Victor Davis Hanson writes at Pajamas Media of the cradle-to-grave-welfare-state disaster that California has become. In specific, he writes of California's underground economy and of the widespread unemployment in the San Joaquin Valley. Like me, Hanson has watched unfettered illegal immigration, generous entitlement handouts, and one-party Democratic rule destroy the state.
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If grandma narrowly escaped being run over by a reindeer this Christmas, she may still suffer a worse New Years Day fate.
Ever since the birth and subsequent ascension of the Tea Party movement, the so-called mainstream press and their allies in the Democratic Party have pulled no punches in the racial-smear playbook. And as the Democratic-statist agenda has met ever-increasing public backlash, such smears have taken place almost daily.
If one is an activist, political guru or just one that watches the daily goings-on in our nation's body politic, one has surely noted the political gamesmanship (especially pervasive from the left) that takes place on a daily basis.
Recently I blogged about the Oval Office remodel effort that took place while Obama was away on his (6th, 7th?) vacation. I mentioned that Obama picked a new Oval Office rug to replace the “sunburst” George W. Bush-era rug that First Lady Laura Bush designed.
The Russian government recently sent Prime Minister Vladimir Putin off to the Far Eastern coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to “cultivate the image of a macho leader” (as the Moscow Times puts it). I guess being macho in Russia means shooting whales, because that is precisely what Putin did.
Imagine the cries from Greenpeace! But wait, the Russian prime minister actually “shot” a wandering gray whale (after three attempts) to collect skin samples for science. Imagine the cries from Greenpeace anyway.
Earlier this week my column highlighted several unique weather circumstances politically seized upon by the global warming alarmists. I closed the piece with a simple query - what can you and I do to debate the, myth, lies and culpable-media distortions?
News last week flickered across screens worldwide that a giant Greenland glacier was found floating in Arctic waters 600 miles south of the North Pole. Sloughed off (also called 'calving) of the Petermann Glacier in Greenland and the biggest of its kind since 1962, the glacier clocked in at nearly 100 square miles. The main stream media along with the Loch Ness Global-Oven-Alarmists (aka AGW proponents) quickly gobbled up the story and approvingly stamped an 'anthropogenic global warming' seal of approval on the incident.
Recently my Driver's License here in the Golden State expired and I failed to take note. It was incumbent upon me to take care of the situation on short notice - without an appointment. If any of you in the audience live in California where I am writing from the following story may not be all that shocking.
In February of 2010, ABC News published an article regarding the 2009 enacted right to carry law in National Parks. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the article struck a tone straight out of a Brady campaign spot. A mosaic of Chicken Little 'sky is falling' was painted in broad strokes and platitudes. All in response to a common sense measured signed into law by president Obama allowing citizens to carry a concealed firearm in the nation’s National Parks.
From California to New York state, Arizona’s illegal immigration law has been making headlines. In what is perhaps a last ditch effort, the state chose to enforce border security and stop criminality that comes with undocumented immigrants.
Consider Bell. A diverse, poor offshoot of Los Angeles, Bell’s population in 2000 stood at 37,000 and its median per year household income clocked in at $29,000. But according to a blitz of media reports, city manager Robert Rizzo's yearly salary clocks in close to $800,000.