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2010 : An Open Letter to Democrats

(Jul 06 2011) - Kevin McCarthy is willing to raise debt ceiling ?
KERN COUNTY -- Just over two years ago, the tea party movement was born and, as a result, millions of Americans rose up to protest our federal government's reckless fiscal behavior. Recently, Rep. Kevin McCarthy had his first formal town-hall meeting with the Bakersfield tea party. Through this meeting, we were able to confirm that McCarthy is pushing for a debt ceiling increase in exchange for the promise of future spending cuts. This deal is bad for our country because an increase in the government debt allows for more unconstrained spending. The only solution is to dramatically cut the size of government by lowering spending and taxes.

(Sept 17 2009) - House ethics panel investigates Rep. Maxine Waters
CALIFORNIA -- The Los Angeles congresswoman faces scrutiny over her husband's ties to a bank that received federal bailout funds. Reporting from Washington - The House Ethics Committee is investigating Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles), who has come under scrutiny because of her husband's ties to a bank that received federal bailout funds. The panel's chairwoman and ranking member announced the committee was extending by 45 days a determination on whether it would conduct a more thorough review of Waters' conduct, but they declined to say what was being investigated. Waters, one of Los Angeles' most enduring liberal politicians, also declined to comment. Word of the investigation came as the committee announced that it was delaying an inquiry into whether Rep. Jesse L. Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) or his representatives tried to secure the Senate seat vacated by President Obama by promising to raise campaign cash for disgraced former Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich. The panel cited an ongoing federal investigation in Chicago.

(Sept 14 2009) - Fed's Propose Spending $154 Million on Vehicle Tracking Tax
WASH D.C. -- A Member of Congress proposes to use taxpayer money to fund the development of technology to track motorists as part of a new form of taxation. US Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) introduced H.R. 3311 earlier this year to appropriate $154,500,000 for research and study into the transition to a per-mile vehicle tax system. The "Road User Fee Pilot Project" would be administered by the US Treasury Department. This agency in turn would issue millions in taxpayer-backed grants to well-connected commercial manufacturers of tolling equipment to help develop the required technology. Within eighteen months of the measure's passage, the department would file an initial report outlining the best methods for adopting the new federal transportation tax.

(Aug 29 2009) - Keith Wolaridge Appointed to the Panama Buena Vista School Board
BAKERSFIELD, CA. -- The Republican Assembly of Kern County congratulates Keith Wolaridge on his appointment to the Panama Buena Vista Union School District Board of Trustees. �Keith Wolaridge is a dedicated conservative, successful banker, family man, and community volunteer and we wish him much success in his new responsibilities�, stated Ken Mettler, president of the California Republican Assembly. "Wolaridge is the 2nd Vice President of the Republican Assembly of Kern County.

(Aug 14 2009) - Hillary Clinton and the Honduras coup ringleader
HONDURAS -- (www.NarcoNews.com) A taxpayer funded US foreign aid agency, chaired by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, earlier this year inked a multi-million dollar contract with a company controlled by one of the ringleaders of the recent coup d��tat against the democratically elected president of Honduras, according to documents obtained by Narco News. Despite representations to the contrary by the State Department, that foreign-aid agency, called the Millennium Challenge Corp., has continued to funnel money � some $6.5 million in July alone � into Honduras since the coup, money that is going into the coffers of the companies it contracts with in Honduras. One of those companies, MCC�s own documents confirm, is Santos y Compa�ia, whose CEO is the former vice president of Honduras, the Honduran Liberal Party�s presidential candidate in the upcoming November elections and a key figure in the putsch that drove Honduran President Manuel Zelaya from power at gunpoint on June 28. In February of this year, MCC�s partner agency in Honduras, a Honduran government-controlled entity called MCC-Honduras, effected a $7.5 million road-improvement contract with Santos y Compa�ia as part of the U.S. agency�s broader five-year, $215 million aid package to Honduras.

(Jul 03 2009) - WAS AMERICA SOLD ?
U.S.A. -- In 1992, George H.W. Bush signed Executive Order 12803, which gave D.C. the authority to sell America�s infrastructure. They called this authority �Infrastructure Privatization.� E.O. 12803 tells us this power cleared the way for the �disposition or transfer of an infrastructure �asset� such as by sale or by long-term lease from a State or local government to a private party.� E.O. 12803 tells us that this list represents infrastructure �examples.� Let us, therefore, assume that this is not the complete list of America�s saleable infrastructure. However, this list is a stunning confession. Notice that all items listed in 12803 are the very same infrastructure items listed ... in all Martial Law Executive Orders.

