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Pancho Beto wants to force banks and credit card companies to stop enabling the sale of “weapons of war”

Fortunately this guy has no shot of becoming our president.

Pancho Beto was on a tweet storm yesterday:

“Credit cards have enabled many of America’s mass shootings in the last decade—and with Washington unwilling to act, they need to cut off the sales of weapons of war today.”

“Banks and credit card companies must: Refuse to take part in the sale of assault weapons. Stop processing transactions for gun sales online & at gun shows without background checks. Stop doing business with gun & ammo manufacturers who produce or sell assault weapons.

“If enough of us make our voices heard now, we will force banks and credit card companies to act. Add your name to this petition we’re sending Visa, Mastercard, and the big banks”

And these people call President Trump the fascist.

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Australian vegan sues neighbor for barbecuing meat

Massage therapist Cilla Carden of Girrawheen, a suburb of Perth, Australia, is a militant vegan.

9News and Daily Mail report that Carden is so incensed about her meat-eating neighbors that she actually sued them all the way up to the Supreme Court.

She complained that she’s fed up with the smell of meat cooking on the barbecue next door: “They’ve put it there so I smell fish, all I can smell is fish. I can’t enjoy my backyard, I can’t go out there. It’s been devastating, it’s been turmoil, it’s been unrest, I haven’t been able to sleep. It’s deliberate, that’s what I told the courts, its deliberate.”

Carden had been locked in a battle since late 2018 with Toan Vu, who lives next door with his wife and children. Carden complained not just about Vu’s barbecuing meat, but also his and his wife’s cigarette smoke, and their children slamming basketballs into their shared fence at all hours of the day. According to documents seen by Daily Mail Australia, Carden also demanded that Vu control the weeds in their garden, repaint common fences and repay the cost of plants damaged on common property.

Vu said he had removed his barbecue from his yard and banned his children from playing basketball, to no avail.

Sensibly, a Supreme Court Judge and the State Administrative Tribunal both dismissed her case on the grounds that the neighbors have done nothing wrong, that they did not make enough noice to make them a nuisance, and that no other neighbours had complained. Carden’s request in July to appeal the decisions was also refused.

But Carden says she won’t give up on her fight and will return to court soon.

Meanwhile, as reported by the New York Post, thousands of Aussies are planning to attend a cookout outside Carden’s home on Saturday, October 19.

The cookout is organized on the Facebook page, “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden”. The event description reads:

“Don’t let Cilla destroy a good old Aussie tradition, join us for a community BBQ, and help Cilla Carden GET SOME PORK ON HER FORK,” .

The Nazis at Facebook seem to have taken down the page because the link to the “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden” no longer works.

But before Facebook took it down, the “Community BBQ for Cilla Carden” page showed 6.3K people indicated they would attend, and another 14K people were interested.

Carden’s lawyer, John Hammond of Hammond Legal, threatened that anyone who attends the October 19 cookout would face criminal charges:

“Any person who seeks to attend Ms Carden’s property on Saturday, October 19, 2019, or at any other time in relation to this event or matter will be referred to the WA police on the grounds of trespass. Security cameras will be installed to obtain vision of any person attending the property and the vision will be provided to the police.

By way of explanation this matter has been blown out of proportion. Ms Carden has no objection to people eating meat and no objection to people having barbecues.”

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President Trump proposes addressing California homeless crisis; liberals decry him as “Hitler”

We all know that the homeless crisis in California is bad, very bad. See the NSFW video below.

Demorat-run cities are plagued with streets lined with syringes, feces and urine. There are 124 confirmed cases of typhus in Los Angeles with fears of the Bubonic Plague making a comeback. Even leprosy has found its way back into California!

Man infected with leprosy

President Trump’s administration is actually considering doing something to help the people living on the streets of California. From the HuffPo story:

“Trump administration officials were in Los Angeles this week to learn about the city’s homelessness crisis and explore avenues for addressing the broader issue across the state.

Among the proposed options is a plan to clear street encampments in Los Angeles and other cities and move the homeless people into government-run facilities, according to a report by The Washington Post.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Staff from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office on Tuesday took officials from the White House, the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Domestic Policy Council on a tour of the city’s skid row.

