Saturday, September 9, 2017
DERP: Kamala Harris shames DOJ for siding with baker, gets FACT-CHECKED on the 1st Amendment https://t.co/y63E8EslbG— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 8, 2017
Dem Kamala Harris Claims Arpaio Shouldn’t be Pardoned Since ‘He’s Been Convicted of a Crime Gets Savaged on Twitter https://t.co/qtSUrRAw4K— BostonStrongTrump (@BostonForTrump) August 26, 2017
Friday, September 8, 2017
Irma eyes long-feared path: Straight through Florida https://t.co/xgz6UQNqXf— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
I combined the images of Hurricane Andrew (1992) & Hurricane Irma (today) at scale in a gif. Irma is a damn leviathan. pic.twitter.com/4HEw1NNxxd— Joel 🌮 (@JoelNihlean) September 7, 2017
Hurricane Irma annihilates St. Martin’s world-famous airport https://t.co/Vj3P564BY6— Connor Ryan (@connortryan) September 8, 2017
Irma ravages tiny Caribbean islands, which are in a "rush against time" before Hurricane Jose https://t.co/BOvTJl7E8c— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) September 8, 2017
Richard Branson's Necker Island COMPLETELY obliterated by Hurricane Irma; everyone survived terrifying 186mph storm https://t.co/9T0PK3HsDM— Eames (@eleanor_ames) September 7, 2017
Red to Blue California is focused on unseating GOP Reps. Jeff Denham, whom Eggman challenged in 2014 and 2016, David Valadao and Steve Knight, and four Republicans who represent parts of Orange County: Ed Royce, Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher, and Darrell Issa.
The “Red to Blue California” PAC is focused on unseating House Republicans in the Golden State. https://t.co/4C6GDXAWNk— Roll Call (@rollcall) September 7, 2017
Former Rep. Michael M. Honda is the new chairman of the “Red to Blue California” political action committee, which is focused on unseating House Republicans in the Golden State.
The California Democrat, who served eight terms in the House, will serve in an advisory role and as a surrogate for the PAC, which aims to pick up seven GOP seats that Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton carried last fall....
Kellyanne Conway is the first woman to run a winning Presidential campaign. Women around the world could learn MANY lessons from this gem! pic.twitter.com/QQDe0ko5vQ— Steve Hirsch (@Stevenwhirsch99) May 10, 2017
#Harvey and #Irma have been married for 75 years. Who knew two huge back-to-back hurricanes would bear their names?
The other Harvey and Irma, married for 75 years, are the perfect antidote to this hurricane season. https://t.co/f6SVniej00— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) September 7, 2017
"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan." - That lie will be like fingernails on the blackboard of history.
"If you like your plan, you can keep your plan." - That lie will be like fingernails on the blackboard of history. https://t.co/rRDCGSfYxX— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) September 6, 2017
Hurricane Irma: "The Cat5 storm leveled Barbuda, damaging 95% of its buildings & leaving the island “barely habitable.”
🎯Man cannot control the weather👇🏼 pic.twitter.com/YnqafcQhgn— Steve Stockman (@SteveWorks4You) September 7, 2017
The latest: "The Cat5 storm leveled Barbuda, damaging 95% of its buildings & leaving the island “barely habitable.” https://t.co/cdBQQ8wEii— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) September 7, 2017
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Trump has not ended DACA. For the most part, Trump hasn’t even suspended DACA. It is still going to be operating throughout the next six months, during which he hopes Congress will codify it in federal law.
California voters did NOT approve Prop. 13 because we're too stupid to understand how good taxes are. We overwhelmingly approved Prop. 13 because we recognized taxes were spiraling out of control and the politicians lack fiscal restraint.
Giggling teens with fireworks may have started the wildfire raging in Oregon, police say https://t.co/fpaz5fAcaJ— The Sacramento Bee (@sacbee_news) September 6, 2017
...The chief suspects: a group of teenagers who giggled and recorded video Saturday afternoon while lobbing fireworks into a parched canyon.
Warm summer temperatures and nearly nonexistent rain have dried out vegetation and turned the Beaver State’s forests into tinderboxes. Officials warned that the threat of wildfire was high and urged caution as Oregonians descended on the state’s parks and forests over the holiday weekend.
One of the visitors was Liz FitzGerald, who told the Oregonian that she was hiking in the Columbia River Gorge 70 miles east of Portland when she saw a teenage boy hurl a smoke bomb into Eagle Creek Canyon.
Another boy recorded the incident with his cellphone, and some girls in the group giggled as the incendiary exploded in the trees below, sending up what FitzGerald thought was smoke from the fireworks.
