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  • BREAKING: Dianne Feinstein Introduces Federal Bill to Confiscate Guns

    06/07/2014 3:05:44 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 95 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 6-6-2014 | Nick Leghorn
    We all saw this one coming. Two weeks after Elliot Roger stabbed three people and shot three more, a trio of legislators from California (including Dianne Feinstein) have proposed a new federal law called “The Pause for Safety Act” which would allow anyone at any time to seek a “firearms restraining order” against an individual to prevent them from purchasing any new firearms and also confiscate any firearms they may already own. From Barbara Boxer’s website, here are the details we have at the moment: The new legislation – The Pause for Safety Act – will include the following provisions:...
  • Boxer to Vitter: 'When you have this gavel, you make the rules'

    06/05/2014 1:45:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6-4-14 | Timothy Cama
    Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and David Vitter (R-La.) heatedly clashed Wednesday during a hearing on nuclear power safety. Boxer, the chairwoman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, was criticized by Vitter, the ranking Republican, for her treatment of a witness. At one point, she gaveled down Vitter and told him he is powerless to stop her, saying, “When you have this gavel, you make the rules.” The quarrel started when Boxer repeatedly asked Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Chairwoman Allison Macfarlane whether her agency has implemented any of the recommendations from a task force set up after the 2011 Fukushima...
  • Boxer Statement on Corruption Charges Against California State Senator Leland Yee

    03/28/2014 3:21:16 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) ^ | March 27, 2014 | U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
    Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) today released the following statement on the indictment of California State Senator Leland Yee on public corruption and other charges: “I agree with State Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg that Leland Yee should immediately step down. If these allegations are true, they are beyond outrageous.  “I support the Justice Department’s crackdown on corruption, which sends an unequivocal message that there is absolutely no place in public life for criminals who violate the public trust and demean public service.”  ###
  • Boxer: Obamacare 'Is a Huge Success'

    03/24/2014 8:56:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 74 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 24, 2014 | Susan Jones
    (CNSNews.com) - "Never in my lifetime have I seen a law that is helping so many people be so vilified," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told a conference call on Friday. She talked about the millions of people in her state who are benefiting from the law that Republicans have tried to repeal 54 times. "This is a huge success, this law. I'm saying that. We had a terrible rollout, it slowed us up, but it's all falling into place now and the Republican answer is very, very simple -- let's repeal it and take away all these benefits from people....
  • Report: Sheryl Sandberg Considering Senate Run

    03/03/2014 12:26:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    ABC ^ | 2/3/2014
    Speculation is growing this morning over whether a Silicon Valley tech titan will try to unseat Senator Barbara Boxer in 2016.
  • Boxer: ‘Absolutely No Way We’re Going to Cut Spending’

    03/03/2014 10:16:30 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 28 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 3, 2014 - 11:23 AM | Eric Scheiner
    While discussing federal spending and transportation funding, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said “there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending.” Boxer was discussing the Highway Trust Fund with members of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) in Washington on Feb. 26th, when she addressed various tax increases that may be used to raise money for the program. “I don’t see support for raising the gas tax and there is absolutely no way we’re going to cut spending, so it’s going to have to be a creative way to fund this in reality,” Boxer said....
  • Boxer warns Keystone will cause cancer

    02/26/2014 12:23:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2014 | Laura Barron-Lopez
    Sen. Barbara Boxer wants to add a new element to the Keystone XL oil pipeline debate: its effects on health. The California Democrat claims negative health effects from the proposed pipeline's development were ignored by the State Department's environmental impact review. "The Environmental Impact Statement was woefully inadequate when it came to exploring human impacts of the pipeline," Boxer said Wednesday at a press conference held with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) and anti-Keystone XL activists and environmentalists. She said Keystone will add pollutants to the air that will increase the likelihood of peopel getting cancer or heart disease. "I do...
  • Columbus Police Officer Fatally Shoots Family Dog

