A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO

NM05






ST-GC
   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


B-CR-TEO
How about housing some homeless
in your backyard?

Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm

Original Article

Posted By:SurferLad, 4/12/2018 11:52:32 AM

Here’s an idea that wouldn’t survive the laughter in most U.S. communities. But this is California and more specifically, Los Angeles. So, local government is moving ahead with a plan to move some of the county’s exploding homeless populations off the streets and — wait for it — into your backyard. The idea is to build little homes or large huts, depending on your scale, in the backyard of willing homeowners. A kind of YIMBY — Yes In My Backyard. According to the county’s pilot program, rents to homeowners would be covered by government low-income housing vouchers with homeless tenants

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 4/12/2018 11:58:08 AM     (No. 11599991)

I saw an episode of Dr. Phil where a woman took in a homeless woman because she felt sorry for her and wanted to give her a chance. The homeless woman called Child Protective Services on her benefactor. The case was dismissed of course but talk about ingratitude.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/12/2018 12:00:23 PM     (No. 11599997)

More specifically, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s City of Los Angeles.

I would not hold my breath, Andrew. As you said, laughter. I have never lived in Los Angeles, but I don’t believe there will be many takers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


   

 


.New_S.
  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: lindamay, 4/12/2018 12:07:21 PM     (No. 11600012)

Mayor and Council people go first!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    60 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: LittleHoodedMonk, 4/12/2018 12:16:25 PM     (No. 11600027)

So, LA County is expanding from a sanctuary city to, wait for it, a shanty town. That´s, "Back to the Future", like the Depression many of our parents experienced. If you need to image how deep in the gutter the LA City Council is in, look at what they are proposing as their future existence in the article below. (Or rent the Sci-Fi movie, "District 9", filmed in Johannesburg, South Africa.)

"The ´WHITE squatter camps´ of South Africa: Shanty towns built after the fall of Apartheid are now home to hundreds of families"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3462336/The-white-squatter-camps-South-Africa-home-hundreds-families-enduring-terrible-poverty-blame-fall-Apartheid.html

FTA: "Beyond the flimsy shacks lie ditches and pools of filthy, stagnant water where mosquitoes breed. These are the daily conditions endured by families in South Africa´s ´white squatter camps´ where there is little food, running water and no electricity."

Oh, the humanity.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 4/12/2018 12:27:45 PM     (No. 11600048)

Re #4, read again. The City of Los Angeles. Full stop.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Pros7767, 4/12/2018 12:32:25 PM     (No. 11600052)

Let´s see how many of the Hollywood Elite rush to sign up!

Crickets...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    46 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/12/2018 12:35:24 PM     (No. 11600058)

What happens when you say no but your compassionate neighbor says yes? Stay tuned.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    62 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: thewarden, 4/12/2018 12:46:27 PM     (No. 11600073)

Based on the absolute joy the Section 8 rentals bring to my street, not to mention the charming low income units a 1/2 mile away, I’m going to say no. Just no. There is a reason we work hard to own a home. Those who choose otherwise are on their own. My give-a-darn is just about permanently broken, sorry.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    47 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: qwerty, 4/12/2018 12:52:50 PM     (No. 11600077)

OK, lets say I´m a hopeless liberal schmuck who just HAS to do this. I accept the money (AKA taking the kings´ coin and being subject to the king [that´s a different story])
Now that I´ve agreed to build the house for freddy the freeloader, I have to submit plans to the city, have regular safety inspections and be very sure to follow all the building codes or risk being sent to jail. PLUS there is always OSHA to contend with. Heaven forbid I just happen to have a rather damp backyard and now find myself before the EPA for disturbing wetlands.
Miracle of miracles I somehow manage to accomplish all of this and retain my freedom and sanity (which is doubtful, being a schmuck liberal, but we´ll leave that for anther dtebate) NOW I get to invite a homeless person into my creation of opulence for them. OH? What´s that you say? I can´t pick the person? The "city" does the choosing for me. Oh well "nanny state" knows best.
I´m not supposed to ask what ethnic group, or anything about past criminal records.
Oh? my property tax will increase because of the added building, that´s OK it´s for a good cause.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    67 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: woodenleg, 4/12/2018 1:10:57 PM     (No. 11600089)

Families with small children......wonder whats going to happen there. /S........

