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How's that hope and change working for you now Rethugs.

Huckabee said a while back...

that if same sex marriage is passed in his state he would leave his state. Well now it's federal law and I guess he's going to leave the country

Wow, ACA and gay marriage all in one week....I hear tears of Rethugs.

Lol

Real horror story...

Lawsuit: 'Bring me young blood,' stalker told Westfield home buyers

By Tom Haydon | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com June 19, 2015

http://www.nj.com/union/index.ssf/2015/06/lawsuit_bring_me_young_blood_stalker_told_westfiel.html#incart_most-read_salem_article

The first frightening letter came three days after the couple purchased the township home in June 2014 for $1.3 million, a "dream" house for themselves and their children.

"Why are you here? I will find out," read part of the letter, that was mysteriously sent by somebody identifying himself as "The Watcher."

"My grandfather watched the house in the 1920s and my father watched in the 1960s. It is now my time," the letter states, according to a lawsuit the couple filed in Superior Court in Elizabeth earlier this month.

The letters continued, becoming increasingly disturbing, according to the suit in which the couple says the prior owners were aware of "The Watcher." Just days before the closing, on May 24, 2014, the previous homeowners received a letter from him, but never disclosed that information, according to the suit.

So distressing were the messages that the new owners never moved into their dream home and are now trying to sell it without success because potential buyers are scared off after hearing of the messages, the suit states.

The couple is suing the prior owners, claiming they deliberately withheld knowledge of "The Watcher" over fears of losing the house sale. The couple is also suing the Chicago Title Insurance Company, and "The Watcher," though no real name or address is mentioned for him.

According to the court papers, "The Watcher" claims the right of possession, or ownership, or control of the house. In the letters, he refers to the prior owners by name and identifies the house by street address. The names of the current and the previous owners are being withheld by NJ Advance Media, along with the address of the house, for safety reasons.

"I am The Watcher and have been in control of (the house) for the better part of two decades now," one letter is quoted as saying.

Jack Feinstein, a lawyer and director of the Rutgers Civil Justice Clinic at Rutgers Law School in Newark, said the sellers are required to disclose latent defects in the house, that involves such issues and termite infestation. This kind of claim, about a possible stalker, is something completely different, said Feinstein who has 40 years of experience in real estate law.

"I've never seen this kind of allegation," He said of the claims in the lawsuit.

To make a case, the plaintiff would have to show how long the prior owners had known about the letters, and whether the messages appeared to be credible and could be taken as a serious threat, Feinstein said.

Charles Sullivan, a law professor at Seton Hall Law School, said some states have laws requiring the disclosure of tragic incidents that occurred in a house such as murders.
"There's a duty on the part of the seller to disclose to the buyer any defect that would impact the marketability of a property," Sullivan said about laws in those other states.

But New Jersey does not have such laws, he said. "There probably would not be a duty to disclose this," Sullivan said referring to the letters in the Westfield case.

The first letter by "The Watcher" was received June 5, 2014, three days after the closing, included the statement "Do you need to fill the house with the young blood I requested? Once I know their names I will call to them and draw them to me. I asked the (prior owners) to bring me young blood."

The letter writer recalls when he "ran from room to room imagining the life with the rich occupants there."

"And now I watch and wait for the day when they (sp) young blood will be mine again," one letter read.

A subsequent letter received June 18, 2014, contained references of what might be in the house and veiled threats.

"Have they found what is in the walls yet? In time they will. I am pleased to know your names and the names now of the young blood you have brought to me," the letter reads.

"Will the young bloods play in the basement. Who has the rooms facing the street? I'll know as soon as you move in. It will help me to know who is in which bedroom then I can plan better," it says.

"All the windows and door in (the house) allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house," it continues.

"I am in charge of (the house)."

Lee Levitt, the Parsippany attorney who filed the lawsuit for the current owners, did not return calls seeking a comment.

How many think after Obamas press conference...

