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Friday, February 27, 2009

Show for Sat, Feb 28th at 11: Drought, Water Wars, Red Voting Districts, Latino Families, Latino Water Coalition, Politics



Piedad Ayala, Founder and chief organizer of the Latino Water Coalition, joins me along with two gorgeous and dynamic legal eagles, currently at UC Hastings College of Law, Mex-American, Republicans, Francis Barraza, and Kristen Lucero.

We’ll talk with Francis and Kristen about growing up first generation in the US, family, their principles and values and being Republican.

Water wars are front and center. Ag is our biggest industry. Republicans and Latinos need each other more than ever before. The fate of Farm workers, Ranchers, Farmers, Ag business owners and their workers, and CA consumers of fresh food are all in peril, together. The environmental lobby is banking on Latino Democrats to stay in line with the Democratic Party’s politics.
Will Republicans openly embrace their powerful natural allies, the Latino coalition of the Central Valley Ag Industry?

Will Latino Democrats sympathetic to the plight of Latinos who are losing their jobs after generations of working and living in the same communities, over the radical environmentalists, choose human life, property and California’s prosperity over kowtowing to the Radical Environmentalist Lobby?

The face of CA politics can change dramatically over night. Lloyd Carter, President of the CA Save our Streams Council and until very recently, board member of the powerful CA Water Impact Network was forced to resign for his racist comments. The Enviros want us to believe his views were personal and not indicative of that lobby’s views, but their actions speak volumes to the contrary. American Families. Food. Water. Radical Environmentalists. Politics.

Republicans say they want to make inroads into the Latino Community. Republicans can push for reform that is more than window dressing, stalling, or costly spending over common sense policy now. The door is open! A union made in heaven. Join us on the program for a birds eye view.
Related News Stories:
Schwarzenegger declares Calif. drought emergency

How do you get rid of Mexican American farmworkers and wipe out the most red districts in CA? Shut off their water supply and kill their way of life

Then just sit back and let the them wither on the vine. The two sides, the Farmers and the workers, the Ranchers and the Mexican Americans who work the ranches don't coalese politically. If they don't work together politically, they'll expire.

My Uncle Hugo and my Dad, three years ago at my mom's funeral wake.

My uncle Hugo's wife, Teresa, my uncle Chuy and Aunt Amelia

Family friend Ema, Uncle Chuy, Tia Amelia, and Uncle Hugo's son, Hugo.

My grandfather, Pablo Montelongo was a farm worker on a citrus ranch in CA. My Uncle Chuy, his wife, Amelia, and their children lived across the dirt drive near the entrance to the ranch, my other uncle, Hugo, lived up the road. All farmworkers.

Now, towns in the Central Valley are being wiped out to protect the puny, frail, doomed-to-go-extinct-regardless smelt fish.

Generations of families, of workers and ranchers are being displaced. The backbone of the State of CA's economy is being wiped out.

Lloyd Carter, President of CA Save our Streams Council, and until recently, a board member of the CA Water Impact Network showed his racist and inhumane colors in this video:

He was forced to resign on account of the public outcry over his overtly racists comments and the Water Impact Network board has denounced his statements as not reflective of their sentiments. The UFW and other groups generally comfortable and sympathetic with the Left environmental lobby, have protested demanding an apology and some other form of retribution.

The only just demand is that the water flow! Open the gate! The cause of the deliberate destruction of our food production and multi generations of communities in the Central Valley comes down to environmentalists’ policies demanding more water for the environment, obstructing ways and means to capture and store water in good years, less flexibility to pump and store water due to system limitations and crippling court decisions. The drought is accelerating the process.

The CA Water Impact Network and the Save our Streams Council can say Lloyd Carter doesn’t represent them, but their actions prove different. Lloyd’s apology is a non apology but rather his rationale; the children of the displaced farm workers can now go and pursue better things and aspire to better things such as becoming doctors and lawyers and nurses. Let them eat cake! Or maybe they'll grow up to be so powerful someday that they can destroy extended multi generational communities of families they look down on and lump together into a negative profile, too.

