A new proposal to break up California into three states received enough signatures on Tuesday to make it onto the November 6 ballot. Now all it takes is a majority of California voters supporting it to start dismantling the country’s most populous, wealthy and most radical “LIBERAL” state!!
The Los Angeles Times provides some more details on what would be “the first division of an existing U.S. state since the creation of West Virginia in 1863”:
If a majority of voters who cast ballots agree, a long and contentious process would begin for three separate states to take the place of California, with one primarily centered around Los Angeles and the other two divvying up the counties to the north and south. Completion of the radical plan — far from certain, given its many hurdles at judicial, state and federal levels — would make history. …
The proposal aims to invoke Article IV, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the provision guiding how an existing state can be divided into new states. Draper’s plan calls for three new entities — Northern California, California and Southern California — which would roughly divide the population of the existing state into thirds.
Northern California would consist of 40 counties stretching from Oregon south to Santa Cruz County, then east to Merced and Mariposa counties. Southern California would begin with Madera County in the Central Valley and then wind its way along the existing state’s eastern and southern spine, comprising 12 counties and ultimately curving up the Pacific coast to grab San Diego and Orange counties.
Southern California is a bit more Conservative than the DIMocratic “Far Left” Northern California!!
The man behind the proposal is Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, who tried and failed in the past to convince Californians to divide the state into six new states — an effort undone in part because of questions about the economic viability of some of the new states, which his new proposal addresses better, and election officials invalidating many of the signatures on the proposal. Maybe the second time’s the charm.
Whether you store bread in a basket or on a fruit stand, studies show that keeping it on the counter is the last place you should be leaving your loaf. According to a report from Food Studies at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, the microorganisms that cause food to spoil grow best at room temperature. Bread will get moldy and fuzzy after about a week if you store it on your counter. And if you leave it exposed to light and air, it can speed up its deterioration. Mold spores in the air end up on your bread, but they have long roots, so it could take a few days before a blueish fuzz starts to sprout. That means you could be innocently almond buttering infected toast without realizing it.
Where You Should Store Bread Instead…
So you’re probably wondering how to store your bread, right? You can save room-temperature storage for canned foods and other non-perishable items. The best place for your bread is in your freezer! It doesn’t matter if you buy it fresh from the bakery or packaged from the grocery—don’t leave it out longer than a day. Astudy from the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that keeping bread in the freezer reduces the chances of mold developing, which in turn decreases food waste. Your loaf can last up to three months in the freezer and still be ready to eat in minutes. For example, Ezekiel Bread is sold in the frozen food aisle because sprouted grain bread has fewer preservatives than their enriched white cousins, so the grocers keep it cold to avoid early onset spoilage.
Is Mold Dangerous?
It’s frustrating to discover that the bread you were about to eat has more fuzz and spots than a Dalmatian. If you thought about removing the moldy parts and eating the rest, you’re not alone. The good news is that eating moldy bread won’t kill you, but consuming too much of it can cause tummy troubles, allergic reactions, and respiratory issues. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends tossing moldy food immediately, but if you wanted to eat it anyway, just make sure you remove the moldy spots and the areas around them to get the spore’s roots out, too. But if it’s on our list of the unhealthiest bread on the planet, it’s probably not worth saving anyway.
It is truly regrettable that a public school curriculum would deny scientific truth, the reality of how we are made,” Bishop Burbidge of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington wrote in a letter to the Fairfax County Times.“As a society, we must never forget the dignity of the human person, the true meaning of human sexuality, how God created us and taught us to live.”
A Virginia school district is raising eyebrows this week for their plans to remove clergy from their suggested “trusted adults” and begin using the phrase “sex assigned at birth” instead of “biological sex” in their Family Life Education curriculum
Catholic Bishop Michael Burbidge
The list of “trusted adults” are members of the community that students are advised to speak to on matters concerning sex or sexuality.
“I take that as a personal insult,” Catholic Bishop Michael Burbidge said in a statement about the changes. “What a great insult to our clergy who give their lives in service to God’s people, to God’s young people (helping) them to do what is good and right.”
Additionally, the changes will stop the practice of teaching that abstinence is the only 100-percent effective method of preventing sexually transmitted diseases, Todd Starnes reports.
An Indianapolis mother of two doesn’t want to leave America in handcuffs, and will instead return to Mexico on her own.
Erika Fierro, a 2001 Beech Grove High School graduate has been told she must leave the United States. She is in a race to sell or donate everything she owns before making the journey south. Her family pictures and heirlooms stay, but tables and strollers are going.
Her two children are 8 and 3.
