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  • Air Tanker Base opens to combat Brown Fire

    SIERRA VISTA — The Forest Service’s Air Tanker Base operations opened earlier than its planned May 10 date, albeit it is currently operating out of the Sierra Vista Municipal Airport, not from Fort Huachuca’s Libby Army Airfield. Gilbert Gil, Coronado National Forests Sierra Vista Ranger District Air Tanker Base manager, said the Army is planning to make repairs to some of the area on the post which support aircraft operations for the Forest Service, requiring the need to move the functions to the city’s airport. Tuesday morning the site on the civilian side of the airfield was busy as three...
  • Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

    04/13/2014 2:13:20 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 17 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 13 | Michael Levenson
    Democrats have called Scott Brown a carpetbagger and suggested the former Massachusetts senator is going to stick out in New Hampshire like a flamingo in the White Mountains. But the unusual demographics of this state might blunt that attack and help Brown resurrect his political fortunes on fresh territory. Contrary to the popular stereotype of the New Hampshire voter as a flinty, 10th-generation farmer who traces his roots to a soldier in the Continental Army, about two-thirds of New Hampshire adults were born in another state — and a quarter of them were born in Massachusetts. Even in an era...
  • Changing N.H. demographics may help Scott Brown

    04/13/2014 8:53:52 AM PDT · by amnestynone · 44 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 13, 2014 | Michael Levinson
    DERRY, N.H. — Democrats have called Scott Brown a carpetbagger and suggested the former Massachusetts senator is going to stick out in New Hampshire like a flamingo in the White Mountains. But the unusual demographics of this state might blunt that attack and help Brown resurrect his political fortunes on fresh territory. Contrary to the popular stereotype of the New Hampshire voter as a flinty, 10th-generation farmer who traces his roots to a soldier in the Continental Army, about two-thirds of New Hampshire adults were born in another state — and a quarter of them were born in Massachusetts. Continue...
  • Mark Schauer expected to announce Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as running mate in governor's race

    04/02/2014 4:15:28 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 7 replies
    Mlive ^ | 4-2-2014 | Khalil AlHajal
    <p>DETROIT, MI -- Candidate for governor Mark Schauer plans to announce his running mate in a series of news conferences Thursday.</p> <p>Two Lansing-based news services, Gongwer and MIRS, report that Schauer is expected to name Oakland County Clerk Lisa Brown as his candidate for lieutenant governor.</p>
  • Murderers And Rapists Flood The Streets In Jerry Brown’s California

    03/03/2014 3:34:06 PM PST · by lowbridge · 23 replies ^ | february 28, 2014 | B. Christopher Agee
    One common thread of his long political career is his allegiance to the far-left wing of his party. Evidence of his extremism can be found in the absurd leniency he seems to show the state’s most violent criminals. Since reclaiming the governorship three years ago, almost 1,400 prisoners serving life sentences were released back into the population. While about eight in 10 of these convicts were convicted of murder, rapists and kidnappers are also among those granted freedom based on Brown’s recommendation. For the sake of comparison, former California Gov. Gray Davis, who held office for roughly the same amount of time...
  • California gov. Jerry Brown will seek re-election

    02/27/2014 12:46:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 27, 2014 3:19 PM EST
    California Gov. Jerry Brown says he will seek re-election. […] Polls show Republicans in the race so far remain unknown to many Californians. …
  • Gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari calls Jerry Brown lazy

    01/25/2014 7:42:01 PM PST · by mac_truck · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/25/2014 | Seema Mehta
    --- snip --- On the stump Friday, Kashkari did not mention his main GOP rival, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly of Twin Peaks, and said he has never met him. He reserved his fire for Brown, who he said is dishonest about the magnitude of California's fiscal problems and is taking false credit for repairing state finances. Brown, Kashkari said, has failed to tackle California's greatest financial problem: paying for public pensions. "I think Gov. Brown is an honorable man; he's a man who comes from wealth.... He's chosen a life of service. I admire him for that," Kashkari said. But "he...
  • Sanctuary State: California Now Lets Illegals Practice Law, Get Licenses, Bars ICE Enforcement