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: DustDevil31, 4/12/2018 1:11:39 PM     (No. 11600092)

Nice fraud opportunity. Oh yes, I am housing 13 indigents; keep the money flowing. I will bury them down by the river.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    31 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: strike3, 4/12/2018 1:11:41 PM     (No. 11600094)

Look at it as a free fertilization service for your grass and shrubbery.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.


   

 


.LockDme.


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: cartcart, 4/12/2018 1:15:38 PM     (No. 11600101)

Other than experiencing a reprisal of Charles Manson-like murder, what could happen? It would be hard to legally evict anyone and soon, they could own the home and the homeowner would be the back-yard squatter.

Hasn’t California done enough harm?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    51 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: mc squared, 4/12/2018 1:19:30 PM     (No. 11600107)

I think the rules from OSHA,the EPA and city building codes may be overlooked for such generous people.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 4/12/2018 1:19:42 PM     (No. 11600108)

No unforeseen adverse consequences here - YEAH, let´s do this! Well, not ALL of us...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: rolfnader, 4/12/2018 1:20:00 PM     (No. 11600109)

I think # 11 meant -´in a VAN down by the river!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Historybuff, 4/12/2018 1:20:25 PM     (No. 11600110)

Watch - I bet LA will consider it an improvement to the property and raise the real estate tax.

Meanwhile the value of your house will plummet and that of your neighbors.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    67 persons like this.


   

 


.R-LJ.
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: Smart11344, 4/12/2018 1:21:02 PM     (No. 11600111)

Barbra Streisand has a huge backyard with a view. Sounds like a great place for a homeless shelter. Remember when she told people to stop using their dryers and hang their clothes up outside? Perhaps she is Nacy Pelosi´s twin sister.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    35 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: Pearson365, 4/12/2018 1:40:26 PM     (No. 11600125)

“The Third Amendment to the US Constitution places restrictions on the quartering of soldiers in private homes without the owner´s consent, forbidding the practice in peacetime.

Which would imply that Democrats could claim that the psychotics needing homes are not militia, so we would be forced to house them in our homes. And, since we are at war with ISIS, the Taliban and Iranian sponsored terrorists, the peacetime exemption would not apply. Finally, one could see Dems calling their mandated housing requirement a tax, just like Obamacare. Since Chief Justice Roberts agreed with that mad Obama claim just 7 years ago, it might work again. “Ah, your census form said that the two of you owned a 4 bedroom home. Therefore, you will be subject to a $25,000 tax on each bedroom per year until you permit at least 4 homeless people and their pit bulls to reside there.”

If buying health insurance can be mandated by the Obama-Clinton -Pelosi radicals, why can’t housing the homeless also be treated as a tax?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger, 4/12/2018 2:16:54 PM     (No. 11600157)

Interesting how the government steps in to protect us from ourselves deciding we can´t be trusted with anything more risky than a nerf ball but you want to camp a stranger in your back yard that´s cool.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 4/12/2018 2:20:10 PM     (No. 11600165)

A total joke. The only people pushing it are those who would faint at the sight of someone homeless within a mile of their home.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Omen, 4/12/2018 2:26:19 PM     (No. 11600169)

Lets cut to the chase.
Should this result in murder count on it being covered up by the media.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: peasantnumberthree, 4/12/2018 3:06:33 PM     (No. 11600211)

Like the Oakland mayor said, they´re "just looking out for THEIR people" ("their people" of course not being American citizens).

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: JediJerry, 4/12/2018 3:35:57 PM     (No. 11600241)

OK then let´s see the Mayor and all City Council members step up and start housing their beloved homeless people in their own garages and backyards. In fact, it should be mandated that they all must provide housing for the homeless. If it´s such a good idea for everyone else, they should be all on board themselves.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: citizen, 4/12/2018 3:52:12 PM     (No. 11600260)

If one of these people had an accident while living on your property? You would end up living in the shanty and they your house.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    48 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: Mickturn, 4/12/2018 4:00:42 PM     (No. 11600275)

Go for it Libs put your money where your mouth is and shut the hell up !

