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Monday, July 25, 2011

Assemblyman Gatto's "run in" with Anti-Circumcision Protesters and efforts to make future "Prop 13 Themed Initiatives" illegal

As Mayor Sam and Phil Jennerjahn have reported, Assemblyman Mike Gatto is pursuing state legislation that gives Sacramento oversight powers to craft laws (AB 768 for one) affecting "circumcision of genitalia". As one can see in photo above, some are not happy with Assemblyman Gatto's attempt to make the banning of circumcision a state issue. No word at this time if the protesters were told to "cease and desist".
Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto does not like Prop 13 themed Initiatives.
But far more nefarious than Gatto's quest to end local oversight of circumcision, is his efforts to amend the state constitution with "A.C.A. 6" as "Calwatchdog.com" reports, 
"Gatto is also the author of another bad bill which would remove voting freedoms. ACA 6 is a constitutional amendment which would end the ballot initiative process as we know it.
The bill’s language states that it “prohibit an initiative measure that would result in a net increase in state or local government costs exceeding $5,000,000, other than costs attributable to the issuance, sale, or repayment of bonds, from being submitted to the electors or having any effect unless and until the legislative analyst and the director of finance jointly determine that the initiative measure provides for additional revenues in an amount that meets or exceeds the net increase in costs.”CalWatchdog editor Steven Greenhut wrote, “Despite Gatto’s assurances to the contrary, it’s clear the bill could be applied to initiatives that would reduce taxes, given that such measures, such as Prop. 13, would result in a “net increase” in costs to state and local governments.” 
Thus, in two bills Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to have state control over your private parts and take away the right to protest the state's confiscation of your hard-earned income. 
Your thoughts..............
Scott Johnson in CD 14  



Blogger Michael Higby said:

Actually I think Gatto doesn't want to ban circumcision but he wants to ban cities from banning it. Some say that this is a lollipop to the orthodox Hancock Park constituency Gatto needs when he attempts to take over for Tom LeBong in 2015 but actually it's a reasonable approach to put an end to some left-wing San Francisco lunancy.

The funny thing is that Gatto used a common legislative maneveur called a "hijack" where he took a bill that was to address a global warming, completely gutted all the relevant language and inserted (no pun intended) new terms to ban the circumcision ban. That isn't Gatto's fault per se, but it's crazy that legislators can do it. I assume that effort has both the foreskin people and Al Gore upset with him.

More importantly, as Red Spot notes, this is all a distraction from Gatto's ballot amendment which has huge implications for taxpayers and folks should be paying attention to this, and not penises, gay marriage, creationism in textbooks and all kinds of diversionary issues.

July 25, 2011 11:28 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

PS: it is actually both a lollipop and a reasonable approach to SF lunacy.

July 25, 2011 11:29 AM  

Blogger Red Spot in CD 14 said:

One can hear KFI's John and Ken bashing Gatto again in the near future.

July 25, 2011 11:38 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto is circumsized? That explains a lot and explains his infatuation with muscle cars. What is his shoe size anyway?

July 25, 2011 12:55 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Each time that Red Spot puts in that crying baby picture, he loses me as a reader and reveals himself to be not only trite, but irritatingly redundant. The picture makes clear the initial bias towards the man, and means that all of the verbiage should be taken with a large bag of salt.

By the way, the same argument holds true for calling the City Council the clowncil. It's a clue that we are going to get nothing but the same ol same ol.

July 25, 2011 3:41 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

You were doing great Red, until you said, "Phil Jennerjahn", oh and "Joseph Mailander".

July 25, 2011 4:49 PM  

Anonymous Red Spot's 3rd Grade Teacher said:

"Each time that Red Spot puts in that crying baby picture, he loses me as a reader and reveals himself to be not only trite, but irritatingly redundant."


You just now noticed how "irritatingly redundant"" My Red Espelling Champoin Spot is

July 25, 2011 6:39 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Gatto is a douch bag.

July 25, 2011 11:52 PM  

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