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  • Jim Jones & Harvey Milk: The Secret History

    10/15/2018 12:43:12 PM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    American Conservative ^ | October 15, 2018 | Rod Dreher
    Next month marks the 40th anniversary of two landmark events of American popular culture: the assassination of pioneering gay politician Harvey Milk, and the mass suicide of 900 members of the Peoples Temple cult. If you remember anything about the mass suicide, it’s probably that cult leader Jim Jones was a fundamentalist Christian demon whose Bible-thumping berated brainwashed followers into drinking cyanide-laced Kool-Aid. Harvey Milk, by contrast, is a folk hero. The San Francisco supervisor became a gay-rights saint because he was martyred by a right-wing fanatic. That’s the received history in both cases. But according to author Daniel Flynn,...
  • California becomes first state to require women on corporate boards

    10/01/2018 7:38:01 PM PDT · by Mariner · 83 replies
    The Independent (UK) via Yahoo ^ | October 1st, 2018 | Maya Oppenheim
    California has become the first state in the US to require publicly traded companies to include women on their board of directors. Governor Jerry Brown signed the new measure – which necessitates at least one female director on the board of each California-based public operation by the end of 2019 – into law on Sunday. Firms will need up to three female directors by the end of 2021, depending on the size of their boards. Hundreds of companies will be affected by the law and those who violate it can be fined $100,000 (£76,600) for a first violation and $300,000...
  • California becomes first state to require a woman on corporate boards (barf alert)

    10/01/2018 4:50:06 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 62 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 9/30/2018 | John Woolfolk
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed a bill making California the first state to require public companies to have at least one woman on their board of directors to advance gender equality and help break the corporate glass ceiling. The bill, SB 826, by Sens. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, and Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, was designed to combat bias against experienced, qualified female employees in the workplace. “Yet another glass ceiling is shattered, and women will finally have a seat at the table in corporate board rooms,” Jackson said Sunday on Twitter as she thanked the governor for signing the...
  • Dems to Farm Workers: ‘No, No Puedes’

    09/21/2018 6:08:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    It’s taken nearly five years of administrative battles, legislative interference, and lawsuits, but the California state government has finally counted farm workers’ votes in a union election at the state’s largest fruit grower, Fresno-based Gerawan Farming. The final verdict, tallied on Tuesday, explains why the Jerry Brown administration and Democratic statehouse leaders did everything in their power to destroy the votes without counting them. The margin: 1,098 workers voted “no” to the United Farm Workers, with only 197 workers voting in favor of UFW representation. There still are 635 disputed ballots, but even the math geniuses in Sacramento can see...
  • In a rebuke to Trump, ...Brown signs bans on short-term health plans, Medi-Cal work requirements

    09/23/2018 10:18:37 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    L A Times ^ | Melanie Mason and John Myers
    As a left-leaning state that has embraced the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, California is unlikely to pursue work requirements for that program. But with the Trump administration backing efforts by a handful of states to impose such requirements, backers of the measure said it was important to enshrine in state law that California would not do the same. Critics have said that work requirements will limit the care of those unable to work, including those with chronic physical ailments, mental illness or substance abuse problems. Four states have already taken action to move toward work mandates,...
  • Cal Gov. Brown on Trump: 'Something's got to happen to this guy...he's going to undermine America'

    09/19/2018 10:17:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 115 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his criticism of President Trump in an interview that aired Monday – calling the president a “saboteur” in the fight to combat climate change and saying that “something’s got to happen to this guy.” Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at an environmental summit in San Francisco last week, Brown tore into Trump for the president’s controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria and urged voters to vote for Democrats in November’s midterm elections in an effort to thwart Trump’s agenda. “We never had a president who was...
  • California will launch 'its own damn satellite' as a swipe at Trump, 'Governor Moonbeam' says

    09/17/2018 7:53:20 AM PDT · by ETL · 65 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 15, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday said his state will launch its own satellite in a bid to combat climate change, following up on a promise he made after the election of President Trump. “We’re going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it,” Brown told the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. The Golden State will work with San Francisco-based Planet Labs to launch a satellite that would track climate-change-causing pollutants. The company has already launched 150 satellites, Brown...
  • California and Baden-Württemberg form sister-state relationship [for “climate change”]

    09/16/2018 6:31:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 09.16.2018 | jcg/sms (dpa, AFP)
    The governor of California, Jerry Brown, announced Saturday that his state would join the southwestern German state of Baden-Württemberg in a sister-state relationship with the goal of strengthening climate protection and economic ties between the two. The sister-state agreement comes at the tail end of a global climate summit, organized by Brown, which attracted thousands of politicians, activists, business leaders and others from around the world. The premier of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, joined Brown at the summit in San Francisco for the signing of the agreement. […] “The German connection is alive and well in California,” Brown said. “The fact...
  • California will launch 'its own damn satellite' as a swipe at Trump, 'Governor Moonbeam' says

    09/15/2018 4:36:14 PM PDT · by familyop · 59 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15SEP18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    "We're going to launch our own satellite — our own damn satellite to figure out where the pollution is and how we’re going to end it," Brown told the audience at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco..."In California, with science under attack, in fact we’re under attack by a lot of people, including Donald Trump, but the climate threat still keeps growing," Brown added. "So, we want to know, what the hell is going on all over the world, all the time?"..."If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite," Brown said back in...
  • Clashing with Trump, California governor says to launch climate satellite

    09/15/2018 6:53:54 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09 15 2018 | Reuters
    California Governor Jerry Brown on Friday pledged to launch a satellite that will track and detect the sources of climate pollutants, his state’s latest effort to challenge the Trump administration’s skepticism about the science of climate change. Brown, who was nicknamed “Governor Moonbeam” during his first stint as governor in the 1970s in part because of a proposal he made at the time to launch an emergency communications satellite for the state, said California was teaming up with earth imaging company Planet Labs to develop the technology. “We’re going to launch our own satellite. Our own damn satellite to figure...
  • Jerry Brown Calls Trump A ‘Liar, Criminal, Fool’ On Climate Change

    09/14/2018 5:00:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 48 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | Sept. 14, 2018 | Mary Papenfus
    The president’s moves to dismantle environmental protections are a “major assault” on Americans, California’s governor said at a climate summit Thursday. California Gov. Jerry Brown bashed President Donald Trump’s record on the environment Thursday, saying that Trump will be remembered on climate change as a “liar, criminal, fool — pick your choice.” The Democrat spoke out against the president in introductory remarks at the Global Climate Action Summit that he’s co-hosting in San Francisco. Brown also ripped Trump for taking steps to try to dismantle California’s vehicle emissions standards, rolling back federal controls on power plant pollution, and easing regulations...
  • Climate Change Pimp Gov. Jerry Brown, Ignores Energy Jobs

    09/14/2018 9:24:44 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/14/18 | Katy Grimes
    Defacto leader of The Sky is Falling Chicken Little Party, Gov. Jerry Brown The doomsday predictions of global-warming alarmists would have us believe there are more droughts, more extreme hurricanes and tornados, that arctic snow caps are melting, and all coastal cities are in danger of rising seas. Convinced the sky is falling, Henny Penny and a band of gullible friends march off to tell the king, only to meet their end at the hands of a wily fox.“The sky is falling!” Henny Penny said, in a silly tale about a chicken who believes the world is coming to an...
  • A New Report Details How Nonprofits Are Funneling Millions To Democratic Governors (climate chg)

    09/11/2018 9:13:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/11/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    A new report lays out how liberal nonprofits are funneling millions to Democratic governors to further their agenda. This not only brings up legal concerns, but also raises questions whether this represents “government for hire.” Democratic governors want to mobilize $50 million a year by 2020 for their climate policy agenda. Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown’s upcoming global warming activist summit is part of an effort to funnels millions of dollars from nonprofits to state politicians to advance a liberal climate agenda, according to a new report. Brown’s so-called “Global Climate Action Summit” begins Wednesday and is sure to garner...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs law that aims to get all CA electricity from clean sources

