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  • Cruz Opponent Beto O’Rourke: “I Did Not Try To Leave The Scene Of The Accident”

    09/22/2018 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2018 | Karen Townsend
    I watched the first scheduled debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke Friday night. Held on the SMU campus in Dallas, the two moderators were Julie Fine of NBC-5 and Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News. Both NBC-5 and the Dallas Morning News were sponsors.I’ll get right to the most interesting point I heard. When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he did, in fact, flee the scene of the accident that occurred during his drunk driving accident, he said, no, he did not try to leave the scene of the accident. That answer, though,...
  • Ford's 'Too Afraid to Fly to DC' But She Plotted Move to NZ After 2016 Election & Attended U Of Haw

    09/22/2018 6:05:11 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 72 replies
    Information Liberation ^ | 09-22-2018 | Chris Menahan
    In a bid which further delayed a vote on Judge Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford's associates claimed earlier this week that Ford's too afraid to fly to Washington DC from California and instead needs to drive. As ABC News reported on Friday: [L]awyers for Ford are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a hearing for her to be heard on Thursday, allowing time for Ford to make the drive from California to Washington D.C. Ford's friend, Kate Devarney, told CNN this week that Ford's fear of flying is directly related to her allegation of assault, and that an airplane is...
  • Notorious NorCal Rapist Suspect Arrested

    09/22/2018 9:39:00 PM PDT · by Auntie Mame · 15 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | September 21, 2018 | NICHOLAS IOVINO
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — Five months after authorities cracked a decades-old cold case by nabbing the Golden State Killer, law enforcement officials announced Friday the capture of another notorious California predator, the NorCal rapist, who is accused of raping at least 10 women over 15 years. Officers arrested 58-year-old Roy Charles Waller Thursday morning as he arrived at work at the University of California Berkeley. Authorities found Waller by applying the same method used to catch the Golden State Killer – matching old crime scene DNA with data uploaded to the website of a Florida-based genealogy company called GED match....
  • Gov. Jerry Brown orders audit of DMV over hours-long wait times

    09/22/2018 6:41:02 PM PDT · by Del Rapier · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 09/21/2018 | Patrick McGreevy
    Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday ordered a performance audit of the state Department of Motor Vehicles in response to the public outcry over hours-long wait times and repeated computer crashes that delayed serving customers. State Finance Director Keely Martin Bosler, who was appointed by Brown, notified the agency that her office will conduct the financial review amid concerns about the DMV’s performance. “As we have discussed, long wait times at the Department of Motor Vehicles do not reflect the high standards of service that Californians expect from their state government,” Bosler wrote in a letter Friday to DMV Director Jean...
  • California High-Speed Rail Proposes Controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale Route

    09/21/2018 4:30:27 PM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    breitbart ^ | 09/21/2018 | Chriss W Street
    The California High Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) surprised local communities on Wednesday by proposing a controversial Burbank-to-Palmdale route featuring above-ground tracks. The Los Angeles Times reported that the proposed 38-mile track alignment will cross the San Gabriel Mountains via a series of at grade sections and five separate tunnels. The bullet train’s original route, offered in support of the SB 1856 bond measure passed by the California Legislature in 2000, proposed to follow the Interstate 5 Freeway and tunnel under the 4,144 ft-Tejon Pass to link Los Angeles and Bakersfield.
  • Explain the Chinese spy, Sen. Feinstein

    09/21/2018 3:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9 , 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? .. Feinstein (D-Calif.) had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for about 20 years, was listed as an “office director” on payroll records and served as her driver when she was in San Francisco, all while reporting to China’s Ministry of State Security through China’s San Francisco Consulate. The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep. ... asked several former senior intelligence and law enforcement...
  • Blasey Ford’s Sister in Law: ‘She’s Preparing Mentally to Embrace Her Truth

    09/21/2018 9:12:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 107 replies
    EXCERPT: BRUCE (voice-over): "Despite the President questioning the timing of these allegations, Blasey Ford’s sister-in-law says coming forward at all is not easy." PETERS: "Part of what I understand is that she felt sort of emotionally derailed for a couple of years. I’m sure she’s preparing mentally to embrace her truth and kind of get past the things that have made her feel like she has to hide it and be silent."
  • Social Media Platform Gab to Silicon Valley: ‘You Will Be Replaced’

