[FOXNEWS] A Seattle-area council member is pushing a $1 million proposal that would bus homeless people out of the state as part of a "family reunification" plan.
The plan, proposed by King County Councilman Reagan Dunn, would be a one- or two-year pilot program aimed at helping people who have someone in another state willing to take them in but can't afford the cost of getting there.
Busing programs have been around for decades and have had varying degrees of success. While they can be a cheap and convenient way to connect people, critics warn it could lead to dangerous situations and say there's no guarantee of permanent housing.
The city of Seattle and community organizers already offer free bus tickets as part of their broader approach to homelessness but Dunn's proposal, unveiled Tuesday, focuses on 1,000 homeless people who said they wanted to reconnect with family during a homeless count in King County back in January.
In that survey, 9 percent of respondents said "family reunification" was one piece of support they needed to get off the streets and obtain permanent housing. However, a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package... other things like rental assistance, clearing up credit history and obtaining IDs ranked much higher.
[TheNewAmerican] Under the guise of combating "discrimination," a rogue government body in Virginia is brazenly persecuting and discriminating against a Christian real-estate agent. Her supposed crime: using the phrase "Jesus love you" in her e-mail signature and featuring the John 3:16 Bible verse on her website. Seriously. But now, a prominent Christian legal organization is coming to her aid, warning that anti-Christian discrimination cannot be tolerated in America.
Until recently, Virginia Realtor Hadassah Carter has never been accused by anyone of "discrimination." Her clients include Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Kenyans, and more. And no client has ever suggested anything wrong. But because she is Christian and publicly shares her faith, authorities at the Virginia Real Estate Board put a target on her back. If the government is successful, Carter will either forfeit her God-given rights to free speech and religious liberty, or lose her livelihood.
Even more terrifying than the individual persecution of Carter, perhaps, are the broader implications of the case for religious liberty and free speech in Virginia and beyond. If state authorities are successful in silencing or destroying Carter, it could mean that everyone who holds a government license to engage in commerce ‐ from plumbers and barbers to hairstylists and attorneys - could lose their God-given rights to speak, too.
Ironically, Carter became a target while reporting a case of suspected racial discrimination to authorities. It seems the email alerted them to her signature pointing out that, as John 3:16 puts it, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." She was never accused of refusing to rent to or represent anyone. Instead, the argument is that a realtor using religious speech could hypothetically make somebody "feel" discriminated against.
And so, with officials claiming "Jesus loves you" was a violation of the state's "fair housing" statute, Carter became a target. Among other actions, they forced her employer into an agreement that required them to either fire her or monitor her and report any religious comments she might make to the government. Of course, as a Christian, Carter could not remain silent about Christ, so she resigned rather than be silenced. With people like an Ibrahim Moiz on the board, not much else can be expected.
When the big blow up comes, part of the aftermath will be the moving of USGOV to Boise or Dubuque. Virgina will suddenly have real problems.
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09/15/2019 17:38 Comments ||
Historians trace the modern GOP allegiance of southern evangelicals to a shift that occurred during the presidency of Jimmy Carter.
Prior to 1980, most Southern Baptists and evangelicals were Democrats. The perception took hold that the Carter admin was seeking to strip southern ministries (and all religious organizations nationwide) of their tax-exempt status. Alert GOP strategists saw an opportunity to shift evangelicals to the GOP, and the result was the 1980 landslide.
Wonder if a similar phenom is starting to gather momentum now, quietly, unbeknownst to the Twittersphere and the media morons?
[RedState] On Thursday, Mike Flynn’s legal team was back in court. What the team, led by the awesome Sidney Powell, is trying to do is to convince a federal judge that the government’s treatment of Flynn has been so egregious and so in defiance of court orders that the only remedy is to throw out the case. My colleague, Bonchie, covered it in Michael Flynn’s Legal Team Throws Down The Gauntlet. Essentially, Powell asked Judge Emmett Sullivan to make the government show cause as to why it should not be held in contempt.
Now that Powell’s full motion to compel has been unsealed, we can see that she knows a helluva lot about what went on within the upper ranks of the FBI and that can only be because someone who was in the room at critical times is feeding her information.
[FoxNews] Republican Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana on Saturday said America can't trust nations like Russia and Iran, comparing their leaders' credibility to that of disgraced actor Jussie Smollett. Or a Democrat
"I trust Russia and China and Iran and North Korea like I trust a Jussie Smollett police report," Kennedy said, referring to the former "Empire" actor accused of lying to police about being a hate crime victim.
"You can't trust them and they're not going to stop -- they're not our friends. Since President Trump took office, they don't love us anymore, but I think, by God, they respect us now," he added during an appearance on "Your World."