    01/02/2014 7:37:45 PM PST · by montag813 · 26 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 01-02-2014 | John Urban
    With the new year comes new insane laws from California, making it officially America's Sanctuary State -- treating illegal aliens who broke the law to enter the U.S. as well as law-abiding citizens, protecting illegals from deportation, and putting public safety at grave risk. In October, California Gov. Jerry Brown (D), signed eight bills handing special rights to illegal aliens. The controversial legislation includes allowing illegal alien obtain driver's licenses, preventing employers from denying jobs based on "immigration status", and barring state and local law enforcement from detaining illegal aliens when directed by ICE, DHS or Border Patrol. The legislation claims that...
  • Wishing you a filthy new year?

    01/01/2014 5:04:21 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 10 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-31-13 | Judie Brown
    It is that time of year to evaluate your life, to examine behaviors, and to determine how to make the next year better. Today's commentary shows us how Planned Parenthood plans to spend its next year – and future years. Are you committed to making the world a better place or to merely watching what happens in the world? How will you resolve to act this coming year? FILTHY: obscene, vile, impure, indecent, lascivious, lewd, pornographic, raunchy, vulgar In other words, not a very nice wish for the new year. But that is exactly what Planned Parenthood is offering our...
  • Gay Community Update: Libs Not Happy, Happy, Happy with Phil Robertson

    12/18/2013 7:46:30 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 42 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12-18-13 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut. That's the trumpet fanfare, folks. It hearkens back to the Grooveyard of Forgotten Favorite days on this program. And we indeed are hearkening back, turning back the hands of time. Our old friend, the late great Klaus Nomi and a gay community update. (playing of song) RUSH: Klaus Nomi, everybody! (Continued playing of song) RUSH: Let 'er rip, Klaus. Yes, sir! Klaus Nomi! (continued playing of song) RUSH: Yes siree, my friends, the gay community update there voiced, a vocal portrayal by Klaus Nomi. Okay, today's gay update theme comes from Phil...
  • Jerry Brown, urged to run for president, won't rule out 2016 bid

    12/18/2013 11:27:39 AM PST · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 17, 2013 | Mark Z. Barabak
    If he weren’t the nation’s oldest governor, a ripe 75, Jerry Brown would automatically be counted among serious Democratic candidates for president in 2016. He boasts a household name, an impressive list of accomplishments in the country’s most populous state — a state some once deemed ungovernable — glowing national media coverage and a deep familiarity with the pitfalls and rigors of a White House bid, having run three times before.
  • Football Legend Jim Brown Calls Out Kobe Bryant On Arsenio Hall Show

    12/12/2013 10:56:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 15 replies ^ | December 11th, 2013 @ 8:42am | Yohance Kyles
    “He threw Shaq under the bus,” said Brown referring to the well-documented riff between Bryant and former teammate Shaquille O’Neal. “And he is somewhat confused about culture, because he was brought up in another country so he doesn’t quite fit what’s happening in America.”
  • Fluke's gimmick

    12/03/2013 6:54:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | 12-3-13 | Judie Brown
    It is a sad moment in history when a government calls upon a lone woman to testify about contraception and attempts to tell the country she is representative of women. Where is the person they asked to testify about morality and about the sanctity of life? This deliberate attempt to alter morality and to squash the words and will of our Lord is becoming rampant today and the results are sickening. We must make our voices heard or this will not just be a fluke; it will be the norm. Sandra Fluke was once a law student at Georgetown University....
  • Will 2014 Be The GOP's Year In Massachusetts?

    11/04/2013 4:02:17 AM PST · by suspects · 30 replies
    Go Local Worcester ^ | November 4, 2013 | Michael Graham
    t's a perfect political storm: President Obama's popularity is down, voters are angry over his unpopular health care law, and Republicans are energized and excited about voting. Just the conditions a minority party like the Massachusetts GOP needs to pick up a governorship and send a couple of Republicans to Congress. Only one problem. I'm not writing about 2014. I'm writing about 2010. And while the Republican tide swept over nearly the entire country, it stopped dead at the border of Massachusetts. Voters re-elected Gov. Patrick and sent every member of Congress back to DC. The Republican candidate for state...
  • Brown Shirts at Brown U?

