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Big, Red Wave misses California completely…again

Big, Red Wave misses California completely…again

But at least our pot is legal!

While my friends across the nation are celebrating conservative and Republican domination and all the free market, fiscal goodness that it brings, my home state took a slightly different path.

As I predicted, retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer is being replaced by Kamala Harris, one of the state Attorney Generals who planned to use RICO statutes to pursue firms that were “climate change deniers“. I anticipate she will make Boxer look like a sane and reasonable politician in retrospect.

My fellow citizens also give the thumbs-up to every tax-increasing proposition on the ballot. They also decided to strictly regulate the purchase of ammunition with rules that include background checks.

Dawn Wildman, a chief organizer for California Tea Party groups, offers this assessment of the state vote:

As usual the change stopped at the Sierras. California will continue to suffer under draconian regulation and more losses of freedom. Our state is a junkie for the socialist left.

Speaking of junkies…at least will have our legal marijuana to console us:

The cannabis industry also took stock of the massive market California represents, while police agencies, prosecutors, state regulators and tax collectors took steps on the day after the election to accommodate the new law.

Proposition 64, which allows California adults to possess, transport and buy up to an ounce of marijuana, won passage with 56% of the vote.

And our adult film stars were freed from certain regulatory burdens.

The adult film industry scored a big victory in California as voters Tuesday rejected a ballot proposition that would have required porn film actors to wear condoms in all their sex scenes.

Proposition 60 was portrayed as a workplace health and safety measure — albeit an unusual one — that critics said would have chased the vast adult-film industry out of state.

With 96% of the vote counted, the proposition was defeated by a 53.9% to 46.1% margin.

It is interesting that the journalists recognize that over-regulation of the adult film industry would ensure that it moved elsewhere, but are unable to connect the same principle to other business sectors.

You may be wondering how our citizens are coping with the thought of President Trump. I can report that it is with the grace and dignity that you have come to expect.

Protests of Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election took place across California on Wednesday, with students at several Bay Area high schools walking out in the middle of class and a throng of young demonstrators taking to the steps of Los Angeles’ City Hall.

The demonstrations — which mirrored protests from Seattle to Pittsburgh — followed protests in the pre-dawn hours in which crowds openly disavowed the president-elect, with a few protesters resorting to vandalism.

At Berkeley High School, about 1,500 students — half the entire student body — walked out of class after first period began at 8 a.m., Berkeley Unified School District officials said.

Students tweeted “#NotMyPresident” and pledged to unify. Others chanted, “Si, se puede,” Spanish for “Yes, we can,” and waved Mexican flags, according to posts on social media.

In the wake of the #Brexit success this summer, I noted that many Americans were delighted with the possibility of #CalExit. Some Californians actively promoting the exit of the Golden State from the Union.

A fringe political group in California wants to opt out of a Donald Trump presidency by leaving the union.

The Yes California Independence Campaign aims to put a referendum on a 2018 ballot that, if passed, would make California an independent country.

Far-fetched as it may sound, the plan started gathering steam after Tuesday night’s surprising vote. The movement has an impressive backer in Shervin Pishevar, a well-known angel investor who offered to bankroll the campaign.

I hope the rest of my fellow Americans enjoy their states’ election results more than I am mine.


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What big red wave? The 16 GOP turnout was below 12 and 08.

Well if you have to live in a socialist paradise at least you have pot and porn.

“While my friends across the nation are celebrating conservative and Republican domination and all the free market, fiscal goodness that it brings, my home state took a slightly different path.”

A sentence proving that you have no concept of either free markets or conservatism, both of which are antithetical to T-rumpism.

    Still got your blinders on, Rags. A few things besides Trump’s election happened Tuesday. And her comment makes no mention of him.

      Ragspierre in reply to Daiwa. | November 10, 2016 at 12:42 pm

      I count three mentions of T-rump.

      You’re the one with blinders.

        “While my friends across the nation are celebrating conservative and Republican domination and all the free market, fiscal goodness that it brings, my home state took a slightly different path.”

        The sentence you quoted as proof. Of something. Please help us find the 3 ‘T-rump mentions’ in that sentence.

          I count only one Trump by Leslie:

          “You may be wondering how our citizens are coping with the thought of President Trump”

          Figures. I see that Rag’s constant “liar liar!” ad hom is more about projection and self-loathing.

          Ragspierre in reply to Daiwa. | November 11, 2016 at 11:53 am

          Tick, tock, lil’ troll.

          Your time here is winding down.

