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  • Cuccinelli Health-Care Suit Gets Support in Court

    10/05/2010 3:59:20 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 16 replies
    Richmond Times- Dispatch ^ | October 5, 2010 | Jim Nolan
    A Sacramento-based legal group has joined Virginia’s battle against the federal health care overhaul, filing an amicus brief in federal court in Richmond supporting the argument being advanced by Virginia Attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. The Pacific Legal Foundation “friend of the court” brief argues, like Cuccinelli, that the insurance mandate provision of the new health care law violates the Constitution’s Commerce Clause by ordering individual citizens to buy a good or service or face a fine.
  • 912 Rally in Sacramento Pictures

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  • Sacramento interfaith leaders plan 9/11 'blessing of peace' on Quran (Mega-Barf)

    09/11/2010 12:34:57 AM PDT · by pf flyers · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 10, 2010 | Stephen Magagnini
    More than 50 members of Sacramento's interfaith community - including Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Quakers, Muslims and Druids - will meet at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament on Saturday, the ninth anniversary of 9/11, for a "blessing of peace on the Quran."
  • Judge halts Sacramento County cuts to indigent health care

    07/02/2010 1:05:27 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 7/2/10 | Robert Lewis
    A balanced budget for Sacramento County? Not so fast. A Sacramento Superior Court judge on Thursday blocked the county's scheduled cuts to medical programs for the poor, ordering that clinics slated for closure remain open. The cuts were set to take effect this weekend – the start of the new fiscal year. Cuts to primary care, including the clinics, were projected to save $7.8 million. It was part of a spending plan the Board of Supervisors approved last month that included layoffs for nearly 700 workers. The board had to balance a $1.9 billion general fund budget. Included in the...
  • Sacramento Council Votes To Enact Economic Sanctions Against Arizona

    06/15/2010 10:16:18 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies · 530+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | June 15, 2010 | Ryan Lillis
    Sacramento Council Votes To Enact Economic Sanctions Against Arizona By Ryan Lillis Jun. 15, 2010 The Sacramento City Council voted Tuesday night to place economic sanctions against Arizona companies in response to that state's immigration laws. The sanctions passed by a 6-1 council vote are on par with the broadest actions passed by other California cities, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. They include forbidding city workers from attending conferences in Arizona on the city's dime, boycotting companies based in Arizona "where practicable and where there is no significant additional cost to the city" and potentially canceling current contracts...
  • Sacramento council votes to enact economic sanctions against Arizona

    06/15/2010 8:50:51 PM PDT · by Selene · 50 replies · 1,211+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 6/15/2010
    The Sacramento City Council voted 6-1 Tuesday night to enact economic sanctions against Arizona in response to that state's new immigration laws.
  • Sacramento sheriff hopefuls say they'd ease concealed weapon permits

    05/24/2010 9:58:09 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 339+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 5/24/10 | Sam Stanton
    No matter who wins the race to succeed retiring Sacramento Sheriff John McGinness, odds are good that the result will be an immediate and dramatic increase in the number of concealed weapons permits issued. For years, the department has tightly controlled the number of such permits it issued, typically allowing them only in cases where individuals could show they faced some sort of danger, carried large amounts of valuables or had a law enforcement connection. At one point, a local attorney sued in federal court over the matter, claiming that then-sheriff Lou Blanas was favoring campaign contributors in issuing such...
  • California: Sales tax revenue plummets in Sacramento region(imploding economy)

    04/24/2010 8:55:38 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 18 replies · 1,101+ views
    SacBee ^ | 04/24/10 | Loretta Kalb and Ed Fletcher
    Sales tax revenue plummets in Sacramento region By Loretta Kalb and Ed Fletcher lkalb@sacbee.com Published: Saturday, Apr. 24, 2010 - 12:00 am | Page 1A In the last five years, sales tax revenue in the Sacramento region dropped by $76 million as consumers increasingly stayed home in the harsh economy, a Bee survey finds. The Bee looked at revenue streams for 18 local governments, including Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado and Placer counties, and 14 cities. Billions of dollars in sales disappeared locally, and with it a large share of the funds local governments have used to run police departments, parks...
  • Sacramento Tea Party Pics

    04/15/2010 6:17:59 PM PDT · by Jayster · 41 replies · 3,079+ views
    http://jay-lensch.smugmug.com/gallery ^ | 04/15/2010 | Jay Lensch
    Pics from up high at the Sacramento Tea Party....they can't call it a "Handfull"
  • Tea Party: Beware of the Imposters!

