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Jul 12 2023

California to Introduce Race-Based Sentencing

Our racially tiered justice system is becoming official. In California, white convicts will soon be sentenced to longer prison terms than blacks, entirely due to the racial favoritism of our moonbat rulers:

A Democrat-backed bill making its way through the California Legislature would require judges in the state to consider a convicted criminal’s race when determining how long to sentence them to prison.

Assembly Member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, the Democratic chair of the California Assembly’s Public Safety Committee, quietly introduced Bill 852 in February.

Despite equality before the law being a bedrock principle of American civilization, the outrageous legislation passed. The left-wing senate can be expected to move it along to the left-wing governor to sign it into law.

The bill would add a section to the Penal Code of California requiring courts, whenever they have the authority to determine a prison sentence, to “rectify” alleged racial bias in the criminal justice system by taking into account how historically persecuted minorities are affected differently than others.

In other words, less time for blacks, more time for whites, because liberals worship blacks and despise whites. There may have been similar laws for Aryans and Jews under the Third Reich.

What would have been called Apartheid in South Africa is known as “racial justice” in the USA, precisely because it is anything but just. To every injury liberals inflict on us, they feel compelled to add insult with a lie.

Criminals of Color have a friend in Reggie Jones-Sawyer.

On a tip from Franco.

Jun 27 2023

Open Thread

BILLBOARD-NEWSOM

Compliments of Chuck A.

Jun 12 2023

California Making It Illegal Not to Help Transsexualize Kids

Where depravity meets tyranny, there you will find the liberals who rule California.

A recently amended California bill would add “affirming” the sexual transition of a child to the state’s standard for parental responsibility and child welfare—making any parent who doesn’t affirm transgenderism for their child guilty of abuse under California state law.

California’s latest outrage against freedom and sanity is entitled AB957.

Assembly Member Lori Wilson, D-Suisun City, wrote the bill and introduced it on Feb. 14. State Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, co-sponsored it.

A tweet from State Senator Wiener clarifies the caliber of people who are imposing these laws. Wiener is the one who forgot to dress for the occasion:

To transsexualize a child is abuse. It causes lasting psychological damage even in the absence of the permanent physical damage often inflicted in the form of chemically castrating hormone treatments and even sex change surgery. It sets kids on the fast track to a ruined life.

State Senator Wilson is transsexualizing her own child, presumably for political purposes.

In the inverted world of our degenerate ruling class, not to abuse your child is to abuse your child.

AB 957 post-amendment “would include a parent’s affirmation of the child’s gender identity as part of the health, safety, and welfare of the child,” altering the definition and application of the entire California Family Code.

California courts would be given complete authority under Section 3011 of California’s Family Code to remove a child from his or her parents’ home if parents disapprove of LGBTQ+ ideology.

“We’re coming for your children,” taunted the militant gays. They weren’t kidding.

Careful whose toes you step on:

California’s courts would now be able to accept reports of gender “abuse” from progressive activist organizations…

The tyranny applies not only to parents:

By changing the definition of what constitutes the “health, safety, and welfare of [a] child,” schools, churches, hospitals, and other organizations interacting with children would be required to affirm “gender transitions” in minors by default—or risk charges of child abuse.

California is no longer a safe place to raise children or even for a child to set foot.

Incredibly, the bill provides no definition whatsoever of what would qualify as “nonaffirming” to a child’s gender.

The vaguer the law, the more flexibility liberals have when wielding it.

On tips from Franco, Blackjack, Ed McAninch, Bluto, and ABC of the ANC.

Jun 08 2023

California Moves to Further Encourage Shoplifting

When the leftists running California effectively legalized shoplifting, the inevitable result was such a looting spree that major retailers like Walgreens and Nordstrom have been shutting down operations. Now the state’s Democrat rulers have corrected their course. They realized that even if the police allow shoplifting, sometimes store employees step in to prevent it. No problem created by liberals is so awful that they cannot make it worse through more legislation:

The State Senate passed a new bill this week that supporters say would help keep employees safer from workplace violence. One aspect of the bill would prohibit companies from forcing their employees to confront shoplifters and require more training for workers.

State Sen. Dave Cortese says Senate Bill 553 is another step in the fight against workplace violence.

Liberals define violence they don’t like as speech and speech they don’t like as violence. By “workplace violence,” Cortese (a Democrat, of course) could be referring to employees asking looters to refrain from stealing the merchandise.

Unsurprisingly, the California Retailers Association does not support this latest facilitation of crime by Democrats. CRA president and CEO Rachel Michelin observes that “it will open the doors even wider for people to come in and steal from our stores.”

Even the establishment media is starting to figure out that the liberal rule it installed is not sustainable:

Government has few legitimate purposes. Among them is the defense of property rights. Unfortunately, we don’t have a government; its place has been taken by a mob of looters who have no more respect for property rights than the shoplifters emptying the shelves at Home Depot.

On tips from Brian Brandt, Eddie_Valiant, and Chris Neilson.

Jun 03 2023

Pushback Against Corruption of Children Is Still Possible

A teacher at El Dorado High School in Placentia, California demonstrates what kids are learning in public schools nowadays by promoting the perverted pleasures of gay sex and telling the children where to buy sex toys (at Target, naturally):

I was going to post the YouTube version of this video, but it turns out to be age restricted, appropriately enough.

Note that the kids aren’t snickering or gasping in astonishment like they would have at any point in history up until the past couple of years. They seem bored, as if they have heard it all many times before, probably starting in kindergarten.

However, because this video happened to go viral, this time there was pushback:

A teacher at a California high school was placed on administrative leave following a video surfacing of her instructing students about where to find sex toys.

“The individual involved has been placed on administrative leave pending a thorough investigation,” Alyssa Griffiths, the director of communications for the Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District…

She will be back on the job as soon as attention moves on. There are thousands of other teachers giving the same lesson. But at least the educrats who put them up to it still have to pretend to disapprove. Once the pushback stops, the rising tide of depravity and degeneracy will submerse us completely.

On tips from Anonymois and Steve T.

May 30 2023

State Farm Gives Up on California

Depravity is not merely a characteristic of moonbattery but its fundamental principle. This produces bizarre paradoxes. For example, Big Business is belligerently woke, as companies like Anheuser-Busch and Target poke us in the eye to remind us. Yet to the extent wokeness prevails, it is not possible to do business.

Moonbattery-addled California is a case in point. Retailers like Walgreens and Nordstrom have been withdrawing because they cannot maintain stores where looting is effectively legal in accordance with liberal ideology. Nor can insurers do business:

State Farm, the nation’s largest property insurer by volume, is pulling out of California. They will not be selling property insurance in the state anymore for a lot of obvious reasons including rising costs that are outpacing inflation, rampant crime, surging homelessness, the illegal alien invasion, and overall horrible policies from the Democrat-run government.

As we have come to expect, the liberal establishment media blames climate change:

One of the largest insurance agencies in the country will no longer accept applications for home and business insurance in California due to wildfire risks and the cost of rebuilding. …

A decadeslong megadrought and climate change have been exacerbating wildfire risk in California in recent years. Severe drought during the winter is leading to matchbox conditions in the dry season, allowing intense wildfires to ignite with the slightest spark.

California has always been prone to droughts and wildfires. It has not always been rendered dysfunctional by liberal rule, a conspicuous feature of which is the property damage that characterizes anarchotyranny. But the more plausible explanation for State Farm’s inability to operate there does not support its narrative, so the media leaves us to figure things out for ourselves.

On tips from Chris Neilson and Lyle.

May 10 2023

California Stasi Hotline

Like East Germany, except nauseatingly liberal — that’s California under the rule of leftists like Gavin Newsom, who proudly announces a Stasi hotline for turning in thought criminals:

Last Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the California Civil Rights Department announced the launch of CA vs Hate. Through the hotline, Californians will be able to snitch on their neighbors for committing “hate acts,” which the service explicitly states do not always include violence.

Violent crime is disproportionately committed by an identity group designated as “oppressed.” How could an oppressed person commit a hate crime? From the moonbat viewpoint, it would not compute.

“A hate incident is a hostile expression or action that may be motivated by bias against another person’s actual or perceived identity,” the website states.

The list of protected identities goes on long enough to lull you to sleep. Authorities wake up with a start when the alleged victims are blacks, sexual deviants, or illegal aliens.

Acts of hate include “derogatory name calling.” Not even the Stasi would terrorize people over that.

The new hotline, Newsom explained, is “an unequivocal message that hate will not be tolerated” in California.

Define “hate” as “defiance of moonbattery” and these could be the first true words Newsom has spoken in public.

Reports made to the hotline “will not be shared with law enforcement,” unless the person making a report requests it. The hotline, however, will share information with law enforcement “if needed.”

Meanwhile, actual crime is so rampant in California that it is becoming impossible to do business there. Even child rapists are released after minimal jail time.

The term for the California system of government is “anarchotyranny.”

As with the global warming hoax, Democrats are snuffing out liberty to fix a problem that does not exist in any significant sense. As Michael Shellenberger notes,

“California’s total number of hate crime complaints is trivial. There were just 285 hate crime complaints in California, a state with 39 million people, in 2021. There was an order of magnitude more homicides in California, 2,361, in 2021.”

