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City of Berkeley Bans Gendered Words Like ‘Manhole’ and ‘Manpower’ From Code Book

18th July 2019

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The Ministry of Truth is on the case.

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Thousands of Puerto Rico Protesters Turn Streets of San Juan Into ‘War Zone’ Over Corrupt Government

18th July 2019

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Thousands of Puerto Ricans took to the streets of Old San Juan to demand the ouster of Governor Ricardo Rosselló following corruption investigations and the leaking of 889 pages of text messages revealing him to be vindictive, sexist and profane – including against those who died following Hurricane Maria.

Rosselló was, of course, a Democrat, until he became head of something called the New Progressive Party.

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The Democrats Plan to Nationalize Land, Democratic Socialism in Action

18th July 2019

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A Wall Street Journal editorial of July 10th lays out what the House Democrats’ most recent socialist scheme (H.R.3195 – Land and Water Conservation Fund Permanent Funding Act) is all about. In June, the Democrats who sit on the House Natural Resources Committee passed H.R.3195, which is currently winding its way through the House. This bill mandates permanent funding of $900 million to the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) each year. This would be a whopping two and a half times greater than the Fund’s average annual expenditures over the past 15 years. Just what does the LWCF do? The Fund was created in 1964. It is primarily funded by federal oil and gas drilling royalties. Its main activity has been to gobble up private land (read: nationalize) and put it under government ownership, management, and political control. Among other things, this means that the newly nationalized lands will be poorly managed.

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‘Words Matter’: Democratic Congressman Wants to Officially Abolish the Words ‘Illegal Alien’

17th July 2019

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Totalitarians always want to control the language. If you can’t talk about something, eventually you stop thinking about it, too.

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ICE Released List Of Illegal Immigrants Accused Of Crimes After Local Police Ignored Detainers

15th July 2019

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement is releasing quarterly reports of illegal immigrants accused of crimes in an effort to highlight the dangers posed by “sanctuary city” policies after local police denied retainer requests.

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Trump Judges Hit a Home Run in the 9th

15th July 2019

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There’s a reason Planned Parenthood likes to challenge pro-life laws on the West Coast. It knows the cases will eventually bubble up to the most liberal bench in the country—the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

There’s just one problem. After almost three years of President Donald Trump, their favorite appeals court isn’t exactly liberal anymore. And that’s throwing a major wrench into the abortion industry’s plans.

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Democratic Chicago Mayor Bans ICE From City Police Databases Ahead of Planned Raids

13th July 2019

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The mayor of Chicago, Lori Lightfoot, said that the city was to ban ICE from accessing police databases in the city, according to Breitbart.

The news comes after reports of potential raids set to take place in more than 10 U.S. cities on Sunday.

The mayor said about the city’s police: “They will not team up with ICE to detain any resident. We have also cut off ICE access from any CPD databases and that will remain permanent. Chicago is and will always be a welcoming city that will never tolerate ICE tearing our families apart.”

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FBI Investigating Tattooed Deputy Gangs in Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

13th July 2019

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The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, multiple people familiar with the inquiry said.

The federal probe follows allegations of beatings and harassment by members of the Banditos, a group of deputies assigned to the Sheriff’s Department’s East L.A. station who brand themselves with matching tattoos of a skeleton outfitted with a sombrero, bandolier and pistol. The clique’s members are accused by other deputies of using gang-like tactics to recruit young Latino deputies into their fold and retaliating against those who rebuff them.

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Trump Signs New Law to Protect Innocent Small Business Owners From IRS Seizures

12th July 2019

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Under the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970, banks must report any cash transactions greater than $10,000. But if someone frequently deposits or withdraws their cash in amounts under $10,000, the IRS could seize it for “structuring.” Even though their money was earned legitimately and despite the fact that they were never charged with a crime, in 2012, the IRS seized nearly $63,000 from Randy and more than $446,000 from Jeff. It took years of litigation and high-profile coverage before they won their money back.

According to a 2017 report by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, the IRS “enforced structuring laws primarily against legal source funds and compromised the rights of some individuals and businesses.” Out of a sample 278 structuring cases, in 91% of those investigations, TIGTA “did not find evidence that the structured funds came from an illegal source or involved any other illegal activity.”

Draining the swamp one bucket at a time.

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Army War College Surrenders

12th July 2019

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Raymond Ibrahim is the author, most recently, of Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War Between Islam and the West, published last year with a foreword by Victor Davis Hanson. Ibrahim is the Judith Friedman Rosen Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and a frequent contributor to the Gatestone site; his Gatestone columns are compiled here. He knows whereof he writes.

