Glen Becerra

California Delegates to 2008 GOP Convention Announced

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The prress release from the California GOP Delegation

Timm Herdt of the Ventura County Star has parsed the list and culled out the info on Ventura County delegates and alternate delegates. Remember Flap lives in California’s 24th Congressional District and in Ventura County.


  • Ventura City Councilman Neal Andrews
  • Former Santa Barbara County Supervisor Mike Stoker
  • Simi Valley City Councilman Glen Becerra

Alternate Delegates:

  • Ventura County Supervisor Peter Foy of Simi Valley
  • GOP activist Dianne Alexander of Thousand Oaks
  • Dean Graham

Flap has been credentialed by both the Republican National Committee and the California GOP to cover the September Republican National Convention.

Travel plans are pending…….

California Primary election June 3 2008 - Gallegly party 030

Simi Valley Councilman Glen Becerra on GOP primary election night victory party for Congressman Elton Gallegly, Photo by Flap

Stay tuned……

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Barack Obama

Barack Obama Watch: Playing Politics With Iraq

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Is Barack Obama playing politics with the Iraq War?

Isn’t it obvious?

But, John McCain does NOT have to paint Obama as a typical,duplicitous, lying politician on the Iraq War issue. As El Rushbo said today on his radio show the American public almost expects that from their pols. Rush suggests instead of emphasizing that Obama is a “ROOKIE” and inexperienced – one prone and destined to make poor decisions.

In other words, a politician who cannot be trusted with the Presidency. Like somebody who would rather go to the gym rather than see wounded troops. Somebody who is ALL ABOUT HIMSELF – even for a politician.

The script of Troops says it all:

Anncr: Barack Obama never held a single Senate hearing on Afghanistan.

He hadn’t been to Iraq in years.

He voted against funding our troops.

And now, he made time to go to the gym, but cancelled a visit with wounded troops.

Seems the Pentagon wouldn’t allow him to bring cameras.

John McCain is always there for our troops.

McCain. Country first.

John McCain: I’m John McCain and I approve this message.

Notice today how Barack Obama is moving away from foreign policy issues.

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John McCain

Mitt Romney As Vice President – The Effect on the Electoral College Map

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Mitt Romney endorses John McCain

Mitt Romney endorsed John McCain for President in February 2008

In the continuing discussion of John McCain’s possible choice of Mitt Romney as his Vice President running mate comes this piece evaluating Romney’s effect on the Electoral College map.

As for the McCain team, they have ample reason to select Romney, but they need to understand that his strengths don’t necessarily match the conventional wisdom. Romney’s base tends neither to be evangelicals nor Reagan Democrats, but instead, middle- and upper-class fiscal conservatives who value lower taxes and stricter immigration policies and who are probably relatively satisfied with the status quo. This describes a significant number of independent voters in states like Colorado. However, if the Republicans throw Romney out there and try to turn him into a populist, they’ll be in for a long campaign.

Nate’s analysis is essentially the same as Flap’s here.

Mitt Romney has his strengths and weaknesses. What it will come down to is the polling in Michigan, New Hampshire, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico – all toss-up states.

Will John McCain play it safe with Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty as is the conventional wisdom or roll the dice with Mitt Romney?

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Gummy Bears Posed to Fight Tooth Decay

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Gummy Bears

Now, there are Gummy Bears that are fighting tooth decay. The sticky, bear shaped candy is made with the sugar substitute Xylitol and distributed to children to actually prevent dental disease.

Go figure.

The children in the study were given four bears three times a day, containing different concentrations of xylitol. The results show that after six weeks of gummy bear snacking, the levels of harmful MS bacteria in the children’s plaque was significantly reduced. According to Ly “Based on our findings, it is feasible to develop a clinical trial of a gummy-based caries prevention programme. Such a study is now being carried out in the East Cleveland primary school district (Ohio, USA).”

Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases in the world. The distribution of Xylitol gummy bears in the school setting may help to reduce the burden of this foremost chronic childhood disease in Europe and the US.

A “MAGIC MOUTHWASH” in Gummy Bear form. Sure beats drilling and filling.

Stay tuned…….

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