By Stephen Frank

Why do criminals here in this country illegally get the benefit of tax breaks? Why do the honest folks have to pay $4 billion or more each year in taxes, so criminals from foreign countries get a check from Washington? Instead, Homeland Security should track down the bank accounts and assets, including cars, owned by illegal aliens and either freeze the accounts and take the property or at least freeze the accounts and arrest the employers of the illegal aliens.

“Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget, set to be released Tuesday, will set higher eligibility standards for the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit, Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said Monday. According to the administration, the measures will save $40 billion over 10 years.

“How do I go to somebody who pays their taxes, and say, ‘Look, I want you to give this earned income tax credit to somebody who’s working here illegally’? That’s not defensible,” Mulvaney told reporters. “And it’s a reasonable accommodation to simply ask them for Social Security numbers.”

The earned income tax credit is a refundable tax credit, which means that if a recipient has no income tax liability, the government sends the person a check. Part of the child tax credit is also refundable.”

The better news is that by taking the tax refunds, they are stealing from the public and government—that is a crime. Each one of these embezzlers should be detained and deported—not only have they come here illegally, they are stealing money as if they were robbing a bank. Steal and be deported.

Robert S Mueller III   5 24 17Nobody said it would be easy

by John Mistler

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed by the deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein to be a special counsel to oversee the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign.

So what is a special counsel? And what is the difference between a special counsel, a special prosecutor, and an independent counsel? The terms are largely interchangeable to refer to someone appointed to investigate allegations that could involve a conflict of interest within the Department of Justice. But the manner in which they are appointed and why has changed over time.

The president has always had the authority to name a special prosecutor. After the crisis brought on by the Watergate scandal, Congress passed a law creating an "independent counsel" who could be appointed by a three-judge panel. After the experiences of the Iran-Contra investigation and the probe into the Clinton's Whitewater land deal, there was bipartisan support to abandon that law. Now, the attorney general, in addition to the president, has the power to appoint a special counsel.

The statute regarding the grounds for appointing a special counsel says the attorney general, or acting attorney general in cases where the attorney general is recused, can appoint a special counsel when a case presents a "conflict of interest" for the Justice Department, or "other extraordinary circumstances." In this case, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was able to appoint Mueller because Attorney General Jeff Sessions has recused himself. - USA Today

Mueller was nominated for the position of FBI Director by President George W. Bush on July 5, 2001.

The vote on the Senate floor on August 2, 2001, passed unanimously, 98–0. He served as Acting Deputy Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice for several months, before officially becoming the FBI Director on September 4, 2001, just one week before the September 11 attacks against the United States.

In May 2011, President Obama asked Director Mueller to continue at the helm of the FBI for two additional years beyond his normal 10-year term, which was expiring on September 4, 2011. The Senate approved this request on July 27, 2011. On September 4, 2013, Mueller was replaced by James Comey.

The probe into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential Election will address any coordination involving President Trump. There is no evidence that any crime has been committed which makes this investigation more like a "Witch Hunt". In past Special Investigations crimes were committed and the purpose of an investigation was to determine who was guilty.

A top Democratic member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Dianne Feinstein, says she has not seen evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's (no friend to Trump) testimony before Senate Judiciary subcommittee that he was not aware of any evidence demonstrating collusion between Russia-Trump. Clapper is not above lying and he is no friend to Trump.

Former FBI Director James Comey’s view, the leaks to the New York Times and the Washington Post alleging that the Russians tried—and perhaps even succeeded—in tilting the election to Trump were a Democratic Party effort to delegitimize Trump’s victory.

For 24 years, starting with Clinton, the Democrat Liberals have become entrenched in U.S. Government offices. This is called the "Deep State". These are the people referred to when "Draining the Swamp" is referred to and it also includes some Republican elites. And then you have the mainstream media arm of the Democrat Party reporting "Fake News" to support the Democrat's attempts overthrow of the President. The danger they represent is the undermining of the President of the United States and his agenda and it is difficult to determine who has the Democrat Party at interest and who has what is best for the country at interest. Robert Mueller appears by all accounts to be a good pick; if you had to pick. Only time will tell, but surely this will be a distraction to fulfilling the agenda of the President. Nobody said "Draining the Swamp" would be easy or the Swamp Monsters would not fight back.

So much for a smooth transition of power; Dems acting more like third world country.

while raising tuitions

An audit of the University of California, mid April 2017, revealed that the university President and former Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano raised tuitions 2.7% while her office hid $175 million.

