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  • Timmy White, victim of notorious 1980 kidnapping, dies

    04/09/2010 2:31:17 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 2,008+ views
    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — The youngest victim and last survivor of a notorious California kidnapping saga has died, 30 years after his rescue offered hope to parents of missing children. Timothy White was 5 years old when he was kidnapped in Ukiah by child molester Kenneth Parnell. Two weeks later, fellow kidnap victim 14-year-old Steven Stayner fled with the boy, known as "Timmy," and hitchhiked to safety. The dramatic story was told in the 1989 television movie, "I Know My First Name is Steven." Parnell died in prison in 2008. Stayner, who was held captive by Parnell for seven years,...
  • Carly Fiorina outlines her anti-abortion stance (also, Feinstein a "fine senator," McCain admired)

    04/03/2010 11:17:56 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 41 replies · 1,021+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3 April 2010 | Joe Garofoli
    Carly Fiorina outlines her anti-abortion stance Republican U.S. Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, who has been trying to appeal to conservatives in a tough, three-way primary race, said Friday that one of the senators she admires most is a Democrat: California Sen. Dianne Feinstein. "Sen. Feinstein has been a fine senator for the state of California, and has accomplished a great deal. I would describe her as a pragmatic problem-solver," Fiorina told Chronicle reporters and editors during an interview with the newspaper's editorial board. "I admire her, I respect her. I like her. I think and I hope she would say...
  • California List of Candidates for Statewide Elective Office (June 8, 2010 election)

    04/02/2010 2:59:20 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies · 1,189+ views
    List of Candidates for Statewide Elective Office Proposition 34, approved by voters in November 2000, established voluntary spending limits for candidates running for statewide office. Candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, Controller, Treasurer, Attorney General, Insurance Commissioner, Superintendent of Public Instruction, and Board of Equalization who choose to keep their campaign expenses under specified dollar amounts may purchase space in this guide for a 250-word candidate statement. The expenditure limit for candidates running for Governor in the June 8, 2010, Statewide Direct Primary Election is $7,768,000. The expenditure limit for candidates running for Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State,...
  • Fiorina boycotts debate tonight at Brandman University (DeVore and Campbell will debate)

    03/30/2010 2:52:23 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 26 replies · 845+ views
    Fiorina boycotts debate tonight at Brandman University Republican Senate candidates Tom Campbell and Chuck DeVore will debate at Brandman University in Irvine tonight, but candidate Carly Fiorina will be absent. “We felt the proposed moderator would not be fair and impartial so we declined,” said Fiorina’s spokeswoman, Amy Thoma. Initially, Fiorina said she could not participate because of a scheduling conflict, according to Thoma. Moderator Mike Moodian, a Brandman University assistant professor of social science, said he offered to let Fiorina set a date when she could make it, but then the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive officer said the debate...
  • Tea Party Express Endorses Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate

    03/27/2010 5:43:01 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 646+ views
    YouTube ^ | 27 March 2010
    Chuck DeVore was endorsed by the Tea Party Express on their kickoff tour starting in Searchlight, Nevada. He spoke to over 10,000 activists and received thunderous applause for his efforts in California Video via YouTube
  • Calif. Senate challenger says his time has arrived (Chuck DeVore)

    03/11/2010 12:55:28 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 320+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11 March 2010 | Kevin Freking
    Calif. Senate challenger says his time has arrived In many other states, U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore could be a rising political star, aligning himself with the budding tea party movement and the growing animosity toward increases in government spending. A termed-out lawmaker known for his right-wing rhetoric on the floor of the California Assembly, DeVore has the pedigree of the ideal conservative candidate: leader in the Orange County Republican Party, Desert Storm veteran and officer in the Army National Guard, consistent record speaking out against tax hikes and critic of global warming. His critiques even have been bipartisan. DeVore...
  • Meg Whitman Supports $112 Billion In Higher Taxes On Californians

    03/10/2010 11:34:59 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 28 replies · 817+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Meg Whitman Supports $112 Billion In Higher Taxes On Californians Meg Whitman has embraced former Governor Pete Wilson, tapping the man she described as the greatest California governor in memory to be her campaign chairman. Unfortunately, she has also embraced the billions of dollars in higher taxes that Wilson championed as governor. As governor, Wilson championed a 1.25% increase in the sales tax, which has directly resulted in at least $112 billion in higher taxes for California. Whitman has not distanced herself from these higher taxes. Instead, Whitman has defended them, saying she trusted Wilson’s judgment and that “every time...
  • Meg Whitman Supports The $700 Billion Bank Bailout (TARP)

