July, 2011

Redistricting commissars evade tough Q&A

Friday, July 29th, 2011

During its press conference Friday announcing the release of redistricting maps, the Citizens Redistricting Commission evaded tough questions and refused to explain why one commissioner, Michael Ward of Fullerton, voted earlier in the day against moving all of the final maps to the public for review...

Markets ‘Crush’ Brown's Windmill Fantasy

Friday, July 29th, 2011

JULY 29, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI With the swagger of a boxer before a match, on July 24 Gov. Jerry Brown said he would “crush” any efforts to block renewable energy projects in California. Brown apparently was referring to efforts by environmentalists to stop a planned gargantuan 968 Megawatt ...

Series Exposed Redistricting Sham

Friday, July 29th, 2011

JULY 29, 2011 By JOHN SEILER Yesterday the California Citizens Redistricting Commission released its final maps, which already are generating lawsuits to overturn them. In recent weeks, CalWatchDog.com ran an exclusive series of articles, by John Hrabe, exposing the process. He documented how two...

NASA Exposed Global Warming Hoax

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Just as NASA was gaining some steam on blowing the cover off of the global warming hoax using real science, President Barrack Obama threw a monkey wrench into the space program. A new study published by the science journal Remote Sensing highlights NASA satellite data which shows that the atmosph...

New Charges Slam Redistricting Commish

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

It has turned into the Commission that Couldn't Redistrict Right. New accusations charge that the California Citizens Redistricting Commission isn’t the non-partisan, citizen-run organization as has been promoted statewide. Earlier CalWatchDog.com news stories revealed two commissioners ...

Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Thursday, July 28th, 2011
Goodwin Liu Mangles the Constitution

Gov. Jerry Brown's Tuesday appointment of Goodwin Liu to the California Supreme Court will continue the state's lurch to the Left. Liu clearly believes in a highly activist judiciary for which the U.S. Constitution and the California Constitution are as malleable as Silly Putty. He think our tra...

'Mary Kay Tax' Mugs Small Businesses

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

JULY 27, 2011 By KATY GRIMES Call it the Mary Kay Tax. It hits small businesses -- such as Mary Kay and Avon distributors -- with heavy administrative costs, while bringing a pittance to the state treasury. It's a tax program the Legislature passed in 2009 to help balance the budget. Then it was ...

Jerry Appoints Radical to Top Court

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

John Seiler: Those working for the independence of South California will find more ammunition in Gov. Jerry Brown's pick for the state Supreme Court, Goodwin Liu. The appointee is a radical left-wing professor at U.C. Berkeley (where else?). Republicans themselves have a lot to answer for in their...

Will Breivik Keep CA Death Penalty Alive?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

JULY 27, 2011 By WAYNE LUSVARDI Norwegian mass-murderer Anders Behring Breivik poses  a challenge to the proposed ballot initiative to end the California death penalty, regardless of the cost of executions. The initiative didn’t emerge on moral grounds from liberal religious or civil rights or...

When heroes become bureaucrats

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

JULY 26, 2011 This article first appeared in City Journal. By STEVEN GREENHUT On Memorial Day, a suicidal man waded into San Francisco Bay outside the city of Alameda and stood there for about an hour, neck-deep in chilly water, as about 75 bystanders watched. Local police and firefighters were c...