“I was probably 4 feet away from him. I said, ‘Do you realize how dangerous this is?’ “ FitzGerald recounted to the newspaper. “ ‘This place is so dry.’ “
A short time later, she encountered hikers who’d also seen the teens setting off fireworks. The hikers were walking to the trailhead to notify park officials about the teens’ dangerous behavior.
FitzGerald decided to run back to the start of the trail to do the same thing, the newspaper said. By then, she could see flames and smoke. It was obvious that it was a forest fire. And it was growing....
Californians losing their rights to vote on taxes. https://t.co/jwuzU6k6oX— DHD (@DHDuncanCA) September 5, 2017
Special interests are preparing to jam tax hikes through a new loophole, but taxpayers may be able to stop their plans with a ballot initiative.
Earlier this week the California Supreme Court issued a stunning decision which imperils every California taxpayer. At issue is whether taxes proposed by special interests using the local initiative process have to comply with taxpayer protections set forth in Proposition 218, the Right to Vote on Taxes Act, a Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association sponsored statewide measure approved by California voters in 1996.
The case, California Cannabis Coalition v. City of Upland, at first glance seems limited to a narrow technical question: When a local initiative seeks to impose a new tax, does the issue need to be put to the voters at the next general election or can the proponents, relying on other laws, force a special election? The lower court had ruled that taxes proposed by initiative are exempt from the taxpayer protections contained in the state constitution, such as the provision dictating the timing of the election.
When the lower court in San Diego issued its decision, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association was alarmed because the constitution’s taxpayer protections include the right to vote on taxes. For that reason HJTA provided legal representation to the city of Upland. Of major concern was that, if local initiatives are exempt from taxpayer protections, then public agencies could easily deny taxpayers their right to vote on taxes by colluding with outside interests to propose taxes in the form of an initiative, then submitting a tax under a lower vote threshold than that currently required. The worst case scenario would be if a local government were to rely on this case as legal authority to impose a tax without any election at all....
Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group... https://t.co/oYcqU37E2N— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 2, 2017
Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing “domestic terrorist violence.”
By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders....
BAMN was founded by the Revolutionary Workers League, an openly Marxist organization, in 1995.
As TheDC first reported in April, internal documents from the North American Man/Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) tie BAMN to NAMBLA., reveal the RWL — BAMN’s parent organization — worked with NAMBLA in the years just before the communist group founded BAMN.
Southern Poverty Law Center Won’t Designate Antifa a Hate Group — Only Singing Nuns Get That Designation https://t.co/Un7A1JpOru— Ƭαвιтнα Ɓℓιѕѕ ❤ (@BlissTabitha) September 3, 2017
U.S. analysts now believe North Korea has up to 60 nuclear bombs, and the ability to put them on missiles
⚡️ Hurricane Irma: Updates from official accountshttps://t.co/Ssl5ap0Eqo— FEMA (@fema) September 5, 2017
PREDICTION: FLORIDA https://t.co/kj2jl7R3wZ— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 5, 2017
Evacuations Ordered... https://t.co/9CWkMGwM1a— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 5, 2017
Miami-Dade schools to close... https://t.co/QzsjDL8OuY— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 5, 2017
National Guard Activated... https://t.co/QZLSifPTlA— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 5, 2017
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Had anyone ever predicted that in America – the land renowned more than any other for liberty and free speech – the word “Marrano” would ever accurately characterize any of its citizens, let alone close to half the voting population, that individual would have been regarded as a charlatan.
