Posts by Leslie Eastman  (Page 87)
 

Californians aim for Colorado-Style gun control Recalls

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Posted by    Saturday, October 26, 2013 at 4:38pm 10/26/2013 at 4:38pm

California Governor Jerry Brown’s had a mixed reaction to several pieces of gun control legislation that recently hit his desk:

California Gov. Jerry Brown split the difference Friday on the pile of gun-control bills sitting on his desk, opting to sign five but veto seven, including a bill that would have banned the...

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Court Ruling Blesses Coffin-Making Monks’ Enterprise

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Posted by    Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 6:07pm 10/24/2013 at 6:07pm

(Photo: Saint Joseph Abbey website)

As we near the end of October, I thought this seemed like an appropriate free market success story to share:

Monks in Louisiana win right to sell handcrafted caskets

When the state Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors told the Benedictine monks of St. Joseph Abbey in southern Louisiana...

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Ballotpedia shows why this November’s elections are important

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Posted by    Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 8:15am 10/19/2013 at 8:15am

With both houses of Congress passing the budget deal, and the Tea Party being smeared by both parties, I wanted to give my Legal Insurrection friends some reasons to have hope and a reason...

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Former San Diego Mayor Filner Pleads Guilty to Sex Harassment Charges

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Posted by    Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 8:30am 10/16/2013 at 8:30am

In news that is almost as surprising as the San Diego Chargers’ 19-9 Win over Indianapolis during Monday Night Football, it seems our former mayor is taking a trip down the road of personal responsibility.

Bob Filner (Democrat) has plead guilty to three separate sex harassment charges; the conditions of his sentence...

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Measuring success of Obamacare exchanges based on clicks and eyeballs, what could go wrong?

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Posted by    Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 10:30am 10/3/2013 at 10:30am

To say that the launch of the Obamacare exchanges was full of fail would be an understatement.

All we hear about is web traffic and clicks, but mostly silence about people actually enrolling.  Hey, remember the last time we measured success by clicks and eyeballs?

The Bubble 1.0 tide rose all boats. …[A] large portion...

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Cities may need to “Kickstart” bankrupt budgets

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 8:30am 10/1/2013 at 8:30am

As a big fan of capitalism, I am fascinated by the concept of crowdfunding, whereby individuals network and pool their money via websites to support potentially profitable enterprises initiated by savvy entrepreneurs.

It’s small-scale venture capitalism!

Perhaps the best known crowdfunding enterprise is Kickstarter, which offers a chance for citizens to directly fund...

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Tea Party California Caucus’ Tech-Based Gameplan for CA GOP Convention

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Posted by    Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 10:00am 9/29/2013 at 10:00am

No matter how much the elite media and establishment politicos want to kill-off Tea Party, it seems that we citizen activists refuse to roll over and die.

If anything, we are pushing back smarter as well as harder.

Case-in-point:  Some excellent news about the Tea Party forcing a state GOP to reclaim small...

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Egyptian Court Bans Muslim Brotherhood

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at 9:30am 9/24/2013 at 9:30am

I have always held out hope that the Egyptians would recall their proud, pharaonic roots and quell the growing Islamo-extremism within their country.

Today, I caught the first positive news I have read about the region in a long time:

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Helium “Shortage” shows Big Government Solutions are full of Hot Air

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Posted by    Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:15am 9/21/2013 at 8:15am

In the midst of a “government shutdown” diatribe and immigration reform fizzles,  a key bill quietly passed in the Senate by a huge margin that was actually quite important to many Americans:

Producers of high-tech products from MRI scanners to semiconductors are breathing a sigh of relief after U.S. lawmakers acted on...

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Government Agencies Gone Wild: EPA Edition

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Posted by    Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:45am 9/19/2013 at 9:45am

As the co-founder of a Tea Party, you might guess that the federal agency that frustrates me the most is the Internal Revenue Service. However, from the eyes of this environmental health and safety pr...

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Some American Justice Served Up for Our Children

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Posted by    Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 4:30pm 9/14/2013 at 4:30pm

As in other countries, many children in this country unfortunately face death and violence as well.  So, today, I am offering some items that have come across my screen that show American Justice at is finest and which involve children.

One of the most heart-wrenching stories I have ever read is that...

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Norks May Have Restarted Nuke Reactor

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Posted by    Friday, September 13, 2013 at 2:44pm 9/13/2013 at 2:44pm

Friday the 13th is an appropriate day to report that the North Koreans may have taken a lesson from Syria, which seemingly built up its chemical weapons supply “in plain sight.”

Satellite imagery shows that North Korea appears to have restarted a reactor capable of producing weapons-grade plutonium.

White steam can be seen...

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California passes new fracking rules that leave everyone unsatisfied

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 7:00pm 9/12/2013 at 7:00pm

In a move that is apt to stun the California-critics among Legal Insurrection readers, our state legislature passed a pro-fracking measure:

Oil and gas drillers that use a technique known as fracking would face new rules in California under legislation that was sent to governor Wednesday.

The measure includes a requirement that drillers...

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Recall Elections Smoke Out Two Colorado State Senators

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 3:00pm 9/12/2013 at 3:00pm

More politicians are joining San Diego’s former mayor, Bob Filner, for early retirements.

Colorado citizens held historic recall elections Tuesday and removed two state senators:

Two Democratic lawmakers in Colorado, including the president of the state Senate, were recalled Tuesday in elections brought about by their support for tougher gun control laws.

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75,000 Bikers versus 25 Truthers

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Posted by    Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:45am 9/12/2013 at 9:45am

For event organizers, the definition of failure is when counter-protesters and police outnumber your intended audience.

A good example to total event failure was the “Million Muslim March,” which was just a bit shy of its goal…by 999,975 people.

And it seems that the event wasn’t so much about Islam, but about the ...

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As the World Turns…..to the Right!

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 11:48am 9/11/2013 at 11:48am

As Americans are debating over how to react to the situation in Syria, there have been some fascinating developments elsewhere in the world well worth noting.

For example, one of Scandinavia’s most nanny-state governments has had an election that tilted their state dramatically rightward:

Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg — nicknamed “Iron Erna”...

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Americans “stand their ground” to assemble peaceably

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 8:15am 9/11/2013 at 8:15am

As a Tea Party activist, I am aware of many cases where officials become very insistent that citizens have all their paperwork in order before exercising the right to peacefully assemble.

And, like the I.R.S. review of tax exemption applications, the same set of stringent rules do not apply to progressive organizations.

Tammy...

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