There IS life in our local GOP
RE: Plans for the future? Within 24 hours of my sending an email to our Ventura County GOP, an answer was received by the new Executive Director. My sense is, as a state all but abandoned by the National Republican Party, there are probably money issues. Hard to fathom in a state the size of California, and “my sense” isn’t verified as yet by anyone | Read More »
I.T. Deceased Local GOP
And yet they wonder; why is Ventura County, California going blue? I last wrote about this here, and after that I thought I’d wait a bit and see if maybe local GOP leaders were just getting over the holidays. Maybe they needed time to commiserate the presidential defeat together or alone, or possibly they won a couple of local races and thought their job was | Read More »
Paging Audra Strickland (R CA37); Where’s OUR Chuck Devore?
(Hat tip to paulag1955) The California budget fiasco is about to hit the headlines soon, with Democrat legislators still trying their end-run on the California state constitution. Looking for leadership, I’m personally forced to turn to Chuck Devore (R CA-70) down in Orange County for leadership. Here locally, Ventura County, formerly a GOP bastion, has recently turned Blue, albeit barely. The latest numbers: 150,066 Democrats | Read More »
California Democrats Close to a Deal with Ah-nold
California state Democrats in their quest to bypass the constitutionally required 2/3 vote to raise taxes in California are reportedly “closer to a deal” with “Republican” Governor Arnold. From the Sacramento Bee; “Democratic leaders emerged Friday from a nearly three-hour meeting with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger claiming they are “very close” to a deal they believe could resolve almost half of California’s gaping budget deficit. “The | Read More »
“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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Larsen: Rhetoric becomes nasty
Richard Larsen or our local paper The Ventura County [red] Star writes; “So, to set the record straight: Obama is not a radical Muslim, he does recite the Pledge of Allegiance, he did not use the Quran when he took his oath of office, he has not been endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan, he never suggested he would like to replace the national anthem | Read More »
Deja vu, all over again
8 years ago it was Gore, left, then 4 years later, Kerry, more left. This time it’s Obama, and I’m shocked the farthest left person in the US Senate with the ties he has would get this far. What’s it going to be in four more years, or who rather?