All Activity

This stream auto-updates   

  1. Today
  2. Real Clear Politics Los Angeles County has too many voters. An estimated 1.6 million, according to the latest calculations – which is roughly the population of Philadelphia. That’s the difference between the number of people on the county’s voter rolls and the actual number of voting age residents. This means that L.A. is in violation of federal law, which seeks to limit fraud by requiring basic voter list maintenance to make sure that people who have died, moved, or are otherwise ineligible to vote aren’t still on the rolls. Los Angeles County has made only minimal efforts to clean up its voter rolls for decades. It began sending notices to those 1.6 million people last month to settle a lawsuit brought by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. Los Angeles County may be California’s worst offender, but 10 of the state’s 58 counties also have registration rates exceeding 100% of the voting age population. In fact, the voter registration rate for the entire state of California is 101%. And the Golden State isn’t alone. Eight states, as well as the District of Columbia, have total voter registration tallies exceeding 100%, and in total, 38 states have counties where voter registration rates exceed 100%. Another state that stands out is Kentucky, where the voter registration rate in 48 of its 120 counties exceeded 100% last year. About 15% of America’s counties where there is reliable voter data – that is, over 400 counties out of 2,800 – have voter registration rates over 100%. This echoes a 2012 Pew study that found that 24 million voter registrations in the United States, about one out of every eight, are “no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate” – a number greater than the current population of Florida or New York state. Pew’s total included at least 1.8 million dead people and another 2.75 million Americans who were registered to vote in at least two states. In sum, America’s voter rolls are a mess – and everyone knows it. While voter registration rates over 100% are not proof of fraud, they certainly create opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t exist, such as voting twice in different precincts or the potential for requesting and filling out invalid absentee ballots. At a time when both parties are warning of threats to free and fair elections, obeying federal law by updating the voter rolls would seem to be an easy fix.
  3. You're welcome, Rcat!
  4. President Trump Obliterates Ilhan Omar at the White House, Gets Massive Cheers “If you’re not happy here, then you can leave. As far as I’m concerned, if you hate our country, if you’re not happy here you can leave. That’s what I say all the time. That’s what I said in a tweet that I guess some people think is controversial. A lot of people love it, by the way. A lot of people love it. But if you’re not happy in the U.S., if you’re complaining all the time, very simply you can leave. You can leave right now. You can come back if you want, don’t come back, that’s ok, too,” he continued.
  5. National Review New generations of Chinese immigrants hate affirmative action — and some are beginning to love Trump. On June 13, during a nasty storm, a group of Chinese New Yorkers gathered in front of the gates of Gracie Mansion, the New York mayor’s residence on the Upper East Side, to protest. Inside, Mayor Bill de Blasio was meeting with two dozen or so representatives of the Asian-American community to discuss his controversial plan to reform the meritocratic admissions process for the city’s specialized high schools — the first such meeting since he announced the plan out of the blue a year ago. The protesters, crowded under umbrellas or clad in ponchos, blamed the mayor for taking so long to hold the meeting and for handpicking most invitees from government-funded entities, thereby shutting out key opponents of his plan. The rain was pouring and the wind howling, but when a soft-spoken, skinny man made a speech in front of the crowd, the protesters paid attention. “Today there are no politicians or leaders. We are all ordinary parents,” he told them, standing in the rain without any protection. “But we should believe in our power. As long as we fight together, we are able to protect the future of our children.” His name is Donghui Zang, a rising community leader who was little-known in the Chinese community until a year ago. Zang, the father of two teenage boys, first came out on the streets to protest on June 5, 2018, two days after the mayor announced his plan to eliminate the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT) to diversify the intake of the city’s top high schools, where a majority of students are Asian and very few are Black or Hispanic.
  6. CNS News In the new nation that Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota seeks to create, the "capitalist system" will be left behind in pursuit of a "fair and just economy" where the federal government guarantees everybody jobs, housing, health care and free abortions. How can we know this? She has declared it in writing. Omar's campaign website includes a section called "Ilhan's Vision." The agenda it presents contradicts foundational American principles — particularly the rights to life and property — that were spelt out in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The declaration says that "all men are created equal" and "endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights." The Fifth Amendment says, "No person shall be ... deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation."
  7. Fox News EXCLUSIVE -- Scherie Murray, a New York businesswoman who immigrated from Jamaica as a child and is active in state Republican politics, is launching a campaign Wednesday for the congressional seat held by Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Fox News has learned. In a phone interview, Murray, 38, confirmed her intention to run for the New York congressional seat as a Republican. “There is a crisis in Queens, and it’s called AOC,” Murray told Fox News. “And instead of focusing on us, she’s focusing on being famous. Mainly rolling back progress and authoring the job-killing Green New Deal and killing the Amazon New York deal.” Murray, who was born in Jamaica and moved to the United States when she was 9, is officially launching her campaign Wednesday with an introductory video that takes sharp jabs at the 29-year-old Ocasio-Cortez.
