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California of the Dark Ages BY VICTOR DAVIS HANSON

California is No Place for the Middle Class

Easy money translated into a utopian view of living. Higher taxes were a small price to pay for the psychological reassurance that a millionaire was still liberal.

Professions of abstract progressive piety make guilt-free grasping materialism possible. I suppose if you make $800,000, having your legislature outlaw dogs chasing bears and bobcats instead of building a reservoir makes you feel as if you make $80,000.

California is no place for the middle class. It lacks the tastes of the new wealthy and the romance of the distant poor, and clings to the pretensions that families of five and six should enjoy good schools, still be able to buy a house, and pop into the SUV on Sunday for an easy drive to the beach or mountains.

I drove home from Stanford after walking down University Avenue, ground zero of the Stanford-Silicon nexus. A strange, wheeled contraption with a screen followed me down the sidewalk, asking me questions with the image of its human operator in a store nearby.

Five hours and 170 miles later, I pulled into the old farmhouse, mostly unchanged since 1880—but first passing the compound of my neighbor and his cobbled together corral of sheep, goats, chickens, and geese, three broken trailer apartments, a Winnebago on blocks duplex, and a half-dozen wrecked cars amid a flock of unleashed pit bulls.

The swat team swarmed another neighbor’s “enterprises” last week, but that is another story altogether.

In California, the postmodern and the premodern are but a few miles apart.

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Your Guide To Being A Snowflake

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Back in the days when California was still part of the USA!




 

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Some of the Reasons why Trump is in the White House now

25 TOTALLY WEIRD ASSED LIBERAL STORIES OF THE YEAR 2017

It’s hard to really boil this down to only 25 but away we go…..

 
Drag queen drops by Michelle Obama public library to read to kids.

What are we teaching kids in school? Demonic teachings alive in Long Beach. I’m outraged they would allow this.

The Bernie Youth? MIT publishes “Communism for Kids” indoctrination manual.

Florida college awards posthumous degree to Trayvon Martin.

Mediocre, jobless former NFL quarterback immortalized by Smithsonian Institution.

Colin Kaepernick will soon have items in the National Museum of African American History and Culture. https://usat.ly/2pMwsvA 

Items from ex-49ers QB Colin Kaepernick expected to be displayed by Smithsonian

National Museum of African American History and Culture has memorabilia of former 49ers QB.

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The McDonald’s Happy Meal got even happier with gay fries.

Mexican designer rolls out “F*CK YOUR WALL” women’s underwear line.

Comic book promotes California armed insurrection against President Trump, U.S. government.

New comic Calexit sees California rebelling against President Trump http://share.ew.com/IjEiy9q 

In New Comic ‘Calexit’, California Rebels Against President Trump

Writer Matteo Pizzolo discusses his radical new series

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Is nothing sacred? Atlanta theatre thrills liberals with gay reenactments of Bible stories. Adam and Eve meet Adam and Steve.

A theater’s decision to show “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told” is facing criticism http://nyti.ms/2pb1sVv 

Juan Carlos Hernandez, left, and Alan Tudyk in a run in 1998 of ‘The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” by Paul Rudnick.

An Atlanta Theater Faces Criticism for Gay Versions of Bible Stories

The Out Front Theater Company is facing criticism for planning to show a play that tells stories from the Old Testament through the eyes of gay characters.

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Not even Skittles candy is safe from being called white supremacist.

Did animal rights activists inadvertently MURDER thousands of Minnesota minks?

Liberal hysterics compare the Boy Scouts to the Hitler Youth.

I’m an Eagle Scout. Trump using the 30,000 BoyScouts as his props tonight was a scene out of Triumph of the Will. Shocking abuse of children

Pucker up and RESIST with the new “F*CK TRUMP” lipstick.

Fight the Patriarchy with F*ck Trump Lipslut Lipstick http://legalinsurrection.com/2017/06/fight-the-patriarchy-with-fck-trump-lipslut-lipstick/ 

Fight the Patriarchy with F*ck Trump Lipslut Lipstick

Because nothing says Fight the Patriarchy!™ like wearing lipstick?

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Navy’s new politically correct aircraft carrier has NO urinals.

LGBTQ+ activists demand rainbow crosswalks nationwide.

Student accepted to Stanford after writing “Black Lives Matter” 100 times on application.

Feminine hygiene product maker promotes the VAGINA Challenge.

