Posts Tagged ‘election’

I can’t wait for this election to be over

Thursday, November 1st, 2012
I can’t wait for this election to be over

Nov. 2, 2012 By John Seiler Just four more day to D-Day -- Democracy Day. Then this dreadful election finally will be over. If the ancient Greeks could have seen how things would have turned out, instead of inventing democracy, they would have drunk the hemlock rather than forcing it on Socrates....

Archie Bunker explains the election

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
Archie Bunker explains the election

Oct. 31, 2012 By John Seiler Back in the late 1970s, with a previous bogus energy "crisis" striking, and Democrats demanding that citizens make "sacrifices," philosopher Archie Bunker explained what was going in words that still resonate today. ...

The day after the election

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Oct. 22, 2012 By Katy Grimes With the 2012 election in full swing, everyone's focus seems to be on the candidates and ballot initiatives. We are inundated with ludicrous, often irrelevant political advertising. But what happens after the election? What happens if President Obama gets reelected an...

Prop. 32 would curb union dominance

Monday, October 15th, 2012
Prop. 32 would curb union dominance

Oct. 15, 2012 By Katy Grimes Long ago it became evident that a passion for teaching in California schools was overshadowed by union membership. Far too many teachers became flag-waving union members, choosing union activism over student achievement. Proposition 32, the "Paycheck Protection" bal...

Election 2012: ‘Survivor’ or ‘Clueless?’

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Oct. 2, 2012 Katy Grimes: Voter fatigue is no longer an factor this election cycle because thoughtful voters appear instead to be tuning out entirely to media and polls, and instead tuning into reality television. There's an irony. "It's getting much harder for pollsters to get people to respond...

Kiss a Democrat if you’re outta work

Friday, July 27th, 2012

July 26, 2012 By Katy Grimes I remember when Democrats were all about supporting hard working men and women. So were Republicans, but it was Democrats who were more closely associated with the working class. And that's the rub; Democrats no longer support the working class because they are so b...

‘Eureka!’ California stinks!

Monday, July 16th, 2012

July 16, 2012 By Katy Grimes I write this with a heavy heart, under duress, and with a longing for what once was, in my home state... "The land of milk and honey" has curdled and soured. "The Golden State" has lost its sheen and is now irreversibly tarnished. "The Grape State"  withered on t...

Democrats kill pension reform bills

Thursday, June 21st, 2012
Democrats kill pension reform bills

June 21, 2012 By Katy Grimes Antics today in the California Senate hit an all time low when Democrats blocked attempts to bring public pension reform bills SB 1176 and Senate Constitutional Amendment 18 to the Senate Floor for a vote in order to make the November ballot deadline. Senate Republica...

The tangled web of High-speed spending

Monday, June 11th, 2012

June 11, 2012 By Katy Grimes SACRAMENTO -- With the looming state budget deadline of June 15, most lawmakers are at least pretending to have budget issues in their sights at the moment. But there are still thousands of bills churning through the Capitol bill mill, many of which would cause even gr...

Prop 29 tobacco tax defeated

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

June 6, 2012 Katy Grimes: Ballotpedia just reported that Proposition 29, the Tobacco tax, was defeated 50.8 percent to 49.2 percent. Whew! That was close. But in the end, I think voters are just distrustful of another tax, and particularly how politicians would spend the funds.   Propo...