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"It was a splendid population - for all the slow, sleepy, sluggish-brained sloths stayed at home - you never find that sort of people among pioneers - you cannot build pioneers out of that sort of material. It was that population that gave to California a name for getting up astounding enterprises and rushing them through with a magnificent dash and daring and a recklessness of cost or consequences, which she bears unto this day - and when she projects a new surprise the grave world smiles as usual and says, "Well, that is California all over."

- - - - Mark Twain (Roughing It)

Thursday, November 28, 2013

High-Speed rail funding cut & Amtrak ridership drops in Sacramento

California judge cuts off state funding
for high-speed train venture

(Fox News)  A California judge has slammed the brakes on funding a pricey high-speed train project, in a move that could put the entire Los Angeles-to-San Francisco line in jeopardy.
The ruling, by California Superior Court Judge Michael Kenny, was greeted as good news by critics of the ambitious but costly rail proposal.

Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., the House majority whip, called the high-speed train an “unworkable boondoggle” and said Tuesday he’ll work with his colleagues in Congress to deny federal funding for it as well.

“The ruling marks yet another self-inflicted setback for the California High-Speed Rail Authority and a small victory for California taxpayers,” McCarthy told FoxNews.com. “The CHSRA has failed at every turn to detail a realistic plan that will fund this program. With no private funds, unreliable ridership numbers and the reliance on taxpayers to eventually bail the project out – it should not move forward.”

The ruling is the latest setback for champions of high-speed rail in California. It follows a recent decision by the federal government to suspend their review of a massive loan for a separate California-to-Vegas train.

Kenny, in his ruling Monday, rejected a request from the CHSRA to sell $9 billion of the $10 billion in bonds approved by voters in 2008.

Over the summer, Kenny ruled that the state had failed to comply with requirements of the voter-approved money that would pay for the project’s initial phase.

However, the measure also included provisions that basically said the state couldn’t start building if it had not secured all of the capital needed to create a fully operational and self-supporting first section of the line. California is about $25 billion short of what it needs to complete the first phase.

Amtrak rail lines in California.
Nothing to Steal
An intelligent person would simply connect the Amtrak line that dead ends in San Luis Obispo with the Amtrak line at San Jose.  For a tiny fraction of the cost of the insane "high speed" rail fraud most of the state from Mexico to Sacramento would be connected by rail.
Instead countless billions will be pissed away as payback to the businesses and unions that fund the campaigns of the Sacramento hacks.  All the special interests have their snouts in the trough of corruption. 

Amtrak Pacific Surfliner at Del Mar, CA
Simply connect San Jose and San Luis Obispo and you have a statewide rail system.  But easy and cheap are words the liar politicians have never heard.


Transit officials say competition from the low-fare carrier Megabus, pictured here in Sacramento earlier this year, may be hurting ridership on the Amtrak Capitol Corridor line. A Megabus spokesman says the business is doing well in Sacramento. “We are meeting our expectations,” Mike Alvich said.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/26/5946931_a5947103/sacramento-train-mystery-what.html#storylink=cpy

Sacramento train mystery:
What happened to the passengers?

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/26/5946931/sacramento-train-mystery-what.html#storylink=cpy
  • Not all is well on the train front.  While I like rapid transit we have taxpayer funded county run bus systems trying to undercut the taxpayer funded train systems and steal passengers.

(Sacramento Bee)  The Sacramento and Davis Amtrak stations have long been stalwart stops on California’s Capitol Corridor, major reasons the 170-mile rail line connecting the Valley and Bay Area is the third-busiest passenger service in America.

But in the past year, the number of passengers getting on and off in Sacramento and Davis has dropped notably. Concerned Capitol Corridor officials say they are launching an investigation to figure out what’s happening.

“I am not trying to sound alarm bells, but those are our two busiest stations, so we need to find out why,” Capitol Corridor chief David Kutrosky said.

