Tuesday, October 05, 2010

An Argument For Prop 23?

I guess, but the writer of this piece in the Orange County Register makes a pretty convoluted case for it by concentrating more on AB32- the law that Prop 23 would suspend- and global warming. Not that I don't think he makes a good case. He just wrote too much. He's not alone in his thinking, either.

What I've found to be missing in the debate over Prop 23 is that passage of Prop 23 doesn't mean individuals and communities can't still pursue alternative energy. If you or your community wish to set up a solar or windmill farm after Prop 23 passes, by all means do so. You simply won't be FORCED to use more expensive energy sources that you might not be able to afford as will likely happen as AB23 is further implemented.

Seems simple enough to me and that's why I'm voting YES on Prop 23.

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At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Last night in the Supervisor debate, Virginia Bass had no idea what Prop 23 was. Fred, I think you're more informed that our future Supervisor.

At 9:54 AM, Blogger julie.strub said...

Hello neighbor! I respect your political opinions and enjoy your blog, but was just wondering if you heard Bass say last night that blogs were a "pox on society". As a blogger myself, I thought that was kind of rude!

At 9:56 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I've run into a number of fairly politically active people that don't know what Prop 23 is about. In fairness to them, with so many initiatives to keep track of nowadays, I can see why.

Still, Prop 23 is the big one for me this November but, again in fairness to them, I'd be hard pressed to tell you what each of the other initiatives are about, other than Prop 19- the pot one.

At 9:57 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

Julie wrote, ...just wondering if you heard Bass say last night that blogs were a "pox on society".

Well, with the exception of yours and mine, aren't they?

At 12:21 PM, Blogger julie.strub said...

and don't forget this one!


(since this mock-up was created, i've started acting more like one of the film critics from the muppets. I've also gay married bonnie neely's daughter)

At 12:28 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

She's Bonnie's daughter?

At 4:37 PM, Blogger julie.strub said...

Nah, i think that humboldtmirror.com actually said bonnie was going to auction off her "dachsund" to be gay married, but that was a little over the top for me.

At 9:11 PM, Anonymous Mr. Nice said...

I read the propositions. Prop. 23 sounds good. I can't find any reason to vote no on these propositions except for 21 and 25.

21... 18 bucks? Out of my pocket into some government black hole? Nope. I'll just contribute via day use at my leisure.

They got to be kidding with 25. If they start doing simple majorities then whatever loony spending plan they got in any given year will pass.

At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fred- if you have stock in big oil, and care not for the future, kids, or helping clean energy get a foothold here, by all means vote yes.
Mobil and Exxon will thank you.
No, not a wacko-enviro, just someone who has worked on this, and knows who is really behind it.
Its bad news except for the greedsters.

At 7:25 AM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

No. It's bad news for everybody if AB23 isn't suspended and we all end up paying 50 to 60% more for electricity as even opponents of Prop 23 admit is likely to happen.


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