Tag Archive for Chuck DeVore

Harvey Milk Day May 22nd

In an LA Times Blog story this afternoon it is reported that a bill introduced by Assemblyman Mark Leno and State Senator Sheia Kuehl was narrowly approved Tuesday morning in the Senate that would require the Governor to proclaim May 22nd of each year as Harvey Milk Day in honor of slain gay civil rights…

Earthquake Preparedness Planning?

Interesting post over at Total Buzz by Register writer Jennifer Muir. Guess what emergency managers from across the county were doing yesterday when the ground started shaking? Discussing how to promote countywide earthquake drills. “We were at the point when we were talking about ways to get the public involved, and then the earthquake hit,”…

Marriage Equality in CA – The first four days

As far as I can tell, and since I am able to write this post I am pretty sure I am correct, the world has not come to an end because same gender marriages are now legally recognized in the State of California. I am also pretty sure that the institution of marriage has not…

John Cusack’s McCain-Bush Challenge

Not long ago, I chastised State Rep. Chuck DeVore for his involvement in funding (partially?) an anti-Obama/anti-Clinton TV ad produced by smearmaster Floyd Brown. The ad, which ran in North Carolina before the primary there, used opinion pieces and cherry picked quotations for its claims, which, in comments, Chuck challenged me to dispute the facts.  And…

The Willie Horton-ing of Barack Obama

Floyd Brown is the creator of the infamous Willie Horton ad than sunk the candidacy of Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis in 1988.  The ad portrayed Dukakis as soft on crime even though crime rates plunged in the late 80s as part of the Duke’s Massachusetts Miracle. Floyd Brown is at it again.  This time against…

Calling all Irvine Parents: Save Class Sizes in Grades 4-12

It’s a given, students do better when their class sizes are smaller.  IUSD is facing more than $12 million cuts (with no help from our state legislators I might add), and the Irvine City Council, through the actions of city councilor Sukhee Kang, have stepped up to help.  So instead of writing a check to DeVore in…