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  • Don't Do As Arnold Say Or Does (Big Government Republicanism Has No Future Alert)

    11/11/2008 9:16:34 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies · 241+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/11/2008 | Orange County Register Editorial
    Gov. Schwarzenegger first ran for office during the 2003 recall election as a fiscal conservative and social moderate, but he quickly abandoned any pretense of fiscal restraint. He has expanded government and has proposed far-reaching health care programs and other measures. His current plan is to "fix" the state's massive and intractable budget deficit by dramatically raising sales taxes and expanding the sales tax to additional services. This governor has put the state in a precarious position with his debt spending, which really is nothing more than a tax on our grandchildren. Yet the California GOP, under his ostensible leadership,...
  • Prop. 8 sign-stealing ignites free speech debate [California-"Same Sex Marriage"]

    10/30/2008 10:50:43 PM PDT · by TheDon · 11 replies · 618+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | October 30, 2008 | SALVADOR HERNANDEZ
    ... Theft and vandalism of Proposition 8 signs have been reported in Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Irvine and Laguna Hills. In Fullerton, five people were taken into custody after police there found 10 torn "Yes on Proposition 8" signs in their car. The suspects told police they had just attended a "No on 8" rally. In Irvine, two citizen arrests have been reported of people stealing or vandalizing "Yes" signs and on Tuesday, three students were stopped by a police officer in an area where several signs had the word "No" spray-painted over several "Yes" signs....
  • The Other Side's Hypocritical Argument (Same Sex Marriage Means End To Parental Rights Alert)

    10/28/2008 9:59:18 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 18 replies · 675+ views
    ProtectMarriage.com ^ | 10/27/2008 | John Maxfield
    It is simply amazing how the "No on Prop. 8" campaign is unwilling to stand up for what it believes. For a week now the campaign has said one thing; yet it believes something else. What do I mean? Well, the "No on Prop. 8" campaign maintains that, if Proposition 8 fails, kids will not be exposed to same-sex marriage instruction in school; yet it maintains that gay marriage is a fundamental right. Huh? If gay marriage is a fundamental right, then it should be taught in school. Can you think of another fundamental right that is not taught in...
  • Fullerton teacher was set up, wife named 'person of interest,' police say

    05/29/2008 9:37:08 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 10 replies · 116+ views
    OCRegister ^ | 5/29/08 | KIMBERLY EDDS
    Drugs and a shotgun were planted in his car, police report. His estranged wife has been named a person of interest. Authorities believe Sunny Hills High School history teacher Gregory Abbott was the victim of an elaborate setup by someone who planted drugs and an unloaded shotgun in his car. His estranged wife have been named as persons of interest.
  • McCain Can Sure Sound Like A Conservative (Mark Steyn: But He Isn't One Alert)

    02/09/2008 3:37:00 AM PST · by goldstategop · 92 replies · 170+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 2/09/2008 | Mark Steyn
    A decisive chunk of the Republican primary electorate didn't find this goofily endearing. When Mitt stood up and warbled, they didn't like his tune. They wanted something meaner and rawer and tougher, and there was John McCain. At the risk of overextending my musical analogy way beyond its natural 32 bars, it should be noted that the defining McCain moment came back in the fall when he responded to Hillary Clinton's support for public funding for a Woodstock museum. If you're under 70 and have no idea what "Woodstock" is or why it would require its own museum, ask your...
  • Capitalism Is "The Agent Of Change" (Mark Steyn: Psst: Don't Tell The Politicians Alert)

    01/12/2008 10:28:17 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 120+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1/12/2007 | Mark Steyn
    Now there are generally two reactions to the above story. If you're like me, you're reminded yet again why you love capitalism. It's dynamic. And the more capitalist your economy, the more dynamic it is. Every great success story is vulnerable to the next great success story – which is why teenagers aren't picking their CDs from the Sears-Roebuck catalog. There's a word for this. Now let me see. What was it again? Oh, yeah: "change." Innovation drives change, the market drives change. Government "change" just drives things away: You could ask many of the New Hampshire primary voters who...
  • Candidates Lose Fear Of Wishing "Merry Christmas" (Huckabee Tilts At Anti-MC Jihad Crowd Alert)

