In all the years I’ve lived in California, voters have only done one thing that made sense and may be of benefit to most or all residents.
Last election, we actually voted to change how congressional districts are to be re-aligned, taking them out of the realm of the most gerrymandered in the universe.
With that done, maybe we can do something about the rest of the problems we face in the Golden State, but nobody is holding his breath. And in the mean time the dummies (legislators and voters) keep voting for feel-good legislation that costs us mega bucks and gets us deeper in dept.
First, the state is almost bankrupt, and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the reasons. He conned us into legislation that mandates a lion’s portion of every state budget goes to education.
Now a good education is wonderful, and no one appreciates ‘them’ what can read, write, cipher and think logically any more than I.
But…a good education ain’t gonna get you from here to there when the state’s infrastructure is falling apart, dams are ready to burst; roads and bridges are near collapse; and the power grid is always threatening to brown out or completely shut down.
Schwarzenegger also authored our stem cell research initiative that was passed by the idiot voters. Stem cell research is a noble idea, but something that should be left to private industry to research, develop and foot the costs.
Think about it. We the citizens of the State of California will fund research, and we won’t see a penny of our money returned to us for our investment; all the profits will go to the company or companies that develop something usable.
Our illustrious governor, has nothing going for him but a lot of movie credits as the only thing he has on the credit side of his ledger, and he broke about every campaign promise he made.
He quickly stopped working for the pe-pol of Kal-E-forn-ya and began working for Aaarnold and special interests.
Oh, he does have a reasonably attractive wife, who is rumored to be thinking about throwing her chapeau in the ring to be our next governor. With all the yammering about Caroline Kennedy having no legislative clout behind her, what are they going to say about Maria Shriver who has even fewer credentials.
Well, maybe she has no creds other than being a Kennedy and former TV anchor, but we elected Aaaarnold, didn’t we, and he wasn’t even president of the Screen Actor’s Guild like the brain dead Reagan.
Schwarzenegger and the state legislators are at an impasse. They’ve created a budgetary log-jammed worse than that on the 405 Freeway on its worst day except when some ass is threatening to jump from an overpass, or another ass shoots up a passing car -- both of which close down the world’s busiest freeway for hours, inconveniencing thousands of drivers.
Instead of working together and coming up with ways to get us out of the mess they’ve gotten us into, they come up with past idiotic proposals like banning incandescent light bulbs; trying to tell us what we can eat; and no spanking the kids laws.
Not happy with the new law that makes it illegal to use hand-held cell phones while driving and mandating the use of hands-free devices, they are now proposing to ban use of ALL cell phones in cars.
That should go over well and fly like a lead balloon. Soon it won’t matter anyway, because the way we’re going there won’t be any roads on which to drive.