    03/10/2010 11:22:07 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 3 replies · 326+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Meg Whitman Supports The $700 Billion Bank Bailout (TARP) Meg Whitman markets herself as an alleged proponent of free market capitalism. But her actual record couldn’t be further from the image she has peddled to California. In fact, Whitman championed the exact opposite by supporting the $700 billion bank bailout, infamously known as TARP. When asked about the colossal governmental intervention and intrusion into the economy, Whitman repeatedly and ardently asserted her support for the massive redistribution of wealth from responsible taxpayers to reckless banks, calling it the “right thing to do.” Whitman Supports The $700 Billion Bank Bailout (TARP),...
  • Meg Whitman and the Delta Smelt

    03/10/2010 11:15:52 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 17 replies · 632+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Meg Whitman and the Delta Smelt Meg Whitman’s charitable foundation, established ostensibly for charitable purposes, inexplicably gave at least $300,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund’s Center For Rivers and Deltas. In 2007, Meg Whitman’s foundation gave $100,000 to EDF. Not content with that amount, Meg Whitman doubled down in 2008 by donating $200,000. The water crisis is affecting jobs in the Central Valley, with most cities and towns hovering near a 15% unemployment rate. The EDF has continually sided with the fish over the farmers and Meg Whitman’s $300,000 donation helped fund these efforts. Over the past few years, EDF...
  • Democrat Activist Runs Whitman Campaign (California "Republican" candidate for Governor)

    03/10/2010 10:56:35 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies · 624+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Democrat Activist Runs Whitman Campaign Meg Whitman’s top campaign aide is Henry Gomez, a former Democratic National Committee operative who worked against President Ronald Reagan’s policies in the 1980s. Gomez, a registered Democrat, has a “front-and-center role” in as the “hands-on campaign gatekeeper” of the Whitman campaign. Placing an ardent liberal in such a high position on the campaign raises serious questions about who is calling the shots on Whitman’s campaign. Raising further skepticism is the timing of Gomez’s political contributions. Gomez already gave $1,000 to Obama’s presidential primary campaign in March 2008. He then proceeded to give $1,800 to...
  • Meg Whitman Endorsed Vice President Al Gore For President

    03/10/2010 10:51:04 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 44 replies · 1,044+ views
    Real Meg Whitman ^ | 7 March 2010
    Meg Whitman Endorsed Vice President Al Gore For President For over a year, Meg Whitman has masqueraded as a “darn good Republican” while running for governor. However, she’s conveniently avoided telling California’s conservative voters that she endorsed Sen. Barbara Boxer’s 2004 campaign and said she was a “huge fan” of radical activist Van Jones. But the biggest surprise that she’s hidden from voters is her prominent endorsement of Vice President Al Gore’s presidential campaign in 2000. Whitman was among a small group of technology executives who backed the global warming crusader’s campaign against George W. Bush. As early as August...
  • Green Party in California trying to stem shrinking numbers

    03/07/2010 7:34:39 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 90+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7 March 2010 | Sharon Noguchi
    Faced with diminishing numbers, a threatening ballot measure and the perpetual challenge of being a small third party in a two-party system, the California Green Party may be fading to chartreuse. But that won't happen if a hardy core of delegates, who gathered in San Jose over the weekend for a semiannual state meeting, has its way. Still, the Greens couldn't even hold the attention of their own members. By Sunday, the meeting had shrunk by half to 40 people. Even its two candidates for governor, Laura Wells of Oakland and Deacon Alexander of Los Angeles, skipped Sunday's talks on...
  • CA Gubernatorial hopeful Poizner, accused of flip-flopping, steers hard to the right