The audit found that the UC spent $32.5 billion on expenses during the 2015-16 school year to fund 10 campuses, five medical centers, and its Office of the President headquarters. Although the UC states that its “fundamental missions are teaching, research and public service,” the UC only spent “$6.7 billion (21 percent) on teaching, “$4.6 billion (14 percent) on research” and “$630 million (2 percent) on public service.” The other $20.6 billion (63 percent) was spent on non-fundamental activities.

In addition, State Auditor Howle’s audit found the “Office of the President has amassed substantial reserve funds, used misleading budgeting practices, provided its employees with generous salaries and atypical benefits, and failed to satisfactorily justify its spending on system wide initiatives.”

Howle ominously added that the “Office of the President intentionally interfered with our audit process. Auditing standards require that we disclose this interference and prohibit us from drawing valid conclusions from this portion of our work.” Napolitano apologized for actions in her office during an audit in which she hid $175 million from state while demanding more money.

Abuse of taxpayer money: Napolitano’s office spent more than $4,000 on one employee’s retirement party and thousands more on other going-away, staff-appreciation and holiday parties, perks that are not typically seen in the public sector and that raise questions about lavish spending practices as the university increases tuition and fees on students. money that lawmakers said should have been disclosed to the public and the Board of Regents, which oversees the 10-campus university system. Napolitano's office blocked the auditor from more findings however; The itemized records that were produced show that Napolitano’s office spent generously on employee retirement parties — including more than $4,200 on a retirement party in 2015 for Laine Farley, who was then the director of the UC’s California Digital Library. The Chronicle identified 20 parties for departing employees that cost more than $500 between 2014 and 2016. Ten of those were more than $1,000.

Among the documents the auditor says UC never fully produced were those detailing foreign and out-of-state travel, catering, airfare and entertainment expenses. UC said auditors failed to ask for the right budget codes in making their request. The records that were turned over to auditors show that the president’s office paid for employees to attend meetings and conferences in Bermuda, Iceland, Germany, China, India, Australia, France, Italy, Mexico and many other destinations.

California Agricultural Teachers’ Association Comments on Governor Brown’s Budget Proposal Eliminating Future Farmers of America and other CTE Funding

In his 2017-18 State Budget released earlier in the year, Governor Brown proposed the complete elimination of funding for the Future Farmers of America program and other programs in Career Technical Education serving students throughout California. Also included in these cuts were the elimination of Partnership Academy Programs, the University of California Curriculum Institute for recognizing CTE courses for admission purposes, and Professional Development Activities for CTE instructors.

These programs have been funded by $15 million in CTE Pathway monies that were provided to the California Department of Education for supporting statewide Career Technical Education activities and programs. The Governor’s proposal for this year would eliminate this source of funds, directly them instead to the Community College Chancellor’s Office to supplement other workforce development funds already in existence.

“We are extremely disappointed that Governor Brown has proposed eliminating Career Technical Student Organizations like the Future Farmers of America and other CTE funding in California” said Jim Aschwanden, Executive Director of the California Agricultural Teachers’ Association. “The loss of these components of Career Technical Education will have a devastating effect on programs and teachers statewide. CTE programs remain vitally important to the economic well-being of our state, and this proposal eliminates highly effective programs that have proven their worth over time. We think this is a terrible mistake.”

The California Agricultural Teachers’ Association is a professional education association, representing over 850 instructors in Agricultural Education at the Middle School through University levels in California, with headquarters located in Galt, California.

By Stephen Frank

Every once in a while the voice of the people, reason and sanity is heard in Sacramento. Ultra-Leftist Democrat Assemblyman Rob Bonta presented a bill that would have the support of Russian President Putin—AB 22 would repeal the law that bans Communists from working in the California government.

The Sacramento Bee had this to say, “The Alameda Democrat said he introduced Assembly Bill 22 this session to “clean up” unconstitutional statutory language that made membership in the Communist Party a fireable offense for California public employees. But it generated intense controversy when it came up for a vote on the Assembly floor last week, where several members rose to speak about the pain still carried by constituents who fled the communist regime in Vietnam.”

Of course the Bee called the ban on those wanting to violently overthrow a “red scare”—more fake news from a once great newspaper. Glad to see that something scares a Democrat. The good news is that as long as we allow BlackLivesMatter and other radical, vicious and bigoted organizations and their members working for government, no one is safe. At least the obnoxious Communist ban is still in place, even as a symbolic statement against tyranny.

Mc Cabe   5 17 17Excerpts from Daily News

McCabe, 49, began his career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in 1996. After 20 years with the FBI he was promoted, by Director James Comey, to deputy director in early 2016.

