Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Prop 16: the bad guys are probably going to win

The "bad guys" in this case being PG&E. The Mercury News summarize the bill with this headline: "Prop. 16 is PG&E's attempt to prevent other cities from following Palo Alto's energy lead." They (PG&E) are spending tens of millions of dollars to trick people into voting YES on this turkey. Please read the article!

Here's another, from San Diego: Pacific Gas & Electric spending millions to pass California Proposition 16. According to that April 15th article, PG&E had "spent nearly $30 million in an advertising spree to pass Proposition 16."

The sad thing is, their tomfoolery and deceptive wording, plus now over 40 million$, will probably work. We have to remember that the voters in this state voted for Prop 13 back in the '70s, cutting the legs off the elementary and secondary education system; they voted in Arnold, crippling Parks and Rec and who knows what else... and they're quite likely to fall for the deceptive wording of Prop 16 too.

What can we say to all this? Our citizenship is in heaven, from which we eagerly await a savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power he has to subject all things to himself. So although the bad guys sometimes win (and really, this loss is nothing compared to the disaster that Rumsfeld and Cheney created in Iraq), we have to remember too that whether we are awake or asleep, we can be with Jesus.

1 comment:

collin said...

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! The voters rejected prop 16.