“It’s hard right now,” she said. “My son doesn’t want me to touch his room.”
Since April, Fierro has been checking in every two weeks with immigration representatives. Her attempts to stay have all been rejected, and she wears an electronic ankle bracelet until she arrives at the border. Fierro’s husband, Jesus, has already been deported.
Their American-born children are waiting to get their US passports before she decides to go back to Mexico. She wants the option to send her children back to Indiana if Mexico proves unstable.
Fox News’ Harris Faulkner gave a tough-as-nails interview to Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell on Wednesday about deep state corruption.
Faulkner slammed deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein over a new report that he threatened to subpoena members of the House Intelligence Committee, but Swalwell insisted that he trusts Rosenstein’s credibility.
“Credibility matters, you know,” Swalwell said.
“Facts matter, too,” Faulkner shot back. “And they don’t care about your feelings. So it will be interesting to see what comes forth.”
Faulkner continued the interview by asking Swalwell if he agrees with former deputy AG Andrew McCabe that he was wrongfully terminated from his post.
In Polk County, Florida 11 men were arrested in connection with an undercover child pornography operation that included employees of Disney World and Legoland.
Last month detectives designed “Operation Guardians of Innocence II” to smoke out and arrest people involved with the possession, promotion, and distribution of child pornography.
The 11 suspects racked up 660 felony charges with more charges pending including possession of child pornography that included photos and videos of victims as young as three years old.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd stated “As you know, this is just the beginning – once we serve search warrants and seize the devices that these suspects are using to download and distribute pornography, we will do a complete forensic analysis, and in all likelihood we will be adding on more charges related to the felony possession and distribution of images and videos of children being sexually battered. Most of the images we saw during this investigation depicted children being sexually battered, that we have seen before – which means we haven’t yet identified any local child victims, but as always, that is also a part of our investigation.”
ABC Action News released a list of the suspects arrested in connection with the sting.
WAY TO GO GEORGE!! BOYS WILL BE BOYS AND TO SAY THEY CANT PLAY WITH THEIR TOY GUNS IS NOT AMERICAN OR BRITISH!! IF THERES PEOPLE HERE OR OVER THERE THAT THINK THIS IS NOT OK “ANYMORE” SHOULD TAKE THEIR LIBERAL DIMOCRATIC HEADS OUT OF THE SAND OR MOVE RIGHT ALONG WITH THE REST OF YOUR ANTI-SECOND ADMMENDMENT IDIOTS! TRY TO REMEMBER ONE VERY BASIC THING, GUNS DO NOT KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE!!………Papa Mike
On Sunday, England’s Princess Kate, accompanied by her four-year-old son George and her three-year-old daughter Charlotte, was photographed with her children playing in the sun at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, while the children’s father, Prince William, was playing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy. That would seem innocent enough, but photographs of young Prince George elicited outrage for one reason: he was playing with a toy gun.
Other photographs showed young George playing with a knife and handcuffs; all part of his fascination with police. Last November, George’s father William got a request list from George for Christmas that had only one item listed: a toy police car.
CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, best known for his role as a provocateur in the press pool, interrupted the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean Dictator Kim Jong-un by shouting questions at the president.
“Mr. President, did we agree to denuclearize?” Acosta shouted as Trump was signing a document.
Moments later, after Trump answered, Acosta shouted another question, asking, “Did you talk about Otto Warmbier, sir?”
That was not the only moment during the summit that Acosta made it about himself as he desperately sought attention.
Earlier in the day, Acosta yelled questions at Trump from a significant distance away, shouting, “Mr. President, how is the meeting going so far, sir? Any progress, Mr. President?”
After getting no response, Acosta continued, shouting, “Mr. Kim will you give up your nuclear weapons, sir?”
Woke up at 0200 and couldn’t get back to sleep. Nothin for it when that happens ‘cept to just get up, brew some mud, and do a brain dump. So guess what’s the first thing I see after I check the weather and click on a blog.
Mad Maxipad Waters. Sheeesh! What the hell is WRONG with that . . . that . . . that oversized trash-talkin rattletrap at the top of a fouled hawsepipe!
Each time she opens her hatch, it spews racist contagion into the atmosphere the rest of us have to breathe. Her gob is a meaningless yap, comparable to rap lyrics of the lowest order, disjointed, hateful . . . . jeeez, I could go on for hours with descriptive adjectives of that piehole.
Mad Maxine has said that Americans are “too dumb to understand the danger that Trump is to the country.” Maxine Waters? Calling people “dumb”? RUSM?? I wonder if she can even spell the word. Goddam race-card-playin, grievance-whorin, camera-hoggin, victim-entitlin, poverty-pimpin, corrupt, fraudulent, nepotistic, blithering, misguided idiot.
