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  • Remember to put your flags out today everyone

    09/11/2015 3:02:58 AM PDT · by Bullish · 18 replies
    vanity | 9-11-15 | Bullish(vanity)
    I know most of us don't need a reminder to fly old glory today but it would be great to see the flag everywhere. God bless all our countrymen and women that we lost on that infamous day and prayers up for all the families of the fallen.
  • So.... Geraldo just threatened to kick Eric Bollings a$$ on 'The five' (Vanity)

    07/13/2015 2:19:35 PM PDT · by Bullish · 94 replies
    7-13-15 | bullish
    Did anyone else see it. Geraldo's such a punk I wish Eric would have clocked him.
  • Conservatism is Calling

    09/03/2014 9:06:23 PM PDT · by Bullish · 24 replies
    youtube ^ | Published on Oct 25, 2012 | Kyle Becker
    Mark Levin had a caller last night that is the maker of this video. Mark has seen it and is very impressed by it. He took the callers number and is going to see if he can help him produce more like it. The vid is about a year old but it is well worth the 7 min watch if you haven't seen it before. Forgive if it's been posted here before. A FR search turned up nothing. Conservatism is calling
  • Sriracha hot sauce factory no longer considered a public nuisance....

    05/28/2014 9:49:04 PM PDT · by Bullish · 16 replies
    the inland valley daily bulletin ^ | 5-28-14 | Sarah Favot
    IRWINDALE >> Sriracha’s spicy relationship with the City Council cooled off a bit Wednesday after officials unanimously dismissed a lawsuit and public nuisance declaration against manufacturer Huy Fong Foods. The standoff between the city and Sriracha creator David Tran began in October when the city filed a lawsuit against his iconic company. The battle sparked fears among Sriracha fans there would be a global shortage of the popular condiment and its bottle with the tell-tale green cap. An informal meeting Tuesday between Tran and city officials, accompanied by a written statement from Tran, provided the council the assurance it needed...
  • Source: Irwindale seeks temporary closure of Sriracha factory

    10/29/2013 2:46:27 AM PDT · by Bullish · 39 replies
    Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 10-28-13 | Sarah Favot
    IRWINDALE>> The city Monday asked a Superior Court judge to halt operations at the Huy Fong Foods factory, which produces the popular Sriracha hot chili sauce, according to a source with knowledge of the litigation. The lawsuit — and request for injunction — follows several complaints of smells emanating from the plant on North Azusa Canyon Road, the source said. Irwindale City Councilman H. Manuel Ortiz said he’s received “numerous” calls from residents all over the city complaining about the smells. “We’re hoping to work with the company, with the manufacturing company, to minimize the smell or to completely get...
  • Court throws out LAPD impound policy that allowed officers to release cars of unlicensed drivers

    08/13/2013 6:59:20 PM PDT · by Bullish · 7 replies
    A Superior Court judge on Wednesday threw out a controversial Los Angeles Police Department policy that allowed officers to release impounded vehicles to unlicensed drivers sooner than the 30-day period spelled out under state law. The LAPD policy had drawn criticism because it was seen as lessening the penalty for people who drove without a license — particularly undocumented immigrants who are unable to obtain California licenses. Special Order 7, approved in April 2012, allowed vehicles to be released to unlicensed drivers without a 30-day impound if they had proof of insurance, valid identification and no previous citations for unlicensed...
  • Fontana slaying suspect hangs self in jail (Alejandro Padilla murder update)

    08/10/2013 12:44:22 PM PDT · by Bullish · 11 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 8-9-2013 | Melissa Pinion-Whitt
    FONTANA -- One of two men suspected in the kidnapping and killing of a Fontana man committed suicide at West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga on Wednesday, police said. San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies contacted Fontana police after Richard Gonzales, 18, of Fontana had apparently hanged himself in his cell at 6:50 p.m. "Deputies were notified by Gonzales' cell mate that he was hanging from a bed sheet and unresponsive," said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Bachman. He was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m. at San Antonio Community Hospital in Upland. Foul play is not suspected. It was...
  • 3 held in connection with Fontana murder case

