A Message From Lucianne  

S-CR-TEO





AdT-SC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Advertisement-Free Options | Register
Rules & FAQs | Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google





California mandates solar panels
for homes built in 2020 and later

Fox News, by Bradford Betz

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 12/6/2018 9:29:25 AM

California lawmakers on Wednesday officially approved a measure that mandates all homes built in the Golden State in 2020 and beyond be solar-powered. The new standards were approved earlier this year and voted on unanimously by the California Building Standards Commission, the Orange County Register reported. Officials heralded the move as a “historical undertaking” that “will be a beacon of light for the rest of the country.” The provisions add an estimated $10,000 to the cost of building a single-family home – including more than $8,400 for installing solar and roughly $1,500 for energy efficiency. Proponents of these requirements, however

Comments:
Should be fun to see how well they are maintained. The glass often gets cloudy, soot-covered, and eventually breaks - especially during quakes.

      


Post Reply  

Reply 1 - Posted by: qwerty, 12/6/2018 9:37:50 AM     (No. 11854528)

Pass the pop corn. This "FEEL GOOD" garbage is nothing more than a money grab from contractors. Can you see house sales nose dive?
Only the emaciated vegan tree huggers will be the buyers.
SAVE YOURSELF ... DON´T MOVE to the LEFT SIDE.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 2 - Posted by: plex, 12/6/2018 9:44:26 AM     (No. 11854536)

Will increase the value of older homes without solar.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    55 persons like this.


   

 




  


 
Reply 3 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 12/6/2018 9:52:01 AM     (No. 11854545)

This will add to the costs of already overpriced real estate and continue to drive people out of the state.

As long as the federal government doesn´t bail out California for their insane ideas and the cost of them, they can dig themselves deeper into the pit as they wish.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 4 - Posted by: fayebeck, 12/6/2018 9:54:48 AM     (No. 11854549)

#2 No problem. The older homes will be required to "upgrade" with solar before owner is allowed to sell. Count on it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    43 persons like this.


Reply 5 - Posted by: Axeman, 12/6/2018 9:56:18 AM     (No. 11854551)

Good. This will require cutting down every tall tree within shading distance. Thereby reducing the fire danger.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 6 - Posted by: pchristopher, 12/6/2018 9:58:36 AM     (No. 11854555)

Let´s see what happens when "teenagers" start going through neighborhoods and throw rocks and bullets at them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 7 - Posted by: Muguy, 12/6/2018 10:04:14 AM     (No. 11854561)

There must be some sort of concerted effort being made on this, because just yesterday I heard about some wacko group trying to get something like that introduced into the upcoming session of the Texas Legislature.

They have an agenda and they are going to ram it through and keep working until people relent or the get some weak legislator to wimp out due to bad media press attacking them.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


   

 

R-TA-Wide_2
  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Hotrod, 12/6/2018 10:04:37 AM     (No. 11854562)

Like it´s not expensive enough to build a house in California now! I wonder if the insurance companies will pay for this when the houses that recently burned up in the fires are rebuilt? They better hurry up and build before 2020- if they can get through all the permitting process in the next year! One thing for sure, insurance rates will go up, regardless.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 9 - Posted by: Ribald1, 12/6/2018 10:14:13 AM     (No. 11854573)

Elon Musk´s solar company, along with his car company and his rocket company are facing a very real threat of Trump cutting off access to your wallet.
The Chinese, who make most of the solar panels, are likewise facing losing a place at the trough.
So look for this kind of thing happening all over the country.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    26 persons like this.


Reply 10 - Posted by: Highlander, 12/6/2018 10:15:10 AM     (No. 11854575)

Well, my home value just tanked! Who’s going to buy a house in California, knowing this law is going to affect every homeowner in the state?

