Saturday, April 14, 2018

In Venezuela: The regime announces a "patriotic give away" for April 19 that will reach TEN million of Venezuelan families. The problem(s)? There are probably not 10 million families left in Venezuela









Trump Nominates First Black Woman to Serve at Brigadier General Rank

Nikki Haley: “If Russia had lived up to its commitment, there would be no chemical weapons in Syria, and we would not be here today.”




























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From Wikipedia: Nimrata "Nikki" Haley (nรฉe Randhawa, born January 20, 1972 is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as the 116th governor of South Carolina and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina and the second Indian-American, after fellow Republican Bobby Jindal, to serve as a governor in the United States.

During the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney considered Haley as a potential vice presidential running mate, though Haley said that she would turn down any offer due to her position as governor. She delivered the official Republican response to President Barack Obama's 2016 State of the Union Address on January 12, 2016. On November 23, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Haley for the position of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, which Haley accepted. Haley was confirmed by the Senate in a 96–4 vote and was subsequently sworn in on January 25, 2017. In 2016, Haley was named among "The 100 Most Influential People" by Time magazine....

For ACLU, getting Trump trumps civil liberties

(T)he Obama Admin had sent U.S. taxpayer funds overseas to an org backed by billionaire George Soros – which used the money to fund left-wing political activities benefiting the socialist government in Albania

Former ‘America’s Next Top Model’ Contestant: Media Reduce Women ‘Into Parts’



...Last week, Leah Darrow, an America’s Next Top Model contestant-turned-Catholic speaker, spoke at the 2018 Coalition to End Sexual Exploitation Global Summit. MRC Culture interviewed Darrow shortly before she appeared on a panel about sexual exploitation at the event, organized by the National Center on Sexual Exploitation....

Friday, April 13, 2018

President Donald Trump says the U.S. has "launched precision strikes" in Syria in concert with British, and French allies.



























First Lady Melania Trump talks with students visiting the White House this week

CONGRESS IS UNEARTHING FACEBOOK’S TERRIBLE POWER



...The problem Zuckerberg faces is running an empire that’s too big for any one entity to control. The largest virtual public square in the world, one that provides a communications tool to 2.2 billion users is overseen by one individual. Zuckerberg created something that is far bigger than himself, and he–along with the rest of us–failed to account for the unintended consequences in advance. We’re concerned about who gets access to our information, yes. But as yesterday’s Senate hearing revealed, we’re also concerned about many other ways Facebook is impacting our lives. We’re worried our children are becoming addicted to it. We’re concerned it’s quantifying and minimizing important relationships, and leaving us less connected. We are horrified by the images and posts that can crop up the platform, and we’re just as appalled by the idea that one private entity could decide what gets taken down. Now we are tasked collectively with figuring out how to steward this platform into the future, and we don’t think Zuckerberg is up to the task....

Capitol Update: Friday, April 13, 2018

CFRW June Primary Positions

The June Primary Election is right around the corner, 55 days away, if you can believe it. So, it is high time we start educating voters on the ballot measures! The California Federation of Republican Women publish our ballot measure positions every election. These are the official positions of the CFRW, voted on by the CFRW Voting Body. The Voting Body is made up of our CFRW State President, the three State Division Vice-Presidents, and the three Division Presidents. These 7 women study analyses complied by the CFRW Advocate and the CFRW Ballot Measures Legislative Analyst. After a consensus vote, our official positions are made. Information, talking points, and voter-guides will be available in each Capitol Update leading to the Primary Election. It is YOUR responsibility as a Californian and a member of the California Federation of Republican Women to educate voters!

Remember when talking to voters about the Ballot Measures- they are written intentionally to persuade the voter for their desired outcome. Who can manipulate ballot measures to sway the outcome? Governor Brown, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, and Attorney General Xavier Beccera. Those three very power Democrats have gate-keeping power for almost all ballot measures. They decide the language, the title, the summary, and the order in which the ballot measures are listed. Every voter should understand the power in shaping elections that the Governor, Secretary of State, and the state Attorney General have.

