Tag Archive for California

Orange County Republicans Shed Crocodile Tears Over the Effects of Prop 13 on Local Cities

Republican crocodile tears flowed this weekend in Orange County as a group of city officials called F.I.S.T. – “Fight Insane State Theft” – comprised of 14 Orange County mayors and 42 city council members, nearly all of them Republicans – protested Republican Governor Schwarzenegger’s plan to take away billions in state property tax revenue from…

It’s Official: Newsom Announces Via Twitter and YouTube.

Gavin Newsom has just made it official, he’s running for Governor of Californial. His campaign sent a message to his supporters via Twitter at 9:05 am with a link to the following video. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BH0jnyuJ1Tg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Egavinnewsom%2Ecom%2F&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Will Texas Secede from the Union?

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LHrIxc-QyE[/youtube] Back in 2004, when George W. Bush won the smallest precentage victory for the re-election of a president in wartime, HBO host Bill Maher had a commentary on Real Time where he used a phrase to descrive the South, “Upon further review, you can go.” making a reference to the South’s attempt to secede from…

Democrats Should Be Joining the Tea Parties

Democrats are responding to the growing nationwide phenomena of anti-tax “tea parties” protests by mocking them and by pointing out that they are prompted and run by right-wing organizations. Neither response is a winning political strategy. It is pure political stupidity — and bad economic policy — for Democrats to treat the tax protests with derision…