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  • Feinstein tells Haaretz: PM speech 'inappropriate,' Iran sanctions 'dangerous'

    01/25/2015 5:50:31 AM PST · by Dave346 · 33 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Jan. 25, 2015 | 12:07 PM | Chemi Shalev
    Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California says that inviting Prime Minister Netanyahu to address Congress during an Israeli election period is “highly inappropriate” and that imposing new sanctions on Iran at this time is “reckless and dangerous.” Feinstein’s statement to Haaretz comes against the backdrop of the growing backlash against Netanyahu’s upcoming March 3 speech to Congress, which is already causing some Democratic lawmakers to rethink their support for the Iran sanctions bill proposed by Democratic Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey and Republican Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois. According to journalist Laura Rozen of Al-Monitor, Menendez is trying to...
  • Pelosi's Syriana Versus Boehner's Bibi Invitation

    01/25/2015 7:23:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    "I don't believe I'm poking anyone in the eye," House Speaker John Boehner asserted Wednesday. That was after His Speakership told the media that he had invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak before a joint session of Congress about "the grave threats radical Islam and Iran pose to our security and way of life." Of course it was a poke in the eye. Boehner admitted he did not consult with the White House before inviting Bibi. Netanyahu wants Congress to threaten tougher sanctions against Tehran. During his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama warned Congress...
  • Nancy Pelosi, Liberals Admit 'Obamacare' Funds Abortion, Now That Republicans Voted to Strip Funding

    01/25/2015 7:23:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/24/2015 | Napp Nazworth
    Even though pro-lifers were criticized for saying that "Obamacare" funds abortion, some liberals, including House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, are now complaining about Obamacare abortion funding that the U.S. House voted to remove Thursday. The No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, which passed 242-179, would require that insurance plans that receive government funding no longer cover elective abortions. In reaction, some liberals have argued that the bill would increase taxes on small business. "Republicans Include Tax Hike In Latest Abortion Bill," announced the headline of a Huffington Post article by Jennifer Bendery. But arguing that it is a tax increase...
  • Republican Fiorina Takes Aim at Clinton in Iowa

    01/24/2015 8:56:51 PM PST · by entropy12 · 23 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jan 24, 2015 | ABC News
    Businesswoman Carly Fiorina is introducing herself to Iowa's Republican voters by drawing contrast with the top prospective candidate on the Democratic side. Fiorina went hard at Hillary Rodham Clinton in a speech Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit. Fiorina cast the former secretary of state as a disappointment on the world stage who failed to defuse serious foreign policy threats.
  • More homeless camps are appearing beyond downtown L.A.'s skid row

    01/24/2015 12:41:53 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 24, 2015 | Gale Holland
    Evicted four months ago from their Highland Park apartment, Louis Morales and his 18-year-old stepson, Arthur Valenzuela, live half-hidden by brush along the nearby Arroyo Seco riverbed. Morales, 49, keeps a framed bible verse and a stuffed monkey in his tent. Water hauled by bike from a park heats up on the camp stove. Next door, their friend Johnny Salazar fixes bikes and shattered computer screens on the cheap for people who live in the neighborhood. A brother and sister Morales has known for years live up the river, and three couples stay down by the bridge.
  • Oakland Public Elementary School Devotes Week to Extolling Black Panther Party

    01/24/2015 12:43:45 PM PST · by massmike · 7 replies
    http://moonbattery.com/ ^ | 01/24/2015 | n/a
    Glenview Elementary, the Oakland public elementary school that last year horrified parents with its homosexual indoctrination of children as young as five, doesn’t limit itself to promoting perversity. Instilling Black Power dogma is also crucial if children are to grow up to be politically correct Democrats. This includes deification of the violent Black Panthers. A parent received this flyer by email:
  • Judge Orders California To Make Timely Decisions On Medicaid Coverage

    01/23/2015 3:42:31 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    Kaiser Health News ^ | January 23, 2015 | By Anna Gorman
    Medi-Cal applicants who have been waiting for more than 45 days can receive temporary health benefits while officials determine eligibility for the public insurance program, a state Superior Court judge ruled this week. The suit, which was filed in Alameda County Superior Court by a coalition of health advocates and legal services groups, cited delays in enrolling pregnant women, children and adults with life-threatening conditions. Advocates said many either had to postpone treatment or pay cash to see doctors. Medi-Cal is California’s version of Medicaid, the publicly funded insurance program for poor and disabled residents. Prompted by the Affordable Care...
  • Griffith Observatory Extends Hours For Triple-Shadow Transit Of Jupiter’s Moons

