Since when has hunting a mountain lion legally been considered a terminable offense for one’s job? Only in the ever-increasingly insane state of
California is such an “offense” about to become a reality! Dan Richards, California’s Department of Fish & Game Commissioner, has been under assault from liberal Democrats in Sacramento for shooting a mountain lion in Idaho. Bear (no pun intended) in mind; mountain lion hunting is legal in Idaho,
though not in California. So what’s the issue? Richards didn’t kill such an animal in this state; he’s done nothing wrong. He took part in a sport that dozens of other hunters enjoy in accordance to the laws of that state. Yet for reasons that are only known by the likes of Assemblyman Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, 79th District Assembly member and his leftist comrades out (not “in”)arms, Richards needs to resign immediately.
Why? Richards was appointed to enforce the state of
California’s fish and game laws and ensure that the health of such populations
continue to thrive. From all accounts, he is performing his job admirably. What
legal hobbies Mr. Richards chooses to enjoy outside of the state are his
business; not those of Hueso, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom, who is also a leading
town-crier for Richards’ firing, or anyone else!
I’d like to defend Commissioner Richards and on his behalf, volunteer my time to campaign for the resignations of Hueso and Newsom for their very public, professional shortcomings. The charges with regard to their collective
morally/ethically-challenged voting records and personal life choices are so
numerous I’d have enough blogging fodder for a year, so I’ll list just a few of
their more politically-charged digressions.
I’ll start with the Hueso. The former undistinguished San Diego City Council member has made himself right at home on the left-tilted couches
in Sacramento. Consider his “yea” votes: allowing university financial aid for illegal immigrants; repeal of the fingerprinting requirement for CalFresh applicants; pro-affirmative action in college/university admission selection; eliminating the requirement that at DUI inspection checkpoints, law enforcement impound cars from those drivers who cannot provide a valid drivers license; and denying state funding of any public project which does not include a Project Labor Agreement (PLA). Quite a liberal list of accomplishments attained in less than one year!
Then there’sthe self-proclaimed “Gavinator”, who’s blatant disregard for state law and personal character flaws are already legendary. In early 2004, Newsom gained national attention when he directed the San Francisco city-county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in violation of the current state law. The California Supreme Court annulled the marriages in August of the same year, much to Newsome’s chagrin. In January 2007, it was revealed that Newsom had had a romantic relationship in mid-2005 with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his former deputy chief of staff and then campaign manager, Alex Tourk. Way to keep your “affairs” in-house, Mr. Newsom! Tourk filed for
divorce shortly after the revelation and left Newsom’s campaign and administration. Perhaps most despicably, Newsom in 2009 came
under attack for the City of San Francisco’s policy of illegally harboring
juvenile criminal aliens. The city was circumventing Immigration and Customs
Enforcement by harboring or sending the aliens back to their own native
countries. There were several well-publicized murders of American citizens carried out by the very criminalsNewsom so ardently and illegally protected in “The City!”
And there you have it!
Two high-ranking state politicians who find the best use of their time to
be spent on protecting the rights of illegal immigrants/criminals and the
ouster of an innocent, law-abiding Fish & Game Commissioner, rather than
correct the impending financial insolvency of California! Makes me want to grab
my guitar and wail the lyrics from Simon & Garfunkel’s ‘’Mrs. Robinson”………..’where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you…………………..’