    04/03/2010 9:28:39 PM PDT · by GVnana · 40 replies · 1,963+ views
    email alert from Tea Party Patriots | 4/3/2010 | Mark Meckler
    Just received the following email alert regarding the Tax Day Tea Party for Sacramento, CA.: Many of us have been getting disturbing emails and phone calls regarding the counter protests or "crashers" we are expecting on the day of our event. This did happen last year as well so plan for it. It's much better to be prepared than surprised. Here are some suggestions for our event and "crashers": 1. We will introduce ourselves to the local police on that day as the permit holder. We have already spoken with Officer Troy on many occasions and he knows us and...
  • Errors abound Sacramento math books

    04/02/2010 6:28:08 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 16 replies · 446+ views
    UPI ^ | April 1, 2010
    SACRAMENTO, April 1 (UPI) -- People in the Sacramento area might be pardoned for asking if the folks who publish their schools' error-filled math books are smarter than a fifth-grader. The Sacramento Bee reported Thursday the new Macmillan/McGraw-Hill math books distributed to second-graders at 79 city-area elementary schools in the Sacramento City and Folsom Cordova districts include the equation: five times three equals five. It's not an isolated faux pas, either. Folsom Cordova District Assistant Superintendent Janie DeArcos says fourth-graders have found 90 mistakes in their textbook and related materials, the newspaper said.
  • Sacramento area teachers brace for thousands of pink slips

    02/28/2010 6:13:18 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,372+ views
    SacBee ^ | 02/28/10 | Diana Lambert
    Sacramento area teachers brace for thousands of pink slips dlambert@sacbee.com Published Sunday, Feb. 28, 2010 Sacramento teachers and other school employees are bracing themselves for thousands of pink slips. Unlike previous years when many layoff notices were rescinded, school officials say more of those employees will likely lose their jobs this year. "It's heartbreaking," said Steven Ladd, Elk Grove Unified School District superintendent, whose district is expected to send out more than 1,000 pink slips. Ladd and other administrators say layoffs this year probably can't be avoided. Years of intense budget cutting have left districts so lean that salaries are...
  • HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FREE REPUBLIC TEA PARTY!(Sacto, CA Feb 27, 2009)

    02/28/2010 4:12:15 PM PST · by Syncro · 19 replies · 672+ views
    Limonomonal Phenomozine ^ | Feb 27, 2010 | Syncro
    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY FREE REPUBLIC TEA PARTY! One year ago, Free Republic sponsored a Tea Party in Sacramento, CaliforniaIt was all inspired by Rick Santelli, an economist on a financial oriented Cable channel CNBC. This is one of Free Republic's First Posts Of Rick Santelli's "rant" on CNBC back on February 19th.Many posts followed about his great proclamation which Went Viral with over a million views in a short time.You can see many post about it Here, most of them on the second pageThe founder of Free Republic was right on it with these threads: California Porkulus Tea Party? Saturday, February...
  • Editorial: Sacramento paves our road to poverty

    02/12/2010 9:49:02 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 374+ views
    OC Register ^ | 2/12/10 | Editorial
    Is anyone really surprised to discover the same state government that has mismanaged itself into a $20 billion budget deficit this year also managed to fritter away $75 million on new furniture, vehicles and other discretionary items last year while claiming to be even more impoverished? Sacramento's government culture seems to view spending other peoples' money as some kind of bureaucrat's birthright. A parade of state workers testified this week before an Assembly committee to explain why even as the state was groping with ways to close last year's $60 billion deficit, and even in the face of executive orders...
  • The real 'socialists' are not in D.C., but Sacramento (CallyCommieCare™)

    01/31/2010 7:33:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 3 replies · 374+ views
    Redding ^ | 1/31/10
    The real 'socialists' are not in D.C., but SacramentoPosted January 31, 2010 at midnight For a year, the Democratic-led U.S. Congress has debated health care reform. And for a year, conservatives have denounced the plans as a socialist government takeover of American health care. They're not. Want proof? Just look at the California Legislature, where the state Senate just last week passed a true government takeover of the health care system - and not even for the first time. Senate Bill 810 is the latest version of a single-payer health care plan to emerge in Sacramento. In 2006 and again...
  • Sacramento in denial - Even Congress figures out green regulation’s downside

