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  • WaPo Basically Admits That Mexico Is A S***Hole Country

    07/21/2018 7:38:46 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 21 Jul 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    To their credit, the WaPo’s editors begin by admitting that we do, in fact, have a refugee crisis on our hands. They go one step further, admitting that the Obama administration was “flummoxed” by the unending flow of families and unaccompanied children trying to flee Central and South America and enter the United States, particularly in 2014. But they are dismissive of the one solution being put forward by the Trump administration which might actually make a difference. We’ve had a “safe third country” agreement with Canada since 2004. Under that plan, migrants are to apply for asylum in the...
  • 72-Yr Old Veteran Curb-Stomped by "Eight African-American men" As He's Walking Home in Berkeley

    07/21/2018 1:53:54 PM PDT · by Drango · 20 replies
    KTVU ^ | Jul 21, 2018
    https://youtu.be/dkTjHiaHrUM
  • Stockton’s Self-Proclaimed Batman Takes Crime Into His Own Hands

    07/21/2018 11:25:33 AM PDT · by Mariner · 23 replies
    CBS Sacramento ^ | July 21st, 2018 | By Lemor Abrams
    STOCKTON (CBS13)- A civilian superhero of sorts in Stockton is at it again. He calls himself Stockton’s Batman. He’s a father of two and a local business owner. The latest citizen’s arrest was caught on camera. The video shows the vigilante detaining a man he claims is smoking crystal meth, outside a busy 99 Cents Only Store. Stockton’s Batman won’t use his real name or show his face. But told CBS13, that he’s nabbed hundreds of alleged criminals at the same Stockton Shopping Center. “They’re criminals in to which point they’re committing crimes in front of my eyes,” he said....
  • National Right to Work Foundation Demands SEIU Refund $100 Million to CA State Workers

    07/21/2018 8:19:23 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 12 replies
    Breibart ^ | July 20, 2018
    The National Right to Work Foundation (NRTWF) is demanding the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) refund up to $100 million in union fees to California state workers. The move follows the Supreme Court’s Janus v. AFSCME decision banning unions from automatically deducting fees from non-members’ paychecks. The NRTWF announced that the Janus decision strengthens its class-action suit, titled Hamidi et al. v. Service Employees Union International, Local 1000, filed on behalf of 40,000 California state employees. The lawsuit seeks refunds for non-union workers whose pay was seized by SEIU officials who have claimed since 2012 that only public workers who...
  • California, our largest state, has a net gain of only 800 jobs in June

    07/21/2018 7:52:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/21/2018 | Rick Moran
    California's Employment Development Department announced on Friday that unemployment held steady in June at 4.2%.  That's the good news.  The astonishing news is that the largest state in the union created a net gain of only 800 jobs. L.A. Times: The June numbers represent a pullback from May, when the Golden State added 7,200 jobs.  And the gains in May were much smaller than April, when employers boosted payrolls by nearly 26,000. The slowdown could signal that California is simply reaching full employment.  Employers are struggling to find workers.  Or it could be a sign of sagging confidence among executives.  A growing trade war with...
  • Marine Gets Unexpected Call from Trump, Will Receive Medal of Honor 50 Years After Heroic Battle

    07/21/2018 1:39:43 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 20, 2018 | Allison Kofol
    Fifty years after the Battle of Hue, one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War, a Marine is being recognized for his brave actions. Retired Sgt. Maj. John Canley received a phone call from President Donald Trump earlier this month in his home in Oxnard, California. Trump told Canley that he was receiving the Medal of Honor for his work in early 1968. The White House will be making an official announcement once the date for presenting the award is confirmed. Canley has previously received the Navy Cross, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart for his heroism. In...
  • California gains just 800 jobs in June; unemployment remains at record low

