November 2, 2010

Don’t forget to vote today!

Hey everyone! Don’t forget to vote today!

Now, I know the cool thing to do amongst the nerd elite is to use Pete Rates the Propositions as a guide to voting.

Here’s his guide:


However, this guide takes into effect strange things like reason and logic.

Here’s the Burbed guide, based purely on property values! Remember, Prop 13 was the best thing to happen to the state – by driving up prices, which should be your only goal!

Proposition 19: Sort-of Legalization of Marijuana – Yes
By legalizing marijuana, we will reduce the price of marijuana, thus freeing up more income for people to spend on housing. And, while they’re high on the wacky tobacky, prospective buyers won’t even realize what they’re signing at closing time. If the California Association of Realtors isn’t for this, they must be high… oh wait…

Proposition 20: Commission to Draw Congressional Districts – Doesn’t matter, but may be No
I can’t figure out which would increase property values more. So vote either way. Maybe No so that we can protect our very senior politicians so they can get more funding for our areas. More pork = higher property values?

Proposition 21: Vehicle License Fee for Parks and Wildlife – No
Another fee means another $18 that would be taken away from prospective buyers looking to buy a house. That $18 could mean the difference of getting a loan or not!

Proposition 22: State to Keep Its Paws Off Local Budgets – No
If I’m reading this right, a vote of Yes may help encourage development. As we all know, development is the anathema to housing prices – basic supply and demand. Let’s ensure that Cupertino doesn’t become Condotino, and Palo Alto doesn’t became Condo Alto. NO NEW HOUSES.

Proposition 23: Suspension of Greenhouse Gas Law – Yes
Sure Greenhouse Gases are a problem – but not in the Real Bay Area. I’m sure the same people who came up with Facebook and Google will come up with innovative ways to keep the rising waters away from our real estate. (Sorry East Bay.) And, maybe this will help keep the price of gas down so that people can spend more on housing!

Proposition 24: Repeal of Big-Business Tax Breaks – No
This is obvious. We should be funneling more money to big business (especially from useless schools) so that they’ll create more jobs here, so that more people will compete for housing, so that property values will go up. Duh!

Proposition 25: Simple Majority to Pass State Budget – I don’t know
Would a vote of Yes or No help property prices more? I’m at a loss.

Proposition 26: Two-Thirds Vote to Impose Fees – Yes
We must keep companies fee free (see Prop 24) to encourage them to create jobs and increase house prices.

Proposition 27: Kill the Redistricting Commission – Yes
See Prop 20.

I hope this has been helpful!

Now go vote!

Comments (9) -- Posted by: burbed @ 5:09 am

9 Responses to “Don’t forget to vote today!”

  1. Joe Says:

    Repeal Prop 13!

  2. Real Estater Says:

    Real Bay Area people don’t go out to vote. They vote by mail, so that they don’t have to take time off from their tech job.

  3. nomadic Says:

    TIME IS MONEY!!! Unless you’re one of the “little people.”

  4. madhaus Says:

    The best thing about voting (early) by mail is throwing campaign mailings directly into the recycling bin and frustrating pollers etc when they call.

    With almost half of all registered California voters requesting an absentee ballot, late smear mailings have less effect.

    And sheesh everyone, all these demands that burbed do a guest post so where is the 21-gun salute?

  5. bob Says:

    …Definitely not looking good out there. Sometimes this country amazes me.

  6. SEA Says:

    “They vote by mail, so that they don’t have to take time off from their tech job.”

    Oh, yea, because all those important people cannot be gone for a minute.

  7. nomadic Says:

    Voting by mail is so much more convenient, but I’d throw out all of those mailers anyway. They’re all useless propaganda. A guy from LG running for County Supervisor left boxes of Tic Tacs a couple of times – I wonder if that swayed anyone’s vote. 🙂

  8. Petsmart Groomer Says:

    > A guy from LG running for County Supervisor left boxes of Tic Tacs a couple of times – I wonder if that swayed anyone’s vote. 🙂

    Be glad he did not leave a toothbrush.

  9. MrBEE Says:

    Sure Greenhouse Gases are a problem

    Actually, they’re a positive boon to bureaucrats looking for more tax money. We won’t need to repeal 13, the California version of “cap and tax” will take care of it!

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