Saturday, April 25, 2015


Two Humboldt County residents, Dave Creech and Neal Carnam, were believed to be on a hiking trail near Mount Everest when a 7.8 quake struck about 12:40 a.m. our time.
“We are stuck in Lukla. No flights in or out,” came the message from Dave Creech. He and his partner Neal Carnam, both of Northern California, had been exploring the area around Mount Everest when a 7.8 quake struck. Family here anxiously awaited news (see this post here for more information) for hours until just recently when Creech and his partner were able to contact them and let them know they were all right.... Creech sent photographs from the area as the people in Nepal grapple with damaged buildings and fears of aftershocks
If you're not following Kym Kemp's blog, you're missing out. Great local news source.

And elsewhere:



#FreddieGray protesters pull down American flag, smash police cars at Camden Yards [video, more]


Invitations are in the mail. We’re honoring Frank Jäger for his years of service to the community, Sunday, May 3rd, 2015.

You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who has served this community in as many different capacities as Eureka Mayor Frank Jäger.

He's dedicated his entire life to public service, starting as Eureka's dogcatcher. He was a police officer for seventeen years, became a crime scene evidence technician, then a DA investigator. In 1992, he ran for City Council and won, serving two terms, before becoming County Coroner, a position he held for eleven years. He retired in 2008, and ran - successfully - for City Council again. In 2010, he was elected Mayor of Eureka....

Keynote Speaker: Shawn Steel:

Meet one of the most interesting - and most effective - Republicans in California.

As California Republican Party Chairman, he was a co-founder of the Recall Davis movement. Along with Ted Costa, of Peoples Advocate, they were responsible for organizing the historic recall campaign against Governor Davis. The success of the Recall paved the way for Arnold Schwarzenegger's election as governor. His was the first signature on the recall petition. Steel and Ted Costa served Governor Davis with the Notice of Recall Petition.

Party leaders questioned the strategy of recalling Gray Davis, fearing it was too risky. At the CRP convention in February 2003 Steel convinced an overwhelming majority to endorse the Recall, thus turning the tide for the recall campaign. Shawn Steel's leadership and conservative principles helped spearhead the recall of a sitting California Governor.

You can pay for tickets ◼ HERE.

For questions and information, please call Mary Dowd, (253) 229-3094, or call the Humboldt GOP Headquarters at (707) 442-2259.

Next Republican president must prosecute

Screw bipartisanship. Compromise brought you Dred Scott and Bloody Kansas. Radical Republicanism brought you the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments.

I want the next Republican president to play hardball. Prosecute. Get the Clintons. Get Harry Reid. Get Nancy Pelosi. Wipe out and disbar every prosecutor in Wisconsin who ever used John Doe warrants. Definitely Lois Lerner deserves a special prosecutor.

And be subtle about it. Don't say a damned word. Just do it.

Devastating earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 7.9 shook Nepal on Saturday near Katmandu

CASH FOR NUKES: The Clinton Crime Family Timeline

Student Data Tied To Common Core Off-Limits To Parents

Friday, April 24, 2015

Bruce Jenner comes out as...a Republican! We learn that Americas tolerance/intolerance isn't based on personal differences,but partisanship!

OBAMA EDUCATION SECRETARY: Parents Who Opt Out Of Common Core Are Racist, And the “Feds Will Step In” If Opt Out Continues

OBAMA EDUCATION SECRETARY: Parents Who Opt Out of Common Core are Racists

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued a veiled threat to the parents and students who choose to opt out of Common Core testing – The Feds “have an obligation to step in.”
Federal law, under No Child Left Behind, requires 95 percent of students in a state to take the annual standardized tests in reading and math from grades 3-8. It is a requirement which until now has never needed enforcement or consideration.

With as many as 184,000 students in New York choosing to opt out, the 95 percent threshold will not only be in jeopardy, it will be an easily missed mark.

As of today, Americans have earned a combined $4.8 trillion in income since January 1st – the exact amount of state, local and federal taxes we will owe for 2015. And it's still not enough to cover federal spending!

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association

Gay men have dinner with Ted Cruz. Gay community punishes them

Watch the Obama Administration Mislead the Public on Iran’s Breakout Time

Wisconsin Democrats Using "John Doe" Laws To Terrorize Conservatives

People had their lives DESTROYED...just for being conservative.
And it happened in the USA not some far flung country.

