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Old 01-28-2012, 08:53 PM
 
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You mean like the U.S. House now?
Totally different situation. The Republicans control only the House, which can't pass anything on its own. In California, the entire legislature and executive branch are all controlled by one party.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:06 PM
 
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Totally different situation. The Republicans control only the House, which can't pass anything on its own. In California, the entire legislature and executive branch are all controlled by one party.
Oh. I see.

So, even though nothing can be done without the cooperation of the House -- which cooperation the House majority adamantly refuses to engage in -- then it's not tyranny ... perhaps just "good governance"?

I guess 'tyranny' is when a group can pass anything it wants without opposition ... but 'tyranny' is not when a group can totally stop anything from passing. Got it.
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Old 01-29-2012, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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So the solution is to give absolute power to one party? Hey, it worked in the Soviet Union!
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California's already a long time doomed. This just makes it official.
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The democrats are destroying our state and our country with their anti-business agenda, driving up unemployment, homelessness, unsustainable debt, excessive spending, dividing the people, supporting Occupy protests and pushing a communist regime change for the globalization agenda and away from capitalism.
The Peoples Socialist Republic of Mexifornia becomes ever more a reality as the Bolsheviks consolidate and focus their power within the state. We may not actually see them yet, but for practical purposes the Hammer & Sickle banner is already fluttering from many of our flagpoles.
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Old 01-29-2012, 10:49 AM
 
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The Peoples Socialist Republic of Mexifornia becomes ever more a reality as the Bolsheviks consolidate and focus their power within the state. We may not actually see them yet, but for practical purposes the Hammer & Sickle banner is already fluttering from many of our flagpoles.
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Old 01-29-2012, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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The Peoples Socialist Republic of Mexifornia becomes ever more a reality as the Bolsheviks consolidate and focus their power within the state. We may not actually see them yet, but for practical purposes the Hammer & Sickle banner is already fluttering from many of our flagpoles.
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:03 PM
 
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Exactly, Chief ... perfect image to sum up the aggregate effect of conflating the externalities, no?
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Old 01-29-2012, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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Exactly, Chief ... perfect image to sum up the aggregate effect of conflating the externalities, no?
Well conflate it all, that would be Yes!
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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The democrats are destroying our state and our country with their anti-business agenda, driving up unemployment, homelessness, unsustainable debt, excessive spending, dividing the people, supporting Occupy protests and pushing a communist regime change for the globalization agenda and away from capitalism.

The GOP has been trying to stop this anti-American activity and restore our country. You call this obstruction but we call it trying to obstruct the destruction of America.
Exactly!

When a steaming pile of crap comes rolling my way, I build a wall to keep it at bay.

That's not obstruction, just good sense.

That being said, most of us only see the "red meat" of these bills....i.e, "oh but it's for the kids", or "oh, it's to save our environment". The majority of us do NOT see the hidden BS that is typically ensconced within these bills.

It's nice to discuss them on a website forum, but don't fool yourself into thinking you really know what's attempting to be foisted upon us.

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Old 01-30-2012, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Hills & Hollers of SW MO
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That being said, most of us only see the "red meat" of these bills....i.e, "oh but it's for the kids", or "oh, it's to save our environment". The majority of us do NOT see the hidden BS that is typically ensconced within these bills.

It's nice to discuss them on a website forum, but don't fool yourself into thinking you really know what's attempting to foisted on us.
Sure you're right. After 20 years as a state legislative analyst in Sacramento - same for my wife - we must not have the first idea of what's contained in those many bills that are introduced and move through the Legislature. What to do? What to do?

Not all the sheeple are as ignorant as may be supposed - a goodly number to be sure - but some actually have brains capable of critical thinking and inquiring minds to match.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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Sure you're right. After 20 years as a state legislative analyst in Sacramento - same for my wife - we must not have the first idea of what's contained in those many bills that are introduced and move through the Legislature. What to do? What to do?

Not all the sheeple are as ignorant as may be supposed - a goodly number to be sure - but some actually have brains capable of critical thinking and inquiring minds to match.
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