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From the Los Angeles Times, Malibu’s official reaction:

Malibu officials denounce prank ‘sanctuary city’ placard bolted to roadside sign …

by Benjamin Oreskes

The sign sure looked official.

It was posted on a shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu and declared: “OFFICIAL SANCTUARY CITY ‘Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!’ (Boyle Heights Not So Much).”

… On Wednesday however, city officials said the sign was nothing more than a mean prank.

“This was not an official city sign,” said Malibu Councilwoman Laura Rosenthal. “It’s down, and it’s very disheartening that anyone would put up such an ugly sign.”

Now we’ve got a nice politically correct little beach community here and I aim to keep it nice and politically correct:

The Hollywood Reporter had more on the Malibu art prank:

“Official Sanctuary City” Prank Sign Briefly Welcomes Malibu Visitors
11:58 AM PDT 4/5/2017 by Patrick Shanley

… “Official Sanctuary City ‘Cheap Nannies and Gardeners Make Malibu Great!’ (Boyle Heights Not So Much),” the sign reads, referencing the coastal city’s recent designation as a sanctuary city for immigrants seeking asylum from deportation law enforcement.

Reva Feldman, Malibu’s city manager, called it an “unfortunate prank” and said that authorities were “working on it.”

The right-leaning political sign appears similar to signs posted around Los Angeles by the street artist known by the pseudonym of Sabo, and the artist did post a link on Twitter to the photo but did not directly take credit for the image. “Some friends of mine put those up last night,” the artist told THR. “They aren’t big on getting attention seeing they work in the Hollywood industry and as well all know there is a serious Black List in full effect focused on those of us who aren’t on the Left politically speaking.”

I think the sign should stay up like the “Fearless Girl” statue on Wall Street that, amazingly, somehow doesn’t flinch while staring down the giant “Charging Bull” statue (which is actually a more interesting story of individual street art, put up by one artist to cheer up Wall Street after a crash). From USA Today:

‘Fearless Girl’ statue will keep staring down Wall Street’s bull

Ryan W. Miller , USA TODAY Published 11:33 a.m. ET March 27, 2017

… “Now, she’ll be asserting herself and affirming her strength even after her temporary permit expires — a fitting path for a girl who refuses to quit,” [Mayor] de Blasio said Sunday.

… Not everyone wants to see the girl stay, though. Arturo Di Modica, sculptor of Wall Street’s famous bull, told the Associated Press the girl was “an advertising trick.” The girl was installed by the State Street Global Advisors as a part of its call on the more than 3,500 companies that benefit from its clients’ investments to make sure their governing boards are diverse.

From Wikipedia:

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) is the investment management division of State Street Corporation and the world’s third largest asset manager, with more than $2.4 trillion (USD)[1] in assets under management as of 30 June 2014.

In contrast Di Modica claims that his giant Wall Street bull statue was an individual project of Banksy-style guerrilla street art that he put up on his own dime to cheer up Wall Street after the sudden October 1987 flash crash. It got moved around a lot by City officials who hadn’t given approval for it, but eventually public sentiment won out and it stayed. The bull statue is particularly popular with superstitious and money-crazed Chinese tourists who have rubbed for good luck to a high sheen a particularly lucky and virile part of the statue’s anatomy.

Perhaps feminists will demonstrate that “Fearless Girl” isn’t just a trillion dollar Wall Street fund’s advertising project but is also popular by rubbing their favorite part of her anatomy to a similar luster.

But, then again, I hope not.

Update: Mr. Anon adds:

It is merely an undocumented sign. It hasn’t committed any crimes, and it is doing a job that american signs don’t do. Why is the Malibu government so xenophobic? Some sanctuary city!

 
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  1. Perhaps Malibu Stacy could have a Statue of Responsibility?

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @Cortes

    A 275 foot tall Malibu Stacy could be the Statue of NIMBY, holding up a rubber stamp reading "REJECTED" while standing on a 200' tall base of environmental impact statements labeled "INCOMPLETE."

    Replies: @Cortes

  2. @Cortes
    Perhaps Malibu Stacy could have a Statue of Responsibility?

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    A 275 foot tall Malibu Stacy could be the Statue of NIMBY, holding up a rubber stamp reading “REJECTED” while standing on a 200′ tall base of environmental impact statements labeled “INCOMPLETE.”

