Democrat candidates can’t dream up enough to give away for a vote

Whatever it takes to get a vote. I recall the days when it was illegal to sell alcohol on election day in our State. It harkened back to the days when candidates would try and buy a vote with a drink.

We have Fauxcahontas giving the LGBT Community reparations, apparently Black reparations are not enough. Here

 
Biden? He says 22 Million illegals will become legal.

There was a time not so long ago when most Americans would think all of this totally absurd.

Here is the big one for the kiddies. This should bankrupt us.

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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A Guide to Trump’s foreign business interests

 

If you are interested in what world-wide assets Trump holds, this may be of interest to you. Clearly the intent of the open Secrets post is to cast aspersions on Trump and it becomes clear. Setting that aside, I have wondered myself just what and where are Trump’s financial interests. Wander over for some decent maps:

Trump continued to hold more than $130 million in foreign assets in a revocable trust as his second year in office came to a close, according to OpenSecrets’ analysis of the president’s most recent annual personal financial disclosure released by the Office of Government Ethics last month.Trump’s business entanglements continue to leave him with positions, assets, trademarks and other business interests in more than 30 countries.

Here you can see what countries are spending the most on lobbying and influence in the United States. FARA map linked at below at Open secrets

 

When it comes to foreign properties, the Trump Organization often charges a licensing fee to put the Trump name on the building and in some cases agrees to manage the property in exchange for a cut of the profits. This business model allows Trump to put his name on as many hotels and golf courses as possible while mitigating risk.

 

Check out Trump’s foreign interests in the countries below:Argentina | Azerbaijan | Bermuda | Brazil | Canada | China | Dominican Republic | Georgia | India | Indonesia | Ireland | Israel | Mexico | Panama | Philippines | Qatar | Russia | Saudi Arabia | Scotland | South Korea | St. Martin | St. Vincent | Turkey | United Arab Emirates | Uruguay |

 

Here you can see what countries are spending the most on lobbying and influence in the United States.

FARA

 

For the full thing go to Open secrets

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Texas gained almost nine Hispanics for every White last year

 

 

New census estimates show Texas’ Hispanic population growth continues to surpass white population growth, with Hispanics on pace to soon represent a plurality.

The 2016 United States presidential election in Texas was won by Republican Donald Trump by a 9% margin over Democrat Hillary Clinton. As we eye 2020 we would be wise to look at the changing demographics. By 2022 it is estimated that the plurality of the population will be Hispanics:

The gap between Texas’ Hispanic and white populations continued to narrow last year when the state gained almost nine Hispanic residents for every additional white resident.

With Hispanics expected to become the largest population group in Texas as soon as 2022, new population estimates released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau showed the Hispanic population climbed to nearly 11.4 million — an annual gain of 214,736 through July 2018 and an increase of 1.9 million since 2010.

The white population, meanwhile, grew by just 24,075 last year. Texas still has a bigger white population — up to 11.9 million last year — but it has only grown by roughly 484,000 since 2010. The white population’s growth has been so sluggish this decade that it barely surpassed total growth among Asian Texans, who make up a tiny share of the total population, in the same time period.

Soon to become a plurality, the Hispanic population in Texas has grown massively since 2010. Meanwhile, the white population is barely staying ahead of the Asian population in growth.

Race 2010 population 2018 population estimate Increase
Hispanic 9,460,921 11,368,849 1,907,928
Black 2,899,884 3,441,644 541,760
White 11,428,638 11,912,849 484,211
Asian 960,543 1,433,736

More at Texas Tribune

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Dem Rep Norma Torres is sick of all the ‘sex-starved males’ in the House of Rep

 

Classy! Dem Rep. Norma Torres is sick of all the ‘sex-starved males’ in the House who have the wrong opinion on abortion!

Norma Torres
Representatives for California’s 35th congressional district.

 

Quote of the day and that is for sure.

As I recall, members cannot personally impugn their colleagues on the floor. Are they not suppose to be censored? But of course not. The House of Representatives descending into chaos.

Torres, is one of the newest members of the House Rules Committee.Rules? What Rules. I would say she broke House Rules.

 

 

 

 

 

Still wondering if I am right about Rules being followed? Let’s take a look at a Nadler clip back in May and how he runs his shop. This is how it goes when there is no hearing promotion and just a few are watching C-Span 3.

If there is any question about the functioning of the Committee of Nadler’s Judiciary, take a few seconds out to observe the chaos. The Democrats are opining that Trump is becoming a Dictator?

Chairman Jerry Nadler Running The House Judiciary Committee Chaos Breaks Out – Published May 20, 2019,

Caught by us bloggers who have way to much time watching C-Span!

 

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Phila to Ban “Gentrification Symbols” of Balconies and Bay Windows UPDATE!

 

There goes the old neighborhood.  Apparently councilman Johnson didn’t get paid a big enough payoff. That’s how Philadelphia rolls. Yes those dilapidated row houses are just cute as a button. Anyway, we don’t want those white folks moving in now do we?

In Philadelphia, city councilman Kenyatta Johnson has pushed for the city to ban balconies and bay windows from new apartments and condos, saying that they are a “symbol of gentrification” that causes anxiety, as he criticizes the new housing developments being built in the city.

