I do try to keep up. The last lunatic I saw on a US news programme was a chinese official in San Francisco, who is pushing to ban Pepsi. Probably got a back hander from Coca Cola to do away with the competition.
From what I've read of California & SF they've become totally detached from reality. They really should be cut loose from normal, decent people, because you can't call the people who keep voting for these lunatics, although they're lunatics who know exactly what they're doing, normal.
We have more than our fair share of, know what they're doing lunatics, here. How about we do a swap our lunatics for your normal, then they can all be coralled in Cali & SF.
I read an article that a woman in California, wants smoking banned in the complex she lives because the SHS seeping through the walls has caused her grandson to develop asthma, this woman was built like a tank. Now what's funny was a couple of days later a woman of similar build was having her nails done, in the same state, and was charged an extra $5 in case she broke the chair, the cry went up discrimination against fat people. So I'm just wondering if the first tank woman will be leading the protests when someome calls for fat people to be evicted/banned from housing because they put on a strain on the foundations, it's bound to happen because the campaign against fat people has started in earnest, courtesy of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, they've cut back on anti-smoking funds & putting it all into anti-fat. I don't mean to be nasty but I really hopes this happens it might just alert the masses to the malignant social engineers that has infected society worldwide, plus to give tubby, complaining non-smokers a taste of their own medicine. Only complaining ones though, the others I have much sympathy for them of what they've got to come.
You are doing a stellar job of trying to keep track of the insanity in the US... there is just so much of it going on now, the public backlash in November is going to be spectacular. I look forward to hearing the November 3 news stories on how America threw another "temper tantrum".
Here's one you didn't mention... in Los Angeles recently, a new school was opened. It cost $600 million. For the building. It is an architechtural showcase.
This shows their complete detatchment from reality... they could have built ten $60 million schools, or 20 $30 million schools, or 100 $6 million schools... then they complain that we aren't spending enough on education. This is the normal operating status in California.
I rather like the idea of trading your nutters for some of our normals. We could plant them ALL in California, then start praying for The Big One, the San Adreas Fault earthquake that's supposed to drop California into the Pacific Ocean.
Or we could just sort of keep them there as a museum to study the oddities of liberal insanity.
Do you know what is really bugging the "normals" in the US to the point where the Sleeping Giant has awakened again? The simple fact that "progressives" are being exposed as neo-Feudalists, who want to draw all power to a centralized government authority where we serfs can all be controlled by our intellectual "betters". This neo-Feudalist attitude has been showing up in so many ways in the way Obama, Pelosi, and Reid speak down to us, and that simply is NOT the way to speak to a group of Americans. The more they try to explain how they want government to "help" us, the angrier the people get. Like the Aussie "normals" (not their nutters who surfaced recently), we are an extremely self-reliant lot, and dispise government interference. That is where the Obama Administration is seriously miscalculating.
We're starting to understand that Marx, Engles, etc basically sanded the patent number off of Medieval Feudalism, prettied it up with modernistic language, and sold it as a "new" idea, when it's basically the same OLD idea of turning whatever is valuable over to a centralized authority for redistribution. When people claim that this kind of idea is "progressive", all I can do is fall on my arse laughing.
A trend of calling socialistic ideas "neo-Feudalist" is starting to catch on here in the US. Maybe we can get our intellectual "betters" to stand down, or realize that they ARE talking about Feudalism, or at least be a little ashamed of themselves. They're already ashamed to call themselves "liberals"... we've accomplished that much. But they just swapped out for the word "progressive". "Progressive" has already been nailed as a subsitution for "socialist" by our radio talk shows. Calling it neo-Feudalism is the next step. Word is spreading fast.
Seizing Congress in November isn't going to completely solve our problems here, but the fact is that in the US, it is the Congress, not the President, who holds the nation's purse strings. We are looking forward to a lot of Obama's little ideas getting their funding cut... congressional candidates running on that point have been winning in polling in double-digit spreads.