Has Pelosi Caught Bidens’ Dementia? Claims to be Pro-Life While Supporting Legislation to Fund and Kill Babies

She is claiming to be pro-life.  Yet she supports legislation to keep baby killing legal and to use tax dollars to fund the killings.

“In an active promoter of abortions.he press conference, a reporter posed the question, “Speaker, I’d like to ask you about the Women’s Health Protection Act. The Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Archbishop of San Francisco warns that the bill is nothing more than child sacrifice and he calls on Catholics to fast and pray to defeat this bill. You’re Catholic. Your reaction?”

“Yeah I’m Catholic. I come from a pro-life family, not active in that regard,” Pelosi stated. “The archbishop of the city of that area, of San Francisco, and I, have a disagreement about who should decide this. I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.”

If you are pro-life, then it does not matter whether you are from a pro-life family or the teachings of your church lead you to that position.  But don’t claim you are from a pro-life family when you are are a supporter of Planned Parenthood.

Pelosi Responds to Archbishop of San Francisco Condemning the Women’s Health Protection Act

Madaline Leesman, Townhall,  9/23/21 

In a press conference on Thursday, “devout Catholic” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) responded to the Archbishop of San Francisco’s statement that the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA) is “nothing more than child sacrifice” and that he calls on Catholics to pray for the bill to vanquish. Predictably, Pelosi used her faith to defend the bill and her pro-abortion position.

In the press conference, a reporter posed the question, “Speaker, I’d like to ask you about the Women’s Health Protection Act. The Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Archbishop of San Francisco warns that the bill is nothing more than child sacrifice and he calls on Catholics to fast and pray to defeat this bill. You’re Catholic. Your reaction?”

“Yeah I’m Catholic. I come from a pro-life family, not active in that regard,” Pelosi stated. “The archbishop of the city of that area, of San Francisco, and I, have a disagreement about who should decide this. I believe that God has given us a free will to honor our responsibilities.”

WHPA, which is led by Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), would “codify” provisions set by Roe v. Wade into federal law and make it illegal for states to pass abortion-restricting legislation before the point of fetal viability. Fetal viability, as outlined in Roe, is 24 weeks gestation.

As Rebecca reported, the House plans to vote on WPHA soon in an effort to overturn state legislation that restricts abortion access before the 24-week threshold in pregnancy. Namely, Texas’ abortion law, S.B. 8, which went in effect Sept. 1 and was upheld by the Supreme Court, was a catalyst to railroad this bill into law. 

S.B. 8, the “heartbeat” law, outlaws abortion once fetal cardiac activity is detected at roughly six weeks gestation. Additionally, other states, such as South Dakota, South Carolina, and Montana have made efforts this year to curtail abortion.

In a statement published by the Archdiocese of San Francisco on Tuesday, Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone said “[i]t is especially shameful that any self-professed Catholic would be implicated in such an evil, let alone advocate for it.”

“Abortion is homicide….  It is a human life, period. And this human life must be respected,” he continued. “A child is not an object to be thrown away, and neither is a mother’s heart.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the answer to a woman in a crisis pregnancy is not violence but love. This is America. We can do better.”

Itzler: Jews must shake off their prejudice towards the Republican party

Before Roosevelt, American Jews were Republican.  Just like blacks under FDR, Jewish voters changed their allegiance to the Democrat Party—which was then, and now anti-Semitic (remember it was FDR that sent Jews back to Germany during the 1930’s.)  Just a few days ago, the Pelosi led House Democrats took one billion out of the budget that was to go to Israel for the continuation of the “Dome” that stopped terrorist bombs from entering Israel.  While that was over turned, it took the embarrassment fo the racist Democrats to save Israel. 

“Republicans must not lose this outstanding opportunity to register Jews and other religious minorities. Let’s call them “Kennedy Democrats,” after a beloved Democrat whose views are more in line with today’s Republican Party. These moderates have watched in horror as Democrat party leaders bestowed outsized support for thug organizations such as Black Lives Matter. Surrounded by escalating violence, reckless homelessness, and primitive Covid-related lockdowns, and mask mandates, they feel helplessly ignored. Many can’t walk down their neighborhood streets without fearing a brutal attack.

These “Kennedy Democrats” are struggling with rampant inflation that is destroying their paychecks and savings, even as Democrat leadership showers illegal aliens entering through the southern border with taxpayer-funded housing, education, and medical care. Many invading illegal aliens have neither been tested nor vaccinated for COVID-19 and thus their dispersal to many far-flung cites across the U.S. might be a super-spreader event of enormous proportions. We can only imagine the immense government giveaways for Afghan refugees due to Joe Biden’s humiliating capitulation to the vicious Taliban.”

At every turn, the Democrats make it difficult for Jews and people of Faith.  It is time that my fellow Jews vote in their own self interest and security—stop voting for Democrats who hate us and want to destroy our public safety, call us racist (because we are white) and kill our economic opportunities.

Jews must shake off their prejudice towards the Republican party

By Robin M. Itzler , American Thinker, 9/23/21   

How to Tell What the Government Fears Most

In November 2008, I was devastated that Barack Hussein Obama was elected president, but reluctantly accepted his win, believing Americans were so overly focused on electing our nation’s first biracial president that they blissfully ignored his radical lineage.

Then I patiently waited until 2012.

