California homelessness is so out of control, people are turning to boats – Dems are clueless

We have people sleeping in cars—and we spend billions.  California has people sleeping on the streets—and we spend more billions.   Los Angeles and San Fran streets are filled with human feces, we spent yet more money.  A “shadow” from a proposed 62 unit apartment building in San Fran, and it can’t be built.  Now we have the homeless in California living on boats.  Maybe Newson, Breed and Garcetti could open up their government homes to the homeless?

In Sausalito just north of San Francisco, neighbors are sparring with local politicians over a homeless population floating off its shores in makeshift boats! While residents complain about resulting crime and poor sanitation, local politicians, already grappling with homeless issues, plan to start a pilot program subsidizing marina space for the boats.

In my community of Pacific Palisades (a neighborhood within Los Angeles), the homeless have been living in tents on beaches and in public parks. A plan to create a park out of a vacant plot of land was scuttled out of concern that it would quickly turn into a homeless encampment. Residents have created a task force on homelessness to combat the problem.

Schwarzenegger lives in Pacific Palisades—maybe he would open his home to them as well?

Jim Breslo: California homelessness is so out of control, people are turning to boats – Dems are clueless

By Jim Breslo | Fox News, 5/18/19 

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California is the country’s wealthiest and most highly taxed state, but its politicians have utterly failed to tackle the state’s most basic problem: homelessness. Estimates place California’s homeless population at close to 130,000. To grasp the magnitude of that figure, imagine the entire population of New Haven, Connecticut or Charleston, South Carolina living on the streets.

Much has been written about the problems of feces on San Francisco’s streets and needles on the streets in downtown Los Angeles. But the problem has expanded far beyond those cities. It has now reached virtually all parts of the state, including, according to reports, the state’s water.

In Sausalito just north of San Francisco, neighbors are sparring with local politicians over a homeless population floating off its shores in makeshift boats! While residents complain about resulting crime and poor sanitation, local politicians, already grappling with homeless issues, plan to start a pilot program subsidizing marina space for the boats.

In my community of Pacific Palisades (a neighborhood within Los Angeles), the homeless have been living in tents on beaches and in public parks. A plan to create a park out of a vacant plot of land was scuttled out of concern that it would quickly turn into a homeless encampment. Residents have created a task force on homelessness to combat the problem.

At the nearby iconic Santa Monica pier and its surrounding high-end restaurants and shops, tourists literally step over homeless people and are often accosted by them as they walk by. Go south to neighboring Venice and the problem is worse. The homeless are found on beaches, sidewalks, alleys, and vacant lots. A friend attempting to sell his home there had to take it off the market because a homeless encampment popped up on an empty lot across the street. He and neighbors are now, illegally, installing planters on the lot in hopes of keeping the homeless out.

In an ironic twist, some residents are using the state’s notoriously expansive environmental laws to fight homeless shelters being built in their neighborhoods. Neighborhoods in Venice and San Francisco recently raised money through GoFundMe campaigns to sue the state, citing the California Environmental Quality Act.

In Sausalito just north of San Francisco, neighbors are sparring with local politicians over a homeless population floating off its shores in makeshift boats! While residents complain about resulting crime and poor sanitation, local politicians, already grappling with homeless issues, plan to start a pilot program subsidizing marina space for the boats.

The act requires builders to first evaluate all environmental impacts of the project before building, including whether it could diminish business in the area, leading to urban blight. Residents are concerned the shelters will become a draw for additional homeless encampments, leading to increased crime, drug abuse, and disease. This, in turn, will cause an exodus of local businesses and residents.

Fighting against residents’ concerns, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed scaling back environmental protections for the development of homeless shelters, while leaving them in place for all other business and residential development.

State politicians should better align themselves with their voters when it comes to solving the problem. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has spent the last two years “exploring” a run for president in 2020. Facing the magnitude of his city’s problem with homelessness, he was forced to conclude that such a run was not in the cards.

Most assume Newsom is already “exploring” a run for president in 2024. Considering he is facing the same problem on a statewide level, Newsom should consider Garcetti’s fate a cautionary tale.

Migrant Families Being Flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. Border Crisis

Florida Governor told the Feds do not send illegal aliens into my State, and they are not being sent to Tampa.  The Governor of Texas said, we do not want illegal aliens in his State.  So ICE is shipping, at least three times a week, a plane load of illegal aliens to the State that has a Governor that loves illegal aliens—California.  Of course that means higher taxes, since the taxpayers will pay for their education, health care, housing vouchers, crimes committed.

Elections have consequences—Texas and Florida are protected by their Governor.  California becomes the paymaster financing thousands of illegal aliens coming into our State every month.

“Three flights a week will arrive in the San Diego area from the Rio Grande Valley carrying approximately 130 people per flight, a CBP official at the San Diego office said.

“We’re in the middle of a humanitarian crisis and the numbers in Texas are staggering so the BP is helping out in those sectors to more efficiently process these folks,” said the official, who declined to be identified.

Flights operated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) will land at San Diego International Airport and the detainees will be moved to the eight Border Patrol stations in the San Diego sector. “They will be housed properly inside,” the official said.”

Then after twenty days the people of California takje over payments for the 390 illegal aliens, just going to San Diego each week.  No information yet on other places in California to be populated with illegal aliens.

