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22 January 2019

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L

Actually, the VDH essay I was recommending was published today and beautifully summarizes what we have learned to date about Muellergate. And skip the crap about these guys being 'Republicans'" they're the deep state we are somehow now just getting to know. L

Russ

L @06:51 I read the Muellergate essay and was very troubled that we have two justice systems in the US one for the folks and one for the Friends of the FBI. It is time for Trump to clean house and dismantle the second justice systems.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/01/mueller-investigation-turns-law-upside-down/

L

Russ @ 10:19. After posting the above, I went back to NRO to reread the piece and it was gone! Nor has it re-appeared there, tho it's easy enough to find on line.

In the comment stream was yet another reference linking Natalya Veselnitskaya to the Fusion group and Steele, a connection that, if true, would make the June 9 Trump tower meeting a HRC false flag operation and demonstrate beyond all doubt that it is she who colluded with the Russians to influence the election. Interesting... L

L

In case anyone is missing the point, if the Ruski lawyeress was part of the Fusion Group activities, she was sent there to set up Trump. Part and parcel of the current Democrat obsession with accusing others of exactly what they themselves are doing. L

George Rebane

FYI, both VDH pieces - re CA twilight and Mueller's witch hunt - are intact and available on NR via the above given links.

***M***

,,“Insulated coastal elites, impoverished immigrants, and a fleeing middle class.”

,,,since when have itinerant farm workers not been impoverished???,,,many already impoverished California natives have for the last century also supplemented their incomes by picking fruit and vegetable in our central valleys

,,,since when have we not had coastal elites??? Insulated from what??? All those immigrants are washing their clothes, mowing their lawns, washing their dishes. Those workers just have to drive two hours to get to work because they cannot afford to live in those insulated enclaves

,,,fleeing middle class,,,they don't '''flee''',,,they go where the jobs are,,,remember the Dust Bowl Diaspora???,,,remember the war time and post war industries in California,,,since the advent of the microprocessor and automation those physical labor jobs not requiring STEM training have been harder to come by

,,,cranky bastards flee,,,from high state taxes to places like Florida, Nevada, et al.,,,or to gun happy communities in Idaho.

,,,VDH is getting old and cranky himself,,,somebody dumped a spray rig on his property,,,sounds like he needs to build a wall and have immigrants pay for it!!! Grand theft auto has been going on since the Model T days

,,,VDH thought he was safe from the madding crowds in his prune orchard but with 40 million people looking for a place to be civilization has found him

Todd Juvinall

"M" VDH is a very smart and erudite political mind. You not so much.

George Rebane

M 1213pm - Excellent Mr M. We needed corroboration of the progressive view on all that is going on in CA. And you confirmed that the Left has noticed none of it - as also attested by the Dems in Sacramento - and that things in the Golden State are as golden as always. Thank you for that perspective.

L

George @ 12:41. Exactly! Keach seems to have some of the pieces of the puzzle identified but is having a hard time fitting them together. Could he have been his own teacher? L

***M***

,,,L tosses peanuts from the desert southwest,,, I guess she is lonely for California,,,

Don Bessee

That's so Dark Lord of Liberal Lament Land of you troll @433.
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Comrade DeBlasio diligently working to turn NYC into a socialist paradise, I think he is beating SF -

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/01/21/subways-homeless-taking-over-cars/

;-)

L

M 4:33: Having now unmistakably identified himself, I can now damn one Doug Keachie to Hell for helping ruin the two generations of intellectual ***M***oron voters he foisted upon the once great state of California. Thanks, A-hole. L

P.S. I miss the ocean, Period.

L

Doug, your correct response would have been "Who is this "Keach" of whom L speaks?"

Paul Emery

Why don't you guys get together and do something to restore the Republican Party so California can be at least a two party state? Of course you've got the insurmountable obstacle with Trump as President because he's historically unpopular in California and is only going down further. Without the restoration of the Repub party your ideas are sunk and irrelevant and they will never happen.

Todd Juvinall

We are thinking the same thing about you Paul Emery. Get out there and get a least ONE green-lib elected.

fish

Posted by: Paul Emery | 23 January 2019 at 06:53 PM

Why don't you guys get together and do something to restore the Republican Party so California can be at least a two party state?


God but you're a lazy, whiny POS! You say that its important to have a vibrant Republican Party……..you're lying!


If it's that important to you then you get out there and reconstitute it…….but you won't…..because you lie and you're are bone lazy!


I for one want to see what the Uniparty State can do……democrats have been saying for years just give us the power…….well now they've got it!

