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California Needs High Speed Rail

Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood talk about high speed rail expansion while traveling from Washington, D.C. to Philadelphia, PA on an Amtrak Acela train, February 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

It’s a holiday weekend and the highways will be jammed and the airports full.  Enjoy that middle seat in coach.  After experiencing the joy of traveling via high speed rail in Europe last week, I’d just like to know why its taking so long in California. We’re warned about long lines and spotty service of…

NRA Releases Videogame with Coffin Shaped Targets

After blaming the horrific shooting of school children in Newtwon, CT on violent videogames, the National Rifle Association has released a videogame that teaches kids to shoot firearms.  The game, “NRA Practice Range,” has coffin shaped targets with red bullseyes at head and heart levels.  Just what you want your six-year old to play. From…

SOPA Dead; Issa Won’t Bring it to a Vote

The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week had betetr than expected attendance in spite of no blockbuster announcement, but there was a very loud anti-SOPA and pro-SOPA effort underway at the show.  What’s SOPA you ask?  It’s the Stop Online Piracy Act aimed largely at websites that might house pirated content.  It…

Disneyland to Sin City Express? Again, Jindal Didn’t Let Facts Get in His Way.

Why can’t our media in Southern California be more like this? Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal leveled a colorful if well-worn zinger at Democrats and at Las Vegas on Tuesday in the nationally broadcast Republican response to the president’s address to Congress. Jindal repeated a favorite Republican explanation for why they voted en masse against President…

WDYT: Bullet Train to Sin City?

Can you imagine a train that can take you from Anaheim to Las Vegas in under 90 minutes? Believe it or not, there’s a plan to make it happen. In fact, Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons (R) will soon come to Sacramento to discuss with Arnold the Governator on how to make it happen. Both Governors…