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, July 30, 2012

Democrats steal money from local cities

The "Leaders" of California.
Comrade Governor Jerry Brown (right) and his moron Fellow Traveler leaders of the Democrat State Assembly and the Senate.

THEFT  -  Democrats tell local voters to screw themselves
  • The Leftist legislature steals 47% of the budget of the City of Jurupa Valley as well as other cities around the state.
  • Now cities in California face possible bankruptcy. 

Desperate for cash, insane Leftist Democrat state lawmakers slipped in a last-minute bill to steal $153,000,000 from local city budgets all over the People's Republic of California.

Not a single public hearing was held on the legislation.

The new Riverside County city of Jurupa Valley (population 100,000) may be broke in a year, even though the city is so new that it has no permanent employees, no generous employee pension plan and runs City Hall out of a leased strip-mall storefront next to the Lucky Wok Chinese restaurant reports the Los Angeles Times.

Without a financial rescue, the city will have to shut its doors, sending the Jurupa Valley community back into the ether of unincorporated Riverside County.
“We played by the rules and met all the requirements, and now, through no fault of our own, we face what I call the ‘D Word’ — disincorporation,” Jurupa Valley Mayor Laura Roughton told the  Southwest Riverside News.

“Our budget is bare bones. The only employees we have are the city council members. Everyone else is contracted … We haven’t even had time to make any bad fiscal decisions,” she said.

With California totally mismanaged, the state Legislature in 2011 raided the pot of money collected from statewide vehicle license fees which for years provided California's newly incorporated cities an extra dose of cash they needed until they were able to survive on their own.

The loss of funding has devastated California's four newest  cities, which all happen to be in fast-growing Riverside County: Jurupa Valley, Eastvale, Menifee and Wildomar. The money grab also squeezed existing cities that recently annexed large swaths of territory, including Santa Clarita, San Jose and Temecula, since they also counted on additional car-tax money.

Jurupa Valley has been hit the hardest. The city lost $6.8 million. That's a pittance in Sacramento. For Jurupa Valley, it amounted to 47% of its yearly $14.6-million budget.   (Los Angeles Times)

A Victim of Legal Theft.
Laura Roughton, mayor of Jurupa Valley, stands in front of City Hall, situated in a shopping mall. The city lost $6.8 million in state funds, or 47% of its yearly $14.6-million budget.

Friday, July 27, 2012

WATER WARS - The insanity of Jerry Brown

Bone dry Owens Lake.
Now a dust bowl, Owens Lake was sucked dry by Los Angeles in its endless thirst for water.  Now Los Angeles wants the water of the beautiful Sacramento Delta. 

BULLSHIT  -  Jerry Brown claims that taking more water out of the Sacramento Delta will make the Delta better
  • You can smell the BS five counties away.

Rule #1  -  Politicians are liars.

This week Jerry Brown, the Dear Leader of the People's Republic of California, ignored the fact that the state is bankrupt and said he is pushing forward with a $23-billion proposal intended to vastly increase water deliveries to the San Joaquin Valley and Southern California by removing even more water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Brown was in full Bullshit mode when he claimed that taking more water out of the Delta would improve the Delta.  If you believe that I have some swamp land in Florida to sell you.

As a Conservative Conservationist I say to Comrade Brown, "Screw you."

Here is what the Brown plan really is:  endless billions in construction contracts to business insiders who just happen to give money to the Democrat Party.  It is also a payoff to the labor unions who bankroll Brown.

The plans, which would involve construction of the most ambitious water supply project in California in decades, call for the building of two massive tunnels beneath the delta to transport water south.
Under the proposal, which is a scaled-down version of an earlier design released during Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's administration, three large intake facilities would be built on the Sacramento River near Hood. They would be capable of diverting 9,000 cubic feet of water a second into two side-by-side underground tunnels that would carry supplies 35 miles to the huge government pumps in the south delta that send water to Central Valley farms and Southland cities.

Burt Wilson, of Sacramento, who worked to oppose the 1982 peripheral canal plan, joined others in a protest against a plan announced by Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, to build a giant twin tunnel system to move water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta to farmland and cities.   (stamfordadvocate.com)

The tunnel proposal echoes the peripheral canal project that Brown, in an earlier term as governor, pushed through the Legislature, only to see it killed by voters in 1982. Brown said the new project is based on a much better understanding of the delta ecosystem and the effects of delta pumping. "Here we are 30 years later with a lot more knowledge, a lot more science and better technology," he said.