    02/19/2014 6:18:42 AM PST · by Altariel · 61 replies
    ABC 6 ^ | February 17, 2014 | James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan
    Updated: Monday, February 17 2014, 08:02 PM EST WEST COLUMBUS (James Jackson/Kelsey Mallahan) -- A family’s dog was fatally shot Sunday by police officers after they were called to the home because a moving truck was blocking traffic. Brittnay Bergman and Dustin Ramsey just moved into the house on South Wayne Ave. They said when officers came to their door, their three to four-year-old Boxer, Delilah, ran out of the house. "She jumped off the porch, growled at him. Put herself in the corner of our fence and greenhouse," Ramsey said. Ramsey said that's when the officer grabbed his weapon....
  • Dems push to ban e-cigs on Capitol grounds

    02/05/2014 3:13:57 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 5, 2014 | Elise Viebeck
    Seven Democratic lawmakers are pushing to ban the use of electronic cigarettes on the grounds of the Capitol complex as part of a wider campaign against them. Led by the Senate's second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin (Ill.), the group called on rulemaking committees in both chambers to include e-cigarettes in the Capitol's existing ban on smoking in public places and near building entrances. "Given preliminary [federal] research finding harmful chemicals present in e-cigarettes, measures should be taken to ensure that the public is equally protected from the potential dangers posed by e-cigarettes and their vapor," the lawmakers wrote Tuesday. Via a...
  • Family props up, poses with dead boxer

    02/01/2014 4:21:34 AM PST · by Libloather · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/31/14 | Tara Palmeri
    He refused to be knocked out, even in death. The family of a Puerto Rican boxer — who was shot to death last week — honored his dying wish on Friday by propping up his corpse in the corner of a fake boxing ring to memorialize his career. Like an ashen wax figure, Christopher Rivera’s pale, embalmed body was positioned in the corner of the ring decked out in boxing gloves, a hoodie, shades and sneakers.
  • 17 California communities running out of water

    01/29/2014 3:28:30 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 82 replies
    SAN JOSE, Calif. — Seventeen rural communities in drought-stricken California are in danger of running out of water within four months, according to a list compiled by state officials. Wells are running dry or reservoirs are nearly empty in some communities. Others have long-running problems that predate the drought.
  • Senate Dems to set up global warming task force (Boxer leads the hoax)

    01/10/2014 3:19:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 23 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/09/14 | Michael Bastasch
    Senate Democrats are planning on setting up a global warming task force to revive the issue in Congress and help President Obama achieve the goals set out in his climate agenda. Democratic Sens. Barbara Boxer and Sheldon Whitehouse told reporters on Thursday that they would launch the task force with more than a dozen members. They say they have the full support of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. “The purpose is to use the bully pulpit of our Senate offices to achieve that wakeup call,” Boxer told reporters who gathered in her office. “We believe that climate change is a...
  • Boxer Accuses GOP of Acting Like Domestic Abusers

    10/14/2013 12:42:49 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 45 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | October 14, 2013 | Emily Pierce
    Sen. Barbara Boxer likened GOP lawmakers to people who abuse their spouses on Monday when discussing the current government shutdown and the looming debt limit deadline. The California Democrat, who like most in her party, blames the lack of government funding and current impasse over raising the debt ceiling on Republicans who have insisted on passing measures aimed at dismantling the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. First she compared the current budget crisis to walking down the street on a nice day and then deciding to bash yourself in the head with a rock. Then she said: “It’s a...
  • Angry over shutdown, Sen. Boxer tells House Republicans to 'grow up'

    10/03/2013 8:05:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 62 replies
    latimes.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Richard Simon
    <p>WASHINGTON — California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s Capitol Hill office was locked, with a sign reading, "Office closed due to government shutdown."</p> <p>Much of her staff has been furloughed. The number of staffers answering calls has been scaled back. Casework has been suspended.</p>
  • Sen. Barbara Boxer Claims Obama Cut Federal Budget Deficit in Half