Passenger levels dropped 6 percent this year at Sacramento Valley Station in downtown Sacramento and 5 percent in Davis, Kutrosky said. Combined, the two stations accounted for 88 percent of ridership losses on the system, which has 17 stations, and runs from Auburn to San Jose. A total of 1.7 million passengers rode the Capitol Corridor train in fiscal 2013, a 2.6 percent drop from the prior year.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/26/5946931/sacramento-train-mystery-what.html#storylink=cpy

Chuck Robuck, a rail activist and former Capitol Corridor rider from Auburn, now retired, says he believes the financial struggles of state workers in recent years may be taking a toll. “Here in the foothills, a lot of people have switched to the (county-run) Placer Commuter Express bus because of the cost difference,” Robuck said. “It’s $70 less expensive a month. That’s a biggie.”

Capitol Corridor data confirm a drop in ridership from Placer County. One dropout is Patty Atherton of Auburn, a longtime Capitol Corridor commuter who saves more than a $100 a month after switching to a private van pool in January. Atherton is disabled and said the wait at the Sacramento station for a transport cart caused her frequently to miss her light-rail connection.

“I miss the camaraderie of the train, but I love the van,” she said. “It drops me off right at my building.”

Overall, though, commute-period train ridership in Sacramento remains stable, data show. It’s the midday trains and some weekend service, which tend to have more leisure riders, that are seeing most of the falling ridership numbers, Kutrosky said. 
Passengers prepare to board an Amtrak train bound for
San Francisco at the Sacramento Valley station.
(Randall Benton / Sacramento Bee)

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/26/5946931_a5947102/sacramento-train-mystery-what.html#storylink=cpy

Monday, November 25, 2013

Fun is illegal in California - Wood fires to be banned at the beach

Your Masters Say "Fun is illegal"
  • Beating the drum of insane environmentalism, the political Elites of California launch one attack after another against the common people for daring to have a wood fire at the beach.
  • Big Brother Government DEMANDS that you are only allowed to have "Government Approved" entertainment at your beach party.  And don't you talk back to us, the NSA is recording your every conversation for thought crimes.

Newport Beach city officials this week are expected to consider a plan that would allow for a more so-called "environmentally friendly" Southern California beach tradition -- natural gas fire pits.  Our Master have declared wood fires "evil" and they are to be crushed at all costs.

Sorry, natural gas fires are fucking boring . . . just what a Liberal would like.  No fun.

City officials are considering putting into place new fire rings at the Balboa Pier area and Corona del Mar State Park.

The plan, expected to be considered at a meeting on Tuesday, is in response to an action taken this summer by the South Coast Air Quality Management District that restricts “open burning” at the beach to cut down on air pollution caused by smoke from burning wood reports NBC Los Angeles.

Among the AQMD’s moronic "findings" were that smoke from one fire is equivalent to three new diesel trucks or second-hand smoke from 800 cigarettes. The smoke from 30 fire rings equaled “an average large south coast refinery,” the AQMD said.

In 2012, the Newport Beach City Council voted to ask the California Coastal Commission for permission to remove all 60 wood-burning fire rings within the city limits, citing health concerns related to wood smoke.

The Commission postponed acting on the city’s request, but the AQMD adopted an amended rule about beach burning.

At a meeting this summer, the South Coast Air Quality Management District Governing Board voted on a compromise that would likely cut the number of fire pits in the region by Spring 2014.

Neighboring Huntington Beach has also been grapping with the issue.

Proponents there have said the rings have been an important part of city culture for over 60 years and provide an affordable means to gather family along the shore to celebrate.

Obey Your Masters.
Thou Shalt Not Have Fun at the Beach.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Is the GOP is scared of winning elections?

Voters gather to view the nearly extinct GOP elephant.

Los Angeles Assembly Race
  • Yet more missed opportunity.  The Democrat is ahead by a slim 171 votes in an L.A. special election.  Plus the GOP lost another Assembly race by 365 votes.
  • The Republican Party has abandoned their own candidates in a solid middle class districts around the state.

The Republican Party in the People's Republic has appeared to have given up any idea of trying to win elections anymore.

In a sort of modified Stockholm syndrome the GOP has decided to cede middle class districts to the Democrats and hunker down in the few districts they have left and hope that no one notices them.

Vacancies have left Democrats one seat short of the two-thirds majority that allows them to govern without Republican input. The open 45th Assembly District seat, held by Democrat Bob Blumenfield until he won election to the Los Angeles City Council earlier this year, offers a chance for Democrats to re-establish their dominance.