    11/01/2013 8:15:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | November 1, 2013 | Mona Charen
    When New York City's strikingly successful police commissioner, Raymond Kelly, arrived to address students at Brown University, he was harassed, booed and heckled for 30 long minutes. "Racism is not for debate," they shouted. A university official pleaded with the goons, er, students to permit Kelly to speak, reminding them that they would be free to express disagreement during the Q-and-A session afterwards. "Shout him down!" responded a man in the audience, and the crowd did. Episodes like this are tolerated in America because college faculties, administrators and the press almost uniformly share the students' prejudices and haven't the spine...
  • Thanks for the ‘PERFECT description of liberalism,’ Jerry Brown

    10/24/2013 4:01:01 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 10 replies ^ | october 24, 2013
    Hey, Dems. Need a slogan? California Gov. Jerry Brown is here for you. @jerrybrowngov Government can best solve the problems it first created itself. #CAP10
  • Sexual behavior and the absence of common sense

    10/21/2013 6:35:39 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 7 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-19-13 | Judie Brown
    We seem to be losing the ability to determine what is really best for our minds, bodies, and souls. Instead, we focus on the here and now. We seek pleasure at all cost, and we allow immoral behavior to creep into our lives. If this continues, there will only be one natural consequence. Common sense is not the exclusive domain of any particular group of people, but in our day and age it seems to be about as prehistoric as the Tyrannosaurus Rex – especially when it comes to sex. What is common sense? Webster says it is "the ability...
  • NEW: State media, Jerry Brown ignore CA’s worst-in-nation poverty rate

    10/20/2013 10:36:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | October 20, 2013 | Chris Reed
    If you were a resident in the state with the nation’s highest poverty rate, wouldn’t you think you’d be aware of that fact? That a higher percentage of your family, friends, neighbors and others in your community struggled to make ends meet than the same folks in any of the other 49 states? Of course. But here in California, where the incompetence of the media can scarcely be exaggerated, almost nobody is aware that the Golden State is no. 1 in economic misery. This malpractice is nothing new. ... on poverty, why isn’t the fact that California is worse off...
  • CA’s Gov. Brown Signs Immigrant, Youth Bills

    10/17/2013 10:47:02 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 8 replies
    EDGE Boston ^ | Oct 17, 2013 | Seth Hemmelgarn
    Protections for people who entered the country illegally but don’t have documentation and for LGBT foster youth are among the bills California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law. Most of the bills are effective January 1. Among the pieces of legislation that Brown approved before the October 13 deadline was Assembly Bill 4, the Transparency and Responsibility Using State Tools Act - more commonly known as the TRUST Act. The bill, authored by gay Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), addresses issues with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency’s Secure Communities program, widely known as S-Comm. According to Ammiano,...
  • Brown signs bill to allow children more than two legal parents

    10/12/2013 3:52:43 PM PDT · by celmak · 28 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/4/2013 | Patrick McGreevy and Melanie Mason
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that will allow children in California to have more than two legal parents, a measure opposed by some conservative groups as an attack on the traditional family.
  • Our morally fractured society

    10/05/2013 9:49:52 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-5-03 | Judie Brown
    The words of Pope Francis and Archbishop Charles Chaput should give us pause this weekend and make us think about the growing trend in our society to devalue human beings and treat them like playthings. We must not only think about the innocent souls we are discarding like trash, but about our own as well. Much has been written about Pope Francis' interviews and insights in last few days. Some of the rhetoric has been respectful, while some not at all. But much of what I have read is insightful. For example, the following excerpt from an editorial by Archbishop...
  • Unreal! New Law Allows Illegal Aliens To Practice Law In California

