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:

Jerry Brown’s California: Devastation, Plunder, Economic Failure

Oct 14, 2017 — Katy Grimes

People like me have been explaining for many years that California is an example of leftist policies to avoid, and the poster child state of what not to do unless state suicide is the goal. California has become the Greece of the United States, and is cracking up. But this crack-up isn’t funny, as I cover in my new book co-authored with Jim Lacy, California’s War Against Donald Trump: Who Wins? Who Loses?”

Despite the dire circumstances, the ravenous left in California continues at breakneck speed to implement so many detrimental, dangerous laws and policies, that Jack, the amoral leader in “Lord of the Flies,” would blush. Stranded on an island, this group of schoolboys degenerate into savagery. It sounds like California, doesn’t it?


California Democrats Schooled On Definition of ‘Hate Speech’ At Hearing

Oct 5, 2017 — Katy Grimes

There is a rumor going around the California State Capitol that the Legislature is about to vote on a ban of humor in the state, because every time someone laughs at something funny, it is apparently at the expense of someone else’s feelings.

If this sounds silly, the Senate hearing held Tuesday, ostensibly on “hate speech,” was even more nonsensical.


Judge Smacks Down CA Attorney General For “Misleading” Ballot Initiative LanguageJudge S

Sep 25, 2017 — Katy Grimes

In a stunning court rebuke of the state Attorney General’s Office, a Sacramento Superior Court Judge announced Friday that Xavier Becerra’s title and summary for the Repeal of the Gas Tax initiative is “misleading and is likely to create prejudice against the measure”—and that he’d “do a rewrite himself” to make it clear the measure would repeal Jerry Brown‘s increases gas taxes and vehicle fees.

California Attorney General Becerra’s title placed on the gas-tax repeal reads: “Eliminates recently enacted road repair and transportation funding by repealing revenues dedicated for those purposes.”


SEXUAL REVOLUTIONARIES AND CULTURAL MARXISTS INFILTRATING OUR SCHOOLS

Sep 21, 2017 — Katy Grimes

“Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.”—G.K. Chesterson

Concerned parents of school-aged children know that sexual revolutionaries and cultural Marxists are destroying our public schools and universities. But Charter schools were thought to be safe from these dark ideological radicals.

Sexual revolutionaries and cultural Marxists believe that there are no differences between men and women, and that “male” and “female” are merely social constructs.


Should Some Lawyer-Politicians be Disbarred?

Sep 16, 2017 — Katy Grimes

What recourse do American voters have with elected officials, and especially those who are attorneys, who knowingly pass illegal laws and policies, which violate the Constitution?

California will now offer a third gender option on driver’s licenses and birth certificates for “nonbinary” people who do not identify as male or female under a bill headed to Gov. Jerry Brown.


The California Left’s ‘Reality’ is Anything But

Sep 11, 2017 — Katy Grimes

California is known to the rest of the country as the land of fruits and nuts, and “Commiefornia,” and the Democrats in charge are not letting that reputation go unheeded.

A law that would criminalize the ‘misgendering’ of transgender persons is about to pass the California Legislature, and could result in a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in prison. What perfect timing for this social justice bill since the news of the “intolerant” 6-year-old who accidentally “misgendered” a classmate. Lock her up!

There is no tolerance for dissent or diversity of opinion in California, and certainly no tolerance for the “intolerant.”


Sacramento Appeasers Pay Gang Members To Not Kill People

Sep 8, 2017 — Katy Grimes

“An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.”Winston Churchill

While President Donald Trump has vowed that United States authorities will “destroy” the gang MS-13 as part of his crackdown on crime, the Sacramento City Council voted unanimously last week to pay gang members $1.5 Million to not kill people.


CA Gov. Jerry Brown’s Failed Shadow Presidency

Sep 7, 2017 — Katy Grimes

While California drowns in debt, its public schools are failing and ranked with some of the lowest reading scores in the country, criminals are being let out of prison and jails and crime is spiking, water is cut off to our farmers, illegal aliens and “refugees” are arriving in droves as Democrats are trying to pass legislation making California a sanctuary state, one dam we know of may still blow apart (who knows about the rest…), bridges are falling down, highways are crumbling, and Democrats flout federal election laws by allowing millions of illegals to vote, Jerry and his corrupt Democrats in the statehouse (and feckless Republicans) are introducing bills at lightning speed to add regulations, massive tax increases, more gun control, restricting more freedoms, all while prattling on about climate change and nuclear war.


SPLC Lables AFA Conference ‘Hate Group’

Aug 25, 2017 — Katy Grimes

SPLC Hate Map

Following the American Freedom Alliance conference Sunday at which I was a speaker, the vile Southern Poverty Law Center published an article this week, “American Freedom Alliance Event Blames Immigrants for California’s ‘Destruction.’”

