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  • 2017 MLB Postseason: Who wins the World Series?

    10/03/2017 8:20:35 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 200 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | October 3, 2017 | GuavaCheesePuff
    The 2017 Major League Baseball Playoffs Start Today (Tuesday, October 3, 2017 with the Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees in the American League Wild Card game) Wednesday, October 4, 2017: Colorado Rockies vs. Arizona Diamondbacks in the National League Wild Card game) Thu, Oct. 5, 2017: ALDS 1 starts (Twins/Yankees vs. Indians) ALDS 2: Red Sox/Astros Friday, Oct. 6, 2017: NLDS 1 starts (Rockies/Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers) NLDS 2: Cubs vs. Nationals My predictions: ALWC: Yankees over Twins NLWC: Diamondbacks over Rockies ALDS 1: Yankees over Indians in 5 ALDS 2: Astros over Red Sox in 5 NLDS 1: Dodgers...
  • Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission: Gay Rights Against First Amendment

    09/08/2017 8:32:10 AM PDT · by ptsal · 27 replies
    Constitutional Law Reporter ^ | Sept 07, 2017 | Staff
    **snip**Supreme Court is slated to consider several blockbuster cases when it resumes next month. One of the most highly anticipated cases is Masterpiece Cakeshop v Colorado Civil Rights Commission, which involves a Colorado bakery that refused to create a custom wedding cake for a gay couple.The Colorado Civil Rights Commission ruled that Jack Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, engaged in sexual orientation discrimination under the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act (CADA) when he declined to design and create a custom cake honoring the same-sex marriage of David Mullins and Charlie Craig.
  • Governor Baker’s monumental debate

    08/22/2017 9:19:35 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 3 replies
    lowell sun ^ | augu 20 | peter lucas
    Gov. Charlie Baker should do more than just remove the boarded-up Confederate memorial on Georges Island inBoston Harbor.It is the only Confederate memorial in thestate, placed there in 1965. It memorializes 13 Confederate soldiers who died under horrible conditions at nearby Fort Warren, which was a prisoner-of-war camp during the Civil War. It housed 1,000 Confederate prisoners. And while hardly anyone knew it was even there, the Baker administration, searching for Confederates, found it. It was no easy t
  • Top FBI lawyer and Comey ally under criminal investigation

    07/29/2017 6:07:30 PM PDT · by iontheball · 29 replies
    WND ^ | July 28.2017 | Larry Klayman
    I had a feeling! And, for better or sometimes worse, I am usually right. The lawsuit that NSA/CIA whistleblower Dennis Montgomery and I filed against former FBI Director James Comey and the intelligence agencies over allegations of illegal and unconstitutional spying against us – as well as millions of Americans including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, other justices, 156 judges, President Trump and his associates and family members – just got bigger and more serious. As I go into with more depth on my weekly radio show, “Special Prosecutor With Larry Klayman,” which can be found at RadioAmerica.com,...
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, Sen. Ed Markey lead resistance to US Senate health care bill

    06/26/2017 7:13:58 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 10 replies
    MassLive ^ | June 26, 2017 | Katie Lannan
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker cautioned that a health care bill proposed by U.S. Senate Republicans would cost 264,000 state residents their health coverage and have a cumulative negative impact of more than $8.2 billion on the state by 2025, while Sen. Edward Markey described defeating the bill as the legislative fight of his life. In a letter to the state's all-Democrat Congressional delegation, Baker, a Republican, wrote that the bill would "increasingly strain the state's fiscal resources, result in greater numbers of individuals without insurance and destabilize the commercial insurance market." He separately joined Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in urging...
  • Democrats need a 'name' changer in governor's race

    06/16/2017 6:52:05 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 4 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june15 | peter lucas
    Yo, Maura Healey, your party is calling. They want you to run for governor. Please respond. Otherwise Charlie Baker, the RINO incumbent, is going to get what amounts to a free ride, because right now, barring a climate change apocalypse, there is no Democrat currently running for governor who can beat him.
  • That tuition isn't free, Gov. Baker. Taxpayers paid for it

