[DFW.CBSLOCAL] Two more Texas House Democrats who flew to Washington, D.C. last week to block a vote on Republicans’ elections bill have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to five since Friday.
The Texas House Democratic Caucus on Saturday said one member tested positive on Friday and two others on Saturday. Now, two more have gotten the virus, a person familiar with the situation told CBS News.
All five of the members who tested positive are fully vaccinated.
"The House Democratic Caucus is following all CDC guidance and protocols. This is a sober reminder that COVID is still with us, and though vaccinations offer tremendous protection, we still must take necessary precautions. We are in touch with public health experts in Texas to provide additional guidance. Our caucus will follow all recommendations from public health experts as we continue our work," Texas House Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Chris Turner said in a statement on Saturday.
Later in the evening, State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, D-San Antonio, said he was one of the two who tested positive on Sunday.
Rep. Celia Israel, D-Austin, also said she tested positive this weekend. The other three House Democrats were not identified.
But they all claimed to be fully vaccinated. Either someone is lying or their vaccines didn't work
Posted by: Deacon Blues ||
07/20/2021 8:09 Comments ||
#6 Vaccine is not a force field that kills any virus coming near. It, if successful, induces a more rapid, powerful, and specific immune response - and therefore, much lighter disease - when encountering the virus.
That is, vaccinated people (unless they're very old, or have some other problem leading to impaired immune system) have asymptomatic infection. But they still test positive.
g(r)omgoru, to make a hot link: copy the URL, then type a bit of descriptive text in the comment box to attach it to, highlight it, click on the icon of the Earth sitting on a bit of chain that you’ll see in the second row below the comment box, then paste the URL in the box that pops up, obliterating the placeholder http:// as you do so. Click OK to set it.
I highly recommend clicking on Preview and testing the result to be sure it works, so that it doesn’t create a different kind of oops before submitting the comment. ;-)
It does help to closely read the thread before offering helpful suggestions — sorry about that, g(r)omgoru. Next time just do a preview to check that you did all the steps you already knew without any coaching from me, k?
[Iran Press TV] The US state of reliably Democrat Chicago, aka The Windy City or Mobtown ...home of Al Capone, the Chicago Black Sox, a succession of Daleys, Barak Obama, and Rahm Emmanuel... has launched an initiative to tackle the rising gun violence in one of America’s largest cities.
The state has tasked a 50-member group of officers to crack down on the availability of guns in Chicago.
"The point of this investigations team — which is new and unique, and a first in its class — is to get the gun before it hits the streets at the trafficking level," Police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference. "These third parties need to hear me loud and clear: We're coming for you, and we're going to try to charge you with the highest charge we can, if not in the federal system, then at the state attorney's office."
The recent spike in the number of shootings across the country has become a source of concern for many particularly since 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... pandemic began.
The illegal gun market is only one of the myriad factors contributing to the situation in the Untied States today.
"Do not buy guns for violent mostly peaceful people is our message, or you will pay the price for them by doing what we hope to be serious time," Brown added, addressing those who buy illegal guns. "Whatever they're paying you to go buy these guns ... it's blood money."
Chicago is no stranger to gun violence but like many other cities in the US it has seen a spike in crime within the past year.
So you send people in and you are told, "I know your name, where you live just as corrections officers are confronted. You can't get help now. So Biden will send in the military to do the dirty work and if they refuse; out they go, owning the government big bucks for their recruitment costs.
t 10:30 P.M. on December 16, 1959, Touhy and Walter Miller, a retired Chicago police detective who served as his bodyguard, were gunned down as the men entered the Alesia house. Two or three men stepped out of shadows as Touhy and Miller mounted the steps to the front door. Miller identified himself as a police officer, and the men pulled 12 gauge shotguns from beneath their overcoats.
No messing around back then.I lived there back then.
[BIZPACREVIEW] A municipal judge in New Jersey’s Roselle Park borough is facing condemnation and scorn for effectively violating a Trump supporter’s First Amendment rights because of a complaint reportedly made by the borough’s Democrat Party mayor.
That Trump supporter, Andrea Dick, has been displaying a slew of pro-Trump and profanely anti-Biden signs on the fence outside her mother’s home.
Or rather, she had been, up until Roselle Park Municipal Court Judge Gary Bundy issued a ruling last Thursday ordering her mother, Patricia Dilascio, to remove the signs containing profanity within a week or face a $250/day fine.
According to NJ.com, the judge argued that the profanity violates a borough ordinance, § 3-8, that explicitly states that homeowners are barred from displaying "any obscene material, communication or performance or other article or item which is obscene within the Borough."
Obscenity is defined by the ordinance as anything that "appeals to the prurient interest," "depicts or describes in a patently offensive way sexual conduct," "depicts or exhibits offensive nakedness" or "lacks serious literary, artistic, political or scientific value."
