No, not ol’ FJB, but California as a state lacking state of mind. Dementia means lacking cognitive abilities as in reason, learning from mistakes or even remembering that there was a mistake to be corrected.

When I was a younger self, as in 1982, had the first experience of Orange County where one of the first CES (Computer Electronics Show) was being held. The hotel was a scant mile or so from the show venue but it took almost 30 minutes by bus/car to get there. We took to walking; it was just as fast if not faster. Note: we could walk without fear of being assaulted, shot at or tripping over human debris on the sidewalks.

Clogged highways are nothing new for the state, but what is new is the utter destruction of what was once the largest portion of the U.S. economy and “cradle of democracy” (how I dislike that FDR term – we are (still) a Constitutional republic I think) in building thousands of aircraft in support of the war effort in the 1940’s not to mention the electronics revolution post war and on steroids since the 80’s. Oh, it was also run by extremely conservative hard working Republican leaning types pretty much on up through the Reagan era.

What went wrong? We now have a state run by people exhibiting total delusional dementia as in going to ban all ICE (internal combustion engines) by 2030. And pray tell, what will generate the energy to be stored (however short term) in banks of toxic (by their own definition) batteries and components when the state has banned coal fired generators, banned the construction of dams (have to protect the delta smelt, doncha know) and now, almost shut off their last remaining operational nuclear generating facility. Oh, and for good measure, they want to ban the use of natural gas and have already cut off water to the most fertile and productive farming in the nation.

Of course, all those oil derricks I observed on that visit so long ago, are all halted and very likely scrapped by now. CA sits on huge deposits of oil both onshore and offshore, which they are prohibited from accessing and where there is oil, there is usually plenty of natural gas.

But what do I know, the D party keeps touting the “progress” of CA and how it should be emulated across America (note that their schooling has already become pervasive in all 50 states). Which brings me to the concentration of power and centralized uni party government, doing it’s best to end the federal system of 50 independent states. It is pretty clear to me at least that allowing 50 states to each do their own things is a very good system as it fairly quickly shows what works and what fails, EXCEPT when there is mass delusional dementia in control.

I can’t say that the next election will be fair and free of corruption, we have a history of that going back to the founding, but what is new is the degree of centralized control of said corruption. This is the part which presents the greatest danger to the Republic. So do your civic duty, convince your neighbors and family that “going the California way” is not working and if they value their prosperity (jobs) and good life they are best served never voting in any candidate that supports the CA model. This means not voting in any demented power seeking asshole of whatever flavor. QED

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Born in small country in S. America, U.S. citizen since '85, EE, Marketing, Sales, Shade Tree Mechanic, collector of things interesting including good friends from all walks, especially those that partake single malts.

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tweell
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September 8, 2022 15:10

A goodly chunk of California’s power comes from Arizona, due to their NIMBY attitude. It got to the point where permits were denied for adding more power plants in AZ due to water concerns. Even natural gas power plants need a lot of water to cool things down. The Palo Verde nuclear power plant sends a third (or more, depends… Read more »

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September 8, 2022 16:20

It is with the deepest sorrow and grief I advise that her Britannic Majesty. Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, beloved mother and grandmother, has passed away at 96 years old.

The Queen is dead.

LONG LIVE THE KING!

LCBren
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September 8, 2022 16:58

Even today, with this one piece of worldwide news, CNN FUCKS UP, yoiu;d think that someone would check before publishing but Nooo!!! (CNN)Britain has lost its most cherished symbol of continuity. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, has died. She succeeded to that title in 2015, when she displaced Queen Victoria, Britain’s monarch from 1837 to 1901. The Queen celebrated her… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  terrapod
September 9, 2022 10:58

“We”, being a small segment of the American Right wing. Most of us just see it as another cable “news” channel. I see that CNN has a new leadership and have been starting to shitcan most of its prior programming in an attempt to go directly at FOX News. MSNBC is also doing some major shifting around to compete for… Read more »

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 10, 2022 05:59

 in an attempt to go directly at FOX News Fox News has fuck all to do with it THIS IS WHY The cable news network finished July with 731,000 total prime-time viewers, a 15% drop from the same time last year. It finds itself trailing MSNBC’s 1.3 million viewers and Fox News’s 2.1 million viewers during prime time. and S&P… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 13, 2022 11:08

