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  • No Obamacare Funding, No DACA, Some Border Security in Emerging Budget Deal

    03/21/2018 3:35:13 PM PDT · 27 of 35
    i_robot73 to oincobx; mrsmith

    What is this Obamacare you speak of?

    “Obamacare is finished,” Trump told reporters before a cabinet meeting. “It’s dead. It’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare any more.”

    Even IF funding were reduced to $0%, the (illegal) program exists in ‘law’. That which have been reduced/removed can just as easily be re-instated at ANY time.

    When the (R)N(C) finally gets around to following through w/ its promise(s), Trump and the rest will be correct. As it stands, like a cancer, it is merely in remission.

  • EXCLUSIVE: Fired FBI official authorized criminal probe of Sessions, sources say

    03/21/2018 3:28:04 PM PDT · 140 of 237
    i_robot73 to Lockbox

    Gee, where was the investigation into Holder, before he lied to Congress while under oath about what he knew about targeting reporters, he lied about Fast and Furious. As early as the New Black Panthers case, Eric Holder had a problem with the truth.

    Director Clapper lied under oath to Congress in 2013, where was the investigation into Clapper?

    Director Brennan lied when he said “Let me assure you the CIA was in no way spying on [the committee] or the Senate”, where was the investigation into Brennan?

    Might wish to ask Congress or, more specially, the (R)N(C) (Sessions) why the ‘opposition’ was so quiet day after day, year after year...I don’t recall ANYTHING, but the short-lived/occasional ‘yip-yip’.

  • California Continues to Steamroll Its Citizens’ Rights by

    03/18/2018 11:21:50 AM PDT · 19 of 22
    i_robot73 to Skywise

    So what, now, prevents us from ignoring any law we morally oppose?

    We only need to cite this precedence to the courts and any court will be forced to toss the case.

    Morally oppose? Considering 95%+ of govt (all levels) are extra-constitutional, I fail to see why *anyone*, anymore, gives a rip vs. ANY Law.

    Govt won’t govern itself w/in the construct of the Const.
    Govt won’t prosecute its own lawlessness
    Fedzilla won’t enforce/defend our Rights vs. State(s)
    State(s) won’t enforce/defend our Rights vs. Fedzilla
    Police are not ‘clean-up’ crews/law-enforcement...not peace-officers’\servants of the People.

    Why, again, should anyone care about the ‘law’?? As you said, just point to any of the govt cases being neglected in your own case and run it through the levels of the courts on the hypocrisy alone.

  • California Continues to Steamroll Its Citizens’ Rights by

    03/18/2018 11:14:47 AM PDT · 18 of 22
    i_robot73 to Regulator; Kaslin

    The status of children born to illegals in this country has never been adjudicated. Short of that, Trump could issue an EO NOW to stop federal agencies from treating them as citizens. That would be a giant first step, and then Congressional action to clarify the 14th Amendment.

    There is not ‘clarification’ needed re: 14th. Merely the plain reading of the English language.

    A14 S1:

    Section 1.

    All persons born or naturalized in the United States, *and subject to the jurisdiction thereof*, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; *nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws*.

    Course, then, govt may be expected to read/follow the other ‘neglected’ clauses like ‘shall NOT be infringed’.

    The only *problem* I see is: too many lawyers\judges. Shakespeare was right...

  • How McConnell and Chao used political power to make their family rich

    03/18/2018 7:34:42 AM PDT · 21 of 41
    i_robot73 to notaliberal

    A story as old as GOVT.

    IMO, it is, unfort, one area where the Founders dropped the ball.

    Instead of ‘...a Republic, if you can keep it’ should have been ‘...a Republic, if you can keep watering the Tree.’. My $.02.

  • President Trump Responds To Andrew McCabe Firing…

    03/17/2018 11:54:43 AM PDT · 131 of 159
    i_robot73 to a little elbow grease

    Great, he was fired.

    When does Sessions start handing out indictments like Tic-Tacs??

    Firing != stemming the flow of lawlessness\over-reach.

  • Infrastructure: Fed money comes in low

    03/16/2018 7:10:08 PM PDT · 14 of 14
    i_robot73 to 9YearLurker; All

    I say zero infrastructure spending without full funding for the big, beautiful wall included!

    I say ZERO FEDERAL infra. spending. It’s not a Fed. matter. States stop paying Fedzilla to get $X ‘back’ and they, and their neighbor States (if/when) can decide when/where/how/how much.