    10/05/2013 9:14:20 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    Reuters on The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-5-2013 | By Noreen O'Donnell Reuters and posted by Rachel Pulaski
    Over 2.6 million illegal immigrants reside in California and Gov. Jerry Brown is signing more illegal laws to give them the same rights as U.S. citizens. On Thursday, he signed a bill that will allow up to 1.3 million illegals up to obtain CA drivers licenses. Another bill signed by Brown prohibits employers to retaliate against workers because of their lack of citizenship. The CA Governor also signed the “Trust Act” which halts the deportation of illegals when arrested for minor crimes and prohibits law enforcement to contact I.C.E. agents. To add to the illegal bills signed by Gov. Brown,...
  • Jerry Brown signs California bill allowing more than two parents

    10/05/2013 8:37:32 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 28 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 10/05/2013 | Christopher Cadelago
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation allowing children to have more than two parents. Leno's measure grew out of an appellate court case involving a biological mother, her same-sex partner and a man who had an affair with the mother while she was temporarily separated from her female lover. In the 2011 case, the California Court of Appeal held that courts could not recognize more than two parents even if doing so would protect the child from harm.
  • Gov. Brown to sign bill giving [illegal] immigrants licenses

    10/02/2013 11:44:06 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 8 replies
    The Big Story - Associated Press ^ | Oct. 3 12:32 AM EDT | (AP)
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign a bill Thursday adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants in the country illegally to obtain driver licenses. Immigrant advocates have long lobbied for the change in the nation's most populous state so immigrants can drive without fearing being pulled over for a ticket, which could wind up getting them deported.
  • Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown: ‘We shat down the government!’ [video]

    09/30/2013 10:45:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 9/30/13 | staff
    Texas Red @jswifty250 LOLOLOL we shat down the government! 10:22 PM - 30 Sep 2013
  • Pope Francis, Striking Out or Hitting a Home Run?

    09/26/2013 12:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/25/2013 | Michael Brown
    Cardinal Timothy Dolan is certainly right when he says that Pope Francis “wants to shake us [Catholics] up.” But is he doing more harm than good? Among his most quoted recent statements are: “I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars. You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else.” And, “The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you. And the ministers of the Church must be...
  • Brown official orders EDD to pay jobless claims first, check eligibility later

    09/25/2013 11:55:07 AM PDT · by Sergio · 9 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/25/2013 | David Siders
    With thousands of Californians still waiting for unemployment checks because of a computer problem that has delayed payments for weeks, the Brown administration on Tuesday ordered the Employment Development Department to begin paying backlogged claims for continued benefits before determining if they are eligible for payment.
  • Scott Brown will not run for Mass. governor [Cashes out?]

    08/22/2013 6:40:49 AM PDT · by St_Thomas_Aquinas · 45 replies
    BOSTON – Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown said Wednesday night he won't be a candidate for Massachusetts governor next year. The former Republican senator and state lawmaker spoke on WBZ-AM's "NightSide With Dan Rea" radio program. "I have decided, with my wife's blessing, that I will not be running for governor of Massachusetts in 2014," Brown said.
  • Scott Brown: I'm exploring a run for president

    08/18/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 105 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/18/13 | Hillary Chabot
    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown told the Herald he is exploring a possible 2016 presidential bid today as he hit a well-worn stomping ground for Oval Office hopefuls – the Iowa State Fair. “I want to get an indication of whether there’s even an interest, in Massachusetts and throughout the country, if there’s room for a bi-partisan problem solver,” said Brown, who has been meeting with top republicans nationally and last week hosted a Fenway event for Republican National Committee members. Brown indicated he isn't close to deciding whether he will run. “It’s 2013 I think it’s premature, but I...
  • Even liberals should reject Gov. Brown (Moonbeam's accounting gimmicks)

    08/18/2013 6:28:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 4 replies
    Daily Democrat ^ | 7/28/13 | LANHEE CHEN
    **SNIP** To get to what Brown calls "balance," California's 2013-2014 budget relies on almost $6 billion in revenues from voter-approved tax increases, which are intended to fund the state's education system. But those revenues are temporary and may not be extended. The budget also ignores unfunded pension and retiree health-care liabilities. These liabilities are substantial: The California Department of Finance estimated there are more than $100 billion in unfunded state employee pension and retiree health-care obligations, while other analysts have produced estimates that are far higher. And the California budget continues to be balanced with the help of garden-variety accounting...
  • Congressional representatives urge Brown to sign immigration bill