She says DJT is dishonorable, a habitual liar, and a con man who is always on the edge of bankruptcy. Without any evidence or polling numbers or proof of any kind, she insists that 70% of the people want him impeached. I doubt seriously if she understands the meaning of the term
Good grief! If ANYbody should be impeached, it’s Maxine Waters, for abuse of public funds and paying her family from taxpayer revenues for no-show jobs if for no other reasons, although mental incapacity does come quickly to mind, as well as impersonating a public servant.
Here’s her logic, not a true quote but pretty close: “Impeach 45! Don’t worry about what specific law to use in the process, just impeach him. There’s not any law that dictates impeachment, just the phrase in the Constitution ‘high crimes and misdeameanors.’ Impeachment is whatever Congress says it is. We define it. So let’s get on with it and impeach him.”
In other words, he’s not female, he’s not a liberal, he’s rich, he’s white, and his wife is a foreigner. What else do we need to know about him for impeachment? She’s as loony as Pelosi, as racist as Sheila Jackson-Lee, as ignorant as Frederica Wilson, and as delusional as Kamala Harris.
Waters would need to double the size of her cerebrum to qualify as a half-wit. She’s been confused ever since she saw a sidewalk sign saying “Walk” and she was riding in a car. So she got out and saw another sign which said “Don’t Walk” and now she doesn’t know what to do.
Reminds me of what my grandfather used to say about dumbass people: couldn’t pour piss out of a boot if the instructions were on the sole. Great example of what NOT to elect to Congress.
Wouldn’t be surprised to hear that she tried to buy a house on the Home Shopping Network. Heaven help her if she ever sees a truck with the word “Dodge” and another with the word “Ram” on ‘em. Prob’ly break her leg tryin to get out of their way.
A police officer shot and killed a 36-year-old Philadelphia woman who tried to run him over with an SUV on Saturday after a shoplifting attempt at a Marshalls store in Deptford Township, authorities said Sunday.
Two officers were called to the Marshalls, in a strip mall at 1800 Clements Bridge Rd., at about 3:40 p.m., to respond to a report that a man and two women were shoplifting there. A security guard in the store had recognized one of the suspects from a state police bulletin about an organized retail theft ring targeting the Marshalls chain.
Upon arrival, the officers saw the male suspect, Raoul Gadson, 43, of Philadelphia, struggling with store security guards. Gadson fled as the officers approached, while the two women — LaShanda Anderson, 36, and Chanel Barnes, 27, both of Philadelphia — jumped into their rented Nissan Armada.
Police ordered Anderson, the driver, to stop, but she accelerated and headed for them. She struck one officer, a patrol captain with 27 years on the force, with her open driver-side door. Witnesses said she then “accelerated straight at the [other] officer,” who fired in self-defense, prosecutors said.
The second officer, a sergeant and 17-year veteran, fired three shots at Anderson, causing the car to veer and narrowly miss him. Anderson was pronounced dead at the scene; the Gloucester County Medical Examiner’s autopsy on Sunday confirmed she died of gunshot wounds.
Barnes, the passenger, was taken into custody and charged with shoplifting. She is in the Salem County jail pending a hearing.
Gadson, who was charged with second-degree robbery and assault, escaped and remains at large.
The police captain struck by the car door was uninjured. The sergeant will be placed on leave pending the completion of an investigation into the shooting. Authorities did not identify the officers involved.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – Right now, there is more black market marijuana on our streets than ever before, that’s according to the El Paso County Sheriff. And, more illegal marijuana grows translates into mounting costs for taxpayers. El Paso County will spend thousands tracking them down and then getting rid of the product.
The Sheriff’s Office estimates they’ve seized roughly 5,200 marijuana plants since January 1 in the county. All of the seized plants and processed marijuana ends up in huge storage containers owned by EPSO. Once its there, the marijuana is dried out, shredded, and then turned into mulch. MORE
Of course the market’s flooded with ‘black market’ weed – why in the hell would I pay taxes on crap sold in a pot shop when I can pick up the phone and have the same amount of the same weed delivered to my door for half the price?
Did they seriously think that if they legalized it, it would put backyard growers out of business? The only way that would work is if the pot shops sold a much more potent strain, but that ain’t gonna happen considering that the backyard growers are the ones developing those very same strains.
I hope this helps us to understand just when the public’s respect for the NFL organization started to crumble….or fell OFF the plate entirely!!