    09/10/2018 12:42:23 PM PDT · by Innovative · 77 replies
    ABC7 ^ | Sept. 10, 2018 | AP
    Brown, who has positioned California as a global leader in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, approved the measure as he prepares to host a summit in San Francisco of climate change leaders from around the world later this week. The renewable energy measure would require California's utilities to generate 60 percent of their energy come from wind, solar and other specific renewable sources by 2030. That's 10 percent higher than the current mandate. The goal would then be to use only carbon-free sources to generate electricity by 2045. It's merely a goal, with no mandate or penalty for...
  • Shameless CA Legislators Pass Bill To Allow Them To Live Outside Their Districts

    09/06/2018 12:16:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/06/18 | Katy Grimes
    Gov. Brown needs to to veto this shameless bill. If lawmakers aren't interested in rubbing shoulders with the residents of their district, they have no business representing them Just as the 2018 legislative session was winding down last week, California lawmakers sent Gov. Jerry Brown a bill that would allow them to live outside the districts in which they were elected and ostensibly represent. What’s next? Mayors who don’t have to live in the cities in which they were elected? City council members who do not have to live in their council districts?
  • SF Court: Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on streets

    09/04/2018 7:06:51 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 40 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 4, 2018 | Rebecca Boone
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Cities can't prosecute people for sleeping on the streets if they have nowhere else to go because it amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, which is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
  • California lawmakers bump gun age to 21, ban gun show, enact long arm rationing

    08/31/2018 8:42:21 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 53 replies
    Guns.com ^ | 08/31/18 | Chris Egar
    A series of four anti-gun bills were approved late this week and are heading to Gov. Jerry Brown for signature. The measures — Assembly Bill 2888 and Senate Bills 221, 1100, and 1177 — passed the state legislature and now head to the state’s Democratic governor for further consideration. AB 2888 would expand who can file for one of California’s Gun Violence Restraining Orders, adding coworkers, employers, and school employees to the list that currently includes family members and police. Such orders, largely pioneered by the state, have been derided as “turn in your neighbor” laws as they allow for...
  • California's Jerry Brown considers easing logging rules to help fight fires

    08/24/2018 8:48:12 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/24/18 | Miranda Green
    California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) is proposing sweeping new legislation that would make it easier for private landowners to cut down trees on their land as the state deals with one of its worst wildfire seasons in years. Brown's plan, which first was reported by the Mercury News Thursday, would allow landowners living on property of 300 acres or less to cut down trees with up to a 36-inch diameter without a permit. The current regulation ends at 26 inches in diameter. Additionally, owners would be able to build private roads up to 600 feet long without getting a permit...
  • California ... law aims to ban yet another thing liberals don't like

    08/21/2018 7:16:10 AM PDT · by Blood of Tyrants · 84 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 8/21/18 | Lauren DeBellis Appell
    In the latest episode of “Banished!” by the People’s Republic of California, Governor Jerry Brown is likely to sign a bill that prohibits restaurants from offering anything other than milk or water with their kids’ meals, under the pretense of preventing obesity. Effectively they’re telling parents they’re not capable of being trusted with their children’s health. It’s Big Brother Knows Best vs. mom and dad. They want to control what little Johnny and Susie drink with their kids’ meal. If restaurants don’t play along they could be fined up to $500. So now California isn’t just the nanny state, it’s...
  • Appellate Court Ordered CA Governor to Return 'Unlawfully Diverted' Subprime Crisis Funds

    08/21/2018 9:47:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/21/18 | Katy Grimes
    After this "reclassification" of intent, the State will probably appeal to the California Supreme Court. Gov. Jerry Brown was recently ordered by the state’s 3rd Appellate District Court to repay more than $331 million in funds the state illegally diverted from a national fund intended to help homeowners struggling with foreclosures from the housing crisis. Instead of complying with the court order, Democrats are pushing through a bill to legitimize the theft of funds. The Assembly already passedAssembly Bill 1829, which makes the statutory changes related to the National Mortgage justifying this theft. AB 1829 was passed on a party...