Dear Readers: A few random notes and links to share with you this morning. I was on my way out this morning, after the Young Prince and I made my beloved husband breakfast-in-bed. I mentioned to Horemheb that I was going to leave the computer behind today (the fencing site has WiFi, and many parents use the time to bust out work). Shockingly, Horemheb said that I should blog this morning, as my schedule has been so crazy, I might not get another chance this week. I had to agree.
I wanted to let you all in on a conversation I had with friend and Tea Party co-founder, Sarah Bond from the SoCal Tax Revolt Coalition. She was wondering about a decision she made regarding an event, and I told her: TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. I KNOW I TRUST THEM!
One of the reasons so many Tea Party groups are spear-headed by women, I think, is the power of feminine intuition. We intuit that trying to solve a debt crisis by adding more debt is not sensible. We deeply understand this action can harm our children and theirs. We also recognize, especially after 2 years of events, on where energies are best spent.
As Sarah notes: In California, it is elections and their results that will ultimately have impact in this state. This is where our resources need to go.
Two items, then, to mention: THE SAN DIEGO TAX DAY TEA PARTY!!!!!!
No speakers, this is just a good old fashioned sidewalk rally @ the Midway Post Office:
MONDAY, APRIL 18, YES IT’S THE EIGHTEENTH…tax day has been extended this year
P.O. SAN DIEGO
2535 Midway Dr.
San Diego CA 92110
And the next event: NOV. 8, 2011 — The next big election, in which we anticipate California’s citizens will be asked to approve tax raises to preserve the lavish benefits, platinum pensions, and full employment of public employee unions and to further service their politically connected leaders.
To quote my idol, Elizabeth Taylor, from Butterfield 8: NO SALE.
Richard Rider, one of my personal heroes, taught be that one of the key reasons for California’s political woes was the undoing of the Gann Amendment — which has allowed unions leaders to work sweet deals off the backs of taxpayers since that time. Cal Watchdog notes: Restored Gann Limit Would Balance Budget:
Fundamentally, what the Gann Limit did was to allow spending to grow only as fast as it could be supported by the underlying tax base. Other states don’t need a Gann Limit because their governments are more prudent. The California government’s historical imprudence, as shown by the above brief fiscal history of the past two decades, can only be restrained by statute.
Getting this restored would be a great place to focus sensible energies. At least, this woman thinks so.
Now, my instincts are to share a good joke, especially after some scary news I read today. This gem was sent to me by Horemheb:
Obama goes on a State visit to Israel . While he is on a tour of Jerusalem , he has a fatal heart attack.
The undertaker tells the US diplomats: “You can have him shipped home for $1 million or you can bury him here in the Holy Land for $100.”
The US diplomats go into a huddle and come back to the undertaker and tell him they still want Obama flown home.
The undertaker is puzzled and asks: “Why would you spend $1 million to get him home when it would be wonderful to be buried here in this religious country and you would only spend $100?”
One diplomat replied: “More than 2000 years ago a man died here, was buried here, and just 3 days later he rose from the dead. We simply can’t take that risk.“
SLOB News: Speaking of gems, the San Diego Local Order of Bloggers have posted quite a few this week –
- W.C. Varones: Inside Job ; Beers with Demo has a related state-version analysis.
- Left Coat Rebel opines on the Obamism-of-the-week: Kinetic Military Action!
- B-daddy has a review of where we stand at implementing some sensible change: Freedom Coalition Update – 2011
- Shane Atwell continues with his wonderful Regulations Watch series.
Finally, some great posts from other savvy females — Lorraine Yapps Cohen, and her analysis of a speech from the head of Carl’s Jr. explaining why he is moving the company headquarters out of California to Texas. If our representatives truly loved this state, and cared for all their constituents’ prosperity, they would read and heed her words.
Kimberly Dvorak has a piece that highlights one of the reasons contributing to this state’s total financial disaster: Santa Barbara loans $4.4 million to employees to buy homes