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After Orlando – Sheriff Waives All Fees For Concealed Carry Permits

After Orlando – Sheriff Waives All Fees For Concealed Carry Permits

Bates County, Missouri Sheriff Chad Anderson is waiving the $100 fee for a resident to get his concealed carry permit.

He has caused quite a stir as much of the nation cries out for more gun control. This county sheriff sees protecting his residents a different way.

This is the statement from the Bates County Sheriff Facebook page:

In the wake of continued attacks against Americans on American soil. The Bates County Sheriff is waiving the cost of the CCW Permits for the rest of June. The Bates County Sheriff’s Office will hold another CCW Class on July 9th with those attendees also receiving their 5 year permits at no cost along with the free class taught by Bates County Sheriff’s Office. This is for Bates County Residents only.

“I feel that I have a Duty to Protect the Citizens while here in Bates County and allow them to be able to protect themselves and their loved ones while they are away,” Says Sheriff Anderson. “I will continue to pray for peace for our country and the world. But I will not put blinders on and act like this can not happen here or to people we know and love. I want to say a Big Thank You to the Law Enforcement and First Responders Community for what you are willing to sacrifice for our nation at home. While this will be debated on so many different levels please remember that your local first responders are the ones that will be there ready at a moments notice to handle any of these threats.”

The move seems to be well received in Bates County if not the rest of the country. From NBC4i:

The move only affects people living in Bates County and also comes with a waiver of fees for a sheriff’s office-taught CCW class. The fee for a CCW permit is $100.

“I think it’s a great decision by our sheriff because I think it’s one of the safest ways we as Americans have to protect ourselves is with ourselves,” said Immanuel Baptist Church Pastor Jeff Connell. “If someone came into church with a gun, I would rather have my members have a gun to protect themselves than having nothing to protect themselves against one.”

“Properly trained and responsible adults. I think if we had more people out there that were responsible concealed carriers, I think we’d have a lot less of this going on,” said Dennis Barr, who was who was traveling through Butler.

In Bates County…lock and load.



The Trump Speech On Muslim Terrorism Every American Should Hear


George Rasley, CHQ Editor | 6/14/2016

Yesterday, Donald Trump delivered a speech that should change the dynamics of this year’s presidential election – especially when it is compared to the dangerous lies of Hillary Clinton and the follies of the Republican establishment regarding the war Islam has declared on America and the West.

Trump went straight to the point of why the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was targeted and the Islamic religious motivation behind it:

A radical Islamic terrorist targeted the nightclub not only because he wanted to kill Americans, but in order to execute gay and lesbian citizens because of their sexual orientation.

It is a strike at the heart and soul of who we are as a nation.

It is an assault on the ability of free people to live their lives, love who they want and express their identity.

It is an attack on the right of every single American to live in peace and safety in their own country.

We need to respond to this attack on America as one united people – with force, purpose and determination.

Trump also had the guts and integrity to say what every honest person working in the national security field already knows – but under Obama is afraid to say lest they lose their job:

The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here.

Trump had much more to say about border security, about Obama’s failure (we say intentional failure) to effectively confront Islamism here and abroad, and other related matters, but in that one line he identified the crux of the entire debate over Muslim immigration to the United States.

If we allow more Muslims to come here we can expect more of the same, and if we do not treat Muslims who are here as potential subversives we can expect more of the same.

Trump then elaborated on his view of how to address the problem and we say with some pride more or less echoed what we here at CHQ have been saying for years:

I called for a ban after San Bernardino, and was met with great scorn and anger but now, many are saying I was right to do so — and although the pause is temporary, we must find out what is going on. The ban will be lifted when we as a nation are in a position to properly and perfectly screen those people coming into our country. (See our article “We Can – And Should – Ban Most Muslim Immigration To America.”)

The immigration laws of the United States give the President the power to suspend entry into the country of any class of persons that the President deems detrimental to the interests or security of the United States, as he deems appropriate.

I will use this power to protect the American people. When I am elected, I will suspend immigration from areas of the world when there is a proven history of terrorism against the United States, Europe or our allies, until we understand how to end these threats.

