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  • California governor denies parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 9:48:09 AM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 24 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23 July 2016 | By Associated Press
    California Gov. Jerry Brown denied parole for the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who is serving a life sentence for killing a wealthy grocer and his wife more than 40 years ago. Brown overturned the recommendation of a parole board on Friday that found Leslie Van Houten was no-longer the violent young woman who committed a gruesome murder and was now fit for release. She has completed college degrees and been a model inmate. The Democratic governor acknowledged her success in prison and her youth at the time of the murders. However, he wrote in his decision...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown denies parole for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    07/23/2016 2:16:46 AM PDT · by Bullish · 34 replies
    Via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin ^ | 7/22/2016 | City News Service
    Gov. Jerry Brown Friday rejected parole for former Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted of the 1969 killings of grocers Leno and Rosemary La Bianca at their Los Feliz home. A state parole board had recommended in April that Van Houten, now 66, be paroled. “When considered as a whole, I find the evidence shows that she currently poses an unreasonable danger to society if released from prison,” Brown wrote in his decision rejecting parole.
  • Cute English bulldog plays dead as owner drags him across the grass towards hose

    07/22/2016 9:43:08 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 9 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 22 July 2016 | Gaby Bissett For Mailonline
    This hefty hound really did not want to have a bath - so his owner had to drag him across the grass to get him to the hose. The English bulldog, named Doughnut, was not expecting a wash at his home in Orange County, California. He spotted the coils of the hose from afar and decided to resist - by playing dead.
  • Violent crime soars in LA, up 16 percent since January

    07/22/2016 5:23:37 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 10 replies
    //mynewsla.com ^ | 22 July 2016 | Debbie Sklar
    Violent crime in Los Angeles increased by nearly 16 percent during the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, authorities said Friday. Statistics released Friday by the Los Angeles Police Department also showed an increase in property crimes by 3.8 percent, and a 6.3 percent hike in overall crime in the past 12 months. The number of homicides rose by 3.1 percent, from 130 to 134; and the number of shooting victims rose by 1.3 percent, from 537 to 544. The “year to date” figures covered the period from Jan. 1 through July 16....
  • Gov. Brown signs law requiring registration of homemade guns

    07/22/2016 4:39:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | July 22, 2016 | John Myers
    Californians who assemble their own weapons from parts they've bought or gathered will have to apply for a state-issued serial number under a law signed Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown signed Assembly Bill 857, which imposes a new mandate on anyone who buys components that can be made into a fully functional firearm. Those weapons are not currently traceable in the same way as buying a fully operating firearm. Democrats pushed through the bill last month as part of a sweeping package of proposals inspired by recent shootings. Several of those bills, including an effort to impose new rules...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Facilitating The Inevitable California Collapse

    07/22/2016 10:04:30 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Katy Grimes
    California's dear leader is killing the golden state: Californians, gird your loins in anticipation of the tax onslaught “California is definitely back,” Governor Jerry Brown boasted in 2014. Brown then proclaimed the state a “job creation engine,” proving he was still living in the 1960s. However, Brown has shown little stomach for sensible tax and regulatory cuts, and instead pays lip service to the media about how fiscally prudent he is…. everything he touches turns Brown. For a state $130 Billion upside down in budget debt, and another $750 Billion of long term unfunded public employee pension debt, the estrangement...
  • Camp kids lead Oakland Black Lives Matter demonstration

    07/21/2016 8:04:40 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 21, 2016 | Jenna Lyons
    Three hundred Black Lives Matter protesters, led by young children from a summer camp, marched peacefully through downtown Oakland on Thursday, unfurled a pair of banners at City Hall and renewed their demand that Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf step down.
  • Loretta Sanchez unloads on President Obama for endorsing her rival for Senate

    07/20/2016 4:14:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    la Times ^ | JULY 20, 2016 | Phil Willon
    Orange County congresswoman Loretta Sanchez let loose on resident Obama for endorsing her rival in California’s U.S. Senate race, accusing him of being part of the “entrenched political establishment” that has failed California voters. Obama and Vice President Joe Biden announced their support for U.S. Senate candidate Kamala Harris early Tuesday morning, praising her record as California’s attorney general and a prosecutor. Harris has been a longtime political ally of the resident. Sanchez said she was “disappointed” that Obama would intervene in a Senate race between two Democrats, ... I believe that California voters are deeply concerned about the entrenched...
  • Hundreds of California recycling centers shut down

