October 9, 2019
Gavin Newsom's war on the poor, middle class

Democrats have had plenary power in California politics for the better part of two decades, and they've done little to help the poor and the middle class. Gov. Gavin Newsom has done nothing to improve things. While the national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is currently $2.64, in California it's a whopping $4.18. […]

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September 29, 2019
Last Week in Bad Journalism: Des Moines Register

It was a great, feel-good story that dropped right in the laps of the Des Moines Register two weeks ago and they turned it into one of the most glaring examples of bad journalism since the week before. ESPN's College Gameday was in Ames Iowa for the annual intrastate rivalry between the Iowa State Cyclones and […]

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August 13, 2019
What if the media covered mass shootings with an eye toward mental health?

Over a two week period, gunmen killed 3 in Gilroy, Calif., 22 in El Paso, Texas, and 9 in Dayton, Ohio. So-called "assault weapons" (aka scary black rifle-looking guns) were used in all three attacks and the shooters had obvious mental health problems. As was entirely predictable, the media immediately focused on guns, guns, guns. […]

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April 25, 2019
Hoystory's New Venture: RestrictedArms.com

You might have noticed that things have quieted down around here. As Monty Python famously noted: "It's not dead. It's just resting." (Of course, in that case it was actually dead, but no matter.) Much of my time recently has been focused on my new venture: RestrictedArms.com. I encourage you all to check it out, offer […]

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March 31, 2019
Movie Review: Unplanned

The first few minutes of the new movie, "Unplanned," are the most difficult. The film doesn't begin with Planned Parenthood abortion clinic director Abby Johnson as a starting out as a clinic volunteer her junior year of college. It doesn't begin with her getting a full time job at Planned Parenthood counseling vulnerable women that […]

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March 15, 2019
Dave Congalton Show Notes

Here are the show notes for the Dave Congalton Show for Friday, March 15 -- the Ides of March. This is my last day guest hosting for Dave, he should be back in the driver's seat on Monday! 3 p.m. hour: Michael Semanchik, Managing Attorney for the California Innocence Project California governor on halting executions: […]

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March 14, 2019
Dave Congalton Show Notes

Here are the show notes for the Dave Congalton Show for Pi Day! 3 p.m. hour: David Cobb, 2004 Green Party candidate for President, Currently running Cooperation Humboldt Green New Deal — Full Language The Not-So-Pretty Fine Print of 'Green New Deal' The Green New Deal: Scope, Scale, and Implications Green New Deal FAQ sheet […]

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March 13, 2019
Dave Congalton Show

I'm hosting Dave Congalton's show today through Friday and if you're looking for source material or other links, here's where I'm going to be putting them. 3 p.m. hour: Kyle Bell, San Luis Obispo City Planner San Luis Obispo Tiny Home website HomeShareSLO Tiny House consulting site San Luis Obispo County 7th least affordable housing […]

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February 19, 2019
Democrats and Voting Rights

I received the email pictured above on Sunday from the DNC. I'm on their mailing list so I can see what they're all riled up about on any particular day. Sunday was Rep. John Lewis and voting rights. Can you identify the problem? Yep, he thinks "every person in this country has the right to […]

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January 30, 2019
Simply Infanticide

The mask is off. The Democratic party is for abortion on demand, up to and past the point of birth. It is simply infanticide. Earlier this month, New York passed a bill that allows abortion at any point during the pregnancy if the health-care practitioner (no longer necessarily an actual medical doctor) deems it necessary […]

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The pattern among critics of the DeVos regs that powerful political leaders (Biden, Cuomo, now Stringer) deserve the due process that these same figures seek to deny to random college students remains something to behold.

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