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Can Assembly GOP Rescue Titanic After Captain Steers Into Iceberg?

Flash Report (CA): 08/23/17 03:03 am

The Assembly Republican Caucus failed on Monday to vote to oust its weak-kneed turncoat leader Chad Mayes. His failure to lead on the disastrous cap and trade manipulations and vote, allowed the c...

The Party of Racism, Hatred and Bigotry

Flash Report (CA): 08/22/17 02:31 pm

The historical figure that led to the fights in Charlottesville, VA General Robert E. Lee, was a Democrat. His statue was built by Democrats. Now Democrat office holders in Charlottesville want to tea...

After Criticizing Carbon-Limiting Bills To GOP Crowd Assembly GOP Leader Mayes Votes To Praise T

Flash Report (CA): 08/22/17 10:28 am

Yesterday the California legislature reconvened after a weeks-long recess. After their floor session in a closed-door meeting Assembly Republicans refused to toss embattled Assembly Republican...

Assembly GOP Can Unite Around Firing Mayes Without Picking A Replacement Right Away

Flash Report (CA): 08/21/17 05:14 am

Members of the Assembly Republican Caucus will soon gather to decide whether or not to remove Chad Mayes as their leader. Enough has been written elsewhere about why Mayes should go, but even though t...

Chad Mayes may be a litmus test for GOP Assemblymembers

Flash Report (CA): 08/20/17 11:37 pm

For California Republicans, very few litmus tests remain. Issues like abortion and traditional marriage, even the second amendment and property rights, in many cases no longer define the credentials ...

Exempt CA teachers from paying the state income tax? REALLY??

Flash Report (CA): 08/19/17 12:25 pm

“Temporarily” exempting teachers from paying the CA state income tax is the logical extension of our state’s treatment of government workers as aristocracy. In CA the public employee...

Wrong Way Chad

Flash Report (CA): 08/19/17 05:51 am

Much has been said already about the betrayal by Assembly Republican leader Chad Mayes, pushing for enough republican members to pass Jerry Brown’s cap and trade extension. He’s been trying to jus...

In CA, “willfully” use the wrong transgender pronoun, go to jail

Flash Report (CA): 08/18/17 03:26 pm

With 2/3 Democrat majorities, the California two state legislative houses theoretically can pass any bill they want — veto proof.  Here’s one of the more bizarre bills they’ve come ...

California’s Political Water Scams Back on Ballot

Flash Report (CA): 08/16/17 03:01 am

My 2016 article, Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?, exposed Gov. Brown’s shadow government appointees at the State Water Resources Control Board that ordered the release of ma...

The Looming California GOP Identity Crisis

Flash Report (CA): 08/14/17 06:14 pm

Following the Assembly vote in July on the Governor’s bill extending the California Cap and Trade program, Assembly Republican Leader Chad Mayes participated in a “bipartisan” press conference w...

Not one departing CA company leaves because of their new state’s enticement subsidies

Flash Report (CA): 08/09/17 06:03 pm

Progressives are quite defensive about businesses fleeing California, and understandably so. One lame excuse that they pull out of their “We’re all right, Jack” playbook is to blame ...

Republican Party County Chairmen Issue a Joint Statement on the Cap and Trade Debacle

Flash Report (CA): 08/09/17 05:02 am

The following is a press release from California Republican Party County Chairmen on the Cap and Trade Debacle. Several Republican Party County Chairmen are disgusted with the betrayal by 8 Republican...

Doubtless progressives want Prop 209 repealed. Wisely the Democratic Party won’t allow it.

Flash Report (CA): 08/07/17 10:23 pm

In November 1996, California voters passed Prop 209 “to prohibit public institutions from discriminating on the basis of race, sex, or ethnicity.” It passed with a 54.6% vote, and has ...

More shady politics from Sacramento Democrats

Flash Report (CA): 08/07/17 04:51 am

Last week, the ostensibly nonpartisan California Fair Political Practices Commission agreed to remove a long-standing campaign contribution limit so that Democrats could better fight an upcoming r...

Biting the Hand That Fed You

Flash Report (CA): 08/07/17 04:49 am

An icon of California Democrats, Jess Unruh coined the phrase, “Money is the mother’s milk of politics.” Over the last six decades, Mr. Unruh’s political progeny have been dedicated to the pri...

Laws of Politics

Flash Report (CA): 08/05/17 01:18 pm

The purpose of the political process is to persuade people to entrust you with power. Once those involved in politics realize this truth, they realize that, if they want to achieve power, they have to...

Skepticism: My single most valued trait in a politician

Flash Report (CA): 08/04/17 05:49 pm

As I’ve mentioned before, perhaps the single most valuable attribute a politician can have is SKEPTICISM. It’s a trait separate from one’s political persuasion. And as rare as hen...

California Swamp: Democrat House Members Hired Muslim Brotherhood Awan Brothers

Flash Report (CA): 08/03/17 03:08 am

By Katy Grimes and Doug Haaland In post – 9/11 America, “If you see something, say something” has become the unofficial slogan of the Department of Homeland Security, with the idea of enlist...

A comparison of the relative COL among the 50 states

Flash Report (CA): 07/31/17 05:47 pm

Below is the best single source I’ve found to compare the relative cost of living (COL) in the 50 states.  It uses “100” as the national average, and then rates each state r...

Musings on California – 2030 – Part 5 – Should we let California back in?

Flash Report (CA): 07/29/17 02:53 pm

With the collapse of the California economy, the emigration crisis created by their policies of political oppression and economic strangulation, and the massive government borrowing driven by their po...

 


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