🇺🇸 Boudin by the Bay
June 7, 2022

Good morning and happy Tuesday! The latest storm-protection method? Planting special trees immediately along the coastline.

Plus, Ohio lawmakers laughed as someone mentioned the War of 1812 during this vote…

Also, take a nice, long nap on the beach with this Flag Find.

Flag Polls

ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/6: Biden Job Approval, Rasmussen Reports Approve 41,
Disapprove 57
ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/6: Direction of Country, Rasmussen Reports Right Track 23,
Wrong Track 71
ab521640-e2ad-6400-4ea0-8848d603c575.png 6/2: Biden Job Approval, Reuters/Ipsos Approve 42,
Disapprove 52

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Every Cook Needs Good Tools

That’s certainly true for grill masters, as they keep America fed this summer. Steaks, burgers, sausages, chicken, and fish are all tremendous on the grill. This handy tool makes the process easy.

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Boudin by the Bay

Today, voters in San Francisco head to the polls. This includes primary elections plus a recall vote for District Attorney Chesa Boudin. If he’s recalled, Mayor London Breed would choose a replacement.

News Coverage from the Left: Chesa Boudin Defends Record Ahead of Recall Vote: “Can't Jail Our Way Out of Poverty” (Democracy Now!)

News Coverage from the Right: California crime surge: Former candidate rips far-left DAs Boudin, Gascon, says 'people are angry' (Fox News)

From The Flag: Some say crime is on the rise in San Francisco while blaming progressive reforms. Boudin took office in January of 2020 just before COVID-19 became widespread. Here’s more from both sides.


To Save San Francisco, Recall District Attorney Boudin

  • Stories from San Francisco show it's a lawless hellscape, and DA Boudin doesn't care.
  • San Francisco’s population is falling and many say crime is the main thing driving them away.
  • Boudin claims to care about victims but he's more worried about protecting offenders.

“Chesa Boudin’s Lawless City” Andy Kessler, Wall Street Journal Opinion: “This has gotten personal for me. My family and I live 30 miles from San Francisco. A homeless man walked into our house on a Tuesday morning, high as a kite with sopping-wet pants and smelling like a marinated skunk … I strongly said, ‘Get. Out. Of. My. House.’ My wife called 911. Eventually, he left. The police wouldn’t arrest him until a Hazmat unit (!) arrived to clean him up. And of course he ended up getting released. … Money is wasted unless there is a will to do something. Prosecute narcotics crimes and cut off the flow of the lethal stuff. Increase help for the mentally ill. Find temporary housing for families. Increase education. Provide jobs. ... California is more concerned with renewable energy, electric-car subsidies and paper-straw mandates than doing anything about crime, homelessness or junkies shooting up in broad daylight. Recalling Chesa Boudin might be a first step toward change.”

“Pray that San Francisco recalls DA Chesa Boudin” Editorial Board, New York Post: “Let’s pray San Francisco voters send a message to progressive ‘prosecutors’ across America on Tuesday and recall District Attorney Chesa Boudin. Homicides are up 36% from 2019 (the year Boudin was elected). Motor vehicle theft is up 36%, arson 40% and larceny up 20%. This, after he moved to end cash bail and greatly restrict all pretrial detention; his passion project is releasing as much as 40% of the city’s jail population. Open-air drug dealing is rampant. A surging fentanyl crisis took nearly 500 lives last year even as Boudin’s office filed not a single case for dealing fentanyl. He insists open-air drug use and drug sales are ‘technically victimless crimes,’ you see. … Residents are fleeing in droves, for a population drop of 6.7% from April 2020 to July 2021. A fourth of those leaving cite crime as the chief reason.”

One more opinion piece from the Right: People who worked for DA Chesa Boudin say he has failed to put victims first John Sexton, Hot Air


Blaming Boudin Is Backward, Reform Takes Time

  • Data doesn't support the argument Boudin is to blame for rising crime, and he deserves more time.
  • Boudin is fighting for his career and the broader criminal justice reform approach.
  • Conservatives blame prosecutors for crime to distract from the public's desire for reform.

“Blaming Chesa Boudin for Crime Is Empirically Wrong” Samantha Michaels, Mother Jones: “Boudin’s critics say they feel unsafe under his leadership. But the thing is, while the pandemic has undoubtedly heightened existing crises around homelessness, drug use, and mental health … there’s no evidence that Boudin or other DAs are responsible for the upticks that have occurred. … Investing in people’s housing, education, mental health, and substance abuse treatment helps communities create conditions to be safer over time. Plus, when prosecutors go softer on low-level offenses, it frees up more resources to focus on solving homicides, rapes, and other crimes that are more costly to society. Districts around the country have already let tough-on-crime prosecutors and politicians lead for decades. … Boudin, on the other hand, took office less than three years ago. What might he and other progressive DAs accomplish if, rather than fighting recall elections, they were given the same amount of time to prove themselves?”

“If criminal justice reform can’t survive in San Francisco, can it survive anywhere?” Miriam Pawel, Los Angeles Times Opinion: “Since his upset victory, Boudin has made the establishment uneasy: Yale-educated public defender, son of imprisoned Weather Underground leaders… His core mission — to rethink crime and punishment — is a jolt to the status quo at an already fragile moment. The rush to blame him for myriad long-standing ills has resonated amid the frustrations and anger at all the life-altering changes of the last two years. … Like much of the country, San Francisco is struggling to find a post-pandemic equilibrium, complicated by its reliance on tourism that has dried up and tech companies that have gone remote. … If Boudin’s grassroots campaign to keep his job beats the odds, he will have a reprieve of 18 months … If the status quo triumphs, his enemies will have to find a new scapegoat for the anguishes of a divided city in the throes of reinvention.”

One more opinion piece from the Left: What’s Stopping Chesa Boudin? Akela Lacy, The Intercept


Is Boudin About To Be Out? Depends Who You Ask

Polling results released last week suggest San Francisco voters want DA Boudin replaced. More than half (56%) favor his recall, while 6 in 10 disapprove of Boudin (Change Research/San Francisco Examiner).

Meanwhile, a poll from Boudin’s campaign has the vote neck-and-neck. Exactly 47% of respondents approved and disapproved of his recall (Telegraph/TSG Research).

Flag Poll: Do you think DA Boudin should be recalled? Click here to share your thoughts.


Beach Blanket, Bath Caddy, Easy-Use Earplugs

🏖️ Headed to the beach this summer? You’ll need a nice blanket to lay out on the sand so you can lounge and sunbathe. It’s sand-proof and large. Each side is over six feet in length. Also has corner pockets and stakes to hold it in the ground. Marked down by 47% when you click here.

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First Denali Ascent, Cost Cutting, All The Pasta

On June 7, 1913, Hudson Stuck, an Alaskan missionary, led the first successful ascent of Denali (formerly known as Mt. McKinley), the highest point on the American continent at 20,320 feet.

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Today I Learned there are over 350 recognized pasta types in Italy at present, but in the 13th century, there were 4 main types: spaghetti, ravioli, macaroni, and gnocchi.

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