Wow! Would You Support The Freedom Of A California Woman To Keep THIS Pet In The Backyard?

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For close to 40 years, say authorities in Los Angeles, a small backyard in Van Nuys has been home to a most unusual pet — a domesticated female alligator whose owner says is gentle and harmless.

The local CBS affiliate in LA reports that animal control officers have seized and relocated the 8-foot reptile named Jaxson, transporting her to the Los Angeles zoo for safekeeping.

Neighbors of the gator’s former home in Van Nuys must have been surprised when, following the creature’s removal, officials notified them that “residents who have lost small pets at any time over the past 40 years (should) contact Commander Mark Salazar at (213) 482-7455.”

Animal Services is reportedly conducting a full criminal investigation and is expected to present a case to the City Attorney’s Office for prosecution.

You can watch the bizarre story of Jaxson the alligator and her owner’s dilemma by clicking on the video above.

By the way, there’s no indication that owner ever took Jaxson out for a walk.

h/t: CNN

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

U.S. Supreme Court Considers Presidential Eligibility Requirement Case

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On behalf of former presidential candidates John Dummett and Ed Noonan, the U.S. Justice Foundation recently submitted a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court to determine what safeguards are constitutionally mandated in ensuring a candidate is qualified to run. The action is in response to two previous court rulings suggesting California’s secretary of state does not have a responsibility to verify a presidential candidate’s status as a natural born citizen.

The USJF petition cites the U.S. Constitution, specifically Article II, Section 2, which says state legislatures are tasked with determining eligibility. Given the nation’s current electoral process, the court document holds these lawmakers must provide voters with a choice between candidates who meet constitutional requirements for the position they seek.

The petition chronicles the court history of the issue, including appeals court decisions the petitioners conclude were based on faulty logic. The appeal provides three reasons that, through the role of California’s chief elections officer, the secretary of state should be tasked with verifying a presidential candidate’s eligibility.

First, USJF argues that no sufficient pathway to challenging a candidate’s qualification exists on the federal level. The petition describes the arduous process needed to complete such a challenge through the U.S. Congress, concluding that since the remedy is “so limited in its scope, the question of whether a candidate for President is eligible for the office cannot be effectively address, much less resolved, under current constitutional or statutory law.”

That argument leads to the second point, namely that both the Electoral College and U.S. Congress lack any authority to determine a presidential candidate’s eligibility.

Finally, the petitioners contend that current statutes compelling the California secretary of state to place major political parties’ nominees on the state’s ballot is in direct conflict with the duty to comply with existing election laws.

In its conclusion, the petition asserts that the appellants represented “have demonstrated that questions of eligibility are not properly before any entity other than the court or the chief elections officer of the State of California” and “that the Secretary of State has a ministerial duty to verify a candidates [sic] eligibility.”

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Watch The Surprising Way This Senior Liberal Senator Just Announced Her Re-Election Plans

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First elected to the House of Representatives in 1982, then to the Senate a decade later, California Democrat Barbara Boxer says she’s ready to move on from her legislative work on Capitol Hill.

The 74-year-old liberal lawmaker has let it be known that in 2016 she will not seek a fifth Senate term, choosing instead to pursue her societal passions outside of the upper chamber.

In the Senate, as ABC News notes, Boxer has joined fellow Californian and the senior senator from the Golden State, Dianne Feinstein, in championing a number of liberal causes:

…Boxer has been a staunch supporter of abortion rights, gun control and environmental protections.

And of course, she voted in favor of the Affordable Care Act — ObamaCare.

The last time Boxer ran for the Senate, in 2010, she handily defeated businesswoman Carly Fiorina, who has recently made noises about becoming a GOP candidate for president.

Senator Boxer chose a unique way of making known her intent not to seek re-election. She put out a YouTube video featuring her grandson asking the questions the lawmaker says she’s gotten from numerous reporters in recent months.

