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  • R.I.P. California (1850-2016): What We’ll Lose And Learn From The World’s First Major Water Collapse

    03/28/2015 9:10:54 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 68 replies
    Feelguide.com ^ | 3/22/2015 | FEELGUIDE
    Last week when NASA announced that California is on its death bed and has only 12 months of water left, the news hit like a punch to the gut. “Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins — that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined — was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir,” writes Jay Famiglietti of NASA. Famiglietti adds: “Statewide, we’ve been dropping...
  • Score a Victory for Cruz over Brown In Most Recent Climate Change Scuffle

    03/25/2015 3:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | March 25, 2015 | Paul C. "Chip" Knappenberger, Cato Institute
    On Sunday, in anticipation of Sen. Ted Cruz’s (R-TX) announcement that he intends to run for president, California governor Jerry Brown (D), declared to NBC’s Meet the Press Cruz was “absolutely unfit to be running for office.” Why? Because of Cruz’s stance on climate change—some of which Cruz laid out on late night TV last week. But comparing Cruz’s comments on Late Night with Seth Meyers and Brown’s remarks on Meet the Press, it is pretty clear that it is Gov. Brown who needs to spend more time familiarizing himself with the scientific literature on climate change and especially its...
  • why NOT a Jerry Brown Candidacy??

    03/23/2015 4:48:25 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 61 replies
    MeshugeMikey ^ | March 20, 2015 | MeshugeMikey
    yes .."why NOT a Jerry Brown Candidacy??"
  • Democrats delighted by Ted Cruz’s statements on climate change

    03/23/2015 2:06:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 60 replies
    sfgate ^ | March 23, 2015 | By Carla Marinucci
    The war of words over climate change is getting blisteringly hot between Gov. Jerry Brown and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, with the Republican presidential candidate blithely dismissing the Democratic governor as one of those “global warming alarmists” who relies on ridicule and insult. A Brown campaign strategist shot back Monday that the “factually irrational” Cruz is apparently now determined to “stand out from a pack of troglodytes in the GOP race for the White House.” The public slap down — and the dis of Brown — came as Cruz formally announced his run for the White House at Liberty University...
  • And so 2016 begins: Ted Cruz critics arrive like clockwork

    03/22/2015 7:58:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 22, 2015 | Jennifer Harper
    When Republican presidential posturing turns into definitive action, the critics come out like clockwork. It happened last week when Donald Trump announced he had formed a presidential exploratory committee and was immediately met with accusations he was disingenuous, unqualified or seeking publicity. Something similar is now underway against Sen. Ted Cruz, who will step before a Liberty University student convocation at precisely 10 a.m. on Monday and reveal he’s running for the White House in 2016. The Texas Republican is skipping the exploratory phase. Caustic headlines have arrived before he even gets to the microphone, these from the last 48...
  • Brown: Cruz is 'absolutely unfit' for office [Gov. Moonbeam, because "climate change"]

    03/22/2015 6:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    CNN ^ | March 22, 2015 | Eric Bradner
    Sen. Ted Cruz has "rendered himself absolutely unfit to be running for office" -- let alone president -- by insisting that humans aren't to blame for global warming, California Gov. Jerry Brown says. Brown, a Democrat, took aim at Cruz during a Sunday appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press," the day before Cruz is expected to announce his bid for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a speech at Liberty University in Virginia. He blasted Cruz's comment during a late-night television appearance that climate change "alarmists" have a problem. "The science doesn't back them up," Cruz had said on NBC's...
  • Jerry Brown: I'd Run for President If I Were 10 Years Younger

    03/22/2015 8:39:23 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | March 22, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    California governor Jerry Brown said, "Yes, I would" run for president if I were ten years younger. He made the remarks this morning to NBC: Video at source
  • California governor to propose $1B drought plan

    03/19/2015 9:39:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 19, 2015 12:23 PM EDT | Fenit Nirappil
    Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders will propose more than $1 billion in drought-relief spending for California as it heads into a fourth dry year, according to a legislative staffer who has been briefed on the package. The staffer tells The Associated Press that the vast majority of the package to be announced Thursday accelerates spending that voters have already approved for water and flood projects, including last year’s $7.5 billion bond measure. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the staffer is not authorized to speak to the media. The package would provide immediate aid to communities...
  • [Jerry] Brown says Republican governors are welcome for jobs visits

