Archive for May 16th, 2010

iePolitics: Time To Bring In Deputy McGruff

Written by Administrator
May 16th, 2010 at 2:33 pm

It seems someone has called a spade a spade. Yep, that’s right! Someone finally recognizes Mikey for what he is.

Apparently, San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has his “panties in a wad,” to quote my source. Ramos had a large campaign sign posted at Ford Street and I-10. Well someone wrote “womanizer” on it. Mikey found out and the Redlands Police Department was called to take the sign down, enter it into evidence and investigate the crime of the century. So our tax dollars are once again being put to good use and the citizens of Redlands can feel safe knowing that there is so little crime in Redlands that their officers have time for such an important investigation.

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InlandPolitics: From the Frank Guzman campaign

This is a case where a picture tells the story.

Pictured is Hannah, age 9, from Fontana, campaigning near Ontario Mills Mall Saturday afternoon. Be part of the movement to restore integrity to the San Bernardino District Attorney’s office and cast your vote on June 8th for Frank Guzman!

You still have until May 24th to register.

Hannah is counting on you!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Forty-four percent (44%) of Likely Voters in California favor a law like the one just adopted in Arizona that requires police to check the immigration status of those they stop if they suspect them of being illegal immigrants.

But a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state finds that slightly more (48%) oppose such a law.

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VVDailyPress: Judge speaks on murder-suicide

Judge Robert Lemkau

Lemkau says he made right decision based on facts
May 15, 2010 9:21 PM
Tomoya Shimura

VICTORVILLE • Judge Robert Lemkau recently defended his unpopular ruling to deny Katie Tagle’s plea to keep the father away from their son, and his peers are supporting his claim.

The Victorville Superior Court judge upheld a pre-existing custody agreement in December when Tagle warned him that her estranged boyfriend, Stephen Garcia, was threatening to kill their son. Lemkau told Tagle, “My suspicion is that you’re lying.”

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SBSun: Governor’s race is all about cash

Big bucks in play

Ken McLaughlin, Denis C. Theriault and Steven Harmon, Bay Area News Group
Posted: 05/15/2010 07:06:53 AM PDT

The run for California governor is a three-way contest that boils down to three things: money, money and more money.

Billionaire Republican hopeful Meg Whitman has more than anyone else and is willing to spend tons of it. Her GOP opponent, Steve Poizner, also has millions but chose to hold onto his wallet until the final weeks of the campaign. Meanwhile, the presumed Democratic nominee, Jerry Brown, is spending his campaign cash like a monk browsing at a Goodwill store.

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SBSun: Immigration violation tips flood ICE line

Migration calls soar

Stephen Wall, Staff Writer
Posted: 05/15/2010 10:45:13 PM PDT

It’s been a banner year for a toll-free tip line that citizens can call to report immigration violations.

Fueled in part by citizens fed up with illegal immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials received nearly 100,000 calls to the tip line from Oct. 1 through the end of April.

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SBSun: GOP rivals running engaging Senate campaign

Mike Zapler, The San Jose Mercury News
Posted: 05/15/2010 07:06:56 AM PDT

Of all the contests for high-level offices on the June 8 ballot, the Republican primary for U.S. Senate may be the most intriguing.

The race features two accomplished and well-known figures from Silicon Valley, former congressman Tom Campbell and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, and a conservative state assemblyman from Southern California, Chuck DeVore, running an uphill but spirited grass-roots campaign.

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By Jack Chang and Jon Ortiz
Published: Sunday, May. 16, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 1A
Last Modified: Sunday, May. 16, 2010 – 12:18 am

Meg Whitman says that if elected governor, she’ll dramatically scale back public employee pensions. Steve Poizner proposes cutting income and sales taxes by 10 percent. Jerry Brown says he’ll hold the line on public university tuition hikes.

The top three candidates for governor this year are making sweeping promises about how they’ll cope with California’s fiscal failure.

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LATimes: For Poizner and Whitman, the battle grows heated

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times

May 16, 2010

So it has come to this: Two Republicans who said they would bring cool business acumen to the governorship are, in the last weeks of their primary race, locked in a screaming match over immigration and welfare and the hot insult “liberal.”

This was not what either Steve Poizner or Meg Whitman said their campaigns were to be about.

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By Dan Walters The Sacramento Bee
Published: Sunday, May. 16, 2010 – 12:00 am | Page 3A

One of the major factors in California’s perpetual budget crisis is this: Enormous fiscal policy decisions with decades-long impacts may be made in the political climate of the moment by either legislators or voters. If they prove to be counterproductive, however, they’re virtually impossible to retract.

Tax cuts are one obvious example of the dichotomy. By a simple majority vote, the Legislature can reduce any tax. To reverse that action, it must muster a two-thirds majority, thanks to one constitutional provision of Proposition 13, which voters enacted in 1978.

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Rassmussen: California Senate: Boxer 42%, Campbell 41%

Election 2010: California Senate
Friday, May 14, 2010

Embattled Democratic incumbent Barbara Boxer remains in a virtual tie with Republican challenger Tom Campbell, but two other GOP hopefuls are still failing to gain traction in California’s race for the U.S. Senate.

A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in California shows Boxer with 42% support in a match-up with Campbell, a former congressman, who earns 41%. Five percent (5%) prefer some other candidate, and 12% remain undecided.

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