Saturday, October 31, 2015
Note that this year, Candidates in Humboldt County were not asked to supply information to Smart Voter.
Governing Board Member; Fortuna Union High School District
Member; Humboldt County Office of Education; Trustee Area 4
Board Member; McKinleyville Union School District
Nicholas A. Som
Director; Fruitland Ridge Fire Protection District
Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation; Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation; Division 2
Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation; Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation; Division 5
Director; Manila Community Services District
Carol Vander Meer
Director, Humboldt County; Resort Improvement District 1
Lawrence Evan Piercey
Director; Willow Creek Community Services District
E. B. Duggan
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Friday, October 30, 2015
Hundreds more deemed classified... https://t.co/9jaH8fmSUG— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 30, 2015
PROOF: HRC Sent Classified Info... https://t.co/2dv4dSX0Mo— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 30, 2015
Blumenthal Sent Memos on Syria and Israel... https://t.co/4ZU9EBFZeY— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 30, 2015
Breaking: 2007 War Protesters Reunite in Massive Protest Against President Sending US Combat Troops to Syria pic.twitter.com/nKtlrKq4nG— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) October 30, 2015
Shots fired in Budapest: Orbán publicly names Soros as one of the big drivers of Europe's huge migration crisis. https://t.co/nYeTeGnQts— John Schindler (@20committee) October 30, 2015
"I speak of his candidacy in the past tense, which is rude though I don't mean it rudely," Noonan wrote in her Wall Street Journal column. "It's just hard to see how this can work. By hard I mean, for me, impossible."
Alan Simpson: "@RandPaul is saying some important things & that's why he's the lowest one in the polls."
Obama Set To Announce US Boots On The Ground In Syria https://t.co/tTYYbYOZ7P— zerohedge (@zerohedge) October 30, 2015
Nobel Peace Prize update. https://t.co/UxIeyGaDIT— Instapundit.com (@instapundit) October 30, 2015
The third Republican presidential primary debate had a surprise winner Wednesday night: The Republican Party.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
@RandPaul makes budget point of order and asks for yeas/nays. Senate leadership asks to waive rules to raid Social Security. Voting now.— Doug Stafford (@dougstafford) October 30, 2015
The only other alternative should not be that we go further and further in debt. #StandwithRand— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 30, 2015
Doesn't seem to be a significant will on either side to stop spending. This is why congress has a 10% approval rating.— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 30, 2015
Is it really so awful to conceive that we only spend what comes in? Every American family does it.— Dr. Rand Paul (@RandPaul) October 30, 2015
Great news for mothers expecting twins . @ABC— Rufus Johnson☆ (@Mikes_idea) October 30, 2015
CRUZ NUKES MEDIA AT DEBATE... https://t.co/ZkNjDSkNsy— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 29, 2015
"Let me say something at the outset," the Senator from Texas said. "The questions asked in this debate illustrate why the American people don't trust the media."
"This is not a cage match. And you look at the questions -- Donald Trump, are you a comic book villain? Ben Carson, can you do math? John Kasich, will you insult two people over here? Marco Rubio, why don't you resign? Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen? How about talking about the substantive issues," Cruz said to commanding applause from the audience.
"Do we get credit for this one," Quintanilla asked Cruz?
"And Carl, I'm not finished yet. The contrast with the Democratic debate, where every thought and question from the media was, which of you is more handsome and why?" Cruz asked and then paused to cough.
"You have 30 seconds left to answer should you choose to do so," Quintanilla told the candidate.
"Let me be clear," Cruz said. "The men and women on this stage have more ideas, more experience, more common sense, than ever participant in the Democratic debate. That debate reflected a debate between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks."
"Nobody believes that the moderators have any intention of voting in a Republican primary," Cruz said.
