Saturday, September 18, 2021

NEW VIDEO RELEASED: Shock Footage Shows Countless Migrants Wading Across Rio Grande into America

Posted by Hannity Staff

New Drone Footage Shows ‘Out of Control’ Situation at US-Mexico Border

Recently released drone footage is revealing the “out of control” situation taking place at the US-Mexico border in Del Rio, Texas; showing thousands of Central American migrants waiting to be processed by Federal Agents before entering the United States.


“Our drone is back over the international bridge in Del Rio, TX. Per source, the number of migrants waiting to be processed has now swelled to approx 8,200. It was 4,000 yesterday AM. Doubled in one day. BP overwhelmed, & I’m told situation is ‘out of control,’” posted Fox News’ Bill Melugin.

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The number of migrants crossing the United States border from Mexico continued to surge this summer, with new data from the Department of Homeland Security showing more than 200,000 encounters between immigrants and Federal Agents.

That’s up 317% compared to August 2020.

“The source told Fox that there were 208,887 encounters in August. While it marks the first decrease in migrant encounters seen under the Biden administration, where migrant encounters have been sharply rising for months, it is only a 2% drop over the more than 212,000 encounters in July,” reports Fox News.

“Additionally, the 208,887 number for August represents a 317% increase over last August 2020 which saw 50,014 apprehensions — and a 233% increase over August 2019, where there were 62,707 apprehensions during that year’s border crisis,” adds Fox.

“We have a plan, we are executing our plan and that takes time,” said DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas last month.

“A couple of days ago I was down in Mexico, and I said look, you know, if, if our borders are the first line of defense, we’re going to lose and this is unsustainable,” Mayorkas said. “We can’t continue like this, our people in the field can’t continue and our system isn’t built for it.”

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Biden Can't Budge Manchin on Budget-Busting Infrastructure Bill

BY STEPHEN GREEN  | PJ MEDIA


Presidentish Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar so-called infrastructure bill is supposed to be his signature achievement and a boon to Democrat lobby groups for years to come — so why can’t he budge Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) into voting for it?

Earlier this week I reported to you that Dems are desperate to get this bill passed, so much so that they were willing to back down a bit on their treasured tax hikes — because of Manchin’s opposition.

On Wednesday, Biden brought Manchin to the Oval Office for a little presidential arm-twisting.

According to Axios, the meeting did not go well… for Biden.

Hans Nichols reports that Biden “failed to persuade” Manchin to vote for his spending orgy.

Defying a president from his own party — face-to-face — is the strongest indication yet Manchin is serious about cutting specific programs and limiting the price tag of any potential bill to $1.5 trillion.

Please note that neither the $1.2 trillion compromise infrastructure bill nor the $3.5 trillion progressive-preferred infrastructure bill spends more than about $100 billion on actual infrastructure. The rest is little more than a very long and expensive Democratic wishlist, although maybe “little more than” is the wrong phrase to use concerning two very expensive bills.

I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that Axios noted that “Biden’s analysis did little to persuade Manchin.” Rather, I should mention how much that line made me laugh.

Biden doesn’t provide analysis and never has — even when he enjoyed, as it were, full use of his faculties. Biden shouts, hectors, bullies, and demagogues.

Biden met separately with that other holdout, Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who called the meeting “productive” but who might prove even harder to budge than Manchin.

Mike DeBonis reported in Thursday’s Washington Post that “some Democrats quietly fear her objections could be even more nettlesome.”

Her voting record also provides warnings. Notably, with Democrats eyeing $2 trillion or more in tax increases to offset their spending plans, Sinema has publicly allied with Republicans on several tax bills. As a House member, she was one of seven Democrats to support a GOP bill eliminating the federal estate tax in 2015 and was one of only three Democrats who, in 2018, voted to permanently extend individual tax cuts passed by Republicans the year prior.

Democrats can’t afford a single defection, even to pass this tax and spending bomb through reconciliation. So far, there are two holdout and it’s going to be very difficult to bribe them when their primary objection is the size of the thing.

For Biden, this is an embarrassing place to be, assuming he’s cognizant enough to feel embarrassment. His “give everything to everybody forever” mock-infrastructure bill is the biggest single welfare state giveaway in history, and would propel him up past LBJ and near FDR in the Democratic pantheon.

