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  • Bodies Needed: Town Hall on Illegal Immigration (San Diego Area)

    08/10/2005 4:58:11 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 57 replies · 1,762+ views
    Roger Hedgecock Show ^ | 10 August 2005 | Roger Hedgecock Show
  • CA: When Will They Ever Learn (Ray Haynes on Healthcare)

    08/08/2005 11:10:59 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 2 replies · 383+ views ^ | 8/5/05 | Assemblyman Ray Haynes
    Sometimes I really hate being right. Look at my website. On September 17, 2004 (“Oops, Government Does It Again”) and June 6, 2003 (“We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help You”) both predicted massive increases in health care premiums and huge increases in the uninsured from continued regulation of health care financing, principally regulation of health insurance. This week, the Insurance Commissioner, an advocate for socialized medicine, wrote a report, which he called “Priced Out,” showing that insurance premiums have increased 61 per cent, and the number of uninsured has increased to 6.6 million Californians. He blames insurance...
  • Guarding U.S.-Mexico border could require strong initiative

    07/24/2005 9:42:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies · 752+ views
    Valley Press on ^ | Sunday, July 24, 2005. | LISA WAHLA HOWARD
    If the state is to form its own police force to guard the U.S.-Mexico border, it will be up to citizens to make it happen. No, not via a force of civilian volunteers like the Minuteman Project, but through the signature-collecting initiative process. State Assemblyman Ray Haynes' (R-Murrieta) proposed constitutional amendment to create a force called the California Border Police was killed in the Legislature, but the initiative just went into circulation after its ballot title and summary were approved by the state attorney general. The Antelope Valley's representatives support the effort, with state Sen. George Runner (R-Lancaster) and Assemblywoman...
  • California: A bunch of drunken sailors [budget is a "disaster in the making"]

    07/12/2005 7:55:29 AM PDT · by John Jorsett · 22 replies · 425+ views
    California Public Policy Foundation ^ | July 12, 2005 | Ray Haynes
    Double-digit spending increase shows Democrats learn nothing from history. Is California destinied to repeat it? I guess they just can’t help themselves. They certainly don’t learn from history. I am talking, of course, of the Legislative majority. This year’s budget is a disaster in the making. I hope I am wrong, and the disaster never occurs, but certainly the seeds for a future disaster have been planted, and the current legislative majority is responsible. They are spending money like a bunch of drunken sailors, again. According to the Legislative Analyst Office (September 22, 2004), last year’s budget (the 2004-05 spending...
  • Treasonous but Gutless

    07/06/2005 3:15:03 PM PDT · by television is just wrong · 4 replies · 406+ views
    By Mark Andrew Dwyer - July 6, 2005 A majority of California lawmakers work hard to give away as much of the Golden State and its budget to illegal aliens as they can. But they don't have guts to openly say so. They will deceitfully seek all kinds of phony excuses to cover up for their de facto refusal to represent majority of California voters, that only those brainwashed in California public schools and universities and those with substandard IQ will buy. As reported by the Associated Press [1], "[t]he Judiciary Committee [of California Assembly] voted 4-2 to turn down...
  • CA: Panel rejects illegal immigration measures (Border Police and denial of benefits for illegals)

    07/06/2005 10:32:10 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 23 replies · 577+ views
    AP - Contra Costa Times ^ | Jul. 06, 2005 | Steve Lawrence
    SACRAMENTO - An Assembly committee on Tuesday rejected proposed constitutional amendments seeking to deny a series of benefits to illegal immigrants and create a state border police force, but both could resurface next year as ballot initiatives. The Judiciary Committee voted 4-2 to turn down an amendment by Assemblyman Mark Wyland, R-Vista, that would prevent illegal immigrants from receiving any health care or social services not required by federal law. The committee also voted 5-2 to reject an amendment by Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Temecula, that would create a state border police force to supplement federal efforts to enforce immigration laws,...
  • A State Border Patrol Wouldn't Be Out Of Bounds (George "Slumberin'" Skelton Alert)

