Posts Tagged ‘California’

…is what a California school will be paying for a $100 million loan.
Why is this state broke? Don’t ask me. Just listen to David Spady.

…is a waste of time, money and will do nothing to improve the health, or safety of foods.
Voting NO on this POS proposition is a no brainer. I’ll bet the morons in Kalifornia screw this up anyway.

In fact it will create problems through out the country for food producers.
It’s a proposition written by a trial lawyer for trial lawyers.
This proposition needs to be shit canned.
Here’s a great article about it.

“Genetically Engineered” In California: A Food Label We Don’t Need
By Gregory Conko, Henry I. Miller

October 08, 2012
Originally published in Forbes

From “food miles” to farmers’ markets, it seems that consumers have never been more interested in the ways their food is grown. That’s one motivation for Proposition 37, an initiative on California ballots in the coming election that would require labeling of “genetically engineered” (GE) foods.

It is a bad idea, and also an unlawful one. We discussed its legal problems in a previous Forbes.com column.

Labeling advocates claim that GE foods are somehow “unnatural” and might be unsafe. At the very least, they say, consumers have a right to know what’s in their food, so, why not tell people if their corn flakes have been engineered and let them decide what to buy?

That might sound reasonable and seem to reflect how our choice-driven marketplace works, but there are several problems with it. For starters, GE foods are not in any way a meaningful “category,” which makes any choice of what to include wholly arbitrary. Nor are they unsafe or any less “natural” than thousands of other common foods. If anything, they are likely to be safer, because the techniques used to make them are far more precise and predictable than older, conventional methods of genetic improvement. But as federal regulators have said, a mandatory label implies erroneously a meaningful difference where none exists.

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…in California.

Just what I need. Higher gas prices. This shit is out of control.

Refinery problems send California gas prices skyrocketing

By Gary Richards

When Errol Emrich drove by a Shell station in his San Jose neighborhood last weekend, regular gas was selling for $4.05 a gallon.

On Monday, it was $4.15. On Tuesday, $4.25. And this weekend? Analysts say it could reach a whopping $4.40.

Problems at California refineries have slashed supplies across the state, cutting fuel production and raising wholesale prices — the price stations pay for their gasoline — by as much as 73 cents, to levels not seen since 2007.

And that almost certainly will boost prices at the pump again soon.

“California gasoline prices may surge in the next five days, perhaps to levels higher than February’s $4.33-a-gallon average,” said Patrick DeHaan, an analyst with Gasbuddy.com. “It is within the realm of possibility that average prices reach near $4.40 or even higher if the situation worsens.”

Bloomberg News reported that Exxon Mobil’s 150,000-barrel-a-day Torrance refinery lost power Monday and may suffer production problems for another week.

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…are on the way.

This being the liberal utopia of stupidity, doesn’t surprise me in the least. I’ll bet dollars to doughnuts that the morons in this state will vote themselves another tax increase so that they can pretend that it will solve all their problems. Or, they’ll do like normal and focus on taking away more gun rights instead of fixing the state’s budget problems. Of course, getting rid of all the liberal idiots from the state legislature would be a great leap in the direction of fixing this state’s problems, but it will never happen, at least until the libtards decide to invade another state and fuck that up too. I’m talking about you Nevada.

Moody’s: More Calif. cities at risk of bankruptcy
By HANNAH DREIER and GOSIA WOZNIACKA

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the nation’s top credit rating agencies said Friday that it expects more municipal bankruptcies and defaults in California, the nation’s largest issuer of municipal bonds.

Moody’s Investors Service said in a report that the growing fiscal distress in many California cities was putting bondholders at risk.

The service announced that it will undertake a wide-ranging review of municipal finances in the nation’s most populous state because of what it sees as a growing threat of insolvency.

The report has both investors and government leaders worried.

Three California cities – Stockton, San Bernardino and Mammoth Lakes – have filed for bankruptcy so far this year. They are not likely to be the last, Moody’s said.

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Stupid is as stupid does. That’s pretty much what sums up California.

This place is turning into a shit hole. This is directly attributable to the Democrats that have done everything in their power to tax the shit out of everything and wonder why the hell all the businesses are leaving the state, only to increase taxes again, and again, in their belief that somehow, things will change for the better if we keep going down this path. Fucking morons.

I’ve got to get the hell out of this state.

