Bicoastal Challenges to Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

Related stories come to us from Connecticut and California, where "anti-abortion" centers (in the parlance of the Hartford Courant) are getting some pushback. From the Courant, 11/10/17: The city is looking to crack down on faith-driven crisis pregnancy centers, which critics say sometimes pose as clinics to lure women and hand out misleading information about … Continue reading Bicoastal Challenges to Pro-life Pregnancy Centers

Noisome Pestilence, Etc.

by baldilocks California regression Home, sweet, home. Wine country is burning, no doubt exacerbated because of laws against underbrush removal --the fuel of forest fires. There's a Hepatitis A outbreak, mostly among the homeless. California Gov. Brown declared a state of emergency Friday because of a hepatitis A outbreak that has killed at least 18 people in … Continue reading Noisome Pestilence, Etc.

The Great American Pension Swindle

By John Ruberry I hate to interrupt your day by veering away from such issues, well, issues to some, such as the Donald Trump campaign's alleged collusion with Russia or that nation's reputed hacking of the 2016 presidential election, but there is something more important that the mainstream media is only nibbling at the edges … Continue reading The Great American Pension Swindle

The Lovely And Violent Hills

This past weekend, the mysterious yet not mythical Mrs. Dude and I took some much needed time away from our respective workplaces to visit the mice, ducks, dogs, chipmunks, and other critters. In other words, Disneyland. Given how we had an extra day, rather than take the quicker, fiercely duller I-5 freeway we opted for … Continue reading The Lovely And Violent Hills

Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

By John Ruberry If you believe that states--and commonwealths--cannot declare bankruptcy, you are technically correct. But last week a commonwealth, Puerto Rico, filed for bankruptcy in all but name, utilizing the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act, which President Barack Obama signed into law in 2016. That bill of course was written for Puerto … Continue reading Puerto Rico a dire warning for blue states

Of Fender Guitars and Uninformed Media

A couple of days ago, Breitbart published a story concerning how, in recent months, some Oreo cookie devotees have complained the flavor has changed, and not for the better. Said story insinuated the reason behind this, if in fact this be truth, is Mondelez, parent company of Nabisco (maker of Oreos) having moved production of … Continue reading Of Fender Guitars and Uninformed Media

Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

Malone: You just fulfilled the first rule of law enforcement: make sure when your shift is over you go home alive. Here endeth the lesson. The Untouchables 1987 Leonard: ...Sheldon, you can’t train my girlfriend like a lab rat. Sheldon: Actually, it turns out I can. Leonard: Well, you shouldn’t. Sheldon: There’s just no pleasing … Continue reading Cause and Effect California Law Enforcement Edition

California Prepares Its Final Blunder (UPDATE)

by baldilocks Incensed by Hillary Clinton's second unsuccessful presidential bid, California secession advocates are riled up and ready to go. Supporters of a plan for California to secede from the union took their first formal step Monday morning, submitting a proposed ballot measure to the state attorney general’s office in the hopes of a statewide … Continue reading California Prepares Its Final Blunder (UPDATE)

Proof: Conservative Activism can Work, Even in California

"Activism" has become a word and a concept co-opted by the left to represent their various missions. Environmental activists, LGBT activists, and pro-choice activists feel that they are the true activists in America while conservatives are often given different titles such as "Tea Party patriots" or "religious freedom defenders." Yesterday, true conservative activism won a … Continue reading Proof: Conservative Activism can Work, Even in California

Green Liberal California my …

Can you reconcile the left's image of California as a green progressive state that cares for the environment and the animals within it with this description of reality from VDH: If I find a dead dog dumped on the alleyway (as I have three or four times over the last 12 months), with a rope around his … Continue reading Green Liberal California my …

The Real Minimum Wage is Zero LA Garment Edition

Who could have seen this coming: Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another manufacturer in the U.S., and wiped out about 500 local jobs. The company still employs about 4,000 workers in Southern California. and it's not just the big … Continue reading The Real Minimum Wage is Zero LA Garment Edition

The $15 hr Cause meets the Robot Effect in San Francisco

There is a new fast food chain that is opening up in San Francisco per this report at KQED: San Francisco’s Newest Fast Food: Healthy, Cheap and Served by Robots Do tell: Across the country, restaurants are looking for innovative ways to keep humans out of the picture. But what’s unique about Eatsa is the … Continue reading The $15 hr Cause meets the Robot Effect in San Francisco

Covered California about to be the latest failed state ObamaCare exchange

By Steve Eggleston After the high-profile failures of Oregon's and Massachusetts' state-run health-care exchanges, and the near-failures of several other state-run exchanges this time last year, the proponents of ObamaCare were hoping that the blood-letting of the remaining state-run exchanges was at an end. Indeed, there hadn't been any further failures. According to an editorial … Continue reading Covered California about to be the latest failed state ObamaCare exchange

Cheering for Rebecca Friedrichs

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  I noted with some interest this week the suit between a California teacher and her union; Rebecca Friedrichs and ten of her colleagues are suing the NEA and its affiliate, the California Teachers Association to “obtain freedom from compelled support for unionism.”  Alec Torres wrote about this suit in December: … Continue reading Cheering for Rebecca Friedrichs

My Nephews

by baldilocks Originally posted at Ace of Spades HQ on August 26, 2013, so excuse anything which seems or is dated. Re-edited. And, do me a favor: please check out the links. A few weekends back [sic], I made my way from my home in South Central Los Angeles to Albuquerque--where my parents and the vast … Continue reading My Nephews