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Senator Cedillo’s Holiday Party

     My girlfriend and I had the distinct honor of being State Senator Gil Cedillo’s guests at his holiday party at Cicada Restaurant in downtown Los Angeles Monday evening.  Party goers included friends and family of the Senator, L.A. politicos, community leaders and the Superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District David L. Brewer,…

No Mo’ Toll Road to Trestles: We Win

  In the words of Congressman Ken Calvert, “thanks to Reps. Susan Davis and Loretta Sanchez (D-CA), a toll road project that has been years in the making has been set back indefinitely.”  Look at what I found this morning at JOMO Blog! I see a lovely epitaph to “Foothill-South”, the now dead effort to…

Unanswered Questions

Great seeing everyone at Drinking Liberally last night.  It was a wonderful send off for Mike Lawson who will be missed. We had a great time discussing our debates with our friends on the right.  I have the final say in two different posts here, both of which end with a question and some folks…

Sunday Read: A Blogger Crashes the Gates to The LA Times

  With all the projected red ink, The Times and other newspapers are starting to pay attention to the budget mess. Unfortunately, this newspaper has recently gone out of its way to suggest that the budget crisis is primarily traceable to spending. The role that tax policy plays in the persistent revenue shortfalls receives much…

The Cal Counts Initiative; even if it gets on the Ballot and Passes, is it Constitutional?

The Flash Report cites a new Survey USA poll that shows support for changing California’s winner take all delegates for the presidential election to a delegate-by-congressional district approach that would effectively give a Republican candidate the another Ohio in the 2008 race.  A Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research poll taken in September that spelled out what the…

Will State or OC GOP Require a Loyalty Oath Like Virginia Does?

Found this story off of the Associated Press.  If you’re a Republican and you plan to vote in Virginia’s primary, you must pledge an oath of loyalty to the Republican Party. It’s catching on elsewhere…..could it happen here? RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — If you’re planning to vote in Virginia’s February Republican presidential primary, be prepared…