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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Lincoln accused of killing thousands of Native Americans!

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MADISON WI/USA - JUNE 26 2014: Bascom Hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University of Wisconsin is a Big Ten University in the United States.

The University of Wisconsin, Madison is ignoring a student government demand for a disclaimer on an Abraham Lincoln statue accusing him of complicity in the death of 38 Native Americans.

Katrina Morrison, chair of the Associated Students of Madison, told The Daily Cardinal that while she appreciates “Lincoln’s role in creating land-grant institutions,” she supports the motion to place an informative plaque on his statue to recognize what she called “his brutality towards indigenous people.”

“We wanted a plaque near Lincoln because we wanted the university to recognize his part in the Dakota 38 massacre,” she elaborated. “I think that [not putting a plaque on the statue] is a mistake, and I think that the history is irrefutable. It is clear that he played a huge role in the massacre and was killing innocent people for no reason.”

Mariah Skenandore, co-president of an indigenous student organization known as Wunk Sheek, likewise supported the measure, saying the university doesn’t “acknowledge the impact that it is having on their students” who have to encounter the statue on a daily basis.

“I think the plaque is the least the university can do,” she added. “If we don’t keep advocating for ourselves, no one is going to advocate for us.”

According to the Minnesota Historical Society, at the end of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, Lincoln had ordered the execution of Dakota soldiers who had “been proved guilty of violating females,” or who had participated in the “massacres” of civilians outside of official “battles.”

It was later discovered, however, that two of the men had been mistakenly executed, one of whom was acquitted and another who had accidentally misidentified himself.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank ultimately decided to ignore the student government’s request, pointing out that Lincoln only accepted the sentences of those who were “involved in either killing or raping,” and therefore actually played a “restraining role” in the matter.

Read the rest at: the Lincoln statue

Is your costume racist? What color are you?

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The latest issue of a magazine run by Ohio State University students features a flow-chart designed to help students determine whether their Halloween costume is racist.

The guide published in 1870 Magazine allows students to ask themselves a series of questions about their costume ideas, directing them to one of several determinations based on their responses.

“Is it politically charged?” the chart asks of costume ideas that pertain to “something serious.” If yes, the magazine is interested only in whether makes fun of Donald Trump, in which case the chart advises the reader to “DO IT.”

If the costume is serious, but not politically charged, then the chart asks whether the student plans to dress as Prince, which it only considers acceptable if the wearer is not white.

With regard to costumes based on memes, the chart is anxious about anything derived from “4Chan or Reddit,” unless it comes from “the wholesome memes Twitter account.”

If not, it asks whether the costume “validates white supremacists,” with a “yes” answer leading directly to a bubble saying “What the f**k is wrong with you? Try again.” A “no” answer, on the other hand, is met with apparent skepticism, as the chart then asks follow-up questions including “Does it require blackface, milk, or a swastika?” and “Does it humanize inhumane people?”

The flow-chart takes a rather more charitable view towards “ironically sexy” costumes, welcoming students to dress up as a “sexy construction worker” or “animal of some sort,” but cautioning them against costumes featuring “traditional head wear from other cultures.”

Donning foreign headgear is fine for students who are not white, it elaborates, but those who are white should “try a new costume idea.”

Read the rest at: Racist-Costumes

 

Unemployment claims fall – Trumpenomics?

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The total number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits fell to 1.89 million at the end of September, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the lowest such mark in nearly 44 years.

And new claims for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to 243,000 in the first full week of October, according to the agency, as the job market bounces back from hurricane damage even faster than forecasters expected

Low new jobless claims are a good sign. They indicate that layoffs are rare, and accordingly that job creation is strong.

Unemployment benefits are available for up to 26 weeks in most states. Fewer people are now receiving benefits of all duration than at any time since December of 1973, when the total workforce was much smaller. That is a reflection of the strength of the jobs market, and the availability of new positions for laid-off workers.

Prior to the landfall of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, claims had been running at ultra-low rates. With Texas and Florida now recovering, new claims again appear to be sinking to levels that indicate robust job creation. First-time claims in the states most affected by the storms are still high, but have fallen in recent weeks.

“The data suggest that payrolls will bounce back quickly after last month’s hurricane-related weakness and that the underlying trend in employment growth remains strong — more than strong enough to keep the unemployment rate declining,” noted Jim O’Sullivan, chief U.S. economist for High-Frequency Economics.

Economists calculate that new claims below the 300,000 mark indicate that unemployment will remain stable or fall.

Good claims numbers, which are released weekly, are one of the factors that will reassure officials in the Trump administration and at the Federal Reserve that the jobs recovery is intact, even though the hurricanes generated net job losses in September.