Oregon becomes the first state to recognize a third gender on drivers licenses, eat your heart out California.

Oregon first state to allow drivers to choose ‘X’ for sex on licenses… http://bit.ly/2tttOs0 

Oregon becomes first state to allow nonbinary on drivers license

Beginning July 1, Oregonians can choose “X” for sex Instead of “F” or “M” on their licenses and identification cards. Applicants will have to pay replacement or renewal fees.

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Animal rights whackos terrorize small children at Florida Chick-fil-A

Rolling Stone magazine asks why Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau can’t be OUR president.

Feminist rag publishes a repulsive article on how to enjoy ANAL SEX with Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

California day camp lures CHILDREN as young as FOUR years old to transgender orientation.

California day camp that caters to transgender children as young as age 4 is one of few of its kind in the world. http://apne.ws/sxJXnW7 

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Transgender camp teaches kids they’re ‘normal, not alone’

EL CERRITO, Calif. (AP) — In some ways, Rainbow Day Camp is very ordinary. Kids arrive with a packed lunch, make friendship bracelets, play basketball, sing songs and get silly. B

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Yes, there really is a statue of Vladimir Lenin in Seattle.

Trending: Time to pull down Seattle’s Lenin statue? Silicon Valley venture capitalist takes on relic’s place in wak https://www.geekwire.com/2017/time-pull-seattles-lenin-statue-silicon-valley-venture-capitalist-takes-relics-place-wake-charlottesville-tragedy/ 

Time to pull down Seattle’s Lenin statue? Silicon Valley venture capitalist takes on relic’s place…

Seattle’s Fremont neighborhood has long been considered one of the city’s more eccentric areas — home to artists and hippies and an annual summer solstice parade populated by political floats and…

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Radical leftist scum pelted Boston Police with bottles of URINE at free speech rally.

Boston Police Commissioner says bottles filled with urine were thrown at officers during protest http://cbsn.ws/2wrP7yZ 

NASTY feminist Teen Vogue writer ready to BITE men’s dicks off.

I just want the Evangelicals to know, if you guys figure out how to do “The Handmaid’s Tale” IRL, I am fully prepared to bite some dicks off

‘Teen Vogue’ Writer To Evangelicals: ‘I Am Fully Prepared To Bite Some D***s Off’ http://dld.bz/gc4sv 

‘Teen Vogue’ Writer To Evangelicals: ‘I Am Fully Prepared To Bite Some D***s Off’

In an openly bigoted and super edgy attack on Christians, Teen Vogue writer and abortion enthusiast Lauren Duca warned Evangelicals that she will “bite some d***s off” if the

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Liberal actor encourages people to break the law by writing “HARRIET TUBMAN” on $20 bills.

How about writing “HARRIET TUBMAN” across Jackson’s face on every $20 bill that passes through our hands? 

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Weatherby finally saw the light!

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming pulls up to shoot a quail flushed during the Grand National Quail Hunt near Enid, Okla. Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming. Company and state officials, including Mead, announced the move Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, from a gun industry trade show in Las Vegas.
FILE – In this Nov. 14, 2013 file photo, Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming pulls up to shoot a quail flushed during the Grand National Quail Hunt near Enid, Okla. Firearms manufacturer Weatherby Inc. is relocating its manufacturing operations and corporate headquarters from California to Wyoming. Company and state officials, including Mead, announced the move Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, from a gun industry trade show in Las Vegas. Tulsa World via AP Kelly Bostian

California firearms manufacturer moving to Wyoming

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Why I want to leave the once Great State of California

What’s the Matter with California?

(Capt. Stephen Horner /Orange County Fire Authority via AP)
 

This just in from what was once the best state in the Union:

Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor.

That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes non cash government assistance as a form of income.

Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5%, compared with 6.27%).

The Left’s first, last and only instinct is to throw more money at the problem, but California’s already done that. and guess what?

It’s not as though California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts in the cause.

Several state and municipal benefit programs overlap with one another; in some cases, individuals with incomes 200% above the poverty line receive benefits.

California state and local governments spent nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015 on public welfare programs, including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments and “other public welfare,” according to the Census Bureau. California, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients.

The generous spending, then, has not only failed to decrease poverty; it actually seems to have made it worse.

The progressives who control every aspect of the state’s government are not necessarily stupid people, but they are malign.

