Saturday, May 30, 2015

Prayers for Vice-President Joe Biden and his family









ISIS 'rapidly expanding' as Obama ramps up fight against climate change





What's going to happen to #PatriotAct? @nielslesniewski has a timeline of what to expect from @RandPaul this weeked









Hillary's challenger:











Where does the Obamacare money actually go? While it's supposed to be used to provide people with medical care, Federal data shows 45% of the money was spent on overhead this year.



Overhead costs exploding under ObamaCare, study finds - The Hill via Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

The administrative costs for healthcare plans are expected to explode by more than a quarter of a trillion dollars over the next decade, according to a new study published by the Health Affairs blog.

The $270 billion in new costs, for both private insurance companies and government programs, will be “over and above what would have been expected had the law not been enacted,” one of the authors, David Himmelstein, wrote Wednesday.

Your guide to the 2016 presidential candidates



Friday, May 29, 2015

PROPOSITION 14: PARTY WRECKER?

Will California GOP’s only hope now be the occasional conservative Democrat? - Peter Hannaford/American Spectator 5/28/15

In California in 2009, Abel Maldonado, a liberal Republican state senator, made a Faustian bargain with the Democrats who controlled the legislature.

They needed one more vote to pass their budget. He would give it to them in exchange for their okaying his brainchild, a ballot measure to do away with party primaries.

As a result, the legislature sent it to the June 2010 ballot as a referendum that would amend the state constitution and create a one-ballot primary for everything but president, judicial positions, and non-partisan races. Then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, a nominal Republican, announced his support and rewarded Maldonado by appointing him lieutenant governor for a few months (to fill a vacancy).

The voters rewarded Maldonado for his mischief by defeating him for a full term in that year’s election. On the other hand, they passed what had become Proposition 14 by nearly 54 percent. Since then, all candidates, regardless of party, appear on a single ballot in the primary. The top two advance to the general election in November.

In June 2014, 28 out of 150 legislative races—nearly 20 percent—had only one party on the November ballot (more Democrats than Republicans).

The most recent case was a special election held last week for the 7th State Senate district, held in suburbs on the east side of San Francisco Bay. No Republicans ran in the primary, so two Democrats advanced to the general election. Steve Glazer, a campaign consultant by profession, faced Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, a liberal heavily backed by labor organizations.

Glazer bashed public employee unions, something otherwise unheard of in Democratic Party circles. The unions spent millions to undermine his campaign. Business and other Republican interests supported Glazer.

He won by 54-46 percent.

Maldonado’s original hope was that his “open” primary election scheme would result in more “moderate” candidates running for both parties. He got his wish—partially—in Glazer’s victory who is now identified as a foe of public employee unions. Along with the well-funded environmental lobby, they more-or-less control the state legislature.

Governor Jerry Brown, in his first gubernatorial incarnation (1975-79), gave public employee unions the right to collective bargaining. They have had a chokehold on the legislature ever since. Their work force keeps growing and overly generous pensions keep increasing public liability. If Glazer votes with Republicans on issues involving these unions, he may help slow this juggernaut, but not reverse it.

The upshot of two full cycles of the new “open” primary system is that parties are deprived of choosing their own candidates from among their registered members. One result: either party may forego backing a candidate in a district where it is certain to lose, thus saving campaign money. A downside of the new system is that it has turned the state parties into PACs rather than training grounds for candidates and the building of structures to support them.

A possible upside is that Glazer-like Democrats may run in more districts—candidates who favor economic growth and oppose public employee union domination.

One side effect: the new system further marginalizes “third” parties such as the Greens, Libertarians and Peace & Freedom. Prior to 2010 they were able to place candidates on the November ballot if they conducted a primary among their members. That is no longer possible and it is unlikely any will make the “top two” under the new rules.

Will this system spread to other states? Perhaps, but be aware it is no unmixed blessing.
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Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”

People are seriously underestimating Carly Fiorina.

Does the Media Hold Anyone to a Lower Ethical Standard than the Clintons?









Oh the tangled web... Sydney Blumenthal's *son* "Helped Craft Hillary’s ‘Youtube Video’ Benghazi Explanation"

Billionaire TomSteyer pushes new oil tax in California

The Six Californias: @HumCAO writes about the "real Northern California."

