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:

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.

The Left Is Rotting From Within

Jun 16, 2017 — Katy Grimes

There is great evil afoot in this country. The left is imploding before our very eyes. But it is a rot from within, and it is self-imposed. The Democrat Party has no substantive platform any longer other than obstruction, “resist,” foul-mouthed vulgarity, violence, anger, and excessive whining.

This rot is manifesting itself in some very public displays:

Campus snowflakes are working overtime at colleges and universities across the country to shut down speech. They are rioting, destroying property, and openly fighting professors whose curriculum offends their sense of social justice. If that isn’t enough scurrilous behavior, these pathetic snowflakes are now demanding racially segregated graduation ceremonies, dormitories, and white students and professors are told to leave campuses for a “day without whites.” I remember when desegregation was worth marching for.

Gov. Jerry Brown’s Treasonous Trip To China

Jun 10, 2017 — Katy Grimes

On a trip to China to meet with the Communist dictator President Xi Jinping, California Governor Jerry Brown is signaling to the world his fidelity to the unratified and dubious Paris Climate treaty, in spite of President Donald Trump’s recent withdrawal from the pact. Brown should be investigated for colluding with a known foreign enemy upon his return to the United States—a federal republic of 50 states of which he is but one governor.

It is unconstitutional for a state to supplant federal powers and act on its own when dealing with other nations. Brown’s latest trip to China to enter into a treaty as a sovereign nation is unconstitutional on several levels, and violates the Logan Act. However, the left is claiming that the agreement Brown signed with President Xi Jinping is “non-binding,” and therefore legal. “Non-binding?” How non-binding is it when it directly impacts the California taxpayers with exponentially higher energy costs, gas tax increases, and draconian regulations on the trucking industry, just to name a few of the implications?

‘Made In The USA’ Still Matters to Maglite Founder

Jun 7, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Maglite flashlight inventor Anthony Maglica founded his machine shop in 1955 as a one-man operation. Never did he dream of the success he would have, or the 200+ patents he would eventually hold for his inventions. Maglica also would never imagine that the State of California would be adversarial to his business.

‘Made in America’ still stands for American quality with many consumers, but California’s politicians are another story.

I first met Maglite flashlight founder Anthony Maglica in 2012, and followed his attempts to reason with California politicians over an obscure law. Maglica has manufactured the heavy-duty flashlights in California since 1979. He founded his company in Ontario, CA in 1955, first as a machine shop, manufacturing important components for all kinds of products, and the first American satellite.


Jun 1, 2017 — Katy Grimes

Unfunny Comedian Kathy Griffin published an unfunny video of a photo shoot of in which she is depicted holding aloft the president’s severed head.

People across the country were appalled, disgusted and outraged.

I’m an easy mark for a comedian; nothing Kathy Griffin has ever said made me laugh.

The unfunny Kathy Griffin then issued a video apology and even begged for forgiveness from her adoring humorless liberal fans for the unfunny photo shoot of her holding the bloody, severed head resembling Trump. “I am sorry. I went too far. I was wrong,” Griffin tweeted.

‘Au Revoir’ Paris Climate Change Treaty!

May 31, 2017 — Katy Grimes

With President Donald Trump reportedly pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, heads must be exploding in California’s Democratic supermajority State Capitol. However, Trump’s decision fulfills a very important campaign promise he made to “cancel” the accord.

California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an Executive Order in 2015 for a drastic new target for greenhouse gas emissions cuts, coinciding with the international Paris Climate Change Treaty. Brown said it was critical to address what he called “an ever-growing threat” posed by global warming to California’s economy and well-being. Brown’s order went even further than then-President Obama’s radical proposals, but aligned with the European Union and United Nations proposals.

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.”