San Francisco Needs a Free Market, Not Free Water–My mother would call them cínicos, y hipocritas, cynics, hypocrites

Steven Greenhut writes in  a column at Bloomberg.com:

…ironic: “In the past, San Francisco environmentalists and the Chronicle have supported river restoration efforts on the Trinity and Klamath Rivers, even if hydropower generation was reduced. Could it be that San Franciscans are fine with sacrificing energy generation for environmental benefits, so long as their energy isn’t being touched?”

 

John Seiler posted the column on CalWatchDog’s blog, aptly titled S.F.’s hypocrisy on water.

 

Sorry Mob, Your Rulers Have Spoken: California Senate Approves High Speed Rail–Reason Hit & Run

By Scott Shackford | July 6, 2012

Published at Reason Hit & Run

You just lack vision, Californians.

Here’s an intriguing paragraph from The Sacramento Bee’s breaking coverage that nicely illustrates why legislators would actually go against public opinion in the middle of a massive economic meltdown on an election year while asking the same public to approve a tax hike in four months:

The approval was a major legislative victory for Gov. Jerry Brown. [Senate President Pro Tem Darrell] Steinberg said the Democratic governor “talked to a couple members” ahead of the vote, while Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, reminded colleagues that the project not only had Brown’s attention, but also that of President Barack Obama and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi.

Electorate, what electorate? Obama and Pelosi are the ones who matter.

Click here to go to article.

Dems release their inner totalitarian

OrangePunch Liberty Blog
August 7th, 2009, 1:32 pm
posted by Steven Greenhut
I guess it’s not a surprise that President Barack Obama and Democratic leaders (with the help of their union goons) are trying to intimidate Americans into silence. They believe that the government should provide health care, even if it means long lines and other forms of rationing, and they therefore think that those Americans who show up at town hall meetings to protest their latest step down that path are Nazis, Republican hacks and lack civility. It would be so much better if people who fear the loss of their health care, or at least its provision in DMV-style agencies would be more polite and just go home and shut up. When the union gangs showed up at the meetings to show what real thuggery is about … well, that’s OK.

Personally, I prefer the current situation, whereby the Democrats are overreaching and are showing their totalitarian tendencies to the public (complete with a call for people to turn in improper anti-health-care information to a White House email address, where the authorities will look into the matter), rather than the alternative, which would have been a John McCain health-care plan that went 70 percent down the road that the Great Leader Obama is taking us. Had that happened, the GOP would have been strong-armed into supporting their Great Leader and the Democrats would have jumped on board and passed it, all the while decrying how insufficient the McCain health-care plan happened to be. In other words, the Dems are bungling this because they truly believe that their opponents (average Americans) are Nazis and fools. So it won’t pass. The Republicans would have passed something that wasn’t quite as bad but was still pretty bad. This is an opportunity for advocates of freedom to stop a bad plan in its tracks and reframe the health-care debate. Click here to continue

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