TOP 10 POLITICAL ODDITIES
Thursday, December 30, 2004
10. We can no longer feed ourselves. After years of being battered by the rising costs dictated by environmental regulations, American agriculture has finally been brought to its knees. 2004 is the first year in the history of the USA that we have been forced to import more agriculture products than we export.
9. Assemblyman Mark Leno and AB 19. Leno (D-San Francisco) is currently trying to force his AB 19 bill through the legislature. The bill would legalize homosexual marriage. Leno’s forgotten, or doesn’t give a darn, that a majority of our state already voted this idea down in 2000 with a 61.4 percent vote on Proposition 22.
8. Dan Rather and CBS. The combined hot air balloons of Dan Rather and CBS have plummeted from the sky due to the darts of little bloggers.
7. The Steve Williams case in Cupertino, Calif. Williams, a fifth grade teacher, is being censored by school administration so that his curriculum cannot include any statements by American founders that mention God or religion. Included in the ban are excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, George Washington’s journal, John Adam’s journal, Samuel Adam’s “The Rights of the Colonists,” and William Penn’s “The Frame of Government of Pennsylvania.”
6. The UK Guardian newspaper and Clark County, Ohio. The Guardian encouraged its readers to write Clark County voters to urge them to vote for Kerry. Perhaps the UK schools are even worse than ours as they seem to have forgotten we defeated them in 1776 in order to put a stop to their meddling.
5. Dutch Tolerance. Apparently, Dutch liberals can no longer figure out how to reconcile their tradition of tolerance with the growth of Islam in Holland. Perhaps they need to take a lesson from American liberals who only tolerate those who are exactly like themselves.
4. John Kerry’s Presidential Platform. Three purple hearts.
3. Landwatch the Developer. Landwatch, our local self-appointed green messiah, has been touring the county advocating its own unique style of development. The irony is that Landwatch has never built a house.
2. California State Surplus Property. State Senators Jeff Denham and Jim Battin have tracked down surplus property owned by California state agencies that include a golf course that rents to a private company for $3 a day, a massage (and more) parlor in San Rafael, homes in Hawaii and Tahiti, and a bay-view home in Sausalito worth several million. All the surplus property found so far is worth about $1 billion dollars.
1. Proposition 71. This Mengelian exercise in cloning embryos for stem cell research is so destined for failure that no one in private finance will put a penny into it. The bond will force taxpayers to cough up three billion dollars to pay for the bond, as well as another three billion to pay for the interest. Schwarzenegger a fiscal conservative? Hardly.