Three Political Puzzles

Puzzle #1

Who in heck is behind Prop 29? The same measure was on the California ballot the last two elections. Both times it went down in flames and it is expected to fail again. But that's not the weird part. The weird part is that while the NO campaign has been reasonably convincing, there has been no visible campaign supporting it. Not this time nor the first two times. You'd think that after thrice going through the time, effort, and expense of gathering signatures to qualify for the ballot that they'd want to give people a reason to vote yes, but they haven't. So what's the point? Prop 29 is a phantom measure with no visible means of support.

Puzzle #2

I can't help but wonder if the abrupt conversion of KGO radio from a news talk station to a sports talk station with an emphasis on betting has some connection to Propositions 26 & 27 which are all about sports gambling. An attempt to drum up interest in sports betting before the election, perhaps? The biggest sports fan in the house has listened to the new KGO and she say's as sports talk radio goes the new format is absolutely awful. Will the sports format even last very long after the November 8 election if both 26 & 27 are defeated, as most analysts predict?

Puzzle #3

Let me see if I understand this correctly. First Elon Musk said he'd buy Twitter, then he tried to get out of the deal. Twitter then demanded he follow through on  his commitment, which Elon was eventually forced to do. Once Elon had his hands on Twitter he dismantled the board that had demanded that Elon buy the company. This may make sense from Elon's point of view, but it looks to me like Twitter's board shot itself in the foot. 


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