Tag Archive for US Senate

Where’s Orly’s Certificate?

A hat tip to the right-leading OC Political blog on this post that asks the question, why hasn’t Republican US Senate candidate dentist/lawyer/realtor Orly Taitz released a copy of her U.S. Naturalization papers? Taitz was born in the former Soviet Union and says she was naturalized in the 1990s.  But the lead birther who continually…

DeVore’s Silence on Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Surprises

While Chuck DeVore is no longer an elected official and his exploratory committee for the Third District’s supervisor’s seat demonstrates his eagerness to return to public sector life, he was the state’s biggest advocate for more nuclear energy throughout his six year assembly term and ill-fated run for the US Senate.  A quick scan of…

Jon Stewart: A New Hope

John Stewart (left), speaks to 9/11 first responders about health issues on 12/16/10. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central

For those of us who are Star Wars fanatics, virtually every scene is burned into our memories. Many scenes in the movie provide metaphors for situations we face in our lives. There is the scene early in the first movie where Luke is with his Uncle Owen buying droids for their farm. Symbolically they select the translator droid…

It Actually May Not Be So Bad

Or it could be worse. But hear me out. The House. Incoming committee chairs are so polluted by donations from the companies/industries they affect/oversee/regulate that legislation originating in the House will likely be as besotted as the new chairs. John Boehner, by all accounts, built his reputation on pragmatic compromise.

LA Times Endorses Boxer for Senate, Brown for Governor

The Los Angeles Times issued its endorsements for the top two races in California this election — and the editorial board on First Street has come out in favor of Senator Barbara Boxer for Senate and AG Jerry Brown for Governor.  Boxer’s endorsement ran in today’s edition while Brown’s endorsement ran in Sunday’s newspaper. On…

Best Political Button of the Season

Christine O’Donnell is the Tea Party candidate (don’t call her a Tea-Bagger) for Republicans running for US Senate in Delaware.  She’s noted as a strong advocate against sex outside of the marriage and against masturbation.  Her home is either in foreclosure or has liens placed against it and she’s running on a platform of fiscal…