Katy Grimes


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Katy Grimes is an investigative journalist, Senior Correspondent with the Flash Report, ReaganBabe, and Senior Media Fellow with Energy and Environmental Institute. A longtime political analyst, she has written for The Sacramento Union, The Washington Examiner, Watchdog.org, The Pacific Research Institute’s CalWatchdog, The San Francisco Examiner, The Business Journal, E&E Legal, The Sacramento Bee, Legal Insurrection, Canada Free Press, and Laura Ingraham’s LifeZette, and can be heard regularly on many talk radio shows each week.

Most Recent Articles by Katy Grimes:

Is CA Senate Rigging Report In Harassment Probe of Sen. Tony Mendoza?

Feb 16, 2018 — Katy Grimes

President Pro Tem Kevin DeLeon, Sen. Tony Mendoza
In an exclusive interview to the Flash Report, a California State Senate senior staffer revealed a behind-the-scenes plot to save, or at least continue the Senate paycheck of Democrat Senator Tony Mendoza (Artesia), who in multiple media reports and news articles is alleged to be a serial sexual harasser of women in his own Senate office.

The Senate staffer, who has worked several years in the Legislature under multiple leaders, requested anonymity for fear of workplace reprisals.


#MeToo CA Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Accused of Sexual Harassment

Feb 10, 2018 — Katy Grimes

#MeToo CA Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia Accused of Sexual Harassment
Thursday it was revealed that the #MeToo Movement may be compromised by one of its leaders, Democrat Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, after new sexual harassment allegations against her surfaced.

Politico reported:

California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia—whose high-profile advocacy of the #MeToo movement earned her national media notice—is herself the subject of a state legislative investigation in the wake of a report that she sexually harassed and groped a former legislative staffer.


California Sh*thole: Leftist Politicians Playing Politics With CA Businesses

Feb 7, 2018 — Katy Grimes

California Sh*thole: Leftist Politicians Playing Politics With CA Businesses

For many years I have written about the horrendous challenges California business owners face because of legislatively-imposed environmental regulations, business-killing regulations and labor laws, hostile politicians and city councils, and government-sanctioned labor union attacks on non-union businesses. Few politicians have ever run a business or owned a business, and even fewer appreciate what it takes to grow a business

Whether it is Gerawan Farming fighting the corrupted California Agriculture Labor Relations Board and United Farm Workers labor union thugs attempting to take over, or Maglite flashlight inventor and company owner Anthony Maglica, who has been in a battle with the State of California over the “Made in the USA” label on his flashlight packaging (exclusively made in California), these and other businesses and employers are under constant siege by the state and local politicians over business killing regulations, laws, militant environmentalists, and anti-business fanatics


Oust California Teacher and Councilman Who Called Military ‘Dumbsh*ts’

Jan 31, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Oust California Teacher and Councilman Who Called Military 'Dumbsh*ts'
I’m just a Navy mom of a United States Naval Academy graduate who is currently a Navy special ops officer, and has had two long Middle East deployments. I wasn’t going to weigh in on the liberal California councilman and public school teacher who told his students “military are ‘dumbsh*ts” and “lowest of our low.” That is, until I read that the school district officials of Gregory Salcido, El Rancho High School history teacher and a current member of the Pico Rivera City Council, were covering for him, even after he said when speaking about our military, “They’re the frickin’ lowest of our low,” in one of three videos that surfaced last week.

My son’s USNA education was a scholarship, valued in 2007 at $300,000. Around 1,000 freshly minted plebe midshipmen receive this scholarship every year through The United States Naval Academy. The USNA’s ranking by U.S. News and World Report is #1 for the Top Public School, and # 2 by Forbes. Additionally, the United States Naval Academy’s ranking in the 2018 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges 21.


***thole California Part lll: Democrat Mafia To Extort Profits From CA Businesses

Jan 25, 2018 — Katy Grimes

***thole California Part lll: Democrat Mafia To Extort Profits From CA Businesses
California’s Democrats are on an accelerated path of destruction of the once Golden State. In Parts l and Part ll of my series on how California’s leftist Democrats have turned the Golden State into a sh*thole, I explain how California’s ruling party is doubling down on business-destroying policies, energy destroying policies, education destroying policies, and policies destroying California’s abundant natural resources. The new law claiming sanctuary state status is blatantly unconstitutional, as is “legalizing” marijuana.


The Ludicrous March of the Ugly Pink-Hatters

Jan 22, 2018 — Katy Grimes

The Ludicrous March of the Ugly Pink-Hatters
The latest women’s march is more proof that these leftists—and they all are leftists—are empty-headed imbeciles. Billed as demonstrations in support of “female empowerment,” this march of ugly, angry leftists doesn’t understand that the rest of us are laughing at them. They are having an annual emotional flare-up, a temper tantrum, but they can’t articulate what they are upset about.

