Sunday, March 26, 2017
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Hawaii lawmaker resigns from Republican Party to join Democrats
By Steve Gorman
Hawaii lawmaker Beth Fukumoto, ousted last month as Republican leader of the state's House of Representatives after publicly criticizing President Donald Trump, resigned on Wednesday from her party to seek membership as a Democrat.
Fukumoto, 33, the youngest Hawaii legislator to serve as House minority leader, said divisive campaign rhetoric during the 2016 elections convinced her the Republican Party no longer reflected her political values or the interests of her state's diverse population.
"This election, I saw members of my party marginalizing and condemning minorities, ethnic or otherwise, and making demeaning comments towards women," she said in an open letter of resignation to the Republican Party.
Fukumoto, who is of mixed Japanese and Irish ancestry, said she found Trump's comments about banning Muslim immigrants and the possibility of establishing a registry of Muslim-Americans to be especially troubling.
"I wanted very badly to see the Republican Party denounce his comments, and that didn't happen," she told Reuters, saying a Muslim registry struck her as "one step away" from internment camps.
"That for me was the issue that really changed how I felt."
A self-described political moderate, Fukumoto was the first Republican in 26 years to represent the largely middle-class central Oahu district outside Honolulu, capital of the predominantly Democratic state.
She said she originally joined the Republicans out of a sense that Democrats were the status quo party, but she grew gradually disillusioned with the Republicans.
She recounted a fellow Republican caucus member admonishing her last year that they should be considered the "party of middle America" despite Hawaii's diverse demographics.
Before making the switch, Fukumoto sent out a questionnaire to constituents seeking their opinions. Of those who replied, 76 percent said they would support her regardless, while most of the remainder opposed her changing parties, she said.
First elected to the state legislature in 2012, Fukumoto became leader of the state's tiny House Republican caucus two years later, only to be removed by her peers in February of this year after she spoke out against Trump during the Women's March in Hawaii the day after his inauguration.
As of Wednesday, Fukumoto, became the lone independent among 45 Democrats and five remaining Republicans in the state's lower House, as she launches a process of applying for membership in the state's majority party.
(Reporting by Steve Gorman; Editing by Joseph Radford)
Friday, March 24, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
"He took it out of the budget,” Emmanuel told Kelly. When Kelly pointed out that Emmanuel was one of the authors of the bill itself
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Marco Rubio's "Risk Corder" Bill Killed Obama Care when US Govt Defaulted on $8 Billion Payment for Contract
Obamacare Architect Blames Marco Rubio For Rising Premiums
“Marco Rubio eliminated some of the risk adjustment that actually buffered and helped the insurance companies in this situation. He took it out of the budget,” Emmanuel told Kelly. When Kelly pointed out that Emmanuel was one of the authors of the bill itself, Emmanuel continued to cast the blame on the Florida senator. “Marco Rubio, in the Senate, took that away and destabilized the market," he insisted. "When I told you two years ago it was going to be a stable market, those risk protections were in place. And the Republicans took it away... Republicans bear a major responsibility."
Haiti's Future President - Wyclef Jean Handcuffed by Los Angeles County Deputies in Search of Armed Robber
MAR 21 2017, 10:21 AM ET
by ERIK ORTIZ
Los Angeles police detained Grammy winner Wyclef Jean and placed him in handcuffs during a search early Tuesday for an armed robbery suspect.
The encounter with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department prompted the hip-hop artist to share an 18-second clip of the incident on his Twitter account and complain that "I was treated like a criminal" in a case of mistaken identity. He said he had just come from the recording studio with rapper T-Baby.
"Ya'll see the police have handcuffs on me," the 47-year-old "Gone Till November" rapper says in the video with his arms placed behind his back.
"They just took off my Haitian bandana," he adds. "That's what's going on with Wyclef in L.A. right now." https://www.instagram.com/p/BR5jBHBBVLQ/
Follow: Wyclef Jean ✔@wyclef
LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs?
2:11 AM - 21 Mar 2017 - 2,1342,134 Retweets - 1,4851,485 likes
The former Fugees member and music producer later tweeted: "LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs?"
The incident involved Los Angeles County deputies, not the Los Angeles Police Department, reported NBC Los Angeles.
Jean further explained that when police stopped him, he was told not to move and had the cuffs placed on him without be asked to identify himself. He said he still gave his name and said he was not the suspect.
"They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person," Jean tweeted.
As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by this behavior of the LAPD.
6:03 AM - 21 Mar 2017 - 102102 Retweets - 131131 likes
He said in another video posted to Instagram that he would be suing police.
Wyclef Jean attends the Diesel Black Gold fashion show on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015, in New York. Amy Sussman / Invision/AP
The sheriff's department confirmed to NBC Los Angeles that deputies detained Jean after an armed robbery at a gas station just after 1 a.m. PT (4 a.m. ET) in the West Hollywood area.
The suspect was described as an armed black male wearing a gray- or dark-colored hoodie with a red bandana, and was seen fleeing in a gold or tan Toyota sedan, police said.
Following the robbery, a West Hollywood patrol unit observed a vehicle matching the description. Jean had on a red bandana and was ordered out of the car, authorities said.
Officers placed him in handcuffs, police told NBC Los Angeles, but he was released when it was determined he was not the suspect.
They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person.
6:00 AM - 21 Mar 2017 - 142142 Retweets - 126126 likes
Jean requested information about the sergeant at the scene, authorities said, although he had not filed a complaint or made a statement to police about the incident.
Jean in recent years has been outspoken about providing humanitarian aid to his homeland of Haiti. He made headlines in 2010 by saying he would run for president of the poverty-stricken nation, but was later disqualified because of failing a residency requirement.
Monday, March 20, 2017
WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- Are people at the point where an "Election Do Over" is in the air? Again. Michael Moore comes unglued, demands election do-over Moore calls for the judicial branch 'un-do and then re-do' the 2016 election - http://us.blastingnews.com/news/2017/02/michael-moore-comes-unglued-demands-election-do-over-001473542.html.
It has come to this, that Mr. Trump's allegations of "wiretapping" has no basis in fact, and that the head of the Transition Team, headed by Vice-President Elect Mike Pence was notified by the FBI that there was an issue with Major General Michael Flynn. However, it took over 25 days that expired before Mr. Flynn was let go for lying to the Vice President.
Now for investigation Number #2: Unmasking the Identification of American Citizens through Foreign surveillance in the United States. The Democrats continued to hammer away at the election and found out that an investigation had been on-going for several months and that the FBI could not talk about it. As the session was going on, President Trump submitted a Twitter rage while he was watching the hearings.
Sunday, March 19, 2017
Saturday, March 18, 2017
WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) -- President Trump wants to build more Nuclear weapons for what? If he was to check into the military's inventory, he would find that we have miles and miles of nukes at the ready. The above photo is just one small installation in the Pacific Northwest. Rumors have it that each one of the above bunkers is the home to as many as two (2) to five (5) war heads per bunker. Just a rumor. As far as the bunkers, they are approximately 200 yards (five (5)) US football fields between each one of them. U.S. Army ammunition storage depots all of the country. Now the cover word is like "wiretapped" on the President's tweets. "Ammunition" imply what is considered "Ammunition". The stories will run forever about what is in these mounds of concrete and dirt. What will you do with one more bomb? Build some more bunkers. - KHS
Thursday, March 2, 2017
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