Monday, March 05, 2007

Monday musings.

I worked yesterday with fellow operator June Sullivan at Evergreen. She had just got make the night before from watching her son "Hop" Sullivan lead the College of the Redwoods baseball team to a double header sweep of Shasta College in Redding. These games were supposed to be held at CR but rain forced the team to travel over the hill. Hop had the game winning hit in both games and went 5 for 9 for the day! Hopefully he will play for the Humboldt Crabs again this summer.

My buddy Ron denHeyer has been preaching to me of the advantages of working out with "Kettle Bells." Kettlebell Training Exercises Ron is a very agile 6'6" engineer for Cal Trans nearly my age. He looked pretty limber on the basketball court last Friday, so I might have to try this too!

What do y'all think of the bill being introduced to the state Senate creating a nest egg for children in California to save for college or a down payment on a house? I think it is something we need to keep a close eye on to see what loop holes may have been created. It sounds kinda good, but I am a little skeptical. Daylife / Bill Would Give Calif. Children $500

Or how about this Assembly Bill 183 that would require every student to register to vote as a condition of receiving a diploma? That would make things interesting in future elections I would think. Any thoughts?

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just more legislation we don't need. There is already too much taxpayer money wasted on useless programs that need to be eliminated, and there are already too many laws, many of which need to be repealed. Requiring someone to register to vote is unfair and silly. If they are responsible people and interested in voting, they will. If they are not interested, they won't vote anyway even if they are registered.

Anonymous said...

Well well Mr. Marks. The great eye of the committee is interested in you now. Don't tell me I didnt warn you. Events have been set in motion that I can no longer control. I have arranged a boat to take you outside Humboldt and away from the great eye. Hurry to the foot of C street, and do not take your car.

Anonymous said...

hey, Santorum is commenting on our local blogs now!

Fred said...

Santorum commenting on our local blogs? A link please?

Humboldt resident said...

"I have arranged a boat to take you outside Humboldt and away from the great eye. Hurry to the foot of C street, and do not take your car."

Don't fall for it, Richard! It's a trap! ;)

I like the idea of the State Senate creating a nest egg for children to save for college or a down payment on a house. Sounds good, as long as it comes with no hidden agenda for greater state control of people.

Anonymous said...

I find it funny that someone wrote a joke that Santorum was writing on this blog, and Fred took it literally. Yeah buddy. Your a Libertarian. Uh huh...

Derchoadus said...

Geez. Another handout for Breeders. How 'bout we have a set of criteria that have to be met before you procreate. Like being able to afford children! Make the parents deposit the money as a Birth Tax. Don't use my tax dollar$. What about all the illegals that cross the border to have kids, do we give them money also? Talk about nanny state.

Anonymous said...

It was stated that it would be paid to everyone even illegals - but it has to be paid back when child reaches age 18 years. Of course if in an interest bearing account still adds up over 18 years.

Re forcing everyone who graduates to register to vote - not a good idea at all. Many registered voters just simply do not vote but still receive all the information from the county, state, etc. that the ones that actually vote receive. Without some of this expense candidates would not have to pay sometimes big fees and we might even have more candidates that would run.

I always vote and try to read everything re candidate or bond or whatever before I vote. For those that are registered and do not vote - thanks for letting me decide for you.