The Watercooler ~ Let’s Allow Felons to Vote [Amended]
One of the primary reasons I battle depression and discouragement related to political matters is because of the state I live in — California. The state that I have watched self-destruct from — by today’s standards — a relatively conservative state that gave us Ronald Reagan and that used to be the standard bearer in quality education, to being the laughing stock of the nation | Read More »
The Watercooler ~ Friday’s Open Thread With Miscellany [Amended]
Saturday, Mar.23, 2013 9:22 PST: Added a link in the third paragraph related to ecoli-spreading plastic bags. *** Had a hard time coming up with a theme for today’s open thread, so I have been scouring the net for interesting tidbits. Found this one on the mini-war taking place in California over the evil existence of plastic bags. Seems the city council of a small | Read More »
The US fiscal future fortold by a California Democrat?
I keep saying it, as goes California… h/t Levin Strange things sometimes happen in California, that pretty much goes without saying. As someone currently residing in the state, I see my share, believe that. One thing I’m not often treated to out here is a Democrat in state government actually telling the truth (without spin) about the fiscal swirl the state is currently taking around | Read More »
CA Legislators cut pay for state workers-increase pay for staffers-well almost!
As if nobody will notice! This is getting to be dog bites man news out here, but it’s always good to see the bad get caught. Three-fifths of the Big Five in California, Assembly Speaker: Karen Bass (Democrat), Senate President pro tempore: Darrell Steinberg (Democrat), and Assembly Minority Leader: Michael Villines (Republican) thought rewarding their staffer’s hard work with merit pay increases would somehow be | Read More »