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  • Pickup drivers block Tesla chargers in widening trend

    01/02/2019 3:09:13 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 112 replies
    E&E News ^ | 01/02/2019 | Maxine Joselow
    Forget "rolling coal." A new trend called "ICE-ing," in which pickup truck owners purposefully block electric vehicle charging stations, appears to be gaining ground around the country. The practice, whose name is derived from "internal combustion engine," was observed over the holidays at a Sheetz gas station in Hickory, N.C. Reddit user Leicina shared a photo on Dec. 23, 2018, of three large pickups blocking access to Tesla Inc. charging stations. The drivers apparently chanted "----Tesla." "I've never had a supercharging experience like this one," wrote Leicina, who owns a Tesla Model 3. "These trucks blocked all the chargers, chanted...
  • Palestinians assume chairmanship of largest bloc of nations at the UN

    01/15/2019 8:51:17 PM PST · by Sheapdog · 21 replies
    www.timesofisrael.com ^ | January 15th, 2019 | Adam Rasgon
    Taking charge of Group of 77, which encompasses 134 developing countries, Abbas slams Israel’s ‘occupation of the state of Palestine,’ condemns ‘terrorism in all its forms’ Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas assumed the chairmanship of the largest bloc of countries at the United Nations on behalf of “the State of Palestine” on Tuesday in New York City. The Palestinians are slated to serve as the leader of the bloc, known as the Group of 77, for the next year. In a speech at the UN headquarters, Abbas called the task of leading the Group of 77 “a great responsibility.” "I...
  • Another GOP lawmaker calls on Steve King to resign over white supremacy comments

    01/14/2019 8:41:15 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1 14 2019 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) on Monday called on fellow GOP Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign over recent comments he made about white supremacy and white nationalism. "I wish he’d resign, frankly," Stewart said on CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time." "He’s lost the trust and faith of his comrades. For the good of the party, for the good of the American people, I think it’s time for us to make a change." His comments came just hours after GOP leaders in Congress stripped the Iowa congressman from any committee assignments in the new Congress. Stewart said that he "absolutely" agreed with...
  • Project Veritas Wins Suit

    01/14/2019 12:11:49 PM PST · by WellyP · 15 replies
    Project Veritas ^ | December 10, 2018 | by Staff Report
    “[T]he Court holds that [Massachusetts law] may not constitutionally prohibit the secret audio recording of government officials…”
  • Steve King slams GOP leaders for 'political decision' over comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 5:53:31 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 130 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/14/19 | Justin Wise
    Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) on Monday denounced GOP leaders' move to remove him from all committee assignments, calling it a "political decision that ignores the truth." “[House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s (R-Calif.)] decision to remove me from committees is a political decision that ignores the truth," King said in a statement shortly after McCarthy told reporters that the Iowa congressman would not receive any committee assignments in the new Congress. King was previously a member of the House Judiciary, Agriculture and Small Business committees. He had also served as chairman of a House Judiciary subcommittee on the Constitution and...
  • Romney calls on Steve King to resign after comments on white supremacy

    01/14/2019 3:53:32 PM PST · by SMGFan · 126 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 14, 2019
    Newly-elected Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday called for conservative Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) to resign from the House because of his remarks questioning whether white supremacy is "offensive." “I think he ought to step aside and I think Congress ought to make it very clear he has no place there,” Romney told CNN’s Manu Raju on Monday. A spokeswoman for Romney confirmed the statement. Romney is the latest high-profile Republican voice to condemn King’s comments made in an interview with The New York Times in which he said, “white nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization — how did that language...
  • Trump references 'Wounded Knee' in tweet mocking Warren

    01/13/2019 8:05:02 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 47 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/13/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    President Trump on Sunday night mocked a video of Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) by saying the video would have been a "smash" if she filmed it in "Bighorn or Wounded Knee," a reference to her Native American heritage. Trump suggested that Warren's husband, who appears in the video, should have worn "full Indian garb." The president also renewed his use of his racially charged nickname for Warren: Pocahontas. "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as Pocahontas, did this commercial from Bighorn or Wounded Knee instead of her kitchen, with her husband dressed in full Indian garb,...
  • New engines help boost hiring for GE River Works plant [Massachusetts]

    01/12/2019 10:14:55 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Daily Item ^ | January 11, 2019 | Thor Jourgensen
    Like an island bathed in sunshine but surrounded by stormy seas, General Electric Aviation’s River Works plant is hiring at record levels and shouldering big aviation contracts even as GE works its way out of a corporate slide. Company executives hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony a month ago to inaugurate the River Works assembly and shipping area for the new T408 helicopter engine. The ceremony capped off GE Aviation’s success in landing a $143 million initial production contract in 2017 to build 22 engines to power a new Marine Corps heavy-lift helicopter. State Rep. Peter Capano retired from a 29-year career...
  • Howie Carr: Massachusetts a breeding ground for the worst

    01/12/2019 8:54:38 AM PST · by bitt · 36 replies
    boston herald ^ | 1/12/2019 | howie carr
    Doesn’t it sometimes seem like almost every sanctimonious jerk in politics and the left-wing media has some kind of connection to Massachusetts? The commonwealth has become a magnet for a hugely disproportionate number of America’s most obnoxious know-it-alls — they’re not all natives, but so many of the nation’s most insufferable idiots have spent time here, and they all have one thing in common: They’re smarter, more moral and just generally better than the rest of us, and they want to inform us of their superiority 24/7, whether we want to hear about it or not. This state has turned...
  • Driver who led police on chase claimed sovereign nation status, officials say

