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Protect the Vote in CA-44!

[from the Bill Hedrick for Congress campaign this afternoon] Dear Friends and Supporters, We may be down, but we are by no means out. This race truly is too close to call until every last vote has been counted. That, however, is not stopping Ken Calvert from trying to end the counting before we can…

Close Enough to Call? Or Maybe Not?

The Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that Ken Calvert is clinging “to a small lead over challenger Bill Hedrick late Wednesday, as officials counted votes in the tightly contested 44th Congressional District.” In other words, in spite of what you might have heard, this race is still too close to call. The article continues, “As of Wednesday…

A Message for Sign Stealers

Do you hate seeing all those Yes on 8 and McCain/Palin signs? Me too. But before you steal or deface a campaign sign you dislike, ask yourself this: How many times have you decided how to vote based on campaign signs? For most people the answer is “never.” If you HAVE decided based upon a…

The Pigs Can’t Stay Away from the Trough

As David Lazarus of the LA Times is reporting today, executives from AIG attended a $440,000 company retreat at the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach a few days after the company received a $85 billion taxpayer bailout. (See also Lazarus’s October 8 article.) Similarly, brokers at Wachovia Corp will be leaving on Saturday for…

Where’s McWaldo?

I don’t watch much TV, but apparently there’s a McCain commercial that says Barack Obama is the biggest celebrity in the world. True or not, the Republican National Committee’s web site at www.rnc.org is doing their best to make it so. … at the expense of their own candidate, ol’ McWhatisname, whose name is scarcely…

Sex Scandal Stars Cosponsor “Defense of Marriage” Amendment

David Vitter, Republican Senator from Louisiana and customer of whores (actual whores, not just people who trade non-sexual favors for money), and Larry Craig, Republican Senator from Idaho and renowned bathroom tap dancer, are among 8 cosponsors of a proposed Constitutional amendment declaring that marriage shall consist only of the union of a man and…

Late Night Humor

“But John McCain, here’s what he likes to do on the weekends. He sits on the porch in front of the house looking for out-of-state license plates.” –David Letterman “The latest Bloomberg poll shows Obama has a 15-point lead over John McCain. That’s a big lead. He leads in men and in women and with…