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Californians flee state as Sacramento wars with the White House

Californians flee state as Sacramento wars with the White House

Californians: The new refugees.

The Atlantic has just published a status report on the California #Resistance and its battle with the White House.

From the moment Donald Trump took office, California has been ground zero for the resistance against him and his administration, in terms of both grassroots citizen activism and legal and administrative action by its Democratic-dominated state government. But since the inauguration of Governor Gavin Newsom in January, the Golden State has often seemed to be in a state of total war with the White House.

…The latest flash point in the long-running battle between Sacramento and Washington, D.C., is Trump’s recent cancellation of nearly $1 billion in federal transportation grants for California’s long-stalled high-speed-rail project, after Newsom infelicitously suggested in his State of the State speech last month that he would abandon the most ambitious goal of the project, linking San Francisco and Los Angeles. Newsom later insisted he’d been misunderstood and only intended to say he would focus first on a route through the state’s Central Valley, from Merced to Bakersfield. But Newsom’s announcement was excuse enough for Trump to withhold further funds for the project, and seek to claw back the $2.5 billion already spent.

“Whole project is a ‘green’ disaster,” Trump tweeted, while Newsom promptly rejoined, “Fake news,” adding, “This is CA’s money … we’re not giving it back.” In succeeding days, Newsom’s Twitter account went on to accuse Trump of “manufacturing a crisis” at the border and “declaring a made up ‘national emergency’ in order to seize power.” He added: “Our message to the White House is simple: CA will see you in court.” Still later, Newsom added, “Instead of fighting the actual threats facing Americans, the President has chosen to undermine our Constitution and fan the flames of nativism & xenophobia. This is not a ‘national emergency.’ It’s a national disgrace.”

This warfare has real-world consequences for the state. Since our state Attorney General Xavier Becerra has filed over 40 lawsuits against the Trump, he hasn’t kept up with the more traditional duties of this office….like making sure the state laws are followed.

California’s backlog of criminals illegally in possession of firearms has grown to a record level, a report released by Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Friday shows.

The report found there are now a record 23,222 people the state has identified in the Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS). These are generally people California identified as those who previously purchased firearms legally before committing a crime or being subject to a restraining order that made it illegal for them to possess firearms. The people flagged by the automated system, the only one of its kind in the United States, are referred to the Bureau of Firearms within the California Department of Justice. The bureau is tasked to ensure these individuals haven’t illegally retained possession of their previously owned firearms.

The report, however, shows the backlog of those potentially holding onto their firearms illegally has grown nearly every year since the system was created in 2006 despite a slight dip after funding was increased in 2013.

The two years of political warfare has consequences. As a result of the skewed priorities and lack of concern for legal citizens, many Californians are are moving to Nevada, Idaho, and Utah to escape. One Nevada town’s population has skyrocketed because of the California refugees.

Fifty-six percent of new arrivals in Henderson between 2013 and 2017 were from California, according to Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles data. Home sales in many of the city’s master-planned communities have been dominated by migrants from the West.

At the 1,300-acre MacDonald Highlands in the dusty bluffs overlooking Las Vegas, Californians accounted for about 70% of purchases in 2018, compared with 30% 20 years ago, said Rich MacDonald, the developer. He said he began increasing the share of his marketing targeting Californians over the past three years after seeing the run-up in housing costs there.

Personally, I am counting down the days when I can join other refugees from California.


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notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 8, 2019 at 5:16 pm

Should they flee to Canada?

    Yeah. Should Leslie and her ilk (like me) flee to Canada? Now that Leslie & Co has turned CA more to their liking we are going to leave and spread the joy? Seriously?

    We fought the fight while everyone was calling for giving CA back to Mexico. Now, for having failed to fight the battle with us, the entire country is in the same precarious situation for the very same reasons. Divide and conquer. Maybe it’s time for CA and AZ to build a border wall like CA has? Where does everyone think the illegals are coming from anyway?

      casualobserver in reply to Pasadena Phil. | March 9, 2019 at 12:51 pm

      Good grief what rambling gibberish. Can you provide a succinct translation?

        Idiots like you keep lumping every California conservative who shares your views together with the left wing kooks. People like you are why conservatives can’t ever unite to win. You can up with an endless list of why people can’t possibly be conservative and end up purging and purging and purging until once again, conservatism is a party of one.

        Don’t even call me a conservative. It has lost all meaning to me just like libertarian and liberal. You should pray that people like me move into your state. You provincial locals are messing it up all by yourselves. WAKE UP!!!!

    Yes. They will bring this on themselves over and over again. Liberalism is a disease.

JusticeDelivered | March 8, 2019 at 5:18 pm

I hope that the Administration continues to redirect funds from California to other things, preferably the wall and high tech countermeasures sch as drone swarms and low tech such as land mines.

Chaos is the short term goal. Secession is the long term goal.

Failing secession, fascism on a national scale.

Anyone really think omar, taliab or corrupt cortez does or says a thing without marching orders from the left?

Given the coup attempt on Trump and the election of maggots like omar, talaib and cortez, they’ve crossed the Rubicon. Anyone who doesn’t see that is still in denial.

    Secession would allow the US government to reset California to an actual functioning state. LA to SF should be carved off, forming West or South California. The Cental Valley, east to Nevada and north to the Oregon border would be East or North California. The population centers of LA and SF drive the politics blue, but most of the rest of California is red. There would be no better example of how liberal policies lead to utter failure while conservative policies lead to success. I’m all for blue California seceding, while red California remains in the Union.

      amatuerwrangler in reply to CKYoung. | March 9, 2019 at 10:23 am

      State of Jefferson (modified), baby! The Crazy Coast goes its own way and Jefferson applies for statehood. They won’t even have to change the flag, and we have all the water.

      Somewhat related, I see that CA has finally pissed off rich uncle to the point that he is denying the financing to fix their shoddy work on the Oroville dam. I await Ms Newsom’s response.

I’ll stay put and be a fifth column in the event the US invades. Otherwise I’ll just busy myself fucking up what I can, like jury nullification and other seditious behavior.

Sadly, they’re bringing their “California values” with them.

moron/I>. PIMF 🙁

What’s amazing is as recently as the mid-90s California was electing real Republicans as Governor (Schwarzenegger doesn’t count). There’s been enormous demographic shifts among the voting population in the 25 years since then.

many Californians are are moving to Nevada, Idaho, and Utah to escape.

So what do they do, sneak across the border and when apprehended demand “asylum”?

    alaskabob in reply to tom_swift. | March 8, 2019 at 8:27 pm

    Many are Blue and will “discolor” otherwise good states. The lessons that should have been learned won’t travel well. Their socialist addictions remain.

David Lentz | March 9, 2019 at 8:58 am

The United States should renounce the the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, and have California revert back to Mexico.

Any Californians hanging out here should know that Iowa isn’t where they want to live. It’s too hot and humid in the summer, too cold and snowy in the winter, and windy all the time. In addition, we’re all inbred hicks who conduct human sacrifices at the full moon (using any strangers in town as the victims) in order to propitiate the gods of the corn and soybean harvests.

You’ll feel much more at home in Illinois or Massachusetts or Oregon.

Are you reading this nonsense Leslie? Your commenters are telling you to stay away or move to Canada. You are infected by leprosy.