Saturday, August 6, 2016
Trump in NH: I think the people of this country don't want someone who's going to short circuit.— Kristen Holmes (@KristenhCNN) August 7, 2016
SHOCK POLL: TRUMP BACK IN STRIKING DISTANCE https://t.co/KaTlgHYXKm— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 7, 2016
Hillary’s First Press Conference in 6 Months Turns Into Softball Game https://t.co/zj6u78G3OA— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) August 6, 2016
"The press should be not only a collective propagandist and a collective agitator, but also a collective organizer of the masses."--V. Lenin— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
“The data doesn't matter. We're not basing our recommendations— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
on the data. We're basing them on the climate models.”
Prof. Chris Folland,
“The models are convenient fictions— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
that provide something very useful.”
- Dr David Frame,
climate modeler, Oxford University
"It doesn't matter what is true,— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
it only matters what people believe is true."
- Paul Watson,
co-founder of Greenpeace
"The only way to get our society to truly change is to— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
frighten people with the possibility of a catastrophe."
professor Daniel Botkin
"We are on the verge of a global transformation.— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
All we need is the right major crisis..."
Club of Rome executive member
"The goal now is a socialist, redistributionist society,— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
which is nature's proper steward and society's only hope."
- David Brower,
"If we don't overthrow capitalism, we don't have a chance of saving the world ecologically."- Judi Bari, principal organiser of Earth First!— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
"A massive campaign must be launched to de-develop the— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
- Paul Ehrlich,
Professor of Population Studies
"The only hope for the world is to make sure there is not another— CSM (@usacsmret) August 6, 2016
- Michael Oppenheimer,
Environmental Defense Fund
High taxes, high minimum wage, and low purchasing power are all main contributors to exodus of jobs from California.
Could it be that rather than voting their desires to cling to "guns and religion," to quote President Obama, that Americans in the southeast and mid-west are actually voting to preserve a higher standard of life that doesn't require them to spend $2mm on an 800 square foot apartment?
...Turns out you really do get what you vote for.
For those who would like to review the full study, which the author summarizes as "California's Forty Year Legacy of Hostility to Business," by Spectrum Location Solutions, it can be at the link (Click on link in Tweet above).
Gold Star Mom: Stop With This ‘Outrage Culture’ - recounts meeting with Donald Trump, reveals why she plans to vote for him
VIDEO: Gold Star Mom: Stop With This ‘Outrage Culture’ https://t.co/xJWyTKSoS4— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 6, 2016
Friday, August 5, 2016
Clinton's post-convention bounce runs into a familiar wall: Emails... https://t.co/STScrQcvrO— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 6, 2016
BREAKING: Donald Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan in his Republican primary race pic.twitter.com/4HXkk9mWqS— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) August 6, 2016
BREAKING: Donald Trump endorses Speaker Paul Ryan, Senator John McCain, and Senator Kelly Ayotte— Independent Journal (@TheIJR) August 6, 2016
When does gun control not matter? When President Obama decides to release felons convicted of gun-related crimes back into the streets.
Obama Continues His Crusade against a Criminal-Justice System He Derides as Racist https://t.co/KjaZrlHCdU— Tasha Stevens (@tstevensradio) August 5, 2016
BREAKING: Iran shows footage of $400MIL 'ransom' payment and claims it was 'expensive price' to release US hostages https://t.co/Ctf9OJtgAd— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) August 5, 2016
FORMER HOSTAGE SAYS PLANE WAITED UNTIL MONEY ARRIVED... https://t.co/Uo0MS6w9OQ— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
'Win-lose deal that benefits Iran and hurts United States'... https://t.co/zqpeNCouXc— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
PAPER: HOW TEHRAN SPENT WINDFALL... https://t.co/18xN7VTEVR— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
ISRAEL REJECTS OBAMA REMARKS ON NUKE DEAL... https://t.co/V8RMfxAOk0— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
TRUMP: WHITE HOUSE IS LYING... https://t.co/mNcvb1uUm6— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
KHAN: ALLAH IS TRIPPING UP TRUMP https://t.co/DPkevhkFAe— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
CLINTON +15 https://t.co/QLVy8WnSoU— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
WASH POST LEAD FRIDAY: DEMS SENSE TRUMP BLOOD... https://t.co/mVNaOILS0z— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
Every move you make. Every click you take. Every game you play. Every place you stay. They’ll be watching you.
Company Has Built a Profile on Every American Adult... https://t.co/TVErhcpVC2— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 5, 2016
For a modern politician, a gaffe is an inadvertent truthful statement. For a postmodern Trump, the only gaffe imaginable is to stay silent.
