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California lawmakers want third-gender option on IDs

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From Fox News: Democratic lawmakers on Thursday introduced a bill supporters say would make California the first state to add a third gender option on state identifying documents.

State Sen. Toni Atkins’ bill would add a non-binary gender marker option for driver’s licenses, birth certificates, identity cards and gender change court orders. The San Diego Democrat says SB 179 would also simplify the process for changing one’s gender on those documents.

Transgender people face discrimination in their everyday lives when they use IDs that do not match the gender they appear to be, Atkins said. The legislation would help transgender people and those who do not identify as either male or female to obtain official documents that match their gender identity, she said.

SB 179 would end the requirements that a person get a doctor’s sworn statement and appear in court even if no objections have been filed when petitioning to change their gender on official documents. The bill would also allow minors to apply for a gender change on their birth certificate.

This legislation would be the first of its kind in the country, said Jo Michael, who works with Equality California, a group that advocates for LGBT rights and is co-sponsoring Atkins’ bill.

“As a person who identifies as transgender and is non-binary, this piece of legislation is important to me on a personal level,” Michael said during a press conference on the bill. “For the first time, Californians could have accurate gender markers that truly reflect who we are.”

The federal government does not offer a third gender option for official documents such as passports. The issue drew national attention in November when a federal judge asked the U.S. State Department to reconsider its decision to deny a passport to a Colorado resident who does not identify as male or female. Government lawyers argued that moving beyond two gender choices on federal documents would hamper officials’ ability to verify identities and backgrounds because they rely on state documents including drivers’ licenses and birth certificates with only male and female gender options.

The California Family Council, a conservative Christian group, opposes adding gender options beyond male and female to state documents, the group’s CEO Jonathan Keller said.

“We believe government documents need to reflect biological facts for identification and medical purposes,” Keller said in a statement on SB 179. “Laws like this will simply erase any meaningful gender definitions, if being male or female is completely divorced from biological facts.”

Sen. Scott Wiener is coauthoring SB 179 and said he thinks California should lead the way in enacting protections for transgender people.

The trans community is under assault in this country. California needs to go in the opposite direction,” the San Francisco Democrat said. “When they go backwards, we go forwards.”

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Court: People have no right to carry concealed weapons in public

MOLON LABE.

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From Q13Fox: A federal appeals court ruled on Thursday that there is no Second Amendment protection for concealed weapons — allowing states to prohibit or restrict the public from carrying concealed firearms.

The en banc opinion by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could set up a new showdown on gun rights at the Supreme Court.

At issue was California’s law on concealed weapons, which requires citizens to prove they have “good cause” to carry concealed firearms to get a license. Plaintiffs challenged guidelines in San Diego and Yolo counties that did not consider general self-defense to be enough to obtain a license.

The 9th Circuit held 7-4 in the case, Peruta v. County of San Diego, that the restrictions on concealed carry are constitutional, ruling that the Second Amendment right to bear arms does not provide a right to carry concealed arms.

Judge William Fletcher

Judge William Fletcher

“The historical materials bearing on the adoption of the Second and Fourteenth Amendments are remarkably consistent,” wrote Judge William Fletcher, going back to 16th century English law to find instances of restrictions on concealed weapons. “We therefore conclude that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms does not include, in any degree, the right of a member of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.”

Fletcher also cited the most recent Supreme Court cases on gun rights, District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, which were major victories for gun rights activists, in making his case.

The Heller decision, authored by Justice Antonin Scalia, solidified a Second Amendment right of the public to keep guns, but it specifically noted the right was not absolute, and Fletcher pointed out that Scalia cited restrictions on concealed weapons as a historical example.

The court was careful to make the ruling narrow. The opinion does not say concealed weapons are unconstitutional, nor does it make any decisions about openly carrying weapons in public.

The case was a blow for gun rights advocates, and sets up the fight on gun rights for the Supreme Court to consider, says UCLA law professor and gun law expert Adam Winkler.

“This case raises the next great question for the Supreme Court: Does the Second Amendment guarantee a right to carry guns in public? And if so, what kind of licensing can states use to permit people to carry concealed weapons?” Winkler said.

The Supreme Court would not necessarily have to take up the case. The ruling does not create a substantive divide among different circuit courts in the U.S., one of the major factors the court considers in weighing which cases to take.

