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A Little California History

Do you know what happened
164 years ago this summer....

September 9, 1850?
California became a state!
The people had no electricity.
The state had no money.
Almost everyone spoke Spanish.
There were gunfights in the streets.

So basically NOTHING has changed except,
then the women had real tits and the men didn't hold hands.

And that, my friends, is your history lesson for today.


Anonymous said...

Racism - check
Sexism - check
Homophophia - check
Obama's fault - no check

3 out of 4 isn't bad I suppose. And the right-wingers wonder why people think they have a problem with women and minorities...

gruaud said...


The state was swimming in money.

The Gold Rush was directly responsible for the creation of new towns, the transformation of towns into cities, a state constitution was enacted, and California became a state. In fact, the Gold Rush stimulated economies all over the world, demonstrating that austerity measures put in place to "fix" an economy end up doing the exact opposite, Mr. Rightwing Raccoon.

Stick to rooting through garbage cans, you little knucklehead.

ferschitz said...

How does the purportedly omniscient RightWing Dad know, for a fact, that the men didn't hold hands back in 1850 CA? I'll bet some did. It's just that John Wayne movies don't happen to highlight that fact.

Here's a clue, you freaked out bigots: homosexuals weren't invented in late 20th C California.

And seeing as how the USA basically stole CA from Mexico, why shouldn't a sizeable minority (and growing! booga booga scary scary) of CA's populace speak Spanish today. I can only wish that my CA Spanglish was better.

Since the beloved gunz 'n ammo industry - so fetishized by these 2d Amend dopes - sells a sizeable amount of gunz 'n ammo to the Mexican drug cartels, is it any wonder that there are gun fights in CA?? That's what happens when there are lax gun regulations... like: DUH. And thanks a lot, btw, Right Wing Dad for creating that mess in my back yard.

Foolish. And gruaud makes a very good point about the Gold Rush, it's effect on the global economy and the stupidity of Austerity (which just reflects the cupidity of the 1% who send out these stinkers to reliably distracts rightwing idiots from who is really ripping them off).

CharlieE said...

California even has money again today, thanks to voters finally getting the Republicans out of office.

Anonymous said...

I'm baffled by the depiction of California here. Is it a liberal ivory tower with too many rules, or is it a war-torn wasteland that can't provide basic services and security? Has this RWD ever even seen California on TV?

Regarding men holding hands, our dear Right-Wing Dad might be surprised at what behavior was acceptable in the 1800s.

Bob said...




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