(Jun 15 2009) - Politicians share personality traits with serial killers ?
WASH D.C. -- (LosAngelesTimes.com) Using his law enforcement experience and data drawn from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit, Jim Kouri has collected a series of personality traits common to a couple of professions. Kouri, who's a vice president of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, has assembled traits such as superficial charm, an exaggerated sense of self-worth, glibness, lying, lack of remorse and manipulation of others. These traits, Kouri points out in his analysis, are common to psychopathic serial killers. But -- and here's the part that may spark some controversy and defensive discussion -- these traits are also common to American politicians. (Maybe you already suspected.)

(Jun 14 2009) - Arnie may become Austria�s next President
LONDON -- Arnold Schwarzenegger has a back up plan after his term as Governor of California ends next year- he has his eyes on presidency of Austria, his home country. The 61-year-old has both US and Austrian citizenship. However, he is ineligible to run for US President because he isn't born in America. The ex-body builder has in fact told his home country, "I'll be back... as President." Austrian politicians are also keen on Arnold coming back to the country for the 2010 presidential elections. Nikolaus Berlakovich of the Austrian People's Party (�VP) confirmed: "Yes, we are backing a Schwarzenegger candidacy.

(Jun 09 2009) - Voters Now Trust Republicans More than Democrats ...
U.S.A. -- (RasmussenReport.com) Voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on six out of 10 key issues, including the top issue of the economy. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 45% now trust the GOP more to handle economic issues, while 39% trust Democrats more. This is the first time in over two years of polling that the GOP has held the advantage on this issue. The parties were close in May, with the Democrats holding a modest 44% to 43% edge. The latest survey was taken just after General Motors announced it was going into bankruptcy as part of a deal brokered by the Obama administration that gives the government majority ownership of the failing automaker.

(Jun 05 2009) - A Need for Paper Ballots
PORTERVILLE -- When will we learn ? Machines are only as good as those who program the infernal contraptions. If they were all that great, then we wouldn�t have to upgrade all the time. Don�t get me wrong, computers have their place and I really enjoy typing as oppose to hand-writing. However, when these machines {programmers} decide who wins the next election, then it�s time to have a paper backup - one that can verify your actual vote. One of the latest electronic elections that needed a re-do happened in Rapid City, South Dakota, {story} where a city council race, according the last count, suggested another run-off � until someone thought it odd that there were more votes than voters. And guess what the elections officials had to do ? They were called back to manually re-count all those votes, which they should have done in the first place.

(May 22 2009) - ACORN Should Not Receive Taxpayers' Money
CHICAGO -- Several prominent non-Republicans and ex-Republicans have been all over the media giving advice to Republicans about how they should re-brand themselves and which issues they should talk about. Among this unsolicited advice is that Republicans should stop criticizing ACORN. Au contraire; Republicans should loudly demand that ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) be cut off from all further handouts of taxpayers' money. After all, didn't Barack Obama promise us an ethical administration and an end to the influence of lobbyists and special interests? ACORN is one of the most successful lobbyists for taxpayers' money, which ACORN uses for very partisan special-interest activities. ACORN and its affiliated organizations (estimated at 270 related corporations and so-called non-profits) are under investigation in more than a dozen states for voter registration fraud, and there's no question about which party and which candidate ACORN supports.

(May 08 2009) - Recall bid against Schwarzenegger gets green light
CALIFORNIA -- An effort to recall Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger moved ahead Thursday when Secretary of State Debra Bowen certified an organizer's recall petition. The campaign to unseat the governor is being waged by Edwin Snell, a San Bernardino County resident who runs a political action committee called Recalls California. The recall petition claims Schwarzenegger "no longer represent(s) the interest of the people and has betrayed the trust of the voters." Proponents of the recall drive now have 160 days to gather signatures of 12 percent of the state's 8,679,416 registered voters, with a final filing date of Oct. 14. Once the signatures are certified � a process that could take until Feb. 5 � a date for a recall election would have to be set, but could be conducted within 180 days of the certification date, according to Bowen's office.

