28 Jan

CA to Ban Straws? Another Law that Sucks

Watching and writing on CA politics is difficult because not only are our elected officials mostly demagogues trying to sound important but the media who reports on them basically runs on Press Releases.

Let us take the example of (D) Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon’s newest bit of brilliance – banning plastic straws from restaurants.

If you were to read the media accounts of this you’ll see that under this newest piece of nanny-state-paternalism, waiters could be fined up to $1,000 for offering you a straw (Google News Screen shot presented as evidence with highlights added).

Google Straw Law Results

Sometimes a new agency will dig into some of the pertinent details such as when Reason Magazine pointed out that the 500 Million Straws # being cited by Calderon is nonsense: Read More

02 Oct

Episode 22 – CA Demagoguery on Display

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Tonight we break down the demagoguery of politicians standing on the bodies of innocents before the family’s have all been notified of their losses. We discuss CA moving the primary to March & legislators wanting to ban gas powered vehicles by 2040 and the folly of Gov. Jerry Brown going for a redux of his ’70s water failures.

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