    12/22/2007 1:03:23 AM PST · by goldstategop · 29 replies · 149+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/22/2007 | Mark Steyn
    This guy Huckabee is some kind of genius. A week ago, you had to be the Pope or the Queen to do your own big televised Christmas message. But now, since Huck climbed into his red sweater and hired George Lucas to do the notorious "floating cross" effect, every single-digit nickel 'n' dime presidential candidate is donning his gay apparel and trolling the ancient Yuletide carol. I haven't seen so much festive knitwear since "The Andy Williams Christmas Show" 1973. Because Mike Huckabee mentioned "the birth of Christ," he liberated the equivocal tentative finger-in-the-windy candidates and enabled them to utter...
  • Criminal Deportations Fuel Border Crime Wave (Sob Story BS About Illegal Immigration Alert)

    12/18/2007 5:28:30 AM PST · by goldstategop · 20 replies · 79+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/18/2007 | Noberto Santana Jr.
    Law enforcement officials on both sides of the border are seeing a crime wave fueled by U.S. deportation policies, which dump busloads of criminal immigrants in large groups at border cities like Tijuana. "Nobody saw this coming," said Tijuana's Mayor Kurt Honald, who has protested the dumping of criminals at the Tijuana gates. He says deportees have triggered a 300 percent rise in petty crime during the last year, as criminals raise money for a return to the U.S. Others join narcotics cartels and smuggling organizations to pay for their return. "They just go right back to the United States....
  • Let's Have A Free Market For Housing And Religion (Mark Steyn On Capitalism And Freedom)

    12/08/2007 4:11:43 AM PST · by goldstategop · 31 replies · 390+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/08/2007 | Mark Steyn
    That's very true. As America demonstrates, faith thrives in a free market. In Europe, the established church, whether formal (the Church of England) or informal (as in Catholic Italy and Spain), killed religion as surely as state ownership killed the British car industry. When the Episcopal Church degenerates into wimpsville relativist milquetoast mush, Americans go elsewhere. When the Church of England undergoes similar institutional decline, Britons give up on religion entirely. Instead of a state church, Europe believes in the state as church – the all-powerful beneficent provider of cradle-to-grave welfare. "Freedom requires religion," said Mitt Romney, and, whether or...
  • Offense Is No Defense (Mark Steyn On Multicultural Sensitivity's Threat To Freedom Alert)

    12/01/2007 9:26:02 AM PST · by goldstategop · 22 replies · 162+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 12/01/2007 | Mark Steyn
    But the point is that the right not to be offended is now the most sacred right in the world. The right to freedom of speech, freedom of association, freedom of movement, all are as nothing compared with the universal right to freedom from offense. It's surely only a matter of time before "sensitivity training" is matched by equally rigorous "inoffensiveness training" courses. East is east, and west is west, and in both we take offense at anything: Santas saying "Ho ho ho," teddy bears called Mohammed. And yet the difference is very telling: The now-annual Santa lawsuits in the...
  • Ballot Measure Seeks To Rein In Cities' Land Grabs (Eminent Domain Reform Alert)

    11/27/2007 9:44:04 AM PST · by goldstategop · 11 replies · 122+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/27/2007 | Orange County Register Editorial
    t's one thing for a government to use its police powers to take a property to make way for a truly public project, such as a freeway, but quite another for it to bulldoze neighborhoods because a developer is coveting the property. The League of California Cities and the California Redevelopment Association, whose members benefit by the current lax standards for eminent domain, funded a campaign in November 2006 to stop Proposition 90, a statewide initiative that would have banned eminent domain for economic development and forced cities to pay compensation for "regulatory takings." Fortunately, supporters of a more traditional,...
  • GOP Looks Like The Party Of Diverse Ideas (Mark Steyn: GOP Not Short On Ideas Alert)