They say one in 100 East Germans was an informant for the communist secret police. California could top that by paying a bounty on thought criminals. But the kooks in charge appear likely to spend themselves into insolvency paying people to be black instead.

On tips from R F and MrRightWingDave.

Apr 24 2023

Compare School Reading Lists of California and Florida

As liberals become ever more radicalized, America is splitting apart into two separate societies — one of which has no culture because it is at war with our heritage and has nothing to replace it with but moonbattery. Compare and contrast education in the California of Gavin Newsom and the Florida of Ron DeSantis:

Review the California Department of Education Recommended Literature List to confirm that liberals are indoctrinating kids with left-wing garbage rather than educating them. Then compare it to the classics of world literature listed at Florida’s B.E.S.T.* Standards English Language Arts.

*Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking.

Florida has kids reading Shakespeare in the 7th grade. Blue state liberals have children investigating the world of sexual perversion from kindergarten.

In light of the comparison, no sane parent would rather have their child educated in California than Florida.

If Western Civilization survives despite the woke generation, it will be because of the sort of people who run Florida, and despite the sort of people running California.

Which way will America go? That’s up to voters — Republican primary voters in particular.

On a tip from Angel.

Apr 18 2023

California Applies Marxism to Power Bills

Leftists’ insane commitment to inefficient means of generating energy will inevitably raise the price of electricity above people’s capacity to pay. No worries; they have a solution. Coincidentally, it is the same solution liberals have for all the problems they create — namely, socialism.

From California, which despite its abundance of natural resources has the highest electricity rates in the country thanks to moonbat rule:

Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric filed a proposal on Thursday that would install a fixed-rate electric bill system for those under the three largest power companies in the state…

Currently, utility bills are based on electricity and gas consumption. The utility companies are now proposing income-based utility billing so that higher-income earners pay for more than they use, subsidizing the rates for lower income customers.

From each according to his ability, to each according to his need. Marxism went so well under Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and the Castros, no doubt even Gavin Newsom can make it work.

Like most evil idiocy, the idea comes out of academia:

A 2021 report from the University of California at Berkeley recommends that the state link California’s highest-in-the-nation electricity bills to customer incomes – ie. your ability to pay.

Moonbattery hatched in California unfortunately does not stay in California.

Imagine the kooks at Berserkeley taking charge of whether the lights come on when you flip the switch. Then consider that anti-energy climate zealot Jennifer Granholm used to be a Berkeley professor. Now she is Secretary of Energy.

On a tip from R F.

Apr 10 2023

Missing Persons Alert for Black Women and Children Only

As on Orwell’s animal farm, everyone is equal under moonbat rule, but some are more equal than others. Blacks are so equal that a California bill proposes an Ebony Alert system to report missing black women and children so they can be given priority over less favored identity groups:

In a release on the race-based crime bill, state senator Steven Bradford said that the bill would “address the often ignored or lack of attention given to Black children and young Black women that are missing in California.”

You know, like the White House needed to promote a Transgender Day of Visibility 4 days after the Covenant School Massacre because of the lack of visibility given to transsexuals.

The media will be encouraged to prioritize Ebony Alerts, missing women and children of other racial groups being less newsworthy.

Despite all the favoritism, blacks are systematically oppressed, according to the same people who tell us that men can be women. That is the justification for California preparing to give blacks $800 BILLION of other people’s money.

It pays to be extra equal, or as liberals put it, oppressed.

Bradford distributes privilege to his fellow oppressed persons.

On tips from Wiggins and R F.

Mar 31 2023

California Reparations Estimated to Cost $800 Billion

California has remained at the cutting edge of moonbattery by proclaiming that blacks should be handed massive cash payouts in honor of their position of privilege high in the cultural Marxist caste system. Estimated bill: $800 billion.

The $800 billion is more than 2.5 times California’s $300 billion annual budget and does not include a recommended $1 million per older Black resident for health disparities that have shortened their average life span. Nor does the figure count compensating people for property unjustly taken by the government or devaluing Black businesses, two other harms the task force says the state perpetuated.

To judge by liberal rhetoric, the main harm is slavery. But slavery was never legal in California. Nor was it legal anywhere in the USA during the lifetime of anyone alive today.

Handing out massive quantities of other people’s money is not the full extent of the nuttiness California kooks have planned in the name of racial preference:

Other proposals include paying incarcerated inmates market value for their labor, establishing free wellness centers and planting more trees in Black communities, banning cash bail, and adopting a K-12 Black studies curriculum.

Note that liberals conflate blacks with criminals.

The $800 billion estimate in California includes $246 billion to compensate eligible Black Californians whose neighborhoods were subjected to aggressive policing and prosecution in the “war on drugs” from 1970 to 2020.

