As Lionel Richie would say “Karamu, fiesta, forever/Come on and sing along."

Proposition 63
- Mental Health Services Expansion, Funding. Tax on Personal Incomes Above $1 Million.
This measure basically calls for funding Mental Health services by taxing those who have incomes over a million a year. Sounds fine to us. But if you're going to pass some sort of Eat the Rich ballot initiative, do we want it to be for Mental Health? Not that we're not for more money for Mental Health issues, but there's only so many times you can go to the well, if you know what we mean.

Proposition 64- Limits on Private Enforcement of Unfair Business Competition Laws.
This one basically puts a bunch of caps and limits on "frivolous" "unfair business competition" lawsuits filed against "small businesses." Those "small business being" Microsoft, GlaxoSmithKline, and Bank of America. The Web site supporting the bill lists a bunch of crazy lawsuits that this proposition would prevent from being ever filed again. The Web site against the Proposition has a Schoolhouse Rock like cartoon on it’s home page.

Proposition 66- Limitations on "Three Strikes" Law. Sex Crimes. Punishment.
Here's a shocker- the "three strikes" law turned out to be a little too much law and too much order. Who woulda thunk it? Turns out that 65% of the people stuck in prison because of this law are because of non-violent crimes. This initiative would make it so that the only people who fall victim to the "three strikes" law are those who've committed violent crimes instead of those whose third strike is for petty theft or smaller crimes. Those against it (including, apparently, noted tough-on-crime proponent Albert Einstein, who’s quoted on a No on 66 Web site) argue that by amending the "three strikes" law, we'd have criminals out on the streets, crime everywhere, and your basic dogs living with cats scenario.