Political Fix (6 October, 2016)

I Never Knew Plastic Bags Could Be So Confusing I got several comments about last issue’s Political Fix. One concerned “Custer’s Last Stand,” where I stated “no Republican has held statewide office in 10 years.” Cheyne Strawn of Tulare called to say that it’s only been five years since a Republican has held office in […]

Political Fix (15 September, 2016)

Custer’s Last Stand During the last century the United States experienced some major historical changes. Such as when the South went from being Democratic to Republican after President Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A similar change happened when the military repealed the “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” policy in 2010. The Religious Right […]

Political Fix (1 September, 2016)

One Last Gander at Measure I By the time this paper hits the stands, the vote for the $55 million bond measure to finish the Tulare Regional Medical Center Tower will be over. The measure needed two thirds of the district to vote yes, and to make sure that happened Dr. Kumar went door to […]

Political Fix (18 August, 2016)

Want to Make Some Major Bucks Without a Real Job? Remember Christine “I’m not a witch” O’Donnell? She ran in the 2010 mid-term election as Senator for Delaware to fill Joe Biden’s seat. She was one of those long-shot, Tea Party candidates who won in the Republican primary but got clobbered in the November general […]

Political Fix (4 August, 2016)

The Local Election Scene The Tulare County Registrar of Voters has put out a preliminary list of who has filed papers to run in the November election. Those interested in running have until August 12 to file, so many more prospective candidates will be coming forward. If no incumbent files, the nomination period for that […]

Political Fix (21 July, 2016)

Straight Lives Matter Did you know that July is International Heterosexual Month? It’s chock full of activities such as a straight pride parade and a Straight Pride Day. July is when heterosexuals are encouraged to come out of the closet and declare freedom for all straights around the world. They can finally celebrate the right […]

Political Fix (7 July, 2016)

A Made for TV Presidential Election The word chaos has become synonymous with Donald Trump. Some headlines include, “Chaos and disaster in campaign manager’s firing.” “Trump campaign – an organized circus of chaos.” “A Donald Trump presidency would be chaos.” And being the Reality Television star that he is, every time I hear the word […]

Political Fix (16 June, 2016)

Hindsight is 20/20. It was an exciting finish to a very contentious primary election. In State Assembly District 26, incumbent Devon Mathis and Democrat Ruben Macareno advanced to the runoff in November. Dennis Smith and Kuyler Crocker advanced to a runoff for Tulare County Supervisor District 1. Amy Shuklian won outright for Tulare County Supervisor […]

Political Fix (2 June, 2016)

Prediction for the 2016 June Primary The three local contests to be decided on June 7 are California State Assembly District 26, and Tulare County Supervisor Districts 1 and 3. The top two vote getters for the State Assembly and Supervisor District 1 will go on to the general election in November. Tulare County Board […]

Political Fix (19 May, 2016)

Happy World Press Freedom Day! I bet you didn’t know that May 3 was World Press Freedom Day. The Secretary General of the United Nations had this to say, “On this World Press Freedom Day, I urge all Governments, politicians, businesses and citizens to commit to nurturing and protecting an independent, free media. Without this fundamental […]