Right now, the Latino politicians can say they're going to help. But they've made so many deals with the powerful environmental lobby that I doubt they'll do anything substantive or meaningful other than hold hearing and rattle sabers.

The Republicans, who stand to lose their last wall of defense, their thin margin in the legislature that keeps them from being completely irrelevant, provided they aren't betrayed by their own members, don't talk to the Mexican Americans. The two groups are not coalesed, or haven't been, even though they are in fact natural allies if they communicated. Will they come together? The time of reckoning is now.

Likelihood of no water alarms CVP farmers, and farm labor communities

Issue Date: February 25, 2009

By Kate Campbell
Assistant Editor

News that California farmers and ranchers will likely receive no water from the federal Central Valley Project this year has farmers scrambling to find alternative supplies and preparing to leave hundreds of thousands of acres of land idle.

CVP Operations Manager Ron Milligan said these estimates of water deliveries to farmers are among the lowest in project history and reflect a third dry year, as well as increased demand from a growing population, more water for the environment and less flexibility to pump and store water due to system limitations and crippling court decisions.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Drought to cut off federal water to Calif. farms

Farmers in the nation's No. 1 agriculture state predicted it would cause consumers to pay more for their fruits and vegetables, which would have to be grown using expensive well water.
"Water is our life - it's our jobs and it's our food," said Ryan Jacobsen, executive director of the farm bureau in Fresno County. "Without a reliable water supply, Fresno County's No. 1 employer - agriculture - is at great risk."

Friday, February 20, 2009

What Does Big Government a.k.a. Big Brother a.k.a. The Man, think is Creative Innovation?--Spying on you Baby!


'Thinking outside the box' (outside the box of the US Constitution)
By ANDY BARR
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood tells the AP that the Obama administration is considering taxing drivers based on the number of miles they drive.“We should look at the vehicular miles program where people are actually clocked on the number of miles that they traveled,” LaHood said in an interview. “What I see this administration doing is this—thinking outside the box on how we fund our infrastructure in America.”

Big Brother Want's to measure every mile you drive, and where you go! Just how do you suppose they'd track such information? And will all the tax cheaters in the Administration, and running the Congress be exempt? I'll bet my bottom dollar on it, that would be a yes, 'cause they're special, important people, unlike the rest of us, in their estimation.

Radio Show, Feb 21, 2009: CA's Ag Business, backbone for CA's economy, in peril, Chicago Tea Party? What to do about Abel?

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Most people don’t know it, or wouldn’t guess it, but it’s a fact, Agriculture has long been the backbone of California’s economy, a key engine of economic growth, and an industry we take for granted. Robert Perkins, Exec. Dir of Monterey County’s Farm Bureau, joins me and you, as we highlight the serious issues facing our local and state economy related to Agriculture, particularly drought, lost jobs, food production, and restrictions on the use of water. With this increased pressure on Ag, what’s that going to mean for your local economy and you, the consumer?
Two new Polls on my blog: The Chicago Tea Party Revolt, and What to do about Senator Abel Moldonado?

Poll question number 1
Have you joined Rick Santelli’s Chicago Tea Party list of pledged attendees?
Go to my blog and vote yes or no and If you vote no, I posted a link to his poll, to join his Tea Party, and the numbers were astronomical, and growing, but it’s gone. Stay strong Rick! A gusty patriot for liberty and the American way!

Poll question number 2
Should Senator Abel Maldonado be censured by the CA State GOP for:

· Selling out small businesses and taxpayers of CA, to appease the SEIU, the political class, and the rest of the growing army of government employees who feed at the trough?

· For selling out the State GOP’s majority, to benefit his political advantage to run for a statewide office, by having the CA Constitution amended to force the GOP to have open primary elections?

· For selling out, by agreeing to a ballot measure with a poison pill, for a Constitutional State spending cap ? The WSJ put it this way—“this cap would limit spending hikes in any year to a rolling average of the percentage increase of the past 10 years. Nice idea, except that if Californians vote yes, the higher income and sales taxes automatically kick in for three more years. So to get a modicum of spending restraint, the voters have to agree to tax themselves by $25 billion more for three additional years. Californians can be forgiven if they say "no deal."
Vote on the blog, yes or no.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Suppose you spent one million dollars every single day for 2000 years, You would still have spent less money than Congress just did.”

