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  • Democrats scrap ad buys for Mary Landrieu

    11/06/2014 11:53:43 AM PST · by C19fan · 37 replies
    Politico ^ | November 6, 2014 | James Hohmann and Magie Haberman
    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is canceling at least some of its advertising reservations for Sen. Mary Landrieu ahead of the December runoff in Louisiana. The committee canceled buys planned from Monday through December 6 in the Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans markets, three sources tracking the air war told POLITICO.
  • Woman, 54, Escapes Apparent Arab 'Rape Ambush'

    10/03/2012 2:29:35 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/12 | Gil Ronen
    Six Palestinian Authority (PA) Arabs took part in an attempt to ambush rape a Jewish Galilee woman Tuesday, police suspect. The woman went on a morning walk in the fields near Sharona, not far from the Sea of Galilee, where she walks every morning. She then found herself in what appeared to be a planned ambush, according to TV Channel 2. A man approached her and threw a rock that hit her head. She fell to the ground and he began trying to rape her. She then noticed five other Arab men looking on, apparently waiting for him to subdue...
  • The government can now take your home and sell it to a private developer-(CFIF.ORG ACTION ALERT!)

    06/29/2005 11:19:57 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 5 replies · 500+ views
    NEWSMAX.COM ^ | JUNE 29, 2005 | Staff Writers
    "The government can now take your home and sell it to a private developer." Those are the words of Justice Sandra Day O'Connor in her dissent from the draconian Supreme Court ruling in the case of Kelo v The City of New London.. The Kelo decision is an outright repudiation of the most basic American principle -- constitutional protection for life, liberty and property. But we are not about to take this assault on our God-given liberties lying down!When we heard of this decision on Thursday, we immediately went to work. And Senator John Cornyn has already answered the call.Just...
  • Happy Birthday Thread - Rush Limbaugh - 54 years old

    01/12/2005 9:10:37 AM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 66 replies · 1,333+ views

    10/23/2004 11:32:36 AM PDT · by forest · 14 replies · 1,389+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #322 ^ | 10-24-04 | Doug Fiedor
    Folks are complaining that government took God out of public life, but they fear trying to do anything about it. Much of our common language is now censored in favor of "political correctness" and it probably will not be long before making any derogatory remark will be a federal felony. Today, instead of teaching kids patriotism and American history in school, parents stand by and allow their kids to be taught the feel-good benefits and joys of foreign cultures by socialist leaning public school teachers. Even in government schools, American patriotism is somehow painted in a bad light in favor...
  • Job Growth Jumps; Bush Economic Plan Sound

    09/03/2004 9:03:56 AM PDT · by forty_years · 1 replies · 893+ views
    War to Mobilize Democracy, LLC ^ | September 3, 2004 | Andrew L. Jaffee
    The Labor Department reported this morning that the U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 5.4% in August, down from 5.5% in July, and that our economy created 144,000 new jobs in August. July job creation was revised upward to 73,000 from the 32,000 initially reported. 78,000 new jobs were added in June. Looks like the July numbers were a blip and we’re getting back to the torrid pace of job creation of May (248,000), April (346,000), and March (353,000). After President Bush’s stirring speech last night and the good economic news, just how will Senator Franken-Kerry put a negative spin on...
  • Wanted Iraqi Leader Captured In Ramadi (#54)

    01/14/2004 8:09:44 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 432+ views
    IOL ^ | 1-14-2004
    Wanted Iraqi leader captured in Ramadi January 14 2004 at 03:51PM Baghdad - United States forces in Iraq have captured a former Baath party leader and number 54 on the US military's 55-most-wanted list, a military spokesperson said on Wednesday. "As a result of aggressive operations this week, the coalition announces the capture of Khamis Sirhan al-Muhammad, number 54 on the most wanted list," Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt told a news conference in Baghdad. "He was captured as a result of a combined operation of the 82nd Airborne Division and Special Operations forces," he said, adding that Muhammad was captured...
  • Not a Chance: The electoral journey of Proposition 54.

