Teh Squeaky Wheel
Friday, eh? And National Coming Out Day or some such thing. I’m old enough to remember when October 11 was Columbus Day.
Peeping Raccoon Friday already??
Just looked at some CA news; JFC.
Newbury Park has got one going too — that’s toward Jim’s place, Fatwa.
Saw that; IIRC, it’s in the hills south of the 101; Jim’s in Camarillo, so not too scary for him yet. Hopefully, that freeway won’t need to be shut down. If ever there were a time for angry mobs in Sacramento…
Hope the SoCal contingent remains safe.
Hi, Fatwa -- sent you an email update.
New fire in Ventura/Oxnard.
Hi, Firsties Sven! (Sorry I didn’t “see” you earlier.)
Just read your email; hope you two don’t have to evacuate and that you remain safe.
If there’s anything which deserves to burn, it’s the CA State Assembly. Not the building (which has architectural merit); I mean the actual Members.
Remember: you can’t spell “embers” without “Members”. 👿
Jack Tatum is quite excited with all the goings on. Hopefully we’ll be able to corral him and take him with when/if we need to go.
Things have clamed down a little bit -- waiting for the sun to come up. That’s when all the action will likely take place in our part of the world.
With all the preparatory power outages, I don’t understand how things can be burning. It’s a mystery.
They’ve finally closed the 118 freeway. A lot of people stuck on it -- the last place you want to be. Well, now that I think about it, being stuck in a room with my ex-wife is probably the last place I’d want to be…
I’m tempted to drive up the road to see what’s up in the SFV, but don’t want to get stuck and have to walk back in. My back still really hurts and I ain’t as young as I used to be.
Just alerted that power outage is imminent and so I may have to leave teh wheel in your capable hands, Fatwa.
Take care, Sven.
I feel better now that i see Mac! We’ll do our best.
Got an email from the Reagan library last night -- unintentionally funny subject line: Cozy up to a Blazing Fire and Save at the Reagan Museum Store!
So they’re having a Fall Fire Sale at teh Reagan Museum Store?
With Hot Deals?
(Yes, I’m a flaming ash-hole.)
Still have power, window on that closes at 9:00. I think once the sun is fully up, they’ll cut it off then.
Sorry for all the posts, boys. I’m just a little goofy and tired.
No worries; your updates are appreciated.
Not that it will come as a surprise, but CA’s Governor is a bungling putz.
Interesting. They’ve shut down the 118 east bound at Kuehner, which redirects traffic up the Santa Susana Pass, which is now a parking lot. If we have to get out of here, those people are screwed as are us as they have the roads clogged. Even our street is getting a lot of traffic. And when the power goes off, at least two lights on Kuehner will be down.
Watching a press conference and there’s the usual deaf signer right next to the guy talking. Is that really useful for deaf people? Closed captioning isn’t enough? I mean how many deaf people could there be in the audience, like zero?
Sure Hope Everybody’s Safe Friday, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning, Sven, Fatwa, and Mac!
Been busy reading the comments and looking at the maps. I sure hope Sven, Mrs. Sven, Jack Tatum, and the Raccoons don’t have to evacuate, especially given the traffic situation.
Things have quieted down out here -- the fire stayed on the other side of the hills in LA county. Still windy, but not as bad as they expected. So far, two known deaths, not sure on the number of structures damaged/lost.
I took a nap as did Mrs Sven. Sad for missing a day at teh bestest place ever -- I guess I could go in now…naw.
Forgot to say, nice coon pic, Mac!
Long, but thought you might like the details. Motherf**ker.
Today, Governor Newsom signed seven anti-gun bills into law — continuing the assault on our Second Amendment rights in the Golden State. These new laws pile onto the hundreds of existing laws and, like the others, will be equally ignored by criminals. Your NRA will not back down while we explore further action on these new laws.
Assembly Bill 12, sponsored by Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-44), would extend the duration of California’s “gun violence restraining order” law from one year to a period of up to five years. Meaning a person could be prohibited from owning and possessing firearms for five years at a time without ever being adjudicated as dangerously mentally ill or convicted of a crime.
Assembly Bill 61, sponsored by Assembly Member Philip Ting (D-19), would expand the list of those eligible to file “gun violence restraining orders” beyond the currently authorized petitioners, which include immediate family and law enforcement. The new list is expanded to employers, coworkers and employees of a secondary or postsecondary school that the person has attended in the last 6 months. GVRO’s can remove a person’s Second Amendment rights, not based on criminal convictions or mental health adjudications, but based on third party allegations, often without due process until weeks after a person’s rights have been suspended.
Assembly Bill 879, sponsored by Assembly Member Mike Gipson (D-64), would require precursor firearms parts to be sold/transferred through a licensed precursor parts dealer in a similar process to the new laws regarding ammunition purchases. It would further create a registry of these parts and a new crime for transfer of precursor parts without the involvement of a licensed precursor parts dealer to anyone under 21 years of age or prohibited from owning firearms. Precursor parts include items such as unfinished frames and receivers.
Assembly Bill 893, sponsored by Assembly Member Todd Gloria (D-78), would prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Del Mar fairgrounds located in the 22nd District Agricultural Association on and after January 1, 2021.
Assembly Bill 1297, sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-7), would remove the maximum fee a local authority can charge on the concealed carry permit application.
Assembly Bill 1669, sponsored by Assembly Member Rob Bonta (D-18), would raise the fees paid by consumers when purchasing firearms. The DROS account has generated a massive surplus at times, so much so that tens of millions of dollars that have been utilized to fund other DOJ programs, including a $24 million dollar loan to the Armed Prohibited Persons System (APPS) just a few years ago. This legislation appears nothing more than an effort to put more cost constraints on gun owners to foot the bill for the massive cost pressures the legislature has put on DOJ in recent years including ammunition background checks and long gun registration.
Senate Bill 61, sponsored by Senator Anthony Portantino (D-25), as amended would expand California’s existing one handgun a month law to also apply to handguns or centerfire semi-automatic rifles, with limited exceptions. Further the bill expands the prohibition on acquisition of firearms by a person under 21 years of age by eliminating the existing exception for 18-20 year-olds with a valid hunting license.
Continue to check your inbox and the California Stand and Fight webpage for updates on issues impacting your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage.