Katy Grimes


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Katy Grimes is an investigative journalist, Senior Correspondent with the Flash Report, ReaganBaby, 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:

Reality Check: Public Officials Specialize in Fecklessness, Incompetence and Cowardice

May 24, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Apparently feckless, neutered police are also impacting safety and security in the United Kingdom, and not just on California college campuses. The horrific Manchester bombing at the Arianna Grande concert Monday evening, which killed at least 22 and injured more than 150,  might have been prevented if politically correct fecklessness within government wasn’t so rampant.

Adding to the fecklessness and politics, London Mayor Sadiq Khan said terrorism is “part and parcel” of urban life.

…Good to know given that I live in California, where our officials specialize in fecklessness, incompetence and cowardice.

Twisted Eco-Socialism in Sacramento With ‘Free’ Zipcars For the Poor

May 10, 2017 — Katy Grimes

The City of Sacramento, under the short reign of former State Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D), now Sacramento Mayor, just approved free electric Zipcars for residents of Sacramento’s public housing projects. Wow!

But don’t worry taxpayers – “The program is funded through a $1.3 million grant from the California Air Resources Board using cap-and-trade funds that businesses pay to offset their carbon emissions,” according to the Sacramento Bee. In other words, the money extorted from California businesses for the privilege of being allowed to continue doing business in this state, is paying for these free cars for people who don’t work.

Who Cares About Janet Napolitano’s Worthless Apology To CA Legislators?

May 4, 2017 — Katy Grimes

There are numerous news articles about University of California President Janet Napolitano apologizing to legislators this week over a state audit which found $175 million squirreled away in a secret account, while the UC universities were increasing tuition costs on students.

The problem is, her apology is hollow, meaningless, worthless, or any number of synonyms for her senseless drivel. She knows nothing will happen to her.

“UC President Janet Napolitano apologized to a joint legislative oversight committee on Tuesday, a week after a blistering state audit of UC’s central administration found tens of millions of dollars in reserve funds that weren’t publicly disclosed and accused the president’s office of interfering with a survey of campuses assessing the office’s effectiveness,” the San Jose Mercury News reported.

CA’s Gerawan Farming Files Motion to Disqualify Sen. Hall on Ag Labor Board

May 3, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Gerawan Farming just filed a motion with the ALRB to disqualify former Sen. Isadore Hall from making any decisions related to their pending cases. And for good reason. Not only does Sen. Hall have no experience in or related to agriculture,Hall even voted for the “farmworker overtime bill” to force more farming employersinto United Farm Workers union contracts.

At issue is Hall’s ability to be fair to agricultural employers because of his dependable support of union labor, and especially the United Farm Workers. The Gerawan Motion for Disqualification points out that Hall was assigned to a job where 90 percent of his work will be to adjudicate UFW-related issues, and half of his work will be Gerawan-related.

Senate Democrats Have No Clothes (Or Ethics), With ALRB Confirmation

Apr 26, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Democrats in the State Senate Thursday confirmed former Sen. Isadore Hall (D-Compton) to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board on a party line vote.

You’ll recall Hall’s recent “obscenity-laced tirade” and threats to use his position to ‘get’ several farmers who opposed his confirmation:

“Are you the mother******s here to testify against me tomorrow?” Hall then allegedly said, “I have a memory and I am going to get you,” delivering a threat.

My sources said Hall dropped the mother*****r F-bomb numerous times in a hair-raising, threatening tone to the farmers.

Hypocritical Leftists Cause Sacramento Brewer to Shut Down

Apr 15, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Freedom of information, speech and the press is firmly rooted in western democratic thought, and protected by the U.S. Constitution. But in California, apparently that western democratic thought isn’t so free anymore.

An East Sacramento brewery owner who faced a very public protest of his restaurant after he posted a critique of the women’s march on Facebook, has been forced to close his business.

“I am disgusted at all of the people and politicians that supported this anti-Trump event,” Murphy posted on his personal Facebook page in January—not on the Facebook page for Twelve Rounds Brewing Company.

“But Murphy’s post about the march was not his only political message,” the Sacramento Bee deviously reported. “He has made comments suggesting Barack Obama is a traitor and a Muslim; he referred to abortion as murder; and he made clear his disdain for Hillary Clinton throughout the recent presidential campaign.”

Jerry Brown’s Crumbling Road Show and Legislative Circus

Apr 10, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Democrats just passed the largest gas tax increase in California history. The deal is so bad they needed $1 Billion in payola to buy enough votes to pass it. And shamefully, only 60 percent of the gas tax collected from SB 1, authored by Democrat Senator Jim Beall (D-San Jose), will actually be used for road maintenance and repairs. Environmentalists got plenty of taxpayer-funded payola as well including money for more public transit, and for walking and bicycling projects.

SB 1 does nothing to relieve traffic congestion or expand highway lane capacity. If Democrats and Gov. Jerry Brown are trying to force California’s middle class out and small businesses, then it’s working.

California Senate Passes Unlawful ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill

Apr 4, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Democrats in the Senate Monday appeared to be headed for a very public brawl with the Trump administration over passage of SB 54, by Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), promoting unlawful sanctuary city policies for criminal illegal aliens.  SB 54 would prohibit local police departments and sheriffs’ deputies from assisting Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers and enforcing federal immigration laws.

Democrats need to rest and drink plenty of fluids because they have a serious case of “I Hate Trump” Fever. According to the Mayo Clinic, a fever is a sign of illness. However, if the fever is accompanied by a severe headache, stiff neck, and shortness of breath, a doctor should begin treatment. The Democrat-controlled California Senate exhibited all of these signs Monday while debating why California should become a sanctuary state to offer protections for criminal illegal aliens from local law enforcement.

John Cox: Putting Citizens Back in Charge of Government

Mar 31, 2017 — Katy Grimes

California’s promise of opportunity for everyone has been all but eradicated by gross political mismanagement, political corruption, and watered down representation. It’s time to drain the swamp in California politics.

While California voters overwhelmingly supported Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, when polled, Californians show strong signs of wanting political reform in the Golden State.

They may get their wish if John Cox has anything to say.

Jerry Brown Saving The World While California Burns

Mar 26, 2017 — Katy Grimes

“As a symbol of California’s commitment to the environment and combatting climate change, the Department of General Services (DGS), in cooperation with the Joint Rules Committee, will turn off the State Capitol dome lights for one hour (from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) this Saturday, March 25th, to observe Earth Hour.”

We’re going to turn the dome lights off, but leave all the internal ones on. That makes sense…

They’re too busy saving the world while the state burns.

And Jerry Brown “is mulling ways to prevent the end of the world,” according to the SacBee. “I think the world is getting closer to the brink of destruction,” Gov. Brown said. “It’s bad. And there is goofing off on a bunch of sidebar activity, in my opinion. What we have to do is everything possible to at least start talking.”

Former Sen. Isadore Hall, Now ALRB Member, Levels Threats in Obscenity-laced Tirade

Mar 15, 2017 — Katy Grimes

A letter from Sen. Andy Vidak (R-Hanford) spelled out an appalling episode, in which several fruit growers whom Hall allegedly threatened, on the eve of his confirmation hearing to the Agricultural Labor Relations Board.

Vidak said he personally heard from several witnesses that on the eve of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Rules committee, that ALRB Commissioner Isadore Hall, “in an obscenity-laced tirade, threatened to use his position to ‘get’ several farmers who oppose his confirmation.  The incident occurred at the Hyatt on February 28,” Vidak wrote.

Feb. 28 was the date of the California Fresh Fruit Association Annual Government Relations Trip in Sacramento. In the evening, many of the members met in the bar at the Hyatt, where they were confronted by former Senator Hall.

I also heard about Hall’s “obscenity-laced tirade.” I was told Hall said, “Are you the mother******s here to testify against me tomorrow?” Hall then allegedly said, “I have a memory and I am going to get you,” delivering a threat. My sources said Hall dropped the mother*****r F-bomb numerous times in a hair-raising, threatening tone to the farmers.

Feminist Gender Hustlers On the March Wednesday

Mar 10, 2017 — Katy Grimes

In 2015, it was discovered that in the California Assembly, under Democrat control, women made 92 cents on the dollar compared to men. In the Senate, women made 94 cents on the dollar compared to men.

Hillary Clinton, the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, and feminist against unequal pay for women, paid her own female employees $15,708.38 less than her male staffers when she was a U.S. senator from New York. This happened under Democrats Gender Hustlers.

Sen. Pres. de León Claims Sen. Janet Nguyen ‘enjoyed the 15 minutes of fame,’ Over Senate Eject

Mar 7, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Several hundred members of the Vietnamese American community traveled to the State Capitol in Sacramento, CA Monday to demonstrate their support of Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), including more than 100 Vietnamese Americans who rode the bus from Nguyen’s Orange County district.

Nguyen was forcibly removed from the Senate Floor Feb. 23, 2017 for speaking about the late Senator Tom Hayden, and his involvement with communists in Vietnam. Hayden’s memory triggers outrage in the Vietnamese community.

The rally Monday was a patriotic event, with most of the Vietnamese carrying American flags, and the flag of Vietnam, and many wearing American flag clothing. As the rally officially began, America’s National Anthem was sung, followed by the Vietnamese National Anthem.

Spoiled, Selfish Congressional Dem Women Pretend Suffrage

Mar 3, 2017 — Katy Grimes

A group of Democrat Congresswomen attempted to make an impression in the House chamber Tuesday night for President Donald Trump’s first a joint session of Congress.

Like giggling pre-pubescent girls, they decided to all dress alike… but in white, like Suffragettes of the late 1800’s.

It was an epic fail.