    08/06/2013 10:22:38 PM PDT · by Bullish · 23 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 8-6-2013 | Sandra Emerson
    FONTANA -- Fontana police detectives on Tuesday made three arrests in connection with the recent kidnapping and death of Alejandro Padilla, of Fontana. Edward Anthony Morales and Richard Gonzalez, both 18, of Fontana, were arrested on suspicion of murder, according to a Fontana police news release. Police say Morales had formerly dated Padilla's daughter and knew Padilla and his family. Morales' mother, Alma Casada, 37, of Fontana, was also arrested on suspicion of being an accessory to murder. Officers investigated a report of a man screaming in distress at 5 a.m. on July 26 in the 6800 block of Beechcraft...
  • Mass gay wedding in San Bernardino called off when no one shows (SoCal)

    07/28/2013 7:43:28 PM PDT · by Bullish · 34 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-28-2013 | Beau Yarbrough
    SAN BERNARDINO -- A month after California began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples once again, gay couples can get married, get divorced and even get cold feet. A planned mass "Rainbow Wedding" ceremony at a gay community center in San Bernardino ended Saturday with the officiant being stood up at the altar when no one showed up more than an hour after the ceremony was scheduled to be held. "It's a statement about equality," said P.J. Seleska, who runs Inland Empire Pride's Center on Waterman Avenue. "We had a big celebration" the night the Supreme Court struck down Proposition...
  • Missing Fontana man found dead in a burning car near park in Rialto (SoCal)

    07/27/2013 7:22:07 PM PDT · by Bullish · 19 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-27-2013 | Doug Saunders
    RIALTO -- The body of a Fontana man, who police said was assaulted and kidnapped in front of his home, was discovered in a burning car Friday night near a Rialto park, less than six miles from his home, police officials said. Alejandro Padilla was reported missing after neighbors heard the man screaming during the assault and kidnapping Friday morning, police said. After patrolling the area, officers found what they believe to be a crime scene in front of Padilla's Fontana home in the 6800 block of Beechcraft Avenue, said police Sgt. Tom Yarrington. "There were serious signs of a...
  • Stolen A Flock of Seagulls van found empty in Santa Fe Springs (video)

    07/24/2013 5:41:36 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-24-2013 | Brenda Gazzar
    Whittier Police Department officials said Wednesday they located the stolen tour van of the `80s band A Flock of Seagulls in Santa Fe Springs, although none of the estimated $70,000 in stolen gear was found inside. | » Read the original story The 15-passenger Ford E-350 was stolen from the parking lot of the Comfort Inn in Downey early Sunday after the New Wave band had played a gig in Bellflower. The band had to use rented equipment for its performance at Warner Park in Woodland Hills on Sunday night. "It was an abandoned van we found, no equipment in...
  • 80s band A Flock of Seagulls has van, musical equipment stolen in Downey (SoCal)

    07/22/2013 10:57:48 PM PDT · by Bullish · 64 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-22-2013 | Brenda Gazzar
    Hours before they were to perform at a free outdoor concert Sunday in Woodland Hills, the '80s band A Flock of Seagulls had up to $70,000 worth of equipment -- including the sound files for a pending solo album by their lead singer -- stolen at a Downey hotel. The band played a gig in Bellflower Saturday night and then parked their 15-passenger Ford E-350 van near the reception area of a Comfort Inn in Downey around 1:45 a.m., said frontman Mike Score. When they awoke, it was gone. Score said they noticed the van was missing at about 9...
  • David Allen: Man throws tantrum at wife's baby shower

    07/18/2013 8:57:48 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-18-2013 | David Allen
    In Upland, a baby daddy has been busy. At a baby shower recently in the City of Gracious Living (Upland, Ca.), the expectant mother's husband showed up to claim the presents himself. Why? According to the city's police blotter, he "took the gifts to give to his girlfriend who just gave birth to his child." Yes. He burst into his wife's baby shower and grabbed the gifts to give to his second family with his mistress. I'm no etiquette expert, but that seems wrong, doesn't it? Needless to say, "she became upset and they argued." He hit her and fled,...
  • California readies $37 million Obamacare public relations effort

