A little lengthy but a good and important read:
Poverty Warrior: Maxine Waters' beautiful $4,500.000.00 'Windsor Square District' Mansion located at 549 S. Lucerne Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, one block north of Wilshire Blvd.: Indoor Swimming Pool...Tall walls & gates ... Do you Feel her pain?
How can a member of Congress afford a $4.5 million Los Angeles mansion that takes up half a city block in one of the most affluent neighborhoods in L.A. and the country? Ask Maxine Waters, aka: "Mad Max".
Now ask her about her other two homes as well, worth another approximate $850,000 to $1.1 million. Savvy real estate acquisitions for a public servant with a $174,000 House of Representatives salary, free health care & life-long pension. Whoops, almost left out Maxine's property in Palm Springs, California. Add that to her list.
Only one of her homes is located in the gritty Los Angeles congressional district which she was elected to represent. Her
exclusive estate is miles north ... well outside her congressional district ... far away from Los Angeles street crime, murder and the folks she is supposed to help. Apparently, Maxine has addressed concerns about help. A private company maintains her property and impressive manicured landscaping at the mansion.
Oh, we almost forgot this too. Maxine Waters' posh 6,000 square foot Los Angeles estate is protected with wrought-iron gates at the front doors and gates for driveways and patios on each side of the Mediterranean-style abode. And add a long brick wall that protects the side of the sprawling property. There are some gates and fencing in the back also, near the custom barbecue area and the detached structure that houses Maxine's newly built indoor pool. Or is the swimming pool in the main house? We'll have to ask the butler.
For someone who touts a wall-free society where illegal aliens can roam free, Maxine Waters sure seems concerned about gates and walls to protect her in the Los Angeles mansion. Perhaps she's worried the wayward homeless or DREAMers might pool hop or grille a Salisbury steak while she's busy on CNN railing about President Donald Trump or how she really cares about financially-strapped Americans struggling to make ends meet.
The Maxine Waters estate boasts large scale rooms touted as "perfect for gracious entertaining" in one Los Angeles - based publication. It includes a" stunning entry with a dramatic staircase ... lovely pecan paneling in the family room and theguest house too!"
Who keeps an eye on the place when Maxine is on the east coast fighting world poverty and hunger? Her neighbors include the mayor of Los Angeles, singer Chris Brown, Norman Chandler, the owner of the Los Angeles Times, actor Neal McDonough, Lord Baltimore's Christian Audigier, among many others including the former Tudor Revival style
mansion of deceased oil magnate J. Paul Getty. The mayor of Los Angeles resides in the former mansion of Getty. He's a Democrat too.
And all this time Maxine had America conned into believing she was elected to her Washington, D.C. post to help the downtrodden folks struggling in poverty-plagued inner cities like the one in her backyard. Well, not that backyard. That could get dicey. Those folks might want to get out of the sun and use the air-conditioned indoor pool area.
"Make America Great Again is racist."
~ Maxine Waters
Wait, it even gets more ridiculous. We found approximately 17 building permits on file since Waters purchased this home in 2004. Waters had many additions built on the nearly 100-year old property, costing another estimated $1 million-plus, according to our math. Likely more. She commissioned the indoor pool built and even paid a plumber to pipe hot and cold water, as well as propane gas to her outdoor grilling area and custom kitchen. She added a pergola too, building records show an additional 15' X 18' custom patio cover. Hey, before you judge: It gets hot in Los Angeles and shade is a premium. Ask any homeless veteran.
Some of the building permits filed on the tony Windsor Square section home provided details like "Interior remodel in kitchen family room and master bathroom .. addition of French doors and windows, relocate windows, remove interior walls, addition of shear walls and beams at ground floor. Many other permits did not give explanations of the home improvement work.
Maxine Waters' house takes up the same geographic acreage as two of her neighbors' properties combined. That's an extra-large carbon footprint, especially in Los Angeles.
A typical Democrat phony loaded with multiple homes, cash and the walls and iron to protect them from would-be troublemakers. Maxine Waters, who rails about President Donald Trump's financials' and tax returns, filed her most recent financial disclosure form with Congress in 2015. She lists her approximate net worth in the $450,000 range.
That's a mere fraction of the amount of the home improvements made to her Los Angeles estate. Maxine Waters lists the mortgage on her Los Angeles mansion at somewhere between $1 million and $5 million. What's a few million between D.C. friends?