Minutes from the Fed’s September monetary policy meeting, released Wednesday, suggested that the central bank still sees the economy as healthy enough to justify raising rates again this year.

Read the rest at: Unemployment Rates

Pennsylvania Sec State mysteriously resigns after revelation of non-citizen voters

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A native of Puerto Rico, Pedro A. Cortes, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, abruptly resigned from on Wednesday, just three weeks after his office came under fire to allowing thousands of ineligible immigrants across the state to vote. The announcement of his departure came in a “personnel update” from Gov. Tom Wolf (D) that did not specify the reasons for the resignation. Cortes also served as secretary of state from 2003 to 2010 under Gov. Ed Rendell (D).

A spokesman for the governor, J.J. Abbott, told the media that he had no explanation for the resignation. Cortes served as the state’s top election official.

Last week State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R), who chairs the House State Government Committee, joined 15 of his colleagues in a letter “to express our dire concerns” about the disclosure last month that legal resident noncitizens in Pennsylvania had been allowed to register as voters when apply for or renewing drivers’ licenses at PennDot service centers.

Metcalfe has sought to hold a hearings on the issue in advance of the November 7 general election. He was informed by telephone on Wednesday of Cortes’ resignation. He is still waiting for an answer to the questions posed to Cortes. Metcalfe said this week his committee is seeking to know why foreign nationals were put on the voter rolls before the general election in 2016. He had raised the question in October 2016 when Cortes was testifying before his committee. He told Philly.com “Cortes knew this was an issue.” Metcalfe added, “It is interesting that his resignation occurred within a week of our letter to him about this serious issue.”

The issue came to the forefront again in September when Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt with the discovery by his staff that 317 noncitizens had canceled their voter registrations in the city from 2006. Their data goes back to 2006 when Pennsylvania began using the Statewide Uniform Registry of Electors, which provides statistics about voters. Election officials, found that in Allegheny County there were 96 cases of noncitizens canceling their voter registrations since 2006. Then the Department of State found records of 1,160 canceled voter registrations listing ineligibility as a reason and said the issue was under review.

Read the Rest at:  Spero News

Students say they should never be uncomfortable on campus!

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Students at Amherst College recently protested the mere presence of a conservative speaker, saying students shouldn’t have to “feel afraid for their safety.”

They found the speaker, Michael Graham, offensive and unqualified because he was fired from his talk radio show twelve years ago after repeatedly pointing out the relationship between Islam and terrorism.

Graham, notably, was only one of several speakers on a panel titled, “Why Military Action After 9/11 Was Justified and Saved American Lives,” which also included military veteran and State Representative John Velis; the state commander for the Department of Massachusetts Veterans of Foreign Wars, Eric Segundo; and Robert Roughsedge, an Army officer and commentator who served in Afghanistan in a NATO command.

In an open letter last week, members of the Muslim Students Association, the South Asian Students Association, and others say that they felt like their physical safety was at stake as a result of the Graham’s participation in the panel.

“No student should ever have to feel afraid for their safety or have to wake up in the morning knowing that there are other students on this campus who hate them for an integral part of their identity and are willing and able to voice these hurtful ideas on a public platform,” the letter declares.

Not only does the letter demand that the administration protect students from speakers with “hateful” opinions, it also declared that the Amherst College Republicans (ACR) should have consulted with other identity-based student groups like the Muslim Students Association and the South Asian Students Association before inviting speakers to campus.

Doing so “would have been conducive to finding a productive and appropriate speaker qualified to speak on this topic while still keeping the perspective that ACR wanted to share through this event,” the letter contends.

Additionally, the signatories assert that ACR should have written “a public response to the student body and the affected groups promptly after the event,” concluding that “an apology is warranted.”

Read the rest at: Safe Spaces

Senator says Trump’s Cabinet should Resign if they Can’t Do This

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As President Donald Trump prepares to de-certify Iran’s compliance with a 2015 pact to limit its nuclear program, a like-minded Republican senator is telling cabinet members to get on board with the decision, or get out.

Republican Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas has been a key outside adviser to the White House on a range of foreign policy issues, particularly on how to approach the Iran nuclear deal it inherited from the Obama administration. One of the leading Iran hawks in Congress, Cotton has urged Trump to de-certify Tehran’s compliance so lawmakers can revisit the terms of the deal and possibly renegotiate for tougher nuclear restrictions.

That counsel is at odds with what Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have publicly said about the agreement. Both men, who have themselves been sharply critical of the Iranian regime, say it is in the national security interests of the U.S. to keep the deal in place.

But Cotton says Mattis and Tillerson will have to find a way to support and execute Trump’s decision to de-certify, which the president appears likely to do later this week. If they can’t, he says, they should step aside for others who can.