    07/10/2013 9:15:15 PM PDT · by Bullish · 10 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-10-13 | Barbara Jones
    Funded by $37 million in state grants, four dozen diverse groups from around California -- including labor unions, civil-rights advocates, medical clinics and the Los Angeles Unified School District -- are preparing to launch education programs promoting Obamacare, the national health-care plan set to take effect in January. The 48 recipients were selected from about 200 that applied for the grants, chosen for their access and ability to reach the estimated 5.3 million Californians in underserved communities who will be eligible for the subsidized or guaranteed health coverage. "These organizations are well-established and well- known and trusted in their communities,"...
  • Confessed serial rapist granted release from prison

    07/10/2013 1:45:25 AM PDT · by Bullish · 21 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-9-2013 | Doug Saunders
    CLAREMONT -- A man who admitted to raping nearly 40 women throughout California is set to be released from prison. Christopher Evans Hubbart was granted a conditional release from custody by Santa Clara County Judge Gilbert Brown in May. Hubbart is an inmate at the Coalinga State Mental Health Hospital in Central California. Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a news release Tuesday that her office will file a writ challenging the court's ruling to release Hubbart in Los Angeles County. "Our ultimate goal is to seek justice for all residents of Los Angeles County and make...
  • In-N-Out secret menu hoax: Fans go ape online for 'Monkey Style' burger that doesn't exist

    07/04/2013 12:54:09 AM PDT · by Bullish · 31 replies
    The Inland valley daily bulletin ^ | 7-3-2013 | Zen Vuong
    Last summer "Gangnam Style" became a viral sensation. This summer that sensation might have been a "Monkey Style" burger -- if only it existed. An Internet hoax targeting devotees of In-N-Out Burger fooled more than a few customers and even mainstream news outlets this week, despite the restaurant's insistence that there is no such thing as "Monkey Style" -- a burger jammed with grilled onions and french fries. The hoax, which first appeared on Foodbeast, got mentioned on some blogs, on a newspaper website and even garnered a tweet and photograph from an ESPN and ABC News reporter who declared...
  • Hey Obama, we know you love to spend our money.... So

    05/13/2013 8:05:12 PM PDT · by Bullish · 9 replies
    Bullish | 5-13-13 | Bullish
    Hey Obama, we know you love to spend our money on yourself so.... Just declare yourself a national disaster and you can spend away. Because you totally are a disaster.... Totally!
  • Brown widows pushing out their more-dangerous cousins

    05/13/2013 12:42:23 AM PDT · by Bullish · 18 replies
    The Inland valley daily bulletin ^ | 5-12-2013 | Ben Baeder, staff writer
    They're messy, poisonous and prolific. But at least they keep out their cousins, who are even worse. Families venturing out this spring can now see the unique egg sacs of the brown widow spider, an invasive arachnid that is increasingly displacing black widow spiders in California's backyards. The egg sac is round and distinctively spiky, like a white cotton naval mine. Brown widow spiders love to place their egg sacs on the bottom side of chairs. "They love cheap, plastic patio furniture," said Mark Hoddle, the director of the UC Riverside Center for Invasive Species Research. Brown widows are close...
  • Chick-fil-A franchisee gave free meals to gay marriage supporters at rally

    03/27/2013 8:11:53 PM PDT · by Bullish · 33 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 3-27-13 | Neil Nisperos
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA -- Corey Braun, the operator-owner of a Chick-fil-A near Foothill and Day Creek boulevards, provided dozens of free entree tickets to gay marriage supporters at a demonstration. The fast-food chain came under fire from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, groups last year after statements from the company's chief operating officer, Dan Cathy, voiced his opposition to same-sex marriage. Braun said Cathy's statements don't coincide with the company's policy on service to its customers. "There were a lot of things said over the past year," Braun said. "I wanted to show that Chick-fil-A doesn't discriminate against anybody....
  • 70 protest alleged 'maternal hotel' in Chino Hills(So-Calif)

    12/01/2012 4:42:36 PM PST · by Bullish · 32 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 12-1-12 | Jim Steinberg, staff writer
    CHINO HILLS - Some 70 people picketed a busy intersection on Saturday protesting what they say is an illegal Chinese maternity operation. Brightly colored signs reading "Not in Chino Hills" and "No Birth Tourism" decorated the intersection of Peyton Avenue and Chino Hills Parkway for more than two hours. It was the first protest by the group Not In Chino Hills, which was organized just two weeks ago. "Chino Hills is a nice family oriented town. We don't want a maternal hotel that is a business in a residential area," said Rossana Mitchell, one of the People voice their opinions...
  • Dick Morris is stupid