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 11 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 12/6/2018 10:20:50 AM     (No. 11854582)

Stand by for the unintended consequences.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 12 - Posted by: skacmar, 12/6/2018 10:23:53 AM     (No. 11854589)

California is the real life version of Atlas Shrugged. They keep making so many regulations "for the good of the people" that they are destroying any incentive to build, relocate, or open or operate a business there. The only reason to live there is if you want to live in a nanny state where all of your decisions are made for you by the government.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    28 persons like this.


   

 


.LockDme.
Lock-17


 
Reply 13 - Posted by: Words have Meaning, 12/6/2018 10:30:06 AM     (No. 11854597)

A message to all residents of CA...Just because your state is in the toilet and quickly going down the drain, do not think for one second you can just move out of state and spread your poison to neighboring states.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2018 10:32:22 AM     (No. 11854600)

Years ago (in the 1970s) a very large multi-state development company that I worked for, that build entire communities of many hundreds of homes, discarded the idea of installing solar because it was ineffective. For many reasons it could not support a home’s entire power needs. The best it could do would be to act as backup. To heat a swimming pool. Not much else.

Another screwball Jerry Brown idea.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2018 10:33:12 AM     (No. 11854602)

Re #14, that company built its huge developments in California, Arizona and Texas.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 16 - Posted by: Thos Weatherby, 12/6/2018 10:33:41 AM     (No. 11854605)

No matter which state you live in, I wouldn´t by buying anything solar at this time. See what happens in California. The price of solar should drastically come down. So it won´t hurt to wait it out for a few years.
The demise of this law will be the people won´t maintain their systems. They´re only good for 20 to 30 years anyway so what happens then.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 17 - Posted by: Starboard_side, 12/6/2018 10:34:35 AM     (No. 11854607)

Of course they could have mandated that every government building, school, university, hospital, warehouse building, and mall parking lots could have been pushed to install solar panels instead, and they would cover FAR more acreage than a bunch of homes, particularly new built homes.

It would reduce the carbon footprint, lower the energy use(costs) for every gov´t department, which would also mean they would needn´t need as much $$ in future budgets.



  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


   

 


.R-LJ.


R-LJ
  


 
Reply 18 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua, 12/6/2018 10:35:43 AM     (No. 11854609)

I would say there goes the housing industry, but California has likely already destroyed it with sky high prices. No wonder people are leaving the state. Nothing will be fixed either. The corrupt left has a chokehold on California at the federal level, and the state level. It will get worse.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    17 persons like this.


Reply 19 - Posted by: seamusm, 12/6/2018 10:36:39 AM     (No. 11854611)

Oh PLEASE Dear Lord! Don´t let Californians move to Texas and spread their voting habits.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    24 persons like this.


Reply 20 - Posted by: Clinger, 12/6/2018 10:39:48 AM     (No. 11854613)

That pesky middle class refused to completely disappear, they had to do something. This should finish them off so they can enjoy the land of filthy rich elites and droves of poor unwashed masses. Way to go Cali can´t wait for Illinois to catch up.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 21 - Posted by: peebster, 12/6/2018 10:42:39 AM     (No. 11854615)

$10K per home? Yeah, right. And the bullet train will only cost $3B. If its mandated, the cost will easily go to $50K or higher. We reduced our San Jose water use by half, killed most of our yard and what happened? They doubled our water rates. We now live in Michigan and love it. Escaped just in time apparently...

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 22 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 12/6/2018 10:42:46 AM     (No. 11854616)

And these Einsteins will be surprised that the higher costs of housing in the state will further aggravate the lack of "affordable" housing. Of course their solution will be to mandate that the builders lower their prices for a certain portion of the population, forcing them the raise their prices on everyone else to offset the lost revenue.

It´s the leftist way.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    27 persons like this.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 12/6/2018 10:45:22 AM     (No. 11854622)

Fantastic! Californians will be swarming into Nevada buying homes- My home here is already worth nearly a half million. The only downside is- They are Californians!

