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California stinks, say CEOs. Hey, what do they know?
Orange Punch, The Orange County Register political commentary blog ^ | 5-9-2012 | Mark Landsbaum

Posted on 05/09/2012 11:30:03 AM PDT by Mark Landsbaum

For the eighth year in a row California is ranked at the absolute bottom of 50 states for business, according to Chief Executive magazine.

What do they know? The esteemed Gov. Jerry Brown says California’s just swell for business.

Well, OK, Jerry isn’t and hasn’t been a CEO and this is an annual poll of chief executive officers who run actual businesses. He’s a politician and a “progressive.” Did we mention it’s been eight years in a row that California finished dead last? ...

(Excerpt) Read more at orangepunch.ocregister.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; History; Politics
KEYWORDS: 2012; california; corruption; democrats; democratutopia; economy; europe; greece; liberals; progressives; socialism; socialistdemocrats; taxcheatparty; taxes

1 posted on 05/09/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT by Mark Landsbaum
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To: Mark Landsbaum
California stinks

So does your business model of blogpimping.

2 posted on 05/09/2012 11:31:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mark Landsbaum

I’m surprised the “Moonbeam” didn’t say it was because those CEOs are “racist”!


3 posted on 05/09/2012 11:34:10 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: Mark Landsbaum

“Progressive” means progressing rapidly to hell.


4 posted on 05/09/2012 11:56:38 AM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: humblegunner

Bwahahaha! Nice one!


5 posted on 05/09/2012 12:04:14 PM PDT by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: humblegunner
"Tell me that don't stink!"

-Jeff Foxworthy

6 posted on 05/09/2012 12:07:14 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Mark Landsbaum

I’m glad you posted your article. Good article on what is happening in CA as well as other parts of the world.

As for the comments of “blog pimping” - who appointed them the gatekeepers?


7 posted on 05/09/2012 12:17:12 PM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman
I’m glad you posted your article.

It's not posted, it's excerpted. You can't read it on Free Republic even though the "author" wants to benefit from FR's traffic.

You didn't notice this?

8 posted on 05/09/2012 12:26:03 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Mark Landsbaum

I know for a fact that Fluor Corp., Northrup Grumann, and Fidelity National Financial left California.

Each was a major top tier firm in its field, had corp. hq. in California, and they moved corp. hq. to another state, outside the grasp of California tax collectors and regulators.

When this occurs, the firm will usually NOT tell the entire truth in public, because they want to retain thei California business customers.

But privately they will tell the truth, going to a more business friendly state.

These decisions aren’t reached overnight. I know for a fact that Fluor was concerned about the CA location for many years, because clients complained about costs.

Fluor Corp. from Aliso Viejo CA to Irving TX.

Northrup Grumann from Century City CA to Falls Church VA

Fidelity National Financial from Santa Barbara CA to Jacksonville FL


9 posted on 05/09/2012 12:27:08 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: Mark Landsbaum

The Detroitification of an entire state proceeds apace....


10 posted on 05/09/2012 12:30:08 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: NEWwoman

humblegunner is FRs self appointed blog pimping community watch captain


11 posted on 05/09/2012 12:31:43 PM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: NEWwoman

Attacking people for posting interesting articles from blogs is apparently judged to be more important than attracting people who actually want to spend time on Free Republic. Talk about your dumb business models.


12 posted on 05/09/2012 12:35:56 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: humblegunner

Can you explain why some here on FR do not like blog pimping?

I’m not trying to be difficult or negative - I just don’t understand what harm it might do.


13 posted on 05/09/2012 12:51:16 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Mark Landsbaum
I have never understood why Jews, black folks and Christians can vote Democrat and not be conflicted.

I am incredulous that California voters actually voted again for the moron Brown...but there he is.
14 posted on 05/09/2012 1:05:52 PM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. population are now the slaves of all taxing bodies in the country.)
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To: ladyjane
Can you explain why some here on FR do not like blog pimping

It's just considered rude to use FR (a "free" forum) to drive hits to your blog.

Me? I don't lose sleep over it, but there are some self-appointed FR monitors who do.

There's also plenty of FR monitors who wring their hands over the fact that somehow, somewhere, there's an FR post with a misspelling or grammatical error that NEEDS to be corrected. And the sooner the better. :-)

15 posted on 05/09/2012 1:17:40 PM PDT by wbill
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To: ladyjane

“Can you explain why some here on FR do not like blog pimping?”

I’ll let our esteemed Admin Moderator answer that:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2722423/posts

I can line it out pretty well, but I tend toward terseness.


16 posted on 05/09/2012 2:02:18 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: NEWwoman

It’s spam, in this case.


17 posted on 05/09/2012 2:05:52 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido

I look for two things when I see a blog excerpted by the author. 1) Is the Posting History full of #1 posts? 2) Does the poster ever respond to FReepers?

Landsbaum badly fails both tests. I don’t know why he’s still allowed to post threads.


18 posted on 05/09/2012 2:12:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: humblegunner

Just a hunch, but I’ll bet you’re actually helping to drive traffic to all of the blogs you complain about. I think you’re making people curious.

Ironic, that.


19 posted on 05/09/2012 5:33:25 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: humblegunner; Mark Landsbaum
blogpimping.

It's an article in the Orange County Register, which is a newspaper. Dot com edition. Not exactly a blog.

The poster may be the author, but he excerpted the article like any other Freeper would do.

20 posted on 05/09/2012 5:40:24 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Well, the thing is that this particular pimp hides behind
the OC Register’s excerpt requirements. You’ll never see
me admonishing him to post the full content.

This is a pimp of a different stripe, but a pimp all the same.

You’ll note that his article history shows he only posts his
own material here. This indicates that he is using Free Republic
as an advertising platform, part of his “business model”:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:marklandsbaum/index?tab=articles

You see, he does not participate in the forum other than to
post his own material, hoping for a few free clicks from FReepers.

His comment history bears this out as well:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:marklandsbaum/index?tab=comments

Definitely a pimp and well deserving of scorn.


21 posted on 05/10/2012 4:22:45 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
You see, he does not participate in the forum other than to post his own material, hoping for a few free clicks from FReepers. His comment history bears this out as well

Well, I'll be damned. That's despicable. I withdraw my complaint.

Carry on, sir.

22 posted on 05/10/2012 5:38:03 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: NEWwoman
I guess we are giving these self appointed blog pimp police the attention they crave. Instead we could be talking about the issues posted in this article
23 posted on 05/19/2012 7:31:00 AM PDT by Democrat_media (China is destroying all our jobs and manufacturing ability. China makes everything.)
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To: Democrat_media

It is a distraction when so much is at stake.

BTW - I see one of the pimp police has been suspended.


24 posted on 05/19/2012 8:04:25 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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