Saturday, August 29, 2015
Come on out and Meet your Neighbors!
Eureka Neighborhood Watch Block Party, TODAY, Saturday, August 29th, from 12:00pm-4:00pm at Carson Park.
It's not just about Crime, it's about Community.
...United States District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that Section 6103 of the tax code does not justify the IRS from withholding from FOIA requesters by refusing to say whether the records exist. She ordered the IRS to respond properly to an FOIA request submitted by the non-profit watchdog group Cause of Action.
“As we have said all along, this administration cannot misinterpret the law in order to potentially hide evidence of wrongdoing. No administration is above the law, and we are pleased that the court has sided with us on this important point,” said Daniel Bernstein, executive director of Cause of Action....
Friday, August 28, 2015
Democrats are continually describing Republicans as extreme when the truth is the Democrats are extreme.
Hillary Just Called 60% Of Americans NAZIS http://t.co/6Qc2RPrUNb— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) August 28, 2015
Former President George W. Bush tours New Orleans high school 10 years after Hurricane Katrina pic.twitter.com/teraLvxeUu— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) August 28, 2015
Bush on Katrina aftermath: “There are people all around our country who prayed for you, many of whom showed up.” https://t.co/cY4yJXg7U9— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 28, 2015
Clinton has the support of about 440 superdelegates -- 1/5 number of delegates needed to secure Democrat nomination
RT @danmericaCNN: Wow. O'Malley: "We are the Democratic Party, not the undemocratic Party." audbile "ohs" from some in the audience.— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) August 28, 2015
The strictest gun laws are in the cities with the highest murder rates Passing laws and not allowing police to enforce them is meaningless
The strictest gun laws are in the cities with the highest murder rates Passing laws and not allowing police to enforce them is meaningless— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) August 28, 2015
The people hate the elites, which is not new, and very American. The elites have no faith in the people, which, actually, is new. Everything is stasis. Then Donald Trump comes, like a rock thrown through a showroom window, and the molecules start to move.
NOONAN: AMERICA IS SO IN PLAY... http://t.co/NgtyQuWlpZ— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 28, 2015
Here are some things I think are happening.
One is the deepening estrangement between the elites and the non-elites in America. This is the area in which Trumpism flourishes. We’ll talk about that deeper in.
Second, Mr. Trump’s support is not limited to Republicans, not by any means.
Third, the traditional mediating or guiding institutions within the Republican universe—its establishment, respected voices in conservative media, sober-minded state party officials—have little to no impact on Mr. Trump’s rise. Some say voices of authority should stand up to oppose him, which will lower his standing. But Republican powers don’t have that kind of juice anymore. Mr. Trump’s supporters aren’t just bucking a party, they’re bucking everything around, within and connected to it.
...I’ve written before about an acquaintance—late 60s, northern Georgia, lives on Social Security, voted Obama in ’08, not partisan, watches Fox News, hates Wall Street and “the GOP establishment.” She continues to be so ardent for Mr. Trump that she not only watched his speech in Mobile, Ala., on live TV, she watched while excitedly texting with family members—middle-class, white, independent-minded—who were in the audience cheering. Is that “the Republican base”? I guess maybe it is, because she texted me Wednesday to say she’d just registered Republican. I asked if she’d ever been one before. Reply: “No, never!!!”
Something is going on, some tectonic plates are moving in interesting ways. My friend Cesar works the deli counter at my neighborhood grocery store. He is Dominican, an immigrant, early 50s, and listens most mornings to a local Hispanic radio station, La Mega, on 97.9 FM. Their morning show is the popular “El Vacilón de la Mañana,” and after the first GOP debate, Cesar told me, they opened the lines to call-ins, asking listeners (mostly Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican) for their impressions. More than half called in to say they were for Mr. Trump. Their praise, Cesar told me a few weeks ago, dumbfounded the hosts. I later spoke to one of them, who identified himself as D.J. New Era. He backed Cesar’s story. “We were very surprised,” at the Trump support, he said. Why? “It’s a Latin-based market!”
