Am I the only person who questions the logic of the following statement? “A VIBRANT LIBRARY SYSTEM WILL PLAY A VITAL ROLE IN THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF THE CITY.” Look, I get the whole literacy thing, believe me, I read incessantly. But I cannot even tell you the last time I was in a Public Library (I think it was 1978). I don’t know anybody who goes to the library to learn to read, nor anybody who uses the Public Library as their PRIMARY source of informational input. With the exception of Homeless people, who I am told are the primary reason most people do not go to the Library, who is actually using a City’s Public Library in a manner that will result in “economic recovery?” With the ubiquitous availability of internet access and reader apps and web sites, what exactly does a public library do that is a beneficial ROI (return on investment)? Once upon a time, sure. But today, what precisely does it do? I am sure that I will be labeled as “anti-library,” but that does not address my actual question – what specifically does a public library do that aids in the economic recovery of a city?
“A worrisome trend?” Remember how Pelosi et al got upset at the idea that businesses would stop providing insurance and dump their people onto Obamacare (he loves that name!)? How about the fact that now, Covered California, our version of Obamacare (he loves that name!) is an outright scam that is DUMPING PEOPLE ONTO MEDI-CAL? Rest assured that the “fix” for this will not be just going back to the way it way, it will be single payer, which was exactly the plan all along. They knew that this ACA would never work, and they wanted it to fail as well, so that they could “fix” it. How is this any different than Ron Calderon’s Water Board Scam?
I am not sure what to believe anymore. Congressman Luis Gutierrez keeps going on to any Talking Head that will have him and changing the number of undocumented illegal immigrants that President Obama is going to magically free with his pen and phone. Conventional wisdom says that if the President does this, it will guarantee a loss of the Senate in November, which is what I believe he wants anyway. Two years of “See, they won’t work with me” as he veto’s bill after bill “on behalf of the American People,” will play to the left base and grind away at the people who hate gridlock. But now, some are claiming that after a “bold” move by the President, the angered GOP, led by Talk Radio, WILL SHUT DOWN THE GOVERNMENT and thus save the Senate and some House seats for the Democrats. This is the point we have reached as a nation – no longer is the discussion “Is it beneficial to the nation and Constitutional?” Now it’s cold political calculations for hanging on to power.
As many have suspected all along, it seems that many more than just “some” of the ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CHILDREN ARE NOT CHILDREN after all.
What is it with Rappers and ISIL? The “American” who was killed this week, Douglas MacArthur McCain, whose parents were obviously fans of American military leaders, but failed to teach him to live up to his name, WENT FROM BEING A RAPPER to being a ISIL terrorist. In any case, he is now worm food.
Okay, so the “leaders” of California’s Higher Education System have a plan for dealing with the lack of BA degrees in the job market. Instead of the pretend necessity of a BA to do a job that requires intelligence and skill, but not an expensive college education, they have a plan to insure that you get a BA degree. The plan? Easy peasy, just HAVE COMMUNITY COLLEGES AND VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS hand out BA’s! That way they can still convince every kid in this State that if they don’t have a tax-payer funded outrageously expensive College experience, they cannot do anything in life.
The 2014 DBS Fantasy Football League has 14 confirmed teams for the season, which means that there is room for six more teams. If you want to play, eMail firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get you in. I am going to shut down the adds on Sunday night, so don’t wait.
When a story starts with a headline that reads: REVEALED: HOW FEAR OF BEING SEEN AS RACIST STOPPED SOCIAL WORKERS SAVING UP TO 1,400 CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL EXPLOITATION AT THE HANDS OF ASIAN MEN IN JUST ONE TOWN, you have certain expectations of the story, including “Asian” people to be involved. What you might forget, is that in some parts of the world, like England, “Asian” is a pretty broad term, and in this case includes men with names like “Hussein,” and “Razaq” which indicates that the REAL reason that the Social Workers were afraid had nothing to do with “racism,” it had to do with an institutional refusal to recognize the inherent and real evil that exists in so many PLRI communities. Do you think that there would have been any such “fear” if the abuses were at the hands of Christians or Jews, or even Yazidi’s? Of course not. This is just one more example of the kid glove treatment that the PLRI gets because of its insane lunacy of killing anybody who dares say anything about them that they perceive as negative. You can tell me abut “moderate” PLRI all you want, but the FACT is that the extreme elements run the religion and speak on its behalf, to the point where trained government social workers are more concerned about being “seen as racist” than they are about protecting children. It’s time to take the gloves off when it comes to dealing with the PLRI. If the “moderates” really want to run things then they will have no problem with the Western Alliances eradicating the “extremists,” in fact, they will help – IF they really believe that these people are evil.
We can start by destroying the ISIL.
Did you even know that the former (acting) head of the Department of Health and Human Services Cyber-Security Division had been arrested, let alone CONVICTED ON CHILD PORNOGRAPHY charges? That’s right. The guy in charge of computer security for the people who are in charge of protecting children was convicted of “engaging in a child exploitation enterprise, conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography, and accessing a computer with intent to view child pornography.” He even offered to meet in person with other sicko’s to “engage in their fantasy to violently rape and murder children.” That was one hell of a background check there, huh? Given that Child porno freaks are almost never caught the first time or even any of the first 100 times they engage in the act, how likely is it that the (acting) Director of Cyber-security for HHS was engaging in this behavior WHILE HE WAS ON THE JOB? As of right now, it is “unclear” how much of his employment time overlapped his membership in an online Child Porn ring.
This picture is why I like reading Jeff Jardine’s columns in the Modesto Bee. The picture is of the Eagle Shawmut mine (gold, silver and copper), taken in the early 1900’s. You can still see it today, especially as the drought LOWERS THE LEVEL OF LAKE DON PEDRO. The mine was closed in the 1940’s and submerged in 1971 when the New Don Pedro dam was completed. It is fascinating to see the things we submerged in our quest to store water. All in all though, I’d prefer it still be underwater and not having a drought. (By the by, Adam Blauert has an EQUALLY GOOD ARTICLE on the mine from the Merced Sun Star)
Now that the Legislative Democrats have refused to take any action to protect Californians from the direct effects of their own bad law (AB32), shouldn’t the GOP AND KASHKARI ATTACK THEM ON THE GAS TAX? Yet another actual “issue” on which Kashkari could be attacking Brown instead of making slick and useless pretend-to-be-homeless videos that appeal to nobody and address no issues (I know, he claims it was about jobs. Did anybody get that out of it? Nope). The Democrat majority, led by Jerry Brown are outright lying about the recovery, and leading this State down the primrose path of financial ruin. Instead of attacks on those lines, we get Doritos style ad campaigns and I’m Homeless videos.
Just in case you were worried about all that “missing heat” that was supposed to have been heating up the Earth the last 15 years that here has been no warming, don’t concern yourself. IT HAS BEEN FOUND HIDING IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN. Or at least some Scientists think that’s where it all went.