I have to say, I am also fed up with the profanity and immorality openly displayed by persons on T-shirts, TAT's, cars, yards signs, and banners.
We need to remember "TACK" is the ability to tell someone to "Go To Hell" and make them feel happy to be on their way. Because there are a 1000+ ways to state your position in a proper civil decorum manner and make a lasting impression.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/20/2021 9:24 Comments ||
And yet a "FUCK TRUMP" sign would have been 100% OK.
These people don't even bother to hide how profoundly illiberal they are. They will happily bring our system down, without a thought to the tyranny that will happen afterwards. They will be genuinely surprised when it turns on them and they end up in one of their own gulags.
Blot out the last three letters - 'F*** Biden', and see what the judge does. If the supposed issue is profanity, then Andrea substantially complies with the major provision(s) of the court order. In most cases, 'substantially complies' is all that's necessary to beat the rap.
Raj story time - I got an IRS goon off my client's back in much the same manner; I gave him the records he wanted and told him 'GFY' on the other parts of the summons, which was delivered to me and my client... on Christmas Eve. I spent that night figuring out what I mentioned above and said 'in retrospect, not a bad way to spend Christmas Eve when I can tell an IRS agent to go to hell and there isn't jack squat he can do about it.'
[PostMillennial] Paul Allard Hodgkins, 38, pled guilty to the charge on June 2. He has no prior criminal history and engaged in no violence while in the capitol.
A man from Tampa, Florida is the first person involved in the January 6 storming of the Capitol to be sentenced for a felony. The charge is one felony count of "entering the Capitol to obstruct Congress."
"Although you were only one member of a larger mob, you actively participated in a larger event that threatened the Capitol and democracy itself," said US District Court Judge Randolph Moss.
He was sentenced to 8 months in prison for the crime, which he pled guilty to on June 2.
Hodgkins has no prior criminal history and engaged in no violence while in the capitol.
Patrick Leduc, Hodgkin's lawyer, said that Hodgkins is a "law abiding, hardworking, honest, caring, kind, thoughtful, generous, and the kind of person you would want for a neighbor."
Leduc said that on January 6, he "lost his bearings and his way ... made a fateful decision to follow the crowd, and found himself for approximately 15 minutes in a place that he sincerely regrets to have been."
Hodgkins told the judge "I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I am truly remorseful and regretful for my actions, not because I face consequences but because of the damage that day's incident caused and the way this country that I love has been hurt."
"I realize that my involvement did still contribute to the greater problem that took place. The company of us who remained calmer in our protests may have made others feel emboldened," he said.
"The need to deter others is especially strong in cases involving domestic terrorism, which the breach of the Capitol certainly was," Special Assistant US Attorney Mona Sedky said in the sentencing request.
Prosecutors stated in a filing that Hodgkins "contributed to the collective threat to democracy" when he and others interrupted the certification of the 2020 election in congress on January 6. The vote proceeded later that day.
Footage shows Hodgkins inside the Senate chamber on January 6, wearing a Trump 2020 t-shirt, eye goggles around his neck, and carrying a Trump flag.
The sentencing could set the bar for the sentencing of hundreds of other people who illegally breached the capitol building on January 6.
According to federal sentencing guidelines, Hodgkins, who has remained free since his arrest, could have faced between 15 and 21 months in prison.
But we already guessed that.
St. Paul police released bodycam footage Tuesday of an Independence Day traffic stop involving Minnesota state Rep. John Thompson after the Democrat lawmaker claimed that he was the victim of racial profiling. Following the incident, Thompson received a ticket for driving with a suspended out-of-state license.
Driving on a Wisconsin license because he was suspended in Minnesota. You try that, see how it works out.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/20/2021 6:22 Comments ||
A law I would love to see.
ALL elected officials will be truthful regarding all community matters and NOT incite civil disharmony and distrust among the voters. Violators to face Recall within 30 days, when found to be in violation.
He's been driving on a Wisconsin license since 2000. Something about Minnesota not allowing him to have one due to non-payment of child support.
That said, a lot of folks working in the Twin Cities live across the river in Wisconsin. Lower property and sales taxes. Although Minnesota requires that you get one of their licenses within 6-months of actually residing in their state.
Posted by: Mullah Richard ||
07/20/2021 8:42 Comments ||
^ which gets back to he's not a resident, but since he's a Lefty, it's OK.
[TOWNHALL] With the latest revelation of massive FBI ...Formerly one of the world's premier criminal investigation organizations, something for a nation to be proud of. Now it's a political arm of the Deep State oligarchy that is willing to trump up charges, suppress evidence, or take out insurance policies come election time... incompetence/corruption — turns out the G-men ended up not just screwing up the gymnastics pervert case but lying about it under oath — you have to wonder something. We keep getting told that the rank-and-file are A-OK, that it’s just a few bad apples up on the top floor who are framing people, botching investigations, not stopping mass killers, urging intrafamilial narcing, and busting LEGO insurrectionists. Fine, great, dandy.