But as of Wednesday afternoon, the secretary of state’s office reported that Democrat Matt Dababneh, a former aide to U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman, held a slender 171-vote lead over his opponent, Republican Susan Shelley, out of more than 26,000 votes counted so far.

Lost by 171 Votes.
Left to twist in the wind by the GOP
without any support.

Ventura County has finished certifying its results, but the bulk of voters live in Los Angeles County. As of noon on Wednesday, 2,841 ballots remained to be counted there, elections office spokeswoman Regina Ip said. Special elections for state candidates rarely spur significant voter turnout, and this one was no exception: Turnout stands at about 10.5 percent districtwide reports the Sacramento Bee.

Dababneh drew nearly $500,000 in campaign contributions, far eclipsing the just under $50,000 for Shelley. Even with that fundraising gap, Shelley managed to keep things close in a district where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than 23 percentage points. Her campaign emphasized preventing a Democratic supermajority from tampering with Proposition 13, the 1978 ballot measure that limits increases in property taxes.

On Wednesday, Shelley attributed her surge to voter discontent with Democrats who are largely inoculated from challengers and concerns about a revived Democratic supermajority.

“The idea that taxes could be raised, that things could get on the ballot without any Republican input” helped motivate voters, Shelley said, adding that her socially moderate platform lets her focus on the economy.
This week’s election was the second Assembly special election in a row where the Democratic candidate in a seemingly safe Democratic district was in danger of losing. In September, Pomona Democrat Freddie Rodriguez won by 400 votes in the 52nd Assembly District.

The Death of the GOP
The 45th Assembly District in the West San Fernando Valley portion of Los Angeles is a ground zero example of the collapse of the Republican Party in California.
The West Valley is a solid middle to upper class suburban community.  In past years it elected Republicans such as Assemblyman Bob Cline, Assemblywoman Marion La Follette, State Senators Lou Cusanovich and Ed Davis as well as Congressman Barry Goldwater Jr.  Now the area elects loony big government loving Leftist Democrats.
Simply, if the GOP cannot win districts of middle class voters, then in what type of districts is the party planning to win?

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/20/5932495/democrat-clings-to-lead-in-assembly.html#storylink=cpy

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/20/5932495/democrat-clings-to-lead-in-assembly.html#storylink=cpy

Mayor Paul Leon - Abandoned by the GOP

San Bernardino - Los Angeles
Assembly Race
  • Another missed opportunity.  A Hispanic Conservative candidate was ignored by the GOP and lost an Assembly special election to a Leftist Democrat by only 365 votes.
  • Paul Leon is everything the Republican Party claims they want in a candidate:  a pro-gun, Conservative Hispanic who is also Mayor of city.  So with a strong candidate the state GOP ignored him in his special election race for a Senate seat.  Leon switched to "independent" in a run for an open Assembly seat.  The GOP ignored him again and allowed a Democrat to win.

Yes it is true  -  The GOP is run by fucking morons.

In September Pomona Councilman Freddie Rodriguez narrowly defeated Ontario Mayor Paul Leon in a special election to fill a vacancy in Inland Southern California’s 52nd Assembly District, according to unofficial results.

Rodriguez, a Democrat, topped Leon, who has no party preference, by 365 votes out of 13,743 cast.  Turnout stood at less than 8 percent in the district that includes Ontario, Pomona, Chino and part of Fontana.

The outcome marked Leon’s second defeat for an Inland legislative seat in less than five months. Running as a Republican, Leon lost a May special election to then-Assemblywoman Norma Torres to fill a vacancy in the 32nd Senate District reports the Press Enterprise.

For Assembly Democrats, the vote was another uncomfortably close finish in a seat where the party has a 20-point registration advantage.

In the nine-candidate July special primary election, an influx of Democratic and labor money in the final days lifted Rodriguez into the runoff against Leon. The spending spree came after private polls reportedly showed that Leon and Republican Dorothy Pineda were poised to advance to the runoff.

The outcome also suggests that Republicans missed another opportunity in an area where the GOP once was competitive.

Assembly Republicans, though, showed no interest in the race. There was the question of how much help the party could give to a candidate who was not a registered Republican and the difficulty of defending Leon in November 2014.

