â€œPhysical stalking, cyberstalking, and other acts of intimidation are serious crimes that deserve serious consequences,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œUnfortunately, existing federal law doesnâ€™t do enough to protect victims and empower prosecutors. My bill would do both by strengthening existing laws to ensure all forms of harassment are taken seriously in the eyes of the law.â€
A friend sent me this link to a video on CollegeHumor.com; our favorite OC teabaggers should love this.Â Enjoy.
UPDATED: “House votes to extend jobless benefits” – On Tuesday, House Democrats revived legislation to extend unemployment benefits after previous legislation failed to pass the Senate. The new House bill, HR 5618, only addresses the unemployment extension. If approved, it would have allowed the more recently-unemployed to continue getting extended benefits and Fed-Ed aid through November. It would be retroactive to May and June.
Â Art Pedroza has declared an end to the Orange County blogs wars and made himself a martyr to the cause.Â While it’s all great theater, it’s a song many of us have heard before.Â There isn’t a blogwar with the Orange Juice and Art, but there is the matter of a pending lawsuit.Â And…
â€œAs we rebuild Orange Countyâ€™s economy, we must put in place common-sense rules to ensure Wall Street and the Big Banks never again gamble with our money and our future,â€ said Rep. Sanchez. â€œWall Street firms may be bouncing back, but Californians continue to suffer from the consequences of their actions. This bill is about whose side youâ€™re on, and Iâ€™m on the side of working families.â€
I receieved an e-mail announcing Councilwoman Michele Martinez’ last minute push to raise money before the deadline, which is today, and also announcing her upcoming event next week. You can read the flier . Notice anything wrong?
This came in from Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang this morning.Â It’s a responsible budget that draws on the city’s rainy day fund while holding costs down and not cutting city services – an enviable position compared to many other cities in California. From the Mayor: “I’m pleased to announce that the City Council has adopted…