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Scott Walker on media rage re his false quote: “Yes, I was talking about my sons’s ultrasounds images”















TheBlaze TV’s Dana Loesch hit back at Politico and other news outlets on Wednesday after they ran misleading headlines about her interview with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday.

Politico’s initial headline read: “Scott Walker on mandatory ultrasounds: ‘It’s just a cool thing out there.’” Sensing the impending controversy, several other news websites ran similar headlines.

The only problem is the quote was seemingly taken out of context in a big way. Here’s exactly what Walker told Loesch on Tuesday about ultrasounds:
“Most people I talk to, whether they’re pro-life or not, I find people all the time who’ll get out their iPhone and show me a picture of their grandkids’ ultrasound and how excited they are, so that’s a lovely thing. I think about my sons are 19 and 20, you know we still have their first ultrasound picture. It’s just a cool thing out there.”



Islamic State destroys famous lion god statue in Palmyra









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Paula Jones: 'Don't let Bill back in the White House, he abused women and he'll do it again.' Paula Jones warns against voting for Hillary - because she also lied about sex case which almost cost him presidency

21 years after Paula Jones accused Bill Clinton of lurid behavior, she is speaking out against Hillary and insisting that his wife is not fit to be President either - because of her husband's history of bad behavior.Paul Thompson In Little Rock, Arkansas for MailOnline

  • Paula Jones sued President Bill Clinton for sexual harassment, saying he propositioned her when he was Arkansas governor
  • Her case led to investigation in which Bill Clinton denied under oath having sex with Monica Lewinsky, leading to his impeachment trial
  • Now a stay-at-home mom in Little Rock she tells Daily Mail Online his conduct means he should be kept out of the White House
  • Jones says he is still lying and would philander again - and that Hillary lied too so is also unworthy of office
  • 'There is no way that she did not know what was going on, that women were being abused and accosted by her husband.

Democrat Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders: "Men fantasize about women being abused." #WarOnWomen



This 1972 Sanders essay, published in an alternative newspaper called the
Vermont Freeman, reflected his affinity for Sigmund Freud. Vermont Freeman













Bernie Sanders is a Democrat running for President Of The United States.

When liberal policies take effect, even liberals run for the hills...



Many people falsely believe that the entertainment industry contains only high paid creative professionals. In fact, caterers, prop houses, nurseries, and a variety of other businesses contribute to Hollywood productions.

The added cost to making a Hollywood production might very well make Hollywood a less attractive venue to do business.

“Costs are going to go up,” Stuart Waldman, president of the San Fernando Valley-based Valley Industry & Commerce Assn. told Variety. “It just makes L.A. a little less film friendly, a little more difficult. If someone can get catering for cheaper in Louisiana, do they make that decision to shoot there? ”

Here's how the 2016 presidential field is looking right now.





Marie Harf forced out; Hilarious highlight reel shows exactly WHY





Terrorist Group ISIS Brings Back the Savagery of the Roman Colosseum in Bloodthirsty Spectacle


Reuters elaborated:

Islamic State militants shot dead around 20 men in an ancient amphitheater in the Syrian city of Palmyra on Wednesday, accusing them of being government supporters, a group monitoring the conflict said.

“They executed around 20 men in the Roman amphitheater and called people to watch,” said the Observatory’s Rami Abdulrahman, citing sources inside the city.
A few days after ISIS took over Palmyra, they slaughtered 400 people who opposed the terrorists. The streets were reportedly ‘littered with dead bodies.’

George Pataki is running for president

Clinton Foundation paid Blumenthal $10K per month while he advised on Libya





We can't do another 8 year soap opera

Obama admin asserts dominion over creeks, streams, wetlands, ditches — even big puddles









Wednesday, May 27, 2015

CALIFORNIA WINS ‘WORST STATE TO DO BUSINESS’ FOR 11TH YEAR



It must be rainbows, butterflies and unicorns for Sacramento liberals, as California successfully defended its crown as America’s CEOs again named California the worst state to do business–for the eleventh straight year.

