Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Trump Arrives in California

California Republicans have been dwindling in numbers comprising out most one quarter of the electorate in the State. They may have a chance to pick the next presidential nominee as Donald Trump's growing juggernaut arrives.

It wasn't very long ago that the Trump escapade looked just like that, a circus that included more snide remarks then competent policy.

The fresh, no-nonsense attitude, and the perceived disconnect from years in politics has scored well with most Republicans. Despite what the political elite in the party wished for, the voters thinking of something different.

At this point there doesn't appear to be any stop being the potential of Presidential  nominee Donald Trump. Whether do you can win or not is the only question left to answer.

Adult Use of Marijuana Act to hit Ballot

The nov 8th ballot might (seems likely now) to include the Adult Use of Marijuana Act . The measure would allow adults ages 21 and up to possess, transport and use up to an ounce of marijuana for recreational purposes and grow as many as six plants.

Enough signatures were collected to put the measure on the ballot. (Currently sitting at over 600,000.)

The balance here is the lost 'war on drugs'. Now, lead by Colorado, governments realize the revenue potential of legalize small quantities of the drug. A 15% tax is anticipated to be pegged on sales.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Could it be Trump?

The fracturing in the Republican Party over the past eight years as come to a head. Without any competent front runner, the party seems to be slated to pick, of all nominees, Donald Trump.

What seemed impossible only months ago how seems destined for reality. The ones bankrupt Trump is more known for his lucrative business deals and B-celebrity status, then he is for any form of political acumen.

That doesn't seem to be stopping voters. In fact it's working to his advantage. What's disconcerting about the whole enterprise is quite simply his rhetoric. the 'fresh attitude' needed in Washington is going points with prospective voters, but his inability to display common sense and common courtesy to his rivals could I will be his undoing. How he seems to continue  to garner support despite is at times immature commentary, speaks volumes about voters, but also speaks volumes about the state of the Republican Party.

One thing is absolutely for certain, after this has all blown over there will be a complete overhaul of the Party.