ToDaZeD CA *facepalm*

where words are like shoes

In the first six months of this year, more than half of the new driver’s licenses issued by California went to undocumented immigrants … [ 443,000 out of 883,000 total licenses issued from January to the end of July, 2015]

…“There’s a huge sense of relief now; it’s a psychological thing,” said Mr. Fraire, 37, who came to the United States with his parents from Mexico more than 25 years ago and recently leased a new black BMW to celebrate receiving his license in May. “I am not completely secure, but I don’t have to worry every time I get into my car.”

Well. sure! Unworried people in new Beemers make for much safer roads.

The State Senate of California last week approved a controversial proposal to provide health insurance – through the Obamacare “exchanges” — to all illegal aliens.

Well. sure! Unworried people in new Beemers with free HellCare make for much safer societies! Wouldn’t want la gente having to steal stuff so they can afford their Amoxicillin.

Unless it’s a reference to interplanetary travelers, the term “alien” will no longer be part of the state Capitol lexicon, or at least the California Labor Code, as Gov. Jerry Brown effectively banned the word with the stroke of his pen Monday. [sponsored by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia]

Si! Idea bueno!

The newly enacted law, originally sponsored by state Sen. Tony Mendoza, D-Artesia (Los Angeles County), will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016, and is intended to modernize California law by removing the term as a legal definition of an undocumented immigrant worker.

“Modernize”

“Clarify”

“Simplify”

“Make It Easier to Understand”

Those are the terms being used to revamp CA laws and regulations at all levels. A recent example involved changing the entire meaning, intent and effect of a regulation re-written by [at the direction of] a head of a local Planning Department.

Under the policy, which went into effect this month, property owners who want to add buildings such as detached garages, workshops or barns to their land cannot construct more than 3,000 square feet total in addition to the main residence, for the lifetime of the property.

A “clarifying” rewrite of local Planning ordinances limits all new building to 3,000 square feet total from 2015 for the lifetime of the property. Whether the property is 5,000 acres or 0.5 acres. Until the sun fades. Or until the property is divided — which, given the rest of the regulations, would take just as much time.

County officials say the new policy… simply streamlines rules already in place.

And by “streamline” they mean “completely change.”

Fortunately, in this instance, the outcry from the public forced them to rewrite the rewrite. For now. But this is ongoing, all kinds of departments are rewriting their ordinances — without public notice or debate by elected officials — claiming to be simply “clarifying” and “streamlining” for “ease of understanding”.

It would be a full time job for a whole passel pf wpeole in every city and county to keep an eye on every danged department and sub deparement of every .gov entity in this, the golden state.

And I’m guessing it’s not just happening in Kleptofornia. Check to see if your local.gov is a member of ICLEI

17 Comments!

  1. oc
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 10:05 am |

    Claire, I feel sorry for the right thinking folks in the Republic of CA, but I also think “why the hell are you still there”?

    OC

  2. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 10:39 am |

    From Asshole Brown down to the lowest assholite in the chain of command, these people are either too stupid and/or brainwashed to change.
    They are beyond redemption.
    I was enraged by Ayers’ group talking of re-education camps and purging 25 million Americans. I used to think Roosevelt’s interning the Japanese or Stalin’s purges were cruel and unnecessary. I thought McCarthy was a bully, but he was right. I’m beginning to wonder how to deal with the Progs to save our country.
    This plague of Prog locusts is spreading everywhere, destroying all they touch, and dealing with it is an appalling and frightening thought. They are cancer cells, beyond redemption, and will metastisize again if they are not expunged.

    Mark Levin’s Liberty amendments would cure many ills, but at this point I despair of summoning 34 state legislatures to act on this via Article V and do it correctly. In addition, if the Progs do not respect a Constitution now, why should we think they would in the future anywhere thay could generate a majority or steal an election? Politics has been and will be a self-serving, venal occupation for 90% of the participants, and laws without severe consequences and the will to apply them will not stop what has already transpired if the locusts still multiply.

  3. mojo
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 12:41 pm |

    Illegal Aliens from Outer Space!

    And they speak Mexican!

  4. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 3:33 pm |

    What’s the new Californese word for “hellhole”?

  5. DougM (quiet, keeps to himself, kind of a loner, nobody thought he’d do anything like this)
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 3:45 pm |

    In Russia CA, sanctuary-city citizen sheriff loses drivers license.