Ibrahim had planned to lecture on his book at the Army War College on June 19. In a new installment of an old story, however, his lecture was canceled due to “CAIR-induced hysteria” presenting him—a native Arabic speaker of Egyptian/Middle Eastern descent—as a “racist” and “white nationalist” who is out to incite American soldiers to murder Muslims.

It’s not enough to be a Person of Color, it is necessary to be a Person of the Correct Color.

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Senators Want to Know Why WNBA Players Make Less Money Than NBA Stars

12th July 2019

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Both of these loons are Democrats which means that they don’t understand basic economics.

WNBA players make less money because they attract less money from sponsors and fans.

They attract less money because they attract fewer viewers.

They attract fewer viewers because NOBODY WANTS TO SEE WOMEN PLAY BASKETBALL.

(Cue transgender invasion.)

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The Day Has Arrived When Nancy Pelosi, Too, Is a Racist

11th July 2019

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I’m sure you always suspected it. I know I did.

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Whose Side Are They On?

11th July 2019

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That is a question that often occurs to me when I watch the Democrats’ anti-American hate-fest. (No, this post isn’t about the media’s slavering homage to Megan Rapinoe, but it could be.) The Southern border is a litmus test: do they believe that the United States has a right to exist as a sovereign nation, or don’t they?

For many Democrats, the answer evidently is No. That goes for all of the Democratic presidential contenders: I believe all of them have signed on to the notion of free medical care (along with many other welfare benefits, of course) for illegal aliens. This isn’t exactly treason–a word that is thrown around much too often these days–but it certainly amounts to selling out the interests of American citizens.

A startling example of the Democrats’ disregard of the interests of American citizens is Congresswoman Veronica Escobar, who reportedly has sent her aides to Mexico to help illegal immigrants game the asylum system by pretending that they don’t speak Spanish. Why, exactly, would an important member of our government, accountable to the citizens of the United States, do this? Last we knew, Escobar’s office had no comment.

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Angry Crowd in Minnesota Shouts ‘USA!’ After Council Bans Pledge of Allegiance Because of Diversity, Illegal Immigrants

10th July 2019

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Not the reaction you would expect in Blue State Minnesota.

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This ‘Endangered Species’ Case Finally Ended in Defeat for the Government

10th July 2019

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The saga began in 2012 when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service determined that 1,544 acres of land in Louisiana was “critical habitat” for an endangered species known as the dusky gopher frog.

As a result of this designation, the federal government was considering a ban on the development of the property, depriving the private property owners of $33.9 million.

The federal government continued to pursue this action even though the dusky gopher frog has not been seen in Louisiana in over 50 years. The frog couldn’t even survive on the property. The only way the area could support the frog is if the private property owners make major and costly changes to the property—changes they have said they have no inclination to make nor can they be forced to make.

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USDA Is Funneling ‘Trade Aid’ to the Agriculture Sector. It’s Old-Fashioned Corporate Welfare.

10th July 2019

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There is renewed hope for trade talks with China—a welcome development for the American economy. But the damage caused by the fight continues.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is using the situation as an excuse to funnel more taxpayer money to the agricultural industry. It is spending $16 billion on trade aid for farmers affected by the trade fight with China. This is on top of the $12 billion in allegedly “one-time” aid provided to farmers last year in response to trade disputes with various countries, including China.

If this wasn’t bad enough, it now appears the Department of Agriculture plans to use trade aid money to help farmers deal with non-trade-related issues.

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NY Clerk to File Federal Lawsuit Against Law Issuing Driver’s Licenses to Illegals

9th July 2019

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Not everybody in the blue states is part of the scofflaw brigade.

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And the Beat Goes On

9th July 2019

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U.S. Air Force Four-Star General George Babbitt played with The Ventures when they first began! It’s fun to hear “Walk, Don’t Run” and watch him as he revels in the opportunity to play with them 38 years later.

The video is the coolest thing you will see this year.

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CBO Destroys Democrat Dreams of Utopia; as Many as 4 Million Jobs Lost Under $15 Minimum Wage

8th July 2019

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You can lead a Dem to data but you can’t make him think.

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The Department of Education Is Not a National School Board

8th July 2019

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Last week, Joe Biden joined the bandwagon of Democrats (started by Elizabeth Warren this year) promising to name a public-school teacher to be Secretary of Education if he wins the presidency. It’s an easy commitment to make in front of a teachers’ union audience, and it wouldn’t be all that odd to do it—several past presidents of both parties have named former public-school teachers to the job.

