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#HSR: Jerry Brown’s high-speed choo-choo not so high-speed

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2014 at 7:50 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Via The American Interest, the LA Times reports that California’s high-speed rail project may not be able to meet its promised travel times — shocker! Regularly scheduled service on California’s bullet train system will not meet anticipated trip times of two hours and 40 minutes between Los Angeles and San Francisco, and […]

 

#CApolitics: Third state senator (D) arrested on corruption charges

Posted by: Phineas on March 26, 2014 at 8:49 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Earth-shaking news in California politics broke this morning with word of the arrest of State Senator Leland Yee (D, SD-8) on charges of public corruption, including soliciting donations beyond the allowed limits in return for legislative services and –ahem!– firearms trafficking. You can read the indictment (PDF) via the NBC BayArea site (1). From […]

 

Demon-fearing Los Angeles city council blames fracking for earthquake

Posted by: Phineas on March 20, 2014 at 2:35 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Remember, kiddies, liberals are the party of science! Los Angeles City Council members have discovered how to cause earthquakes. Three councilmen think fracking may be the cause of Monday’s earthquake in the Santa Monica Mountains, and they want the city, state, and feds to do an in-depth review. Councilmen Paul Koretz, Mike […]

 

Tweet of the Day, #LAquake edition

Posted by: Phineas on March 17, 2014 at 3:59 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas So, as you probably all heard, we had a light earthquake near Public Secrets Global HQ this morning (1). Not a bad one, though I was near the epicenter and upstairs, so it was still a good ride. But, if you’ve lived in California for your whole life, as I have, it’s […]

 

Another 2nd Amendment win in California

Posted by: Phineas on March 6, 2014 at 1:09 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Okay, someone has put something in the water at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; this is the second ruling in a row where they’ve defended the right to bear arms in self defense against hyper-restrictive California laws. This time, they smacked down the Yolo County Sheriff: Just weeks after striking down […]

 

Ninth Circuit overturns California gun law

Posted by: Phineas on February 13, 2014 at 3:38 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas When even the liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals says progressive gun-grabbers have gone too far, it’s something to take note of: The court concludes that California’s broad limits on both open and concealed carry of loaded guns — with no “shall-issue” licensing regime that assures law-abiding adults of a right to […]

 

#Obamacare: Los Angeles residents turned away at the doctor’s office

Posted by: Phineas on February 6, 2014 at 12:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This is a story happening all across the country, and it is all due to the chaos caused by Democrats and their precious healthcare “reform:” After overcoming website glitches (1) and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor’s office. A month into […]

 

Bad to worse: Fluke considering run for Waxman’s seat

Posted by: ST on January 30, 2014 at 10:52 pm » 3 Comments

The good news? Henry Waxman is retiring. The bad? Professional victimista Sandra Fluke may run for his seat. Via Politico: Sandra Fluke, who became an instant celebrity when she was denied the opportunity to testify at a hearing on Obamacare’s contraception requirements, is “strongly considering” a bid for Rep. Henry Waxman’s congressional seat, according to […]

 

California: Jerry Brown’s high-speed payoff? #HSR

Posted by: Phineas on January 30, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Oh, no. This doesn’t look bad at all. First the Tutor-Perini (1) construction company, whom we’ve met before, wins a huge contract to build California’s high-speed rail, even though their record is… not the best. Then, after two defeats in state courts that put the whole project in jeopardy, Brown demands the […]

 

#Obamacare: California family finds “affordable care” to be neither

Posted by: Phineas on January 29, 2014 at 7:57 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas It’s becoming an all too common story: people who thought Obamacare would solve their healthcare-coverage problems find instead that, thanks to bigger premiums, higher deductibles, and shrinking provider networks, they’re arguably worse off than before. In this case, the victims (1) are the family of German Campos and Andrea Redamonti, themselves and […]