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  • Pelosi On Calls For Trump To Resign: I Don’t Think He Should Have Been President

    12/14/2017 10:13:56 AM PST · by Cheerio · 50 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    The drama between Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and President Donald Trump has reached absurd heights. First, there was that rather tweet from the president, which was not out of the ordinary. He accused Gillibrand of doing “anything” for campaign contributions. Gillibrand said this was a sexist smear, despite the president using that line on pretty much everyone. This all is part of the ongoing sexual harassment reckoning on the Hill and elsewhere. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is gone, and Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) has signaled his intention to leave…whenever that may be. Gillibrand has called on Trump to resign, as...
  • Dem Sen Who Called for Franken to Resign: ‘I Would Love It’ if Trump and Moore Stepped Aside

    12/07/2017 7:31:55 AM PST · by Rockitz · 68 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 6 Dec 2017 | Ian Hanchett
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Mazie Hirono (D-HI), who called for Senator Al Franken (D-MN) to resign, stated she would “love it” if President Trump and Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore stepped down. Hirono said, “I would love it if both of them stepped aside. Because I have said publicly that President Trump has admitted to being a sexual predator. And as for Roy Moore, the credible allegations of him being a child molester basically should cause both of them to look at themselves and step down. I would love it. But at the same time, you...
  • BREAKING: Pervert Democrat Senator Al Franken Expected to Resign Thursday

    12/06/2017 11:34:16 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    GP ^ | December 6,2017 | Cristina Laila
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, posted to Facebook her call on Franken to resign Click here to see the list of Senators calling on Franken to resign. A top Senate Dem says he expects Franken to resign Thursday shortly after Franken’s office said he would be making an announcement Thursday. Democrat Senator Ron Wyden tweeted,”I expect that Senator Franken will announce his resignation tomorrow. It is the right thing to do given this series of serious allegations.”
  • Pearl Harbor and Why We Stand

    12/06/2017 9:23:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2017 | Rebecca Hagelin
    We were having an 8 a.m. coffee with family in their home on the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam when the music started.Ringing through the morning, as happens every day here and on U.S. military bases around the world, was the melody of “The Star-Spangled Banner.”“O say can you see, by the dawn’s early light,“What so proudly we hail’d at the twilight’s last gleaming …”As the song plays, people strolling through the neighborhood freeze in their steps, cars pull to the side of the road, and even children stop playing and stand tall, exactly as they have been taught, to honor...
  • USS Ward, ship that fired first American shots of World War II, found in Philippines

    12/06/2017 8:37:06 AM PST · by DFG · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/06/2017 | Greg Norman
    A team manning a deep sea research vessel says it has found and captured the first underwater images of a sunken U.S. Navy ship credited with firing America’s opening shots of World War II. The USS Ward was located in the waters near Ponson Island in the Philippines, an expedition crew led by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen announced, just before the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • Medical Marijuana rules being used to confiscate guns in Hawaii

    12/01/2017 7:03:06 AM PST · by rogerantone1 · 22 replies
    While 29 states have legalized medical marijuana in some form, the drug is still illegal under federal law. Some police departments are now selectively enforcing federal law — people can get the medical marijuana, they just can’t own guns. Hawaii requires all medical marijuana users to register in a state-run patient registry and also requires gun owners to register all their weapons with the county police chief.
  • Report: Trump continues to question Obama's birth certificate

    11/29/2017 5:32:11 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 190 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/29/17 | Sophie Tatum and Jim Acosta
    President Donald Trump questioned the politics of his decision to finally acknowledge former President Barack Obama was born in the US, which he did late during the campaign in 2016, according to a source close to the White House. The source said that shortly after he made the statement, Trump told aides that he would have done better in the polls had he continued to stand his ground on the birth certificate issue. Trump has continued to question the legitimacy of Obama's birth certificate during private conversations in recent months, The New York Times reported Tuesday, citing advisers who discussed...
  • World War 3 fears: North Korea launches ICBM - South Korea FIRES missile back

