DFE President’s Inaugural Address

DFE President’s Inaugural Addressed delivered to the San Diego Democrats for Equality on March 24th, 2016. (Edited for website) My name is Will Rodriguez-Kennedy and I’m a recovering former Republican. Over four years ago I ceremonially became a Democrat at a meeting of this very club. The truth is the …

Clown Cars and Illusionists

The San Francisco Democratic Party has a brilliant idea. On Thursday, August 6th, they’re having a Republican Debate and Circus Watch Party. The folks in San Francisco know the horrified fascination children and thinking adults have when the clowns start spilling out of the small car and pull out their …

Not Here…Not Now…Not Smart – ALEC

Once upon a time, there lived (because corporate influence peddlers are people too) a group of mega-corporations called ALEC. ALEC felt that things would go much better if the people’s representatives didn’t strain their pretty brains and just let ALEC write the laws. So the corporate prison management companies wrote …

Endorsement Procedures Clarifications

Recent Endorsement procedure changes by the California Democratic Party have required changes to the Club’s By-Laws to clearly specify the Club’s procedures.   Compliance with State/County Democratic Party 1. Article VIII, Section 8, strike (incorporated in new Article IX below) 2. Article VIII, Section 9, rename Article VIII Section 8 …

Happy Equal Pay Day!

Sounds like something we should be celebrating, right? Not really. Today – April 14, 2015 – is the day when the “average” woman, starting from January 1, 2014, earns enough to equal the amount the “average” man earned in calendar year 2014. So it’s only 1/3 of a year longer. …

Liar, Liar, Pants On Fire

We know it’s not the politically correct type of statement to make about someone who promotes “deeply held religious beliefs” to justify discrimination against a group of people “other” than themselves, but let’s get real here. Individual verses plucked from the Bible have been used to justify persecution and discrimination …

A Tale of Two Headlines

A couple of headlines about the Republican Party stuck out for me recently: California Republican Party votes to finally recognize gay Log Cabin Republicans group and Republican Senators tell Iran not to trust America on nuclear deal I know my friends at LCR have been working very hard for a …

We Are Everywhere

We got involved in a game of charges and counter-charges over our campaign to elect delegates to the State Democratic Convention. That is not surprising when you have two groups, each of whom think their own slates are best. One of the specific charges surprised me though. The charge that …