Wednesday, July 11, 2018
Meet California Secretary of State
Candidate MARK MEUSER
in Eureka on Friday, July 13, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Mark Meuser's California Elections Matter Bike Tour!
The biggest event of the week: Mark Meuser, candidate for California Secretary of State will be in Eureka for an evening Fundraiser Meet and Greet from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM at 2310 D Street.
Join us to talk with and support the candidate who believes that California citizens deserve improved voter integrity and who will deliver on his belief. Please join us in supporting Mark's campaign financially and in enjoying snacks and dessert items.
RSVPs may be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or called in to 707-407-5341 or 702-561-5268.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Senate liberals are ready to obstruct and unleash a smear campaign against @realDonaldTrump’s incredibly qualified #SCOTUS nominee. Tell the liberal obstructionists to confirm Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. https://t.co/uYFPRsu9wA pic.twitter.com/i7jPZQVprN— GOP (@GOP) July 10, 2018
New poll shows 57% of Missourians want @Clairecmc to #ConfirmKavanaugh, but she finds herself choosing between listening to Missourians or ignoring her liberal base and @ChuckSchumer. #MOSen #SCOTUS https://t.co/9WFDcOdV5K— The Senate Majority (@NRSC) July 10, 2018
“Tell people not to come to our country illegally. That's the solution. Don't come to our country illegally. Come like other people do, come legally,”
Trump's answer to family separation: "Don't come to our country illegally"https://t.co/88K2iD4ul0— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 10, 2018
“Democrats want open borders and they don't mind crime. We want no crime and we want borders,” Trump said. “Our borders mean something, right? And remember this, without borders, you do not have a country.”
#ThailandCaveRescue: After 17 days, the entire Thai soccer team and their coach have been rescued from the cave
This is Dr Richard Harris. The Australian anesthesiologist, aeromedical consultant, cave diving expert with over 30 years experience. Responsible for co-ordinating the #ThaiCaveResue operation.— Deirdre Heenan (@deirdreheenan) July 10, 2018
When your children ask about heroes, tell them about him. pic.twitter.com/GCF1xXYRvY
After 17 days, the entire Thai soccer team and their coach have been rescued from the cave — here's why the operation was so difficult pic.twitter.com/8uIqfFUFgr— NowThis (@nowthisnews) July 10, 2018
Earlier today, President @realDonaldTrump congratulated the Thai Navy SEALs and their international partners who rescued the 12 Thai boys and their soccer coach after more than two weeks of entrapment in a cave. https://t.co/hkjtPD6AZQ pic.twitter.com/4q1NqAdeEj— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 10, 2018
Medic, all navy divers out of Thai cave after successful rescue https://t.co/xM181TcnNW— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 10, 2018
Video: Gotta be my favorite moment in this rescue: Thai Navy Seal divers leaving the cave site moments ago. Jubilant, chanting, maybe a little tired. The press applauding. pic.twitter.com/DGg3XJ17NN— Matt Gutman (@mattgutmanABC) July 10, 2018
Americans have mixed feelings about #affirmativeaction programs in general, but most agree with the #Trumpadministration’s decision to reverse #Obama era policies that made #race a deciding factor in #college admissions...