52nd Assembly District
Given up without a fight.  The 52nd district covers Pomona in Los Angeles County and parts of San Bernardino County including the city of Ontario where Paul Leon is Mayor. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

23,000 truck loads of toxic waste are missing

The Director and Assistant Director of the
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
(AP File Photo)

Idiots Run California
California can't find tens of thousands of trucks filled
with cancer causing toxic waste.

As a John Muir Conservative Conservationist, the massive fucking stupidity of humans never ceases to amaze me.  Democrat or Republican, it does not matter.  We are ruled over by morons.

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control cannot account for 174,000 tons of hazardous material shipped for disposal in the last five years, a Times analysis found. That's more than 23,000 truck or tanker loads.

The state database shows they were shipped but gives no indication they arrived at their intended destinations — many of which are out of state.

These so-called lost loads include more than 20,000 tons of lead, a neurotoxin; 520 tons of benzene, a carcinogen; and 355 tons of methyl ethyl ketone, a flammable solvent some in the industry call "methyl ethyl death," reports the Los Angeles Times.

Nearly 60% of those loads are classified as hazardous by federal standards — meaning the waste is so potentially harmful it must be regulated in all 50 states. The rest falls under California's stricter standards.

Top regulators acknowledge flaws in the tracking system but insist that public health is not threatened. They say they are confident that missing shipments find their way to authorized disposal sites. But, they admit, they can't be sure.

"We don't know," said Debbie Raphael, director of the department, which has a $189-million budget and about 900 employees. "It's a question mark."

"I do not believe that Californians are at risk," Raphael said with a straight face.

"I think it's completely unacceptable that California is unable to track waste from where it is generated to its disposal site," said Assemblyman Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), chairman of the Assembly's committee on environmental safety and toxic materials.

Even a small amount of errant waste can create "a very big public health impact," said W. Bowman Cutter, an associate professor in the environmental analysis program at Pomona College, who has studied the state's hazardous waste system.

"These are all wastes that have been shown to be harmful to health directly," he said, referring to the most dangerous compounds, including lead and benzene.

Idiots on Parade
In 2010 (under GOP Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger) teachers and children at Saul Martinez Elementary School in Mecca were evacuated from the school, overwhelmed by noxious odors from Western Environmental.
Year after year the trucks rolled in, dumping loads of sewage sludge and contaminated dirt at a soil-recycling plant in this tiny desert community.
Thousands of deliveries were dutifully recorded in a state database. Anyone who checked it would have seen that the plant had no state permit to accept hazardous waste.
Yet the dumping went on for seven years — because state regulators either did not look at their own records or did not act on the information. The waste piles grew, rising 40 feet above the Coachella Valley floor. The stench worsened too.
Eventually, noxious odors swept over Saul Martinez Elementary School, more than a mile away. Children vomited. Teachers gasped for breath. Even then it took a storm of publicity and pressure from a U.S. Senator before regulators stopped the dumping in 2011.
"It was just blatant negligence," said Celia Garcia, then a teacher at the school, where two of her children were students.
(Christina House / For The Times)

Environmentally Friendly
What to do with cancer causing toxic waste?  I know, let's pay some poor rural city to dig a hole in the ground and then we can truck in and dump the barrels.  Out of sight, out of mind.  I guess these clowns never heard of Erin Brockovich.

After dumping a load of waste, a truck exits the Chemical Waste
Management Company in Kettleman City.
(Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)

Monday, November 18, 2013

California officials protecting violent criminals

Come on in - We love illegals.

Santa Clara - A Sanctuary County
  • The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal this month to turn over jailed illegal aliens with serious criminal records to federal agents for deportation.

California’s Santa Clara County has been highlighted in the “Corruption Chronicles” maintained by Judicial Watch, a Washington watchdog and corruption-fighting organization, for its decision to protect violent criminals from federal agents.
Here’s how the San Jose Mercury News described the recent vote by the county’s board of supervisors to keep its current policy on jailed illegal immigrants, and refuse a plan to turn over those illegals “with a history of serious or violent crime” to the federal government.

