Saturday, August 27, 2016

Target Boycott Surprises the "Progressive" Experts

A boycott against Target over its bathroom policy seems to be costing the retailer more than anyone expected.

This is stirring news, especially coming from the Business Insider

The boycott started in April after Target announced that it would welcome transgender customers to use any bathroom or fitting room that matched their gender identity.

This nonsense about "gender identity" is drawing away from some basic truths about biology and social behavior.

Men or women, male or female, these key determinants have eveything to do with biology, and not with our limited personal preferences.

Granted, manhood or womanhood can portray a variety of values and characters.

Yet core characteristics cannot and should not be ignored.

The announcement triggered an immediate backlash. Critics said the policy opened the door for sexual predators to victimize women and children inside the retailer’s bathrooms, and more than 1.4 million people signed a pledge to stop shopping at Target unless it reversed the policy.

The critics were not needlessly anxious. They were right, and the number of predatory crimes breaking out in Target stores dominated headlines.

And still do.

But Target didn’t back down.

It's a private firm. The company can choose to embrace whatever policies they choose.

But they cannot choose the coneuences, based on the choices which other people--particularly their customers--get to make.

Now shopper traffic is declining for the first time in years, and the company is installing single-occupancy bathrooms in all of its stores to give critics of the policy more privacy. The new bathrooms, which already exist in a majority of Target stores, are costing Target $20 million to install, Fortune reports.

The sickening resilience of ego should disturb anyone watching this corporate version of social justice and farce rolled into one.

The company revealed its traffic declines last week when it reported second-quarter earnings.

Target’s same-store transactions, which is how traffic is measured, fell 2.2% in the second quarter. Overall, sales fell 7.2% to $16.2 billion.

The company cannot hide its massive profit losses, since the company leaders owe transparency to the stockholders.

“In the second quarter, our No. 1 challenge was traffic, which affected sales in all of our merchandise categories,” Target CEO Brian Cornell said last week on a call with analysts.



Cathy Smith, the company’s chief financial officer, added: “Traffic performance showed a meaningful change from prior trend. I want to pause and make it clear that we are not satisfied with our second-quarter traffic and sales performance.”

And the customers in the United States are not comfortable with capitulation to an aberrant agenda which glorifies mental illness.

In the past, even the most widespread calls for company boycotts have tended to blow over within a matter of weeks to months.

Chick-fil-A, for example, faced a nationwide boycott in 2012 after Dan Cathy, the son of Chick-fil-A’s founder, S. Truett Cathy, set off a fury among gay-rights supporters when he told Baptist Press that the company was “guilty as charged” for backing “the biblical definition of a family.”

The CEO was merely voicing an opinion, one which many people happen to share.

Cathy was not trying to force this opinion onto others, nor was he enacting a marginal policy which puts men, women, and children at immediate risk.

Following Cathy’s remarks, reports emerged detailing Chick-fil-A’s many charitable donations to organizations opposed to same-sex marriage.

Despite the backlash, Chick-fil-A’s sales soared 14% in 2012.

Notice that Chik-Fil-A stood its ground in the face of the anti-marriage, homosexual bigots.

Who can forget this brazen act of vandalism in my hometown of Torrance, CA--a crime which was never prosecuted!



Investors seem unsure of the long-term impact of the boycott on Target’s sales, however.


The retailer’s stock is down 1% since the start of the year.

Target makes itself a target for this long-standing boycott as long as the company insists on making political correctness and social posturing more important than providing good service in a safe environment.

Every caring person who is taking on this boycott should be proud to know that their efforts are indeed working!

Daily Mail Article Makes Target Boycott Look Like Backward Bigotry

I read an article earlier this week about the Target Boycott in the Daily Mail.

The pro-transgender bias was so blatant, it would need its own bathroom:


Ever since Target sided with the LGBT community against the North Carolina bathroom law in April, the company's traffic has been down.

First of all there is no LGBT "Community", since a behavior or a set of mental disorders does not define a community.



Homosexual behavior is not an ethnic status.

But it sure sounds like the LGBT "community" are victims, misunderstood in this hostile, backward world.

Target's decision to take a stance on a social cause appears to be bad for business.

Shopper traffic has been declining for the first time in years, ever since the company issued a statement in April, saying transgender customers were free to use whichever bathroom they wanted at their store locations.

The statement was in response to a North Carolina bill that was signed into law in March, requiring students at state school to sue the bathrooms of their birth gender.

Sales are in decline.

Target chose to pander to 0.03% of the population, a category of individuals who struggle with gender dysphoria.



These individuals needs support and treatment, not accommodation and cheer-leading.

Target picked the wrong fight, thinking that the argument of "mere progressivism" would be enough.

It's one thing to be labeled intolerant.

It's uite something else when a friend, a family member, or a loved one is molested or abused in a public restroom.

There is no way to win a war by declaring a resolve to reject biology.

Overall this year, same-store transactions are down 7.2 per cent to $16.2billion.

As long as political correctness and arrogant social engineering takes precedent over providing goods and services, Target will suffer more crippling losses to their bottom line.