“When you’re a cabinet member, when you’re a senior advisor in the White House, and the president is right, you should help him achieve his objectives and run with his thinking,” Cotton told Susan Glasser on her Global POLITICO podcast. “When you think the president is wrong, you have a duty to try to present to him the best facts and the best thinking to help him see it in a different light. Maybe you can, but if he doesn’t, and he says, ‘No, I want to do it my way,’ then your job is to move out and execute. And if you feel strongly enough, then you have to resign.”

Cotton’s remarks neatly capture the longstanding rift within the administration over the fate of the Iran deal, with Trump and some national security council advisers on one side and the Pentagon and Foggy Bottom on the other. Though he has reluctantly certified Iran’s compliance on two previous occasions, Trump appears ready to make good on his threat to ask Congress modify or terminate an agreement he considers to be fatally flawed.

Read the rest at: Cabinet wienies 

Liberal Media worried about Republicans retiring?

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In early September, Charlie Dent, Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania and co-chair of the moderate Tuesday Group, suddenly announced he was retiring from the House after seven terms in office.

So what. What’s the big deal? Well, it’s apparently a big deal to many – particularly it seems to publications on the left like The Atlantic. Yesterday, The Atlantic wrote a piece entitled, “Who Will Lead the Republican Moderates?” lamenting the exit next year of representative Dent.

You see, Dent is the current “leader” of the moderate wing of the Republican Party in Congress. So of course it’s a big deal to the left, for as we know, moderate Republicans are the only reasonable people in the GOP.

And he’s not the only squish high-tailing it out of town. Representatives Dave Trott of Michigan, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida, Dave Reichert of Washington, John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee, Lynn Jenkins of Kansas and Sam Johnson of Texas are all packing it in.

Now if you are a Republican, you may think this terrible news that so many Republicans are leaving, until you dig just a bit deeper. And these days, it doesn’t take much digging. Conservative Review’s Liberty Score is a one-stop shop for a quick accounting of the above seven.

For those unaware, an elected officials’ Liberty Score is like a personal credit score. A credit score doesn’t give a detailed accounting of an individual’s credit health, but it is certainly enough to determine initial worthiness. And often, depending on the score, a creditor needs to look no further. If, for example, a creditor sees an applicant with a credit score of say, under 500, likely the creditor will reject the applicant’s request outright. A score that low pretty much tells them as much as they need to know.

The same can be said of the trusted conservative Liberty Score. The scoring ranges from A – F, with A being the most conservative and F being the least. Of the above list of retiring Republicans, only two, Sam Johnson of Texas and John J. Duncan Jr. of Tennessee had a score better than a big fat ‘F’. In other words, it’s the squishes who are heading for the hills.

As a conservative, I’m very broken up about this. If I may rephrase – here’s your hat – what’s your hurry.

Read the rest at: Liberal Media

MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER TAKES STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN RADICAL ANTIFA PROTESTS

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Ever since the sudden rise of liberal and socialist Democrats in 2008 with the election of Barack Obama, there has been a growing number of reports of teachers at all grade levels exerting their political views on students.

In the 2008 election, our granddaughter was in first grade. Her school conducted a mock election but she told us that her teacher instructed all of the kids in her class to vote for Obama. The teacher also spent time telling these impressionable first graders why Republicans are so dangerous and why Democrats like Obama were the only hope for America. We were outraged as was our daughter, but the school defended the teacher’s actions.

In 2012, sixteen-year-old Samantha Pawlucy went to school wearing a pick Romney-Ryan t-shirt.  When she entered her geometry class at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia, her teacher Lynette Gaymon, a black woman, likened the t-shirt to the KKK:

“Approached Samantha with a red marker and attempted to mark over the shirt telling her that she couldn’t wear that shirt in an Obama school. But Samantha would not let her do it. Then the teacher told her to take off her shirt and she would give her another shirt to wear. The whole time this was happening, the teacher kept berating Samantha about wearing a Romney shirt at an Obama school.”

“When Samantha refused to take off the t-shirt, the teacher ordered her out of the classroom and again Samantha stood her ground. By the time the teacher finished her tirade, some of Samantha’s classmates joined in as did the school janitor.”

“Samantha was so embarrassed and humiliated that she was afraid to return to the school as she had threats from other students about her shirt.  Her parents were furious and went to the school to talk to the principal and teacher. According to Samantha’s dad, Richard, the teacher half-heartedly apologized, tried to explain it was a joke and then stormed out of the principal’s office.”

These are only a few of the many reports of teachers trying to brainwash students into accepting their radical political views.