(May 08 2009) - Alan Keyes and abortion protesters arrested at Notre Dame
Alan Keyes and abortion protesters arrested at Notre Dame SOUTH BEND -- Anti-abortion activist and commentator Alan Keyes was arrested just after noon today on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Keyes was arrested along with a group of 10 to 20 other protesters, who were pushing baby strollers with dolls covered in fake blood. On May 6, 2009, Keyes announced he would be present at the University of Notre Dame on May 17 and planned to be arrested protesting President Obama�s invitation to speak and receive an honorary degree at the ceremony, the Catholic News Agency reported. In a statement released earlier this week, Keyes said he �will go to South Bend. I will step foot on the Notre Dame campus to lift up the standard that protects the life of the innocent children of this and every generation.

(May 07 2009) - Bilderbergers plan secret meeting in Greece
GREECE -- The 57th meeting of representatives from Western European and North American countries known as Bilderberg Group will be held next week at a five-star hotel in Greece, reports Daniel Estulin, an investigative author who has written a defining book on the secretive annual gathering. Estulin says his sources in Greece have confirmed the meeting will be held at the Nafsika Astir Palace Hotel in Vouliagmeni from May 14-17. The Bilderberg Group is an elite invitation-only conference of influential members of the business, media and political community. Past attendees have included Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Tony Blair.

(May 07 2009) - CIA Says Pelosi Was Briefed on Use of 'Enhanced Interrogations'
WASH D.C. -- Intelligence officials released documents this evening saying that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was briefed in September 2002 about the use of harsh interrogation tactics against al-Qaeda prisoners, seemingly contradicting her repeated statements over the past 18 months that she was never told that these techniques were actually being used. In a 10-page memo outlining an almost seven-year history of classified briefings, intelligence officials said that Pelosi and then-Rep. Porter Goss (R-Fla.) were the first two members of Congress ever briefed on the interrogation tactics. Then the ranking member and chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, respectively, Pelosi and Goss were briefed Sept. 4, 2002, one week before the first anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

(May 05 2009) - 124 congressman demand audit of Federal Reserve
WASH D.C. -- A bill calling for the comptroller general of the United States to audit the private Federal Reserve is gaining widespread support in Congress, as 124 representatives have added their names to its growing list of co-sponsors. As WND reported, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, introduced in February H.R. 1207, the Federal Reserve Transparency Act of 2009, a bill requiring that an audit of both the Fed's Board of Governors and the Federal Reserve Banks be completed and reported to Congress before the end of 2010. Paul was joined at the time of introduction by 11 other Republican and Democratic co-sponsors � but now that number has multiplied. Since its introduction, 113 additional U.S. representatives have added their names. Rep. Paul has been a harsh critic of the Federal Reserve, even seeking to abolish the private money-control system, arguing that Congress should "reassert its constitutional authority over monetary policy."

(May 03 2009) - Conservatives and Comedians Convene for California
Click to Enlarge BAKERSFIELD CA. - This week end the California Republican Assembly � founded in 1934 � convened in Bakersfield and sported a host of special speakers. Comedian and water rights activist, Paul Rodriguez headlined Saturday evening with talk show host Inga Barks filling in as master of ceremonies. Friday afternoon and later that night California Republican Party Chairman Ron Nehring drew the delegates attention towards differing political stats and strategies. Value wise, the CRP Chairman challenged the CRA to stay the coarse so the CRP can stay on-coarse. Additional Friday night speakers included State Senators Jeff Denum, Tony Strickland, Tom Harman, George Runner plus Assemblypersons Jean Fuller, Chuck DeVore, Bill Maze and Insurance Commissioner and Gubernatorial candidate, Steve Poizner. Ralph Blair, another local Kern County talk show host, MC�ed the event for the night and by most accounts kept the audience laughing and pumped up.

(May 01 2009) - 69% of GOP Voters Say Republicans in Congress Out of Touch With The Party Base
AMERICA -- (RASSUSSEN REPORTS) Just 21% of GOP voters believe Republicans in Congress have done a good job representing their own party�s values, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say congressional Republicans have lost touch with GOP voters throughout the nation. These findings are virtually unchanged from a survey just after Election Day. Among all voters, 73% say Republicans in Congress have lost touch with the GOP base. Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans say it is more important for the GOP to stand for what it believes in than for the party to work with President Obama. Twenty-two percent (22%) want their party to work with the President more. Not surprisingly 72% of Democrats say it is more important for the Republican Party to work with Obama, but 54% of unaffiliated voters hold the opposite view.

