Friday, February 23, 2007
Clever, These Parasites....
This past November, we (those of us who haven't yet decided that voting is futile) voted in the election that turned Congress back over to Socialist Party A, dealing a blow to Socialist Party B's plan to pursue The Forever War.
More relevant to many of us here in the Stalag, was the then-current installment of bond issues up for a vote so the state parasites can spend a bunch more money without having to raise taxes.
It's been said that much of California's budget goes to pay interest on past bond issues.
Proposition 1B of 2006 is a proposed bond issue to pay for needed work on the state's highways and freeways to alleviate traffic bottlenecks. A little more research that I want to do right now, will expose the fact that there was another bond issue just a few years ago, to accomplish precisely that same task. One might wonder where those billions went, since they apparently didn't go to the state's highways then.
Since Stalag Califonia is a sort of floating ponzi game, Prop 1B passed handily. CalTrans now has $20 billion to spend on who-knows-what, and to line any number of thieving pockets.
The California Highway Commission, a group appointed by the Governor, has just come out with its list of recommendations as to how the $20B should be spent. It turns out that a relatively small amount of the bonanza will be spent in El Pueblo de Los Angeles.
Antonio Vinaigrette, el alcalde, stands beside himself. What about I-405 through the Sepulveda Pass? What about the I-605/I-10 interchange?
I have personal knowledge about the deplorable condition of I-405. I don't even go there anymore, even though it used to be the easiest way to get to the OC from here. Not anymore.
I can't vouch for I-605/I-10 one way or the other. I only rarely venture out that way at all, because, well.....everyone knows there's no intelligent life east of I-5.
Here's the clever part, folks. This'll crack you up. One of the Los Angeles area State Assemblymen, one Fabian Nunez, Democrat, Los Angeles, says he'll propose yet another highway bond proposition to address these areas.
As one of the all-time great stand-up comedians, Mort Sahl, said on more than one occasion, "The true stuff is the funniest stuff, folks."
You just can't make this stuff up!
They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!