    11/24/2007 8:44:23 AM PST · by goldstategop · 26 replies · 68+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/24/2007 | Mark Steyn
    Rudy Giuliani was a brilliant can-do executive who transformed the fortunes of what was supposedly one of the most ungovernable cities in the nation. But on guns, abortion and almost every other social issue he's anathema to much of the party. Mike Huckabee is an impeccable social conservative but, fiscally speaking, favors big-government solutions with big-government price tags. Ron Paul has a long track record of sustained philosophically coherent support for small government but he's running as a neo-isolationist on war and foreign policy. John McCain believes in assertive American global leadership but he believes just as strongly in constitutional...
  • World Should Give Thanks To America (Mark Steyn On American Exceptionalism Alert)

    11/17/2007 9:40:53 AM PST · by goldstategop · 46 replies · 219+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/18/2007 | Mark Steyn
    So Americans should be thankful they have one of the last functioning nation-states. Europeans, because they've been so inept at exercising it, no longer believe in national sovereignty, whereas it would never occur to Americans not to. This profoundly different attitude to the nation-state underpins, in turn, Euro-American attitudes to transnational institutions such as the United Nations. But on this Thanksgiving the rest of the world ought to give thanks to American national sovereignty, too. When something terrible and destructive happens – a tsunami hits Indonesia, an earthquake devastates Pakistan – the United States can project itself anywhere on the...
  • Musharaff Shooting Without A Script (Mark Steyn: Can't Judge Pakistan By Western Rules Alert)

    11/10/2007 8:41:48 AM PST · by goldstategop · 104 replies · 218+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 11/10/2007 | Mark Steyn
    Well, I dunno. It seems to me a certain humility is appropriate when offering advice to Islamabad. Gen. Musharraf is – as George S. Kaufman remarked when the Germans invaded Russia – shooting without a script. But that's because he presides over a country that defies the neatness of scripted narratives. In the days after 9/11, George W. Bush told the world that you're either with us or against us. Musharraf said he was with us, which was jolly decent of him considering that 99.9999 percent of his people are against us. In the teeth of that glum reality, he's...
  • Time for the U.S. to get comfortable with ideology - Mark Steyn

    10/14/2007 6:36:05 AM PDT · by tips up · 48 replies · 401+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | October 12, 2007 | Mark Steyn
    Peter Robinson, a Reagan speechwriter in the last years of the Cold War, posed an interesting question the other day. He noted that on Feb. 22, 1946, a mere six months after the end of World War II, George Kennan, a U.S. diplomat in Moscow, sent his famous 5,000-word telegram that laid out the stakes of the Cold War and the nature of the enemy, and that that "Long Telegram" in essence shaped the way America thought about the conflict all the way up to the fall of the Berlin Wall four decades later. And what Mr. Robinson wondered was...
  • Time For U.S To Get Comfortable With Ideology (Mark Steyn: Ssh On Islamofascism, Folks)

    10/14/2007 7:13:13 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 251+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/15/2007 | Mark Steyn
    So many of the administration's present problems derive from squeamishness about ideological confrontation that any effective Long Telegram would have to address. When President Bush declared a "war on terror," cynics understood that he had no particular interest in the IRA or the Tamil Tigers, but that he was constrained from identifying the real enemy in any meaningful sense: In the fall of 2001, a war on Islamic this or Islamic that would have caused too many problems with Gen. Musharraf and the House of Saud and other chaps he wanted to keep on side. But it's one reason, for...
  • Chemo For GOP: President Hillary (GOP Needs Complete Cleansing - Patient Is Sick Alert)

    10/13/2007 9:43:32 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 80 replies · 214+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 10/13/2007 | Steven Greenhut
    Well, when you've got a headache, you take an aspirin. When you've got the flu, you take something a little stronger. When you've got cancer, you need chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells but can come perilously close to killing the patient. It's a sad truth, but the Republican Party has the political equivalent of cancer. The party is immune from internal reform. Only the nastiest medicine imaginable can save it, and four (but probably eight) years of Clinton, backed by a Democratic congressional majority, is pretty tough medicine. Columnist Joe Dumas, writing for the Chattanoogan.com, captured the party's problem succinctly:...
  • Anderson leaving as publisher of The Orange County Register

