President “I Didn’t Say That…”
California Supreme Court Justice Marvin Baxter announced this week that he will retire at the end of his tem in January. While it would be be a stretch to label any California Justice as “Conservative,” it is also true that Justice Baxter was rated as 0.48 on the Stanford Ideology Scale, while the average for all the Justices was a -.32, meaning that Justice Baxter was well to the right of his colleagues. when he steps down, the new Justice will be appointed rather quickly, I would think. But he or she will not face the voters until the next General election. So it will be2016 before we get our say on the new Justice. It is doubtful that Governor Brown will appoint an equally un-liberal leaning Justice to the Bench, which means that when We the People are asked to confirm he new Justice (presumably in November of 2016), we will need to be alert. Obviously I’ll more more to say about this in January of next year.
The State of Texas seems determined to “one up” California in pretty much everything. Ever since Vince Young and the Longhorns downed USC in one of the greatest NCAA Football games – and the only legitimate BCS Championship game ever – it seems like Texas has continued to beat down California at everything and anything. Including it now seems, High Speed Rail. Texas has announced that it is planning to build HSR. But unlike California, the TEXAS one will (a) actually be built and (b) be PAID FOR BY PRIVATE INVESTMENT.
There’s not real surprise that President “I Didn’t Say That” Obama can’t seem to get his story straight ON TROOP WITHDRAWALS FROM IRAQ. Now he didn’t say that he didn’t that it was his idea. This actually makes my meter swing back towards “Incompetence” as the explanation for all these f’ups. Seriously, there’s no way that the President and his Campaign, with all their social media and interwebs savvy, don’t know that there are recordings and videos of what he has said before. So why lie? And when the Media – in this case the Washington Post – notices the stupid lie, what does it say about the Administration?
San Joaquin County might be in the “exceptional” category when it comes to the drought, but it is “below average” it comes to FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE COUNTY. Only 3.4% of the jobs in SJ County are “foreign owned,” but am not at all clear on why being below average (5%) is a bad thing?
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Posted on June 20, 2014, in News & Notes and tagged California Supreme Court, Constitution Thursday, High Speed Rail, Iraq, Justice Marvin Baxter, Obama, San Joaquin County, Texas. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.