“Blue skies, nothing but blue skies …”

Author: jeffpelline

Jeff Pelline is a veteran editor and award-winning journalist - in print and online. He is publisher of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine and its website SierraCulture.com. Jeff covered business and technology for The San Francisco Chronicle for years, was a founding editor and Editor of CNET News, and was Editor of The Union, a 145-year-old newspaper in Grass Valley. Jeff has a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's from Northwestern University. His hobbies include sailing and trout fishing.

5 thoughts on ““Blue skies, nothing but blue skies …””

  1. This is the best George Rebane could do. For a supposed PhD. the man shows little to no intellectual rigor, substituting hyperbole for real stats. The only “exodus” on Rebane’s watch was his: “white flight” from Simi Valley to Greater Cement Hill. A “pseudo-intellect,” to be sure!

    “Our local lefties are happy dancing in the streets celebrating Nevada County’s role in California’s recent Blue Wave, and ascribing all kinds of community bennies to the advent of coastal progressives moving into these foothills. What’s astounding about that celebration is the celebrants’ claim that our county is therefore taking part in all the good things cultural and economic in which California is supposed to already lead the country. None of these people are aware of the real stats on California’s decline culturally, commercially, and into criminality. The exodus of middle-class workers, retirees, and businesses continues unabated, and unreported by the lamestream. Kinda reminds one of the progress reports that always adorned the pages of Pravda in the old days of the USSR, and to a great extent still do under Putin.”

    1. “fish” (afraid to post his real name) is the Sergeant Schultz of the “Hogan’s Heroes” in the rightwing blogosphere, blindly saluting Col. Klink. Meanwhile, Klink is worried that Californians with a high-school education are fleeing to Texas: https://lao.ca.gov/laoecontax/article/detail/265 Not only that but “These population losses are low in historical terms,” as the study he cites states. Oh no, he undermined his own argument! Intellectual phonies.

    2. Since I’ve lived here I met quite a few SoCal yuppie transplants who are no where near the left side of the spectrum. They do fit in with the up-tighty righties. Talk about a decline but lamestream media like FAUX “News” won’t report that.

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