Skip to comments.CHP begins arresting protestors at Capitol (CTA members pushing for tax hikes on the 'rich')
Posted on 05/09/2011 8:59:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
The California Highway Patrol has begun arresting protesters at the Capitol, after warning about 65 to leave the building after its 6 p.m. closing.
The daylong protest, organized by the California Teachers Association, drew about 1,000 protesters for various activities. About 150 moved into the rotunda in late afternoon, and some of them refused to leave at closing time.
Mike Parker, a community college teacher who expected to be arrested, said the protest is to provide a "moral witness...What's happening in this society is totally out of kilter," he said.
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Moral witness? What a maroon!
What, exactly, does he mean by “moral witness”?
I remember America ...
....they are taxing “the rich” in Ca.
And the state is still broke.
Anyone that does not get a 100K pension after retirement at age 53 is a rich person in Kalifornia.
They probably took them out for donuts and coffee.
OMG, these people are so fning stupid. I saw a hand made sign on the news that stated there’s plenty of money in CA, but it’s all in the hands of the rich. I work in public education, and I simply can’t believe just how plain moronic these people are - and, they’re teacher our children too. 30+ years of democrat control of CA means nothing to these people, and they simply want more of the same thing. Insanity reigns supreme here. I guess the fact that the CA economy has nose dived due to a huge exodus of businesses because of the toxic business environment never enters into their pea brains.
Parker is quite right - things are out of kilter. But the poor sole has no idea what the natural balance really is. He is clueless as so many in government employment are. They have this notion that their existence can be preserved irrespective of our hardship.
When the Capital building is trashed, remember, Its for the children
We just got back from LA. It’s the land of concrete, asphalt and graffiti. No thanks.
As if the entire country isn't....lol
Sounds like you had a bad tour guide.
Most of them just stinking pinkos.
Yeah, big cities tend to be like that.
Ya gotta love it.
I lived there for 30 years and apparently never found a good tour guide.
>.Sounds like you had a bad tour guide.<<
No, the LA area has some nice places, but they are more and more just oases. It’s not worth it.
My name is _________ and I live at _________. I am expressing my desire to increase our state taxes for the sole purpose of funding education. Please consider supporting any legistlation which will lead to helping our schools finance the education of the students in the state of California.
The handount also provided the name, address and phone number of the local state legislators.
Unbelievable...the state is in dire fiscal straits, people are losing their jobs and their homes, and the CTA wants teachers to ask their legislators to increase taxes "for the sole purpose of funding education." The gall of those people is simply amazing.
The poor and middle class reg cars too.
That’s one of the proposed hikes in taxes on the rich.
Actually the wealthy reg their cars in Oregon.
The sooner the public education system implodes the better for the nation.
So you must have missed Beverly Hills, UCLA, the Santa Monica Palisades, the surf at Malibu and the towering cliffs of Zuma. You missed the beauty of Malibu Canyon and the remoteness of Topanga Canyon. You didn't take Mullholland Drive on a winding tour of the Santa Monica Mountains with its spectacular simultaneous view of the Valley and the Westside and then return at night for an even more spectacular view. You missed Griffith Park, the Zoo, and the Observatory. You didn't spend an afternoon in Chavez Ravine and Dodger Stadium. You didn't take a walk in the Verdugo Hills above Glendale or drive among the beautiful homes there. No one told you about the Angeles National Forest and the drive to Mt. Wilson. You never ventured out to the San Gabriel Valley, or hiked the Santa Susana Mountains above the San Fernando Valley. You didn't pass through Santa Clarita or go to Six Flags Magic Mountain. If you went for a picnic to Agua Dulce to see the otherworldly stone spires of Vaquez Rocks State Park, or took photographs of the spring wildflowers above Lancaster, or watched the desert sunrise along the Pearblossom highway you would still be in Los Angeles County.
