Mexicans…what say ye in the matter of Kathryn Steinle? | “Who is Francisco Sanchez?”

I went out of my way the other day to minimize the severity of Donald Trump’s tirades behind the reasonable observation that crime on the part of Mexican illegal aliens is not tremendously noteworthy (statistically speaking).

And then what happens?

Fucking Francisco Sanchez is what happens.

Francisco-Sanchez

What the hell?

On the heels of Trump’s comments last week regarding the alleged dangerous criminality of Mexican illegal aliens, what better and more convenient incident than the shooting death of Kathryn Steinle on Wednesday outside SF’s foodie Ferry Building in the middle of the day?

By all accounts, a rather mysterious shooting, utterly random in nature, and lacking any discernible motive.

The man suspected of fatally shooting a 32-year-old woman on Pier 14 next to the San Francisco Ferry Building in broad daylight on Wednesday has been arrested, police announced Thursday.
Police said Francisco Sanchez, of Texas, apparently shot the woman at random, with no apparent motive.

The victim, identified by the medical examiner’s office as Kathryn Steinle, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound to her upper torso at about 6:30 p.m. near the Embarcadero and Mission Street in the city’s South Beach neighborhood, police said.
On Thursday, divers scoured the bay near the pier to look for evidence.
Police announced at a press conference Thursday afternoon the 45-year-old male suspect was arrested. Officers said Steinle was the victim of a random attack.

And from earlier today:

Steinle, 32, of Pleasanton, was gunned down Wednesday evening near the Embarcadero and Mission Street in the city’s South Beach neighborhood. Police arrested Francisco Sanchez following what they believe is a random incident.
New details emerged about the suspect Friday when the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency reported that Sanchez is an undocumented immigrant with nearly a dozen aliases and a long criminal history. He has previously been deported to Mexico five times, according to authorities.

San Francisco County Sheriff’s Legal Counsel Freya Horne told NBC Bay Area Friday that the city and county of San Francisco are sanctuaries for immigrants, and they do not turn over undocumented people – if they don’t have active warrants out for them – simply because immigration officials want them to.

I could not have chosen a more tailor-made egregious case to muffle the anti-Trump forces than the case of Francisco Sanchez. What a splendid truth-stranger-than fiction scenario!

Sanchez, illegal, deported, Mexican, and emblematic of San Francisco’s overly liberal sanctuary policy.

Who cares if a thousand illegal aliens followed in Sanchez’ wake and didn’t so much as shoplift a piece of candy?

All that matters is the horribly visible destruction of a San Franciscan’s life for no conceivable reason other than the pure sport of death. Donald Trump won this match.

Unfortunately Kathryn Steinle was a loser, as well. Her tragic death is forgotten amid the politicized circus that this Trumpian saga escalated into.

In my post linked earlier, I alluded to the illegal alien “zero tolerance” policy that attends their criminal behavior. Even if the general swath of Mexican immigrant crime is not as overbearing as Trump might infer with his exclamations, their most minute penal infractions should nevertheless not happen if the U.S.’s Southern border were secure. No illegal aliens, no illegal alien crime.

But when the case becomes cold-blooded murder, our investment turns brutally serious.

“Who is Francisco Sanchez?”

The Ferry Building/Pier 14 from my SF trip in March

The Ferry Building from my SF trip in March (Pier 14 is slightly south of here)

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Michael Eisner’s half-truth about women falls strategically shy of the un-PC mark.

Michael Eisner, the Hollywood industry behemoth, uttered some semi-ugly truths as part of a backhanded homage to Goldie Hawn at the Aspen Ideas Festival last week. Eisner meets the expectations one would have of such a Hollywood insider and industry leader – a Jewish man suffused with liberal affectations and awash is faux social redeeming sensitivities that are innate to the cult of offending few while aspiring to propound that elitism which fetishizes the embrace of all that is victimized and subverted by “The Man.”

Perhaps it was because Eisner’s ultimate goal was to make the case for some rehashed PC observations (he took the circuitous route, to be sure), but in the process, he made a point that bears mentioning.

“From my position, the hardest artist to find is a beautiful, funny woman. By far. They usually—boy am I going to get in trouble, I know this goes online—but usually, unbelievably beautiful women, you being an exception, are not funny.”

The Atlantic continues:

“You [Hawn] didn’t think you were beautiful. I know women who have been told they’re beautiful, they win Miss Arkansas, they don’t ever have to get attention other than with their looks. So they don’t tell a joke. In the history of the motion-picture business, the number of beautiful, really beautiful women—a Lucille Ball—that are funny, is impossible to find.”

Somewhat dubiously, The Atlantic attempts to defend the honor and hilarity of “beautiful women” everywhere.

It’s a statement that recalls Christopher Hitchens’s Vanity Fair essay, “Why Aren’t Women Funny?,” which drew big controversy upon its publication in 2007, given the success of women comedians from Lucille Ball to Tina Fey. For her part, Hawn said she agreed that she may owe her sense of humor to her being an “ugly duckling” growing up.