The American Freedom Alliance’s Sunday morning Los Angeles conference was titled, “From Gold to Dust: The Destruction of California.” While the 2016 conference was focused on radical Islam, this conference topic was California’s excessive regulations and taxation, with panels on education, environmentalism, one immigration panel, regulations and taxation, and one party state issues.


Paying Protesters To Destabilize the U.S.

Aug 18, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Wealthy leftists engage professional grievance hustlers to pay protesters to destabilize and destroy America. And people are standing by watching like a train wreck in slow motion, waiting for someone else to do something.

At anti-Trump protests during the election, protesters admitted they answered ads on Craigslist and were getting paid to protest Trump. The protests are largely paid for by George Soros, MoveOn.org, reclusive billionaire Jonathan Lewis, and pushed by David Brock at Media Matters for America. I’ve been writing about this for several years.


California’s Political Water Scams Back on Ballot

Aug 16, 2017 — Katy Grimes

My 2016 article, Why Can’t California Farmers Get the Water They Need?, exposed Gov. Brown’s shadow government appointees at the State Water Resources Control Board that ordered the release of massive amounts of water from the New Melones Reservoir and Lake Tulloch, to save a dozen fish, and how Gov. Brown systematically booted a number of qualified people off of the California Water Commission, the body that is deciding how to spend $2.7 billion in public funds for Prop. 1 Water Bond water storage projects.

Also revealed was Gerald Meral—a shadowy figure continuously involved in a series of dubious parks, natural resource and water bond ballot initiatives. Meral is also the highly controversial Natural Resources deputy secretary who famously claimed, “BDCP [Bay Delta Conservation Plan ] is not about, and has never been about saving the Delta. The Delta cannot be saved,” as, in April 2013, he directed the BCDP for Gov. Jerry Brown’s effort to build the peripheral Delta tunnels.


‘INCLUSIVE’ DEMOCRATS SPEW HATE

Aug 5, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Immediately following the November 2016 election of Donald J. Trump as President, In Our America yard signs started showing up in predominantly liberal neighborhoods all across America. In my own urban neighborhood in downtown Sacramento, made up of more than 90% Democrat voters, the signs popped up like weeds from yard to yard.

On the Nextdoor app in my city, residents even posted asking where to purchase the signs (in violation of the Nextdoor rules, BTW). I immediately made myself unpopular (as if I care) when I noted that the signs are greatly political and were created by the Portland, Oregon group, Nasty Women Get # Done PDX. Wow. The fur started flying when I pointed out that the Nasty Women support “Black Lives Matter, and I listed several of the feminist causes and groups they support, trying to show how political and one-sided this sign is, including:


California Swamp: CA Democrat House Members Hired Muslim Brotherhood Awan Brothers

Aug 4, 2017 — Katy Grimes

In post—9/11 America, “If you see something, say something” has become the unofficial slogan of the Department of Homeland Security, with the idea of enlisting American citizens to help identify real terrorism threats. Yet California Democrats in Congress apparently ignored this advisory with their silence, support and promotion of possible terrorists in their own workplace.

The Congressional hacking suspects—the Pakistani born Awan brothers—ran the Information Technology (IT) for dozens of Democrat congressmen and women, and could read every email and communication sent or received. Members of the California Democrat House delegation also hired the Awan brothers, along with nearly 30 more House Democrats as a “shared employee,” according to Legistorm.


Why It Matters That CA Assembly Leaders Mayes and Olsen Had an Affair

Jul 27, 2017 — Katy Grimes

While I am a political analyst more comfortable with legislation and policy, occasionally the personal lives of politicians become entangled with politics and even policy. The affair of Republican Assembly Leader Chad Mayes and former Assembly Leader Kristen Olsen is one such situation where personal lives intersected with politics. This is personal and difficult to write about however, it is necessary.

The shamelessness exhibited in politics today is not new. But the current willingness by Republicans to sell out is audacious and unprincipled.


Trump Visits Boy Scout National Jamobree To Massive Applause

Jul 26, 2017 — Katy Grimes

At the annual National Boy Scout Jamboree in West Virginia, President Trump spoke to a massive crowd of 40,000 scouts. The scouts chanted “We Love Trump!” to the President.

“By the way, just a question,” Trump said. “Did President Obama ever come to a Jamboree?” The crowd roared back, “No,” Fox News reported. In his eight years as President, Obama was always too busy to attend a Jamboree of Boy Scouts.

Trump said Boy Scouts believe in putting America first, and referenced the Boy Scout Law, which the Scouts finished chanting in unison. Trump paused while they finished and said he was impressed.


