Thursday, May 28, 2009

Reimagining California 

It's time for us to take a cue from Hollywood, as tired and bankrupt of ideas as they are, and it's this. Time to "reimagine" the entire state government. Dump, as in recall or impeach, the Governor, the Senators, the Legislature and the Supreme Court. Turn their sorry asses out of office, and replace them with better casting. The Governator has failed and fallen to B-List Status, flailing at bad ideas -- like cutting state employee pay -- rather than finding good ideas, like cutting elected official pay to the purported one dollar per year that he takes. Time to dump Boxer and Feinstein, the former a cheerleader for irrelevant ideas who doesn't get the big picture, the latter a cheerleader for herself who doesn't get anything more than "I was there when Harvey Milk was killed, so love me liberals." Mouth, money, is...?

Follow that up by dumping the six Supremes who not only reversed themselves badly, but violated the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution and raped the California Constitution, all in one wimp-ass, stupid opinion. The lone dissenter (Hm... a latina, kudos to President Obama for maybe being onto something there) promoted to Chief Justice. As for the House? Make them all justify their jobs in a referendum for re-election now.

Call it California 2.0 or Golden State Revisited or... whatever Hollywood marketing wonks come up with. But, most of all, call it this -- the elected officials in this state have screwed the pooch big time, and deserve to be kicked to the curb. Well, actually, they deserve a good old tar and feathering and riding out of town on a rail, if not just lynching. But, from Ahnold on down, there is something rotten in Sacramento, and the only way to fix it is to dump the whole damn bunch, then replace them. And doing it the same way they assign jurors would not be a bad idea at all.

So, here's an initiatve for our next election: Every elected state official is hereby removed from office. Replacements shall be selected from among all adults within the state who are currently registered to vote, have registered a car, or have a driver's license, by random drawing. Passage of this ammendment also remove the ability of the State Constitution to be ammended by anything less than a 2/3rds vote of the legislature, and any new taxes or fees can only be imposed after a 3/4ths vote of the public. Finally, salaries of elected officials are limited to two times the average gross income of residents in their jurisdiction, with raises or decreases determined by an impartial determination of the average, and never subject to vote, ever again.

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