Saturday, April 1, 2006
PUTTING SOME BLACKTOP BETWEEN ALEX AND ME: I know I'm supposed to keep disagreement to the comments, but I think it's worth a full post to point out that Alex's screed against Norm Mineta is a complete load of crap. I guess I shouldn't be surprised that Alex is on the attack again against the only moderate (and the only Democrat) left in Bush's cabinet, but this is just another typical example of the anti-California conspiracy between this administration, its arch-conservative supporters, and the Italian Communists ("what's yours is mine; what's mine is mine") in the midwest. Yes, Californians, other than oddball pockets in places like Laguna Beach and Shasta, have consistently voted Democrat since Pete Wilson's ill-advised War on Brown People. We also pay more taxes than any other state and receive, in return and in contravention of Section 9, Clause 4 of the Constitution, the smallest per-capita governmental benefit of any state. The fact is that Norm Mineta is the only thing standing in the way of reducing the return on California's tax investment to a subsidy for the production of a little pro-torture polemic called 24 and as much spent fuel rods as we can bury above the Stanislaus Aquifer. So, basically, leave my quiet Asian moderate bureaucrat off your hit list.
Posted by Isaac Spaceman at 2:31 PM