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Wednesday, May. 20, 2009 3:39 AM

California voters have rejected 5 out of 6 measures in yesterday's special election. The only one to pass was Proposition 1F, which bars legislators from taking pay raises during a deficit.

That last item sounds sensible, but isn't this really a common sense principle that we shouldn't have to codify in law? And, since there's nothing to limit the size of those raises, can you guess what will happen if it's not a deficit year?

Governor Schwarzenegger and legislators argue that they needed these six measures so they can do their job. But the measures weren't tools to enhance accountability, but force legislators to make decisions - again, something they are expected to do without hand-holding.

Try doing something other than thumbing your noses at each other for six months, and maybe the voters will be more receptive. As it stands now, we're quickly closing on the end of the 2009 fiscal year - which means the budget dance begins anew.

Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) has a novel argument against global warming - CO2 is harmless because it's in your Coca-Cola.

Barton goes on to say that 'there's nobody that's ever been admitted to a hospital because of CO2 poisoning.'

Does this dunderhead even understand the basic concepts here? Forget the global warming aspects - workers at facilities that have storage silos or large tanks deal with the dangers of carbon dioxide and nitrous dioxide.

It is most certainly not 'harmless.' In sufficient quantities, it can kill you.

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Brin aka Bindyree - 2009-05-20 15:32:44
Sounds like Joe Barton would be perfect to spearhead the movement to ban Dihydrogen Monoxide!