duct tape.

It was not clear exactly where Clemmons was while on the run. Police rushed from place to place, following tips that often came up empty or yielded only accomplices. They searched homes and apartments around the city and cordoned off a park after a report of blood in a restroom.

On Sunday, Clemmons briefly took refuge at a house in the city's well-to-do Leschi neighborhood, slipping away before police surrounded the home in an all-night siege that ended when SWAT officers stormed the place and realized he wasn't there.

Clemmons has a violent, erratic past, and authorities in Washington state and Arkansas — where then-Gov. Mike Huckabee in 2000 commuted his 108-year prison sentence for armed robbery and other offenses — are facing tough questions about why an apparently violent and deranged man was out on the street.

On Sunday, six days after posting bail in Washington on charges of raping a child, Clemmons walked into the coffee shop in suburban Tacoma and killed four uniformed Lakewood police officers as they caught up on paperwork on their laptops, police said.

"The only motive that we have is he decided he was going to go kill police officers," Troyer said. Investigators also reported that Clemmons told others the night before the shooting that he was going to kill police and they should watch the news, but they wrote it off as "crazy-talk."

In a statement posted on the conservative Web site, Huckabee said: "I take full responsibility for my actions of nine years ago. I acted on the facts presented to me in 2000. If I could have possibly known what Clemmons would do nine years later, I obviously would have made a different decision. But if the same file was presented to me today, I would have likely made the same decision."

The Seattle patrol officer who killed Clemmons, Benjamin L. Kelly, 39, a seven-year law enforcement veteran, will be placed on leave, which is standard procedure after a shooting.

The officer was driving in a working-class neighborhood of south Seattle at about 2:45 a.m. when he came across a stolen car, its engine running, Assistant Seattle Police Chief Jim Pugel said.

As he sat in his cruiser, beginning paperwork on the car, he sensed movement, turned and saw someone approaching, Pugel said. The officer stepped out and immediately recognized the man, whose face had been all over TV and mugshot fliers memorized by every officer in the region.

The patrolman ordered Clemmons to freeze and show his hands, but he kept moving, and the officer fired several rounds, hitting the man at least twice, Pugel said.

Police said Clemmons would have died eventually of the gunshot wound he suffered in the coffee-shop rampage.

At the time of his arrest in Washington state earlier this year, investigators said Clemmons had visions that he was Jesus Christ and that the world was on the verge of the apocalypse. He also "told the officer President Obama and Lebron James are his brothers, Oprah (Winfrey) is his sister and referred to himself as 'the beast,'" according to court papers obtained by The News Tribune of Tacoma.

A psychological evaluation in October found he was a risk to public safety, but not enough of one to justify committing him, the newspaper reported.

U.N., Associated Press Slam Switzerland - Again - For Minaret Ban

The United Nations and the Associated Press - two anti-Western bodies infiltrated by radical Islamic apologists - once again are hammering away at the Swiss people for their stance against the Islamic invasion of their country.

The United Nations called Switzerland's ban on new minarets "clearly discriminatory" and deeply divisive (maybe that was the point...), and the Swiss foreign minister acknowledged Tuesday the government was very concerned about how the vote would affect the country's image.

U.N. human rights chief Navi Pillay (formerly of that great bastion of human rights and tolerance of minorities - the African National Congress. In addition, she's also a regular contributor to - no surprise here - the Huffington Post) said Sunday's referendum to outlaw the construction of minarets in Switzerland was the product of "anti-foreigner scare-mongering."

The criticism from Pillay, whose office is based in the Swiss city of Geneva, comes after an outcry from Muslim countries, Switzerland's European neighbors and human rights watchdogs (and leftist orgs like the AP) since 57.5 percent of the Swiss population ratified the ban.

The Swiss government opposed the initiative but has sought to defend it as an action not against Islam or Muslims, but one aimed at improving integration and fighting extremism.

"These are extraordinary claims when the symbol of one religion is targeted," Pillay said in a statement. She said she was saddened to see xenophobic arguments gain such traction with Swiss voters despite their "long-standing support of fundamental human rights."

