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  • Once A Desirous Destination Not So Much Anymore (California)

    11/29/2019 11:31:33 AM PST · by RightGeek · 38 replies
    Ace of Spades of HQ ^ | 11/29/2019 | Misanthropic Humanitarian
    California, America's version of the Land of Milk and Honey, is comparable to the Republic of Congo. Middle class voters have been the bedrock of American democracy since the country was founded. It really has to be that way. If this isn't a middle class country, it can’t be a functioning democracy. But in California, which is at the leading edge of everything, middle class is vanishing. California's medium home price is twice the national average. It's got the country’s highest gas prices, it has some of the highest taxes as well. The results of all of this? You know...
  • San Francisco: It's OK to Crap in the Streets But They Arrest People for Eating on a BART Platform

    11/13/2019 7:51:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/13/2019 | Megan Fox
    This week, a video went viral of a man being detained by police on a public transportation platform in San Francisco, Calif., for eating a sandwich. You can see the police officer in the video below insisting that eating is a violation of the California penal code. They have Sanctuary Cities for Criminal Illegals but you can get arrested for eating a Sandwich in California. pic.twitter.com/EL4XRUKi50— Feisty??Floridian (@Feisty_FL) November 10, 2019 It turns out that while he might be slightly off base, it's mostly true. The California penal code lists eating on public transport property as a "miscellaneous crime"...
  • Sanders blasts Apple for $2.5B investment to fight housing crisis

    11/06/2019 3:44:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 11/05/19 | Brittany De Lea
    Independent Vermont senator and 2020 presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is not impressed by tech giant Apple’s efforts to increase the supply of affordable housing in California amid a growing crisis. In a statement on Monday evening, Sanders called out the Cupertino, California-based company out for trying to distract from a problem it helped create. “Apple's announcement that it is entering the real estate lending business is an effort to distract from the fact that it has helped create California's housing crisis – all while raking in $800 million of taxpayer subsidies, and keeping a quarter trillion dollars of profit offshore,...
  • Durham’s Trail Leading to SSCI – Ali Watkins Never Slept With James Wolfe – It Was a Cover Story….

    10/21/2019 1:04:29 AM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 96 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 10/20/2019 | sundance
    With media reporting that U.S. Attorney John Durham has expanded the timeline and scope of his investigation into U.S. government and intelligence community activity during the 2016 election, there’s an interesting quote from NBC: …”Justice Department officials have said that Durham has found something significant, and that critics should be careful.”… The expanded investigative timeline is now into May 2017 when Mueller was appointed special counsel, and would mean all of the preceding (and surrounding) activity leading up to Mueller would be reviewed. With that carefully in mind…. During the 2016 effort to weaponize the institutions of government against the...
  • SFO plans to surround airport with 10-mile wall to protect against rising bay waters (only $587 mil)

    10/13/2019 6:57:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 77 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 10/11/19 | PAUL ROGERS
    Concerned that rising waves will flood runways and buildings in the coming years, officials at San Francisco International Airport are moving ahead with a $587 million plan to build a major new sea wall around the entire airport. The plan, the latest example of the growing cost of climate change in California, involves driving steel pilings - sheets with interlocking edges - into the mud and also constructing concrete walls in some places around all of the airport’s 10-mile perimeter. “This is something we’ve been looking at for many years,” said Doug Yakel, a spokesman for the airport. “What’s changed...
  • Dianne Feinstein Falsely Claims ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Lowered Crime

    08/20/2019 10:21:02 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 8/20/2019 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claims the 1994 “assault weapons” ban lowered crime even though a Department of Justice report shows it had no impact on recorded figures. Sen Dianne Feinstein ✔ @SenFeinstein While the federal assault weapons ban was in effect (1994-2004), the number of gun massacres fell by 37% and the number of gun massacre deaths fell by 43% compared to the previous decade. After the ban lapsed, gun massacres rose by 183% and gun massacre deaths by 239%. 2,481 7:42 AM - Aug 20, 2019
  • Nearly 84,000 duplicate voter records found in audit of California’s ‘motor voter’ system

