[Townhall] Democratic leaders in the New York State Senate are moving to strip Gov. Cuomo (D-NY) of his emergency powers. The move follows news that a federal investigation is currently looking into the governor's coronavirus task force and its abandoned policy of sending covid-infected patients into state nursing homes.
The probe by the U.S. attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York is reportedly in its early stages and focused, at least in part, on the actions of the governor's task force in regards to coronavirus deaths in New York's elderly care facilities, the Times Union reported.
"I have said from the beginning that this is more than a nursing home scandal, this is a criminal coverup corruption scandal at the highest levels of New York State government," Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) said in a statement.
An aide for Gov. Cuomo admitted last week that the Cuomo administration withheld data regarding deaths in New York nursing homes from state lawmakers because the governor's administration purportedly feared how the Trump White House might use such data against the state.
Rep. Stefanik called the probe "an important first step toward justice and accountability for all New Yorkers" and said subsequent action was needed by the state legislature.
"In light of this news, the New York State Legislature must immediately revoke the Governor's emergency powers," the lawmaker wrote. "The State Senate and Assembly should immediately issue subpoenas to the Governor and his senior staff."
[NBC News] - The U.S. attorney in Brooklyn and the FBI have begun a preliminary investigation into the way New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration handled data about Covid-19 nursing home deaths.
After early praise for his leadership when his state became the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, the governor is now dealing with accusations of underreporting nursing home deaths.
In recent weeks, the administration revealed that 15,000 long-term care residents have died, up from the 8,500 previously disclosed.
So @Facebook has blocked access to our website. We are not a news organisation. Australian workers can not now find out about their rights at work via @Facebook. This is disgraceful & needs to be reversed immediately pic.twitter.com/588Qf1JbuD
[Western Journal] Members of the House of Representatives held a hearing Wednesday to consider legislation that would establish a commission to make proposals for reparations to be paid to African-Americans and decide whether a national apology for slavery should be issued.
The hearing before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties comes as President Joe Biden has said multiple times since his inauguration that the United States is systemically racist.
"I think we have to deal with systemic racism that exists throughout society," Biden said at a CNN town hall Tuesday night.
Further, on Sunday, Biden signed an executive order focused in part on combating the "scourge of systemic racism" and the "profound polarization" in the U.S.
Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas, the primary sponsor of H.R. 40, made clear the reparations commission the bill would create is not merely to engage in an academic exercise.
Thank you to the 65M human folks who voted for this wizard and the 15M 'digitals'.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
02/18/2021 12:15 Comments ||
Increasingly clear why they need 7000 troops and an 8 foot fen e with barbed wire. They are jamming all the revolutionary changes through upfront The white supremacy myth and systemic racism claims are the cover for the suppression planned when the counterrevolution erupts. Sound familiar yet?
A teacher asked 3 kids what they needed at home. First kid says a computer. "That's important" said the teacher. The second kid said a television. "That's also important" said the teacher. The third kid said they didn't need anything. The teacher said, "Are you sure? there is nothing you need?" the kid said, "No Dad said now that Joe Biden is President that's the last fucking thing we need".
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
02/18/2021 13:15 Comments ||
Mr Biden: presenter of Anita Hill and detractor of Clarence Thomas wants us to fight systemic recism.
Hearings to consider legislation to establish a commission to make proposals?
Golly. Someone is into process over product. This is to keep African-Americans on the plantation, being very careful not to jeopardize the possibility of future benefits flowing their way.
Because if they meant to actually do it, they’d simultaneously pass the same bill by a bare majority in the House and Senate one morning, reconcile it in the afternoon, pass the reconciled thing the following morning, and have it to President Biden’s desk for his signature promptly at noon on the second day.
[PJ] Joe Biden’s Press Secretary Jen Psaki was asked point-blank about whether Joe Biden would release any sort of statement about the death of Rush Limbaugh, and she didn’t have to circle back to it.
"I can say — I’m not sure if we’ll release a statement from the President. He has spoken to — in the past, to Rush Limbaugh’s sickness and illness at the time. And certainly, you know, he — his condolences go out to the family and the friends of Rush Limbaugh, who have — of course — have lost him today," she said.
What is it the left likes to say? "Keep his name out of your mouth."
This time I agree.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
02/18/2021 5:59 Comments ||
I don't remember "rest in piss" trending in response to any prominent liberal's death. Celebrating death is a left wing thing. On the Right, it is the exception. On the Left, the rule. They are a death cult. And they truly want you to die if you disagree with them. They really do
[Blaxe] A Democratic bill introduced in the House of Representatives this year aims to create a mandatory and publicly accessible registry listing the names of gun owners, how many guns they have, and even where they keep their firearms.
Additionally, the bill, H.R. 127, would ban several types of commonly used ammunition .50 caliber or greater, require gun owners to purchase firearm insurance costing $800 per year, and force those seeking to buy a gun to complete a psychological evaluation and a government training course prior to the purchase.
Should gun owners fail to adhere to the new restrictions, they could face an harsh penalty of 10 years in prison and fines of $50,000 to $150,000.
