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Is $17 Billion a Lot of Money? More GOP Doublespeak

  The late Senator Everett Dirksen once said wryly about spending public money, “A billion here, a billion there, sooner or later it adds up to real money.” Red County’s Matt Cunningham is positively shameless when it comes to being critical of anything President Obama does that might be viewed as a positive for the…

Flash Report Angst Means Budget Deal is Close

There are no fewer that three posts on the Flash Report today that indicates State Senator Abel Maldonado R-Santa Maria) has cut a deal in exchange for his vote and that the Big 5′s compromise budget deal that combines spending cuts, tax increases and new debt will pass.  As much as I hate sending traffic…

California’s “Borrow and Spend” Republican Party

As the Republicans in the State Legislature practice the tyranny of the minority over the vast majority of Californians in our republic, a note here about how our statewide elected Republicans have contributed to spending budget dollars, seeking spending cuts in education and other social services compared with their own pet projects. Namely, prisons. Those…

No Respect for Flash

Why is it that the best posts on Naval Gazing, the OC Weekly’s blog, happen on late Friday afternoons? But R. Scott Moxley’s post from last week may not have had the impact it should have had.  Listening to the transcription of the Carona/Haidl tapes (that would be the indicted, on-trial-for corruption, disgraced, hypocritical and…

All The GOP Has Left to Sell is Fear

    I voted mid-morning today, letting the morning rush go by but beating the lunch rush.  I stiull had to wait 30 minutes to stroll through the polling place at Northwood High.  On the way there, I tuned in Rush Limbaugh and one the way out, Laura Ingraham.  There’s high comedy in their shows…

Buyer’s Remorse at The Flash Report

I know that state is in deep fiscal trouble, and I know that both parties share blame for it, and I know I should be deeply concerned.  But pardon me for enjoying the Republian melt-down over the Governor’s proposal to increase the sales tax — temporarily — as one of the remedies to help us…

A Tale of Two Brain Tumors

Conservative columnist Bob Novak has been diagnosed with a brain tumor (which might explain his erratic driving and decision to date Ann Coulter). Over at The Flash Report, our friend Jon Fleischman writes: 7-28-2008 11:32 am Long time conservative columnist Bob Novak, whose columns we have featured a lot on this site, has been rushed…