20 Million Rats Taking Over Lost Angeles – They’re Moving North Too

by Jack

“Rats! They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
And bit the babies in the cradles,
And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
And licked the soup from the cooks’ own ladle’s,
Split open the kegs of salted sprats,
Made nests inside men’s Sunday hats,
And even spoiled the women’s chats
By drowning their speaking
With shrieking and squeaking
In fifty different sharps and flats.“  Robert Browning

Excerpt from the Los Angeles Times, by Steve Lopez

The LAPD station on skid row was cited by the state for a rodent infestation and other unsanitary conditions, and one employee there was infected with the strain of bacteria that causes typhoid fever.

We’ve got thousands of people huddled on the streets, many of them withering away with physical and mental disease. Sidewalks have disappeared, hidden by tents and the kinds of makeshift shanties you see in Third World places. Typhoid and typhus are in the news, and an army of rodents is on the move.

On Thursday I saw a county health inspector on rat patrol between 7th and 8th streets on skid row. He was carrying a clipboard and said he had found droppings and other evidence of rodents, and I asked where:

Everywhere,” he said.

The city of Los Angeles has become a giant trash receptacle. It used to be that illegal dumpers were a little more discreet, tossing their refuse in fields and gullies and remote outposts.

Now city streets are treated like dumpsters, or even toilets — on Thursday, the 1600 block of Santee Street was cordoned off after someone dumped a fat load of poop in the street. I’m not sure when any of this became the norm, but it must have something to do with the knowledge that you can get away with it. Every time sanitation crews knock down one mess, another dumpsite springs up nearby.

You wanna take a tour with me of how things looked Wednesday and Thursday?

OK, the shovels were still out on Crocker Street, which was looking pretty good, so I went over to East 10th Street and Naomi Avenue, several blocks away, near the Coca-Cola distribution center.

The north side of 10th Street looked like a landfill. Trash was scattered in the street and on the sidewalk, and there was a little bit of everything. Splintered lumber, metal poles, soiled blankets and clothing, a sofa, buckets, boxes.

Trucks come by and run over the trash,” said Ron Riego, 60, who lives under a tarp on the corner and pointed out where some of the debris has been flattened by traffic.   END, but its not really, its just the beginning.

By Jack:  In CA we’re taking in over one quarter of the entire nation’s population of drug addicts, burnouts, crazies, and bums and every year this number swells.  That massive concentration of human misery is absolutely unmanageable for one state and sooner or later the legislators in Sacramento are going to figure that out.  But, in the meanwhile they are going to spend billions of tax dollars chasing a solution that can’t be found here.

Our dear comrade legislators in Sacratomato are promoting the idea that if we could just build enough affordable housing, (transitional housing they call it) then we could bring this crisis under control!

In our little town of Chico, the council is determined to do its part to cure the homeless problem by what else. . . building tiny houses!  But, then our council is dominated by liberal idiots, so what else could you expect.  Certainly nothing rational.   Affordable housing is not the answer for what is causing our so-called homeless crisis.  I say so-called because these people are beyond beingly merely homeless.  These people are largely a mix of dysfunctional people done in by mental problems, alcohol and drugs and they will never be employable.  They’re brains are fried.  There is no way they will ever be able to contribute to their own care.

Consider, that the highest percentage of illegal aliens reside in Los Angeles and they find housing, is our legislature indirectly blaming the lack of affordable housing on illegal aliens?  That would be rich.

Sometimes the stuff coming out of Sacramento is just beyond belief and more recently what’s coming out of the Chico City Council is too.  XXX



Note this bi-partisan bill so frequently misquoted by liberals-

The Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act (Cal. Welf & Inst. Code, sec. 5000 et seq.) regulates involuntary civil commitment to a mental health institution in the state of California. The act set the precedent for modern mental health commitment procedures in the United States. The bipartisan bill was co-authored by California State Assemblyman Frank D. Lanterman (R) and California State Senators Nicholas C. Petris (D) and Alan Short (D), and signed into law in 1967 by Governor Ronald Reagan. The Act went into full effect on July 1, 1972. It cited seven articles of intent:

  • To end the inappropriate, indefinite, and involuntary commitment of mentally disordered persons, people with developmental disabilities, and persons impaired by chronic alcoholism, and to eliminate legal disabilities;
  • To provide prompt evaluation and treatment of persons with serious mental disorders or impaired by chronic alcoholism;
  • To guarantee and protect public safety;
  • To safeguard individual rights through judicial review;
  • To provide individualized treatment, supervision, and placement services by a conservatorship program for gravely disabled persons;
  • To encourage the full use of all existing agencies, professional personnel and public funds to accomplish these objectives and to prevent duplication of services and unnecessary expenditures;
  • To protect mentally disordered persons and developmentally disabled persons from criminal acts.

The Act in effect ended all hospital commitments by the judiciary system, except in the case of criminal sentencing, e.g., convicted sexual offenders, and those who were “gravely disabled”, defined as unable to obtain food, clothing, or housing.[1] It did not, however, impede the right of voluntary commitments. It expanded the evaluative power of psychiatrists and created provisions and criteria for holds.