A couple of weeks ago, we reported about Yvonne (Yvette) Felarca, a teacher at Berkeley’s Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School, was charged with battery and resisting arrest after a scuffle broke out at rally held in response to student organizers canceling a planned “Free Speech Week” that would have featured right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulous.

Read the rest at: Antifa for Jr High

Can the NFL survive?

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The NFL went from being America’s sport to the least liked sport in America in the span of just a few weeks after players, coaches, and owners protested the national anthem.

Fans who viewed the NFL as favorable dropped from 57% down to 44% from August to the end of September — while the league’s unfavorable rating increased to 40%, the highest of all college and professional sports, according to the Winston Group survey, provided exclusively to the Washington Examiner on Saturday.

The poll revealed that the NFL’s core group of fans, men 34-54, were most turned off to the national anthem protests:

Worse for football, which was already seeing lower TV ratings and empty stadium seats, the month of protests and complaints about them from President Trump drove core fans, men 34-54, away, the most significant indicator that NFL brass aren’t in touch with their base.

According to the poll analysis, “more critically for the NFL, the fall off in favorables occurred among important audiences. Among males, NFL favorables fell 23 percent, going from 68 percent to 45 percent. In looking at a more specific audience, males 34-54, NFL favorables fell 31 percent, going from 73 percent to 42 percent. Among this group the NFL has a surprising negative image, as it went from +54 percent in August to -5 percent in September.”

The sharp decline in the NFL’s ratings came after President Trump hammered the league repeatedly over Twitter for showing disrespect to the United States by kneeling during the national anthem. Partly in response to the president’s comments, around 200 players did not stand for the anthem the next Sunday and Monday.

Americans are waking up to the fact that liberals have infiltrated everywhere and everything. WE have allowed them to set the narrative and the rules and the program. Players understand money. They receive over 55% of the merchandising proceeds.

Read the rest at: NFL

Diversity educators are microaggressed!

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A group of professors recently warned college administrators that “diversity educators” risk “burnout and compassion fatigue” from “the emotional weight” of their jobs.

University of North Carolina at Charlotte professor Ryan Miller and six colleagues from the University of North Texas recently interviewed seven diversity educators from a “predominantly white research institution” for a study published Tuesday in the Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, reporting that many of the subjects described suffering from “compassion fatigue,” “burnout,” or “racial battle fatigue” from their microaggression prevention efforts.

This burnout is caused by diversity educators’ “consistent exposure to various microaggressions” from unruly students, Miller explains, noting that microaggressions have been conceptualized by some scholars “as forms of assault and torture.”

According to the article, there is a “gradual wearing down of individuals entrenched in the work of helping others as diversity educators,” especially for microaggression prevention workers.

“Team members described the emotional toll of facilitating diversity education, which sometimes led to fatigue, burnout, and disengagement,” Miller reports, adding that many microaggression educators “found it difficult to separate their identities and experiences from the topics at hand in a facilitation.”

Diversity educators also grappled with feeling “not qualified” and the constant desire to “prove their legitimacy to others,” Miller notes, suggesting that senior administrators could counter such sentiments by paying diversity educators higher salaries and giving them more “recognition.”

“We recommend that senior institutional leaders publicly and symbolically recognize the work of diversity educators,” Miller argues, adding that “the work of diversity educators should be at the forefront [of strategic priorities] and be rewarded commensurate to this position.”

He also calls for greater institutional recognition of the emotionally taxing aspects of microaggression prevention, saying such work should be categorized as “intramural teaching” rather than service work because “labeled as service, it is so often relegated to the bottom of the work of academicians and does not fully encompass the intense effort and psychological drain of this work.”

Read the rest at:  Diversity Microaggressions

Main stream Republicans, WATCH OUT!

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Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon offered a preview of what to expect from him in the lead-up to the 2018 midterm elections.

Partial Transcript

Bannon explained to host Sean Hannity he was “declaring war” on the Republican establishment and said that no incumbent was safe, adding that “just voting” was not good enough and a sense of urgency was required.

HANNITY: Is this a fair statement – is Steve Bannon declaring war on the establishment that are not for the working men and women in this country?

BANNON: A hundred percent. We are declaring war on the Republican establishment that does not back the agenda that Donald Trump ran on and the president of the United States. And that is an agenda that we know that backs the working men and women of this country.

HANNITY: You know what McConnell did in Alabama –

BANNON: Karl Rove, Steven Law – these guys should get the joke. Their donors are coming to us because they are tired of having their money burned up by trying to destroy people like Judge Moore.

There’s a new game in town. We are to cut off the oxygen to Mitch McConnell. Mitch McConnell’s biggest asset is the money. We’re going to make it the biggest liability. We are going after these guys tooth and nail.