Please tell us again, Maxine: Who should be investigated and impeached? Maxine rants about the plague of homelessness and the GOP's contribution to it. The irony is thick. It's worth clicking and reading the story while she talks about poverty in America.
Spread this far and wide, around the country to let everyone know what a hypocritical, crazy crook old 'Mad Max' is. How does this looney leftist pay the taxes and maintain all the properties on a $174K government salary? You know?
It cannot be said more succinctly; "You can't get rich in Congress unless you're a crook." ~ PRES. HARRY S. TRUMAN
I have a degree in Political Science, and I am a card-carrying Libertarian. I’ve been studying politics and political history for the past 30 years. My specialty is U.S. Presidents. That said, I hope that the House of Representatives impeaches Trump. Let me tell you what will happen next.
1. The House can pass articles of impeachment over the objections of the Republicans, and refer to the Senate for trial.
2. The Senate will conduct a trial. There will be a vote, and the Republicans will vote unanimously, along with a small number of Democrats, to not convict the President. Legally, it will all be over at that point.
3. However, during the trial, and this is what no one is thinking about right now, the President's attorneys will have the right to subpoena and question ANYONE THAT THEY WANT.. That is different than the special counsel investigation, which was very one-sided. So, during the impeachment trial, we will be hearing testimony from James Comey, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, Glenn Simpson, Donna Brazille, Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Christopher Steele, Hillary Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, and a whole host of other participants in this whole sordid affair and the ensuing coverup activities. A lot of dirt will be dug up; a lot of truth will be unveiled. Finger pointing will occur. Deals will start being made, and suddenly, a lot of democrats will start being charged and going to prison. All this, because, remember, the President's team will now, for the first time, have the RIGHT to question all of these people under oath - and they will turn on each other. That’s already starting.
4. Lastly, one more thing will happen – the Senate will not convict the President. Nothing will happen to Trump. Most Americans are clueless about political processes, the law, and the Constitution. Most Americans believe that being impeached results in removal from office They don't understand that phase 2 is a trial in and by the Senate, where he has zero chance of conviction. Remember, the Senate is controlled by Republicans; they will determine what testimony is allowed -- and **everything** will be allowed, including: DNC collusion with the Clinton campaign to fix the election in favor of Hillary, the creation of the Trump dossier, the cover up and destruction of emails that very likely included incriminating information. They’ll incriminate each other for lying to the FISA court, for spying and wiretapping the Trump campaign, and for colluding with foreign political actors, especially George Soros. After the Senate declines to convict the President, we will have an election, and Trump will win. It will be a backlash against democrat petulance, temper tantrums, hypocrisy and dishonesty. Even minorities will vote for Trump, because, for the first time, they will see that democrats have spent 2+ years focused on maintaining their own power, and not doing anything at all about black murders in Chicago, homelessness, opioids, and other important issues that are actually killing people. And, we will spend the following four years listening to politicians and pundits claim that the whole impeachment was rigged somehow....Author unknown.
California has become like a third world country
How did this state, once the envy of all others, become the pathetic, indebted loser state it is today? The answer is simple, single-party Democrat rule.
Levin worked for the Reagan Justice Department and, like everyone else in the room, reveres the man. But the state that Reagan once governed (1967-1975) has become the prime national example of the abject failure of Democrat policies, all of them.
Jerry Brown’s imaginary high-speed rail that was to initially run from Bakersfield to Merced in Central California is a bust. The cost was projected to be $77b but has forecast to be $98b! It most likely will never be completed. Billions have been wasted.
[FYI, Bakersfield, over 100 miles north of LA, has a population of 380,000. Merced has 80,000. This in a state of 40 million. It is 164 miles between the two towns. From San Diego near the Mexico border to Crescent City near the Oregon border is 870 miles. In case you’re wondering where the heck Merced is, it’s between Chowchilla and Turlock.]
Our state debt is over $1.5t. We have the highest gasoline prices in the nation. Oh, and we are a sanctuary state that protects all manner of illegal immigrants, no matter how serious the crimes they’ve committed.
Think Jose Garcia Zanate who killed Kate Steinle. He had been deported seven times but was out and about on the streets of San Francisco with the blessings of SF law enforcement; they aim to protect the criminals at the expense of the law-abiding. ICE is the enemy in sanctuary cities and states, the thugs are victims.
