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Californians discover that -gasp!- Obama lied about their insurance costs

Posted by: Phineas on October 7, 2013 at 4:17 pm » 13 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The San Jose Mercury News ran an article a couple of days ago about “winners and losers” under Obamacare in the Bay Area, including individual buyers of health insurance who were shocked when faced with economic reality: when the government mandates higher costs on businesses, they will then pass those costs along to […]

 

#NewTone Watch: communications lessons from an expert, Allan Brauer (D). Updated, Brauer apologizes. Update 2, Brauer resigns

Posted by: Phineas on September 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm » 7 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This was an interesting morning on Twitter. After the House voted to pass a continuing resolution that funds the government but provides no money for Obamacare, conservative journalist Amanda Carpenter wrote the following: GOP beat gun control, changed Obama’s mind on Syria, is holding the line on amnesty. We can defund Obamacare, […]

 

Questions for @RepSpeier (D-CA 14) about Bob “Filthy” Filner #WarOnWomen

Posted by: Phineas on August 9, 2013 at 6:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Dear Representative Jackie Speier, In an article excerpted today in the California Political Review, you are quoted as saying Bob Filner should resign as Mayor of San Diego: “In [Filner's] case, I think he was abusing his power, and I find it disgusting that he would hit on sexual assault victims in the military […]

 

(Video) Hello, I’m from California. Please nuke my state, now.

Posted by: Phineas on July 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A noted 9-11 Truther circulates a petition to help Obama streamline government by eliminating the Bill of Rights… and people sign it! The Blaze describes the man with the mission: Well, to put it plainly, he’s … interesting. A noted 9/11 truther and Illuminati enthusiast, Dice has been featured in documentaries including […]

 

New #IRS scandal? Agency sued over stealing 60 million medical records — Updated

Posted by: Phineas on May 15, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas We’re in the best of hands: The Internal Revenue Service is now facing a class action lawsuit over allegations that it improperly accessed and stole the health records of some 10 million Americans, including medical records of all California state judges. According to a report by Courthousenews.com, an unnamed HIPAA-covered entity in California is suing the […]

 

Shock and surprise: Diane Feinstein’s husband’s company lands big high-speed rail contract

Posted by: Phineas on April 26, 2013 at 6:26 pm » 14 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Because, at nearly $35,000,000 per mile, they surely had to be the cheapest: Out of the entire universe of those who could have won the first phase construction contract for California’s high speed rail boondoggle, who would stand out as the last person who would win it if there were no political patronage. […]

 

Quote of the Day: Doing business in Texas vs. California edition

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An observation on why Texas might have more appeal to business owners, from John Harrington, owner of Shield Tactical, who recently relocated his company from Orange County, California, to Austin: In Texas, he said, “it’s an iota of bureaucracy.” In California, “it’s like before you put up your range you have to […]

 

You’re welcome, America: California’s high-speed rail will need a federal bailout

Posted by: Phineas on March 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm » 9 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I just knew it would come to this: When California finishes tapping out the taxpayers in its state to pay for its nonsensical high speed rail, it will ask the taxpayers of other states to chip in, according to a new Government Accountability Office report requested by House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). […]

 

This is why California can’t have nice things: taxing email

Posted by: Phineas on March 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Not yet, but a Berkeley (natch) city councilor thinks it’s a grand idea: Gordon Wozniak, a Berkeley city councilman, proposed taxing email messages during a recent city council meeting in an effort to reduce the spread of “spam,” or unwanted emails. Wozniak also said an email tax could raise money to keep […]

 

California’s big-government madness, drowning in a sea of laws

Posted by: Phineas on February 26, 2013 at 4:06 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I ran across an item today in the Los Angeles Times that just floored me. The article was discussing a proposed new tax on sodas to fight the “obesity crisis” (insert eye-roll as needed). See if you can spot what caught my attention: A proposal to tax sweetened soda in California has […]