Once A Desirous Destination Not So Much Anymore

California, America's version of the Land of Milk and Honey, is comparable to the Republic of Congo.

Middle class voters have been the bedrock of American democracy since the country was founded. It really has to be that way. If this isn't a middle class country, it can’t be a functioning democracy. But in California, which is at the leading edge of everything, middle class is vanishing. California's medium home price is twice the national average. It's got the country’s highest gas prices, it has some of the highest taxes as well. The results of all of this? You know what it is. The middle class is fleeing California. The ones staying are falling into the poverty. The state has the highest poverty rate in the United States. California’s Gini coefficient, a measure of inequality is identical to that in the republic of Congo. Literally.”

Homelessness is a problem in California. Of course the only fault is supply and demand capitalism. It is refreshing to hear Ronald Reagan blamed instead of "Orange Man" Bad.

To blame this all on California or Californians is lazy and wrong. The U.S. once had a national, federally funded safety net. Ronald Reagan took care of that, and it will take a president who is not craven and who can admit the obvious and maybe even withstand predictable whining from red-staters who don’t have a homeless crisis to restore it. (We do not have such a president.) But homelessness is particularly bad in California because housing prices are particularly bad in California. They are bad because of a lack of supply, yes, due to restrictive growth and zoning laws, but also distortions in demand. If nobody could afford to pay $1 million for a 950-square-foot bungalow in Palo Alto, nobody would. Since there are a precious few drunk on Silicon Valley treasure who can, they do—and anyone making real-person money is faced with a choice: fleeing the state, or living in an RV.


Of course there is no mention of illegal immigrants. Just a short 8 years ago they made up 7% of California's population.

Unauthorized immigrants make up 7 percent of California’s total population. But little is known about exactly where they live. This report presents the first authoritative estimates of this group within the state’s regions and counties. It shows the unauthorized living in all parts of California, with Shasta County housing the smallest share and the Monterey/San Benito County region the largest.

This report was supported with funding from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Who controls immigration and who fights for the rights of illegal aliens?


Not content to allow millions of illegal immigrants to populate their state, State and local officials have allowed their streets to be inhabited by mentally ill and addicted individuals.

The Times, however, found that about 67% had either a mental illness or a substance abuse disorder. Individually, substance abuse affects 46% of those living on the streets — more than three times the rate previously reported — and mental illness, including post-traumatic stress disorder, affects 51% of those living on the streets, according to the analysis.


California is a beautiful state. The weather is splendid. However, you could never pay me enough to move there.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 01:40 PM




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1 First!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:41 PM (dQ2tG)

2 2nd

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:41 PM (dQ2tG)

3 Third

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:42 PM (dQ2tG)

4 Okay. Now to nood.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:42 PM (dQ2tG)

5 Nooded

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:43 PM (dQ2tG)

6 Wow!

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:43 PM (dQ2tG)

7 Do not forget the crime.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2019 01:43 PM (ycWCI)

8 Combo breaker.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (ycWCI)

9 read the content, like a fool

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (NbXNA)

10 Did I kill this thing?

Posted by: Thanatopsis at beautiful Chancre del Diablo ranch at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (dQ2tG)

11 And it will remain that way until it doesn't.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet - Leftovers are The Bachelor's Main Meal! at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (8uDfa)

12 6th

Posted by: norman at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (cm7pS)

13 Somebody Nood

Posted by: Skip at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (ZCEU2)

14 If you paid me enough to fund my own private army, I'd invade move there.

Posted by: JSchuler at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (ySdHR)

15 6th X 2

Posted by: norman at November 29, 2019 01:44 PM (cm7pS)

16 So Congo has become Ukrainized: They no longer want the The.

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 01:45 PM (xZjNZ)

17 I just woke up to what I could have sworn sounded like a prop driven airplane in an air show.

Probably just part of a dream, right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2019 01:45 PM (ycWCI)

18 No wonder Leftist want to go to pure voting for President

Posted by: Skip at November 29, 2019 01:45 PM (ZCEU2)

19 All I could hear was "waaaaaah."

Daddy, I pooped in my corn flakes. Make Johnny Carolina and Sally Texas buy me some more!

Posted by: Cold Rage at November 29, 2019 01:45 PM (OXSar)

20 Got to go chop up the leaves I have in a pile
Later

Posted by: Skip at November 29, 2019 01:46 PM (ZCEU2)

21 Runs right next to Highway 99, where it goes back down to TWO lanes per side (widening project to 3 was supposed to be completed under the stupid stimulus stuff under 'O').

/spit
Posted by: Don Q

Was going to reply on last thread and saw nood.

I suspect my second cousin, realtor, politician is making graft from this.

*spit*

Have not spoken to him for years.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 01:47 PM (O/X1S)

22 I wonder if there is a way to reclaim California.

Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 01:47 PM (87gB3)

23 Kin folk said move away from there so they loaded up the truck and they fled from Beverly...

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2019 01:48 PM (gmo/4)

24 All that BS about 'income inequality' by the Left, their stronghold is the shining example.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 29, 2019 01:48 PM (oVJmc)

25 stupid voters electing stupid politicians and also passing stupid propositions are the source of much of the problems...

and even when they DO vote down stupidity, (see rent control last election) the assholes in Sacto pass the law and sign into effect.

what is the difference between #Failifornia and the RMS Titanic?

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2019 01:48 PM (NbXNA)

26 so if there's no safety net (arguable) why is California worse off, I know this argument for self cannibalizing won't consume itself,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 29, 2019 01:48 PM (hMlTh)

27 22 I wonder if there is a way to reclaim California.
Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 01:47 PM (87gB3)
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Galt's Gulch invitations, then the Neutron bomb.

Posted by: Cold Rage at November 29, 2019 01:48 PM (OXSar)

28 Jim Rockford lived in an RV. And he was cool. What's wrong with you people?

Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 01:49 PM (7Fj9P)

29 Unauthorized immigrants make up 7 percent of California's total population.
..........

*cough*bullshit*cough*
What sombrero did they pull that absurdly low figure out of?

P.S. They're called "illegal aliens".

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2019 01:50 PM (v0R5T)

30 22 I wonder if there is a way to reclaim California.
Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 01:47 PM (87gB3)

--Libtards are more vexed by invasive zebra mussels in the Great Lakes than by invasive gangsters and moochers.

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 01:50 PM (xZjNZ)

31 what is the difference between #Failifornia and the RMS Titanic?
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The survivors of The Titanic didn't move to Colorado?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 29, 2019 01:51 PM (7Fj9P)

32 > Ronald Reagan took care of that
Ronald Reagan hasn't been President for 30 years and hasn't been Governor of California for 45 years.
Piss off, commie.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 01:51 PM (oQp6r)

33 Jim Rockford lived in an RV. And he was cool. What's wrong with you people?

Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 01:49 PM (7Fj9P)

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there is (or was) a trailer park in Malibu...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2019 01:51 PM (NbXNA)

34 Homelessness is a problem in California.

Bullshit. No, it isn't. VAGRANCY is a problem in California.

But homelessness is particularly bad in California because housing prices are particularly bad in California.

Nothing to do with it. If you can't afford to live in California, then DON'T live in California, OK? It's the reason Famiglia Guevara doesn't live in Beverly Hills.

The problem (as alluded to in the previous thread) is not "homelessness," it's vagrancy, and it's a problem in California for two reasons: mild climate, and generous benefits. Together they attract every druggie and lunatic in the country.

THAT'S why California has a "homelessness" problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 01:52 PM (Ee+Sn)

35 https://www.madera.k12.ca.us/Page/9469

Oh, Good Lord. It's worse than I heard.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 01:52 PM (O/X1S)

36 And the Democrats want to make the rest of the country California. They must be stopped. At all costs.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at November 29, 2019 01:52 PM (fS3vz)

37
To blame this all on California or Californians is lazy and wrong. The U.S. once had a national, federally funded safety net. Ronald Reagan took care of that, and it will take a president who is not craven and who can admit the obvious and maybe even withstand predictable whining from red-staters who don't have a homeless crisis to restore it. (We do not have such a president.)



What, exactly, did he do?

And why didn't the successive Democrat presidents do something to fix that? IIRC, one of those Democrats actually instituted welfare reform (that he promised to 'fix,' then didn't).

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 29, 2019 01:52 PM (oVJmc)

38 I spent some of my formative years in CA and went back for a year as an adult a couple years ago. I'd move back in a heartbeat if it wasn't controlled by San Francisco.

It's a shame. Also a shame: the fleeing citizens who are now turning the other states into California wannabes. They're swarming my state. It's like an infection. "Oh, it didn't work in CA, it's bound to work here, though!"

It's not like they're coming here and voting Conservative. Nah, they're voting in all the socialists and anyone whose battle cry is, "For the CHILDREN!"

Posted by: soulpile at November 29, 2019 01:53 PM (rwZk1)

39 Once the middle class is driven out of preferred coastal regions, THEN the elitists will clean the place up ... they will have their Utopia ... an elite class of rulers, and a servant class living around the edges. Till then the poopers and high taxes are useful weapons against America as We Loved it. (teotwawki)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2019 01:53 PM (Cus5s)

40 The U.S. once had a national, federally funded safety net.

As opposed to the red in tooth and claw laissez faire system we have now?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 01:54 PM (Ee+Sn)

41 Now they're moving to Colorado and Californicating us.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 01:54 PM (1XNk8)

42 Just saw another Bloomberg ad --this time on Yootoob before watching a Trailer Park Boys clip.

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 01:54 PM (xZjNZ)

43 I would like the EPA to go all medieval on California for the pollution into sensitive wetlands and bays from the poop and needles. Good and hard. I was born and raised there and consider myself an economic exile. It sickens me what my beautiful state has become.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at November 29, 2019 01:54 PM (99Nt9)

44
The problem (as alluded to in the previous
thread) is not "homelessness," it's vagrancy, and it's a problem in
California for two reasons: mild climate, and generous benefits.
Together they attract every druggie and lunatic in the country.



THAT'S why California has a "homelessness" problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


So.....CA is hoovering up all of the undesirables from the rest of the country? Not seeing a down side, here.

Posted by: pep at November 29, 2019 01:54 PM (T6t7i)

45 The problem (as alluded to in the previous thread) is not "homelessness," it's vagrancy, and it's a problem in California for two reasons: mild climate, and generous benefits. Together they attract every druggie and lunatic in the country.

THAT'S why California has a "homelessness" problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 01:52 PM (Ee+Sn)
........

but.. but... INCOME INEQUALITY

Posted by: oBAMA vOTER at November 29, 2019 01:55 PM (v0R5T)

46 Stay out of San Francisco, especially the downtown areas like Union Square.
So, we have a new District Att'y., himself the product of not one, but 2 felons, and those not any ordinary felons.
Immediately announces an entire list of crimes he will not prosecute under any circumstances.
So, let's say you see a homeless person, who is in the throes of meth or lord knows what, running around, threatening people, and let's say that person is naked, and shitting in front of Macy's or Neiman Marcus in Union Square, and being abusive to passerby, don't bother calling 911, cops won't do a thing.
I literally witnessed that last week.
SF is now Bedlam.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 01:55 PM (w7KSn)

47 i've lived here all my life... not sure how much longer it will livable.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (NbXNA)

48 It's a shame. Also a shame: the fleeing citizens who are now turning the other states into California wannabes. They're swarming my state. It's like an infection. "Oh, it didn't work in CA, it's bound to work here, though!"

I had a liberal shithead tell me he and his wife (a woman, amazingly enough) were thinking of moving to Arizona, as we were also at the time.

Why? He - a relatively recent transplant originally from MN - voted for all the crap that he now wants to get away from.

And yet I have not the slightest doubt that were he to flee to AZ, he'd vote for all the same stupid shit again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (Ee+Sn)

49 California is literally suffering all of the plagues and curses of God upon unrighteous behavior. Sickness, poverty, crime, oppressive government, I fully expect rains of toads and plagues of boils next.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (KZzsI)

50 It's not like they're coming here and voting Conservative. Nah, they're voting in all the socialists and anyone whose battle cry is, "For the CHILDREN!"
Posted by: soulpile at November 29, 2019 01:53 PM (rwZk1)

Yes, Colorado has been infected. We have the polesmoker gov. Makes me vomit to think about it.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (O/X1S)

51 Religion of peace struck again this afternoon in London. Euro news is all over it, but it's all "we have no idea why this happened". Much like American MSM.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (vcqIY)

52 The downside is that the undesirables are forcing the desirables (not politically, but they have actual skills and jobs) to move elsewhere and spread their political pollution.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (1XNk8)

53 Yes, Colorado has been infected. We have the polesmoker gov. Makes me vomit to think about it.
Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (O/X1S)

Our Gov is well and truly an asshole.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 01:57 PM (1XNk8)

54 I love dancing in congo lines!

Posted by: LIV at November 29, 2019 01:57 PM (0x00j)

55 The bums were freezing ass the last couple days.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2019 01:57 PM (v0R5T)

56 To blame this all on California or Californians is lazy and wrong. The U.S. once had a national, federally funded safety net. Ronald Reagan took care of that, and it will take a president who is not craven and who can admit the obvious and maybe even withstand predictable whining from red-staters who don't have a homeless crisis to restore it. (We do not have such a president.)