But McCabe’s tenure as deputy director has had its share of partisan strife; most notably in October when it came to light his Pediatrician wife, Jill McCabe, had landed a $467,500 donation for her 2015 state Senate run from a PAC tied to Virginia governor and longtime Clinton ally Terry McAuliffe.

Jill McCabe wound up losing that election; but news of the donation last fall prompted outcry from Republicans, who pointed out her husband was later tasked with overseeing the FBI probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Mr. McCabe is also a long time friend of Hillary Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta. Mr. Podesta is a long-term associate of the Clintons and was President Bill Clinton's Chief of Staff from 1998 until 2001. Mr. Podesta also owns the Podesta Group with his brother Tony, a major lobbying firm and is the Chair of the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington DC-based think tank. Mr. Podesta is deeply involved in the Hillary e-mail scandal.

McCabe on Feb. 15 told White House chief of staff Reince Priebus a New York Times story detailing Trump campaign aides’ alleged contacts with Russian officials prior to the election was not true, according to multiple reports; possibly violating Justice Department rules that govern contact between the White House and FBI officials.

McCabe became acting director after President Trump fired FBI Director Comey on May 10, 2017.

Aside from McCabe, possible names floated for the gig include former NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). This is the short list as of May 12 and will surely change by the time this is printed.

by Wade Freedle a member of the Nevada County Central Committee and Tea Party

I have often wondered why Democratic Governors are so intent on pardoning so many convicted felons prior to the end of their sentences. I don’t believe it is compassion because they have never shown any compassion toward the victims of these crimes. On the contrary, their bias is consistently and overwhelmingly on protecting the rights of the criminal, rather than the victim. I think their campaign to restore voting rights to ex - felons may be the key to understanding these actions.

Let’s take a look at two of the most prominent examples. Terry McAuliffe, governor of Virginia, sprang (oops pardoned) cons by the thousands – murderers, robbers, rapists, carjackers, etc. and, this may be a clue; he gave them the ability to vote. Interesting? Is restoring their right to vote a stroke of civic generosity or the development of a predicable voting bloc? Let’s recount, murderers, robbers, rapists, carjackers, etc. - no Republicans in that group. All Democrats or at least potential Democrats. The issue upon release from prison is now a new suit, a release authorization, and a voter registration form. And you can’t argue with the success of the system. Look at all of the criminals (oops former criminals) who now fill the ranks of Democratic legislators – of course there is a little recidivism from time to time, but you have that with any system.

Governor Brown of California, who is never to be outdone when it comes to dreaming up the next iteration of liberal lunacy, has taken the process a step further. Convicted felons who are still in prison have been authorized to vote while still in prison as a result of recent legislation that the Governor cooked up. So the Democrats have the convicted felon vote, if you will excuse the expression, locked up. The Democrat campaign motto could be, “your vote is your get out of jail free card”.

But within the community of their peers (the Democrat Party) they do have a singular distinction. They are, in a word, honest criminals. But how, you ask, can the contradictory words honest and criminal be used in the same sentence? Just this. The convicted felons are honest criminals because they have been open and direct in the commission of their crime. They stick a gun in your ribs and demand your wallet. They rob a bank up front and personal by pointing a gun at the teller and demanding the cash. They burglarize a home by breaking down the door and loading up their trailer. They therefore, honestly pursue the profession of crime. While their Democrat party brethren dishonestly pursue the crime of socialism, which eventually robs the entire society of the ability to sustain itself. There is a great deal written about the radicalizing of men when they are incarcerated in prison. No doubt it happens. Some become Muslims, some become hardened criminals and some become democrats. You pick the biggest loser. The Democrat Party is the largest criminal conspiracy in the nation. It is composed of members who have been through the criminal justice system and those that should be, or, if justice is to be served, will be.

One of the cornerstones of political correctness is the purging of words that offend some imagined constituency. Some are obvious. But one that I could never understand until now was “danger”. I can’t imagine a statement on a box of dynamite that says; “if you drop this box you will be blown to harm’s way” Just doesn’t seem to fit. But now I think I understand. If the word danger was still in the vocabulary those nasty old Republicans might just put up a sign that said, “Danger social welfare state ahead, social collapse is imminent”. But, with the removal of that dangerous word danger, all they can say is, “harm’s way ahead” which conjures up a tidy little street named after Mr. Harms, and a warm and welcoming future.