The impact of the boycott shouldn't come as a surprise for Target. When they announced the decision to let transgender customers use the bathroom of their identified sex, more than 1.4million people signed a pledge to stop the new policy.

It's unclear how long this downturn in traffic will last. 



The free market gives men and women the liberty to decide whether they will tolerate coerced social engingeering or not.

Target made a huge mistake thinking they could dismiss the "narrow-minded" views of their customers.

The culture wars are turning against the Left, and Target foolishly made itself a target.


Friday, August 26, 2016

Keep Preaching the New Covenant, Kevin Durant!

I like Michael Brown.

I appreciate his fervent advocacy for God’s Word against the secular, dying culture.

When it comes to distinguishing the Old Covenant from the New (2 Timothy 2:15; Hebrews 8:10-12), Brown throws a brick.

He criticized Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant about his new faith in Christ.

Dr. Brown

Check out his stellar interview in Gentlemen’s Quarterly:

He was raised to think: "If I do something wrong, I’m going to hell." Then he met Carl Lentz, who ministers to Justin Bieber and sometimes leads prayers before Knicks games. Carl taught him God was about love. Before, "I felt like I had to follow the Ten Commandments. But we don’t live by that no more. We live by the blood of Jesus. That’s how I feel."

Durant has passed from death to life—“Don’t call me the Slim Reaper”.

This basketball star is learning that God is LOVE!

A three-pointer out of the Word:

“And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him.” (1 John 4:16)

Love does not mean that God accepts our sin, though!

“Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.” (1 John 4:10)

Love means that God the Father has provided freedom from our sins and deliverance into His Life:
“He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. (1 John 5:12)
Dr. Brown faulted Durant’s “theology”, although he offered him the benefit of the doubt:

I truly hope  … that he wasn’t saying, “Because Jesus died for me, there’s nothing left for me to do, since God forgives me no matter what.”

Kevin Durant
Yet indeed, that is exactly what Jesus accomplished for us at the Cross:

 “And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2: 13-15)

Many are shocked to hear the fullness of the Gospel. Paul the Apostle wrote to the Romans:
“What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? 2God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein? 3Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:1-4)

Michael Brown dismisses Durant’s righteousness enthusiasm:

Unfortunately, for many professing Christians today, they have forgotten the words of Jesus who said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments,” and, “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me”.

What commandments was Jesus talking about?

Not the Big Ten handed down by Moses.

They contain the ministry of death:

“But if the ministration of death, written and engraven in stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not stedfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance; which glory was to be done away:” (2 Corinthians 3:7)

Trying to keep the law brings forth sin in us, the same way a spoon stirred in polluted water will manifest the dirt:

“Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.” (Romans 3:20)

These are the new commands which Jesus gave said to His disciples, and to all of us:
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” (John 13:34)



John—the disciple whom Jesus loved—affirmed:

“And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.” (1 John 3:23)

Believe on me. Love one another.

Like many, well-meaning Christians, Brown believes that once we are saved, we live under the Ten Commandments.

Sorry Dr. Brown, but the basketball player scored a slam dunk on this one.

We do not—cannot—live by the Ten Commandments.

Ever read over Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount?

“If you get angry without a cause, you have committed murder.” (Matt 5:21-22)

“If you lust in your heart, you have committed adultery.” (Matthew 5:27-28)

These absolute standards expose our need not just for behavior modification, but for heart transformation, a new life!

We receive that through the perfect blood of Jesus, in that all our sins are put away – forever!

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

“And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.

“For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.” (Hebrews 8: 10-12)

Sorry, Dr. Brown, but Kevin Durant is right.

We no longer live under law, but under grace. (Romans 6:14)

We live by His life, which we receive by His blood:

And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission. (Hebrews 9:22)


So I say to Kevin Durant: Keep preaching the New Covenant!


Al Muratsuchi: Hillary Hocker

Someone needs to tell Al Muratsuchi that nobody wants him.

He lost by a slim margin in 2014, but the point is that he lost.

He needs to go back to the private sector or figure out the proper meaning of "public service."

He doesn't really understand it.

He was a seat-warmer in the state legislature for one term.

Al Muratsuchi


Then the voters fired him.

David Hadley has accomplished more substantive reforms in one term than Al did for one term.

Reminder: David Hadley is a freshman, a Republican, and the Number One Target in the state.

The Democrats want him out.

They cannot believe that this private investment firm banker, with a wife and four kids, and a stable life in the Beach Cities could beat down the Jerry Brown Barack Obama machine.

But he did.

Now, Muratsuchi is begging to come back to the state assembly.

He will not define his opponent.

He will not make a clear case for why he should be elected.

He does not seem interested in talking about South Bay.

He wants to talk about Donald Trump, and how much he loves Hilary Clinton

His latest editorial exposes his misguided priorities.

Take a stand for the South Bay — dump Trump: Al Muratsuchi

With a historic presidential election rapidly approaching, it is time to take a real stand for the South Bay and our country.

Ha! This guy did next to nothing while representing the region.

He caved to the all the corrupt special interests in Sacramento.

