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  • in reply to: Former NPR senior editor says NPR went WAY too left #8295
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    Well, finally someone calling out a media outlet for its overt bias. (At least someone not named Trump and someone that is definitely not a MAGA guy.)

    What is amazing to me (and proof MSM is in the liberal bag) is the absolute silence about Schiff.  Mr. Irrefutable Proof that Trump colluded with the Russians.  The guy is running for US Senate, and not a peep from MSM about his lynch mob mentality in going after Trump.

    I just shake my head.

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    Talk about putting lipstick on a pig.

    “The Biden administration has struggled to draw attention to its significant immigration successes, instead contending with the ever-present pressures at the border. Changing the national narrative may be its most difficult challenge to confront.”

    https://www.migrationpolicy.org/article/biden-three-immigration-record

    Reading bios for the Board of Trustees, there is good reason to think a little bias might be in play.

    in reply to: Beer and wine sales at Stanford Stadium #8267
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    “As Cardinal fans return to Stanford Stadium for the 2023 season, they can expect several changes to improve the fan experience.”

    I failed to notice any mention of winning.  That would improve this fans experience.

    in reply to: Biden received no bump from the SOTU #8229
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    In other news, man bites dog.  I’m betting the under on voter turnout this year.  The only way this election gets mildly interesting is there is a honest to goodness third party contender.  Or Biden fails to make the cut at the convention.

    in reply to: SOTU #8217
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    I stopped watching SOTU when it became even less relevant than Oscar night. Both have equal portions of political chest thumping.  At least I can hope for a wardrobe malfunction at the Oscars, although the current trend in evening wear is basically a wardrobe malfunction looking for a place to happen.

    Not that I’m complaining…..  🙂

     

    in reply to: It’s not just San Francsisco… #8181
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    I’ll see your failed liberal policies and raise you a drug crisis.

    https://katu.com/news/local/cdc-data-shows-oregon-ranks-highest-in-fentanyl-overdose-increases-nationwide

    When you decriminalize hard drug position and allow open use in public, is it any surprise you get a spike in overdoses and deaths?

    in reply to: No Gavin, it’s not $38 billion, it’s not even $58 billion #8179
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    Questions you will never get answers to at a press conference.
    “Gov Newsome, for the tax payers of California, how do you explain missing on your budget forecast by a factor of 2? Secondly, what is your plan to eliminate the deficit?”

    in reply to: Silicon Valley Bank failure #8156
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    [quote quote=8147]Surprising precisely no one, SVB Financial (Silicon Valley Bank’s former parent company) sued the FDIC when the FDIC seized $1.93 billion in cash during its takeover of the bank. That was 10 months ago, about two weeks after the failure. The FDIC is acting as a receiver for the bank, and is gathering the bank’s assets to repay SVB’s creditors. SVB Collapse: FDIC Removed $2 Billion Cash From Parent Company – TheStreet Just recently, however, the Internal Revenue Service made a $1.45 billion claim against the FDIC re: SVB for taxes due between 2020 and 2023. The FDIC has denied the entire tax claim. The IRS says the court should overrule the FDIC’s decision to deny the tax claim and make a new determination on the validity and amount of taxes owed. https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/irs-sues-fdic-over-silicon-valley-banks-14-billion-tax-debt/ar-BB1ieuRl[/quote]

    Oh, goodie! This will be fun to watch.

    in reply to: It’s not just San Francsisco… #8134
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    Curious – What progressive policies are working as intended? There has to be one…..

    in reply to: Biden is building the Wall #8131
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    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/4-migrants-accused-of-assaulting-nypd-officers-were-arrested-and-released-now-they-re-california-bound-a-source-says/ar-BB1hDOIH

    Yet liberals insist there is not an immigration problem, and this assault is not about immigration policy.  Uh- What?  True, the release of the assailants is not an immigration policy issue, but it begs the question – would the attack occurred if the White House insisted on enforcing current immigration laws?

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    in reply to: Question for the board re: RFK Jr. #8119
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    I believe he will draw from both sides.  Those who believe Biden is doing a great job will vote for slow Joe.  Those who believe Trump is the second coming will vote for Trump.  Those looking for an alternative might turn to Kennedy.

    Its anyone’s guess as how many run to Kennedy, who has his own issues.  Still hoping a miracle occurs and Trump is determined to be ineligible to run.

    in reply to: Oregon voters now want to re-criminalize hard drugs #8092
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    In all fairness, the Oregon legislature is trying to clean up a voter initiative mess. The law was so eff’ed up, a person could openly smoke Fentanyl in a public park but you could get arrested for having an open beer in the same park.

    Incredibly, the measures supporters still maintain we are criminalizing addiction, not solving the problem. Of course, the standard answer to any problem is more money is needed for outreach programs and facilities.

    The insanity of Oregon’s approach is the assumption that addicts will make responsible and reasonable decisions.  Misunderstand addiction? Well, duh.

    California, Oregon and Washington have similar programs for dealing with addiction and homelessness, spending billions with little to nothing to show for it.  How long will it be until voters start paying attention.

    in reply to: Here’s your wealth tax, GR #8064
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    Oakland does not have exclusivity here.  Portland area agencies, schools, etc have a similar problem.  Many took covid relief money and rather than banking it, established programs that would not be funded after bailout money dried up.

    Evergreen school district (a small example) cut 140 jobs as Covid money expired.  The district received in excess of $57M over 4 years, more than $40M for staff.  $32M went to “Certifcated Staff”, whatever that is.

    ESD is only one example, but there many others suffering budget shortfalls for the same reasons.

    in reply to: Here’s your wealth tax, GR #8060
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    California – $250B State Budget
    $68B in debt.
    Wealth Tax $3-5B.

    One would think CA could find enough fat in the annual budget to get the same result as implementing a wealth tax. This will add more moving vans heading out of state.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/personalfinance/rich-californians-are-leaving-and-taking-their-tax-dollars-with-them/ar-AA1lXdDh

     

     

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    Random thoughts.

    1.  I’ll take even money 3 out of 4 Americans don’t know we are not a democracy.
    2. I believe current dissatisfaction is the result of unrealistic expectations by voters.  All to often I hear “Government should fix this”, or “the government should solve this problem.”  Government doesn’t fix problems, and the only thing it excels at is taxing and deficit spending.
    3. Another even money wager. 90% of incumbents running for re-election will win.

      We aren’t satisfied with what we have, but somehow can’t bring ourselves to vote incumbents out of office.

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