Is Servant Household Income of $151,800 & Master Household Income of $28,074 Sustainable?

Is Servant Household Income of $151,800 & Master Household Income of $28,074 Sustainable?

Washington, DC…If you believe the constant drum beat from talking heads of all political persuasions we are a deeply divided country. I don’t believe we’re as divided as they would like to have us believe as they make money and gain influence by having us at loggerheads. There are however some discrepancies that are just […]

Lockdowns are Killing Us ~ Congressman Tom McClintock

Lockdowns are Killing Us  ~ Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC…We are now nearly a year into the most self-destructive social experiment in the recorded history of human civilization. On this day a year ago, we enjoyed the greatest economic expansion in our lifetimes.  The poverty rate was the lowest in 60 years.  The unemployment rate was the lowest in 50 years.  Wage growth was the strongest in 40 years.  […]

I Had A Dream ~ Al Segalla

I Had A Dream ~ Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA…I had a dream. I dreamed six months from now, I visited my local service station and noticed something very different. There were two different signs on separate pumps. The first sign said: “Trump Voters Only – Price $2.85 per gallon.” The other: “Biden Voters Only – $8,25 per gallon.” Glad this was only […]

In a Post Trump World Could Libertarians Actually Win? ~ John Hamilton

In a Post Trump World Could Libertarians Actually Win? ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA…After a week where watching the news from Washington made Americans physically ill it made me wonder what could actually be the next and safest path to unite the most Americans in a post Trump world? According to many statistics if Old School Liberal Democrats, Libertarian leaning Republicans and actual Libertarians ever actually joined […]

Can Local News Help Save The Country? ~ John Hamilton

Can Local News Help Save The Country? ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA…Local News is is not Democrat or Republican it is local and national news through a local lens. Local News is also the last place we all meet. We believe it is valuable now more than ever. We all want our friends and neighbors to succeed. We All care about our local businesses, schools, […]

New Crime Wave Planned by Government is a Disaster for California By Ted Gaines

New Crime Wave Planned by Government is a Disaster for California  By Ted Gaines

Roseville, CA… What good are tax dollars if our elected leaders don’t use them to provide citizens with basic and necessary government services? California is about to learn the hard way that all the money in the world means nothing if its leaders abandon reason and responsibility. In the latest example of a state gone […]

In Defense of Gavin Newsom By Congressman Tom McClintock

In Defense of Gavin Newsom  By Congressman Tom McClintock

Washington, DC…Governor Gavin Newsom has come under blistering attack for partying at one of the few restaurants he has not yet forced out of business, defying his own idiotic Covid edicts. He should be praised. He was doing what we all used to do in a free society: make our own decisions over what risks […]

RENAME JULY 4th ~ Letter to the Editor by Robert G. Reagan

RENAME JULY 4th  ~ Letter to the Editor by Robert G. Reagan

Murphys, CA…They should rename July 4th and call it Interdependence Day because too many people think they can do whatever they want on Independence Day with little regard for the health of their families and fellow citizens. On this July 4th a group of flag waving “patriots” marched down Main St. in Murphys, with not […]

Could Social Media Destroy the World? ~ John Hamilton

Could Social Media Destroy the World? ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA…I have had a gnawing fear the last year that social media with all its benefits of instant gratification and at least the appearance of connectedness has a potentially catastrophic flaw. It has the ability to inspire mob like behavior almost instantly. Everything looks simple in a gif or a meme. Snippets of entire […]

Can Small Towns & Communities Save America? ~ John Hamilton

Can Small Towns & Communities Save America? ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA…We have been covering our little corners of small town America for over 15 years now. Over the last few years we have had the growing conviction like many of you that our society is in need. Our bonds as communities and countrymen are fraying and breaking. The things that ostensibly were designed to […]

Is Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Moral or Ethical? ~ Al Segalla

Is Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Moral or Ethical?  ~ Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA…Governor Gavin Newsom recently said, at the time of reporting on his budget shortfall, that the Federal Government has a moral and ethical obligation to give money to California to make up the state shortfall. Most would agree that the essence of ethics and morality is to keep your word and respect the rights […]

Proposition 13 Has Helped Generations of Property Owners ~ Al Segala

Proposition 13 Has Helped Generations of Property Owners ~ Al Segala

Copperopolis, CA…For over 40 years Prop. 13 has provided certainty to property owners. It protects homeowners, renters, small businesses and more from sudden tax increases we can’t afford. That same tax certainty provided by Prop. 13 has benefited our government as well by providing a stable and reliable stream of revenue. Now, measures are headed […]

Three Words Sum Up the Soon End of PG&E, Technological Determinism & Goodwill ~ by John Hamilton

Three Words Sum Up the Soon End of PG&E, Technological Determinism & Goodwill ~ by John Hamilton

Arnold, CA….Over the last few days one question has consumed us during the PSPS Outages & Kincade Fire debacles. Can PG&E survive this? No matter how we did our calculations financial, marketplace and political the answer was always no. We believe the highest revenue point PG&E will ever have was this past summer and over […]

Cannabis Logic, Cannabis Black Market & Reasonable Rules ~ Al Segalla

Cannabis Logic, Cannabis Black Market & Reasonable Rules ~ Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA…I attended the recent Board of Supervisor meetings concerning commercial cannabis regulation. It was a hate fest with little good will and logic. Some thoughts: The problems with criminal activity relate to the black market grows, not the permitted ones. This was confirmed by the Sheriff and Ag Commissioner. The black market is created […]

Massive Marijuana Expansion Proposed! An Absurd Blank Check! ~ Alice Montegomery

Massive Marijuana Expansion Proposed!  An Absurd Blank Check!  ~ Alice Montegomery

San Andreas, CA…Calaveras County has a massive commercial marijuana expansion proposal in the works Oct. 1. Advocates are hoping you don’t catch on. If you think the Urgency Ordinance was a mess and Measure D was misleading, this proposal makes those two look benign Let’s take a look. The County and pro-commercial marijuana advocates are […]

Will Our Kids Be Free? – Al Segalla

Will Our Kids Be Free? – Al Segalla

Copperopolis, CA….September 17 is the 232nd anniversary of our wonderful US Constitution. For many thousands of years human slavery was normal – including in the United States. America was the first to claw its way out of the darkness of tyranny and put a solution down on paper. Our founding fathers possessed an incredible amount […]

In Two Generations Will Race Still Matter? ~ John Hamilton

In Two Generations Will Race Still Matter? ~ John Hamilton

Arnold, CA…No, it is not a rhetorical question. Right now it seems everything is racial and tensions are high with no end in sight. Politically it hasn’t been this racially charged since the 1960s. The horrific events recently from Gilroy to El Paso & Dayton have most of us looking internally more than a little. […]

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