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  • Earth-like planet found orbiting the star next door

    08/24/2016 10:19:54 AM PDT · by Phlap · 54 replies
    AP via CBC ^ | 08/24/2016
    After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door. NASA's New Horizons probe, the fastest spacecraft launched, left Earth hurtling toward Pluto at about 36,000 mph. At that speed, it would take more than 78,000 years to get there.
  • Anti-Semitism On Campus Gets Real

    08/24/2016 8:40:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 24, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Usually university officials go into overdrive to solve a reported hate crime. Apparently they become more deliberate when the alleged victim is a Jewish student. "On Thursday, the UC Irvine Office of Student Conduct announced that it had concluded a three-month investigation into an aggressive and disruptive incident on the UCI campus last May," the Louis D. Brandeis Center reported on August 22, 2016. "The incident involved an anti-Israel mob that disrupted a small event held by a Jewish student group on campus." "The angry mob of about 50 students blocked the entrances and exits while loudly chanting angry, anti-Israel,...
  • Hundreds Of CA Children Sent Home On First Day Of School Due To New Vaccination Law [Rev 18]

    08/23/2016 3:08:28 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 39 replies
    CBS SF Bay Area ^ | 8/22/2016 | Staff
    OAKLAND (KPIX 5) — Scores of California students may be sent home on their first day of school because of a new vaccine law that took effect this year. The new state law took effect July 1. Now, parents can no longer use personal or religious beliefs as a reason not to have their kids immunized. This school year, kindergartners and seventh graders must show proof of immunizations. Monday WAS the first day of school for kids in Oakland. Hundreds of them were expected to be sent home. "There could be a few hundred kids that are not immunized and...
  • Governor Brown signs High-Speed Rail Property Sale Notification bill into law

    08/23/2016 11:25:15 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    abc30.com ^ | 8/23/16 | abc30.com
    The bill, authored by Senator Andy Vidak (R-Hanford), will give previous owners of property, once thought to be in one of the many proposed paths of High-Speed Rail, the opportunity to buy it back if the state is selling it. The new law will require the High-Speed Rail Authority (HSRA) to notify previous property owners when it plans to sell unneeded property, then wait 30 days before selling it.
  • Democratic voter ranks surge in California heading into presidential election

    08/22/2016 7:33:25 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 78 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | August 22, 2016 | Phillip Reese
    The California Democratic Party added about 700,000 voters between January and July of this year, a 10 percent increase that is significantly higher than the rise in registered Democrats during previous presidential elections, according to new data from the California Secretary of State.
  • Hillary Clinton to visit SoCal for Jimmy Kimmel Taping, Fundraising

    08/22/2016 3:16:01 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    ABC7 ^ | August 22, 2016 | Darsha Philips
    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton kicked off a two-day visit to Southern California Monday. She will tape an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" as well as hold a series of fundraisers.
  • Amy Schumer: My Liberal Politics May Hurt My Career, But I Don’t Care (Chuckie's Niece Is SO Brave!)

    08/22/2016 2:17:20 PM PDT · by drewh · 107 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | | August 22, 2016 | 4:10 PM EDT | By Geoffrey Dickens
    Comedian and actress Amy Schumer absurdly claimed if only she kept her “mouth shut” about her “real feelings about politics or gun violence” that “career-wise” it “would be financially better for me, but I don’t care.” This is coming from someone who currently can be seen all over your TV in a national ad campaign for Bud Light, which even includes a commercial that spouted progressive talking points. The star of Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer and last summer’s box office hit Trainwreck came on Friday’s edition of PBS’s Charlie Rose show to promote her new book The Girl With...
  • Qué Verguenza, Marin! (Shame Shame on Rosario!)

