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  • Even the Rose Bowl left California in 2020 for Texas. Can the Golden State get anything right?

    12/31/2020 9:57:39 AM PST · by Onthebrink · 16 replies
    Fox Biz ^ | 12/31/2020 | Chuck DeVore
    On New Year’s Day 2021 the 105th Annual Rose Bowl was supposed to be played in Pasadena, California. Instead, it will be played 270 miles north of Pasadena—Pasadena, Texas that is, in the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. California’s on a losing streak and the eventual loser might well be the state’s governor, Gavin Newsom. Just in the past few weeks, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Oracle moved from Silicon Valley to Texas. Elon Musk moved to Texas.
  • Dingell: House Will Vote on and I Think Will Pass $2,000 Direct Payments on Monday

    12/26/2020 3:19:11 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 80 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/26/2020 | Ian Hanchett
    On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Velshi,” House Majority Senior Whip Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) said that Democrats will vote to increase direct payments to $2,000 on Monday, and believes that the vote will pass in the House.
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti Vetoes Plan to Redistribute ‘Defund the Police’ Funds for Not Being Progressive Enough

    12/23/2020 6:11:23 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/23/2020 | Joel B Pollak
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed a plan backed by black and Latino members of the City Council to redistribute money cut from the police Tuesday because he said it was too focused on everyday needs and not on the “call of history.” The plan, which was originally passed 13-2, included funding to trim trees, improve parks, and repair sidewalks in poor neighborhoods. The mayor told the Los Angeles Times that the proposal was too focused on “business as usual.”
  • Peak Progressive?

    12/21/2020 1:04:10 PM PST · by PoliticallyShort · 9 replies
    The American Mind ^ | 12/20/20 | Joel Kotkin
    California exhibits the largest gap between mid-level and upper-level wages in the nation. California’s level of inequality is greater than that of Mexico, and closer to that of Central American countries like Guatemala and Honduras than to what is common in “progressive” developed countries like Canada and Norway. Progressive policies, as applied here in California, have driven this widening gap. The coalition that rules the state—tech oligarchs, public employees, and green non-profits—have backed a draconian tax and regulatory environment that has reduced construction jobs and allowed manufacturing to stagnate, while policymakers have targeted the heavily unionized oil industry for extinction....
  • How Woodrow Wilson Persecuted Hutterites Who Refused to Support His War

    12/13/2020 4:44:09 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Fee ^ | December 10, 2020 | Lawrence W. Reed
    Woodrow Wilson had no qualms about jailing people he disagreed with. His persecution of the Hutterites can attest to that. Campaigning for President of the United States in September 1912, “progressive” icon Woodrow Wilson said something that would gladden the heart of any libertarian: Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of the government. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of the limitation of governmental power, not the increase of it. That was two months before the election that Wilson won. He garnered...
  • Country Legend Charley Pride Dies of COVID-19 Complications at 86

    12/12/2020 3:08:05 PM PST · by DoodleDawg · 33 replies
    People via MSN ^ | 12/12/20 | Ally Mauch
    Country legend Charley Pride — cited as an early pioneer for Black musicians in country music — died on Saturday in Dallas, Texas, at the age of 86 due to complications from COVID-19, a statement on his website confirmed. With top hits including “Kiss an Angel Good Morning” and “Is Anybody Goin' to San Antone,” Pride became the first Black member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2000. He was born in Mississippi in 1934 as the son of a sharecropper. After a brief time serving in the Army and some unsuccessful attempts at becoming a professional baseball...
  • Progressive group Justice Democrats rebukes Biden White House picks

    11/17/2020 12:06:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    nypost ^ | 11/17/2020 | Steven Nelson
    The group Justice Democrats, which helped elect Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other members of the left-wing “Squad,” recoiled Tuesday at President-elect Joe Biden’s White House staff picks. The influential organization’s public rebuke reflects an internal Democratic Party power struggle two months before Biden takes office. “A Biden administration dominated by corporate-friendly insiders will not help usher in the most progressive Democratic administration in generations… progressives find corporate-friendly Biden appointments unacceptable” the organization wrote on Twitter.
  • AOC vs. DNC: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Threatens To Quit Politics, Slams “Hostile” Dems For Not Being Progressive Enough

    11/08/2020 5:59:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Washington Watch ^ | 11/08/2020 | Tyler Durden
    Just hours after the mainstream media has anointed Joe Biden as President-Elect, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez seems to be having some type of meltdown. With Trump on his way out of office, AOC has turned her ire against a new cause: Democrats that aren't moving far enough to the left. Perhaps indifferent about the fact that the Presidential election seems to have swung in her favor since there was no "blue wave", AOC said this weekend that Democrats who lost House seats "relied too heavily on outdated Democratic National Committee campaign tactics," according to Fox News. She called those who...
  • Rep. Ilhan Omar expects Joe Biden to be more progressive after election

    10/28/2020 2:18:30 AM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/27/20 | Emily Jacobs
    Rep. Ilhan Omar expects Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, if elected, will become far more progressive than the moderate he has presented himself as. Speaking during an interview with “Axios on HBO” that aired Monday, Omar (D-Minn.) made the comments after being asked what kind of negotiating power progressives will have with a Biden administration. “A president is only as successful as his collaboration is with Congress. And we will have a cohort of progressives that are very clear about their objectives for wanting the implementation of Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal and raising the minimum wage and not...
  • Michigan pastor leaves ministry over church's broad support of Trump

    10/19/2020 1:59:21 PM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 77 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 18 October 2020 | Mitchell Boatman
    HOLLAND — Keith Mannes has given his life to the Christian Reformed Church, serving as a pastor for more than 30 years. He’s done so happily and thankfully. But on Oct. 11, Mannes gave his last sermon and walked away from ministry among increasing political tension and divisiveness. Put simply, he stepped away due to the church’s broad support of President Donald Trump.
  • Progressive group: Feinstein must step down as top Democrat on Judiciary panel

    10/17/2020 3:52:35 AM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jordain Carney
    Demand Justice, a progressive outside group, is calling for Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) to step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the wake of Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings. “It's time for Sen. Feinstein to step down from her leadership position on the Senate Judiciary Committee. If she won't, her colleagues need to intervene," said Brian Fallon, the executive director of Demand Justice. Fallon added that Feinstein had "undercut Democrats' position at every step of this process." "If Senate Democrats are going to get their act together on the courts going...
  • Progressives (socialists) unveil 2021 agenda to pressure Biden

    10/09/2020 2:44:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/08/20 | Holly Otterbein
    Black Lives Matter leaders, organized labor, progressive groups and members of the House Democratic “Squad” are unveiling a 2021 agenda Thursday, laying down markers for how big a Joe Biden administration could go on coronavirus aid, economic relief and more next year. Known as the Working Families Party’s “People’s Charter,” the 1,000-word proposal calls for universal free health care, a jobs program employing 16 million people, retroactive hazard pay for essential employees and the reallocation of resources from policing toward education and other services. It also promotes giving the public an ownership stake in firms that receive bailouts, as well...
  • FBI Raids Home Of Biden Campaign Surrogate After Pedophilia, Underage Sex Allegations

    09/16/2020 4:05:18 PM PDT · by montag813 · 21 replies
    24News ^ | 09-16-2020 | Jacob Harding
    by Jacob Harding A campaign surrogate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is under federal  investigation for soliciting sex with minor boys. Federal agents raided the Illinois home of Jerry Harris, who gained notoriety due to his role in the Netflix documentary Cheer, Monday afternoon as part of a probe into messages sent to minors asking for explicit photos and to meet for sex. The solicitations were flagged for authorities by the 21-year-old's employer. The Biden campaign had been using Harris, who has over a million followers on Instagram, as part of Biden's push to sway young voters and "win...
  • The Left’s Moral Compass Isn’t Broken …

    09/16/2020 3:00:03 PM PDT · by MacNaughton · 41 replies
    Dennis Prager Show ^ | 9/15/2020 | Dennis Prager
    All of my life, I have said that the left’s moral compass is broken. And all of my life, I was wrong. Why I was wrong explains both the left and the moral crisis we are in better than almost any other explanation. I was wrong because in order to have a broken moral compass, you need to have a moral compass to begin with. But the left doesn’t have one. This is not meant as an attack. It is a description of reality. The left regularly acknowledges that it doesn’t think in terms of good and evil. Most of...
  • Bernie Sanders ‘expressing concerns’ Joe Biden’s campaign isn’t progressive enough to energize Democrat base