The group visited several homeless shelters, including a facility that recently opened in South L.A. as part of a new $20 million program called A Bridge Home, according to Garcetti’s office.

“Like many Americans, the President has taken notice of the homelessness crisis, particularly in cities and states where the liberal policies of overregulation, excessive taxation, and poor public service delivery are combining to dramatically increase poverty and public health risks,” White House spokesperson Judd Deere said in a statement.

“In June, the President took action and signed an Executive Order to confront the regulatory barriers to affordable housing development, a leading cause of homelessness,” the statement said. “President Trump has directed his team to go further and develop a range of policy options for consideration to deal with this tragedy.”

The administration’s visit follows months of harsh critique from President Donald Trump over California’s rising homelessness. “We may do something to get that whole thing cleaned up. It’s inappropriate,” Trump said in a Fox News interview that aired in July. He singled out Los Angeles and San Francisco, slamming the “liberal establishment” and saying, “You take a look at what’s going on with San Francisco. It’s terrible.”

State and city officials appeared cautiously optimistic about the talks on Tuesday but called for concrete and appropriate action from the administration.

Nathan Click, a spokesperson for California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times: “Every level of government — including federal — should step up and put skin in the game. If the president is willing to put serious solutions – with real investment – on the table, California stands ready to talk. He could start by ending his plan to cut food stamps, gut health care for low-income people, and scare immigrant families from accessing government services.”

Read the whole story here.

Apparently wanting to do something for the homeless (which local and state bureaucrats are incapable of doing) is just Orange Man Bad.

Some of the comments from the HuffPo story:

“They used to call them concentration camps in nazi Germany.”

Trumps whole premise for the reason there is a homeless crisis in CA is wrong. Homeless people migrate to CA from other states because of the mild climate. Severe homeless began during the Reagan administration when he striped funding form mental institutions and patients were put out onto the street and states started busing people to other states and dumping them. Every Republican administration since then has added to the problem by eliminating the social safety nets , housing programs, etc., as much as they could get away with. Trump is probably one of the worse. The government institutions he speaks of will be internment camps out in the desert somewhere with forced labor camps to replace the migrant workers he is keeping out of the country.”

“Looks like Trump is ready to start the round ups. The similarities between Trump wanting to send homeless people to encampments has an uncanny resemblance to Hitler’s roundup of the Gypsies.”

“More fodder for his private concentration camps. I guess kids just aren’t enough.”

“Sounds like what Stalin did at first? First come the concentration camps,then come the purges?

Here come the death camps… at the very minimum they are going to put a lot of very vulnerable people into a very dubious place that will only amplify the traumas they have experienced to date.”

“Are we still pretending that Trump’s concentration camps were only going to be for asylum-seekers at the border. This time it’s homeless US citizens. Who’s next?”

Trump’s solution: Concentration Camps. Figures.”

“Didn’t the Germans do that same thing to Gypsies? Look how that turned out.”

TDS is real folks, very real.

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Gun-controlled Chiraq: 15 people shot, 2 killed this past Tuesday

Chiraq Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Hey Mayor Lightfoot: Gun control laws still aren’t working in your gang- infested city.

From MyFoxChicago: Fifteen people were shot — two of them fatally — Tuesday in incidents of gun violence across Chicago, including an 18-year-old man who was gunned down in a Pilsen alleyway.

About 1:25 a.m., officers responded to calls of shots fired in the 1600 block of South Loomis Street and found Eduardo Rendon with multiple gunshot wounds to the neck and chest, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. Over a dozen shell casings could be observed at the scene of the shooting.

He was taken to the University of Illinois in Chicago Hospital where he was pronounced dead, authorities said. An autopsy released Tuesday found he died from multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide.

The day’s first shooting claimed the life of a 27-year-old man in Vittum Park on the Southwest Side.
He was standing on the sidewalk about 12:45 a.m. in the 4700 block of South Cicero Avenue when someone walked up to him and opened fire, police said.

