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  1. 27 Apr '16 18:15 / 2 edits
    http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/Calif-/2016/04/26/id/725791/

    If you need any evidence the left thinks it’s going to be in power for a long time to come, you have only to look at how California Attorney General Kamala Harris has turned her office into a government-sponsored effort to crack down on political enemies.

    The Washington Free Beacon reports that Harris’ latest gambit has been decisively rejected by Federal District Court Judge Manuel Real.

    Harris’ goal was to stifle free speech by demanding the confidential donor list of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation.

    Releasing this confidential list, that California state law does not require be released, would subject donors to pressure and potential commercial retaliation and job loss.

    Just ask the contributors to Proposition 8 who lost their jobs after those “confidential” names were leaked.

    Real ruled AFP “has proven that disclosing its Schedule B to the Attorney General would create a burden on its First Amendment rights.”

    Schedule B is a donor list the non–profits must turn over to the IRS, and the IRS is in turn forbidden to disclose the names.

    Harris wants the list. AFP has raised money in California since 2001 without any problems. Then in 2013, under the Harris’ regime, turning the list over to the attorney general's office suddenly became mandatory, because Harris said so.

    The blatant political nature of the demand becomes obvious when you track Harris’ promises of confidentiality with the reality of her office.

    Real found, “All told, AFP identified 1,778 confidential Schedule Bs that the Attorney General had publicly posted on the Registry’s website, including 38 which were discovered the day before this trial.

    “The pervasive, recurring pattern of uncontained Schedule B disclosures — a pattern that has persisted even during this trial — is irreconcilable with the Attorney General’s assurances and contentions as to the confidentiality of Schedule Bs collected by the Registry.”

    In other words, Harris is lying and the list will be public.

    Harris is such a hypocrite. She refuses to extend political protection the left demanded in years past. In a 1958 case the Supreme Court ruled that Alabama’s demand for the names on the NAACP donor list violated the 1st Amendment.

    As far as Harris is concerned those protections don’t extend to conservatives.

    The actions of Harris and other members of the left who politicize the legal profession and use regulations to punish political opponents are a headlong rush down a dangerous road.

    If one looks far enough, just beyond the last bend, a figure with a remarkable resemblance to Vladimir Putin is gazing our way.
  2. Standard member shavixmir
    Guppy poo
    27 Apr '16 18:36
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/Calif-/2016/04/26/id/725791/

    If you need any evidence the left thinks it’s going to be in power for a long time to come, you have only to look at how California Attorney General Kamala Harris has turned her office into a government-sponsored effort to crack down on political enemies.

    The Washington Free Beacon repor ...[text shortened]... eyond the last bend, a figure with a remarkable resemblance to Vladimir Putin is gazing our way.
    Can the people on that list influence politicians?

    If so it should be open.
  3. 27 Apr '16 20:08
    Originally posted by whodey
    Harris’ goal was to stifle free speech by demanding the confidential donor list of the conservative Americans for Prosperity Foundation.
    They say money talks... apparently some people take it literally.
  4. Standard member DeepThought
    Losing the Thread
    28 Apr '16 02:48
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/Calif-/2016/04/26/id/725791/

    If you need any evidence the left thinks it’s going to be in power for a long time to come, you have only to look at how California Attorney General Kamala Harris has turned her office into a government-sponsored effort to crack down on political enemies.

    The Washington Free Beacon repor ...[text shortened]... eyond the last bend, a figure with a remarkable resemblance to Vladimir Putin is gazing our way.
    You have a strange conception of free speech if you think it is under threat when something secret is revealed.
  5. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    28 Apr '16 04:21 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    http://www.newsmax.com/MichaelReagan/Calif-/2016/04/26/id/725791/

    If you need any evidence the left thinks it’s going to be in power for a long time to come, you have only to look at how California Attorney General Kamala Harris has turned her office into a government-sponsored effort to crack down on political enemies.

