Run Away, Run Away!

Good news, everyone! Thanks to more than six months of BLM/Antifa riots, Americans in big cities have finally realized it’s time to get the hell out.

Apartment rents fell this year in 10 of the nation’s most expensive cities — like San Francisco, New York, Boston and Seattle — amidst a pronounced exodus by occupants, according to an analysis by RENTCafé, a search website.

* Rental applications dropped 10% in 2020, according to the site.
* The median income of renters — which rose in 2018 and 2019 — stagnated at $38,400, the same as last year.

By the numbers: For those who were lucky enough to have expiring leases or break existing ones, there was good news: The national average rent stayed at $1,465 instead of rising.

I mean, sure, the lower rent is terrific, but it’s severely offset by the congestion, the violence, and the chance your house will literally be burned to the ground.

The Founding Bothers

A San Francisco high school has decided to paint over a mural entitled, “Life of Washington,” because America’s first (and greatest) president is now seen as “problematic.”

San Francisco will spend up to $600,000 to paint over historical artwork at a public school depicting the life of George Washington, a mural once seen as educational and innovative but now criticized as racist and degrading for its depiction of black and Native American people.

Years ago, when the leftists started erasing Confederate statues and paintings, I told people they would eventually come for Washington and Jefferson. People laughed at me. Anyone laughing now?

The “Life of Washington” was painted by Victor Arnautoff, one of the foremost muralists in the San Francisco area during the Depression. The San Francisco School Board’s decision to paint over the 83-year-old mural is prompting some to worry that other artwork from the so-called New Deal era could face a similar fate because of changing sensitivities.

In addition to depicting Washington as a soldier, surveyor and statesman, the 13-panel, 1,600-square foot mural at George Washington High School contains images of white pioneers standing over the body of a Native American and slaves working at Washington’s Mount Vernon estate in Virginia.

So an accurate portrayal of George Washington, warts and all, must be erased from public view before some public school student decides to think for himself. Leftists have destroyed the American education system. The teachers and administrators – most, but not all – spend their days indoctrinating their students instead of teaching them. These people are the problem, not the solution.

The board’s decision last week comes at a time when the legacies of Washington and other historical figures who owned slaves are being re-examined. Some cities have changed the names of streets and buildings named after slave owners.

Just last week, the Charlottesville, Virginia City Council decided to remove Thomas Jefferson’s birthday from the holiday register, and will no longer celebrate the event. Jefferson was a lifelong resident of Charlottesville, and founded the University of Virginia there.

Jefferson was a slaveholder, you see, so his name must be stricken from the public record.

We’ll Call Him Bazooka Joe

There’s no denying San Francisco is a crime-ridden cesspool of leftist thought. As such, its citizens have taken precautions against being victimized by the city’s thugs.

While gun discussions often center on the topic of assault weapons, anti-tank weapons have never quite sparked the same level of debate.

A bazooka did, however, make its way safely and peacefully into the hands of a San Francisco police officer Saturday during the police department’s annual gun buyback event.

The weapon pictured is an AT-4, better known as a bazooka or rocket launcher. It’s designed to disable armored vehicles. (H/TAOSHQ)

Don’t worry, eventually the bazooka will fall into the hands of one of San Francisco’s cherished illegal immigrants.

Smooth Move, Ex-Lax

An elderly San Francisco man had his schedule backed up after two women robbed him outside a subway station.

A pair of women attacked a 64-year-old man with pepper spray Thursday night near the Powell Street BART Station in San Francisco.

The irregular incident occurred about 9 a.m. when the man got into an argument with the two women, one of whom is estimated to be in her 20s, the other in her 60s, on Sixth Street between Market and Mission streets.

As the argument escalated, one of the women pepper-sprayed the victim and her accomplice snatched his bag full of laxatives.

Let’s hope the women squeeze every inch out of their booty, because with the police on their tail, they will be making the runs.

San Francisco Welcomes Batman

Spiked Baseball Bat In San Francisco

Someone has been leaving spiked bats across San Francisco, probably to match their fellow citizens’ spiked collars.

Someone has been chaining spiked baseball bats to poles throughout San Francisco, and continue to confuse police officers as to their intended purpose. Officers first received reports of wooden or metal baseball bats appearing on poles and parking meters in the city on Thanksgiving morning.

The bats have “spikes” that run through them, and nearly 30 of them have popped up around the city.

Okay, I have two theories here. First, the person is leaving the bats as protection against evildoers. Second, the person is trying to make baseball – for my money, the most boring sport ever – more interesting.