    01/26/2010 10:08:12 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 564+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 1/26/10 | Editorial
    The U.S. Labor Department report last week on December unemployment included still more grim news for California. The state had the nation’s biggest losses, with a net decline of 38,800 positions. Yet its unemployment rate stayed steady at 12.4 percent for a perverse reason: 106,000 state residents gave up looking for work. Contemplating the depth of the recession, California’s most popular politician last week had the common sense to change her mind on a related big issue: how to regulate the emissions believed to cause global warming. A proposed federal law would set limits on these emissions and charge the...
  • California governor promises budget and tax reform

    01/02/2010 8:19:23 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 27 replies · 1,138+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/2/10 | AFP
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says he is planning to undertake a budget and tax reform this year to give the state a more solid and reliable source of revenue. "I will talk more about this in my State of the State but the bottom line is, our budget and tax systems are the root of a lot of our state's fiscal problems," Schwarzenegger said Friday in his New Year's radio address. Over the last 12 months, California faced a 60-billion-dollar deficit and a 12.5-percent unemployment rate. ... "So this year, we must finally find the will...
  • Major Bird Swarm Over Sacramento California (cool nature video)

    12/23/2009 9:35:09 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 10 replies · 811+ views
    This is a video of a half a million birds swarming over Sacramento California. I just want to know who estimated that there is a half a million. Are they sure there are not a million, or maybe only 100,000 instead? Well either way it is pretty cool, and reminds me of the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, "The Birds".Check out the video of the Birds over Sacrament here These following two paragraphs are from an article at "The Independent", and it is about the phenomenon called a murmuration; Winter must must be coming... because the starlings are flocking. Here are...
  • Beyond reckless / Sacramento, Washington pile up the debt

    12/24/2009 10:19:20 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 520+ views
    San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 12/24/09 | Editorial
    This editorial page has for years criticized the dishonest budgets coming out of Sacramento. State leaders have been unwilling to do anything about California’s structural budget deficit but make it worse by pushing costly bond projects that add to long-term debt. This reckless practice is reflected in state debt service payments, which have gone up 143 percent the past decade. Treasurer Bill Lockyer and Legislative Analyst Mac Taylor both recently warned the Legislature that this debt binge will soon cause huge headaches in crafting a general fund budget, since debt service costs alone are on track to eat up more...
  • Snow Predicted for Sacramento (Global Cooling)

    12/06/2009 10:38:45 AM PST · by willk · 48 replies · 3,117+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 12-6-09 | sacbee.com staff
    Snow will fall and accumulate in Sacramento on Monday, the National Weather Service is predicting. Temperatures in the capital will fall into the 20s. A storm predicted to bring rain to Northern California this evening will cool dramatically and bring snow by Monday. Chances of precipitation are 100 percent, experts predict, and between two and four inches of snow will cover the valley floor. Northwest winds will blow about 10 mph.
  • "Has Obama Ignored Sexual Misconduct?"

    11/23/2009 7:06:24 AM PST · by hoguenews · 4 replies · 655+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 22, 2009 | Eric Hogue
    More allegations that Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson was protected by the Obama Administration released today. Did the Obama Administration cover-up sexual misconduct charges for Mayor Johnson, in order to save his election, and the Capitol City millions of federal dollars? A joint report released today by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and the Senate Finance Committee Republican offers new insight into the political maneuvering at the White House to remove the Inspector General for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Gerald Walpin and revealed explosive allegations (see pages 24-30 of Just Released Walpin Referral Document) of...
  • California Budget's Going To Be Dreadful

    11/22/2009 8:33:32 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,093+ views
    LATimes ^ | November 22nd 2009
    California Budget's Going To Be Dreadful Until long-term structural issues are fixed, there is no way legislators can produce an honest spending plan so the state lives within its means. George Skelton Capitol Journal November 23, 2009 The Capitol's budget oracle projects $20.7 billion in new red ink for the next 19 months. Here's my projection: More punting, "kicking the can down the alley" and numbers-rigging. Hope we're both wrong. Hope there's an economic miracle or political heroism, which would require sacrifice to the demagogues. But, based on history and facts, that's too much to hope for. Here's how nonpartisan...
  • Obama accused of doing favors for ally