I know you don’t get around much outside of your usual blogosphere travels, but CNN is under new ownership, and has been systematically shitcanning its old ‘talent’ and is bringing on more Conservatools. (as opposed to the Libtools they had before.) They are all losing eyeballs as more and more people are “cutting the cord” on cable in favor of… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCBren
September 9, 2022 10:49

Can’t you Australians READ anything right??? :em05:

Prior to Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning British monarch was Queen Victoria, who had a 64-year reign. In 2015 Queen Elizabeth took the ‘title’ of being the longest running British monarch going on to serve 70+ years.

I mean, it was written in plain American, for crying out loud… :em05:

http://nicedoggie.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/dingleberry.png

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 9, 2022 23:59

It was bad writing. Not that I expected anything else from a CNN flunky

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 13, 2022 09:52

You misread it because you were skimming and made some assumptions. We all do it. I’ll repost the excerpt here and break it down for you: (CNN)Britain has lost its most cherished symbol of continuity. Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest reigning monarch, has died. She succeeded to that title in 2015, when she displaced Queen Victoria, Britain’s monarch from 1837 to 1901. The… Read more »

David Davies
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Reply to  LCBren
September 12, 2022 13:55

Nitwits are TRYING to say that in 2015 Elizabeth pulled ahead of Victoria in the ‘who has been on the throne longest’ contest.
Illiterate in their own language these LeftProgs are.

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  David Davies
September 13, 2022 10:16

“TRYING?” It appears that with little effort on their part, you were somehow able to understand it. Illiterate in their own language these LeftProgs are. CNN has new corporate owners and it appears they are shifting further to the RIGHT in an attempt to go directly up against FOX.. Personally? I haven’t watched CNN in years. I haven’t watched cable… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp
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September 8, 2022 21:43

California’s historic heat wave pushed temperatures to all-time record highs across the state Tuesday, including in San Jose (109 degrees) and Sacramento (116 degrees), according to the Weather Channel. The mercury wasn’t nearly as high in Los Angeles on Tuesday (93 degrees) after topping out at 101 degrees Sunday. But according to Marc Brown — anchor for WABC-TV news in… Read more »

LCBren
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Reply to  readerjp
September 8, 2022 22:09

Arthur Hailey wrote a book, decades ago, called Overload.

Get a copy and read it.

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCBren
September 9, 2022 11:09

Louis Carroll wrote a book over a hundred years ago, called Alice in Wonderland.

Get a copy and read it.

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 10, 2022 00:00

Get the book, dumbfuck…and then ask yourself how Hailey knew about the shitshow that is California 50 years before it happened. Alice in Wonderland? That describes you and this Russia idiocy. Speaking of energy, do you remember when Pres Trump warned Germany and the EU that they were too dependent on Russian gas? He was right. They were. Remember that… Read more »

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DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 10, 2022 11:42

I’ve read everything he ever wrote. All works of fiction. Which is probably why you have such a skewed view of things here in the US: you’ve read too many fictional stories. Speaking of energy, do you remember when Pres Trump warned Germany and the EU that they were too dependent on Russian gas?He was right. They were. For the… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  readerjp
September 9, 2022 11:08

California’s historic heat wave… … We call that “Climate Change” for those of you who have been denying its predicted occurrence for the past thirty years. EVERYTHING that was predicted is now coming true. Some of it faster than was predicted. While you idiots have been pretending this was all fake, nature has stepped up to give you all a… Read more »

David Davies
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 12, 2022 14:00

We adapt. You pretend that you can control the climate.
Have y’all tried sacrificing a virgin?

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  David Davies
September 13, 2022 09:36

Virgins are so hard to find these days. We’ve tried millennials, and Gen-xers, but they don’t have the right kick. Adapt. That’s pretty much what we are going to have to start doing since whatever window of opportunity we might have had to prevent all of this passed by a couple of decades ago. While the climate change deniers still… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  terrapod
September 9, 2022 11:19

Queen Elizabeth will be a tough act for anyone to follow. I don’t see anyone waiting in the wings that could even reach her level.

