Desperate governor turns to distortions 9

Oct. 31, 2012 Steven Greenhut Gov. Jerry Brown has fiddled while Sacramento has burned, squandering his entire governorship on a pointless campaign to massively raise income taxes on the poor, middle class and wealthy Californians through the Prop. 30 sales and income tax hike. Now that the initiative’s support is failing — it’s below 50 percent according to most polls, despite PPIC’s previous poll showing it well ahead — the governor is lashing out.… Read more

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Do they really want to combat global warming? 24

Commentary

Oct. 31, 2012

By John Seiler

Nowadays, almost anything that happens is blamed on “global warming.” Or its more recent euphemism, “climate change.”

On his blog, Al Gore just wrote:

“For many, Hurricane Sandy may prove to be a similar event: a time when the climate crisis—which is often sequestered to the far reaches of our everyday awareness became a reality….Read more

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Prop. 30 aftermath: Dan Walters channels CalWatchdog 0

Oct. 31, 2012

By Chris Reed

On Tuesday, CalWatchdog told readers that the idea the teachers unions would accept trigger cuts if Prop. 30 failed was ridiculous.

“Does anyone really think the California Teachers Association and its less brash little bro, the California Federation of Teachers, are going to stand for an 8 percent pay cut? When the most powerful political force in the state, by far, faces such a threat, guess what?Read more

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Archie Bunker explains the election

Oct. 31, 2012

By John Seiler

Back in the late 1970s, with a previous bogus energy “crisis” striking, and Democrats demanding that citizens make “sacrifices,” philosopher Archie Bunker explained what was going in words that still resonate today.

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California’s fate rests on more than this election

October 31, 2012

By Katy Grimes

As California voters prepare to square off with several tax increase measures on next Tuesday’s ballot, the fate of California balances on a precarious cliff. But it’s not just the tax increases which could push the state over the cliff… that’s just part one.

Part Deux

The California Air Resources Board is a nefarious beast of a state agency which most people have not even heard of.… Read more

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Gov. Brown campaigns for rich public-employee unions 22

Commentary

Oct. 31, 2012

By Mark Cabaniss

If you have the stomach, listen to Jesuit seminary dropout (1957)  Gov. Jerry Brown out on the campaign trail recently, selling his newest tax hike, Proposition 30:  “I like to quote from St. Luke: ‘From those who have been given, much will be asked.’”

To Brown and others of his ilk, it is always “the other” who has been given and from whom much should be asked. … Read more

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Attack of the student zombies 7

Oct. 31, 2012

Katy Grimes: Beware the student zombies at CSU Sacramento and CSU Sonoma. The California Faculty Association is sponsoring a flash mob today at the colleges, “with staff and students in costume, dancing to Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller,’ with lyrics adapted to support Proposition 30.”

This is such responsible behavior from the faculty association, a group of adults supposedly who support college education.… Read more

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N.Y. Times continues tradition of inept California coverage 6

Oct. 30, 2012

By Chris Reed

The New York Times’ history of poor coverage of California is extreme. It always blames Prop. 13 for the state’s problems. It offers 8,000-word analyses of California’s government dysfunction that never mention the power of unions. And now, in an analysis of the San Diego mayor’s race, it offers a lazy but dishonest thesis:

“SAN DIEGO — A victory for Carl DeMaio, who is locked in a tight mayoral race, would make San Diego the second-largest city in the country to elect an openly gay mayor and by far the largest to elect a gay Republican.Read more

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Whole Foods suffers second thoughts on Prop. 37

Oct. 30, 2012

By Wayne Lusvardi

The campaign over Proposition 37 isn’t as simple as it might seem at first glance. On the Nov. 6 ballot, the Genetically Engineered Labeling Initiative would mandate that genetically modified foods be given special labels.

Whole Foods Market, the giant health-foods store, originally backed the initiative. But since then it has taken two giant steps backwards from its original support.… Read more

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Reform for California only a vote away 29

Oct. 30, 2012

By Katy Grimes

Anyone who still has the hope of reforming California knows that it must begin with the political system. Far too many politicians in California are so heavily influenced by big money that constituents seem to be nothing more than an afterthought and a group to pander to for political advertisements.

For many years politicians have sought political contributions from corporations and unions, then voted the way those special interests ordered.… Read more

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