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2013/11/california-officials-protecting-violent-criminals/#MpXcQSC1xaHoYPJR.99
The People's Republic of California  -   Democrat run Santa Clara County has been highlighted in the "Corruption Chronicles" maintained by Judicial Watch, a Washington watchdog and corruption-fighting organization, for its decision to protect violent criminals from federal agents.

Here's how the San Jose Mercury News described the recent vote by the county's board of supervisors to keep its current policy on jailed illegal immigrants, and refuse a plan to turn over those illegals "with a history of serious or violent crime" to the federal government.

"Santa Clara County remains one of only a handful of jurisdictions in the country, including Chicago's Cook County, that refuse to hold any inmates unless U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement pays for the cost of detaining them - which ICE refuses to do," reports World Net Daily.

Judicial Watch explained that Santa Clara is taking being an illegal immigration sanctuary "to an extreme."

"It's a sanctuary county on steroids, and, not surprisingly, it's in California," Judicial Watch reported.

"Nevertheless, it's preposterous even for a liberal local government that aims to make all immigrants part of its big, happy family."

The report documented, "The Santa Clara Board of Supervisors rejected a proposal this month to turn over jailed illegal aliens with serious criminal records to federal agents for deportation. The county has always protected illegal aliens, but briefly considered turning over violent criminals to the feds so they could be deported. Instead, lawmakers caved into the open borders movement, passing a measure forbidding even that."

The board had considered a change in its policy "on the grounds that public safety is jeopardized by releasing violent felons who could be deported."

The Chronicle reported, "A Hispanic supervisor (Cindy Chavez) who represents a heavily Latino district says she voted for the measure because holding even a small percentage of jailed illegal aliens for ICE would have a 'chilling effect on the immigrant community's reporting of crime.' Chavez did, however, express particular nervousness about domestic violence offenders but evidently not enough to turn them over for deportation."

The report said a local prosecutor, Jeff Rosen, and sheriff, Laurie Smith, had warned "that freeing illegal aliens convicted of violent crimes or gangbangers poses a significant risk to the community."

The American Civil Liberties Union argued the other side, claiming "the county's absolute no-holds policy has actually improved public safety by increasing immigrants' trust in local police and by reducing their fear of reporting crimes," the report said.

Hand-Wringing Liberals
Democrat run Santa Clara refuses to turn over violent criminals to the Feds for deportation.  After all we don't want to hurt the feelings of the illegal alien community now do we?

Friday, November 15, 2013

A $1 Billion Boondoggle - "Free" ipads for all students

Idiot of the Week
Los Angeles School Superintendent John Deasy

L.A. Schools to blow $1 Billion on expensive
and breakable iPads for small children
  • The moronic School Superintendent John Deasy said we need to train these children for jobs that have not been created yet.  Never mind that since the jobs have not been created yet how do we know what skills a worker would need?
  • Somehow surfing the net does not look like a meaningful job "skill".
  • I suggest that someone follow the money trail on this corrupt boondoggle.  Somewhere, someone is getting campaign money, bribes or jobs in exchange for a massive $1 Billion contract.

After weeks of debate, the Democrat controlled Los Angeles Unified School District on Tuesday voted to continue with its ambitious yet controversial plan to put an iPad in the hands of each one of its students.

Phase two of the rollout, which has been dogged by setbacks, is expected to continue in a modified format.

The tablets were confiscated from students at Roosevelt High School and other campuses in September after some students disabled security software and accessed unauthorized sites such as Facebook and YouTube reports KTLA News Los Angeles.

By a vote of 6-1, board members on Tuesday approved the purchase of some 70,000 new iPads that will be deployed at 35 schools by the end of the year. Forty-seven campuses in the district already have the mobile devices.

The board also agreed to conduct an assessment of the iPads’ educational efficacy before purchasing a final shipment in fall 2015.

Despite criticism of the project, Superintendent John Deasy insists that it is a crucial part of preparing students for the modern job market.

“Students will enter a workforce … for jobs that haven’t even been described and founded yet, that will require levels of technology that you and I are not competent in,” Deasy told a reporter on Wednesday.

Many instructors, however, remain adamantly opposed to the $1-billion plan.

