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Half of Cal kids flunk 0

John Seiler: Maybe the reason voters keep electing turkeys to office in California is that the state’s schooling system turns out half-literates. The latest: Statewide, 52 percent of students in grades 2 through 11 tested proficient or advanced in English

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LAO: Tax hike robs the middle class 0

John Seiler: Democrats in the Legislature have been advertising their tax increase as hitting just the rich. Yeah. We get it. They think the “rich” are the middle class. Now, the LAO confirms that: The nonpartisan Legislative Analyst’s Office said today

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Arnold's gas-guzzlers 0

John Seiler: Did you know there’s a museum in das Vaterland that boasts Arnold’s gas-guzzling Mercedes S600? That’s the huge, 12-cylinder job that drinks gas like a boozer guzzles cheap vodka and drives faster than one of Werner von Braun’s

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Arizona boycott backfires

John Seiler: You read it here first, folks. In several blogs over the past few months, I predicted that the boycott of Arizona for its immigration law, SB 1070, would be a massive failure. The YouTube at the end of

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Arnold at Bohemian Grove 0

John Seiler: Tonight, July 30, Gov. Arnold gave a speech before the supersecret, elitist, cultish Bohemian Grove club. Reports the Santa Rosa Press Democrat: Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is scheduled to address a throng of rich and powerful men on Friday

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"$800K Man" a government hero

John Seiler: We all need heroes. People we can look up to as examples and for inspiration. Government workers now have a new hero: Robert Rizzo, who just resigned as city manager of tiny Bell after news reports revealed his

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Meg & Carly Sell Out 0

John Seiler: Meg and Carly might be rookies at politics, but they’re fast learners. They’re already selling out the positions they took to win the primaries. One of Meg’s primary ads featured Gov. Pete Wilson calling her “tough as nails”

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Canada vs. California 4

John Seiler: Dan Walters had a good column comparing California to Canada. Both have similar-sized populations and economies. Yet, Canada has mostly avoided the economic calamity of recent years, whereas California has suffered heavily. Dan: Canadian bankers eschewed massive involvement

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Jerry's back! 0

Here’s the text of the e-mail the Jerry Brown campaign just sent out to “supporters”: Dear Supporter, Today, I am formally announcing my candidacy for the office of Governor of California, to deal head-on with the challenges facing this state

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What did Arnold mean by 'challenge'? 0

Let’s begin with the press release sent out this morning under Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s name. It’s subject matter, yet another month where the state’s unemployment figure hovers above 12.4 percent, is dark, but the release is surprisingly cheery: “Boosting employment

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