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Thursday, 21 May 2020 07:59

The Weird Andrew Cuomo Boomlet

 

Usually, when a CEO severely underperforms peers, he or she is fired or handed a gold watch and given a quick retirement party. In the Democratic Party, a rotten performance is a qualification for the presidency.

I'm referring to the bizarre infatuation inside Democratic circles with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as a possible replacement for Joe Biden at the top of the ticket. Democratic operatives are increasingly nervous that the party has tethered itself to a fatally flawed nominee. Cuomo is now heralded as the sure bet to beat President Donald Trump this November.

The love affair began when Cuomo began holding nationally televised addresses on the state of affairs with the coronavirus in the Empire State. The media fawned: He is so eloquent, so smart, so charming, so factual. He is everything, they gushed, that Trump is not.

Except they forgot something. Cuomo has arguably the worst record of any governor in America, and his decade-long tenure as governor has driven the New York economy into a ditch.

No state has lost more people since 2010, the year Cuomo was first elected governor, than New York. More than 1.2 million more people have left the state than have moved there. Its economy might have fizzled as factories, businesses and capital have fled for lower tax climates. Even before the virus, downstate New York started to resemble the Rust Belt state of West Virginia.

The fiscal mismanagement of the state under Cuomo is legendary. New York spends almost twice as much per resident on state and local government services than Florida, even though the two states have roughly the same population size. By most standards, public services at half the cost are better in Florida. New York also has triple the debt burden as Florida.

Democrats seem to love the idea of making America look more like New York, but good luck convincing Middle America of that idea.

Then there is the governor's handling of the health emergency. This supposed stellar governor's policies didn't stop New York from having almost as many deaths as the other 49 states combined. His mishandling of the nursing homes allowed thousands of seniors to die. Two-thirds of the deaths in recent weeks have been in these senior centers. He isolated the seniors, so when they were on their deathbeds, they couldn't be with their loved ones.

Cuomo's most grievous error was keeping the New York subway open even as it became clear these trains were the single largest transmitters of the virus. The Big Apple would soon become the epicenter of the disease.

Still, the drumbeat for a Cuomo candidacy marches on. It is reminiscent of dreams liberals had in the 1980s of another New York governor becoming president: Mario Cuomo, Andrew Cuomo's father. That never panned out, but don't count out the ambitions of the son.

If Cuomo does end up crowbarring Biden out of the picture, the happiest guy in the country will be none other than Trump.

                Stephen Moore

 

On March 24, President Donald Trump said he wanted the country and the economy "opened up and just raring to go by Easter."

Easter came and went. And Trump was mocked for being aspirational and unrealistic. Yet, with Ascension Thursday at hand, 40 days after Easter, the president seems to have been ahead of his time.

The country, as a whole, is, and has been, opening up. Sunday's New York Times reports that, for weeks now, more than two-thirds of the states have been relaxing restrictions as Trump had urged.

The reasons: weariness with the lockdown and sheltering in place, a growing belief that the worst of the pandemic is behind us and undeniably positive news from several fronts in the coronavirus war.

"New Cases in U.S. Slow," ran The New York Times top headline Sunday, adding the cautionary warning, "Posing Risks of Complacency."

The facts suggest a positive trend. The number of newly confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. has been dropping for a month. The number of deaths has fallen from 2,200 a day in April to closer to 1,400 a day in mid-May. Several days last week recorded fewer than 1,000 deaths, an awful toll but a clear improvement over April.

As of Friday, the rate of new cases of the coronavirus was declining in 19 states and rising in only three. New Orleans and Detroit have seen sharp drops. The number of new cases in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island has dropped. New cases in Cass County, Indiana, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where meatpacking plants had seen outbreaks, have declined.

"On eight of the past nine days," said the Times, "there have been fewer deaths announced than there were seven days prior, indicating that the virus toll appears to be easing. More than half of the 24 counties that have recorded the most coronavirus deaths, including Oakland County, Mich., and Hartford County, Conn., are seeing sustained declines."

Still, the thrust of the Times article was about the new crisis we will be courting, should we try to resume normal activities too soon. Do that, says the Times, and we could easily forfeit all the progress we have made.

Message: Social distancing, sheltering in place, wearing masks, working at home -- the practices that broke the back of the pandemic -- should be sustained for those able to do so.

Clearly, the opening in many states has been driven by popular protest and public demand. Crowds have ignored social distancing to demonstrate for an end to the shutdown. Protesters have refused to wear masks and engaged in the time-honored practice since the '60s of civil defiance and disobedience.

The protesters seem to be saying: We deplore the losses and know the risks, but we cannot live our lives behind closed doors in our homes until the elites tell us, as though we were children, when we may go out in the yard.

Hence, the next question we are all likely to confront:

If there is a sudden resurgence of the coronavirus, a second wave, and the media elite and blue state governors demand a new shutdown, a new closure of beaches, parks, shops, restaurants and churches, will the people of this republic comply with those demands or defy them?

Will the nation answer back to the elites: We did that. We sheltered in place. We wore the masks. We socially distanced. We stayed in our homes. We stayed home from work. We have done all we were told to do to contain the virus. But, now, with the shutdown having put 36 million Americans on unemployment and sunk our GDP to Depression-era levels, we're going back to work.

The political divide has already begun to appear.

