The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

An American Mouseketeer In Disneyland Paris

My family and I have celebrated many life events at the domestic Disney parks. What was it like to visit Mickey’s European outpost?

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London Calling: Nightwish At Wembley Arena

After a wait of almost three years, I finally got to see the band take the stage in an arena setting. It was a night worth waiting for.

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The GOP's Disjointed Abortion Stance

California Republican Mike Garcia works to outlaw abortion nationwide while publicly framing the issue as one about local control.

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Mike Garcia Put Loyalty To Trump Over His Oath To Uphold The Constitution

The Republican congressman voted against certifying the 2020 election and holding the former president responsible for events on January 6th.

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Pure Selfishness

Voters have already selected his replacement but Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo still ignores calls for his immediate resignation.

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Rick Caruso's Ties To The Homelessness Crisis

The mayoral candidate is promising to keep the homeless out of sight. Have his actions as a developer contributed to people being unhoused?

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Change Agents: General Election Endorsements

In a city that has been thrown into turmoil by leaders spouting bigotry voters head to the polls with a chance to demand real change.

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"Sorry" Does Not Cut It

The members of the Los Angeles City Council who engaged in racist rhetoric had a year to apologize. With their words made public, they must resign.

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Done With Public Transportation In Los Angeles

After getting stranded at Union Station following a concert at the Los Angeles Coliseum I cannot trust our city’s post-COVID transit systems.

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Rammstein Blows It Up

The German band proves themselves to be master showmen bridging the language barrier and holding the Coliseum crowd in the palm of their hand.

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