    11/28/2017 2:09:41 PM PST · by Red Badger · 58 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | PUBLISHED: 20:10, Tue, Nov 28, 2017 | UPDATED: 21:29, Tue, Nov 28, 2017 | By Joey Millar
    NORTH Korea has launched an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), sparking a ferocious "precision strike" rocket response from South Korea. North Korea launched the missile at around 3am local time (6pm GMT), sparking a furious response from Seoul. Within minutes of North Korea's ICBM launch, South Korea had fired its own missile launch in retaliation. The North Korean missile was fired eastwards from the hermit state. The missile landed about 210km west of Japan's Kyurokujima island, Tokyo said. Japanese media reports the missile was in the air for 50 minutes - indicating a very high altitude flight path. It travelled east...
  • Trump on North Korean missile launch: 'We will take care of it'

    11/28/2017 2:06:50 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/28/2017 | By Zachary Cohen, Taehoon Lee and Ryan Browne
    President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Tuesday that the United States "will handle" the situation in North Korea after the rogue nation launched yet another intercontinental ballistic missile earlier in the day. "We will take care of it," Trump said, adding later that North Korea "is a situation that we will handle." The Pentagon confirmed earlier Tuesday that North Korea launched what the US military believes to be an intercontinental ballistic missile. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis told reporters that the North Korean missile test went "higher, frankly, than any previous shot they have taken." Mattis...
  • World War 3 fears: North Korea set for missile launch in ‘NEXT FEW DAYS’ warns Japan

    11/27/2017 10:45:41 AM PST · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    www.express.co.uk ^ | UPDATED: 18:28, Mon, Nov 27, 2017 | By Joey Millar
    North Korea has been threatening another launch following a series of provocative tests earlier this year. Two missiles flew directly over Japanese territory, terrifying citizens and sparking a round of worldwide condemnations and sanctions. And now despot Kim Jong-un could be set for yet another test - despite ever-strengthening warnings from his Western rivals. One Japanese diplomat warned today radio signals detected from the hermit state indicated another test is close. Japan's Kyodo news agency said the detection had been confirmed by government officials. One official told them: “There is a possibility of missiles launches in the next few days.”...
  • Democratic Senator on Bill Clinton's Misconduct: Uh, Let's All Just 'Move Forward,' Okay?

    11/22/2017 8:37:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2017 | Guy Benson
    The Democratic Party is trying to figure out how it feels about sexual misconduct when the accused party is an elected or prominent Democrat.  After many years of reflexive excuse-making, victim-mocking and wagon-circling on Bill Clinton's behalf, a number of Democrats and liberals are belatedly coming around to the stance that perhaps he should have been run out of office in the late 1990's after all.  Others are forcefully pushing back in his defense, while still others are contorting themselves in order to blame for their own moral confusion and inconsistency on Republican partisanship, or whatever.  Presented with 'The Bill...
  • The Republican Party is almost extinct in Hawaii – and it's only getting worse

    11/16/2017 4:39:04 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 58 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | 11/12/2017 | By Jaweed Kaleem •
    It has been a rough few days for Republicans, who lost big in mayoral and gubernatorial races across the country in Tuesday’s election. But Shirlene Ostrov knows it can be much worse. She is the chairwoman of the Republican Party in Hawaii. The job can be lonely and thankless. Her party is teetering on the edge of extinction here.
  • As North Korean threat grows, Hawaii prepares for nuclear attack

    11/10/2017 8:50:05 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 19 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Friday, November 10, 2017 | Jaweed Kaleem
    For decades, the wail of the nuclear bomb warning siren was ubiquitous in U.S. cities. Public service commercials drilled the "duck and cover" mantra into the minds of Americans, and the possibility of a Soviet attack was always around the corner. But after the Cold War, most places abandoned their sirens. Fears of terrorism grew more urgent and, for many younger Americans, being on notice for nuclear war became a relic of the past. That's no longer the case in Hawaii. Amid increasing North Korean threats against the U.S., Hawaii has launched the most aggressive effort in the country to...
  • Democratic Senator Responds to Texas Church Shooting by Suggesting Law That Already Exists