“He’s the man,” Cesar said of Mr. Trump. This week I went by and Cesar told me that after Mr. Trump threw Univision’s well-known anchor and immigration activist, Jorge Ramos, out of an Iowa news conference on Tuesday evening, the “El Vacilón” hosts again threw open the phone lines the following morning and were again surprised that the majority of callers backed not Mr. Ramos but Mr. Trump....
I said: Cesar, you’re supposed to be offended by Trump, he said Mexico is sending over criminals, he has been unfriendly, you’re an immigrant. Cesar shook his head: No, you have it wrong. Immigrants, he said, don’t like illegal immigration, and they’re with Mr. Trump on anchor babies. “They are coming in from other countries to give birth to take advantage of the system. We are saying that! When you come to this country, you pledge loyalty to the country that opened the doors to help you.”
He added, “We don’t bloc vote anymore.” The idea of a “Latin vote” is “disparate,” which he said generally translates as nonsense, but which he means as “bull----.”
Peggy Noonan's Dominican friend, Cesar, works the deli counter at her grocery store. http://t.co/K0vNhiNQc7— Gawker (@Gawker) August 28, 2015
THE INVINCIBLE DONALD... http://t.co/Pv3IZzGCzX— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 28, 2015
Nearly 200 ret. US Military Officers: Iran Deal would strengthen Iran, threaten Israel, and harm US national security:http://t.co/jnkybkCLyS— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) August 26, 2015
BREAKING: 200 retired US Generals and Admirals pen letter to Congress opposing Iran Deal. They say Deal would threaten national security.— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) August 27, 2015
A group of nearly 200 retired generals and admirals sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday urging lawmakers to reject the Iran nuclear agreement, which they say threatens national security....
“The agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous, render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new threats to American interests as well as our allies,” the letter states.
Thursday, August 27, 2015
"I was in the room for many of the decisions she made. I can attest to the strength of Carly's leadership, the accuracy of her vision and the quality of her management"
The super PAC bought a full-page ad pushing back against criticism from columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin who described Fiorina's tenure as CEO of Hewlett-Packard as "not so sterling." Tom Perkins, a venture capitalist and member of HP's board of directors during Fiorina's tenure, penned a response titled "The Truth About Carly."
"I was in the room for many of the decisions she made. I can attest to the strength of Carly's leadership, the accuracy of her vision and the quality of her management," he wrote. "Carly was an excellent CEO. She led HP through one of the worst economic times in decades. Less than two years into Carly's leadership, the dot-com bubble went bust. Silicon Valley was in chaos. Companies were shedding jobs almost daily. ... While other Silicon Valley icons like Sun Microsystems disappeared, Carly's vision and execution not only helped to save HP but made it a strong, more versatile company that could compete in the changing technology sector."
...Perkins' advertisement counters Sorkin's account of Fiorina's dismissal.
"Critics often claim was fired at HP because she was unsuccessful. As a member of the board, I can tell you this is not true," Perkins wrote. "You see, some board members wanted to micro-manage the company, hand picking friends and allies to run divisions. This is no way to run a global company and Carly had the strength of character and courage of conviction to stand up to it and ultimately she lost her job because of it."
"While lesser leaders would have accepted offers of transition plans and graceful resignations, Carly would have none of that. Carly demanded to be fired. In order to restore peace to the board I voted to fire her. That was a mistake."
It’s not a magic water-saving tactic; it’s a PR move. And this isn’t the only problem with shade balls
Why Did L.A. Drop 96 Million "Shade Balls" Into its Water? http://t.co/8FtQo4g4ip— Nat Geo Channel (@NatGeoChannel) August 15, 2015
Max Liboiron, a professor who studies marine pollution at Memorial University of Newfoundland, did a deep dive (aggregator speak) into the story, and wrote:
The black additive [in the balls] is carbon black, which isn’t supposed to be harmful when it leaches, which is great. Yet even with this precaution, most plastics leach endocrine disrupting chemicals that interfere with animal and human hormone systems (Yang 2011). Some endocrine disruptors, like bisphenol A (BPA), break down in water after a few weeks or months. Some don’t. We don’t know what chemicals are in the Shade Balls, but they will leach, especially because the balls are in the hot sun and are meant to be left in the water over a long period (reports say 10 years). Most water treatment systems don’t take these kinds of chemicals out of the water.
