Dear Readers: Sorry for the silence of the Shrine that past 2 weeks. I had a wonderful birthday celebration in Vegas, supporting Obama’s least favorite city (MUT note – love this Las Vegas oddsmaker, who says Obama is going to be landlsided out of office). This was followed by a massive profit-center project that will be going on through next week. However, there are tons of news items to share, so I hope to spreading the love of capitalism and liberty a bit more regularly.
The highlight of my actual birthday was talking to two of my favorite men: Silvio Canto and Barry Jacobsen (fellow SLOB, Word Warrior). We had a wonderful discussion of the insanity in California, and Barry and I were able to let our fellow Americans learn about how the Golden State went from a haven to a liberal petri dish. (Click HERE to listen)!!!
I was able to bring Silvo and his friends in Texas the good news that California’s taxpayers are fighting back. We have gotten the following initiative on the November ballot: California Proposition 32, the “Paycheck Protection” Initiative (2012)
Proposition 32, the “Paycheck Protection” Initiative, is on the November 6, 2012 ballot in California as an initiated state statute.
If approved, Proposition 32 will:
- Prohibit the government from deducting union dues from government employee paychecks that will be used for political purposes.
- Ban contributions to candidate-controlled committees by corporations and labor unions.
- Ban contractors who receive government contracts from donating to the officeholder who awarded the contract.
As public employee unions unholy alliance with elite politicos have lead to legacy costs bankrupting our cities, this proposition has a whole lot fiscal goodness that my fellow Americans can help support: Click HERE to find out more and donate. This can help California as much as Proposition 13 once did.
EGYPT News: There has been an awesome discovery of an ancient Egyptian sarcophagus that is priceless, in terms of its artistic quality:
Also, there are renewed fears that some of the most famous of Egypt’s landmarks are going to be targeted for destruction by Islamic extremists: Calls to Destroy Egypt’s Great Pyramids Begin
Most recently, Bahrain’s “Sheikh of Sunni Sheikhs” and President of National Unity, Abd al-Latif al-Mahmoud, called on Egypt’s new president, Muhammad Morsi, to “destroy the Pyramids and accomplish what the Sahabi Amr bin al-As could not.”
This is a reference to the Muslim Prophet Muhammad’s companion, Amr bin al-As and his Arabian tribesmen, who invaded and conquered Egypt circa 641. Under al-As and subsequent Muslim rule, many Egyptian antiquities were destroyed as relics of infidelity. While most Western academics argue otherwise, according to early Muslim writers, the great Library of Alexandria itself—deemed a repository of pagan knowledge contradicting the Koran—was destroyed under bin al-As’s reign and in compliance with Caliph Omar’s command.
On the other hand, if NASA’s right, and the geomagnetic storm is strong to severe, Earth-orbiting satellites could get disoriented and the electrical grid, according to NOAA, could experience “widespread voltage control problems” among other issues. Aurora could be seen as far south as Alabama and northern California.
Other News to Note:
- Lonely Conservative has an amusing take on where Obama’s “Buck Stops” — or, as I like to refer to it, the “Audacity of Dope”.
- I have been discussing Children’s books recently (trying to find something for the Young Price to read after the “Hunger Games” trilogy, and Captain Capitalism comes through with a suggestion).
- Professor Jacobson (Legal Insurrection) met a commenter in LA — and I want to extend an invite for a meet-and-greet if he ever heads to San Diego. Nothing is more energizing than meeting one of your personal icons!
- Hot Air is covering an inspirational story about Alaska vs the EPA. Go Alaska!!!!
- Click HERE and HERE to catch Blog-father Instpundit’s links to interesting perspectives on the human condition.