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  • CA: More Burglars Shot, Less Burglaries. Who Knew?

    12/20/2014 12:25:41 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Who would suspect that when burglars are shot, the burglary rate would go down? I have seen the sentiment before, but never in quite such a succinct way.  The article was about a third burglar suspect being shot and killed in Richmond, California, this year.  From  richmondconfidential.org: Terrell Ruben, 42, became the third person shot and killed in an attempted burglary in Richmond this year. A Richmond homeowner shot Ruben in the chest after he discovered Ruben and another man attempting to steal property from his backyard last Saturday.  I think most people would see a clear connection between...
  • NLRB hits McDonald’s as joint employer

    12/19/2014 12:05:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tim Devaney
    McDonald’s and its franchisees illegally retaliated against employees for participating in union-related activities, the National Labor Relations Board’s top lawyer alleged Friday in a case with sweeping industry implications. NLRB general counsel Richard Griffin announced Friday he will issue 13 complaints involving 78 charges against franchises and McDonald’s USA, LLC. Though many of these alleged labor violations were committed by independent franchise owners, Griffin ruled earlier this year that McDonald’s can be held liable for those actions as a so-called joint employer, leaving the corporatrion — and potentially other franchisors — exposed to such claims. McDonald’s said the decision will...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: CALIFORNIA MISSIONS, 12-10-14

    12/10/2014 9:22:14 AM PST · by Salvation · 6 replies
    CCDictionary ^ | 12-10-14 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term selected at random:CALIFORNIA MISSIONS The parish centers established among the American Indians by Catholic missionaries from Spain. Three sets of missions were founded, in sequence, by the Jesuits and Dominicans in Lower California (now Mexico), and by the Franciscans in Upper California (now the United States). The Jesuit missions and the years of their foundation, beginning from south to north, were: San José del Cabo (1730); Santiago de las Coras (1721); San Juan de Ligní (1705); Nuestra Seńora de los Dolores del Sur (1721); Nuestra Seńora del Pilar (1720); Santa Rosa or Todos Santos (1733); San Luis Gonzaga...
  • High-Speed Rail Strategy: Build Now, Hope for Money Later

    12/07/2014 9:33:35 PM PST · by george76 · 34 replies
    Breitbart News Network ^ | 7 Dec 2014 | William Bigelow
    Advocates for the projected bullet train running from San Francisco to Los Angeles argued at the Public Policy Institute’s all-day State of Change conference last week that simply getting the project started would catalyze the federal government to pour more money into the $67.6 billion boondoggle. The California High-Speed Rail Authority offered the $67.6 million figure in February 2014 ... As Reason Magazine recently reported, “The CHSRA April 2012 Business Plan is so deficient that it is inconceivable that policymakers would continue to rely on its assertions to evaluate the program.”
  • Judge on Ninth Circuit calls for vote on en banc review of Peruta

    12/07/2014 7:31:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 December, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In the ongoing saga of Peruta v. County of San Diego, another procedural turn; a judge on the Ninth Circuit has called for a vote to determine if the Circuit will hear the case en banc.   This is a call for a vote to review the original decision, not to hear the appeal of the denial of the request to intervene by Attorney General Kamala Harris of California.  Here is the Order, from the pdf: Before: O’SCANNLAIN, THOMAS, and CALLAHAN, Circuit Judges.A judge of this Court having made a sua sponte call for a vote on whether this case...
  • CA: AG Kamala Harris Requests en banc Review of the Denial of her Request to Intervene in Peruta

    11/29/2014 12:25:32 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    On November 26, Kamala Harris, the AG of California, filed a request for an en banc review of the decision on 12 November to deny her request to intervene in the case.  From campaign-archive1.com  (Michel & Associates): The AG’s latest request to the court comes after the court denied the AG’s and several gun ban advocacy groups’ requests to join the case once they learned Sheriff Gore had decided not to appeal the case any further.  The anti-gun rights groups have also filed a similar request for en banc review of the Ninth Circuit's denial of their requests to...
  • Catholic Bishops: Shut Down Government to Stop Obamacare’s Abortion Funding