The point of this article is in the tone as well as the substance. And the tone is adversarial for a purpose. At one time in the past there was a Marquis of Queensbury set of rules for political discourse. No more. Political contention is now in the realm of the most brutal back alley brawl imaginable. There are no rules and there is no mercy. Democrats have been fighting this war for decades. Republicans had better start.

By Jon Fleischman

Democrats advanced legislation supported by public employee unions this week that would block the public from seeing collective bargaining negotiations between labor and government until they are complete.

Assembly Bill 1455, introduced by Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra (D-Pacoima), passed the State Assembly Judiciary Committee on a party line 8-3 vote.

According to the floor analysis, AB 1455 "[e]xempts from required disclosure under the California Public Records Act the records of local agencies related to collective bargaining if those records reveal a local agencies deliberative processes, impressions, evaluations, opinions, recommendations, meeting minutes, research, work products, theories, or strategy...".

If AB 1455 becomes law, it will end the last potential route for the public to know the details of negotiations and to have input into the negotiations themselves. Without public disclosure through the California Public Records Act, the first time the public knows about the "deal" is when it is released for a final vote - when it is usually too late to change the terms.

Why would employee unions want to exclude the public from this process? Maybe it is because collective bargaining negotiations have seen drastic increases in total compensation to public workers, including benefits as well as salaries. It is this process that has created massive unfunded pension liabilities, as politicians (often elected with the help of the very unions with which they later negotiate) often reach deals that are much better for the unions than the taxpayers.

I am personally very familiar with this process, as I was involved in litigation about a year-and-a-half ago that prompted the unions to advance this legislation. The County of Orange had entered into collective bargaining negotiations with the Orange County Deputies Union. I filed a request, under the California Public Records Act, for any and all documents in the possession of the county having to do with the negotiation. When the county indicated that it was going to comply with my request, the union filed a lawsuit against the County (naming me as an interested party) in Superior Court, trying to block the records from being released.

The county's counsel ,as well as my own attorney, Craig Alexander, were very effective in the courtroom, and prevailed before Judge Craig Griffin, who ruled against the union. The judge cited the important role of public awareness in a democratic form of government. The documents were released to me, and revealed an outrageous compensation increase for deputies. But the delay caused by the court proceedings meant that the information had no time to reach the public.

The fact that this new legislation is sailing through the legislative process without nearly a peep from anyone in the media speaks volumes about how the mainstream media don't want to poke public labor unions in California. There has been one editorial against the bill in an Inland Empire newspaper, and a column from my attorney over at the FlashReport - but no news coverage of this legislation otherwise.

Breitbart News has reported on the epic amount of money that is continually spent by public labor unions to influence the State Capitol, especially on issues of interest to them - over a billion dollars a year spent on California politics!

When you own the game, and you lose, it makes perfect sense that you would simply make up new rules, which is what is happening here. Unfortunately ,the losers continue to be the public, who are not only excluded from the labor negotiation process when it matters, but are also the ones picking up the tab after these secret negotiations result in huge financial liabilities for local government.

AB 1455 will next move to a full vote in the State Assembly, and then over to the State Senate. If you are looking for a safe bet, anticipate it making it to the governor's desk, where the massive investment by public employees in the elections of Jerry Brown will likely pay yet another sweet dividend.

Citizens for Fair Representation (CFR) has filed a lawsuit against the State of California for lack of representation and dilution of vote. CFR represents citizens from 21 rural counties in the northern area of the State. A long list of plaintiffs have joined CFR in the lawsuit, representing a diversity of cultures, ages, races, gender and political philosophy.

Over the last 3 years, most of these plaintiffs have petitioned the California State Legislature and Secretary of State, seeking equal/fair representation. Tens of thousands of phone calls, letters, faxes and emails have gone out to their elected representatives, requesting them to introduce a Bill or Resolution to create a more representative balance in both legislative chambers. Many of the plaintiffs have personally visited legislative offices and claim that all their requests have gone ignored, leaving them no choice, but to enter the legal process.

Currently, California's population is just under 40 million, whose people are represented by 40 State Senators and 80 Assembly members. The same number of representatives that existed in 1862, when the total population was 416,460.

Prior to 1964, just about every county was represented by one Senator. Today, a California State Senator represents an average of one million people and each Assembly member, 500,000. Currently, 11 northern rural counties have one Senator whose vote is diluted by 15 Senators representing the single County of Los Angeles.

California's imbalance of representation ranks the worst on the list of 50 States. The small State of New Hampshire has 400 in their State House of Representatives, with a ratio of one representative for less than 3,500 people. They have 24 Senators or one for every 55,000. New Hampshire's ratio of balance closely models the representation CFR is seeking to accomplish here in California. If CFR is successful, this would be history in the making, not only for their 21 counties, but all of California's 58 counties and those in other states.