    The Washington Free Beacon repor ...[text shortened]... eyond the last bend, a figure with a remarkable resemblance to Vladimir Putin is gazing our way.
    ....and how is this so very much different than republican lawmakers redrawing legislative district boundaries in their favor, in order to stay in power? Politics is a dirty game Whodey. If ya can't take the heat, get out of the kitchen.
  6. 28 Apr '16 13:11
    The white American conservative, the new negro
  7. 28 Apr '16 13:15
    Originally posted by whodey
    The white American conservative, the new negro
    Yes, I remember well the days when "negro" NGOs had to make public their list of donors. How terrible it was for them! Fortunately the Civil Rights Act put an end to this horrible repression.
  8. 28 Apr '16 13:19 / 1 edit
    Conservative states are the poorest.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Poor-States-Are-Conservati-by-Eric-Zuesse-Congress-Republican-GOP_Conservatism_Conservatives_Liberalism-140201-427.html

    The rich states are run by rich Progressive Democrats.

    Why then does their rhetoric seem to condemn themselves? Could it be guilt or is it just demagoguery as the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer?
  9. 28 Apr '16 13:26
    Originally posted by DeepThought
    You have a strange conception of free speech if you think it is under threat when something secret is revealed.
    I sometimes wonder what is worse. Is it worse not hearing scandal after scandal revealed in the press as the President just shrugs his shoulders and says that he just heard about it on the o'clock news but does nothing about it, or would it be preferable to simply have the government stop these scandals from leaking to the public?
  10. Standard member vivify
    rain
    02 May '16 12:03
    Originally posted by whodey
    Conservative lynchings
    You could've just said "lynching". Obviously, they'd be conservative.
  11. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    02 May '16 12:31
    Originally posted by whodey
    Conservative states are the poorest.

    http://www.opednews.com/articles/Poor-States-Are-Conservati-by-Eric-Zuesse-Congress-Republican-GOP_Conservatism_Conservatives_Liberalism-140201-427.html

    The rich states are run by rich Progressive Democrats.

    Why then does their rhetoric seem to condemn themselves? Could it be guilt or is it just demagoguery as the rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer?
    There's a simple reason for this.

    Conservative states starve themselves into the gutter by refusing to raise taxes and refusing to actually pay for education and infrastructure and refusing to raise the minimum wage and to actually pay their citizens a living wage.
  12. Subscriber Suzianne
    Misfit Queen
    02 May '16 12:34
    Originally posted by whodey
    I sometimes wonder what is worse. Is it worse not hearing scandal after scandal revealed in the press as the President just shrugs his shoulders and says that he just heard about it on the o'clock news but does nothing about it, or would it be preferable to simply have the government stop these scandals from leaking to the public?
    "Scandal after scandal". Now are these real scandals or just another one of Rush Limbaugh's wet dreams, like Hillary getting indicted over email?
  13. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    02 May '16 12:40 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    There's a simple reason for this.

    Conservative states starve themselves into the gutter by refusing to raise taxes and refusing to actually pay for education and infrastructure and refusing to raise the minimum wage and to actually pay their citizens a living wage.
    It's called 'abrogation of governmental responsibility to the people'.

    The government wants the perks of power without the pesky need to actually help the population.

    That is why the Republican cry is 'less government', in fact, so business can give the Senators and such their golden parachute which happens to lie in a Cayman Island bank account.
  14. 02 May '16 13:30 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    "Scandal after scandal". Now are these real scandals or just another one of Rush Limbaugh's wet dreams, like Hillary getting indicted over email?
    They have to feed off something. Viewers have to have some hope that they live in a vibrant democracy with checks and balances, otherwise people will have to face reality and simply tune out and lose all hope in the system.
  15. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    02 May '16 15:01 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by whodey
    They have to feed off something. Viewers have to have some hope that they live in a vibrant democracy with checks and balances, otherwise people will have to face reality and simply tune out and lose all hope in the system.
    "The System" has never been perfect Whodey, but it's worked reasonably well for over 200 years. If you're seeking the perfect "system" you're not going to find it on this planet, so put on your big boy pants and deal with it!