Friday, December 8, 2017

FAKE NEWS: CNN Runs Bogus Report That Trump Campaign Received Early Access To Hacked Docs


‘Evil’ #TaxCuts? Nope, It’s Blue-State Panic

...If you know anything about California, you likely now know why good old Governor Moonbeam is freaking out. California may be filled with natural wonders, but it’s also a Democratic area chock full of people who earn $200,000 or more — and it’s also known for high state-level income taxes, with a top marginal rate of 13.3 percent. In the bad old days, Californians could count on simply deducting this highway robbery from their federal taxable income, masking the state’s shenanigans and blunting the financial pain. The GOP tax bill yanks what is essentially a federal subsidy away, forcing blue-state residents to face the reality of their local high-tax, high-spending regimes....

This is basic federalism at work. In theory, it should encourage accountability, particularly among high-tax states long dependent on the federal tax code to soften the blow. But as we all know, accountability is no fun. Public panicking and blaming “the rich” — this is all rather hilarious, given that high-income earners in blue states are the losers here, with middle-class taxpayers and small businesses largely on the winning end — is apparently a far more amusing use of time. Thus, moving forward, when Jerry Brown moans about the tax bill benefiting “the rich,” please loosely translate it as this: “Quick! We need a distraction! California has long been soaking its upper middle class. The GOP tax bill will make it crystal-clear that a significant chunk of this tax burden is coming from . . . from . . . US!” ...

GREAT AGAIN! 2.2 Million New Jobs Since Election...

The Hispanic unemployment rate dropped to 4.7% - the LOWEST in the history of the United States. This Administration and @realDonaldTrump are working hard to create opportunities for all Americans…and we are just getting started!

Lawsuit: California has a literacy crisis; test scores drag down rest of nation

About 20 young guys chanting near the Damascus Gate. About 100 journalists with cameras in their faces. If you read about ‘rage,’ this is what’s actually going on for now

James Rosen: Nothing Trump Has Done to the Media ‘Even Remotely Approaches’ What Obama Did

Satellite images offer dizzying perspective on SoCal wildfires

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Promises made, promises kept

Franken Resigns

Revealed: Wisconsin AG Report: Govt election officials were “on a mission to bring down the Walker campaign and the Governor himself” Partisan witch hunters in Wisconsin stole the private medical information of Republicans and filed it away as "opposition research."

The Senate landscape has shifted considerably in just the last week

FLASHBACK: Obama Says Manufacturing Jobs Aren't Coming Back - Then Trump Sets Record of 40,000 Manufacturing Jobs in One Month

Melania Trump and Karen Pence flew to Corpus Christi to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Texas

Christian Mom Faces Execution For ‘Blasphemy’ In Pakistan

TIME'S "Person" Of The Year

State Dept issues GLOBAL travel warning after speech...

Why we shrunk the monuments

Reminder: The Palestinian Authority financially rewards terrorists who kill Americans and Jews. In the final week of the Obama Administration, @JohnKerry authorized a $221 million transfer to the Palestinian Authority.

December 7th We Remember:

Revelations make 'collusion' probe look like partisan hit..

Reminder: The Palestinian Authority financially rewards terrorists who kill Americans and Jews. In the final week of the Obama Administration, @JohnKerry authorized a $221 million transfer to the Palestinian Authority.

Why we shrunk the monuments

Revelations make 'collusion' probe look like partisan hit..

"Then I Couldn’t Un-See the Bias"

It’s not just our politics that is broken; our media is broken too, and hopelessly. The bias used to be hidden, but now it is open, glaring, and shameless. Our media outlets have become very tribal and are openly rooting for or against the party and politician of their choice—truth, fairness, honesty, justice, and journalistic principles be damned.

I didn’t go to a fancy journalism school, and don’t even have a journalism degree, but I know enough to realize that what is happening is bad, and that when the media self-divide into rabidly partisan camps, citizens suffer and democracy suffers. When Sean Hannity says “journalism has died in America,” I agree with him.

Report urges CalPERS focus on improving its returns on the money it manages for state retirees instead of using it to forward a political agenda

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

#ThomasFire grows to 90,000 acres

"This is a historic day...President Donald Trump, thank you for today's historic decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The Jewish people and the Jewish state will be forever grateful."

Former NBC exec Jeff Zucker who had 'never heard about of Matt Lauer's sexual misconduct' joked about him masturbating and 'rolled with laughter' about the 'C**k of the Rock's' sexcapades at explicit 2008 roast

...NBC stars Meredith Vieira, Katie Couric, Martha Stewart and Bob Saget were among other speakers who took the jokes at the 2008 further. Vieira joked about both her and Couric having sex with Lauer.

'Look at Katie Couric. She juggled Matt’s balls for six years.

'That’s three years per ball. She squeezed those suckers so tight, she left nothing for me. Thanks, Katie,' she said.