But environmentalists and delta advocates argue that the only way to save the delta is to take less water from it. "They can't prove [the project] will work for the environment," said Jonas Minton, a former state water official who is now water policy advisor for the Planning and Conservation League. The estuary "needs more fresh water to sustain it, and they continue to deny that," he added.

The proposal to build a peripheral canal around the delta to carry supplies to the pumps sparked a nasty north-south battle 30 years ago.

But political opposition to the tunnel proposal has so far been centered in the delta, which has limited political clout and has aimed its guns at corporate agriculture rather than Southern California — recognition that most of the water diverted from the delta goes to irrigation ditches, not urban faucets.

The commercial salmon industry worries that the big intakes will harm migrating salmon on the Sacramento River. Delta farmers are concerned that a reduction of the river's flows into the delta will hurt their water quality. And they don't want to lose fields to wetlands restoration.

After the morning news conference, a bipartisan group of about 200 farmers, fishermen and lawmakers from the delta region, some holding pitchforks and homemade signs, gathered on the steps of the state Capitol to blast the proposal. "To the governor and the secretary — you launch a war, we'll fight the battle," declared Rep. John Garamendi (D-Walnut Creek).
(Los Angeles Times)

Fishing on the Sacramento River Delta
Sucking the Delta dry to water Orange County golf courses

The Beautiful Sacramento River Delta
The liar politicians cannot be allowed to destroy the Delta and the heritage it represents for all of California just so San Diego can water another golf course.


Perth, Australia Desalination Plant
If Los Angeles needs water then they should build desalination plants like they do all over the world.  Southern California has the entire Pacific Ocean to draw from.

Let Southern California build desalination plants instead of destroying the Delta

If cities from Los Angeles to San Diego want water then they instead of raping the Sacramento Delta they should build desalination plants.

  • SAUDI ARABIA  -  The Saline Water Conversion Corporation of Saudi Arabia provides 50% of the municipal water in the Kingdom, operates a number of desalination plants, and has contracted $1892 million to a Japanese-South Korean consortium to build a new facility capable of producing a billion litres a day, opening at the end of 2013. They currently operate approximately 14 plants in the Kingdom; one example at Shoaiba cost $1060 million and produces 450 million litres a day.

  • DUBAI  -  The Jebel Ali desalination plant in Dubai is a dual-purpose facility that uses multi-stage flash distillation and is capable of producing 300e6 cubic metres of water per year.

  • INDIA  -  The largest desalination plant in South Asia is the Minjur Desalination Plant near Chennai in India which produces 36.5 million cubic meters of water per year.

  • ISRAEL  -  The Hadera seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalination plant in Israel is the largest of its kind in the world.  The project was developed as a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) by a consortium of two Israeli companies: Shikun and Binui and IDE Technologies.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Food Police want to raise your taxes

Food Police
Big Brother wants to raise taxes on your soda to finance government unions
and and overpaid administrators.

Soda Taxes  -  The Food Police want your wallet to finance Big Government
  • Now the Democrat city of El Monte wants to tax soda.
  • The idiot El Monte mayor uses your "health" as the reason for more taxes, not his overspending on city employees.
  • The Democrat answer to everything in the world is more taxes.

The moronic leaders of the city of El Monte plan to consider declaring a fiscal emergency and asking voters to tax sugar-sweetened beverages.  This new tax would re-distribute the wealth from taxpayers to the treasury.  It could raise $7 million a year.

After having given away the city treasury to public employees they now seek a tax on sugary beverages sold within the city to balance the books reports the Los Angeles Times.

The moves come as the city attempts to stave off the financial problems facing a number of cities across California. So far this summer, three cities — Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes — have moved to seek bankruptcy protection, and Compton officials announced the city could run out of cash in a matter of months.

El Monte officials said they are not at the edge of bankruptcy but need the sugary drinks tax revenue as a protection against insolvency down the road.

Your Tax Dollars at Work  -  El Monte has also awarded generous benefits to some of its top employees.

