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    04/20/2019 9:45:58 AM PDT · by Dick Bachert · 8 replies
    Self ^ | 4 20 2019 | Dick Bachert
    I've tracked this guy (whose name I do not know) for some time and sent some of his stuff around before. This one is serious FOOD FOR THOUGHT on the difference between "statist" (a term I have used in the past and will begin to use more in the future for members of BOTH parties) and "anarchist" (a favorite scare word of the power hungry, statist control freaks in our midst). A few years ago, it was proposed that our area of the county should become another political subdivision to, you know, assure better, closer-to-the-people GOVERNMENT!  I campaigned AGAINST it...
  • The Morning Report - 4/12/19 (what a week it's been!)

    04/12/2019 6:25:40 AM PDT · by vannrox
    Ace of Spades ^ | 12APR19 | J.J. Sefton
    April 12, 2019 The Morning Report - 4/12/19 —J.J. Sefton Good morning kids. The weekend is here and, all together now, what a week it's been. The over two-year long constant drum beat and narrative that Trump with the aid of Putin stole the 2016 presidential election has been turned on its head by Attorney General William Barr's unassailable and unimpeachable (heh) declaration of his belief that it was the President that was spied on during the course of the election and even afterwards. Despite my cynicism of any of the real culprits in all of this ever facing serious...
  • Iowa social worker charged with lying in child removal case

    04/11/2019 11:49:28 AM PDT · by Norski · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 9, 2019 | RYAN J. FOLEY
    <p>IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa social worker has been charged with perjury for delivering false testimony that helped convince a judge to remove four children from their parents, investigators said Tuesday.</p> <p>Former Department of Human Services employee Chelsie Gray is charged with knowingly giving false information during a December 2017 hearing in which she recommended a judge terminate the parental rights of a mother and father.</p>
  • Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. (trun)

    04/10/2019 6:46:20 AM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
    propublica ^ | 9APR19 | by Justin Elliott
    Actual title: Congress Is About to Ban the Government From Offering Free Online Tax Filing. Thank TurboTax. Just in time for Tax Day, the for-profit tax preparation industry is about to realize one of its long-sought goals. Congressional Democrats and Republicans are moving to permanently bar the IRS from creating a free electronic tax filing system. Last week, the House Ways and Means Committee, led by Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., passed the Taxpayer First Act, a wide-ranging bill making several administrative changes to the IRS that is sponsored by Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa. In one of...
  • The slow-motion disaster undermining New York’s economy

    04/07/2019 7:30:39 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 82 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/02/2019 | Micheal Goodwin
    Over the last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Legislature picked the pockets of city and state taxpayers with a spending plan that takes and takes, then takes some more. They did it quietly, like assassins, with only peeps of protest. Disagreements over which taxes to raise were settled by raising them all. Such is life in a one-party town. As a result, New York is taking a giant leap toward the promised land of democratic socialism. The cost of living here already is soaring and Albany responded by injecting a huge dose of high-octane fuel. Expect a crash landing....
  • Chicago's Surging Socialists: Group Now Controls One Tenth of City Council

    04/05/2019 12:32:10 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 27 replies
    The Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 5, 2019 | Ryan Smith
    Even with the 33rd Ward race still too close to call, five socialists is the most in Chicago since the 1910s, a decade in which the city was a hub of the radical left in America.
  • Hollywood: Do You Know Why You’re in Georgia?

    04/05/2019 7:45:35 AM PDT · by budj · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 5 April, 2019 | Trevor Thomas
    After Georgia lost out to Louisiana on the production of Ray (the film about Georgia native Ray Charles) in 2008, then Georgia governor -- now U.S. Secretary of Agriculture -- Sonny Perdue, a Republican, signed tax-incentive legislation that was intended to lure the film industry to Georgia. It worked, and in a big way. Georgia is now often referred to as “the Hollywood of the South.” However, the way things are trending in film production, California may soon seek to become “the Georgia of the West.” Just a couple of weeks ago, a report by Atlanta’s NBC News affiliate “11-Alive”...
  • Trip to New York’s DMV Looks Much Like Medicare for All

