Category Archives: Politics As Usual

The Governator’s way

If you don’t actually live in California, it’s easy to say that we’re all a little (or a lot) insane over here. But actually living here teaches other lessons altogether, including: Money talks.Take the latest circumnavigation of constitutional powers our … Continue reading

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Poll: War! What is good for? (Absolutely) Nothin’! (Say it again!)

A Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that Americans who answer polls are finally waking up to the fact that the war in Iraq isn’t really accomplishing anything worthwhile, with nearly 60% now saying that the war isn’t worth fighting. 52% … Continue reading

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Up in smoke?

Today, an 8-month-long civil trial against the tobacco industry reaches conclusion as closing arguments are given from the Justice Department concerning their claim that the cancernakers are guilty of fraud and racketeering in a 50-year conspiracy to addict and mislead … Continue reading

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California’s Definition of Descrimination Act

Assembly Bill 19 was proposed by San Francisco Democratic Assemblyman Mark Leno. It would redefine the state’s family code to define marriage as between “two persons” instead of “a man and a woman.” Coming up for a vote today, it … Continue reading

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Luke, I am your big brother!

Three cheers for the jackasses at Homeland Security. In their neverending quest to keep us safe from bad dialogue they’ve made their first ever criminal bit torrent bust. Employing technology known as BitTorrent, the Elite Torrents network attracted more than … Continue reading

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Palpatine moving in for the kill

Now that our glorious Emperor has control of the Imperial Senate and most of the outlying planetary system governors, he is using his dark powers to try to take over the courts as well. While the Empire’s Sithpublicans are lined … Continue reading

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Economy ecology

How does the global economic outlook shape up according to those who handle the cash? Not so great. Merrill Lynch took a poll of 339 fund managers around the world, and what they see is a “truly breathtaking” shift toward … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter, much?

At a hammer-themed $250-a-plate dinner honoring him with giant red, white and blue cakes topped with candy hammers and a frightening rendition of “If I Had a Hammer,” Chief Republican Hammer Tom DeLay labeled Democrats as the party with no … Continue reading

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Committee gives Bolton the finger

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 10-8 to send the nomination of Michael Bolton to the Seante, but didn’t give him a recommendation saying that he’s an okay songwriter but his singing has been known to make babies cry and … Continue reading

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Irony in the lobby

Republican House leader Tom DeLay is under intensifying scrutiny for some potentially shady dealings involving money, travel and lobbyists. Democrats and even some Republicans are pushing for investigations into his dealings and are questioning his continuing role as a leader … Continue reading

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