California

Fight for 15 will Cost 500 Minimum Wage Workers at UC Berkeley Their Jobs

by Steve MacDonald April 19, 2016
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Nothing proves the Right ‘right’ like Liberals getting ‘their way.’ The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and “the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job. According to the article UC Berkeley has […]

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Fight for 15 Driving Garment Makers and Jobs Out of California

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2016
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US garment manufacturers operating on low margins to compete for wholesale or retail clients can’t operate in California if they have to pay all their employees $15.00/hour. To stay in business, they will have to move manufacturing out of the state or more likely out of the country. Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing […]

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Anika Smith – Silencing Journalism to Protect Donors

by Steve MacDonald April 10, 2016
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Anika Smith joins us to discuss the seizure of under-cover videos from the home of David Daleiden by California AG and US Senate candidate Kamala Harris. Harris’ campaign gets funding from Planned Parenthood. We talk about the consequence of using police powers to silence opponents, and potential conflicts of interest (for Harris). Here’s a quick […]

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When does no diploma mean a diploma? In California!

by Skip December 28, 2015

This caught my eye over at Big Government: On January 1, California residents will have to accustom themselves to a number of new laws that will be implemented in the state. These are some the laws that will likely have the most profound effect: SB 172: High school seniors will receive their diploma whether or not they […]

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Active Shooters in California [Updated] [Updated] -2 shooters down

by Steve MacDonald December 2, 2015
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There’s a lot of noise out there about the latest tragedy in California not all of it unpredictable. Hot Air has a ton of updates here (including the liberal nut-job reaction) if you want to follow the thread. The left is basically short stroking their anti-gun narrative and CNN even reported that the shootings were within two miles […]

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Ninth Circuit Revisits Legal Limits on Law Enforcement Yanking Things Out of Your A**

by Steve MacDonald October 1, 2015
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Not exactly a win for liberty, butt… “… while visual cavity searches that do not require physical entry into a prisoner’s body are generally permissible without a warrant during the jail intake process, physical cavity searches generally are not.” Did the Court recognize a general rule against sergeants yanking things out of our a**es without […]

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Says one California State Senator to Another: “Hey, here’s an idea! Let’s BAN Donald Trump from California!”

by Kim Gilbert September 14, 2015

The following is an excerpt from a California Senate Resolution, (CR 39), dated September 10, 2015 where the Senate is resolved to condemn the speech of Donald Trump *and* divest of any and all of Donald Trump’s businesses and its affiliates in California. Apparently, Donald Trump exercising his First Amendment Right is tweaking the noses […]

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The University Diversity Scam

by Steve MacDonald May 27, 2015
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Watch this then go figure out a) how much the State University system is wasting while they cry about public support and tuition rate, and b) how much of that $11 million in additional dollars the State Senate just added to the UNH budget could go to this kind of nonsense.

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Government Induced Drought

by Steve MacDonald March 31, 2015
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Policies started by Moonbeam Jerry Brown and enforced by environmental allies since the 70’s has born fruit, more foreign fruit, less California fruit, and general misery for the left coasters. Watchdog.org California water policy, no dams, no stopping water flowing into ocean, lack of desalinization plants and others policies based on environmentalism and ideology have […]

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GrokTALK! Guns, Crime, Morality, Oh My!

by Steve MacDonald November 21, 2014
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In this segment we talk California’s new court-ordered shall issue gun law, the Right to self defense, Crime, Morality, Leadership, Scott Walker – who is a template for Republican success that needs to be followed here in NH if not everywhere.  Then we  pivot to Bill O’Brien (who did get elected Speaker of the NH […]

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California Droughts For Dummies

by Steve MacDonald October 20, 2014
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California’ ‘experts’ have been wasting money on bullet-trains and solar farms, when they should have been building desalinization plants.  But how could they know?  The science and computer models the liberals in politics, the education establishment, and media insist are gospel contradict themselves if they don’t just get it wrong… So some climate models say […]

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Renny May I?

by Susan Olsen October 11, 2014

“Cushing said there needed to be an emphasis on obtaining consent, otherwise “it’s not appropriate for people to engage in sexual activity.” – Renny Cushing, Democrat, Rockingham County District 21      

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California – Drunk Females Are Incapable of Consenting to Sex

by Steve MacDonald October 3, 2014
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California passed a law (Signed by Moon-beam Jerry Brown) that hold university (funding) hostage unless colleges and universities in the state adopt their policy with regard to sexual assault (etc)… The bill holds hostage funding for colleges and universities unless “the governing board of each community college district, the Trustees of the California State University, […]

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When Regular Vote Fraud Just Isn’t Enough

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2014
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Concerned about low voter turnout in local elections, the city’s Ethics Commission has come up with a winning idea: pay people to vote! On a 3-0 vote, the panel said it wanted City Council President Herb Wesson’s Rules, Elections and Intergovernmental Relations Committee to seriously consider the use of financial incentives and a random drawing […]

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Isn’t This Why ‘Men’ Form Governments?

