Cross-posted at Magnana Mouse.
If you thought Texas was proud of itself more than any sane state, then you haven’t witnessed California in full bloom.
A lot of Blue states were feeling defiant after a Fascist douche-clown stole the helm of our country by nefarious means. But, a lot of states are not California – which if she were a country would have the world’s 5th largest economy. California is not nearly willing to bend over to TrumpCo to be raped like Dubya Bush did to the entire nation’s surplus he inherited when he took office.
California is in fit shape, financially, and Donald Trump is the king of bankruptcy. He’ll not be allowed to plunder California.
California is a proud testing ground for a progressive cultural march forward. Trump will not be allowed to march in and thrust us back into medieval darkness.
This sentiment was made clear by our Governor, Jerry Brown, who made it clear that California will stand true to its immigration and health care reform; as well of one of the issues that Trump and his billionaire cabinet-monkeys denies even exists: “We will protect the precious rights of our people and continue to confront the existential threat of our time — devastating climate change,”
Jerry Brown didn’t have to defend the state against the orange Hitler assault alone for long. Now, California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon released a statement representing the Sunshine State Legislature. This is a state congress, and while that may not sound exciting, these are two of the most influential members of the group who are the cogs that make the largest state government in the US hum.
“We went to sleep on election night and woke up feeling like strangers in a foreign land. We stretched awake; looked around, and realized we have never been more proud to be Californians. California is – and must always be – a refuge of justice and opportunity. Mr. Trump, California will defend its people and our progress. Our state was not a part of this nation when its history began, but we are clearly now the keeper of its future.”
That is just some selected clips with some Magnana spices. The note in its entirety is fantastic.