Surely after four years of the left-leaning Obama administration, Americans who valued freedom would realize their mistake and send the radical community organizer back to Chicago (or Martha’s Vineyard). At the very least, my fellow Jews would put space between Obama and their ballot just as Obama tried to put space between the United States and Israel. But contrary to Dick Morris’ nightly proclamations on Fox News, Obama handily won re-election.

By Inauguration Day 2013, I had two choices: slit my wrists or get active. I decided to join a Republican organization and a few weeks later attended my first meeting.  

When I told my mother, who was born on the cusp of the Great Depression, that I was now a member of a Republican club, she was devastated. Years before, she and my father grudgingly accepted that my husband and I “converted” to being Republican but becoming active in Republican politics seemed to be going too far.

For my Jewish parents who came of age during World War II, there were only two political parties: Democrat or Democrat. Perplexed, mom asked, “Why did you join a Christian organization?”

That’s how she, and many Jews today, view the Republican Party. Based on my personal experiences, maybe mom was right.

And then came The Donald

The “America First” president, Donald Trump, enthusiastically followed through on major campaign promises. By 2020, there was no denying that Trump was the most pro-America, pro-Israel president…ever.

That led to the “Jexit movement.” when thousands of Democrat Jews re-registered as Republicans. But it shouldn’t have been thousands of Jews; it should have been an avalanche of millions of Jews reregistering!

Even with mounting evidence of anti-Semitic bias in the Democrat party, meshuggeneh American Jews did what American Jews have always done and voted Democrat. A huge percentage voted for the incoherent, basement-dwelling Joe Biden against the best interests of the United States and its closest ally Israel.

Just look at what happened on September 21, when the Democrat party’s growing anti-Semitic wing insisted that $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system be removed from a bill to keep the United States government-funded. The funds will probably be approved later (most likely attached to the 2022 Defense Appropriations Bill), but this doesn’t change the fact that exuberant anti-Semitic Democrats successfully removed important defense funding for the State of Israel.

According to the Jewish Virtual Library, 2020 was not much different than past elections when Jews voted overwhelmingly for the Democrat presidential candidate:

  • 2000: 79 percent for Al Gore
  • 2004: 76 percent for John Kerry
  • 2008: 78 percent for Barack Obama
  • 2012: 69 percent to re-elect Obama
  • 2016: 71 percent for Hillary Clinton
  • 2020: 76 percent for Joe Biden

Per The Conversation, other religious minorities similarly voted for Biden:

  • Muslims: 85 percent
  • Buddhists: 77 percent
  • Hindu: 78 percent

2022 midterms opportunities

To avoid being the permanent minority party, the Republican Party and Republican organizations must welcome—really welcome—people of all faiths. Religious minorities comprise a small percentage of the U.S. population but are important constituents in certain districts, cities, and states. To paraphrase a famous quote attributed to Senator Dirksen about Congressional spending, “A few voters here, a few voters there, and pretty soon you’re talking real number of voters.”

Republicans must not lose this outstanding opportunity to register Jews and other religious minorities. Let’s call them “Kennedy Democrats,” after a beloved Democrat whose views are more in line with today’s Republican Party. These moderates have watched in horror as Democrat party leaders bestowed outsized support for thug organizations such as Black Lives Matter. Surrounded by escalating violence, reckless homelessness, and primitive Covid-related lockdowns, and mask mandates, they feel helplessly ignored. Many can’t walk down their neighborhood streets without fearing a brutal attack.

These “Kennedy Democrats” are struggling with rampant inflation that is destroying their paychecks and savings, even as Democrat leadership showers illegal aliens entering through the southern border with taxpayer-funded housing, education, and medical care. Many invading illegal aliens have neither been tested nor vaccinated for COVID-19 and thus their dispersal to many far-flung cites across the U.S. might be a super-spreader event of enormous proportions. We can only imagine the immense government giveaways for Afghan refugees due to Joe Biden’s humiliating capitulation to the vicious Taliban.

Even the most apolitical among these moderates are bewildered when forced to wear a mask while Democrat leadership and entertainers party without the Fauci covering. Or when they hear Democrat congressmen shout “defund the police” while hiring their own personal security protection.

Many dispirited “Kennedy Democrats,” especially religious minorities whom Democrats have always taken for granted, are realizing that their values align with the Republican Party: limited government; the importance of property rights; belief in the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights; constitutional separation of powers; stopping Critical Race Theory curriculum; and the right to bear arms, to name countless areas where yesterday’s Democrats are today’s Republicans.

Assuming the Republican Party and Republican organizations want to attract people of all faiths, heartfelt prayers, and spiritual invocations should be given so that every person in the room can say, “Amen.” Think of this as “confirm culture” – the polar opposite of Marxist cancel culture, confirming that people from many different faiths are welcomed in the Republican Party.

It took me several years to go from acknowledging that my values aligned with the Republican Party to re-registering and even longer to join an organization and become active. As an enthusiastic Republican, I want patriotic Americans of all faiths to proudly shout, “God Bless the Republican Party and God Bless the United States of America!”

Now everyone can say “Amen!” to that!

Robin Itzler can be reached at [email protected].

Big residential project in downtown San Jose skids into default

When government gets involved in a project, for the “good of society” expect financial problems, litigation and a finished product worthy of LEGO’s not the real world.

“A big project that would have brought several hundred affordable homes to an up-and-coming downtown San Jose neighborhood has lurched into a default on its loan, leaving its future fuzzy.