    06/09/2017 5:03:33 AM PDT · by luke1825 · 11 replies
    lowell sun ^ | june 8 | peter lucas
    There is no such thing as free college tuition. While it may be free for the fortunate few who get a free college education, somebody pays for it, somebody always pays. And if you are wondering who that somebody is, all you have to do is look in the mirror. So, it would be refreshing if free-stuff politicians, like Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, a Democrat -- the mix-and-match couple of Massachusetts politics -- actually took the time to thank the people who make their free-stuff giveaways possible. W
  • Baker promises funding to offset any Planned Parenthood cuts

    03/07/2017 6:19:25 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 22 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Priyanka Dayal McCluskey
    Governor Charlie Baker is pledging to boost state funding for Planned Parenthood clinics in Massachusetts if his fellow Republicans in Washington push ahead with a plan to slash the flow of federal dollars to the organization. Massachusetts’ five Planned Parenthood clinics stand to lose a total of about $2 million a year, from a budget of $21.5 million, if the federal cuts take place.
  • The James Baker-George Shultz Carbon-Tax Plan Is a Bad Deal for Americans

    02/14/2017 10:49:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/14/2017 | Rupert Darwall
    The fact that it’s being proposed by Republicans doesn’t make it any more economically palatable. Madness is rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, nations, and ages it is the rule — Friedrich Nietzsche ‘Cap and trade was just one way of skinning the cat; it was not the only way,” Barack Obama declared after Democrats’ disastrous losses in the 2010 midterm elections. That shellacking finally killed off the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill. From it was born the EPA’s Clean Power Plan and the Obama administration’s war on coal, in turn a contributory factor to Donald Trump’s election and Republicans’...
  • Senior Republican statesmen propose replacing Obama’s climate policies with a carbon tax

    02/11/2017 5:37:45 PM PST · by yoe · 58 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Feburary 8, 2017 | Chris Mooney and Juliet Eilperin
    Representatives from a coalition of veteran Republican officials — including five who have either served as treasury secretary or as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers — met Wednesday with White House officials to discuss the idea of imposing a national carbon tax, rather than using federal regulations, to address climate change.[snip]Despite the group’s impeccable Republican credentials — Baker, Paulson and Schultz served as treasury secretaries and Feldstein and Mankiw served as CEA chairs under GOP presidents — the proposal faces long odds. Many congressional Republicans are adamantly against a tax increase of any kind, and President Trump repeatedly...
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • James Baker: US 'Cannot Be Israel's Lawyer' on Palestinian Issue

    01/08/2017 9:47:00 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 02:23 PM
    Former Secretary of State James Baker on Sunday warned that President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration “cannot be Israel’s lawyer” if it expects to successfully broker peace in the Arab/Israeli conflict. In an interview aired Sunday on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, Baker said he hopes Trump “will immerse himself” in the issue of peace in the Middle East because “it takes leadership at the very top of America’s government if that’s got any chance of succeeding.” […] Baker said he doesn’t know Trump’s choice of David Friedman as ambassador to Israel, but does not agree with annexing the West Bank or...
  • Tillerson picked as SOS, Recommended by James Baker and Robert Gates

    12/12/2016 8:15:33 PM PST · by nwrep · 116 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Dec 12, 2016 | By MICHAEL D. SHEAR and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mr. Tillerson emerged as a contender on the strong recommendations of James A. Baker III, the secretary of state under President George Bush, and Robert M. Gates, the former defense secretary, according to a person briefed on the process. Mr. Kushner and Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, advocated strongly for Mr. Tillerson, and the president-elect became intrigued.
  • Massachusetts’ Republican gov. signs transgender bathroom bill

    07/09/2016 5:39:18 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 64 replies
    Life Site News ^ | July 8, 2016 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, July 8, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Republican governor of Massachusetts, Charlie Baker, has signed a law that would allow members of one biological sex to use the showers, restrooms, and other private facilities of the opposite sex. The law, which goes into effect on October 1, adds the phrase “gender identity” to state anti-discrimination laws, placing sexual identity on par with immutable characteristics such as race and sex. It would require “any public accommodation...without limitation” to open formerly sex-segregated facilities to members of the opposite biological sex. In June, lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected a measure that would have barred sex...
  • Baker Hired Israeli to Collect Iraqi Debt, Evade U.S. Sanctions