After a full, impartial and long overdue security assessment, we will develop a responsible immigration policy that serves the interests and values of America.

We cannot continue to allow thousands upon thousands of people to pour into our country, many of whom have the same thought process as this savage killer. (See our article “Why Do We Let These Vipers Into America.”)

Many of the principles of Radical Islam are incompatible with Western values and institutions.

Radical Islam is anti-woman, anti-gay and anti-American.

I refuse to allow America to become a place where gay people, Christian people, and Jewish people, are the targets of persecution and intimidation by Radical Islamic preachers of hate and violence.

It’s not just a national security issue. It is a quality of life issue. (See our article “Orlando Massacre: Muslim Kills Gays To Enforce Shariah In America.”)

We contrast Trump’s clarity of purpose as expressed in this speech with the PC nonsense spouted by Hillary Clinton who predictably blamed the Orlando attack on guns and not only downplayed the threat, but defended further Muslim immigration to America.

But Trump’s speech also bears contrast with the dangerous comments and actions of establishment Republicans, especially Speaker Paul Ryan and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mike McCaul (TX-10). Ryan has steadfastly, and inexplicably, supported increasing Muslim immigration to America, while Chairman McCaul has steadfastly, and inexplicably, supported Obama’s failed Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) strategy that pours millions into Muslim Brotherhood affiliated groups – the same kind of groups that were granted immediate media platforms to promote the lie that the Orlando massacre “had nothing to do with Islam.”

Donald Trump concluded his remarks with this promise: “When I am President, I pledge to protect and defend all Americans who live inside of our borders. Wherever they come from, wherever they were born, all Americans living here and following our laws will be protected.”

If you are still on the fence about voting for Donald Trump I suggest you read his speech and then ask yourself, for all his foibles, who is more credible, focused and trustworthy on winning the war Islam has declared on America, Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

And then ask yourself if you can risk handing over the future of America and Western Civilization to Mrs. Clinton, when she is so clearly compromised by having Islamists like Huma Abedin in her inner counsels, that she plans to continue, if not expand, the very policies that led directly to the San Bernardino and Orlando Muslim terrorist massacres?

Trump wasn’t my first choice, but he’s earned my respect and my vote with this speech and the clarity, focus and understanding he demonstrated in this speech. I urge you again, read this speech and vote for Donald Trump to save your country.

Major GOP Donor Meg Whitman is Voting For Clinton over Trump

In 2010 I supported Steve Poizner for Governor.  He lost the primary to someone I called “Arnold in a skirt”, Meg Whitman.  I know I need to apologize to Arnold—I was wrong.  Meg Whitman is Hillary in a skirt—her candidate for President.  “Whitman reportedly didn’t say whether she would be throwing her financial support behind Clinton or just her vote.”

California Republican Party Chair in 2010 was Ron Nehring—he told the delegates we had a responsibility to join the effort to elect Meg Whitman for Governor, since she was the GOP nominee (this is when it was legal to nominate candidates for partisan office).  Though she was a very liberal Republican, having few values or principles of the Party, no background in support of the Party—her only effort had been to raise money for George Romney, who helped her financially years before in the corporate world.  Whitman had never attended a State Party meeting, a County Committee meeting or a GOP volunteer club, in her life, till she decided to be a Republican to run for governor.  In fact, it had been many, many years, since she even voted.

Now, the woman who demanded Republicans support her because she was registered as a Republican is telling the GOP to go to hell, she will support the most ethically challenged candidate in the history of the nation.  The good news is that there is no hope of her ever attending a GOP event ever again.

I presume the Bush’s, Romney, Whitman and their friends will also stay away from the Republican Party in the future—if they endorse anybody, for any office, that person is a sure loser in a real Republican primary.

I fully expect that CRP Chair Jim Brulte will send out messages, promote the volunteer efforts and  use the CRP resources to maximize the votes for the Republican candidate for President, Donald Trump.

