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In-N-Out burger chain receives invitation from Alabama lawmaker
[FOXNEWS] An Alabama state senator has invited the California-based In-N-Out hamburger chain to his state after some California Democrats called for a boycott of the chain over donations made to the state's GOP.

State Sen. Phil Williams, a Republican from Rainbow City, Ala., tweeted his invitation Thursday night.

"Hey #InNOutBurger c'mon to Alabama! We love burgers, and we love #Republicans! #alpolitics," Williams tweeted.

Hey #InNOutBurger c'mon to Alabama! We love burgers, and we love #Republicans! #alpoliticshttps://t.co/DAruwg2uCh

— Sen. Phil Williams (@SenPhilWilliams) August 31, 2018

In-N-Out reportedly donated $25,000 to the California Republican Party earlier this week, and the revelation has caused many who identify as Democrats — or just not Republican — to demand a boycott of the chain.

"Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party ... it's time to #BoycottInNOut - let Trump and his cronies support these creeps... perhaps animal style!" Eric Bauman, chairman of the California Democratic Party, tweeted Thursday.

Et tu In-N-Out? Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party... it’s time to #BoycottInNOut - let Trump and his cronies support these creeps... perhaps animal style!https://t.co/9zkdFaG5CJ

— EricBauman (@EricBauman) August 30, 2018

This is not the first time In-N-Out has donated to the GOP. In 2016 and 2017, the company donated $30,000 to the Republican Party for general expenses, Los Angeles magazine reported.

But the fast-food restaurant has also given thousands of dollars to support the Democratic PAC "Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy," a pro-business group created by Democrat David Townsend in 2009.

In-N-Out was founded in Baldwin Park, Calif., in 1948. Its headquarters is currently in Irvine, Calif. It operates restaurants in six states: California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [362 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I had a double-double animal style this week. It was extra delicious
Posted by: Frank G || 09/02/2018 1:09 Comments || Top||

#2  Tens of thousands of dollars donated to the California Republican Party... it’s time to #BoycottInNOut

Did SPLC proclaim the Republican Party a hate group, and we didn't notice?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 1:47 Comments || Top||

#3  They could put them next to Chick-Fil-A's, thereby creating two adjacent traffic jams.
Me, I'll stick with WhataBurger.
Posted by: ed in texas || 09/02/2018 9:22 Comments || Top||

#4  In my town they are next to one another. Always both busy, except Sunday, when Chick-Fil-A is closed
Posted by: Frank G || 09/02/2018 10:07 Comments || Top||

#5  smash burger
Posted by: 746 || 09/02/2018 10:56 Comments || Top||

#6  I like Culver's (mid-west regional chain) better, but the IaO 'Animal' is especially good.
Posted by: Mullah Richard || 09/02/2018 11:57 Comments || Top||

#7  Burger like pizza. Gimme a mom n pop one-off over any chain.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 19:29 Comments || Top||

#8  Best burger. No wonder the worst people hate it.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/02/2018 22:50 Comments || Top||


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Betsy DeVos is getting savaged for closing campus kangaroo courts
[NYPOST] judicial process that doesn’t allow the accused to cross-examine his accuser or reliably see the evidence against him is a civil libertarian’s nightmare. It traduces every principle of fairness and is blatantly un-American.

Yet Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is about to get savaged for replacing just such a process with something more in keeping with our longstanding legal norms.

The Education Department is preparing new rules that would roll back the monstrously unfair Obama-era requirements for how colleges handle sexual-assault and harassment allegations. It will be a significant advance for due process, which is almost as out of style on campus as free speech.

In one of its least defensible actions, the B.O. regime used its Office for Civil Rights to impose its preferred procedures for handling sexual-assault cases on all the universities in the country that receive federal funds. It did it via a 19-page "Dear Colleague" letter, in the name of Title IX, the provision in federal law prohibiting sexual discrimination in education.

The process was terrible. It blew right by the Administrative Procedure Act, which requires public notice and comment before such rules go into effect. And the substance was worse. If the letter reads as if it was written by inflamed activists who had no interest in balanced proceedings, that’s because it was.

It required colleges to adopt a "preponderance of evidence" standard rather than a "clear and convincing" standard.

Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [385 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hurray for Betsy Devos. This should have happened long ago. There should not be two systems of justice in this country. These kangaroo courts are like embracing Sharia Law in the U.S.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/02/2018 9:30 Comments || Top||

#2  For the Left its only about power. Only when you shove their heads into the guillotine, then they'll want to talk about 'due process'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/02/2018 10:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Is that screwy broad who couldn't even get the kangaroo court to listen to her still carrying her mattress around?
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 10:19 Comments || Top||

#4  A disaster for the left. Now they will have to use due process and present actual evidence.
Posted by: Iblis || 09/02/2018 11:10 Comments || Top||

#5  Now they will have to use simulate due process and present actual evidence.

Fixed.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 11:18 Comments || Top||

#6 
#5 Now they will have to use simulate due process and present actual fake but accurate evidence.

Fixed.
Posted by: M. Murcek 2018-09-02 11:18

Fixed further. :)

Mike
Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 09/02/2018 11:59 Comments || Top||

#7  The Mueller judicial process comes to campus?
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/02/2018 14:10 Comments || Top||

#8  In reference to #5 and #6.
Posted by: JohnQC || 09/02/2018 14:12 Comments || Top||

#9  Columbia Art made a mess.
A madwoman's ass in distress:
Dulle Griet on a sheet...
Still, it seems incomplete.
But wait! "Ceci n'est pas une maitresse."
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/02/2018 18:07 Comments || Top||

#10  ^ Outta the pile, of course, from the "Dinosaur limericists pigtail-pulling and slut-shaming green-haired Polack-Chinawoman Ivy Leaguers" file. More popular than one might think, in certain markets.
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/02/2018 18:15 Comments || Top||

#11  But wait! "Ceci n'est pas une maitresse."