    10/15/2003 10:47:32 AM PDT · by Alia · 15 replies · 168+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-15-03 | Ward Connerly
    In July 2002, the California secretary of state certified that enough signatures had been submitted to qualify the "Racial Privacy Initiative" (RPI) — an initiative to ban government classification based on race and skin color — for the ballot in the next statewide California election. Little did anyone know at the time that the next statewide election in California would be a special election in October 2003 to recall Governor Gray Davis. According to California's election code, any ballot initiative that has qualified for the ballot is automatically rolled over to the next statewide election, a fact that doomed RPI.A...

    10/10/2003 5:08:25 PM PDT · by Alia · 58 replies · 303+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 10-09-03 | Justin Jones
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, today denounced Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante’s graceless, shameful attempt to demonize Proposition 54 and its supporters in a concession speech Bustamante gave on October 7. Bustamante, who lost decisively in his bid to become California’s next governor, bitterly mischaracterized the initiative that was written to be a first, measured step towards a “color-blind” government and society as a racist plot, even though he claims to want a color-blind society himself.“Proposition 54 was bad for health care, public safety and education,” Bustamante said, despite Prop 54’s blanket exemption for all...
  • Race-mongering Surprise

    10/08/2003 10:00:59 AM PDT · by pabianice · 7 replies · 264+ views
    An lucid explanation, please, on CA voters choosing Schwarzenegger by a huge margin while at the same time choosing to keep pimping for race-mongers by defeating the prop to end collection of racial data. There seems to be quite a disconnect here...
  • Vanity: California Recall Election -- Prop 54

    10/08/2003 7:08:53 AM PDT · by Alia · 7 replies · 218+ views
    Internet | 10-08-03 | Alia
    To You,I thank you for your help and support, your distribution and authorings of materials, your YES Vote in support of California's Proposition 54! As I'm sure you are aware -- Proposition 54 did not win; but certainly NOT for lack of heroes in all aspects of public and private life doing all within their power to assert "these truths" and against one of the most well-funded Political-Smear campaigns in California History. Compared to 54's approx $200K in funding -- opposition to 54 'acquired' approx $10 million to fight Prop 54. As far as the percentages in results went and...
  • Prop. 54 defeated soundly

    10/08/2003 4:06:30 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 14 replies · 220+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 8, 2003 | Tanya Schevitz
    <p>Proposition 54, a constitutional amendment proposed by UC Regent Ward Connerly to ban most state agencies from collecting racial and ethnic data died Tuesday night after opponents successfully focused the attention on its possible effects on health care.</p> <p>Connerly proposed the initiative, he said, because the practice of classifying people by race is antiquated and divisive.</p>
  • If Prop. 54 fails, Connerly says he plans revamped version

    10/07/2003 10:02:45 AM PDT · by Alia · 32 replies · 181+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10-07-03 | Tanya Schevitz
    <p>If Proposition 54 fails in today's election, the author and leading proponent of the initiative said he will make another go at banning the state from collecting racial and ethnic data after cleaning up "flawed" and confusing language in the measure.</p>
  • Proposition 54: Racial labels troubling to many

    10/04/2003 9:42:06 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 11 replies · 233+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 4, 2003 | Stephen Magagnini
    <p>Nadine McMillon, a Sacramento executive assistant, resents being asked her race or ethnicity.</p> <p>"Sometimes I check 'other,' and sometimes I check both 'black' and 'white,' " said McMillon, who's not satisfied with either option. "My mom is French European and my dad is mixed African American, American Indian and Irish."</p>
  • Prop 54: Donors deny link to recall: Anti-Prop 54 forces say governor's race a separate issue

    10/04/2003 10:13:07 AM PDT · by Alia · 17 replies · 224+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10-04-03 | Jim Sanders
    <p>Ward Connerly, leader of the Proposition 54 campaign, charged this week that big money flowing into opponents' coffers is a thinly veiled attempt to influence the gubernatorial recall.</p> <p>"It's all about the governor's race," Connerly said. "This is clearly about getting out the minority vote, getting those communities revved up."</p>
  • CA 54: Racial privacy