    07/20/2016 3:42:42 PM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    AP ^ | July 19, 2016 | Darcy Costello
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- More than a fifth of California's recycling redemption centers have closed in the last year, stripping consumers of easy access to recycling and limiting their ability to collect the deposits they made when purchasing bottles and cans. More closures may follow, as the state's subsidy payment program, meant to help centers survive market fluctuations, has failed to keep up with rapid decreases in the value of plastic, glass and aluminum. The payment formula, advocates say, is too slow to cover the real costs of recycling.
  • Protesters urge police reforms at Sacramento City Council meeting

    07/20/2016 6:00:53 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 19, 2016 | Anita Chabria
    Black community leaders, supported by the mayor and two City Council members, spoke out at Tuesday night’s Sacramento City Council meeting and called for greater police accountability.
  • Gavin Newsom :“Easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.”

    07/20/2016 2:47:30 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 19, 2016
    On July 19, Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that it is “easier to get a gun than a happy meal in California.” He based this statement on an earlier claim that there are twice as many gun dealers as McDonald’s restaurants in California. However, he overlooked that McDonald’s restaurants are not required to observe a ten-day waiting period on burger or fry purchases; gun sellers are.
  • West Bound I-80 closed due to police activity

    07/20/2016 6:49:22 AM PDT · by BlueNgold · 11 replies
    KCRA ch3 ^ | 7-20-16 | kcra
    Brian Hickey/KCRA (July 20, 2016) ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) All lanes of westbound Interstate 80 and southbound Highway 65 in Roseville are shut down as police search for at least two people after shots were fired, officers said. Westbound I-80 between Rocklin and Eureka roads was closed just after 6 a.m., and no vehicles are allowed on southbound Highway 65 at Galleria Boulevard. Traffic is being diverted off I-80 onto northbound Highway 65. There is no word on when the lanes will reopen.
  • Norovirus outbreak reported among GOP convention staffers

    07/19/2016 10:32:27 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2016 | Tim Devaney
    Several staffers for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland are reportedly being quarantined after falling ill from the norovirus. Nearly a dozen California Republican staffers are being quarantined an hour outside of Cleveland in an effort to prevent the spread of the virus, according to Stat News. The GOP staffers displayed symptoms of norovirus, but health officials are still running tests to confirm the cause of their illness. “We’ve got about 11 who have been sick over the last few days, and we’ve been out there every day and working with them to eliminate the spread [between] the resort and...
  • Norovirus Outbreak Strikes California Delegation At RNC

    07/19/2016 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Pollard · 51 replies
    CLEVELAND (KCBS) – Members of the California delegation at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland have fallen sick with the norovirus, a highly contagious stomach bug that causes diarrhea and vomiting. KCBS reporter Doug Sovern first tweeted the news of the outbreak Tuesday. About a dozen in CA delegation felled by norovirus now, moving them offsite as a precaution to keep from spreading. #RNCinCLE (I feel fine) — Doug Sovern (@SovernNation) July 19, 2016 Sovern said the outbreak started among some members of the delegation on Sunday and spread to more than a dozen members.
  • CalPERS posts worst year since 2009, with slim returns

    07/18/2016 8:56:52 PM PDT · by bkopto · 29 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 18, 2016 | James Koren
    California’s largest public pension fund made a return of less than 1% in its most recent fiscal year, the fund’s worst performance since 2009. The California Public Employees’ Retirement System said Monday that its rate of return for the year ended June 30 was just 0.61%. What’s more, Ted Eliopoulos, the pension fund’s chief investment officer, said the poor year has pushed CalPERS’ long-term returns below expected levels. “We have some challenges to confront,” Eliopoulos said during a conference call. “We’re moving into a much more challenging, low-return environment.” CalPERS assumes that, in the long-term, it will earn investment returns...
  • KCSO: Fourteen shot at south Bakersfield party, incident most likely gang-related

    07/16/2016 3:22:40 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 37 replies
    bakersfieldnow.com ^ | July 16, 2016
    BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — Fourteen people were wounded in a drive-by shooting early Saturday morning while at a house party in south Bakersfield. No one was killed.The Kern County Sheriff's Office said about 150 people were at the party on Stephens Drive, near Belle Terrace and Wible Road. Many of the partygoers were outside the home when the shooter or shooters drove by.
  • After school board ruling, new concerns about California’s LGBT education law

