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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 · 40 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 http://bit.ly/2d2q3A) 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."
  • San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom breaks his silence with the media

    11/19/2009 6:56:58 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 542+ views
    KGO-7 ^ | 19 November 2009
    Newsom breaks his silence with the media SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom emerged Thursday from nearly three weeks of avoiding the public spotlight, to confront a massive city budget crisis. When the mayor dropped out of the governor's race, he dropped out of sight and steered clear of reporters until today. A smiling Newsom emerged today, even though the issue he wanted to discuss is grim. He told his department heads Thursday that San Francisco faces a $522 million deficit in the next fiscal year.
  • CA: 2009 HJTA Legislative Report Card

    11/18/2009 1:28:22 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 174+ views
    The 2009 Legislative Report Card rates lawmakers based on their votes on 35 bills. As HJTA has done in previous years, 14 bills were double-weighted, including all six constitutional amendments that attacked Proposition 13 or 218. Also, all legislators voting for February’s $12.6 billion in new income, sales and car taxes received an automatic 20 point deduction. Regarding individual legislators, HJTA is pleased to report that for the second consecutive year, Assembly Member Joel Anderson has received a perfect score from HJTA. He is joined in this fine accomplishment by Assembly Member Diane Harkey. These two legislators are now in...
  • A GOP 'clarifying moment' in Calif. primary (Chuck DeVore vs Carly Fiorini)

    11/12/2009 12:29:48 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 25 replies · 980+ views
    One News Now ^ | 10 November 2009 | Jim Brown
    A GOP 'clarifying moment' in Calif. primary The conservative challenging GOP establishment-backed candidate Carly Fiorina in the 2010 Republican U.S. Senate primary in California says his campaign is putting the lie to the notion that the Party needs a moderate, self-funded businesswoman to defeat incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer. California Assemblyman Chuck DeVore says he is not surprised or bothered that Carly Fiorina gained the backing of eight Republican U.S. senators last week in Washington. DeVore notes that he has been endorsed by 60 percent of California's elected Republican officials, including Congressman Tom McClintock -- people that can actually vote for...
  • Monterey Bay researchers say dolphins are causing porpoise deaths

    11/06/2009 2:08:17 PM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 26 replies · 794+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 6 November 2009 | Alia Wilson
    Monterey Bay researchers say dolphins are causing porpoise deaths For the past five years, the growing number of dead harbor porpoises washing up on California shores has been a marine mystery — until now. In September, marine biologists with Okeanis, a nonprofit conservation group based in Moss Landing, captured the only video footage taken in Monterey Bay of bottlenose dolphins attacking and killing a porpoise. Scientists suspected dolphins, which have a relatively docile reputation, have been attacking the smaller porpoises because the porpoises have been washing up on the shore with rake marks and internal bleeding, but they never had...
  • CA: What does Carly Fiorina really stand for? (Video)

    11/06/2009 9:14:12 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 709+ views
    WATCH VIDEO (1:43)chuckdevore.com - Nobody is really sure what Carly Fiorina really stands for. In the past year she has supported the bailout parts of the stimulus, cap and tax, and other liberal policies proposed by President Obama and Barbara Boxer. Can we really trust Carly on these issues?
  • CA: Chuck DeVore statement on Carly Fiorina Declaring her Candidacy

    11/04/2009 10:51:09 AM PST · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 696+ views
    Chuck DeVore for Senate ^ | 4 November 2009
    Nov 4, 2009 Chuck DeVore statement on Carly Fiorina Declaring her Candidacy FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- DeVore for California, the campaign organization for Chuck DeVore's bid for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in California, today welcomes the entry of Carly Fiorina to the race. Fiorina's arrival means Republican voters have a clear choice in this primary: between an establishment-picked, big-government moderate with lots of cash but little experience in public life -- and a volunteer-supported, proven conservative with a long record of civic engagement in Chuck DeVore. Assemblyman Chuck DeVore said, "I look forward to engaging Carly Fiorina on...
  • Web 2.0: Carly Fiorina talks potential Senate run, breast cancer battle, and government tech policy

