July 24, 2002
Saved by the courts

Last month I mentioned that California Gov. Gray Davis had made a little mistake when it came to submitting to arbitration with some lawyers who had sued the state over its illegal "Smog Impact Fee" assessed on people who registered vehicles from out of state in California. Well, the courts have saved him -- and […]

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July 14, 2002
A point for Pitt

On "Meet the Press" today, host Tim Russert took pains to point out in the Xerox accounting scandal that the SEC fine was $10 million -- on an overstatement of $6 billion. Yes, the fine is a pittance -- but who pays that fine? Give you a hint: It's not the accountants, the board of […]

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July 10, 2002
Gray Davis watch

The news is a little old, but when the economy tanked and the California government was faced with a large budget deficit, Gov. Gray Davis announced a hiring freeze. It turned out the freeze wasn't exactly real, and since then the state has hired about 9,000 additional workers. According to a report in the Sacramento […]

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May 1, 2002
Secret Service boozers

Vice President Dick Cheney's drunken, brawling, Tyson-esque Secret Service agents won't be facing charges for thier part in a brawl that left a local man missing part of his ear. The North County Times reported that the whole situation was so muddled that no one could be convicted of anything. Whatever the comment, a fight […]

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December 3, 2001
Sunday Morning Shows

Every Sunday morning I record as many of the news shows that I can. Priority is given to "Fox News Sunday" and I record the other shows as best I can. On ABC's "This Week" Sam Donaldson interviewed Portland, Ore., police chief Mark Kroeker on his department's refusal to cooperate with the FBI's request to […]

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I'll be on the Dave Congalton Show at 4 p.m. PDT to talk about the #KristenSmart case, whether the Flores's can get a fair trial in SLO County and the role of citizen journalism and the YourOwnBackyardPodcast. Listen Live at http://920kvec.com

They don't want states, SCOTUS (at least not one that protects individual rights) or Senate. They want direct national control--& they want corporations to help implement policies & shut down expression that threatens them. I just wish they knew the definition of "fascist"

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