The referendum doesn't affect Switzerland's four existing minarets, or the ability of Muslims to practice their religion. It only bans the towers used to put out the Islamic call to prayer.

But wealthy Arab tourists might think twice now about spending their money in Geneva and other Swiss cities, and the neutral country's efforts to mediate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could also suffer (presumably because they won't be seen as completely pro-Palestine).

Sweden, which holds the European Union's rotating presidency (and has its own serious problems with Muslim immigrants - including a soaring rape rate - with over 90% of them being committed by foreigners), said the United Nations should reconsider its presence in Geneva, where it employs thousands of people and holds hundreds of conferences each year.

"Questions could very well be raised within the U.N. about holding meetings and activities in Switzerland, even if the Geneva canton belonged to those which voted against the ban," Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said on his blog.

Bildt said the vote was a poor act of diplomacy on Switzerland's part (It was not an act of diplomacy at all - it was an act of resistance against those who would force them to change - either the Muslims directly and/or the U.N. and E.U. indirectly).

"Even if this is Switzerland, it sends a very unfortunate signal to large parts of the rest of the world about attitudes and prejudices in Europe," Bildt said. "We all have an interest in showing that this impression is false and in the long-term even dangerous."

In Athens on Tuesday, Swiss Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey said the government was worried about the ban.

"We are very concerned with this referendum. The reality of our societies in Europe and throughout the world (that reality being that Western countries everywhere are being invaded by hordes of hostile, non-assimilating aliens - and that the unholy cabal of cultural Marxists and cheap labor Industrial interests are deliberately destroying their own countries to facilitate it) is that each limitation on the coexistence of different cultures and religions also endangers our security," Calmy-Rey said during a meeting of foreign ministers of the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

"Provocation risks triggering other provocation and risks inflaming extremism," she added.

What kind of fucking logic is that - If someone is invading you, don't upset them because then they'll get angry???

Sunday's referendum, which was backed by nationalist parties (none of whom will even be named, let alone quoted), forced the government to declare illegal the building of any new minarets.

Calmy-Rey stressed that Muslims were accepted in Swiss society, and the decision would not change the foreign policy of the country, which would continue to maintain close relations with Muslim nations (presumably meaning wide-open immigration policies).

"Swiss Muslims are well integrated and will continue to attend the 200 mosques in the country," she said.

The minister said if an appeal against the referendum is lodged at the European Court of Human Rights, it would be up to the court to decide on its legality.

But why did the Swiss people vote this way? What was behind the vote? Who was behind the vote? Why do you think a clear majority of the Swiss would do this?

Whatever the answers are, you can be sure they will never appear in a report by the Associated Press. To do so would be to acknowledge the legitimate fears and anxieties of a continent being flooded with hostile foreigners, and also acknowledge a Western country's right to defend itself and determine what kind of society they are. And all of these things are simply unacceptable to the AP.

I was never a rabid anti-U.N. person, but more and more I am seeing why so many in this country consider this body a fascist, anti-Western entity.

Monday, November 30, 2009

MUNI's "Stinky Stabber" Strikes Again

WARNING to all San Franciscans who don't like to be stabbed on buses...

The "man" who nearly stabbed an 11-year old boy to death on a MUNI bus three months ago has apparently struck again, this time stabbing a woman on a J-Church LRV before fleeing at Market & Church this morning.

She was hospitalized with what they call in the biz a "non-life threatening" wound to her left abdomen. Thank God.

Here is a sketch and description of this lowlife piece of shit...

Suspect is described as...

black male in his 30s

6-foot-tall (maybe a little taller) and approximately 190 lbs.


wearing black hoodie sweater, a black jacket, and a black do-rag

described in both attacks as having "strong body odor"

He was carrying tennis shoes hanging from his neck.

Remember... the first attack occurred at 19th & Mission and this one was near Market & Church. Sounds like a local; this is a very small area. Be very aware if you live in this area.

If you see this person please call 911 immediately and get the hell out of reach of him. Fuck political correctness - just do it. This is one sick motherfucker who needs to be exterminated. Best left to the professionals.