    10/21/2009 1:23:48 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Venture Beat ^ | 20 October 2009 | Dean Takahashi
    Web 2.0: Carly Fiorina talks potential Senate run, breast cancer battle, and government tech policy ...snip... “I have seen the best and the worst of our healthcare system,” she said, with her voice shaking slightly with the emotional moment that focused on her own health. But she told the audience at the dinner that she was healthy. She was there to talk about her possible bid as a Republican candidate to take on Democrat Barbara Boxer. Fiorina didn’t outright declare her candidacy, but she said she was exploring the idea. ...snip... Fiorina got polite applause, but some of her boldest...
  • CA State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore: One politician I find impressive

    10/20/2009 1:46:33 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 7 replies · 340+ views
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | 20 October 2009 | Wade Heath
    State Assemblyman Chuck DeVore: One politician I find impressive Out of touch, totally disrespectful and completely arrogant. These are all things that come to mind when I think of political elitists like California Sens. Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein. A revolution is brewing and come 2010, a day of reckoning will alter the course of our future drastically. Simply replacing the current evil (same old Democrats) with a lesser evil (Same old Republicans) will not do. It has been done before and is why corruption continues to rage-on despite shifts in power. (snip) "I'm for what's right. Common sense to...
  • CA: Chuck DeVore on today's big issues and why he wants to take down Boxer

    10/20/2009 1:41:05 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies · 212+ views
    San Diego News Room ^ | 19 October 2009 | Landon Bright
    Chuck DeVore on today's big issues and why he wants to take down Boxer “Everything Boxer says about cap and trade is not true.” That’s according to three-term Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine). DeVore is the lesser-known name in the Senate race that features the well-known, if not polarizing, Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina. He is trying to steal the spotlight from the two and become California’s next great Republican Senator. But for now, DeVore has to be concerned with Fiorina, who he will most likely face in the Republican primary next June. DeVore sat down with the SDNR editorial board....
  • Chuck DeVore on the Laura Ingrahm Show (October 15, 2009)

    10/16/2009 11:52:20 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 447+ views
    Laura Ingrahm Show ^ | 15 October 2009
    Great interview between U.S. Senatorial candidate Chuck DeVore and talk show host Laura Ingrahm. They talk about defeating Barbara Boxer and Carly Fiorina. LINKY
  • Chuck DeVore assails Schwarzenegger, Fiorina

    10/13/2009 10:39:24 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 6 replies · 461+ views
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 12 October 2009 | John Marelius
    DeVore assails Schwarzenegger, Fiorina Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chuck DeVore said Monday night Republicans would repeat the mistake they made in supporting Arnold Schwarzenegger for governor if they back former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina for the Senate. In a speech to the Republican Party of San Diego County, DeVore, a three-term Assembly member from Irvine who cannot run for re-election because of term limits, denounced Schwarzenegger for signing a gun control bill and one establishing a day of recognition for slain gay-rights leader Harvey Milk. "We were told in 2003 that it was important in this historic one-of-a-kind recall...
  • California U.S. Senate race: Is it Carly's or Macy's?

    10/03/2009 10:30:10 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 773+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 29 September 2009 | Joe Garofoli
    Is it Carly's or Macy's? Have you seen the new Carly Fiorina mini flier? As CA GOP vice chair -- and host of the FlashReport conservative blog -- Jon Fleischman quipped to us: "It looks like a Macy's ad." Hey, we've heard of retail politics, Carly, but this is taking it to a new level. Here's the flier for C-rina's exploratory Senate campaign: Carly's rival Chuck DeVore just dropped an online ad goofing on her Carlyfornia signs, which we noted the other day...
  • Calif. GOP looks to 2010 races for gov., US Senate (Boxer - DeVore - Fiorina)

    10/02/2009 9:54:16 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 15 replies · 742+ views
    cbs8.com ^ | 2 October 2009
    Calif. GOP looks to 2010 races for gov., US Senate INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (AP) -- The Republican race to challenge liberal stalwart Barbara Boxer for her U.S. Senate seat next year is shaping up as a likely contest between a socially conservative state lawmaker and a former Silicon Valley chief executive whose views are barely known to GOP voters in the state. Carly Fiorina, the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive and John McCain confidante, is not yet an official candidate, but she has registered a campaign committee, "Carly for California," and her team had a strong presence at this weekend's statewide...
  • California's U.S. Senate race: Why do reports show DeVore outspending Fiorina?

