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  • ‘Savage as ever!’ Camille Paglia’s take on 2020 Dem presidential field is not to be missed

    12/16/2018 7:17:07 PM PST · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 12/5/2018 | Sarah D.
    Camille Paglia is a rare bird: A liberal who’s not afraid to tell the truth about liberals. In a recent Q & A with Spectator USA, Paglia sounded off about a variety of topics, including the likely class of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates. And let’s just say she didn’t mince words: "If the economy continues strong, Trump will be reelected. The Democrats (my party) have been in chaos since the 2016 election and have no coherent message except Trump hatred. Despite the vast pack of potential candidates, no one yet seems to have the edge. I had high hopes for...
  • Thousands Of Teachers March In Downtown Los Angeles As Strike Looms

    12/16/2018 4:47:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 37 replies
    See BS local ^ | 12/15/18
    (CBSLA/AP) — Thousands of teachers who may go on strike against the nation’s second-largest school district next month marched and rallied in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday. United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union estimates 50,000 were there. The crowd had relief from overcrowding at the top of their wish list. **SNIP** UTLA teachers and supporters wore red for unity. They are seeing red over LAUSD’s reluctance to part with more green. “I want to see investment in the schools and in the kids,” said LAUSD parent Carmen Montecito. UTLA says if LAUSD would just tap in to its almost $2...
  • Dozens of L.A. Pensions Exceeding IRS Limits, Costing Taxpayers Millions Extra

    12/16/2018 2:17:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 20 replies
    heir lavish pensions forced the city to establish an “Excess Benefit Plan” to pay what the pension system cannot legally cover, using money that could otherwise be tapped to fix sidewalks, fight homelessness or hire more cops. The list of recipients is dominated by former cops and firefighters whose million-dollar payouts from a separate retirement program drove their incomes well over the $220,000 annual limit the IRS allows pension funds to pay.
  • Schumer bending over backward to help Kamala Harris… for some reason

    12/13/2018 3:04:48 AM PST · by yoe · 40 replies
    Hot Air ^ | December 12, 2018 | Jazz Shaw
    [snip] So the GOP is going to allow the Democrats to keep all their current seats on the Judiciary Committee in exchange for expanding the panel and adding another Republican. Mitch McConnell must have signed off on this agreement, but why? It’s already a very sizable committee and the Republicans aren’t worried about elevating any possible POTUS contenders at this stage. Why would Cocaine Mitch be throwing a bone to the Democrats now?
  • Democrat Senator Kamala Harris to Retain Seat on Judiciary Committe

    12/12/2018 7:40:39 AM PST · by skimbell · 41 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 12-11-18 | Nate Church
    California Senator Kamala Harris was at risk of losing her seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee but kept it with the assistance of Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer
  • Kamala Harass: the Power of a Prickly-Pointed Pen is Mightier than a Paper Tigress

    12/05/2018 6:20:09 AM PST · by poconopundit · 44 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 12/5/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Kamala Harris (aka Kamel Hump & Harass) is famous for her pompous way of asking questions in Senate hearings. So I scanned Google Images to find a picture of Harris to turn into a meme.  I soon discovered a couple of interesting facts: It's hard to find a picture of Harris standing in a group.  You can find endless pictures of her sitting behind a desk or standing behind a lectern.  Then I looked it up and discovered that she and Chuck Todd could be twins because they are both 5 foot 2 inches tall.  So this is why she...
  • Kamala Harris’ DOJ received misconduct claim involving aide months before she left: report

    12/16/2018 12:15:48 PM PST · by Yosemitest · 16 replies
    www.FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 15, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    ... GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel wrote ... senator [Kamala Harris ] was either “lying or grossly incompetent.” “No one is buying Kamala Harris’s claim she didn’t know her top aide of 14 yrs was accused of sexual harassment, resulting in a $400K settlement,” .... ... the department was alerted on Oct. 3, 2016 that Hartley will pursue legal action. Hartley had also already requested the right to sue from ... . Her complaint ... detailed the allegations of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation – naming Wallace and “those who worked for him” as the culprit. The lawsuit ... alleged...
  • Mother of American student stabbed to death in Netherlands 'totally in shock'