Meanwhile, the “blame whitey” ban on balconies and bay windows passed out of committee and is now on the mayor’s desk, waiting to be signed into law. Johnson added “I call them pop-out windows, that’s where we have these monstrosity developments with windows with aluminum siding that are green or orange or blue, and they don’t fit on these blocks that are all red-brick rowhouses.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports:

Johnson, who represents much of South Philadelphia, introduced a bill during City Council’s May 23 session that would ban balconies and bay windows across Point Breeze and Grays Ferry. The two architectural features would still be allowed outside of those two neighborhoods, but according to the bill, the distance from which they can project from a building would continue to be regulated.

Johnson’s legislation comes amid unprecedented change in his district, which stretches from the fast-gentrifying neighborhoods of Graduate Hospital and Point Breeze, to areas farther south and west, including the Navy Yard and Eastwick. Thousands of new rowhouses have been built, adding taller and showier structures to older and modest rowhouse blocks. The boxy, bump-out bay windows that Johnson aims to legislate have become a well-known architectural feature of Philadelphia’s construction boom, just as aluminum siding and roof decks have.

For some homeowners in the market for newly constructed homes, balconies and bump-out bay windows offer two things that a traditional rowhouse can’t: additional space and light.Other people see these architectural features as a defining symbol of gentrification — bringing with it anxieties about cost-of-living increases and displacement. And yet others worry that the features disrupt the appearance and character of older blocks.

Bay windows “are absolutely reflective of the change that has happened in that [area] in the last 15 years or so,” said Patrick Grossi, advocacy director for the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia. “They are an icon of that change, and maybe for a lot of people, they are an icon of unwelcome change

Wander over to the full thing if you want to read about all of the corruption. But I bet you have the drift by now.

More at Gateway Pundit

UPDATE: Couldn’t resist “Little Boxes” as it came to mind.

 

Want to bet the Mayor signs the bill?

Less than half of violent crimes are solved in America

 

How is our “Thin Blue Line” doing these days? Apparently in regard to solving major crimes, not so well. If your car has been stolen apparently the best you can hope for is a police report so you can collect from your insurance company.

When I had my car stolen years ago, I was told by the police that “it would be best if it were not found.” So not only would the offender not be caught apparently, but my car would be in a shape I wold prefer not to to get back.

I for one, commend those who are willing to face the dangers of this profession on a daily basis. How can we improve these statistics is a question that needs to be asked.

I caught this piece over at Mises Wire. An interesting post and worth a read:

One of the central arguments in favor of the government’s monopoly on police powers is that government police are essential in “keeping us safe.” Without this “thin blue line” between chaos and order, we are told, society will descend into chaos.

How exactly this order is maintained by police, however, is less clear. In recent years, police agencies have insisted they have no legal obligation to directly intervene to protect people from threats posed by criminals. The courts have agreed.

Having abandoned the “protect” part of “to serve and protect,” the police have retreated to the claim that their real role is simply to “enforce the law.” This “enforcement” presumably would include investigation of crimes and arrests of suspects.

So how is that going for them?

According to the most recent FBI “Crime in the United States” report, only 45 percent of violent crime lead to arrest and prosecution. That is less than half of violent crimes result in what is known as a “clearance” of the crime. Property crime clearances are much worse. Only 17 percent of burglaries, arsons, and car thefts are “cleared.”

Among violent crimes, homicides experience the highest clearance rate by far, at 61 percent. Aggravated assault comes in at 53 percent, and rape at 34 percent.

But these are just cases where arrests are made and prosecutions are initiated. A smaller number of cases actually lead to convictions. A crime may be cleared even when the suspect is later exonerated.

…..

According to the Vera Institute of Justice, “fewer than five percent” of arrests

are for serious violent crimes. Instead, the bulk of police work is in response to incidents that are not criminal in nature and the majority of arrests involve non-serious offenses like “drug abuse violations”—arrests for which increased more than 170 percent between 1980 and 2016—disorderly conduct, and a nondescript low-level offense category known as “all other non-traffic offenses.”

These offenses are behind 80 percent of all arrests.

Keep reading at Mises Org.

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

Iran police arrest 30 in yoga class

 

One wonders how long the Iranian people will tolerate the religious fanaticism of the Iranian regime. It’s not like the country has always been in the stone age. Unlike it’s uncivilized neighbors, Iran enjoyed a Western life style just a few decades ago. Something to be said for our Second Amendment.

Stock Photo. Not Iran

Thirty people taking part in a yoga session have been arrested during a private class in Iran, reports suggest, causing a buzz across the country’s social media.

They were detained at a private residence in the northern city of Gorgan, where they were apparently taking part in a mixed class.

Local justice department official Massoud Soleimani said the instructor, who was also arrested, had no licence to run the class and had advertised the event on Instagram.

He also said that those taking part were wearing “inappropriate outfits” and had “behaved inappropriately”, the Tasnim news agency reports.

The Islamic establishment in Iran does not allow any mixed-gender sports activities.

Professional-level yoga teaching is also banned in the country.

Twitter is officially banned in the country. However, there does appear to be an increased surveillance of Instagram by Iran’s authorities, especially more recently.

This week the social media accounts of at least three street musicians were apparently seized by Iranian authorities for publishing “criminal content”, while singer Negar Moazzam is currently under investigation after performing for a group of tourists in the country’s Isfahan Province.

Her Instagram account is no longer public.

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