“We cannot allow the superintendent to gobble up all the new taxpayer dollars on pet projects at the expense of educators. An iPad will never take the place of a teacher,” said Warren Fletcher, president of United Teachers Los Angeles.

Members of the union would like funds that have been earmarked for iPads to be used instead to pay for an increase in teachers’ compensation. They planned to demand raises at a rally on Wednesday afternoon.

L.A. Unified students are seen using some of the iPads that have
already been distributed in the district.
(Credit: KTLA)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Ex-TARP GOP official eyes Brown challenge

Not exactly an "A" list candidate
Jerry Brown is not attracting major, well known opponents.

(Politico)  -  Former Treasury Department official and TARP administrator Neel Kashkari is likely to run for governor of California as a Republican in 2014 and has begun the process of gathering advisers for an anticipated campaign, POLITICO has learned.

As President George W. Bush’s assistant Treasury secretary for financial stability, Kashkari was the lead official tasked with overseeing the 2008 bank bailouts. He left the investment firm PIMCO earlier this year, citing a desire to continue a career of public service.

Republican sources say Kashkari, 40, has not made a final decision to run for governor and he is not expected to attend the Republican Governors Association retreat in Arizona this month. But he is already taking counsel from a group of experienced California hands, including strategist Aaron McLear, media consultant Todd Harris and pollster Neil Newhouse and his firm Public Opinion Strategies.

Reached by phone, McLear offered only this comment on Kashkari’s intentions: “Neel has been traveling the state talking to Californians about the challenges they face and to determine how he can best help.”

Kashkari has made no secret of his interest in pursuing elected office at some point. He has spent much of 2013 touring the state and his Twitter feed includes photos of him picking crops in Salinas, visiting a homeless shelter in Sacramento and speaking to students in East Palo Alto.

Kashkari has also met with Republican donors to assess the financial viability of a campaign, and sources said that Republicans in Kashkari’s orbit had begun reaching out to possible campaign aides, though no one has yet been hired.

Republicans face steep odds in the California gubernatorial race: In 2010, Democrats won every statewide office there despite a national GOP wave and a lavishly-funded campaign for governor by billionaire eBay alum Meg Whitman.

But rebuilding and rebranding the California GOP has to start somewhere, and some in the party believe an unconventional candidate like Kashkari could help start that process with a sober and policy-driven campaign.

On his website, Kashkari names education and economic growth as areas where Californians ought to be dissatisfied with their government. “Unfortunately today California 8th graders rank 49th in student achievement while a devastating 21% of Californians are either out of work or underemployed,” he writes on the candidate-style web page. “And Sacramento’s budget ignores literally hundreds of billions of dollars of liabilities.

Two other Republicans have already announced for the 2014 race: former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado and Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. Neither is viewed as a formidable contender.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Opponents Transgender Student Bathroom Rights Collected 620,000 signatures

Protect the Students
Public acts to stop insane liberals from doing sexual
social engineering on helpless students

Opponents of a recent California law that would add protections for transgender public school students say they have gathered enough signatures for a ballot initiative they hope will repeal the law passed by the state Democrat Party controlled legislature.
Privacy For All Students, a coalition of conservative opponents of the law, announced Sunday they have collected 620,000 signatures — well over the 504,760 needed to land the referendum on the November 2014 ballot.

“As far as we are aware, this is the largest number of volunteer signatures ever submitted in a California referendum campaign,” Karen England of Capitol Resources Institute, a member of the PFAS executive committee, said in statement. But Masen Davis, executive director of the Transgender Law Center (TLC), said the 620,000 signatures submitted may not cut it in the end reports BuzzFeed.

“We won’t know the final count of valid signatures for several weeks; however, based on prior referendum efforts in California, they likely needed to submit more than 620,000 signatures to qualify for the ballot,” Davis said. “No matter how this plays out, we will stand with our youth and their families and fight every effort to restrict their opportunity to succeed in school.”

Officials from California’s 58 counties have eight business days to tally the signatures, according to PFAS. In the coming weeks, they will work to verify the signatures, which could potentially shave down the number if the signatures sampled are proven to be invalid. Officials could also conduct a statewide review.

“The validity rate of volunteer signatures is considerably higher than those for a paid signature drive,” said Frank Schubert, an anti-LGBT political activist and campaign manager of the coalition.

