California Election Results

California Attorney General Jerry Brown will serve a second term as governor…nearly 30 years later. With 75 percent of precincts reported, Democrat Jerry Brown had 54 percent of the vote vs. his challenger, Republican Meg Whitman, who had 41% of the vote. I voted for Brown. *check*

Jerry Brown

Incumbent Senator Barbara Boxer will serve a third term as United States Senator. With 74 percent of precincts reported, Boxer had 52 percent of the vote vs. her challenger, Republican Carly Fiorina, who had 43 percent of the vote. I voted for Fiorina.

Barbara Boxer

CALIFORNIA BALLOT INITIATIVES

Proposition 19 (“Regulate, Control and Tax Cannabis Act of 2010”) failed. I voted NO *check*

Proposition 20 (“California Congressional Redistricting Initiative”) passed. I voted  NO

Proposition 21 (“Vehicle License Fee for Parks Act”) failed. I voted YES

Proposition 22 (“The Local Taxpayer, Public Safety, and Transportation Protection Act”) passed. I voted NO

Proposition 23 (suspension of Global Warming Act of 2006) failed. I voted NO *check*

Proposition 24 (Repeal of Corporate Tax Breaks) failed. I voted YES

Proposition 25 (“Majority Vote for the Legislature to Pass the Budget Act”) passed. I voted YES *check*

Proposition 26 (“Supermajority to Pass New Taxes and Fees Act”) passed. I voted NO

Proposition 27 (Elimination of the Citizen’s Redistricting Commission) failed. I voted YES

 

To see the reasons for my votes on the propositions, see https://micahstwocents.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/my-two-cents-on-the-2010-california-ballot-propositions/

 

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Girl Power That Rocks the World

Forbes has relased their list of “The World’s Most Powerful Women.”

Since I love strong women who challenge common wisdom and push for equality, I was very excited to read the list.

Among the one hundred listed, the following stood out the most to me…

1. Michelle Obama – First Lady of the United States and champion of healthy lifestyles for America’s students (Facebook)

First Lady Michelle Obama

3. Oprah Winfrey – enormously famous talk show host and all-around charitable media mogul (Facebook, Twitter)

Oprah

5. Hillary Rodham Clinton – brilliant Secretary of State and former First Lady

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

7. Lady GaGa – mega superstar, entertainer, artist, activist and trendsetter (who, let’s face it, is trying to outdo the original mega superstar, Madonna) (Facebook, Twitter)

Lady GaGa

10. Ellen Degeneres – talk show host, comedian and compassionate activist (Facebook, Twitter)

Ellen Degeneres

16. Sarah Palin – Former Vice Presidential candidate, Former Alaska governor, activist, Tea Party darling and media sensation (Facebook, Twitter)

Sarah Palin

21. Angelina Jolie – actress, activist and UN Goodwill Ambassador with a heart for the most vulnerable in the world

Angelina Jolie

29. Madonna – Queen of Pop, mega superstar, entertainer, artist, actress, activist, author and just plain amazing 🙂 (Facebook)

Madonna

33. Chelsea Handler – hilarious comedian, Talk show host and author (Facebook, Twitter)

Chelsea Handler

37. Elizabeth Warren – intelligent, Special Advisor to the President for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, attorney and Harvard Law Professor (Facebook)

Presidential Advisor Elizabeth Warren

47. Meg Whitman – Harvard-educated, former CEO of EBay and candidate for California governor 2010 (Facebook, Twitter)

Meg Whitman

50. Rachel Maddow – talk show host and brilliant political commentator (Facebook, Twitter)

Rachel Maddow

51. Carly Fiorina – former HP CEO and candidate for US Senator in California…and breast cancer survivor (Facebook, Twitter)

Carly Fiorina

61. Suze Orman – famous personal finance mentor, talk show host and author (Facebook, Twitter)

Suze Orman

From politics to comedy shows, the women on this list and countless others like them are changing the world and shattering antiquated stereotypes. We should all be thankful for their views, talents, abilities, compassion, power and vision.