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Archive for April, 2009

Discontent and the Tea Parties

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

by Jon Coupal | Sacramento

In normal times, political institutions generally reflect the members they serve. In theory, a legislative body reflects the combined wisdom and experience of its elected representatives. And those representatives, again in theory, reflect the views of the citizens who elected them. The same can be said of virtually any organization, whether [...]

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LET US NOT PRAISE FAMOUS MEN (OR WOMEN)

Monday, April 13th, 2009

From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

The way that liberal politicians and Hollywood celebrities carry on over the plight of poor people, you might easily get the idea that they actually know some.  They don’t.  Why would they when they only [...]

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Still Basking in the Glow

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

President Barack Obama continues to enjoy high levels of domestic and foreign approval. About two-thirds of Americans have a favorable opinion of him, high marks under any circumstances, given the polarization of Americans, and extraordinary, considering the decrepit state of the American and world economies. It is all [...]

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They’re coming for your flat screen

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

by Chuck DeVore | Irvine

Why is it that many government agency names are oxymoronic? How much new water has the California Department of Water Resources delivered in the past couple of decades? How much energy has [...]

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From ExileStreet.com

by Burt Prelutsky | Los Angeles

Although I would like to believe that every single article I write springs full-grown from my brain as Athena was alleged to have sprung from the head of Zeus, such is not always the case.  [...]

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by Wayne Lusvardi | Pasadena

Ambrose Bierce in The Devil’s Dictionary satirically defined electricity as the power that causes all natural phenomena not known to be caused by something else.  This definition seems apt for California Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), also known as the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006. AB 32, which mandates [...]

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Funding the Fleet of the Future

Thursday, April 2nd, 2009

by J. F. Kelly, Jr. | Coronado

Is the enormous cost of shipbuilding, combined with the current dismal economic climate and the historic projected deficits caused by stimulus spending and the Obama administration’s social spending plans, pricing our “blue water” Navy out of business? Can America continue building major combatant ships like aircraft carriers, guided [...]

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