    11/06/2012 7:37:23 PM PST · by Bullish · 46 replies
    11-6-12 | Bullish
    Why would anyone ever want to listen to Dick Morris predict anything about elections ever again? Just sayin'....
  • Convicted Ontario Mills rapist found dead in cell (SoCal)

    10/26/2012 9:47:03 PM PDT · by Bullish · 11 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 10/26/2012 | Lori Fowler, staff writer
    (Was due in court today) SAN BERNARDINO - A former Westminster police detective convicted of kidnapping and raping a local waitress killed himself inside his jail cell on Friday morning, hours before he would have been sentenced for the crimes. At about 2:50 a.m., deputies at the Central Detention Center found Anthony Orban, 33, unresponsive in his single-man cell, according to a statement from San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Deputies Former Westminister police detective Anthony Nicholas Orban leaves West Valley Superior Court in Rancho Cucamonga on April 7, 2010. (File Photo) and medical personnel pronounced Orban dead. Sheriff's officials said...
  • Fontana man caught filming up women's dresses (SO Cal)

    09/26/2012 1:04:19 AM PDT · by Bullish · 21 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 9-25-2012 | Melissa Pinion-Whitt, the Sun
    A man suspected of taping a cell phone to his shoe to film underneath women's dresses was arrested by Fontana police Monday. A customer at Target at 16964 Slover Ave. noticed the man filming under his wife's dress at 2:45 p.m. The suspect fled when the man yelled at him, police said. The man chased the suspect into the parking lot where he held him until police arrived. Police arrested Jose Alderete, 38, of Fontana and booked him into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. Officers found several videos on Alderete's phone of women that appeared to have been...
  • Tragic end to young lives (Calif)

    09/04/2012 5:11:17 PM PDT · by Bullish · 43 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 9-04-2012 | Melissa Pinion-Whitt, Staff writer
    ONTARIO - Comments posted on a Twitter account belonging to one of five men killed in Sunday's car crash described intoxication and speeding at 120 mph about 20 minutes before the collision. The comment, "Drunk (expletive) going 120 drifting corners" was posted at 1:19 a.m. on an account belonging to Ervin McKinness, 21, of Ontario. The post ended with the acronym Y.O.L.O., which means "You Only Live Once." The crash occurred at 1:41 a.m., killing McKinness, Marquell Bogan, 23, and Dylan George, 20, both of Ontario; Jonathan Waston, 21, of San Bernardino, and JaJuan Bennett, 23, of Rancho Cucamonga. "It's...
  • yucaipa-calimesa-district-reported-six-teachers-five-years

    09/03/2012 7:29:31 PM PDT · by Bullish · 3 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 9-92-2012 | Bo Yarbrough, staff writer
    YUCAIPA - In the past five years, the Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District has had to deal with a teacher with fake credentials, another who showed up to work drunk, teachers who failed to take students' safety seriously and more. In all, the district has reported six teachers to the state's credentialing authority over the last five school years. The incidents, and three others that did not result in the district contacting the credentialing authority, were reported to the media in response to a Public Records Act request made by The Sun, the Redlands Daily Facts and the Inland Valley...
  • Dodgers, Red Sox talking blockbuster

    08/24/2012 6:53:08 PM PDT · by Bullish · 27 replies
    LADodgers.com ^ | 08/24/12 | By Alex Angert / MLB.com
    BOSTON -- The Red Sox are talking with the Dodgers about a deal that would send Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford and Nick Punto to Los Angeles, according to a source. Their season spiraling downward at a rapid pace of late, the Red Sox could be on the verge of a blockbuster trade that would give them significant financial flexibility going forward. ESPNBoston.com first reported the trade discussions between the two teams. Earlier on Friday, MLB.com confirmed that the Dodgers were awarded a waiver claim on star first baseman Gonzalez. Later in the day, CSNNE.com reported that the Dodgers...
  • Massive cock-fighting ring found in Ontario (Calif)

