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Dear Readers: I wanted to wish everyone a happy Halloween. I also wanted to remind everyone that we cannot slow down this weekend — citizen activists must do all they can to promote their causes and candidates — as our Founding Fathers, like George Washington, would have wanted.

MUT and YOUNG PRINCE as George Washington and Betsy Ross!

PHONE BANK!!! Pick a candidate or cause, and spend 30 minutes dialing! My personal choice is YES ON 23! It would be especially helpful if other scientists or environmental professionals could join me. Here is the link: YES ON 23! ACTION FIRST CALL CENTER.

IGNORE THE POLLS!For example, I have a source in the media business who reports that the polls in California are over-representing the Latino vote. The only poll to pay attention to is NOV. 2ND! It is also good to know internal polls indicate that some Tea Party favorites are doing better than the elite media cares to report: GREAT MERCIFUL ZEUS: Christine O’Donnell is going to win in Delaware

STAY HAPPY! It is Halloween — Good Spirits should prevail (and by spirits, I do mean spirits)! :) To that end, here is a fabulous Hitler Parody Video via HillBuzz (Watch quickly, as I don’t know how long it will be up; best line — “When did the deaf pigboy and Hillary supporters become friends?”):

STAY INFORMED: Tim Daniel does his first PJTV interview, with CA47 candidate Van Tran. THE LIBERATOR TODAY HAS A FABULOUS LIST OF BALLOT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CALIFORNIANS MAKING THEIR CHOICES THIS WEEKEND!!!

SCARE OUR OPPOSITION: While Jon Stewart and elites party in DC this weekend, there is a lot we can do to challenge those who view us as “the enemy” and want us to go to the “back of the bus”. This includes donating. Here are my picks for money-sending.

Scott Bielat (challenging Fannie-Mae-scandal-meister Barney Frank).
Nick Popaditch (CA-51st, against Blue-Dog-Dem-hater Bob Filner)
Van Tran (CA-47th, against race-baiter Loretta Sanchez)
Ruth McClung (rocket scientists in AZ-7, running against another race baiter, who called for a boycott of his OWN state after SB1070 passed)

Here is a list of more candidates from LEFT COAST REBEL: TOP TEN CANDIDATES TO DONATE TO!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN (though stop back through the weekend, as I will have a list from the SLOBs of scary movies they like best)!

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FLAMING HOT UPDATE: OBAMA’S APPROVAL NUMBERS OFFICIALLY IN THE 30’S!!!!Currently, two-thirds of Americans (67%) have a negative opinion of the job President Obama is doing while just over one-third (37%) have a positive opinion. This continues the president’s downward trend and he is now at the lowest job approval rating of his presidency.

Dear Readers: The title is a quote from the famous “Troubles with Tribbles” Star Trek episode, and seems to be the only sensible explanation for Obama’s recent spate of speeches, in which he tells his “enemies” to “go to the back of the bus“. And his cheating, vote-frauding minions and elite media lapdogs are just like him — Tin Plated Over Bearing Swaggering Dictators with Delusions of Godhood.

(MUT: I used the quote earlier last year, but Obama seems to be doubling-down on delusional godhoodness).

To counter this on this vile rhetoric, I want to provide a few examples of what some all-inclusive, tolerant, liberty-loving Americans are doing to foster wealth creation, real equality, and personal responsibility.

TEA PARTY PATRIOTS TOUR: With ONE WEEK until the election, TPP’s tour moves into hyper-speed on a donated Jet, named Patriot One. The group visited Seattle WA, flew to large rally in Oregon and finished the day in Central California. In the next video,, national coordinators Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin chat with a few fired-up agitators.

NICK POPADITCH UPDATE: I have been following the amazing heart-felt, grassroots efforts from the Chula Vista Patriots. Success! Popaditch will be appearing on the Sean Hannity show tonight. Also, VoteTheBumOut’s Richie sent this piece form WSJ’s John Fund. Guess which district is the top of his “likeliest upsets” list:

California 51 — Rep. Bob Filner hasn’t had a tough race against a Republican in this majority Hispanic district in years. But in 2006, he won only 51% of the Democratic primary vote against then-San Diego City Councilman Juan Vargas. Wounds from that race haven’t fully healed.

