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Poor Devin Nunez, he is truly a milk dud. A congressman who was lampooned buy a fictional cow on Twitter and then decided that he would sue the aforementioned fictional cow for slander. He’s always told his constituents that he was a dairy Farmer but it turns out he doesn’t have a dairy Farm, oh poor Devin Nunes.
He’s truly the altar boy in the Church of Donald Trump. Running back and forth to the White House giving him updates on what the house intelligence committee was doing before the Democrats took over. I’m sure he’s still doing it but unfortunately for him he has no more power. I think that we’re going to see him out of office in the next cycle. He will either not run again or will be challenged in such a way that his loyal constituents will not want to vote for him.
He is a disgrace, especially considering that he used to be an anti Russia hawk. Now he says that the Russia investigation is a witch Hunt. California deserves better than Devin Nunes as a congressman and California will get a better congressperson.
Infrequently onphone Town Hall meetings with my congressman Jimmy Gomez. Once I had the opportunity to ask him a question about funding for California. he told me that the republicans in Congress have a saying, ABC, anybody but California. So the largest state in the Union by population is systematically being ignored by the federal government.
Now the supposed leader of our country is going to two states that he needs to win re-election but is skipping over coming to Gilroy California after the equally horrific shooting there. I read that two of the survivors of the Gilroy massacre we’re also survivors of the Las Vegas one. They met on a Facebook support group for survivors of mass shootings. It’s amazing that we have to have Facebook groups for survivors of mass shootings. So once again Trump ignores California. He’s quite happy to come here to suck money out of his Republican billionaires but to help the state and anyway, no. although I have to say that he did say that we should be raking the forest so that we would not have any more forest fires. Helpful information like that is his Hallmark.
You’re either the president of everyone oh you’re not a legitimate president. To me Trump is not a legitimate president I like he’s a racist, xenophobe and a white nationalist. This is in a country that is becoming more and more a rainbow of wonderful humans.
I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised. I’m sure we’re not going to be surprised by this president. I am so sure that I’m going to say this now. If this had been a Muslim or a person of color he would come out and call them terrorists. But this is a white teenager with a Neo-Nazi calling and he’s just going to say thoughts and prayers but never say the word terrorist about an individual who brought Terror to a community.
Let’s stop mincing words, neo-nazis are the bad people. They were in the back people in Charlottesville, they were the bad people who killed the African American Church and they are the people that killed a little six-year-old boy and a 13 year old girl and another innocent man yesterday in Gilroy. It’s funny I’ve always wanted to go to the Gilroy garlic festival so when I heard the words Gilroy come up in a breaking news last night I feared that I knew where the shooting that happened.
Speaking of terrorist, let’s talk about the NRA.when the NRA was formed it was a gun safety organization. Now they are of purveyor of fear across our country. where is Wayne LaPierre and his million-dollar salary today? Nowhere to be found because they cower after these killings and when the dust settles like cockroaches they come back. It’s time for the NRA to be dismantled and crushed.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was the only Republican I have ever voted for. I regretted doing it but I thought he was a different kind of Republican. In office he was not. but out of office he is taking on a different persona. Gone is the guy who built a tent in front of the state house so he could smoke his cigars and instead he is the guy sticking daggers into the bull coming out of the White House.
I have a conundrum. I know that’s Trump is hiding something in his tax returns but the Democrats in the house are mounting what seems like a half-hearted way of trying to get them. Are they afraid that they are going to show nothing wrong? Come on this man worked real estate in New York for umpteen years there are going to be skeletons and that proverbial tax returns closet. so why are the Democrats not pushing as hard as they should? I’ll let my readers comment on that.
I’ve lived in Los Angeles for almost 20 years. I’m from Miami obviously a place that doesn’t have a lot of earthquakes. I have had be My Shake app on my phone which uses the sensors in your cell phone to give an early warning of an upcoming earthquake. Basically the idea is if all the phones in a given area starts shaking at the same time that’s an earthquake. It’s available on both iPhone and Android devices. all that being said I did not know that Los Angeles had its own alert system. turns out a half a million people did in the Los Angeles area and had it loaded up on their phones. The problem was that the threshold set to send out a warning was higher than what would have caused an early warning to the Los Angeles area on the 4th and 5th of July. look today I got six Amber alerts while driving so I understand why the city wanted to make sure that people did not get a lot of warnings about 4.0 earthquakes and below. Getting a lot of warnings makes people uninstall the app.
On the 4th I found out about the Los Angeles warning system and I installed it on my phone. They have been updating it every few hours since I installed it. I’m sure they’re tweaking it to make sure that what happened on the 4th and 5th of July 2019 is not repeated in the future. Earthquakes are weird, they’re not like hurricanes, something I’m very used to, they give him a warning and we don’t know that they’re coming so having an early-warning even 30 seconds would make life in an earthquake-prone area just a bit easier.