Part of the reason for the TV series was the clown antics of the 50's and early 60's. 'There is no criminal organization, whether it is called Cosa Nostra, Mafia...'; $250,000 in 1963 dollars to investigate the lyrics of Louie, Louie; the work in stopping the Kennedy, MLK, and other Kennedy assas, oh wait.
[USASUPREME] Former President Donald Trump ...The tack in the backside of the Democratic Party... declared his opposition to a high-ranking Georgia Republican’s bid for lieutenant governor.Trump invited other Republicans to run against Senate President Pro Tem Butch Miller in the statement released late Wednesday.
"I will not be supporting or endorsing Sen. Butch Miller, running for lieutenant governor of Georgia, because of his refusal to work with other Republican senators on voter fraud and irregularities in the state," Trump said. "Hopefully there will be strong and effective primary challengers for the very important lieutenant governor position!"
This statement comes after a series of allegations of voter fraud in Georgia went un-answered by some of Georgia’s top-ranking GOP officials.
The other Republicans in the race are Jeanne Seaver of Savannah and Mack McGregor of Lafayette.
Jones, of Jackson, was stripped of his committee chair post in January after calling for a special session to consider action to overturn Biden’s victory. Unlike Miller, Jones also signed a court brief supporting the lawsuit by Texas officials challenging election results in Georgia and other states.
Even though liberal fact-checkers rated these allegations as false, the controversy around the Presidential elections in Georgia didn’t stop.
Several months after the elections an image from Douglas County Georgia surfaced and allegedly shows that Biden gets 100% of the vote in many batches.
You may also find it interesting to learn that the nearby communities of East Point, College Park, Union City, Riverdale, Morrow, Fairburn, and Palmetto have nearly conquered the heinous scourge of 'White Privilege.'
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
07/20/2021 7:53 Comments ||
GA SOS OFFICIAL VOTER DATA
DOUGLAS CO. GA. - OFFICIAL VOTES CAST
45.4% were White alone,
49.7% were Black or African American alone
GA SOS Voter Data shows 103,530 votes were cast in 2020
in Douglas Co. GA.
Of that 46,715 were Black-American Votes Cast (45.1%), 38,223 White-American Votes cast (36.9%) and 18,635 Others (??) votes Cast (18%)
BUT COUPLE THIS WITH
US Census Population estimates, July 1, 2019, 146,343 (31.9% were below the minimum 18 year old VOTING Age, leaving ONLY 99,659 legally of age possible voters.
BUT, somehow this county managed to cast 3,871 more votes than legal age possible estimates.
It gets worse if you look at the SOS VOTER AGE GROUP Break Down for register voters and Votes cast. The numbers are even further off from adding up with each other. An also showing 2x's as many 65+ year old voters of any other age group.
In Douglas County, in 2004, the vote was 36% Dems, 61% Pubs. Over the years the vote make-up has changed. In 2016 53.7 voted Dem whereas 43% voted Pub. It's doubtful Biden got 100% of the vote in some batches.
[Breitbart] President Joe Biden is pushing social media companies to suppress what he calls "misinformation" about coronavirus vaccines, blaming it for stalling the administration’s rollout and claiming that bad information is "killing people."
Yet Biden has been assisted by deliberate misinformation by social media companies, who suppressed the (true) story of Hunter Biden’s laptop, and he has also produced misinformation, for political advantage, that has damaged the country.
1. Misinformation about neo-Nazis. Biden launched his presidential campaign in April 2019 by claiming that President Donald Trump had referred to neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, as "very fine people." In fact, Trump had said they should be "condemned totally." Biden did not invent the lie, but by repeating it, he convinced many Americans that their president was a Nazi sympathizer, and stoked racial tensions that fed nationwide unrest.
2. Misinformation about the coronavirus vaccine. In August 2020, then-candidate Biden told Americans they could not trust a vaccine that was being produced by Trump’s Operation Warp Speed. "It’s not likely to go through all the tests and the trials that are needed to be done," Biden said, slandering the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He also said Trump was "moving it quicker than the scientists think it should be moved," falsely claiming the authority of science.
3. Misinformation about officer-involved shootings. When police shot Jacob Blake Jr. in Kenosha last August, Biden called Blake "a victim of excessive force" and said that "the officers must be held accountable." In fact, Blake was armed with a knife; had fought with officers; and was wanted on an outstanding warrant for sexual assault. A subsequent investigation exonerated the officers. Biden’s lie fueled outrage that had already exploded into riots on Kenosha’s streets.
