Even in Deep Blue Los Angeles, People Are Beginning To Say “Enough!”

That is, “Enough with the taxes, already.” A shrug from voters to struggling L.A. schools, and have a nice summer, kids.

The LA Times is heartbroken that given a choice, taxpayers who already feel overburdened don’t want to pay more in taxes. Isn’t it the Democratic Way to collect more taxes? Not that any problems are ever solved…

A new levy of some kind has failed. Measure EE it was called. Here are some of the comments the reporter has heard.

The district administration is inept, they carped. The union is corrupt and teacher benefits are bloated. Taxes are already too high. Parents are derelict. More money wouldn’t make a difference. Illegal immigration is bankrupting the district.

The last one is telling. Can it really be that in the Liberal Bastion, of LA in the heart of The People’s Republic of California, that voters are finally seeing the impact of illegal immigration? (I’m sure the LA Times will be labeling all of them Racist Trump-supporters in the next day or two.)

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I Don’t Think He Passed a Background Check

So how do those on the Gun-hating Left think this should have played out? Should there be no armed security anywhere? Suspect takes security guard’s gun, shoots woman at Cathedral City restaurant, police say.

According to police, the armed security guard got into a fight with several customers as the business was closing and the suspect took his gun during the altercation

He threatened to shoot the security guard, who was calling 911. He did shoot one woman and pistol-whip another. Eventually the cops caught up with him.

Witnesses followed them and called police, who tracked the vehicle to the Arco gas station on Palm Drive, north of Interstate 10.

Law enforcement officials from several agencies converged on the vehicle and took the suspect into custody around 3 a.m., according to Riverside County jail records.

Bail was set at 1 million dollars. Why grant it at all, I wonder?

Three LA Detectives Contract Typhoid Fever – Maybe

Revisiting the middle ages is not my idea of a vacation. LAPD employee contracts bacteria that causes typhoid fever.

The LAPD said in a statement that it had “learned about an employee from our Central Division who has contracted Salmonella Typhi,” the bacteria that causes typhoid fever.

The department confirmed that a second employee has contracted a lower intestinal infection, but a specific diagnosis has not been determined.

A source who asked not to be named because they were not authorized to speak publicly said that a third employee had also left work with similar symptoms, and that all three employees were detectives.

The CDC says this isn’t typical in 1st world counties.

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness with symptoms that include stomach pain, diarrhea and loss of appetite. It is not commonly found in the United States but rather typically occurs in parts of the world where water is more likely to be contaminated with sewage, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Apparently those parts of the world now include major cities in California.

Modern society was nice while it lasted.

District Attorneys HATE Self-defense

JusticeBut even in the People’s Republic of California, they admit it is legal. DA’s office declines to file charges against man arrested in West Hills double-homicide.

“We cannot file charges because we cannot prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt,” wrote Deputy DA John Morris in a letter explaining the declined charges.

They really wanted to file charges. (Prosecutors have no other reason for being.) But they concede – if you get far enough past the “we really wanted to file” bits, that the evidence points to self-defense.

Self-defense is a human-right, and even in California, it may be your legal-right. Though I wouldn’t count on that.

Throwing Rocks or Throwing Lead? Which Would You Want to Do?

When a mountain lion attacks, that is. Mountain Lion Killed After Boy, 4, Attacked on San Diego Hiking Trail

While the rest of the group dispersed, the father “threw rocks and the animal left the scene.”

But this is California, where everyone is too civilized (domesticated?) to carry a firearm, even when hiking in the wilderness. If could have been so much worse.

The boy was, “Extremely lucky, I mean an 80-pound lion could really did some damage and luckily the dad was there and fended off the animal,” [ SDFD Battalion Chief Rick Ballard] said.

You are only an apex predator, when you are armed. Though our ability to throw accurately is where is all started.

Fahrenheit 451 Seems to be Coming True

I was looking through various news stories for blogging fodder, and I was stopped short by all the video. Police body cameras and security cameras are everywhere. When did all this video end up on news programs? This video reminds me more of Fahrenheit 451 than Nineteen Eighty-four. (The surveillance state usually reminds me George Orwell’s dystopian novel.) LAPD Releases Intense, Disturbing Video Of Officer Being Ambushed

I’m not sure why really, since it doesn’t end in the execution of an innocent man, the way the police chase did in Ray Bradbury’s novel.

I guess what is striking is the glee with which the newscaster describes the events. Even her warning about “very vivid and very violent” video put my teeth on edge.

The censorship part of Fahrenheit 451 has been coming true for some time. Everyone objects to some part of a book until it is eliminated, and finally they just outlaw all books.

Even In California, the LGBTQ Community Is Getting Push-back

Who’d of thought people would push back, and risk being labeled haters in California. Hundreds of Parents Pull Kids From School to Protest LGBTQ Curriculum.

The issue is new lessons that include the accomplishments of LGBTQ Americans, reports Sacramento Fox affiliate KTXL. Many parents say they’re not opposed to the inclusive lessons but to giving them to children at a young age — the curriculum would be rolled out in the second grade, where students are about 7 or 8. Some parents said the curriculum should begin in the fifth grade.

I’m not sure what “the community” is about. In second grade, you should still be learning to read. And expanding vocabulary. General vocabulary. But then the Left has never cared about education. They care about indoctrination.

And you thought it was only prejudiced minorities who had problems with what the Left was up to.