Migrant Families Being Flown to San Diego from Texas in U.S. Border Crisis

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Reuters, 5/18/19 

Hundreds of detainees from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities in Texas and elsewhere are being flown to San Diego for processing beginning on Friday, the agency said.

Border officials said they are developing plans to fly potentially thousands of migrant families to other places away from the southern U.S. border with Mexico.

The agency said the number of people apprehended at the border since Oct. 1 was nearly 520,000, the highest in a decade. In the past week, there was an average of 4,500 arrests a day.

This is making it difficult to process and release family units within 20 days of their arrival at a detention center, as required by law, the CBP said in a statement.

U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this year declared the immigration influx a national emergency, which allowed him to circumvent Congress to redirect more than $6 billion in funding to start building the border wall that he campaigned on in the 2016 presidential election. His move has been challenged in courts.

Three flights a week will arrive in the San Diego area from the Rio Grande Valley carrying approximately 130 people per flight, a CBP official at the San Diego office said.

“We’re in the middle of a humanitarian crisis and the numbers in Texas are staggering so the BP is helping out in those sectors to more efficiently process these folks,” said the official, who declined to be identified.

Flights operated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) will land at San Diego International Airport and the detainees will be moved to the eight Border Patrol stations in the San Diego sector. “They will be housed properly inside,” the official said.

The program has no end date and no unaccompanied children will be on the flight.

The CBP statement said the border officials are also busing people to El Centrol from Yuma and to Laredo from the Rio Grande Valley. It did not say which other cities might receive migrants. Media reports say the agency was considering flights to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, New York, where the agency has facilities.

Trump last month threatened to send migrants to so-called sanctuary cities such as New York and San Francisco, which generally give undocumented immigrants safe harbor by refusing to use their resources to help enforce federal immigration laws that could lead to deportations.

In the past week, border authorities have averaged 4,500 apprehensions a day and facilities aren’t equipped to care for the influx of children, the CBP statement said. Since Dec. 21, ICE has released approximately 180,000 family members into places in the United States.

“Whenever possible, the releases have been coordinated with local non-governmental organizations (NGOs). As NGOs have reached their capacities, CBP has released family units at transportation hubs during daylight hours when the weather does not endanger those released,” the statement said.

Trump Quietly Reversed Obama Policy That Allowed Illegal Aliens To Work

Trump has started the use of at the border, immediate, DNA testing, to stop human trafficking and child kidnapping.  More border guards, working to put up a wall.  Now he is going to the core of the issue.  Obama created a policy, without approval of Congress, to allow illegal aliens to work in this country—even though the current law is clear—it is illegal and if you hire an illegal alien you can be fined, jailed, or have your business closed.  Trump is ending the illegal act by Obama.

“Starting in March, the SSA began sending employer correction request notices, also known as “no-match letters,” to employers with at least one employee whose name and Social Security number combination on a filed W-2 doesn’t match SSA records. The letters instruct employers to register for the agency’s Business Services Online and correct the mismatch within 60 days.

Some 575,000 employers already have received letters.

The return of no-match letters, which haven’t been sent to employers for more than a decade, already is stirring controversy among advocacy groups and some Democratic lawmakers. The move is viewed as another Trump administration policy targeting immigrants, sparking concerns that companies could fire employees pre-emptively, fearing that they might lack work authorization.

Unlike previous Presidents, Trump is enforcing the law.  How refreshing.  Maybe this is why GOP Never Trumpers sound like Democrats—they do not like laws being enforced.    Trump stands for the Rule of Law.  Never Trumpers with their Democrats friends stand for the whim of the day and chaos.

Trump Quietly Reversed Obama Policy That Allowed Illegal Aliens To Work

Tim Brown, Washington Standard,  5/16/19   

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Quietly, it seems, President Donald Trump reversed the usurper Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah’s policies, which enabled illegal aliens to work far easier in America.  The return of “no match” letters appear to be part of the administration’s Buy American, Hire American policies.

Bloomberg reported:

The Social Security Administration has revived an old practice of notifying employers of mismatches between information on tax forms and the agency’s records.

Starting in March, the SSA began sending employer correction request notices, also known as “no-match letters,” to employers with at least one employee whose name and Social Security number combination on a filed W-2 doesn’t match SSA records. The letters instruct employers to register for the agency’s Business Services Online and correct the mismatch within 60 days.

Some 575,000 employers already have received letters.

The return of no-match letters, which haven’t been sent to employers for more than a decade, already is stirring controversy among advocacy groups and some Democratic lawmakers. The move is viewed as another Trump administration policy targeting immigrants, sparking concerns that companies could fire employees pre-emptively, fearing that they might lack work authorization.

While some like Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia (D-IL) refer to this as scare tactics, one has to question what the problem actually is?  If Social Security numbers don’t match names, shouldn’t that be a red flag that not only do you have an illegal alien using it, but that a true American’s identity might have been stolen?  Of course!

Of course, Democrats are protesting this!

The Hill reported on their efforts:

The no-match letters, Democrats argue, are being instituted as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigration as a measure of outing to employers undocumented immigrants working with false or stolen SSNs.

The agency has defended the practice of using the letters in the past, telling NPR in late March that it was focused on improving the accuracy of its record.

“If we cannot match the name and SSN reported on a W-2 to our records, we cannot credit earnings to a worker’s record,” spokesman Mark Hinkle said in a statement at the time. “When earnings are missing, the worker may not qualify for Social Security benefits he or she is due or the benefit amount may be incorrect.”