Among those making the case for ending the shutdown and reopening the country and economy will be Trump, red state governors like Ron DeSantis in Florida and Brian Kemp in Georgia, conservatives in Congress and populists.

The proponents of a second shutdown will be liberal governors and mayors, the mainstream media and the Nancy Pelosi wing of Congress.

It should not go unmentioned that the latter's political interests are best served the longer the shutdown endures and the worse the economic situation on Nov. 3. If the economy has failed to begin a robust recovery by fall, the greater the odds that Joe Biden wins the White House.

Yet, even if the pandemic returns in the fall, the establishment cannot keep the country closed indefinitely.

Prediction: If the people conclude they have done all they can do to mitigate the suffering from a virus they cannot eradicate, they will resist the imposition of another shutdown, and the establishment will have neither the will nor ability to push them back into their homes.

Ultimately, the people will decide when this shutdown ends, and when a plurality so concludes, the elites will be swept aside.

 

Patrick J. Buchanan

 

Last Mother's Day weekend, my family defied government pandemania. We drove out east from Colorado Springs to the tiny town of Calhan for a lovely little hike in the purple-and-gold-hued Paint Mines archeological district. Unmasked, we basked in the sunshine, fresh air and freedom. The park was teeming with moms like me who put family bonding over "social distancing."

We were not alone -- and that was a glorious thing.

There is nothing public health fossil Dr. Anthony Fauci can do or say to stop me from making the best choices for my children's health, sanity and resilience. He appeared before the Senate on Tuesday to heckle states like Colorado not to get back to business -- back to life -- too soon and too quickly. "Needless suffering and death" will occur, he told The New York Times. "I think we better be careful (that) we are not cavalier in thinking that children are completely immune from the deleterious effects," he testified.

Irked by Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul's very necessary reminder that no federal infectious disease bureaucrat is the "end-all" decider of our fate, Fauci warned against reopening schools because children in New York are "presenting with COVID-19 who actually have a very strange inflammatory syndrome, very similar to Kawasaki syndrome."

How dare you accuse us parents of being "cavalier" with our children's health, Fauci, when you are scaring them with dubious, unverified claims connecting a few cases of an alleged mystery pediatric disease to the coronavirus?

How dare you toss around so cavalierly the uncorroborated specter of "Kawasaki syndrome" (a rare but treatable disease) while untold numbers among the 57 million K-12 students suffer from the effects of panic-induced anxiety, depression, phobias and isolation?

Here are some actual facts about Fauci's Kawasaki hype: Peer-reviewed studies over the last several years have identified multiple theories of the inflammatory disease's etiology, including genetic factors, environmental triggers, superantigens, bacterial infections and viruses. A blinded, case-control retrospective study on kids at Children's Hospital in Denver investigating whether one strain of human coronavirus infection was a factor among Kawasaki syndrome patients "failed to demonstrate an association." The Mayo Clinic diseases and conditions information website states that "scientists don't believe the disease is contagious from person to person." Moreover, the Mayo Clinic states: "Kawasaki disease is usually treatable, and most children recover from Kawasaki disease without serious problems."

The truth is that Fauci is misleading American families and educators through arrogant acts of both omission and commission. The Kawasaki lie is not his first or last lie. Before he embraced masks for all, he smugly dismissed the measure in March during a "60 Minutes" interview because it would "make people 'feel' a little bit better, and it might even block a droplet, but it's not providing the perfect protection people think that it is." Now, he says, face coverings must be a "should be a very regular part" of our daily lives

Dutiful reporters ignore the flip-flop, slavishly acting as stenographers for Fauci and the rest of the dishonest "deep state." "Masks are here to stay," The Washington Post Lifestyle section chirped last week. To which I say: Hell, no.

As a responsible parent and citizen, I will not let terror rule my children's lives. I speak from heart-wrenching personal experience over the past five years as my teenage daughter, already battling chronic pain and joint hypermobility requiring multiple surgeries, also suffered from severe clinical OCD that left her unable to do mundane things -- like use a public bathroom, eat out at a restaurant or ride in a crowded vehicle. She lost friends. She fell into depression. Her physical and emotional health deteriorated. She was homebound, helplessly trapped in the worst kind of self-imposed lockdown.

Thanks to a brilliant and effective doctor, she learned to confront her fears instead of cowering from them. She learned that avoiding risks at all costs carries its own unacceptable risks. Every member of my family benefited from embracing the exposure therapy ethos. We cannot hide from germs, people or adversity. My daughter has remained strong in the face of mass hysteria and refused to withdraw from the world -- working, seeing friends and living life.

As Dr. Judy Mikovits, author of "Plague of Corruption" and star of the documentary, "Plandemic," which social media platforms have banned everywhere, "Fear is a very powerful immune-suppressant." By holding our children hostage, federal scare-mongers with vested financial interests and ideological agendas are making our most precious and vulnerable members of the American family sick.

Here in Colorado Springs, two cadets at the Air Force Academy committed suicide while on extreme lockdown.

In Ohio last month, 12-year-old Hayden Hunstable committed suicide after suffering in a "perfect storm" of loneliness under quarantine, his family said. Isolation was a "hidden killer and equally as shocking and horrific as what is happening on the front lines of this disease."

