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25 July 2017

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ScenesFromTheApocalypse

As expected, Leviathan begins to show itself.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/former-cia-director-calls-coup-if-trump-fires-mueller

Todd Juvinall

The Senate R's need to get some brass. Change the rules to get things done. 51 votes. Since the country is evenly divided that is the only way. We saw that play out in the mid-nineties here in California.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: TJ@8:05AM

I don't have the impression the the Senate Republicans even have a philosophy to legislate towards, I can't say that it would make all that much difference.

It's a three party system now.

Bill Tozer

Collusion with the domestic terrorists.

https://patriotpost.us/posts/50356

Scott Obermuller

re BT at 8:47 - So, it turns out the only 'Putin Smoocher' that posts here is the green libertarian. Hilarious.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

Cartoon of the day.

https://i.redd.it/pwvyl9t8oqbz.png

Paul Emery

For your readig pleasure

Trump down an astounding 16% in the Conservative Rasmussen Poll, the one that Trump and Todd were bragging about just 6 weeks ago when polling was even. This poll was before Trumps disgusting "speech" to teen age Boy Scouts yesterday when he was totally inappropriate to a crowd that averaged 12 years old. From Fox News:

" President Donald Trump's fiery speech at the National Scout Jamboree in West Virginia has infuriated parents and former scouts.

Standing before thousands of school-aged Scouts, Trump began with a bit of profanity Monday night and then went on to rage for more than half an hour against the media and other perceived political enemies."

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/trump_administration/trump_approval_index_history

Walt

Watched it Paul,, another nothing burger. Want fries with that?

Gregory

Paul, I predict Trump will hit 41% within a week and will still be President.

You heard it here first.

Paul Emery

So Walt you think Trumps speech was appropriate for 12 year olds?

Walt

It was fine when "O" "talked" to grade school kids. I don't recall you bitching then.
HELL! You even voted for him once.

Walt

AAAHhhhh.... Chuck E. Cheesey, is whining about the vote to end healthcare for those who don't pay a dime.
Looks like Trump is doing his job.

Gregory

Paul, here's the transcript of Trump's speach to the Scout Jamboree.
http://time.com/4872118/trump-boy-scout-jamboree-speech-transcript/

What is your favorite inappropriate-for-12-year-old-kids section?

Todd Juvinall

Must be Trump saying the polls were fake polls? Punchy likes polls. I like Chex.

Walt

The spineless LIBS are refusing to cast one vote today. And that JUST to begin debate.
The LIBS in the SEN. remind me of Paul.

Paul Emery

Gregory, Walt

in your view Is this language and material appropriate for 12 year olds?

'Who the hell wants to speak about politics when I'm in front of the Boy Scouts?' Right?"

"Today, I said we ought to change it from the word 'swamp' to the word 'cesspool' or, perhaps, to the word 'sewer.'"

"I saw him at a cocktail party, and it was very sad because the hottest people in New York were at this party."

Trump is speaking to a crowd of teenagers. And recounting his glory days in New York City high society -- decades before they were even born.

Todd Juvinall

Paul Emery, your pals in Sacramento have allowed or mandated sex education on LGBT-Q 's in Elementry school. Plus forcing the Scouts to allow homosexuals as Leaders. I think you have set the low bar for any dialog in America. Trump is actually many steps above you and your ilk in communicating.

Walt

All good Paul. LIBS want the young to vote. Your gripe is meaningless.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/10/27/let-children-vote-even-13-year-olds/?utm_term=.c3e3e9df0ddb
Seems the Scouts are old enough by LIB standards. What's wrong? They won't vote the way you hope they will?

Paul Emery

Walt

Trump was takig advantage of the Scouts meeting to push his political agenda. Astounding lack of class but that's no surprise.

Todd Juvinall

Oh my Trump was taking advantage! Spank him Paul Emery.

Walt

And "O" didn't? Your double standard is alive and well. These are future voters Paul, in the NEAR future. Some, by Trump's next election, and some, by the next.
Thanks.