Ted Cruz's attack on the media was most buzzed about moment on Facebook https://t.co/34ijdS5TWW— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) October 29, 2015
BTW, @tedcruz smackdown of the moderators there was clearly not scripted.He gave on the fly specifics of outrages they had just committed— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) October 29, 2015
Cruz's tax plan eliminates the IRS. That's it. When does early voting begin? #GOPDebate— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) October 29, 2015
This debate was @hughhewitt's nightmare - that the moderators would be the big story the next morning
Wow. CNN panel completely running with the idea that CNBC flunked their debate.— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) October 29, 2015
DISASTER Proof: NBC Debate Moderator John Harwood Lied About Rubio’s Tax Plan https://t.co/HxBQ7nSm4a— John Nolte (@NolteNC) October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
"[The liberal media]'s established this tyranny of thought...what @RealBenCarson said is 'I'm not playing that game.'"
@KatMcKinley Harwood: Marco, does your plan suck? Marco: No, and I'll explain wh - Harwood: Yes it does. Shut up while I answer myself.— SalenaZito (@SalenaZitoTrib) October 29, 2015
"John, do you want me to answer or do you want to answer? Even in New Jersey, what you're doing is rude." Christie pwns panel.— Stephen Green (@VodkaPundit) October 29, 2015
Best moments for all candidates--cruz, rubio, trump, christie--have involved slapping down moderators— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) October 29, 2015
Tonight, CNBC brings you a debate between three of its anchors, moderated by the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.
Tonight, CNBC brings you a debate between three of its anchors, moderated by the 2016 Republican presidential candidates.— John Hayward (@Doc_0) October 29, 2015
Oh, for a minute the CNBC people just started fighting w each other!— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 29, 2015
CNBC is really pissing people off. "Stop giving your opinions, stop sermonizing, stop interrupting, and just ask the question!" #GOPDebate— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 29, 2015
This is all unbelievable. It’s like these jerks did oppo-research on all the candidates & just attacking them one by one. It’s unacceptable— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) October 29, 2015
Tremendously poor moderation. Alternately trivial, tedious and out of control. Never thought I'd be cheering for Ted Cruz.— Michael Gerson (@MJGerson) October 29, 2015
oh my god did i just hear Ted Cruz say something awesome that i agree with? Yes. The media is even stupider than the pols. Who's on first?— Bill Maher (@billmaher) October 29, 2015
Is CNBC a business channel? Do you have to be an economically illiterate liberal to be a host there?— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 29, 2015
My own view: Preibus should be fired & media removed from moderating future debates https://t.co/JN7DkOsgvT— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) October 29, 2015
CNBC Moderator Harwood Admits Premise of His Question on Rubio's Tax Plan is Erroneous https://t.co/ADYjDqk2pP— The Weekly Standard (@weeklystandard) October 29, 2015
.@MarcoRubio: "Democrats have the ultimate Super PAC – the mainstream media." Focus group dialed that over 90. 📈— Frank Luntz (@FrankLuntz) October 29, 2015
Christie calls Obama's DOJ "a political Justice Department" that picks who it wants to win and lose.
Christie calls Obama's DOJ "a political Justice Department" that picks who it wants to win and lose. #CNBCGOPDebate— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) October 29, 2015
CNBC Comes at Trump Guns Blazin' with 'Insulting' Debate Question. But The Donald Wasn't Having It. https://t.co/PDblDfvdyF— Independent Journal (@IJDOTCOM) October 29, 2015
I will ask every American to call congress tomorrow and say enough is enough, no more debt #StandwithRand
Wow. Rubio's answer on the Sun-Sentinel question and his response to Bush, were mic-drop-worthy. #GOPDebate— Ian Tuttle (@iptuttle) October 29, 2015
"My campaign is about the future of America, not about attacking others on this stage. " -Rubio #CNBCGOPDebate— Right for Rubio (@RightForRubio) October 29, 2015
Jeb is done. Done done done done. https://t.co/fEK5QSTgSi— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 29, 2015
Why do I think that Marco just ended Bush’s campaign #CNBCDEBATE— Jeff Dunetz (@yidwithlid) October 29, 2015
New PLANNED PARENTHOOD video: Doctor wants intact fetal heads for brain harvesting... https://t.co/vwCs5b8JSK— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 27, 2015
Rubio a top target at debate... https://t.co/hDjfP5I02q— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 27, 2015
Agency possessed Stingray cellphone surveillance gear, documents reveal... https://t.co/LHOIZyiqrG— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 26, 2015
Boehner presses for budget vote over conservative opposition...