At least 46 Democrats signed a letter that was sent to acting Social Security Administration Commissioner Nancy Berryhill earlier this month urging her to retract that orders she was given.

“This action will cause numerous problems by diverting resources away from frontline workers whose primary mission is administering benefits,” the Democrats wrote of the Employer Correction Request Notices. “Additionally, this rule can result in increased discrimination and abuses against U.S. workers, particularly women.”

Berry was also sent another letter signed by 146 labor and immigration organizations that claims that such letters are ineffective, endanger citizens and labor rights and could overwhelm the SSA’s resources.

“Other than to instill fear and to add to the series of attacks that have come down against the immigrant community — whether it’s the Census question, whether it’s the public charge initiative against lawful permanent residents — this is one more tool in their arsenal, I think, to drive the community into the shadows of society, to create more anti-immigrant sentiment in the country and just to create fear and instability in communities with large immigrant populations,” said Rep. Jesús García (D-Ill.), the lead signatory of the Democratic letter.

OK, look, I don’t care for the Social Security Administration anymore than I do the IRS, and I don’t doubt there will be some hangups concerning errant letters, but are these people seriously arguing against these measures when, again, not only could we be talking about illegal aliens but identity theft of Americans?

“You should not use this letter to take any adverse action against an employee, such as laying off, suspending, firing or discriminating against that individual, just because his or her SSN or name does not match our records,” according to a sample “no-match” letter.

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No wonder Obama put this in place.  We not only reported over and over that his Social Security number was not his, but that he couldn’t even pass E-Verify to get a job at McDonald’s.

Article posted with permission from Freedom Outpost

Schaper: After Prop 64 Passage, Black Market Pot Shops Still Thrive — What Happened?

No surprise in this article by Arthur Schaper.  For years the California Political News and Views has written that the real purpose of marijuana legalization was to promote the product, not the revenues.  Seriously can the cops tell the difference between “legal” and “illegal marijuana”?  At the same time law enforcement is not arresting folks unless they have massive amounts of drugs or pot.  They are not busting the street dealers—small fry, that get no jail time and maybe a minor fine—so why waste the time on paperwork for the arrest.  Prop. 64 has made California an open market for drugs.

“But the biggest problem was that stiff added sales tax of 15%. Lo and behold, because the costs of legal marijuana are so high, much higher than the drugs pushed on the street, the black market survives and even thrives in the state of California. Why bother buying legal pot, which is excessively expensive, when you can buy it cheaper from the seedy drug dealer?

I favor decriminalization for possession and use of marijuana, since locking people up does not get them sober nor does it set them free from the addition. One reason why? It’s even easier to get drugs in prison than on the street? However, Prop 64 was the wrong approach for many reasons to phase out onerous legal consequences for drug use or possession. The proof is the fact that the black market has not be closed down or forced out of business by the legal compete.”

Potheads are conservatives when it comes to the purchase of the product.  Why pay DOUBLE at a store when you can get it 24/7 on the street.  The street price does not include taxes, the cost of a brick and mortar building, security or the cost of permits sold by the State and community? 

After Prop 64 Passage, Black Market Pot Shops Still Thrive — What Happened?

Arthur Schaper,  5/21/19 

The Modesto Bee has reported that Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies are cracking down on illegal pot shops, which are eating away at the legal marijuana businesses, all recently established following the passage of Proposition 64. 

Wait a second!

I thought that legalizing recreational marijuana would do away with the black market? Certainly that’s what the proponents of Prop 64 believed, and one of the reasons why the initiative passed by a significant margin in 2016.

What went wrong? What was in the iniative, and thus the reasons why I opposed the initiative, even though I believe that people should not be locked up, placed in jail for using a drug that simply makes you … stupid.

I voted NO on Prop 64 precisely because there were so many poison-pill provisions in the legislation, including language which would undercut one of the goals of the bill–shut down the black market and bringing marijuana sales into the open. The initiative imposed a massive sales tax on recreational marijuana products. The initiative also included stiff penalties for marijuana related crimes, including the loss of one’s Second Amendment Rights for a non-violent misdemeanor. These two problems, along with a host of other issues (the fact that marijuana use, sale, and distribution remains illegal at the federal level; the impossibility of banking because marijuana sales violate federal law, etc.) made Prop 64 a bad proposition.

But the biggest problem was that stiff added sales tax of 15%. Lo and behold, because the costs of legal marijuana are so high, much higher than the drugs pushed on the street, the black market survives and even thrives in the state of California. Why bother buying legal pot, which is excessively expensive, when you can buy it cheaper from the seedy drug dealer?

I favor decriminalization for possession and use of marijuana, since locking people up does not get them sober nor does it set them free from the addition. One reason why? It’s even easier to get drugs in prison than on the street? However, Prop 64 was the wrong approach for many reasons to phase out onerous legal consequences for drug use or possession. The proof is the fact that the black market has not be closed down or forced out of business by the legal compete

Proponents expected a collect greater tax revenue with the passage of Prop 64. What happened instead is that the black market has only gotten bigger, while the marijuana revenue failed to meet projections. No end to the black market, lower-than-expected tax revenue, and now police officers throughout the state of California must divert their already strained resources to crack down on these illegal pot shops.