Walt

Hackers Paul!!!
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/07/25/riverside-county-da-hackers-changed-voter-party-affiliations-2016/
Changed from Repub to DEM?

The gripe,,,
"Hestrin said the hackers accessed voter information via California Secretary of State Alex Padilla’s election website. But the site did not retain IP addresses for those accessing information. Therefore the location of the hackers is unknown.

He observed, “I have no idea who they are, or why they did this,” He added, “Not sure who did it, not sure why, just know it was happening across a broad section.” "

The denial
Padilla has led nationwide opposition to President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, refusing to hand over data partly because of his contention that doing so would “legitimize false claims of massive election cheating last fall.”

Gregory

OMG Trump said hell in earshot of 12 year olds? What has the world come to?

Was that before the crowd chanted "USA! USA! USA!"?

Paul Emery

So you agree with me Walt that Trump was using the Scouts gathering to further his political agenda.

Bill Tozer

Oh the Trump is something else, is he not? The BSA has been condemned by the Left for being some kind of anti-gay homophobic fascist scourge upon society. Something to do with the BSA's refusal to let gay men and assorted dangerous faggots be Scout Masters and take young boys on overnight camp outs. Gee, the Left has a problem with that, proving once again (just like the Lefties embracing criminal illegal aliens, Islamofacists treatment of women/young girls, letting exposed testicles inside female spas, rape crisis centers, battered women's sheltes, not to mention shower rooms)......er......once again the Looney Left proves they care nothing about the safety, privacy, sensibilities and well being of our womenfolk in addition to 12 year olds. Freakiness for freakiness sake is their mantra.
So tell me, what is appropriate? Exposed testicles parading around women's health spas and shower rooms, trannies demanding to bunk in battered women's shelters, and openly gay men taking 12 year old boys camping in the woods?

Spare me your feigned outrage of Trump's words. The scouts were chanting, "We love Trump, we love Trump, we love Trump!" That is all I need to know.

Walt

Like I said. You didn't complain when LIBS do it. "what's good for one,,,"
Besides. Dad took me to every political gathering he could from an early age. I came out just fine, and chose the America loving side of politics. What did the Left produce?
Dirty hippies and freeloaders. Now we have those yellow snowflakes.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

It would make sense for The Paul to put this on continuous loop for a while. It would get his mind right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNJMbGfkfnM

I wouldn't sweat it Mr. Emery. There's even a place for you in Doctor General President-for-Life Trump's America. You could become one of his traveling troubadours. A strolling minstrel lauding Trump's mighty deeds.

Bill Tozer

Oh my. Another Go Fund Me site? Couldn't have happened to a nicer group of Libs. That is what happens when you are sloppy, careless, live in a bubble, and run out of other people's' mula. Sweet!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-07-24/snopescom-implodes-resorts-gofundme

This one is kinda sweet, not surprising in the least.

http://www.breitbart.com/video/2017/07/24/schweizer-majority-dems-not-requiring-security-codes-stop-fraudulent-donations/

Once shackecd with a women and we played house. She was a foreign national, permanent resident, been here 35 years. It was campaign season. She drove to Grass Valley and talked to the Dems. She was open about her lack of US citizenship and asked if she could make a donation. They told her they would gladly accept her money. She walked out, didn't give the wackos a dime. Then she went by the Republican storefront somewhere in GV. They refused to take her donation, explaining it was against the law. When she came home and related the story, I replied, "See, I told you so. You owe me five bucks", which was our bet Stubborn cuss she was. Never paid me either. Eventually she ran out of my money, lol.

Don Bessee

H E double hockey sticks, OMG, protect those po' ol' faknewsmans virgin ears! Seems like the party parrot does not know what is on TV and the internet nowadays.

Wow a President said something timely and political, could someone explain to the po' fakenewsman that the venue was the jamboree but the message was to everyone watching on TV or live streaming on the web (you know Al Gore invented that right?). ;-)

Todd Juvinall

Hey at least Paul's hero Bill Clinton taught all the little girls in America that oral sex was not sex. And guess what happened later? Liberals crack me up.