And as I reported for our VIPs back in May, that’s the explicit goal of the power behind Biden’s throne, White House Chief of Staff “President” Ron Klain.

Biden generates no fear among party moderates (if that’s the word) like Manchin and Sinema, and if he fails with this $3.5 trillion monster, he’ll lose whatever love he still has with his party’s power-mad progressives.

Thank goodness.

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

President Joe "Obama" Biden

By Rick Hayes | The Daily Hayes


Although it appears that President Joe Biden may be experiencing some form of severe dementia, he also seems to be suffering from a condition known as dissociative identity disorder, which is characterized by the presence of two or more distinct personalities. In Biden's case, he is taking on the character and goals of his former boss President Obama.

From the very start of his presidency, Biden embraced and accelerated Obama's anti-American policies as if they were his own. So indistinguishable are the two Democrats' destructive strategies that President Trump's four years could be rightly be seen as a brief intermission to a two-part horror movie.

Under President Obama, the Middle East became a chaotic mess as ISIS was establishing its Caliphate. According to a November 2017 article by the Wilson Center, at its territorial peak in fall 2014, ISIS controlled 41,000 square miles in Iraq and Syria and ruled over eight million people. It attracted more than 40,000 foreign fighters from 120 countries and mobilized over 25,000 from inside Syria and Iraq. 

Economically, it was self-sustaining through oil sales, taxes, looting, smuggling, and extortion, and it averaged $81 million a month in revenues in spring 2015.

Somehow Biden perceived those calamitous years filled with beheadings and the slaughter of women and children as the golden age for far-left Democrat policies and leadership. A moment in time to be replicated and sustained.

 Hence, Biden has done more harm to The United States, western allies, and freedom in 8 months than Obama was able to do in 8 years, as hard as that is to accomplish. Biden is on course to surpass Obama in embarrassing America and supercharging ISIS for another run at taking over large areas in the Middle East. 

 Like seed money, Biden has started off Islamic terrorists with an entire country to act like a base from which to spread Jihad throughout the region and beyond. 

According to a September 2021 article in Newsweek, ISIS obtained much of this arsenal due to former President Obama's support for rebels in Syria. By purchasing "large numbers" of European arms and ammunition and then diverting them to nonstate actors in Syria without notifying the sellers, the U.S. reportedly "violated the terms of sale and export agreed between weapon exporters...and recipients."

 Biden has managed to top Obama's insane behavior by arming the Taliban with 90 billion dollars worth of U.S. military equipment, the world's most expensive military airbase, and multimillion dollars worth of modern infrastructure. Under Biden's short watch, the Taliban evolved from a subdued assortment of rebels with inferior weaponry to one of the world's best armed, best situated military terrorist organizations.

Biden followed up Obama's attempt to release $221 million to the Palestinian Authority by giving $260 million to Afghanistan in "redirected funds" for humanitarian aid. As if the Taliban, as they have done in the past, won't seize a large portion of those funds. And Biden looks to relive a nightmare by re-entering the disastrous, one-sided Obama nuclear deal with Iran. 

 Keeping in lockstep with Obama's Anti-American domestic policies, Biden has opened wide the southern border allowing hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants and members of terrorist organizations aspiring to kill U.S. citizens inside the wall he stopped from completion. 

 China's President Xi Jinping working with Russian President Vladimir Putin, couldn't harm The United States worse than the Democrat Party, Biden, and the Democrat propaganda media already has. 

But what if Biden doesn't have a dissociative identity disorder? What if he has lost most of his mental abilities and is acting on mere instinct? The only other explanation for these consistent and constant destructive policies is that anti-American forces within the government are manipulating a confused, cognitively impaired President. 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

9-Year-Old Girl DESTROYS School Board Over BLM Posters

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This little girl absolutely crushed her school board over BLM posters.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Why Freedom Is in Serious Jeopardy

By Dennis Prager |Townhall.com


There are many ways in which to divide humanity -- the decent and the indecent, the happy and the unhappy, the cowardly and the courageous, those who lead and those who follow, etc.

Two major divisions that are less often noted but highly consequential are between those who want to control others and those who have little interest in controlling others, and between the related categories of those who are comfortable with being controlled by others and those who detest being controlled by others.

