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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. San Francisco Unleashes Destructive Creation on Silicon Valley

 

Hans Vestberg, CEO of Verizon Communications, speaks about the deployment of 5G wireless technology during the TechCrunch Disrupt forum in San Francisco.
Politicians kvetch a lot about Big Tech, but government officials everywhere would love their country, state, or city to have its own Silicon Valley. Alas, there’s no magic formula, no blueprint for top-down constructing a fertile ecosystem of technological innovation and entrepreneurship. As economist Enrico Moretti has noted, “If you look at the history of America’s great innovation hubs, we haven’t found one that was directly, explicitly engineered by an explicit policy on the part of the government.”

That’s just not how it seems to work in America. It’s more of an organic, idiosyncratic, indirect thing. As University of Washington historian Margaret O’Mara, author of “The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America,” told me in a recent podcast, the story of Silicon Valley isn’t “a story of big government coming in with giant research labs and command-and-control” although Washington certainly played a critical role.

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Heather Mac Donald joins Seth Barron to discuss homelessness on the streets of San Francisco and the city’s wrongheaded attempts to solve the problem. “San Francisco has conducted a real-life experiment in what happens when a society stops enforcing bourgeois norms of behavior,” writes Mac Donald in City Journal. For nearly three decades, the Bay Area has been a magnet for […]

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It’s a big day on the Three Martini Lunch! Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America start by welcoming the news that Leif Olson has been re-hired at the Labor Department just one day after he was falsely accused of anti-Semitism by Bloomberg Law. Then they are encouraged that Secretary of […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. San Francisco Declares NRA a ‘Terrorist Organization’

 

Guess that makes me a “terrorist” by their definition. According to The San Francisco Gate:

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on Tuesday declaring that the National Rifle Association is a domestic terrorist organization. The officials also urged other cities, states and the federal government to follow suit.

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Bullitt: The Car Chase

 

What was the greatest car chase scene of all time? I don’t really know; but, if I had to pick one – I’d pick the chase scene from the 1968 movie Bullitt. There were car chase scenes in the movies long before Bullitt (lots of ’em), and there have been even more car chase scenes in the movies since Bullitt. But, Bullitt is a dividing line — car chase scenes after were and still are measured against the Bullitt chase scene. That full scene (a little over ten minutes in length) is below. I should note that when I started to put this post together it took a while to find the complete scene (at least in a form that could be pasted here on Ricochet), which was a little surprising.

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Erica Sandberg joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss the deteriorating state of public order in San Francisco. The Bay Area’s most densely populated and desirable neighborhoods are being destroyed by lawlessness and squalor. San Francisco now leads the nation in property crime, according to the FBI. “Other low-level offenses,” Sandberg reports for City Journal, “including drug dealing, street harassment, encampments, […]

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America tackle ESPN’s decision to stop with the politics and stick with the sports. They also cheer Democratic Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards for vowing to sign a heartbeat bill if it reaches his desk. And they step carefully while discussing San Francisco spending more […]

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The Democrats never met a tax they didn’t like. From the land of fruits and nuts: https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/san-francisco-ipo-tax-tech-unicorns-uber-lyft-pinterest More

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. A Raccoon Tale of Oppression

 

Oh, what sad times are these when a man is ridiculed for bringing his deceased support animal companion into a fast-food eating establishment in the wokist (wokiest?) of woke cities, where heroin needles are freely distributed and hundreds of citizens can unapologetically defecate on sidewalks. Shame on the hypocrites of San Francisco for shaming this elderly friend of late raccoons. Clearly, the learned citizens of Sodom-and-Gomorrah-by-the-Bay don’t appreciate the crafty intelligence of the Procyon lotor…uh raccoon…which actually surpasses the intelligence of many of the city’s elected officials. For example, here is a raccoon outsmarting an elaborately-protected bird feeder. I challenge any on the Board of Supervisors to attempt the same feat:

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(August 10, 2026 – San Francisco) – United States Senator Sonia Cortez-Bolaño, a former sales clerk for a chain of marijuana stores in the Bay Area, and a relative newcomer to California and to California politics, and a prominent voice of the Communist Party USA who, a little more than two years ago, sent shockwaves […]

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Ray and I will be going on the Hillsdale Cruise to Hawaii (round trip from San Francisco), leaving next Sunday, July 15. We are flying in the afternoon of the 14th, staying at the Airport Hampton Inn Saturday night. We will not have a car. Would anyone like to have a meet up over drinks […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. An Open Letter to Cthulhu Cultists

 
It’s the apocalypse, so why don’t you put down the funny-sided dice.

Seriously, what in the hell are you all waiting for? I know you’ve had no choice but to hide in far-flung corners of the world: the ice deserts of the north, the remote bayous of the south, the D&D gaming tables in your moms’ basements, but know this: the time for you to organize is right now.

And I quote: “Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn.” — “In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.”

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast for December 5, 2017 – number 152 – it’s the San Francisco Dodges a Bullet edition of the show with your hosts Hartford radio guy Todd Feinburg and nanophysicist Mike Stopa. Today we have special guest and good friend (really, she’s a friend…we have had a beer […]

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. On Lawfare and Legend of Lucretia

 

The legends of ancient Rome tell the story of Lucretia. It tells how the age of the Roman Kingdom ended and the age of the Roman Republic began. It is the story of why the last Roman king, a true tyrant, named Tarquinius Superbus (Tarquin the Proud, as in “the arrogant”), was finally overthrown. It also shows the powerful public outrage over the wrongful death of a virtuous woman.

The legend goes that, one night, a group of Roman nobles was getting drunk and bragging about whose wife was the most virtuous. To settle the argument, they rode to each of their houses so that the others could see just how their wives spent their idle time. All of the wives were found feasting or relaxing, except for Lucretia, the wife of Collatinus. When the nobles arrived at the house of Collatinus, Lucretia was found busily spinning wool. Her virtue and her beauty caught the drunken eye of Sextus, the son of King Tarquin.

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Chapter 6 – The Wharf Rat “Hey sissy-pants! I thought I told you never to come down here.” More

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(Sarcasm alert) Edwin Lee, the mayor of San Francisco who shares the initial “E” and the last name “Lee” with one of the most despicable human beings who ever lived, steadfastly refuses to change his offensive last name. It’s clear that he is an Asian White Supremacist masquerading as a kind-hearted and compassionate Leftist. Do […]

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Chapter 4 — Mr. Corbett, Mr. Crocker & Mr. Crain The repeated clanging of the passing cable cars on Market Street never distracted Henry Crain from his work. He wasn’t one to daydream and spend his time gazing out at the throngs of passersby, the cable cars, and the other traffic on Market Street and […]

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The Curious Globe of Cornelius Crain – Chapter 3 — The ‘Coast’ More

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Jim Crow Comes to San Francisco

 

San Francisco Public Defender Matt Gonzalez is protecting Sheriff Ross Mikarimi, not “defending” Kate Steinle’s killer.
In an attempt to influence the jury pool for the upcoming Kate Steinle murder case, Public Defender Matt Gonzalez wrote a mawkish San Francisco Chronicle op-ed in which he portrayed the alleged killer, Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, as misunderstood and maligned.

He penned, “the truth is he’s never previously been charged with a crime of violence. He is a simple man with a second-grade education who has survived many hardships. He came to the U.S. repeatedly because extreme poverty is the norm in many parts of Mexico. He risked going to jail so that he could perform a menial job that could feed him.”

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