California is currently suffering through yet another fire season. Two people were killed and over 90 structures were damaged as wildfires flared up in Southern California last week.
These fires are largely brought on by a combination of the hot, dry Santa Ana winds coupled with a lack of proper forest management. Environmentalists for the most part oppose many of the techniques that would preserve lives and homes. Heaven forbid a small, possibly endangered sparrow or worm is killed while removing dense underbrush.
California’s government officials have largely capitulated to the environmentalists. Easier to go along and get along rather than do their jobs.
Thank God Gov. Gavin Newsom outlawed “lunch shaming” in schools, though.
School “lunch shaming” is now against the law in California, according to a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday.
In a press release Saturday, the Democrat governor stated, “Creating a ‘California for All’ means ensuring schools are inclusive, accepting, and welcoming of all kids. These bills help move us closer to that goal.”
California’s utility company, PG&E, recently instituted mandatory black outs in some areas of the state. The black outs lasted three days, caused mass panic and civil unrest, and killed a man after his oxygen machine lost power. The black outs were reportedly necessary to reduce the severe fire threat to the state.
Luckily, Gavin Newsom has outlawed animals in circus performances in California.
1. Some News: Gov @GavinNewsom (my former boss) is signing a package of bills to fight animal cruelty
AB 44 – Which makes CA the first state to ban the sale/manufacture of new fur products
SB 313 – bans the use of elephants, bears & other wild animals in circuses
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 12, 2019
California’s cities are in even worse shape than their forests. Homeless camps filled with mentally ill drug addicts line the streets of once-prosperous cities such as Los Angeles and San Francisco. These addicts harass citizens, discard used needles on the sidewalks, and defecate wherever they want with little to no push back from city authorities.
Fed up residents on one street in San Francisco spent their own money to line the street with massive boulders in an effort to discourage homeless camps. The city, in its infinite wisdom, decided to remove the “controversial” boulders.
But hey, at least Gavin Newsom has banned the sale of new fur clothing in his state.
People in the market for mink coats or chinchilla vests will soon need to shop elsewhere, now that California will become the first state in the nation to ban new fur clothing.
Gov. Gavin Newsom signed AB44 on Saturday, outlawing the sale and manufacture of new fur clothing and accessories. The ban doesn’t take effect until Jan. 1, 2023, giving retailers time to sell off their inventories.
“California is a leader when it comes to animal welfare and today that leadership includes banning the sale of fur,” Newsom said in a statement.
The homeless situation in Los Angeles has gotten so bad that diseases that normally only thrive in third world countries are threatening to rampage unchecked through the city. We already know that city hall employees were dealing with a typhus outbreak in their building. I wrote months ago about how health officials were warning about a possible outbreak of bubonic plague in the city. Again, authorities are either unwilling or unable to take steps to solve the problem.
It’s a good thing Gavin Newsom is now requiring California universities to offer abortion pills.
Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill into law on Friday that makes California the first state in the U.S. to require public universities to offer medication abortion at on-campus student health centers.
The state assembly voted in September to pass Senate Bill 24 in a 55-19 vote, several months after the state Senate first voted to approve the measure in May.
The new law requires that “each student health care services clinic on a California State University or University of California campus to offer abortion by medication techniques.” The 34 University of California and California State University schools have until January 2023 to comply.
California has declared itself a sanctuary state. Illegal immigrants of all shapes, colors, and sizes are welcome within the boundaries of the Golden State. Mostly from Mexico, these illegals make up a permanent underclass of poorly skilled workers that can barely speak English. They depress wages, drive up housing costs, and bring massive crime and devastation to the cities they inhabit.
That’s why Gavin Newsom in his infinite wisdom has decided to severely curtail legal California citizens’ Constitutional right to defend themselves and their families.
California’s Red Flag statute is referred to as a Gun Violence Restraining Order. The orders were adopted in 2016, after being pushed as a means of temporarily taking guns away from dangerous people. The confiscatory period was one year when the orders first became law, but the Associated Press reports that Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed a bill Friday that allows the confiscatory period to expand to five years.
Moreover, the bill signed by Newsom allows “employers, co-workers and teachers to seek gun violence restraining orders against other people.” Gun Violence Restraining Orders originally only allowed family members to seek confiscatory orders against an individual.
The lengthening of the confiscatory period and the broadening of those who can seek is at least the third expansion of California’s Red Flag Law in as many years.
Saying that California is severely mismanaged is akin to saying that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is just a little slow. The state that was once the jewel of America has been run into the ground by radical Leftist policies. Time was Americans flocked to California for the promise of a better future for themselves and their children. Now, Californians are fleeing the state in droves, eager to avoid confiscatory taxes and unhinged city and state officials.
The sad part is Californians have largely brought this upon themselves. Year after year their elected officials grow more and more radical. Year after year these same officials-and worse-keep getting re-elected to the same positions. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any will among Californians to reverse this cycle of Leftism.
California truly is a dumpster fire of epic proportions.