Kennedy was responding to former Defense Secretary James Mattis previously saying he was very worried about Russian President Vladimir Putin and considered him a "threat."
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, released earlier this year, found that Putin's government engaged in a concerted effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.
Since before Trump's election, the Justice Department has been investigating that meddling and potential collaboration with the Trump campaign.
The Trump team alleged, however, that DOJ officials abused their power in order to investigate his campaign.
More details are expected to surface, with the Justice Department's inspector general telling lawmakers Friday that he has submitted a draft report on potential surveillance abuses.
Kennedy told "Your World" host Neil Cavuto that Attorney General William Barr, who received the draft, should work to release that report publicly as soon as possible.
If the report shows surveillance abuses, Kennedy said the perpetrators need to be "dismissed."
"If necessary," he added, "they need to be prosecuted with great vengeance and furious anger." Erm, yea
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[BREITBART] Mayor Pete Buttigieg ...the testicleless mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012. Buttigieg graduated from Harvard College and, on a Rhodes Scholarship, from Pembroke College, Oxford. From 2007 to 2010, he worked at McKinsey and Company, a consulting firm. From 2009 to 2017 Buttigieg served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014. Buttigieg was first elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 and was reelected in 2015. During his second term, he announced he was gay. Buttigieg also campaigned for Indiana state treasurer in 2010 and for chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2017, losing both elections. He is running for the Dem nomination in 2020 on the theory that being mayor of a nondescript medium sized city is qualification to run the country... believes that characters like James Bond are not "intrinsically white," allowing Hollywood executives to switch up the race of any character.
"I think, whether we’re talking about James Bond or whether we’re talking about comic books, it makes sense for the portrayal of these characters to reflect the amazing cultural diversity of the country," he said when asked about black actors playing characters that were previously played by white actors. Oooo! How edgey
The South Bend mayor weighed in on pop culture on Friday in an interview with TMZ Live after the Democrat debate.
One of the TMZ hosts asked about the current proposal by Marvel Producer Kevin Feige,who floated the idea of casting white X-Men characters Professor X and Magneto as black. Genius!
Buttigieg praised recent portrayals of the leading X-Men characters by white actors but indicated that changing their race would be a good thing.
"Look, one of the beauties of making comic books into movies is, you can reimagine them constantly and there’s nothing intrinsically white about any of those character roles," he said.
He added that he would "love" to see a racial change of characters in the upcoming X-Men movies.
"I just care about whether it’s going to be good ‐ and I believe that they are up to that in producing a new film, and I would love to see that kind of diversity."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/15/2019 2:23 Comments ||
He added that he would "love" to see a racial change of characters in the upcoming X-Men movies.
Scarlett Johannssen in blackface?
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/15/2019 2:25 Comments ||
"one of the beauties of making comic books into movies" is that the material is so moronic that it can appeal to a billion morons drawn from across all the races ... and make billionaires out of cynical white Hollywood film industry execs
The recently released 'The Boys' series was actually quite a critique of hollow and mindless following of pathological frauds as 'hero figures' and idols by moronic masses. It revealed the frailty of the individual, the citizen before the 24/7 digital power of the idol worshiping MSM and the super villains disguised as heroes themselves.
Did you know that the Stan Winston designed Predator are a race called Hish that are actually hermaphrodites that seasonally change from male to female and back ? They hunt and kill when they're males and rule and administrate as females.
I say, run the experiment. Spent the $200-300 million recent cost to make a James Bond film, this time going all the way over with with a black, female actress — Halle Berry, perhaps, who could do for the Bond franchise what she did for Catwoman.
Actually, I agree with Buttigieg, as I'm one of those who holds the theory that within the film franchise the names "James Bond" and "007" are really code words for whatever drunken, horny, crazily armed maniac the British Secret Service can throw at a problem. That's why there's been six of them so far that we know about. If a black woman can do a great job of sleeping with, shooting, and blowing up Her Majesty's enemies with a maximum of collateral damage and no regard for her own safety the, yeah, she's Jane Bond 007. No problem. Bang Bang Kaboom!
However, I have no idea why I or anybody else should care that Mayor Pete thinks. Is he still running for president?
[THEHILL] Fox Business host Lou Dobbs went after Sen. Willard Mitt Romney ...former governor of Massachussetts, the Publican nominee for president in 2012, now Senator from Utah. He is the son of the former governor of Michigan, George Romney, who himself ran for president after saving American Motors from failure, though not permanently. Romney has a record as a successful businessman, heading Bain Capital, and he rescued the 2002 Winter Olympics from the midst of bribery and mismanagement scandals. He is currently a member of the Never Trump Party and is attempting to assume the mantle of the late John McCain... on Friday after the Utah Republican said this week that he does not plan to endorse President Trump or others in 2020, asking, "What is wrong with this man?"
