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"It was a splendid population - for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home - you never find that sort of people among pioneers - you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day - and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, "Well, that is California all over."

- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Alex Jones’ Message To Californians

A World Gone Mad
Democrats and most GOP members of Congress have no interest in protecting the borders of the United States.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

California Democratic Party Chairman accused of sexual misconduct

(NOLA)  -  California Democratic Party Chairman Eric Bauman is facing calls to step down in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.
Daraka Larimore-Hall, the state party's vice chairman, told The Washington Post that he sent a letter on Tuesday to the party's secretary calling for Bauman's removal after being approached by several party staff members who told him that they had been sexually harassed and assaulted by Bauman.
Larimore-Hall said he first filed a complaint with the party's human resources department and called on Bauman to step down. After Bauman refused, Larimore-Hall initiated the formal process of calling for Bauman to be ousted.
"In the days since the first brave souls have come forward, they have been joined by others with similar stories and experiences," Larimore-Hall said in the letter, calling the allegations "credible, corroborated and utterly heart-breaking."
He asked that Democrats "honor these survivors by respecting their desire to be left alone, (TRANSLATION: Keep it out of the media.) and in some cases to remain anonymous." A copy of the letter was leaked online Sunday; Larimore-Hall confirmed its contents.
Bauman has been California Democratic Party chairman since May 2017. He is the first openly gay person to lead the party in the state.
The California Democratic Party did not respond to requests for comment. 
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Jerry Brown vetoed wildfire protection bill

2016 - Gov. Brown vetoes Moorlach's wildfire-risk bill

(Los Angeles Times)  -  Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed a bill spearheaded by Laguna Beach Councilman Bob Whalen that would have required the state to identify areas most at risk of wildfires caused by overhead utility wires.

SB 1463, authored by state Sen. John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa), also would have required the California Public Utilities Commission and the state Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, to identify steps that cities must take to prevent fires from overhead electrical equipment, according to the bill.

In a written statement explaining his decision, Brown said a process that began in May 2015 with the utilities commission and Cal Fire is already in place for addressing issues present in SB 1463. The two groups examine fire-threat maps and fire safety regulations on areas with overhead utilities facilities, he wrote.

"Clearly, this is a major disappointment to the city and the other cities and counties that had stepped forward to endorse the bill," Whalen said in a statement. "This bill would have provided important direction to the [commission] in its current regulatory process concerning fire safety and overhead utility lines."

Los Angeles Times

Friday, October 19, 2018

Why Are We Voting on Cage-Free Eggs and Dialysis Funding?


The other day I was thumbing through California’s official voter information guide to read up on some of the propositions that we’ll be voting on in November.  This year, we’ll decide 12 statewide propositions, plus numerous local and county measures.

In general, I believe direct democracy is the only way that hard-working Californians can go around an out-of-touch Legislature to try and enact fiscally responsible policies.  For example, overtaxed Californians would never get the chance to vote on the gas tax absent the people’s right to referendum.

But looking over this year’s propositions, it makes you wonder if things really have gone too far and it’s time to rein things in.
Consider these questionable measures on the November ballot:
  • Proposition 7 would give the California Legislature the ability to change the state’s observance of daylight savings time by a two-thirds vote.
  • Proposition 8 would regulate what private kidney dialysis clinics must spend on outpatient care.
  • Under Proposition 11, “private ambulance companies could continue their current practice of having emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and paramedics stay on-duty during their meal and rest breaks in order to respond to 911 calls.”
  • Proposition 12 would establish new requirement for confining certain farm animals, and prohibit the sale of meat, eggs, and poultry that don’t comply with the new requirements.

Liberalism is a Mental Disorder
Instead of addressing real world California issues like poverty, the homeless and high taxes we see Leftists pushing "feel good" projects like cage free chickens.

When weighing in on California’s misplaced priorities, former Assemblyman – and soon-to-be State Senator – Brian Jones would frequently ask, “Are you kidding me?”  Looking at these propositions, I think most voters would agree.  Should government really be getting involved in issues like spending at private kidney dialysis clinics?  Probably not.
It’s just plain silly to ask voters to decide if we want to keep daylight savings time.  With California facing the nation’s highest poverty rate and runaway housing costs, there are more important priorities than judging what kind of eggs we should be allowed to buy.
These trivial measures are also a sign of just how broken the Legislature really is.  Lawmakers are seemingly capable of finding a reasonable solution on issues like break times for private-sector paramedics.  Voters shouldn’t have to do their job for them.
Voters have repeatedly affirmed their strong support for the initiative process in public opinion surveys over the years.
Perhaps that’s what is really behind this year’s deluge of trivial ballot measures – overwhelm voters with lots of silly votes so they eventually get fed up and demand reform.
My advice – grin and bear it and make your voices heard on these measures that shouldn’t be on the ballot at all.  It’s a small price to pay to ensure that we’re able to make our voices heard at the ballot box in the first place.
Tim Anaya is the Pacific Research Institute’s communications director.

