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May 22, 2024 10 mins

As you've heard on the show many times, "California's Crumblin!" California's politics are just about the most crooked in the nation. Gas prices are out of control and home prices are out of control but hey, at least CA has a "hate hotline."

Katy Grimes from California Globe, joined Joe Getty to talk about all of the problems the state faces.

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Speaker 1 (00:00):
Right now.

Speaker 2 (00:00):
What a pleasure this is to welcome back to the
Armstrong and Getty Show. Katie Grimes the editor in chief
of the California Globe. Katie a long time investigative journalist
covering the California state capital. She authored a book, California's
War against Donald Trump, Who Wins and Who Loses? And
is a just terrific read at The California Globe. Recent article,
Democrats don't want the public to know they're protecting pedo files. Great, Scott,

(00:24):
what is this all about? Katie Grimes joins us, Hey, Katie,
how are you?

Speaker 3 (00:28):
Hey? Joe Getty doing well? How are you?

Speaker 1 (00:31):
I'm terrific for listening, folks.

Speaker 2 (00:34):
Jack had to jet off to a follow up appointment
for his eye surgery, but he's doing great and he'll
be back tomorrow. But that's a hell of a headline.
Democrats don't want the public to know they're protecting pedal files.

Speaker 1 (00:43):
What are we talking about?

Speaker 3 (00:46):
Well, it is in quotes, and I quoted Assemblyman Bill
a Sale from a Assembly floor speech yesterday, or not
really necessarily a floor speech. He forced the Assembly to
try and to vote, or he was trying to on
a bill that he has which would end sanctuary protections

(01:06):
for illegal aliens convicted of sex crimes against minors. So
it's kind of a mouthful, but the bottom line is
the Democrats, not one Democrat in the Assembly yesterday would
consider having a debate about this and voting on it.

Speaker 2 (01:22):
All right, let's not jump past that the bedrock of
this too quickly. So California extends sanctuary status to illegal
aliens convicted of sex offenses against child the children being
child rapists.

Speaker 3 (01:39):
Essentially, well, essentially, what it is is California passed the
law a few years ago that phibits law enforcement from
working with ICE agents. So even if they have a
sex crime illegal alien in their custody and ICE shows up,

(02:00):
there's like no cooperation happening. And so it essentially, according
to assemblymen, as Faily offers sanctuary protections for these people.

Speaker 1 (02:09):
It's absolutely horrible.

Speaker 2 (02:11):
And the assemblyman just wanted his bill to be heard
and debated, but I understand it got kind of hairy
on the floor as he was trying to do that.

Speaker 1 (02:19):
Yes, it was.

Speaker 3 (02:20):
Quite a sight. And when this happens in the Assembly
or the Senate, it's very telling. So when he was
just reading the motion, that he was making to allow
the Assembly rules to be suspended so that his bill
could bypass the committee process because they won't hear it
in committee and instead be heard on the floor. The

(02:44):
Speaker pro Temp cut off his mic and told him
to stop it and accused him of trying to debate,
you know, the issue right then and there, and they
continued with his mic cut off. So he had to
yell his motion across the Assembly floor, for which they
did grant a vote, and that's what was voted down,

(03:04):
that the rules would not be suspended and his bill
would not be heard.

Speaker 2 (03:08):
Wow wow, I think is that another quote from Assembly
in a sale He said it's been languishing as Democrats
in the Public Safety Committee refused to hear it quote
because they know I'd bring angel moms and county sheriffs
to testify, and they just don't want the question to
be asked, right, That's exactly it.

Speaker 3 (03:31):
So the bill did sense, it did get assigned to
the Assembly Public Safety Committee, but the committee won't hear it.
They won't put it on the calendar or the agenda,
and so that's why he tried to force this yesterday.
He did have a mother there whose whose son was
killed twenty two years ago by an illegal alien, and

(03:54):
you know, she's a living, breathing testament to the fact
that this is still, twenty two years later, a massive
issue in California.

Speaker 2 (04:03):
Well, and it doesn't have a chance of getting out
of committee or getting voted on or anything like that,
which is just testament to the one party banana republic
politics that California is dealing with these days. Is there
more to that story, Katie, or are you up for
moving on to other fair.

Speaker 3 (04:19):
We can move on. I will just one last little
not is there were thirty members of the Assembly yesterday
who refused to vote no. So thirty spineless human beings
who wouldn't even put their yes or no vote out there.
And I included that in the article if people are interested.

Speaker 2 (04:38):
To know who California is ungovernable, so you write a
fair amount. I love reading you on California Globe. What
recently has really got your attention and fired up that you've.

Speaker 3 (04:50):
Written about, Well, all kinds of good news coming your
way from me to the California Air Resources Board is
going to add another f defense onto our gas taxes.
It's their clean air tax, aren't you excited.

