New Legislators Sworn In, Bizarre Phil Spector Trial Strategy, Paperless Traffic Tickets, Newsom Speech-A-Thon, Free Neil Young MP3s

The California legislature class of ’09-’10 takes their oaths of office today as the new legislative session begins.  It’s likely the only thing they’ll accomplish during their term. Read all about the new crew. [Capitol Alert]

But according to these “patriots”, elected officials in California are not legally holding office since nobody takes some goofy loyalty oath that they claim is required by the California Constitution.   [Free Enterprise Society]

At Phil Spector’s re-trial, his defense attorney admitted to the jury that Spector is, in fact, a misogynist gun-wielding maniac who occasionally points guns at men too.  Interesting strategy. [LA Times]

Get ready for paperless traffic tickets.  CHP is experimenting with an “electronic traffic citation tracking system” in parts of San Bernardino, Orange, and San Diego counties.  [Inside SoCal]

SF Mayor Gavin Newsom is planning a 7 1/2 hour state-of-the-city speech serialized on his very own YouTube channel.  Yes.  Seven and a half hours. [SF Chronicle]

Phenomenal sort-of-hard-to-find-never-officially-released 70s era Neil Young songs for legit free download, great stuff.  [Aquarium Drunkard]

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