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David Fanella April 15, 2014 at 02:31 pm
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geordie April 10, 2014 at 01:18 am
Wow, look at the right wing steaming in here. Missing the point too. The problem is there aren't anyRead More liberal politicians, they are all right wing fundamentalist no holds barred send the jobs to China conservatives. Conservative used to mean careful and forward thinking, now it means asset stripping and any way to make a buck is fine so long as nobody else makes anything. What a sad state of affairs when nobody thinks anyone else is worthy of support. Funny thing is these so called conservatives are usually the poor people, misled and rabid supporters of their abusers.
John Negley April 10, 2014 at 01:43 pm
How this turned into a gay agenda conversation I have no idea, but I will give my 2 cents since itRead More seems people are missing a bit of perspective. It is a civil rights issue. Our constitution is supposed to protect the rights of all people, including minorities. If you substituted the word gay for black in any of your posts, how would it sound? Don't tell me it is any different because it is not at all. We are talking about the equal rights of a minority group, all people in our society should be free from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one's way of life, behavior, or political views. Were African Americans being intolerant when they "whined" that they were not allowed to do many things, including interracial marriage? It is no different, it is people's rights in this free country. People are allowed to have their views, but if they conflict with the basic core that our country was founded on, freedom and liberty for ALL, then yes, that person should be labeled as intolerant of others civil rights. I hope you can understand that it is on a completely different level than calling a politician a name. It is not a liberal, gay agenda, it is an American one and I will stand up for any group that is being oppressed in our country based on race or in this case sexual orientation.
Nadja Adolf April 12, 2014 at 11:42 pm
Can you tell me how in the world Mr. Yee's agreeing to smuggle in rocket launchers in for money wasRead More him doing something for free? Nothing like agreeing to help his buddies in the Phillipines raise money for their rebel army.
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dorthy manser April 9, 2014 at 02:27 pm
Thank you, Amy. I've also had a very hard time figuring out how to confront this issue. It isRead More difficult when it becomes apparent that it just isn't nonsense anymore, it's dangerous nonsense. People will literally die if the anti-vaxx crowd is successful at convincing people not to vaccinate their kids. Potentially a lot of people. When you combine that with the stupidity, outright lies and paranoia displayed by celebrity spokes-people like Jenny McCarthy it becomes really hard to maintain ones composure (oops, I just lost mine). I suppose it's best to treat everyone as one would treat a good friend who is skeptical of modern medicine and scared for their children. As far as the black helicopter people go, I'm not sure what can be done to convince them, since they invariably believe that any data not conforming to their beliefs must the due to a conspiracy of some kind. I've known a lot of publicly funded scientists over the years, and the idea that they could all somehow be conspiring to harm public health in order to enrich corporations is ludicrous and insulting. Part of the problem is that as a result of reasonable skepticism of expert opinion, many people have decided that there is no such thing. Or, even worse, they pick people who have zero expertise but who are good at manipulating their fears. So now we have a huge population of scientifically illiterate people who no longer trust doctors, but are willing to put all their faith in internet scam artists like the "Health Ranger". This can't end well.
Lisbeth Allen April 9, 2014 at 04:22 pm
Costco makes millions off of supplements. Flip through their monthly magazine. Every other page isRead More some supplement for which people have no need. Not only are we a nation of consumers, we are a nation of gullible consumers.
Edward April 9, 2014 at 09:44 pm
I received my case of measels in 1967 in the ARMY at Fort Sill, Oaklahoma. When they startedRead More offering for my children I chose the imunization for them and now Public Schools Require them in California. Home Schooling by anti-vaxx parents will be the first ones to catch the bugs from "out of state" or "out of country" (Like UC Berkley with 14,000 of them) anti-vaxx or could not get the Vaxx.. TB is on the rise from the "out of county" rich kids at our colleges also. TB was eradicated in the U.S. 30 years ago but now it is back and we no longer give imunizations for it.
A Delargo April 4, 2014 at 03:47 pm
This slimebag is simply suspended WITH PAY. I'm sure he will end up in Danberry minimum securityRead More prison for 2 years... then happily retire somewhere in San Francisco explaining at quiet tea parties how it was all a misunderstanding.
Bill Fairmont April 5, 2014 at 09:04 am
Wonder why Chow wasn't deported?
State Sen. Leland Yee was released from custody as reporters surrounded him..
Rebecca Lorenz March 31, 2014 at 08:46 am
Wow. I'm pretty sure most of us would lose our jobs or be suspended without pay if the FBI arrestedRead More us.
theresedyer1932@gmail.com April 1, 2014 at 09:20 pm
This is just the tip of the iceberg,the whole system is so corrupt,how did he get away with it forRead More 20years? San Mateo is the most corrupt County in California, I ought to know I was and still am a victim. Lawyer have a license to steal from their clients and then they become Judges. That's where it starts and then all the so called Public Servants cover up including the FBI,So I'm really surprised they arrested him. We keep telling other countries how to live,but if this is Democracy, What Country would go for it
Hutch April 1, 2014 at 10:02 pm
You got that straight Therese. The whole system is broke and us poor slobs pay for all theRead More corruption. The need to seriously stop public unions, lobbyists and special interests from buying off politicians. No more personal gifts either. The tax payers end up getting screwed. I wrote Jerry Hill about it but I guess he's too busy to write back. Maybe you'll have better luck:Senator.Hill@senate.ca.gov
CBS News caught images of Yee being escorted into a federal courthouse on March 26, 2014 following his arrest on corruption charges.