    09/21/2018 7:37:21 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 20 Sep 2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Free speech social media platform Gab.ai has rebranded as Gab.com and aims to become a tech hub for “liberty-minded tech startups” that wish to avoid connections to leftist Silicon Valley groups. Gab.ai, the free-speech themed social media platform founded by CEO Andrew Torba, has long aimed to act as an alternative to sites such as Twitter and Facebook. Now Gab is rebranding as Gab.com and aims to provide an infrastructure for tech developers that wish to grow their own platforms and products without being forced to go through leftist companies based in Silicon Valley. Andrew Torba spoke to Breitbart News...
  • Dems to Farm Workers: ‘No, No Puedes’

    09/21/2018 6:08:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 11 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 20, 2018 | Steven Greenhut
    It’s taken nearly five years of administrative battles, legislative interference, and lawsuits, but the California state government has finally counted farm workers’ votes in a union election at the state’s largest fruit grower, Fresno-based Gerawan Farming. The final verdict, tallied on Tuesday, explains why the Jerry Brown administration and Democratic statehouse leaders did everything in their power to destroy the votes without counting them. The margin: 1,098 workers voted “no” to the United Farm Workers, with only 197 workers voting in favor of UFW representation. There still are 635 disputed ballots, but even the math geniuses in Sacramento can see...
  • Photos: ‘Just Like 2016!’ Massive Lines for Trump Las Vegas rally

    09/20/2018 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    GP ^ | September 20,2018 | Kristinn Taylor
    Photos posted online from Las Vegas show a massive turnout for President’s Trump’s campaign rally being held Thursday night at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The half-mile-plus lines in the 95 degree heat are reminiscent of the huge crowds that turned out in 2015-2016 for Trump’s presidential campaign rallies. The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker reported on the enthusiasm of the Trump supporters, “Some brief anecdotal scene from the Trump rally here in Las Vegas: One woman drove in from San Diego. Another drove 16 hours from Elk City, Idaho. A man and his son flew down from Washington State. And...
  • What Democrats Have Become

    09/20/2018 7:52:31 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 40 replies
    WSJ ^ | 19 Sep 2018 | Daniel Henninger
    Brett Kavanaugh is a casualty of an anything-goes political resistance. Consider the spectacle: Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination for the U.S. Supreme Court, the embodiment of a modern rule of law, is being decided in the Senate by the medieval practice of trial by ordeal, such as surviving immersion in fire or ice. Trial by ordeal was outlawed by the Lateran Council in 1215. Or worse, the standards of the mob in the Roman Colosseum, turning thumbs up or down on the combatants. Though unlike the Senate Democrats, the Roman mob at least had an open mind. Incidentally, the standard trope that...
  • Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination.

    09/20/2018 8:07:44 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 106 replies
    Want to help prevent rape? Withdraw Kavanaugh’s nomination . If we care about all the sexual assaults that haven’t yet occurred, we must treat attempted rape as disqualifying for a Supreme Court justice. By Sandra Newman Sandra Newman has written widely about sexual assault and is the author of several books, including the forthcoming novel The Heavens. September 20 at 3:19 AM When Christine Blasey Ford came forward with allegations that Brett Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a party when he was 17, it was no surprise that Republicans were quick to deny it ever happened. What was surprising,...
  • Banner in support of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford flying in Palo Alto

    09/20/2018 8:58:07 PM PDT · by Califreak · 26 replies
    KGO via yahoo ^ | 9/20/18 | KGO video on yahoo
    The banner reads: "Thank you Christine. We have your back."
  • Cupertino approves Vallco development south of Apple Park

