Friday, November 7, 2008

Barack Giveth, Arnold Taketh Away

To be accurate, it's what President-elect Obama proposes to give (to the middle and working classes in California) that Gov. Schwarzenegger proposes to take away (from everyone in California). Seriously, an over 9% sales tax? This gives people an incentive to buy on the Internet, especially those who fail to report their use taxes on their state tax returns. Disclosure: I begrudgingly paid use taxes in the past and will probably do so in the future, so no loophole tax dodging for me! Argh!

Also, Prop 8 (the anti-gay marriage one) passed, so essentially some human persons in California can marry while others just had their right taken away. My tinfoil hat says that Prop 8 provides a precedent to extending the rights of those attaining "personhood," so interspecies marriages would also be illegal in California. It's a sad day for theoretical sapient robots, intelligent aliens, and reptilian humanoids alike - as well as humans...I guess.

Anyhow, that's the state of the State of California. At least I can enjoy the fireworks at the McCain campaign, with staffers throwing Gov. Palin under the rejuvenated Straight Talk Express. If I can acquire a time machine (from my future interstellar wife, of course), I'll be sure to change the 2000 GOP primary.

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