Vieira, who once found a bag of sex toys in Lauer's office, also roped Al Roker into the sex joys.

'People say he’s so prim and proper, like he’s got a stick up his a**. It’s not a stick, my friends, it’s Al Roker’s d***.”

Couric made an extraordinarily rude joke about Lauer, her co-host for several years, performing oral sex on Ann Curry.

'He loves to eat curry,' she said, prompting gasps from the room before adding: 'What? Indian food! What’s wrong with you people?' ...

Hi @SenFeinstein, Pelosi: In June you voted for Senate resolution saying Jerusalem should be recognized as undivided capital of Israel...What changed in last few months?

"If @HillaryClinton had not lost, we would be mired in the deepest level of corruption in American history."

For years, researchers have been trying to find a noninvasive, quicker and easier way to monitor blood glucose

Democrats join GOP to block Trump impeachment resolution

“It is time to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

Democrat senators call for Al Franken to resign

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A terror plot to assassinate British Prime Minister Theresa May has been foiled, Sky News reports

Repealing the corporate alternative minimum tax is pro-growth #TaxReform

WSJ: "Mr. Mueller is too conflicted to investigate the FBI and should step down in favor of someone more credible."

Sanctuary City Politics Killed Kate Steinle

Monday, December 4, 2017

Christmas is coming...

Supreme Court permits full enforcement of @POTUS travel ban

"Hard-working Californians deserve to see a tax cut too:" Darrell Issa on why he voted No on the tax bill

...The tax plan approved this week would have made some good steps forward — simplifying the tax code, changing the corporate tax rate from the world’s highest to be more globally competitive, and bringing down the rates for individual taxpayers — but I worry that even under the reduced tax rates, many across our state could be forced to pay more, not less, and for me that is simply unacceptable.

For taxpayers in our district, being able to deduct their state and local income taxes from their federal return is the first line of defense against the tax increase factory the Democrats have built in Sacramento. Democrats in our state Capitol have worked around the clock for years, churning out tax increases by the dozen on everything from gasoline, everyday purchases, paychecks — even plastic bags at the grocery store. Taken together, our state lawmakers have put Californians’ taxes at the top of the list — highest income taxes in the country, highest sales taxes nationwide and now, thanks to the latest 12-cent-a-gallon gas tax hike, the highest gas prices anywhere in the land.

For Americans with leaders in their state Capitol less greedy than our own, eliminating the deduction makes little difference. But for us, eliminating the ability of Californians to deduct their hefty state and local taxes significantly compounds the substantial burdens already imposed on the taxpayers by our state. Even worse, eliminating the state and local tax deduction would assure that almost all of the bill’s tax cuts would be distributed to other states — leaving California with the bill.

Hard-working Californians deserve to see a tax cut too.

THE STORY OF THE DECADE> Broken on @CNN, of all places.

2. There have been multiple reports today that build upon the larger story.

7. The larger stories today seem to build out on a specific narrative that appears, well constructed, to further defend those interests. The Deep State, and the 'Black Hat' operatives within it, is/are circling the wagons per se'.

8. A part of that clear strategy now appears to be a willingness to throw Deputy Head of Counterintelligence, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, under the bus in an effort to avoid their own culpability in politicized FBI investigative practices.

9. A day of headlines, explosive headlines, appear entirely shaped to make Deputy Head of Counterintelligence, FBI Agent Peter Strzok, the scapegoat. Let's take a look at what roles the media are assigning to Strzok from recent publishing.

10. According to media reporting: Peter Strzok was the lead FBI agent in charge of the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

13. Throughout 2016 Agent Strzok was the primary counterintelligence investigator for the ‘vast Russian election-hacking conspiracy’, and subsequent narrative.

27. This is a classic maneuver to protect the interests of the deep state officials, from the outcome of a pending, almost complete, Inspector General investigation. Pin all the bias on Strzok and position him as the hub in the wheel of consequence.

28. However, there's two sides/risk to making Strzok both the ROOT and the TRUNK of the poisonous (bias) FBI investigative tree.

29. If FBI Agent Strzok is shown to have conflicting political and institutional bias, then every outcome of the investigation he was involved in comes into question. And Deep State is positioning Strzok at the EPICENTER of every aspect, of EVERY investigation.

30. Which implies their willingness to admit there's no actual 'there' there, within the "Vast Russian Conspiracy" investigation.

31. Of course, the gamble is the viewing U.S. electorate will accept the end of the ridiculous Russian Ruse (likely) -AND- also the end of the Clinton investigation outcome (not likely).

32. Which takes us full circle back to the DOJ-OIG Inspector General years-long investigation. If the IG wants higher officials than FBI Agent Peter Strzok, they might strike an immunity deal for cooperation. However, Comey and Mueller et al would also know that approach.

35. Perhaps we'll soon find out.