Sunday, May 01, 2016
Only one proposition this time. November: condoms in porn. Try not to think of it as a metaphor.
Raises suspension from majority to 2/3.
As is so often the case with California ballot propositions, a populist provision – depriving suspended legislators of their pay – is included as cover for something else - raising the threshold for suspension from a majority vote of the Legislature to 2/3. As it happens, I’m actually less happy with the pay bit than the 2/3: it should be hard to override an election. But those who have only been accused of something should not be deprived of the pay they may need to support themselves while preparing their defense during what may be a prolonged process. You can imagine a legislator accused falsely or accused with political motives having to resign so they can get a job to pay the mortgage. Suspension can be before a conviction in a court of law because it’s about protecting the political process from corruption and from legislators who associate with people called “Shrimp Boy.”
But “innocent until proven guilty” means no financial punishment until proven guilty.
So NO on 50.
Let’s turn to the candidate statements, which people running for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat paid $25 a word to have printed.
Akinyemi Olabode Agbede (motto: Say My Name Three Times Fast). Okay, that’s not his motto. His real motto, complete with escalating exclamation points, seems to be “Rescue America! Rescue America!! Rescue America!!! Californian!”
One Republican’s statement consists only of a website address and the words “Constitutionalist. Americanism.” His name, naturally enough, is Jerry J. Laws.
Ling Ling Shi’s statement, verbatim: “Run for God's Heart and America's Freedom, challenge 10 giant chaos in economy and
Paul Merritt, who did not check his statement for spelling or grammar, says “Elect the person, not the Party-in-power's” and supports a “boarder security fence.”
The alliterative Massie Munroe says “Through my national and international research and political activism, I identified ‘mind control slavery’ by satellite energy technology weapons and social engineering programs that have been in continual development for the past 50 years and facilitated their ‘declassification’. As a result, I came under heavy
sanctions that are ongoing.” She’s a Bernie supporter.
President Cristina Grappo is a candidate shrouded in mystery – is President her first name, is she president of something? We may never know. “My education & expertise merits this prolific occupation in order to represent California, as United Senator.” “I am mainstream Facebook in social media!”
Herbert G. Peters proclaims himself an Andrew Jackson Democrat. No one seems to be a Harriet Tubman Democrat. He also supports Manifest Destiny. And ending welfare.
Von Hougo wants to put every single bill online for Californians to vote on, which will determine how he votes in the Senate.
Jason Hanania’s statement is simply “01100101.” Which is the letter e in binary.
In summary, rescue America, challenge 10 giant chaos, fight mind control slavery, be mainstream Facebook in social media and vote on June 7th. Or is that what they want you to do?
Posted by WIIIAI at 5/01/2016 12:32:00 PM