    03/07/2010 7:33:12 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 24 replies · 120+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 7 March 2010 | Ken McLaughlin
    When Republican Steve Poizner ran against Ira Ruskin in a heavily Democratic state Assembly district in 2004, Poizner assured voters he was against the war in Iraq, was 100 percent pro-choice and would stand up to "Republican Party bosses.'' But six years after narrowly losing that Peninsula race to the liberal Ruskin, Poizner — who now wants to be governor — is painting himself as the only "true conservative'' in the GOP primary. As California Republicans head to Santa Clara this week for their spring convention, Poizner's new battle plan puts him in a unique position among the three gubernatorial...
  • Backstage at the Debate: Wilson v. Campbell (California's U.S. Senate Race)

    03/06/2010 3:25:58 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies · 470+ views
    Eric Hogue News ^ | 6 March 2010 | Eric Hogue
    Backstage at the Debate: Wilson v. Campbell Posted on March 6 2010 by Eric Hogue The past week was a busy one; I like it this way. I filled in for Dennis Prager’s national show on Thursday and Friday and then shuffled down the hallway to handle “The Capitol Hour” each day; with Friday’s noon hour becoming election central for the first California Republican U.S. Senate debate. The week – and the past few hours – has produced a collection of thoughts that I haven’t had the time to share in a long form column here at HOGUE NEWS. In...
  • Assemblyman DeVore seeks ban of Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine

    02/25/2010 11:21:52 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 629+ views
    KPCC Wire Services | KPCC ^ | 23 February 2010
    Assemblyman DeVore seeks ban of Muslim Student Union from UC Irvine IRVINE — Assemblyman Chuck DeVore sent a letter to UC Irvine's chancellor asking him to ban the Muslim Student Union from campus following several of the group members' arrests while disrupting a speech by Israel's ambassador to the United States. DeVore, R-Irvine, who is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., also accused the Muslim Student Union of "passing the hat'' for Hamas at a fundraiser for the "terrorist organization'' last year. "It's time to ban this organization from campus,'' DeVore...
  • Carly Fiorina's Hypocrisy on Internet Taxation

    02/10/2010 9:16:14 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 366+ views
    KGO-7 via YouTube ^ | 10 February 2010
    Carly Fiorina has a problem. She accuses one of her opponents of supporting taxes on the Internet when she has a long-held record of supporting the same. ABC News 7 investigates her history supporting Internet taxation going all the way back to the year 2000. They missed her saying she supported Internet taxes in late 2009 at the Web 2.0 Conference. YouTube video link
  • Fact Check on Fiorina's Bailout Revisionism

    02/05/2010 10:26:47 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 6 replies · 443+ views
    Chuck Devore for Senate ^ | 4 February 2010
    FACT CHECK ON FIORINA'S BAILOUT REVISIONISM: Bottom line up front: Carly Fiorina was a major voice in support of the Wall Street bailouts in autumn 2008. There is ample evidence documenting this. Fiorina was John McCain's senior economic advisor when he suspended his campaign and returned to Washington, D.C. to help craft what became TARP and the Wall Street bailouts. Her role at the time was one that she described (see as "a point person for the McCain campaign on economic and business issues." If she wishes to claim she opposed those bailouts, despite speaking repeatedly in favor of...
  • CA: Chuck DeVore declares 'demon sheep free zone'

    02/04/2010 10:54:11 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 507+ views
    The Hill ^ | 4 February 2010 | Sean J. Miller
    State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore pledged Thursday to keep his campaign "a demon-sheep-free zone." The tongue-in-cheek announcement came in response to a bizarre web video released by former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina's campaign yesterday. The video characterized former Rep. Tom Campbell, who recently joined the California Senate Republican primary, as a "FCINO" -- a fiscal conservative in name only....
  • Carly Fiorina praises Jesse Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition (CA RINO candidate for U.S. Senate)

    01/22/2010 12:14:13 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 10 replies · 541+ views
    YouTube ^ | 21 January 2010
    California Women Lead's 2010 Legislative and Statewide Women Candidates Reception, Sacramento, January 20, 2010 Audio via YouTube
  • WWE: Umaga Has Died (Eddie Fatu)

    12/04/2009 4:39:32 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 21 replies · 1,752+ views
    TMZ ^ | 4 December 2009
    A rep from the WWE tells TMZ their former superstar wrestler Umaga has died. Umaga, whose real name was Eddie Fatu, was 36 years old. The WWE has released a statement on their website saying, "The WWE would like to express its deepest condolences to Mr. Fatu's family, friends and fans on his tragic passing."