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  • California man threatened NYC congressman, journalist: feds

    01/26/2021 6:13:26 PM PST · by Coronal · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | January 26, 2021 | Ben Feuerherd
    A California man who claimed to be an Air Force veteran and former police officer online was charged in New York on Tuesday with threatening family members of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and a journalist over statements they made about the 2020 presidential election. The suspect, 35-year-old Robert Lemke, of Bay Point, Calif., allegedly threatened the congressman’s brother in a text message the same day a pro-Trump mob stormed the US Capitol on Jan. 6. “Your brother is putting your entire family at risk with his lies and other words. We are armed and nearby your house. You had better have...
  • CA EDD admits paying as much as $31 billion in unemployment funds to criminals ( California )

    01/26/2021 4:59:36 PM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    KGO ^ | January 25, 2021
    SAN FRANCISCO -- As much as $31 billion in California unemployment funds have been paid out to scammers, California EDD admits. ABC7 News' 7 On Your Side has been tracking the numerous fraudulent claims that have been plaguing the EDD and on Monday afternoon, it confirmed that even more money than previously reported has been paid out to scammers. In an EDD conference call, Julie Su, secretary for the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency said, "Of the 114 billion dollars in unemployment paid by California since March, approximately 10% has been confirmed as fraudulent. An additional 17% of the...
  • Democrats rule Washington. 5 reasons they may not be able to hang on. (Can Trump get Pelosi fired?)

    01/24/2021 4:33:14 AM PST · by Libloather · 51 replies
    NBC 'News' via MSN ^ | 1/24/20 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden and the new Democratic Congress were just sworn in, but the clock has already started on the 2022 midterm elections, when voters will decide if the president gets more than two years to advance his agenda with a friendly Congress. Democrats have to defend a narrow 221-211 majority in the House (218 seats are needed for control) and the 50-50 Senate, where losing even a single seat will cost the party the chamber. History is not on their side. Americans typically put a check on power, and the president's party has lost House seats in...
  • Press fawns over Kamala’s stepkid, overlooks her devilish behavior

    01/26/2021 12:01:35 PM PST · by TedMartin · 17 replies
    PressCalifornia.com ^ | 1/26/21 | Staff
    Dad Doug thumbs up grotesque baby art, cannibalism videoStaff ReportThe darling of the presidential inauguration this month was Ella Emhoff, a privileged rich kid from Los Angeles who wore a stunning outfit and made cute funny faces while her "Momala" Kamala Harris assumed the role as vice-regent of the United States. The willowy young twentysomething, in purple Batsheva brand dress, paired with an embellished Miu Miu tweed coat, amazed the glitterati. The Times of London anointed her a fashion icon and compared her to royalty. Pop Sugar deemed her "deeply, deeply cool." The New York Post crowned her the style...
  • Nancy Pelosi's husband has plowed up to $1 million into bullish bets on Tesla, Apple and Disney stocks

    01/26/2021 9:20:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Yahoo Finance News ^ | 01/26/2021 | Theron Mohamed
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's husband has placed up to $1 million worth of bullish bets on Tesla stock, the politician revealed in a financial disclosure form last week. Paul Pelosi, who runs an investment firm, bought 25 call options on Tesla stock with a strike price of $500 and an expiration date of March 18, 2022. He spent between $500,001 and $1 million on them on December 22. The call options give him the right to buy 2,500 Tesla shares at $500 each at any point before they expire in March 2022. That may sound like a fantastic deal with...
  • Blue State Bail Out: Biden Executive Order Opens The Door For US Taxpayers To Foot The Entire Bill For San Francisco Homeless Hotels

    01/26/2021 11:00:28 AM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    News Pushed ^ | January 25, 2021 | Adam Morgan
    San Francisco District 9 Supervisor Hillary Ronen was elated when Joe Biden signed an executive order last week that opens the door taxpayers to foot the bill for the cities homeless problems. Biden signed an executive order that was designed to increase reimbursements and other assistance to states to help cover costs related to the pandemic. The order states, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall “make available under Category B of the Public Assistance program such assistance as may be required by States (including territories and the District of Columbia), local governments, and Tribal governments to provide for the...
  • Democrat Tulsi Gabbard Demands Biden Denounce ‘Domestic Terror’ Bill For Targeting Trump Supporters Along With ‘Half of the Country’

