July 20, 1986 – 27 years later

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Twenty seven years. More detail here Dig that 1980s formal wear. Kudos to My Child Bride – she planned the event entirely. And we paid for the entire soiree ourselves. No debt was incurred. Heaven forbid that I attempt to dis-assemble the wedding photo album, least I be unable so re-assemble it, so I just ...

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and ...

Fundraising With The Smear Of Guilt

Received a delightful letter from the Republican National Committee. Seems that they are concerned that, well, I’ve gone loco.     I’ve got… a problem with  this. First, I’ve never contributed directly to the RNC. I’ve never been a member of the RNC. I have contributed to individual candidates. But I’ve never contributed to the ...

National GOP and the California ATM: Or, how I learned to stop worrying, and love losing elections

I received a charming call from a national GOP fundraiser on Saturday asking me to ‘renew‘ my commitment to the National Party. I demurred, making certain that she understood that while I had contributed to the Presidential campaign in the general election, I was dissatisfied with the national party’s efforts across all fronts: Congressional, Senatorial, and the ...

Missing a distinctive voice

In this political season, I find myself missing a particular voice.  A voice that was as unique as any other audibly, and in terms of his happy warrior tone. Dean Barnett would really be enjoying this ride in 2012, and would lend a valuable voice to the current debate. A voice that could help us all ...

Dominoes. California Style.

The City of San Bernardino has become the third city in California to file for bankruptcy protection in the past two weeks. Essentially, the city was at a point where they weren’t going to be able to meet their payroll obligations. Stockton filed for bankruptcy protection in June. With a projected $26 million budget deficit, Stockton became the ...

A day for silence.

I don’t post very often. So essentially, this site is quiet most days. But, in support of some people who are being terrorized for simply exercising their right to free speech, I’ll announce that there is a reason to remain silent today. Convicted Domestic terrorist Brett Kimberlin and his criminal allies need to be stopped. This is ...

A Stick Up, or A Pay Off

Sixteen billion dollars. The California projected deficit for 2012-2013.  Sixteen billion. The California deficit is just three billion short of the entire budget for the state of Colorado, at nineteen billion. The California deficit is three times larger than the entire budget of the state of New Mexico, at $5.6 billion. But it is not ...