Wednesday, June 28, 2023


 I see from the lower reaches a so-called bit of the news about you know, the thing.  Yes, I did once upon a time sit in the swank lobby of palace hotels back in the dark ages and read the printed teletype copy of the news as it literally came over the wire. Long ago.

It's hard not to laugh at this:

"Officials in Washington state and Vermont looked at the housing crisis in San Francisco this year and took action to prevent the same thing happening in their states: They effectively banned single-family zoning.

Those new laws are part of a wave of municipal and state efforts to guard against the worst effects of the crunch already on display in California's fourth-largest city as housing costs ballooned nationwide since the pandemic.

The solutions to skyrocketing housing costs all take time to have an effect. But officials are considering everything from mandating that cities zone for greater residential density to allowing duplexes to be built nearly anywhere statewide.

They know that if they don't do something, they could end up like San Francisco and California in general, with rents and home prices that are unaffordable for many residents and intractable waves of homelessness — fueled by drug use and mental health issues in addition to lack of housing — that place a crushing burden on city services and steer residents and businesses away from downtown."

What they ignore to death and fail to see is that people don't raise families in the heart of hate for children. Almost nobody would care to raise a family in the actual living heart of darkness and the best the wokesters can come up with is that people who won't are ANTI.

I watched and laughed as a former brother-in-law attempted to raise a baby boy in a Santa Monica hard-wood floored second story unit in a condo that they bought for about a $million. Their downstairs neighbor was a zen yogi nazi who hated the sound of their feet much less than she hated and wanted dead little conception.


Michael said...

“Political tags — such as royalist, communist, democrat, populist, fascist, liberal, conservative, and so forth — are never basic criteria. The human race divides politically into those who want people to be controlled and those who have no such desire. The former are idealists acting from highest motives for the greatest good of the greatest number. The latter are surly curmudgeons, suspicious and lacking in altruism. But they are more comfortable neighbors than the other sort.”
― Robert A. Heinlein

The control freaks of all political stripes will continue to erode our freedoms into their 15 minute "walkable" cities under observation and control.

The early model is the prison with a work farm.

“People shouldn't be afraid of their government. Governments should be afraid of their people.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

“Remember, remember the fifth of November of gunpowder treason and plot. I know of no reason why the gun powder treason should ever be forgot.”
― Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

Tsquare said...

High density housing equates to higher crime. The higher the density the higher the crime rate.

elysianfield said...

At what point will our Marxist betters require that a homeowner accept a homeless family into a spare room of their home?

Michael said...

Have you taken a look at NYC lately?

I suspect NYC was a trial run, Cali will be next then federal.

Or as Braken wrote they will TAX you for Unesssery Rooms unless you take them in.

Anonymous said...

We looked at houses in Memphis back when one of us was considering moving out of Encinitas and it looked semi-OK. Then they acted to destroy all public housing and spread that crowd throughout the city which has basically made the entire city unliveable if you're like me and dislike crime and breakins and car theft and all the rest of the inner city experience.