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 4/12/2018 4:30:19 PM     (No. 11600295)

I look forward to watching the shows about the murders that spawn from this stupid idea on the ID channel.

Sure to be truly gruesome!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: PAdiva, 4/12/2018 4:38:57 PM     (No. 11600302)

be sure to leave the back porch light on and the house unlocked. Your guests will need to use your bathroom. Will they leave the kitchen and bathroom a mess? What about germs?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 4/12/2018 4:42:12 PM     (No. 11600306)

First the homeless guy, then relatives, and his homies. Followed by the goats and chickens.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    37 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: mrduc, 4/12/2018 5:32:01 PM     (No. 11600337)

Spahn Ranch.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    21 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: Bighambone, 4/12/2018 5:41:35 PM     (No. 11600344)

Four little kids living in the house, and four formerly homeless men that nobody knows anything about because they have the liberal Democrat invented right to privacy living in the garage, now what could go wrong?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    25 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: dvc, 4/13/2018 1:06:38 AM     (No. 11600647)

They wouldn´t like it. My range is in my back yard.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 940160




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "SurferLad"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "SurferLad"



Midterm elections: Could at least one
party present a coherent alternative?
McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 5/15/2018 7:40:20     Post Reply
Six months out from the first crucial midterm elections of this presidency, both political parties are divided and floundering for coherent messages, leaving the national stage to the reality-TV episodes of a White House occupied by Donald Trump, who’s on not one single ballot. Midterm elections, especially the first of any president, are always initial verdicts on the Oval Office occupant. (Snip) Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi seems confident of regaining the giant ceremonial gavel. “We will win,” she says. “I will run for speaker. I feel confident about it. And my members do, too.” But wait! There’s more. In our system of government

Inside Israel´s pitch for Trump to
scuttle the Iran nuclear deal
McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 5/8/2018 6:43:06     Post Reply
With the decline of traditional print media, the fracturing of broadcast and cable TV and the explosion of new and social media online, political leaders have a rich array of outlets to spread their messages. Think of President Trump’s Twitter account, which is accountable to no one but him. [Snip] As counterproductive as the president’s tweets often seem, this direct communications tool enables Trump to set the day’s news agenda about himself. He can’t tell people what to think, but he can tell people what to think about – namely him. This week we’re going to examine the message within

Brash Trump vs Brutal Kim: Fascinating,
historic – and dangerous
McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 5/2/2018 2:32:22     Post Reply
Americans proudly think of their history as a long one, 242 years is indeed impressive by North American standards. And then there’s northeast Asia, specifically the Korean peninsula, where a tumultuous tribal history was going on for 20 centuries — before Christ. The fascinating modern historic events seemingly underway there now were instigated by an unorthodox president who may be about to accomplish what orthodox leaders never could. [Snip] Now, let’s be candid: Nothing has actually changed yet, save for

How long will the religious
stand by Donald Trump?
McClatchy Newspapers, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/24/2018 6:15:32     Post Reply
Perhaps the most enduring puzzlement about Donald Trump the president and candidate is his ability, if that’s what it is, to attract a faithful political base founded on fervent evangelical Christians, despite his frequently reinforced reputation for less than righteous acts and statements. During the 2015-16 campaign, each emerging example of Trump misbehavior, from off-color references to women and allegations of affairs, convinced Eastern elites and media to believe the billionaire’s upstart political rebellion was doomed any day. [Snip] Among allegedly conservative Republicans, Trump approval has climbed into the mid-80 percent range. All this despite continued stormy allegations by a

NYC mayors have been wiping
out rats for decades
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/21/2018 10:39:45     Post Reply
On a frigid Sunday morning as a rookie reporter in New York City, I was assigned to cover the launch of what was billed as a major city offensive against its rampaging rat population. Officials estimated that the Big Apple probably had more rat residents than the 8.6 million human ones. Such certainty comes only with the knowledge that no one else is counting Who do you think gets the fastest municipal attention on rodent complaints? I followed city workers down the gardened median of posh Park Avenue, where high-rent payers had been complaining about numerous rodents scurrying across sidewalks

