Category Archives: California

Mayerson CA Voter Guide

“Briefly: “Prop. 24 would repeal three corporate tax breaks enacted by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Legislature as parts of budget deals in 2008 and 2009. “Prop. 25 would reduce the legislative vote requirement for budget passage to a simple … Continue reading

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Meg for Meg (not for California)

(via and via) “Paid for by California Correctional Peace Officers Association Independent Expenditure Committee.” MegForMeg.com Who knew the prison guard union could be so witty? And effective. Bravo, bulls, bravo. And thanks, it’ll take days to get that song out … Continue reading

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Brown for Governor. Please…

“Brown, for his part, has made some promising suggestions. He supports Proposition 25, the ballot measure that would enable the Legislature to pass a budget with a majority — rather than the current two-thirds — vote. He wants to require … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

The truth about California’s jobs and business climate: “Contrary to Whitman’s claims, California remains an excellent place to do business. Just ask Meg Whitman, who had 10 years to move eBay out of California – but never did. California is … Continue reading

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Thank you, Bill

“Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Jerry Brown’s bid to become governor on Tuesday, saying he and Brown had put the ugliness from their 1992 primary battle behind them and that Republican Meg Whitman’s ad that featured him was misleading.” Clinton … Continue reading

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Just say no to plastic bags

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The Moonbeam strikes back!

“‘Meg Whitman. She stops at nothing. She’s even got Clinton lying about me. That’s right. No, did you see that? Where he said I raised taxes. It’s a lie,’ he told a crowd at an East Los Angeles event Sunday. … Continue reading

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Paging, President Clinton. Paging, Presdident Clinton

Get your ass to California and stumpin’ for Jerry Brown, like, now. “The source cited in a Meg Whitman advertisement said Saturday that his claim that taxes were higher after Jerry Brown’s two terms as governor was inaccurate. “‘… I … Continue reading

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Will do to CA what she did to HP

Which was not good: “‘Q: You cut jobs at HP, you know what it’s like to cut jobs, you made tough choices – so are you saying that you want to go to Washington, DC to cut jobs? Is that … Continue reading

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Makes wonderful archival never-yellows paper, too (I’m told)

“The 200,000-member United Food and Commercial Workers, Western States Council, on Wednesday announced its support for Proposition 19, the initiative to legalize marijuana in California. “‘The Western States Council is endorsing Proposition 19 based upon our previous support of the … Continue reading

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The First California Constitution – the Spanish edition

“Ten delegates showed up on Saturday, September 1, 1849, at Colton Hall in Monterey. By the following Monday, twenty-eight delegates were present. … Only seven delegates, all Mexicans, had been born in the state. Of these seven, only two spoke … Continue reading

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California Crack-Up. We can save ourselves!

We just have to want to. “On the one hand, … a system of single-member legislative districts elected by plurality. …” “On the other hand, … superimposed in the first system a second political system: a constitutional web of rules … Continue reading

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Soon we won’t even be able to say “Thank God for Mississippi”

“California is winning a race to the bottom and our children are paying the price. The report finds that, when compared to other states, California ranks: • 50th in student to teacher ratios, with 21.3:1 compared to a national average … Continue reading

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Reason 9,819,956,056 California is messed up

Good work by the LA Times! “Orange County pension records show that convicted former Sheriff Michael S. Carona collected about $215,000 last year in retirement payments — and he was just one of more than 400 county pensioners who received … Continue reading

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“Californians aren’t buying your shit anymore.”

“The real story of the Tuesday elections, it seems to me, is that voters have given up on believing in democracy under California’s current electoral system. Seventy-five percent of California’s voters—12,749,727 of them, twelve times the number who voted for … Continue reading

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