paul - Sun, 02/14/2010 - 09:52
There has been a lot of talk recently about fiscal responsibility, but most of the talk has been meaningless rhetoric. While it has taken many years to get where we are, it will also take many years to undo the intrusions, waste, and burdens of our federal government.
paul - Sun, 02/07/2010 - 09:36
According to Ms. Eshoo's blog which references a "recent" Gallup Poll (no date or link given) our District is the most content in the Country.
Personally I think being termed content is an insult. I haven't met anyone in the district that is content. Being content is a term I usually refer to my sleeping dogs. Not being content does not mean you are unhappy.
paul - Sat, 02/06/2010 - 14:57
I was going to have a page on the issue of DADT (Don't Ask, Don't Tell US Military policy), but since the government has in as much said that they will be eliminating this policy over the next year or so I'm just going to let it die, although I feel the policy has been a slap in the face to all military personnel, straight, gay, or other, for basically telling them that they lack the ability to maintain a professional ethic while serving their country in the most selfless manner.
paul - Tue, 02/02/2010 - 08:47
I woke up in the middle of the night thinking about attorney's fees. How crazy is that as I don't have any legal things going on which involve other parties.
I have always advocated that in a legal proceeding that the non-prevailing party should be responsible for the other party's legal expenses, but there is an obvious problem with this as there is no contract between the losing party and the prevailing party's attorney.
paul - Sat, 01/30/2010 - 12:05
paul - Thu, 01/28/2010 - 10:17
While not by any means covering everything here are a few things I noted in the State of the Union address by President Obama last evening.
paul - Tue, 01/26/2010 - 13:29
Something I think a lot of us feel about Congress at the moment:
A cowboy named Bud was overseeing his herd in a remote mountainous pasture in California when suddenly a brand-new BMW advanced toward him out of a cloud of dust.
The driver, a young man in a Brioni suit, Gucci shoes, RayBan sunglasses and YSL tie, leaned out the window and asked the cowboy, "If I tell you exactly how many cows and calves you have in your herd, Will you give me a calf?"
paul - Sun, 01/24/2010 - 16:34
Upon reading the following excerpt from an article on SF Gate http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/01/24/national/w06... I believe we are in for more of the same. More deficit spending and money printing. More manipulation of the economic climate to reward "agreeable" groups of people and disregard for the people who pay or will be paying for generations their bills.
paul - Sat, 01/23/2010 - 09:37
As I follow the Proposition 8 court proceedings I find that the argument put forth by the defense that LGBT citizens should not be a special class or given more rights than other people is very misleading.
It is obvious to me that people who are married are the actual special class. They are allowed rights and privileges that other citizens are not. Including, but not limited to, tax advantages, joint parenting, adoption, and visitation privileges, next of kin status, immigration & residency for partners, right of survivorship, veterans discounts, and decision making powers.
paul - Sat, 01/23/2010 - 09:11
In a recent Santa Cruz Sentinel article http://www.santacruzsentinel.com/localnews/ci_14252748 it was noted that while the unemployment rate has become the highest in the State it was mitigated by the increase in government jobs.
This is government jobs, not jobs created by government funds. At the same time they are cutting back services and limiting accessibility.
While it would be nice if the article would say where these jobs are located I read this as an increasing role of government. Government jobs provide no increase in productivity.