If all you saw was concrete, asphalt and graffiti, then you had to go out of your way to NOT see most of greater Los Angeles. I grew up in Southern California but now I live in a peaceful little valley among vineyards in Northern California. I don't miss the traffic and the crowds and the crime. It's rue that my hometown is is not what it used to be. Still, LA is a an awe-inspiring beautiful place. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your visit, but I'm left wondering what exactly you did there.
I used to visit LA a lot. Heck, I’ve lived in Anaheim, when there was an orange orchard a block from our home. Part of my problem is that it is not as it was. Keep in mind I feel the same way about Seattle, where I’ve lived all of my adult life.
And what you mention is the oases I was referring to. But the problem now can be summed up in one word: Traffic. I simply do not have the time to try to get to all those places within the area because of the congestion. I just wanted out of there. We got that feeling the last time we went there (we usually fly into Burbank) and swore we’d never go back, but a close friend’s daughter was graduating from college. We really tried to “get out” but nothing on your list was worth it.
I only survive in Seattle because, having lived here for decades, I know the back ways, secret parking, and times to go. It makes it more palatable. LA really has nothing for us other than pretty authentic Mexican food.
But then, I pretty much feel the same way about the Chicago Megalopolis, for similar reasons. And Newark? Double yuk. I’m just really tired of heavily blue counties and all the trappings that come with them.
That's nothing but fantasy thinking.
Got news for ya Rob, *nothing* stays the same, and I don't care where you go, or where you live, unless it is some out of the way stagnant, jobless tiny town where few people live, then you could expect little to change.
Otherwise, *everything* is not as it was. Thinking everything should stay as it was, is simply childish fantasy.
More news for ya Rob, most all changes in today's America is NOT for the good...Any changes that occur today, are generally *always* worse.
>>Got news for ya Rob, *nothing* stays the same, and I don’t care where you go, or where you live, unless it is some out of the way stagnant, jobless tiny town where few people live, then you could expect little to change. <<
Yes. I’m quite aware of that. However, I coined the phrase about ten years ago, “The world changes as much today in five years at it used to in five generations - and it is accelerating exponentially.” That last part I added a year ago.
It is changing faster than humans can handle, and only accelerating. It is ripping at the seams. It is why I bought my farm in rural Kentucky a couple of years ago.
>>More news for ya Rob, most all changes in today’s America is NOT for the good...Any changes that occur today, are generally *always* worse.<<
Which is why I’m getting out of Seattle and done with LA. I still do Chicago ONLY because I have grandkids there.
>>Thinking everything should stay as it was, is simply childish fantasy. <<
With that I agree. However, I am preparing to survive a pace of change similar to what Germany experienced in the 1940 to 1945 time frame.
BTW, I really need to address this:
I said: Part of my problem is that it is not as it was.
You said: That’s nothing but fantasy thinking.
In the context of my meaning, it is NOT fantasy thinking. Rather, I was saying that it is not as it was, and “as it was” was something desirable to visit. “As it is” is not, so I avoid it.
Imagine that your favorite “hobby shop and slot racing track” was torn down and replaced with a Lane Bryant store (everything changes). When you say part of your problem with it is that it is “not as it was”, it is not fantasy thinking. It is acknowledging that there is nothing for you there to make it worth the trip.
Just another reason I live in So. Cal!
Interesting. I’ve been here since 1966 and have never had a mold problem. Also, until I moved right across the street from my corporate headquarters, I bicycle commuted since 1991. Though the weight gain can definitely be a problem in seattle, based on my trip to LA this weekend it looks like it is at least as much (if not more) of a problem there. ;)
That said, I think Seattle and LA are REALLY beautiful places with a lot to offer. The problem is the sheer quantity of people and inadequate infrastructure - brought on in no small way by liberal politics - that ruins them both. It is what has caused me to coin the phrase “cities destroy men’s souls. We were designed as gardeners and to the garden I am returning. We got over 500 bales of hay off our place last summer. We were not there enough to grow a garden. That will change very soon.