Dobbs, a vocal backer of Trump, referred to the GOP senator as a "never Trumper and RINO" in a segment Friday night. He began the segment by touting Trump's electoral chances in 2020 as well as predictions that there won't be a recession next year.
"Can you hear the tears falling on the marble floors under those terrible, terrible anti-Trump-ers?" he asked, suggesting more attention should be paid to "this booming Trump economy."
He then shared news that Romney would not endorse in the 2020 presidential race, either before or during the general election when Trump is seeking a second term.
"Romney says he has no plans to endorse President Trump for the 2020 election," Dobbs began.
"I know many of you were waiting to hear what Romney would be saying about our president," he deadpanned. "Well, there it is."
The segment was first reported by Mediaite.
Dobbs noted that Romney was so far declining to endorse Trump "or any other Republican candidate in the primary or general election."
"I mean the despair is spreading across the country now," he said.
Dobbs pointed out that Romney also declined to endorse Trump in 2016 before he eventually won, adding: "As you can see, he's not a quick learner."
He then turned to interview former White House aide Kelly Sadler, a communications official for a pro-Trump super PAC, about Romney, asking: "What is wrong with this man?"
Romney, who has sporadically broken with Trump on various policy issues, said this week that he doesn't plan to endorse anyone in the 2020 election.
"I'm not planning on endorsing in the presidential race," he told CNN. "At this stage, I'm not planning on endorsing in the primary or in the general."
He's a liberal caught in a time when the Socialists have purged the old party of his kind. So he just steals a seat from the Trunks instead of working his ass off forming a real Liberal Party taking votes from the other two parties of the old guard Donks and RINO Trunks.
Romney is first and foremost a moneyfiddler, a financial engineer.
His career as a money guy will be hurt if he is seen as in any way sympathetic to Trump by those business counterparties whom he critically depends on for deal flow, exits, and financing.
Those counterparties - Wall Streeters and bank execs as well as consumer company CEOs - are now falling into line with The Resistance and signaling to the Dems, the media and various blackmail "activists" that they are woke, that they oppose racism 'n' sexism ''n' cis-hetero-normative-genderism.
Romney is simply trying to preserve his fortune and his business. Nothing to do with politics.
[THEHILL] Sen. Christopher Coons (D-Del.) on Friday warned that Beto O’Rourke; ...Kennedyeque businessman, musician, skateboard artiste, and politician who represented Texas' 16th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2013 to 2019. Beto is a Latino nickname for people whose names end in "erto," like "Roberto" or "Alberto." He is seeking the Dem nomination for President in 2020 because he has nice hair and lots of teeth. He was born into a local political family in El Paso, Texas and is a graduate of a prep school and Columbia University, which is not in Texas. In 2005, he was elected to the El Paso City Council. He was elected to Congress in 2012 after defeating eight-term incumbent Silvestre Reyes in the Democratic primary. He declined to seek re-election in 2018, instead running for the Senate against Republican Ted Cruz, running a campaign that drew national attention because of his skateboarding skills. A few months after he lost, he announced his campaign for President... ’s pledge that the government will confiscate semiautomatic AR-15 rifles will become a rallying cry for gun rights groups for years to come and haunt the Democratic Party far into the future.
"I frankly think that that clip will be played for years at Second Amendment rallies with organizations that try to scare people by saying that Democrats are coming for your guns," Coons, an ally of former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020... in the Democratic race, told CNN’s Poppy Harlow in an interview.
O’Rourke, a former member of Congress from Texas, received loud applause at the Democratic debate in Houston on Thursday when he declared: "Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47. We’re not going to allow it to be used against fellow Americans anymore."
O’Rourke’s statement confirms the fears of many Republicans and gun rights advocates who say the ultimate goal of the gun control movement is government confiscation of firearms.
"When you really understand what the endgame of the left is, it’s literally mandatory buybacks or as I call it: confiscation. This is a step-by-step process for them," Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told The Hill Thursday when asked about the debate over expanded background checks for firearms sales.
Coons, who is working with Republicans to pass more modest gun control measures, scrambled on Friday to contain the fallout from O’Rourke’s statement.
"I don’t think having our presidential candidates, like Congressman O’Rourke did, say that we’re going to try to take people’s guns against their will is a wise policy or political move," Coons said.
Asked if O’Rourke’s statement was irresponsible or hurt the party, Coons said, "we’ll have to see."
Coons has sponsored a bill with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that would require law enforcement officials to be notified when someone prohibited from purchasing a gun attempts to buy one.
