Monthly Archives: March 2011

An Email from a Conservative

Jim Bieber, who runs a public affairs firm and handles a lot of conservative clients, took me to task for the post I put up about referencing resigned-Alaska govenor and failed VP candidate Sarah Palin’s defense of her website’s gunsight targets and language of “reload” in the wake of the Rep. Giffords shooting as a…

Red County Catfight

Sometimes, it pays to read the comments in blogs.  I trolled on over to Red County Wednesday to see if GOP teapartier Allan Bartlett had responded to a comment I left about TARP being a success after all (from a Newsweek story).  The post was a compare and constrast between OC Republican Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher…

Reagan Shot 30 Years Ago

While we’re managing our reporting of the Jerry Amante recall effort, we nearly forgot to mention that it’s been 30 years since President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley.  In constrast to the Reagan shooting, no one brought up Hinckley’s party affiliation or political leanings as Sarah Palin did with the Gabby Giffords case.…

Brown terminates budget discussions with GOP

Governor Jerry Brown announced on Tuesday that he has terminated his negotiations with Republicans in the state legislature over a budget plan. Brown pointed out that while he had proposed drastic cuts to address half of the budget deficit, the Republicans refused to budge on tax cuts for corporations that ship jobs out of California and a special election in June where voters would be asked to extend existing tax increases.