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THE NOONER for March 20, 2015x
Happy first day of Spring, which is also the Spring Equinox. Today, our daylight and darkness are equally balanced.
California's unemployment rate decreases to 6.7 percent [EDD] "California's unemployment rate decreased to 6.7 percent in February, and nonfarm payroll jobs increased by 29,400 during the month for a total gain of 1,827,900 jobs since the recovery began in February 2010, according to data released today by the California Employment Development Department (EDD) from two separate surveys."
WHO WANTS TO HELP CONTRIBUTE THE $200 TO FILE THE "BATSHIT CRAZY SUPRESSION ACT"? California proposal to legalize killing gays hard to stop [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - Matt "McLaughlin's "Sodomite Suppression Act" now is testing the limits of free speech and raising the question: Why can't the state's initiative process screen out blatantly illegal ideas? The Legislature’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Caucus wrote a letter to the State Bar, asking for an investigation into McLaughlin’s fitness to practice law. More than 3,800 people signed a petition to State Bar President Craig Holden asking that McLaughlin lose his law license for advocating to "legalize the murder" of gays and lesbians.
Huh, I don't remember much from law school, but I'm pretty sure "putting bullets in the head" of a suspect class would be, shall we say, ultra-unconstitutional.
So, here's our ballot measure.
Section 39 is hereby added to the Penal Code.:
Any individual who makes a public statement calling for the assasination of another individual shall not be eligible for any state benefits, including the awarding of occupational licenses.
Funny, according to PDI, Mr. McLaughlin didn't bother to vote in 2014.
SIN AGUA: Jerry Brown, lawmakers propose $1.1 billion drought relief bill amid increasing tension [David Siders @ SacBee] - "With California trudging into its fourth dry year, Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders on Thursday announced $1.1 billion in emergency funding for flood protection and drought relief."
CRAY-CRAY: John Hrabe notes that 1,200 people showed up to vote in the SD37 special election, but didn't actually vote. The reason is that there were no Democrats on the ballot and John Moorlach and Don Wagner did nothing to court Dems. I guess I would have gone to the polls to maintain my perfect voting record and voted for John F. Kennedy, thus creating an undervote.
A BANG-BANG-UP JOB: Republicans critical of slow collection of guns from criminals [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - "State Senate Republicans on Tuesday asked for an oversight hearing to look into the slow progress being made by Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris in reducing a backlog of gun owners who are not allowed to possess firearms because of crimes or mental illness."
END OF AN ERA: Silver Dragon, my go-to Chinese place in Davis is closing. That's the place that was once a steakhouse and retains the chairs with a longhorn on the back.
#CAKEDAY: Light those candles for Maria Aliferis-Gjerde, Greg Hayes and Daymond Johnson! Weekend wishes to Tal Finney (Saturday), Greg Lucas (Saturday), Melodi Masaniai (Saturday), Cathy Mitchell (Saturday), Dennis Raj (Saturday), and Jim Sanders (Sunday)!
Redwood Pacific Public Affairs seeking Senior Account Executive with 5+ years’ experience. Includes public relations, public affairs and issue campaigns. Exceptional writing skills essential. Legislative/campaign experience helpful. Competitive salary, benefits. Email: here or Fax to (916) 329-7
Southern California Democratic Member of Congress seeking full-time finance director. Applicant should be self-starter, able to work independently as well as in consultation with senior staff. Responsibilities include planning fundraising events, organizing call time, pledge collection and compliance with campaign finance regulations. Must also be available to attend political events and assist local Party efforts. Finance director works out of Los Angeles-area political office. Candidate should have at least one year of campaign/government/fundraising experience. Salary commensurate with experience. Email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
California Special Districts Association Legislative Representative, advocate on behalf of members on legislation and regulatory proposals. Prior lobbying/legislative experience and knowledge of employee relations and public governance preferred. Salary range $65,797 - $98,696. Details.
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WATERGATE FIGURE AND NIXON SPECIAL COUNSEL JOHN DEAN discusses his new book "The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When he Knew It" in this exclusive interview: vimeo.com/12151177
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Learn about the Pacific McGeorge Master of Science in Law (M.S.L.) program for working professionals who seek the benefits of advanced training in legal reasoning and analysis but who do not require the J.D. degree at an upcoming evening information session. Register for March 17 at the State Capitol or April 22 on campus (3200 Fifth Ave.) today at bit.ly/1z5CJea.
Executive Assistant for Progressive Organizations - Full or Part Time - Two progressive and very pragmatic political non-profit organizations (Progressive Kick and Progressive Punch) are seeking a joint executive assistant for a very small office. One of the organizations deals with informing people about Congressional voting records, the other, running issue messaging campaigns designed to get more progressives elected to Congress and state legislatures around the country. Our ideal candidate for this position would have a progressive perspective, a commitment to social change efforts and a personal interest in the worlds of government and politics. View the full job description at www.progressivekick.org/eaposting.
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