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Sunday, April 05, 2009

It Didn't Take Long -- Strickland Fail on Renewable Energy

Marie Lakin at the Ventura County Star pointed out that it didn't take long for State Senator Tony Strickland to not be so green after all. The erstwhile "renewable energy businessman" failed to vote on renewable energy legislation last Tuesday. I guess it wasn't that important unless he's running for office. Worse yet, as Lakin points out, it wasn't so important for his "green" business.



Blogger The defender of uteri said...


4/06/2009 12:38 AM  
Blogger Don McDermott said...

Finally, we have a stealthy and principled Christian Oaks district senator vote by not voting.

4/06/2009 6:32 AM  
Anonymous Too late for regrets said...

too bad the Dems didn't allow a stronger, less polarizing candidate to run. This guy should never have gotten to first base.

4/06/2009 7:29 AM  
Blogger jqb said...

HBJ was a strong candidate, but too many foolish voters believed Strickland's blatant and obvious lies.

4/06/2009 9:44 AM  
Blogger Bill Carson said...

In a contest between the lesser of two evils, Strickland wins every time. The last thing we need in this economy is another tax-and-spend Dem.

4/06/2009 9:34 PM  
Anonymous Spend and Tax Democrats said...

You got it backwards, Carson. it is "Spend and Tax" Democrats, not the other way around.

Tax and spend almost sounds like fiscal responsibility these days that spend first and then find a way to pay for it later, and later and later.

Those public employee unions are squalling hungry mouths to feed. They get fed first to shut them up and then they go looking for tax dollars later. Can you spell municipal bankruptcy? Which may be the exact medicine this sickness needs.

4/07/2009 9:14 AM  
Blogger Don McDermott said...

HBJ was polarizing only to the far right. HBJ should have won and would have won if it were not for misleading statements from candidate Strickland and surrogates such as those coming from "Too late for regrets." Rehashing this Strickland/HBJ contest feeds my ongoing paranoia about stealthy candidates.

Bill Carson; I guess the distinction between the lesser of the two evils is that at least democrats will be honest and tax to pay for the spending. The top 1% doesn't really do much more work than the rest of us so why shouldn't they pay more tax.

I know PBS is probably considered far too left for you to watch but this Frontline segment >>> <<< is only an hour long and perhaps you would endure viewing it. It contains conservative Newt Gingrich and Senator Judd Gregg interviews. It also describes the irrational "starve the beast" conservative strategy as well as our "entitlement" contributions to the problems that we are dealing with today. It is a balanced and interesting segment.

4/07/2009 10:10 AM  

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