Paul Emery

Folksinger like Bob Roberts Scenes?

Walt

Snopes.... Like any self respecting LIB with access to money.
No wonder its going tits up.
"The arrangement with Proper Media follows revelations that David Mikkelson secret PayPal account to allegedly funnel advertising revenue from Snopes into his personal accounts so that he could travel around the world banging whores behind his wife’s back – according to court documents obtained by Wesearcher / Gotnews. "
To be fair,, the wife was taking her "cut"
"In the same divorce papers, David Mikkelson fired back, claiming his ex-wife Barbara took millions from their joint account and bought property in Las Vegas."

She must have some Conservative leanings. She bought investment property.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: PaulE@12:56

Come gather 'round patriots
Wherever you stand
And admit that the swamp
Around you was planned
And accept it that soon
It will have to be drained
If your future to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start shovelin'
It won't be such a strain
For the times they are a-changin'

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: Walt@12:58PM

Snopes really is an interesting case. A nice bit of agitprop hidden away as a 'nonbiased' arbiter, it's not too different from the SPLC, although less successful as a money-making endeavor.

Scenery

Walt is doing his look over there dance as Republican party hides in shame.

Walt

"O"'s minions still at work.
http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/environment/article163526403.html
"The case revolves around a controversial provision of the Clean Water Act known as “Waters of the United States,” or WOTUS. The rule is supposed to protect “navigable” rivers and streams, but the government has been expanding the rule to cover wetlands that feed into rivers. Former President Barack Obama expanded the rule in 2015 to cover more territory, although the Trump administration began a formal process last month to roll back Obama’s decision."
It should be null and void, since the POS law has been repealed.

Paul Emery

For your reading pleasure

trump on the threshold of all time low for him in the polls-16.3. He's already surpassed historic lows for the last 70 years

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_trump_job_approval-6179.html

Walt

A "jon" wannabe show up. (probably never to be heard from again.)
"scenery"?? How come I don't buy that? Post your mug shot pic. as proof.

Walt

At least Obummercare has now started the "dead law walk'n" process.
Trump sure put those that stumped on "repeal" on notice. " If you vote no, your constituents will see, your OK with "O" care."
And one who is up for re election took heed. I call that a win for Trump.

Gregory

PE 140pm
"He's already surpassed historic lows for the last 70 years"

Paul, name an election where the losers started campaigning to overturn the election the next day?

That's arguably the historic low we're experiencing.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: Gregory:2:10PM

1860, naturally.

Walt

When Nixon lost to JFK. "They stole it fair and square"-Nixon.
Today, Nixon is owed an apology. Nixon had nothing on "O" and Co..

Gregory

Scenes, that question was for Paul, you've ruined it!

Besides, it's been the better part of a year and California still ain't seceded.

Todd Juvinall

I think Pail Emery has lost what was left of his noggin. If a dead horse was beaten as much he'd have hash.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: Gregory@2:32

Oops. Sorry.

It would have gone unanswered then. It isn't like they put the American Civil War on CNN, Drudge Report, or the Daily Kos.

Gotta love the newswarriors.

https://i.redd.it/yo9snkmkurbz.jpg

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

Julian Assange sez:

https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/889903881404256256

Gregory

Maybe Paul will chime in to enlighten us about the essential difference between President Donald Trump revealing classified material and Secretary Hillary Clinton revealing classified material?

Emery?
Emery?
Emery?
Emery?

Robert Cross

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/narcissistic-personality-disorder/basics/symptoms/con-20025568

Walt

Hay Cross. "O" and Hillary fit that diagnosis. Yet now you gripe?
Trump is giving back freedoms and reducing regs. You can't say that about ANY Lefty.

Gregory

Robert Cross 326pm

"Most amateur diagnosticians have mislabeled President Trump with the diagnosis of narcissistic personality disorder. I wrote the criteria that define this disorder, and Mr. Trump doesn’t meet them. He may be a world-class narcissist, but this doesn’t make him mentally ill, because he does not suffer from the distress and impairment required to diagnose mental disorder."
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/opinion/an-eminent-psychiatrist-demurs-on-trumps-mental-state.html

Better luck with your amateur shrinking in the future. Heal thyself.

