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Don't know if I'll do this daily (and please feel free to add stories that interest you!) - especially during my upcoming vaycay - but ...

The Zone: One of the largest homeless camps in the nation will be cleared after a lawsuit

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2023/05/08/auto-draft-124-n549418

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The Zone is the name given to a homeless camp in Phoenix which holds somewhere between 900 and 1,100 people. It had completely taken over the area near Joe Faillace’s sandwich shop, Old Station Sub Shop. The place has been in the same location for 37 years but the growing homeless camp has created endless daily problems.

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…there were hundreds of people sleeping within a few blocks of Old Station, most of them suffering from mental illness or substance abuse as they lived out their private lives within public view of the restaurant. They slept on Joe and Debbie’s outdoor tables, defecated behind their back porch, smoked methamphetamine in their parking lot, washed clothes in their bathroom sink, pilfered bread and gallon jars of pickles from their delivery trucks, had sex on their patio, masturbated within view of their employees and lit fires for warmth that burned down palm trees and scared away customers. Finally, Joe and Debbie could think of nothing else to do but to start calling their city councilman, the city manager, the mayor, the governor and the police.

Last August Joe and Debbie signed on to a lawsuit brought by other businesses in the area. In March a judge sided with them and ruled the city had a matter of weeks to clean up the Zone.

This is in central Phoenix, near government buildings and several parks. It's pathetic that it took a lawsuit by multiple businesses to get PPD to do (or, probably more accurately, be allowed to do) their jobs of protecting law-abiding citizens.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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San Francisco Democrats wanted to make the party more family friendly, they were accused of being covert Republicans

https://hotair.com/john-s-2/2023/05/08/san-francisco-democrats-wanted-to-make-the-party-more-family-friendly-they-were-accused-of-being-covert-republicans-n549452

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On the one hand, it’s no surprise to me that so many San Francisco Democrats are a bunch of mean girls. On the other hand, I can sort of see how the establishment was suspicious when a woman named Cyn Wang wanted to create a new Democratic club aimed at making the Democratic Party more family friendly. That would absolutely set off alarm bells with the average San Francisco Democrat and it did.

Cyn Wang voted for Elizabeth Warren and later Joe Biden in 2020. She’s a progressive Democrat who is married to a woman and who is concerned about social justice. But when she tried to set up a new Westside Family Democratic Club she was accused of being a closet racist or worse, a closet Republican.

It's Blue-on-Blue, :popcorn: . Wang needs to learn that among Progs she is, at most, a conditional second-class POC, and that for Progs, "Family" is the F-Bomb.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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You Knew This Was Coming: NYC Catholic Church Hosts ‘God Is Trans’ Exhibit

https://pjmedia.com/culture/robert-spencer/2023/05/08/you-knew-this-was-coming-nyc-catholic-church-hosts-god-is-trans-exhibit-n1693575

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Well, this was inevitable. It was only a matter of time before Leftist Christians, marinating in the relentless insanity of their pet causes, would fashion gods in their own image: trans, queer, woke, and whatever else the Left is idolizing. The Church of St. Paul the Apostle, a Roman Catholic parish on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, has shown itself to be only too happy to forsake the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob for the Left’s idols of the moment, so it was the perfect place for a recent exhibit celebrating everything the Left cherishes most: narcissism, perversion, delusion, and madness. The church has put up an exhibit entitled “God is Trans: A Queer Spiritual Journey.”

One never knows in these heady days of the woke Pope Francis, but this exhibit seems to run directly contrary to the Catholic Church’s position on these matters. Back in 2019, the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education issued a document entitled “‘Male and Female He Created Them’: Towards a Path of Dialogue on the Question of Gender Theory in Education.” It stated that the transgender ideology was a “fictitious construct” and that the ideas of “intersex” or “transgender” led to “a masculinity or femininity that is ambiguous, even though (in a self-contradictory way), these concepts themselves actually presuppose the very sexual difference that they propose to negate or supersede.”

Although I'm not and never have been a Catholic, I know this is NOT the Catholic Church. There are numerous God-honoring Catholics who must think, "How long oh Lord," when they hear of things like this. From my outsiders' position I really - and sadly - do wonder whether church discipline is a thing anymore in the Catholic Church.
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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The homeless in the Phoenix camp should be relocated at the mayor’s and city council’s homes  :-)
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California reparations recommendations have Newsom between rock and hard place

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-reparations-recommendations-newsom-between-rock-hard-place

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Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom is in a political no-win situation when it comes to a proposal by his own reparations task force to pay up to $1.2 million in taxpayer money to every qualifying Black resident as a means to atone for slavery and discrimination.

Newsom has yet to weigh in on the recommendations by California Reparations Task Force, which was created by state legislation he signed in 2020. While the formal recommendations were approved by the task force during a public meeting in Oakland on Saturday, they’ve been working on the plan for more than two years.
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"This has been a fool’s errand from the start," James Gallagher, California Assembly Republican Leader, told Fox News Digital. "Democrats have promised the world with this reparations task force, and now the massive taxpayer bill is coming due. Newsom has painted himself into a corner, and he’ll have to choose between signing off on a ridiculous policy that will bankrupt the state or admitting once and for all that this task force was nothing more than a political stunt."

In a rational universe, promising something insanely undeliverable would backfire on the promise-maker ... but is California in such a universe?
If, as anti-Covid-vaxxers claim, https://www.poynter.org/fact-checking/2021/robert-f-kennedy-jr-said-the-covid-19-vaccine-is-the-deadliest-vaccine-ever-made-thats-not-true/ , https://gospelnewsnetwork.org/2021/11/23/covid-shots-are-the-deadliest-vaccines-in-medical-history/ , The Vaccine is deadly, where in the US have Pfizer and Moderna hidden the millions of bodies of those who died of "vaccine injury"? Is reality a Big Pharma Shill?

Millions now living should have died. Anti-Covid-Vaxxer ghouls hardest hit.

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These threads are a good idea.   :cheersmate:
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California reparations recommendations have Newsom between rock and hard place

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/california-reparations-recommendations-newsom-between-rock-hard-place

In a rational universe, promising something insanely undeliverable would backfire on the promise-maker ... but is California in such a universe?

I could be way, way off here, but I'd posit that if/when Governor Hairstyle signs off on this POS, he's looking at Uncle Sugar to fill the coffers.

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The problem with legislation like this is the politicians who create it to gather votes are usually out of office when the bill comes due  :thatsright:
Life is tough and it’s even tougher when you’re stupid

Basking in the glow of my white Privilege, while I water the Begonias with liberal tears!

I will give up my guns when the liberals give up their illegal aliens

We need a Bull Shit tax to make the Democrats go broke!