Former Police Chief Thomas Armstrong, who retired in May 2011, collected nearly $430,000 in his final year with the city through a combination of salary and payouts for unused time off. Armstrong and two other former police chiefs now receive yearly CalPERS pensions of more than $200,000.
"We're paying for the sins of our fathers," Mayor Andre Quintero said in a recent interview. "For years we just did not manage our contracts well. We were giving away the store."

"These drinks have a similar secondary impact; it may not be to the lungs, but it will be obesity and diabetes and dental decay," Quintero said.

The sugary drinks tax would fill that funding gap, Quintero said.

To Democrats Leftists the answer to all questions on earth is more taxes. . . . . or to put it better, the Socialist re-distribution of the wealth to those with "needs".
(Los Angeles Times)

Sunday, July 22, 2012

California voters were lied to on deficit

Lies - Democrats threatened to close the Parks.
California State Parks have "found" $54 million which means that the $22 million deficit did not exist.  Above photo is Tomales Bay State Park, in Marin County.

Liars  -  Democrats threatened voters that parks would close when there was plenty of money to keep them open.
  • Moronic Democrats demand more and more taxes to fund a state that is out of control.

Lies and damn lies.

The scandal over a hidden stash of $54 million in California's Department of Parks and Recreation,  led to the resignation of the department's director and firing of a deputy on Friday. This should create problems for People's Republic Governor Jerry Brown's Socialist tax increasing proposition in November.

The Governor threatened the people with park closures unless they bow to their Masters in Big Government and increase their own taxes.  Now, the admission by top-level state officials that they were unaware the parks department had tens of millions in extra funds could undermine Brown's pitch to voters that the state needs more of their tax dollars.

The GOP does not get off.  The hiding of millions in taxpayer dollars was happening for years under Republican Governor Schwarzenegger.

California High Speed Rail is a SCAM!!!! John and Ken Show KFI 640AM

Bullet Train  -  California is broke, but Brown and his Fellow Travelers in the Legislature vote to plunge the state billions more in debt for a train no one will ride.

Pay Increases  -  According to a Sacramento Bee analysis, about 100 legislative employees making six figures got the raises, so now more than 300 staffers under the Capitol dome make $100,000 a year or more.

BOTTOM  LINE  -  The state is run by fucking idiots. . . . . and they are coming for your money.
(San Francisco Chronicle)

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Corruption - Jerry Brown and Indian Casinos

Racism in California.
Because of official racist government policies, a black man like Will Smith is not allowed to own a casino in California.  He belongs to the wrong race.  Neither could anyone of Egyptian, Mexican, Chinese or French heritage.  Only the American Indian racial group is allowed by the government to run this type of business.

Racism  -  Flush with millions in Indian Casino bribe money, will politicians allow new Indian Casinos off the reservations?
  • Politicians up and down the state are now the paid-off lackeys of Indian Casinos.
  • Official California government policy is only government approved races are allowed to own a casino.  All other races are barred from ownership.  

People's Republic of California Governor Jerry Brown will have to decide whether two Indian tribes in remote parts of California can build gambling establishments next to freeways many miles from their reservation lands.

Next door in Nevada all races are allowed to own casinos.  While in California only one government approved racial group is allowed ownership.
The questions Brown faces put him at the center of a big-money casino fight – a massive lobbying effort in the Capitol that includes some very rich and influential groups reports the Sacramento Bee.

The proposals from the Enterprise Rancheria near Marysville and the North Fork Rancheria near Fresno are part of the growing phenomenon critics describe as off-reservation casinos. But they are unusual because approval is in the hands of the governor under a process that's been used only a few times nationwide.

Most Indian casinos are on either tribal land or land restored to a tribe by the federal government, leaving state politicians out of the equation.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/16/4633154/gov-jerry-brown-at-center-of-off.html#storylink=cpy

The Enterprise and North Fork proposals are subject to a different bureaucratic process because they don't necessarily fit those criteria – tribal members already have land but want to build casinos somewhere else.

Most Indian casinos are on either tribal land or land restored to a tribe by the federal government, leaving state politicians out of the equation.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/16/4633154/gov-jerry-brown-at-center-of-off.html#storylink=cpy

The Enterprise and North Fork proposals are subject to a different bureaucratic process because they don't necessarily fit those criteria – tribal members already have land but want to build casinos somewhere else.

