Rick William Elkin was born in Pasadena, California,
It would be funny if it weren't so discustingly real!
California legislators continue to focus on social engineering while the jobs market flatlines and the quality of life in our Golden State turns burnt orange. Bills that are being considered by the Governor increase and broaden the qualifications of abortion providers, push increased affordable housing programs, approve fundraising type custom license plates that feature the image of Snoopy, allow illegals to practice law, and of course the one Jerry Brown has said he will sign giving illegals California drivers licenses. The only jobs in these bills are for illegals to practice law in our courtrooms!
Next year, Democrats will probably offer a bill to allow illegals to run for office!
Any bills approaching serious legislation that could stimulate economic growth, like increasing water quality and supplies, deregulating energy production, fixing roads and bridges, regulating unfair imported products, supporting business against frivilous lawsuits, or offering tax incentives for new hiring are on the back burner (if they got out of committee at all) and probably won't get done this legislative year (the Holidays are in the way).
This group of 'activist student' legislators are over-zealous. Unfortunately, they are politically stuck in a 60's era mental fog of misplaced compassion. Their 'feel good' agenda is wasting valuable time and effort and holding California back from what could be a new Golden Era of job creation.
Look at Texas, for example.
Please, Sacramento! Grow up!
Being fair to a drug addict is more important than providing safety for students.
Another crazy appeals court Judge has decided that firing a teacher because he is a heroin user is too harsh. For Liberals who have judicial influence it is more important to be concerned about ‘fairness’ than student security.
After being caught with a bunch of heroin in his possession while doing jury duty, school administrators placed the case before a school district arbitrator who decided that the teacher was too careless and a threat to the students, and terminated his contract. Now, an appeals judge has overruled the arbitrator and directed the school district to reinstate the teacher even though he admitted to having taught classes while under the influence.
Don’t school districts have employees sign an agreement that binds them to the decision of an arbitrator when an employment dispute occurs? Why bother with a contract at all if it is unenforceable?
Sounds like a solution, right?
If we agree, than nothing else really matters because that is consensus and consensus protects everyone from feeling left out or abandoned.
So, can we agree to agree?
The concept of consensus has been around forever. But it is becoming more and more an insidious part of our culture. Pundits say television is a reflection of our culture.
OK, so what are the most watched programs on TV?
Reality shows like the Voice, American Idol, America’s Got Talent…..what do they all do? They ask the audience, what can we all agree on? Through digital communications everyone in the collective room (the country) can have a say
That may work as entertainment, but not so well as a way of governing. How else can you explain the complete collapse of the deliberative body of government?
The San Diego State Aztecs can't play football, but one of their alumni is a winner. Kevin O'Connell
is looking like a winner in his role as a TV analyst and commentator. He is very comfortable in front of a camera, and has a lot to say. And what is so exciting is that he is so articulate.
With so many ex-player's transitioning into the TV booth, and many if not most stinking up the place, it is nice to see one of our own launching what looks to me like a very promising career. Good luck Kevin, and Go Aztecs!