Some poor schmuck made the assertation that AB 1634, which is the mandatory spay neuter bill in the State of California was the fault of the Democrats and their big government mentality and that the Republicans are all for personal responsibilty. So away I went:
What a steaming pile of horse crap.
Itâ€™s not about big government, itâ€™s about issues. Turn off Fox. If there werenâ€™t thousands of dogs being picked up by the dog catchers, if there werenâ€™t numerous cases of dog maulings by intact animals, this wouldnâ€™t be an issue. San Francisco has had two high profile maulings in the last few years. One was the lacrosse coach, the other was the boy killed by the family dogs while his mother grocery shopped. If the owners of these dogs had been responsible, no one would be calling for any laws and I wouldnâ€™t have to punish Jackie Spieirs every other week.
If people would take personal responsibility for their actions, legislation would not even be considered. Personal responsibility extends all the way to the White House. Karl Rove hides emails that tell the real truth about the laws heâ€™s broken. He needs to be a man step up to the plate and take responsibility. Mr. I donâ€™t Recall needs to step up to the plate and take responsibility. Even Bush recalls meetings that Gonzalez didnâ€™t recall. Either heâ€™s a moron or a liar. Either way he shouldnâ€™t be the AG. Republicans need to walk the walk if theyâ€™re going to talk the talk.
The natural extension of this is to ask why arenâ€™t people taking responsibility for their actions? The answer to this is two fold and goes straight back to the Reagan Administration. The first is education. The Reagan Administration made monstrous cuts to education and health care in this country, and now, weâ€™re a country of moronic sheep. But we pay less taxes. Whoopie! The second is the attitude that came from that era of Me, Me, Me. No one but the Reagan Administration can be blamed for that. Everyone wants whatâ€™s theirs but no one wants to contribute to the greater good. He wasnâ€™t the Great White Hope. He is why I step over homeless guys every day on the way to work. He is why a mentally deranged young man never got the help he needed. As a society we need a safety net because people slip through. Reagan cut taxes and everyone was jumping for joy, but the average California driver spends $850 a year for damage to their car from potholes. Personally, Iâ€™d rather give the government that $850 and have the pave the freaking road properly. Iâ€™d rather spend a little money and not step over stinking sleeping crazy guys on the street every day on the way to work. Prior to 1980, did anyone see a bum on the street outside of NYC or Santa Barbara? Beyond the town bum, no, not to the extent that itâ€™s a problem today. Look at the percentage of the population thatâ€™s ferreted away in prison in this country. Did it cross anyoneâ€™s mind that their may be a correlation between the poor state of education in the country and mental health services and the number of people in the can? We have to spend the money, itâ€™s part of being a society. Spend it avoiding the problem or spend it dealing with the problem.
If people took care of their pets and did what theyâ€™re supposed to and trained them and fixed the ones that werenâ€™t breeding material, and knew the difference, these laws wouldnâ€™t see the light of day. If people took responsibility for their actions, we wouldnâ€™t have ever seen a three strikes law.
Civil rights and personal choice being the bastion of the Republican Party? Only when itâ€™s convenient for the Republicans. Why is this government mucking around with issues like abortion and gay marriage? There are two issues that go straight up party lines. Quite honestly the right wing Christian bullcrap thatâ€™s coming from these guys will probably cost me my life. My father is a Parkinsonâ€™s patient. Four of his siblings succumbed to the disease, yet this boneheaded President is stalling stem cell research. So while the Christian right wing pushes their agenda, based on 2000 year old writings onto the entire country, Iâ€™m looking forward to drooling on my shirt because Parkinsonâ€™s wonâ€™t be solved in my lifetime. Iâ€™m thinking about having to eat only sandwiches in my senior years since I wonâ€™t be able to hold a fork. How is that less government? How is telling some queen in San Francisco that he canâ€™t get married less government? If the Republicans really wanted less government, then they wouldnâ€™t care if Harry wed Salvadore.
And letâ€™s turn for a moment to Arnold. For those of you who donâ€™t live in the Golden State, Arnie has had a tough time here. Hereâ€™s a little known piece of information. He called Uncle Teddy the night of his win and asked â€œnow what do I do?â€ Teddy told him to follow his heart and that he would do fine. Arnold didnâ€™t do that and got his butt kicked in his little special election. Unlike the Bush regime who also just got their butt kicked, and still doesnâ€™t get it, Arnold listened to the people of the State of California and came back to the middle, where his roots really are. Things are getting done in California now. I donâ€™t agree with everything he does, but a conservative friend of mine was in my office just yesterday complaining about Arnold. I say if everyone is a little happy and a little not, heâ€™s doing a good job.
And turn off Fox news and go get some facts.
Tomorrow I’ll be in Sacramento at BodyTribe Fitness hopefully breaking the record for my age class. This mornings weigh in:
It’s been a good week with the exception of the stomach BS that’s been dogging me since Sunday. I seem to be on the rebound, so hopefully I’ll be in full swing tomorrow.