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  • Calexit III? New ballot measure plots another route to California independence (YES!)

    08/17/2017 5:49:51 PM PDT · by Libloather · 34 replies
    Sacbee ^ | 8/17/17 | Jim Miller
    On Thursday, people unhappy with California’s place in the United States filed yet another proposed ballot measure that could lead to the Golden State striking out on its own. This time, the goal is convening a U.S. constitutional convention to overhaul what proponents call a moldy national blueprint out of step with life in California. The measure says a reworked Constitution should include a provision creating a “clear and reasonable path for states to achieve complete independence from the United States should any state so choose.” No state has become independent under the existing U.S. Constitution. “The world has changed...
  • Calexit: California Attorney General Allows Secession Effort To Move Forward (YES WE CAN!)

    08/15/2017 4:34:12 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    7/27/17
    Link only - http://www.dailywire.com/news/19047/calexit-california-attorney-general-allows-john-nolte
  • These 578 voters want California to form an independent country (Calexit - WE CAN DO THIS!)

    08/12/2017 12:57:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 83 replies
    SacBee ^ | 8/10/17 | ALEXEI KOSEFF
    **SNIP** That recruitment process will continue with the California National Party’s third annual convention, which takes place on Sunday at the Betty Ong Rec Center in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, who has been at the forefront of a campaign to qualify a California secession initiative, is the keynote speaker. Attendees will also revise the party’s progressive official platform, which in addition to the contention that the Golden State is overtaxed and underrepresented on the national stage, advocates single-payer universal healthcare, an overhaul of policing and criminal justice policies, high-speed rail and a path to citizenship for undocumented...
  • At raucous town halls, Republicans have faced another round of anger over health care

    08/11/2017 5:45:40 PM PDT · by Libloather · 36 replies
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. — The long August congressional recess, which Republicans hoped would begin a conversation about tax reform and must-pass budget measures, has so far seen another round of angry town halls focused on President Trump and the stalled effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Over just one day, in three small towns along Georgia’s Atlantic coastline, Rep. Earl L. “Buddy” Carter (R-Ga.) spent more than four hours answering 74 questions, many of them heated. Just three focused on tax reform; nearly half of all questions focused on health care. “We did our job in the House,” Carter said...
  • CALIFORNIA DRIVE TO SECEDE FROM THE UNITED STATES ADVANCES (Calexit)

    08/10/2017 4:50:36 PM PDT · by Libloather · 101 replies
    Downtrend ^ | 7/25/17 | Donn Marten
    No state has taken the election of President Donald Trump harder than California. The Golden State has long been overrun by liberals as Hillary Clinton’s swamping of Trump by over 4 million votes shows. California hasn’t taken kindly to Trump’s win. State Democrats brought in former Obama regime fixer and ex-Attorney General Eric Holder as a legal hired gun and Hollywood celebrities are calling for coups, martial law, open rebellion, and even outright violence. Unbelievably, a recent comic book/graphic novel “CalExit” promotes the idea of armed revolt against the United States government.
  • Sorry, but I don’t care how you felt on election night. Not anymore.

    08/06/2017 5:45:57 AM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    **SNIP** "I am not ashamed to admit I am more afraid than ever,” writes novelist Meredith Russo. For novelist Mira Jacob, the moment evoked the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001: “At four [a.m.], I bolted awake with a surge of fear I have not felt for fifteen years.” And writer Nicole Chung recalls how, that evening, she and her husband “would remain up for hours, alternately swearing and reaching for each other’s hands in bleary and increasing panic.” Stanford University scholar Jeff Chang emphasizes how Trump capitalizes on such emotions — “fear is the lubricant of demagoguery,” he says —...
  • Calexit Group Says It’s Time for Californians to ‘Take Back Those Tax Dollars’ From the U.S.