Where is Fauci's concern for these invisible victims of the invisible enemy? He's apparently too busy preparing to jab a new generation of young guinea pigs with his BFF Bill Gates' shots. To which I again say: Hell, no.

Teaching your children to live rationally and fearlessly, through words and deeds, is the most potent vaccine we can give them.

            Michelle Malkin

Gov. Ron DeSantis hinted Thursday he will announce further relaxations of COVID-19 restrictions Friday, including allowing parts of Florida to move into phase two of his reopening plan.

DeSantis lifted his April 1 stay-at-home order two weeks ago, allowing 64 of 67 counties to advance into limited reopening May 4. Bars, movie theaters, gyms and many other businesses remained closed.

Last week, he advanced Palm Beach County into phase one, effective Monday, and allowed barbers, hair stylists and nail salon operators to reopen. On Thursday, he authorized Miami-Dade and Broward counties to move into phase one, beginning Monday.

 

During Thursday's announcement at a Doral news conference, the governor said “stay tuned” for additional relaxations he planned to reveal Friday in Jacksonville.

“Phase two really isn’t that different from what Florida’s done already,” DeSantis said, adding the next stage in relaxing shutdown orders would be “basically about opening up bars and some of those things.”

Gyms are definitely on the “reopen” agenda.

“It’s important for people to go to the gym and exercise," DeSantis said. "Most of the people with infections (are) tied to obesity. So clearly we have an announcement tomorrow that’s going to encompass the gym.”

DeSantis did not address lifting the visitation ban at nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nor did he discuss allowing vacation rentals to resume. He did extend his suspension on evictions and foreclosures through June 2.

His order suspended all statutes “providing for a mortgage foreclosure cause of action.” For evictions, the order said tenants may not be removed for nonpayment, indicating other types of evictions can proceed.

Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities have been off-limits to visitors since March 14, a precaution DeSantis claimed limited the number of cases and deaths among residents most vulnerable to COVID-19.

“My view has been that I want to get to ‘yes’ on that,” DeSantis said Wednesday. “I just want to be able to know that we have procedures in place that if someone goes to visit their mother, that two weeks later we are not going to have 50 infections roil a nursing home or a long-term care facility.”

 

The governor said there is no timetable for getting to “ 'yes' on that,” with caution still the primary factor guiding his decision-making process.

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has established a long-term care report that charts COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As of Wednesday, 482 of 3,800 Florida nursing homes and assisted living facilities reported 1,604 COVID-19-positive residents and 1,804 positive staff members.

According to DOH, the 1,604 who have tested COVID-19 positive represents 1.1 percent of 147,144 long-term care residents statewide.

The number of deaths among nursing home and assisted living facility residents, however, accounts for about 40 percent of state fatalities attributed to the disease.

DOH has a separate report that updates nursing home and assisted living facility COVID-19 deaths weekly. As of the last update Wednesday, it listed 776 residents among the state’s 1,875 COVID-19 deaths.

Meanwhile, Florida House Panhandle Republicans have called on DeSantis to lift his order prohibiting vacation rentals.

“Our hotels, motels, inns, and resorts are reopening while vacation rentals are singled out,” lawmakers wrote in a letter to the governor. “They employ and directly impact so many in this region, yet will be unable to handle a second consecutive month with zero income.”

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, who represents the Panhandle in Congress, called on DeSantis to lift the vacation rental freeze in a press conference earlier this month.

“In northwest Florida, we don’t have a 500-key hotel room every 1,000 feet,” Gaetz said.

The Re-Open Florida Task Force report, which laid out a three-phase “road map” for the state’s post-COVID-19 economic recovery, recommended vacation rentals could open to only Florida residents in phase two and to any comers in phase three.

John Haughey
The Center Square
 
Thursday, 14 May 2020 19:31

The Right Side: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER!

These are exurbs from  Art Voice Columns dated back to 7-16-18…we wrote…“It didn’t take me long to figure out what exactly Peter Strzok is made out of, what his motives were and why he did what he did. All I did was watch him and listen to what he said.”

“About 2 years ago,(that’s 2016 !) when I first started getting bits and pieces of the Clinton investigations, personal email server and email cases, I could not believe the inept, unprofessional way the investigation was being conducted. I wrote numerous columns for the Niagara Falls Reporter, stating that these cases were being run by someone who either has no criminal experience, or is intentionally trying to sabotage the cases, noting the granting of immunity to subjects without a sitting Grand Jury or GJ testimony, the lack of search warrants on Clinton staff members whose emails demanded searches into personal computers(REMEMBER WHAT THEY LATER FOUND ON HUMA ABEDINE’S, EX-CON, HUSBAND’S COMPUTOR?) and “hard “ interviews, subpoenas that were ignored by the freaking person who set up the entire personal email offsite computer —WITH NO RECOURSE! —and, many other blatant protocol lapses. Without any idea who was directing the Clinton cases, I never heard the names Strzok or McCabe, but knew that something was extremely amiss!”

“About Peter Strzok, I know as much about him as you do and that is almost nothing, except that I know what he should have done and should not have done, as an FBI Agent.”

