Category Archives: California

The Great Speakers and the Failure of Nancy Pelosi by Gregory Hilton

The Republican Party did not realize it then, but they were about to give up power in the House of Representatives for 60 of the next 64 years. On March 4, 1931, Speaker Nicholas Longworth (R-OH) approached the rostrum for the last time. The first person on his feet was Jack Garner (D-TX) who would be his successor. Then every Democrat and Republican stood up and the applause was thunderous. Continue reading

Radical Right: The Constitution Party and the Strange Case of Chelene Nightingale by Gregory Hilton

Chelene Nightingale was the 2010 American Independent Party (AIP) candidate for Governor of California. AIP is the state affiliate of the Constitution Party.

“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – Winston Churchill

I definitely have enemies in both the Libertarian and Constitution Parties, and I deserve them. I have challenged them and I will continue to do so. I am not looking for a fight, but both parties are spreading blatant lies, and they are having a significant impact with young people.
Far too many Republicans are ignoring them. Conservatives who have bolted to the Libertarians have already cost the GOP three seats in the U.S. Senate, a Governorship, seven House seats and two states (Indiana and North Carolina) in the 2008 presidential election.
Isolationist sentiments are increasing in the GOP, and Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), the 1988 Libertarian presidential candidate, was able to raise $36 million for his 2008 GOP campaign. His son has since been elected to the Senate, and they have a number of allies in the House.
Ron Paul won the presidential straw poll at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, and came within one vote of winning at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. 2012 is certain to be the most successful year ever for the Libertarians, and in a close race, they are capable of providing the margin of victory for the re-election of President Obama.
The Libertarian and Constitution Party platforms are similar and they often make cross endorsements. Members of both parties claim to be strong conservatives, but they advocate a defense and foreign policy which is well to the left of Speaker Pelosi, and an economic agenda which would plunge America into a depression. Both groups complain about RINO’s (Republicans in Name Only), but they are truly the real RINO’s.

  • A major advocate of the Constitution Party and its defeated gubernatorial candidate is Larry Hobson. Last night he made this post on his Facebook Wall: “If you have Gregory Hilton as a Facebook friend hes a troll. Delete this guy. Make sure you help get the word out. He is on Facebook bad mouthing Chelene Nightingale.”
  • Heinz Von Ruff says “Wow Greg you have no proof of anything. You are a giant ASSHOLE.”
  • John Heida called me an “idiot” and a “real jerk” because “I call people names but without proof.”

I do not have a lot of time for research but they deserve some proof, and that is why I have written this article. On my Wall, Larry wrote: “I know Chelene well. . . The Republican Party is just mad at her for running against the lunatic Meg Whitman. . . Chelene is a true conservative the only one that was running for Governor. Meg Whitman and Jerry Brown are about the same.” My original post was:

I am embarrassed to say that I have 363 mutual friends with Chelene Nightingale, who is a complete and total lunatic. About 98% of them are men. The list includes a classmate I really respect, so I had to ask him why he is part of Chelene’s tribe. I received the typical guy response. He knew nothing about her. He just looked at the photos and thought she was attractive. I have a feeling the other guys are also clueless about Chelene.

Who is Chelene Nightingale?
She has been both a Democrat and a Republican, and in March of 2009 she joined the Constitution Party. She was their 2010 gubernatorial candidate, and raised less than $25,000. Her campaign website lists no college education. Larry Hobson keeps bragging that Chelene “set a record” in her campaign. He is referring to the 1.7% of the vote she received in the general election.
Nightingale, 44, claims to have been an actress until 1998. She appeared in the low budget HBO movie “Girl Crazy,” and was an extra on “The Nanny,” “Northern Exposure” and “Days of Our Lives.” Her last job was handing out cheese in a supermarket, and her resume also includes:

2006, campaign manager for the Libertarian Party gubernatorial candidate.
2007, she was the managing director of the anti-immigration organization Save Our State (SOS), which was described as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. While practically everyone is opposed to illegal immigration, Nightingale’s group worked with vigilantes.
Nightingale was too extreme for even the Minuteman Project. Their founder, Jim Gilchrist, says her “associate, Robert Crooks, produced and distributed a video portraying the shooting of illegal aliens to death, and covertly burying their bullet–ridden bodies in the Campo, Ca. desert. . . Shawna Forde was one of her associates and allies.” Forde is now awaiting trial for the murder of a 9 year old migrant worker girl and her father.
2007, Under her leadership, SOS membership declined 90% and the group went out of business. Davi Rodrigues worked for Nightingale and says: “It soon became apparent it was all about Chelene instead of our agenda. I was there since the beginning and became one of the administrators, but I’m a stickler for legalities. . . I have zero respect for Nightingale. . . She is a manipulative lying drama queen. As far as I’m concerned, she should be tarred, feathered, and run out of the conservative movement as a poser.”
2008, she met with Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) and endorsed his presidential campaign. One of the major reasons she sited for opposing John McCain was because of his membership in the Council on Foreign Relations.
2009, files for personal bankruptcy and loses her home to foreclosure. She was asking the federal government for protection from her state debts, while also claiming as a candidate that she would stand up to the government on issues such as water rights and immigration.
2010, is nominated for governor and receives endorsements from former Reps. Tom Tancredo (R-CO) and Virgil Goode (R-VA).

What Else Does She Believe?

