“…you have to have something before you can lose it and California Governor Jerry Brown’s sanity is nonexistent … If any Republican displayed this level of incoherent thought, there would be calls for resignation. The problem with Brown is he has been this crazy since his political career began and I don’t think anyone notices anymore.” (Jerry Brown Loses It: ‘I Hate Everything’)
“By any reasonable, responsible standard, California is off of the rails…Our absurd pot loving dope pushing Governor Jerry Brown, aka the Moonbeam, working hand in hand with a primarily Democratic majority in the State Senate and State Assembly who are principally anti-American Communists, Racists, Socialists, Progressives, and Globalists are creating a frighteningly tyrannical system of governance that is anti-citizen.” — Jim Horn
“If it babbles and its eyeballs are glazed, it probably comes from California.” — Mike Royko
“When the Oakies left Oklahoma and moved to California, it raised the I.Q. of both states.” — Will Rogers
“Nothing is wrong with California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn’t cure.” — Ross Macdonald
Any state once governed by both Ronald Reagan and Conan the Barbarian, is by definition not exactly normal; but, even in a fiefdom world-renowned for its fruits, nuts, and Hollyweirdos, its current bossman stands out like a misshapen pistachio. Still, as long as the once Golden State continues to provide safe haven for the undocumented demented (see Pelosi, Clooney, Cher, and Mad Maxine Waters) Moonbeam Brown might have trouble holding onto his spot in the top five.
Moonbeam grew up in San Francisco, where they’re all a toke or two over the line. He’s been occasionally accused by one or another of the local purge commissions of being insufficiently progressive, a charge which, within the wacky environs of the Left Coast, means someone a notch to the right of Mao Zedung:
“by California standards Brown is viewed as the last adult in Sacramento … After Brown leaves the Capitol, many Californians will miss him not so much for what he has done, but because whatever comes next will be far worse.” (Will Court Filing Salvage Jerry Brown’s Legacy?)
One of Jerry’s problems is that he’s never worked for a living. You can’t expect much from someone who has spent his adult life campaigning for election.
Jerry Brown has been in public office for nearly 40 years: California Secretary of State 1971-1975; Governor of California 1975 to 1983; mayor of Oakland 1999-2007; Attorney General 2007-2011; Governor of California again 2011-2018. Brown ran for president in 1976, 1980, and 1992. “I liked running for president,” he says. “That’s why I did it three times.” (Narcissist Gov. Jerry Brown’s Diversions From Responsibility)
Like most liberals and all psychopaths, Jerry steadfastly refuses to accept blame for any of the multitudinous disasters he’s inflicted. In Moonbeam’s California, there’s no such thing as bad policy. And if there is, it’s ipso facto the fault of a Republican.
In a puff piece of biblical proportions, Brown was on CBS News’ 60 Minutes and criticized President Trump for ignoring the science of climate change, and blames him for exacerbating a problem that is causing California’s fires. “I don’t think President Trump has a fear of the Lord, the fear of the wrath of God…”
Brown recently announced pardons or sentence reductions for some 150 convicted criminals. If only the victims of California’s deranged politicos were so lucky:
The Brown gang passed a law that decriminalized crime. Yes, you read that right! If someone breaks into your car, business, or home and robs you they can get away with a mere citation unless one of the items stolen has a value of over $950.00. If they have a bag full of things deemed worth less than $950.00 individually, their theft of potentially many hundreds or a few thousand dollars of your property will not be considered a felony crime, just a misdemeanor, and a shove out of the jailhouse door… (Chains of Tyranny in California Governance Will Meet the Constitutional Juggernaut)
California will hand over cash expropriated from hardworking taxpayers to drug dealers, provided they are black and have criminal records. Yes, I’m serious:
It’s all part of an effort in the Golden State to help more minorities become “marijuana entrepreneurs.” On New Year’s Day, California became the ninth state to legalize cannabis for recreational use, but officials are worried that not enough blacks will qualify for the permits needed to sell weed legally. To address this “problem,” Los Angeles, Oakland and other cities have created “equity programs” that offer no-interest loans and other perks to people who live in poor black neighborhoods and have been convicted of drug crimes.Those unlucky enough not to be Persons of Politically Preferred Pigmentation will find it harder to get a permit to sell marijuana. If you’re a white applicant, you can improve your own chances of receiving a permit by “incubating” an equity [i.e., black] applicant, which means making him a 50% partner in the business or giving him floor space in your establishment, rent-free.
Then there’s this:
The Golden State, no longer content with simply being the haven for vast numbers of America’s most severely cracked pots, has decided that it will henceforth officially ignore federal law pertaining to immigration policy, a stance which prompted ICE Director Thomas Homan to remark, “[Californians] need to hold these politicians personally accountable…We got to take them to court and we got to start charging some of [them] with crimes.”
The predictable result of letting their freak flag fly uncontrollably? California now has the highest poverty rate in the United States.
Apparently content with futile poverty policies, Sacramento lawmakers can turn their attention to what historian Victor Davis Hanson aptly describes as a fixation on “remaking the world.” The political class wants to build a costly and needless high-speed rail system; talks of secession from a United States presided over by Donald Trump; hired former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. to “resist” Trump’s agenda; enacted the first state-level cap-and-trade regime; established California as a “sanctuary state” for illegal immigrants; banned plastic bags, threatening the jobs of thousands of workers involved in their manufacture; and is consumed by its dedication to “California values.” All this only reinforces the rest of America’s perception of an out-of-touch Left Coast, to the disservice of millions of Californians whose values are more traditional, including many of the state’s poor residents. With a permanent majority in the state Senate and the Assembly, a prolonged dominance in the executive branch and a weak opposition, California Democrats have long been free to indulge blue-state ideology while paying little or no political price. (Why is liberal California the poverty capital of America?)
Life in the former Golden State has become so dismal (except for illegal aliens, Hollyweirdos, crooks, and Democrats — but I repeat myself) that a number of disgruntled residents have decided to declare their independence:
To be clear, they don’t want to leave the United States, just California. “Well, it’s been ungovernable for a long time. High taxes, education, you name it, and we’re rated around 48th or 50th from a business climate and standpoint in California,” said founder Robert Paul Preston. The state of New California would incorporate most of the state’s rural counties, leaving the urban coastal counties to the current state of California.
Linda Ronstadt, Moonbeam’s former gal pal, may have unknowingly warbled the 51st state’s national anthem back in ’74:
Feelin’ better, now that we’re through
Feelin’ better, cause I’m over you
I’ve learned my lesson, it left a scar
Now I see how you really are
You’re no good, you’re no good, you’re no good
Baby, you’re no good…
California, there they go…
Remember how the GOP passed tax cuts that benefitted everyone including businesses that turned those savings into jobs and higher wages? Well, California ain’t having it. The democrats that run the state hate it when they don’t get to take the fruits of other’s labor and waste it on silly crap. California wants to force companies to turn over those tax-cut savings to the state so they can pamper illegal aliens and persecute law-abiding useful people.