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What, exactly, did he do?

And why didn't the successive Democrat presidents do something to fix that? IIRC, one of those Democrats actually instituted welfare reform (that he promised to 'fix,' then didn't).
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 29, 2019 01:52 PM (oVJmc)


It was taken for granted, for many years, that Reagan closed down the mental hospitals, and released all the crazies onto the streets.

Except, no, what has never been adequately explained to me, is how you reconcile the notion that closing down mental hospitals was somehow a political act, when EVERYTHING PREACHED IN MENTAL HEALTH these days is about self-directed decision making.

In other words, you CAN'T just lock people up for being crazy.

Reagan didn't do that. The mental health industrial complex did that.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 01:57 PM (hku12)

57 Yes, Colorado has been infected. We have the polesmoker gov. Makes me vomit to think about it.

Posted by: Infidel



Cry me a river.

Posted by: pep, in the heart of NoVa at November 29, 2019 01:58 PM (T6t7i)

58 The survivors of The Titanic didn't move to Colorado?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 29, 2019 01:51 PM (7Fj9P)

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nope: when the Titanic went down, it wasn't on fire and it still had electricity.


Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2019 01:58 PM (NbXNA)

59 California EJEXIT: If Not Now, When?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 29, 2019 01:58 PM (e/H31)

60 Turkey is coming along nicely. Dough for the rolls is rising. Mrs IMG has returned from the funeral home appt and is peeling the taters.

Time to pour one out. Johnny Walker, I think.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 29, 2019 01:58 PM (di1hb)

61 So, we have a new District Att'y., himself the product of not one, but 2 felons, and those not any ordinary felons.
Immediately announces an entire list of crimes he will not prosecute under any circumstances.
So, let's say you see a homeless person, who is in the throes of meth or lord knows what, running around, threatening people, and let's say that person is naked, and shitting in front of Macy's or Neiman Marcus in Union Square, and being abusive to passerby, don't bother calling 911, cops won't do a thing.
I literally witnessed that last week.
SF is now Bedlam.
Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 01:55 PM (w7KSn)


First, let me get this out of the way: Boudin's parents should have been executed for murder.

OK, with that said, the policies Boudin and other Reds promulgate literally favor antisocial and criminal elements over decent, hard-working, tax-paying, law-abiding citizens. The Reds have "compassion" for the worthless, but none whatsoever for the worthwhile.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 01:58 PM (Ee+Sn)

62 Just finished reading The Collapse by Kurt Schlichter. His solution for retaking California involved three corps of mechanized infantry with airborne and special ops support.

That might work.

Posted by: Big V at November 29, 2019 01:58 PM (B06Zw)

63 It was taken for granted, for many years, that Reagan
closed down the mental hospitals, and released all the crazies onto the
streets.



Except, no, what has never been adequately explained to me, is how
you reconcile the notion that closing down mental hospitals was somehow a
political act, when EVERYTHING PREACHED IN MENTAL HEALTH these days is
about self-directed decision making.



In other words, you CAN'T just lock people up for being crazy.



Reagan didn't do that. The mental health industrial complex did that.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 01:57 PM (hku12)


THIS.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at November 29, 2019 01:59 PM (fS3vz)

64 Learn to swim
See you down in Arizona Bay

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2019 01:59 PM (NWiLs)

65 CA is hoovering up all of the undesirables from the rest of the country? Not seeing a down side, here.

It is pretty handy. They're working to make it more and more attractive too, with things like not prosecuting shoplifting and not penalizing child prostitution.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 01:59 PM (KZzsI)

66 I was on one of my road trips to the Southwest, spending a few days in Bullhead City. I went out for a drive, just looking around. Next thing I know, I'm in California. I had a real bad feeling (gun in the car for one thing) and beat feet out of there to the US border.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 29, 2019 01:59 PM (C1Lsn)

67
Sure, sure. There's no "Nationally Funded Safety Net" for the poor. Jesus H. we spend more on the poor for food, clothing and housing than any other country in the world...State Local and Federal...and then we turn around and send Billions more to other countries (many of which HATE us) for food, clothing and housing....and it's NEVER enough for these ungrateful leftists.


My give a shit meter has done gone and been busted.

Posted by: I may be drunk, but I ain't THAT drunk at November 29, 2019 02:00 PM (nEmT7)

68 i've lived here all my life... not sure how much longer it will livable.
Posted by: redc1c4 at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (NbXNA)


Remember the story of the frog in the frying pan.

You don't know you're being boiled alive until it's too late to jump.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:00 PM (hku12)

69 Wait?

Rodrigo is the best troll AoS has to offer now? My how standards have fallen (or risen?).

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:00 PM (0x00j)

70 "P.S. They're called "illegal aliens"

right ... aka "foreign nationals" ... they are not immigrants without papers, they have papers, they have citizenship ... in another country, and that country has encouraged them to come illegally --

that foreign (narco state) country teaches their poor citizens to illegally infiltrate our benefit system, and to remain faithful to their real homeland, as they send back billions in remittances (after stealing American jobs, and destroying the communities that built the platform for those jobs).

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2019 02:01 PM (Cus5s)

71 Our Gov is well and truly an asshole.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

Faggot was here last week talking about transparency. After it was uncovered that all gov't email were destroyed after 30-60 days.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:01 PM (O/X1S)

72 @43 I would like the EPA to go all medieval on California for the pollution into sensitive wetlands and bays from the poop and needles. Good and hard. I was born and raised there and consider myself an economic exile. It sickens me what my beautiful state has become.

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Something happened recently between California and the EPA. Apparently California had submitted a "plan" a while back to clean up some stuff (air quality issues, iirc). And the EPA had quietly ignored said plan, because everyone knew that the plan in question wouldn't pass muster with the EPA.

Apparently a month or two ago, the EPA decided that it was time to stop ignoring that plan.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:01 PM (/sKj3)

73 California is beautiful as long as they get water from elsewhere. They really have no clue why it was important to restrict growth. I moved out so fuck it. I feel sorry for those who aren't able to flee. Better be ready to defend yourself, your family and property.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (vGJY7)

74 It was taken for granted, for many years, that Reagan closed down the mental hospitals, and released all the crazies onto the streets.

Which is a lie. The courts required that by an imperial decision.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (KZzsI)

75 Move there? You couldn't pay me to visit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (trdmm)

76 I find it interesting that implicit in his criticism of Reagan is the given that California cannot support itself and needs welfare dollars transferred from the rest of the country to support it's indigents. I thought it was the golden state, with it's own economy comparable to a first world, first tier nation (France). How does one square that circle?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (87EdW)

77 It was taken for granted, for many years, that Reagan closed down the mental hospitals, and released all the crazies onto the streets.

Except, no, what has never been adequately explained to me, is how you reconcile the notion that closing down mental hospitals was somehow a political act, when EVERYTHING PREACHED IN MENTAL HEALTH these days is about self-directed decision making.

In other words, you CAN'T just lock people up for being crazy.

Reagan didn't do that. The mental health industrial complex did that.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 01:57 PM (hku12)


I say again: Reagan had nothing to do with it. The crazies were turned loose as a consequence of O'Connor v. Donaldson, a 1975 Supreme Court decision that followed a lot of agitation by leftist mental health types (yeah, I'm looking at you, Ken Kesey) advocating for "care in the community." (Remember that phrase?) Now that they've seen how "care in the community" has worked out, they want to lay the blame on Reagan or other conservatives.

Mental institutions could no more hold most of their inmates than cops can now interrogate prisoners without reading them their Miranda rights.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (Ee+Sn)

78 > It is pretty handy. They're working to make it more and more attractive
too, with things like not prosecuting shoplifting and not penalizing
child prostitution
California is truly the Land of Opportunity. Suck it, Arkansas.
The Feces-Brown State, not the Golden State.



Posted by: Random Street Shitter at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (oQp6r)

79 What nationally funded national safety net?

Seriously, what are they talking about?

Posted by: alexthechick - Ragebunny. Hopping all around. at November 29, 2019 02:02 PM (GbPPJ)

80 California Dreaming: The Plight of the Delta Smelt

The Land of Raw Milk and Organic Honey

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2019 02:03 PM (wo3c/)

81 You can find youtube videos with youths just grabbing whatever they want off shelves and leaving. Some of them are using hand trucks. Store employees are just watching as a parade of people steal from them because there's nothing they can do. If they tried to stop it they'd probably be harassed by the cops.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:04 PM (KZzsI)

82 Reagan didn't do that. The mental health industrial complex did that.
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I thought the homeless pop. blossomed overnight when Jimmah Carter signed the Mental Health Reform Act that made it much more difficult to hold institutionalized patients. IIRC, Billy Jeff's DOJ got a Federal Appeals Court to precedent this, thus accelerating the problem.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at November 29, 2019 02:04 PM (7Fj9P)

83 35 years there. The changes were rapid and they were spectacular.

Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2019 02:04 PM (cfSLd)

84 80
California Dreaming: The Plight of the Delta Smelt


This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Eric Swalwell at November 29, 2019 02:04 PM (T6t7i)

85 I find it interesting that implicit in his criticism of Reagan is the given that California cannot support itself and needs welfare dollars transferred from the rest of the country to support its indigents.

California has 30% of all welfare recipients in the nation. THIRTY PERCENT.

Why? Generous benefits attract welfare types from elsewhere, as does the climate, and we mustn't forget about illegal aliens in this mix.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:04 PM (Ee+Sn)

86 Here is a totally unpredictable and unexpected result of the AG announcing that they will no longer prosecute shoplifting in California

https://youtu.be/b2tF_hB88MA

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (KZzsI)

87 There is no solution to California. They're a foreign country in essence, that politically skews the country. Talk about foreign interference in our national politics and culture, well this is it.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (0KKyI)

88 The saddest thing is that the left is supposedly all about decreasing "inequality", and yet every policy they follow increases it.

But probably a feature, not a bug. That way they never have to change their rhetoric, since the "problem" never goes away, it just keeps getting bigger.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (trdmm)

89 California Dreaming: The Plight of the Delta Smelt

This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: Eric Swalwell at November 29, 2019 02:04 PM (T6t7i)


No. You're responsible for air pollution.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (Ee+Sn)

90 The U.S. once had a national, federally funded safety net.

I'm curious about this piece of history.

Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (cfSLd)

91 I wonder if there is a way to reclaim California.
Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 01:47 PM (87gB3)

I just got back from a work weekend in southern California. The idea that all of California is an uninhabitable shithole is insane, and we would be crazy to cede it to the libs if we can avoid it (although maybe we can't avoid it.) Santa Barbara is possibly the most pleasant and beautiful place in the country. I saw a few homeless people, but no camps. Clean and safe streets. Great restaurants and coffee shops. The Pacific coast from SB to LA is magical.

There is a reason the real estate prices are so high: People are willing to pay a ton in terms of real estate prices and income taxes to live there. The weather and land are near perfect! If/when I have enough money, I would seriously consider living there. No reason to let the libs chase us away.

Posted by: Chris not rock at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (WO0/g)

92 Here is a totally unpredictable and unexpected result of the AG announcing that they will no longer prosecute shoplifting in California

https://youtu.be/b2tF_hB88MA
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (KZzsI)


Just in time for Black Friday!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:06 PM (Ee+Sn)

93 Oh yes, shoplifting is now a human right or something.
No way I would be a retailer.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 02:06 PM (w7KSn)

94
I find it interesting that implicit in his criticism of Reagan is the given that California cannot support itself and needs welfare dollars transferred from the rest of the country to support it's indigents. I thought it was the golden state, with it's own economy comparable to a first world, first tier nation (France). How does one square that circle?
Posted by: Farmer Bob


Newsom says that California contributes to the rest of the country - not the other way around.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2019 02:06 PM (aKsyK)

95 @82 I thought the homeless pop. blossomed overnight when Jimmah Carter signed the Mental Health Reform Act that made it much more difficult to hold institutionalized patients

--------------------

The "blame Reagan" stuff is connected to an action that he took while he was governor of California. That was before Carter was in the White House.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:06 PM (/sKj3)

96 84 80
California Dreaming: The Plight of the Delta Smelt

This is about me, isn't it?
Posted by: Eric Swalwell

this is why I can't quit youse guys.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:06 PM (O/X1S)

97 Woo hoo!

Hokies have tied it up. . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 02:06 PM (xZjNZ)

98 Locking up criminals is not who we are.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (VqhL9)

99 Whenever I read Hokies, my mind transmorgifies it to Hoagies.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (0KKyI)

100 Come to California for the turd-laden streets and gangs. Stay for the long-conquered diseases like Typhus and Tuberculosis!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (KZzsI)

101 There is a reason the real estate prices are so high: People are willing to pay a ton in terms of real estate prices and income taxes to live there. The weather and land are near perfect! If/when I have enough money, I would seriously consider living there. No reason to let the libs chase us away.

Posted by: Chris not rock at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (WO0/g)


This.

