Saturday, June 25, 2016

"You would have to be a dope not to know jihad involves killing."

“Keeping and caring for dogs is haram (forbidden) according to religious leaders”

One unnamed dog owner in Shahin Shahr in Isfahan province told Iran’s Shahrvand newspaper that officials had shown up suddenly at his house last week.

“We were shown a piece of paper indicating they were from the municipal veterinary office. They came in and took away our dogs under the pretext of vaccination,” he said.

The owner was told he could recover the dog after its vaccination, but when he went to the vet’s office they had no record of his case.

Instead, the newspaper said the confiscations were the result of a crackdown launched by local prosecutor Mohsen Boosaidi.

“Keeping and caring for dogs is haram (forbidden) according to religious leaders,” Boosaidi told the Fars news agency on June 19.

“If we find out that anyone is keeping and caring for dogs and so is promoting vulgar Western culture, we will deal with them firmly.” ...

John Lewis, sit-in leader, was on the no-fly list, and other uncomfortable facts for Democrats

John Schroeder has a great piece on the Brussells regulatory madness that in part drove #Brexit

It wasn't me! Obama shrugs off his humiliating failure to stop Britain quitting Europe by claiming 'globalization' was to blame for shock result

Female teacher investigated by German police after Muslim pupil's parent refused to shake hands with her

Boston Herald front page -- June 25, 2016

Intentional: Hillary Clinton's staff erased donor meetings from official State Dept. schedules

Those who support Trump's policy are supporting LEGAL immigration. That's the issue!

Friday, June 24, 2016

In his continuing bid to prevent energy independence, Obama tries to block fracking in Wyoming--but a judge says no

US Customs wants to collect social media account names at the border

Your Twitter handle may soon be part of the US visa process....It’s unclear from the proposal how thoroughly officials will examine the social profiles, although it’s clear they will be used for investigative purposes. "Collecting social media data will enhance the existing investigative process and provide DHS greater clarity and visibility to possible nefarious activity and connections," the announcement reads.

The public has 60 days to comment on the new proposal before it will be formally considered. Comments can be mailed to Customs and Border Patrol at its Washington office.

Immigration and intelligence agencies have been under increasing pressure to scrutinize social media profiles after the San Bernardino shooting in December of last year. One of the attackers had posted a public announcement on Facebook during the shooting, and had previously sent private Facebook messages to friends discussing violent attacks. Crucially, the private messages were sent before receiving her visa. That news provoked some criticism, although investigators would have needed significantly more than a screen name to see the messages. State Department officials claimed to be reviewing the visa application processes in the wake of the attacks.

Brexit Vote Has Huge- I mean YUUUGE - Ramifications for US Politics

News flash: The revolt against elites is real in the UK and America and it's only getting started. Maybe there will always be an England.

In a surprise, Leave won the Brexit referendum on whether to stay in the European Union by an equally surprising amount. British sovereignty won. David Cameron lost. Jeremy Corbyn lost. The EU lost. Bureaucrats lost. Angela Merkel lost. Barack Obama lost. Globalism lost. Authority figures almost everywhere lost. And, most of all, unlimited immigration lost....

Earth to elites: Citizens of truly democratic countries don't want unlimited immigration into their countries by people who couldn't be less interested in democracy. They also don't want to be governed by the rules and regulations of faceless bureaucrats whose not-so-hidden goals are power and riches for themselves and their friends. Simple, isn't it?

As a civil rights organization, the NRA opposes the "No Fly, No Buy" proposals because they violate not only our Second Amendment rights, but our Fifth Amendment rights as well. An attack on one right is an attack on them all.

Britain Fires A Shot Heard Round The World

Now comes the actual work of leaving the EU. So, what now? The immediate answer is: Nothing. As the prime minister made clear in his resignation speech this morning, it will be months before the government triggers Article 50 and initiates withdrawal proceedings, and, even after it has done that, progress is likely to be sedulous and slow. In time, there will be fireworks. But for now there are markets to calm and voters to unite, and there is at least one leadership election to stage. Triumphant as the Leave campaign may be feeling this morning, last night was less akin to Agincourt and more akin to the second meeting of the Great Council. Yes, the United Kingdom has declared its independence; but the fighting has only just begun.