    04/04/2019 7:26:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/19 | Daniel Wiseman
    Medicare for all? Great idea until you realize you’ll be attending something akin to the local DMV To appreciate health care under the Insane Left’s “Medicare for All,” just visit your local, dysfunctional government office. Let me relate what happened to me when I tried to acquire a driver’s license at the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles and a replacement Social Security card as I did recently in Manhattan, and extrapolate this to health care. Surmise how many hours I spent going from office to office, and returning home or online to get another piece of identification.
  • Arizona lawmaker David Stringer was accused of paying teens for sex in 1980s

    03/30/2019 10:12:15 AM PDT · by AirForceVet1988 · 18 replies
    The New York Post ^ | March 30, 2019 | Sara Dorn
    A Republican state lawmaker from Arizona who resigned this week was accused of paying teen boys for sex in the 1980s, according to police records released amid a probe. Representative David Stringer, 71,...
  • Leticia Astacio opens up to News10NBC about running for Rochester City Council

    03/29/2019 4:15:30 AM PDT · by AbolishCSEU · 14 replies
    WHEC10 NBC ^ | 3/12/2019 | Beth Cefalu
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) -- It is official. Former Rochester City Court Judge Leticia Astacio confirms to News10NBC that she's running for Rochester City Council. On Monday night, Astacio opened up to News10NBC about her new campaign. Astacio's announcement comes three weeks before her felony trial. She is accused of trying to buy a shotgun at Dick's Sporting Goods, which violates the terms of her probation on her 2016 DWI conviction. If Astacio gets the appropriate amount of signatures, she can run. If she is convicted and sentenced to jail or probation, the New York State Board of Elections says she...
  • Today posession of bumpstock is a felony

    03/26/2019 5:46:19 PM PDT · by CMS · 58 replies
    03/26/2019 | CMS
    Today over 500,000 American citizens are felons......over the posession of a hunk of plastic. The NRA advised Trump to regulate bumpstocks.....Trump told the ATF to make it so.....the ATF BYPASSED Congress and changed the definition of machine gun......acting AG Whitaker (sp?) signed it....confirmed AG Barr re-signed now over 500,000 Americans are felons unless they surrender their property WITHOUT violation of the 2, 4, and 5 Amendments at a minimum There is plenty of hate and blame to go around over this unconstitutional action.
  • [Catholic Caucus] If Catholic Relief Services supports sin, faithful must withdraw donations

    03/24/2019 7:23:13 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 22, 2019 | Bree A. Dail
    [Catholic Caucus] Investigator: If Catholic Relief Services supports sin, faithful must withdraw donations WASHINGTON, D.C., March 22, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) — Why is a 501(c)(3), whose purpose is to help Catholics support the poorest of the poor, lobbying Congress in the name of multiple secular organizations, for unqualified billions of taxpayer dollars? Michael Hichborn, founder of the Lepanto Institute, is asking that very question in order to hold so-called Catholic nonprofits — especially those supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops — transparent and accountable to those who are often pressured from the pulpit to tithe to them. As churchgoing...
  • Our democracy can learn from China’s meritocracy

    03/22/2019 7:11:28 PM PDT · by vannrox · 20 replies
    The Conversation ^ | 6JAN2016 | Mark Chou
    For several years now, polls by organisations like the Lowy Institute have been telling us that Australians aren’t particularly impressed by our democracy. This seems a startling revelation. But it shouldn’t be. With five prime ministers in five years, Australia’s democracy hasn’t exactly been stable or functional of late. Yet there’s more to Australians’ dissatisfaction with their democratic system than Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott. In a 2014 Australian parliamentary lecture, Lowy polling director Alex Oliver advanced other theories said to explain Australians’ ambivalence about democratic politics. Most had to do with the state of our democracy or society. But...
  • I Hate You!