    07/20/2018 11:41:29 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 14 replies
    http://www.latimes.com ^ | JUL 20, 2018 | ANDREW KHOURI
    California’s economic engine paused in June, as employers added a meager 800 new jobs. The unemployment rate held steady at a record low of 4.2%, according to data released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department. The June numbers represent a pullback from May, when the Golden State added 7,200 jobs. And the gains in May were much smaller than April, when employers boosted payrolls by nearly 26,000.
  • Rep. Maxine Waters Warns Supporters Not to Confront Militia Group

    07/19/2018 6:17:20 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 48 replies
    rollcall ^ | July 19, 2018
    Rep. Maxine Waters of California warned her supporters not to be baited into a confrontation with a a far-right militia group planning a protest at her South-Central Los Angeles office Thursday. The Oath Keepers, which claims 35,000 members who often dress in military gear and carry military-grade rifles at protests and events across the country, issued a “call to action” for Thursday to protest Waters’ “incitement of terrorism” and Democrats’ opposition to Republican immigration policies. Waters does not want counter-protesters to clash with the Oath Keepers and urged her supporters to stay away until they’re gone.
  • Maxine Waters warns supporters not to counter-protest armed rallies against her

    07/19/2018 7:31:27 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Emily Birnbaum
    Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) on Wednesday urged her supporters not to counter-rally against upcoming armed protests against her. She said the Oath Keepers, a far-right association associated with militia movements, are planning several weeks of protests against her, which are slated to start on Thursday. The Southern Poverty Law Center has described the group as a "fiercely anti-government, militaristic group" who often stage heavily-armed protests. Some Waters supporters are reportedly planning counter-protests at the same time and place, but Waters said this would only "exacerbate" the tension. "I am requesting those individuals and groups planning a counter-protest to not be...
  • Maxine Waters supporters burn American flag outside California rep's office

    07/20/2018 2:31:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | By Paulina Dedaj
    Supporters of Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters reportedly burned and stomped on an American flag they snatched off a pickup truck Thursday, while chanting "Black power" outside her California office. The demonstrators showed up with the intent of countering a planned protest from a far-right group. That group, the Oath Keepers, had said they would rally against the congresswoman they call a "protest terrorist inciter" early Thursday afternoon, prompting counterprotesters to rally in support of Waters. But the Oath Keepers did not arrive, the Los Angeles Times reported. Still, a few dozen pro-Waters counterprotesters, including union workers, church leaders, South Los...
  • ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal..

    07/20/2018 1:13:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Full title: ICE Just Arrested Dozens of Illegal Aliens in a Sanctuary City, the Majority Have Serious Criminal Records Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency many Democrats want to abolish, recently conducted a raid in Newark, New Jersey and arrested dozens of illegal aliens. The overwhelming majority have serious criminal records. ICE targeted Illegal aliens who had been incarcerated in the Middlesex County Jail and released into the community by local law enforcement without notice to federal immigration officials. The aliens arrested had ICE detainers that were not honored. Newark is a "sanctuary city." "Of those arrested, 16 subjects had...
  • In San Francisco, any reasonable brakes on sanctuary for illegals are bullied down

    07/20/2018 8:31:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/20/2018 | Monica Showalter
    To get a whiff of how bad things are in San Francisco – not in its aromatic streets, but in its sanctuary city status – consider two cases both going on around the issue of reasonable modifications toward the city's extremist succor for illegal aliens. First, Gavin Newsom, the former mayor of the city who's now the frontrunner for the California governor's job. The Sacramento Bee has the goods: As mayor of San Francisco, Gavin Newsom in 2008 spearheaded a citywide policy requiring law enforcement officers to report juvenile undocumented immigrants [sic] to Immigration and Customs Enforcement when charged with...
  • Federal tax credits for renters? Sen. Kamala Harris proposes breaks for the rent-burdened

    07/20/2018 6:03:13 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 42 replies
    San Jose Mercury ^ | July 20, 2018 | Katy Murphy
    California Sen. Kamala Harris on Thursday unveiled a proposal to give federal tax credits to millions of low and moderate-income households nationwide who pay more than 30 percent of their incomes on rent and utilities.
  • Workers claim injuries all over their bodies for big payouts — but continue their active lives