    10/02/2003 12:55:54 PM PDT · by Alia · 11 replies · 249+ views
    Scripps Howard News Service ^ | 10-02-03 | Deroy Murdock
    NEW YORK -- California voters Tuesday will pick a winner in the surrealistic pillow fight for the governor's office. They also may bring the ideal of colorblindness closer to reality.Proposition 54, the California Racial Privacy Initiative, occupies a quiet corner on the boisterous recall ballot. With limited exceptions, the initiative would forbid state and local governments from ethnically classifying residents for public education, employment or contracting.Although it has been overshadowed by the gubernatorial brawl, the initiative enjoys surprising support among the Golden State's minority voters.The 2003 Multilingual Survey of California Voters found that every ethnic group polled favors the initiative....
  • 54: Dealing with arguments against California's Racial Privacy Initiative

    10/01/2003 11:20:38 AM PDT · by Alia · 5 replies · 122+ views
    National Review ^ | 10-01-03 | Peter Kirsanow
    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights considered the following resolution at its September 12 meeting: Given the significant role that scientific and empirical data play in academic study and enforcement of civil rights, the Commission opposes efforts to ban the ability of government entities or public institutions to collect racial or ethnographic statistics.The measure seems relatively innocuous and reasonable. It passed by a 6-2 margin. I voted against it. I had several reasons for doing so, not the least of which was my concern that the resolution would be used in the propaganda battle involving California's Proposition 54 — the...
  • 54: Prop. 54 Gets Little Support

    10/01/2003 6:51:36 AM PDT · by Alia · 14 replies · 188+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 10-01-03 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
    Likely voters in Tuesday's election oppose the measure, known as Proposition 54, by 54% to 31%, with 15% undecided, the poll found. The poll, which included 815 likely voters...Democratic respondents to the survey, conducted Sept. 25-29, strongly oppose the measure, by 71% to 13%, with independents also against it, 46% to 40%.
  • 54: ...who has to deal with Proposition 54, the Racial Privacy Initiative

    10/01/2003 6:38:38 AM PDT · by Alia · 15 replies · 1,563+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 09-30-03 | Bill Whalen
    The Other Question -- A week from today Californians will settle the recall. And decide who has to deal with Proposition 54, the Racial Privacy Initiative. WHAT IF TIGER WOODS, frustrated by his inability of late to win one of golf's majors, enrolled at UC-Berkeley to finish the degree he started years ago at Stanford? Tiger would have to identify himself by race, and that would land him in the rough. Woods calls himself a "Cablanasian" (Caucasian, black, Native American, and Asian). But because his father is African American, that's how Berkeley would categorize him. If Tiger enrolled in California's...
  • Prop. 54 author undaunted by polls

    09/30/2003 11:19:02 AM PDT · by Alia · 32 replies · 234+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 09-30-03 | Katherine Corcoran
    Ward Connerly knows he's losing.For the first time since the University of California regent became the national crusader against racial preferences -- and the icon for contradictions in American race politics -- polls show his latest attempt at a colorblind society, Proposition 54, will probably go down Oct. 7.Connerly, 64, also knows his critics will spin the demise of his measure, which would ban the state from collecting racial and ethnic data, as a sign his influence is weakening.But to Connerly, it's not about wins or losses, rather the fight for what he calls true equality. Nothing from the opposition...
  • KCBS 2 Video: Crowd Gathers in Downtown LA to Rally Against Prop 54

    09/29/2003 6:19:38 PM PDT · by Alia · 27 replies · 203+ views
    KCBS 2 ^ | 09-30-03 | Sara Asavedo (sp?), Special Events Reporter
    The link will allow you to watch a news segment from the LA area. We note the "huge" anti-54 rally that warranted dispatching a special event reporter and we applaud the very able and dedicated 54 spokesperson, Richard St Andrew for making himself available at a moment's notice on Sunday afternoon.After reaching the url: on: "Crowd Gathers in Downtown LA to Rally Against Prop 54Be patient and listen for "Black Conservative Activist" Richard St. Andrew's SECOND SOUNDBYTE!!He's telling the real story, the real truth as to why such HUMONGOUS "medical" organizations are fighting Prop 54 -- but are using...
  • CA: Dean of Students Shuts Down Affirmative Action Bake Sale

