Saturday, August 8, 2015
The politicians in Sacramento are preparing to have a special meeting to raise gas taxes. (AGAIN!) They claim the high gas taxes Californians already pay aren't enough but they aren't telling you that out of $10 billion dedicated to "transportation" only $2 billion go to roads.
Friday, August 7, 2015
- Game of Thrones season finale: 8.11 million - Walking Dead season finale: 15.8 million - Fox News GOP debate: 24 million— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 7, 2015
Fox debate had 24 million viewers last night. That is an absolutely monster number #GOPDebate— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) August 7, 2015
Fury of left falls on Schumer... http://t.co/UrTo7y3EXv— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 7, 2015
Rep Brad Sherman (D-CA), is the latest pro-Israel, Jewish lawmaker to announce his opposition to the Iran deal.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) August 7, 2015
California courts launch amnesty program on old traffic tickets. Starting Oct. 1, old traffic tickets can be paid off at half the amount owed Suspended licenses will be reinstated
In June, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a one-time amnesty program for unpaid traffic and non-traffic infraction tickets, and the program will run through March 31, 2017.
Who is eligible: Those with unpaid tickets whose fines were due to be paid or who had a court date on or before Jan. 1, 2013.
Those who are now making payments on their tickets that were due both before and after Jan. 1, 2013 are eligible to have their driver’s license reinstated but are not eligible for a reduction in the amount owed, according to an announcement Thursday by Tulare County Superior Court.
All Superior Courts in California are participating in the amnesty program.
Polled Viewers Loved Mike Huckabee's 'Trust but Verify' Remark Last Night http://t.co/y9nga3k1wk— IJReview (@ijreview) August 7, 2015
NY Slimes loved the Fox "inquisition" of the Republican candidates http://t.co/7mdQ1HwIoe— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 7, 2015
If we're fortunate enough to avoid bread and circuses & have 16 years of Cruz and Fiorina, eg., we have a fighting chance. Fingers crossed!— proteinwisdom (@proteinwisdom) August 7, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Donald Trump himself came into the spin room to talk to reporters - total mob scene pic.twitter.com/yvspGMNEIx— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) August 7, 2015
Fox focus group proves Cruz was right in courting ex-Trump supporters.— RB (@RBPundit) August 7, 2015
Real America cannot long endure a conflict between its Leader Donald Trump and its Sweetheart Megyn Kelly.— Jim Antle (@jimantle) August 7, 2015
Hey folks - check out our debate night page. It rocks. http://t.co/cJ9cSjS7Wq— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 7, 2015
wow, Carly Fiorina on fire on Hardball tonight https://t.co/5dQPEq0IXM— Jon Ward (@jonward11) August 7, 2015
'Took Tingles to school!' Carly Fiorina hammers Chris Matthews in post-debate interview [video] http://t.co/BvmvAlxxTl— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) August 7, 2015
Carly Fiorina shines in opening debate http://t.co/mvA7xpquTL— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 7, 2015
Right now a New York Times reporter is furiously working the phones to find out how many parking tickets Carly Fiorina got when she was 23.— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) August 6, 2015
They'll have a tough time demonizing Carly. She's too quick for them, and she will fight. @redsteeze— Yes, Nick $earcy! (@yesnicksearcy) August 7, 2015
Carly Inspires: I Will Lead This Great Nation http://t.co/APCeb6qr3j— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) August 6, 2015
Carly Fiorina shines in opening debate http://t.co/mvA7xpquTL— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 7, 2015
No foreign policy issue other than Middle East/ISIS got anything other than cursory mention. Sadly blinkered view of the world. #Cato2016— Emma Ashford (@EmmaMAshford) August 6, 2015
Wallace expects Fiorina to move into the top tier of candidates. George Will agrees.— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 6, 2015
Well ... seems like the consensus is that Carly Fiorina stood out. I think she scares the Depends off Hillary.— Neal Boortz (@Talkmaster) August 6, 2015
Winner: Carly--an impressive, forceful performance; Loser--Lindsay Graham--often non-responsive, bizarrely down-beat demeanor— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) August 6, 2015
So who do you think won the 5pm #GOPDebate? Who do you think ruined their chances?— National Review (@NRO) August 6, 2015
Often hard to pick a winner in multi-candidate debate, but not this time. Fiorina a clear winner, though all candidates held their own.— Brit Hume (@brithume) August 6, 2015
Main takeaway from the first #GOPDebate: Carly and Perry need to be promoted to the adults table. Promptly.— Liz Mair (@LizMair) August 6, 2015
Read Newsweek's LIVE coverage of the 'second-tier' Republican debate, happening now http://t.co/jfkrqXmlx5— Newsweek (@Newsweek) August 6, 2015
Summary of #kidstable so far: Who are you? Why are you a loser? What about Donald Trump, who is a winner? Who should we bomb, and how much?— Peter Suderman (@petersuderman) August 6, 2015
Carly is making me feel the same way Obama made Chris Matthews feel!! #GOPDebate— Kim (@mrskimcam) August 6, 2015
Pataki who? Gilmore who? That's all I've got on that. #GOPDebate— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNellis) August 6, 2015
Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Scott Walker, Mike Huckabee, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie and John Kasich all qualified for the 9 p.m. eastern televised showdown at the Quicken Loans Arena, the network announced on air Tuesday night.
