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Friday, April 30, 2010

Sat May 1, 2010: Scott Bullock & Tim Sandefur on Eminent Domain Abuse, & Piedad Ayala, Conservative, Republican, Immigrant on Immigration Politics

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This Saturday, I broadcast live from the M.O.R.R. Conference on Redevelopment, concerning Government abuse of eminent domain, and abuse of individual property rights.

I'll interview Scott Bullock, Senior Attorney for the Institute for Justice in Washington D.C., who is the Keynote Speaker, and Timothy Sandefur of Pacific Legal Foundation, Principal Attorney, Pacific Legal Foundation, Sacramento, Author of the book "Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st-Century America," and John Eastman-former Dean of the Law School, Chapman University, and Candidate for California Attorney Gerneral. Former clerk, Justice Clarance Thomas. Dr. Eastman successfully stopped the Long Beach redevelopment agency "condemnation and taking" of the Filipino Baptist Fellowship Church in Long Beach, CA.

Saturday night, on Moonlighting, my special guest is Piedad Ayala, founder and member of The Water for All, a coalition of farmers, growers, Ag Industry business owners, their employees, and farm workers, all battling together.

They are fighting against Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar and the EPA, and particularly Nancy Pelosi, and Democrat Congressional Reps from CA, Jim Costa, Dennis Cardoza, and Grace Napolitano.

Ayala is a passionate political activist who has realized the American Dream. When he speaks with boldness, to groups, in English or in Spanish, to Latinos, or non Hispanics, and when he speaks, he stirs hearts and minds and inspires courage, and conviction. 

He is dedicated to doing all he can, to spread the message to all, including fellow Latino voters who traditionally vote Democrat when what they want is embodied in the principles and values supported by Conservative Republicans.

But the Immigration issue is a hot potato and the dissonance and heated discourse around the recent passage of Arizona's immigration law have raised steep hurdles. We'll talk about what we've got going on right, where have we been making inroads, and how does this issue and the politics surrounding it bode for upcoming election results.

Jack Dean joins me to talk about the Pension Tsunami hitting States across the country, and particularly hard in California. 
The lines are open. I hope you put us on your calendar, tune in, give us a call, and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10 to 11AM PT, and 8 to 11PM PT, one fast hour in the morning and three fun hours on Saturday night, on CRN 1

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

This is one of the best Insight Reports I've seen on California's Man Made Drought By MONICA SHOWALTER, Investor's Business Daily

COALINGA, Calif. — Would France rip out its storied vineyards? Would Juan Valdez scorch Colombia's coffee crop? Sri Lanka its black pepper harvest? China its tea?

With global markets won by nations specializing in doing what they do best, and with regional reputations important enough to drive some nations to protectionism, it's almost unthinkable.

But then there's California.

On a springtime drive through the Central Valley, it's hard not to notice how federal and state governments are hell-bent on destroying the state's top export — almonds — and everything else in the nation's most productive farmland.

Instead of pink blossoms and green shoots along Highway 5 in April, vast spans from Bakersfield to Fresno sit bone-dry. Brown grass, dead orchards and lifeless grapevine skeletons stretch for miles for lack of water. For every fallow field, there's a sign that farmers have placed alongside the highway: "No Water = No Food," "No Water = No Jobs," Click here to read more
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You Tube Videos of The Irvine College Government Created CA Water Crisis Extraordinary Panel Presentation 4-25-2010

I can't thank Russ Weymire and Linda Barnes enough for asking me be a part of the amazing water panel conference they put forth in Irvine. It was powerful, passionate,inspiring and enlightening. I am blessed to have had the great fortune to work with both Russ and Linda, and also, the extraordinary group of panelists Russ Weymire put together!

"...Presented here are the video collection of the Water Crisis at Irvine College in segments broken down into 9 minute or less, for each segment, so it can be posted on you-tube. The video recording is real nice and very professional. It looks so good, the program video might need to be reviewed and consolidated onto a DVD disc and maybe a short you-tube version with the key sound bites from through-out the video. Click on and enjoy.

