Thursday, July 2, 2015

Former Ca. Dem State Senator Leland Yee Pleads Guilty In Corruption Case, Gun Running Charges Dropped

Well now, you simply Can't go busting an Anti Gun Democrat for Gun Running, because Anti Gun Democrats Don't Run Guns To Terrorists. They want us to be safe. And you can believe them.

Hillary's Secret War: She Approved Arms For Terrorist Enemies of The United States

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Uncle Leland didn’t have enough “juice” to beat the charges. Update to this story.
Former California legislator Leland Yee pleaded guilty Wednesday to one far-reaching racketeering charge, capping a case that exposed political corruption in the state Capitol.
Under a plea deal with federal prosecutors, Yee faces a likely prison term of at least several years for his felony conviction for using his political influence to accept bribes. The plea deal was presented in court here to U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer, who will sentence the former Democratic state senator from San Francisco on Oct. 21.
Yee was set to go on trial on political corruption, money laundering and gun trafficking charges in August along with three other defendants, political consultant Keith Jackson, his son, Brandon Jackson, and former sports agent Marlon Sullivan.
Those defendants also pleaded guilty Wednesday under separate plea deals with the U.S. attorney’s office. Keith Jackson, accused of being at the center of Yee’s dealings, pleaded guilty to the same racketeering charge as the defrocked state legislator.[…]
By pleading guilty to the racketeering charge, Yee, among other things, admitted that he agreed to influence legislation for would-be medical marijuana businesses in California, professional sports teams and a company seeking government technology contracts. The racketeering charge also contained allegations Yee tried to arrange an illegal international arms deal through the Philippines in exchange for money.
Yee admitted, for example accepting an $11,000 cash bribe in June 2013 from an undercover FBI agent to help sponsor statewide marijuana legislation, according to his plea agreement. In addition, he admitted he laundered a $6,800 contribution to his secretary of state campaign in 2014, court records show.
Yee’s plea deal avoids a detailed exploration at trial of his political dealing, and likely reduced his potential punishment, while the government will not be forced to detail the scope of an undercover FBI probe that crossed paths with numerous high-profile figures who were not implicated in any wrongdoing, including former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana and San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee.
Thank You SJM News and Dapandico.


Gender Queer? Trans Man? Trans Female? Gender Non-Conforming? University of California Adds New "Inclusive" Gender Options To Its Applications . .

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Big Sis leaving her mark on the UC system.
Via WaPo:
Starting next fall, students applying to any of the University of California’s 10 campuses will have the option of signaling their sexual
orientation and any of a number of gender identities before they even arrive on campus.
The option, part of a host of other accommodations in an effort to make the campuses as inclusive as possible, comes at a time of rapid change for gender identity politics, with high-profile symbols such as Caitlyn Jenner driving the conversation forward, elating some and distressing others.
While many colleges offer numerous opportunities for self-exploration on campus, it’s still unusual for a university to ask the question before students even arrive. […]
So students who hope to attend one of the undergraduate programs can opt to answer this:
How do you describe yourself? (Mark one answer)
·  Male
·  Female
·  Trans Male/Trans Man
·  Trans Female/Trans Woman
·   Genderqueer/Gender Non-Conforming
·  Different Identity
and,
Do you consider yourself to be (mark one answer) :
·  Heterosexual or straight
·  Gay or lesbian
·  Bisexual
·  Not listed above (please specify)
and,
What sex were you assigned at birth, such as on an original birth certificate? (Mark one answer)
·  Male
·  Female
 Thank You Wash Post and Zip.

Again, from Janet's wiki:


Janet Ann Napolitano (/nəpɒlɨˈtæn/;[1] born November 29, 1957) is an American politician, lawyer, and university administrator who served asGovernor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009 and United States Secretary of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013, under President Barack Obama. She has been president of the University of California system since September 2013, shortly after she resigned as Secretary of Homeland Security.
Prior to her election as governor, she served as Attorney General of Arizona from 1999 to 2003. She was the first woman and the 23rd person to serve in that office. Napolitano is the 1977 Truman Scholar from New Mexico.
She has been the first woman to serve in several offices, including Attorney General of Arizona, Secretary of Homeland Security, and president of the University of California.
Forbes ranked her as the world's ninth most powerful woman in 2012.[2] In 2008, she was cited by The New York Times to be among the women most likely to become the first female President of the United States.[3] Some political commentators have suggested that she may run for President of the United States in the 2016 election.[4][5] She has also been discussed as a contender for appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.[6][7][8]

Please, Dear God NO! As if the Court weren't activist unbalanced enough already.