In the upcoming Capitol Updates, until June 5th, we will highlight each Proposition with information on it’s history and journey to the ballot, the rationale for our positions, talking points for educating voters, and closer to the election we will provide easy voter-guides to distribute before election day. For today, we will list the Propositions by number, title, a one sentence summary, and our position. If you have any questions about a ballot measure or our positions, please email our Advocate at advocate@cfrw.org.
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Official CFRW Positions

  • Prop 68: NO
  • Prop 69: NO
  • Prop 70: NO
  • Prop 71: YES
  • Prop 72: YES
June Ballot Measures

Proposition 68: California Parks, Environment, and Water Bond- would issue a $4 billion general obligation bond, with a 3.5% interest rate over 30 years, bringing the bill to the taxpayers up to $6.4 billion total. The CFRW says vote NO.

Proposition 69: Transportation Taxes and Fees Lockbox and Appropriations Limit Exemption Amendment- states that Senate Bill 1 revenue from diesel taxes will be placed in a “lockbox” and used only for transportation fund purposes. The CFRW says vote NO.

Proposition 70: Vote Requirement to Use Cap and Trade Funds Amendment- would require a one-time vote in 2024 by a 2/3rds legislative majority to allocate state Cap and Trade program revenue. The CFRW says vote NO.

Proposition 71: Effective Date of Ballot Measures Amendment- changes the date for when voter approved ballot measures take effect from the day after the election to the fifth day after the Secretary of State certifies the election. The CFRW says vote YES.

Proposition 72: Rainwater Capture Systems Excluded from Property Tax Assessment- would exclude any new rainwater capture structures from property value tax reassessment from counting as a new structure. The CFRW says vote YES.

If you would like ALL the talking points for each proposition, please email our Advocate at advocate@cfrw.org.
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AB 2943 Update

AB 2943 (Low, D) passed through the Assembly Judiciary Committee last week on a 8-1 vote. It is now waiting for its third reading and arguments on the Assembly floor. As you will recall, AB 2943 would make it fraud to offer to help any adult questioning their gender or sexuality. This would include offering pamphlets, counseling, books, or other reference material even if the adult inquired themselves. This could create expensive lawsuits and unfairly targets the first amendments rights of our churches and other family therapists. The bill claims to protect consumers, but ultimately the unintended consequences far outweigh any “protection” it truly provides. Call YOUR Assemblymember, Democrat AND Republican, and ask them to protect our First Amendment rights and vote NO on AB 2943! Find your Assemblymember ◼ HERE.
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Sharing is Caring!

We encourage our Republican Women Federated members to share the information they find here in the Capitol Update. As a member of the CFRW, you have access to information about what is happening in our state Capitol that is not readily available or easy to find. Now we want you to pass on this information to other Californians who need to know what is really being passed in Sacramento. You can print out your copy of the Capitol Update to hand out. You can copy and paste into your club's newsletter. You can forward this email to people you know (if you do choose to forward, remember to erase the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email. It will be a “live” link, even in the email forward, and if someone clicks it, they will unsubscribe the original receiver- you). You can even copy and paste segments of the Capitol Update into your Social Media. However you choose to share, please just share!
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Disclaimer: The Capitol Update is an activity of the CFRW Advocate's Office. The update is for information only. CFRW official positions on legislation are stated immediately preceding the stated legislation or immediately following the stated legislation in this report.

BIG finding in OIG report:















"Proposed corporate tax hike in California could drive more businesses to Texas."



Trump has committed to back congressional efforts to protect states that legalize marijuana







Trump pardons Scooter Libby













Journalist who obtained advance copy of James Comey's book says "there is nothing resembling the truth" in the former FBI director's memoir.

































Thursday, April 12, 2018

The ten most popular governors in America are *all* Republicans:

Talk to Mueller? No, Trump Should Use His Bully Pulpit to Expose Mueller's Corruption



There is no way to sugarcoat it – especially after the lawless invasion of the attorney-client privilege by fancy-suited thugs, if President Donald Trump sits down and talks to Robert Mueller and his pack of Democrat donor corruptocrats, he’s an idiot.

Instead, he needs to take his case to the people – because a blind man can see that he’s being framed....


Donald Trump is their target, though they absolutely and unequivocally know he committed no crime. They don’t care.

It’s not the truth that Donald Trump has to worry about. It’s the lies. Mueller and his pack of Hillary hitmen will not hesitate, not for a second, to manufacture a crime if that’s what it takes....