    09/20/2018 1:18:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 9 replies
    The tussle over the Sand Hill Property Co. project’s fate simmered at Tuesday’s nine-hour City Council meeting, leading to an extended, five-hour hearing Wednesday. ***** “According to the sales pitch, the new housing units would include low-income high-density housing apartments,” said one Cupertino resident at Tuesday night’s meeting. “This would mean that we would have uneducated people living in Cupertino. A lot of other residents and I are concerned that this would make the current residents of Cupertino uncomfortable, and would split our city in half.”
  • California Farm Workers Voted By Massive Margin To Leave Union (But Nobody Told Them)

    09/20/2018 1:04:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/20/2018 | Jazz Shaw
    Fasten your seatbelts for one of the strangest union stories to come over the transom in a while. Back in 2013 (which is five years ago, for those who skipped math class), out in Fresno, California, the workers at farming corporation Gerawan Farming held a vote to determine whether or not they would decertify their membership in United Farm Workers (UFW), the union which had been representing them. The vote was held, and then… nothing. The union refused to release the results and even convinced a court arbiter that they could do so. They went on acting as the...
  • New plan from some House Democrats aims to oust Nancy Pelosi

    09/20/2018 12:38:38 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    See BS ^ | 9/19/18 | BO ERICKSON, ED O'KEEFE
    An ongoing feud over who will lead House Democrats next year is poised to enter a new round as early as next week, as members eager to oust House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, are floating a new way to do so. The latest attempt — which senior leadership aides anticipate will be futile — once again exposes that a handful of House Democrats remain concerned about whether Pelosi is dragging down candidates locked in competitive races that the party needs to win in order to gain control of the House. This group of anti-Pelosi Democrats is seeking to change...
  • Cory Booker Stunner: 17-Year Olds Too Immature to Be Held Accountable for Actions

    09/19/2018 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Twotone · 32 replies
    American Specator ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Lord
    New Jersey Senator Cory Booker has a very interesting view of Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged actions. You might even call this a “Spartacus” moment for the Senator, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. As the world knows, Judge Kavanaugh, 17 years old at the time, is being accused of assaulting a 15-year-old Christine Blasey (now Ford) when both were in high school. Blasey did not report the incident to authorities or apparently anyone else at the time. Thus, no charges were filed much less was Kavanaugh prosecuted. Again, if the charges are true — and there is zero evidence that...
  • Cal Gov. Brown on Trump: 'Something's got to happen to this guy...he's going to undermine America'

    09/19/2018 10:17:17 AM PDT · by ETL · 115 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 19, 2018 | Andrew O'Reilly
    California Gov. Jerry Brown ramped up his criticism of President Trump in an interview that aired Monday – calling the president a “saboteur” in the fight to combat climate change and saying that “something’s got to happen to this guy.” Speaking to MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell at an environmental summit in San Francisco last week, Brown tore into Trump for the president’s controversial tweets about the death toll in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria and urged voters to vote for Democrats in November’s midterm elections in an effort to thwart Trump’s agenda. “We never had a president who was...
  • Sen. Kamala Harris Turns Kavanaugh Allegations into Fundraising Tool

    09/19/2018 7:37:03 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    breitbart ^ | PENNY STARR
    Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) appeared on CBS This Morning on Tuesday to talk about Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brent Kavanaugh attacked her at a high school party decades ago. Then Harris used the video in a fundraising email to supporters. “Team — Kamala was on CBS This Morning earlier today to talk about Christine Blasey Ford’s serious and credible allegations against Brett Kavanaugh. If you missed it, you can watch the interview here,” the email said and included a link to the video on YouTube. “Please take a moment to watch Senator Kamala Harris’ interview this...
  • Summit may be the grand theater Kim needs to show his people

    09/18/2018 9:11:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 18, 2018 | Foster Klug, The Associated Press
    If North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was searching for the perfect propaganda set piece, something designed to show his people that he's a strong leader pushing inexorably for the long-delayed, long-promised prosperity they deserve, then visiting South Korean President Moon Jae-in might be providing him with a unique opportunity. Moon believes that his deep engagement with North Korea is crucial after last year's fears of war, when Washington reacted with fury to a torrent of ever-more-powerful North Korean weapons tests. He argues better ties with North Korea will help South Koreans, and the region, by settling the standoff over...