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It may take More than Sound Bites and One-liners to Pass Single Payer

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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“On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled yet another revision of the GOP’s fraught repeal-and-replace [R & R] legislation, and the controversial bill will either find the 50 Republican votes it needs to pass the upper chamber of Congress in the next few days — or it will perish once and for all,” Yahoo News wrote.

Despite Yahoo News being about as leftist as a “news site” can be, they in fact are right, perhaps regarding both claims. The latest iteration of R & R bills is fraught, as have been everyone since this current legislature gaveled in. Watching the pathetic spectacle has certainly caused me a great deal of stress and anxiety. Nothing they’ve offered comes close to the clean repeal they promised.

And Yahoo may also be right about this attempt being the last. At least I’m sure the Republican leadership is hoping it will. I agree with many conservatives who think the party isn’t interested in doing anything, and is merely strategizing behind closed doors on exactly who they will place the blame on to deflect from their own spinelessness. read more

WND Weekly Exclusive – Have We Lost Kooky California for Good?

by: the Common Constitutionalist

It looks like the agents of the department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are finally being allowed to the job they were hired to do – unless they were hired during Obama’s reign. Then, their job description was to look the other way, catch and release and taxi illegals to safe spaces throughout the country.

We on the right are thrilled to hear this news. However, for those on left – not so much.

Sob stories abound across the Internet at virtually every leftist site. Stories of mothers deported, leaving their children behind. Whole families of illegals, braving the snow and bitter cold, to make the trek into the loving arms of Canada. Illegals in Georgia who are voluntarily opting out of the food stamp program, so as not to be caught by Trump and his jackbooted ICE brigade. read more

Hillary Lost Without California

from: IBD

Outside California, Hillary Clinton lost the popular vote by 1.4 million to Donald Trump. (ZUMAPRESS.com/Newscom)Outside California, Hillary Clinton lost the popular vote by 1.4 million to Donald Trump. (ZUMAPRESS.com/Newscom)

Democrats who are having trouble getting out of the first stage of grief — denial — aren’t being helped by the fact that, now that all the votes are counted, Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote has topped 2.8 million, giving her a 48% share of the vote compared with Trumps 46%.

To those unschooled in how the United States selects presidents, this seems totally unfair. But look more closely at the numbers and you see that Clinton’s advantage all but disappears. read more

Americans Just Don’t Understand Why We Can’t Compete

by: the Common Constitutionalist

Listening to some of the those who call in to national Talk Radio shows is all the evidence one needs to be convinced of how woefully ignorant the American people on the left and right are regarding the economy, business, the market, etc.

I get that those who watch MSNBC don’t understand these concepts, but the folks who listen to conservative Talk Radio are supposed to be smarter than average. We hear from many Radio Hosts that the listeners of their particular show are the smartest audience out there. Yet listening to those who get through to converse with the Hosts on air appear to be just as ignorant. I don’t mean stupid – I mean ignorant. There is a big difference. Being ignorant is defined simply as lacking knowledge, whereas being stupid is a choice.

A good example of this is the subject of taxes. Empirical data clearly shows, as does common sense, that high taxation hurts the economy. An ignorant person may have never learned or been shown this, so they can’t be faulted for thinking otherwise or falling prey to some politicians rhetoric. A stupid person is one who rejects, for whatever reason, that which he or she has been shown as fact. read more

Advocating for Illegal Driver’s Licenses

by: the Common Constitutionalist

A few days ago Amy Taxin at AP Los Angeles wrote an article about illegal immigrants obtaining driver’s licenses, and the troubles they may encounter. The article was entitled “Immigrants get Warning on Drivers Licenses.”

She begins by writing “While tens of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally are preparing to apply for long-sought driver’s license in California starting January 2, others are being urged to think twice.”

Maybe it’s just me, but shouldn’t everyone have a problem with that sentence? I know we’ve heard over and over, but I just can’t get over the fact that we’re going to reward criminals with driver’s licenses.

She continues: “Immigrant advocates say the vast majority should be able to get licenses without trouble, but they want anyone who previously obtained a driver’s license under a false name or someone else’s Social Security number to speak first with a lawyer, fearing a new application could trigger a fraud investigation.”

Now who exactly are these immigrant advocates? To what end are they advising these criminals and more importantly, who the heck is paying for the services? Are they volunteers, working for the good of mankind, or are they hacks being paid by some nonprofit organization that ultimately skims money from the government by means of a bogus federal grant or porkulus type spending provided by one of the leftist California Senators or Congressmen? read more

California’s Illegal Drivers

from FOX 40 California:

California Division of Motor Vehicles is preparing for roughly 1.4 million new driver’s license applicants after Jan. 1.

That’s when Assembly Bill 60, or the Safe and Responsible Drivers Act, goes into effect.

FOX40 spoke with a Maria Rodriguez, an undocumented immigrant living in West Sacramento who plans to apply for a license under the new law.

“It’s the best thing that could have happened to us in California.  We’ve been waiting for it for many, many years,” Rodriguez said. read more

Dead Mans Curve

Just off a Los Angeles highway known for its  starring role in film car chases and its notorious stretch known as Dead Man’s  Curve, are rusting wrecks of cars abandoned after crashing off the picturesque  road.

Photographer Jason  Knight has explored the abandoned  wrecks on the steep banks of Mulholland Drive, a 55-mile stretch of ‘scenic  splendor’ constructed in 1924, which divides Hollywood from Santa  Monica.

‘I was intrigued by legends of cars left to  decay, dotting the hillsides below Mulholland Drive. The legends may have been  true, but no one had taken the time to photograph these cars,’ Knight told  Business  Insider.

Back to nature: Plants twist around the rusting exterior of a wrecked car in Mulholland DriveBack to nature: Plants twist around the rusting exterior  of a wrecked car in Mulholland Drive

 

Buried: Wrecks that are too expensive to haul back up the banks are left to disintegrate Buried: Wrecks that are too expensive to haul back up  the banks are left to disintegrate

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