Thursday, December 26, 2019

Boxing Day 2019

Obviously I didn’t get that Time Decelerator I had on my Wish List as Christmas is now just another somewhat blurry entry in life’s memory book.

Image result for time deceleratorThe slo-mo Time Decelerator Helmut

It’s hard to believe it’s Boxing Day already. The day after Christmas holiday was invented by the Victorian Brits and originally was the day the rich let their help off so they could go celebrate with their own families; the masters would present a Christmas box of gifts to their servants to take with them. How quaint.

Boxing day has taken on different meanings in different places since then. None more different than in California where over half of the nation’s homeless now reside.

Image result for people living in boxesActually every day is boxing day in Cali.

The President has called their governor out on it as he was catching up on his tweetstream on Christmas:

Even the San Francisco Chronicle seems to have had it with the problem, coming down rather firmly on the President’s side:

The nation’s homelessness problem has to a disturbing degree become California’s homelessness problem. While the latest counts compiled by the federal government show that America’s homeless population is growing again after more than a decade of declines, the entire national increase and more can be attributed to California alone…

California’s dire statistics underscore the extent to which state and local policies drive an extraordinary and persistent failure to shelter the equivalent of a midsize city. Although the state has the worst housing shortage on the U.S. mainland, resistance to dealing with it remains endemic among the Legislature’s ruling Democrats and in nominally progressive cities such as San Francisco.

It’s amazing how long it takes for reality to hit some people upside the head. And that, my friends, is the real reason we still celebrate boxing day in America.

You’re free to put your money on the greased back metrosexual running Cali these days,

Image result for gavin newsomDoes Gavin remind anyone else of Mitt?

me: my money will continue to be on the champ.

Image result for trump boxing

Have a nice, peaceful boxing day. Savor the taste and memories of the season.