Thursday, September 3, 2020

California Is Burning

By now the armies of wokeness have launched a campaign to show how blue cities in blue states are wonderful places to live. Virus and violence notwithstanding.

Pastoral images of bike riders in Central Part are supposed to erase the image of the woman, her pants down at her waist, giving a blow job to a man in public on the corner of Broadway and 79th St. And, let's not forget the man who tried to rape a woman on a subway platform a few days ago, at 11:00 a. m. Naturally, once he was caught he was quickly released on low bail.

And yet, for evidence of the current exodus out of such states, we offer this report, from Arizona. Naturally, it is merely anecdotal, but it certainly matters that Arizonans are now being inundated by Californians. The evidence: a proliferation of California license plates.

This comment, by Jon Gabriel of the Arizona Republic emphasizes the fact that it all proves that California is a failed state (via Maggie’s Farm):

Driving across Arizona, it’s hard not to notice a surge in California license plates. The reason for this is becoming more apparent every day. California is a failed state.

After nearly a decade of one-party rule, the once-Golden State is tarnished, possibly beyond repair. Listing all the problems facing our neighbors across the Colorado River would require several books, so I’ll only highlight a few.

The fifth-largest economy in the world and home to many of the greatest technology companies on Earth can’t keep the lights on. The state’s three largest utilities turned off power to more than 410,000 homes and businesses on Friday, Aug. 21, then again to half as many Saturday, Aug. 22.

And, that’s not all, folks. 

The New York Times reports today that insurance companies are refusing to write policies for California homeowners. It seems to have something to do with the wildfires, brought about by environmentally sensitive government policies. One understands that, after the riots and looting and arson in America’s major cities, these same insurance companies are going to be reluctant to write policies for inner city stores:

As wildfires burn homes across California, the state is also grappling with a different kind of climate predicament: How to stop insurers from abandoning fire-prone areas, leaving countless homeowners at risk.

Years of megafires have caused huge losses for insurance companies, a problem so severe that, last year, California temporarily banned insurers from canceling policies on some 800,000 homes in or near risky parts of the state. However, that ban is about expire and can’t be renewed, and a recent plan to deal with the problem fell apart in a clash between insurers and consumer advocates.

Insurers are widely expected to continue their retreat, potentially devastating the housing market if homes become essentially uninsurable.

What’s the old saying? Go woke; go broke. 


Giordano Bruno said...

1st reaction from socialist thugs who run CA: make them pay, compel them, sue them, seize their assets, smear them, have them arrested, put the mob on them. Do these people know who we are? They'd better agree to insure this or we will ruin them.

2nd reaction: Maybe we can insure everything internally and have the Sate of CA insure it. We'll never have to pay to anyone who isn't connected.

3rd reaction: If we can beat Trump, we can get the rest of the country to pay for our uninsurable liabilities. We need a national insurance pool for everything. Add insurance to the list of human rights.

Burn, baby burn. Everything bad for CA is good for America.

urbane legend said...

Right on, GB!

I'm surprised insurers wrote policies as long as they have.

Sam L. said...

Californians have been shat upon by their state government. By and of Democrats.

Stuart Schneiderman said...

Keep in mind, they voted for their government.

Sam L. said...

Yes, Stuart, the Stupid is STRONG is these ones.

Anonymous said...

Yet more genius, from our philosopher- kings.

Seems designed to incite, don't it?

MASS ATTORNEY GENERAL MAURA HEALEY: in a passionate speech on Tuesday, suggested the protests sweeping the nation may yield long-term benefits.

“Yes, America is burning. But that’s how forests grow,” she said.

- shoe