California’s “progressive” Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom is a piece of work. He has alerted the state’s National Guard Commander to be ready in case he has to impose “Martial Law” as part of California’s war on the Coronavirus.

Governor Newsom has already closed the Golden State’s public schools and said earlier this week that few if any will reopen at all this year. He also stated that he is seeking a federal waiver so that while parents are being urged to take advantage of on-line learning, California’s students will not have to be tested on whatever they learn this year because, as he put it, “it is totally inappropriate for kids to worry about coming back and being tested.”

Meanwhile bars, clubs and gyms are also closed – and the state is reopening several closed hospitals and negotiating with some 900 hotels to rent tens of thousands of rooms in case California’s hospitals can’t handle all those needing help.

Actually, many if not most of the hotel rooms the Governor wants are not slated to house patients, but to house the state’s burgeoning homeless population. Nearly half of all the homeless in the United States are to be found in California according to a recent government study – and the Governor has been arguing that the state should provide them housing at taxpayer expense. It looks as though he is making that happen – under the guise of protecting them from the Coronavirus. 

It seems that like former Clinton White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, Newsom doesn’t want to let a crisis go to waste when he can use it as cover to accomplish other goals.

Newsom reminded people in a press conference that “we have the ability to do martial law … if we feel the necessity” if citizens don’t do as instructed by the state’s political leadership.

Across the state, residents have been told not to leave their homes except for food, medicine and other essentials and groups of more than ten in any location are discouraged if not banned. Much of this parallels what other states and cities are doing, but in California one group of “essential” retail establishments that are being allowed to remain open are the hundreds of marijuana shops in places like San Francisco.

The state’s potheads need marijuana and the Governor isn’t going to stand in their way. Marijuana retailers are classed with grocery stores and pharmacies as essential to the survival and “well-being” of state residents.

A Reuters reporter talked recently to marijuana dealers in the San Francisco Bay area who told him proudly that there are more people lined up to buy pot than groceries.

One dealer told the reporter that “We’re a necessary service. People need this (marijuana) for medical purposes and recreation.” The Coronavirus may be a serious threat, but Governor Newson for one isn’t about to let it get in the way of his state’s voters and their recreational needs. 

So crisis or not, California is still California.


David Keene has been at the center of conservative politics for decades. He is a former Chairman of the Young Americans for Freedom and the American Conservative Union and has served as the elected President of the National Rifle Association. He worked as a campaign consultant, lobbyist and commentator. His writing has appeared in Human Events, National Review and many other conservative publications and remains Editor at Large for The Washington Times after more than four years as the paper’s Opinion Editor.

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Robert Ewing
Robert Ewing
1 year ago

California is also inching closer to the deaths of all tyrants. In their arrogance, they will never see it coming till it is at their door.

Carol Peterson
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

And it IS coming!

ACE DRAGON
ACE DRAGON
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Peterson

guns stores in California, are sold out. there all closed. the lines were terrible. Newson is going to do to California,what he did by screwing up San Fransico. The homeless population is worse there than LA.

A. D Roberts
1 year ago
Reply to  ACE DRAGON

It is on purpose. You see, the elite, ONE WORLD ORDER will not be able to take control until they have destroyed our dollar and our economy
The 2 trillion bill just passed by the Democrats, which includes 15 billion to GIVE to Africa, will cause inflation. The shutting of most business will take the economy down. And why is there a shortage of TOILET PAPER? That is just crazy

Sandy
Sandy
1 year ago
Reply to  A. D Roberts

I am SO ashamed to have been born and raised in California! I dream of leaving!!

IScream2
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol Peterson

Google “Crisis on Federal Street”. It is an amazing video about poverty and our government. Most of you will never watch this – but everyone in the country should….

Old Pioneer
Old Pioneer
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

My fellow friends, Stay Locked & Loaded!!!!!

Tony
1 year ago
Reply to  Old Pioneer

American action news continues to block my messages using fake reason
Why.