    08/13/2012 11:45:59 AM PDT · by Bullish · 28 replies
    Inland Valley daily bulletin ^ | 08-13-2012 | Neil Nisperos, staff writer
    Inland Valley Humane Society & S.P.C.A and Ontario police officers on Sunday uncovered one of the largest cockfighting operations ever in the Inland Valley. An estimated 1,000 gamecocks were found on the property in the 13000 block of Cucamonga Avenue in Ontario Police officers arrested two people and cited eight people, according to a Humane Society news release. Humane Society officers also collected numerous items related to cockfighting such as razors attached to roosters' legs during a fight, training equipment and wager cards. Read more: http://www.dailybulletin.com/breakingnews/ci_21301978/massive-cock-fighting-ring-found-ontario#ixzz23S9uT7le
  • Ontario man arrested in alleged molestation (illegal alien)

    08/03/2012 2:21:19 AM PDT · by Bullish · 15 replies
    Inland valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 08-02-12 | Beatriz E. Valenzuela, Staff Writer
    ONTARIO -- An Ontario man was charged with sexually abusing a child for more than a year, according to Fontana Superior Court records. Alberto Olegario Diaz Munos, 54, was arrested this week after the parents of a 13-year-old girl learned Diaz Munos had allegedly been sexually abusing their daughter for more than a year, Ontario police Sgt. David McBride said. "She recently came out and told them about it," McBride said. Police officers found enough evidence to arrest Diaz Munos on suspicion of continued sexual abuse of a child, aggravated sexual assault on a child and lewd and lascivious acts...
  • Tables turned on Humane Society

    07/31/2012 1:16:37 AM PDT · by Bullish · 60 replies
    Inland vally Daily Bulletin ^ | 07/26/2012 | Jim Matthews, Outdoors
    The Humane Society of the United States, an organization that does next to nothing for animal shelters but sues, badgers and lobbies politicians and businesses into adopting its radical animals rights agenda, is getting a taste of its own medicine. In a little-reported ruling by a judge in the District of Columbia earlier this month, the HSUS is going to court to face charges under RICO statues on racketeering, obstruction of justice, malicious prosecution and other charges for a lawsuit it brought and lost against Ringling Brothers Circus' parent company Feld Entertainment, Inc. After winning the case alleging mistreatment of...
  • 21 hurt walking over hot coals at Tony Robbins event recovering

    07/24/2012 1:47:15 AM PDT · by Bullish · 29 replies
    L. A. Now ^ | 7-23-2012
    Organizers of Tony Robbins' motivational events said they are working with authorities to improve safety after 21 people were hurt while walking over hot coals. (Snip)..... San Jose firefighters treated participants for second- and third-degree burns after they walked across hot coals that were more than 1,000 degrees. Officials said the participants were recovering and that none of the injuries were life-threatening. The event was held Thursday. Witness Jonathan Correll, 25, described cries of pain when the participants were burned. "I heard wails of pain, screams of agony,"
  • Leaker-in-chief

    06/09/2012 3:48:26 PM PDT · by Bullish · 8 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 6-9-2012 | Lee Smith
    The Justice Department has launched an investigation into the White House’s handling of classified information. The spur seems to have been the June 1 New York Times article by David Sanger, sourced to current and former U.S. officials, revealing sensitive details about the Stuxnet and Flame computer worms and other parts of the Obama administration’s cyber campaign to disrupt and spy on Iran’s nuclear weapons program. By the way, none of the officials, according to Sanger, “would allow their names to be used because the effort remains highly classified, and parts of it continue to this day.” Last week, legislators...
  • Drug bans hamper brain research, says neuroscientist

    06/01/2012 5:02:52 AM PDT · by Bullish · 2 replies
    News Daily ^ | 2012/05/31 | Kate Kelland
    LONDON, May 31, 2012 (Reuters) — Bans on drugs like ecstasy, magic mushrooms and LSD have hampered scientific research on the brain and stalled the progress of medicine as much as George Bush's ban on stem cell research did, a leading British drug expert said on Thursday. The British government's former chief drugs adviser, David Nutt, reacts as he speaks during a news conference announcing the formation of the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, in London January 15, 2010. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett David Nutt, a professor of neuropsychopharmacology at Imperial College London and a former chief adviser on drugs to the...
  • Napolitano perjured herself to Congress in Fast & Furious testimony

