California forces boards to have women members

California continues its crusade to social engineer.  In their latest battle nobody asked for, they are now making it a requirement to have at least one board member that is female by the end of 2019.  Via Reuters:

The law would mandate at least two female directors by the end of 2021 if the company has five directors and three women if the company has six or more directors. Violators face fines of at least $100,000 and up to $300,000 for multiple violations of the statute.

“Given all the special privileges that corporations have enjoyed for so long, it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the ‘persons’ in America,” California Governor Jerry Brown said in a statement announcing the bill’s signing.

Silicon Valley tech companies started disclosing workforce diversity figures in 2014, but progress at the top has been slow, underscoring the challenge of transforming cultures that critics say are too homogenous, white and male dominated.

Yes, the ever dangerous and terrible position of having a board that’s too white and male dominated in a country that was founded and cultivated largely by white males.  Definitely can’t have that!

They aren’t even trying to hide it anymore.  They want to replace white men.  Period.  Not that is has to be said, but deliberately placing arbitrary quotas that have nothing to do with job performance or logic is a dangerous precedent, and ultimately fruitless and destructive.  And why is this only a problem in corporate board rooms?  I notice a rather large absence of diversity of NBA basketball teams.  Should we place quotas to require more white people on NBA teams?  After all, they are not proportionally represented on a NBA roster as compared to their proportion of the population.

No, of course that would never happen.  Nor should it.  The free market, or what small idea of the free market we think we have is, only works when it’s allowed to run naturally.  Which means allowing companies to hire whomever they want and put whomever they want on their boards.  If women feel so slighted, here’s an idea, how about start more companies?  Yes, I know, patriarchy.  Privilege.  Victim mindset.

This will not end at corporate board rooms, nor will it end with just a quota for women on corporate boards.  Eventually boards will need to be 20, 50, 100 people large to accomodate all of the requirements to have x amount of women, x amount of Native Americans, x amount of African-Americans, etc etc etc.  Micro-managing into oblivion.

You can get a mastectomy at 13 in California

“Professional guidelines and clinical practice should recommend patients for chest surgery based on individual need rather than chronologic age.”  That is the conclusion the authors of this study have drawn after surgically removing the breasts of 2 13-year old transmales (girls) and 5 14-year olds.  Via bioedge.org:

According to the authors, who are based at the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, “All postsurgical participants (68 of 68; 100%) affirmed the statement, ‘It was a good decision to undergo chest reconstruction.’”

Since the girls were overwhelmingly positive about their operation, the authors contend that “Professional guidelines and clinical practice should recommend patients for chest surgery based on individual need rather than chronologic age.”

However, it’s unclear whether the girls (transmales) had enough time for a mature evaluation of their life-changing decision. For nearly all the 68 participants in the survey, only two years had passed. To affirm that there were “very low rates of regret” among minors seems a bit premature. For instance, a study of women who had a single or double mastectomy found that they were quite unrealistic about life after surgery. “Patients generally thought mastectomy would be worse than it was, and they thought reconstruction would be better than it was,” said the lead author.

The other side of the coin is that the “chest dysphoria” of “transmasculine minors” was said to be so severe that it affected their health. They often resorted to chest binding, which is associated with “pain, rib fractures, light-headedness, weakness, skin infection” and other ailments.

This seems to be the justification for the authors’ conclusion that “Youth should be referred for chest surgery based on their individual needs, rather than their age or time spent taking medication. Individualized, patient-centered care plans should be considered the standard of care for all transgender adolescents, and referrals should be made accordingly.”

So the conclusion of these “professionals” is that we should listen to what children think is the best thing for them regardless of their age.  If a girl thinks she’s a boy and thinks she should have her breasts remove we should listen to her.  Given that you can already lose custody of your child if you refuse hormone treatment it shouldn’t come as a surprise that California is allowing this.  California, forever on the bleeding edge of all things twisted and decadent.

It cannot be stated often enough that children need time to mature and grow and figure themselves out before making drastic, permanent, life-altering decisions like this.   Teens going through puberty are never sure about what they want or who they are.  That’s the entire thrust of what going through puberty is all about, figuring yourself out.  To jump to the conclusion that you are really the opposite sex before even going through this process is premature and downright dangerous.  And don’t think that this isn’t deliberate.  What they teach in schools today, and how they indoctrinate our children, all ties into this increase in transgender surgeries and dysphoria in general.

Primum non nocere, first do no harm, should especially be the primary objective when dealing with teens who have their entire lives ahead of them.  Instead of addressing the root cause of why teens may be this confused about their gender, primarily the Marxist indoctrination they’re receiving in schools, these physicians seem to be skipping all of that and jumping to extreme conclusions and recommendations.  They’d rather prescribe all sorts of psychotropic medications or perform irreversible surgeries than try milder, less intrusive, methods first.  Or, here’s an idea, how about prescribing “watchful waiting” and see if the patient doesn’t have second thoughts a few years down the road?

As the article rightly points out, the follow up for these patients is not nearly long enough out, 2 years or less, for them to see if they’re truly happy or not.  I’d be interested to see a follow up 5, 10, 20 years from now, if the patients are still alive.  Sadly, transgender regret is a very real thing, and their suicide rates are also much higher than the rest of the population.

California looking to blacklist companies working on border wall

Don’t the Democrats like to preach that they are the party of tolerance and inclusion?  Of course we know this is a lie.  They’re tolerant so long as you agree with exactly everything they say.  Toe the party line or suffer the consequences.  Via The Washington Free Beacon:

As President Donald Trump renews his battle with Congress to fund his multi-billion-dollar border wall with Mexico, Democratic lawmakers and liberal groups in California have stepped up their campaigns to blacklist businesses involved in building the border wall.

San Diego is the latest city poised to join the list of California municipalities demonstrating their opposition to Trump’s promised border wall by punishing businesses involved in working or even bidding on the wall prototypes or other border-wall projects.

The majority Democratic San Diego City Council, in a 3 to 1 vote last week, directed city officials to draft an ordinance requiring contractors competing for city projects to disclose any past and present work, as well as planned bids, on parts of Trump’s planned border wall.

“Trump’s border wall does nothing to promote San Diego’s robust economy and our positive international ties with Mexico,” Council President Pro Tem Barbara Bry, a Democrat, said in a statement. “Our region is stronger because of our cross-border exchange with our neighbors to the south.”

I’m all for freedom of choice for consumers to choose who they support and buy products from.  But this is not that.  As the left pushes further to the extreme left and outright Communism, they will continue to ramp up government intervention and control.  Centralized planning is a core tenet of Communism.  And again none of their policies respect a diversity of opinions.  If you do not agree with them they will black ball you and try and ruin your life.  Is it really fair to the construction workers of these countries who are trying to put food on their tables for their families to suffer because the feral left want to take their toys and walk away?  How tolerant!

Nearly 100 out of the estimated 600 companies who have competed for border-wall contracts so far are reportedly based in California, and 10 percent of those firms are Hispanic-owned, according to the Guardian.

I think it’s funny how much they’re willing to hurt their fellow Californians in this blatant attempt to railroad and delay essential infrastructure for border security.  Remember also how much we’re told how racist the wall is.  Sorry, but many legal Hispanics also agree with better border security and lower levels of even legal immigration.  You cannot have a country if you have porous borders that allow in drugs, human trafficking, and a multitude of future welfare recipients on the public dole with zero skin in the game.  As much as Ms Bry wants to obfuscate the truth about our relationship with Mexico, it is possible to control your border and still maintain friendly relations.

Santa Barbara to ban….plastic straws

In a move to make California coastal elites feel good about themselves the city of Santa Barbara is moving to ban plastic straws, with JAIL TIME as a potential sentence for repeat offenders.  Via Fox News:

A California coastal city has become the latest municipality to ban plastic straws, enacting what is potentially the strictest plastic prohibition in the country.

Santa Barbara earlier this month passed the ordinance authorizing hefty fines and even a possible jail sentence for violators who dole out plastic straws at restaurants, bars and other food establishments.

According to the ordinance, violators on their first offense will be given a written warning notice. But the second time a purveyor of plastic straws defies the ban is when the heavy hand of the law could clamp down.

In that case, the ordinance cites penalties from the city’s municipal code for a “fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), imprisonment for a term not exceeding six (6) months.”

In comparison, Seattle, which in the beginning of July became the first major city in the U.S. to ban plastic straws, only fines businesses $250 per offense.

