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273 – David and Goliath Teaches Us That, At The Southern US Border, Rocks Thrown At Others Can Kill Them. Twitter Cares Nothing For #1A

Tony Katz talks about the migrants who tried to storm the southern border, only to be turned back by tear gas. As was learned, migrants threw rocks at Border Patrol agents. Progressives like former CNN commentator Sally Kohn thinks rocks being thrown are no big deal. Tony breaks down how the anti-Trump zealots try to excuse lies that have no excuse; rocks can kill and have killed, and everyone knows it.

Twitter has made their position clear: The First Amendment ain’t worth a crap. And no, Ellen Barkin, Mississippi is not made up of a bunch of racists.

QUICK HIT – An Inside Look At Dem Rep. Eric Swalwell’s Dystopian Fantasy Of Forced Gun Confiscation In America

Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA) wrote an op-ed at USA Today where he called for a mandatory gun buy-back on “assault weapons.” In his headline, he also stated that America should go after, “resisters.”

When Twitter users pushed back against this idea, Rep. Swalwell chided them, saying the US government has “nukes,” so it’s not like Americans could fight back.

Tony Katz takes a look at this idea, and explains how Rep. Swalwell has never thought through his idea. Tony explains the pitfalls, impossibilities and flat-out madness of his ugly, anti-American idea. Then, Tony takes us down the ‘what if?’ road. If Rep. Swalwell tried to take America’s guns, here’s the dystopian reality he would bring to the nation.

QUICK HIT – Tyler Spady Was At Borderline Bar and Grill When The Shooting Happened. He Tells Tony Katz What He Saw

A bar in Thousand Oaks, CA was attacked by a former Marine with apparent mental issues. 12 people were killed, and the attacker took his own life.

Tyler Spady, 22, was at the Borderline Bar and Grill when it happened, and told Tony Katz what he saw – including seeing the attacker turn his direction to fire his weapon – and how he and others escaped.

Tim Donnelly and Maria Conchita Alonso Talk About California, Censorship and Values

Many have been talking about the story of Maria Conchita Alonso, the actress who was let go from a stage presentation of “The Vagina Monologues” because of her support of California Assemblyman and gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly.

They join Tony Katz to talk about what happened, about the future of California and what it takes to stand up for one’s values.

It’s an upbeat and insightful interview.

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Tony Katz Tonight Radio – 1/20/14 – The Wendy Davis Lies Hour and Guests Maria Conchita Alonso and Tim Donnelly

Between the lies of Wendy Davis and the censorship of Hollywood and New York, its a full day on Tony Katz Tonight. Tony starts with the story of Maria Conchita Alonso being let go from a stage production for starring in a political ad with California gubernatorial candidate Tim Donnelly. Both appear on the program. Tim explains the simple fixes to make California better. Maria clarifies the record; She wasn’t fired, but left because the theater was threatened and the people in the production were threatened because of her involvement.

That’s much better.

Also, the great film Frack Nation is tossed out of the Frozen River Film Festival, while lying filmmaker Josh Fox is able to screen his anti-fracking screed Gasland 2. Want more censorship? How about the Governor of New York Andy Cuomo saying there is no room in NY for “pro-lifers” or “gun owners?” The tolerant Left, indeed.

Then, it’s Wendy Davis hour. She’s become the darling of the political Left for her pro-abortion views and darling pink sneakers. But when the details of her own story fall apart, we see what kind of woman the Left is supporting. Tony takes the hour to talk about it, because MSNBC thinks its wrong to talk about it.

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Hollywood Hates Freedom Of Expression

 

Hollywood is filled with self-proclaimed open-minded Progressives — accepting of everyone and all of their unique differences that should be celebrated. Right until you say something they disagree with, then they throw you out of their productions.

This is exactly what happened to Latina actress Maria Conchita Alonso. Alonso appeared in an ad for Republican gubernatorial candidate, Assemblyman Tim Donnelly. In the ad, Alonso translates what Donnelly says into Spanish — sometimes word for word, other times hilariously. The ad is designed to reach out to the hispanic community and show that it’s OK to disagree on some issues but, clearly, this man is California’s best hope for the future.

For her appearance in the ad, Alonso was tossed from a Spanish-speaking production of “The Vagina Monologues.” According to the producer:

“We really can’t have her in the show, unfortunately,” Eliana Lopez, the producer, told KPIX 5 of Maria Conchita Alonso’s resignation on Friday from the cast of Brava! For Women in the Arts’ upcoming Spanish performance of the Eve Ensler play.

“Of course she has the right to say whatever she wants. But we’re in the middle of the Mission. Doing what she is doing is against what we believe.”

The group opposes Assemblyman Donnelly, who has formed Minuteman groups and is opposed to the open border policies of California.

They also oppose any woman of color — or of ethnicity — not following in lockstep. This isn’t about opposition of policy, this is about ex-communicating those who refuse to engage Borg-like mentality because of their physical characteristics. Just like Juan Williams was tossed from NPR, as well as being told that he had mental issues when he openly discussed his feelings about seeing Muslims in traditional attire, Alonso has been denied the ability to make a living and dropped from this production.