(Apr 21 2009) - EXCLUSIVE: Senator's husband's firm cashes in on crisis
WASH D.C. -- Feinstein sought $25 billion for agency that awarded contract to spouse. On the day the new Congress convened this year, Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation to route $25 billion in taxpayer money to a government agency that had just awarded her husband's real estate firm a lucrative contract to sell foreclosed properties at compensation rates higher than the industry norms. Mrs. Feinstein's intervention on behalf of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was unusual: the California Democrat isn't a member of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs with jurisdiction over FDIC; and the agency is supposed to operate from money it raises from bank-paid insurance payments - not direct federal dollars.

(Feb 23 2009) - Ten Commandments judge leads governor's race
ALABAMA -- Poll shows Judge Roy Moore ahead in Alabama bid to replace term-limited Republican. A new survey shows that the leading candidate for governor in Alabama to replace a term-limited GOP Gov. Bob Riley is former state Supreme Court Justice and WND columnist Judge Roy Moore. Moore was expelled from his position as chief justice for refusing to remove a replica of the Ten Commandments from his courthouse, and since then has been advocating for traditional American values and ethics with his Foundation for Moral Law. But a new survey of possible candidates shows Moore is far ahead of most of the likely competition.

(Feb 20 2009) - 'Gays' put 'terrorist' label on Christians
U.S.A. -- Georgia Log Cabin Republican compares pro-family group to Nazis. A leader of a homosexual faction of Republicans is lobbying the new party chairman, Michael Steele, to ignore the suggestions of a pro-family Christian group to support traditional marriage, because the Christians are "terrorists." The attack comes from Jamie Ensley, president of the Georgia "Log Cabin Republicans," who also compared the Illinois-based Americans for Truth to Germany's Nazi party. Ensley's comments followed a request by Americans for Truth that the GOP rebuild its conservative base by defending a definition of marriage limited to one man and one woman.

(Feb 16 2009) - Conservative group sues for TARP details
WASH D.C. -- A conservative legal group is suing the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve to reveal exactly how the first $350 billion of the financial services bailout was spent. Larry Klayman and his organization, Freedom Watch, said they're concerned money from the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) was given to investment firms on the basis of the banks' political influence. The group noted that that jobs have been lost and that stock prices haven't recovered since the bailout. But Freedom Watch hasn't provided specific evidence of wrongdoing. Klayman said he filed a lawsuit because the government hasn't responded to a request filed in December under the Freedom of Information Act.

(Jan 13 2009) - Pelosi - Total Hypocrisy
Who you Clowning ... Nancy ? WASH D.C. -- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's home district includes San Francisco. Star-Kist Tuna's headquarters are in San Francisco, Pelosi's home district. Star-Kist is owned by Del Monte Foods and is a major contributor to Pelosi. Star-Kist is the major employer in American Samoa employing 75% of the Samoan work force. Paul Pelosi, Nancy's husband, owns $17 milliondollars of Star-Kist stock. In January, 2007 when the minimum wage was increased from $5.15 to $7.25, Pelosi had American Samoa exempted from the increase so Del Monte would not have to pay the higher wage. This would make Del Monte products less expensive than their competition's. Last week, when the huge bailout bill was passed, Pelosi added an earmark to the final bill adding $33 million dollars for an 'economic development credit in American Samoa'.

(Dec 20 2008) - Bush Insider Who Planned To Tell All Killed In Plane Crash
WASH D.C. -- Michael Connell, the Bush IT expert who has been directly implicated in the rigging of George Bush's 2000 and 2004 elections, was killed last night when his single engine plane crashed three miles short of the Akron airport. Velvet Revolution ("VR"), a non-profit that has been investigating Mr. Connell's activities for the past two years, can now reveal that a person close to Mr. Connell has recently been discussing with a VR investigator how he can tell all about his work for George Bush. Mr. Connell told a close associate that he was afraid that George Bush and Dick Cheney would "throw [him] under the bus."