Good Job,
Russ (Weymire)..."

Thank you to Piedad Ayala for making this recording possible. For those who seek wisdom and knowledge, open the door and enter and please spread the word.
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9,Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18

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Friday, April 23, 2010

Sat April 24, 2010: Derrell Bradford on NJ School Budget Election Upset, Odile Mauri on Hugo Chavez's Tyranny, John Seiler of CalWatchDog on Key!

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On the program, Derrell Bradford director of Excellent Education for Everyone E3, a school-choice advocacy group co-founded by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, joins us to talk about the dramatic election results this past Tuesday, when New Jersey Voters sided with Gov Christie and rejected 260 of 479 school budgets, taking a defiant stand against increased school budgets and increased property taxes to pay for them.

Saturday night,  moonlighting with me from 8 PM to 11 PM, Pacific Time, Odile Gaset Mauri, a co-founder of the Free Speech Venezuela Project, to protest Hugo Chavez's arrest of opposition figure Oswaldo Álvarez Paz, whom he hauled off to jail for criticizing him in a public broadcast.  She was recently part of a student group with the Atlas Experience, a program sponsored by The Atlas Network.

Last year Hugo Chavez shut down 240 radio stations for not filing their paper work properly, and earlier this year, he arrested, interrogated and then released the president of one of the last opposition TV stations in Venezuela. Globovision’s owner Guillermo Zuloaga, who was detained at an airport and released hours later after a judge issued an order barring him from leaving the country..

Odile Gaset Mauri is a member of Relial, a coalition of pro-liberty think tanks and individuals throughout  the Latin Americas.

CalWatchdog.com Blog and Website are pure old fashion hard hitting journalism and John Seiler, a contributing gum shoe reporter joins me on Saturday night, to discuss some of the hottest and latest developments reported on Cal WatchDog Blog. It's not a Republican site. It's not a Democrat site. It's a dogged site that bites any and all politicians, pols, cronies, sellouts, traitors, corrupt union officials... I'm redundant, I know. You want to know what's really going on? Relax with us. Have a beer or stronger, a stogy, or whatever, and enjoy the sound of truth, delivered with joy in the heart, despite the ominous developments it reveals. Join the happy warriors, with me, Saturday night, as we moonlight together.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

What's a thug? How does a thug operate? They try to sit on you, tie you up, render you defenseless. Behold Public Employee Unions' latest thuggish move:

Just when a City finds a way to fight back against Public Employee Unions who are bankrupting their city budget, as well as bankrupting the State, behold, a water-carrier carries a bill, to kill local government's power to negotiate for relief. The only solution acceptable to the unions, is for the taxpayer to pay more.

The other solution, the fair solution, which requires unions to negotiate new contracts and make concessions, like the rest of us have to in this economy, is unacceptable to the public employee unions. Instead, they turn to their bought and paid for elected legislators and have one of them carry a bill, and their committees speed it along, before any other city tries to do what Vallejo just had to.

This bill would take declaring bankruptcy for local governments, off the table.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Sat April 17, 2010: Dave Sterling on Green Gone Wild, Kevin Korenthal on Labor Unions, Antonio Gonzalez on Immigration Politics & the Latino Vote, Eric Eisenhammer on the California Jobs Initiative

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This Saturday, Dave Sterling, of Counsel with Pacific Legal Foundation, and author of Green Gone Wild: Elevating Nature Above Human Rights joins me at 10 am to 11 am PT on the impact the Endangered Species Act has had on numerous crises across the nation and are directly linked to this policy which elevates nature above Constitutionally protected human rights.

Then, Saturday night, on Moonlighting with Martha, Kevin Korenthal, executive director with the Associated Builders & Contractors, California Cooperation Committee joins me to talk about the Obama Administration's recent appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and his recent signing of an executive order, a bone to the unions who supported his election, and the direct and indirect impact these developments have on the Nation's number of unemployed, their job prospects, and the U.S. economy.