    07/16/2016 10:58:51 AM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 16 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 16, 2016
    Following the implementation of a first-of-its-kind law, California schools are now prepared to heavily inject history lessons with tales of gay activism. The law went into effect in 2012 and at the time of its passage made California the only state in the nation to regulate how LGBT figures are represented in public school curricula. Specific changes approved last week by the state education board include introducing and normalizing two-mother or two-father families to students as young as 7. In fourth grade, students will learn about outspoken gay L.A. politician Harvey Milk. The shoehorning of gay culture into existing history...
  • Silicon Valley Executives Sign Letter Condemning Donald Trump

    07/15/2016 6:19:33 PM PDT · by dennisw · 88 replies
    BREITBART ^ | July 15
    Over 140 of Silicon Valley’s entrepeneurs and executives have signed an open letter condemning Donald Trump as a potential “disaster for innovation,” praising government involvement in the economy, and claiming “diversity is our strength.” The letter’s signatures includes several high-profile names in tech like Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of Reddit, and Jimmy Wales, the founder of Wikipedia. Executives from companies like Twitter, Google, Facebook, Slack, Snapchat and Yelp also signed the open letter, as well as Arielle Zuckerberg, sister of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Ev Williams, founder and CEO of Medium and co-founder of...
  • LGBT history lessons heading for California classrooms

    07/14/2016 9:41:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 14, 2016 7:30 PM EDT | Lisa Leff
    In second grade, California students will learn about families with two moms or two dads. Two years later, while studying how immigrants have shaped the Golden State, they will hear how New York native Harvey Milk became a pioneering gay politician in San Francisco. The State Board of Education unanimously approved those changes in classroom instruction Thursday to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay Americans and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. The updates are part of a broader overhaul of California’s history and social science curriculum. During four hours of public testimony,...
  • Trump rally attendees sue San Jose, Mayor Liccardo and police chief

    07/14/2016 4:08:12 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 15 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 07/14/16 | Ramona Giwargis
    Fourteen people who attended a Donald Trump rally in San Jose last month filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against the city, mayor and police chief claiming city leaders failed to protect them from assaults by protesters as they left the event and violated their rights to free speech and peaceful assembly.
  • The facts about police shootings in California: Black, white and Latino

    07/12/2016 6:06:08 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 11 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 12, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    California police shot and killed about 1,130 people during the last decade, including 130 people killed in 2015, according to a Sacramento Bee review of California Department of Justice data. In California, police officers killed someone, on average, about once every three days during the last decade. About four police officers, on average, were killed in homicides on the job each year over the same period.
  • LETTER: A Democrat voting for Donald Trump

    07/11/2016 4:42:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Daily Republic ^ | July 11, 2016 | Virginia Muirhead
    To the Editor: I'm sick of listening to Hillary Clinton's devotees on TV this morning. It doesn't take a genius to see what the Democratic party did, just before the election they knew she'd lose California, so they declared her the winner of the delegates votes and therefore the nominee. So thousands of people — Democrats — did what I did. They didn't vote! That is how she got California. I am saddened to see the ugly way politics elect our president. We, the people, simply don't count. We the people, don't elect a president. The delegates, big shots in...
  • Black children die at alarming rate in Sacramento County, and here’s why

    07/10/2016 11:56:48 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 34 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 10, 2016 | Sammy Caiola
    African American children die at more than twice the rate of other children in Sacramento County More than a third of those deaths occur in womb or first weeks of life County has launched a $26 million effort to attack problem at neighborhood level
  • 3 killed, including 9-year-old boy, in San Bernardino

    07/10/2016 7:57:33 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 52 replies
    FOX News ^ | July 09, 2016
    Police say three people, including a 9-year-old boy and his father, were shot dead outside a liquor store in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Police Sgt. Vicki Cervantes said Saturday the shooter was waiting for the victims outside the store late Friday. When they walked out, the shooter approached them from behind, pulled a gun and fatally shot them all. The victims were identified as 25-year-old Samathy Mahan, 26-year-old Travon Lamar Williams and 9-year-old Travon Williams.
  • New California Ammunition Law: Restrictive, Burdensome, Costly, Ineffective

    07/09/2016 5:08:20 PM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 4 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law SB 1225.  It is a lengthy, extremely restrictive law regulating the sale of ammunition in California.  It is so restrictive, that it might not hold up in court.  Challenges to the law may have to wait.  The law only goes into effect *if* the very broad, very anti-Second Amendment proposition "Safety for All Act of 2016" is not approved of by the voters.  So this bill, and several others signed by Governor Brown, do not go into effect *unless* voters refuse to approve of the anti-Second Amendment  "Safety for All Act". What...
  • State lawyer wants legislators’ addresses removed from pro-gun blog