State taxes in California are the highest in the nation, as are our sales taxes. We fall nearly last in education. We have the most homeless, the most illegal migrants. The state spends $30.b on illegal immigration per year.
And that’s set to explode higher, as this week (6/10) Gov. Newsom announced all illegal aliens under 26 will receive full Medicaid health care benefits at taxpayer expense.
Like all cities run by progressives, our entire state is a disaster of Democrat making. San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego have been overrun by homeless people, most of them drug addicted and/or mentally ill.
Entire areas of these cities are befouled by used needles, feces, trash, garbage, rats and now diseases long-thought to be extinct in the West. Persons who work in downtown Los Angeles have contracted typhus!
As true in other cites long run by Democrats (Chicago, Baltimore, Seattle, Detroit, Flint) it is the implementation of ridiculous utopian Marxist policies so beloved by progressives that has destroyed these once grand cities. Socialist strategies always fail. Democrats cheat (e.g., ballot harvesting), are re-elected, and the state continues to decline.
Venezuela is the current example of the massive failure of socialism on the world stage. What is happening there is beyond tragic; the people are starving in every sense of the word. But will our own Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemn socialism? Absolutely not.
She, Bernie Sanders and their fellow travelers mean to take this country the way of Venezuela, the road California has already been on for too long; possibly too long to ever recover.
Realize this: California is becoming a third-world nation. But, as in Venezuela, the rich and politically powerful stay rich, keep their mansions and their private planes unperturbed by the devastation they generate.
Donald Trump may have lost the popular vote in California; too many illegals vote thanks to the motor voter bill that was passed to do exactly what it did, let noncitizens vote.
But he won the 2016 election to stop the destruction our self-appointed progressive betters have wrought and mean to escalate.
They want to control how we all live our lives by pretending we are causing global warming, as if we mere humans are more powerful than the sun!
They seek to destroy capitalism, the one economic system that has elevated more people out of poverty and tyranny than any other in human history.
They have successfully indoctrinated two generations of malleable young people with the false notion that America is a racist nation, illegitimately founded by white men so it must be destroyed and rebuilt according to their monstrous, failed progressive policies.
They loathe our founding documents, our anthems, our families, our traditions. They want to do to the nation what they’ve already done to California. They must be stopped.
As Levin’s extraordinary and profound book pounds home, our mainstream media is part and parcel of the progressive plan, in Obama’s words, to “fundamentally transform America.”
One has only to watch a few minutes of CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, or read the NYT and WaPo to know this is true. Fake news hardly describes the rubbish they spew and call news.
They lie, they calculate, they agree on a phrase of the day and all repeat it like the puppets they are; they seem to think they are masters of neuro-linguistic programming but they are just parrots who repeat what they’ve been directed to say.
Distributed by C O M M O N S E N S E in Arizona
June 19, 2019
Editor's Note: This is a guest commentary from former Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, author of SB1070.
AMERICA'S CHOICE: ARIZONA OR SAN FRANCISCO
As the author of SB1070, I am amazed at the fear mongering and misinformation used by the left against this common sense legislation. This shot was heard around the world. 34 states came to me to help them with similar legislation. 73% of Americans supported this legislation according to the Rasmussen Poll. This legislation saved lives, saved hundreds of millions of dollars in reduction of crime, education, medication, jail costs, etc. Yet the ”fake” media continues this day to lie about or refuse to admit its success.
Illegal is not a race; it is a crime. SB1070 simply codifies federal law into state law and removes excuses about states inherent authority to enforce these laws and removes all illegal “sanctuary” policies. And SB1070 has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Arizona did not make illegal, illegal. Illegal was already illegal. It is a crime to enter or remain in the U.S. in violation of federal law. States always have had inherent authority to enforce immigration laws but many have failed or have refused to do so. Sanctuary policies are illegal under federal law (8 USC 1644) yet we have them all over the United States.
Paul Kantner of the 1960s rock band Jefferson Airplane once remarked, "San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality." When I first heard that San Francisco was planning to boycott Arizona over SB1070, that description seemed fitting. However, when neighboring Oakland’s city council voted 7-0 to boycott Arizona, and President Pro Tem of the California State Senate Derrell Steinberg announced a campaign in the legislature to boycott us, it became clear that San Francisco is merely ahead of the California crazy curve.Look at San Francisco today. What a dump, a third-world dump. And California cannot resist running the entire state into a lawless and unlivable dump.