Jeannie
Jeannie
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

AOL is doing the same thing to us. I am a paid subscriber and have been since 1995. After I have signed into my email account, when trying to post on a comment on one of their home page stories there is a box at the bottom that says “sign in to post”. Yet there is no place to sign in. You have to exit out, l go back to the article or reply to and start over. I have to do that as many as five times before it would let me post my comment. I have seen some one post and say, “have you seen what AOL IS DOING TO THE CONSERVATIVES? MAKING THEM SIGN IN TO POST!!! LOL” There is not a damn thing funny about it!!!! It is merely cesorship hoping we give up and not post our thoughts….

jack stone
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeannie

so you are just now finding out that the commies censor everything that has a scintilla of fact in it ! Liberal=liar !!

Karen
Karen
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeannie

I noticed that too! Has happened to me also! I knew I was being censored! Sad bu Not surprising!

A. D Roberts
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeannie

Pray
Trust God.
John 14:1-3

Gary Von Neida
Gary Von Neida
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

Communist , and all other despotic rulers, love having a DUMBED DOWN population that is also un-armed. unarmed both mentally and with the ability to defend Themselves against both organized gangs or an out of control government.

Jeanni
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

STATEMENT FROM ADOLPH HITLER: LET ME CONTROL THE TEXTBOOKS AND I WILL CONTROL THE COUNTRY! THIS IS WHAT THE LIBERALS HAVE BEEN DOING. ALMOST ALL TEACHERS ARE LIBERAL AND ARE BRAINWASHING OUR KIDS INTO BECOMING SOCIALISTS. AND HERE WE ARE THE TAXPAYERS, WE ARE PAYING FOR IT! PARENTS START TALKING TO YOUR KIDS AND LEARN WHAT THEY ARE BEING TAUGHT!

Stephanie Foster
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanni

Amen Jeannie! Just don’t understand why these kids refuse to search out and investigate when they have so much technology! And what a lie socialism is! Time to fight and wake the hell up!

COL Joseph A. Masterson,US Army. Retired
COL Joseph A. Masterson,US Army. Retired
1 year ago

Stephanie
There is nothing to “understand”. It is right in front of your face. Our culture since the end of WW2 has been “give the kids what they want, no work or grace to earn it”. Now it is what they NEED! There is no such thing as WANT anymore~~it is NEED. I NEED this, I NEED that. And parents are too lazy or ignorant to DISCIPLINE their kids. Each generation is worse. Now kids THREATEN parents with reporting them to authorities if they’re looked at cross-eyed. None of these kids know what it is to WORK and EARN privileges. EVRYBODY gets a trophy lest their little overcharged egos be offended. I am glad I grew up when I did. I learned how to be responsible, and I know that dad had ANOTHER use for his belt other than to hold up his pants! Parents, YOU brought this on yourselves. Now deal with it!

Joan Freda
Joan Freda
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeanni

“He alone who owns the youth gains the future”.
Adolph Hitler

Robert Hellen
Robert Hellen
1 year ago
Reply to  Gary Von Neida

Many of us know that but what to do about it???????????

H Smith
H Smith
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

Very smart move. People need to find out everyday what their teaching kids from grade school to collage!! Liberal teachers are pushing socialism!!!

Stephanie Foster
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

Fight!!

Flotmorton P Gildersleeve
Flotmorton P Gildersleeve
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

If any of my children, grandchildren or even my ex wife are seriously injured or hurt by this idiot and his band of goofy gumdrops there will be a bloodbath of such proportions that the entire National Guard will not be able to deal with. Semper Fi. Martial Law by the state will be countered by martial law by the feds and the fed law is above the state law(s). Even Guv Gruesome would not escape the wrath of relatives whose loved ones suffer seriously by Guv Goon’s and his band of gumdrops. stupid intentional conduct. And the FBI knows who I am

Robert Hellen
Robert Hellen
1 year ago

I used to love listening to Gildersleeve on the radio. His Hrumph was special! On the serious side this situation you mentioned could easily end up in a civil war…loonie libs against the rest of us. These Leftie politicians need to be held accountable with their lives for deaths of their responsibility. If we leave it go then we will get what we deserve!