He was struck multiple times in the chest and rushed to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he was pronounced dead, police said. An autopsy released Tuesday said he died from his gunshot wounds and ruled his death a homicide, the medical examiner’s office said. His identity has not been released.

In non-fatal incidents, seven people were wounded in less than an hour in a series of shootings across the West Side, including four teenage males shot in West Town.

Read about all the shootings here.

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Singer “Ashanti” – who once collaborated with Michelle Obama – looks like a stripper during NY fashion week performance

Ashanti is a 38-year-old singer. She recently “performed” at a New York Fashion Week runway show. And boy, did she perform. See the video below (NSFW).

Would it surprise you to know that Ashanti is a big fan of former First Lady Michelle Obama?

Back in 2015 Ashanti released a song called, “Let’s Go.”

Sounds a lot similar to the “Let’s Move,” no?

The song release was a collaboration with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) and its Drink Up effort, which encouraged everyone to drink more water more often.

Read more about that effort here.

Can you imagine being associated with a womyn who dresses/performs like this? What a class act…

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Hypocrite: Pro-gun control Hollyweirdo Alyssa Milano owns 2 guns for self-defense

Aging actress Alyssa Milano in a cleavage-bearing low-cut blouse at SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearing October 2018

Has-been actress Alyssa Milano, 46, is a rabid gun-control activist.

As an example, on May 5, 2018, Milano led a protest against Vice President Mike Pence at the NRA’s 2018 convention in Dallas, Texas, despite the fact that both Pence and the NRA are renowned defenders of the right to own guns for self-defense.

Milano’s protest is the height of hypocrisy because she herself owns two guns for self-defense. In other words, she should lead a protest against herself.

Breitbart reports that during a debate with Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Tuesday evening, Sept. 10, 2019, Milano and Fred Guttenberg — whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was killed in the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in Parkland, Florida — pressed Cruz on various gun control proposals.

Milano proposed universal background checks, restricting access to AR-15s, and background checks for bullet purchases, while insisting, “We all believe in the Second Amendment.”

Around 13 minutes into the discussion, Guttenberg said he was offended by Cruz’s argument that these gun controls would erode Americans’ rights to self-defense, saying: “That’s a load of BS. Nobody’s trying to remove your right to self-defense.”

Milano interjected: “By the way, I have two guns in my household for self-defense, just so you know.”

Hypocrite!

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Hypocrite: Champagne-socialist millionaire Bernie Sanders donated less than 1% of his income to charity

Although Joe Biden is the leading Demonrat candidate in the 2020 presidential race, according to a Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald Poll released yesterday, a new poll shows that Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt) now leads the field in New Hampshire. There the self-described Democratic socialist has the support of 29% of likely Democratic primary voters.

Bernie Sanders’ supporters and Democrat voters in general should know, if they don’t already, Bernie is a “Do as I say, not as I do” hypocrite. Alas, I don’t hold out much hope because we have survey statistical data that his supporters are low information voters.

How is Bernie Sanders the socialist a hypocrite? Let me count the ways:

  1. Though an advocate of socialism — which Karl Marx defined as an political-economic system that would abolish private property ownership so as to redistribute and equalize wealth — who claims to speak for the 99% and rants against the super rich one-percenters, Bernie is himself a millionaire who owns three homes and drives a $140,000 Audi R8.
    1. Tellingly, Bernie bought his third home — a $600,000 lakefront summer home in North Hero, Vermont, with 4 bedrooms and 500 ft. of Lake Champlain beachfront — just 5 days after the 2016 Democratic National Convention in which he sold out his supporters by enthusiastically endorsing Hillary Clinton.
  2. Though a proponent of $15/hr minimum wage, Bernie pays his staff poverty wages.
  3. Though an environmentalist who preaches about global-warming climate-change, Bernie flew first-class to the May 2019 Demonrat primary debate in Miam, while his wife flew coach — which makes him a sexist as well as a hypocrite.

The latest Bernie hypocrisy is that not only is he a socialist millionaire (an oxymoron!), he is also miserly and stingy toward the poor and needy.

