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I’ve been out in California for most of the last week (more about this anon), where over the weekend the following headline appeared in the Fresno Bee (sorry, no link--I got the dead tree edition):

"Valley Sounds Off on Poverty: New Deal-Era Ideas Are Proposed at Hearing. I knew California was sinking into the abyss, but I didn’t think it was getting this bad.

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Valley Sounds Off on Poverty: New Deal-Era Ideas Are Proposed at Hearing.

Honestly, Mr. Hayward, must you shout! :) (it’s an inside joke)

Seriously though, did they mention Upton’s E.P.I.C.?

Mr. Hayward, here is the link to the online version of the article you referenced.

Mr. Lamb, please note the difference between putting a headline in bold, as opposed to the entire article.

"Alarcon, D-San Fernando Valley, is chairman of the Senate’s Ending Poverty In California committee."

Golly, why am I not surprised? Ending Poverty In California committee... E.P.I.C., get it?

Upton lives! :)

p.s. Sorry about so much bold in my post, Mr. Little. And thanks for the link.

From "I Governor" to "I Senator"

This article pretty much spells it all out, this odd rebirth of Uptonism in la la land. The funniest quote from the article relates how Senate President John Burton, D-San Francisco, came to his momenteous decesion on strating this new EPIC (while visiting an exhibit on Sinclair at the California State Museum downtown):

“I turned to John, and I said, ’That’s what I want to do,’” Alarcón recalled. “And he said, ’Cool. Let’s do it.’”

Cool, let’s do it? I recall how Francis Perkins, FDR’s Labor Secretary, noted that even "liberals were horrified" with Upton’s EPIC plan, back in 1934. Ah, history repeats itself (or does it rhyme, as Twain believed?).

The only thing I’m concerned about is can the American economy get along ok without California? Can the world?

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