Nightingale says she was motivated to seek office in part because we have “a serving president without a birth certificate.” In her video interview with, she expresses concerns about the New World Order, the Bilderbergs, and the Rockefeller brothers. She previously spoke of conspiracy theories concerning the Council on Foreign Relations. She says her political beliefs changed on 9/11, which she describes as an “inside job”:

But along came the tragic day on 9/11. Like millions around the world, I watched the news in horror, yet something did not seem truthful. I am no rocket scientist or engineer, but the way the buildings collapsed did not seem right. And how did everyone escape the Pentagon? Why did that scene look not so tragic? I could not put the pieces together, but questions were raised and it forced me to pay some attention to politics. . .
I wondered how those planes barreled into those buildings that were supposed to have been built for such catastrophes; and watch them all collapse at different times, different ways, different methods. So when you have professionals in their fields coming out and saying ‘well this just doesn’t add up’, and you think back to the day when you were watching the news yourself and you have questions.

She believes there are government airplanes dispersing chemicals to poison us, which she calls chemtrails. She discusses this in her video interview and says “very blue” sky and cloud vapor “chemtrails” may be stratospheric aerosol geo-engineering.
At SOS she organized a march to the Federal Building in Westwood in opposition to the fictitious North American Union (NAU) which she claims is the pending merger of Mexico, Canada and the United States. An NAU has never existed and no official of the U.S. government has ever advocated it. Nightingale spoke of a new Amero currency and a NAFTA superhighway, neither of which has ever existed.
Michael Williams at summarized her candidacy by saying: “A vote for Nightingale is a vote for stupidity. She is an unemployed uneducated dolt! She ran around with xenophobes and border vigilantes for six years. She can’t run her own finances, and thinks that 9-11 was planned by our government (all online in her own words). She is unstable.”

After Seven Years the Schwarzenegger Era Comes to an End by Gregory Hilton

Maria Shriver, 7, is shown on July 28, 1963 on the Presidential yacht Honey Fitz. This photo does not make her look old or heavy! On the left is her uncle Stephen Smith who is smoking one of the many cigarettes that killed him at age 62.

First Lady Maria Shriver: The Aftermath of the Golden State’s Power Couple
The outgoing California First Lady has always been considered a great beauty. In 2009, Glamour magazine named her a “Woman of the Year,” and a few months ago she was described as a trend setter when she had a front row seat during Fashion Week in Paris. If she has an ounce of fat it certainly is not apparent, but now Maria Shriver hates looking at photos of herself. Continue reading

TV Ads From Defenders of Wildlife Thrown Out: Group Called False and Misleading by Gregory Hilton

KOAT-TV in New Mexico has removed an ad sponsored by the liberal environmental group Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund. The ad began airing last Thursday, and similar to 2008, its target is former Congressman Steve Pearce (R-NM). The TV station acted after receiving documentation that many accusations in the ad were false. According to the group New Mexico Watchdog: “The ad cited a report by CREW, which later admitted it botched its investigation. Continue reading

Why is Illinois the Worst Credit Risk in the Nation? by Gregory Hilton

Illinois is the worst credit risk in the nation. A quick way to generate an immediate $400 million/year is to lift the ban on smoking in casinos.

Illinois is the heartland of Blue America. They sent Barack Obama to the U.S. Senate with 70% of the vote in 2004 and they returned the Democratic Whip, Dick Durbin, with a thundering 68% in 2008. Obama won another statewide landslide that year. Continue reading

Carly Fiorina’s Strong Surge Will Result in GOP Senate Primary Victory on Tuesday by Gregory Hilton

PHOTO: Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Sen. John McCain are shown during the 2008 campaign. Fiorina has a huge lead in the GOP Senate primary and is expected to receive the nomination on Tuesday to oppose Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) who is seeking her 4th term.

Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina has clearly pulled ahead in the GOP primary for the nomination to oppose Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA). The ballotting is on Tuesday, and Fiorina has markedly outspent her primary rivals. This was especially true during the past month and Fiorina has loaned her campaign $5.5 million.
Fiorina’s TV ad campaign has resulted in a significant surge of support. Former Congressman Tom Campbell held the lead for several months, but his campaign collapsed in late May. Fiorina and Campbell were in a statistical tie on May 10th, but by the 24th a KABC/SurveyUSA poll had Fiorina at 46%, Campbell 23% and Assemblyman Chuck DeVore at 11%. Continue reading

Behavior of Senior Democratic Lawmakers is Not Appropriate by Gregory Hilton

Several prominent liberal activists are upset about allegedly inappropriate remarks made by some tea party protesters who visited the U.S. Capitol on Saturday. Ironically, these same left wing activists have often overlooked outrageous remarks by the senior leadership of the Democratic Party.
Many observers doubt the offensive tea party comments were made, and videotape of the incidents does not support the allegations of the liberals. Nevertheless, the House Republican leadership earlier today released a statement criticizing the alleged comments of a few demonstrators. If offensive comments were made, there is no excusing them. No matter how heated a debate may be, no one has the right to bring into question a person’s race, religion, national origin or sexual orientation, and personal attacks are not permitted on the floor of Congress.
That has never stopped Rep. Pete Stark (D-CA). He said President George W. Bush was sending troops to Iraq to get their “heads blown off for his amusement.” In a debate on national health insurance, he said Dr. Louis W. Sullivan, the then HHS Secretary, was “a disgrace to his race.” Lawmakers such as Rep. Craig Washington (D-TX) supported Stark. He called Rep. Nancy Johnson (R-CT) “a whore,” Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) “a little fruitcake,” and Rep. Bill Thomas (R-CA) was a “fascist.” He falsely accused Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK) of having children born out of wedlock.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) called Bush a “loser” and a “liar.” When Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC) did that he immediately apologized, and said “This evening I let my emotions get the best of me. While I disagree with the president’s statement, my comments were inappropriate and regrettable. I extend sincere apologies to the president for this lack of civility.” President Obama accepted the apology but Wilson was still censured. That has not happened to any recent Democratic party lawmaker.