On Sept. 8, Charlie Kirk, the founder and president of the conservative non-profit Turning Point USA (TPUSA), the conservative non-profit organization that maintains a Professor Watchlist on college professors who discriminates against conservative students and advances left-wing propaganda in the classroom, tweeted that Bernie Sanders made more than a million dollars in 2016, but donated less than 1% of his considerable income to charity:

H/t Federalist Papers

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New “Monopoly” update gives women an “advantage”

Women want “equal” rights so now they have a board game that gives them an “advantage.”

Liberal logic is not designed to make sense.

From NY Post: Do not pass go, do not collect…$240?

The iconic Monopoly board game is getting a feminist update for 2019.

Hasbro’s newest version of the game, dubbed “Ms. Monopoly,” will pay female players more than males – a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the gender pay gap in America.

In Ms. Monopoly, women will receive $240 when they pass “go,” whereas men will only receive the usual $200. Additionally, women will receive $1900 at the beginning of the game instead of $1500, according to USA Today.

On the game box, the classic Rich Uncle Pennybags character is replaced by his “niece” Ms. Monopoly, ready to break the glass ceiling with her gray blazer and cup of coffee.

At the bottom, the slogan reads, “The first game where women make more than men.”

“[It’s] a fun new take on the game that creates a world where women have an advantage often enjoyed by men,” Hasbro said in a statement. “But don’t worry, if men play their cards right, they can make more money too.”

The pay disparity is not the only female-centric addition to the game. Instead of buying traditional properties and charging rent, players will instead have the chance to invest in inventions pioneered by women, including Wi-Fi and chocolate chip cookies, according to CNN.

“With all of the things surrounding female empowerment, it felt right to bring this to Monopoly in a fresh new way,” Jen Boswinkel, senior director of global brand strategy and marketing for Hasbro, told USA Today. “It’s giving the topic some relevancy to everyone playing it that everybody gets a turn, and this time women get an advantage at the start.”

Boswinkel also told USA Today that families can opt to give out equal amounts of cash to every player if they choose.

Hasbro faced some heat last month after another edition of the game, Monopoly Socialism, gained attention on social media. Designed as a parody of the game’s capitalism-centric themes, some accused it of being condescending and getting socialism theory wrong.

Ms. Monopoly is available for pre-order September 10.

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California demorat calls for expansion of red flag laws: Employers, co-workers & teachers can petition to take away your guns

California Assemblymember Phil Ting tweeted about his excitement to remove due process for law-abiding citizens, all in the name of “gun safety.”

From his tweet: “My bill, #AB61, which improves gun safety by expanding CA’s #RedFlagLaw, heads to the Gov! If signed, more people can access a court process that temporarily takes away someone’s firearms if they pose a danger. I called for better gun laws at an SF rally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ18vDie_70 …”

What #AB61 allows is for employers, co-workers and teachers to petition judges to take away guns from people who are deemed a danger to themselves or others. The bill Ting has proposed had cleared the California Senate.

More details from 13NewsNow.com:

“California enacted a so-called “red flag law” that took effect in 2016. But it only allows law enforcement and immediate family members to ask judges for gun restraining orders. Assembly Bill 61 by Democratic Assemblyman Phil Ting of San Francisco would expand that law.

Ting introduced the bill in response to a November 2018 mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, California, where 12 people were killed. The gunman, Ian David Long, had shown signs of instability to family and friends.

Groups advocating gun rights and civil liberties oppose the bill, which still must be approved by the state Assembly.”

The Thousand Oaks shooter legally obtained his firearm yet had various “interactions” with police and possibly PTSD. In April, a mental health specialist with the crisis team met with the shooter during a previous incident and felt he might be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. But after speaking with him, they decided not to detain him under laws that allow for the temporary detention of people with psychiatric issues. So law enforcement had the means to remove his guns but they chose not to.

The summary of the bill states the following:

“Expands the category of persons that may file a petition requesting a court to issue an ex parte temporary gun violence restraining order (GVRO), a one year GVRO, or a renewal of a GVRO, to include an employer, a coworker who has substantial and regular interactions with the subject of the petition for at least one year and has obtained the approval of the employer, and an employee or teacher of a secondary school, or postsecondary school the subject has attended in the last six months and has the approval of the school administration staff.”