HANNITY: But does that mean that people that voted in 2010, 2014, 2016, now they have to wait for victory in 2018? It’s a long time for the American people to wait.

BANNON: To take your country back – it’s not going to happen in any just one election. This is something you’re going to have to grind out day in and day out for the next five, ten, fifteen, twenty years.

It took us a long time to get here. There’s no magic wand we can wave and drain the swamp. There’s no magic wand we can wave and blow up this establishment. I hate to tell people, you’re going to have to work.

But you know what? The grit, determination and courage of the American working men and women – we are going to win.

Read the rest at: Bannon

 

Liberal Vandals caught in the act!

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In anticipation of Charlie Kirk’s appearance Thursday at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, several students have repeatedly vandalized advertisements for the event.

Video footage obtained by Campus Reform confirms that multiple vandals tore down posters advertising the approaching event, some containing popular Turning Point USA catchphrases such as “Big Government Sucks” and “Capitalism Cures.”

At least five instances of vandalism occurred throughout the course of a single day, and only one perpetrator responded to inquiries from TPUSA member Andrew Minik when he attempted to dialogue with the protesters as they threw his posters in the trash.

“I don’t give a f*ck,” one vandal remarked as she walked away, proceeding to give Minik the middle finger.

Another vandal, who was in the middle of speaking to his mom, stopped to explain his actions, taking particular issue with an advertisement for TPUSA’s “Professor Watchlist” website.

“If you have an issue with that then why not hang up your own flyers rather than tear someone else’s down?” Minik inquired, though the student deflected by stating that he didn’t know if he needed a permit to do so.

“I just don’t understand why you’d want to rip a poster down belonging to another organization that they funded,” Minik added, catching the vandal off guard and rendering him unable to respond beyond stammering, “OK…um.”

“The University of Illinois has shown that it is intolerant of other ideas. Turning Point has put flyers around campus, many of which ended up being covered in profane graffiti and/or ended up being violently torn down,” the TPUSA chapter said in a statement provided to Campus Reform.

“This needs to stop,” the group added. “Our group is peacefully calling for change and yet we are still being targeted by different groups on campus.”

Kirk is still scheduled to deliver a speech on campus Thursday evening, and Campus Reform will be on hand to provide live coverage.

Read the rest at: Liberal Favor

California: Another Democrat-Style Utopia

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I haven’t written for a while. It felt like I would simply be echoing other Right-leaning columnists. The Las Vegas shooting’s a tragedy. The Left says it’s the Right and the NRA. And the only way to fix it is with more violence. Nancy Sinatra (and others) thinking we should execute NRA card-carrying Conservatives.

Yet, not a word by the Left of the 57 killed and almost 300 shot in Chicago this year. Not a word about mental health issue. Only that sane, card-carrying NRA members are to blame.

The climate change debate heats up, again (see what I did there?) because of hurricanes, earthquakes, rain, and more. Trump pulling out of the Paris accord will destroy us even more. Yes, yes, yes, only humans can prevent global warming. Volcanos and cows have nothing to do with it. Well, volcanos release over half a billion tons of carbon emissions a year!

And then there are cows. Yes, I said cows! According to a report issued by the United Nuts (UN) in 2006, they claimed livestock (mostly made up of cows) and I quote, “generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2, over 18% than transportation does.” Kill all cows and fix the problem, right? (Using Nancy Sinatra’s logic!)

This week California’s governor signed, and continues to sign even more, legislation that not only makes no sense at all, but will crush the fragile state of the state even further! It seems to be a habit of government leadership on the far Left to make everything they govern worse than they found it. It’s not only a habit, it seems to be a requirement. If you challenge them they double down! Again, why?

California Democrats want free college education for all, including illegals. Free healthcare for all, including illegals. They want more taxes and, according to Governor Brown, Californians that don’t want to pay more taxes are selfish.

Democrats who run this state don’t want to explain what they did with the tens of millions of dollars they took from Californians in the guise of taxes then redirected away from the projects they collected it for. And now, not only do they want Californian’s to pay again, but they also want the Federal government to bail them out. Yup, it’s everyone’s fault but theirs! And we all get to pay for it.

Since the Left thinks California is THE state to live in, let me help you. The state is run by Democrats. They occupy over 2/3 of the legislative seats. Republicans have only 1 constitutional state seat, meaning that governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, insurance commissioner and more are all filled by Dems. All except one state tax commissioner seat which has now been rendered powerless after Dems voted their power away.

The California Public Retirement System will receive less than 1% of its obligation through investment. The other over $100 billion will be paid by taxpayers. Depending on who you ask, there might be over $700 billion in unfunded mandates. California is ranked in the top 10 states in the worst fiscal shape. And it’s run by Democrats who want to add even more burden to the taxpayers.

