Saturday, August 8, 2015

The politicians in Sacramento are preparing to have a special meeting to raise gas taxes.

7 Key Measures of California’s Transportation Challenges - Fox&Hounds via Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

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

GOP Debate Highlights.

Every Carly Fiorina Clip From Gop Debate

Ben Carson Debate Highlights - Amazing!

Fox News GOP debate audience: 24 million

In case you missed it: FULL 2016 First Republican Presidential Debate- Top 10 Candidates

Chuck Schumer breaks with Obama to oppose Iran deal

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.

What they're saying: Polls and reactions

Democrats spark outrage when they try to ding Carly Fiorina

Remember Obama's promise that Obamacare would decrease costs for American families? Not true.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Post debate:

The #GOPDebate Watch it on FOX

FIORINA STRIKES AGAIN in interview with Chris Matthews

Reviewing the early debate:

LIVE coverage of the 'second-tier' Republican debate, happening now

The First Debate for 2016

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.)


DRUDGE This Morning:
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."

"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."
TONIGHT: CENTER STAGE... - Washington Post
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
How Jeb and the GOP Got Trumped
The establishment wanted a sweet ’16, not a 17-candidate pileup. Here’s what happened.

Sen. Kirk sends letter asking Obama to side with victims of terror, not terrorists

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%

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

PP Official: Dissecting Aborted Babies ‘Sickening on Some Level, But It’s Fun’

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.”

Scott Walker super PAC announces $7 million ad buy in Iowa

Liberalism Has Gone Beyond “Mainstreaming Dumb” To “Mainstreaming Crazy”

‘Lost touch with reality’: Obama says Iranians chanting 'Death to America' are 'making common cause' with the GOP

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fires: Evacuations affecting up to 12K people underway

Democrats Block Planned Parenthood Bill

How you can join with others to vote down the #Newtotalitarians with just one click

POLL: Top 10

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.

Don’t Reward Bad Behavior - Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

...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


19% of Democrats describe themselves as likely Trump voters

Even before drought, poor Californians had water problems & they're still being ignored by the state

Clinton aide may have 'delivered favors' for friends, IG finds

Poll: Americans oppose Iran deal by 2-1 margin

The odd, new spin on #PPSellsBabyParts

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.”

"Far more British #Muslims join jihadists in #IS than enlist in the British armed forces."

Why the Left Hates America

Iranian Supreme Leader releases new book that describes his plan to eliminate Israel

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Jon Stewart Secretly Met Obama, Worked 'In Concert' with WH


With so much riding on the next election, this will be a busy year for Republicans all over the country. Meet fellow Republicans and like-minded neighbors at our Annual GOP Picnic. Find out how you can get involved, or just come for the fun of it.

This year it is at the Moose Lodge in Eureka. It's Pot-Luck, no charge, come on down!

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Considering @CarlyFiorina?

The state of the GOP debate: Sunday, August 2

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

#UnplannedParenthood: The Pro-Life Hashtag That’s Taking the Twitterverse by Storm

t’s not often that Twitter is uplifting, but late (July 27) a new hashtag started trending: #UnplannedParenthood.

Do I really need to point out how bad this admin's record is when it comes to judging videos?

If Planned Parenthood Goes, Where Do Women Go?

The Obama Administration’s Chicago Politics