Iran Executes Gay Teenager Under Islamic Sharia Law https://t.co/fPwpoA6i0z— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) August 5, 2016
French police refuse to publish picture of wanted Merkel Muslim terrorist https://t.co/Vf4sid3tMP— MaryfromMarin (@MaryfromMarin) August 4, 2016
PROOF OBAMA LIED- US Iranian Hostage Abedini Says Iran Held Plane on Tarmac Until Ransom Plane Arrived
LATEST OBAMA LIE> From the man who said you could keep your health plan.... The $400 mill payment to #Iran WASN'T a ransom payment.— Roger Simon (@rogerlsimon) August 4, 2016
BOOM=>PROOF OBAMA LIED- US Iranian Hostage Abedini Says Iran Held Plane on Tarmac Until Ransom Plane Arrived(VIDEO) https://t.co/vzc4G3A9K7— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 4, 2016
Just wondering... Does it bother ANY #Democrat that Obama sent $400 million ransom to the Iranian regime for a deal they never signed?— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) August 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton Backs $400 Million Secret Cash Flight to Iran https://t.co/hSsEOUrm5U— Daniel Greenfield (@Sultanknish) August 5, 2016
Thursday, August 4, 2016
Hillary's Camp Freaking Out As This Video Goes Viral, The Things They Were Hoping Everyone Forgot About:https://t.co/69QkvhS0oE— MARK SIMONE (@MarkSimoneNY) August 4, 2016
"If you like your plan..." Remember not a 'scintilla' of evidence in IRS scandal? Obama now claims nothing 'nefarious' in $400M ransom to Iran
Remember not a 'scintilla' of evidence in IRS scandal? Obama now claims nothing 'nefarious' in $400M ransom to Iran https://t.co/0B7Ey76TVs— Andrew Malcolm (@AHMalcolm) August 4, 2016
It's a day that ends in a Y. https://t.co/fbyE4Gw7o4— Matthew Vadum (@vadum) August 4, 2016
What's everyone taking about at the local pizza shop? Not Trump. An Iran cash for hostages deal. Not buying 79 unfreeze line. Funds terror.— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) August 4, 2016
Gold Star Widow of Ty Woods Dorothy Narvaez Woods: No Way Hillary 'Can Fundamentally Be Commander-in-Chief'
Gold Star Widow of Ty Woods Dorothy Narvaez Woods: No Way Hillary 'Can Fundamentally Be C-in-C' - Breitbart https://t.co/OmSoEjhBQW— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) August 4, 2016
AMERICAN BUTCHERED IN STREET https://t.co/4Dcv20m0sA— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
AMERICAN Woman Butchered on London Street by MUSLIM Attacker: The dead woman is American. “No link to terrori... https://t.co/l5O2CoQlsz— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) August 4, 2016
Another MACHETE ATTACK in the UK: Will the elites tell us this is a rash of ‘mental illness’ jihad attacks? P... https://t.co/AOdWeJKEWz— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) August 4, 2016
KHAN: KEEP CALM https://t.co/UAGXFOHAO7— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
Mass knifing by Somali teen stuns UK... https://t.co/po8vR7Dy1L— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
'I heard scream, then I saw blood'... https://t.co/9WGBmpHSM8— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
ISIS celebrates... https://t.co/Q4vhu3bUL2— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
Antisemitic incidents +62% London... https://t.co/HLgR8W2xIK— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
Wants 'loads of attacks in England, Germany, France'... https://t.co/J6kGJmZGfu— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
London wakes to greater police presence... https://t.co/Z1q73um2al— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
LIST: ISLAM TERROR ATTACKS LAST 30 DAYS... https://t.co/TuDxdAUD3X— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) August 4, 2016
Eastwood slams PC culture https://t.co/VuSUQBIPZb— Amanda Alverez (@AlverezAmanda) August 4, 2016
The Iranian nuclear "deal" should be ripped to shreds immediately before more damage is done: https://t.co/layEzntpij— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) August 3, 2016
California Initiatives 2016: There are a whopping 17 propositions on the November ballot. HJTA's new initiative guide summarizes each of them objectively:
◼ CFRW RECOMMENDATIONS:
Prop 51: K-12 School Bond $17.6 billion: NEUTRAL
Prop 52: Medical Hospital Fee Program: SUPPORT
Prop 53: Voter Approval for Revenue Bonds: SUPPORT
Prop 54: Legislative Transparency: SUPPORT
Prop 55: Prop 30 Tax Extension: OPPOSE
Prop 56: Cigarette Tax: OPPOSE
Prop 57: Civil and Criminal Proceedings: OPPOSE
Prop 58: Bilingual Education Requirement: OPPOSE
Prop 59: Citizens United Statement: OPPOSE
Prop 60: Industry Condom Requirement: SUPPORT
Prop 61: State Prescription Drug Purchases: OPPOSE
Prop 62: Death Penalty Repeal: OPPOSE
Prop 63: Gun Control Omnibus: OPPOSE
Prop 64: Legalizes Marijuana: OPPOSE
Prop 65: Plastic Bag Revenue to Wildlife Fund: OPPOSE
Prop 66: Death Penalty Reform and Streamline: SUPPORT
Prop 67: Plastic Bag Ban Referendum: OPPOSE
◼ Prop 51: State School Bond: Neutral Position
The CFRW decided to take a neutral position on Prop 51. This means that we recommend you, the voter, decide how this proposition will affect you and your community.