Let's see how they run things!


It might be fun.

Paul Emery

Todd is showing his lack of commitment and support for the Republican Party. When the Todds bail on the party they have no support. Poor LaMalfa. Dumped by his own.

There is no Green Libertarian Party. It's a philosophy not a political movement.

Don Bessee

The Green Libertarian Party is just po' ol' fakenews from the pony tail of ignorance.

;-)

Walt

Most of the money making Repubs are leaving the state. The exodus will continue. A friend of mine is taking his water truck service to Georgia. He's been here all his life. Kiss another taxable income bye bye. More regulations and fees by SAC. did the trick.

The damage is done. Calif. wants to self destruct.
Sanity is no more.

Russ

The Republican party was the party of the middle class and they have left or are leaving the state in droves. What is left of the Republican Party will continue to fight until they are all dead and or have left the state. Reconstitution does not seem to be in the works until there is a major cultural change in the state, and that will only come after the socialist crash and burn. California will have to go through it's Cuba and Venezuela periods first and then after the total crash and burn will the reconstruction begin. And then, the Republican's will return to the once great state of California and the reconstitution of the Grand Old Party will be awesome!

***M***

,,,my,my mr. or mrs. L7 is full of ad hominums tonight,,,to bad that is all the he/she has !!!

Walt

The next Covered Calif. flu shot.
https://www.foxnews.com/health/company-sells-80-used-tissues-so-people-can-get-sick-when-they-want

Gregory

The Dems in Kali are where they are thanks to skillful manipulation of money in the State... it has been a steady erosion since Jerry Brown made public employee unions able to collectively bargain for wages and benefits, thus creating a money stream from unions to political campaigns... to Democrats. Wages and pensions are unsustainable at current levels and there will be continued pressure up.

Now the election process itself is being fiddled with... Democrats are gathering ballots to deliver in a process called "ballot harvesting".... it stinks to high heaven.

I do agree a two party or three party state is better than a one party state, but the one party state we have is on a collision course with a financial reality that won't be able to pay the bills once the pension bomb starts igniting. And the climate bomb that won't ignite leaving us with huge energy bills compared to the rest of the 50 states, not to mention the rest of the world.

Paul, enjoy the time with the GOP in the dumpster in Kali... everyone you saw on the way down will be the ones you see when they rise again. The Progressives will not be on top for very long... other people's money will run out and the golden goose will be cooked.

I will be happy to be boosting the Libertarian Party to help pick up the pieces when it happens. I don't expect to see you doing any of that lifting.

Don Bessee

WOW! Talk about dating yourself ,,,my,mymr.ormrs L7. That's so 1964!

;-)

Gregory

Russ, as Kali does not have its own currency, it can't follow Cuba or Venezuela down the rabbit hole of hyperinflation. It can and will go bankrupt.

L

Keach @8:19 Nah, Doug, simple invective. Bolsheviks forfeit any claim to hominid status. L

Robert Cross

How do you all get out of bed in the morning knowing you have to live another day in California? Maybe you would feel better about life and living if you moved to Alabama or Mississippi where you and your ideas would fit in better. I would imagine it would be way less stressful and you might live longer because no one would disagree with you. The people you vote for would even win most of the time. How great would that be free from those damn CA Dems who are flushing the state down the sewer?

Paul Emery

You guys sound like the hippies in the 60's-talking about waiting for the whole thing crash down and thriving in the rubble. Poor California Republican Party. Earl Warren, George Deukmejian, and Ronald Reagan must be rolling in their graves at what Trump has done to their party and The Swartz and Pete Wilson are gagging after every election. Remarkable that the Republicans who have elected Governors in California for 32 of the last 52 years have fallen this far but there you have it. It will only get worse unless the responsible Pubs take control of their own party and boot Trump and his ilk.

Obviously they are not going to get help from the Todds, Bills and Walts of the party who are blissing out thinking things are just hunky dory and doing fine.

Where are you George? Are there any adults left in the room?

Gregory

Funny guy.

Paul, the adults in the room accept the results of the last election. Trump will be out either in early 2021 or 2025.

Or earlier if Mueller found anything juicy... but I doubt it.

Paul Emery

You are not a Republican Gregory but those that have any perspective know what a disaster Trump is to the party and are going to do what they need to do to turn things around. Waiting for the inevitable of Trump losing the next election will not do.

Gregory

Waiting for the next election is the American thing to do, Paul.

Another bit that changed from the days of olde in Kali was
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reynolds_v._Sims

A 1968 SCOTUS decision that screwed up a number of states.

