[NYPOST] Three House Democrats, including a former 2020 hopeful and a member of "The Squad," have self-quarantined after developing symptoms of coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) and Katie Bat Girl Porter ...Dem law professor, attorney and politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Caliphornia, an impregnable bastion of the Democratic Party,'s 45th congressional district (Orange County) since 2019. Katie takes her job and her personal dignity so seriously she once showed up for a committee hearing dressed as Batman.... (D-Calif.) each announced on Wednesday that they were cautiously remaining at home while monitoring their symptoms for the rapidly spreading virus, which has already appeared in one House Republican and one House Democrat.
Moulton, a veteran who ran an unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination, wrote in a Facebook post that he and his wife had developed symptoms of the virus and consulted his primary health provider, the VA, and Congress’ attending physician, Dr. Brian Monahan.
Moulton wrote that despite being "symptomatic" with a low-grade fever and chest tightness, he and his wife were told they did not qualify for testing because "the symptoms are minor and a test would not change [their] treatment protocol."
"As a result, and out of an abundance of caution, I will follow my doctors’ direction and continue to stay home and self-quarantine until I hit seven days after my symptoms started to improve and I do not have a fever for 72 hours," he wrote.
Stupid congress could set up teleconferences a long time ago. It being a dysfunctional organization does not anticipate or plan. They don’t do sh!f. Er sh!t. And these people have the authority to spend trillions.
Posted by: Alaska Paul ||
03/27/2020 11:50 Comments ||
Ref #4: Teleconference from Omaha?
That would put 'K Street lobbyist' and D.C. working girls & boys at a distinct disadvantage.
[LI] To no one’s surprise, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi has already tried to take credit for the bill.
There are many problems with Pelosi’s short statement. You could call the bill passed a workers-first bill compared to the monstrosity she proposed.
Some of the pork Pelosi put in her bill made it into the final version. What does the Kennedy Center have to do with coronavirus? It received $25 million in the bill. Both Democrats and Republicans supported that portion.
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (PBS and NPR) will get $75 million.
Pelosi’s bill also contained bailouts for the post office, almost everything the Democrats want to change about voting, federal employee collective bargaining, requiring airlines to offset their carbon emissions, forcing companies to have a diverse corporate board, etc.
Pelosi’s bill also contained bailouts for the post office, almost everything the Democrats want to change about voting, federal employee collective bargaining, requiring airlines to offset their carbon emissions, forcing companies to have a diverse corporate board, etc
[PJMedia] Biden's latest "plan" sounds very Sanders-esque. Or perhaps he means to echo Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) - one of the presumptive nominee's likely running mates.
"We've gotta act now to keep the doors open for small businesses on Main Street. It's simple: The government provides the guarantees; the banks have to move the loans out fast. If they won't, we need a financial version of the Defense Production Act to make it happen," the ex-veep tweeted. If you like your 401k and CDs you can keep 'em - financial version.
Voted funds do not always get spent, assuming the House actually passes the exact same thing —House Speaker Pelosi only promised to put the thing before the membership for a vote today, she did not promise it would be passed.
Sausage, indeed. At least they're no longer giving the store away, like Boehner did bending over 100% for Obama with the 2012 federal budget. That was the point I finally and fully realized that Republicans are the Beltway Party and was offering up only token opposition, and even that was too infrequent.
Then again, it helps a lot to have Trump and a 'Pub Senate. I still maintain no bill would've been better, definitely better in the long run, but next to nobody seems to gives a rat's ass about continuing to print money and spend it like Keith Richards buying blow in the 1970's.
Once the vote passes the GOP should put forth another law that says money appropriated for x and y should be used instead for Z (a readiness package for the next pandemic, foreign aid geared to fight Corona, something like that). Make Z something nobody could possibly say no to and at least the money goes to a good place, Dems look bad, and the recovery money is out there circulating in the meantime.
Come Nov the Pub's better adopt a twist on the Democrap's " a crisis is a terrible thing to waste" with "a landslide is a terrible thing to waste" and do a CTRL-ALT-DEL on all the extra curricular Bravo Sierra in all these CV19 bills....
Since we are presently keeping out or should be keeping out refugees and immigrants, what do they need the $350 mil for? If they are already here, they probably ought to get medical care just to halt the spread of the virus.
Given that everyone that is non-essential is home, spending anything will take a while. A lot can stay for long while before they're missed and probably cheaper for all of us if they do. Incrementally bring back the bureaucracy ("its for the children old folks"). Meanwhile, if Nancy loses the House in November, anything not executed can be clawed back.
[NYPOST] While doctors fretted about the city’s capacity to treat the growing number of victims, Mayor Bill de Blasio tended to such important matters as whether bicycle-repair shops should be counted as essential services, and gratuitously bashing the president on CNN.
His fecklessness forced Gov. Cuomo to do the mayor’s job as well as his own.
As much as Cuomo has stepped up, it’s not ideal, as our greatest ex-mayor, Rudy Giuliani, says, because the governor doesn’t know the capacity of the city like the mayor should.
He might be sidelined but de Blasio is keeping busy. Just the other day, he had the city churn out coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... sex guides. Masturbation is encouraged because "you are your safest sex partner . . . especially if you wash your hands . . . with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after sex.”
[NYPOST] After a shocking turnaround in his campaign ‐ he was nearly left for dead after his crushing defeat in New Hampshire, only to become the presumptive nominee after Super Tuesday ‐ Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden ...Old, boring, a plagiarist, fond of hair sniffing and grabbing the protruding parts of women, and not whatcha call brilliant... was ready to pivot to a general election campaign against President Trump.