Claimant's state: "California's refusal to increase its levels of representation to reflect the exponential population growth is both arbitrary and unconstitutional."

CFR's lawsuit was filed on May 8th, with the United States District Court, Eastern District of California, and Sacramento Division. Citizens for Fair Representation is a 501(C) (4).

tea party  5 10 17Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced their Monday, May 15, 2017 meeting will be an old-fashioned Towne Hall meeting with a panel consisting of two county supervisors from each side of the river. Mat Conant, District 5, and Dan Flores, District 2, are from Sutter County and Randy Fletcher, District 5, and Andy Vasquez Jr., District 1, are from Yuba County. The Towne Hall panel will be moderated by the world-famous Paul Preston, Agenda 21 Radio. They will discuss several countywide and statewide issues of current concern to residents. At the top of the list will be the Oroville Dam condition and repairs, Sutter-Yuba Supervisor opposition to SB 54, the Sanctuary State bill, the new gas tax and increased registration fee. They will be interested in your views and concerns about these topics and any others. There will be an open mic set up for attendees’ Q and A.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston will follow the Sutter-Yuba Supervisor Towne Hall. Paul will discuss issues of the day.

The meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, meet your public servants, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online www.SutterButtesTeaParty.org

womens 5 10 17Join us in a Thank You to our Military during National Military Appreciation Month – Our U.S. Military are what makes America Great. May 18 11:30am at the Plaza Room, 210 Julie Drive, Yuba City. Please call 671-9128 to make your reservation. Cost $16.00.

We are pleased to present Bob Day who can be heard every Saturday as he presents the Great American Story on our own local radio station KMYC 1410. Bob proudly served our Country in the 194th Armor Division.

We are also pleased to present Lori Danby President of the Tri County Blue Star Moms.

Please join us in this Celebration of our Military.

The Sutter County Taxpayers Association (SCTA) has voted to join the California Taxpayers Association, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, other local taxpayer groups and organizations to oppose two State Constitutional Amendment (SCA) bills working their way through the California Legislature. They are:

· SCA 6 which would allow local governments to increase local transportation taxes, including sales taxes and parcel taxes such as for schools, levees, maintenance areas, etc. which appear on property tax bills, by lowering the voter threshold to 55% instead of the two-thirds vote as required under current law.

SCA 3 which would allow local governments to increase property taxes to fund library bond debt payments with a lower popular vote than currently required under our state constitution. Under current law, bonds that fund library facilities require a two-thirds approval from voters, and local bonds are repaid by increased property taxes.

Both of these State Constitutional Amendments erode Proposition 13 which was approved by the voters nearly 40 years ago to limit the local property tax rate. Increased property taxes can lead to increased housing costs, including for renters.

SCA 6 would also open the door to higher sales taxes and California already has the highest sales tax in the nation at 7.25% (not including local sales taxes).

SCTA President Pat Miller encourages voters from all counties to contact their legislators and tell them to vote no on these two tax increasing bills.

by Ronny Santana; Ronny Santana currently lives in Tokyo. Along with being an entrepreneur, is a theological political writer for several media publications.

What’s behind the rage ? Holey moley, are the dems madder than a mosquito at a manequin factory or what ? I wasn’t going to write this article, because I thought the left would eventually calm down after Trump took office and move on, ..that didn’t happen. So I guess I gotta’ bust out another political article. After removing myself from politics after running two Congressional campaigns, I haven’t done a political article for quite a while, I guess it was time.

So then, why such a demonstrative pushback over a rich guy with a bad haircut ? The same people expending so much energy to hate Trump were just a few months ago Trump Apprentice lovers, ..the next minute they’re haters ? Doesn’t make sense on its face, unless you dig deeper.

The pushback against Trump that is being missed is not Trump at all. He has nothing to do with it. It goes way deeper than a person or a political party. The pushback against Trump pure and simple is for what Trump stands for. To clearly understand the source of all the rage, one needs to have the cognizance of the two operating forces in the world; good and evil, and it’s representatives; God and Satan.

God says in the Bible that you are either for me or against me. Actually Bob - I can’t carry a tune - Dylan kinda’ said the same thing in one of his songs; “You gotta’ serve somebody.” So depending who you are following, will dictate who you have chosen to serve, which will determine your reaction to social issues one way or the other. So far, the side of the issues that Trump is standing on that is whipping the left into a lather is of course in direct opposition to a liberal agenda and the forces behind that agenda.