They understand that increasing welfare spending only encourages the arrival of more recipients on whom to spend it, and the high likelihood that those new constituents will vote Democrat as soon as they are able, legally or otherwise.

Already, some 55 percent of “immigrants” receive means-tested benefits, while only 30 percent of native Californians do so.

California’s army of bureaucrats contributes as well, as does the state’s highly restrictive land-use ordinances and environmental restrictions, which drive up the cost of housing in what is already the nation’s most expensive real-estate market:

With 883,000 full-time-equivalent state and local employees in 2014, California has an enormous bureaucracy.

Many work in social services, and many would lose their jobs if the typical welfare client were to move off the welfare rolls.

Further contributing to the poverty problem is California’s housing crisis. More than four in 10 households spent more than 30% of their income on housing in 2015.

A shortage of available units has driven prices ever higher, far above income increases. And that shortage is a direct outgrowth of misguided policies.

They’re not “misguided” — in fact, they’re doing exactly what the progressives designed them to do.

Higher housing prices means more money in the pockets of Angelenos and San Franciscans when they go to sell, high energy prices have a disproportionate impact on the poor, generous welfare “benefits” mean an endless supply of new Democrats and permanent employment for the public-employee unions who actually run the state.

It’s a perfect racket, and one that will continue unless and until the California Republicans get their act together and begin vigorously contesting what has become a one-party state designed to enrich those at the top, beggar the middle class, and keep those on the bottom in permanent penury.

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Some very strange Brown Sauce we got here!

THE TRANS WOMEN TURNING TO FIREARMS FOR SURVIVAL

On November 7th, a progressive flood at the polls gave some on the political left hope for 2018: Communities across the nation elected trans women, refugees, immigrants, and others who have historically been shut out of the political process.
But not all marginalized communities are hopeful, and even among those who are, survival is still imperative. Some progressive communities have responded to worries about their safety with a tactic that some on the left might find surprising, perhaps even counterproductive: They’re taking up arms.
Trans women are one such community. For some trans guns rights activists, arming trans women is a moral imperative in a society that routinely fails to protect them from systemic violence.
Their work sits at the intersections of a sometimes awkward divide—some are left-leaning, some are on the right, and all of them cherish an individualistic interpretation of gun rights.
This flies in the face of assumptions people may make about the trans community’s political leanings and feelings about the Second Amendment.
Being transgender can be extremely dangerous, and trans people don’t view the social structures ostensibly intended to defend people from harm as safe for them—law enforcement, for example, has a record of abusing trans women and disbelieving trans women when they report crimes.
This is particularly true for trans women of color, who are made doubly vulnerable by society, especially those in the sex industry.
For trans women feeling alone against the world, armed self-defense can start to feel like a very appealing option, though sometimes a frightening one.