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 24 - Posted by: coldoc, 12/6/2018 10:49:27 AM     (No. 11854626)

Here in AZ, an initiative to californicate the state mandating "renewable" energy sources failed 70-30%. Like almost having the hairball hag for president, we dodged a bullet.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 25 - Posted by: M2, 12/6/2018 11:08:43 AM     (No. 11854663)

CA, please secede so the rest of us can live in peace.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 26 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 12/6/2018 11:11:13 AM     (No. 11854668)

Hopefully the future housing shortage will keep some of the liberals from moving in from back east and distroying a once great state.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    23 persons like this.


Reply 27 - Posted by: scottj, 12/6/2018 11:15:03 AM     (No. 11854672)

Beacon of light for the rest of the country? I think we heard the same thing about that high speed train. Thats some beacon.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    19 persons like this.


Reply 28 - Posted by: mc squared, 12/6/2018 11:59:22 AM     (No. 11854720)

Assuming it worked and a percentage of homes go off the grid. Do you think power companies aren´t going to distribute their costs over the remaining customers?

Most solar homes are never fully off the grid: they retain commercial power for emergencies, panel failures, and long gray weather conditions (wildfires?).
Power plants can´t be shut down and started ´at will´. They will run all the time, anyway.




  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    33 persons like this.


Reply 29 - Posted by: dynomitethings, 12/6/2018 12:21:19 PM     (No. 11854741)

Absolutely ridiculous. Solyndra, anyone?

I´ve been to California, from San Diego to San Francisco and while it is a very pretty state, I don´t see the appeal of living there. With stunts like this, the outrageous taxation as well as high housing costs, etc. I don´t understand why anyone would want to live there.

It´s worse than Europe in some aspects(!) and I´ve lived in Europe, as a citizen, for many years...so I know.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    32 persons like this.


Reply 30 - Posted by: JediJerry, 12/6/2018 12:25:04 PM     (No. 11854743)

Don’t forget it costs a lot of money per year to clean these panels because the more dust and dirt that accumulates on them the less efficient they are. These panels will add additional costs to construction for structural engineering the new loads on the roof framing, walls and foundations as well as additional costs for all of the supporting structures. Next we will see the all wise and knowing state mandate guacamole be served at every meal. Thus giving the avocado farmers in Mexico a real boost in sales.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    10 persons like this.


Reply 31 - Posted by: dvc, 12/6/2018 12:40:36 PM     (No. 11854762)

Another nail in the coffin of California.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    13 persons like this.


Reply 32 - Posted by: jacksin5, 12/6/2018 12:57:31 PM     (No. 11854794)

Like Electric cars, the main drawback is storage capacity of the energy created.

And like others have already stated, an installation cost of 10K is a pipedream.

The only person who will be happy with this is Elon Musk, darling of the Leftist Dreamers.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 33 - Posted by: Timber Queen, 12/6/2018 1:02:06 PM     (No. 11854797)

California is not the only state infected by communists, nor are we the epicenter sending voter-agents across the country to spread the virus. Every state, whether blue, red, or purple, already have the pathogens in their systems.

California, New York, Illinois, Massachusetts and so many others are the laboratories where new strategies and tactics are tried, and then farmed out to the purple and red states. If the Republicans were truly anti-communists, we could have a fighting chance but that is just not reality. It is the legislatures and governors that pass these oppressive laws, not the voters of a state. The Dims picked up control of more legislatures and governor offices this mid-term.

California is my birthright and I’m staying. Why move when there is no “safe” state that will not be taken over slowly and stealthily in the same way that tarnished the Golden State. Each of us has to fight for our state, for our country, and right now for our President. Donald Trump is our only hope to save our Constitution.

Moving out of socialist states is not the answer, it’s just moving pieces around on the game board. Did we all abandon America when Obola was in charge? Stay, fight, win.

MAGA


  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    44 persons like this.


Reply 34 - Posted by: rubberneck, 12/6/2018 1:20:36 PM     (No. 11854820)

If you live in Palm Springs, sunshine probably hits your rooftop 320 days a year.

