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Democrats rush to protect convicted murderers

I didn’t support Gavin Newsom for governor. I knew exactly what he was all about. Nobody should be surprised that by electing a bleeding heart tax-and-spend, race-baiting, class warfare waging liberal that you’ll get ridiculous policy.

A total of 7,721,410 of you who voted for Newsom shouldn’t be surprised that he pledged to support the death penalty to get elected and now personally thinks the death penalty is wrong and just wiped it away. There will be no capital punishment in California for taking a life. But that doesn’t surprise me in a state that continually sides with wrongdoers and against police, and a state that rewards border jumpers with amnesty and benefits courtesy of taxpayers. I was among the 4,742,825 who didn’t vote for that man and now must endure four years of terrible decisions.

Perhaps Californians should be talking about a recall.

Just to be clear, Death Row inmates are the worst of the worst. They are the kidnappers, rapists who murdered their victims, general all-around murderers and cop-killers. These are the 737 monsters Newsom rushes to protect. People like Richard Allen Davis, the man who went into a girl’s bedroom, dragged her off, raped her and killed her. People like Luis Bracamontes, the illegal alien who murdered two police officers and sneered in the courtroom, saying he would kill more if he were released from custody.

The 737 represent over 1,000 murder victims, of which 226 were children, 43 were peace officers, and 294 were raped or tortured before being killed.

I’ll have to agree with Assemblyman Heath Flora who said: “We have homeless people in California who don’t even know where their next meal is going to come from, and now we have convicted murderers who can rely on a lifetime supply of food, housing, and healthcare.”

Just three years ago California voters overwhelmingly rejected Prop. 62 which, if it had passed, would have called to the end to capital punishment. Newsom’s action essentially flipped off the voters – in their face.

But never fear, he says. He won’t let them out of prison. Well thanks for that gov’nuh. So noble of you.

That other Obama clone, Kamala Harris, giddily applauded Newsom saying the death penalty is “immoral, discriminatory, ineffective and a gross misuse of taxpayer dollars.”

Immoral? Some would say not; that if you take a life it’s only right that you forfeit your own.

Discriminatory? How. Aren’t we talking about executing murderers?

Ineffective? Oh you are wrong, senator. It is very effective. People killed on Death Row never commit another crime again.

A gross misuse of taxpayer dollars? That’s a whopper I can’t swallow. Executing a prisoner is much cheaper than feeding and housing him the rest of his natural days. Maintaining each Death Row prisoner costs taxpayers $90,000 more per year than a prisoner in general population. There are 737 inmates on California’s death row.

California last executed a prisoner in 2006. California used to be governed with common sense in the day of Ronald Reagan, Pete Wilson, George Deukemejian and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now it’s ruled by a total lack of common sense, complete pandering to leftist causes, and a full embrace of border jumping aliens. 

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A friend of mine pointed out a Washington Post article that seeks to blame white people for making pollution. Its headline reads: “Whites are mainly to blame for air pollution but blacks and Hispanics bear the burden, says a new study.”

And tell me the liberal media isn’t waging war on white people?

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City officials are talking about crafting an Adopt-A-Park program, which sounds like a great thing.

Great things are happening in Turlock now that the city has adopted their own Adopt-A-Park program. There the Sikhs became the first group to adopt Donnelly Park for cleanup. The Sikhs filled two large dump trucks with debris, painted benches and tables, cleaned up graffiti, disinfected the playgrounds and raked the lake.

After the Adopt-A-Park program gets going in Ceres, the city needs to take measures to make sure those who are renting or using the park pay for the cleanup when left in deplorable shape. And this happens a lot on the weekends. Apparently some people aren’t assimilated to the idea of leaving parks the way they found them.

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After reading this I worry about the future of our country in the hands of the likes of Georgia State Rep, Dar’shun Kendrick, a Democrat. She so loathes people who want to protect yet-to-be-born children that she countered with a punitive and wildly unconstitutional bill that would:

• Ban vasectomies;

• Requiring men to get permission from their sex partners before obtaining a prescription for Viagra or any ED medication

• Implement a 24-hour “waiting period” for men to purchase porn or adult toys.

• Classifies sex without a condom as “aggravated assault” and require paternity testing before 8 weeks of pregnancy as well as make it mandatory for expectant fathers to start paying child support immediately. 

You can’t make this stuff up – it only comes from a debased mindset.

We understand she her so-called Testicular Bill of Rights is a parody of the “heartbeat” bill, which was recently approved by the state’s House of Representatives. It bans most abortions if a doctor can detect a heartbeat in the womb, which is usually during around six weeks into pregnancy. She said her bill is designed “to show how ridiculous it is that any state government should regulate what people do to their bodies.”

That might be true if you were talking about only one body but there is another body involved, Ms. Dar’shun.

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The Stanislaus County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday how some people fail to learn, highlighting how felon Manuel Whitespeare Ramos III convicted of domestic violence got out on parole and did it again and was convicted of felony domestic violence for a second time. While on parole Ramos got into a fight with his ex-wife in Modesto and had pushed, bit and punched her.

Judge Zeff sentenced Ramos to five years in state prison.

The DA’s office concluded: “Some individuals do not learn from their mistakes. Lather, rinse, repeat.”

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I saw a great meme the other day. It read: “Dear Ban Gun teenagers, 11 teens die a day from texting and driving. Let’s ban your cell phone too. Also, your car.”

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Did your kids walk out of school on Friday to demand that the government do something about so-called climate change?

Watching the CBS affiliate coverage of the event in Sacramento, one skull full of mush declared there was a crisis. There is?

The Davis Vanguard reported that student Lucas Foster said, “people are using too much oil and not a lot of people are helping us to try to save the earth …  What humans are doing, we’re making the earth really hot.”

I wonder if poor Lucas was driven to school in a vehicle that burn gasoline because he might want to start practice what he preaches at home.

The Vanguard issued a very biased piece that reported: “World leaders by some estimates only have until 2030 – a mere 11 years – to avoid disastrous levels of global warming according to a UN report from last year.  They estimate that if human-generated GHG (greenhouse gas) emissions continue at the current rate, temperatures could increase another 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial benchmark levels by as soon as 2030.”

Stop. What did Al Gore tell us in 2006. He told that “humanity may have only 10 years left to save the planet from turning into a total frying pan.” His film predicted that that the Arctic could become ice-free within the next decades, and that polar bears would begin drowning. Didn’t happen.

It’s 2019 and where is the frying pan? It’s created a panic where there is none and the scam has made Gore a wealthy man.

The students who walked out on Friday promoted a national embrace of the Green New Deal, which is absurd on its face, as well as costly at an estimated $93 trillion. They also want a national declaration of an emergency on climate change. Odd, isn’t it, how it’s not okay for the president to declare a national emergency to wall off the border with ample evidence of harm being done to our nation, yet, students want a declaration for an emergency that doesn’t exist and there’s no evidence of man-made global warming?

I have to agree with Mike Huckabee on this one when he said this: “If young people, like a certain fact-challenged Congress member, don’t understand why older Americans refuse to be panicked by predictions that we’re just 10 years away from doom, it’s because anyone over 50 has already lived through several dozen deadlines for the Apocalypse.”

Media types have collective amnesia when it comes to their doomsday reporting of so-called climate change. Otherwise they would be noting the hypocrisy of their own reporting. The Los Angeles Time printed a story on Dec. 5, 2017 citing some scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory predicting “significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state.” The story noted that “the scientists have found that rapidly melting Arctic sea ice now threatens to diminish precipitation over California by as much as 15% within 20 to 30 years.”

Here we are now and the state has declared the drought is over.

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Did you hear that the poster child for legal nonbinary movement has renounced the transgender life as a sham?

Just three years ago Jamie Shupe became the first American to be granted the legal status as a “nonbinary” person. He said the male gender designation oppressed his true identity as a woman. “The truth is that my sex change to nonbinary was a medical and scientific fraud,” he told Fox News. The Army veteran attributes his past gender confusion to childhood trauma and a “severe mental health crisis” in 2013. He also said that “out-of-control transgender activism” enabled doctors to indulge his gender fantasies amid a temporary life crisis, a problem he believes is becoming more widespread.

Quick, somebody get a hold of singer Sam Smith who just announced he is non-binary, as if he can summarily dismiss what’s between his legs.

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I’m sick of this. Rep. Steve King posted a meme that wasn’t all that controversial and somebody is calling for him to resign. Richard Painter said the meme was treasonous. Really? An opinionized cartoon is treason? He’d better look up the word. It shows red and blue figures in fighting stance with the words: “Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side has about 8 trillion bullets, while the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.” Truth hurts, I guess.

This column is the opinion of Jeff Benziger, and does not necessarily represent the opinion of The Ceres Courier or Morris Newspaper Corp. of CA. How do you feel about this? Let Jeff know at