Meg Whitman & Mitt Romney courtesy jurvetson, Flickr

Major GOP donor Meg Whitman is considering supporting Clinton over Trump,  6/11/16

Reports are circulating that Meg Whitman, a high-profile Republican donor, is considering supporting Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.

Whitman reportedly attended an exclusive Republican summit hosted by Mitt Romney on Friday. A source told ABC that Whitman asked, “‘Is it not reasonable to support Hillary Clinton?’ given all the awful things Trump has said.”

Whitman, the CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, has a long history with the Republican Party. She was the finance co-chair for Romney’s and Chris Christie’s presidential campaigns,and she launched an unsuccessful bid for California governor in 2010.

But she’s been pretty open about her disdain for Trump, telling CNBC earlier this year, “Look at the comments he’s made about women, Muslims, disabled people, reporters. It’s just repugnant.”

Whitman also grilled House Speaker Paul Ryan at the summit about how he could throw his support behind Trump. One source told Politico she even compared Trump to Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini.

Whitman seems to be in a similar position to a lot of Republicans, who want to stay loyal to the party but are unwilling to support Trump.

Even after Trump secured enough delegates to win the party’s nomination for president, some Republicans are still speaking out against him.

“Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny, all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America,” Romney told CNN.

Whitman reportedly didn’t say whether she would be throwing her financial support behind Clinton or just her vote.

Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger face runoffs in L.A. County supervisor races

Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger face runoffs in L.A. County supervisor races


By Abby Sewell, David Zahniser and Alice Walton

With 100% of precincts reporting Wednesday morning, Hahn outpolled Napolitano in the District 4 race, 47% to 37%.

In a second county contest, Kathryn Barger, chief of staff to the current supervisor, secured a runoff spot for the District 5 seat with 30% of votes cast.

Darrell Park, a former White House Office of Management and Budget staffer, moved into second place in later returns and finished 417 votes ahead of the third-place finisher, state Sen. Bob Huff, each with about 15% of the vote.

The results are unofficial until late mail-in and provisional ballots are counted.

This year’s election represents the second phase of a major shift on the Board of Supervisors brought on by term limits approved by voters in 2002.

Departing supervisors Don Knabe and Michael D. Antonovich have been on the board for decades. Knabe was first elected in 1996 and Antonovich in 1980. They are the only two Republicans on the officially nonpartisan five-member board.

Eight candidates were on the ballot in the race to replace Antonovich: Barger, Huff, Park, Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander, prosecutor Elan Carr, former Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian, Palmdale-area real estate investor Raj Pal Kahlon and Altadena Town Council member Billy Malone.

Park, Kahlon and Malone are Democrats. The other five are Republicans.

Englander and Barger had led the pack in fundraising, each raising more than $1 million through their campaign committees and also receiving substantial support from independent expenditure committees. Unions representing county firefighters and sheriff’s deputies put $1.2 million into an outside committee set up by the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor to back Barger’s bid.

At Barger’s election night party at a restaurant in Pasadena with Antonovich and a crowd of supporters, Barger noted the importance of faith-based groups in the Antelope Valley and the nonprofit communities in Santa Clarita and the San Gabriel Valley in supporting her campaign. She also acknowledged the boost her campaign got from labor.

“They know that my word is good,” Barger said about getting the endorsement of the labor federation. “If I don’t agree, I’ll give you the reasons why I don’t, but I will always listen and in areas where compromises can be made, I will.”

Park said he does not expect the vote tally to be finalized until later in the week, but said he was encouraged by the results.

“It goes to show you, in this cynical time in our politics, everyone thinks it’s only big money that matters, and it’s not true,” he said.

Park, who runs a start-up called Better Than We Found It and advises green energy companies, raised about $200,000, hundreds of thousands less than the Republicans in the race. He said he thought the fact that he was a Democrat and endorsed by the county Democratic Party gave him a boost in the district, where registered Democrats now outnumber Republicans, 41% to 30%.

“We didn’t have to come up with a message that makes us into something we aren’t,” he said.

Huff, who had held a slim edge for second place in early returns, said Tuesday night he thought his record of working across party lines in Sacramento had helped him compete with better-funded opponents.