Those who seek to control others and those who seek to be controlled by others would seem to be on opposite ends of the political spectrum. But they are not. Both groups are overwhelmingly populated by individuals on the Left.

They currently dominate four of the five English-speaking countries (the United Kingdom may be the one exception). The ease with which Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders have accepted the loss of liberty in their respective countries has been the saddest and most frightening development since the rise of totalitarianism in the early 20th century.

Even sadder and more frightening has been the acceptance of authoritarianism by half of the American people. America has been the beacon of liberty in the world. America was the country to which France gave the Statue of Liberty. America has been, as President Abraham Lincoln characterized it, "the last best hope of Earth." America's self-image has been that of a "sweet land of liberty" and of "the land of the free and home of the brave."

Then came a new virus (one with a survival rate in the 99% range for nearly all age groups except older adults who are also very sick), and suddenly, in the name of "public health," no amount of suppression of liberty, no matter how irrational, has been resisted by the majority of Americans or almost any citizens of the other English-speaking countries.

The citizens of Australia's biggest states are not allowed to leave their homes for more than a few hours a day, not allowed to congregate with other citizens even outdoors, not allowed even to speak with one another outdoors. For more than a year and a half, Australians have not been allowed to leave their country without the express permission of their government, which will decide whether they have a good enough reason. And, of course, church services are forbidden. Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders, most of whom are thoroughly secular, have only contempt for their compatriots who wish to attend religious services.

In many arenas of life, most Australians have fewer rights than most Soviet citizens did. Like Australians, Soviet citizens could not leave their country without permission, but they were allowed to leave their homes, to speak with people in the street and to visit dying relatives in hospitals.

Meanwhile, a large percentage of Americans support a president of the United States who offers government and an enormous number of private-entity workers a choice between getting vaccinated -- no matter how young they are, and whether they already had COVID-19 -- or losing their job. In other words, many Americans support firing any unvaccinated fellow citizens who work for the government, the medical professions or privately owned companies with 100 or more employees.

Half of America supports a president who portrays the other half of America as an enemy, their fellow Americans as people for whom they should have hatred. No American president has ever given as divisive a speech as the one in which President Joe Biden announced his vaccine mandates (something he denied wanting to impose only nine months ago, in December of 2020). Lincoln, despite the Civil War, a war in which more Americans were killed than in all other American wars combined, called on Americans to have "malice toward none." Biden, as mean-spirited a president as this country has ever had, has called for malice toward 100 million Americans, declaring, "our patience is wearing thin."

There is a three-pronged left-wing assault on liberty: in the name of public health (COVID-19); in the name of "anti-racism"; and in the name of saving the planet (climate change). By ratcheting up fear and hysteria, the Left is using each to end individual liberty, including freedom of speech, for the first time in American history.

Will the Left succeed?

Unless Americans fight the Left as hard as the Union fought the slave states, the answer is yes.

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Dennis Prager is a nationally syndicated radio talk-show host and columnist. His latest book, published by Regnery in May 2019, is "The Rational Bible," a commentary on the book of Genesis. His film, "No Safe Spaces," was released to home entertainment nationwide on September 15, 2020. He is the founder of Prager University and may be contacted at dennisprager.com.

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Sunday, September 12, 2021

'The Great American Walkout' Begins: Biden's Overreaching Move Is Focus of Mass Event

By Jack Davis | The Western Journal

A call has been issued for Americans to take a stand against vaccine mandates by walking out of their jobs or schools.

On Thursday, President Joe Biden said he would draft executive orders forcing all employers with more than 100 workers to institute vaccine mandates, as well as imposing them on federal workers and federal contractors.

According to a news advisory provided to The Western Journal, “The Great American Walkout” kicked off Saturday with a San Diego news conference “to announce the launch of a nationwide peaceful protest of Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Medics, Educators and Parents who are all greatly concerned with President Biden and multiple other state Governor’s recent calls for nationwide COVID-19 vaccine mandates.”

The advisory noted the mandates “will affect 100 million Americans including all federal workers and contractors, accompanied by a requirement that large companies must impose vaccines or regular invasive testing for employees.”

A news release also provided to The Western Journal said the four-day protest of vaccine mandates from Saturday through Tuesday is being led by Rachel Hamm, a conservative candidate for California Secretary of State in 2022, political strategist Jason Sullivan and a Riverside County businessman identified only as “Cameron R.”

