Think about this. It’s STILL true.
This is almost as bad as the taxi association guy in Chicago who threatened to out local gay alderman if they voted to let Uber operate within the city.
The taxi guys (not the drivers for the most part) are used to getting their way. They are used to cozy relationships with city halls all across America. What they aren’t used to is market presure to increase the value of their service for their customers. Now, after years of neglect the taxi guys are complaining. Sorry guys.
I am personally on the record as agreeing with this sentiment. Legalization of cannabis nationally and then the state to state regulation of pot is the Constitutional position. It is the limited government position. There should be no federal prohibition of marijuana.
This is about right.
Well, the stakes are high for the teacher’s unions. California is a place where teachers get a particularly sweet deal and hold considerable political sway. But the union guy for the job, Tom Torlakson, is being beaten by a charter school advocate, Marshall Tuck. Both men are Dems, but Tuck could be a change agent and the unions fear him.
Boy, you know you are in California when the “conservative” candidate (Tuck) has received money from Michael Bloomberg.
This guy, a West Point grad and veteran by the way, was just found not guilty of failing to comply with an officer’s order. Congratulations Mr. Buehler. Keep the cameras rolling. This takes guts.
I was just in San Francisco and prices and rents are INSANE. The city will not allow any new development and as such the hyper-liberal city is home nearly exclusively to the rich.
There are exceptions. There is a huge homeless population. But for those with mailing addresses the cost of living is astronomical. This is common in many “liberal” cities. Why is this?
|Thomas F. Steyer||$73,725,000|
|J. Joe Ricketts||$4,870,000|
|Richard E. Uihlein||$4,235,000|
|Robert C. McNair||$3,500,000|
|Warren A. Stephens/Stephens Inc.||$3,035,000|
|James H. Simons||$3,000,000|
|Kenneth C. Griffin||$2,825,000|
|Joseph W. Craft III||$2,625,000|
|Seth A. Klarman||$2,600,000|
|B. Wayne Hughes Sr.||$2,500,000|
|Kenneth W. Davis Jr.||$2,458,911|
|Ronnie Cameron/Mountaire Corp.||$2,350,000|
|John W. Childs||$2,165,000|
|S. Donald Sussman||$2,025,000|
|Charles G. Koch||$2,000,000|
|David H. Koch||$2,000,000|
|Amy Goldman Fowler||$1,999,760|
|George M. Marcus||$1,750,000|
|Herbert M. Sandler||$1,700,000|
|Jon L. Stryker||$1,625,000|
|Anne Getty Earhart||$1,600,000|
|Ronald M. Firman||$1,476,620|
|Daniel S. Loeb||$1,250,000|
|Robert B. Rowling/TRT Holdings||$1,200,000|
|Ian M. Cumming||$1,025,000|
|Julian H. Robertson Jr.||$1,012,000|
|Clarence L. Werner||$1,000,000|
Source: Federal Election Commission
By Christopher Schnaars, USA TODAY
Say what you want about Nader, but the guy isn’t bought and sold. And for someone who has made his life in Washington DC that is saying one heck of a lot.
I had forgotten all about Bill Ackman and his crony crusade against Herbalife. As I remember it was a pissing contest between two investment big shots and Ackman thought he could get his friends in government to take the company down.
Not that there is any love for Herbalife here, but it’s good to see that this particular crony capitalist is being handed his lunch.