In California, the state has not passed a school bond in ten years. Wealthy school districts are able to pass local bonds to pay for upgrades and construction, but our rural or low income school districts who can’t afford upgrades have been left behind. So how you vote should reflect how this bond may affect you.
As a whole, the state will be on the hook for $17.6 billion; $9 billion paid and $8.6 billion in interest over 35 years. Here it is by the numbers:
- $3 billion for the construction of new school facilities;
- $500 million for providing school facilities for charter schools;
- $3 billion for the modernization of school facilities;
- $500 million for providing facilities for career technical education programs; and
- -$2 billion for acquiring, constructing, renovating, and equipping community college facilities
The California Republican Party and CALTAX support Prop 51.
◼ Tom McClintock says NO
For more information on Prop 51, visit https://t.co/Gakzsj0O44— No On Prop 51 (@NoOnProp51) July 2, 2016
◼ Prop 52: Hospital Fee Program: SUPPORT
This prop extends a fee program whereby hospitals can pay a fee to help the state of California obtain Medic-aid matching federal funds. That program awarded hospitals in California over $2 billion annually for 7 years. If passed, it would mandate that the legislature cannot use these funds for anything other than supporting hospital care unless changed with voter approval.
Fiscal Impact: Uncertain fiscal effect, ranging from relatively little impact to annual state General Fund savings of around $1 billion and increased funding for public hospitals in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually
Extends the current Medi-Cal hospital fee program that generates more than $3 billion a year in federal matching funds that would not be available otherwise. This money helps provide Medi-Cal health care services to over 13 million Californians, including: children, seniors, and people with disabilities
Proposition 52 strictly prohibits the Legislature from using these funds for any other purpose without a vote of the people
For more information about Prop 52, visit https://t.co/glpKGuLMiM— Yes On Prop 52 (@YesOnProp52) July 2, 2016
Soapbox: Prop. 52 will protect health care access for millions https://t.co/KmlPYDrbbR— SacBeeEditorialBoard (@SacBeeEditBoard) October 13, 2016
◼ Prop 53: Voter Approval for Revenue Bonds: SUPPORT
Requires statewide voter approval before any revenue bonds can be issued or sold by the state for certain projects if the bond amount exceeds $2 billion
Applies to any projects that are financed, owned, operated, or managed by the state, or by a joint agency formed between the state and a federal government agency, another state, and/or a local government
Prohibits dividing projects into multiple separate projects to avoid statewide voter approval requirement
Typically some bonds do appear on California ballots for voter approval, BUT bonds paid for out of state revenue are not required to be voter-approved. This is a loophole that we should close! Our governments, whether city, county, or state, should be accountable to voters.
California has issued over $50 billion in revenue bond debt over the last 20 years and our state's current total debt is $157 billion, including principal and interest. It's time voters have more of a say on when and how bonds are issued.
◼ Prop 54: Legislative Transparency: SUPPORT
Requires every bill to be posted online and distributed to lawmakers at least 72 hours before each house of the Legislature is permitted to vote on it (except when the Governor declares an emergency).
Prohibits any bill passed in violation of this 72-hour requirement from becoming law.
Makes audiovisual recordings of ALL public legislative meetings and posts those recordings online within 24 hours, to remain online for at least 20 years.
Guarantees the right of every person to also record and broadcast any open legislative meetings.
Requires NO new taxpayer money. The Legislature's existing budget will cover this measure's minor costs.
Republicans in the legislature have been trying to pass bills that do what Prop 54 will do for decades. Each time, the Democrats in power kill these bills, often times before they even clear their first committee. What are Democrats trying to hide from Californians if they do not support increased government transparency?
As we continue to go through all 17 propositions on the November general election ballot, please remember to SHARE THIS INFORMATION! As Republican Women Federated, we are among some of the most educated voters in the state. With 17 ballot measures, our voting populous is going to be more tragically uniformed than they usually are. The legislature knows this, they depend on an uninformed constituency, they thrive on it. It is up to the Republican Women to let the voters know what they are truly voting on, what their vote truly means for their future, and for the future of our state. Please talk to voters EVERYDAY.
