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waving flag disclaimerA friend of mine just sent me the following email blast letter that outlines the deranged Left proposal for California.

For a very long time, our state has moved so far left, that we are lurching toward full socialism. With the chief socialist, Governor Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown, leading the way, we are forced into one social engineering program after another. Refusing to admit that California is bankrupt, he keeps spending taxpayer monies with reckless abandon.

Not satisfied with trying to become the only sanctuary State, now the Deranged Left think they can go into the health insurance business. Guided only by their muddled Socialist Left ideologies, they are convinced they can actually create a nirvana of idealism with other peoples money. As you read the dribble below, you’ll understand what I mean.

Have  god Bless Day,

Jerry Broussard of

California is leading the way again! As Republicans threaten to rob 30 million people of lifesaving health care, State Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins just introduced the Healthy California Act, which would guarantee health insurance for all of our 38 million residents!(1)

This is a game changer — health care for all would keep insurance companies honest, contain rising healthcare costs, and, most importantly, save lives. If it passes here, we’ll set an example that will spread to other states.

Passing this bill won’t be easy. An army of health care industry lobbyists will use every dirty trick in the book to try to stop any threats to their employers’ bottom line. We can’t win without you — your voice and your energy — helping to power the fight. 

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us and the California Nurses Association TOMORROW, Thursday February 23 at 6pm PT for a strategy call. 

Please join us to learn more about the Healthy California Act and how you can get involved. Click here to RSVP for the call. 

For years, Republicans have called for the death of the Affordable Care Act, with no meaningful plan to replace it. Now that they control both houses of Congress as well as the White House, they have the tools needed to gut the law, putting health care for millions of Americans in jeopardy.

Protecting the Affordable Care Act must be our first priority. But for the first time, California could have the political will to provide a real public option that could bring a long-term solution to America’s healthcare crisis. And that solution is a health care plan that works for all: a single-payer system.liberal-leftist-derangement-syndrom

Under single-payer, California would negotiate prices for services and prescriptions with providers, pharmaceutical companies and others. Every resident would be covered and have more choice. Health care funds would be pooled in a publicly run fund, using the bargaining power of California’s global economy. And if all goes as planned, prescription drug costs would be managed, and out-of-control co-pays and high deductibles would disappear.picture1 complete-message

Click here to RSVP for the single-payer campaign call this Thursday at 6pm PT.

Lorrie, this is not the first time California has tried to make single-payer a reality. Our state legislature passed a single-payer bill in 2006, but it was vetoed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was passed and vetoed again in 2008.

This time around, the energy and moment is there. With the health of millions at risk, California has the chance to both protect all of its residents and model what is possible to the rest of the nation. It’s an incredible opportunity. The power to capitalize on this opportunity is in your hands. Together, we can resist the Republican attacks on health care reform just like we’ve resisted Trump’s Muslim ban and immigration policies.special-kind-of-retard

Join the Healthy California campaign call this this Thursday at 6pm PT and hear more about the bill and how you can join the fight.

Thank you for joining the fight for health care for all!

Tim, along with Annie, Brenna, Caitlin, Eddie, Emma, Kelsey, Lindsay, Raquel, Scottie, and William (the Courage team).



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Oroville Dam: Five workers fired for posting photos to social media

waving flag disclaimerAuthored By TK Whiteman | February 21, 2017

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Damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam. (Facebook)

Damaged spillway at the Oroville Dam. (Facebook)

Things are going from bad to worse at California’s battered Oroville Dam. As if the severely damaged spillway wasn’t enough of a danger, the Sacramento Bee is reporting that authorities are pumping out 60,000 cubic feet of water per second (cfs). Unfortunately, the inflow of water due to the deluge of rain into the Oroville Lake just spiked at roughly 91,000 cfs. And things in the near future don’t look much better.picture3

Citing a meteorological event known as an “atmospheric river” (AR), Pacific Standard Magazine is citing that one of those very same weather scenarios is headed straight for the mountains of Central California.

According to the American Meteorological Society, an atmospheric river is typically thousands of miles long, while a mere few hundreds of yards wide. A single AR is capable of carrying a greater flux of water than the Amazon River, the largest river on the planet.

Acting much like a baseball field backstop, the tons of water that constitute an AR will slam into the Sierras, then the very same water will flow back towards the coast, but instead of making it to the Pacific, the wet stuff will fill the hundreds of already swollen dams and reservoirs much like the Oroville Dam.