Judge Consuelo Callahan

Judge Consuelo Callahan

Four judges dissented from the ruling, with the main dissent by Judge Consuelo Callahan (appointed by Bush) arguing that California’s laws taken together amount to a substantial restriction on citizens’ right to bear arms for self defense, as protected by the Second Amendment.

Whether the court does or does not take the case, the early 2016 death of Scalia looms large over it. Scalia authored Heller, the most substantial gun ruling in modern history of the court. And Republicans in the Senate have refused to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for replacing Scalia on the court, meaning the eight justice panel can split 4-4.

Without a ninth justice, Winkler said, it’s unlikely the court would take up the case, even with Scalia’s allies on the issue Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas still on the court.

Obama’s nominee to replace Scalia, Judge Merrick Garland, was chosen in large part for his moderate record. But one of the most substantial conservative arguments against Garland has been that his record on guns is too liberal, though his written record on the issue is limited.

The case was argued by Paul Clement, a former solicitor general under the George W. Bush administration and one of the top litigators for conservative causes at the Supreme Court in recent years.

Ever since the Supreme Court decided the Heller decision and a follow up case two years later, the Supreme Court has declined to take another major second amendment case, a frustration Clement cited in a 2013 filing with the court.

In the years since Heller had been decided many expected a “major consideration” or extant firearms laws, Clement wrote. “Instead, jurisdictions have engaged in massive resistance to the clear import of those landmark decisions, and the lower federal courts, long out of the habit of taking the Second Amendment seriously, have largely facilitated that resistance.”

California state Attorney General Kamala Harris said the decision “is a victory for public safety and sensible gun safety laws. The ruling ensures that local law enforcement leaders have the tools they need to protect public safety by determining who can carry loaded, concealed weapons in our communities.”

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Americans Sign Petition To Let Illegals Out Of Prison, No Matter What Crimes They’d Committed

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You’re about to view really stupid people. No I mean Really stupid!!!

Public supports letting murderers, rapists and thieves back on the streets

Steve Watson
Infowars.com
Aug 9, 2013

Another stark reminder of how mind-numbingly slavish many Americans are was provided this week when activist Mark Dice managed to garner several signatures on a petition to release all illegal aliens from prisons, even if they are convicted rapists or murderers.

“Help get the illegals out of prisons and jails, and support Obama.” Dice asked one man, handing him the petition to sign while out on the street in San Diego.

“Yeah why not.” the man replied without question.

Dice then pushed even further by stating, “They deserve a second chance. Murderers, burglars, rapists.”

Still the man continued to fill in his details in support of the proposition, stating “Yeah I hear what you’re saying.”

“We want to release all the illegal aliens from prisons as part of the amnesty program, no matter what crime they have committed.” Dice told another passer by who signed the petition.

“We just need to give them amnesty and citizenship right?” he asked another man.

“mmm hmm” nodded the man, who then also blindly signed the petition.

A Mexican man hesitated at first then shrugged his shoulders and signed the petition without question when Dice explained he’d be “supporting his people”.

“What we figure is by releasing all the illegals from prison, we can help increase the economy and get these people back to work, no matter what they have been charged with; robbery, murder, we need to get these people back in the work force, don’t you agree?” Dice stated in a monosyllabic tone.

“Yeah, thank you.” the man replied.

“As part of the amnesty we’re going to get murderers back on the streets.” Dice told another woman while she signed the petition and said “alright.”

The immigration reform debate is currently raging in the House, with Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-Ill.)today saying that he is confident that enough Republican representatives will back legislation that provides a “pathway to citizenship” for an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants.

Critics have charged that the plan amounts to a blanket amnesty program and will compound the problem by encouraging more illegal immigration.

Dice’s faux petition shows that many Americans are numb to the problem, and will support anything that they believe to be politically correct, no matter how ludicrous it really is.

Dice’s faux petition shows that many Americans are numb to the problem, and will support anything that they believe to be politically correct, no matter how ludicrous it really is.

Previous petitions crafted by Dice and signed by a plethora of people called for repealing the Bill Of Rights,  banning the First and Second Amendments, as well as throwing gun owners in prison, and enforcing mandatory euthanasia of elderly people.

Dice also recently gathered many signatures on a petition to grant President Obama complete immunity to commit any crimes he wishes while in office.

Dice also conducted mock ‘Obama Security Force’ bag searches on the campus of San Diego State University as he trashed the 4th amendment. A number of students complied with having their belongings searched when they were told that carrying a bag was a sign of terrorism.