“In my opinion, Peter Strzok never worked any criminal cases of substance and probably never brought a violent criminal case from unsolved to solved with arrests, search warrants, arrest warrants, Grand Jury, hearings, discovery, forensic evidence examination, trial, convictions and sentence — all the things that go to teach an Agent that you can’t create evidence, hide evidence, “salt” interviews, withhold critical information in an affidavit for ANY search and seizure, or overhear warrant applications, interview subjects in front of other subjects and attorneys and witnesses! NO criminal FBI Agent would do the corrupt things Strzok did, nor would an experienced agent do what he did even if ordered by a higher authority”.

“In my opinion, Peter Strzok fabricated a Russian Counter Intelligence Investigation, mislead the FISA Court , obtained overhear warrants on a US private Citizen without sufficient probable cause to obtain a legal wire tap warrant and did his best, as a sworn official of the highest law enforcement agency in the country, to sabotage a presidential election and taint the biggest criminal investigation of an U.S. Official in U.S. history, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.”

“The evidence against him is overwhelming. Hillary Clinton “bought” the DNC, nine months BEFORE the Democrat National Convention, and, by a signed contract, took total and complete control of all the money collected by the DNC and complete control of the spending thereof!”

More from 2018… “Strzok says he was the Number One FBI Agent in charge of Foreign Counter Intelligence in the United States for the FBI and supervised every counter intelligence investigation in the FBI. That, folks, is a very scary thought because this guy had the time to send some 30-50,000 texts in a year, or over 600 per week, or 120 per day, with many of them personal, and sent to and from his lover Lisa Page. He also says he was lead Agent on both the Clinton email case AND the Collusion case until Mueller fired him. I believe that Strzok did initiate the Carter Page, Russian collusion investigation and was instrumental in the FISA court warrants.”

“I can tell you from my experience, Peter Strzok  (or 007 as I think he believes he is) could not possibly supervise the nation’s counter intelligence cases, the Hillary email cases, the Russian Carter Page case when, as an Agent, he couldn’t find his own ass with his own two hands. A first office agent could have “made” the email case. It is a prima facie case, dripping with paper trails!”

“He intentionally kept Hillary’s name out of the case Title as the Subject. I’d like to know how the hell he managed to do that! Strzok sabotaged the Clinton case, no doubt!”

“Now, here we have a brand new FBI Director (Wray) who knows nothing about this FBI, from within, except for what those around him tell him. Who were they, McCabe and Strzok and those hired by Strzok and McCabe? Sure, McCabe was fired, but not by Wray! Why not? Why the hell wasn’t Strzok fired? Why do some of these people still have security clearances?”

Also from Art voice July 2018… “Here we sit, after Congressional Investigations by committee, half-ass investigations by corrupt FBI top executives under the guise of official FBI Criminal Investigations, , Investigations by a Special Prosecutor  Mueller, investigations by the IG, Horowitz, Investigations by the Senate Intelligence Committee, and what do we have …nothing! Just what we predicted!”

“I will repeat myself until the President acts. There is only one way to resolve all these complex, criminal cases and that is by full blown FBI investigations, led by FBI Field Offices, experienced criminal Agents and committed AUSA’s…period! There are no other ways to prosecute the likes of Clinton, John Brennan, James Clapper, Rod Rosenstein, McCabe, Strzok Page and on and on.

You must have Grand Jury Subpoena power, a legit criminal violation of substance and committed Agents. We have all of the above…but no leadership.”

“The FISA court debacle is the substantive violation that opens the doors to everything. If the President can satisfy himself, by examining the FISA court documents himself, that the FISA courts were illegally mislead, deceived or otherwise maneuvered into issuing wiretaps on US Citizen Carter Page or anyone else, he has the full power to order FBI Director Wray and AG Sessions to open criminal cases on all the afore mentioned DOJ employees who were involved.”

“The cases are easy to prove. The paper trail is voluminous. None of the FISA court Judges will lie like Brennan, Clapper, Powers, Clinton, Strzok, et al, did. The Judges  have nothing to hide! They were victims…used and abused by Obama and his black ops band of liars, cheats and thieves, in my opinion.”

“Good Agents will have all of those tough guys involved, like Brennan and Clapper, peeing their pants trying to “make a deal” when they realize that real lawmen are knocking on their doors, searching their underwear drawers and the jig is up!”

“The penalties for violating Citizen’s Civil Rights are substantial, and carry both civil as well as criminal penalties and treason carries capital punishment…DEATH…are you listening Brennan? You could meet Allah sooner than you think!”

“Once the President is convinced that these “people” used and abused the FISA courts to wire tap hundreds of innocent Americans, he has no choice but to act. If Sessions or anyone else refuses, fire them on the spot and name temporary replacements and move forward but stop allowing all this fumbling around…nothing is being accomplished and statutes of limitation are running!”

“No IG, no Special Prosecutor, no Congressional Intelligence Committee, no Senate or other Intelligence committee will accomplish ANYTHING! They have all shown us that much.”

“An FBI Investigation is the only way and tell Chris Wray to stay out of the way! I am sick and tired of him trying to show how loyal he is to a “lost cause”. Give it up Mr Director…the FBI has been the best law enforcement Agency in the world but needs “fixing” not Bull Shit praising and protection. James Comey screwed the FBI into the ground with his corrupt actions and 007 wannabe Agents who followed him blindly.”

“It’s time to fix the FBI, Mr. Director (Wray),and  not try to protect it! Give up what Congress wants unless you are willing to open the cases the President must order you to open! The FBI doesn’t need a “protector” it needs a “J Edgar Hoover” ass kicking to rid itself of the garbage Agents it cultured under James Comey and bring these corrupt current and former politicians, FBI Agents, DOJ prosecutors to Justice.”(End of quotes from columns years ago)!