    11/07/2017 7:05:50 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | November 7, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    A Democratic senator responded to the Sunday mass shooting at a Texas church by suggesting the U.S. adopt a law that is already on the books. Hawaii Sen. Brian Schatz (D.) shared an excerpt of a New York Times story detailing how, while in the military, the shooter was convicted of assaulting his wife and infant step-son. "A simple idea: Anyone convicted of domestic abuse should see their rights under the 2nd Amendment severely curtailed," Schatz tweeted on Monday. In fact, federal law already prohibits domestic abusers from purchasing or owning guns.
  • Trump visits Hawaii as islands prepare against potential North Korea nuclear threat

    11/03/2017 3:23:10 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 4 replies
    Sky News ^ | Friday, November 3, 2017 | Greg Milam
    The trip is Donald Trump's first to the Pacific state, which residents fear could be in the firing line of a North Korean missile. Image: Hawaiians fear they may be in the firing line if the war of words escalates Donald Trump will arrive in Hawaii later as the islands step up emergency preparations to deal with a possible nuclear strike from North Korea. The US President is making his first visit to the country's Pacific outpost en route to a critical 12-day swing through Asia. And Hawaiians are growing increasingly nervous that Mr Trump's war of words with Kim...
  • Hawaii residents to Trump: 'Wish you weren't here' [BARF]

    11/03/2017 3:10:57 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 76 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Thursday, November 2, 2017 | Jaweed Kaleem
    There's a popular postcard of Hawaii that shows the blue waters of Waikiki Beach and the famed Diamond Head with the greeting "Aloha" -- a symbol of the open-arms, easygoing way of life touted by the state. But this week, a different image has spread around the islands through fliers and social media. It shows the same picture with a green scoreboard: "Hawaii 3, Trump 0" -- a nod to the state's judicial defeats of the president's travel ban -- under the words, "Wish you weren't here." When President Trump arrives in Honolulu on Friday, he'll be in enemy territory....
  • They track air threats to Hawaii 24/7 and they're on high alert for Trump's arrival

    11/03/2017 2:38:35 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL ^ | Friday, November 3, 2017 | Shawn Ching, News Anchor
    MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - At a secure, classified location on Oahu, 230 Hawaii Air National Guard member keep a constant watch over the state. They work at what's unofficially called "NORAD of the Pacific" -- after the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado. They play a critical role in tracking threats to the state -- are considered the first line of defense against another Pearl Harbor. And on Friday, ahead of President Trump's visit to Hawaii, they'll be watching Air Force One closely and anything that may get near it. The group's official name: The 169th Air Defense Squadron...
  • Holes emerge in Hawaii women's tale of survival in the Pacific

    10/31/2017 9:45:33 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 149 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10/31/17 | fox/ap
    Something is wishy-washy here. Two Hawaii women who claimed they were lost at sea for five months and “would have been dead within 24 hours” had the U.S. Navy not picked them up last week never activated their emergency beacon, the Coast Guard said Tuesday, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies and questions that cast doubt on their harrowing tale of survival in the Pacific Ocean. "If the thing was operational and it was turned on, a signal should have been received very, very quickly that this vessel was in distress," Phillip R. Johnson, a retired Coast Guard officer,...
  • Dangerous, Filthy Homeless Encampments Force Closure of Hawaii Public Park Indefinitely

    10/22/2017 4:00:17 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/21/2017 | Megan Fox
    Kakaako Waterfront Park on the island of Oahu has been closed indefinitely in order to repair the damage done by a large homeless population that has been camping there in makeshift huts and tents. This is an unprecedented move by the state of Hawaii. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has details about the massive damage and public safety hazards in the park. "[P]ark officials say they can no longer ensure the safety of park users following a recent series of dog bites, fires and vandalism attributed to an estimated 180 homeless people living along the Kakaako shoreline....Right now, with dog attacks and...
  • US judge blocks latest Trump travel restrictions to the US from eight countries (This again?)

    10/17/2017 1:17:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies
    A federal judge in Hawaii blocked President Donald Trump's latest bid to impose restrictions on citizens from eight countries entering the United States, which had been set to take effect this week. The open-ended ban, announced last month, targeted people from Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Chad and North Korea, as well as certain government officials from Venezuela. It was the latest version of a policy that had previously targeted six Muslim-majority countries but had been restricted by the Supreme Court. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii's request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the...