I hate to leave, but I also hate to stay, because I know the idiots who run the state are looking at people like me to pay for their stupid crap. They view us as sheep to be shorn.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (Ee+Sn)

102 that foreign (narco state) country teaches their poor citizens to
illegally infiltrate our benefit system, and to remain faithful to their
real homeland, as they send back billions in remittances (after
stealing American jobs, and destroying the communities that built the
platform for those jobs).


Know what would solve that problem? One of Fauxcahontas' 110% taxes. But solving problems is not what Progs do. They create them, blame them on somebody else who didn't cause it, shovel tax monies at them then bitch about it.

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy."

- Groucho Marx, who makes more sense than that other Marxist

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (HaL55)

103 93
Oh yes, shoplifting is now a human right or something.

No way I would be a retailer.



Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking


Demands for federal dollars to make up for "retail desert" in 3...2...1...

Posted by: pep at November 29, 2019 02:08 PM (T6t7i)

104 *quietly approaches San Andreas fault with Tsar Bomba, intending to plant and detonate for the betterment of human civilization*

Posted by: Sharkman at November 29, 2019 02:08 PM (M7snF)

105 > Rodrigo is the best troll AoS has to offer now? My how standards have fallen (or risen?).
Okay, I'm confused. How is pointing out that blaming everything on Reagan is a pathetic communist lie a "troll"?
The dude hasn't been in office for decades. In between, we've had Clinton and Obama at the national level, and Brown, Davis, Brown, and Newsom at the California level.
Why didn't any of those wonderful, saintly Democrats fix whatever it was that "Reagan" supposedly did?

Blaming stuff on "Reagan" at this stage makes about as much sense as blaming it on Millard Fillmore.




Posted by: Random Street Shitter at November 29, 2019 02:08 PM (oQp6r)

106 California Dreaming: The Plight of the Delta Smelt

The Land of Raw Milk and Organic Honey

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2019 02:03 PM (wo3c/)
.........

High Speed Rail and Men's Hair Products
- Gavin Newsome

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2019 02:08 PM (v0R5T)

107 Met a Seattleite or Seattleian...or idiot. Whatev. Anyway a couple in an airport lounge who had to tell us how tolerant they were about the homeless. Yea, no they don't live there any more.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:09 PM (VqhL9)

108 85- exactly- so how do their current policies, which subsidize homeless behaviors get attributed to a man 15 years dead and out of power 30. I'm told it's "lazy" and "wrong" to raise those obvious points.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at November 29, 2019 02:09 PM (87EdW)

109 17 I just woke up to what I could have sworn sounded like a prop driven airplane in an air show.

Probably just part of a dream, right?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2019 01:45 PM (ycWCI)

That's called snoring so loud you wake your own self up.

You might have to start sleeping in another room.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:09 PM (trdmm)

110 > California Dreaming: The Plight of the Delta Smelt



> This is about me, isn't it?

> Posted by: Eric Swalwell


I'd bet that Kamala Harris's delta is pretty smelly, too. Not to mention Maxine Waters or Dianne Feinstein.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:09 PM (oQp6r)

111 There is no solution to California. They're a
foreign country in essence, that politically skews the country. Talk
about foreign interference in our national politics and culture, well
this is it.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (0KKyI)


I'd be willing to trade it for Hong Kong. Just saw the video of their protestors singing the Star Spangled Banner and waving Old Glory. They're more American than half the people in this country.

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at November 29, 2019 02:10 PM (fS3vz)

112 I have no hard evidence, but I imagine the shoplifting problem will become more and more organized, with small bodega type stores getting most of their inventory from groups of urban outdoorsmen and aspiring rappers. I'm sure it goes on know, but it will be a growth industry with lack of prosecution.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at November 29, 2019 02:10 PM (C1Lsn)

113 It's funny that they seem to be yearning for the time when Reagan was governor of California.

Posted by: t-bird at November 29, 2019 02:10 PM (xSo9G)

114 The weather and land are near perfect! If/when I have enough money, I would seriously consider living there. No reason to let the libs chase us away."

Except for the part about the weather, I'm sure the Jews of Berlin said much the same thing in 1935.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:10 PM (trdmm)

115 Thank Geraldo Rivera, the Democrat congress and Richard Milhouse Nixon for the policies that first drew attention to the horrible conditions in mental facilities where people were simply warehoused, often with no treatment.

All well and good until the notion took hold that involuntary commitment was turned into a Catch-22 system, we can't commit you until you harm others, even if you say you are going to harm others.

So fancy notions of solid treatment networks and group homes replacing hospitals took hold with no funding, no public support (try and put a group home in your neighborhood) and almost unlimited personal legal protections for even the most severely mentally ill people.

Congress also abolished the national public health system, not Ronald Reagan. So byte me Borgia

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:11 PM (0x00j)

116 Spent Thanksgiving day with home-for-the-holiday mid-30's son of long time friends. He's a great guy, very knowledgeable on a variety of subjects, raised in the midwest, educated at Purdue, very politically and economically conservative, gun owner, but lives and works in the Bay Area because he could not come close to getting comparable work and salary closer to home. He hates Cali politics but is an outdoor guy --so loves the climate for year-round sailing, biking, hiking and the proximity of mountains for climbing and skiing. He fully sees the crime and disintegration of civil society there but can't bring himself to leave California--yet.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 29, 2019 02:12 PM (tkNkP)

117 107 Met a Seattleite or Seattleian...or idiot. Whatev. Anyway a couple in an airport lounge who had to tell us how tolerant they were about the homeless. Yea, no they don't live there any more.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at

I was in the Seattle airport in March. Hadn't been there since early eighties. yikes. Driving from Oly to seattle was 'enlightening.'

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:12 PM (O/X1S)

118 I'm curious about this piece of history.

I wonder what it was called? I bet the author of that piece does too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:13 PM (HaL55)

119 Read that SanFran averages 200 free syringes a year PER addict.. So they got that goin' for them.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:13 PM (VqhL9)

120 > The weather and land are near perfect!


It is a barren wasteland, kept functional only by importing vast quantities of food, water, and energy from other states.
Several of the early Spanish colonies in the region starved to death, and the indigenous inhabitants lived a hardscrabble, hand-to-mouth existence, producing essentially no art, architecture, or other cultural artifacts of note (compare to the indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest and Southeast Alaska, who had plenty of food and water, and thus had plenty of leisure time to produce cool art).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:13 PM (oQp6r)

121 Illegals push the bottom citizens down and out. Duh.

Posted by: klaftern at November 29, 2019 02:14 PM (RuIsu)

122 Sure, sure. There's no "Nationally Funded Safety Net" for the poor. Jesus H. we spend more on the poor for food, clothing and housing than any other country in the world...State Local and Federal...and then we turn around and send Billions more to other countries (many of which HATE us) for food, clothing and housing....and it's NEVER enough for these ungrateful leftists.


My give a shit meter has done gone and been busted.
Posted by: I may be drunk, but I ain't THAT drunk at November 29, 2019 02:00 PM (nEmT7)


2020 HUD budget: $44.1 billion.
2019 HUD budget: $52.7 billion. Same as 2018.

So I think there's your answer as to why this is an issue now. Trump proposed an $8.7 billion cut.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:14 PM (hku12)

123 > Congress also abolished the national public health system, not Ronald Reagan. So byte me Borgia


You don't read too good, do you, son?



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:15 PM (oQp6r)

124 60-70 car break ins per day in San Fran.
0 arrests per day.

Posted by: attila the thrilla at November 29, 2019 02:15 PM (w7KSn)

125 My official name for Californians is "sidewalk shitters."

Posted by: Regular joe at November 29, 2019 02:15 PM (6/uwW)

126 >>>This is about me, isn't it?

Posted by: Eric Swalwell
<<<

Could be. There's a lot of swamp gas coming from that delta.

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2019 02:15 PM (wo3c/)

127

If you stay there you are sheep to be shorn.

If you move there you either have fuck you money and can pay for hard men with guns to protect you behind walls, alarms and armor, or you are part of the problem and deserve to move there.

Posted by: Tex Nihilo at November 29, 2019 02:16 PM (X1xnz)

128 > Newsom says that California contributes to the rest of the country - not the other way around.

Something tells me that the rest of the country could get by without tweets and comic book movies a lot better than California could get by without food, water, and energy.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:16 PM (oQp6r)

129 We also have a GOP that is perfectly happy being back seaters to the dems. I also believe there is a significant amount of election fraud/ cheating going on but because the GOP doesnt fight we are stuck with the results.

Posted by: Pliney at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (nzKWW)

130 Thank Geraldo Rivera, the Democrat congress and Richard Milhouse Nixon for the policies that first drew attention to the horrible conditions in mental facilities where people were simply warehoused, often with no treatment.

Wasn't Rivera's scoop er, misleading, to put it kindly?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (KZzsI)

131 Wonder how long NV, AZ and CA would last without CO water.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (O/X1S)

132 @112 I have no hard evidence, but I imagine the shoplifting problem will become more and more organized, with small bodega type stores getting most of their inventory from groups of urban outdoorsmen and aspiring rappers. I'm sure it goes on know, but it will be a growth industry with lack of prosecution.

----------------------

Hopefully Boudin will get voted back out of office at the end of his term, and his replacement will be more reasonable (which isn't saying much in San Francisco).

Something to remember is that Boudin only got about a third of the vote, and won by a pretty narrow margin. His first term will be pretty bad. But it might not take all that much to get him out of office the next time he's up for election.

Amusingly, the man who Gavin Newsome appointed to the job when Senator Harris went to DC was a guy named Gascon. He ended up resigning from the job, citing his mother's health. Then last month, he announced that he was running for the office of LA County DA. A week ago, SF's mayor and city attorney both endorsed our current incumbent, DA Jackie Lacey.

Interesting...

Do any of our Bay Area morons have any insight on this surprising endorsement?

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (/sKj3)

133 107 Met a Seattleite or Seattleian...or idiot. Whatev. Anyway a couple in an airport lounge who had to tell us how tolerant they were about the homeless. Yea, no they don't live there any more.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:09 PM (VqhL9)

Shit and needles in the street
Hepatitis piercing feet
Bums and addicts shake you down
Violently all over town
A filthy hole of rank disgrace
Because progressives run the place

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (NWiLs)

134 So I think there's your answer as to why this is an issue now. Trump proposed an $8.7 billion cut.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:14 PM (hku12)


You meant to say Trump proposed a political budget, in response to the opposing political budget, in which the rate of future increase was cut, no actual dollars were hurt in the actual budget.

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (0x00j)

135 Wasn't there as vid (here?). That showed stands set up across the street from creating train stops in LA that sold fake Id's? Like out in the open. They get busted and open up a few hours later.

Our elite don't realize that it's not a just "oops, I came over the border illegally by mistake". It takes thought and theres a chain of people that will provide you the services you need. Including signing up for all the bennies..

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:18 PM (VqhL9)

136 > The idea that all of California is an uninhabitable shithole is insane,
and we would be crazy to cede it to the libs if we can avoid it
1. Cut off the food, water, and energy.
2. Wait six months.
3. Move in and shoot the few remaining starving, cannibalistic survivors.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:18 PM (oQp6r)

137 Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (NWiLs)

golf clap.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (O/X1S)

138 Like President Bush, every budget Trump has submitted to congress has included cuts in spending (and if I recall correctly, a balanced budget). Like every congress other than the Contract With America one... they'll wipe their rear end with it and spend even more

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (KZzsI)

139 99 Whenever I read Hokies, my mind transmorgifies it to Hoagies.
Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (0KKyI)

--For that, here's "Lazy River"

https://youtu.be/OJ1RCv7sdms

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (xZjNZ)

140 Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (NWiLs)

Clever insom.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (VqhL9)

141 HUD is nothing compared to Medicaid, by the way.

2017 numbers for Medicaid: $581.9 billion, with annual increases projected to be 5.5 percent.

So yeah, we have no "nationally funded safety net."

And women can have peeners, and men can get pregnant.

Welcome to 2019.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (hku12)

142 California is a beautiful state. The weather is splendid. However, you could never pay me enough to move there.

It is my ancestral homeland. Well, as far as I care to look anyways. I left at age 18 and can't go back. It, like the past, is a different country now.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (xkSJa)

143 So, now that the Marxists control everything in CA, and the state continues to fail, let's make up some BS "no safety net" crap sandwich of an argument (which is completely false, especially in CA) and blame it on an extremely successful POTUS who left office in 1988. Just how stupid is their readership?

Posted by: PacosMojo at November 29, 2019 02:20 PM (pV4s0)

144 California is now, or at least soon to be, a feudal state, perhaps modeled on 16th and 17th century Mexico. A model the indigenous would be familiar with, and the rest could be conditioned to accept.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:20 PM (0KKyI)

145 By the by, is the once-fertile Central Valley still a vast wasteland thanks to the Feds and their love for baitfish above human beans? I wonder how much that cost the state in lost jobs and tax income?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:20 PM (HaL55)

146 Central Valley Calif.

60 years ago, when I was born here the town I live in was 75% White, 10% or so Black.

Military town with a SAC Base. Base closed in the early 80's.

