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THE OBSERVER

Changing my Registration for Bernie

Bernie Sanders and his Wife Jane As some of my readers probably know I'm a registered Republican, or at least I was until 2 pm today. I...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by KSHKD, on Jun 1, 2016 at 8:24 pm | 97 comments | 4252 Views

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Is Donald Trump the new Hitler?

I was on a website a few weeks ago where one of the posters compared Donald Trump to Hitler. I objected and said that was offensive and untrue. Now I'm beginning...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Jan 24, 2017 at 1:53 pm | 89 comments | 5068 Views

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Crazy Election

As I pointed out a few months ago Donald Trump is someone who cannot take...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Oct. 16, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:40 pm |
88 comments | 3206 Views

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Answering questions from my last blog on the cemetery

My last blog on Vice Mayor Phil O'Loane's objections to the cemetery in Tassajara Valley brought out some comments that I want to reply to. My answers...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 8, 2014
Last comment by Cholo, on Sep 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 82 comments | 6917 Views

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An Open Letter to Donald Trump's Children

Dear Ivanka, Donald, Jr., Eric, Tiffany, and Barron Trump, You are all successful, honorable adults except Barron, but I'm sure he will grow up to be a fine...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Aug 8, 2016 at 2:01 am | 82 comments | 5164 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Preserving Disorder

Chicago's Mayor Malaprop, Richard Daley the Elder, earned a kind of fame in 1968 for announcing "?the policeman...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Aug. 14, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Aug 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm |
73 comments | 8997 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Anonymity: Good for bringing issues to light or only a license to troll?

The lead from a recent Associated Press story caught my attention. The author, Barbara Ortutay, wrote, "Mix blatant bigotry with poor spelling. Add a dash of...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Dec. 26, 2013
Last comment by Right, on Jan 2, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 68 comments | 7873 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Huddled Masses 2015

In France, they call the loss of 129 lives to gunfire a national tragedy. Around here, such a toll is just known as any Friday night. Indeed, on a typical...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 22, 2015
Last comment by Doug Miller, on Dec 6, 2015 at 11:27 am | 63 comments | 3812 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Pride in the Profession, 2: The “Libel Bully” report

In addition to feeling some pride for being among the many lawyers who are poll-watching during Nevada's early voting (prior blog), another lawyerly occurrence...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Cholo, on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:08 am | 60 comments | 3556 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Hot enough for you?

The desperate, rear-guard postings of climate deniers in Brother Tim's recent blog surprised me ? apparently the new tack of that well-funded little band of...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on May 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm | 59 comments | 9028 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Brothers in Arms

I discovered this morning that I am related to a war hero ? and

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Formerly Dan from BC, on Nov 13, 2014 at 11:24 am |
57 comments | 8293 Views

RAUCOUS CAUCUS

Playing Catch-up

I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus – the primaries were essentially over, polling meaningless, and I’d expressed what I thought might...

Original post made by Tom Cushing on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by rosalindr, on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 57 comments | 6171 Views

THE OBSERVER

Gun Control

Gun Control is an issue that comes up whenever there's a horrible tragedy and fades away with the national memories of it until the next horrible tragedy. So...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Steve Dallas, on Apr 28, 2013 at 5:38 pm | 52 comments | 8062 Views

TIM TALK

Anti-fracking folks rail against railroads

The anti-oil folks in Richmond and Berkeley are preparing to battle against trains carrying fracked oil to refineries in California. Richmond and Contra Costa County,...

Original post made by Tim Hunt on Apr. 15, 2014
Last comment by Peter Kluget, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:42 am | 50 comments | 13301 Views

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Joan Buchanan is no friend of animals

As many of my readers know, I'm involved in animal rescue groups. For years we have supported spay and neuter laws. Senate Bill 250 would have applied current...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Sep. 2, 2010
Last comment by A Little Bird, on Mar 30, 2012 at 8:11 am | 50 comments | 7680 Views

PRESSING ISSUES

Citizen editors: New solution to an old problem?

I've heard of citizen journalists, and now there are citizen editors. Or at least that's the descriptor I'm using for the folks in a program Delinda...

Original post made by Gina Channell-Allen on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by John, on Jun 5, 2014 at 7:56 am | 49 comments | 19755 Views

THE OBSERVER

Cemetery Gripe Fest

The City Council cancelled their regular Tuesday night meeting and instead held a Workshop on Creekside Memorial Park which is the cemetery planned for Tassajara...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Bob P, on Jul 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm | 48 comments | 9818 Views

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I Stand with Planned Parenthood

This blog is more controversial than I usually write, but I feel very strongly about this subject. If you disagree with me post a comment on why, but no hostile...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by San Ramon Observer, on Aug 23, 2015 at 7:14 pm | 45 comments | 4382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market'

Wal-Mart eyeing old Nob Hill for new 'Market' Wal-Mart, the country's largest retailer, is seeking a Pleasanton city permit to open one of its...

Original post made by Jeb Bing on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Mal, on Aug 25, 2011 at 8:10 am | 44 comments | 6657 Views

THE OBSERVER

Bad Ideas that Sound Good

With Presidential politics heating up, Candidates are making the usual promises for "improvements." I have my doubts about how beneficial some...

Original post made by Roz Rogoff on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by DKHSK, on Aug 15, 2016 at 10:33 pm | 44 comments | 4038 Views
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