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There is … another

What has two thumbs and is wreaking havoc on my Google News alerts? This guy:

actually, I can't tell how many thumbs he has from this pic

From today’s Google News alert e-mail alone:

Tim Donnelly files Arizona-style immigration bill
San Francisco Chronicle
The measure by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a conservative Republican from Twin Peaks (San Bernardino County), would make it a crime under California law to be 
Donnelly introduces immigration bill
Redlands Daily Facts
As promised, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly‘s first official act as a state lawmaker was to introduce a stiff new immigration bill. Donnelly, a Republican from 
Political opposites Cedillo, Donnelly assigned adjoining desks
Sacramento Bee
Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, R-Twin Peaks, have been assigned adjoining desks on lower house’s 80-member floor. 
Freshman GOP assemblyman proposes immigration crackdown
Sacramento Bee
“I’m excited about the legislation,” said Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, a Twin Peaks Republican. “I think it’s going to help us get the problem of illegal 

Sigh for the woes of an all-too common name in a world increasingly based on recognizable bylines, because I get a lot of wandering internet traffic from California of people most likely looking for this guy (with whom I did exchange e-mails once while working on a minuteman-related story in South Carolina).

But a reminder to all aspiring freelancers, writers, solo musicians, artistic people or anyone who hopes to have people find them easily in the post-SEO age: buy your domain name, and don’t. let. that. ish. expire. EVER. Seriously folks: even if you don’t do anything with it right away, it costs $10 a year. You’ll regret it if someone else snatches it up, especially if it’s some pesky Right Coast freelancing journalist foiling your campaign for state assembly.