It’s time to have a thoughtful discussion about decriminalization of controlled substances, one that recognizes the potential unintended consequences of marijuana use, one which allows law enforcement to stop down serious crimes and track down those criminals, but most importantly one which understands how markets work, how free enterprise works, and which recognizes the power of competition as well as government control.

Rapid DNA testing at border outs migrant who claimed six-month-old baby was his child

Great news—the human traffickers, the kidnappers and liars coming to our borders with children, not their own, is about to end.  An instant DNA test is showing if the kidnapper/trafficker is the criminal.  Why have Democrats protected and promoted child stealing and the abuse of children from other nations?

“On May 7, Border Patrol agents based in Hidalgo, Texas, watched 51-year-old Amilcar Guiza-Reyes wade through the Rio Grande with an infant. After the pair arrived on U.S. soil, they were taken into custody and brought back to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.

Agents learned Guiza-Reyes had been deported in 2013. He was turned over to ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations agents, who believed he may not have been the father of the child.

ICE ordered a DNA test of the pair and the man consented to a cheek swab for the two. The swab was run through a machine, which concluded the two were not related.

The Honduran man admitted the baby’s birth certificate was illegitimate. He was charged in federal court in the Southern District of Texas on May 10 with alien smuggling. “

Democrats have no trouble killing babies.  Now they have no problem with kidnapping and human trafficking of children from other nations.  That is the definition of moral corruption.

Rapid DNA testing at border outs migrant who claimed six-month-old baby was his child

by Anna Giaritelli, Washington Examiner,  5/18/19 

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A 90-minute rapid DNA test is responsible for determining a male migrant and baby who arrived together at the Texas border as a family unit earlier this month were not related, according to an official with first-hand knowledge of events surrounding the incident.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a pilot program with the system for a handful of days at two locations on the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this month to see if the technology could help agents conclusively confirm or deny whether migrants who claim to be related are in fact family.

On May 7, Border Patrol agents based in Hidalgo, Texas, watched 51-year-old Amilcar Guiza-Reyes wade through the Rio Grande with an infant. After the pair arrived on U.S. soil, they were taken into custody and brought back to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Central Processing Center in McAllen, Texas.

Agents learned Guiza-Reyes had been deported in 2013. He was turned over to ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations agents, who believed he may not have been the father of the child.

ICE ordered a DNA test of the pair and the man consented to a cheek swab for the two. The swab was run through a machine, which concluded the two were not related.

The Honduran man admitted the baby’s birth certificate was illegitimate. He was charged in federal court in the Southern District of Texas on May 10 with alien smuggling.

The infant was turned over to the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Refugee Resettlement because the baby is technically an unaccompanied minor.

The DNA tests were conducted for less than one week on suspicious migrant families taken into custody near McAllen and El Paso, Texas.

The Washington Examiner reported in March the Department of Homeland Security and ICE were looking at adopting the rapid testing system. On May 1, Homeland Security announced it would launch a pilot of the program in instances where agents could not verify a family unit’s relationships.

The debut marked the first time DNA testing of any sort has been used at the border. Currently, authorities must use verbal statements and written documents to verify family connections.

Thousands Of Central Valley Jobs At Stake? Economist Says It’s Too Early To Tell With Latest California High-Speed Rail Setback.

We have been told that in many areas of California one reason we do not build more homes is lack of construction workers.  We also know, we are told, there is a shortage of workers in the former Golden State, which is why we need illegal aliens.  So, Progressives are willing to spend tens of billions of dollars on a scam, a payoff to unions, special interests and crony capitalists.  Waste money as long as “jobs” are attached.  I am sure the attorneys, book keepers, PR people can all find better jobs.

“But Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of Pacific in Stockton, said it’s too early to claim jobs will be lost.    

“A lot is unknown. It depends on how the state reacts to the loss of money. In general, a billion dollars in construction spending could create about ten thousand job years, or years of employment in the economy,” Michael said.

“What we don’t know is whether losing this funding will actually be a setback for the project. Will California back-fill that funding from another source so that the project continues? Or is that loss of funding enough to derail the whole financial plan?” he added.

The kicker is, of course, THERE IS NO FINANCIAL PLAN.  They have no way to pay for this scandal in the making.  Our gas tax will go up by up to 72 cents a gallon on 1/1/20—seriously, with a good portion of that money going to the train to nowhere.  How many productive people will be forced to leave California due to that tax?  End the scam, save the workers paychecks.  All the workers. Use these workers and the money to fix our roads and freeways/plenty of jobs needed for that!

Thousands Of Central Valley Jobs At Stake? Economist Says It’s Too Early To Tell With Latest California High-Speed Rail Setback.

 Chris Nichols , Caoitol Public Radio,  5/17/19

California labor unions say thousands of Central Valley jobs may never be created after the latest setback for the state’s high-speed rail project.

The Trump administration announced on Thursday it would take back $929 million in federal money, arguing the bullet train project has substantially changed since it granted its funds, and that California has failed to make enough progress.

“The Trump Administration is attempting to kill thousands of good, family-supporting jobs our state desperately needs,” Art Pulaski, executive secretary-treasurer of the California Labor Federation, wrote in a statement.

But Jeff Michael, director of the Center for Business and Policy Research at the University of Pacific in Stockton, said it’s too early to claim jobs will be lost.    