    07/20/2018 5:39:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 15, 2018 | ACK DOLAN, RYAN MENEZES and GUS GARCIA-ROBERTS
    After nearly two decades on the force, former LAPD Officer Jonathan Hall ended his career the way many veteran officers do these days, claiming job-related injuries across most of his body. With the help of a boutique Van Nuys law firm that specializes in workers’ compensation cases for cops and firefighters, Hall filed claims saying he’d injured his knees, hips, heart (high blood pressure), back, right shoulder — even his right middle finger. The ailments had existed for months, in some cases years, and had not previously prevented him from working, Hall said in a recent interview. But he was...
  • Counterprotesters burn American flag outside office of Maxine Waters

    07/19/2018 11:45:41 PM PDT · by blueplum · 22 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 19 Jul 2018 | Paulina Dedaj
    A group of counterprotesters gathered outside the California office of U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters on Thursday, burning and stepping on an American flag after a group of far-right demonstrators failed to show up. The Oath Keepers said they would rally against the congresswoman they call a "protest terrorist inciter" early Thursday afternoon, prompting counterprotesters ...
  • Maxine Waters defenders gather to counter far-right protest that doesn’t happen: report

    07/19/2018 4:02:33 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 19, 2018
    A far-right, anti-government group outraged over Rep. Maxine Waters' (D-Calif.) call for the public to confront Trump administration officials planned a protest outside her office on Thursday – but then never showed up. The Oath Keepers called on members this week to show up outside the California Democrat's South Los Angeles office for a "protest against Maxine Waters’ incitement of terrorism, and a stand FOR ICE and the Border Patrol." But police at the protest site told the Los Angeles Times that the group had notified authorities that it no longer planned to hold the demonstration, in order to keep...
  • ‘I Love Peace,’ Says Boyle Heights Cafe Owner Of Protest Over Support Of Trump Immigration Policies

    07/19/2018 10:34:55 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 07/18/2018
    On Thursday, protesters held signs and screamed at patrons in front of Asher Caffe & Lounge located at 945 S. Boyle Ave. in Boyle Heights, a traditionally Jewish neighborhood that is now predominately Latino. They say they oppose the cafe and the owner over his support of Trump’s immigration policies. “So what’s the connection? This is what I don’t understand. I’m confused — the connection between Donald Trump and good coffee,” Israeli-born businessman Asher Shalom told CBS2 News. The kosher cafe was set to have a grand opening on July 12, the day anti-gentrification activists were met by Los Angeles Police...
  • Nunes used political donations for $15K in NBA tickets, winery tours, Vegas trips: report

    07/19/2018 8:35:29 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) used political donations to pay for almost $15,000 in tickets for Boston Celtics games, winery tours and trips to Las Vegas, according to a McClatchy article published Thursday. Nunes, who is chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, used money from his political action committee to purchase Celtics tickets three times last year, according to McClatchy's analysis of reports from the Federal Election Commission and two watchdog groups. His PAC, called New PAC, has also footed the bill for lavish Las Vegas events since 2013, spending a total of $42,741 on catering, rentals, hotels and meals, McClatchy...
  • Illegal aliens register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    07/18/2018 3:36:45 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 34 replies
    The San Francisco Bee ^ | 18 July 2018 | Don Sweeney
    San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication. “This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?”
  • Non-citizens legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections

    07/19/2018 6:24:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 24 replies
    www.sacbee.com ^ | Updated July 18, 2018 03:48 PM | By Don Sweeney
    San Francisco began registering non-citizens, including undocumented immigrants, to register to vote Monday in the November election for the city school board, reported The San Francisco Chronicle. The move follows passage of a 2016 ballot measure by San Francisco voters opening school elections to non-citizens who are over the age of 18, city residents and have children under age 19, reported the publication. “This is no-brainer legislation,” Hillary Ronen, a San Francisco supervisor, told the Chronicle. “Why would we not want our parents invested in the education of their children?” “We want to give immigrants the right to vote,” Norman...