Archive for February, 2009

Guess who pays?

February 19, 2009

So, what does a Legislature do when: 1) the budget is $42 billion short; 2) the Country is in a recession; and 3) their constituents are taking pay cuts or losing their jobs? Well, in California, the Democratic controlled Legislature raises taxes!!! (Read the article here).

Once again, it is the citizens who have to pay for their mistakes.

The Legislature in California has been on a spending spree for the last decade. And, following the “dot-com bust”, the Legislature has contiunously tried to raise taxes rather than cut-spending. They have finally succeeded. The Legislature “says” there are cuts. But, you will be hard pressed to find “actual cuts”. What the Legislature calls cuts is really an increase, only the increase is not as big as was desired.

Will voters in this State ever realize that the “tax and spend” philosophy does not work?

And, more importantly, will Republicans stop welcoming those who are Repbulicans In Name Only (RINO), like our Governer and the three “Republicans” in each house that had to support the proposed tax increases?

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Upgraded andLinux from Hardy to Intrepid …

February 13, 2009

I successfully completed upgrading my installation of andLinux following the instructions given here with the following exceptions:

  • To get to “Software Sources”, bring up the Synaptic Package Manager and select Repositories from the Settings menu.
  • To run “Update Manager”, I had to install it and then execute it from the command line.

    > sudo apt-get install update-manager
    > update-manager

  • I had to make the same change to the rc.local file as I did when I upgraded to Hardy. The modification I needed to make is listed on this page.

The update took approximately 90 minutes complete. And, all is well.

Long term closure …

February 11, 2009

For those of us in North Orange County, specifically Yorba Linda and north-east Anaheim, our commute is going to be tough for the next several months. The south-bound lanes of Imperial Highway between Orangethorpe and La Palma will be closed for up to 4 months starting Friday.

Read more about the closure in the OC Register article here.