The debate, sponsored with Facebook, will be moderated by Fox News’ Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace.
In a Thursday evening on-air statement by the moderators, the news channel said it determined who gets to take the 10 podiums after averaging the five most recent national polls. Fox said it used recent Bloomberg, CBS News, Fox News, Monmouth University and Quinnipiac University polls.
Undercard: First presidential candidates' debate between GOP candidates
Date: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Time: 5 p.m. EDT
Host: Fox News and Facebook
Moderator: Bill Hemmer and Martha MacCallum
“Due to the overwhelming interest in the FOX News Facebook Debate Event Night on August 6th and in a concerted effort to include and accommodate the now 16 Republican candidate field — the largest in modern political history — FOX News is expanding participation in the 5 PM/ET debate to all declared candidates whose names are consistently being offered to respondents in major national polls, as recognized by Fox News”
Prime-time: First presidential candidates' debate between GOP candidates
Date: Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015
Time: 9 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. EDT
Host: Fox News and Facebook
Moderator: Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace
Aired on: Fox News Channel - (DirecTV - channel 360); (Dish Network - channel 205); (ATT U-verse - channel 210)
Live stream: The debate will be streamed live; ◼ click here for live streaming from livenewschat. (Check back with this post, more live stream links will be posted when they become available.)
These 10 Republican Candidates Made The Cut For The First Debate http://t.co/DSuYS0r367— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 4, 2015
◼ Sometimes voters do break the rules. - Politico
Every political analyst, every political observer, every politician is absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be the Republican nominee for president in 2016. And we’re all absolutely sure that Donald Trump is not going to be sworn in as president on January 20, 2017. Could we all be wrong?◼ Victory looks increasingly possible... - James Oliphant and Emily Flitter | Reuters
◼ Giuliani: 'We Might Have A Little Reagan Here'... - Real Clear Politics
"First of all, he's not a Roman candle," Giuliani told host Chris Matthews. "This is a very smart guy. This is a person who is media savvy in ways that some of the other candidates aren't. And he's a lot more substantive than you realize. I've know Donald 25 years. Meaning, he understands a lot of the world issues with a lot more depth than you probably realize."◼ TONIGHT: CENTER STAGE... - Washington Post
"So we might have a little of a Ronald Reagan here, a guy they underestimate," Giuliani observed. "And in my particular case, I'm personal friends with five or six of them. And I have a hard time deciding who I'd like to see be president and I'm probably going to take a little while. But I expect Donald Trump is going to do pretty darn well tomorrow night."
◼ GALLUP: Rubio, Walker Viewed Most Positively... - Gallup
◼ Can Jeb stand the heat? - Raf Sanchez, Washington/The Telegraph
The debate is a key test for Jeb Bush, who is trailing Mr Trump in the polls but will still be standing long after the hot air finally comes out of the Donald’s balloon.◼ GOP looks to narrow vast field... - AP
◼ Some Candidates Might Be On TV For Only 5 Minutes During Debate... - CBS Washington
◼ REPUBLICAN CIVIL WAR: BUSH SAYS TRUMP 'BAFFOON' A 'CLOWN' AN 'ASSHOLE' - Politico
How Jeb and the GOP Got Trumped
The establishment wanted a sweet ’16, not a 17-candidate pileup. Here’s what happened.