    04/13/2012 11:33:36 AM PDT · by Bullish · 35 replies
    Human events ^ | 04/13/2012 | Neil W. McCabe
    In her explosive new book Fast and Furious, Katie Pavlich makes the case that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano not only failed to stop an operation that led to the death of one of her own, Border Agent Brian A. Terry, but she may have also lied to Congress in sworn testimony at a hearing held to find out what really happened. Inside sources told Pavlich that Napolitano’s testimony was in direct contradiction to emails she exchanged, and reports and briefing she received, according to an exclusive preview of the book by Human Events. Pavlich’s book Fast and Furious is...
  • Old Fire suspect sentenced in sodomy case

    04/12/2012 10:47:17 PM PDT · by Bullish · 13 replies
    Inland valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 04/12/2012 | Mike Cruz
    RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Old Fire arson suspect Rickie Lee Fowler was sentenced this week to three life sentences in his jailhouse sodomy case. Judge Stephan G. Saleson denied defense attempts to get a new trial and sentenced Fowler on Monday to three terms of 25 years to life in state prison, according to court records. Fowler, of San Bernardino, was found guilty in February of three felony counts of sodomy by force on another inmate at West Valley Detention Center. The incidents occurred in August 2010. Jurors also found "true" each of Fowler's two prior strikes, thus allowing each count...
  • Awards Tour 2012: Razzie Awards Nominations

    02/28/2012 8:21:18 PM PST · by Bullish · 5 replies
    Rotten tomatoes ^ | 2-27-2012 | RT staff
    Every year, the Golden Raspberry Awards, better known simply as The Razzies, set out to (dis)honor the very worst in cinema. Leading the pack this year is Adam Sandler's cross-dressing comedy Jack & Jill with 14 nominations, making it just the fourth film in the 32-year history of the awards to receive more nominations than there are actual categories. For those of you interested in becoming voting members in the Golden Raspberry Award Foundation, you'll find all the information you'll need here. For the rest of you, see below for all of this year's undistinguished nominees!
  • 2012: Shadow of the Dark Rift

    12/29/2011 4:36:17 PM PST · by Bullish · 10 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12-28-11 | ScienceDaily
    ScienceDaily (Dec. 28, 2011) — One of the most bizarre theories about 2012 has built up with very little attention to facts. This idea holds that a cosmic alignment of the sun, Earth, the center of our galaxy -- or perhaps the galaxy's thick dust clouds -- on the winter solstice could for some unknown reason lead to destruction. Such alignments can occur but these are a regular occurrence and can cause no harm (and, indeed, will not even be at its closest alignment during the 2012 solstice.) The details are as follows: Viewed far from city lights, a glowing...
  • Secession is a Hollywood Fantasy(more lies from Larry O'Donnell)

    11/29/2004 8:09:27 PM PST · by Bullish · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    The Cato institute ^ | Nov 29 2004 | Patrick Basham and Niels Veldhuis
    November 29, 2004 Secession is a Hollywood Fantasy by Patrick Basham and Niels Veldhuis Patrick Basham is senior fellow in the Center for Representative Government at the Cato Institute. Niels Veldhuis is senior research economist at the Fraser Institute. "The West Wing" can be great television. But we should not confuse a good story with reality. The show's producer, Lawrence O'Donnell, recently raised the subject of secession on "The McLaughlin Group." According to O'Donnell, "Ninety percent of the red states are welfare client states of the federal government. They collect more from the federal government than they send in." O'Donnell...
  • Dunn jailed for psych review (Hate crime fraud)

    09/18/2004 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Bullish · 43 replies · 1,247+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 9-18-04 | ROD LEVEQUE
    Dunn jailed for psych review By ROD LEVEQUE, STAFF WRITER POMONA - A judge sent a former Claremont McKenna professor to state prison on Friday for 90 days psychological testing after the judge called her a "bald-faced liar" for continuing to deny she vandalized her own car and reported it as a hate crime. Kerri Francis Dunn was not sentenced as scheduled in Pomona Superior Court. Rather, Judge Charles Horan temporarily remanded her into custody and said he would use reports from prison examiners to help him decide whether to sentence the Redlands woman to probation or additional time behind...
  • Professor placed on paid leave