    08/09/2019 7:46:53 PM PDT · by bitt · 37 replies
    laTIMES ^ | 8/9/2019 | John Myers
    A new independent audit found multiple errors and flaws in the rollout of California’s automated “motor voter” system California’s ambitious effort to automate voter registration at Department of Motor Vehicle offices produced almost 84,000 duplicate records and more than twice that number with political party mistakes, according to an audit released Friday by state officials. The analysis covered just the first five months of the new “motor voter” program, which was launched in April 2018. It found a wide array of problems with the rollout of the DMV system, including a limited amount of testing as well as inconsistent and...
  • California’s two-tier society

    08/04/2019 8:49:11 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 22 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 02, 2019 | Dan Walt
    Thirty-four years ago, two researchers delved into California’s rapidly changing demographic and economic trends and saw “an emerging two-tier economy with Asians and better-educated non-Hispanic whites and blacks competing for the prestigious occupations while poorly educated Hispanics and blacks scramble for the lower status jobs…”
  • Senate meeting erupts as Graham clashes with Dems over asylum bill: 'You're not going to take my job

    08/01/2019 11:13:15 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 1, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    The Senate Judiciary Committee erupted with infighting Thursday as a top Republican lawmaker pushed legislation aimed at crafting new rules for asylum-seekers from Central American countries. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., the chairman of the committee, faced immediate accusations as he brought up the bill that he was violating Senate rules. In a dispute that quickly got personal, Ranking Member Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said the committee was one Democrat shy of having a quorum during a meeting last week and therefore could not advance the bill. “Why even have rules?” Feinstein asked rhetorically. Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., backed her up,...
  • Machetes And Mayhem: DoJ Unveils MS-13 Racketeering And Murder Indictment (Most of them illegals)

    07/16/2019 8:12:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/16/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Bet on this becoming a White House talking point by the end of the day. The Department of Justice unveiled an indictment against a virulent MS-13 gang in Los Angeles for racketeering and murder, but even those charges understate the bloodthirsty nature of the crimes. NBC News provides a taste of what will come in the lead: Citing a gruesome series of killings in Los Angeles in which one victim was dismembered and whose heart was cut out, a federal grand jury has indicted 22 alleged members or associates of the notorious MS-13 gang on charges that include racketeering...
  • VIDEO: Typhus and Bubonic Plague Threaten Los Angeles

    07/13/2019 8:25:34 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 38 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 13, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO Who could have believed even in the recent past that one day a major American city such as Los Angeles would be afflicted by the threat of typhus and bubonic plague? Those diseases, which were associated with medieval times, now threaten the people of Los Angeles. So what is the major concern of its mayor? To oppose Donald Trump by openly opposing enforcement of immigration laws via its "sanctuary city" policy. No wonder there is a recall petition for Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti who has FAILED in his most basic duty of protecting the citizens of that city.
  • SF lawmakers push to let noncitizens hold Democratic Party positions

    07/01/2019 3:32:39 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    SFChronicle ^ | June 28, 2019 | Dustin Gardiner
    State lawmakers from San Francisco proposed legislation Friday that would allow noncitizens to participate in Democratic Party politics as state convention delegates and county committee leaders. State law now limits noncitizens’ ability to participate in party politics. Supporters of the new proposal noted that Democrats dominate California politics, and said it was important for noncitizens to have a say in party policymaking. “We need to continue to send a very, very loud message that we are ... going to embrace and uplift and support all American immigrant neighbors,” state Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, said at a news conference at...
  • Feinstein: It’s ‘Too Early’ to Tell Whether Kamala Harris Would Make a Good President

    03/08/2018 7:14:07 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 72 replies
    freebeacon ^ | March 8, 2018 | Cameron Cawthorne
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) said in a recent piece profiling her Democratic colleague Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) that it is "too early" to tell whether the potential 2020 candidate would make a good president. Feinstein's remarks came in a Politico piece published Thursday and titled, "Kamala Harris keeps 'em guessing." The piece reflects on Harris' first year in the Senate and how she has become a rising star in the Democratic party, describing the senator as a "serious-minded lawmaker" and as someone who "bones up on policy and can engage on substance." While the junior senator from California has...
  • Dems pushing to ban the most highly regulated firearm accessory there is: Suppressors