Mr. Filner is being challenged by Nick Popaditch, a former Marine officer who won a Silver Star in Iraq and was blinded in one eye by a grenade. Mr. Popaditch hasn’t raised much money, but the district contains many military families who may be drawn to his compelling story. The district, which includes downtown San Diego, is Democratic but George W. Bush won 46% of the vote in 2004, and Arnold Schwarzenegger carried the district by nine percentage points in his 2006 re-election race. This area was the scene of another stunning upset of a Democratic incumbent in the 1980 Reagan landslide, when Republican Duncan Hunter won unexpectedly. His son currently serves in Congress from a different San Diego district.

Really piss Obama off and get a seat even farther back in the bus — DONATE TO NICK POPADITCH (click here).

All I can say, after Nov. 2nd, the back of the bus is going to be packed with enemies. Perhaps, then, Obama and his agenda can be placed under that bus — and then the gears shifted between both “R” and “D” to roll the bus back and forth over the entire, contemptible, tyrannical mess. Bipartisanship, my friends. Sweet bipartisanship!

PROPOSITION 23 PHONE BANK: If you have 30 minutes, and want to help promote YES on 23, please CLICK HERE and donate time (as valuable as money) to the PROPOSITION 23 phone bank efforts. I am hoping to do a bit tomorrow, and I will blog about the experiences.

BEST BUMPER STICKER: Something form Capitalist Hero and Talk Show Divinity, Tammy Bruce:

VOTER FRAUD: I think, given the scope of all the fraud being uncovered by vigilant citizens, that post Nov. 2nd, Tea Party groups should focus on addressing vote fraud. Most Americans are so honest, they cannot comprehend anyone cheating for extra-votes. HillBuzz has a great piece on this subject today:

I want you to join us in a promise: we will force the Republican Party to make combating voter fraud one of their number one priorities. This is something the Tea Party, Momma Grizzlies, and Palin supporters all need to join forces and get behind — and it’s just the sort of thing Governor Palin herself could embrace and be more effective than anyone in history at addressing. Voter Fraud is rampant in this country. Currently, Drudge is running stories about Democrats rigging machines to default vote Democrat in Nevada and North Carolina. Yesterday, we heard about Democrats going to nursing homes in Connecticut and illegally voting for dementia-addled elderly people who don’t know their own names anymore, let alone whom they want to vote for.

As a full homage to Star Trek, here is a video explanation for Obama’s Presidency from a Next Generation perspective:

On a more serious note: Prayers for a speedy recovery to Carly Fiorina!

Update: My Catholic readers may want to read this from Gateway Pundit — Democrats Release Disgusting Anti-Catholic Ad For Final Election Push.

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Dear Friends: Proposition 23 is the measure that, when passed, will delay the implementation of California’s Global Warming Solution Act (AB32, or the state’s version of Cap&Trade) until reasonable employment levels are achieved. As I mentioned yesterday, a friend to this site notes that Governor Schwarzenegger and the elite legislature are threatening business-supporters of Prop. 23 with special taxes (hence the reason the state budget is still not passed). The money quote:

Very reliable sources tell us that the reason for the delay is that CA Gov. Schwarzenegger, with the collaboration of the State Legislature, is blackmailing potential business supporters of Proposition 23, the California Jobs Initiative that would delay implementation of AB32. They are threatening these supporters with reprisals of special taxes and other punitive measures if they support Prop 23. But once the budget is passed, it is no longer possible to include these taxes in the budget. This is a big reason why the budget is late.

Lorraine posted this today:

According to the California Department of Finance, it costs the state $52 million a day for every day the state remains with no budget. Projects go uncompleted and teachers remain unpaid, among other unnecessary hardships. IOUs are issued from the state. Maybe that makes everything better.

The drastic drop in California’s economic output that will result from implementing AB (e.g., $4000 plus/year cost to families and $50,000 plus/year cost to essential small businesses) will result in a drastic drop in revenues for state agencies, including those responsible for providing social services and protecting the environment — proving to be more harmful to environmental health for California’s citizens. According to a Sacramento State University study, agencies which face cuts of up to 80% under AB 32 include the Department of Public Health, Department of Developmental Services, Children’s Medical Services and Rural Health and Department of Housing and Urban Development.

