“Get back to vurk!” Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is calling state Legislature back for yet another special session to get what he wants on the state budget deficit. “I will sign an executive order and call them in again for a special session to continue working on this problem,” Schwarzenegger said while making an appearance at a Fresno high school. “I believe that we can solve | Read More »
California’s Coming Fiscal Enema
Well, it’s coming to a head on the left coast, and pay attention because it’s probably going to be the microcosm of the coming Federal fiscal mess to come. Think of it, years of Democrat leadership, taxing and spending their way to the brink of an abyss, and the problems California had when they started are worse now instead of better. Any problem seen, the | Read More »
The California Nuclear Tax Option
Well it was an exciting day for watching our wallets drain in California. The state GOP held the line against out of control spending coupled with massive wished-for tax increases. The State Democrat Majority decided to not only side-step the line, but ignore its existence completely. For insight into the way the Democrats think here, check this out; “I’ve got some breaking news for ya,” | Read More »
California Dems Try To Backdoor Their Constituents
Operation “BOHICA” underway in California (Bend Over Here It Comes Again), as California Democrats Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate Pro Temp Darrell Steinburg (who replaces “Mafia” Don Perata) are even at this late hour are trying to circumvent California Proposition 13 by not calling them “Taxes” but instead calling them “Fees”. Proposition 13 was passed back in 1978, and in part, it requires a | Read More »
Khalid Sheikh Muhammed Might Just Win (in the end)
If winning is to become a martyr in his world, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may just win after all. A piece written by Walid Phares of Counterterrorism Blog shows how Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been playing the system to a no-win situation for the United States. As predicted, almost to the letter in my analysis in June, the men charged with plotting the September 11 attacks | Read More »
Obama’s Political Primordial Soup
I was channel-surfing the other night before bed, trying to figure out what would bore me to sleep without getting me all fired up. Hit the National Geographic Channel, something on about “Global Warming”…nope. History Channel, something about Aliens (the kind from space not the other under-the-fence ones) and UFOs. Definitely not. Then I hit the Discovery Channel and stared transfixed while some celeb narrator | Read More »
Business (of Earmarks) as Usual
In February 2003 my Navy Reserve (SEABEE) Unit was mobilized for duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We didn’t actually call it that at the time, it was Desert Storm II, or “Operation Go Find Sean Penn and Whup His Butt Back to Hollywood”. We were excited, nervous, and anxious to go after not being used for Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan after 9/11. Folks were definitely sure | Read More »
Shariah-compliant Financing Pt. II
I first wrote about this in November, and now with all the money we taxpayers shoveled at AIG ($40 billion) they seem to be working against our security. AIG announced the introduction of a Takaful Homeowners Policy Dec 01, 2008, offering “important and emerging growth opportunity for AIG Commercial Insurance.” What is Shariah Financing?
Since 9/11 it has been assumed by many that Al Qaida would be forced to top themselves in any future attacks on the US. Mumbai show us the real possibilities. A young crew with minimal training but well rehearsed and ready to die could if well armed wreak havoc on a population. As the Miserly Bastard puts it: …a dozen trained shooters, equipped with little | 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 »
Franken’s Stein Monster
Guess it went whizzing by my head. Last October 18, Ben Stein threw his support to Al Franken. Could’ve knocked me over with a feather, if I’d have seen it at the time. No matter, seems a good time as any today. Stein said at the time: “I’m struck by what an incredibly capable, hard-working guy he is,” Stein told The Associated Press in a | 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.
AIG: Politicians Misdirect Media-Surprised?
The big AIG parties are all the rage in US media, with stories of “spa treatments” and lavish affairs splashed over front pages from coast to coast. Stories are taped in front of AIG headquarters, with taking heads (Brian Ross) detailing “lavish expenditures” at places like The Pointe Resort in Phoenix. So what is the AIG staff really doing? Do they really take taxpayer money | Read More »
Media 101: .1
Obama said today on CBS’ “60 Minutes”: “…we shouldn’t worry about the deficit…” This coming after explicitly blaming the Bush Administration for “record high deficits” during the last 8 years. Also, agreeing apparently with VP pick Joe Biden on the likelyhood of an upcoming terrorist event during his early Presidency: “…because transition periods are potentially times of vulnerability to a terrorist attack,” he said. This | Read More »
Positions in Arab World Following Obama’s Election
In scanning the Arab world’s press writers, they seem to be all over the place. Opinions range from concern about US Foreign Policy staying the same, to hope that Arabs can establish a lobby to influence foreign policy.
Erick on Hannity and Colmes
What a shock! About to chow my TV dinner, and I hear Alan say “…and from Red State.com Erick Erickson”, where I promptly spilled gravy on my leg (meat loaf dinner, yum). As I wait for the pain in my leg to subside I’m, waiting for Alan to get slapped verbally. Alan arguing this isn’t a certer-right country. Rick Santorum (nice to see him again) | Read More »
Initial Arab Media Reactions to Obama’s Election
I like to keep tabs on what the Arab world is really thinking, and found a good site that searches all the misc Arabic news services and translates the pertinent for us. Beats $250 for lessons; Initial Arab Media Reactions to Obama’s Election Al-Qaradhawi: The Democrats Are Like a Snake That “Kill[s] You Slowly Without You Noticing” See, even these guys know! Iranian Daily: “That | Read More »
Remembering a friend
My unit mobilized for Iraq in Feb 2003, and de-mobed in Sept the same year fortunate that all came home. There were some injuries, a few earned an early ride home but all in all we were blessed. One fellow Seabee apparently didn’t feel she did enough and volunteered to go back yet again barely two years later. Her name was MS1 Regina Clark, her | Read More »
Did McCain cut the noose loose?
John McCain was scheduled to appear on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno November 11, 2008 to coincide with Veteran’s Day. Did he take the opportunity to come out in support of his VP pick? There’ll be no “…it didn’t come up” allowed. Or did he kick the lever holding the trap door shut? C’mon John, do the right thing, not the center, or moderate, | Read More »
Chicago Politics Unleashed
Unbelievable (it seems that word gets used a lot these days), just hours after Bush met privately with President-elect Obama details seem to be “leaking”. Now, let me get this straight. A private conversation, no staff present. Who could the leaker be? “Neither the Bushes nor the Obamas spoke to reporters. Aides who described the discussion about the auto industry did so on grounds of | Read More »