    08/14/2013 6:05:30 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies ^ | August 14, 2013 | Chris Megerian
    SACRAMENTO -- Twenty-eight of California's congressional representatives are throwing their weight behind state legislation that would make it harder to deport immigrants who are in the country illegally. The representatives -- all Democrats, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco -- sent a letter to Gov. Jerry Brown urging him to sign the bill if it reaches his desk. The bill, known as the Trust Act, "establishes a bright line standard between local law enforcement and federal immigration enforcement" and would "continue California's proud tradition of being a leader on smart and sensible policies," the letter says. The...
  • For Richard Dawkins Muslim-Bashing is Different Than Christian-Bashing

    08/11/2013 9:23:29 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8-12-13 | Michael L. Brown
    Professor Richard Dawkins, known as the world’s most famous atheist, has risen to rock star status for his attacks on God and religion, in particular, his attacks on the God of the Bible. But when he recently criticized Muslims, he was in for a surprise. Before looking at Dawkins’ rather mild criticism of Muslims, let’s remember the depth of his vitriol against Christians and the Bible, most of which has only enhanced Dawkins’ reputation. In an April interview aired on the Qatar-based TV network Al Jazeera, Dawkins railed on the Catholic Church, saying that, as “Horrible as sexual abuse no...
  • The Last Temptation Of Tina Brown

    08/05/2013 4:01:43 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    New York Times ^ | August 5, 2013 | Leslie Kaufman,Christine Haughney
    On Nov. 12, 2010, Tina Brown gathered the staff of her Web site The Daily Beast in the third-floor conference room at its Chelsea offices with its commanding views of the Hudson. Brimming with the fervor she has brought to all her endeavors, she delivered some surprising news: the Web site would merge with Newsweek, a once-proud but struggling magazine brand.
  • Disgraced hand surgeon arrested for contempt of court AGAIN

    07/31/2013 7:31:25 AM PDT · by DFG · 4 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 07/30/2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    A judge ordered disgraced Houston hand surgeon Michael Glyn Brown to be arrested for contempt of court for the second time after once again skipping a hearing related to his divorce from Rachel Brown. The soon-to-be ex, meanwhile, was in attendance and even briefly posed for pictures, though she left before the hearing—smiling for the camera alongside her new love, retired Houston Astros great Jeff Bagwell. Brown’s prior contempt-of-court arrest was back in March, when the same judge who handed down Tuesday’s order, Judge Sheri Y. Dean. The owner of a national chain of hand surgery clinics was jailed less...
  • Joel Kotkin: California's blue-on-blue battle

    07/24/2013 4:41:13 PM PDT · by SteelToe · 6 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | July 19, 2013 | Joel Kotkin
    Perhaps nothing more illustrates the evolving inner class conflict within the progressive political movement than the recent embrace of California as a role model for the rest of the country. The Golden State, maintains John Judis of the New Republic, should provide the game plan for the Obama administration as it seeks a path back to relevance. As an old-style, and increasingly marginal, Democrat, my response is "say what?" After all, even by the standards of the tepid national recovery, California, for all the celebration, still lags. The state has consistently suffered among the highest unemployment rates in the country...
  • The Daily Caller presents: The first annual College Stupidity Awards

    06/05/2013 4:34:46 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 5 replies ^ | 6-5-2013 | Robby Soave
    ItÂ’s commencement season. College seniors across the country are donning mortarboards, getting misty-eyed and preparing to face the realities of President Barack ObamaÂ’s sparkling economic recovery. The Daily Caller is a little misty-eyed, too, because college students will soon disperse from campuses for a long summer, which likely means far fewer stories about stupid and otherwise outrageous occurrences on campus. The time is right, then, to celebrate the academic year that was. Here are the 20 stupidest, most outrageous and most cringe-worthy campus moments of 2012-13. Florida Atlantic University: Worst university in AmericaWhat an embarrassing year for Florida Atlantic. The...
  • Buffalo Senior James LeGrand Brutal Beating Caught on Tape

