Friday, February 8, 2013

California Potpourri

Texas governor Rick Perry has mounted a campaign to persuade California businesses to move to Texas.
“ state income tax, low overall tax burden, sensible regulations and fair legal system.”
CA governor Jerry Brown responded by saying “Everybody with half a brain is coming to California."

He's right. Everyone with half a brain is going to CA. But everyone with a whole brain is choosing Texas.

Feel free to use that line, Rick.

And speaking of California, the whack job currently running around out there targeting cops is a great admirer of leftist icons.
(The suspect) not only endorses Hillary Clinton for president in 2016 and vigorously defends Barack Obama and the Democrats' current gun control push, he also savages the NRA's Wayne LaPierre and expresses all kinds of unabiding  for some of the biggest stars in the left-wing media -- by name.

"Chris Matthews, Joe Scarborough, Pat Harvey, Brian Williams, Soledad Obrien, Wolf Blitzer, Meredith Viera, Tavis Smiley, and Anderson Cooper, keep up the great work and follow Cronkite's lead. I hold many of you in the same regard as Tom Brokaw and the late Peter Jennings. …"
I can only imagine the media's glee if that loser endorsed conservative figures with the same vigor.

And speaking of the media, while I understand that this is a newsworthy event, I don't get why it is deserving of wall-to-wall around the clock coverage. I particularly don't understand the publicity given to his manifesto. Won't that just encourage a rash of copy-cats eager to get their 15 minutes of fame? There's been more written and said about this in the last 24 hours than about the recent revelations disclosing the 'unexpected' (HA!) negative impacts of obamacare on workers, the healthcare industry, and the economy.
The latest report from the Congressional Budget Office highlights a number of reasons why the CBO is concerned about the implementation of Obamacare. It boils down to this: Obamacare is going to be more expensive than the Obama administration thought, disrupt the marketplace more than they thought, and be tougher to implement than they thought.
Which will have the most profound long-term implications for this country - a lunatic whose criminal rampage will soon fade from public consciousness, or the government takeover of a major segment of our economy and society?

Brings to mind the bread and circuses of ancient Rome...

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