Here comes the recall! Are you ready?

3 Aug

As you may know, proponents of the Recall Newsom group gathered enough signatures from registered voters to get a special election. Of course that doesn’t mean Newsom is out, that’s up to all the voters. Remember, there are two questions – do you vote to recall, and then, either way, who do you want for governor.  A majority vote (2/3) is required for Newsom to be recalled. The candidate with the most votes on the second question would win the election, no majority required.

Forty-six candidates, including nine Democrats and 24 Republicans, are running for Newsom’s seat in the event the recall is successful. Yep. Whomever you decide to take seriously, you can check the box. Don’t skip the second question, or make a facetious vote for some outrageous celebrity – just because you don’t want the recall to succeed, doesn’t mean you want to throw out your right to vote for a viable candidate to take his place.

I was pleased to see Kevin Kiley was running. I don’t agree with him on everything but he’s been pushing to reopen schools and businesses after the COVID closures. He’s made detailed charges of abuse of power by Newsom. I’ve seen him in the news for a year or more now, and I like the issues that he’s raising. I could live with him as Governor for the short remainder of Newsom’s term. It’s not a decision we have to live with forever, but it should send a message to politicians who think they can make up the rules as they go along.

Normally I wouldn’t support recalls, they seem like a waste of money and time. But the COVID shut-downs really hurt our schools and our economy, and left our communities ugly and divided. Want to find out how ugly – walk into a crowded bar and loudly ask if everybody has been vaccinated! Or mention it on your blog!

And Newsom’s blatant misbehavior – not just outrageous stuff like the French Laundry, but his abuse of power, making weird, subjective, often conflicting and short-lived rulings on everybody else’s behavior. It was like when the adults would go out and leave the kids under the iron thumb of the oldest sibling. A little bit of power can go to a person’s head. We need to let them know, they work for us, not the other way around. Hopefully the message will reverberate out of California all the way to Washington DC.

However you feel, get ready, because it’s coming up fast – September 14. Registered Butte County voters should have already got a notice from Candace Grubbs asking if they want to get their ballot electronically or through the mail. That is also your choice, go get ’em!

God Bless Us Every One.

4 Responses to “Here comes the recall! Are you ready?”

  1. Jim August 4, 2021 at 6:09 am #

    Florida Governor DeSantis has signed an executive order banning mask requirements in schools. Yesterday in Florida 11,515 people admitted to the hospital for COVID.

    I’ll stick with Newsom. He ain’t perfect, but better than any of these other goof balls.

    • Juanita Sumner August 5, 2021 at 10:22 am #

      Well Jim, YOUR governor just allowed PG&E and Cal Fire to burn down another goddamn town didn’t he?


  2. Dawn Plants August 5, 2021 at 2:19 pm #

    Do not forget the $18 BiILLION fraud allowed to the EDD on Gavin’s watch! The female Director of the EDD (who was the one responsible for this disaster) quickly retired in December 2020, with her full pension, of course.

    I’m glad that Juanita pointed me in the right direction….the next thing needs to be the elimination of The California Rule. These people make more than enough to fund their own IRAs and a drastic change is needed to (at least try to) stop the corruption that results from those ridiculous pensions.

    • Juanita Sumner August 6, 2021 at 5:29 am #

      Thanks Dawn, this conversation needs to go public – the taxpayers have never been let into the contracts talks, yet we’re on the hook to pay for them.

      You got it – ridiculous!

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