    11/22/2009 4:38:51 PM PST · by SueRae · 17 replies · 868+ views
    The Hill ^ | 11/20/09 | Susan Crabtree
    A GOP congressional report accuses the White House of doing favors for Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and prominent ally of President Barack Obama. The report was spearheaded by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. 
 The investigation also found evidence that D.C. schools chief Michelle Rhee handled “damage control” after allegations surfaced of sexual misconduct against Johnson, her now-fiancé. The probe was launched after an AmeriCorps inspector general, Gerald Walpin, was abruptly fired...
  • "California Tax Gimmick is Theft"

    11/18/2009 10:33:24 PM PST · by hoguenews · 19 replies · 1,154+ views
    Hogue News ^ | November 11, 2009 | Nick Kump
    So it might be the cynic in me or call me crazy for not trusting the government, but I cannot believe that there was not more attention paid to the state’s latest accounting gimmick to save the state’s budget. Starting Sunday you may notice a few less dollars in each paycheck, 10 percent less to be specific. While the state says that the money will be returned in April, something does not sit right with me when the government helps itself to even more of my paycheck especially when so many people are already living paycheck to paycheck. Read the...
  • Calif-ornery (California is stealing from its residents)

    11/14/2009 3:51:08 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 2,226+ views
    The Tribune-Review, Pittsburgh, Pa. ^ | 2009-11-13 | Donald J. Boudreaux
    On Nov. 1, the government of the state of California began withholding from workers' paychecks 10 percent more than what it had been withholding. The Los Angeles Times described this move -- prompted by California's fiscal calamity -- as "a forced, interest-free loan" from taxpayers to the government. The Times explained to its California readers that "You'll be repaid any extra withholding in April. Those who would receive a refund anyway will receive a larger one, and those who owe taxes will owe less." The ostensible purpose of withholding is to better ensure that taxpayers actually pay the taxes they...
  • Failed states: California is overregulated, overtaxed, and just plain over

    11/13/2009 1:43:48 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 19 replies · 1,223+ views
    The Washington Examinier ^ | 11/13/2009 | Examiner Associate Editor
    In July, when Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger called for a "Commission on the 21st Century Economy," it was hoped the group of experts could provide a way to finally resolve California's budget woes. When the commission issued its report at the end of September, however, the recommendations fell to the floor with a resounding thud. Defenders of California's status quo in the state legislature in effect said "no way." Today, California is a by-the-numbers state tragedy. Unemployment is higher than 12.2 percent as of September. Business costs are almost 23 percent higher than other states on average. Migration out of the...
  • Long hours in Capitol can mean lousy lawmaking, critics say

    11/12/2009 7:38:36 AM PST · by SmithL · 7 replies · 270+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 11/12/9 | Steve Wiegand
    Early – very early – one morning last week, state Sen. Gloria Negrete McLeod wandered to the back of the ornate Senate chambers and expressed a feeling shared by many of the other people in the room. "I would rather stick my finger in a light socket," she said, "than spend another hour in here." The Chino Democrat's observation was colored by the fact that it came at around 3 a.m., during an 18-hour legislative session on overhauling the state's water system. But it also reflected a sentiment that could cover a growing number of marathon meetings by California lawmakers...
  • Sacramento jury awards $16.6 million for mom's death in Wii radio contest

    10/30/2009 12:25:49 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 1 replies · 793+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/29/09 | Andy Furillo
    A Sacramento jury set an eye-popping standard Thursday on the cost of radio station contests that kill and the resulting loss of a mother's love and a wife's companionship. The tab for Entercom Sacramento LLC came to $16,577,118 in the water-intoxication death of Jennifer Lea Strange in a contest put on by radio station KDND "The End" (107.9 FM). Such was the award rendered by a Sacramento Superior Court jury of seven men and five women in the trial to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed on behalf of Strange's survivors. The 28-year-old woman died Jan. 12, 2007, after she...
  • Can You Hear Us Now?(MSM protest)

