August 31, 2011

O, Sweet Saint Of San Andreas

Hear my prayer.

h/t Sean

Posted by Kate at August 31, 2011 4:34 PM

The Union? Should be the Onion!

Posted by: Howie at August 31, 2011 4:52 PM

Wait until Barry sends in the SEIU goons to Card Check those kiddie babysitters.

Posted by: Fred at August 31, 2011 4:58 PM

I'm pleased to see that all of California's other problems (i.e. fiscal, drugs, illegal immigration, etc.) have been solved so they can focus on more important issues like this.

Posted by: John at August 31, 2011 5:00 PM

Will they have to pay the boyfriends too, like maybe consultant fees?

Posted by: Peter O'Donnell at August 31, 2011 5:21 PM

A commentor on another forum suggested that the best thing would be for Kalifornians to just keep piling on these kind of laws until they finally implode under the pile o' stoopid. The survivors can then begin the healing...

Posted by: rws at August 31, 2011 5:34 PM

Stupid people make stupid laws.

Stupider people follow stupid laws without speaking up and out against them. If we want a free society, we have to fight to keep it that way, otherwise there won't be enough jails to hold all us law-breakers.

Posted by: glacierman at August 31, 2011 5:43 PM

I'm somewhat acquainted with the bill's author, since I worked in San Francisco for a couple of years. Here's his Wikipedia entry; it's pretty much what you'd expect:

Posted by: Iowa Jim at August 31, 2011 5:54 PM

Brilliant. Just what a faltering economy needs...parents not going out, spending money, because of this ill-conceived law. Just brilliant.

Posted by: Colin in BC at August 31, 2011 6:43 PM

Will they have to pay the boyfriends too, like maybe consultant fees?

Peter.... The boyfriends are already getting some. The government in California would probably want to tax him for his services. Along with.... Medical verification forms. Pregnancy liability forms. Promise to break up all nice forms.

The opportunity for the government to infringe is endless. And if you think a medical verification form in order to date a girl is outlandish....... re-read the original point of this post.

I showed this to my wife and she told me not believe everything I read on the internet.

Yeah.. it's that far out there.

Posted by: Jeff K at August 31, 2011 7:02 PM

California is dead. Its being run by imbeciles.
Its oly a matter of time before all the decent folks high tail it for better pastures. The only folks left wll be the money baggers, bums & criminal thugs ( that includes Democrates). Just ask anyone from Detroit.

Posted by: Revnant Dream at August 31, 2011 7:09 PM

They're kidding, right? Right?
Really, nobody could be THAT stupid, could they?

Posted by: Canuck66 at August 31, 2011 7:14 PM

when I posted this earlier I was almost convinced that it was meant to make working conditions for 'nannies' more the way ruby dhallah didn't...but then I saw that as is usual for moonbat-driven legislation, they never know when to say 'enough is enough' and it can legally be applied to babysitters...and likely to house-sitters, dog-sitters, plant-sitters, etc....

it isn't that liebrals don't occasionally draft well-meaning legislation, it's that they never know when to stop writing or never dream that anyone would enforce it the way it's written...

Posted by: Bemused at August 31, 2011 7:14 PM

California bill maker Tom_Ammiano cares about our children's future..

Ammiano was in a 16-year domestic partnership with a fellow schoolteacher, Tim Curbo, who died of complications from AIDS in 1994. He has one daughter and is now a grandfather. Aside from his teaching and political careers, Ammiano has been a stand-up comedian since 1980. Ammiano portrayed himself in the 2008 film Milk.

Stand up comedian/ so He is a joke..

Posted by: Fearless Leader at August 31, 2011 7:27 PM

You couldn't make that shyte up if you tried. Stupid Cali.

Posted by: Mark at August 31, 2011 7:34 PM


Posted by: lberia at August 31, 2011 8:24 PM

geezez , you should have waited to post this . Stelmachs NDP will probly try to make a legacy out of this before he leaves .

Posted by: cantuc at August 31, 2011 8:53 PM

Well, on the other hand, most housekeepers, nannies, etc in California are illegal aliens. Perhaps there will be some unintended consequences....

Posted by: David at August 31, 2011 10:01 PM

when I used to fly into LAX I thought it was the smog that stank, now I realize I know how stoopid smells

Posted by: GYM at August 31, 2011 10:09 PM

I ran into another crazy law south of the border recently, in Nevada of all places. The guy in the airport bar told me he had to see proof of age for every customer. I'm sixty-two and might pass for fifty-nine on a really good day. Just lucky I was in the airport because I often don't carry proof of age other than my face.

Posted by: Peter O'Donnell at August 31, 2011 10:28 PM

The big earthquake can't come fast enough.

Posted by: tellingitlikeitis at August 31, 2011 11:05 PM

Seriously, that article is a joke, right?

Posted by: otterdriver at August 31, 2011 11:06 PM

I'm with otterdriver on this one. It has to be a joke.

Check the calendar, is it April 1 already?

Posted by: Dirtman at August 31, 2011 11:21 PM

a place to visit
that's it.

Posted by: puddin n pie at August 31, 2011 11:34 PM

Hmmmm.......I guess the nanny state doesn't want any competition.

Posted by: Robert L at August 31, 2011 11:38 PM

Time to slip into the sea. Quietly. Without a bang.

Posted by: Brian M. at September 1, 2011 12:11 AM

No complaints here. This law hurts all the right people: illegal aliens and the people who hire them.

Law of Intended Liberal Stupidity.

Posted by: POWinCA at September 1, 2011 1:26 AM

Nothing wrong with California that a rise in the Ocean level can't cure. Just goes to show what happens when you empty the nut houses to save money. They migrate to the political arena.

Posted by: peterj at September 1, 2011 1:29 AM

Fifteen years ago, the Government of Saskatchewan passed legislation very similar to this. Thousands of families struggling to care for aged parents/grandparents would have been ruined if they didn't have understanding caregivers willing to continue with whatever arrangements they already had. Institutional care wasn't an option for most because, even if they wanted to put granny in storage, every retirement or nursing home in the province was full and overflowing.

There was such an outcry, especially from small towns, that the legislation was rescinded - the only case I'm aware of where the NDP took a union position and then actually backed down.

I remember this well because my own family would have been victimized. I'm not sure after all these years but, I think that Bob Mitchell was the "good guy" in cabinet who went to bat for the people.

Posted by: Zog at September 1, 2011 2:26 AM

POW in CA - sorry, gotta disagree with you there. The lack of baby-sitting jobs will hit teenagers the hardest. Those who were hurt the most by the minimum wage increases (what's that black youth unemployment number again?) can vouch for unintended consequences, I think that the biggest unintended consequence of this bill will be that it won't be long before there are no jobs that unskilled youth can get in California (and with them, the training in "this is how you work" that later employers would look for). Then Greece will be about 15-30 years away.

Posted by: C_Miner at September 1, 2011 8:05 AM

This is a "please sue me" law. Passed by liberal lawyers for liberal lawyers, the biggest consequence of this law will be the proliferation of worker compensation lawsuits.

What's next? Babysitters required to be licensed, bonded and insured before the can watch the kids?

Posted by: erik s at September 1, 2011 2:00 PM

@ erik s

Here in wingnut BC (California North) babysitters are already required to be licenced. Not sure about bonds or insurence but rest assured someone is working on that.

Posted by: peterj at September 1, 2011 3:46 PM