I will tell you here and now that I believe San Francisco to be one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. From the cultural and culinary diversity of Chinatown to the architectural magnificence of City Hall, there is no other municipality in our country that comes close to matching the City by the Bay.
However, the farthest left of America's whackjobs have flocked to San Francisco in droves since the Social Revolution of the 1960s. Today, those very whackjobs or their descendants control city government, and a great deal of them have decided to make the land they invaded a living hell for business.
Gavin Newsom, the Mayor of San Francisco and Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor of California, recently came to the conclusion that his hatred for soft drinks and juices containing sugar constitutes an outright ban on the sale of either products in vending machines. Of course, the Board of Supervisors deemed this as madness and effectively told him to take a hike.
Their decision did not get a good little tyrant like Gavin down, however. He decided that the only way to save the poor, feeble minded populace of San Francisco from themselves was to issue an executive order which would make his dreams a reality. In record time one was drafted, signed by him, and made law.
So, there you have it. The Great Big Government of one of America's largest cities has banned affordable and popular food items just as the Great Recession prepares to take an unexpected double dip. That should really turn things around for the better.
To describe Newsom's actions as idiotic would be a criminal understatement. As we all know, his executive order will not do a thing to curb the consumption of sugary drinks. This small minded dictator has literally pushed commerce out of his city and into its suburbs. If elected lieutenant governor, the people of California should expect more things like this from him on a statewide level.
Sadly, this is not the first, nor will it be the last, example of what happens when bureaucrats are given too much power. Judging from past results, they can be counted on to abuse it to no end.
Maybe now this message will sink in for the citizens of the City that Knows How.