I see Charles as probably the last of the monarchy. By the time he goes, the Brits will have had their fill of the monarch.

http://nicedoggie.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/pback-charles-iii-1.jpg

LCAussie
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Reply to  terrapod
September 10, 2022 00:27

He didnt and has said in a speech you obviously didnt see, that he will be stepping back from that, and ruling as his mother did. The monarch cannot be seen to be political, the Queen stayed away from divisive issues like that as will he, from that speech I also note he may very well ask to be anointed,… Read more »

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DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 10, 2022 11:13

I was going to point that out myself. Charles has made several statements in recent years that if and when he became King, his role would change to a non-partisan position.

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 10, 2022 00:28

I see Charles as probably the last of the monarchy. By the time he goes, the Brits will have had their fill of the monarch.

I think not.

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 10, 2022 11:25

Bren, the only thing that has kept the Royal family in the favor with the British people was the Queen herself. I recall a poll from late last year that said only 1 out of 4 brits wanted to see Charles as King, while 60 percent favored William over Charles. Subtract the Queen, then entire royal family is dysfunctional. Take… Read more »

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 10, 2022 17:31

Thanks for the hot take, but I think I will trust in the ability and warmth of His Britannic Majesty King Charles III who will reign well. Unlike you and Terra, I saw his speeches after his accession and before…even for a cynic like myself, the man astounded me. This was a side to him I had never seen, a… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 11, 2022 16:54

Well, good morning to you, too, Bren. Or is it !u??? ?oo? ?no? o? ?u?u?o? poo? ?????… Sorry. I was having a bit of a joke — as kind of a reminder not to take anything I say here personally. All I was telling you was that King Charles III is no Queen Elizabeth II. He might get a temporary… Read more »

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 11, 2022 20:07

It’s King Charles , not King Edward. Idiot. Secondly, he has. In that speech as well as earlier, made the same commitment as the Queen. To serve for life. Don’t know where you get this Q shit from, that you assume I have anything to do with those imbeciles says it all. Thanks for the correction on the Magna Carta,… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 12, 2022 10:12

Oh my, I made a boo-boo. I should be severely beaten for it. It’s King Charles , not King Edward. Idiot. LOL! I don’t know what caused me to type Edward instead of Charles. Secondly, he has. In that speech as well as earlier, made the same commitment as the Queen. To serve for life. Was anyone expecting him NOT… Read more »

LCAussie
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September 10, 2022 17:38

What are they singing in London???

God save our gracious King.

What are they saying in the US??

God help us…

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LCAussie
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September 11, 2022 03:38

Thus didnt age well..did it https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/09/25/trump-accused-germany-becoming-totally-dependent-russian-energy-un-germans-just-smirked/ One of them captured the amused reactions of the German delegation as Trump said: “Germany will become totally dependent on Russian energy if it does not immediately change course. Here in the Western Hemisphere, we are committed to maintaining our independence from the encroachment of expansionist foreign powers.” No..it didnt… Several Western news organisations,… Read more »

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DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 11, 2022 17:06

I am sure all of this is Joe’s fault though.

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 11, 2022 19:44

Yes, it is. Your own energy issues are his fault as well.

The resurgence of the Taliban is his fault.

The weaponisation of law enforcement against his political opponents is his doing.

The massive inflation is his fault.

He’s a senile, useless, worthless, demented fuckhead and you’re his TDS infected apologist.

This is….news?

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
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September 12, 2022 09:32

Good morning, again, Bren. Yes, it is. Your own energy issues are his fault as well. Do you care to elaborate on how Germany’s dependence on Russian fuel is Biden’s fault? Or the fault of anyone else but Germany? Everyone tried to dissuade them from building this pipeline and relying on Russian fuel, but they wouldn’t listen. Do tell how… Read more »

readerjp
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September 11, 2022 21:32

On Tuesday, Fox News’ Lisa Boothe enunciated a simple truth: “One of the biggest lies we were ever told is that Joe Biden is a good man. He is a terrible president. Even worse human being.” Since the beginning of Biden’s political career but also since he was caught plagiarizing back when he was in law school. Boothe added: “If you think about it, this… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
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September 13, 2022 12:16

