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Proposed train demo all show, no go 0

JUNE 12, 2010 Apparently, 12.6 percent unemployment, a $20 billion budget deficit and half a trillion dollars in unfunded pension liabilities isn’t of a legacy for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now he wants a bullet train running – in just five

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CARB's leadership fetish 0

JUNE 3, 2010 The word is “leadership.” These days, it’s hard to find a news article or press release about the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that doesn’t talk up the agency’s “leadership” in something or other. California’s automobile fuel

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Arnold goes home 0

MAY 27, 2010 It’s nice to see Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger get back to his true constituency now and then. That constituency is, of course, Hollywood, that wonderful factory of dreams and fantasies that turned an Austrian body-builder who could barely

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An ode to our Golden Guardian 0

MAY 20, 2010 Not sure if you’ve noticed lately, but terrorism warnings are increasingly like car alarms. We all hear them, and know what they mean, but when they go off we just go about our business as though nothing

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Humble Abel 0

MAY 6, 2010 If you take just one fact, one conclusion from the following story, it should be this: that Abel Maldonado, the newly minted lieutenant governor for the state of California, is a humble man. I know this because

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High speed rail slows down 0

APRIL 30, 2010 Is it possible that the push for high speed rail in California could be slowing down? Recent economic troubles notwithstanding, it seemed that everyone, from the lowly citizen to the lowlier legislator, wanted a fleet of high-speed

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Inhaling CARB's Hot Air 0

APRIL 22, 2010 On Thursday, it was hard to tell what was stranger: The man walking around the first floor of the Cal/EPA headquarters in Sacramento covered in about 500 plastic shopping bags or the California Air Resources Board (CARB)

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Ronald Reagan, tax hiker 6

APRIL 15, 2010 It’s Tax Day, so I decided to dedicate this space to celebrate California’s greatest tax and spend governor. The one who, more than any of the other 38 men who’ve run the state, hit residents with bigger

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Entire state government is broken 0

APRIL 9, 2010 “Democracy,” H.L. Mencken told us, “is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” I was thinking of this little slice of Mencken wisdom while reading an unintentionally

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DMV cops fight terror! 7

April 1, 2010 I wouldn’t know anything about them if it wasn’t for the two guns. Multipurpose .40 caliber Glock 23’s, to be exact. It’s one of the most popular guns used by law enforcement today. They showed up in

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