    01/23/2015 1:25:35 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    Angelenos will get their chance Friday to witness a rare celestial event when the shadows of three of Jupiter’s largest moons will fall upon Jupiter at the same time. Griffith Observatory will stay open one hour later than normal to allow visitors who are already at the park to watch the triple-shadow transit as Jupiter’s three moons – Io, Europa, and Callisto – will cross the planet’s disk throughout the evening. Three moon shadows will not appear simultaneously on Jupiter again, from Los Angeles, until 2032, according to the Observatory. As if the triple shadow transit weren’t enough, there will...
  • [San Francisco Bay Area] Protesters pack BART meeting to call for end to Black Friday prosecution

    01/22/2015 10:15:05 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 6 replies
    mercurynews.com ^ | 01/22/2015 | David DeBolt
    OAKLAND -- Supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement packed a BART board of directors meeting Thursday, demanding the transit agency drop charges and possible fines against 14 protesters arrested after shutting down the West Oakland station in November. Thursday's show of support was the latest public action targeting BART's handling of the Nov. 28 protest, and follows a petition calling for BART to drop criminal charges against protesters. On Nov. 28, the group now known as the "Black Friday 14" chained themselves to a train on the West Oakland station platform, delaying transbay service for about three hours. --SNIP--...
  • Pelosi slams Netanyahu invite

    01/22/2015 9:16:13 AM PST · by maggief · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Lillis
    Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) surprise invitation to have Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu address Congress was "inappropriate," House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi charged Thursday The California Democrat said that, not only did Boehner break congressional protocol by not consulting with Democratic leaders about the invitation, but the timing of the speech — coming just a few weeks ahead of Israel's contentious national elections — hints that politics are at play. "It's out of the ordinary that the Speaker would decide that he would be inviting people to a joint session without any bipartisan consultation," Pelosi said Thursday during her weekly...
  • Petty: President Refuses to Meet with Netanyahu During US Visit (Just like in September 2012)

    01/22/2015 11:28:09 AM PST · by Dave346 · 13 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | January 22, 2015 12:25 pm
    <p>President Barack Obama will not meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he travels to Washington in March, the White House said Thursday, one day after being caught off-guard by Republicans' invitation for the Israeli leader to address a joint session of Congress.</p>
  • “Pro-Life” Lawmakers Sabotage Vote on Bill to Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

    01/22/2015 6:38:19 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | 1/22/15 | Steven Ertelt
    A handful of “pro-life” lawmakers have sabotaged a vote House Republican leaders planned for today to ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on scientific evidence showing unborn babies feel pain in abortions. As LifeNews reported yesterday, Rep. Renee Ellmers of North Carolina along with Reps. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania and Jackie Walorski of Indiana — each of whom have pro-life voting records — objected to a vote on the bill on the grounds that the language in the bill did not do enough to allow women who have been victimized by rape to have abortions. Together, they reportedly...
  • California lawmakers introduce ‘death with dignity’ bill

    01/22/2015 6:14:53 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 4 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 01/21/2015 | Laurel Rosenhall
    Flanked by the family of a brain cancer patient who left California to end her own life, state lawmakers Wednesday introduced a bill to allow doctors to prescribe a lethal dose of drugs to terminally ill people who want to die.
  • 'I haven't heard him talk in a while...': Californians caught in Jimmy Kimmel prank - MLK alive

    01/20/2015 5:08:39 PM PST · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/20/15
    'I haven't heard him talk in a while...': Californians caught in Jimmy Kimmel prank seem to think Martin Luther King is STILL ALIVE... and gave a speech on MLK day He may have been judged a significant enough political figure to warrant a federal holiday - but some Americans seem not even to know Martin Luther King Jr is dead. A string of pedestrians tracked down on a California street on Martin Luther King day Monday claimed they had seen seen a speech they were told the civil rights leader gave that morning in Washington, D.C. Speaking to a cameraman...
  • Senator’s husband profits for 15 years from federal funds (Feinstein-Blum)

    01/19/2015 5:56:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1/19/15 | Richard Johnson
    My report Sunday on the lucrative deal Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband has to sell 56 post office buildings barely scratched the surface of her conflicts of interest. The California Democrat’s financier husband, Richard C. Blum, is estimated to be a billionaire from his shrewd investments in companies that profit from federal policies. “For at least 15 years, Feinstein has appeared to support government contracts that push federal funds toward companies co-owned or governed by her powerful, billionaire husband, Richard C. Blum,” Breitbart News reported.
  • Cops clearing westbound San Mateo Bridge after protest shuts lanes [San Francisco Bay Area]

    01/19/2015 6:09:55 PM PST · by Lonely Bull · 17 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Monday, January 19, 2015 | J.K. Dineen
    A group of people describing themselves as Stanford students blocked westbound traffic on the San Mateo Bridge minutes before 5 p.m. on Monday. Television footage showed officers making arrests soon after the students, carrying banners and a Palestinian flag, took to the bridge. Protesters said they hoped to shut down traffic for 28 minutes.
  • California Teacher Allegedly Arranged Beach Trip For Sex With Students

    01/19/2015 4:59:08 PM PST · by Steelfish · 80 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 19, 2015 | AMY HUBBARD AND EMILY ALPERT REYES
    California Teacher Allegedly Arranged Beach Trip For Sex With Students (Pics in URL) By AMY HUBBARD AND EMILY ALPERT REYES Two female Southern California teachers had sex with male high school students during an overnight beach camping trip that one of the teachers orchestrated, authorities say. Melody Lippert, 38, and Michelle Ghirelli, 30, are set to be arraigned in Orange County on Wednesday. A student Ghirelli is accused of having sex with was under 18 years old, while Lippert allegedly had sex with a student who was 18, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
  • Steyer outlines Senate goals for climate, taxes, education

    01/19/2015 2:21:42 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2015 | By Timothy Cama
    Tom Steyer is telling potential supporters that if he were to run for Senate in California, he would set policy goals related to climate change, taxes and public education. If he does not meet certain goals in six years, Steyer would pledge not to run for a second term. The billionaire environmentalist and former hedge fund manager spent $74 billion in the midterm elections in an effort to elect more lawmakers who want to fight climate change. Steyer also wants to ensure that the highest income earners pay effective tax rates that are at least the same level as the...
  • Sen. Ted Cruz Appearance Has Hollywood Group on Edge

    01/18/2015 8:48:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 18, 2015 | Paul Bond
    Some members of a Hollywood organization are questioning whether to honor Ted Cruz. The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors this year chose the conservative Senator from Texas as one of its recipients of its annual "American Spirit Award." Another is to go to liberal Calif. governor Jerry Brown. The Caucus, founded three decades ago by Norman Lear, Aaron Spelling and others, has set a meeting Monday to determine whether to stick with its plan to give a Spirit award to Cruz after some of its more liberal members objected to the selection, and some threatened to quit if the...
  • Murder of man found in Santa Cruz Mountains 9 years ago remains mystery

    03/23/2013 5:16:46 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 10 replies
    Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | 03/22/2013 | Shanna McCord
    SANTA CRUZ -- Nine years ago, Angel Anthony Valtierra's body was found tangled in brush 20 feet down a steep hill on Upper East Zayante Road. Not a single day passes where Valtierra's family doesn't pray his killer will be arrested and brought to justice. His mother, Rachel Valtierra, said she often wakes up crying in the middle of the night. "I'm just angry because nobody got caught for it," Rachel Valtierra, 55, said Friday. "Nothing ever came of it. It's like we're standing still, and that's very hard for me." Valtierra -- a San Jose resident whose pregnant girlfriend...
  • Man Says He Has More Evidence His Father Committed Infamous Black Dahlia Murder

    08/23/2013 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    A former LAPD homicide detective unveiled new evidence Thursday that he says reveals who killed the Black Dahlia. Steve Hodel believes the killer was his own father. Hodel’s father George was booked in 1949 for incest and child molestation. He was also a prime suspect for the 1947 never-solved Black Dahlia murder.
  • The REAL Black Dahlia

    08/14/2006 7:03:03 AM PDT · by Houmatt · 27 replies · 3,743+ views
    www.blackdahlia.info ^ | 8-14-06 | Houmatt
    With the film version of James Ellroy's novel, "The Black Dahlia" soon to be released, it is necessary to let people know the Elizabeth Short portrayed in the novel and on the screen is not the real Elizabeth Short at all. Here is a website created and maintained by Mary Pacios, who actually knew her, and author of the book, "Childhood Shadows."
  • Casting Questions Around 'The Black Dahlia'

