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Proof that California is out of touch with the rest of the world.

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Proof that California is out of touch with the rest of the world.

So here’s a small sample of what the crazy’s are looking to pass. You tell me if this is not out of some reality tv show.

1. AB 1825 – Protect Inappropriate Books Law 

So called Freedom to Read Act.  The bill seeks to remove the authority of public libraries to remove or deny access to certain books.  (b) (1) The governing board of a public library shall not proscribe or prohibit the circulation or procurement of any book, audio, film, instructional material, or other resource in a public library because of the topic addressed by the materials or because of the views, ideas, or opinions contained in those materials.

(2) The discretion to determine the content of materials in public libraries shall not be exercised in a manner that discriminates against or excludes materials based on race, nationality, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, political affiliation, or socioeconomic status, on the basis that the materials under consideration contain inclusive and diverse perspectives, or on the basis that the materials may include sexual content, unless that content qualifies as obscene under United States Supreme Court precedent. Provides a cause of action by patrons.

2. AB 1840 – Home Subsidies for Illegal Immigrants

Extends the California Dream for All program eligibility to illegal aliens.  This program provides for an interest free loan for first-time homebuyers for the down payment.

3. AB 2216 – Force Landlords to Take Pets

This legislation will prohibit landlords from deciding how many pets to allow, what the pet deposit should be, and how much extra monies to charge for pet rent. Violates Limited Government and Free Enterprise. Does not promote a free market system, does not protect private property, and interferes with the terms of voluntary contracts.

4. AB 2319 Men Can Give Birth Law

The bill would require hospitals that provide perinatal or prenatal care to conduct initial training for all current and new health care providers on implicit bias that includes recognition of nonbinary persons and persons of transgender experience, i.e., all birthing people. Administrative penalties assessed by the department for non-compliance.

5. AB 2498 Illegal Immigrant Rental Subsidies

This bill would create a pilot grant program to provide rental subsidies for qualifying low-income individuals in six counties to reduce housing insecurity. The bill’s definition of “eligible population” include low-income individuals (who may be undocumented) with any of the following characteristics:

A former foster youth who qualifies for the Independent Living Program; an older adult, 55 years of age or older; an adult with disabilities; a person experiencing unemployment; an incarcerated person with a scheduled release date within 60 to 180 days and who is likely to experience homelessness upon release; a person experiencing homelessness; or a veteran.

The program would allow for counties or grantees to provide a subsidy to any eligible individuals in an amount necessary to cover the portion of the person’s rent to prevent them from falling into homelessness, not to exceed either $2,000 as a one-time subsidy or $2,000 per month for the duration of the pilot, or two years, whichever is longer.

6. ACA 10 – Socialized Housing for All  

Right to housing.  ”The state hereby recognizes the fundamental human right to adequate housing for everyone in California. It is the shared obligation of state and local jurisdictions to respect, protect, and fulfill this right, on a non-discriminatory and equitable basis, with a view to progressively achieve the full realization of the right, by all appropriate means, including the adoption and amendment of legislative measures, to the maximum of available resources.”

7. SB 1174 – Voter ID Ban

Prohibits local governments from enacting voter identification laws.

8. SB 957 – Who Are You Sleeping With Law

This bill REQUIRES the California State Department of Public Health to collect from health care providers, state agencies, schools and third parties information that was provided regarding voluntary self-identification of sexual orientation and gender identity.

9. SB 961 – Government as Your Backseat Driver Law

By 2029, 50% of vehicles must be equipped with a passive intelligent speed assistance system and mandatory for all vehicles by 2032. The system would give a brief, one-time, visual and audio signal to alert the driver each time the speed of the vehicle is more than 10 miles per hour over the speed limit.

10. ACA 7 – Affirmative Action/Legalized Discrimination

This measure would repeal Prop 209 and would therefore reinstate affirmative action.  Californians for Equal Rights Foundation wrote in opposition that “advocating for race/sex-based preferences distorts the principle of equal opportunity into an illiberal, social-engineering tool of equal outcome. Instead of focusing on tribal divisions and political favoritism, we should help all disadvantaged individuals regardless of race or gender. We should also make sure that every individual has equal access to public resources, and that our government provide institutional support that encourages American virtues of hard-work, initiative, self-discipline, and individual merit.

11. ACA 8  – Don’t Put Prisoners to Work

The California Constitution currently states “Involuntary servitude is prohibited except to punish crime.”  This amendment would remove the phrase “except to punish crime”.  This is the second time around for this amendment as it did not pass in the 2021-2023 session.

The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, a co-sponsor of this bill, wrote in support that, “Despite the Thirteenth Amendment outlawing slavery and involuntary servitude…” That letter deceptively left off in the actual Thirteenth Amendment’s phrase “except for the punishment of a crime”, which is the crux of the matter.  By removing that same phrase from the California Constitution, inmates confined in any in-state institution could not be required to perform daily chores without falling under the state’s labor laws.

According to “the Assembly Appropriations Committee, the ongoing costs to the state in increased wages for inmate labor. In 2021, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation…reported it had nearly 65,000 work assignments for incarcerated persons….  If required to pay a minimum wage for inmate work, costs to pay inmates a minimum wage could be in the billions of dollars annually.”  Cost to counties would also run in the millions of dollars.

The ultimate goal of propositions such as this was posted on the Communist Party USA website (since removed).  It is to form labor unions within prisons, and as we see in ACA 4, for convicted felons to be given the right to vote. Also, labor unions are formed to negotiate for working conditions and wages.  How much do we want to pay inmates to make their beds, cook, clean their rooms, and do their laundry?

12. SCA 2 – Create More Orphan Ballots Law

In addition to expanding their voter base by allowing incarcerated felons to vote via ACA 4, which is likely dead, this bill which is very much alive and would extend the right to vote to 17-year-olds.  Now that the public education system has indoctrinated most students to a Marxist agenda, the Democratic Party wants to make certain they vote earlier than the current age 18.

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13. SCA 1 – Protect Politicians from Recalls Law

This bill would redefine a recall election of statewide officials to NOT include alternative candidates. Lt. Gov would serve until the next election.

No doubt polling has shown that Democrats being recalled would fare better if the voting public were not given the option of a more desirable Republican opponent.

 

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California is offering drivers $400 gift cards to test its alternative to the gas tax.

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California is offering drivers $400 gift cards to test its alternative to the gas tax.

Below are two paragraphs from a LA Times article from May 14th. The state is looking for 400 Guinea pigs to figure out on how to tax you more.

California officials are still trying to figure out how to pay for road repairs and maintenance in the not-so-distant future, when electric vehicles dominate the roadways and gas tax revenue dries up.

So they’re offering drivers up to $400 to test a couple of alternatives for six months, starting in August. The pilot program is open to drivers of all vehicle types, gasoline-powered or otherwise.

 

A man in a black T shirt and sunglasses attaches an electric charging pump to his blue Kia EV6 vehicle.

FILE - In this Saturday, June 24, 2017, file photo, a Tesla car recharges at a charging station at Cochran Commons shopping center in Charlotte, N.C. On Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, Tesla Inc. announced that more charging stations are on the way. The stations will be installed at places such as supermarkets and shopping centers, and in cities like Chicago and Boston. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)

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Stories that the California MSM ignores.

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Stories that the California MSM ignores.

  1. Will 2024 Be The Year of the Second CA Taxpayer Revolt?
  2. Living in CA Imposes a $26,478.72 “Cost-of-Living Penalty” on Typical Middle-Class Family
  3. Primary Surprise: CA Republicans Have a Path to End the Democrats’ Super-Majority in 2024
  4. WATCH: Gas Prices Will Hit Record High — CA Gas Tax is Highest in Nation!
  5. DeMaio Files Brief with Supreme Court Defending CA Taxpayer Protection Initiative
  6. Reform California Endorses Financial Literacy Ballot Initiative to Replace Woke Curriculum in California
  7. WATCH: Can a New Ballot Measure Fix CA’s Woke School Curriculum?
  8. Carl DeMaio Proposes “California Secure Borders” Initiative to Combat Illegal Immigration
  9. WATCH: Democrats Want to Penalize Crime Victims, but the ‘Make Crime Illegal Again’ Initiative Can Stop the Insanity

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Mad Maxine Thinks Trump Supporters Are Training for a Massive Attack on (Democrats)

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Mad Maxine Thinks Trump Supporters Are Training for a Massive Attack on (Democrats)

for Western Journal

California sure has a way of finding the worst possible candidates to represent them in Congress.

Many are the most extreme kind of leftists who saw Donald Trump’s presidency as the second coming of Adolf Hitler.

Like, Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters, who, in a recent interview on MSNBC, spouted an unhinged conspiracy theory about evil Trump supporters.

As seen in a clip shared to the social media platform X by RNC Research, Waters spoke to Jonathan Capehart on his show, “The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart.”

According to Mediaite, Waters’ unhinged rant was prompted by a question from Capehart regarding Trump’s recent Time interview.

In that interview, according to Capehart, Trump said, “He would not seek to overturn or ignore the Constitution’s prohibition on a third term.”

“Should the American people believe that? Do you believe that?” Capehart asked.

Waters answered, “No! Absolutely not. As I said, you can’t believe anything that Donald Trump has to say. Donald Trump will do any and everything that he can possibly get away with.”

Not a promising start, but, as seen in the video, it got worse.

Waters continued her fear-mongering, saying, “This is a man who we better be careful about. And I tell you what I’m going to do, I’m going to ask the Justice Department, and I’m going to ask the president, to tell us what they are going to do protect this country against violence if he loses.”

Considering the violence of the Black Lives Matter protests of 2020 and the violence of the protests currently raging on college campuses against Jewish students, perhaps Waters should be more concerned about violence coming from her own party.

Regardless, Waters pressed forward, apparently getting carried away by her imagination the more she allowed herself to spout this shameless, panic-inducing rhetoric.

She told Capehart, “I want to know about all of those right-wing organizations that he’s connected with, who are training up in the hills somewhere and targeting … what communities they are going to attack.”

Once upon a time, Waters’ delusions might have landed her in an asylum.

First off, training camps up in the hills? Where did she get that idea?

Second, in accusing the right of threatening violence if they didn’t get their way, Waters had absolutely no place to talk.

As The Daily Wire reminded their readers, Waters herself has been guilty of encouraging violence and harassment against members of the former president’s cabinet.

Back in 2018, Waters, spreading the false claim that Trump was inciting violence, said, “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up and if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.”

Finally, there was absolutely no proof for what Waters’ said, in any context.

Trump has always condemned violence against his political opponents.

Even with the whole Jan. 6 insurrection, no honest observer could truly say he incited violence or anything remotely resembling a coup.

Waters, ignoring her own history of encouraging harassment, was merely engaged in a baseless attempt to whip up voters against Trump.

That said, there was probably no amount of proof that could be presented to Waters that would make her change her mind.

Like the rest of the liberal establishment, she has decided that Trump and his supporters are a bunch of feral monsters.

Waters and her Democrat friends know they can’t convince voters to vote for Biden on his merits, so they must dissuade them from voting for Trump with lies and fear.

 

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Why is the state with the largest oil reserves have the highest gasoline prices?

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Why is the state with the largest oil reserves have the highest gasoline prices? First it’s the taxes. Second it’s the lack of drilling off shore where they have a goldmine of reserves. And of  course horizontal drilling (fracking ) is mostly non existent.

The national average for a gallon of gas waffled up and down over the past week before settling higher by two cents at $3.67.  The slight increase in pump prices happened despite a lull in domestic gasoline demand and falling oil prices.

“From a demand perspective, we have entered the pre-Memorial Day funk,” said Andrew Gross, AAA spokesperson. “And the cost of a barrel of oil is nearly $10 less than two weeks ago, as oil prices have fallen into the upper $70s. This may keep pump prices somewhat flat for the immediate future.”