ABC-CCC is a mostly non-union association of building contractors that are dedicated to created an atmosphere of fairness, cooperation and consistency in the public works contracting arena. Mr. Korenthal is a long-time advocate of an even playing field for union and non-union companies alike.

Antonio Gonzales, President of Southwest Voter Registration, joins me to talk politics and the Latino Vote. We'll discuss the recent developments in the Immigration debate and voter trends and numbers, and the Latino Vote, policy and politics.

Eric Eisenhammer of the California Jobs Initiative, on the campaign to overturn AB32, California's own home grown poison pill wrecking havoc on the CA economy, destroying property values, jobs, and businesses, in the name of saving the environment.  

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Joblessness: The Kids Are Not Alright Will the U.S. accept youth unemployment levels like Europe's?

Unemployment today doesn't look like any unemployment in the recent American experience. We have the astonishing and dispiriting new reality that the "long-term jobless"—people out of work more than six months (27 weeks)—was about 44% of all people unemployed in February. A year ago that number was 24.6%.

This is not normal joblessness. As The Wall Street Journal reported in January, even when the recovery comes, some jobs will never return.

But the aspect of this mess I find more disturbing is the numbers around what economists call "youth unemployment." The U.S. unemployment rate for workers under 25 years old is about 20%. Click here to read more

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Friday, April 9, 2010

Sat April 10, 2010: Bruce Bialosky on Topsy Turvy Govt Fiscal Policy, Alvaro Vargas Llosa on PIGS and Euros, Ralph Benko on Tea Partiers v. The Man

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This Saturday, Bruce Bialosky, long-time political activist, a CPA, a former National Treasurer of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a co-founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition's Southern California Chapter, and a big Johnny Depp fan, wrote in a column on April 2nd in The Flashreport, "...I recently saw Mr. Depp's newest film, Alice in Wonderland. This turned out to be a fitting end to a month filled with utter exasperation -- caused principally by the assessment for the first time of the California Use Tax on small businesses."

California is broke. It has the largest debt of any of the bankrupt States, and the fourth highest unemployment in the country. Hitting the small businesses up for more is absurd. He'll explain how this new tax works and how many small businesses are not even aware of it, as of yet, and tax day is just around the corner.

Bruce is lauded as a man who makes numbers easy to understand.

Alvaro Vargas Llosa, Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute, author, and nationally syndicated columnist with The Washington Post Writer's Group, talks with us about the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) and Euros, Cuba's True Martyrs, and a few words on today's immigration debate.

Then moonlight with me for more fun: Ralph Benko of Parcbench.com, author of The Websters Dictionary: How to use the web to transform the world, and a principal of Capital City Partners, of Washington D.C., on "It's Tea Partiers and Republicans against the Elitists Democrats" and how "Obama's elitism will be his Apolcalypse." Benko is a delight, and fun to moonlight with.

Bruce Bialosky comes back for an encore. Health Care for CPAs. As a politically involved person, he has often been asked why he became a CPA. His answer has always been clear ans simple--the public policy of this country runs through the tax code and he wanted to understand that code. Never in his 35-year practice has anything validated that decision like the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. This is not health care reform;it is a full-employment act for CPAs.

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Why don't Pro-Taxers put their money where their mouth is?

Thanks Manny Klausner, for the great pieces you forward to me. Manny asked "Howie Carr, on his TaxProf Blog, "raises a good question in his title, on his TaxProf blog, don't you think?"
"Why Don't Pro-Tax Taxpayers Pay More Taxes?"
Carr states, "We have a two-tier income tax in this state [Massachusetts], you know. You have the option of paying either at the standard rate of 5.3 percent, or at the old, higher 5.85 percent rate.
As of Wednesday [March 31], here are this years numbers, according to the state DOR:
Of 1,840,000 state tax filers, exactly 931 have opted to pay taxes at the higher rate. That works out to one-twentieth of one percent. Think of it this way: In 2000, only 60 percent of the Massachusetts electorate voted to cut the income tax, but a decade later 99.95% of the population has decided to take advantage of the tax cut a lot of them claimed they didn’t want or need.
Click here to read Carr's post.

