Thursday, April 27, 2006

Legislative Democrats refuse to work on day of walk out, but still want to collect per-diem.

The California State Assembly regularly holds floor session on Mondays and Thursdays to vote on bills. However, Monday May 1st they will not be meeting, as the Democrats have chosen to participate in the work stoppage supporting illegal immigration which is planned for that day. But instead of canceling session all together, they changed to a check-in session so that they could still collect their per-diem.

Today during closing statements, Assemblyman Dennis Mountjoy (R- Monrovia) chastised Assembly Democrats. He asked why they would collect per-diem when everyone else who is taking the day off will not be getting paid at all?

He went on to suggest that Republicans come to the capital on Monday, the day of protest and demand that they be allowed to work in the place of Democrat legislators because they are willing to do the work the Dems are unwilling to do. And they will do it at half the pay!


United 93- The Reality Check America Needs!

Last night I had the chance to attend an advanced screening of United 93. All I have to say is WOW!!!! There are few movies that will impact you the way that this film does.

United 93 tells the story of the only flight out of four that were high-jacked on Sept. 11, 2001 that did not hit it’s intended target. The film is shot in kind of a “home movie/documentary” style that seems to really work for telling this story.

What I love about this movie is that the characters are real and not over dramatized. I also really like the way the film has a definite message, but is not political in nature. As the movie ended, the audience left the theater in silence. As my friend and I drove home, we found ourselves remembering with vivid clarity exactly where we were and what we were doing when we first heard about the attack on the World Trade Center.

WOW again!!!!!

I would definitely recommend this movie. But you might want to take some tissue with you!