    11/22/2014 8:36:17 AM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Life News ^ | November 21, 2014 | Steven Ertelt
    The nation’s Catholic bishops are so upset about taxpayer funding of abortions in Obamacare they are urging a shutdown of the federal government so the issue can be addressed.The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a letter to members of Congress advocating adding language to the “must-pass funding legislation” such as the continuing resolution Congress is expected to approve soon to fund the federal government until the next session of Congress that would stop abortion funding under Obamacare. If such language is not approve, the bishops say members of Congress should balk at approving the continuing resolution and...
  • Brit Hume’s loud silence reveals the ugly secret about Obama’s immigration amnesty announcement

    11/20/2014 3:47:45 PM PST · by servo1969 · 56 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 11-20-2014 | Bookworm
    There are some words that, as a writer, I’ve always wanted to use. One of those words is “cadaverous,” which I think is just a lovely, almost Dickensian word. Having attended last night’s delightful PRI Gala dinner, I finally have that chance. But let me start at the beginning….I don’t usually attend galas. Indeed, I don’t ever attend galas, since I am almost pathologically cheap and, no matter how much I admire the speaker or expect the company to be delightful, I simply cannot make myself pay several hundred dollars for a dinner and speech. Add to that the fact...
  • Jim Costa keeps House seat, edging out Johnny Tacherra in another late-vote rally (CA-16)

    11/20/2014 5:12:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | November 20, 2014 | John Ellis
    "..For Tacherra to have a chance of winning, the rural Fresno County dairyman needed an overwhelming victory margin in the remaining votes from Merced and Madera counties—which to date had been his strongest parts of the district. Both counties finished their vote counts, and Tacherra, 39, actually lost ground to Costa, 62. To have even had a chance of catching Costa, Tacherra would have had to win more than 80% of those votes........When Fresno County’s count came out, Costa won 1,056 votes to Tacherra’s 447.Costa ended up winning 63.9% of the Fresno County votes to Tacherra’s 36.1%. In Madera, Tacherra...
  • NY: Delayed Enforcement: A Common Strategy

    11/19/2014 1:24:46 PM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 18 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Guns seized decades after implementation of firearms law in Britain It has been a common tactic of disarmists, statists, leftists or whatever name you wish to apply to those who desire the concentration of power, to incrementally acrete more and more power to the government.  The founding fathers of the American republic knew that there was a natural tendency to do this, as laws, once passed, are extremely difficult to repeal. One of the reasons this is so is that it is easy for authorities to simply not enforce unpopular laws.  This removes the incentive to repeal them, but...
  • Two weeks after the election, five house seats remain undecided.

    11/19/2014 9:52:29 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 13 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 19 November 2014 | Election Command Center
    Five congressional seats in three states remain too close to call or undecided. They are: Arizona 2nd: GOP Challenger Martha McSally leads incumbent Ron Barber by 179 votes. California 7th: GOP Challenger Doug Ose leads incumbent Ami Bera by 530 votes. California 16th: GOP Challenger Johnny Tacherra leads incumbent Jim Costa by 741 votes. Louisiana 5th: Single Democrat candidate Jamie Mayo leads with 28% of the total, but has an uphill climb against a crowded GOP field who garnered 69%. The leader was Ralph Abraham with 23%, who seems all but certain to win the December 2nd run-off. Louisiana 6th:...
  • Rep. Jim Costa takes slim lead over Johnny Tacherra in 16th District race

    11/12/2014 3:44:14 PM PST · by vbmoneyspender · 16 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | November 12, 2014 | John Ellis
    Republican Johnny Tacherra is in Washington, D.C. at the orientation for new members of Congress, but he’s no longer in the lead for the 16th Congressional District seat. Fresno County updated its vote count Wednesday afternoon, and incumbent Fresno Democrat Jim Costa — behind in his reelection bid since election night more than a week ago — took a slim, 86-vote lead over Tacherra.
  • CA Poll: Is Self Defense a Good Reason for a Concealed Carry Permit?

    11/13/2014 12:03:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    California Poll: Do you think self-defense is good enough cause to be issued a concealed weapons permit? This is a straight yes or no question, and it is getting a clear response.   It is about 6-1 in favor of second amendment supporters at this time.    The question is based on the resolution of the Peruta decision, which says, in a straightforward way, that the second amendment protects the right of a person to carry arms outside of the home for self defense.   The result of the decision is that California permit applicants will not be denied a permit at...
  • The Unlikeliest Winner [Johnny Tacherra competitive in CA-16 may have won]

    11/12/2014 5:00:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The National Review Online ^ | November 12, 2014 | Andrew Johnson
    ".....As of publication time, Republican Johnny Tacherra is leading longtime Democratic lawmaker Jim Costa in the yet-to-be-decided race for the Golden State’s 16th congressional district. With provisional ballots still to be counted, and with a 700-plus-vote cushion, Tacherra is confident that he will survive. He and his wife are heading to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to take part in freshmen-member orientation on Capitol Hill....... ....The New York Times put the race on its “Democrats Are Expected to Win Easily” list, and the Cook Political Report labeled the seat as “Solid Democrat,” or uncompetitive. Republican national committees and organizations stayed out...
  • GEORGE SOROS CONTROLS CALIFORNIA: Jerry Brown - a willing puppet

    11/09/2014 9:29:03 AM PST · by ednoonan7 · 8 replies
    American Resistance Party ^ | Nov 8, 2014 | Edward C Noonan
    PRESS RELEASE NOVEMBER 8, 2014 GEORGE SOROS CONTROLS CALIFORNIA: Jerry Brown - a willing puppet November 8, 2014 – The Center for American Progress (CAP) describes itself as “an independent nonpartisan educational institute dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action” in such areas as “energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and health care.” CAP is a key member of the Shadow Party, a network of non-profit activist groups organized by George Soros and others to mobilize resources -- money, get-out-the-vote drives, campaign advertising, and policy initatives -- to advance Socialist/Marxist agendas. See:...
  • California plans to issue 1.4 million driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants under new law

    11/07/2014 6:03:54 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    FOX News Latino ^ | November 7, 2014
    California Division of Motor Vehicles is preparing for roughly 1.4 million new driver’s license applicants after Jan. 1. That’s when Assembly Bill 60, or the Safe and Responsible Drivers Act, goes into effect. FOX40 spoke with a Maria Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant living in West Sacramento who plans to apply for a license under the new law. “It’s the best thing that could have happened to us in California. We’ve been waiting for it for many, many years,” Rodriguez said. The DMV is encouraging all eligible applicants to start preparing for their drivers tests early. When Nevada adopted a similar...
  • Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races

    11/06/2014 1:09:52 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 11-6-2014 | Kevin Robillard
    Leftovers: A roundup of uncalled races By: Kevin Robillard November 6, 2014 02:28 PM EST More than 36 hours after the last polls closed, two statewide races in Alaska, the Virginia Senate race and a slew of West Coast House races have yet to be called.Here’s how things stand:THE HOUSEAZ-2: Highly touted Republican recruit Martha McSally leads Democratic Rep. Ron Barber by just under 1,300 votes. The Arizona Republic reports that only a few thousand votes remain uncounted in Cochise County, while 47,000 votes still need to be counted in Democrat-friendly Pima County.CA-7: Former GOP Rep. Doug Ose has...
  • California Concealed Carry Law has Racist Origins

    11/03/2014 3:55:59 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to source of the KKK picture The Ku Klux Klan in a parade in Anaheim, California, in 1924, the same year California's CCW law passed, with the purpose of disarming Latino and Chinese legal residents. California's CCW system is still regulated under this law. The following article appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on July 15th, 1923, page 3, column 1. It mentions that California's CCW (Concealed Carry Weapon) law was passed specifically to prevent Chinese, Latinos and legal immigrants (non-naturalized permanent residents) from being armed. Note that this was from a time in California in which Hispanics...
  • Dems Rush to Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

    10/30/2014 3:11:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 30, 2014 | Donna Cassata
    Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections. The once friendly terrain of New York, California, Obama's native state of Hawaii and adopted state of Illinois all now pose stiff challenges to Democrats who are determined to limit their losses next Tuesday. Both parties agree the GOP will hold its House majority; the question is whether Republicans can gain enough seats to rival their post-World War II high water mark of 246. The...
  • Cop gives up trying to pull over bully bikers

    10/24/2014 9:45:55 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    ny post ^ | october 23, 2014
    Officials are looking for who shot video of a group of motorcycle riders alternately taunting and ignoring an officer trying to pull them over while they pop their front wheels in the air and weave on a Northern California highway. The confrontation earlier this month on Interstate 680 in Milpitas was filmed by one of the riders, who approaches the California Highway Patrol officer and motions for him to go away. The officer pulls ahead, and the motorcyclist waves goodbye as another rider puts a fist in the air.
  • Woman Arrested After Becoming Trapped in Chimney at Thousand Oaks Home