◼ Prop 55: Prop 30 Tax Extension: OPPOSE
Remember Prop 30? The “temporary” tax increase touted by Governor Brown and the Democrats? Well, the legislature and Governor Brown want to extend the personal income tax portion of Prop 30 for 12 more years.
This means that income taxes for single earners of $250,000 a year, joint filers of $500,00 a year, and heads of household filers of $340,000 a year
This INCLUDES small business whose owners file their small business earners within their personal income taxes
Prop 55 spells out yet another broken promise made by Governor Brown and legislative Democrats to our taxpayers
Prop 55 extends taxes while higher taxes are not necessary. California takes in more tax dollars than we need each year — we currently have a $2.7 billion surplus. Let’s use the revenue we have wisely, not tax and spend more than we need.
-California’s critical spending- healthcare, education- can be funded without this tax unnecessary tax extension. Unsurprisingly, education and healthcare spending skyrocketed since the original passage of Prop 30. Education spending has soared by $24.6 billion since 2012 — a 52% increase. Medi-Cal spending has increased by $2.9 billion a 13% increase. Let’s get back to 2012 spending instead of extending Prop 30.
◼ Prop 56: Cigarette Tax Increase: OPPOSE
Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increase on other tobacco products and electronic cigarettes containing nicotine.
Prop. 56 allocates just 13% of new tobacco tax money to treat smokers or for school education to prevent smoking.
The authors of Prop 56 purposefully wrote in a loophole so that revenue will fill their pockets and not go to school funding. California's Constitution (through Proposition 98), requires that schools get at least 43% of any new tax increase. Prop. 56 was written to undermine our Constitution's minimum school funding guarantee, allowing the authors to deceptively divert at least $600 million a year from schools to health insurance companies and other wealthy special interests.
$147 million a year from the higher cigarette tax revenue will go towards just overhead and bureaucracy alone.
This is an intentionally deceptive and regressive tax on a small (generally poor and less educated) population of Californians that will pay the increase because of an addiction. The higher tax does nothing to help prevent or decrease smoking or tobacco usage. It is a farce.
◼ Prop 57: Releasing Criminals: OPPOSE
Prop 57 is another one of Governor Brown’s terrible ideas to keep our prison population down by releasing violent criminals back into our communities. Under Prop 57, certain “nonviolent” felons would be eligible for early release and parole and can gain credit towards early release for good behavior. It also allows judges, not prosecutors, to decide whether or not to try juveniles as adults in certain cases.
Governor Brown has been the worst Governor in our state’s history for crime and public safety. We are much less safe today than we were when he took office. Across our state, crime rates continue to rise, and Governor Brown has little to say about it. Instead, he began with implementing AB 109 (2011), in which tens of thousands of felons were shifted from state prisons and parole to county jail and probation. Many of their crimes were redefined to misdemeanors and/or as “time served”. Then when these felons violate their parole, they don’t go back to prison. Instead, they can serve up to six months in a county jail. As if that wasn’t enough, in 2014 Governor Brown lobbied for and successfully passed Prop 47, which reclassified many felonies as misdemeanors, retroactively applying to felons currently serving time, and allowing many to become eligible for early parole. Doubling-down on his lack of public safety concerns, now Governor Brown is supporting Prop 57, which would allow “nonviolent” felons to petition for early release. As many as 25,000 convicted felons would be eligible for early release under Prop 57, which essentially redefines “nonviolent.”
Here is a partial list of what would classify as “nonviolent” for early release under Prop 57:
- Rape by intoxication
- Rape of an unconscious person
- Human trafficking involving sex act with minors
- Drive-by shooting
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Taking a hostage
- Domestic violence involving trauma
- Supplying a firearm to a gang member
- Lewd acts upon a child
- Hate crime causing physical injury
- Failing to register as a sex offender
- Arson causing great bodily injury
- Felon obtaining a firearm
- Discharging a firearm on school grounds
- False imprisonment of an elder
Violent crime rates rose in 2012 after AB 109 was implemented. Again they rose in 2015 by 8.4% according to the nonpartisan California Public Policy Institute. But when Governor Brown wants to essentially redefine “nonviolent” as the crimes listed above, violent crime rates are sure to decrease, though the crimes committed will surely rise. Prop 57 will effectively overturn laws that voters have passed over the years that have kept our communities safe, such as Marsy’s Law, “3 Strikes”, the Victim’s Bill of Rights, and the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation Act.
