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Scenes from a campaign: increasing traffic, the decline of SeaWorld, record heat, withering drought, unstable beaches, dirty oceans, stinky coastlines, and dying wildlife … just a few of the reasons why time may be running out for America’s next visit to its finest city.

For decades, says San Diego Tourism Authority director Wanda West, “Americans from every state and travelers from all over the world have chosen San Diego as a vacation destination. They come for the theme parks and the regular parks. They come for the mild climate and mellow atmosphere. And perhaps most of all, they come for the beach and the ocean. These are all great reasons to visit San Diego, but as every San Diego resident knows, there’s a good chance that America’s Finest City will be saying goodbye to all that in the near future. So our latest campaign, which will appear on television and online streaming platforms, in national magazines, and on billboards in major markets across America and around the world, is designed to stress the urgency involved in deciding to put us at the top of your travel bucket list. Whether it’s the probable loss of killer whales at SeaWorld, the growing stench of sea lion poop emanating from La Jolla cove, the looming extinction of northern white rhinos at the Zoo Safari Park, or the general deterioration of our already boozeless beaches, there has never been a more timely time to come and see us!”

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monaghan Jan. 30, 2016 @ 3:12 p.m.

Decline and Fall -- part of the natural order. Embrace it, fellow citizens.

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Visduh Jan. 30, 2016 @ 8:14 p.m.

There is more wisdom in this short piece than we all would care to admit. And it was just an attempt at satire. These Mencken short articles often tell more than any number of factual stories even can encompass. Truth may be stranger than fiction (or spoofs or satire.)

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