Now? 70% Hispanic. You cannot get any normal job unless you are bilingual. I hear more Spanish spoken in public, than English.

Counties largest Employer? Our multiple Prisons.

Oh, and more than TWICE the National Unemployment rate.

Posted by: Don Q at November 29, 2019 02:21 PM (NgKpN)

147 Trade California and the NBA to China for Hong Kong and the billionaires financing the Clintons and Bidens.

Posted by: ShainS at November 29, 2019 02:21 PM (QBQHl)

148 It is my ancestral homeland. Well, as far as I care to look anyways. I left at age 18 and can't go back. It, like the past, is a different country now.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (xkSJa)

California wants you,
but you can't go back there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2019 02:21 PM (ycWCI)

149 107 Met a Seattleite or Seattleian...or idiot. Whatev. Anyway a couple in an airport lounge who had to tell us how tolerant they were about the homeless. Yea, no they don't live there any more.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at


I was in Home Depot buying rat traps (coastal areas tend to have roof rats, an arboreal type that lives in trees and eats oranges and avocados - so guess what? It's paradise for them, too) when an artsy-fartsy liberal couple sidled over and was trying to figure out which traps, if any, were "humane."

Hey, they're rats, OK? Pretend they're conservatives.

As I was leaving, the apparently female member of the duo was asking if any of the traps were solar-powered.

I'm not making this up. Hence my notion of a stupidity tax.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:21 PM (Ee+Sn)

150 All the streets are brown (streets are brown),
And the people gay (people gay....)

Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 02:21 PM (oQp6r)

151 Just how stupid is their readership?

Victor Davis Hanson explains it well. The rich and comfortable live in a world so detatched from the consequences of their policies that they are unable to comprehend the bad. THEIR neighborhoods don't have crap on the sidewalks. THEIR stores aren't having mobs of youths shoplifting. THEIR kids aren't getting diseases wiped out decades ago in the western world.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:22 PM (KZzsI)

152 139 99 Whenever I read Hokies, my mind transmorgifies it to Hoagies.
Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:07 PM (0KKyI)

--For that, here's "Lazy River"

https://youtu.be/OJ1RCv7sdms
Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 02:19 PM (xZjNZ)



Nice,, logprof. Thanks.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:22 PM (0KKyI)

153 Borgia,

I've been slapping down ignoramuses like you since the Eskimo BBS debuted in Seattle. You're all the same, your internal guidance is always set to the song Feelings.

You never have your facts correct, and when that is brought to your feeble attention the response is never a defense, only ad hominem asides. So yeah. Deja Troll

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:22 PM (0x00j)

154 Pure nonsense! Every filthy California Hobo is homeowner yearning to be shackled with a thirty year $1million mortgage.

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2019 02:22 PM (wo3c/)

155 145 By the by, is the once-fertile Central Valley still a vast wasteland thanks to the Feds and their love for baitfish above human beans? I wonder how much that cost the state in lost jobs and tax income?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:20 PM (HaL55

Used to be productive farmland with huge amounts of fruits and vegetables.

Now? Mostly nut trees, because of water rationing.

Posted by: Don Q at November 29, 2019 02:22 PM (NgKpN)

156 So I think there's your answer as to why this is an issue now. Trump proposed an $8.7 billion cut.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:14 PM (hku12)

You meant to say Trump proposed a political budget, in response to the opposing political budget, in which the rate of future increase was cut, no actual dollars were hurt in the actual budget.
Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (0x00j)


No. An actual cut. $44.1 billion is less than $52.7 billion.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:23 PM (hku12)

157 You never have your facts correct, and when that is brought to your feeble attention the response is never a defense, only ad hominem asides. So yeah. Deja Troll

What is your problem? He literally said that Reagan wasn't responsible.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:23 PM (KZzsI)

158 The last fact hits the nail on the head.

IF you were a junkie, where you move?

AND if you were a junkie, with insurance $$$ to spend on rehab, where would you go?

Lots of the junkies get their rehab paid for and are recruited by rehab centers to head to Cali. Once the $$$ runs out... (insert The Clash lyric here).

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 02:23 PM (M3a0a)

159 Just wait until California morphs from the Congo, to Zimbabwe...

Posted by: Archer at November 29, 2019 02:23 PM (gmo/4)

160 I'm not making this up. Hence my notion of a stupidity tax.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:21 PM (Ee+Sn)

Just wow,

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (VqhL9)

161

Kalifornia, you can check out but you can never leave.

Posted by: Tex Nihilo at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (qRE7Z)

162 1. Cut off the food, water, and energy.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:18 PM

Most of California's water comes from the Sierra Nevada range in California. And apart from the food grown here (which is still considerable), California has a lot of these things we call "ports", which allow us to import all manner of goods. The electricity is trickier, but there are two nuclear plants which could be restarted.

I know California bashing is good sport, but come on people, put some EFFORT into it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (I99aF)

163 > I've been slapping down ignoramuses like you since the Eskimo BBS debuted in Seattle.


You're an idiot who can't read, apparently.



Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (oQp6r)

164 For interesting assessments of California, read any number of Victor Davis Hanson's offerings.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (0KKyI)

165 Our elite don't realize that it's not a just "oops, I came over the border illegally by mistake". It takes thought and theres a chain of people that will provide you the services you need. Including signing up for all the bennies..
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:18 PM (VqhL9)


Including lawyers prompting the illegal aliens - in Spanish, of course - on what to say to avoid deportation, and how to get the bennies.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (Ee+Sn)

166 Wasn't Rivera's scoop er, misleading, to put it kindly?
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (KZzsI)

Jerry Rivers is misleading.

Posted by: Fox2! at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (qyH+l)

167 156...

Which would be wonderful if such a budget cut could ever be passed by Congress, make it through the Senate unscathed and find its way to the President's desk. And running the country's power grid on unicorn farts would be groovy as well.

Posted by: PacosMojo at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (pV4s0)

168 Kazi, you are not responding to what Borgia actually said. You are arguing against something he did not say.

Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (87gB3)

169 @162
Most of California's water comes from the Sierra Nevada range in California. And apart from the food grown here (which is still considerable), California has a lot of these things we call "ports", which allow us to import all manner of goods. The electricity is trickier, but there are two nuclear plants which could be restarted.

I know California bashing is good sport, but come on people, put some EFFORT into it.

----------------------

We could probably get more than enough water by building a bunch of desalinization plants along the coast.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (/sKj3)

170 Well,

call me surprise analed, I did not respond to the correct post it appears.

Please forgive my error Rodrigo Borgia and every one. I will go slink away in shame now.

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (0x00j)

171 Now? Mostly nut trees, because of water rationing.

Posted by: Don Q at November 29, 2019 02:22 PM (NgKpN)

Nut trees. I get it. Now they grow libs. ISWYDT.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM (VqhL9)

172 Most of California's water comes from the Sierra Nevada range in California.

Most of NORTHERN California's water comes from the Sierra Nevada range in California.

Much of Southern California's water comes from the Colorado River. And a desalination plant just opened in northern San Diego county, financed by the taxpayers here as a hedge against future problems.

A rare instance of government actually functioning properly.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM (Ee+Sn)

173 I always loved the oxymoron "People's Republic of the Congo".

Fits Commifornia to a "T".

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM (Z+IKu)

174 It has been a year since I moved out of Monterey County in California. I doubled my home sq ft'age and reduced my house payment by over $1000.
Interesting part about the amount of illegals living in Monterey and San Benito counties. There are plenty of neighborhoods of single-family homes where there are so many cars parked on the street that you can barely navigate them. There's also a lot of crime and poverty.

It was nice living so close to Monterey, Carmel, Pebble Beach and Big Sur. But once you reach your prime earning years and realize it's all you can do to make a house payment and buy food, then you know it's time to go.


Posted by: Scott at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM (QvuuX)

175 Jerry Rivers is misleading.
Posted by: Fox2! at November 29, 2019 02:24

Isn't he the one found Capone? oh, wait . . .

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM (O/X1S)

176 We could probably get more than enough water by building a bunch of desalinization plants along the coast.



Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (/sKj3)
Never gonna get that past CEQA or the Coastal Commission. Plus, who knows, there may be delta smelt at risk.

Posted by: Peaches at November 29, 2019 02:28 PM (14URa)

177 And now, Thanksgiving message from Speaker of the House Pelosi:

PELOSI: "Well, first let me say that this is no cause for any joy. This is a very sad time for our country. Impeachment of a president is as serious as our congressional responsibilities can be, apart from declaring war or something. And so we have to be very prayerful and we always have to put country before party. But I would say at this time, I would say to Democrats and Republicans, we have to put country before party very clearly in the public view. And this is about the Constitution of the United States."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 02:28 PM (+y/Ru)

178 Sounds like Otisburg is making more and more sense as time goes on.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:28 PM (HaL55)

179 150 All the streets are brown (streets are brown),
And the people gay (people gay....)

LOLOL!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 02:28 PM (1XNk8)

180 170 Well,

call me surprise analed, I did not respond to the correct post it appears.

Please forgive my error Rodrigo Borgia and every one. I will go slink away in shame now.

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (0x00j)

Well I'll give you commitment points.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:28 PM (VqhL9)

181 @176 Never gonna get that past CEQA or the Coastal Commission. Plus, who knows, there may be delta smelt at risk.

------------------

As Jay noted above, San Diego just built one.

It can be done.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (/sKj3)

182 For interesting assessments of California, read any number of Victor Davis Hanson's offerings.
Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:24 PM (0KKyI)

^^^THIS. He tells it like he lives it. And HE lives it.

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (M3a0a)

183 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM

Most of Southern California's water comes from Northern California. The Colorado doesn't have much left by the time it reaches our border (but we use what we can).

Posted by: Rusty Nail at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (I99aF)

184 Is it permissible to look at a little blonde girl and think she's a cute little girl, or is that racist?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (eAMlh)

185 As I understand it, Rivera did a bit award winning reveal on an insane asylum, except it ended up not really being one, but an orphanage instead? Something like that?

I mean yeah a lot of them were awful pits of misery and despair, its not like the concept was invalid, just that it was misleading.

The problem is, what we have in the place of these hell holes isn't any better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

186 We could probably get more than enough water by building a bunch of desalinization plants along the coast.
Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:26 PM (/sKj3)

Here's the one I mentioned above:

https://tinyurl.com/l7g6v5p

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (Ee+Sn)

187 As Jay noted above, San Diego just built one.



It can be done.



Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (/sKj3)
It's a fluke. And it probably won't work right.

Posted by: Peaches at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (14URa)

188 179 150 All the streets are brown (streets are brown),
And the people gay (people gay....)

LOLOL!
Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 02:28 PM (1XNk

Yep, except that damn song and these lyrics will haunt me all day. Damn you.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:30 PM (VqhL9)

189 Please forgive my error Rodrigo Borgia and every one. I will go slink away in shame now.

Meh, it happens to everyone eventually here. The trick is to not switch on the angry internet snark machine too readily.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:30 PM (KZzsI)

190

Fine, Kali can keep it's Sierra water, import whatever it wants into it's ports. Nuke power? Not allowed, the hobos doing maintenance will result in a melt down. We;ll hire the IAF to bomb them if necessary. Build more solar and wind and wave WITHOUT my tax dollars subsidizing it, or put slave white men in hamster wheels for all I care.

Kalifornia and all it's enablers are vile fascist filth and I pray daily it falls into the ocean.

Posted by: Tex Nihilo at November 29, 2019 02:30 PM (qRE7Z)

191 162...

CA imports 95% of its natural gas from neighboring states. Cut that off, mine CA's harbors and wall off that cesspool from the remainder of the country. Oh, and shoot anyone attempting to escape. Enough effort?

Posted by: PacosMojo at November 29, 2019 02:30 PM (pV4s0)

192 187 As Jay noted above, San Diego just built one.



It can be done.



Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (/sKj3)
It's a fluke. And it probably won't work right.
Posted by: Peaches at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (14URa)

It better be wind or solar powered, or there will be hell to pay.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (0KKyI)

193 Most of NORTHERN California's water comes from the Sierra Nevada range in California.

Much of Southern California's water comes from the Colorado River. And a desalination plant just opened in northern San Diego county, financed by the taxpayers here as a hedge against future problems.

A rare instance of government actually functioning properly.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:27 PM (Ee+Sn)


It's especially cute when states export water to Californica, and then lecture their citizens about how they need to conserve water, because it's such a rare and precious resource.

Why, it's almost as if some politicians in these western states are bought and paid for by Californica money.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (hku12)

194 A rare instance of government actually functioning properly.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:27

Thank you. IIRC, my aunt told me there is a desalination plant just south of HB?

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (O/X1S)

195 I mean yeah a lot of them were awful pits of misery and despair, its not like the concept was invalid, just that it was misleading.

The problem is, what we have in the place of these hell holes isn't any better.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (KZzsI)


Exactly. The misery and despair have just been moved out onto the streets, that's all. Where the people involved have no caretakers whatsoever, and instead prey upon innocent people.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (Ee+Sn)

196 Ok, I see a bunch of replies to this but not the original post?

32 > Ronald Reagan took care of that
Ronald Reagan hasn't been President for 30 years and hasn't been Governor of California for 45 years.

