Fox News Ingraham Angle California Rent Control

Fox News Channel‘s The Ingraham Angle with Laura Ingraham invited me back on Thursday, September 12, 2019 alongside California RNC Committeewoman Harmeet Dhillon.

Our topic was the California legislature passing a rent control law, capping rent increases at 5% per year.

I argue that it is necessary for families to be able to stay in their rentals. Landlords and developers can handle it and the focus should be on streamlining the red tape in permitting construction and re-construction.

What do you think?

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Fox News at Night Trump Wants Federal Crackdown on Homeless with John Yoo

Fox News at Night with guest host Mike Emanuel invited me back on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 along with former Bush Assistant Attorney General and Cal Law Professor John Yoo.

President Trump has ordered White House officials to launch a sweeping effort to address homelessness in California, citing the state’s growing crisis, according to four government officials aware of the effort.

I slipped in the word torture, contextually of course, to the author of the Torture Memos.

Is Trump going to make a difference in the homeless crisis?

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TRT WORLD TELEVISION – CALIFORNIA LEADS TRUMP RESISTANCE

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Ethan said: “This is the head of The Resistance, is the state of California. We’re fighting him tooth and nail on everything from the border, to immigration, to military spending, to health care, and the environment and everything else. We are going to continue to lead on these issues and we’re not going to let him drag us backwards.””

Fox Business Varney California Love

Thank you to Fox Business Network and Stuart Varney for having me on Varney & Co. on Thursday, March 15, 2018.

The topic was California. I talked up the positives while Stuart pointed out the perceived problems.

Here is a little highlight clip:

And here is the whole segment:

FNC Tucker Carlson California Quality Of Life

I joined Tucker Carlson again on Fox News March 2, 2018. Our discussion centered on U.S. News & World Report’s Best States Ranking with California #32 overall and #50 in Quality of Life, while ranked #4 for economy.

We covered everything from immigration to homelessness, the environment and drugs.

Here is a short clip:

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FNC Tucker Carlson Palm Springs Racist Trees

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I joined Tucker Carlson Tonight again Thursday night, December 21, 2017, on Fox News! Tucker wanted to mockingly revisit the story of trees allegedly planted for racist reasons along a golf course in Palm Springs, California.

My argument is focused on racist origins (the neighborhood came about because Palm Springs engaged in ethnic housing cleansing), the fire hazard of tamarisk trees, and the waste of the water in drought ravaged California.

Take a look at the clip below and share your thoughts!

FNC Tucker Carlson California Elder Abuse HIV Spread

I joined Tucker Carlson Tonight again last night on Fox News! Tucker wanted to tie two separate new California state laws into one topic: SB219 and SB239.

One adds intentional and repeated use of names/pronouns for a person in a state licensed nursing home to the definition of elder abuse. Elder abuse is the physical or psychological harm of an elder, BTW.

The other reduces the charge for not informing a sex partner that you knowingly have HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor (up to 6 months in jail per charge). This stems from prison overcrowding, medical advances, and if someone dies homicide charges still are available.

What do you think?

 

FNC Tucker Carlson California China Climate Deal

FNC Tucker Carlson California China Climate Deal

I joined Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight with Tucker Carlson on June 7, 2017. We discussed California Governor Jerry Brown striking a deal with the Chinese to work on clean energy, trading technology and committing resources in a non-binding agreement.

From The Hill:

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed an agreement to work with China to lower greenhouse gas emissions Tuesday, just days after President Trump pulled the United States out of an international climate change agreement.

The agreement, though nonbinding, aims to expand cooperation between China and California on renewable energy, zero-emission vehicles and low-carbon urban development, Brown’s office said. It will establish a joint working group of Chinese and Californian officials to come up with ways to work together, and to invest in programs that would cut carbon emissions.

What do you think of our exchange?

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Ethan Explains California Proposition 66

Ethan Explains California Proposition 66

This is the last of the California statewide ballot initiatives in 2016 that I’ll cover. Proposition 66 is the “Death Penalty Procedures Initiative” Also known as the “Death Penalty Reform and Savings” Initiative.” This is the second initiative on the ballot to address the death penalty this year. The other is Prop 62.

The death penalty is having trouble in California because of the massive and lengthy appeals process. When talking about the ultimate penalty, death, we as a society do need to be careful.

However, endless delays, limited attorneys, and the only court that can hear habeas corpus in death penalty is the California Supreme Court.

So, Proposition 66 aims to address those issues by letting lower courts hear the appeals, which will then work their way up through the system like any other crime. Further, it caps the appeals length to 5 years. But, this Proposition also throws in a work requirement.

I like portions of this initiative, like opening up the courts and attorneys that can address these cases. I am uncomfortable with a constitutional work requirement to repay victims. I support the idea of prisoners working to pay off their debts: court ordered yes, prison system ordered yes, constitutionally ordered no.

Further, I think the five year cap is actually too short. Seven or ten years seems like a much more reasonable cap, five is simply too short to accomplish everything required in a capital punishment case.

I still support having the death penalty available, plus a reasonable process to ensure proper justice. But like so many other propositions, this one is trying to address too many things at once, some of which I disagree.

I say NO to Proposition 66.

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Ethan Explains California Proposition 65 and 67

Ethan Explains California Proposition 65 and 67 – Plastic Bag Ban Money

This is numbers 15 & 16 of 17 of the California statewide ballot initiatives in 2016 that I’ll cover. Both are related to the California statewide plastic bag ban and what to do with the money. Proposition 65 is the “Dedication of Revenue from Disposable Bag Sales to Wildlife Conservation Fund Initiative.” Proposition 67 is the “California Plastic Bag Ban Veto Referendum.”

Proposition 65 sends the money that grocers collect, by law, for the paper bags and sends it to the California Treasury for management by the Wildlife Conservation Board.

Proposition 67 lets the grocery stores keep the money.

Since the plastic bag ban was to help save the oceans and environment from plastic pollution, doesn’t it make sense to spend the money on environmental programs?

I never understood why grocers were forced by law to charge for the brown paper bags. Why not let them compete and make it a value added service? Instead it became a government mandated revenue stream. I want to keep plastic bags out of the ocean, the beaches, and the rest of the environment. But, since our legislators decided on forcing a charge for paper bags, let that money go to environmental programs.

I say YES to Prop 65 and NO to Prop 67.

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