    08/22/2016 10:20:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 22, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    Rosario Marin is a fellow Californian, and a Hispanic female Republican. What more could the California GOP have hoped for?She served as a councilmember, then mayor in the deep blue, and now deeply corrupt city of Huntington Park, the same city where I continue protesting the appointment of two illegal aliens to city commissions. Sadly, Marin has remained silent about this outrageous travesty, although she has helped campaign for other Hispanic Republicans running for office in California.She was promoted from Little TJ to Big DC, where she served as George W. BushÂ’s first Secretary of the Treasury. She returned to...
  • Federalizing the MLA

    08/22/2016 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 3 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 22, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Colleges and universities are forever feeling shortchanged by taxpayers. They needn't worry. For one thing, they are far richer than those of us who actually pay federal levies. For another, academia has succeeded in securing millions for what look like panel discussions at the Modern Language Association. "The National Institutes of Health has spent more on exercise programs for refugees, anti-tobacco video games, weight-loss programs for truckers, and studies on gay hook up apps than it has to fight the Zika virus," Elizabeth Harrington reported in the Washington Free Beacon on August 8, 2016. And a good chunk of that...
  • Jerry Brown and Eminent Domain Abuse

    08/21/2016 5:22:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 21, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    As mayor of Oakland in the 2000s, Jerry Brown supported redevelopment. Then he returned to the governor's office in 2011 and inherited a $25 billion budget shortfall. Feeling the squeeze, Brown saw an opportunity to make $1.7 billion by eliminating redevelopment agencies and shifted. He liked redevelopment as mayor, he explained to the League of California Cities, but also: "I didn't quite understand it. It seemed kind of magical. It was the money that you could spend on stuff that they wouldn't otherwise let you spend." In Sacramento, fiscal restraint can only last so long. The urge to "spend on...
  • California mayor pleads not guilty in strip poker scandal

    08/19/2016 8:05:02 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8/19/2016 | Steve Gorman
    The mayor of Stockton, California, pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges stemming from a strip poker game he is accused of playing while furnishing beer to minors at a summer camp he hosts for underprivileged children.Anthony Ray Silva, 41, was arraigned in Amador County Superior Court on a felony eavesdropping charge and three misdemeanor counts - contributing to the delinquency of a minor, child endangerment and supplying alcoholic beverages to underage persons. Silva, who is free on $20,000 bond, entered not guilty pleas to all four charges. His next court date was set for Sept. 7. Outside the...
  • American Apparel is said to be considering moving manufacturing out of California

    08/18/2016 5:38:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    latimes.com ^ | 08/17/2016
    Struggling retailer American Apparel is eyeing a move out of its downtown Los Angeles manufacturing facility for a lower-wage part of the country, according to two sources familiar with the company. The Los Angeles clothing maker, which emerged from bankruptcy in February, is contemplating a move to a state such as Tennessee, North Carolina or South Carolina, where the minimum wage is $7.25, said one source, who requested anonymity due to pending litigation. That would be a significant savings once California’s minimum wage climbs to $15 an hour in 2020. In a statement, American Apparel said it “does not comment...
  • Men Armed With Rifles, Dressed In Tactical Gear Arrested After Pursuit

    08/16/2016 2:20:43 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    CBSLA ^ | 08/16/2016
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Police Tuesday arrested two men who were allegedly seen dressed in full tactical gear threatening to ambush officers. Two armed black men were seen about 12:45 a.m. dressed in military garb walking on Century Boulevard between Yukon Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard in Inglewood, according to police. While the men carried “assault-type gear”, officers monitored their activity but took no action for the safety of several bystanders watching, according to Inglewood Police Lt. Greg Held. The men were reportedly walking the neighborhood in a Black Lives Matter-type protest. The men were taken into custody for questioning shortly...
  • California Assembly Passes Bill To Curb “Policing For Profit” Via Asset Forfeiture

    08/16/2016 11:29:39 AM PDT · by dtroxx · 13 replies
    Reality of Sense ^ | 8-16-16 | Reality of Sense
    August 15, 2016 the California Assembly voted 66-8 to pass a bill that not only bolsters restrictions on state officials from seizing property without due process, but throws a wrench into federal efforts to do the same. Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) introduced Senate Bill 443 (SB443) last year. The legislation sets additional restrictions on the state to prevent abuses from civil asset forfeiture, a controversial practice that observers such as the Institute for Justice (IJ) have called “legal plunder.” SB443 passed in the state Senate last summer by a resounding 38-1 vote. But the Assembly failed to pass the...
  • Lower Lake burning; Clayton fire forces evacuation of Clearlake residents