So, it is with interest that I read this piece on Hot Air today: Exclusive: EPW report shows new EPA rules will cost more than 800,000 jobs. The Senate’s Environment and Public Works Committee report had these tasty chestnuts:

* New standards for commercial and industrial boilers: up to 798,250 jobs at risk;
* The revised National Ambient Air Quality Standard for ozone: severe restrictions on job creation and business expansion in hundreds of counties nationwide.
* New standards for Portland Cement plants: up to 18 cement plants at risk of shutting down, threatening nearly 1,800 direct jobs and 9,000 indirect jobs;
* The Endangerment Finding/Tailoring Rules for Greenhouse Gas Emissions: higher energy costs; jobs moving overseas; severe economic impacts on the poor, the elderly, minorities, and those on fixed incomes; 6.1 million sources subject to EPA control and regulation;

If the EPA rules go through, you can thank California. We have been the incubator of the crappy eco-economy the rest of the nation is about to enjoy!

Check out the Doo Doo Economics T-Shirt line!

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Dear Readers: This weekend I read an inspirational piece about dealing with New York’s “Parasite Party” in HillBuzz; as a Californian, it really spoke to me. The money quote is here:

The interests of NYC are not the interests of the rest of the state. Outside NYC, the chief business is agriculture. Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Schenectady, Rome, Utica, are not the centers of manufacturing or technology they once were. They are now struggling populations, asphyxiated with mandates imposed – – but not adequately funded – – by the state. New Yorkers are nickled and dimed to feed the Parasite Party. We are bizarrely divided between those who resent the nickel and diming, and those who are not affected. High taxes and oppressive regulations are irrelevant to a powerful elite who transcend New York State, and to those who contribute little or nothing. The elite dominates, and is indifferent to, the rest of the state, and the rest of the state knows it.

Carl Paladino understands: this is personal, it is not business. The Parasite Party is not good for most New Yorkers. They are the Soviet, and he is Lech Walesa.

I was planning to spend this week discussing the California ballot (click HERE for the specific recommendations of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition). Proposition 23 is first and foremost among those, at it would delay the toxic state version of Cap&Trade’s implementation, at least until reasonable employment levels were achieved. It seems that support for Proposition 23 is surging in the polls. Our political class in unhappy with this new development, and is using the CA budget as a tool to inflict real pain on businesspeople who do not agree that global warming is so significant a problem that Californians need to be burdened with increased taxes and senseless regulations.

Lorraine Yappes Cohen, a chemist active in getting out the real science refuting the assertion there is man-made global warming, has this piece out in her Examiner column today: California state budget late, stalls for time to blackmail Prop 23 supporters. The money quote is this one:

Very reliable sources tell us that the reason for the delay is that CA Gov. Schwarzenegger, with the collaboration of the State Legislature, is blackmailing potential business supporters of Proposition 23, the California Jobs Initiative that would delay implementation of AB32. They are threatening these supporters with reprisals of special taxes and other punitive measures if they support Prop 23. But once the budget is passed, it is no longer possible to include these taxes in the budget. This is a big reason why the budget is late.

Don’t count on reading about this in media outlets in the tank for the administration and the Wall Street “financial engineers” positioned to profit from AB32.

The State of California must really want that AB32 money from the pockets of working people. To stoop to such political power maneuvers is out-and-out blackmail.

Parisite Party Kills Business Builders

I hope all my cherished readers get this information out to as wide a sphere as possible. Furthermore, it is time to make a few calls/emails today. CA’s political bedbugs need to be taken-care of in the next election. The Parasite Party needs to go!

Governor’s Office:
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
State Capitol Building
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160

Note: Click HERE for district office numbers.

Email for California Senators: Click HERE

California Assembly Roster is HERE.

If we fail to suspend AB 32 – the Global Warming Solutions Act based on bad science, the consequences will be as horrendous as the scene in the movie Alien. Many businesses have already been victimized by CARB’s bureaucrats and have been forced to shut down or pay tens of thousands in fines and fees to continue operating. Stories about CA’s citizens fleeing the state’s insanity are legion. Please “REFUDIATE” CA’S PARASITE PARTY BY DONATING TO YES ON 23! TODAY!!!