Why did I propose SB1070? I saw the enormous fiscal and social costs that illegal immigration was imposing on my state. I saw Americans out of work, hospitals and schools overflowed, and budgets strained. Most disturbingly, I saw my fellow citizens victimized by illegal alien criminals. The murder of Robert Krentz—whose family had been ranching in Arizona since 1907—murdered by illegal alien drug dealers during the very debate on SB1070. Also, Kate Steinle in San Francisco, 21-year old Grant Ronnebeck in Mesa, 17-year old Jamiel Shaw of Los Angeles, were, for many the final straw for Arizonans. But there are dozens and dozens of other citizens of our state and elsewhere who have been murdered by illegal aliens, including seven Phoenix Police Officers.
Most of the hysterical critics of SB1070 do not even know what is in it. SB1070 simply allows Arizona law enforcement officials to enforce the law and, contrary to those same hysterical critics, it explicitly prohibits racial profiling. The chief complaint about the bill is that it infringes on federal jurisdiction. However, the U.S. Supreme Court disagrees. And for all their newfound respect for the authority of federal immigration law, the open borders advocates who oppose SB1070 have no problem with “sanctuary cities” such as San Francisco, Sacramento, Phoenix, and just about every city run by Democrats, which explicitly obstruct federal immigration authorities and protect illegal aliens. In 2008, San Francisco began a campaign to encourage illegal aliens to take advantage of the city’s public services. California recently decided ALL illegal aliens “deserve” more taxpayer benefits including free medical as they continue to burden the taxpayer with more costs even as their state drowns in debt.
Extreme liberal Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom stated, "We have worked with immigrant rights groups to create a government-run open border campaign so that illegal aliens know the city won’t target them for using city services." The results are tragic. A few months after the campaign, Edwin Ramos, an illegal alien and member of the MS13 gang, murdered San Francisco resident Tony Bologna and his two sons who he mistook for rival gang members. Ramos had a lengthy criminal record including a felony assault on a pregnant woman. He was arrested on gang and weapons charges and promptly released just three months before the murder. Not once did San Francisco report him to immigration authorities.
One month after the murder of the Bolognas, illegal alien Alexander Lzaguirre stole Amanda Keifer’s purse and then intentionally ran her over with an SUV, laughing as she hit the pavement and fractured her skull. Four months earlier, Alexander Lzaguirre had been arrested for felony dealing of crack cocaine. Not only did San Francisco refuse to turn him over to immigration authorities, they expunged his record and helped get him a job, which is a felony in and of itself.
Keifer asked the obvious question, "If they've committed crimes and they're not citizens, then why are they here? Why haven't they been deported?"
The answer is that politicians like Gavin Newsom put the interests of illegal aliens before the safety of American citizens, not unlike former Phoenix Mayor now Congressman Greg Stanton and others who are complicit in the deaths and maimings of American citizens and the billions in cost as liberal, open borders Democrats violate their Oath of Office.
SB1070 worked. One only had to scan the newspapers and see dozens of headlines like “Illegal Immigrants Leaving Arizona over New Law: Tough, Controversial New Legislation Scares Many in Underground Workforce Out of State.” The Phoenix Police Association credited SB1070 as the cause of the largest crime reduction ever to a 30-year low.
In criticizing SB1070, Barack Obama said, “Our failure to act responsibly at the federal level will only open the door to irresponsibility by others.” There is nothing irresponsible about enforcing our law, but President Obama is right, the federal government has failed us.
But the solution is not “comprehensive immigration reform,” a euphemism for amnesty. This will only encourage more illegal aliens. And making illegal aliens legal does nothing to change the social and fiscal costs they impose on Arizona or the nation as a whole. In 2010 the Heritage Foundation’s research puts the cost of amnesty at over $2.5 Trillion dollars.
The federal government simply needs to enforce the immigration laws that are on the books by cracking down on employers of illegal aliens, securing our borders, and deporting illegal alien criminals. Attrition by enforcement.
And iff states understood states’ rights and the Constitutional duty and responsibility to our citizens, this legislation is a model for states across the nation and the federal government. It will end illegal immigration to America, but the left looks towards San Francisco instead.
Former President of Arizona State Senate Russell K. Pearce
California leaders are nuts...really.
Ok lets get this straight. In CA it's ok for inmates to possess marijuana in prison, but I need to pass an FBI background check to purchase ammunition.
