Put Down That Romaine Lettuce – It may Contain E. coli

As of late yesterday, there have been 32 stricken with E. coli in 11 States thus far. Although no deaths have been reported, 13 people have been hospitalized – one with kidney failure.

from the CDC:

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, Canada, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are investigating a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli O157:H7) infections linked to romaine lettuce.

Advice to Consumers, Restaurants, and Retailers:

CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants not serve or sell any, until we learn more about the outbreak. This investigation is ongoing and the advice will be updated as more information is available.

  • Consumers who have any type of romaine lettuce in their home should not eat it and should throw it away, even if some of it was eaten and no one has gotten sick.
    • This advice includes all types or uses of romaine lettuce, such as whole heads of romaine, hearts of romaine, and bags and boxes of precut lettuce and salad mixes that contain romaine, including baby romaine, spring mix, and Caesar salad.
    • If you do not know if the lettuce is romaine or whether a salad mix contains romaine, do not eat it and throw it away.
    • Wash and sanitize drawers or shelves in refrigerators where romaine was stored. Follow these five steps to clean your refrigerator.

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Podcast – Florida Election Fraud

by: Brent Smith at Common Constitutionalist

With every passing day, things just get worse. Recent headlines attempt to paint the ballot problems in a certain Florida County as “Bungling.” Not hardly

What is happening in Broward County can only be classified as election fraud.

Senator Marco Rubio recently called it out and Representative Matt Gaetz obtained a court order to inspect the democrat vote altering malfeasance.

Can anything be done to fix the ongoing problem of election fraud in South Florida? read more

Santa – Bring Me an Assault Rifle Before the Democrats Ban Them

A prologue from Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

If you’re a second amendment guy or gal, a hunter whose choice is a semi-automatic rifle instead of a bolt action, or just a gun enthusiast, you may wish to add something to your Christmas list this year.

Being that Santa Claus is most likely still coming to town – the dems haven’t taken over yet – you may want him to put an “assault” rifle under the Christmas tree, while he still can.

I have. Hopefully he’ll me bring the scary black, short barrel carbine on my list. I’ve been a good boy this year Santa. Oh please, oh please.

But why the urgency? Why is it imperative for Santa to come through this Christmas morning?

Well, it’s because the democrats are also coming to town. And unlike Santa, these leftists aren’t bringing joy to all the little girls and boys – or Moms and Dads, or any reasonable Americans.

For one of gifts they plan to give to the American people is a plan to enact shining new gun control legislation after they take over in 2019.

From NewsMax:

House Democrats to Make Gun Control a Priority for 2019 read more

Dems Want to Count Non-Citizen Votes – What a Surprise

It seems that left to own their devices, the democrats will never just do the right thing. It’s ever and only about winning and winning at any and all cost.

from the Blaze:

Gillum, Nelson lawyers object to discarding non-citizen vote, now suing to recount excluded ballots

On Friday, attorneys for both Andrew Gillum and Bill Nelson objected to disqualifying a non-citizen vote during the Palm Beach County Canvassing Board proceedings, as outlined in a transcript from the court reporter hired by the Palm Beach County GOP to create a record of the meeting, which is open to the public. read more

Democrat Immigration Hypocrisy on Display Yet Again

from the Daily Caller:

FEINSTEIN URGED OBAMA TO USE PRESIDENTIAL POWER TO LIMIT IMMIGRATION: ‘NO LEGISLATION NECESSARY’

  • Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California encouraged then-President Barack Obama to use broad presidential powers to tighten immigration rules in response to a wave of migration from Central America in 2014.
  • In a letter to Obama, Feinstein cited the same statutory authority that President Donald Trump invoked to make illegal border-crossers ineligible for asylum.
  • That authority comes from Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, which allows the president to “impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.”

Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein encouraged then-President Barack Obama to use the “very broad power” granted to him by Congress to limit immigration in any way he saw fit, according to a letter obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. read more

Democrats Come to the Aid of Once Hated Jeff Sessions

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The saga of the Jeff Sessions firing is fascinating.