The development, if built as proposed as a co-living project, would total 803 units and sprout at 199 Bassett St. in downtown San Jose’s emerging North San Pedro district.

Now, the prospect of foreclosure has jolted the project, which is delinquent on a large loan the property was provided in 2019, according to documents filed with the Santa Clara County Recorder’s Office on June 21.

But the project has tumbled into delinquency on one of its mortgages.

Instead of providing market priced housing, the developer went for “affordable”—now the courts will decide the ownership.  In the meantime this well intentioned effort go become an eyesore in the community, before it becomes a slum.  Congrats to San Jose for its efforts to look like NYC.

Big residential project in downtown San Jose skids into default

Potential foreclosure, uncertain future looms over San Jose housing complex

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An 18-story, 803-unit residential co-living development proposed at 199 Bassett St. in downtown San Jose, concept. A big project that would have brought several hundred affordable homes to an up-and-coming downtown San Jose neighborhood has lurched into a default on its loan, leaving its future fuzzy.

By George Avalos , Bay Area News Group, 9/23/21   

SAN JOSE — A big project that would have brought several hundred affordable homes to an up-and-coming downtown San Jose neighborhood has lurched into a default on its loan, leaving its future fuzzy.

The development, if built as proposed as a co-living project, would total 803 units and sprout at 199 Bassett St. in downtown San Jose’s emerging North San Pedro district.

Now, the prospect of foreclosure has jolted the project, which is delinquent on a large loan the property was provided in 2019, according to documents filed with the Santa Clara County Recorder’s Office on June 21.

But the project has tumbled into delinquency on one of its mortgages.

An office and industrial building at 199 Bassett St. in downtown San Jose. (George Avalos / Bay Area News Group)

The original loan that is now delinquent totaled $14.74 million when it was issued in 2019 by lender Arena Limited SPV, county property records show. The collateral for this loan is the 199 Bassett St. property, which could be seized by the lender to satisfy the delinquent debt.

Starcity affiliate 199 Bassett Owner obtained the loan at the same time that the developer paid $18 million to buy the property.

As of the end of August of this year, Starcity owed $13.63 million on the mortgage, according to the public documents.

These aren’t the only financial complications to challenge Starcity regarding this project.

The seller of the property, an affiliate controlled by the principal executives of Cupertino-based development firm KT Urban, provided $6 million in financing to buyer Starcity, according to a lawsuit filed in 2020 in Santa Clara County Superior Court.

The KT Urban loan isn’t secured by the property as collateral and is a promissory note rather than a mortgage, the court records state.

Starcity, in its first response to the KT Urban lawsuit, categorically denied all of the allegations and claimed that KT Urban had no basis for its complaint.

In June of this year, Starcity was taken over by a rival co-living firm, New York City-based Common. The acquisition, however, didn’t include Starcity’s projects in San Francisco or the downtown San Jose parcel.

The plan at the time was to find a buyer for the San Jose and San Francisco properties.

The loan default on the Bassett Street site might complicate the downtown San Jose effort. Prospective buyers often wait until the foreclosure is complete because they can then buy the delinquent property at a big discount to the loan amount.

“The Starcity site that will be liquidated is in a great neighborhood that has been redeveloped over the past decade,” said Bob Staedler, principal executive with Silicon Valley Synergy, a land-use consultancy.

A new owner could bring a fresh eye to the project.

“It’s hard to imagine that the next developer will keep the existing plans,” Staedler said. “It will more than likely be a proposal for a lower density.”

U.S. Senate Candidate Stumbles on Hornets Nest over Facebook Post

I wish I had thought of this.  See the photo that goes with this article.  A person is holding and umbrella says that just because you do not have an umbrella doesn’t mean my umbrella does not work.  Exchange the term umbrella for vaccine—and you see why Biden and the others do not believe in the vaccine—otherwise they would not worry about those not holding an umbrella.

“The meme certainly did open a debate, and most of it quite unpleasant. A few thousand comments over the weekend turned into 19,000 comments by Monday… and a lot of them from mean girls.

Meuser said his Facebook page views doubled. “I have 686,500 page views, 11,000 reactions, 19,000 comments and 7,200 shares,” Meuser said. “I now have 1.2 million unique viewers on my Facebook page.”

Some comments were written out of fear of COVID:

“And people keep dying needlessly because they fall into the trap of thinking this is correct. Mark Mueser and all the other Conservatives who put forth these stupid statements should be ashamed of themselves. I’m quite sure that the majority of them know that this is bullshit and that people will die because of their posts, but they keep on pandering to anything that gets them a vote. When all your voters die because of your actions you’ll be out in the cold. This shouldn’t even be political, we should have all been behind it from the start and we’d be in much better shape and there would be several hundred thousand more of us.”

Are folks as demented as Biden and refuse to use facts and common sense.  As for me, it is my body and my choice whether I use an umbrella or not.

U.S. Senate Candidate Stumbles on Hornets Nest over Facebook Post

19,000 comments later on meme intended to spark conversation

By Katy Grimes, California Globe,  9/22/21  

California Attorney Mark Meuser is running for U.S. Senate. Many Californians recognize Meuser for his work with attorney Harmeet Dhillon and the Center for American Liberty, and the civil rights representation they have provided.