According to new data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand rose slightly from 8.42 million b/d to 8.62 last week. Meanwhile, total domestic gasoline stocks increased by .4 million bbl to 227.1 million bbl.  Tepid demand, increasing supply, and falling oil prices could lower pump prices.

Today’s national average is $3.67, 14 cents more than a month ago and 8 cents more than a year ago. Below is California as of May 3rd. I paid $3.09 yesterday here in Ohio.

RegularMid-GradePremiumDiesel
Current Avg.$5.357$5.576$5.738$5.386
Yesterday Avg.$5.367$5.586$5.748$5.394
Week Ago Avg.$5.401$5.618$5.783$5.420
Month Ago Avg.$5.200$5.389$5.559$5.407
Year Ago Avg.$4.846$5.058$5.207$5.226

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Make a bad situation worse. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) issued a proclamation on Saturday declaring April as Arab American Heritage Month.

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Make a bad situation worse. Gavin Newsom (D-CA) issued a proclamation on Saturday declaring April as Arab American Heritage Month.

So you have Hamas supporters on California campuses disrupting classes and private events, threating Jews, and Newsom says let’s give them a special reward.

Newsom’s statement comes as anti-Israel protests and encampments have sprouted up on university and college campuses across the United States, calling for a ceasefire in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas, for the U.S. government to stop arming Israel, and for colleges to divest from Israeli companies.

“During Arab American Heritage Month, we honor the past, present and future of this community in our California story and rededicate ourselves to ensuring the safety and belonging of Arab Americans across our state,” Newsom said.

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California has increased battery capacity by 1,250% since 2019. Meaning that they still need fossil fuel for 20 plus years.

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California has increased battery capacity by 1,250% since 2019. Meaning that they still need fossil fuel for 20 plus years.

California has enough fossil fuel to power the whole country for who knows how long. But they continue to put their faith in wind and solar. Where are they today?

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday that while the state is continuing to add to its battery storage, it is not enough to avoid blackouts during heat waves, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Newsom said the state had battery storage systems with the capacity of 10,000 megawatts, 20% of the 52,000 megawatts California said is needed to meet climate goals, the Times reported. Newsom said California aims to have 100% clean energy by 2045.

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Not making this up. San Francisco gets a $1.7 million dollar toilet for $200,000.

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Not making this up. San Francisco gets a $1.7 million dollar toilet for $200,000. Where else but California.

A San Francisco restroom once estimated to cost $1.7 million is now up and running for the public after the city received criticism, jokes and a generous donation.

San Francisco Recreation and Parks opened the single public restroom in the Noe Valley neighborhood after receiving a donation that cut the city’s cost to under $200,000, Daniel Montes, the city agency’s communication manager, told USA TODAY in an email.

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What the MSM, Cohen, and Braggs forgot. Stormy Daniels and her frivolous lawsuit.

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What the MSM, Cohen, and Braggs forgot. Stormy Daniels and her frivolous lawsuit. Since the government is going back to incidents from 2005 (that have nothing to do with this case), it’s only fair to go back to 2022. The year Daniels was defeated big time in the 9th circuit.

Trump won almost $600,000 in legal fees in the phony defamation suits filed by Daniels. Cohen was the first lawyer defending Trump. The original fee was $300,000. More was added later.

Stormy Daniels has maintained that her case against Donald Trump was not solely about the alleged affair but rather about Trump’s defamation through his social media posts. Again the 9th ruled in Trumps favor.

 

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California here we come. Undocumented giving progressives their wish.

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California here we come. Undocumented giving progressives their wish. Let’s see how the loons handle this sudden turn from Texas to California by the undocumented.

Let’s see if shitholes like San Francisco and Sacramento (especially ghetto section east) welcome them with open arms. or will they cry that their isn’t enough freebies for all. I’m sure San Diego will send them northward.

Texas has seen a decrease, while a good majority of these illegal aliens are crossing in the San Diego sector. The statistics show about 1,500 illegal crossings 2 days in a row in just that sector!

 

 

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