SCOTUS Opened The Closet Door: Montana Polygamist family File For Marriage License

Janet: Chosen To Lead as the 1977 recipient of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship.

Can anyone find any Educational Administration Credentials, beyond of course, her extensive Fed Law Enforcement circle, justifying her ascension to U.C. President in her wiki?

Here's another of our Janet favs:

Fees increase comment controversy[edit]

On the 17th of March 2015 at a UC regents meeting at which Janet Napolitano was present 30 students began to protest higher tuition fees. In response to the protest Napolitano was heard saying to UC regent Chairman Bruce Varner on the UC video stream of the meeting “Let’s go, we don’t have to listen to this crap”. [71]

With all those Law Enforcement connections, you gotta wonder if she's sleuthed out any more of the Illuminati heading up UCSF Depts of Medicine.

Dr. FG Lu Is An Illuminati: And Yes, He's Serious


Oh Well, Priorities, Priorities, Priorities.

Hillary's Secret War: She Approved Arms For Terrorist Enemies Of The United States

Oh, What the Heck?

US 18C95 Sec 1958: Murder For Hire

Why should H Rod be held to a higher standard?
Answer? She won't be. 
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Judge Andrew Napolitano gives a very clear recitation of what she has done and why she should never be President. Please share with anyone tempted to vote for her.
In the course of my work, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge and Pamela Browne, I read the transcripts of an interview Ms. Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Ms. Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state.
What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress in a venue where the law required her to be truthful. Here is the backstory.
Mr. Turi is a lawfully licensed American arms dealer. In 2011, he applied to the Departments of State and Treasury for approvals to sell arms to the government of Qatar. Qatar is a small Middle Eastern country whose government is so entwined with the U.S. government that it almost always will do what American government officials ask of it.
In its efforts to keep arms from countries and groups that might harm Americans and American interests, Congress has authorized the Departments of State and Treasury to be arms gatekeepers. They can declare a country or group to be a terrorist organization, in which case selling or facilitating the sale of arms to it is a felony. They also can license dealers to sell.
Mr. Turi sold hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of arms to the government of Qatar, which then, at the request of American government officials, were sold, bartered or given to rebel groups in Libya and Syria. Some of the groups that received the arms were on the U.S. terror list. Thus, the same State and Treasury Departments that licensed the sales also prohibited them.
How could that be?
That’s where Mrs. Clinton’s secret State Department and her secret war come in. Because Mrs. Clinton used her husband’s computer server for all of her email traffic while she was the secretary of state, a violation of three federal laws, few in the State Department outside her inner circle knew what she was up to.
Now we know.
Thank You Wash Times, Judge Napolitano, and Nick. 

We Are All Californians Now!

Townhall
As goes California so goes the nation, right over the cliff into a mentally healthy utopia.