For all his claims not to be an ideologue, he voted the Democratic Party line 90% of the time.

Sounds like a very driven, very corrupted politician.

Our next president of the United States is going to be either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, with all due respect to third-party candidates. The choice between Clinton and Trump could not be more clear. The stakes could not be higher — for our children, our families, and our nation.

This is no time to stay on the sidelines of this historic election with your finger in the wind. We cannot afford to sit this one out or cast a protest vote. This election is too important.

No kidding, Al!



I denounce Donald Trump, and his mean-spirited, demagogic candidacy. As Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins recently declared, “Donald Trump does not represent traditional American values.” Fifty of our nation’s most senior Republican national security officials signed a letter declaring that Trump “lacks the character, values and experience” to be president and “would put at risk our country’s national security and well-being.”

First of all, Assemblyman David Hadley is not voting for Trump.

So why is he talking about the Republican Presidential nominee?

As a father, I am most disturbed by the potential reality of Trump as our commander-in-chief with control over our military and nuclear weapons. Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is a thin-skinned bully who is not temperamentally fit to be entrusted with weapons than can end the world as we know it. Former Republican national security officials, including former CIA director Michael Hayden and former Homeland Security secretaries Tom Ridge and Michael Cherthoff, recently signed an unprecedented letter declaring, “Mr. Trump lacks the temperament to be President,” and that he “would be the most reckless President in American history.”

Granted, previous leaders in Washington do not like Donald Trump.

Yet other leaders are disregarding the safety and security of this nation by supporting Hillary Clinton, a corrupt Wall Street corporate fraud who does not live under the rules dictated to everyone else.

Hard-core liberals cannot stand her, and conservatives with any sense wil do everything they can to stop her.

Why is Al Muratsuchi standing with a regressive Washington DC thug like Hillary Clinton?

Vote for me or else!!!!


As a former chairman of the California State Assembly’s Committee on Veterans Affairs and former member of the Governor’s Military Council, I condemn Trump’s complete lack of respect for our nation’s veterans and their families. The Veterans of Foreign Wars condemned Trump for attacking the grieving Gold Star parents of U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, a Muslim American who was killed in action in Iraq. Trump also questioned whether Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot and Vietnam War POW, was a war hero, stating, “I like people who weren’t captured.” This, from a man who received four draft deferments and never served, is inexcusable.

This is the biggest BS excuse of them all.

Khan was a Sharia law adherent.

He had ties to other radical Muslim groups.

Let's also not forget that the father of the Orlando, Florida Islamic terrorist Omar Mateen was a front-row attendee and spectator at one of Hillary Clinton's rallies. Where's the sense in that?

How about all the work and outreach that Trump has done for our military, for our border security, and law enforcement.

For Hillary Clinton, Black Lives do not Matter, neither do Blue Lives, or Women's Lives.

Only her life in politics matters.



As a South Bay resident for many years, I also believe Trump should be unequivocally denounced for his repeated calls to ban all Muslims from entering into the United States. Trump’s call to exclude all people of the Muslim faith during our ongoing war against terrorism is disturbingly similar to what many South Bay residents of Japanese ancestry experienced during World War II. 

This comparison is disingenuous and offensive.

Japanese is an ethic identity, not a religious adherence.

Being Japanese is in the DNA.

Being a Muslim is a matter of choice and ideology.

Nothing could be more simple.

During the war, more than 120,000 Japanese Americans were removed from the West Coast and incarcerated behind barb wire in desolate camps, solely on the basis of their ancestry. Decades after the war, in 1988, President Ronald Reagan apologized on behalf of our nation for this massive injustice that was, according to a congressional fact-finding commission, not based on military necessity, but on “race prejudice, wartime hysteria, and a failure of political leadership.” Trump apparently has not learned from this history, and appears ready to repeat another massive violation of our Constitution, this time against Muslim Americans.

Al neglects to mention that a DEMOCRATIC President by executive order (where have we heard this story before?) forced 120,000 Japanese-Americans into internment camps.

Why won't he call out the dismal record of racism, xenophobia, and ethnic hatred of the Democratic Party?

We need to take a stand against Trump. I am voting for Hillary Clinton. As a former secretary of State, senator, first lady, and lifelong fighter, she is the most experienced and best qualified candidate to lead our nation. I believe in what she stands for: a strong and inclusive America. No candidate is perfect, but there should be no doubt that Clinton would be better for our country, and our children’s future, than Trump.

Hillary Clinton:

1. Failed First Lady.
2. Failed U.S. Senator
3. Failed Secretary of State
4. Failing Presidential candidate.

She has the following things against her:

1. She lies--even when she has no reason to. That's a very deep sickness.
2. She steals from donors to pad her own agenda.
3. She insists on maintaining the open Clinton Foundation

This is a historic election. Take a stand and vote on Nov. 8.

This is a historic election, indeed, one where a Republican incumbent in a purple district will hold onto his seat for his incredible record of service and respect for constituents across the South Bay.

Al Muratsuchi
Union Whore
Final Reflection

Let's face it.