Recently Meuser announced on Facebook he was running for one of California’s two U. S. Senate seats. His Mark Meuser for U.S. Senate page on Facebook grew steadily. Then, last Thursday, Meuser posted a meme on his Facebook page, and the hornets attacked. Meuser didn’t comment one way or another on the meme. All he said is “I’m just leaving this right here.”

Meme. (Photo: Mark Meuser’s Facebook page)

Meuser told the Globe he thought it was just a way of opening up debate and conversation, like a lot of funny or ironic memes on social media.

The meme certainly did open a debate, and most of it quite unpleasant. A few thousand comments over the weekend turned into 19,000 comments by Monday… and a lot of them from mean girls.

Meuser said his Facebook page views doubled. “I have 686,500 page views, 11,000 reactions, 19,000 comments and 7,200 shares,” Meuser said. “I now have 1.2 million unique viewers on my Facebook page.”

Some comments were written out of fear of COVID:

“And people keep dying needlessly because they fall into the trap of thinking this is correct. Mark Mueser and all the other Conservatives who put forth these stupid statements should be ashamed of themselves. I’m quite sure that the majority of them know that this is bullshit and that people will die because of their posts, but they keep on pandering to anything that gets them a vote. When all your voters die because of your actions you’ll be out in the cold. This shouldn’t even be political, we should have all been behind it from the start and we’d be in much better shape and there would be several hundred thousand more of us.”

and;

Omfg. COVID DOESN’T FALL FROM THE SKY, IT SPREADS FROM PERSON TO PERSON. IF YOU DON’T WEAR A MASK YOU COULD BE BREATHING COVID ALL OVER THE PLACE SO WHEN I WEAR A MASK I’M PROTECTING YOU FROM ME AND WHEN YOU WEAR A MASK YOU’RE PROTECTING ME FROM YOU. This is not on any level complicated.

Others tried to debate commenters with facts:

“stupid needs a response so I’m happy to oblige. Size.

Bacteria are giants when compared to viruses. The smallest bacteria are about 0.4 micron (one millionth of a meter) in diameter while viruses range in size from 0.02 to 0.25 micron. This makes most viruses submicroscopic, unable to be seen in an ordinary light microscope.

Virus =Masks have the same effect as someone throwing sand through a metal octagonal fence.

Bacteria = masks would be a softball thrown at the same fence.

And 2ndly masks trap bacteria that you breath in. Not good.”

Some of those commenters need their mouths washed out with a bar of soap:

“I sincerely wish your parents had used a ‘genital umbrella’ so we could all have been spared your presence. Another fantastic case for birth control.”

and;

“The Pinhead Theory of mask function … of course, Mark Meuser is a Slave – oops, ‘Republican’ Party candidate. Whatta f*ckin’ maroon.”

Still others injected humor:

“Please wear your sunscreen. I burn easy.”

There were many insults directed at Meuser:

“California will put him in his place. This is NOT Trumpistan. We take covid seriously here. Just ask Larry Elder.”

“Well, when you’re talking to trump supporters, you need to speak slowly and use very small words.”

“We have to feel sorry for him. He got a poor education and doesn’t get science. Sad!”

When Mark spoke with the Globe, he said he’s worked on several huge legal cases involving legal issues surrounding COVID mandates, and in doing so, he’s worked closely with many epidemiologists whose expertise was used in the legal cases.

This comment doesn’t fit a category yet it got over 500 replies:

“People who compare rain and umbrellas to deadly pandemics, vaccinations and herd immunity do not get to call anyone stupid.”

But she was called a “Karen:”

“you got vaccinated though, what are you so worried about everyone else for? It’s pretty stupid to tell people what to do Mrs Karen or however you prefer spelling it.”

Or this:

“The death rate is not 0.2%, It’s 2%. That means 1 in 50 people who catch the disease will die from it. Right now it’s spreading rampantly through unvaccinated populations. Vaccinated people are less likely to catch the disease, less likely to spread the disease, and less likely to die from the disease. Nearly all the people filling up hospitals in the south right now are unvaccinated.”

Meuser said he just thought the meme was funny. Turns out he says, he struck a nerve… the sciatica nerve of California. “These are the same people who complained incessantly about President Donald Trump’s ‘mean Tweets,” Meuser said laughing.

And for the record, Meuser said he didn’t design the meme, he just posted it. “I’m not that creative.”

Why people are turning their backs on Hollywood

Hollywood tells you to support higher taxes—but the billionaires and millionaires get tax credits from the State of California.  They want a moral society but for generations they have protected moral perverts, pedophiles and women abusers.  Harvey Weinstein, the King of perverts used women for a generation—and Cuomo in New York was defended by Hollywood.

“Do they practice what they perennially preach?

They claim to be fervent feminists, but they promoted, aided, and protected sexual predators such as R. KellyHarvey Weinstein, and Roman Polanski.  They privately confronted Weinstein about only the people they cared about who were among the many he preyed upon.  Now that Weinstein is in prison, they attack him and narrate their stories of horror.  Calling him out previously in a public manner could have saved his victims.  But at that time, they were focused on getting Weinstein to produce their films.  Polanski still has huge support in Hollywood, with superstars eager to work with him.

They claim to be against guns but never go anywhere without armed bodyguards.  They claim to be committed to the environment but fly via private jet merely to buy a cheeseburger.

They claim to believe in equality but indulge in racist behavior in private.

