Actual photo of Larson doing research in 1957.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


..."No" to all the California propositions on Tuesday's ballot. If you have to cave in on anything, then vote "Yes" only on Prop 1F (which keeps elected officials from making money in a budget jam).  Besides, there should already be a "rainy day fund" money from Props 57 and 58 a couple of years ago (fat chance). Politicians have to start budgeting like the rest of the real world does... make it zero-based and cut the stuff that doesn't matter. The latest plans have too many loopholes, too. Enough of the scare tactics to try to move voters to keep embracing tax increases. A couple of weeks ago, the people of Chula Vista wised up and defeated a sales tax increase. Time to wake up and realize what's up with the current crop of props.

SPEAKING OF SCARE TACTICS: Nice timing for a moderate quake tonight in So Cal (click on QUAKE TRACKER in the column at right for details). Betting that some pols will use seismic jitters to remind us how dumping the propositions on Tuesday will result in no police and fire safety...especially in times of horrible earthquakes. Uh huh.