Prop 57 is opposed by every county District Attorney as well as opposed by the California Peace Officers Association and the California Police Chiefs Association. They know better than any other group the problems our state face. Prop 57 will tie one hand behind the backs of our law enforcement agencies. Visit Stop57.com for more information and ways you can help defeat this terrible ballot measure. It’s time for Californians to tell Governor Brown enough is enough. Vote NO on Prop 57!
◼ Prop 58: English Proficiency. Multilingual Education. Initiative Statute: Oppose
If Prop 58 passes, it will repeal most of Prop 227 and allow non-English languages to be used for public K-12 instruction. Prop 227 was passed in 1998 and it established the sheltered English immersion program for English language learners in our schools. They were required to be taught in an English-only intensive course for one year before transitioning into English classes. This was aimed to help English language learners before they are thrown into public school classes taught in exclusively English. Prop 227 passed with overwhelming support and parents across the state, immigrant or not, were still able to decide which direction their child could be taught. Now, Prop 58 seeks to overturn much of Prop 227, and would be a giant step backwards for our English language learners in our public schools. Schools would be able to teach in multi-languages in the classroom, and in some cases, no English at all. English language learners would be at a disadvantage, since they will no longer be as challenged to learn English. These students will be behind in English when they graduate, making applying for jobs and higher education even more difficult than it already is. This should, once again, be an issue of local control and not another statewide mandate handed down from Sacramento. The Legislature placed Prop 58 on the ballot, it was not citizen driven. California parents need to be made aware of Prop 58 and ask them to Vote NO!
◼ Prop 59: Corporations. Political Spending. Federal Constitutional Protections. Legislative Advisory Question: OPPOSE
Pass or fail, this proposition does absolutely nothing. There is no legal authority, no legislative authority, literally nothing. It is a complete waste of taxpayer time and money. Prop 59 asks our legislative body to use all of its constitutional authority to overturn the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United v. FEC. That’s it. Our California legislature has NO constitutional authority in this or any Supreme Court case, except to propose amendments to the U.S. constitution and hope that other states jump on the bandwagon.
As you will recall, Citizens United v. FEC was a 2010 Supreme Court decision which held that corporation’s political spending rights are protected under the First Amendment as free speech. It should come as no surprise that this is another measure placed on the ballot by the legislature and not citizen driven. It is heavily supported by Tom Steyer, the California Teachers Association and the California Democrat Party. It is costing the taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars just to be on the ballot. It does nothing to actually curb political spending by corporations, but instead asks our legislature to consider changing the First Amendment. Our ballots should not be clogged with useless measures that are non-binding advisory questions that do NOTHING. VOTE NO.
◼ Prop 60: Adult Films. Condoms. Health Requirements. Initiative Statute: SUPPORT
First of all, you may be asking yourself, why are we even voting on this issue? That is a valid question, and one we cannot answer. We wish we knew. There is already a law on the books that requires porn actors to wear condoms while filming sexual intercourse scenes. Prop 60 aims to strengthen the current law which is rarely enforced. What this comes down to is basic health and safety standards. Every industry has health and safety standards that are and should be regulated, such as restaurants, offices, and even your dry cleaners. Shouldn’t men and women in the porn industry also be protected from STDs and unplanned pregnancies by simply wearing a condom during sexual intercourse scenes?
Opponents of Prop 60 claim that this requirement will drive the porn industry out of the state and more government intrusion in private business is not a good thing. And the CFRW understands that position. But ultimately the Republican Women Federated decided to support women in this industry who are not able to protect themselves from STDs. Prop 60 would require adult film companies to obtain health licenses and provide vaccinations and health tests for their performers. Many businesses and industries in California are also required to do the same, so why not also the porn industry?
Ultimately, the CFRW supports the use of condoms in adult films. This probably is not a ballot measure that will affect your day to day life. There are more important measures on the ballot.
◼ Prop 61: State Prescription Drug Purchases. Pricing Standards. Initiative Statute: OPPOSE
This is an intentionally deceptive measure. Do not be fooled! Prop 61 claims that it will bring our state drug prescription prices down because they will be bought at the lowest price paid for the same drug by the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs. But the fact is that the drug companies give a very large discount to the U.S. Veteran’s Affairs, and they will no longer give the Veterans those low prices if Prop 61 passes. Proponents of Prop 61 act like this will help seniors and help veterans, but it will do the opposite. Drug prices will soar for vets and for those whose prescription programs Prop 61 will include.
Prop 61 will not apply to all Californians, only to about 12%, but for those who do have state prescription drug purchasing programs. And for those who do have state drug prescription purchasing programs, Prop 61 will increase prices for them.
