I sadly have family down there. On my last trip, I saw the state just voted in a Unconstitutional Federal Actions Law which purports to allow state actors to just ignore the federal government whenever somebody in their insane state government feels they should take the position that a federal law is unconstitutional.… » 11/21/14 5:02pm Yesterday 5:02pm

While I think DC is a clown college, I think Amrell and the folks at Arrow and Flash are kidding themselves. Nice shows and all, but these shows run on the CW to cult crowds, and the Flash is a major cog in DC's JLA roll out. The tail doesn't wag the dog. Amrell was cast as a Green Arrow that wasn't a lock to run a… » 11/19/14 7:28pm Wednesday 7:28pm

I think it's more of an issue of where. Because the water is mostly on the surface layer, I think a lot of the surface use recharge is overblown ... but if you are farming near a groundwater supply that gets recharged in wet years that's fine. Look at the California central valley on that chart. Down, then up in wet… » 11/05/14 12:07pm 11/05/14 12:07pm

There are two sides to this coin. The amount of money in politics and how we fund our elections needs to change. So does our poor voter turnout and abysmal voter awareness. There are enough unused votes, particularly by the under-served to make a big difference even with the uneven board we play on. The lack thereof… » 11/04/14 3:04pm 11/04/14 3:04pm

Even if they rally to make the playoffs, they aren't making it through the west playoffs winning three consecutive road series. 1995 Rockets title defense is not a good comp, the Thunder's role players are not going to regularly perform well in big playoffs road games and Scott Brooks. The Thunder haven't spent big… » 10/31/14 1:07pm 10/31/14 1:07pm

Tony's mass of crudely controlled Marks got worked over pretty good in Iron Man 3 because they were crudely controlled. First, upgraded AI controls. Second, like the Avengers' own gear, everything is re-branded Avengers. As others have commented, this appears to be Ultron saying "You think this is over because you… » 10/23/14 11:59am 10/23/14 11:59am

The Government has doled out disaster aid in these circumstances but if: (1) the conditions have changed so much that nobody will insure an area for any amount of money; (2) the residents and government are well aware of that ... are you sure it's a lock legally that the government must cover the damage (whether our… » 10/22/14 3:40pm 10/22/14 3:40pm

So between summer of 2015 and summer 2019, Marvel is going to hit it HARD leading up to massive Avengers 3 (that may start with full civil war, perhaps with Spiderman in the middle; see them set things aside to beat Thanos; and end with cross bones shooting Steve Rodgers "dead") With Captain "dead," Thor heading back… » 10/15/14 10:08am 10/15/14 10:08am