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  • Nancy Sings 'No Ticket to Ride'

    01/18/2019 8:09:24 AM PST · by FirstFlaBn · 3 replies
    a misspent youth | January 18, 2019 | me
    No Ticket to Ride (with apologies to John and Paul) I think I’m gonna be sad, No bus ride today. The man that’s driving me mad, Is making me pay. He took my ticket to ride, He took my ticket to ride, He took my ticket to ride, And he don’t care. He said if dealing with me, I must be in town. Those sites I won’t get to see, I’ll sit on the ground. He took my ticket to ride, He took my ticket to ride, He took my ticket to ride, And he don’t care. By now I...
  • Congress Approves Back Pay For Workers Affected By Shutdown, BUT THERE’S A CATCH

    01/18/2019 7:43:49 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | Jan 15, 2019 | Henry Rodgers
    The House and Senate passed legislation which would provide back pay to federal government workers who were affected by the partial government shutdown. On Friday, the House approved the legislation in a 411-to-7 vote after it was passed by the Senate Thursday. The legislation will now need to be signed by President Donald Trump for final approval. However, the legislation is specifically for workers who are working with unpaid status during the partial shutdown, not for those on furlough. Those who worked during the shutdown and have not been paid will receive back pay when the government is funded, according...
  • Impeach Trump, after all of THESE Obama ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’?

    01/18/2019 7:33:44 AM PST · by Cheerio · 6 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | January 18, 2019 | The National Sentinel
    The Deep State cabal of corrupt Justice Department officials, Robert Mueller, establishment politicians and the disgustingly dishonest media have been unable to uproot POTUS Donald Trump from the White House, try as they have, so now they’re just going throwing out all the stops and going for the jugular. After lunatics took over of the House — that would be Democrats, many to the Left of Uncle Joe Stalin and Che Guevera, the calls for “Impeach Trump!!” have grown steadily louder. Now, establishment media icon The Atlantic magazine has come out full-throated in support of that strategy, with its cover...
  • Pelosi’s History of Abusing Military Travel–

    01/18/2019 7:17:51 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 29 replies
    GP ^ | JAN. 17, 2019 2:21 | Cristina Laila
    Full Title..... Pelosi’s History of Abusing Military Travel – Bringing Family Members Aboard – Serving Top Shelf Liquor on Taxpayer Dime Where was the media when Pelosi abused military travel for YEARS? Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch uncovered Pelosi’s abuse of military travel on taxpayer dime which included bringing members of her family aboard and serving them top shelf liquor. “Purchases for one Pelosi-led CODEL on May 15-20, 2008 included: Johnny Walker Red scotch, Grey Goose vodka, E&J brandy, Bailey’s Irish Crčme, Maker’s Mark whiskey, Courvoisier cognac, Bacardi Light rum, Jim Beam whiskey, Beefeater gin, Dewar’s scotch, Bombay Sapphire gin,”...
  • "Ignore her at your peril." James Woods issues stark warning about lunatic Ocasio-Cortez (truncated)

    01/18/2019 7:03:22 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 36 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 18 January 2019 | George Martin and Lauren Fruen
    I warned you guys about this gal quite some time ago.... Go read story....
  • Trump: Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country when 800,000 great people are not getting paid.

    01/18/2019 6:58:18 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 21 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 18, 2019 | Donald J. Trump
    Why would Nancy Pelosi leave the Country with other Democrats on a seven day excursion when 800,000 great people are not getting paid. Also, could somebody please explain to Nancy & her “big donors” in wine country that people working on farms (grapes) will have easy access in!
  • Walsh looks beyond Boston, but will voters see past history?

