CA Op-Ed and Opinion

CA Op-Ed and Opinion

CA Op-Ed and Opinion

CA Op-Ed and Opinion
Trump in Conservatism Hall of Fame

Opinion: Trump in Conservatism Hall of Fame

G on Politics (OPINION): Congratulations to Donald Trump, with an assist from Steve Bannon, for entering the Top 5 in the Conservatism Hall of Fame (which sane people know as the Conservatism Hall of Shame). There have been a great many moments in rightwing douchebaggery and here, listed in chronological order, are the current top five conservative flustercucks.
Trump Voters Conned

Opinion: When Will Trump Voters Realize They Were Conned?

G on Politics (OPINION): What will it take for the sheep to see they've been shorn? How much damage to democracy will it require before people acknowledge the evil of Trump and the conservative movement?
Speaker Anthony Rendon

Calif. Speaker Rendon Statement on Trump’s ‘Out of Control’ Comment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s Super Bowl interview: “California has the most manufacturing jobs in the nation. Our state grows a quarter of the nation’s food. Our minimum wage increase has not only helped our poorest workers, it has boosted the economy while unemployment continues to drop.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Asm. Kevin McCarty Releases Statement in Response to Legislative Analyst Office Report on Debt Free College

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance released the following statement in response to the Legislative Analyst Office’s (LAO) report, “Creating a Debt Free College Program.”
Trump Team Trumps the Truth

Opinion: Trump Team Trumps the Truth

G on Politics (OPINION): Conservatives are performing verbal somersaults as they desperately try to explain and condone the reckless rhetoric of Donald Trump. One conclusion: Republicans love Big Brother.
Dr Don Harte

CA Children’s and Youth Bill of Rights Act: ‘Hitler in a White Coat’ Stalks California, says Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractic activist and former Libertarian State Senate candidate, condemns the new "children's rights" bill, SB18, as "a vicious attack upon children, the family and individual liberty. It's a forced drumming up of the medical business, that is nothing short of medical Nazism."
California Federation of Teachers

California Federation of Teachers Statement on Governor Brown’s 2017-18 Budget Proposal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Thanks to the passage of Proposition 55 in the November 2016 election, California will be able to maintain its commitment to providing quality public education to the state’s more than six million students in the years to come, says the California Federation of Teachers. While Governor Brown cites fiscal uncertainties due to likely changes in federal education policies and funding under the Trump administration, as well as projections of lower state revenues than anticipated, his proposed state budget keeps investments in public education a priority.
Trump-Speak Trickery

Opinion: Word-Salad Surgery on Trump-Speak Trickery

G on Politics (OPINION): Like every conservative, Trump uses words to fool the dim-witted. Here is a quick peek at the hidden meanings behind some of the Trump blather, bunk, baloney, hokum, hooey, and humbug. We have obviously fallen into The Outer Zone of Twilight Limits.
the Dubees

Opinion: 1st Annual Dubious Distinction Awards – the Dubees!

G on Politics (OPINION): We are proud to join the frivolity of Awards Season by recognizing a few of the more spectacular "fails" by some very well-known people and institutions. When it comes to the fine art of losing, here are some big winners.
Assemblymember Kevin McCarty

Calif. Assemblymember McCarty Applauds $20M in Grants to Help Classified School Workers Become Credentialed Teachers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assemblymember Kevin McCarty’s (D –Sacramento) efforts to diversify and increase the number of credentialed K-12 teachers in California received a multi-million dollar boost when the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing recently awarded $20 million (twenty million dollars) in grants to help 1,000 classified school employees become credentialed teachers.
Opinion: From Russia with Trump

Opinion: From Russia with Trump

G on Politics (OPINION/Satire): What's with the Putin-loving people of the Trumpservative Party? "There is no connection between Donald Trump and Russia," said the Trump spokesperson emphatically. "None. Nada. Zip. Ziltch."
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Project Condemns President Elect Trump’s ‘Voter Fraud’ False Allegations

OPINION: Yesterday, Donald Trump reacted to the election recount in Wisconsin and to the news that Hillary Clinton has over 2 million more popular votes than him, by lashing out on Twitter and arguing election fraud. President-elect Donald J. Trump claimed through social media that he “won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.”
A Kinder, Gentler White Nationalism

Opinion: A Kinder, Gentler White Nationalism – Same Number of Crosses

G on Politics (OPINION/SATIRE): Conservatives deny that the rise of Trump demonstrates their racism, anti-Semitism, and misogyny. "At least half of that stuff is half made-up," says a (supposed) Trump spokesman. People in the Trump Conservative Coalition do not like the media. They sometimes appear friendly to broadcasters who are complimentary, but those who insist on asking pointed questions are detested bigly.
Opinion: Trump Spokesman Calms Frightened Americans

