VOICES: River City, Episode 107: California tripping

Most of us only have one or two dunks left to rain on sulking Trump supporters, which is why we’re spending this episode taking a look at what’s on the horizon for California.

Inspired by recent ballot wins in the American West, California is taking a serious look at legislation to decriminalize the possession of hallucinogenic mushrooms. It’s a great idea that only nerds would hate.

Perhaps that’s why California’s Senate GOP caucus took to Twitter to complain, and why one GOP consultant dropped this gem:

“Before long CA Dems will want to legalize crime.”

Fuck yeah.

Unfortunately, it’s not all good news in the Golden State, which is joining the other 49 in a new wave of coronavirus infections. We discuss what we fear may be a cold, lonely holiday season, and how eight months of pandemic have increased our general empathy.

We can’t help but think that the $104 million in federal COVID relief funding the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department is breathing all over in would be mighty useful right about now.

Thanks for listening, defund the police and, as always:

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And thank you to Be Brave Bold Robot for the tunes.


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