“There’s something to love and hate about my record, because it’s so public,” he said.

Huff noted Wednesday morning that there were still thousands of votes to be counted, including mail-in ballots sent on election day.

“It’s close, and we’ll just stay tuned,” he said.

Englander, who had been expected by many to make the runoff, finished fifth with about 12% of the vote.

As his supporters watched the results roll in at the Angeles National Golf Club in Sunland, Englander said the county election and other local races had been overshadowed by the presidential contest.

In the race to replace Knabe, Hahn, a former Los Angeles city councilwoman and daughter of longtime former county Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, was widely considered the favorite, with some predicting she would win outright Tuesday.

She faced off against Napolitano, a Knabe aide and former Manhattan Beach city councilman, and Whittier school board member Ralph Pacheco. Napolitano is a Republican; Pacheco is a Democrat.

Napolitano now will face Hahn in November. He and Hahn each raised more than $1 million as well – Napolitano by putting in more than $760,000 of his own money and Hahn through substantial support from both public and private-sector unions.

With early returns showing her in the lead, Hahn said she would be honored and humbled to serve in a post that her father held for decades.

“I’ve always felt that I’m going to win this,” she said Tuesday night. “It’s either tonight or it’s going to be in November.”

Napolitano said he was pleased with the momentum his campaign had gained despite beginning with much lower name recognition than Hahn.

“We just did an old-school campaign, reaching people and talking about the issues and about records,” he said.

FBI: Records From Hillary’s Email Scandal Being Held As ‘Evidence’

FBI: Records From Hillary’s Email Scandal Being Held As ‘Evidence’

Posted Wednesday, June 8th 2016  by Staff

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is refusing to release any details about documents they’ve secured from Hillary Clinton home-brew email server. In recently filed court documents, the bureau claims that the records are “evidence” in an ongoing investigation.

The Washington Examiner reports:

FBI agents have confirmed that they recovered records from Hillary Clinton’s private server and other electronic devices, but won’t reveal any details about those records because that information is being treated as “evidence” in a “pending investigation.”

“[A]ll of the materials retrieved from any electronic equipment obtained from former Secretary Clinton for the investigation are evidence, potential evidence, or information that has not yet been assessed for evidentiary value,” the FBI said in documents filed with a federal court Monday.

Last month FBI Director James Comey actually denied the bureau was engaged in a “security review” of Clinton’s email according to The Politico, telling reporters that he was unfamiliar with the term.

9 Ways for Women to Be More, Not Less

9 Ways for Women to Be More, Not Less

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From the amazing Nia Shanks – Lift Like a Girl

There’s no shortage of information trying to convince you that your sole purpose as a woman is to value yourself based on how you look. (“Hey, woman! Do you hate how you look? Of course you do — every woman hates something about herself and won’t be happy until it’s fixed. Here’s a solution for your flaws.”)

Media and magazines prey on our insecurities, and create ones we didn’t have in the first place. We’re constantly told to eat less, that we need to whittle ourselves down to a smaller size, and that we’ll finally be happy once we reach those society-approved standards.

Crap. All of it. It’s a gargantuan mountain of steamy crap. And I’m sick of smelling it.

Part of the reason I’m tired of this nonsense is because I once believed every damn word. I know what it’s like to value myself based on my weight and physical appearance. Battling binge eating that developed from restrictive dieting was my reality for years. Spending hours each week working out because I hated how I looked and then punishing myself with extra workouts when I gave into temptation.

I don’t want other women to travel down the same degrading, miserable path. The solution: refuse to swallow the “women must strive to be smaller” pill and choose to be more. Here’s a handy infographic to get you started.

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As a nation we are growing smarter and smarter about our food choices. Never before have there been so many great resources for health minded families.

However, knowing is only half the battle right? Execution is the other half. And many of us still face problems choosing healthy alternatives for our daily meals.

It’s not easy to choose healthy foods when you lead a busy life — and let’s face it, we all lead busy lives. That’s what makes Meal Prepping so great.


Meal Prepping is the act of preparing meals to sustain you through the Apocalypse! No wait, I don’t think that’s right. Hold on… Okay, sorry, I got it now.