Todd Juvinall

The left-wingers like Cross are the ones who may be missing a few gray matter cells in the noggin.

Todd Juvinall

Trump will be speaking in Ohio in a bit. Maybe Cross can watch and give us a report?

George Boardman

The Dems were criticized for voting on Obamacare without reading the bill.

Now the Repubs have decided to vote on...? Damned if they know.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: Walt@3:29PM

I suppose that any world-class politician is narcissistic by the standards of the proles.

On a related note, I just love this kind of stuff. Obama sans teleprompter.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XuItt6iuMc

It seems to me that if you can't give a speech without it being written out word-by-word, you probably don't know much about the subject. Obama is more a form of anchorman than public speaker.

Walt

Now come on GB,, just because you haven't seen it, doesn't mean they haven't
Today's vote was just to get the ball rolling. As usual the Left just wants to obstruct.
There is no mention of " You have to pass it to see what's in it". Big diff.

I have no problem with paying for my own health care. Do you?
Leave it to the DEMs to be the first to mandate you buy ANYTHING."under penalty of law"

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

Huh. FIrst I'd heard of this:

Feds/USCP picked up Imran Awan at Dulles Aiport....

https://twitter.com/ChadPergram/status/889944148379394048

Best keep a close eye, a potential case of Arkancide there.

Walt

Here you go Scenes,
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/wasserman-schultzs-it-aide-arrested-trying-to-flee-the-country/
Naaa,, this is Debbie Downer we are talking about. Not a chance of "sudden death".(ya... Right...)

Bill Tozer

Oh, those pesky socialist neighbors are all it again. Lazy with delusions of entitlement is a bad combo.

http://www.dailywire.com/news/18941/true-socialist-apparently-bernie-sanders-stealing-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_content=072417-news&utm_campaign=restlesspatriot#

Bill Tozer

No polls, just quotes....
First, before quotes, I ain't in the least bit upset or concerned about Trump's inspiring speech to the BSA Jamboree. Not a smiggen of alarm or nary a raised eyebrow. Heard it was a great speech all in all. Besides, a good Boy Scout is always prepared, unlike the exploding heads. Pop!, goes the weasel.

First quote goes to all the Deplorables out there who failed jump in line and carry the water for the fakenews mainstream press and, of course, our adorable little pouty face GL Parrot. Squawk, Squawk, SUAWK!! Paulie want a cracker.

Insight: “To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying ‘Amen’ to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive.” —Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1895)
---------------------------
Getting the message? “Not one [of my constituents] has brought up Russia to me, not one has brought up impeachment. We have to figure out this heartland messaging if we’re going to get to 218 members of Congress by 2018.” —Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL)

Riiiiiiiight: “Russia is a big story because … journalists love America and America was attacked last year.” —CNN’s Brian Stelter

The BIG Lie: “It’s good that [Trump’s] giving an interview to a, you know, down the middle, unbiased publication like The New York Times.” —CNN’s Poppy Harlow

And last… “Same folks who mocked government death panels kind of quiet about Charlie Gard.” —Twitter satirist @hale_razor

Walt

Hay!!!!! Where are the ECO nuts?? I have some NEWS FOR YOU!!! (shit... Frisco is safe... for now.)
https://www.iceagenow.info/sea-levels-are-falling/
"That’s right, according NASA, sea levels are going DOWN! This is big news. How come the media hasn’t mentioned it?"

Bill Tozer

Pretty darn simple. Simple yet so antithetical to the Dems and GLs. Kinda hard to be the party of the working stiff when all you do is cater to Limousine Liberals and the very poor.

"Democrats are more concerned with social tinkering and accommodating their liberal coalition than they are with doing anything that would foster real economic growth. And notwithstanding the usual homilies Democrats issue about needing an economy that works for the American people, all they offer are calls for more burdensome regulation, more handouts and more mandates from Washington. They simply can’t help themselves. Their anti-business bias comes through no matter how hard they try.

