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  • Western cities are becoming rat-and-drug-infested beacons of filth and homelessness under Democrats

    02/14/2019 7:18:05 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 38 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 2/14/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Portions of major cities in Western U.S. states including California, Oregon, and Washington are increasingly becoming uninhabitable as rats, homeless people, and drug users have turned block after block into filthy, disease-ridden enclaves. “Once upon a time, our beautiful western cities were the envy of the rest of the world, but now they serve as shining examples of America’s accelerating decline,” writes Michael Snyder at his End of the American Dream blog. “The worst parts of our major western cities literally look like post-apocalyptic wastelands, and the hordes of zombified homeless people that live in those areas are too drugged-out...
  • Trump: Top Dems aren't allowing negotiators to make border security deal (cap on illegals)

    02/11/2019 2:19:28 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/10/19 | Brett Samuels
    President Trump on Sunday sought to pin blame on Democrats for what lawmakers described as faltering negotiations on border security funding. "I don’t think the Dems on the Border Committee are being allowed by their leaders to make a deal," Trump tweeted. "They are offering very little money for the desperately needed Border Wall & now, out of the blue, want a cap on convicted violent felons to be held in detention!" In a follow-up tweet, Trump suggested that Democrats "want a Shutdown" to change the subject from a week of difficult headlines. He referenced his State of the Union...
  • Virginia Dems add anti-Semitism accusation to party's troubles (Ibraheem Samirah)

    02/09/2019 8:05:19 AM PST · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/08/19 | Stephen Dinan
    Ibraheem Samirah, Democrats’ candidate in a special election for a state House seat later this month, apologized Friday for anti-Israel comments from earlier this decade, saying that while he made them, the fact that they are rising now is a “slander campaign.” Dr. Samirah, who was born in the U.S. but calls himself a “second-generation Palestinian refugee,” said he wrote the offending comments five years ago on Facebook, and says they were the musings of his college mind, which “I sincerely regret and apologize for.” “I am so sorry that my ill-chosen words added to the pain of the Jewish...
  • 2020 Dems react to accusation against Justin Fairfax (Where are the mobs?)

    02/08/2019 5:28:50 PM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    AOL ^ | 2/08/19 | Claire Hansen
    **SNIP** Sen. Kamala Harris of California told reporters Thursday that Tyson's statement "reads as a credible account" and called for an investigation into the incident. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, another 2020 candidate, told CNN the allegation was "deeply, deeply disturbing" and praised Tyson for coming forward. He, too called for an investigation. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York praised Tyson's courage Wednesday night on podcast "Lovett or Leave It," saying that her account is credible and disturbing and warrants investigation. She repeated her comments on Twitter Thursday, adding, "Institutions – colleges, the military, the NFL – don't believe...
  • LA City Hall may remove carpets amid downtown typhus outbreak

    02/07/2019 2:22:47 PM PST · by george76 · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/7/ 2019 | Alexandria Hein
    Los Angeles officials are potentially exploring ripping out all the carpet at City Hall amid reports of the building being overrun by rats and fleas as a typhus outbreak plagues the downtown area. Council President Herb Wesson, who filed the motion Wednesday and at one point moved his staff to another location over the rodent infestation, also asked officials to investigate the “scope and vermin of pest control issues.” He cited a case involving a city employee who possibly contracted the flea-borne illness while at work. “Employees shouldn’t have to come to work worried about rodents,” ... The California Department...
  • Byron York: Can moderate Dems talk Pelosi out of her extreme position in the border negotiations?

    02/04/2019 2:19:45 AM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/03/19 | Byron York
    As things stand now, a House and Senate conference committee is the only hope that Democrats and Republicans can reach agreement on border security and avoid another government shutdown. The negotiations - such as they are, for a committee that has met briefly only once in more than a week - are ostensibly between Republicans and Democrats. But well-informed Republicans believe it is another set of talks - internal talks among Democrats - that will determine whether the committee succeeds and a shutdown is averted. "This is not a negotiation between Republicans and Democrats," said one GOP lawmaker who is...
  • Typhus Epidemic Worsens in Los Angeles (Video presentation)