If you live in Eureka, 40+ inches of rain hits your rooftop every year - 10 times as much as in Palm Springs. (23+ inches falls on Nancy´s house in San Francisco every year.)

If there´s any one state that´s an unlikely candidate for mandatory solar panels across-the-state, it would be California.

(But that´s just the common sense in me... and what do I know, compared with the California Building Standards Commission?)

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    30 persons like this.


Reply 35 - Posted by: judy, 12/6/2018 1:21:17 PM     (No. 11854821)

With 75% of Californians on welfare I don´t think they have to worry about solar panels on new homes.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 36 - Posted by: schnapps, 12/6/2018 3:23:42 PM     (No. 11854908)

Other CA beacons of light:

- High speed train. Budget $30 billion - looking more like $200 billion. Can´t find any tracks yet.

- Embryonic Stem Cell research. Spent $6 - $9 billion to date. Only break-throughs have been in adult stem cell researchers outside CA.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    15 persons like this.


Reply 37 - Posted by: dvc, 12/6/2018 3:27:49 PM     (No. 11854911)

#7, understand that the business folks who will benefit greatly from ENFORCED PURCHASING of their (probably overpriced, since the buyer MUST BUY) solar systems will be very, very interested in all state legislatures pushing this kind of law.

Businesses LOVE customers being required to purchase their wares. And they will send money back to the legislators as bribes and campaign contributions in great numbers.

Look at ethanol. Bad idea, costs more, lowers gas mileage, harms all small engines that are not run with great regularity, yet can the 200 million people that hate it get it stopped? Of course not, the corn farmers and the ethanol distillers have the legislatures all bribed and paid up, can´t stop it.

Solar panels on homes will be the same if we let it get a foothold. Kill this in the beginning or have it forever.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.


Reply 38 - Posted by: anonymous, 12/6/2018 3:31:28 PM     (No. 11854913)

Yet more Communist-style intrusion by those in the California government who are hell-bent on doing "good for the world". I can´t see the US Supreme Court allowing it.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    14 persons like this.


Reply 39 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2018 5:35:37 PM     (No. 11854992)

Re #33, yes. And yes and yes…

Have you ever noticed we never hear where the California bashers live? What Utopia they have chosen to reside and spend their days in while stoning California, all of its residents, including the California LDotters.

Better not get a hurricane or a tornado. I won’t be able to find my violin.

This is not the friendly supportive LCom of old. Too sad.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    18 persons like this.


Reply 40 - Posted by: strike3, 12/6/2018 5:43:51 PM     (No. 11855000)

Too late, #13. The liberal virus has already spread from Commiefornia to Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Arizona and to a certain extent back east. If you meet new neighbors moving in and they say they are from California, sell your home quickly and move to the Midwest.

Residents may brag that California has a lot of industry and opportunities but you have to live in misery, crawl on freeways, pay outrageous taxes and suffer fools for politicians to take advantage of them. It may be worth it for some but not if you want to stay sane. Just look at Pelosi, Moonbeam, Feinstein, Maxine, Schiff and Harris, those wild buggy eyes and insane rhetoric say it all.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    11 persons like this.


Reply 41 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/6/2018 7:01:09 PM     (No. 11855058)

Re #35, link for that percentage on welfare, please.

The story I saw within the last day or so gave a percentage near that for illegal families, not all Californians.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    22 persons like this.


Reply 42 - Posted by: gone2pot, 12/6/2018 7:14:58 PM     (No. 11855064)

33, there are Venezuelans who feel the same way. Wait until Newsom and the CalMarxists give the entire world free health care, free income, free college and probably subsidized solar panels for their tent cities near Angel Stadium. I left in ´94 and hang a picture of the Welcome To California sign framed by my rear view mirror in the barndominium. However, I do pray for you and TK regularly.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    20 persons like this.


