Archive for the ‘California’ Category


December 18, 2016

Liberals constantly show their dementia through their actions. If it’s not taxing workers through health care it’s taxing them at the store or through utility usage. To liberals in government, any amount of money a person or family earns in excess of absolute necessity is “disposable”. Disposable income is surplus income which is best used by liberals in government.

As a young navy recruit, I was advised, “If it moves, salute it. If it doesn’t move, paint it”.

For liberals in government the saying is “If it exists, tax it. If it doesn’t, create it, label it and tax it”. The left simply cannot understand that extracting money from the economy for studies to satisfy the predetermined outcomes of those studies ruins the lives of millions of people. Then, they promote more taxes on the “rich” (that’s anybody with any disposable money) to help those they impoverished through excess taxation. *Note the potential downward spiraling cycle.

New York City’s mayor Bloomberg put a tax on sugary drinks of 16oz or larger. Why? Because they exist and he wanted more money for the city to waste. In addition to the gasoline tax (which, by the way, is greater per gallon than the profit oil companies make), some states have tried to add a mileage tax to the use of personally owned vehicles. Why? Because they exist.

Governor “Moonbeam” Brown of California has a bill on his desk creating a tax on bovine flatulence. For those of you who prefer colloquial vernacular that would be termed cow farts. Yes, cow farts – your average, everyday, run-of-the-mill livestock gas passing! Why? Because ranchers and farmers try to derive a living by providing food and drink to the public through cattle ranching and dairy farming. They exist, therefore there must be a tax. The federal EPA is also trying to drive ranchers and farmers out of business with their own version of the tax.

California has already diverted the agricultural water supply away from the central valley where they once grew crops that supplied the United States and many other foreign countries with fruits and vegetables. Those growers now own barren soil rather than producing nourishing food stuffs. They still pay taxes on the useless land at the highest rate of potential use, they just can’t maximize or even realize the use for which they pay the taxes. After generations of production but with no income and land of little value, some families have simply allowed the state to claim the family farm.

I guess the good news might be there is talk of California seceding from the union. That would mean a savings of billions of federal dollars for the rest of the nation. Well, that is, unless liberals in congress vote to grant foreign aid to the newly formed country and continue taxing the rest of us to pay for it.


March 16, 2014

California is experiencing another year of extreme drought. The recent rains will in no way alleviate the situation. In fact, because of the fires of the recent couple of years, the much needed rain that has fallen only complicates the situation with massive flooding and erosion.

It will, however, help unabated weeds grow on state and federal land. Then, when the arid Santa Ana winds blow across the mountains in July and August, fires will have plenty of fuel to exhaust rescue services for homeowners and animals alike.

Even Governor Moonbeam cannot appropriate and redistribute more water to make the situation better (or worse, depending on your point of view). He can’t print more H2O to make life easier for his friends, relatives and donors as our president does with our currency.

Well, that’s not quite true either. He, Brown, has asked that all residents (at least those who understand English) to cut back on usage so that CalTrans and local municipalities can continue watering the freeway landscaping and roadway medians in the occasional rain.


August 22, 2012

Soon, illegal immigrants given amnesty and benefits under Executive Order by the Exhalted Ruler, Barack Obama will be able to obtain driver licenses in California.  They need not read or understand English because the test will be given in they’re native language, as some are currently.  Illiterate applicants can have someone read and answer the written questions as well.  They need not worry about getting bi-lingual education, grants or reduced tuition at colleges and universities.  Welfare, SNAP, EBT, Section 8 housing assistance, transportation assistance and all other citizen taxpayer benefits become theirs for the asking.   Job training and even some subsidized jobs will be readily available to them, for they will be able to identify themselves.

The State Legislature is working feverishly on a self-created problem.  It seems they have to re-write or amend a law that elucidates what identification is acceptable to assure the applicant is who he or she says they are.  If an illegal immigrant neglected to bring their birth certificate from Honduras, Venezuela, China, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria or even Mexico, certainly they cannot be required to return home to get it.  Perhaps a friend stating that Juan Hernandez is in fact Juan Hernandez born in Oaxaca, Mexico on June 10, 1993 will be sufficient.  Then Juan can do the same in turn for the friend.

They will not even have to worry about being asked for identification when voting (in any state of the nation).  They will not be disenfranchised!

However, according to our Department of Justice, blacks and elderly would still be subject to prejudice at the polls if voting laws were enforced because identification is difficult for them to come by.