They are against border walls but have imposing walls all around their properties and even sue those who take aerial photos of their properties.

Their hearts pour with love for illegal aliens, but when the question about their settlement arises, they prefer them to be relocated in low-income areas and emphatically not in their gated communities.

Low IQ, hypocrites—what else is there to say?

Why people are turning their backs on Hollywood

By Rajan Laad, American Thinker,  9/23/21 

Consider the following scenario: 

A shop had been launched in your vicinity.  The proprietor urges the community to support his new business.  You gladly comply and ensure that you make most of your purchases from the establishment.

The business prospers such that in a few years, the owners open several new shops and soon become a well-regarded retail chain.  You are proud to have contributed to their remarkable success in your own way.

Months later, you run into the proprietor.  You greet him warmly and congratulate him on his stupendous success.  To your surprise, the man bears a smug countenance and is indifferent toward your utterances.

He stops you mid-sentence and reprimands you for not wearing your mask properly.  He remarks that your vehicle causes pollution that harms the environment.

He launches into a spiel on societal prejudice.  He provides you with a litany of his life struggles, including the hate he gets on social media, implying that the hateful perpetrators are supporters of the politician you voted for.

All you expected was a pleasant conversation and perhaps some gratitude.  Instead, a tedious lecture and accusations were inflicted upon you.  You give him the benefit of doubt; perhaps he was in a foul mood that day.

Months later, you run into the man, and once again, you are subjected to a condescending sermon and allegations.

You are kind and generous but also self-respecting.  You do not judge others for their life choices and expect others not to judge you for yours.  You obviously do not like to be talked down to and hence decide to take your business elsewhere.

This is probably the reason why Hollywood is rapidly losing its once universal fan base.

Showbiz, as the name suggests, is above everything else a business, which exists to sell products.

The fans invest their hard-earned money, resulting in movies, TV shows, and music albums becoming massive hits.  This enables the luminaries in showbiz to own sprawling mansions and luxurious cars and lead a life of ineffable comfort.

Alas, gratefulness is a rare commodity in contemporary times.  Once the wealth is earned and fame is achieved, the superstars think of themselves as royalty.  They see their fans as the unwashed masses who need to be re-educated about the moralities of life.

Their public appearances and products cease to be funny, entertaining, thought-provoking, and breathtaking.  Instead, they attempt to push their agenda down your throat while claiming they desire to bring about societal change through their work.

Do they practice what they perennially preach?

They claim to be fervent feminists, but they promoted, aided, and protected sexual predators such as R. KellyHarvey Weinstein, and Roman Polanski.  They privately confronted Weinstein about only the people they cared about who were among the many he preyed upon.  Now that Weinstein is in prison, they attack him and narrate their stories of horror.  Calling him out previously in a public manner could have saved his victims.  But at that time, they were focused on getting Weinstein to produce their films.  Polanski still has huge support in Hollywood, with superstars eager to work with him.

They claim to be against guns but never go anywhere without armed bodyguards.  They claim to be committed to the environment but fly via private jet merely to buy a cheeseburger.

They claim to believe in equality but indulge in racist behavior in private.

They are against border walls but have imposing walls all around their properties and even sue those who take aerial photos of their properties.

Their hearts pour with love for illegal aliens, but when the question about their settlement arises, they prefer them to be relocated in low-income areas and emphatically not in their gated communities.

They claim to care for regular people but do not hesitate to sign lucrative production deals with companies that are known to run sweatshops.

They bail out thugs who loot, burn, and destroy your private property and your businesses owned by regular people.  They are not bothered that staffers at awards are compelled to wear masks while they pose for pictures in all their maskless glory.

These people have no moral right even to lead their dogs down the street, let alone lecture the public about morality.

Above all, if they really wanted to bring about any change, they would have worked in the proverbial trenches and gotten their hands dirty.  The sole goal of those making movies, TV shows, and documentaries is to gain fame, money, powers, and awards.  There is nothing wrong with desiring the fine thing in life; it is the pretensions that are most revolting.

It is important to mention Sir Roger MooreAudrey Hepburn, and several others who dedicated significant portions of their lives to the betterment of society.  They did so with dignity and without any condescending lectures.

When you look beyond the pretensions, the sole function of showbiz is to provide a valuable and hopefully memorable or entertaining distraction from the tedium of life.

Here are a few stellar examples of how well it was done in the past at award shows.

Sir Roger Moore, Sir Sean Connery, and Sir Michael Caine presenting the best supporting actor category in 1988.  Video here.

Don Rickles playfully roasting Martin Scorsese at the latter’s AFI Lifetime achievement award ceremony in 2010.  Video here.

Harrison Ford accepting the lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes in 2002.  Video here.

Clint Eastwood honoring pianist Lalo Schifrin at the Governors Awards in 2018.  Video here.

Jack Palance had some fun as he accepted the award for best supporting actor in 1992.  Video here.

There was no display of politics, no moral lectures, just a celebration to honor talent.  It was wholesome fun for people of all backgrounds and demographic groups.  They were truly inclusive.

In the end, the fans are customers and the stars much like shopkeepers.  Customers do not like to be scolded and talked down to by those whom they have made rich and successful.

The lectures became progressively shriller and viler after President Trump was voted in 2016. 

Consequently, the public grew tired of this and rejected the smug, arrogant, and entitled Hollywood.  The proof is low TV ratings and diminished records sales, box office returns, and subscriptions.