-I have lived in SF for a quarter century. I feel much less safe in this city than ever before. A simple drive down 18th, or Market, or in SOMA, entails a rogues gallery, and a constant "Who are these people? Where have they come here from?" thought stream. Its just wild. Our city is crammed to the gills with nomadic crazies, who are allowed to run rampant over the rest of us. Its just nuts. -sfgate commenter jerk_quake

On the Swiss Minaret Ban: "Human Rights" Racists Seek to Impose Their Will on Europe

The leftwing garbage at the SFGate are all a-twitter as an organization of international racism suggests it may be able to force the people of Switzerland (and all over Europe) to bend over and spread 'em for a Muslim invasion.

As usual, the leftist Associated Press spews forth the prop...

A Swiss ban on minarets could violate fundamental liberties, Europe's top human-rights watchdog said Monday in an indication that the heavily criticized vote (heavily criticized by leftist trash like the AP, anyway...) could be overturned.

The Swiss justice minister also said the European Court of Human Rights could strike down the Sunday vote, which incurred swift condemnation at home and abroad for banning the towers used to put out the Islamic call to prayer.

The 47-nation Council of Europe said that banning "new minarets in Switzerland raises concerns as to whether fundamental rights of individuals, protected by international treaties, should be subject to popular votes." Switzerland presides over the council, which is associated with the European Court of Human Rights. The court rules on breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Justice Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf said the ban would come into force immediately, but indicated that it could be overturned.

"The ban contradicts the European Convention on Human Rights," Zurich daily Blick cited Widmer-Schlumpf as saying.

The referendum backed by nationalist parties was approved by 57.5 percent of the population Sunday, forcing the government to declare illegal the building of any new minarets in Switzerland. It doesn't affect the country's four existing minarets.

France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner said he was "a bit scandalized" by the vote, which amounts to "oppressing a religion."

"I hope that the Swiss will go back on this decision rather quickly," Kouchner said on France's RTL radio. "It is an expression of intolerance, and I detest intolerance."

The U.N.'s special investigator on religious freedom, Asma Jahangir, said the ban on new minarets constitutes "a clear discrimination against members of the Muslim community in Switzerland."

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, the secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference, called the ban an "example of growing anti-Islamic incitement in Europe by the extremist, anti-immigrant, xenophobic, racist, scare-mongering ultra-right politicians who reign over common sense, wisdom and universal values (like truck bombings and beheadings)."

Wealthy Arab tourists might think twice now about spending their money in Geneva and other Swiss cities popular with visitors from the Gulf, and the neutral country's efforts to mediate in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could also suffer, said Daniel Warner, a Swiss-American political scientist at the Graduate Institute in Geneva.

Arriving at a meeting of European Union justice ministers, Widmer-Schlumpf argued the vote was not "a referendum against Islam ... but a vote directed against fundamentalist developments."

She defended the referendum as being "about minarets and not, of course, about the Islamic community," she said. "We are interested in a multi-religious society in Switzerland."

Supporters of the ban said the number of Muslims in Switzerland had grown sharply from 50,000 in 1980, but it is still only 4 percent of the 7.5 million population, many of whom don't practice. Western Europe has an estimated 14 million Muslims.

Voting figures showed a rural-urban split in the Swiss vote, with only 38.6 percent of people in major cities backing the ban compared with about two-thirds of the population in smaller towns and villages, officials said.

Anne-Marie Birnstiel, in the wealthy Alpine town of Gstaad told AP Television News she was disappointed by the vote and afraid of the consequences for Switzerland.

But, fellow town resident Anton Seil told APTN that "we are in Switzerland, and if I go to another country I also can't build up my church or represent my faith. So, they have to adapt to us in Switzerland too (God... what a racist!!!)."

Switzerland isn't alone in expressing fears about a growing Muslim population (and that is a bit of an understatement), though it is the only country where voters can easily enact constitutional amendments through referendums.

France, too, has enacted (sensible) laws that Muslims claim are directed at them, including a ban on the wearing of religious symbols, such as headscarves, in schools.

Overnight, opponents of the minaret ban lit candles in front of the Swiss parliament in Bern and hung up banners saying "This is not my Switzerland (Oh you don't know how true that is...)."