Business leaders highlight California state and local government officials’ negative attitudes toward business. CEOs blamed the cost of trying to comply with the state’s “capricious” regulatory system, calling it a job killer, especially for “smaller firms that are the least able to bear the costs.”

The annual ChiefExecutive.net survey of 500 CEOs from across America grades states on a “variety of measures of tax and regulatory regime, the quality of the workforce and the quality of the living environment” that are viewed as critical components of its business climate,. Employees’ attitude toward management is also considered, since it is a crucial factor in the perceived quality of a region’s workforce. Important “quality of living” factors include the quality of public education, health, cost of living, crime and housing affordability.

Texas continues to be seen by CEOs as “The Best” state in America to do business, despite the recent serious oil sector slowdown. Since the Great Financial Crisis began in December 2007, Texas gained 1.2 million net jobs, while “only 700,000 net jobs were created in the other 49 states combined.”

Rick Santorum declares







Drip, drip, drip… State Department offers to release Hillary emails every two months PLUS Benghazi panel handed trove of emails from Clinton aides











Climate-Alarmist-in-Chief is flying to Miami to get briefing on 'below normal' hurricane season forecast



ISIS Vows to “Pulverize” Ancient Palmyra Statues – Holds MASS EXECUTIONS in Colloseum

Major Clinton Foundation donor responsible for more than 1,000 deaths.















New Clinton Arms Sales Report Raises More Clinton Cash Question



Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department - IBTimes

RandPaul: "Our Founding Fathers didn't like the idea of 'general warrants.'"







US Air Force confirms #Boeing's electromagnetic pulse weapon (EMP)

Clinton Foundation hit with racketeering lawsuit







Tuesday, May 26, 2015

(At least) 2 Of Hillary’s Libya Emails Are Missing



Sidney Blumenthal emailed Hillary Clinton at least two intelligence reports about Libya which were not included in the trove of 296 emails released by the State Department on Friday.

Clinton has claimed that in December she turned over all official government emails she sent or received from her personal account while in office. In turn, the agency has claimed it turned all Clinton emails related to Libya or Benghazi over to the House Select Committee investigating the Benghazi attack.

But a screenshot of Blumenthal’s email inbox, which the Romanian hacker Guccifer published in March 2013, shows two reports about Libya emailed to Clinton which were not released in Friday’s batch.

New York Times piece on Obamacare 'drafting error' omits any mention of architect Jonathan Gruber








EXPOSED: Bill's Secret 'Pass-Through' Company...









Rand Paul: Obama 'disingenuous' about ending NSA surveillance

Obama ignores flooding in red states. Obedient Press Corps dutifully says nothing.





CHECKS & BALANCES: Obama suffers stinging defeat on immigration in federal court













Mark Levin opened his show today explaining the decision by a federal appeals court not to stay the ruling of a federal court, which continues the hold on Obama’s illegal amnesty until it gets worked out in the court system. Levin unpacks it as only he can. LISTEN at the link.











Who took Moldova’s millions — the crooks or the Kremlin?

Economic turmoil strengthens the likelihood of Russian intervention - Peter Hannaford/Washington Times Monday, May 25, 2015

On the eve of a national election in tiny Moldova last November, $450 million — equal to 10 percent of the Eastern European country’s entire annual gross domestic product — went missing. So far, no one knows where it went.

Much was at stake in the election. Last June, Moldova’s pro-Europe government signed an association agreement with the European Union. Pro-Russia opponents favored partnership with Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union instead. The incumbents barely won. Moscow signaled its displeasure with the EU agreement by placing an embargo on the import of Moldovan fruits, vegetables and wine.

Earlier this month, approximately 10,000 Moldovans marched in the streets of the capital, Chisinau, shouting, “Down with the thieves!” and “We want the billions back!” KEEP READING
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Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”

We’re pleased to announce the launch of @RogerLSimon’s Diary of a Mad Voter!









Are the American people as corrupt as the Clintons?