    08/14/2016 7:18:46 PM PDT · by rey · 35 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 14 Aug 2016 | Christi Warren
    Commercial structures in downtown Lower Lake and residences were in flames Sunday afternoon as the Clayton fire exploded, forcing thousands of people to flee homes and abandon businesses. By 5 p.m. flames had engulfed numerous commercial buildings in Lower Lake along Main Street, including the town’s post office, a tire store, a funeral home and restaurants, despite the combined efforts of firefighters, water tankers and helicopters. State Sen. Mike McGuire, who was on the fire lines Sunday with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, saw the blaze burn down into Lower Lake on Sunday afternoon. “Lower Lake may be completely lost,”...
  • UCI economist Peter Navarro a key Trump defender

    08/14/2016 8:35:26 AM PDT · by Pelham · 1 replies
    The Orange County Register ^ | August 13, 2016 | MARGOT ROOSEVELT
    In the towering glass and steel lobby of UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business, a small media scrum – two television correspondents, two cameramen, a producer, a newspaper reporter and a photographer – laid in wait last week for Donald Trump’s ubiquitous economic champion. It had been a crazy few days for 67-year-old UCI professor Peter Navarro, what with nonstop interviews on CNBC, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, BBC, NPR, “Fox & Friends" and a shouting match with Chris Matthews on “Hardball.” Was he enjoying the limelight? “No,” he insisted, as he wound up a three-hour session with “PBS NewsHour,” a...
  • Kate Steinle Murder Trial Delayed Until After Election

    08/13/2016 4:13:42 PM PDT · by blueyon · 13 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 08/13/16 | Michelle Moons
    The trial of five-time deportee, seven-time convicted felon Juan Francisco Lopez Sanchez for the murder of young San Francisco resident Kate Steinle has been delayed until after the 2016 presidential election. On Thursday, a judge set December 2 as the date to assign the case for trial, according to the East Bay Times. The actual start of the trial might only happen in 2017. Prosecutor Diane Garcia said Thursday that she has cases that have dragged on for four years. Steinle was walking along San Francisco’s Pier 14 with her father on July 1, 2015 when a shot in the...
  • Christians: Stop Acting Like Sheep To The Slaughter

    08/13/2016 1:27:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Arthur Schaper
    California politics has taken over the national headlines this past week. Why shouldn’t it? What happens in the Golden State (or Commmie-fornia, or the Gilded State, or the Land of Fruity Nuts) does not stay here. The latest iteration of liberal insanity? State Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) and his anti-liberty legislation SB 1146. What would the law do? A few things: 1. It would require universities to publish wide disclaimers that they were claiming exemptions from Title IX of the Civil Rights Act. That’s called “public shaming.” 2. Schools would have to report to the state of California whenever...
  • Report: Businesses leaving or curbing operations in state (CA)

    08/13/2016 12:52:06 PM PDT · by Mark · 16 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 8/13/2016 | Kevin Smith
    California’s costly tax and regulatory policies prompted more than 10,000 businesses to leave the state, reduce their operations or curtail plans to locate here between 2008 and 2015, according to a report from Spectrum Location Solutions. The Irvine-based company conducts site-selection studies and other assessments to help businesses relocate to optimum states and locales for their operations. Some of their clients include corporations that have relocated out of California, like Honda. The report, “California Business Departures: An Eight-Year Review 20082015,” reveals that at least 1,687 California disinvestment events occurred during that period, a count that reflects only those that became...
  • 'You are truly a piece of evil': Serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' sentenced to death

    08/13/2016 11:40:41 AM PDT · by Sheapdog · 36 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 11, 2016 | Yahoo7
    The serial killer known as the "Grim Sleeper" was sentenced to death Wednesday for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl that went unsolved for years as the body count grew in a poor section of Los Angeles haunted by the scourge of crack cocaine. The moment of reckoning for Lonnie Franklin Jr. came after those whose lives were altered by his violence questioned how he could have been so cruel and shown so little remorse. "You are truly a piece of evil," said Enietra Washington, who managed to survive after being shot and testified against him at...
  • Attention Californians--Sign petition to restore Your Constitutionally Protected Gun Rights

    08/13/2016 11:50:18 AM PDT · by notaliberal · 17 replies
    Calling all Californians. Protect your gun rights from the evil left! Go to local gun store and sign Petition!
  • Report alleges energy companies got favors from state officials (California)

    08/12/2016 10:23:30 PM PDT · by blueplum · 4 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 10 August 2016 7:03pm | Kevin Smith
    Twenty-six energy companies with business before the state donated nearly $10million to Gov. Jerry Brown and the California Democratic Party over the past eight years — donations that often were made within days or weeks of winning favors. That’s the contention of “Brown’s Dirty Hands“ a report released Wednesday by the Santa Monica-based public interest group Consumer Watchdog. [snip]The report alleges that Brown and his operatives have used the California Democratic Party as “a political slush fund” to receive contributions from unpopular energy companies in amounts greater than permitted to his candidate committee. The group has logged its report as...
  • Can America's first floating wind farm shake off environmental concerns?