    I like the DL idea.
    It’ll help find the illegal aliens when the eventual roundups/deportations come to pass.

  6. Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:13 pm |

    I have a serious question.

    I know what an illegal alien is, that’s a legally defined term, someone who entered or remains in the country in violation of the immigration laws.

    An “undocumented” alien? Well, that seems pretty clear I suppose, an alien without any documents. And if the term is defined in California law as someone who entered or remains in the country in violation of the immigration laws, then I don’t have a question.

    But if it’s not just “what we call illegal because it sounds nicer” what is, in California, a “documented” alien? Does a California driving license count as a “document”? How about Mr. Freire’s lease papers for the shiny new BMW*? That San Francisco murderer’s probation papers, records of conviction, and previous deportation orders- is he “documented” now?

    *I hope that model has extra strong headlights.

    Since he’s living in the shadows and all.

  7. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:36 pm |

    Off topic, but breaking news is that FBI either has or intends to have H-> server, and has broadened its investigation at least as far as her two aids.

  8. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:43 pm |

    ^ I’m hearing this on the radio, but all that I see in print can be construed to mean that the FBI has the thumb drives she turned over to her attorneys, which of course is the same 50% of her actual emails that she gave the State Dept.

    So progress, but hard to say how much.

  9. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 5:47 pm |

    It is good to see that undocumented aliens now have the drivers licenses to drive their BMWs while the San Fransisco sheriff has his license suspended.

    http://www.breitbart.com/california/2015/08/11/sanctuary-city-s-f-sheriff-drivers-license-suspended/

    Not that I have any sympathy for the sheriff in question.

  10. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 6:27 pm |

    sHrillary’s server should have been seized the moment the FBI knew it existed.
    I wouldn’t be surprised if her Geek Squad tech hasn’t shredded the hard drives and put new ones in.

  11. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 6:43 pm |

    San Fransisco sheriff has his license suspended. for not reporting an accident.
    Mr. Bigshot – like most Dems – is above the law.
    Note he’s wearing four (four!) stars, with a force of 850 employees. What a self-important ass. In most of the US armed forces, that’s about a battalion sized group, which usually rates a Lt. Col or Commander in charge.

  12. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 11, 2015 at 8:22 pm |

    Dick 10: yeah, that was my though as soon as she said the drive had been “wiped.”

  13. The Digital Hairshirt
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 4:32 am |

    Recent news overlooked by many is that the California State Bar has decided to cut the bar examination from a 3-day test to a 2-day test. This is being done, in part, because of low pass rates. The bar examination in California had been considered the hardest in the nation and one of the reasons why California does not extend reciprocity to other states, i.e., allowing an attorney licensed in another state to “opt in” to be licensed in California.

    So, a dumbing down of the bar examination and the fact that last year saw the California court rule that an illegal alien can practice law in California? There goes the value of my bar card.

  14. Posted August 12, 2015 at 7:54 am |

    Aw come on, keeping people from being lawyers because of some racist test is racist.

    And the bar association should look like America!!

    Plus, there is a long standing history of discrimination in the granting of law licenses against people who can’t speak English, people who commit crimes, ignorant people, and stupid people.

    Time for some Affirmative Action! #DumbLawyersMatter!

  15. Ironic in Denver
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 9:20 am |

    ^ Why in the world would CA want to bar* illegal freshly documented aliens from practicing law? They already have a bunch of felons practicing politics, and surely one leads to the other.

    * pun intended

  16. ZZMike
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 11:30 am |

    The nerve of Us the People – thinking we can build on our own property. We’re lucky to have these wise guardians to keep our enthusiastic outbursts under control.

    A few cities have left ICLEI (in OK, TX, FL,….). There’s a strong connection between ICLEI and Agenda 21 (the U.N.)

    dnqdwg “… four stars …” Lots of big-time police chiefs like to play dress-up.

    About that bar exam in CA: there’s way too much emphasis on the history of law as it came down from the Magna Carta. We’re letting that whole Western law thinking have way too much influence in our courts, We need to give more attention to EU law, and the International Court opinions, and maybe more to Chinese law, and let’s not forget Indian law – both of those last two go back way further than our simple-minded system.

    PS: Two illegal aliens were appointed to a city commission in Huntington Beach, CA

    The chairman says it’s OK: they aren’t getting paid.

  17. Lord of the Fleas
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm |

    ^(13) There goes the value of my bar card.

    But as long as your bar tab isn’t affected, you’re golden.