    12/14/2018 7:04:24 AM PST · by ETL · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 14, 2018 | BEN GITTLESON, CONOR FINNEGAN and EMILY SHAPIRO
    Donee Odegard knew what happened the minute two sheriffs showed up at her door. She'd been through it before. The authorities asked her a few questions about her daughter, Sarah Papenheim, before delivering the news: Her daughter had been stabbed to death while studying abroad in the Netherlands. "He was sad to inform me that my beautiful daughter had passed. I kind of knew it was coming when you have done this before," said Odegard, whose son had committed suicide at 21 three years ago, in an interview with "Good Morning America." Papenheim, a Minnesotan native, died Wednesday afternoon after...
  • American student stabbed to death in the Netherlands, police say

    12/14/2018 5:57:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    CNN ^ | By Madeline Holcombe,
    A 21-year-old American student was stabbed to death in Rotterdam, allegedly by her roommate, police confirmed Friday. According to a police statement, authorities received reports of a quarrel at an apartment on Kralingse Kerklaan on Wednesday. When they entered the apartment, the statement said, police found Sarah Papenheim with stab wounds and attempted to resuscitate her. Police say those attempts were unsuccessful, and she died of her injuries. An investigation led authorities to the suspect, Papenheim's 23-year-old roommate, who was arrested at the Eindhoven train station, the police statement said. The two lived in the same apartment with their own...
  • Mrs. Term Limits Stays on Top of the Swamp

    12/16/2018 7:37:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 16, 20108 | Paul Jacob
    Do politicians oppose term limits on principle?For the answer to be yes, we would first have to explain to them what principles are. Yet, even beyond consideration of such thorny truths, or their visceral flashing-a-cross-to-a-vampire reaction to the two words “term limits,” are politicians — even the most career-obsessed, decades-long incumbents — unalterably opposed to term limits?Not a trick question. Sure, politicians adamantly oppose term limits that cut against their self-interest, i.e. have the audacity to apply to them. But they are often for term limits . . . when the limitation applies to others.Meaning, of course, that our congresspeople are...
  • Regulators accuse California utility PG&E of falsifying (safety) records on natural gas pipelines

    12/16/2018 8:09:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    KSBY ^ | 12/15/18
    Regulators on Friday accused one of California’s largest utilities of falsifying safety documents for natural gas pipelines for years following its criminal conviction and multimillion-dollar fine for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people near San Francisco. The California Public Utilities Commission said an investigation by its safety and enforcement division found Pacific Gas & Electric Co. lacked enough employees to fulfill requests to find and mark natural gas pipelines. Because of the staff shortage, PG&E pressured supervisors and locators to complete the work, leading staff to falsify data from 2012 to 2017, regulators said. The company “had common knowledge...
  • Why Democrats really fear Trump's wall

    12/15/2018 10:45:49 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | By Jennifer Harper
    Why should the U.S. build a better wall on the southern border? House Majority Whip Steve Scalise offered a clear and candid rationale during a Fox News appearance this week, telling host Mark Levin that 10 known terrorists are captured each day trying to breach the border. U.S. Customs and Border Protections also informed Congress that 3,029 people were apprehended in one day this month — deeming the occurrence a crisis. Meanwhile, 21 percent of all potential migrants — an astonishing 158 million people — would like to come live in America if they could, according to a Gallup analysis,...
  • US Lawmaker Suggests ‘WallCoin’ to Fund Trump’s Mexico Border Wall

    12/15/2018 5:24:47 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 83 replies
    Coindesk.com ^ | December 14, 2017 | Nikhilesh De
    Ohio Congressman Warren Davidson thinks crowdfunding may provide a solution to the controversial proposal of building a wall on the Mexican border. And, perhaps more notably, he suggested using a cryptocurrency to do so. During an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep, the U.S. lawmaker explained that he has already proposed letting the American public pay for the wall, which is opposed by Democrats but mades up a key aspect of President Donald Trump’s list of 2016 campaign promises. In particular, Davidson told Inskeep, he has suggested a private funding program wherein “the American people, or whomever should choose to donate,”...
  • Faithful Flock to Pay Tribute to Effigy of Virgin Mary That Appeared Near Artesia Church ...

