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FLASHBACK: Kamala Harris Wants Every State to Have a Power Grid like California’s

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California is a poster child for renewable energy. So much so that vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris has boasted about it being a model for the rest of the country to follow.

In a tweet back in 2016, she stated “CA ensures that 1/3 of electricity is from renewable sources. Here’s how we can make it a model nationwide:”

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She followed up with a tweet in 2017 where she revealed that “California is on track to get 50% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2020, a decade ahead of schedule. We will continue to lead even when this Administration won’t. https://www.sfchronicle.com/business/article/California-may-reach-50-renewable-power-goal-by-12354313.php

However, the state’s recent heatwave is putting its energy infrastructure to the test. Throughout August, California was subject to rolling blackouts.

Charlotte Whelan of Townhall noted one particular worrisome aspect about these blackouts:

It’s not just the lights that are out. Critically, it’s the HVAC systems, too. Summer blackouts are hot. This puts residents’ health at risk due to excessive heat exposure and further challenges all those working from home during this pandemic. All of this is due to an overly-aggressive push in the state to increase renewable energy dependency, despite not having the technology to make it reliable for Californian residents.

Whelan added how other states can’t even help California out when it can’t meet its energy needs:

This is an extreme example of the difficulties posed by the intermittent nature of many renewable energy sources. California usually can make up for the lost solar power by importing electricity from other Western states, as well as by using energy generated at the natural gas-fired power plants in California. But with the heat wave hitting across the Western US, other states have less excess power to help California make up the deficit.

The blackouts were actually easy to see coming. Leading officials at California’s power grid warned about the inevitability of the blackouts if a heat wave struck the Western United States. Stuck on its renewable energy fanaticism, California did not heed these warnings and restructure its energy infrastructure to confront this problem.

It is rather strange that California doesn’t consider nuclear energy, which hardly emits greenhouse gases compared to sources of energy. Unfortunately, for a leftist movement that is fanatically obsessed with wind and solar energy, this will not come up for consideration.

California has become a trend-setter for wacky leftist policies— from gun control to heavy taxation. Naturally, hundreds of thousands of Californians are fleeing the state for greener pastures.

It is doubtful that the state will learn the error of its ways.

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Starbucks Barista FIRED After Refusing to Wear “Pride” T-Shirt for Religious Reasons, According to Lawsuit

She is a Christian and was apparently told by her manager that she didn’t have to wear it.

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A former Starbucks barista is filing an unlawful discrimination lawsuit against the coffee giant, claiming they fired her for refusing to wear a “Pride” t-shirt that violated her Christian religious convictions.

Betsy Fresse started working as a barista in December 2015. After transferring to a Glen Ridge, New Jersey, store in early 2019, managers apparently “assured” her that her Christian faith wouldn’t be an issue.

Then in June 2019, she noticed a box of Pride shirts on a desk and asked if they’d make her wear one. Her store manager said she wouldn’t have to, but two months later she found herself out of a job after being terminated by a district manager.

A notice of separation claims that Fresse was fired for violating Starbucks’ “core values.” It specifically mentions an incident where she said her colleagues “need Jesus” when given the “Pride” shirt.

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Starbucks maintains that “no part of our dress code requires partners to wear any approved items that they have not personally selected” and that Fresse’s claims are “without merit,” in a comment to the New York Post.

So Starbucks denies that she was fired for not wearing the shirt, yet their notice of separation appears to claim that they fired her for something she said about Jesus. Not a good look either way.

Fresse is seeking backpay, punitive damages, money to cover the cost of an attorney, and a permanent injunction that prevents Starbucks from “failing to accommodate […] sincerely held religious beliefs.”

Starbucks has long been a major player in the world of Woke Capital. Back in February Big League Politics reported on how the British branch of Starbucks was raising money for a pro-transgender lobbying group:

The U.K. branch of Starbucks is raising money to push for the chemical castration and surgical mutilation of children.

Nathanael Blake at The Federalist reported that the multinational titan is selling special mermaid-shaped cookies to help the pro-transgender lobbying group Mermaids. Curiously, the group’s founder took her underage son to Thailand to undergo a castration procedure.

Blake correctly observed “That Starbucks is supporting this group illustrates how thoroughly radicals have conquered both the LGBT movement and corporate culture.”

He also called attention to how “In a few years the fight has shifted from government recognition of same-sex relationships as legal marriages to mastectomies, sterilization, and castration for children.”

Here’s hoping that Betsy Fresse is successful in her lawsuit.

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