It's against the law for a restaurant to offer me a plastic straw, but it's ok for Starbucks to serve drinks in a plastic cup, and it's
ok for me to use plastic Keurig coffee pods and buy tons of plastic water bottles.
In San Francisco they provide free Safe Drug Centers for heroin addicts to shoot up under nurse supervision and provide new needles (also plastic), but it's going to be against the law for adults to Vape. In San Francisco it's ok to crap on the street, but it's against the law to spit.
CA is going to fine citizens for not having health insurance, but they are going to provide free health care for those in the country illegally.
In CA they provide driver's licenses to people in the country illegally, but I have to bring my original birth certificate, social
security card, and two utility bills to get my Real CA driver's license so I can use it to board a plane.
It’s ok for a homeless person to build a house next to the river out of plywood and tarps on property they don't own, but I have to get a permit and have an inspection if I do something as simple as replacing a window.
California requires immunizations for its citizens, but not for illegal aliens. Also, a bunch of eradicated illnesses are coming back,
and they don't care about those either. Things are ass backwards here!
Rush Limbaugh Reveals the ugly truth:
I think the vast differences in compensation between victims of the September 11 casualty and those who die serving our country in Uniform are profound....
No one is really talking about it either, because you just don't criticize anything having to do with September 11. Well, I can't let the numbers pass by because it says something really disturbing about the entitlement mentality of this country. If you lost a family member in the September 11 attack, you're going to get an average of $1,185,000....
The range is a minimum guarantee of $250,000, all the way up to $4.7 million.... If you are a surviving family member of an American soldier killed in action, the first check you get is a $6,000 direct death benefit, half of which is taxable....
Next, you get $1,750 for burial costs.....
If you are the surviving spouse, you get $833 a month until you remarry or die....
And there's a payment of $211 per month for each child under 18....When the child hits 18, those payments come to a screeching halt...
Keep in mind that some of the people who are getting an average of $1.185 million up to $4.7 million are complaining that it's not enough....Their deaths were tragic, but for most, they were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time...
Soldiers put themselves in harms way FOR ALL OF US, and they and their families know the dangers....
(Actually, soldiers are put in harms way by politicians and commanding officers.)
We also learned over the weekend that some of the victims from the Oklahoma City bombing have started an organization asking for the same deal that the September 11 families are getting....In addition to that, some of the families of those bombed in the embassies are now asking for compensation as well.....
You see where this is going, don't you...?
Folks, this is part and parcel of over 50 years of entitlement politics in this country....It's just really sad....Every time a pay raise comes up for the military, they usually receive next to nothing of a raise....Now the green machine is in combat in the Middle East while their families have to survive on food stamps and live in low-rent housing....
Make sense.. !!!!!!!!! ?????
However, our own U.S. Congress voted themselves a raise. Many of you don't know that they only have to be in Congress one time to receive a pension that is more than $15,000 per month....
If some of the military people stay in for 20 years and get out as an E-7, they may receive a pension of $1,000 per month, and the very people who placed them in harm's way receives a pension of $15,000 per month....
I would like to see our elected officials pick up a weapon and join ranks before they start cutting out benefits and lowering pay for our sons and daughters who are now fighting...
"When do we finally do something about this..?"
Clint Eastwood tells it like it is.
By Jeff Foxworthy
Which side of the fence?
If you ever wondered which side of the fence you sit on, this is a great test!
If a Republican doesn't like guns, he doesn't buy one.
If a Democrat doesn't like guns, he wants all guns outlawed.
If a Republican is a vegetarian, he doesn't eat meat
If a Democrat is a vegetarian, he wants all meat products banned for everyone.
If a Republican is homosexual, he quietly leads his life.
If a Democrat is homosexual, he demands legislated respect.
If a Republican is down-and-out, he thinks about how to better his situation.
If a Democrat is down-and-out he wonders who is going to take care of him.
If a Republican doesn't like a talk show host, he switches channels.
A Democrat demands that those they don't like be shut down.
If a Republican is a non-believer, he doesn't go to church.
A Democrat non-believer wants any mention of God and religion silenced.
If a Republican decides he needs health care, he goes about shopping for it, or may choose a job that provides it.
If a Democrat decides he needs health care, he demands that the rest of us pay for his.
If a Republican is unhappy with an election, he grumbles and goes to work the next day.
If a Democrat is unhappy with an election, he burns down a Starbucks, throws rocks at cops and takes two-weeks off for therapy.