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  • The middle class has begun to leave California. It is, of course, impossible for most members of such a large group to leave a state; few people leave their family, their friends, their job, and their home except under the most dramatic circumstances. But this fact makes all the more noteworthy the exodus from California that has been taking place.

    You have to wonder how many businesses and individuals would leave California if their friends and family could also leave, if they could find a comparable job elsewhere, and if they could sell their homes without losing money.
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    With redistricting and an open primary system looming in 2012, it may only get worse…

    (tags: California)
  • After NPR fired Juan Williams in late October for comments he made about Muslims on Fox News’ “O’Reilly Factor,” NPR saw supporters come out of the woodwork to decry right-leaning calls for the radio company to be stripped of government financial support. Interestingly, many of those who voiced their opinion that NPR should keep its government provided cash happen to receive funds from the same source: liberal financier George Soros and his Open Society Institute.
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    Not really shocking but fairly standard for the Left

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  • Political journalism, it has been said, is showing up after the battle is over and shooting the wounded – and one of them who deserves verbal execution is Mike Murphy, who ran Meg Whitman's very expensive, very unsuccessful campaign for governor.

    Murphy – much like President Barack Obama, as a matter of fact – takes nominal responsibility for losing the election but then offers up excuses implying that he shouldn't really be held accountable.
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    A poorly run campaign with lots of money. Murphy is good at running those into the ground as he did with Arnold's special election

  • On paper, the numbers tell you the Democrats held on to a majority in the Senate last week.

    In reality, things won't be quite that neat. In fact, on some issues the Republicans actually may have a functional majority, given the sentiments likely to prevail among certain Democrats who face the voters in two years.
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    Nope, neither the GOP nor Democrats will be able to exert total control because of the filibuster. But, there will have to be compromise which never happened the past two years.

    (tags: GOP democrats)
  • [Edit – This post was originally from Jan 19th, 2010. I've updated it with information about the "Mystery Missile" contrail of Nov 8, 2010, at the bottom of this post. Clearly it's the same thing]

    [Edit again – I've mirrored this here as apparently my contrailscience.com server is crashing, sorry]

    An interesting contrail cropped up off the coast of San Clemente, Orange County, California on December 31st 2009. The curious shape led some people to think it’s a missile launch, which it does kind of look like (all taken from San Clemente)
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    Pretty much explains the mystery missile launch off the California coast last night

  • Someone semingly launched a mysterious missile 35 miles off of the California coast last night — just west of Los Angeles and north of Catalina Island. But anyone in the military knows who did it, or what the hell the thing was, they haven’t told me yet.

    “We’ve checked and confirmed — this is not associated with any Navy operations,” says sea service spokesman Lt. Myers Vasquez. Who knows, the thing might only look like a missile – but turn out to be something else.

    “Several different offices are looking into it,” says Anthony Roake, a spokesman for Air Force Space Command. “I’m reaching blanks with the folks I’ve talked to.” U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Global Strike Command, the and Missile Defense Agency sources are similarly stumped.
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    Not a missile but probably an airplanc

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share save 120 16 Bad News for Albert Greenwood Brown and Other California Death Row Inmates?

Well, maybe. But, I would not hold my breath for the resumption of California executions anytime soon.

California reportedly has enough of a scarce lethal injection drug to go ahead with up to four executions.

The U.S. maker of sodium thiopental has said the company will not make any more batches until next year, and opposes its use for capital punishment. But somehow California procured some. Seven of the 700-plus death row inmates have exhausted all of their appeals and are eligible to be executed.

Somewhere in San Quentin, the state has locked up a new supply of scarce sodium thiopental, one of the drugs used to execute death row inmates.

All the state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation would say is the department obtained it legally and within the United States.

Even Governor Schwarzenegger isn’t saying.

“Have I seen it? The drug? No. But apparently we have it in the state,” said Schwarzenegger.

In court filings, the state says it has obtained 12 grams with an expiration date of 2014, enough to execute four inmates. The expiration date was an issue when convicted rapist and murderer Albert Greenwood Brown was set to be executed September 30, but wasn’t.

Because the last stock of sodium thiopental the state had expired that day, a judge called off the execution, citing the drug’s shelf life as one of the reasons.

Now death penalty advocates are calling on executions to resume. They say it doesn’t matter where the drug came from.

With Jerry Brown as the new California Governor, I doubt he will push for any speedy application of the death penalty (since he is personally opposed to it and remember he appointed Rose Bird as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court). However, Los Angeles County District Attorney, Steve Cooley is currently ahead in the recent race for California Attorney General and unlike his opponent, San Francisco District Attorney, Kamala Harris, he supports the death penalty.

Should Steve Cooley win election, the foot dragging from the State of California should cease unless Governor Jerry Brown elects to pardon or grant clemency to these inmates – some who have been waiting for decades to be executed.

But, then again, the courts both federal and state will be used to delay the process.

Come on, why does it matter where the sodium thiopental comes from?

How about some justice for these criminal’s victims?

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California Calls Off the Scheduled Execution of Albert Greenwood Brown – FINALLY

Shocker: Federal Judge Jeremy Fogel Stays Thursday Execution of Albert Greenwood Brown

Updated: U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Orders a New Hearing for Albert Greenwood Brown – U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel Calls for Briefs

Albert Greenwood Brown’s Execution Delayed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel Clears Path for California Executions to Resume  But Will They?

California Executions to Resume? Albert Greenwood Brown Would Be Next

California Executions May Resume By the End of 2008

Michael Morales Watch: US Supreme Court Upholds Lethal Injection Executions

Michael Morales Watch: Lethal Injection Hearings Delayed Again

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Halts Construction of San Quentin Death Chamber

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: New San Quentin Death Chamber Under Construction

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: California Governor Schwarzenegger Proposes Revised 5-Point Lethal Injection Protocol

Michael Morales Watch: Judge  Jeremy Fogel Rules  California Method of Lethal Injection Violates a Constitutional Ban on Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Execution Postponed INDEFINITELY

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Execution Tonight?

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Execution Delayed by Doctor Walk Out

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: United States Supreme Court Refuses to Halt Morales Execution

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Denies Clemency Petition

Michael Angelo Moreno Watch: State Agrees to Place Anesthesia Expert in Death Chamber

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Lawyers Withdraw Allegedly Faked Juror Statements Supporting Their Clemency Bid

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Federal Judge May Delay Execution

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Ventura County Judge Asks California Governor Schwarzenegger for Clemency

Michael Angelo Morales Watch: Kenneth Starr to Assist Death Row Clemency Bid

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share save 120 16 Day By Day November 9, 2010   Busted
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Day By Day by Chris Muir

The problem with President Obama is there appears to be NO rhyme or reason to his administration. Is it the economy, ObamaCare, education or what does he wish to emphasize? Obama is floundering while American loses standing in the world. Isn’t this what Obama was elected to correct from the George W. Bush years.

Now that President Bush is getting the “press play” for his memoirs, Americans are reminded that their lives were better under Bush.

So, what happened?

American voters made a “rookie” mistake.

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