~Steve~

http://www.infowars.com/americans-sign-petition-to-let-illegals-out-of-prison-no-matter-what-crimes-they-committed/

Why is the Obama regime obsessed with zombies?

There’s a saying that when something happens once, it’s a fluke. Twice, we should start paying attention. Thrice, it’s no longer mere coincidence but is a definite pattern or trend. When it happens a FOURTH time, then we know something out of the ordinary definitely is going on!

This is the case with the Obama regime and zombies. Yes, zombies. The soul-less walking dead who inhabit the nightmarish world of horror movies. The walking dead who aren’t real, except to voodoo cultists like Obama’s mother-in-law Marian Robinson.

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First, the U.S. federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the name of education, published a tongue-in-cheek graphic novel, titled Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic, in March 2011, advising Americans on how to deal with a zombie apocalypse.

In the graphic novel, a “zombie pandemic” has taken place in the southeast of the United States. This is how the CDC describes Zombie Pandemic:

CDC has a fun new way of teaching about emergency preparedness. Our new graphic novel, “Preparedness 101: Zombie Pandemic” demonstrates the importance of being prepared in an entertaining way that people of all ages will enjoy. Readers follow Todd, Julie, and their dog Max as a strange new disease begins spreading, turning ordinary people into zombies. Stick around to the end for a surprising twist that will drive home the importance of being prepared for any emergency. Included in the novel is a Preparedness Checklist so that readers can get their family, workplace, or school ready before disaster strikes. Click on the image below to view the novella. A transcript can be found by clicking on the “accessible text” PDF. To order your own copy of the novella click here.

You can also read the comic on the CDC’s website.

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Next, as reported by Christian Toto of Breitbart on Oct. 29, 2012, Hollyweird director Joss Wedon (“Avengers” and “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) appeared in a video pimping for Obama. Whedon goes on the attack, saying a Romney administration will bring on “the zombie apocalypse”:

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The same day, Oct. 29, 2012, the federal govt held a 5-day military exercise in San Diego to defend the United States against — you guessed it — a zombie apocalypse.

As reported by Julie Watson for the Associated Press, hundreds of Marines, Navy special ops, soldiers, police, firefighters and others participated in a counterterrorism summit, hosted by security firm Halo Corp, at a 44-acre Paradise Point Resort island in San Diego bay. The keynote speaker was former CIA Director Michael Hayden. The five-day summit was an approved training event by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Grant Program and the Urban Areas Security Initiative, which used precious taxpayer dollars to fund the $1,000 per person registration fee and coursework on everything from the battleground tactics to combat wounds to cybersecurity.

Called “Zombie Apocalypse,” the Halo exercise followed the CDC’s campaign launched in March 2011. In the scenario, a VIP and his personal detail are trapped in a village, surrounded by zombies when a bomb explodes. The VIP is wounded and his team must move through the town while dodging bullets and shooting back at the invading zombies. At one point, some members of the team are bit by zombies and must be taken to a field medical facility for decontamination and treatment.

As described by Brad Barker, president of Halo Corp: “This is a very real exercise, this is not some type of big costume party. “Everything that will be simulated at this event has already happened, it just hasn’t happened all at once on the same night. But the training is very real, it just happens to be the bad guys we’re having a little fun with. No one knows what the zombies will do in our scenario, but quite frankly no one knows what a terrorist will do. If a law enforcement officer sees a zombie and says, `Freeze, get your hands in the air!’ What’s the zombie going to do? He’s going to moan at you. If someone on PCP or some other psychotic drug is told that, the truth is he’s not going to react to you. No doubt when a zombie apocalypse occurs, it’s going to be a federal incident, so we’re making it happen.”

According to a report compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who chairs the investigations subcommittee of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee:

The marquee event over the [San Diego] summit, however, was its highly-promoted “zombie apocalypse” demonstration. Strategic Operations, a tactical training firm, was hired to put on a “zombie-driven show” designed to simulate a real-life terrorism event. The firm performed two shows on Halloween, which featured 40 actors dressed as zombies getting gunned down by a military tactical unit. Conference attendees were invited to watch the shows as part of their education in emergency response training. […] According to the firm’s public relations manager, the exercise was brought about “utilizing Hollywood magic,” and setup in a “parking lot-sized movie set [with] state-of-the-art structures, pyrotechnic battlefield effects, medical special effects, vehicles and blank-firing weapons.”

Here’s a video of the Halo exercise (h/t The Examiner):

Why the zombie obsession?

