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Di Leo: Governor Newsom Speaks from his Heart



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By John F. Di Leo – 

In California this week, there is a heat wave.

There have been heat waves before; it’s not unusual for the area. But the energy grid is no longer up to it; so California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, took to the airwaves, to make an impassioned plea.

“Everyone has to do their part to help,” Governor Newsom declares, in his new public service commercial.  He then goes on to list his expectations for the taxpayers of California.

The state already told people not to charge their electric cars. Now, Governor Sunshine says, you should wake up early and run your air conditioning early in the morning, to pre-cool your home. You should kick up the air conditioning to 78 or higher – yes, 78 – from 4:00 pm onward. You should close your blinds to keep the evil sun out (I always thought people moved to California so they could see the sun!). And one more thing: don’t use your large appliances. Right. That’s what we said.  Just don’t.

One question: What exactly is the point of living in the most beautiful state in the union, if you can’t look out your window, if you can’t cool your home, if you can’t do your laundry in your washer/dryer?  

Stuck all day in a hot and clammy apartment, wearing dirty clothes with the curtains drawn, you might as well have never left New Jersey.

Governor Newsom happily closes this PSA with the inspirational statement, “Californians, you’ve rallied before and we can do it again.”

And at this point, anyone watching the commercial is bound to ask his television, “But what are YOU doing, governor? Are YOU doing YOUR part?

is Gavin Newsom withdrawing any of his destructive orders? Is the legislature in Sacramento reversing any of its draconian green policies?

Let’s think about this now. Why is California in such desperate straits, anyway?

This isn’t exactly news.  It’s been well known for years:  California brought on their energy crisis, quite intentionally, quite determinedly. Remember:

1) California mandated its publicly regulated energy utilities to start migrating toward green energy, years ago. They have been disassembling and decommissioning perfectly good, functioning plants, while spreading thousands and thousands of inefficient windmills and solar panels all over the countryside. California therefore produces less energy every year – at a time when population and industry both desperately require more energy every year. What did they think was going to happen?

2) California has been applying crippling price controls to their public utilities for years. At the same time they are demanding more power from less efficient technologies, they are refusing to allow the price increases that their policies and Biden-era inflation have made necessary. As a result, the power companies simply cannot afford the upkeep that California’s grid desperately requires. Outages, breakdowns, even wildfires are widespread as a result.

3) California has been illegally overruling federal automobile standards, publishing a California-specific schedule for the reduction of internal combustion and diesel engines to be licensed in the state… to be completely eliminated, in fact, by 2035.…  while mandating their eventual replacement by so-called “electric cars” that are powered by plugging in a lithium battery overnight every couple hundred miles.  In short, at a time when the state doesn’t have enough power for normal living, they are stretching the electric power grid even more, to attempt to handle vehicles that shouldn’t need it at all.

You could feel sorry for California, if this all happened 30 or 40 years ago.

But their current crisis is entirely of their own making. The public elected Democrats, and Democrats passed Democrat legislation, that’s all. From top to bottom, California’s political class has rendered its electric grid woefully inefficient, and has rendered their constituents’ quality of life completely substandard, all in the service of a thoroughly disproved climate hoax peddled by an aging Tennessee politician and an angry Swedish high school dropout.

We want to feel sorry for California. Nobody wants to think about being denied the use of washing machines and air conditioners on a brutally hot day.

But we must remember… These are unforced errors. The majorities in California have done it to themselves. They elected the fools, and now they all have to live with the misery that unavoidably resulted from empowering such people.

Oh, and by the way, it gets worse:  When you finally give up in California… You can’t even move out, because all the U-Haul‘s have already been taken.

Copyright 2022 John F Di Leo

John F. Di Leo is a Chicagoland-based trade compliance trainer and transportation manager, writer, and actor. A one-time county chairman of the Milwaukee County Republican Party, he has been writing regularly for Illinois Review since 2009.

 A collection of John’s Illinois Review articles about vote fraud, The Tales of Little Pavel, and his 2021 political satires about current events, Evening Soup with Basement Joe, Volumes One and Two, are available, in either paperback or eBook, only on Amazon.

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  1. Then, when the Californians finally escape this Hell they have created, they carry their leftist Democrat voting habits into other states, diluting the sensible votes of the long-time residents of those states. Just ask Colorado.
    That’s what happens when people vote by heritage and habit, instead of by reason and common sense.

  2. I can’t believe that enough people think Gavin Newsom could be a contender for the Democratic nomination for president in 2024. He clearly is in the “do what I say, not as I do” camp and he is a liar. I have relatives who live in California and they are struggling to get by, thinks to Governor Moonbeam and this idiot Newsom.