But the promise is another example of a thoroughly bipartisan misconception about the work of the federal education department. Even if they haven’t been former teachers, nearly every education secretary since the Department of Education was created in the Carter years has been someone with expertise or experience in K-12 education—whether as an educator, administrator, reformer, or policymaker. But the Department of Education actually has a lot more say over higher education than primary or secondary schooling, and its work has suffered from the lack of focus on higher ed over the years. If we must have a Department of Education, it could at least be run by someone who knows something about higher education.

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Report: Democratic Rep. Sending Staff to Mexico to Coach Returned Migrants to Pretend Not Tt Speak Spanish

5th July 2019

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And you, the American taxpayer, are paying his salary.

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How Regulation Killed the Station Wagon and Created the Minivan

5th July 2019

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Stringent fuel economy regulations imposed on cars in the 1970s had made it practically impossible for automakers to keep selling big station wagons. Yet many Americans still wanted roomy vehicles.

The answer, Mr. Sperlich and Mr. Iacocca realized, was to make family vehicles that were regulated as light trucks, a category of vehicles that includes pickups. The government had placed far more lenient fuel economy rules on light trucks, as well as more lenient safety and air pollution standards.

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Today in Security Theater: Report Reveals Dangerous TSA Loophole That Could Put Everyone at Risk

4th July 2019

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Except, of course, for those who refuse to subject themselves to the TSA by flying.

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Cory Booker Helps Asylum Seekers Cross the Border From Juarez

4th July 2019

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Strikes me as disqualifying himself as a Presidential candidate.

Not to much to ask that a candidate for President NOT BREAK THE LAW.

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The Trump Administration Is Sending Fines to Illegal Immigrants Who Refuse to Leave the US

2nd July 2019

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Not sure what the point of that is — if they had money, they wouldn’t be here illegally — but you gotta admit that Trump’s team is full of surprises.

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New Chicago Mayor Wants State Taxpayer Bailout of Chicago Pension Debts

1st July 2019

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That didn’t take long.

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Florida City Pays $462,000 in Ransom After Second Cyberattack Cripples City’s Infrastructure

29th June 2019

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Cyber-criminals have struck for the second week in a row, this time on a small Florida city called Lake City, according to the WSJ. The city has agreed to pay ransom to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars after a ransomware attack crippled its systems.

Perhaps this will motivate communities to PAY ATTENTION to basic security.

But I’m betting not. A profit opportunity for the Dark Web.

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Sanders and Gillibrand Open to New Federally Mandated Busing Policies

28th June 2019

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Ah, jeez, that old chestnut? Haven’t they done enough damage to our public schools?

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Ocasio-Cortez Furious Senate Killed House Bill That She Opposed

28th June 2019

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And they call Trump impulsive.

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Photos Reveal AOC Was Crying Over an Empty Parking Lot

27th June 2019

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My, what a surprise.

A fisking we will go, a fisking we will go….

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A Soros DA Pulled Off the Biggest Islamophobia Hoax

26th June 2019

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Murder is always a hateful act and murderers generally have hateful hearts. But Chief Blue was trying to appease Islamist groups without deviating too much from the facts, by imputing Islamophobia.

But the trial became a circus when Satana Deberry, a leftist pro-crime candidate allegedly backed by George Soros, defeated her credible predecessor to become the DA of Durham County.

District Attorney Roger Echols had wanted the death penalty. Satana ruled out the death penalty. The new radical DA had a very political agenda in mind. Not to punish Hicks, but to prove he’s a bigot.

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California Woman Wins Huge Settlement in CPS Incident Where Son Was Taken, Given 13 Vaccines

25th June 2019

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Granted that there is a public health government interest in vaccination, nevertheless it seems to me that as long as the vaccinations are freely available the only people who might suffer from lack of vaccination are the people who refuse to get vaccinated. Vaccinations are rather like seat belts in that respect.

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The News From Newsom

25th June 2019

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Citing Newsom’s tweeted video (below), Monica Showalter writes: “I thought it was satire, something cooked up by his political enemies. You couldn’t put out a less attractive video than the one Gavin Newsom did for illegal aliens on Twitter, advising them himself on how to obstruct ICE from any deportation maneuvers. And sure enough, he wasn’t hacked — it really was blue-checked he.” I yield to Monica’s American Thinker post “California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom puts out a video for illegals on how to obstruct ICE.”

Quotable quote: “And more creepy still, [Newsom] cites the ‘three strikes’ law, as if to acknowledge that illegals commit quite a few crimes while they are here sopping up the services.”

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Pelosi: Being in the Country Illegally “Not a Reason for Deportation”

24th June 2019

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I guess Democrats only obey the laws they like. Must be mice.

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California’s Gov. Gavin Newsom Puts Out a Video for Illegals on How to Obstruct ICE

24th June 2019

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There’s gotta be a law against that.