Drudge Headlines:

ELITES GOT IT WRONG: Pollsters, Pundits, Historians, Financiers...
France, Italy, Netherlands Now Want Referendum...
POUND IN HISTORIC COLLAPSE... STOCKS ROCKED... Plunge Protection Teams Mobilize... Global banks seek to reassure... SOROS GOES SHORT...
UK Richest Lose $5.5 Billion! GREENSPAN: 'Just tip of the iceberg'...
Lawyers Feel The Boon...
Merkel warns against kneejerk reaction...
'Europe will fall very soon'...
Final nail in coffin for U.S.-EU trade deal...
Despite 'Remain' Scaremongering Germany, USA, Canada Want Trade Partnerships...
Hillary, Obama on WRONG side of history...
PAPER: Her worst nightmare...
Second MAJOR BLOW to Obama in as many days...
Brexit could signal Trump winning White House...
Unlikely Brits Who Caused Revolution...
Leaders failed to sway anger at immigration...

France, Italy, Netherlands Now Want Referendum…

POUND IN HISTORIC COLLAPSE... STOCKS ROCKED... Plunge Protection Teams Mobilize... Global banks seek to reassure... SOROS GOES SHORT...



Hillary, Obama on WRONG side of history...

Brexit could signal Trump winning White House...
Seismic break with Europe draws parallels with rise...

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

California's huge housing costs, taxes prompt exodus of residents

The overlooked substance in Donald Trump's speech

Most coverage of Donald Trump's speech in New York Wednesday has focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign.

But Trump included actual substance in the speech — new policy proposals and promises — that escaped many observers. In a series of pledges to take action in his first 100 days as president, Trump said he would move on trade, business regulation, energy, and several other topics.

One area in which Trump promised to take extensive and quick executive action is immigration, with a pledge to "change immigration rules to give unemployed Americans an opportunity to fill good-paying jobs."

What Trump meant is that there are parts of U.S. immigration policy — significant parts — that could be changed through executive action, or regulation, or simply enforcing existing law....

Unhinged Democrat Lawmakers Promise More Guerilla Tactics to Come

Another lie: 'Clinton Failed to Hand Over Key Email to State Department

Former Secretary Hillary Clinton failed to turn over a copy of a key message involving problems caused by her use of a private homebrew email server, the State Department confirmed Thursday. The disclosure makes it unclear what other work-related emails may have been deleted by the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.

The email was included within messages exchanged Nov. 13, 2010, between Clinton and one of her closest aides, Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin. At the time, emails sent from Clinton's BlackBerry device and routed through her private server in the basement of her New York home were being blocked by the State Department's spam filter. A suggested remedy was for Clinton to obtain a email account.

"Let's get separate address or device but I don't want any risk of the personal being accessible," Clinton responded to Abedin.

Clinton never used a government account that was set up for her, instead continuing to rely on her private server until leaving office....

The email was not among the tens of thousands of emails Clinton turned over to the agency in response to public records lawsuits seeking copies of her official correspondence. Abedin provided a copy from her own inbox after the State Department asked her to return any work-related emails. That copy of the email was publicly cited last month in a blistering audit by the State Department's inspector general that concluded Clinton and her team ignored clear internal guidance that her email setup violated federal standards and could have left sensitive material vulnerable to hackers.

"While this exchange was not part of the approximately 55,000 pages provided to the State Department by former Secretary Clinton, the exchange was included within the set of documents Ms. Abedin provided the department in response to our March 2015 request..."

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sheryl Attkisson: This shouldn't come as such a shock...

BREXIT? 72.9% Voter Turnout. British voters just unleashed an economic and political tsunami

Via BBC: The UK has voted to leave the EU by 52% to 48%. Leave won the majority of votes in England and Wales, while every council in Scotland saw remain majorities.


Assemblymembers Tom Lackey and Scott Wilk introduced legislation to protect small businesses from organized shoplifting that has become a problem under Prop. 47.

  • People are able to shoplift anything less than $950 an incident
  • These criminals often steal multiple times a week because they know there are no consequences

Prop. 47 has created a get out of jail free card for many – prompting a rise in property crimes

  • “But along with the successes have come other consequences, which police departments and prosecutors refer to as the “unintended effects”: Robberies up 23 percent in San Francisco. Property theft up 11 percent in Los Angeles. Certain categories of crime rising 20 percent in Lake Tahoe, 36 percent in La Mirada, 22 percent in Chico and 68percent in Desert Hot Springs.” – ◼ Read More

Prop. 47 was supposed to save taxpayers money, but the costs have simply shifted to local governments and Californians.

...Shoplifting, in particular, has exploded under the new sentencing rules. While some consider it a minor crime, retail theft has real consequences for its victims. This is especially so for small, locally owned businesses, which already face a razor-thin profit margin. Right now, as long as a shoplifter only steals $950 worth of goods at a time, they cannot be charged with a felony. Organized crime groups have figured this out, sending low-level criminals on multiple shoplifting trips with little fear of a lengthy jail sentence if caught....