Piss off, commie.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 01:51 PM (oQp6r)

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (0x00j)

197 Desaliniation plants seem like a great idea but as I recall they don't work very well and cost a ton of money? Or maybe I'm thinking of tidal energy power plants.

I'm wrecked after yesterday, holidays are damned hard on me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (KZzsI)

198 Thank you. IIRC, my aunt told me there is a desalination plant just south of HB?
Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (O/X1S)


Don't know about that one. The one I was talking about is in Carlsbad, in northern San Diego county, and it opened just a few years ago.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:32 PM (Ee+Sn)

199 The U.S. once had a national, federally funded safety net. Ronald Reagan took care of that...

It takes a special kind of dumbass to blurt this out.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 29, 2019 02:32 PM (Boy/L)

200 > Most of California's water comes from the Sierra Nevada range in California.
That's a long, long way from Los Angeles.

> The electricity is trickier, but there are two nuclear plants which could be restarted.

Yeah, good luck getting the commies to allow that.

> And apart from the food grown here (which is still considerable)

California produces a lot of high dollar value, but nutritionally negligible, bullshit luxury crops like artichokes and almonds. The actual staple calories that keep people from starving to death come from elsewhere.


> California has a lot of these things we call "ports", which allow us to import all manner of goods.


That's what mines and submarines are for.





Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 02:32 PM (oQp6r)

201 Time to change the solar batteries in my tree rat traps.

Posted by: klaftern at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (RuIsu)

202 131 Wonder how long NV, AZ and CA would last without CO water.
Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:17 PM (O/X1S)

Too long

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (aA3+G)

203 184 Is it permissible to look at a little blonde girl and think she's a cute little girl, or is that racist?
Posted by: Northernlurker at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (eAMlh)

The hell with racist, you just assumed her gender!

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (NWiLs)

204 Including lawyers prompting the illegal aliens - in Spanish, of course -
on what to say to avoid deportation, and how to get the bennies.


The notion of sanctuary cities for illegals should've been nipped in the bud the day after Berkeley declared themselves to be one back in '71. If the mayor and city council had been arrested and jailed, a lot of problems would never have happened.

"You violated Federal Statute Number (whichever). You have the right to remain silent..."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (HaL55)

205 > Ok, I see a bunch of replies to this but not the original post?


That's because you can't read, hoss.

Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (oQp6r)

206 Desaliniation plants seem like a great idea but as I recall they don't work very well and cost a ton of money? Or maybe I'm thinking of tidal energy power plants.

Certainly the latter, but I believe the former are actually cost-effective. The one I mentioned costs $1 billion, but IMO that's a small price to pay for drought insurance, and God knows there's enough money here to pay for it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (Ee+Sn)

207 The problem is, what we have in the place of these hell holes isn't any better.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (KZzsI)

Yep. Geraldo made his bones with that vid. Then of course 'tear down all the fences'. Then the mentally ill wound up on the street or living in the backyard fo someone thats stole all their bennies money. But they felt good about 'addressing the problem.'

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (VqhL9)

208 Agree Santa Barbara is beautiful, when not on fire.

Posted by: Summer of Love at November 29, 2019 02:34 PM (FJrl0)

209 Crap, now this game is turning into a shootout.

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 02:34 PM (xZjNZ)

210 Thanks California Dreamin' and fuck you too.

Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:34 PM (0x00j)

211 @191
CA imports 95% of its natural gas from neighboring states.

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That percentage is about to go down. The idiots up north are starting to ban natural gas in new construction.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:34 PM (/sKj3)

212 Too long

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 29, 2019 02:33 PM (aA3+G)

I laughed. And no kidding.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:34 PM (VqhL9)

213 > Please forgive my error Rodrigo Borgia and every one.


Forgiven.

Posted by: California Dreamin' at November 29, 2019 02:35 PM (oQp6r)

214

Land of Milkem Honey ....................have not been there for some 20 years,don't want to spoil my fine memories.......Hwy#1, San Fran poop less and fun then,Hearst castle, Monterey and surrounds FAB,skipped L.A but enjoyed the hinterland Yosemite,Sierras, Lake Tahoe.
Close to Canadian beauty................

Posted by: saf at November 29, 2019 02:35 PM (5IHGB)

215 Fine, Kali can keep it's Sierra water, import whatever it wants into it's ports. Nuke power? Not allowed, the hobos doing maintenance will result in a melt down. We;ll hire the IAF to bomb them if necessary. Build more solar and wind and wave WITHOUT my tax dollars subsidizing it, or put slave white men in hamster wheels for all I care.

Kalifornia and all it's enablers are vile fascist filth and I pray daily it falls into the ocean.
Posted by: Tex Nihilo at November 29, 2019 02:30 PM (qRE7Z)


Imagine a world where cheap Chinese goods were no longer leaving Californican ports, to the rest of the country.

Oh, people in the hinterlands would need to start... oh, I don't know, start building some sort of plant like operation, where goods are manufactured in the US of A. By and for American workers.

What a horrible thought.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:35 PM (hku12)

216 God knows there's enough money here to pay for it.

Disney can just put out another movie and buy one.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:35 PM (KZzsI)

217 The electricity is trickier, but there are two nuclear plants which could be restarted.

Exactly. They shut down the San Onofre nuclear plant because ... they hadn't been spending the money on maintaining it. No prizes for guessing why.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:35 PM (Ee+Sn)

218 "no federal safety net" LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at November 29, 2019 02:36 PM (JwHjN)

219 There's a reason I live in Indiana now. Actually, a whole slew of reasons. Really good ones. But, eh, you want to live in CA, go for it. I'd say that the weather is nice but this morning it was the same temp here as at my sister's in Pasadena. heh

Posted by: Peaches at November 29, 2019 02:36 PM (14URa)

220 Imagine a world where cheap Chinese goods were no longer leaving Californican ports, to the rest of the country.

"We got you covered"
--Seattle ports

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:36 PM (KZzsI)

221 OK all, ukulele beckons. Later.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:36 PM (VqhL9)

222 Is it permissible to look at a little blonde girl and think she's a cute little girl, or is that racist?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (eAMlh)


HOW DARE YOU!

Posted by: Greta, the Blonde Witch at November 29, 2019 02:36 PM (gmo/4)

223 How does the State of California pay for all their Santa Clausing?

They have to go broke eventually.......right?

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 29, 2019 02:37 PM (Z+IKu)

224 It's like Fredrich Nietzsche said, that which doesn't kill California makes it stupider.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (+y/Ru)

225 They have to go broke eventually.......right?

Gonna be tough as long as they have an industry making billion-dollar films several times a year, controlling the video game industry, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (KZzsI)

226 Sock off, dammit!
Kazi, no need to slink away or anything like that. You jumped to a conclusion. Happens to all of us from time to time.
You were a man and admitted your mistake.

So all is well, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (oQp6r)

227 The Commonwealth Cup is going to be interesting this year.

20-20, 3rd Qt

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (+QYmp)

228 223
How does the State of California pay for all their Santa Clausing?



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 29, 2019 02:37 PM (Z+IKu)
No, no, no. Illegal invasion stimulates the economy and LIVs just keep voting for moar taxes. It's all good. Just watch where you step.

Posted by: Peaches at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (14URa)

229 That percentage is about to go down. The idiots up north are starting to ban natural gas in new construction.
Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:34 PM (/sKj3)


Yep. What kind of madness is that? Everything to be electric? Did they perhaps notice that electricity is a bit dodgy nowadays, thanks to their idiotic policies?

So ... no natural gas (apart from Eric "Rolling Thunder" Swallowell), no electricity, then what? Donkey carts for transportation, and yak dung for fuel?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (Ee+Sn)

230 @223 How does the State of California pay for all their Santa Clausing?

They have to go broke eventually.......right?

-------------------------

There are questions about just how solvent the state's pension system is.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (/sKj3)

231 Texas is near the bottom of the list as far as geographical attractive states goes but at the top of the list in relocation of people from other states.

That says a lot IMHO.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (2DOZq)

232 Just saw a video on youtube deriding my town of Fort Collins, CO as one of the 10 whitest cities in America (there's some kind of population minimum, obviously) that is full of "white old people, white students, white techies, white potheads and white drunks." Then the narrator called us a bunch of racists.

Actually, our community has low crime, low unemployment, low taxes, excellent schools, clean, safe neighborhoods and a downtown where you can have fun without worrying about being robbed. And I sure as hell don't perceive any more or less racism here than anywhere else. Less so, I daresay. Our biggest problem is the infestation of Californians.

And anyone who calls CSU's student body "white" is clearly an idiot or blind. As for the drunks, those are hobos. They don't really "live" here, they just pass through. A lot.

What a bunch of SJW garbage.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (1XNk8)

233 Not Subsidizing state stupidity would be a good start for the country, as a whole. Of course, we would need a Washington Cleansing.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (0KKyI)

234 I'll just throw this out there....

Quick search shows that 23% of the current Cali population is illegal. Had they tightened the rules 10-20 years ago maybe Cali wouldn't need a desalination plant and the Colorado would still run to the Gulf of Baja.

Jeez. Cali ain't Saudi.

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (M3a0a)

235 The Russian Commies had Uzbeks, the U.S. has Californians.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (e1mEI)

236 Jared Polis came from Fort Collins, did he not?

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (0KKyI)

237 @223 How does the State of California pay for all their Santa Clausing?



You can't fool me, there ain't no sanity clause.

Posted by: Chico, California at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (gmo/4)

238 "California produces a lot of high dollar value, but nutritionally negligible, bullshit luxury crops like artichokes and almonds."

between keto and caveman diets, all we really need is corn, soybeans and cows/pigs/poultry. Fruits and many vegies are just sugar and carbs (that are also basically sugar).


And China is losing half their beloved pigs to swine flu ... the world is our oyster, but the Green commies hate us.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (Cus5s)

239 What a bunch of SJW garbage.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (1XNk

Wait. Little crime? You need to diversify GS. That's GOTTA be racist.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (VqhL9)

240 When you flee Californee, plz wipe yer feet.

Posted by: klaftern at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (RuIsu)

241 I think it was 2016 and maybe she was talking about Doheny. All I could find was a white paper. Buy I'm in a food coma.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (O/X1S)

242 Imagine a world where cheap Chinese goods were no longer leaving Californican ports, to the rest of the country.



Oh, people in the hinterlands would need to start... oh, I don't
know, start building some sort of plant like operation, where goods are
manufactured in the US of A. By and for American workers.



What a horrible thought.


What's this? Americans actually making the products we purchase? Thereby not funding our sworn enemies the ChiComs? Keeping those billions of dollars here in America to benefit Americans?

How dare you suggest such a thing? What are you, some sort of deplorable?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (HaL55)

243 By the way, I saw the remake of Death Wish with Bruce Willis, and it was quite good. Its a bit slow at first but it pays off very well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (KZzsI)

244 Imagine a world where cheap Chinese goods were no longer leaving Californican ports, to the rest of the country.
----------------------------------
"We got you covered"
--Seattle ports
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:36 PM (KZzsI)


Oh, I'm just taking for granted, once we wall of Californica, we're going to have plenty of cement, barbed wire and armed guards to spare for Ogregone and Wastington.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (hku12)

245 Here's the one I mentioned above:

https://tinyurl.com/l7g6v5p
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:29 PM (Ee+Sn)

The challenge with desalinization plants is that they require very large amounts of energy. Therefore the successful ones are built in conjunction with a large energy producing facility, such as the one you linked to above.

In a state which is violently opposed to building new energy producing plants, this is a problem.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (Kpl3J)

246 224 It's like Fredrich Nietzsche said, that which doesn't kill California makes it stupider.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (+y/Ru)


Karl Marx: "Is it a misfortune that magnificent California was seized from the lazy Mexicans who did not know what to do with it?"

Friedrich Engels: "In America we have witnessed the conquest of Mexico and have rejoiced at it. It is to the interest of its own development that Mexico will be placed under the tutelage of the United States."

Good quotes with which to tax leftists.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:42 PM (Ee+Sn)

247 What a horrible thought.
------------------
What's this? Americans actually making the products we purchase? Thereby not funding our sworn enemies the ChiComs? Keeping those billions of dollars here in America to benefit Americans?

How dare you suggest such a thing? What are you, some sort of deplorable?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (HaL55)


In a basket.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:42 PM (hku12)

248 Yep. What kind of madness is that? Everything to be electric? Did they perhaps notice that electricity is a bit dodgy nowadays, thanks to their idiotic policies?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:38 PM (Ee+Sn)

Well, during high winds those falling tree limbs may puncture those underground gas lines and start a fire.

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 02:42 PM (M3a0a)

249 @244 Oh, I'm just taking for granted, once we wall of Californica, we're going to have plenty of cement, barbed wire and armed guards to spare for Ogregone and Wastington.

----------------------

And then the ships will head through the Panama Canal, and dump their goods off in ports in Texas. Somehow I don't think you're going to wall THAT state off...