Read the whole bill here.

Photo from YAF

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50 state attorneys general launch antitrust investigation of Google

Something is finally being done about Google, the tech behemoth that systematically discriminates against conservatives and Christians.

Tellingly, more than a year ago in May 2018, Google got rid of its unofficial “Don’t be evil” motto that had been part of the company’s corporate code of conduct since 2000.

On Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, attorneys general for 50 U.S. states and territories officially announced an antitrust investigation of Google‘s threat to competition, consumers and the continued growth of the web.

The Washington Post reports that the investigation is led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and seven other attorneys general, four Democrats and four Republicans in total. Every state except Alabama and California, the latter ironically the home of Silicon Valley, so far has signed onto the bipartisan effort, as have Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.

During a news conference on Monday on the steps of the Supreme Court with officials from 11 states and the District of Columbia, Texas AG Ken Paxton, a Tea Party conservative, said the probe’s initial focus is Google’s online advertising, but promised the probe would go wherever the facts lead. State officials already have sent Google official legal demands for documents related to the investigation of online ads.

According to eMarketer, Google is expected to rake in more than $48 billion in U.S. digital ad revenue this year, far rivaling its peers, while capturing 75% of all spending on U.S. search ads. Describing Google as dominating “all aspects of advertising on the Internet and searching on the Internet,” Paxton said “They dominate the buyer side, the seller side, the auction side and the video side with YouTube.”

The other attorneys general raised additional complaints about Google, from the way the company processes and ranks search results to the extent to which it may not fully protect users’ personal information:

  • Sean Reyes, the Republican attorney general of Utah, said “There’s nothing wrong with being a dominant player when it’s done fairly,” and that while there is a “presumption” of innocence in such an investigation, still there is a “pervasiveness” to complaints about Google’s business practices.
  • Jeff Landry, the Republican attorney general of Louisiana, added: “We’re here because there’s an absolutely existential threat to our virtual marketplace.”
  • Ashley Moody, the Republican attorney general of Florida, said the states’ Google probe starts with the company’s vast data stores: “Google monitors our online behavior, and captures data on every one of us as we navigate the internet. This investigation will initially focus on capture of that information and whether Google embedded itself on every level of the online market [for] ad sales to monopolize this industry.”
  • Leslie Rutledge, a Republican attorney general from Arkansas, described Google as an “online search engine juggernaut” and raised her concern that searches for businesses, including doctors, are colored by the way the tech giant’s algorithms and advertising systems work — “I want the best advice, from the best doctors — not the doctor, not the clinic who can spend the most on advertising.”

Six years ago, federal watchdogs wrapped up an antitrust investigation into Google’s search and advertising practices and opted against bringing major penalties against the company, including breaking it up. Regulators around the world, however, have been more skeptical of Google: The European Union has issued the company $9 billion in competition-related fines over the past three years.

The attorneys general’s investigation marks the latest regulatory headache for Google and the rest of Silicon Valley, which have faced growing criticism — and widening state and federal scrutiny — into whether they’ve grown too big and powerful, undermining rivals and resulting in costlier or worse service for web users. Other probes include:

  • The Department of Justice and FTC also are scrutinizing Big Tech. DOJ has taken early interest in Google, and recently issued its first legal demand for records.
  • Another group of 11 state attorneys general — led by New York’s Letitia James — has begun their own probe against Facebook, on whether it violates competition laws and mishandles consumers’ personal information.

Some state leaders said they are working closely with their federal counterparts as these investigations unfold. But Karl Racine, the Democratic attorney general for D.C. and a participant in both the Facebook and Google probes, said he and the other state attorneys general wouldn’t hesitate to forge ahead if Washington once again opts against taking action against the tech giants: “The state attorneys general, they are an independent bunch, and they can be quite tenacious. So I’m very confident that this bipartisan group is going to be led by the facts, and not be swayed by any conclusion, that may fall short, if you will, if it’s inconsistent with our facts, on the [federal] side.”

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