Domino Effect: Pension Cutters Gamble on a California Ballot Measure

By: Thursday July 24, 2014 7:17 pm

Jon Coupal is nothing if not blunt when he describes one motive behind a Ventura County ballot measure that would replace the “defined benefit” pensions currently enjoyed by county employees and replace them with 401(k)-type plans for all future hires.

“This is meant to be a template for other counties,” Coupal tells Capital & Main. By that, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association’s president means the measure’s conservative and libertarian backers see the “Sustainable Retirement System Initiative” as the newest and most promising weapon in their assault on California’s public employee retirement plans.


Great News! America to Finally Get National Playoff … Between Exxon Mobil, Conoco, and Coal Companies

By: Wednesday June 27, 2012 6:45 am

Today NPR told us some “good news,” the story that finally, by popular demand and Presidential edict, America is going to get a national college football playoff. The story went on about how the country has been deprived for a century of the satisfaction of . . . uh, something, which I translated as knowing which collegiate athlete program is the most corrupt at recruiting the future stars for the NFL Gladiator spectacles.

Fatster’s Not-Wisconsin News Roundup

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 7:15 am

Fatster’s roundup of not-Wisconsin news, including stories about labor, JOBS fraud,, Verizon, Queen Elizabeth II, Obama, Koch Bros, Florida elections, Texas voter suppression, Jay Townsend, Pakistan, drones and more.

Is Herman Cain, GOP Clown of the Week, the Koch Bros’ Manchurian Candidate?

By: Monday October 17, 2011 7:30 am

The AP has a story picked up all over the media that compiles what others have known for awhile. AP traces the raising of Cain as a years-long Koch Bros’ funding and grooming enterprise, pulled off by having Mr. Cain be for the Koch Bros. and AFP’s agenda what Ronald Reagan was for Big Tobacco, G.E. and the anti-socialist crusade.

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