PAY-TO-PLAY: New accusations Clintons enriched themselves on Haiti earthquake

For Hillary Clinton, Scandals Have Achieved Critical Mass - IBD
Ethics: With each day, new revelations call into question Hillary Clinton's behavior during her tenure as secretary of state and after. It's time for her to suspend her campaign and start answering questions.

When even the left-wing media notice a leading Democrat's apparent ethical lapses, she has a real problem. And so does the Democratic Party, which as of now has all its bets for 2016 placed on Hillary Clinton, who, Peter Schweizer's upcoming book "Clinton Cash" suggests, may have engaged in corrupt behavior in office.
This would imply the extent of corruption is known. It's not. There is more to come. Think Cheryl Mills. - Join the discussion at Lucianne

From the comments: It´s not the critical mass of the scandals that matters. It´s the critical mass of the media´s criticism of the sordid mess that will make a difference. Will they do their job? Past history doesn´t offer too much reason for optimism.

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich - Available for Pre-order at Amazon. This item will be released on May 5, 2015.

But weird – and black comic – as everything is these days, the Clintons are an American greed story beyond Sinclair Lewis’ wildest imagination. The president who diddled an intern is the same dude as the ex-president who delivers speeches at $500,000 a pop in Moscow while his wife is making deals with their government.

...No, I don’t know how the “Voters for Hillary” got my cell number. (Yes, they’re real. They have a Facebook page). Maybe they just dial at random in California, figuring almost everyone’s a Hillary supporter. But it should be a warning, even though we already know it. A whole lot of people out there are clueless, even those working for candidates, and likely to remain so. I didn’t get into the 30,000 erased emails with this character but I doubt he would have heard of them. That the Clinton Foundation was suddenly refiling five years (or possibly the last decade) of taxes and that some $140 million in foreign donations had somehow mysteriously disappeared in the midst of the uranium sale would probably have gone flying over this dude’s head. One wonders if he would have cared....

Can you imagine what it will be like in this country if Hillary actually succeeds in getting elected after all this? We will have a president the majority of people think is a bald-faced liar to start with. Where does she go from there? She will have no way to recover the trust of the American people. It will never happen. We will live in a miserable, strange land as the globe goes to Hell (or continues to). If “liberals’” (or whatever they choose to call themselves) don’t replace her at this point, they hate us and themselves....

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich - Available for Pre-order at Amazon. This item will be released on May 5, 2015.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

"A plugged-in Democrat just told me he's getting the same sinking feeling he had when John Kerry was the nominee"

Mark Levin: Hillary uranium scandal BIGGER than any of her other crimes and unethical behaviors

This really has been the particular case of the Clinton Cash that bothers me the most and that should bother voters the most. We now have a uranium company that is control of 20 percent of the uranium mining in North America—that’s owned by the Russians. This deal had to be approved by Hillary Clinton and it turns out that the stockholders in that company gave $145 million to Hillary Clinton’s foundation. I can’t imagine how she could be a part of the decision-making process while she received so much money in her foundation—$145 million...."
Hillary Clinton’s uranium scandal is much bigger than Whitewater or Hillary’s emailgate or any of her other crimes and unethical behaviors << LISTEN - The Right Scoop

AUDIO at the link.

Humboldt: The Government App

The County of Humboldt “app” is now available for download on both Apple and Android devices (it’s essentially a mobile version of the county’s recently revamped website, with a couple of new features). - Andrew Goff/Lost Coast Outpost

Using the “My Humboldt” app, you can:

  • Report a road concern and submit photos geo-tagged to your location
  • Submit a crime report (non-emergency)
  • Sign up for and receive emergency alerts and county news
  • Check road conditions
  • Find county parks and other facilities on a map, and more!

Poll: Rubio leapfrogs Bush & Walker to lead the GOP pack

Dear Liberal Caller Who Thinks “Republicans Are Evil”…

A liberal friend of my home station called in and said, “The Republican party is evil, and must be destroyed.” - Steven Crowder/Louder With Crowder

To clarify, he’s not a close friend, but I have friends all across the political spectrum and felt it necessary to address. What I find fascinating is that this mindset is quite common on the left. I know lots of people on the right who want to defeat, politically, the actions and legislation of Democrats each election, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard it said that they must be “destroyed.” The Conservatives that I talk to regularly know that a system with checks and balances is imperative. It was put in place by the founding fathers for a reason....

