California

California Law: Calling Transgenders the Wrong Gender Pronoun Can Send You to Jail

A newly signed law signed by California Gov. Jerry Brown last week states that health care workers who choose not to address transgender patients by their preferred pronouns could face fines or jail time. The bill, which was signed into law Wednesday, is designed to protect transgender and LGBT individuals in hospitals, assisted living facilities, long-term care facilities, and retirement homes from discrimination and ensure their needs are met, such as letting them use the bathroom of their preferred gender. “It shall be unlawful for a long-term care facility or facility staff to take any of the following actions wholly or partially on the basis of a person’s actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status,” the bill reads. The law states that health care workers who “willfully and repeatedly” fail to address transgender people by their “preferred name or pronouns” if they were “clearly informed of the preferred name or pronouns” would be in violation of the law. According to the newly-signed law, violators could be punished with a fine “not to exceed one thousand dollars,” sent to prison “in the county jail for a period not to exceed one year,” or both. State Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco), who introduced the bill to the California Senate in August, argued that people would not be criminally prosecuted despite the law’s wording. “It’s just more scare tactics by people who oppose all LGBT civil rights and protections,” he said in a statement last month. Wiener’s office claimed that the law “does not create any new criminal provisions,” but instead creates “new rights within an existing structure.” Those who opposed the law, including Greg Burt of the California Family Council, criticized the measure when it was in its early stages for being a violation of free speech. “How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others?” Burt told the California Assembly Judiciary Committee in August, according to CBN News.

Well said, Greg..   Wow..  You really can’t make this stuff up, folks.  And, thank God I don’t live in California!  Hopefully this ridiculous, and fascist, bill put together by liberal Dems in Sacramento, and signed law by that idiot hippie Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA), will be challenged in the courts.  Unreal…

ICE to California: ‘No choice’ but to arrest illegal immigrants despite sanctuary state legislation

The head of the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) said Friday that his agency had “no choice” but to arrest illegal immigrants in California’s neighborhoods and worksites despite newly signed sanctuary city legislation in the state. Those arrested would also likely be placed in out-of-state detention centers, ICE Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement. Homan’s comments came a day after California Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat, signed state Senate bill SB54, or sanctuary state legislation. The new state law, which takes effect Jan. 1, will ban police from asking people about their immigration status or participating in federal immigration enforcement activities. Jail officials would be allowed to transfer inmates to federal immigration authorities only if they have been convicted of certain crimes. Homan cautioned the bill helped protect illegal immigrants from deportation and made the state a “magnet.” “Ultimately, SB54 helps shield removable aliens from immigration enforcement and creates another magnet for more illegal immigration, all at the expense of the safety and security of the very people it purports to protect,” Homan warned. However, Brown noted the law does not bar ICE from operating in the state. His office declined to comment further on the ICE statement Friday. “They are free to use their own considerable resources to enforce federal immigration law in California,” Brown wrote. Brown said the law does prevent the “commandeering of local officials” to do immigration work. “These are uncertain times for undocumented Californians and their families, and this bill strikes a balance that will protect public safety while bringing a measure of comfort to those families who are now living in fear every day,” Brown said.

Well, here’s a newsflash…  If they’re living here illegally, they SHOULD be “living in fear every day!”

UC Berkeley Poll: 53% of California Democrats Oppose Free Speech

A new poll conducted by the University of California Berkeley reveals that a majority of California Democrats oppose the First Amendment right of freedom of speech and assembly, at least as it applies to extreme right-wing groups. A plurality (46%) of all Californians feels the same way. The San Jose Mercury News reports: “Forty-six percent of California voters say we’ve gone too far in allowing white nationalists to demonstrate while 43 percent say the rallies should not be restricted and 11 percent had no opinion. And Democrats, especially, appear to be grappling with the complex issue in deep blue California. In the wake of violent protests from Charlottesville to Berkeley, more than half, a full 53 percent of California’s Democratic voters, believe we have gone too far in allowing those demonstrations. Some 50 percent of California Republicans, meanwhile, believe the right to demonstrate should not be restricted, compared with 39 percent of Democrats.” The poll’s results reportedly surprised the pollster who conducted it. “I would have thought the liberals would be defending the right to demonstrate in general,” Mark DiCamillo told the Mercury News. According to the Sacramento Bee, which reported the polling data in further detail, 58% of those describing themselves as “liberal” said that America had “gone too far in allowing white nationalist groups to hold public demonstrations.” The poll was conducted among 1,200 registered voters, with a margin of error of 4%. The results come as UC Berkeley prepares to host a series of conservative speakers later this month, including former Breitbart tech editor Milo Yiannopoulos, who was prevented from speaking on campus in February after Antifa activists and left-wing students rioted. Police are expecting similar violence. In related news, the Berkeley city council voted 6-3 on Tuesday to allow police to use pepper spray for crowd control. The council had banned police from using pepper spray for 20 years. UC Berkeley is known as the birthplace of the campus Free Speech Movement in 1964. In recent years, it has struggled to uphold the principles of that movement, at least with regard to conservative views and speakers.

