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Old 07-15-2008, 08:42 PM   #1
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Why California Sucks Ass!!!

God the list is so long I don't want to waste UT's bandwidth.


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Old 07-15-2008, 08:44 PM   #2
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Old 07-15-2008, 08:53 PM   #3
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:03 PM   #4
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tell me again why sucking ass is bad?
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:57 PM   #5
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:00 PM   #6
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I've never gotten into the whole California-worship thing. Whenever I've visited (San Diego, Oakland/Berkeley, and Monterey), I thought it was nice, but in a Stepford, plastic kind of way. I've always been happy to return to my native east coast.

Though I have to admit, sometimes when I'm lying awake at 3AM, I do wonder if I should have gone to Cal tech and tried to get a foot in at the JPL.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:53 PM   #7
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:58 PM   #8
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That's just sick.

However, not all of California sucks. The further North of Sacramento you go, the better it gets. Well, the parts that aren't on fire, anyway.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:00 AM   #9
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:00 AM   #10
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Why California Sucks Ass!!!

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ad infinitum

The Socialist Republik of Kalifornistan does your thinking for you.
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Old 07-16-2008, 12:26 AM   #11
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Old 07-16-2008, 09:50 AM   #12
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The Socialist Republik of Kalifornistan does your thinking for you.
OK, I have to play devil's advocate here. There is no state in the country where it's as easy as it is in California to change the law via direct ballot action. Yet you suggest that the government is an independent entity that thinks for the citizens. What's the deal?
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Old 07-16-2008, 01:59 PM   #13
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OK! The land of fruits and nuts!!
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:01 PM   #14
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don't forget the far left field libertarians who are subconsciously into the blue state mentality.
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Old 07-16-2008, 02:22 PM   #15
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OK, I have to play devil's advocate here. There is no state in the country where it's as easy as it is in California to change the law via direct ballot action. Yet you suggest that the government is an independent entity that thinks for the citizens. What's the deal?
The deal is that the system is dysfunctional, if not broken.

There's a reason we have elected representatives. Professionals, or semi-pro, to do the work of legislation. When (seemingly) every law is challenged by a ballot proposition, what's the point of having a government that makes laws?

There have been some spectacular failures of successful ballot initiatives. Prop 13 comes to mind. The unintended consequences of that well intentioned measure were devastating to the public schools. There were other tax funded organizations that suffered greatly.

My point is that it is easy, too easy, to write a thunderously pandering proposition, gather the signatures and votes, without adequate regard to overall effect.

Additionally, we had these things on the ballot ALL THE DAMN TIME. I don't want to be a legislator. I "hired" someone to do that for me, and my neighbors. I don't want to walk around behind him, redoing all his work.
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