    03/21/2004 2:33:50 PM PST · by Bullish · 31 replies · 222+ views
    The Daily Bulletin ^ | 3-21-04 | JASON NEWELL and MIRA KATZ
    College to investigate vandalism By JASON NEWELL and MIRA KATZ STAFF WRITERS CLAREMONT - A Claremont McKenna College psychology professor was placed on a temporary paid leave of absence while the college investigates whether she vandalized her own car and reported it as a hate crime, according to a statement released Saturday by the college president. "Such an investigation and review is important and necessary prior to taking any further personnel action because Professor (Kerri) Dunn denies any involvement in this incident and the College is not aware of the full details of the police investigation," Pamela Gann's statement read....
  • Incompetence, Unpopularity and Murmurs of Corruption Why Gray Davis is to blame for the recall

    06/26/2003 12:37:32 PM PDT · by Bullish · 42 replies · 520+ views
    SFgate.com ^ | June22 2003 | Tony Quinn
    <p>It's never happened before but this fall, or no later than next spring, Gov. Gray Davis seems destined to face a recall election that could well end his governorship.</p> <p>Davis supporters loudly proclaim this is an unjustified right-wing coup to undo last year's election results. They are right about the right-wing part, but wrong about justification. In fact, this recall is exactly what the Progressive reformers had in mind when they added direct democracy, including recall of public officials, to our Constitution 90 years ago.</p>
  • Back room deals

    02/02/2002 11:19:13 PM PST · by Bullish · 11 replies · 23+ views
    Townhall..com ^ | February 2, 2002 | Bill O 'Reilly
    February 2, 2002 Back room deals It is called horse trading. Politicians making secret deals and hoping Americans never find out about them. It has been done since George Washington was president, and America is the less for it. Right now in Washington, D.C., President Bush needs the cooperation of the Democratic leadership to pass important legislation. The education bill is already done, the prescription drug bill is being formulated, and the economic stimulus package, well, that is never going to fly the way Mr. Bush wants it, no matter what he brings to trade. Because of his father and ...
  • What are the Teachers Unions hiding … and why?

    01/20/2002 10:39:00 PM PST · by Bullish · 6 replies · 95+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2002 | Mark Tapscott
    January 21, 2002 What are the Teachers Unions hiding … and why? Dr. M.E. Bradford had a way of making Faulkner come alive, and when Dr. Jerry Polinard lectured on Constitutional Law, it was just a matter of time before he’d have me steaming. And thinking. That illustrious duo (one a southern conservative, the other a Yankee liberal) were teachers who most changed my life, molding a passionate but unformed adolescent Baby Boomer mind to think about the great issues of the day sensibly, systematically and with an appreciation for history. And to welcome the free exchange of conflicting views, ...
  • The fairness doctrine

    01/18/2002 9:14:12 PM PST · by Bullish · 3 replies · 34+ views
    Townhall..com ^ | 1-19-02 | Bill Oreilly
    January 19, 2002 The fairness doctrine Former CBS newsman Bernie Goldberg's book "Bias" has hit No. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list, and its thesis is that CBS News ignores the plight of regular Americans and embraces political correctness. Mr. Goldberg also sees a bias to the left, which is usually the case when political correctness is in play. As a former CBS News correspondent myself, I agree with Goldberg when he says that conservative voices are neglected on CBS. But I don't think that Dan Rather and the crew consciously try to get liberals elected to office ...
  • State drains cities' coffers

    07/17/2000 11:17:36 AM PDT · by Bullish · 29+ views
    Dailybulletin.com (Ontario,Ca) ^ | July 17, 2000 | L.C. Greene
    State drains cities' coffers Published Monday, July 17, 2000 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- By L.C. Greene Staff Writer LA VERNE -- The city started its new fiscal year with bad financial news from the state. Despite a $12 billion surplus, the new state budget gives virtually nothing back to the cities, no return of the property taxes Sacramento grabbed during the recession of the early 1990s. "We are at the low end of the totem pole," said La Verne Finance Officer Ron Clark. "The governor and the Legislature have other issues, higher priorities than returning property tax take-aways." Despite those take-aways, La Verne ...
  • Teen pleads guilty to slaying man for his speakers