    07/09/2016 11:23:56 PM PDT · by Mariner · 37 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | July 9th, 2016 | By Jeremy B. White
    <p>Warning of “a grave risk” to elected officials, the California Legislature’s legal arm has asked the blog platform WordPress to take down a post listing the addresses of lawmakers who supported gun control legislation.</p> <p>Gov. Jerry Brown on July 1 signed several gun control measures, fortifying California’s already strong gun restrictions over the objections of those who saw the bills eroding Second Amendment rights.</p>
  • California Capitol to close for Black Lives Matter rally

    07/09/2016 9:05:01 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    — California guards are closing the Capitol early in expectation of a protest of police killings of black people one day after five police officers were killed at a similar rally in Dallas. The demonstration planned for 6 p.m. Friday is one of many that affiliates of the Black Lives Matter movement organized after 12 officers were shot Thursday.
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’: March in L.A., Vandalism in Oakland

    07/08/2016 1:28:03 PM PDT · by detective · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Jul 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    "Black Lives Matter” protesters took to the streets across California on Thursday night — as related protests in Dallas turned tragic as snipers shot eleven police officers, killing four. The California protests were rowdy, but not deadly. In Oakland, demonstrators vandalized a police station and snarled traffic. The San Francisco Chronicle reports: About 2,000 angry protestors marched through downtown Oakland, blocking traffic on Interstate 880 and pouring red paint on the front door of an Oakland police station in solidarity with two black men fatally shot by police officers this week in Louisiana and Minnesota. Cars were backed up for...
  • Protesters Vandalize Oakland Police Building With 'MURDERERS', Set Fire, Shut Down Freeway

    07/08/2016 7:21:00 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 33 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Thursday, July 7, 2016 | Shawn Murphy, Lisa Fernandez, Pete Suratos and Cheryl Hurd
    A stretch of the Nimitz reopened early Friday morning after Oakland protesters had shut it down - almost holding a party there - while also setting a small fire and ripping down a Caltrans board. [SNIP] In addition, some protesters painted Oakland police headquarters in red and broke glass and spraypainted a daunting message to police on a side wall that read "MURDERERS" in all capital letters. Nearby, there were smashed windows at Foot Locker and Chase bank on Broadway at 14th Street. [SNIP] At that time in Oakland, there were speeches and marches, and despite the angry mood of...
  • Black Lives Matter Protesters Shut Down I-880 In Oakland

    07/08/2016 12:46:27 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 24 replies
    CBS SF ^ | July 7, 2016
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Over a thousand people gathered on the streets of Oakland Thursday night and blocked both directions of Interstate Highway 880 for hours as they protested the deaths of two black men shot by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. [snip] Despite the violence against citizens this week and the violence against Dallas police officers Thursday night, the word “PEACEFUL” was trending hard on Twitter during the protests with over 132,000 tweets.
  • You Can Already Buy a Kit to Circumvent California's Brand-New 'Assault Weapon' Law

    07/07/2016 1:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    California, which in 1989 became the first state to ban so-called assault weapons, has expanded that category twice since then: in 1999, when the legislature added a generic definition to the original list of specifically proscribed models, and last week, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill aimed at a device that legally circumvented the ban. With the ink barely dry on the new law, another workaround is already available. The 1999 law covered any semiautomatic centrefire rifle with a detachable magazine and any of six "military-style" features: 1) a flash suppressor, 2) a grenade launcher or flare launcher, 3)...
  • California Bites The Bullet With Background Checks

    07/07/2016 10:27:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 7, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    On the heels of the San Bernardino massacre, where terrorists entered a gun-free zone to slaughter their unarmed victims, California Gov. Jerry “Moonbeam” Brown signed legislation making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to defend themselves. In the liberal mind, that doesn’t matter. It’s “gun violence”, not gang violence or terrorist violence. So let’s pass laws that would not have prevented San Bernardino: The Democratic governor signed six bills Friday requiring gun owners to give up magazines holding more than 10 rounds and to undergo a background check before they can purchase ammunition, among other measures… Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/07/california_bites_the_bullet_with_background_checks.html#ixzz4Dk9BAJbu Follow...
  • Trump trumps Juno, to the detriment of us all