    01/12/2019 4:19:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 31 replies
    MSN ^ | 1/11/19
    A driver arrested after a crash and police pursuit Thursday claimed sovereign nation status and said she did not have to follow Massachusetts laws, police said. Abington police saw Jessica Davis, 36, of Bridgewater, hit a vehicle and take off on Route 18, police said. The officer and a State Police trooper pursued Davis’ vehicle. Police said they twice tried to stop her by boxing in her vehicle.
  • Boston Mayor’s Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns

    01/11/2019 7:10:11 PM PST · by bitt · 114 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur) This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. It’s no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States. The Boston Mayor’s Office is pushing a new...
  • Romney 2020 touted by Nevada’s Harry Reid, calling Trump ‘amoral’

    01/11/2019 4:12:55 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Bosotn Herald ^ | January 10, 2019 | Staff
    Former Nevada Sen. Harry Reid is pushing for a Mitt Romney challenge to President Trump in 2020, saying Thursday that Trump has no conscience. “I’ve had dealings with the man,” Reid said of Trump. “I think he’s amoral. I don’t think he has a conscience.” Reid said he and Romney had differences in the past. But he said he likes Romney and thinks he’s “a moderate voice the Republicans need.” He also insisted that he had claimed Romney hadn’t paid “his fair share of taxes,” rather than no taxes and said he was glad he had raised the issue.
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • Citing Threats Of Trump, SEIU To Slash Budget 30 Percent

    12/30/2016 8:23:57 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | December 30, 2016 | Simón Rios
    The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) — the second largest union operating in Massachusetts, with some 87,000 members in the state — is slashing its roughly $300 million national operating budget by 30 percent, citing the "threats" posed to organized labor by President-elect Trump. SEIU's international president told staff earlier this month that because the far right will control all three branches of the federal government, workers will face serious threats to their ability to join unions. SEIU local 32BJ is fighting for a $15 minimum wage and to unionize 1,500 workers at Logan Airport. 32BJ's Roxana Rivera said it’s...
  • California's new female board member mandate could be ripe for a constitutional challenge

    01/07/2019 8:10:17 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 16 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 1/7/2019 | Alexis Keenan
    A controversial new law in California, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires publicly traded companies headquartered in the state to include at least one woman on their board of directors by the end of 2019. But are quotas are the best way to bring women’s voices to the table? Legislators in New Jersey have already indicated they think so. Garden State lawmaker Nancy Pinkin (D-NJ) proposed a bill that would require women on state-based corporate boards. The measure has been sent to its first committee for hearing. Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania have also moved the needle...
  • Romney and the Never Trumpers Are Hiding Behind "Character" (Really good)

    01/07/2019 8:55:16 PM PST · by servo1969 · 52 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 1-7-2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I have been alleging, alluding to the Mitt Romney piece, and I want to dissect this very briefly, and not so much as to go after Romney, but rather what Romney represents. Romney represents the greatest blown opportunity in modern American politics. Romney represents the 25-year-old Republican establishment. He also represents the Never Trumpers, which are part of the out-of-touch Republican and in some cases conservative establishment. They are so out of touch and they're so focused on things that are not relevant today that were 25 or 30 years ago. They have been unable to adapt. They're still...
  • Elizabeth Warren's First Week On The Stump Filled With Missteps (Squaw look heap dumb)

    01/06/2019 11:16:26 PM PST · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 6, 2019 | Amber Athey
    Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign with a series of awkward gaffes and lingering questions about her alleged Native American ancestry. The day Warren announced she was launching an exploratory committee for a 2020 bid, she appeared on Instagram Live with her husband, Bruce Mann. In the video, Warren attempts to appear folksy as she tells viewers, "Hold on a sec, I'm gonna get me, um, a beer." Warren returns to the frame with a bottled beer and then wraps her entire mouth around the bottle neck as she takes a sip. Her husband declines...
  • Is Elizabeth Warren The Democrats’ 2020 Version of Jeb Bush?

    01/06/2019 8:21:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 4, 2019 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    Handicapping presidential elections nearly two years in advance may be a fool’s errand but that’s exactly what those seeking the Democratic nomination in 2020 are being forced to do. That’s why Sen. Elizabeth Warren became the first big name to formally announce her intentions on New Year’s Eve, more than 13 months before the first votes are cast in Iowa. Warren has had a rough recent few months after an attempt to put the controversy over her claims to Native American ancestry via a DNA test turned into a fiasco in October. The test hurt her among tribal groups that...
  • Are Experts Who Are Always Wrong Really “Experts” At All?

    01/05/2019 4:55:40 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 26 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The rules, they are a-changin’. – Hey, remember when all your Democrat friends were telling you that the appropriation of other cultures by white people was all bad and stuff, or something? Well, apparently that’s all gone by the wayside now that Fauxcahontas, one of the most pasty-white people you have ever seen in your life, is running for president. That’s right: Little Mouth Always Running, on her campaign’s website, is now telling us that it is somehow “racist” to criticize her for pretending to be an American Indian in order to...
  • Elizabeth Warren makes fiery campaign debut in Iowa after a whirlwind kickoff week

    01/05/2019 3:19:55 AM PST · by Libloather · 57 replies
    Turnto23 ^ | 1/04/19
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren delivered her first live pitch to presidential primary voters in Iowa on Friday night with a signature and searing indictment of the powerful interests she blames for corrupting government and decimating the American working class. The trip is an early test for the Massachusetts Democrat's growing political operation, which unveiled a slate of touted hires this week, and a candidate determined to show that her populist economic message can conjure up excitement for her campaign in Iowa's traditional proving grounds. **SNIP** Warren's remarks, which were briefly rendered almost inaudible when her mic lost power, included a call...