Female deputy DA found bloody, beaten after gang attack in California: source

A deputy district attorney was the victim of a gruesome gang attack in Orange County, Calif., in an apparent attempt to prevent her from giving closing arguments in a gang murder trial. The woman, whose name has been withheld, stumbled — bloody and bruised — into the Newport Workout gym in Newport Beach early Thursday morning, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported. A trainer inside the gym came to her aid. “It looked as if a bucket of red-blood paint was poured over her head and every part of her face and shirt was red,” trainer Ron Cary told Fox 11, adding that he initially thought the woman had fallen while jogging. “One of the trainers yelled, ‘Call the police.’ She didn’t run and fall, she was attacked,” Cary said. “I overheard her saying she either works for the DA or is the DA of San Bernardino and she’s either in a trial or acting for the murder trial.” San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Christopher Lee confirmed to Fox 11 the following: “A member of our office was involved in an incident that is currently under investigation.” Lee declined to comment further. A law enforcement source told the local news station that the woman was about to give closing arguments in a gang murder trial and may have been targeted by gang members and that she’s been followed before. “I heard things coming out of her mouth like, ‘Was I raped?,’ ‘I was unconscious. I don’t know how long,’ ‘Are they here?,’ ‘Are they coming?’ Still a little scatterbrained,” Cary said. “We turned around and saw a woman who could barely walk covered head-to-toe in blood.” Newport Beach police say the woman was not sexually assaulted or robbed. The victim doesn’t remember anything about her attackers, police said. There were no arrests as of early Friday morning.

Just awful..  We hope this poor woman makes a speedy recovery, and that the animals who did this to her are arrested and properly charged.  As many of you know, we tend to avoid the human interest stories here at The Daily Buzz.  There are plenty of other outlets for that in the checkout lane at your local grocery store.  But, sometimes we make an exception.  Such is the case here..  These are the kind of animals, many of them illegal aliens (i.e. MS-13, etc.), that we need to get off of our streets, and/or round up and get out of our country.  Unreal..

11 Counties Have More Voters than Voting-Age Citizens

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization, has sent a letter to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla on behalf of the Election Integrity Project, noting that there are 11 counties in the state with more registered voters, and alleging that the state may be out of compliance with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). The letter reads, in part: “NVRA Section 8 requires states to conduct reasonable list maintenance so as to maintain an accurate record of eligible voters for use in conducting federal elections.1 As you may know, Congress enacted Section 8 of the NVRA to protect the integrity of the electoral process. Allowing the names of ineligible voters to remain on the voting rolls harms the integrity of the electoral process and undermines voter confidence in the legitimacy of elections. As the top election official in California, it is your responsibility under federal law to coordinate California’s statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.” Judicial Watch lays out the specifics: “[T]here were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).” The letter notes that the percentage in L.A. Country may be as high as 144%. The letter contains a threat to sue the Secretary of State if Padilla does not remove from the rolls “persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of death, change in residence, or a disqualifying criminal conviction, and to remove noncitizens who have registered to vote unlawfully.” It gives Padilla 14 days to respond, and 90 days to correct alleged violations of the law. Padilla has been one of the main voices in opposition to President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, refusing to share voter data with it on the argument that doing so would “legitimize false claims of massive election cheating last fall.” President Trump has claimed that he would have won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election if not for illegal voting, and his administration has singled out California as a possible contributor to that margin. The Election Integrity Project is a California-based volunteer organization that monitors voting irregularities.

