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Obama Nails the SOTU; GOP Reaction, Meh

President Barack Obama in Costa Mesa

From the State of the Union speech I heard, you’d hardly know the Democrats lost the Senate last fall.  President Barack Obama’s 6th State of the Union was masterful in its delivery and his message reasonated with the majority of the American people via a cool tool used by CNN. Here’s the speech in full. …

MLK Day and Beyond the “I Have a Dream” Speech

Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom including Rabbi Joachim Prinz,, Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis lead a procession.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

With Monday being Martin Luther King Day, the easy and painless post to do is to simple repost MLK’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech which is clearly powerful and important.  But there’s a argument to be made that his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” is equally as important to the Civil Rights movement as…

Plastic Bag Ban worth fighting for.


Update: Surfrider is asking that people who support the plastic bag ban in Huntington Beach to attend Tuesday’s HB City Council Meeting at 6 PM. During my tenure as a Huntington Beach City Councilman, I stopped counting the number of times we debated the issue of banning single-use plastic bags at 17. 17 times that…

Who Wins the Game of Drones?


The recently completed Consumer Electronics Show just gets bigger and bigger every year with massive new convention space in the Venetian and Sands Expo spill over into the Aria, not to mention three main halls in the Las Vegas Convention Center.  You leave the show thinking all of your electronics are terrible and can’t wait…

Full Context: What Moxley Left Out of His Beth Krom Hit Piece

Councilmember Beth Krom welcomes Pelosi.

OC Weekly’s R. Scott Moxley has a hit piece on Irvine council member Beth Krom in this week’s edition.  With the exception of regular attacks on do-nothing Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, one would almost think Moxley is writing for The Flash Report these days as his work does nothing but help OC’s Republicans with headlines used in…