We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
The unemployment rate in California is 12%. Remember that California is the only state in the last election that sent more Democrats to its legislature. The San Diego Union-Tribuneeditorialized today:
Adding new burdens on private employers when unemployment has been 11 percent or more for more than two years is a really bad idea. Adding new burdens on local governments at a time when the revenue crisis threatens their ability to provide basic services is a really bad idea.
Yet that is just what the Legislature has been doing this year, and at a more rapid pace than ever.
2012 doesn't look any better, indeed worse, due to the gerrymandering that will likely increase the Democrats' count in the legislature to a super-majority, letting them run even more wild.
Even cartoon characters are having a rough time, now trying to rob convenience stores:
According to the report, "The clerk -- who was unfamiliar with the Gumby character -- thought the incident was a prank and did not report it until 6 a.m. when the store manager came in." The online version deleted this description in the print newspaper: "Gumby is tall and green, with a wedge-shaped head." Yeah, that ought to help find him.
Once the millions of resident illegal aliens and their extended families are naturalized, a supermajority of California's voters will clamp onto the government teat, never to wean.
California is becoming the laboratory of liberalism, i.e., a third-world state.
California, here I go.
Where the growth is not zero.