- WHEREAS, California’s attempt to influence public policy in our state is akin to Tennessee expressing its disapproval of California’s exorbitant taxes, spiraling budget deficits, runaway social welfare programs, and rampant illegal immigration;
- WHEREAS, Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to Tennessee to recruit our businesses, but we can still send our teams to recruit their businesses
Last week, California decided to show nationwide its LGBT tantrum by official travel ban to eight states whose LGBT laws it deems too conservative — among them Tennessee.
Here’s the official response from Tennessee legislature:
SENATE JOINT RESOLUTION 111
A RESOLUTION relative to state travel bans.
WHEREAS, California has passed legislation banning state-sponsored travel to Tennessee and certain other states; and
WHEREAS, the ban stems from legislation enacted by Tennessee that allows counselors to refer patients to other counselors who can better meet their goals, which the California State Legislature has judged to be morally reprehensible; and
WHEREAS, California’s attempt to influence public policy in our state is akin to Tennessee expressing its disapproval of California’s exorbitant taxes, spiraling budget deficits, runaway social welfare programs, and rampant illegal immigration; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to Tennessee to recruit our businesses, but we can still send our teams to recruit their businesses; and
WHEREAS, Tennessee is puzzled why California thinks it is a good idea to prohibit its state colleges and universities from participating in athletic competition in Tennessee (March Madness comes to Memphis this year via the South Regional), Kansas, Mississippi, and North Carolina; and
WHEREAS, this type of ban, the result of legitimate disagreements about government policy, is neither persuasive nor productive for either party and will lead to economic warfare among states, as one sovereign entity attempts to tell an equally sovereign entity how to conduct its affairs by restricting travel thereto; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we urge the other forty-eight states to refrain from imposing their unfounded moral judgment on their sister states as California has done in order to prevent escalating foolishness.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a certified copy of this resolution be transmitted to the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, and the American Legislative Exchange Council and that a certified copy of this resolution be sent electronically to each member of each state legislative body in the nation, so they may also consider taking action against this type of blackmail.
LOONY! CALIFORNIA BANS TRAVEL TO EIGHT STATES OVER ‘LGBT DISCRIMINATION’ – BUT HOMOPHOBE MUSLIM COUNTRIES ARE OK!
What a loony state! California went nuts when Trump announced Muslim travel ban from several terror-linked Muslim countries. Now the left-wing state bans publicly funded travel to eight states over alleged LGBT discrimination. But California is ok with Muslims who believe it’s ok to kill gays because that’s what Islam says.
The eight states: Texas, Alabama, Kentucky , South Dakota, Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee
California is restricting publicly funded travel to four more states because of recent laws that leaders here view as discriminatory against gay and transgender people.
All totaled, California now bans most state-funded travel to eight states.
The new additions to California’s restricted travel list are Texas, Alabama, Kentucky and South Dakota.
They join Kansas, Mississippi, North Carolina and Tennessee as states already subjected to the ban.
California Attorney Xavier Becerra announced the new states at a Thursday press conference, where he was joined by representatives from ACLU Northern California and Equality California.
“We will not spend taxpayer dollars in states that discriminate,” Becerra said.
California’s Legislature last year voted to restrict state-funded travel to states with laws that allow businesses to deny services to gay and transgender people.
- Carol Santa Fe has objectum sexual, or one who is sexually attracted to inanimate objects and structures, like buildings.
- “We first consummated our love a few years ago when I felt the wall behind me, and I felt this energy”
A San Diego, California, woman married the love of her life — the Santa Fe train station.
Carol Santa Fe, 45, told the Mirror her love for the station began when she was nine years old, though their “relationship” didn’t begin until 2011.
The volunteer support worker identifies as an objectum sexual, or one who is sexually attracted to inanimate objects and structures, like buildings.
Every day, Carol embarks on a 45-minute bus ride to the station to spend some quality time with Daidra, her name for her spouse.
Carol even claims to have “sex” with the building mentally by “leaning against her with clothes on.”
The trains revving up their engines “turns her on” and when she’s touching the building she “feels as though it is actually holding and kissing her.”
Carol explained that when it comes to her love, she wants to be respectful:
“There is a private bit where two walls meet, I go there to touch her,” she said. “I don’t have physical sex with the station in public, I want to be respectful. I wouldn’t do that with a human in public so why would I do it in this case?”
Though the “marriage” between the two is not legally binding, Carol said tying the knot was the happiest day of their lives.
Despite previously being in an 18-month relationship with a man, Carol said the train station is the love of her life because “she would never leave her.”
Although Carol loves the train station, she is careful not to draw too much attention to herself.
“We first consummated our love a few years ago when I felt the wall behind me, and I felt this energy,” she said. “I came close to an orgasm and I was scared I’d get caught by the station staff. I don’t ever want the security guards to find out — I am a closeted objectum sexual. I only hide my sexual attraction to the station because I simply don’t want people to find out and ban me from seeing her.”