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How much taxation is enough? ‘Tea Partiers’ understand the link between taxes and freedom. Somehow, liberals just don’t get it.

By Jonah Goldberg
Congratulations! This is your last week working for the man — at least for this year. The Tax Foundation calculates that Tax Freedom Day for 2010 is April 9, which means that by Friday, Americans will have spent nearly 100 days working just to pay their taxes. If Democrats have their way, Tax Freedom Day will keep getting later and later.

Hold that thought. Imagine for a moment that Tax Freedom Day was Dec. 31. In other words, picture working 365 days a year for the government. Now, the government would "give" you a place to sleep, food to eat and clothes to wear, but all your income would really be Washington's income to allocate as it saw fit. Some romantics might call this sort of arrangement "socialism" or "communism." But another perfectly good word for it is "slavery" or, if you prefer, involuntary servitude.Click here to read more

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Thursday, April 8, 2010

PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) AND EUROS

"...the real cause of what is happening is that the nation mistook easy credit, subsidies and social protection for real wealth."

by Alvaro Vargas Llosa
April 7, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Experts watching the economic drama of the PIGS -- Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain -- keep telling us, reasonably, that you cannot have a Southern European economy and a German exchange rate. They mean that the euro, dominated by mighty and disciplined Germany, has become a straitjacket for deficit-ridden, debt-laden, unproductive economies that cannot devalue their way out of the crisis because they have ceded control over monetary policy to the European Central Bank.

But those experts are being too reasonable. I suggest the opposite.
Click here to read more

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Monday, April 5, 2010

Survey: Four in 10 Tea Party members are Democrats or independents By Sean J. Miller - 04/04/10

Four in 10 Tea Party members are either Democrats or Independents, according to a new national survey.

The findings provide one of the most detailed portraits to date of the grassroots movement that started last year.

The national breakdown of the Tea Party composition is 57 percent Republican, 28 percent Independent and 13 percent Democratic, according to three national polls by the Winston Group, a Republican-leaning firm that conducted the surveys on behalf of an education advocacy group. Two-thirds of the group call themselves conservative, 26 are moderate and 8 percent say they are liberal. Click here to read more

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Saturday, April 3, 2010

When the Germans give up on AGW (A.K.A. Anthropogenic Global Warming or Against Global Warming) you really do know it's all over…

No people on earth are more righteously Green than the Germans. They built the foundations and set the tone of the modern Green movement in, ahem, the 1930s. They invented the phrase Atomkraft Nein Danke. They were the first country to allow nasty, dangerous Sixties eco-radicals to reinvent themselves as respectable politicians. They were the first place to buy, wholesale, into the solar power con, which is why so many of their rooves – especially on churches – shimmer and glow like reflective-coated crusties at a mid-Nineties rave, while the German taxpayer is ruing the day his government ever chose to subsidise (Achtung Herr Cameron!) this fantastically pointless scheme… (Hat tip: Robert Groezinger, et al) Click here to read more.

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Friday, April 2, 2010

"Tea partiers embrace liberty not big government" Are you one? Read this piece and then tell me. I'll tell you, I'm in! Definitely!

By: Michael Barone
Senior Political Analyst
March 31, 2010
Over the past 14 months, our political debate has been transformed into an argument between the heirs of two fundamental schools of political thought, the Founders and the Progressives. The Founders stood for the expansion of liberty and the Progressives for the expansion of government.

