Is unnecessarily insulting to third-world, banana republics everywhere!!!
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Now onto the analysis:
It seems when Obama came into office, many city workers in the blue enclave of Los Angeles thought that it meant free gas, as Obama would pay for it. They got their gas, but it was not “free” (it was worth $7 million) and Obama didn’t pay for it (Los Angeles tax-payers did). Via Channel 7 ABC in Los Angeles: $7M worth of LA city fuel unaccounted for
The city of Los Angeles is having trouble explaining millions of dollars of missing gasoline and other fuels.
“What I uncovered is startling. We found millions of dollars of unexplained high-risk fuel transactions by city departments,” said City Controller Wendy Greuel.
Greuel released the results of an audit on the city’s fuel use Thursday. She said that some of the missing gasoline may have been used for personal vehicles. The audit showed that millions of gallons of fuel were pumped without any record of where it went, according to the audit.
Of course, this Banana Republic insanity is not confined to the LA Basin: Feinstein Ends Truce, Restarts Water Wars
California’s water wars are back. U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., sent a letter to the Association of California Water Agencies late Tuesday March 27 again pitting North against South.
The letter stated Feinstein was no longer entertaining compromise legislation on House Resolution H.R. 1837, the San Joaquin Valley Water Reliability Act, sponsored by Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Clovis. HR 1837 would have repealed Feinstein’s three-year-old H.R. 146, the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (formerly called the San Joaquin River Restoration Settlement Act of 2009).
The reason for this action: Feinstein is running for reelection in November and doesn’t want taint her eco-activist credentials in the eyes of her environmentalist political base. Which is rather shocking, because the powers that be seem all aces with the eco-devastation that will be wrought with the Bullet Train. I am still wondering how the greenies can justify the ecological impact of a major transit system — especially since it goes to that den of capitalist inequity — Las Vegas.
I only wish that what goes to Vegas actually stayed in Vegas, but I digress.
But, alas, it seems some tax-payer oriented groups may be to the rescue in the fight to stop this toxic train: Bullet train derailed? Path to demise looking clear! Woo. Hoo.
Monday’s L.A. Times story with this headline — “Bid to appease bullet train critics may violate law” — and this subhead — “Revisions are in conflict with the ballot measure approved by voters and may go against the Obama administration’s plans. Gov. Jerry Brown backs the changes but admits potential legal problems” escaped my notice for a day. But it’s epochal: It points out the clear path to the bullet train’s demise. Sharp attorneys hired by well-heeled opponents of the project — whether they are cities in the Silicon Valley, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association or Central Valley agribusiness, or all three in tandem — are going to kill this dead in court, using the incredibly specific provisions in Proposition 1A exactly as they were intended: to prevent a boondoggle. Hip hip hooray!
It’s official: GREEN LOGIC IS AN OXYMORON!!!!!!!!
This gem from the Other McCain:
About Kinde Durkee, a once a trusted treasurer to dozens of California Democrats, who is guilty of biggest campaign embezzlement case ever to hit U.S. politics.
That pretty much round’s out California’s Banana Republic status quite nicely.
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