(Nov 14 2008) - Aide to Boxer Fired After Being Charged in Child Pornography Sting
WASH D.C. (Washington Post) - A senior aide to Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was fired from his post last week after he was charged with distributing and receiving child pornography. Jeffrey P. Rosato, an aide to Boxer and a senior policy adviser on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, was arrested last Friday, the same day he was fired from Boxer's office, and charged with one count each of receipt and distribution of child pornography. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Alexandria on Wednesday and was released on his own recognizance, but he is forbidden to have access to children or computers.

(Jul 20 2008) - Republican Party of Tulare County Starts Rally
Click to Read VISALIA CA. - Former California Secretary of State and California campaign chairman for Senator John McCain - Bill Jones - stopped by the Republican Party headquarters in Visalia on Sunday to speak to Tulare County Republicans about why we need Senator John McCain in the White House in 2008. Sharing Senators McCain�s military history and his personal relationship with President Ronald Reagan, Mr. Jones talked openly about his efforts and why it�s necessary for the local Republicans to get involved in this campaign. Being center-right, McCain has a better chance at picking up California�s delegates than Obama who�s center-far-left. Those center-right independent�s, Mr. Jones continued, will in all likelihood, swing in McCain�s direction.

(Jul 08 2008) - Congressional Approval Falls to Single Digits for First Time Ever
The percentage of voters who give Congress good or excellent ratings has fallen to single digits for the first time in Rasmussen Reports tracking history. This month, just 9% say Congress is doing a good or excellent job. Most voters (52%) say Congress is doing a poor job, which ties the record high in that dubious category. Last month, 11% of voters gave the legislature good or excellent ratings. Congress has not received higher than a 15% approval rating since the beginning of 2008.

(Jun 03 2008) - IN GOD WE TRUST ... wins
by Post Editor : editor@portervillepost.com
PORTERVILLE CA. - The people have spoken and IN GOD WE TRUST wins !!! How important was this measure ? It was BIG ! So big that many Christians did contact the Post to say that they will be praying that this measure would pass. Having "In GOD we Trust" over the banner of our City Logo in the councils chambers was a fight that past Mayor of Porterville -- Kelly West -- fought and won. However, it was the next council who became skiddish and decided to let the people vote on it. And the people did vote !

(May 24 2008) - GOP Leaders Struggle to Contain �Ron Paul Revolution�
Click for more info ... PDF By Pat Shannan -- Despite changing the rules, closing state conventions, Ron Paul Revolution grows : Although John McCain is the presumptive Republican nominee, as the various state conventions roll forward in obscurity, conflict and chaos continue to be spread by Ron Paul�s enthusiastic followers who continue to try to storm the ramparts of the GOP establishment. These efforts by libertarian-leaning Republicans, looking to strike a blow against the neo-cons, have met with some successes and some failures and certainly a very undesirable backlash. Their strategy, as demonstrated at district conventions around the country, is to show up in large numbers, use procedural motions to disrupt the convention, and if their forces are sufficient, force a vote to suspend the convention rules, remove the convention leadership, and start over again with their faction in control�all within the rules, of course. This strategy is continuing at the state level as was demonstrated at the Nevada State Convention in Reno, where an attempt to take over the convention was near succeeding when the sitting chairman countered with a space-skipping checkmate. He had seen that the Ron Paul faction was far stronger than the John McCain delegation and cleverly adjourned the proceedings altogether in order to avoid the inevitable.

(May 23 2008) - Jerry Waller's running for City Council
Jerry Waller with Caroline Johnson PORTERVILLE CA. - 32 years ago when Jerry Waller moved from Lakewood California to Porterville, he knew that Porterville was the place where he wanted to �Live the Good Life� and eventually retire. Viewing the area as safe and sound and a good place to finish raising his family, Jerry also determined to smooth out some of the areas rough edges and to fine-tune the local emergency departments � just a little more. So � one of Mr. Waller�s first �Fix-Um-Up-Ventures� was to help develop a local volunteer fire department in Tulare County. And by 1992, Mr. Waller was honored as the Volunteer Fireman of the Year for his efforts there and as Chief of the Springville Division. Still, he had concerns about emergency preparedness for this area ! In our conversation at last nights dinner mixer, Mr. Waller disclosed to the Post that when he first moved into the area, he needed to know if Porterville had or was working on an emergency preparedness plan, especially if the area sustained an earthquake.