Here’s a basic message to all ivory tower occupants in showbiz:

The next time you are in any public forum, begin by expressing your profound gratefulness to all your fans.  Respect them to make choices that they deem appropriate.  You are here merely to provide a distraction and nothing more.  You are rich and famous solely because of your customers.

As we all know, there is a higher likelihood of Afghanistan being peaceful and inclusive than Hollywood ever discovering gratitude and humility.

California Supreme Court Rules Against the Proposed2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission Map Deadline

Can a court force a government agency to provide work, if the agency does not have the information to provide correct maps, hold hearings with the data—since the Census Bureau is months late in providing the data.

““The Commission is disappointed that the California Supreme Court did not agree with our justification for a January 14, 2022 deadline to submit final maps to the California Secretary of State,” stated Commission Chair Neal Fornaciari. “While disappointed with the ruling, the Commission is committed to ensuring continued public participation in the process and to posting the first set of draft district maps by the court mandated date of November 15, 2021 and to delivering the final district maps to the Secretary of State by the court mandated date of December 27, 2021. The Commission would like to thank the Court for its timely consideration and response to our petition.”

If they “meet the court mandated deadline, the work will be shoddy.  But, what if they don’t meet the deadline—what can the court do to them?  NOTHING.  I am in the hope that provide accurate maps and data—even if it takes till mid January—or let the court provide the maps instead—of course that would add months to the process.

California Supreme Court Rules Against the Proposed
2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission Map Deadline

California Redistricting Commission,  9/23/21 

SACRAMENTO, CA—Today, the California Supreme Court ruled on the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission’s (Commission) petition to clarify and/or modify the writ of mandate issued by the Court on July 17, 2020 (Legislature of CA v Alex Padilla S262530)—when it ruled that the Commission should have until December 15, 2021 to submit its maps to the California Secretary of State due to the delay in release of census results. If census results were received after July 31, 2021, the Commission’s deadline would be adjusted accordingly to compensate for the additional federal delay.

“The Commission is disappointed that the California Supreme Court did not agree with our justification for a January 14, 2022 deadline to submit final maps to the California Secretary of State,” stated Commission Chair Neal Fornaciari. “While disappointed with the ruling, the Commission is committed to ensuring continued public participation in the process and to posting the first set of draft district maps by the court mandated date of November 15, 2021 and to delivering the final district maps to the Secretary of State by the court mandated date of December 27, 2021. The Commission would like to thank the Court for its timely consideration and response to our petition.”

The State of California received local level data from the U.S. Census Bureau on August 12, 2021. These data required further preparation by the Statewide Database to allow for the state’s incarcerated population to be counted with the communities of their last known residence and reformat the data for use by the Commission. The Statewide Database published official census results on September 20, 2021. These data are available at: https://statewidedatabase.org/redistricting2021/pl94-legacy.html.

The relief sought by the Commission’s motion aimed to preserve the maximum opportunity for the public to be involved throughout the redistricting process by instituting a January 14, 2022 deadline, and for the Commission to be able to receive and respond to the public’s input, while adhering as closely as possible to the framework envisioned and adopted by the Voters First Act.

Every 10 years, after the federal government publishes updated census information, California must redraw the boundaries of its electoral districts so that the state’s population is evenly allocated among the new districts.

In 2008, California voters passed the Voters First Act, authorizing the creation of the independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw new State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization district lines. In 2010, the Voters First Act for Congress gave the Commission the responsibility of drawing new Congressional districts following every census.

For more information, please visit WeDrawTheLinesCA.org.

Ninth Circuit hands LA a reprieve on sweeping homeless orders

Good news for irresponsible government—a court has decided that you do not really have to help end the homeless crisis.

“U.S. Circuit Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen, writing on behalf of fellow Barack Obama appointees John B. Owens and Michelle T. Friedland, found U.S. District Judge David O. Carter abused his discretion when he ordered Los Angeles officials to set aside $1 billion to address the homelessness crisis and house all homeless people living on Skid Row within 180 days.

Carter, a Bill Clinton appointee, found structural racism — including discriminatory lending, real estate covenants, redlining, freeway construction, eminent domain, exclusionary zoning and unequal access to shelter and affordable housing — created the homelessness crisis which disproportionately affected Black Angelenos.

But the lawsuit filed by LA Alliance for Human Rights — an organization of business owners, downtown LA residents and formerly homeless people — did not claim race discrimination led to the exacerbation of the homelessness crisis in LA, where nearly one in four unhoused people in the United States live.”

Ninth Circuit hands LA a reprieve on sweeping homeless orders

Tents from a homeless encampment line a street in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Some 7,000 volunteers will fan out as part of a three-night effort to count homeless people in most of Los Angeles County. Naomi Goldman, a spokeswoman of the organizer the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, said the goal is to “paint a picture about the state of homelessness.” (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

The panel found the judge’s use of outside evidence and reports to conclude structural racism has caused the homelessness crisis was an overstep of judicial discretion.

Bianca Bruno, Courthousenews,   9/23/21   

 (CN) — Tossing a sweeping court order requiring the city and county of Los Angeles to house homeless people living on the 50-block open air encampment known as Skid Row by October, a Ninth Circuit panel on Thursday found the federal judge in the case lacked the authority to issue such an order.