Hurricane Andrew in Miami on a Sunday in the middle of the night. On Saturday night I called a friend of mine and told him that we weren’t going out to the clubs at night instead we were going to go grocery shopping. He thought I was absolutely out of my mind. I spent $375 that they on food which was in today’s dollars maybe $1,000 worth. Turns out it was a great call because I had 10 friend stay with me for two weeks after the hurricane and we had food. so be assured that I have an earthquake preparedness kit here in my apartment. I have enough water, food and most importantly cat food to last a couple of weeks. I live in a new building and it’s rated at a 9.1 earthquake resistance but nothing is perfect. I also have earthquake insurance which is really inexpensive and anyone who does not have it should consider getting it now. It’s a state-run insurance that in my case cost about $100 a year. I just made $25,000 in coverage and also importantly $2,500 in expenses if I can’t live in my apartment after the earthquake. all this is just a way for me to be proactive and I hope that my readers Will follow My lead.
I live in a high-rise in downtown Los Angeles. I’m on the 11th floor and at about 10:36 a.m. things started shaking and they continued for what I estimate to be about a minute and a half. It’s funny that it could be felt more in downtown Los Angeles than in areas that were actually closer to the epicenter of the earthquake in the Mojave Desert.
My cat Guava was sitting next to me on my bed and I immediately decided that I would cover her with my body to shield her from any falling wall hangings. she was not all that happy about it but I think she understood what I was doing. my other cat went under the bed and I have a metal frame so I knew he was safe. My Vue is over downtown Los Angeles but I specifically look down at two pools. The building next door is a much larger building than mine and their pool is very crowded. people just scurried off of the pool as quickly as possible at I guess to check what had happened in their own apartments. They left everything behind which is rare.
I reported the quake to the “I felt it” site at the US geological Service.
I’ve called all of my friends and everybody is safe and for that I cannot be more grateful.
As an animal lover the fact that someone had 150 small animals living in a mansion when none of their neighbors in a gated community new that they even had a dog is frightful to me.
This is disgusting.
As a political junkie what I find most disturbing is the fact that these people, Edward and Jo Reitkopp were rabid Trump supporters. I’m not putting a correlation between the two but if you go to this person’s Facebook page you will see nothing but pictures of Trump.
The house was so filthy that people had to go in to get the animals in hazmat suits. the animals were covered in feces and urine, these people need to be put in jail for a long time and hopefully a jail that doesn’t let him go to the bathroom in a toilet just like what they did to their poor animals.
Do you think that a guy whose name is Miller might be an immigrant or at least from an immigrant family can his past? He does not sound native American in any way and the way I see it unless you are native American you should be proud of America’s immigration policies that have made our country great.
Stephen Miller will not make our country great again he will make our country fail. I don’t have any idea of what happened in his childhood which has made him into this nasty creature that lurks the White House. it must have been something traumatic because even his own Rabbi thinks that Stephen Miller is a bad seed.
Immigration is the lifeblood of our country. Look at Japan with its aging population and no immigration looking at Doom in the future. How long has it been since you bought a Panasonic television?
If we are to prosper we need to bring you and wonderful people into our country. My dad and mom were immigrants and they were amazing people that contributed to their communities in every way they possibly could. I am a proud US citizen born in Houston Texas but I am still considering myself of immigrant roots.
ICE should not be abolished but their powers need to be curtailed. Angry people have taken over ice, should I say angry Republicans or just angry trumper’s? I’ll let the readers figured that out.
And now I’m speaking to my state legislators. California cannot be complicit in this terrible scheme. I know that attorney general Xavier Becerra will do the right thing.
Poor Devin Nunez the idiot. You have to feel sorry for the man. I have no idea how this imbecile has made it to Congress but then of course I look at some of those people like Gym Jordan and I guess mediocrity seems to flourish there of late.
Our country is slowly becoming less and less democratic. That’s democratic with a small d.
With the electoral college now negating votes so that the majority no longer can elect a president especially if he’s or she is a Democrat. the last two Republican presidents were not elected by a majority of the American people would rather by the electoral college.
So what are we to do? Vote with our dollars. It’s the only power we have left and it’s limited. There are some brands that are almost impossible to get around but they seem to be the ones who jumped ship from Tucker Carlson early on.
I say boycott. I remember the first time that’s an organized boycott in the United States worked in my memory. it was the grape boycott organized by Cesar Chavez. We stopped buying grapes and it forced grape producers to start paying not a living wage but at least a better wage than they had been.
So I hope that every advertiser that is not a Noah Museum or some erectile dysfunction drug pulls their advertising from Tucker Carlson and from all of the fox programming that promotes hate and distrust of others.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses ‘Populism and the Right’ during the National Review Institute’s Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. In recent weeks, Carlson has lost most of the advertisers of his show over a boycott sparked by his controversial comments. PHOTO: CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES