Tag Archive for tea party

The State of the Union

In case the coverage in Big Bear distracted you from the State of the Union, it was an ambitious speech by President Obama with a call for a national pre-school program to help kids get off to a better start, a new call for manufacturing excellence to help restore the middle class economy, and a…

Tea Party Whack Jobs Send Me Mail

I’m on some conservative mailing list.  It’s happened before.  One of my co-workers once registered me for membership in the Republican National Committee as a joke and it was the source of lots of entertainment during the Bush years.  And suddenly, it’s Deja Vu all over again. Check out the contents of an email from…

Allan Bartlett to Join Irvine Finance Commission

Libertarian and conservative media darling Allan Bartlett is getting an appointment to the Irvine City Finance Commission courtesy of council member-elect Christina Shea, according to sources inside Irvine City Hall.  Bartlett runs an investment practice in the city and always seems to show up when the OC press needs a conservative quote for a story.…

The Tea Party is Over: A Tale of Allen and Alan in Florida

In 2010, The Tea Party was the big winner in the mid-term elections forcing sometimes reasonable Republicans to embrace the crazy far right fringe and insisting taxes were too high in spite of evidence from the Congressional Budget Office that Americans actually pay a lower percentage of taxes as part of their income today than…