What do Trump supporters say about him? Bold/Authentic 50% Outsider 19% Policy 14% ... Immigration last at 3% pic.twitter.com/QfMaC2bvs9— Echelon (@EchelonInsights) August 6, 2015
Sen. Mark Kirk (R., Ill.) expressed concern that the Obama administration is gearing up to interfere in the case and petition a U.S. court to lessen the award issued to American victims of terrorism committed by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
Frank Luntz on #GOPDebate: If Donald Trump shows humility, he will take that 22% and he can go to 30 or 35%
A Kinder, Gentler Donald Trump: How long will he drop his finger-in-the-eye approach? http://t.co/xkYhBiBoVH— HowardKurtz (@HowardKurtz) August 6, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
PP Official: Dissecting Aborted Babies ‘Sickening on Some Level, But It’s Fun’ http://t.co/l183zRVy2K— CNSNews.com (@cnsnews) August 5, 2015
On page 79 of the 119-page transcript of the fifth video released Tuesday by CMP, which is posted on YouTube, Farrell discusses how PPGC’s abortionists often ask her if she has any “projects” because “it seems like a waste to throw away this tissue.”
PP Farrell: “It’s very exciting, it’s one of those things that when we get together with staff upstairs, a lot of them on their way by: ‘Do you have any projects, it seems like a waste to throw away this tissue.’ I know. Everyone asks about it.”
Buyer: “It’s a natural fit, right?”
I know it’s sickening on some level, but it’s fun.”PP Farrell: “It would be exciting too if you needed it dissected, because LaShonda and I are the most Curious George of the group. I know it’s sickening on some level, but it’s fun.”
Buyer: “Now, let’s think about it.”
John Hawkins: Liberalism Has Gone Beyond “Mainstreaming Dumb” To “Mainstreaming Crazy” http://t.co/7vgBrIgGuh— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 4, 2015
‘Lost touch with reality’: Obama says Iranians chanting 'Death to America' are 'making common cause' with the GOP
Obama: Iran has no desire to attack Israel, so approve this deal or Iran attacks Israel.— Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) August 6, 2015
We're giving #Iran $100 BILLION dollars and they're pointing weapons at our ships DURING THE SPEECH. This is like a bad made for tv movie.— Kelly Maher (@okmaher) August 5, 2015
Again. It would be nice if we had a president who didn’t talk about his Iran deal like he was a daily kos blogger.— Eli Lake (@EliLake) August 5, 2015
Obama: Don’t believe the alarmists, Iran not a threat to the world http://t.co/Sk0Axr0mzh— Right Scoop (@trscoop) August 5, 2015
‘Lost touch with reality’: Obama says Iranians chanting 'Death to America' are 'making common cause' with the GOP http://t.co/iCJ8CIiGo3— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) August 5, 2015
Full Transcript Of President Obama's Iran Speech At American University on 8-5-15 http://t.co/aawYeziqk7— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) August 5, 2015
Attached is the actual real WH tweet. It's hard to be funnier that this... pic.twitter.com/0yQlDetLpJ— WH PRESS SECRETARY (@weknowwhatsbest) August 5, 2015
Let's be clear about this, if anyone is on the same side as the Iranian hardliners here, it's Obama.— AG (@AG_Conservative) August 5, 2015
Monday, August 3, 2015
Watch the recording of today’s live Fire Situation Report for the latest on the fire danger in California. https://t.co/cB5zjvwYU9— CAL FIRE (@CAL_FIRE) August 3, 2015
Firestorm grows near Clear Lake; 12,000 ordered from homes http://t.co/reljwUIbyt— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) August 3, 2015
Timelapse video: Weather helps crews fight Rocky fire http://t.co/NXolLG6VNh— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) August 3, 2015
Just in: Senate blocks defunding Planned Parenthood bill - 53-46. 60 needed to proceed— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 3, 2015
Senate blocks GOP bill to cut Planned Parenthood aid, setting up intense fall battle: http://t.co/EDckwXIR1i— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) August 3, 2015
FOX NEWS POLL: Trump 26% Bush 15% Walker 9% Carson 7% Cruz 6% Huckaee 6% Rubio 5% Paul 5% Christie 3% Kasich 3% http://t.co/Y8z9dvdFNa— Breaking News Feed (@PzFeed) August 3, 2015
Even though California has some of the nation's highest taxes, the politicians are trying to use the state's bad roads as an excuse to repeal part of Prop. 13. But the fact is the politicians themselves are to blame for the bad roads, not Prop. 13.
...To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, here we go again. Once more, taxpayers are being told by our political elites that, if we want good roads, we have to have higher taxes.
Just a few weeks ago, this column exposed the politicians’ plan to hike gas taxes along with vehicle license fees and registration. This plan, by San Jose lawmaker Jim Beall would slam taxpayers in three ways. First, it would raise at least $3 billion annually by increasing the gas tax by another 10 cents a gallon. Second, it would hike the vehicle license fee, which is based on value, by more than 50 percent over 5 years. Third, it would increase the cost to register a vehicle by over 80 percent.