    01/26/2021 8:13:22 AM PST · by rustyweiss74 · 36 replies
    MenRec ^ | 01/26/21 | Rusty
    Former presidential candidate and Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard slammed a ‘domestic terror’ bill proposed by Adam Schiff, saying it would target “half of the country,” and called on President Biden to denounce such efforts. The Domestic Terrorism Prevention Act of 2021 was introduced in the House last week following mostly peaceful protests in the U.S. Capitol that got out of control. Democrats, in response to the rioting that took place, are seeking to expand the definition of domestic terrorism, according to Real Clear Politics. Gabbard (HI), in an interview with Fox News Primetime with host Brian Kilmeade, called the bill...
  • Flashback: Nancy Pelosi praised unionists storming Wisconsin State Capitol

    01/24/2021 9:46:58 PM PST · by McGruff · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan 24, 2021 | Yael Halon
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has gone on record praising the storming of the Capitol as an "impressive show of democracy in action" -- the 2011 invasion of the Madison, Wis., state capitol, that is. [snip] Ten years earlier, unionists stormed the Wisconsin State Capitol in an attempt to block a vote on collective bargaining reform. Thousands of demonstrators managed to enter the building by violently breaking down doors and shattering windows -- but the attack garnered much praise from Pelosi and other prominent Democrats at the time. The occupiers were praised publically by Pelosi for their "impressive show of democracy...
  • Tech Workers Flee San Francisco

    01/25/2021 12:36:08 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Employees of tech companies in San Francisco, California, can’t leave the city fast enough, fleeing for the potential tech hubs of tomorrow such as Austin, Texas, and Miami, Florida. One former San Francisco exec said: “what else can God and the world and government come up with to make the place less livable?”
  • California may have its own highly contagious homegrown COVID-19 strain

    01/25/2021 6:36:00 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    nypost ^ | 01/25/2021 | Joe Tacopiono
    Scientists in California believe there is a homegrown coronavirus strain in the state that could be responsible for the dramatic rise in cases, a report said Sunday. Two separate research groups have discovered the apparent California strain while looking for the new variant that is believed to have come from the United Kingdom, according to the Los Angeles Times.
  • California Governor Gavin Newsom appears to be retreating on COVID restriction as recall petition signatures surge

    01/25/2021 6:31:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/25/2021 | Thomas Lifson
    Even in a one-party state like California, stupidity, arrogance, and incompetence can undo the political career of a governor who seemed to have all the ingredients for a run at the White House. Not too long ago, Gavin Newsom was considered as a serious presidential contender in 2024 and beyond for Democrats: movie star handsome, able to tap the largest pool of deep-pocketed Democrat donors, and pals with the Big Tech and Hollywood titans that dominate the nation's flow of information. But after a series of blunders revealing the aforementioned stupidity, arrogance, and incompetence, Newsom is fighting for his political...
  • Report: California to End Stay-at-Home Coronavirus Orders

    01/25/2021 5:54:17 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/25/2021 | Joel B Pollak
    The State of California will reportedly lift stay-at-home orders that applied to most counties in the state on Monday, as a surge in coronavirus cases that had limited hospital capacity in many regions has begun to subside.
  • As Recall Effort Picks up Steam, Newsom Reportedly to Lift Stay-at-home Order in State [ California ]

    01/25/2021 5:24:07 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    Townhall ^ | Jan 25, 2021 | Leah Barkoukis
    The campaign to recall California Gov. Gavin Newsom is inching closer to meeting the required number of signatures needed to qualify for a statewide ballot. Organizers said over the weekend they’ve gathered 1.2 million of the 1.5 million signatures needed by March 17. Rescue CA has a goal of getting in enough signatures to help the effort get to 2 million signatures. 1.5 million validated signatures are required to qualify a recall for a special election, according to Anne Dunsmore, Campaign manager and finance director, Rescue California. Currently the Secretary of State has confirmed that the signatures have been 84%...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Sunday 1/24/2021