It's an argument that has been going on for a century but was largely dormant over the quarter-century of low-inflation economic growth that followed the Reagan tax cuts. It's been raised again by the expand-government policies of the Obama administration and Democratic congressional leaders.

Read more at the Washington Examiner: Click here.

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Sat April 3, 2010: Robert H. Nelson on Is Environmentalism the New Religion? & The Pesky Race Card--refuge of scoundrels.

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This Saturday: Californians may or may not undo AB32, California's version of the Obama Administration's plan for Cap and Trade, to fight "Climate Change." Obama is now dissembling on Energy Policy, using the buzz words that sooth the energy industry and all of it's consumers, ie, the job producers and the common folks.

My guest, Robert H. Nelson, Author and Senior Fellow with the Independent Institute joins me to address the question, Is Environmentalism the New Religion. We'll talk about his new book, The New Holy Wars: Economic Religion vs. Environmental Religion in Contemporary America. I'll ask him about AB32, the President's latest bone to the business class and consumers.

If you can't beat 'em smear'em--that's the idea behind that unscrupulous invocation of the Race Card and there's been a whole lot it going around lately.
Michael Steele, the first black American to chair the National Republican Party has presided over a lot of frivolous, wasteful and inappropriate spending of donor funds. He's is a weak link at a time when the GOP should be at the top of it's game. As the chorus of voices rises for his departure, he's resorted to the race card.
On the other side, Obama's handmaidens, his adoring-myopic-journalism-school-trained-main-stream media are writing commentaries accusing Tea Party Activists of being motivated by racism.

Meg Whitman, GOP candidate for Governor in CA is being accused of not really being a friend of Latinos, because out of the 366 managers she hired when she worked for E-bay, in Silicon Valley, zero were Latino. So that's it? That makes her a racist?

And finally, what about Abel Maldonado? His self proclaimed appeal to and common cause with Latino voters, and the Democratic Party's race card politics, sending out Latino union-bought-stooge-State Legislators to say Abel's not Latino enough.

Then moonlight with me for more fun: Ralph Weber joins me on more fallout about the Health Care bill and Humberto Fontova on Apple and other useful idiots who idealize the terrorist racist murderous thug revolutionary communist known to all simply, affectionately, as Che.
Hour 1:  Humberto Fontova 

Hour 2: Ralph Weber Part 1
Hour 3: Ralph Weber part 2 (first 20 minutes of the the second hour)
The lines are open. I hope you put us on your calendar, tune in, give us a call, and join us for hot talk radio, Saturday at 10AM and 8 to 11 PM PT, one fast hour in the morning and three fun hours Saturday night, on CRN 1

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Cuba's True Martyrs by Alvaro Vargas Llosa, my guest next Saturday, April 10 on CRN Digital Talk Radio

March 31, 2010
Alvaro Vargas Llosa

WASHINGTON—Nowadays, most of those who die for a cause either perish for the wrong cause or in order to bring death to innocent people. Islamist and nationalist terrorists have turned the noble concept of martyrdom into the opposite of what we were taught it meant. We have gone from Socrates elegantly drinking the hemlock in the name of philosophical inquiry to the female bombers who massacred dozens of Russians in Moscow by blowing up two Metro trains.

But in a godforsaken corner of the Western hemisphere, as if taking it upon themselves to restore the old tradition of martyrdom, a group of people have decided to die for a cause and harm no one else in the process. For weeks the world has followed the drama of the Cuban prisoners of conscience, many of them black, who have started a chain of hunger strikes demanding the liberation of their fellow prisoners. Orlando Zapata Tamayo, a mason who was one of the 75 activists and journalists incarcerated in what is known as the Black Spring of 2003, died in late February after a hunger strike that lasted more than 80 days. He was succeeded by psychologist Guillermo Farinas, who has now refused to eat for more than a month and has contracted a staph infection. Engineer Felix Bonne Carcasses has announced that if Farinas dies, he will replace him. Others are waiting, no less determined.Click here to read more.

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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


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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