THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CALIFORNIA - This site is dedicated to exposing the continuing Marxist Revolution in California and the all around massive stupidity of Socialists, Luddites, Communists, Fellow Travelers and of Liberalism in all of its ugly forms.

"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)

Monday, May 15, 2017

Socialist Democrats to base traffic fines on your income

New Democrat Slogan:
"Fuck anyone with money"

(New York Times)  -  A bill in the State Legislature would make California the first state to assess traffic fines by income level: The poorer you are, the less you would pay.

The sponsor of the bill, State Senator Robert M. Hertzberg, says California’s traffic fines are “ridiculously high” and unaffordable for low-income families. Many fines don’t get paid.

An amnesty program that allowed violators to pay only a fraction of fees owed expired in March. It sought to chip away at California’s $10 billion in unpaid traffic fines.

Mr. Hertzberg’s bill, one of many being considered in current budget negotiations, would also make it illegal to suspend someone’s license because of nonpayment of a fine.

According to a report published this month by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area, an advocacy group, California’s traffic fines are among the highest in the nation.

Running a stop sign has a base fine of $35, but once court fees are added it can cost $238, the group calculated.

The report, Paying More for Being Poor, makes the case that the traffic system is discriminatory because of racial profiling by police officers: Black drivers are more likely to be pulled over for no cause.

Elisa Della-Piana, the legal director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, also makes a case purely on income grounds.

“Many folks see that we have an unfair system,” she said. “You have two people, each of whom rolled through a stop sign. One mails in a check. The other doesn’t have enough money and experiences license suspension, arrest, job loss. Those are disproportionate consequences.”

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Democrats to allow Communists in Government

Democrats - A Party of Traitors

  • With all the problems facing California the only thing Democrats can think to do is defend Communist mass murderers.

(Sacramento Bee)  -  Being a communist would no longer be a fireable offense for California government employees under a bill passed Monday by the state Assembly.

Lawmakers narrowly approved the bill to repeal part of a law enacted during the Red Scare of the 1940s and '50s when fear that communists were trying to infiltrate and overthrow the U.S. government was rampant. The bill now goes to the Senate.
It would eliminate part of the law that allows public employees to be fired for being a member of the Communist Party.
Employees could still be fired for being members of organizations they know advocate for overthrowing the government by force or violence.
The bill updates an outdated provision in state law, said Assemblyman Rob Bonta, the San Francisco Bay Area Democrat who authored the measure.
Some Assembly Republicans said the Cold War-era law should not be changed.
Assemblyman Randy Voepel, a Southern California Republican who fought in the Vietnam War, said communists in North Korea and China are "still a threat."
"This bill is blatantly offensive to all Californians," said Assemblyman Travis Allen, a Republican who represents a coastal district in Southern California. "Communism stands for everything that the United States stands against."

Monday, May 1, 2017

COMMUNISM - Insurance Companies Banned in California

Socialized Medicine
Communist Horror on the Left Coast
California Democrats act to ban private insurance companies and give free medical care to illegal aliens.

The State Senate Health Committee approved the measure on a 5-2 vote.

(KPPC)  -  California lawmakers are considering an audacious proposal that would substantially remake the state's health care system by eliminating insurance companies and guaranteeing coverage for everyone.

The idea known as single-payer health care has long been popular on the left. It's gaining traction with liberals as President Donald Trump struggles with his efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

The proposal, promoted by the state's powerful nursing union and two Democratic senators, is a longshot. But the supporters hope the time is right to persuade lawmakers in California, where Democrats have long been willing to push the boundaries of liberal public policy and are now particularly eager to stand up to the Republican president.

"We have the chance to make universal health care a reality now," Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens, said last month. "It's time to talk about how we get to health care for all that covers more and costs less."

The measure would guarantee health coverage with no out-of-pocket costs for all residents of California, including people living in the country illegally. Private insurers would be barred from covering the same services, essentially eliminating them from the marketplace. Instead, a new state agency would contract with health care providers such as doctors and hospitals and pay the bills for everyone.

However, an essential question is still unanswered: Where will the money come from? California health care expenditures last year totaled more than $367 billion, according to the University of California, Los Angeles Center for Health Policy Research.