Over a dozen Veterans groups oppose Prop 61. They know that their drug prices will increase if Prop 61 passes. Opponents include, but are not limited to, Veterans of Foreign Wars (CA), Vietnam Veterans of American (California Council), American Legion of California, and the Military Officers Association of America (California Chapters).
◼ Congressman Tom McClintock on the Ballot Propositions
Fueled by small donations Trump 'all but erased his enormous fund-raising disadvantage against Clinton in the span of just two months.'
NYT: Trump 'all but erased his enormous fund-raising disadvantage against Clinton in the span of just two months.' https://t.co/exApmHiSAl— Byron York (@ByronYork) August 4, 2016
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
RNC Convention - You had to be there to believe it. I had the honor to represent California as an Alternate delegate in Ohio and would not have missed it for the world. I felt the excitement in the hall and we do have excitement by all, to WIN in November. Win we must. If you watched the DNC from Philadelphia they must be living in a different world from the rest of us... I also included into one day, the NFRW Board of Directors meeting, held downtown. Rosie the bus, is coming to California in August and as soon as I get her schedule I will forward to the Division Presidents. Continue to work on the election in any way you can. Remember to include talking about membership. We have 2 months left in this year for per capita reporting and I really do not want to see a decrease in membership. Set a GOAL to at least meet your last years totals. Thanks to you all for your efforts and we will be rewarded in November.
The Legislature is back in session this week, and they wasted no time passing useless and terrible bills. The legislature has until August 12th to pass bills out of their final fiscal committees, so the Appropriations Committee of both houses is going to be a flurry of activity for the next week. The last day to hear bills on the floor of the Senate and the Assembly and pass them on to Governor Brown is the end of this month, August 31st. At that point, the final recess of the legislative year begins. During summer recess, though, Governor Brown was busy signing our second amendment rights away. Brown signed a series of bills that ban the sale of semi-automatic rifles with quick detach magazines, that ban the possession of high capacity magazines of more than ten rounds, and background checks for ammunition purchases, just to name a few. Of 11 gun control bills sent to Governor Brown, he signed 6 and vetoed 5. The National Rifle Association has already issued a statement to say that these bills will be challenged in court. We will keep you informed of their progress. Stay tuned!
November Ballot Measures
The California Federation of Republican Women will be making recommendations on the November Ballot propositions. There are 17 propositions on the ballot! Currently our Advocate and our Ballot Measures Analysts are busy preparing analysis and recommendations for our Voting Body to take official positions on each measure. Our CFRW Voting Body is made up of the CFRW President, the three CFRW Division Presidents, and the three CFRW Vice Presidents. Once we have our official recommendations, we will post online as well as have in-depth analysis and talking points on each proposition in the Capitol Update. Thank you for being patient, as we want to make sure we take the most informed recommendation we can! With 17 ballot measures, it is imperative the CFRW members understand what they are voting on so that they can, in turn, educate the voters of their communities!
Despite the fact that their work would affect every child in America, deliberations took place behind closed doors. In fact, all the discussions and standards writing were sealed by confidentiality agreements. Parents were barred from attending CCSSO meetings on Common Core.
The education publication School Reform News tried for ten weeks to get permission to attend a CCSSO meeting on Common Core — but was denied.
"The public has a right to know the laws that are going to affect them and their families," observed Bill Allison of the Sunlight Foundation, a government transparency organization. But with Common Core, "it's a black box."
And when the Common Core standards were released, the Obama administration dangled $4 billion in front of state policymakers to push them to adopt the standards pronto.
States often signed onto Common Core without public input. Ze'ev Wurman, former senior education policy advisor in the George W. Bush administration, noted, "There was no discussion, no public debate."
And who benefits from this secret transformation of American education?
"I often wonder whether we do not rest our hopes too much upon constitutions, upon laws, and upon courts. These are false hopes; believe me, these are false hopes. Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it; no constitution, no law, no court can even do much to help it. While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it."
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran - Wooden pallets stacked with euros, Swiss francs and other currencies were flown on unmarked cargo plane...
The Obama administration secretly organized an airlift of $400 million worth of cash to Iran https://t.co/o32BFH35sy— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 3, 2016
This administration hides every indefensible Iran concession.— Omri Ceren (@cerenomri) August 3, 2016
Then reporters bust them.
Then they say it's old news.
This is not 1st time O Admin has paid ransom to Iran. 2011 it paid $500K each to free American hikers https://t.co/j30Xi3K4PU— Frank Gaffney (@frankgaffney) August 4, 2016
Tuesday, August 2, 2016
New post: MOTHER OF ACTIVE DUTY SOLDIER Destroys Hillary’s Anti-Trump Muslim Dad With This VIRAL Letter https://t.co/XKBS16yf62— 100% FED UP! (@100PercFEDUP) August 1, 2016
Only a military mom could write such a fantastic testimony and rebuke to the Muslim pawn used by Hillary's campaign at the Dem Convention to trash Donald Trump. The Facebook letter below is so great and so powerful that it's gone viral. We hope you will read and share because it's time to support our military 100% in this war against terror!
To the Muslim Gold Star father that spoke at the DNC.....
I have some thoughts on your comments. I am a Blue Star mother. My deepest condolences on the loss of your son. No family should have to endure such a loss. That being said....while your son is a hero, you Sir, are NOT.
My son has served three tours of combat in the countries you and your family came from.
Iraq and Afghanistan were his introduction to adulthood and service to something bigger than our individual selves. He was blown up by an IED set by your countrymen. His Purple Heart is a testament to his love of America and our freedoms. I have suffered through his multiple combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.... never knowing from moment to moment if he would return home in a flag draped coffin. It is torture when a mother wakes up to this day after day and sees the atrocities happening over there on the news and being helpless to change a thing.
My comments to you will probably offend you. I do not apologize.
These things need to be said. Unlike you, I could NEVER use my son's death as a pawn piece in support of a woman that left "America's treasure" (Hillarys words) to die unaided in Benghazi.
The same woman that says vile things to her military details there to protect her.
You, Sir, are supposed to be a witness to your son's bravery and sacrifice.
Instead you stood on a stage and promoted the woman that upholds the very people that killed your son. You became a political PAWN that promotes pandering to our enemy. You desecrated your son's memory by your words. You did not utter one word of outrage at anyone but Donald Trump. Are you forgetting that Trump did not kill your son. He had nothing whatsoever to do with these wars. His memory should mean more to you than five minutes of fame on the stage of the party that voted to send your son to war. The same party that for eight years has denied and cheated our veterans out of their deserved medical care. Who for the last three years has cut our veterans pay.
Of note...your wife stood SILENT. She stood with her head covered, never uttering a word about her loss. She submitted to you being her voice in front of the country. She abdicated her free voice to you..... as would any good Sharia wife and mother. Let me say, this was not lost on the other American military moms.... myself included.
Had it been my son being "used" as a political PROP, no one could have silenced me. I would be voicing my grief, my pride, my love of him to the world. A man cannot speak to a mothers loss. No man knows her heart at the loss of a child. She did her heroic son a disservice by her silence. She should have uncovered her head and her heart to be the American mother you claim.
And last if all.... you dared to flash your pocket Constitution and ask if Trump has read it. I dare to ask you, Sir.... HAVE YOU READ IT? If you say yes, then I dare ask you HOW you could represent that party?
HOW can you support this woman? How can you affiliate your family with a party and candidate that cannot even call the radicals that killed your son what they are? How can you support a current administration that diminishes your son's death by denying he had an enemy? And if you have read our Constitution, how could you cover your soulmate in colorful submissive sheets and have the audacity to speak FOR her? Your son died for that Constitution you so carelessly waved around on national TV in support of the very party that exists to destroy it. As a soldier's mother....
NO ONE could ever speak for me. I find your outrage artificial. I find your party affiliation offensive. I find your wife's silence atrocious and offensive. I find YOU a political FOOL.
I find your son to have been your greatest accomplishment, and you, Sir, have dishonored him. I hope you memorize that pocket constitution so you will understand what it means to be a REAL American and hero.
You are not one. You were USED. Your son WOULD NOT be proud of you.
My only hope is that when MY son goes a fourth time to combat radical Islamic terrorist's, (and he WILL) he will know that his mother never stood submissively SILENT about an American hero. Yes, your son was a hero that could not be manipulated but, you, Sir, are a weak minded FOOL.
I would love to hear your thoughts this morning about the 1500 American soldiers on the air base in Turkey being held as basic hostages as I type.
Not a word from this president or party you adore...or the media that so thoroughly manipulated and used you and your wife. So... what say you Sir??? What will you say to a Blue and Gold Star family if these heroes die? In my opinion, you will say NOTHING.
"The families unanimously asked Barack Obama to not bring any media... And he showed up with cameras" https://t.co/LS4Zaey9ow— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 6, 2016
Benghazi Victims, Khizr Kahn, Donald Trump, media bias, fact checking, and the debate over Muslim immigration.
Why I could not possibly care less about what Trump said about Kzir Khan, and why no small-d democrat should either https://t.co/lagFLbPR72— The Dishonorable DJT (@AceofSpadesHQ) August 2, 2016
...There is some upside for Trump -- if the public can completely forget Hillary is an unindicted but declared felon who put American national security secrets into the hands of the Russians, Chinese, and Islamist enemies of the US in a couple of weeks, then the public could likewise forget whatever "It's a little chilly in here so let me set myself on fire for a little warmth" statement Trump has #ShockedTheBourgeoisie with this week....
