Thursday, April 25, 2019

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California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State’s $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices – Reason.com

California Politicians Hiked Gas Tax, Now Demand Investigation Into State’s $4 Per Gallon Gas Prices – Reason.com:
  • What could possibly be increasing California's gas prices?
As lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom supported a 2017 bill increasing the state's gas taxes. 
When running for governor in 2018, he opposed a ballot initiative that would have repealed that same increase. 
See the source imageIt's 2019, and Newson, now the state's governor, is demanding an investigation into why the state's gas prices are so high.
On Tuesday, the governor sent a letter to the California Energy Commission (CEC) asking that the state agency investigate the Golden State's roughly $4.03 per gallon gas prices, currently the highest in the country (and well above the national average of $2.86 per gallon).
...California currently imposes the second-highest gas taxes in the country. 
A state excise tax currently adds $.417 per gallon, a rate that will increase to $.473 come July. 
On top of that, the state imposes a 2.25 percent gasoline sales tax.
In addition, California has adopted a low-carbon fuel standard and a cap-and-trade scheme for carbon emissions which together increase the state's gas prices by $.24 per gallon above the national average, according to a 2017 state government report..."
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HE DID BETTER WITH THE ACTUAL MAO THAN WITH THE LITTLE MAOISTS INFESTING UNIVERSITIES TODAY

Instapundit Blog Archive-- HE DID BETTER WITH THE ACTUAL MAO THAN WITH THE LITTLE MAOISTS INFESTING UNIVERSITIES TODAY
"Henry Kissinger, Shouted Down at NYU, Addresses Yale’s WFB Society.
Kissinger’s student critics say he is a war criminal who had a role in “multiple atrocities worldwide,” most especially his “well-known role in prolonging the Vietnam War.” Those are quotations from an article published this February by students at MIT, who were then running their own (unsuccessful) disinvitation campaign. But the students who object so strenuously to Kissinger’s “war crimes” are the same students who wear Che Guevara t-shirts and quote Mao. They do not criticize (or are unaware of) North Vietnam’s mass-murder campaign following the American withdrawal.

See the source imageSo what these students really object to is not anything Kissinger has done or is supposed to have done — they object to him as a representative of Western culture, and of the belief that Western culture and civilization are a positive good to be protected and preserved.
They’re trash. 
Plus:
In his remarks at the Disinvitation Dinner, Kissinger pointed out that the First World War destroyed Europe’s confidence and sense of purpose, and that Europe has never recovered. A society needs great objectives to which it can apply itself with conviction, instead of being “obsessed with its own shortcomings.”

The students who object to Kissinger’s presence on campus are emblematic of this loss of confidence, and of that obsession. They hate the West (and in particular the United States) for suppressing and oppressing other cultures, ranging from the American Indians to the Communist Chinese.
It’s just a projection of their — generally quite justified — self-loathing. 
They deserve neither respect nor deference. 
What they need is to face consequences.--Posted by Glenn Reynolds"

Human Smugglers Made Up To $2.3 Billion In Year From Smuggling Illegals Into US, Study Finds | The Daily Caller

Image result for Mexican Jumping Border FenceHuman Smugglers Made Up To $2.3 Billion In Year From Smuggling Illegals Into US, Study Finds | The Daily Caller:

Illegally smuggling Central American migrants into the United States is an industry that may be worth billions of dollars, according to a study released Monday.
Human smugglers transporting migrants into the U.S. from Central America’s Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — brought in an estimated $200 million to $2.3 billion in revenue in 2017, according to the study.

Brunei Writes Letter To EU Asking For ‘Tolerance’ Of New Sharia Punishments Including Amputation, Whipping, And Stoning | The Daily Caller

Image result for flickr commons images Map of BruneiBrunei Writes Letter To EU Asking For ‘Tolerance’ Of New Sharia Punishments Including Amputation, Whipping, And Stoning | The Daily Caller:

Homosexuality has been illegal in Brunei since the nation gained its independence from Britain in 1984, became a sovereign Islamic sultanate. Prior to the new penal code, homosexuality was punishable only by imprisonment, not by death as is now permissible by the new laws.