The tug of war comes as Brown is raising money for a November ballot measure that would temporarily raise taxes to plug the state's budget deficit. Gambling tribes, including several that oppose the casino proposals, have already given $728,000 to support Brown's initiative. Construction unions, including several that support the casinos, have given $813,000.


The politicians of the People's Republic are bought and paid for by an endless flood of Indian Casino campaign money.

$52,597,794   -   Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians, Temecula, CATribal government with gaming interests 1,182 donations: 1,054 to candidates, 47 to ballot measures and 81 to parties.

$50,428,228   -   Morongo Band of Mission Indians, Cabazon, CATribal government with gaming interests 413 donations: 314 to candidates, 23 to ballot measures and 76 to parties


The Madera land tribal members live on – 80 mountainous acres south of Yosemite National Park – is too steep and remote to develop, he said. Lehman said it makes more sense to build a casino along Highway 99 in Madera County on land already slated for development.

The property is owned by Station Casinos, a Las Vegas casino operator whose lobbyist in Sacramento is Darius Anderson, a Democratic fundraiser with strong ties in the Capitol. He has personally contributed $4,000 to support Brown's tax measure.

Farther north in Yuba County, the Enterprise Rancheria wants to build a casino near the Sleep Train Amphitheater and Highways 65 and 70. The land is owned by Gerald Forsythe, an auto racing team owner from Chicago who once hoped to build a automobile racing track on the property in an area zoned for sports and entertainment.
Cheryl Schmit, a Placer County activist who helps local communities oppose Indian casinos, said both the Enterprise and North Fork projects are "clear-cut cases of reservation-shopping."

"You have tribes that have established Indian lands that were rurally located and they've hooked up with gaming investors from out of state … for the sole purpose of the establishment of casinos," she said.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/16/4633154/gov-jerry-brown-at-center-of-off.html#storylink=cpy
(Sacramento Bee)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

BANKRUPT - Children run the government

I want it now or I will stomp my feet!
"Daddy, I want a bullet train NOW!" 
"Daddy, I want stem cell research NOW!"
 "Daddy, I want free stuff for millions of illegal aliens NOW!"  
"Daddy, I want lifetime high pay and benefits for government employees NOW!" 

A Nation of Children  -  Are there any adults left?  or do children run the People's Republic of California?
  • The politicians answer for everything is more Big Government, more spending, more re-distribution of the wealth.

BANKRUPT  -  Vallejo, Stockton, Mammoth Lakes and San Bernardino with more to come.

Little children are running the finances of a once Golden State.  Whenever the politicians or voters see something shiny that they like they stomp their feet and cry until it is given to them.

Cost.  Taxes.  Debt.  These words have no meaning to children.

Many cities in the People's Republic and around the nation are struggling to cover their costs as the economic and anti-business regulations hurt tax revenues. This will lead to even more municipal bankruptcies, which have been rare until now.

"This is not the end. This is the beginning," said Peter Navarro, business professor at University of California, Irvine. "As cities see it can be done and is being done, it will give them the idea to do it."

Despite negotiating tens of millions of dollars in concessions and reducing its workforce by 20% over the past four years, San Bernardino was facing insolvency and would not have enough cash on hand to meet its obligations.

They had reached a breaking with the city of 211,000 residents facing a $45 million shortfall.

Stockton filed for bankruptcy in late June after three months of mediation with creditors failed to close a $26 million budget shortfall. The city of 292,000 residents had already addressed $90 million in deficits over the past three years, mainly through reducing services and employee compensation.

California cities have also struggled from budget changes made on the state level. Suffering from their own massive budget shortfalls, Comrade Governor Jerry Brown and the state legislature made changes to vehicle tax money and redevelopment agencies that stripped locales of hundreds of millions of state funding.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

More jobs leave California

Leaving California for Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry, left, and Col. Richard Searfoss, former NASA space shuttle commander and chief test pilot for XCOR Aerospace, look at a prototype of the XCOR Aerospace Lynx suborbital space vehicle that the company plans to develop and test at a new research and development facility at the Midland International Airport in Midland, Texas.

Thank you Democrats  -  More jobs gone to Texas.
  • XCOR Aerospace's move was to take advantage of the business friendly Texas climate, their tort reform and low taxes.

The People's Republic of California is shipping yet more jobs to Texas because of high taxes and regulations.

The Midland Development Corporation and XCOR Aerospace jointly announced the establishment of XCOR’s new Commercial Space Research and Development Center Headquarters.