Link: Khizr Kahn, Donald Trump, and the debate over Muslim immigration. https://t.co/h1cvmz39NJ— Byron York (@ByronYork) July 31, 2016
"After it all, she lied to the world about what happened to cover up the role of Radical Islam." https://t.co/6Op5ucU0uC— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 2, 2016
.@oreillyfactor: "Mr. Khan's point of view received nearly 50 times more coverage from the establishment media than Ms. [Pat] Smith."— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 3, 2016
During the GOP convention, CNN cut away from the victims of illegal immigrant violence. They don’t want them heard. https://t.co/EHRiLkQDWD— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 1, 2016
Spitting on Their Graves: When Dems Left Benghazi Hearing Before Testimony From Gold Star Benghazi Parents https://t.co/WvkGXMoYBd— FreedomLives (@shehar44) August 1, 2016
@sarainitaly Democrats' sudden interest in Gold Star parents is no doubt cynical & convenient. But Trump didn't have to react like he did.— Joe the Dissident (@joethepatriotic) August 1, 2016
T̶W̶E̶E̶T̶O̶ ENTIRE WEBSITE DELETE-O https://t.co/inzYNVJF0z— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 2, 2016
Khizr Kahn just deleted his firm's website that specializes in Muslim immigration to America. Now here's Katy Perry to sing another song.— NotKennyRogers (@NotKennyRogers) August 2, 2016
Khizr Khan deleted his website after Matt Boyle reported on it https://t.co/pFae5MsnjN— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 2, 2016
Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS, in Syria
Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists, Including ISIS, in Syria https://t.co/dLE7OTpVuW— Karen Townsend (@penguinponders) August 2, 2016
The top structure of the DNC is collapsing https://t.co/7Pua0d4gAT— MadeleineMorgenstern (@MadeleineinDC) August 2, 2016
Three top Democratic National Committee officials resigned from their posts in the wake of a recent hack that made thousands of internal emails public, incoming DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile announced Tuesday.
Chief Executive Officer Amy Dacey, Communications Director Luis Miranda and Chief Financial Officer Brad Marshall have each left the DNC less than 100 days out from the general election. The departures come a week after hacked DNC emails, made public by WikiLeaks, showed party officials conspiring against Bernie Sanders throughout the Democratic primary.
Monday, August 1, 2016
It is an eye-opening field guide to an unruly and hard-to-understand group, many of them born and bred Democrats.
Very perceptive piece on Trump's core supporters. https://t.co/TdX3WNd5Ub— Steve Forbes (@SteveForbesCEO) August 1, 2016
I wonder what would happen if you used a derogatory term for blacks in a headline? Media double standard at play. https://t.co/h57QndRhGd— Mark (@MarkMizzouSteel) July 31, 2016
‘Bias Response Team’ Changes Name, Continues War On Thoughtcrimes: The University of Oregon’s Bias Response Team, also known as the “thought police,” has now been renamed the Bias Education and Response Team.
It’s beginning to look a lot like 1984 at UO.
Clinton’s Russia Diversion On DNC Leaks Hides Her Own Kremlin Connections https://t.co/c28wtEEdZr— Daily Caller Opinion (@TheDC_Opinion) August 2, 2016
ICYMI: WaPost Fact Check: Four Pinocchios For Hillary Clinton ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ https://t.co/mPikz58wbz— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) August 1, 2016
Hillary's Facadehttps://t.co/GKL2mydRdA— Judge Napolitano (@Judgenap) August 1, 2016
WikiLeaks President Julian Assange appeared on NBC’s Meet The Press to answer questions about the latest email leaks from inside the DNC showing the Democrat Party was conspiring against candidate Bernie Sanders.
Hillary Clinton giving arms to ISIS in Syria, from Libya. Never President Hillary. NEVER!https://t.co/W0uYgZu6S6— Michele Bachmann (@MicheleBachmann) August 1, 2016
Of course I am voting for Donald Trump. You should be too if you are a conservative.... If Hillary Clinton wins, the Left gavels in a solid, lasting, almost certainly permanent majority on the Supreme Court. Every political issue has a theoretical path to SCOTUS, and only self-imposed judicial restraint has checked the Court's appetite and reach for two centuries.
That restraint will be gone when HRC's first appointee is sworn in. Finished.
...there is a positive case for Donald Trump, a third prong in the case for working for Trump's election: He brings 3,000 political appointees with him, and the first two — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as VP and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has chief of the transition — telegraph that the vast majority of his team in the executive branch (and his appointees on the courts) will be conservatives.