Pick your poison on any of the issues with Trump. For brevity we need only pick one issue, as the reactions are all rooted in the same thing anyway. Let’s pick abortion, allowing

people to kill babies - the the holy grail of the socialist agenda. Remember the two forces in the world, good and evil ? If one cannot say that the horrific killing of a baby is not the most evil thing a human can do, ..words escape me.

So now let’s connect the angry dots. Trump obviously stands on the side of not killing

babies. Because of that he will be met with every force in hell to snuff out his life saving

agenda. Hence the extreme rage and massive pushback against Trump explained with laser accuracy. This answers the question of the article, why the pushback against him. Again, remember, Trump is merely the token vehicle representing what is right. And because he is the face for what is right, he becomes the target of the attacks in the attempt to rid the visual representation of what is right. In the same way the people who read this article, that also have never met me, will also have the same polarized reaction about me as merely the messenger. It’s the broken human condition.

Rewind 2000 years ago. When Jesus came on the tumultuous political scene, the secular Roman government and the religious legalistic Jewish Pharisees, were having their way unopposed with their leftist agenda. Then Jesus came along and spoke out against the political majority and was also met with the full weight of hell in an attempt to eradicate what was true and right.

Back to the future, the liberal agenda had it’s way for 8 years unabated. And Trump is now the flavor of the week for what is right and meeting the same angry opposition for the same reason - people want to do what they want to do, and naturally they don’t want anyone around who does not condone their beliefs. People want their sin legitimized so they feel better about their chosen lifestyle. This is exactly why you will never see the “Let’s Help Old Ladies Across the Street Club” rioting, because it is right and need not be legitimized.

As not only America, but the world witnesses first hand history repeating before our eyes with the overt pushback of the current president, it reinforces the fact that history teaches us we learn nothing from it. Having said that, yes there is still hope (for those who earnestly seek it), and that hope is not in Trump, or any other politician, nor has it ever been. That hope is is simply stated in Romans 10:9 (for those who earnestly seek it).

By Stephen Frank

We always knew that when push comes to shove, even socialists, radicals and defenders of big government would support quality education over government education. Now, the wife of Facebook founder Zuckerberg is trying to open up a CHARTER SCHOOL in the belly of the beast, San Fran.

“Dr. Priscilla Chan, wife of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, has been in talks with city and school officials to open a charter or alternative public school in San Francisco for nearly a year, the San Francisco Examiner has learned.

The school, modeled after a private school Chan and her husband opened in East Palo Alto last year called The Primary School, would focus on the health and education of at-risk children from before birth through eighth grade and their parents.

The school would be the first expansion of The Primary School and mark yet another endeavor into The City for the couple, who donated $75 million to the newly renamed Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center in 2015.

Note they have already opened a charter school in East Palo Alto. They understand that education is the way out of poverty. East Palo Alto is a minority community where the children get a union controlled education—not an education to prepare them for the future. Glad to see even Socialists realize government is the enemy—maybe they will check their other views?

By Stephen Frank

How safe are you on a BART train? Think those security camera’s are protecting you? Will the transit police come to your rescue? On Saturday night between 40-60 gang members rampaged on a BART train in Oakland. During that time the cops never came—and the BART folks refuse to release the video—claiming the gangsters “looked” like they were under age (what does that matter to the assault and theft victims). Could the real reason be that NO video exists—or that it will show the gang membership was based on race?

“There is a simple solution to this kind of crime: Make sure that BART passengers carry firearms.

If the violent attackers are shot or killed, that would send a message to individuals contemplating crimes to stay away from BART trains and stations.

A similar incident to the one in Oakland occurred on the New York City subway system on December 22, 1984. Subway passenger Bernard Goetz shot four muggers, seriously wounding all of them. Goetz fired five shots.

Nine days after the shooting, Goetz surrendered to police and was charged with attempted murder, assault, and offenses relating to firearms laws.

A jury eventually acquitted Goetz of all charges except one. He was found guilty of carrying an unlicensed firearm and served eight months of a one-year jail sentence.”

But, Goetz and others lived because he was willing to break the law—since the police would not protect him and his fellow passengers. If you do not like the Second Amendment approach to stopping gangs on BART—here is another plan. STOP USING BART. STOP BEING A VICTIM OF AN EXPENSIVE SCAM. It is already losing ridership—you are safer in your car that a BART train that acts like a prison, holding in victims and criminals in a confined space.

tea party greenhut  4 26 17Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Steven Greenhut will be the Special Guest Speaker for their Monday, May 1, 2017 meeting.