    02/09/2005 6:04:31 AM PST · by Jay777 · 20 replies · 1,730+ views
    Fox News ^ | Wednesday, February 09, 2005 | Roger Friedman
    Brian De Palma Casts for 'Untouchables' An inadvertent casting listing this week could have gotten famed director Brian De Palma in a lot of trouble. De Palma and producer Art Linson — the men who gave us "The Untouchables" a decade ago — are casting a supporting role for their new film, "The Black Dahlia." Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson and possibly Hilary Swank will play the leads. But eyebrows were raised yesterday when DePalma and Linson sent out a casting call for a girl who looks 13 to play nude lesbian scenes in the movie. The film is based on...
  • Ex-Cop Claims His Father Was 'Black Dahlia' Killer

    04/11/2003 7:04:51 PM PDT · by concentric circles · 31 replies · 499+ views
    NBC4 - TV, Los Angeles ^ | April 11, 2003 | AP
    A retired homicide detective believes that his father committed the notorious "Black Dahlia" murder that has been unsolved for half a century. In a new book, Steve Hodel states that late physician George Hodel killed 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short in a fit of jealousy. Her body, severed at the waist, nearly drained of blood and posed with arms and legs spread-eagle, was found in a vacant lot in 1947. Authorities said her face and body had been slashed, apparently while she was alive. Short was nicknamed the "Black Dahlia" by acquaintances because of the black clothing and the flower...
  • 4 Years Later, Mystery Still Shrouds McStay Family

    02/05/2014 11:49:02 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Feb 4, 2014 | Monica Garske
    The McStay family, who lived in Fallbrook, vanished on February 4, 2010Tuesday marked exactly four years since San Diego’s McStay family vanished without a trace, leaving few clues behind in a case that has baffled San Diego law enforcement and captured international attention. The family – parents Joseph and Summer McStay and their young sons, 4-year-old Gianni McStay and 3-year-old Joseph Matteo McStay – disappeared from their home in Fallbrook on Feb. 4, 2010. After more than three years of no resolve in the case of San Diego's missing McStay family, the case got a major break on November 15,...
  • California Trees Nailed As The Source Of Mystery Infections

    08/23/2014 6:35:35 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 38 replies
    © 2014 NPR ^ | August 22, 2014 3:32 PM ET | by NANCY SHUTE
    A fungus called Cryptococcus gattii can cause life-threatening infections, especially in people with compromised immune systems. One-third of AIDS-related deaths are thought to be caused by the fungus. But though people in Southern California have been getting sick from C. gatti for years, nobody knew how.... C. gattii from three trees, Canary Island pine, New Zealand pohutukawa and American sweet gum, matched almost exactly with C. gattii from infected patients. And the tree samples matched not just those from recent patients but from people who were sick 10 to 12 years ago. Thus this strain of C. gattii has been...
  • Mystery of the glowing orb: Bizarre fireball that splits in two (trun title - video)

    01/07/2015 4:07:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | Richard Gray
    A mysterious glowing orb has been filmed breaking away from an unidentified meteorite-like object as it streaked across the sky above California. The unusual object can be seen moving through the sky leaving a long tail behind that is characteristic of space debris or a meteorite burning up in the atmosphere. But after a few seconds a second round object separates from the main fireball and moves off in the opposite direction. UFO hunters have claimed the bright orb may have been some sort of escape pod from a crashing ship. However, others have said it is more likely to...
  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s husband is about to make $1B off a government real estate deal

    01/17/2015 6:54:59 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/17/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Hey, we started off the day with a happy story, so in the interest of keeping the tone positive here on the Hot Gas ranch, let’s finish my shift up with another one. I know all of you are fans of capitalism in general, and just love seeing hard work and inspiration pay off for the little guy who makes it big. With that in mind, who wouldn’t feel their heart melt over the story of a spunky gal from the left coast who rises from humble roots and winds up helping her husband tuck away a few dollars...
  • Senator’s husband stands to profit big from government deal

    01/17/2015 4:34:05 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 44 replies
    Page Six.com ^ | January 16, 2015 | RIchard Johnson
    Ever wonder how lowly paid lawmakers leave office filthy rich? Sen. Dianne Feinstein is showing how it’s done. The US Postal Service plans to sell 56 buildings — so it can lease space more expensively — and the real estate company of the California senator’s husband, Richard Blum, is set to pocket about $1 billion in commissions.
  • Dem. Rep. Barbara Lee: Calling terrorists 'Islamic extremists' would anger them