Al Muratsuchi is a union whore.

In 2014, he was a whore for Big Oil.

He is also a Hillary whore.

He will say and do just about anything to promote the most corrupt presidential candidate in U.S. political history.



Unreal.

Young people despise her.

The Middle Class abhors her, since she will only make things worse.

Anyone with half a brain find her incomprehensible.

Why are we settling for this Wall Street Hag?

Al Muratsuchi has a lot of explaining to do. He should be ashamed of himself for supporting an ambitious witch who is out for her own again, who is slowly dying before everyone's eyes but hiding her health from the public.

She left four diplomats die in Benghazi.

She has compromised the security of undercover forces with her corrosive misuses of classified information.

She is an international influence peddler with no regard for the best interests of this country.

She has to go -- and take Al Muratsuchi with him!

How David Hadley (R-Torrance) Helped Pass Civil Asset Forfeitfure Reform

Assemblyman David Hadley (R-Torrance --YES!) has disappointed me at times.

But his latest legislative victory deserves promotion.

Last year, he worked with State Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) to shepherd SB 443 through the state legislature.

The state senate near-unanimously supported the legislation.

In the state assembly, it failed.

Only four Republicans voted for it, but the moderate, pro-business Democrats (?) voted against.

Hadley was really crushed about it at the end of the 2015 legislative session.

When I looked over possible reasons why the  large majority of California Republican Assemblymembers rejected the measure, I noticed that many of them run on a pro law enforcement platform.


Many of them covet endorsements from law enforcement agencies too.

Whether anyone likes to admit it or not, police have relied on civil asset forfeiture, in many cases for dubious reasons.

Originally, the idea was to shut down the funding for drug cartels, when proving actual crime proved elusive.

Now, police departments admit openly that they rely on the unconstitutional practice to pad their resource and expense accounts.

As Assemblyman Hadley had announced during a 2015 press conference: "I value our law enforcement too much for them to have to work on commission."

Indeed.

The bill stalled but thankfully did not die.

Fast-forward to today.

SB 443 finally passed out of the state assembly with widespread bipartisan support.

What made it work this time?

Hadley was leading the charge, stressing the limited government and pro-constitutional aspects of the bill. Senator Holly Mitchell actively promotes a "Black Lives Matter" and anti-law enforcement message. That kind of negativity would not encourage Republicans to support SB 443.

A libertarian lean was needed, and Hadley provided for it.

As he had shared with me:

"It is the right thing to do."

The bill that passed was s a modified reform from 2015. With the new bill--soon to become law--the state cannot seize assets up to $40,000 without proving a crime.

Reason Magazine delineated the other added amendments and revisions:

The conviction requirement remains in this version of the bill, but a section has been added to allow police to seek seizure without a conviction if the defendant doesn't show up for court, flees to evade prosecution, or is deceased.

Some conservatives bellyached, claiming that more wealthy property owners would still get shafted.

I disagree. This reform is monumental.

A freshman Republican Assemblyman smoothed over resistance from colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass a compromise which expands individual liberty while limiting the power of the state. He played offense to get this monumental reform through the state legislature, in one of the bluest states in the union.



Hadley reported on the compromise:

I am proud to be the principal co-author of a significant bipartisan reform bill, SB 443, which passed the Assembly 69-7 on Monday. Los Angeles Senator Holly Mitchell - from across the aisle - is the bill's lead author.

SB 443 reforms civil asset forfeiture, by which law enforcement can take a suspect's cash and property without obtaining a conviction or even charging the suspect with a crime.

SB 443 is a well-structured compromise, the product of several months of serious work. It improves Constitutional protections for Americans while enabling law enforcement to retain an important tool as they combat drug trafficking and organized crime.


Back to the Senate for a concurring vote, and on to Governor Brown's desk! SB 443 is a good example of how bipartisanship and hard work have yielded a great result!

Organized crime will still face stiff challenges to their operations, but innocent individual property owners will no longer have to face legalized theft from rapacious police departments.

Despite its disturbing left-leaning agenda in the page, the American Civil Liberties Union is embracing more libertarian views, which appeal to conservatives.


SACRAMENTO—A California bill to limit civil asset forfeiture abuses was approved today by the State Assembly on a 66 to 8 vote. The bill will now return to the Senate for a concurrence vote.

Senate Bill 443, co-authored by Senator Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) and Assemblymember David Hadley (R-Manhattan Beach), provides individuals with stronger property rights protections by requiring a conviction in most state civil asset forfeiture cases. The bill also addresses a problematic financial incentive that has driven some California law enforcement agencies to bypass state law in favor of federal law, opening the door to abuses.

“Today’s vote is a tremendous victory for fairness and justice,” said Margaret Dooley-Sammuli, criminal justice and drug policy director for the ACLU of California. “For years, the scales of justice were tipped in favor of profits and against the fundamental rights of countless Californians who were unfairly deprived of their life savings and property through civil forfeiture laws. Today, the Legislature got it right.”

People before profits--where have I heard this statement before?