* In 2012 the NFL had an issue with Tim Tebow kneeling for each game to pray, they also had an issue with Tebow wearing John 3:16as part of his eye-black to avoid glare, and made him take it off.
* In 2013 the NFL fined Brandon Marshall for wearing green cleats to raise awareness for people with mental health disorders.
* In 2014 Robert Griffin III (RG3) entered a post-game press conference wearing a shirt that said “Know Jesus Know Peace” but was forced to turn it inside out by an NFL uniform inspector before speaking at the podium.
* In 2015 DeAngelo Williams was fined for wearing “Find the Cure” eye black for breast cancer awareness.
* In 2015 William Gay was fined for wearing purple cleats to raise awareness for domestic violence. (Not that the NFL has a domestic violence problem…).
*In 2016 the NFL prevented the Dallas Cowboys from wearing a decal on their helmet in honor of 5 Dallas Police officers killed in the line of duty.
* 2016 the NFL threatened to fine players who wanted to wear cleats to commemorate the 15th anniversary of 9/11.
So tell me again how the NFL supports free speech and expression, all of a sudden… It seems quite clear based on these facts that the NFL has taken a position against any action by NFL players demonstrating RESPECT for any issue: For God, social causes such as mental health, cancer, domestic violence, for cops killed arbitrarily for being cops, for the Memory of 9/11…
BUT they will allow demonstrations of DISRESPECT for our National Flag, our National Anthem, for America , and for the American People, if it will help mollify a particular Group and its supporters. That is who and what the NFL has shown itself to be.
Honor our military, too many of whom have come home with the American Flag draped over their coffin.
This is total BULLSHIT!! This is a GIRLS track meet and these TRANSGENDER FREEKS are MALES, NOT GIRLS….This is a fraud and the parents of ALL THE GIRLS should take legal action against the school and the school district!! All people responsible for allowing this race to take place with male AND female competing AGAINST each other should be FIRED ASAP!….Papa Mike
You wonder how the other runners may have felt.
On Monday, when Connecticut had its State Open track and field championships at Willow Brook Park, one person broke the State Open records for girls in both the 100 and 200-meter runs.
That person was a biological boy.
Terry Miller of Bulkeley, a transgender, won the events. In the 100 meter dash, the runner-up was Andraya Yearwood of Cromwell, also a transgender.
Yearwood won the Class M sprint titles last year; Miller competed on the boys’ team during the winter indoor season then joined the girls’ competition.
Asked about the two girls who worked for years who got knocked out of the finals by Miller and Yearwood and the two girls who finished seventh and eighth in the finals who were denied a chance to compete in the New England championships, CIAC executive director Karissa Niehoff said, “We do feel for them. Fully agree it doesn’t feel good. The optic isn’t good. But we really do have to look at the bigger issues that speak to civil rights and the fact this is high school sports.”
Hillhouse coach Gary Moore told Hearst Connecticut Media that Miller should be able to compete, but the situation “wasn’t fair to the girls,” adding, something should be done to “level the playing field.” He stated, “I’ve been stopped by at least five coaches, all of them saying they really liked what I said in the paper. How come other coaches aren’t talking? This is a big issue a lot of coaches have, that we’ve got to do something, but how come you’re not saying anything? I’ve said what I needed to say. I’m getting a little annoyed with the coaches that we haven’t been able to get together and do what’s best for everybody.”
Selina Soule of Glastonbury High, who finished sixth in the 100 and has studied the literature about Title IX and competitive sports, said of the rule allowing transgender athletes to compete against persons of the opposite biological sex, “Of course, it should be that way for math and science and chorus. Sports are set up for fairness. Biologically male and female are different. The great majority is being sacrificed for the minority.”
A Muslim food cart vendor in Portland, Oregon admitted to attacking a Black woman customer on Wednesday, and calling her the ‘n’ word, but he blamed the stress of fasting for Ramadan, as well as family and business stress, for the outburst–part of which was recorded on video by the customer. The vendor, Islam R. El Masry, subsequently posted two videos to YouTube talking about the attack.
Willamette Week first reported on the food truck incident, which was allegedly the result of the vendor getting violently angry when the Black female customer tried to pay for her order with quarters.
The owner of a downtown food cart was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges this afternoon after hurling a Gatorade bottle at a black customer and then allegedly spraying her with Sriracha.