    06/04/2013 4:20:50 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Guardian Express ^ | June 3, 2013 | Paul Kasprzak
    A brutal beating of a Buffalo, N.Y. senior was caught on video. WGRZ-TV was given a video of a Buffalo man who was brutally beaten by a group of high school student. The incident happened in North Buffalo at Shoshone Park two weeks ago as James LeGrand, who is a part of Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown’s Impact Team, was in the park’s parking lot when he noticed two girls arguing with a bunch of student who surrounded them and were encouraging them to fight. He tried to break up the fight several times and then got a camera and started...
  • California governor urges faster immigration reform

    05/15/2013 11:21:47 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 17 replies
    REUTERS ^ | May 14, 2013 | By Sharon Bernstein
    (Reuters) - Wading into the national debate over immigration, California Governor Jerry Brown is pushing for a faster path to citizenship for the millions of people who are in the country illegally. Brown's is the latest in a chorus of voices from the most populous U.S. state calling for swift enactment of reform - but also demanding that a provision that would delay full citizenship for 10 or more years be removed from the immigration overhaul legislation being considered in the U.S. Senate. The delay is of particular concern to policymakers in California, because it means that the state's mostly...
  • Motherhood has become a cultural anomaly!

    05/12/2013 1:16:23 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    Renew America ^ | 5-12-13 | Judie Brown
    Mother's Day is Sunday. Traditionally, it is a day to honor and respect all that mothers do and sacrifice for the sake of their children. And while this day is important, special, and necessary, we can't help but wonder what our country would be like if we celebrated mothers every day. If mothers and babies were held in the highest regard, as they should be, each and every day of the year, think about the lives that could be spared. Think about the heartache that would not come about because a mother chose to abort her child. That would truly...
  • CA Crime Skyrockets in Wake of Brown's Prison Release Plan [Brown kills poor to raise taxes]

    04/11/2013 8:29:32 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies ^ | April 11 2013 | Ben Shapiro
    In 2011, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law California Assembly Bill 109, a piece of legislation designed to relieve overcrowded prisons in accordance with a Supreme Court decision. AB 109 enshrined “realignment” into law – a plan to place supposedly “non-violent, non-serious, and non-sex offenders” in county jails rather than state prisons. In other words, local governments were handed the problem of prisoners the state didn’t want to hold. On January 8, 2013, Brown said, “we’ve gone from serious constitutional problems to one of the finest prison systems in the United States.”
  • Jerry Brown arrives in China, looking for 'greenbacks'

    04/09/2013 11:45:06 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 14 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | April 9, 2013 | Posted by David Siders
    BEIJING - Gov. Jerry Brown arrived in Beijing on Tuesday evening for his week-long trade mission to China, marveling at the pace of construction under China's one-party rule and suggesting - however wistfully - it is a lesson he could apply in California. "Boy, you've done a lot of building," the Democratic governor said. "When I get back to California, the bulldozers are going to roll." Brown last visited China in 1986. He has praised China for its construction of more than 5,000 miles of high-speed rail infrastructure in recent years, while he has spent decades calling for a...
  • When You Find Out You Married Your Sister

    02/26/2013 6:15:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies ^ | February 26, 2013 | Michael Brown
    You knew it had to happen sometime. A husband discovers that he and his wife have the same sperm donor father. (Both of them raised by lesbian parents.) That means he married his half-sister, who is now the mother of their three children. What should they do? Although the story has not, to my knowledge, been verified, it was the subject of a question submitted to Emily Yoffe, author of the Dear Prudence advice column. The husband explained that when he met his wife in college, “the attraction was immediate, and we quickly became inseparable. We had a number of...
  • Sex Symbols Who Speak in Tongues?