For a look at extremist environmentalist power-grabs at the nation level, check out this Pajamas Media piece: How the Environmental Movement Became Just Another Washington Power Bloc

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Dear Readers: I was talking with my Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition compatriot, Sarah Bond, yesterday afternoon. She let me know that gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is still bitterly clinging to her idea of killing CA’s Cap& Trade legislation by veto, rather than destroying it out-right by voting YES on PROP0SITION 23. She is under the erroneous impression that with her miraculous “plan” we can implement Cap&Trade “better”. There is NO law based on fraudulent science that can ever be made better.

Sarah informs me that Meg shared this chestnut with several citizen group coordinators the other day, and many were shocked to learn of this insipid approach — not having had the benefit of hearing it live on the John and Ken Show. That got me to thinking about how my attitudes toward Whitman and the GOP senatorial candidate have changed.

You see, fighting back on over-regulation and bureaucracy-building is my #1 issue. Carly Fiorina, the GOP’s senatorial pick, seems to have been persuaded by the efforts of her fellow citizens and the facts, to vote YES on 23. Carly — NOT PERFECT, BUT PERSUADABLE!. So, now I will formally begin to promote and support her efforts to replace the detestable Babs Boxer for Senate…which is about 180 degrees different that I felt about a month ago, when I posted this: CARLY can thank MEG if she wins!

Now, if Meg wins, she can thank BOTH Carly and her opponent, Jerry Brown. Brown is such a horrendous candidate that our state’s Democratic Party should be ashamed they could not do better, even in this challenging environment. And I say this as a Democrat.

Will it be in the 30's by November?

As Sarah noted, girl crushes are fickle things! :)

I must point out that I am joking, as I am married to my sweetie of 11-plus years (Horemheb). But there were many references to “man crushes” in the Hot Air comments section, related to their post on the NJ Governor Chris Christie’s excellent, factual, and impassioned response to a Teacher Union member who is unhappy with the “New World Order”. So in this vein, I wanted to spend some time, and with some humor, covering a few more “girl crushes”! :)

I have been having a weighty discussion with my Tea Party blogging-friend, W.C. Varones, regarding the merits of the two GOP senatorial hopefuls: Mike Castle and Christine O’Donnell. If you read through the comments, you will see the respectful way he and I weigh the matter, and disagree — something that Instapudit Glenn Reynolds would like more of in such debates: I favor the Tea Party insurgency, but I think that reasonable people can differ as to whether it’s more important to get a Senate majority, or to push for less squishy Senators. There are good arguments both ways, and I’d encourage people who disagree to try to remember that.. The essence of my decision came down to this:

Once I learned that Castle co-authored the contemptible DISCLOSE ACT, I determined that if O’Donnell prevails in the primary, and loses, I would still rather have the Democrat in (it would be a one-to-one swap) than have a true enemy of the Tea Party in the Senate. As I see it, the Democratic Senator would merely ignore the movement — whereas Castle will make that movement a big target.

Delaware Senate Hopeful Christine O'Donnell

Two more elements came together to reinforce my stance today. Firstly, I discovered O’Donnell was brave enough to run-against Biden when it was not likely she would win. Now that the seat seems like “easy pickings”, Castle comes in. Secondly, this piece by Jack Lord in the American Specator is outstanding, and highlights how much the GOP Ruling Class will act to keep O’Donnell out: The Ruling Class Hits Christine O’Donnell. The entire piece is essential Tea Party reading; this clip will give you the citizen-based thinking behind it, which smack-down the elitism in the WSJ and National Review Online items disparaging Christine:

It must be said here that the reason Ms. O’Donnell is a “two-time loser” is that she had the guts to take on up-hill Senate races in the first place. Where was Mike Castle when it was time to challenge Democrat incumbent Senator Tom Carper in 2006? Where was Castle when it was time to challenge Biden in 2008 — when Biden was playing the Ruling Class game and had a ballot spot for both re-election to the Senate and on Obama’s ticket as vice president? Answer? Not running. Why? Because the man who so much wants to be a United States Senator from Delaware didn’t want to mar his reputation with a loss — thus enabling some Ruling Class writer to describe Castle as a “two-time statewide loser.” Such things are important in Ruling Class circles, and the fact that O’Donnell paid no heed and took on Delaware’s political goliaths Carper and Biden anyway is a sign of Country Class guts.