Blacks are to be showered with money to compensate them for having been provided police protection.

To be a liberal is never to ask, “But how are we going to pay for this?” Someone else always pays.

California doesn’t have the cash to finance this looting spree. But lunacy hatched in California is eventually imposed at the federal level. The federal government doesn’t have the cash either. But it can print it.

If you think inflation is bad now, wait until Democrats have won another round of elections. We will be burning piles of hundred-dollar bills to keep warm.

On a tip from Chuck A.

Mar 05 2023

Snowless California

In an attempt to gin up global warming hysteria, liberals have been shrieking for years that soon there will be no snow in California because carbon emissions. Meanwhile, snowpack in California has been setting all-time record highs.

Ellen DeGenerate has tried to spin all the precipitation in California as proof that primitive weather gods are angry with us for not kneeling at the altar of the global warming hoax. Leftist propaganda outlets like CNN and the US Government don’t even try to spin it; they just pretend it isn’t happening. There is still a drought in California, buried along with people’s houses beneath the white drifts.

Tony Heller dumps a shovel load of snow atop the dead credibility of the liberal establishment:

As soon as the snow melts California will be back in a drought emergency, thanks to moonbat rule, which in the name of minnows prevents the state from constructing sufficient reservoirs to store the water before it trickles wasted out into the ocean. We will be told that the endless drought is caused by our failure to drive electric cars.

On a tip from Lyle.

Feb 22 2023

San Francisco Backs Down From Ban on Unwoke States

The maxim “Get woke, go broke” applies beyond corporations that put politically correct posturing ahead of the bottom line. It can apply to whole cities, like the moonbat Mecca, San Francisco, which may have to repeal its ban on doing business with states that do not sufficiently comply with leftist ideology:

The ordinance was passed in 2016. Chapter 12X was voted into existence in the wake of the Obergefell v. Hodges decision and it took aim at states that passed so-called anti-LGBTQ legislation. The boycott was amended twice in 2019 and 2021 to add additional states which passed restrictive abortion and voting rights legislation.

Allegedly restrictive voting rights legislation refers to attempts to prevent the election fraud Democrats rely on to win close elections.

Instead of forcing the rest of the country to become San Francisco, the ordinance blew up in moonbat bureaucrats’ slack-jawed faces.

City Administrator Carmen Chu’s office issued a report on February 10 that contended the law was costly and ineffective. …

“Since 12X became operative, the number of banned states has grown from 8 states in 2017 to 30 in 2022. This increase suggests that the city’s threat of boycott may not serve as a compelling deterrent to states considering restrictive policies,” the report stated.

Sometimes reality penetrates the insulation of solipsistic arrogance that allows left-wing kooks to believe the rest of the world will comply with their demands.

The report also found that the ban has caused San Francisco’s contracting costs to jump by approximately 10-20%.

The ban accomplishes nothing except to showcase the intolerant bullying that characterizes liberals and to drive up costs for taxpayers.

Supervisor Rafael Mandelman also told the San Francisco Chronicle that he will introduce legislation to repeal the ordinance entirely.

Maybe California won’t be able to impose itself on the rest of the country after all.

On tips from Franco, Georgi A, and Bluto.

Feb 17 2023

Los Angeles Replaces Law Enforcement With Yoga

The future of law enforcement under liberal rule unfolds in Los Angeles:

[C]ity officials announced a new public safety initiative which implements yoga, meditation and healing circles to communities as an alternative form of unarmed policing. The initiative’s launch cost the city of Los Angeles $2.2 million in city funding.

No worries, taxpayers. In the end there will be a net savings, because in liberal utopia you won’t have to pay for police or prisons.

At a briefing on Monday, Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez, who chairs the City Council’s public safety committee, announced the Project TURN initiative-which stands for Therapeutic Unarmed Response for Neighborhoods.

The only response to watching the Land of Fruits and Nuts plunge off a cliff into an abyss of self-parody is to move at top speed in the opposite direction.

Project TURN hopes that therapy, yoga, meditation, and healing circle will reduce the need for officers to engage in neighborhoods in Los Angeles.

If California takes over the federal government via Gavin Newsom or Kamala “Heartbeat Away” Harris, we will learn how well these techniques work at staving off the communist Chinese.

In other news from La-La Land,

Throughout 2022, the Los Angeles Police Department reported 229,584 crimes, an 11.6% increase over the previous year.

Los Angeles could get that number down to zero. All it has to do is cut to the chase and move beyond defunding the police. Disband the department altogether, as the city council promised to do in Minneapolis at the height of Black Lives Matter violence, and it won’t report any crime at all.

On tips from ABC of the ANC and KirklesWorth.

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