California To Offer Full Medical Coverage To Illegal Aliens

Another burden for the taxpayers.

Via Politico:

California is poised to become the first state in the nation to offer full health coverage to undocumented adults even as the Trump administration intensifies its crackdown by separating families at the border.

The proposal — which would build on Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2015 decision to extend health coverage to all children, regardless of immigration status — is one of the most daring examples yet of blue-state Democrats thumbing their nose at President Donald Trump as they pursue diametrically opposed policies, whether on immigration, climate change, legalized marijuana or health care.

“California has never waited for the federal government, or for a political climate, to be able to take leadership on a whole host of issues,” state Sen. Ricardo Lara, author of the state Senate bill to extend Medicaid coverage to all adults, told POLITICO.

But at a time when Trump is already attempting to re-energize state Republican voters — he met with California conservatives at the White House last week to strategize against the state’s sanctuary policies — the initiative might be risky. For starters, it will be costly: The annual price tag to expand Medicaid benefits to poor adult immigrants without legal status is projected at $3 billion annually. Some also worry that extending health coverage could make California a magnet for undocumented immigrants from other states.

“It would give Republicans relevance in California they would never have before,” said David McCuan, a political analyst and political science professor at Sonoma State University. He suggested the proposal would energize Republican voters, who make up a quarter of the electorate, as well as conservative-leaning unaffiliated voters.

Any meaningful opposition could slow the plan’s progress through the state Legislature despite its strong backing from Democrats, providers and advocates for the poor.

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HT: Huck Funn

Not From The Onion: Dems Say ‘Culture Of Corruption’ To Be Focus Of Midterms

People that live in glass houses…

Via NBC News:

Democrats are going to make prosecuting what they called a “culture of corruption” in President Donald Trump’s administration a central theme of this year’s midterm elections, the party’s congressional leaders signaled Monday.

“The swamp has never been more foul or more feted than under this president,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said at a press conference on the Capitol steps.

The strategy is a bit of a departure for Democrats, who have so far focused more on advancing their own economic ideas and middle-class pocketbook agenda rather than taking on Trump.

But midterm elections have often functioned as a referendum on the president. And the strategy is acknowledgement that the opposition party may be better off swimming with the anti-Trump tide and harnessing the energy among progressives.

“The problem is that a lot of people hear that (economic) message, they agree with that message, but they’re not convinced that we can actually get it done because they view Washington as captured by special interests,” Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md., who helped craft the new strategy, told NBC News.

“We realized that every other message we’re putting out there needs to be accompanied by a democracy reform agenda,” Sarbanes continued. “We think that that caffeinates every other message that we’re delivering.”

He added at the press conference, “The people know what happens when a culture of corruption takes hold. Government works for somebody else and not for them.”[…]

That tone was notably different than the one the two leaders struck a year ago when they laid out the first planks of their “Better Deal” messaging plan in suburban Virginia.

Trump was rarely mentioned. Instead, the focus was on giving voters a reason to vote for Democrats, and not simply against Republicans.

“Too many Americans don’t know what we stand for,” Schumer said. “Not after today.”

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Bill Nye: Taxing Cow Farts A ‘Fantastic Thing For The World’

Doesn’t pass the smell test.

Via Breitbart:

Netflix host “Science Guy” Bill Nye has a new solution for the world’s environmental problems: taxing cow farts.

“Well, this is what we can do and it’s a win-win: to have a fee on carbon. So if you are raising livestock and producing a lot of carbon dioxide with your farm equipment and the exhaust from the animals, then you would pay a fee on that and it would be reflected in the price of meat, reflected in the price of fish, reflected in the price of peanuts,” Bill Nye said in a recent interview with the Daily Beast.

“This would be a free-market way to reckon the real cost of a meat diet to the world,” Nye continued. “But conservatives now are against such a thing because they’re against any regulation, any tax or any government involvement in anything. But again, it won’t last, and a carbon fee would be a fantastic thing for the world.

Environmentalists have been arguing this for years. In 2008, Rajendra Pachauri the then-head of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was urging people to go meat-free at least once a week to save the planet. (Easy for Pachauri since he is himself a vegetarian).

In 2010, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), also urged the world to go vegan, claiming in a report: “Animal products cause more damage than [producing] construction minerals such as sand or cement, plastics or metals. Biomass and crops for animals are as damaging as [burning] fossil fuels.”

In 2016, an Oxford University report made much the same claim: “The research, led by scientists at the Oxford Martin School, found that shifting to a mostly vegetarian diet, or even simply cutting down meat consumption to within accepted health guidelines, would make a large dent in greenhouse gases.”

But there is, in fact, little scientific evidence to support the contention that cow farts contribute in any serious way to global warming.

As climate scientist Tim Ball has argued, the myth arose because “special interest environmental groups used inadequate data and scientific knowledge to create a false narrative.”

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‘Miracles Happen’: Soldier Reunites With Stray Dog She Adopted In Iraq

Via Stripes:

Military reunion videos tug at the heartstrings, even more so when that reunion involves a dog.