The progressive left loves to pretend that they care about people more than money. In California, however, the Democratic Dominance is riddled with cronyism and corruption, where local and statewide lawmakers pretend to do what is best for others, but really want to enrich themselves.

This reform ends one destructive practice.

Let's hope that more states and lawmakers embrace this thoughtful process for future reforms.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Qué Verguenza, Marin! (Shame Shame on Rosario!)

Rosario Marin is a fellow Californian, and a Hispanic female Republican. What more could the California GOP have hoped for?

She served as a councilmember, then mayor in the deep blue, and now deeply corrupt city of Huntington Park, the same city where I continue protesting the appointment of two illegal aliens to city commissions. Sadly, Marin has remained silent about this outrageous travesty, although she has helped campaign for other Hispanic Republicans running for office in California.

Rosario Marin
As Mayor of Huntington Park


She was promoted from Little TJ to Big DC, where she served as George W. Bush’s first Secretary of the Treasury. She returned to California two years later, ran for U.S. Senate to challenge Boxer. Marin was hoping to ride this 2004 wave of GOP resurgence. After all, she just left one high-profile federal position to win another. She later pledged to potential donors that she would solve the California—and the national Republican Party’s—“white male problem.”  She lost the U.S. Senate primary, but Governor Schwarzenegger appointed her to two governing boards. She had a lot going for her as a locally elected official, suddenly vaulted to federal office. Even if she sought statewide office and lost, she had so much to offer her state.

I thought I knew enough about Rosario Marin. But as more is revealed, I now foind her worthy of revulsion. Four months ago, having stumped for Jeb Bush, she announced that she would not endorse or support Donald Trump for President.


Why? From Fox News Latino:

Marin says she is too stung by Trump’s rhetoric about Mexico, and about undocumented immigrants, to bring herself to even consider being part of any process that promotes him for president.

Mexico secures their southern border with big walls and armed military. Why can’t the United States? “Undocumented immigrants.” Excuse me? That insensitive rhetoric is a slap in the face to the millions of legal residents who worked hard, played by the rules, and earned their citizenship. She won’t call those in the country illegally who they really are: illegal aliens. Human beings can be illegal if they enter a country and reside unlawfully. I don’t care if that stings you, Rosario!

“I have been the spokesperson for five presidential Republican campaigns,” Marin told Fox News Latino. “I have attended the previous five Republican national conventions. I’m not going this year, and I am not campaigning for him. I would never, never, ever vote for the little orange man.”

How very petty of her. Men and women of diverse ethnic backgrounds support Donald Trump. They will move on without you!

Now she announces that she will vote for the sick, little white woman in a crappy pantsuit:

The proverb is the motto for
Huntington Park

So, for me to consider the unthinkable—to vote for a Democrat—has been a profound soul searching process. Leaders are tested time and time again and so, I will stand up for my community against the menace of a tyrannical presidency that does not value the countless contributions of immigrants across its beautiful and bountiful history.

How can anyone voting for Hillary Clinton claim to engage in soul-searching? Or claim to have a soul, especially if she is a Republican? Rosario Marin has lost her senses and integrity. 

 “My people—My community”, Marin claims to speak for all Hispanics. Such rhetoric is particularly annoying, and often heard from Hispanic liberals.  

This Hispanic-American—AND Trump supporter--blasted the Anaheim City Council for a motion of censure against Trump.

This Mexican-American is voting for Donald Trump.


Mexican-American Francisco Rivera has shared his story many times. Hey, Rosario, he’s a Huntington Park resident voting for Donald Trump. You really don’t know what “your people” want, do you?!

Marin’s presumptuous mind-reading is more than short-sighted or prejudiced. It’s endemic of the Democratic-Republican Establishment mentality that has corroded our government, has so sickened the American public.

Yet for Marin, her answer is “No me importa”.

I have disagreed with and criticized Hillary Clinton’s positions, but I have come to the conclusion that she would be a far better president than the Republican candidate could ever be.

Does she use Twitter? Social media? Anything? Hispanics routinely pillory Hillary’s hispandering, i.e. “How Hillary is like your Abuela”. Seriously? Last time I checked, grandmothers don’t take big checks from terrorist nations.
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Forget the “white male problem”, let’s talk about the Democrat-Republican political Establishment problem.

And Marin is the symbol of it.

She was a Bush operative. Believe me, after eight years of Obama, I would vote for W. again. But I do not miss his policies of poorly planned military ventures, bailouts for big banks, budget-busting appropriations. Bush also wanted amnesty, but the American people wanted a secure border and the rule of law. They still do.

Political elites like Marin, regardless of their skin color, just do not get it. And that’s plenty evident in Marin’s offensive, abusive, and shameful decision to vote for … Hillary Clinton?! Was she paying attention to the California news cycle during the last weeks of May into the June Primary? Hispanic activists all over the Southern California confronted her in East Los Angeles, slamming her Wall Street contacts, shaming her Establishment credentials and utter lack of integrity and credibility. I still vividly remember that sign “Deport Her”. Hispanic Democrats, largely in the tank for Bernie Sanders, openly despise Clinton. They cannot stand her.

