Posts Tagged ‘President Obama’

Sen. Feinstein moves toward compromise on drought legislation

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
California Water Balance Summary chart

  Crises commonly produce compromise. That seems to be happening in the U.S. Congress with solutions to California's drought. In particular, Sen. Dianne Feinstein appears to be moving away from her San Joaquin River Restoration Act of 2009, which was a response to a 2006 court decision and gave...

Obama drought relief package aids his constituency

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
Obama, drought, white house photo

On Friday Feb. 14,  President Barack Obama choppered into California’s drought zone in Democratic-leaning Fresno. As shown in the adjacent photo from the White House, he traveled with U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Rep. Jim Costa, all California Democrats. He surveyed the d...

Obama working on CA drought

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
porcupine course

As difficult as the drought is for California, it's wonderful to know that President Obama cares and is helping out. He won the state in 2012 by a margin of more than 3 million votes. From Time magazine: On Saturday, Obama played at the Sunnylands estate, built by the late billionaire Walter Anne...

Will Tea Party be suppressed again in 2014?

Friday, February 7th, 2014

A year ago Americans found out that the Obama administration perpetrated the biggest abuse of the IRS since the Nixon administration 40 years earlier. The IRS targeted the conservative Tea Party for special abuse, including California groups. For example, NorCal Tea Party Patriots filed a federal...

Drought Wars: Where did the farm water go?

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Where did that farm water go? That's a major question stalking California during its record drought. The finger-pointing sure is under way. On Feb. 4, environmental writer Dan Bacher pointed at state water managers, claiming they made the California drought worse by taking water from Northern C...

Apple’s anti-Big Brother ad more relevant after 30 years

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
Apple’s anti-Big Brother ad more relevant after 30 years

Thirty years on, the 1984 Super Bowl best is remembered for Apple's iconic "1984" commercial. It included references to Big Brother and Orwell's "1984" novel, the repressive Soviet Union during a tense part of the Cold War and the approaching 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. But it mainly...

Obama ignores global cooling freeze out

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

One part of President Obama's State of the Union with high implications for California was this: But we have to act with more urgency because a changing climate is already harming western communities struggling with drought and coastal cities dealing with floods. That's why I directed my administra...

State of the Union: Obama, the rich, the poor and California

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

In his State of the Union address tonight, President Obama is expected to talk about the gap between rich and poor Americans. He has benefited himself. At the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, his credit cards were maxed out and he had difficulty renting a car. Then Democrats pr...

Only 2 Californians make Gallup’s ‘most admired’ list

Monday, December 30th, 2013
Clint Eastwood

Every December Gallup asks Americans whom they "most admire." Not surprisingly, this year's winners repeated from last year. At 16 percent, President Obama was the most admired man. And at 15 percent, former Secretary of State -- and potential next president -- Hillary Clinton was the most admired w...

New Mexico residents resisting Obamacare ‘central control’

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

A member of the Board of Directors of the New Mexico Health Insurance Exchange just reported only 291 people have signed up for Obamacare in her state. The New Mexico state motto is, "Crescit eundo," which means, "It grows as it goes." But it appears the New Mexico health exchange isn't growing, n...