Americans have mixed feelings about #affirmativeaction programs in general, but most agree with the #Trumpadministration’s decision to reverse #Obama era policies that made #race a deciding factor in #college admissions... https://t.co/jeyRrpy6JI pic.twitter.com/p5gRsW2Nb9— Rasmussen Reports (@Rasmussen_Poll) July 9, 2018
Monday, July 9, 2018
President Trump's appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court got off to an excellent start tonight. It was an appealing, disciplined and rather shrewd performance: https://t.co/qUJccEp8JS via @powerlineUS— John Hinderaker (@jhinderaker) July 10, 2018
George W. Bush Praises Nomination of Kavanaugh for Supreme Court: ‘Outstanding Decision’ https://t.co/FeUjVmpxBh— Free Beacon (@FreeBeacon) July 10, 2018
Democracy for America: Kavanaugh Will "Directly Lead To The Deaths Of Countless Women" #SCOTUS nominee Justice Brett #Kavanaugh hasn't even left the White House, and the Democrats are already at it. https://t.co/sP1SiQTCtt— 🎙Wayne Dupree (@WayneDupreeShow) July 10, 2018
Liberal tears: Shannon Watts, Kamala Harris, other lefties melting down over Brett Kavanaugh pick https://t.co/E7E76OByNq— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 10, 2018
Alan Dershowitz: Trump is anticipating choosing up to five Supreme Court justices https://t.co/NGReFp3DCK— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 10, 2018
President Trump has nominated Brett Kavanaugh to replace Justice Kennedy. Kavanaugh is uniquely qualified and the Senate should confirm him without delay! #SCOTUS #SCOTUSPick #AnotherGreatJustice pic.twitter.com/qdZn1QRvXi— The RGA (@The_RGA) July 10, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) July 10, 2018
•53 yrs old
•DC Court of Appeals Judge
•Former clerk for Justice Kennedy
•1994-98: Office of Independent Counsel Starr
—led probe into death of Clinton aide
—helped write report outlining grounds for Clinton impeachment
•2001-06: Served in Bush Admin https://t.co/HZsNtyqfw4
Kavanaugh is 53 years old. After law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy, the man whose seat he is being nominated to fill. He was an associated counsel in the Whitewater Investigation and an associate WH Counsel to Pres G.W. Bush. pic.twitter.com/CgT7jtftrZ— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) July 10, 2018
Trump: In keeping with President Reagan's legacy, I do not ask about a nominee's personal opinions. What matters is not a judge's political views, but whether they can set aside those views to do what the law and the Constitution require." pic.twitter.com/klX7zoqT0j— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) July 10, 2018
Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "My judicial philosophy is straightforward; a judge must be independent and must interpret the law, not make the law."— CSPAN (@cspan) July 10, 2018
Full video here: https://t.co/Vy5KghIDF2#SCOTUSPick #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/vtQZDZjTn0
ABC Blasts 'Controversial' Nominee -- Before Even Announced! https://t.co/xF5UgYU6TM— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 10, 2018
SCOTUS-nomination-ageddon WATCH https://t.co/a4gA2UYZkX— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 9, 2018
BREAKING: Liberals protesting President Trump's Supreme Court pick before knowing who it is.— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) July 10, 2018
“Completely spontaneous protests” already planned for Trump’s SCOTUS nominee regardless of who he picks. https://t.co/VqOdI0nhPx— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) July 9, 2018
Potential SCOTUS grades:— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) July 9, 2018
Protests ALREADY Planned... https://t.co/XSr0ySzf0f— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 9, 2018
“Democrats set the stage for their powerlessness to affect the court choice, and their reaction just deepens their political anguish.”https://t.co/YmzYDo6fv3— GOP (@GOP) July 9, 2018
Dick Durbin: Blocking Trump's Supreme Court pick more important than red state Dems getting re-elected. Sacrificing your own senators to the funeral pyre of PC. Interesting political strategy. https://t.co/gMK4YOL207— John Fund (@johnfund) July 9, 2018
Just to keep things in perspective, or not, Trump could nominate either Amy Coney Barrett or Vladimir Putin tomorrow and the headlines would be exactly the same
As soon as President Trump makes his announcement tonight, the nominee will face the now-standard liberal attack-playbook: character assassination, record distortions, and outright lies and deception. We have seen it all before. https://t.co/gqkrGEBRvv— Heritage Foundation (@Heritage) July 9, 2018
Politics of Fear: The Media Campaign to Terrify Americans over the Next SCOTUS Justice [Montage] https://t.co/LtWkGbG5gK— Nick Short 🇺🇸 (@PoliticalShort) July 8, 2018
Just to keep things in perspective, or not, Trump could nominate either Amy Coney Barrett or Vladimir Putin tomorrow and the headlines would be exactly the same. #DennisMillerOption— Dennis Miller (@DennisDMZ) July 8, 2018
Whomever Trump nominates for the Supreme Court, the media will brand him or her "conservative," despite calling Obama's nominees moderate. https://t.co/ePVMEyeF9k @PJMedia_com #Trending #SupremeCourt #DoubleStandard— Tyler O'Neil (@Tyler2ONeil) July 9, 2018
VIDEO: Students hate Trump’s SCOTUS pick.... don’t realize he hasn’t made it yet https://t.co/UpGMMhu5y9— Campus Reform (@campusreform) July 8, 2018
Parents, pay close attention and, for the sake of our nation, please do whatever it takes to raise your children the exact opposite way these unthinking lemmings were raised. https://t.co/dJtehnLmzL— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) July 8, 2018
POTUS and SCOTUS Week at Legal Insurrection https://t.co/vhMUeNjn8W— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 8, 2018
Senate minority whip Dick Durbin tells red state Dems to betray their constituents, vote against President Trump's Supreme Court nominee pic.twitter.com/l23t82kFhm— Wired Sources (@WiredSources) July 8, 2018
Thanks to #TaxReform and pro-growth policies, the U.S. economy added another 213,000 jobs! “The job market is so good, many people who had previously given up looking are starting again.”