As also reported by Pacific Standard Magazine;

Heavy rains will continue on Tuesday, at which point serious problems could begin to emerge. The fragile Oroville Dam will again be tested, but dozens of other dams — like the one at Don Pedro Reservoir near Modesto — are also nearing capacity statewide and planning emergency contingencies.

By late Tuesday, the San Joaquin River — the main hydrologic thoroughfare of the vast Central Valley — is expected to exceed a level not seen since 1997, and then keep rising the rest of the week. The river is already in “danger” stage — the stage above flood stage when critical levees could begin to become compromised.picture2

But here’s where things start to get a bit strange.

While the State of California is soothing frayed nerves by telling the world (cited above by the Sac Bee) that the water level at the Oroville Lake may be at 850 feet, all is well. After all, the Oroville Dam tops out at 900 feet.


Yet just a few short days ago the Los Angeles Times reported that “the Federal Aviation Administration has issued a temporary ban on flights around the Oroville Dam to allow emergency aircraft to operate safely.”

With both aircraft and drones banned until May 17, the government is claiming the ban is necessary due to work crews continuing “to conduct aerial surveys of the erosion on the emergency spillway.”words-of-a-leftist-propagandist

Speaking of erosion on the emergency spillway, San Francisco’s KRON published a rather terse report that five contract workers at the dam have been fired for posting unauthorized photos of the virtually destroyed spillway on social media;

Five Oroville Dam workers have been fired for violating a contract by putting pictures of the dam on social media.

The Department of Water Resources hires a contractor to work on the dam. The contractor hired was Syblon Reid.

This contractor has a strict “No social media, no photos policy” at every site they work on.

Some of the employees did not abide by their contract and posted pictures of the Oroville Dam emergency spillway online which is why five people were released.

As far as the state government is concerned, The Atlantic magazine reports that the maintenance and inspection records of the dam are spotty at best, Third World-ish at worst.

Provided the dam doesn’t burst, thusly threatening the lives of up to 200,000 Californians,  the cost of repairs is estimated at between $100 million to $200 million. Once it’s dry enough to begin work, that is.

In the meantime, Gov. Jerry Brown has pumped $64 billion in a high speed rail system that opponents have dubbed a boondoggle that is in reality “the train to nowhere.”

The California State Senate has also passed a slew of bills sent to the governor for signature that would place the California taxpayers on the hook to protect the estimated 2.4 million illegal aliens residing in the Golden State.partyof-deceit-spin-and-lies


Column: California moves further to the left

waving flagAuthored by Joe Guzzardi | Syndicated Columnist | Originally Published: February 13, 2017 6:01 a.m.

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People outside California often have a hard time grasping how poisonous the state’s political atmosphere is. In his recent testimony to the Public Safety Commission, Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon made it abundantly clear just how far conditions have come undone.

illegalalienvoters-300x300Overreacting to President Donald Trump’s commitment to enforcing U.S. immigration laws, De Leon confessed that Trump’s policies would make “half [his] family” deportable. But, Trump has repeatedly said in various public forums that his first order of business is to remove criminal aliens. Getting rid of criminals could take years, so De Leon’s family has no immediate concerns. Trump’s pledge refers to the most dangerous offenders-murderers, rapists, sex offenders, kidnappers and drug dealers.

But, if per chance the Trump administration decided to expand its definition of who’s removable to include criminals that committed identity fraud, falsified work applications, lied to receive permanent residency cards, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses under false pretenses-all felonies-then De Leon’s family could be in hot water.

In his statement defending SB 54 (the California Values Act), his bill that would make California officially a sanctuary state, De Leon said that within the illegal alien community, “almost entirely everybody has secured some sort of false identification. That’s what you need to survive, to work.” The law prohibits employers from hiring aliens, and for those aliens to work.

During a later interview, De Leon doubled down on his insistence that identity theft to secure fake documents is perfectly acceptable, not a deportable crime, and reconfirmed that many in his family had done just that because “it’s what you need to survive.”picture1

De Leon’s brazenness proves how far to the left California has shifted. De Leon is a high-ranking elected official with veterans-rather-than-illegals-and-refugeesno qualms about publicly identifying his family as felons, and without the least concern that he might suffer political consequences. In fact, the California rumor mill predicts that De Leon will be a 2018 gubernatorial candidate to succeed Jerry Brown. He might run on the platform that because his family is corrupt, he’ll legalize corruption, a position that would be popular in the Los Angeles area that De Leon represents. The Migration Policy Institute estimates that L.A. County has more than one million illegal immigrants.

