Wow! Things are going so great in California that Pinterest just paid $89.5 million to cancel its 490,000-square-foot lease at the upcoming 88 Bluxome project in San Francisco.
The company blames working from home as a result of the pandemic as the reason for abandoning the lease – but we’re sure the state’s rising taxes, impending real estate market crash and conversion of the property to a temporary homeless shelter in March likely helped contribute to the decision making.Either way, Pinterest wanted out of the lease so badly they were willing to fork over a hefty sum to ensure they would not be held to it. The company’s total lease obligations for the property would have amounted to $440 million. Pinterest’s CFO told the San Francisco Chronicle: “As we analyze how our workplace will change in a post-COVID world, we are specifically rethinking where future employees could be based. A more distributed workforce will give us the opportunity to hire people from a wider range of backgrounds and experiences.”
Pinterest appears to be following in the steps of companies like Facebook, who has also embraced the idea of remote work for its staff. Facebook aims to have half of its company working remotely “within a decade”, CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said. To us, it appears to be more of a statement about San Francisco’s real estate market than about Pinterest. After all, the company was the first and only lease commitment “in San Francisco’s 230-acre Central South of Market district, where numerous large commercial and residential projects have been approved after the city raised height limits last year,” the Chronicle said.They were to help contribute to 30,000 new jobs and 20,000 new residents in the district, which the city hoped would fuel more than $2 billion in public benefits. The project is “now in doubt”. The proposed 88 Bluxome project was supposed to start construction this year, but current plans for the project are now “unclear”.
Not good for any Democrat run city.
Question. Which metropolis will be the first one to see the light and expel its Progressive political class? And will they do it in time?
Easy to find – it’s where the road forks, just south of the Mound of Venus. (You might need to ask directions to find the Clitoris, if you’re like most men.)
This 1972 Plymouth Duster looks mean from every angle. The Duster has the lightweight advantage of a small car, but Plymouth also gave it some substantial style. You see it in the wide front end and curvaceous rear fenders. Plus, we love the full contrasting white package that includes the full-length stripe, rear fender callouts, and white rear panel. And that massive hood scoop and center line drag wheel (with meaty rear tires) says to the world that this one is ready to go fast.This 1972 Plymouth Duster looks mean from every angle. The Duster has the lightweight advantage of a small car, but Plymouth also gave it some substantial style. You see it in the wide front end and curvaceous rear fenders. Plus, we love the full contrasting white package that includes the full-length stripe, rear fender callouts, and white rear panel. And that massive hood scoop and center line drag wheel (with meaty rear tires) says to the world that this one is ready to go fast.
If I recollect, we did not buy one because it was uncomfortable to both drive and as a passenger.
After “Is 2020 another ‘Flight 93 election?’” the question I most often hear is “What happens if Trump loses?”
The answer to the first question, unfortunately, is yes, but more so.
The summary of the answer to the second is: much more of the same. More of all the trends, policies, and practices that revolutionized American life in the 1960s, that enrich the ruling class and its foot soldiers at middle America’s expense, erode our natural and constitutionally guaranteed rights and liberties, degrade our culture and its people, and dishonor our heritage and history. The war on those who self-identify as Americans, and only as Americans, who love their country despite its flaws—who are certain in their bones that its strengths and glories vastly outweigh its historic and present shortcomings—waged by those who hate America and Americans, who want to destroy the former and crush the latter, will go on.
More @ American Greatness
President Trump refuses to disavow Kyle Rittenhouse and the militias defending their homes and businesses:
President Donald Trump defended the actions of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin, saying the 17-year-old ‘probably would have been killed’ by an angry mob if he hadn’t fired at them with the illegal gun he was carrying.
‘He was trying to get away from them I guess, it looks like, and he fell on then they very violently attacked him,’ Trump said in response to a question from DailyMail.com on Monday.
‘It was something that we are looking at right now and it’s under investigation, but I guess he was in very big trouble. He probably would’ve been killed. It’s under investigation,’ he added.
The President does appear to have learned that there is no negotiating with the press.
A three-year-old girl has managed to walk away from what could have been a horrific incident after she was caught in the tail of a kite and thrown violently into the air.
‘One thing about looting is it freaks people out. But in terms of potential crimes that people can commit against the state, it’s basically nonviolent.’ Tell that to Kenosha, Chicago, and Minneapolis.