    09/29/2013 3:13:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 73 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | September 27, 2013
    Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) claimed on Friday that the federal budget deficit has “been cut in half” under Obama. AP Sunday Show Roundup Christiane Amanpour / AP Iranian Media Continues to Deny Rowhani Said ‘Holocaust’ Ali Mansouri, an alleged Iranian spy / AP Israeli Security Service Arrests Iranian Spy Sen. Barbara Boxer Claims Obama Cut Federal Budget Deficit in Half Barbara Boxer / AP Barbara Boxer / AP BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff September 27, 2013 3:40 pm Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) claimed on Friday that the federal budget deficit has “been cut in half” under Obama. Budget...
  • Sen. Ed Markey to become chair of U.S. Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse

    09/26/2013 4:15:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Masslive ^ | 9/25/13 | Robert Rizzuto
    During his 37 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat Ed Markey built a reputation as a legislator concerned about the environment. And now as the junior U.S. senator from Massachusetts, he is set to become the new chair of the Senate Climate Change Clearinghouse. Although the clearinghouse is an unofficial open forum for members of the Senate, it is the place where ideas for environmental legislation may take form. Markey, who had significant support from environmentalists in the special election to replace John Kerry, takes the duty along with co-chairs and Democratic senators Barbara Boxer of California and...
  • Ex-heavyweight champ Norton dies

    09/18/2013 8:16:33 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    FoxSports (AP) ^ | SEP 18, 2013
    He was the second man to beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. Ken Norton frustrated Ali three times in all, including their final bout at Yankee Stadium where he was sure he had beaten him once again. Norton, who died Wednesday at the age of 70, lost that fight for the heavyweight title. But he was forever linked to Ali for the 39 rounds they fought over three fights, with very little separating one man from the other in the ring.
  • Barbara Boxer pledges to push carbon tax as part of tax reform

    09/18/2013 1:01:06 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | September 18, 2013 | Michael Bastasch
    After being rebuffed on the carbon tax, California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said she will try to pass it again through tax reform. Boxer’s carbon tax bill from earlier this year does not have the 60 votes necessary to pass the Senate unimpeded, reports the Hill newspaper. She claims a carbon tax would enable other tax rates to be lowered. “We are looking at tax reform to see whether there is a possibility to utilize a fee on carbon that could be returned to the people in dividend form, such as the Bernie Sanders bill and there are others like...
  • Sex and Subsidies in the Nation's Capital (0bamacare)

    09/17/2013 3:58:00 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 18, 2013 | Betsy McCaughey
    Just when you think Washington politics couldn't get dirtier, Congress finds a new low. To hold onto their illegal Obamacare subsidy that no other American earning $174,000 could get, members of Congress are trying to silence the subsidy's chief critic, Sen. David Vitters, by dredging up a 2007 unproven accusation that Vitters patronized a prostitute before being elected to the Senate. Shockingly, the cabal also proposes that any member of Congress who votes for Vitter's proposal would be ineligible for the subsidy if Vitter fails and the subsidy stays. Has anyone in Congress read the Constitution? You can't make a...
  • I'm Ashamed to Wear U.S. Flag Says Black Olympic Boxer

    07/17/2013 6:29:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    tmz ^ | 7/17/13 | Staff
    U.S. Olympic boxer Terrell Gausha is so disgusted over the George Zimmerman verdict ... he's vowing to never sport the red, white and blue again. Gausha -- who boxed in the 2012 London Summer Games -- started wearing the American flag on his boxing trunks after his Olympic run ... but tells TMZ he's done with that now in the wake of Zimmerman's acquittal in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
  • Off-duty police officer shoots family's 'big softie' dog in front of 12-year-old owner

