Arnold at Bohemian Grove 0

John Seiler:

Tonight, July 30, Gov. Arnold gave a speech before the supersecret, elitist, cultish Bohemian Grove club. Reports the Santa Rosa Press Democrat:

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to address a throng of rich and powerful men on Friday under the towering redwoods at the Bohemian Grove as the annual encampment along the Russian River in Monte Rio enters its final weekend.

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Let's Dig Through A Budget! 4

Katy Grimes – I spoke with a man yesterday who was looking for information about his city council salaries and benefits. So I did a little digging into the beautiful southern California coastal town of Laguna Niguel, an sent him instructions on how to do his own research.

Starting with a the link to the Laguna Niguel city budget: Budget FY 2010-2011 (Large file 4 Mgs – the City of Laguna Niguel the table of contents lists where the City Council budget, expenses, stipends, and operating costs can be located (pages 16-18).… Read more

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Unsexy Environmental Bills 0

JULY 30, 2010

Most environmental legislation is about as exciting as a trip across Kansas in a Greyhound bus, and consequently, falls under the radar of media scrutiny. Environmental bills just aren’t sexy enough to warrant much coverage.

But the bills are increasingly invasive and seek to control manufacturers who use chemicals in the manufacturing process.

The tip off that the rest of us should be paying closer attention is how many bureaucrats flock to the committee hearings for environmental bills –- sexy or not, it’s all about the control.… Read more

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Old LAO Wisdom 0

JULY 30, 2010

Oh, what a difference six years makes.

We were cleaning out our conference room the other day, going through stacks of old government reports and think tank studies when we found a copy of the Legislative Analyst’s Office’s report California’s Fiscal Outlook, published way back in November 2004. Taking a break, we thumbed through the old report, which covered 2004-05 through 2009-10.… Read more

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Meg's "management" style 0

John Seiler:

Meg’s campaign boasts of her management prowess. But compare this.

Here’s how Meg ran eBay: She didn’t go out and hire retired GM, Ford or GE managers. Instead, she hired young hotshots hungry to create the Internet future.

And here’s how she’s run her gubernatorial campaign: She’s hired old Arnold, Pete Wilson, McCain and Bush hacks. Wilson last won in 1994 by being against immigration, an issue Meg has flipped Left on.… Read more

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