Biden in a Blowout? Not So Fast!

August 6, 2020

By The Chief About 100 days out from election day, the polls are showing a Biden landslide. I will not doubt it, Biden is very likely to win, but not the electoral college vote. I will explain why. You see nationwide polls are extremely ineffective, as they have to sample a number of folks from […]

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State of California Muffs the Football Again

July 31, 2020

Yep, SCO strikes again. As a follow-up to yesterday’s report on payroll problems with the State of California, today another error surfaced. This one is related to most State Employees represented by the good ole SEUI. As part of the new contract that went into effect January 1, 2020, the SEIU got the Governor to […]

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State of California Muffs the Football

July 31, 2020

If you mixed Peanuts, The Far Side, and Dilbert in just the right way, you might get a fictional result that’s almost as strange as what happened today. Remember those pay cuts that Governor Newsom was supposed to give to State Employees? Well today, after most State Workers got their checks, the gang at the […]

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Bandwidth Apocalypse

July 29, 2020

In discussions with my wife, the subject of Internet availability came up in the context of “Distance Learning.” In our local school district, tens of thousands of kids will all simultaneously be logging on to their respective Zoom classroom sessions at 8:00 AM on August 13th. My wife is grateful to be attempting this from […]

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A “Republican” Shows his True Colors

July 29, 2020

By Johnnie Does One thing we can all learn from a crisis like Covid-19 is that people’s true colors will come out and often the end result is ugly. Today we will look at how big of a cow paddy the 90-Day Guy stepped in with regards to this crisis. First some background. In 2016 […]

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The Magic of Outdoor Dining

July 27, 2020

Folks, no one that I have encountered has ever given me a scientific explanation as to why prohibited indoor activities that are moved outside are magically blessed and good in the era of arbitrary Covid-19 rules. This includes church, haircuts, sit-down dining, fitness centers, and so on. While I’m sure you can sense my disdain […]

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In Epic Math Failure KOVR-TV Claims Colusa County Has 21 Percent Infection Rate

July 24, 2020

In journalism class, we learned that ‘if it bleeds, it leads.” We also learned that you write news copy so the important stuff goes at the beginning of the story so if it needs to be edited for length, the basic facts are still communicated to readers. Given those two concepts, let’s look at this […]

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ESPN Deems Black Anchor “Not Black Enough”

July 24, 2020

BY Chief Disney Corporation sports subsidiary ESPN made headlines again for all the wrong reasons earlier this week. ESPN has a blog on its website called “The Undefeated.” It’s for blacks, by blacks, about race topics etc. Honestly, I do not have a huge issue with it, even though some of the writers like Malcolm […]

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The Shut Down was Doomed to Fail from the Start

July 19, 2020

By The Chief “Stop the spread“, “Bend the curve“, take your pick on what phrase the political types used. All we, as a people, were told was that we had to shelter in place, and we could beat this virus. Keep in mind this virus, to this day, is still a giant unknown. How does […]

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Sacramento Teachers Screw-over Working Families

July 16, 2020

By: Chief Yes, you read that correctly. You are not dreaming but this could be construed as one. (OK, a nightmare is more like it.) Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) decided today that none of the public schools (elementary to high school) can open for in person learning this fall. The teachers polled their […]

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