In Zurich, unknown people smashed a glass door of the offices of the nationalist Swiss People's Party — which had backed the ban — cantonal (state) police said.

The European Court of Human Rights, on the face of it, seems to be a much more sensible organization than, say, the rabidly racist Human Rights Watch, and has even sided with countries in the past that decided to ban headscarves and things of that nature. However, the ECHR was responding to government decrees - not seeking to overturn votes of the people.

The ECHR cannot literally force a country to abide by its rulings, but can expel countries that don't.

Human rights... who could be against that, right? Do these fucking arbiters of Human Rights ever go after third world countries for their anti-Western crimes? No. They only go after Western, Christian white nations... demonstrating beautifully the racism and bigotry that hinds behind the noble moniker of "human rights."

The minaret is nothing more than a raised middle finger to Western society. These assholes know this, and it is why they so vehemently fight for the "rights" of invader scum to trash their newly occupied areas.


Ban on Minarets in Switzerland Passes Easily

Sunday, November 29, 2009

31 years after Jonestown: Remembering the most gruesome, evil multi-cultist of all

On the 31st Anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre - this article reminds us - lest we forget - that Jones, if he were alive and spouting today, would no doubt be a hero of the cultural Marxist left.

Almost everyone has heard of the charismatic cult leader Jim Jones, and the 1978 mass suicide to which he led his followers in the South American nation of Guyana. Far less well known is that Jones was an early proponent of the anti-white, racial diversity thinking that is now so widespread.

Jim Jones was born in Indiana in 1931. He began preaching in his 20s, even though he had no formal religious training, and mixed religion and politics while still a young man. His views were radically politically correct, even by today’s standards, let alone those of the 1950s. His religious style was charismatic, and included faith healing.

Jones’s belief in “equality and justice” led him to start his own racially integrated church in Indianapolis, which he first named Community Unity and later The Peoples Temple. In 1958, Jones started what he called his Rainbow Family by adopting three Korean children and a black boy. His one biological child was named Stephen Gandhi Jones.

Jones impressed the authorities in Indianapolis with his multi-racial efforts. In 1960, the mayor named him president of the Indianapolis Commission on Human Rights, with a salary of $7,000 a year, but he decided to move his church to California.

Again, Jones won favor with the authorities. He was elected president of the Grand Jury of Mendocino County, and after moving to San Francisco, the church grew to over 7,500 members. In 1975 he mobilized 800 members to work full-time for the successful mayoral campaign of George Moscone.

In 1976, he bused in hundreds of followers to a campaign meeting with Rosalynn Carter, wife of the future president. His photo appeared with Mrs. Carter in the papers the next day, and the President-elect invited him to Washington for the inauguration. Then-California State Assemblyman Willie Brown said, “San Francisco needs 10 more Jim Jones,” and helped to have him appointed by Mayor Moscone to the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission.

Despite these honors, there was an investigation of the church for tax evasion, and Jones moved the church again, this time to a commune in Guyana. Jonestown, founded in the summer of 1976 along with about 1,000 followers, did not last long. In November 1978, a congressman named Leo Ryan flew to Guyana, and spent three days investigating complaints in Jonestown. Fourteen of Jones’s followers, unhappy with life in Jonestown, asked to fly back to the United States with Ryan. At the airstrip, just as the congressman’s party was about to leave, a truckload of Jonestown security guards arrived and started shooting, killing Congressman Ryan and four others.

Jones then decided on mass “revolutionary suicide,” a phrase he borrowed from Black Panther leader Huey Newton. On Jones’s instructions, all members of the cult were to drink cyanide-laced Flavor Aid (a Kool-Aid knock-off). Children were poisoned first, then adults. Some were shot trying to leave. In all 914 died, including 276 children.

Jones eventually became a kind of communist in his politics, but much of what he and his followers stood for is very close to the politically correct mainstream. The goal of Jonestown was to build an agricultural paradise free of sexism and racism. As part of this program, Jones promoted mixed-race marriage and adoption of bi-racial children. He also taught that all inequality was caused by white male oppression.

In Jones’s view, white men were the enemy. He believed the world might be destroyed either by nuclear war or by genocide against people of color. Church members went through radical loyalty tests called “white nights,” so named because of Jones’s belief that white men were trying to ruin his project. One church member wrote a final testament praising Jonestown because there were “no more racist tears from whites and others who thought they were better.” Jones even claimed that the final suicide decision was necessary because some of his white followers had defected and wanted to escape with Congressman Ryan. About 80 percent of his followers were black, but Jones made intelligent but gullible white women his chief assistants and main sex partners.

A Temple member named Edith Roller wrote in her diary about a boxing match between a young man accused of sexism, and a young woman. The woman knocked out the man, to the delight of the crowd.

Jones was dictator of Jonestown. He insisted that some couples divorce and remarry partners of his own choosing, and he had the right to have sex with anyone he liked. Armed guards patrolled the perimeter, and there were public beatings of disobedient children. Members who failed to meet work targets or who criticized Jones’s management could have their heads shaved, or be forced to wear a yellow hat or a special badge of dishonor. His followers did not address him by some fancy title; they called him “Dad.”

Although Jones was a preacher, and claimed to be the reincarnation of Jesus, Akhenaten, Buddha, Lenin, and Father Divine, it is not clear how religious he really was. He once said, “If there were no rich, no poor, if everyone were equal, religion would soon disappear.” One Jonestown survivor, asked if Jones was mainly interested in socialism or Christianity, answered, “Jim was a socialist first and an atheist second.”

In a larger sense, there are two main conclusions to be drawn from the Jim Jones story. The first is that politically correct liberals ought to be embarrassed by Jonestown but are not. A pioneer of racial diversity and feminism led a large movement to a grisly end of murder and mass suicide. If a conservative or nationalist had done this we would never be allowed to forget it.

The other is that many political moderns feel divorced from the world as it is constituted, and Jones took this feeling to a radical conclusion. Not only did he try to reconstitute society as a utopian commune, he drove his followers to suicide as a final act of renunciation.

“We were too good for this world” said Jim Jones as his followers prepared to die. One devotee left behind a note addressed to Jim Jones, in which he wrote, “Dad, I can see no way out, I agree with your decision . . . I am more than tired of this wretched, merciless planet and the hell it holds for so many masses of beautiful people.”

“It is living which is treacherous” was one of Jones’s last pronouncements before he, too, committed what he called “revolutionary suicide” by putting a bullet through his head.

Mr. Richardson is a secondary school teacher from Melbourne, Australia, and publishes the Oz Conservative (

Jim Jones was a patently sick fuck who fucked up a lot of people's lives. People just as fucked up as he was still worship him as a hero even today (this blog - Jonestown Apologists Alert - contains many examples).

And sadly, his evil ideas still infect the rotting minds of leftist garbage everywhere - especially here in San Francisco - where a thousand bloated corpses are no match for the seductive power of political correctness and endless white liberal guilt.

Lots more...

Jonestown Apologists Alert

Alternative Considerations of Jonestown and Peoples Temple - loads upon loads of articles, tapes, pictures, opinions (some of them quite whacked), conspiracies, etc.

Jonestown - Rick Ross Institute - again, mountains of articles and info.

An Analysis of Jonestown - - shorter article, but site has links to declassified (but still heavily censored) FBI docs on Jonestown and particularly the events at the airstrip. Run by the government of Guyana, who, needless to say, buried this pretty deep in their website of pretty pictures.

Jonestown Massacre - A Reason to Die - TruTV - a pretty decent summing up.

The Black Hole of Guyana - Quite conspiratorial, therefore quite fun!

Jonestown Wikipedia page - good, short(ish) read, with good sources to link to. Details the People's Temple's extensive Communist influence and beliefs.

... this should keep you busy for a while. Lots of stuff to get into... but not too far into... if you know what's good for you...

last will of Jim Jones' wife

Monday, November 23, 2009

Immigration Realists Can Relax - For Now

A couple of posts ago, I lambasted the SF Chronicle for it's 10 millionth editorial calling for amnesty and open borders - or "comprehensive immigration reform" in politico-speak - which came hot on the heels of DHS head Janet Napolitano's call for a push on the divisive matter by early 2010.