And now this Hispanic female Republican is with her?

Marin had fought to lead the GOP fight to recover and expand Republican outreach to Hispanic communities.

Now, in a disturbing and disappointing turn, she is voting for Hillary Clinton.



I am really not sure how this helps her people—and by “people”, I mean the American People.
Last year, We the People Rising chased down the corrupt Efren Martinez, the “puppet master” of Huntington Park. All of us shouted as he fled to his jeep: “Shame, shame on Martinez!”

Today, I echo the same for RINO Marin:


Shame, shame on Rosario!

California Assemblyman Evan Low: LGBT Hypocrite

Assemblyman Evan Low.

He is openly gay.

He has been an activist for MSM (men who have sex with men) causes.

He appeared on MSNBC to discuss ending the ban on blood donations from men who have sex with other men.

On his Twitter feed, anyone can see his adoration of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay (and pedophile) politicians, who sat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.



He is an outstanding member of the LBGT (missing any letters?) caucus.

He has recently submitted legislation that would bar state travel to states which have passed laws to affirm genetics, biology, and basic social norms.

One has to ask: how many other states are hurting for business with California?

California's businesses are fleeing to those states!

At any rate ...

He is so committed to the LBGT cause, that when SB 1146 appeared before the State Assembly's Higher Education Committee, he abstained on it.

At that time, SB 1146 had every component in it, including the strict restrictions on Title IX exemptions, lawsuit remedies, as well as the mandatory reporting and publishing reuirements.

But Low wouldn't vpte for the legislation, since it did not go far enough to protect LGBT rights."

And yet ... on the state assembly floor, he spoke in favor of SB 1146.


MassResistance reports:

Assembly member Evan Low, the Ass't Majority Whip (and an "out" homosexual) reminded the members that "the [Christian] universities have removed their opposition" and now support it! No one was willing to speak in opposition to it. Still, it failed to pass on the first vote.

He was against it because it wasn't left-wing enough, and now he's for it?

Talk about hypocrisy!

What gives? Why did he cave on his principles? Did State Senator Ricardo Lara twist his arms?

Did he want to save face on a bill which was already losing key components of its language?

Perhaps we need to recognize that Low is not really about principle.

Like a lot of politicians, even the "LGBT" ones, they just want to be liked, and they will blow with the wind.

Of course, what would we expect from someone who compares the free market to ice cream and lactose intolerance.


SB 1146 Facing a Looming Demise -- Call the State Senate, Demand a NO! Vote!

California MassResistance!

SB 1136 has passed out of the state assembly.

Don't think it was easy.

The arm-twisting and cajoling it took to pass was incredible.

The statehouse was absolutely shocked that the bill failed on the first vote!

Read more about it here.

So ...

SB 1146 is now heading toward the California State Senate for another vote.

The final tally in the State Assembly:

Voting YES on SB 1146 were 44 Democrats and 1 Republican:

Luis Alejo
Toni Atkins

Catharine Baker (R)
Richard Bloom
Susan Bonilla
Rob Bonta
Autumn Burke
Ian Calderon
Nora Campos
Ed Chau
David Chiu
Kansen Chu
Jim Cooper
Matthew Dababneh
Tom Daly
Bill Dodd
Susan Eggman
Bill Frazier
Cristina Garcia
Eduardo Garcia
Mike Gatto
Mike Gipson
Jimmy Gomez
Lorena Gonzalez
Richard Gordon
Roger Hernandez
Chris Holden
Reginald Jones-Sawyer
Marc Levine
Evan Low
Kevin McCarty
Jose Medina
Kevin Mullin
Patrick O’Donnell
Bill Quirk
Anthony Rendon
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas
Freddie Rodriguez
Miguel Santiago
Mark Stone
Tony Thurmond
Philip Ting
Shirley Weber
Das Williams
Jim Wood




Voting NO on SB 1146 were 25 Republicans and 3 Democrats
See the Republicans’ contact numbers

Katcho Achadjian
Travis Allen

Joaquin Arambula (D)
Frank Bigelow
William Brough
Ling Ling Chang
Rocky Chavez
Brian Dahle
Beth Gaines
James Gallagher
Shannon Grove
David Hadley
Matthew Harper
Jacqui Irwin (D)
Brian Jones
Young Kim
Tom Lackey
Eric Linder
Brian Maienschein
Devon Mathis
Melissa Melendez
Jay Obernolte
Jim Patterson

Rudy Salas (D)
Marc Steinorth
Donald Wagner
Marie Waldron
Scott Wilk




Not voting either way on SB 1146 were 5 Democrats and 2 Republicans

Cheryl Brown (D)
Ken Cooley (D)
Adam Gray (D)
Patty Lopez (D)
Chad Mayes (R)
Adrin Nazarian (D)
Kristin Olsen (R)

As a reminder, your hard work paid off in large measure, because State Senator Ricardo Lara was forced to remove two of the most onerous portions of the bill.

As the legislation stands, though, it is still a bad bill, and one which we can kill.

