The Different Drummer

By Carl J. Petersen

Politics, Family, Music and other Musings.

Campaigning With Your Tax Money

A radical anti-abortion group rated California State Assemblywoman Suzette Martinez Valladares 100%. The District 40 representative still wants you to believe she is “Protecting Women’s Healthcare.”

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Welcome To The GOP's Era Of Big Government

Not only does the Republican Party want to tell you when you will have children, but they also want to regulate how you will raise them.

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It Got Me...

It was a night that made it feel like we were finally returning to normal. Four days later I was in bed feeling the symptoms of COVID-19.

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Valladares Attempts To Obscure Her Opposition To Healthcare Rights

Trump-supporting state Assemblywoman opposed a bill to provide universal healthcare in California. She also opposes safe and legal abortions.

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Women Are Going To Die

Overturning the protections provided by Roe will not eliminate the extreme desperation felt by some facing unplanned pregnancies.

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Was This Supposed To Be An Attack?

An attempted hit piece on Pilar Schiavo highlights one of the reasons I have endorsed her in the California State 40th Assembly District race.

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So You Want To Be The Mayor...

Twelve candidates want to lead the second-largest city in the United States. Why did only two answer questions from a potential voter?

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The World Falls Out Of Time

The death of Foo Fighters’ drummer Taylor Hawkins comes at a time when his infectious spirit is badly needed.

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I Said Do Not Call

With unwanted interruptions by telemarketers seeming to increase exponentially, is the “Do Not Call” list working at all?

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This Used To Be The Party Of Lincoln

There is a reason why the GOP wants to ban Critical Race Theory and other honest discussions about race in America.

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