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Students Sue California for Public School Failures; Teacher’s Unions in Opposition

I’m frankly surprised that this hasn’t happened sooner, but students are suing California for (allow me to paraphrase) having a crappy educational system.  FOX has more… Amidst ongoing national debate, nine public school students in California are suing the state over its laws governing teacher tenure, seniority and other protections they say keep bad educators in the classroom. The Los Angeles Times reports the lawsuit – filed on behalf of the students and their families by a group called Students Matter – argues such laws violate the U.S. Constitution’s guarantee of equal protection because they lead to a “gross disparity,” […]

ObamaCare Damage: 70% of California Doctors Avoiding ObamaCare

Remember when the President Obama told us that if we liked our doctors, we could keep them?  Well, we now know that this was a lie.  However, the extent of how big a lie it was is up for debate.  However, it seems that at least in California, is a 70% lie, as that is how many doctors are refusing to participate in ObamaCare plans… This isn’t some far right wing think tank that’s making this claim. It’s the largest medical association in California: An estimated seven out of every 10 physicians in deep-blue California are rebelling against the state’s […]

People Fleeing California Due to Taxes

Imagine, if you will, a state that give companies a tax break.  Then, five years later, demand the money back, with interest?  Well, such a state exists.  It is alive, and not so well in the People’s Republic of California!  Here is some video… I wonder if, one day, that they’ll try to build a wall to keep people in?

Is Prop 8 Still The Law?

We all thought that Prop 8 went down in flames earlier this week.  however, some are questioning if the media has the story right.  Doug, of the Daily Gator, has this, via Breitbart… Proposition 8 is the amendment to the California Constitution that defines marriage as the union of one man and one woman. A federal trial judge – Vaughn Walker – held that Prop 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that only the losing defendants in that case – the governor and attorney general of California–had standing to appeal that […]

Taxing the Rich out of California

Likes has a slideshow about why rich folks are moving out of California.  I wonder how long it will be before someone suggest building a wall to keep them in?

Welfare Choices: Do People Migrate to States With the Most Welfare Benefits?

Take a look at this video, and see if welfare benefits change people’s behavior… Of course, I cannot tell you with 100% certainty that the video is authentic. However, it does match what so many have observed-that welfare benefits have removed motivation from millions of Americans, and has done so for generations.  Is welfare the cause of inter-generational poverty?

California Raises Taxes, Lose Revenues…Again!

They say that they definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result.  If that is indeed the case, California’s tax policies make them the official land of fruits and nuts, as they are proving the insanity axiom to be most true. On March 15th of this year, we took a look at the fact that after yet another failed tax increase… One of the greatest weaknesses of the statists is that their efforts at creating a fantasy world. more often than not, create the exact opposite of their stated intent.  They try […]

California on the Brink: 144,000 Pay 50% of Income Taxes

Imagine the situation in which California finds itself.  Out of all the income taxes collected by that state, 50% of it is paid by by only 144,000 people.  Far less than one percent of the population.  Doug Ross has more on the issue… California residents already contend with one of the most progressive tax codes in the country. Not only does California have high marginal rates, those high rates kick in at relatively modest income levels. California’s middle class residents earning $48,000 a year, for example, pay a state tax rate of 9.3%. Millionaires in 47 other states don’t even pay that […]

California Raises Taxes and Revenues Decrease: Who Saw That Coming?

One of the greatest weaknesses of the statists is that their efforts at creating a fantasy world. more often than not, create the exact opposite of their stated intent.  They try to engineer unicorns that fart rainbows, and they create a stillborn jackalope.  You would think that they would learn from such infamous failures, but they seem to double-down instead.  The latest example of this comes from Califailure.   Knowing, and probably denying, the long history showing that tax increases  cause a decrease in revenues, they have stuck with the highest tax rates in the country.  Breitbart has the predictable results.   […]

Teacher Make Adult Films and the Kids Make Adult Films: Are They Connected?

