Grab bag of stories, late May 2012


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Trumpet spit value

All those tabs with interesting stories are clogging up my browser!

It’s time to empty the spit valve — that is, to close some browser tabs with stories about which I’ve thought about writing.  Here’s some from the past few weeks:

Bad News for Obama: Democrats Have a Registration Problem.”

The New Wall Street Racket: Looting Your City, One Block at a Time”

Paul Krugman on How to Fix the Economy – and Why It’s Easier Than You Think”

“Right-Wing Lauds Facebook Co-Founder’s Decision To Renounce US Citizenship: He’s ‘An American Hero’

Zappala won’t charge officers in Jordan Miles case [A police brutality case from Pittsburgh]”

The Top Four GOP Responses To Obama’s Bain Attack”

Chief Dan Hughes: we shouldn’t have let the cops look at the photos; here’s how it happened.

Why Do We Really Get Tattoos? (Posted without comment, but I’m guessing that more than half of the comments here may be about this one.)

And finally, because we know how romantic all of our readers are, there’s this:

Add your own links to read and remember in comments.  Happy reading!


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)