According to Mirror, other known objectum sexuals include Erica Eiffel, who married the Eiffel Tower of Paris in 2007, and Eklöf Berliner-Mauer, who married the Berlin Wall in 1979 and is believed to be the first to claim the sexuality.
CA Dem Chair John Burton: ‘All Together Now: F*ck Donald Trump!’ as Crowd Holds Up Two Middle Fingers
- California Democrat chairman John Burton: “all together now: fuck Donald Trump.”
California’s elected Democrats had tough words for President Donald Trump and the GOP Congress on Saturday, urging their party’s fired-up activists to work against the 14 Republicans in the state’s congressional delegation.
The party’s leaders blasted Trump’s alleged ties to Russia and presented California as the epicenter of liberal resistance to the president.
“The world, literally the world, is counting on all of you, counting on California to reject Trump’s deception and destructiveness,” said Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, who is among a crowded field of Democrats running for governor next year.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, often mentioned as a potential candidate for president in 2020, accused Trump of putting “Russia first, America second.”
In a sign of the vigor of the party’s distaste for the president, outgoing party Chair John Burton, a longtime Democratic lawmaker and powerbroker known for his blunt and profane manner, extended two middle fingers in the air as the crowd cheered and joined him.
“F— Donald Trump,” he said.
( Breitbart ) California Governor Jerry Brown referred to taxpayers as “freeloaders” last week for objecting to his new gas tax and car fee hikes.
“The freeloaders — I’ve had enough of them … They have a president that doesn’t tell the truth and they’re following suit,” he said. Brown was speaking in Orange County, defending State Assembly newcomer Josh Newman (D-Fullerton), who is facing a recall effort after voting for Brown’s new transportation taxes in April.
The new tax raises existing gas taxes — already among the highest in the nation — by 12 cents per gallon, with higher taxes on diesel, and slaps car owners with higher annual registration fees. Critics have pointed out that the burden of the tax falls most heavily on middle-class Californians.
The Orange County Register, which covered Brown’s remarks, adds that Brown is sparing no effort to keep Newman in office. “He’ll have whatever he needs,” the Register quotes the governor as saying.
A mob of 40 to 60 youths invaded the Oakland BART train station Saturday night, robbing and beating surprised passengers.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports:
According to a police officials, witnesses said 40 to 60 juveniles flooded the station, jumped the fare gates and rushed to the second-story train platform. Some of the robbers apparently held open the doors of a Dublin-bound train car while others streamed inside, confronting and robbing and in some cases beating riders.
The juveniles “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police summary prepared after the incident. “At least two victims suffered head/facial injuries requiring medical attention.”
Alicia Trost, a BART spokeswoman, said Monday that seven robberies had occurred — with victims losing a purse, a duffel bag and five phones. Six people were robbed inside the train car, with a seventh confronted on the platform, she said.
The attack was quick, police reported, and the teenagers were able to retreat from the station and vanish into the surrounding East Oakland neighborhood before BART officers could respond. The train that was hit was held for about 15 minutes as authorities investigated the crime and tended to the injured.
Oakland Crime Rate Report (California)
Oakland crime statistics report an overall upward trend in crime based on data from 14 years with violent crime increasing and property crime decreasing. Based on this trend, the crime rate in Oakland for 2017 is expected to be higher than in 2012.
The city violent crime rate for Oakland in 2012 was higher than the national violent crime rate average by 415.23% and the city property crime rate in Oakland was higher than the national property crime rate average by 132.27%.
In 2012 the city violent crime rate in Oakland was higher than the violent crime rate in California by 371.15% and the city property crime rate in Oakland was higher than the property crime rate in California by 140.73%.
( Gateway Pundit ) The wall is set to kick off in the San Diego border community of Otay Mesa, U.S. Customs and Border Protection confirmed Monday according to the San Diego Union Tribune. Although the construction is beginning with prototypes, there are documents revealing that wall construction will start in San Diego, CA.
S.D. Union Tribune reports:
The community is home to one of two border crossings in San Diego and will be the site where 20 chosen bidders will erect prototypes of the envisioned wall. Winners will be selected around June 1, the agency said.
While funding for the massive infrastructure project is still not set, up to 450 companies submitted designs last week. The agency’s bid said roughly 20 companies will be selected to build the prototypes — 30 feet long and up to 30 feet high.
The models will be built on a roughly quarter-mile strip of federal land within 120 feet of the border, said a U.S. official with knowledge of the plans quoted by the Associated Press.
Beyond just prototypes, CNN said it reviewed documents revealing that wall construction could start in San Diego. The initial $999-million request would fund 14 miles of new wall along the city’s border with Mexico, 28 miles of new levee wall barriers and six miles of new border wall in the Rio Grande Valley region. The request would also cover 14 miles of replacement fencing in San Diego, CNN said.