On a more serious note, "funding our enemies the Chinese" is becoming less and less of an argument, given how many companies are bailing on Chinese manufacturers these days for other Asian countries.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (/sKj3)

250 Congofornia has a ring to it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (+y/Ru)

251 between keto and caveman diets, all we really need is corn, soybeans and cows/pigs/poultry. Fruits and many vegies are just sugar and carbs (that are also basically sugar).

You don't eat any fruits and vegetables you will die a very nasty, slow, and miserable death.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (KZzsI)

252 245

In a state which is violently opposed to building new energy producing plants, this is a problem.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (Kpl3J)

Yes, that's the rub. Howling mobs of Green Nazis would be summoned.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (0KKyI)

253 The challenge with desalinization plants is that they require very large amounts of energy. Therefore the successful ones are built in conjunction with a large energy producing facility, such as the one you linked to above.

In a state which is violently opposed to building new energy producing plants, this is a problem.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:41 PM (Kpl3J)


Absolutely correct. The funny part is that the decommissioned San Onofre nuclear plant is probably less than 20 miles away from the desalination plant.

You'd think ... nah.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (Ee+Sn)

254 231 Texas is near the bottom of the list as far as geographical attractive states goes but at the top of the list in relocation of people from other states.

That says a lot IMHO.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (2DOZq)

seeing nice geography is what vacation trips are for.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (Kpl3J)

255 DJT uses California as an example of stupid Democrat leadership.
I encourage this.
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT THEY WANT TO DO TO THE ENTIRE USA!
The RNC ads write themselves.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 02:44 PM (w7KSn)

256 Desalinization works well (if rather expensively) if and only if you've got fucktons of dirt cheap energy, like some of the Arab states.

Pity we're not allowed to build nukes, innit?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:44 PM (oQp6r)

257 Well, during high winds

Leave Eric "Rolling Thunder" Swallowell out of this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:44 PM (Ee+Sn)

258 Always amused by the contortions of Green Nazis when condemning nuclear power.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:45 PM (0KKyI)

259 I tried running for local office once upon time, but I am white, heterosexual and Christian.
Ineligible, in other words.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 02:45 PM (w7KSn)

260 Posted by: Kazi at November 29, 2019 02:31 PM (0x00j)

Borgia is calling the person who blamed Reagan a commie.

Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 02:46 PM (87gB3)

261 puddleglum, it went from a tight defensive game in the first half to a MAC game in the third quarter.

Posted by: logprof at November 29, 2019 02:46 PM (xZjNZ)

262 > You don't eat any fruits and vegetables you will die a very nasty, slow, and miserable death.
Nah, dude, we've got vitamins for that nowadays.
Or you could just eat the meat raw, like the traditional Eskimos. They lived on an exclusive meat and seafood diet for about 10 months of the year.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:47 PM (oQp6r)

263 "California produces a lot of high dollar value, but nutritionally negligible, bullshit luxury crops like artichokes and almonds."
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between keto and caveman diets, all we really need is corn, soybeans and cows/pigs/poultry. Fruits and many vegies are just sugar and carbs (that are also basically sugar).

And China is losing half their beloved pigs to swine flu ... the world is our oyster, but the Green commies hate us.
Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (Cus5s)


Know your meme:

The pigs are taking over... https://tinyurl.com/ulwg3qm

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:47 PM (hku12)

264 262 > You don't eat any fruits and vegetables you will die a very nasty, slow, and miserable death.
Nah, dude, we've got vitamins for that nowadays.
Or you could just eat the meat raw, like the traditional Eskimos. They lived on an exclusive meat and seafood diet for about 10 months of the year.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:47 PM (oQp6r)

I seem to recall that the Inuit would eat the stomach contents of some of their kills. Maybe I'm wrong though.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:48 PM (0KKyI)

265 > And then the ships will head through the Panama Canal, and dump their
goods off in ports in Texas. Somehow I don't think you're going to wall
THAT state off...


I think a lot of the modern container ships are too big to go through the Panama Canal, but could be wrong about that.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:48 PM (oQp6r)

266 Hmm...

Denver apparently just passed a law that will raise the minimum wage to $16 an hour in 2022.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:49 PM (/sKj3)

267 "California produces a lot of high dollar value, but nutritionally
negligible, bullshit luxury crops like artichokes and almonds."


I'da thought that Kalifornia would have a very low unemployment rate due to all the people milking those little almonds.


And chocolate almond milk comes from the dark brown ones, right?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 29, 2019 02:50 PM (HaL55)

268 Oh, I'm just taking for granted, once we wall of Californica, we're going to have plenty of cement, barbed wire and armed guards to spare for Ogregone and Wastington.

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And then the ships will head through the Panama Canal, and dump their goods off in ports in Texas. Somehow I don't think you're going to wall THAT state off...

On a more serious note, "funding our enemies the Chinese" is becoming less and less of an argument, given how many companies are bailing on Chinese manufacturers these days for other Asian countries.
Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 02:43 PM (/sKj3)


They'll fall off the edge, if they try to go from the Pacific ocean, all the way around.

Everyone knows that, duh.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:50 PM (hku12)

269 California is the way it is because you have a rabidly leftist
white minority and a POC majority that reflexively votes Democrat.

And
with the Democrats new and improved vote harvesting operation, coupled
with jungle primaries, the GOP will never be a factor in that state
again.


The only move we have is to contain the contagion.

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 29, 2019 02:50 PM (qNujn)

270 From Newsweek:

GUN STORE ADVERTISES 'WHITE FRIDAY' SALE BUT INSISTS 'NOBODY HERE IS RACIST,' 'BLACK FRIDAY' JUST REMINDS HIM OF TRUDEAU SCANDAL

https://bit.ly/2R6RrWj

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 02:51 PM (+y/Ru)

271 What a bunch of SJW garbage.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 29, 2019 02:39 PM (1XNk


They're just painting a target on your community with plans to Ft Morgan-ize you.

Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 02:51 PM (87gB3)

272 Hordes of Califoricators have invaded Washington State to escape high housing prices. Now they huddle in their houses and avoid the 40 degree winters.
Looking at states that will enlist their populations into recognized militias allowing gun ownership when the Commies start seizing guns here. Yeah, moving is in the future.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 29, 2019 02:51 PM (e1mEI)

273 thought bubble*

Hows about we export feral hogs to china?

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 02:51 PM (O/X1S)

274 I think a lot of the modern container ships are too big to go through the Panama Canal, but could be wrong about that.

Panamax. Not any more.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 29, 2019 02:51 PM (Boy/L)

275 As a coastal elite, why should I worry about the middle class leaving? They are only taking up valuable real estate and causing congestion on the freeways. We can easily do without them! All we really need is some undocumented domestic sanitation and landscaping engineers and some food service delivery technicians.
And as for the un-housed...they really are NOT my problem...none of them are allowed anywhere near my ocean view beach house...or the Brentwood mansion.
And as soon as the orifii in Washington start doing as they are supposed to and sending on the taxpayer dollars needed to take care of them, the sooner I can start syphoning off that sweet, sweet Other People's Money!

And another thing...Hey, what happened to the lights? And the air conditioner!

Posted by: JB1000 at November 29, 2019 02:52 PM (K2HR/)

276 "You don't eat any fruits and vegetables you will die a very nasty, slow, and miserable death." Posted by C Taylor

some broccoli and a few green things (that can be easily grown anywhere) might be nice, but not necessarily so essential as most think. There is a lot of new research that is not accepted yet ... on the whole very low carb thing.


The carb/sugar diet can lead to overeating ... the American Food pyramid messed up a lot of people ... (Ace fasting for the win)

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2019 02:52 PM (Cus5s)

277 Nah, dude, we've got vitamins for that nowadays.

Just like those cavemen

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:52 PM (KZzsI)

278 > I seem to recall that the Inuit would eat the stomach contents of some of their kills.

They did, and that helped some.

Inuit are only in Canada, by the way. There are numerous other groups of Eskimos. Alaska has two major groups, the Inupiat (more closely related to the Inuit) and Yupik (not close at all).
Yupiks definitely don't like being called "Inuit". Inupiat will tolerate it, but it's not their preferred name.
The Yupik and Inupiaq languages are in the same family, but they're not mutually intelligible, and the groups historically did not get along very well at all (although they were united in hatred of the Indians of the Alaskan interior).

It's like calling a Spaniard "French" or something.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:53 PM (oQp6r)

279 You don't eat any fruits and vegetables you will die a very nasty, slow, and miserable death.
Nah, dude, we've got vitamins for that nowadays.
Or you could just eat the meat raw, like the traditional Eskimos. They lived on an exclusive meat and seafood diet for about 10 months of the year.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 02:47 PM (oQp6r)

I seem to recall that the Inuit would eat the stomach contents of some of their kills. Maybe I'm wrong though.
Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:48 PM (0KKyI)


Link posted earlier today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7s6VfSOuZpQ

You risk leaving their souls floating out there if you don't eat the whole critter. Whilst facing north.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:53 PM (hku12)

280 From Newsweek:

GUN STORE ADVERTISES 'WHITE FRIDAY' SALE BUT INSISTS 'NOBODY HERE IS RACIST,' 'BLACK FRIDAY' JUST REMINDS HIM OF TRUDEAU SCANDAL

https://bit.ly/2R6RrWj
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 29, 2019 02:51 PM (+y/Ru)

Should've done the Green Friday thing.

The AOC crowd's heads would explode.

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 02:53 PM (M3a0a)

281 The water wars in Central CA were a frontal assault on CA's remaining conservative class and GOP stronghold.
Devin Nunes came from this class of strong conservatives.
VDH too.
I love those guys.

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 02:53 PM (w7KSn)

282 "California produces a lot of high dollar value, but nutritionally negligible, bullshit luxury crops like artichokes and almonds."

And oranges, and avocados, and - surprisingly - a lot of rice (http://rice.ucanr.edu/About_California_Rice/), among other crops.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:53 PM (Ee+Sn)

283 The Russian Commies had Uzbeks, the U.S. has Californians.
Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 29, 2019 02:40 PM (e1mEI)


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Man, you guys are brutal. Don't forget there are a lot of Morons and Moron sympathizers in this state. In fact, outside the Blue havens of LA and the Bay Area, the state is still predominantly conservative.

Some of us can't leave, for practical reasons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2019 02:54 PM (EDRbe)

284 The Digger Indian tribes had the right idea about nutrition, right?

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:54 PM (0KKyI)

Posted by: Colin at November 29, 2019 02:54 PM (AHSz5)

286 There is a lot of new research that is not accepted yet ... on the whole very low carb thing.

All nutrition research and advice is horseshit. All. Of. It.

Book it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:55 PM (Ee+Sn)

287 "Some of us can't leave, for practical reasons."

(raises hand....)

Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 02:55 PM (w7KSn)

288 Posted by: Chris not rock at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (WO0/g)

Santa Barbara is beautiful but there are a crapton of homeless people and drug addicts. There's also gang problems.

Housing is so expensive there.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 02:55 PM (7bcfy)

289 258 Always amused by the contortions of Green Nazis when condemning nuclear power.
Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:45 PM (0KKyI)

You cannot hug a child with nuclear arms.

Or something.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at November 29, 2019 02:56 PM (ycWCI)

290 Some of us can't leave, for practical reasons.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2019 02:54 PM (EDRbe)

I'm from here, I wish all the interlopers from other states would go back to where they came from.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (7bcfy)

291
62 Just finished reading The Collapse by Kurt Schlichter. His solution for retaking California involved three corps of mechanized infantry with airborne and special ops support

-=====
Did it include miles and miles of rope?

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (941nP)

292 Lefty thinking is that if you do something I disagree with, then you are evil and so everything you do is evil (by definition.) And so all problems are created by you.

Reagan and Thatcher are their favorite scapegoats for everything, but it is never based on any logic. It is like a religion and Reagan is the totem of bad things. I think they feel better cursing Reagan in every discussion of the 80s.

It is the lefty Lord's Prayer - "... deliver us from Reagan..."

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (LWu6U)

293 The greens oppose nuclear power because cheap, ready energy makes people too independent.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (KZzsI)

294 And oranges, and avocados, and - surprisingly - a lot of rice (http://rice.ucanr.edu/About_California_Rice/), among other crops.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:53 PM (Ee+Sn)

And it takes a lot of what to grow rice?

But those ebil almonds.

Posted by: Arkansas at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (M3a0a)

295 I read somewhere that the " Eskimo" groups were kept from moving south because of the viciousness of Indian tribes blocking their way. I seem to recall the Yellowknife tribe being mentioned.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 02:58 PM (0KKyI)

296 287 "Some of us can't leave, for practical reasons."

(raises hand....)
Posted by: navybrat, mostly lurking at November 29, 2019 02:55 PM (w7KSn)


(also raises hand ...)

I'm from here, I wish all the interlopers from other states would go back to where they came from.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (7bcfy)


Amen.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:59 PM (Ee+Sn)

297 Man, you guys are brutal. Don't forget there are a lot of Morons and Moron sympathizers in this state. In fact, outside the Blue havens of LA and the Bay Area, the state is still predominantly conservative.

Some of us can't leave, for practical reasons.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2019 02:54 PM (EDRbe)


Change the word "can't" to "choose not to," and I'll accept that comment.