Ken Briggs March 29, 2014 at 03:49 am
yes but what is she doing now ? did she finish her rehab that she was doing ?
Nadja Adolf March 29, 2014 at 04:51 am
I don't think she was doing rehab, unless you call running for the district 10 senate seat a form ofRead More rehab. Meanwhile, with Yee out of the Secretary of State race, we could wind up with Alex Padilla. Padilla, of course, had a lobbyist illegally throw him a fundraiser and has refused to return the ill-gotten contributions. Padilla’s biggest claim to fame, however, is that he wants to pass a law allowing for the warrantless use of drones by law enforcement.
timothy March 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm
She is probably also vacationing and living the high life
Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 25, 2012 in Washington, DC.   Photo credit:  Getty
Linda M. March 1, 2014 at 08:43 pm
It's all good Phillip Bailey :-)
A Delargo March 2, 2014 at 08:48 am
No worries PB ). Hey, can somebody get a copy of the constitution to Ann please ?
A Delargo March 2, 2014 at 09:00 am
If Sandra Day O'Conner made a decision on the court that she knowingly "did not uphold theRead More Constitution" then she has no business being in the Women's hall of fame, le alone the Court. This means she knowingly violated her oath to uphold the constitution when she made this decision. How vile is that ? I wonder how a retired male justice would be portrayed after admitting he knew one of his decisions was in violation of the Constitution when he delivered it ? He would be on America's most wanted TV show ! Please.
Senator Boxer is pictured in March 2013.
Marc Parent February 22, 2014 at 11:13 am
Sorry Lou, Just wanted to be clear about the CBO report.
carole mason February 22, 2014 at 01:51 pm
The war on poverty let me see how's that working out. Seems to be getting worse maybe we needRead More someone else in there instead of babs.
bruce k February 26, 2014 at 09:33 am
The war on poverty was "lost" by design. For an interesting explanation why you might goRead More to the PBS Fresh Air website and do a search for Sargent Shriver retrospective and listen to the story. What they were doing to help people and train them for jobs and businesses worked, but when party bosses started to see less people dependent on them, and money coming from channels they did not approve of they killed the program.
George Chrisman February 13, 2014 at 04:36 pm
Who carries the liability insurance for trespassers on private property? The beach is accessibleRead More from the navigable waterway (ocean). How can you let people cross private property? Can I just jump over anyone's fence in Redwood Shores, Foster City, or Montara because I like their waterfront location? I want to fish or sunbathe, or launch from their site adjacent to my new or old favorite place? Why not Tiburon, Belvedere, or Pebble Beach?
Jonathan Bremer February 13, 2014 at 06:16 pm
I see that reading comprehension is not your forte and by the way, Redwood Shores, Foster City,Read More Tiburon, Belvedere, Pebble Beach and Montara all have public access "to the" navigable waterway, as protected by our constitution. It frustrates me that knowledge, reason and good will are so easily ignored, I know it might be difficult people, but try to get some.
Bob Stine February 15, 2014 at 06:36 am
George Chrisman: You don't have to jump anyone's fence in Foster City to get to the water. FosterRead More City considerately created many paths to the water. Before mega-money took control, there was an accessible path to Martin's Beach, as well.
Cara Bautista February 11, 2014 at 08:32 am
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Sen. Jerry Hill. Credit: Joan Dentler
toto January 24, 2014 at 02:23 pm
The National Popular Vote bill changes the way electoral votes are awarded by states in theRead More Electoral College, instead of the current 48 state-by-state winner-take-all system (not mentioned in the Constitution, but since enacted by states). Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in every election. Every vote would be included in the state counts and national count. When states with a combined total of at least 270 electoral votes enact the bill, the candidate with the most popular votes in all 50 states and DC would get the needed majority of 270+ electoral votes from the enacting states. The bill would thus guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes. The bill uses the power given to each state in the Constitution to change how they award their electoral votes for President. Historically, virtually all of the major changes in the method of electing the President, including ending the requirement that only men who owned substantial property could vote and 48 current state-by-state winner-take-all laws, have been by state legislative action. The bill has passed 32 state legislative chambers in 21 rural, small, medium, and large states with 243 electoral votes. The bill has been enacted by 10 jurisdictions with 136 electoral votes – 50.4% of the 270 necessary to go into effect. NationalPopularVote Follow National Popular Vote on Facebook via NationalPopularVoteInc