Saturday, December 19, 2009

Watch Out World!

The Governator has boldly destroyed California's economy with his green/climate change agenda, and now he's heading to Copenhagen to pump up the rest of the world. If you're wondering where all those uninvited guests for the UN Summit on Climate Change came from, they're the California business people and working taxpayers who have exited the state in droves to get away from the oppressive and crippling legislation, rules and regulations foisted upon them by the beefy man-bot.

California is the leader in environmental pseudo-science and mindless legislation which has brought the world's fifth or sixth largest economy to, and perhaps over, the brink of ruin. More than 250,000 jobs were lost in California in one year alone, and today's official unemployment rate is 12.3% and climbing (the real figure is probably even higher when you include workers who have simply given up on the idea that they will ever be able to get a decent job again, run out of their unemployment insurance benefits, and ended up on welfare).

But never fear, he'll be back. And he announced recently that the green jobs creation will produce a whopping 400,000 jobs to replace the nearly million jobs which will have been lost by the end of the current five-year period. Aside from the fact that 400,000 is considerably less than a million, even a robot can be honest enough to admit that it will take ten to twelve years to produce those theoretical jobs.

The Kyoto Accord has nothing on California legislation. Many major nations never signed on to Kyoto, and those that did are not even close to making their goals. California has more control over its citizens than that. It has been three years since Ahnuld enthusiasically signed the job-killer bill also known as AB 32 which mandated that California reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020. That bill alone is projected to cost the state nearly $72 billion per year, while costing consumers another $149 billion and killing 1.1 million real jobs. And the state government has used all means available to it to collect the taxes and enforce the rules necessary to achieve this lofty goal.

But that projection doesn't stop the determined Governator. When asked by a reporter if Schwarzenegger might consider modification of the legislation or temporary suspension of its harshest provisions during the big recession, the RINO (robot in name only) looked up at Skynet and replied: "I will not suspend regulations that are creating jobs and stimulating the economy." I think there are a few wires crossed in the man-bot's head.

Nothing in the present, real world will dissuade Ahnuld from his course of action. Originally somewhat hesitant about AB 32, he is now an enthusiastic booster of this pie-in-the-sky legislation. He sees things that never were, and never will be, and declares them to be the true facts. Amazing what they can do with computer programming these days, isn't it? He joyfully reports that many of the provisions of the bill won't even go into effect until 2012. That means that they will kick in right near the end of the current five-year downhill slide, making the present restrictions and mandates look like child's play. To any sane person, that means it's going to get worse. But to a humanlike machine it means "By then, the economy will continue to improve ('continue?'), helped by the growth of California's clean tech sector."

Those of us who watched the California Coastal Commission grab huge swaths of California land to "preserve the environment" and prevent development of any real substance thought that was as bad as it could get. We thought drying up the lush Central Valley farms and fields in order to protect a fish that is of no use to anybody was just a temporary disconnect. Yet most of these predations occurred before this sociocrat posing as a conservative Republican came into office. He is making those enviro-nuts look absolutely sane and reasonable in his zeal to turn California into a fictional movie paradise of the future.

"Today Kahleeforneea, Tomorrow the World" is Schwarzenegger's rallying cry as he heads off to the conference of highly-confused Euroweenies, Asian opt-outers, and African handout seekers. Watch out world--resist him not. He keeps coming back, and coming back, and coming back. He will not give up until he has destroyed humanity and replaced them with well-programmed, non-polluting, hydrogen and solar powered machines. The earth will be pristine again, but there won't be anybody there to appreciate it.

20 comments:

AndrewPrice said...

Lawhawk, Your Guvernator is an idiot. But then, that appears to be par for the course for California politicians. I don't know what's going on out there, but it needs to stop or we need to build a wall.

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: I don't know where all these nutcases came from. This state once had Ronald Reagan as governor, and a succession of Republicans after him, ranging from conservative to moderate. The legislature used to be moderate Democrat most of the time, with strong Republican input and occasional majorities. Massive immigration from a country which has never known genuine free markets or honest government is a factor, but it's not enough alone to explain this mess. After the next census and redistricting, it's going to be even worse. Fortunately, there are forty-nine other states to escape to. That exodus has already begun in earnest.

HamiltonsGhost said...

Lawhawk--I know that the Governator can barely speak English, but can he read? All he has to do is look at the rush to the borders by the taxpayers, his state's balance sheet, and his unemployment numbers to know that he's piloting the Titanic. And yet he insists the state economy will "continue" to improve???????????

LawHawkSF said...

HamiltonsGhost: It's that Hollywood make-believe thing. He probably thinks he's actually been to Mars and released the oxygen that turns the planet into a better version of earth (except for the mutants, of course).

CalFederalist said...

I'm trying to figure out how he and Maria are going to squeeze into one of those hydrogen-powered overgrown bicycles that he thinks everyone will be driving in the next year or so.

Joel Farnham said...

LawHawk,

How long do you think it will take for California to totally breakdown?

LawHawkSF said...

