Drug dealers and growers are running amok in Los Angeles County. But get this line from the story:
Another resident said the issue they run into with reporting the illegal farms is that there are so many that law enforcement puts them on a list and they do not know which ones are a priority to get rid of. (Los Angeles County Sheriff) Villanueva (a liberal Democrat) said he prioritizes the farms that are nearby the residential areas along with loosening the “may-issue” requirements for residents to obtain concealed carry firearm permits so they can better protect themselves.
Welcome to reality, Sheriff Villanueva. Here’s a thought: How about the people of LA County tell their obviously failed law enforcement to get stuffed, get a citizen’s militia together, photograph the cartel guys from drones, publish their photos and putting a $1,000 bounty on each one – dead or alive?
OK, so with that off my chest…
On To the Links!
Good Guy with Gun. The Left claims these don’t exist.
So, sort of a Secret State Police, then? (Just for fun, in German that’s Geheime Staatspolizei.) But hey. no more mean tweets!
Gas prices are expected to keep going up. But hey, no more mean tweets!
Democrats dig themselves in deeper on election integrity. But hey, no more mean tweets!
Speaking of integrity, and the lack thereof… Bear in mind that this is Obama‘s former ethics chief speaking.
AntiProfa attacks demonstrators at an LA spa. Because free speech can’t be allowed!
Could these assholes be any more blatant in their hypocrisy? What. Assholes.
Well now, this is interesting. Larry Elder as Governor of California? Longest of long shots, but if there are debates, they’ll be fun to watch.
This Week’s Idiots:
Not just idiocy: Absolute fucking lunacy, described at Battleswarm.
Heels-Up Harris continues to say idiotic things. Seriously, what the hell is wrong with these people? Mrs. Animal and I live out in the sticks – the post office doesn’t even deliver here, we are technically classified as “remote” – and we have a solid internet connection and a full modern office with computers, a scanner and printer, all the modern doodads. And everyone out here has cell phones with cameras. Just how disconnected from reality is this twit, anyway? It’s fucking embarrassing!
Strong Man populism? Colonel Schlichter may have a point, but there are plenty of possibilities how this, too, could head south.
OK, that’s all I can take for this week.
This Week’s Cultural Edification:
Genesis, led by front man Peter Gabriel, formed in 1967 but didn’t really gain traction until the 70s, with a couple of additions to the group that notably included drummer Phil Collins. In 1983 the group released their twelfth album, the eponymous Genesis, which included the jarring tune Mama.
It’s an odd song, especially considering the mostly upbeat tone of the band, typified in their previous (1981) album Abacab. Mama features a thumping, almost overwhelming synthesized drum beat, a wavering guitar lead, tremulous keyboards and, most of all, Phil Collin’s jarring vocals set off by a laugh that’s downright unsettling. It’s an odd song, set off by a video that sets a mood that is… Well, you decide. Here it is.