Hillary Clinton tells NAACP the police must ‘Stop the killings of African-Americans

While Clinton Cable News and MSNBC are frothing at the mouth regarding the possibility a few sentences at last night’s GOP convention were lifted from Mooch, the hildebeast moves on dividing and trying to shore up her base, agitating in a despicable way. So while the foam is still forming in the media’s mouths, the evil one moves on unnoticed.  She channels her inner religious camp meeting presentation style.

Just a day after three police officers were targeted and killed by a Muslim black nationalist in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Hillary Clinton is demanding that it’s the police who stop the violence.

Clinton spoke to the NAACP Monday, saying that law enforcement must “root out” biases against black Americans and stop killing them.

“We will not rest until we root out implicit bias and stop the killings of African-Americans,” Clinton told the crowd in a preacher-like tone.

“Many African-Americans fear the police,” Clinton said as the crowd erupted in agreement. “I can hear you. Some of you in this room.”

“And today, there are people all across America, sick over what happened in Baton Rouge and in Dallas, but also fearful that the murders of police officers mean that final questions about police-community relations will go unanswered.”

H/T:BPR

Obama set to regulate wine coolers

While the mayhem continues, I thought this story exemplifies all that we are fighting for in regard to keeping American companies alive, and workers employed. Tens of thousands of these regs were promulgated during this administration, with faceless, nameless bureaucrats, costing jobs and business their ability to thrive. Oh, testing I am sure is just the first step. We must get the foot of government off the necks of small business who employ 60 percent of Americans.

Energy efficiency reg to cost small businesses $12,500 each.The agency said the $12,500 testing cost is “unlikely to represent a significant economic impact for small businesses.”

The Department of Energy now has a specific regulation for wine refrigerators.

The agency released a final rule Friday requiring manufacturers to test the energy efficiency of refrigerators used for wine. It estimated the rule would cost the average small business $12,500 to test whether their equipment meets specifications.

The regulation refers to the refrigerators as “coolers.” There was much discussion about the exact definition of the term in the final regulation, which spans 159 pages.

“[The Department of Energy] DOE proposed to define a ‘cooler’ as a cabinet, used with one or more doors, that has a source of refrigeration capable of operating on single-phase, alternating current and is capable of maintaining compartment temperatures either no lower than 39 °F, or in a range that extends no lower than 37 °F but at least as high as 60 °F,” according to the final rule. “The proposal also clarified that these compartment temperatures would be determined in a 90 °F ambient temperature.”

The agency decided to keep the phrase “used with one or more doors” because it was “clearer and more direct.”

“If a product is used with one or more doors, it would be considered a cooler regardless of the design intent,” the agency said. “Therefore, DOE is maintaining the language of ‘used with one or more doors’ in the cooler definition as well as the combination cooler refrigeration product category definitions established in this final rule.”

More at Free Beacon

Obama meets to sell out USA one more time, recall NAFTA?

The three amigos, Canada, Mexico and the USA, are meeting today in an attempt to sell out the USA one last time. How easy it is to forget what NAFTA has done to us. Buried with all that happened yesterday was a Trump speech worthy of some attention. What perked me up was Trump indicating he wanted to re-negotiate the NAFTA treaty as well as his opposition to TPP. One thing was running Mexican trucks up our gullet. Let’s roll back the clock and do a recall. Obama/We pay to fix Mexico’s trucks to meet Obama’s new EPA standards that he set. Makes sense.

The Obama administration announced a proposal last week to resurrect a controversial program that gives Mexican cargo trucks access to American highways.  (New York Times, Jan. 6, 2011)

According to a NAFTA arbitration panel, a cross-border trucking program included in the agreement requires the United States to allow trucks from Mexico and Canada access to American highways.  (Secretariat File No. USA-MEX-98-2008-01)

But first, because Mexicans would not pay for meeting our EPA standards, we did. Nice. Then we have the security issues, but hey, what’s a few more Mexicans, terrorists, or whatever.

U.S. pays to upgrade Mexican Trucks             mexico trucks

In the latest effort to accommodate its cherished trade partner in the south, the U.S. government is paying to upgrade outdated Mexican trucks that hemorrhage illegal amounts of exhaust on their trips north to deliver merchandise.

Since the Mexican truckers have no intention of fixing the problem, Uncle Sam has stepped in to save the environment. U.S. taxpayers have picked up the cost to replace old mufflers on dozens of trucks and many more are scheduled to be upgraded by the middle of this year. The unbelievable story was reported this week by an Arizona newspaper that says replacing the old mufflers with new catalytic converters will reduce harmful diesel emissions by up to 30%. Full story here  Judicial Watch

Mexican government says it will ease its trade sanctions against U.S. imports only after its trucks are allowed to cross the border.

Sanctions? Juan really…

Juan Carlos Munoz, president of Mexico’s National Chamber of Motor Transport of Freight, said Mexican trucks cannot meet U.S. environmental emissions standards, which effectively shuts them out of the market.

Mexican oil companies “do not have sufficient capacity to supply the diesel suitable for these new technologies” required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Munoz said after meeting with Mexico’s transportation secretary.   From: All Headline News  :

Sunday Respite: ‘Another Brick in the Wall’

By now you no doubt have heard that students are now running colleges. White male English poets are out, Western Civilization. Time travel back to the 1970’s and Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”

Lobster rescued from Ontario grocery store tank, airlifted to Nova Scotia

It was this lobster’s very lucky day. Airlifted, saved, to live for another day. Something for a Friday after a crazy week of politics, proving that sanity still prevails in the everyday world in which we live.

