Proposition L: Nevius Makes Case
Against Sit/Lie Proposition?

October 01, 2010 | No Comments

Putting aside the legality and fairness of a sit/lie law, the past failure to prosecute quality of life citations raises the question as to why we need Proposition L, now on the November ballot. If passed, who says those citations would be prosecuted any differently. Or put another way, if quality of life violations were prosecuted now, what is the rationale for a sit/lie law?

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Retirement – It’s Not for Sissies Anymore

October 01, 2010 | No Comments

What gives? We baby boomers remember all too well what retirement meant to our elders. It meant taking up knitting and updating wills. We saw a slightly bent, slower version of the vibrant people who used to inhabit those bodies.

Posted in Human Interest, Opinion

Gates Foundation Donates $12 Million
to Boost College Completion Rates

September 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation September 27, 2010 The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the National League of Cities today announced $12 million in grants to fund innovative proposals to boost college…

Posted in News

Schwarzenegger Signs Legislation
to Keep Drunk Drivers Off the Road

September 27, 2010 | No Comments

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today signed AB 1601 by Assemblymember Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), which authorizes judges to revoke, for up to ten years, the license of any person convicted of three or more DUIs in a 10-year period. Current law only allows for a license revocation period of three years for someone with three or more DUIs. Hundreds of thousands of Californians are arrested and convicted of driving under the influence every year in California, and many of them are repeat offenders.

Posted in News, Politics

Must Christianity Dominate America?

September 27, 2010 | 2 Comments

One of the great sins of Christianity over the centuries is that it has sought dominance over believers in other religions as well as non-believers.

Posted in Opinion, Politics

Overheard in Fog City: Kim Co-Endorses in D6

September 27, 2010 | 26 Comments

Of the leading progressive candidates in the ranked choice race, a list that includes Keys, Kim, Jim Meko and Debra Walker, Walker is so far the only candidate to not endorse a fellow progressive candidate. She was the only D6 candidate to receive the powerful San Francisco Democratic Party endorsement.

Posted in Events, News, Politics

Iraq War Hoax

September 24, 2010 | 2 Comments

George W. Bush and his minions intentionally built a case for war with Iraq without regard to factual evidence. They took advantage of the public’s hysteria over the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to authorize an invasion and occupation of Iraq with no evidence that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Remember Scott Ritter, a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998, who publicly argued that Iraq possessed no significant WMDs? Similarly, Hans Martin Blix, the head of the United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission from March 2000 to June 2003, searched Iraq for WMDs, ultimately finding none.

Posted in Opinion, Politics