We’re Number One! But Did the Voters Cheat?

A recent pronouncement that Florida is the scariest of all 50 states leaves us conflicted. I mean, hey, we’re number one at something! But looking closely at the criteria used, you can’t help but find the competition rigged. Realtors awarded this distinction, based on 15 things that incite fear, and placed Florida first in three [...]

Getting Out the Pot-Head Vote

Cannabis clubs in San Jose are offering free pot and discounts to patients who go to the polls Tuesday and vote in several contested races. The Silicon Valley Cannabis Coalition is organizing the Weed for Votes program as an effort to increase voter turnout at Tuesday’s election.

Los Angeles Times.

GOP Donor Handicaps Kashkari’s Chances at California Governorship

I have a better chance of being pope than he has of being governor.

— GOP donor Mark Chapin Johnson, quoted by the Los Angeles Times, on California gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari (R).

Disney Charging Even More to Poison Young Minds

30%

Jump in Disney’s profit, year over year, announced a few days before California’s Disneyland raised its price for visitors age 10 and up by $4, to $96 each. The price of a one-day “hopper” ticket between the Disneyland park and Disney California Adventure will soar $13, to $150 each.

Limbaugh’s Radio Station Plummets to 39th in Los Angeles Market

Via Eric Boehlert at Media Matters: According to recently released ratings from Nielsen Audio, Limbaugh’s California flagship station, KEIB, now ranks 39th in the Los Angeles market, attracting an anemic .5 ratings share. (A ratings share represents the percent of those listening to radio in the market who are tuned into a particular station.) The [...]

On Fox, Issa Walks Back His Apology for Cutting off Ranking Member’s Microphone

Congress-watchers cannot recall another incident in which a committee chairman silenced a ranking member by turning off the member’s microphone — but it happened Wednesday when GOP Rep. Darrell Issa of California, chair of the House Oversight Committee, cut off the microphone as Rep. Elijah Cummings, a Democrat from Maryland, was speaking. But when the [...]

California Population Surpasses 38 Million

38,332,521

Population of California at the end of 2013, according to the Census Bureau — up from 37,999,878 in July 2012.

Obamacare Enrollments Surging in States Run by Democrats

Here is a story that was featured on the front page above the fold in the Los Angeles Times yesterday but that has gotten little to no coverage anywhere else in the “liberal media”: Despite the disastrous rollout of the federal government’s healthcare website, enrollment is surging in many states as tens of thousands of [...]

Daily Caller Queries House Members on Forgoing Salaries During Shutdown – Including GOP’s Dan Lungren, Who Was Defeated in 2012

Daily Caller, the gay-hating, climate-change denying website published by Swanson Foods heir Tucker Carlson, conducted a non-scientific (naturally) survey of House members asking if whether they would be willing to forgo their salaries while the government was shut down. Result were skewed to make Democrats look feckless (naturally!), even though no Democrats voted to shut [...]

5 Million People Accessed California’s Health Insurance Exchange Website on ACA’s Opening Day

5 Million

Number of visits to the website for Covered California, the state-run health-insurance exchange, on Oct. 1, 2013, the day Affordable Care Act exchanges opened nationwide. An estimated 7 million Californians are uninsured, in a state where just 52% of residents get their insurance through their employers.