“A lot is unknown. It depends on how the state reacts to the loss of money. In general, a billion dollars in construction spending could create about ten thousand job years, or years of employment in the economy,” Michael said.

“What we don’t know is whether losing this funding will actually be a setback for the project. Will California back-fill that funding from another source so that the project continues? Or is that loss of funding enough to derail the whole financial plan?” he added.

State high-speed rail officials said they’ll move forward with the network’s Central Valley portion even without the federal money. They said they’ll rely on state revenue, including that from California’s cap-and-trade auction to offset greenhouse-gas emissions.

The loss of federal money, and the fact that the Trump administration recently cut off cooperation on the project’s environmental reviews, could delay Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s newly proposed, 50 mile extension of the Central Valley track. It would run from Madera to Merced in the north, and from the outskirts of Bakersfield into the city’s downtown in the south.

Should the project stall, future engineering and manufacturing jobs could be in jeopardy in the Fresno area, according to Ram Nunna, dean of Lyles College of Engineering at Fresno State University. He said his college has established a transportation institute to train future railway engineers.

“The cancellation of the project,” Nunna said, would mean “that the the Central Valley will continue to be economically isolated. … It would change the minds of companies who were planning on starting new ventures in the greater Fresno area,  especially to support a future [high-speed rail] maintenance facility.”

In a statement last week, Newsom called the termination of funds “political retribution,” illegal, and “a direct assault on California.”

Several Central Valley political leaders, including Republican state Assemblyman Jim Patterson of Fresno, said it’s time for California to end the project altogether.

“They have torn up Central CA, destroyed thousands of acres of prime Ag land, taken homes and businesses,” Patterson wrote on Twitter. “The question now is, will they put it all back together before they run out of money & leave town? This is the beginning of the end of @CaHSR [the state’s high speed rail authority].”

Buttigieg: Wipe Out Thomas Jefferson Name: ‘It’s the Right Thing to Do’

There is a famous story about a dinner held in the White House by President John Kennedy.  The dinner guests included Nobel Prize winning scientists, great philosophers and the best minds of the time.  A reporter asked Kennedy if this was the greatest collection of minds at a dinner set by a President.  Kennedy, without skipping a beat answered, “No, that honor goes to Thomas Jefferson, when he ate alone.”  Sadly the Mayor of South Bend, Indiana, a town of 107,000 hates Thomas Jefferson, history, the presidency and lacks the intellectual capacity to think about the value of a man like Jefferson.

“Buttigieg said, “We are all morally conflicted human beings.” While he said Democrats aren’t deleting him from the history books or saying he’s not a founding father, Buttigieg said naming events after him is a different story.

“The real reason I think there is a lot of pressure on this is the relationship between the past and present that we’re finding in a million different ways that racism isn’t some curiosity out of the past that we’re embarrassed about but moved on from,” Buttigieg said. “It’s alive. It’s well. It’s hurting people and it’s one of the main reasons to be in politics today is to try to change or reverse  the harms that went along with that.”

If he really believes that, why isn’t he calling the man running for President who voted in the U.S. Senate against desegregation a racist that should not be allowed in the Democrat Party.  If he did, he would be calling out Joe Biden, who had LOTS of negative comments on race relations and blacks.  He one famously, or infamously, called Barack Obama a “clean black.  Sick The South Bend Mayor accepts Biden but hates Jefferson—sad.

Buttigieg on Renaming Things Named After Thomas Jefferson: ‘It’s the Right Thing to Do

BY: Cameron Cawthorne, Washington Free Beacon, 5/17/19  


Pete Buttigieg, who is running in a crowded Democratic field for president, said on Friday he believes renaming events and things named after President Thomas Jefferson is the “right thing to do.”

The South Bend mayor appeared on The Hugh Hewitt Show, where he was asked to weigh in on the name of the annual Indiana Democratic dinner, which was formerly named after party founders and former presidents Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Indiana Democrats changed the name of the annual dinner in 2016.

“Well, let’s go to policy now—a very blunt question because you talk about going to every Jefferson-Jackson Dinner in Indiana when you were running statewide. Should Jefferson-Jackson dinners be renamed everywhere because both were holders of slaves?” Hewitt asked.

“Yeah, we’re doing that in Indiana. I think it’s the right thing to do,” Buttigieg said. “Over time, you develop and evolve on the things you choose to honor … Jefferson is more problematic. There’s a lot of course to admire in his thinking and his philosophy, but then again if you plunge into his writings, especially the notes on the state of Virginia, you know that he knew slavery was wrong.”

Buttigieg said, “We are all morally conflicted human beings.” While he said Democrats aren’t deleting him from the history books or saying he’s not a founding father, Buttigieg said naming events after him is a different story.

“The real reason I think there is a lot of pressure on this is the relationship between the past and present that we’re finding in a million different ways that racism isn’t some curiosity out of the past that we’re embarrassed about but moved on from,” Buttigieg said. “It’s alive. It’s well. It’s hurting people and it’s one of the main reasons to be in politics today is to try to change or reverse  the harms that went along with that.”

Britton: Voter Rules Corrupted in California

It does not take an academic to know corruption when they see it.  In fact, in California corruption is approved by academics, by using junk science in explaining the lies of their environmental studies, the cause of failed government education and to assure dangerous people get elected to office, defending corruption in the election process to make sure Democrats win.

