The list of those changes is dizzying. Grant statehood to D.C. and Puerto Rico, and break California in seven, with the goal of adding 16 new Democrats to the Senate. Expand the Supreme Court and the federal courts, packing them with liberal judges. Move to multi-member House districts to roll back the effects of partisan gerrymandering. Pass a new Voting Rights Act, including nationwide automatic voter registration, felon enfranchisement and an end to voter ID laws. Grant citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, creating a host of new Democratic-leaning voters: “Republicans have always feared that immigration would change the character of American society. Democrats should reward them with their very worst nightmare.”
Plus I defended Congolese immigrant Therese Patricia Okoumou who protested on the Statue of Liberty July 4th. She is participating in our Democracy under her First Amendment rights, why get so upset?
We discussed the homeless calamity affecting so much of the West Coast (Seattle had a potential convention complain), the impending SCOTUS decision on unions (Janus v. AFSCME Council 31), and Senator Lindsay Graham telling people off regarding working with Trump where they agree.
I joined host Jon Scott (a very nice man, BTW) for a discussion on gun control after the massacre in Parkland, Florida, Jamie Weinstein from National Review joined as the conservative commentator.
What do you think of my proposals?
Here is the transcript and at the bottom is the full segment from Fox News. In the full segment I lay out the argument for mental health checks, too.
The key is to make it more difficult to rapidly kill a large number of people in a very short period of time. I call for banning bump stocks immediately. Lets remove high capacity magazines immediately. At least, make it easy, Look, I’ve fired AR-15s. I have a DD 214 from the Army Reserve. I fired, I’ve gone skeet shooting. I’ve gone hunting. I know what it’s like to use firearms. There is a rational basis to limit what is available. Justice Scalia himself wrote in two 2009’s D.C. v. Heller that the government has every right to limit what the populace can buy in terms of firearms. Let’s go down that route and make it harder to kill 17 people in a very short window of time.
Major media outlets urgently call for gun control as President Trump stresses the need to address America’s mental health issues; reaction from Jamie Weinstein, host of the ‘Jamie Weinstein Show’ on National Review, and Ethan Bearman, radio talk host show and author.
Just before my KGO 810 radio show started Friday morning, President Trump released THE MEMO, aka The Nunes Memo.
I had a few minutes to read the memo (take a look HERE for the full document) and provide my thoughts as I went on air at 10:05am Pacific Time, Friday, February 2, 2018.
Take a listen as I ripped this as a partisan hack, that has logical errors and is silly to publish without rebuttal or underlying facts.
And here is the transcript (done by a piece of software and not error corrected) from my show on my initial read of The Nunes Memo:
“Oh yeah the memo it’s out and I couldn’t possibly disagree more with things I’ve already heard people say let me just let me start by that same if it is out this is the House intelligence committee this is their interpretation of foreign intelligence surveillance act abuses at the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of investigation
First off not one of my law school professors would look at this and say yeah this is a really well thought out argument no I’m not kidding you not one of them so to a I guess to a layperson you can read this and if you are a Republican you’re gonna lose your mind dear God the Deomcrats hate the President and there was a bad person Christopher Steele and somebody a nap. I insisted that war who hated present job this is all partisan attack I’m present up even though I’m sorry excuse me the FBI’s announcement for the election that they were reopening the mill investigation Hillary Clinton that very well change the outcome of the election saw this all day was because I hate Pres.
Ok me to start with if you’re voting that’s I responding if art releases if you’re a partisan Republican that’s I respond if your partisan Democrat you look it is a good this whole thing is bunk and there’s nothing here so that that let me to start by saying that actually that was my second say my starting statement was no law school professor my would say look at this and would’ve said doubt yet is a great argument is not this is not a legal document. Clearly was not written by attorneys and if it was it was written by attorneys who no longer abide by any rules of filing a motion in court this is not a court document this is something written to President Trump and the American people by the Republicans on the US House intelligence committee exclusive this I’m I maintain my argument.
This is a partisan document written by Republicans approved by Republicans to claim that the FBI is out to get Pres. Trump because it’s populated by Democrats this if this was an initial filing of a motion in a court well whatever name you judge it that way but here’s what happens when you file a motion court the other side files an answer did you know that?
So what happened is the House intelligence committee hasn’t released the Democrats answer the Democrats wrote an answer to this that’s what the whole is what I argued on FOX Business the other day with Trish Regan. which was written if you releases then you have to release the other side’s counterargument and if you can present this to the public now or you have evidence that you have to present to support your case.