(May 22 2008) - McCain Looks to Fill V.P. Ticket
New York Times : ARIZONA - Senator John McCain of Arizona is set to meet with at least three potential running mates at a gathering at his ranch this weekend in Arizona, suggesting that he is stepping up his search for a vice-presidential candidate as the Democratic contest heads toward a conclusion, according to Republicans familiar with Mr. McCain�s plans. Gov. Charlie Crist of Florida, Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts and a onetime rival for the Republican nomination, have all accepted invitations to visit Mr. McCain at his ranch in Sedona, Republicans said.

(May 04 2008) - Melody Castillo Earns Post Endorsement
Melody Castillo for CAPT Vice President PORTERVILLE CA. - Sunday evening the Post observed a "Pre-Election" party held at the Pizza Factory, where one of the "vice president candidates" for the Porterville Chapter of the California Association of Psychiatric Technicians invited their opponent. And believe-you-me, the Post wanted to see {pic} that as well. Melody Castillo, as many of her friends know her, is running a local campaign for VP position in this local CAPT Chapter. "I discovered a long time ago that I really enjoy being involved and representing others who needed a helping hand. I have done this on many levels and enjoy sharing what I know with others on my radio program, so it was only natural for me to help the local Psych Tech's as well." Ms Castillo is a Senior Licensed Psychiatric Technician who works on the night shift at Porterville Developmental Center. Many of her friends came out to show support and some who were friends of her opponent came as well. Not to be excluded, Ms Castillo's family, children and grandchildren were there.

(Apr 30 2008) - Assembly Candidates assemble at City Hall
34th Assembly Candidates PORTERVILLE CA. � Tuesday night, starting around 6:30pm, five new assembly candidates, Connie Conway (R), Becky Maze (R), Bob Smith (R), Jon Zellhoefer (R) and Desmond Farrelly (D), assembled in the chambers of city hall to answer or debate questions from the media and public regrading their political positions and or promises if elected to the 34th Assembly District. The way that this Q and A forum was set up by the local media, debating any issue almost didn't happen. Established media asked the first round of questions and then the candidates, according to how their names were drawn - Conway, Maze, Farrelly, Smith and Zellhoefer - answered in that order. Each candidate was given the same amount of time to answer each question and the rotation of answers changed with additional questions. And so it went ...

(Apr 28 2008) - Kelly's Conservatives Convene in Costa Mesa
Rev. Lou Sheldon and PARA President Kelly West CALIFORNIA � One of the oldest and some say most influential conservative republican groups - the California Republican Assembly - convened in Costa Mesa this week end. And Kelly�s conservatives - the Porterville Area Republican Assembly � dispatched their delegates down south as well. Since 1934, the California Republican Assembly has been involved in grass-roots politics and local campaigns. Touted by President Ronald Reagan as the �Consciousness of the Republican party�, these main-frame conservative chapters have carried Constitutional concerns and patriotic platforms up and through the California Republican Party to the White House. And this weekend was no exception.

(Apr 23 2008) - Pelosi Invents New Scripture
WASHINGTON � House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is fond of quoting a particular passage of Scripture. The quote, however, does not appear in the Bible and is "fictional," according to biblical scholars. In her April 22 Earth Day news release, Pelosi said, "The Bible tells us in the Old Testament, 'To minister to the needs of God's creation is an act of worship. To ignore those needs is to dishonor the God who made us.' On this Earth Day, and every day, let us pledge to our children, and our children's children, that they will have clean air to breathe, clean water to drink, and the opportunity to experience the wonders of nature."

(Apr 21 2008) - Presidential tax returns added to LegiStorm
WASHINGTON � The web site "www.legistorm.com" added Legistorm Web Site a small new feature to their site, which is the tax returns of the three main presidential candidates. While their mission has not expanded to cover the presidential race, they have their data because ... they are all U.S. senators. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has yet to release his tax filings, although he is expected to do so a little later. Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) has not released her tax filing due in 2008 because she filed an extension. Instead, she released a statement with her expected income amounts from various sources.

(Apr 03 2008) - Assembly Candidate Conway addresses PARA again
Assembly Candidate Connie Conway and PARA President Kelly West PORTERVILLE � "Yes ... my father was in politics," Supervisor Conway initially opened, and I guess that's were I get most of my inspiration. My mother, who's 82 and still working is another reason I'm so driven. It's kinda how I was raised and who I really am. I guess you could call it Valley Values." Supervisor Conway told the Post that she gave a lot of thought to the timing of running for the 34th Assembly District and she didn't want to run against her friend Bill Maze while he was in office but waited until he termed out.