The Brainiac, Governor Brown actually wanted to push single-payer healthcare on the taxpayers of California. They were so excited to pass it that they didn’t actually look at the numbers. The state has a budget of about $200 billion. Single-payer healthcare would have added another $400 billion to the bottom line. Just think of it as an amusement park full of taxpayer dollars for these California legislators to blow and then blame Trump and the California taxpayer. A real-life nightmare. I say give it to them, sit back, and let them sink.

Let’s not stop there. Connecticut is over $20 billion in total debt and over $102 billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits.

Massachusetts, my home state, doesn’t show, over $26 billion in total debt and $190+ billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits.

New Jersey has over $40 billion in total debt and more than $255 billion in unfunded pension liabilities and other retirement benefits.

Illinois, the US inner city shooter capital, has over $35 billion in total debt and over $332 billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits.

Kentucky has over $8 billion in total debt and over $80 billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits

Hawaii has over $7 billion in total debt and almost $40 billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits.

California has over $118 billion in total debt, and almost $800 billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits.

Maine has over $1 billion in total debt, and $15+ billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits

And let’s not forget New York, with over $58 billion in total debt and almost $350 billion in unfunded liabilities and other retirement benefits.

AND the common thread in all these states is… they are all under Democrat rule!

It’s just the management style of Democrats, the way they tax, the way they make laws, the way they blow your tax money, and then try to tell you how selfish you are for not letting them take advantage of you.

If California is any indication of how Democrats want to rule, please stop, and stop now! The country can’t afford any more governing like this.

 

Sanctuary ANYTHING leads to more arrests!

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The country’s top immigration cop said Friday his agents “will have no choice” but to conduct workplace and neighborhood immigration raids in light of California’s new sanctuary law.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan said in a statement Friday that California Gov. Jerry Brown’s (D) decision to sign the law, SB54, would “undermine public safety and hinder ICE from performing its federally mandated mission.”

Under California’s new law, state and local police will have major restrictions in how and when they can collaborate with federal agents on immigration investigations and arrests.

One notable provision in the law is it prohibits so-called immigration holds, requests from ICE to local authorities to hold a prisoner or detainee longer than the constitutionally mandated period.

Opponents say a hold, also known as a detainer, constitutes a violation of a detainee’s constitutional rights, and their enforcement puts local authorities at risk of liability.

Supporters, chief among them Homan and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, say detainers are necessary so arrests of dangerous immigrants can be made in the confines of jails and prisons.

“ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at work sites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests, instead of focusing on arrests at jails and prisons where transfers are safer for ICE officers and the community,” Homan warned.

Still, California’s new law allows for ICE agents to interview and arrest detainees in local facilities, as long as they have a judicial warrant, in keeping with due process protections in the constitution.

Homan and others in the Trump administration have long argued that judicial warrants are unviable in immigration enforcement and that detainers are “legally defensible.”

Homan also warned that under SB54, ICE  would “likely have to detain individuals arrested in California in detention facilities outside of the state, far from any family they may have in California.”

Read the rest at: Sanctuary

Liberal celebrates murders in Vegas and get instant justice!

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Pennsylvania Vegan Loses Food Truck Business After Celebrating Murder of ‘Meat Eaters’ in Las Vegas

The owner of a vegan food truck in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, was forced to shut down her business and go into hiding after receiving blowback from a Facebook post celebrating the fate of the “fifty nine meat eaters” who died in last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The Mother Nature Vegan Cuisine food truck is now out of business after the owner, Delinda Jensen, 60, drew massive criticism for posting an October 2 message to Facebook reading, “Yes I am jaded. Fifty nine meat eaters dead. How many animals will live because of this?”

As people began scolding her on the post, she jumped back in to reply, “I don’t give a (expletive) about carnists anymore,” the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader reported.

The business owner’s post started going viral, forcing her to try to clean up the mess. Jensen told the paper that she apologized and did not celebrate the murders in Vegas.

“Meat eaters or not, no one deserves to die like that,” Jensen exclaimed. “I wasn’t celebrating the death of those people. That’s not how vegans think — we are non-violent.”

While it is hard to read her initial post as doing anything except celebrating the death of people who will now not be around to eat animals, Jensen only admits that her post was “poorly written.”

“I (expletive) up,” Jensen told the Times Leader. “Was it poorly written? Absolutely. Do I regret it? Yes. I am so sorry I wrote that.”

Jensen lamented that a “lynch mob” has now formed against her and that her post also became a platform for people to ridicule vegans.