U.S. Circuit Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen, writing on behalf of fellow Barack Obama appointees John B. Owens and Michelle T. Friedland, found U.S. District Judge David O. Carter abused his discretion when he ordered Los Angeles officials to set aside $1 billion to address the homelessness crisis and house all homeless people living on Skid Row within 180 days.

Carter, a Bill Clinton appointee, found structural racism — including discriminatory lending, real estate covenants, redlining, freeway construction, eminent domain, exclusionary zoning and unequal access to shelter and affordable housing — created the homelessness crisis which disproportionately affected Black Angelenos.

But the lawsuit filed by LA Alliance for Human Rights — an organization of business owners, downtown LA residents and formerly homeless people — did not claim race discrimination led to the exacerbation of the homelessness crisis in LA, where nearly one in four unhoused people in the United States live.

“None of plaintiffs’ claims is based on racial discrimination, and the district court’s order is largely based on unpled claims and theories,” Nguyen wrote.

She added: “To fill the gap, the district court impermissibly resorted to independent research and extra-record evidence.”

The panel remanded the case to Carter for further proceedings “consistent” with the Ninth Circuit’s ruling.

What’s the role of unions in the 21st century?

Is there a role for an organization that blackmails employers, extorts workers and harasses society?  If so, unions fill the bill.  In the 21st century, with technological innovations, the ability to remotely work, with homeschools growing and gun ownership exploding, the need for union help has gone.  Plus young people want freedom to think for themselves—and unions hate that.

“Like union membership across the country, the reach of California’s unions has been declining, reaching a historical low of 14.7% in 2018. The reasons are many and controversial. 

Experts agree that there’s been slower growth in industries with traditionally strong unions, such as manufacturing. Labor organizers often point to fierce corporate opposition against workers who try to organize, and a lack of federal penalties for intimidation or retaliation. Corporations point to declining relevance for workers who are suspicious of alleged corruption or greed within unions. Plus, unions increasingly prioritize spending on lobbying over recruitment, said William Gould IV, a Stanford Law professor who studies labor and discrimination law. “Unions today are spending roughly one-third to one-fifth of what they expended during the ‘30s, the ‘40s or the ‘50s when it comes to union organizing.” 

Unions tout an uptick in membership over the last few years — in 2020, 16.2% of California’s workers were in a union — but that’s far from a recovery.”

Still, thanks to AB 5 more workers will have money stolen from their paychecks to finance the buying of Sacramento and local city councils and school districts—away from workers, parents and the community.  Until workers are free to join, or not join, a union, we will live in a totalitarian State run by a small minority.

What’s the role of unions in the 21st century?

by Grace Gedye, Jesse Bedayn, Melissa Montalvo, Jackie Botts, Nigel Duara and Erika Paz, CalMatters,   9/23/21

Unions have historically formed to ensure fair wages, benefits and better working conditions for their members. They negotiate with businesses and governments on behalf of employees, who either work a particular type of job or in a particular industry. They’re a powerful force in California politics, pushing for a statewide $15 minimum wage, increased paid sick time and greater workplace safety in the COVID era.

But membership, particularly in the private sector that makes up 84% of the labor force, is at historic lows.

Today, unions represent just 16% of California’s more than 15 million workers. At the same time, Californians continue to experience the greatest economic inequality in generations — made worse as the COVID recession dealt the biggest blow to lower- and middle-wage workers.

The Newsom administration says that unions must be part of the solution for reducing economic inequality. But do unions reduce the wage gap? Or do they raise costs on businesses? And why have unions succeeded in organizing the public sector but struggled to gain traction in the private sector? 

What is the role of unions in a 21st century economy? And will workers embrace them?

The birthplace of many national labor movements, California hit its unionization peak in the 1950s, with more than 40% of the workforce unionized. The state has been a trailblazer, carving new paths for collective bargaining. Notably, labor organizing led by legendary activist Cesar Chavez brought wins such as the 1975 California Agricultural Labor Relations Act, establishing the right of farmworkers to form and join unions, a first in the nation.

Since then, California has consistently organized more workers than the nation, particularly in education and health care. In part, that’s because California hasn’t followed a wave of conservative states in passing so-called right-to-work laws, meaning employees cannot be required to join a union in a unionized workplace. But California’s membership rates trail states like Hawaii, where 23.7% of workers are unionized, and New York, at 22%.

Like union membership across the country, the reach of California’s unions has been declining, reaching a historical low of 14.7% in 2018. The reasons are many and controversial. 

Experts agree that there’s been slower growth in industries with traditionally strong unions, such as manufacturing. Labor organizers often point to fierce corporate opposition against workers who try to organize, and a lack of federal penalties for intimidation or retaliation. Corporations point to declining relevance for workers who are suspicious of alleged corruption or greed within unions. Plus, unions increasingly prioritize spending on lobbying over recruitment, said William Gould IV, a Stanford Law professor who studies labor and discrimination law. “Unions today are spending roughly one-third to one-fifth of what they expended during the ‘30s, the ‘40s or the ‘50s when it comes to union organizing.” 

Unions tout an uptick in membership over the last few years — in 2020, 16.2% of California’s workers were in a union — but that’s far from a recovery.