You can watch the Barbara and Zach show by clicking on the video above.

h/t: YouTube

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This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

California Representative Maxine Waters Finds An Unpleasant Surprise Outside Her Home


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California Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters found an unpleasant surprise waiting for her outside her home last Thursday morning. A less-than-flattering poster depicting Waters with red eyes and emblazoned with the phrase “Maxine Waters: Poverty Pimp” had been erected on her lawn. The words “Niggas better have my money!” were repeated across the background of the sign.


No one knows as of yet who created and distributed these posters; but they have been seen plastered all over California’s 43rd district, which she has represented since 1991. This area encompasses a large portion of South Central Los Angeles including Westchester, Playa Del Rey, Watts, the unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County, and the cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Lawndale, Lomita, and Torrance.

Waters is one of the most liberal members of Congress and has openly discussed her strong socialist leanings and her support for Islamic Sharia law. Some claim that she tries to “keep her constituents poor and dependent on government assistance to secure her power base.”

Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and others began taking down the posters Sunday, saying, “We’re highly offended, we’re disgusted by it.” They are demanding a “fast track investigation” by the California Fair Political Practices Commission to find out who created and distributed the posters.

There has been no indication that Waters’ opponent, John Wood, Jr., had anything to do with the public display. Wood released a statement in response to the incident:

“All I can say is that people have a right to free speech, but that I represent a fundamentally different brand of politics. Whatever people think of Maxine Waters, we should try to call attention to our differences and challenge our opponents on them without being disrespectful. That’s really what my campaign has been about.”

Despite this last hour campaign against Waters, she is expected to hold on to her seat.


h/t Conservative Tribune

Photo Credit: Gwen Harlow (Flickr)

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom

Huge Michelle Obama Rumor That Could Mean America Is In Big Trouble (Video)


Responding to a report from last week, Senate Intelligence Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-California) said she would be “flattered” if First Lady Michelle Obama decides to run for her seat when her term is up in 2018, but admitted she has “no idea” what she’ll be doing at that time. It has been suggested that Feinstein, 81, won’t seek re-election at the end of her term.

Feinstein responded to Candy Crowley’s question on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday about a report published in Orb Magazine Thursday suggesting that First Lady Michelle Obama would move to California with her husband after his final term as president and pursue Feinstein’s seat in the U.S. Senate.

Crowley: I cannot let you go, Senator, without asking about an article I read that posited that Michelle Obama would like to run for the Senate in California, and that she has her eye on your seat in 2018 because the feeling is that you may retire at that point. And so I thought I’d get your reaction to that story.

Feinstein: Oh, did you? Well, I have no idea what I’m going to be doing in 2018. That’s four years from now, and that’s one of the nice things of a six-year term. I’ve served two years of my term and you know, I’ll make a decision in due time. I’m flattered, if that should be true. Somehow I do not believe it is true, but I would be flattered if it were.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported last month that, because of her age and the fact that Republicans have a good chance of reclaiming the majority in the upper chamber next week, Feinstein would not want to seek another term. Stanford University political scientist Bruce Cain was quoted as saying,

“It’s hard to believe at the end of your career you want to go back into opposition again, especially for someone like Dianne Feinstein, who has such a critical role in security matters and has been at center of debates about national security and surveillance.”

Orb Magazine outlines why California is the best place for the Obamas, as supposed to New York, Illinois, or Hawaii.

“Hawaii is too remote. Illinois is a cesspool of political corruption which they prefer to avoid, and New York, which they love, is too dense with Clintons and Clinton acolytes. They have many friends in Los Angeles, dating back to Barack’s student days at Occidental College, when he first left Hawaii.

An insider tells the publication why Los Angeles is specifically the leading contender for the Obamas.

“Barack could golf year-round and Michelle could emerge from his shadow after 20 years and retake control of her own life… Remember, Michelle is a Harvard educated lawyer whose career was more robust than Barack’s when they met.”


h/t Truth Revolt

This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom