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Mar 30 2024

San Francisco Floods Bay With Ocean of Sewage

Hard to imagine a story more illustrative of the consequences of putting liberals in charge than this one about the Mecca of Moonbattery pouring gargantuan amounts of sewage into San Francisco Bay:

San Francisco has long been at the forefront of all things progressive: it was one of the first locales to begin decriminalizing marijuana, which of course devolved into the druggie free-for-all it now is; home to pederasts like Harvey Milk, the LGBTQ++ community, no matter how obscene (Folsom Street Fair) is always celebrated; it’s home to social programs like GIFT, which isn’t just ordinary welfare, but a handout that can pay out as much as $21,600 per enrollee and is exclusively for “trans” people; and the city has an official “Poop Patrol” department to clean up all the human fecal matter plopped around the sidewalks thanks to the sizable vagrant population.

And predictably, all that progressivism only reaps total destruction, coming back to bite the city in the rear-end in grand fashion; a longstanding nonprofit committed to the environmental health of the bay filed a lawsuit against the city’s utility commission for 1.2 billion gallons per year of sewage and trash-filled runoff flowing into the San Francisco Bay.

The filth flowing out of San Franfreakshow is described to be rich in “fecal matter, plastics, syringes, and condoms,” as you might expect.

The same sanctimonious moonbats who run this seeping pustule of political correctness won’t let people have gas furnaces and water heaters, on the grounds that they are allegedly offensive to the environment.

Down the Left Coast, we see a similar phenomenon in Los Angeles, which has been flooding the country with comparable quantities of sewage via Tinseltown.

On a tip from R F. Hat tip: Selwyn Duke.

Mar 19 2024

Burglary Tourism

A positive aspect of lax Democrat border and bail policies has finally been uncovered. They have stimulated the tourism industry:

Cunning criminals from Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru target wealthy neighborhoods in places with relaxed criminal justice laws to conduct home burglaries – before returning home with the loot while out on bail.

The troubling trend of ‘lanzas internacionales’ – translated to ‘international thieves’ – dates back at least two years across America, while the problem has also reared its ugly head in the United Kingdom.

For example:

[A] 17-year-old Chilean national was caught in Arizona following a series of jewel heists across [Los Angeles. … T]he 17-year-old – who has not been identified because of their age – was initially arrested weeks earlier in the Los Angeles area with three other Chileans for robbing homes.

Down in Chile, authorities probably aren’t enlightened enough to let criminals run free, necessitating trips north.

[N]o cash or low bail law[s] allow the repeat offenders endless opportunities to continue to the brazen heists, even after being caught.

After entering the country, they reportedly carry out strings of break-ins and other crimes, bringing home up to hundreds of millions of dollars in stolen goods, the FBI estimates.

Too bad the FBI is too busy spying on traditional Catholics, terrorizing political opponents and prolife activists, and dispatching death squads to do much about it.

Democrats are no doubt brainstorming on ways to get burglary tourists to stick around long enough to vote.

On a tip from Ed McAninch.

Mar 06 2024

Zero Interest Zero Payment Home Loans for Illegal Aliens

Remember when Democrats crashed the economy in 2008 by leaning on banks to provide home loans based on race rather than ability to pay the mortgage via the Community Reinvestment Act? California is updating the policy, now that illegal aliens have superseded blacks:

Assemblymember Joaquin Arambula (D-Fresno) introduced Assembly Bill 1840 last month to expand the eligibility requirement for a state loan program to clarify that loans for first-time buyers are available to undocumented immigrants.

The California Dream for All Shared Appreciation Loans program that launched last March by the California Housing Finance Agency offered qualified first-time home buyers with a loan worth up to 20% of the purchase price of a house or condominium. The loans don’t accrue interest or require monthly payments.

The same rhetoric that caused the subprime mortgage crisis remains in vogue among liberals:

“Homeownership has historically been the primary means of accumulating generational wealth in the United States,” [Arambula] said. “The social and economic benefits of homeownership should be available to everyone.”

At everyone else’s expense.

Gasps Not the Bee:

Like, they’re already giving illegal immigrants “free” healthcare, and along with that, free “gender-affirming care,” and now they’re giving us this.

Illegal immigrants will be offered zero interest, zero monthly payment mortgages equal to 20% of the home or condo’s value. And they only have to pay off the loan when the house is sold or refinanced. And who knows if they’ll be gone to another sanctuary city by then!

California was part of America once. Ronald Reagan was the governor. Liberals fundamentally transformed the state through mass immigration. Now the Americans who still live there subsist as tax slaves to the preferred identity groups that keep leftists in power. The Biden Regime has been committing treason to apply the same strategy to the country as a whole.

On tips from Wiggins and Mr. Freemarket.

Feb 19 2024

Latest Liberal Scheme to Identify Guns for Confiscation

When the leftist ruling class has implemented its agenda, we will live like slaves, without property, without independent transportation, subsisting on insects, lacking fundamental rights like free speech. To ensure our compliance, controlling the media is not enough. They will have to disarm us. That will require them to know where the guns are, so they can be confiscated. Consequently, on Friday the California legislature introduced a bill to require homeowner insurance companies to collect this information on behalf of Big Government:

The Residential property insurance firearms bill AB-3067 is an addition to Section 2086 of the Insurance Code, and would require insurers to “update the contents of their applications for homeowners’ or renters’ insurance to include the questions regarding the presence, storage, and number of firearms by January 1, 2026.”

This is not about insurance:

It would then require an insurer to “annually report the information gathered from the questions regarding the presence, storage, and number of firearms to the Department of Insurance and the Legislature beginning on January 1, 2027.”

What flies in California will soon be imposed on the rest of us — possibly including even Gavin Newsom.

On a tip from Wiggins.

Feb 04 2024

California to Impose Equity on Electricity

Under absolute moonbattery, equity can be imposed on anything imaginable — even electricity:

California governor Gavin Newsom is standing by the state’s soon-to-be-implemented “equitable” policy to base electricity bills on income, rather than usage, even as public and political opposition to the idea builds in the Democratic coalition.

Mass immigration has successfully converted California to a single-party system. No Republican has been elected to statewide office since 2006. But even some other Democrats balk at Newsom’s radicalism:

Newsom’s commitment to California’s income-based electricity billing plan followed a press conference by a group of Democratic lawmakers who want to reverse the policy, after they voted in its favor as part of a 2022 budget bill. Citing public outcry, they condemned the plan as another price hike for Californians’ astronomical energy bills that would punish conservation-minded households while also subjecting everyone to invasive income checks. …

This emerging rift over a policy that’s been praised by supporters as an “equitable” boost for the state’s transition to zero-emission electricity is a rare hiccup in the Democratic supermajority’s typically lockstep approach to energy mandates.

There will be no transition to zero-emission electricity. Wasteful government-subsidized boondoggles like wind turbines will never meet more than a small fraction of demand, especially after California outlaws real cars in favor of glorified golf carts. The transition will be to no electricity — except for the privileged few.

Electricity rates have risen nearly 70 percent since 2010, when the state started to break from fossil fuels, and California households pay nearly 83 percent more than the average for homes elsewhere in the United States.

Despite a few getting cold feet, Democrats needn’t worry. They will remain in control until they have ridden the erstwhile Golden State into total collapse, thanks to the demographic leverage they have achieved through open borders. Currently they are at work doing the same thing to Texas.

On tips from R F and WDS 2.0.

Jan 27 2024

Marijuana as Justification for Murder

We saw what happened when the moonbats running California effectively legalized shoplifting. Let’s see how it works out now that they are doing the same with murder:

The California woman who was convicted of killing her boyfriend by stabbing him 108 times during a “cannabis-induced psychosis” received a slap on the wrist Tuesday.

Unlike cigarettes, smoking marijuana is approved by liberal authorities. Recreational possession, use, and cultivation is legal in California, in defiance of federal law.

Bryn Spejcher, 33, was sentenced to two years’ probation and was ordered to perform 100 hours of community service after being found guilty of killing her new boyfriend, Chad O’Melia, according to the Ventura County Star.

Murder is okay when you are high on recreational drugs:

Ventura County Superior Court Judge David Worley ruled that Spejcher “had no control over her actions” when she entered into a psychotic episode and stabbed O’Melia, 26, repeatedly in his Thousand Oaks apartment on May 28, 2018.

Experts for the prosecution and defense both found that the marijuana bong hit given to Spejcher threw the woman into the deadly psychotic episode.

Spejcher also stabbed her dog, but don’t expect PETA to get worked up about it. The issue is never the issue; the issue is always moonbattery. What could be moonbattier than encouraging people to smoke marijuana and then giving pot smokers a license to kill?

On tips from Wiggins and Ed McAninch.

Jan 08 2024

Free Sex Change Surgery for Illegal Aliens

To the long list of inducements Democrats offer welfare colonists to invade the USA and displace its citizens we can add free sex change surgery.

California has massively expanded the free healthcare it provides illegal aliens, despite a $68 billion deficit. Among the beneficiaries of this coercive largesse will be the sexually insane:

The Golden State is expanding its massive health care system this year, which means more taxpayer dollars will fund sex change surgeries for state residents, regardless of their citizenship status. …

California’s Medi-Cal covers costs for hormone therapy and procedures “that bring primary and secondary gender characteristics into conformity with the individual’s identified gender, including ancillary services, such as hair removal, incident to those services.”

If only all of these procedures were as harmless as hair removal.

Nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants between the ages of 26 and 49 qualify, as of Jan. 1, for these federal health care services, which will cost California taxpayers an estimated $3.1 billion. For those living in California illegally within this age range, it translates to approximately $4,058 per year in medical coverage subsidies funded by the state’s general fund.

The numbers will continue to rocket upward so long as Democrats are in position to keep the border open.

A recent report from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) shows a significant rise in the number of undocumented immigrants not held in detention. It went up from 3.7 million in 2021 to almost 4.8 million in 2022 and nearly 6.2 million in 2023. These are illegal migrants with final orders to leave or who are in the process of being removed but aren’t held in ICE custody.

This is only a small percentage of the actual number of illegal aliens. They have been given good reason to flood in from every corner of the Third World:

“In California, we believe everyone deserves access to quality, affordable health care coverage — regardless of income or immigration status,” Gov. Newsom’s office reportedly said in a statement.

When Democrats bark about healthcare, they largely mean abortion and sex change procedures. By “affordable,” they mean someone else pays for it — namely you.

You can see why Gavin Newsom is positioning himself to replace the conspicuously senile Joe Biden. As POTUS, he could just print the money and pay for this waste through inflation, rather than keep jacking up already exorbitant state taxes and waiting for an eventual federal bailout.

On tips from Mr. Freemarket, ABC of the ANC, and MrRightWingDave.

Jan 04 2024

California Schools Push Puberty Blockers

How warped would someone have to be to encourage children to embrace sexual psychosis and lobby their parents for pharmaceutical agents intended to prevent their normal development, setting them on track for lives ruined by teratism and severe psychiatric issues? Warped enough to be running California public schools:

Hayward Unified School District (HUSD), which is located in California’s Bay Area and serves over 19,000 students from preschool to high school, is directing students to watch films that promote transgenderism and highlight how treatments such as puberty blockers work.

One of the documents created by the district gives a guide to “LGBTQ Inclusive Films,” including one for those in 5th grade and up that aims to showcase “the diversity of experiences of gender” and centers around a 12-year-old girl who is “not sure if she wants to be a girl, a boy, or something in-between when she grows up.”

To suggest that she has a choice in the matter is equivalent to encouraging her to debate whether she wants to be a human or an aardvark — then egging her on to eat ants.

“To give her more time to decide, her doctor has put her on a medication that will suppress the hormones that are causing her body to change before she’s ready,” a synopsis of the film reads.

Ready or not, nothing anyone does will prevent her body from aging, as surely as nothing will make her into anything other than a girl. Depraved fiends who make Drs Mengele and Moreau look almost wholesome by comparison can prevent her from developing normally though.

In addition to children’s innocence and futures, HUSD attacks the family as part of the broader liberal indoctrination campaign:

The district’s “safe and inclusive” books program for elementary school students focuses on stories that “include a range of themes including different family structures like two moms or two dads” and “gender identity.”

Like heteronormativity, whiteness is frowned up:

A four-page document on “Inclusive, Anti-Biased, Anti-Racist, LGBTQIA+ Titles & Vendors” for K-12 students states that the district strives to be “actively anti-racist” by spending money at “BIPOC-owned, women-owned and LGBTQIA+-owned businesses.”

The document directs readers to LGBT book lists aimed at young children, ranging from “Rainbow Reads: LGBTQ+ Picture Books” to “Fantastic Bi- and Lesbian books by Black authors.”

No functioning society would tolerate sickos who push sexual depravity on children. But liberalism has rendered American society dysfunctional, so all bets are off.

What we tolerate, we will get ever more of. This means more groomers preying on children and more anti-white race hate:

HUSD pledged a whopping $40 million in 2021 to develop and implement an ethnic studies curriculum, and more recently agreed to spend over $90,000 on a “Liberated Ethnic Studies Curriculum” with an organization that openly embraces Critical Race Theory and hopes to develop students’ “critical consciousness” through “anti racist and decolonial pedagogy.”

The clear objective is to desecrate and destroy American civilization. We might as well let our ChiCom adversaries “educate” the next generation — as if they weren’t already doing that through TikTok.

On a tip from Barry A.

Jan 01 2024

California Expands Medical Insurance for Illegal Aliens

Illegal aliens have suffered oppression, because to obtain extravagantly expensive medical care at our expense, they have had to sit around clogging up the emergency room — until now:

Undocumented adults [i.e., illegal aliens] between the ages of 26 and 49 in California will qualify for health insurance under the state’s Medi-Cal program beginning Monday, provided they meet eligibility requirements for the program, which is designed to insure low income residents.

If you thought the first eligibility requirement for this taxpayer-funded benefit would be being in the country legally, think again.

This move expands the state’s health insurance coverage to include all undocumented immigrants—the state previously only covered undocumented children, those between 19 and 25 and those 50 years and older.

This expansion—which was approved in legislation in May—will make around an additional 700,000 undocumented residents eligible for health insurance, according to California State Sen. María Elena Durazo.

Note that this is a rosy estimate from a Democrat. Actual numbers will be higher and climb rapidly.

The same is true for the cost. Open your wallets, American citizens. Someone has to pay for this:

The California Health and Human Services Agency will provide $835.6 million in funding between 2023 and 2024, and $2.6 billion annually to expand Medi-Cal to residents regardless of immigration status.

Where California will get the money is unclear. Productive citizens are escaping Democrat rule for places like Texas and Florida. The erstwhile Golden State already has a $68 billion deficit.

Before long, a federal bailout will be required. For a longer term solution, we can put Gavin Newsom in charge of the whole country. Then he can provide free healthcare for all non-Americans everywhere, and pay for it through inflation by printing more money.

Participation in the program won’t hurt a person’s immigration status because the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services doesn’t consider receipt of health, food or housing benefits a part of the public charge determination, the release says.

You read that correctly.

Democrats are deliberately importing massive numbers of illegal aliens who will vote for a living while sponging off the welfare state. We have already seen that illegal aliens make heavier use of welfare than people who are in the country legally.

