Misha Houser

British Prime Minister Apologizes for Treatment of WWII Codebreaker Alan Turing

Editor’s NOTE: This item about the British government’s mistreatment of the German Enigma code-breaker because he was gay, sent to my by a friend in northern California, Jeffrey Taylor, who is a Techie for Equality. Number10.gov.uk The Prime Minister has released a statement on the Second World War code-breaker, Alan Turing, recognising the “appalling” way he was treated…

Assemblyman Duvall Caught on Open Mike Bragging About Sex with Lobbyists

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Idw-CzHwgc&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efacebook%2Ecom%2Fhome%2Ephp%3Fref%3Dhome&feature=player_embedded#t=241[/youtube] BREAKING NEWS: KCAL 9 broke this story on this evening’s news. A special thanks to Scott Moxley for his article on this scandal involving Assemblyman Mike Duvall, spanking, and sex with lobbyists: SACRAMENTO–Freshmen legislators arriving in Sacramento receive advice from veteran
 politicians about the intricacies of working in California’s capital. One of 
those tips is to…

Answering the Health Care Industry’s Distortions About Health Care Reform

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ja8h2wxTzJY&eurl[/youtube]Ads have begun to offer rebuttals to the self-serving scare tactics by the health care lobby and GOP leaders who have been only too happy to drum up the militia mentality among the right wing base. Here’s one I thought was worth sharing. The question is, will it be enough, or did the administration blow…

Citizens React to Quach’s Apology, Accident

Westminster, CA – “Andy uses a phrase every politician who gets caught red-handed uses, ‘I take full responsibility.’” commented Westminster resident Mike Hicks about councilman Andy Quach’s recent accident during the public commenting period at Wednesday’s Westminster City Council meeting. Hicks opened his remarks with a tough judgement of Quach, “It’s the profile of a driver…

Governor Signs Correa Bill to Aid California Non-profit Organizations

NOTE: The following press release was sent from Senator Lou Correa’s Sacramento office. SACRAMENTO, CA – Today Governor Schwarzenegger approved Senate Bill 200, authored by Senator Lou Correa (Orange County). SB 200 will allow California non-profit organizations to announce and advertise raffles on the internet and strengthen the existing prohibition in the law regarding the…

Sonia Sotomayor Becomes 111th Supreme Court Justice, 68-31

Washington D.C. — The first Latino and third woman Supreme Court justice, Sonia Sotomayor was confirmed in a 68-31 vote earlier today. Nine Republicans crossed the aisle, mostly senators who will be retiring after this term, and all Democrats voted to confirm. President Obama praised the vote to approve Judge Sonia Soromayor as the 11th…

Courage Campaign Challenges Supporters: Raise Money to Move Forward

NOTE: Rick Jacobs, Chair of Courage Campaign, along with the Courage Campaign staff released the following letter to the “friends, allies, and partners dedicated to repealing Proposition 8: 2010: It’s time to make a decision I write to you today with urgency and seriousness. After months of discussion and debate, the time has come to make the…