    10/02/2009 5:00:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies · 764+ views
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 2 October, 2009 | Western Rifle Shooters Association
    An outgrowth of the 9/12 March on DC, Operation Can You Hear Us Now has declared October 17th to be a nationwide day of demonstrations against media dishonesty. A key demonstration will be the protests at CNN headquarters [rally at CNN Center on the III flags starting at 1030 edst for the demonstration from 1200-1400], which Vanderboegh blogged earlier this week: The Rainy Day Patriots.org head to ATLANTA, Ga. MEDIA PROTEST at CNN The 9-12 March on Washington was only the beginning…. Here’s what’s next – - We are PEACEFULLY protesting the COMPLICIT and BIASED media on the sidewalks outside...
  • California controller warns of bigger deficit

    10/09/2009 9:45:39 PM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 1,192+ views
    Sacramento, Calif. (AP) -- California's state controller is warning that disappointing tax receipts will push the state into a bigger budget deficit than expected. A report released Friday by Controller John Chiang says state revenue is about $1 billion short of what lawmakers and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger expected when they reached a budget deal during the summer. The report says the biggest dip is in income tax, with receipts down about 11 percent.
  • Dozens of hoarded cats rescued at home

    10/09/2009 7:25:26 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 35 replies · 1,261+ views
    SACRAMENTO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Sacramento officials say they rescued dozens of cats that had been living in a house with cages stacked to the ceiling and feces caking the floors. Inside Paul and Kathy Franco's house and garage, city officials said they discovered among the worst cases of animal hoarding they had ever seen, The Sacramento Bee reported. After a SWAT team kicked open the couple's door Wednesday, veterinary specialists, shelter workers and animal-control officers spent hours rescuing the cats, which were taken to the city's animal-control center.
  • Sleeping On Job Is Political Rite in Sacramento

    10/02/2009 8:48:54 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 4 replies · 392+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 02nd 2009
    OCTOBER 3 Sleeping On Job Is Political Rite in Sacramento All-Night Sessions Mean Legislators Pack Toothbrushes, Cologne STU WOO SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- After 11 years as an elected California official, Abel Maldonado says he has finally figured out how to survive legislative sessions in Sacramento. His secret: Visine and Lil' Wayne. That is because many of the most important sessions at the statehouse turn into grueling all-nighters. "You don't sleep," says the Republican state senator from near Santa Barbara, Calif. "You lay back there in the chambers, you doze off, and you have important pieces of legislation that come up...
  • California to investigate ACORN videos

    10/01/2009 8:21:53 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies · 882+ views
    LA Times ^ | Oct. 1, 2009 | By Eric Bailey
    Reporting from Sacramento - Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown has launched an investigation into the brouhaha over videotapes of a conservative group's sting operation against ACORN, the community organizing group credited with helping push Barack Obama to the presidency. Brown's office plans to look into circumstances surrounding both the making of the videos and any possible misdeeds by ACORN employees in California caught on tape. In what has become a staple of TV and radio talk shows in recent weeks, ACORN workers in several states were shown allegedly offering advice on tax evasion, human smuggling and child prostitution. Undercover videotapes, shot...
  • Fish Vs. Farmers

    09/25/2009 5:23:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies · 2,148+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 25, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Delta smelts: Preferred over humans. Environmentalism: Sen. Dianne Feinstein votes to deny water to California's drought-stricken San Joaquin Valley. Farmers, families and food are being held hostage to an endangered fish called the delta smelt.There was a time when the San Joaquin Valley was the most productive agricultural region in the world. It was a large part of what made the Golden State golden.Now it's a place where farmers no longer farm, but instead line up at food banks to feed the families of those who once fed the rest of the country and a good chunk of the...
  • San Joaquin Water Crisis Information Thread

    09/20/2009 1:52:38 PM PDT · by amom · 61 replies · 3,156+ views
    various ^ | various
    San Joaquin Water Crisis Resource Information:Websites Aquafornia.com http://aquafornia.com/ By Water Education Foundation. “…Aquafornia is dedicated to providing comprehensive news and information about California water issues, as well as issues affecting the southwest. Aquafornia posts links from the news media, press releases, trade magazines, and blogs…The site is updated usually by 8am daily, 7 days a week, and breaking news is posted whenever it occurs…” Links to footage from the Sean Hannity Show. Farmers For Water www.Farmersforwater.com “…Providing Links & Information on the Central Valley Water Crisis…” Good collection of articles, maps and photos, links and other information. Families Protecting the...
  • Catholics are coming home