Thanks to #TaxReform and pro-growth policies, the U.S. economy added another 213,000 jobs! “The job market is so good, many people who had previously given up looking are starting again.” https://t.co/AfUFSXKK9Q— Mimi Walters (@RepMimiWalters) July 6, 2018
The truth is that most black men will not be incarcerated, are not unemployed, and are not poor. In fact, millions of black men are flourishing in America today. https://t.co/DJBpw5QztR pic.twitter.com/moJ2ohsTiR— AEI (@AEI) July 9, 2018
Six months into the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the economy is booming, wages are rising, and unemployment is at record lows.https://t.co/5U8LkqyA8D— Rep. Steve Knight (@SteveKnight25) July 8, 2018
Sunday, July 8, 2018
WORSE THAN PROP 47: Stealth bill sneaks in radical changes to California’s criminal justice system. “The most irresponsible legislation our state has ever seen”.
Stealth bill sneaks in radical changes to California’s criminal justice system https://t.co/ARwiRINxLd— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) July 7, 2018
The Association of Deputy District Attorneys is sounding the alarm over a measure that was signed into law in California after being hidden in an omnibus health spending bill.
In a startling abuse of the legislative process, a budget clean-up bill has just been used to sneak in radical and never-debated changes in the criminal justice system. It allows a defendant suffering from a mental disorder to be granted pre-trial diversion and the charges later dismissed for any crime if a judge finds the disorder played a significant role in the crime and if a defendant has “substantially complied” with mental health treatment during the diversion period. In short, this new law allows diversion and the dismissal of charges for any crime, including those where a victim was killed or seriously injured.
This massive change in law was slipped into AB 1810, the “Omnibus Health Trailer Budget Bill” for 2018. The purpose of trailer bills is supposed to be to implement provisions in the budget bill, not to write substantive new policy. However, as columnist George Skelton explainedlast year, these trailer bills are “created in the dark without much legislative or public scrutiny” and “mostly used now by Democrats for slipping through touchy new policy.”
Under AB 1810, a defendant charged with any crime can get those charges dismissed if they convince a judge the mental disorder they suffer from played a “major” role in the charged crime; if a mental health expert says the symptoms motivating the criminal behavior would respond to treatment; and if the defendant undergoes “treatment” during a diversion period with no minimum time period and a maximum of two years. Incredibly, only the defense gets to submit a psychiatric report; the prosecution has no opportunity to rebut that report with their own report or have their own expert examine the defendant. Finally, the mental health treatment shall be deemed “satisfactory” and dismissal granted should a defendant “substantially comply” with the diversion conditions and commit no “significant” new crimes while in diversion, although what constitutes “substantial completion” or a “significant” crime is not defined in the bill.
Prosecutors throughout California are sounding the alarm about a provision snuck into the state budget that amounts to get-out-of-jail-free card for ALL CRIMES if a defendant convinces a judge to place them in a temporary mental health treatment program. https://t.co/jnXafhpIEm— Judge Steven Bailey (Ret.) (@BaileyForAG) July 8, 2018
I CAN WATCH THIS FOREVER https://t.co/NEmPMh90Vj— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) July 8, 2018
The only parts of the country that President Trump didn't win in 2016 were the inner cities (full of illegal voters)— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) July 8, 2018
Just wait till 2020!
President Trump will win 520 electoral votes!