“People are realizing we can’t just march, we have to vote,” said Regina Bateson, a leftist candidate for Congress running against Republican Rep. Tom McClintock, the Sacramento Bee reported. Does Ms. Bateson and her fellow marchers not know that the 19th amendment, which granted women the right to vote, was passed by Congress June 4, 1919, and ratified on August 18, 1920?


How California Democrats Have Turned The Golden State Into A ‘****thole’ Part ll

Jan 18, 2018 — Katy Grimes

How California Democrats Have Turned The Golden State Into A '****thole' Part ll
How many ways can California’s leftist Democrats turn the Golden State into a sh*thole? In Part l,  I addressed the outbound migration of California’s hard working middle class, as well as millennials choosing low-tax states to live and work. Despite this, California’s ruling party is doubling down on business-destroying policies, energy destroying policies, education destroying policies, and policies destroying California’s abundant natural resources.

A few examples:


The new word of the week accurately describes California

Jan 16, 2018 — Katy Grimes

The new word of the week accurately describes California
Despite so-called “progressives” promising their policies will create a Soviet-style worker’s paradise, California’s leftist Democrats have turned the once Golden State into a sh*thole through decades of leftist policies penalizing and demonizing employers, businesses, property owners, innovators, entrepreneurs—and really, anyone who wants to work hard and get ahead. These hard working people are responding by fleeing liberal California for conservative red states.

The perception across America is that California is the state people are leaving. And that perception is accurate.


Failed State California: Overtaxed, Overregulated, Overopinionated, and Underhanded

Jan 12, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Failed State California: Overtaxed, Overregulated, Overopinionated, and Underhanded
More is never enough for California politicians, as evidenced by our highest-in-the-nation taxes. The once-Golden State of opportunity and innovation ranks 48th in the Tax Foundation’s 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. Again. Back in 2012 I wrote about our lousy 48th ranking, and that was before Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 passed, which dramatically increased sales and income taxes. And it was before the California Legislature passed yet another massive gas/diesel tax on the state’s drivers, making California’s the highest gas taxes in the nation.


California Cities’ Shakedown of Oil Industry Wrought With Fraud

Jan 11, 2018 — Katy Grimes

California Cities' Shakedown of Oil Industry Wrought With Fraud
Environmentalists claim global warming can be mitigated, but only if humans are forced to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This pseudo-science is what California’s leftist politicians have adopted to control human activity, and the unelected bureaucrats at the California Air Resources Board based its cap-and-trade carbon auction program on.

Now, seven California municipalities—four cities and three counties—are suing Exxon Mobil Corp. and other major oil producers to force those companies to cover the costs and hold fossil-fuel companies responsible for climate-change costs of sea walls and other coastal infrastructure projects,  the Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week in “California Municipalities’ Debt Disclosures Contrast With Climate Warnings.


Pot is A Dangerous ‘Recreation’

Jan 3, 2018 — Katy Grimes

Pot is A Dangerous 'Recreation'
Voters legalized pot several years ago in Colorado and Washington State.  They were promised increased tax revenue increases and better-educated children for their vote. For the love of money and claims of liberty, disasters are now unfolding in both states.

Now California is embarking on likely the same disastrous path, if not worse, despite copious amounts of destructive evidence.


Pardon Me, Governor Brown

Dec 31, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Skid Row in LA
Pardonne moi, Governor Jerry Brown, but California is a cesspool and you are giving absolution to criminals.

Brown’s smug ‘burn it down and leave’ attitude, together with all of the left, is based on the self-righteous belief that more than half of the country does not know what’s good for them—and liberals and leftists do. They hate us for not aspiring to their glamorous and important lives, and then feel compelled to tell us how to live.


CA Media Colluding With Dems: Hypocrisy On Sex Harassment Cases

Dec 22, 2017 — Katy Grimes

CA Media Colluding With Dems: Hypocrisy On Sex Harassment CasesAre we witnessingthe collapse of journalism?

A recording surfaced in 2009 in which then-Assemblyman Mike Duvall (R-Yorba Linda) is heard bragging about extramarital escapades with two women on an open microphone in an Assembly Committee hearing.Duvall, married and a father, immediately resigned from his position.


Former CA Assemblywoman Says ‘Huggy Bear’ Sen. Hertzberg Groped Her

Dec 15, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Former CA Assemblywoman Says 'Huggy Bear' Sen. Hertzberg Groped Her
The flood of sexual groping, assault and harassment complaints in California’s State Capitol is turning into a tsunami. So far, accusations have been levied by women against State Senator Tony Mendoza (D-Artesia), Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Arleta),  Assemblyman Matt Dababneh (D-Los Angeles), Assemblyman Devin Mathis (R-Visalia),  and more to come. The"whisper network” inside of the Capitol tells much: Several additional lawmakers are being named as harassers, and I heard that one leader’s Chief of Staff contacted former female staffers to offer incentives to avert any potential accusations. Ouch.

