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Posted on June 18 at 3 p.m.
Cathy - the jig is up. The voting public now clearly understands the drill:
1. Government Unions support lib dems like you.
2. Lib dems like you vote to raise Government Unions wages, benefits, pensions, etc.
3. City funds get depleted, infrastructure goes un-maintained
4. Citizens get upset enough with crumbling everything that lib-dems think they can get tax hikes passed (vs. lowering Government Union wages and benefits)
5. "City Hall Insiders" (lib-dem dependent bureaucrats) write tax measures that ENSURE any future funds are NOT required to be spent on infrastructure. Why? --- so they can raise wages and benefits to Government Unions (and other city bureaucracy and pet projects) who then vote to re-elect their paymasters.
.... and every now and then Gregg Hart realizes that there is too much awareness of the above among the voting public.
Thank you Gregg.Shame on your Cathy Murillo.
On Half-Cent Sales Tax Ain't Happening Now
Posted on June 17 at 3:44 p.m.
Incredible how "out to lunch" people like Mr. Lichtenstein are.
1. He completely avoids non-wage compensation in his analysis (ie: entitlements and other public benefits)
2. He completely ignores the ability of people to retire earlier and earlier, which removes wage earners from his calcs and shifts the wage $ to newer job market entries.
3. He then pushed for $15/hr minimum wage. Why? Is it because this has been a disaster in Seattle? Or because it destroys employment opportunities for the working poor? Or because it ends up increasing the price of everything and thus nullifies it's intent? Or perhaps it's because it worked so well in Venezuela?
As a historian, he clearly knows best.
Pay lots and lots of attention to lib-dem Mr. Lichtenstein
On Wages Remain Stagnant for South Coast Workers
Posted on June 15 at 9:54 p.m.
Yes Ms. Fields, please don't give up.
Don't give up your massive, selfish hypocrisy of trashing an industry that allows you to live an amazing quality of life. Without petroleum products the economy would collapse and your standard of living and that of billions of working poor people would too.
Don't give up your use of thousands of petroleum products you benefit from daily.
Don't give up your lack of ability to understand how our economy is based on this precious commodity and is based on the ability of oil companies to extract and process it for you to use.
Don't give up trying to destroy all that Ms. Fields.
On P Is for Persistent
Posted on June 14 at 1:44 p.m.
Yes! Vote for senators that want to add millions of pages to the already (literally) millions of pages of regs today on oil.
That's just the ticket! Massive new bureaucracy to slow down jobs, the economy and punish all those terrible consumers of petroleum products....
.... That's everybody.
Back to the lib dem enviro socialist drawing board.
On Vote with Your Vote
Posted on June 14 at 1:41 p.m.
You are complaining that your multiple felony son is not being treated with efficiency and extra care?
Cry me a river. Insert pic of worlds tiniest violin.
On Resentencing Injustice
Posted on June 2 at 8:26 p.m.
Crazy Town has finally arrived!
1. The "1 out of 5" stat has been thoroughly, repeatedly debunked by every serious researcher and criminal stat collection group in America. It's incorrect and a lie and needs to be stopped. Report facts, not fantasies.
2. The woman in the cartoon for this article is calling the wrong people if she believes she has been raped. She needs to *call the police*, submit evidence and witnesses (if any) and have a police report made. The DA will then review and decide whether or not to bring a case. Rape is a CRIME - so call the police, not your local university administration. Good grief.
3. The argument for women to NOT call the police is that they want suspects to be treated guilty outside a court of law and without the public trial. That's what happens in the Gulag, or dictatorships - not America. Remember the Constitution? Due process? Innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and a jury of your peers?
On Women on Campus: The Hunted
Posted on June 2 at 8:20 p.m.
Dearest Jerry -
1. Fracking and other oil drilling has released so much cheap natural gas (unrelated to this spill) that the USA's CO2 emissions have gone back to 1992 levels!! Why? Electric power plants have switched from high CO2 coal fired to much lower CO2 emitting natural gas. This effect is something like 8000x more than all the wind and solar power deployed today.
Fracking is *literally* 8000x more effective at lowering USA CO2 emissions than your "clean energy" idea. Wow.
2. "The Coal Oil Point seep field (natural, not man made) offshore from Santa Barbara, California is a petroleum seep area of about three square kilometres, adjacent to the Ellwood Oil Field, and releases about 40 tons of methane per day and about 19 tons of reactive organic gas (ethane, propane, butane and higher hydrocarbons), about twice the hydrocarbon air pollution released by all the cars and trucks in Santa Barbara County in 1990. The liquid petroleum produces a slick that is many kilometres long and when degraded by evaporation and weathering, produces tar balls which wash up on the beaches for miles around.
“This seep also releases on the order of 100 to 150 barrels (16 to 24 m3) of liquid petroleum per day. The field produces about 9 cubic meters of natural gas per barrel of petroleum.”
There are 42 gallons in a barrel of oil. This means that between 4,200 and 6,300 gallons of oil are released into the ocean every day. This means that in less than four weeks, as much oil will have been naturally released into the ocean as there was from this disastrous oil spill.
On Do Something Now
Posted on June 1 at 1:16 p.m.
Because it's dispersed over very wide areas and away from the shoreline.Isn't that obvious?
The point of my post is not that Plains screwed up or shouldn't be punished or that everything is A-OK.
The point I am making is to put all this in perspective. Oil spilling into the ocean is happening at hundreds of times the rate of the pipeline accident... And the benefits of properly managed petroleum at phenomenal to our standard of living, health and sanitation, etc.
On Oil Drill Spill Kill
Posted on May 31 at 4:24 p.m.
.... And don't forget to demand answers from Mother Nature about this other daily disaster:
"The Coal Oil Point seep field (natural, not man made) offshore from Santa Barbara, California is a petroleum seep area of about three square kilometres, adjacent to the Ellwood Oil Field, and releases about 40 tons of methane per day and about 19 tons of reactive organic gas (ethane, propane, butane and higher hydrocarbons), about twice the hydrocarbon air pollution released by all the cars and trucks in Santa Barbara County in 1990. The liquid petroleum produces a slick that is many kilometres long and when degraded by evaporation and weathering, produces tar balls which wash up on the beaches for miles around.
On Senators Demand Answers About Refugio Response Delays
Posted on May 31 at 4:21 p.m.
The reason enviro-wackos didn't show up is because of this astounding information:
On Bureaucrats Talk to Public About Refugio Oil Response