Reply 43 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/6/2018 9:09:03 PM     (No. 11855115)

Just in case there are any young people left in the state who could possibly afford to buy a home, Democrats are here to protect their property investments by adding more cost to get into the game.

  Click Here if you Like this Comment

    12 persons like this.



Post Reply   Close thread 959046




Below, you will find ...

Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"

and

Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)




Most Recent Articles posted by "NorthernDog"



Christmas market gunman evades
French police two days after attack
Reuters, by John Irish and Christian Hartmann    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/13/2018 8:11:29     Post Reply
STRASBOURG, France - The death toll in an attack on Strasbourg´s Christmas market rose to three on Thursday as police searched through eastern France and manned checkpoints on the German border in a hunt for the fugitive gunman. Police issued a wanted poster for Cherif Chekatt, the main suspect in the attack, who was on an watchlist as a potential security threat. Authorities say the 29-year-old was known to have developed radical religious views while in jail. France has raised its security threat to the highest level in response to Tuesday evening´s shooting rampage, which Strasbourg´s mayor said was

Chicago mayor wants to legalize marijuana,
open casino to deal with city´s pension crisis
USA Today, by Aamer Madhani    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/12/2018 12:14:40     Post Reply
CHICAGO – The outgoing mayor of Chicago wants to legalize recreational marijuana and open a casino to help address a growing pension crisis in the nation’s third largest city, a source close to the mayor said Tuesday. Rahm Emanuel, who is set to leave office in May, will propose both measures in a major address on Wednesday, according to the source, who was not authorized to speak publicly before the mayor’s address. Also Tuesday, aides to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told The New York Post that Cuomo was readying a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in that state. It´s

Coal supporter Manchin named top
Dem on Senate Energy Committee
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Timothy Cama    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/11/2018 11:53:42     Post Reply
Senate Democrats on Tuesday named Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) as the ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, despite objections by progressive groups. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the appointment, along with the ranking members of other panels. (Snip) Environmentalists have for weeks slammed Manchin and called on Schumer to use his authority to name someone else ranking member. "Joe Manchin’s appointment as ranking member of the Senate Energy Committee is a stark failure of Chuck Schumer’s leadership," Erich Pica, president of Friends of the Earth, said in a statement. "Schumer is out of touch

Pence casts tie-breaking vote
for Trump appeals court judge
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jordain Carney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/11/2018 9:17:36     Post Reply
Vice President Pence broke a tied Senate vote on Tuesday to confirm Jonathan Kobes as a judge on the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals. The vote was stuck at 50-50 after Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) joined with all Democrats in opposing the nomination. Flake, who is retiring in January, is voting "no" on all judicial picks until he gets a vote on legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired without cause. Pence, who was presiding over the chamber, broke the tie by casting the 51st vote to confirm Kobes. Pence has previously broken ties to

Elizabeth Warren forges a 2020 machine
Politico, by Natasha Korecki    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/11/2018 11:47:28     Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren has the core of her 2020 team in place if she runs for president. She has the seed money — there’s $12.5 million ready to go, left from her recent Senate run — and a massive email list she’s amassed over years, boosted by a $3.3 million investment in digital infrastructure and advertising in the last election alone. Her aides have been quietly shopping for presidential campaign headquarters space in the Boston area in recent weeks, according to a source with knowledge of the move. All that’s left is for her to give the green light.

Beto O’Rourke Emerges as the Wild
Card of the 2020 Campaign-in-Waiting
New York Times, by Matt Flegenheimer and Jonathan Martin    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/10/2018 8:15:05     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The 2020 Democratic presidential primary, already expected to be the party’s most wide open in decades, has been jostled on the eve of many long-plotted campaign announcements by a political threat that few contenders bothered considering until recently: Will a soon-to-be-former congressman, with an unremarkable legislative record and a Senate campaign loss, upend their best-laid plans? Representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas has emerged as the wild card of the presidential campaign-in-waiting for a Democratic Party that lacks a clear 2020 front-runner. After a star-making turn in his close race against Senator Ted Cruz, Mr. O’Rourke is increasingly serious

