The Newsom Chronicles, Episode 6: Doubling Down on Stupid

A good majority of Californians are very much sick of Governor Gavin Newsom’s capricious, arbitrary, and spiteful governance. This only increases with each new tweet, diktat and unapologetic blunder he makes. It’s a bad soap opera, and the people of California need to cancel the show.


I have mentioned how to do this: If you are Californian, download the form, print it out, sign it, and get 4 other friends to do the same. Word on the street is that signatures are up to 800,000 and climbing. All we need is 1.5 million to seal the deal, and we are already halfway there.

All of my RedState colleagues have been summarizing the soap opera episodes at their various points, so I will quote liberally from their great pieces.

In case you have just tuned in, let’s recap the episodes of “The Newsom Chronicles”:

Episode 1: The Slap Down:

My colleague Jennifer Van Laar reported,

“California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-PrivateJet) was Whitmered in spectacular fashion by a Sutter County Superior Court Judge in a just-released ruling; an Executive Order Newsom issued June 3 that amended sections of the state’s Elections Code was declared unconstitutional and a permanent injunction has been issued, barring Newsom from issuing additional Executive Orders that amend, change, alter, or create new statutory law or legislative policy.”

Governor Hair-Gel asked the judge to hold off a permanent injunction for two weeks. Two weeks? We all wondered what he was attempting to cook up during that time. Thankfully, the Judge gave him a resounding, “NO”.

Cue the legal temper tantrum. Assemblyman Kevin Kiley (R-Rocklin), who, with his colleague Assemblyman James Gallagher (R-Yuba City) won the injunction court fight against Hair-Gel, tweeted this a few days ago:


Uhhh, yeah… that would be the point! But, narcissists gotta narc. With the lackluster performance of his Attorney General’s legal team the last time they went up against Kiley and Gallagher, he is only attempting to postpone the inevitable.

Episode 2: My Kids Are Better Than Your Kids:

At the end of October, King Gavin said at a news conference that his four children, ages 4 to 11, have returned to in-person learning. This was spouted matter-of-factly, as if this was the normal course of things for someone of his stature. The majority of California schools, including those in Sacramento County where the Newsoms live, remain closed. So while parents pull their hair out over how to manage their kids on Zoom and actually do their own work, and watch their child’s knowledge and skill level degrade, King Gavin’s kids get the full breadth of their educational experience, without equivocation, without guilt, and once again, without apology. It’s rich.

Episode 3: Taxes? What’s That?!:

As Jennifer Van Laar documented, Lord Newsom has not just one, but two mansions that he received through sweetheart deals with the bank and his corporation, Plump Jack LLC. All above board, of course <insert eyeroll>. As most people who think the rules don’t apply to them, M’Lord has failed to pay his property taxes. Like, for years.

Jennifer reported this back in July and August and the articles went viral. Suddenly, the taxes were made current! But we are in a new fiscal year, and like clockwork, Lord Newsom is late on his taxes again. He really has no excuse because…

Episode 4: He Hasn’t Taken A Pay Cut:

Back in May, Governor Hair-Gel claimed that along with having to slash the salaries of state workers, that he would also take a pay cut. According to the New York Post, that didn’t happen:

“Newsom had pledged to reduce his governor’s salary by the same amount he was slashing salaries of state workers — 10 percent — back in May when he laid out sweeping reductions in spending.

“While most government workers were handed smaller paychecks beginning last month, Newsom still received his full monthly salary of $17,479., the Sacramento Bee first reported.

“Newsom’s spokesman, Nathan Click, told the Bee that Newsom was only issued his full paycheck because of an oversight.”

According to the Post, Hair-Gel has now requested the Controller’s Office reduce his pay retroactively to July 1.

We’ll see…

Episode 5: The French Laundry Debacle:

My colleague Sister Toldjah recapped this episode nicely:

“Gavin Newsom was once again exposed as a massive COVID lockdown hypocrite after being caught attending an intimate private birthday get-together for a “longtime friend” at a cozy Napa County restaurant at the same time he was implementing more draconian measures that placed even stricter limits on the number of people who could gather together even at private residences here at the holidays.”

Newsom gave a snarky little apology and claimed that they were in line with health regulations because they were outside. He assumed that this half-hearted apology would absolve him. The next day, Fox 11 News released pictures that confirmed Newsom not only was there with a grip of people not socially distanced and definitely unmasked, but that the party was indeed indoors.


To add insult to injury, Politico revealed that among the guests were California Medical Association officials, the very people who, like the Governor, are supposed to be leading by example. What this episode served to do was highlight the fact that their mantra is, “COVID regulations for thee, but not for me!”:

“California Medical Association officials were among the guests seated next to Gov. Gavin Newsom at a top California political operative’s opulent birthday dinner at the French Laundry restaurant this month.

“CEO Dustin Corcoran and top CMA lobbyist Janus Norman both joined the dinner at the French Laundry, an elite Napa fine dining restaurant, to celebrate the 50th birthday of lobbyist and longtime Newsom adviser Jason Kinney, a representative of the powerful interest group confirmed Wednesday morning.”

Suck it, plebes, the rules do not apply to us. But this episode was extended, because for the first time, many finally saw the depths of Newsom’s hypocrisy. He would say anything and do anything, as long as he wasn’t being held accountable.

Our Republican State Senators wrote the final half hour:


My colleague Kira Davis let loose on King Gavin, and she did not hold back:

“The elite class despises the rest of America, even their own supporters and voters. They think of our lives as simply a means to an end in their own lives. The reason Newsom can party at The French Laundry while simultaneously telling you eat outside this Thanksgiving is that he genuinely believes his life is more valuable than yours.”

Well, it’s not. We see right through your hypocrisy, and we will not take you seriously. Newsom is worthy of all the mockery he receives, as an illustrious California cartoonist just served:

Episode 6: Doubling Down on Stupid:

Jennifer Van Laar wrote today,

“Now, in one of his biggest temper tantrums yet, Newsom is retaliating against Californians who have dared question his leadership (including a Superior Court judge) by issuing a 10 PM to 5 AM curfew for counties in the “Purple” tier (90+ percent of the state) starting Saturday, for a month.”

An alternate title for this episode could be, “Curfew and Condemnation”, because this diktat was followed by other veiled threats and warnings which I could not care less to document. We are all over it. But, riddle me this: does the virus somehow magically appears at 10:00 p.m. at night, and then disappears at 5:01 a.m. in the morning?


Just more evidence that King Gavin’s regulations are arbitrary and idiotic.

The California Globe has already reported that the Sacramento County Sheriff has no plans of enforcing these new curfew orders.

It looks like Orange County is also following suit. No doubt other counties will do the same. After all, they’ve either severely defunded these departments or reduced law enforcement within the state to such a degree that the personnel is just not there.

Time to deploy those social workers.

Bill Melugin is an accomplished and dignified journalist, so I expect him to couch his words. I have claimed the journalist part; Dignified? Well…

One of our readers brought it home:


And Kira Davis’s parting shot is golden.

At this point, we’ve all lost our dignity—heck, we still live in California. And we have definitely reached the end of our patience. We are looking forward to the cancellation of the Newsom Chronicles.

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