If endocrine-disrupting plastics leaching into the water supply wasn’t enough to worry about, there’s also the environmental impact. Liboiron writes:
Most plastics found in the marine environment start out as larger objects you would easily recognize, like plastic bags and toothbrushes. Or balls. Over time, they fragment into tiny microplastics. 92% of the 5.25 trillion plastic pieces floating on the surface of oceans (Eriksen 2014) are smaller than a grain of rice because plastics don’t decay into their constituent molecules like organic substances. Instead, they fragment into smaller and smaller bits.
Those smaller and smaller bits are then consumed by you in your drinking water, as well as by the fish that you eat, the whales that you watch, the sea lions that show up at your bar demanding a drink.
The cost of the shade balls? $34.5 million.
The shade balls must be replaced every 10 years, so figure about $20 million of water savings for every $34.5 million of balls.
In other words, if the point of this were to save water, it would be a very, very stupid idea. Even the DWP is not that stupid. It's doing this to comply with federal drinking water quality mandates.
Today I learned that a Black guy can murder innocent White people on Live Fucking Television and Democrats will still blame White Racism.— John Rivers (@JohnRiversToo) August 26, 2015
"Left-wing, Gay, Black, Obama-Supporting Journalist Kills Two In Racially-Motivated Hate Crime" #IfOurMediaWasntCorrupt— John Nolte (@NolteNC) August 27, 2015
Quinnipiac asks people, 'What's first word comes to mind when you think of Jeb Bush?' Answers, in order: 'Bush' 136. 'Family' 70'…— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 27, 2015
ruh roh pic.twitter.com/iExbINGcOv— David Freddoso (@freddoso) August 27, 2015
Everything's coming up Biden! New poll shows pretty much everyone thinks Hillary's a dirty rotten liar who lies http://t.co/LE4FAZMS1L— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) August 27, 2015
Hillary - 70% disapproval with women https://t.co/92tEjn3ZN2— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 27, 2015
They want their government, and the people who lead it, to fix things and get things done. They want someone who will fight for them.
New Quinnipiac: TRUMP TROUNCES GOP FIELD TRUMP 28 CARSON 12 BUSH 7 CRUZ 7 RUBIO 7 WALKER 6 http://t.co/yUXrcyTkBR— slone (@slone) August 27, 2015
What Trump knows that you don't http://t.co/vsBnKUXu5Y— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) August 27, 2015
Yesterday, IDF soldiers discovered a teddy bear inside a Pal. home w/ weapon magazines hidden inside.
Yesterday, IDF soldiers discovered a teddy bear inside a Pal. home w/ weapon magazines hidden inside. Watch: pic.twitter.com/ryDIG5oLI5— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 26, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Democrats in the Legislature claim California faces an emergency situation, but this emergency was actually created intentionally as a pretext for tax increases.
The Democrats current call for more taxes is thinly veiled and inexcusable. It is time for taxpayers in California to step up and say NO to Sacramentos big spending Democrats and NO to new taxes.