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Monday, October 8, 2018

San Francisco - A "Safe Space" for Drug Dealers

San Fran Deliberately Chooses
The Path of Insanity
And the Sheeple Leftist voters keep re-electing the certifiably insane.

(San Francisco Chronicle)  -  “There’s one,” the police sergeant said as we drove through the Tenderloin. “There’s one of them there. That guy, see him?”
And another. And another. Sgt. Kevin Healy was showing me known drug dealers, and they were everywhere — swarming the neighborhood, chatting and smiling. They didn’t seem to have a care in the world.
That’s because they don’t. Not in San Francisco.
“It’s almost impossible to get convicted in this city,” said Healy, who works in the Police Department’s narcotics division. “The message needs to be sent that it’s not OK to be selling drugs. It’s not allowed anywhere else. Where else can you walk up to someone you don’t know and purchase crack and heroin? Is there such a place?”
San Franciscans love to think their city is like nowhere else, but this distinguishing factor isn’t anything to brag about.
When Gov. Jerry Brown recently nixed San Francisco’s plan to test the country’s first safe injection site where drug users can legally shoot up, he wrote in his veto letter that the plan was “all carrot and no stick.”
While I thought his veto was wrongheaded, he has a point. This city doesn’t seem to know the definition of the word “stick,” let alone consequence or accountability. Unless, of course, you’ve parked your car at a meter for five minutes too long. Then you can expect an immediate stick in the form of a high-priced ticket.
As a safe injection site now appears at least a year off, city officials must come up with other ways to combat San Francisco’s dire drug crisis. Obviously, far more drug treatment services are needed. But one area officials barely mention is an obvious one: cracking down on the people supplying the devastating drugs. Police say drug dealers from the East Bay ride BART into San Francisco every day to prey on the addicts slumped on our sidewalks, and yet the city that claims to so desperately want to help those addicts often looks the other way.

You can walk through the Tenderloin, Civic Center, South of Market and the Mission and easily spot men handing over little plastic baggies with drugs in exchange for cash like it’s no big thing. In broad daylight. In front of pedestrians. Even in front of police.
Supervisor Rafael Mandelman said he’s recently gotten complaints from homeless people that they’re afraid to use the restrooms in Dolores Park because they’ve been taken over by drug dealers.
Lava Mae, the nonprofit that turns trailers and old Muni buses into showers and restrooms for homeless people, is stationed outside the Main Library every Tuesday. Staffers say they used to see one or two drug dealers milling around, but in just the past month, that’s risen to 10 to 15.
The dealers are so brazen, they plant themselves in Lava Mae’s chairs and deal beneath the nonprofit’s awning. The nonprofit has already canceled its Friday morning sessions outside the library because of the prolific dealers and is debating whether to continue on Tuesdays.
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Democrat doesn’t know where he lives

Liar, Liar Pants on Fire
Democrat takes a tax break in Maryland as his principal residence but claims he lives in California.

TJ Cox “made an honest mistake” when he marked a second home in Maryland as his principal residence, the Fresno Democrat’s campaign said Tuesday.
Spokesmen for the campaign last week claimed the principal residence declaration was the result of an error by the state. The campaign then characterized it as Cox’s mistake after The Bee provided it with a notarized public document showing Cox had initialed and signed a section saying the home was his primary residence.
Cox, a Democrat who owns several businesses in the central San Joaquin Valley, is running against Rep. David Valadao, R-Hanford, for California’s 21st Congressional District seat.
The Bee previously reported that Cox owned a three-bedroom, four-bathroom house in Bethesda, Maryland – a Washington, D.C., suburb – and claimed the nearly $1 million home as a principal residence. Cox also claimed a Fresno home as his principal residence, and federal tax laws do not allow an individual to claim more than one.
Campaign spokesman Phillip Vander Klay said Tuesday that, after The Bee brought the issue to his attention, Cox contacted the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, where his home is located, to change his residency status. He also is willing to refund the $692 tax credit he received from the county as a result of the error, Vander Klay added.
State property records show the home is no longer classified as Cox’s principal residence.
When asked why Cox did not notice the error in 2017, when he collected the tax credit, Vander Klay said: “It was an honest mistake that he filled out the principal residence not knowing the legal definitions. His family was living there.”

United States House of Representatives elections, 2016
RepublicanDavid Valadao (incumbent)75,12656.7
DemocraticEmilio Huerta57,28243.3
Total votes132,408100.0
Republican hold

21st Congressional District

Thursday, September 27, 2018

John Cox launches bus tour in California governor's race, telling voters 'help is on the way'

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, greets David Tran, owner of Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, and employees Wednesday as he kicks off his campaign bus tour. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Do California Voters Care That They Have A Real Choice?