    03/13/2015 6:34:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 13, 2015 4:56 PM EDT | Kevin Freking
    Gov. Jerry Brown says he has a message for Republican governors planning to visit California to woo business from the state: Welcome. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is the latest governor to say he’s planning a recruiting trip to California. A letter he sent to shipping companies in California takes shots at Brown’s “tax and spend administration.” […] Brown says California has done the opposite of what Republicans advocate. He says the state is tackling climate change, immigration reform and taxing high-income people, and the state is prospering. …
  • Homeless ‘bill of rights’ up for Sacramento debate

    03/08/2015 7:47:29 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    CalWatchDog ^ | 06 Mar, 2015 | James Poulos
    t could soon get easier to live on the streets in the Golden State. As controversy swirled around the police shooting of a homeless and mentally ill man on Skid Row in Los Angeles, legislators in California considered a new set of regulations activists said would “decriminalize” homelessness by providing a so-called “right to rest” in public.
  • Yes, California, There Is a Death Penalty

    02/10/2015 6:24:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 10, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    What happened to California's death penalty? There has not been an execution since 2006, when a federal judge ruled against the state's three-drug lethal injection protocol. In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld three-drug executions. It didn't matter. Though as candidates Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala Harris -- who both personally oppose capital punishment -- promised to uphold the law, in real life they've let things slide. Fed up, two men related to murder victims have filed suit to push the state to carry out the law. Kermit Alexander wants to see the law work on Tiequon Cox,...
  • California’s new license process has kinks but working

    02/01/2015 6:41:56 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    San Bernardino County Sun ^ | February 1, 2015 | By Leslie Parrilla
    A month after the rollout of California’s massive effort to issue driver’s licenses to 1.5 million undocumented immigrants, the process is working overall in Los Angeles and the Inland Empire. Still, many applicants report a mixed bag of experiences. Local advocacy groups are scrambling to address overflowing driver’s license preparation classes. Some test-takers are showing up at the Department of Motor Vehicles without studying, and some tech-phobes fear the touch-screen test format that allows four minutes for each question. Language kinks were being untangled last week for Mixteco speakers after confusion over whether translators could assist during the written and...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Hit With Massive $1 Billion Common Core Bill

    01/31/2015 4:09:29 PM PST · by PROCON · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | Jan. 31, 2015 | Robert Wilde
    A rather expensive development has surfaced on the way to installing Common Core in California’s hundreds of school districts statewide. Officials have figured out that the big government initiative could collectively cost districts $1 billion every year to set up a new statewide testing system supporting the new curriculum. The question is, who’s going to pay for it? According to the Santa Ana School District, the state, not the district, should foot the bill. Santa Ana along with three other school districts submitted a class action complaint, demanding that California pay for the “next generation” Smarter Balanced Assessments based on...
  • Brown, employee unions set to tangle over health insurance

    01/26/2015 6:12:19 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 7 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 01/26/2015 | Jon Ortiz
    After years of making concessions to Gov. Jerry Brown, California labor leaders had hoped that the fourth-and-final-term Democrat finally would be in a giving mood. But after the governor’s budget proposal two weeks ago, several unions are bracing for tough talks in the coming months about Brown’s determination to cut the state’s costs of insuring employees and retirees.
  • Ted Cruz “Excellence” Award Raises Questions About Caucus’ Union Ties

    01/20/2015 7:27:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | January 20, 2015 | David Robb
    The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors’ former ties to Hollywood’s unions are coming into question in light of its recent decision to stand by its award to ultra-conservative presidential hopeful Senator Ted Cruz. The decision to give the Texas Republican its American Spirit Award had polarized the caucus’ membership, with internal objections leading to an emergency meeting of the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors executive committee Monday, which upheld the decision to honor Cruz. The caucus traditionally hands out American Spirit Awards to a Republican and a Democrat (California Governor Jerry Brown appears to be the choice on...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Appearance Has Hollywood Group on Edge

    01/18/2015 8:48:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Some members of a Hollywood organization are questioning whether to honor Ted Cruz. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year chose the conservative Senator from Texas as one of its recipients of its annual "American Spirit Award." Another is to go to liberal Calif. governor Jerry Brown. The Caucus, founded three decades ago by Norman Lear, Aaron Spelling and others, has set a meeting Monday to determine whether to stick with its plan to give a Spirit award to Cruz after some of its more liberal members objected to the selection, and some threatened to quit if the...
  • Republicans Can Win Boxer’s Senate Seat