    08/06/2017 5:11:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 147 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo ^ | 8/01/17 | Harriet Sinclair
    **SNIP** However, the group and other supporters of Calexit believe such financial risk would be worth it, particularly given that California’s political leanings are so at odds with the current administration and that California sends more tax dollars to the federal government than any other state. “We feel that California has been neglected and left out of the political process for many, many decades,” Gonzales told the Bee. “With current politics the way they are, clearly there’s a recognition that many in the United States have disdain for Californians. They call us ‘out of control.’ So this is a time...
  • Watchdog group (& Bernie backer) asks Congress to probe Rep. Wasserman Schultz over fired IT aide

    08/05/2017 10:31:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    **SNIP** The complaint grew out of the ongoing investigation of Awan and four other House staffers who in February came under investigation after allegedly stealing equipment from their employers. While neither Wasserman Schultz nor other affected members of Congress — all Democrats — have been linked to wrongdoing, Wasserman Schultz’s ill-fated management of the Democratic National Committee has made her a regular focus of attacks and dark theories from activists who believe the 2016 primaries were slanted against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). In the last month, the conservative Daily Caller has followed the Awan story especially closely, and on July...
  • 3 SAN FRANCISCO CITY OFFICIALS MAY FACE TRIAL ON CORRUPTION CHARGES

    08/04/2017 8:07:58 PM PDT · by Libloather · 12 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | 8/02/17 | Vic Lee
    SAN FRANCISCO - First a Chinatown gangster dubbed Shrimp Boy and state Senator Leland Yee were both nabbed in a federal corruption sting. Now three others who were also targets of that undercover operation may be going to trial on corruption charges. That's exactly what the judge in this case has to decide - whether or not there's enough evidence and probable cause to go to trial. The three are accused of four counts of bribery and one count of money laundering. All three were high profile city officials. The three defendants are former city Human Rights Commissioner Nazly Mohajer,...
  • Zoo Knoxville plans to observe animals during total solar eclipse

    08/04/2017 1:45:07 PM PDT · by Libloather · 23 replies
    WATE ^ | 8/03/17 | Amanda Ketchledge
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) — While East Tennesseans are keeping an eye on the sky, there’s going to be plenty of action on the ground at Zoo Knoxville as the total solar eclipse passes through on August 21. There are more than 700 animals at the zoo and staff plans to observe them during the time of totality. The phenomenon is raising questions like, how will animals react when their daily routines are driven by the cycles of night and day? “We don’t know what’s going to happen,” said Phil Colclough, with Zoo Knoxville.
  • Here Are the Unanswered Questions About Wasserman Schultz's Awan Brothers IT Scandal

    08/02/2017 5:32:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 74 replies
    Miami New Times ^ | 8/01/17 | JERRY IANNELLI
    **SNIP** 1. How many Democratic lawmakers are involved? 2. What is the actual extent of the Awans' alleged data theft? 3. Why did Wasserman Schultz refuse to fire Imran Awan when everyone else did, threaten the Capitol Police, and then continue paying him? 4. Are the bank fraud charges and data theft allegations connected? 5. Why are the Democrats so hush-hush about all of this?
  • Man Confronts Nancy Pelosi With Ominous Warning: “Prison Time is Coming Soon, Be Ready” (VIDEO)

    08/02/2017 4:07:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Tea Party ^ | 8/01/17
    (Gateway Pundit) – On Tuesday, YouTube channel, Conservative Muricans, posted a video of an unnamed man approaching House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in D.C. with an ominous message: “Prison time is coming soon, be ready.” “Nancy!”, the man called out as he went to shake Pelosi’s hand. “Hi”, Nancy said to the man hesitantly. “Prison time is coming soon – be ready.” Pelosi appeared shaken by what the man had said to her.
  • Joe Biden still wants to be president. Can his family endure one last campaign?