The forced publication requirements are discriminatory, designed to set up Christian Colleges for harassment and future lawsuits. Senator Lara will return with a more radical, abusive bill at the next legislative session.

There is more good news.

Sources in the state capital have informed me that the state senate may actually vote this bill down or not even pass it:

The status of SB 1146 is that it has been “ordered to Senate.” However, it is not yet on the Senate schedule for a concurrence vote.  They have though next Wednesday to vote on it.

They have until the end of the month, and with more pressure from grassroots groups like California MassResistance, we scan stop it!

I’ve thought anew and believe there is a more than a hypothetical possibility that it could be defeated in the Senate. I say we may have a 10-15% chance, but if a) the deciding vote Democrats read the latest analysis, b) up to 4 Republicans speak on the floor using the recent analysis, and c) Leno doesn’t speak and even purposefully abstains, there could be a historic, unexpected victory. I believe there is no harm in trying as long as we tell people there is a chance based on the older years that most senators have, where even the Democrats remember “separation of church and state,” that this is a “new” issue of taking religious territory, and – this is a must -- that they didn’t know what they were voting on the first time, on May 26.

26 Democrats, 21 votes required to pass bills

26 Mendoza
25 Hueso
24 Galgiani
23 Pan
22 Leyva
21 Roth
- - - - - -
20 Pan
19 Lui
18 Hancock
17 Block
16 Pavley
15 Wolk

Wild-cards

Leno (who dropped from being a co-author)

Hall (I talked with him and gave him literature / plus black Christians in Los Angeles could put on pressure)

What is particularly interesting is that Mark Leno, one of the most active and radical homosexuals in the state legislature, pulled his support for this bill!

Incredible. Will Leno hold his nose for a compromise?



We are urging all California voters—and all other defenders of religious liberty, to call the State Senate, both their leadership as well as the individual members:
Call the State Senate leaders, too, and tell them to stop SB 1146!

President Pro Tempore Kevin De Leon: (916) 651-4024
Majority Leader Bill Monning: (916) 651-4017
Majority Whip Lois Wolk: (916) 651-4003


Here is a list of current Senators.
Benjamin Allen (D): (916) 651-4026
Joel Anderson (R): (916) 651-4038
Patricia C. Bates (R): (916) 651-4036
Jim Beall (D): (916) 651-4015
Tom Berryhill (R): (916) 651-4008
Marty Block (D): (916) 651-4039
Anthony Cannella (R): (916) 651-4012
Kevin de León (D): (916) 651-4024
Jean Fuller (R):(916) 651-4016
Ted Gaines (R): (916) 651-4001
Senator Cathleen Galgiani
Cathleen Galgiani (D): (916) 651-4005
Steven M. Glazer (D): (916) 651-4007
Isadore Hall, III (D): (916) 651-4035
Loni Hancock (D): (916) 651-4009
Ed Hernandez (D): (916) 651-4022
Robert M. Hertzberg (D): (916) 651-4018
Jerry Hill (D): (916) 651-4013
Ben Hueso (D): (916) 651-4040
Bob Huff (R): (916) 651-4029
Hannah-Beth Jackson (D): (916) 651-4019
Ricardo Lara (D): (916) 651-4033
Mark Leno (D): (916) 651-4011
Connie M. Leyva (D): (916) 651-4020
Carol Liu (D): (916) 651-4025
Mike McGuire (D): (916) 651-4002
Tony Mendoza (D): (916) 651-4032
Holly J. Mitchell (D): (916) 651-4030
Bill Monning (D): (916) 651-4017
John M. W. Moorlach (R): (916) 651-4037
Mike Morrell (R): (916) 651-4023
Janet Nguyen (R): (916) 651-4034
Jim Nielsen (R): (916) 651-4004
Richard Pan (D): (916) 651-4006
Fran Pavley (D): (916) 651-4027
Richard D. Roth (D): (916) 651-4031
Jeff Stone (R): (916) 651-4028
Andy Vidak (R): (916) 651-4014
Bob Wieckowski (D): (916) 651-4010
Lois Wolk (D): (916) 651-4003

Then call your State Senator and tell them to vote NO on SB 1146!



Use this link to look up your representatives.

http://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov/

Contact Governor Brown's office, too, and tell him to VETO SB 1146!
Governor Jerry Brown
Office of the Governor
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Fax: (916) 558-3160
Email: Click here.

Sign this petition against SB 1146, and share it with friends, family, church leaders, with members of your Bible study and local church congregation!


Your efforts are greatly appreciated! Keep up the pressure, and let’s send the message loud and clear to Sacramento:

“Leave our First Amendment rights alone! Vote No on SB 1146!"

California MassResistance: Forces SB 1146 into a Second Vote, Barely Passes!

