It’s Official Tom McClintock is headed to Congress
TheHill.com is reporting that Charlie Brown has conceded in his race against Tom McClintock to represent California’s 4th Congressional District. This is the seat that Rep. John Doolittle retired from. This is not a gain for House Republicans but it does mean that there will not be one more new vote for Speaker Pelosi in the upcoming Congress. Link to article:http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/brown-concedes-to-mcclintock-2008-12-03.html
Kevin McCarthy is now the Chief Deputy Whip
Congratulations to RedState friend Kevin McCarthy, a Republican Congressman from California. Eric Cantor has just named him the Chief Deputy Whip for the House Republicans. It is a fine choice.
A Fool And His Money Are Easily Parted…Tips from an Expert
As the economy fails and stock market falls, it’s amazing to someone like me, what kind of ridiculous things that companies still offer for sale, or even more ridiculous, what a person, like me, might buy, even though I’m going through a ‘Major Financial Meltdown’…and I really should be buying Christmas presents…..and now that Barry’s in charge, can we still call it Christmas?
Pro-Prop 8 petition
I’m sure all of you know about the hoopla over Prop 8 in California. As a Californian, I dutifully supported it. Now that Prop 8 has passed, though, its opponents still won’t rest. They’re protesting all over the country, and their lawyers have taken it to the courts, trying to find some activist judge who’ll go along with their agenda. Without a doubt, the California | Read More »
Thanksgiving Celebration for Children Protested
From the diaries by Erick. You knew this would happen in California, right? In Claremont, California (county of Riverside) there exists as in many schools across the nation a celebration of Thanksgiving where children dress up in construction paper costumes as Indians or Pilgrims, and have school plays and parties. A four-decade tradition in Claremont, kindergartners at Condit and Mountain View elementary schools take turns | Read More »
At least religious bigotry is still alive and well.
We didn’t have anything better for all these government lawyers to spend their time on.
On Making Michigan an Easy Target
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com. A lot of news has focused these past two weeks on Detroit’s “Big 3,” Washington, DC and the space between, literally and figuratively, and with good reason. There is universal agreement that the autos are in one heck of a mess, that it’s of their own making and that a lot of good, hard working people are going to | Read More »
Court Allows Sex Offenders to Live Near Schools
A 2006 Ballot Proposition in California titled “Jessica’s Law” (Prop 83) was just ruled unconstitutional in California by the Fourth District Court of Appeals in Santa Ana. Prop 83 prohibits registered sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of any school or park, as well as mandatory minimum sentences, eliminating good time and work-time credits, as well as a host of other provisions.
Repeal The 17th Amendment!
While I am here talking about a constitutional amendment, I thought I take the time and talk about Prop 8 and it’s impact. Let me be brutally honest with you. Since Henry VIII got his hands on marriage, it hasn’t been the same. We all know the story. Henry didn’t get a son from his first wife and so he wanted a divorce. Rome at | Read More »
Homosexual America: Hypocritical about Hypocrisy
The Mormons did it. Blame them. When the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came openly encouraged members to support Proposition 8 in California, I expected there would be some anger at the Church for doing so. But I didn’t expect this. Mormons steal civil rights. Or this. LDS LAPD officer describes protests at the LA Temple. The homosexual community is acting as if | Read More »
Chuck Devore’s Mission
CHECK OUT www.chuckdevore.com Late last week, I interviewed Chuck Devore, a California Assemblyman representing Orange County. Mr. Devore intends to challenge Barbara Boxer in 2010 for the United States Senate. He is an interesting candidate and a compelling choice for Republicans to embrace early. Devore represents the Republican bastion of Orange County that, demographically, is slowly turning from red to blue. Despite the demographic change, | Read More »
And so it begins: New York Times attacks minority voters.
Of course, they’re just a little shy of coming out and saying so, but then it’s always easier for a certain type to go after Mormons. Even as the nation shattered one barrier of intolerance, we were disappointed that voters in four states chose to reinforce another. Ballot measures were approved in Arkansas, Arizona, Florida and California that discriminate against couples of the same sex. | Read More »
DONT GIVE UP THE SHIP (part 1)
-Three states voted to ban gay marriage, including Florida, where 60% of the vote was required, and California, which is notoriously liberal. Gay marriage bans are now 30-for-30 out of our fifty states. This supports two major theses, the first of which is that we are still a center-right country. There was much talk on the networks last night about a “tectonic shift” in the | Read More »
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Voters didn’t punish anybody for taking strong enforcement stands.
In most cases, our allies were replaced by challengers who worked hard to convince voters that they were just as tough — or tougher — on illegal immigration as the incumbents.
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Update: It’s 6am in California, and I wake up to see that LA County is still passing Proposition 8 with what CNN calls 100% of precincts in. It’s a very narrow, roughly 22,000 win out of about 2,500,000 votes cast, but as I said, a tie was there enough for it to pass. The counties that defeated Prop. 8 are all in except tiny Yolo | Read More »