    01/17/2015 11:34:04 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 1/16/15 | Joe Newby
    While appearing on MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes," Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., said the Obama administration was correct in refusing to refer to Islamic terrorists as "Islamic extremists," the Washington Free Beacon reported Thursday. The reason, she explained, is that doing so would anger them and possibly cause them to engage in even more terrorism. "They’re responsible for ensuring our national security. We have to be careful in our language and how we — I don’t want to see any more anger and hostility or violence in the world," she said. "Our response to terrorism is a response that...
  • Top Democrat: ‘Un-American’ to Question Muslim Lawmaker on Intel Panel

    01/16/2015 8:13:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | January 16, 2015 | Wynton Hall
    Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said those who criticize the appointment of Democratic Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) to the Intelligence Committee because he is a Muslim are “un-American.” Schiff, who is the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said he has been “deeply disturbed” by the reaction by some to Carson’s appointment last week. “I am deeply disturbed that since his appointment to the committee, Congressman Carson has been subject to vicious, anti-Muslim attacks online and in social media, questioning his loyalty to our country solely because of his faith.”(continued)
  • Pope Francis Announces Sainthood for Junipero Serra, Founder of California Missions

    01/15/2015 9:23:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    Reuters and KQED-TV ^ | January 15, 2015 | Dan Brekke
    <p>Pope Francis announced Thursday that he will canonize Father Junipero Serra, the founder of California’s missions and a controversial figure for his role in a process that began the decimation of the Native American population here.</p> <p>The pope said the canonization — the formal elevation of a person to sainthood — will take place in September, when he’s scheduled to visit the East Coast.</p>
  • For black students at UC Berkeley, protests are about Ferguson — and their own lives

    01/15/2015 9:14:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | January 15, 2015 | Mara Van Ells
    On Dec 4, 2014, the Black Student Union of UC Berkeley held the first of three protests. Students occupied The Golden Bear Cafe for 4.5 hours, the amount of time Michael Brown’s body lay in the street in Ferguson, Mo.Over the last month, the Black Student Union at UC Berkeley has organized three separate events to protest police killings of unarmed black men. Students have marched on the streets, through local businesses, and sat in at cafés. The demonstrations have allowed students to grieve, heal, and show solidarity with protesters in Ferguson and Staten Island. But they have also been...
  • First Taco Bell building may be demolished

    01/14/2015 9:19:31 PM PST · by chrisinoc · 43 replies
    The Downey Patriot ^ | 1/13/2015 | none
    DOWNEY — The building that housed the world’s first Taco Bell is under “imminent threat of demolition,” according to the Downey Conservancy, a Downey-based preservation group. Although Downey is more famously recognized as the site of the oldest operating location for the world’s largest hamburger chain, it is Taco Bell that built its very first location within the city. The building, located at 7112 Firestone Blvd, was opened by founder Glen Bell in March 1962.
  • A Rising Tide Doesn't Life All Boats In California

    01/15/2015 7:05:38 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    RCM ^ | 01/15/2015 | Carson Bruno
    As President John F Kennedy once quipped, the rising tide lifts all boats; but one only needs to compare San Francisco and Stockton - cities just 80 miles apart - to question whether the rising tide lifts all boats equally. California has recovered all of the jobs the state lost during the recent recession. But that doesn't necessarily mean the state's job market is uniformly doing well. California's tale of two states isn't new or surprising, but it is one that has been conspicuously absent from the Sacramento agenda. Yet, in the event there wasn't enough evidence already, the January...
  • FBI asks questions about environmental bill by Sen. Kevin De Leon (bribed?)