Just put together an AR-180 using Brownell retro upper. FU MasterBeato...
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/15/2019 9:53 Comments ||
An epiphany hit me this morning, if Paris and Warsaw can get weapons to start an uprising under military occupation, then what good is any buyback or seizure plan. Weak planning Dims, you need to decimate the population every month to achieve your goals.
I know a lot of Rantburgers smoke tobacco but I'm going to post this rant anyway.
It is the height of hypocrisy for any politician, but especially Beta O'Rourke, to call for a ban on guns when he refuses to say jack squat about tobacco which kills way in the fuck more people every day all than the AR-15s even manufactured. But people who develop heart disease, emphysema and lung cancer as a result of their nicotine addiction don't get the same kind of publicity as those who are shot by some madman who would have been locked in a loony bin if our government was doing it's job. This all bullshit. I don't even own a gun but this asshat needs to leave our Constitutional rights alone, STFU and go away.
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09/15/2019 12:23 Comments ||
...don't forget the 100k+ that die due the hospital 'errors' according to the CDC.
[WASHINGTONEXAMINER] All Darrin Kelly wanted for the energy workers in Western Pennsylvania was that the Democratic presidential hopefuls would talk to them before going to war against shale.
That opportunity slipped away last Friday when Elizabeth Being Native American has been part of my story since the day I was born Warren ...Dem Senatrix from Massachussetts, who traces her noble lineage all the way back to Big Chief Spouting Bull. It has been alleged that she speaks with forked tongue but she denies that. She had a DNA test to prove her lineage and it turns out she's colorless... joined Bernie Sanders
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This industry and its story represent everything good and hopeful about this country: opportunity, independence, self-reliance, technology applied to solve really hard problems in ways that dramatically improve our lives.
Anyone who opposes fracking is not fit to be POTUS.
Lex, you have to understand they want nothing to do with with 'workers' ie people who get paid for work. Their preference is for slaves, in the past, now and forever. Workers still have a choice, which Democrats cannot abide. You WILL do what you are told to do and like it. Here's your slave collar.
Oh and the ONLY democrats I see in the oilfield are fresh young college grads or office people. People in the field have uniformly been very pro trump. What's worse, is these guys /hate/ unions. They see them as leeches which is why unions make zero headway in US oilworkers (In the field).
The Donk leadership and movers have all gone into the Church of the Green. It's a religion based upon faith not science (or they would have accepted the observed numbers haven't matched up with their hysterical false prophecies). They have no time to spend with 'real' people.
This! "They hate America and everything it stands for. They cannot get their Communist Utopia built if people are allowed to do their own thing and get paid for it." Thank you AlanC. You nailed it. What I cannot understand is WHY.
Posted by: Whiskey Mike ||
09/15/2019 8:50 Comments ||
Now that 5 Million barrels a day are off line in Saudi Arabia we should all hug an American Fracker.
I see this all the time. Management can't manage customers but can bull whip employee's. Today's Democrat or media leadership is all about persecuting the American people but can't do a thing about the rest of the world.
You should also hug the guys that drill the wells, if they let you. Not that I mind seeing our stock price go up, through I still wince at the price of gas. I doubt we'll see much gas price impact here, as the US industry supplies more than enough for our refineries.
I'm sure that this is a simplistic reason but the why comes down to power. The American experiment is the best rejection of the tyranny they so desire. They believe that they are the chosen people that deserve to run everything and enjoy all the benefits. America doesn't allow that (except in a few hereditary cases like Bushes and Kennedys) unless you are diligent, intelligent and lucky, progressives are none of those.
I'm happy we can finally tell the ME to go pound sand and eat their fucking oil.
We should all be not just happy, or delighted or blissful eternally f---ing GRATEFUL to everyone involved in this industry for achieving the miracle of delivering energy independence to this nation.
Which, btw, includes both the Ford and the Carter administrations for subsidizing the early research into what would eventually become proven fracking technologies. But that was an ea when Democrats actually supported US workers and actually shared the national goal of energy independence. Different times.
This achievement is truly extraordinary.
It is the story of the century thus far. And it has been almost entirely ignored by our idiot media, foolishly navel-gazing academics, and virtue-signaling moronic politicians.
History will absolve us - but only if we can end this media blackout and campaign of lies that have suppressed this glorious story of hope, freedom and independence.
Iranian backed drone attack on Saudi oil nexus crystallizes the problem. We won't skip a beat because of domestic oil production surge but the rest of the world will. Gerbilism will be shown for the scam it is and house of Saud will be buying and using Paki nukes.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
09/15/2019 18:12 Comments ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.