    09/06/2009 3:50:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 504 replies · 5,187+ views
    Deacon's Bench ^ | September 6, 2009 | DEACON GREG KANDRA
    And in a big way. A lot of you have seen the great ads produced by a group called Catholics Come Home. The ads, evidently, are working. And spreading. From the Los Angeles Times: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento is home to nearly 1 million Catholics. On a typical Sunday, less than 137,000 can be found in church. Now, using a strategy straight from the secular playbook, its leaders hope to lure back those who have drifted. The diocese and nearly a dozen others across the country are preparing to air several thousand prime-time TV commercials in English and...
  • Update: Sacramento police arrest 17 at 'safe ground' homeless camp

    09/04/2009 10:08:16 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 542+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/4/9 | Li Lou and Cynthia Hubert
    Sacramento police arrested 17 homeless residents at their "safe ground" campsite this morning, including one advocate for the homeless. Rev. David Moss, a Methodist Minister, was taken into custody along with other campers, charged with illegal camping, Sacramento police Sgt. Norm Leong said. A press release by Loaves & Fishes early morning claimed Sister Libby Fernandez, executive director of the Loaves & Fishes homeless services group, was arrested together with other campers. But later Sacramento police clarified that she was only detained for a short period when police arrived to search the camp. Only those who had been previously cited...
  • Sacramento homeless erect new tents hours after eviction

    09/02/2009 11:23:48 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 634+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/2/9 | Cynthia Hubert and Bill Lindelof
    Within hours after being rousted from their "safe ground" campsite in downtown Sacramento on Wednesday morning, homeless men and women were putting up new tents and preparing for another potential confrontation with police. Fifteen police officers cut a lock and entered the property on C Street between 12th and 14th streets where about 30 homeless people have slept for the past 10 days, cited them for illegal camping and seized their tents, sleeping bags and other possessions as evidence. The show of force drew TV satellite trucks, homeless advocates, attorneys and others to the property, which a local civil rights...
  • FOX News Video - Sacramento Tea Party Express Launch

    08/29/2009 12:23:47 PM PDT · by GVnana · 21 replies · 1,686+ views
    TheFoxNation.com ^ | 8/29/2009
    Various videos from Fox News available at the link. "Cross Country Protests" "Full Speed Ahead" "In debt for generations" "All Aboard"
  • Sacramento Tea Party Video just released

    08/29/2009 10:28:24 AM PDT · by DDLL · 15 replies · 1,149+ views
    YouTube - CameraHorse ^ | 8-29-09 | CameraHorse
    YouTube Video of Aug 28th Sacramento Tea Party ! Just posted on line!
  • Sacramento Area Freepers - Health Care Update from Congresswoman Doris Matsui

    08/29/2009 9:54:17 AM PDT · by pf flyers · 2 replies · 321+ views
    Congressional Email | August 28, 2009 | Congresswoman Doris Matsui
    (Note: Links removed from email) August 28, 2009 Dear Friends, Over the last several months, I have spoken with many of you about your concerns of the skyrocketing costs of health insurance, anxiety about losing your coverage, and answered your questions about the comprehensive health care legislation being considered in Congress. Most recently, I completed my State of Sacramento's Health Care Tour, where I saw first-hand the constraints on our current health care system. Touring hospitals, community clinics, and meeting with patients, nurses and doctors all across the region, one thing was clear: we cannot afford the status quo. Right...
  • ‘Powerful, moving' Tea Party protest at Capitol (Sacramento, CA)

    08/29/2009 5:50:09 AM PDT · by GVnana · 3 replies · 1,337+ views
    theunion.com ^ | 8/29/2009 | Zuri Berry
    The Tea Party Patriots are still angry about the direction this country is going in, but a rally in Sacramento left them feeling energized and exhilarated about their movement. More than 5,000 people attended Friday's rally in Sacramento, 168 of whom came from Nevada County on three buses. Demonstrators kept to the same themes: Smaller government, reeling in taxes and support for veterans, said Jackie Branson of Grass Valley. Similar protests took place Friday elsewhere in the country, and more are planned in coming days. “I don't know where this is going to go,” said Robert Steuber, another Grass Valley...
  • Tea Party Express Launch

    08/28/2009 7:37:44 PM PDT · by Bhoy · 13 replies · 866+ views
    8/28/2009 | Bhoy
    Just got back from Sacramento & launch of Tea Party Express. Lots of people from the valley with signs about cutting off the water to agriculture for the Delta Smelt. Rousing speeches. Many trucks drove around the capitol complex with signs about cap & trade. Row of tractors from the farms around with signs. My guess: 5,000.
  • 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!
  • Woo hoo!! The Tea Party Express launches today!! Freepathon, March on DC, Convention thread!!