    09/28/2003 12:07:56 PM PDT · by Alia · 75 replies · 475+ views
    Irvine Review ^ | November 2003 | Courtney Rosenbladt
    Responding to protests by Hispanic and Asian student groups, Dean of Students Sally Peterson shut down a bake sale that criticized affirmative action policies on Thursday, September 25. The bake sale, which the College Republicans at UCI held during the Welcome Week Club Carnival on Ring Road, charged higher prices for white customers.The bake sale offered Krispy Krème donuts to students at different prices depending on their race or nationality. The prices ranged from $1.00 to $.10 for whites, Asians, Hispanics, blacks, and Native Americans, with the prices varying for each gender within those groups.Peterson claimed that the bake sale...
  • CA 54: CA is a racist state

    09/27/2003 7:23:29 AM PDT · by Alia · 32 replies · 305+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 09-26-03 | Joseph Perkins
    California is a racist state.That's not my opinion. That's the implicit view of those who oppose a ballot measure that aims to end the odious practice in the Golden State of classifying people by their "race." Proposition 54 would forbid state and local government agencies in California from identifying individuals by their skin color for purposes of public education, public contracting, public employment and other government operations.Foes of the measure, from Jesse Jackson to Cruz Bustamante, fret that California's nonwhite population somehow will be irreparably harmed if it is approved by the voters.They insinuate that California's white population cannot be...
  • CA 54: Court Tells Bustamante To Seek Cancellation Of Media Buys

    09/26/2003 7:52:01 PM PDT · by Alia · 20 replies · 212+ views
    California State Senate, Senator Ross Johnson, Thirty-Fifth Senatorial DistrictSACRAMENTO - A Sacramento Superior Court Judge, who on Monday ruled that gubernatorial candidate Cruz Bustamante had accepted $3.8 million in illegal contributions, today ordered Bustamante to seek cancellation of media buys made with the illegally raised funds.The Judge had ordered the funds returned but Bustamante refused, claiming the money had been spent.“Apparently Mr. Bustamante pre-paid for television advertising through the election, but he has the ability to cancel that television time and receive refunds from the stations and then give the money back to his special interest contributors as ordered,” stressed...
  • Prop 54: Open Letter from Ward Connerly to All Voters

    09/26/2003 6:58:50 PM PDT · by Alia · 48 replies · 263+ views
    Yes on Prop 54 ^ | 09-23-03 | Ward Connerly
    Dear Friend,Who do Cruz Bustamante and the opponents of Proposition 54 think they are kidding?Do they think we are all idiots and will believe their lies that Proposition 54 will affect anyone’s health?All you have to do is read clause (f) of Proposition 54. It states: “Otherwise lawful classification of medical research subjects and patients shall be exempt from this section.”Last time I checked, cancer, AIDS, diabetes, and heart disease were all medical subjects.What is really behind this ridiculous opposition to Proposition 54 is an opposition to basic fairness. Those who want to defeat Proposition 54 still want to give...
  • CA: Ethnic groups split over Proposition 54

    09/26/2003 2:16:11 PM PDT · by Alia · 9 replies · 194+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 09-26-03 | Edwin Garcia
    Next month's state ballot measure to prohibit the government's collection of race-based data -- which opponents claim would be detrimental to minorities -- shows surprisingly strong support from Latinos, Asian-Americans and blacks, according to a multi-ethnic poll released Thursday. Results of the multilingual survey suggest that the message of opponents has not gotten out to the growing non-white electorate, a group that anti-Proposition 54 forces expected would naturally reject the measure.
  • CA: Poll bucks prior surveys, sees Prop. 54 winning

    09/26/2003 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Alia · 21 replies · 252+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 09-26-03 | Stephen Magagnini
    <p>Proposition 54, which would restrict the state from collecting most racial and ethnic data, is leading among all ethnic groups -- and enjoys more support from people of color than whites, according to a poll released Thursday.</p> <p>The poll -- described by its authors as the most comprehensive survey of voters of color ever conducted in California -- showed that likely Latino voters back Proposition 54 by the greatest proportion, 46 percent to 33 percent.</p>
  • Bustamante loses court case as federal hearing nears

