Gavin says... SF homeless came from Texas

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  1. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    The core Dem style is confirmed again. For example, take the SF cesspool... Don't be bothered with problem solving. Approach problems by blaming someone else. Gavin says "we took responsibility". Soooo... by doing what? Appealing to feelings?

    Did, as Gov. Gavin Newsom suggests, Texas make San Francisco's homelessness crisis worse?

    By JOHN MYERS JUN 24, 2019 | 5:00 AM

    Facing what feels like the first real crisis of his new administration — and in the midst of stalled efforts in Sacramento to do something about it — Gov. Gavin Newsom has taken aim at something new when asked about California’s homelessness problem: Texas.

    Specifically, Newsom accused the Republican-led state of sending people to San Francisco.

    “The vast majority also come in from — and we know this — from Texas. Just interesting fact,” Newsom said in an interview broadcast on Sunday with “Axios on HBO.”

    The comment came after interviewer Jim VandeHei asked Newsom why the net size of San Francisco’s homeless population hadn’t changed much during his tenure as the city’s mayor (although a number of people did find shelter during his administration).

    “The vast majority were not from California,” the governor said of those who were still left on the city’s streets. “I’m not suggesting they’re not our responsibility. Quite the contrary, we took responsibility.”

    In some ways, the comment was little more than another jab in the longstanding slugfest between the Golden State and the Lone Star State. Chronicled last week by the Economist in a series of special reports, the feud is equal doses practical and political. Both states have sought to crown themselves as champions in economic might. And both California and Texas won national attention by challenging the agendas of the last two presidents.

    But back to the accusation: Where did Newsom’s data come from?

    A spokesman first pointed to a 2016 newspaper story that counted the number of homeless people San Francisco officials put on buses to other communities and states. But the article doesn’t cite any inbound deliveries of people. In fact, it reported that Texas was the top out-of-state destination for San Francisco to send away homeless people. As of late Sunday night, there was no additional information provided to back up the governor’s claim.

    Newsom conceded in the broadcast that California has an enormous poverty problem. “We’ve got to get our act together,” he said. Nonetheless, he went on to criticize states led by Republicans that he said have an “intentional” policy to ignore those in need.

    “We could cut all those programs, let those folks suffer for themselves,” the governor said. “You lose a little bit of your soul. Where’s the strength in that? That’s weakness.”​
     
  2. pintail2222

    pintail2222 Elite Refuge Member

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    Hmmm. I have heard that Houston has had a successful crack down on their homeless population over the last couple of years. Maybe the homeless in Houston have decided to get out and head to San Francisco?
     
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  3. API

    API PAF-CA Flyway Moderator

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    Hmmmm... wonder how many SF homeless are wearing cowboy hats?
     
  4. fowlwhacker

    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    Wasn't it Houston that got all the nice folks from new Orleans after one if the hurricanes?
     
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  5. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    :yes
     
  6. Michael

    Michael Elite Refuge Member

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    I know a lot of those fellas in SF wear those leather chaps.... maybe he is onto something
     
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  7. blacktail

    blacktail Elite Refuge Member

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    It’s a well known fact that most homeless in west coast cities (LA, Seattle, Portland) aren’t locals. Portland is full of homeless from everywhere. It’s strictly due to police not enforcing any laws. Basically, they enable homelessness. Why not go there?
     
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  8. cootmeurer

    cootmeurer Elite Refuge Member

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    Nope, in the infinite wisdom of FEMA and some other agencies, a lot of those people were given round trip seats on chartered aircraft and delivered all over. I personally was involved with sharing my airbase Command Center with FEMA and the receiving of many airplanes. They got off, were delivered to crisis housing centers, and then many (most?) walked off. The reverse round up was almost non-existent.
     
  9. ALMODUX

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    Send them all
     
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  10. Bear

    Bear Elite Refuge Member

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    It was like Mogadishu had moved to Houston. Bus loads from New Orleans.

    I was at a WalMart and there was a corporate representative there holding department meetings on the floor warning associates to go with a security guard escort into the parking lot when they left or came into work. They were having robbery/muggings of WalMart (and other customers) employees directly traced to the hurricane "refugees".

    If you want to see an Armageddon look at some of the evacuation films on YouTube about the hurricane evacuations here in Houston for Rita.

    I saw unbelievable things that were simply Paleolithic. More people died in that "Charlie Frank" evacuation than were killed in the hurricane.

    Panic is a drug that is worse than meth.

    Footnote: Remember the government gun confiscation in that part of Louisiana?
     

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