L. Neil Smith's
THE LIBERTARIAN ENTERPRISE
Number 105, January 15, 2001
Happy Jackson-Lee Day!
[California's] 1996 deregulation law does not allow the companies to
pass through higher wholesale costs to ratepayers.
[Kalifornia deserves every plague and tribulation it gets, IMHO. What kind of wacko state (and, by extension, people) could accept that such a law makes sense at any level? (But then, look at their gun laws.) 'The people' are merely reaping what they themselves sowed. If you live in Kali and you don't agree with the state's philosophy, then lead, follow, or get the heck out! -- ed.]
Eight of the nation's largest news organizations said on Tuesday they had joined together to find out what might have happened in the presidential election if all the votes cast in Florida were counted.
Los Angeles Times Executive Vice President and Editor John Carroll said, "The close presidential vote in Florida left a long list of unanswered questions.
"What might the result have been if statewide recounts had been carried out under any of several possible standards? How many votes weren't counted because of problems that could have been corrected? ... We believe this project can provide some answers."
But he cautioned, "This project isn't a recount; the recounts have
already been done, and the next president has been elected. Instead,
this is an effort to find out what useful information those ballots
may contain. We'll leave it up to our readers to decide what they
think about whatever we find."
[What he should have said is, "We'll leave it up to our readers to take away the conclusion that we manufacture about whatever we find." Hey, 'truth in propaganda'. -- ed.]