The thing that bothers me the most is that this friend/caller says Republicans are “evil.” Some are incompetent, for sure… but typically, the Conservatives I know are anything but evil. I know a lovely woman who is homeschooling the brightest, most charming kids I’ve ever met. I know a young man who has a painting of the founding fathers on his office wall, right next to a painting of Jesus, and on the other wall, he has a magnificent photograph of a World War II bomber. He’s patriotic, he has faith, and he respects the Constitution. I don’t see that as evil… even if I am an agnostic, and don’t fully understand religion. The Conservatives I know donate to charities, they have calm discussions, and when they gather in public, they clean up after themselves. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

I know many very good people who are liberals too…however, liberals do have a very different outlook as to what is right and wrong. Even as an agnostic...

As the Russians assumed control of Uranium One, a flow of cash made its way to the Clinton Foundation


Welcome, new members!
Our Annual Membership Tea

11:30-2:00 April 23rd
Jan Hudson’s beautiful home in Trinidad is the perfect place for our ANNUAL TEA. Sponsored by our Board of Directors, this is one of our most popular events - it gives us a chance to visit in a beautiful and informal setting, and to introduce new and prospective members, while we enjoy tea, coffee and goodies.

REMEMBER: Because of the Tea, there will be NO GENERAL MEETING on April 16th.

Obama delivers statement on hostage killings

“One unapologetic senator who I’ve had a few rounds with said, ‘If you’re not talking to terrorists, why are you worried?’” Paul said. “Have we fallen so low that that is our standard? If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear? It’s a long way from innocent until proven guilty.”

The libertarian-leaning Kentucky Republican, who launched a White House bid earlier in the month, noted that members of his own party support programs that allow the National Security Agency to collect the phone records of millions of Americans.

“Our Founding Fathers would be mortified,” Paul said during an awards ceremony hosted by the Constitution Project, a Washington think tank.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hypocrites: Say hi @MSNBC’s conga line of tax cheats: Al Sharpton, JoyAnn Reid, Touré, Melissa Harris-Perry (updated with video)

IRS: “Koskinen said the decline in user fees for taxpayer services was instead spent to implement ObamaCare.”

You have to watch this Robert Downey interview. It’s cringe-inducing

Not because of Downey, who’s very kind and handles it like a pro… but because of this liberal jackass reporter trying to corner the actor about his politics. - Steven Crowder/Louder With Crowder

...How do I know the interviewer is a liberal? Because I’ve given him interviews before. At the Value Voters Summit three years ago. He began asking increasingly bizarre questions. It was clear as day that he was aiming to paint me as a homophobe. When it didn’t work out, he continued on down the trail and my interviews never saw the light of day.

We see him doing the same thing here. This reporter doesn’t like Conservatives. Just look at his body of work and it’s clear. Here, he was at a press junket to talk with Robert Downey Jr. about “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Instead he found it necessary to dig up an old Robert Downey Jr. quote, and confront him about his politics. The funny thing is that there’s absolutely NOTHING offensive in Robert’s original quote… unless of course you’re a die-hard liberal.... (it starts at 3:56 in)

What’s behind the surge in refugees crossing the Mediterranean Sea

Oberlin Radical Feminists Freak Out at Christina Hoff Sommers

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"Why can’t the American people read the deal?"

Every Day Is Earth Day

Insiders Detail Culture of Secrecy at California’s Obamacare Exchange

“They knew back in August of 2013 that there were serious readiness issues with Covered California. … When I and others persisted in challenging these contractor performance issues, our own contracts were prematurely terminated and we were threatened with legal action if we spoke out.”

...Kevin Knauss is a certified Covered California insurance agent and Affordable Care Act supporter. In spring of 2013, he says he was “jazzed” about the promise of Obamacare and began blogging “happy stuff.”

Since then, he has seen many success stories... But Knauss has also seen a flip side. He’s been shocked by the amount of time he’s spent helping weary Covered California consumers....

Knauss’ once-cheerful blog has turned into a consumer chronicle of Covered California’s tribulations. He says the agency is masking its shortfalls because it is, in essence, a sales organization.

“I know their enrollment numbers aren’t right. They’re marketing themselves [to] generate fees.”

To some degree, state health insurance exchanges are forced to market themselves. After starting up using over a billion federal tax dollars, the law requires them to be self-supporting this year. To do so, Covered California collects commissions.

>>> This is the second of two parts in The Daily Signal’s series, “Uncovering Covered California.” Yesterday, in part one, several senior-level officials integral to the launch of Covered California spoke about what they view as gross incompetence and mismanagement.