          Fen in reply to Daiwa. | November 11, 2016 at 1:28 pm

          Rag: “Tick, tock, lil’ troll.”

          How is that a troll. You are the one caught lying about what Leslie said. And I notice you didn’t have the intellectual honesty to admit you were wrong about her.

          “Your time here is winding down.”

          So what. Next time you whine to your “good friend” at LI, ask him how he feels about you taking a dump in his living room every day. I suspect he extends much more patience and tolerance for you than me. You should at least have the integrity to thank him for that. He should have shown you the door after all your toxic tantrums, it’s making this blog no better than Althouse.

          Ragspierre in reply to Daiwa. | November 11, 2016 at 2:14 pm

          Tick, tock, lil’ troll.

          Your time here is winding down.

      Ragspierre in reply to Daiwa. | November 11, 2016 at 2:27 pm

      What I said was totally factual, and you are the one who was…at least…mistaken.

      Leslie made three separate allusions to “Trump” in her piece, and T-rumpism is BOTH ANTI-markets and ANTI-conservative.

      Only a stinking, lying troll like Fen would contend otherwise, as he has.

      It’s just the kind of sack of filth that he is.

        How can you lie so brazenly when your own words upthread damn you? No shame?

        You said: “I count three mentions of T-rump. You’re the one with blinders.”

        Now you say: “Leslie made three separate ALLUSIONS to Trump” [emph added]

        So now its “allusions” to Trump. You’re so dishonest.

        Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | November 11, 2016 at 11:07 pm

        I said what I said, you lying little sack of filth.

        People can read.

        T-rumpism is ANTI-market, ANTI-conservative, and Leslie DID make three separate MENTIONS/ALLUSIONS/REFERENCES to T-rump.

        You lying sack of filth.

        People CAN read. I ALWAYS invite them to, POS.

    Seriously. Trump ‘s first big project is a trillion-dollar porculus aka #Trumpulus.
    Leslie, weren’t you Tea Party in your past life?

      The T-rump suckers continue of have the facts just burn them.

      Maybe Prep H would work for them…???

        I just signed you up for free tampons. Please use them. It’s disgusting.

        Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | November 11, 2016 at 11:44 am

        You are just a lying, trolling sack of filth.

          But I’ve never lied here. While we catch you lying daily.

          As for filth. Wrong again. You are the one who slimed my dead father for kicks. You have no class, and obviously no life.

          Use the tampons I gave you.

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | November 11, 2016 at 11:03 pm

          You lie here every day, liar.

          I voted my conscience, and we’re NOT “DOOOOOOOOOOMED” you stupid, lying sack of filth.

          Tick, tock, lil’ troll.

          Your time here is ebbing away. You can feel the sands running out from under your little rat claws!

          Ragspierre in reply to Ragspierre. | November 11, 2016 at 11:21 pm

          Oh, BTW, STILL looking for you to support the lie that your “daddy” (did you ever meet him?) argued before the Supreme Court.


          SUCH a flucking, lying POS…!!!

Cal exit would be great. I’d agree to it in a heartbeat if the USA could keep the republican voting farmland areas in central and Northern California.

California is massively subsidized by hundred year old agreements that grant California water rights to 90% of the water in any river that passes through California. Most of the West is economically depressed because they can’t use their own water.

Also, California’s influence over the 9th circuit? Gone.

Hollywood and Zuckerberg gone? Good riddance.

California fell victim to urbanization. It is happening in other places, but California is on the leading edge of the trend.

There is a marked difference in the type of person who settles into an urban area and the one who resides in rural, and to a lesser degree, suburban areas. Cities seemingly provide much more security than less developed area. Residents have ready access to stores and virtually all services from water to transportation are provided by others. It is viewed as a pseudo-womb, where someone else takes care of the necessities of life for its residents. Less developed areas lack many of the social amenities found in urban areas and as a result the residents of these areas are much more self reliant. Most transportation is provided by the resident, himself. And, such transportation is necessary as it is not usually possible to walk a couple of blocks to obtain food. Many rural denizens provide their own water and some their own electricity [though that is becoming quite rare nowadays]. Also, medical care may be a significant distance away, for the rural, or even suburban, dweller.

This is the mentality that is evident in the geographical voting trends in this election. In states which are dominated [population wise] by urban areas, such as California, the nanny state mentality of the Democrat Party tends to be dominant. To see this, simply look at the county election maps of the last 20 years. All the urban areas are blue and the rural and many of the suburban areas are red. 1/2 of all the votes for Hillary Clinton came from the five boroughs of New York City [which went 4-1 for Hillary] and were enough to win her the state. This is going to continue to be the trend in this country.

It is interesting that the current demonstrations are all occurring in heavily urbanized areas.

Does the California exit group have a fundme account?

Our electoral map by county

despite the comment in the link, I do not consider this hidden.

buckeyeminuteman | November 10, 2016 at 2:02 pm

Pot has only been “legal” in states becuase our Chief Executive has refused to enforce federal laws. Trump has been touting the rule of law all campaign long. I’m hoping he enforces ALL federal laws and gets rid of the ones we don’t need.

So let’s see, the Tea Party worked its butts off in 2010 to change the makeup of Congress and give the House back to the GOP. The tea party warned about the deficits of ObamaCare, all proven now.
The tea party has been working on the water issue in CA for the farmers with the farmers for 8 yrs when the Democrats have left them high and dry, pun intended.

The tea party has been educating voters about the mass media bias and the Clinton corruption for years and showed that alternative media like Project Veritas could be trusted.

The tea party was holding elected feets to the fire when no one else would including some voters. The tea party was alerting everyone to the horrific Iran deal.

And the tea party supported the only person who could get past the Clinton machine , Donald Trump. So from where I sit they have far more credibility than the media, elected the GOP or anyone else. And why did they do it? No agenda except freedom, no special interests except you as a taxpayer.And who funded them? No one, we did!

And the work only begins, Trump is not a is a beginning and his feet will be held to a higher standard as well! An American standard.

    Dawn has this right. The Tea Party was a precursor to the movement that upended the GOP establishment and nominated Donald Trump. Both parties refused to take seriously the pain that government, in collusion with Wall Street was causing average Americans. They kept fighting back.
    Securing the border and ending the suck on the economy caused by illegal immigration may free up some needed money for Trump’s stimulus; but I remain skeptical of its effectiveness because of the way the federal government works. But if your only criticism of Tea Party support for Trump is the stimulus, we are not moved. Tea Party people expect government to do its core job and to stop being a giant wealth transfer machine to favored groups; this is where Trump’s campaign promise to #DrainTheSwamp will be most effective. Infrastructure spending, if done within constitutional limits is not the worst thing we could be doing.

<—- only posts stoned.

Snippets only to interest you to click on a good read.

I’m going to explain the Donald Trump phenomenon in three movies. And then some text.

There’s this universal shorthand that epic adventure movies use to tell the good guys from the bad. The good guys are simple folk from the countryside … while the bad guys are decadent assholes who live in the city and wear stupid clothes.

6. It’s Not About Red And Blue States — It’s About The Country Vs. The City
Blue islands in an ocean of red. The cities are less than 4 percent of the land mass, but 62 percent of the population and easily 99 percent of the popular culture. Our movies, shows, songs, and news all radiate out from those blue islands.

And if you live in the red, that fucking sucks.
Or as they say out in the country, “Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining.”
They’re getting the shit kicked out of them. I know, I was there. Step outside of the city, and the suicide rate among young people fucking doubles. The recession pounded rural communities, but all the recovery went to the cities. The rate of new businesses opening in rural areas has utterly collapsed.

legacyrepublican | November 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

I am so glad to live in Texas! Really I am!

People around me own lots of guns, trucks, and go hunting. They fish too. They go to church. They salute the flag and don’t burn it. They know the words to the national anthem. All of them. The only way a local team player would take a knee during a NFL or College football game is on a kickoff return or to run out the clock.

By the way, have I mentioned that I am a native Californian with no desire to return home.

So, I switched from the poppy to the bluebonnet with no regrets.

If California seceded their 55 automatic Democrat electors would go with them. That would be a huge blow to Democrat presidential aspirations. I’d be ok with that.

i was informed today, by she who must be obeyed, that she sees us moving to Texas somewhere around the end of 2017/beginning of 2018.

sure hope my new neighbors in Texas can help us unload all the gun safes & reloading gear…

i’m also looking forward to the first local government meeting where i get to stand up and say “that sounds like something my idiot representatives back in #Failifornia would try to do… WTH is wrong with you people?”

    legacyrepublican in reply to redc1c4. | November 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Let me be the first to welcome you.

    As a fellow refugee originally from the state where golden now means a sick shower in SFO, tell SWMBO that her feathers won’t be “rumpled” in the least when she gets here.

    We’ll leave the light of freedom on for all y’all! 😀