Steven Greenhut is the California columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Greenhut formerly was vice president of journalism at the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, where he managed a team of 35 investigative reporters and editors who covered state capitols across the country. He founded CalWatchdog in 2009, which provided Sacramento-based investigative news coverage and he writes regularly for publications including Reason, Human Events, Bloomberg and City Journal. He was senior editorial writer and columnist at the Orange County Register from 1998 to 2009. He is author of the 2009 book, "Plunder! How Public Employee Unions Are Raiding Treasuries, Controlling Our Lives and Bankrupting the Nation" and the 2004 book, "Abuse of Power: How the Government Misuses Eminent Domain." Greenhut played a critical role in launching "Fixing California," a joint project between the U-T and the Franklin Center.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will discuss issues of the day.

The meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online www.SutterButtesTeaParty.org

Judy Mann

For those of you that don’t do Social Media, there has been a lot of talk about Marysville lately about how it’s being forgotten and neglected Hey! Sorry but I must speak out, Time to give credit due to those who do deserve and may I remind you they are all active volunteers...

Thank you! Friends for the Preservation of Yuba County History/Cemetery Volunteers, the Help Ellis Lake Prosper Group, The Focus on Marysville Group and the Red Neck Yacht Club, these are groups that I know that currently and actively today working hard to improve Marysville... Thank you also to groups like Habitat for Humanity, The Veterans Park Group, The Elks Lodge and the Yuba College group that come out regularly to clean up our parks and lake... Don’t forget there's the individual merchant who have given up time to help with different events in the area by sponsoring or donating their time or an item while still running their business. I thank them all! Special Thanks go to The Mary Aaron Museum and the Chinese Community for opening regularly every month their doors up for visitors to see...

Yes! We have hidden "charms" here in Marysville and they should be shared with residents and visitors,, but yet, our biggest charm yet is our "History" yes, I agree some of our historic buildings have been long gone, yes, we have empty lots and store fronts, but people remember "No-One Can DESTROY Our History” it will always travel through time with us, even after we are long gone, only we can make it happen, we have so much documentation that we can share, oh so many stories to be told and photos to share. By sharing we educated, by educating only will our history continue to live.

We must stop blaming the city for faults of property owners who can't maintain the upkeep of their property. We as individuals should come together as a community, think of new ideas and share those ideas. Ideas are great, doing something is even better. So, if we act upon the ideas we can accomplish something.

The groups that I mentioned are the very same groups that are working today to preserve and share our history. Come out and volunteer, join the different organizations, come and support the local events, The Yuba College, Marysville High School, the Kiwanis, The Lions Club, Y-S Arts, Elks Lodge, the Churches, Yuba County Library, Allen Scott Youth Center, and the Marysville Art Club have events year-round, cone out and support these groups and thank them...I guarantee their event’s sponsor a great local cause ... We must work as a community... Wonders seem to happen for the good when we work together... I love the people here... I share, I live and I love the history that Marysville has....

So how can you help? Like I stated before Join a group, volunteer, attend a Council Meeting, write a letter to the editor.... become a living history docent, speak out at town hall meetings, share a bit of history, we want to hear from you...contact anyone of the groups or me, YOU are so "needed"...

Volunteer! Volunteer! Volunteer! My apology if I forgot to mention your group, and to the individuals that I see continuously picking up the trash at Ellis Lake Thank you! Thanks Again to all Volunteers and Supporters. Is Marysville Forgotten I don’t think so...

by Patricia Smith former Community Relations Director Twin Rivers Group

In full disclosure, I worked with Paul Rogers and company A group of greedy carpetbaggers with the help of Paul Rogers, a local cannabusiness owner, have submitted a proposal to the Yuba County Board of Supervisors to approve 140 acres of marijuana cultivation. Jeff Lake, the San Diego attorney and partner of this group (formerly known as the Twin Rivers Group), plans to purchase the Timbuctoo Ranch to grow 40 acres of marijuana.

I’ve heard them plot to corner the markets in Yuba, Sutter, Butte and Colusa Counties by controlling cultivation, processing, manufacturing, distribution and sales, squeezing out the small family farmers who supplement their incomes growing and processing medical marijuana.

To justify this insanely large cultivation, they are promising the county pie-in-the-sky numbers of good paying jobs and up to $6.5 million in taxes and permit fees. The only thing they didn’t include was a free mule. They fail to recognize that most of these jobs already exist even if they are currently underground.