The four floated names for Kennedy's Supreme Court vacancy are all federal appellate judges who were on a list of 25 potential candidates released by the White House in November 2017 pic.twitter.com/qfmsdjydl1— Fox News Research (@FoxNewsResearch) July 9, 2018
President Trump: "I'm getting very close to making a final decision" on SCOTUS pick pic.twitter.com/usra8IRnCD— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 8, 2018
'Major fluidity': Guy Benson on where SCOTUS decision stands a day removed from Trump's announcement https://t.co/jh9nieZJKU— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 8, 2018
I should add, if @realDonaldTrump makes a mistake + picks an actual Souter, the #SCOTUS is suddenly 5-4 to the left. So who is the most reliable, confirmable of the candidates? About whom is there zero doubt on religious liberty, 2d Am, property rights + confirmable? Kethledge. https://t.co/2pzd0ovQAn— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) July 8, 2018
This like an episode of “The Apprentice: #SCOTUS Edition”— Jen Kerns (@JenKernsUSA) July 8, 2018
#Kethledge would be a quiet #SCOTUS justice, reportedly likes solitude - prefers his cabin in the woods over the hum of D.C. Upon first glance, not sure he's @realDonaldTrump's style but then again neither was Gorsuch, a mild-mannered man from Colorado.— Jen Kerns (@JenKernsUSA) July 8, 2018
#AmyConeyBarrett would be interesting female nominee in face of #RoeVWade, it could help win key vote of Sen. Susan Collins, plus 3 Democrat Senators previously confirmed her: Joe Manchin (WV), Tim Kaine (VA) & Joe Donnelly (IN)— Jen Kerns (@JenKernsUSA) July 8, 2018
#Kavanaugh has support of "the Bushies" inside WH - frmr appointees of Pres. George W. Bush. He also fits the #SCOTUS Justice Kennedy mold, having clerked for him & willing to flex on some issues (contraception, Obamacare). BUT, 3 Republican Senators incl. @TedCruz don't like him— Jen Kerns (@JenKernsUSA) July 8, 2018
Initially didn't think @realDonaldTrump would pick #Hardiman bc if you're watching this as "The Apprentice:#SCOTUS Edition" he's "been to the boardroom before." But remember Hardiman was UNANIMOUSLY confirmed by Dems (95-0) to 3rd Circuit AND served w/POTUS' sister Maryanne there— Jen Kerns (@JenKernsUSA) July 8, 2018
We can argue how troubling Hardiman's immigration opinions are (discussed here https://t.co/LIm6Vbfxfa). But Kavanaugh has written things in several cases that are actually good, not just maybe not troubling. If you care about Trump's immigration agenda, it doesn't seem close. https://t.co/1nr5B9s8u4— Mickey Kaus (@kausmickey) July 8, 2018
“WILL A WOMAN ALTER THE COURT?” Headlines like this marked Pres. Reagan’s nomination of Sandra Day O’Connor #OTD 7/7/1981 as the first woman to join the Supreme Court
“Initially a rat-hole, now a sinkhole, soon it will be an abyss in which more and more tax dollars are forever lost”
Next time elected democrats try to convince you they care so deeply about the poor, remind them their policies have made CA number ONE in poverty. We now have entire neighborhoods of homeless. #CaDeservesBetter MM— Melissa Melendez (@asmMelendez) July 3, 2018
Lindsey Graham: "China’s hands all over" North Korea's latest US rebuke https://t.co/nJjrOdElTl— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) July 8, 2018
Inside Pompeo's Fraught NKorea Trip... https://t.co/h2d2GAwafY— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 8, 2018
Pompeo dismisses NKorea 'gangster' comments...— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 8, 2018
First boys emerge from cave in Thailand... https://t.co/0X00nUuhdS— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 8, 2018
.@rickreichmuth explains how monsoon season in Thailand could impact rescue efforts to free 12 youth soccer players and their 25-year-old coach trapped inside a cave. https://t.co/QbuEE50I1z pic.twitter.com/GXd6Aj79Sn— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 8, 2018
The 2 British men who are leading the rescue operation are John Volanthen and Rick Stanton. They are universally regarded as the best cave divers in the world.— Sandesh Shivapuram (@Sandesh0305) July 8, 2018
They were the ones who found the boys & are now leading the rescue mission.
HEROES🙏🏻🙏🏻 #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/EM67NpNGaT
This is Dr Richard Harris, a South Australian doctor who is among the experts involved in the rescue mission to retrieve 12 schoolboys and their football coach from a cave in Thailand. He is the one who determines which one of the boys will come out first #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/Vi2vBlvpxN— Wasan (@WasanS2000) July 8, 2018
#ThaiCaveRescue this is Saman, the rescuer that died after bringing oxygen to the kids.— Sónia (@Soniacurl) July 8, 2018
This is the last photo of him on site.