The bill envisions using all the money now spent on health care — from Medicare, Medicaid, federal public health funds, and Affordable Care Act subsidies. But it would also require tax increases on businesses, individuals or both.

Employers, business groups and health plans have mobilized in opposition to the proposal, warning that it would require massive tax increases while forcing patients to wait a long time to see a doctor. They say the state should stay focused on implementing President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, which is credited with significantly reducing the ranks of the uninsured in California.

"A single-payer system would make the quality of our health care worse, not better," California Association of Health Plans President and CEO Charles Bacchi said in a statement when details of the bill were announced. "We've made substantial progress in expanding and increasing access to and quality of care - this step backwards would be particularly devastating for Californians."

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Friday, April 21, 2017

CORRUPT - $1.25 billion in high-speed rail bonds sold

"Corruptus in Extremis"

  • Corrupt Democrats drive the state deeper in debt to build a train no one will ride. (You can drive faster to San Francisco than this train will run.)
  • Corrupt Republicans refused to rock the pig's trough of spending by putting an initiative on the ballot to kill the bullet train. With no issue to run on Republicans lost seats in 2016 giving Democrats a super majority in the legislature.

(AP) — California's state treasurer says ongoing legal challenges didn't harm the sale of nearly $1.25 billion in high-speed rail bonds.
Spokesman Marc Lifsher says all the bonds were claimed Thursday and treasury officials are happy with the results.
He says there was wide participation by different sectors of the bond-buying market. The sale produced yields that would be expected under current market conditions.
The sale was broken into three offerings, with yields as high as about 2.4 percent and maturity dates as distant as 2047.
A Sacramento County judge is to rule next week on whether the California High Speed Rail Authority can now spend the bond money.
The lawsuit challenges legislation that opponents say goes beyond what California voters allowed when they approved nearly $10 billion in bonds in 2008.
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Amtrak rail lines in California.
Nothing to Steal
An intelligent person would simply connect the Amtrak line that dead ends in San Luis Obispo with the Amtrak line at San Jose.  For a tiny fraction of the cost of the insane "high speed" rail fraud most of the state from Mexico to Sacramento would be connected by rail.
Instead countless billions will be pissed away as payback to the businesses and unions that fund the campaigns of the Sacramento hacks.  All the special interests have their snouts in the trough of corruption. 

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at Del Mar, CA
Simply connect San Jose and San Luis Obispo and you have a statewide rail system.  But easy and cheap are words the liar politicians have never heard.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ventura most closely matches California elections

And so goes California

  • The interesting thing to me is how the rather wealthy middle class of California has completely abandoned the GOP.
  • Solid middle class areas all over the state from Sacramento to Ventura, Santa Barbara, Palm Springs, Glendale and San Diego have thrown the GOP overboard and elected Democrats to the state legislature and to Congress.
  • The super rich in the Bay Area & Los Angeles vote Democrat. The poor districts vote Democrat. If the GOP can't even manage to appeal to middle class voters then the party is over.

(Sacramento Bee)  -  Pollsters and campaign consultants trying to discern California’s true bellwether for political proclivities may want to look no further than Ventura.
In last November’s election, the city of 108,000 was one of five where voters matched the preferences of California as a whole for all 19 statewide contests – president, U.S. Senate, and 17 ballot measures, according to the California Secretary of State’s recently released supplement to the statement of vote.
Moreover, Ventura’s vote totals differed from the statewide numbers by less than 1.4 percentage points per statewide contest on average.
In the campaign for Proposition 53, which sought to require a public vote on revenue bonds of $2 billion or more, 50.8 percent of Ventura voters voted no, just 0.2 percentage points more than the 50.6 percent overall no vote. For Proposition 55, which extended higher income taxes on wealthy filers, 63.6 percent of Ventura voters backed it, slightly above the initiative’s 63.3 percent approval statewide.
The largest disparity came in the race for president, where 58.3 percent of Ventura voters supported Democrat Hillary Clinton. Clinton carried California with 61.7 percent of the vote, 3.4 percentage points more. About 34.6 percent of city voters preferred Republican Donald Trump, roughly 3 percentage points above his statewide total.
Pleasanton, Monrovia, Martinez and La Mesa were also 19-for-19 on the November ballot measures, with 16 other cities 18-for-19 and 43 cities 17-for-19.
Besides Ventura, the cities with vote percentages most in line with statewide tallies were Monrovia, Gilroy, La Mesa and West Sacramento.
For a microcosm of non-California, on the other hand, head to Taft. Voters in the Kern County city of 9,500 duplicated the statewide outcome on just seven contests. And when it came to total percentage point disparity, voters in Berkeley strayed a whopping 448.4 percentage points from the 19 statewide tallies.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article144056054.html#storylink=cpy
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The Golden State Olden Days
President Ronald Reagan (R-California) with Ventura GOP
Congressman Bob Lagomarsino in the center and some pussy no new
taxes liar on the right.  Now Ventura is represented by Democrats.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