    01/12/2015 10:15:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Boxer’s Senate seat is the GOP’s to lose. But you’d never know it reading the news coverage. Pundits have already awarded the seat to one of the many Democrats rumored to run. Ironic that early rumors had two Democrat billionaires as possible suitors. I wonder how that would go. Would they tone down the class warfare rhetoric? Or would they behave like the GOP and go to war with themselves? Either way, it would be good for Republicans whose statewide drought has continued unabated since as long as anyone can remember. It’s become common knowledge that Republicans can’t win because...
  • California Just Started Another Insane Government Project

    01/07/2015 10:35:00 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 41 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 6, 2015 | By Katrina Trinko
    Talk about a trainwreck. Today, California broke ground on another disastrous government-funded project: high-speed rail that will eventually go from San Francisco to Los Angeles. The project is estimated to cost $68 billion. The plan is that the private sector will ultimately invest around one-third of the total cost, but so far, there have been no takers. And it’s no wonder. It’s hard to see how this project makes sense. Backers say the train will be able to make the trip between San Francisco and Los Angeles in under 2 hours, 40 minutes. However, according to a 2013 Reason Foundation...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Touts Climate Change Fight

    01/06/2015 3:50:23 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Businass Daily ^ | January 6, 2015 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Environmentalism: Re-upping on delusional climate-change fantasies, "Governor Moonbeam" asked in his inauguration speech Monday for the Golden State to meet half its energy needs with renewable energy by 2030. Gov. Jerry Brown, who leads the state that hosted Solyndra, embraces bird-chopping wind turbines and builds crispy critter-producing solar panel farms, is a leading advocate of renewable energy and environmental protection. As pollution from coal-fired plants and industries in China wafted across the Pacific, he took a deep breath at his fourth inauguration as the state's chief executive and doubled down on green energy's failed promise by tasking California to fight...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown takes fourth oath; targets climate change

    01/05/2015 2:35:32 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | January 5, 2015 | BY CHRISTOPHER CADELAGO
    Forty years after first taking the oath as governor of California, Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in to an historic fourth term Monday, proposing sweeping changes to address global climate change while offering a measured approach to targeting the state’s long-term financial liabilities. Brown said he would push to reduce petroleum use in cars by up to 50 percent; increase from a third to a half the required proportion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources and make heating fuels cleaner – all within 15 years.
  • Selling Sex (Allegations)

    12/15/2014 10:04:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2014 | Katie Kieffer
    Lena Dunham and the federal government ain’t volunteering to advocate for rape victims; they would like compensation—in millions, please. Faceless and nameless men and women volunteer every day, all across the country, to counsel, shelter and heal sexual assault victims. Hollywood darling Lena Dunham is advocating for women too. But Dunham is neither offering women practical tools to deter rape nor taking a six-month sabbatical to volunteer at a woman’s shelter. She is offering a book, that women may purchase, containing her tale of rape. So, after contributing to Dunham’s coffer, a rape victim may read Dunham’s story in commiseration...
  • California Attorney General Sued to Stop Disclosure of Conservative Group's Donor Addresses

    12/14/2014 6:51:53 PM PST · by PROCON · 16 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec. 13, 2014 | Chriss W. Street
    Conservative think tank Americans for Prosperity (AFP), co-founded by principals of Koch Industries, sued in federal court to prevent ultra-liberal California Attorney General Kamala Harris from using her office to disclose the names and addresses of their 90,000 donors. Harris may have a problem with AFP being a major force behind the Tea Party movement and its support of free markets, entrepreneurship, lower taxes, and limited government spending and regulation. As a federally registered 501(c)(4), not-for-profit educational organization, Americans for Prosperity is allowed under federal law to raise and spend money educating the public regarding issues associated with political campaigns...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown Considering Expanding Medi-Cal To Immigrants