Sponsored by Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (Texas), the bill is one of the most aggressive attempts yet by progressive lawmakers to curb Americans' Second Amendment rights and is already drawing intense scrutiny from gun rights groups.
"All gun control bills share the same basic goal: a world in which fewer people own firearms," the National Rifle Association wrote about the legislation. "Some bills simply ban certain types of firearms or ammunition outright. Others place obstacles in the path of owning firearms or ammunition to make them more difficult and expensive to obtain, thereby shrinking the market for them ... H.R. 127 combines both failed approaches."
"It bans common types of ammunition and original equipment magazines for most self-defense firearms. And, it makes all firearms more difficult to obtain and possess through a punitive licensing and registration scheme," the group continued.
The beginning of a classic uniparty ploy, propose something frighteningly radical, let it stew and simmer, the. Some softie with “bipartisan “ cover has a compromise that only drifts a partway down the path and gets tagged as a commonsense solution. This is the opening gambit. It needs a sorched earth reply.
[IsraelTimes] Pro-Israel PAC endorses Shontel Brown as some express worry over progressive-left candidate Nina Turner’s critical stance on Jewish state.
The Democratic Majority for Israel political action committee has made an endorsement in a special congressional election in Ohio, a sign of how Israel-related tensions within the Democratic Party ...every time you hear the phrase white people, white supremacy,white anything but paint, you're listening to a Democrat. Ask him/her/it to reimagine something for you; they do that a lot, though not well. They can hear a dog whistle a mile or two away. They invented the spoils system and Tammany Hall, and inspired the addition of the word (Thomas) Nasty to the English language. They want to stop continental drift and repeal the law of unintended side effects... have not abated since the party’s wins in November.
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[WashingtonExaminer] The White House is postponing plans for President Biden to address a joint session of Congress to unveil the second phase of a coronavirus recovery plan as it continues to work on a massive relief bill.
Last month, Biden said he would appear before Congress in February to set out his "Build Back Better" recovery plan.
But on Tuesday, when asked about the timing, his press secretary Jen Psaki said there had never been a plan for him to address a joint session this month.
"We don't know where the Feb. 23 date came from. It's a great mystery," she said during the regular daily briefing.
"I've not Nancy Drewed that one out today, but it was never planned to be in February, and we don't have a date for a joint session at this point," Psaki said....
Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the address would have to wait for the COVID-19 legislation to pass.
"We won't be doing any of that until we pass our COVID bill. That's the first order of business," the California Democrat told reporters at a news conference. Every time Biden talks for more than a few minutes is a gamble for the Dems.
Let me get this straight, because I don't have my Nancy Drew knickers on.
After it passes, Bygone will then attempt to get it passed?
Actually, I would like to hear from the most popular president in history, the greatest orator since Cicero, about passing the most important piece of legislature in the storied past and future of the United States of America, the direction and goal of the next hundred years and beyond.
[EpochTimes] An attorney who represented President Donald Trump during the recent impeachment trial says a law school canceled a civil rights law course he was going to teach and he was suspended from a civil rights lawyer email discussion list.
“I was hoping to teach a civil rights course at a law school in the fall. We’ve been in talks about it, kind of planning it out. I wrote to them and I said, ‘I want you to know, I’m gonna be representing Donald Trump in the impeachment case. I don’t know if that impacts on your decision at all,’” David Schoen, one of the three attorneys who argued before the Senate, told The Epoch Times.
“And they said, you know, they appreciated my writing and, frankly, it would make some students and faculty uncomfortable, so I couldn’t do it.”
Schoen, an Alabama-based lawyer recognized for his civil rights litigation, declined to name the school that canceled his course. He likewise declined to name the legal organization behind the email list that suspended him.
“They actually spent 48 hours discussing this with their board and so on. And they decided that they needed to suspend me from the list,” Schoen said. “It’s a very important one to me. It’s very prominent civil rights lawyers and fine people.”
Schoen delivered an impassioned argument on the first day of the trial for why the Senate didn’t have jurisdiction to try a former president. At the conclusion of his remarks, he appeared to be choking back tears as he read an 1849 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow titled “The Building of the Ship.” Schoen told The Epoch Times that he chose the poem—and the quote from President Abraham Lincoln that preceded it—because he views the days of Lincoln as the closest parallel to the current division in the United States.
Schoen isn’t the only attorney facing repercussions for defending the president.
Attorney Michael van der Veen said vandals broke the windows in his home and defaced the house with graffiti. Van der Veen has had to move his children to a secret location and hire armed guards to protect his home and workplace.
Schoen said that he’s used to threats after decades of practicing civil rights law.
“When I lived in Alabama, I lived behind an electric fence with two German shepherds and I had to carry a gun every place I went. I faced many threats for different kinds of reasons, over the years. But if you let that stop you, I suppose you’re in the wrong business,” Schoen said.
No melting snowflake, he.
During the trial, Schoen spoke to Trump two or three times per day. He said the president was always "very gracious," "very supportive," and "very much appreciated the presentations I made."
Does anyone else see the Irony of being banned from a civil rights class and mailing list for this? They are literally trying to deny someone (Trump) their civil rights with this kind of imtimidation.
I guess some people get more civil rights than others.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.