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Election Day Prediction Contest

It’s time for another Election Day Prediction thread. On Tuesday polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm for the special election in the 72nd Assembly District.  If you’ve been following this race closely (or even if you haven’t), please list your predictions for the outcome.  There are five candidates.  In your comment…

Thomas Jefferson On Proposition 8 (sort of)

From President Jefferson’s first Inaugural Address (1801), emphasis added: …bear in mind this SACRED principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful MUST be REASONABLE; that the minority possess their EQUAL rights, which equal law MUST protect, and to violate would be OPPRESSION.

Have we forgotten our TWO undeclared wars?

As we finish the last few days of the Bush presidency, our nation faces many problems. We are facing a global economic crisis. But I’ve noticed that it’s been quite a while since I’ve seen any coverage of our undeclared wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the media. So I thought it was time to…

Why Do Prop. 8 Supporters Want To Stay In The Closet?

A number of news outlets are reporting this morning that a lawsuit has been filed by supporters of Proposition 8 to prevent the California Secretary of State from making their names available to the public. State campaign finance law has long required that campaign finance reports be made public. This means that any contributor of…

Congratulations Linda Sanchez!

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez announced this morning in an LA Times article that she and longtime beau Jim Sullivan are expecting their first child in late May. Linda, 39, was recently elected to her fourth term representing Southeast LA County in Congress. Best wishes to the Sanchez-Sullivan Family!

Fires burning in Orange County

Orange County Wildfires It’s hot, dry, and very windy here in Orange County this weekend. Fires in Montecito and Sylmar north of us. Palos Verdes west of us. And now Brea and Corona/Yorba Linda in North Orange County. Here are the details as best as I know them. Brea fire – northeast of the city…