    05/24/2005 12:52:26 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 1 replies · 205+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 05/23/05 | George Skelton
    "We conservatives believe government has one legitimate function — public safety. Protecting the border is public safety." The border police force also would enforce ignored laws that ostensibly forbid the hiring of illegal immigrants. For farm labor, Haynes supports a temporary guest worker program. "People coming into this country now are exploited at every level," he says. "They're exploited by traffickers, they're exploited by a large chunk of employers, they're victims of crime they can't report because they're afraid of being caught." Haynes is under no illusion that the Legislature will pass his measure. So he's aiming for a ballot...
  • Alien flees after cop dies

    05/12/2005 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 32 replies · 1,398+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | Valerie Richardson
    Raul Garcia-Gomez, 19, is suspected of shooting two Denver police officers at about 1 a.m. Sunday after they refused to let him re-enter a baptismal party. Detective Donald Young, 44, died at the scene after being shot from behind three times in the back and head.
  • California border police proposed

    05/12/2005 12:09:55 AM PDT · by GOPXtreme20 · 8 replies · 360+ views ^ | May 12, 2005
    INVASION USA California border police proposed Ballot initiative would establish new agency to enforce immigration law-------------------------------------------------------- Posted: May 12, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 A proposed ballot measure in California would establish a new California border police to enforce federal immigration law. The initiative's author, state Sen. Ray Haynes, a Republican, hopes the initiative will gain enough signatures to qualify for the ballot next year. An anti-illegal immigration group, Rescue California, is helping to promote the measure, which is titled "California Border Police Act." Promoters say a federal law passed in 1996 authorizes states to enforce federal...
  • Calif. panels reject gay marriage ban

    05/10/2005 6:30:07 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies · 510+ views
    AP ^ | 5/10/5 | STEVE LAWRENCE
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Two legislative committees on Tuesday rejected a constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriages and strip away a long list of rights granted to domestic partners in recent years. The Assembly and Senate Judiciary Committees both rejected an amendment offered by Republican Assemblyman Ray Haynes, who claimed the proposal would strengthen the intent of voters who approved a ballot measure five years ago that prevents the state from recognizing gay marriages performed elsewhere. Other laws bar same-sex marriages from taking place in California. Conservative groups immediately said they would try to gather the nearly 600,000 signatures required...
  • Immigrants in Tennessee Issued Certificates to Drive

    05/09/2005 7:53:28 AM PDT · by Crackingham · 14 replies · 1,202+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 9, 2005 | Shaila Dewan
    Behind the counter at the busy Hart Lane driver testing center here, Rosa King looked over the man's fistful of documents, including a Mexican birth certificate and a separate, typewritten English translation. The translation, Ms. King explained in Spanish, was not exact enough. It would have to be redone. When the man returned, he would be eligible for a card bearing his photograph, date of birth, height, eye color and the words "Not Valid for Identification." Tennessee is one of only two states that issue two different driver's permits: a license, for citizens and permanent residents; and a certificate for...
  • American Citizen Barred From Pro-Illegal Immigration Rally; Assaulted, Then Detained By Police

    05/08/2005 9:27:10 AM PDT · by suspects · 92 replies · 3,229+ views
    630 WMAL ^ | May 8, 2005 | Michael Graham
    When opponents of the “Real ID” legislation announced a rally for illegal immigrants and their allies in Montgomery County, MD, there was one immigration-related group I was absolutely certain would not show up: The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the people responsible for actually enforcing our immigration laws. Casa de Maryland and others claimed 5,000 people would gather on Saturday to protest the “Real ID” Act working its way through Congress, and many of these people would be illegal immigrants themselves, we were told. If I were looking for immigration criminals, it’s exactly where I would be. That’s why...
  • Immigrant Groups Fight License Bill

    05/07/2005 9:31:55 AM PDT · by seastay · 37 replies · 1,026+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | May 6, 2005 | Ray Rivera
    Latino and immigrant support groups are mobilizing against the proposed Real ID Act, a federal law that would prohibit states from issuing driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. Immigrant support groups say Real ID would make roads less safe and could erode national security, not improve it. "It will make millions of people that live in our nation hide even more," said Gustavo Torres, executive director of Casa de Maryland, a Latino advocacy group. "They are going to keep driving, keep working, but now they are going to be even more scared to participate in our society, to cooperate with police...
  • "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP

    05/06/2005 6:18:42 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 93 replies · 2,716+ views
    The New American ^ | May 7, 2005 | William Norman Grigg
    "Congressman Reconquista": Immigration Reformers Not Welcome In GOP by William Norman Grigg May 7, 2005 According to Utah Congressman Chris Cannon, a shameless flack for the illegal immigrant lobby, those committed to protecting our borders cannot be true Republicans. During a May 4 Washington, D.C. forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, Representative Chris Cannon (R-Utah), a congressional point man for the Bush administration’s illegal immigrant amnesty proposal, suggested that fellow Republican congressman Tom Tancredo of Colorado "ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party," reported the Rocky Mountain News. While Rep. Tancredo, like most politicians, has a lot to...
  • Illegals flow into Arizona like water through a broken dam

    05/07/2005 5:09:05 AM PDT · by billorites · 225 replies · 3,903+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | May 7, 2005 | Renee Downing
    LIKE MANY other southern Arizonans, I am deeply grateful to the few dozen vigilantes calling themselves Minutemen who set up camp along the Arizona-Mexico border last month. That few people around here were much impressed with a bunch of retirees in camouflage playing soldier, and that there turned out to be almost as many reporters as patriots on the ground, was irrelevant: We were just thrilled by the publicity. We’ve been trying to get the rest of the country to notice what’s going on down here for years. U.S. immigration policy has turned the Arizona desert between Tucson and the...
  • Zogby: Americans fed up on illegal aliens. Majority against Bush plan, 81% want cops to help feds

    05/06/2005 5:08:06 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 87 replies · 1,856+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | May 6, 2005
    A new opinion poll by Zogby International indicates Americans are hardly pleased with the Bush administration on the subject of illegal immigration. The poll, cited on CNN's "Lou Dobbs Tonight" program yesterday, noted a huge majority – 81 percent – believes local and state police should help federal authorities enforce laws against illegal immigration. Only 14 percent disagreed. Voters were also asked, "Do you support or oppose the Bush administration's proposal to give millions of illegal aliens guest worker status and the opportunity to become citizens?" Only 35 percent gave their support, and 56 percent said no. "A majority opposed...
  • Backdoor license plan (CA: Bill would protect illegal immigrant drivers' cars from impound lot)

    05/06/2005 6:34:37 AM PDT · by JesseJane · 33 replies · 1,971+ views
    L.A. Daily News ^ | May 06, 2005 | Harrison Sheppard/Sacramento Bureau
    Friday, May 06, 2005 - SACRAMENTO -- Stymied in his efforts to allow illegal immigrants to get driver's licenses, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, has found a backdoor way around the ban with a proposal that would exempt undocumented motorists from vehicle-impound laws. Under current law, for 30 days police can impound the vehicle of a motorist caught driving without a valid license. Cedillo's bill would exempt those who don't have a license simply because they are not legal U.S. residents. Cedillo said law enforcement resources should be dedicated to going after serious driving offenses such as drunk driving, not...
  • More heat for Tancredo; Rep. Cannon doubts whether Coloradan should be in GOP

    05/05/2005 4:48:29 PM PDT · by mondoman · 151 replies · 2,417+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 5/5/2005 | M.E. Sprengelmeyer
    WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Tancredo ought to reconsider his membership in the Republican Party, a Utah congressman said Wednesday after the two GOP lawmakers put an intraparty rift over immigration policy on full public display. "I think he ought to consider his views and decide whether they're consistent with the Republican Party," Rep. Chris Cannon, R-Utah, said of the Colorado congressman after the two clashed repeatedly during a forum sponsored by the Latino Coalition, a Hispanic business group. Advertisement Cannon, a leading proponent of President Bush's proposed guest- worker program, has had a running feud with Tancredo, an opponent of...
  • IBD: Mexicans Still Think They Own the U.S.

