I’m so old I remember when San Francisco was a nice place to visit.

How many American cities are legitimate tourist destinations in themselves? Approximately none, now, but I remember when there was one – right on the Pacific with this big pretty bay. Safe and pleasant year round, with lots of cool things to see and do.

But that was then. It was fine when SF politicians encouraged nonthreateningly whacky behavior, a la New Orleans, after all not even Puritans enjoy living around a bunch of Puritans. But they seem determined to see what happens when you take it so far as to virtually outlaw normalcy

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has passed a resolution declaring the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” and urged the federal government to do the same – the latest escalation in the heated rhetoric from Democrats regarding the NRA in the wake of several deadly mass shootings.

The resolution, which passed Tuesday and says the U.S. is “plagued by an epidemic of gun violence,” accuses the NRA of using “its considerable wealth and organization strength to promote gun ownership and incite gun owners to acts of violence.”

I don’t pay that much attention to the NRA these days* but have a feeling that if any participants in the “epidemic of gun violence” that the cable news talkers like to rant about were NRA members, we’d have heard about it. A lot.

In fact I used to read American Rifleman but don’t recall any particularly overt ‘incitements to acts of violence.’ Bunch of fuddy duddies, really…

*Full disclosure: Long ago I was a life member – but after I stopped responding to their mercilessly incessant fund-raiser mailings they lost all record of it. Just as well; when I get dragged to the camps by President Omar I want it to be for something I actually did, and not for my long-dead association with a “terrorist organization.”

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6 Responses to I’m so old I remember when San Francisco was a nice place to visit.

  1. Zelda says:

    Me too. SF was a beautiful place with a picture postcard view in any direction and wonderful food. The last time I saw it it was an open sewer inhabited by an assortment of very interesting persons. Wonder what the earthquake will do to restore it?

  2. free.and.true says:

    Well, at least Ilhan Omar can’t become president, since she’s not a natural-born citizen…

    Did you hear the one about how some San Franshitsco city councilperson objects to the use of power washers to clean the feces off city sidewalks, because hoses are rayciss and triggering to people of color?

  3. Joel says:

    “Not a natural born citizen?” Where’s that written down as a requirement? “Constitution?” That old thing?

  4. Kentucky says:

    Article II, Section I, paragraph 5: “No Person except a natural born Citizen . . . shall be eligible to the Office of President . . .”


  5. Jay Bee says:

    San Francisco used to be a beautiful city. I liked going there as a kid and some of my favorite memories are taking the train and catching a ball game with my Dad. SF is but a whisper of what the city once was, Journey and Train songs be damned.

    Zelda, sad as it is to say, I don’t think even The Big One can bring that city back to sanity.

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