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Please Raise my Taxes

I’m going through the thoughtful packet of school information for my son who’s entering his junior year of high school in Irvine (my daughter’s fourth grade packet will arrive the first week of school).  Filling out conrtact forms, signing permission slips, and checking off the fees and charges for things he’ll need this year.  It’s…

WDYT: Where Can the “Old Right” Go?

As you all know by now, I don’t always agree with Steven Greenhut & his fellow Register editorial writers. However, Greenhut’s latest post at Orange Punch really hit me. Where do libertarians & paleoconservatives go? The GOP no longer even talks about liberty. Limiting government is no longer on its agenda. When the GOP at…

Fullerton Councilmember Keller Spanks Nelson

Here is the video link to the Fullerton City Council Meeting from Tuesday, August 19, 2008. The Register’s Orange Punch and Red County/OC Blog have written on this topic today. Both blogs have misrepresented the comments of Fullerton Councilmember Keller as an enemy of open government. That could not be further from the truth. I suggest…

Remember the Bear DNA Study McCain Brought Up at Saddleback…

  From the fourm at Saddleback on Saturday, Senator McCain gave this thoughtful response about spending: And my friend, it was not taxes that mattered in America in the last several years.  It was spending.  Spending got completely out of control.  We spent money in a way that mortgaged our kids’ futures.  My friends, we…

Another Stark Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

The Saddleback Church event certainly showed contrasting styles between Barack Obama’s thoughful and nuanced answered to questions in a conversation with Paster Rick Warren, compared to John McCain’s terse and direct responses so he could get his stump speech in.  Democrats seemed hapy with Obama’s performance as Republicans seems pleased with McCain’s. Over at Red…

CA-44: Tune Into Bill Hedrick This Thursday!

This just in from the Bill Hedrick campaign! It looks like another of our local candidates will be featured on national radio this week! Go OC Democrats! Oh yes, and thank goodness for Thom Hartmann & Air America. BILL HEDRICK ON THE THOM HARTMANN SHOW THIS THURSDAY MORNING Bill Hedrick, Democratic candidate for the 44th…