Thursday, September 08, 2005

Gropernator's gonna veto it

Here. Though I don't think he cares one way or the other. Probably thinks he can get back some percentage points on his popularity ratings.

So now the legislature does not represent the people? I love democracy and all that but thinking back at quite a few progressive decisions (like 1964 Civil Rights Act and Brown vs. Board of Ed.), don't think they had much popular support.


Falstaff said...

How wonderful! SO much more democratic that important legal decisions be based on the politically motivated whims of some ham action star, rather than being left open to voting by the elected representatives of the people!

This is the reason that James Cameron never allowed the man any dialogue.

Vishnu said...

Arnold is hopeless. I was planning to take a Masters degree, but then decided against it since it would have his signature on it.

Veena said...

Falstaff: So much for democracy! But do you think that important legal decisions would be "democratic" if they are based on "politically motivated whims" of some UChicago-educated economist? :) Not sure whether CA had elected someone other than "some ham action star" it would have made any difference. He is only doing what any other Gov would do.

Vishnu: The People's Republic gets Arnie to sign on its degree? Are you sure you are at Berkeley? :)

Falstaff said...

Veena: Ya, I know, but it just sounds so much scathing this way (you don't seriously believe anything I ever say is about content, do you?). Also, I do think that a Chicago-based economist would have come up with a better (read: more incomprehensible and therefore possibly correct) explanation for why he was doing it. If there's one thing UChicago economists are truly good at, it's obfuscating an issue to the point where you don't even understand what your point is, let alone what theirs might be. :-).

Veena said...

Falstaff: Do let me know when you are in Chicago next. I will let the economists mafia know!