Biden Administration Opposes Honorable Discharges for Troops Refusing to Take Coronavirus Vaccine

Sports, law enforcement, health care, education, entertainment and more have been turned over to politicians.  No one trusts the media any more.  Now the Biden Administration has destroyed the military.  It has mandated the vaccine.  So that means those thinking of joining,, who look at science and ask questions, can no longer be in the military.  Then, if you are in the military and refuse to be treated with gene therapy without being told the risks, you will be dishonorably discharged—ruining people’s lives.

The good news is that Biden is making a dishonorable discharge into some good—and an honorable discharge into something bad—you are a person that cannot think, follows orders and no questions asked if it is going to harm you.  As we already know the vaccine harms the hearts of young men.  So to hire an honorably discharged military person means your company will have extraordinary health care costs.

Biden is making sure the military is not for thinking people who care about their future.

Biden Administration Opposes Honorable Discharges for Troops Refusing to Take Coronavirus Vaccine

Kristina Wong, Breitbart,  9/23/21    

The Biden White House issued a statement this week opposing a provision in a bipartisan defense bill that would prohibit dishonorable discharges for members of the military refusing to get a mandatory coronavirus vaccine.

The Biden administration released a Statement of Administration Policy on September 21, that said the provision, authored by Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), “would detract from readiness and limit a commander’s options for enforcing good order and discipline when a Service member fails to obey a lawful order to receive a vaccination.”

“To enable a uniformed force to fight with discipline, commanders must have the ability to give orders and take appropriate disciplinary measures,” the White House statement said.

Green, an Army veteran and physician, tweeted in response to the statement:

@POTUS is trying to strip out my amendment preventing anything but an honorable discharge for servicemembers who refuse to get the COVID-19 vaccine—an amendment so commonsense that EVERY Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee agreed to it!

Green argued at a House Armed Services Committee markup of the bill earlier in the month, “Any discharge other than honorable denotes a failure to serve the United States to the best of one’s ability, and it significantly impacts an individual for the rest of their lives — future employment and things of that nature.”

He added: “Our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line to serve and we should not destroy their lives with a dishonorable discharge just for making a personal medical decision.”

The Biden Administration also “strongly opposes” another provision that would provide an exemption for troops who have had previous infections and have natural immunity. It said section 720 “would create a new and overly broad exemption from the vaccination requirement for previous infection that would undermine the effectiveness of the requirement.”

Section 716 of the NDAA states:

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a member of an Armed Force under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of a military department subject to discharge on the basis of the member choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine may only receive an honorable discharge.

Section 720 states:

The Secretary of Defense shall establish uniform procedures under which covered members may be exempted from receiving an otherwise mandated COVID-19 vaccine for administrative, medical, or religious reasons, including on the basis of possessing an antibody test result demonstrating previous COVID-19 infection.

The Biden Pentagon in late August ordered that all service members be vaccinated against coronavirus.

On Tuesday, a group of Republican senators announced legislation also seeking to prohibit dishonorable discharges for troops who do not comply with the vaccine mandate, according to The Hill. The senators included Sens. Roger Marshall (KS), Ted Cruz (TX), James Lankford (OK) and Tommy Tuberville (AL).

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COVID economy: California unemployment claims rocket higher, worst in five months

Between bad regulations, AB 5 forcing people to join a union, minimum wage for the unskilled that is $215 an hour, California now has an unemployment problem—add to this the COVID caused firings and resignations.

“California workers filed 75,800 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 18, an increase of 24,200 from the prior week, the U.S. Labor Department reported on Thursday.

The total number of claims is the highest first-time jobless filings have been since the week ending on April 24 — nearly five months ago — when jobless claims totaled 78,600 for that week, this news organization’s analysis of the Labor Department posts shows.

It is also the largest one-week increase since April 3, when jobless filings jumped by 39,100 during the seven-day stretch.

Nationwide, workers filed 351,000 initial claims for unemployment last week, an increase of 16,000 from the 335,000 that workers filed the prior week, the Labor Department reported.

Sacramento is killing the economy and creating poverty—as expected from a Socialist government.  The productive people are fleeing the State—leaving behind the very rich, the very poor, and the illegal aliens to finance socialism.  Never worked in other countries, will not work here.

COVID economy: California unemployment claims rocket higher, worst in five months

Jobless claims in California reach highest level since April

By George Avalos, Bay Area News Group, 9/23/21  

Unemployment claims in California rocketed to their highest level in five months last week, raising uncertainties about the strength of a statewide economy attempting to recover from coronavirus-spawned maladies.

California workers filed 75,800 initial claims for unemployment during the week that ended Sept. 18, an increase of 24,200 from the prior week, the U.S. Labor Department reported on Thursday.

The total number of claims is the highest first-time jobless filings have been since the week ending on April 24 — nearly five months ago — when jobless claims totaled 78,600 for that week, this news organization’s analysis of the Labor Department posts shows.

It is also the largest one-week increase since April 3, when jobless filings jumped by 39,100 during the seven-day stretch.

Nationwide, workers filed 351,000 initial claims for unemployment last week, an increase of 16,000 from the 335,000 that workers filed the prior week, the Labor Department reported.

The jobless claims that California workers filed last week are far higher than what would be normal in a healthy statewide economy.

The 75,800 claims that were filed last week are 69% higher than the average weekly totals for January 2020 and February 2020, the final two months before government agencies ordered wide-ranging business shutdowns to combat the spread of the coronavirus. During those two months, unemployment claims averaged 44,800 a week.