Thursday, February 28, 2013
If you haven't been following the headlines lately, you might have missed the odd news item about lunatic dictator and Mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg deciding to trample on his citizens rights in new and unusually cruel ways.
His latest campaign? To stop people from drinking larger-sized sugary soft drinks.
He is in the process of banning the sale of soft drinks in larger than 16 ounce cups.
In fact, pizza restaurants can no longer sell their patrons soda in a two liter bottle.
This is going to disrupt pizza night for large families.
This is uncharted territory when it comes to Nanny State government. Not even King George of England -- a cruel and oppressive tyrant -- ever tried to tell Americans what size of beverage they were allowed to enjoy.
Someone has to put their foot down and remind Mayor Bloomberg that he is not a dictator with totalitarian powers. He is an employee of the People of New York, and has no such powers as he is declaring himself to have as of March 12th, when the ban goes into effect.
So...how does one stop this petty tyranny by a micro-dictator?
There are two specific options.
1. Find a local Sheriff willing to arrest Bloomberg and charge him with criminal violations.
2. Get the business world to fight back.
Coca Cola is one of the largest and most influential corporations in the world, with an annual profit of about 11 billion dollars.
In response to this nonsensical tyranny by Mayor Bloomberg, Coca Cola should announce that -- due to the aggression against them by local government -- they will no longer be selling their products in New York City.
Sure, it would cost Coca Cola a few coins to do this, but they could take the hit.
Besides, it would only be temporary.
Most people crazy about their product would simply drive to New Jersey or Connecticut to buy it there. Sales in those states of their product would skyrocket. And the local taxes produced by those sales would go to New Jersey or Connecticut...not to the lunatic strongman social engineer in New York City.
In fact, more and more companies should do this.
I encourage every company in America to fight back.
Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Dr. Pepper should all join in on the Bloomberg battle.
Starve any city that tries to destroy you.
Make them feel the heat of their political lunacy.
After a few months of having to commute to load up on soft drinks, the citizens of New York will probably be mad enough to set Bloombergs office on fire.
And then, you will never have to deal with this nonsense again.
So...what say you, Coca-Cola?
Will you continue to let the tail wag the dog?
Or will you show Bloomberg who is boss?
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
There isn't much left for me to say about the upcoming City election on March 5th.
The Mayoral contest leaves most voters with a sick feeling in their stomach, as there is no real, true leader to vote for. It has become a contest of pandering between entrenched corrupt politicians to see who can bribe the unions and government employees with the most loot in order to receive their votes.
Wendy Greuel seems to be winning that battle. Most likely she and Eric Garcetti will be in the runoff.
Will either of them make a great Mayor?
They will continue the Socialist looting festival that has taken place for years under the "leadership" of vile degenerate Antonio Villaraigosa.
Corrupt unions and government employees will be enriched. City services will be cut and reduced...and eventually the City will file for bankruptcy when their behavior causes a lack of interest among financiers in loaning them money to continue their pyramid-scheme bookkeeping.
I wrote in a previous blog post that this March election is going to produce "an even more wretched hive of scum and villainy at City Hall".
Yeah, that about sums it up.
If you thought the last eight years were bad, you are about to experience a whole new level of pain.
We are about to board the express elevator to hell.
And the bureaucrats keep pressing the "close door" button.
They can't wait to get started.
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Something I had thought to be impossible 2 years ago -- Wendy Greuel winning the Mayors Race -- has not only gone from unlikely to possible, but her latest efforts have improved her chances and recently sent her into the realm of "difficult to defeat".
Wendy Greuel has been pandering hard to the major unions -- which have a big hand in deciding these City elections. Wendy seems to want to promise them the moon, and being union members, they will be glad to take it -- just as long as taxpayers continue to foot the bill. It's an ugly mating dance, but one that must happen if you seek to be the next Mayor of Los Angeles.
Greuels opponents have already made some costly errors. The team that manages the Greuel campaign bought up all the space on the slate mailers that get sent out to hundreds of thousands of voters.
I made the mistake of ignoring the slate mailers in 2010 and lost my election in the primary. In 2012, I paid for the mailers and won my primary easily, doubling up the nearest competitors in my party.
In the 2012 primaries, Carmen Trutanich allowed Jackie Lacey to buy up the slots on the mailers promoting her candidacy for District Attorney. Guess who won the primary and the general election? That's right -- Jackie Lacey.
Greuel is also running television ads, which are airing without response from most of the competition.
Based on her efforts and the lack of response from others, I am revising my predictions for June 5th:
If any of the other campaigns implode in the next two weeks, Wendy could win it all on March 5th without a runoff.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Will I be voting to elect a female Latina to become the next President in 2016?
I'm not sure, but the prospect intrigues me.
Many in the GOP are desperate to find someone who can compete with an anticipated Hillary Clinton candidacy in 2016.
I think Governor Susana Martinez of New Mexico could flip a bunch of voters in her own state and make it go red.
She could also flip a bunch of female and Democratic voters who are not fans of Hillary.
For what it's worth...I don't think our candidate will be either Chris Christie or Marco Rubio, two early favorites at this moment for 2016, as listed by most media.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Yesterday was not only the 102nd anniversary of Ronald Reagans birth, but it was also the 28th Anniversary of this State of The Union Speech he delivered to Congress at the start of his second term as President.
Memo to Mr. Obama: This is how you do it.