    Those in FL could care less the traffic ‘issues’ in CA (and vice versa); it’s also not FL’s obligation to pay for said ‘fixes’ in CA either.

    What’s the gas tax up to these days, $.25/gal+? For doing 2 things: Jack, Schiff. Get ‘em out of the loop or graft/corruption.

  • Obscure law allowed Alabama sheriff to LEGALLY pocket at least $750,000 in taxpayer funds [tr]

    03/16/2018 9:00:20 AM PDT · 22 of 38
    i_robot73 to Beautiful_Gracious_Skies

    The only group this is possibly ‘obscure’ to are the taxpayers. I’m sure EVERY govt yahoo knows of these ‘laws’ a/o the processes many of those on welfare whom know all ways to game the system.

  • Defuse DACA for mid-terms? Two words.

    03/16/2018 8:19:19 AM PDT · 23 of 24
    i_robot73 to JAKraig; asinclair; All

    My goal is to eliminate DACA as a talking point during the campaigns, and thus limit the damage that DACA could do in “image” campaigns, because the action would eliminate that particular image. DACA acts as a filter for less undesirable people — we can use that.


    All it would take to eliminate the exposure is to have a program to take care of them like I said. Pay a fine, get a green card for 5 years and then qualify for citizenship. That is what legals do, why should the illegals do any less?

    All you need is a solution, what the solution is isn’t the important thing, just that there is a solution.

    WHY would, nay SHOULD, said illegals even be granted the OPTION?

    They chose, from the START, to *NOT* follow the rule(s)\Law. Need We import MORE criminals to this nation?? We’re not talking ‘jay-walking’ or even ONCE, but multiple times/day. Just to become a DRAIN on an already illegal/red-ink welfare system.

    Hint: 20yrs ‘here’ and STILL hasn’t bothered to even TRY to learn English, they weren’t willing to become an *immigrant*.

    Even the ‘back of the line’ is a slap at the immigrants (past\today\future) whom spent “ages” (time, $$, tears) doing the right thing to come here.

  • California doesn't want this towering water project. Trump administration may build it anyway

    03/16/2018 8:13:17 AM PDT · 40 of 42
    i_robot73 to blueplum; EQAndyBuzz; All

    There was no way the state could have afforded the dams on their own. And no way 80% of the state could be settled permanently without them.

    Stats\sources? As if Fedzilla were ‘wise’ enough, more so than the State or the Citizens thereof\moving in, that could not determine the need and how best to handle.

    Your presumption implies the interstate system, or the Hoover Dam, could not have been completed were it not for the ‘jobs programs’ and Big Brother’s

    The state has relied for decades on the feds to fund maintenance and operations- with taxdollars from every state. For dams at least, wouldn’t the feds have some sort of vested interest above that of the state, 9th and 10th excepted?

    Forts, postal roads, etc....Nothing in A1S8. I note *nothing* re: damns, let alone ‘vested interest’.

    It is the ‘compelling State interest’, all too often, used to camel nose vs. inalienable Rights. ‘Tis but *another* ‘Commerce clause’....all encompassing and wholly abused; rarely (that I can recall) on the side of the Citizen.

  • Jeff Sessions made ‘error’ in DACA legal memo, says Justice Department

    03/16/2018 5:04:59 AM PDT · 62 of 87
    i_robot73 to Cowboy Bob; detective

    as a federal judge repeatedly blasted the Trump administration for weak reasoning in revoking the deportation amnesty.

    No bias in THIS case, eh?

    Magoo only needed give ONE reason: EOs aren’t Law; DACA was created out of the ether by Zero. It is therefore void/null.

    Pretty sure THAT *never* made it into the filing documentation.

  • First Undocumented Immigrant Appointed to State Post in California

    03/15/2018 5:30:32 PM PDT · 94 of 108
    i_robot73 to kiryandil; Jonny7797

    Just develop a “different interpretation” of the laws of California than the ones the CA state governemnt has, and then do what you want.

    Any CA gunthugs try to stop you or arrest you, it’s self-defense.

    If there is anyone in court, for ANY reason, they pretty have a ‘get out of jail card’, no?

    If GOVT will not uphold/enforce the law vs. illegals, but will vs. Citizens, is that not grounds for dismissal? Unequal application of the Law on its face? It’s not just ‘proprietorial discretion’, it’s another DACA (blanket amnesty and, IIRC, ruled illegal\unconstitutional since it didn’t apply to ‘some’ but ‘all’).