The company will leave their desert complex in Mojave north of Los Angeles County.

The private rocket engine and spaceflight development company’s new R&D center, which will be located on the flight line at Midland International Airport in Texas, will be created over the next eighteen months in a newly renovated 60,000-square-foot hangar, with the work expected to be complete sometime in the fall of 2013.

XCOR is the designer, manufacturer, and operator of the Lynx – a high performance, winged, fully reusable suborbital space transport vehicle. Lynx is designed to safely fly two people and payloads on half-hour flights to the edge of space, and back, several times per day.

“We are pleased to be establishing our R&D Center in Midland, Texas, where the weather, surrounding landscape, the airport, and the local & state government environment are ideally situated for the future growth and the ultimate realization of a fully reusable orbital system,” said Andrew Nelson, chief operating officer of XCOR Aerospace.

The company envisions a gradual migration of personnel from its Mojave Air & Space Port offices to Midland along with 100 or so new hires, according to Greason and Andrew Nelson, XCOR’s chief operating officer. Mojave remains in the company’s long-term plans as a base for future Lynx commercial operations. The company plans future selections of East Coast and foreign operating bases as well, plus a hardware production site.     (Examiner.com)

Lynx suborbital spaceship.
More high paying jobs leaving the Socialist People's Republic.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Student Debt - The New American Slavery

The Insanity of Big Government.
Endless student taxpayer funded loans allow the costs of college to go through the roof while lining the pockets of universities and banks.  Instead of market forces making choices, government funding allows degrees to be issued for careers that either do not exist or helps create a huge oversupply of graduates in a field. 

Bend Over for the Big Government Scam of the Century.
  • You get $100,000 in student debt and can’t get a job. The government won’t let you go bankrupt and interest rates keep pushing up the total you owe.
  • You become a Modern Serf or Debt Slave to the all-powerful Big Government State.

Welcome to bi-partisan Big Government student loan funded higher education in the People's Republic of California and across the nation.

Big Government policy is screwing families and students with massive tuition increases.  Increases that are not market driven, but are effectively funded by the infusion of billions in taxpayer dollars and student loan cash.

These massive tuition increases for students to go deep into student loan debt to stay in school.
When you graduate you have $100,000 in debt — and can’t get a job. And the government won’t let you go bankrupt and be forgiven the loan. Interest rates keep pushing up the total you owe. You’re a slave.
“On Tuesday, Republican and Democratic leaders in the Senate announced they had reached an agreement on a bill to continue subsidizing student loans, keeping interest rates at 3.4 percent rather than letting them rise to 6.8 percent.”

A young student becomes a Modern Serf or wage-slave to his Masters in Government.

It’s a bipartisan scheme to make matters worse for students and better for banks. The banks get money for close to zero interest nowadays, and make 6.8 percent off their student-slaves. The government — us, the taxpayers — subsidizes that down to 3.4 percent for the kids. But that’s still high if you have $100,000 in debt and no job. No wonder banks contribute so heavily to political candidates.


Billions in student loans to fund "education" are simply pay-offs the banks, universities and teacher labor unions who fund the campaigns of both parties.

Here are the top contributors to Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2012:
Goldman Sachs$593,080
JPMorgan Chase & Co$467,089
Bank of America$425,100
Morgan Stanley$399,850
Credit Suisse Group$390,360
Citigroup Inc$312,800
Kirkland & Ellis$264,302
Wells Fargo$237,550
Banks, banks, banks.

And here are the top contributors to President Obama’s campaign in 2008:
University of California$1,648,685
Goldman Sachs$1,013,091
Harvard University$878,164
Microsoft Corp$852,167
Google Inc$814,540
JPMorgan Chase & Co$808,799
Citigroup Inc$736,771
Time Warner$624,618
Sidley Austin LLP$600,290
Banks and universities.

