The New York Times has a feature titled “The Great Red North of California” in this morning’s edition: “A fifth of the state in area, but closer to Texas politically.”
It notes, however:
•A fifth of the state’s land mass but only 3 percent of its population.
•”Despite a go-it-alone ethos, residents of the 13 counties in the northern bloc (who voted for Trump) are much more likely to receive government medical assistance than those in the Bay Area. In the north, 31 percent take part in Medi-Cal, while the Bay Area rate is 19 percent and California’s overall figure is 28 percent.
•LaMalfa is a shill for the region in the article, blaming regulation for the north state’s woes.
•Mark Baird, the State of Jefferson proponent, is a “former airline pilot,” the article reports, adding “Mr. Baird complains of restrictions on the types of guns he can own. ‘It’s tyranny by the majority.’
After reading Baird’s comments, I figured I was glad I never was a passenger when Baird was in the cockpit.
The article is here.