Today, in asking for a friend, political wankery edition

Welp.

California’s ban on state-funded travel grew to include a ninth state on Friday with Attorney General Xavier Becerra announcing new restrictions on public employees attending work-related events in Oklahoma.

Since 2017, California has forbidden state employees from traveling to states with laws that California leaders perceive to be discriminatory against gay and transgender people.

Becerra in a news release said he added restrictions on Oklahoma because the Southern state adopted a law that could allow adoption services agencies to refuse to work with gay and transgender people…

The law prohibits the California State University and University of California systems from sending staff members or students to states on the banned list. The public university systems continue to send their athletic teams to those states for post-season events, such as the NCAA basketball tournament or college football bowl games.

Assemblyman Matt Harper, R-Huntington Beach, has asked Becerra’s department to issue a formal opinion on whether Low’s law applies to college sports. The department assigned an attorney to the question, but has not released a report.

UCLA’s football team is scheduled to play at the University of Oklahoma on Sept. 8.

I could see how that might be a problem.

(h/t MW)

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60 responses to “Today, in asking for a friend, political wankery edition

  1. Ben

    Oklahoma ain’t a southern state.

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  2. Argondawg

    California: We despise you racist, mysoginist, homophobic states. You are horrible people and we want nothing to do with you. So much so that we won’t let our employees even interact with you. You and your antiquated beliefs are beneath us.

    Seems like a smart pathway to civil dialogue to me.

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  3. doofusdawg

    What a bunch of assholes… how’s that for civility… lol.

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  4. Hill Billy Dawg

    Is this the beginning of the Kommiefornia “Berlin Wall?” Maybe we could call it the “San Francisco Fence?”

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    • SpellDawg

      “We got into sanctions against the Soviet Union on grain because it was the thing to do and we ruined the American farm economy”

      The more things change….

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  5. Cojones

    Ca passed a law that prohibits playing the game so they should cancel – or change the law.

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  6. Granthams Replacement

    UCLA’s softball team played in OKC last night, guess the coaches will be arrested when they get back to LAX. The players are safe since they are not employees.

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    • Argondawg

      I would move that they forfeit their win last night in protest of the horrible oppressiveness of the Oklahoma people.

      Scratch that it was a win over the gators. Let it stand. Principles be damned

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  7. 92 grad

    Kind of looks to me that it just means the state won’t pay for the travel, I know it’s more than that but still, maybe the softball team is using private funds for their travel to and from OK.

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  8. Walt

    Yeah, damn those commie assholes in California. How dare they try to provide equal rights to all of their citizens. By the way, was there a sale on internet access at Tractor Supply Co.?

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    • doofusdawg

      I miss Lewis Grizzard.

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    • Argondawg

      No but steel toed boots were on sale and so was dog food. Good times.

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    • David Chadwick

      Nevermind that the travel ban is political horseshit. California is in fine shape, just drive around LA and the OC. Maybe, you can move there and provide the homeless a bed? I know the weather is great, the housing affordable and the taxes low. Disneyfornia!!!

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    • UGA93

      Walt, what is it about preventing state employees from visiting Oklahoma that provides equal rights to California citizens? I see no disagreement – at least, not on my end – with equal rights for all people, gay, transgender or otherwise. My disagreement is with the methods, which in this case appear to be ineffectual and lacking any real substance in terms of driving change. Also, is there a popular tractor meme that I’m missing, or are you suggesting that those who disagree with you are likely to be purchasers of tractor equipment?

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    • Cosmic Dawg

      These are not their citizens Other than that, great point.

      States differ to reflect the population – ergo why we have fifty states. Chicago can’t get their crime under control depite being a very wealthy city and many Los Angeles public schools are unfit for children. Should we start banning travel to those places until they stop “hating” victims of violent crime and their own children?

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    • Biggen

      You sound like you would have been a fan of the medevil crusades.

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    • Napoleon BonerFart.

      Right. The citizens of California are well served by trampling the private property rights of citizens of other states. Huzzah for whatever protected class we’ve invented today!

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    • MGW

      Having a good cause doesn’t mean whatever anyone does in the name of it is a good idea.

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  9. And there were people commenting here last week that they wanted politics out of their sports feed …

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    • ugafidelis

      Only 29 comments so far. That’s gotta be some kind of record.

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      • I do not have a single problem with the Senator posting political oriented posts that affect college sports. I find those live with the naiveté that sports are immune to politics annoying and intellectually dishonest.

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  10. Argondawg

    This cannot be a proper political conversation until someone breaks out Nazis or Hitler since Walt already used commie. I just think we aren’t trying hard enough. Get it together people.

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  11. dawgxian

    It’s scary enough dropping a child into the foster care system. I can’t imagine doing it if there was the chance he/she would be placed in an LGBTQ household. Btw- there is now serious talk of adding P to the abbreviation. I’ll let you guess what that stands for.

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    • You vile, lying piece of shit. Get out off the dark foul corners of the web and do some fact checking. I can’t believe I’m gonna do this for you since it’s obvious that you are too far gone to help, but here it is…

      https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lgbtp-adding-letter/

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    • ASEF

      My niece is a lesbian. Came out at age 16. She’s deeply involved with the Episcopal Church and studying organic chemistry as an honor student at an SEC school. She’s quiet and humble. She has a wicked, dry sense of humor. She’s everything a certain community points to as an outstanding citizen and model of Christian behavior – except she’s gay.

      I would trust her to raise my children or any children. I would not trust you if that one comment is any indication whatsoever of your judgment, compassion, and basic humanity.

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    • dawgxian, one more bigoted comment like that, and you’re gone. No place here for that crap.

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  12. TnDawg

    Oh Boy, now we condone this perverted behavior? It is a perversion people. Guess that’s a bigoted comment. I am gone.

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  13. AusDawg85

    Hell, Texas has been on the banned list for a while now and Californians still keep coming here and ruining Austin, so what’s the big deal?

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  14. The other Doug

    Is being banned from Tulsa like being banned from Valdosta?

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  15. Well that was better than expected, except for one or two. Pretty good for here.

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  16. Will Trane

    Let’s ask Dan Mullen or Nick Saban what they think of that with regard to D1 teams from California competing in the “south”.
    The UCLA softball team is in Oklahoma for the ladies NCAA Softball Championship. No need to wait until September.
    Congrats to the Lady Softball Dawgs for their outstanding play. A very young team.
    Dare say the California AG and their laws suffer from a strong case of sociocentrism.
    Or does it violate the rights of employees to work or could be in restraint of commerce.
    What we do know is that high income and property taxes states like California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey are for all purposes have high “trade tariffs”. Those taxes are included in the cost of goods and services exported to other states.

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  17. Charles

    Now that they’ve legislated California into the highest poverty and inequality rates of any state in the union, I guess it would make sense that they’d go all social justice crusade-y on locales that are easy targets politically (and outside of their legislative authority).

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  18. Charles

    Concomitantly, given that African Americans, on the margin, are against gay marriage, couldn’t a travel policy that penalizes those sorts of communities for their views be characterized as… racist?

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  19. I do find California decidedly UNrighteous in their eagerness to piss on the Privileges & Immunities of U.S. Citizens (maybe not legally but certainly politically) while rolling out the red carpet for non-citizens while completely pissing in the face of the Article 1 and Article 2 branch.

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  20. Well, I take that back, the hate came out.

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