    03/22/2019 9:12:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/22/19 | Fredy Lowe
    We are being hoodwinked by our own government and their complicit media, who are dividing us into groups for the sole purpose of hating or envying one another Could we, the American people, be this foolish? As soon as we allowed our politicians to refer to our nationality by whatever hyphenated European, Asian or African nation our ancestry originated from—American—we unwittingly allowed them the first small step toward losing our national unity. First, through our cultural differences, then race, religion, and now, more so than ever, our political persuasion, to eventually become a conquered state where we find ourselves today....
  • UK police investigate Catholic mom of five for ‘misgendering’ trans in tweet

    03/20/2019 10:19:49 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | March 20, 2019 | Dorothy Cummings McLean
    UK police investigate Catholic mom of five for ‘misgendering’ trans in tweet GUILDFORD, England, March 20, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – A UK Catholic mother of five is being investigated by police following a complaint that she deliberately referred to a biological male who believes he’s female as a “he” on social media last year. The mother says she’ll “happily” go to jail for the right to say that “people cannot change sex.” Caroline Farrow, 44, is a well-known Catholic apologist and commentator on social issues in the United Kingdom. She appeared on television talk show “Good Morning Britain” last September to debate...
  • Legislature 2019: Session summary (New Mexico)

    03/19/2019 10:12:47 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 2 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | March 18, 2019 | Dan McKay and Dan Boyd
    Legislators passed bills with wide-ranging implications for New Mexico’s future. The 2019 legislative session was one of the busiest in recent state history. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has until April 5 to act on bills passed during the session. Budget/taxes Passed: A $7 billion budget bill with hefty spending increase for public schools; a broad tax package that increases some tax rates and expands a working families tax credit; lifting the annual spending cap on film incentives from $50 million to $110 million; $933 million package for infrastructure projects. Failed: Expanding early childhood education by tapping into the Land Grant...
  • Why is Ideology Such a Bad Thing?

    03/14/2019 5:27:06 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 33 replies
    The Daily Dose of Reason ^ | March 12, 2019 | Dr. Michael J Hurd
    I don’t understand the idea that ideology is a bad thing. Notice the contradiction here? “Ideas are a bad thing.” That itself is an idea. Democrats, some party insiders say, are going over a cliff. They’re going all-out socialist. Even Communist. One of their leading figures wants to tear down every single building in America and build new ones, conforming to environmentalist standards. Most of her colleagues in the Establishment either agree, or are reluctant to be seen disagreeing. Is ideology to blame for this madness? No way. It’s not ideology that’s to blame. Ideology simply means the presence of...
  • Study: Judicial Watch is Number One on FOIA

    03/13/2019 5:57:19 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | March 13, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that since 2001 it has led all nonprofit organizations in filing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, according to figures released late last year by The FOIA Project of Syracuse University. Judicial Watch makes this announcement in honor of “ Sunshine Week,” March 10-16, which is an “annual nationwide celebration of access to public information.” According to the’s most recent study, Judicial Watch was again number one on the top ten list of most frequent Nonprofit/Advocacy Groups (Jan 21, 2001-July 2018) challenging federal government withholding in court and for the Bush, Obama...
  • Vanity: Had they only been armed as is their God-given right...

    03/13/2019 1:27:09 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 47 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Had they only been armed to the teeth and determined to resist against government tyranny as is their God-given right, the Jews would never have been loaded meekly onto those Holocaust trains by the German government. The masses of Ukrainian and Russian peasant farmers would never have been starved to death by the Russian government. The Armenian Genocide could have been avoided. The Killing Fields of Cambodia would not have happened. And, had the blacks been armed to the teeth against government tyranny and determined to resist, there would have been no slaves in America. Think about that before allowing...
  • California’s marijuana industry needs an intervention to avoid an ‘extinction event’

    03/11/2019 3:20:48 PM PDT · by RedMonqey · 54 replies
    Sacramento Dee ^ | MARCH 11, 2019 | ANDREW SHEELER
    Once, the cannabis industry was poised to become a multibillion-dollar industry in California. Now, it could be heading for what its advocates call an “extinction event.” An estimated 10,000 marijuana growers could lose their licenses in the coming months if California lawmakers fail to pass a bill designed to grant them an extension, according to Sen. Mike McGuire, D-Healdsburg, who has sponsored Senate Bill 67.