    • Replies: @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Sorry, Steve, but, hey you've taken that too far :

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4iDPEu0Ldo4

    Replies: @JohnnyGeo

  3. “The right-leaning political sign…”

    If it’s leaning to the right, why doesn’t someone go straighten it?

    • Replies: @Frau Katze
    @guest

    What's "right leaning" about the sign even in a political sense?

    The sign speaks the truth to power.

    No one can accuse the sign writer(s) of "punching down."

    The main problem is that the truth is very unflattering to Malibu residents.

  4. I didn’t know about the girl statue, but the imaginary is a bit weird. A bullish market is good, right?

    Why did they put the girl right in front of the bull as if she’s she’s there to stop it? Why is she called fearless? Are women usually afraid of rising stock prices?

    The only meaning this conveys to me is “business might be doing well, but women are here to put a stop to that”.

    • LOL: JohnnyGeo
    • Replies: @unpc downunder
    @kihowi

    Maybe she's a populist standing up to Wall Street values like open borders, free trade and financial liberalisation?

    That would be quite brave.

    Replies: @27 year old

    , @White Guy In Japan
    @kihowi

    "Don't pitch the bitch."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTlUfKtXl0

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    , @The True and Original David
    @kihowi

    Women and NAMs. This statue was originally a warning to Wall St. to be (hire) more vibrants.

    Clearly, everyone agrees that affirmative anti-white-male animus will halt any bull market.

    I worked at the Merrill campus in Jacksonville years ago. It had a similar bull sculpture outdoors...and the identical part of its taurine anatomy was rubbed to such a sheen that it practically put one's eyes out on sunny days (and I never saw even one Chinese employee).

    Can't remember if it was rumor or fact that a female employee was fired for taking photos of herself with the bull after hours, doing something that needn't be described on a family blog. We wanted it to be fact, though.

  5. OT I’m seeing on Facebook that Bannon has been removed from the Security Council, and I read earlier today that the U.S.G. has officially wagged its finger at Assad for “gassing his own people”

    These 2 things together are bad, bad news imo

    • Replies: @louis renault
    @27 year old

    Fake News never lies.

  6. It would be pretty intolerant to just coldly ban a sign because it’s “different.” Didn’t these Malibu residents attend university and learn anything about tolerance? Or are they a bunch of intolerant mouth breathers like hillbillies in Kentucky and West Virginia?

    That sign adds diversity to the typical, boring stale and pale outdated white bread signage we see everywhere. BORING! They must really have a bunch of old white privileged dinosaur fuddy duddies out there in Malibu.

    The future does not belong to those who discriminate against different signs.

    C’mon Malibu, you are better than this. This isn’t who you are.

  7. The right-leaning political sign

    I think they probably mean “right-leaning message”, but this is a journalist so we can’t expect him to be an expert on language or to use it without sounding unintentionally comedic.

    What I like about this is its function. It’s an elaborate form of scare quotes; a signal that the reader can switch off his brain and not accidentally think about the point being made.

    “This isn’t an idea like the ones in the NYT that you absorb and then carry with you. It is a symptom of lower status and therefore to be ignored. Thank you.”

  8. @27 year old
    OT I'm seeing on Facebook that Bannon has been removed from the Security Council, and I read earlier today that the U.S.G. has officially wagged its finger at Assad for "gassing his own people"

    These 2 things together are bad, bad news imo

    Replies: @louis renault

    Fake News never lies.

  9. @kihowi
    I didn't know about the girl statue, but the imaginary is a bit weird. A bullish market is good, right?

    Why did they put the girl right in front of the bull as if she's she's there to stop it? Why is she called fearless? Are women usually afraid of rising stock prices?

    The only meaning this conveys to me is "business might be doing well, but women are here to put a stop to that".

    Replies: @unpc downunder, @White Guy In Japan, @The True and Original David

    Maybe she’s a populist standing up to Wall Street values like open borders, free trade and financial liberalisation?

    That would be quite brave.

    • Replies: @27 year old
    @unpc downunder

    Put a MAGA hat on her

  10. I would love for someone to glue a rosary around the fearless girl’s neck. I’m not Catholic, but I’d love for that symbol to get hijacked because of who it would annoy.