In a lengthy conversation with former Assemblywoman Linda Halderman Tuesday, she shared some very disturbing incidences that took place when she was a freshman Assemblywoman.


Narcissist Gov. Jerry Brown’s Diversions From Responsibility

Dec 12, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Narcissist Gov. Jerry Brown's Diversions From Responsibility

All Hell is breaking loose in California as residents are being burned out of their homes, neighborhoods and businesses, while Gov. Jerry Brown is jetting around the world spouting climate change propaganda. He calls this California’s ‘new normal.’ “With climate change, some scientists are saying Southern California is literally burning up, and burning up as maybe a metaphor or a description not just to the fires right here, but what we can expect over the next years and decades,” Brown said.

I say ‘propaganda’ because Brown loves to cloak himself in false religiosity (ironic as a seminary drop-out) for the purpose of manipulation. And obfuscation. And diversion.

While speaking at a summit of mayors at the Vatican in 2015, Brown pontificated that the world may have “gone over the edge” on global warming. “We’re talking about extinction,” Brown said. I’m assuming Brown and his entourage didn’t fly to Rome, or Paris, or Brussels, or China on solar powered planes.


We All Get Screwed In Capitol Affairs

Dec 6, 2017 — Katy Grimes

We All Get Screwed In Capitol Affairs
The same leftist culture that created rabid feminism is now condoning victim worship of all females who claim sexual harassment and assault—even before the facts are out. It’s apparent the left is confused, and really doesn’t stand for anything—except for their goal to completely destabilize and destroy traditional America.


ASSEMBLY HEARING TO EXPOSE AND REFORM CA’S PREDATORY POLITICAL SCENE

Nov 29, 2017 — Katy Grimes

ASSEMBLY HEARING TO EXPOSE AND REFORM CA'S PREDATORY POLITICAL SCENE
Alleged sexual harasser Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra announced his resignation from the Legislature Monday. But does anyone really think anything will change inside the predatory state Capitol?

Last week I was critical of Bocanegra’s faux resignation, when he announced he would leave at the end of his term in December 2018. “‘Not seeking reelection is not a resignation,” I wrote.


CA Supreme Court Decision ‘Preordained’ by Jerry Brown

Nov 29, 2017 — Katy Grimes

CA Supreme Court Decision 'Preordained' by Jerry Brown
“The Marxians love of Democratic institutions was a stratagem only, a pious fraud for the deception of the masses within A Socialist community there is no room left for Freedom.” Ludwig Von Mises

California Gov. Jerry Brown and the Democrat-supermajority State Legislature hold the state Supreme Court’s purse strings. Evidence of this can be found in the Monday California Supreme Court 7-0 decision in the Gerawan Farming case.

“California Supreme Court rules in favor of UFW in dispute with Gerawan Farming,” screamed one headline. Well, isn’t that special.

The California Supreme Court heard the Gerawan case earlier this fall on whether the state’s attempting to force mandatory agricultural labor union contracts violates the constitutional safeguard of equal protection. Fresno-based peach grower Gerawan Farming is one of the largest agriculture employers in the state.


Hypocrites: Demand ‘Due Process’ For Franken and Conyers Despite Exemptions From laws th

Nov 28, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Congressional Hypocrites Demand ‘Due Process’ For Sen. Franken and Rep. Conyers Despite Exemptions From Laws They Pass
If Rep. John Conyers and Sen. Al Franken ‘deserve’ due process as Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats insist, isn’t that a privilege provided to citizens held to all of the laws of the United States?

With every Congressional session, lawmakers violate Federalist #57:

“they can make no law which will not have its full operation on themselves and their friends, as well as on the great mass of the society. This has always been deemed one of the strongest bonds by which human policy can connect the rulers and the people together.”


CA’s Capitol ‘Unwanted Sexual Advances’ Problem and Official Cover Ups

Nov 24, 2017 — Katy Grimes

CA's Capitol 'Unwanted Sexual Advances' Problem and Official Cover Ups
With the casting couch being front page headlines in Hollywood, New York, Washington D.C. and in California’s State Capitol,“unwanted sexual advances” has become the latest unfortunate phrase in today’s news pages. Common to most stories is how perpetrators have protected themselves, with the help of high placed accomplices.

My previous article, “Capitol Cesspool: Dem. Sen. Nancy Skinner Involved in Cover-Up of Sexual Harassment?” identified just how deep the California Capitol swamp is, with then-Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, head of the Assembly Rules Committee, covering up sexual harassment in the Assembly in 2009.