  8. F F Fox News The Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton embraced in the 2008 primaries. The parameters of marriage — “between a man and woman,” in Obama’s words — have now transmogrified beyond gay civil unions to legal gay marriage to transgendered fixations. Obama once protested that he was no king who could open the border and grant amnesties by fiat. Yet his view of immigration has metamorphosed well beyond Dreamers into Democratic candidates going into Mexico to escort illegal immigrants unlawfully into our country — and 500 sanctuary jurisdictions in which federal immigration law is all but null and void. In a nanosecond, Betsy Ross’ iconic colonial flag, which once emblazoned the backdrop of the 2012 Obama inauguration, has become a racist icon. ObamaCare has abruptly morphed into “Medicare for All” — including illegal aliens, eligible as soon as they cross the border. The socialist party has absorbed what is left of the old Democrats. At first, the progressive old guard in Congress, like good Girondists, found the revolutionary carnivores useful in reducing the ranks of the Trumpians, the Tea Party, Reagan Democrats, old Perot voters and the white working class to the inanimate status of “deplorables,” “irredeemables,” “clingers” and “dregs” — and with them, the bigoted, racist, sexist, nativist, classist, homophobic and xenophobic GOP.
  9. Thanks so much for the humpday toons Pookie. :-)
  10. Click below for related story: This Thread Brought To You By The Letters C & L: In Case You Missed It Dept.: Impressed Military Drops Portland Antifa In Hostile ISIS Territory To Continue Doling Out Justice Dems Change Mind On Border Wall After Realizing It Will Keep People From Leaving When We Switch To Socialism Netflix Under Fire For Including Straight Character In New Show College Campus Designates 2-Inch-By-2-Inch Patch Of Concrete As Free Speech Zone
  11. CNBC Jennifer Elias July 16 2019 In his first line of questioning for Google during a Senate hearing on Tuesday, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tx., displayed a Google presentation dated 2018 suggesting that tech firms, including Google, were moving away from unmediated free speech and toward censorship. Google Vice President for Government Affairs & Public Policy, Karan Bhatia appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to discuss censorship through search engines on Tuesday. Google has faced concern from Republican politicians including Senator Cruz, who allege the company censors right-leaning search results. (Snip) _________________________________________________________________________________________
  12. OTOH.................................
  13. Yesterday
  14. Fox News Billionaire tech industry icon Peter Thiel wants Google investigated for "seemingly treasonous" work with China -- and President Trump is listening. The PayPal co-founder appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Monday and called out Google for working with the Chinese government on a major artificial intelligence project instead of the U.S. Thiel had recently discussed the issue at the National Conservatism Conference in Washington, D.C. PETER THIEL TELLS TUCKER CARLSON WHICH 2020 DEM HAS HIM 'MOST SCARED' “The question is ... what in the world is going on there?” Thiel asked. Trump cited Thiel's comments in a Tuesday morning tweet and said: “The Trump Administration will take a look!” What exactly that means is unclear. The Justice Department declined to comment on the apparent suggestion the company could be investigated. Asked for a response, a Google representative said: "As we have said before, we do not work with the Chinese military." ________ Then they shouldn't mind answering a few questions...
  15. PJ Media I must confess that the absurdities that are the product of the left's Trump Derangement Syndrome continue to astound and amuse me. Neither response is probably good or helpful, though. At this point, I shouldn't be astounded at the depths of stupidity to which leftists afraid of Donald Trump will descend. In a similar vein, I shouldn't be amused by TDS because it has real-world consequences, but more on that in a bit. In a recent article, the Washingtonian laid bare, albeit unintentionally, the troubling levels of Trump Derangement Syndrome. The article, titled "DC Types Have Been Flocking to Shrinks Ever Since Trump Won. And a Lot of the Therapists Are Miserable," can be summed up with this frightening pull-quote: In a nutshell, many of this country's mental health providers believe that President Trump, and by extension conservatives, are an illness infecting our nation. The article begins with a creepy retelling of a group of leftists coming undone during Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process. A group of mental health professionals couldn't handle the news that a capable judge who has not been convicted of a crime (nor charged, for that matter) was confirmed to the United States Supreme Court. Be bothered by Kavanaugh's politics and ideological positions, if you must. Cling to the stubborn and refuted belief that he did bad things when he was a kid, if you insist. But to be reduced to the inability to concentrate reveals a childish level of narcissism that is dangerous. Unfortunately, as the meat of the Washingtonian article points out, the problem is that those blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome are leading others blinded by Trump Derangement Syndrome. _______ The insane leading the insane...