    01/14/2015 3:53:32 PM PST · by Libloather · 6 replies
    LA Times ^ | 1/13/15 | Patrick McGreevy
    **SNIP** The bill was supported by companies that provide green power and energy-efficiency projects. However, Reeves said the measure was proposed by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund. The committee staff analysis concluded that parts of the measure “have potentially harmful effects for consumers.” With that analysis in hand, the legislation was opposed by two Democrats, including the committee chairman at the time, current Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and it failed passage. The Times reported last month that De Leon had fired committee staff members, but Reeves said it was to bring in experts on climate change issues to reflect...
  • Nancy Pelosi to name Muslim Brotherhood-linked Muslim Congressman to House intelligence committee

    01/14/2015 1:20:49 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 40 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 1/14/15 | Robert Spencer
    It could be worse. It could have been Keith Ellison. But this is bad enough as it is. Carson once said that “9/11 was tough on Muslims.” Discover the Networks reports that Carson has said that American schools should be modeled on madrassas, “where the foundation is the Qur’an.” “On May 26, 2012, Carson was a guest speaker at the 37th annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America/Muslim American Society (INCA [sic]/MAS), in Hartford, Connecticut. During his remarks, Carson claimed that U.S. schools should be modeled after madrassas—Islamic schools infamous for their tendency to promote sexist, anti-Semitic teachings....
  • Dianne Feinstein: ‘‘Maybe All These Terrorists Need Is Just a Big Old Bear Hug’’ (satire)

    01/14/2015 12:27:55 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    llow Americans and People of France, First, allow me to express my deepest sympathies at the tragedy that struck the people of France on Wednesday, January 7th, and then on Friday, January 9th. Seventeen families are now without sons, daughters, parents, brothers and sisters, and we in the U.S. and its Congress join the people of France in mourning and unity. Freedom of speech was also attacked on January 7th by cowards who lack the maturity and tolerance to allow anything they find sacrilegious to be said. These attackers in Paris were Islamic extremists, which leaves them on a unfortunately...
  • Secrets Revealed Behind Supervolcano Eruption

    03/10/2007 8:19:17 AM PST · by aculeus · 56 replies · 1,735+ views
    Red Orbit ^ | March 5, 2007 | Unsigned
    Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered what likely triggered the eruption of a "supervolcano" that coated much of the western half of the United States with ash fallout 760,000 years ago. Using a new technique developed at Rensselaer, the team determined that there was a massive injection of hot magma underneath the surface of what is now the Long Valley Caldera in California some time within 100 years of the gigantic volcano’s eruption. The findings suggest that this introduction of hot melt led to the immense eruption that formed one of the world’s largest volcanic craters or calderas. The...
  • Fresno's Mayor and LA County: What a fight! [can Republicans ever again win statewide?]

    01/13/2015 7:20:10 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 11 replies
    Fresno Bee ^ | January 13, 2015 | by George Hostetter
    "We knew we had problems when the returns from Los Angeles County started coming in." That's what Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin told me several days ago when we chatted by phone about her race for the state controller's office. Turns out LA County voter returns are still catching the eyes of political gurus throughout the state. To refresh, Swearengin, a Republican, lost to Betty Yee, a Democrat, in the Nov. 4 general election by a 54%-46% margin. Yee had 3,810,304 votes. Swearengin had 3,249,668 votes. That's a difference of 560,636 votes. Those numbers from the state's official Statement of Vote....
  • Boko Haram is actually putting ISIS to shame for barbarism

    01/12/2015 8:02:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/12/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    At the beginning of the year, Noah wrote what turned out to be a tragically prescient post about “that other Islamic State” which has been running roughshod over Christians and random civilians in Africa. Speaking of Boko Haram, Noah warned of the following: Recently, the group has adopted a troubling shift in tactics. Boko Haram has pivoted from primarily terrorizing the local population to executing coordinated, military-style raids on Nigerian outposts and using civilian suicide bombers to target populated areas.This campaign is making headway. During that same period, while the eyes of the world were turning more toward Europe...
  • Republicans Can Win Boxer’s Senate Seat

    01/12/2015 10:15:09 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 47 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 1/12/15 | Assemblyman Tim Donnelly
    Boxer’s Senate seat is the GOP’s to lose. But you’d never know it reading the news coverage. Pundits have already awarded the seat to one of the many Democrats rumored to run. Ironic that early rumors had two Democrat billionaires as possible suitors. I wonder how that would go. Would they tone down the class warfare rhetoric? Or would they behave like the GOP and go to war with themselves? Either way, it would be good for Republicans whose statewide drought has continued unabated since as long as anyone can remember. It’s become common knowledge that Republicans can’t win because...
  • Washington’s gas tax guzzlers "maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them"

    01/12/2015 6:12:00 AM PST · by bestintxas · 35 replies
    wash times ^ | 1/11/15 | s moore
    Suddenly everyone in Washington wants a gas tax hike — apparently so that consumers don’t save too much money at the pump. As prices keep falling, the politicians and the moochers in Washington want a piece of the action. Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Sen. Richard Durbin of Illinois and even Republicans such as Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee have linked arms with the entire road-building industry and green groups that want the cost of fuel to go up.Mrs. Pelosi won’t even hide her cynical motivation: With gas prices low, maybe motorists won’t notice that we’re gouging them: “If there’s...
  • Dianne Feinstein: Terrorist sleeper cells are in the U.S.