SESSIONS: 'Appears Obama got whatever he wanted'...
BoehnerRyan 'good cop/bad cop routine'...
I'm gonna need more popcorn https://t.co/D1KXBA2Bhf— Michelle Ray (@GaltsGirl) October 28, 2015
Another one bites the dust-9th Obamacare co-op implodes https://t.co/cJtpOWWSvr— Kris Held,MD (@kksheld) October 28, 2015
It seems Mr. Farmer may have stumbled upon a solid new slogan for the entire law. The New York Times analyzes the "cascading failures" of Obamacare co-ops across the country:
The grim announcements keep coming, picking up pace in recent weeks. About a third, or eight, alternative health insurers created under President Obama’s health care law to spur competition that might have made coverage less expensive for consumers are shutting down. The three largest are among that number. Only 14 of the so-called cooperatives are still standing, some precariously. The toll of failed co-op insurers, which were intended to challenge dominant companies that wield considerable power to dictate prices, has left about 500,000 customers scrambling to find health insurance for next year...At a time when the industry is experiencing a wave of consolidation, with giants like Anthem and Aetna planning to buy their smaller rivals, the vanishing co-ops will leave some consumers with fewer choices — and potentially higher prices...The shuttering of these start-ups amounts to what could be a loss of nearly $1 billion in federal loans provided to help them get started. And the cascading series of failures has also led to skepticism about the Obama administration’s commitment to this venture. Some policy analysts say they were doomed from the beginning.Doomed from the beginning. So why flush a billion taxpayer dollars setting them up? Intraparty Democratic politics, the Times reports: "Created as a concession to Democrats who wanted the health care law to include a government-run plan as an alternative to private insurers, the co-ops faced significant hurdles from the start." Liberal Democrats demanded a "public option" within Obamacare, which critics (and supporters) rightly predicted would directly facilitate the demise of America's private health insurance industry. With so many elected Democrats still peddling the "keep your plan" fiction at the time, Obamacare's government option provision was deemed politically unviable and abandoned. The co-ops were an expensive consolation prize to its supporters. Ironically, now that this experiment is collapsing, even more Americans are being betrayed by the false assurance that they'd be able to maintain their preferred plans. Democrats, predictably, are blaming Republicans for the shortcomings of a fatally flawed law that was crafted and passed exclusively by Democrats....
Obamacare supporters pledged that the "Affordable" Care Act would drastically reduce healthcare costs for all Americans. But hey, at least consumers will be treated to an "upgraded government website," two full years after Healthcare.gov crashed and burned on the launchpad.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Obama's IRS-where criminals go free and Americans fear their government https://t.co/KcZ0PL1KDj— Kris Held,MD (@kksheld) October 28, 2015
After Lois Lerner Cleared, Republicans Move To Impeach IRS Commissioner https://t.co/Ze3kHRRR22 /saving face? LOL.— Karoli (@Karoli) October 27, 2015
Unbelievable! DOJ WILL NOT Charge Lois Lerner – FBI Has Evidence, But Lynch Says No https://t.co/B3EPKaWc8v— IrritatedWoman™ (@irritatedwoman) October 23, 2015
The DOJ's failure to prosecute Lois Lerner proves AG Loretta Lynch has no integrity. Thanks RINO's for confirming her. #tcot— Howard Notelling (@BluegrassPundit) October 27, 2015
Lois Lerner admits GOP targeting, then pleads the 5th--No charges. Dinesh D'Souza exceeds $5K to GOP campaign--8 mos jail, 5 yrs prob, etc.— WH PRESS SECRETARY (@weknowwhatsbest) October 24, 2015
I stand corrected. Obama's America also jails YouTube filmmakers, Christian bakers, and Kim Davis, as well as D'Souza. But not Lois Lerner.— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) October 23, 2015
For Halloween I'm going as Lois Lerner. When u open the door, I'm taking half your candy. When u complain I'm pleading the 5th.— ıɹɐɹɹǝɟɯoʇ (@tomferrari) October 22, 2015
Bad news for Hillary! pic.twitter.com/owDrdVhude— Nice Deb (@NiceDeb) October 28, 2015
Benghazi victim’s mother still getting no answers from the Obama admin but DAMN, what a great 10 days Hillary had! https://t.co/zQhcuiZw4u— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) October 27, 2015
Here are two things that really hit home when it comes to the lengths the media’s going to help carry Hillary through the Benghazi/email/Clinton Foundation slush fund maze and all the way to the White House without falling off her palanquin.
