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  • CHARLESTON CONVENTION; PROCEEDINGS OF THE FIRST DAY; Discord Among the Harmonious Democracy (4/24/1860)

    04/24/2020 8:17:23 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 7 replies
    The Convention met at 12 o'clock. Much confusion attended its early deliberations. SMALLEY'S voice was not heard twenty feet from the platform. During the first part of the prayer all was quiet. The latter portion was continually interrupted by conversation and moving.
  • As states start to reach peak resource use, what should we do?

    04/09/2020 11:41:15 AM PDT · by dangus · 24 replies
    So is the purpose of the nationwide lockdown to "flatten the curve" or to reduce the total, cumulative number of infections? Because the very important distinction between the two goals is about to become critical. See, "flattening the curve" meant delaying -- not preventing -- infections. The idea was that our medical system was going to become absolutely overwhelmed by infections, resulting in an elevated death rate. The notion was explicitly that people were going to get infected no matter what we did, but we could delay many of those infections until our medical system could handle them. It's important...
  • California Governor Planning Aid for Illegal Immigrants amid Coronavirus

    04/09/2020 12:26:28 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    National Review ^ | April 8, 2020 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    California Governor Gavin Newsom said Tuesday he is working on a plan with the state legislature to provide economic relief for California residents who are in the country illegally. “Californians care deeply about undocumented residents in this state,” Newsom said. About 2 million people in California are likely residing in the country illegally, according to the California Latino Legislative Caucus, which has asked the governor to provide cash assistance to those without citizenship status, since they are not eligible for the stimulus checks and other benefits provided in the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress.
  • Gavin Newsom Declares California a ‘Nation-State’

    04/09/2020 2:07:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 118 replies
    Yahoo/Bloomberg ^ | April 9, 2020 | Francis Wilkinson
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  • Secession fever spikes in five states as conservatives seek to escape blue rule

    02/22/2020 8:02:16 AM PST · by Twotone · 66 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2020 | Valerie Richardson
    You’ve got Oregonians seeking to cascade into Idaho, Virginians who identify as West Virginians, Illinoians fighting to escape Chicago, Californians dreaming of starting a 51st state, and New Yorkers who think three states are better than one. Separation fever is sweeping the nation as quixotic but tenacious bands of frustrated rural dwellers, suburbanites and conservatives seek to break free from states with legislatures increasingly controlled by liberal big cities and metropolitan strongholds. “Oregon is controlled by the northwest portion of the state, Portland to Eugene. That’s urban land, and their decisions are not really representing rural Oregon,” said Mike McCarter,...
  • Greater Idaho: Rural conservatives in Oregon look to join Idaho

    02/19/2020 2:44:52 PM PST · by Publius · 33 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 19 February 2020 | Kelly Mena
    Some residents in Oregon are fed up with living under Democratic control of their state government and have launched a ballot initiative campaign to join Republican-led Idaho. The movement, known as "Move Oregon's Border for a Greater Idaho," is hoping to expand the borders of the Gem State through the inclusion of more than a dozen bordering rural counties now in Oregon. Mike McCarter, chief petitioner of the movement says the group has gotten the "green light" in at least three Oregon counties -- Josephine, Douglas and Umatilla -- that would start the first step in the secession process, which...
  • Falwell and W.Va. governor pitch Virginia secession plea

    01/28/2020 4:18:11 PM PST · by central_va · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1/28/20 | Anthony Izaguirre and Alan Suderman
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — In what they acknowledged is a long-shot bid, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged unhappy Virginia counties Tuesday to secede and join a neighboring state where Democrats aren't in charge. Both Justice, a Republican in a state where the GOP dominates the legislature, and Falwell, whose university is in Lynchburg, Virginia, said the invitation to join West Virginia sends a valid message. “If you're not truly happy where you are, we stand with open arms to take you from Virginia or anywhere where you may be," said Justice, who's...
  • Virginia’s Recent Extremism a Warning Sign for Other States

    01/28/2020 4:11:39 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 26 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 27, 2020 | Jarrett Stepman
    The Old Dominion is trending in an ominous direction, and it’s a problem for the whole country. On Monday, the Virginia General Assembly ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. Advocates of the ERA have argued that Virginia is the 38th and final state needed to add it to the Constitution, though the legal argument for that is dubious. Nevertheless, if the ERA were to become law, it would almost certainly provide the legal basis to enshrine left-wing social dogmas nationwide, among other negative consequences. Other states should take note: No matter how conservative your state has been in the past, you’re...
  • West Virginia invites Frederick County, Va. to become part of the state

    01/15/2020 4:04:01 PM PST · by Morgana · 39 replies
    WOWK TV 13 ^ | January 14, 2020 | WOWK TV 13
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) – The West Virginia Senate will consider a resolution drafted and introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles S. Trump, IV, R-Morgan, which reminds the citizens of Frederick County, Virginia, that Frederick County, Va. has a standing invitation to become part of the State of West Virginia. “Even though it has been more than 150 years, I wanted to make sure that the people of Frederick County know that our affection for them remains strong, and our desire for Frederick County to be reunited with the West Virginia counties to which she gave birth has not diminished,”...
  • Resolution to add Frederick County, Va. to West Virginia passes Senate

    01/13/2020 12:46:33 PM PST · by Old Man From WV · 69 replies
    WV MetroNews ^ | 1/13/2020
    MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Bordering Hampshire, Morgan and Berkeley counties is Frederick County, Virginia. On Monday, the West Virginia Senate passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 2, drafted by Judiciary Committee Chairman Charlie Trump IV (R-Morgan). The resolution provides a “standing invitation” to Frederick County, Virginia to join West Virginia.
  • Does California Want to Secede?