‘You don’t just get to say that you’re
progressive’:The left moves to defend its brand
Politico, by David Siders    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/9/2018 9:54:26     Post Reply
MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — Progressive Democrats are beginning to confront an unintended consequence of their own success: Dilution of the brand. So many Democratic presidential prospects are now claiming the progressive mantle in advance of the 2020 primaries that liberal leaders are trying to institute a measure of ideological quality control, designed to ensure the party ends up with a nominee who meets their exacting standards. Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are discussing policy platforms that could serve as a litmus test for presidential contenders. Progressive donors, meanwhile, are plotting steps — ranging from closer engagement with campaigns to

‘The party could explode’:
Democrats prepare for wild 2020 ride
Guardian [UK], by David Smith    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/8/2018 2:28:25     Post Reply
Washington - The race is starting so early, and the field is so crowded, that announcing you are not running for president is now a news event. In the past week, Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York; Deval Patrick, the former governor of Massachusetts; and Michael Avenatti, lawyer for the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels, have all dropped out of contention for the 2020 Democratic nomination. (Snip) But things could get messy, Zogby warned. “The danger here is the party could explode with identity politics and the liberal/progressive split. Do you have to have a woman on the ticket? Do

ABC News Panelists Covering Bush Funeral
Crack Jokes About Future Trump Funeral (Video)
The Wrap, by Itay Hod and Jon Levine    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/7/2018 2:03:34     Post Reply
ABC News’ livestream of President George H. W. Bush’s funeral Wednesday took an uncomfortable turn when the panelists joked about President Trump’s future funeral. “It will be the best presidential funeral ever,” ABC correspondent Terry Moran said. “No one will ever have seen anything like that funeral.” The exchange started when Moran, a veteran ABC News anchor, argued that Trump’s election was a “repudiation of much of what George Herbert Walker Bush and George Walker Bush stood for because the people who voted him wanted that repudiation.” Moran went on to say that Trump is “an expression of the

Second-largest Ebola outbreak in
history spreads to major Congo city
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/7/2018 11:26:14     Post Reply
DAKAR, Senegal — The second-largest Ebola outbreak in history has spread to a major city in eastern Congo, as health experts worry whether the stock of an experimental vaccine will stand up to the demands of an epidemic with no end in sight. Butembo, with more than 1 million residents, is now reporting cases of the deadly hemorrhagic fever. That complicates Ebola containment work already challenged by rebel attacks elsewhere that have made tracking the virus almost impossible in some isolated villages. “We are very concerned by the epidemiological situation in the Butembo area,” said John Johnson, project coordinator

Merkel´s party chooses successor
to longtime German leader
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/7/2018 9:37:47     Post Reply
HAMBURG, Germany — Chancellor Angela Merkel´s party celebrated her 18 years as its leader with a lengthy standing ovation on Friday as it prepared to elect a successor who could help shape Germany´s political direction for the next generation. A close ally of Merkel´s and a one-time rival were considered favorites for the leadership of the center-right Christian Democratic Union. (Snip) The favorites are CDU general secretary Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a Merkel ally who is widely considered the chancellor´s preferred successor and is closest to her centrist stance; and Friedrich Merz, a former leader of the party´s

Fox’s Napolitano walks back
claim that Trump Jr. thinks
he’ll be indicted by Mueller
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Wise    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 12/6/2018 9:40:57     Post Reply
Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano on Thursday walked back a previous statement in which he said Donald Trump Jr. expects to be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller. "You know I did say that, and I basically was repeating what had already been out there," Napolitano said on "Fox & Friends." "I since have heard from [him], and he says he never said it. And it was an inaccurate statement." "I take him at his word," he added. The comment comes just a day after Napolitano said on the Sirius XM radio show of ABC News chief



Most Active Articles (last 48 hours)



