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  • Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman: Biden Losing People Of Color Because He Isn't Talking About Reparations

    11/23/2023 11:35:13 AM PST · by conservative98 · 49 replies
    GOP War Room ^ | Nov 22, 2023
    Comments made on 11/21/23.
  • Biden's illegal invasion is an unfunded mandate killing US cities and he's planning to expand it

    11/21/2023 8:38:06 AM PST · by Starman417 · 23 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-21-23 | DrJohn
    Recently Joe Biden bragged about his intention to allow more massive amounts of illegals to flood the country and it's frightening. Biden brags about his "balanced approach" to illegal immigration, which "includes enforcing our borders, increasing reparations, and opening historic number of legal pathways for migrants"— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 17, 2023Reparations for migrants? What I never heard talked about is the fact that this is an unfunded mandate. Biden does everything he can to keep the borders open for illegal invasion, to keep fentanyl flowing across the border, keep money pouring into the coffers of Mexican cartels and...
  • 'Selling Sunset' agents are freaking out about LA's new mansion tax — but it's not just millionaires who should be worried

    11/12/2023 4:17:07 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 45 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nov 12, 2023 | Juliana Kaplan and Eliza Relman
    Less than 10 minutes into the new season of the hit Netflix reality show "Selling Sunset," two luxury real estate brokers are already complaining about a new tax on Los Angeles' wealthiest homebuyers. "This is going to be a nightmare for us," says veteran real estate agent Mary Fitzgerald. "We're just screwed." The city's so-called "mansion tax" was about to go into effect when the show was filming its latest season — and the high-end real estate industry was in a tizzy. The owner of one $26 million, 13,000-square-foot home the agents were trying to sell would have to pay...
  • RFK Jr. comes out in favor of reparations, carving out lane to Biden’s left

    10/18/2023 2:49:01 PM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 109 replies ^ | Oct. 18, 2023 | Diana Glebova
    Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. supports issuing reparations to the black community, making him the most prominent 2024 candidate to favor the controversial policy meant to atone for slavery and legal segregation.President Biden has largely been silent on the issue, leading to frustration among the far left.
  • Eric Adams supports controversial bill which decides whether black New Yorkers deserve reparations for slavery

    10/07/2023 3:54:54 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 52 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 7 2023 | FIONA CONNOR
    The office for New York City Mayor Eric Adams says it supports the 'spirit' of a legislation that could trigger black New Yorkers to be paid reparations for slavery. Sideya Sherman, commissioner of the Mayor's Office of Equity, said the controversial bill should be tweaked to avoid overlapping with two comparable state bills. The bill, which was created by Councilwoman Farah Louis to launch a task force to study the effects of racial discrimination on the city could potentially lead to payments being issued, The Post reports.
  • Leslie Jones Says ‘SNL’ Made Her A Caricature Of Herself:

    09/23/2023 6:35:53 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 27 replies
    Deadline ^ | 23 Sep 2023 | Greg Evans
    In a candid new interview with NPR, former Saturday Night Live cast member Leslie Jones says the show’s limitations made her “a caricature” of herself, although she came to realize that the process was par for the course at the longrunning NBC show. “They take that one thing [about you] and they wring it,” she says. “They wring it because that’s the machine. So whatever it is that I’m giving that they’re so happy about, they feel like it’s got to be that all the time or something like that. So it was like a caricature of myself. … Either...
  • Where Are My Reparations for World War I?

    09/19/2023 7:59:43 AM PDT · by Redmen4ever · 28 replies
    Heartland Institute ^ | 9/19/23 | Clifford F. Thies
    During World War I, German born males, aged 14 or older, not naturalized as U.S. citizens, were deemed “enemy aliens.” Many of them were arrested and sent to detention centers.
  • Newsom says California will intervene in court case blocking San Francisco from clearing encampments

