Mister Eclectic (howeird) wrote,
Mister Eclectic

Busy day

Up with the alarm, which is the TV, this morning giving incomplete news of election results. Enough to get me into the computer room to look them up.

Happy Prop 16 was defeated. Sad that the winning candidates are a veritable rogue's gallery. Jerry Brown, not a quarter the governor his father was, trying for a geriatric return after failing as mayor of Oakland and CA Atty Gen, among other things. A stronger person in that position would have found a way to nuke Prop 8. Meg Whitman, who poured millions into negative campaigning, much of it lies, after turning eBay from a fair market into an overpriced online mall, then cashing out.

Carly Fiorina, who took a strong HP and destroyed it utterly. She laid off thousands and outsourced the jobs, sold off the core of the company - its test & measurement division, and sold out the computer division to Compaq, and then gutted the personnel which might have salvaged that sad mistake. And her resignation in dishonor as she and her staff violated a truckload of HR laws. She'll be running against Barbara Boxer, who is so entrenched in DC she didn't even come back to CA to vote, let alone attend her election party.

And the duped citizens of the city of Santa Clara, which voted to give a chunk of change to build a stadium for the NFL billionaires without even a hint of a word on paper that if they build it the 49ers will play there. Meanwhile it will jam traffic in the area for 4 years of construction.

I'm not sure how I feel about Prop 14 passing. It will make all future primaries open, so anyone can vote for any candidate, and the two with the most votes go on the November election, even if they are from the same party. Washington State went to a non-partisan state legislature, but in reality everyone on the ballot lists which party paid for their campaigns. The way to get CA back in business is to revoke all 2/3 vote laws and return to strict majority rules.

Gavin Newsome, the Dick Cheney of romance who had an affair with his best friend's wife (after hiring his friend) accepted the friend's resignation and didn't even make a token move to do the right thing and resign himself.

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