    How could ANY judge jail another defendant?

  • Whistleblower Says Illegal Aliens Have ‘Taken Over Every Trade’ in CA Construction (T)

    03/15/2018 9:36:35 AM PDT · 70 of 144
    i_robot73 to central_va; ridesthemiles

    Why confuse the issues of regulations with illegal labor? What is the point except to muddy the waters?

    Confuse? They BOTH stem from the same root cause: GOVT

    Regulations - the explosive grown of ILLEGAL govt = ever increasing cost to the taxpayer\Citizen.
    Illegal labor - govt, tasked w/ defending/protecting our borders, as well as enforcing immigration, *NOT* doing once of its few/lawful duties\responsibilities.

    If govt were its rightful size/scope BOTH would be far less of an issue than We have allowed today. IMO, the latter cannot exist w/o the former.

  • Jeff Sessions Cited the WRONG LAW when He Recused Himself .. Took Advice From Obama Lawyers

    03/15/2018 7:16:54 AM PDT · 212 of 243
    i_robot73 to romanesq; Pravious

    “This feckless clown has had more than a year to produce results and he hasn’t produced ANYTHING. Our “Justice” system is riddled with corruption. The F.B.I. has lost all respect. The Obama holdovers and Hillary have gotten away with EVERYTHING and this useless wanker has done NOTHING except say “well, we’re taking a look at that!” for more than a year.”

    Wow, a whole year to dismantle decades of massive corruption. You and others must be some of the best criminal prosecutors in the entire world. We’re all so grateful for the time spared to tell us how nothing is happening.

    Utterly clueless even as the hammer is cocked, the D.C. Swamp is terrified and more desperate as it’s losing control over the population with its propaganda.

    2018 will be remembered as the year Trump and Sessions took them all on and the utter cluelessness of so many right before it became completely obvious what they were doing to save this Republic.

    Regardless of how deep/corrupt the ‘swamp’ may be, Magoo has had OVER a year to follow up on the SLAM DUNKS: Holder, Lerner, Tapper, Weiner\Huma, Comey, etc.

    All ‘bout exhausted through Congressional committees, and more than one gave a confession...all tied up w/ pretty bow.

    Better yet, he could have given the same CA tongue lashing to the OTHER State(s)\counties\etc. Hint: Start in his own back-yard...D.C. Not that he couldn’t have perp-walked a dozen GOVT employees from each to show he meant business, he’d rather slow-crawl it through the Courts.

  • California doesn't want this towering water project. Trump administration may build it anyway

    03/15/2018 5:44:44 AM PDT · 24 of 42
    i_robot73 to blueplum

    The constitutional question is - can the state stop the feds from building on federal land within a state?

    Then Q1 becomes: Define ‘Federal’ land, per the Constitution. Else, 9th/10th kick-in and Fed can go pound sand.

  • Migrants Walk into U.S. Beside Donald Trump’s Border Wall

    03/14/2018 6:36:10 PM PDT · 27 of 41
    i_robot73 to Crucial

    Stop declaring children born of illegals on American soil to be American and it will slow to a trickle.

    They’d just as soon read and enforce the full verbiage of the 2nd as they would the 14th.

    There declarations already null & void: “...AND subject to the jurisdiction thereof...”

  • House Passes STOP School Violence Act With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

    03/14/2018 4:44:38 PM PDT · 39 of 79
    i_robot73 to Architect of Avalon; Eleutheria5; Ambrosia; All

    There needs to be a refundable tax credit per student per year so parents can send their daughters and sons to safe private schools instead of dangerous government schools.


    Fedzilla, for one, needs to get out of the arena ENTIRELY. The (R)N(C) to finally sh!t or get off the pot re: DoEd

    States need to drop the property tax (or get back to the roots of why it was instituted. IE: voters = property owners) and ‘schools’ need return, like h’care, to the service-oriented endeavors they are. Payment under service(s) rendered.

    Then, and ONLY then, will ‘parents’ give a rat’s ass on the education (breadth and quality) and will DOUBLY care when their ‘little angel(s)’ are tossed on their keister, expelled, with NO REFUNDS.

    Let parents/kids determine where their education needs are met: music/art? vocational? math? science? After 8th grade, PLENTY of time since the dawn of this Nation, let ‘em go if they want to go digging ditches.