As if that weren’t enough GIRL POWER, Hot Air posted a clip featuring an ad for New Mexico gubernatorial race. My newest “crush”, Susana Martinez, is the first Hispanic woman nominated for governor in any state and is the Republican candidate. Her opponent, Diane Denish, hit Martinez with an attack ad on education policy featuring a New Mexico teacher who Martinez but in jail for kidnapping. The clip covers Martinez’ short, sweet, and to-the-point refutation of this inanity put out by Team Denish.

Now, I will list off my #1 Girl Crush for the November 2010 election cycle. No, it is not Sarah Palin. It is this lady:

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer

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Dear Readers: Coordinating Tea Party events can always be a challenge. We coordinators often fret about turn-out. Being the perpetual optimist that I am, I have a guiding rule: A TEA PARTY IS ALWAYS THE RIGHT SIZE FOR WHAT IT NEEDS TO ACCOMPLISH.

In that vein, let me share with you a couple of key stories from this past week. First, about one dozen citizen activists demonstrated in support of Proposition 23 in front of the state Republican Party Convention this Friday. W.C. Varones has the details: Wherein citizens exercising their First Amendment rights encounter a cowardly, profanity-spewing Meg Whitman operative

Sarah Bond of the Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition had this to say: “I would add that we got a lot of media bang for our buck last night. In addition to the piece you already have in the link, we got a solid mention with KUSI: STATE GOP CONVENTION IN SAN DIEGO

And we had several visits form conventioneers who were working on YES ON 23 inside the building, including a press conference and homemade campaign buttons. It is clear that this is a hot issue within the CRP. The party went on record as early as February that they would support Prop 23, but Whitman’s stubborn refusal to support the suspension of AB32 has insiders freaking out. How can the top of the ticket be soft on Cap & Trade and hope the party can maintain it’s theoretical tough-on-taxes image? It can’t. If Meg doesn’t change her mind soon, November is going to be a ho-hum fizzle for the GOP’s leading lady…and possibly the party itself. Just wait until school starts and parents in the tea party can REALLY start hitting this hard.

Sarah obtained a report that the GOP voted in support of Proposition 23, and more information on the party’s positions can also be located at W.C. Varones’ site: California Republican Party adopts positions on propositions. We hope that the state GOP can reign Whitman in on this issue and others…. before she does something crazy, like go soft on Obamacare.

This week, another band of about a dozen citizen activists greeted gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown at one of his campaign events: LA LEFTISTS GET THE CODE PINK TREATMENT AND JODIE EVAN’S JERRY BROWN FUNDRAISER. This Big Government report is truly inspirational:

Image from Big Government

Melanie Morgan, founder of Move America Forward, the nation’s largest pro-troop organization, led about a dozen conservative activists who protested at the Venice home of Code Pink co-founder Jodie Evans at a Saturday afternoon fundraiser for California Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown…..

Event host Jodie Evans was visibly angry at getting a taste of her own medicine and had several confrontations, including one in which she denied, against the evidence, that she supports the terrorist organization Hamas. Several guests were none-too-pleased with being protested, while some had no idea they were attending an event associated with Code Pink…..

Jerry Brown sneaked into the house from the back door while Melanie Morgan threw her body onto the sidewalk shouting, “Code Pink supports terrorists!” When not laying on the sidewalk, Morgan stood outside the back gate, “yelling through a screen at [Evans] while she sipped her white wine as Brown’s security guard watched from inside his SUV with the engine running for two hours.” Though the Dodge Durango burned needless fossil fuels, presumably waiting for Brown’s departure, he left in yet another vehicle.

My little gem of wisdom was given to David Mazzerelli, the coordinator of Tea Party Italia. I will be speaking about my experiences with the Italian Tea Party as part of the Tea Party Patriots “Recycle Government” rallies on September 12. I will be at the Sacramento event, joining personal Tea Party heroes like Dawn Wildman, Mark Meckler, and Tammy Bruce. I am hoping to update everyone on Tea Party Italia later this week! It seems the group will be hosting a big event in Naples the day after our event.

