While crime, drug abuse, smash-and-grab crimes and homeless vagrants are taking over California’s once beautiful cities, Governor Gavin Newsom deemed banning Skittles more important. California’s politicians just can’t get the big things right.
Skittles bad. Yet, Gov. Newsom forced lockdowns during COVID, forced masking, testing, and the untested and unproven mRNA injections, now shown to damage RNA and immune systems. Think about that, as well as the current human defecation, public drug use, drug stupors, and dying bodies on California’s city streets – the largest drug-addicted homeless vagrant epidemic in the country is in the Golden State.
Even Hollywood took notice. I love it when Hollywood takes notice. Fox News reports:
Mario Lopez is slamming Gov. Gavin Newsom’s, D-Calif., priorities when it comes to making California safer for its residents.
The “Saved By The Bell” actor ripped Newsom and other state lawmakers on X Monday for banning Skittles candy and other products that contain cancer-causing additives, while the drug and homeless problem in California is at an “all time high.”
Lopez posted a status to his X account, writing, “Crime is through the roof, worst drug epidemic ever & homelessness at an all time high in CA… Let’s focus on Skittles.”
Crime is through the roof, worst drug epidemic ever & homelessness at an all time high in CA… Let’s focus on Skittles pic.twitter.com/ohWQcUcQjf
— Mario Lopez (@mariolopezviva) October 10, 2023
Let’s all thank Mario for his refreshing common sense.
As the Globe previously reported, behind the anti-Skittles movement is a bill to ban five common food additives in California, including those commonly found in some candies. Assembly Bill 418, authored by Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) prohibits the manufacture, sale, or distribution of any food product in California containing Red Dye No. 3, Titanium Dioxide, Potassium Bromate, Brominated Vegetable Oil, or Propyl Paraben. If passed, the ban would go into effect beginning January 1, 2025, giving foodmakers more than a year to find alternatives.
Banning Skittles – not a very popular idea when human zombies are on living and dying the streets, and street thugs are destroying small, medium and large businesses with smash-and-grab invasion crimes.
FYI – 24-Hour Fitness in San Francisco on California and Sacramento Streets is closing. And Union Square’s Express Clothing is shuttering.
With many news outlets calling it the “Skittles Ban Bill,” Assemblyman Gabriel has had to combat the bad public image over the bill, insisting that AB 418 would not result in a ban on Skittles or other foods using the additives. However, bill opponents have insisted that AB 418 is instead a backdoor method to banning the additives because they had not gotten their way in Washington, the Globe reported.
Perhaps even more important is Lopez’s perspective, and one the Globe has shared as well. AB 418 is low-hanging fruit – an easy bill for Gov. Newsom to sign, while signaling his virtue to the Environmental Working Group.
While California fights unbridled homeless vagrants taking over cities, parks, residential streets, sidewalks and even courthouses, the Skittles bill seems… well… petty, stupid, even ill-advised. Who is advising the governor?
But Gov. Newsom is not known for his big-picture, macro-mind, longterm goal thinking, or prioritizing issues important to the quality of life for all Californians. Remember when Gavin Newsom vowed to end homelessness in San Fransisco in 10 years…in 2008?
Perhaps the Skittles bill is exemplary of Newsom’s decision making – what’s good for his optics, his image, how he will appear on camera, how his fan base will respond, how the national media will fawn… you get it. Newsom is all optics.
Remember Newsom’s “Vax for the Win” lottery drawing? It was a sideshow during a supposedly deadly pandemic. You get it. Optics.
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