What happens when a school teacher was, shall we say, an employee in the adult entertainment industry, and kids in the very same school decide to do the same?  Is there a connection?  Well, that’s the theory of Stacy McCain.  Let’s take a look at his logic.   Let’s face it: If you ever hire somebody with a name like that, you can generally expect trouble to result: Stacie Halas, a 31-year-old science teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard, was removed from the classroom Monday, three days afterpupils reported spotting her in a series of X-rated clips. “Maybe it’s […]

More Evidence that OWS is a Microcosm of Their Future Socialist State

Redistribution is one of the key foundational concepts of socialism.  People having differing talents & work habits is inherently unfair, so government has to steal from others, and give to others.  Naturally, we have history to teach us that this thinking eventually fails, but reality is an elusive concept to our left, so additional examination is needed. The latest example comes from OWS, who have been taking over forclosed homes, and kinda-sorta giving them to others.  Let’s see how that has worked out for them.  Hot Air has the details… The proposal originally attracted the support of Wise Ahadzi, owner […]

This is What "Democracy" Looks Like? Progressives Attempting to Stop a Vote on "Amazon Tax"

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If you recall, Califailure passed a tax on on-line sales, causing Amazon to cancel their successful Affiliate Program in that state.  We also know that the regressive mantra in the past year has been, “This is what democracy looks like.” Of course, in Wisconsin, “democracy” meant preventing actual votes from being taken.  You know, democracy!  In a “democracy,” votes are only to be taken when the outcome suits the regressives.  If they will not, well…I guess “democracy” cannot be permitted. Now, back to the Amazon Tax.  Amazon is refusing to collect taxes for Califailure, and is campaigning to have a […]

Twelve Counties to Secede from California?

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For some time now, I’ve called on productive people to abandon California, allowing it to sink into it’s own socialist failure.  Apparenltly, some folks in Sounthern California had the same idea, but with a twist… They’re going to leave, but take some of California with them! Does this plan have a snowball’s chance in Hades of being successful?  Of course not! But, it does show that there is enough discontent in California to bring up the discussion.  Taxes, excessive regulation, rampant illegal immigration, and all the other ills of socialism are having their way with California, and it’s residents.  In […]

Green Energy Is Burning Up Your Green $$$

Obama’s insane energy policy is burning a hole through the American’s family budget. At the same time, our government is burning through our tax dollars while putting our future generations deeper and deeper in debt. How are Americans reacting to this insanity? That I can tell, there is almost no reaction from Main Street America. The reason, I think, is obvious.  The average American is being battered about like a ball in a pin ball machine by the multitude of negative impacts their government’s policies are having on them. It is almost impossible for anyone to focus on one bad policy long enough […]

Useful Idiot of the Year Poll 2010: UPDATED

Well, the response to the Useful Idiot of the Year Nomination Thread was beyond expectations.  I thank you for all of the fine suggestions, and here are your nominees, and the poll. Barak Obama: I don’t think that there’s any explanation required. Nancy Pelosi: “You have to pass it to see what’s in it.” Harry Reid: Again, no explanation required. MSNBC: I know that no one watches, but any network that has Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schultz on the payroll simply must be nominated. Janet Napalitano: AKA, Big Sis.  Whether she’s being a groper apologist, or […]

Blog Focus: Californication: It is time to shrug…

For the latest Blog Focus, here is an excerpt from LaborUnionReport at Redstate.  They have become one of my favorite diaries over there.  Over the weekend, they touched on something I briefly mentioned in my post-election wrap-up:  that producers should abandon California. Let me put into words what so many of those with rational minds are thinking and saying, but only as a whisper so far… It is time to abandon California. Leave it. Let the socialist hordes have the state. To those parasites who believe that entitlements, high taxes, strangling labor laws, environmental regulations, unending illegal immigration and tax-the-rich schemes […]

Election Aftermath: I Don't Think Obama or Pelosi Get it

Either they don’t get it, or the don’t care.  Flip a coin folks, because the results will be the same. The President has admitted to defeat, but in true “progressive” fashion, completely misses the point as to why the Dems were defeated. President Obama had a blunt response when asked Wednesday to explain how it felt to watch the Democratic Party suffer the worst electoral defeat in the House in more than half a century. “It feels bad,” Obama said, facing the White House press corps a day after the election. He labeled the results a “shellacking.” But while the president […]

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