The Legislative Analysts Office (LAO) usually does A+ work. But even the best makes a mistake. In this case, whether or not Prop.47 has “saved” tax dollars is a gigantic mistake. The question is simple, when asking if a system or policy saved money, you need to take all the factors into account. The LAO just noted a small portion of the equation—fewer people in jail or prison means less correctional costs. Not included in the COST of the added crime, thefts, insurance pay offs, hospital and funeral bills—plus the cost of the public buying guns and ammunition, paying for weapons training, lock boxes, etc…to protect yourself from the Prop. 47 savings.

“It has been a colossal failure. It should have been entitled the “Make Our Neighborhoods and School Less Safe Act” which is the sole and inevitable reality of deliberately releasing known criminals onto the street. Prop 47 is a cost-shifting shell game. Innocent people are incurring heavy costs –physical and emotional – while criminals are reaping the rewards due to a lack of punishment and no incentive to abide by the law or be well-functioning members of society. The only beneficiary of this proposition were thieves and drug offenders.” READ the ADDA President Comments on Legislative Analyst’s Office Prop. 47 Report
Marc Debbaudt, Association of Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys, 2/12/16 at the link.

New @DineshDSouza movie hits Billary as 'two depraved crooks'

Donald Trump BLASTS 'Lying Crooked Hillary' in brutal new Facebook video

Why "Democratic" Socialism Doesn't Work

First they ignore you..

Obama’s Whitewashing of the #Orlando Massacre'

...The latest instance of Mr. Obama’s suffocating cynicism was to boastfully doctor the transcripts of the 911 calls terrorist Omar Mateen made the night he slaughtered 49 partiers at a night club in Orlando.

The Department of “Justice” scrubbed the name “Allah” from Mateen’s prayers and professions of allegiance to said “Allah,” along with the Islamic State and al Qaeda and all the rest of the savages out to kill gays, lesbians, Jews, Christians and basically anyone who is part of civilized society.

In a rare full-throated media campaign this week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said references to “Allah” would be removed so as not to “further this man’s propaganda.”

By which she means, apparently, make this attack look like the work of a radical Islamic terrorist as opposed to, say, some gun-toting lunatic who hates gay people.

By making this atrocity some kind of localized crime instead of a horrific breach of national security, Mr. Obama is trying to sidestep responsibility. Also, by framing it in these terms, Mr. Obama can get back on his old, worn out saw about blaming guns.

But, mostly, it is yet another bizarre example of the president trying to protect and promote the religion of Islam, which — by the way — is having a bit of a public relations problem on its own these last few years.

Throwing gays off rooftops, burning men alive in cages and drowning them will do right much to sully even the best reputations.... to read the rest, click on the link above.

The DC media mocked the Tea Party for shutting down government. And when the House Democrats try and do it?

Details on the GOP's new health care proposal

“The president is not permitted to write laws—only Congress is"

Gun Ownership Up; Gun Crime Down

“The president is not permitted to write laws—only Congress is"

If anyone is looking for evidence that government unions use their immense influence to support the growth of an authoritarian state, look no further than their unequivocal support for global warming “mitigation,” and all attendant agencies and laws to support that goal.

If anyone is looking for evidence that government unions and crony capitalists work together – contrary to the conventional wisdom that presents the appearance that they are in conflict – again look no further than their shared support for global warming mitigation, expressed in the legislative mandate to reduce CO2 emissions. AB32 implements this by forcing industrial entities to purchase permits to emit progressively smaller quantities of CO2, via an auction process that is expected to raise $20 billion per year to finance renewable energy investments.
Think about how government unions will benefit from all this money:

  • Transit workers will claim a share because they will be getting cars off the road.
  • Firefighters will claim more fires are because of global warming and demand more funds – when in reality most severe wildfires are the result of decades of forest mismanagement and unwarranted wildfire suppression.
  • Cities will qualify for proceeds when they zone extremely high density housing.
  • Code enforcement officers will declare that the percentage of their jobs oriented towards conservation and energy/water efficiency qualifies them for a share of the proceeds.
  • Teachers will declare that the percentage of their curricula oriented towards climate education qualifies them for a share of the proceeds.
  • More generally, municipalities will collect more property tax as restrictive zoning elevates the cost of housing.

