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Proposal: Monitoring Foreign Flight Students In San Diego

The notion that county regulations can address this is, to be blunt, dumb. There are over 3000 counties and 100,000 flight instructors in the US. If the county Board of Supervisors wants to do something useful on this issue, they can pass a resolution calling upon our Senators and Representatives to address the issue through appropriate Federal means. And the #1 option, in this regard, would be to call upon the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to address this substantive issue. Anything else is a waste of Board and county staff time.

February 3, 2014 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Political Analysis: The New Fear Of Socialism

1) By no accepted definition of "socialism" are the programs being proposed by the Obama administration "socialist" or even conceivably part of a "socialist agenda."

2) Social programs are a core part of the purpose of government. The preamble to the Constitution notes that we, the people, established the Constitution to "insure domestic tranquility" and, more importantly, to "promote the general welfare." That is, the welfare of all of us.

3) As Wheezy notes, the use of the "s word" (like the equally useless use of "fascism" to describe the Bush administration), is propaganda, designed to incite and obfuscate, rather than to clarify.

So let's make a deal: nobody calls anybody names anymore. Is that possible?

October 7, 2009 at 10:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )