California

Isn’t This Why ‘Men’ Form Governments?

by Steve MacDonald July 25, 2014

“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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Are we starting to see California really learning the truth of Margaret Thatcher’s words?

by Skip August 29, 2013

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.“ – Lady (and former British Prime Minister) Margaret Thatcher You know, I’m not sure if this is just the kind of creeping socialism that California has been practicing for the last few decades, or just dumb governance ideas gone crazy, or […]

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And California doubles down “No difference between boys and girls in school”

by Skip August 12, 2013

The California bill, which was backed by a coalition of organizations including Transgender Law Center, Gay-Straight Alliance Network, Gender Spectrum, Equality California, ACLU of California, National Center for Lesbian Rights… “When everyone is special, then nobody is special”  – The animated movie “The Incredibles” I posted up about a school district being forced by the […]

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Their “Solution” Is Not “THE” Solution to Mass Shootings

by Steve MacDonald June 17, 2013

The Santa Monica shooting spree is an excellent example of why the eggs anti-self defense Democrats and their stage props are advocating for don’t do any of the things they insist they will.  California has everything a background bill supporter could want and then some, and it still failed to address the root problem that […]

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California Anti-Obesity Campaign Photoshops Skinny Kid to Look Fat

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2013

An anti-obesity ad campaign being run by the California Children and Families  Commission digitally altered a little girl to make her look fatter.  This is something anyone with a smart phone or iPod can do with the free fattify App.  It takes your picture and plumps you up like a Ball Park Frank without the […]

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Bette Midler California Bag Ban – No, It’s Not About Plastic Surgery

by Steve MacDonald June 6, 2013

If ever you needed proof that some celebrities are dopes then the recent effort by a cast of millionaire limousine liberals to help pass a state wide bag ban in California should serve.  No, it’s not a bill to require plastic surgery, it would make the misnamed single use plastic grocery bag extinct across the […]

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Maybe You Can’t Keep Your Doctor?

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2013

California has always thought of itself as the Earth Mother of cultural fads.  But what about the socialized health care fad? Remember when Mr. Obama and any Democrat worth their talking points was telling us that with their Health Care Plan we could keep our doctor?  If that were true then why is California planning […]

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I’m a Doctor, You’re a Doctor, He’s a Doctor….

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2013

…She’s a Doctor, wouldn’t you like to be a doctor too? You might be a doctor and you didn’t even know it, because that is how you solve a doctor shortage caused by oppressive legislation in the peoples Republik of (in this case) Kalifornia.  Not enough “Doctors”… change the definition of doctor and Bam! Problem […]

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California leads the way again!

by Tim Condon February 10, 2013

If you support further restrictions on keeping and carrying guns, you’re in for a treat. If you think gun control laws make you safe, developments in California will make you want to move there. If any of these proposed laws pass, you really will want to move. Read on….

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Humor with a lesson: Where would you rather be: California or Texas?

by Skip February 9, 2013

CALIFORNIA:  The Governor of California is jogging with his dog along a nature trail. A coyote jumps out and attacks the Governor’s dog, then bites the Governor.  1. The Governor starts to intervene, but reflects upon the movie “Bambi” and then realizes he should stop because the coyote is only doing what is natural. 2. […]

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The Lesson From Phil Mickelson

by Steve MacDonald January 25, 2013

Phil Mickelson made some observations about his taxes.   He said they were getting kind of high for his tastes and he might move from California to another state. The media got in their freight train and ran Phil over. So what is the lesson for all the other ‘Phil Mickelsons’ who are successful but live […]

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A Progressive Fairy Tale: When The Police State Fails – Punish Local Business Owner

by Steve MacDonald December 22, 2012

Guy has small business.  Guy Succeeds and manages to keep his business open in a rough neighborhood for decades even though police State can’t control crime in local area.  Police State doesn’t like his customer base.  Police State blames business owner for crime they can’t contain.  (He didn’t build the business right? but he must […]

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Feds Close 100 Year old Business…Because They Can

by Steve MacDonald November 30, 2012

What the government wants the government gets.  Even if they have to make it up. This is the story of how the Federal government railroaded a 100 year old company, recognized as an outstanding Environmental steward by the national parks service, out of business. (more preamble here c/o Hot Air).  

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Escape from California?

by Tim Condon November 29, 2012

They’re not only talking about getting out of California (see below)…they’re talking escape from America. An interesting read.

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As goes California, says the old maxim…

by Tim Condon November 15, 2012

…”so goes America.” Well. I want to say much about the recent election—and the Republican Party, not to mention the New Hampshire GOP—but first…let’s take a look at California! where the Democrats have just won overwhelming political control in the form of super-majorities in the state legislature. As Reason magazine’s Matt Welch says, “let us gaze upon […]

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