From VDare, Joe Guzzardi goes into detail why I (and probably you, too) can just relax - at least, for now.

I will try to take it to heart!

Accentuate the Positive, Eliminate the Negative! Harry Reid, Amnesty Won't Make it
by Joe Guzzardi

Here’s my unsolicited, heartfelt advice to you.

Please do not descend into apoplexy every time some notorious open borders shill makes a predictable speech calling for so-called Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

For your own good, don’t have a panic attack whenever a Treason Lobbyist appears on cable news television to insist that an immigration revamping is moving smartly along and that we can expect to see new legislation pass by [insert here any date that is four months away from the present one].

I’m referring to the angst generated among our friends when Homeland Defense Secretary Janet Napolitano recently urged Congress to "overhaul" immigration by early next year. [Immigrant Bill Is Back on Table, by Melanie Trottman, Wall Street Journal, November 14, 2009]

Senior White House advisor David Axelrod kept the pot stirred when he told CNN anchor John King that immigration reform is moving smartly along and he expects Congressional action by early next year.

None of this all-too-familiar garbage changes by one iota the facts on the ground.

To reiterate what I have written more times than I can count: it doesn’t matter a fig what Napolitano, Axelrod or any of their kindred spirits say or do.

Napolitano can give the same canned speech on every American street corner from today until the cows come home. Axelrod can be interviewed on television 24-hours a day, seven days a week from now until eternity.

After all, do you expect them to speak the truth, i.e., that all their well-laid Comprehensive Immigration Reform plans are down the drain?

Neither Napolitano, Axelrod nor all the ethnic identity lobbyists who will inevitably spout off the same tedious propaganda over the coming months can change three inescapable facts:

  • Congress does not have the votes to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform. If you don’t believe me, then maybe you will trust Rahm Emanuel who said this summer that: "...if the votes were could go to a roll call."

  • Every day that passes is another day closer to Election, 2010, thereby reducing to almost zero the already slim prospects for amnesty. [The 2010 Agenda Shifts, The Hill, November 17, 2009]

  • Whether the Democrats win or lose on Obamacare, Congress will have no appetite to enter into another ferocious debate over the even more contentious immigration battle. Consider the stir that health care legislation created, even though most Americans are said to favor it. Imagine then the Congressional chaos if amnesty, something most Americans oppose, reached the floor.

I also know that the White House isn’t pushing for enforcement, just as it has not (save for the waning Michael Chertoff days) since Dwight David Eisenhower left office in 1961.

Still, a plea to my friends: let’s dwell on the positive, especially since there is so much of it!

By my calculations, there’s at least a 75 percent chance we could by November 2010 be rid of Harry Reid, a resolute amnesty champion since he took over the Senate as majority leader.

Axelrod and Napolitano are nobodies.

Reid, on the other hand, occupies a position of enormous power and influence. And he’s teetering on the brink.

Here are the challenges that Reid faces as he begins his bid to represent Nevada until 2016.

  • Nevada is an economic disaster.

The state’s unemployment rate is 13.3 percent, second highest in the nation behind Michigan. In 2009, Nevada foreclosures exceeded new home construction for the second consecutive year.

Because of the nationwide recession, Nevada’s gaming-based economy is at a historic low. Since Nevada relies heavily (60 percent of its income) on gambling and sales tax revenues, the two year decline in tourism with further fall offs projected, has gutted services statewide.

The consequences of less tourism have rippled through Nevada’s gambling-dependent economy. Construction of houses, casinos, shops, restaurants and offices has come to a standstill.

A common solution to closing budget gaps, $3 billion in Nevada’s case, is to raise taxes.

That’s not an option for Nevada, however, because unlike most states, it has written some of its tax laws into the state constitution. So increasing the sales tax or adding an income tax would be nearly impossible given today’s economy because it would require voters to amend the constitution against their best interests. [Pew Center for The States, Nevada]

  • Massive immigration-driven population growth

Nevada’s population mushroomed 30 percent between 2000 and 2008, compared with 8 percent growth nationwide.

The most adversely affected by rampant growth are the Nevada schools, now ranked as America’s next to last in quality of education.

