I'll be taking the long Memorial Day weekend off from posting, though I will be checking in on comment threads from time to time. After several light weeks, I've posted a lot the past ten days, and am happy to note that my unique "hits" have gone back up. For a while, after we came back from Colombia, I was barely getting 1200 per day; now we're back at the 3500-4000 mark. I'm grateful to all who visit, link, and comment. Thanks! I know that there's more to blogging than checking one's hits, but it is nice to see the number surge. I know that there are plenty of bloggers who get more hits, and many who get fewer, and still others who never check their stats. I'd probably be a better person if I were in the third category!
In any event, for those who live in the Golden State with me, here are my California Democratic primary endorsements in the contested races:
Governor: Phil Angelides, with a total lack of enthusiasm.
Lieutenant Governor: John Garamendi. Three good Democrats running, so I'm going with the ex-Golden Bear football star.
Secretary of State: Debra versus Deborah, I'm voting for Debra.
Controller: John Chiang
Attorney General: Jerry Brown, of whom I've generally been a fan for thirty-plus years.
State Board of Equalization: Judy Chu
State Assembly, California 44th district: Adam Murray, who seems to be a terrific young progressive.
Yes on 81, tepidly. Don't think much of bond financing.
Yes on 82, enthusiastically. I vastly prefer directly raising taxes to issuing bonds. It's much more honest.
I keep flirting with the idea of changing my registration back to Green. I was a Green from about 1996-2000, and returned to the Democrats in order to repent for having voted for Nader in 2000... something to consider.
Or maybe I should just start the California Christian Socialist Party.