British PM May takes on plastic
straws. Also ear swabs.
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/21/2018 10:22:36     Post Reply
The government of Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May is launching a domestic and international program against plastic straws. The idea is to have them and other single-use items gone by 2042 when the prime minister turns 86. May said: Plastic waste is one of the greatest environmental challenges facing the world, which is why protecting the marine environment is central to our agenda at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. Plastic is plastic anywhere. It doesn’t rust away, resists natural degrading. And plastic straws, believe it or not, are among the most ubiquitous of man-made items polluting the waters and

Beware on 4/20 and especially around 4:20
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/20/2018 3:58:45     Post Reply
This seems a little weird, but then I’m not a smoker. State police and public safety officials in Massachusetts — and automobile insurance representatives nationally — are urging drivers to remain alert and extra careful today, April 20, especially in the late afternoon. It sounds like an urban myth. But a recent study by the American Medical Association on driving and the growing use of marijuana found a 12 percent increase in automobile accidents on April 20 (4/20), sometimes known as National Weed Day, and especially after 4:20 in the afternoon. In Boston Thursday, State Police Col.

Profs claim #cellphones are addictive,
short-circuiting our brains LOL
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/20/2018 3:54:45     Post Reply
Have you been feeling lonely recently? Yeh, me too. Must be the weather. Spending all that time being busy on my cell messaging, phoning, tweeting, posting, arguing, browsing, counting calories and footsteps and watching the cutest dog videos [Snip] You’d think with all this help and stimulation we’d feel fulfilled and in closer touch with family, friends and ourselves in this modern hi-tech age. But no. We’re not, according to some more social studies people. According to researchers at San Francisco State University, cellphone addiction is pretty much like opioid addiction. What a joke, right? Wait, I’ve got a call….

If you like eating dogs,
prepare for a ban
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/20/2018 3:36:26     Post Reply
In a speech one day during his long presidency, Barack Obama reminisced about his childhood, hearing the neighborhood call to prayer several times a day and eating food his mother prepared including dog. That was in Indonesia. Such a diet is culturally repulsive in a country whose citizens share their home, own foods and even beds with some 90 million dogs as pets and companions. Soon, eating them may also become illegal. An estimated 86 million pet cats also reside with Americans.An amendment was slipped into a bill approved by the House Agriculture Committee Wednesday to bar “knowingly slaughtering a

Job approvals for all 50 governors,
top 15 are GOP
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2018 3:21:44     Post Reply
Americans like Republicans running their states. A new tabulation of state-by-state job approval ratings for all 50 of the nation’s governors finds that the top 15 with the highest approvals are all GOP. During the White House reign of Barack Obama, American voters made a distinct turn to the GOP at both the federal and state levels. They took over not just both houses of Congress, but also nearly 1,000 seats in state legislatures and dozens of governors’ offices. The GOP now controls 33 of them and both legislative chambers in 26 of those states. Democrats now hold only 16

New air pollution report: California
is the worst. So, don’t come here
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2018 3:14:30     Post Reply
Good news for those of us who think the nation’s most populous state should be a little less populous. Or a lot less. The American Lung Association has released its annual report on ozone pollution. And would you believe, eight of the worst places in the country for ozone pollution are in California? So, you definitely wouldn’t want to move here from outside the state. No, sir. In fact, if you’re already among the 39.5 million folks who try to exist here, you probably want to load up both cars, get on I-15 or I-10 and head out for cleaner

Dianne Feinstein’s Senate challenger
has raised $1 for every $20 of hers
Hot Air, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/17/2018 1:56:21     Post Reply
And now for something that does not contain the word “Comey.” Oh, wait. It just did. Senate Democrats are in a large national hole in 2018. This year 34 of the Senate’s 100 seats have races. Republicans are only defending eight. Democrats must defend 26, 10 of them in states captured by President Trump[Snip] Like many congressional Democrats Feinstein is old. She makes fellow San Franciscan 77-year-old Nancy Pelosi look like a kid. Feinstein was born right after Adolph Hitler became German Chancellor and Franklin Delano Roosevelt became president. She’ll be 85 in June. Like so many in Congress, especially



