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Richard Rider

Yet again CA wildfires rage while our pathetic politicians posture

Here we go again. Huge “unexpected” California brush fires destroying thousands of homes — not to mention scores of lives lost. After the conflagration subsides, publicity-seeking politicians will overrun the area, consoling disconsolate homeowners — great photo ops. These political opportunists will then demonstrate their generosity by doling out OPM to victims, taking credit for the “charity” they provide.

And then, after a couple months of this posturing, no significant preventative measures will be adopted — even LOW COST non-coercive preventative measures.And yes, there ARE some cost-effective reforms that could be adopted that likely would save many and likely most of the houses now burning to the ground.

I’ve been writing about such reforms since the 2003 San Diego fire destroyed 330 homes in my Scripps Ranch subdivision. Indeed, I did a paid, five part, pro-con op-ed debate series with a bigRead More

Katy Grimes

California Blue Wave: Will it Lead to Insolvency Faster?

The midterm elections have turned out as most observers expected, nationally, statewide, and in Sacramento. By historical standards, nationally, the Democrats underperformed and lost a number of high-profile races. There was no Blue Wave – more like a blue ripple.

However, California is another story, remaining as blue as can be, and headed right into insolvency. In the contest for governor, California voters chose Democratic politician Gavin Newsom over Republican businessman John Cox, who is not a politician.

California goes ‘Full Nuthouse’ as my friendLeslie EastmanRead More

Katy Grimes

A Caravan Worth Following: ‘CAUTION: Fraud Ahead’ Tour

Despite the media’s romance with the caravaninvasion from Honduras and Mexico headed for the United States border, Jesse Rojas, President of Californians for Accountability PAC, is leading a legal caravan. Rojas is driving a box truck following the blue tour bus for gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom. Calling it the “Caution: FRAUD AHEAD Tour Rojas and company are warning of “Lost jobs and higher… Read More

Katy Grimes

Voter’s Take Heed: Gov. Newsom Poised to Make Us All Part Of San Francisco

“Welcome to El Sanfransisco!”

IfGavin Newsom was elected Governor, Californians may end up saying“Welcome to El Sanfransisco!”

San Francisco used to be the gem of the once-Golden State. Today visitors and residents see on the streets squalor, trash, human poop and urine, used heroin needles, rats, and homeless people. The city is even experiencing Hepatitis outbreaks.

Unless California wants this to become the “new normal” for the entire state, a vote for Gavin Newsom for California Governor is a vote forNight of the Living Dead because that’s what is taking over California cities.

Gavin Newsom was San Francisco Mayor 2004 – 2011, during which time he was widely criticized for poor management of his department managers, as well as a massive city budget for only 800,000 people. “In San Francisco, running a city department like a Franz Kafka nightmare… Read More

Ray Haynes

Through It All, I Stand With Trump

I am a political ad junkie. During the election season, I change channels to see the political ads. Strange behavior, I know, but I like to see what the Democrats are saying. This election season has been populated with a lot of ads (here in California for sure) trying to tie Republicans to Trump. That tells me the Dems somehow think the key to their victory is a hatred of Trump. Some Republicans like to join in and reinforce that message of hatred of Trump.

Most of you who know me know I didn’t support Trump in the primaries in 2016. I was wrong. The fact is, politically and on a policy level, Trump has been the best thing to happen to Republicans in a long time. He fights Democrats and their leftist apologists in the media, which explains why they are apoplectic, and make him the focus of their hatred. The reason for their vitriol? Republicans are supposed to fold up their tents and go home when the Dems attack, they are not supposed to attack back, like Trump. Some of the Reps that turn on Trump when the media calls them demonstrate that expected Pavlovian response to those leftist attacks. Trump does not give in. Has he been perfect? No. But let… Read More

Katy Grimes

#WALKAWAY from Democrats D.C. March a YUGE Success Ahead of Midterms

The #WalkAway movement is picking up steam as it urges liberals to abandon Democrats.

Thousands of fed up former Democrats and liberals joined Brandon Straka’s #WalkAway CampaignSaturday in Washington D.C. for the new movement’s first national rally.

Straka led a mile-long march of 5,000+ supporters in Washington, D.C., according to Capitol police, as a show of unity just ahead of the 2018 mid-term elections.

Straka started the group only five months ago in late May when he posted a Youtubevideo testimonial that’s been viewed 404,721times as of this writing. Brandon Straka, a life long Democrat, explains that he… Read More

Katy Grimes

Padded Résumé, Big Govt Socialist, Jessica Morse is Unserious House Candidate

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

It is too badthere is no referee calling fouls and issuing penalties to politicians and candidates who lie. Even today’s political fact checkers aren’t always reliable. So it’s up to voters to sort through the noise.

Particularly noisy is Democrat Jessica Morse, who is running against Republican Rep. Tom McClintock for the U.S. House of Representatives. Morse’s campaign has been fatuous and unserious. Jessica Morse is a study in running a callow campaign, with hertroubled relationship with the truth when it comes to her past, her credentials, and an embellished résumé.

The contrast is… Read More

Richard Rider

The Vaunted “California Miracle” Economy Is a Fantasy

Democrats and their MSM allies have been touting California’s “miracle comeback” from the recession. They love to reference 2015 statistics – the SINGLE year when CA did quite well compared to the other states. But as we’ll see below, three things are apparent:

1. 2015 was an aberration.

2. Since 2105, CA has slipped back into its moribund economic performance that has become the norm in the Golden State.

3. By just about any metric, CA is doing less well than the majority of the other states. Too often a LOT less well.

California’s unemployment rate(September, 2018) has improved significantly this year. Yet we are now tied for 32nd – with a 4.1% unemployment rate. The nationalRead More

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