The Observer: Speaking of results – Ukiah Daily Journal

8September 2020

Excellent Outcome With Bad Insurance Coverage Law

Just spoken with Jamie Court, of Customer Guard dog, who reports excellent news on recently’s stories in the Observer on the insurance coverage industry-sponsored Assembly Costs 2167, which might have enhanced house and renters’ insurance rates in wildfire-prone areas by 40%. Likewise, it would have bypassed the voter-approved Proposition 103’s protections versus price gouging and neighborhood discrimination, in offense of the limits the citizens troubled the Legislature’s power to change the effort.

Jamie emailed me that, “The legislative session is over. I am happy to report that the bad guys didn’t win. Insurer were not able to pass legislation in Sacramento allowing them to raise rates on homeowners in fire zones in offense of rigorous premium guideline developed by voter-approved Prop 103. Thanks to your support, the State Senate declined to pass a harmful insurance industry-backed costs by Assembly member Tom Daly. We value all your assistance, which permits us to be as an efficient watchdog as possible in these attempting times. Best, Jamie”

A costs that would have raised $2.5 billion from utility ratepayers to “harden” houses and curb other wildfire threats died without legal action. A second costs, needing insurance companies to cover property owners who had actually taken action to secure their residential or commercial properties versus fire, also passed away.

“While Governor Newsom and the Legislature have made progress in lowering wildfire threats on public lands over the past year, insurance should play a much bigger function in protecting Californians in their homes and neighborhoods,” said Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara, who promoted the legislation needing insurance providers to cover house owners.

Lara stated he would continue to advocate for statewide home-hardening requirements “to reduce the spread of wildfires into neighborhoods and lower statewide wildfire risk.”

The expense that Lara backed, Assembly Bill 2367, stopped working to advance out of committee this spring. It would have needed insurance providers to sell coverage to property owners who had actually taken actions to “harden” their homes such as fireproofing their roofing systems and retrofitting vents to avoid ashes from blowing inside and clearing brush around their properties.

Assembly Costs 1659 that would have raised $2.5 billion to spend for a range of wildfire-risk needs was also deep-sixed. It would have earmarked $300 million for “house hardening” and “defensible space” jobs to protect houses in wildfire zones.

“Damaging in the name of justice will hand Trump election” Says Willie Brown

I have actually constantly liked Willie Brown, long-time state Assembly Speaker and Mayor of San Francisco. He’s a scalawag, a wheeler-dealer, has a little bit of con man in him, however he was– is– still a leader and a leading force in politics. So you better listen up when he speaks, or in this case writes a column in last Sunday’s Chronicle.

Here’s the brilliant Brown at his best:

“The greatest risk to a Democratic election sweep in November isn’t the Republican in the White House, however the demonstrators who are wrecking cities in the name of racial justice. President Trump clearly prepares to make the burning and robbery in what he calls ‘Democrat-run’ cities like Portland, Ore., Kenosha, Wis., and even Oakland a centerpiece of his law-and-order platform. And it’s not just the presidential race that might be impacted. Left untreated, the chaos might damage Democrats running for office all across the country. A current Harvard CAPS/Harris survey discovered that three-fourths of individuals surveyed were concerned about increasing criminal activity in the country’s cities. Almost half were worried about rising criminal activity where they live. Numbers like that have Democrats in a heck of a bind. If they stand and condemn the ‘demonstrators,’ the left wing will label them as Trump flunkies and they’ll be in all sorts of trouble. If they keep quiet or deal passive actions, citizens will presume they’re OKAY with burning and looting. What we require to do is have everybody, including the media, stop calling the after-dark destruction ‘presentations.’ The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. did not cross the bridge at Selma under cover of darkness. You can’t even read a demonstration indication in the evening. The demonstrations end when the sun decreases. After that, it’s difficulty for trouble’s sake. Individuals tearing up the cities do not care about elections. The majority of them don’t even vote.”

Time for the self-proclaimed “leaderless” leaders of Black Lives Matter (BLM) to get a grip running a tighter ship at street demos. Antifa and assorted criminal aspects are running actually under the cover of darkness of so-called demonstrations. To paraphrase Comrade Trotsky: Everybody is entitled to act foolish occasionally however BLM abuses the privilege.

Like Willie says, MLK didn’t cross the Selma bridge at night, and you definitely can’t read a demonstration sign in the dark. Take Willie’s recommendations, BLM, it’s powerful medicine.

Moore States Trump Support Is “Off The Charts”

Willie Brown is not the only PolType concerned about the Trumpster acquiring a second term that would certainly lead to the mass suicide of damn near all writers who seemingly are completely focused on ol’ Donald 24-7-365.

One of our faithful readers sent me Facebook posts by Liberal Dem and documentary filmmaker Michael Moore who stated enthusiasm for Trtump in swing states is “off the charts” and prompts everyone to devote to “getting 100 individuals to vote.”

In a Facebook post, Moore noted that polls suggest that President Trump may have a chance in crucial battlefield states like Minnesota, which he lost by 1.5 points in 2016, as well as in Moore’s home state, Michigan, that President Trump won by narrow margins.

“Sorry to need to provide the reality check once again, however when CNN surveyed registered voters in August in simply the swing states, Biden and Trump were in a virtual tie,” Michael Moore said. “In Minnesota, it’s 47-47. In Michigan, where Biden had a big lead, Trump has actually closed the space to 4 points.”

Moore warned that enthusiasm amongst Trump advocates is “OFF THE CHARTS,” but for Joe Biden, “not so much.”

Moore composed: Are you all set for a Trump triumph? Are you psychologically ready to be outsmarted by Trump once again? Do you discover convenience in your certainty that there is no way Trump can win? Are you content with the trust you’ve positioned in the DNC to pull this off?”

“The Biden project simply revealed he’ll be going to a number of states– but not Michigan. Sound familiar? I’m warning you nearly 10 weeks in advance. The interest level for the 60 million in Trump’s base is OFF THE CHARTS! For Joe, not a lot.”

“Do not leave it to the Democrats to eliminate Trump. YOU have to get rid of Trump. WE have to awaken every day for the next 67 days and make certain each people are going to get a hundred individuals out to vote. ACT NOW!”

Jim Shields is the Mendocino County Observer’s editor and publisher, and is likewise the long-time district manager of the Laytonville County Water District. Listen to his radio program “This and That” every Saturday at 12 noon on KPFN 105.1 FM, also streamed live: http://www.kpfn.org!.?.!Source: ukiahdailyjournal.com

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