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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Is Nevada County moving left? Not much if any.

There is a bit of glee from the liberals of our county that it is becoming a lefty bastion.  See Jim Firth's article in today's Union, HERE.  Well maybe, maybe not.  Historically it was a conservative county and most elected officials are on the right or were democrats leaning right.  Small towns built on natural resources were probably mostly Republican.  But ever since the mid 90's California has swung left and is now a true liberal bastion of foolishness.  Working families and many small businesses have adiosed the state for greener pastures.  All back filled by welfare and government paid lazy asses.  Lazy asses of working age, not retirees.  Those retirees paid their SSN and Medicare over their lives and are now getting it back.

Nevada County is headed the same way according to the liberal activist/extremist Jim Firth.  Young families are outta here.  Schools are closing and there is talk of one high school closing.  Our county has received many lefty's from the big cities and it appears this migration has worked to a degree for their ideology.  Or has it?  Looking at the November 8, 2016 national election I see mixed signals of who gets the prize of the people of our county.  I won election in 1984 over a leftwinger from Nevada City.  I was told it was impossible for a contractor  to beat the eco friendly, beloved person who cared for all those little creatures.  Well I did and for a while , maybe the first four years, I had to deal with a lot of big mouth liberals claiming I was this or  that.  Of course they used vile namecalling all that time as well.  But I beat their asses and did it again in 1988.  What a sweet victory!

But immigration into Nevada County has continued.  Business folks and families left, natural resource extraction was stifled and our leaders, not Grass Valley though, were too afraid to confront the left and the county has gone stagnant.  Sure the job rates are low as we see "caregivers" commune in from Yuba County and elsewhere and back fill the jobs abandoned for lack of interest or over-regulation.  Like timber, mining and  ag.  Oh except marijuana of course.  Look at the turnover in the county for businesses.  A lot of the problems are caused by inactive officials regarding housing.  No place to live and high rental costs if you do find one.  No new housing and no attempts to remedy that at all.  So people commute in to take care of our old folks on fixed incomes and the transplants from the big city.  They sold their 60 year old 1200 square foot home which they bought for 35 thousand dollars.  They got 1.5 million!  So moved to our county and others.  Luck of the draw?

Now I don't begrudge them at all.  I do however see their attempts to keep this county from progressing.  Can't have a new business or a housing project.  Can't build a sewer line or a water line.  No new dams and therefore jobs of a good wage.  Just some sort of serenity I guess.  Looking around I have watched our county become just like Lassen or Plumas  counties.  More government jobs than regular private sector jobs.  How many taxpayers does it take to pay the salary and benefits of one government worker?

I do lament sometimes this transformation into a government majority county.  Ever try to get a permit?  Build a house and be the recipient of of local and state regulations on that residence on your own property?  And then when you pay all those fees and move in you get to pay the king your yearly tax on it.  Robin Hood, come back! (I  believe property taxes are immoral)  So yes we are morphing a bit left and that made me go check out the results from the last election.  I wanted to see how far left and vote results are a good indicator sometimes.

Let's start with the Presidential vote.  Hillary Clinton won a "plurality" of 48.4% to Trumps 43.1%.  Clinton's victory total was 14% lower than the rest of the state total.  Looks like maybe we are not that lefty?  We reelected Congressman LaMalfa, Assemblyman Dahle, State Senator Gaines all are Republicans. 

Below please review the results for the Propositions.  The first four totals and percentages in a row are the county of Nevada.  The balance of the row is State results. HERE is the source if you want to go straight to the Secretary of State. It looks like a mixed bag of results to me.  But it also looks a bit conservative to me as well.

51 K-12 and Community College Facilities 21,871 41.8% 30,509 58.2% 7,306,627 55.0% 5,978,874 45.0%

52 Medi-Cal Hospital Fee Program 35,954 69.6% 15,702 30.4% 9,205,633 70.1% 3,919,475 29.9%

53 Voter Approval of Revenue Bonds 27,308 53.4% 23,847 46.6% 6,332,621 49.3% 6,517,637 50.7%

54 Legislative Procedure Requirements 34,338 67.2% 16,783 32.8% 8,391,237 65.3% 4,454,928 34.7%

55 Tax Extension for Education and Healthcare 30,401 58.2% 21,837 41.8% 8,375,106 63.2% 4,876,355 36.8%

56 Cigarette Tax 29,807 55.6% 23,758 44.4% 8,757,028 64.4% 4,837,933 35.6%

57 Criminal Sentences & Juvenile Crime Proceedings 31,634 60.4% 20,778 39.6% 8,566,820 64.4% 4,738,544 35.6%

58 English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. 34,837 66.6% 17,446 33.4% 9,741,211 73.4% 3,521,293 26.6%

59 Corporate Political Spending Advisory Question 27,392 54.5% 22,888 45.5% 6,683,755 53.2% 5,879,410 46.8%

60 Adult Film Condom Requirements 16,788 33.0% 34,076 67.0% 6,004,265 46.2% 6,984,343 53.8%

61 State Prescription Drug Purchase Standards 22,634 43.8% 29,035 56.2% 6,084,998 46.7% 6,954,016 53.3%

62 Repeal of Death Penalty 23,098 44.0% 29,384 56.0% 6,209,937 46.9% 7,037,776 53.1%

63 Firearms and Ammunition Sales 25,478 47.9% 27,747 52.1% 8,464,358 63.2% 4,936,063 36.8%

64 Marijuana Legalization 28,483 52.8% 25,436 47.2% 7,772,725 57.1% 5,851,456 42.9%

65 Carryout Bag Charges 23,118 44.1% 29,303 55.9% 6,060,053 46.0% 7,112,157 54.0%

66 Death Penalty Procedure Time Limits 26,579 53.2% 23,353 46.8% 6,464,924 51.1% 6,184,705 48.9%

67 Ban on Single-use Plastic Bags 28,945 54.5% 24,129 45.5% 7,053,497 53.3% 6,186,518 46.7% The 


  1. Firth is a clueless lib. He forgot to cover that the R'S kicked the D's asses in elections across the Country and the people have spoken. America clearly sent a message in election after election this Nov. As Obama said "elections have consequences". Hope Firth and his buddies enjoy the next four years and enjoy the long term future of the Supreme Court that will be put in place for decades to come by Trump. Must really suck to be a lib now.

    1. Firth is another delusional liberal. Of course he worked for a State Senator, Leland Yee, a well known anti-gun man who is now in prison for gun running. You cannot make this stuff up.

  2. I think Nevada County is at best more than 50% liberal Bay Area Freeze Dried Hippy transplants and especially Chubby Jeff and his comment to me and my answer:
    jeffpelline says:
    November 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm
    This is my favorite line from this moron: “Thank God I live on Old Auburn Road 1.5 miles out of town but the “Little Jap cars” have discovered it’s quicker to exit the 49 past the signal light on Lime Kiln and drive up Old Auburn Road, at speeds in excess of 55 mph as posted on the 49.” This guy is frozen in time from more than a half century ago. He’s a racist. I wish I knew his name.
    Perhaps Fat Boy Jeffie would like to meet me at the nevada club to discuss further and "arm wrestling" if his fat ass will fit through the door????

    1. Careful he may call your Pastor. LOL!

    2. He may call Don A. Jenkins for support.

    3. And the FUE is the biggest consumer. LOL!

  3. Honestly dude. I didn't even know someone was running against McClintock until today. Not my district and way to busy running business and raising kids and living like a normal person. ��


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