Throw in the fact that the dog was actually a rescue that a deployed soldier in Iraq managed to get back to Florida, and even the steeliest of dark hearts would be hard pressed to survive the sight of the tail-wagging, face-licking joy of one obviously happy canine. The soldier was pretty happy as well.

That’s the case with a video of U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Tracy McKithern, who took in a puppy that was wandering the streets near a base in northern Iraq in 2017 and through a lot of help managed to have that puppy make its way to Florida.

McKithern, a combat photographer with the 982nd Combat Camera Co., was deployed to the Kurdistan Training Coordination Center near Irbil from April 2017 to January 2018, according to story by McKithern’s friend and Army Sgt. Ken Scar on dvidshub.net.

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House Republicans To Call For Second Special Counsel To Investigate Alleged FISA Abuse, Hillary Clinton Probe

Via Fox News:

A group of congressional Republicans plans to introduce a resolution Tuesday calling for the appointment of a second special counsel to investigate alleged misconduct at the FBI and Justice Department.

The resolution is backed by Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus as well as two of the group’s co-founders — Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.

Fox News has learned the 12-page resolution will ask a second special counsel to probe matters related to three topics: The ending of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, the progress of the Trump-Russia investigation from its origins through the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel, and abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) during the warrant application process.

The resolution is expected to say that a second special counsel would have greater autonomy to investigate those issues than the Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General. Last week, Inspector General Michael Horowitz told lawmakers that he had completed his draft report on the Clinton investigation and submitted it to the DOJ and the FBI.

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Servers Protest Sarah Jessica Parker’s Gala To Raise Minimum Wage In Restaurants

Sarah Jessica gets served.

Via Daily Caller:

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker’s gala to raise the minimum wage in the restaurant industry backfired when some of its own servers protested the dinner Monday.

Parker’s “Dinner with Friends” event is facing backlash from people within the restaurant industry — the very people the gala is supposedly trying to help out, the New York Post reported. The exclusive gala’s tickets are going for as much as $50,000, with dinner starting at $500 a head. The lofty costs are aimed at fundraising for the One Fair Wage campaign. However, the sheer cost is met with objection from people within the industry believing that raising the minimum wage will put people in the industry out of jobs.

“I’ve been contacted by dozens of servers who were interested in protesting this event,” Joshua Chaisson, a Maine bartender who also represents the Restaurant Workers of America, told the New York Post. “They were particularly furious about a $50,000-per-table fundraiser to harm our industry, attended by people who don’t work in our industry.”

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Trump Meets With Rosenstein, Wray About Campaign Spying Claims

Democrats are more concerned about the meeting than the actual spying on a political opponent.

Via Fox News:

President Trump on Monday met with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray, a day after demanding a DOJ investigation into whether the FBI “infiltrated” his 2016 campaign.

“Based on the meeting with the president, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

Sanders said it was also agreed to that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly will “immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with congressional leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.”

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Grassley Requests Interview With Bruce Ohr And Any Docs On His Dealings With Chris Steele

Grassley is the bomb, one of the few honest, honorable guys out there. And things are definitely heating up.

Via Fox News:

The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee asked the Justice Department Monday to turn over communications between former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, British spy Christopher Steele and others about the infamous anti-Trump dossier.

In a letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, requested Ohr’s emails, phone logs, written notes and text messages. Grassley also asked the Justice Department to arrange for Ohr to be interviewed by Committee staff.

Grassley wrote that he wants to know whether Ohr continued to pass information from Steele to others at the FBI after the bureau terminated the former MI6 man as a source for disclosing his relationship with the FBI to the media.

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Obama’s Ed Sec Defends Call to Pull Kids Out of School, Makes Grammar Error Arguing For ‘Less Guns’

Grammar lesson for former Education Secretary Arne: when something is not countable, it’s ‘less’ (as in ‘after I drank the water in the glass there was less) versus something countable like guns, it’s ‘fewer’ (as in after I stupidly took away one of the three guns, so there were fewer guns in the room).

Via Free Beacon:

Obama administration Education Secretary Arne Duncan called Friday for pulling students out of school until gun laws change, and Monday, he doubled down in an MSNBC interview.

In light of the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Duncan argued that America must “think radically different than we ever have” on gun control. He said that only increased political pressure can create the necessary breakthrough to make schools safe from shooters.

“As adults, we’re failing to keep our kids safe. We have to create a level of tension, honestly, that will help us break through politically,” he said.

Duncan said teenagers are leading the charge to finally stand up to lawmakers and bring about the widespread public desire for new gun control laws.

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Anti-Gun Professor Found Guilty In Vandalism Case Involving NRA Lobbyist’s Home

This is what you get when you whip up the left into a fervor against the NRA. Fortunately, no one was physically hurt.

Via Daily Caller:

An Alexandria General District Court judge found a Nebraska professor guilty of one count of an act of vandalism at the home of NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris Cox in Alexandria, Va.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor Patricia Wonch Hill, who pleaded not guilty, must pay a thousand-dollar fine and was ordered to stay 500 feet away from the Coxes residence.

