Tag Archives: California

Suicide by government – state style

In California, I understand that a new constitutional amendment (expected to pass) is intended to double State tax revenue. According to National Review (hardly an enemy of big government), income taxes would increase for the highest bracket to a tax … Continue reading

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Ah, the “benefits” of government

Over the past several weeks I have accumulated a half-dozen news stories about how wonderful government is for those under its thumb. Or should I say “governments” and “their thumbs.” Over the next week or so, I want to look … Continue reading

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The “stupid war” on some drugs continues

Reason has a pointed headline about our wonderful friendly neighborhood People’s Socialist Democratic Woke “Republic” of California. (Ain’t a “republic,” folks. Seriously!) CalDrug’s illustrious defenders of public morals, pure bodies, and tax revenues have so far this year seized 1.2 … Continue reading

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The incredible ability of government to lose money

Ronald Reagan once said, “If it moves, tax it, if it keeps moving, regulate it, and if it stops moving, subsidize it!” I thought of that quote last week when I read that California is offering a cool $100 million to rescue its struggling legal marijuana industry, in … Continue reading

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Californian lies – so blatant even a judge recognizes them.

It just takes time, patience, and a lot of money. The recent decision by Judge Roger T. Benitez that overturns the State of California’s ban on AR-style rifles is a breath of fresh air in a fetid land. The ban, … Continue reading

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“Second Amendment Time” nears

Note: still catching up on commentary from the past several weeks. This was news a week and a half ago, but I think it is important to discuss. Just as Cuomo and de Blasio have revealed their deep hatred of … Continue reading

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California – more than just another “banana republic”

Typically a lot of us poke fun, if in a very serious vein, at California. Not just today’s California, but going back to the 1980s. The People’s Republic, we call it. Or the Democratic (Communist) Republic. In Iowa, we have … Continue reading

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Crashing careers – and lessons we can learn from them

All around us, it seems that political careers of major movers and shakers are cratering. Boom! Flatter than a pancake. They are in both old parties – with various political philosophies. But I think we can learn a lot from … Continue reading

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How soon they forget – Germany 2021

Quarantine is a fairly simple and basic medical technique. When someone has an transmittable/infectious disease, you isolate them to prevent them from spreading that disease. It can be applied to someone suspected of having such a disease. It is a … Continue reading

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Dystopian California

A few months back, Jim Rickards over at Agora put me onto this summary of what California was and has become. I have ties to California: my father and his parents lived in Southern California during WW2 and the last … Continue reading

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