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Sandy Sand began her writing career while raising three children and doing public relations work for Women's American ORT (Organization for Rehabilitation through Training). That led to a job as a reporter for the San Fernando Valley Chronicle, a weekly publication in Canoga Park, California. In conjunction with the Chronicle, she broadcast a tri-weekly, 10-minute newscast for KGOE AM. Following the closure of the Chronicle, Sand became the editor of the Tolucan Times and Canyon Crier newspapers in Burbank. She is currently a guest columnist for the Los Angeles Daily News and contributor to ronkayela.com
Lame Duck Ducks Shoes
After Ramos and Campion, two border patrol agents wrongly convicted and imprisoned for doing their job and shooting a multi-convicted drug runner at the Mexican border, there is no one more deserving of a presidential pardon than the reporter who threw two shoes as George Bush during a press conference in Iraq.
Astronomers, Start Thinking Outside Your Own Toxic Brain Atmospheres
C'mon, astronomers and scientists. Give us a break. Just because a planet has what you call a toxic atmosphere of carbon dioxide and a surface temperature of 1,700 doesn't mean it doesn't have some kind of life thriving there. It just won't be your pitiful kind of narrow thinking life.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008(1 comments)
Bushies Deaf to Torture By Music
They're a bunch of twisted sisters. Bush, Cheney, Rummy and Gonzo, who authorized torture should have cells reserved for them at Gitmo after it's closed and be treated to months of nonstop blaring music. Heard often enough and loud enough, even the Star Spangled Banner would drive them crazy (like they're not now), and make them hate the people who were doing that to them.
California Supremes to Hear Challenges to Prop. 8
It's going to be a long court fight and both sides are getting their legal ducks in a row for the courts to rule whether the anti-same sex marriage ballot measure approved by voters is legal or un-Constitutional.
Obama's First But Not Unforgivable Bone-headed Move
Picking the mayor of Los Angeles, who has bankrupted this city, to be on his economic advisory board was a major blunder. If that was political payback, so be it; now drop him as hard and as quickly as you can and never look back. His taint will stick to your administration.
Friday, November 7, 2008(23 comments)
A Call to Arms Against the Mormon Church. End Its Tax-exempt Status Now!
I have nothing against the Mormon church or its devotees, EXCEPT for their sponsorship of and dedication to California's Prop 8., a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, and preaching it from the pulpit. They no longer have the right to IRS tax-exempt status and have grossly violated the dictates of separation of church and state.
Sarah Palin is Going Off the McCain Reservation and Staking Out Her Own Territory
The first hints of Sarah Palin separating herself from John McCain came last week from Rachael Maddow and Keith Olbermann; now it's all over the Web. As I write, it's the first topic on Howard Kurtz' "Reliable Sources" on CNN. The most prophetic analysis of the inner Palin came from the woman who beat her out in the Miss Alaska pageant 24 years ago, Maryline Blackburn.
What Part of Middle Class Tax Cuts Don't the McCain Airheads Understand?
McCain's audiences believe the Republican lies and always vote in their own worst interests, even when the truth is right in front of them every night at their own kitchen tables, every day in their bank accounts, and at their go-nowhere, low-paying jobs...if they're lucky enough to still have jobs.
Thursday, October 23, 2008(1 comments)
Breaking: The County of Los Angeles to be Auctioned Off
Economic irresponsibility and total fiscal bungling is forcing L.A. County's Board of Supervisors to auction off the county. Mayor Antonio "Photo-Op, Never Stay in the City" Villaraigosa said the City of L.A. may be forced to follow suit.
If Only One of the Debate Robots Had Stood Up and Asked...
If only some ballsy questioner had asked McCain when he's going to stop Sarah Palin from inciting rally-goes to riot, and shouting out hateful threats because of her lying accusations that Barack Obama is a terrorist. But no, they all looked so frightened and cowed to death.