The Law of the Land in La La Land

By Craig Andresen – Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

This is the time of the year when states…all of them…introduce new legislative proposals, hoping, often times beyond hope, that such proposals will, indeed, become the laws of their respective states.

Some of the new proposals make sense, but, a vast majority are just plain stupid.

When it comes to stupid…

You can’t fix it, but you can sure find it in California.

Yes…that bastion of left coast liberalism, California, is perhaps the nation’s leader in butt-stupid laws every year, and this year is certainly no exception. Before we get into what may well be this year’s bone-crushingly stupid law proposals from the land of fruits, nuts and flakes…perhaps we should first have a look at what they’re trying to top.

Back in 2017…

Liberals in California took on one of the most flagrant abuses of…something…known to man, and a situation that absolutely screamed out for government intervention.

Bovine flatulence.

It seems that dairy farmers in California were letting their happy cows get away with…farting…and it had to stop.

Lacking the incentive, dairy farmers did nothing on their own to plug the problem…so…the government stepped in and laid down the law.

Never mind that 53 California dairy farmers went hooves up, going bankrupt, shutting down or MOOving to more fart-friendly states…California’s anti-fart laws are still on the books.

California’s socialist elite collective made it law that, should you be a dairy farmer, henceforth you must either…CAPTURE YOUR COW’S FARTS…or pay a hefty fine. CARB (CA Air Resources Board) even offered this fine solution for compliance with the law…

Just stick a tube up the butts of your cows, and into their digestive systems, with which the malodorous emanations would be diverted from the air…and into a backpack.

Naturally, the solution fails to make clear whether it is the cow in question, or the dairy farmer in question that is supposed to be wearing the fart collection backpack, but one assumes it is the cow, and for that matter, the solution also fails to make clear exactly what is to be done with a backpack full of farts once said backpack as reached full capacity…that, one supposes, was beside the point.

The point was…cull the farts, collect them, or pay the piper.

I know it’s going to take quite a bit to blow away the California cow fart law…but California is always up for the challenge, and this year, they have introduced a couple of doozies for your consideration.


Ian Calderon is California’s majority leader in their lower House, and this year he has introduced a bill, hoping it becomes law, that makes it a crime for any waiter, in any restaurant, to offer…unsolicited…a straw through which that restaurant’s patron could sip a drink.

Under the proposal, any waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

That’s not an “either or” thing…that’s BOTH…a $1000 fine AND 6 months behind bars.

According to Calderon…”We need to create awareness around the issue of one-time use plastic straws and its detrimental effects on our landfills, waterways, and oceans.”

One might think that Calderon might be alone on his island of straws, but this is California we’re talking about…and he’s not. It seems that there are several cities in the state of fart-free cows that have already enacted “straws by request” laws, and not to be left out of this leftist plot to fine and jail waiters and waitresses, the L.A. Times has penned an Op-Ed in its favor…stating that aside from landfill issues…and I’m NOT making this up…”repetitive sucking may cause or exacerbate wrinkles on the lips or around the mouth.”

Isn’t that exactly why God invented Botox?

This new straw law begs the question…how many straws are ending up in landfills, water ways and in the ocean anyway? Naturally, Calderon has an answer for that pressing question…about 500 million plastic straws every day. And from where, exactly, does that number come from? Ahhh…it comes from the National Park Service…which got the number from…Eco-Cycle, a recycling company which states that IT got the number from…one Milo Cress…who got it from…phone surveys he conducted of straw manufacturers in 2011, when he was just 9 years old.

So…how accurate is the 500 million plastic straws a day figure?

Well…in 2011…there were about 312 million people living in the United States…that’s 312 million men, women and children…so…for that 500 million plastic straws per day figure was correct…every man, woman and child in America would have had have used 1.6 plastic straws per day with which to suck their drinks, causing wrinkles on the lips and around the mouth.

So, the numbers are likely using common core math, as liberals are want to do, but rather than just outlawing plastic straws altogether in California…one has to suspect that, should this become law, thousands of undercover California Bureau of Investigation agents will be employed to order drinks all over California, every day, for the expressed purpose of sending hapless waiters and waitresses to prison, to sit there on the “Group W Bench” with all the mother rapers. father stabbers, and father rapers!

Look, nobody likes seeing a soda straw up the nose of a sea turtle…so…why not just make it illegal for waiters and waitresses to serve a drink with a straw in it to a sea turtle, and be done with it?

Now as dumb as that law seems…there is perhaps one even more butt stupid being proposed in California this year…

A proposal from assemblyman Rob Bonta, a liberal from Oakland, would allow people who fear they are at risk of suicide to…anonymously and confidentially…submit their names to the state office that conducts background checks for firearm purchases…in order to prevent themselves from purchasing a gun.