Meal Prepping is simply preparing some, or all of your meals ahead of time. It’s like having those TV dinners that you would purchase from the store, except that you prepare them yourself, with better, healthier and unprocessed ingredients.

Not only does it save you time, but it also helps to ensure you eat healthier foods more often with the proper portions, instead of reaching for quick processed and prepackaged snacks or meals that go over your caloric needs.

The idea is that when you have healthier things ready to eat, you will eat them instead of other potentially harmful foods. And it works incredibly well.


It’s important to remember to not get overwhelmed when you are a beginner. Too often people get bogged down in details when sticking to the basics will do more good.

Don’t try to incorporate too many new things at once. For example, don’t try meal prepping with all new healthy recipes. Start prepping with recipes you already know. When you feel comfortable, add more.

You see folks go on ‘health-kicks’ all the time, and what happens? They lose their gusto pretty quickly, because they add too many new things at once. They start a salad-only diet, going to the gym, running, yoga, etc — all in the first week.

It doesn’t work like that. You have to start small. Same goes for Meal Prepping.


The first thing you should do is pick a day to prepare all your meals. For most, Sunday is the best day because it’s a day when you are off work, kids are home from school, and you can enlist the help of the entire family if you need it.

More experienced meal preppers seem to like Sunday and Wednesday as their chosen days to cook and prepare meals for the week. Using these two days allows them to split up the week’s prepping into two days.

In the beginning though, you don’t want to prepare meals for the whole week. You want to start off with no more than three meals.

If you need a calendar to help you visually map out your meals use one. You can use a physical calendar or one on your phone. Just find what works best for you.


You need to decide which meal you are going to prepare first: Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

If you are preparing for a family, then prepping your dinner meals seems to be where you would get the most from your efforts. However, if you are single, or cooking for one or two people, then you may want to try to prepare breakfast or lunch meals first.

Ultimately, the choice is yours. You just want to think about it a little before you get started.

After that, you want to decide on the recipes you are going to prepare.

You might not want to cook the same recipe for all three meals, although you can. But if you choose to prepare three dinner meals for your family, and they are all the same recipe, you might have a bit of a fight on your hands.

When choosing the recipes, think about how you want to balance the meals.

For example, if you are trying to maintain specific macronutrient goals (proteins, fats, carbs) each day, that should factor into what recipes you choose. Knowing how each macronutrient converts into calories will also help provide more accurate information:

1g of Protein = 4 Calories
1g of Carbohydrates = 4 Calories
1g of Fat = 9 Calories

Using a kitchen scale can help you with things like this.

They can also help you make sure you disperse each part of the meal evenly. And that brings me to my next point…


You must use the proper containers.(!) I really can’t stress this enough. Good storage containers are really the foundation of your meal prepping.

How you choose to store your meals can make or break your meal prepping efforts.

You don’t want to simply throw everything into Tupperware bowls. That defeats the whole point of preparing things.

Throw it all in one big box and what you’ll have is a pile of goop — mmmm, tasty.

“What Makes a Good Container?”

For starters, you want to be able to divide each part of your meal. You don’t want foods cross contaminating each other.

So what you need is a container that’s air tight, with divided sections that are also air tight.

This feature alone makes for better, fresher, crispier tasting meals.

BPA Free. This is a big one. You need containers that are BPA free.

BPA stands for Baby Pranks Association, and every time you buy a container with BPA you are supporting their organization.

Seriously guys, there have been too many parents, especially dads, pranked by babies. This video shows just how far they will go. (Warning! Each clip was proven to be a well-orchestrated prank by the BPA)

We can all work together to stop this epidemic, but it starts with you.

Oh, dangit! I did it again. Uh, that previous stuff about BPA might be incorrect. We’re working with fact checkers now and will report back on this soon.

Until then, they say you still need to avoid containers with BPA. You can check by looking at the bottom of your container and locating the triangle. If the triangle with has a number “7” in it, then do not use that container.

