A Time for Choosing – Chuck DeVore
October 7, 2003, California had a choice to make; continue the leftist drooling of Governor Gray Davis, pick another leftist equally as bad, or try to find a conservative in the mold of Ronald Reagan to pick up the pieces. The two candidates conservatives in California had to choose from were Arnold Schwarzenegger, or Tom McClintock. Sadly, California chose Schwarzenegger over McClintock; fortunately Cruz Bustamante | Read More »
NRSC Chair John Cornyn forgets the conservative in the race, again
Possibly out of fear that Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine may be right when he recently said ““The tea party movement is devouring the GOP,” and that contentious primary battles within the GOP leading up to the 2010 elections may do more harm than good, Sen. Cornyn (head of the NRSC) sought to dismiss the possible negative impacts; Cornyn conceded that “there has been | Read More »
The US fiscal future fortold by a California Democrat?
I keep saying it, as goes California… h/t Levin Strange things sometimes happen in California, that pretty much goes without saying. As someone currently residing in the state, I see my share, believe that. One thing I’m not often treated to out here is a Democrat in state government actually telling the truth (without spin) about the fiscal swirl the state is currently taking around | Read More »
Is Barbara Boxer Maladjusted, Antisocial, or just Darn mean?
We’ll call the affliction “MAD” for short Okay, we got our jollies when the Nobel Prize Committee deigned to give this year’s Nobel Peace (Appease) Prize to “Hope and Change™”, because let’s face it, it was absurd. Michael Steele, the RNC Chairman, put it this way; “”The real question Americans are asking is, ‘What has President Obama actually accomplished?’ It is unfortunate that the president’s | Read More »
California Democrat state Senator Steinberg REALLY needs a vacation
Poor lil’ feller Well, after another marathon overnight session the California state legislature has another budget ready for Gov. Schwarzenegger’s signature. See y’all in another six months, right? In the hallways outside the chambers, union hack’s and business leader’s lobbyists tried to make deals with Democrats and Republicans over various tax breaks and tax increases. Republicans wanted a resumption of offshore slant drilling, Democrats wanted | Read More »
Yet ANOTHER reason for the California Budget Mess
From the diaries by Erick (the other one): California bashing is a nationwide hobby, and with good reason; it’s a self-inflicted mess which grows larger with every passing month. Recently the Budget Conference Committee Chairwoman Noreen Evans (D-Santa Rosa), made a statement nearing the end of the June 16th Budget Conference Committee session that floored even diehard Californians used to the spewing of the liberal | 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 »
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 »
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 »
A New Way Forward? Or poseur hosers?
Hardly Seems like just yesterday the Teaparty movement was born, and on Feb 27, the first wave hit. Now the Big One is less than a week away. April 15 will be massive, and the liberals are scared. I’m sure there’ll be some argument from them on this, but if it weren’t true, why go to all the trouble to discredit? Via Michelle Malkin; Bob | 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 »
California turns Pink. Ick
More stupid Union tricks The California Teachers Union announced to the world that Friday March 13 would be “Pink Friday”, a day to protest proposed budget cuts and “Teacher Layoffs” state wide. Want gall? The kids, instead of being in school, are invited to join the fun! Those who actually do remain in class are reminded to wear pink to school. Not my kid you | 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 »
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 »
After Teaparty. Now what?
We go back home and wait for the axe to fall? No, I don’t think so! A strong statement was made, but the Dems in Congress are probably thinking; “The Cons were restless, but they’ll give up and go away after this, they always do.” They’re right, we always do. We work multiple jobs, and get back into the rut where we’re shoveling the coal | 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 »