The news release said that on Saturday, “Americans who are attending work, or school are asked to peacefully leave what they are doing and to immediately flood social media with their own powerful messages in defiance of forced vaccinations.”

The effort is also calling for social media postings using the hashtag: #TheGreatAmericanWalkout.

“We also encourage you to email your boss or school officials and let them know WHY you are protesting,” the release said.

The release noted that Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has “failed miserably as the Chief Executive Officer of the 5th Largest Economy on Earth, and now he’s also saying that you have to be vaccinated in order to provide for your families.”

“Californians need him to leave office for their lives to thrive once again. In addition to participating in this walkout, remember to vote YES to recalling Newsom on September 14th!” the release said.

“First, we were told we were shutting things for a couple weeks,” Hamm said.

“Then, it was wear this mask, now wear two masks, don’t attend your church, your business must stay closed, and your kids can’t go to school. On top of that, Newsom’s and Biden’s administration have intentionally left our border wide open for COVID-positive invaders to flood into our country, while imposing extreme restrictions on our own citizens.”

Hamm said citizens “are facing the most dangerous of Newsom’s and Biden’s dictatorial mandates; Get this shot, or you can’t keep your job. As an educator in California my husband has been told by Gavin Newsom, ‘Take this vaccine or lose your ability to provide food for your family.'”

“We’re not anti-vaxxers in general, but we do believe everyone should have the right to choose what’s best for themselves when it comes to the COVID shot. There are serious concerns about its safety and efficacy, regardless of what politicians say,” she said.

“One thing we know about career politicians is that they lie! I’d encourage all Americans to consider why a shot is being pushed this hard for a virus that has a 99% recovery rate. We’ve had enough, and now we will make our voices heard loud and clear by this peaceful protest,” Hamm added.

Sullivan said, “We the people are in charge of our country, not the politicians. We live in a constitutional republic, not a tyrannical oligarchy led by an out of control, mentally unstable train wreck President, Joe Biden.”

On her Facebook page, Hamm said employers who are not on the Biden bandwagon should not be targeted.

“If your employer is NOT requiring you to get vaccinated, don’t walkout! Do a great job for them and thank them for supporting freedom,” she wrote.

https://www.westernjournal.com/great-american-walkout-begins-bidens-overreaching-move-focus-mass-event/

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'After a lot of prayer and deliberation,' veteran ESPN reporter Allison Williams quits over company's vaccine mandate

By PAUL SACCA | Blaze Media

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Veteran ESPN reporter Allison Williams said she won't be on the sidelines to cover college football this season because she refuses to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

"This will be the first fall in the last 15 years I won't be on the sidelines for College Football," Williams tweeted Thursday.

Williams revealed that the reason she is hesitant to get the COVID-19 vaccine is because she is attempting to have a second child.

"While my work is incredibly important to me, the most important role I have is as a mother," she wrote on Twitter. "Throughout our family planning with our doctor, as well as a fertility specialist, I have decided not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at this time while my husband and I try for a second child."

"This was a deeply difficult decision to make and it's not something I take lightly," Williams continued. "I understand vaccines have been essential in the effort to end this pandemic; however, taking the vaccine at this time is not in my best interest."

"After a lot of prayer and deliberation, I have decided I must put my family and personal health first," she added.

"I will miss being on the sidelines and am thankful for the support of my ESPN family," Williams concluded. "I look forward to when I can return to the games and job that I love."

Williams, who joined ESPN in 2011, said that the decision to walk away from her reporting job made her heart hurt, but she is "at peace" with her decision to go against the company's vaccine mandate.

ESPN said it would not "comment on an individual," but released a statement that read, "We are going through a thorough review of accommodation requests on a case by case basis, and are granting accommodations where warranted. Our focus is on a safe work environment for everyone."

The Walt Disney Company, which co-owns ESPN, announced in late July that it would require all salaried and non-union employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine within 60 days.

Disney's statement on the company's mandatory vaccinations:

At The Walt Disney Company, the safety and well-being of our employees during the pandemic has been and continues to be a top priority. Toward that end, and based on the latest recommendations of scientists, health officials and our own medical professionals that the COVID-19 vaccine provides the best protection against severe infection, we are requiring that all salaried and non-union hourly employees in the U.S. working at any of our sites be fully vaccinated.