Opinion: Trump Spokesman Calms Frightened Americans

G on Politics (OPINION/SATIRE): Fear grips the land as Conservatism takes control of the United States. A member of Team Trump seeks to reassure everyone that things will be fine, just fine. The recent election victories of Conservatives -- taking control of the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives -- have understandably frightened people in the USA and around the world.
A Vote for the GOP is a Vote Against America

Opinion: A Vote for the GOP is a Vote Against America

G on Politics (OPINION): Many Americans seem unaware of the actual stakes in the 2016 election -- the Greedy Obstructionist Party is promising trade embargoes, Radical Christian Terrorism, increased war on women, and actual shooting wars. All in all, the ascendancy of Conservatism is a sharp and current threat to us all.
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Passage of Climate Change Legislation – SB32

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement after the Assembly passed Senate Bill 32 to extend...
actor Steve Comisar

Obama’s Clemency Process Unfairly Excludes White-Collar Fraudsters, says Jailed Actor Steve Comisar

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The exclusive Presidential power of clemency has historically been used to grant harshly sentenced inmates an early release from federal prison. According to imprisoned actor Steve Comisar, President Obama is unfairly using his power to grant clemency to mostly African American drug offenders, while leaving out nearly everyone else.
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assembly Speaker Rendon Statement on Cap and Trade Spending Plan

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon (D-Paramount) released the following statement regarding a cap and trade spending plan: "A responsible...
Latino Victory Fund

Latino Victory Fund Statement on Donald Trump Extreme Immigrant Vetting Process

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Donald Trump recently said he will implement a strict, extreme screening process for people who wish to immigrate...
Opinion: Trump Translated

Opinion: Trump Translated – what is the actual meaning of his word-salad rants?

G on Politics (OPINION/satire): Donald Trump, current leader of the Know-Nothing Party, can be described in five words: extremely loud and dangerously gross. When he speaks, phrases are strung together in ways that sometimes resemble English sentences. But what is the actual meaning of his word-salad rants?
Dr Don Harte

Prince's Death Just One More Example of Gross Medical Stupidity, says Calif. Chiropractor Dr. Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Noted Marin County chiropractor, Dr. Donald E. Harte, calls out noted Marin County 'addiction specialist,' Dr. Howard Kornfeld, as 'having a totally wrong-headed approach.'
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement Praising New $20 Bill Featuring Harriet Tubman

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today praised the United States Treasury Department for its announcement that Harriet Tubman,...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Legislative Black Caucus Issues Statement in Support of $15 Minimum Wage Legislation – SB 3

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) today announced its support for SB 3 (Leno), landmark legislation that would increase...
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas Statement on Effects of AT&T – Univision Dispute

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Calif. Congressman Cárdenas released the following statement in response to the ongoing dispute between Univision and...

California Chiropractor Dr. Don Harte Calls New Use for Common Diabetes Drug Metformin 'NUTS!'

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted Marin County, Calif. chiropractic activist, is calling the latest proposed use of the diabetes drug, metformin, 'Nuts!' 'In the 2/22/16 issue of TIME magazine, in what they call the 'Longevity Issue,' I have seen THE most outrageous potential claim that Medicine has ever made,' declares Dr. Harte.
Dr Don Harte

Dr. Don Harte Offers Best 2016 New Year's Health Advice: Beware of Doctor's Scare Tactics

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted California chiropractic and health activist, offers everyone the most direct health advice he can for the New Year: 'Want Health? Don't fall for the scare tactics of your doctor! Pursue health instead!' Harte, former medical student, is a principled, traditional chiropractor serving Marin and the Greater Bay Area since 1981.

Arab-Latina Beauty Sofia Hanan Runs for Miss California USA Despite Backlash Towards Arabs

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Regardless of America's focus on 'white nationalism,' Palestinian-Latina-American Sofia Hanan continues on her quest to become Miss California USA 2016. The U.S. has become ultra sensitive to the idea of outsiders living amongst them. Fears heightened after recent Paris attacks and the on-going manhunt for its coordinator.

Opinion: Fall Flu Shot Propaganda Extravaganza is Pseudo-Scientific Fantasy

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, renowned Marin California straight chiropractor, warns, 'Fall has begun. With that, the annual media blitz to convince us all to line up, like sheep, for the flu shot.'

California Board of Chiropractic Examiners allegedly Attacks Chiropractic Activist for Opposition to Forced Vaccinations

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, noted chiropractor in Marin County, Calif., received two complaints from the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners last week. 'I expected to be attacked by a government that not merely protects the medical industry; it actively promotes that industry, and forces their procedures upon us, especially the children, without regard to safety, efficacy or the right to choose.'