He did not die by drowning as some people say. He died due to lack of oxygen (the levels were very low) pic.twitter.com/EjtDxnRlU2
Remember to this brave man, Saman Gunan, a former Thai navy SEAL, who died by running out of oxygen while delivering oxygen tank to save the lives of 12 trapped boys and their coach inside the cave. #ThaiCaveRescue pic.twitter.com/sAQwbKhz9a— ©Rohit Kumar (@Rohitkumarhzp) July 8, 2018
please don't forget about the coach - he has kept the boys alive, and calm the whole time, gave them his food, making him weak, and will be the last out of the cave... most importantly he is only 25, he is so young and has done so well #ThaiCaveRescue— Millie Young (@pinkwavestep) July 8, 2018
MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System
#California: MASSIVE Data Breach and Significant Registration Problems with CA DOJ’s “Assault Weapon” Registration System. The @NRA and @CRPAnews have prepared an informative bulletin for California's gun owners that can be found here ➡️ https://t.co/EOO25l57Mf @NRAILA #2A #NRA— Support NRA-ILA (@SupportNRAILA) July 8, 2018
Not only has California's punitive tax program driven away many wealthy residents, it also has discouraged wealthy people from moving here.
Media decided he was guilty of something as soon as he won and has been looking for something ever since. https://t.co/sU2PGsq07j— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) July 7, 2018
We may have been fighting the wrong war in Afghanistan all this time, and our best chance at fixing that was secretly derailed by a top Obama administration official
We may have been fighting the wrong war in Afghanistan all this time, and our best chance at fixing that was secretly derailed by a top Obama administration official. A POLITICO investigation: https://t.co/7jQ01WAx1E— POLITICO (@politico) July 8, 2018
Indeed. Takeaway quote from the Richmond bookstore owner who called police after a woman confronted Steve Bannon and called him "a piece of trash." https://t.co/Ynok8Zl0WN— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) July 8, 2018
It won’t be long until Leftists start marking the windows of businesses that are considered “right wing”.— Douglas Puett (@DouglasPuett) July 8, 2018
Leftists Target Bookstore Owner who Called Cops on Anti-Trump Agitator https://t.co/YhLSCoNGZh via @toddstarnes
THE OPPOSITE OF THE RED HEN: The owner of a Richmond book store asked a woman to leave after she confronted STEVE BANNON. “Bookshops are all about ideas & tolerating different opinions & not about verbally assaulting somebody, which is what was happening." https://t.co/hHn4wd4CQa— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 8, 2018
Political futures of McCarthy and Pelosi could hinge on home state of California... https://t.co/9wjsq95VAZ— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) July 7, 2018
...California is one of the highest-taxed states in the nation. President Trump and congressional Republicans have repeatedly assailed California for its taxes. And John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor, has embraced the repeal of the gas tax as a centerpiece of his uphill campaign against Gavin Newsom, the Democratic candidate....
California Republicans have seized on the issue. Taxes have long been a point of divisions between Republicans and Democrats, and all the more so since Mr. Trump and congressional Republicans enacted a tax reform bill that severely reduced deductions for state and local taxes, posing a particular burden for California homeowners. Kevin McCarthy, a California Republican who is the House majority leader and looking to become its next speaker, has contributed money to the repeal in an effort to save seven Republican congressional seats.
Mr. Cox said he had found a “ton of support” for the repeal.
“Whenever I am out campaigning, I always talk to working people — valet parking people, the desk clerks, the people behind the counter,” he said. “I ask people what do they think about the cost of living and the gas tax. And they say: ‘We can’t take this. We had to move an extra 20 miles away because we couldn’t find an apartment we could afford. And now we are sitting in traffic burning up gasoline at almost $5 a gallon.’”
“Mr. Brown and Mr. Newsom are being dishonest when they say these projects will come to a halt if we don’t have this tax,” he said. “They know that these road projects could be done if we changed work rules, if we used money more efficiently, if we cut better deals to make the process more efficiently.”
A U.S.C. Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll in May found 38 percent of voters said they supported the gas tax, a perilously low number...