These silly things never make it through Round One, but every few years somebody else comes up with this great idea.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Supporters of one long-shot bid to make California an independent nation ended their effort on Monday, while another group said it will launch a new campaign for a statewide vote next year.
It certainly didn't help that the president of "Yes California" actually lives in Russia, has a Russian wife, and has made it clear that he despises America. Taken together, it sort of puts a damper on the whole secession campaign. So he's out, the California Nationhood measure has been withdrawn, and supporters of secession are trying to regroup.
This comes as no surprise, though it does disappoint those of us who really wouldn't mind seeing most of western California go away. Especially Hollywood.
Initially, he wanted to modify the 25th Amendment, but even he soon realized that wasn't going to go anywhere, so he's trying adifferent approach that also won't go anywhere:
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) filed the bill during the House's two-week April recess to empower former presidents and vice presidents of both parties, in coordination with the sitting vice president, to determine if a president is fit for office.
Blue's very concerned about Trump's psychological health, it seems. On the one hand, yes, Trump does some pretty strange things; it's a pretty safe bet, however, that Manure would have no such concerns had the harridan been elected.
That seems to be the message being peddled at our institutions of higher vegetation these days:
Several black activists at Pomona College, associated with the Claremont Colleges, have sent a letter to the college president asking administrators to "take action" against conservative journalists from the student publication The Claremont Independent.
The president, David Oxtoby, posted an email defending the right of Black Lives Matter critic Heather Mac Donald to speak. Mac Donald was physically threatened and forced to cancel a lecture at Claremont following protests against her appearance.
The activists claim that "free speech" is incompatible with "truth" and therefore should not be protected.
Free speech is, to the extent that it fails to comport with their version of "truth" in which an "interlocking system of dominance" creates "lethal conditions under which oppressed people are forced to live", a menace to their idiotic beliefs. Welcome to today's world of higher vegetation.
"Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine" is just another east-coast-based bunch of professional litigants, and their latest target is the Poway and Los Angeles unified school districts. The reason? The schools are offering bacon, sausage, and baloney as food options for the chillin two or three times a week.
“Scientifically, there is no argument. Everybody knows we shouldn’t be serving this stuff to children,” Dr. Neal Barnard said.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that Dr. Barnard "said the goal is to remove all processed meats even if districts are doing a decent job offering a variety of choices for students."
Hey, Barney - try this on: you and your family eat what you think is good, I and my family eat what we think is good, and we all keep our noses out of each others' business. Why, that approach would even save the taxpayers who fund the schools money that might be used to buy a few basketballs rather than wasting it on litigation. Too easy, though, isn't it?
By the way, Barn - soy's got to be out, and for a couple of reasons: most of the soy grown in the USA is a dreaded GMO product. Soy is a huge source of estrogen; breast cancer is enough of a risk considering the body's own sources of estrogen. So maybe your idea of "replacing processed foods like bacon" with soy isn't such a good idea for young girls, eh? Oh, and you seem to have a bit of difficulty with classification, there, Barn - bacon isn't "processed"; it's cured pork belly. Sausage isn't processed, either - it's ground pork that's seasoned and in some cases cured.
And don't forget, "doctor" - sue grill manufacturers!
Say...aren't we supposed to be keeping religion out of schools (except for Muslims)?
If you eat a couple of strips of bacon a day, the odds of your becoming a suicide bomber drop to zero.
Thousands turned out across the country on Saturday, "marching" and demanding that Trump make public his tax returns. Oddly, they didn't turn out to demand that Barry Soetero release his academic records during the eight years that he was in orifice, but I guess that's different. To me, the bottom line is that these current "demonstrations" are clearly orchestrated, which means that someone is paying a good deal of cash to ensure that these events happen; there's nothing "spontaneous" about them. Now, I wonder who could be behind all of this?
Donald Trump Jr. posted a photo of himself wearing a green T-shirt with the words "very fake news" printed on it. That "triggered" the Leftists - as though there's anything that would not set them off. "Rosie" O'Donnell was the first to melt down over it, and it must be admitted that's a lot of lard to get rid of.
Taking to Twitter, she posted:
you are going to jail - along with daddy and ur baby bro - like the madoff family - disaster awaits ... #TREASON
To which one guy replied: and you're obviously going to the all you can eat line again.
The state has agreed to pay $1.3 million to one of the architects of the Cover Oregon website disaster to head off a threatened wrongful termination lawsuit. Carolyn Lawson contends she was made a scapegoat for the failure of the state and its contractors to construct a working health care exchange website.
Carol quit rather than face being fired, so she wasn't terminated; she quit on her own. Now she can't find work in IT, which should come as no surprise, because in general, IT people want talent - and she doesn't have any. But rather than litigate, the state of Oregon (in its infinite wisdom) decided to just cut her a $1.3 million check to go away. She's clearly incompetent, and this is a case that the state could easily have won. Pure (expensive) idiocy.
Three days ago, The Oregonian published a lengthy and heartrending story about the tribulations of the illegal aliens in the little town of Woodburn, Oregon, where more than a quarter of the 25,000 residents are here illegally. Unsurprisingly, while the story plays well here in the Portland area, where Trump is largely hated while Clinton is revered, others have a less sympathetic view of the tale.
And speaking of Pantsuit, now that she's lost the election, she's suddenly "free to speak her mind" - as though she somehow never had that freedom before now. And she's talking about her loss, blaming it on American misogyny, the Russians, Wikileaks, James Comey, and in short, everything and everyone but herself. It doesn't seem to occur to her that we've been hearing her lie for three decades; she can't recall this, she can't recall that, Benghazi happened because of an obscure YouTube video, the "vast, right-wing conspiracy" and so much more. Her often-described temper tantrums, involving throwing things and berating others when things didn't go the way she hoped certainly didn't help, either. No, Mrs. Clinton, you lost because of who and what you are - not because of the Russians or American misogyny.
A 60 year-old, 16-inch cast iron water main broke in downtown Portland this morning, flooding streets and shutting down access to the Hawthorne Bridge in both directions. But:
Activists have pressured Portland’s City Council for months to get rid of its investment in heavy-equipment manufacturer Caterpillar, whose products are used in farming and construction projects all over the world.
Obviously, then, it would be unthinkable for the "ethical investors" at City Haul to now bring in Caterpillar machines to fix the problems and repair the streets.
The folks at City Haul also spend a lot of time fretting about the homeless problem and the lack of affordable housing. So let's take a look at how the Council's unanimous decision plays into those little issues:
City Treasurer Jennifer Cooperman told The (Portland) Oregonian the city has $539 million invested in businesses this year and that the switch to non-corporate investments will cost the city at least $4.5 million this year and more next year.
Mayor Ted Wheeler, the grown-up in the room, said the lost income from this bizarre plan is the equivalent of 400 units of affordable housing, but to no avail. In the end, he caved and made it a unanimous vote.