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Hillary To Dems: We’re Going To Take
Back Our Country —And I’ll Be There
Every Step Of The Way

47 replie(s)
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/19/2018 4:40:12 AM     Post Reply
The polling news has been nothing but good lately for the GOP, yet Democrats were still narrowly favored to retake the House. Until now. With this hint that Secretary Deadweight is prepared to take an active role this fall, the HA Decision Desk is moving the House outlook to leans GOP. Congrats to Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Dan Merica ? @danmericaCNN "We have to win back the Congress," Hillary Clinton said Friday at a DNC event. "I’ll be there with you every step of the way because we are going to take back the country we love." 8:32 AM - May 18, 2018 - She said this at the Democrat Women’s Leadership Forum, along with

Clapper: It’s ‘A Good Thing’ FBI
Was Spying On Trump Campaign

45 replie(s)
Daily Caller, by Julia Nista    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/18/2018 11:37:00 AM     Post Reply
Former Director of Intelligence James Clapper said Thursday night on CNN that it was “a good thing” there was an FBI informant spying on the Trump campaign. Clapper admitted the FBI “may have had someone who was talking to them in the campaign,” referring to President Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. He explained away the possibility of an FBI informant spying on the campaign as the bureau was trying to find out “what the Russians were doing to try to substantiate themselves in the campaign or influence or leverage it.” Obama’s Director of National Intelligence then went on to say, “So,

Fox’s Bret Baier Draws the Line:
Sean Hannity is a Problem

39 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Peter Barry Chowka    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 5/19/2018 9:32:49 AM     Post Reply
The civil war between the Fox News Channel news and opinion sides appears to be hardening with chief political anchor Bret Baier having joined the fray. On Thursday May 17, Baier, a 20-year high-profile veteran of Fox News, entered the lion’s den – one of the hearts of the anti-Trump Resistance – when he went on the ABC Television Network daytime women’s chat show The View. His guest shot in “enemy territory” was a prominent stop on the media tour to promote his new book on Reagan and Gorbachev, Three Days in Moscow. The five women of The View, however – four of them unabashed leftists and one lone

A Royally Useless Spectacle
38 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 5/19/2018 8:40:11 AM     Post Reply
The man who is sixth in line to be king of Great Britain is getting married today and America has lost its mind. What does it mean to be sixth in the line of royal succession to an office that depends solely and exclusively on who your father is? It means that five family members have to die before you get the real goodies. Granted, those goodies are amazing. Who wouldn´t want to live in a thousand year old castle (too bad it´s in Scotland) or have dozens of "servants" cater to your every whim and need? But that lifestyle depends on people believing that you are deserving of such wealth and privilege because you happened to be

Hard feelings, Donald? Trump goes quiet
on Twitter with no mention of the
royal wedding after being snubbed

38 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/19/2018 2:18:35 PM     Post Reply
Donald Trump has stayed uncharacteristically quiet on Twitter without posting a single tweet about the royal wedding. The President, who is usually especially active on the social media network early in the day, did not tweet anything all morning about the nuptials between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which ended at 9.00am ET. Rumors swirled about whether Trump would be invited to the wedding at Windsor Castle in Berkshire, but he was eventually left off the guest list, along with other political leaders. Prominent figures who made the cut included Oprah Winfrey, George and Amal Clooney and the Beckhams. Other A-listers including Idris

Black Harvard Students
Want Their Own Graduation

35 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Collin Binkley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 5/19/2018 12:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Boston — Black students at Harvard University are organizing a graduation ceremony of their own this year to recognize the achievements of black students and faculty members some say have been overlooked. More than 700 students and guests are registered to attend Harvard´s first Black Commencement, which will take place two days before the school´s traditional graduation events. (Snip) Every student will receive a stole made of traditional African kente cloth, meant to symbolize their shared heritage and to be worn with their cap and gown at the university´s graduation. Students have raised $35,000 for the event, mostly from schools within the university.