California Dreamin’: A Nightmare of Collapse

By Jim Mahoney

There was a time when the California dream conjured visions of sun, endless summers, hot love, cool breezes, and muscle cars. The California economy, once the world’s 7th largest, supported these dreams — carrying us into the future on its brawny young shoulders. Innovation in aviation, computers, and countless other industries, compounded by the creative forces of free people innovating daily in a manufacturing economy, spurred the growth that produced the greatest bounty for more people than any other place on the planet.

Today many of those industries are long gone. Today’s California dream is more likely to take the form of a waddling, overweight, bureaucrat devising new schemes to hang on to her lavish lifestyle and cushy retirement. The California economy today resembles a sick and wounded old elephant carrying an impossible load of ticks and fleas each calculating how much more blood he can extract before it all comes crashing down.

via Articles: California Dreamin’: A Nightmare of Collapse.

Stole this from Mountain Republic’s place. I’ve been looking for that window of opportunity to get the hell out of this state. When I get it, I’m gone.

16 Reasons To Move Away From California

The American Dream
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Once upon a time, millions upon millions of young people dreamed of moving to California.  Nearly endless sunshine, pristine beaches and a booming economy made it seem like paradise to many.

But now those days are long gone. Unemployment is rampant, home prices have fallen like a rock, violent crime and gang activity are on the rise, local governments all over California are facing horrible financial problems, millions of illegal immigrants have poured into the state, traffic around the big cities is nightmarish and tax rates are absolutely outrageous. Plus there is the constant threat that your home could be destroyed by an earthquake, a wildfire or a mudslide. In recent years, hordes of hard working families have decided that they have had enough and have decided to move away from California. In fact, since the year 2000 more than 1.6 million people have moved away from the state of California.

There are still a few pockets of the state that are still very beautiful and that have been sheltered from the economic nightmare that is sweeping the rest of the state.

But in general, most cities in California are rapidly becoming giant hellholes.

Without a doubt, the “California Dream” has now become a “California Nightmare” for most residents of the state.

Do you live in California? If so, perhaps now is the time to move. The following are 16 really good reasons to move away from California….

via » 16 Reasons To Move Away From California Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!.

California’s high-speed rail should be dead on arrival. But the idiots running this state, are too stupid to figure out that it’s not worth the money. It’s a black hole that will need to be subsidized to keep it running. Mark my words

Now mark Chris Reed’s words…

Solyndra Times Seven

By  Chris Reed

Why California’s high-speed rail project is an even greater waste of federal tax dollars.

The national media have devoted plenty of skeptical attention to California’s bullet-train boondoggle—from the ballooning cost of the California High-Speed Rail Authority project to its shoddy management to the baffling decision to build the first segment in the lightly populated Central Valley. But the press has yet to focus on a crucial fact: the bullet train isn’t just some quirky Left Coast fiasco; it’s also a grotesque waste of federal money. The project serves as a powerful reminder of the Obama administration’s mishandling of the $787 billion stimulus that Congress passed in February 2009 with solemn assurances of prudence and accountability. The bullet-train project, in fact, can be thought of as “Solyndra times seven”—that’s how far its costs outstrip those of the much-touted Bay Area solar panel manufacturer that burned through $528 million in federal loans before declaring bankruptcy and folding last September.

In California, the federal government is committed to spending $3.5 billion—with most of those dollars coming from the 2009 stimulus—for a project whose problems are glaring. State officials are trying to remake the bullet train on the fly, promising at a legislative hearing in Silicon Valley to implement changes that would bring down the cost and speed up construction. But none of those changes alters the fact that the bullet-train project appears clearly to violate federal regulations governing stimulus spending on transportation. The rules, published in the Federal Register on June 23, 2009, require that applications for stimulus funds to build high-speed rail projects would be approved only after “rigorous analysis,” factoring in a careful examination of the proposed project’s “financial plan (capital and operating),” “reasonableness of financial estimates,” and “quality of planning process.” Grant recipients would make regular progress reports, corroborated by Federal Railroad Administration audits. Even the most cursory analysis shows that the California bullet train falls far short of compliance with the rules.

via Solyndra Times Seven by Chris Reed – City Journal.

It’s right here in California. Man I hate this state. If I can get another job out of this state, I’d be out of here in a heartbeat.

H/T Ace of Spades.

Here’s a good article from Roger Hedgecock:

California’s Not Dreamin’: This Is the Nightmare of an Obama Second Term

by Roger Hedgecock

I live in California. If you were wondering what living in Obama’s second term would be like, wonder no longer. We in California are living there now.

