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  1. Emperor Newsom's at it again.  I honestly think the guy lies awake at night just trying to think of ways to make folk who don't think like him miserable:

     

    Newsom to Model New Gun Control Law After Texas Abortion Law

     

     

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    "I am outraged by yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision allowing Texas’s ban on most abortion services to remain in place," Newsom wrote in a statement Saturday.

     

    "But if states can now shield their laws from review by the federal courts that compare assault weapons to Swiss Army knives, then California will use that authority to protect people’s lives, where Texas used it to put women in harm’s way."

     

    He said he has already directed his staff to work with the legislature and the attorney general to craft a bill that would allow private citizens to sue anyone who manufactures, distributes or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit.

     

     

     

    California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks in Los Angeles, Nov. 10, 2021.              

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  2. I enjoyed that game.  :)

     

    And this was just plumb cool:  :lol:

     

         Navy's Diego Fagot, who took the snap and converted on a fake punt, revealed in a post game interview that he didn't know the snap was coming to him.

         As Navy lined up to punt from its own 34-yard line, punter Riley Riethman was all ready to go. Except the ball didn’t come to him and ended up in Fagot’s hands. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound linebacker then took off and stiff-armed a defender to the ground before hurdling over another, as he picked up the first down and then some.

         “It was a mistake,” Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo told CBS Sports about the direct snap to Fagot. “Sometimes you gotta get lucky. Players make plays, and he made a great play."

     

    The espression on the coach's face at 00:17 is priceless.  

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  3. 13 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

     

    Isn't bacon a processed meat?

     

    So's ham... but both are effected.

     

    I think the term "processed" refers to pork that is a component of a product - like sausage.  Or Spam.

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  4. 2 hours ago, Widder, SASS #59054 said:

    "People better get use to eating sausage because when there gets to be a shortage of pigs, there ain't

    gonna be anymore bacon".

     

    ..........Widder

     

     

    This is actually pretty spot on...

     

    In January, california will be banning the sale of unprocessed pork unless the pigs were born on farms meeting certain conditions designed to keep the pigs happy - fewer than 5% of the pig farms in the country meet the standards.  

     

    Bacon prices will likely skyrocket, but since sausage is processed, well... it's okay if it comes from discontented pigs.  -_-

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  5. Senate Bill 1383.

     

    It's restaurants and supermarkets and such that are targeted to "recycle" edibles.

     

    The rest of us are supposed to separate all biologic waste.  I attended a county Board of Ssupervisor's meeting a few months ago to speak my mind on this nonsense... didn't get a chance.  The board meeting hall was PACKED.  And, the Supervisors said that they've been fighting this since well before it was passed - it's barely workable for densely populated cities, and and absurd requirement for small towns and rural areas, which comprise 90% of the state's land area.

     

    The costs of compliance have been calculated, and for us it would bring about roughly a $100+ increase in our monthly trash collection costs, or over $1,200 a year per household to make some sniveling asphalt-licking politicians happy.  :angry:

     

    By the way... Gov Moonbeam signed this into law September 19, 2016.  -_-

     

    https://rethinkwaste.org/businesses/laws-ordinances/sb-1383-state-organics-law/

     

    https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160SB1383

     

     

    Tier One must comply with edible food recovery requirements by Jan. 1st, 2022. This includes:

    • Supermarkets
    • Grocery stores (with a total facility size ≥ 7,500 sq. ft.)
    • Food service distributors
    • Wholesale food markets

    Tier Two must comply with edible food recovery requirements by Jan. 1st, 2024. This includes:

    • Restaurants (with ≥ 250 seats, or ≥ 5,000 sq. ft.)
    • Hotels (with onsite food facility and ≥200 rooms),
    • Health facilities (with onsite food facility and ≥100 beds),
    • State agencies (with a cafeteria with ≥ 250 seats, or ≥ 5,000 sq. ft)
    • Local education agencies (with an onsite food facility)
    • Large venues
    • Large events

     

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  6. 3 hours ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

    No one said it would be easy, or without problems. Nothing worthwhile is. 

    Once anyone starts giving up, then things move toward the impossible. 

    All I hear are complaints, and reasons/excuses as to why things are not done, or changed.

     

    A "world leader"? Perhaps in some things. Other things, not at all. 

     

    Well, Wax, ever heard of the Alamo...?

     

    Y'all are more than welcome to come on out and join the fight.  Or show us the way.   :)

     

     

     

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  7. 42 minutes ago, Injun Ryder, SASS #36201L said:

    To maintain the proper respect in the Saloon (ACS), please do not capitalize california (ncca)!:P

     

    But... sometimes it truly is proper to capitalize "california."  Like when it's the first word in a sentence.  :rolleyes:

     

    Missus Eiren, my seventh-grade English teacher, would require it.  -_-

  8. 5 hours ago, Waxahachie Kid #17017 L said:

     

    One way is to run for office yourself, and effect change from the inside out.

    Get involved in your local races, and start at the foundation. 

    The choice is yours. Get involved, run for office yourself...or...endure it, or leave the state.

     

    It looks like not enough people have gotten mad enough, yet.

    It is possible that they have enough graft money to pay off enough folks to keep them in power????  I wonder.   

     

     

    If it wasn't so late and if I wasn't so tired, I could ramble on at length about this.  Simply put, though, outside of  a few isolated areas a "normal" thinking person running for office would have about the same chance as a rabbit in a dog pound.

     

    You would be verbally attacked, ridiculed, out-spent, have sings and campaign assets vandalized, and possibly worse.

     

    Here's one example of "dirty tricks" (there are more):  The "D" party has a track record of identifying and surreptitiously funding the campaigns for weaker "R" candidates in primaries, thus eliminating stronger opposing candidates in the elections.