I am literally rolling on the floor laughing. And by 'literally', I mean figuratively, of course. Does everything mean the opposite nowadays?
Posted by: SteveS || 09/02/2018 19:24 Comments || Top||

#12  That’s an awfully specific file, Zenobia F. I’m afraid to ask how many such specific files you have, and what it means about both our imaginations.
Posted by: trailing wife || 09/02/2018 22:27 Comments || Top||


Home Front: Politix
Ocasio-Cortez Recruits Children To Help Her Fight Trump
h/t Instapundit - I must have my daily Alexandria fix
New York congressional candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Saturday asked a group of children for help to win her election and "kick out Trump."

"I’m the Democratic nominee out here for Congress so I’m going to go to D.C., and we’re going to be fighting Trump," Ocasio-Cortez told the children in Corona, Queens.

She was met with raucous applause from the young audience, and a man can be heard saying, "That’s crazy that the kids get so excited about that."

"This is what we need to do: when you go back home, you talk to your mom, your dad, your aunt, grandma, sisters, anybody over the age of 18 that can vote ‐ first you need to ask your parents to vote because if they don’t vote, then we can’t kick out Trump," Ocasio-Cortez said.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 16:09 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [204 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Maybe the kids could help her with economics - and arithmetic.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/02/2018 17:22 Comments || Top||

#2  Today's kids?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 18:00 Comments || Top||

#3  The young St. Alexandria discerns her vocation:

"Should kids await parents' allowances
When one of our natural talents is
To court, with a quiver,
The soft-hearted giver
Who cannot be bothered with balances?"
Posted by: Zenobia Floger6220 || 09/02/2018 18:38 Comments || Top||


Julia Salazar's lips were moving
h/t Instapundit
[FreeBeacon] The brother and mother of a New York City democratic socialist candidate went on the record to dispute many of the biographical claims she has made throughout the campaign.

A Tablet profile last week first revealed that state Senate candidate Julia Salazar, a progressive darling depicting herself as a Jewish immigrant, was actually born in the United States and ran several Christian organizations in college. One of the sources negating Salazar's claims was her own brother Alex Salazar, who told Tablet that they were both born in Miami and their father was not Jewish.

In a piece published Thursday, New York magazine City & State sat down with Alex and their mother Christine Salazar and discovered even more discrepancies in her life story.

Contrary to Salazar's claim that "my mom ended up raising my brother and me as a single mom, without a college degree and from a working-class background," her brother says they lived comfortably and their father made six-figures as a pilot and continued to pay child support following their divorce.

"We were very much middle class. We had a house in Jupiter along the river, it was in a beautiful neighborhood," he said.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [269 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "I was born a young black child"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/02/2018 8:59 Comments || Top||

#2  I always remember that among the photos in Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas was one of an unctuous looking Hubert Humphrey with the caption "I was once a Jew myself..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 9:42 Comments || Top||


Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidate under attack
[YAHOO] Andrew Gillum, who engineered a surprising upset victory in Florida's Democratic primary this week, is picking up endorsements, money and plenty of national attention in the aftermath of his win.

But as the Tallahassee mayor mounts his bid to become Florida's first black governor, he is already coming under swift attack from Republican opponents who are trying to use a slow-moving corruption investigation into Tallahassee city government to portray Gillum as untrustworthy.

The investigation broke into the open last summer shortly after Gillum joined the race, but it was not extensively debated or discussed by his Democratic opponents before he won Tuesday's primary. But by Thursday, the Republican Governor's Association launched a digital ad that blasted Gillum. It focused on both the City Hall probe and an earlier incident in which Gillum paid back the city after he used city money to buy software that was used to send out campaign emails. Likewise, the campaign of U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, who won the GOP primary, is also trying to draw attention to the investigation.

The 39-year-old Gillum ‐ who will appear on NBC's "Meet the Press" and CNN"s "State of the Union" this Sunday ‐contends he is ready for the onslaught of attacks that have just begun to ramp up.

"A lot of people counted us out, they thought we would completely surrender under all the innuendo and the pressure of the moment," said Gillum this week. "I spoke directly to voters. I answered their questions. ... It wasn't as if those voters weren't aware of all the issues that were swirling."
Posted by: Fred || 09/02/2018 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [295 views] Top|| File under:

#1  "We ain't corrupt! We're Democrat Socialists. It's what we do!"
Posted by: Frank G || 09/02/2018 0:42 Comments || Top||

#2  So, they're Muellering him? Wonder where they learned that?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 09/02/2018 7:08 Comments || Top||

#3  "A lot of people counted us out, they thought we would completely surrender under all the innuendo and the pressure of the moment,"

Only Republicans fold under pressure.
Posted by: Bobby || 09/02/2018 9:19 Comments || Top||

#4  Only Republicans fold under pressure.

And that's why Trump has the deep state so flummoxed right now. He didn't get the memo.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 09/02/2018 10:43 Comments || Top||

#5  But as the Tallahassee mayor mounts his bid to become Florida's first black governor, he is already coming under swift attack from Republican opponents who are trying to use a slow-moving corruption investigation into Tallahassee city government to portray Gillum as untrustworthy.


"Republicans POUNCE!"
Posted by: Raj || 09/02/2018 18:31 Comments || Top||



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