    07/09/2013 10:37:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 111 replies
    DailyMail ^ | July 9, 2013 | Amanda Williams
    An off duty police officer has shot his neighbour's dog dead in front of it's 12-year-old owner, after it allegedly attacked him and his wife. The Fitzhenry family, from Harris County, Texas, say their beloved boxer dog, Gunner - who they described as a big softie - was shot by the off-duty Houston police officer on Friday along a pathway. Houston Police Department Officer Mark Condon claims the four-year-old dog charged at him and his wife, after it escaped from the Fitzhenry's garden by accident. But according to 12-year-old Dalton Fitzhenry, who family say treated the dog like a brother,...
  • Carteret deputy tases tied dog

    06/21/2013 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 195 replies
    Independent Register ^ | June 21, 2013 | William Toler
    When Rebecka Brown returned home June 5, she noticed a business card stuck in her door. That card was from Det. Joey Cooper, a deputy with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.“Naturally I called the number immediately to find out why an officer had been here,” she wrote on a Facebook page.Det. Cooper told her he was there to serve a warrant to her husband for failure to appear in court in relation to a ticket he had received while hunting. She also found out something horrifying.“He then told me he had to tase my dog.”When she asked why, Brown says...
  • Safety Board: ATF Blocking Texas Plant Blast Probe

    05/23/2013 6:41:52 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    Federal agents and the state fire marshal have effectively barred a federal safety panel from the site of a Texas fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people and injured about 200 others, hampering its investigation, the panel’s chairman said. In a May 17 letter to Sen. Barbara Boxer, U.S. Chemical Safety Board Chairman Rafael Moure-Eraso asked the California Democrat to help the board obtain evidence under control of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he contends is essential to the board’s investigation, the Waco Tribune-Herald and Austin American-Statesman reported.
  • Barbara Boxer uses Oklahoma tornado to push carbon tax

    05/21/2013 9:48:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/21/2013 | Michael Bastasch
    California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer blamed the tornado that devastated Oklahoma on global warming during a Senate floor speech Tuesday, using the opportunity to push her own plan to tax carbon dioxide emissions. “This is climate change,” Boxer said. “This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather: Not just hot weather, but extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago — it’s been a while — the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather.” “Carbon could cost us the planet,” Boxer added, plugging her own carbon tax...
  • True Scandal

    05/20/2013 2:02:32 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 45 replies
    NRO ^ | May 20, 2013 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Catherine Engelbrecht’s tale has all the markings of a classic conspiracy theory: She says she thinks that because of her peaceful political activity, she and her family was targeted for scrutiny by hostile federal agencies. Yet as news emerges that the Internal Revenue Service wielded its power to obstruct conservative groups, Catherine’s story becomes credible — and chilling. It also raises questions about whether other federal agencies have used their executive powers to target those deemed political enemies. Before the Engelbrecht family’s three-year ordeal began, Catherine says, “I had no real expectation or preparation for the blood sport that American...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • Al-Qaeda Propagandist Called For Attacks On Sports Events

    04/16/2013 2:13:26 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 141 replies
    http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 16, 2013 | Patrick Goodenough
    (CNSNews.com) – Although no group has claimed responsibility for Monday’s deadly bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, a leading al-Qaeda ideologue last year recommended that jihadists in America include sporting events in their list of prospective terror targets.
  • A Lose Lose Proposition Using Obama Logic

    02/13/2013 5:21:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-13 | Skookum
    The Keystone XL Pipeline has been viewed as a means to alleviate several problems: reducing America's dependency upon Middle East Oil, providing a source for America's refining of oil if America ever decides to face reality and challenge the environmentalist insistence against building domestic refineries, lowering the price of fuel at the pump (since increasing pump prices directly influences the price of all domestic products, everything moves by oil), providing employment for many Americans in the construction of the pipeline and at the port, and an assurance of a reliable source of crude (in case we decide to accept reality)....
  • Menendez and Boxer Want ANOTHER Gov't Mortgage Refi Program

    01/29/2013 8:26:49 AM PST · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | Anthony B. Sanders
    Senators Boxer and Menendez will introduce a 15th government mortgage modification program. This one won't cost banks any money if borrowers default, but taxpayers get stuck with the costs.
  • Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly ‘climate change clearinghouse' (the hoax continues)