Remember, at a certain level, macroeconomics is pretty simple. You can raise taxes or lower taxes. You can increase regulation or decrease regulation. Government can be friendly to business or government can be hostile to business."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2017/07/24/democrats-cant-hide-their-anti-business-bias/?ref=yfp

Bill Tozer

Wow. Never knew I was being a racist by yanking the girls out the local high school. Learn something new every day.

http://reason.com/blog/2017/07/25/teachers-union-president-thinks-youre-a

Walt

Bill. You left out the prime rib red meat.
" “A Better Deal” comes from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) via an op-ed in The Post. Pelosi writes: “We will demand that proposed mergers meet tough new standards to protect competition before approval, and will institute post-merger reviews to ensure that consolidated companies keep their promises to American consumers.” What? Can you imagine what the “post-merger reviews” would entail?

We all know what the Democrats really want to do. They want every business to be a “safe space” with gender-neutral bathrooms and HVAC systems that meet the artificial standards set forth by their global climate crusaders. They want to impose more diversity grievances on businesses, and they want private businesses to be just viable enough so that trial lawyers and unions can suck the life out of them."

Gregory

Walt 5:44pm

I'm afraid the evidence for falling sea levels is a bit thin at the moment. There's a trend line that is pretty constant at 3.4mm/yr, and everytime the data jumps up the Warmistas are heralding the beginning of the end as we know it, and everytime it drops the heretics go "see see, it's dropping!". I think the chances are good for levels to drop in the future if one expects the solar indirect effects of Svensmark & Co will give us a repeat of the Maunder Minimum in the coming years, but we aren't there yet.
http://sealevel.colorado.edu/content/2016rel4-global-mean-sea-level-time-series-seasonal-signals-retained

They seem to be about a half-year behind schedule in updates for that thing, it might have something to do with the new Jason-3 satellite coming on line. a few months ago.

Russ

California secession campaign can start gathering signatures

A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative.

The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot.

The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state.

Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article163629198.html#storylink=cpy

Ooops, where are we going to move?

Gregory

Toes,

I loved the story about Bernie stealing his neighbor's Sunday WaPo. It will be interesting if it sticks to him when he next runs for office.

I remember when my LA Times was getting ripped off on a regular basis in the 80's... I'd call for a replacement, which I'd usually get in time to read that day but it was a bloody pain in the arse... as the papers were left right in front of the door of the townhouse.

One day, I woke up early to walk the dog, and a neighbor cutie was coming home on her bicycle. Said hi as she walked by me in what passed for the front yard, past my door and she stopped, picked up my paper began to move and then stiffened... yes, that was my door, I was watching, she put the paper back down and it never was stolen again. Not a word was exchanged.

Walt

Russ. this is interesting "The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state."
If Ca. secedes from the U.S.,, it can't get much more autonomous. It will be it's own county.
In other words, beg for aid, protection, use of currency, and anything else it could swipe.

Bill Tozer

Walt:

https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913.80726.51560645913/10154922783100914/?type=3&theater

Russ. Hmmm. Apparently California's new secession map will look like Swiss cheese. With all the BML land and national forests here, they will just have to be property of a foreign nation inside the new nation. Plus the 300,000 Federal workers in CA will be out of a job and will need to be replaced by the new nation's workforce. Beale AFB and the others will have to be closed, along with the naval base/military dependent economy of San Diego.
The real silver lining is that the USA will lose 30% of its welfare rolls in the blink of an eye and the US Congress and Senate will have less Crying Dems breathing Washington DC's air. Guess I will move on, but not before I witness the USA fencing off all the national forests, BLM land, and nat'l parks in the former State of California and tell the new nation's populace to keep the hell out, this ain't your land. ID required. It belongs to the people of the United States of America, every inch of federal land from the Mohave to the Oregon border. Roads through Federal land will be toll roads, thank you very much. Secede!

