Goodnight Irene. Were you all as overwhelmed at being so underwhelmed by the ridiculous coverage before and now after hurricane, oops, tropical storm, Irene washed across the east? It was so persistent on every channel, all the angst, predictions an advice, that I started watching DVD's to escape the banter. All those reporters standing in the sand on obscure beaches! Well, we now see the storm was not as billed and probably hoped for, by the press. We can see the fallacy of prediction by the "experts" too. So, if the fools can't even tell us where and how strong a storm will be in a three day period, then the global warming nuts like Al Gore (you are the same as a racist if you don't believe me fellow) are shown to be simply hucksters. Plywood sales were huge though, so Home Depot and Lowe's made a lot of dough.
AP-Obama and its platoon of "reporters" are spreading out across the nation to ensure smothering coverage of every utterance by any Republican candidate for President. With modern technology, I would not be surprised to hear recording of candidates taken from across the street from their houses when the candidates are in their houses. We can expect breaking news such as< Rick Perry prefers Captain Crunch over oatmeal and Charmin over Northern. Bachmann walls will reveal she actually does the laundry for the household and prefers Tide soap. Maybe Romney's walls will alert us to a flatulence problem. I am still waiting for the AP-Obama reporters to find and release Obama's medical and school records. Just wondering.....
The home mortgage deduction is now under attack and the target of politicians. The politicians have passed so many laws over the last thirty years that every American is now a lawbreaker. Whether it is using a cell phone in your car while moving, trying to gold pan using a garden hand shovel on the Yuba River (hands and pans only signs are everywhere, thank Wild and Scenic nuts), and with gold at 1800 bucks! Yes, every activity we Americans love has been turned against us. California stops will be next. Probably a $500 fine with add-ons for welfare moms support, add another $300. What a state.
Then we have the Citizens Redistricting Commission finalizing maps to ensure the final removal of the pesky Republican voices from State government. The Commission was somehow hijacked by the democrats and we can see the results. The 200 people at the Auburn hearing on May 19 were totally disregarded and a new set of districts created. The Citizen's committee did not care what the citizens said.
Russ Steele started a new political blog called "Is it 2012 in Nevada County Yet?" It will self destruct after the November 2012 election is finished. We knew he couldn't resist.
Local leftwing blogger Jeff Pelline informed his five readers he will take a little time off to reinvigorate himself in the blog world. He was getting criticized for his constant bashing of Jeff Ackerman and the Union Newspaper (and its employees like RL Crabb), even by those five loyal lefty commenter's and I guess he couldn't take it. Blog rehab may be in the works.
I have seen a few commercials on TV and heard some on the radio by the City of Vernon, California! They are under scrutiny and there is a bill to disincorporate the city, sponsored by Assembly Speaker Perez. Apparently they have about 180 residents but are a huge business hub with commercial and industrial buildings filled with non resident workers. The city pays its employees, (more employees than residents) huge salaries. The City manager makes something like $800,000 bucks! Well they are trying to use the advertising media and lobbyists to defeat the bill in the legislature. A new wrinkle to survival of the uinfittest! California is committing civic cannibalism.
The American people have had enough of President Obama in the latest Gallup Poll on his three day average job approval rating. It is now at 38% in favor and 55% not in favor. A 17% downer for the Prez! Even though he had all his highly paid experts sitting in a large room, stomachs up to a big oval table last week, all trying to predict a way to deal with Irene, it didn't seem to help. We all get to see what happens when the country elects people without executive experience to positions of authority. God help us if another tornado or hurricane or even an earthquake hits the country.
All for now.