NRO: Ideological Oppression Runs Rampant -- Especially Against Conservatives https://t.co/u205EPVX9z via DennisPrager …— Hunter7Taylor (@Hunter7Taylor) September 6, 2017
Being afraid to speak up. Sad but true...— Diane Piette (@DianePiette1) September 5, 2017
Conservatives in America – Like Marranos in Medieval Spain - Dennis Prager https://t.co/pUdKilgKLq
Sessions Confirms: DACA Is Being 'Rescinded'; Paul Ryan: Trump's Decision to End DACA 'Fulfills a Promise' He Made to Restore Proper Role of Executive Authority
Today, the media assailed President Trump for forcing Congress to act on an issue his office had no right to determine. Mind-numbing.— Ali 👑 (@ali) September 5, 2017
TRUMP TO PHASE OUT 'DREAMER' PROGRAM... https://t.co/7ETCMtrQc1— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 5, 2017
WATCH LIVE: AG Sessions Makes DACA Announcement https://t.co/xSkVZzwSRw— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 5, 2017
Sessions Confirms: DACA Is Being 'Rescinded' https://t.co/QstCS7fOLq— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 5, 2017
Paul Ryan: Trump's Decision to End DACA 'Fulfills a Promise' He Made to Restore Proper Role of Executive Authority https://t.co/jqBLDTos7a— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 5, 2017
Trump on DACA beneficiaries: "I have a love for these people. Hopefully now Congress will be able to help them and do it properly." pic.twitter.com/kGGVOCmmRh— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 5, 2017
Trump sounds like he wants Congress to protect Dreamers: "They want to be able to do something and do it right" 3/— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) September 5, 2017
Republican Senator On DACA Fallout: President Obama Created This Unconstitutional Mess https://t.co/C5LsdkJwkO— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 5, 2017
FLASHBACK: Obama's Immigration Amnesia https://t.co/tOCIb0CjRM— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) September 5, 2017
President who gave DREAMers false hope has a lot to say now about what’s ‘required legally’ https://t.co/28932eIL9z— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 5, 2017
#DACA was not constitutional, and Obama knew this. He toyed with lives for votes. Own it.— Leah the Boss (@LeahRBoss) September 5, 2017
Well the talking points are in... pic.twitter.com/IlahldDjwY— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 5, 2017
Largest #DACA Populations →— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) September 5, 2017
 CA: 222,795
 TX: 124,300
 IL: 42,376
 NY: 41,970
 FL: 32,795
👆apx 60% of the DACA population
You can't run a country by emotions, you have to use common sense and that says enforce the law. All this whining over an illegal exec order— 🎙Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) September 5, 2017
Save some $$$ https://t.co/Bdcg5eByRc— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 5, 2017
There's an Easy Solution to Trump's Threatened Cancellation of DACA. Is Congress Capable of Governing? https://t.co/toaEqRORJx— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) September 5, 2017
Read this thread if you want to see what the Obama-unconstitutional-DACA-memo people are thinking. https://t.co/eMsiphelML— Ali 👑 (@ali) September 5, 2017
“Offensive” to Indians? California tells 4th graders to stop building mission projectshttps://t.co/a8oVZlLrPU— Red Alert Politics (@RedAlert) September 5, 2017
By far my favorite page from Hillary's new book. pic.twitter.com/0UPO1Ogf9C— Tommy (@tciccotta) September 5, 2017
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Hillary blasts Sanders for 'lasting damage' in 2016 race... https://t.co/kyQiTTugft— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) September 5, 2017
Prop. 47 a tough lesson in weakness of initiatives https://t.co/xEdObDjw4q— Marc Steinorth 🇺🇸 (@MarcSteinorth) July 30, 2017
Whereas the traditional legislative process is a dialogue, a ballot initiative is more of a monologue. California’s easiest-in-the-nation rules make it possible to pass an initiative without substantive discussion or broad consensus, as long as the proponent has the money to qualify one.
Largely absent from the initiative process is the chance for opponents, experts, the public and the media to express their thoughts to the drafters and seek amendments. Once an initiative qualifies for the ballot, there are no opportunities to change it, even if someone identifies a serious shortcoming. In theory, the electorate can vote “no” — if we notice an error. But once an initiative passes — if errors have gone unnoticed — the Legislature is generally powerless to fix them. Since deficiencies often manifest years later, this has produced misshapen policies for California.
2014’s Proposition 47, which mandated that prosecutors could no longer charge certain crimes as felonies, provides the clearest example of this style of poor policymaking....
Monday, September 4, 2017
On this #LaborDay2017 we honor American workers for their many contributions to the prosperity of these United States. 🇺🇸— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 4, 2017
Fun fact: In 1887, Oregon became 1st state to recognize #LaborDay. Let's keep working to ensure Oregon remains ahead of the curve on labor!— Senator Jeff Merkley (@SenJeffMerkley) September 5, 2017
Hurricane #Irma expected to track near Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, and Cuba as Cat 4 storm, perhaps nearing SE US this weekend
Sunday, September 3, 2017
What happens to a country whose most important police force — and its key investigators — is no longer telling the truth to the citizens of that nation? Nothing good, I'm sure most would agree. There's almost no point in going through all the analogies to despotic regimes. Writers from George Orwell to Arthur Koestler have already done it for us.
But those analogies come immediately to mind following two revelations regarding our Federal Bureau of Investigation that surfaced this week. In one instance, the FBI refused to turn over documents regarding the Hillary Clinton emails because of -- wait for it -- "lack of public interest."
...It's hard to imagine what was going on in the mind of Records Management Division head David M. Hardy when he wrote -- or was forced to write by some unknown superior -- such a risible lie, but things have only gotten worse from there. Now we learn that then FBI director James Comey may never have planned to find Clinton guilty in the first place....
University of Mississippi Students Need 'Safe Space' After Seeing Banana Peel https://t.co/bH28cKFlxm— Daniel Greenfield (@Sultanknish) September 3, 2017
...And it doesn't get much crazier than this....
Here it is... pic.twitter.com/AFHLM03gTs— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 30, 2017