Prior to 1987 it was assumed that the Act allowed involuntary treatment for those who were detained under an initial three-day hold (for evaluation and treatment) and a subsequent fourteen-day hospitalization (for those patients declared after the three-day hold to be dangerous to themselves or others or gravely disabled). However, in the 1987 case of Riese v. St. Mary’s Hospital and Medical Center, the California Court of Appeal declared that these patients had the right to exercise informed consent regarding the use of antipsychotic drugs, except in an emergency, and if they rejected medication “a judicial determination of their incapacity to make treatment decisions” was required before they could be involuntarily treated.[2][3] This case was a class action suit brought in the name of patient Eleanor Riese by the California ACLU.[2] Eleanor Riese’s story is depicted in the movie 55 Steps.[4]



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30 Responses to 20 Million Rats Taking Over Lost Angeles – They’re Moving North Too

  1. Peggy says:

    I keep getting a message that says this site can’t be reached for a comment I’m trying to post with a link. So this is a test to see if this comment is posted or not too.

  2. Soaps says:

    The rats took over LA and most of California many years ago. Now they are inviting their friends.

  3. Peggy says:

    Still can’t post my comment, so am trying a condensed version.

    It’s my understanding the shutting down of state run mental health hospitals was the result of two ACLU lawsuits in NY and Florida winning in the supreme court. All states that had state run hospitals began shutting them down to avoid lawsuits.

    Democrats have promoted another lie by accusing Reagan of being the reason so many mentally ill people are on our streets.


  4. Peggy says:

    Off topic bombshell.

    Could the rumors of Seth Rich and the DNC emails be true?

    From Conservative Treehouse.
    “True story. Just ask Dana Rohrabacher. Assange told him too.

    Reminder: The Mueller Report “concluded” that the DNC hack was perpetrated by Russians. This conclusion came directly from information provided by the DNC operative group Crowdstrike who “analyzed” the DNC servers. The FBI was never allowed to analyze the servers. Crowdstrike lied. His name was Seth Rich.”

    BOMBSHELL: Lawsuit Outs Fox News Ellen Ratner as Source for Seth Rich Intel:

  5. Peggy says:

    LA residents take action.

    LA Mayor Targeted by Recall Effort Over Homeless Crisis:

    Also, there’s a recall petition signing event for city council members Stone and Ory on Sat. 20th from 10am to 6pm at the Grocery Outlet by K-Mart.

    • Chris says:

      If by “it,” you mean “engage in a racist double standard,” sure.

      Trump did nothing in 2016 but talk about how bad America had gotten and how he alone could fix it. He painted a picture of a country overrun by crime, terrorism, drugs, and poverty. He said the unemployment rate could be in the 40s. He said he knew more than the generals. He said our airports were in “third world conditions.” When asked to denounce foreign dictators for murdering journalists, he said the US kills people too. Even now, he insults the FBI as liars and crooks while defending hostile foreign dictators and taking their words over those of our intelligence agencies.

      I don’t remember anyone telling him to go back to his own country, do you? Why might that be? Is it because white Americans have the freedom to find fault with our country and suggest improvements without having their Americanness questioned, and POC do not? “Go back to your own country” is one of the oldest racist slogans there is. To see anyone defending it in the US of A, a country founded on dissent and the right of all Americans to express their dissatisfaction with how our government is run, s extremely disheartening.

      • J Soden says:

        Once again, Chris proves the A$$umption adage. And it’s not me.

        • Chris says:

          There were no assumptions in the comment of mine you are replying to. There is evidence you cannot deny, and conclusions that you cannot rebut. If you could, you would do so. The cartoon you posted remains based on a racist double standard.

    • Chris says:

      Jim Gerargty takes issue with Trump’s comments in the National Review:

      Let me cut straight to my biggest concern. I see a short path between “that person’s not really an American because of her viewpoint,” and “that person’s not really an American because she’s an immigrant.” You might think that’s an overreaction, but Trump’s Sunday Twitter rant contended that AOC, Tlaib, and Pressley are immigrants.

      I see this as the same category as Ann Coulter declaring that Trump should deport Nikki Haley or her earlier declaration that Haley “is an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.” Or South Carolina Democrat Dick Harpootlian’s pledge to send Haley “back to wherever the hell she came from.” The subtext is clear: “You’re not really one of us.” There are too many people who still assume that if your skin is tan or your name is hard to spell, you must be an immigrant. Asian-Americans, Latino Americans, Indian-Americans, Arab-Americans – they’ve all experienced far too many times, some version of:

      “Where are you from?”

      …Whether or not you think it’s fair to call Trump “racist,” can anyone plausibly argue that Trump never draws conclusions about people based upon their ethnicity? Even after his declaration that Judge Curiel couldn’t be fair because he “is a Mexican”, his objection that Native Americans opening casinos “don’t look like Native Americans,” that Jeb Bush “has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife,” that “I do like Ted Cruz, but not a lot of Evangelicals come out of Cuba,” and interrupting an intelligence briefing about Pakistan to ask a Korean-American briefer “where are you from?” and referring to her as the “pretty Korean lady”. . . Trump constantly draws conclusions about people based upon where they come from and what ethnicity they are. At some point we’re being dishonest with ourselves if we pretend it’s not happening.