    07/07/2016 6:13:10 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 18 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 6, 2016 | Shawn Hubler
    Finding the big picture in a political season of smallness Why, even in the face of wonders, we can’t look away from the presidential campaign ‘Now the fun begins,’ scientists say, but will we share it?
  • Milo Yiannopoulos: What difference does my rhetoric make when Islam is slaughtering gays? (video)

    07/06/2016 6:02:51 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
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  • What I've Learned: Jorge Ramos (On Donald Trump)

    07/06/2016 3:13:29 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 32 replies
    Esquire ^ | 7/6/2016 | Cal Fussman
    For years, Jorge Ramos has been the face of Univision, America's most influential Spanish-language news channel. Although seen by millions of people, for a time he was largely unknown to just as many. But then he stood up to Donald Trump, further solidifying himself as the voice of Latino voters. He also does a show for millennial viewers on Fusion, which broadens his base. It's been a long journey for the fifty-eight-year-old, who came to America as an immigrant and, as he says here, is inspired by de Tocqueville. I learned very early on that I had to question everything,...
  • Woman in wheelchair drowns in Sacramento River (ADA Advocate)

    07/06/2016 12:40:58 PM PDT · by rey · 60 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 6 Jul 2016
    SACRAMENTO — A disability rights advocate drowned in a bizarre accident when she fell into the Sacramento River in her wheelchair after watching Fourth of July fireworks. Laurie Hoirup's husband, Jacob Hoirup, tells the Sacramento Bee (http://bit.ly/29mKqJs) the accident happened after she and several other people were getting off a pontoon at the Sacramento Marina Monday night after watching fireworks on the boat. He says the 60-year-old woman was on a ramp between the boat and dock when the boat shifted and caused the ramp to fall into the water, bringing her, her husband and some others down with it....
  • BBQ Bushwa: When Liberals Drive Other Liberals More Batty than They Already Are

    07/06/2016 10:05:50 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/06/16 | Selwyn Duke
    The Rauzi realm’s dietary and voting decisions make plain that nuts abound in our nation today — and all of America is descending into anaphylactic shock. It’s funny that liberals try to advance the caricature of the stuffed-shirt conservative. It’s projection, actually, because “killjoy” could be synonymous with “progressive.” From demonizing toy guns to banning dodgeball and sweets to stigmatizing innocent jokes as “racist” to, generally, ensconcing everyone in bubble wrap, never was a rainbow born the libs couldn’t turn gray (except, you know, for the rainbow cause they’re obsessed with). A good example of this is a recent Lost...
  • Matt Damon wants American guns confiscated ‘in one fell swoop’

    07/06/2016 6:54:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 6, 2016 | Larry O'Connor
    Matt Damon praised Australia’s gun laws while promoting his latest gun-toting Jason Bourne film in that country. “You guys did it here in one fell swoop, and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” the diminutive star said while pandering his way through the former British prison colony. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) “Obviously, mass shootings aren’t going to do it. There have been so many of them at this point. Sandy Hook — when those children were murdered — if that didn’t do it, you know, I...
  • ‘Jason Bourne’ star Matt Damon calls for U.S. to ban guns ‘in one fell swoop’Matt Damon, 'Jason Bour

    Hollywood actor Matt Damon used a press conference in Australia over the Fourth of July weekend to discuss his desire for a massive confiscation of U.S. guns. “You guys did it here in one fell swoop [in 1996] and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk about it sensibly,” Mr. Damon said during a promotional engagement in Sydney for the movie “Jason Bourne.” The action star went on to say people get too “emotional” when it comes to “not selling AK47s to people on terror watchlists.” Mr....
  • Gun-Toting Action Star Matt Damon Wants Australian-Style Gun Ban in U.S.

    07/05/2016 9:24:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    Gun-toting action star Matt Damon of The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and The Departed, says he wishes the U.S. would implement a gun ban similar to the one Australia implemented in the 1990s. Appearing in Sydney, Australia, for his latest gun-toting action film, Jason Bourne, Damon praised Australia’s gun ban and said he wishes the U.S. would follow the Aussies’ lead. According to Stuff, Damon said, “You guys did it here in one fell swoop and I wish that could happen in my country, but it’s such a personal issue for people that we cannot talk...
  • Matt Damon slams Donald Trump at MIT commencement