Maybe “zombie” is a code word for something else?

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Sure enough, on the eve of the Nov. 6, 2012 presidential election, after Obama exhorted his supporters to “vote for revenge,” a Democrat activist website, RepublicanZombieDefense.com, released a vile “Get Out the Vote” ad in which Obama supporters use machine guns, grenades, garden shears, and chainsaws to maim, behead, and explode — you guessed it — brain-dead zombies.

The zombies are Mitt Romney supporters, i.e., Republicans and conservatives.

And so, now we know why the Obama regime is obsessed with zombies.

The Nazis had dehumanized Jews as vermin and bacillus before exterminating them. Dehumanizing — regarding another as less than or not human — makes it easier to kill that person. After all, we have no qualms killing bugs or worms or chickens or pigs or cows….

Draw your own conclusions as to what it means that the Obama regime and its acolytes dehumanize their political opponents as zombies, and repeatedly fantasize about killing those zombies.

~Eowyn

Can You Say Oops? San Diego’s Fireworks FAIL: Entire Show Goes Off at Once!

Last night, tens of thousands gathered in and around San Diego Harbor for the Big Bay Boom fireworks show. The Glorietta Bay show is billed as one of the largest in the country and was supposed to be a 17-minute, pyrotechnic spectacular scheduled to start at 9pm. It wasn’t.
Instead of seeing a choreographed, computer-controlled fireworks show synched to music, people saw less than a minute of chaos. Thanks to a glitch in the system, all of the explosives ignited at the same time.

~Steve~                H/T    The Blaze

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/san-diegos-fireworks-fail-gone-in-60-seconds/

Farm Kid

(NOW AT San Diego MARINE CORPS RECRUIT TRAINING)

Dear Ma and Pa,

I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before all of the places are filled.
I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m. But I am getting so I like to sleep late. Tell Walt and Elmer all you do before breakfast is smooth your cot, and shine some things. No hogs to slop, feed to pitch, mash to mix, wood to split, fire to lay. Practically nothing.

Men got to shave but it is not so bad, there’s warm water. Breakfast is strong on trimmings like fruit juice, cereal, eggs, bacon, etc., but kind of weak on chops, potatoes, ham, steak, fried eggplant, pie and other regular food, but tell Walt and Elmer you can always sit by the two city boys that live on coffee. Their food, plus yours, holds you until noon when you get fed again. It’s no wonder these city boys can’t walk much.

We go on “route marches,” which the platoon sergeant says are long walks to harden us. If he thinks so, it’s not my place to tell him different. A “route march” is about as far as to our mailbox at home. Then the city guys get sore feet and we all ride back in trucks.
The sergeant is like a school teacher. He nags a lot. The Captain is like the school board. Majors and colonels just ride around and frown. They don’t bother you none.

This next will kill Walt and Elmer with laughing. I keep getting medals for shooting. I don’t know why. The bulls-eye is near as big as a chipmunk head and don’t move, and it ain’t shooting at you like the Higgett boys at home. All you got to do is lie there all comfortable and hit it. You don’t even load your own cartridges. They come in boxes.

Then we have what they call hand-to-hand combat training. You get to wrestle with them city boys. I have to be real careful though, they break real easy. It ain’t like fighting with that ole bull at home. I’m about the best they got in this except for that Tug Jordan from over in Silver Lake . I only beat him once. He joined up the same time as me, but I’m only 5’6″ and 130 pounds and he’s 6’8″ and near 300 pounds dry.
Be sure to tell Walt and Elmer to hurry and join before other fellers get onto this setup and come stampeding in.

Your loving daughter,
Alice

~Steve~                                 H/T  Terry

America’s 10 Most Promiscuous Cities

Phioto credit: Peter Keusgen

According to data from the free dating site OKCupid, which The Boston Globe calls “the Google of online dating,” Portland, Oregon, has the distinction of being America’s sluttiest city.

Amy Rolph writes for the seattlepi, August 19, 2011, that OKCupid arrived at this determination by mapping where site users seeking “causal sex” are located. Those numbers were converted to percentages to determine which cities are the most promiscuous.

Here are the top 10 sluttiest cities in America:

  1. Portland, Oregon
  2. Seattle, Washington
  3. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  4. Miami, Florida
  5. San Francisco, Calif.
  6. Dallas, Texas
  7. San Bernardino, Calif.
  8. Denver, Colorado
  9. San Diego, Calif.
  10. Houston, Texas