Lara Logan tells riveting untold story: My Benghazi report was buried to protect the Obama admin and Hillary Conservative News Today

Lara Logan tells riveting untold story: My Benghazi report was buried to protect the Obama admin and Hillary Conservative News Today
"In 2013, then-CBS reporter Lara Logan had an investigative report on the 2012 Benghazi terror attack that was buried and “discredited,”... the report was disparaged because it was critical of the Obama administration’s failure to come to the defense of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his compound when it was attacked by Islamist terrorists.
Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the attack on September 11, 2012...
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...“What they were trying to do was bury the substance of that story,” she added.
Logan went on to describe the horrific moment when Stevens and others realized that “the cavalry” wasn’t coming to help them.
“Greg Hicks, Chris Stevens’ deputy, looked at us on ’60 Minutes’ and he said what he had said on ‘the Hill’ but it was much more powerful in our cameras when he said that he asked the defense attache, just a few minutes into that attack, if the cavalry was coming. 
The defense attache looked at him … [Hicks was] the last person to speak to Chris Stevens. 
When Chris Stevens was under attack, a terrorist attack in his compound, he called Greg Hicks. 
Greg Hicks looked at the defense attache and he said, ‘well?’ [The defense attache responded] ‘I’m sorry, Greg, the cavalry ain’t coming.'”
She continued, “Greg Hicks said, ‘I felt sick in the pit of my stomach because those of us who go out on the end of the line for our country, we believe our country has our back,’ and in that minute, in that moment, I knew they didn’t.”
She said Hicks looked at the defense attache and said, “We better tell the boys at the annex.”
“Two of those boys died that night,” she said..."
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Osundairo Brothers Say Jussie Smollett ‘Directed Every Aspect Of The Attack’ In New Lawsuit | The Daily Caller

Osundairo Brothers Say Jussie Smollett ‘Directed Every Aspect Of The Attack’ In New Lawsuit | The Daily Caller:
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The two Nigerian brothers connected to “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s alleged fake hate crime claimed in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the actor organized every aspect of the attack, which was designed to help him cultivate an image as a successful gay, black actor.
“Mr. Smollett’s motivation was simple. He wanted his employer and the public to notice and appreciate him as a successful Black, openly gay actor,” Ola and Abel Osundairo said in a defamation lawsuit filed in federal court against Smollett’s legal team.

Adopted!--Child abuse!!-----Charlize Theron: My 3 Year-Old Boy Said She’s a Girl, 'So, There You Go!'

See the source imageCharlize Theron: My 3 Year-Old Boy Said She’s a Girl, 'So, There You Go!'
"Actress Charlize Theron has been raising her biologically-male son as a girl even since the child told her he wasn’t a boy when he was three years old.
That’s all it took for Theron to start raising her son Jackson, now seven, as a girl, the actress told The Daily Mail:
'Yes, I thought she was a boy, too,' Charlize agrees, briskly. 'Until she looked at me when she was three years old and said: 'I am not a boy!'
'So there you go!'”
Theron clothes young Jackson in dresses because “Who they (children) want to be, is not for me to decide..."
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READ IT!!-----Reminder: The Russia Collusion Hoax Was Hatched By Hillary Clinton and Her Aides Just Hours After Her Loss, and Fed to a Supportive Media to Explain Away Her Failure -- and Theirs--Ace of Spades HQ

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Reminder: The Russia Collusion Hoax Was Hatched By Hillary Clinton and Her Aides Just Hours After Her Loss, and Fed to a Supportive Media to Explain Away Her Failure -- and Theirs
The Russian Collusion mythology is the most dominant story in the news media and has been for the past eighteen months... dating back to November 7, 2016. And when one examines the contemporaneous reporting by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes in their excellent book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign. Allen and Parnes had incredible access to the entire Clinton campaign infrastructure because their book was really meant to be a historical account of the triumphant campaign for the first female president in American history.
As we know, it didn't work out that way. And the authors' account of the immediate aftermath tells us much about how the media were spoon-fed the collusion narrative: (emphasis added)
"She's not being particularly self -reflective," said one longtime ally who was on calls with her shortly after the election. Instead, Hillary kept pointing her finger at Comey and Russia. "She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way," this person said.
Of course, the plan would only work if the media took the bait. They had that angle knitted up. All they had to do was focus their anger and ire at their friends in the press and accuse them of being at fault for Trump's victory.
They also decided to hammer the media for focusing so intently on the investigation into her e-mail, which had created a cloud over her candidacy. "The press botched the e-mail story for eighteen months"” said one person who was in the room. "Comey obviously screwed us, but the press created the story."
"It was all your fault," they'd say to their pals in the press. And now, they had to make good.
More at the link, including audio of Larry O'Connor discussing this on his radio show.
And this is interesting -- John Sexton writes up Bob Woodward's appearance on Fox, where he claimed that "the CIA" fought strenuously to get the Hot Garbage Dossier included in the official intelligence community assessment on Russian interference.
And Rand Paul says he heard that it was specifically John Brennan fighting to have this unverified pack of Russian disinformation entered into the records of US intelligence.
...From the Washington Examiner:...
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#1 This day 1973-----Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree - Dawn featuring Tony Orlando