Everett Dirksen had it right:
" [T]he forces of our national life are not brought to bear on public questions solely in proportion to the weight of numbers. If they were, the 6 million citizens of the Chicago area would hold sway in the Illinois Legislature without consideration of the problems of their 4 million fellows who are scattered in 100 other counties. Under the Court's new decree, California could be dominated by Los Angeles and San Francisco; Michigan by Detroit."

And that's exactly what happened.

Walt

That's Proggy thinking. The country is humming along like no one has seen in a LONG time, and the likes of Paul call it a "disaster".
Just what is that disaster Paul? Just what has Trump done to harm the nation? You have never answered that.(because you can't)

But continue with your TROLL posts, and childish behavior.

Walt

What your LIB politician costs you.
https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/tom-fitton-air-pelosi-what-you-dont-know-about-the-lucrative-travel-our-leaders-enjoy-on-your-dime

And the free vacations while gov workers starve.

Don Bessee

The dem socialists, NY and SF are giving these guys a run for their money -

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/top-5-failed-socialist-promises-from-lenin-to-chavez

;-)

Brandon Branson

Robert Cross 9:52-

Common sense would see these people to the back door so they could go east to more hater friendly places like El Paso or Montgomery. I don't understand why they stay in such a painful and awful place anymore than Wilbur Ross can't understand why unemployed Federal employees don't just stroll down to their neighborhood bank and take out a loan to feed their families and pay the doctor bills.

BTW Palm Springs is perfect right now. It is habit forming this time of year.

Paul Emery

Gregory writes

Under the Court's new decree, California could be dominated by Los Angeles and San Francisco; Michigan by Detroit."

that's where the people live Gregory. What other option do you propose?

Paul Emery

Country humming along Walt? Ask the thousands of fed employees and contractors without a paycheck due to Trumps shutdown.

Todd Juvinall

If SCOTUS would overturn Reynolds then all would change in states where big cities dominate.

Gregory

Paul, where did I propose anything? It was just a mention of California being forced to change its legislature in 1968 and that being the reason LA and 'frisco dominate today.

Do you need to be told how the Senate 'districts' were drawn prior to '68?

Hint: they were called "counties".

Walt

Kinda lame don't ya' think Paul? Less than a million gov. workers does not the nation make.
That's like saying if all of Nevada county was on the skids the state would implode.

800,000 homes burned to the ground state wide. Yet your happy to let in all the illegals that can sneak in. Care to give those illegals first dibs on housing?

Paul Emery

Just for kicks I thought I'd drop into the Sierral Dragons's website (I mean lizzards) and I got this-stay away:


Your connection is not secure

The owner of www.sierradragonsbreathe.blogspot.com has configured their website improperly. To protect your information from being stolen, Firefox has not connected to this website.

Walt

That a great rebuttal Paul. Great counter point.
Unemployment record lows across the board. wages up like never before.
The ONLY places showing signs of problems are the LIB infested cities and states.
Not that you really give a damn.

***M***

,,,Paul,,,that probably suits Todd just fine,,,that way no one can call BS on his BS!!!

Todd Juvinall

I have no idea what Paul Emery is talking about. Barry Pruett and others comment all the time. It as to be on Emery's connection not mine. But it probably is better Paul Emry doesn't see all that patriotic stuff, might give him a heart attack./

Gregory

Todd, my browser doesn't allow connecting to your blog, either. Mozilla Firefox on ubuntu linux. I've not gone in to it to change security settings.

I look at your blog rarely but did a few days ago and found the issue.

Gregory

Todd 1128am

It would take the SCOTUS overturning Reynolds AND a subsequent change to the state constitution to go back to the pre-Reynolds legislative districts. A slim chance for either happening.

Todd Juvinall

The blog is a Google Blog. I think it is fine since others can get in. But I will ask them. What is your browser? aaND pAUL eMERY, WHAT IS YOUR BROWSER?

Gregory

just tried Todd's blog again, and now it does work. It might have been a blogspot snafu.

Todd Juvinall

Thanks

George Rebane

PaulE 1112am - "What other option do you propose?" I think Gregory's 1131am answer corroborates well with how the Founders divided up the influence of population vs real estate. Going to population alone (i.e. pure democracy) doesn't sustain our founding tenets.

Paul Emery

George

We're talking State law here I assume. Would not the intent of the Founders be to leave it up to the Sates?

Gregory

You are referring to State Senate districts right?

Paul Emery

Walt writes:

"800,000 homes burned to the ground state wide."