    08/22/2007 12:57:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 225+ views
    Santa Ana, Calif. (AP) -- N. Christian Anderson III, publisher of The Orange County Register, will leave the company Sept. 15 after joining the paper as its editor 27 years ago and leading it to two Pulitzers, the newspaper said Wednesday. Anderson will be replaced by Terry Horne, publisher of the East Valley Tribune in Mesa, Ariz., which also is owned by the Register's parent company, Freedom Communications Inc., the newspaper said on its Web site. Anderson's departure was announced two weeks after the Register said it was laying off staff and trimming other services amid steep declines in profit...
  • Mark Steyn: Warm-mongers and cheeseburger imperialists

    08/12/2007 4:33:36 AM PDT · by Laverne · 39 replies · 2,368+ views
    ocregister.com ^ | 12 Aug 07 | MARK STEYN
    Something rather odd happened the other day. If you go to NASA's Web site and look at the "U.S. surface air temperature" rankings for the lower 48 states, you might notice that something has changed. snip
  • [CA] Republican Budget Offers Budget Surplus (Amazing But True Good News Alert)

    07/29/2007 3:45:17 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 4 replies · 373+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/29/2007 | Orange County Register Editorial Board
    Nevertheless, we probably can't expect Democrats to accept the GOP proposal, which was released Wednesday, even though they should. It looks as if the budget impasse will continue as we enter the 26th day of the new fiscal year without an adopted budget. The Republican proposal is rooted in the prudent preference that government spend no more than it receives. The Democrat opposition is rooted in a philosophy that finds compassion in doling out other people's money and that considers it reasonable to spend more than comes in if the cause is worthy. Some perspective is helpful. The state's general...
  • Swat Somebody's Butt And Yours Belongs To The D.A (Mark Steyn On Oregon Nifong Excess Alert)

    07/29/2007 3:20:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 68 replies · 2,015+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/29/2007 | Mark Steyn
    District Attorney Berry told reporter Susan Goldsmith of the Oregonian that his department "aggressively" pursues sex crimes. "These cases are devastating to children," he said. "They are life-altering cases." No, sir. The only one devastating children's lives is you. If you "win," and these "criminals" are convicted, 20, 30 years from now – applying for a job, volunteering for a community program, heading north for a weekend in Vancouver and watching the Customs guard swipe the driver's license through the computer – there'll be a blip, something will come up on the screen, and for the umpteenth time two middle-age...
  • Free The Cities (Steven Greenhut On Sweeping Away Local Big Government Alert)

    07/23/2007 3:52:00 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 7 replies · 440+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/22/2007 | Steven Greenhut
    Cities need to keep fees and taxes low. City staff should be helpful to customers. Hey, why not schedule office hours at times that suit those customers, not that suit city workers? Yet cities are increasingly closing their offices Fridays so that workers have another day off. Cities need to look at privatization and at shedding unnecessary departments – Sandy Springs, Ga., privatized the entire city (with the exception of public safety services) and is far better run and more efficient than neighboring cities. This new urban agenda also would end subsidies and special privileges for politically well-connected businesses, with...
  • Look Who's Holding Hostages Again (Mark Steyn On Americans Held Hostages In Iran Again Alert)

    07/22/2007 4:23:37 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 15 replies · 1,307+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/22/2007 | Mark Steyn
    The week before, Iran captured 14 spies near the Iraqi border who it claimed were agents of American and British intelligence equipped with surveillance devices. The "spies" in question were squirrels – as in small furry animals very protective of their nuts (much like the Democratic Party regarding Mr. Soros). I'm prepared to believe that a crack team of rodents from NUTS (the Ninja Undercover Team of Squirrels) abseiled into key installations in Iran and garroted the Revolutionary Guards, but not that the U.S. and British governments had anything to do with it. If they have any CIA or MI6...
  • Live Earth Concert Doesn't Rock (Mark Steyn On Algore's Flopped Global Warming Crusade Alert)