  11. That sign maker is now Malibu’s Most Wanted, y’all!:

  12. Jackie Treehorn’s real name was John Liebovitz.

  13. Am I the only person who thinks the “Fearless Girl” statue sends an incredibly awkward mixed message?

    A “charging bull” is supposed to represent a robust market, right? So a girl “staring down” the bull says…what? That female empowerment can block prosperity? That we should celebrate Girl Power standing in the way of a strong economy?

    “When girls stand tall, we all lose” doesn’t seem like a message that the Left would be too keen on promoting, but whatever.

    • Replies: @Barnard
    @Mr. Blank

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/fearless-girl-wall-street/519393/

    Explanation on what Fearless Girl means from State Street, the company that commissioned the statue. Some great quotes from CEO Ron O'Hanley like:


    Early renditions had a more confrontational pose. But the point was not that—it was not “You versus me.” The point was that where there once was just a you, now there’s a me, and we’re here together. I’m getting a little intergalactic on you! Sorry.
     
    Probably a good thing State Street manages investments passively.
    , @George
    @Mr. Blank

    charging bull” is supposed to represent a robust market, right? So a girl “staring down” the bull says…what?

    Naive (girlish?) child doesn't understand the danger of Fed money printing. She also does not have the guts to stare down the bear seated on the headstone of William Beard Greenwood cemetery. Beard is usually associated with bear market imagery.

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bronze-bear-on-grave-stone-beard-green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-new-84559292.html

    Replies: @Ivy

  14. “Perhaps feminists will demonstrate that “Fearless Girl” isn’t just a trillion dollar Wall Street fund’s advertising project but is also popular by rubbing some part of her anatomy to a similar luster.”

    Not just feminists, but all Americans should grab that crotch in honor of our president.

  15. Maybe if this sign is taken down somebody should smuggle in a sign from Mexico and use it as its replacement.

    Malibu is a sanctuary for illegals after all.

  16. @kihowi
    I didn't know about the girl statue, but the imaginary is a bit weird. A bullish market is good, right?

    Why did they put the girl right in front of the bull as if she's she's there to stop it? Why is she called fearless? Are women usually afraid of rising stock prices?

    The only meaning this conveys to me is "business might be doing well, but women are here to put a stop to that".

    Replies: @unpc downunder, @White Guy In Japan, @The True and Original David

    “Don’t pitch the bitch.”

    • Replies: @Steve Sailer
    @White Guy In Japan

    I actually blogged that Martin Scorsese should remake "Boiler Room" with Leonardo DiCaprio instead of Giovanni Ribisi ... and he did!

  17. @Mr. Blank
    Am I the only person who thinks the "Fearless Girl" statue sends an incredibly awkward mixed message?

    A "charging bull" is supposed to represent a robust market, right? So a girl "staring down" the bull says...what? That female empowerment can block prosperity? That we should celebrate Girl Power standing in the way of a strong economy?

    "When girls stand tall, we all lose" doesn't seem like a message that the Left would be too keen on promoting, but whatever.

    Replies: @Barnard, @George

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2017/03/fearless-girl-wall-street/519393/

    Explanation on what Fearless Girl means from State Street, the company that commissioned the statue. Some great quotes from CEO Ron O’Hanley like:

    Early renditions had a more confrontational pose. But the point was not that—it was not “You versus me.” The point was that where there once was just a you, now there’s a me, and we’re here together. I’m getting a little intergalactic on you! Sorry.

    Probably a good thing State Street manages investments passively.

  18. @Mr. Blank
    Am I the only person who thinks the "Fearless Girl" statue sends an incredibly awkward mixed message?

    A "charging bull" is supposed to represent a robust market, right? So a girl "staring down" the bull says...what? That female empowerment can block prosperity? That we should celebrate Girl Power standing in the way of a strong economy?

    "When girls stand tall, we all lose" doesn't seem like a message that the Left would be too keen on promoting, but whatever.

    Replies: @Barnard, @George

    charging bull” is supposed to represent a robust market, right? So a girl “staring down” the bull says…what?

    Naive (girlish?) child doesn’t understand the danger of Fed money printing. She also does not have the guts to stare down the bear seated on the headstone of William Beard Greenwood cemetery. Beard is usually associated with bear market imagery.

