Tag Archive for California

Will Tea Partiers Celebrate Their Federal Tax Cut Tomorrow?

There are a number of “Tea Party Protests” being planned throughout Orange County tomorrow.  But recent CBS/New York Times polls show most of the Teabaggers still don’t realize that their taxes went down last year under President Obama’s stimulus package.  This report, from Citizens for Tax Justice, provides a sobering picture that strikes a contrast with…

Yes We Can/Hell No You Can’t Mash Up Goes Viral

It had to happen.  A mash up of 2008′s Will.i.am’s “Yes We Can” music video together with GOP Congressman John Boehner’s speech in Congress on healthcare reform is storming the Internet.  Take this into consideration as Republican senaotrs are invoking obscure rules to stop working at 2PM EDT or 11AM PDT to delay the work…

Editing Textbooks with a Conservative Bias

In case you missed this story over the weekend, the Texas Legislature has approved sweeping new changes to the content of textbooks used by schoolchildren there. And since Texas is the second largest market for textbooks in the nation and California likely won’t be ordering new editions of textbooks until 2014, these edits — which…

Students Support Torrico’s Fair Share for Fair Tuition Bill

In this video two Orange County student activists Ethan Matsuda and Jackie Rodarte advocate for the passage of AB 656, Alberto Torrico’s Fair Share for Fair Tuition bill. AB 656 will help reverse the skyrocketing fees and tuition at our UC, CSU and community college campuses. While California is struggling with record deficits and education funding is being gutted, big oil is enjoying historic profits. But California is the only major oil producing state in the country that doesn’t charge big oil their fair share.