CALIFORNIA’S MORAL SUPERIORITY COMPLEX: “Jerry Brown this week signed into law Assembly Bill 797, which gives anyone the ‘right’ to smash a stranger’s car window to rescue animals that might be in distress from heat or cold. In a sane society, I suppose such a rule would be fine. But in a state filled with busybodies, this one will get weird. Think of Nick Lowe’s song, ‘I love the sound of breaking glass’… The legislation epitomizes much that’s wrong with California’s Capitol and with capitols across the country. Legislators are eager to push ‘Nanny State’ bills — and California is ahead of the curve in this and (most other) bad trends. But, in reality, the bigger problem is our people. It’s tough to maintain any semblance of a free society when citizens are eager to catch each other doing something wrong — or to report others to government officials.”

But on the flipside, once every California citizen has turned himself and his neighbor in for thoughtcrime, they can now all vote from behind bars, the L.A. Times reports: “Despite widespread opposition from law enforcement, Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a bill that will allow thousands of felons in county jails to vote in California elections as part of an effort to speed their transition back into society.”

Huh – layers and layers of fact checkers and editors, and the L.A. Times still managed to spell “to ensure Sacramento’s permanent Democrat majority” wrong.