“To illustrate their point, using the Feb. 7, 2018, VoteCal data for Los Angeles County, data researchers from the Election Integrity Project California noted 3,607 voters registered in both Los Angeles County and neighboring counties; 6,207 sets of voters likely registered more than once at the same address (includes 158 registered three times and 15 registered four to five times at the same address). The VoteCal database is also missing important information needed to determine voter eligibility and distinguish one applicant from another. Using the same VoteCal list, they found 69,180 Los Angeles County registrants with no accurate date of birth; 9,332 Los Angeles County registrants with missing first names; and 615 with missing last names.

The VoteCal database was clearly implemented precipitously, and has never been certified by a third party outside of the Secretary of State’s office.”

This is a great article by a citizen-activist—Colleen Britton.  This is what we can do—even if the GOP refuses to fight against the corruption—acceptance of the illegal voting rolls, accepting of ballot harvesting.  Words mean nothing—action is what we need, sadly all we hear are words from those who have the responsibility to protect us.  So, we will do the job without them and over their objections.

The Tax Watchers: Integrity or pleasurable experience?

By Colleen Britton, Daily Republic,  5/17/19 

Colleen Britton, The Tax Watchers

It is no easy task to stay informed about pending legislation in California.

During a single legislative session anywhere from 700 to 1,000-plus new bills may be passed and signed into law. Thus far in the 2019-20 session Election Integrity Project California’s Legislative Oversight Team has identified 58 bills and at least two proposed constitutional amendments dealing with elections alone. Unfortunately, the majority of these bills do little to protect the integrity of our elections, but instead strive to “enhance the voting experience” to make it more pleasurable.

One of the most egregious bills by Assemblyman Marc Berman, D-Los Altos, Assembly Bill 693, would allow same-day voter registrants to cast a non-provisional ballot (a regular poll ballot) on Election Day if their names are found on the statewide VoteCal database, and they are found to be eligible to vote, have not previously voted in that election and are not currently registered in another county. The Election Integrity Project California opposes this bill because the VoteCal database remains flawed.

The Election Integrity Project California contends that VoteCal is still “riddled with imperfections and inconsistencies and is not a reliable reference to determine an applicant’s eligibility to vote without further investigation.”

To illustrate their point, using the Feb. 7, 2018, VoteCal data for Los Angeles County, data researchers from the Election Integrity Project California noted 3,607 voters registered in both Los Angeles County and neighboring counties; 6,207 sets of voters likely registered more than once at the same address (includes 158 registered three times and 15 registered four to five times at the same address). The VoteCal database is also missing important information needed to determine voter eligibility and distinguish one applicant from another. Using the same VoteCal list, they found 69,180 Los Angeles County registrants with no accurate date of birth; 9,332 Los Angeles County registrants with missing first names; and 615 with missing last names.

The VoteCal database was clearly implemented precipitously, and has never been certified by a third party outside of the Secretary of State’s office.

Under current state law, within 14 days of an election, citizens may complete a conditional voter registration and cast a provisional ballot at any county’s Registrar’s Office, or in counties that have implemented the Voter’s Choice Act, at any vote center in their county. Their ballots will be processed once the elections office has completed the voter registration verification process. This assures that no legitimate voter is disenfranchised, while protecting registration integrity.

In the 2018 midterm election, 390,000 provisional ballots were cast in Los Angeles County alone, a 222 percent increase over the number in the 2014 midterm. Berman asserts that his bill would “enhance the voting experience” since many voters are unhappy with the use of provisional ballots. Could it be that the voters unhappy with provisional ballots are the thousands who, in the 2018 midterm election, were forced to vote provisionally because they did not receive their ballot in the mail, and thousands more whose status had been changed to vote-by-mail without their knowledge or permission? If so, Berman’s bill seeks to solve the wrong problem.

Until we can be sure of the accuracy of the VoteCal database, clean up our state’s voter rolls and have oversight and transparency in the Department of Motor Vehicles’ voter registration operation, the integrity of our elections is at risk.

The top priority in our elections must be much more than simply enjoying an “enhanced experience.”

Our elections represent citizens’ voices, the cornerstone of a constitutional republic and those voices must be heard accurately, lawfully, honestly and fairly. Participating in an election must be an act in which we can have unfailing faith; that is the most enhanced experience of all. Citizens need to communicate the proper priorities to the Legislature and demand that their voices be heard.

Learn more at www.eip-ca.com. Stay informed. Stay engaged. Stay tuned – more to come as we near the 2020 elections.

Colleen Britton is a member of The Tax Watchers.

Brent Bozell: The Hollywood Left Hates Alabama

Great news for our future.  Alyssa Milano is NOT going to have sex, so she will not be re-producing.  No worries about her adopting a baby, she is too self centered and could not pass a mental test.  She is actually one of the saner folks in Hollywood.  Looks like the drugs, the alcohol and the hedonism has killed their common sense and sense of morality.  They prefer dead black babies to live ones—then support fascist organizations like Antifa and Black Lives Matter.  These people are UPSET that President Trump has create through his economic policies the historically lowest unemployment for blacks, Hispanics, women Asians and the disabled.  Hollywood prefers the Obama version of unemployed and on the government dole.

“But in the meantime, the Hollywood left is furious. Barbra Streisand lamented: “The retrograde Alabama criminalizes abortion even in the case of rape and incest. Voted for overwhelmingly by GOP men. Handmaid’s Tale from the GOP.”