Belligerent Ramos Kicked Out Of Trump Presser, Invited Back In Later: Trump answered more of Jorge Ramos's questions in 1 presser than Hillary Clinton has answered in her entire campaign
Ramos needs to put aside his self-importance, his pomposity and most importantly, his advocacy when doing his job. http://t.co/4t19MHns5v— slone (@slone) August 26, 2015
Stunner: Jorge Ramos's Daughter Works for Hillary Campaign - Supported Obama - The Gateway Pundit http://t.co/cafKj9AWZQ— Texas Bill (@PMgeezer) August 26, 2015
Trump answered more of Jorge Ramos's questions in 1 presser than Old Lady Clinton has answered in her entire campaign.@AceofSpadesHQ— David Jack Smith (@davidjacksmith) August 26, 2015
Univison anchor Jorge Ramos has this wrong -see quote - is... - Greta Van Susteren https://t.co/d7Y8ZMSO1h— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 27, 2015
Megyn Kelly Asks Jorge Ramos Why Donald Trump Would Want to Engage with Someone Who Calls Him 'Hateful' http://t.co/GxyOO2L7li— IJ Politics (@IJ_Politics) August 27, 2015
Surprise! Jorge Ramos’ Daughter Works For Hillary Clinton, Univision’s Chair Pledged ‘All Might’ To Help Hillary pic.twitter.com/5JqzRPD3eB— I'm your Huckleberry (@BringTheFlag) August 27, 2015
ABC News: State officials were emailing classified information the night of Benghazi terror attack http://t.co/UAqyUTtkvG— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) August 26, 2015
Michelle Malkin: What Is Obama's Top Population-Control Freak Hiding? http://t.co/GsmKII4dmY— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 26, 2015
The most transparent administration in American history is at it again -- dodging sunlight and evading public disclosure.
Joining former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her secret servers, former IRS witch hunt queen Lois Lerner and her secret email accounts, former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson and her Internet alter egos, and former Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and his non-public email account is White House science czar John Holdren.
President Obama's top climate change adviser is defending his hide-and-seek game in federal court. Earlier this month, the Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Enterprise Institute appealed a D.C. district court ruling protecting Holdren's personal email communications from Freedom of Information Act requests....
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Planned Parenthood Partner Jokes about Shipping Intact Baby Heads http://t.co/65vJNa3sfk— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) August 25, 2015
There's nothing wrong with wanting or having The First Woman President, but Hillary borders on unelectable.
Hillary Clinton's classified emails contain discussions of conversations with foreign diplomats, issues with embassy security and relations with countries from Russia to China.
The broad range of information that was deemed classified by the State Department — just within the emails published by the agency to date —underscores concerns that sensitive material was routinely mishandled on Clinton's private email server.
For example, Huma Abedin, Clinton's former deputy chief of staff, forwarded a summary of a high-level Sept. 2009 meeting to Clinton in which she detailed the "embassy security issues" that were discussed.
The issues had been raised by Eric Boswell, a diplomatic security official who was later forced to resign in the wake of the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi.
There's nothing wrong with wanting or having The First Woman President, but Hillary borders on unelectable.— rdbrewer (@rdbrewer4) August 25, 2015
Sam Clovis, who abandoned Rick Perry’s campaign, will be announced as Donald Trump’s national campaign co-chairman
Sam Clovis, who abandoned Rick Perry’s campaign, will be announced as Donald Trump’s national campaign co-chairman - @costareports— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) August 25, 2015
Trump extends his lead in NH, Bush fading -> http://t.co/93qImSfEBK— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) August 25, 2015
GOP’s new idea to stop Trump: Make candidates pledge to support the nominee in order to qualify for the ballot http://t.co/LkP5E2cIZY— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 25, 2015
The big money behind the pro-Iran/Obama nuke deal http://t.co/qHVknMNFDk— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) August 25, 2015
Traitor Senators Took Money from Iran Lobby, Back Iran Nukes | Frontpage Mag http://t.co/THbVZfSNNP— Daniel Greenfield (@Sultanknish) August 25, 2015
Washington Times Reports: IRS finds yet another Lois Lerner email account http://t.co/nqQNbh9N8j— Darrell Issa (@DarrellIssa) August 25, 2015
Poll: Which GOP candidate should call it quits? Results, so far: Jeb - 29% Graham - 20% Christie - 8% Trump - 7% http://t.co/doLiAq84J5— The Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 24, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
"Steyer has shied away from taking responsibility for, or being critical of, these dismal results, even though one of his top advisors serves on the Proposition 39 oversight committee that, ironically, has yet to meet."
A decade ago, former CBS News correspondent Bernard Goldberg authored a book titled 100 People Who Are Screwing Up America. If Goldberg were writing today about Californians, he would no doubt include billionaire Tom Steyer near the top of the list.