    10/01/2009 1:34:40 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 12 replies · 627+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 1 October 2009 | Brian Joseph
    Why do reports show DeVore outspending Fiorina? Republican political logic says that Carly Fiorina is a better candidate than Chuck DeVore because she can spend more money on a campaign challenging incumbent Democratic U.S Senator Barbara Boxer. Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, is a multi-millionaire. DeVore, an Orange County Assemblyman, has a reputation as a weak fundraiser. So why is it that DeVore reported spending $5,000 within a week of announcing his candidacy while Fiorina, with her phalanx of consultants, says she hasn’t hit that mark in six weeks? At this point, Fiorina says she is only exploring a...
  • San Jose and other redevelopment agencies across California score a victory vs. the state — for now.

    09/30/2009 12:00:35 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 3 replies · 390+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 29 September 2009 | Tracy Seipel and Denis C. Theriault
    San Jose and other redevelopment agencies across California score a victory vs. the state — for now. California's redevelopment agencies have won a major victory in their battle to keep the state from grabbing hundreds of millions of tax dollars. Now a second legal skirmish looms that could blow a huge hole in the fragile state budget if the agencies win — or jeopardize everything from street repairs to major urban renewal projects if they lose. Last week, state officials dropped an appeal of a judge's ruling that their 2008 seizure of $350 million from the agencies — including $13...
  • GOP governor's candidate Meg Whitman: I focused on family instead of voting

    09/29/2009 3:05:15 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 32 replies · 778+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 29 September 2009 | Juliet Williams
    GOP governor's candidate Meg Whitman: I focused on family instead of voting DAVIS — Republican gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman said Tuesday that it wasn't until she was a chief executive in Silicon Valley that she realized why she should vote after sitting out elections for decades. She says the problems with government she confronted there inspired her to get involved in politics. Whitman sought to explain her spotty voting record for the first time after delivering a speech to a Yolo County Republican women's group. "I was focused on raising a family, on my husband's career, and we moved many,...
  • Al Gore attacks Chuck DeVore for Barbara Boxer

    09/29/2009 2:07:05 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 877+ views
    Chuck DeVore for Senate ^ | 29 September 2009
    Al Gore attacks Chuck DeVore for Barbara Boxer! A friend of our campaign just forwarded a remarkable email to us. It was from Al Gore. The email from the former Vice President was a financial appeal to Barbara Boxer’s supporters. Al Gore says this about Chuck DeVore: “Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, is already campaigning hard across California. He voted against AB 32, the landmark global warming legislation…” Al Gore is right, Chuck DeVore voted against AB 32 – and debated against it – and fought tooth and nail against its implementation every step of the way. Because, unlike Al Gore, Chuck...
  • CA State Senator George Runner sues Attorney General over ballot wording (VoteSafe Act)

    09/29/2009 1:02:01 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 2 replies · 410+ views
    Victorville Daily Press ^ | 28 September 2009 | Natasha Lindstrom
    Runner sues Attorney General over ballot wording SACRAMENTO • State Sen. George Runner is suing California Attorney General Jerry Brown for crafting what Runner calls an “overtly biased” summary of a ballot measure the senator created to prevent voter fraud. “I believe he has misrepresented what this initiative does,” said Runner, R-Lancaster, in an interview Monday. “That’s a tremendous disservice to the citizens of California.” Earlier this year Runner submitted ballot measure Vote SAFE, which would require voters to present photo identification at the polls, allow county Registrar of Voters additional time to count military votes and protect the identity...
  • Rev. Al Sharpton Issues Statement Explaining Why He Is Hosting WWE Raw