    09/15/2023 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Mariner · 17 replies
    AP via YAHOO ^ | September 15th, 2023 | KATHLEEN RONAYNE
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday the state will intervene in an ongoing federal court case that's barred San Francisco from cleaning up homeless encampments until more shelter beds are available, saying the judge has gone too far and is preventing the state from solving a critical problem.“I hope this goes to the Supreme Court,” Newsom said. “And that’s a hell of a statement coming from a progressive Democrat.”Newsom made his remarks during an interview with news outlet Politico in Sacramento. He previously blasted U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna Ryu in an interview with the San Francisco...
  • Armed woman who defended herself against 'drunk' roommate celebrates legal win

    09/15/2023 12:17:26 PM PDT · by CFW · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/15/23 | Emma Colton
    Female long-haul trucker Maybi Izquierdo said she spent her birthday in jail last year after using her gun to defend herself at home against an aggressive male roommate. One year later, her case in California has been dismissed, and she’s reflecting on how the Second Amendment helped protect her from violence and the unexpected. "I think I cried," Izquierdo told Fox News Digital of her Sept. 25, 2022 arrest. "I wanted to talk to my mom. I wanted to talk to my dad … and let them know what happened." [snip] "When I went to close the door of the...
  • Gov. Gavin Newsom Officially Calls for Convention to Change US Constitution

    09/15/2023 4:32:06 PM PDT · by Publius · 125 replies
    The Western Journal (via MSN) ^ | 15 September 2023 | Richard Moorhead
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom is eyeing a change to the United States Constitution. The state's legislature on Thursday approved a resolution in support of Newsom's call for a 28th Constitutional amendment, according to the Los Angeles Times. The amendment would enshrine a list of Democratic gun-control policy priorities into federal law. California is requesting a Constitutional convention to enshrine the amendment. For the amendment to be considered, two-thirds of state legislatures would have to vote in favor of a convention, according to the Times. The proposed "Right to Safety Amendment" would limit legal gun ownership to adults 21 and older,...
  • New poll finds California voters resoundingly oppose cash reparations for slavery

    09/10/2023 2:51:40 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 77 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 10, 2023 | Taryn Luna
    California voters oppose the idea of the state offering cash payments to the descendants of enslaved African Americans by a 2-to-1 margin, according to the results of a new poll that foreshadows the political difficulty ahead next year when state lawmakers begin to consider reparations for slavery. The UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, co-sponsored by The Times, found that 59% of voters oppose cash payments compared with 28% who support the idea. The lack of support for cash reparations was resounding, with more than 4 in 10 voters “strongly” opposed. “It has a steep uphill climb, at least...
  • Nearly 60% of California voters oppose reparation payments for Black residents

    09/10/2023 12:01:07 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 45 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | September 10, 2023 | By ELISSA MIOLENE
    Over the last few years, the idea of reparations — which would compensate the descendants of American slaves — has surfaced across the country. Though a state task force recently recommended making cash reparations a reality in California, voters in the Golden State oppose doing so by a roughly two-to-one margin, according to a new poll from the Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies.
  • DeSantis directs $1M to secure historically Black college, $100K for families of Jacksonville shooting victims

    08/28/2023 5:43:40 PM PDT · by backpacker_c · 58 replies
    foxnews ^ | Aug 28, 2023 | danielle wallace
    GOP presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Monday directed $1 million to bolster security at a historically Black college near the site of what authorities deemed a racially motivated shooting that killed three Black people at a Dollar General in Jacksonville over the weekend. The governor also pledged $100,000 to help the families of those shooting victims. The announcement comes a day after DeSantis was met with boos at a Jacksonville vigil for the victims Sunday. "Also, per the request at yesterday's vigil, we're able to do $100,000 to the charity that is supporting the victims families," DeSantis added....
  • Reparations: Calculating The Costs vs The Choices

    08/20/2023 2:41:54 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-18-23 | Brother Bob
    This is actually a guest post by former FA author, Scott. I'm still on my news blackout, and will join the conversation in the comments once I promote this on my social media feeds when I return after labor Day. Enjoy! - BB San Francisco, the State of California, and perhaps a dozen other cities and states want to pay reparations to descendants of American slaves. Multiple commissions and committees around the country have been formed. At these hearings, the amount of money that each descendant of a slave will get varies wildly. I’ve seen people demand-with great fervor and...
  • Minnesota set to dole out weed ‘reparations’ for select communities to ‘undo the harm’ of prohibition

    08/14/2023 1:59:22 AM PDT · by Libloather · 24 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 8/04/23 | Vivek Saxena
    Minnesota is reportedly set to pay out “reparations” to communities that have been disproportionately affected by marijuana laws. The “reparations,” as some are calling it, will be paid out as per a “CanRenew” grant program stuck into a new marijuana law that made the drug illegal to use, possess, and grow in the state starting as of August 1st. “Starting in fiscal year 2026, the program will award $15 million a year to eligible organizations in communities that have high concentrations of people who were convicted for a marijuana offense or had family members who were convicted,” the Star Tribune...
  • ‘Squad’ member Rep. Cori Bush made $15K teaching course on reparations

    08/12/2023 11:46:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    Nypost ^ | 08/12/2023 | Jon Levine
    US Rep. Cori Bush pocketed $15,000 for teaching a university summer course on reparations, according to her financial disclosure report. The Missouri congresswoman — and longtime champion of offering cash payments to black Americans as compensation for slavery — earned the dough from George Mason University for co-teaching the class “The Public Pedagogy of Truth and Reparations.”
  • Dem Wants Incarcerations to Be Racially Balanced [semi-satire]

    07/24/2023 10:22:31 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 July 2023 | John Semmens
    California State Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D-Los Angeles) says "the imbalance we see where Blacks are over represented in our prisons is indefensible. For too long we've allowed racism to unduly influence who goes to jail and for how long. Steps must be taken to rectify this injustice." A bill to enact the reform this assemblymember wants has already passed the Assembly by a 58-13 margin. Jones-Sawyer bragged that "this bill will allow courts to consider whether a sentence would aggravate or mitigate the existing racial imbalance among the prison population. The standard sentencing practice of giving longer sentences to those...
  • Dozens of Law Enforcement Officers Move Between Trump and His Plane Shortly Before Takeoff - Watch What Happens Next

    07/21/2023 8:30:16 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Western Journal ^ | July 10, 2023 at 1:02pm | Joe Saunders
    It’s the kind of media money just can’t buy.Video making the rounds Sunday of former President Donald Trump at the Los Angeles International Airport shows him being greeted by a column of uniformed law enforcement personnel who staged a round of applause, then stuck around for some selfies with the current front-runner for the GOP nomination.And one of the country’s leftist liberal news media outlets just couldn’t stand the pain.Trump campaign senior adviser Dan Scavino originally posted the video Sunday afternoon. It shows a phalanx of motorcycle officers arriving at the airport before lining up on foot in formation to...
  • Gun control laws in California and beyond in peril as Supreme Court expands 2nd Amendment

    07/19/2023 2:28:18 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 25 replies
    LA Times via msn ^ | 18 july 2021 | David G. Savage
    It wasn't until 2008 that the Supreme Court for the first time struck down a gun control law, ruling the 2nd Amendment protected the "right of law-abiding, responsible citizens" to keep a handgun at home for self-defense. Last year, the court went a step further and said an "ordinary law-abiding citizen" also has a right to a state permit to carry a concealed weapon in public for self-defense. Now the justices face a new frontier: Do gun rights extend to dangerous people and dangerous weapons? In just the last year, accused criminals and felons including drug dealers and domestic abusers...
  • Progressives’ War on Teaching Math Conquers California

    07/19/2023 10:04:40 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 52 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 16, 2023
    As progressives want to do everywhere, California is destroying math education in the name of “equity.” The state’s new “math framework” for public schools ditches traditional instruction to emphasize “self-identity” and collaboration in lieu of actual math skills. It aims to keep all students in the same math courses until 10th grade — no longer grouping students by skill so the kids who can learn more get the more advanced instruction they need. The result will be far fewer kids able to take advanced classes (calculus, or even algebra), and more “slow” children denied the chance to gain basic skills....