Here’s something you probably would never have associated with King Charles III:

http://nicedoggie.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/King_Charles_III.jpg

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  terrapod
September 14, 2022 08:28

Do you know why FOX News or CNN is on in more public spaces and businesses than any other cable station? It’s because both CNN and FOX are on the basic business cable lineup. MSNBC is on a paid tier that most businesses will not pay for. The actual news reporting divisions of FOX, CNN and MSNBC are separate from… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
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September 15, 2022 17:45

CNN Airport Network is no more. It ceased operations in March 2021, Reach TV is now the main provider of content in airports. I don’t know who goes to airports to watch TV any more. Not when most people have a small screen they attach their noses at any chance they have. I do not think FOX does this but… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp
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September 14, 2022 14:02

I would have posted this in the DC topic, but I guess it’s closed. So here it is.

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readerjp
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Reply to  terrapod
September 14, 2022 18:50

I’m waiting for Hunter to get a hold of some fentanyl. If he dies from it, think Joe will do anything?

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  readerjp
September 15, 2022 17:55

Is this a hope of yours? If so, then “demented” would be a term to describe you. Why do you always focus on Hunter Biden, but never want to talk about the coke habit of Donald Trump Jr? Do you have a crush on Hunter or something? I mean the amount of time you want to talk about him… Making… Read more »

readerjp
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 15, 2022 23:35

First of all, Hunter Biden BRAGS about his addictions. On video, which we all have seen. He also brags about taking bribes for introducing all kinds of business prospects to “The Big Guy” aka Joe “Brandon” Biden. He has business dealings with the Chinese Communist Party. Secondly, he BRAGS about doing drugs with many people, especially prostitutes. Thirdly, he has… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
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September 16, 2022 11:07

What it must feel like not to have your own personal demons or not have any close friends or family members suffering from a disease like drug addiction. Hunter Biden BRAGS about his addictions. No, Hunter is open about them. He has to be open if he is ever going to be successful in controlling it. Here’s the thing, Miss… Read more »

LCAussie
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Reply to  DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
September 18, 2022 06:10

but never want to talk about the coke habit of Donald Trump Jr? Prove it. Prove he uses cocaine. You cant because there is no proof. None. Its a lie, a rumour and little more. “It was his keynote address, in that he looked like he had snorted a key,” Colbert said. “So before I tell you what he said,… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 18, 2022 13:46

Prove he uses cocaine. You cant because there is no proof. None.Its a lie, a rumour and little more. There is no public proof, you mean. That doesn’t necessarily mean there isn’t any proof. Which is pretty much how conspiracy theories are born. To disprove a conspiracy theory you are usually required to disprove a negative. Much like most of… Read more »

LCAussie
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September 18, 2022 06:18

Why do you always focus on Hunter Biden,Of course, one can’t forget that Hunter lied when purchasing this firearm in the first place. He falsely answered no on the “Are you an unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance?” question. Bidens son illegally purchased a firearm. Given Brandons hard… Read more »

readerjp
readerjp
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September 14, 2022 18:49

Special Counsel John Durham confirmed yesterday that a prominent Russian businessman recently accused of lying to federal agents was paid by the FBI to act as a witness against Donald Trump. In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI,” his filings disclosed. Durham: Steele Dossier’s Primary Sub-Source Was Paid by… Read more »

LCAussie
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September 18, 2022 06:50

I will make this simple Mr Former Prosecutor Lying on an application to buy a firearm is a felony, is it not? Yes it is. Heres the actual application https://thepostmillennial.com/proof-hunter-biden-lied-to-get-his-gun/ Illegal possession of a firearm is a felony, is it not? Yes, it is: 18 USC § 922(g) https://www.justice.gov/usao-sc/programs/ceasefire/brochures-and-talking-points/federal-firearms-laws You call Pres Trump a felon, yet there is no evidence… Read more »

DJ - Your Political Sock Puppet
Reply to  LCAussie
September 18, 2022 18:21

Why? All roads lead to Rome is a metaphor. One does not always begat that. Life is not fair. I’m guessing that this would be the answer if you climbed to the top of that tall mountain to ask the idiot at the top the meaning of life. Let’s break this down a bit, shall we? I will make this simple… Read more »