“It’s almost like a lynch mob is forming,” Jensen said. “It seems that it’s no longer about the Facebook post — now it’s about eating meat.”

She also insisted that her family, in particular, and vegans, in general, are not “bad people.”

Read the rest at: Vegans

Divide the country by owning a gun!

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Americans are deeply split along demographic lines, but there aren’t many demographic characteristics that embody America’s cultural divide better than gun ownership.

In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, the polling firm SurveyMonkey published a pair of maps from its 2016 presidential election exit polls. It showed the electoral maps for voters who said they had a gun in their home, and for those who said they did not.

In every state but Vermont – perhaps the most liberal state in the country, but one where Democrats, including Bernie Sanders, often support gun rights – voters who reported living in a gun-owning household overwhelmingly backed Donald J. Trump.

The opposite is true for voters who said they did not live in a home with a gun. In all but one state that could be measured, voters overwhelmingly preferred Hillary Clinton. (The exception was West Virginia; not enough data existed for Wyoming.)

Over all, gun-owning households (roughly a third in America) backed Mr. Trump by 63 percent to 31 percent, while households without guns backed Mrs. Clinton, 65 percent to 30 percent, according to SurveyMonkey data.

No other demographic characteristic created such a consistent geographic split.

Comparable to the Racial Divide

American politics is deeply divided by race, and the gap between white and nonwhite voters is similar to the gap between households with guns and those without. But Mrs. Clinton won white voters, often by a wide margin, in 10 states and Washington, D.C., worth 139 electoral votes in all. And Mr. Trump may have been competitive among nonwhite voters in a few conservative states, like Oklahoma. (The poll data among nonwhite voters is sparse in several small states and subject to a considerable margin of sampling error.)

The split among white voters without a college degree and the rest of the country is also distinct. But Mr. Trump would have probably won without white working-class voters in several states, particularly in the Great Plains, according to the SurveyMonkey data.

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Stand for the President and get made fun of!

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One of the many victims of Las Vegas massacre was Thomas Gunderson, a man who was shot in the leg and brought to the hospital. President Trump immediately traveled to Las Vegas to visit the victim and give his support

One of the many victims of Las Vegas massacre was Thomas Gunderson, a man who was shot in the leg and brought to the hospital. President Trump immediately traveled to Las Vegas to visit the victim and give his support.

Then, something amazing happened. Gunderson, even though was shot in the leg, stood up to greet President Trump and show his respect, as the president entered the room. Gunderson said:

 “I will never lie down when the President of this great country comes to shake my hand! There may be plenty of issues in this country but I will always respect my country, my president and my flag. Shot in the leg or not, I will stand to show my President the respect he deserves!”

Gunderson shared a video on Facebook with President Trump is entering the room.

Hey everyone! So when I decided to post the things that I did, as well as accept some interviews, I did so with the intention of spreading an uplifting message during this horrific time in our country. I prepared my family beforehand knowing that there would be plenty of backlash and hateful comments. I asked for everyone to leave the negativity out of it but let’s be honest, I knew that wouldn’t happen. SO, with that being said, I’m asking that anytime someone does leave a hateful or aggressive comment that we simply ignore them.

They want to get a rise out of us. They want to cause divide and when we respond with hate as well, it simply worsens the situation and destroys the meaning behind this message. I will do my best to respond to the ones I can with complete class and love. Let’s continue to bring our nation together instead of fight with those simply looking to fight. I’m asking that as a favor for everyone reading my posts.

Thank you so much for the love and I love all of you!!!

Check out the Video at: CF

 

The Boston Herald needs a flag lesson!

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The Boston Herald Mistakes Texas Flag For Puerto Rico’s

The Boston Herald’s Jason Mastrodonato had little good news to report on his “Red Sox notebook” from the team’s 8-2 loss to the Houston Astros on Thursday, but the baseball beat writer is probably embarrassed by his own performance.

In his takeaway from the first game of the American League Division Series, the Boston Herald reporter mistakenly identified the Texas state flag for the Puerto Rican flag in writing about the national anthem, CBS Houston reports.

“The Astros’ pregame ceremonies included a large Puerto Rican flag draped over the field next to a bigger American flag to honor the United States territory that was devastated recently by a hurricane,” Mastrodonato wrote.

Then in describing a moment in which George Springer stepped out of the dugout and waved the Texas flag before the crowd, Mastrodonato did it again!

“George Springer brought the Puerto Rican flag out with him when he was introduced and waved it back and forth to big applause.”

Clearly Mastrodonato hasn’t heard the age-old warning “Don’t mess with Texas,” but an editor’s note has since been added to his piece to correct the embarrassing error.