But then the coronavirus (aka COVID19 or Chinese Plague) ...the twenty first century equivalent of bubonic plague, only instead of killing off a third of the population of Europe it kills 3.4 percent of those who notice they have it. It seems to be fond of the elderly, especially Iranian politicians and holy men... hit the United States, and the ex-veep’s campaign has struggled mightily to deal with the political fallout.
Trump has dominated the news cycles over the last three weeks, and his administration has been a whirling dervish of activity. He and his team offer daily reports about N95 masks secured, ventilators procured, production capacities increased, negotiations with Democrats in the Senate for an economic rescue package and more.
The public likes what it sees. A Gallup poll out this week showed that 60 percent of Americans approve of the job he is doing handling the outbreak.
The crisis has improved his overall numbers, too, in keeping with a history of calamities boosting polling for commanders-in-chief. For the first time since the start of his administration, the RealClearPolitics average of Trump’s job disapproval is less than 50 percent. Meanwhile, ...back at the shouting match, a new, even louder, voice was to be heard... his approval rating is at 47 percent, again close to an all-time high.
Democrats in Congress, meanwhile, slow-walked the economic rescue discussions this week, making them seem petty and small-minded in comparison.
Trump, in other words, has utterly eclipsed his would-be rival. And when Biden has been heard from, he has looked frankly pathetic. After disappearing for more than a week after his primary victories in Missouri, Michigan and Washington, Biden emerged this week for a series of speeches and interviews from his Wilmington, Del., home.
The purpose was obvious ‐ his campaign desperately needs to muscle its way back into the news cycle. But that turned out to be easier said than done.
[AMERICANTHINKER] Steve Sisolak, the leftist governor of Nevada, decided to play doctor by banning the use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, two drugs that are being used elsewhere to treat COVID-19.
"While these drugs serve necessary medical purposes, this regulation protects the Nevadans who need them and prevents unnecessary hoarding," Sisolak wrote on Twitter. hoarding of a Script medicine? Right
Unnecessary hoarding? The hoarding thing is a smokescreen; his real reason was to slap at President Trump, who touted these medications as showing promise and even mistakenly said they had been approved for use by the FDA. That's his real reason for the limit on the unproven drug, which goes against the "right to try" and the current national mobilization effort to get everyone well by suspending burdensome regulations in the medical community to encourage experimentation and swift solutions. What Nevada needs, see, is more administrative-state regulation, which is showing all signs of going badly for him.
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, here was Sisolak's originally stated reason, which has a clear reference to President Trump:
Sisolak announced an emergency regulation prohibiting the drugs' use in a statement that said there was "no consensus among COVID-19 experts or Nevada's own medical health advisory team" that the medications were an effective treatment for the virus.
Tellingly, this semi-prohibition comes right on the heels of the death of an Arizona man who tried to self-medicate, fatally taking a fish tank cleaning additive with a similar name, and killing himself as well as sickening his wife. She has since blamed President Trump.
Sen. Ted Cruz could tell what Sisolak's ban was really about ‐ Getting Trump ‐ and he said something. According to the Reno Gazette-Journal:
On Wednesday, Cruz wrote on Twitter: "During this crisis, we should listen to the science & the medical professionals," Cruz tweeted on Wednesday. "The opposite approach: the Governor of Nevada, practicing medicine w/o a license ‐ trying to score political points against Trump ‐ & prohibiting NV doctors from prescribing medicines to treat COVID19."
Sisolak hollers about "no consensus" as reason for his move, but now looks like Sisolak has decided the consensus, limiting the availability of the drug on the market as bad stuff, and never mind that portion of the medical community that thinks it does work.
Sisolak has since clarified that he hasn't totally banned the use of the drug ‐ he's allowing it for hospital use, which is for COVID-19 patients at death's door. It's sad stuff because the drug reportedly shows the most promise in early-stage COVID-19 patients. But Sisolak's the doctor now, so late-stage can have his exception.
His order flat-out banned its use for COVID-19 patients; there was no "hospital exemption". It required a diagnostic code on every prescription, so pharmacists could be punished for dispensing it for off-label use.
And when you're in the hospital, they still require prescriptions and get them filled by a pharmacist.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
03/27/2020 1:32 Comments ||
Practicing medicine without a license is a crime. Unless you're a dem or Jenny McCarthy.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
03/27/2020 7:31 Comments ||
Will voters remember... I know Rantburgers will but will run of the mill die-hard party line voters remember loved ones put at risk or who actually died because of partisan moves like this or like Mayor Deblase saying go out and party on March 1st?
College fix via Instapundit
The University of Michigan’s refusal to recognize an accused student’s "clearly established due process rights" led a federal judge to deny its administrators "qualified immunity" in the student’s lawsuit.
Senior U.S. District Judge Arthur Tarnow went much further, declaring the school’s 2018 Title IX policy unconstitutional and an element of the "interim" policy that replaced it unconstitutional.
"John Doe" sued the taxpayer-funded institution in 2018 because it placed an "indefinite hold" on his transcript and degree after a female student accused him of sexual misconduct. It also withheld "any form of hearing or cross examination," per its policy that year.
Months later, in a different lawsuit against UMich known as Baum, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ordered public universities in its jurisdiction to allow cross-examination and live hearings when credibility is an issue in Title IX proceedings.
But a lower profile 6th Circuit ruling against the University of Cincinnati in 2017 had already established that public universities must provide "some kind of hearing" for a student to "share his version of events" in disputes that are dependent on credibility.
UMich’s argument that John’s due process rights were not violated because no sanctions or findings of guilt were levied against him was flatly rejected. "Plaintiff’s injury lies in the deprivation of one of the most basic due process rights‐the hearing itself," Tarnow wrote, granting John summary judgment on his due process claim.
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.