    12/03/2014 7:51:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 28 replies
    LATimes ^ | December 03, 2013 | PHIL WILLON
    Gov. Jerry Brown Considering Expanding Medi-Cal To Immigrants By PHIL WILLON Gov. Jerry Brown is considering expanding state-funded Medi-Cal coverage to residents shielded from deportation under President Obama’s new immigration policies. Nancy McFadden, the governor’s top policy aide, said that possibility is under review by the Brown administration, but implied that the potential cost would be a factor in the decision. “We’re still evaluating, but the president’s recent action on undocumented immigrants could perhaps open a door for more coverage of more people under Medi-Cal,’’ McFadden said. “We’re looking at that. That, of course, is going to cost money.’’ McFadden...
  • Expected California Supreme Court nominee Leondra Kruger a 'mind blower'

    11/24/2014 3:53:35 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | November 24, 2014 | By MAURA DOLAN
    Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday that he would nominate Leondra R. Kruger, a federal government lawyer, to the California Supreme Court. Kruger, 38, who grew up in Pasadena, was admitted to the State Bar of California in 2002 but has not practiced law in the state since 2009, according to bar records. She has worked primarily in Washington, D.C., where she has represented the federal government in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. She would be the only African American on the court. Kruger is a deputy assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Legal Counsel....
  • Jerry Brown may challenge Hillary for Dem nomination

    11/18/2014 7:26:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/18/2014 | Thomas Lifson
    Signs are accumulating that California Governor Jerry Brown, fresh off a 20-point re-election victory and with at least $20 million in unspent campaign funds available, may challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president in 2016.  John Fund writes in NRO: …when his political aides sent out an invitation for a $5,000 fundraiserin Sacramento next Monday, there was inevitable speculation: Jerry Brown may run for president for the fourth time. If he challenges Hillary Clinton, Brown can claim solid credentials as a liberal leader. He has raised taxes on the rich, been an avid backer of climate-change regulation, and...
  • California pension funds are running dry

    11/15/2014 5:32:20 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/15/2014 | MARC LIFSHER
    A decade ago, many of California's public pension plans had plenty of money to pay for workers' retirements. All that has changed, according to a far-reaching package of data from the state controller. Taxpayers are now on the hook for billions of dollars more to cover the future retirements of public workers, with the bill widely varying depending on where they live. The City of Los Angeles Fire and Police Pension System, for instance, had more than enough funds in 2003 to cover its estimated future bill for workers' retirement checks. A decade later, it is short $3 billion. The...
  • California Ordered To Speed Up Inmate Releases

    11/15/2014 2:35:06 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    AP) ^ | November 15, 2014 11:06 AM
    Federal judges are telling California to speed up its process for releasing some nonviolent inmates as part of a previous order forcing the state to sharply reduce its prison population. The three-judge panel on Friday gave the state a Jan. 1 deadline to start considering parole for nonviolent second-strike inmates.
  • Exclusive: L.A. Street Artists Hit Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown

    11/04/2014 5:03:49 AM PST · by Enterprise · 7 replies
    gotnews.com ^ | November 3, 2014 | Charles C. Johnson
    L.A. street artists hit Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown a day before the election. The photos show a cross-eyed Brown as if looking up from a toilet bowl filled with bullet trains. The artists have hit targets in Michigan, New Hampshire, and around Maxine Waters’s neighborhood this past week. They promise more “shenanigans” in the weeks to come. If you are interested in supporting their work, please earmark it in the donate button up top. We’ll get it to them.
  • Once A Crusader Against Big Money, Gov. Brown Is Collecting Millions

    10/31/2014 5:20:52 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 9 replies
    LATimes ^ | October 31, 2014 | MICHAEL FINNEGAN, BEN WELSH
    Once A Crusader Against Big Money, Gov. Brown Is Collecting Millions By MICHAEL FINNEGAN, BEN WELSH Gov. Brown built his career crusading against big money in politics. Now, that fight comes with a qualifier 'You bet I was influenced,' Gov. Jerry Brown once said of donations to his campaigns for governor Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or $20 million and not...
  • Jerry Brown in the Stratosphere: "Governor Moonbeam" is coasting to reelection.