    06/28/2000 3:43:24 PM PDT · by Bullish · 49+ views
    Teen pleads guilty to slaying man for his speakers Wednesday, June 28, 2000 ASSOCIATED PRESS CANTON - A 17-year-old who escaped the death penalty because of his age pleaded guilty yesterday to killing a man for his stereo speakers. Natavius Carter, who had been living in an Alliance foster home, was sentenced to life in prison without a chance of parole for 33 years in the Feb. 14 shooting death of Lawren Mates III, 19, of Alliance. Carter pleaded guilty to aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and evidence tampering. Carter could not get the death penalty because he was under 18 ...
  • 'She-ocracy': The Radicals United for Ladies' Evil

    06/24/2000 4:26:36 PM PDT · by Bullish · 31+ views
    Newsmax.com ^ | June 22, 2000 | Michael Savage
    'She-ocracy': The Radicals United for Ladies' Evil Michael Savage Thursday, June 22, 2000 We've all been warned about the dangers of a theocracy where religious zealots rule. Today in America, we have a "She-ocracy" where feminist zealots rule. At the top of this hierarchy is Hillary Clinton, followed by Janet Reno and her U.S. attorneys, most of whom are radical feminists; Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Sandra Day O'Connor on the U.S. Supreme Court; Donna Shalala, the head of HHS; Barbara Boxer, the radical abortionist from California; Dianne Feinstein, the radical senator from California whose husband, Richard Blum, does big business ...
  • Bush Making Inroads Out West

    05/31/2000 7:35:50 PM PDT · by Bullish · 25+ views
    WashintonPost.com ^ | 5-31-00 | Ron Fournier
    Bush Making Inroads Out West By Ron Fournier AP Political Writer Wednesday, May 31, 2000; 5:11 p.m. EDT WASHINGTON –– George W. Bush, with his Texas twang and political history conforming to "the credo of the West," is performing better than expected in many Western states, but he hasn't loosened Al Gore's grip on vote-rich California. Starting with Oklahoma and Texas and moving west to the Rocky Mountain states, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and the Pacific Coast, 13 western states offer 152 electoral votes – more than half the total required to win the presidency. California alone accounts for 54 ...

    05/24/2000 9:16:50 PM PDT · by Bullish · 19+ views
    Michaelmedved.com ^ | May 22, 2000 | Michael Medved
    ATTACKING PRIVACY FOR THE SAKE OF GAY PRIDE By Michael Medved Investor's Business Daily Published May 22, 2000 In the impassioned pursuit of “fairness,” the national movement for gay rights is sacrificing the cause of privacy. Consider President Clinton’s videotaped remarks to the huge crowd gathered recently in the nation’s capital for the “Millennium March.” To inspire the demonstrators, the president proudly announced that he had appointed more homosexuals to prominent positions than any of his predecessors, citing more than 150 “openly gay” officials in his administration. In other words, Clinton made a public issue of his appointees’ private sexual ...
  • Quick on the draw against guns

    04/28/2000 8:51:43 PM PDT · by Bullish · 174+ views
    washtimes.com ^ | 4-28-00 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Quick on the draw against guns Paul Craig Roberts Monday after Easter was African-American Family Day at the National Zoo. It was a day marked by mob fistfights and a shooting spree at the zoo's entrance. Seven were injured by the gunfire, one critically. A 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with the shootings. Guns, of course, were blamed for the violence that marred African-American Family Day. The Second Amendment's enemies are using the shootings to call for more gun control. In D.C. guns are already controlled. It is illegal to have an unlicensed pistol. It is illegal for teen-agers ...
  • Going to ultra extremes

    04/28/2000 8:38:16 PM PDT · by Bullish · 20+ views
    washtimes.com ^ | April 28, 2000 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    Going to ultra extremes R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr. There is good news for those of us who see the world as it is and hope our fellow Americans will too. I have in mind those of us who see our neighbor's household pet and recognize it as a dog, not a potential beneficiary of the Bill of Rights and an eventual naturalized citizen of the United States. We see spring showers and avail ourselves of an umbrella rather than a bomb shelter. We see prosecutors pursing a crooked politician and recognize the workings of the American legal system, not the ...