    05/05/2005 1:56:32 PM PDT · by conservativecorner · 191 replies · 3,670+ views
    Newsmax ^ | May 6, 2005 | Jim Meyers
    Many Hispanic activists, Mexican citizens and perhaps even members of the Mexican government believe the American Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico. They refuse to accept the legality of the U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845, the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo following the Mexican-American War, which gave large parts of Mexico to the U.S., or the 1852 Gadsden Purchase of Mexican territory now in Arizona and New Mexico. Story Continues Below A Zogby poll found that 58 percent of Mexicans agreed with the statement, "The territory of the Southwest U.S. rightfully belongs to Mexico," and therefore they believe they don't...
  • Illegal Mexican Alien gets 5 years to life for boss's murder in Utah

    05/05/2005 10:35:23 AM PDT · by rface · 29 replies · 1,130+ views
    The Daily Herald (Utah) ^ | May 04, 2005 | Michael Rigert
    An illegal alien, Hernandez will be deported from the country at the end of his prison term for murdering his boss at a Utah job site ....... Some form of closure came Tuesday for two families as a man convicted of murdering his boss at a Lehi job site was sentenced to five years to life at the Utah State Prison. Jesus Hernandez, 34, pleaded guilty in March to shooting and killing his employer, Joseph Crummy, 38, of Salt Lake City, on Jan. 9, 2004, over a labor dispute at the Traverse Mountain development in Lehi. Crummy's widow, Brenda, and...
  • Gang follows illegal aliens

    05/05/2005 10:58:26 AM PDT · by JZelle · 61 replies · 1,562+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-5-05 | Jon Ward
    The violent MS-13 -- or Mara Salvatrucha -- street gang is following the migratory routes of illegal aliens across the country, FBI officials say, calling the Salvadoran gang the new American mafia. MS-13, which has a significant presence in the Washington area, and other gangs are spreading into small towns and suburbs by following illegal aliens seeking work in places such as Providence, R.I., and the Carolinas, FBI task force director Robert Clifford said. "The migrant moves and the gang follows," said Mr. Clifford, director of the agency's MS-13 National Gang Task Force. "If you follow the construction trade, this...
  • Deportation sought for couple in West Toledo U.S. says pair here illegally since 1996

    05/05/2005 10:14:09 AM PDT · by iconoclast · 76 replies · 1,187+ views
    Blade staff writer ^ | March 26, 2005 | By ROBIN ERB
    In the predawn semidarkness of a small West Toledo apartment, Dae and Yung Jung stumbled toward the thumping at their front door. Seconds later, officers in dark jackets emblazoned with Homeland Security crammed into the couple's living room demanding passports and drivers' licenses. Mrs. Jung was escorted to jail. Upstairs, the couple's son, Andrew, hid, stunned and baffled. Now, five weeks later, immigration officials still press for Yung and Dae Jung's deportation to their native land, South Korea. But the couple - Dae Jung is a sushi chef; Yung Jung is a longtime school volunteer - are finding that their...
  • Group to promote immigration rewrite

    05/05/2005 10:00:12 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 26 replies · 630+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | Hernán Rozemberg
    A national pro-immigrant organization composed of religious, labor and union groups, to be unveiled today in San Antonio, is to call on leading Texas politicians to quit debating and enact laws giving legal work and residency to undocumented immigrants. The Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform will start in Texas and is to expand to other border states and the rest of the nation, said Luis Figueroa, an attorney with the San Antonio office of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. It was formed now because changing the country's current immigration system is expected to be a top issue...
  • Measure Aims for a Separate Border Patrol for California

    05/05/2005 9:30:10 AM PDT · by kellynla · 13 replies · 472+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | May 5, 2005 | Ed Mendel
    SACRAMENTO – A new state police agency to patrol the border and crack down on businesses that hire illegal immigrants would be created by an initiative filed yesterday, adding to the debate over the emotional issue. The proposal from a conservative group comes after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger praised the controversial Minuteman Project and as Congress considers new restrictions sparked by terrorism concerns. The "California Border Police Act" is being pushed by Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, and Rescue California, a group advocating tougher border enforcement. But neither could estimate the cost of creating a police force and special prison facilities. But...
  • Texas sheriffs want better border security