None of that is there this is literally filing the motion when you file a motion in court it exclusively argues your side and it argues it in kind of the most extreme way you can make all the possible arguments even if there barely legally recognizable and there’s almost no evidence to support it. You throw it all in there in the initial motion that’s what this document is suit I mean I I have to do my job which is to pick this apart and where the logic fails the logic fails deeply in certain key parts of this.
First off I want to point out paragraph and what’s with marked as five so they have bullet points and numbered lists that they go through here our findings indicate that as describe below material relevant information was omitted number five gets the last is the very last paragraph of the memo the Page FISA application also mentions information regarding fellows from campaign advisor George Papadopoulos there is no evidence of any cooperation or conspiracy between Paige Papadopoulos Papadopoulos information trigger the opening of an FBI counterintelligence investigation late July 2016 so what that openly states and is absolutely ignored by the Republicans on the committee is Papadopoulos was already under investigation before the FISA application against page would that not by the fact of large FBI is already investigating Papadopoulos for a Russia connection.
Let me say that again the FBI was already investigating George Papadopoulos Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos when the FISA applications were first filed against page what if that’s the case the entire argument fails because the argument is this is a partisan move exclusively done all of this intelligence was done based on a false dossier from Christopher Steele in Fusion GPS. Well the whole argument fails on that point alone because they already are investigating George Papadopoulos from campaign advisor therefore the basis for investigating Carter Page is irrelevant because we’re already investigating Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos for a Russia connection it was already going on.
So you know this this Debbie this is absolutely incredible to me this is incredible to me furthermore let’s talk about steel because there’s another factual weird inconsistency in this document only backup in number one. The dossier compiled by Christopher steel steel dossier on behalf of the Democratic national committee and Hillary Clinton campaign against forgetting who started the dossier was actually the Washington Free Beacon a conservative publication they’re the ones who started it the DNC picked it up and ran with it after Trump looked like he was going to win the primaries. That’s when the freebie can stop paying for this and Hillary Clinton camping form an essential part of the Carter page 5’s application still was a longtime FBI source hang on a second let’s stop there because everybody wants to attack Christopher Steele.
Who is Christopher Steele? Christopher Steele was an MI-6 Russia expert Rimmer MI six is the British spy agency Britain is our closest ally MI six is a very tight intelligence agency he was their Russia expert he was their Russia expert and where was he based? Moscow. The FBI had relied on numerous documents that Christopher Steele had produced previously. Ex-Cambridge union president XMI six Moscow field agent X hit head of MI sixes Russia desk X advisor to British special forces on capture or kill ops in Afghanistan.
So we;re not just talking about some pathetic hack who hates Trump and just says I hate Trump there for me to make a ring up this guy deeply connected in Russia. As a spy who was doing this. Now whether I don’t I can’t confirm whether or not this dossier is full of garbage or not because I don’t have the dossier and neither do you.
So, if I continue on so they just immediately taken then they say Steele was a longtime FBI source who was paid over $160,000 by the DNC and Clinton campaign by the law firm Perkins Coie and research firm Fusion GPS. So, was he paid by the DNC and the Clinton campaign was he paid by Perkins Coie and Fusion GPS and the DNC and clean Kevin so this is a factual obfuscation. How did the money get distributed?
That is actually very important as did the DNC pay fusion GPS through Perkins Coie for information if so they can pay steel they paid fusion GPS today know that steel was connected to this. Yes or no? These are facts that matter this thing is unbelievable to me this is why that we have to have the Democrats memo and present front by declassify and assess whether the top-secret thing that blacked out the stamp declassified to the present has the authority to do that absolutely present from his right to do this so that any menus as well Trojan from Kant is of course you can do this.
Absolutely this is within the purview of the President of The United States of America to declassify this and releases the public he has that right where is the Democrats memo and where is the evidence to support anything that is alleged here are my goodness unbelievable by the way ever get lambing and parenting know enough about the memo William Moore will get more on memo and a little bit but I want to get it really serious parenting topic because what do you prioritize?
I joined Tucker Carlson again last night on Fox News to discuss California AB 1884 which will make distributing a single use plastic straw to a customer unsolicited a violation of the Health and Safety code.
I argued that plastic pollution is a significant and serious environmental problem. I support efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle.
Tucker then tied homelessness into the topic. He and I battled over that topic as well where he advocates punishment and I advocate rehabilitation and housing.
Here is a highlight clip and below is the full segment.
One adds intentional and repeated use of names/pronouns for a person in a state licensed nursing home to the definition of elder abuse. Elder abuse is the physical or psychological harm of an elder, BTW.
The other reduces the charge for not informing a sex partner that you knowingly have HIV from a felony to a misdemeanor (up to 6 months in jail per charge). This stems from prison overcrowding, medical advances, and if someone dies homicide charges still are available.