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Obama regime targeted conservatives and libertarians beginning in 2008

May 25th, 2013 By admin.

May 25, 2013 By John Seiler It's now coming out that President Obama's regime began targeting conservatives and libertarians in 2008 -- even before he was elected and took office. These were not normal criticisms in the heat of a political battle, but getting the government's immense powers to har...

Why do we need govt.? Dept.

May 24th, 2013 By admin.

May 24, 2013 By John Seiler Governments tell us we need to pay high taxes to them so they can protect us from criminals. And one of the most liberal Democratic areas in the country is Oregon. It's a heavily Blue state, last voting GOP back in 1984 when Ronald Reagan won every state except Minnesot...

Downside of costly energy dawning on Europe. CA next?

May 24th, 2013 By admin.

May 24, 2013 By Chris Reed One of the most befuddling things about being a public-policy watcher in California in recent years has been the durability of the argument that the higher energy costs forced by 2006's passage of AB 32 won't be a drag on the state economy. Instead, the claim goes, the i...

Shake, rattle and roll in Nor Cal

May 23rd, 2013 By admin.

May 23, 2013 By Katy Grimes Earthquake! Tonight in Sacramento, we felt the rumblings of a 5.7 earthquake centered in in Greenville, CA, in Plumas County -- 300 miles from Sacramento. This is considered a moderate earthquake. So far, there have been 13 small aftershocks reported. This is a rare...

One more Obamacare snafu

May 23rd, 2013 By admin.

May 23, 2013 By Katy Grimes There is yet one more snafu in the Obamacare health care law -- paying for it. The new federal health law, going into effect January 1, 2014, requires most Americans to carry health insurance. But this presents a challenge for the large number of "unbankable" America...

IRS attacks survivor of Japanese internment camp

May 23rd, 2013 By admin.

May 23, 2013 By John Seiler How low did the IRS go in assaulting free Americans? About as low as it gets. New Mexico Watchdog reports on the IRS hounding of Marianne Chiffelle, an 83-year-old grandmother who was interned in Indonesia by the Imperial Japanese Army during World War II. These camp...

Prediction: CTA to play good cop/bad cop on Brown school $ plan

May 23rd, 2013 By admin.

May 23, 2013 By Chris Reed The California Teachers Association has taken a lot of hits of late. It tried to sell its 2012 decision to fight bills to make it easier to fire pervert teachers as about basic fairness to employees. That blew up, leading it to go along with legislation this year that wi...

Apple right to avoid ridiculous taxes

May 22nd, 2013 By admin.

May 22, 2013 By John Seiler Apple Inc. is the world's most profitable and admired company. It's also the world's biggest tax dodger. Reported the Wall Street Journal of a U.S. Senate grilling of CEO Tim Cook, "The Senate panel, in a report released Monday, said that Apple used technicalities in Ir...

Bridge debacle foreshadows bullet train mega-debacle

May 22nd, 2013 By admin.

May 22, 2013 By Chris Reed Mankind has been building bridges for more than 3,000 years. A bridge built in the 13th century BC in Greece is still in use. Building durable bridges over water is not a modern accomplishment. The Roman Empire liked to build simple arch bridges over rivers and put up h...

Noon today: Tea Party protests against abusive IRS

May 21st, 2013 By admin.

Update 8:30 pm: The protests have occurred. Please post below any reports of protests you attended or witnessed. May 21, 2013 By John Seiler The Tea Party is holding peaceful rallies today at noon across the country to protest IRS abuses. As has been revealed the past 11 days, the Obama IRS tar...

Obama-connected Media Matters smeared prez critics

May 21st, 2013 By admin.

May 21, 2013 By John Seiler Last year, the Obama-connected left-wing group Media Matters engaged in a vendetta against the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is a venerable, old, bipartisan group that helps legislators craft bills. Media Matters was upset that ALEC had produced model legi...

Surprise! Government assaults its critics

May 20th, 2013 By admin.

May 20, 2013 By John Seiler Government cons us into believing it "helps" people. It really exists to help itself -- and hurt those that want to reduce its immense powers. My colleague Steven Greenhut just visited Washington, D.C., and reported on how rich the area is. At least $4 trillion of our ...

No spare change under the dome

May 20th, 2013 By admin.

May 20, 2013 By Katy Grimes During his press briefing last week while discussing the state’s lack of budgeting flexibility, Gov. Jerry Brown said, "Anyone who thinks there's spare change around here, they haven’t read the budget." Brown released his May Budget Revision last week. And ...

Gov. Brown says one would ‘think’ Dems for disadvantaged

May 20th, 2013 By admin.

May 20. 2103 By Chris Reed On Friday, I noted that the state budget scrum always involved a series of hardball power plays that exposed as fiction the idea that the California Democratic Party and the most powerful forces on the state's political left stood for "social justice." The trigger for t...

CA GOP opportunity: Cut the state income tax 1 percentage point

May 19th, 2013 By admin.

May 19, 2013 By John Seiler California Republicans never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity. But listen up, because here's one you shouldn't miss: Advance and initiative to cut the state income tax by 1 percentage point. Right now, Californians and other Americans are enraged at the IRS a...

In his own words: Gov. Brown on fracking

May 19th, 2013 By admin.

May 19, 2013 By Chris Reed As I've written about repeatedly, the California media simply refuse to break away from the green narrative that fracking is new, dangerous and potentially catastrophic. All three assertions are belied by 60-plus years of fracking. Greens only started griping about frack...

Obama interior secretary shreds fracking foes — LAT omits

May 18th, 2013 By admin.

May 18, 2013 By Chris Reed Say what you will about The New York Times, but at least it's not in denial about fracking the way The Los Angeles Times is. Friday's LAT coverage of new U.S. Interior Department rules for fracking on 756 million acres of public and Indian lands depicted the rules as be...

Leg still obsessed with tax increases

May 18th, 2013 By admin.

May 18, 2013 By John Seiler So much new revenue is flowing into California that Gov. Jerry Brown's May Revise budget projected an extra $4.5 billion this year. But even that was too low for Legislative Analyst, who projected another $3.2 billion on top of that. Total: a $7.7 billion bonanza. So ...

Video: 6 hours of Beethoven piano

May 17th, 2013 By admin.

May 17, 2013 By John Seiler Forget politics a bit and put on this YouTube as background music. It's six hours of piano music from the world's greatest composer, Ludwig van Beethoven. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ptfyhBjXj8  ...

CA budget: State’s unions tell poor they’re on their own

May 17th, 2013 By admin.

May 17, 2013 By Chris Reed Nothing brings clarity to the absurdity of unions' claims that they defend the poor and champion social justice than the annual fights over the state budget. Advocates of social services for the poor and needy are up in arms that Gov. Jerry Brown's revised 2013-2014 budg...

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