If the new nation gets all uppity and condescending as they always do, I will gladly join the lightening surprise assault on the Sancuary City by the Bay. Afterall, we Americans are such colonialists and rather like it. We big, you small. Drive 'em to the sea and maybe a couple kilometers pass shoreline.


Walt

With all the issues our state is facing, the nuts under the dome have time to ponder this.
http://www.breitbart.com/california/2017/07/25/climate-change-california-may-let-people-dissolve-their-corpses/
Man. Six feed under, or scattered to the winds ain't good enough. They just might add a trip through the water treatment plant. This AGW crap has gone too far.
Good GOD almighty. how come the ECO gang isn't carting the dead off to the game reserve, and let the critters feed off them?

Walt

Save your brass Bill. I reload.

Walt

New twist? The LIB IT workers just might be blackmailing the LIBS.
http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/dem-leader-dodges-questions-about-busted-it-employee/
terrorists would LOVE to get dirt on American Lefty politicians.

Bill Tozer

Walt @ 8:16 pm

"terrorists would LOVE to get dirt on American Lefty politicians." Oh Walt, terrorists and junvenial deliquents would not need but to kick a rock. The Dem stank is right there on the surface. Easy pickings. Heck, it's hard not to trip over it.

New twist? New day, same song and dance.

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/893124084171148/?type=3&theater

He's back and boy is he pissed.

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/893121544171402/?type=3&theater

Told ya he had half a mind to jump back into the fray.

Don Bessee

The internationally infamous Evergreen State of the no white people day fiasco is getting sued. The oh soooo PC 'administration' that abdicated any control of the campus and did not let the school police protect people from the BLM anitfa roving gangs is the target of the suit.

Its not the usual antifa, BLM crowd as we normally see but its the left wing professor who questioned the idea of enforced race restrictions even if for 1 day. I have not read the full filing but would guess the admin telling him he couldn't teach his regular classes because they could not protect him (while at the same time telling the cops to stay in their offices) and 1st amendment issues, employment conditions....

While a few million to pay off this suit is no big deal to Evergreen State its the history of these things like Mizzo losing a massive part of its incoming student base that is the real world penalty. Parents voting with their dollars is the best penalty. Well that and reducing the number of kids being indoctrinated.

How about that rally tonight? ;-)

Bill Tozer

Don, got an e-mail tonight from WA State. No, not from near Evergreen State College where the county's new housing director attended back when. This was from a Red district.

The gist of the e-mail is the Gov signed a law and as of today it is illegal to drive while texting (no problem here), illegal to hold a cell phone while driving (ok, can live with that, reduces the temptation to answer calls or text), illegal to smoke cigs while driving, and illegal to drink water while driving. Hmmm. Drinking water can be hazardous to your health. The prior laws where you can be cited for texting only if you were pulled over for another violation/offense. Now they can get you for drinking water or puffing on a stogie while operating a motor vehicle. And they are looking for it and watching you.

Knew someday they would ban someone from smoking in their own car. Just did not know what package it would come in. Guess you can pull over and light up and have a sip of water on a hot summer's day in the ole Jeolopy during a heat wave totaling down the long lonesome highway.

Bill Tozer

Well, what can you do with the teenagers except take the car keys away. Guess their frontal lobes will never fully develop. Stupid is as stupid does.

"Minimum wage increases may be bad for workers who lose their jobs as a result, but they are good for overpaid state government employees who are paid a multiple of the minimum wage. Minimum wage increases cost taxpayers money by driving up their wages. California’s legislative analyst projected in 2016 that increasing the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would cost taxpayers $3.6 billion more a year in increased government worker pay. This is partly because state government employees sometimes have their pay set as a multiple of the minimum wage, meaning they don’t have to be poor to benefit from a minimum wage increase.

