Bill Spaulding

Bits and Pieces

An occasional compendium of news bits Bush’s deficit. It’s still Bush’s deficit. The chart. In case you haven’t seen it yet. See the full-size chart here. Try as they might to blame President Obama for the sorry state of our economy, the chart does show clearly what the largest contributory factors are. Ezra Klein of…

Small Business Lending Bill Will Expand Credit, Tax Incentives to Help O.C. Firms Grow

The following press release, presented in its entirety and with original emphasis,  arrived today from Rep. Loretta Sanchez Congresswoman’s amendment would encourage smart investments in high-growth industries in Southern California WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-47) today voted to provide Orange County’s small businesses with the capital they need to grow – and fuel…

My, How Times Have Changed

This post is heavily lifted from here. There’s a site called The Smirking Chimp recommended by digby (who is, IMHO, totally cool). Check them both from time to time.  The Smirking Chimp has a post about the economic effects of the Reagan Revolution. Following is the gist of their post. It’s handy to have all this information…

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens

Yesterday I was given the opportunity to interview Sheriff Sandra Hutchens. So, I was given an hour with our Sheriff. We covered several topics. The hot button item of Concealed Weapons Permits (CCW) was one. I guess it’s inevitable, given the drama around her decision to review who had been given them.

OC Labor Federation to Honor Speaker Pérez

At their 10th annual Solidarity Awards dinner, the OC Labor Federation will honor Assembly Speaker John Pérez and other worthy recipients. The dinner is on May 22, 2010 at the Anaheim Convention Center.  From today’s press release: Orange County Labor Federation to Honor Speaker John A. Pérez, Nick Berardino and other labor and community leaders…

The Opposition Begins

…with a whimper.   The National Review’s Ed Whelan posted criticism of Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan today. The money quote: Kagan … is such a product of New York City that she did not learn to drive until her late 20s. According to her friend John Q. Barrett, a law professor at St. John’s…