Filed under: Barking Moonbats, Obama Economy, Politics
I was listening to a tech podcast where a couple of California were making fun of Texas Governor Rick Perry.
Let’s compare Texas under the leadership of Gov. Perry to California under Governor Moonbeam.
Let’s start with unemployment for January 2013
So Texas was under the national rate by 1.3% while California was over the national rate by 1.9%
Take a look at job growth in Texas vs. California, and population shifts. The people California needs to pay its criminally high tax rates are leaving California. One of the more popular destinations of those fleeing Governor Moonbeam’s socialist paradise is Texas.
It’s clear that the tech reporters in question were laughing based on their leftist political bias, and not economic reality.
“For a century or so, guided by brilliant private sector leadership, California was a beacon to the world, a land of opportunity such as never had existed in human history. Unimaginable wealth was created. Yet it required only 40 years of liberal governance to bring the whole thing crashing down. Today, California is the most spectacular failure of our time. Its government is broke. Productive citizens have been fleeing for some years now, selling their homes at inflated prices (until recently) and moving to Colorado, Arizona, Texas and even Minnesota, like one of my neighbors. The results of California’s improvident liberalism have been tragically easy to predict: absurd public sector wage and benefit packages, a declining tax base, surging welfare enrollment, falling economic production, ever-increasing deficits. Soon, California politicians will be looking to less glamorous states for bailout money. Things have now devolved to the point where California leads the nation in poverty.”
Doug Ross put together this handy translation guide because of the large number of jobs leaving California and relocating to Texas.
|Arsenal of Weapons||Gun Collection|
|Undocumented Worker||Illegal Alien|
|Cruelty-Free Materials||Synthetic Fiber|
|Assault and Battery||Attitude Adjustment|
|Taxes or Your Fair Share||Coerced Theft|
|Commonsense Gun Control||Gun Confiscation Plot|
|Illegal Hazardous Explosives||Fireworks for Stump Removal|
|Nonviable Tissue Mass||Unborn Baby|
|Equal Access to Opportunity||Socialism|
|Multicultural Community||High Crime Area|
|Fairness or Social Progress||Marxism|
|Upper Class or “The Rich “||Self-Employed|
|Progressive, Change||Big Government Scheme|
|Homeless or Disadvantaged||Bums or Welfare Leeches|
|Sniper Rifle||Scoped Deer Rifle|
|Investment For the Future||Higher Taxes|
|Healthcare Reform||Socialized Medicine|
|Extremist, Judgmental, or Hater||Conservative|
|Victim or Oppressed||Criminal or Lazy Good-For-Nothing|
|High Capacity Magazine||Standard Capacity Magazine|
|Reintroduced Wolves||Sheep and Deer Killers|
|Fair Trade Coffee||Overpriced Yuppie Coffee|
|Exploiters or “The Rich “||Employed or Land Owner|
|The Gun Lobby||NRA Members|
|Assault Weapon||Semi-Auto (Grandpa’s M1 Carbine)|
|Fiscal Stimulus||New Taxes and Higher Taxes|
|Mandated Eco-Friendly Lighting||Chinese Mercury-Laden Light Bulbs|
Kinde Durkee of Burbank-based Durkee and Associates, was arrested by the FBI on a criminal complaint filed by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Sacramento. Special Agent Steve Dupre of the bureau’s Sacramento office said she was arrested in connection with her position as a campaign treasurer.
Just to recap, Prop 8 was were the citizens of California exercised their civil rights and voted to limit civil marriages (i.e. the ones you get a Marriage License for) to heterosexual couples. A judge recently over overturned the will of the California people and ruled that the state must give out marriage licenses to same sex couples as well.
This is a big win to a large chunk of the President’s base (and a win for the small government Libertarians who are most definitely not his base). So why isn’t our Dear Leader’s administration actively supporting this ruling and supporting the victory of their supporters?
As much as I, and other Libertarians, would like to take credit for it, I really don’t think this is a small government/big government thing for our Dear Leader. It probably has more to do with the values he learned while attending a homophobic, racist church for 20 years. I’m willing to bet that Barry and his advisors know that actively supporting homosexual rights here in America would run counter to their goal of “out reach” to the Muslim world.
No matter what his reasoning, his supporters are correctly calling him out on this matter, and they deserve an honest answer.
Old tolerance; allowing others a differing point of view.
New “Liberal” tolerance; declaring certain views tolerant and others not, then refusing to allow certain views to be stated because one has already declared them intolerant (normally without making any attempt to understand them).
“Bruce Campbell is to crazy cool as Chuck Norris is to roundhouse kicks”
“Wherever there is a jackboot stomping on a human face there will be a well-heeled Western liberal to explain that the face does, after all, enjoy free health care and 100 percent literacy.” — John Derbyshire
“At the heart of every liberal program lies the idea that we are entitled to something just because we have a heartbeat. Liberals tell us that we are entitled to these things not because we’ve earned them, worked for them, or sacrificed for them; we are entitled to them because we have a pulse. … Like the grasshopper in Aesop’s fable, liberals believe that the government owes them a living. It exists to meet their every need, regardless of their own efforts, or lack thereof.” — Rich Hailey
“You know, a huge drain on California’s economy is the illegal immigrants. We need to close the borders.” — Larry Flynt, Hustler publisher and CA democrat gubernatorial candidate
“Well, if I use Hispanic culture I get corruption and really good salsa music. If I use Chinese culture I get rigid thinking and decent Szechwan. If I use Islamic culture I get…not damned much of anything. And ditto for Africa although at least the rhythm is good and you can dance to it. But if I use Western European Culture I get industry, higher standards of living, longer lifespans and a generally “happier” society. Damn, I think I’ll just have to go with WesternCiv even if I do have to put up with the Lutherans.” – John Ringo
“Political Correctness is inverted McCarthyism.” — Dennis Miller
“[moveon.org] is about lies and a distortion of history.” — Simon Wiesenthal Center
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard.” — HL Mencken.
Yup, burdensome and excessive state regulations have cost the California economy 3.8 million jobs in the small business market.
This helps explains California’s current unemployment rate of 12.2%.
This is the result of the far left policies of the California legislature. If it wasn’t for the Governator acting as a rational brake on their policies, California would be flirting with Michigan’s 15.2% unemployment rate.
The Ahwahnee is a historic hotel in Yosemite National Park in California.
Major banks in California, including Wells Fargo and Bank of America, have announced that they will no longer accept IOUs from the bankrupt, spendthrift, California state government.
While Gov. Schwarzenegger may have slowed the pace of California’s decent into the third world, the reckless spending habits of the hard far left liberal democrat majority in the state legislature has predictably brought this once prosperous state to ruin.
The rest of the country should take note.
Filed under: Free Speech, Photography, Politics, Tea Party
Not mine, but from a Tea Party in Southern California.