    10/20/2014 7:18:24 AM PDT · by Maceman · 50 replies
    KTLA Morning News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Unknown
    Deputies responded to a home in the 1900 block of Woodside Drive (map) at 5:45 a.m. after a caller reported that the woman had been stuck in the chimney, about 8 feet from the top, for two hours, said Capt. Renee Ferguson of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. The county Fire Department’s urban search and rescue team was called to the scene. Photos posted on Twitter by the department showed firefighters on the roof of the house as they worked to reach the woman, who was conscious during the rescue. The flue was lubricated with dish soap before she was...
  • Stunning federal corruption case moving forward with almost no media attention

    10/19/2014 11:14:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 36 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-19-14 | Thomas Lifson
    Corrupt federal prosecutors presenting false evidence in order to shake down a blameless corporation and bring in tens of millions of dollars seems like a pretty dramatic story. Especially when former prosecutors support the charge and a chief judge acts on the allegations and takes dramatic action. Yet the media silence is deafening. Eric Holder’s Justice Department is implicated in a dramatic and shocking case of alleged corruption that is so bad that the Chief Judge of the Eastern District of California has taken what can rightly be called the “nuclear option” and recused all the judges in the district...
  • Saving California One Republican At A Time

    09/29/2014 1:25:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 29, 2014 | Kurt Schlichter
    California is morphing into a warmer Detroit with beaches and pneumatic blondes, but it doesn't have to be this way. Only liberalism could've taken the most beautiful, most hard-working, most entrepreneurial state in the union and turned it into a shabby province composed of deadbeat Oliver Twists holding up their bowls demanding more. Now that might be changing. It might be changing because the GOP, believe it or not, may be learning to win again. It used to know how. I remember when California produced leaders like Ronald Reagan. Today, conservative Californians breathed a sigh of relief that they were...
  • Woman punched on film by California Highway Patrol officer reaches $1.5M settlement

    09/24/2014 9:59:24 PM PDT · by Pox · 31 replies
    Foxnew.com ^ | September 25, 2014 | Fox News
    A woman who was punched repeatedly by a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer in an incident caught on film earlier this year will receive $1.5M as part of a settlement reached Wednesday
  • Killer Never Spent One Day in Jail

    09/23/2014 5:31:10 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 6 replies
    THE REMEMBRANCE PROJECT ^ | 9-22-14 | THE REMEMBRANCE PROJECT
    Family wants Justice for Eric YUCAIPA, CA - The man who killed Eric Haydu, 22 never spent one (1) day in jail. Illegal alien, Pablo Duaarte Rodreiguez, who had multiple citations for driving without a license now wants the judge to terminate his probation, and release him from the "unsupervised probation;" for kiling Eric. Read Rodriguez made an illegal left turn in front of Eric on August 11, 2012, who was on his motorcycle along with his passenger. Eric never regained consciousness and died on September 8, 2011. For taking Eric's life, Rodriguez was given a mere three (3) years...
  • CA:Long Beach store employee uses shotgun to stop pipe attack following dispute

    09/07/2014 8:02:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    presstelegram.com ^ | 3 September, 2014 | Beatriz Valenzuela
    LONG BEACH >> A Long Beach store employee used a shotgun to frighten off two men and a teen following an alleged attack with a pipe in the business Wednesday afternoon. Around 1:30 p.m., police were called to a business in the 2800 block of E. Anaheim Street regarding an assault after the trio became involved in a dispute with employees resulting in a physical attack, said Nancy Pratt, spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. During the argument, one of the three struck an employee with an object found in the business. Initial reports indicate it may have been...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown: Nearly 30% of CA Kids Illegal or 'Don't Speak English'

    09/06/2014 8:42:06 PM PDT · by cutty · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Sep 2014 | Tony Lee
    During Thursday night's California gubernatorial debate against Republican Neel Kashkari, California Governor Jerry Brown (D) revealed that nearly 30% of the state's schoolchildren are either illegal immigrants or do not speak English. Brown, who recently said that illegal immigrants from Mexico were "all welcome in California," praised his administration's immigration policies. He said that California is "setting the pace" on immigration laws and mentioned bills he signed that gave driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, made California a sanctuary state (Trust Act), and granted in-state tuition to illegal immigrants (CA DREAM Act).
  • USC cornerback Josh Shaw injures both ankles jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew

    08/25/2014 8:25:02 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 32 replies
    yahoo sports ^ | 8-25-14 | Graham Watson
    USC senior cornerback Josh Shaw has been sidelined indefinitely after suffering two high ankle sprains while saving his 7-year-old nephew from drowning. According to USC’s RipsIt Blog, Shaw was attending a function at his cousin’s apartment when he looked down from the second-floor balcony and saw his 7-year-old nephew, who cannot swim, had fallen in the pool and was struggling to stay afloat. With total disregard for personal safety, Shaw jumped off the balcony and landed on the concrete below. He then crawled into the pool, grabbed his nephew and got him to safety. Then, even though both of his...
  • CA:Federal Court Finds 10 Day Waiting Period Violates Second Amendment (mostly)

    08/25/2014 1:57:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In JEFF SILVESTER v. KAMALA HARRIS, the United States District Court for the eastern District of California found that the 10 day waiting period to receive a firearm after a background check, was a violation of the second amendment for people who already owned a firearm (and could be shown to do so in the California database), who had a valid CCW license in California, or who owned a firearm and had a Certificate of Exemption (COE).  This is a significant win for restoration of second amendment rights in California.   The court gave the government of California 180 days...
  • Dem Politician: Grant Illegals Amnesty Or They’ll Become Terrorists

    08/24/2014 4:47:53 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 31 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/21/2014 | Tryston Bloom
    California: Democratic State Representative and candidate for U.S. representative Pat Murphy said Tuesday that if the underage migrants who have come to the U.S. from Central America aren’t given a “pathway for citizenship” they could become terrorists. [snip]
  • CA: Jewelry Store Magnet for Gunplay

    08/24/2014 7:23:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A jewelry store in Little Saigon, Orange County California, has become a magnet  for robbers.   In 2012, there was an attempted robbery in which one of the robbers was shot.  In 2013, several shots were fired at a thief who fought with the store owner, and escaped with a $9,000 watch.   Yesterday, 21 August, 2014, another robbery attempt ended in gunfire as a store employee drove off two robbers who had smashed a display case.  From ocregister.com: Two men wearing ski-type masks and hooded sweatshirts entered the store, used a hammer to break glass on a display case and...
  • CA:A Woman, Fake Gun, Warning Shot, Criminals and Justifiable Homicide

    08/20/2014 5:05:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A career criminal has an out of wedlock child with a woman.  He shows up for the child's first birthday, only to find another man present, who also has a criminal record, but no felonies.   The first criminal, enraged to find another man with the mother of his child, threatens to kidnap the one year old.   The man without felonies fires a warning shot from a .38 to stop the threat.   The  career criminal goes to his car, pulls out a handgun, and points it at the man with the .38, who promptly shoots him in the chest, killing...
  • Idea of an L.A. Voteria is gaining currency

    08/20/2014 8:24:33 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 17 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 20 Aug 2014 | Steve Lopez
    he proposal to enter L.A. voters into a cash prize lottery, for the sake of increasing turnout, is easy to attack on numerous fronts. My first reaction to last week's recommendation by the L.A. City Ethics Commission? Horror. Or maybe it wasn't horror so much as anger that anyone would come up with such a sad little gimmick. Throughout history, people have sacrificed their lives for the right to vote, and now we have to offer jackpots to shake people out of their laziness and apathy? "How DUMB!!!" one reader posted on the story by my colleague David Zahniser. "Really???!!!"...
  • Chris Christie stumps for Neel Kashkari in San Francisco (Christie ignores Astorino)

    08/17/2014 7:51:22 PM PDT · by Sun · 19 replies
    Mercury News ^ | June 2014 | Josh Richman
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie joined California Republican gubernatorial candidate Neel Kashkari.... (snip) in town to raise money as chairman of the Republican Governors Association ,," "Kashkari riled the GOP when he admitted he had voted for Obama in 2008, ..(snip)
  • California to re-define family (When politicians return from summer break)

    08/01/2014 4:16:32 AM PDT · by NYer · 8 replies
    The following comes from a July 28 posting by Randy Thomasson on Save California.com.This is not a family you see. These are two very confused men who were likely sexually abused as children. And now they have a boy that one or both have adopted. And this boy is now being indoctrinated with big lies about family and sex….When Associated Press was preparing a widely-published July 27 article saluting another homosexual-agenda bill redefining family, the reporter pitted three liberal voices against me. But despite misspelling my name, and putting a qualifier before me and a subtle put-down after me, I...
  • Royce: Putin recruiting ‘every skinhead and malcontent around Russia’