    06/25/2019 6:52:15 AM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 6/25/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Some of the usuals anti-gun suspects in the Senate have proposed new legislation that would ban suppressors following a shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., in which the perpetrator a handgun fitted with the device. But the problem is, this particular accessory is already one of the most regulated by the federal government. The Help Empower Americans to Respond (HEAR) Act is being introduced by Democratic Sens. Bob Menendez (NJ), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Richard Blumenthal (CA) and Tim Kaine (VA), all of whom claim — wrongly — that suppressors are ‘silencers’ in the true sense of the word and that as...
  • Liberals Go Ballistic As Senate Advances 17 Federal Judges

    06/25/2019 3:26:18 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    Nworeport.me ^ | 6/24/19
    Liberals are going nuts. They’re furious. All because President Donald Trump is doing exactly what he said he’d do during his campaign and is reshaping the judiciary in the United States. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday advanced the nominations of 17 of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees, including a Ninth Circuit pick who faced questions about his ties to California. Daniel Bress received approval from the committee with a 12-10 vote, over the objections of Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, both California Democrats, who said Bress does not have close enough ties to California to occupy one of...
  • Report Obama Officials Backchannel with Iran to Defeat Trump’s Foreign Policy

    06/23/2019 10:03:08 AM PDT · by T Ruth · 45 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | June 23, 2019 | S.Noble
    Obama officials are accused of holding backchannel communications on how to defeat President Trump’s foreign policy. Last year, John Kerry was caught engaging in shadow diplomacy with Iran through meetings with their foreign minister and others. It is believed he is also telling them how to circumvent President Trump and destroy his policies. Dianne Feinstein also met secretly with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif recently, knowing he is responsible for directing the Iranian terror plots. She has his number on her cell phone. According to The Daily Beast, a far-left Democrat newspaper, The Obama Team told Iran not to escalate,...
  • VICTOR DAVIS HANSON TELLS TUCKER WHY CALIFORNIA IS ‘AMERICA’S FIRST THIRD-WORLD STATE’

    06/18/2019 10:59:07 AM PDT · by gattaca · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 17, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Historian Victor Davis Hanson described why he feels his home state of California is America’s first “Third World state” during a Monday night appearance on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” Hanson’s comments came after the state’s Democratic governor, Gavin Newsom, said that national Republicans will go “into the waste bin of history, the way Republicans of the ’90s [in California] have gone.” Responding to host Tucker Carlson’s question about why he considers California a “Third World state,” Hanson pointed to “symptoms” we typically “associate with failed states” such as high taxes, poor schools, a super-rich class, and a significant percentage...
  • Senate Democrats: Americans ‘Have Obligation’ to Give Amnesty to Foreigners

    06/10/2019 12:51:09 PM PDT · by detective · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2019 | JOHN BINDER
    A group of Senate Democrats say American citizens “have an obligation” to give amnesty to potentially millions of foreign nationals living in the United States who they say have “earned the right” to be in the country. After House Democrats and seven House Republicans passed an expansive amnesty to any illegal alien claiming to have arrived in the U.S. as a child, Senate Democrats are now demanding the Senate do the same. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Tim Kaine (D-VA) are urging the GOP-controlled Senate to pass their amnesty plan, which gives nearly...
  • Dianne Feinstein met with Iranian foreign minister as US-Iran feud escalated

    05/27/2019 4:50:34 PM PDT · by Steve1999 · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 27-05-19 | Daniel Chaitin
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a top member of the minority party in the upper chamber, met recently with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a time of escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. The two had dinner around the end of last month when Zarif was visiting the U.S., sources told Politico. Feinstein's team said the dinner was designed to update the senator on the situation between the U.S. and Iran and was "arranged in consultation with the State Department." A State Department official said the agency did not ask the California Democrat to meet with Zarif, but did not...
  • Feinstein Had Dinner Meeting With Iran's Foreign Minister

    05/23/2019 2:44:39 PM PDT · by detective · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 23, 2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had a dinner meeting with Iranian foreign minister Javad Zarif, Politico Playbook reported Thursday morning—a move even the left-leaning media outlet called “unusual.” Feinstein’s staff told Politico the meeting, which took place a few weeks ago, was “in consultation with the State Department” but it was not at State’s request that she go. "The office was in touch with State in advance of the meeting to let them know it was happening and to get an update on U.S.-Iran activity," the California Democrat’s office said.