A video taken by the victim, Carlotta Washington, was provided to Willamette Week by an eyewitness. It shows Islam El Masry, owner of the Small Pharoah’s halal cart, arguing with Washington, who claims that El Masry called her the n-word after she attempted to pay for her lunch with quarters
The video shows El Masry telling her to “get the (f***) away” from the cart, then throws a Gatorade bottle at her, causing her to drop her phone…”
A food cart owner accused of a racist attack on a customer earlier this week released two rambling videos Friday, defending himself, blaming fasting for the incident and the media for blowing it out of proportion, and saying he hopes to go back to Egypt, his home country.
He also talks about using the racial slur and dousing the woman, who is African American, in Sriracha sauce.
Islam R. El Masry, the owner of Small Pharoah’s Egyptian and New Yorker Food at Southwest Fifth Avenue and Stark Street in downtown Portland, was arrested Wednesday after being filmed throwing a Gatorade bottle at customer Carlotta Washington.
…Washington told KGW in an interview that she never threw anything at El Masry.
El Masry says that after the bottle broke on the grill, he had to throw everything he was cooking in the garbage. Then, he says, he started insulting her “really bad,” got the Sriracha sauce and “put it in her face.”
He says he was in a bad mood because of pressure on his business and fasting for Ramadan.
“I was fasting at that day, and you know Ramadan,” he says, “we fast for like 18 hours now, and it’s really hard like to be in a hot place, no water and no food, and you’re cooking the food right in front of you. … plus also I’m a smoker, and I can’t smoke during the fasting.”
El Masry says even before the incident his main concern is selling his business so he can go home.
“My mom is sick,” he said. “My father’s sick.”
El Masry also said the victim threw a bottle at him, which the victim denied in an interview with KGW-TV.
Washington, who is a regular at the food cart on Southwest 5th Avenue and Stark Street, said El Masry appeared to be agitated with the customer before her and became more infuriated when he found out she was trying pay for her $7 lunch, in part, with quarters. Washington said she thought El Masry was going to count her money when he it took it from her hands but he instead threw it underneath the counter. At that point, Washington realized he wasn’t going to count it and asked for the money back because she was confident it was more than $7.
“That’s when he started getting angry, talking about, ‘I don’t have time for this,’” Washington said. “I really wasn’t putting two in two together. It was crowded and I just wasn’t really thinking and even considering how angry he was.”
El Masry told KGW he was extremely busy during the lunch rush and told Washington he didn’t have time to count the change and asked her to take her business elsewhere.
Washington said El Masry called her the n-word and ended up throwing the money back at her. She said that’s when she began crying, took out her cellphone and started filming.
…She said she never threw bottles at El Masry but shoved the bottles on his counter after he threw the Gatorade at her.
After she stopped filming, Washington said El Masry sprayed her with Sriracha hot sauce.
El Masry said he has a lot going on in his private life and his emotions got the best of him. He also said he’s not a racist.
Poor John McCain. The Arizona senator, who’s battling terminal brain cancer, thinks someone died and made him the leader of the free world.
Proving that he’s determined to be a thorn in President Trump’s side even on his deathbed, McCain once again tried to undermine the billionaire by slamming the tariffs Trump slapped on China and Canada (you know, like the ones they charge on American goods).
Senator McCain tweeted during the G7 Summit: “To our allies: bipartisan majorities of Americans remain pro-free trade, pro-globalization and supportive of alliances based on 70 years of shared values. Americans stand with you, even if our president doesn’t.”
The Obama administration lied to the American people.
The latest proof of their dishonesty: according to the Associated Press, the Obama administration attempted to end-around its own sanctions in order to give cash to the worst terror sponsor on the planet. Here’s the report:
The report by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations revealed that under President Barack Obama, the Treasury Department issued a license in February 2016, never previously disclosed, that would have allowed Iran to convert $5.7 billion it held at a bank in Oman from Omani rials into euros by exchanging them first into U.S. dollars. If the Omani bank had allowed the exchange without such a license, it would have violated sanctions that bar Iran from transactions that touch the U.S. financial system.
Only the fact that U.S. banks didn’t want to violate American law prevented Iran from getting its hands on $5.7 billion more in U.S. dollars. As Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) explained, “The Obama administration misled the American people and Congress because they were desperate to get a deal with Iran.” The Obama administration repeatedly lied — over and over again — about their supposed unwillingness to allow Iran “access to the US financial system.” Obama’s Treasury Secretary Jack Lew even testified to that effect.
So, what did Team Obama have to say about all of this? Unnamed Obama officials told the AP that they were acting “in line with the spirit of the deal,” and that the lies were justified because they were attempting to debunk arguments that Team Obama wanted to give even more concessions to the Iranians. Which is somewhat like arguing that Bill Clinton didn’t lie about Monica Lewinsky, he just wanted to debunk rumors that he had sex with an intern.