Boy Scouts of America may
declare bankruptcy

73 replie(s)
New York Post, by Max Jaeger    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 12/12/2018 6:41:23 PM     Post Reply
The Boy Scouts of America is mulling declaring bankruptcy amid flagging membership and an avalanche of costly sex abuse allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal. Leaders have hired Chicago law firm Sidley Austin for help in a potential Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, sources told the outlet. The organization has been fending off lawsuits over alleged abuse, including one filed by four former scouts who called the club a “pedophile magnet” and alleged that they were molested by scoutmaster Waldron Ackerman between 1974 and 1976. The organization has reportedly lost two-thirds of its members — some 4 million boys —

Disgrace: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Attacks
Gold Star Father John Kelly as a Coward

62 replie(s)
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/12/2018 4:16:33 AM     Post Reply
Woke 29-year-old Congresswoman-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went after White House Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday. Why? She wants him to apologize to Democrat Rep. Frederica Wilson for supposedly "lying" about her to reporters.(tweet)"Cowardice." Quite a big word to use against a four-star Marine Corps general whose son was killed in Afghanistan. Wilson´s spat with Kelly came last year when she alleged President Trump disrespected a military family during a phone call. Kelly disputed her characterization and gave a briefing to the White House press corps on how the military handles casualties.

Nancy Pelosi mocks Trump´s manhood after wild
Oval Office meet, says she tried to ´be the mom´

42 replie(s)
New York Daily News, by Chris Sommerfeldt    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 12/11/2018 6:47:57 PM     Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi mocked President Trump’s “manhood” and questioned his basic understanding of government spending during a closed-door meeting with House Democrats on Tuesday, according to an aide in the room. (Snip) “It’s like a manhood thing for him,” Pelosi told the Dems of Trump’s wall obsession, according to the source. “As if manhood could ever be associated with him.”

Michelle Obama in Detroit: Americas
´a little lost right now´

41 replie(s)
Free Press (Detroit,MI), by Georgea Kovanis    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/12/2018 4:33:47 PM     Post Reply
For the women who showed up at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night, seeing Michelle Obama was like meeting up with their super-smart best friend who just happens to be the former first lady of the United States and author of the best-selling hardcover book of the year.They praised her intelligence, her poise, her grace, her style, her penchant for shopping at Target, her ability to live in the spotlight but remain down to earth. "She was a regular person, she was relatable," said Jacqueline Coleman, who lives in Lansing and brought her sister to the event as a birthday

Everybody’s Wrong: Donald Trump Won
the Chuck-n-Nancy Meeting, and Here’s Why

40 replie(s)
Daily Beast, by Matt Lewis    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/12/2018 4:00:46 AM     Post Reply
If Tuesday’s instantly famous Oval Office meeting is a harbinger of things to come, it’s going to be a long two years for “Chuck and Nancy.” Presidents can be intimidating, and Trump had home court advantage during Tuesday’s meeting. However, Chuck Schumer seemed especially outmatched by a very forceful Donald Trump. As Bill Kristol (no Trump apologist) put it: “[B]ased on what I saw of their respective performances in that Oval Office meeting today, I don’t understand why it’s Nancy Pelosi who’s facing a leadership challenge and Chuck Schumer who isn’t.” The mainstream media will focus

´Give us $50,000 each to go home´:
Caravan migrants march to the US
consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, demanding
US government let them in or pay them off

38 replie(s)
Daily Mail [UK], by Chiara Fiorillo    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 12/12/2018 12:56:01 PM     Post Reply
Two groups of migrants from Central America marched to the American consulate in Tijuana, Mexico, yesterday, with a list of demands to the Trump administration. One of them asked the American president to either let them in the country or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. The first group, including about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11am on Tuesday. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras, told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the $50,000 figure is not a very big sum. ´It may seem like a lot of money to you,´ he said.