Still, here's a public service announcement:

When people here say "Californica should fall off into the sea" or words to that effect, they don't really mean it. It's an expression of frustration and dismay at a state that is, ON BALANCE, overloaded with lefty douchebags. Nobody here really wants you to die.

Not really.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 02:59 PM (hku12)

298 I'm from here, I wish all the interlopers from other states would go back to where they came from.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (7bcfy)

Wondering where you were.

Wish the same here in NC. The freaks around RDU and Charlotte have not helped

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 02:59 PM (M3a0a)

299 So have we done with all the post TG holiday back and forth insults yet?

And I bet one of the years Gavin Newsome will be running for President.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2019 02:59 PM (WI7YS)

300 All nutrition research and advice is horseshit. All. Of. It.
Book it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:55 PM (Ee+Sn)

Yup....nonsense sold to fools who live in fear instead of just living.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 29, 2019 03:01 PM (Z+IKu)

301 "The weather is splendid."

It really isn't...

Posted by: Chris M at November 29, 2019 03:01 PM (6XZdO)

302

Curses! I missed the Anthony Andrews/Deborah Watling Danger UXB thread. Watling was also a Dr. Who companion. She was extra cute

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2019 03:01 PM (a4xU3)

303 And I bet one of the years Gavin Newsome will be running for President.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2019 02:59 PM (WI7YS)

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Yes. So many tangible accomplishments that I can't name a single one.

Think of him as tomorrow's Mayor Pete, but without the husband.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2019 03:01 PM (EDRbe)

304 We fought for decades to keep Californians from oozing north and corrupting Oregon.

We failed. They took over.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 03:02 PM (KZzsI)

305 300 All nutrition research and advice is horseshit. All. Of. It.
Book it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 02:55 PM (Ee+Sn)

Yup....nonsense sold to fools who live in fear instead of just living.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 29, 2019 03:01 PM (Z+IKu)


Just be a happy omnivore, and don't sweat it.

Posted by: john knox at November 29, 2019 03:02 PM (0KKyI)

306

SEVERAL people have been wounded following a knife attack in The Hague tonight, according to reports.

Police reported that emergency were on the scene but it is unsure if there have been any more casualties. The attack took place on a busy shopping street in the Dutch capital which was even more busy than usual due to Black Friday.

Dutch police are said to be hunting a man aged between 45 and 50-years-old.

Reports have suggested that the attack took place at a Hudson's Bay store.

One person tweeted that the attack had taken place at Grote Markstraat in the centre of the city.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2019 03:03 PM (aKsyK)

307
Some of us can't leave, for practical reasons.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 29, 2019 02:54 PM (EDRbe)

I am hunkered up near Seattle. My practical reason is caretaking of parents. I am planning escape.

Just visited DMV to talk licensing issue. Over half the vehicles in the parking lot had California plates. Inside was packed. Was fun trying to detect who was escorting recent arrivals through the labyrinth.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 29, 2019 03:03 PM (e1mEI)

308 I was born and raised in cali. I loved it. It's just that the politics looks like its headed for the rest of the country and that scares the shit out of me. Trump is just a reprieve.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 03:03 PM (O/X1S)

309

Washington Staters: Do the new state laws affect AR-25 Pistols, specifically putting a pistol upper on what was sold as a rifle lower? Or do you have to buy a designated 'pistol' as such from the factory? Or are they Right Out?

Posted by: Tex Nihilo at November 29, 2019 03:03 PM (qRE7Z)

310 SEVERAL people have been wounded following a knife attack in The Hague tonight, according to reports.

Police reported that emergency were on the scene but it is unsure if there have been any more casualties. The attack took place on a busy shopping street in the Dutch capital which was even more busy than usual due to Black Friday.

Dutch police are said to be hunting a man aged between 45 and 50-years-old.

Reports have suggested that the attack took place at a Hudson's Bay store.

One person tweeted that the attack had taken place at Grote Markstraat in the centre of the city.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2019 03:03 PM (aKsyK)


yep

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 29, 2019 03:04 PM (vEIlU)

311 #200 ummm no restart for the nuclear plants in Failfornia.

Rancho Seco has been pieced off to defray costs of guarding the nuclear waste stored there.

Diablo Canyon is worn out. Containment vessel past design service life. Sitting on a earthquake fault zone.
Building a new nuke would be smart but they're not smart out here.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:04 PM (Gi44W)

312 This is also the state that insisted it needed illegals for agriculture, then shut down agriculture to protect the delta smelt.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 29, 2019 03:04 PM (JKNZq)

313 @299
And I bet one of the years Gavin Newsome will be running for President.

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He'd no doubt like to. But so did Brown and Wilson. And both of them failed pretty spectacularly in their various attempts.

Gov. Newsome has a few things that he needs to be wary of. The first is that Californians have expressed their annoyance if they decided that their current governor was merely using the office as a spring board to the White House. Pete Wilson found this out the hard way. The second is that he doesn't have anything yet that sets him apart form the previous governors... except power outages. Third is that while he may not be thinking about it, people will point to San Francisco's current state and say, "Yes, that's your fault."

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 03:05 PM (/sKj3)

314 Denver apparently just passed a law that will raise the minimum wage to $16 an hour in 2022.

Posted by: junior

Denver Post Jun 2022: "Unemployed Youth Street Gangs Become Newest Denver Problem!"

Posted by: Boswell at November 29, 2019 03:05 PM (32YRo)

315 All of Cali's problems could be resolved if they just passed a law forcing all residents to become vegan. Done and done!

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2019 03:05 PM (wo3c/)

316 And it takes a lot of what to grow rice?

But those ebil almonds.
Posted by: Arkansas at November 29, 2019 02:57 PM (M3a0a)


Rice is mostly grown in the Sacramento Valley, where water usually is not in such short supply. That's where most of the rivers of gold country drain.

It's important to bear in mind that California has a wide variety of climates. In the north there are massive forests. (Here's an example of the weather: https://tinyurl.com/wr9cvw7 - you probably didn't expect that, didja?)

In the south there are deserts. There are high mountain ranges running down the backbone of the state.

So it's a mistake to generalize about the climate and availability of water. The water shortages mainly affected SF and LA, and so was a big story, and the Central Valley got hosed because of idiotic policies.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (Ee+Sn)

317 > I read somewhere that the " Eskimo" groups were kept from moving south
because of the viciousness of Indian tribes blocking their way.

That's true.
Going from archeological evidence and native stories, the Cook Inlet Eskimos (the Anchorage area, roughly) were genocided to the last man, woman, and child by the local Denaina Indian tribes long before white people ever arrived in Alaska. The Eskimos managed to hold on to the Prince William Sound area (on the other side of a mountain range) but Cook Inlet and the Kenai Peninsula were pretty much 100% Indian when the whites first arrived.
Also, I've heard, but cannot confirm, that the Greenland Eskimos still have the word for "Indian" in their language, even though they haven't encountered any Indians in probably over a thousand years. They use it as a threat to scare misbehaving children.
Sort of like the way that mothers in the Middle East still use "Rik Malik" (King Richard) to scare their misbehaving children.
Richard Plantagenet and his Crusaders left an impression on the local populace, which is saying a lot considering how violent and bloodthirsty the locals are.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (oQp6r)

318 So have we done with all the post TG holiday back and forth insults yet?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2019 02:59 PM (WI7YS)

No. But I'll repost the Decorative Gourds Season link.

Please don't click Fen.

https://tinyurl.com/jf222x3

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (M3a0a)

319 All nutrition research and advice is horseshit.

Well the very basic outlines of common sense stuff is true. Eat in moderation. Get a variety of food. Don't take in more energy than you expend. Eat as little processed food as possible.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (KZzsI)

320
Trump is just a reprieve.
Posted by: Infidel


Just a speed bump in game of life.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (aKsyK)

321 @312 This is also the state that insisted it needed illegals for agriculture, then shut down agriculture to protect the delta smelt.

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I know that lettuce is still being grown here in California. Of course, the reason why I know it's still being grown here is the regular stream of e coli warnings about lettuce from various places within the state.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 03:07 PM (/sKj3)

322 Denver apparently just passed a law that will raise the minimum wage to $16 an hour in 2022.

Posted by: junior

Denver Post Jun 2022: "Unemployed Youth Street Gangs Become Newest Denver Problem!"
Posted by: Boswell at November 29, 2019 03:05 PM (32YRo)


Yeah, when we get done walling off the left coast, we're going to have to save some material for walling off Denver.

Maybe a crocodile moat.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 03:07 PM (hku12)

323 #304 the prog infestation in Portland is homegrown... mostly.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:07 PM (Gi44W)

324 Diablo Canyon is worn out. Containment vessel past design service life. Sitting on a earthquake fault zone.
Building a new nuke would be smart but they're not smart out here.
Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:04 PM (Gi44W)
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Between "Silent Spring" and "The China Syndrome," it's a wonder we still have food and lights in this state.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at November 29, 2019 03:08 PM (WEBkv)

325 know that lettuce is still being grown here in California. Of course, the reason why I know it's still being grown here is the regular stream of e coli warnings about lettuce from various places within the state.
Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 03:07 PM (/sKj3)

Romaine from Salinas.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 03:08 PM (7bcfy)

326 the prog infestation in Portland is homegrown... mostly.

Yeah but it was Californication of the school systems etc that made that happen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 03:08 PM (KZzsI)

327

Unauthorized immigrants make up 7 percent of California's total population.





So is theft now unauthorized shopping? How about murder? Unauthorized euthanasia?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2019 03:08 PM (a4xU3)

328 "All nutrition research and advice is horseshit. All. Of. It.

Book it." Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

well, there is some real science out there somewhere. Modern medicine has moved toward prescribing drugs for everything, but diabetes seems reversible via low carb diets, and many other benefits to leaving the standard American diet behind.


imo there is some real science, but keeping people on expensive pills has had an impact on what gets researched, and what standard practice allows. I can't believe all research is horse shit ... but certainly one should stick to double blind research with larger numbers in the studies.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (Cus5s)

329 Ar-15 not 25...

Posted by: Tex Nihilo at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (qRE7Z)

330 @316 It's important to bear in mind that California has a wide variety of climates.

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True. Pretty much every type of climate and terrain is found somewhere in California aside from tundra and rain forest. And chances are that there's an example of it within two hours of wherever you currently are in the state.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (/sKj3)

331 #322 maybe it's time for General McArthur's radioactive cobalt no man's land barrier.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (Gi44W)

332

So is theft now unauthorized shopping? How about murder? Unauthorized euthanasia?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 29, 2

I'm thinking there's a lot more illegals in California than 7 percent of the population.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (7bcfy)

333 > So is theft now unauthorized shopping? How about murder? Unauthorized euthanasia?

Rape could be unauthorized sex.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (oQp6r)

334 We failed. They took over.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Ditto Wa. and they've pretty much overrun Kootenai Co. Id. Sandpoint? fuggetabotit!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (LOq4H)

335 The water shortages mainly affected SF and LA, and so was a big story, and the Central Valley got hosed because of idiotic policies.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (Ee+Sn)

And the water from the Sacramento Valley flows where? No snark. I just don't understand.

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 03:11 PM (M3a0a)

336 Third is that while he may not be thinking about it, people will point to San Francisco's current state and say, "Yes, that's your fault."
Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 03:05 PM (/sKj3)


That's what appears to have nipped Eric Garcetti political career in the bud.

Nothing like presiding over vagrants, rats, and typhus to clobber your political aspirations.

Garcetti at one point made noises about running for the Dem nomination, but he did such a poor job as mayor of LA that that put "paid" to that idea.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 03:11 PM (Ee+Sn)

337 If you want to take back CA, you need to start by shutting down the state school system, the colleges especially.

Posted by: notsothoreau at November 29, 2019 03:11 PM (JKNZq)

338 333 > So is theft now unauthorized shopping? How about murder? Unauthorized euthanasia?

Rape could be unauthorized sex.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (oQp6r)

It's not rape as long as you say "surprise!"

Posted by: Insomniac at November 29, 2019 03:11 PM (NWiLs)

339 >> So is theft now unauthorized shopping? How about murder? Unauthorized euthanasia?

Rape could be unauthorized sex.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (oQp6r)


Article 134 of the UCMJ covers unauthorized anything. Even if it's authorized.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 29, 2019 03:12 PM (t+qrx)

340 Well the very basic outlines of common sense stuff is true. Eat in moderation. Get a variety of food. Don't take in more energy than you expend. Eat as little processed food as possible.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 03:06 PM (KZzsI)


Yeah. There's a guy who wrote a book to that effect:

https://tinyurl.com/tkj5e5q

Several books actually. That's the basic message though... eat stuff that's recognizable as food, mostly plants, not too much.

