Tag Archives: Politics

A Truly LaMalfable Situation

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We’re getting pretty badly LaMalfa’d up here in this rural corner of California. If you don’t know what it means to be LaMalfa’d, then you may not be from around these parts; you may not be represented in Congress by people like our own Dougie LaMalfa, a none-too-bright wealthy heir to a big rice farm […]

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We Oughta Be Ashamed Of Ourselves

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LaMalfa fits with that company right down to his hat and his boots.

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Rainy Days & Blowhards

The Pineapple Express, come to find out, is not just some kind of ganja. It’s actually a real atmospheric phenomenon that brews up around Hawaii and then shoots off to California to soak the crap out of us.

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I see your Petraeus Affair, and I raise you a Reynolds Affair.

…it got us at the Synthesis thinking about sexual affairs in history-where does the Petraeus affair rank in most scandalous affairs in US history? Without a doubt, the Reynolds Affair takes the cake.

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The Long, Hard Slog

By Bob Howard I’m writing this on the eve of the Presidential election. By the time you read it, we will, if all goes well, know who the Commander in Chief is going to be for the next four years – either Mitt Romney will have unseated the sitting President, or Barak Obama will have […]

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Remember, Remember…

But any excuse, or no excuse at all, is enough to get my inner firebug tittering.

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Love ‘Em Or Make ‘Em Leave?

They travel on the homeless highway from Seattle to Portland to San Francisco, and now Chico is on that stop.

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Tricky Mitt

Two years of his tax returns are missing from the public eye, which just leads to speculation on what kind of cookie jar his fingers were in.

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Freedoms so basic we forget that people fought and died for them

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I’m supposed to meet a man named Frank, at the Donut Nook on East and Cohasset. The assignment is politics. Frank meets with a group of friends and colleagues and, over coffee, they talk shop. This morning I am meant to introduce myself, to observe, to take notes on these men and their political views, […]

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Chico City Council Quiz

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Hello my fellow Chico-Americans! For the first time in the history of the Synthesis, we held a City Council Candidate Forum in our hallowed halls. Take our quiz to find out with who you most agree!

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Interview With Jonathan Richman

The audio recording from this interview is available for listening here.  On August 21, 2015 I was afforded the opportunity […]

Interview with ian Ruddell of Stonewall Alliance of Chico

Interview by Arielle Mullen I’ve known ian Ruddell from afar for a few years, in that Chico way of having […]