“Historically, elections officials invalidate a significant percentage of signatures but many of our volunteer petitions have a validity rate of over 90%. We will be completing our internal validity checks over the next few days, but we believe the referendum has a good chance of qualifying. It’s likely going to be very close one way or another.”

Assembly Bill 1266, passed by the California Legislature this summer and signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown Aug. 13, would allow transgender public school students to participate in sports and other activities and use school facilities based on their gender identity. It is the first state to approve such legislation. Currently, the law will take affect Jan. 1, 2014.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Leftist Greens defeat California Democrats for office

Why Vote Green?
Because Democrats are just not Socialist enough

The People's Republic of California  -  The 2013 People's elections are now over for California. 

Might I say, that it warms my heart to see that our once Golden State has moved so far to the Left that standard Democrats are looking moderate and some voters are electing Green Party candidates to fill that Socialist void in their hearts.

This year Green Party members won 16 non-partisan local races in California.

These loon whack-a-doodles will now be making official policy at assorted levels of government around the state.

But I must say I admire the Greens.  They are upfront and honest about what they believe.  While the politicians in the GOP and Democrat parties are moving targets that are constantly trying to obscure what they believe and hide it from the public.

Here are your new Green Party elected officials

Brigitte KubackiOffice:   Governing Board Member
District:   Green Point School
City:   Blue Lake
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Christopher SabecOffice:   Governing Board Member
District:   Lagunitas School District
County:   Marin
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Curtis RobinsonOffice:   Board of Trustees
District:   Marin County Board of Education Trustee Area #6
County:   Marin
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

George WheelerOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   McKinleyville Community Service District
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Illijana AsaraOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   Big Lagoon Community Service District
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

James HarveyOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   Montara Water and Sanitary District
County:   San Mateo
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

James Duffy GriffinOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   Briceland Community Service District
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Jeffrey Dean SchwartzOffice:   Governing Board Member
District:   Arcata School District
City:   Arcata
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

John ReedOffice:   Town Council
City:   Fairfax
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Joseph GauderOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   Covelo Community Services District
City:   Covelo
County:   Mendocino
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Karen AndersonOffice:   Fire District
District:   Coastside Fire Protection District
County:   San Mateo
State:   California
Election date:   04/09/2013

Katherine SalinasOffice:   Governing Board Member
District:   Arcata School District
City:   Arcata
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Rama ZarcufskyOffice:   Governing Board Member
District:   Maple Creek School District
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Renee GoddardOffice:   Town Council
City:   Fairfax
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Ruscal CayangyangOffice:   Board of Trustees
District:   Napa Valley College
State:   California
Election date:   05/02/2013

Russell PaceOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   Willow Creek Fire District
County:   Humboldt
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

Sean ReaganOffice:   Governing Board Member
District:   Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
City:   Norwalk
County:   Los Angeles
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

William LemosOffice:   Board of Directors
District:   Mendocino Fire Protection District
County:   Mendocino
State:   California
Election date:   11/05/2013

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Leftist Whack-a-Doodles of California Unite

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

GOP Assemblyman Tim Donnelly Enters Race For Governor Of California

Standing Tall for Conservatism

Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly on Tuesday announced his 2014 bid for California governor, wading into a race against People's Republic Governor Jerry Brown.

Donnelly, a gun-rights advocate, outspoken critic of illegal immigration and social conservative, said he is unfazed by a state electorate that leans far to his political left. He says his “guerrilla grass-roots” campaign will offer voters an alternative to the high taxes and what he calls government interference offered by Brown and his fellow Democrats reports CBS News.

“I can unite the divided majority that makes up California: people who work hard, who play by the rules and just want to be left alone by their government,” Donnelly, 47, said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press.

In August, Donnelly said he would not send his son back to public school after California passed a law allowing transgender students to choose which restroom and locker room they use at school.
In a column on the conservative website WND, Donnelly wrote that under the bill from Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, the privacy rights of California students “will be replaced by the right to be ogled” and will encourage inappropriate behavior among hormone-driven teenagers.

He was also a staunch opponent of a bill passed in September to allow illegal immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses.