Angry? Join Rick Santelli's Chicago Tea Party! I can't get enough of this video. It's time!

CNBC's Rick Santelli (see Bio) sparked a revolution of sorts on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Watch the video to see!



Then come back and do the poll question on the CNBC Stock Blog: Would you join Santelli's Chicago Tea Party? (click here)

Never mind. The poll is gone. It was in the millions in favor and the numbers are gone. Buried. God bess Rick Santelli. Stay strong man! Love you!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Meg Whitman's first hurdle - state's male GOP

Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
Tuesday, February 17, 2009

(02-16) 17:18 PST --

"In diverse, cutting-edge California - the nation's most populous state - the Grand Old Party has been anything but grand to women eyeing a future in politics."

"There really hasn't been that much of an effort to bring in women or ethnic minorities to the party ... and those are the two obvious places where, if you're trying to expand your base, you have to do it."

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Harvard Narcissists with MBAs Killed Wall Street

Is it mere coincidence that the current financial crisis followed a decade-long migration of Ivy League MBAs to Wall Street? It is likely that a critical mass of inexperienced MBAs brought Wall Street down through their extreme confidence in untried financial models and excessive risk taking.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Berkeley Professor tells UCSC gathering that nuclear energy is a viable solution to America's energy needs.

Crowd gathers for inaugural physics lecture at UCSC
Santa Cruz Sentinel
By Chris Watson - cwatson@cruzio.com
Posted: 02/14/2009 01:30:48 AM PST

SANTA CRUZ -- Richard A. Muller's Berkeley buddies from the '60s might have been surprised to hear him tell the audience at UC Santa Cruz's Music Recital Hall Wednesday evening that nuclear energy was a viable solution to America's energy needs.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Open Letter to Senators Collins, Snow & Specter from Mark Carbonaro

Senators Collins, Snow & Specter,I'm an American citizen who is completely disgusted and distressed by your vote for the Presidents spending plan.

It's incredible that the three of you would not have used your ability to hold up the vote on this monstrosity so that the American public could learn more about everything in this bill before it was voted to be passed. The president lied to all of us when he said the public would have a minimum of 5 days to look over this bill before a vote would be taken. How could you allow the vote to happen and allow the president to violate his word to the American people? Your complicity in this area disgusts me and millions of other American voters. Click here to continue

Show for Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine’s Day!
Show for Saturday February 14, 2009
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Babe’s with Bullets Camp, Debbie Ferns, camp organizer for Women Having Fun with Guns joins us. Now come on, don’t you need to fire off some steam and get a grip, because we’re in for a real bumpy ride.
For more infor contact Deb Ferns at BabeswithBullets.net or contact Kay Clark-Miculek at Bang-Inc.com.
Doug LaMalfa, former CA Assemblyman, 2nd Assembly District and now candidate for State Senate, a long time friend of farmers and common sense political economic policy.
Budget, Stimulus, what’s on your mind? You can reach Doug at DougLaMalfa.com
Come on in. Join us

Friday, February 13, 2009

George Orwellian Doublespeak: 1,073 pages of "Stimulus"--Not. (YouTube Video, Fri 9AM EST)

Republican Study Committee Chairman Tom Price shows us his copy of the 1,073-page Non-Stimulus Text of the "Stimulus" package. The final version of the bill even has hand written notes that ...basically say they can use funds for anything they want!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Schumer: The American People Don't Care About Pork Projects In Stimulus

NY Senator Chuck Schumer on You Tube where he admits that “the American people don’t care” about pork projects in stimulus. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEfICUoWKBw

16 seconds of sheer unadulterated arrogance

John Fund on: Obama Wants Control of the Census (video)

Sampling and projections are the goal of the special interests who are pushing Obama to make this unprecedented move to politicize the census. The census will no longer have the same validity. They can change the allocation congressional seats. Rahm Emanuel would be essentially in charge of the Census.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Tax dodgers in the Obama Administration