    09/12/2020 5:47:32 PM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/12/20 | Lucy Sherriff
    SENATOR Bernie Sanders' has been expressing concerns over Joe Biden's presidential campaign, the Washington Post has reported, and is urging Biden's team to appeal to liberal voters. According to three people familiar with Sanders' private conservations, Sanders has said Biden is at risk of losing the election if he continues to be too centrist. Biden should talk more about health care, economic plans, and should campaign more alongside individuals who are popular with youths, such as Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders has reportedly said. Faiz Shakir, Sanders' campaign manager, released a statement regarding the alleged comments: “Senator Sanders is confident that...
  • California Is Coming for You: Its energy, tax and regulatory failures are the Democrats’ ideal for national policy.

    08/31/2020 2:09:28 PM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 30, 2020 | Andy Kessler
    I didn’t have to read the entire Democratic Party platform, let alone the spend-tasmagoric Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force recommendations. Sitting here in California, I’m already living it. If polls are to be believed, left-coast policies are coming to you soon—and you’re not going to like it. California is an early glimpse for the rest of the country of a blackout-rolling, water-deprived, tax-hiking, spending-spiking one-party state longing for its old incandescent glow. The U.S. may flip to one party rule; California is...
  • The One Tweet That Pretty Much Captures How Progressives Feel About Kamala Harris as Biden's VP Pick

    08/14/2020 3:46:14 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/13/20 | Matt Vespa
    Granted, this sharp criticism hurled at Biden-Harris 2020 was from a Bernie Sanders supporter, but this is certainly not what a lot of Democrats wanted to happen regarding the 2020 ticket. Sanders’ former national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray’s tweet has been making the rounds, shining a light on how the far-left of the Democratic Party feels about the VP selection. It’s not good. “We are in the midst of the largest protest movement in American history, the subject of which is excessive policing, and the Democratic Party chose a ‘top cop’ and the author of the Joe Biden crime...
  • Sanders: Biden ‘Said to Me’ that He Will Be ‘the Most Progressive President Since FDR

    07/23/2020 5:10:27 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 22 2020 | PAM KEY
    Wednesday on CNN International’s “Amanpour,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said if elected, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden has promised to be “the most progressive president since” Franklin D. Roosevelt. Amanpour said, “So, senator, I think I quote you as saying it, that Biden could be the most progressive president since FDR. If you did say that, it’s pretty dramatic. You’re really going far, far out on a limb there. That means you must support what he’s doing, and, therefore, do you believe that your supporters will vote for him?”
  • Andrew Yang: Moderate Biden Can ‘Mainstream’ Progressive Ideas

    07/31/2020 5:57:29 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/31/2020 | Tony Lee
    Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang this week said former Vice President Joe Biden’s moderate image will potentially allow him to enact some of the most progressive policies since the New Deal era. “If someone like Joe says, ‘Hey, we need to do things differently on the economy or on climate change,’ that also becomes the mainstream. It’s very powerful. I think Joe has those instincts where he doesn’t try and chime in on every new issue. In part, that will help him move the entire center of gravity. If you look at his proposal on addressing climate change, it was...
  • In New York, AOC's candidate won the primary. Nationally, progressives are losing.

    07/18/2020 3:00:37 AM PDT · by Libloather · 5 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 7/17/20 | David Mark
    **SNIP** But to believe Bowman’s ouster of Engel is a sign that the Ocasio-Cortez wing of the Democratic Party is taking over would be a severe misreading of the political landscape at the congressional level - and nationally. She attracts an inordinate amount of attention for a first-term lawmaker, keeping up an active and innovative social media presence, and appearing frequently on television. It’s easy to conflate the publicity with political influence. In fact, the vast majority of Justice Democrats who have run over the past two House cycles have lost, often in humiliating fashion. Since emerging on the national...