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Late summer has been a busy fund-raising time for opponents and advocates of Proposition 8, the measure on November’s ballot to ban gay marriage in California. And, in what has become a regular theme of the campaign, yet another Sempra Energy executive joined the fray. Gloria Rowland, the giant utility firm’s senior vice president for human resources, gave $26,000 to the No on 8 forces on August 21. The San Diego–based American Institute of Bisexuality also gave $5000 to the “no” side. Locals in favor of the measure included conservative talk-show host Roger Hedgecock ($1000); Poway’s Pamela Capelo, a lawyer with Cooley Godward Kronish ($5000); Escondido lawyer Ned Israelsen ($3000); Qualcomm engineer Gary Short ($1000); Roman Catholic Auxiliary Bishop Salvatore Cordileone ($3000); and Rancho Santa Fe’s Richard Romney ($2000). … Meanwhile, local money has started to come into the campaign for Proposition 5, a controversial measure to water down drug laws opposed by the likes of San Diego County district attorney Bonnie Dumanis and ex-governor Pete Wilson. David Bergman, a physician from Rancho Santa Fe, and Joann Clark, chief executive officer of Valhalla Scientific, each gave $1000.

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truthiness Sept. 5, 2008 @ 11:35 a.m.

it's shameful that anyone contributes money toward the passage of this hateful proposition.


realnews Sept. 3, 2008 @ 1:38 p.m.

Can we get serious about protecting marriage vows? See www.FamilyLawcourts.com

How about the police. See www.FamilyLawCourts.com/badcop.html

And Can we get serious about Congress putting children at risk? California leads the nation at killing their children?

Returning soldiers fighting in Iraq not being treated for PTSD, the killings of girlfriends and family members to continue, while Congress passed a bill as an EXCEPTION to the "Best interests of the child" allowing returning vets to have as much contact with their children as before they left.

And it's getting kids killed. Filner was told of this and he had no response.


See below.

Congress recently passed by a voice vote in Exception to the normal standard, "The best interests of the child" a provision that service members returning from Iraq will have the same amount of child custody sharing as before they went.

As you can see, counseling is needed.

Oklahoma Judge gives Tinker mom chance at a new life By Nolan Clay Staff Writer

March 27, 2008

The mother whose children were gunned down at Tinker Air Force Base wept in court Wednesday as a judge wiped out her divorce so she can seek benefits from the military.

"From the bottom of my heart ... I tell you I'm sorry,” Oklahoma County District Judge Don Deason said to Michelle Thorson.

The ruling means she now is the widow, not the ex-wife, of Tech Sgt. Dustin Thorson, who fatally shot their son and daughter before killing himself.

Her attorneys said after the hearing the ruling was the only way the longtime stay-at-home mom could get any money or health care from the military to make a new life.

"She would have received nothing,” said attorney Lynn Loftis of the Women & Children's Law Center in Oklahoma City.

The judge said, "I'm doing what I believe is the right thing to do.”

Dustin Thorson and Michelle Thorson divorced on Valentine's Day. They were married almost 11 years.

On Feb. 25, the airman shot the boy, Dylan, 4, and girl, Jourdain, 9, in an upstairs bedroom inside their base home after a scuffle with their mother, officials said.

Dustin Thorson, 35, a decorated technical sergeant who served in Iraq, then shot himself. Michelle Thorson was fleeing for help when she heard the shots that killed Dylan and Jourdain.

The airman had threatened last year to kill the children after a divorce, once saying to his son, "Tell Mommy you love her and don't want Daddy to hurt you,” according to court papers.


Barbarella Fokos Sept. 3, 2008 @ 1:58 p.m.

I heard Joan Rivers is coming to town to perform at the Birch Theater in North Park as part of her No on Prop H8 tour.


Fred Williams Sept. 3, 2008 @ 4:02 p.m.

Barbarella, can you post the date/time of the No on H8 event?


Fred "Straight White Male" Williams


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