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Vote NO on Prop 32: Not What It Looks Like


On the ballot this season is Proposition 32, an initiative which claims to bring an end to special interests spending in California elections. Sounds like a good idea, if that were what it actually did. Proposition 32 is a reboot of two previous attempts by Orange County based anti-union activists to stop the ability of unions to participate in California politics.

U.S. 9th Circuit Court Rules on Prop 8 Appeal: DENIED!


The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.

What are the Top Ten Most Taxed States in America?

I’ve had the good graces to live in New York, Massachusetts and California, and no matter whhcih state I call home, there are cries about how this state (whichever one I’m in) is the “most taxed state in America.  My favorite nickname for a state was “Taxachusetts.”  But the good people at MainStreet.com have crunched…

Morning News Bits 6-27-2011


Today we have a bit of a busy morning in the news department on both the local and national scene. Locally: Santa Ana Mayor Is Director of Bank Under Federal Watch and Supervisors Balk at Funding for Obesity Programs.

Jail Time for Unpaid Debt?

CalWatchDog’s John Seiler has this story of a Stockton man who was arrested, dragged from his home by a SWAT team, because of a missed court appointment over unpaid student loans from his estranged wife.  The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that arrests and jail time over unpaid debt is on the rise.  It begs the…