Blasey-Ford’s scared little girl voice
has disappeared in first public
statement since her Senate testimony

37 replie(s)
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 12/13/2018 5:27:07 AM     Post Reply
When Professor Christine Blasey-Ford testified against the Supreme Court nomination of then-Judge Bret Kavanaugh, my very first impression was that her voice sounded fake. She sounded like a scared little girl, her voice tremulous, creating an impression of sadness and vulnerability. (snip) For the first time since her testimony, we now have the opportunity to hear her voice, and guess what? She doesn’t sound at all like the witness whose fear and suffering moved so many Democrats and feminists. She sounds like a grown-up, a professor indeed.

NYT Writer: Cancel Holiday Office Parties
So Women Avoid Sexual Harassment

36 replie(s)
Breitbart Politics, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: M2- 12/12/2018 8:00:51 AM     Post Reply
New York Times opinion writer Jennifer Weiner told CBS This Morning hosts that holiday office parties are nothing more than another opportunity for women to be sexually harassed. In her article titled “The Torture of Dressing for Your Office Holiday Party,” Weiner described the holiday season as “the least wonderful time of the year.” “Why are we having holiday parties at all?” complained Weiner to Gayle King on Monday morning. “Wouldn’t you rather have an extra $100 in your paycheck than have to put on the Spanx, put on the heels, be social with the guy with, like, the stale coffee breath

Gas-tax hike of up to 30 cents a
gallon needed, Emanuel and suburban
mayors say

33 replie(s)
Chicago Sun-Times (IL), by Fran Spielman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/12/2018 6:58:40 PM     Post Reply
Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined forces with suburban mayors on Tuesday to call for a 20- to 30-cents-a-gallon increase in the state’s gasoline tax to bankroll sorely needed mass transit and road improvements.After that, the mayors argued that the gas tax should be increased ev ery year to match the inflation rate.At a City Hall news conference Tuesday, Emanuel argued that 24 states have raised their gas tax since 2012 alone. Meanwhile, Illinois is “stuck in neutral” with a state gas tax of 19 cents a gallon that’s been frozen since 1990 — even though federal taxes and local and state

Migrant group demand Trump either let them in
or pay them each $50G to turn around: report

32 replie(s)
Fox News, by Louis Casiano    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 12/12/2018 3:09:55 AM     Post Reply
Two groups of Central American migrants marched to the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana on Tuesday with a list of demands, with one group delivering an ultimatum to the Trump administration: either let them in the U.S. or pay them $50,000 each to go home, a report said. Among other demands were that deportations be halted and that asylum seekers be processed faster and in greater numbers, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported. The first group of caravan members, that included about 100 migrants, arrived at the consulate around 11 a.m. Alfonso Guerreo Ulloa, an organizer from Honduras,

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Makes Homophobic
Remark, Calls Mike Pompeo ‘Wannabe
Dictator’s Butt-Boy’

32 replie(s)
Breitbart Media, by Justin Caruso    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 12/12/2018 2:41:58 PM     Post Reply
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski had to apologize for what some perceived to be a homophobic joke on Morning Joe Wednesday. Brzezinski called Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was “wannabe dictator’s butt-boy.” “I understand that Donald Trump doesn’t care, Heilemann makes a good point, he doesn’t care. But why doesn’t Mike Pompeo care right now?” Mika Brzezinski said of Pompeo’s response to a question about the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi. She continued, “Are the pathetic deflections that we just heard when he appeared on Fox & Friends, is that a patriot speaking? Or a wannabe dictator’s butt-boy?” Mika’s joke

Trump cancels White House
Christmas party for the press

32 replie(s)
Fox News, by Howard Kurtz    Original Article
Posted By: Toledo- 12/13/2018 7:36:24 AM     Post Reply
EXCLUSIVE – President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly fly in for the occasion. At its peak, the invitation-only soirees grew so large that there were two back-to-back events, one for broadcast outlets and one for print organizations.


Post Reply   Close thread 959046





Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Advertisement-Free Options | Register
Rules & FAQs | Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2018 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