    06/03/2016 8:32:31 PM PDT · by Prolixus · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | June 3, 2016 | Chloe Melas
    Matt Damon returned to MIT, but this time he wasn't mopping the floors. The 45-year-old actor delivered his first-ever commencement address for MIT's class of 2016 Friday, and wasted no time in slamming GOP frontrunner Donald Trump. To do that Damon got pretty trippy, citing what he says is a real scientific theory that we all might just be living in a simulated reality created by more intelligent forms of life in the universe. His question: "How come we have to be in the reality that Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president -- can we transfer to a...
  • Matt Damon Gushes Over Obama: He’s ‘Remarkable’ and ‘Deep’

    10/09/2015 8:37:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 79 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 10/8/2015 | Scott Whitlock
    But talking to THR, he gushed, “We talked about it, and look, even when I was giving him shit, he's somebody who thinks so deeply about everything he does.” The movie star added, “I don't ever question that it's coming from the right place with him. He's a remarkable human being and shockingly easy to be around. He's incredibly approachable and doesn't beat you up with his station, though he could.” Damon is also a fan of Hillary Clinton:
  • Matt Damon, Martian ecologist

    10/07/2015 9:25:26 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 56 replies
    In Capital (volume 3), Karl Marx observed: “In London . . . they can do nothing better with the excrement produced by 4 1/2 million people than pollute the Thames with it, at monstrous expense”. That would not have happened if Matt Damon had been around. Marx was railing against the loss of nutrients from the soil caused by contemporary (and modern) sewage systems. In Ridley Scott’s new 3D blockbuster, The Martian, Damon is inadvertently left behind on Mars by his NASA crew mates and is obliged to survive until help comes. As is so often the way, inspiration strikes...
  • Saving Matt Damon

    10/03/2015 1:31:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 10 replies
    The Internet ^ | 2015 | Unknown
  • Hollywood Lib Matt Damon's "Diversity" Drama

    09/17/2015 3:42:14 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | September 17, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Matt Damon opened his mouth and let the truth about the left's superficial commitment to "diversity" slip out. Now, liberal ideologues are furiously whacking the relentless GOP-bashing actor for his "white privilege." There's even a Twitter hashtag -- "#damonsplaining" -- that erupted this week to mock his unforgivable political transgression. Here's what happened. Damon (along with his progressive pal Ben Affleck) co-produces the television series "Project Greenlight," which gives wannabe filmmakers the opportunity to compete for a shot at directing their first feature film. The current season's prize script features a man who weds a black prostitute after being abandoned...
  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck developing thriller for SyFy

    10/13/2014 1:34:01 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 45 replies
    Sarnia Observer ^ | 10-13-2014 | Whitney Friedlander
    Set in a world where corporations have seemingly unlimited power, the story will focus on one man's efforts to beat the system. Although it is still known for campy projects like "Sharknado," the deal is another example of how SyFy has been upping its game in scripted content. The cabler recently ordered the alien series "Hunters" from "The Walking Dead's" Gale Anne Hurd and it is developing "Ghost Brigades," which is based on the "Old Man's War" universe book series, with Wolfgang Petersen and Scott Stuber.
  • Matt Damon's Miami Waterfront Home (for sale - $18.9 million)

    08/04/2014 12:34:40 PM PDT · by wac3rd · 35 replies
    Lonny ^ | 08/04/2014 | Lonny.com
    Matt Damon is selling his Miami Beach property for $18.9 million. Take a look at 'Maravilla', courtesy of The Jills from Coldwell Banker. 12,705-square-foot home in Miami Beach, replete with pools, palms, and plenty of privacy. According to the Wall Street Journal, the actor created the property by combining two parcels he bought in 2005, paying about $14.5 million for both. The home is located on the same glitzy street where Jennifer Lopez, Alex Rodriguez, and Calvin Klein are said to have lived.
  • Matt Damon… Just when you thought you knew him!

    Check out the video at the link...it speaks for itself and it'll amaze you.
  • Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School'

    11/16/2013 2:34:03 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 130 replies
    Matt Damon: 'I'd Eat My Shoe If Jeb Could Name a Bush That Ever Even Walked Into a Public School' By Noel Sheppard Created 11/16/2013 - 2:48pm As NewsBusters reported, former Florida governor Jeb Bush pounded public school activist Matt Damon in August for putting his kids in private school. Damon gave CNN's Jake Tapper a rather lame excuse for this in an online segment of their interview Friday while claiming, "I'd eat my shoe if he could name a Bush that ever even walked into a public school" (video follows with transcript and commentary): JAKE TAPPER, HOST: Does that...
  • James Cameron Gets Matt Damon, Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger for Climate Hysteria Series

    11/01/2013 7:51:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    NewBusters ^ | 10/31/2013 | Noel Sheppard
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