Category Archives: politics

Xavier Becerra and Barbara Lee speeches at the DNC 2012

Marcy Kaptur didn’t speak, but if you have any spare money for any of those three on the sidebar, please send them some. They are truly worthy Dems. Oh, and remember to vote on November 6, 2012. Election day should … Continue reading

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Jennifer Granholm at the DNC 2012 (fasten your seat belt)

My new idol.

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Bill Clinton full DNC Speech 2012

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Ew. Worse than I thought.

“Romney, on the other hand, is a perfect representative of one side of the ominous cultural divide that will define the next generation, not just here in America but all over the world. Forget about the Southern strategy, blue versus … Continue reading

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MSM: lying or just lazy, all the same stuff

“Readers are no doubt meant to interpret this as saying that CBO found that the Act will increase the deficit. But anyone who actually read, or even skimmed, the CBO report (pdf) knows that it found that the ACA would … Continue reading

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Hooray for Procter & Gamble

“‘We believe it is in the best interest of California, our company, and our consumers for the state to maintain fair and competitive tax policies for all businesses operating in the state,’ wrote Patrick L. Hayes, Procter & Gamble’s associate … Continue reading

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Mayerson GOTV 2013

Don’t let this happen to you. So get out there and get registered to vote. And don’t delay, some states have complicated registration processes and you have to be registered 30 days before the election. California Colorado (oooh, handsome SOS) … Continue reading

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41% of Professional women are not having kids because she who travels fastest, travels alone

And the patriarchy runs our society sucks. “First off, 41% of professional women these days are choosing not to have children, and unlike ten years ago, they’re comfortable with their decisions on this front. In the straitened circumstances of a … Continue reading

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Prop 29: it’s not over ’til it’s ver

“The vote count for the tobacco tax on last week’s primary ballot narrowed again Tuesday as elections officials across California tallied hundreds of thousands of uncounted ballots. “The measure, known as Proposition 29, was losing by just over 33,200, a … Continue reading

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Mitt Romney, he just lies about stuff

(via) I don’t want this man to be president of the United States. I don’t care about anything else, but if I did, it would be this: Mitt Romney is lying about stuff now Mitt Romney doesn’t care that he … Continue reading

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Smoking in California

“If the ballot initiative won, the sponsoring American Cancer Society estimated, 220,000 kids would never start smoking and 100,000 adults would quit rather than pay the extra $1 per pack to fund research on tobacco-related diseases. That would cut deeply … Continue reading

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Leave it to the BBC

To give us historical perspective and quote Monty Python. And, yes, you have to click the link and read the thing to see the Python quote. Geeze, do I have file your taxes, too? I’m just quoting the cerebral part … Continue reading

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Stop the thieving California heath insurance companies now

Okay, this video is funny, informative, and hard hitting. But this new way of gathering petition signatures is brilliant. Please do what I did and go to Justify Their Rates (justifyrates.org), get this petition (pdf), sign it and send it … Continue reading

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Welcome to the wonderful wonderland of California politics

“The state’s ethics watchdog agency on Thursday dismissed allegations against Assemblyman Chris Norby (R-Fullerton) that he misused campaign funds to pay for a motel stay in Orange County for personal benefit. “The state Fair Political Practices Commission overruled its chief … Continue reading

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Someone else who finds Marcy Kaptur a Worthy Dem

“Toledo, Ohio, where I reside, is an old Rust Belt city with bragging rights over very little. Two exceptions are: this is the city that produced the greatest jazz pianist – hell the greatest pianist – who ever lived, Art … Continue reading

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CEO Compensation Bubble

Like many things, compensating CEOs and managers on the success of the stock seemed like a good idea, but it doesn’t take into account performance and luck and is inherently unfair, so it has to go. Unfortunately, it rewards the … Continue reading

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The perils of the unprepared

She might not be a Moonie, but she’s definitely an idiot. “Reporter: No, actually, because when Reagan came in later on, things actually changed. “Brown: No, Reagan came before me. Reagan came after my father and then I came after … Continue reading

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Hooray for Mayors for the Freedom to Marry

Mayors for the Freedom to Marry (via) Is your mayor on this list? Mine is! Oh, Antonio! You’re so wonderful…sometimes.

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“Dear Atlas,”

“Fucking SHRUG already. “The suspense is killing us. “We, the Ninety Nine Percent of all American citizens, who are now in OPEN REVOLT against what is no longer a democratic government answerable to the People, have been waiting for the … Continue reading

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The man called Dotcom (I couldn’t possibly make this up)

“Although the company is based in Hong Kong and Dotcom lives in New Zealand, some of the alleged pirated content was hosted on leased servers in Virginia, and that was enough for U.S. prosecutors to act.” ~snip~ “The Electronic Frontier … Continue reading

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This applies to SOPA and PIPA, too

Contact your reps to just say no to SOPA and PIPA. And here’s why and more why you’ll be glad you did! Oh, and here’s another visual reminder about how bad SOPA and PIPA are (click on image for larger … Continue reading

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I hate Reagan, episode 69,468 squared

If this chart doesn’t make you see red, there’s something wrong with you: “The following chart tells the story. It shows inflation-adjusted GDP per capita and median family income from 1947 (the earliest year for which the income data are … Continue reading

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SOPA dope is bad news for everything anyone cares about

“I’m a world-class nerd. But that doesn’t mean I understand the nuts and bolts of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), an internet censorship bill on which the House Judiciary Commitee held hearings today.” The Stop Online Piracy Act and … Continue reading

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If they won’t go away, they should at least cough up some dough

Geeze, either or, folks, either or. Tell Kim Kardashian (and the rest of them [GM]) to endorse the millionaires tax (or go away [GM]) Oh, and then there’s the question of paying decent taxes on ill-gotten gains and possibly doing … Continue reading

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Names to remember from the Bush junta’s war in Iraq

Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condolezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle, and Douglas Feith are responsible for a war based on lies, fought on borrowed money, fueled by greed, racism, sadism, and madness. Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condolezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz, … Continue reading

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Ding Dong the Hitch is dead

And good riddance. I stopped reading the Nation years ago because he was in it. Here’s the run-down by David E, who has a stronger stomach for these things than I do. Ah, Hitchens, it was so tempting to agree … Continue reading

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Get your censor on

Get Your War On gets back in the saddle for SOPA and PIPA crazy internet censorship bills. Get Your Censor On and what you can do about it.

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UC Davis is never going to live this down

Nor should they. (bow down to this photographer, Louise Macabitas, who doesn’t have a site I can link to) “Hundreds of students and faculty members at UC Davis gathered Monday in the campus quad to protest the use of pepper … Continue reading

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Darrell Issa. Still a swine.

“L.E.: Why are Republicans saying that USPS is “in the red”? “J. B.: Despite its long track record and regular surplus, the USPS is now on the chopping block because of a new policy that puts an extremely unfair financial … Continue reading

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Why we live the way we live now in California

“First, as something of a preface, let’s just posit that Prop 13 has been an overall disaster for the state. After all, this is a progressive blog. If you want details of how that is the case, well, just use … Continue reading

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