This is not a game. And this is more than about just one man. These kangaroo court shenanigans are designed to use fear of prosecution to permanently lock out of office anyone the elite disapproves of – and to lock in their unchallenged, unquestioned control of the reins of power. The potential consequences are much worse than just impeachment – this kind of attack on the rule of law is at the top of a slippery slope that can end with a nation split apart and even embroiled in civil conflict. Liberals are already fantasizing about winning a new “civil war.”

It’s time to get serious. There’s no upside to playing footsie with these demonstrably partisan prosecutors. Trump is never, ever going to convince Mueller and his mob that he should be exonerated. That will never happen....







No Go Zones: Swedish Populist Proposes Demolishing Troubled Migrant Ghettos

No Go Zones: Swedish Populist Proposes Demolishing Troubled Migrant Ghettos

Trump directs top economic advisers to look at re-entering Trans-Pacific Partnership



“History will record that Russia chose protecting a monster over the lives of the Syrian people.”













Tonight, on the eve of Yom Hashoah, #HolocaustMemorialDay, we remember the lives of over six million Jews, who were so brutally murdered by the horrendous Nazi regime, and we pledge #NeverAgain.

Mueller’s raid on President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has backfired in the eyes of voters



...the number of voters who now see Mueller’s probe is a “partisan witch hunt” has jumped a full +8 points, from 32 percent to 40 percent....

Obama beats Trump to top list of most admired people in US





Time to grill Congressional collaborators who've enabled #zuckerberg & other Edutech giants to operate massive #studentdatamining racket







Wednesday, April 11, 2018

"When the original #BladeRunner movie came out.... my friend and I joked that Los Angeles might be like that one day"

Boehner Joins Pot Board.

Paul Ryan will not seek reelection









Zuckerberg to the American people: Says Obama Staffer Lied About Alliance With Facebook






While testifying in front of the Energy and Commerce Committee, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the former Obama campaign staffer who claimed the company allowed the Obama campaign to do things “they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side” was lying....

Scalise asked:
… One of the lead digital heads of the Obama campaign said recently: “Facebook was surprised we were able to suck out the whole social graph, but they didn't stop us once they realized that was what we were doing. They came to office in the days following election recruiting and were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn't have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side.” Now, that's a direct quote from one of the heads of the Obama digital team. What would she mean by they, Facebook, were on our side?
Zuckerberg responded that Facebook “didn't allow the Obama campaign to do anything that any developer on the platform wouldn't have otherwise been able to do.”

















“...We Vermonters believe in privacy,” Sen. Leahy proudly proclaimed.

Yet, a quick visit to his website, https://www.leahyforvermont.com/​, with the Chrome extension “Facebook Pixel Helper” reveals that Sen. Leahy has a Facebook pixel, invisible to users, that gathers user data of Facebook users who visit the site. (For a quick primer on what “pixels” do, visit Facebook’s resource guide on the data-gathering tool.)

That’s right, if you visit Senator Leahy’s campaign website, it’s likely your data, including your demographics and what pages you looked at on the site, have been placed into a custom data targeting audience by Leahy’s team....

The Urgent Need to Address Rising Religious Persecution in China

Broward County’s $100 million failure on school safety"

Watch Ted Cruz Confront Zuckerberg On Facebook's Huge Political Bias



"A great many Americans...are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship," said Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. The Facebook CEO responded that he is committed to free expression of ideas on the social network.



































Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Announcement: The California Federation of Republican Women (CFRW) endorses the Federal government’s actions being taken against California regarding sanctuary laws which are unconstitutional and illegal

[Approved by the CFRW President, Nam-Yong Horn and CFRW Executive Board and Board of Directors.]

CFRW members throughout the state are in a great position to go to their City Councils and County Supervisors and to speak out to take action against sanctuary status, to speak out in favor of supporting the Federal Government on this critical issue. If you have any questions, please contact me (CFRW President, Nam-Yong Horn) direct at 951-757-9351

Trump welcomes the Emir of Qatar to the White House





Colorado Democrat Governor Candidate Shifts His Tax-Hiking Crusade Into Overdrive

Lots of Mueller action, but what about collusion?





Who didn’t get raided by the FBI....

-Eric Holder
-Hillary Clinton
-Loretta Lynch
-John Podesta
-Donna Brazile
-Debbie Wasserman Schultz
-Robby Moot
-David Brock
-Susan Rice
-Huma Abedin
-Anthony Weiner
-Harvey Weinstein
-Burns Strider