Steyer achieved his extreme wealth as a hedge fund manager, an uber capitalist whose profitable investments have included oil, gas and coal.
In 2012, he separated from the management of his company – he still owns shares – and committed to a “green” agenda. He became the leading sponsor and financial backer of Proposition 39 on the 2012 ballot, which was sold as pro-environmental reform measure virtually guaranteeing its passage by Californians understandably concerned about the environment. Proposition 39 increased taxes on businesses — those evil companies that provide so many Americans their jobs — and directed the money be put into something called The Clean Jobs Energy Fund. Steyer promised it would bring in $550 million and create 11,000 jobs per year. But a recent investigation by the Associated Press reveals that it has raised less than 60 percent of that amount over three years, and has created only 1,700 jobs mostly for consultants and auditors.
Steyer has shied away from taking responsibility for, or being critical of, these dismal results, even though one of his top advisors serves on the Proposition 39 oversight committee that, ironically, has yet to meet.
However, Steyer continues to insert himself and his views into the political arena. In 2014, he spent $57 million of his personal fortune in support of out-of-state candidates for the Senate and governor, most of whom lost. And there is talk of his being a candidate for governor in 2018.
1. Will any Republicans drop out? ...
2. Will Republican party actors -- the insiders and others who wield influence -- finally pick a horse, or perhaps two or three? ...
3. Will any of Clinton's supporters defect? ...
4 and 5. How is Barack Obama doing, and how is the economy doing? ...
The circumstances surrounding the nuclear pact the U.S. is poised to sign with Islamofascist Iran are turning into black comedy.
The Associated Press just dropped, excuse the expression, a bombshell story: A copy of a draft of one of the side deals between Iran and the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency reveals that Tehran will be allowed to inspect its Parchin nuclear site itself, where it is suspected of testing nuclear detonators. International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors won't get physical access and will just trust the Iranian self-inspectors.
In the meantime, Iran is obviously very interested in a type of nuclear weapon that Secretary of State John Kerry and the other negotiators for the U.S. and the major powers left unaddressed during their many months of talks — electromagnetic pulse....
ISIS destroys temple at Syria's Palmyra... http://t.co/ECC1kAWZEK— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 23, 2015
Palmyra's Baalshamin temple 'blown up by IS' http://t.co/zmFuTGWBSz— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 24, 2015
Huge explosions at US army base in Japan... http://t.co/dB4ijEwxLN— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 23, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
U.S. Heroes speak with reporters for first time after saving train passengers from Islamist pic.twitter.com/VAQFDw6uil— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 23, 2015
Paris Train Jihadi Linked to Islamic-Terror group, Traveled to Syria: The French media is calling it a robber... http://t.co/Azp9MRLYNn— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) August 23, 2015
Politico isn’t just wrong and desperate, the left-wing site is ignorant, and proudly so.
By the way, when this same Ben Schreckinger wrote about the crowds Bernie Sanders attracts — the same Bernie Sanders who’s in to rape fantasies, here’s how it looked — these stories are only 2 days apart (SEE IMAGE ABOVE)
◼ GEORGE WALLACING: THE PROUD IGNORANCE OF TRUMP’S RACE-BAITERS AT POLITICO
@DarrellIssa It'd be more like Watergate if Nixon deleted 30,000 minutes and kept the remaining tapes in a bathroom outside of Denver.— Razor (@hale_razor) August 23, 2015
It might not be a partially filled football stadium, but these are the activists who knock on doors & vote. #dream15 pic.twitter.com/OkXcn1tjST— Sarah Rumpf (@rumpfshaker) August 22, 2015
#Dream15 Absolutely NO room left in the breakout session about the impact of Andrew Breitbart. #Andrewliveson! pic.twitter.com/Q0GPr4jYVY— Cindy LaMar (@CindyLaMar) August 22, 2015
Ranking the presidential speeches at #Dream15 from worst to best: Bush, Rubio, Perry, Jindal, Cruz.— Kevin Boyd (@kevinboyd1984) August 22, 2015