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bronze-bear-on-grave-stone-beard-green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-new-84559292.html

    • Replies: @Ivy
    @George

    The little statue girl is today's anti-Margaret Thatcher. Dame Thatcher described socialism along the lines of working until you ran out of other people's money.

    The modern SJW smirking go-Grrrl statue fanatics don't make the connection between generating capital and deploying it. They just know that it is rightfully theirs, dammit, and therefore in need of deployment for their pet projects. They neither know nor care that some depersonalized someone has to earn to support their indulgence.

  19. New French movie about a guy who says “We should accept the Roma with open arms” and the Roma come to his house and take him up on it. I have a feeling Hollywood won’t be remaking this movie even if it’s a big hit.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    @bjdubbs

    Roma ripped me off so I have no sympathy for their plight. I have seen them lie, cheat and steal, and have fended them off in three countries over five decades. They respond to an aggressive defense.

    , @JohnnyGeo
    @bjdubbs

    from the trailer it appears the gypsy dad ends up fortifying the host's home. i bet by the end he proves himself to be the truly civilized one. probably due to the host's magic dirt. in other words, not an anti-immigrant message at all.

  20. Kek Bloc strikes again!

  21. Someone should construct a endangered spotted owl nest on the sign so it cannot be removed without EPA authorization.

    Then the sign will be there for years if not decades! bwahahaha.

  22. @White Guy In Japan
    @kihowi

    "Don't pitch the bitch."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlTlUfKtXl0

    Replies: @Steve Sailer

    I actually blogged that Martin Scorsese should remake “Boiler Room” with Leonardo DiCaprio instead of Giovanni Ribisi … and he did!

  23. Can someone weld a bronze #maga hat to fearless girl as their own street art?

    • Agree: 27 year old
  24. They didn’t call it a far-right sign or a racist sign??? Is LA Times run by the KKK???

  25. @Steve Sailer
    @Cortes

    A 275 foot tall Malibu Stacy could be the Statue of NIMBY, holding up a rubber stamp reading "REJECTED" while standing on a 200' tall base of environmental impact statements labeled "INCOMPLETE."

    Replies: @Cortes

    Sorry, Steve, but, hey you’ve taken that too far :

    • Replies: @JohnnyGeo
    @Cortes

    I have a feeling I would find that clip funny, if only it were in a language I could understand.

  26. after the sudden October 1987 flash crash.

    October ’87 crash wasn’t a flash crash.

  27. @unpc downunder
    @kihowi

    Maybe she's a populist standing up to Wall Street values like open borders, free trade and financial liberalisation?

    That would be quite brave.

    Replies: @27 year old

    Put a MAGA hat on her

  28. If a charging bull doesn’t make you turn and run, you aren’t fearless, you’re a fool.

    • Replies: @Ivy
    @Faraday's Bobcat


    If a charging bull doesn’t make you turn and run, you aren’t fearless, you’re a fool.
     
    The Running of the Steers. That is the subliminal message.
  29. @guest
    "The right-leaning political sign..."

    If it's leaning to the right, why doesn't someone go straighten it?

    Replies: @Frau Katze

    What’s “right leaning” about the sign even in a political sense?

    The sign speaks the truth to power.

    No one can accuse the sign writer(s) of “punching down.”

    The main problem is that the truth is very unflattering to Malibu residents.

  30. Ivy says:
    @George
    @Mr. Blank

    charging bull” is supposed to represent a robust market, right? So a girl “staring down” the bull says…what?

    Naive (girlish?) child doesn't understand the danger of Fed money printing. She also does not have the guts to stare down the bear seated on the headstone of William Beard Greenwood cemetery. Beard is usually associated with bear market imagery.

    http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-bronze-bear-on-grave-stone-beard-green-wood-cemetery-brooklyn-new-84559292.html

    Replies: @Ivy

    The little statue girl is today’s anti-Margaret Thatcher. Dame Thatcher described socialism along the lines of working until you ran out of other people’s money.

    The modern SJW smirking go-Grrrl statue fanatics don’t make the connection between generating capital and deploying it. They just know that it is rightfully theirs, dammit, and therefore in need of deployment for their pet projects. They neither know nor care that some depersonalized someone has to earn to support their indulgence.