California and Scotland join forces to fight climate change

Retard Alert

  • Idiot California Democrats obsess over global "climate change" rather than deal with meaningful state issues.
  • Meanwhile Dems release tens of thousands of criminals from prisons, allow dams to fall apart, fund a corrupt high speed rail no one will use and make California a sanctuary state for illegal alien law breakers.

(CNBC)  -  The Government of California and the Scottish Government have signed a joint agreement which sees them commit to work with one another to fight climate change.
The agreement was signed on Monday by Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the Governor of California Edmund G Brown.

Among other things, the memorandum of understanding states both California and Scotland are looking to "capitalise on the huge potential of the Under2 MoU, the ambitious commitment to bold and decisive climate action covering over one billion people and over a third of the global economy to which both jurisdictions are signatories."

Signatories to the Under2 MoU agreement have committed to either cut greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 95 percent below 1990 levels or to limit emissions to less than two metric tons per capita by mid-century.

"Scotland is making huge progress in delivering our climate change ambitions, but we are not complacent and there is still much to achieve," Sturgeon said.
"Today's meeting strengthened our relationship with the Government of California and I'm confident we can work together to achieve the targets set out by the Under2 MoU," she added.
For its part, California has ambitious plans when it comes to renewable energy and climate change.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Mayors protest California becoming a Sanctuary State

Democrats Abandon American Citizens

  • Providing quality services for American citizens of all ethnic backgrounds means nothing to Democrats. 
  • Protecting the citizens of other nations who break our laws is all that matters to them.
  • The main reason Democrats exist today is to import as many illegal aliens as possible to drive down wages for the business interests who fund their campaigns.

(ABC 10 News)  -  California is one step closer to becoming a Sanctuary State. Today, eight mayors in San Diego County protested Senate Bill 54 moving forward. Meanwhile, lawmakers continue to work on a second bill to help protect immigrant rights. 
The proposal is to help immigrants in California fight against deportation. The bill would create a legal defense program regardless of the defendant's criminal background. Supporters say it would counter anti-immigrant rhetoric from the Trump administration. 
A separate bill kept immigrant advocates and local mayors divided at a meeting on Wednesday. Mayors from Poway, El Cajon, Coronado, Escondido, La mesa, San Marcos, Santee and Vista say it would put residents at a risk of danger.

If SB54 passes, they say state and local law enforcement would not be able to notify federal agencies of dangerous criminals being released from jail. 
Poway Mayor Steve Vaus says it prevents police officers from doing their jobs. 
"Fundamentally, SB54 would sever the lines of communication between local law enforcement and state and federal agencies. Agencies that are charged with keeping us safe and making sure people follow the law. That's bad news," said Vaus.
"If you take away a street cops' radio and they lose communication, its bad. If you take away their communication with other agencies. That's bad too."
Supporters of the bill say it further feeds into discrimination that tears families apart. 
SB54 needs two-thirds vote to pass. 