    09/22/2003 6:47:22 PM PDT · by Alia · 20 replies · 200+ views
    AP/Sacramento Bee ^ | 09-22-03 | Beth Fouhy
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As candidates waited for a court hearing Monday that could decide the date of California's recall election, the leading Democrat to replace Gov. Gray Davis lost a court case that could cripple his ability to pay for his campaign.Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante had used his old campaign account for the 2002 election to raise money above the limits set by Proposition 34. But a Sacramento County judge said Bustamante's acceptance of more than $4 million from Indian tribes and labor unions into that account violated the constitutional amendment voters approved in 2000.Instead of using the money...
  • CA: Court Slaps Down Bustamante's Illegal Money Laundering to Smear Prop 54

    09/22/2003 6:40:30 PM PDT · by Alia · 27 replies · 196+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-22-03 | Diane Schachterle
    PROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIR WARD CONNERLY APPLAUDSSACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Thanks to state Senator Ross Johnson’s bold leadership, a ruling by a Sacramento County Superior Court judge today found Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante in violation of the Political Reform Act. Senator Johnson filed a lawsuit asserting that Bustamante was violating state campaign finance laws when the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) failed to assert its authority to enforce the law. Senator Johnson was vindicated today, as the Court found Bustamante guilty of the most blatant violation of the Political Reform Act in California history. Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54...
  • 54: No on 54 Union Thugs Assault Pro-54 Females at Davis/Gore Rally, Los Angeles

    09/19/2003 7:50:10 PM PDT · by Alia · 126 replies · 2,464+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-19-03 | Justin Jones
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEUNION THUGS SAVAGELY ATTACK COLLEGE KIDS AT A GRAY DAVIS SPEECH FOR SUPPORTING PROP 54, PROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIR WARD CONNERLY DECLARES IT AN ‘OUTRAGE’SACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, angrily denounced the savage attack several men from an unidentified union and carrying “No on Prop 54” signs unleashed on six college students.The students, all members of the California College Republicans and in their early 20s, were peacefully protesting at a voter-registration rally held in south Los Angeles and featuring Governor Gray Davis and former Vice President Al Gore. The students stood respectfully...
  • Debating Proposition 54: Let's strive for 'colorblind' ideal

    09/19/2003 6:47:23 AM PDT · by Alia · 3 replies · 199+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 09-19-03 | Ward Connerly
    <p>The thought does not escape me that over the past decade or so I have been a pain in the rear to many liberals and, on occasion, to a few conservatives as well, all because I believe the American people should consider themselves one extended human family, undivided by "race," color, ethnicity, national ancestry, gender or sexual orientation.</p>
  • CA: Race Card Is the Sign of a Losing Hand

    09/18/2003 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Alia · 11 replies · 266+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09-18-03 | Shelby Steele
    <p>Race Card Is the Sign of a Losing Hand. Opposition to Proposition 54 promotes a 'victim' culture.</p> <p>By Shelby Steele, Shelby Steele is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.</p> <p>The arguments against Proposition 54 — the state initiative that would spare Californians the indignity of declaring their race on state forms and applications — bring to mind the joke about the man driven to his roof by rising floodwaters. A rowboat comes to rescue him but he turns it down. "God will save me," he says. A helicopter and a speedboat come next but he turns them down as well. "God will save me," he keeps saying. Finally the waters overwhelm him and he drowns. When he gets to heaven, he is outraged. "God, why didn't you save me?" God glares down at him. "You fool, I sent two boats and a helicopter. What more do you want?"</p>
  • CA: Bill to Seek Voters' Racial Data Signed [by Davis]

    09/18/2003 11:00:25 AM PDT · by Alia · 67 replies · 774+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09-18-03 | Nancy Vogel
    Bill to Seek Voters' Racial Data SignedMinority organizations back the law; county election officials oppose it. People will be able to volunteer information when they register.SACRAMENTO — California will join seven other states in gathering race and ethnicity data from voters under a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Gray Davis.Endorsed by minority organizations but opposed by county elections officials, the law requires that every voter registration form include a space where people can volunteer their race or ethnicity. People who leave the space blank can still register to vote.Californians may not see the forms for some time, because...
  • Vanity: UC Opposition to Ward Connerly's Prop 54