4. Misinformation about Antifa and riots. As violent radicals affiliated with the Antifa movement attacked a federal courthouse in Portland, Oregon, for several months, firing incendiary devices and shooting laser beams at federal law enforcement officers, Biden claimed that the feds were "brutally attacking peaceful protesters." His demonstrably false claim gave political cover to the radicals, who continued their destruction — in Portland, Kenosha, and elsewhere.
5. Misinformation about China’s threat to the U.S. Biden consistently downplayed the threat that China poses to the U.S. and the free world in general. In January 2020, he dismissed President Trump’s coronavirus travel ban on China as "hysterical xenophobia." On the campaign trail, he continued to ridicule the idea that China was an economic competitor to the U.S. Today, the Biden administration is struggling to deal with Chinese (and Russian) cyberattacks on the U.S.
6. Misinformation about military deaths. Biden claimed on the campaign trail last year that there had been 6,114 military deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, for which he blamed President Trump. The real number was seven. Biden also repeated debunked claims that Trump had referred to American soldiers as "suckers" and "losers." Ironically, once he was president, Biden failed to recognize the anniversary of D-Day, dishonoring the troops he promised to honor.
7. Misinformation about economic re-openings. Biden claims credit for the ongoing economic recovery. But when several Republican-led states opted to drop their mask mandates and other coronavirus restrictions in March, Biden accused them of "Neanderthal thinking," saying that their decision to drop mandates was "a big mistake." Instead of going up, coronavirus cases in those states declined — and jobs also soared, for which Biden has falsely taken credit.
8. Misinformation about Trump and Lafayette Square. Biden claimed repeatedly that President Trump used tear gas to clear peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square last June so that he could have a "photo-op" at which he held a Bible upside-down. Not one bit of that was true, but Biden repeated it again in the wake of the January 6 Capitol riot, stoking divisions that led to Trump’s second failed impeachment. In June, an inspector general’s report cleared Trump entirely.
9. Misinformation about Hunter Biden’s laptop and Russian "misinformation." The Biden campaign told reporters that stories about Hunter Biden’s laptop were "Russian misinformation." In fact, the stories turned out to be true, showing that Hunter Biden had set up meetings with his father and his foreign business partners, and that he had sought overseas business opportunities using his father’s name. Biden’s claims were "misinformation" designed to mislead the electorate.
10. Misinformation about Republicans and "Jim Crow." Biden has repeatedly referred to Republican-backed ballot integrity legislation as the new "Jim Crow," accusing states like Georgia and Texas of trying to disenfranchise black voters. In fact, many of these new voting laws expand opportunities to vote, and are more liberal than the restrictive voting laws in Biden’s home state of Delaware. Biden’s slander is designed to stoke racial tensions for political gain.
[KSTP] Congressional Democrats are exploring ways to include financial incentives for states to expand voting access as part of a massive infrastructure bill, a key senator said Sunday.
Democrats have been struggling to get their marquee election reform bill passed in an evenly split Senate, where Republicans remain unified in their opposition and rules require 60 votes to advance most pieces of legislation.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar Senatrix from Minnesota, candidate for the Dem presidential 2020 nomination. You can tell the kind of husband a boy will make by the way he treats his mother. You can tell the kind of leader a politician will make by the way he treats his staff. Klobuchar is reportedly overbearing, snide, and dictatorial with her people. She see this as merely getting the best from them. Her name spelled backward in the Russian alphabet would be "Rachubolk," which sounds pretty daggone suspicious... , a Democrat from Minnesota who chairs the powerful Senate Rules Committee, said in an interview that the priority continues to be passing the legislation known as the For the People Act, which would usher in minimum voting standards in the U.S. such as automatic and same-day voter registration, early voting and no-excuse absentee voting.
But Klobuchar noted that Democrats could also use the process known as reconciliation to advance financial incentives for states to adopt certain reforms. Election systems have been designated critical infrastructure on par with the nation’s power plants, banks and dams.
"You can do election infrastructure in there because that is part of infrastructure," Klobuchar said. "It’s no substitute for the For the People Act, but it is something we can start working on immediately and are working on right now."
Pushing election-related measures into the infrastructure bill would be a high-stakes gambit with no guarantee of success.
Under the congressional budget process, certain measures regarding revenues, spending and the debt can be approved with a 51-vote threshold, which is why Democrats are pursuing it. The process allows them to bypass a near-certain filibuster from Republicans.
But there’s a catch: The Senate’s nonpartisan parliamentarian can rule for the removal of any provision not directly related to the budget, or items whose budget impact is "merely incidental" to their intended policy changes.
In the end, Democrats would not achieve their goal of federal standards through the infrastructure bill alone but could incentivize some states to move in that direction.
"Money with incentives has passed before. So let’s see what we can get approved," Klobuchar said. "But again, that is only part of it. Look, it’s not the whole thing, right? But it’s a tool you don’t want to let go."
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.