    12/18/2012 5:36:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/12 | Ben Geman
    Sen. Boxer firms up plans for weekly ‘climate change clearinghouse'By Ben Geman - 12/18/12 04:08 PM ET Senate Democrats — and any interested Republicans — will huddle weekly on climate change in the next Congress in an “open forum” to help craft and support legislation, the plan’s architect said. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) told The Hill on Tuesday that the “climate change clearinghouse” will also focus on working with the Obama administration and keeping members of abreast of the latest science. Boxer said she will co-chair the clearinghouse alongside the chairmen of the Senate...
  • Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho dies after shooting

    11/24/2012 6:25:14 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/2012 | Coto and Skretta
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hector "Macho" Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.
  • Muslim Congressman: Netanyahu 'Ought To Be A Little Bit More Careful'

    09/16/2012 10:18:33 AM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/15/12 | staff
    Congressman Keith Ellison warns Netanyahu to not insert himself in American elections
  • Dem Sen. Barbara Boxer Slams Netanyahu For Calling Out Obama Over His Iran Policies

    09/16/2012 8:32:40 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 24 replies
    http://weaselzippers.us ^ | september 15, 2012
    Barbara Boxer, a top Jewish U.S. senator and the sponsor of major pro-Israel legislation, blasted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for lashing out at President Obama on Iran. “I write to you as one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in Congress to express my deep disappointment over your remarks that call into question our country’s support for Israel and commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons,” Boxer (D-Calif.) said in a letter sent Wednesday in a rare instance of a pro-Israel lawmaker making public an unhappiness with an Israeli leader. “Your remarks are utterly contrary to the extraordinary United States-Israel...
  • Democratic Senator Lashes Out at Netanyahu For Voicing His Concerns on Israeli Security

    09/15/2012 8:32:43 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 15Sept12 | Jim Hoft
    The Obama White House invited Muslim Brotherhood President Morsi of Egypt to meet this coming week but Obama turned down an invitation to meet with Netanyahu. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lectured Barack Obama in the Oval Office on the dangers facing the Jews back in May 2011. Now this… Far left Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) slammed Jewish leader Benjamin Netanyahu for raising concerns on the Iranian program that threatens Israel’s existence. The antiwar leftist sent Netanyahu an open letter this week asking him to take back his recent arguments on Obama’s dangerous Israeli policy.
  • U.S. lawmaker lashes out at Netanyahu for attacking Obama on Israel

    09/12/2012 6:31:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 61 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    Senator Boxer writes the Israeli PM, expressing her 'deep disappointment' for questioning U.S. support of Israel and its commitment to the Iran issue.
  • Boxer: Akin is the symptom, but Ryan and Romney are the disease

    08/21/2012 7:50:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 29 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 8/21/12 | Josh Richman
    Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments about rape and abortion aren't just for Missourians to mull in their Senate race -- they're typical of a mindset that pervades and perverts the entire GOP, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer said Tuesday. "It's deeper than one Republican congressman -- it goes all the way to the top of the Republican ticket," she said. "The truth is there's a war against women, and it's not going to end until we all say at the polls, 'That's not the country we want.'" Boxer, D-Calif., used her previously scheduled speech to Planned Parenthood Advocates Mar Monte at...
  • John McCain to guest star on 'Parks and Recreation'

    07/26/2012 1:06:00 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23, 2012 | via USA TODAY
    ..Former presidential candidate and Arizona Sen. John McCain will join Sen. Barbara Boxer and Sen. Olympia Snowe as guest stars on the show when the regular crew heads to Washington, D.C., during season 5. ..According to the Hollywood Reporter, the bipartisan episode - titled "Ms. Knope Goes to Washington" - is expected to debut on September 27 ..McCain tweeted a photo of himself on set with Poehler on July 19 along with the caption, "Had a great time shooting @ParksandRecNBC today w/ Amy Poehler – I think it's an Emmy!"
  • 'Your' Car Won't Be After 2015