    01/18/2019 5:33:05 AM PST · by luke1825
    lowell sun ^ | 1/17 | peter lucas
    There is a reason why Boston mayors do not become Massachusetts governors. They can’t get elected. So, some basic advice to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: don’t run. Don’t even think about it. The last Boston mayor to run for governor was the late flamboyant and visionary Kevin White. White, who won a contentious Democratic primary, was defeated in the November election by Republican Gov. Frank Sargent.
  • State Dept. employees ordered back to work as Trump nixes Pelosi trip and Davos {trunc}

    01/18/2019 5:21:00 AM PST · by blueplum · 16 replies
    WaPo via MSN ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Damian Paletta, Josh Dawsey
    Full title: State Dept. employees ordered back to work as Trump nixes Pelosi trip and Davos delegation, citing shutdown The State Department ordered its employees to return to work next week, saying it has found money to cover a half-month in salary, as the Trump administration continued to grapple with a federal shutdown that shows no sign of ending. {snip} “There is no credible justification” for some of these decisions, said Charles Tiefer, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law and expert on government contracting. He said decisions to restart agency operations that had been closed to...
  • The Blue, the Black and UC Davis-Student commission disses murdered police officer Natalie Corona

    01/18/2019 5:13:27 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 18, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Convicted criminal Kevin Limbaugh, 48, known for violence toward co-workers, thought the Davis, California, police department was attacking him with “ultrasonic waves.” On Thursday January 10, the unhinged criminal gunned down Davis police officer Natalie Corona, 22, a rising star in the Davis police department. The community hailed Corona as a hero who had dedicated herself to law enforcement and paid the ultimate price. The Ethnic and Cultural Affairs Commission (ECAC) at UC Davis didn’t see it that way. A photo of Corona, clad in an elegant blue dress and holding the “thin blue line” flag, went viral on...
  • Islamic Activist Advocates Using Public Schools to Convert Americans to Islam

    01/18/2019 5:07:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 18, 2019 | Sara Dogan
    "We want to turn them into Muslim individuals.” In a video clip that has recently gone viral, Islamic activist Sharifa Alkhateeb talks extensively about using U.S. public schools to proselytize Islam and convert America to an Islamic nation. “We are in the process of developing Islamic education for our children. And yes, all of us have the hope and dream…of creating not only Islamic schools that cooperate with each other but Islamic schools systems that would span the country, that’s what our further objective is,” Alkhateeb explains. “So as we approach the public school system, we have to approach it with that...
  • Yunsong Zhao: Charges Dropped on Obscure Rifle law after Eight Months in Custody

    01/18/2019 4:56:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On September 24, 2018, Yunsong Zhao was vindicated. He had done nothing illegal. The evidence against him was so weak, the judge did not let the case go to trial. He dismissed the case based on lack of evidence. From CHRISTIANSBURG — A judge on Monday dismissed the firearms charge against former Virginia Tech student Yunsong Zhao, saying that he didn’t believe the police officer or gun dealer who were the prosecution’s main witnesses.The evidence that Zhao, a 20-year-old Chinese national, possessed an assault weapon that is allowed only for U.S. citizens or permanent residents was too flimsy...
  • Buzzfeed report that Trump 'instructed Cohen to lie' sparks outcry

    01/18/2019 2:41:47 AM PST · by Libloather · 52 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/18/19
    A Buzzfeed News report alleges Mr Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. Cohen has already admitted to lying about when the business project ended. Mr Trump has not yet responded directly to the report's allegations - but he has previously denied ever directing his former lawyer to break the law. The intelligence committee of the House of Representatives will investigate the claims, says its new chairman, Adam Schiff. "The allegation that the President of the United States may have suborned perjury before our committee in an effort to curtail the investigation...
  • Are members of Congress being paid during the shutdown? Curious Texas finds out

    01/17/2019 10:01:19 PM PST · by blueplum · 7 replies
    Dallas News ^ | 17 Jan 2019 | Matthew Adams
    ….Some members have submitted letters to House Chief Administrative Officer Phil Kiko to withhold pay, while others announced they would donate their checks to a charity or particular cause. Kiko’s office declined to provide a list of members who asked for their paychecks to be withheld. The Dallas Morning News collected the information based on various media reports and public statements released by members. So far, 133 members of Congress — 111 representatives and 22 senators — have asked for their paychecks to be withheld. Some are taking pay but have said they would donate it to a particular cause...
  • Gavin Newsom’s family plans move to $3.7 million Fair Oaks mansion