    02/01/2019 8:06:04 AM PST · by Tilted Irish Kilt · 52 replies
    nbclosangeles.com ^ | 1/31/19 | Joel Grover & A. Corral
    Originally was a problem with the homeless population, but the problem is complicated by mounds of food and trash found in downtown which attracts rats and fleas. Typhus carried by rats as vectors of fleas, although feral cats and other mammals can carry the fleas. The typhus epidemic is only getting worse, and is expanding outside of downtown. 124 people have been confirmed as having typhus in LA; this number includes residents and visitors. 80% of those infected are residents outside downtown.
  • Bezos Launches Investigation Into Leaked Texts With Lauren Sanchez That Killed His Marriage

    01/30/2019 11:32:13 AM PST · by seanmerc · 71 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 30 Jan 19 | 30 Jan 19
    Jeff Bezos’ personal security team has launched an investigation into how his text messages ended up in The National Enquirer, and the inquiry is increasingly convinced that political motives are behind the disclosure. The investigation is taking place independent of Amazon, and Bezos, the world’s richest man, is personally funding it. Investigators want to know who leaked the texts that publicly blew up Bezos’ marriage earlier this month by revealing, in lurid detail, his affair with Los Angeles news anchor Lauren Sanchez. The leaked text messages contained flowery missives from Bezos such as “I want to smell you, I want...
  • Could Nancy Pelosi be the next president of the United States?

    01/15/2019 1:01:38 PM PST · by seanmerc · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 15 Jan 19 | Allan Lichtman
    It is unlikely, but now at least possible, that Nancy Pelosi will be the next president of the United States. It will not happen by election in 2020, but by succession to the White House this year. Some of you might recall that after the near assassination of Ronald Reagan, chaos ensued in the White House. Secretary of State Alexander Haig told reporters, “Constitutionally, gentlemen, you have the president, the vice president and the secretary of state, in that order.” He added, “As for now, I am in control here, in the White House, pending the return of the vice...
  • Ocasio-Cortez quotes from 'Watchmen' in response to Dem criticism

    01/12/2019 4:34:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 1/11/19 | John Bowden
    **SNIP** Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) took aim at her critics among fellow Democrats on Friday after a number of lawmakers voiced concerns about her governing style. Linking to an article featuring the Democrats' worries, the New York Democrat shrugged off the criticism with a line from Alan Moore's "Watchmen" comics, and the 2009 movie based off the graphic novels. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ✔ @AOC To quote Alan Moore: “None of you understand. I'm not locked up in here with YOU. You're locked up in here with ME.”
  • Bloomberg says he’d self-fund possible 2020 White House bid

    01/11/2019 12:53:19 PM PST · by seanmerc · 23 replies
    AP News ^ | 11 Jan 19 | Will Weissert
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says that if he runs for president, he’ll pay for it himself, defending candidates who use personal riches to bankroll campaigns. Bloomberg’s comments to reporters in Texas on Friday follow a jab from another top 2020 contender. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently decried the Democratic presidential nomination becoming “one more plaything that billionaires can buy.”
  • Nolte: Tyrannical Democrats Introduce Bill to Kill Electoral College

    01/04/2019 10:47:06 AM PST · by seanmerc · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Jan 19 | John Nolte
    Desperate to bring the Tyranny of the Majority to our representative democracy, on the first day Democrats assumed control of the House of Representatives, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) submitted a bill to kill the electoral college.
  • Pelosi: The Constitution Considers Me Trump’s Equal

    01/03/2019 11:29:40 AM PST · by seanmerc · 172 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3 Jan 19 | David Rutz
    Incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said in an interview with the New York Times that the Constitution considers her to be President Donald Trump's equal. Pelosi is set to regain the speaker's gavel after spending eight years as House minority leader. Pelosi was the first female speaker of the House from 2007 to 2011, and she maneuvered to get the party's votes necessary to secure the speakership again after Democrats won back the chamber in the November midterms. In a piece with a headline declaring her an "icon of female power," Pelosi was asked by the reporter "if...
  • House Democrats ready plan to re-open government (commies take over?)