  31. @bjdubbs
    New French movie about a guy who says "We should accept the Roma with open arms" and the Roma come to his house and take him up on it. I have a feeling Hollywood won't be remaking this movie even if it's a big hit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNhLwzTbaBM

    Replies: @Ivy, @JohnnyGeo

    Roma ripped me off so I have no sympathy for their plight. I have seen them lie, cheat and steal, and have fended them off in three countries over five decades. They respond to an aggressive defense.

  32. @Faraday's Bobcat
    If a charging bull doesn't make you turn and run, you aren't fearless, you're a fool.

    Replies: @Ivy

    If a charging bull doesn’t make you turn and run, you aren’t fearless, you’re a fool.

    The Running of the Steers. That is the subliminal message.

  33. @bjdubbs
    New French movie about a guy who says "We should accept the Roma with open arms" and the Roma come to his house and take him up on it. I have a feeling Hollywood won't be remaking this movie even if it's a big hit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNhLwzTbaBM

    Replies: @Ivy, @JohnnyGeo

    from the trailer it appears the gypsy dad ends up fortifying the host’s home. i bet by the end he proves himself to be the truly civilized one. probably due to the host’s magic dirt. in other words, not an anti-immigrant message at all.

  34. @Cortes
    @Steve Sailer

    Sorry, Steve, but, hey you've taken that too far :

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4iDPEu0Ldo4

    Replies: @JohnnyGeo

    I have a feeling I would find that clip funny, if only it were in a language I could understand.

  35. Di Modica claims that his giant Wall Street bull statue was an individual project of Banksy-style guerrilla street art

    It would be terrible if some deplorable guerrilla sculptor installed a massive matching bronze Banksy-style addition to Fearless Girl featuring drunk Japanese salarymen shooting upskirts with their smartphones.

  36. [Perhaps feminists will demonstrate that “Fearless Girl” isn’t just a trillion dollar Wall Street fund’s advertising project but is also popular by rubbing their favorite part of her anatomy to a similar luster.]

    That would be very cisnormative of them.

  37. It’s all very symbolic. The patriotic and popular bequest that is the original Bull has been commandeered and monetized by corporate mercenaries under the flag of diversity, destroying it as a work of art. What does the bull signify now, after all, if it’s being defied by a child? The original intent of representing the optimistic spirit through good times and bad is now destroyed, as the bull is forever thwarted by, or about to gore and rend, a little girl. And that original expression–that good times eventually return for a spirit undaunted, say–is absorbed in the Girl’s inane girl-power kitsch, peddling nonsense. It is relevant that the girl in reality would be stomped to death by the bull. The Bull just wanted you to believe; the Girl wants you to believe her bullshit.

    And the most galling part of all is they present it as if this manufactured, corporate propaganda, the Girl, is the sort of patriotic grassroots expression it’s destroying, the Bull.

  38. Malibu Councilwoman Laura Rosenthal

    Reva Feldman, Malibu’s city manager

    Did you notice?

    • Replies: @Olorin
    @anonymous

    I was scrolling and scrolling hoping someone beat me to it.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Hail, anon!

  39. @kihowi
    I didn't know about the girl statue, but the imaginary is a bit weird. A bullish market is good, right?

    Why did they put the girl right in front of the bull as if she's she's there to stop it? Why is she called fearless? Are women usually afraid of rising stock prices?

    The only meaning this conveys to me is "business might be doing well, but women are here to put a stop to that".

    Replies: @unpc downunder, @White Guy In Japan, @The True and Original David

    Women and NAMs. This statue was originally a warning to Wall St. to be (hire) more vibrants.

    Clearly, everyone agrees that affirmative anti-white-male animus will halt any bull market.

    I worked at the Merrill campus in Jacksonville years ago. It had a similar bull sculpture outdoors…and the identical part of its taurine anatomy was rubbed to such a sheen that it practically put one’s eyes out on sunny days (and I never saw even one Chinese employee).

    Can’t remember if it was rumor or fact that a female employee was fired for taking photos of herself with the bull after hours, doing something that needn’t be described on a family blog. We wanted it to be fact, though.

  40. Somebody should put up a duplicate “Official Sanctuary City…” sign, but in Spanish.

  41. @anonymous
    Malibu Councilwoman Laura Rosenthal

    Reva Feldman, Malibu’s city manager

    Did you notice?

    Replies: @Olorin

    I was scrolling and scrolling hoping someone beat me to it.

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Hail, anon!

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