Stunning: California Dems Reject Feinstein for Reelection

from Zero Hedge:

In Unexpected Snub, California Democrats Refuse To Endorse Feinstein For Reelection

In a stunning – if not altogether unexpected – blow to long-time California Senator Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, the California state Democratic Party opted not to endorse their own senior senator as she prepares to start campaigning to defend her seat in the 2018 midterms.

Delegates to the state party convention instead favored progressive state Senate leader Kevin de León, over Feinstein by a 54% to 37% margin, according to results, which were announced early Sunday. And while neither candidate reached the 60% threshold required to receive the party endorsement outright for 2018, de Leon’s camp claimed it as a profound victory. read more

Trump says Release the FISA Memo

from Zero Hedge:

Trump Ignores DOJ Warning, Notifies Sessions He Wants FISA Memo Released

 President Trump broke with the Department of Justice last week by calling for the release of a four-page “FISA memo” purportedly summarizing widespread surveillance absues by the FBI, DOJ and Obama Administration, reports the Washington Post.

The President’s desire was relayed to Attorney General Jeff Sessions by White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly last Wednesday – putting the Trump White House at odds with the DOJ – which said that releasing the classified memo written by congressional republicans “extraordinarily reckless” without allowing the Department of Justice to first review the memo detailing its own criminal malfeasance during and after the 2016 presidential election.

The decision to release the memo ultimately lies with congress. read more

We’ll be Drowning in Oil!

from Zero Hedge:

Trump Announces Massive Expansion In Offshore Drilling; Environmentalists Outraged

In December 2017, during the twilight days of the previous administration, as one of Barack Obama’s last executive actions the former president formally blocked offshore oil and gas drilling in most of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, responding to a call from environmentalists who say the government needs to do more to prevent drilling in environmentally sensitive areas of U.S.-controlled oceans.

The move was not surprising: Obama had been expected to take the action by invoking a provision in a 1953 law that governs Outer Continental Shelf offshore leases, and he did just that to block drilling in federal waters in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea and most of its Beaufort Sea. He also protected 21 underwater canyons in the Atlantic Ocean from drilling. read more

33 Shocking Facts That Are All Bush’s Fault

by: the Common Constitutionalist


The other day Rush Limbaugh spoke of an article posted on Zero Hedge. If you’re not already – you should become a regular reader.


The article entitled “33 Shocking Facts Which Show How Badly the Economy Has Tanked under Obama.” Okay, it’s a bit wordy but it does alert you.


After reading it I couldn’t let it go without editorializing on at least some of the 33 facts.


If you’re an Obama sycophant, you may want to make yourself a little sign to hold up while reading. When you feel “The One” has been somehow maligned, just hold it up in front of you. The sign should simply read, “It’s All Bush’s Fault” or “Obama Inherited This Mess”.


Once a month the “jobs” or employment numbers are released. Oftentimes the media hail improvement in the figure, as if we were heading in the right direction. What they fail to report, due to agenda or ignorance, is that, “#2: Since Obama has been president, seven out of every eight jobs that have been ‘created’ in the US economy have been part-time jobs“.


That is an astounding figure and ties directly into the reason that, “#4: It is hard to believe, but an astounding 53% of all American workers now make less than $30,000 a year”.


Now you’ll notice the last quote stated “American workers“, for we’ve seen and heard that many welfare recipients clear far north of $30,000, tax-free.


I wrote an article some time ago trashing LBJ’s “Great Society” and “War on Poverty”. In it I stated that the poverty rate when the “war” began in 1965 was about 10%. Decades later and trillions of dollars of transfer payments later led to a rate still around 10%. Well, sad to say, there is an update: “#14: The poverty rate has shot up to 16.1%. That is actually higher than when the war on poverty began in 1965”.


Which dovetails directly into: “#15: During Obama’s first term, the number of Americans on food stamps increased by an average of about 11,000 per day”.


I live in a city of about 100,000 people. That means every 9.5 days the entire population of my city is added to the food stamp rolls. Incredible!


College, higher education can be important. It’s essential for many vocations, but it’s not for everyone. Yet it’s what we are told – to achieve you must go to college. So parents/students take out massive loans to pay for school. Then what? “#23: In 2008, the total amount of student loan debt in this country was $440 billion. At this point, it has shot up to about $1 trillion.”


Why so much? Well, debt is the amount one owes – hasn’t paid back. If one has no job, how is one to pay the debt? Couple that with the crony socialism of the university’s ability to continually raise their tuition rates without suffering any Administration or media backlash and voilà, massive student loan debt.


Putting a bold punctuation on this is: “#33: When you break it down, the amount of new debt accumulated by the US government during Obama’s first term comes to approximately $50,521 for every single household in the United States. Are you able to pay your share?”


Well are you? This country, like those in Europe, cannot continue down this path. If things don’t change, and I mean radically and quickly, that $50,000 payment will come due.