  • Will voters mindlessly default to the insane open borders Leftist Democrats who tax everything?  I tend to think so, but Cox may make a race of it.

(Los Angeles Times)  -  Republican John Cox, kicking off the final weeks of his campaign for governor, huddled on Wednesday with workers who produce Sriracha hot sauce and prodded them to air their grievances about California’s housing costs and the price they pay at the pump.

The low-key event kicked off Cox’s “Help Is On The Way” statewide bus tour, which will provide the GOP candidate ample opportunities to attack rival Gavin Newsom and other Democrats for the day-to-day struggles of working Californians.

Cox listened intently as mixing-room worker Sal Salas talked of needing two incomes in the family just to pay the rent. Felipe Martinez added that his four children sleep in the lone bedroom in his San Dimas apartment while he crashes every night in the living room.

“The primary reason I’m running for governor is because of the affordability of the state, and livability — and the quality of life in California,” Cox told the small gathering of workers circled around a table inside Huy Fong Foods in Irwindale, where he was joined by company owner David Tran. “I’ve watched what’s happened to the state, and most working people have been priced out.”

Cox walks past his bus at Huy Fong Foods, which makes the popular Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Cox’s campaign stop lacked the crowds and pep-rally atmosphere that surrounded Newsom’s campaign bus tour earlier this month when he stopped in contested congressional and legislative districts to energize support for down-ballot Democrats. Cox never asked the workers for their votes, saying instead that he wanted to hear about the problems they face.

Donna Lam, the company’s executive operations manager, said Huy Fong Foods welcomed the Cox campaign to the plant but added that no one should consider it an endorsement by the company or the owner. Huy Fong Foods welcomes candidates from all parties, as well as Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops and church groups, she said.

“David [Tran] is not really political. He’s all about America. Made in America,” Lam said of the owner.

After taking a tour of the plant, Cox told reporters that his 30-stop bus tour will focus on the grave problems facing California, including the rise in poverty, homelessness and cost of living. He blamed those ills on the Democratic politicians who have controlled Sacramento for years.

He also accused Newsom, California’s two-term lieutenant governor and a former San Francisco mayor, of being more focused on criticizing President Trump than tending to the needs of the nearly 40 million people who live in the state.

“My opponent has been part of the problems for the last 16 years. He presided over San Francisco, which is now a cesspool,” Cox said. “He’s been lieutenant governor for eight years and we haven’t heard a peep out of him in relation to the major problems this state has.”

Cox also was quick to say that he’s been rising in the polls, a claim borne out by an opinion survey released Wednesday night. A new poll by the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California found that, since July, Cox has cut Newsom’s lead in the governor’s race by half — he now trails the Democrat by 12 percentage points.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

California is #1 in Poverty

The People's Republic
Importing Poverty while exporting the Middle Class

(Sacramento Bee)  -  Newly released federal estimates show California’s poverty rate remained the highest in the nation, despite a modest fall, and the state’s falling uninsured rate slowed for the first time since before Medicaid expansion.
According to the Census Bureau, the share of Californians in poverty fell to 19 percent — a 1.4 percent decrease from last year. However, policy experts warned that in spite of the good news more than 7 million people still struggle to get by in the state.
The poverty figures released Wednesday are said to paint the best picture of life for California’s working poor since it encompasses income from government programs and factors in the high cost of living in some corners of the state.
Although California has a vigorous economy and a number of safety net programs to aid needy residents, it’s often not enough to forestall economic hardship for one out of every five residents, the data show.
The high cost of living, primarily in housing, is a strong counterweight to many of the state’s efforts, said Caroline Danielson, policy director at the Public Policy Institute of California.
“We do have a housing crisis in many parts of the state and our poverty rate is highest in Los Angeles County,” she said, adding that cost of living and poverty is often highest in the state’s coastal counties. “When you factor that in we struggle.”
The portion of uninsured residents dropped from 7.3 percent to 7.2 percent. The one-tenth of a point decrease was a significantly smaller decline than the last four years.
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Homeless in San Francisco

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Obama implores Californians to vote and 'restore some sanity in our politics'

Comrade Obama Slithers Out of His Hole

(CNN) Former President Barack Obama, a day after delivering a stinging critique of President Donald Trump's time in office, had a stark warning for fired-up Democrats in California: This is not rock bottom.
Obama urged the Democrats at his first rally of 2018 to get out and vote in November, telling them that the dismay they feel about Washington right now means nothing is they don't follow through by voicing their displeasure at the ballot box.
"This is a consequential moment in our history. The fact is if we don't step up things can get worse," he said to audible groans from the 750 Democrats in the room on Saturday. "When there is a vacuum in our democracy ... other voices fill the void. But the good news is in two months, we have a chance to restore some sanity in our politics. We have a chance to flip the House of Representatives."
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