“A previous version of the notebook inaccurately stated that pregame ceremonies included the unfurling of a large Puerto Rican flag. The flag was in fact the Texas state flag. We regret the error,” the note reads.

Hopefully for Mastrodonato and the Red Sex, the Astros didn’t catch his mistake.

Think about it a city with so many places of learning, Harvard, Northeast University, Boston College, Brandeis, Emerson, Wellesley, MIT and more, Cant educate someone to know basic things like flags, states and so on. Did they forget about GOOGLE? Do they not have smartphones?

For the rest of the story go to The Daily Caller Site

 

Yale student asks Buckley Program to honor Chelsea Manning

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A student at Yale University recently called upon the William F. Buckley Jr. Program to extend an invitation to Chelsea Manning for its upcoming “Disinvitation Dinner.”

The program hosts an annual Disinvitation Dinner, during which a speaker who was previously disinvited from another university is honored and gives a speech to the campus community.

Citing Manning’s recent disinvitation from a fellowship at the Harvard Kennedy School, Yale senior Aaron Sibarium suggests in a column for The Yale Daily News that inviting Manning would be an excellent way to show that “intellectual diversity is nonpartisan.”

“What better way to stand on principle—and above politics—than to invite Chelsea Manning to the dinner? Her presence would send a clear message that intellectual diversity is nonpartisan,” Sibarium writes, adding that it “would shatter Buckley’s reputation as a front for campus conservatism, elevating the program to an unassailable moral high ground.”

Doing so “would make Yale the free speech capital of the Ivy League,” he argues, noting that it would also “drive Harvard crazy.”

Sibarium, a student fellow with the Buckley Program, told Campus Reform that inviting Manning to speak would help to counter the culture of disinvitations, a growing phenomenon that Sibarium finds especially troubling.

[RELATED: Yale among recipients of infamous ‘muzzle’ award]

There have been at least 11 disinvitation attempts in 2017 so far, according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), including political scientist Charles Murray, commentator Ben Shapiro, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, the Dalai Lama, and U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas).

Regardless of a speaker’s politics, Sibarium believes that the practice of cancelling controversial speakers should be opposed.

“There’s always going to be someone who objects to the speaker you invite,” he told Campus Reform. “I oppose the heckler’s veto under all circumstances.”

Sibarium, a strong supporter of free speech, worries that disinvitations have a negative impact on the exchange of ideas on college campuses, pointing out that “if we start making judgments about which ideas are beyond the pale, and we get those judgments wrong, we could miss out on the right ideas.”

Indeed, he said his suggestion has nothing to do with Manning, personally, but rather was conceived out of a basic desire to stand up for the principle of free expression.

“Really, I don’t like Chelsea Manning. I doubt she has anything good to contribute,” he noted. “But the problem is if you allow someone to say that Manning doesn’t have anything to contribute, therefore she’s disinvited, well someone could make the same claim about Charles Murray. It sets a precedent.”

Read the rest at: Campus Reform Tale

Late night TV ratings on the flush!

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Late Night Ratings Are On The Decline, And It’s No Mystery Why!

Between late night show host’s Stephen Colbert and “America’s Conscience” Jimmy Kimmel, what should be a light hearted way to end the day with funny celebrity stories, and awkward zoo animal interactions has become a politically partisan hour of finger wagging and agenda promotion.

And like the declining ratings from the NFL, and Hollywood award shows before it, late night television shows are beginning to see a decline in viewership.

From Philip Wegmann at the Washington Examiner comments about Federalist Founder Ben Domenech’s discoveries on late night ratings:

While America was laughing at Twitter and watching YouTube videos, late night was slipping. Writing in the Transom, Ben Domenech of The Federalist points out that the late-night viewership of ABC, CBS, plus NBC this week barely broke 8 million viewers. Not long ago retired NBC funnyman Jay Leno was bringing in 6 million viewers all on his own

Wegmann rightfully points out that this serious decline in viewership may be attributed to younger audiences tuning out on the TV, and choosing instead to view the pertinent clips of the show on Facebook or YouTube. However, the numbers are even more troubling when you look at ratings for shows where the purpose isn’t entertainment, but is actually there for political commentary.

But compare the late-night comedy numbers to Sean Hannity over at Fox News and Rachel Maddow at MSNBC. Those hacks don’t tell jokes (at least not well, anyway) but they still bring in more views. Domenech points out that Hannity averaged 3.5 million viewers, Maddow another 2.65 million last week. (Granted, these shows air before 11 p.m.)

While different factors may play a part in audience viewership, such as time or technology, one reoccurring pattern continues to be seen. The more something meant for entertainment becomes political, the more people tune out.

Read the rest at RedState