Brown, the California Latino Legislative Caucus and the state’s sanctuary city mayors insist that they will defy Trump on immigration, and promise not to let the federal government withhold funding. To that end, California state lawmakers have retained former Attorney General Eric Holder to advise them on challenging Trump. Holder’s $25,000 weekly salary comes from taxpayers’ pockets, as does half of the $10 million fund Los Angeles created to provide legal services to aliens allegedly facing deportation.picture2

Unwittingly, De Leon has provided Trump with a great forum to defend his immigration agenda. Build a wall or a physical barrier, and illegal immigration is reduced. Pass mandatory E-Verify, and De Leon’s family living here illegally can’t get jobs. Defund sanctuary California, and the nation hails Trump as a hero.any-more-questions

Lost in the Latino Caucus’ ceaseless illegal immigrant advocacy is that of California’s 39 million population, about 36 million are citizens and legal residents. In Sacramento, the majority is poorly represented.

Joe Guzzardi is a Californians for Population Stabilization Senior Writing Fellow. Contact him at and on Twitter @joeguzzardi19.

Officials announce proposal that would establish California as separate nation

waving flagPublished January 27, 2017 |

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A proposal for California to secede from the United States was submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office Thursday. The proposed “Calexit” initiative – its name borrowed from the UK’s “Brexit” departure from the EU – would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the U.S.

A recent poll found that one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. due to their opposition to President Trump. No mention has been made of the president in the proposal. If the proposal qualifies for the ballot and is approved by voters, it could be a step to a future vote on whether the state would break away from the rest of the nation.trump-derangement-mental-disorder

Secretary of State Alex Padilla said the group behind the proposal, Yes California Independence Campaign, was cleared to begin attempting to collect nearly 600,000 voter signatures needed to place the plan on the ballot.

“In our view, the United States of America represents so many things that conflict with Californian values, and our continued statehood means California will continue subsidizing the other states to our own detriment, and to the detriment of our children,” the Yes campaign’s website says.liberal-leftist-derangement-syndrom

Similar attempts to establish California as a nation, or break it into multiple states, have failed.

The proposed constitutional amendment, titled California Nationhood, would also ask voters to repeal language that states the U.S. Constitution is the supreme law. If approved, it calls for scheduling a vote in 2019 to ask voters, “Should California become a free, sovereign and independent country?”

“America already hates California, and America votes on emotions,” Marcus Evans, vice president of Yes California told the Los Angeles Times. “I think we’d have the votes today if we held it.”

The campaign must submit the valid voter signatures by July 25 to qualify for the ballot.picture2

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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California Moving to Give More Rights to Illegal Aliens Than to American Citizens

waving flagBy Dave Jolly December 29, 2016

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For years, liberal Democrats have been bending over backwards to give illegal aliens all of the comforts, benefits and rights held by American citizens, and more. This drastically escalated under the administration of Barack Obama. Obama violated the US Constitution and federal immigration laws in his attempt to win the illegal votes of millions of illegal aliens. He ordered the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security to stop enforcing many of the federal immigration laws.


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Under his administration, tens of thousands of illegals with felony convictions were released by law enforcement agencies and jails, allowing them to continue to walk our streets and victimize more American citizens.


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Under his administration, millions of illegals were allowed to remain in the US and obtain work permits (green cards), allowing them to take jobs away from millions of Americans. I’ve heard the arguments that say this isn’t true, but I know of Americans who once worked in construction that could not find a job because so many builders and contractors were using illegals who worked for less. When Alabama passed strict immigration laws which included stiff fines for any employer found to be hiring illegals, the unemployment rate in the state fell by 1.1% in the first two months the laws went into effect. After the border patrol raided a restaurant in town, a week later they had a staff of Americans.


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Under the Obama administration, millions of illegals were allowed to obtain valid state driver’s licenses which enabled them to vote illegally in states like California and Oregon. This is most likely why at least one organization says they have evidence that over 3 million votes were cast by non-citizens in the November election. Many of those illegal votes were cast by illegal aliens.

