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THE NOONER for November 9, 2015
Happy rainy and chilly November Monday! Tough day to get out of bed, particularly for Colin Kaepernick, who probably saw his last start as the 49ers' QB last weekend. Ugh, and my Broncos' perfect season came to an end yesterday in a great game against the Colts.
Happy one year before Election Day 2016! The silly season has begun. Ben Carson was saying this weekend that the liberal Wall Street Journal is out to get him is just a crock. As he claims he is the most targeted in political history...yeah, remember when John McCain was accused of having a mulatto baby out of wedlock because he and his wife adopted a girl from Bangladesh? The factual corrections to Carson's book have nothing on that. Meanwhile, Carly Fiorina proclaimed that posting policy positions on your website isn't necessary. Seriously?
For those of us who have had a cell phone ring in an inopportune moment, at least we don't host a Sunday morning show! #georgestephanopolous
THE MERGER: SEIU, CTA tax hike proposal may include money for hospitals, doctors [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "Following a series of meetings, proponents of the various tax-extension proposals say they are exploring a compromise that would raise money into a special fund to pay for schools and colleges as well as healthcare programs. Involved in the talks are the Service Employees International Union, California Teachers Association, California Hospital Association and the California Medical Association. The organizations began speaking over the last few weeks but have yet to put together a draft."
HATE THE GAME, NOT THE PLAYA: Money talks, candidates listen in Sacramento [Laurel Rosenhall @ CALmatters/OCR] - "In a hotel ballroom blocks from the state Capitol, nearly three dozen wanna-be legislators gathered recently to learn the ways of Sacramento. They were members of city councils and school boards up and down California, ranchers and attorneys, Republicans and Democrats, moms and dads – all candidates for the Legislature who’d signed up for this crash course in how things really work."
SLOW GOING: California's 'dignified' execution protocol took too long, death penalty supporter says [Paige St. John @ LAT] - "California executions were halted by a court in 2006 over concern that the state's three-drug method carried the risk of causing a painful death. New procedures were adopted in 2010 but also stymied by the courts and ultimately invalidated in 2013."
GLOBETROTTER: Back from Australia, California Senate leader heads to England and France [Patrick McGreevy @ LAT] - "Just weeks after a fact-finding trip to Australia and a month before he heads to a climate-change conference in France, California Senate leader Kevin De León will travel to London on Monday to meet with British officials about efforts to reduce carbon emissions and promote clean energy, his office said Friday."
FEARLESS ADVOCACY: SeaWorld to phase out killer whale show [Lori Weinberg @ SDUT] - "SeaWorld intends to phase out its longstanding killer whale show at its San Diego park next year as part of a comprehensive strategy unveiled Monday to re-position the embattled company amid persistent criticisms of how it treats its orcas."
MISSING PERSONS: What's next for Michelle Rhee, once the national face of education activism? [Christopher Cadelago @ SacBee] - "Michelle Rhee, the combative former D.C. public schools chancellor who founded the national advocacy group StudentsFirst, has retreated recently from public view. Rhee, who is married to Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, was nowhere to be found at the downtown premiere of “Down in the Valley,” the shelved TV movie documenting Johnson’s successful campaign to keep the Kings from moving to Seattle. Rhee hasn’t been seen courtside with Johnson at Kings games."
#CAKEDAY: Happy birthday to SEIU-USW's Theodros Gashaw and PR guru Patrick Harbison!
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