Pretty much everything else he has to say on the subject is just filler, but he's selling books, after all. A man's gotta eat.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 03:12 PM (hku12)

341 CaliGirl,
Is this the CaliGirl with the cat wheel?

Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2019 03:12 PM (UUBmN)

342 #332 20%of Failfornia's prison population is illegals...and it could be more. They refuse to audit voting rolls too.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:12 PM (Gi44W)

343 Yeah, I've pretty much stopped buying romaine lettuce in the store. It's a shame, because I prefer lettuce that has actual flavor.
I only eat the stuff I grow now. Really need to get that hydroponic setup going so I can have it in the winter, too.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 03:12 PM (oQp6r)

344 And for a little comic relief-

Key and Peele-Text message confusion

It probably relates to internet posting as well.

https://tinyurl.com/rhrb7sy

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2019 03:13 PM (WI7YS)

345 Romaine from Salinas.
Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 03:08 PM (7bcfy)


including in the mixed field greens

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at November 29, 2019 03:13 PM (vEIlU)

346 @335
And the water from the Sacramento Valley flows where? No snark. I just don't understand.

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Eventually to the Bay Area.

The important thing is that it doesn't go through the Central Valley.

Posted by: junior at November 29, 2019 03:13 PM (/sKj3)

347 341 CaliGirl,
Is this the CaliGirl with the cat wheel?
Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2019 03:1

Yes, I have the Bengal cat. I did have two.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 03:13 PM (7bcfy)

348 121 Illegals push the bottom citizens down and out. Duh.
_____________

We need more immigrants!

Nothing is wrong with CA, or this nation, that can't be solved by opening our borders and welcoming more immigrants!

Allowing 100,000 or so unskilled, uneducated, poor, non-English-speaking, non-vetted foreigners across our southern border every month is not enough! We clearly need more poor people coming here so they can take below-minimum-wage jobs in the chicken-plucking and hotel and restaurant industries, and then put their 6 kids, granny & grandpa, and assorted aunts and idiot cousins on food stamps and welfare and Medicaid and "free" schooling and all the rest of it!

American taxpayers just have too much money burning holes in their pockets! We need to raise taxes to provide more "public goods" for all the poor foreigners who want to come and live here in the land of Good 'N Plenty free shit! And no more walls, at least not for you deplorables! Me and Zuck have our walls, so our stuff will be safe from the invaders . . . er, immigrants. Sucks to be the rest of you, but that's the price you pay for fairness and progress!

Posted by: Bite-size billionaire Bloomberg at November 29, 2019 03:14 PM (k4dH2)

349 And the water from the Sacramento Valley flows where? No snark. I just don't understand.
Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 03:11 PM (M3a0a)


IIRC, further north, specifically the northern part of the Sierra Mountains. If you look at a map of California, you'll notice that a lot of the rivers in the north drain toward SF Bay:

https://tinyurl.com/huhqe9c

That entails going through the Sacramento Valley.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 03:15 PM (Ee+Sn)

350 So is theft now unauthorized shopping? How about murder? Unauthorized euthanasia?
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Rape could be unauthorized sex.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 29, 2019 03:10 PM (oQp6r)


Carlin, on the topic of soft language:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o25I2fzFGoY

Posted by: BurtTC at November 29, 2019 03:15 PM (hku12)

351 #337 state school system schlonging taxpayer 40%+ of state budget...much of the hidden pension shortfall is due to education deficit...they allow the schools to underground their pension obligations and spend the money on raises.

Much fun ensues down the road to perdition.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:17 PM (Gi44W)

352 Complain about the locust. Damn them! Leave MY state alone!! Damn!!
The local school systems turning out home grown locusts?
Crickets.

Posted by: Okay Now at November 29, 2019 03:17 PM (vqIkG)

353 >>>I know that lettuce is still being grown here in California. Of course,
the reason why I know it's still being grown here is the regular stream
of e coli warnings about lettuce from various places within the state<<<

Also,
Dept. of HomSec Michael Chertoff told us this is reason for allowing so
many migrant farm workers to roam across the border.

Posted by: Fritz at November 29, 2019 03:18 PM (wo3c/)

354 Gah, was just subjected to a Styer commercial.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 03:19 PM (O/X1S)

355 Bite Sized Billionaire? Good One.

Posted by: I'm stealing that at November 29, 2019 03:19 PM (vqIkG)

356 Lived near SF in the early 90s. (East Bay Grease!)

Could. Not. Wait. To. Leave.

It was never truly quiet-- always the sound of freeways rumbling in the background.

Didn't get all that dark at night-- light pollution everywhere, couldn't see the stars.

People were standoffish, unless they wanted something from you. Learned to never make eye contact-- as it was somehow seen as an 'opening' for the bums to approach!

Thugs walking the parking lots and neighborhoods, checking door handles/knobs for easy theft.

Everything was more expensive than anywhere else I've ever been, though pay wasn't enough to offset.

TL;DR-- Fcuk SF in particular.

Posted by: JQ at November 29, 2019 03:19 PM (gP/Z3)

357 This thing will correct itself. It will not be pretty when it finally cams over, but folks who can and will work, who have prepared, will be among the few who come out the other end.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 29, 2019 03:19 PM (LOq4H)

358

The HAGUE has Black Friday and the Hudsons Bay say it is no so POLAR BEARS.................

I'm here all week and their livers are delish. TIP ACE.

Posted by: saf at November 29, 2019 03:19 PM (5IHGB)

359

I prefer the term 'Spontaneous Intercourse.'

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at November 29, 2019 03:19 PM (qRE7Z)

360 @327
What's an unauthorized immigrant?

The only legal term is illegal immigrant.

Leftest pervert everything, even the language.

Posted by: Huxley's Eyeglass Emporium at November 29, 2019 03:20 PM (qNujn)

361 So is theft now unauthorized shopping?

You gotta love the especially Orwellian tyrannical flavor of that one. "Unauthorized" means you only shop because the state allows you to, normally. You're authorized to shop in other circumstances. Permitted, by the benevolent state.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 03:20 PM (KZzsI)

362 Cal Am water has received development permit on their desal plant in Sand City (Seaside) CA which is expected to cost $329 million or MORE.
However the Coastal Commision must decide whether to allow intake wells within the coastal zone. Opponents of the project expect water costs to DOUBLE.

Posted by: wth at November 29, 2019 03:20 PM (v0R5T)

363 CaliGirl,
You disappeared for a while there, Then I started to see your nic occasionally but there is someone else that posts with a similar nic so I wanted to be sure. How have you been?

Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2019 03:20 PM (UUBmN)

364 I read the thing about Jake Tapper in the sidebar, and I'm curious...I don't remember Obama ever visiting the troops. Did he?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 29, 2019 03:21 PM (l9m7l)

365 ou disappeared for a while there, Then I started to see your nic occasionally but there is someone else that posts with a similar nic so I wanted to be sure. How have you been?
Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2019 03:20 PM

I'm good, how are you doing? I lurk.

Posted by: CaliGirl at November 29, 2019 03:22 PM (7bcfy)

366 #349 out my East window is Lake Oroville. At 3.5 million acre feet it is the headwater of the state water project.

There is 400 straws in that pool.

Half the water is diverted to fish. They refuse to impound more water to make up for the heads fake of fish water diversion. They made that schiff up long after it was built.

Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:22 PM (Gi44W)

367 Nood.

Posted by: Deranged DM at November 29, 2019 03:22 PM (i6gNq)

368 The Placer County (CA) Sherriff's Office has a sense of humor. They used police dogs (with human voice overs) in a video to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving:

https://tinyurl.com/rgf6aqz

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 29, 2019 03:23 PM (WI7YS)

369 Hokies/Cavs are playing a hell of a game. 30-30, less than 2 minutes to go.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 29, 2019 03:23 PM (+QYmp)

370 I'm good, how are you doing? I lurk.
Posted by: CaliGirl
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I've been doing more lurking than posting too.

Posted by: lin-duh at November 29, 2019 03:23 PM (UUBmN)

371 UVA-VT game coming down to the wire, tied at 30 with 1:35 to go.
Also, nood.

Posted by: Bert G at November 29, 2019 03:24 PM (OMsf+)

372 Ok, now I'm confused. There is a story over at Insty which claims that both conservatives and liberals are sorting themselves geographically--conservatives moving to red areas and making them redder, while liberals move to blue areas and make them bluer. Had a neat little map showing how various counties have shifted in presidential elections since 2000 or so.

Now please bear with me here, this is absolutely NOT "concern trolling", it is an issue that has been bugging me for a long time. If the premise of the article is true, then why is it that in the conservative blogosphere all I ever see is ranting about red states being turned blue by locust invaders, but never the other way around? If all the movement is only and inevitably to the left then why should anyone of conservative bent from California, New York, Illinois, etc., bother moving to a more hospitable state if it's just going to be ruined anyway?

Posted by: Secret Square at November 29, 2019 03:24 PM (9WuX0)

373 I don't remember Obama ever visiting the troops. Did he?

Yeah, a couple times. They made sure to line up the few that liked him crowded around the camera so it looked like a bunch of guys.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 03:24 PM (KZzsI)

374 Half the water is diverted to fish. They refuse to impound more water to make up for the heads fake of fish water diversion. They made that schiff up long after it was built.
Posted by: torabora at November 29, 2019 03:22 PM (Gi44W)

I knew there was a catch.

Posted by: golfman at November 29, 2019 03:26 PM (M3a0a)

375 Re water policy, Newsom picks fish over farmers, but tries (unsuccessfully) to please the eco-nuts AND the farmers:

https://tinyurl.com/udfxe2c

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 03:27 PM (Ee+Sn)

376 Half the water is diverted to fish.

And the Reds say 80% of the water goes to agriculture, 20% to residences - but that's AFTER taking 50% right off the top for some goddamned guppies.

So the true figure is 40% of the water goes to agriculture, 10% to residences. So all of the hair on fire shit about residences having to cut water consumption by 10% amounted to ... you got it, 1% of the total water.

Pfft.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 03:31 PM (Ee+Sn)

377 86 Here is a totally unpredictable and unexpected result of the AG announcing that they will no longer prosecute shoplifting in California

https://youtu.be/b2tF_hB88MA
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 29, 2019 02:05 PM (KZzsI)

Jeez. Just jeez.

Posted by: m at November 29, 2019 03:32 PM (M5wRT)

378 Deplorable, that really pisses me off. Here in CO they are working on DM and fallowing to save water for the southern states.

Posted by: Infidel at November 29, 2019 03:32 PM (O/X1S)

379 Reagan didn't empty the institutions and put crazy people on our streets, a lefty SCOTUS did with a couple of rulings in the 70s.

Thent the left took things a step further and refused to commit people who SCOTUS said they could. Then they gave the free food, needles and drugs. The right said "You're going to wind up with a huge homelessness problem."

Lefty states now have a huge homeless problem....so of course they blame the eightm

Posted by: 29Victor at November 29, 2019 03:40 PM (BJKQV)

380 Whatever happens, however bad it gets, no matter the concatenation of bad results from liberal policies, one this is always certain: the unfailing, implacable refusal of liberals to take responsibility.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at November 29, 2019 03:51 PM (H8QX8)

381 My Mom offered to give me the family home when I retired from the Navy. I couldn't say no fast enough. I would never have been able to afford to live and support my family. I sit here enjoying the leftovers from the Thanksgiving feast and thank my lucky stars I had the foresight to pass on her offer. I still have to deal with the insanity emanating from my home state, but I at least have a chance out here.

Posted by: Vatertortuga at November 29, 2019 04:00 PM (jQiWk)

382 372 several times a year I travel to blues states for work, NY CAL., Or,Wa. absolutely beautiful places, but laws, taxes, prices are simply prohibitive.
Upstate NY, the entire west coast, the columbia river area in Wa. all are just too beautiful to describe with words.
But homeless problems, etc are as bad as described and definitely NOT understated.

Posted by: squid word at November 29, 2019 04:09 PM (Hw4bz)

383 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 29, 2019 01:56 PM (Ee+Sn)

Yep, I'm seeing more and more CA plates on the AZ streets and I just have to wonder how many of them are fleeing their own votes. We've even had politicians from CA run for local government positions after failing back in their home state (or maybe winning and bleeding their hometowns dry?). Damn carpetbaggers.

We've tried to find another place to move to get away from the left, but all our choices involve snow. That's something we don't want (it's cold enough without that stuff!). So, we're stuck watching the state get taken over by everyone who wants the "good" weather and "lower" taxes (as the taxes rise every year thanks to the implants and politicians who see citizens as nothing more than cash buckets ready to be emptied out).
Our county hides proposition voting dates and doesn't send out mail-in voting packets if the lefty running the Recorder's Office doesn't like what's being proposed (we accidentally came across the voting place on the day of the vote... still lost, of course - it's not like we were voting to stop government waste or anything....).
If it's a bond override continuance for local schools to keep spending money above budget? We get notices and early mail-in voting packets slanted towards the continuance.

Posted by: soulpile at November 29, 2019 05:41 PM (rwZk1)

384 The electricity is trickier, but there are two nuclear plants which could be restarted.

I do hope one of them isn't Rancho Seco.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 29, 2019 06:20 PM (xkSJa)

385 "22 I wonder if there is a way to reclaim California.

Posted by: Emmie at November 29, 2019 01:47 PM (87gB3)"
....
There are all sorts of ways that work. Not quite time for them yet.

Posted by: lurker (the other one, but spelled with a P) at November 29, 2019 07:25 PM (67XdO)

386 I like bad weather.

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