    05/05/2005 8:06:46 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 21 replies · 714+ views
    Houston ^ | May 5, 2005 | Associated Press
    LAREDO — The threat of another September 11-style attack and spreading gang violence have united Texas sheriffs along the Mexican border to seek more federal money for security. Members of the Texas Border Sheriffs' Coalition formed Wednesday said rural counties need more resources to fight national problems.
  • California Assemblyman (Haynes) Submits Initiative to Form "California Border Police"

    05/04/2005 11:39:08 AM PDT · by StoneColdGOP · 89 replies · 1,671+ views
    Rescue California ^ | May 4, 2005
    SACRAMENTO, CA: California State Assemblyman Ray Haynes (R-Riverside County) will submit language to the Attorney General tomorrow for a landmark statewide initiative that would establish a separate state police force to patrol California’s international border. Known as the “California Border Police Initiative”, the measure is the first of its kind in the nation. “The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step up and take matters into our own hands,” said Assemblyman Haynes. “This initiative establishes a separate and distinct state police force, much like the Highway Patrol, charged with...
  • State immigration police force proposed

    05/05/2005 7:59:35 AM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 10 replies · 472+ views ^ | Thursday, May 5, 2005 | WILLIAM FINN BENNETT
    Saying, "We cannot wait any longer for the feds to get the job done," state Assemblyman Ray Haynes, R-Murrieta, called Wednesday for the formation of a state police force to patrol California's border with Mexico. The announcement came as Haynes sent the initial draft of the "California Border Police Initiative" to the state attorney general's office Wednesday, a first step toward getting the measure on the ballot in June 2006.
  • California Border Patrol Is Proposed (Schwarzenegger "not commenting")

    05/05/2005 2:24:30 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 51 replies · 787+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 5, 2005 | Robert Salladay
    SACRAMENTO — California would create its own border patrol of more than 1,000 officers and volunteers under a possible 2006 ballot initiative introduced Wednesday by conservative activists and a state assemblyman. The California Border Police Act was submitted to Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer for legal review Wednesday, the first step in getting it qualified for next year's June ballot. Its main sponsor is Assemblyman Ray Haynes, a Republican from Murrieta, who must collect 600,000 valid signatures for the initiative to qualify. "The federal government has proven itself incapable of securing our borders, so it is time for Californians to step...
  • CA: A Parliament Of Fools - California’s broken and dysfunctional Legislature…

    03/15/2005 8:50:16 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 618+ views ^ | 3/15/05 | Ray Haynes
    Most people don’t actually know what goes on in the California State Legislature. In fact, most stories about what actually happens “under the dome” in Sacramento are met with incredulity. No way could that happen, I am told. I must be exaggerating to embarrass the Democrats. This week saw the beginning of hearings on legislation in Sacramento. Of course, we have been in session for two months, but we are just now actually beginning to consider new ideas for laws from our elected officials. I wish we would be in session for six months before we did anything, because you...
  • CA: Governor Gridlock (Moonbeam Brown's Legacy)

    02/16/2005 10:58:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 358+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/16/05 | Ray Haynes
    Through most of the 1960s, Gov. Pat Brown undertook the construction of a world-class freeway system in California and, by the time he left office in 1967, California had planned for and begun construction on that system. Gov. Ronald Reagan continued the construction, and improved on Brown's plan. Then, like a Suburban in a SigAlert, California road-building came to a grinding halt. In the 1970s, under the throes of the "progressive" leadership of Gov. Jerry Brown and his leftist friends in the Legislature, the state began a new course. Freeways were passé; mass transit and government land-use planning were the...
  • CA: Good Intentions And The Roads They Make

