July 30, 2018 #45

Message From Randall Jordan, Chairman, Tea Party California Caucus

Dear Fellow Tea Party Members and Supporters:

Want to set the goals? Want to be part of the movement? Attend the Resistance II conference on August 11 in Fresno. Here is how you register for the must attend event!  (REGISTER).

Be part of the New California. Take leadership for 2020 and beyond. Educate! Motivate! Activate! Attend the Resistance Conference and lead the way! Speakers include Assemblyman Jim Patterson, Tom Del Beccaro, Craig Huey, Mike Emerson and others. If you want to participate in a statewide program to set goals, strategies and accountability for the 2018 and 2020 elections. Want to discuss 2020 ballot measures, like repealing SB 54—this is the place to be. Join your conservative leaders and colleagues from throughout the State. Learn from the best. Develop the strategy needed for victory.

Your Sacramento legislators are home, holding office hours, attending meetings and attending townhall events for the community. This is when you have a chance, without going to Sacramento to let them know how you stand on the issues, ask them how they stand on the issues important to you.

We are under 100 days till the November election. Do not complain about Sacramento, the school board or city hall if you are not willing to elect the best possible people to office. A few hours a week—2-3, or more and get involved. You can use social media, write letters to the editors, make phone calls for candidates or participate in the Get Out The Vote (GOTV) effort. Than candidates for local office are in dire need of volunteers to put up signs, help with rallies and mailings—everyone has something to offer.

This is a good time to learn about campaigns—and start the preparation for the 2020 elections, especially helping President Trump for re-election. We cannot complain if we do not participate.

Randall Jordan

Chairman Tea Party California Caucus

Quotes of Note from:

From Charles Krauthammer

I was a Great Society liberal on domestic issues. People ask me, 'How do you go from Walter Mondale to Fox News?' The answer is, 'I was young once.' End of answer.

Whenever you're faced with an explanation of what's going on in Washington, the choice between incompetence and conspiracy, always choose incompetence.

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians.

In the liberal remake of 'Casablanca,' the police captain comes upon the scene of the shooting and orders his men to 'round up the usual weapons.' It's always the weapon and never the shooter.

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Legislative Alert

Good news—the Legislature is out of session till August 7. At that time, they will have till August 31 to finish the job of finishing off California. The problem with this part of the session is that items are brought to the floor, without hearings, amended on the spot, no hearings and voting before the bill is even printed, to be examined by the Legislators. Trust them, they say.

Watch for legislator controlling the use and sale of the Bible, giving BART the right to develop land—without local government approvals. Then you will have additional spending, based on the so-called “surplus”, though we have $1.5 trillion in debt and raising taxes to pay for repair and expansion of the 9-1-1 system via cell phone taxes.

We could see a renewal of SB 827, to have the Sate take over all development—maybe as an amendment to a bill. Even though the new budget gives historic raises to education—half of that money is actually going to CalSTRs—NOT to education. So, class sizes will increase, as money increases. Then we will see a number of bills protecting unions, allowing them to try to keep members, even though the Supreme Court said workers are free to join or not join a union.

Finally, we have AB 84 that allowed the legislative Caucuses to organization as a PAC—changing the roles and responsibilities of the Caucuses and the Political Parties. Twenty-Four days of constant change, hour by hour. Hard to watch, harder to swallow. This is when lobbyists and special interest shine. Ugh.

Humor of the week:

Jimmy Fallon

This fall, Hillary Clinton is going to guest star on an episode of "Madam Secretary." If she becomes a big enough TV star, she might have a chance of becoming president.

Yelp is going to start showing what restaurants scored on their health inspections. If you want to know how your favorite restaurant did, trust me, no you don't.

Jimmy Kimmel

Today, in case you don't have a fun calendar in your house that tells you this sort of thing, we celebrate not just one, but two important holidays. Today is National Tequila Day. A day on which if you have too much fun you might do something you regret. It's also National Cousins Day today, where if you have too much fun you might do something you really regret.

It was so hot in LA today. Because of the heat wave local officials are asking LA residents to conserve energy. We all need to do our part. I, for one, after I used my tanning bed this morning, I pulled the plug right out of the wall. It won't go back in ’til I go home.

Seth Meyers

A new study suggests that dogs notice and try to help when people are upset or in danger. Cats, on the other hand, think it's hilarious.

A Massachusetts man was arrested this weekend for stripping naked and doing yoga poses in a Planet Fitness gym. That story again, a man in Massachusetts has become the first person ever to successfully cancel his gym membership.

Two women from Minnesota are seeking to file discrimination charges after the police were called on them for breastfeeding at a public pool. Even worse, their kids were charged with illegally bringing in an outside beverage.

Scientists in Canada are working to create the world's first beer brewed entirely from cannabis. Scientists say they've been working tirelessly from morning to mid-morning.

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