Published in the San Francisco Examiner February 11, 2009
Letter to the editor
by Richard Geno
President Obama and the Democrat leaders have provided a new meaning to Margaret Thatcher's famous quote, "The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money."
First, Charles Rangel, the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, the group who writes the tax laws skipped out on back taxes. Then, Tim Geithner, Secretary of the Treasury, the department that heads up the IRS, didn't pay Social Security taxes for four different years. Nancy Killefer, chosen by Obama as his "chief performance officer," withdrew from consideration due to tax issues.
Tom Daschle, chosen by President Obama to be the chief promoter for socialized medicine in the country, withdrew his nomination when it was discovered that he had just recently paid $140,000 in back taxes.
More ethical than previous administrations? In just 20 days, more tax cheats have been appointed to high posts than in the previous 20 years - during the Clinton and both Bush administrations.
Richard Geno San Jose, CA

Reaganomics vs. Obamanomics: The current president wants higher taxes, more regulation, more spending and loose money.

By PETER FERRARA
In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama said, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works -- whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified." Or as administration spokeswoman Stephanie Cutter said in January, the touchstone is, "What will have the biggest and most immediate impact on creating private sector jobs and strengthening the middle class? We're guided by what works, not by any ideology or special interests."

Friday, February 6, 2009

Show for Saturday February 7, 2009


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If Hilda Solis is confirmed as Secretary of Labor, there is a silver lining. If Solis is approved, there will be a special election in the 32nd District, and Republicans have a candidate who could win, despite the registration numbers, if the GOP doesn't repeat the story of Victor Elizalde, told here on Big Hollywood by Andrew Breitbart.

Teresa Hernandez is a sterling candidate. She’ll be my guest on my show this Saturday. I’ve only just met her on the phone, but I can tell you already, I LOVE who she is, what she’s about and what she’s accomplished in her community and beyond.

How viable is she? Mike Spence, blogged on Flashreport on Thursday, about Teresa Hernandez: “Not a bad resume. Community involvement like that is hard to find and could be a key factor in a low turnout election.” Sorry Mike, but it's an excellent resume. Gold!

Teresa and her husband Jose opened Cielito Lindo Restaurant in South El Monte in 1986. It has become a local landmark and popular family restaurant. A few years later they formed Hernandez Productions to launch Mariachi Sol de Mexico and Mariachi Reyna de Los Angeles to produce Mariachi Festivals and shows across the United States. In 1991 Teresa and her husband started the Mariachi Heritage Society to provide in-school and after school music classes for local children who could not otherwise afford instruments or lessons. Over 7,000 children have attended this program from schools in Azusa, South El Monte, Norwalk and Pico Rivera.

When I think of Teresa Hernandez and what she’s about, I see in my mind, and feel in my heart, my mother and father, my grandparents, my siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, dancing, laughing, swooning and feeling the heady experience of love, life joy, laughter, romance and sentiments with family.

Oh, and she knows the issues, intimately and articulates them with acuity.

If there is a special race in the 32nd district, the GOP should be all hands on deck!

Join me Saturday and meet Teresa.

Come see the future for the GOP.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Vote for the Snuggie Stimulus!

After all, what better to fix the ailing economy than a giant, cumbersome product of questionable value and exorbitant expense?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A good case for the Flat Tax or Can we use Daschle's or Rangel's or Geithner's Tax Accountant and get the same deal?

Obama’s tax dodging cabinet nominees give sharp focus on the absurd complexity of our tax code. Witness this email exchange my husband and I just had with friends seeking tax advice in an email thread:
(names changed for privacy reasons—except of course for Bob and I)

Subject: Tax Advisers
Angie wrote to six friends: “Does anyone have a recommendation for a tax advisor? I can't decide how confused I am about the college variables. (529's, 1098's).”

Bob replies to Angie:
Re: Tax advisers
“I recommend Tom Daschle, he seems to have avoided a great deal of tax liability. Unless you get appointed to the Obama cabinet, at which point you will have to admit it all.”