They also fail to take community standards into consideration. How many times have we voted on marijuana cultivation rights already? If the community vetoed 99 plants, why would they accept gardens that could grow 16,000 plants each (400 plants x 40 acres)?

What kind of risk would they be exposing our community to? What would grows this size do to the water supply of nearby neighbors? How could they control the odor from this many plants?

These investors stand to make a king’s ransom and will promise anything to advance their agenda. They believe that the lure of big money will sway enough Supervisors to come on board and we need to watch closely who approves this cockamamie idea. We can raise money for the county without supporting this out-of-control plan.

How? MCRSA AND AUMA (Prop 64) have some good guidelines to follow. They give the County complete latitude to adopt some or all of the license types that will be offered by the state thereby limiting the number and size of grow sites allowed. The sweet spot lies somewhere between a complete ban and full adoption of the recently passed state regulations that allow up to 4 acres of cultivation for the most liberal license type. For starters, every qualified patient should be able to grow 6 plants for their own use (inside or outdoors as long as they are not a public nuisance). This will cut down on demand at a retail level. Selling excess product without a license would still be illegal. Exceeding the six plant limit without a permit would still be subject to the fines already in place.

For those wanting to embrace the retail opportunities now allowed by state law, the county could set up a permitting operation or cede that authority to the State. Fees should be variable according to license type to include opportunities for small farmers. I was pleased to see that the State now allows a micro-business license for small farmers to cultivate, manufacture (without volatile substances), distribute, and sell their product legally to licensed dispensaries - and we now have two in our backyard.

It’s obvious the times have changed. It’s up to us how we adapt. Together, we can find a reasonable solution, but first we have to sideline greedy profiteers who have no concern for this community.

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pict noriega  4 12 17Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter Buttes Tea Party Patriots announced Sinhue Noriega will be the Special Guest Speaker for their Monday, April 17, 2017 meeting.

Where is Common Core today? Mr. Noriega has researched the education system for the past 10 years while teaching. His certificates in language arts, Spanish, ESL, Math, and Science have facilitated insight into the intricacies of the system, and solutions outside mainstream education. He is the author of “If It’s Broken Don’t Fix It” – he exposes the Common Core curriculum and the takeover of education by the government.

Mr. Noriega will be addressing the issues that confront conservatives in today’s confrontational political atmosphere. How does the Common Core fit into the collapse of our freedoms? How was Common Core effective in derailing the system that our founders created to protect our liberties? What can we do to save our constitution? Our forefathers said that the only way our constitution would fail is from within. Once again, we have a very small window of opportunity to act while there is still something left to save.

Don’t forget – Our regular feature In The News with Paul Preston will follow our Special Guest Speaker. Paul will discuss issues of the day.

The meeting will be at the Church of Glad Tidings, 1179 Eager Road, Yuba City. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no membership requirement and no charge. Doors open at 6:00 pm; come early to socialize with like-minded neighbors, enjoy the refreshments, and get a front-row seat.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the Sutter Buttes Tea Party online www.SutterButtesTeaParty.org

James GallagherAssemblyman James Gallagher is guest Speaker

Yuba City, Ca.

The Sutter-Yuba Constitutional Republicans announced Assemblyman James Gallagher, will be their guest speaker at the Monday, April 10, 2017 meeting.

Assemblyman Gallagher will review current legislation of interest to residents of the Sutter-Yuba area. He will also have an update on the condition of the Oroville Dam and the progress of repairs and share the status of proposed future water storage possibilities in our area such as Sites Reservoir.

The Sutter-Yuba Constitutional Republicans will meet in the Sierra Nevada room at the Caltrans District 3 Office Building, 703 “B” Street, Marysville at 6:30 PM.

The Sutter-Yuba Constitutional Republicans (SYCR) is a chapter of the California Impact Republicans (CIR). The California Impact Republicans’ charter was approved by the California Republican Party on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at the CA GOP Convention in Sacramento.

Registered Republicans are invited to attend this meeting and join other conservative Republicans to help turn California red in 2018. We are organized to do what the establishment isn’t doing. Agenda items include possible nominations for new officers and elections of two Directors to the statewide CIR Board of Directors.

Aaron Park, co-founder of the California Impact Republicans, will explain all you want to know about the CIR.

There is currently no cost for SYCR membership. The first Annual Convention of the California Impact Republicans will be April 22, 2017, at Harris Ranch in Coalinga.

Contact Larry Virga at (530) 755-4409.

Visit the SYCR online https://www.facebook.com/sutteryubacir/