    12/15/2018 6:54:48 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    KTLA ^ | December 14, 2018 | , by Erika Martin,
    Full Title: Faithful Flock to Pay Tribute to Effigy of Virgin Mary That Appeared Near Artesia Church on Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe Crowds have been gathering near a church in Artesia the past few days after an unusual stain that bears a resemblance to the Virgin Mary appeared on a sidewalk on Wednesday — the same day Catholics celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. The image was spotted on the 1800 block of Clarkdale Avenue by parishioners returning to their car of from an early morning mass at the Holy Family Catholic Church in celebration...
  • California court blocks pardon of man who killed at age 14

    12/14/2018 8:33:44 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018 | Paul Elias
    In a rare step, the California Supreme Court has blocked Gov. Jerry Brown’s attempt to issue a pardon to a 37-year-old Cambodian refugee who killed a woman when he was 14 years old. The court gave no reason for the rejection, but earlier noted it only had the authority to do so in the case of an “abuse of power.”Brown’s pardon would have effectively stopped Borey Ai’s deportation to Cambodia, a nation where his mother was born but he has never seen. The governor in the last 10 months has pardoned seven ex-convicts who otherwise faced the threat of deportation...
  • Harassment Claim Arrived at California DOJ Months Before Sen. Kamala Harris Left

    12/14/2018 9:50:10 PM PST · by bitt · 13 replies
    roll call ^ | 12/14/2018 | emily kopp
    According to lawsuit, longtime Harris aide demeaned his executive assistant Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., expressed surprise and frustration when reports first surfaced last week that a longtime aide had settled allegations of gender discrimination last year — attributing her lack of awareness to a “breakdown” in communication. But the California Department of Justice received notification of the suit three months before Harris left her position as state attorney general, according to a new report. According to a lawsuit, Harris confidante Larry Wallace demeaned and retaliated against Danielle Hartley when she worked as his executive assistant at the state Department of...
  • LA college district abolishes free speech zones as part of lawsuit settlement

    12/14/2018 5:10:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/14/18 | Perry Chiaramonte
    A Los Angeles college student who sued his school for allegedly curbing his right to free speech after it prevented him from passing out copies of the U.S. Constitution was vindicated in court this week. The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD), which represents nine schools, including Pierce College, agreed on Wednesday to settle a lawsuit filed against them last year by student Kevin Shaw after he was barred from passing out copies of the document because he wasn’t in the school’s designated “free speech zone,” which measured 616 square feet or about the size of three parking spaces. As...
  • Chief justice of California Supreme Court quits GOP over Kavanaugh confirmation

    12/14/2018 11:06:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 60 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | December 14, 2018 | By Dartunorro Clark (D-NBC)
    Chief Justice of California Tani Cankil-Sakauye has reportedly renounced her Republican Party registration and re-registered as a no-party-preference voter, citing Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Cankil-Sakauye made the comments in a phone interview on Thursday to CALmatters, a nonprofit news organization, saying that she had been thinking about Kavanaugh's September confirmation hearing. "I’ve been thinking about it for some time," Cankil-Sakauye said of her decision. She said that she spoke with her husband and friends about the hearing and their conclusion was that "you didn’t leave the party - the party left you." “I felt compelled to make a choice...
  • Intel panel expects to refer more cases of suspected lying to Mueller

    12/13/2018 3:42:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/13/18 | Morgan Chalfant
    Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said Thursday that the Senate Intelligence Committee has made "quite a few referrals" to special counsel Robert Mueller of cases where witnesses questioned in the panel’s Russia probe were suspected of lying, adding he expects there will be more. “We’ve made quite a few referrals,” Burr, who chairs the Senate panel, told The Hill on Thursday afternoon. “I won’t get into the numbers, but where we have found criminality, we have made those referrals and I’m sure that they’re not the last." The Senate GOP chairman first revealed in November that the committee had referred cases...
  • No. 2 House Republican: Gov't shutdown would be 'stupid'

    12/13/2018 3:19:57 PM PST · by Mariner · 64 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | December 13th, 2018 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A looming, partial government shutdown would be "stupid" but might be unavoidable if Democrats refuse to support President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico, the second-ranking House Republican said on Thursday. Even if Republicans assemble enough votes to approve the wall in the House, the plan probably will fail in the Senate, said Rep. Kevin McCarthy of California. The House majority leader noted that Senate Democrats have pledged to block the bill from receiving the necessary 60 votes. McCarthy said on the House floor that he thinks "going into a shutdown is stupid," but he offered...