    07/30/2017 7:13:28 PM PDT · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7/30/17 | Roxanne Roberts
    The new house is on the edge of Cape Henlopen State Park, just north of the boardwalk: three stories, six bedrooms, three fireplaces and an expansive view of the Atlantic Ocean. The new owners are Joe and Jill Biden, rich for the first time in their lives, thanks to a three-book publishing deal - two by him, one by her - that allowed them to purchase the $2 million vacation home in this beachiest of beach towns. Red, white and blue bunting hangs from the second-floor balcony. There's a small wooden sign, "A Promise Kept," over the entrance, and two...
  • Susan Collins Says Threats Will Not Change Her Health Care Vote

    07/30/2017 7:01:11 PM PDT · by Libloather · 31 replies
    Huffpost ^ | 7/30/17 | Daniel Marans
    Maine’s Republican Sen. Susan Collins said that she would not be swayed by President Donald Trump’s apparent threats to pull the plug on key Obamacare funds, including subsidies for members of Congress and their staff. In a Sunday interview with Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Collins first said that even if Trump cut off Congress’ subsidies, it would not change her mind about opposing the health care repeal. Tapper then asked whether if cuts to cost sharing reduction payments, or CSRs, that the federal government provides for low-income people would affect her decision. “It would not affect...
  • Pelosi: 'Unimportant' to win midterm elections

    07/30/2017 6:24:19 PM PDT · by Libloather · 73 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/30/17 | KEREN CARRION
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said it is “unimportant” for Democrats to win the midterm elections in 2018. During an appearance on “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace asked Pelosi to estimate the chances that Democrats win back the lower chamber back in 2018 and whether she would run again for speaker if they did. “That’s so unimportant. What is important is that we have the lively debate on a better deal,” Pelosi said.
  • Why Was Wife of DWS’s Swindler Staffer Allowed to Leave the Country?

    07/30/2017 6:19:01 AM PDT · by Libloather · 61 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/26/17 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    **SNIP** Hina had also been on the House payroll. I want to draw attention to a detail about her apparent flight. According to the aforementioned complaint, agents of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) found $12,400 in cash when they searched her belongings. Yet, “ALVI was permitted to board the flight to Qatar and she and her daughters have not returned to the United States.” Her husband, Awan, appeared to be headed to join her when he was arrested yesterday. Why was Hina Alvi permitted to leave? Why was she not arrested? Under federal law, a person may carry as...
  • Fox Airs Allegations That Awans Aided Wasserman-Schultz With Voice Altered Phone Calls

    07/30/2017 4:52:50 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Link only | 7/29/17
    Link only - http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-29/fox-airs-allegations-awans-aided-wasserman-schultz-voice-altered-phone-calls
  • 2013 - Congress, Fearing 'Brain Drain,' Seeks to Opt Out of Participating in Obamacare's Exchanges

    07/30/2017 4:13:19 AM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Forbes ^ | 4/25/13 | Avik Roy
    As Obamacare was winding its way through the Senate in 2009, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) slipped in an amendment requiring that members of Congress, and their staff, enroll in Obamacare’s health insurance exchanges. The idea was simple: that if Congress was going to impose Obamacare upon the country, it should have to experience what it is imposing firsthand. But now, word comes that Congress is quietly seeking to rescind that provision of the law, because members fear that staffers who face higher insurance costs will leave the Hill. The news has sparked outrage from the right and left. Here’s...
  • GOP fears political fallout after health care ‘epic fail’

    07/30/2017 3:15:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 50 replies
    AP News ^ | 7/30/17 | STEVE PEOPLES, THOMAS BEAUMONT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Weary Republicans in Washington may be ready to move on from health care, but conservatives across the United States are warning the GOP-led Congress not to abandon its pledge to repeal the Obama-era health law — or risk a political nightmare in next year’s elections. The Senate’s failure this past week to pass repeal legislation has outraged the Republican base and triggered a new wave of fear. The stunning collapse has exposed a party so paralyzed by ideological division that it could not deliver on its top campaign pledge. After devoting months to the debate and...
  • Texas Police Arrest DACA Recipients in Austin Protest (illegal aliens)

    07/28/2017 2:21:16 AM PDT · by Libloather · 42 replies
    At least 15 people, including four DACA recipients, have been arrested in Texas during a protest demanding permanent legal status for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The demonstration, organised by Cosecha – a nonviolent immigrants’ rights movement – took place in the city of Austin near the state capitol building on Wednesday. A group of about 50 people chanted “undocumented and unafraid” and “si se puede” (“yes you can”) as some blocked a street in the state capital, leading to the arrest of 15 people including four beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)...