    01/10/2020 7:28:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/10/2020 | Rick Moran
    California certainly marches to the beat of a different drummer. They treat the federal government as a rival fiefdom, setting their own environmental laws, their own immigration laws, their own fuel standards -- as if the seat of power in the United States was in Sacramento.On Friday, Governor Gavin Newsom will present the state's budget for the next fiscal year. In it, he will propose that the state of California sell its own brand of prescription drugs in order to "increase competition in the generic drug marketplace and lower the cost of medications by having Sacramento contract drugmakers to...
  • Will the Secessionist Epidemic Ever End?

    12/17/2019 5:27:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | "December 17, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    Fresh from his triumphal "Get Brexit Done!" campaign, Prime Minister Boris Johnson anticipates a swift secession from the European Union. But if Britain secedes from the EU, warns Scotland's first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland will secede from the United Kingdom. Northern Ireland, which voted in 2016 to remain in the EU, could follow Scotland out of Britain, leaving her with "Little England" and Wales. Not going to happen, says Boris. His government will not allow a second referendum on Scottish independence. Yet the Scottish National Party won 48 of Scotland's 59 seats in Parliament, and Sturgeon calls this a mandate...
  • New York Passes Law To Thwart Presidential Pardon Power

    10/16/2019 7:45:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/16/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The new Attorney General of New York State, aligned with Governor Andrew Cuomo and the Democratic majority in the state government, have passed a law allowing the prosecution of persons granted presidential pardons. As even NBC News was honest enough to admit, this was a measure cooked up specifically to “Resist” President Trump and blunt his ability to grant pardons to people associated with him. Of course, the devil is in the details as always. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a measure Wednesday that would allow the state to pursue charges against people who have received a presidential...
  • Cuomo signs measure allowing New York to press charges despite presidential pardon

    10/16/2019 9:45:19 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/16/19 | Justine Coleman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) signed a measure Wednesday permitting New York state to press charges against those who have received presidential pardons. The measure was passed to prevent President Trump's ex-aides facing prison time or potential sentencing from receiving pardons and avoiding criminal punishment, NBC News reported. The network added that the legislation was a direct response to the president's consideration of giving his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, a pardon. Manafort is serving in a federal prison after being convicted on bank fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy charges. The Manhattan District Attorney's Office has also indicted him on state...
  • California's Gov. Gavin Newsom puts out a video for illegals on how to obstruct ICE

    06/24/2019 9:25:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2019 | Monica Showalter
    I thought it was satire, something cooked up by his political enemies. You couldn't put out a less attractive video than the one Gavin Newsom did for illegal aliens on Twitter, advising them himself on how to obstruct ICE from any deportation maneuvers.  And sure enough, he wasn't hacked — it really was blue-checked he. Leave aside the fact that he's the governor of a U.S. state, supposedly there to represent the interests of that state's citizens rather than those of the foreigners who come here without papers, quite illegally, and run up the tab using his state's services.  They're his constituents, too, now, in fact,...
  • SAFE Act Needs Repeal, Proves to Hinder Job Growth

    02/27/2014 11:48:03 AM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies
    Oswego County Today (NY) ^ | February 25, 2014 | Assemblyman Will Barclay
    Remington Arms announced last week that it will open a large manufacturing plant in Alabama. It will create 2,000 jobs for the southern state. While I don’t begrudge another state from securing these high-paying manufacturing jobs, I do begrudge our own leaders for forcing the “SAFE Act” upon its people and hindering economic development right here in New York. Its passage has undoubtedly affected Remington Arms, located in Illion, NY, for more than a century, from expanding in its home state. The SAFE Act makes gun owners and gun manufacturers feel unwelcome, plain and simple. I voted against the SAFE...
  • A Final Weekend Push for Primary Candidates (NY)

    09/07/2008 11:44:46 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies · 211+ views
    NY Times ^ | September 8, 2008 | JONATHAN P. HICKS
    Candidates for Congress and the Legislature made a final push for votes on Sunday before Tuesday’s primary elections throughout the city and the state. In New York City, the most prominent of the hotly contested primaries are for Congress in a district in central Brooklyn and in another that includes all of Staten Island and part of Brooklyn. There are also competitive primaries throughout the state, notably in the Buffalo area. In the Staten Island Congressional district, the 13th, there are spirited races in both the Republican and Democratic primaries. The winners will compete in November for the Congressional seat...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2017

    07/01/2017 10:12:57 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 706 replies
    July 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • NEW YORK: Lawmaker wants to cut Big Apple from power; Plan slices state into three regions

    03/07/2019 11:19:38 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    ... western New York state ... assemblyman ... David DiPietro [R-East Aurora] ... last month ... introduced a bill that would divide New York into three autonomous regions, each controlled by its own governors and legislatures. He argues that what works for New York City is dragging the rest of the state into economic oblivion...
  • Cuomo Ordered to Turn Over Docs to Gun Rights Protesters His Admin Allegedly Intimidated

    08/15/2015 11:37:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | August 15, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Last year, 3,000 gun rights supporters arrived in Albany to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-gun SAFE Act. It was such a high profile event, that even today's most prolific headline maker, Donald Trump, was in attendance. While the rally was largely peaceful, participants allege that Cuomo's administration ordered state police to bully them. State police harassed attendees and confiscated their replica guns, according to groups like the Shooters Committee on Political Education: SCOPE contends Governor Cuomo and his staff orchestrated rules and regulations that were enforced by troopers in order to intimidate protesters and disrupt their demonstration. "I was there, and it...