    12/19/2006 4:38:15 PM PST · by Fred Nerks · 20 replies · 911+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 00:24 Dec 20, '06 / 29 Kislev 5767 | by Hana Levi Julian
    Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker used an Israeli businessman to evade American sanctions in Iraq while collecting a debt from Saddam Hussein. According to a report by WorldNet Daily reporter Aaron Klein, Baker hired Nir Gouaz, president of Caesar Global Securities in Israel, to collect a debt from the Hussein regime in 1998. Baker is a senior partner at the Houston-based law firm, Baker Botts, which made some $30 million in fees from the deal which the Israeli businessman mediated. Gouaz said the Iraqi regime owed some $1.65 billion to the Korean Hyundai Engineering firm for a series...
  • Mass. GOP Guv Says He Won't Back Trump As Republican 2016 Nom

    03/02/2016 7:02:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 142 replies
    Talking Points Memo's Livewire ^ | March 2, 2016 | Katherine Krueger
    Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker joined team #NeverTrump on Wednesday, telling reporters he won't vote for frontrunner Donald Trump in November even if he's the party's nominee. "I said I wasn't going to vote for Donald Trump yesterday and I didn't, and I don't plan to vote for him in November," Baker said, referring to the state's Super Tuesday primary, which Trump won by a substantial margin. Asked whether he would cross party lines if Trump secures the nomination, Baker responded in audio posted online by the Boston Globe, "I'm not much of a fan of Hillary Clinton, let's put...
  • Year one with Mr. Fix It (Baker "boring but productive")

    12/14/2015 6:29:54 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 12/14/15 | Meredith Warren
    It seems a majority of Massachusetts voters actually prefer boring to blustery. In a recent poll that gauged support for governors across the United States, Baker earned a 74 percent approval rating from Massachusetts residents, a level of support no other governor could reach. How does Baker make boring so appealing? He seems to have figured out three qualities that are critical for getting things done, even in a state where his own Republican party is still a distinct minority. For one thing, he plays well with others. Unlike his predecessors, Baker goes out of his way to make nice...
  • Nationals manager Dusty Baker makes race-sensitive comments; defends Chapman

    12/11/2015 5:46:01 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    AP ^ | December 9, 2015
    "You're always in need of left-handed pitching, left-handed hitting, and in need of speed," he said. "I think that's the number one thing that's missing, I think, in the game is speed. You know, with the need for minorities, you can help yourself — you've got a better chance of getting some speed with Latin and African-Americans. "I'm not being racist," he added. "That's just how it is."
  • Oregon bakery refuses to pay damages to lesbian couple denied service

    10/01/2015 8:23:20 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    Cleveland.com ^ | 10/01/2015 | By Cliff Pinckard, Northeast Ohio Media Group
    The owners of an Oregon bakery are refusing to pay state-ordered damages to a lesbian couple after a dispute over a same-sex wedding cake, reports say. Aaron and Melissa Klein, who own Sweet Cakes by Melissa, were ordered by the Bureau of Labor and Industries to pay $135,000 to Rachel and Laurel Bowman-Cryer, reports OregonLive.com. The Kleins have filed an appeal of the ruling, claiming financial hardship even though crowdfunding efforts have raised more than $500,000 for the couple, according to OregonLive.com. Herb Grey, a lawyer representing the Kleins, tells Reuters the couple has raised far less than $500,000, but...
  • Jean Kirkpatrick -- Anybody remember?

    08/14/2015 10:36:05 AM PDT · by Fhios · 36 replies
    8/14/2015 | Linked Bio Lite
    ... "She was known for the "Kirkpatrick Doctrine", which advocated U.S. support of anticommunist governments around the world, including authoritarian dictatorships, if they went along with Washington's aims—believing they could be led into democracy by example. She wrote, "Traditional authoritarian governments are less repressive than revolutionary autocracies."[2]"