If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees

If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees
"The Yankees have banished Kate Smith to the dustbin for singing silly songs. Let's banish the Yankees for their decades of racism.--By 
It was announced this week that both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using their traditional recorded version of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during their games. 
This happened after it surfaced that Smith had performed songs now considered racist during  during her hey day in the 1930s. 
The Flyers, with whom Smith is more closely aligned as the good luck charm for their 1974 Stanley Cup run, even removed a statue of her from the Philadelphia sports complex..."
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This is damn well said by @WhitlockJason on insane “God Bless America” singer controversy. "

Libs hate the comparison with the National Socialists but the facts are clear.


Italian Town to Cover Crosses at Cemeteries So as Not to Offend Muslims (Video)

Italian Town to Cover Crosses at Cemeteries So as Not to Offend Muslims (Video)
"Pieve di Cento is a town of 7,000 inhabitants near Bologna, Italy.
Recently the town leaders decided to cover Christian symbols in the local cemetery so as not to offend Muslim migrants.
The debate in the town is still ongoing and the mayor now understands he may have made a blunder."

County Project Imposes Illegal Union Wage Mandate On Bidders – Michigan Capitol Confidential

County Project Imposes Illegal Union Wage Mandate On Bidders – Michigan Capitol Confidential
See the source image"A group of nonunion construction firms has mounted a challenge to Muskegon County’s policy of requiring union-level wages on major building projects it financially supports.
The group is threatening to file a lawsuit if the policy is applied to bids for work on an upcoming $17 million convention center in the city of Muskegon...
...County Commissioner Zach Lahring said he believes he is in the minority on the county board in supporting an end to the prevailing wage policy.
Requiring union-level wages results in higher costs and shuts out competent, nonunion contractors, he said..."
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History for April 25

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History for April 25 - On-This-Day.com
Oliver Cromwell 1599 - English military and political leader, Guglielmo Marconi 1874 - Italian inventor (radio telegraph system), Edward R. Murrow 1908 - American broadcast journalist
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Ella Fitzgerald 1918 - Vocalist, known as "First Lady of Song" and "Lady Ella", Al Pacino 1940 - Actor, Bjorn Ulvaeus 1945 - Musician (Abba)
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1846 - The Mexican-American War ignited as a result of disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome of the war fixed Texas' southern boundary at the Rio Grande River.
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1980 - In Iran, a commando mission to rescue hostages was aborted after mechanical problems disabled three of the eight helicopters involved. During the evacuation, a helicopter and a transport plan collided and exploded. Eight U.S. servicemen were killed. The mission was aimed at freeing American hostages that had been taken at the U.S. embassy in Tehran on November 4, 1979. The event took place April 24th Washington, DC, time.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

FBI admits Hillary emails found in Obama White House - WND

FBI admits Hillary emails found in Obama White House - WND:

Image result for flickr commons images obama“This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the Obama FBI had to go to President Obama’s White House office to find emails that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or hide from the American people,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement Tuesday.
“No wonder Hillary Clinton has thus far skated – Barack Obama is implicated in her email scheme,” he said.
Fitton was referring to the more than 30,000 emails under subpoena that were thoroughly deleted through an application called BleachBit by order of Clinton’s State Department team.