I was so traumatized by guns by my 30s that it took three very patient queer gun instructors in a private living room to coach me through my first firearms training,” says Scout Tran-Caffee, a non-binary trans woman and multidisciplinary artist from Northern California.
Whether women are pursuing training and licensure for the purpose of accessing conceal carry permits, or spending time with fellow LGBT people on the range to learn more about gun safety and fire a variety of weapons, gun ownership can also create a sense of solidarity and community.
Kayla Harris, an Oakland-based woman who started out with LGBT gun rights organization Pink Pistols before splitting away to form the Rouge Rifles with a colleague, has been a gun owner for a very long time.
But it wasn’t until the election that she started exploring the possibility of supporting fellow LGBT people who wanted to learn more about guns. “After the [Pulse] shooting and after the election, I knew tons of people who were suddenly interested in guns who never had been before,” Harris says.
Harris carried her interest in firearms through transition, and is a certified firearms instructor—one reason she pursued and maintained her certification was a desire to give back to her community. “Gun owners shouldn’t just default to the white guy who lives in Wisconsin or whatever,” she says. “That’s not the only person who should own guns. For disadvantaged and marginalized people, it equalizes force.”
Harris’ casual interest in guns and enjoyment in shooting shifted as she transitioned and adapted to the Trump era. In an age when the federal government appears to be making war on the trans community, emboldening people on a local level, her fears are rooted in practicality. “There are countless stories of people who failed to be neutralized by a less than lethal weapon,” she says.
That’s her driving desire in educating people about firearms, with a focus on home defense (conceal carry permits are extremely difficult to obtain in the Bay Area). She knows not all trans women agree with her work, but she wants to provide access to trans-inclusive, safe, supportive firearms training for those who are interested.
Often, she loans out her own weapons on the range for training purposes, giving people an opportunity to see if shooting is for them before plunging into buying a gun—and dealing with the demands of storing it safely and in a legally compliant fashion.
Though Harris supports gun education and ownership for trans women who feel it’s a good fit for their needs, she does have a word of caution.
“If I as a trans woman ever shoot a right-wing fascist, the law is almost definitely not going to be on our side,” she comments, noting that law enforcement agencies have a long history of prosecuting marginalized people who fight back. While stand-your-ground laws may be a defense for white cis men, a fatal encounter could go very differently for a trans woman, and Harris has no illusions about the implications.
“When I teach a defense class, the point of the class is to kill someone,” Harris says. “If you’re a trans woman, the person you’re killing is likely to be someone society values more than you.”
Whether the National Rifle Association would step up in defense of a trans woman—especially a trans woman of color—who shoots and kills in self defense is an open question.
When 32-year-old Philando Castile was shot and killed by law enforcement in Minnesota, the NRA failed to condemn the incident, despite the fact that Castile had a conceal carry permit, something critics said may have played a role in his death.
Harris, and Tran-Caffee, hope a test of the NRA’s limits will never come; firing a gun anywhere other than the range or an organized sport shoot isn’t something either woman relishes.
“I dream of how trans peoples’ daily lives could change if all our bullies came to assume that we were all jiu jitsu blackbelts or else had concealed carry licenses,” says Tran-Caffee, who also participates in martial arts training at Oakland’s Four Elements Fitness, where she’s worked to make the gym more LGBT-friendly.
In the face of people who are afraid to leave their homes and be themselves because they fear physical assault that might be difficult to stop with the use of non-lethal means, the fight over gun control gets much more complicated, and perhaps it should. The lack of nuance in conversations about what form gun control should take, and what the founders intended with the Second Amendment, may do a disservice to both sides.

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How my State Income & Property Taxes are spent here in California!

Student protester hit by car as she blocked freeway sues UC San Diego
The University of California-San Diego is now embroiled in a personal injury lawsuit after an election protest gone wrong.
Mariana Flores, a sophomore at UCSD, was demonstrating against Donald Trump’s victory on a busy San Diego freeway when a vehicle hit her. The accident crushed her pelvis, fractured her leg, and caused other serious injuries, reported The Guardian campus newspaper.
Flores, in her suit filed in late November, partly blames campus officials for her injury, arguing they should have stopped the protest before it got dangerous, according to news reports.

Flores’ attorney did not respond to requests from The College Fix seeking comment. A UC San Diego spokesperson said that the university could not comment on pending litigation.
The Nov. 2016 protest had began at “Library Walk” and journeyed through campus. Next, demonstrators ended up on the I-5, a very large and busy eight-laned freeway that cuts through San Diego.
The car that stuck Flores had gotten around an emergency vehicle that had been attempting to block traffic so authorities could shut down the freeway, according to the Los Angeles Times.
In an interview with The Guardian, Gene Sullivan, Flores’s lawyer, asserted that the university planned, organized and knew the protest was happening for hours and did nothing to stop it.
“According to Sullivan, not doing anything and failing to act is legally the same thing as supporting the protest,” the newspaper reported. “Sullivan further alleged that the protest was encouraged by people in positions of authority at the university, and that ‘if anyone that is in authority with the university – a [Residential Advisor] – says ‘let’s go,’ the university would be responsible.’”
The complaint also lists the University of California Regents, the city and county of San Diego, the state of California, and the driver of the vehicle as defendants in the lawsuit.
When asked about the lawsuit by the Los Angeles Times, Sullivan said “We think it’s a case of shared responsibility of the school, Maria and the driver, and we’re not saying that anybody is without fault or fault-free. We think other people bear some responsibility as well.”
In addition, Sullivan explained that if any person representing the university, even if that person is simply a Residential Advisor, encouraged students to go to the protest, then the university would bear responsibility.
While Sullivan admits that Flores is partially responsible for her injuries, he claims that, under the doctrine of comparative responsibility, the jury will get to decide what percentage of the injury is the fault of the plaintiff and what percentage of the injury is the fault of the defendant. Damages will be levied based on percentage.
The lawsuit seeks attorneys’ fees, court costs, and unspecified damages, the Times reports.