That Fox news will say Obama made this racial and making this political about gun laws?

Ted Cruz — who voted against Hurricane Sandy aid — calls for federal relief following Texas floods



Oh lookie here...


Texas Sen. and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz — who voted against aid in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy — called for federal relief Wednesday in the wake of devastating floods and storms that have ravaged his home state.

The Tea Party darling said he supports “the federal government fulfilling its statutory obligations, and stepping in to respond to this natural disaster,” in regards to the barrage of storms that have left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing.

Cruz, 44, voted against a federal disaster relief bill after Sandy ravaged the East Coast in October 2012 calling the measure “symptomatic of a larger problem in Washington – an addiction to spending money we do not have.”

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ted-cruz-calls-federal-flood-relief-texas-article-1.2238227


Stop being a TAKER Ted. Now you know you'l be branded a socialist if you take it

This you have to see!!!!

‘N--ga House’ Search Takes You to the White House on Google Maps

This vandalization of Google Maps proves how deep-seated America’s race problem is.

BY: YESHA CALLAHAN
Posted: May 20 2015 7:16 AM

http://www.theroot.com/blogs/the_grapevine/2015/05/_n_ga_house_search_takes_you_to_the_white_house_on_google_maps.html

Google Maps has been vandalized, and its recent victim is the White House. The service, which relies on its users to make sure listings are accurate, is now in the spotlight after a user discovered that searching for “n--ga house” will have the map point you to the White House.

How does this happen? Many suspect it’s caused by what’s known as a “Google bomb." Users bombard sites with keywords that link to a certain page, and doing this can trick Google and mess up its algorithms. Another way to have something like this happen is if a user creates a fake business listing using a particular address and then moves that business to another address, such as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

There’s no telling how long “n--ga house” has been on Google Maps, but last month, Edward Snowden’s residence was listed as 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. as well. In addition to the White House’s location being vandalized, Howard University and the University of Maryland’s College Park campus also have locations referring to them as “n--ga campus” and “n--ga university.”

On Wednesday morning, Google issued an apology for the listing.

“Some inappropriate results are surfacing in Google Maps that should not be, and we apologize for any offense this may have caused. Our teams are working to fix this issue quickly.”

If you ever needed any more proof that America has a race problem, I’m sure Google Maps can point you in the right direction.


* I tried it and it took me to the White House*



Rethugs wanted to get rid of Amtrak some time ago..

Mica revives Amtrak privatization effort
By Keith Laing - 02/12/13 09:48 PM EST


Former House Transportation Committee Chairman Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) is aiming at of his favorite targets when he led the panel, Amtrak, with legislation to end its "monopoly" on rail service. The legislation mirrors a 2011 House Republican effort to privatize Amtrak service in the Northeast that was unsuccessful when moderate suburban Republicans joined Democrats on the transportation panel in opposition to eliminating the rail company's federal funding.

Mica vowed Tuesday to press ahead with his rail privatization plan anyway, however.“Since 1971, Amtrak has run a costly monopoly with Soviet style operations,” Mica said in a statement.

"The debate in Congress over the last 40 years since Amtrak was created…a lot of Republicans say 'it's a disaster, sell it off, let the private sector do it'," Shuster continued in his post-2012 elections comments.

“Four years ago President Obama promised to provide access to most of the nation to high speed rail in 25 years," Mica said. "Since then, his costly proposals have been rejected by at least three states; his California boondoggle is over budget and focused on a route with few passengers; his Midwestern route is a slow-speed excuse for high speed rail; and his all-government Northeast corridor project has soared to $151 billion and a 30-year timetable.”