Victor Davis Hanson | Jul 02, 2015


California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years.
The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought. Yet California has built almost no major northern or central mountain reservoirs since the New Melones Dam of 1979. That added nearly 3 million acre-feet to the state's storage reserves -- a critical project that was almost canceled by endless environmental lawsuits and protests.
Although California has almost doubled in population since the dam's construction, its politicians apparently decided that completing more northern and Sierra Nevada water projects was passé. So the parched state now prays for rain and snow rather than building reservoirs to ensure that the next drought won't shut down the state.
Curiously, once infrastructure projects such as the New Melones Dam are finished, few seem to complain about the life-saving water they provide the public in times of existential drought. California has taught the nation its unique hypocrisy. We have stopped the Keystone pipeline for now, but if it gets built eventually, few consumers will complain that it transfers oil at a cheap cost and with greater safety.
California has also schooled the nation on mutually exclusively goals. Its lax immigration policies have made for a rapidly expanding population, and yet it expects a sophisticated infrastructure that ensures plentiful, clean water -- and dreams of a pristine, green, 19th century paradise in a depopulated state.
California's major north-south highway laterals -- the 99, 101 and I-5 "freeways" -- often descend into deadly traffic quagmires. They were designed for a state of less than 20 million people, not one of more than 40 million. Recent national surveys have rated the state's road system as nearly last in the nation.
Most forget that California once all but invented the modern idea of a freeway. But instead of first ensuring motorists safe three-lane freeways, the state is embarking on a $68 billion high-speed rail project.
Californians excel at these postmodern solutions even as they ignore premodern problems. What advantage is providing free iPads for California students if their basic reading and analytical skills are declining to below pre-Internet levels? California is busy mandating transgendered restrooms but is lax in guaranteeing that there will be water in their sinks and toilets.
In good California style, Houston-based NASA talks grandly about its new 21st century space agendas, forgetting that it cannot even send its present astronauts into space on an American rocket. Just because a prior generation built the powerful and sophisticated Saturn rockets does not mean that its more sophisticated children can send Americans into space without Russian help.
Government agencies such as the IRS, VA, GSA and NSA are bigger, richer and more self-promoting than ever before. But their huge budgets hardly ensure that they can fairly collect taxes, humanely tend to the needs of veterans, professionally monitor government property, or properly collect and distill intelligence.
The once-vaunted California State University system now struggles with incoming students who are ill-prepared for college courses. More than a third do not meet English or math test entry requirements for college work and need remedial courses, which in turn reduces the availability of advanced classes and resources from the traditional university curricula.
Much of the crisis originates from poor preparation in grade schools and high schools, combined with huge influxes of non-English-speaking immigrants. In the past, the melting pot of English emersion, assimilation, integration and intermarriage had best helped immigrants quickly reach parity with the native population, but that old model has since been rejected.
The United States likewise has all but ended enforcement of its immigration laws -- as if the idea of open borders and cultural diversity are proper objectives without preplanning for the ensuing education, housing, transportation, health and legal challenges. Praising "diversity" in the abstract proves to be of little value unless in the concrete people are willing to open their neighborhoods and schools to mentor the millions of impoverished newcomers in their midst.
California taught the nation that taxes can skyrocket -- the state has the highest basket of income, sales and gasoline taxes in the nation -- even as infrastructure, government services and schools erode. It established the national precedent of opposing new infrastructure projects and then enjoying them once the planners and builders who were criticized finished them. California equated a Silicon Valley smartphone in the hand with knowledge in the head -- and the nation at large soon produced the most electronically wired and least knowledgeable generation in memory.
We are all Californians now.

Thank You Prof Hanson and Townhall.

Debt Ridden Illinois Heading Toward State Government Shutdown: Quick, Blow Billions More To Hire 'Mental Health' Grifters.

CNSNews
By Emily Richards | July 1, 2015 | 4:12 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) – Illinois is heading toward a state government shutdown after the legislature adjourned Tuesday without closing a $6.2 billion gap and passing a budget by the July 1 deadline.  
Illinois currently has the largest deficit and lowest credit rating of any of the 50 states. According to the University of Illinois, its current annual deficit is $9 billion, which is projected to grow to $14 billion by FY 2026.
"We've got a mess," Gov. Bruce Rauner told workers at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency on Tuesday. "It's going to take a little while to fix. I hope we can get it fixed promptly."
After months of debate, the Republican governor and the Illinois General Assembly’s Democratic majority were unable to resolve their budget dispute by Tuesday’s deadline.
In June, the legislature sent the governor a $36 billion spending plan which he vetoed and criticized as being unbalanced. “When you send a budget $4 billion out of balance, this is what happens,” Republican House Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs) remarked.
"Obviously I'm disappointed and frustrated with the General Assembly,” Rauner added. “We could and should resolve these issues on a prompt basis. This has been dragging for a while."
Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) proposed a one-month, $2.2 billion stop-gap spending plan that would provide more time to pass a year-long budget without causing a government shutdown, but Raunder has threatened to veto it.
"We need structural reform and see, change is hard," Rauner said. "But we need to have change. If all we're going to do is keep the status quo, and if all we do is raise taxes to cover up the status quo, we'll continue in our long-term slow decline and the people of Illinois deserve better than that."
Madigan's plan would require 36 votes in the 59-member state Senate and 71 votes in the 118-member Illinois House to pass. The same number of votes would be required to override a potential veto if Gov. Rauner does not approve the temporary budget.
"I would simply hope that the governor would see the wisdom of continuing to keep the government functioning," Speaker Madigan said. "This is a reasonable proposal … everybody in the legislature should vote for it, and the governor should sign it."
“I know the word 'shutdown' has been thrown around a lot, and frankly, I think it's cavalier to try to scare people,” Tim Nuding, Rauner's budget chief, told House lawmakers.
Gov. Rauner, who used his veto authority to strike down a cost-of-living raise for state lawmakers on Wednesday, says he has been working to ensure that state employees will continue to be paid even without a budget in place. “I will do everything within my power,” Rauner said. “Our lawyers are working hard to ensure that all employees will be paid on their scheduled pay dates.”
It is unclear when organizations and workers that rely on state government funding will start feeling the effects of the impasse. The state reportedly has enough money to pay 65,000 employees through mid-July.
Some expenses - including payments for retiree benefits, cash assistance for low-income families, and payments into the state's pension system - are written into law and therefore will continue without a budget. Cities and towns will also continue to receive their portion of state income, sales and motor-fuel taxes.
“Governor Rauner has compromised repeatedly, but Speaker Madigan and the politicians he controls continue to block any real reform,” Rauner spokesman Lance Trover said in a press release. “It’s deeply troubling to see that Speaker Madigan remains committed to sacrificing the middle class in order to protect the political class.”
However, not everyone agrees that the governor’s budget-cutting approach is the right way to deal with Illinois’ massive deficit.
“We're talking about providing services for the people of the state of Illinois. Why should that be leveraged against anything other than providing those services?” state Rep. Will Davis (D-Hazel Crest) asked.
This is not the first time Illinois has found itself mired in a budget crisis. In 2009, the state legislature was also unable to pass a budget before the July deadline after then-Governor Pat Quinn vetoed two budget bills. He eventually signed a bill that allowed him to make $1 billion in spending cuts. 

