Saturday, August 18, 2018

“For some reason, when there’s a garbage can on a corner, it attracts litter.”

These week’s example of Leftist Logic. From Ed Driscoll, highlights mine:

New York City Removes Trash Cans on the Upper West Side:

trash cans overflow

What happened to the baskets? Did they get removed in anticipation of some windy weather? Surely the Department of Sanitation [DSNY] would soon restore the baskets – thereby easing the overflow trash – she thought.

A neighbor who shared her concerns called 311 and was told that the baskets had been removed because people leaving Riverside Park were putting their trash in them. “You can’t make this up,” says Melissa.


Counterintuitive as it may seem, DSNY says having fewer trash baskets increases area cleanliness. “For some reason, when there’s a garbage can on a corner, it attracts litter,” DSNY Community Liaison Nick Circharo told West Side Rag. “The corner without a basket is the cleanest corner. If you take away the baskets, people will take their garbage elsewhere.”

I guess the concept is to send the trash home rather than have it overflow the existing facilities. Following that logic I would think that sanctuary cities like New York would be on board with sending the illegal aliens packing.

And cities like San Diego…

homelsssandiegohepaHomeless camp, San Diego

and San Francisco…

san fran homeless3Homeless encampment, San Francisco

might want to find a home for all the itinerants wandering around leaving their human garbage all over the streets instead of hiring “poop patrols.”

san fran poop map interactiveSan Francisco’s interactive “poop map”

The left seems comprised of certifiable idiots who, rather than raising the downtrodden up, seem committed to dragging the rest of us down into their muck.

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