    Like HSAs, H’care and education should be pre-tax\save-to-use. Govt needs to be told to FOAD more often; like ‘welfare’, it’s not its responsibility/authority/ability.

  • House Passes STOP School Violence Act With Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

    03/14/2018 4:31:14 PM PDT · 36 of 79
    i_robot73 to metmom; Eleutheria5; All

    Not even overlooked or missed.


    If they’d stop ignoring this kind of stuff and actually act on what they’ve been told, they’d have prevented it just fine.

    Get your kids out of public schools now.

    Correction: If they’d were LIABLE...

    Govt, no matter the level (> local > State > Fed) nor malfeasance, because they cannot be fired, let alone tried by jury\convicted, has no need to even TRY....or care.

    Govt, long ago, stopped being the servant.

  • FBI officials recommend former #2 at FBI Andrew McCabe be fired

    03/14/2018 4:24:13 PM PDT · 68 of 75
    i_robot73 to Enchante; Wuli

    >Shouldn’t he be fired AND prosecuted?

    BWAHahahahhahaha. Oh, that IS cute.

    We are so far down the rabbit hole of NOT being a Const. Republic, I don’t know why the banana isn’t the official fruit (outside of CA that is).

  • State Laws Can Help Restore Gold and Silver as Legal Tender

    03/14/2018 4:05:03 PM PDT · 1 of 14
    From another backer of the Law (Money Metals Exchange) > "Sound money activists rejoiced as the Wyoming Legal Tender Act became law today. The bill restores constitutional, sound money in Wyoming.

    Backed by the Sound Money Defense League, Campaign for Liberty, Money Metals Exchange, and in-state grassroots activists, HB 103 removes all forms of state taxation on gold and silver coins and bullion and reaffirms their status as money in Wyoming, in keeping with Article 1, Section 10 of the U.S. Constitution.

    Introduced by Representative Roy Edwards (R-Gillette), HB 103 received a 55-5 favorable vote on final passage in the Wyoming House last week following Senate approval by a vote of 25-5. Gov. Matt Mead let HB 103 become law today without his signature.

    The most immediate impact of the new law, which formally takes effect on July 1, is to eliminate all Wyoming sales taxes when purchasing gold or silver.

    While Wyoming does not currently have an income tax, the bill stipulates “the purchase, sale or exchange of any type or form of specie or specie legal tender shall not give rise to any tax liability of any kind.” That means no income tax, property tax, sales tax or any other Wyoming tax can be assessed against the monetary metals.

    Lead sponsor Roy Edwards said, “Imagine going to the grocery store and asking the clerk for change for a $20 bill and being charged $1.00 in tax. That’s what we’re doing in Wyoming by charging sales taxes on precious metals and we’re taking steps to change that.”

    With the adoption of HB 103, Wyoming joins all its bordering states (South Dakota, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, Nebraska) and more than 30 other states that do not assess a sales tax against precious metals.

    Some states have specifically eliminated income taxation on gold and silver (Arizona and Utah) or have established precious metals depositories to store the state’s own physical gold and help citizens save and transact in gold and silver bullion (Texas).

    Sound Money Defense League’s Jp Cortez testified during both the Wyoming House and Senate hearings, noting “taxation on precious metal ownership harms those most negatively impacted by currency debasement – wage earners, savers, and those on a fixed income. But it also punishes local business owners who lose business to out-of-state precious metals dealers.”

    “With the abuses of the Federal Reserve’s paper money system becoming increasingly obvious, we’re seeing more legislators across America advance sound money legislation. We believe the Wyoming victory will encourage states like Kansas, Idaho, Tennessee, and Minnesota act on proposals to reduce or eliminate the taxes levied on money in their own states,” said Stefan Gleason, president of Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer with more than 100,000 customers.

    “In reality, Federal Reserve Notes are ‘fake money’ because they have counterparty risk. Restoring gold and silver as money will solve many of the problems we are seeing with inflation and runaway debt,” continued Gleason.

    Rep. Roy Edwards concluded, “If it hadn’t been for all the calls and emails to legislators and our governor from of so many friends and allies, this victory would not have been possible. I also want to thank Sen. Larry Hicks for his invaluable help in the Senate." >

    Now, if we could get Fedzilla to adhere/enforce the Constitution we'd be onto something (I don't recall any vote authorizing Congress to pass-off *any* powers to a 3rd party, be that any alphabet agency/dept/bureaucracy/Fed. Reserve.)