Yohannon (yohannon) wrote,

Recall THIS

You know, for someone as opinionated as I am, you'd think I'd have more to say about our little recall debacle here in the sunshine state. Perhaps because I've been just plain disgusted with the whole thing. It's so sleazy and tawdry that I expect the whole thing to become a made for TV movie. Or at least the whole crew shoing up on Springer... call it Governer week. Of course they'll have to move quickly, now that it's all back on again.

What's prompted me to pop on here and masticate on this cud we jokingly call democracy is the Ahnahld for Governator ad I just saw, wherein he goes after the indian casinos for "not paying their fair share in taxes". After all, we didn't put them on those reservations after trying to wipe them off of the face of the country, stealing their lands, torturing their children, and generally making sure the only land they wound up with had nothing of value that could be grown, mined, or otherwise collected only to have them MAKE MONEY. Why those dirty red bastards... don't they know we BEAT THEM?

You know, when people talk about reparations to, say, the slaves, numbers in the trillions US are bandied about. What do you suppose people should get when their country was invaded and taken in the way we did unto the indians? Even funnier is the fact that I don't think even the Terminator can get around that fact that reservations are soveirgn nations unto themselves, which makes trying to force them to pay more money to the state a bit of a lost cause.

As much as I love living here, there are times I seriously wonder about this state. I wonder if I'm too old to Emigrate to British Columbia?
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