    01/11/2015 12:43:10 PM PST · by Kackikat · 187 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 11, 2015 | By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times Kackikat
    A key senator said Sunday she believes there are terrorist sleeper cells in the U.S. that could carry out attacks similar to the ones in France that left 17 people dead last week. Sen Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat and vice chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, did not comment on specific threats against America but said other attacks are possible.
  • Quinn: It's time for a Tech Senator (California, Boxer is retiring)

    01/11/2015 5:54:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The Santa Cruz Sentinel ^ | January 11, 2015 | Michelle Quinn
    The California technology industry has a rare opportunity: An open U.S. Senate seat from the Golden State. Could Silicon Valley put up one of its own? It's a potentially powerful idea. A tech-savvy leader replacing Sen. Barbara Boxer, who announced this week she would not seek re-election in 2016, could use the Senate as a bully pulpit to promote how Silicon Valley innovation can improve people's lives. And with a "Tech Senator," Silicon Valley, which has struggled to gain a footing in national politics, could finally achieve the influence it sees itself deserving. The Senate seat "presents an opportunity to...
  • Healthcare for Illegals Pushes California’s Budget to $5.8 Billion Over Inflation

    01/11/2015 3:26:20 PM PST · by Libloather · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1/10/15 | Chriss W. Street
    Over the last 15 years, California racked up three small surpluses, two break-evens and 10 huge deficits. “There’s not a lot of money left in the budget,” said Gov. Jerry Brown regarding the $164.7 billion budget unveiled Friday. “It’s very tight.” The real reason money is tight is Brown and the Democratic legislature increased spending by five percent in a period when inflation is averaging 1.3 percent. California’s proposed spending will jump $5.8 billion more than inflation.
  • San Joaquin Valley farmers reach secret deal in water dispute

    01/11/2015 2:36:17 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 1 replies
    sfgate.com ^ | Updated 9:44 pm, Saturday, January 10, 2015 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Details of the deal between Westlands and the federal Bureau of Reclamation have not been revealed to members of Congress, who would have to approve it. But according to a short “principles of agreement” document that has been made public, the deal would forgive $342 million in federal debt that Westlands owes for construction of the 1960s extension of the Central Valley Project to deliver water to the San Joaquin Valley farms. In return, taxpayers would be relieved of an estimated $2.7 billion obligation to remove the contaminated water that results from the irrigation. Resolution of the drainage problem would...
  • Jeb In 94: I Would Do ‘Probably Nothing’ For African-Americans

    01/10/2015 8:40:48 PM PST · by Bratch · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2016 | SCOTT GREER
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears poised for a presidential run and is currently leading the polls among potential Republican candidates for 2016, but the comments he made in 1994 during his first run for Florida’s highest office may come back to haunt him.The Associated Press reports that Bush described himself then as a “head-banging conservative” and used fiery rhetoric — such as claiming he would do “probably nothing” for African-Americans if he became governor — in his ultimately unsuccessful bid. Bush made that statement in response to a question on what he would for African-Americans if elected to office.“It’s time...
  • Four men shot dead in San Francisco: California newspaper

    01/10/2015 7:03:21 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 10, 2015 | By Eric M. Johnson
    (Reuters) - Four men were shot dead in a car in a trendy neighborhood in San Francisco, California late on Friday evening, local media reported. Gunfire erupted at about 10 p.m. local time in the Hayes Valley neighborhood, said the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper, citing police. It said no arrests had been made so far. "We've got four victims in a car here," the newspaper quoted a police officer at the scene as saying over police radio. "We've got multiple gunshot wounds here," another said. Residents reported hearing more than a dozen gunshots. Police alerted the California Highway Patrol of...
  • SFPD confirm 4 dead following shooting in Hayes Valley

    01/10/2015 7:14:24 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 09, 2015 | Katie Marzullo
    San Francisco police confirm four African-American adult males were shot dead in a car in the Hayes Valley neighborhood at Laguna and Page streets.