    10/28/2014 9:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/28/2014 | Patrick Reddy
    Posted By Patrick Reddy On October 27, 2014 @ 7:52 pm In economy,History,Media,Politics,US News | 12 Comments With every public poll [1] showing him coasting to a landslide re-election, California Governor Jerry Brown is on the verge of completing one of the great comebacks in American history. Elected governor of the nationÂ’s most populous state in 1974 at the age of 36, but later a three-time loser in presidential races, he was thought to be washed up before his 45th birthday. In 1982, after eight years of antics such as dabbling in Zen Buddhism, dating rock star Linda Ronstadt, and...
  • California seizes 1200 illegally owned guns

    06/17/2011 11:57:33 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 87 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | June 17, 2011 | Don Thompson
    California law enforcement agents have seized 1,200 firearms from people who cannot legally own them because of mental illness or restraining orders. However, Attorney General Kamala Harris said Thursday that more than 34,000 handguns and nearly 1,600 assault weapons are still believed to be held statewide by people who should not have them. Most people bought the weapons legally but were later prohibited from owning guns. But 12 people were arrested on suspicion of illegally owning assault weapons or grenades during a six-week sweep by the state Department of Justice in April and May. Harris said 90 percent of the...
  • Anaheim cuts power, water to shut down pot shops (California)

    10/14/2014 1:14:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2014 3:24 PM EDT
    Anaheim is literally pulling the plug on pot shops that keep popping up despite a law forbidding the businesses. Officials have used its operation of utilities to cut off water and power to dispensaries in the city that’s home to Disneyland, the Orange County Register reported Tuesday. …
  • Will California's Next Top Cop Support Legal Pot?

    10/12/2014 5:28:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    Practically everyone expects California Attorney General Kamala Harris to win re-election handily in November. The Democrat won 53 percent of the vote in a crowded June primary. A rising star expected to ascend someday to the governorship, perhaps a U.S. Senate seat, Harris has won the endorsement of major newspapers in the state. She's such an attractive candidate that even though it was true, President Barack Obama had to apologize last year for calling her "by far the best-looking attorney general in the country." Yet Harris faces two unusual obstacles in the November runoff. One is Ron Gold, a never-elected...
  • Supreme Court won’t touch foie gras ban (California’s ban)

    10/14/2014 12:22:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 69 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 14, 2014 9:41 AM EDT
    The Supreme Court is allowing California to continue enforcing a law that bans the sale of foie gras. The justices on Tuesday rejected a challenge to the law from producers of the delicacy in New York and Canada. …
  • California Liberals Wage War on Pro-Energy Advertisers

    10/13/2014 1:58:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 13, 2014 | Thomas Miller
    I’ve learned how the game works, from my perch here at Breitling Energy. For one, we advertise and broadcast Powering America Radio on The Patriot, KEIB 1150 AM in Los Angeles, the USAs 2nd largest media market. It also happens to be the transplanted LA home of the Rush Limbaugh show. On occasion, Chris Faulkner’s “Oil and Gas Today” reports fall within the Limbaugh program (it’s called run-of-schedule in broadcasting….where commercials air randomly through the day).. When they hit his show, here come the emails. People “informing” us of Rush’s bigoted bias and “encouraging” us to not support any station...
  • Bag makers launch push to overturn California ban (on plastic)

    10/11/2014 8:38:36 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 10, 2014 8:31 PM EDT | Fenit Nirappil
    Plastic bag manufacturers on Friday passed their first hurdle in their effort to delay and eventually repeal California’s new ban on single-use plastic shopping bags before it takes effect. The office of Attorney General Kamala Harris cleared the way for the groups to begin collecting signatures for a referendum vote on the ban on the November 2016 ballot. Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed the first statewide ban on plastic bags, citing a “torrent” of plastic pollution in parks and waterways. It followed one of the fiercest legislative battles of the year, pitting bag makers against environmentalists. …
  • Karl Rove Pushes Establishment Republicans in California

    04/09/2014 7:20:20 PM PDT · by rightwingerpatriot · 4 replies
    Rightwingpatriot.com ^ | April 9, 2014 | Rightwingerpatriot
    Karl Rove was in Sacramento recently and was speaking to the community's business leaders. The event was a $1000 a plate "Leadership Trust" dinner held by the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Rove talked about the upcoming governor's race in California and gave his two cents on the Republican candidates. As to be expected, he suggested that Republican put their support behind the establishment candidate and not the Tea Party favorite. Rove said, "that if the Republicans have to pick someone to lose to Jerry Brown, they'd be stupid to not to pick" Neel Kashkari, who is the establishment choice...
  • Who Wants to Lose to Gov. Jerry Brown?