Incompetence, Mismanagement Plague California’s Obamacare Insurance Exchange - Sharyl Attkisson/Daily Signal

Kirsten Powers: Obama only mentions Christians to lecture them, rather than defend them from persecution.

Obama has known that Benjamin Netanyahu was right all along when he claimed that Iran could make a bomb in two or three months instead of the year that Obama has been claiming.

Obama Lied to Us for Years About How Close Iran Is to a Nuclear Bomb - RUSH

Did you see where Iran's foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has an op-ed in the New York Times? I kid you not. The Iranian foreign minister is considered an ally by the New York Times op-ed page. You see, ladies and gentlemen, there is so much controversy over the Iranian nuclear deal that Obama's putting together that the New York Times -- hoping to facilitate things for Obama -- offers op-ed space to the Iranian foreign minister, Javad Zarif.

When you skim this thing, it looks like a regular editorial from the New York Times editors. Just like when old Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to say rotten things about America, it sounded exactly like your average Democrat on the campaign trail. Well, I'm not kidding you. This op-ed by the Iranian foreign minister reads like it was a standard New York Times editorial, and it's incredible. They've given space to this guy as an ally to help promote the deal.

Naturally, the enemies are Republicans and anybody else who opposes Iran getting nuclear weapons, and the good guys are any and all people on the side of Iran getting nuclear weapons.

Now, are you ready for this? Because speaking of Iran, Eli Lake, who is now at Bloomberg News... He used to be over there at the Daily Beast back when Tina Brown ran the place. But he's now over at Bloomberg.

Eli Lake is a Clintonista, and Democrat... Well, he's shown Democrat leanings in foreign policy, and he is reporting at Bloomberg News. I've seen this at the Huffing and Puffington Post today. In fact, I've seen this a number of places today. Bloomberg News via Eli Lake is reporting that Barack Obama has known that Benjamin Netanyahu was right all along when he claimed that Iran could make a bomb in two or three months instead of the year that Obama has been claiming.

Now, of course Obama was just saying that about it taking a year for domestic consumption. This is a huge admission. Netanyahu comes to the United States, makes a speech criticizing the existing Iranian deal as he understands it before a joint session of Congress, and he's routinely lambasted by the Democrats and by the Drive-By Media. One of the things he claimed was that Iran is within months of a bomb.

They have more centrifuges than anybody knows that they have, and they are continuing to use them, and they're ramping up. They're not years away. They're not 10 years away, they're not 13 years away, they are months away from being able to make a bomb. And Eli Lake at Bloomberg is reporting that Obama has known that all along. Apparently Obama's known all along that Netanyahu and the rest of the experts were right about Iran only being a couple of months away from a bomb.

Did Susan Rice Disclose Classified Info on Iran? - Jeryl Bier/Weekly Standard
Bloomberg's Eli Lake reports Tuesday that the Obama administration kept secret until the beginning of April Iran's two to three month breakout time for a nuclear weapon, saying "the administration only declassified this estimate at the beginning of the month, just in time for the White House to make the case for its Iran deal to Congress and the public."
Obama Kept Iran's Short Breakout Time a Secret - Eli Lake/Bloomberg
Here is the puzzling thing: When Obama began his second term in 2013, he sang a different tune. He emphasized that Iran was more than a year away from a nuclear bomb, without mentioning that his intelligence community believed it was only two to three months away from making enough fuel for one, long considered the most challenging task in building a weapon. Today Obama emphasizes that Iran is only two to three months away from acquiring enough fuel for a bomb, creating a sense of urgency for his Iran agreement.

Back in 2013, when Congress was weighing new sanctions on Iran and Obama was pushing for more diplomacy, his interest was in tamping down that sense of urgency. On the eve of a visit to Israel, Obama told Israel's Channel Two, "Right now, we think it would take over a year or so for Iran to actually develop a nuclear weapon, but obviously we don’t want to cut it too close."

Rick Perry: Where I Come From

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

"Above and Beyond: The Birth of The Israeli Air-Force" Trailer

California drought: Court rules tiered water rates violate state constitution

Tennessee Legislature Repeals Common Core

A new book outlines how foreign cash made Bill and Hillary Clinton "filthy rich"

Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich - Available for Pre-order at Amazon. This item will be released on May 5, 2015.

Bill kept in shadows...
VIDEO: Does Clinton Suffer From 'Uh-huh' Syndrome?
Webb crashes Iowa party...
O'Malley Seizes on Vulnerability...

