The Massive Budgetary Engine That Could

The high-speed rail project in California has hit a temporary snag. It seems that the rail authority has failed to follow environmental laws!

Groups representing Central Valley farmers claim in lawsuits that the state agency overseeing the project, the California High-Speed Rail Authority, failed to conduct the thorough environmental reviews required by California law and comply with public meeting laws.

I thought that liberals were slaves to environmentalism and laws designed to “protect the environment?” Sorry! My bad. Those only apply to projects that the liberals oppose. I wonder how much information on spotted owls or snail darters or salt marsh harvest mice has been suppressed to allow this boondoggle to go through?

Please be sure to read the entire article. This gem was also included:

In one of their court filings, opponents say rail officials are spending furiously because they hope “to become so financially committed to the currently conceived section alignment that it will be unthinkable to later choose another course.”

In other words, spend like a socialist now so the taxpaying dupes are in so deep they might as well just finish the damn thing regardless of how much it costs.

Thank you, Governor Jerry If it’s Brown flush it down.

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Veterans’ Day

Today is November 11, 2012. Ninety-four years ago, an armistice was declared to halt combat in The Great War. Since that time, we have come to celebrate November 11th as Veterans Day. We honor all of our veterans; those still among us, those who have passed, and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

I created the following three videos as a tribute to our veterans. I still have two videos to go. Maybe next year.

Remember…Vietnam

Honor

The Mighty Eighth

Charities begging for money

I just got a call from a charity begging for money. It’s normal this time of year as the holidays draw closer. However, there is no way that I, or for that matter anyone, will be able to afford charitable giving after this election.

When the woman on the phone stated the name of her charity, I said, “I’d like to help but since Barack Obama just got re-elected, I have no money and I won’t have any extra money for charity for at least the next 5-10 years.”

She said, “That has nothing to do with it,” quite disgustedly.

I said, “It has everything to do with it! Thank you for re-electing Obama.”

The call ended at that point. I think I’ve just found a sure fire way to say no to charities that is 100% truthful.

Fuck you, Obama.

Recommendations

Everyone has their recommendations for voting. Which candidate, which propositions, which measures. Since this is my blog, here are my recommendations.

President and Vice President
Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan

United States Senator
Elizabeth Emken

Representative
Randy Loftin

CA State Assembly
No recommendation

Santa Rosa City Council
Don Taylor
Pick any other three

State Propositions

30 – No
31 – No
32 – Yes
33 – No
34 – No
35 – Yes
36 – No
37 – No
38 – No
39 – No
40 – Yes

Humor in choosing yes or no.

Santa Rosa School District
No recommendations

City of Santa Rosa Measures

Q – No
R – No
S – No
T – Yes

The Evil of Moving Forward

40 years ago, director Stanley Kramer and writer Abby Mann made the movie Judgement At Nuremberg. It is a fictionalized account of 4 German judges that sentenced people to be sterlized or sent to concentration camps. Burt Lancaster played the part of Ernst Janning (YAHN-ing). In the clip above, Lancaster as Janning explains why it was so easy for Hitler to take over. How he was going to lead Germany out of its troubles.

“Forward is the great password,” exclaims Janning. Now look at this photo. It’s Katy Perry whoring for Obama. I wonder if she knows the bloody and deadly history of the slogan Forward? I wonder what Kramer and Mann would have to say about the current crop of Hollywood knuckle-draggers that are licking Obama’s boots and waving his Forward banner? I wonder if they would be shocked, seeing as how they found it so distasteful in 1961? I wonder how Burt Lancaster would feel about his fellow democrat actors falling for the same socialist rhetoric today that his character fell for in National Socialist Germany all those years ago?

Or maybe Forward is what we want…