    08/12/2016 9:31:57 PM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 24 replies
    The Guardian ^ | July 31, 2016 | Matt Weiser
    The deep waters off the coast of California could become home to the country’s largest offshore wind energy project and a test case for a technology that is still in its infancy.
  • APNewsBreak: California may beef up electric vehicle mandate

    08/12/2016 6:33:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 12, 2016 8:15 PM EDT | Jonathan J. Cooper
    With the extension of California’s landmark climate change law stalled, a legislative plan is emerging to significantly up the ante on California’s commitment to electric vehicles by requiring that 15 percent of all new automobiles be emission-free within a decade. Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, D-Los Angeles, told The Associated Press on Friday that she’ll introduce legislation next week to ramp up the pressure on carmakers. Automakers that fail to sell enough electric vehicles would be required to make payments to rivals that do or pay a fine to the state.“If we create more competition in the market, that automatically will trigger...
  • Debate flares after black college students seek a non-white roommate

    08/12/2016 11:58:05 AM PDT · by NRx · 57 replies
    WaPo ^ | 08-11-2016 | Nick Anderson and Susan Svrluga
    In most respects, the roommate-wanted notice seemed routine. Three students at the Claremont colleges in Southern California were looking for a fourth this summer to join them in an off-campus house. They added a caveat in parentheses: “POC only,” they said, using a common abbreviation for people of color. When a classmate challenged that condition, the Pitzer College student who posted the notice on Facebook pushed back. “It’s exclusive [because] I don’t want to live with any white folks,” wrote Karé Ureña, who is black. The online comments touched off a debate this week over race at Pitzer and neighboring...
  • Gay Activists are Attempting to Dissolve the First Amendment

    08/12/2016 7:57:13 AM PDT · by Lera · 18 replies
    Stream ^ | August 12, 2016 | Michael Brown
    "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof ..." These opening words of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights seem perfectly clear. They were written by James Madison "in response to calls from several states for greater constitutional protection for individual liberties," and so "the Bill of Rights lists specific prohibitions on governmental power." How absolute are these prohibitions against governmental interference? According to some leading gay activists, these prohibitions are hardly absolute at all. In their view, religious institutions do not have the right to forbid homosexual practice. If...
  • MUSLIMS Threaten California Church with “Allahu Akbars” During Sunday Mass

    08/12/2016 9:15:09 AM PDT · by blueyon · 39 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 08/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Oh nice. So this is what we have to look forward to in Obama’s “new America.”Father Josiah Trenham described the threats on his Orthodox Church in California. Muslims screamed “Allahu Akbars” at St. Andrew Orthodox Church during its Sunday service. They brought their bullhorn so everyone would get the message. Via FOX News and Jihad Watch:
  • Tech Companies Apple, Twitter, Google, and Instagram Collude to Defeat Trump

    08/12/2016 6:09:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    observer.com ^ | 08/12/16 8:30am | By Liz Crokin
    There is no such thing as Pro-Trump free speech as Clinton corporate allies serve up a carefully curated view of the campaign My dad always told me that conservative candidates have to work twice as hard as their liberal opponents to win elections because they’re fighting two opponents: the Democratic Party and the media. The usual suspects from left-leaning major media outlets like The New York Times, MSNBC, CNN and even entertainment networks are doing everything in their power to ensure a Clinton victory. Look no further than to Wolf Blitzer mincing around and drinking wine at the Democratic convention,...
  • California: Muslims screaming “Allahu akbar!” through a bullhorn terrorize church during worship