Lady Gaga called it an “outrage” and “all the more heinous” that it doesn’t allow exceptions for those who are raped “or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not.” Gaga is inclusive enough to show compassion toward those practicing consensual incest.

The Hollywood Left is so protective of women that they want female babies killed.  Hypocrites—get off the drugs.

Brent Bozell: The Hollywood Left Hates Alabama

By L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, cnsnews, 5/17/19 

The Alabama Statehouse in Montgomery, where the nation’s most restrictive abortion bill was signed into law. (Photo by Julie Bennett/Getty Images)

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill on May 14 protecting unborn babies from the slaughter of abortion. The vote wasn’t close in the state legislature: 74-3 in the House, 25-6 in the Senate.

One more state has come to its senses.

There’s a wave of pro-life bills being passed in the Southern states. First came the “heartbeat” bills stopping abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected (around six weeks). Then came Alabama. Its bill stops all abortions except for cases where the life of the mother is in danger or the unborn baby has a “lethal anomaly,” and threatens abortion doctors with up to 99 years in jail.

The left will naturally try to get Democrat-appointed federal judges to repeal it.

But in the meantime, the Hollywood left is furious. Barbra Streisand lamented: “The retrograde Alabama criminalizes abortion even in the case of rape and incest. Voted for overwhelmingly by GOP men. Handmaid’s Tale from the GOP.”

Lady Gaga called it an “outrage” and “all the more heinous” that it doesn’t allow exceptions for those who are raped “or are experiencing incest non-consensual or not.” Gaga is inclusive enough to show compassion toward those practicing consensual incest.

Alyssa Milano was also livid at the 22 men who voted against the rape and incest exception. “NOT ONE UTERUS,” she tweeted. That the governor who signed the bill and the female state representative who sponsored the bill are women is irrelevant.

There was also “not one uterus” among the seven men who legalized nationwide abortion in Roe v. Wade in 1973.

Sarah Silverman was counting differently, tweeting, “27 white males just decided what Alabama women can and can’t do with their own bodies and lives. (Males cause 100% of unwanted pregnancies).”

The “comedians” thought their rage would be funny. They were wrong. On TBS, Samantha Bee announced the regulators of abortion “wouldn’t recognize a vulva if it bit them in the face.” Former “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead claimed, “I love the people of Alabama and want to punch their politicians in the c—k.”

Comedian and former “Daily Show” producer Jena Friedman snapped on Twitter that “in Alabama, life begins at rape.” Friedman also tweeted, “The best way to stop abortion is to just kill women before they get pregnant! — Alabama legislature 2020.” This is the same woman who warned women during Stephen Colbert’s election-night freak-out in 2016, “Get your abortions now!”

Hollywood’s male feminists also pitched in. Actor Bradley Whitford insisted, “Misogyny is the reptilian brain stem of right wing ideology.”

Jameela Jamil of the NBC afterlife sitcom “The Good Place” called the new Georgia law “blatantly demonstrative of a hatred of women” and then added, “I had an abortion when I was young, and it was the best decision I have ever made. Both for me, and for the baby I didn’t want.”

It’s amazing that women who abort babies can always rationalize that they are such immensely horrible people that the babies would be better off dead. Jamil implied foster care is worse than abortion: “So many children will end up in foster homes. So many lives ruined. So very cruel.”

It’s amazing that these “progressives” believe their compassion is limitless, and yet they express every Orwellian adjective known to man about violently ending a life before it starts. Saving the babies is “restrictive,” not “protective.” It’s “brutal,” not stopping brutality. It’s “cruel,” and even “barbaric.” And ripping babies limb from limb is … the antonym?

Huge new string of criminalities surround California’s failed ‘motor-voter’ system

California elections are looking more like those in Russia than America.  Attempts to keep people off the ballot via phony “requirements”.  Three million people on the voting rolls, illegally—per a Federal court decision.  Absentee ballot harvesting—from the three million and others—with no chain of custody.  The DMV pushes people to register as Decline to State—folks who do not want to vote will now automatically get a ballot in the mail for the “harvesters” to collect.

“She starts with a sickening new report that California’s election was hacked through its “motor-voter’ system, the system the state has to register as many votes as possible. If a California resident applies for a drivers license in the state, he (or she) gets registered to vote whether he likes it or not. An applicant can only say ‘no’ to the registration, not ‘yes,’ the ‘yes’ is embedded into the system. It’s a set-up that relies on the “honor system” for a voter’s claims of valid citizenship to vote and there is no verification. 

Naturally, such a system is vulnerable to foreign cyberattacks from abroad and one actually happened, from Croatia, and it was one they tried to cover up. Here’s what occurred, according to Crabtree’s report:

The state has had a motor-voter system up and running for years, but a new law required the Department of Motor Vehicles to electronically transmit information on drivers who are eligible to vote and who visit the Golden State’s DMV offices to the state’s voter rolls, unless they opt out.

 Among the concerns surfacing now is that state officials never publicly acknowledged the hacking until California media reported on it last month. And there are lingering questions — and serious doubts — over whether the system’s numerous glitches have been fixed in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential primary and general election.

Now we find out our voting rolls are hackable—which means a hacker can change registration, delete registration OR create a phony registration of a person that does not exist.  Honest elections in California?  Only in the textbooks.

