I can still remember when I was proud to be a Californian. California was the greatest state in the greatest nation on Earth. Well, the United States is still the greatest nation (until lately that was mostly due to the lack of competition) but California has gone from “great state” to “great big pile of shit.” If you want proof, look no further than what the late great Herb Caen called “Baghdad by the Bay”:
^The son of Weather Underground domestic terrorists convicted of felony murder for their role in the Brinks armored car robbery in 1981, has won a tightly contested race for district attorney in San Francisco.
Chesa Boudin won after campaigning to reform the the criminal justice system in a city already known for having a very liberal criminal justice system.
In October of 1981, Boudin’s parents, Kathy Boudin and David Gilbert, joined other members of the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army to rob a Brink’s armored car at the Nanuet Mall, in Nanuet, New York.
While in the process of stealing $1.6 million from the armored car, the self-professed revolutionaries killed Sgt. Edward Grady, Officer Waverly “Chipper” Brown, and Brinks guard Peter Paige, as well as wounded Paige’s partner Joseph Trombino.
Chesa Boudin, a toddler at the time of the Brinks robbery, was adopted by Weather Underground terrorist leaders Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn and spent his childhood years in Chicago before studying law at Yale University.
Before coming to San Francisco, Boudin, a fellow socialist, worked as a translator for Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez.
“Growing up, I had to go through a metal detector and steel gates just to give my parents a hug,” Boudin, 39, said in his campaign video. He has reportedly remained close to his parents and posted a photo on his Facebook campaign page of a family reunion in New York.
Apparently, in San Francisco, touting a happy “family reunion” with convicted cop killer parents, is helpful to a campaign for district attorney.
Boudin became the latest candidate across the nation to win district attorney elections by pushing for sweeping reform over incarceration. He said he wants to tackle racial bias in the criminal justice system, overhaul the bail system, protect immigrants from deportation and pursue accountability in police misconduct cases.
“The people of San Francisco have sent a powerful and clear message: It’s time for radical change to how we envision justice,” Boudin said in a statement. “I’m humbled to be a part of this movement that is unwavering in its demand for transformation.”
He didn’t even have to suck Willie Brown’s dick to get the job.
Was that a low blow?
Remember that old television show “Twelve O’Clock High?” The thing I remember from that show was the unique whistling shriek sound of a bomb dropping. That sound is now the official state song.
The current situation was not unforeseen. Back during Reagan’s first term a popular bumper sticker out here on the Left Coast said “Welcome to California. Now go home.”
Happy Armistice Day.
Donald Trump is still your President
Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself