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.