    01/16/2014 7:16:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2014 | Debra J. Saunders
    How near death is the California Republican Party? It's this bad. Democrats hold every statewide office. Term limits have opened up a few offices; still, no serious Republican plans to run for attorney general, lieutenant governor, treasurer or controller this year. If the lead Democrat for any of those offices were to die in September, there would be no Republican in the race to win in November. A dead person or a nut job could win such a race. Right now, two Republicans are fighting over the honor of losing to Gov. Jerry Brown, while a third seems likely to...
  • The GOP Can Keep Their California Puppets

    05/18/2014 5:38:38 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    finance.townhall.com ^ | 5/18/14 | Ann-Marie Murell
    “He was the political figure all politicians fear:the moralist who cannot bear to let any wrong deed go undenounced.As a politician he had the fatal defect of the totally honest man:He insisted on the truth even when the truth was most inconvenient.”Introduction to George Orwell’s Animal Farm by Russell Baker In 2010 billionaire Meg Whitman ran for governor of California. Whitman had everything going for her; she was a former successful businesswoman, and despite being a little “squishy” on immigration and other issues she had the backing of the establishment GOP.Naturally I wanted to do my civic duties and help...
  • Republicans worry over California governor’s race

    05/19/2014 11:07:06 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/19/14 | Reid Wilson
    Top California Republican strategists are becoming increasingly nervous about a race the party almost certainly cannot win. There is little hope that whichever Republican makes it through the Golden State’s top-two primary June 3 can beat Gov. Jerry Brown (D). The state’s economy is rebounding, revenues are surpassing expectations, Brown’s approval ratings are strong and his campaign war chest is flush with cash. But Republicans are concerned by Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R), an arch-conservative who takes a hard line on social issues, especially on immigration, and has a penchant for making offensive statements. With Donnelly at the top of the...
  • The hushed voice of the moderate Republican

    09/25/2014 5:33:57 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 28 replies
    stamfordadvocate.com ^ | 9/24/14 | Carla Wallach
    It is depressing being a member of a vanishing breed but that is what I am. Hopefully they're not dead but hibernating like polar bears especially now that midterm elections are coming up. I refer to moderate Republicans, remember them? They've dropped out, disappeared, like senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Christine Todd Whitman, Colin Powell, John McCain (in his earlier days and probably still secretly) and others who once brought their sane wisdom to the table. But where is the next generation? Now and then there seems to be a voice in the wilderness like Neel Kashkari in California...
  • A Call to Arms for Tea Party Republicans and RINO's Alike

    06/07/2014 2:49:42 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 36 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 7, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    As the 2014 primary season draws to a close and focus shifts to the November general elections, the GOP is poised to capitalize on a demoralized Democratic Party, beset by scandal and a legislative agenda that has been largely proven a failure in improving the lives of Americans both nationally and on state and local levels. With most polls pointing to huge gains for the party of Lincoln, including a better than even-money shot at taking the Senate, Democrats have little to pin their hopes to other than an escalation of inner-party turmoil in the so-called GOP "civil war." This...
  • Senators: Use Federal Capital to Make Loans ('redistribute' specific proportion of capital)

    10/28/2008 5:33:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 1 replies · 267+ views
    Financial Planning .com ^ | 10/24/08 | Stacy Kaper
    Senators: Use Federal Capital to Make LoansAmerican Banker By Stacy Kaper October 24, 2008 Several Senate Banking Committee members pressured the Treasury Department on Thursday to require banks that receive an emergency capital injection to use the funds for lending activities and foreclosure prevention. During a hearing on regulatory responses to the crisis, lawmakers said there are concerns that bankers will sit on the added cash. "Why did Treasury not attach a requirement to increase lending as a price for receiving government money?" asked Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama, the committee's senior Republican. Lawmakers also used the hearing to press...
  • Obama's lobbyist curbs are political, watchdog told

    09/01/2009 10:13:02 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 3 replies · 266+ views
    Washington Times ^ | SEPTEMBER 1, 2009 | Kara Rowland
    A former Treasury official has told the watchdog for the $700 billion Wall Street bailout program that President Obama's promise to restrict lobbyist access to the bailout was made purely for political reasons. Months after the administration's pledge, the lobbyist rules haven't been implemented and Neel Kashkari, the one-time czar of the agency's Troubled Asset Relief Program, told the office of the special inspector general for TARP that the pledge to craft safeguards against lobbyist influence was a defensive move. "Mr. Kashkari believed that this statement was purely for political reasons with Obama's new entering administration, and that there was...
  • Paulson Adviser To Oversee Rescue (Former Goldman Sachs Executive)