     

    Or how about the "gorilla" primary system - only the top two primary candidates make the final ballot, regardless of party.  Voter registration is approximately D = 46.5%, R = 24.1%, and "No Party Preference" = 23.3%, with the remainder scattered among minor "parties."  In recent times, typically we'll see two D's on the ballot for Senator (or other offices) - despite decent R candidates who could not get enough votes in the primary.

     

    There's more.  LOTS more....

     

          

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  9. Crap. Fumblefingers. It's a 2011...

     

    Battery is good; it's a few months old.

     

    I did scan it ~ the only stored code was a "P" whatever that indicated it'd had a loose gas cap at some point.

     

    I felt bad not being able to do more, but I had limited time and the beast was parked at the curb on a really busy, fast street.  I said I'll come back if she can get some folks to push it into the driveway.

  10. A lady I know in another town has a 2011 [corrected] Chevy Impala.  Ran fine, then a couple mornings ago would not start.  Everything electrical works but the starter.

     

    A neighbor of hers offered to help - pulled the starter, bought and installed a new one.  Did NOT test the starter first; no change.

     

    So I happened along this afternoon and listened to her tale of woe.  I had only a short time, so I

     

    a) checked the battery - fully charged. 

    b) had her try a "neutral start" (with some vehicles, you can turn the ignition to 'on,' shift from Park to Neutral, and start, bypassing the neutral safety switch.  No joy. 

    c) I checked the 40 amp starter fuse - good.

    d) swapped the starter relay with another relay from a separate circuit (five of these things are identical!) - again, no joy. 

     

    Oh... and she lost the original keys a few years ago - had one made and coded by a locksmith.  Wondering if it's possible the chip failed?

     

    Suggestions on what to try next?  :huh:

     

     

          

  11. 6 minutes ago, Singin' Sue 71615 said:

    Assembly Bill 1346 would compel the California Air Resources Board to adopt regulations by July 1, 2022, to prohibit emissions from all small off-road engine engines (SORE) including portable generators. While it may be intended to promote the use of battery-operated lawn and garden equipment, it will also result in banning the sale of portable generators in the state as soon as 2024.

    43018.11.
    (a) (1) By July 1, 2022, the state board shall, consistent with federal law, adopt cost-effective and technologically feasible regulations to prohibit engine exhaust and evaporative emissions from new small off-road engines, as defined by the state board. Those regulations shall apply to engines produced on or after January 1, 2024, or as soon as the state board determines is feasible, whichever is later.

     

     
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    Assembly Bill No. 1346
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    An act to add Section 43018.11 to the Health and Safety Code, relating to air pollution.

     

    [ Approved by Governor  October 09, 2021. Filed with Secretary of State  October 09, 2021. ]

     

     
     
     
  12. 1 hour ago, Singin' Sue 71615 said:

    Curious. I don't live there, so have not read the bill.

     

    It's not a bill.  It's a law.  Emperor Newsom signed it October 19.  [Edit:  Signed October 09]

     

     

     

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  13. 59 minutes ago, Subdeacon Joe said:

     

    The biggest problem is that they have convinced a large portion of the electorate that they can provide an endless stream of panem et circenses at the expense of The Rich or Big Corporations but only if The Party maintains its total control of our state government.

     

     

    Sadly, this is likely to be the case.

     

    With the population centers "D" locked and "general gerrymandering," that party owns the state government. Heck... that coupled with the slanted practice of the "Gorilla Primary System," it's now virtually impossible for us to have an "R" senate candidate on the ballots.  :(

     

    The governor (Emperor Newsom) even tried to have Mr Trump blocked from the 2020 California ballot.  

     

     

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  14. 2 hours ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

    It might be the first in Los Angeles in 25 years, but less than 10 years ago two women were killed by cougars north of Rancho Cucamonga, and one was partially eaten.  That is about 35 miles from Los Angeles.  The big cats are still fairy common there.

     

    Oe of our members, Red  Headed Stranger, had a wife who worked for the Pomona area animal shelter.  About fifteen year ago she was called out for a cougar on the J. C. Penney loading dock at the Montclair Plaza.  She tried to tranquilize it, but the police killed it before it could be captured

     

    Gavin Newsom cut his political teeth back in 1990 working on Prop 117, sponsored, as I recall, by his dad.

     

    Prop 117 protected the [not!] "endangered" poor puma, catamount, mountain lion, cougar, painter, whatever...

     

    Hell, those things were never endangered - but the population was monitored and managed by judicious hunting.

     

    Here's a really interesting pre-election discussion of the proposition, the politics behind it, and projected impacts:

     

    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1990-05-29-sp-229-story.html

     

     

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    Walter E. (Howdy) Howard, Ph.D., professor emeritus of wildlife biology at UC Davis, suggests that the standard method of hunting lions--a sure, short-range, clean kill--is more humane than other forms of hunting and certainly more humane than what man is doing to mountain lions in his misguided attempts to protect them. Mountain lions, Howard says, are being loved to death.

     

    “It’s not endangered, it’s not threatened,” he said. “It’s a bloody pest.”

     

     

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    Edna Maita, senior consultant for the Assembly Committee on Water, Parks and Wildlife, suggested that Prop. 117 is a “shortcut” to achieve a de facto endangered listing for mountain lions, without establishing scientific support.

     

    Even Gerald Meral, director of the Planning and Conservation League that sponsored the measure, says: “The mountain lion’s not an endangered species. It is not threatened by extinction from hunting. We would never argue that.”

     

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  15. And lest some wag declare "Well, that's mostly due to inflation!" you can call foul on the [likely lefty] airhead: that $0.279 in 1971 would equate to $1.91 in 2021 dollars.  I'd GLADLY pay a buck ninety-one instead of the cut-rate of four eighteen!  :angry:

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