Speaker 1 (05:05):
Wow.

Speaker 2 (05:06):
Wow, How certain is that to happen? Is that one
of those aspirational uh plans? Or do you think that's
actually gonna hit the gas pumps?

Speaker 1 (05:16):
Oh?

Speaker 3 (05:16):
They already voted it. It's been approved by the unelected board,
which does not have the authority to pass taxes, but
they did. And yeah, it's it's supposed to hit the uh,
the tax board, I think in June.

Speaker 2 (05:31):
Yeah, I just it's it's it's so mountainous at this point,
the misgovernance of California and the the mobbed up feel
of the legislature and all.

Speaker 1 (05:41):
I just I don't know, it's just so discouraging.

Speaker 3 (05:45):
Yeah, you're right, I find it extremely discouraging. It's it's
why I write the articles that I write. It just
trying to expose what they're doing or not doing. What
they're you know, the the bs that they're addressing U,
you know, on the Assembly, for all kinds of DEI
garbage and social welfare crap instead of what's going on

(06:06):
with the California economy. You know what the governor isn't doing.
You know, he's jetting off to you know, climate change
conferences with the Pope instead of staying here and governing
this horrific state.

Speaker 1 (06:18):
Yeah, r Katie.

Speaker 2 (06:19):
Katie Green brought us a story just a few minutes
ago about the one hundred million dollars or so being
dumped into this anti hate hotline foolishness. And I've tried
to describe this to people in various ways, and I'm
sure you could do a better job or a different
job of explaining how government NHL menke and my hero
is so great on this. Government will identify a problem,

(06:39):
real or imaginable or imagine rather, and they will say, well,
we must solve this. This is a terrible problem. We
are going to devote this money to this solution, including
something as dopey as a phone line. But the point
is not solving the problem. The point is handing out
the money, isn't it exactly?

Speaker 3 (06:57):
And that is one of the things I focus on
free It's this. The story that Katie Green reported on
is one I covered. We actually have a division of
the California Civil Rights Department called California Versus Hate, and
I wrote about it last year when the governor and
the first partner were hawking this ridiculous hotline where you know,

(07:22):
if you've been the victim of hate. You can call
and report it. And I called it, you know, the
Department of Snitches again, real or imagined hate, And they've
got people investigating this, and so really, what it's about.
It just celebrated its first anniversary. They did receive ninety
one million dollars in grants for to put a stop

(07:44):
to hate. Because ninety one million dollars, absolutely, you know,
strikes the fear of God in me and my hate.
And really, what it's about, Joe, is they're ramping up
for the twenty twenty four election because anybody who doesn't
vote the way the Democrats in California vote are haters
and they're anticipating a lot of calls about.

Speaker 2 (08:05):
Politics, right, and anybody does vote that way gets paid
through some phony program or another. I can't imagine what
hilariously dopey efforts they're going to make it eliminating hate.
Will it be posters or public service announcements, or will
we just not ever see anything of that money? Will
it just kind of disappear into the pockets and cronies.

Speaker 3 (08:27):
Yeah, it disappears into NGOs, And in this case, some
of it might go to local governments for their efforts
to eradicate hate. Also, again, super subjective doesn't mean a
thing at all. You don't eradicate hate. You don't say, oh,
I wish there would be no hate in California and
then send money on it. So no, it's it's ridiculous.

Speaker 2 (08:50):
So the snitch line you got my attention, though, So
if Jack annoys me in particular, someday I can call
the snitch line and say that he's been discriminating against
me because of my Presbyterian heritage.

Speaker 3 (09:03):
Yeah, I don't know if that's a protected category, Joe, Well,
they might not be that interested. Yeah, I know. Well
they said that last year they received over two thousand calls,
a thousand of which were actual hate issues, so plenty
of people are I mean, I would have thought there'd
be millions of calls, but yeah, ninety one million dollars
for two thousand calls, half of which were even qualifying

(09:25):
for real hate.

Speaker 2 (09:28):
That that that well, that ought to be on the
California state flag instead of a bear. I'm not sure
how you would portray it, but what a beautiful symbol
of the current state of affairs. Katie Grimes of the
California Globe. You must, you must, you must bookmark California
Globe dot Com, read it, follow it.

Speaker 1 (09:47):
It is realistic, it is not partisan.

Speaker 2 (09:49):
It's smart, and it's a it's a fun read and
a kind of perverse way, just because you know, as
Katie was discussing, they're getting away with it, but they're
not getting away with it completely because somebody's shining light
on it.

Speaker 1 (10:03):
So well done, Katie. We really admire what you do.

Speaker 3 (10:07):
Thanks a lot, Joe.

Speaker 2 (10:08):
All Right, you got it, and let's talk again soon, okay, please, yes,
thank you, all right, thank you the fabulous Katie Grimes,
Armstrong and Getty
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