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2014
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“Water”.. citizens supposed to do? … A Southern California couple received a letter from Glendora city officials threatening to fine them $500 if they don’t get their sun-scorched brown lawn green again, reports AP. … They could also be fined $500;… according to the Los Angeles Times, the state water board voted this week to […]

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Poo Flinging Mayor Resigns

by Steve MacDonald June 18, 2014
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You read that right.  Poo Flinging Mayor Resigns.  (It is not a CNN/MSNBC top story because the mayor is not a Republican.) Democrat Dennis Kneier (kuh-NEER’), was the mayor of San Marino, California, until he was caught on surveillance video tossing dog poop onto a political opponents yard. To have fallen so far.  Less than […]

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CA Considers Requiring Written Consent Before Sex

by Steve MacDonald June 5, 2014
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The California state legislature is considering a bill that would require (verbal or) written consent before sex on all college campuses in the state. ( Breitbart) According to the language of the bill, “consent must be ongoing throughout a sexual encounter, and can be revoked at any time. The existence of a dating relationship between […]

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GrokSHOTS! – We Need a Law

by Steve MacDonald June 2, 2014
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California passed 11 new anti-gun laws after Sandy Hook.  When Elliot Rodgers, wielding knife, gun, and BMW, decided to kill, none of that mattered. The left’s answer to this, and everything, is that we need a law (another law) that will only disarm the law-abiding and reduce them to victims of crazy folks and evil-doers, […]

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Did California Politicians Kill Those People or Was it The Brady Campaign?

by Steve MacDonald May 28, 2014
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After SandyHook, California added 11 new anti-gun bills into state law. California, the land of rich liberals who have a lock on power, gets an A- for Gun Control from the Brady Campaign.  Not sure how they rate on knives or BMW’s but guess what they get an F in? It’s understandable that the grief-stricken […]

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Carl DeMaio Challenges The Democrats Victim-Class Caricatures — Gets Hate

by Steve MacDonald April 29, 2014
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This is timely, because I am polishing up a post titled “The Battle of Competing Resentments” that plays well with the real world example of Carl DeMaio.  DeMaio is running for congress.  He’s started and sold two businesses.  He has been elected to his city council.  He has the kind of pull-yourself up life-story most […]

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Toyota is moving from California to Texas

by Skip April 28, 2014

And so did my company just a bit ago! Yeah California – you moved a company that US-based itself in California since it came here from Japan in the 1950’s.  I guess the mounting taxes and regulations made it easy to hear the siren sound of Gov. Rick Perry’s call for a more business friendly environment […]

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Where Is the NH Democrat Party Outrage Over A Gun-Running State Senator? [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2014
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Democrats hate it when people not employed by the state have firearms.  New Hampshire Democrats are no different.  Every policy decision on guns leads toward the accumulation of force in the hands of bureaucrats and lawmakers at the expense of regular citizens.  (See also: peasants.)  So you’d think that a story about a state Senator, […]

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Leland Yee NRA Ad in California

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2014
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Yee of Little Faith

by Steve MacDonald March 27, 2014
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Yesterday we reported on California state Senator Leland Yee, who was arrested for bribery and corruption charges.   Turns out he has a bigger problem.  He is also being charged with gun-running. Specifically conspiring with known organized crime lord Kwok Cheung “Shrimp Boy” Chow to illegally import firearms and sell them without a license . . […]

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And Texans keep saying “Keep on acting the way you are, California”!

by Skip March 7, 2014

It is well known that the economy in Texas is going gang-busters compared to most of the country fueled (sorry, couldn’t resist) by new fossil fuel production.  I just had to laugh when TX Gov Perry made it known he had no problem in busting on New York and especially California: “low taxes and low […]

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California Drought NOT Caused by Global Warming

by Steve MacDonald February 18, 2014
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The Green Goblins are out doing their chicken-little imitations about the drought in California.    They are blaming the mystical exhaled spirits.  The invisible Green gods that inhabit the sky. The gods are angry and they are punishing us by making the globe hotter, and it will keep getting hotter (even though global temperatures are still […]

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9th Circuit – CA Concealed Weapons Rules Violate Second Amendment Right to Bear Arms

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2014
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Yahoo! News SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Thursday that California is wrong to require applicants to show good cause to receive a permit to carry a […]

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Sturm Ruger – Smith & Wesson: Wont Comply With CA Microstamping Regs

by Steve MacDonald January 24, 2014
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California has passed a micro-stamping law despite a DoJ study published in the Scientific Journal of Forensic Firearms, which concluded that… “…legitimate questions exist related to both the technical aspects, production costs, and database management associated with microstamping that should be addresses before wide scale implementation is legislatively mandated,”… In response to this ban Sturm […]

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Why do Democrats never blame people – unless they’re Conservatives

by Skip January 11, 2014

California Democrats will push background checks for ammunition “Anyone can walk into any gun store, a bait and tackle store, and purchase all the ammunition they want to, no questions asked,” Sen. Kevin de Leon (D), the bill’s lead sponsor, said in an interview. “The ammunition is the fuel that feeds the violence. The gun […]

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You don’t need no stinking 2nd amendment

by Susan Olsen October 22, 2013

Via TTAG: “California’s 4th District (Division 1) Court of Appeal just held that the Second Amendment does not apply to semi-automatic firearms like “AK” platform rifles. Click here to read the decision. “We construe Heller as standing for the proposition that the right secured by the Second Amendment is ‘not a right to keep and […]

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