David P. Goldman: I have been reading Peter Schweizer’s book Clinton Cash with brief pauses to wipe the puke off the computer screen. For the past fifteen years, there has been no sewer too stinky for Bill and Hillary to bathe in. Most of Schweizer’s research has already made the mainstream media, but the sheer mass of it still amazes. It’s not one malfeasance or three, but an unbroken pattern of overtly corrupt behavior trading half-million-dollar speaking fees and multi-million-dollar payoffs to the Clintons’ foundation in return for billion-dollar mining concessions and corporate takeovers staged by the most revolting gangsters in the jungle of Third World governance.

What kind of people are we Americans, that we allow these kleptocrat’s hirelings to persist in public life? The answer, I fear, is that we have become corrupt ourselves....

Forbes 'Most Powerful Women' list







Gov. Scott Walker: Federal Government ‘Too Big To Fail,’ Next President Must Shrink It So It’s ‘Small Enough To Succeed’



Walker is currently the clear frontrunner in the Republican primary in 2016 according to most polls—in many early state polls he’s got a double digit lead—and when asked why he thinks that’s the case, Walker said it’s because he’s someone who delivers results.

A deeply personal column => Don't care if you're offended. Political Correctness Is Ruining Your Neighborhood…



I’ve always loved talking with people. But in the last few years, something’s changed dramatically. Political correctness has become a cancerous growth on the absolute gift that is human interaction.

I can no longer make a silly face at a child in the movie line without his mother clutching him for fear of “stranger danger.” I can’t compliment a woman on her smile without being guilty of perpetuating “rape culture.” Some of the most common words in my everyday vernacular like “amigo” and “brother” must now be exclusively and fearfully reserved for strictly non-ethnic demographics. Instead of becoming better neighbors, we spend our time ensuring avoidance of the latest “racist code-word” or the possibility of cultural insensitivity....

@GovernorPerry Will be Surrounded by Navy SEALs at June Announcement

Whether Ms. Fiorina, the only woman in the Republican race, can build from her status as a crowd-pleasing speaker and curiosity into a serious competitor is not clear. But something is happening on the ground here.

Carly Fiorina Talks, Iowa Swoons, as Polls Shrug - New York Times

After 11 Republican presidential contenders spoke to a huge gathering of Iowa party activists at the Lincoln Day Dinner this month, they moved to hospitality suites to greet people one on one.

Jeb Bush’s suite looked sparse, with a handful of visitors asking the former Florida governor for a photo. Rick Santorum said hello to a scattering of old supporters.

But the line to meet one candidate, Carly Fiorina, a former Silicon Valley executive whose name recognition is negligible among voters, snaked down the hallway. For more than an hour, Iowans filed into the suite for their chance to meet Ms. Fiorina....

“It was the most exciting speech all night,” said Cait Suttie, 27, who waited to meet Ms. Fiorina and now wants to volunteer with her campaign.

Iowa voters are known to fall in love with firebrand candidates and underfunded outsiders, from Pat Buchanan in 1996 to Howard Dean in 2004. And this cycle, Republicans here are starting to swoon over Ms. Fiorina, who is so unknown in national polls that she may not even be included in the first presidential debate in August.... KEEP READING

Rand Paul: Obama using executive order to collect info not included under Patriot Act



Clinton Foundation donors got weapons deals from Hillary’s State Department


Under Clinton’s leadership, the State Department approved $165 billion worth of commercial arms sales to 20 nations whose governments have given money to the Clinton Foundation, according to an IBTimes analysis of State Department and foundation data.

...The Clinton-led State Department also authorized $151 billion of separate Pentagon-brokered deals for 16 of the countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation, resulting in a 143 percent increase in completed sales to those nations over the same time frame during the Bush administration. These extra sales were part of a broad increase in American military exports that accompanied Obama’s arrival in the White House.


While the Constitution is intended to protect the principle of one-person, one-vote, what remains unclear is whether districts must be apportioned based on the number of residents or the number of legal voters.



The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to decide whether state legislative districts must have roughly equal numbers of legal voters rather than overall populations.

The case was filed by voters in Texas who claim their votes carry less weight than those of voters whose state Senate districts include large numbers of illegal immigrants.

U.N.-sponsored Yemeni peace conference has been indefinitely postponed, officials say



Weekend News: Fighter jets scrambled for Air France flight