    09/27/2009 8:26:11 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 14 replies · 909+ views
    411mania ^ | 25 September 2009
    Rev. Al Sharpton Issues Statement Explaining Why He Is Hosting WWE Raw Newsday's Alfonso Castillo recently contacted Rev. Al Sharpton, in regards to his guest host spot on Raw. His spokeswoman responded with the following comment… "In order to raise awareness and actually do something about the devastating achievement gap in education between kids of color and their white peers the viewership of WWE events is precisely the group of people who need to be reached and involved. Reverend Sharpton has stated repeatedly that all of us must take extraordinary steps to reverse the current trend in education and that...
  • Election 2010: California Senate - Boxer Beats Fiorina, DeVore (DeVore polls closer to Boxer)

    09/25/2009 11:14:53 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 35 replies · 1,347+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 25 September 2009
    Election 2010: California Senate 2010 California Senate: Boxer Beats Fiorina, DeVore So far, so good for incumbent Democrat Barbara Boxer in match-ups against her two best-known Republican opponents to date in California’s 2010 race for the U.S. Senate. A new Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 survey of the contest in California shows Boxer now beating former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina by 10 points 49% to 39%. Four percent (4%) like some other candidate, and eight percent (8%) are not sure how they will vote. In July, Boxer led Fiorina by just four but had a 47% to 38% lead in March....
  • San Jose council votes to ban most plastic and paper bags beginning in 2011

    09/22/2009 10:45:11 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 45 replies · 1,234+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 22 September 2009 | Tracy Seipel
    San Jose council votes to ban most plastic and paper bags beginning in 2011 The San Jose City Council on Tuesday voted to make the city the largest in the nation to ban most plastic and paper shopping bags — and took steps to bring other Santa Clara County cities along with them. Although the ban approved Tuesday won't take effect until 2011 — and still must go through an environmental impact study that will require the council's final signoff — it's a major new front in the war on plastic bags, which environmentalists say foul waterways, clog landfills and...
  • Statement from Assemblyman Mike Duvall regarding his resignation from office today

    09/09/2009 1:17:58 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 11 replies · 1,758+ views
    Duvall for Assembly ^ | 9 September 2009 | Mike Duvall
    Statement from Assemblyman Mike Duvall regarding his resignation from office today: September 9, 2009 "I am deeply saddened that my inappropriate comments have become a major distraction for my colleagues in the Assembly, who are working hard on the very serious problems facing our state. I have come to the conclusion that it would not be fair to my family, my constituents or to my friends on both sides of the aisle to remain in office. Therefore, I have decided to resign my office, effective immediately, so that the Assembly can get back to work."
  • Watch the Sacramento Tea Party live - August 28, 2009

    08/28/2009 12:03:23 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 9 replies · 1,112+ views
    This event is shaping up to be great with Congressman Tom McClintock, Congressman Nunes, Assemblyman Dan Logue, Jon Coupal, Mark Meckler and lots of other great taxfighters all scheduled to speak. Be sure to tune in!
  • California Lawmakers pass bill to protect language freedom

    08/20/2009 3:12:02 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 26 replies · 1,574+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 20 August 2009 | Wyatt Buchanan
    Lawmakers pass bill to protect language freedom California would protect the freedom of a person to speak any language he or she chooses in a business establishment under a measure approved by the state Legislature today. The bill, authored by Sen. Leland Yee, D-San Francisco, is the lawmaker's response to a controversial proposal by the LPGA last fall requiring golfers to speak "effective English." The organization scuttled the proposal after loud objections by Yee and others, and the Democrat says this legislation will ensure it does not happen again. "No one in the state of California should be compelled to...
  • Chuck DeVore discusses the hypocrisy of the Obama administration on offshore drilling (VIDEO)