    09/16/2003 10:41:20 AM PDT · by Alia · 7 replies · 208+ views
    University of CA ^ | 4-28-03 | Gayle Binion, Chair of the Academic Council
    U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I F O R N I A , A C A D E MI C S E N A T E BERKELEY ° DAVIS ° IRVINE ° LOS ANGELES ° MERCED ° RIVERSIDE ° SAN DIEGO ° SAN FRANCISCO SANTA BARBARA ° SANTA CRUZ Office of the Chair Assembly of the Academic Senate, Academic Council Telephone: (510) 987-9303 University of California Fax: (510) 763-0309 1111 Franklin Street, 12th Floor Email: gayle. binion@ucop. edu Oakland, California 94607-5200April 28, 2003President Richard C. Atkinson University of California1111 Franklin...

    09/16/2003 6:28:19 AM PDT · by Alia · 11 replies · 212+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-15-03 | Justin Jones
    Press ReleasePROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIR WARD CONNERLY SLAMS NINTH CIRCUIT COURT’S GROSS MISCHARACTERIZATION OF PROP 54 AS ‘A RIDICULOUS LIE’SACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, expressed anger today at the Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals’ gross mischaracterization of Prop 54. In their opinion today delaying the statewide California election planned for October 7, the Court wrote “Proposition 54 is another proposed amendment to the California Constitution which would prevent the State from collecting or retaining racial and ethnic data about health care, hate crimes, racial profiling, public education, and public safety.”“We hope we...

    09/12/2003 10:25:58 AM PDT · by Alia · 20 replies · 389+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-05-03 | Ward Connerly
    WARD CONNERLY SENDS LETTER TO CALIF. STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER HERB WESSON ASKING FOR LESS NAME-CALLING, MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Contact: Justin Jones, Friday, September 5, 2003, 916-444-2278 or jj@racialprivacy.orgWARD CONNERLY SENDS LETTER TO CALIF. STATE ASSEMBLY SPEAKER HERB WESSON ASKING FOR LESS NAME-CALLING, MORE CIVIL DISCOURSE SACRAMENTO, CALIF.—Ward Connerly, campaign chairman of Yes on Proposition 54, sent the following letter today to California State Assembly Speaker Herb J. Wesson Jr.Prop 54, which will appear on the October 7 gubernatorial recall ballot, will bar the state and all local California governments from collecting racial data in the areas of public...

    09/11/2003 9:16:35 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies · 310+ views
    RPI - Racial Privacy Initiative | 11SEP03 | Racial Privacy Initiative
    [Me]?  this just in.  You still in the mood for posting at fr?  If not, not to worry. Best, [Her] Yes, Ma'am. Now sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Justin Jones Thursday, September 11, 2003 916-444-2278 or FORMER GOP GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE BILL SIMON JOINS WARD CONNERLY TO ENDORSE PROP 54 SACRAMENTO, CALIF.Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, announced today that former Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Simon has endorsed Prop 54. Mr. Simon released the following statement of endorsement: Prop 54 will accomplish exactly what Californians deserve: a color-blind government that will no longer require its citizens...
  • America's Racists

    09/11/2003 8:40:13 PM PDT · by familyop · 35 replies · 251+ views ^ | 10SEP03 | Burt Prelutsky
    America's Racists September 10, 2003 by Burt Prelutsky Two seemingly unrelated thoughts keep running through my brain, and I'm wondering if there is a connection that my subconscious is trying to make. The first of these notions is that most of the racists in America are black, and that until we all recognize and acknowledge this fact, we're not going to get anywhere so far as resolving the race question. For, way too often when blacks insist they want to have a dialogue with whites, what they really mean is that they get a free pass to bitch and...
  • CA: Proposition 54: The WRIT OF PROP 54