Okay…let’s just take this on a step at a time…first of all…how many people, even in California, would submit their names to a state agency because they fear that they, themselves, might commit suicide? I’m guessing very few, but the reasoning behind this portion of the proposal is…obtuse…at best. It seems that there is some study out there that cites a figure of 57 percent, for Californians who commit suicide within one week of buying a gun…so…if you’re a Californian…who is planning to shoot yourself…you would have the option of putting your name on a list of people to whom the state of California would not allow to buy a gun.

Now, it seems to me, that if you are already in that mind frame…planning to shoot yourself…you’d be unlikely to do anything to prevent yourself from buying a gun. Pretty much, I’d think you’d bypass the option…buy the gun…and then you’d take one last suck through a plastic straw and squeeze the trigger.

But…that’s not where this proposed law ends…far from it in fact…

If the feeling passes…once you decide that living in a plastic straw free society…or after doing your time in the big house for giving a plastic straw to a customer, learning your lesson and once again feeling like life is worth living…through a process involving a court hearing, (that would be a hearing in a liberal California court, in front of a liberal California judge) a person may have their name removed from the list…if they can PROVE they no longer intend to shoot themselves with a gun.

That’s correct…in order to have your 2nd Amendment rights restored…you would have to PROVE that you no longer INTEND…to kill yourself with a gun.

YOURSELF…not somebody else…you would have to PROVE you no longer INTEND to kill…YOURSELF.

How exactly does one prove that they do not intend to do something?

You can’t…which means that this proposed law is nothing more than a way for California liberals to get you to give up your 2nd Amendment rights…forever…not to mention the fact that it will, no doubt, lead to the unintended consequence of more Californians buying toasters due to the lack of a law which would force one to prove, in a California court, that one has no intention of using their newly purchased kitchen alliance…in the bathtub…with a plastic straw in their mouth.

I swear to God, the sign on the state border should say…

“Welcome to California…We’re dumber than a backpack full of cow farts.”

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 Judge Orders Mueller To Prove  Russia Meddled In Election 

Judge Dabney L. Friedrich

A Washington federal judge on Thursday ordered special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to clarify election meddling claims lodged against a Russian company operated by Yevgeny Prigozhin, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to Bloomberg.

Concord Management and Consulting, LLC. – one of three businesses indicted by Mueller in February along with 13 individuals for election meddling, surprised the special counsel in April when they actually showed up in court to fight the charges. Mueller’s team tried to delay Concord from entering the case, arguing that thee Russian company not been properly served, however Judge Dabney Friedrich denied the request – effectively telling prosecutors ‘well, they’re here.’

Concord was accused in the indictment of supporting the Internet Research Agency (IRA), a Russian ‘troll farm’ accused of trying to influence the 2016 US election.

On Thursday, Judge Freidrich asked Mueller’s prosecutors if she should assume they aren’t accusing Concord of violating US laws applicable to election expenditures and failure to register as a foreign agent.

Concord has asked Dabney to throw out the charges – claiming that Mueller’s office fabricated a crime, and that there is no law against interfering in elections.

According to the judge’s request for clarification, the Justice Department has argued that it doesn’t have to show that Concord had a legal duty to report its expenditures to the Federal Election Commission. Rather, the allegation is that the company knowingly engaged in deceptive acts that precluded the FEC, or the Justice Department, from ascertaining whether they had broken the law. -Bloomberg

On Monday, Friedrich raised questions over whether the special counsel’s office could prove a key element of their case – saying that it was “hard to see” how allegations of Russian influence were intended to interfere with US government operations vs. simply “confusing voters,” reports

During a 90-minute hearing, Friedrich questioned prosecutor Jonathan Kravis about how the government would be able to show the Russian defendants were aware of the Justice Department and FEC’s functions and then deliberately sought to skirt them.

“You still have to show knowledge of the agencies and what they do. How do you do that?” Friedrich asked.

Kravis, a prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, argued that the government needed only to show that Concord Management and the other defendants were generally aware that the U.S. government “regulates and monitors” foreign participation in American politics. That awareness, Kravis said, could be inferred from the Russians’ alleged creation of fake social media accounts that appeared to be run by U.S. citizens and “computer infrastructure” intended to mask the Russian origin of the influence operation.

“That is deception that is directed at a higher level,” Kravis said. Kravis appeared in court with Michael Dreeben, a top Justice Department appellate lawyer on detail to the special counsel’s office.

Concord pleaded not guilty in May. Their attorney, Eric Dubelier – a partner at Reed Smith, has described the election meddling charges as “make believe,” arguing on Monday that Mueller’s indictment against Concord “doesn’t charge a crime.”

“There is no statute of interfering with an election. There just isn’t,” said Dubelier, who added that Mueller’s office alleged a “made-up crime to fit the facts they have.”

Dubelier added that the case against Concord Management is the first in US history “where anyone has ever been charged with defrauding the Justice Department” through their failure to register under FARA.

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