Introducing the antidote to Barbara Boxer
Boxer needs no introduction, she’s the antithesis of goodness Fortunately 2010 is coming up fast, and there’s a real chance of shoving Boxer out the door; a slim one, but very real. Californians are fed up with the constant business-killing tax increases despite what some editorial pages and carefully crafted polls are saying. California as you may know requires a 2/3 majority vote to raise | Read More »
California legislators are NOT serious about a pending budget “crisis”
With all the scaremongering you’d thing the end of the world was approaching A look at the work being accomplished in California legislature this week would convince you otherwise: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — What budget crisis? As California faces what one official this week called a complete meltdown of state government, some lawmakers have their minds on other matters. Like creating a blueberry commission. Or | Read More »
See if “The Big Scam” looks familiar
Wait, what state do I live in again? Seems there’s nothing new under the sun, in California, North Carolina, or anywhere else for that matter. The playbook remains the same. First Gov. Arnold comes up with what looks at first like a good idea; a flat tax. I say looks good at first because the proposed tax rate would be 15% which is substantial considering | Read More »
LA Times caught in yet another lie
Kind of shocking that they’d lie, I know Patterico popped the LA Times writer Peter Wallsten attempting to blatantly change what John Cornyn of Texas said on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” regarding probing further into past statements made by Sotomayor. What Wallsten originally said; Only days earlier, Cornyn said in a radio interview that it was “terrible” for conservatives to be attacking Sotomayor as | Read More »
One of California’s thousand points of mud
I say “mud” because manure sounds too clean somehow One of the problems in California is what to do with the huge cost of pensions, especially in the face of huge losses in the pension investment system. Add to that the following; As The Times’ Rich Connell reports, pension spending is a growing concern for city budget planners. The city could face a $1-billion budget | Read More »
California Legislators STILL don’t get it
Am I surprised? Nooo Well after the stunning defeat of all but one of the California Props, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Senate Speaker pro tem Darryl Steinberg both found microphones and spewed what boiled down to “We got the message loud and clear, the people don’t want to be bothered with more special elections and making decisions for Sacramento, they want us to get | Read More »
California Prop Blackmail Phase 2
First threaten teacher layoffs, then firefighters Well, the day is here as the May special election draws near, the day to threaten state firefighter layoffs if the various Propositions don’t pass. Neil Stevens gave an awesome brief on the various Props and why they should be defeated on May 19, 2009 so I won’t get into that here. Monday Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger issued what can | Read More »
Get rid of bad teachers in Calif? Good luck with that
Union rules are so convoluted now the worst stay on like the flu I’m shocked! Shocked, I say! Not by the following, but by the fact this not only appeared in the LA Times, but they actually researched it! One of the many things that came up during the ongoing California budget fiasco was the state using the old ploy “If we don’t get this | Read More »
CA Legislators cut pay for state workers-increase pay for staffers-well almost!
As if nobody will notice! This is getting to be dog bites man news out here, but it’s always good to see the bad get caught. Three-fifths of the Big Five in California, Assembly Speaker: Karen Bass (Democrat), Senate President pro tempore: Darrell Steinberg (Democrat), and Assembly Minority Leader: Michael Villines (Republican) thought rewarding their staffer’s hard work with merit pay increases would somehow be | Read More »
Getting all the various state #TaxRevolt groups on one page Since the sudden outbreak of unruly moms and dads into Tax Revolt status, groups have been popping up everywhere. Spontaneously it seems these groups all want to protest what they see are excesses in our state legislature and federal government as well. Rick Santelli proposed a July 4th Tea Party on his now infamous Rant | Read More »
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Hates Alternative Energy!
Testing the “If Feinstein Was a Republican” headline So California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who wants a big push on “Alternative Energy”, more specifically “new renewable and energy efficient technologies“, but can’t agree that the Mojave Desert which “receives up to twice the sunlight received in other regions of the country” would be a good place to start? What is the reason for her apparent hesitation? | Read More »
Has the so-called Stimulus been stolen from Californians-by California Politicians?
State tax increases will steal any credit we might get Supposedly we Americans will be getting a tax cut beginning April 1. Fitting date for the people of California, because with all the various taxes and fees we’ll soon be getting hammered with, it looks like Stimulus (Porkulus) will be an April Fool’s joke. …beginning April 1, a 1 cent increase in the state sales | Read More »
Looking for Tax Protest or Tea Party coverage in the LA Times? Don’t bother
8,000 angry anti-tax protesters don’t rate the same coverage… …as “Hundreds of Vietnamese Americans demonstrated Saturday outside a provocative art exhibit in Santa Ana that had featured Communist symbols that protesters claimed mocked their painful experiences as political refugees.” Really? Not even “About 100 demonstrate outside Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, upset that the pastor opposed to gay marriage was chosen by Obama to give | Read More »
California up in arms! Finally we’re paying attention
Suddenly American Idol is less important, or because football season is over, or…Maybe they finally really hit the wall? After recently passing the largest tax increase in state history, people in California are finally waking up to what it is exactly the legislature did to us here. The LA Flagship station for Rush Limbaugh, KFI AM 640, held an event in the Orange County city | Read More »
Local GOP Reborn!
Can you say “halleluiah”? Not too long ago I went looking for information on our local Ventura County GOP home page, and was surprised to find a site that had gone largely unedited for nearly a year. I was depressed and wrote about it, then went looking for answers. I received a quick response, and left assured things were indeed happening. Life goes on, I | Read More »
How else does California waste school tax money? Maybe teaching Spanish to Spanish speaking kids?
A program designed apparently to make the non-English speaking kids, and kids fluent in, ahem, Spanish feel better about themselves, is costing California taxpayers money we were just told we didn’t have. It’s called the Advanced Placement Program, which is a program that offers college level courses at high schools across the United States and Canada, and is usually much more rigorous than the general | Read More »
California Conservatives Stampeded by RINOs Twice in One Month
Nationally first, THEN California for a change. I had to take a break. I was pissed at getting backstabbed twice. I sat down and watched stupid but funny YouTube videos after the marathon California senate session where RINO “Republican” Abel Maldonado cast the deciding vote in the Democrat party’s favor and passed the biggest single state tax increase in our nation’s history, and now finds | Read More »
Heads on a Stick!
Some Ca GOP Senators are aware of their endangered status Cal Senator Abel Maldonado (R-Santa Maria) is in the bulls eye of both Senate majority leader Darryl Steinburg and the more conservative Californians, both trying to sway Maldonado to vote either Yes or No on the massive tax increases. In this picture Steinburg is trying to convince Maldonado (R) and Senator Dave Cox (R-District 1) | Read More »
Californians ask, Where’s Our Money Gone?
Pretty obvious the state is broke; we’re over taxed, what gives? One thing is no surprise, Californians keep voting for bond propositions like tougher sentencing for criminals and healthcare for kids, all good ideas, but with no additional funding sources allocated the draw is heavy. Mercury News did an analysis that states basically California spent more than it took in. Duh. Sacramento politicians used accounting | Read More »
California Liberals fight each other over our tax money
Pass the popcorn, if you can afford the tax on it! Taxes paid by local Californians are being fought over by state, county, and local governments as we working stiffs continue to feed the fire of the economy. It would be funny if were their money they were fighting over, but as usual it’s ours. The state of California, in its debt hole, says they’ll | Read More »