    07/25/2014 1:56:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 52 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | July 22, 2014
    Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican and chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said the United States should try to have productive relations with a Vladimir Putin-led Russia — with qualifications. “At the same time, we should be pointing out that Putin is using social media right now to recruit every skinhead and malcontent around Russia and get them into eastern Ukraine,” Mr. Royce told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “We know these separatists were taken into Russia to be trained in how to use these SA-11s and they’re poorly trained, so they now shot down a jetliner.” .... “We should have...
  • "I Shot Her Twice,She Best Be Dead!"

    07/24/2014 10:08:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 121 replies
    Sky Valley Chronicle ^ | 24 July, 2014 | NA
    (LONG BEACH, CA.) -- They came to the wrong house to do a B & E (break and enter) that night and they most certainly frightened and roughed up the wrong 80-year old man. For one of the invader-robbers that night, a woman, it was indeed a fatal error in the victim selection process. Tom Greer, an 80-year-old retiree arrived at his home in Long Beach Tuesday night to find a man and a woman in the middle of a late night break in, ransacking the place. Greer told L.A.'s KNBC-TV as soon as he got inside both robbers tackled...
  • Marriage California-style 'a sure recipe for cultural chaos'

    07/23/2014 10:47:10 AM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 9 replies
    One News Now ^ | 7/21/14 | Michael F. Haverluck
    California is going beyond being one of the 19 states currently allowing same-sex "marriage" by revolutionizing the sacred institution even further with Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) signing of Senate Bill 1306, which eradicates from state laws references to "husband and wife." Progressive media outlets are heralding this change as necessary and overdo. "California's same-sex couples may now be pronounced spouse and spouse after Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed a bill [last] Monday eliminating outdated 'husband and wife' references from state laws," Huffington Post reported. "Senate Bill 1306 was introduced by state Sen. Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) to eliminate confusion and...
  • CA: Intruder Ignores Warning Shots, Is Shot by Homeowner

    07/21/2014 1:38:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this strange incident, little is said about why the intruder tried to force his way into the shooters home.   All that we know is that the homeowner drove into his garage, and the intruder drove a car behind the homeowner to prevent the garage door from closing.  A verbal altercation followed, then warning shots were fired, then the  intruder was shot. The authorities are investigating the incident, which they say stems from the rather ambiguous term "road rage". From the marinscope.com: The homeowner, a 71-year-old man, drove into his garage, and the other man tried to drive in behind...
  • S.F. offers welcome to immigrant children

    07/20/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 25 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | July 19, 2014 | Heather Knight
    San Francisco politicians love to opine on major national and international issues - even if their stance will have no bearing on anything other than bolstering their own egos. Impeach George W. Bush! End the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan! But this time, City Hall officials have seized on a significant issue - the swell of undocumented children from Central America crossing the U.S. border - that they just might be able to influence in a real way. The Board of Supervisors has voted unanimously to fund relief efforts for children arriving in the city, according to immigration advocates, at...
  • Calif. Muslims see religious liberty burden in butchering rule

    07/10/2014 10:05:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    cna ^ | July 10, 2014 | Kevin J. Jones
    Muslims advocates gathered at the California state capitol. Photo courtesy of the Council on American-Islamic Relations CA. Sacramento, Calif., Jul 10, 2014 / 04:07 am (CNA).- Proposed California food safety rules for butchering animals have raised concerns among the state’s Muslims, who say the rules would prevent them from practicing their religious beliefs. “Religious freedom is an important issue for all Americans. It is at the core of the freedoms our country was founded on and a value we pride ourselves on,” Zahra Billoo, executive director of the Council of Islamic Relations’ San Francisco Bay Area Office, told CNA July...
  • Earthquake Big Bear Lake, CA

    07/05/2014 10:06:29 AM PDT · by Excellence · 43 replies
    earthquake.usgs.gov ^ | July 5, 2014 | earthquake.usgs.gov
    We felt it here in the high desert, north of BBL.
  • Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family