Thank You Ms Richards and CNS.

“We're talking about providing services for the people of the state of Illinois. Why should that be leveraged against anything other than providing those services?” state Rep. Will Davis (D-Hazel Crest) asked.

Uhhh, . . . because you don't have the Other People's Money to spend?

Psychiatric Depression? Record 93,626,000 Americans Not In Labor Force; Participation Rates Declines To 62.6%

But, but, . . . Depression is caused by an Imbalance of Brain Chemicals or Defective Genes
CNSNews
By Ali Meyer | July 2, 2015 | 8:42 AM EDT


(CNSNews.com) - A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In June, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those, 157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.
The 157,037,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 250,663,000 civilian noninstitutional population, the lowest labor force participation rate seen in 38 years. It hasn’t been this low since October 1977 when the participation rate was 62.4 percent. 
Another 93,626,000 did not participate in the labor force. These Americans did not have a job and were not actively trying to find one.
Of the 157,037,000 who did participate in the labor force, 148,739,000 had a job, and 8,299,000 did not have a job were actively seeking one—making them the nation’s unemployed.
The 8,299,000 job seekers were 5.3 percent of the 157,037,000 actively participating in the labor force during the month. Thus, the unemployment rate was 5.3 percent which dropped from the 5.5 percent unemployment seen in May.

The number of employed Americans dropped from 148,795,000 in May to 148,739,000 in June, a decline of 56,000. The number of unemployed Americans also dropped over the month from 8,674,000 in May to 8,299,000 in June, a decline of 375,000.

Thank You Ms Meyer and CNS.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Shocker! CNN Poll Shows Almost Zero Support For Obama's Gun Control Plans After Charleston

Only his gun control policy?

Even in the Blue State we live in (if you can call existing in a Blue State living) the mere mention of this Marxist Autocrat gets you groans and sneers from 9 out of 10 people. 
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Polls? We don’t need no stinkin’ polls.
Neither President Obama’s new calls for gun control or the public’s reaction to the horrific church killings in Charleston, S.C., have boosted support for White House action on pistols and rifles, according to a new CNN Poll.
In fact, support is below what CNN registered after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, which did not result in any new gun policies.
The new CNN/ORC poll found that 42 percent approve of the way Obama is handling gun policy compared to 53 percent who do not approve. In two early 2013 polls following the Sandy Hook killings, the president’s approval on gun policy reached 46 percent. The issue splits on racial lines, however, with 61 percent of whites disapproving of the president’s gun policies and 79 percent of blacks approving.
As a result, several congressional and pro-gun sources said that support for broad gun control and a new assault weapons ban are dead on Capitol Hill.

Thank You Wash examiner and Dapandico. 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

The Obama DEBACLE Week 336: Headline Links from the Nachumlist

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A Conservative News and Opinion Resource
 NACHUMLIST  
A continuous record of the White House and its administration
 The Obama Administration: Year Seven
President Obama's Three Hundred and Thirty-Sixth Week in Office
News and Notes:   Some are considering flying their flags upside down
pic cred to rushlimbaugh.com

 Video/Audio of the moment:  Ad: Tell Schumer to Stand Firm on Iran
   6/30/2015
Email-Gate
Benghazi-Gate
It's 3am and nobody's there
Community Organizer to the World
Obama and Syria
Obama and Israel, Year 7
Is Obama Gay?
Obama Amnesty
Obamanomics
Obama and Agenda 21
Obama Ethics, Year 7
Obamacare
Obama vs the US Military

Thank You nachumlist.