Christine Loughead was in her local grocery store in the northwestern Ontario town of Red Lake when she spotted it in a tank. The lobster was alive, destined for someone’s dinner plate.

“It weighed on my psyche more and more,” said the long-time vegetarian-turned-vegan.

“There’s this live being who — it’s not too late to help. He’s alive.”

She bought the lobster for $20.23, brought it home and wondered what to do next. After some Googling, she realized the lobster most likely came from Nova Scotia, and thought it would be better to return it to the ocean than to keep it in a tank. 

Loughead posted a message on a Facebook group for vegans in Halifax, looking for someone who could put the lobster back in the ocean if she could get it to Nova Scotia.

Beth Kent of Bridgewater answered the call. She stopped eating meat after she helped found the town’s first animal shelter 35 years ago and is passionate about helping all living beings.

“I admired her so much for caring,” Kent said of Loughead.

Loughead then drove six hours from her home to the UPS store in Winnipeg, which ships live animals. She spent $225 to send the lobster all the way to Halifax, where Kent picked it up.

“The man in UPS had no sense of humour at all!” Kent said with a laugh.

The lobster was packed in a Styrofoam box with cold packs and wet newspaper. Kent said she was relieved to see it was still alive and moving after the 24-hour journey.

She drove the lobster to a spot she thought would be a good place to release it into the ocean, but changed her mind when she saw a fishing boat on the horizon.

Kent then found a small cove where she thought the lobster would have better chances and put it in the water.

“All of a sudden, he straightened out and walked over the rocks,” she said.

Back in Ontario, Loughead was relieved to hear the lobster completed the long, strange journey. Kent said she has no ill will towards fishermen and was just happy to help this lobster.

H/T: Moonbattery 

Fauxcahontas Warren flipped houses, was a GOPer, became a multimillionaire first

Don’t you just love it when these righteous ideologues tell us how bad we are to want a few extra jingles in our pockets and not “spread the wealth around?” Meanwhile our little chieftain managed to come from her humble beginnings and become a millionaire.

In her 2014 autobiography, Warren wrote of the events that precipitated the financial crisis that “everyone seemed to have a story about someone they knew who was getting rich by flipping houses.” She omitted a crucial one.

Before the crash that she blamed on speculators, Senator Elizabeth Warren made a bundle by flipping houses.

 Warren bought and sold at least five properties for profit at a different time in her life, before the cratering economy and a political career made her a star.
Nearly two years after Veo Vessels died, her daughter, 70-year-old Mary Frances Hickman, decided to sell the home her mother had left to her. A sprawling brick house in Oklahoma City’s historic Highland Park neighborhood, it was built in 1924, just a year after Mary’s birth.

“It was really, really nice,” says Hickman’s granddaughter, Andrea Martin. That’s part of the reason she’s so surprised her grandmother sold the home in 1993 for a mere $30,000.

The home’s new owner: Elizabeth Warren, today a Massachusetts senator who has built a political career on denouncing the sort of banking titans and financial sophisticates who make a buck off the little guy. Five months after purchasing Veo Vessels’ old home, Warren flipped the property, selling it for $115,000 more than she’d paid, according to Oklahoma County Property Assessor records.

Warren rose to political prominence in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis as a crusader against big banks and a dispenser of common-sense economic advice. She campaigned for the creation of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, intended to shield people from the predation of the mortgage and credit-card industries, among others.

In her 2006 book All Your Worth, co-authored with her daughter, Amelia, Warren lists as a top myth the idea that “you can make big money buying houses and flipping them quickly.” She has made a career out of telling people how to behave in financially responsible ways, and out of creating laws that will make it illegal for them to do otherwise.

The Boston Herald reported on these purchases during Warren’s Senate run in 2012, noting that she invested in “the often topsy-turvy real-estate market of the 1990s” and that her actions “don’t seem to square with her public statements about the latest real estate boom and bust.”

 Her life story has been the subject of much interest, and her 2014 memoir, A Fighting Chance, chronicled her rise from humble beginnings in small-town Oklahoma and her struggle to make ends meet. It didn’t much mention, though, the early 1990s, years when her children were teenagers and she was once again happily married. These are years when she wasn’t yet the multimillionaire she is today, and, she has said, she was voting Republican.

More at National Review

Charlotte Observer: ‘Girls must get use to seeing male genitalia’

Where to even start on this one. And boys? They should get use to seeing little girls in the nude? Oh I think they will do just fine. Especially all of our new “refugees” – many can’t control their base instincts. So any boy on a given day can claim he is transgendered and gain access to not just girls, but adult locker rooms as well. Here we are, welcome to the end days of Rome.

A leading North Carolina newspaper issued an editorial last week telling girls to attempt “overcoming discomfort” at the sight of “male genitalia,” should transgender bathroom laws be enacted.

In a defense of President Obama’s order compelling schools to allow access to restrooms on the basis of gender identity, the Charlotte Observer editorial board compared the discomfort of school-aged girls seeing male genitalia in locker rooms to the discomfort of white people being around black people in post-segregation America.

“This is what the Obama administration nudged the rest of the country toward Friday,” the editorial said. “Yes, the thought of male genitalia in girls’ locker rooms — and vice versa — might be distressing to some. But the battle for equality has always been in part about overcoming discomfort — with blacks sharing facilities, with gays sharing marriage — then realizing it was not nearly so awful as some people imagined.”

While admitting that exposure to male genitalia is a possible outcome of transgender bathroom laws, the editorial said the notion that such laws constitute a threat to the privacy and safety of women and children is a “political fiction” pushed by Republicans.

More at Washington Times

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