Martha replies to Angie:
Re: Tax Advisers
Despite what Geithner claimed as one of his initial excuses, we have been using Turbo Tax for at least 10 years, and it's always been great at walking you through that sort of stuff. It's pretty thorough, walks you through a check, and they back their results, assuming you don't withhold information when requested in the interview. I'd try that first, because a tax advisor will charge you by the form. Pick it up at Costco. It's great.

Nancy replies to Bob:
Re: Tax Advisors
You are very funny. Luckily, I don't anticipate being appointed by the Obama cabinet...
We have used an accountant …in Capitola for taxes.
She is very good but expensive. Every year I make a pledge that I will try turbo tax this year. Martha's words may be the final encouragement I needed. And yes, I know, I am an accountant by trade. But I think that just makes it clear to me that you only know what you know and I don't know taxes.
Nancy

End of thread.
Note: Nancy is an accountant!!!!!!
My point for posting-- humor makes the stress, costs and punitive nature of our tax code and our elitist political class’s self exemption from it’s burden barley palatable.

This whole situation with Congressman Rangel, head of the Ways and Means that oversees the tax laws enforced by the IRS, dodging and evading taxes and claiming ignorance, then Geithner, the Secretary of the Treasury, responsible for oversight of the IRS, claiming he didn’t know or didn’t understand the tax code when he failed to report 1099 income for several years, owing thousands to the tax payers, and then Daschle, evading paying taxes, again claiming he didn’t understand that the free limo and driver were considered income, owing hundreds of thousands of dollars, yet they sick the IRS on individuals for discrepancies of three figures that are truly honest mistakes or the result of hardship.
Flat tax anyone? Where do I sign?

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Czech President Vaclav Klaus took aim at climate change campaigner Al Gore on Saturday in Davos in a frontal attack on the science of global warming.

Speaking on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, he said that he was more worried about the reaction to the perceived dangers than the consequences.
"I'm afraid that the current crisis will be misused for radically constraining the functioning of the markets and market economy all around the world," he said.
"I'm more afraid of the consequences of the crisis than the crisis itself."

This Should Never Happen Again: GOP's HUGE missed opportunity with Victor Elizalde

Back in 2004, a smart, good-looking moderate Republican Hispanic ran for Congress. At the time Victor Elizalde was just under 40 years old and working as an executive at a big-time Hollywood studio. As an ethnic minority, a family man and a rare open conservative in an industry dominated by liberals, Mr. Elizalde represented hope and change for the Republican Party.

Yet because he was running for Henry A. Waxman´s safe seat, Mr. Elizalde got no support from the Republican Party . In fact, no one in the party´s leadership took notice of him. As a result Mr. Waxman trounced Mr. Elizalde with 71 percent of the vote.
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Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Epidemic of "Isolated Incidents"

"If a widespread pattern of [knock-and-announce] violations were shown . . . there would be reason for grave concern." —Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, in Hudson v. Michigan, June 15, 2006. An interactive map of botched SWAT and paramilitary police raids, released in conjunction with the Cato policy paper "Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids," by Radley Balko. What does this map mean? How to use this map View Original Map and Database

Key

Death of an innocent. Death or injury of a police officer. Death of a nonviolent offender.
Raid on an innocent suspect. Other examples of paramilitary police excess. Unnecessary raids on doctors and sick people.
The proliferation of SWAT teams, police militarization, and the Drug War have given rise to a dramatic increase in the number of "no-knock" or "quick-knock" raids on suspected drug offenders. Because these raids are often conducted based on tips from notoriously unreliable confidential informants, police sometimes conduct SWAT-style raids on the wrong home, or on the homes of nonviolent, misdemeanor drug users. Such highly-volatile, overly confrontational tactics are bad enough when no one is hurt -- it's difficult to imagine the terror an innocent suspect or family faces when a SWAT team mistakenly breaks down their door in the middle of the night. But even more disturbing are the number of times such "wrong door" raids unnecessarily lead to the injury or death of suspects, bystanders, and police officers. Defenders of SWAT teams and paramilitary tactics say such incidents are isolated and rare. The map above aims to refute that notion.

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