    04/30/2012 5:10:46 PM PDT · by Twotone · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 25, 2012 | Eric Peters
    Mandatory "Event Data Recorders" will even know you're speeding in reverse. After a certain point, it's not paranoia. The latest brick in the wall is the predictably named "Moving Ahead For Progress in the 21st Century Act," also known as Senate Bill 1813. (See here for the full text of the bill itself; the relevant section is 31406.) This legislation -- already passed by the Senate and likely to be passed by the House -- will impose a legal requirement that all new cars made beginning with the 2015 models be fitted with so-called Event Data Recorders (EDRs). These are...
  • There's Something About California...

    04/23/2012 6:11:38 PM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 23 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 24, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Frankly, I don't know what it is about California, but we seem to have a strange urge to elect really obnoxious women to high office. I'm not bragging, you understand, but no other state -including Maine- even comes close. When it comes to sending Left-wing dingbats to Washington... we're #1.  There's no getting around the fact that the last time anyone saw the likes of Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Maxine Waters, and Nancy Pelosi, they were stirring a cauldron when the curtain went up on 'Macbeth'.  The four of them are like jackasses who happen to possess the gift of blab....
  • Boxer, Inhofe trade jabs over Obama’s energy production numbers

    03/22/2012 11:24:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 3/22/12 | CJ Ciaramella
    It was supposed to be a hearing about the Environmental Protection Agency’s requested 2013 budget, but Obama’s energy policies still managed to take center stage for a time at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing Thursday. During opening statements at the hearing, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D., Calif.) traded jabs over President Obama’s energy production numbers until Boxer, also the committee chairwoman, banged her gavel to put an end to the conversation. Full transcript: SEN. BARBARA BOXER: So all this talk about how the president is against this is incorrect. He is for...
  • Puppies Offered To Family Whose Dogs Were Killed

    03/21/2012 8:43:30 PM PDT · by Altariel · 25 replies
    KRCR TV ^ | March 19, 2012 | Chelsea Kay
    REDDING, Calif. -- After Redding Police were forced to kill two dogs Friday night, a Northstate family is now offering two puppies to console the family. Patricia Daniels said she knows how hard it is to lose a puppy so she wanted to help out, donating two pups. One is a cha-weenie; that's a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix. The other is a Chihuahua-Pomeranian-Zoolo mix. Patricia said two girl dogs will be ready next week and there's a boy dog who'll be ready in about a month. The dogs that were killed were a pregnant chihuahua and an 8 month old boxer. The...
  • Boxer: Insurance rights trumps religious rights

    02/15/2012 7:58:13 AM PST · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/15/12 | W Charlie Spiering
    Senator Boxer warned yesterday that if the HHS contraception mandate was repealed it would set a dangerous precedence of religious rights trumping the right to be insured. On MSNBC's Politics Nation with Al Sharpton last night, Boxer affirmed that under the proposed amendment proposed by Sen. Roy Blunt, an employer would not be forced by the government to pay for medical practices against his religion. "I mean, are they serious? Sharpton exclaimed, "How do you make a law where an employer can decide his own religious beliefs violate your right to be insured?" "Oh Absolutely," Boxer said,
  • Barbara Boxer’s Orwellian defense of the new healthcare mandate (shortened)

    02/01/2012 11:12:51 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Bookworm Room ^ | Jan 31 2012 | Bookworm
    Barbara Boxer has taken to the pages of the Huffington Post to explain why the administration’s mandate that all insurers provide birth control, including drugs that induce abortion, advances rather than restricts, religious freedom. If you like Orwell’s Newspeak, Boxer’s writing is a thing of beauty and will certainly be a joy forever as a model of obfuscation and deceit. I think it deserves a nice fisking, I really do:
  • Barbara Boxer Welcomes You To ‘Magical Pharmaceutical Land’