I also urged the President not to make Jeff Sessions AG, nor Chris Wray FBI Director….I said fire every single Obama appointee starting with Sally Yates and the Civil Rights Section of DOJ .Would you make someone with no Military experience a General or no law enforcement experience a Chief or Sherriff?  C’mon man! Just because a guy is a good Judge doesn’t mean he knows law enforcement. Interpreting the law and enforcing it are like night and day! Start listening!

So Mr Attorney General Barr…how about it? Here we are years later and nothing…nobody has been indicted or convicted except innocent people, like General Flynn AND …an innocent President has been impeached… all because of the non- existent actions of the Attorney Generals and their DOJs…Sessions and now you!

 Sessions did nothing and I know he read my columns. Fact is …I urged the President to fire McCabe before his 50th birth date to toll his $140,000 per year pension until he turned 65. That’s quite a fine…$2.1 million dollars…much worse than he would get if convicted. I recommended “that” in order to flip McCabe as he would give up Comey…Comey would have given up both AG Lynch, Brennan, Clapper, Rosenstein and the prize , Hussein Obama himself! What did Sessions do…? Nothing! A deal could have included the President returning the pension!

So you have seen for yourself, Mr Attorney General Barr, how they created evidence, conspired to convict General Flynn and many others…to get the President…and how unbelievably corrupt Comey , McCabe and Strzok are.

No FBI Agents I ever knew or YOU ever knew, would have EVER created the cases these heroes created, sabotaged, obstructed and why? To defeat a presidential candidate, and when that failed, to impeach to unseat him, the “insurance policy”, the phony Russia probe…that’s what Strzok created…all under James Comey’s and McCabes’directions!!

If that isn’t a whole box full of crimes (Treason?)

Mr AG…what the hell is?

Get these criminals before the Grand Jury…

Mr AG, act, NOW!

gary small

J. Gary DiLaura

retired FBI

Thursday, 14 May 2020 11:47

Why This President? Why Now?

Why is a billionaire from New York who came down from an escalator who is three times married and twice divorced the most pro-life president in history, why is it that it took a billionaire from New York who formerly a Planned Parenthood donating Democrat to put Gorsuch and Kavanaugh  and  200 2nd Court judges on the Supreme Court, why is it that a guy that never served before American politics is able to renegotiate NAFTA get out of the WTO ... tell the WHO to go pound sand ,tell the UN to go pound sand, renegotiate NATO altogether, get us out of the JCPOA, make sure those billions of dollars we sent to Iran are not going there anymore, move the embassy to Jerusalem, recognized the Golan Heights, deregulate the American economy, make us energy independent,  finally build the wall ......

Why is it that that guy did it?  It's because every single the person that preceded him besides President Reagan, was part of the problem or they were part of the very same community of people that were Ivy league-educated, said one thing and did another,  were part of the ruling class that protected the agency,  protected the bureau,  protected the DOJ and as long as you said the right things and kept the deficits going.... raise the taxes deteriorated the Industrial base, boosted Wall Street profits, kept the boarders wide open so we can have foreign nationals domiciling in our country that do not share our values,  eventually get benefits, their kids can vote against our own values....  then things will be just fine !!!

Why is it that this guy is different ???

Because unlike any other president he could have been in the ruling class .... he said no thanks... He had enough money to be on the ruling class... he's got more money than James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok.... his lover Lisa Page and the person who probably publish his book combined and multiplied by100 .... He's 

 the only President in modern history to have his own plane and actually go to probably a smaller plane when he becomes President of the United States...  the only president that was a bestselling author, number one TV show in The Apprentice on NBC, in every single rap song, was glamorize....  President Barack Obama said the American dream is to be what? is to be Donald Trump ... that's what he said the American dream was!

Why is it that this guy is all of a sudden the populist chair?  he supposed to part of the ruling class!   Because he is a Defector from it .... he was in the dinners, he was in the cocktail parties,  he heard the language, he heard the content that the ruling class, the Wall Street financiers, the Washington DC lobbyist  and the Silicon Valley Elite that he had to be around.... he knew the contempt they had for the plumber, electrician, the Carpenter, the bricklayer, the person building very same building that he was financing.

So he took the woman rank mentality, the philosophy that built that woman rank quicker and better than anyone could have imagined, despite the New York City bureaucracy and the municipal burdensome rules and said I'm going to bring this to Washington DC and I'm actually do something a politician has never done before....  I'm going to tell you the truth no matter how brutal and honest it is and I'm going to do what I say I'm going to do

From the time he went down the escalator he was the only person running for that talked about China and immigration.... the two issues that are most affecting our country now .... how was this possible? cuz he listened the very people the ruling class hated!

He would walk a job site and he'd ask them... what what's on your mind?  "man I'm really worried that we're getting taken over by China, I'm really worried that we're letting too many people in this country, I'm worried I can't pay for healthcare" 

He internalize it, that's what a populist is...someone who listens to the people!

So what makes President Trump different? This is the president who didn't need his job, this is the only present American history who's going to be poorer after becoming president then before,   he's not going to sign a book deal big enough to possibly make up for the gains. 

