Thursday, October 27, 2005

Oscar's Guide for the Special Election

Listen as if there wasn’t a bigger pile of crap than a recall election that gets the terminator elected governor of the State of California…now we have this special election. And it’s quite a pile of crap too.

I’ll make this easy for those for you that don’t like to read my long e-mails.


The special election will be held on November 8th.

For those of you that do like to read my long emails and would like to see MY opinions they are below:

I have issues with the initiative process in general, and this “special election” is one of the main reasons why. However, I won’t get into that right now. Here’s a list of why I, me personally speaking, not on behalf of any organization, or party, or anything, just regular Oscar that you all know and love, or sometimes hate, feel about some of these initiatives specifically.

Since I’m voting "NO" on everything I’m just going to tell you why, to make this e-mail a little shorter. If you want to find out for yourself what the initiatives are about and where to vote etc go here:


No, because this is just another excuse for groups to try to police morality and bring government into private, personal decisions. We have legal abortion in this country, then nothing should impede a woman’s right to chose, no matter what age that woman is. I’m against this one on the principle that I don’t want government telling us how to live our lives and forcing what they think are “family values” on us.

Prop 74

No…They want us to wait to grant public school teachers permanent status? I mean didn’t we have a shortage of teachers? How the hell are we supposed to attract more people into the teaching profession if we are constantly making it harder of everyone to become a teacher? This would affect kids in inner city poor schools like the ones I went too, were teachers are scarce to begin with. NO

Prop 75

No. Employees already have the option to opt out of having their dues used for political contributions. This only applies to public employee unions, teachers, cops, firefighters. This doesn’t apply to corporations, this doesn’t apply to other professional, or workers unions. Why single out one entity? I will tell you why, because they pissed off the Governor, this is just political retaliation masquerading as some “real change” bullshit the Governor is throwing at us. NO

Prop 76

No? Do you want to give the Governor more power than he already has? From what I remember in my high school government and civics classes, we have checks and balances for a purpose, to make sure one groups doesn’t abuse power over the other. The legislature has the power of the purse (meaning control of the money) the Governor has the power of veto. It’s that simple. Now the governor wants more power. Someone should tell the governor and the supporters of this measure, that this isn’t communist China, or some monarchy, or totalitarian regime. We live in the USA where our officials are supposed to work for the people, which is why we have a representative legislature.
I digress…NO a big FAT NO on this one.

Prop 77

No - Redistricting, while we might need a change, this is not the way to do it. I wouldn’t trust the general public to know the complexities of how to redistrict. This puts the power in the hands of fewer people and that’s bad…nuff said.

Prop78 and Prop 79

No, anytime there are to conflicting propositions, then it’s a sure sign that they are both wrong. No.

Prop 80

No. Public utilities policy is crazy enough. Energy policy is complicated and you want to leave it up to the voters to decide energy policy? That’s the stupidest idea I ever heard. How many people even understand the language in this bill? Not too many. Another NO

There it is…don’t forget to vote on November 8th, get out there RAZA and vote.

BTW, you don't have to agree with me, and I'm not imposing anything on anyone, I would just like to reiterate that these are my opinions. I am in no way telling any of you that you have to share your opinions with me.

Rock on,