I’ve heard many conservatives say that Sessions should not have been fired. And more so that president Trump should not have been so outwardly hostile to the man for recusing himself from involvement in the dinner theater that is the Mueller investigation.

But what was the president suppose to do? As I understand it, Jeff Sessions gave no indication that he would recuse himself prior to being appointed Attorney General. It was only after he was confirmed, that Sessions dropped that bombshell.

Trump had every right to be angry. Sessions should have told Trump ahead of the appointment so that president could make an informed decision to even nominate him. Trump could then have easily pulled the nomination in favor of someone else.

Now that Trump has pulled the trigger and fired Sessions, the democrats are predictably howling about it. Like Sessions was this great guy. read more

DOES ‘GM’ STAND FOR ‘GOVERNMENT MANDATE’?

by: Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

By her own admission, the CEO of General Motors wants to further her pursuit into crony-corporatism to achieve her vision of an all-electric, zero-emissions future.

There is something inherently wrong with the term crony-corporatism – although most use the term crony-capitalism.

There really isn’t anything capitalistic about cronyism. And there isn’t anything inherently wrong with corporatism. In both cases, the problem is “crony.”

For those unfamiliar, crony-corporatism is when a private-sector corporation gets in bed with the government. It may be federal or state, but in either case (or both), the corporation curries favor with the government, seeking special carve-outs and regulations that effectively lock out their competition. It’s an insidious relationship that benefits none but the corporation and government special interests. The consumer always suffers in the end. read more

Can We Built the Wall Already?!

Earlier I posted an article on Afghanistan and how since the war began, we’ve poured $2 trillion into the effort with little results and less accountability. Yet we can’t come up with a paltry $25 billion for a Southern border wall which, when completed, will present full accountability and save trillions over time. Instead, the few real patriots left in government have to concoct elaborate plans to raise the funds.

from the Washington Free Beacon:

Inhofe Rolls Out Plan to Pay for Wall

Senator Jim Inhofe (R., Okla.) announced Thursday a proposal to fully fund a border wall along the southwestern border, offsetting the cost by reducing illegal immigrants’ access to federal welfare. read more

Trump is Constitutionally Correct in Ending Birthright Citizenship

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The subject of birthright citizenship is once again in the news. President Trump says he intends to sign an Executive order ending the practice. Leftists and faux-constitutional scholars are up in arms. What a shock.

CNN writes that, “Such a step would be regarded as an affront to the US Constitution, which was amended 150 years ago to include the words: ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.’”

In 2015, then candidate Trump exclaimed his desire to deport all illegal aliens. In rebuttal, Robert Tracinski at The Federalist  argued that deporting birthright citizens would be a direct assault on the Constitution and “the thousand year history of English common law.”

Tracinski explained that at the time of the founding, America embraced birthright citizenship – that “for the Founders, rejecting jus soli or birthright citizenship would have meant either greatly restricting the growth and expansion of the new nation or, more likely, creating a system in which there was a large and growing subpopulation of people who were disenfranchised in the land of their own birth. An idea totally incompatible with a government based on the consent of the governed.” read more

You Have to Pass Medicare for All to See How Bad it Is

from IBD:

Dems Won’t Tell Voters How Radical ‘Medicare For All’ Is

Remember when Republicans said that ObamaCare was designed to fail so Democrats could push “single payer?” That was called conspiracy mongering. But guess what? ObamaCare is failing. And Democrats are now pushing “Medicare for All” as the solution.

Trouble is, Democrats aren’t telling voters anything about what “Medicare for All” means. Probably because the plan would be the most radical socialization of health care on the planet.

Everyone from New York socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke has called for “Medicare for All.” So far, 123 congressional Democrats and 16 Democratic Senators have co-sponsored “Medicare for All” bills. read more