First watch this heartbreaking clip of Sean Smith’s mother Patricia speaking with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell:
Now watch how concerned the media (including Andrea Mitchell) are about helping families of those killed in Benghazi get the answers they deserve:
BENGHAZI MOM TO ANDREA MITCHELL: 'YOU CAN'T UNDERSTAND!' https://t.co/0mzw8oyXzM— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 26, 2015
Obamacare 2016: ‘Savings’ hype masks higher deductibles, fines https://t.co/6sE8BL25TM— WhiteHousePressCorps (@whpresscorps) October 27, 2015
The White House political hype machine kicked into high gear this week as 2016’s ACA (Obamacare) plans, prices and fine print for the 38 states now in the federal exchange became available for current and potential enrollees.
The administration is again hawking its costly income redistribution and health rationing plan as the greatest thing to happen to America since sliced bread, but the average American lucky enough to have a decent job already knows better. Cheaper prices for some policies are indeed showing up here and there.
But those subsidized prices are largely courtesy of America’s dwindling middle-class, the taxpayers who are footing much of this federal giveaway, along with the 30 percent of Medicare recipients who’ll be hit with as much as a 52 percent premium increase next year....
Not only will many working Americans find that their premiums are increasing significantly, they’ll also discover that funny little Obamacare feature that Democrats and the media absolutely don’t want to talk about: skyrocketing deductibles. It’s that little catch that will get you if you or your family happen to run into a medical condition that requires something more than routine care.
Until you meet your annual individual and/or family deductible, you’ll be eviscerating your savings accounts (for those who have them) to pick up the difference, and that can be a painful proposition indeed.
As a result, many Obamacare enrollees are being forced, in effect, to ration their own healthcare to avoid getting gouged by those unpublicized and very high deductibles....
Trump just left the podium to take question from Wounded Warrior in the audience pic.twitter.com/Q61pSrGzOJ— Wayne Dupree™ (@WayneDupreeShow) October 28, 2015
Go through the newly released NYT polling data = 100% guaranteed agenda poll: https://t.co/wnJtiSYSxp sample, weighting & ideology. C4urself— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) October 28, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
This weekend illustrates why Trump (or somebody like him) could be president. https://t.co/Pn4bjYmnyf— Ron Fournier (@ron_fournier) October 26, 2015
Joyless Jeb... https://t.co/hEoJRniRPf— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) October 26, 2015
Betting markets have Trump and Bush neck and neck for 2nd place, around 16% each. https://t.co/8LhMR7IYmK Rubio around 28%.— Eli Dourado (@elidourado) October 26, 2015
Mark Halperin pops out of Hillary’s birthday cake to inform the world she’s ‘most likely next president’
Mark Halperin pops out of Hillary's birthday cake to inform the world she's 'most likely next president' https://t.co/H9pYYmGw7J— TwitchyTeam (@TwitchyTeam) October 26, 2015
The Most Likely Next President Is Hillary Clinton. And Republicans are in denial about it.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Who wore it best? Caitlyn Jenner and Duchess Kate both rocked this blue wrap dress: https://t.co/AhZtlN78L8— Us Weekly (@usweekly) October 24, 2015
Germaine Greer accused Glamour magazine of 'misogyny' choosing transgender Bruce Jenner as its "Woman" of the year https://t.co/TxnNfm66cB— slone (@slone) October 25, 2015
'When you tell Germaine Greer to shut up because of her views on transgender women, you become a misogynist too' https://t.co/hBsCLuRLX5— The Independent (@Independent) October 27, 2015