Friends and families back in Arizona have told me that many of the small hospitals and urgent care centers in southern Arizona have been forced to close because of the


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number of illegal aliens they have to treat. The federal government requires them to give free medical care to illegals, but many smaller facilities could no longer afford to keep giving free care so they’ve closed their doors. One friend told illegal-immigration-giantme that he and his family now have to drive over 100 miles to another larger town for emergency care because their local hospital closed. His wife’s father died in route to the hospital because it was so far away. He had a medical emergency but with no local hospital, it took nearly two hours to transport him to the nearest hospital over 100 miles away. By the time he arrived, it was too late to save him. My friend and his wife’s family blame illegals, liberal Democrats and the Obama administration for his death.

Some states along the southern border, including Arizona, are being forced to pay out millions of taxpayer dollars to illegals for free education, medical, unemployment and other benefits, some of which American citizens don’t get or have to pay for, like medical care.

I’ve also seen firsthand how illegals move into a neighborhood and turn it into a crime infested cesspool. That happened to the once family friendly neighborhood I lived in. When I returned and drove by the old house, it looked like some of the slums I’ve seen in Mexico.


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Now, liberal Democratic politicians in California are introducing legislation that will extend more benefits to illegals. Among these pieces of legislation is Senate Bill 6, which will provide free (taxpayer funded) legal representation to all illegals in need of legal help. Federal law prohibits any government, local, state or federal, from paying for free legal representation for illegals concerning immigration matters.democrats-not-republicans

Liberal supporters of SB 6 cite the US Constitution’s guarantee of legal representation in the event of being charged with a crime. What they fail to realize is that the Constitution applies to American citizens plus federal law is meant to protect American citizens from foreigners including illegals.


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Liberal Democrats won’t stop until they give everything we own and work for to illegals just for the sake of their illegal votes. What we need are laws to protect American citizens from being forced to fund any and all benefits being extended to illegal aliens. The only right an illegal has in the US is the right to be detained and either locked up or deported, and nothing more. I work hard for my money and it galls me to know that my hard-earned tax dollars are spent on benefits for illegals that I, as an American citizen, have to pay for myself. Maybe we need to pass laws to ban illegal loving liberals?


Dave JollyR.L. David Jolly holds a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and an M.S. in Biology – Population Genetics. He has worked in a number of fields, giving him a broad perspective on life, business, economics and politics. He is a very conservative Christian, husband, father and grandfather who cares deeply for his Savior, family and the future of our troubled nation.

Calif. Forces Retirement Plan After Pension Failures

waving flagBy Michael Reagan

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The New York Times reports the state of California has come up with a new pension plan called “Save for Retirement or Else!”

Oh wait, that’s just the intent, not the name.  The official title is a very reassuring “Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program,” and it’s designed for workers at companies with five or more employees who don’t currently offer a pension program.  Only there’s no choice.  
Employees are automatically enrolled in a “pension” that will deduct 3 percent from every paycheck and entrust that money to the tender mercies of state bureaucrats.  Employees who stubbornly want to keep all their money and not band together with the rest of the workers and stride united toward a glowing future as one  . . .  wait, I got carried away.  That’s what they’ll tell individuals who believe they can manage, or mismanage, their money on their own, without help from the state.  pure socialism
Those non-team players will have to jump through a variety of hoops, fill out an incredible amount of paperwork and justify why they think they should be able to keep their own money.  Why, it’s just like the process for applying for a permit to carry a concealed weapon!
Naturally a board of functionaries is already waiting to get their grubby hands on your hard–earned money.  A nine–member board has been working on the pick-pocketing scheme since 2012.  
So far their most significant accomplishment is getting an exemption from “the federal employee benefits law, known as Erisa, that now covers all nongovernment workers in California and the other 49 states.”  That should keep the indictments down and save a lot of money in legal fees.
Yvonne Walker, a board functionary who also happens to be president of a large Service Employees International Union local, assures investors their money will be used “initially to invest workers’ money in safe Treasury securities.”  And Walker thought “Secure Force” might “ultimately hire both CalPERS and private firms to handle different investment options.”  There’s the tipoff.Leftist Propagandist
CalPERS (California Public Employees’ Retirement System) is the union–dominated government employee pension program whose failures are strangling municipalities all over the state. Asking CalPERS, with its investment record, to manage a pension fund is like asking if it’s too late to invest in sub–prime mortgage bonds.  CalPERS started out with safe, conservative investments, too.  But once public employee unions took over management of the fund, it has consistently lost money.
City Journal found “Wilshire Consulting reported last year that CalPERS’s returns over the past five years have trailed those of 99 percent of large public pension funds.”
CalPERS lost $11 billion in the real estate crash after jumping on the bubble in late 2005.  Board members have also been accused of “awarding contracts to political donors to alleged outright corruption.”Partyof Deceit Spin and Lies
Prospects for the future don’t look any better.  The shortfall between what CalPERS must pay out in benefits and the value of the pension fund is $290 billion if the fund can return a growth rate of 4.5 percent.  In the just completed fiscal year CalPERS growth rate was a microscopic 0.61 percent, which means the shortfall is closer to a billion dollars.
Letting CalPERS manage more pension money is like asking Obama to be your doctor. Take the advice of someone near and dear to my heart, my step–mother Nancy Reagan, and “just say no.”
Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

