As featured on p. 218 of "Bloggers on the Bus," under the name "a MyDD blogger."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Scenes From A Failed State


Karen Bass, on a budget deal that closes a $26 billion dollar deficit with deep cuts, local government raids, gimmicks and offshore drilling, without any new revenues:

“I would characterize this budget as shared pain and shared sacrifice"

Yes, it sounds shared to me.

Arnold Schwarzenegger, talking about a budget that will bankrupt localities, treat the elderly, disabled and blind like common criminals, throw millions off of children's health care and temporary assistance and ensure public education's status as the worst-funded in the nation:

"We accomplished a lot in this budget agreement," said Schwarzenegger, adding that negotiations at times were "like a suspense movie."



This flag was seen in Southern California yesterday. That's a distress signal. I share the sentiment.

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