His son investigated by every single authority imaginable from Bob Mueller to the house intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, to the Federal Bureau of Investigations, after being set up for that very same meeting. 

His business audited and currently under criminal investigation by the New York attorney general for no reason and no grounding for evidence.

His other son Eric Trump, his charity gets shut down for self-dealings despite no evidence at all... he just wants to give treatment to cancer kids.... St. Jude's hospital.

His eleven-year-old son under constant and daily attacks for just existing as a teenager or 12 or 13 year old in this society...how dare he live!

He's the only person that would be more damage materially, philosophically and morally..... every other president ends up better on the back at the end, they end up being able to write the stoic journal/drama,  being better respected. 

This guy is a vessel for us, a vessel for those of us that have nothing but resentment for the kingdom of Washington DC.

Charlie Kirk

With at least 656 nursing home and long-term care residents among the 1,779 who have died from COVID-19 in Florida, the state is mandating continuous testing for 200,000 staff members who work in the facilities.

The Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) issued emergency orders this week that require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to permit Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials into their buildings for infection control and to conduct COVID-19 testing of residents and staff.

According to ACHA’s order, “When the department enters the buildings, the nursing homes and assisted living facilities will need to require staff members to submit to tests” and make those who are off duty “available” for testing.

 

Failure to comply could result in license revocations, suspensions and fines, ACHA said.

“The challenge we face is mitigating and containing the spread of this deadly virus in our long-term care facilities,” ACHA Secretary Mary Mayhew said in a statement. “To guard against the rapid spread of COVID-19, I am issuing emergency rules for our nursing homes and assisted living facilities requiring that every facility allow access to the DOH or their authorized representative for mandatory testing for all facility staff. These rules will also require every facility to allow access to the DOH or its authorized representative for infection prevention and control purposes.”

DOH has established a COVID in LTC daily update webpage that charts COVID-19 cases in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As of Tuesday, 482 of 3,800 Florida nursing home and assisted living facilities reported 1,667 positive residents and 1,738 positive staff members. Another 1,848 positive residents have been transferred.

According to DOH, the 1,667 who have tested positive represents 1.1 percent of 147,204 nursing home and assisted living facilities residents statewide.

The number of deaths among nursing home and assisted living facilities residents, however, accounts for about 40 percent of state fatalities attributed to the disease.

DOH has a separate document that updates COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes and assisted living facilities weekly. As of the last update May 9, it listed 656 residents, eight employees and one person of “unknown status” among the dead.

 

Seminole Pavilion Rehabilitation & Nursing Services in Pinellas County, with 22 residents and one staff member dying from the disease, listed the most. Three others – Braden River Rehabilitation Center in Manatee County, Highlands Lake Center in Polk and Suwannee Health and Rehabilitation Center in Suwannee – reported 18 deaths, and at least six others reported at least 10 deaths.

Gov. Ron DeSantis banned nursing home and assisted living facility visitations in late March, but the state has encouraged – not required – the facilities to screen employees when they report to work, until this week.

Among other measures taken to protect nursing home and assisted living facility residents are deployments of 50 four-member National Guard strike teams and an RV with a lab capacity of conducting 3,500 45-minute tests a week.

DOH's dashboard reported Tuesday afternoon that 41,923 people in the state had tested positive for COVID-19, with 7,418 hospitalized and 1,779 dead from the disease.

The numbers reflect an increase of 9,193 new cases, 1,819 hospitalizations and 615 deaths since May 1.

New cases continue to demonstrate a roller-coaster pattern with 650 new cases reported on Monday, 398 on Sunday, 707 on Saturday, 783 on Friday and 353 on Thursday.

DOH reported 580,316 people had been tested statewide through Sunday, an increase of 79,736 over the past four days, with an overall 7.2 percent positivity ratio.

Positivity ratio of test results is a key indicator in DeSantis’ three-phase reopening plan, which will gauge progress in slowing the disease’s spread by declining percentages, not declining case counts.

 

John Haughey

The Center Square

This is exactly what the global dictators have dreamed of. They have taken full advantage and used their mass media once again to create fear and hysteria. They have successfully gotten the lower masses of humanity, as they look upon us,   accepting that they must be treated like cattle for their own sake for their own survival that there's no other option than for Big Brother to take charge of the masses of adults who are too stupid to take responsibility for themselves and make their own decisions based on their own research and cognitive abilities.

 

That's the whole purpose of the handling of this disease, to move the masses further towards collectivism; towards the willing relinquishment of free movement, personal responsibility and thinking, in favor of easily accepting whatever figurative pill BIG BROTHER WANTS TO SHOVE DOWN THEIR THROAT!  

 

Life and liberty destroying decisions are made by AUTHORITY based on ignorance/fear and then FORCED upon the rest of us.

 

THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED!!! We have crossed a TERRIBLE LINE, set awful HUMAN RIGHTS KILLING PRECEDENTS.

 

NOW YOU HAVE PEOPLE WILLING TO HAVE BIG BROTHER TELL them what to do, how to think, how to behave AND THE SHEEPLE LOVE IT! They are CLAMORING FOR MORE DIRECTION, HAVING LOST THE INTESTINAL FORTITUDE TO DO FOR THEMSELVES.   OH GREAT LEADERS PRAY WHAT MAY WE DO TODAY?

