Category Archives: California

California Against Michele Bachmann

Michele Bachmann lacks depth in her ideas of right and wrong. She lacks historical depth. That’s why California is against Michele Bachmann in 2012. Continue reading

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Drink Up Organically

Thanks to Bonterra for making wine with a conscious effort to do it sustainably, and in the way that wine has been made for most of its history. Continue reading

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Chest and Breast Equal in Los Angeles

You may say that a woman’s shirt is not the same, because breasts are sexual objects that ought not to be displayed in public, where strange men can ogle them. However, fundamentalist Muslims make the same arguments about women’s hair, or their faces. Continue reading

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Direct Action Slams UbiSoft For Underage Military Recruiting

Direct Action to Stop the War has responded with a successful protest against UbiSoft’s involvement in the recruitment pro-war software project. Yesterday, a large group of people gathered outside the offices of Ubisoft, and rallied under the theme War Is Not A Game. Continue reading

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California Has The Best and Worst of Senate Democrats

Barbara Boxer did the right thing. She voted against the FISA Amendments Act. Dianne Feinstein did the wrong thing. She voted in favor of the FISA Amendments Act. California, you have my congratulations… and my sympathy. Continue reading

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Californians Protest ABC News Debate With Flag Lapel Pins

In Burbank California from 4:00 until 7:00 this evening, a group of citizens will gather outside the ABC/Disney headquarters at the West Alameda Gate, between South Buena Vista and Keystone Streets. Organized by the Courage Campaign, they will hand out American flag lapel pins to ABC employees as they enter and leave headquarters, in protest of the shameful disservice done to American voters by the ABC News team behind this week’s presidential debate. Continue reading

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FCC Public Hearing on Internet Issues Today

I might make a comment about network neutrality, or about the need to develop protections for the Internet-using public from illegal spying by the government on our private Internet activities without a search warrant. Continue reading

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The Westin Long Beach Hotel Can Kill You

This morning, I stopped for a minute and thought about the larger meaning of a sign posted at the entrance of the Westin hotel in Long Beach, California. The sign read: “Warning: The Hotel Premises and Property Contain Chemicals Known … Continue reading

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Help Protect The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary

The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary is home to a striking amount of biodiversity. Though this biological diversity cannot be seen by those of us who live above the waves, we benefit from it nonetheless. I was shocked to discover … Continue reading

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Duncan Hunter Supporters Love His Anti-Environmentalism

A couple of days ago, I wrote an article describing the terrible environmental record earned by California Representative Duncan Hunter in Congress. He got a zero percent rating from the League of Conservation Voters. The reaction of his supporters was … Continue reading

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