Think about how crony corporations and corrupt financial special interests benefit from this money:

  • Wall Street traders will set up new subsidiaries to traffic in carbon emission auctions and take a cut.
  • “Green” entrepreneurs will manufacture devices calculated to save energy and water – despite the fact that the shortages are contrived.
  • Producers of energy and water will sell at higher prices since competitive development of these resources is restricted.
  • Utilities whose profits are “decoupled” from the quantity of energy and water they deliver will increase revenue and hence their profit margins which are pegged to revenue, without having to increase services.
  • Manufacturers of noncompetitive products with no natural demand – high speed rail is a perfect example – are enriched via hundreds of billions of investment for their supposedly greener and cleaner solutions.
  • More generally, artificial scarcity causes asset bubbles which benefits wealthy investors and pension funds, but impoverishes ordinary workers.

Even if CO2 is a threat to life on earth, there is an alternative that merits discussion:

Anatomy of a TERROR THREAT

LGBT gun rights group sees membership skyrocket...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016



Today I‘d like to share my thoughts about the stakes in this election.

People have asked me why I am running for President.

I have built an amazing business that I love and I get to work side-by-side with my children every day.

We come to work together and turn visions into reality.

We think big, and then we make it happen.

Capitol Update Wednesday, June 22, 2016

CFRW Capitol Update: Republicans Call for Transparency

Last week we reported on the record-breaking spending plan, also known as the 2016-2017 California State Budget. The budget allocates a whopping $270 billion dollars with $122.5 billion in the General Fund alone. Many budget trailer bills were passed without the full committee hearing process which left the public without the ability to input their opinion. This, unfortunately, is a common practice with the Democrat Legislative Majority. Our Republican leaders wrote a letter to the Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon (D), expressing their concerns over the lack of transparency in our state budget process. The letter has been copied below. If you are as outraged as our Republican Representatives, please send this letter to your local newspapers and post it online so that the Californians not paying attention can be made aware of what really happens at the Capitol.

Dear Mr. Speaker:

We write to express our disappointment with the process and lack of transparency that marked the passage of the 2016-17 state budget. Specifically, none of the final bills that implemented the budget (“trailer bills”) were granted a public hearing by the Assembly Budget Committee. It is our responsibility to ensure that the people of California have the opportunity to make their voices heard on all state policy issues, and few issues are more important than our state budget.

Legislative Democrats often point to the various budget subcommittee hearings and the budget conference committee as opportunities for public input. However, the fact is that the budget conference committee specifically prohibits public testimony, and the budget subcommittees primarily adopt “placeholder” language that is only filled in at the very last minute before the bills are voted on by the house. There is no credibility to the claim that “work-in-progress” discussions in sub committees or conference committee constitute a public review and vetting of the final policy bill. When committees direct staff to draft language reflecting conceptual agreements, this language must be brought back to the committee for public review and a final vote. Integrity, transparency and good governance dictate that the committees adopt clear, definitive language that has been scrutinized by the public.

In the Assembly, this year’s budget trailer bills failed this basic test of legislative transparency. In the end, the Senate Budget Committee heard the trailer bills in their final form while the Assembly remained attached to a system designed to pass the budget without public input. This is unacceptable to us, and we hope it is equally unacceptable to you.

A stark example of this lack of transparency was evident just this week with the passage of SB 839 (Resources Trailer Bill) and SB 840 (Energy Trailer Bill), which were passed off the Assembly Floor with language that had only been publicly available for one day. Unfortunately, there are many other examples as well. Californians should not fear what may be slipped into a budget trailer bill because of the failure to hold hearings to review the bills.

This year’s state budget spends a record $122.5 billion General Fund and nearly $270 billion overall. It is imperative that the process be open and transparent, and this starts with ensuring that the public is able to review and comment on clear, definitive final language. We can do better and the public deserves it.

Our Caucuses have worked well together on several issues this session; however on the issue of transparency our differences remain. As we move forward this year and in the future, we hope you will guarantee that the Assembly holds public hearings on all final budget trailer bills and also ensure all other legislative measures receive the proper level of transparency and public participation.


Assembly Republican Leader Assembly Republican Budget Vice-Chair

Deadlines Looming

June 30th is the last day for propositions to qualify for the November ballot. The CFRW will switch gears come end of August to really focus on the ballot measures. We will take positions on the measures, which will end up being close to 20 on the ballot. We will devote a majority of the Capitol Update to education on the propositions. It is so important that when you read the Capitol Update, you understand the measures we are focusing on and are able to educate other Californians on what they voting for.

July 1st is the last day for committees to hear and report bills to the floor. Then the Legislature goes on its summer recess. Next week will be the last Capitol Update until August. The Capitol Update will take a short recess as well to research ballot measures then be back the first week of August to start our General Election education! Be sure to stay plugged in!

Donald Trump: Hillary’s Slogan is “I’m With Her” My Response Is “I’m With You, the American People”