    09/11/2003 10:52:40 AM PDT · by Alia · 3 replies · 200+ views
    Yes on Prop 54 ^ | circa 2000 | Ward Connerly CLASSIFICATION BY RACE, ETHNICITY, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Effective January 1, 2005, prohibits state, local governments from using race, ethnicity, color or national origin to classify current or prospective students, contractors, or employees in public education, contracting or employment operations. Does not prohibit classification by sex. Prohibition also covers persons subject to other operations of government unless Legislature finds compelling state interest, authorizes by two-thirds of each house, and Governor approves. "Classifying" defined as separating, sorting, or organizing persons or personal data. Exemptions include: law enforcement descriptions; prisoner and undercover assignments; action taken to maintain federal...
  • CA - Schwarzenegger, Prop 54: Use of excess donations causes flap

    09/11/2003 10:39:37 AM PDT · by Alia · 1 replies · 163+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | 09-10-03 | Barry Witt
    Use of excess donations causes flapSupporters of Republican actor Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign for governor are mounting a legal fight to try to stop Democratic Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante from using ``special-interest money'' to buy commercials that will feature Bustamante opposing Proposition 54.Schwarzenegger's attorney, Thomas Hiltachk, contends that there is a difference under the law because Schwarzenegger's commercials will deal with the recall while Bustamante's will deal with a separate ballot measure. Bustamante's campaign responds that there is no distinction and both candidates are doing the same thing by using unlimited contributions to their advantage.
  • CA Prop 54: Backing sags in poll for Prop. 54

    09/11/2003 10:33:47 AM PDT · by Alia · 9 replies · 240+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 09-11-03 | Dan Smith
    <p>With less than a month to go before the Oct. 7 recall election, support is crumbling for a ballot measure that would restrict the state from collecting certain racial data, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.</p> <p>Proposition 54 is favored by 40 percent of likely voters, down from 46 percent in an August survey. Forty percent also oppose the initiative by Ward Connerly, while two in 10 voters remain undecided. "It's looking ominous for its chances of passage," said Field Poll Director Mark DiCamillo. "When you lose your margin, it's pretty much over," unless some new factor emerges in the campaign.</p>

    09/11/2003 10:03:47 AM PDT · by Alia · 7 replies · 266+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-10-03 | RPI
    PROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIR WARD CONNERLY ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF FIRST ‘YES ON PROP 54’ RADIO AD TO AIR IN LOS ANGELES, SACRAMENTOSACRAMENTO, CALIF.--Ward Connerly, chairman of the Yes on Proposition 54 campaign, announced today that the campaign will begin airing its first radio advertisement on Thursday, September 11. The 60-second ad will air in Los Angeles and Sacramento. “The opposition plans to unleash a Goliath-sized horde of money to spread falsehoods about Prop 54,” said Mr. Connerly. “We may be outspent, but we have the truth on our side. This ad is just one small step in getting the truth...
  • Stop the racial bean-counting

    09/10/2003 11:29:24 AM PDT · by Alia · 2 replies · 130+ views
    OCR/Lew Rockwell ^ | 09-07-03 | Steven Greenhut
    Thomas Sowell, the famous economist and writer, has written eloquently about the ways that people of different racial and economic backgrounds gravitate to different professions and neighborhoods. It's as natural as the sun coming up in the morning and as typical in the United States as it is in Indonesia or Albania.No one is shocked that many donut stores in Southern California are owned by Cambodians. Or that motels are owned disproportionately by people of Indian descent, or that Indians also are well represented in the computer programming field. Basketball has long been the province of black Americans, although an...
  • CA: Prop 54: Text of Ward Connerly's Presentation at Conference

    09/08/2003 3:36:01 PM PDT · by Alia · 40 replies · 232+ views
    SACRAMENTO, CALIF.-Ward Connerly, campaign chairman of Yes on Proposition 54, announced today that he would hold a press conference today at 1 p.m. in the Santa Barbara Room in Sacramento’s downtown Hyatt Regency hotel, located at 1209 L Street. Mr. Connerly will comment on recent developments in the Prop 54 campaign. He will be joined by Prop 54 Northern California chairman and Prop 209 co-author Dr. Glynn Custred. The following is the text of the conference.STATEMENT OF YES ON PROP 54 CAMPAIGN September 8, 2003 At this stage of the campaign for Proposition 54, I don’t know which is worse,...

