President Donald Trump’s advisers say in a new report that California could cut San Francisco’s homeless population in half by making the city’s building codes more like the ones in development-friendly Arizona.
The report, called the State of Homelessness in America, urges California and other Democratic-majority states to deregulate their housing industries in the interest of building more affordable homes.
“The president’s very concerned with the homelessness crisis in California,” said Council of Economic Advisers acting chairman Tom Philipson. “The Trump administration is working to reverse the failed policies of the past.”
A blogger couple who traveled from Australia to Asia and the Middle East in an attempt to “break the stigma” surrounding developing countries was reportedly arrested in Iran.
The duo were recently identified as Jolie King and Mark Firkin, the BBC reported on Thursday. Although the couple was arrested 10 weeks ago near Tehran, it wasn’t until Wednesday that the news became known.
Gunmaker Colt announced Thursday it is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market—including the AR-15.
The following is a statement from Dennis Veilleux, President and Chief Executive Officer for Colt:
For those who’ve been living on another planet for the past two decades, I once wrote a screed called The Pussification Of The Western Male, which took about an hour to write and was a stream-of-consciousness rant against the demeaning of men in Western society. The piece garnered an immediate and voluminous online response (thank you, Insty), caused my host’s (website and email) servers to crash and necessitated finding a new host because they kicked me off. The responses I got in the mail — I didn’t allow comments at that stage — were interesting. A large number, of course, were vituperative squeals from feministicals and their girlymen cohorts, and included death threats and threats of violence against me and my family. (Most of those disappeared when I responded to them by email with my home address, and an invitation to take their best shot — and to bring a gun, because I surely would.) All sorts of liberal websites climbed on, garnering me awards such as “Worst Blogger On The Internet” (although, upon recollection, that award may have been for Let Africa Sink, another crowd-pleaser).
Any chicken owner has at one time, or another, found themselves chasing their chickens around the yard at the end of the day because, well, we just want to go to bed already.
It’s incredible how pokey chickens are at the end of the day, and if you don’t have the luxury of an automatic coop door, you have to close it every night manually.
If this was you or is you, it won’t take long to realize you are no match for your chickens’ quick little feet and their dodging abilities.
KFC is now serving doughnuts at dozens of locations.
On Tuesday, the fried-chicken chain announced that it was testing its “Chicken and Donuts” menu items for a limited time at more than 40 locations in Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia, and Pittsburgh.
The options are a basket that pairs chicken on the bone or chicken tenders with one or two doughnuts, and a sandwich with a chicken fillet between two glazed doughnuts.
U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “I’ve held an AR-15 in my hand, I wish I hadn’t,” Texas Democrat Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee claims to an approving media while trying to get House members to “flood” the Senate and demand new citizen disarmament edicts. “It is as heavy as 10 boxes that you might be moving and the bullet that is utilized, a .50 caliber, these kinds of bullets, need to be licensed and do not need to be on the street.”
Coming in at just over six-and-a-half pounds with a full magazine of .223 rounds, one wonders if those are boxes of chocolate Lee is referring to. Her similarities to “Forrest Gump” don’t end there, as you never know what you’re going to get every time she opens her mouth. To paraphrase a quote from another popular movie, “Tropic Thunder,” she went full Jackson Lee. Everybody knows you don’t go full Jackson Lee.
Not that anything stops her from doing just that, and repeatedly. As long as we’re mentioning movies, we can’t forget “Idiocracy,” and note we’re talking about a lawmaker who has treated us to such gems as:
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The House Judiciary Committee passed new legislation overnight which would prohibit individuals convicted of misdemeanor hate crimes from owning firearms. The Disarm Hate Act is one among a flurry of new congressional proposals that have gained traction in the wake of several high-profile mass shootings in recent weeks.
The bill now heads to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote before the full chamber.
A suspected drunken driver claims a squirrel in the road forced her to swerve off a cliff Monday night, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency crews had to rappel 40 feet down a steep ravine off Southeast Heiple Road near Eagle Creek to rescue Kristen Ann Madden, 32, said Sgt. Marcus Mendoza, a sheriff’s spokesman.
-Don in Oregon
MONTERREY, Nuevo Leon – Gunmen with Los Zetas cut the face off a man who was romantically involved with a relative of a cartel member. After being threatened, the victim tried to flee the border city of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, but was not able to outrun the criminal organization.
Breitbart Texas obtained exclusive access to case files from the murder of Emmanuel Marquez Cardenas, a local resident of Nuevo Laredo, who fled to Monterrey to avoid the Cartel Del Noreste (CDN) faction of Los Zetas. Photographs from the scene revealed that gunmen tracked down Marquez Cardenas, kidnapped, and tortured him with bladed weapons before cutting off his face and shooting him several times. His eyes and nose also appear to be removed.
MARION COUNTY, Fla. – The remains of a missing mother from Marion County, Florida, Casei Jones, and her four children have been found in Georgia. Casei Jones’ husband, Michael Jones, has been arrested and may face murder charges, according to authorities.
Tell me this ain’t the cutest thing you’ll see all day.
This is a most interesting presidential race. There is a candidate who is also a major in the US Army (by way of the National Guard) and who is well-versed in — are you sitting down? — the Constitution’s allocation of the power to make war.
Which is to say that she, Rep Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, knows that the Constitution does not allocate any war-making power to the President. None. Zilch. Cipher. Prez ain’t got the right to declare war against Nation A, Nation B, or Nation C.
Huh? Isn’t he the commander in chief of the armed forces? Yup. He can command them in war all he likes, but only after Congress (both Houses, by majority) agree that that we want war. For the record, the legal rule about war-making is located in Article I, sec 8, clause 1 of the parchment.
MILLERSVILLE TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A local teacher on her way to work stopped to get a drink in Millersville and found a woman who appeared to be assaulted in the trunk of her vehicle.
According to Assistant Chief Dustin Carr with the Millersville Police Department, the driver had spent the night in Bowling Green Kentucky and was heading into work when she pulled into the I65/Bethell Rd Shell for a drink. When she returned to her vehicle she noticed her trunk light was on so she went to investigate. What she found when she opened the trunk was a woman that appeared to be assaulted.
Police say the woman got out of the trunk and said: “Don’t call the police” and then fled on foot. The driver alerted authorities who began an investigation and a search for the woman.