Nearly 1 Million Illegal Aliens Now Have Driver’s Licenses in California

The State of California is on track to issue a total of one million driver’s licenses to illegal aliens by the end of 2017. In 2013, California lawmakers passed legislation that allowed illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses if they can prove to the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) their identity and state residency. The plan was one of the largest victories to date by the open borders lobby. Years later, an estimated 905,000 illegal aliens have driver’s licenses in California, according to the Sacramento Bee, despite issuances beginning in 2015. The number of illegal aliens in California with driver’s licenses is likely to surpass one million before the end of this year. In the first half of 2017 alone, more than 83,000 illegal aliens received driver’s licenses in California. Soros groups are currently pushing a plan that would make it illegal to not rent a residence to an illegal alien because of their immigration status.

Wow..  Thanks a lot California Democrats..  Morons..

Enraged Californians rebel against Gov. Brown’s massive tax hike on cars and gas

In California, a state known for its love of driving, high-priced gasoline and history of tax revolts, a rebellion is brewing against Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas-and-car tax increase. In the two weeks since the Democrat signed Senate Bill 1, opponents have launched an initiative drive to repeal the $52.4 billion transportation package as well as a recall campaign to eject a vulnerable Democratic state senator who is seen as the deciding vote for the law. “The voters are enraged,” said Assemblyman Travis Allen, the Orange County Republican behind the repeal initiative, which is pegged to the November 2018 ballot. Gas is already expensive in California — the state vies with Hawaii for the nation’s highest per-gallon prices — and SB1 will make it more so by dinging motorists with a 12-cent-per-gallon excise tax hike on gasoline, a 20-cent increase on diesel and higher vehicle registration fees in order to fill potholes, repair roads and bridges, and expand mass transit. What has Mr. Allen fuming is that lawmakers pushed through the largest fuel tax hike in state history without bringing it before the voters. Instead, they cobbled together a two-thirds vote in both houses of the Democrat-controlled Legislature with no votes to spare. Only one Republican — state Sen. Anthony Cannella — voted in favor of SB1, and that was after his Central Valley district received $500 million for a commuter rail extension and completion of a parkway to the University of California, Merced. “The California voters were absolutely left out of the loop,” said Mr. Allen. “There was certainly not substantive buy-in from the California people, who, according to all of the polling data, are overwhelmingly against raising gas taxes.” In Fullerton, three Southern California radio talk show hosts kicked off a campaign Thursday to recall state Sen. Josh Newman, a first-term Democratic legislator who barely edged out his Republican opponent in November, in retaliation for his vote. “That’s the only thing that works, is to take one of their team members out, politically,” said Ken Chiampou, who hosts with John Kobylt “John and Ken” on KFI-AM in Los Angeles. “If there’s no consequence, no punishment, then they’re going to keep right on doing this crap.” The Los Angeles hosts, joined by Carl DeMaio of KOGO-AM in San Diego, drove home the point by launching their recall campaign at an Arco gas station. They were backed by Jon Coupal, president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, who announced the formation Thursday of Californians Against Car and Gas Tax Hikes in order to target Mr. Newman, whose Senate District 29 is based in Brea. “For years, the state has been diverting gas tax revenue away from roads, only now, with this massive 43 percent tax increase, are they promising to fix them,” Mr. Coupal said in a statement. “We have heard this before, but the only thing Californians can count on is higher taxes.” The organizers are no strangers to ballot fights. Mr. DeMaio was instrumental in placing pension reform before San Diego voters in 2012, and “John and Ken” fueled the 2003 recall of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis. Mr. Newman was chosen for a reason: “He barely won. He’s unknown. He’s only been in office a few months, and it’s a district that’s been the scene of other recalls,” Mr. Kobylt said. “Plus, we have a lot of audience there,” he said. “It’s one of our strongest areas. It was picked for all the right reasons. If you’re going to do something, you want it to have a good chance of working.” California voters have a history of turning against their state leadership. They ignited a national tax revolt by passing Proposition 13 in 1976 and stunned the Democratic establishment by turning out Mr. Davis over an energy crisis and an increase in vehicle licensing fees. Since then, however, the state has undergone a political shift to the left as middle-class residents leave for less-expensive pastures, raising doubts about whether California has enough feisty anti-tax voters left to upend SB1. “The state has drifted leftward in the past decade, so the prospects for another tax revolt are questionable,” said John J. Pitney, a politics professor at Claremont McKenna College. “But if the economy goes down or gas prices shoot up, anti-tax sentiment could surge again.”

Let’s hope the good people of California get off their collective asses and actually throw out these bum Dems who are screwing them over with these outrageous gas tax hikes.  Such things impact ALL of us, as the cost of doing business will result in higher prices for anything originating out of California.