Monthly Archives: February 2011

LA Times: The Bailouts Worked

Daily, I get chain emails from Republican friends ranging from the socialism and Marxism of the President and the Democratic Party.  Usually, these notes are accompanied with photos and suggestions to “forward this to all your friends.” I will be forwarding this LA Times story later today which suggested very simply that the federal bailout…

James Rainey on Civil Discourse by Commenters

Chip Hanlon’s Red County post about censorship by the Fullerton School District in blocking the Friends for Fullerton’s Future was an excellent post not only for the topic, but for the comments it generated.  One commenter had a comment blocked for violating Red County’s terms of service prompting a discussion of censorship (that term only…

Rachel Maddow spells out what’s at stake in Wisconsinstan

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7e4bj5rrd8&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and her team are exceptional journalists. To wit, they have connected the attempts of Gov. Walker in Wisconsin with his pretext of destorying the unions there.  In the attached YouTube clip, Maddow reports Unions in Wisconsinstan have already agreed to the financial concessions that governor wants, but it’s not about money,…

Miguel Pulido’s Friend/Employer With Benefits?

Sometimes it’s “Good to know the King.” And as Adam Elmahrek explains in his Voice of OC article today, the King delivers for his friends, especially those who employ him. In September of 2006, Santa Ana City Council passed one of Orange County’s strictest ordinances having to do with the containment of shopping carts. The…

Rep. Mansoor Seeks to End Collective Bargaining for Unions on Pensions

HT to the OC Register’s ace reporter Mary Ann Millbourn for breaking this story on how three OC state legislators are jumping on the Wisconsin governor’s bandwagon to stimie the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions.  The worst of the lot is a proposed bill by State Rep. Allen Mansoor (AB961) that would outright ban…