About that unconstitutional California mag ban

California, as expected, has asked for a stay of Judge Benitez’ ruling pending appeal.

all four factors considered in such a stay request are satisfied. See Humane Soc’y of U.S. v. Gutierrez , 558 F.3d 896, 896 (9th Cir. 2009) (“A party seeking a stay must establish [1] that he is likely to succeed on the merits, [2] that he is likely to suffer irreparable harm in the absence of relief, [3] that the balance of equities tip in his favor, and [4] that a stay is in the public interest.”

1. No way in hell Benitez will see them as likely to win.

2. Becerra suffers no harm from innocent people buying standard capacity mags.

3. Eh?

4. Benitez already made the point that the ban was not in the public interest.

This is all set up for the appeal.

until the Judgment is stayed pending appeal, individuals will be free to acquire new LCMs, and there is evidence that sales have begun already. If Section 32310 is ultimately reinstated by the Ninth Circuit, it will be difficult for the State to remove these new LCMs.

Yep. Just like they are incapable of confiscating once-lawfully owned firearms when they even know who has what where. Unregistered mags? Ain’t happening.

Green California

The People’s Republik of the West is a green leader. They’ve solved all the environmental problems and want to lead the rest of the country into a green Utopia.

Well… not so much.

It turns out that seven (yes, 7) of the top ten most air-polluted cities are in Cal, taking the 2nd through 7th places.

So much for those wind gennies and solar power.

Senator Brain, [Dumbass, Kalifornia]

SB 1424, as amended, Pan. Internet: social media: false information: strategic plan.
his bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
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(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

Since hell will freeze over before I have a physical presence in The People’s Socialist Totalitarian Paradise Hell of Kalifornia again, let me be the first to offer the unsubstantiated rumor that Kalifornicated Senator Pan [District 6: Lamestream Media] is a wholely owned subsidiary of Big Media, Inc., whose plan is to stifle free independent speech by shutting down any possible competition for his owners from small, independent citizens and media outlets who cannot comply with the hugely expensive regulatory burden described in his plan to take over the world.

Evolution in action

California bicyclists would be allowed to roll past stop signs under proposed law
Cyclists would be allowed to pedal past stop signs — without stopping — under legislation proposed by two lawmakers who say it would make the roads safer.

The two-tiered approach to the rules of the road — one for cyclists and one for cars — is unlikely to ease growing tensions over sharing California’s roadways.

I’m in favor of anything that would allow Californians to voluntarily remove themselves from the gene and voter pools.

Calexit?

Oh, hell no.

CALEJECT.

Let’s begin:

February 10: Oroville Dam Break Growing, But No Evacuations — Yet
Despite the growing break in the Oroville Dam spillway, there are no evacuation plans downstream along the Feather River for Sutter County or Sacramento Counties at this time.

Ho hum. Nothing to see here.

February 12: Evacuations ordered over concerns at California dam system
At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam.

Then again…

February 14: Evacuations lifted for communities below Oroville Dam
Authorities lifted mandatory evacuation orders Tuesday for communities below the Oroville Dam.

Never mind. All is sweetness and light again.

But I missed a little something, which my sister brought to my attention.

February 9: Hatchery Emptied as Oroville Dam Spillway Crumbles
California state workers are using tanker trucks to evacuate millions of baby native salmon from a fish hatchery threatened by the crumbling spillway of a major dam.

California Department of Water Resources officials say the torrents of mud, concrete and other debris from the Oroville Dam spillway on Thursday is threatening survival of the young salmon at the Feather River hatchery.

Hatchery managers plan to truck the hatchery’s young salmon to another holding point farther away from the dam.

Yep. Days before the “authorities” saw fit to mention to humans that “maybe just maybe you oughta get outa here”, they were evacuating freaking fish.

Trump’s concerned about illegal aliens voting in Kalifornicatia? I’m thinking it’s Democrat salmon, who clearly have more rights and protection than mere humans. You know, the ones who went for Trump in the 2016 general popularity contest.

“To Suppress the Unlawful Rebellion in Certain Western States”

This would be about the only thing White House “We The People” petitions are good for: tweaking the assholes.

To Suppress the Unlawful Rebellion in Certain Western States
At this writing, two states — California and Oregon — have begun the process of attempting to secede from the United States of America because they are in total disagreement with the nation’s Constitutional electoral process.

In accordance with precedents established in the 19th century we demand that the federal government dispatch troops to put down this rebellion, by force of arms if necessary. Although, frankly, I would settle (and prefer) that all federal monies be cut off from California and Oregon, along with all out-of-state water and electricity.

Feel free to join the satirical fun.

Of course this is satirical. Everyone knows that I’ve actually advocated EXPELLING The Peoples’ Pacifistic Republik of Kalifornia from the Union for years.