Even in high-wage areas, a $15 minimum wage can wipe out jobs. A June 2017 study found it was unaffordable for many businesses even in prosperous Seattle, Washington. As the Washington Post noted, those employers “cut their payrolls, putting off new hiring, reducing hours or letting their workers go.” The “costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according to the study,” which was conducted by economists at the University of Washington. It estimated that “the average low-wage worker in the city lost $125 a month because of the hike in the minimum.”

https://cei.org/blog/democrats-peddle-job-killing-proposal-better-deal-blueprint?ref=yfp

It's for the children.....and all da po folk out there. Righttttt.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: BillT

"This is partly because state government employees sometimes have their pay set as a multiple of the minimum wage, "

Huh. Clever.

I get depressed being a prey animal sometimes, but you to have to admire a fine sleek predator when they are good at their job. It's not dissimilar to the .gov pay two-step that consisted of getting better benefits (pensions, etc.) because you don't make as much money as reg'lar folks, and then asking for higher pay because you don't make as much money as reg'lar folks. Brilliant.

In terms of driving while hydrating (DWH?) I wouldn't be surprised if having a child in the car was more dangerous than smoking or watering, perhaps even than using a hands-off cell. It's not politically viable, but perhaps the mandatory automotive Skinner Box for Kids might be introduced as a bill, keep them quiet and keep them occupied.

In other matters, it'll be interesting to see if there's an anti-Trump news dump today in an effort to bury the Awan / Wasserman-what's-her-name story. There's bound to be something in reserve.

Covfefe to everyone.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

I see that the Trump/Scouts kerfuffle continues apace.

Here's a fun experiment. Google 'Hitler Youth Trump Scouts' and behold the jillion hits. The outrage continues. Lotsa folks who 'were thinkin about puttin their boy into scouts' (sure, lol) now are recoiling in horror.

The id of the people on display. Basically a religious fervor that shows how valueless any kind of compromise is. Team Blue is rockin the house.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

...a quick prediction. I haven't seen this written anywhere so you read it here first.

A large national push for Team Blue Eagle Scouts to send back all their Eagle Scout stuff to BSA headquarters as a form of protest against that Big Meanie.

Bill Tozer

Scenes @ 6:25 am

" Basically a religious fervor that shows how valueless any kind of compromise is."

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/1137051436428892/?type=3&theater

Scenes, I remember when the Boy Scouts were denied a permit for campout in a Santa Cruz park. The reason stated by the great city leaders is the bar-b-ques and a campfire would pollute the air. The following weekend the city permitted the park to be used for a great American Pot Smoke Out. The city leaders had a brief dilemma on their hands. Since smoking was banned in the park, oh what to do, what to do? Solution was to allow pot smoking in the park by the hundreds of attendees while upholding the ban on smoking tobacco and the BSA . It's for the saving our environment for our children.

https://www.facebook.com/RowdyConservatives/photos/a.217983685002343.55586.217926015008110/1137057916428244/?type=3&theater

"Team Blue is rocking the house."

https://www.facebook.com/lastamericapatriots/photos/a.235087906641439.1073741826.235086849974878/893671700783053/?type=3&theater


Scenery

“The Boy Scouts of America is wholly non-partisan and does not promote any position, product, service, political candidate or philosophy. The invitation for the sitting U.S. President to visit the National Jamboree is a long-standing tradition and is in no way an endorsement of any political party of specific politics.”

“The sitting U.S. President serves as the BSA’s honorary president. It is our long-standing custom to invite the U.S. President to the National Jamboree.”

MAGA Covfefe Trump Sucks

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: Scenery@7:59AM

'Trump Sucks'

That would be 'God-Emperor Dr. President Trump Sucks'

It's interesting that the big story of the day is the new, transgenderless military, but I can't help but wonder if that's a cover for this:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/25/mattis-orders-full-review-of-any-military-training-that-has-nothing-to-do-with-warfighting/

I'd sure hate to see efficacy used as a philosophy.

Todd Juvinall

I did a post on Candidate for Governor Travis Allen on my blog. He spoke to us last night.

Bill Tozer

Scenes, I am still stuck on your 6:25 am.

"The id of the people on display. Basically a religious fervor that shows how valueless any kind of compromise is. Team Blue is rockin the house."

