A Summer camp to help socialize your... dog?
Camp Bow Wow is not limited to California but they are, apparently, serious. From the ad,
"Mom & Dad, take me to camp...
...so I can socialize,"
Remind me again - we're in a recession so severe that some are comparing it as the closest we've come to the Great Depression? And yet, we have people sending their dogs to camp?
And so goes public education, on the slippery slope
Governor Brown signed into law SB 48, this past summer. An excerpt of the bill,
51204.5. Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and a study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, European Americans, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Americans, persons with disabilities, and members of other ethnic and cultural groups, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.
Wait, it gets better.
51500. A teacher shall not give instruction and a school district shall not sponsor any activity that promotes a discriminatory bias on the basis of race or ethnicity, gender, religion, disability, nationality, sexual orientation, or because of a characteristic listed in Section 220.
And if you think that you have the right to teach what you want in the privacy of your own home, consider this little paragraph.
SEC. 6. It is the intent of the Legislature that alternative and charter schools take notice of the provisions of this act in light of Section 235 of the Education Code, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or other specified characteristics in any aspect of the operation of alternative and charter schools.
"(Q)uestions regarding vaccination laws are public policy matters for the government to decide."
...this past weekend ...California governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB499 allowing children as young as 12 to make their own decisions regarding the Gardasil vaccine.
Well, at least Governor Brown's recent signing of 3 gun-control bills will help. Right?
Maybe we need a gun-control bill for the LAPD. It seems that they had some trouble controlling the whereabouts of some of their firearms. Not to worry, though, they only lost some submachine guns. It's also reported that criticism of those who were negligent has been light, presumably because they are fellow officers. David Codrea also points out that the LAPD Chief is a darling of the Brady Campaign, is against open and concealed carry, and doesn't want honest citizens to have normal capacity magazines. All this, I suppose, because the normal citizen isn't responsible enough.