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A Reality Check for Mr. Greenhut on Hillary: AKA “I endorse Hillary Clinton for President”

The Register’s Steven Greenhut accomplished two things in yesterday’s editorial; he got across how much he personally loathes Hillary Clinton and how her election as the first female president might serve as the cure for what ails the Republican Party right now. Steve blasts Hillary’s “barely disguised support for massive government programs, her grating schoolmarm…

What’s So Wrong About Health Care for All?

Last Thursday night, local progressives gathered in Downtown Huntington Beach to protest King George the Clueless’ decision to veto health care for poor kids. And fortunately, I was able to attend that protest. It is amazing how so many people understand the need for these kids to get the medical care they need, yet so…

Flash Reports’ Praise of Bush’s SCHIP Veto; More Proof Republicans Have No Heart

On today’s Flash Report, in a post on related to the troubles in the mortgage industry, Jon Fleischman praised President Bush’s veto of the SCHIP bill as a “commitment to fiscal prudence.” Fiscal prudence versus the political prudence of a program supported by 72 percent of all Americans (or about the same percentage that thinks…

Western C-PAC Guest List Announced: What? No Coulter!?

Jim Lacy has a short post at Flash Report on the guest list for Western C-PAC (Conservative Political Action Committee) meeting taking place next week in Newport Beach. Jim says:  Presidential candidate Congressman Duncan Hunter has confirmed he will be a speaker at the upcoming Western Conservative Political Action Conference in Newport Beach on October…

Drink Liberally in Surf City Tonight (After You Protest With Us)!

Calling all liberal-minded denizens of Surf City! Huntington Beach has a new Drinking Liberally! Come on over and celebrate with us tonight! Oh wait… Before we celebrate, we need to protest. In case you haven’t heard, King George the Knucklehead just vetoed health care for poor kids. And now, House Republicans are looking to sustain…

Nuclear Power Equals Clean Water?

Over the weekend, State Rep. Chuck DeVore announced that he’s proposing a plan that would recommission one of the nuclear reactors at San Onofre and tie it to a new desalination plant that would provide a new source of fresh water for a thirsy Southern California economy. About 20 percent of the new reactor would power desalination…