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Why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Tweeted About 'Easter Worshippers' - The Dennis Prager Show

Why Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama Tweeted About 'Easter Worshippers' - The Dennis Prager Show
"Sometimes, a few sentences tell you more about a person — and, more importantly, an ideology — than a learned thesis. 
That is the case with tweets from Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama two days ago in response to the mass murder of more than 300 Christians and others in Sri Lanka.
Their tweets are worth serious analysis because they reveal a great deal about the left. 
...Only leftists understand that one must vote left no matter who the Democrat is, no matter who the Republican opponent is. 
...That is why it is important to understand Clinton and Obama’s tweets: to understand the left, not to understand her or him.
Here are the tweets:

  • Obama: “The attacks on tourists and Easter worshippers in Sri Lanka are an attack on humanity. On a day devoted to love, redemption, and renewal, we pray for the victims and stand with the people of Sri Lanka.”
  • Three hours later, Clinton tweeted: “On this holy weekend for many faiths, we must stand united against hatred and violence. I’m praying for everyone affected by today’s horrific attacks on Easter worshippers and travelers in Sri Lanka.”

...Here’s what’s critical: Neither used the word “Christians.” 
And in order to avoid doing so, they went so far as to make up a new term — “Easter worshippers” — heretofore unknown to any Christian..."
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Russian Interference, the Steve Bartman of U.S. Politics | RealClearPolitics

Russian Interference, the Steve Bartman of U.S. Politics | RealClearPolitics
"...But here is the reality: Russia’s intrusion was very unwelcome and decidedly illegal, but the wildly disproportionate reaction by anti-Trump operatives in both government and media has far eclipsed the damage wrought by a minor 2016 foreign intelligence scheme. 
See the source imageThis totally unbalanced reaction represents the political equivalent to the Steve Bartman incident in Major League Baseball.  
In 2003, the Chicago Cubs led the National League Championship Series three games to two and had a 3-0 lead in game six at home, with one out in the eighth inning.  
A pop fly sailed foul but well within the left fielder’s reach. Lifelong Cubs fan Steve Bartman grabbed at the ball, as would many fans, interfering with Moises Alou’s attempted catch.  
Both players and fans massively overreacted, forcing Bartman to exit Wrigley Field with a security detail, but the kerfuffle would have been utterly forgotten had previously dependable Cubs shortstop Alex Gonzalez ended the inning moments later with a potential double play ground ball hit right to him.  
Instead, his rare error commenced an epic Cubs implosion that sent Chicago to defeat that night and in the ensuing NLCS game seven, vaulting the Marlins to the World Series.
As in politics, the point here is that the scapegoat, the Bartman, is not really to blame.  
Russians spending a whopping $100,000 on Facebook ads, per the Mueller Report, represents a miniscule rounding error compared to $81 million spent by the campaigns on Facebook within a presidential election where total direct and indirect spending reached into the billions of dollars..." 
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Progressive Caucus’s Arrangement With Outside Charity Violates House Rules, Experts Say. Punishment Is Unlikely | The Daily Caller

Progressive Caucus’s Arrangement With Outside Charity Violates House Rules, Experts Say. Punishment Is Unlikely | The Daily Caller:

Image result for flickr commons images nancy pelosiBut although the progressive caucus’s relationship with the outside charity group “seems like a clear violation of the rule,” there likely won’t be any consequences anytime soon, Acton Institute editor Joe Carter, who has researched congressional caucuses, told TheDCNF.
“Article 1, section 5, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution says that, ‘Each House may … punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member,'” Carter said. “Based on previous history, the most severe punishment would likely be censure or reprimand of the leaders” of the progressive caucus.
“But that isn’t likely to happen under Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi,” he continued. “The most that will happen—if any action is even taken—is that they will have to promise to do a better job of complying with the rules in the future.”