    02/10/2013 4:45:41 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 117 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 2-4-13 | Michael Brown
    I was at the grocery store the other day when I was unexpectedly confronted with an adult-oriented magazine located right next to the vitamin section. I immediately had to look away from the front cover, which featured a scantily clad, seductively posed, sex symbol. Yet it was only a few weeks ago that I read an article about how this same sex symbol loves to speak in tongues and has to restrain herself from outbursts in tongues while attending church services. What? This is actually a perfect illustration of American charismatic Christianity, where you can say you love Jesus (like...
  • Scott Brown in talks with Fox News

    02/06/2013 3:24:40 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 21 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - Updated 06:08 PM | Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald
    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in talks with the Fox New Channel to join the network, a Fox spokeswoman has confirmed. She declined to say what role Brown would play at the cable network. The network recently cut ties with former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former Clinton presidential advisor Dick Morris. Brown, who lost his Senate seat to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in November, announced last Friday he would not be running in the special Senate election to fill the seat being vacated by Secretary of State John F. Kerry. Meanwhile, Kadant Inc. of Westford, a paper...
  • California Tax Officials Stunned by Latest Revenue Decline

    01/13/2013 5:57:05 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 5 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 1-12-13 | Opiate of the People
    Golden state leaders expressed shock and dismay today when the State Treasury announced that income tax revenues for the last quarter had dropped to near zero in spite of a recent increase in the effective income tax rate to 100%. "This is not possible" said a visibly shaken Governor Jerry Brown as he sunbathed under a full moon at the state capitol. "Before every one of the umpteen-odd times my administration has raised taxes, we've commissioned studies by prestigious universities on the potential effects. Each of those studies concluded people really don't care about tax rates and that quality-of-life issues,...
  • Scott Brown looking strong in initial special-election polling (For John Kerry's seat)

    12/20/2012 9:46:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/20/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Maybe Scott Brown will become the Manny Mota of politics — the guy who excels at pinch-hitting. After having just lost a statewide election to hold onto the seat he won in a January 2010 special election, Republicans want him back as their nominee if John Kerry gets his expected Secretary of State appointment. And according to a new poll from Boston’s NPR affiliate WBUR, Brown leads all of the expected Democratic candidates, too (via Sarah Rumpf): WBUR poll of 500 registered voters finds U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is in a strong position should there be a special election to...
  • On this day in history: A Higher Call

    12/20/2012 9:49:18 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-20-12 | Wordsmith
    A Higher CallDecember 20, 1943by John D. Shaw December 20, 1943, 4 days before Christmas: a young American bomber pilot named Charlie Brown found himself somewhere over Germany, struggling to keep his plane aloft with just one of its four engines still working. They were returning from their first mission as a unit, the successful bombing of a German munitions factory. Of his crew members, one was dead and six wounded, and 2nd Lt. Brown was alone in his cockpit, the three unharmed men tending to the others. Brown’s B-17 had been attacked by 15 German planes and left...
  • Derren Brown - The Experiments: The Assassin (Full)

    12/15/2012 10:17:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 2 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Oct 22, 2011 | ScepticaTV
    Programming an assassin. Video at link
  • Elizabeth Warren campaign debt includes bills for printing, mailing and professional services

    12/07/2012 2:33:29 PM PST · by matt04 · 16 replies
    Massachusetts' Democratic Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren raised $41.56 million – but still ended her campaign $401,000 in debt, owing money for mailings, printing and accounting services, according to her latest fundraising report with the Federal Election Commission. Warren defeated incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown in a race that was likely the most expensive U.S. Senate race in the country this election cycle. The basic numbers of Warren’s fundraising were announced yesterday by her campaign, which revealed the debt in an email to supporters asking for additional donations. In that email, the campaign chalked up the debt to higher than expected...
  • Some Revealing Responses to My Open Letter to Black Evangelicals (On why they voted for Obama)

    11/26/2012 2:38:35 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Townhall ^ | 11/26/2012 | Michael Brown
    My open letter to my black Christian friends, written out of respect and solidarity, generated an extremely high number of email responses. They ranged from commendation to condemnation, with one email informing me that neither “you nor I are going to alter prophecy, these things are foretold, we have to pray now GOD will get us out of here before masses get destroyed!” Espiritus offered a unique perspective: “The Black, Youth and Latino ‘vote’ is being used [by the Chinese] for the outcome [of the] 2012 election. . . . Under Komrad Obama, America’s military will be emasculated, our nuclear...