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Our Criminal Justice System Makes Mistakes (Too Often)

I no longer can support the State with the power of life and death when wrongful conviction case after wrongful conviction case have shown just how often the justice system gets it wrong. I’m voting to end the Death Penalty in my state.  Here’s more explanation. Personally, I’m not opposed to the death penalty per se, philosophically or religiously.  I’m… Read more »

I’m Voting YES to End the Death Penalty in California (After Years of Supporting It)

“As of October 2015, we have executed over 1,414 individuals in this country since 1976. 156 individuals have been exonerated from death row – that is, found to be innocent and released – since 1973.  In other words, for every 10 people who have been executed since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S., one person has been set… Read more »

How I Voted

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I sent my absentee ballot in several days ago.  Here are some of the votes I cast that you might be interested in.  I give but a brief explanation.  For more as to my reasons you could browse previous blog entries wherein I explain to some extent my political views and principles. I voted: NO on California Proposition 1A (High… Read more »

Monday Vlog! (Sufjan Stevens, a rant, and more!)

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Spreading the Wealth Around, Obama’s Ideals

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Redistribution of wealth, otherwise known as spreading the wealth around, otherwise known as state-run welfare, otherwise known as Marxist economic theory, otherwise known as an idea contrary to the capitalistic, free-market American Way of economics- a theoretical system seen at work in places like the former Soviet Union- is now seen as the ideal held by the current Democratic Presidential… Read more »

A Rose is Still a Rose… (A Bailout is a Bailout)

Read the actual language of the Senate Bail-out “Rescue” bill, it’s a bailout no matter what sweet words the Congress and the media use to describe it.  They can call it a rescue plan (to rescue who?), an intervention (on whose behalf?), a life-jacket (not for your average Joe American), a Christmas tree (loaded with unrelated nonsense), hell they can… Read more »

Bail-Out Rejection by House: The Right Thing To Do

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So today the House voted down the Bail-Out proposal.  Over 90 Democrats and over 90 Republicans voted against the bill.  It was shocking.  It was comforting.  It was the right thing to do.         It was shocking because everyone had just about assumed the vote would be a mere formality, sending it on to the Senate.  The… Read more »