Calif. SB277: Power Structure Bigoted Against Boy in Wheelchair, vs. Leukemia Boy says Dr. Don Harte

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, Calif. chiropractor, charges the media with 'an evil bigotry.' He says, 'The mass media refuses to acknowledge the existence of vaccine-injured children. This is quite a trick, since we are talking millions of children.'

Doctor Charges California with 'Chemical Child Molestation' in approving SB277

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dr. Don Harte, Marin chiropractor, notes with disgust, 'Today, June 30th, 2015, California Governor Brown signed SB277, stripping away both personal belief and religious exemptions for childhood vaccinations.'
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Tony Cardenas Applauds SCOTUS Ruling on Affordable Care Act Subsidies

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Following the 6-3 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, supporting the use of Affordable Care Act...

Road Safe America Applauds US Conference of Mayors Resolution on Commercial Truck Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Road Safe America applauds the passage of a resolution on commercial trucking by the U.S. Conference of Mayors at their 83rd Annual Meeting today. Over 4,000 motorists die annually in HCV involved crashes and over 100,000 are injured.
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Senator Isadore Hall Calls upon South Carolina to Follow Calif. Lead: Remove Confederate Flags from Govt. Buildings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today called upon political leaders in South Carolina and any...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Issues Statement on Passage of 2015-16 State Budget Today

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, issued the following statement regarding...
Californians for Retirement Security

Californians for Retirement Security calls on former San Jose Mayor Reed not to accept a $106K payment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, Californians for Retirement Security, a 1.6 million member coalition of teachers, firefighters, police officers, school employees, and public...
Assemblyman Mike Gatto

Calif. Assemblyman Gatto and Crime Victims United Issue Statement Regarding AB 84 Being Held by Appropriations Committee

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The following is a joint statement from Calif. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) and Crime Victims United regarding the Assembly...

Dr. Don Harte Calls Draconian SB277 Vaccination Initiative Sacramento's Syringe of Shame

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On May 14, the California State Senate approved SB-277 (with the Assembly and the Governor expected to agree), designed to destroy personal belief vaccine exemptions, including religious exemptions. 'California is becoming, officially, as medically 'enlightened' as Mississippi and West Virginia, the only two states to have such draconian vaccine laws,' says Dr. Don Harte, Marin County chiropractor.

Chiropractic Activist Dr. Don Harte Questions Fear Mongering of a Made-Up Measles Crisis

CORTE MADERA, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Friday, April 17, the 'Great Disney Measles Epidemic' was declared over by state health officials. Dr. Don Harte, noted Marin chiropractic activist, says 'I am far more amused than relieved. This whole episode should be one of shame for medicine, and all of the associated political and big pharma troublemakers who sought to profit from it.'
Assemblymember Isadore Hall - Feb 14 2013

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Recent Officer Involved Shooting in South Carolina

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay), Vice Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus today released...
Open Truth campaign

The Open Truth campaign and Bay Area Youth Confront Soda Industry in Fight Against Diabetes

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Open Truth campaign, a youth-focused effort to highlight the health impacts of sugary drinks and expose precision...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Prime Healthcare Opting Out of Daughters of Charity Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, in response to Prime Healthcare opting out of its purchase of the Daughters of Charity Health System, Calif....
U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas

Calif. Congressman Cardenas: Protect America and 26,000 Californian Jobs

SAN FERNANDO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- On Thursday in Washington, D.C., U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley) called on House Republican leadership to...
California vs. Big Plastic

California vs. Big Plastic Statement On Certification of Signatures by Plastic Bag Industry on SB 270 Referendum

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, California vs. Big Plastic, the coalition of local officials and environmental, labor, and business groups supporting the state’s...
Anthony Rendon

Calif. Assemblyman Anthony Rendon Statement on Attorney General's Decision on Daughters of Charity Sale

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- In response to Calif. Attorney General Kamala Harris approving the sale of the Daughters of Charity Health System to...
Isadore Hall 2.13.15

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports Pres. Day Weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) today released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime Association’s...
Isadore Hall III

Calif. Senator Isadore Hall Statement on Pacific Maritime Association shutting down West Coast ports this weekend

SAN PEDRO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Tonight, Calif. Senator Isadore Hall, III (D – South Bay) released the following statement regarding the Pacific Maritime...
Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Responds to Governor Brown's Proposed 2015-16 State Budget

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Chair of the Senate Labor & Industrial Relations Committee, today issued the following statement...
Calif. Senator Mendoza

Calif. Senator Mendoza Responds to Gov. Brown's 2015 Inaugural Address

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Calif. Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia) issued the following statement on Governor Jerry Brown’s inaugural address delivered to a joint...
Smart Cities Prevail

Newport Beach Moves to Pay Prevailing Wage

Unanimous Council Decision Paves Way for SB 7 Compliance NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Last night, the Newport Beach City Council voted unanimously to...

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