California is a one-party state dominated by a virulent Democratic Left enabled by a complicit media where every agency of local, county, and state government is run by and for the public employee unions. The unemployment rate is 12%.

California has more folks on food stamps than any other state, has added so many benefits and higher rates to Medicaid that we call it “Medi-Cal.” Our K-12 schools have more administrators than teachers, and smaller classes but lower test scores and higher dropout rates with twice the per-student budget of 15 years ago. Good job, Brownie.

This week, the once and current Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown had to confess that the “balanced” state budget adopted five months ago was billions in the red because actual tax revenues were billions lower than the airy-fairy revenue estimates on which the balance was predicated.

After trimming legislators’ perks and reducing the number of cell phones provided to state civil servants, the governor intoned that drastic budget reductions had already hollowed out state programs for the needy, law enforcement and our schoolchildren. California government needed more money.

Echoing the Occupy movement, the governor proclaimed the rich must pay their fair share. Fair share? The top 1% of California income earners currently pays 50% of the state’s income tax.

California has seven income tax brackets. The top income tax rate is 9.3%, which is slapped on the greedy rich earning at least $47,056 a year. Income of more than $1 million pays the “millionaires’ and billionaires'” surcharge tax rate of 10.3%.

Brown’s proposal would add 2% for income over $250,000. A million-dollar income would then be taxed at 12.3%. And that’s just for the state.

Brown also proposed a one-half-cent sales tax increase, which would bring sales taxes (which vary by county) to 7.75% to 10%. Both tax increases would be on the ballot in 2012.

via California’s Not Dreamin’: This Is the Nightmare of an Obama Second Term – HUMAN EVENTS.

With the new laws in Kalifornia that took away our right to open carry a gun, there may be a silver lining yet. Since this jacked up state is a “may issue” state, and we can no longer carry a gun openly in public, then maybe this is the window that we needed to get this into the SCOTUS. Our rights as citizens of the USA are constantly trampled on by the left. The left owns this state. We need an intervention from the SCOTUS to fix this now.

Read on:

Gun owners hope to win the right to carry concealed weapons

In an unusual twist, optimism among California gun enthusiasts stems from recent legislation banning them from openly carrying even unloaded handguns.
By Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times

Chuck Michel’s strategy for crime-fighting rests on the element of surprise: Keep the bad guys guessing who’s armed and who’s not.

“If 5% of the ducks could shoot back, you’re not going to go duck hunting,” said the Long Beach lawyer representing many Californians denied concealed weapons permits and, in his view, their constitutional right to self-defense.

For decades, that argument has fallen flat in the courtroom. Judges have routinely held that denying permits to carry loaded firearms in public does not infringe on gun owners’ right to keep and bear arms.

But now, some gun owners hope that courts will soon reverse course and find that they have a right to secretly tote their weapons in public. Ironically, their optimism stems from a piece of gun control legislation that took effect last month and bans them from openly carrying even unloaded handguns.

Courts have upheld local law enforcement officials’ authority to deny concealed weapons permits in part because “you had the opportunity to openly carry an unloaded weapon and in the event of an emergency you can quickly load and defend yourself,” said Adam Winkler, a UCLA law professor and author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.” “Now that option has been taken off the table.”

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I hate this state’s stance on guns. It doesn’t do anything but get innocent people killed by criminals. The laws they have on the books do one thing, and one thing only. They diminish the rights of American citizens to own a gun and defend themselves against the assholes of society that are already breaking the law. Adding anti-gun laws only helps the criminals, and gang bangers in this state.
It is high time that this state be taken back from the liberal do gooders that have made this state a haven for criminals, gang bangers, illegal aliens and the like.

The politicians in this state are either armed, or have armed security with them and their families at all times. How is that representing the peoples’ will?

I could rant into next week on this, but it almost seems pointless in this commie infested state.

Here’s a rant worth reading:

Tales of the California Gun

Since I live in the “Peoples Republik of Kalifornia” I notice a lot of things that folks in other states don’t. I get a chance to see the drug war, the gang war, the class war and the illegal Immigration war first hand…. Funny how they are all connected here in CA…

In February (So far) there have been 13 declared murders NINE of which involved firearms. Now this is good news I guess because 4 of the 13 KILLED didn’t involve being shot. One was stabbed, one was bludgeoned and two were labeled as “Other”…

This doesn’t include the latest homicide in which an ICE agent shot another ICE agent.

Does anyone know where I’m heading with this? If you don’t you haven’t read my rants before so buckle up cause it’s gonna be a rough ride if you’re a Brady Campaign supporter….

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