    07/22/2007 12:27:07 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/16/2007 | Mark Steyn
    f a tree falls in the forest and nobody hears it, is it because Al Gore and a bunch of elderly rockers organized an all-star stadium gala on its behalf? The colossal flopperoo of Live Earth is a heartening reminder that there are some things too ridiculous even for global pop culture, and one of them is the Rev. Almer Gortry speaking truth to power ballads. Why did so few people feel the urge to rock against climate change? Touchingly enough, the organizers put it down to the weather. Dismal TV ratings? "The BBC blamed the poor figures on Saturday's...
  • Restoring Limits To Borrow And Spend (State Court Slaps Down Arnold's Borrow And Spend Gambit Alert)

    07/08/2007 8:30:23 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 13 replies · 426+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 07/08/2007 | Orange County Register Editorial Board
    Why did the governor push ahead an appeal of the trial court's decision, even though he removed the potential savings from his budget? Our only conclusion is that the administration wanted to create a precedent that would eviscerate taxpayer protections for bond spending. Had the state won the case on appeal, virtually any debt run up by the government (for schools, government salaries, pensions, etc.) could be determined a legal obligation, and then those costs could be offloaded to future taxpayers and kept off the annual budget books. State legislators and this governor love to spend money. They love to...
  • The Illusionist (Mark Landsbaum Reveals Arnold The Big Spending RINO Alert)

    06/24/2007 5:44:16 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 270+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 06/24/2007 | Mark Landsbaum
    Here's the root of the problem. When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed his revised budget last month, he said he was "making the difficult decisions to slow spending growth ... ." Excuse me? The difficult decisions to slow spending growth? What's so difficult? It must be an irrepressible love of spending other peoples' money that makes it difficult, as the governor confesses it is for him, to merely slow down the annual increase in government spending. Notice that we never hear the governor complain about how difficult it is to spend more. Every year he's been office, Gov. Schwarzenegger has signed...
  • Bad Medicine From Sacramento (California Democrats "Sicko" Health Care Vision Alert)

    06/24/2007 5:18:51 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 12 replies · 491+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 06/24/2007 | Orange County Register Editorial
    Democrats in the state Legislature finally agreed last week on a government health care plan. If that doesn't scare you, the details should. Senate and Assembly Democrats combined their separate proposals to: •Impose a 7.5 percent payroll "fee" on employers who don't already spend at least that much on employee health insurance, with the ability for bureaucrats to raise the fee later without legislative approval. •Provide no exceptions for even the smallest business. •Require insurance companies to sell coverage to anyone except those people the government determines have "serious" medical conditions. •Establish a tax-subsidized fund to insure people with serious...
  • Free Is A Relative Term In America - Freedom At Issue (Steven Greenhut's Libertarian Musings Alert)

    06/24/2007 5:08:56 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 75 replies · 1,549+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 06/24/2007 | Steven Greenhut
    f I refuse to pay the full amount, I will become a ward of one of the biggest growth industries in the country: the government-run prison system. I am free to pay about half of all my earnings to the government, which will use those taxes to erect a multitude of offices and pay its workers salaries and benefits that are far more than most of us will ever earn. The government's "child protective services" workers are free to take anyone's children away from them based on their discretion. Parents are then forced into a totally secret court system, in...
  • We've Replaced Rushdie In Hiding (Mark Steyn On Western Dhimmitude Submission Alert)

    06/24/2007 4:40:16 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 1,852+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 06/24/2007 | Mark Steyn
    Khomeini figured: Why import the false ideologies of a failing civilization? Doesn't it make more sense to export Islamism to the dying West? And, for a guy dismissed by most of us as crazy, Khomeini made a lot of sense. The Rushdie fatwa established the ground rules: The side that means it gets away with it. Mobs marched through Britain calling for the murder of a British subject – and, as a matter of policy on the grounds of multicultural sensitivity, the British police shrugged and looked the other way. One reader in England recalled one demonstration at which he...
  • Beware of government as the last action hero - MARK STEYN

    06/17/2007 3:20:06 PM PDT · by dennisw · 37 replies · 1,541+ views
    ocregister. ^ | Sunday, June 17, 2007 | MARK STEYN
    The other day, six Anglican archbishops called for the church to bless the unions of same-sex couples. The Anglican Church of Canada is about to have a big vote on the issue, and depending which way they swing it will either deepen the schism within the worldwide Anglican Communion or further isolate the Episcopal Church of the United States. But never mind all that. What struck me was the rationale the archbishops came up with. This gay thing, they sighed. We've been yakking about it for years. Let's just get on with it, and then we can get back to...
  • CA: Pumped [Arnoldcare--big price tags guaranteed to cause big trouble]

    01/14/2007 7:12:40 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 26 replies · 771+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | January 14, 2007 | Steven Greenhut
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger no doubt sees himself as the modern version of Pat Brown, the 1960s-era governor whose bold infrastructure programs literally paved the way for the state's prosperous and growing future. Our current governor has passed or proposed a series of admittedly bold programs: $43.3 billion in infrastructure bonds on top of the $42 billion recently passed by voters, new emissions regulations on top of the global-warming regulatory claptrap, a minimum-wage increase and now the universal health care plan he unveiled last week. But rather than building a solid foundation for the future, these programs encumber the state with...
  • CA: A future of bigger, costlier government (Courtesy of aRnie and the Ds in California)

    01/10/2007 10:10:32 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 375+ views
    OC Register ^ | 1/10/07 | Editorial
    In his refreshingly short State of the State speech Tuesday evening, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger boasted of his commitment to transcend partisan divides and to work together, Republicans and Democrats, toward achieving a California agenda. The state government can avoid the partisan gridlock of Washington, D.C., and move forward, he said, "because the future does not wait." While those words make for decent political rhetoric, we were less than heartened by the big and bold agenda the governor detailed. ... The mountain he has pledged to climb with the Legislature looks a lot like a mountain of debt and regulation. If...
  • Today's editorial: The governor gives up on the market (Schwarzenegger)

    01/09/2007 10:51:37 AM PST · by calcowgirl · 21 replies · 565+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | January 9, 2007 | EDITORIAL
    His health-care plan would regulate, centralize, restrict choice and add taxes Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger unveiled Monday a jaw-dropping plan to impose on Californians mandatory, universal health care coverage, along with a near-universal price tag. Sadly, the governor's solution piles on more of what created the health care mess in the first place: government mandates, government-imposed costs and government regulations, which all artificially restrict the market, drive up costs and, ultimately, limit medical care, rather than expand it. Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan, which unbelievably promises to lower costs and increase coverage, is an exercise in Orwellian logic. "Fixing health care requires changes...
  • O.C. Register to Cut Workforce (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    09/30/2006 5:01:46 AM PDT · by abb · 9 replies · 305+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2006 | Kimi Yoshino
    Citing a shortfall of more than $20 million in advertising revenue, the Orange County Register said Friday that it would offer voluntary buyouts to employees to help reduce its workforce. If enough people do not accept buyouts, layoffs will be likely, said N. Christian Anderson III, publisher and chief executive of the Santa Ana-based newspaper. He declined to specify the target savings and denied staff members' reports of $5 million to $8 million. "Along with almost every other metropolitan newspaper, the Orange County Register has suffered declines in advertising in recent months," Anderson said in a statement. "Unfortunately, we don't...
  • Yes on the recall (OC Register)

    10/05/2003 9:17:09 AM PDT · by socal_parrot · 9 replies · 180+ views
    The OC Register ^ | 10/05/03 | Editorial
    <p>Elections always get complicated, and the recall is one of the more complicated political affairs we've ever seen. Nevertheless, amid all the discussion of whom to support to replace Gov. Gray Davis on question No. 2, the answer to question No. 1 long has been obvious. Should the governor stay or should he go?</p>
  • The Toothless Orange County Register

    05/28/2002 4:43:28 AM PDT · by gohabsgo · 7 replies · 314+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 5/28/02 | Patrick Mallon
    The phone rang Saturday morning signifying a cold call. It was a salesperson from the Orange County Register, the local newspaper I had canceled due to a painfully obvious reluctance to report on major topics screaming for coverage. The offer to reinstate my seven-year subscription was attractive, but that wasn´t the point. I asked the personable voice if he wanted to hear why I didn´t want the paper. "Sure, why not," he said. "Did you know the paper refuses to judge the profound impact the gay lobby in Sacramento, with full support of Governor Davis, has on California public K-12...