The Manufactured Drought

Sacramento and Jerry Brown have hurt California’s Central Valley a lot more than nature has. - Peter Hannaford/American Spectator 4.20.15

California is in the third or fourth year of a drought. It is not the first one. There was one in the early ’90s that lasted about the same length of time.

Restrictions were placed on watering lawns, washing cars and so forth, but that was before Climate Change had been invented, so people took it in stride and, in time, the rains came again.

This year’s drought drew national attention when governor Jerry Brown called for a 25 percent reduction statewide in water use. Alas, the drought is unevenly distributed. On the north coast, rainfall is close to normal and there is enough water stored not only for this year, but also for another year or two. Where there is not enough water storage—and it is aggravating the effects of the drought—is the state’s great Central Valley.

There has not been a new reservoir built as part of the statewide system in 35 years, thanks to the organized opposition of environmental zealots who claim that dams prevent salmon and trout from spawning. That is a diversionary argument. No dams means a reduction in economic activity such as agriculture. This is a goal the environmental zealots pursue non-stop.

These facts have escaped chin-stroking media pundits in comfortable perches in New York and Washington who have been proclaiming that agriculture has been exempted from the 25 percent usage cut and that’s not fair. A little research would have told them that since 2009 the government has diverted 300 million gallons of water from agriculture in order to make the world safe for a two-inch fish, the Delta smelt.

The Natural Resources Defense Council had filed a lawsuit using the Endangered Species Act to accomplish this feat. A federal judge ruled in its favor. Since then, nearly half-a-million acres of crops have been abandoned due to lack of water. Several thousand jobs have been lost along with them.

Decades ago, long before the great growth of population in the south of the state, there was enough spring runoff from the snow pack in the northern mountains to provide agriculture with water and to flush the river delta system leading into San Francisco Bay, keeping salt water out and protecting the spawning grounds of salmon. The demand for water in the south grew and grew, as did agriculture until California became the nation’s biggest producer of agricultural revenue. Farmers grow a range of cash crops such as olives, avocados, almonds, lettuce, and kiwi fruit.

The reality of today’s California is that a delicate balance needs to be struck between keeping the river deltas free of salt water along with providing water for agriculture.

Yet the only way to save the Delta smelt, the environmentalists argued, is to keep the water from going to the farmers. At the same time they won’t hear of any plans to increase the number of upstream reservoirs so that there would be sufficient water from “wet” years for farmers, homeowners, and, yes, Delta smelt in dry ones.

Governor Brown’s one-size-fits-all mandate of 25 percent reduction in water use will not produce large amounts of water. More importantly, it does nothing to eliminate made-in-Sacramento droughts.

Peter Hannaford was closely associated with the late President Reagan for a number of years. He is a member of the board of the Committee on the Present Danger. His latest book is ◼ “Presidential Retreats.”

“Old folks just don’t get it,” Romero said in a statement distributed by the ACLU. “The new generation will fix it if we don’t.”

Despite the generally mixed perceptions of Snowden’s leaks nationally, support for him among the nation’s younger and generally more technologically savvy has remained somewhat higher.

As the U.S. population steadily shifts, that could point toward long-term changes for the powers of government agencies like the National Security Agency. According to the Census Bureau, American millennials are expected to surpass baby boomers to become the country’s largest living generation this year.

“Old folks just don’t get it,” Romero said in a statement distributed by the ACLU. “The new generation will fix it if we don’t.”

Happy 89th Birthday to the Queen

After years of dysfunction, Congress is starting to work again

Scooby hits the road at 92 MPH! Secret Service zooms Hillary to dinner through driving rain following secret afternoon house party

Motorcade raced from Keene to Claremont to Concord, obliterating speed limits as Hillary kept a tight schedule of off-the-books events - David Martosko, Us Political Editor For In Concord, N.H.

Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton's security detail led a handful of journalists on two lengthy high-speed chases to homes of influential Democrats on Monday.

Her lone official appearance on her first day in New Hampshire was a carefully stage-managed small-business roundtable in Keene.

But a lunchtime visit to a main-street bakery and two more appointments later in the day were off-the-books and under the public's radar.

If police radar had been engaged, however, it would have clocked Hillary's signature black conversion van - 'Scooby', for the uninitiated – hitting 92 mph in a driving rainstorm on Interstate 89, where the top speed limit is 65.

No one in the motorcade displayed flashing lights or blasted a siren.