A couple of quick points to which we’ll add later.
Hillary in an orange jumpsuit? That was never supposed to happen if we recall our liberal cadres here assuring us that her email imbroglio was a baseless Republican dust devil that would soon be forgotten. At a lunch today with people who have also held TOP SECRET and above clearances, all of us wondered how meticulous Comey will want to be before sending the very large stack of condemning evidence to the DoJ that the FBI has now dug up. Her denials about not having anything on her servers marked classified has now become thin gruel in the public media. Only the leftwing know-nothings still deny that her sins range from a minimum of hubristic criminality to something closer to treason. Preparing for the inevitable, Democrats in the wings contemplating the race are beginning to form a line. [29jan16 photo added]
The State of Jefferson movement (I prefer North California) was supposed to be dead and buried, especially in Nevada County, according to the usual platoon of progressive pundits. Well, Mr Eddie Garcia of the SoJ Steering Committee sent out an email today proudly announcing that there are now more than 5,500 signatures on the petition requesting our county’s BoS to put the SoJ proposition on the ballot. This would let all Nevada County citizens express their opinion about their desire to see this movement for California’s minority values and legislative representation proceed. I wonder what message we will hear from our local Left about the prospects for passage of such a proposition. Well, actually I don’t wonder at all.
Eddie Garcia writes –
TOMORROW - 9:05 AM - Public Comment at the Board of Supervisors meeting - If you plan to address them, please meet me in the lobby at 8:30. The more of us who talk the better.
TOMORROW - 7:00 PM - Our last meeting before filing the petition, Bring any completed sheets you have.
THURSDAY - 9:30 AM - Gathering in front of Rood Center to proceed to the Elections office to file the signatures at 10 AM. I'd love to see it be an "event" that merits media coverage. Enlist as many people as you can to come.
THURSDAY - 1 PM - Tom Fitzsimmons is giving us an hour on his program on KNCO to bring his audience up-to-date about SOJ!!!
At times it seemed like we would never get there, that it was an impossible task to gather the necessary signatures for our petition to qualify!
But, thanks to the untiring efforts of your Steering Committee and volunteers, next Thursday January 28th at 10 AM, proudly wearing our green t-shirts we will deliver to the Nevada County Elections Office over 5,500 signatures requesting that our Board of Supervisors put the State of Jefferson proposition on the ballot so that the citizens of Nevada County can express their opinion on whether our County should become part of the effort to form a new state where we would be guaranteed a voice in the decisions that shape our lives and the future of our children.
Tomorrow, Tuesday, we will also be addressing our Board of Supervisors during public comment time at 9:05 AM to inform them about the success of our signature gathering campaign.
Let us turn Thursday into a display of the support our movement has in our County. Come and join your committee on the front steps of the Rood Center at 9:30 am, wear your green t-shirts, fly the SOJ flag!
[26jan16 update] Nevada County's big solar panel project was highlighted in the 25jan16 Union in a piece that left many (like me) scratching their heads. While giving all green thinking people a good belly rub, both the upkeep, long term benefits, and financing remain a jumble. Today at the Rood Center the BoS will get a prezo on the whole thing (I have a conflict and won't be able to attend.) A reader and fellow head scratcher sent me an email which expands on some of the puzzling aspects of the project; here it is -
I saw some interesting numbers in The Union article about equipping the County buildings with solar panels using a government grant. I did not see any maintenance costs? Someone has to keep the dust off, remove the snow in winter. At the end of 20 years the County will own the system. But, over time the performance of the solar panels decline, at the end to 20 years, the decline is significant. I never see any cost of ownership in these wonderful solar numbers.
I talked to one of my neighbors who was considering solar and did some research. He mentioned that solar panels for China were less expensive, but after about 5 years they start delaminating, and water penetration is causing some real problems. Are the County going to insure they have US made panels?
If you have a chance encounter with a Supervisor, you might ask what the maintenance cost of the systems are, the projected performance at the end of 20 years and will they have a buy US clause in the contract.
In the aggregate Millenials are not too bright - neither numerate nor knowledgeable in economics and finance. That is the main reason that the Left is citing their polled opinions and courting their votes; they fit right in. From Yahoo Finance -
A new study conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers and George Washington University confirmed that millennials have an alarmingly low level of financial literacy, which could have "disastrous" effects on the economy. “Of the millennials that we surveyed, only 8% answered five out of five questions correctly and 24% answered three correctly,” lamented Steve Barr, partner at PwC. The study analyzed the financial characteristics of more than 5,500 people born between the early 1980s and the mid-1990s.