October 20, 2008

Voter Guide Time

Good God 12 propositions. Good thing you have me to read this crap. Here we go.

Oh and the numbers have reset again. Back to one.

Prop 1 High Speed Rail Bond. SUPERTRAIN! This is your chance to bring in the future. Getting it started, anyway. The Chant recommends Yes.

Prop 2 Animal Confinement. Puts in some basic standards for how we house farm animals. To keep their lives from completely sucking. You know, before we eat them. The Chant recommends Yes.

Prop 3 Children's Hospital Bond. Think of the children. The sick children. The poor, sick children with big eyes and big hearts. Eyes that look right though you. The Chant recommends Yes.

Prop 4 Notification for Abortions for Minors. Again. We are voting on this one again. For like the third election in a row. It loses every time. Help it lose again. The Chant recommends No.

Prop 5
Drug Treatment. Diverts drug users from jail to treatment. Will cut down on the massive California prison population and get some help for those poor drug-addicted bastards. The Chant recommends Yes.

Prop 6 Police Funding. Gang Crimes. No, no, no. This is an attempt to lock in funding for law enforcement to the state budget. Mucking up the process even more. Making it even harder to get a budget. This is all wrong. The Chant recommends No.

Prop 7 Renewable Energy. Sounds good on first blush, but this measure is actually opposed by all the environmental groups and existing alternative energy providers. I'm done taking chances on energy reform in California. Write something everyone signs off on or no deal. The Chant recommends No.

Prop 8 Ban on Gay Marriage. Bans gay marriage. If this passes, my dream of marrying Daniel Craig, taking his name and becoming Craig Craig will die. Don't deny me that dream. Also, don't be an ass. Let folks love each other. And get the tax break. The Chant recommends No.

Prop 9
Victims' Rights. A bunch of stuff for crime victims in the justice system. Warm fuzzy stuff that costs a ton of money and jeopardizes fair trials for the accused. The Chant recommends No.

Prop 10
T Boon Picken's Prop. Alternative fuels. I'm rather suspicious of Texas oil billionaires who want to sell me something. Besides, we are spending our money on trains and sick kids. Oh and vets. Keep reading. The Chant recommends No.

Prop 11 Redistricting. Oh yes. Right now the Legislature draws the districts for the legislators. You see the problem? They draw secure districts where no one loses. We need to stop this. It's not a cure for all our ills, but it's the single best change to the system I know. The Chant recommends Yes.

Prop 12 Veterans Bonds. Yeah. We owe them. The Chant recommends Yes.

I'm exhausted. When do we get the prop that ends props? I'd vote for that.


Californian in Louisiana said...

On Prop 1... Vote yes on High-Speed Rail! Supertrain for ever. Show the rest of the states what auto-competitive mass-transit can do for everything from security, to commute times, to traffic, to the environment. California is the US leader, vote for it for me if no one else.

On Prop 10... I haven't read it, so I can't speak on it, but according to what I've heard T Boone is Texas' environmentalist - he made his money on the recognition that peak oil was upon us, and has started investing in alternative energy sources (such as windmills across the pan-handle).

So I'm not sure it should be crossed off simply because a Texas oilman endorses it. From what I've read he's actually got a decent brain on his shoulders. It's texas, I get the feeling pacifists and gun-control advocates carry twelve-gauges there, so it would stand to reason that their environmentalists are oil-magnates.

larry said...

One has to wonder why T. Boone doesn't sell his snake-oil in Texas. Haven't we Californians been duped enough by Texans in a company called Enron?

Reading the bill, what it boils down to is making California borrow $5 billion (just what we need, more debt), to spend on natural gas, a business that TB just happens to be in.

TB is about as much of an environmentalist as W.

As for the Prop that ends Props, I am there!