How valueless any kind of compromise is:
https://www.facebook.com/PatriotPost/photos/a.82108390913.80726.51560645913/10154925685850914/?type=3&theater

Speaking of Scenery's id on display....
https://patriotpost.us/memes/50366

Robert Cross

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-lincoln-presidential_us_597803ace4b0e201d5797384

He's not really deranged.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/us-energy-secretary-duped-into-fake-interview-with-russian-comedians_us_59780e70e4b0e201d57978f8

These are the smartest people ever to hold office.

Todd Juvinall

You liberals just don't have s sense of humor. We on the right get him but you sourpusses don't.

Walt

Yup,, give Trump crap for a nice long speech to the BSA. Trump actually gave them a lot of his time.
IN contrast,, what did "O" do? he sent a minute and 30 or so seconds of video tape.
So "O" really didn't give the scouts the time of day.

Todd Juvinall

O is a metro-sexual just like the Pelline character here. They do not relate to the outdoor type man or boys. But they all belong to a gym where they can fake exercise.

Gregory

Cross, it appears Trump done pulled yer leg so hard it came right off. That's what happens when you take Trump hyperbole seriously.

HuffPo is a fine place for you to hide out over the next four to eight years. Enjoy the solace.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: Our Transgender World

https://i.redd.it/t856f2oz4ybz.jpg

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

I see that George Takei is ON FIRE!

https://twitter.com/GeorgeTakei/status/890205306340421633

Walt

Think that's wild?
http://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/watch-bizarre-bipedal-creature-captured-in-azerbaijan/
Little foot!

Robert Cross

No he's not deranged. No narcissism (Psychology: extreme selfishness, with a grandiose view of one's own talents and a craving for admiration, as characterizing a personality type) here
at all.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-mount-rushmore-internet-responds_us_5978576ce4b0c95f376006be

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-leaks-staff-fighting_us_59781538e4b0a8a40e83b11d?section=us_politics

Walt

Damn Cross,,, some people just can't understand a joke. Is that a Liberal thing?
It's been proven Liberalism is caused by a recessive gene. Being unable to comprehend when one is joking must be another symptom of that LIB disorder.

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

re: RCross@11:47AM

By 'he', do you mean Trump? Obama? BushII? Clinton? It's hard to keep the selfish admiration crazing people straight without a program.

re: Takei

LET LOOSE THE TACTICAL TRANNIES!

ScenesFromTheApocalypse

Here's an interesting idea:

Battlefield Casualties and Ballot Box Defeat: Did the Bush-Obama Wars Cost Clinton the White House?

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2989040

Although, given the razor thin margins in the important states, you could probably find all sorts of correlations.

Russ

Sea Level Rise has Paused details here:

https://sierrafoothillcommentary.com/2017/07/26/sea-level-rise-has-stopped/

Gregory

Russ 308pm

Really? Scroll up to my Posted by: Gregory | 25 July 2017 at 07:00 PM for a differing take.

Another bullcrap lightweight oversimplification from you, overstating any rational case that could be made for a pause of sea level rise that has been keeping close to a 3.4mm/yr rise since somewhere after the end of the little ice age in the middle 19th century.

It may keep steady, dip or rise in the coming months. Or all three. There is no sure bet at this time.

Bill Tozer

Ok. this is a no brainer. Just more residue of the Obama years lost in the dustbin of history.

https://www.facebook.com/DonaldTrump/photos/a.10156483516640725.1073741830.153080620724/10159562336145725/?type=3&theater

And now for some good news.

https://patriotpost.us/posts/50396

Walt

After all this time, only NOW does the DEM IT guy get fired?
http://www.breitbart.com/news/wasserman-schultz-fires-it-staffer-following-fraud-arrest/

Bill Tozer

In lieu of rollin' pollin' polls, snapshot quotes:

“We are used to a history of politicians bending the truth, but now we get politicians breaking the truth. That’s a new thing. We hadn’t had politicians explicitly lying in the way they do now. That’s really new.” —Jonathan Gruber, the mastermind behind the biggest lie of all: The (Un)Affordable Care Act"

More@ https://patriotpost.us/posts/50398

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