Bruce Mayall
Bruce Mayall
1 year ago

It was THROCKmorton P. Gildersleeve. I remember the radio program — I’m 80+ years old. A funny character he was!

Kenneth H. Frazier
Kenneth H. Frazier
1 year ago
Reply to  Bruce Mayall

Congratulations old friend. I’m eighty-two myself and we both know more about what’s going on than the vast majority of Americans. We have seen it all.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 year ago

SAME age here! Even sat in front of a radio when Pearl Harbor was being bombed. Still young enough to know it was bad, but TOO young to understand it all!

Robert Hellen
Robert Hellen
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

Watch out Nevada!!! Californians will be coming in droves fleeing a dying state.

COL Joseph A. Masterson,US Army. Retired
COL Joseph A. Masterson,US Army. Retired
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

And the trouble is, they are bringing their STUPID POLITICS with them! Just like illegal aliens (I refuse to call them “immigrants”) want to come to THIS country, don’t want to learn the language, get a job, live off the dole and DEMAND more. Schools don’t teach anymore. They succumb to the prevailing population and their ethnic languages and customs.

John
John
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

We have nothing to offer any libtards and we don’t want anymore coming here we have to many right now and they are truly idiots lidrals trying to bring their ways with them. So they can just stay ithere in Commiefornia the land of nuts and fruits. We don’t need snowflakes up here and we don’t like them to begin with so to all commifornia’s keep out of our state.

dale
dale
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

I lived my entire life in arizona .60 years and i just moved to Texas because those dumb ass Californians kept moving to Arizona like refugees. Then the idiots kept voting the same way they did until Arizona is now turning just like California. Now i see that Texas is not far behind. God i pray that Q is real

F9h
F9h
1 year ago
Reply to  dale

You and me both on Q.

Tony
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

It’s too late for California to inch toward tyranny, trump already put the USA UNDER TYRANNY.

Robert Hellen
Robert Hellen
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

Sure he did, Tony. Just keep believing that.

M Davidson
M Davidson
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

Tony is an Idiot

Harrison
Harrison
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Hellen

Tony must be a DemonRat!!!

calvin mckinney
calvin mckinney
1 year ago
Reply to  Harrison

more like a DIPSHIT

James
James
1 year ago
Reply to  Harrison

Yep, bet he is.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 year ago
Reply to  Harrison

OR a paid troll! Heard sorass pays well!

Fire21
Fire21
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

Tony, tell us about the tyranny that you’re suffering under.

Robert
Robert
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

Hey Tony! .. I think that your aluminum foil hat is too tight.

Johm
Johm
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

Tony you need to wake up buddy. The only tyrants and traitors are the demoncratic party. If you can’t see that you must be blind. Do yourself a favor do some research and you will see truth look to history and facts don’t believe what cnn tells you are any of the fake news. Look it up online it will be ok. The main thing is having faith in GOD as he is the only savior man can’t rule man.

Jay Thompson
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

TONY, YOU DUMB, LIBERTURD, ASSHOLE, BASTARD, PULL YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS AND BREATH SOME FRESH AIR, BEFORE YOU MAKE ANOTHER F**K-HEAD COMMENT!!

Patricia northup
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

You are so wrong. He did no such thing. You are the problem. Wake up for god sake.

Don
Don
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

OK back to your basement tinkerbell…..and find your mommy. You need a diaper change. Yours is full.

Daniel Vitale
Daniel Vitale
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

Tony, please expand on that statement. How is Trump a tyrant? Examples please. Thanks.

Rick
Rick
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

May I say, Tony, you are a jerk! President Trump has done a better job then Obama (even though Obama has political experience; Wait, he served a partial term in Congress; gone most of the time). With Trump we have had true leadership. What he doesn’t know, he seeks out advice (may not always follow it). What he does know, he uses it to the fullest (for the good of the country). Even being constantly attacked by the Dumbocrats, he has gotten a lot done. I hope he has 4 more years to build a wall, push the economy forward, stop the murdering of children, bring this nation together (if the Demos and never Trump will work with him) and stop the discrimination against law abiding citizens. So Tony, put on a better, clearer pair of glasses.