    12/31/2018 5:35:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Times Telegram ^ | 12/31/18 | Erica Werner, Seung Min Kim
    WASHINGTON — Democrats have settled on a strategy for attempting to reopen the government when they take control of the House on Thursday, aimed at ending the partial shutdown quickly — but denying President Donald Trump the new money he wants for a border wall. Democrats plan to pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the Homeland Security Department through Feb. 8. The bill would extend the existing $1.3 billion spending level on border fencing and other security measures, far short of the $5 billion Trump has sought to build new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border. But unless Trump retreats...
  • The Clintons and Obamas, not Trump, cash in on presidency

    12/26/2018 7:45:56 PM PST · by simpson96 · 27 replies
    Lowell Sun ^ | 12/25/2018 | Peter Lucas
    President Donald Trump wants everyone to have a Merry Christmas. Except for the White House Press Corps, that is. Or for most of its members, anyway, the ones who in his eyes -- and the eyes of many others -- will not give him a fair shake no matter what he does. They are not worthy of a merry anything. That is why Trump canceled the Christmas party, a cancellation that came after the media downplayed or ignored the president's attendance at the wreath ceremony at the Arlington National Cemetery last week. Had he not gone it would have been...
  • McCaskill on Ocasio-Cortez: ‘I’m a little confused why she’s the thing’

    12/26/2018 6:38:53 AM PST · by Libloather · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/18 | AVERY ANAPOL
    Outgoing Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) says that she is “a little confused” by the rapid rise of incoming Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) In an exit interview with CNN, McCaskill said she wishes Ocasio-Cortez well, but advised the rising Democratic star to walk the walk. "I'm a little confused why she's the thing,” McCaskill told CNN. “But it's a good example of what I'm talking about, a bright shiny new object, came out of nowhere and surprised people when she beat a very experienced congressman."
  • CNN Analyst on Trump Calling Cohen 'Rat': 'People Murdered' for That

    12/17/2018 7:32:26 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's become common in the liberal media to accuse President Trump of sounding like a "mob boss." But CNN legal analyst Elie Honig took things an ugly step further on New Day this morning. Speaking of President Trump's tweet in which he referred to Michael Cohen as a "rat," Honig said:"People get killed because of that . . . People have been murdered because someone said, that guy's a rat."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • 'Genius' Rats Are Wreaking Havoc on Washington, DC

    12/14/2018 2:27:08 AM PST · by Duke C. · 34 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 12/14/18 | Catie Keck
    Washington, DC, has a serious rat problem on its hands, and it has little to do with the shady goings-on at some of the highest levels of government. No, we’re talking real, honest to god rat kings who are wreaking havoc on the nation’s capital. The Associated Press reported Wednesday that the DC region is facing a serious problem with Rattus Norvegicus, or the brown rat, an infestation that’s being exacerbated by both a population spike as well as mild winters. With their numbers on the rise, DC now trails New York and Los Angeles for its rat population, the...
  • Pelosi creates leadership position for Barbara Lee (white privilege)

    12/05/2018 2:55:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/30/18 | HEATHER CAYGLE
    Rep. Barbara Lee will be joining the House Democratic leadership team, filling a key void for the caucus after its elections earlier this week left the group without a woman of color in the top ranks. Lee is expected to fill a new position being created by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to oversee the Steering and Policy Committee, the panel that determines committee assignments for Democrats. Pelosi’s decision expands leadership of the panel from two co-chairs to three. The decision to elevate Lee comes as a group of House Democrats, disappointed by both Lee’s narrow loss in the race for...
  • Pelosi shuts down critics in tense meeting (white privilege?)

    12/02/2018 3:16:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/29/18 | RACHAEL BADE, JOHN BRESNAHAN, HEATHER CAYGLE
    **SNIP** But Pelosi, huddled in her office in the second floor of the Capitol Wednesday afternoon, wouldn’t answer them. Instead, the California Democrat launched into a lengthy monologue about how successful she’d been throughout her career and how 2020 is a presidential year, so voters wouldn’t care who the speaker was next election. “They went in hoping to begin some type of conversation about a transition to leadership and it never even left the ground,” said one source familiar with the conversation. Pelosi and her three biggest critics are talking past each other — and it appears unlikely that they...