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Another Terrace Morning



Shuttle diplomacy: Governor Jerry Brown flies back down to LA, to take place in a Chamber of Commerce meeting.

The Little Hoover Commission, growing in stature, makes recommendations on how to deal with pensions in State, and seeks funding caps (that link is a pdf).

Very sensible editorial at the Daily News: who negotiated these overfat union contracts anyway? Half of the seats at the table are government seats. Politicians too beholden to union contributions are to blame for the overfat contracts, of course. Democrats are beholden to union contributions as Republicans are beholden to corporate contributions, and our country and state are both worse for it.

As Vico once said, to devise a government for these people, first ask yourself how these people should be governed: "As she was being abused, the crowd of roughly 200 men chanted 'Israeli' and 'Jew,' apparently believing her to be a spy. Egyptian state media had been reporting that Israeli spies were disguising themselves as television crews." If you think purebred Jeffersonian democracy is going to fix all this, you probably also thought it would make Iraq just like Virginia.

Guys are more large boys rather than men. Especially guys in their twenties, it seems, who are increasingly perpetual adolescents, according to lots of twentysomething women. What happens later is a mystery. And speaking of, Mayor of the people Antonio Villaraigosa wants taller walls around the Mayor's mansion.