Today was a beautiful day in San Diego: Few clouds, 75 degree hight temperature, and light breeze.
Why do I bring this up? Because last night’s election results for the State lead me to conclude the weather is the sole aspect of this nuthouse worth touting.
First, Legal Insurrection readers may recall that the former mayor of San Francisco and current Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom pressed for universal health care that included illegal immigrants.
The good news: Newsom is now our new Governor!
Democrat @GavinNewsom has been elected governor of California, taking the helm of the state’s strong resistance to Trump administration policies on health care, immigration and the environment.
— KUSI News (@KUSINews) November 7, 2018
Why is that the good news? Because there are reports that he has presidential ambitions, which would be bad for the rest of the nation should he be successful.
Newsom certainly strikes the look of a man who wants to be president; he was described in a recent New Yorker profile as “tall and lithe and still boyish at fifty-one, with teeth that Tom Cruise would envy and hair lacquered with Oribe gel.”
If he were to be elected, he would be the third president to hail from California but the first Democrat. California’s last two presidential contributions were Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. Of course, if he runs in 2020 he could face stiff competition from a fellow California Democrat: U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris is widely considered to be a potential candidate.
I will simply point out that the streets of San Francisco have remained diseased throughout his time as Governor Jerry Brown’s Lieutenant Governor.
VIDEO: People of California Increasingly Taking on a Zombie-Like Appearance – Roaming the Streets With Open Sores/Lesions “Everybody Outside” https://t.co/HKXvBdGfZ1
— Pablo von Gomez (@humnun2017) October 29, 2018
Like a political Typhoid Mary, Senator Dianne Feinstein, the initiator of the Kavanaugh Catastrophe that spread through the rest of the US Senate’s Democrats, remained immune for electoral consequences and will be returning to Congress.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein fended off her first significant Democratic challenger in more than two decades today, beating state Sen. Kevin de Leon to win a fifth full term. https://t.co/BEIK1LAqgz
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) November 7, 2018
Next, voter rejected a repeal of the gas tax. I guess a majority of Californians are thrilled that Sacramento will squander more of their money.
On Tuesday, California voters opted to preserve a state tax on gasoline, deciding that funding major transit initiatives was worth more than the potential to save at the pump.
Shortly after midnight, the California Secretary of State’s early vote tallies indicated that with over 51 percent of precincts reporting Proposition 6 sputtered out with just 44.9 percent in favor, a deficit of nearly 500,000 votes.
Over/under on how many of those transit initiatives actually get funded?
Finally, the one ray of sunshine from this dismal showing: Voters approved a permanent Daylight Savings Time measure.
Voters approved Proposition 7 on Tuesday, the first step toward permanent year-round daylight saving time. The measure still requires a two-thirds vote from the Legislature and a change in federal law to take effect.
Democratic Rep. Kansen Chu of San Jose says he sponsored Proposition 7 because changing the clocks twice a year is a hassle. He says it’s also been shown to increase the risk of car accidents and heart attacks following the spring change when people lose an hour’s sleep after moving clocks forward.
At this point, I am going to sit back and enjoy all the free sunshine I can get. With Governor Gavin Newsom and the progressive voters, it will be just a matter of time before they find a way to tax it.DONATE
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