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SJC’s Reeve Displays More Bad Judgment

Derek Reeve, San Juan Capistrano City Council

Conservative San Juan Capistrano council member Derek Reeve has already gotten himself into hot water for naming one of his dogs Mohammed, which Muslims find offensive, and gotten himself removed from the faculty at Concordia University due to several instances of alleged plagiarism for lifting whole passages of conservative text without attribution for a series of blog…

Rolling Stone Magazine: GOP’s Crackpot Agenda

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Rolling Stone Magazine’s political coverage has been sharp and detailed in its reporting, a far cry from the brilliant yet gonzo journalism style employed by the late Hunter S. Thompson, but this piece in the Magazine’s year end review details how the Republican party platform for the 2012 presidential race isn’t all that different from candidate to candidate.

The Ongoing Campaign of Fear and Hate Against Gays Continues

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My business email address gets a considerable amount of SPAM, but Friday’s late afternoon messages were something to behold.  Remember all the misinformation put out by the right wingers when Prop 8 was on the ballot?  Get ready for more of the same hate, fear mongering and ignorance from the folks at SaveCalifornia.com. Now we…

Two Watchdog Agencies Give Former Durkee Victims Some Wiggle Room

The LA Daily News reported today that victimized former clients of political treasurer Kindee Durkee are getting some leeway as they resolve their accounts. According to the paper, the California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) and the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission issued advice letters Thursday granting additional time for those candidates who lost money…

Parodies Pop Up to Poke Perry

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwV9HDmEuOQ&feature=related[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF7KCjg_vBM[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wawQUQZtn28&feature=related[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=P6o5kM2ToV0&feature=endscreen[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsZ0Q6dJ_FQ&feature=related[/youtube][youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-tjWoRPaI0[/youtube] It’s Friday and the creative types have found new material in the form of Governor Rick Perry’s “Strong” ad considered amazingly homophobic. Simply type in “Rick Perry Parody” into YouTube and watch. Be careful as some videos are not safe for work. Perry’s main ad has more than 2 million views and the “likes”…

Gov. Rick Perry: Confession of a Homophobe

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAJNntoRgA[/youtube] I’ve always said if you can’t write, a blank sheet of paper is a signed confession.  Yesterday, a new ad from GOP presidential hopeful Governor Rick Perry debuted to the ire of YouTube.  Let’s change the title of Rick Perry from GOP Presidential hopeful to GOP Presidential homophobe.  As of 2:15 PM today, the…