California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?

California has just declared war on Donald Trump and the rest of America!  In Katy Grimes and Jim Lacy’s most recent book, California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins, Who Loses? they detail California’s decline and how it can rebound.             “California, in many ways, is out of control,” said President Donald Trump, just a month into his … Continue reading California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?

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CA Senate To Hire Lawyers To Cover Up Sexual Harassment

The California Legislature is a hotbed of indecency, on many levels. Decades of vulgarity, obscene tales of trysts and assignations, and the usual gropes and grabs have made the rounds in local watering holes, and on the pages of newspapers. So when more than 150 women wrote an open letter last month condemning the culture … Continue reading CA Senate To Hire Lawyers To Cover Up Sexual Harassment

Jerry Brown Building His Empire Right Under Our Noses

As California Governor Jerry Brown burnishes his climate change credentials on his crusade to Rome for talks at the Vatican, his adoring California media are ignoring what he is really doing. “Absent a seat at the negotiating table, Brown has a role organizing state and local officials from around the world who are increasingly seeking … Continue reading Jerry Brown Building His Empire Right Under Our Noses

CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s War Against Reality… and the Climate

Jerry Brown says the world needs ‘brain washing’ on climate change. Sounding indeed brainwashed, Brown said, “The problem … is us. It’s our whole way of life. It’s our comfort … It’s the greed. It’s the indulgence. It’s the pattern. And it’s the inertia.” I hate to be a party pooper but the totalitarian trio of … Continue reading CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s War Against Reality… and the Climate

Free Speech Clashing With CA Legislature and Govt. Colleges​

Last week the California ​State Senate held the second committee hearing in two weeks on “hate speech” couched as “Violent Protests and Police Response.” Democrats were once again seeking approval for legislation on thought crimes. This is a dangerous path as countries without a First Amendment have demonstrated. Writer Andrew Sullivan says, “writers and speakers are … Continue reading Free Speech Clashing With CA Legislature and Govt. Colleges​

The Worst Kept Secret in Hollywood is also in CA’s Capitol

Sexual harassment is apparently a problem in California's State Capitol, despite voluminous binders of sexual harassment rules and training guides. However, the ‘casting couch’ is used in many industries besides Hollywood, and especially in politics.   "Me Too" is Growing More than 140 women working in and around the California State Capitol have written a … Continue reading The Worst Kept Secret in Hollywood is also in CA’s Capitol

Thoughts on Whining (not winning) and Analysis From the CA GOP Convention

Another California Republican Party convention has come and gone, and many are asking, “Why bother?” given that “The outcome of the convention changed the nature of how the party operates and further consolidated power among a very few while continuing support of the terrible Top 2 voting system,” as Tom Del Beccaro, former CA GOP … Continue reading Thoughts on Whining (not winning) and Analysis From the CA GOP Convention

Numbers Show The Deck is Stacked for Republicans in California’s Legislature

  Elected Republicans represent nearly a third of California’s legislators, but are only getting 18 percent of their bills passed, for eventual consideration by Gov. Jerry Brown. This is despite the fact that they represent nearly 40 percent of the voters who cast ballots in the last election. And even worse, Brown so far has … Continue reading Numbers Show The Deck is Stacked for Republicans in California’s Legislature

Editorials: Hugs for Senator ‘Taxin Jackson’

  By Andy Caldwell for the Santa Barbara News Press Katy Grimes, author of the new book "California's War Against Donald Trump", covers Sacramento like no one else. Recently, she witnessed our very own state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson in rare form. Sen. Jackson chairs the state Senate Judiciary Committee. Ostensibly, the committee was having a … Continue reading Editorials: Hugs for Senator ‘Taxin Jackson’