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Living in Leftlandia

Living in Leftlandia
"As children we passed the time pretending to be grownups. 
We were doctors or cowboys or ballerinas or truck drivers. 
We built forts and made-up languages. 
See the source imageWe played school. 
We imagined our way through grand adventures –- and then, little by little, we turned into adults. 
Even those who actually became doctors and cowboys faced the reality of those challenging professions. 
Or we didn’t, and took up voting Democrat, ranting around in marches, and running for office instead.
It’s hard not to notice how little growing up those on the left have actually accomplished. 
They live in La-la Land, in Leftlandia, saturated in fantasies filled with pots of gold at the ends of LGBT rainbows. 
They never touch down. 
Just look at the fairytale multiverse they swoop around in:

  • Leftlandians actually believe that the world’s climate is something they can control, that man is so much greater than the God Who created the world that humans can use so much toilet paper, or so much gasoline that they can undo creation. 
  • They also believe that using fossil fuels to generate electricity with which to run our cars is somehow more environmentally sensible than just using the fossil fuels directly. When someone points out the damage –- both human and environmental –- done by building all those lithium batteries, the Leftlandians just cover their eyes and holler La-La-La-La..."

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Supremes to decide if 'sex' can be redefined - WND

Supremes to decide if 'sex' can be redefined - WND:

Image result for flickr commons images U.S. Supreme Court“Substituting ‘gender identity’ for ‘sex’ in nondiscrimination laws also threatens freedom of conscience,” the petition continued. “Statutes interpreted that way have the effect, for instance, of forcing doctors to participate in – or employers to pay for – surgical efforts to alter sex in violation of their deeply held beliefs…. In sum, the Sixth Circuit ushered in a profound change in federal law accompanied by widespread legal and social ramifications.”
“These are important policy questions that the people have the right to decide through their elected officials,” said ADF Senior Counsel Jim Campbell. “Unelected officials – whether bureaucrats or judges – don’t have the power to make these choices for us.”
When ADF sought Supreme Court review, nearly a year ago, it argued to the high court that “sex” means “sex,” and bureaucrats are not arbitrarily allowed to substitute “gender identity.”
“No court or federal agency has the authority to rewrite a federal statute. That power belongs solely to Congress,” said Alliance Defending Fund Senior Counsel Jim Campbell at the time.

Marijuana Sales in Canada Are Flat Since It Was Legalized - Barron's

See the source imageMarijuana Sales in Canada Are Flat Since It Was Legalized - Barron's
"Recreational pot sales in Canada haven’t exactly been red hot since the country became the first wealthy nation to legalize marijuana nationwide in October.
Government data indicate that Canada’s legal weed sales in the first two months of 2019 were flat compared with those in the first two months of 2018’s fourth quarter, analysts at BMO Capital Markets said in a new report.
...The government’s StatsCan agency measures retail sales of marijuana. Industry sales in January and February of this year were 105 million Canadian dollars (US$79 million), which was disappointingly flat with the industry total for September and October of 2018..."
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AP U.S. History textbook calls Trump “racist,” questions his mental stability | Power Line

AP U.S. History textbook calls Trump “racist,” questions his mental stability | Power Line
See the source image"I have written repeatedly about the hard-left bias in the teaching of AP American History. 
I finally got tired of writing such posts and abandoned the beat.
But now, I learn that, beginning in 2020, many Advanced Placement students will be using an American History textbook that suggests President Trump is mentally ill and that depicts him and many of his supporters as racists. 
The book asserts that “[Trump’s] not very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters.”
...The textbook goes further. 
It says that Hillary Clinton supporters “worried about the mental stability of the president-elect.” 
...The book’s publisher defends its handiwork, saying that it underwent “rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.” 
No doubt..."
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Speech Is Violence, and Vice Versa | Power Line

Speech Is Violence, and Vice Versa | Power Line
See the source image"The apotheosis of the Left’s 21st-Century lunacy is its insistence that disagreeing with leftist dogma–declining to accept the “trans” farce, for example–is “violence” that demands suppression, while actual violence by leftists like Antifa–bashing people in the head with a baseball bat, for instance–is merely free speech exercised by “protesters.” 
No one in the world, with the possible exception of a handful of mis-educated college professors and students, is dumb enough to be fooled by that inversion. 
But liberals soldier heedlessly on.
Here is a today’s instance of the phenomenon. 
April Ryan, a CNN personality, suggested that Sarah Sanders’ head should be “lopped off.” 
Sanders’ father, Mike Huckabee, protested–whereupon Ryan accused Huckabee of inciting violence against her. 
You can’t make this stuff up:
As I thank God this day and for his sacrifice as you should be doing, I have a warning for you! If anything happens to me or mine or anyone connected to me, you and your daughter and this administration will be held accountable! So you better stop now!
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