Florence Tea Party, June 2010 -- with American Guest

I would like to note that fellow SLOB, Beers with Demo, offers another reason for optimism: The opening of the Alpine Beer Company. Meanwhile,The Liberator Today counters a reason we need to drink, and takes a look at the new stylings of the San Diego Union Tribune:

The U-T article is a must read for all Tea Party types. It lays out in stark detail the shenanigans and the cost to the taxpayer of allowing the ruling class to have its way unsupervised. Some quotes:

The push for a half-cent increase to San Diego’s sales tax has just begun, but it actually goes back to past decisions by city leaders who chose short-term political expediency over the long-term interests of taxpayers. . . . For example, the highest-paid retiree in the city’s pension system, former Assistant City Attorney Eugene Gordon, would have been due an annual benefit of roughly $64,600 after his 34 service years if city leaders hadn’t significantly increased retirement benefits. . . . The design of the city’s pension changed again in 2002, but things only got worse. Golding’s successor, Dick Murphy, and the City Council established a new underfunding plan that called for a second benefit increase for retirees. Their action instantly created a $1 billion-plus pension deficit. The increase helped win the favor of pension board members, many of whom were city workers, to let the city put far less money into the pension fund than was required. . . .

Currently, the payment is $232 million, or 21 percent of the operating budget.

By 2025, it’s projected to be $512 million, or nearly 47 percent of the operating budget, if no changes are made to pensions or budgets.

And Left Coast Rebel piles on with a look at the California School System. Beer, no. Pass me some of that Italian wine!

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Dear Readers: Just in case some are still under the misimpression that the Tea Party is the junior partner of the Republican Party, then watch as California Tea Party activists rally in front of the Republican Party’s Fall Convention in San Diego. This is the direct result of our members listening to gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman on the John and Ken Show recently (details can be found HERE). Once she indicated that she would vote NO on Proposition 23 (the ballot measure that would delay the implementation of CA’s version of Cap & Trade until we turned the economy around), CA Tea Party patriots across the state wanted to reinforce the Republican Party support, which appears to be weakening.

Therefore, I want to take this opportunity to invite southern Californians to the Tea Party’s takeover of the GOP plank regarding Cap & Trade.

Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition co-founder Sarah Bond just sent me this note:

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The California Republican Party is holding its Fall Convention right here in San Diego this weekend, and this is a prime opportunity to let Meg, the leading lady of this event, know that we, the taxpayers of California, SUPPORT PROP 23.

I know it’s last minute, but let’s hold a good old fashioned “YES ON 23″ sidewalk rally outside the convention…and if the GOP and its nominees wish to join us in support of this critical initiative, then great! We MUST stop AB32!!! But if Meg continues to waffle…

PLEASE KEEP THE MESSAGE SIMPLE FOR MAXIMUM IMPACT: “YES ON 23, JOBS FIRST” / “SUSPEND AB32″ / “STOP CAP & TRADE”

YES ON 23 RALLY

Date: Friday, Aug 20, 2010
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Location – Sidewalk corner outside the:
Hyatt Manchester; Corner of W. Harbor Dr. & Kettner Blvd. San Diego, CA

MAP: click HERE

PARKING: $10 parking at the San Diego Convention Center just east on Harbor Drive. More expensive paid parking is available behind the Hyatt, and a limited number of metered spots are available in the neighborhood across Harbor Dr. (be ready for plenty of walking).

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In case you need, here are some downloadable signs already available; I will update this with more items, as they become available.

Suspend AB 32 8.5″x11″ JPEG – http://www.box.net/shared/h1vji2tc9t
Suspend AB 32 8.5″x11″ PDF – http://www.box.net/shared/pn3ubleicm
Suspend AB32 20″x30″ JPEG – http://www.box.net/shared/rxm28p9c2m

This is an important issue. A California State University study estimates that compliance with the regulations derived from AB32 will cost an average family cost about $3,900 per year, a small business about $50,000 per year, and will result in a total loss of business output in the range of $180 billion yearly. The California Air Resources Board produced its own rosy prediction of AB 32 that was widely criticized by a panel of peer reviewers, world renowned economists and other experts as incomplete and overly optimistic. Proponents of Cap&Trade include many big, elite, green-corporations and investors, who tout that AB32 measures will bring in tons of money and investment. Such arguments are fallacious, and I suspect e-Meg has many ties to green investors, who would like nothing more than to eliminate competition and force a market for their products. The Spanish provide ample example for this folly: For every new “green job” that depends on energy price supports, at least 2.2 jobs in other industries disappear, according to a study from King Juan Carlos University in Madrid. Can Californians really support laws that cost us even more jobs, and direct more power to elite regulators and union bosses?

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