    08/11/2016 6:28:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 93 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/11/16 | Robert Spencer
    Father Josiah Trenham mentioned “intimidation” to the parishioners of St. Andrew Orthodox Church, and he was quite right: Islamic supremacists and jihadis routinely traffic in intimidation. That’s based on a Qur’anic command: “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows” (Qur’an 8:60). When they practice this intimidation, they generally find Westerners — especially Christian leaders — unwilling and unable to do anything in response but submit to...
  • California woman holds party before ending her life

    08/11/2016 1:56:20 PM PDT · by rey · 92 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 11 Aug 2016
    In early July, Betsy Davis emailed her closest friends and relatives to invite them to a two-day party, telling them: "These circumstances are unlike any party you have attended before, requiring emotional stamina, centeredness and openness." And just one rule: No crying in front of her. The 41-year-old artist with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, held the gathering to say farewell before becoming one of the first Californians to take a take a lethal dose of drugs under the state's new doctor-assisted suicide law for the terminally ill.
  • Wells Fargo Tells Knives Dealer It Doesn’t Provide Service to Businesses That Sell Weapons Online

    08/10/2016 4:12:09 PM PDT · by bkopto · 61 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Aug 10, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    A major knives manufacturer from central California says his company was denied access to an internet payment processing service because they sell weapons online, raising questions about whether an anti-fraud program called Operation Choke Point is continuing to block legal businesses in the firearms and weapons industries from accessing basic banking services. “It was pretty simple and straightforward,” Aaron Hogue, co-owner of Hogue Inc., said of the situation he faced with Wells Fargo bank. “They called my controller, and said, ‘Sorry, but we’re not going to be able to process any credit card transactions for the sale of weapons online.’”...
  • Claremont students refuse to live with whites

    08/10/2016 6:07:34 AM PDT · by C19fan · 106 replies
    Claremont Independent ^ | August 9, 2016 | Elliot Dordick
    A group of students at the Claremont Colleges in search of a roommate insist that the roommate not be white. Student Karé Ureña (PZ ’18) posted on Facebook that non-white students in need of housing arrangements should reach out to either her or two other students with whom she plans to live in an off-campus house. The post states that “POC [people of color] only” will be considered for this living opportunity. “I don’t want to live with any white folks,” Ureña added.
  • Liberal Calif. Church Will Decide Soon Whether to Fight IRS Summons

    09/18/2006 6:34:03 PM PDT · by xzins · 156 replies · 1,577+ views
    Liberal Calif. Church Will Decide Soon Whether to Fight IRS Summons By The Associated Press Mon, Sep. 18 2006 11:10 AM ET[-] Text [+] SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER PRINT E-MAIL MORE FROM SECTION LOS ANGELES (AP) - A liberal church at the center of a dispute with the Internal Revenue Service over a 2004 sermon will decide this week whether to fight an IRS summons. Related IRS Investigating Liberal Calif. Church (September 17, 2006) The IRS is requesting a number of documents be produced by Sept. 29 and that the church's rector, Rev. Ed Bacon, testify before an IRS agent on...
  • Police: Boy assaults Ukiah priest while yelling satanic slurs

    08/09/2016 6:07:42 PM PDT · by rey · 16 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 9 Aug 2016 | GLENDA ANDERSON
    A teenage boy was arrested Sunday for assaulting a priest and a 69-year old woman who were praying outside a Ukiah church after finding satanic graffiti in the facility’s breezeway, Ukiah police said. The 16-year-old boy, who yelled satanic slurs during the Sunday attacks, could face a hate crime charge, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of public intoxication, battery and elder abuse, police said. He was not identified because he is a juvenile. According to police, the incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Saint Mary of the Angels Catholic Church on Oak Street. The priest told police...
  • A look at California's most interesting legislative races

    08/09/2016 4:20:05 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 5 replies
    All 80 seats up for grabs in the California Assembly and half the 40 Senate positions, but the interest is focused most intensely on a handful of races with the potential to alter the balance of power in Capitol. Among the most interesting legislative races:
  • Disgraced immigration boss nominated for 'valor' award for calming employees amid terror attack

    08/09/2016 1:02:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 9, 2016 | Malia Zimmerman
    <p>A U.S. immigration official accused in a federal report of hindering law enforcement agents seeking a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack and then lying about it has been nominated for a prestigious award – for telling her employees to stay calm and fetching one who was eating lunch in his car.</p>
  • Effort to Recall CA Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom After Gun Grab

