Mayor Jean Quan has decided to just say No to Urban Shield meeting in Oakland. The decision not to have Urban Shield in Oakland is a political decision in advance of election day. It is not good for Oakland.
Archives for September 2014
Ed Baxter tries to make sense of the President’s delay on immigration reform. He says it seems to make Latinos angry, fuel Republicans, and make Democrats hide.
Lloyd Linday Young discusses global warming’s effect on us in the near and far future.
John Rothmann on how the President Obama will speak to the nation and the world on Wednesday night about Islamic State and the whole world will be watching and listening as he outlines his strategy to deal with the Islamic State.
Elizabeth Kate talks Way South of the Border: Tasmania’s Wines and Whiskeys.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen talk about new legislation that will require law enforcement to get a warrant before using drones.
Stan Burford asks, What is ISIS and who is going to address the problem? Is it ‘just’ the US or will others help?
Ken Dito looks at the A’s, Giants, 49ers, and Raiders.
John Rothmann says an early Saturday morning announcement on a hot political issue is no surprise. The White House has announced that securing our borders in the face of mounting issues will be delayed until after the November elections.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen talk about a new cancer drug and its cost. It is to treat melanoma.
Ken Dito & Dan Belluomini, a local basketball analyst, talk NBA basketball, the Warriors and new head coach Steve Kerr.
Restaurant review of “Girasol” in Studio City, CA. Elizabeth Kate reviews.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen discuss the Navy Seal T shirt to be put in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
John Rothmann talks about how the United States says that there is a core coalition forming to defeat Islamic State. Who will be a part of that coalition and what will come next has yet to be defined.
How does the latest Elmore Leonard crime comedy stack up? Dennis Willis reviews Life of Crime, the latest adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, and tells you why you should watch this film and Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown back-to-back.
Ken Dito looks at the modern world of sports. Is the world of modern sports creating the happiness that it should? Have our standards dropped this low?
John Rothmann talks about the debate between Brown and Kashkari and how it has come and gone with little impact. It will probably be the only face-to-face meeting in this campaign and we are all the losers if that is true.
Searching the web is not as easy as simply asking a question. According to Stan Burford, you need to ask the “right” question.
Ed Baxter discusses whether it makes sense to put up the hacked nude celebrity nude photos in an art exhibit. He says it is to make a privacy point.
The perfect “moving” wine: Italy’s Pecorino. Elizabeth Kate got a first-hand look on her moving day.
John Rothmann on how President Obama says that the crisis over Ukraine is a moment of testing.
Barbara Simpson talks about how Obama thinks we can’t see what he’s doing by his doing nothing and lying about the real threat from militant Islam.
Ken Dito on Ray McDonald and how Jim Harbaugh met the media Wednesday Sept 3rd and it wasn’t pretty. Ken Dito thinks that Harbaugh was thrown under the bus by Jed York.
In John Rothmann’s book, Icon of Evil, published in 2008, he called radical Islam evil. Senator Feinstein agrees.
Lloyd Lindsay Young talks about hail … how large can it be and how much damage can it cause?
Ken Dito on how 49ers General Manager Trent Baalke has a most difficult job solving the Ray McDonald situation.
John Rothmann on how the GOP is counting on social issues to mobilize their base for the November elections.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen talk about pot smokers going back to the black market to not have to pay taxes.
Elizabeth Kate looks at the quake and the damage to the Napa wine makers.
John Rothmann on how it will take more than glossy pamphlets and full page ads in the newspaper to correct the damage done by PG&E. Fines and penalties must be matched by repairs to the entire system.
Ken Dito on #13 Stanford & #14 USC playing their Pac 12 Openers this Saturday at Stanford. Ken Dito has his own look at the game.
John Rothmann talks about how President Obama has declared that the death of Steven Sotloff has strengthened his resolve to “degrade and destroy” Islamic State.
Lloyd Lindsay Young talks about how weather doesn’t cause colds and that vitamins really do you no good.
John Rothmann on how it is not just naked photos that appear out of the cloud that we should be thinking about! What ever we post takes on a life of its own, that may come back to haunt us.
Ed Baxter quotes Dianne Feinstein in saying President Barack Obama is “too cautious.” Is it time to send in Marines?
John Rothmann on how President Obama is on his way to the NATO summit. The NATO strategy seems to be key to how President Obama plans to respond to the current world situation.
Ken Dito talks about whether Derek Carr can make the Raiders respectable. The pressure is on!
Ed Baxter says the FBI and Apple are trying to find out how the nude pictures got hacked. He also says private information can’t be guaranteed to be safe on those sharing sites.
Lloyd Lindsay Young on which country in the world has the most twisters?
Barbara Simpson looks at what’s happened since 9/11 – – where we are now and that we must not forget – – and spreads the invitation for everyone to attend the City of Danville memorial on 9/11 at Oak Hill Park at 5:50 p.m.
John Rothmann discusses how Labor Day marks the traditional start of campaign season. Control of the Senate is at stake and Obama is not going to key red states.
Gia Coppola gets into the family business, John Slattery directs one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances … and the Captain is running things now! Hosted by Dennis Willis.
John Rothmann on how it is bad news for President Obama and the Democrats in California according to the Field Poll. California ought to be supporting President Obama, but the news is not good for the White House.
Ed Baxter in Broken News checks Pot and Domestic Violence, Coffee plus a nap, Michael Sam cut, your house’s smell, Mark Wahlberg to Donnie and Jenny McCarthy “sorry not going to wedding.”
Labor Day marks the traditional start of campaign season. Control of the Senate is at stake and Obama is not going to key red states. George Bush faced the same problem in 2006. With presidential popularity sagging not campaigning in key states is a reality.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen discuss whether the new Yes, Yes consensual sex legislation is an answer to rape on college campuses.
Ken Dito and Ed Baxter ask the question would the Forty Niners be having these kind of legal issues in the Bill Walsh days.
John Rothmann says, believe it or not, Beethoven captured the threat of radical Islam in his music. The rising crescendo coming from radical Islam is a genuine threat.
Ed Baxter and Rosie Allen talk about a new poll says that we are working more and more. 48 to 60 hour work weeks are becoming the norm.