´We are going to take back
the country we love´: Hillary Clinton

34 replie(s)
ABC News, by Maryalice Parks    Original Article
Posted By: cThree- 5/19/2018 8:09:09 AM     Post Reply
Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton acknowledged Friday that Democratic candidates around the country still face basic questions about what they stand for and which policies their party supports. Speaking at a Democrat Women’s Leadership Forum in Washington, D.C., Clinton urged party leaders to return to the basics and lay out the party’s values for voters. Fair wages, the “absolute promise of universal health care,” public school funding, gun safety reform and equal pay were at the top of the former first lady’s agenda items that she thought should stay central to the Democratic Party’s platform.

John McCain´s Last Fight
33 replie(s)
Politico, by Michael Hirsch    Original Article
Posted By: zephyrgirl- 5/18/2018 5:48:37 PM     Post Reply
John McCain always said he’d go down fighting, and so he has, dickering from his deathbed over CIA nominee Gina Haspel and pre-emptively disinviting President Donald Trump from his funeral, then leaving as a legacy some fierce final words for the leader of his party, who is now a political enemy. All Trump displays is “a reality-show facsimile of toughness,” the six-term Arizona senator and former GOP presidential candidate, who for a generation of Washington politicians has defined genuine toughness, writes in his forthcoming memoir. The irony of McCain’s curtain-closing contretemps with the president is that it is clearly

F.B.I. Used Informant to Investigate
Russia Ties to Campaign, Not to
Spy, as Trump Claims

33 replie(s)
New York Times, by Adam Goldman*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/19/2018 9:19:45 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — President Trump accused the F.B.I. on Friday, without evidence, of sending a spy to secretly infiltrate his 2016 campaign “for political purposes” even before the bureau had any inkling of the “phony Russia hoax.” In fact, F.B.I. agents sent an informant to talk to two campaign advisers only after they received evidence that the pair had suspicious contacts linked to Russia during the campaign. The informant, an American academic who teaches in Britain, made contact late that summer with one campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, according to people familiar with the matter. He also met repeatedly in the

Top Intel Dem warns Republicans:
Don´t try to out FBI source

32 replie(s)
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Max Greenwood    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 5/18/2018 9:57:26 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) warned Republican lawmakers on Friday not to expose the identity of top-secret FBI informant, saying that to do so would be "irresponsible" — and potentially illegal. "It would be at best irresponsible, and at worst potentially illegal, for members of Congress to use their positions to learn the identity of an FBI source for the purpose of undermining the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in our election," Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said in a statement. "Anyone who is entrusted with our nation’s highest secrets should act with the gravity and

Prince Charles to walk Meghan
down aisle at royal wedding

27 replie(s)
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/18/2018 6:25:11 AM     Post Reply
Windsor, England - Prince Charles will walk Meghan Markle down the aisle at the royal wedding — stepping in after the father of the bride fell ill just days before the ceremony. Kensington Palace said Friday that Markle´s future father-in-law, the heir to the British throne, would walk the American actress down the aisle at St. George´s Chapel in Windsor for her wedding to Prince Harry. The palace says he "is pleased to be able to welcome Ms. Markle to the Royal Family in this way." (Tweet) The decision comes after feverish speculation about who would have the honor after the bride announced that her father,

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry´s royal wedding:
Guests begin arriving, couple´s new titles revealed

27 replie(s)
Fox News, by Leora Arnowitz    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/19/2018 4:33:56 AM     Post Reply
WINDSOR, England – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s big day has come, and the sun is shining outside of St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle where early guests arrived about four hours before the royal wedding is set to begin. Many of the first guests to arrive were part of the approximately 1,200 members of the public that Markle and Prince Harry invited to witness their wedding, some of whom were invited due to their involvement in specific charities that are meaningful to the couple. Those guests will watch the wedding from a designated area outside of the castle, while


Post Reply   Close thread 940160





Recommended Trending videos


Sek-Float


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2015 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

FS