LGBT anti-religion bill first fails in California Assembly, then barely passes after arm-twisting & threats on members from leadership

Strength of pro-family activism took politicians by surprise

Cave-in by religious college presidents a big factor in bill’s passage

Fight goes to the Senate

August 25, 2016
Pushing SB 1146.Assembly member Evan Low, the Ass't Majority Whip (and an "out" homosexual) reminded the members that "the [Christian] universities have removed their opposition" and now support it!
No one was willing to speak in opposition to it. Still, it failed to pass on the first vote.
On Tuesday Aug. 23, the full California State Assembly finally voted on Bill SB 1146, and it ultimately passed that chamber. But because of ultra-aggressive pro-family lobbying, it took two tries because it failed to pass the first time!
Because SB 1146 was heavily supported by the Democrat leadership, its failure to pass at the scheduled floor vote shocked a lot of people. However, the bill’s supporters and Assembly leaders used a parliamentary trick to keep the vote “open” until they could twist enough arms and threaten members who had abstained to vote “yes” on a second vote. And even then it only passed by a razor-thin margin. The bill now goes to the Senate where the fight continues.

More obstacles to overcome

Bill SB 1146, which would force the LGBT agenda into Christian colleges, seemed to be unstoppable in the California Legislature. After breezing easily through the State Senate and three State Assembly Committees, it looked like it would blow through the full State Assembly with no problem.
Its ultimate passage was helped by the shameful cave-in by major leaders of religious colleges in California. After the group lobbied hard against the bill, and even did mailings in key legislative districts, the sponsor of the bill agreed to a “compromise” in the language. But it left in major parts that would do extensive damage to religious colleges. Nevertheless, this group of college leadersannounced its support for the amended bill! It was an unforced surrender!
On top of that, the statewide radical LGBT lobbying group Equality California was pressuring legislators to pass it.

A buzz-saw of pro-family activism gears up

Then the buzz-saw of take-no-prisoners pro-family groups and religious groups, which had started in late June, hit its stride in August. Politicians across the state heard from angry constituents. Moreover, California MassResistance organized protests and group visits at the home offices of numerous key legislators.

Politicians and their staffs were not used to dealing with outraged conservatives who weren’t afraid of liberals. It seems to have had a psychological effect. Over the last month, the bill’s support began to steadily break down. Many legislators seemed to think: Why take a lot of heat for a bill they really didn’t care that much about?

Even a second compromise by the bill’s sponsor on Aug. 19 couldn’t really stem the tide. Of course, as pro-family people pointed out, it was still a terrible, pernicious bill.

Last week, as SB 1146 was sent to the full Assembly, the California Legislature began the final ten days of its 2016 session (ending Aug. 31). As usual, there was a blizzard of activity trying to get bills passed before the deadline. Experts we talked to figured SB 1146 would be taken up right away. But the leadership apparently sensed the loss of support and held it for a while. Three days went by before it finally came up for a vote on Tuesday, Aug. 23.

Taking a vote, some pressure, then a second vote


There are 80 members of the California Assembly. According to the rules, a bill must get 41 votes to pass, no matter how many members are voting that day. Thus, an abstention (or an absence) is basically the same as a “no” vote. Nevertheless, there are 52 Democrats and 28 Republicans, so most Democrat-supported bills still pass easily. That didn’t happen this time.

The California State Assembly prepares to take up SB 1146.
When it came up for debate on Tuesday afternoon, only one person, Democratic Asst. Majority Whip Evan Low (an "out" homosexual), spoke on it. He leveraged the cave-in by the religious college leaders to push the bill. He told the members:

This bill has been significantly amended and the universities have removed their opposition to support our mutual position.

Sadly, not a single Republican (or anyone else) was willing to stand up and speak against the bill, despite the horrific iimpact on Christian colleges, religious freedom, and the First Amendment.
Then the vote was taken. The count was only 33 in favor -- with 19 against and 28 abstaining. It failed to pass!

When the members looked up on the board after the first vote, this is what they saw. It failed to pass!

Normally, that would be chalked up as a defeat and they would move on. But the speaker and the bill’s main Assembly proponent immediately invoked a parliamentary rule to keep the vote “open” indefinitely that afternoon.

And they went right to work. According to people we talked to, the Democratic floor leaders cornered several Democrats who had abstained, twisting arms and threatening them in various ways. But even that was hard going.

When they finally took the vote again later that afternoon, they squeaked by with 42 votes in favor, 23 against, and 15 abstaining. Interestingly, few more Republicans also went from “abstain” to “against”.  It was mostly along party lines; one Republican voted for the bill and three Democrats voted against it.

After pressure and arm-twisting, the leadership was finally able to squeak through a victory.
(NOTE: The California Assembly allows members who had abstained to add their votes until midnight that evening, as long as it wouldn’t change the outcome. The final tally was 45 in favor, 28 against, and 7 abstaining.)

Shaking the building

The fact that the overwhelmingly Democrat Assembly couldn’t muster the votes to pass SB 1146 the first time – even with major religious leaders shamefully supporting the bill and the rabid LGBT activists breathing down their neck – makes a big statement.

The climate in the California State Capitol is changing! That’s because groups like California MassResistance, SaveCalifornia.com, and the others fighting SB 1146 are in the ring, not backing down, and making a difference.


In tomorrow’s post, we will have photos and video of some of the activism that California MassResistance has been doing this month. And we will keep you up to date as the fight moves to the Senate during these last days of the 2016 session.