    08/08/2016 3:27:58 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Welcome to the effort to recall Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom. Newsom and Governor Jerry Brown have been involved in a series of debilitating actions against the Constitution of California and the United States and have waged a war against the working people of the state. Newsom is pushing an effort to undermine the few gun rights left for California residents. California’s already obscene gun laws are the strictest in the country. Now it will get a whole lot worse. California’s efforts have nearly destroyed the in-state gun industry and the rights of citizens to carry. It’s time for the people...
  • Hackers post anti-Donald Trump message on road sign

    08/07/2016 2:05:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | August 4, 2016 | Salvador Rivera
    <p>SAN DIEGO -- At some point early Thursday morning, someone hacked a portable electronic road sign and posted an anti-Donald Trump message followed by the letters "KKK."</p> <p>The message board is part of a construction project at Adams Avenue and Interstate 15.</p>
  • They Take Your Assets, Then Let You Beg to Get Them Back

    08/07/2016 7:35:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 7, 2016 | Debra J. Saunders
    Republican political consultant Mike Madrid isn't used to getting calls from the ACLU, and yet he has found himself working with the civil liberties group because some practices are so egregious that Republicans and Democrats should have no trouble finding common cause. The issue is civil asset forfeiture -- also known as "policing for profit." The federal government can seize your property, and the only way you can get it back is to prove you are not guilty of a crime. California law prohibits local authorities from permanently seizing most property without a conviction, but there's a loophole in the...
  • Muslim Appreciation Month comes to California

    08/06/2016 1:01:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 6, 2016 | Carol Brown
    California is a place where madness rules the day – a place that forever pushes the bleeding edge of idiotic trends, foolish ideas, dangerous public policy, communism masked as socialism masked as progressivism masked as liberalism masked as Democrats, and the whole enchilada of what we now refer to as political correctness.
  • Salma Hayek Offers to Lend Trump Copy of ‘U.S. History for Dummies’

    08/06/2016 7:07:36 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 103 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | August 4, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Salma Hayek appeared on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Wednesday night and suggested that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump read U.S. History for Dummies. “Mr. Trump, I recommend to you to read this book,” the Mexico-born actress said while holding up a copy of U.S. History for Dummies. “I will gladly lend you my copy.” The Sausage Party star was asked by Corden if there was anything that Trump has said during his campaign with which she agrees. “He writes in his book that when he was in first grade, he punched his music teacher because...
  • SFPD union’s dog photo called insult to Black Lives Matter cause (Sanfransicko)

    08/06/2016 5:42:58 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 37 replies
    SFGATE ^ | 8-5-16 | Vivian Ho
    The union representing San Francisco police officers published a photograph of two dogs in its monthly newspaper that critics say belittles the Black Lives Matter movement and raises questions about the police force’s commitment to repairing its relationship with communities of color. The picture, which appeared on the back page of the August issue of the San Francisco Police Officers Association Journal, shows a pair of Labrador retrievers, one black and one white. The black dog has a sign around its neck reading, “Black Labs Matter,” while the white dog sports a sign reading, “All Labs Matter.”
  • CA Resolution HR 59 "August, Muslim Appreciation Month"

    08/04/2016 7:47:25 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 37 replies
    CA Assembly Resolution HR 59 | 1 August 2016 | Bill Quirk Assemblyman
    Relative to Muslim Appreciation and Awareness Month. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST HR 59, as amended, Quirk. DIGEST KEY BILL TEXT WHEREAS, Freedom of religion holds distinction as a cherished right and a foundational value upon which the laws and ethics of the United States are based; and WHEREAS, Enriched by the unparalleled diversity of its residents, the State of California takes great pride in supporting individual religious freedoms and is strengthened by the many varied religious, political, and cultural traditions of its diverse population, including those Americans who practice Islam; and WHEREAS, The history of Islam in this country dates back...
  • NYT: Left wants to destroy Trump's movement, not just beat Trump