The act of vandalism occurred in January 2018. According to witnesses, Professor Hill sprayed fake blood on Cox’s home. During the criminal trial, Cox’s legal team also presented surveillance video from the home that allegedly shows Hill committing the crime.

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Parkland Gun Control Activist With Largest Following Pushes Lie That US Government Funds NRA

These kids really are in need of a proper education.

Via IJR:

On Sunday, a tweet went viral promoting a lie that the U.S. government funds the NRA. An account by the name of Ken tweeted that the NRA should be defunded to give teachers a raise:

The tweet has been liked by over 120,000 people despite clearly being based on a false statement.

Emma González — a Parkland shooting survivor who has gained over 1.6 million followers on Twitter for her outspoken, aggressive stance on gun control — was one of the many who retweeted the tweet.

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Anti-Trump Porn Star Admits To Charge In Trump Resort Shooting — Then His Mic Gets Cut

Via Daily Caller:

The man who opened fire inside of Trump National Doral Golf Club early Friday morning comically admitted to one of his charges when facing a judge on Monday morning, ABC 10 reports.

The 42-year-old porn actor and stripper Jonathan Oddi is currently facing five counts of attempted murder, one count of aggravated assault per attempted murder charge, burglary, criminal mischief, grand theft and creating a false fire alarm.

Oddi admitted to the false fire-alarm charge as his public defender was attempting to get it dismissed.

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WaPo, NYT: FBI Embedded Informant In Trump Campaign To Protect Him

Hahahahahahaha.

Via Daily Wire:

Ever wonder what color the sky is in the mainstream media’s world?

Us, too.

Throughout the last week, stories exploded about the Obama FBI embedding an informant inside the campaign of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump called the reports “bigger than Watergate” and the “all-time biggest political scandal!”

But not to the Washington Post and the New York Times. Over the weekend, both stellar news agencies wrote stories saying the insertion of an informant was simply to protect Trump.

“The FBI didn’t use an informant to go after Trump. They used one to protect him,” read the Post’s headline.

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DOJ Agrees To Allow Congress To Review Requested Documents

They basically had to be threatened into complying with the law.

Via Daily Caller:

The Department of Justice will allow Congress to review highly classified requested documents relating to the FBI’s investigation into the Trump 2016 campaign in conjunction with the White House and other agencies, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday.

“Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign,” Sanders said.

“It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested,” she continued.

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Feminist Ghouls: “Abortion Is AWESOME!”…

On the bright side, at least we don’t have to worry about these two contaminating the gene pool.

HT: Twitchy

Flashback Tweet Of The Day…

Yes, yes you did.

HT: Twitchy

Shocker: Maduro Declared Winner Of Venezuela Election…

Sean Penn rejoice!

Ellison: Republicans Using Bible Study To Influence Voters In Prison…

Oh boy.

UN Human Rights Council To Investigate Israel For “War Crimes” In Gaza…

Yawn…

Via JPost:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday charged the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva with supporting terrorism by launching a war-crimes investigation of Israeli actions on the Gaza border.

“There is nothing new under the sun. An organization that calls itself a council for human rights has once again proven that it is hypocritical and biased [and its] purpose is to harm Israel and support terror,” Netanyahu said.
“Israel completely rejects the resolution that was adopted by an automatic anti-Israel majority whose results were known from the start. Israel will continue to defend its citizens and soldiers as it has the right to defend itself.”

The prime minister spoke just after the 47-member UNHRC voted 29-2, with 14 abstentions and two absences, to launch a commission of inquiry into Israel and its treatment of Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

However, it intends to focus on the IDF’s killing of 102 Palestinian protesters during riots along the Gaza-Israel border over the last seven weeks. The resolution spoke of investigating all parties involved in the violence.

Israel was the only party specifically condemned in the resolution.

Britain To Tackle ‘Wild West’ Internet With New Laws

Tally-ho.

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will tackle “the Wild West elements” on the internet from cyberbullying to online child exploitation by introducing new laws for social media companies, digital minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday.

Launching a consultation on what measures should be used to ensure the safety of those using the internet, Hancock said the government would publish a white paper – a policy document that sets out proposals for future legislation – later this year and aim to bring in new laws “in the next couple of years”.

Better regulating social media companies has long been an aim of a government that has struggled to carry out its agenda with Britain’s departure from the European Union taking up much of ministers’ time.

“Digital technology is overwhelmingly a force for good across the world and we must always champion innovation and change for the better,” Hancock said in a statement.

“At the same time I have been clear that we have to address the Wild West elements of the Internet through legislation, in a way that supports innovation. We strongly support technology companies to start up and grow, and we want to work with them to keep our citizens safe.”

There was little detail on what kind of regulation should be used to protect those using the internet, but Hancock told the BBC that as part of the data protection bill now in parliament, firms could be fined up to 4 percent of their global turnover.

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