The company added, "Vaccines are the best tool we all have to help control this global pandemic and protect our employees."

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the COVID-19 vaccination for "people who are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to get pregnant now, or might become pregnant in the future."

"Evidence about the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy has been growing," the CDC states. "These data suggest that the benefits of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any known or potential risks of vaccination during pregnancy. There is currently no evidence that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, cause fertility problems in women or men."

However, some women have reported experiencing irregular or missing menstrual periods, including bleeding that is heavier than usual, after receiving COVID-19 vaccines.

On Aug. 30, the National Institutes of Health announced it had paid $1.67 million to researchers from five institutions to study potential links between COVID-19 vaccinations and menstruation.

"Combined, the five NIH-funded studies – conducted by researchers at Boston University, Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins University, Michigan State University and Oregon Health and Science University – will likely incorporate between 400,000 and 500,000 participants, including adolescents and transgender and nonbinary people, according to Diana Bianchi, director of the agency's Institute of Child Health and Human Development, which is funding the research along with NIH's Office of Research on Women's Health," the Seattle Times reported.

https://www.theblaze.com/news/allison-williams-vaccine-mandate-espn?utm_source=theblaze-dailyAM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Daily-Newsletter__AM%202021-09-11&utm_term=ACTIVE%20LIST%20-%20TheBlaze%20Daily%20AM

Saturday, September 11, 2021

SEPTEMBER 11 – REMEMBERING THE INNOCENT AMERICANS KILLED BY TERRORISTS JOE BIDEN HAS PUT IN CONTOL OF AFGHANISTAN

By Frances Rice


September 11, 2001 is a day that will live in infamy forever in America. 

On that tragic day, Americans rose above the despair, showing that we would not break in the face of horrific Islamic terrorism.

This September 11th is the 20th anniversary of that fateful day and we pause to remember the nearly 3,000 innocent men, women and children who lost their lives. We honor our brave first responders who rushed into harm's way to help save their fellow citizens. We pay homage to the patriotic citizens who, in the wake of the attacks, answered our nation’s call to serve in the military.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW AN INSPIRING VIDEO ABOUT HOW AMERICANS CAME TOGETHER AFTER WE WERE ATTACKED ON

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001

Sadly, today, we again face the same peril of being attacked by Islamic terrorists because of the Chinese-controlled Demented Joe Biden’s unconscionable hasty withdrawal of our troops from Afghanistan, abandoning Bagram Airbase with 85 billion dollars in war equipment that’s been seized by the Taliban terrorists, while leaving behind enemy lines innocent Americans who will be slaughtered.

The time is now for all patriotic Americans to answer our nation’s call to defend our country from the threat posed by Islamic terrorists and the Chinese-controlled Marxists running our government.

Thursday, September 09, 2021

Racist! Protesters - including one in a gorilla mask - hurl EGGS at California recall candidate Larry Elder before attacking his security

By MATT MCNULTY FOR DAILYMAIL.COM

A woman wearing a gorilla mask follows conservative talk show host and gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder as he walks along streets lined with tents of unhoused people, in Venice

California governor hopeful Larry Elder had an egg thrown at him by a woman in a gorilla mask as he toured a homeless encampment on Venice Beach. 

The unidentified woman - whose choice of headwear has been branded racist by some commentators online - was also filmed punching a man who told her to calm down.  

Wednesday's incident, which was captured on video by Spectrum News reporter Kate Cagle and posted to Twitter, shows the leading GOP candidate in the gubernatorial recall race as he arrives in his new 'Recall Express' campaign bus after casting his ballot earlier in the morning.

The conservative talk show host-turned-politician made it only 12 minutes at the encampment on 3rd Avenue before being chased by angry homeless people and the woman in the gorilla mask, who was traveling on a smart black bike. 

'Get the hell out of here!' the group yelled as an unidentified, gorilla mask-wearing woman throws the egg in Elder's direction from a bicycle.  

'It kind of glanced his head,' an Elder campaign staffer told the Los Angeles Times of the egg.

Elder quickly got into a waiting Chevrolet Suburban and exited the tense scene.