California Goes Full Fascist – Outlawing Global Warming Skeptics and their Guns!

waving flagWritten by Onan Coca

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It’s not been a banner week for California. The nuttiest state in the Union has long been known for the insanity that seeps out of Hollywood and Sacramento, but this past week California outdid itself with the crazy.

First, the California state Assembly rammed through several bills which would enact even more restrictive laws/regulations on gun rights, criminalizing the mere possession of unserialized firearm parts, banning the purchase of more than one firearm in a month, allowing your boss, teacher, or therapist to secretly take away your RIGHT to self-defense, banning guns with a bullet button, and allowing the state to send harassing mail to legal gun owners!definetly

Yes, you’d only be allowed to buy one gun a month because the ninnies in Sacramento think that that is enough. Yes, your boss, teacher or therapist could go behind your back and tell the government to take your guns and that would be enough for the government to do it. No if’s and’s or but’s from you. All of the measures are completely unconstitutional and un-American, and their penalties are absolutely Draconian.

These idiotic new laws would be enough to paint the California Assembly as the most fascist legislature of the week, but they didn’t stop there. No, they decided that undermining the 2nd Amendment of the Bill of Rights wasn’t enough. They also chose to launch an all-out assault on the 1st Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech as well.

gun control2The first-of-its-kind legislation — Senate Bill 1161, or the California Climate Science Truth and Accountability Act of 2016 — is scheduled for floor action Thursday after clearing Senate committees in April and May.

The measure would allow state and local prosecutors to pursue claims against climate-change skepticism as a violation of the state’s Unfair Competition Law [UCL], as well as extend the four-year statute of limitations for such claims retroactively to Jan. 1, 2021.

“This bill explicitly authorizes district attorneys and the Attorney General to pursue UCL claims alleging that a business or organization has directly or indirectly engaged in unfair competition with respect to scientific evidence regarding the existence, extent, or current or future impacts of anthropogenic induced climate change,” says the state Senate Rules Committee’s floor analysis.

Solid-Foundation-600-wLogoYes, you read that right. California is planning to make it illegal for you, your business, or anyone else, to disagree with the liberal opinion on man-made climate change/global warming. ILLEGAL. Over at the California Political Review, Stephen Frank puts this into perspective and explains what this bill really is.

“Did you donate to the Pacific Legal Foundation?  Do you support Americans for Prosperity?  Are you a member of the California Republican Party, which has a platform approving of all forms of energy, including fossil fuel (oil)?  Do you work for a gas station, an oil company, have your written a letter to the editor in favor of oil drilling?  If so, you could find yourself with being charged in a court of law, thanks to SB 1161… a totalitarian statement by Democrats that the First Amendment is now dead.”

Settled-Science-600-LAIf you actually believe that the progressive left in America today is the same Democrat left that existed 50 years ago, you are simply fooling yourself. The generation that fought for civil liberties and less government interference in their lives have apparently either died off or gone completely senile in their drunken quest for power. The hippies who used to advocate for more “freedom” are now the very same people clawing and scraping to unburden you from your liberty. Today’s Democrat Party has more in common with the totalitarian excesses of the Soviet Union, or Mao’s China.

This may be happening in California, but if liberals have their way, they’ll soon be coming for the rest of us and our freedoms as well.

Ilya Ilf’s 1935 quote may have actually been a prophecy…

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For more on this travesty of justice go read Jeff Dunetz at the Lid


Onan is the Editor-in-Chief at Liberty Alliance media group. He’s also the managing editor at, and the managing partner at You can read more of his writing at Eagle Rising.
Onan is a graduate of Liberty University (2003) and earned his M.Ed. at Western Governors University in 2012. Onan lives in Atlanta with his wife and their three wonderful children.

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