California Political Machine

November 29, 2016

Councilman Ash Kalra, who terms out of the D2 seat next month, will also get a head start in his new role representing the 27th Assembly District. Kalra, who will succeed Assemblywoman Nora Campos, resigns from the council this week and will get sworn into the state Legislature next week.

This, my friends, is what is known as a political machine. Voters pass term limit laws designed to end career politicians. But the machine paves the way for one to jump to the next level of political office, thus maintaining the party control.

Democrats have been running California since the 70s. It should also be noted that since then we’ve seen housing prices skyrocket, wildlife are more protected than people, infrastructure such as roads and dams are neglected, and we have a special blend of gasoline that becomes even more scarce when inevitable shortages arise.

Thank you Democrats for giving California that unique reputation among the land. We’re so special we have a standing reservation on the little yellow buses.

Source: Sergio Jimenez, San Jose’s D2 Councilman-Elect, Sworn in Early


California–Leadership Fail

November 23, 2016

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Found this on Drudge Report… I’ve lived in San Jose and worked in Palo Alto for 35 years, and traffic in the Bay Area is the worst I’ve ever seen. When the dot com bubble was at its peak, even then it was not as bad as now.

But it’s not just traffic. Quality of life in California is reaching a precipitous point – housing prices are outrageous, we have no water thanks to environmental policies that discourage dams, we pay extra for special gasoline that becomes even more scarce during shortages, and now traffic is a nightmare.

Thank you, state planners. You’ve opened the borders, adding millions more to the population, while bowing to special interests that choose to enhance the lifestyle of animals as opposed to citizens.

It would be nice to add more lanes to those freeways, but the argument has always been that that only encourages more drivers. But that logic fails when you consider the number of immigrant drivers coming across an open border. Were they expecting newcomers to pledge a loyalty to pedestrianism?

Sorry to be such a Republican downer, but Democrat policies that have flourished in this state for the past 50 years are now coming home to roost. And it’s only going to get worse…