Nothing, absolutely nothing is as inefficient and wasteful as the government spending other people’s money. Case in point – the Los Angeles City Controller said, “I’m disappointed that we’ve only created or retained 55 jobs after receiving $111 million.” For those who want the nanny state to have complete control over our lives and provide government controlled healthcare, LA spent $2,000,000 for EVERY JOB CREATED! How is that even possible? The LA city officials responsible for this insanity live in a bizarro world completely out of touch with reality. How can such idiots retain their jobs?
Arizona Republic: “The Gila River Indian Community began a legal fight Thursday to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino and 300-room resort near Glendale.”
Arizona Republic: “A controversial prosecutor faces imminent firing after a five-month inquiry into her role in filing criminal charges and a civil suit against judges and county officials on behalf of then-Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas. . . . Deputy County Attorney Lisa Aubuchon was sent a ‘pre-termination letter’ last week, an initial step in the firing process.”
Arizona Republic: “The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has placed two of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s top aides on administrative leave after they and another aide were accused of misconduct and mismanagement.”
More evidence that many educators are complete idiots, if not downright dangerous and harmful to children. NBC Miami: “The 8-year-old boy hasn’t been in school for a year and will likely miss another year if the Broward County School Board has its way. Burgos was suspended from school in November after a teacher found a toy gun in his backpack.”
Why not make the kid write 100 times on the blackboard “I will not bring toy guns to school?” or suspend him for a few days? Is it really such a terrible thing to bring a toy gun to a school? Why can’t the educators distinguish the difference between a toy and the real thing – the former is a toy and the latter is a dangerous weapon. Do we really want educators to teach our kids that toy guns are bad? Shouldn’t that be the responsibility of the child’s parents? Why aren’t the educators concerned about the adverse affect the child will suffer for missing two years of school and then being two years older than the other kids in the class when he does return?
CNN: “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.”
Phoenix New Times: “Aside from being a psychologist, Ed Gogek . . . sees legalizing medical marijuana as a huge problem. ‘This is not about medical marijuana. I work with drug addicts, so I see how they lie and scam, . . . When this is done in other states, only about 3 percent of the people who use it have serious problems. Anyone can claim ‘pain’.'”
The Volokh Conspiracy: “William Howell, the Speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates, and I have an op-ed in today’s Wall Street Journal making the case for a constitutional amendment giving 2/3 of state legislatures the power to repeal any federal law or regulation. Here is the wording of the Repeal Amendment:”
Randy Barnett’s article in the Wall St. Journal and his post linked to above are the first time I have ever heard of an amendment to the U.S. constitutional that would give the states the ability to revoke any law passed by Congress if two thirds of the states vote to revoke. Given the goal of our elected elites to make the U.S. government bigger and more powerful, our country needs this amendment if it is to stay a free country.
Phoenix Business Journal on Arizona Proposition 203, the medical marijuana initiative: “the executive director of the Arizona Department of Health Services is putting processes into place to regulate what could become a new industry in the state.”
London Telegraph: “Tiger Woods separation from Elin Nordegren is one of the most expensive ever divorces. Here is a list of what are thought to be the ten highest divorce settlements:”