The latest scheme is Assembly Constitutional Amendment 4 which would weaken Proposition 13 by eliminating the two-thirds vote for local transportation sales taxes. ACA 4 is a bad idea. California already has the highest state sales tax in the nation. Not only that, but sales taxes are highly regressive, hitting the poor and working middle class the hardest.
It is true that California ranks very low nationally in the condition of its roads and highways. But, in addition to an already high sales tax we also have the highest income tax rate in America and the 4th highest gas tax. (And, by the way, that gas tax doesn’t even include the cost of California’s one of a kind “cap and trade” regulations which substantially increases the cost of every gallon of fuel pumped in California).
The truth is that the sad condition of our highways has nothing to do with the lack of tax dollars and has everything to do with poor management and bad choices in deciding where our transportation dollars are spent. Our taxes are far more likely to be paying for projects we don’t even need — like High Speed Rail — or a bloated Caltrans budget than they are for fixing roads....
Ted Cruz: EPA regulations a “lawless” and “radical” attempt to destabilize the Nation’s energy system
STARBUCKS CEO URGED TO CHALLENGE HILLARY http://t.co/4nekqQQE4P— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 3, 2015
AS TRUMP DOMINATES REPUBLICAN POLLS... http://t.co/vPeACXmGSI— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 3, 2015
19% of Democrats describe themselves as likely Trump voters http://t.co/UwoZHKdr7K— slone (@slone) August 3, 2015
SHOCK POLL: 36% of GOP Voters Likely to Vote for Trump If He Runs Third Party http://t.co/UwoZHKdr7K— slone (@slone) August 3, 2015
Even before drought, poor Californians had water problems & they're still being ignored by the state
Clinton ally asked Huma Abedin to facilitate political favor for Clinton Fdn donor. Wonder what is on that server? http://t.co/by79jCCFUB— Joel Gehrke (@Joelmentum) August 3, 2015
This is one heck of a slow-motion train wreck...and it's speeding up. "Clinton aide may have 'delivered favors.'" http://t.co/7zVivT4ToW— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) August 3, 2015
Iran claimed nuclear program was "exclusively peaceful". IAEA says otherwise. U.S. cut deal with liars and flawed inspections. #notendwell— Tim Pawlenty (@TimPawlenty) August 3, 2015
CONSTITUTION HASSLE: John Kerry admits: Iran deal isn't in treaty form because it would never be ratified by Congress http://t.co/2pbgP1h71c— Herman Cain (@THEHermanCain) August 3, 2015
Dana Milbank dubs Monday’s Senate vote to cut off federal funding from Planned Parenthood “The Abortion Promotion Act of 2015.” He argues that political efforts to defund Planned Parenthood are “sure to increase the number of abortions.”
Clearly #ObamaCare has totally failed because, according to Senate Democrats, women can only find healthcare through Planned Parenthood.— Lisa Scherr (@BBUMH) August 3, 2015
Ayatollah publishes 416-page guide to destroying Israel; Rails against 'American Great Satan'... http://t.co/fhb29OqVA3— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 3, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
This year it is at the Moose Lodge in Eureka. It's Pot-Luck, no charge, come on down!
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New WSJ poll shows Walker, Bush in strong place. Interesting to see first poll after first debate.— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) August 2, 2015
Can Jeb! win by being the only “adult’ in the room? http://t.co/boLosTOc3v— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 2, 2015
It is a clarion call to young people: “an appeal to reason and audacity”; an appeal that they “find the personal strength and will to break through the cycle of statist propaganda and manipulation, unrelenting emotional overtures, and the pressure of groupthink” that has atrophied their generation’s capacity to oppose a rapacious government that leaves too many of them broke, unsafe, and ignorant of who and what most threatens them
t’s not often that Twitter is uplifting, but late (July 27) a new hashtag started trending: #UnplannedParenthood.
As a child who was adopted by my awesome parents, I'm loving this: #UnplannedParenthood. Life is not a mistake.— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) July 29, 2015
Hillary Clinton: Supports murdering viable babies (OLDER than this one!) for ANY reason whatsoever. Think about that. pic.twitter.com/nWNQUUUM0x— Ericka Andersen (@ErickaAndersen) July 21, 2015
Josh Earnest parroting “extremists on the right” line from Planned Parenthood - adds that they are edited, refers reporters back to @PPact— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) July 30, 2015