During his tenure as Transportation Committee Chairman, Mica repeatedly held hearings about Amtrak's financial operations. He memorably went to a Capitol Hill area McDonald's to order a $1 burger and $1 fries to argue that Amtrak was spending too much on its onboard concession sales.

http://thehill.com/policy/transportation/282593-mica-revives-gop-amtrak-privatization-effort

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GOP: Amtrak really needs to get out of the commuter rail business

POSTED AT 8:01 PM ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 BY ERIKA JOHNSEN

Heartily seconded, Chairman Mica. Via The Hill:

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released a report Tuesday arguing that Amtrak should privatize more of its rail service, which has been a longtime Republican goal.

“We already know that Amtrak’s losses in food and beverage service are a staggering $833 million over the last decade,” Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) said in a statement.

“Now we know that Amtrak wastes the taxpayers’ money bidding on commuter rail contracts that it cannot win, and that hundreds of millions of dollars in savings can be realized if the private sector is given a chance to compete with Amtrak in commuter rail and passenger rail service,” he continued. …

Mica has frequently referred to Amtrak as a “Soviet-style operation.” Amtrak, which was founded by Congress in 1971 to replace a network of private railways, receives an approximately $1 billion subsidy from the federal government every year.

http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/11/gop-amtrak-really-needs-to-get-out-of-the-commuter-rail-business/

House Republicans vote to cut Amtrak funding one day after crash

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/democrats-and-republicans-debate-amtrak-cuts-day-after-crash

By Benjy Sarlin

The deadly derailment of an Amtrak train Tuesday hovered over an ongoing infrastructure debate the next day on Capitol Hill, where a bill to slash rail subsidies came under fire from Democrats who cited the disaster in opposing the cuts, while Republicans bristled at efforts to link the incident to Amtrak spending. The measure passed along partisan lines after the House committee repeatedly voted down Democratic amendments aimed at boosting funding for Amtrak.

At a previously scheduled House Appropriations markup of a Transportation, Housing and Urban Development funding bill, Democratic members demanded more spending for capital investments in rail service and for agencies that oversee safety. The bill, which covers a variety of infrastructure and housing agencies and programs, would cut Amtrak funding to $1.13 billion from $1.4 billion.

After Rep. Steve Israel (D-NY) told the committee that Congress had “failed to invest in their safety,” an irate Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) accused him of exploiting the incident.
“You tied it directly to an accident and a tragedy and suggested because we hadn’t funded it that caused that accident and you have no idea what caused it – and that’s a shame,” Simpson said.

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-NY), who noted that he’s ridden Amtrak exclusively to his Bronx district over his 25 years in the House, said that Congress should be open to the possibility that inadequate funding had contributed to the crash.

“We cut their budgets, we reduced their spending,” he said. “Maybe last night, while not mixing one tragedy with our local or in-House politics, maybe last night is something we should look at to see what if any of that is caused by infrastructure deficiencies.”


*This is going to get really really ugly

Citizens United head’s mother-in-law calls immigrants ‘rats and roaches’ during GOP event

ARTURO GARCIA
11 MAY 2015 AT 21:24 ET

A woman identified as the mother-in-law of Citizens United Foundation head Dave Bossie was cheered for disparaging remarks about immigrants during the South Carolina Freedom Summit on Saturday, the Huffington Post reported.

The woman was asked to speak during a focus group conducted by Republican pollster Frank Luntz. Footage of the event shows Luntz joking that Bossie told him he would “kick butt” if he ended the session without asking her what advice she would give GOP presidential candidates in the 2016 election.

“One man, one vote. People are comin’ in this country across the borders like rats and roaches in the wood pile,” she says, drawing applause. “We’ve got a state like Minnesota that says it’s not our business to check ’em out, we just register ’em. We’ve got to get control. That’s what they need to know.”

“Years ago, I might have been a Democrat,” she says. “But I saw the problem and I went to the Republican Party. I didn’t wait for them to come looking for me. Why do these young people have to be solicited? We are all intelligent people. We need to be voting our convictions and choose a party.”

The audience cheers again when Luntz asks, “How many of you would vote for her for president?”

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/05/citizens-united-heads-mother-in-law-calls-immigrants-rats-and-roaches-during-gop-event/



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