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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 […]

 

California: Governor Brown panicking over High-Speed Rail? Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on January 8, 2014 at 3:18 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From The Sacramento Bee’s Dan Walters. It looks like Governor Brown, faced with recent legal defeats for his “Train to Nowhere,” may be starting to panic: Jerry Brown may be getting desperate about keeping the state’s increasingly unpopular – not to mention financially and legally challenged – bullet train project alive. Faced […]

 

CA High-Speed Rail Fail: Judge derails Gov. Brown’s choo-choo?

Posted by: Phineas on November 26, 2013 at 3:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Darn Judge Michael Kenny and his concern for the law! Doesn’t he know he’s standing in the way of the future? A Sacramento judge put the brakes on California’s plans to build a bullet train after dual rulings Monday blocked the sale of $8 billion in bonds and ordered the rail authority […]

 

CA High-Speed Rail Fail: $600 million spent, not a mile of track laid

Posted by: Phineas on November 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm » 16 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because The Future! Or something: The latest accounting by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to state lawmakers indicates that the agency has spent almost $600 million on engineering and environmental consultants — all without turning a shovelful of dirt on construction. In the twice-a-year report (PDF) sent to legislative leaders on Friday, the […]

 

#Obamacare: California required the canceling of insurance policies

Posted by: Phineas on November 4, 2013 at 4:06 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Pushing back against the growing stories of people losing their individual health insurance coverage because of the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare apologists have taken to scapegoating the insurance companies, even claiming that the cancellations were happening because the companies couldn’t compete, as in this mendacious Talking Points Memo piece. In California, at […]

 

#Obamacare: at last, CNN finds someone thrilled with it!

Posted by: Phineas on November 2, 2013 at 8:48 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At long last, we’ve found people genuinely excited by our new, state-run healthcare system: strippers, escorts, dominatrices and other sex-workers! Only in California, my friends, and only in San Francisco: A burlesque dancer dressed as a nurse taunts her co-performer with a toy syringe, dangling the medicine seductively in an act that’s […]