    07/01/2014 9:49:17 PM PDT · by Salvation · 17 replies
    CE.com ^ | 07-01-14 | Sean Fitzpatrick
    Bl. Junípero Serra and the Holy Family Sean FitzpatrickOn September 25th, 1988, Pope St. John Paul II beatified a swarthy, Spanish, asthmatic priest of small stature who was a dazzling scholar, a tireless apostle, and the founder of many missionaries from San Diego to San Francisco—Junípero Serra, who walked the western desert to irrigate souls with the water that becomes a spring welling up to eternal life.Born Miguel Jose Serra Ferrer on November 14, 1730, in Petra, Majorca, Spain, this servant of God and God’s people became a Franciscan after a brilliant career as a scholar of philosophy, taking...
  • California Liberals Pass Bill to Regulate Sex....(Control Freaks)

    06/06/2014 10:00:05 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 63 replies
    IJReview ^ | 6/6/2014 | Kevin Boyd
    bill that has just passed the California State Senate could effectively make criminals out of many people- just for having sex. The bill, SB 967, would require “affirmative consent” before college-age couples can have sex. This would essentially outlaw sex that is had “while in the heat of passion”. From Breitbart News: SB 967, amended last week by state Sen. Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), would mandate that college students obtain “an affirmative, unambiguous, and conscious decision by each participant to engage in mutually agreed-upon sexual activity.” ……….. “Obviously, there is a problem,” he said in the report. “SB 967...
  • Do Dead Kids Trump the Constitution?

    05/29/2014 4:52:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    While examples of the old media using their power to push for ever more restrictive gun laws are so common as to be the norm, this segment by CBS is a particularly clear example: Newtown families have high hopes for N.J. gun ammo bill Exactly one family was said to be present lobbying for the bill; the father cites a theory with little to no evidence to support its premise.  An emotional father who lost a son is pushing for more gun restrictions that are virtually irrelevant to mass shootings;  the mass shootings are a tiny segment of homicides...
  • After mass shootings, the status quo reigns supreme in Congress

    05/28/2014 3:42:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2014 | Jamie Fuller
    After the shooting at University of California, Santa Barbara on Friday, a rampage that left six students dead from gun or knife wounds, many parents and politicians found the federal government's past responses to similar tragedies to be one of the culprits. “Have we learned nothing?”
  • CA:Firefighter receives minor injury from burning Ammunition

    05/27/2014 1:17:04 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Firefighters have known for years that burning small arms ammunition produces a very low level of danger  to firemen.   This is from the SAAMI paper, "Facts About Sporting Ammunition Fires":  Ammunition fired in the open, not enclosed in a gun's chamber, discharges with such inefficiency that the projectile will not even penetrate an ordinary fiberboard shipping container panel at very close range. When not strongly and tightly confined, smokeless propellant powders burn relatively slowly and do not explode as we know they do when fired in a gun. Pressure within a cartridge case must build up to several...
  • Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow slam movie critic linking their comedies

    05/27/2014 10:49:10 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 2 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2014 | Ethan Sacks
    Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow are not laughing over a film critic's op-ed that suggested their movies could have influenced the mass murder in Santa Barbara, Calif.
  • Cops never saw shooter’s disturbing videos before spree

    05/25/2014 4:22:15 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 25, 2014 | Associated Press
    His parents said they were so concerned that they called police. Officers who showed up at Rodger’s doorstep for a mental health check in April, however, found a well-mannered if shy young man whom they concluded posed no risk. They hadn’t seen the videos, and by the time law enforcement had, it was too late: Rodger had gone on a deadly rampage. The sheriff’s office “was not aware of any videos until after the shooting rampage occurred,” Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kelly Hoover said. Sheriff Bill Brown has defended the officers’ actions, but the case highlights the challenges...
  • Gunman stabbed 3 to death before spree

    05/25/2014 8:57:41 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 40 replies
    New York Post ^ | Kathianne Boniello, David K. Li, Laura Italiano and Linda Massarella
    Only when cops entered Rodger’s nearby apartment did they find his first victims: three multiply-stabbed men whose names were withheld Saturday night, pending family notification. It remained unclear Saturday night if any of the three were Rodger’s two roommates. He had written in the manifesto that he would “have to kill” them so he could turn the place into “my personal torture and killing chamber.” “I will start luring people into my apartment, knock them out with a hammer, and slit their throats. I will torture some of the good looking people before I kill them, assuming that the good...