Huge new string of criminalities surround California’s failed ‘motor-voter’ system

By Monica Showalter, American Thinker,  5/18/19

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/05/huge_new_string_of_criminalities_surrounding_californias_failed_motorvoter_system.html#ixzz5oKbDx5W5

California’s election has unsettled many, given the role of ballot-harvesting in supposedly flipping Reagan-country Orange County entirely blue in the last midterm.

But the details rolling out now are getting far more disturbing. RealClearPolitics investigative reporter Susan Crabtree has put together a string of criminalities surrounding the way California runs its elections which makes one wonder if California has adopted the Venezuela Model of electoral goverance.

She starts with a sickening new report that California’s election was hacked through its “motor-voter’ system, the system the state has to register as many votes as possible. If a California resident applies for a drivers license in the state, he (or she) gets registered to vote whether he likes it or not. An applicant can only say ‘no’ to the registration, not ‘yes,’ the ‘yes’ is embedded into the system. It’s a set-up that relies on the “honor system” for a voter’s claims of valid citizenship to vote and there is no verification. 

Naturally, such a system is vulnerable to foreign cyberattacks from abroad and one actually happened, from Croatia, and it was one they tried to cover up. Here’s what occurred, according to Crabtree’s report:

The state has had a motor-voter system up and running for years, but a new law required the Department of Motor Vehicles to electronically transmit information on drivers who are eligible to vote and who visit the Golden State’s DMV offices to the state’s voter rolls, unless they opt out.

Among the concerns surfacing now is that state officials never publicly acknowledged the hacking until California media reported on it last month. And there are lingering questions — and serious doubts — over whether the system’s numerous glitches have been fixed in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential primary and general election.

California officials moved up the state’s primary from June to March to boost its role in determining who wins the Democratic nomination for president, making it even more critical to ensure the integrity of voter registrations, election watchdogs argue.

Up until now, most of us in this state have been pretty confident that our election was hack-proof because it involves paper ballots filled in with a stylus pen on punch-card. It’s pokey, but no one can change the ballot a voter casts. This hack is done at a higher point upstream in the system, where voters have no control, and they can’t even watch their vote being changed by the computer system (as the Venezuelans could) to know there was fraud going on.

Here’s the other disturbing implication of the hack – Crabtree notes that activists say there now are privacy concerns. What a normal person might ask from that is whether some Big Brother manipulating this hackable system might be knowing and recording just how you vote. If hackers can do it, you can bet the state counting the ballots can do it.

It’s certainly cause for concern.

Crabtree headlines her report as a hacker issue worth watching, but her report is brimming with other kinds of irregularities going on in the state as a result of the state’s one-party rigged system. She writes:

The entire rollout was bogged down with bugs and glitches responsible for upwards of 100,000 inaccurate voter-registration records, including wrong party preferences, voters incorrectly being designated as wanting to vote by mail, and at least 1,500 noncitizens wrongly allowed to register to vote.

Among these were 1,500 illegally registered to vote non-citizens. Those are the ones they found. Who knows how many this bunch of one-party riggers didn’t ‘find.’

Crabtree notes that none of these non-citizen registrations were of illegals, but expresses skepticism at the blithe claims. She’s right because declaring one’s immigration status honestly is pretty much done on an unverified honor system. If there’s a coyote you owe money to as an illegal, and he’s got connections to the Sacramento mob for favors paid, how can we be surprised that well… what happens, happens.

With that possibility, it doesn’t help that the state is being pretty unforthcoming about whether any non-citizens voted at all. The state officials running this, led by secretary of state Alexa Padilla, would an interest in ensuring that that information does not get out.

It gets worse. 

Officials involved in this motor-voter rollout have been fired or ousted, Crabtree writes, two big ones. That’s signals something apparently so bad that even California’s public employee unions, who will defend any incompetence and keep the world’s crappiest workers on the job, could not stop. The state is getting sued by an electoral integrity watchdog group, for its bad motor-voter rollout, which obviously, it thinks it can win.

Here’s another problem: Not only did a lot of people (such as me) get ballots in the mail we didn’t ask for, the better to provide opportunities for the state’s abundant ballot harvesters, some of whom are illegal immigrants, people who asked for ballots sent to them by mail didn’t get them. Were those ballots in Republican areas of Orange County. According to Crabtree’s report, it sounds like it. I know my parents didn’t get theirs, and had to walk on canes to the polling places to cast their ballots provisionally. Apparently this happened to a lot of people.

Worse still, there were long lines, and even worse than that, voting booths ran out of supplies, prompting them to tell voters ‘too bad’ and ending their right to vote after waiting in long lines. One wonders how many Republican areas were affected by this even as leftists went ballot-harvesting in illegal-immigrant-rich districts, often with illegals collecting the ballots. There was no supply shortage reported on that front.

Yet despite the automation, Crabtree notes that provisional ballot counts due to problematic registrations went down not at all in this past election. 

Democrats just got the result they wanted. 

Had enough? Several states these day are suing to keep Republicans such as President Trump off the ballot. With garbage like this going on, it would seem that a better lawsuit would be to keep California’s tainted ballots from being counted. They are being tainted across the board and apparently even beyond the U.S.

One can only hope that the slew of lawsuits wending their way through the state’s courts can have an impact. There are quite a few fair-minded judges in the state and one can only hope that a case lands on one of their