This was the only scheduled debate for who will be going against Jerry Brown in November, hosted by Jon and Ken on KFI in LA.
The mainstream media would have you think Neel Kashkari (yes, the same Kashkari from the TARP fiasco) gave a beat down to Tim Donnelly. Not so, I believe Donnelly sounded much more honest. The ending was priceless, Kashkari was asked about his involvement with pushing Sharia Law on to our lawmakers. Absolutely awesome.
Here are the two podcasts. If you live in CA or care about it at all, I highly recommend you listen to the entire interview.
By KATIE GLUECK | 5/15/14 10:26 PM EDT
Rand Paul is doing everything he can to marshal the support of a diverse range of political factions ahead of a potential presidential run, from courting Republican National Committee members to meeting with traditionally Democratic African-American pastors and Berkeley college kids.
But at least one segment of the GOP still harbors deep reservations about the libertarian-leaning Kentucky senator — a group that includes prominent donors with plenty of critical cash.
by Perry Bacon Jr. | May 15, 2014 at 1:35 PM
Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-Ky.) aggressive outreach to the black community over the last several months is dividing African-American leaders, with some excited that a prominent conservative Republican is embracing their causes, while others argue that working with the Kentucky senator and likely 2016 presidential candidate is a mistake.
Townhall.Com: Stupidity Spreads
Derek Hunter | May 15, 2014
One thing I’m fond of saying on the radio is “Stupid spreads like a cold on a plane.” Mostly because it does. And mostly because that “stupid” is generally some progressive idea of governance, some plan or proposal to “fix” whatever the issue du jour happens to be. Generally, it’s a problem government action helped create in the first place. There’s always something, isn’t there?
The Daily Bell | May 14, 2014
[The GOP's] Dominant Social Theme: Rubio, right man for the time.
Free-Market Analysis: In this past presidential election, the Republican Party establishment brain trust was so worried about libertarian Ron Paul that the party furiously staved off the congressman's bid before settling on the more establishment friendly Mitt Romney.
Of course, they might have well have settled on Puff the Magic Dragon, as Romney's candidacy soon went up in smoke, and the result was the election of Barack Obama.
The fundamental problem faced by Republican insiders is that the libertarian strain in US politics is a dominant one. When one adds up both democratic and republican libertarians, it can be seen that this worldview is immensely popular. How could it not be? Most people do not enjoy high taxes, rapid price inflation, unemployment, serial wars, virtually untrammeled regulation and all the other features of the current regulatory democracy.
15 May 2014 - The US military has moved a team of marines from Spain to southern Italy as a precautionary step in case the US embassy in Libya comes under threat, officials said Wednesday.
The contingent of nearly 200 marines is part of a newly-created "crisis response" force set up in the wake of a deadly attack on a US diplomatic outpost in the Libyan city of Benghazi in 2012.
The State Department has requested the move amid growing concerns over violence in Libya, but there was no imminent plan to evacuate the embassy in Tripoli, an administration official said.
"..The farm bill, which President Barack Obama signed into law in February, legalized industrial hemp production in states that permit it. Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear (D) signed a state hemp bill into law back in 2013.
Currently, 12 states have legalized industrial hemp production and about two dozen others have introduced legislation that, if passed, would authorize research, set up a regulatory framework or legalize the growing of industrial hemp..."
2 + 2 = What? Confusing Mathematics Common Core Style
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We take White House Information Czar Cass Sunstein and CNN to the woodshed over ongoing Tinfoil Hat Flight 370 conspiracy theories.
Today, Senator Rand Paul came out vehemently opposed to President Obama’s nomination of Prof. David Barron to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals of the First Circuit.
Senator Paul posted the following on Facebook on Thursday evening, "I’ve read David Barron’s memos concerning the legal justification for killing an American citizen overseas without a trial or legal representation & I'm not satisfied. I'll not only oppose the nomination, but will filibuster."
Sriracha CEO Tran escaped the Socialist Republic of Vietnam three decades ago to start a new life in America.
"Today, I feel almost the same," he says. "Even now, we live in [the] USA, and my feeling, the government, not a big difference," Tran said on Monday from his factory outside of Los Angeles. Last month the city council deemed the $80 million business a "public nuisance" for giving off a peppery odor.
Stan Higgins | Published on May 14, 2014
eBay CEO John Donahoe told shareholders at the annual meeting in San Jose, California, yesterday that the company is “actively considering” integrating bitcoin with PayPal.
When asked by a shareholder about bitcoin’s potential role in global trade, Donahoe responded by saying that the digital currency “will play a very important role in the future”, eCommerce Bytes reports.
While Donahoe said he couldn’t envision exactly how bitcoin could become a more mainstream technology, he suggested that eBay is considering direct involvement with the digital currency, saying:
“Our journalism advantage is shrinking,” a committee led by the publisher’s son warned. A call to get rid of the metaphor of “Church and State.”
Myles Tanzer | BuzzFeed Staff
Posted on May 15, 2014
A 96-page internal New York Times report, sent to top executives last month by a committee led by the publisher’s son and obtained by BuzzFeed, paints a dark picture of a newsroom struggling more dramatically than is immediately visible to adjust to the digital world, a newsroom that is hampered primarily by its own storied culture.
The Times report was finalized March 24 by a committee of digitally oriented staffers led by reporter A.G. Sulzberger.
Report: Food Prices Skyrocket: “We’re Going to Have a Major Problem Coming Into the Fall”
Mac Slavo | May 14th, 2014 | SHTFplan.com
While government statisticians claim robust growth, recent data points suggest otherwise. Consumers are quickly running out of money, home sales have collapsed and hit their biggest drop in three years, there are more Americans out of the labor force than ever before, and one third of adults under the age of 35 are living with their parents because they can no longer afford to pay their own mortgage.
Another odd solicitation to purchase by the US. government in the month of May. According the FedBizOpp.gov, (A known website for federal procurement opportunities is Federal Business Opportunities. This site has government contract opportunities greater than $25,000) U.S. Department of Agriculture ((USDA) is seeking to purchase sub-machine guns .40 Cal S&W, night sights and other firearm related equipment. Is the FDA going to war with the killer tomato? Or maybe they are doing special operations in the GMO cornfields?