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  • Conan's Jolly Green Giant

    07/18/2005 7:14:52 AM PDT · by JohnnyLawrence4U · 2 replies · 146+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | July 18. 2005 | Richard Fumento
    Arnold, how could you? You were the GOP's great gubernatorial hope. Sure, you had no political experience, were "squishy" on social issues, and had married into America's foremost Democratic family. But you were going to terminate the state's financial problems. How could you mandate a global warming program that will leave your people drowning in red ink long after you've said, "Hasta la vista, baby!"
  • HEADS UP CALIFORNIANS! Illegal Alien Driver's License Bill Set for Hearing Tomorrow

    05/18/2005 8:55:00 PM PDT · by kellynla · 64 replies · 2,140+ views
    Save Our ^ | may 17, 2005 | Save Our
    Senator Gil Cedillo's bill to give California driver's licenses to illegal aliens is set to be heard in the Senate Transportation & Housing Committee this Thursday. Please take time today to contact the committee members and ask them to oppose this bill. more information available at email all of the committee members (except for Maldonado, Runner & Simitian who don't use public email addresses. Use our website to contact them.)
  • CA: Legislative analyst supports governor's plan to pay down debt

    05/16/2005 6:24:59 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 296+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 5/16/05 | Tom Chorneau - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to use some $4 billion in unanticipated tax money to pay off debt and reduce borrowing won approval Monday from the state's nonpartisan legislative analyst. Schwarzenegger released a $115.7 billion budget proposal last week that put more money into highways and some education programs but avoided spending increases on most other services. Educators criticized the governor's plan for not doing more for schools, but Legislative Analyst Elizabeth Hill warned lawmakers that any additional spending would add to a shortfall in the 2006-2007 budget. That shortfall is now expected to be at least $5...
  • Border Control Key to National Security

    05/13/2005 8:59:03 PM PDT · by Founding Father · 17 replies · 614+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | May 13, 2005 | Paul Wyrich
    Border Control Key to National Security By Paul Weyrich May 13, 2005 We must control our country’s borders. Former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Admiral James M. Loy appeared before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in February to counsel the Committee about improving immigration control at our nation’s borders. He delivered a message that was not given wide media coverage but one that many Americans already knew. Admiral Loy said: Recent information from ongoing investigations, detentions, and emerging threat streams strongly suggests that al-Qaeda has considered using the Southwest Border to infiltrate the United States. Several al-Qaeda leaders believe...
  • CA: Governor's crusade against business rules has found no villains

    02/13/2005 10:30:14 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 325+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 2/12/05 | Dion Nissenbaum
    SACRAMENTO - When Arnold Schwarzenegger took office, he vowed to whack away at a tangle of California regulations he blamed for choking the frail state economy. In one of his first acts as governor, Schwarzenegger put an immediate six-month freeze on hundreds of pending rules and directed his staff to get rid of anything that was putting a crimp on business. Consumer groups braced for the worst. They expected the Republican governor to take aim at hard-fought protections for everything from the environment to consumers. Instead, during his first year in office, Schwarzenegger embraced the kinds of rules he railed...
  • Schwarzenegger redistricting plan hits politicians where it hurts

    02/13/2005 8:49:46 AM PST · by LouAvul · 4 replies · 342+ views
    sacbee ^ | 2-13-05
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Taking on "special interests" sounds good to most politicians - except when they're the special interest. That's why Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposal to relieve lawmakers of the job of drawing their own political district lines is running into opposition from - who else - lawmakers. The governor's plan would assign the task to a panel of retired judges. It's especially troubling to U.S. House members from his own Republican Party, some of whom fear that recasting congressional districts in Democrat-leaning California could cost the GOP seats. Republicans outnumber Democrats in the House 232-201 (there's one independent and...
  • Schwarzenegger expected to name McPherson as secretary of state

    02/11/2005 10:35:11 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 58 replies · 875+ views
    SF Gate ^ | 2/11/04
    (02-11) 10:01 PST SACRAMENTO, (AP) -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to name a longtime former Santa Cruz legislator, Bruce McPherson, as California's 29th secretary of state Friday, sources told the San Jose Mercury News. McPherson, 61, who left the state Senate last year after 11 years in the Legislature, would replace Kevin Shelley, who resigned last Friday while facing numerous investigations into his conduct in office. Shelley's resignation takes effect March 1. The governor's office scheduled an 11 a.m. announcement on the appointment.
  • CA: Governor intrudes in LA mayor's race, backs breakup of LAUSD

    02/10/2005 6:50:44 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 654+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/05 | Michael R. Blood - AP
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise cameo in the city's mayoral race Thursday, lining up behind a controversial proposal by candidate Bob Hertzberg to dismantle the huge Los Angeles Unified School District. The popular governor, who lives in the city's Brentwood section, has said he will not endorse a candidate before the March 8 primary election. But Schwarzenegger, by embracing Hertzberg's signature issue, appears to be sending a tacit signal of his preference without taking the political risk of a formal endorsement in a crowded field. The Republican governor is backing Hertzberg's plan because he "supports...
  • CA: Governor ousts CalSTRS appointees who oppose his pension plan

    02/10/2005 6:45:46 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 29 replies · 557+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 2/10/05 | Jim Wasserman - AP
    SACRAMENTO (AP) - A week after they voted to against his plan to privatize the state's public pension system, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger Thursday ousted four of his appointees to the board of the California State Teachers Retirement System. The sudden firings of Mark Battey, James Gray, Miguel Pulido and Gloria Hom, who were appointed by Schwarzenegger to the board last year, leave one-third of the 12-member board vacant. Last month, Schwarznegger proposed turning the state's two huge public pension plans into a system more like a 401(k) savings plan in which workers make defined contributions. CalSTRS and its board manages...
  • Arnold? A Conservative Take

    09/28/2003 11:54:20 PM PDT · by Simi Valley Tom · 90 replies · 275+ views
    Is Arnold Swarzenegger really a fiscal conservative? Swarzenegger has clearly said that he supports government health care, the welfare state, our socialist education system, and doing little or nothing to send back the illegal aliens who have broken our immigration laws. Tom McClintock, the true fiscal conservative Republican in the governor's race, wisely said that considering raising taxes in an emergency, as Arnold said he would consider, is the last thing a fiscal conservative would do because an emergency is exactly the time to lower taxes and increase tax incentives to stimulate recovery. Arnold is just socialist lite. He is...
  • Major California Newspapers get BURNED on Recall advice!

    09/28/2003 5:26:20 PM PDT · by RogerWilko · 26 replies · 290+ views
    I just saw on KCRA Channel 3 in Sacramento, that the LA Times, Sacramento Bee, and either the San Francisco Chronicle or San Jose Mercury (Man, I should have payed closer attention! Damn!) are all suggesting that US Californians vote NO on the Recall! But according to the latest Gallup Poll, they are getting fried! 63% YES 35% NO!! Take that you clueless liberal apologists! Most people aren't as dumb as you hoped!
  • Who is Arnold?

    08/15/2003 10:32:27 PM PDT · by XHogPilot · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Here is a sampler of "Arnoldisms" that should give pause to any Republicans caught up in the mania: "We spent one year wasting time [on the impeachment and trial of Bill Clinton] because there was a human failure. I was ashamed to call myself a Republican during that period." (Schwarzenegger also stated he'd "never forgive" the Republican Party for successfully impeaching Clinton.) ++ "...[I]n reality, I'm for gun control. I'm a peace-loving guy." ++ "I will fight for the environment. Nothing to worry about." ++ "At the moment, they're dealing with it [cloning] by putting the religious spin on it....