(Mar 27 2008) - Ashburn Volunteer Bill Sidelined in Committee
SACRAMENTO � Senator Roy Ashburn (R-Bakersfield) expressed disappointment over the failure of his state volunteers bill, SB 1345 to pass the Senate Labor and Industrial Relations Committee. SB 1345 came up one vote short and was held in the committee on a 2-0 vote, with three votes from the five-member panel necessary for passage. "I am disappointed by the outcome, but we will continue to discuss the concerns with all the parties involved in the hopes of coming up with a solution so we can move the bill out of this committee at another hearing in the near future," said Senator Ashburn.

(Mar 07 2008) - City Council Candidates Saddle Up for Seats
Eddie Hernandez and Greg Shelton Today -- March 7th 2008 -- was the last day to submit paperwork for a seat on Porterville's City Council. This year there are three seats up for grabs and they belong to Eddie Hernandez, Pete Martinez and Cam Hamilton -- all incumbants getting back in the saddle for re-election. The deadline being today was at 5pm and the Post saw that nine intially took out papers and only seven made the cut. New to this election cycle and the one's that the Post will focus on and possibly endorse include ... Mr. Richard Laswell, Mr. Jerry Waller, Mr. Brian Ward and last but not least Mr. Greg Shelton.

(Mar 07 2008) - Assembly Candidate Win's Approval from Post
Assembly Candidate Becky Maze Last night, 34th Assembly Candidate Becky Maze {web-site} spoke to the Porterville Area Republican Assembly and shared her political views, insights and Faith in GOD. "If being married to someone who's been involved in political office {Bill Maze} since '92' doesn't give you enough insight into the workings of Sacramento, then you're just not paying attention. I think she will represent Tulare County as conervative as Bill did, if not better." one in the audiance told the Post.

(Feb 25 2008) - Sitting on the right hand of satan ?
Long time news talking-head and freemason, Walter Cronkite did infact say to an audiance - in reference against Evangilist Pat Robertson - "I am glad to sit here at the right hand of Satan." Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, while receiving an award from the World Federalist Association for supporting globalism, additionally admited, "We need a system of enforacable world law, a federal world government." And to add a little more fule to that fire, Hillary Clinton concluded with her remarks. You really have to see and listen for your self.

(Feb 12 2008) - Is John McCain Ineligible to be a US President ?
John McCain was not born in the United States of America but rather born in Panama to US Citizens while his father served in the navy which appear to eliminate him from serving as President. Here's what the constitution says regarding eligibility for the Presidency ... "Article 2, Section 1, Clause , No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."

(Feb 10 2008) - Could McCain run with Tom Ridge ?
Ex-governor's name comes up as possible 2008 running mate : Now that Sen. John McCain is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the speculative game of name that running mate isn't far behind. One of the names already being talked about is former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, who lives in the Washington, D.C., area but still maintains a home in Millcreek Township. Ridge, in an interview with the Erie Times-News, didn't rule out consideration of the vice presidency. But he didn't rule it in either. "I've learned never to say never, but I've also learned to keep my eye on the target," Ridge said.

(Feb 07 2008) - Advisors to presidential front-runners held secret meeting
In April of 2007, James P. Tucker Jr. reported in American Free Press that the Trilateral Commission held a secret meeting in Brussels. The primary details leaked from this meeting regarded pressure on the United States to "adopt a carbon monoxide control policy," developing and increasing carbon taxes on products such as gasoline. They also discussed the development of the European Union and North American Union. In addition to Trilateral chairman Peter Sutherland and former CIA head John Deutch, the list of attendees to this meeting is striking. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) attended in violation of the Logan Act of 1799 ...

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01/28/09   •  The spending spree continues :
�The spending spree continues. This Congress has no concept of fiscal restraint. As families across America tighten their belts, Democrats in Congress are trying to slip the renovation of malls and the funding of art shows into a stimulus bill. It will have no long-term economic benefits,� said Rep. Nunes.

01/15/09   •  San Joaquin River Settlement :
�Today�s action by the Senate is fiscally irresponsible. It represents an attack on our local economy during a period of national economic crisis and will deprive our region of precious surface water at a time of critical shortage,� said Rep. Nunes.