In 1960, Nevada spent $430 per pupil—roughly $2,800 in 2005 dollars. By 2008 the state’s per pupil outlay reflected an inflation-adjusted increase of 153 percent. When one includes capital outlays and school debt per pupil, spending has more than tripled since 1960. [Why Nevada’s Education System Is Failing, by Patrick Gibbons, Las Vegas Review-Journal, February 9, 2009]

Nevada’s Hispanic population is nearly 25 percent. Many are non-English speakers whose children require special attention that includes costly English as a second language instruction.

Remember that whatever illegal immigration exists in today’s Nevada, Reid encouraged and
spoke glowingly about it on numerous occasions.

As grim as Nevada’s education system is, the awful reality is that the children in school are the lucky ones.

The number of homeless children in the Las Vegas school district rose 42 percent between June 2008 and June 2009 to 4,700 displaced students.

Nevada leads the nation in numbers of uninsured children. Food bank demand went up 68 percent during the last two years. State officials predict that over the next two years, 43,000 more residents will be added to Medicaid, the state-federal program that provides health care for low-income people. How will Nevada pay for it?

  • New Republican faces on the Nevada political scene

If "change" is the buzzword in Obama’s world, that spells trouble for Reid, a fixture in Nevada politics for four decades.

Since 1970, Reid has served as Lt. Governor, Chairman of the Gaming Commission, two terms in the House of Representatives and, since 1987, U.S. Senator.

In 1975, Reid was defeated in his bid for Las Vegas mayor. He won his 1992 Senate seat by less than 500 votes.

The Nevada Republican 2010 primary is set for June. Whoever emerges will give Reid all kinds of headaches.

The leading GOP candidates are Sue Lawden, Republican party chair, a former State Senator, one time Miss New Jersey, a runner-up Miss America and who in her earlier life was teacher holding a Master’s Degree in education.

Also in the hunt is Danny Tarkanian, listed as a real estate executive but better known for being the son of famous (infamous?) former University of Nevada at Las Vegas basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian.

More than half of Nevadans view Reid unfavorably as opposed to 38 percent who approve. Current polling projects Lowden a 49 to 38 percent winner over Reid. Tarkanian’s projected margin of victory is five percent.

Added bonus for the anti-Reid faction: his son Rory is running a distant third among three Democratic gubernatorial candidates.

For Lawden or Tarkanian, their platform should be short and sweet.

Hammer Reid on his vote for the stimulus package, his consistent support of non-immigrant work visas and his endorsement of amnesty.

Lowden and Tarkanian have spoken out against illegal immigration.

Reid’s positions on those three—stimulus, foreign-born workers, and low wage earning immigrants—have all put a big time hurt on Nevadans.

Between now and November 2010, Reid will pull out his bag of tricks. One Las Vegas insider told me that before his death, Ted Kennedy taped radio ads for Reid to run during his campaign.

If that’s true (a Kennedy spot for the equally endangered Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd has already run) then Reid should think it through carefully. Kennedy would only hurt Reid’s chances.

You’ll also be hearing about Reid’s $25 million war chest. As one analyst suggested, it’s a shame the Nevada economy isn’t doing as well as Reid’s fund raising efforts. [Reid’s Huge War Chest May Deter Foes, by Molly Ball, Las Vegas Review-Journal, July 15, 2009]

But money didn’t help former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine who shelled out $16.4 million of his own money while winner Chris Christie spent only $13,600 in personal funds.

And the $100 million bundle spent by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg barely got him over the top against an unknown, William Thompson.

Boiled down to the bare bones, although many Nevadans will support Reid out of force of bad habit, most will be hard pressed to vote for him given the abominable conditions in their state. Why reward failure?

In the meantime, friends, add this Bette Midler/Bing Crosby version of the Johnny Mercer classic song from my article’s headline to your iPods.

Play it often and mellow out.

Joe Guzzardi [email him] is a California native who recently fled the state because of over-immigration, over-population and a rapidly deteriorating quality of life. He has moved to Pittsburgh, PA where the air is clean and the growth rate stable. A long-time instructor in English at the Lodi Adult School, Guzzardi has been writing a weekly column since 1988. It currently appears in the Lodi News-Sentinel.