Um, while Tina Fey, Lucille Ball and Goldie Hawn are/were certainly attractive, “handsome” women, I would never consider them beautiful in the sense that Eisner meant and that which he leaped over a river of logic to apply against his dialogue partner, Hawn. These women represent that branch of womanhood who is “normal” and pretty in a “real world” way; a nuanced appeal that would never walk the rarefied air of a beauty pageant nor elicit the universal lust of men across all ranges. They are not feminine, girly, archetypal sexpots who subsist on looks. So Eisner, in a way, disqualified his comments by lumping Hawn in with that level of Miss Arkansas beauty queen because essentially, he is telling Hawn she is no Miss Arkansas.

There are women, usually beautiful from day one, who, as Eisner hinted, learn to rely on little else other than looks. Some parlay this into that annoying pageantry of swimsuits and smiles. These women are not funny. They don’t have to be.

Miss Arkansas

Miss Arkansas

I would go a step further and accuse Eisner of merely spouting a self-protective half-truth.

Perhaps he realizes this but refrained from blanket statements, of the sort that will truly bring the PC wrath upon him for. His statement was pointed at “beautiful” women, something most SJW types can’t pretend applies to themselves, thus excluding it as a cause from their self-absorbed agenda of hysteria. But if Eisner had been honest, he would have said that most women are not funny: ugly, average, and beautiful, alike.

“Funny” is born of pained, helpless introspection and consummate despair, something females generally avoid in our modern age for a variety of reasons. Women are not generally held accountable for their behavior and aspersions, hence experiencing little deterrent suffering in reaction to their vast array of crude, untested notions. Humor does not come easy when you have not learned the oppressive nature of arbitrary social ceilings.

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Chicago’s new internet tax is not about the money; it’s about setting the stage for your imminent ass rape.

Chicago, for once, represents the wave of the future.

Netflix service in Chicago is about to get notably more expensive. On the hunt for new revenue, Chicago’s Department of Finance is applying two new rules that would impact companies like Netflix and Spotify. One covers “electronically delivered amusements” and another covers “nonpossessory computer leases”; together they form a unique and troubling new attempt by cities to tax any city resident that interacts with “the cloud. According to the Chicago Tribune, streaming service providers need to start collecting the tax starting September 1.

The new tax is expected to net the city of Chicago an additional $12 million annually.

“The amusement tax applies to charges paid for the privilege to witness, view or participate in an amusement,” states the city’s new ruling (pdf). “This includes not only charges paid for the privilege to witness, view or participate in amusements in person but also charges paid for the privilege to witness, view or participate in amusements that are delivered electronically.”

“Jurisdictions around the world, including the US, are trying to figure out ways to tax online services,” a Netflix representative tells the Verge. “This is one approach.”

Wow! $12 million annually for the Midwest metropolis.

That sounds like a figure that better describes the net of all drug transactions in the city during any given week.

For a pittance, a city of almost 3 million people will extend a symbolic tax on “electronically delivered amusements” and the “nonpossessory computer leases” they rode in on.

What gives?

Why this is a token gesture, of course; one with mighty ramifications and a dark foreshadowing of our future.

For $12 million, Chicago’s internet streaming tax is obviously not about the money. It’s about, as I called it earlier, the “symbolism.” It’s about setting the stage and erecting a new revenue paradigm that will one day prove to be so lucrative that the $12 million will seem like nothing but a penny investment, comparatively.

Bend over and assume the position, internet consumer!

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This is diversity, bitch! (Se buscan)

An Arizona couple, Mike and Tina Careccia, have been missing since June 22.

Family members say Tina Careccia was on the way to work with her husband, Michael, early one Monday morning this month. But they never made it.

Now it’s been more than a week since the Arizona couple went missing, and investigators say they suspect foul play. Their dark gray 2008 Honda Accord was found abandoned, but still, family members say there’s no trace of them.

“Our priority is to locate this missing couple, yet we have evidence that suggests foul play,” Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said in a statement. “This is not just a search, but it is also criminal investigation into the couple’s disappearance. We shall continue our search and investigation simultaneously.”

Babeu didn’t provide additional details about what leads detectives to suspect criminal activity.

Well, if you watch too much television and movies, you’ll quickly assume the son is involved.

Who the hell knows, but one of the “missing” posters is entirely in Spanish.

This is Arizona, after all. Things go bump in the desert international border night.

I hope they are found, alive and well.

se buscan

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Go to HAL! Robots behaving badly at VW in Germany.

Robot kills worker at Volkswagen plant in Germany

A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany, the automaker has said.

The man died on Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 100km (62 miles) north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said.

The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said.

Now lest the nervous Nellies begin letting their fictional fantasylands get the better of them, the news report was clear to hedge speculation:

He said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process. He said it normally operates within a confined area at the plant, grabbing auto parts and manipulating them.

You know, just because. No need to worry people with the possibility that a ravenous Kraut robot is on the loose or has a malevolent mind of its own…

OK, now this?

German news agency DPA reported that prosecutors were considering whether to bring charges, and if so, against whom.

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