Donnelly, who represents a conservative Inland Empire district, has less than $40,000 combined in his two campaign accounts. Although his candidacy is likely to appeal to tea party sympathizers, Donnelly said he believes it will also resonate beyond the far right.

“I know that people have lost faith that you can win anything with grass roots, but I think we’re living in a unique time in California, where there’s so many people that feel like there’s something wrong,”

Rob Schneider Endorses Republican Tim Donnelly
for Governor of CA

Monday, November 4, 2013

Another racist casino opens in California

Graton tribal Chairman Greg Sarris stands inside of the 340,000-square-foot
gambling palace that has 3,000 slot machines and 144 table games at the
Graton Resort & Casino in Rohnert Park.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/02/5876055_a5876052/californias-largest-casino-to.html#storylink=cpy

Another Racist Casino Opens
  • The government approved race of American Indians opens yet another casino in Northern California.
  • But if your heritage is Asian, African, Hispanic or European then the government says you are not allowed to open a legal business in California. . . . but move a few miles east to Nevada and all racial groups are welcome to open a gambling business.

On Tuesday, the 1,300-member tribe of the Federated Indians of the Graton Rancheria

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/02/5876055/californias-largest-casino-to.html#storylink=cpy
will open its Graton Resort & Casino, an $800 million development in the Sonoma County wine country. Situated next to Highway 101 in Rohnert Park, it will be the closest tribal casino to San Francisco and is expected to instantly rival Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln for supremacy in the California gambling market.

Industry analysts say the new development – with 3,000 slot machines and 144 gambling tables beneath chandeliers that glitter with 24,000 pink glass flower petals – may transform gambling in California, intensifying competition among high-end resorts and the pressure to build casinos near major highways and urban centers.

The tribe reached agreements with Rohnert Park and Sonoma County to pay more than $400 million over 20 years to offset impacts of the casino. In 2012, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a gambling compact, in which the tribe agreed to pay the state 15 percent of net casino winnings during the first seven years of operation and 12 percent in ensuing years reports the Sacramento Bee.

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“This is the bear – no, make that the $800 million gorilla,” said Ken Adams, a Reno-based casino industry analyst. “It certainly is going to grow the total amount of gaming revenue in California. It’s going to force Cache Creek and Thunder Valley to respond competitively. ... We’re off to the races.”

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“This is the bear – no, make that the $800 million gorilla,” said Ken Adams, a Reno-based casino industry analyst. “It certainly is going to grow the total amount of gaming revenue in California. It’s going to force Cache Creek and Thunder Valley to respond competitively. ... We’re off to the races.”

Cheryl Schmit, an anti-gambling advocate who is fighting a major casino development another tribe plans near Highway 99 in Madera County, said the Graton resort and its prime location may signal a gambling future far different than voters envisioned when they approved tribal casinos in California.

“Here we have this massive Las Vegas-style casino very close to an urban area at the gateway to San Francisco,” Schmit said. “Everyone is pushing forward. We’re going to wake up in a few years and California will be a full-service gaming state.”

A 2012 Standard and Poor’s market assessment said the Graton resort, to be managed by Las Vegas-based Station Casinos Inc., could generate annual gambling revenue of more than $530 million by 2016. General manager Joe Hasson, who formerly ran the Harrah’s and Harveys resorts in South Lake Tahoe, said the opening is being promoted in the Bay Area market with radio and TV spots airing with “such frequency that we could elect someone governor.”

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2013/11/02/5876055/californias-largest-casino-to.html#storylink=cpy

 The entry of the 340,000-square-foot casino that has 3,000 slot machines and
144 table games inside the Graton Resort & Casino.

Modern Racism in California
If your skin is the wrong color in California then Big Government
says you cannot open a legal business.

Racist Democrat legislators say because Daisy Fuentes is Hispanic
she is not allowed to own a casino in California.  By state law only the

American Indian racial group is allowed to own a casino.

Racist Democrat legislators say because Denzel Washington is Black
he is not allowed to own a casino in California. By state law only the American Indian racial group is allowed to own a casino.

Racist Democrat legislators say because George Takei is Asian
he is not allowed to own a casino in California. By state law only the
American Indian racial group is allowed to own a casino.