He later tweeted about the incident, writing: 'Today I kicked off the Recall Express bus tour. Before we even left Los Angeles, my security detail was physically assaulted, shot with a pellet gun, and hit with projectiles. The intolerant left will not stop us. We will recall Gavin Newsom. We will save California.' 

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Recall Election Could Reverse the California Ideology

By Victor Davis Hanson | Townhall.com


Conservative talk show host and gubernatorial recall candidate Larry Elder, flanked by supporters, security and media, walks along streets lined with tents of homeless people

California once was run by conservatives and mostly centrist Democrats.

True paleo-liberal governors like Pat Brown greatly expanded the welfare state. But they also believed in pushing integration and building freeways, dams, aqueducts and power plants, while preventing forest fires, directing the mentally ill into state hospitals, and ensuring that the state enhanced the housing, timber, oil and gas, nuclear and agricultural industries.

So, why would anyone deliberately destroy that heritage?

Why allow California to have the highest aggregate basket of income, sales, property and capital gains taxes in the nation, the highest gas and power prices in the continental United States, and nearly the worst schools and infrastructure? California also has the country's largest populations of homeless, welfare recipients and undocumented immigrants

Remember that the left wing of the Democratic Party became hyper-wealthy through globalization and the tech revolution. Coastal universities such as Caltech, Stanford, UC Berkeley, USC, and UCLA became global nexuses of millions who flocked to California to learn business, engineering, science, math and the professions.

University endowments were no longer measured in the hundreds of millions of dollars but in the billions.

Hollywood and professional sports now had a lucrative worldwide audience of billions.

The market capitalization of Silicon Valley was to be measured in the trillions of dollars, as the world bought iPhones, iPads and MacBooks to do Google searches, tweet and use Facebook. The result was the greatest concentration of wealth in such a small space in the history of civilization.

Within 40 years, California had created a new plutocracy of Eloi, whose wealth exempted them from all worries about the mundane problems of the distant and despised Morlock others.

The wealthier the long thin line from San Diego to Berkeley grew, the more the overseers felt they were nearing Utopia, at least in their own lives.

The new Democratic Party liked to redistribute money for the poor and so obeyed the orders from the rich. But they ignored old-fashioned infrastructure that once had allowed the middle class to drive quickly and safely, ensured them water during droughts, curbed their forest fires, and allowed their children to leave school competitively educated.

Reaction, not prevention, was the new mantra. Govs. Jerry Brown and Gavin Newsom failed to thin out forests, build water storage and allow affordable housing.

When those problems exploded, they reacted by citing climate change or some other bogeyman as the culprit rather than government dereliction. They preferred utopian high-speed rail solutions to pragmatic problem solving. And they ensured that none of their crackpot ideas ever affected themselves.

Why worry about affordable housing and electricity for the masses when all the right people had the means to live in the right ZIP codes without much worry about turning on the air conditioning or heat, since there were rarely any scorching days or frigid nights in coastal paradise?

Why worry about immigration when labor became even cheaper?

Why worry that California public schools had sunk near the bottom of state ranks, when there were more prestigious prep schools than ever on the coast?

And why worry about producing lumber for houses, irrigated crops for food, or oil for gasoline, when the right Californians would always have the money to import their hardwood floors, arugula and fuel from grubby others far away who would make or grow what was needed?

Yet ideas eventually have consequences. Soon, even the left-wing paradise on the coast would be infected by the anarchy the rich had created for less important people elsewhere.

The homeless did not just camp on the streets of Fresno, but in Venice Beach and on Market Street in San Francisco.

Fires began to smoke out not just the brush of the inland foothills, but near-saintly Lake Tahoe, home to the right skiers and the chosen shore owners.

Thieves even smashed the windows of Bay Area BMWs and Volvos.

The current California recall election is a choice between Gavin Newsom, who embodies the woke, old-boy privilege of the Bay Area, and an alternative direction. Newsom is the epitome of the virtue-signaling elite who patronize the poor and drive out the despised middle class.

Gubernatorial candidate Larry Elder did not give us the current California. Indeed, he spent most of his life warning us where Jerry Brown, Gavin Newsom and the rarified society of the coastal corridor was taking the state.

A careening California is heading for a colossal train wreck. Voters will have to pick between the incompetent engineer snoring at the wheel or the private passenger who rushes into cab to get the engine back on track.

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