Hollywood hates any freedom of expression that isn’t theirs. As I posted on Facebook, “You need to understand that the double standard in Hollywood is real. Free speech/free expression is not allowed for those who disagree with the progressive left.”  It is beyond them that anyone — never mind a woman of color — could have a different point of view on immigration, or taxation, or gun rights. And, for your betrayal, you lose work.

This is what they do to a high profile actress. Imagine what they do to the grips, gaffers, make-up artists and other “below the line” employees? I take that back. You don’t need to imagine anymore.

(This article was originally posted on Rare.)

What Is With Illinois?

Here is my latest. This was originally posted onTownHall.com:

Living in California, it is difficult to find fault with other states. California has 12% of the US population, but over 30% of the nation’s welfare recipients. California recently voted to increase the tax burden – actually, some non-tax paying Californians decided to raise taxes on other tax paying Californians – on both individuals and corporations. California is the land of job killing Cap And Trade. It is the land of corruption, so ingrained it’s generational, political and moral graf.

Illinois is closing in fast.

Standard & Poors recently lowered Illinois’ credit rating from A to A-, which puts it in a tie with California as the lowest-rated state. Illinois’ pension obligations are massive, and only 39% funded. The state has $97 billion in unfunded mandates, with $17 million added every day.

According to Bloomberg News, Illinois owes an additional $9 billion to creditors. A planned sale of $500 million in general obligation securities (bonds) may not help their credit woes. Moody’s is considering a credit downgrade as well.

Add to this Illinois raising their personal income tax rate to 5%, which was voted on in 2011. The tax hike is scheduled to sunset in 2015, returning to 3%. Anyone taking odds on whether those tax increases are extended? Anyone? Bueller?

Despite their economic problems, Illinois officials still find ways to fleece the citizens all they can. Lottery official Mike Jones took an all expenses paid trip to London to partake in a conference to talk about ways to market the lottery more effectively. Jones, according to sources, has taken a few other trips as well:

According to Jones’ travel vouchers obtained by Illinois Review, in a little over a year, Mr. Jones has traveled to Washington, DC (twice), San Francisco, London, Rome, Ireland, Atlanta, Montreal, Las Vegas (twice) and Barcelona. Nice work if you can get it….We have no doubt Mr. Jones conducted some business while away on the taxpayers’ dime, but the troubling words “personal time” keep popping up on his travel vouchers while he was in places such as London and Rome.

Aside from their economic woes come their cultural failings. Until a Court forced its hand, Illinois was the only state in the Union that did not allow for the concealed carry of firearms with a CCW permit. It took a recent decision by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to change that stance. Ruling that Illinois can not deny residents an opportunity for a CCW license, the Court questioned the state’s rationale:

Illinois had to provide us with more than merely a rational basis for believing that its uniquely sweeping ban is justified by an increase in public safety. It has failed to meet this burden.

A law for obtaining a CCW has to be in place by June of 2013 (180 days after the December, 2012 decision.) No doubt, the state’s elected officials will do everything in their power to make the process of obtaining a CCW – allowing residents to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights – as complex and convoluted as possible.

Take a look at Illinois’ elected officials, who blatantly exploit their positions. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former henchman to President Obama, recently sent a letter to major bank officials asking them to stop providing lines of credit to gun manufacturers. Illinois has a series of gun manufacturers in the state, including Armalite.

According to web sources, Armalite employees 50-200 people, and has sales of over $13 million per year. How long will they stay, given elected officials want to employ economic tyranny against them? The same kind of economic tyranny that Bank of America attempted on American Spirit Arms when they stopped providing their merchant services, or in April 2012, when they ended their business relationship with McMillian Firearms Manufacturing.

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that gun control is not a “constitutional issue.” Speaking at California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein’s press conference on annihilating the 2nd Amendment (wait…it wasn’t about annihilating the 2nd Amendment? Really?) he stated:

This just isn’t a matter of an issue of the Constitution, it’s an issue of conscience, an issue of conscience

It was former Rep. Phil Hare (D-IL 17) who, when asked in 2010 about Obamacare and its potential constitutionality, said, “I don’t worry about the Constitution on this.” Responding that the Supreme Court can rule on its consitutionality is one thing. Not worrying about the Constitution is something horrifically different, considering that every elected official takes an oath to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

And consider President Obama himself, a product of the Chicago way. The US Court of Appeals ruled his ploy to expand recess powers was unconstitutional. On the debt limit, he (with support from perennial lapdog Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)) sought ways to raise the limit without Congress. He has discussed about how he would like to “go it alone” on immigration reform, lamenting that it’s not the way our “messy” democracy work. Translation: The Constitution is getting in the way.

The Land of Lincoln is dominated by elected officials of personal ambition, duplicitous morals and constitution-shredding agendas. Everyday, another story emerges that shamefully pushes Illinois further down the food chain, joining California on the sea floor.

Speaking on May 17th

Westwood Tea PartySee you all at 3pm on Sunday, May 17th.  I will be speaking, along with some very smart and funny people (like Evan Sayet), at the Westwood Tea Party, to take on Propositions 1A-1F.  These Propositions are voted on in California on Tuesday, May 19th.

My talk, however, will focus on how far we have come, how far we can go, and laying out the case for Principle over Party.  Hope to see you there.  Be sure to say hello.