    09/08/2003 11:58:55 AM PDT · by Alia · 6 replies · 203+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 09-08-03 | Diane Schachterle
    PROP 54 CAMPAIGN CHAIRMAN WARD CONNERLY TO HOLD PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY AT SACRAMENTO’S DOWNTOWN HYATT REGENCYSACRAMENTO, CALIF.-Ward Connerly, campaign chairman of Yes on Proposition 54, announced today that he would hold a press conference today at 1 p.m. in the Santa Barbara Room in Sacramento’s downtown Hyatt Regency hotel, located at 1209 L Street. Mr. Connerly will comment on recent developments in the Prop 54 campaign. He will be joined by Prop 54 Northern California chairman and Prop 209 co-author Dr. Glynn Custred.Dr. Custred is a professor of anthropology at California State University, Hayward and a member of the Board...
  • CA 54: Racial data initiative flies below voters' radar

    09/06/2003 12:24:09 AM PDT · by Alia · 3 replies · 209+ views
    The Tulare Advance Register ^ | Anita Stackhouse-Hite
    <p>As racially divisive as opponents say its potential is, Proposition 54 may be the best-kept secret among local officials this side of the Oct. 7 recall. Lack of knowledge about Proposition 53 is a close second. Both measures have been approved by the U.S. Justice Department to be included on the October ballot.</p>
  • CA Prop 54: Former collaborators clash over race-related measure

    09/06/2003 12:16:23 AM PDT · by Alia · 1 replies · 222+ views
    The Contra Costa Times, California ^ | 09-05-03 | Carrie Sturrock
    WALNUT CREEK - Tom Wood and Glynn Custred used to agree on most everything that had to do with race.They agreed that race-based affirmative action was wrong. They agreed on the need to ban racial preferences in state admissions, hiring and public contracting. And so they authored Proposition 209, the initiative that made California the first state to abolish race-based affirmative action.But those lockstep days are over. The two strongly disagree on the latest initiative designed to change the way Californians think about race. Proposition 54, spearheaded by UC Regent Ward Connerly, who campaigned for Prop. 209, is a constitutional...
  • Connerly: ACRC Statement Regarding Lawsuit Demanding Non-Enforceable Disclosure of Donors

    09/03/2003 7:38:31 PM PDT · by Alia · 12 replies · 891+ views
    To set the stage, first a snip from a Sacto Bee article (url at bottom)--snip-The FPPC has not yet acted on the Proposition 54 complaint, which was filed by California Common Cause, the League of Women Voters of California, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Greenlining Institute, Californians for Justice and the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights.---end snipACRC Statement regarding lawsuit (See below thread post for background data) Posted at American Civil Rights Coalition (ACRC) was established in January 1997 in the District of Columbia as a national not-for-profit organization to promote the principles of equal treatment...
  • CA: Judge orders change in Proposition 54 ballot summary

    08/30/2003 6:32:17 PM PDT · by Alia · 5 replies · 232+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 08-30-03 | unknown
    <p>A judge ordered that the ballot summary for Proposition 54 be changed, saying it does not accurately portray the measure's potential effect on medical research.</p> <p>The statewide initiative backed by University of California regent Ward Connerly would block public agencies from collecting and using many types of racial data.</p>
  • CA: Prop 54 Scores a Major Victory in Court Today

    08/29/2003 8:05:07 PM PDT · by Alia · 41 replies · 187+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 08-29-03 | Diane Schachterle
    August 29, 2003 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Diane Schachterle (916) 444-2278 or PROP 54 SCORES A MAJOR VICTORY IN COURT TODAY SACRAMENTO -- In an eleventh hour attempt to legitimize their false and misleading characterization of Proposition 54 as an “Information Ban”, MALDEF filed an action in Superior Court to change several parts of the voter pamphlet to reflect their political strategy. The Judge struck down virtually the entire action.The following Requested Changes were all denied:The Ballot Label Currently reads: Prohibits state and local governments from classifying any person by race, ethnicity, color, or national origin.Requested change: Prohibits state...