Thought Of The Day. August 25, 2016

Instead of posting status updates on Facebook, I am now posting each apothegm, thought, observation, and witticism, here, as a Thought Of The Day. Status updates on Facebook disappear into the ether and cannot be relocated by readers. Before you leave, please take a moment to follow this blog by clicking on Follow in the…

How Reagan Crushed Gun Rights in California

California was an open carry state until Ronald Reagan was governor. Gun nuts and Republicans lionize Reagan as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms. Most, however, either do not remember Reagan or are very hazy on their history. Ronald Reagan banned open carry…

Hillary to Progressives: Fuck You!

Debbie Wasserman Schultz was not the problem with the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton was. Throwing her under the bus doesn’t change a thing. The Democratic party is corrupt, and that corruption comes from Hillary Clinton and her Wall Street acolytes. As the leaked DNC emails prove, the party machine stole the nomination from Bernie…

Howard Jarvis and Me

I met Howard Jarvis for the first time in 1976. He had tried to qualify a real estate tax limitation initiative constitutional amendment to the California ballot. He had failed to gain enough signatures to qualify. Jarvis was generally perceived as a political gadfly. He was a frequent attendee of Los Angeles City Council meetings…

Does Anyone Remember the Laffer Curve?

from Wikipedia In economics, the Laffer curve is a representation of the relationship between rates of taxation and the resulting levels of government revenue. The Laffer curve claims to illustrate the concept of taxable income elasticity—i.e., taxable income will change in response to changes in the rate of taxation. It postulates that no tax revenue will…

Bernie’s Revolution will Gain More Traction under President Trump than under President Hillary

We Berners all want the same thing. We want to see Bernie Sanders as president. Whether that will happen depends on how well he does in the remaining primaries leading up to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia. And whether the ongoing federal investigations into Hillary materialize into charges or recommendations for prosecution of Hillary or…

Shoot Slaughterhouse Owners!

Toward Meaningful Direct Action: A Blueprint for Vigilantism Direct action by animal liberationists and animal rights activists has been sporadic, unfocused, and ineffective. We have played the game within the system. We have abjured violence, We have only targeted property. We have failed. Most animals we free are quickly re-captured by their tormentors. Property we…