  16. Daily Wire On Monday, former Vice President Joe Biden brought back fond memories of yesteryear by repeating the mantra of his former boss, former President Barack Obama, stating, "If you like your health care plan … you can keep it." Biden was speaking at an AARP-sponsored conference when he reportedly asserted, “I give people the option. If you like your health care plan, your employer-based plan, you can keep it. If in fact you have private insurance, you can keep it.” As The Washington Free Beacon reports, “The 2020 Democratic frontrunner released a health care plan Monday that would seek to build upon the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, which included subsidies to lower prices on the exchanges and also allowing for a 'public option' his campaign called similar to Medicare.” Biden added, “You get a choice. You get full coverage and you can stay with your plan if you like it. You can stay with your employer-based plan, or you can move on. I think it's the quickest, most reasonable, rational and best way to get to universal coverage." Fox News noted of Obama’s infamous promise, “If you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan”: Politifact wrote: ________ Old white man steals from black man...
  17. Washington Times The House ruled Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s criticism of President Trump violates the chamber’s rules. Members are now voting on whether her words should be struck from the official record. Majority Leader Steny Hoyer took over the gavel to make the announcement. “The words used by the gentlewoman from California contained an accusation of racist behavior on the part of the President,” Mr. Hoyer said. “The words should not be used in debate.” The top ranking House Democrat called the president’s comments about four freshman congresswomen — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib — “divisive and dangerous” to the country. ________ I wish they could shut her up more often....
  18. GOP leaders stand by Trump, dismiss Democrats’ outrage over 'go back' tweets House Republican leaders stood by President Trump on Tuesday in response to a Democratic resolution condemning his controversial tweets about four freshman lawmakers, alleging their outrage is “all about politics” and suggesting it's being used to revive an impeachment push. “They talked more about impeachment than anything else,” House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said, referring to Monday's fiery press conference with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. "We should get back to the business of America." The battle between Trump and congressional Democrats over his weekend tweets has become all-consuming, effectively putting other skirmishes -- ranging from a bid to hold Trump Cabinet officials in contempt to feuding inside the Democratic caucus over those same freshman lawmakers' conduct -- on the backburner. If anything, Trump's comments -- telling the freshmen to “go back” to the countries they came from (despite all but Omar being from the United States) and then come back and show everyone how to fix things -- have united the fractured Democrats for the time being.
  19. NY TimesJeffrey Epstein’s Safe Had ‘Piles of Cash’ and a Fake Passport, Prosecutors Say Two women who say they were sexually abused by Mr. Epstein also urged the judge to deny him bail ahead of his sex-trafficking trial. Benjamin Weiser and Ali Watkins July 15 2019 Investigators discovered a safe in Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion that held “piles of cash,” diamonds and an expired passport from a foreign country which had Mr. Epstein’s photo but a fake name and said he lived in Saudi Arabia. Prosecutors revealed the safe’s contents as they argued on Monday in Federal District Court in Manhattan that Mr. Epstein should be denied bail before his sex-trafficking and conspiracy trial because he was a flight risk and a danger to the community. He is accused of abusing dozens of underage girls in New York and Florida in the early 2000s. Two women who said Mr. Epstein had abused them bolstered the government’s argument, urging Judge Richard M. Berman to deny him bail. (Snip) __________________________________________________________
  20. July 16 2019 Donald Trump, Jr. and Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA discuss with Will Witt why Big Tech censorship is the biggest threat to free speech.
  21. Trump’s ‘The Squad’ Tweet: The Right Message Said The Wrong Way When President Trump tweeted Sunday that “‘Progressive’ Democrat congresswomen” should “go back” to the countries they came from, the vapors swept through the political class and media. Granted, the tweet was crude. But the delivery should not invalidate the point. For the record, here’s the tweet in its entirety: “So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!” First off, if he’s referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley, known as “The Squad,” only one was not born in the U.S. — Omar is from Somalia. Trump hurt his credibility right away. But the core of the message is this: If these lawmakers who want to replace our liberal economic system with socialism are so smart, they need to show us how their ideas would fare in impoverished nations that are pumping refugees who are looking for better lives into the U.S. Once that’s achieved, they’re welcome to return to America and use their experience to fix this country.
  22. House Republican says he'll buy tickets for 'anti-American,' 'anti-Semitic' 'squad' to leave the country
  23. The RNC Just Torched Ocasio-Cortez And Her 'Squad's' Presser By Rehashing All The Things That Back Up What Trump Said About Them
  24. Oh, So Maybe That’s Why Trump Decided To Take A Swipe At Ocasio-Cortez And Her Crew AOC’s “Squad” could actually be helping in accomplishing that end, as new polling shows this crew, their agenda, and their message is overwhelmingly unpopular. With more media exposure, they’re defining the larger Democratic Party with voters in swing House districts. It’s a downright bloodbath. So, maybe kicking the hornet’s nest was necessary. You know these four won’t be able to hold their tongue. They couldn’t. Axios had the figures and if you’re a supporter of these far left clowns—well, they’re the gift that keeps on giving for the GOP:
  1. Load more activity