  6. Libby says:

    “These people are largely a mix of dysfunctional people done in by mental problems, alcohol and drugs and they will never be employable. They’re brains are fried. There is no way they will ever be able to contribute to their own care.”

    And so they should NOT have a tiny house? I mean, what’s your point? You’re always very harsh, but you NEVER say what’s to be done.

    I say, the tiny houses are not enough. At their nexus, in little community of tiny houses, is the community center, to which the residents report for assorted forms of therapy, and when they don’t show … out-calls are made. I’ve posted here before. These places are being built.

    But you don’t want one in Chico? Is that your point?

    P. S.: Sonoma State Hospital is still well and truly in business. However, per the Lanterman Act, only the entirely incapacitated (criminally or otherwise) have to stay there.

    • Post Scripts says:

      Libby, I was not the one who established the change in law concerning what it takes to put a hold on the mentally ill, as per 51-50 HS Code. If we could get over that huge bi-partisan mistake, then maybe we could start making some progress. For starters, we could begin by moving these people into mental health facilities spread across the USA – get them off the streets of LA, Berkeley, Oakland, SF, San Jose, etc. The majority of them didn’t come from here and they are not our problem to solve. But, CA can’t do it alone and they shouldn’t, not when we’ve inherited 75% or more of our problem people from other states thanks to our lavish safety nets and nice climate!

      This is a federal problem because it is beyond any one state’s ability to manage, but that won’t stop CA liberals from wasting billions, chasing a solution that is clearly beyond our reach. Even a rich state like CA can’t absorb such a huge burden, don’t you get it? I keep saying this over and over and you do not acknowledge it, why? Maybe, you should run for office, you would fit right in with the rest of em in Sacramento. AND NO TINY HOUSE AIN’T EVEN REMOTELY part of the solution…you’ll go broke building tiny houses. And worse…they will eventually be just another ghetto, making another problem for us to solve.

      Why don’t you for once look at the big picture, look down the road and see where you foolish ideas are taking us! CA is the poster state for stupid liberalism run amuck! Don’t you see the wasteful spending, the bureaucracy, the high taxation, the impact on the poor and middle-class, the poor representation, the departure from federal laws, the ruinous environment for business, the failing schools? You name the stupidest laws and current stupid bills and chances are they belong to CA. Get a freaking clue Libs.

      • Chris says:

        Jack, I hope you will take comfort in knowing that despite all of your critiques of your home state, no one will tell you to leave it and go back to where you came from. And I hope that you will agree with me that no one should ever be told that.

        • Post Scripts says:

          Chris, of course and I’ve never told anyone that. I remember a sign I saw in Oregon a number of years ago. It was just north of the state border and it was addressed to people in CA. It said welcome to Oregon – now go home. I got the impression they didn’t like CA folks. lol I could see that being said to the bums coming into CA too.

      • Libby says:

        Again, this entire post is entirely: “it won’t work !!!” So what will work ??

        Say it !!! You know what you mean !!!

        WE KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN !!!!

        Say it. (Own stock in The Geo Group, Inc., do we ??)

        And then … we can say to you … what a savage little person you are, and The Resistance Will Never Diminish, so suck it up.

        Indeed, I will abandon the higher ground occupied by Chris, and point out that in the reputedly arising, economic power house, India, people are still employed to pull the starved and dead out of the gutters every morning. You should consider a move.

        But if you’re not going to consider a move (I mean, the place smell really awful all the time), then you can just reconcile yourself to the effects of your “trickle down” economics. You thought it was such a good plan. Well, here are the results of your plan: thousands and thousands of unhoused, ill and/or addicted persons with no place to go and nothing to do … all day long … except provide revenue to The Geo Group, Inc., you wish.

        Sometimes … I am so ashamed to be an American … except that the CEO of The Geo Group was born in Greece, and the corp is domiciled in Australia … and so … I guess I’m so ashamed to be human.

        Wine … I need my wine.

        • Peggy says:

          “Well, here are the results of your plan: thousands and thousands of unhoused, ill and/or addicted persons with no place to go and nothing to do … all day long … ”

          LOL! In case you hadn’t noticed Libs it’s decade run liberal states and cities that mostly fill your description. Your party created the mess and it’s going to take more than a year or two to clean it up. Just looks at the huge improvements taking place in the rust belt states where some of the six millions jobs have been created.

          Sure Obama created lots of part-time jobs, because of the ObamaCare 30 hour cap which resulted in more people forced to work multiple jobs. One person forced to work two and three part-time jobs to feed their family is a lousy way to live. Trump is creating real full-time jobs with good salaries and benefits, resulting in an improved family life.

  7. J Soden says:

    Off topic, but another take on DC Follies:

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