    08/28/2009 12:49:25 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 134 replies · 8,228+ views
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | Aug 28, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>And the Tea Party Express launches today from Sacramento!! We're expecting a big crowd at our noon time Tea Party rally today at the Capitol, then we launch our cross-country tour!</p> <p>Woo hoo!! Thirty-five cities, thirty-five tea parties in sixteen days!!</p>
  • Rep. Matsui steers clear of town-hall circuit in Sacramento

    08/27/2009 8:17:49 AM PDT · by pf flyers · 6 replies · 451+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 27, 2009 | Rob Hotakainen
    While many members of Congress have spent their summer recess getting yelled at by constituents at unruly town-hall meetings, Rep. Doris Matsui has opted for a quieter approach. The Sacramento Democrat has not hosted a single town hall meeting this month and has no plans to do so before Congress returns to work in September to tackle a $1 trillion health care bill. She's sponsoring only one event next week, where constituents can call her on the telephone to ask questions. -snip- "I'm not taking away anything from some of the town halls that have been going on," Matsui said...
  • Woo hoo!! Less than $6.8k to go in the FReepathon!! The Tea Party Express launches tomorrow!!

    08/26/2009 10:54:00 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies · 6,284+ views
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | Aug 26, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    <p>And less than TWO days to go till the launch of the Tea Party Express!! We'll be loading up the FReepmobile and heading for Sacramento tomorrow afternoon to meet the express. We're expecting a big crowd at our high noon Tea Party rally at the State Capitol on Friday, then we launch our cross-country tour! Woo hoo!! Thirty-five cities in sixteen days!!</p>
  • Diocese of Sacramento to launch ‘Catholics Come Home’ campaign

    08/26/2009 9:31:17 AM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies · 754+ views
    cna ^ | August 26, 2009
    Sacramento, Calif., Aug 26, 2009 / 01:31 am (CNA).- Hoping to encourage at least 100,000 non-practicing Catholics to return to church, the Diocese of Sacramento is preparing a “come home” advertising campaign for this December and January. At Mass over the next several weeks, church leaders will outline the program and ask parishioners to help pay for the ads. The ads are produced by the Catholics Come Home project."There's a large number of people who have left the church and are waiting for an invitation to come back," Msgr. James Murphy, vicar general of the diocese, told the Sacramento...
  • Woo hoo!! Combination FReepathon, Tea Party Express, March on DC and FReeper Convention thread!!

    08/25/2009 10:34:28 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 102 replies · 6,264+ views
    Click here to pledge your support ^ | Aug 25, 2009 | Jim Robinson
    Woo hoo!! Less than $10k to go!! And less than three days to go till the launch of the Tea Party Express!! We'll be loading up the FReepmobile and heading for Sacramento Thursday afternoon to meet the express. We're expecting a big crowd at our high noon Tea Party rally at the State Capitol on Friday, then we launch our cross-country tour! Woo hoo!! Thirty-five cities in sixteen days!! Be sure to check the tour schedule and join us when we get to a city near you: TeaPartyExpress.org!! I just received word that there may still be rooms available at...
  • Sacramento Area Freepers - Matsui Telephone Town Hall on Health Care - September 3

    08/24/2009 6:01:35 PM PDT · by pf flyers · 2 replies · 305+ views
    Congressional Email | August 24, 2009 | Congresswoman Doris Matsui
    (Links removed) Dear Friend, In the past few months, conversations about how we can improve our nation's health system have taken place in the halls of Congress, at our kitchen tables, and in waiting rooms across the country. I have spoken with many of you in recent weeks about your concerns about the rising costs of health insurance, and the burden this places on you, your family, and either your business or your employer. I am writing today to invite you to join me for a Telephone Town Hall on Thursday, September 3rd at 7:00pm to talk with me more...