F9h
F9h
1 year ago
Reply to  Tony

TDS much?

Btty
Btty
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

From your lips to God’s ears.

Jay Thompson
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

GAVEN “NEUSOM”, ONE ROTTEN, EGOTISTICAL, PIECE OF SHIT!! THE BASTARD SHOULD GO TO DOWNTOWN SF AND CLEAN UP THE STREETS, FOR “HE” IS THE REASON FOR ALL THE DEGENERATES WHO “CAMP OUT” IN THE STREETS!! HOPE ALL YOU ASSHOLES WHO VOTED FOR HIM, WILL “THINK” NEXT TIME “YOU VOTE”!!

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 year ago
Reply to  Jay Thompson

PLEASE add the idiot mayor of LA, especially since this pandemic is hitting us all hard. Oh sorry , garchetti would not like to disturb them or any illegals. They come first before WE THE PEOPLE, who are taxpayers!

William Moore
William Moore
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

What a disgusting festering piece of rotten SHIT! Seems nothing’s off the table with gavin ‘giveaway the store for free’ newsom. Of course this ass wipe’s going to designate the fancy hotels for the homeless instead of the many gravely ill people, as if he gave a rats ripe ass about the hardworking taxpayers, many who’re sick with this virus that he’s robbing blindly to finance all of his utopian socialist projects. Who in their right mind votes for slugs like this who treat the residents like walking ATM’S, constantly jacking up the taxes and lying about the purpose all while nothing gets done and the place hits the S*****T, and sadly’s become the ‘doo doo’ capital of the USA. I’ll leave you to figure out the reason. Really this lying, thieving ass wipe will destroy California if he’s not stopped by whatever means possible. There was a recent recall being circulated and it failed, had to be on legal sized paper otherwise the signed sheets were deemed ‘invalid’ Am I missing something here? How can people allow this bastard to have his way with the peoples lives and the future of this former golden state that’s now Americas version of the third world! The fact that he’s ‘nasty’ nancy ‘pigliosi’s nephew speaks volumes.

Josephine Lara
Josephine Lara
1 year ago
Reply to  William Moore

Yeah I agree his new name should newscum! Just got a letter saying water is going up! Hey scummy, seek PERMISSION to build water plants off CA shore like the carriers used to desalinate water were needed!. Build them out 10 to 15 miles in the driest parts of CA! JOBS galore, run pipelines into at least 3 different places along the coast! Buoys to mark off where pipelines are. We can even sell it like we do nat/gas to the dry states. It would be a win win, and our farmers and animals could have all the water needed, AND we would not be taxed to DEATH! Use your brain for a change, money does not grow on trees!

CommonSense4America
1 year ago
Reply to  Robert Ewing

I’m a little surprised that someone hasn’t put a bounty on 25 Governors heads. Don’t say which ones,,,let them guess. That would stop the insanity in a heartbeat. (no pun intended)

Allen
Allen
1 year ago

#FCalifornia

Carol Peterson
1 year ago
Reply to  Allen

What YOU said! 🙂

D. R. Coffman
D. R. Coffman
1 year ago

I can’t believe anyone In their right mine would want to live In California and be under progressive rule.
Now the homeless will destroy the Motels and God knows what else.
Maybe It wouldn’t be a bad Ideal If they did go on their own.

John
1 year ago
Reply to  D. R. Coffman

What makes you think that the homeless will destroy any thing? How Government has all ready done that.Obama was the worst.

j Morrow
j Morrow
1 year ago
Reply to  John

Wake up John. Just drive by a look at the repair state of most low cost housing. Of course, thankfully, some do take proper care.

Larry
Larry
1 year ago
Reply to  D. R. Coffman

They are NOT alone !! Just check the “housing projects” in the east !!