Friday, December 31, 2010

Kenneth Zanzi appointed to the California Coastal Commission

Kenneth Zanzi, 67, of Fortuna, has been appointed to the California Coastal Commission representing the north coast region. He has been mayor pro tem of the city of Fortuna since 2010 and where he served as city councilmember from 2008 to 2010. Zanzi has owned Mad River Parkway Business Center since 1983. He worked for the Department of Fish and Game from 1965 to 1998 retiring as the deputy chief of the Wildlife Management Division. Zanzi is a member of the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce. This position does not require Senate confirmation and there is no salary. Zanzi is a Republican.

Getting Below the Surface

We of course know that the November 2, 2010, elections were historical on many different levels. The Republican gains of 63 seats in the House and 6 in the Senate dwarf the Republican Revolution of 1994 and double the historical average gains in the Senate for a party out of power. These gains were made despite a cash-strapped Republican National Committee (RNC), strategic decisions by the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) to spend $8 million in the long-shot California Senate race instead of Washington and Colorado, and the fact that the RNC, NRSC, and National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) had a zero ground game.
But what the November midterm elections did do was confirm and destroy some of the most talked-about conventional wisdom about the so-called Tea Party movement, as well as raise some warning flags for Republicans moving into the 2012 election cycle....Read the rest

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Reid's Rules Scheme To Rewrite Defeat

The Democrats are trying to change the Senate rules so that they can ram through their agenda when their majority shrinks next week from 59 to 53 seats...

"Changing the rules in this extraordinary process has the effect of election nullification," said Gold. "It allows a smaller majority to write for itself new rules, which permit it to govern the way it wishes, even though the voters said something contrary last November."

The Senate GOP leadership is counting on outraged Americans voicing their opposition to Reid’s power-grab in the wake of the Midterm Elections.

"Public pressure will be a big part of any effort to stop this. People need to speak out and demand that Democrats don't act as if the election never happened," said a GOP aide. "They need to call their Democrat Senators and tell them not to vote to make the Senate some sort of rubber stamp for the Obama administration."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ready for the Best. CPAC. Evah?

Ready for the Best. CPAC. Evah? RS McCain
Confirmed speakers for this year’s event — Feb. 10-12 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in D.C. — Gov. Haley Barbour*, Andrew Breitbart*, Arthur Brooks*, Liz Cheney*, Ann Coulter*, Gov. Mitch Daniels*, Sen. Jim DeMint, Hon. Newt Gingrich*, David Horowitz*, Hon. Mike Huckabee, Gov. Bobby Jindal, Wayne LaPierre*, Gov.-Elect Susana Martinez, Sen. Mitch McConnell*, Hon. Sarah Palin, Rep. Ron Paul*, Sen.-Elect Rand Paul, Gov. Tim Pawlenty*, Rep. Mike Pence, Hon. Mitt Romney*, Sen.-Elect Marco Rubio, Rep. Paul Ryan, Hon. Rick Santorum*, Sen. John Thune* and many more! * Indicates Confirmed Speaker

CPAC 2011 Registration Is Now Open!
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The next CPAC is February 10-12, 2011 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC.

Frank Jager to recommend Melinda Ciarabellini

Eureka mayor to recommend Melinda Ciarabellini to Ward 4 seat
...Ciarabellini recently retired from her 33-year career in law enforcement and corrections -- working as a correctional captain and jail commander for the Humboldt County jail and also working for the California Corrections Standards Authority. The big ticket items for the city are the budget, education and encouraging economic development, she said...

Monday, December 27, 2010

Closing the books on the worst Congress

Americans can give thanks in this Christmas season for an end to the reckless and destructive 111th Congress. This is the Congress that passed Obamacare, against the wishes of a substantial majority of the public, on Christmas Eve of last year.... washington examiner editorial
As we have learned since, most members were still ignorant of the bill's contents three months later, when it gained final passage in the House. Columbia University historian Alan Brinkley told Bloomberg News recently that "this is probably the most productive session of Congress since at least the '60s." When Congress votes on bills that no one reads or understands, it can be quite "productive." Americans have already rendered a verdict on such productivity and elected a new Congress with orders to clean up the mess in Washington.

Worst. Congress. EVAH! Also Turns Out to Have Been Breathtakingly Unethical

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Pigford Report - What you need to know

“It [Pigford] is a fair settlement, it is a just settlement, we think it’s important for congress to fund that settlement. We’re going to continue to make it a priority.” —President Obama, September 10, 2010 press conference
“[Pigford is] the largest scam against the federal taxpayers in the history of the United States.” - USDA Employee John Stringfellow at Breitbart's Big Government