I would love to see some U.S. Marshals perp-walking this proglodyte into Federal court.

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Rogue DHS Official Leaked Word of Surprise Ten-City ICE Raid in Order to Scuttle It

24th June 2019

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The Deep State has minions everywhere.

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TAKEN: How Police Departments Make Millions by Seizing Property

23rd June 2019

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The ‘asset forfeiture’ scam needs to be stopped and stopped soon.

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Chicago Mayor ‘Will Not Cooperate’ With ICE to Deport Illegal Immigrants

22nd June 2019

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Hey, if they want to stay and get shot, it’s their call.

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Blunders by Democrats and Capitol Police Enabled What Prosecutors Call the ‘Largest Data Theft in Senate History’

21st June 2019

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A rogue Democratic aide stole a massive trove of political data and used it to harm Republicans by “doxxing” them in what prosecutors call the “largest data theft in Senate history.”

The theft was made possible, and could have been much worse, because of myriad blunders by the Capitol Police and multiple Democratic congresswomen.

Jackson Cosko was sentenced Wednesday to four years in prison. Prosecutors called his offense an “extraordinary” and “vicious” crime where the ex-Democratic aide stole a senator’s data, mined it for blackmail material and then published the home addresses and phone numbers of Republican senators during the 2018 hearings for now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Isn’t it amazing how, with all of the complaints about Republicans that Congressional Democrats make, it’s somehow always a Democrat that goes to jail.

UPDATE: What Dem Criminal? Nets Ignore Ex-Staffer Sentenced After Doxing

 

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Republican Oregon State Senators Flee the State to Avoid Vote. The Governor Sends State Police to Find Them

20th June 2019

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Democrats in Texas did that a while ago. It was pretty entertaining.

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Here Are the New York Clerks Refusing to Issue Driver’s Licenses to Illegal Aliens

20th June 2019

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Looks as if the anti-Trumpers aren’t the only ‘resistance’ in town.

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ICE Releases List of Murderers and Rapists Protected Under Sanctuary City Policies

19th June 2019

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a list of criminal illegal aliens who were released from jail due to sanctuary city policies, many of whom went on to commit other crimes.

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Baltimore: More Gun Control, More Crime

16th June 2019

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Maryland banned “high capacity” magazines and a variety of “assault weapons” via the Firearm Safety Act of 2013. That Act also required would-be handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to the state police as a part of the registration scenario.

On March 27, 2017, Breitbart News reported the criminal use of “high capacity” magazines was at a seven-year high. In other words, the ban had only impacted law-abiding citizens. Criminals still had – and still used – the prohibited magazines.

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Social Security Is Staring at Its First Real Shortfall in Decades

13th June 2019

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All Ponzi schemes eventually bottom out.

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Outrage: California Stiffed Farmers Over Land Seized For High-Speed Rail Route

12th June 2019

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More than three years after the state of California seized land through eminent domain for its high-speed rail boondoggle, the state has yet to pay farmers expenses they owe them. And in some cases, they still owe them for the land as well — even while it remains questionable whether the state will ever get around to using it….

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Ilhan Omar Filed Taxes Jointly With a Man Who Was Not Her Husband, While Legally Married to Another Man

11th June 2019

Ace of Spades turns over a rock.

The guys at Powerline have been pursuing this for years.

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Senate Democrats Demand Amnesty for Foreign Nationals

10th June 2019

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A group of Senate Democrats spearheaded by Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) have demanded that the United States grant amnesty to foreign nationals living in the country on Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

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California Lawmakers Move to Expand Medicaid for Illegal Immigrants

7th June 2019

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What better way to stop illegal immigration than to promise them free health care?

Next step: Free money.

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Congress Scraps Provision to Restrict IRS from Competing with TurboTax

6th June 2019

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Sometimes the lobbyists lose one.

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Officials Vote to Fire Texas Teacher Following Tweets to Trump About Illegal Immigrants

6th June 2019

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District officials voted to fire a Texas English teacher Tuesday, following tweets to President Donald Trump about illegal immigrants in the Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD).

Unfortunately, school officials in major Texas cities are as Blue as in any coastal area.

“The Board approved her ‘proposed’ termination, in the words of the Board president, Jacinto Ramos, Jr., ‘…based both upon Ms. Clark’s conduct, and the fact that the public reaction to her conduct has been highly negative and, therefore compromised and diminished her effectiveness as a teacher within Fort Worth ISD,’” Bond said.

In other words, she’s a troublemaker and so she has to go. Apparently her effectiveness as a teacher is judged by how ‘woke’ she is.

I shouldn’t have to remind everyone not to send their kids to a government school.

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