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While I am very glad that I will be going back to visit over the holidays, each day brings news that makes me even happier that I left the state:

From The Washington Examiner:

The state has opened the door to so many easy lawsuits that it is hurting the local economy and jobs. The group cited a study that said, “estimates that excessive tort costs to the California economy result in $11.6 billion in annual direct costs and 197,776 lost jobs when dynamic effects are considered.”

To be fair, almost everything that the legislature does in the Golden State also hurts local economies and jobs. The new state motto should be, "Screw You, We Don't Care About Long-Term Consequences!"

Clunky, I know, but honest.


WS used to be a regular read of mine, but they went quickly from reasonable critics of Candidate Trump to Democrat shills so fast it (almost) made me spill my martini.

If this story is true, I hope the not-NeverTrumpers in the production staff find new work quickly.



Some days it just sucks to have a President with a Twitter account, especially for people with retirement accounts.

Referring to the President of the United States as "the devil" but there is no such thing as media bias here, right?

Bob Dole salutes George H.W. Bush.

What a moment.