Last April 15th thousands of Californians descended upon Sacramento for a tea party protest of out-of-control government. On the same day, hundreds of thousands of other Americans met for similar protests in cities all across the nation. Political commentators wondered whether these massive nationwide protests were merely a passing fad or whether they were the beginnings of a legitimate movement. Seven months later, the tea party movement is still gaining momentum, which bodes well for conservatives in 2010. Last Sunday the Tea Party Express launched the second phase of its national bus tour with a rally in San Diego. Sponsored by the Our Country Deserves Better PAC, the tour will visit over 30 cities on its way to Washington, DC. The San Diego launch was very well attended and the crowd was bursting with energy. With the USS Midway providing a patriotic background, tea party participants were rallied by Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, … Read More
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As Flashreport publisher Jon Fleischman published his announcement of new contributors to the website today, I got to looking at the list of bloggers and saw Assemblyman Anthony Adams listed. His last post, which you can read here, was published almost a year ago, in January, right about the time I was receiving assurances from then GOP Assembly Leader Mike Villines that there would be no new taxes in the 2009 budget deal.
Reading his post now is an exercise in hilarity, as he waxes eloquently against higher taxes without budget reform. As we all know now, there is now budget reform, we’ve got the higher taxes, the State is still in a fiscal meltdown, and the tax increase didn’t produce the desired outcome – it just hurt the economy even more.
I wonder if Anthony has retired from service to the Flashreport. I think its a safe bet that he’ll be recalled from his seat in the upcoming elections. Republicans are in a foul mood toward their own right now. Tax collectors for the welfare State with an R… Read More
Six years after the San Diego area Cedar Fire, still the most devastating wildfire in California history, Jimmy Valentine (former Roger Hedgecock radio producer) takes a look back at the loss of his home and the faith that helped him through….
SIX YEARS ON!!! Gosh six years flies by. That many years ago today (10-27-03) I was producing Roger’s sub show for Rush and then our local show. A Monday. About mid-way thru the Rush show my wife called and told me our home had been destroyed in the Wildfire Debacle of 2003. We had evacuated the night before to theSt. … Read More
I am pleased to announce that over the next week or so we will be introducing a group of new contributors to the FlashReport Weblog as we maintain a commitment to bringing you insightful, timely, cutting-edge analysis opinion from some of the Golden State’s best politicos from the center-right all of the way to the hard right.
As we “roll out” some of our new talented writers, I will ask for patience from our readers. About the time that I am posting up this announcement is the first time that these three contributors are getting their registration packets with the details on how to blog on FlashReport.
So in this “first wave” announcement, I am pleased to share with you that Ken Minesinger, Cassandra Pye and Jason Roe will be joining our ranks. Actually, in the case of Jason, it’s more like “welcome back” as Jason was our first Washington, D.C., Beltway Correspondent when the site first launched back in 2005. I should also add that Cassandra is finishing up a well-deserved vacation so you may have to wait until next week before she starts to contribute to the blog. … Read More
You can’t make this up. But FlashReport readers are going to want to check out this blog post over on the San Francisco Bay Guardian website.
The Governor vetoed a seemingly innocuous piece of legislation by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano. But a careful look at the veto letter (as done by the SFBG) reveals that the first letter in each line of the letter spells…
The response from the Governor’s Press Secretary Aaron McLear when questioned about it: "My goodness, what a strange coincidence. I suppose when u do so many vetoes something like this is bound to happen"
A tip ‘o the hat to the Sac Bee’s Kevin Yamamura on this one!… Read More
Since I have left politics to try to earn an honest living, and become a profit center for the state, rather than a cost of doing business (that is, actually paying more taxes than I get paid), I have not gotten to involved in many campaigns. However, when Linda Ackerman called, I said I would do what I could to help.
I didn’t know Dick Ackerman when he ran for office in 1994. It goes without saying that I didn’t know Linda either. For the twelve years that I served with Dick, I got to know Linda, and spent more than a few hours talking with the both of them about politics, the Legislature, and the California Republican Party. During that time, on more than one occasion, I came to believe that Linda should have been the candidate in 1994, not Dick (only kidding, Dick). But it is true, Linda knew and understood policy, the Legislature and politics. Quite frankly, there are few people more suited to serve in the Legislature than Linda Ackerman.
First, she knows the right policy solutions, and knows how to work those solutions in the Legislature. Life is difficult for a Republican in the Legislature, and especially difficult for a… Read More
Below are some thoughts on the Lacy survey from State Senator John Lewis (Ret’d) who is the lead consultant for the campaign of Supervisor Chris Norby…
LATEST 72nd AD POLL – AWFUL NEWS FOR LINDA ACKERMAN COULD NORBY WIN IT ALL ON NOVEMBER 17TH? By John Lewis … Read More