 

Napoleon and Hitler could only dream, no they couldn't dream of this it's beyond what they could have imagined. But oh how they could have wished for it, new subjects willingly OBEDIENT without ever having to fire a shot.

 

To have billions of people actually begging for the BIG BROTHER AUTHORITY OF GLOBAL GOVERNMENTS RUN AND OWNED BY THE MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS to rip their basic human rights and their fortunes away from them and tell them what to do.

 

It's a shame that humanity has sunk into such depths of spinelessness.

 

There once was a country, the United States of America where the majority of the people were not like that.

 

I am saddened to see her dying after the great sacrifices made by her founders and by people who believed in her like the immigrants who came here for her promises of freedom, Hope, an opportunity to THEMSELVES CREATE a better life through PERSONAL ENDEAVOR AND RESPONSIBILITY IN A SOCIETY WHERE THEY WERE FREE TO PURSUE THEIR OWN IDEAS OF HAPPINESS. The key words in all this being "FREEDOM, PERSONAL ENDEAVOR".

 

Even those brought here against their will, how saddened must be the long gone black Africans who were torn violently from their homelands to lose their cultures, their loved ones, their freedoms, their very lives . Yet survivors were so strong, so heroic that they could rise up and make major contributions as Free proud people in this country despite conditions here being so against them. Against all indications to the contrary, they still believed in the founding principles and had hope that they could Take that freedom and they did! They never gave up, but then too many of them were beaten down and told over and over again for many generations that they were victims and could not do for themselves, that Big White Brother would help and too many swallowed that pill to their current degradation, but that's another sad story. Yet still how Noble our forbears from many lands.

 

How disappointed they must be to see our decadence and weakness of their descendants. Our spirit has been diluted by lack of gratitude and ignorance of what we were privileged enough to have been born in to; by an education that no longer teaches the principles upon which this country was founded, by a culture that embraces victimhood instead of Independence and personal power.

 

Some call it a "corporatacracy" that we live in now versus the old monarchies/feudal systems because even the people that we elect to represent us and our interests are more beholden to the corporations that insidiously push their agendas upon governments across the globe.

 

It is the Specter of Genghis Khan, Stalin etc down through the ages of humanity the small minority that is defective and is our enemy. It is that ancient spirit of conquest and suppression that has ever sought to have full power over the rest of us. That force is now succeeding on a global scale as we sit with full bellies watching our television sets.

 

We, in the U.S., who have come so far having tasted freedom and the luxuries it brings, having the most to lose. We who were the hope of the people of Earth now spiritually weak, sniveling brats selling out the people of Earth by being ignorant of and ungrateful for what we have here.

                      

We owe it to Earth's People to stand up and save what still remains of our founding hopes and dreams.

 

Seek your own truth!

 

It is so much easier today with the internet although not so easy as continuing to open wide your gullet to swallow the propaganda and sound bites of the suppressive merchants of chaos.

 

"Doc"

Saturday, 09 May 2020 09:25

Is It Time for a Revolution?

It was General George Washington who said, "If you want peace, prepare for war."

               

It's time for America's business owners to fight back against a tyrannical government. Some might call that a revolution. But in this case, I'm talking about a war fought in the courts. I'm talking about a legal battle. It's time for lawsuits -- lots of them.

               

It's time to defend our civil rights. It's time to defend our property rights. It's time to make tyrant governors understand this isn't a dictatorship and we're not their serfs.

               

First an important question about the coronavirus. I am impressed with how smart COVID-19 is. It appears to be the smartest virus of all time. Apparently, it doesn't infect us at Costco, Walmart, supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, hardware stores or any big business deemed "essential" by government. But it will infect us at hair salons, nail salons, restaurants, bars, clothing stores and any other small business deemed "nonessential" by government.

               

Is the virus that smart? How does it know the difference?

               

And have Costco employees found the holy grail? Are they immune around crowds of shoppers while the coronavirus is kryptonite to all other employees and shoppers at all other businesses? Why can't every small business open up if it follows the exact same guidelines as Costco?

               

Something is wrong, folks. None of this makes sense. Does it?

               

This can't be just about a virus. If it were, we'd all play by the same rules, right? It sure seems someone is using a real deadly pandemic as an excuse to inflict terrible damage and financial death upon 30 million small-business owners, entrepreneurs and independent contractors in America (not to mention their employees).

               

And it just so happens that big chain stores, big chain restaurants and billion-dollar businesses (including the Los Angeles Lakers and giant hotel chains) qualify for small-business emergency loans, while 99% of the mom-and-pop businesses I personally know haven't gotten a dime, have been rejected for Small Business Administration loans or have gotten a measly $1,000. Don't spend it all at once.

               

As long as I'm telling you about things that make no sense, is it possible that in our United States of America, government can tell small-business owners they have no rights; can't open for business; don't have a right to feed their family; and will be forced to lose everything they've worked their whole life to build?

               

(SET ITAL) Is that possible? (END ITAL)

               

Even if you comply with the exact same guidelines of big business and big-box retailers like Costco? They can remain open, but you can't?

               

And if you try to open your business, (SET ITAL) you'll be arrested (END ITAL). Because business owners making decisions about their own property are now criminals. Really?