    10/06/2008 11:05:20 AM PDT · by Fox_Mulder77 · 29 replies · 692+ views
    Washington Post ^ | October 6, 2008 | David Cho
    The Treasury Department plans to tap Neel Kashkari, an assistant secretary of international affairs and a former Goldman Sachs banker, to oversee the government's $700 billion financial rescue program, sources familiar with the situation said yesterday. Kashkari has been a close adviser to Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. on the credit crisis and helped draft the legislation for the massive rescue plan. He is expected to run the program on an interim basis until the Treasury finds a permanent head, according to sources who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment. Kashkari's replacement would...
  • My Picks For Californias Primary

    06/03/2014 8:59:05 AM PDT · by OneVike · 28 replies
    6/3/14 | OneVike
    My Statewide Choices: California Governor ;Tim Donnelly Donnelly is a Republican State Assemblyman who deserves your vote. He is not as smooth-talking as other politicians, but he believes in Constitutionally-limited government and wants to apply the Constitution according to its original intent, per the Federalist Papers and other historical writings of its Framers. If you are considering Neel Kashkari for Governor, wake up and smell the coffee. Not only did this idiot support and vote for Obama against John McCain in 2008, but he is being pushed by the Republican establishment. He's a big-government RINO who even endorsed Sharia Law...
  • Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism

    06/13/2014 9:46:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 46 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN
    Chris Christie Rebuts Perry Comparison of Homosexuality To Alcoholism MARK Z. BARABAK, CHRIS MEGERIAN New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie takes questions at San Francisco flower shop GOP's Chris Christie pays a visit Facebook headquarters in California New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who signed legislation barring "gay conversion therapy" in his state, said Friday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's comparison of homosexuality to alcoholism was wrong. "I disagree with him, and I don't believe that's an apt analogy," Christie said during a San Francisco appearance alongside Neel Kashkari, the GOP candidate for California governor. Christie was appearing with Kashkari in his...
  • Pete Wilson blasts Tim Donnelly, saying he would damage GOP (another moderate heard from!)

    05/17/2014 6:19:45 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 11 replies
    sacbee.com ^ | 5/15/14
    Former Gov. Pete Wilson urged California Republicans on Thursday not to support Tim Donnelly, the party's frontrunner in the gubernatorial race, saying his theatrics and personal controversies would drag down other Republicans on the ballot in the fall. "Keeping public focus on the real and important issues facing California will require a candidate who does not have to defend Tim Donnelly's bizarre votes and statements or his irresponsible personal behavior," Wilson said in a letter first published on the conservative blog FlashReport.org. "With Tim Donnelly on the ballot, it would be a losing campaign, risking injury to our party and...
  • Establishment Republican ahead in Calif.

    06/02/2014 1:23:28 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 20 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 6/2/14 | Cameron Joseph
    Establishment Republican Neel Kashkari (R) has pulled ahead of controversial California state Assemblyman Tim Donnelly (R) ahead of Tuesday's all-party primary, according to a new poll conducted for the Los Angeles Times. ADVERTISEMENT Kashkari leads Donnelly among likely voters with 18 percent of the vote to 13 percent, the first time the former assistant Treasury secretary has had a lead in the Republican field. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) was at 50 percent in the live-caller poll, conducted for the Times and the University of Southern California by Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research. Some Republicans have been panicked about having Donnelly...
  • (vanity) CA FReepers: Who are you supporting in the upcoming Primary?

    05/26/2014 3:30:14 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 10 replies
    5/26/14 | marty f
    How are FReepers voting this coming Primary? My ballot shows a bunch of R's I've never heard of: GOVERNOR: Alma Marie Winston Andrew Blount Glenn Champ Neel Kashkari Tom Donnelly Richar William Aguirre LT. GOVERNOR: Ron Nehring George Yang David Fennell SEC'Y OF STATE Pete Peterson Roy Allmond SEC'Y OF STATE Pete Peterson Roy Allmond CONTROLLER David Evans Ashley Swearengen TREASURER Greg Conlon AG Phil Wyman David King John Haggerty Ronald Gold INSURANCE COMMISSIONER Ted Gaines STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION James E. Theis US REPRESENTATIVE Oscar Alejandro Braun Richard B. Fox Bruce Anderson STATE ASSEMBLY Palmer Kain (again)