Wednesday, January 30, 2008


More Election Blathering

First, let me say that I messed up with the 91 vote as it is a redundant piece of legislation. So, if I had to do it all over again, it would be "No" vote.

Huckabee needs to realize that as much as he might dislike Romney personally, a Romney presidency would be more sympathetic to his core cultural values than a McCain one; thus, Huck needs to get out now. Unfortunately, his ego probably won't let him.

The only good news is that the latest Rasmussen poll shows McCain defeating both Obama and Clinton. McCain would be better than either of those two, but by how much?


Thursday, January 24, 2008


My Vote

The title of this post is a link to the CA SOS office and the official voter's guide for the Feb. election.

I voted absentee yesterday:

President - Mitt Romney
With Thompson out, Mitt is the best conservative alternative. Is he perfect? No, but let's face it, the only other person who has a shot at beating the Dems is Rudy, and his campaign maybe dead after Florida. McCain needs to be beaten.

Prop 91
Yes - stop redirecting infrastructure money for the roads.

Prop 92
No - poorly written. On top of that, we need to have a serious discussion on the role of Community Colleges. They should be Colleges, not grades 13 and 14 with silly community driven classes (the old basket weaving joke) added. Vocational education could be accommodated as a branch of CCs while the other branches actually have college rigor.

Prop 93
Yes - this will allow current legislators to extend their time in office. That is a good thing. In fact, term limits should be abolished completely. The current system has allowed lobbyists and staffers to become even more powerful. They are unelected, and their newly found power is undemocratic. The focus should be on reasonably created districts and not term limits.

Props 94 - 97
No - poorly written; non-gaming tribes could see significant reductions in funds received. I could care less about expansions, but I have no interest in awarding tribes who got lucky because Eisenhower created an interstate system. Rewrite and resubmit.

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Sunday, January 13, 2008


Romney is Winning

Just in case you missed the real news, Romney is winning as he has 30 delegates, Huckabee has 21, and McCain has 10... my favorite, Thompson, has 6. Now, I endorsed Romney ages ago since Fred was unwilling to jump in when the race was heating up early on.

Frankly, I am bitter about Thompson not getting in earlier. Even though I am a fan of absentee balloting, I may wait and submit my vote on election day.

I would have posted this about an hour ago but I gouged my left index finger today at lunch at Joe's Crab Shack due to their error and typing requires on less finger and a lot of corrections.

Thompson-Romney! if that is typed correctly... ouch... typing hurts and my right hand is now out of it... no pun intended.


Monday, January 07, 2008


Don't Tread on Me!

The CVUSD has been blocking webpages because of content... or so they say. Now I understand that some content on the web is reprehensible and has no place in an education setting. However, the blocking includes many political websites that can provide very important information for both students and teachers alike, especially those studying government and politics.

I got tired of fighting with the district, so I bought a Sierra Wireless USB 881 connection and subscribed to AT&T's wireless network service. Teachers often complain that they have to spend money out of their own pockets for basic supplies. In this day and age, isn't relevant information a basic supply?

In Covina-Valley, it is not.

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Wednesday, January 02, 2008


Pete "Barry Switzer" Carroll

Given USC's poor sportsmanship on display yesterday during the Rose Bowl, it appears that the Trojans are starting to behave like Oklahoma and Miami did before their programs imploded from poor behavior. It began with the goofy dancing with each kickoff. Perhaps that was just a way for the players to get up for the game, but when the same players began to mock the Illinois fans by clapping above their heads along with the Illinois fans to one of their bands numbers, it became embarrassing. Add that mocking behavior to the idiocy of Desmond Reed and the others who got unsportsmanlike conduct penalties, and the smell of the Rose was just not as sweet.



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