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  •  *sigh* The governor's race is just depressing (0+ / 0-)

    I swear democrats pick losers after losers after losers when it comes to California politics..

    Jerry Brown? Seriously?

    He claims he's had some sort of miraculous transformation in the past decade - He's a MODERATE now! Because as we all know bipartisanship has done wonders for this state. >.>

    Worst of all he's talking about not getting rid of Prop 13 and its 2/3rds majority needed to raise taxes, but rather to work with it.

    This law is singularly giving republicans far too much control in the state. Anytime someone wants to fix the massive regressive tax structure in Calif - the party of No steps up to bat with just a little over 1/3rd of the votes in the legislature and kills it.

    •  With prop 11 passing (1+ / 0-)
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      That puts legislature redistricting in the hands of an independent panel made up of dems, repubs, and indies will likely quell that 2/3 problem.

      The problem with the CA legislature is that all the seats are gerrymandered to be safe for both parties.  Meaning the most liberal dems and most conservative repubs make it to Sacramento.

      when the seats are redrawn NOT to be safe, More moderate repubs will make it to the capital who are willing to compromise.

      hopefully this problem is temporarily fixed.

      Republicans, the best comic relief any party could hope for.

      by Daman09 on Thu Mar 11, 2010 at 01:55:13 PM PST

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      •  Double-edged blade.. (0+ / 0-)

        It can also mean that more moderate democrats are put in office too.

        I think you're also vastly overstating the balls of the legislature in general. These people do not do ANYTHING anymore. For the first time in my life I can truly say that THIS form of government DOES NOT WORK.

        I'm so fed up with the California government I could puke.

        These bastards are the ones ruining San Francisco MUNI and BART and think that its okay to do massive fare hikes on the backs of the poor.

        These bastards think its alright to cut funding to State universities SO BAD that SFSU had to accept ZERO new freshman AND transfers. NO-ONE could apply for Spring 2010. I have to put my entire fucking life on hold for a semester because these assholes couldn't get their shit together.

        Let's not even get into the Prop 8 bullshit. These fucks had to sit there and just let discrimination be voted in by the populace instead of doing what was right.

        In the 60s - the legislature had the smarts to vote for interracial marriages being okay. The populace was split 60/40 AGAINST that. In the millenium we can't even get a vote with 50/50 for gay marriage.

        •  Ever hear that old Dead Kennedy's song? (0+ / 0-)


          "California Uber Alles"

          I am Governor Jerry Brown
          My aura smiles
          And never frowns
          Soon I will be president...

          Carter Power will soon go away
          I will be Fuhrer one day
          I will command all of you
          Your kids will meditate in school
          Your kids will meditate in school!

          [Chorus:]
          California Uber Alles
          California Uber Alles
          Uber Alles California
          Uber Alles California

          Zen fascists will control you
          100% natural
          You will jog for the master race
          And always wear the happy face

          Close your eyes, can't happen here
          Big Bro' on white horse is near
          The hippies won't come back you say
          Mellow out or you will pay
          Mellow out or you will pay!

          [Chorus]

          Now it is 1984
          Knock-knock at your front door
          It's the suede/denim secret police
          They have come for your uncool niece

          Come quietly to the camp
          You'd look nice as a drawstring lamp
          Don't you worry, it's only a shower
          For your clothes here's a pretty flower.

          DIE on organic poison gas
          Serpent's egg's already hatched
          You will croak, you little clown
          When you mess with President Brown
          When you mess with President Brown

          [Chorus]

          Selling Insurance across State Lines triggers NAFTA-like provisions in the GATS treaty that potentially makes affordable healthcare impossible!

          by Andiamo on Mon Mar 15, 2010 at 10:04:29 AM PDT

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