ROY ASHBURN - 18th Senatorial District (R)

01/31/09   •  Respect the Taxpayers :
"The clock is ticking on State Controller John Chiang�s threat to issue tax refunds in the form of IOU�s to California taxpayers. His actions are a transparent move to force legislators to make unreasonable compromises and vote for new taxes without a strict spending cap. In response, I have introduced legislation to prevent the Controller from serving his special interests instead of the people of California."

01/15/09   •  Ashburn Comments on Governor's Speech :
�The Governor struck the right tone with his speech- less talk and more action. California is in an economic state of emergency and the lives of many Californians is made worse by the endless budget negotiations.

CONNIE CONWAY - 34th Assembly District (R)

01/27/09   •  Conway placed on Five Committee Seats :
Assemblywoman Connie Conway (R-Tulare) has been appointed to five pivotal Assembly committees. Conway will serve as the Vice Chair to Higher Education, in addition to serving on the Agriculture, Business and Professions, Transportation, and Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committees.

01/17/09   •  5 newcomers to watch in the Assembly :
Connie Conway is one of the few freshman members to arrive with a previous relationship with Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. She served as the president of the California State Association of Counties in 2006, and Schwarzenegger appointed her as chair of the California Partnership for the San Joaquin Valley.

DANNY GILMORE - 30th Assembly District (R)

01/14/09   •  Gilmore appointed to Natural Resources :
Assemblyman Danny Gilmore, today announced that he has been appointed by Speaker Karen Bass as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee for the 2009-2010 legislative session. "I am honored to have been appointed as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Natural Resources Committee and look forward to working to find solutions to critical issues that not only affect my district but all of California," said Assemblyman Gilmore.

MIKE ENNIS - 5th Supervisorial District (R)

01/31/09   •  BOS Meetings and Agenda :
Supervisor Mike Ennis represents District Five, which includes Porterville, Springville, Terra Bella, Alpine, Ducor, Camp Nelson, California Hot Springs, Posey, Kennedy Meadows, Ponderosa, Sequoia Crest and surrounding areas of southeast Tulare County. He was elected to the Board of Supervisors in November 2006.

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(Dec 31 2007) - CRA Releases Annual Legislative Scorecard [pdf]
CRA Releases Annual Legislative Scorecard CALIFORNIA � Eight Legislators Receive 100% Ratings; Sixty-One Get Zeros -- The annual Legislative Scorecard published by the California Republican Assembly is out, and only eight of 120 legislators serving in Sacramento received perfect 100% ratings. While that number is low, it is an improvement from 2006 when only five received perfect scores. �We�d like to congratulate the Assembly Members and Senators who have received perfect scores,� said CRA President Mike Spence �They continue to demonstrate their commitment to Republican principles and should be thanked.�

CRA�s scorecard is derived from votes cast on diverse bills ranging from tax subsidies for illegal aliens to outlawing smoking in a car when a minor is present. The complete scorecard with bill descriptions can be read here. �The most interesting bill on the scorecard was AB 220,� stated CRA National Committeeman Tom Hudson. �It was union-sponsored legislation that would make it more difficult to punish corrupt, incompetent, or disobedient firefighters, paramedics, and emergency workers.� Twenty-three Republicans in the Assembly and four in the Senate sided with union interests. Hudson, who compiled the scorecard, also noted that this year�s budget vote was particularly egregious. �The Budget Act of 2007 irresponsibly increased spending and has created a Gray Davis-sized fiscal crisis,� he said. The total number of zeros on this year�s scorecard also increased from 60 to 61 � all Democrats.

�The Democrats in the legislature continue to demonstrate that they have become even more partisan and more liberal this past year,� added Spence. The highest scoring Democrat on the CRA scorecard was Assemblywoman Nicole Parra who received a poor rating of 35%. On the Senate side, Senator Lou Correa scored 32%. �It is telling that the highest scoring Democrats rank far lower than the lowest ranking Republicans,� said Spence. Of the 120 legislators, the lowest scoring Republican was Senator Abel Maldonado, who received a score of 50%, with Assemblyman Sam Blakeslee a close second at 55%. The Assembly Members receiving perfect scores were Assemblyman Joel Anderson, Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, Assemblyman Mike Duvall and Assemblywoman Mimi Walters. In the Senate, Senator Jim Battin, Senator Dave Cogdill, Senator Dennis Hollingsworth and Senator Tom McClintock received perfect ratings.

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