    01/24/2021 9:12:54 PM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/24/2021 | Nextrush/Self
    Dutch police on the attack with water cannon to shut down coronavirus lockdown protesters in Amsterdam and Eindhoven today. Tear gas also used used against the E Eindhoven protesters. Demonstrations banned under the coronavirus lockdown in the Netherlands... The police attack on protesters in Amsterdam included dogs and mounted police. 100 detained there... A coronavirus testing center in one Dutch town torched Saturday night... Clashes in Israel today as police cracked down on Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods to enforce the coronavirus lockdown. Injuries and arrests as residents fought police with stones... In Denmark the Prime Minister burned in effigy as protesters...
  • California church known for its anti-LGBTQ beliefs is bombed

    01/24/2021 5:17:54 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23rd 2021 | Meryl Kornfield
    <p>A California church that espouses anti-LGBTQ beliefs and has been the recent target of protests was bombed with an improvised explosive device early Saturday morning, authorities said.</p><p>The El Monte Police Department responded to calls around 4:30 a.m. about smoke at First Works Baptist Church. Officers discovered windows were broken and realized there had been a blast, Lt. Christopher Cano told reporters at the scene. There were no injuries or deaths.</p>
  • End of an error: The Chronicle at last spikes Willie Brown’s indefensible column

    01/24/2021 8:43:06 AM PST · by Libloather · 12 replies
    Mission Local ^ | 1/15/21 | Joe Eskenazi
    Politico on Friday broke the news that our newspaper of record has opted to jettison “freelance columnist” Willie Brown at month’s end, putting a belated conclusion on an inexcusable and, frankly, inconceivable situation. And it only lasted 12 years. Less time than the Central Subway project or Geary BRT - but an embarrassingly long stretch for something that shouldn’t have happened in the first place. Brown, former mayor and Assembly speaker, and still very much a mover and shaker, high-level information peddler, and registered and unregistered lobbyist in this town, should never have had a column in the San Francisco...
  • TSA agent convicted for tricking woman into showing breasts at Los Angeles airport

    01/24/2021 6:30:12 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 67 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 22 Jan 2021 | AP
    LOS ANGELES — A former Transportation Security Administration agent who was accused of tricking a traveler into showing her breasts as she went through security at Los Angeles International Airport pleaded no contest Friday to false imprisonment, authorities said. The woman told investigators that Lomeli told her he had to look inside her bra to ensure she wasn't hiding anything, had her hold her pants away from her waist for a check, and then said he would take her to a private room for further security screening, prosecutors said. But when they were alone on an elevator, Lomeli told the...
  • Rescue CA continues efforts to recall Governor Gavin Newsom

    01/24/2021 3:55:59 AM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    KUSI ^ | 1/23/20
    SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – It’s not uncommon in California for residents to seek recalls but they rarely get on the ballot - and even fewer succeed. Several launched against Newsom faded but another attempt is drawing greater attention as his fortunes change while he enters a critical stretch in his governorship. Recall organizers say they have collected have reached 1.2 million signatures toward the 1.5 million petition signatures needed to place the recall on the ballot, and they have until mid-March to hit the required threshold. Rescue CA has a goal of getting in enough signatures to help the effort...
  • Explosion at El Monte [CA] church denounced for anti-LGBTQ message under investigation

    01/23/2021 9:44:07 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    KTLA ^ | 01/23/2021 | Kristina Bravo
    The windows had “blown out from some type of explosion,” Cano said. The walls outside had been vandalized with profanity. Labeled a hate group for being “anti-LGBTQ” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the First Works Baptist Church is the subject of a Change.org campaign that’s seeking to oust the place of worship out of El Monte. The petition was started three weeks ago and has so far garnered more than 14,790 signatures. A group called Keep El Monte Friendly had planned a protest at the church this Sunday morning.
  • California Worst State at Vaccine Distribution

    01/22/2021 11:52:53 PM PST · by knighthawk · 4 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22 2021 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The State of California became the worst of the 50 states in distributing its share of coronavirus vaccines on Thursday, as other states picked up their pace. Despite improving from 27.5% last week to 37.3% this week, California is “dead last,” as SFGate.com reported Friday: Thursday’s update to Bloomberg’s vaccine tracker shows that the national rate increased from 38.8% last week to 48.6% this week. Last week’s 50th-ranked state was Alabama, which saw its usage rate jump from 21.2% to 41.1% week-over-week. For reference, California was ranked 49th last week.