Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 2)
 

Bidding for the Border Wall Begins

http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/02/09/perez-border-wall-marsh-pkg-ac.cnn
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Posted by    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 2:30pm 3/7/2017 at 2:30pm
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One of my best friends teaches construction safety, and she has noticed a substantial increase in work requests.

You will recall that one of President Trump’s first executive orders was for the initiation of construction of a wall on the southern border.

It turns out several of her clients are preparing bids for...

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The toxic, unintended consequences of eco-activism & climate alarmism

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Posted by    Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 7:30am 3/5/2017 at 7:30am

Some intriguing reports have recently been published, which highlight the nature of unintended consequences that are often associated with environmental protection do-gooderism.

We have regaled readers with the complete failure of Obama’s green energy programs, including the loss of hundreds of millions of tax-payer dollars when the lights went out on the ...

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Trump’s Transportation Secretary halts funding for California’s bullet train

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Posted by    Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 10:30am 3/4/2017 at 10:30am

The last time we checked in on the construction of California Governor Jerry Brown’s legacy project, the high speed train connecting Los Angeles to San Fransisco, it was already already $3.6 billion over budget and seven years behind schedule.

In that piece, I a surmised that federal funding to help complete this...

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Trump’s “trickle down regulatory relief” for American businesses

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Posted by    Friday, March 3, 2017 at 6:00pm 3/3/2017 at 6:00pm

Savvy Legal Insurrection readers may have already noticed the historic stock market levels that ensued after President Trump’s address to the Congress.

However, I think that only part of this optimism stem’s from Trump’s well received speech. I suspect another aspect to this optimism is that businesses are beginning to enjoy the...

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Tucker Carlson’s heated debate with Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”

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Posted by    Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:00am 3/1/2017 at 7:00am
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The last time we checked in with Bill Nye, “The Science Guy”, he was indicating that jail might be an appropriate place for climate change skeptics in an interview referencing the targeting of Exxon Mobil:

..Was it appropriate to jail people from the cigarette industry who insisted that this addictive product was...

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EPA Employees Used Gov’t Purchase Card for Gym Memberships

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jl8zIrNaxCc&t=163s
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Posted by    Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 8:30am 2/28/2017 at 8:30am
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During the Obama era, many taxpayers had to trim back discretionary expenses for luxury items, like gym memberships.

However, some of our government bureaucrats enjoyed those perks…using our tax dollars. A detailed audit of expenditures for 2016 revealed that the EPA’s money management was polluted by improper purchases.

Environmental Protection Agency employees used...

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California senator’s latest proposal: 100% renewable energy by 2045

http://water.ca.gov/swp/facilities/Oroville/index.cfm
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Posted by    Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:00pm 2/26/2017 at 1:00pm
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The last time we checked in with the head of the California State Senate, Kevin de León, he was explaining that half his family would be subject to President Trump’s policy on the actual enforcement of immigration rules.

He is now proposing outl...

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America is back in business!

http://www.kxii.com/content/news/ACS-Manufacturing-looking-for-60-to-80-new-employees-414113153.html
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Posted by    Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 11:00am 2/25/2017 at 11:00am
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President Trump has been meeting with business leaders regularly since his inauguration, including a meeting this week. These sessions cover a wide array of topics and grew out of Trump’s December announcement of an advisory panel on manufacturing.

“Today we have 24 CEOs from the largest manufacturing companies in the country and...

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San Diego Bishop “streeps” his fellow Catholics

http://www.sdcatholic.org/portals/0/Images/Bishop_McElroy_Diocesan_Events_and_Promos_Only_200x250.jpg
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Posted by    Friday, February 24, 2017 at 8:30pm 2/24/2017 at 8:30pm
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I noted that after Meryl Steep hectored the audience at the Golden Globes, her last name became a verb to describe a prominent person using a non-political platform to make a political statement demeaning a portion of their audience in a quest for social justice credentials.

Entertainers aren’t the only ones who...

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California restricts support of students traveling to Tennessee

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Posted by    Friday, February 24, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/24/2017 at 4:00pm
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Just a few short weeks ago, the 9th Circuit Court in San Fransisco refused to overturn a lower court decision that halted the implementation of President Trump’s Executive Order that would temporarily halt immigration from seven countries until “extreme vetting” procedures had been established.

One of the reasons the judges cited was the...

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Vice President Pence helps restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

https://twitter.com/afshineemrani/status/834584303950450690
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Posted by    Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:00pm 2/23/2017 at 4:00pm
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As Professor Jacobson noted, the elite media used the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Missouri as another opportunity to attack President Trump.

However, media drama won’t restore the 154 toppled and damaged headstones. So, in an inspiring move, Vice President Mike Pence joined the clean-up efforts.

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#CalExit is now a Comic Book!

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 5:30pm 2/22/2017 at 5:30pm
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Now, #CalExit is more than just a proposed ballot measure…it is a comic book aimed at the safety pin set!

The new comic book series from Black Mask Studios portrays California leading the resistance against America’s Commander-in-Chief.

It’s about that hope and inclusion and also the challenges of finding solidarity among a diverse...

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Winds of Trumpian change begin freezing Obama’s climate legacy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 8:36am 2/22/2017 at 8:36am

The political climate of the EPA can be expected to change more rapidly, now that its new head has started his first day at the agency.

Scott Pruitt told EPA employees Tuesday that he’s committed to protecting the environment and upholding the agency’s core mission, but he also signaled that major changes...

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Over 100 Jewish headstones in Missouri cemetery vandalized

http://www.ksdk.com/news/local/headstones-damaged-at-jewish-cemetery1/410194492
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Posted by    Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 10:00am 2/21/2017 at 10:00am
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Vandals have inflected serious damage on dozens of headstones at a Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, MO.

…The damage is at Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery at Olive and Hanley. Police said the damage took place over the weekend.

Some family members drove to the cemetery Monday evening to see if their loved one’s...

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California Politicos Propose Single-Payer Heath Care Plan

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2016/11/08/californians-vote-condom-use-porn-actors/93464012/
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Posted by    Monday, February 20, 2017 at 11:30am 2/20/2017 at 11:30am
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Despite the fact that I hold no medical degree, I don’t think I am going out on a limb when I diagnose California’s political class as being certifiably insane.

The Golden State’s legislators are bracing for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare by proposing a single-payer, government-run health care plan that includes...

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Federal employees battle over President Trump’s portrait

https://petapixel.com/2017/01/21/president-trumps-official-portrait/
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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 8:00pm 2/19/2017 at 8:00pm
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In my day job, I have a variety of clients requiring assistance with complex environmental health and safety regulations.  One of these organizations is part of a federal agency that is about to feel the full force of President Trump’s pen and phone. Many of the employees in that office are...

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Is Oroville Dam evacuation “chaos” a valuable warning?

http://water.ca.gov/swp/facilities/Oroville/index.cfm
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Posted by    Sunday, February 19, 2017 at 11:30am 2/19/2017 at 11:30am
http://water.ca.gov/swp/facilities/Oroville/index.cfm

Repairs at California’s Oroville Dam, center of an last weekend’s emergency evacuation order, continue as the water levels in the lake steadily decline and the set flow rate is decreased.

[The Department of Water Resources] is reducing releases for two reasons. First, it needs lower water flows so it can get work...

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