    02/09/2005 8:45:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 355+ views ^ | 2/9/05 | Ray Haynes
    In the 1930s, the government decided to take on the task of building all the roads on which we traveled. In the 1950s, Governor Pat Brown undertook the construction of a world class freeway system in California, and by the time he left office, California had planned for and begun construction on that system. Ronald Reagan continued the construction, and improved on Governor Pat Brown’s plan. Then, like a Suburban in a sig-alert, California came to a grinding halt. In the 1970s, under the throes of the “progressive” leadership of Governor Jerry Brown and his leftist friends in the Legislature,...
  • California -- The Backwater State

    11/20/2004 6:08:53 PM PST · by El Oviedo · 11 replies · 648+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | November 17, 2004 | Ray Haynes
    I know a lot of people who are stuck in the 1960’s. They look back at that time of free love, Jimi Hendrix, and the socialist utopia. They long for the socialist utopia they thought was possible then, not thinking that their view of this socialist utopia was somewhat colored by the chemicals that altered their thought patterns in those days. The only problem with these people, who see the long-haired, peacenik of 1968 as the ideal citizen, is that they are now the Democrat majority in the state legislature. Most people don’t know this, but I actually used to...
  • Assemblyman Hayes: Those ''Girlie-Men'' in Sacramento

    08/01/2004 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Ramonan · 2 replies · 404+ views ^ | July 30, 2004 | Ray Haynes
    Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger showed up at the Ontario Mills Mall in Ontario, California, and referred to John Burton and Fabian Nunez as ''girlie-men.'' He said that they did not have the ''guts'' to stand up in front of the people of the state of California and be honest about their intentions in the budget discussions. For those of us who were worried that the governor might be making too many concessions to the tax-and-spend crowd, this sudden turn of events was heartening. First, the governor can actually make fun of himself, stealing the ''girlie-man'' line from the old Saturday Night...
  • CA: A fraud of an anti-fraud program

    03/31/2004 7:45:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 1 replies · 120+ views
    OC Register ^ | 3/31/04 | Ray Haynes
    <p>I have been losing my hair since I joined the California Legislature. It is not because of age; it is because of frustration. The more I hear about government, the more frustrated I get, and the more hair I lose.</p> <p>Let me give you an example.</p>
  • CA: Behind the budget pleas: waste

    03/24/2004 8:49:19 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 189+ views
    OC Register ^ | 3/24/04 | Ray Haynes
    <p>What a field day for the heat. A thousand people in the street. A-singin' songs and carryin' signs. Mostly say, "Don't you dare cut any of our programs!"</p> <p>With apologies to Buffalo Springfield, the annual summer budget fight has started early in Sacramento. Welfare mothers, students and many others are showing up at the Capitol to beg us lawmakers to give them your money.</p>
  • CA: Fear and Budgeting. Program administrators use human suffering to protect phoney-baloney jobs.

    03/23/2004 9:21:19 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 4 replies · 162+ views
    California Public Policy Foundation ^ | March 23, 2004 | Ray Haynes
    What a field-day for the heat. A thousand people in the street. A-singin’ songs and carryin’ signs. Mostly say, “Don’t you dare cut any of our programs!” With apologies to Buffalo Springfield, the annual summer budget fight has started early in Sacramento. Welfare mothers, students, and a myriad of others are showing up at the capitol to beg us lawmakers to give them your money. Except: the story is mostly false. Most of these people are scared into protesting by people who make money from the system. Welfare bureaucrats, union bosses (who profit from the dues public employees pay), and...
  • California: Anarchy in Oz. Lockyer’s selective law enforcement

    03/01/2004 10:54:06 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 3 replies · 148+ views
    Every once in a while, I know I have entered the Land of Oz. Witness the controversy over homosexual “marriage.” Last week San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom called the comments by the president of the United States regarding the illegal assault on marriage in San Francisco “disgraceful.” Rosie O’Donnell even called his statement “hateful”! What? The mayor breaks the law — the president says that is wrong — and it is the president who is disgraceful? What universe is that from? Whether it is L. Frank Baum or George Orwell, we have certainly entered a land created in the mind...
  • Kissing Jobs Goodbye in California (by Ray Haynes)

    02/25/2004 10:05:43 PM PST · by calcowgirl · 27 replies · 196+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | February 26, 2004 | Ray Haynes
    Ask friends of yours who happen to own their own large or small business, what has happened to their worker's compensation premiums in the last three years. Every one that I have spoken to has told me that his rates have at least doubled, and most businessmen have seen a 300 or 400 percent increases. This problem has been around for at least two years, since ex-Governor Davis increased worker's compensation benefits in March 2002. Soon thereafter, insurance rates began to skyrocket. For those who do not know, worker's compensation insurance pays for workers who are injured ''on the job.''...
  • Conflict-of-Interest Budgeting - Get rid of the 2/3 supermajority and get ready for more taxes...

    02/03/2004 6:01:19 PM PST · by ParsifalCA · 2 replies · 161+ views ^ | 2/3/04 | Ray Haynes
    Conflict-of-Interest Budgeting Get rid of the 2/3 supermajority and get ready for more taxes... [Ray Haynes] 2/3/04 SCENARIO 1 “Assemblyman Smith, vote for this budget, and our union will write you a check for $15,000. Not to your campaign – to you personally. Buy a new car, get your wife a Louis Vuitton purse, get braces for your kids—we don’t care. Just vote for this budget and the money is yours. I know you don’t like the new taxes and spending, but I can make it worth your while.” SCENARIO 2 “I don’t care if there are taxes in this...
  • Ray Haynes Memorandum

    01/26/2004 9:28:13 PM PST · by LaraCroft · 3 replies · 137+ views
    The Monday Memorandum | 1-26-2004 | Ray Haynes
    MONDAY MORNING MEMORANDUM By Assemblyman Ray Haynes January 26, 2004 Mr. Really-Liberal-California Politician It's Super Bowl time, when all the new commercials come out. Have you seen those Real Men of Genius/Real American Hero series of commercials, celebrating Mr. Way-Too-Much-Cologne Wearer or Mr. Giant-Taco-Salad Inventor? Well, they missed one. So, to help out those Madison-Avenue types who missed this obvious set of geniuses, I offer up a salute to those California legislators we can affectionately refer to as Mr. Really-Liberal-California Politician. Hey-Mr. Really-Liberal-California Politician. We know that you are real men of genius. You, who took a thriving California economy...
  • CA: Lockyer’s Hot Air Lawsuit. Politicians use bad science to push people around, eliminate jobs.

    12/23/2003 6:41:13 AM PST · by John Jorsett · 9 replies · 185+ views
    California Public Policy Foundation ^ | December 23, 2003 | Ray Haynes
    Politicians whining about global warming make me suspicious. Since most of us politicians (at least around an election) are little more than hot air anyway, it could be argued we are more responsible for global warming than you are. So, when I read that several elected state attorneys general were suing the federal government to get more regulations over more of our life to “do something” about “global warming,” I got worried. These 11 attorneys general (including California’s Bill Lockyer) want the Environmental Protection Agency to enact stringent new rules on emissions into the atmosphere. With variations in details, all...
  • Lockyer’s Hot Air Lawsuit (Global Warming Hooey)

    12/23/2003 10:26:07 AM PST · by ElkGroveDan · 4 replies · 151+ views
    California Political Review ^ | 12/23/2003 | Assemblyman Ray Haynes
    Politicians use bad science as an excuse to push people around and eliminate jobs. Assemblyman Ray Haynes represents California’s 66th Assembly District. Politicians whining about global warming make me suspicious. Since most of us politicians (at least around an election) are little more than hot air anyway, it could be argued we are more responsible for global warming than you are. So, when I read that several elected state attorneys general were suing the federal government to get more regulations over more of our life to “do something” about “global warming,” I got worried. These 11 attorneys general (including California’s...
  • Ray Haynes: Schwarzenegger Learns How Democrats Negotiates