Within the lives of many of us, California produced Governor Ronald Reagan. Now look at it. This horrific transformation was accomplished by encouraging mass immigration, much of it illegal. So naturally Democrats are throwing their successful strategy into overdrive.

On tips from Bluto and Ed McAninch.

Dec 28 2023

Minimum Wage Madness and Elementary Economics

Here’s a suitable question to introduce 5th graders to economics. Authoritarians coercively jack up wages in the fast food industry; what happens to jobs? Those who can’t answer correctly are not ready for the 6th grade — much less to run the government:

In September, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed into law a bill forcing national fast-food chains that operate in California to pay their employees a minimum of $20 per hour, effective April 1, 2024. That’s a significant increase from the state-mandated minimum wage of $16 per hour, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2024.

To liberals, California is a model to emulate:

Labor groups and Democrats praised the law and claimed it will protect fast-food workers.

The predictable consequences are already unfolding. Pizza Hut is laying off over 1,200 delivery drivers.

Now, customers who want delivery from the impacted restaurants will be forced to use third-party apps — like DoorDash, GrubHub, and Uber Eats — to order their Pizza Hut delivery.

Until Big Government comes after them too. Before long, food delivery will be effectively illegal in California. If you want a pizza, you will have to drive to the store. If you want a job delivering pizza, you will have to escape to a state not run by moonbats.

There are two main effects of raising the minimum wage. It stokes the inflationary wage–price spiral Democrats have thrown into overdrive with grotesquely excessive wasteful spending. McDonald’s and Chipotle are responding to the law by raising prices. It also drives up unemployment. This is not a bug but a feature. Those reliant on government handouts to survive are less likely to vote Republican.

On a tip from Mr. Freemarket.

Dec 19 2023

Potheads Become Protected Group in California

In California, all the animals are equal, just like in Animal Farm. But stoners are more equal than you:

California employees will soon officially have protections from discrimination based on their use of cannabis or marijuana while off the clock and away from the workplace.

“Protections from discrimination” equate to a place of privilege in the progressive caste system. If a California employer has to lay someone off, it had better not be someone who has made himself dopey with marijuana; there might be a lawsuit. As always with Cultural Marxism a.k.a. liberalism, normal people pay the price so that the allegedly oppressed can bask in entitlement.

The new protections come from an amendment to California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act (AB 2188) which was approved by Governor Gavin Newsom on Sept. 18, 2022, and goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2024. The bill makes it unlawful for an employer to not hire, penalize, or terminate a person based on their use of cannabis products outside of work.

California jobseekers are advised to stress their drug use during interviews, so that employers know there could be consequences for not hiring them.

Employees in “the building and construction trades” and applicants or employees for federal jobs who require clearance from the U.S. Department of Defense may still be denied employment or face disciplinary action for cannabis usage outside of work.

It is important for people in these jobs not to have lobotomized themselves with recreational drugs. Zombies will do for any other occupation.

Remarks Daniel Greenfield,

What are the odds that pedophiles will be a protected class in California by 2025? Let me put it this way, I wouldn’t bet against it.

Neither would I, considering pedophiles are already slated to receive protected status in Minnesota and Connecticut.

Social engineers have a purpose in expanding the groups that qualify as oppressed by discrimination: to shrink the number of normal people into a minority too tiny to challenge Democrat rule.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.

Dec 16 2023

Let Them Drink Sewage

Despite the arid climate, a fair amount of rain falls in California. Almost all of it flows out to sea, wasted. It could be captured in reservoirs, so that people could drink it. Unfortunately, the moonbats in charge bark that this inconveniences minnows.

No worries; progressives always have solutions for the problems they cause. Californians can just drink sewage:

The California State Water Resources Control Board is tentatively planning a vote next week to approve a landmark water regulation that would turn sewage into drinking water across California.

Here’s why Californians might have to drink sewage:

The project is an effort to tackle climate change and the problem of water droughts.

There have always been droughts in California. That’s why they used to build reservoirs. As for climate change, that is an issue only in the imagination of moonbats.

Given California’s long coastline, large-scale desalinization would be an option — except that would be offensive to plankton, according to the California Coastal Commission.

It’s okay. Other countries drink recycled sewage. Namibia, for example, and if it’s good enough for Namibia…

However, this year, it was reported that Namibia is facing a water contamination crisis and the water is “not fit for human consumption.” Many communities in the country fear outbreaks of waterborne diseases.

Expecting people to drink sewage is especially emblematic of the state’s liberal rule when you consider that California is the seat of the entertainment industry.

On a tip from Franco.

Dec 09 2023

California Mandates Gender-Neutral Toy Departments

Under total domination by moonbats, California has achieved previously unimagined extremes of totalitarianism. No corner of existence is trivial enough to leave to individual choice; every aspect of society must be dictated by the leftist bullies comprising Big Government.

The transsexualization of children is Democrat policy. This social engineering objective is advanced so ubiquitously that stores cannot even arrange toy sections without kowtowing to the agenda:

Stores in California will be required to have a gender-neutral section for children “regardless of whether they have been traditionally marketed for either girls or for boys”.

Despite its cities devolving into chaos and decay, California evidently has no greater problems than stores that defy liberal ideology by displaying toys according to whether they mainly appeal to boys or girls.

It comes after California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation in 2021, with it coming into place on January 1, 2024.

The repellently slick Newsom will likely soon be in a position to do to the whole country what he has been doing to the erstwhile Golden State.

Stores that do not comply will be fined $250 for a first violation. Repeat offenders will face a civil penalty of $500.

It is doubtful the money confiscated will be sufficient to plug the $68 million budget shortfall resulting from lower tax revenues, resulting in turn from excessive taxation and regulation driving businesses out of business or out of the state.

Californian Democratic Congressman Evan Low said: “We need to stop stigmatising what’s acceptable for certain genders and just let kids be kids.”

Democrats like Low “let kids be kids” by using them as political pawns to impose LGBT ideology.

Squeaks the aptly named Low:

“My hope is this bill encourages more businesses across California and the US to avoid reinforcing harmful and outdated stereotypes.”

Acknowledging that boys and girls have different tastes, interests, and proclivities is thoughtcrime. Punishment will escalate so long as anyone can be found committing it.


On tips from Franco, Chris Neilson, Varla, and Ed McAninch. Graphic compliments of Chuck A.

Nov 18 2023

Vince Ricci Deprived of 2A Rights After Defending Family

If you don’t understand why you need to exercise your fundamental right to bear arms, ask Vince Ricci. He could also explain to you why, under Democrat rule, your government is not your friend:

A Los Angeles father who pulled a gun on masked intruders when they tried to break into his luxury home has revealed he has been stripped of his firearm permit.

It is easier to lose a concealed carry permit in California than it is to obtain one.

‘After successfully defending my home and my family and my five-month-old child, California has now decided to suspend my Second Amendment [rights],’ Ricci said.

The November 4 incident was captured on video, so we can see for ourselves how to go about losing constitutional rights in the land of Gavin Newsom:

The sheriff’s office told Ricci the permit was pulled because he yelled at officers over sloppy police work.

He had reason to be armed:

His home was broken into in June and his car was broken into the month before that.

A night prior to the shootout, Ricci revealed a group of criminals driving a Dodge Charger with no license plates had been allegedly targeting other homes in his neighborhood.

Leftist social engineers have utilized the welfare state, lax enforcement, wrist slap punishments, defunding of the police, and Critical Race Theory/Black Lives Matter ideology to grow a vast army of violent criminal scumbags, which they have weaponized against the decent law-abiding Americans they aim to eradicate. It would be naive to expect Democrat authorities not to side with this army.

On a tip from Chris Neilson.


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