And the bi-partisan taxpayer funded scam goes on and on.  And the people go deeper in debt to their all-powerful Government Masters.    (Cal Watchdog.com)

The New American Serfs.
Through bi-partisan Big Government policy you remain a Serf, a wage-slave to your Masters in Government for a debt you might not be able to pay off in an entire lifetime.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

BRIBERY - A Legislature of Whores

When table-saws are outlawed only outlaws will have table-saws

Prostitutes on Parade  -  Both parties spread their legs wide for corrupt campaign cash and vote to grant a state monopoly on table-saw production to one man.
  • A table-saw maker paid off 21 Democrats and half a dozen key Republicans with $46,400 in corrupt money to grant him a monopoly for his brand of saw.
  • All other saws would be banned from being sold in the People's Republic in the phony name of public "safety".
  • Voters are told to go fuck themselves.  

By Gary:

Amazing.  All it took for California's legislators to sell their vote was an average contribution of only $1,718 each. 

For this very small bribe . . . I mean "contribution" . . . table-saw maker Stephen Gass will be granted a monopoly for his brand of saw.  The free market is abolished for this product.

Gass is an Oregon inventor who has developed a table saw that can stop a whirling blade almost the instant it comes into contact with human flesh. The machine, known as the SawStop will help  prevent injuries in industry and to hobbyists.

But Gass also is a patent attorney who stands to gain from tough new safety standards proposed in California. He's pushing legislation that would require all new table saws sold in the state to be equipped with his injury mitigation technology reports the  Los Angeles Times.

His SawStop is the only product on the market that is likely to meet the bill's requirements and he hold some 90 patents on the saw.

Gass' company has given political bribes, I mean "contributions" of $46,400 to 21 Democrats and half a dozen key Republicans in the last couple of months.

The bill's so-called "author" is political whore Assemblyman Das Williams (Socialist Democrat - Santa Barbara).  Williams only got his pay-off of $2,500 contribution a few weeks ago in May.
With campaign cash flowing the measure sailed through the Assembly on a bi-partisan 64-4 vote.  The anti-free market bill went to and has now passed the State Senate Judiciary Committee.
This "is about legislating market share and attempting to create a monopoly," one group said in a recent letter to the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.     (Los Angeles Times)

A Government Monopoly
After an infusion of corrupt money the bi-partisan whores in the People's State Assembly just voted 64 to 4 to grant a monopoly on table-saws in California to only one manufacturer. 

"Fuck the Voters."
The Legislature says "Fuck the voters."  The insane bi-partisan California Legislature will spread their legs for cold, hard cash any day, any time or any place. 

Monday, July 2, 2012

A Democrat attack on the two-parent family

Another Democrat attack on the traditional family.

Total Democrat Insanity  -  Idiot Democrats now want to give equal legal parental rights to sperm and egg donors
  • Democrat bill will allow multiple parents for children.
  • Remember, it takes a Socialist village to raise a child.

Mom and Dad, same-sex couples or blended families, California law is clear: No more than two legal parents per child.
When adults fight over parenthood, a judge must decide which two have that right and responsibility – but that could end soon reports the Sacramento Bee.

Nut-case State Senator Mark Leno (Socialist Democrat - San Francisco) is pushing legislation to allow a child to have multiple parents.  "The bill brings California into the 21st century, recognizing that there are more than Ozzie and Harriet families today," he said.

Surrogate births, same-sex parenthood and assisted reproduction are changing society by creating new possibilities for nontraditional households and relationships.

Benjamin Lopez, legislative analyst for the Traditional Values Coalition, blasted Leno's bill as a new attempt to "revamp, redefine and muddy the waters" of family structure by a leader in the drive to legalize gay marriage.

"It comes as no surprise that he would try to say that a child has more than two parents – that's absurd," said Lopez, whose group calls itself a leading voice for Bible-based values.

Under Leno's bill, if three or more people who acted as parents could not agree on custody, visitation and child support, a judge could split those things up among them.

Examples of three-parent relationships that could be affected by SB 1476 include:
  • A family in which a man began dating a woman while she was pregnant, then raised that child with her for seven years. The youth also had a parental relationship with the biological father.
  • A same-sex couple who asked a close male friend to help them conceive, then decided that all three would raise the child.
  • A divorce in which a woman and her second husband were the legal parents of a child, but the biological father maintained close ties as well.

Karen Anderson, of the California Protective Parents Association, said the legislation could result in a child being bounced among multiple adults in a bitter family breakup.  "It's hard enough for children to be split up two ways, much less multiple ways," she said.    (Sacramento Bee)

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/02/4604048/california-bill-would-allow-a.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/07/02/4604048/california-bill-would-allow-a.html#storylink=cpy