    12/17/2003 10:27:22 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 67 replies · 115+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | Dec. 18, 2003 | Ray Haynes
    Governor Schwarzenegger learned an important lesson this last week. He came to Sacramento with a desire to ''negotiate'' a ''bipartisan'' solution to our budget crisis. He honestly believed that this ''bipartisan'' solution was possible. He even proposed a ''bipartisan'' solution to the crisis. The Democrats then threw his ''bipartisan'' solution in the trash can, and told the world he ''refused to negotiate.'' Welcome to Sacramento, Governor. Let me explain. For each of the past three years, Democrats have spent $8 billion more than they have received in revenue. In the 2001-02 budget, this was not a problem, because the state...
  • Breaking News: Inside Arnold's Winning Campaign [Ray Haynes Alert!]

    10/10/2003 10:39:25 PM PDT · by ambrose · 109 replies · 266+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 10-10-03 | John Berlau
    Insight on the News - Politics Issue: 10/14/03 Breaking News: Inside Arnold's Winning Campaign By John Berlau Arnold Schwarzenegger's victory in the California gubernatorial recall election was stunning. It was solid. But it was not inevitable. After getting off to a rocky start with many GOP activists, Schwarzenegger and his advisers retooled the campaign, running fiscally to the right and actively courting conservatives. As a result, observers say, he was able to motivate the party faithful as well as expand the Republican base. "He went out of his way to unify the party on conservative themes," says California Assemblyman Ray...
  • Arnold Wins Backing of Conservatives Eager for GOP Victory

    10/05/2003 10:00:46 PM PDT · by FairOpinion · 23 replies · 234+ views
    CrossWalk ^ | Oct. 6, 2003 | Robert B. Bluey
    ( - Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger has created a rift among conservatives in California. While some are willing to accept the actor's liberal social views for a GOP victory, others fear he might damage the party's pro-family agenda. As voters prepare to cast their ballots Tuesday in the Golden State's recall election, conservatives remain divided between Schwarzenegger, who has moderate to liberal social views, and state Sen. Tom McClintock, a staunch conservative Republican. With the campaign winding down, however, some conservatives have come to grips with Schwarzenegger's views as long as he is able to defeat Democrat Lt. Gov....
  • Ray Haynes Endorses the Recall

    09/29/2003 5:30:13 PM PDT · by LaraCroft · 69 replies · 608+ views
    Email message from CA Assembly District 66 | September 29, 2003 | Ray Haynes
    To my fellow conservatives: By now you may have heard that I have endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger for Governor. I have received a variety of responses to that decision, some good, and some bad. I understand them all, and I believe each of you need to know the reason I made this decision. It was not lightly made, and the result of a lot of discussion, thought and prayer. I take my role as a conservative in the legislature seriously, and my endorsement means something to me. I don't give it away lightly, and I do so only when I believe...
  • Leader of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy

    08/25/2003 6:50:23 PM PDT · by LaraCroft · 14 replies · 142+ views
    The Monday Memorandum ^ | 08-22-03 | Ray Haynes
    This last week, Governor Davis claimed that Republicans caused the electricity crisis, Republicans caused the budget crisis, and now, that “what is happening here is part of an ongoing national effort to steal elections they cannot win.” He said the recall is part of this national effort--a “right wing power grab” to seize control of the Governor’s office with “just a handful of voters.” I’m afraid he’s on to me. It’s me, or at least, I think it’s me, that the Governor is accusing of this right wing power grab. I reach that conclusion based on the following facts: (a)...
  • Calif. Gov. Davis to sign SB682 gun control measure (email alert)

    09/24/2002 10:46:15 PM PDT · by SteveH · 42 replies · 478+ views
    email | 9/24/2002 | JTG email
    Gun folks, Bad news--It appears certain that Governor Gray Davis will sign SB 682 and AB 496 noon tomorrow at the San Francisco Hall of Justice. In the article I've copied immediately below, Governor Davis' office refuses to comment on whether they will or won't. Strangely, the people from the Brady Campaign seem to know exactly what is happening, as you can see from their alert I've pasted below the Bee Article. Why would it be that a special interest group would be told the details of a bill signing ceremony, but not the public? It is a public building,...