CalFed: We went to the big auto show a few weeks back. Lots of beautiful cars, many of them quite fuel-efficient. But when we got to an entire section of the "cars of the future here today," the crowd was very small, and many were pointing at these kiddie cars and making jokes. And these were young people who are supposed to be "with the program." I actually got into one of the "go cars," and barely fit. I'm 5' 9" and relatively slim. My 6' 3" son didn't even want to try. Ahnuld would have had to rip off the top and sit with his head sticking up over the roofline. And he'd have to ride solo. Maybe there will be more room when they eliminate the tiny gas tank and put in the hydrogen fuel cells.

LawHawkSF said...

Joel: Probably faster than I can pack my suitcases, wind up my affairs, and get the movers here.

DCAlleyKat said...

Wait until the statistics come in on just how many more people are killed in auto accidents and explosions...what a silly silly people we've become.

BevfromNYC said...

Sorry, LawHawk, California will have to be used to repay our loans to the Chinese. If the cars are smaller, they'll be easier to move. But look on the bright side. The delta smelt will be China's problem soon!

Tennessee Jed said...

I remember actually being pleased when this guy replaced the despised Gray Davis. Ahnold, Franken, Ventura-- I guess voters get what they deserve.

This does beg the question "why do Americans keep doing this to themselves?"

AndrewPrice said...

Jed, The answer is that too many people worship celebrity. And, sadly, people never learn.

Rather than look for a leader with brains, substance and proven ability to be effective, they look for the most famous, or the best looking, or the biggest name.

Look at Obama -- no experience, no skill set, no proof that he was even competent, but he sure played the part of a rock star, and the left (and a good number of people in the middle) lapped that up.

Now a great many Republicans are preparing to repeat the same mistake in 2012 -- mistaking flash and fame for ability or leadership.

It's human nature to delude ourselves.

LawHawkSF said...

Bev: I'm not so sure. I don't think that any nation would accept the Delta smelt. They'll only do the deal if we export the little buggers to New York.

LawHawkSF said...

Tennessee: Sometimes I think the voters are just like Charlie Brown, believing Lucy every time she tells him she won't yank the football away from him at the last second.

LawHawkSF said...

DCAlleyKat: Perfect word. We've become "silly."

LawHawkSF said...

Andrew: It is just plain damned stupid. The glorification of form over substance. I'm not really a president, but I play one on TV. We really need to find a candidate with a strong track record. Academic achievements are nice, and it's OK to look good, but I'm fed up with promises and glamor. The only thing I'll believe at this point is a solid record of conservative action and governmental success. Contrary to popular belief, talk is expensive when it results in fooling the public once again. I don't care if the candidate looks and talks like Yoda, as long as he or she has a demonstrable record of success and adherence to constitutional principles.

Frank Drouillard said...

LawHawkSF -- While I agree that a "green jobs" economy is a bunch of hooey, I couldn't disagree more with your characterization of the CCC or the reason for stopping the transport of water to the Central Valley. They're no more based in reality than Ahnuld's "green jobs" economy.

As for a conservative comeback in California -- don't count on it as long as California Republicans remain hostile towards protections of the bay, delta and coastal ecosystems.

LawHawkSF said...

Frank Drouillard: Your criticism is received and noted. If you have followed our blog much, you will know that we have serious problems with Republicans who don't accept the necessity of reasonable environmental measures and putting the brakes on unrestricted industry and pollution. I am not, nor will I ever be a fan of the Coastal Commission despite its underlying mission of preserving the coastlines. As for the aquifer, I think the criticism of its overuse is both legitimate and serious. Which does not in any way change my adamant opposition to the moronic protection of a useless fish and the cutoff of readily-available non-aquifer water to the Central Valley. On that final point, I fear you and I will never reach agreement, but it is nice to hear from a sensible environmentalist. I hope you'll continue to come back to visit us and comment on your concerns.

StanH said...

And to think Lawhawk, as a far away observer, I was excited for you guys in CA when the Governator was elected through the recall. Now I almost wish Gray Davis had of stayed in, at least you (we) wouldn’t feel betrayed.

LawHawkSF said...

StanH: We were all fooled. Although I voted for Tom McClintock, Ahnuld still came in as a conservative in the recall. He proposed a series of wide-ranging conservative initiatives, which failed. Then the Governator turned into the Cowardly Lion. He acted like a petulant child, threw a hissy-fit, and turned sharply left. Interestingly enough, in the recall election, state senator and previous state assemblyman McClintock (from my old Ventura County district) came in a very respectable third in a field of about three thousand candidates (LOL), but Schwarzenegger and McClintock together brought the Republican vote to 62.1% of the total vote.

After being re-districted into the heavily Democratic Malibu district and away from his home district of Thousand Oaks (on the Ventura County/Los Angeles County line), McClintock and his family moved north to the gold counties (Elk Grove), where he was later elected to the state senate, and then in 2008, narrowly elected to the US House for a district largely covering Placer and El Dorado Counties. I'd still vote and campaign for him, but you can see how much the electorate has changed statewide since the recall.

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