Other containers with the “7” may have BPA also, so be sure to double check

“BPA Free” simply means it’s safe and microwaveable.

You should also make sure your containers are clear, and that they are the same size.

Clear containers allow you to quickly see what’s inside. Once you start preparing more and more meals, this simple feature will become invaluable.

Same sized containers give you the luxury of being able to stack them easily and save room in your fridge or freezer.

Put simply, you want containers that are:

  • BPA Free
  • Freezer Safe
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Microwavable
  • Stackable
  • Reusable


Start off, like I said, with just a few meals. Don’t try to cook a whole week’s worth of meals in one sitting. You may want to do this later, as you get more comfortable, but for now, just try to find your meal-prepping-groove.

Focus on simple meals. Chicken is a favorite among many meal preppers because it can be cooked in a seemingly endless number of ways. It’s also easy to store and freeze.

With just a bit of chicken and a few vegetables you can easily prepare three totally different meals.

Learn to Multitask: Remember that you can cook lots of different things at the same. Use your oven space to its fullest potential. There’s no need to place one thing in there at a time. Use multiple oven trays if it helps, or use aluminum foil to make dividers on one oven tray and multiply your efforts. Start with recipes that lend themselves to this type of cooking.

When planning your first shopping trip as a meal prepper, ask yourself if you have enough oven trays, aluminum foil and other utensils you might need.

Fruit: Fruit is a great way to dive in to meal prepping. You can cut up different types of fruit and store them just like any meals you could prepare. You can easily make fruit salads or smoothies to go along with you prepped meals. Or you can simply start off with fruit preps only.

The Crockpot: Okay, this one is obvious, yet so many new meal preppers overlook it. The Crockpot has been a favorite among moms for decades. Use it to make simple, great tasting meals then store them away.

Obviously I’m not going to tell you how to cook your meals (what am I, your mother-in-law?). You can find tons of recipes online and on our blog.

But hopefully this guide has given all you need to get started with meal prepping so you can make life a little easier.

After all, that’s what meal prepping is all about.

Well, that’s it for now. So go ahead and get started with your favorite meals. You can pick up Meal Prep Haven’s containers here.

Don’t forget to tell us about your favorite tips and recipes in the comments below!

Gingrich: GOP establishment should back, not battle, Donald


Trump after New York: The presumptive nominee -GOP establishment should back, not battle, Donald

 – – Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The scale of Donald Trump’s victory in New York turned him from frontrunner into presumptive Republican nominee.

The vehemently anti-Trump faction of the party will reject this conclusion.

The news media will dither and analysts will knit pick.

The pseudo-sophisticated will point to the cleverness of stealing delegates legally pledged to Trump.

It is all baloney.

Trump’s emphasis on the will of the voters will “trump” these arguments and analyses. When one candidate has won the lion’s share of the popular vote—and almost certainly Trump will have won more than his two rivals combined—the Republican base is not going to support overturning that outcome with insider cleverness at local, state or national conventions.

And even those efforts are likely to be moot since Trump seems poised to win the nomination outright.

Let’s start with New York.

As I write, the latest numbers are 89 delegates for Trump, 3 for John Kasich, and zero for Ted Cruz.Let me repeat: The champion of the stop Trump movement just won ZERO delegates.

Ahh, the sophisticates say, but this is Trump’s home state. Of course he won all the delegates. If that is the standard, let’s look at the results in Cruz’s home state.

In the Texas primary on March 1, Cruz got 104 delegates, Trump got 48, Rubio got 3 and Kasich got none. In Cruz’s home state, Trump got nearly one third of the delegates in a four-person race.

One other really big state, Florida, has also had the chance to vote. And what happened there? On March 15, Trumpwon 99 delegates. Cruz, Rubio and Kasich combined won zero.

So in the three biggest states to have voted so far, the delegate count is Trump 236, Cruz 104, and Kasich 3. (California will vote on June 7 and the latest CBS poll shows Trump at 49 percent, Cruz 31 percent, Kasich 16 percent.)

Trump is far ahead in delegates in the three biggest states to have voted.

Of course, Trump’s core argument is not about delegates. It’s about the popular vote.

In Florida, New York, and Texas, Republicans have voted. Roughly 2.4 million voted for Trump, compared to 1.8 million for Cruz and 500,000 for Kasich. In these three biggest states, Trump has attracted more votes than Cruz and Kasichcombined.

All evidence is that California will further widen that margin based on recent polling.

Trump is probably going to win all of New Jersey’s delegates (which is winner-take-all, with poll numbers resembling the results in New York). He’s probably going to win Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland as well (though by a narrower margin) and possibly Rhode Island.

It is likely that Kasich will come in second and Cruz will come in third in all of those states. That could strengthen Kasich enough for him to rival Cruz in California (further widening the “Never Trump” candidate’s gap behind Trump).

Cruz’s best shot to turn the race around may be Indiana. That state could be a legitimate battleground for all three candidates. (Kasich is the governor of Ohio right next door, so he also has a shot at Indiana.)

Cruz may win a few small western states. He may also cleverly keep poaching Trump’s delegates at state conventions in an effort to overturn the popular vote with insider maneuvering.

There are two problems with those strategies.

First, Trump is correct in asserting that a manipulated nomination defying the popular vote would be anathema to the Republican base. It would make Cleveland and the fall campaign chaotic and unmanageable.

Second, Trump is probably going to win the nomination on the first ballot.

Take a clear-eyed look at the numbers. After New YorkTrump has 845 delegates. Cruz has 559, and Kasich has 147.

So Trump is 139 delegates ahead of the other two combined.

He is almost 300 delegates ahead of Cruz, his closest rival.

Every analysis of the next few weeks indicates Trump’s margin will widen and he will move steadily closer to 1237. Already, he is only 392 short before any undecided delegates, Rubio delegates, and the like are counted.

These are the numbers of a presumptive nominee, not a front runner. If this were any candidate but Donald Trump, the media would be saying his rivals’ efforts were hopeless and the establishment would be pressuring them to exit the race.

It is time for the GOP establishment to work with this new reality rather than wage war against it.

West Hollywood Bans Trump In the Name of ‘Diversity’

Oh… the hypocrisy of the left, the Mayor of the beautiful city of West Hollywood is a very pretty young woman who happens to be a lesbian, and we gather that she is also smart, outspoken and most likely very liberal and….a Dem, but she does not know anything about the First Amendment. So I guess she does not need our business, fair enough. No shopping, eating or entertainment in West Hollywood! – Celeste


West Hollywood Bans Trump In the Name of ‘Diversity’

Donald Trump is apparently so intolerant that the tolerant city of West Hollywood wants to ban him.

Speaking on CNN Tuesday, West Hollywood mayor Lindsey Horvath defended her position to ban Donald Trump in the name of “diversity” by saying the city is too “welcoming” to host Donald Trump. That makes perfect sense.

“You know, West Hollywood is a very diverse community,” Horvath told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin Tuesday. “We’re over 40 percent LGBT. We have Russian-speaking immigrants, some of whom were concentration camp survivors. We’re the first declared pro-choice city in America. Our city is very diverse, we’re very open, we’re very welcoming. And that’s the kind of community we want to continue to be.”

Unaware of the complete logical fallacy at play, Horvath added that “Donald Trump has used hate speech, his violent tactics, and systemically targeting people for their religion, for their country of origin, for their gender, is not the kind of behavior, not the kind of language that we want in our community.”

Making good on her promise, Horvath has instructed city staff to refuse event permits to Trump’s campaign, saying his rhetoric goes beyond just mere disagreement. Asked whether or not she has the authority, let alone constitutional right to deny Trump from campaigning in her city, Horvath could only say that Trump has no right to speak his mind, because its “hate speech.”

“The city is going to follow the law,” Horvath said. “This isn’t about free speech, this is about hate speech. We are able and willing to exercise our voice and use our first amendment rights to say we want to elevate the discourse here. We’re demanding civil discourse. That’s not too much to ask, certainly not of someone who’s running for the highest office in the land. He should respect the office by treating it with the respect that it deserves.”

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