Thursday, January 24, 2008

• VA Joe, VA Campaign Calculator.  See who best lines up with your policy preferences!
Primary Schedule:  Thu 1/3 Iowa (Huckabee), Sat 1/5 Wyoming (Romney), Tue 1/8 New Hampshire (McCain), and Tue 1/15 Michigan (Romney), Sat 1/19 Nevada (Romney) & South Carolina (McCain)  //  Tue 1/29 Florida, Fri 2/1 Maine, Super Tuesday 2/5 California and 20 other states.
RCP National:            McCain 26.5%, Huck 19.2%, Mitt 16.2%, Rudy 12.2%, Ron 4.7%, [Fred 10.2%]
                                                Hillary 41.7%, Obama 33.3%, Edwards 13.2%
Florida:                        McCain 24.5%, Mitt 23.5%, Rudy 18.8%, Huck 15.2%, Ron 4.3%, [Fred 5.7%]
                                    Hillary 47.3%, Obama 28.2%, Edwards 12.3%.
California:            McCain 24.8%, Mitt 16%, Rudy 13.5%, Huck 12.8%, Ron 6.3%, [Fred 9.3%]
                                    Hillary 43.5%, Obama 31.5%, Edwards 10.5%.
400-408 – • Dick Morris and Eileen McGann, There's A Method To Crafty Bill's Madness.
And dueling "racist" pastors:
Obama's  • Fox News, Obama Defends Faith Against Ongoing Assaults.  Obama's pastor is Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ.
Hillary's  • CNS News, Pastor Got $1.5 Million in Clinton Earmarks Before Endorsement.  The earmark went to Rev. Calvin O Butts of the Abyssinian Baptist Church of Harlem.
413-423Teachers, do you avoid any stories in your classroom out of concern you may offend some students?
428-437 – • Tasmania News, Suicide bomber falls down stairs.
443-452Ladies, should we start having "women only" rapid transit in Los Angeles too?
512-523 – • Agence France-Presse, Bono confesses sins to 'father' Al Gore.
523 – [2:00] Don Rohde (818) 262-2092.  For the past 34 years, Don has been a sales manager at Galpin, the #1 volume Ford dealer in the world for the past 18 consecutive years.  Galpin has been family-owned and operated for the past 59 years, and 90% of their business is repeat or referral.  Galpin offers Ford, Lincoln-Mercury, Honda, Mazda, Saturn, Volvo, Jaguar, and Aston Martin.  Located in the heart of the San Fernando Valley at Roscoe and the 405.
528-539Craig Huey with the Election Forum (, recommends how to vote on those Propositions February 5th:
Yes on 91 – Transportation Funds
No on 92 – Community Colleges
No on 93 – Limits on Legislators
94 – 97 Gaming Compacts – "Yes" if you're okay with the state receiving gambling revenue.  "Blank" or "No" if not.
No on the Los Angeles Telephone tax.  This won our "Deceptive" Award for this election.
Yes on 91 Transportation Funding Protection.  This measure flatly prohibits Sacramento from raiding our highway taxes to paper over their budget deficits.  When a watered-down version of Prop. 91 was adopted by the legislature, its sponsors dropped this measure after it qualified.  Nevertheless, if you want to genuinely protect our transportation taxes from being raided, Prop 91 is the Real McCoy.
No on 92 Guaranteed Funding for Community Colleges.  This can best be described as a Prop. 98 for community colleges – guaranteeing them a growing level of funding from the state's tax revenues regardless of their actual attendance, their performance or the state's fiscal condition and priorities.  If you like straight-jackets, you'll love Prop. 92.
N/A Prop. 93 Term Limits.  Current term limits are a maximum of 14 years in the legislature: six in the Assembly and eight in the Senate – which is why you see so much office-hopping.  Prop. 93 reduces the maximum to 12 years in the legislature, but allows them to be served in the same house.  Since I've only served eight years in the Senate, Prop. 93 would give me one final term; if it fails I must retire this year.  Because I have a conflict of interest, I'm staying out if it.
Yes on 94-97 Indian Gaming Compacts.  These propositions ratify the compacts that allow four tribes to expand their casinos.  I'm not a gambler, but it's none of government's business how people spend their money.  I'm tired of government restrictions on enterprise, and I'm tired of government telling us what we can and can't do.  And our economy desperately needs the new jobs and investment.
539 – [1:30] The Money Guys Robert Micone/Bill O'Connor at Applied Financial, 866-SEEK-COUNSEL.
SS – [3:00] John Wurtz Financial (pre-recorded)
544-554Craig Huey
558-608Dale Burke ( pastor of the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton (, whose latest book is Take Back Your Life: 10 Choices to Give You More Time, More Energy and Better Relationships.
612-623Dale Burke.
628-639Rick Scarborough, founder of Vision America (, an organization whose mission is to inform and mobilize pastors so they can be pro-active in restoring Judeo-Christian Values in America.  Rick's latest is Liberalism Kills Kids.
644-655Rick Scarborough
• NRO Editors, A National Primary.
• Nicholas G. Hahn III, DePaul's "1984" Moment.