Well, now isn’t this just spiffy? According to a story in the Bay Area NBC paper, that’s exactly what this new bill would do. From the article:
“A new state bill in the California State Senate could make social-networking sites like Facebook take down personal information and photos for account users under 18 and require more private settings.
“The bill’s language also states that social-networking sites would have to comply with parental requests to remove information or photos from their children’s pages or accounts. The new bill “would require removal of that information regarding a user under 18 years of age upon request by the user’s parent, within 48 hours upon his or her request.”
How do you square this? California is one of those all-permissive states that prefers kids’ rights over parents, so that’s why this kind of shocked me. Especially considering who introduced the bill, SB 242: Sen. Ellen Corbett (D-San Leandro). But where is the hypocrisy you ask? Somehow it makes sense to let parents edit their kids’ Facebook pages, but let a parent know their daughter is going to get an abortion? Fuggeddaboudit! It’s THEN that kids’ rights trump parents’ rights. What a bunch of hypocrites.
Cross-posted from a dear friend’s blog. If you don’t know Kender, you are missing out. Please help him out in supporting Al Ramirez’s attempt to unseat Jane Harmon in California.
Al Ramirez, who we last saw running in the primary against Cary Fiorina to unseat Barbara Boxer is considering a run for California’s 36th District. Many times in the last election I heard Fiorina was the best candidate possible as she had the most appeal to independents and could self fund, which turned out to be poppycock. Fiorina was beaten soundly by Boxer and in fact, statewide elections walloped the GOP here in California.
Why? Several reasons. California has a large Hispanic population, and frankly the GOP cannot win without their support. Al Ramirez brings the support of the Hispanic community. The GOP, as has been pointed out ad nauseum, must also appeal to voters under 50. Al Ramirez is under 50 and will appeal to the demographic. Even though he is under 50 Al Ramirez is just the kind of American Success story the California Republican Party (CRP) should be backing in this race. But more about Al Ramirez and his success story later. The final thing the GOP need to do well here in California is to win in Los Angeles County.
You loons in California get what you vote for, and thusly what you deserve. Do NOT expect to get a bail-out from the other states (without a fight), and you will reap what you have sown at the ballot box this year.
Can anybody who watches this speech by Brown tell me what in the hell he said? Did he vote for Prop 19 early and partake already? Good Lord, Californians… what the hell is wrong with you? More importantly, what the hell is wrong with Jerry? Is he as high as he sounds? And don’t give me that “tired” crap…others have been awake all night and have sounded coherent. Jerry? Eh, not so much. Perhaps he’s waiting on a message from the mother wheel.
Again, I’m still stunned that you morons voted for this dope over a tried and true successful CEO of a worldwide company, eBay. What on earth do you see in Jerry Brown that you could not get from Meg Whitman?
Oh, never mind… I forgot about the pot and criminal illegal alien votes. Don’t visit your financial woes on the rest of America – keep your fiscal troubles to yourselves, and again, don’t expect a bailout from the rest of us.
California has let this sore fester, and Sean has been talking about it for a long time. Over the weekend, “60 Minutes” did a segment on it, but California Representative Devin Nunes of the San Joaquin Valley said the “60 Minutes” special was 75% about Gov. Schwarzenegger and not specifically about the farmers’ plight.