Stupid is as Stupid Does …City of Baltimore

By | March 17, 2018

[March 17, 2018]  Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Or, should I say “bah humbug”!  Why?  I’m back dear readers with some bad news.  This being only a few days after the release of the City of Baltimore’s latest crime statistics, we can again say unequivocally that the murder rate and violent crime is on the upswing in this once great city.  Did I read the entire report; nope, because it says the same thing every single month; more crime.  On the local news yesterday it was reported that the City of Baltimore is more dangerous than 98% of all other cities in the U.S.; I wouldn’t want to be anywhere close to the 2% since they’ve got to be bad.  It’s hard to keep straight any of the indistinguishable, self-important, nanny-state, blowhard city politicians from the city pontificating on one thing or another – #StopGunViolence, #StopPoverty, #StopPoliceHarassment, #StopMakingMeThink (oops, not that one).  Whatever!

As a public service to my readers and to the many good folk living in this “diverse” city – with Sister Cities in Rotterdam, Netherlands and Xiamen, China (those darn socialists) – I’m going to provide a few things the city government can do that will be much more beneficial than hashtag government.  Of course, these suggestions will have to replace their whining and complaining about how bad gun violence, poverty, and the police are making the city into ground zero for unfair, discriminatory, racist, and homophobic crime.  If you are of the societal elite, politically liberal, a suppressed group, or minority, then Baltimore wants you!  If these groups support current government policy, ideology, and governing philosophy then don’t be surprised at the sky-high violent crime rate because that is where the problems continue to be tolerated.

Because so few City of Baltimore senior officials (or workers) never had a job outside government, they don’t understand the important concept of self-reliance and making things actually function.  I recently went into City Hall (you know, the stately building on Holliday Street) wearing my finest, go-to-work Saxxon Wool Herringbone suit with a U.S. Flag pin proudly displayed.  The “guard” at the entrance (before the metal detector routine) informed me that the pin might be considered offensive and would I consider taking it off while in the building.  I smiled back and in my best Yankee drawl informed him that Baltimore officially remains a part of the United States; at least for now.

Baltimore city-government is broken.  It’s that simple.  People and businesses are leaving; getting out of town while they can afford to.  Crime is up, property values down, government graft and corruption is rampant; the animals are running the zoo.  To fix it will require a massive reordering of the way the government operates, a reevaluation of its core values, its governing policies, regulations, and retraining of its workforce.  More importantly, those who now occupy any elected position of government, or appointed by an elected official, will have to be shown the door.  Yep, they are the core of the problem and thus need to be fired  … and the sooner this happens the faster the city will recover.

I had the great privilege of knowing a World War II Navy veteran who survived the sinking of the USS Lexington in 1942 during the Battle of the Coral Sea.  To steer a damaged ship is hard, he told me, but to get out of danger you must keep up steam while doing repairs to keep it fighting.  It takes bravery, steadfastness, resilience of the crew, good training, and an iron will of the Captain.  So too for the City of Baltimore.  The real question is whether the intestinal fortitude exists within city leaders and it population to steer the “Greatest City in America” into friendly waters while repairing the damage.  Things in the City of Baltimore will have to get a lot worse before they wake up.  Sadly, that will not be soon.

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18 thoughts on “Stupid is as Stupid Does …City of Baltimore

  1. Max Foster

    Good stuff here and a writer that knows what he’s doing, No PC for Red Sadako.

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    I would ask that Sadako Red come out and tell us who he is. Please!

  3. Jerry Jones

    I love the dry humor and hidden jabs at our weakling citizens, average politicians and crazy liberals. The best part is that Sadako Red is a government employee (heaven forbid) and yet isn’t taken in by the PC ways of most of his peers.

    1. Ronny Fisher

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  4. Andrew Dooley

    I’m a new fan of Sadako Red. This guy is so politically uncorrect, it makes my head spin. Ha!

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  6. Georgie M.

    City workers in most cities know once hired they can’t be fired. It’s not just the unions that they belong to that gain power through forced memvbership but the lack of political will to do anything about it. Too many stories to tell but I personally know many city workers in my hometown and they are some of the laziest people I know. Don’t get me wrong, not all are lazy or stupid, but those that do well are doing this on their own volition and not because they were taught how to be a good worker.

  7. Janna Faulkner

    On a good day Baltimore is a broken city. It’s govt is corrupt but more important than what meets the eye, they are also dumb as a rock. The criteria for getting elected (in order of importance) you have to be 1) a Democrat, 2) promise anything and everything, 3) from a racial minority group, and 4) willing to lie, cheat and steal. Otherwise you will do well /snark off

    1. Sadako Red

      Janna: Do you know something we don’t … ha ha ha. Progressives run the show and after they run it into the ground they will blame anybody but themselves.

  8. Paula M. Shelling

    LOL, stupid is as stupid does. Hey, how about California? Sadako Red, write about them. They are the cream of the crop of stupid in government and the willful idiots of the progressive, Marxist crowd. Thanks for making my day.

  9. Shawn C Stolarz

    In the scheme of city government, any city government, we will find gross inefficiencies and unresolved problems. The secret to good government is to not shoot yourself in the foot on purpose. This is what Baltimore and many other cities like it are doing. For example, NYC crime is starting to climb upwards from historic lows. Why? Being soft on crime and tough on the police.

    1. Sadako Red

      Shawn, you are so right. Anybody that trusts government should have their head’s examined.

  10. Jonathan B.

    Waking up early on Saturday and again I get a great column by Sadako Red. It makes my St. Patricks Day that much better.

  11. Army Captain

    I’m a big fan of Sadako Red. It is refreshing to read such a non-PC article. Someone who tells it like it is. Sadako Red writes about the City of Baltimore but it could apply to any large city in the US.

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