    08/19/2009 4:21:24 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 6 replies · 605+ views
    YouTube ^ | 19 August 2009
    Chuck DeVore discusses the hypocrisy of the Obama administration on offshore drilling http://chuckdevore.com/ - The Obama administration recently lent $2 billion to Brazil to help in their off-shore drilling efforts ignoring the revenue potential here in the US. Chuck DeVore describes the details behind this pathetic decision. VIDEO
  • CA: Chuck DeVore taking off gloves on Fiorina: "Remind Carly to get an absentee ballot"

    08/19/2009 2:17:17 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 23 replies · 693+ views
    sfgate.com ^ | 19 August 2009 | Carla Marinucci
    DeVore taking off gloves on Fiorina: "Remind Carly to get an absentee ballot" Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, R-Irvine -- who's running against Democratic U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer -- has taken off the gloves on his GOP challenger, Carly Fiorina, telling us today that he's not even sure she would "vote in her own primary with her name on the ballot.'' (snip) Fiorina moved closer to a U.S. Senate bid by forming a committee, "Carly for California" this week, though her official Fiorina Enteprises website hints at what may be her coming campaign theme: "Tough Choices. Inspired Commitment. Real Results.'' (snip) Read...
  • The Republican Party in California: Where Do We Go from Here? (Del Beccaro v. Maldonado)

    08/19/2009 1:58:08 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 3 replies · 333+ views
    The Commonwealth Club via YouTube | 10 July 2009
    The Republican Party in California: Where Do We Go from Here? (7/10/09) Abe Maldonado, California State Senator Joe Tuman, Professor of Political and Legal Communications, San Francisco State University Tom Del Beccaro, Vice Chair, California Republican Party Carla Marinucci, Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle In the wake of significant Democratic victories in the congressional and presidential elections, Republicans are divided over the best way to move forward and regain political ground. The debate is playing out on both the national and regional stage: In California, the months-long budget showdown revealed a split among Republican officials. Join us to hear from...
  • Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Comments on Carly Fiorina’s Pending Run for the U.S. Senate

    08/18/2009 8:18:36 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 25 replies · 725+ views
    businesswire.com ^ | 18 August 2009
    Assemblyman Chuck DeVore Comments on Carly Fiorina’s Pending Run for the U.S. Senate: “Democrats will attack Fiorina’s weaknesses from the start.” IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Assemblyman Chuck DeVore (R-Irvine), the only announced Republican candidate for California’s 2010 U.S. Senate race against Barbara Boxer, today commented on news that Carly Fiorina, the ousted former head of Hewlett-Packard, had formally created an exploratory committee. Assemblyman DeVore said, “She’s in, as we’ve expected for months, and already she’s showing her colors, hiring a Hollywood PR firm and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s chief moneyman.” Fiorina has already engaged Strategic Perception, Inc., the Hollywood, CA-based business that was the...
  • Barbara Boxer Finds the Fountain of Youth Just in Time

    08/18/2009 8:14:03 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 60 replies · 2,771+ views
    Addicted to Law ^ | 18 August 2009 | Carlos Rafael Cruz
    While doing research to verify various comments Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) made during her San Jose book signing/fee-based “non-townhall” meeting, I came across two images of the same person— which both surprised and troubled me. If I didn’t tell you who this person was, you would have never put it together at first glance. The images below are a portrayal of Senator Barbara Boxer. The left image is from her 2004 Senate campaign and the right image shows today’s campaign. Click on the image to see a larger version. Click for enlarged image
  • CA: A Golden State Opportunity? (Chuck DeVore for U.S. Senate)

    08/18/2009 12:57:15 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 20 replies · 591+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 13 August 2009 | Brian O'Connell
    A Golden State Opportunity? Chuck DeVore, a California assemblyman seeking to challenge Sen. Barbara Boxer in the 2010 U.S. Senate race, on Thursday blasted his potential rival for the Republican nomination, Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, as a "dilettante" and "rich moderate" who couldn't win statewide. He also contended that Boxer was vulnerable in a general election due to her high negatives and rising unemployment. "Never in California's history has a self-funded dilettante ever won any top office, Governor or Senate," the candidate said this morning at a breakfast sponsored by TAS and Americans for Tax Reform, when asked about...