Welcome to Bizarro World, California a subsidiary sector of Bizarro World, USA.


February 7, 2012

How does the government spend your tax dollars to educate your child?  I have blogged over and over that more money could be spent on the political and social indoctrination education of our kids if it weren’t for the multiple levels of administration.

I swear I could not make this stuff up if I wanted to.  An article from L.A. Times online revealed the truth for all to see.  “One of the largest elementary schools in the nation, Miramonte has about 1,500 students and a teaching and administrative staff of about 150”.

Given that the maximum allowable class size is 30 students per teacher, this reveals to me that the school might be somewhat admin heavy.  By dividing the 1,500 students by the maximum allowable class size requires 50 teachers.  And, given the article states there are about “150 teaching and administrative staff”, that breaks down to about 100 school overlords.

Any private enterprise that had two managers for every worker bee would either be: (a) illegal or (b) in business for about a week, or both.

It is imperative to soak the rich for more of their earned money to fund more of these highly efficient government programs.


July 2, 2011

Over-regulation, personal life intrusion or excess taxation, I don’t quite know what to call it.  Perhaps all three would be appropriate.

I can almost understand the state mandating that I have a fire detector in my house.  If a fire occurs, it could affect the neighbors.  Flames from my burning abode could start theirs ablaze.  I would probably be lost in the fire if it occurred at night, however, because with my hearing deficit I can barely perceive the beeping when the battery is low and I’m standing ten feet away.  My neighbors would only be able to save their houses if they smelled the smoke or saw the flames in time.  Sorry neighbors.

Yesterday, July 1, was the last day for California residents to comply with the State of California SB 183 (Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Prevention Act of 2010).  SB 183 mandates that I have a device similar to a smoke alarm installed in my home to prevent my death in case there is excess carbon monoxide present.  This device is only to benefit me, the deaf guy.  It is meant to sound an imperceptible electronic signal, ill designed to awaken me from a sound sleep while overcome by carbon monoxide.  According to the literature, some 30-40 people in California die each year from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Details: As of July 1, 2011, Carbon Monoxide detectors will be REQUIRED in all houses (1 – 4 units) if they have any of the following:

  • Any gas appliances such as a gas stove, gas furnace, gas fireplace, gas water heater, etc.
  • A fireplace (even if it only burns wood, pellets, or any other material).
  • An attached garage (even if there are no gas appliances in the house).  Cars continue to emit CO even after they are shut off.
  • ANY rental dwelling that meets the criteria listed above.  Yes, this means that if you own a house, condo, or townhouse that you rent to another human being, you are REQUIRED to install Carbon Monoxide detectors.
  • As of January 1, 2013, ALL multi-family dwellings including multi-family dwellings that meet the criteria listed above will be required to have Carbon Monoxide detectors.  Even those that are not being sold will be required to have them just like smoke detectors.

SB 138 pg 90, 91

The bill would require the State Fire Marshal to charge an appropriate fee to the manufacturer of a carbon monoxide device to cover the costs associated with the approval and listing of carbon monoxide devices.  The bill would prohibit the marketing, distribution, or sale of devices unless they and their instructions have been approved and listed by the State Fire Marshal.  The bill would require a carbon monoxide device to be installed in a dwelling unit intended for human occupancy, as specified, and would generally provide that a violation of these provisions is an infraction punishable by a maximum fine of $200 for each offense, but the bill would require that a property owner receive a 30-day notice to correct prior to the imposition of the fine.  By creating a new crime, this bill would create a state-mandated local program.

As with far too many mandates from government, this bill has little to do with the safety of citizens.  It offers almost nothing more than revenue for the overspending idiots in Sacramento.  Look at the facts:

  1. The State Fire Marshall charges manufacturers a fee.  (for those less informed, each unit is taxed)
  2. The State receives revenue for every unit sold within the state via sales tax, business taxes and employee income tax.
  3. The State mandates that every dwelling has at least one device present and working.
  4. If a California homeowner or owner of 1-4 dwelling units is not compliant, they are subject to a fine of up to $200 per dwelling unit.

Because some 30-40 stupid people per year leave their gas fired heater on at night during the winter without cracking a window or providing any ventilation, some funding expert in Sacramento found he can mandate that we spend $20-$35 each on another unnecessary device.

Consider me a non-resident of this state just as soon as I can pack.