Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Show's Over

Updated 11/9/16 - 100 Percent Results In, Only Two Errors, Prop. 65 and Measure L (San Bernardino)

Another election has come and gone, and I'm sure we're all so thrilled about how it turned out [expletive deleted].

As you know, in a surprise upset, the lesser of two evils (Trump) has won.  I was sure Shrillary would squeak by as winner.  This is bigger than the "Dewey Defeats Truman" upset
of 1948.  For any dummies out there, Truman (pictured) won.  The Chicago Tribune jumped the gun in announcing the winner - or is it wiener?  Either is appropriate.


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Anyway, here in California - as in many states - there were a ton of other things on the ballot.  Here's how it went in California.
United States Senator

Replacing Jewess Barbara Levi Boxer who finally retired after some 25 horrible years in office is former Attorney General Of California, Black politician Kamala Harris.

Comment:

She was personally vetted and endorsed by King Obama himself so I guess we know what we can expect from her.  We're screwed.

United States Representative District 31 (my district)

Incumbent Pete Aguilar.

Aguilar has been reelected. 

Comment:

As this district is about 70 percent Mestizo, it was a given that he would win.  Mestizos always vote for their own, yet call Whites racist when we do the same.  I guess they think that what's good for the goose is not good for the gander.  Republicans around here call Aguilar Agu-liar.  When he was running the first time, he promised to look after the interests of ALL of his constituents.  After he won he said he couldn't possibly satisfy everyone, and the best way is to concentrate on the needs of the majority.  Around here that means Mexicans.  Funny, when his White predecessor Gary Miller said the same thing, the Latin community called him a racist.  Is this a pattern I see?

California State Assembly District 47

Eloise Reyes.

Comment:

Read the comment for Aguilar and substitute her name for his.

Propositions

Prop. 51

School Bonds.

Passed.

Comment:

It could raise taxes a bit, but our school system is one of the worst in the country so anything is an improvement.  Probably a good thing.

Prop. 52 - Extends indefinitely fees imposed on hospitals to fund Medicaid.

Passed.

Comment:

Sounds good to me.  However, it does cause hospitals to charge more for services and they cost too much already.  It's kind of a damned if you do, damned if you don't thing.

Prop. 53 - Requires voter approval before the state can issue or sell any state bonds.

Passed.

Comment:  

I say good.  It's about time the voters get more say in how the state deals with our finances.

Prop. 54 - Requires the state legislature to publish on the internet any new bill 72 hours before it is voted on.

Passed.

Comment:

This gives the people a chance to voice any objections to a new bill.  All too often bills are passed and the public didn't even know they existed, much less what they were about.

Prop. 55 - Extends tax extensions by 12 years on income over $250,000 for education.

Passed.

Comment:

Anything that makes high earners pay their fair share is good in my book.

Prop. 56 - Two dollar a pack cigarette tax.

Passed.

Comment:



Outrageously unfair.  Making smokers foot the bill to help prop up the failing Obamacare system.  I'm pissed.  Well, I'll buy my smokes on the internet and pay no taxes at all.  So there, California.  I'll find some good sites and post them for our California comrades who smoke.


Prop. 57 - Criminal Sentencing alterations making it easier for non-violent criminals to get early release.

Passed.

Comment:

A crook is a crook.  Many non-violent offenders re-commit again and again.  There is a term for that:  Societal nuisance.  Whether they are violent or not, repeat offenders are a nuisance and belong behind bars.  Although it might be more appropriate to house non-violent offenders away from the violent ones.

Prop. 58 -Multilingual education.  This would provide foreign students instruction in their native language.  Officially designed to require students to learn English.

Passed.

Comment:



This one is a bad idea.  One hour instruction in English is insufficient.  These students speak their native language at home, with friends, and they will now in the classroom.  You cannot learn a new language unless you actually use it.  When will these kids actually use English?  One hour a day is not enough.  Figures it would pass with a 65 percent Mestizo population.  


Prop. 59 - Authorizes elected officials to propose and ratify a constitutional amendment overturning the Citizen's United decision granting corporations legal "personhood".

Comment:

Allowing corporations to be considered legal persons is a device used by Judeo-Capitalists to give their corporations the same rights as a human being.  The sooner this is overturned the better.  I'm all for this one.

Prop. 60 - Requires adult film performers to wear condoms.

Failed.

Comment:

No opinion.  However, I'm sure most porno fans don't want to see condoms.

Prop. 61 - Prohibits the state from buying prescription drugs at a rate greater than paid for by the federal government.

Passed.

Comment:


This would reduce the opportunity for drug companies to bribe state officials into paying unfair prices for prescription drugs and passing the cost onto medicaid recipients in the form of co-pays.  Sounds good to me.


Prop. 62 - Would repeal the death penalty.

Failed.

Comment:



NO FREAKING WAY!  We should show murderers the same mercy they showed their victims.  Besides, I think it's kinder to execute a murderer than force him to live in a cage for life.  After all, what kind of a life is that?  Even though California is the most liberal state in the country, they are tired of being killed by people who aren't getting what they deserve.  Someone once said a liberal is only a conservative who hasn't been mugged yet.


Prop. 63 -  Prohibits the possession of large capacity magazines.

Passed.

Comment:



Probably not a good idea.  If people want large capacity magazines they will get them anyway.  The Black Market is open for business 24/7.  But it did pass. Typical liberal California.


Prop. 64 - Legalization of recreational marijuana.

PASSED

Comment:

Why the hell not?  People are going to use it anyway.  By legalizing it, we can raise some revenue by taxing it, and therefore cigarette smokers won't have to foot the bill for this sort of thing as much.

Prop. 65 - Redirects taxes on purchases of carry out grocery bags to environmental programs.

Failed.

Comment:

Good idea.


Prop. 66 - Changes appeals from the death penalty from appellant court to superior court.

Passed.

Comment:

No opinion.  Probably won't do any harm.

Prop. 67 - Overturns all plastic grocery store bags bans.

Passed.

Comment:

I use grocery bags as trash bags.  I really hate the idea of having to buy trash bags.  I'm cheap.  As it passed, it seems people like plastic bags.


Measure L - Should San Bernardino adopt a new charter?

Passed.

Comment:  

No way.  The new charter would allow the city to eliminate the police department and hire the county sheriff.  This would save the city itself money, but the tax payers would have to pay the bill for the sheriff.  It would also allow the city to privatize ambulance service saving the city money, but resulting in higher bills for patients.

Measure N - Legalizes Medical Marijuana within the city limits.

Passed.

Comment:

I assume this was drafted in case Prop. 64 failed to pass.

Measure O - San Bernardino will have it's own regulations for medical marijuana if Prop. 64 fails.

Passed.

Comment:

No opinion.

Measure P - San Bernardino will have it's own regulations for recreational marijuana if Prop. 64 passes.

Passed.

Comment:

No opinion.

DISCLAIMER:   Only about 90 percent of the votes were in at the time of this posting.  In some of the closer races it could change by tomorrow.  Any necessary corrections will be posted when the final results are in.

2 comments:

  1. Good stuff yet again there! on the smokes tho, do what i do, break and buy a rolling machine, with a handle on it, several boxes of tubes and roll your own1 it cost me around 30$ a month for over two and a half cartoons of smokes a month, just a thought !

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    1. It is an option. However I'd still be paying an unfair tax. Buying on the internet circumvents their rip off taxes.

      Dan 88!

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