San Bernardino County eminent domain mortgage ripoff 2

June 29, 2012

By John Seiler

Our colleague Steven Greenhut has a column up on Bloomberg on as scam in San Bernardino County:

“Officials in San Bernardino County, California, believe they have figured out a clever way to solve the county’s, and possibly the nation’s, housing problems.

“Detailed by a Cornell University professor, and pitched by influential San Francisco investors who stand to make a fortune from it, this new idea is based on one of the oldest concepts: the taking of other people’s property.Read more

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Bid to reform teacher firing process thwarted 11

June 29, 2012

By Joseph Perkins

After passage in the state Senate by a 33-4 bipartisan majority, the Assembly Education Committee bowed this week to the state’s all-too-powerful teachers unions, rejecting a bill authored by Padilla, D-Van Nuys, that would have expedited the dismissal process for teachers accused of sex, violence or drug offenses involving children.

The measure, SB 1530, cleared the Senate by a 33-4 bipartisan majority (a rarity inSacramento).… Read more

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Anti-nuke activists attack San Onofre 20

June 29, 2012

By Joseph Perkins

With San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station offline since January, Southern California Edison, the plant’s majority owner, launched an energy conservation campaign this week urging its customers to save power this summer.

San Onofre’s two reactors, out of service because of issues with recently installed steam generators, produces a combined a 2,200 megawatts, which accounts for nearly 20 percent of SoCal Ed’s total electricity production.… Read more

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Democrats pluck low-hanging car dealers 2

June 29, 2012

By Dave Roberts

For California’s Democratic legislators to take on used car salesmen is to grab the lowest of low-hanging fruit. The American people’s low opinion of the ethics and honesty of car salesmen is exceeded only by their contempt for members of Congress and lobbyists.

Forty-nine percent of respondents in the latest annual Gallup survey on honesty and ethics ranked car salesmen as low or very low in that regard.… Read more

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Gov. Brown celebrates ObamaCare ruling 0

Steven Greenhut: Gov. Jerry Brown is happy with the Supreme Court’s ObamaCare ruling: “Today’s dramatic Supreme Court ruling removes the last roadblock to fulfilling President Obama’s historic plan to bring health care to millions of uninsured citizens.”

That makes sense. The court decided that the individual mandate isn’t really a mandate — but simply a tax. And Gov. Brown believes that the state and the country can pretty much tax its way out of its fiscal problems.… Read more

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ObamaCare decision helps a muddled GOP 20

June 28, 2012

By Steven Greenhut

From Watchdog.org

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Thursday upholding the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s sweeping health-care law was, of course, shocking given that everyone — including, reportedly, the president and his administration — expected the high court to toss the individual mandate portion of the law. I could almost hear the screams of angst in newsrooms, where reporters have no doubt pre-written much of their work on the demise of ObamaCare.… Read more

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Supreme Soviet upholds Obamacare dicatates 29

June 28, 2012

By John Seiler

This just in: The Supreme Soviet just upheld the Obamacare socialized medicine scheme. The controversial “mandate” will just be relabeled a “tax.” The majority opinion was written by “conservative” Chief Justice John Roberts.

So all of you who supported President Bush because he would appoint “strict constructionist” justices to the Supreme Soviet were tricked again.… Read more

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Gov. Brown signs another fraudulent budget 29

June 28, 2012

By John Seiler

When he was inaugurated on Jan. 3, 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown solemnly promised in his address to the people of California:

“First, speak the truth. No more smoke and mirrors on the budget. No empty promises.”

Instead yesterday, for the second straight year, he led the Legislature in a drive-by attack on Californians by signing a fraudulent budget.… Read more

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Skelton misleads on car tax 12

June 28, 2012

By John Seiler

Los Angeles Times columnist George Skelton recently was feted by liberal journos and others for reporting on California for 50 years. Actually, usually he’s been just a rubber stamp for the centralized tyranny known as the California government.

His latest outrage: Misrepresenting Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s cancelling the car tax increase back in 2003, one of the few things Arnold right.… Read more

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