               

But at the same time, that government that persecutes business owners runs a scam called sanctuary cities. That same government allows illegal aliens (i.e. (SET ITAL) real (END ITAL) criminals) to walk free; protects them; actually takes taxpayer money from you and me and gives them welfare, food stamps, housing allowances, free health care, free education and tax refunds from the IRS, even though they pay no taxes.

               

(SET ITAL) Is that possible? (END ITAL)

               

And, of course, this same government that wants to prosecute taxpaying business owners and mothers playing on swings with their children refuses to hand illegal-alien murderers and rapists over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement for deportation.

               

Does any of this make sense to you?

               

Because if all of this is true, it may be time for a revolution. But I want to avoid bloodshed. I want to avoid civil war. I want this revolution to be peaceful. So, as a last resort, I suggest it is time for massive class action lawsuits. It's time for the Supreme Court to protect us from our own government.

               

It's time for every small-business owner in America who has been shut down by government, denied civil and human rights, denied a right to earn a living, denied a right to feed their children, denied the right to make their own decisions with their own property to go to court.

               

It's time to prove the U.S. Constitution still exists, that it's not just a piece of paper to be shredded each time government feels like it. Yes, it's time to go to war with our own government. But I'm hoping it's just a legal war to be decided in court.

               

And after we win back our freedoms, win back our right to earn a living and protect the U.S. Constitution -- after all that, I have important advice for President Donald Trump: Don't bail out any state or city with a dime of our taxpayer money unless it agrees to forever end sanctuary cities, to stop using taxpayer money to hand billions of dollars in handouts to people in this country illegally and to stop shielding illegal-alien felons from deportation.

Until then, give state governments the same answer they're giving right now to every small-business owner and independent contractor in America. ...

Let them eat cake.

 

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If it acts, the Free World has the opportunity to condemn another communist dictatorship to Karl Marx's dustbin of history and avoid a war with a totalitarian superpower circa 2035. 

The Chinese Communist Party knows the COVID-19/Wuhan virus pandemic has exposed its imperial war to conquer the world, so it is frantically engaged in psychological and political damage control.

Why? The strategic exposure (a cruel pun) of Beijing's goal occurs at least 10 years too early. If the CCP and Emperor/President/Dictator Xi Jinping just had another decade of gross domestic product growth; of military modernization; of intellectual property theft; of trade rigging; of bribing crooked EU and American politicians and Ivy League academics; of stroking elite U.S. media; of narrative warfare crafted to undermine democracy and erode free speech -- with another 10 to 15 years of unrestricted "all lines of operation" warfare, China could hogtie America and have the military power to dominate Asia and the western Pacific.

If the CCP were to achieve strategic diplomatic, information, military and economic (DIME) power superiority in Asia, the nefarious economic, media, political, academic and cultural lines of operation camouflaging the strategic expansion could be dropped.

Unfortunately, the Wuhan pandemic imperils the CCP's strategic plan to dominate the globe. Yes, call it the Wuhan pandemic. Damn Obama administration toady Ben Rhodes, who, hair on fire, condemns the moniker as racist. Rhodes is a Beltway clerk with heavy political baggage.

Ebola virus? The Ebola is a river in the Congo. Old Lyme (Lyme disease) is in Connecticut. Rhodes spews CCP narrative warfare tropes. That's not slander; that's fact. The disease plaguing us originated in the mainland Chinese city of Wuhan. It's an origin, not an ethnic slur.

Rhodes gives us as an instructive example of a CCP narrative warfare scheme designed to sow doubt and discord. COVID-19 is an anodyne, antiseptic and distanced name -- narrative warfare camouflage, or a distraction to buy time and avoid consequences. Wuhan identifies the perpetrator. The CCP knows anti-Chinese communist sentiment is at its highest level since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.

Which exposes another weakness: The CCP faces discord in China, for the Chinese people know who ordered Tiananmen.

The Daily Telegraph in Australia has published an article based on a 15-page analysis documenting the CCP's Wuhan virus lies. My summary: China's government covered up the virus "by silencing" or "disappearing doctors ... destroying evidence ... and refusing to provide live samples to international scientists" developing vaccines. Bottom-line evil: The CCP knowingly endangered other countries.

The Telegraph report supports U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's ABC News interview during which he said "enormous evidence" exists the pandemic began in a Wuhan bio lab. He added, "China has a history of infecting the world, and they have a history of running substandard laboratories."

Pompeo did not call the virus a bio weapon -- that is, a manmade virus. Incompetence and stupidity by lab personnel likely spread the pathogen.

However, that charge alone undermines the CCP narrative that its system is superior to all others on planet Earth.

The CCP leadership lied about the virus, denied the outbreak and, failing, let it infect the world. CCP calculation: Every other nation must suffer the medical and economic consequences so China's imperial plan does not suffer a serious setback.

Miscalculation: The pandemic has wreaked global, war-level havoc, but the CCP's lie has been exposed.

The world must make the CCP pay. The operational trade advantages and intellectual property theft schemes mainland China has exploited since 1978, and definitely since it joined the World Trade Organization in December 2001, must be closed. Mainland Chinese corporations ultimately serve CCP interests, serving as intelligence and economic assets both domestically and internationally. Beijing changed China's economic structure to comply with WTO requirements. However, the Wuhan virus crisis makes it clear the CCP didn't change.

So penalize Beijing. Do it for global peace circa 2035.

 

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