Huh??? Walt, Can you provide a link for that? Never saw that number before. Try googling 800,000 homes burned in California and tell me what you get. I got nothing to verify that.

Gregory

Paul, once again: our state law was overturned in 1968 by the Reynolds decision from the SCOTUS. Before '68, the State Senate "districts" were the COUNTIES of the state. Each County elected One Senator in exactly the way the US Senate is comprised of two Senators from every state.

After '68, in essence, we had two Assemblies... both dominated by LA and 'frisco. In fact some states with Bicameral legislatures just dissolved their Senate in order to comply.

Earl Warren was a dullard and while this decision was lauded by the Jacobins among us, Senator Dirksen did peg the future results accurately.

Todd Juvinall

It would be rich though if stari decisis was not invoked for Reynolds. And Constitutionally it would seem more likely the states should be electing Senators the same as the Us. But not likely. I can see how the left would fight that tooth and nail as they have the urban centers with democrat supermajorities. If a county had one Senator in California that would balance things really well.

Gregory

George 253pm

Eisenhower gave us Earl Warren as the SCOTUS Chief Justice... I was young during the whole "Impeach Earl Warren" kerfuffle, and was oblivious at the time about the Reynolds decision. How much of the call for impeachments was due to this, and how much was over Brown v. Board of Education, whose importance has held up well over time.

Forbidding states the same bicameral structure chosen by the Framers for the country as a whole is perhaps the worst anti-Federalist decision by the Supremes in the history of the high court.

Todd Juvinall

Agreed!

Gregory

I did get the senate districts pre-Reynolds a bit wrong... it was partially by population, with groups of up to three counties per district... but no district could be less than one whole county. So, LA County even after it grew like topsy after WWII could have only one state senator, but other small counties might have to share a senator with two other small counties.

Todd Juvinall

Thanks for the research!

George Rebane

Gregory - I was also a bit young and over-hormoned in the 1958 frenzy to 'impeach Earl Warren', especially over an issue such as apportionment, and that between federal and state legislative districts. But what the 'one man, one vote' argument missed was that the Founders in an operational sense did intend for real estate to also have a vote. That was entire purpose for a bicameral house with a Senate membership independent of population.

Gregory

In '58 I was in pre-school but if the rumblings for impeachment date to '58, that's pointing to Brown v. Bored of Education as the cause...

I vaguely recall running jokes of "Impeach Earl Warren" in Mad magazine back when it was satirical and funny, used to impeach the sanity of the Bircher 'ilk', not sure when... mid '60's maybe. Unfairly or not.

Scott O

The humorous thing for me was that I can remember the "Impeach Earl Warren" bumper stickers and yard signs and lived long enough to see the "Save The Earl Warren" bumper stickers and yard signs.
OK - the later referred to the Earl Warren Show Grounds in Santa Barbara.
Right next to the 101 on the cross avenue where our daughter and son-in-law lived at the time. Brown vs Board was 54 and I remember the vitriol against Warren was years later. Integration wasn't an issue in California until the busing BS started. Education for non-whites just got worse and housing areas started getting more segregated. Good job, good intentioned idiot white lefties! Now the left demands segregated education. Go figure.

Russ

The Bifurcated City

Koel Kotkin and Wendell Cox in City Journal

After drifting toward decrepitude since the 1970s, many core cities have experienced real, often bracing, turnarounds. Yet concern is growing that the revitalization of parts of these cities has unevenly benefited some residents at the expense of others. The crucial, and often ignored, question remains whether the policies that have helped spark urban revivals have improved conditions for the greatest number of residents. In a new study for the Center for Opportunity Urbanism, we found that, in most cities, unbalanced urban growth has exacerbated class divisions, while doing little to address the decline of middle-class households. Our analysis, which puts special focus on the urban cores of Chicago, Los Angeles, and Dallas, shows that the once-rapid growth of urban cores and their surrounding neighborhoods has slowed dramatically; net domestic outmigration, according to Census estimates, has increased from 10,000 in 2012 to 440,000 in 2017. At the same time, some of the most actively gentrifying areas, such as San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle, have become increasingly plagued with social dissolution and rising homelessness.

Rest of the Article HERE:
https://www.city-journal.org/unbalanced-urban-growth?

Liberal Havens In decline, not enough focus on the middle-class taxpayers.

George Rebane

Russ 329pm - Good catch for additional data. And all this will continue since all these goings on are invisible to our state's Democrat elites who know they are our lords and masters, and that they can now do damn near anything they want with the state. And they're doing it.

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