    02/01/2012 11:02:34 AM PST · by Slyscribe · 9 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 2/1/2012 | David Hogberg
    Yesterday in the Huffington Post, Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., taught us an important lesson: Health care can be free! For example, she wrote, “When President Obama announced that because of health care reform, birth control would soon be available for free in new insurance plans, you would have expected universal approval.” She also wrote, “Finally, (Obama’s) decision will help working families by giving them access to free birth control.”
  • Shooting of dogs disputed

    01/09/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by Altariel · 26 replies
    Decatur Daily ^ | January 7, 2012 | Seth Burkett
    Some residents at Danville Park Apartments are outraged over police firing at two dogs on the walkway outside their front doors. The residents said the shooting killed one animal, injured another and put the tenants in danger of gunfire that left bullet holes in doors, walls and a wooden deck around 2 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Witness accounts of the shootings contradict the reports of officers and a supervising sergeant. The shootings by officers Demetrius Hightower and Jarrod Birchfield are being reviewed by Decatur Police’s office of professional standards, police spokesman Lt. John Crouch said. Danville Park resident Steven...
  • Boxer: "Poison Pill" In GOP Payroll Tax Bill "Will Kill 8,100" People For Christmas

    12/14/2011 10:41:31 AM PST · by Qbert · 32 replies
    RCP ^ | 12/13/2011 | RCP
    "They have attached a poison pill -- literally, colleagues -- because it will kill 8,100 more people more than would have otherwise been killed from pollution," Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Cali.) said on the Senate floor today about Republicans trying to roll back a Clean Air Act provision. [Snip] "So have that for a Christmas gift," Boxer said after she scared people with the 8,100 number.
  • Sen. Boxer: GOP bill will kill 8,100 Americans (Obamacare not mentioned)

    12/14/2011 6:52:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/13/11 | C.J. Ciaramella
    Sen. Boxer: GOP bill will kill 8,100 AmericansBy C.J. Ciaramella | The Daily Caller – 17 hrs ago **SNIP** “They have attached a poison pill — literally, colleagues — because it will kill 8,100 more people more than would have otherwise been killed from pollution,” Boxer said. “They attach that to the payroll tax cut. So have that for a Christmas gift.” “We have asked for a lot from Santa in our day but we have never asked for lead, arsenic and mercury,” Boxer concluded.
  • Sen. Boxer to climate change deniers: ‘You are endangering humankind’

    12/07/2011 10:33:05 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 58 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/07/11 12:14 PM ET | Andrew Restuccia
    Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairwoman Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) blasted skeptics of climate science Wednesday, alleging they are “endangering humankind.” “The message I have for climate deniers is this: you are endangering humankind,” Boxer said during a press conference in the Capitol. “It is time for climate deniers to face reality, because the body of evidence is overwhelming and the world’s leading scientists agree.” Boxer criticized skeptics of climate science, alleging they are standing in the way of significant progress toward lowering greenhouse gas emissions both domestically and internationally. “Wishing that climate change will go away by clinging to...
  • GOP senators praise Boxer on roads bill

    11/09/2011 7:54:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 11/9/11 | Carolyn Lochhead, Chronicle Washington Bureau
    California Sen. Barbara Boxer won rare praise from Republicans Wednesday for unanimously passing an overhaul of federal highway programs bill out of her committee. Boxer, a liberal Democrat who chairs the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, worked hand-in-hand with conservative Oklahoma Republican James Inhofe to consolidate 90 federal highway programs into 30, grant states more flexibility in spending highway money and expand a pilot program to leverage taxpayer money with private investment. The two-year, $84 billion bill has no earmarks for pet projects and aims to offset all new spending with trims in other areas of the government. The...
  • Yes A Vanity, But A Funny One

    10/31/2011 9:41:14 AM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 20 replies
    Just a You Tube I saved that I just came across once again. It had me laughing. In these times, laughter could be our best medicine. Also reminded me of Cain's sense of humor, in which I greatly appreciate.