    08/04/2016 3:56:51 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 79 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/4/2016 | Joel Pollock
    Democrats have a new goal: not just to defeat Republican nominee Donald Trump in the November election, but also to “destroy” the movement behind him. The New York Times reports Thursday that Democrats, encouraged by Trump’s struggles to deal with the controversy surrounding Khizr Khan, hope to press their advantage to “squash Mr. Trump’s movement.” The Times cites David Plouffe, an Obama adviser-turned-Silicon Valley lobbyist, urging Democrats to “destroy” Trump and “his kind.” Recently, California’s Lieutenant Governor, Gavin Newsom, made similar remarks, saying that even if Trump won, his campaign marked “newsom beginning of the end for gop” for the...
  • DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION: Inland Bernie Sanders delegates' closing thoughts

    08/04/2016 2:03:59 PM PDT · by blueplum · 2 replies
    Press Enterprise ^ | 01 August 2016 9:46am | Aszterbaum/ DePuey
    Aszterbaum: ....The media mostly complied with the DNC in order to silence dissent. Bernie delegates were denied access to the convention floor until Hillary's operatives had taken up the seats closest to the stage, blocking dissenters from being heard or seen. White noise machines were installed over the Bernie delegates. Hillary delegates were given large signs and American flags and given instructions to block Bernie delegates from view, and to issue loud shouts of "Hillary!" and "USA!" whenever Bernie Delegates tried to bring important issues into the discussion on the convention floor using signs and three targeted chants: "No More...
  • SF crime boss ‘Shrimp Boy’ Chow sentenced to life in prison

    08/04/2016 1:46:26 PM PDT · by Jolla · 15 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 8/34/16 | Bob Egelko
    U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer sentenced Chow, 56, to two life terms in prison after a federal court jury in San Francisco found him guilty in January of conspiring to operate the Ghee Kung Tong as a racketeering enterprise and of ordering the murder of its previous leader, Allen Leung, in 2006. Chow was also convicted of conspiring to try to murder another rival, Jim Tat Kong, who was later shot to death in 2013, of five counts of dealing in stolen liquor and cigarettes, and of 154 counts of money-laundering. The Leung murder conviction carried a mandatory sentence of...
  • CA Dem Launches Petition To Force Donald Trump Psychiatric Exam

    08/04/2016 9:37:52 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 62 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 4, 2016 | Joel B. Pollak
    Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA) has launched an online petition to force the Republican Party to submit presidential nominee Donald Trump to a psychiatric evaluation.
  • Meg Whitman will support Clinton for president

    08/02/2016 8:48:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 152 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 2, 2016 | Rebecca Savransky
    A Hewlett-Packard executive and Republican fundraiser said Tuesday she will back Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton for president. Meg Whitman said she plans to give a "substantial" contribution to Clinton's campaign to make sure Republican nominee Donald Trump doesn't become the next president. “I will vote for Hillary, I will talk to my Republican friends about helping her, and I will donate to her campaign and try to raise money for her,” Whitman told The New York Times on Tuesday . Whitman, who ran for governor of California in 2010, said she doesn't agree with Clinton on many issues, but noted...
  • Channing Tatum to Play 'Mer-Man' in Gender-Flipped ‘Splash’ Remake (not the Onion)

    08/03/2016 11:06:16 AM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | Augest 2, 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Channing Tatum is set to play a male mermaid in a gender-flipped remake of the hit 1980s romantic comedy Splash. According to Deadline, The Magic Mike XXL star has been tapped for the role that actress Daryl Hannah made famous in the 1984 film. The Splash remake co-stars comedian Jillian Bell, who is set to take over the part played by Tom Hanks in the original film. Bell will also produce the Splash remake. The actress took to Twitter Monday to share the news: In the original film, Tom Hanks plays a man who reunites with a mermaid (Daryl Hannah)...
  • Will Smith: Trump Support Is ‘Collective Insanity’ (say goodbye to movie BO reciepts this weekend!)

    08/03/2016 10:46:23 AM PDT · by drewh · 68 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | August 3, 2016 | 10:34 AM EDT | By Maggie McKneely
    Will Smith thinks anyone who supports Trump is insane. Really. Donald Trump and Rosie O’Donnell have had a running feud for almost a decade. The two have traded a number of vicious jabs at each, both on Twitter and national TV. A year ago, at his first Republican debate, Trump called O’Donnell a “fat pig” and actor Will Smith is just now getting around to commenting on it. During an interview for his new movie Suicide Squad, Smith said that “for a man to be able to publicly refer to a woman as a fat pig, that makes me teary....