Not that I’d expect anything less from the Communists running this state.  This isn’t the first time California has passed stupid plastic rules.  In 2014, California voted to add a 10 cent fee for every plastic bag purchased in stores.  For various reasons it didn’t go into effect until years later in some cities.  It went into effect in 2016 in San Diego and due to this homeless people began defecating in the streets rather than into what used to be free plastic bags.  This led to a hepatitis A outbreak in San Diego.  Quite the virtue signal backfire.

Further down in the article:

On Tuesday, the board of supervisors in California’s second-largest city, San Francisco, gave unanimous approval to a measure banning plastic straws alongside carryout containers and wrappers treated with fluorinated chemicals.

Supervisor Katy Tang called the negative environmental impact of single-use plastics astronomical.

“San Francisco has been a pioneer of environmental change, and it’s time for us to find alternatives to the plastic that is choking our marine ecosystems and littering our streets,” she said in a statement.

The legislation requires a second approval, which is expected next week, and the ban would go into effect July 1, 2019, along with a new requirement to make napkins, utensils and other to-go accessories available only upon request, unless a self-serve station is available where people can take what they need.

California has a lot of problems.  Plastic straws is not one of them.  It’s hard not to chuckle at San Francisco being “a pioneer of environmental change” given their massive shit problem at the moment.  Probably not the environmental change they’re dreaming about.

Illegals given right to vote in San Francisco

More head scratching, treasonous news out of San Francisco.  Via ABC7:

Monday the Department of Elections Issued Voter Registration Forms for non-citizens who are eligible to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the November 6th 2018 election. The measure passed in 2016 with a close vote of 54 percent to 46 percent following two failed previous attempts.

San Francisco is the first city in the state to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

“As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of Education it is critical that the voices of all parents are at the table particularly those that have historically been denied a voice in the process,” said Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer who represents District 1.

One of the sacred privileges and duties of citizens is the right to vote.  As with all things involving illegals, the left will try to rationalize this away or make it sound small.  “It’s just local education elections.”  It’s non-stop creep.  Local school elections today.  Mayor tomorrow.  Governor the next day.  President next month.

Sorry, Sandra.  There’s a reason these people have historically been denied a voice.  When you commit a crime of this magnitude, generally you do not deserve, and most definitely do not have the RIGHT, to exercise these kinds of liberties.  The level of either sheer stupidity or naivety is truly mind boggling.  Or they are legitimately traitors looking to destroy this nation.  Either way it needs to stop.  Do they really think this will end well for the natives?  Those who built this country?  What a sweet deal these people have.  Not paying their fair share of taxes, shouldering none of the burden of paying for health care, defending the country in wars, or any other of our duties, all the while reaping the benefits of our schools, hospitals, and it’s even looking like they’ll be able to choose who runs the country too.

Think about the ridiculous direction this is going.  Illegals, people who by definition do not belong here, can now vote, and some day will likely be able to vote for their own into office.  It’s already happening.  Legitimately there may be a day where illegals will run the country, voted in by their own.

New initiative hopes to reverse bill that allows illegals to obtain driver’s licenses in California and end Sanctuary Cities

Via The Sacramento Bee:

An initiative that would reverse a law that allows immigrants residing in California illegally to obtain driver’s licenses has been cleared to begin gathering signatures for the 2020 ballot.

The proposal also seeks to eliminate the current “sanctuary state” law and end automatic voter registration practices in California. Don Rosenberg, the main proponent of the proposal and a staunch opponent of illegal immigration, said he believes the plan will increase public safety, reduce voter fraud and prevent traffic fatalities.

More than 1 million illegal immigrants in California have been issued driver’s licenses since Assembly Bill 60 took effect in 2015.

“The line that AB 60 will make the roads safer was totally bull,” Rosenberg said. “It is not safer. It was a complete lie.”

It’s always weird posting these stories.  A lot of people wonder how it was ever passed into law in the first place, understandably so.  California seems to always make the worst possible decision for its legal constituents and caters to a population that doesn’t belong here in the first place.  Sure, hit and runs apparently decreased since allowing illegals to have a license.  Deaths increased, possibly because more of them are now on the road.  Was appeasing them with the ability to get a license a better solution than just enforcing the damn laws on the books and arresting and deporting them instead?  Of course not.

The sanctuary state business is a whole different level of appalling.  Again, another issue that is stupefying to ever believe this bill was ever signed in the first place.  I highly encourage those who can to sign the petition to get this on the 2020 ballot.  It is time sensitive to get the signatures.  More information to come, but you can stay up to date on where to sign and if you want to donate to help the cause here.