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3 senators suspended — WITH pay
Sens. Leland Yee, Ronald S. Calderon and Roderick Wright have been suspended by the state Senate. So they can't keep voting on legislation, 99 percent of which is unneeded, expensive and wasteful. But they'll still get paid themselves, according to the L.A. Times: "The paid suspensions of Sens.¬...
Gangsters in the Facebook Age
What would Don Corleone say? Organized crime on Facebook? According to the Chronicle: "Raymond 'Shrimp Boy' Chow made an appearance in federal court today and remains locked up after his arrest on charges including money laundering, but he also somehow made an appearance on his Facebook page....
Earthquake just hit Orange County
9:11 pm. About 3 minutes ago, an earthquake rolled through Orange County. In Huntington Beach, where I live, it lasted about 45 seconds. My guess is that it was not in O.C. because of the rolling. My dogs were acting weird when I took them for a walk 5 min. earlier. But I didn't know why. U...
A modest proposal on political scandals
Here's a modest proposal on political scandals. When a politician is indicted, then taxes are reduced equivalent to his proportional representation of the people. The reasoning is this: He was corrupt, therefore he wasted tax dollars. So citizens shouldn't have to pay any more for his corrupt act...
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