Friday, May 15, 2009


California scheming

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger -- who once was a Milton Friedman/National Review-reading conservative, but who's "grown" in office to very much resemble the liberal he deposed -- wants to sell the Los Angeles Coliseum, San Quentin State Prison, the Orange County Fairgrounds and other state properties to raise cash "amid the state's growing fiscal crisis" (LA Times, 14 March 2009).

To wit:

Sale of the properties, to be included in the governor's revised budget plan today, would raise between $600 million and $1 billion, although it would not provide financial relief for two to five years, according to the proposal.

If I could bend Gov. A'nold's for just five minutes, I'd clue him in on the perfect solution to his state's money woes: sell California to Mexico.

California is poised to become a de facto Mexican state within the next 20 years, so why shouldn't Mexico be placed on an official hook for California's budget woes and social problems?!

That said, just think what kind of politically correct goodwill Gov. A'nold would get from the world community if he sold, er, returned California to Mexico, thus undoing another vestige of so-called American imperialism.

He'd be a shoo-in for the next Nobel Peace Prize, and he might never again have to answer for his terrible performance in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines again.

You think I'm kidding, but I ain't ...

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