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Do you live in California? Then you should subscribe to my weekly California Politics Newsletter. It goes out on (most) Sundays with links to recent developments in CA politics!

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Bike lanes are good.

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I would just like to point out that San Diego is headed in the right direction.

We’re building more and more housing. We’re increasing density. Our city is becoming increasingly walkable/bikeable. And we have good climate goals.

We need more, but this is the right track.

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I've called my senators today.

I really should have a calendar reminder for that.

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Congress should simply pass legislation.

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I am still very much processing that hearing...

My jaw dropped several times.

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What a day of news. SCOTUS guts rights and hints at going further while Congress passes the first gun control bill in 30 years.

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In an effort to put what little positivity I have today into the world: this SCOTUS decision contradicts what over 60% of American's want and will likely hurt, not help, Republicans in the upcoming elections.

Though I'm not hopeful enough that it will be enough.

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Legal question: If the Supreme Court does strike down same-sex marriage (as they are hinting), does that mean that California's technically-still-on-the-books-but-deemed-invalid constitutional ban would resume?

Seems like something we should look into. /cc @AsmChrisWard

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@Yascha_Mounk was talking about democracy as a public park, so I figured I would enjoy the book in the Balboa Park.

6/20/22

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A day at the park.

6/20/22

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Sometimes it's not the computer. It's that you can't read.

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Apparently I am very feisty today.

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Aww yeah!

6/9/22

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At the Voice of San Diego podcast taping!

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It continues to break my brain that Californians (incl San Diegans) can look around them and not see the crisis of the moment.

We do not have enough housing and without even more aggressive efforts we will not meet our needs this decade.

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Mail improvements look great.

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I am not looking forward to rebooting my iPhone in order to get my speedometer working again...

CarPlay is great, but I have regular bugs with it.

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Is it just me, or is it very concerining to watch basically all major tech companies become pseudo-banks and loan brokers?

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New lockscreen stuff is cool, but "Mark Messages as Unread" is the best feature of WWDC.

Yes I know they event just started, but I don't care.

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Yes. To all of this

San Diego deserves a great city hall.

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Am I wrong to think that San Diego Community Power is, by far, the biggest single thing San Diego has ever done to address climate change?

It sure seems like it. By default everyone enrolled gets 50% renewable power (up 19% from SDGE) & there’s a cheap option for 100%.

Huge.

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I think I would have instead written, “carbon-free and renewable.” My brain first read “renewable and carbon free” which does not mean the same thing.

5/29/22

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Me: where can I buy a “.book” domain?

Internet: you can’t.

Me: ok, but why?

Internet: because Amazon owns them all.

Me: oh. 😔

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Newspaper: read. New wall art: hung. Beowulf: finished.

A good Sunday so far.

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