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Richard Rider

Newsom recall cost taxpayers FIVE times more than Davis 2003 recall. Why?

The press and our Democrat politicians are making a big deal about how expensive this recall election was. Estimates are that it cost state and local governments over $300 million. And that IS a lot of taxpayer money.

But as I like to put it, the unofficial progressive slogan is “Don’t Look Back.” Not being a progressive, I’ll ignore that admonition.

Here’s my (edited) response to a liberal critic of mine — after he cited the expensive cost of the failed Newsom recall election:

It’s WONDERFUL to read that you’ve suddenly become concerned about the cost of government. Seldom do we get that complaint from a progressive. Upon reflection, perhaps you shouldn’t have brought it up. The total state and local taxpayercosts for the 2003 Gray Davis recall election ranged from $53 million to $66 million.

Why did this 2021 Gavin Newsom $300+ million recall election cost taxpayers five times more than the Gray Davis recall only 18Read More

Bruce Bialosky

Afghan Aftermath

Even though we may all be thoroughly sick of discussing the Afghanistan situation, there is a subject worthy of analysis. It doesn’t involve the departure which was a disaster of epic proportions that was executed by our dullard of a President with obvious diminished capacity and rests entirely and completely on his shoulders and the inept team that surrounds him. The discussion that needs to be had is whether we should have left there in the first place.

During the effort over a prolonged period by two separate presidents, I maintained the same position concerning complete withdrawal from the hellhole known as Afghanistan. When someone addressed the issue to me, I asserted there were strong arguments on both sides. That is an unusual position for me to take because on its face it appears wishy-washy. Very occasionally, there are circumstances that have fine arguments on both sides.

My secondary reaction after the departure engineered by our current President, with the appearance he wanted to humiliate and diminish our country, was we would have to wait two to three years to be able to objectively conclude whether it was proper to pull all our troops from the… Read More

Richard Rider

CA is now a PERMANENT blue state — for reasons few will understand

Gavin Newsom’s lopsided victory was NOT the result of voter fraud. There was no NEED for voter fraud, though some doubtless occurred.

Instead, the Democrats have stumbled across the LEGAL way to keep California voting Democrat — forever. It’s really simple:

1. Mail everyone a ballot. Previously one had to REQUEST a mail ballot. Automatic ballot mailings will become permanent in CA. Abill to send ALL registered CA voters a mail ballot EVERY election has already been passed by the CA state rubber stamp legislature. It is currently on Newsom’s desk. https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/every-california-voter-would-get-a-mail-ballot-if-newsom-signs-this-bill/ar-AAO4xj0

2. The return postage on the ballot was paid by the taxpayers. Previously the voter had to put the stamp on the envelope — something that the young and low interest voters usually wouldn’t do.

3. Ballot harvesting is legal and encouraged in the Golden State.

The key to a functional democracy is an informed electorate. In this election, the average IQ of voters dropped 10 points or more. A more uninformed and MISinformed electorate is hard to… Read More

Ray Haynes

I Call Voter Fraud…And I Have Proof!!!!

This claim of voter fraud is NOT one that the mainstream media can dismiss with a “Ray Haynes pushes discredited claims of voter fraud…” or “Ray Haynes perpetuates false and insane claims that there was cheating in this election…” or “Crazy Ray Haynes spreads Nutty Voter Fraud theories…” like they do with everyone who has some credible proof of illegal voting actions. NOPE, not this one, my proof comes directly out of the mouths of Joe Biden, Gavin Newsom and the mainstream media itself.

I began to suspect that fraud on Monday when President Biden showed up in California and said “You have to vote no on the recall or you will end up with Donald Trump as your Governor…” Try as I may, I don’t remember seeing Donald Trump on my ballot. That’s too bad, because I wouldn’t mind him as the Governor, but he just wasn’t there. Then, yesterday, at his victory speech, our Arrogant Lazy Authoritarian in Charge (ALAIC) Gavin Newsom announced “We defeated Trump, but Trumpism is not dead…” I looked at the returns and sure enough, Trump was defeated, he didn’t… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

Biden’s Lawlessness Runs Deep

People were upset when Uncle Joe decided to extend the renters’ moratorium despite a U.S. Supreme Court ruling against that extension and his own statements questioning the legality. His acts of lawlessness are just the most visible of the questionable activities so far within his administration. His lower-level appointees are following his lead and running roughshod over our governmental structure.

The United States government has an avalanche of bureaus and commissions. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is one of those. It was established by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to enforce civil rights law against workplace discrimination. The Commission is run by a five-member commission. The terms run for five years and are appointed by the incumbent U.S. president.

President Biden did two things regarding this commission. He took the unusual step of firing the counsel to the commission who was appointed for a four-year term. Then he appointed a new chair to the commission, Charlotte A. Burrows. Despite his changes the commission still had a Republican majority of 3-2. All policy changes have a process that runs through the commission. That was not… Read More

Ray Haynes

Will California Choose Freedom or Arrogance?

We are about a week away from the recall, and it is too close to call at this moment. That is actually good news for California.

If someone had asked me a year ago, I would have said the recall is an exercise in futility. California is too lost. Its leadership is too far gone, and, unfortunately, too reflective of the people of the state of California. We deserve the government we get, and the people of the state of California have shown that they deserve a government that puts the the health and safety of its citizens at risk by letting dangerous criminals out of jail, locks law-abiding citizens in their home claiming to protect their health and safety, takes as much money as it can out of the pockets of its hard working citizens claiming it has compassion for people who refuse to work, pays those who enter this country illegally from the pockets of its citizens, and then seeks to force those citizens to get vaccinations while failing to assure those who have entered the country illegally are disease free. And the citizens of this state buy all of that, either because they personally profit from the system (like the government unions), or they “hate the… Read More

Bruce Bialosky

The Experience of a Lifetime, a 9/11 Remembrance

This is a reprint of a column published in the Los Angeles Daily News about our experience from twenty years ago on 9/11 and thereafter. It is being re-run with the hope that you will recall what your own experience was that day while contemplating the importance of our goal to win the war against the terrorists.

I knew this was going to happen. I had been told and warned it was only a matter of time. I never expected to be part of history in this manner. I certainly did not know it was going to occur on this day, at this time.

I came to Washington with a group of Los Angelenos as part of a tour tied to the national quarterly meeting of the Republican Jewish Coalition. We had arrived on Saturday, September 8th, and began what most political junkies would perceive as a dream five days. We had lined up members of the cabinet, the Chief Justice, and others. We had political leaders and policy wonks scheduled higher than the corn in Kansas.

As fate would have it, Monday, the 10th, was our foreign policy day. We started with a briefing by the Israeli Ambassador and his staff and followed that with a briefing from the #2 person at the Jordanian Embassy.… Read More

Richard Rider

Fed unemployment benefits end 4 September, but don’t expect most to return to work

First the good news. After 4 September, we are FINALLY ending the federal “stimulus/unemployment” payments. It’s time to get people returning to the job market.

But, sadly, I don’t think that — as a result — everyone will be returning to work. This is ironic — as Labor Day is coming up this weekend.

Many “unemployed” may already be working — but not on the books. They are getting comfortable in the subsidized underground economy.

Working in the cash economy (or not working at all) will remain popular as long as all the OTHER benefit programs pass out free goodies. People today know much more about how to get (and STAY) on the dole than they knew in pre-COVID days. And few states are more anti-employment than California.

At this stage, CA will still pay the STATE unemployment benefits —up to $450 a week— $23,400 annually. No social security and other payroll deductions. No state income tax. Apparently the recipient does not even need to pretend that they are seeking… Read More

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