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Friday, March 24, 2017

L.A. Sheriff opposes “sanctuary state” bill, draws protests

Democrats Protect Law Breaking
Illegal Aliens

(Breitbart California)  -  Over 100 people gathered in front of the Hall of Justice in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday evening to protest L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s opposition to State Senate Bill 54, which would declare all of California a “sanctuary state.”
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, protesters held up signs that read, “One struggle, united” and “We demand immigrant rights.”
David Abud, with the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, reportedly spoke over a loudspeaker against SB 54. He said McDonnell’s “argument is that if we don’t pass this, ICE is going to carpet-bomb our community with deportation. That is a ridiculous argument.”
Last month, 161 illegal aliens were arrested throughout Southern California by federal immigration authorities. (Some raids are reportedly ongoing.) The raids took place over the course of several days and resulted in the arrests of 680 illegal aliens across multiple states. That, in turn, upset many of the state’s Democratic lawmakers.
SB 54 was introduced by California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) in December. In February, Breitbart News reported that de Léon said that “‘half his family’ was in the country illegally, using false documents, and eligible for deportation under President Trump’s new executive order against ‘sanctuary’ jurisdictions.”
According to the Daily News, McDonnell wrote to De León earlier this month: “SB 54 would not allow the safe transfer of custody; rather it would force immigration enforcement agents into our communities in order to search out and find the person they seek. While doing this, they will most surely cast a wide net over our communities, apprehending and detaining those not originally the target of the enforcement actions.”
Breitbart News reported that on Tuesday, newly re-elected L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti released a new set of protections for illegal aliens that cement the city’s status as a sanctuary city, and defy the Trump administration’s efforts to ensure compliance with federal law.
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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Democrats may exempt union members from paying taxes

"Corruptus in Extremis"

  • California teacher's unions pour countless millions in "legal bribes" into the campaign accounts of Democrats and in return they get the inside track to the State Treasury over all other groups.
  • Now the unions are pushing to have their bought and paid for lackeys in the legislature exempt them from paying taxes.

(KCBS) – In an effort to attract more people to teaching and keep educators in the profession, a California State Senate proposal would make teachers exempt from the state income tax. 

If Senate Bill 807 is approved, teachers would have to stay on the job for five years to qualify for the state tax exemption.

SB807 would also provide a tax deduction for the cost of attaining a teaching credential.

The legislature has not yet calculated the estimated loss in tax revenue to the state if the measure is approved.

California is struggling to recruit and retain teachers as baby boomers retire and meager starting salaries do little to attract young people to the profession.

According to the California Teachers Association, nearly one in three teachers leave the profession in the first seven years.

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

This picture shows how much California is sinking

A Land of Crazy People

  • We keep building more water using homes, businesses and farms thinking water will "magically" appear on command.

(CNBC)  -  This picture from NASA's Earth Observatory shows how much land in California's Central Valley is sinking, due primarily to the drawing of groundwater during periods of drought.
Heavy rains have fallen on many parts of the state this winter, but the image above is a reminder of the lingering effects of drought, even in wetter times.
As the legend at the bottom of the picture suggests, the yellowest areas are those with the greatest degree of subsidence (the term for sinking land) and the bluest areas are those with the least.
As might be expected, the largest degree of subsidence occurred in southern California where the drought struck the hardest. In some places, the land sunk by nearly 30 feet.
California's Department of Water Resources commissioned NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory to collect and analyze satellite data during the state's most recent drought, resulting in an initial report in 2015, and subsequent updates. The most recent shows land continued to sink since 2015, at a rate of as much as 2 feet per year in the worst spots.
"The rates of San Joaquin Valley subsidence documented since 2014 by NASA are troubling and unsustainable," DWR Director William Croyle is quoted saying in a recent post from NASA Earth Observatory. "Subsidence has long plagued certain regions of California. But the current rates jeopardize infrastructure serving millions of people. Groundwater pumping now puts at risk the very system that brings water to the San Joaquin Valley. The situation is untenable."
One of the problems that stems from the sinking land is that it fills in the underground gaps where groundwater collects when rain occurs, reducing storage capacity.
NASA also notes that state and federal water agencies have spent an estimated $100 million on related repairs since the 1960s.
The state passed its first-ever regulations around the pumping of groundwater in 2014.
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That sinking feeling
The sign reads, " San Joaquin Valley California Subsidence, 3M 1925 - 1977."  The Central Valley has been sinking from over pumping for a century.

(Water California.org)