CA GOP Swamp Sells Out to Dems on Corrupt Cap and Trade

Jul 20, 2017 — Katy Grimes

As the California Legislature voted Monday to extend the corrupt Cap and Trade taxing and regulatory program by 10 years, eight turncoat Republican legislators voted with the Democrats. They received support from the California Chamber of Commerce, the California Manufacturing and Technology Association, along with several other big biz groups. But they didn’t just reach across the aisle and vote with compadres—Republicans provided cover for three Assembly Democrats in targeted seats who couldn’t or wouldn’t vote for the cap and trade extension.

That’s how phony this deal is. Think about this: there are three Democrats who are in targeted Assembly seats, so they didn’t think voting in favor of extending cap and trade would sit well with their constituents.  They didn’t have any real system of ideas and ideals that forms the basis of economic or political theory and policy. They are just counting votes.

Democrats don’t care about reducing pollution, or asthmatic children in Los Angleles, or the dorrupt scheme of cap and trade: they care about money and control. And Republicans don’t care about it either apparently.


‘There You Go Again’ Liberals, Denying Our ‘Rendezvous With Destiny’

Jul 5, 2017 — Katy Grimes

As crazed Democrats are trying to impeach our duly elected United States President, important reminders by our founding fathers and greatest modern day Presidents and world leaders are never more relevant.

“Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.”Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

America’s second President and drafter of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson warned,The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases.”

The purpose of liberty is to allow human life to flourish. While the rest of the country embraced the chance to regain freedom and liberty by electing Donald Trump President, in California, the state government has exponentially grown, causing the Golden State to no longer flourish—and liberty is decreasing.


Radical Feminists Troll Rep. McClintock, Then Claim Victimhood

Jun 30, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Recently radical activists forced California GOP Rep. Tom McClintock to need police escorts out of district town hall meetings when things turned violent.

Yet in another hit piece on McClintock Wednesday, the Sacramento Bee clearly sided with the same feminist activists who trolled his district town hall meetings, and then claimed the Congressman’s office threatened them when they called in.

The Bee writer, Anita Chabria, who claims to be a “race, immigration and social justice reporter” interviewed three women for the article who claim to be victims. “They started saying that we were impeding…the functioning of a federal office and that we were in violation of a federal law,” said Alisa Jaffe Holleron. “I felt like it was threatening. I felt like they were telling me I was breaking a law and if you break a law you can get in trouble.”


US Sen. Kamala Harris, Dems, Abuse Offices for Witch-Hunt of Investigative Journalists

Jun 29, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Undercover videos surfaced in 2015 showing Planned Parenthood officials openly discussing buying and selling the body parts and organs from aborted babies for research. Rather than opening an investigation into Planned Parenthood for trafficking in human body parts, California’s then-Attorney General Kamala Harris, a Democrat, filed charges against the undercover investigators, David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt of the Center for Medical Progress. Harris ordered Daleiden’s home to be raided, and using 11 agents, confiscated video research and evidence, in an attempt to prevent millions of people from seeing what actually goes on inside Planned Parenthood.

Harris’s successor, appointed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, also a Democrat, egregiously brought 15 felony charges against Daleiden and co-investigator Sandra Merritt for making public “confidential communications” and “invasion of privacy,” even though the videos were filmed in public places, the Independent Journal Review reported. However, last week, a California court ruled that 14 of the 15 counts against Daleiden and Merritt were legally insufficient, and dismissed all but one of the criminal charges against them.


In an editorial, even the Los Angeles Times noted: “Never in the history of California has anyone been charged with a crime for an undercover investigation. There was a recent similar case of animal abuse being outed by undercover videos. No charges were brought in that case.”


Both Sides Aren’t Violent

Jun 22, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Free speech is under assault in America. And in California, free speech is being bushwhacked. People are attacked just for having patriotic bumper stickers on their cars. Trump supporters who attend rallies are threatened, assaulted, beat up, and in a weekend attack in Santa Monica, a 28-year old man was knifed nine times! The only people being attacked are Trump supporters. The media lie “both sides do it” is repugnant; both sides are not violent.

The Navy Jack flag flying from my house was set on fire shortly before the November 8th presidential election. We fly it at the behest of our son, a Naval officer, who was deployed to the Middle East at the time. It’s an historical flag. But the dunderheads who set it afire have no idea that the Navy Jack flag is flown from all commissioned naval vessels. Duh.

In my urban Sacramento neighborhood of 6,000 homes, I counted three Trump signs and one Trump flag being displayed during the election. However, it appeared that every other house had HILLARY signs displayed, and every Prius and Subaru wagon displayed I’m With HER bumper stickers next to COEXIST, BOYCOTT ISRAEL, Proud Witch, and Obama 2008.