    01/17/2019 9:35:05 PM PST · by rintintin · 25 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Jan 17 2019 | SOPHIA BOLLAG
    California’s new governor and his family plan to move to a $3.7 million, six-bedroom house in Fair Oaks they bought in December, according to property records obtained by The Sacramento Bee. For now, Gavin and Jennifer Siebel Newsom and their four young children are living in the historic governor’s mansion in downtown Sacramento. The governor’s office confirmed that they plan to move to Fair Oaks, an unincorporated community in Sacramento County, once their new house is renovated. Deed records show a limited liability company purchased the Fair Oaks property in December. The company is registered in the name of Gavin...
  • Sundance 2019: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez In The House & ‘Boomerang’ Preview

    01/17/2019 9:30:34 PM PST · by diverteach · 9 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 1/17/2019 | Dominic Patten
    In addition, eaving the likely still ongoing government shutdown behind for the snow of Utah, new Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez will be bringing some of her much-analyzed moves to the festival too. A SFF juror last year, Jada Pinkett-Smith is returning to Sundance as well for what is described as a fireside chat by the host of Facebook Watch’s Red Table Talk at MACRO founder and CEO Charles D. King’ Main Street lodge.
  • Split over Pelosi's 'immorality' comment on border wall reveals fissure in Democratic Party

    01/17/2019 8:57:35 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 19 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | By David Sherfinski and S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats are refusing to embrace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s rhetoric denouncing border walls as an “immorality,” but they are being careful to avoid undercutting her new role as the party’s leader in the shutdown standoff. Mrs. Pelosi has moved unsteadily since seizing the speaker’s gavel amid the partial government shutdown, including the “immorality” comment and her shifting explanations for why she told President Trump to postpone the State of the Union address. Still, she garners strong support from Democrats on both side of the Capitol for remaining steadfast in shutdown fight and refusing Mr. Trump’s demand for $5.7 billion...
  • CONFIRMED: President Trump Can Start Laying Off Furloughed Workers After 30 Days

    01/17/2019 8:45:03 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 67 replies
    President Donald Trump’s administration will have the option to lay off all furloughed government workers after their furlough reaches 30 days. President Trump is now on Day 26 of the shutdown, and he has not signed any bill to guarantee back pay for furloughed workers. President Trump can save taxpayers more than $1 billion per week if he lays off the approximately 800,000 non-essential government workers who are not getting paid. That would save enough money to cover the cost of Trump’s wall in six weeks, or three pay periods. The trade site The Balance Careers previously published an explainer...
  • Liberals in Crisis! President Trump GAINS 19 POINTS with Latino Voters Since Shutdown

    01/17/2019 8:16:12 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    The latest poll shows a 19 point swing with Latino voters. President Trump now has a 50% approval rating with Latino voters.
  • First lady Melania flies to Florida on government jet after Trump postpones Pelosi’s trip

    01/17/2019 7:44:35 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 106 replies
    First Lady Melania Trump flew to Florida on a government jet Thursday for a weekend vacation, hours after President Donald Trump dramatically postponed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip with other members of Congress to visit U.S. troops in Afghanistan, NBC confirmed, citing a law enforcement source. President Trump cited the ongoing government shutdown as his reason for postponing Pelosi’s travel plans, shortly before she and her team were scheduled to depart on a military plane. While Pelosi was practically grounded by Trump’s actions, the president’s wife headed to Joint Base Andrews for her own trip on a military aircraft, NBC...
  • House Majority Leader Breaks With Pelosi: 'A Wall That Protects People Is Not Immoral'

    01/17/2019 6:11:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | January 17, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    Border security is an issue where the Democratic Party is suffering from schizophrenia. They were for it before they were against it. Donald Trump winning the 2016 election caused that, despite some very prominent Democrats, like Barack Obama, supporting border barriers in times past. Now, the war cry is that “a wall is an immorality.” That is coming from Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Walls are immoral. So, what about illegal aliens who murdered American citizens? Apparently, that’s not a concern; dreams of amnesty and expanded Democratic voter rolls have clouded the liberal mind. Pelosi: ‘A wall is an immoralityYet, House Majority...